On October 30, 2017, Professor Osvaldo Pardo passed away unexpectedly at his home. He had been a faculty member at UCONN for the past 20 years. His only direct family is his mother, Adelma, an elderly woman who lives in Argentina. Adelma does not have the resources to pay for Osvaldo’s funeral arrangements. Uconn-AAUP is assisting Adelma in having Osvaldo’s remains and belongings sent to her in Argentina. If anyone else would like to assist, a “gofundme” page has been set up at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/osvaldos-funeral-arrangements
A gathering has been organized to pay homage to Osvaldo’s life, which will take place on Thursday, November 16th from 5 – 7:00 PM in the South Reading Room of Wilber Cross Building. It will be a simple event for friends and colleagues to share memories of Osvaldo, celebrate his life and accomplishments, grieve together, and pay him tribute. All are invited to participate and share their memories of Osvaldo at the event. If you are unable to attend, we invite friends and colleagues to send us a brief note about their memories of Osvaldo to Gustavo Nanclares (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be read at the event.