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RIP William R. Schmalstieg, Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Baltic Linguistics and Former President of AABS

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of William R. Schmalstieg, Sparks Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Baltic Linguistics, Penn State University, on January 22, 2021 at the age of 91. He died peacefully at home in Lancaster, PA surrounded by his loving family. Prof. Schmalstieg was a long-time member of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and served as the President of AABS from 1982–1984. Below, we publish his obituary, written by the Schmalstieg Family.