We Will Always Miss You FERI

by Agnes Felber March. 13, 2012 5304 views

Memorial for Professor Francis Gabor
The Cecil C. Humphreys Law School will honor Professor Gabor’s many contributions to the law school and the greater legal community at a memorial service on Thursday, May 24, 2012, with remarks beginning at 5 p.m. at the law school in downtown Memphis. The Memphis Law School extends an invitation to the entire community to join Professor Gabor’s family and his many friends to remember his life and achievements.
Professor Gabor was a Holocaust survivor who came from his native Budapest to the United States in 1968. In addition to receiving his first law degree in Budapest, he received an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a J.D. degree from Tulane.
Professor Gabor joined the law school faculty in 1976. His courses included International Law, Comparative Law, International Business Transactions, Conflicts of Law, and Immigration Law. Professor Gabor wrote numerous law reviews articles on international law, international conflict of laws, immigration law, and legal developments in Central-Eastern Europe. He was awarded the Fulbright Hays Fellowship and Awards in 1981-82, 1990-91, and 1995-1996.
Professor Gabor was a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest for more than twenty years, and taught summer classes on Transnational Law at the Loyola, Cardozo, and McGeorge Summer Law Programs in Budapest and Vienna. During the 1990's, he also was the Director of the University of Memphis Summer Law Program in Budapest and Vienna. Francis also was the faculty advisor of the International Law Society throughout his law school tenure, and was the successful coach of the Law School's Jessup International Law Mock Trial Teams for twenty-five years. Many participants won best advocate and best brief awards in these competitions.
“When you mention the name Francis Gabor, everybody smiles. Francis loved and celebrated every day of his life, and was a joy to behold.” Larry Pivnick, Professor of Law
“Francis exhibited a mastery of the law and a thorough understanding of the political and economic forces shaping international events. He was a tremendously compassionate person who was dedicated to his students.” Kevin H. Smith, Dean and Thomas B. Preston Professor of Law, The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
A fund has been established in Francis’ memory at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Make checks payable to University of Memphis Foundation and mail to: Department 238, U of M Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0001. Include instructions to designate your gift to the Professor Francis Gabor Fund.

Francis A. Gabor [memphis.edu]

You were taken from us too early, too quickly and your absence is too painful to contemplate.

The above picture is the last one I took of Feri in Memphis, TN in the fall of 2011. Nobody suspected there would not be another fall reunion in Memphis after he returned from his summer spent in Budapest, full of enthusiasm and impatience until the next time he could return to his beloved streets and restaurants in Ujlipotvaros.

These following pictures were taken on August 21, 2010 after many a delightful lunch gathering we used to have with Lyency and Feri.

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 2 months ago

sorry for your grief!
My condolence :'(

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Paolo Martini 9 years, 2 months ago

...a lovely tribute,
my condolences Agnes ...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 9 years, 2 months ago

a lovely tribute to your friend.. he will always be alive in your memories:)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 9 years, 2 months ago

What lovely captures - what a loving caption! Aren't you happy that you have all of these photos by which to remember him?

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 2 months ago

I'm very sorry about the loss of your friend. It appears you have some good memories to keep with you.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 9 years, 2 months ago

Great post...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Moira 9 years, 2 months ago

I remember you posting this before is this his first anniversary.? lovely tribute

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 2 months ago

Llovely tribute,R.I.P~!~

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
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