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Philip Momberger ’61

Philip Momberger ’61, a beloved professor of English so well-read and eloquent he was called “a walking thesaurus,” died Feb. 5, 2018.

Described by a friend as “a brilliant gentle giant of a man with a huge heart and keen wit,” Phil had a lasting impact on countless students, including one who wrote in tribute that “no one taught Gatsby like Momberger. Even Fitzgerald would’ve been awestruck by his analysis.”

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