Mr. Wright was killed in a car accident near his home in northern Minnesota on July 11.
He was on the Kansas University faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Life for 28 years.
Donations to establish a mentoring award in his honor can be sent to Kansas University Endowment Assn., P.O. Box 928, Lawrence 66044-0928, with a notation for the John Wright Memorial. Online condolences can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.