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ART DEPT. FOUNDER CHARLES K. SIBLEY, 83, DIES

Old Dominion University Professor Emeritus Charles Kenneth Sibley, 83, died Aug. 13.

After completing his undergraduate work at Ohio State University, he was commissioned and served during six campaigns in the South Pacific and Asiatic theaters.

Sibley received graduate degrees from Columbia University and from Iowa State University and he also studied for two years at the Chicago Art Institute. Before coming to Norfolk in 1955, Sibley had taught at Duke University and at the University of Texas. He was the founder and head of the art department at Old Dominion University (formerly the Norfolk Division of William and Mary). He was the recipient of the Louis Jaffe Chair and retired from academic work in 1980.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Jo Wagers and his lifelong friend, Robert V. Vick.

There will be no services. The Sibley Scholarship at O.D.U. will accept contributions.

This article was posted on: August 15, 2005

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