In Memoriam: Frank Anderson Trapp
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Professor Emeritus Frank Anderson Trapp, who died after a long illness on Thursday, March 17. He was 82 years old.
Trapp, who was a Fulbright Scholar, received a B.A. from Carnegie Institute of
Technology and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. A faculty
member at Williams College for five years, Trapp came to Amherst College in 1956 and worked here until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure at Amherst, he served as rotating chairman of the Art Department
and was the director of the Mead Art Museum for 20 years.
Trapp was predeceased
by his parents and his brother, Robert H. Trapp. He is survived by his brothers
and sisters-in-law, Dr. Donald C. Trapp and Alice of Wheeling, W.V., and
Edward L. and Patricia A. Trapp of Glastonbury, Conn.; a niece, Donna Warman of
Selinsgrove, Penn.; and nephews, Craig and Eric Trapp of Vernon; grandniece Calley
Warman of Selinsgrove and grandnephews Brooks and Bryce of Selinsgrove and Jared
Tyler Trapp of Vernon. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has noted that donations may be made to Amherst College.