In Memoriam: Dr. Harold Pepinsky, Professor Emeritus
The Department of Criminal Justice is sad to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Harold (Hal) Pepinsky. Hal passed away peacefully in Durango, Colorado on January 28th, 2023. Hal joined what was at the time the Department of Forensic Studies in 1974 and retired in 2009 to be with his wife Jill Bystydzienski, a Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. When Jill retired they moved to Durango to be near their daughter Katy, her husband, Christian and their two grandchildren, Mila and Evan.
Donations can be made to the “Hal Pepinsky Legacy Travel Fund” found within the American Society of Criminology (ASC) division webpages. There will be a celebration of Hal’s life and work at the ASC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in November.