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Aangeenbrug services

May 17, 2003


Memorial services for Robert T. Aangeenbrug, 67, Gulfport, Fla., will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Gulfport.

Mr. Aangeenbrug died Thursday, May 15, 2003, in Lawrence. He was in Lawrence to visit friends and attend the Distinguished Service Citation ceremony at Kansas University.

He was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Sassenheim, Netherlands, the son of Willem and Arina (vanGinhoven) Aangeenbrug. He received his bachelor's degree in social science at Central Connecticut State College and his master's and doctoral degrees in geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Mr. Aangeenbrug was an assistant professor at Boston University, professor in the department of geography-meteorology at Kansas University from 1965 to 1985, executive director of the Association of American Geographers from 1984 to 1989, and professor and former chairman of the geography department at University of Southern Florida.

He received the Edgar Horwood Award for Outstanding Service to the Urban and Regional Information Systems Assn. in 1980; a Presidential Citation for Exceptional Service, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping in 1980; and Geographers on Films award from the Association of American Geographers. He became an honorary life member of URISA in 1994 and published articles and attended speaking functions on his field of study.

He married Mary Hay on June 18, 1960, in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mary Aangeenbrug, Cos Cob, Conn., Elizabeth Aangeenbrug, Boulder, Colo., and Christina Lantz, New Castle, Colo.; a brother, Frans vanVoorst, Glen Carbon, Ill.; four sisters, Cathy Hunter, Farmington, Conn., Mieke Helms, Leamington, Ontario, Canada, Connie Kluit, Bellingham, Mass., and Willy Zessoules, Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Habitat for Humanity or Annie Sullivan Enterprises Inc., sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Aangeenbrug.

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