Gerald W. Esch

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We are saddened to announce that Gerald W. Esch, Charles M. Allen Professor Emeritus of Biology, died December 18, 2019.

Dr. Esch joined Wake Forest’s biology faculty in 1965. He retired in 2017. At Wake Forest, he held a number of academic and administrative positions, including Charles M. Allen Professor of Biology, dean of the Graduate School, and chair of the Department of Biology.

We grieve Dr. Esch’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Information about a service for Dr. Esch is not available at this time.  When a service is announced, information will be provided on the Inside WFU web site.

This announcement was posted on December 19, 2019, by Inside WFU.