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Sad news regarding Paul Magelli, Sr.

Dec 5, 2016, 05:08 by Gies College of Business
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the College of Business and the Magelli family celebrated the Life of Dr. Paul Magelli. If you were not able to join us, please enjoy a recording of the event below.  

Dr. Magelli Tribute Fund

Dr. Magelli Tribute FundIf you wish to join the family, friends, students and colleagues of Dr. Magelli who wish to honor him through a gift to the College of Business, please use the button at right to make your gift.    
Celebrating the Life of Dr. Paul Magelli, 1931-2016 – Saturday, January 21, 2017
The family of Dr. Paul Magelli, together with the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite you to join us in Celebrating the Life of Dr. Paul Magelli, 1931-2016.

11:00 am - Memorial Mass St. John’s Catholic Chapel 604 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL

12:30 pm - Celebration of Life Program Reception to follow Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL

Please RSVP by January 9: Space is limited. Additional details related to parking, a link to livestream the celebration, and more will be sent via email the week of January 16 to those who have filled out the RSVP form. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established; details are forthcoming. A block of hotel rooms is available at the iHotel and Conference Center. For reservations, contact (217) 819-5000, or go to: Reference “Dr. Paul Magelli Celebration of Life.”
December 5, 2016 Dear Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends: It is with deep regret and great sadness that I report to you the passing of one of the giants of our faculty, Dr. Paul Magelli. Paul died peacefully on Sunday after heroically battling damage to his lungs following his heart surgery this past summer. Paul’s impact on the College of Business and on the lives of all who knew him was immense. He was one of the kindest, warmest, and most loving people ever to walk this earth. His intellect, energy, enthusiasm, and selflessness made him a truly special and gifted leader, scholar, mentor, and friend. He touched every life he came in contact with, treating all people with the same respect and care and kindness, regardless of station in life. One of Paul’s many gifts was his ability to draw out the best in each person he worked with. 
We will work with Paul’s family to hold a celebration of his life sometime after the start of the new year. In lieu of flowers, his family intends to establish a scholarship in Paul’s honor. As these plans develop, I will be in touch with you. We will all miss him. Sincerely, Jeffrey R. Brown Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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