The University of Findlay and the Mallett family will hold a celebration of life service to honor the late Jerry Mallett, Ed.D., on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Attendees may also visit the Mazza Museum that day between 1-3 p.m. To attend the memorial for Dr. Mallett, simply email the Mazza Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org for planning purposes; those without internet access may call the museum at (419) 434-4560.
Mallett, a longtime educator, children’s literacy expert and Mazza Museum founder died on Sunday at age 76. He grew up in Toledo and was a junior high school teacher and elementary principal. In 1968 he was hired at what was then Findlay College as an assistant professor of education. Throughout the years he held many positions at UF and won many awards, including the University’s Arch Award in 2006, for his outstanding teaching and motivational speaking. Most recently he served as the Mazza Museum’s curator, assisting with the annual exhibition rotation, contributing to summer conference activities and preparing works for the upcoming paper engineering gallery that is expected to open this fall.
As one of UF’s most well-loved educators, Mallett’s death has elicited an outpouring of grief and remembrances from former students, staff, friends, family and his numerous connections within the art community. The University intends for the upcoming service to serve as a celebration of life for an individual who has positively influenced so many and will continue to do so far into the future.