The Macedonian Tendency: BAGANOFF, Donald

Monday, February 07, 2005


Macedonian Professor passes away.


BAGANOFF, Donald - 72, professor emeritus, Stanford University, passed away December 17th at his home in Palo Alto after suffering a severe stroke November 19th. He had been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1965, retiring December 1997. 

Don was born January 22, 1932, in Crystal City, MO, son of Trifon and Olga Bogdanoff formerly of Macedonia, Yugoslavia. Earning a bachelor's degree from Purdue University 1957; masters from Washington University 1960, and doctorate from California Institute of Technology 1964, he remained at Caltech as a research fellow for one year before accepting an appointment as a faculty member in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Dept. of Stanford University in 1965. 

Don had a passion for teaching and was honored more than once by his students with an Outstanding Teacher Award. He strove for excellence in all his endeavors. He was a great lover of sports, enjoying golf, tennis, swimming, ice skating, and jogging. He loved ballroom dancing and classical music, and taught himself to play classical guitar. He was also an avid football fan, favoring the Stanford and 49er teams, and attended games with his daughters. 

He is survived by his wife Kay: three daughters, Kathryn Baganoff Uhlik, wife of Chris, Danville, CA; Michelle Baganoff -Keith, wife of Doug, Newark, CA; and Deborah Baganoff, Mt. View, CA; six grandchildren, Nicole, Tony, Lauren, Andy, Kelly, and Joci. One brother Fred Baganoff, St. Louis, MO; a sister-in-law Pauline Baganoff, St. Louis; two nephews, Mark Baganoff, St. Louis, and Fred Baganoff, Arlington, MA: one niece, Lisa Baganoff Gaynor, wife of Bob, Newtown, PA; one great nephew Robbie and one great niece Carly. Don will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for his devotion to his loving family, always being there for them with wise counsel and assistance. He was a proud father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his family. As a scientist with interests in many fields, he will be missed for the interesting discussions he could always be counted on to generate. He left an indelible impression upon our hearts.

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