Max Morenberg, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was professor emeritus of English at Miami University beginning in 1972 and retiring after 31 years of service.
While at Miami, he directed its linguistics program, served as director of college composition, and in 1980 became the founding co-director, with his colleague Mary Fuller, of the Ohio Writing Program, deemed one of the nation's most effective and enduring programs in teacher development, earning for Miami six million dollars in grant money and offering training to over 165,000 Ohio students for the Board of Regents.
Max is survived by his children: Ara Morenberg (Mickey Cochran) of Lake City, Fla.; Cori Morenberg (Ralph Padilla) of Yonkers, N.Y.; and Adam Morenberg (Nathan DeWaele) of Denver, Col.; by his sister Ethel Bishop (Williiam Bishop) of Miami, Fla.; and by his partner Lucie Guzman of Pembroke Pines, Fla. Service was held Sunday, Jan. 22, at Kumler Chapel on the Western Campus of Miami University. Arrangements by the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home.
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