Prof. Getatchew Haile, Fba, 1931–2021
June 11, 2021
Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021
With great sadness we learned that our dear friend and colleague Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, passed away on June 10, 2021 in New York City after a long illness.
Getatchew was a treasured presence at HMML during the decades after his arrival in 1976. His many publications, including several volumes of the Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts Microfilmed for the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library, transformed the field of Ethiopian Studies. Getatchew’s personal courage was a great inspiration, and his wisdom, kindness, and gentleness were a daily blessing during his many years among us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn their loss.
- Media Release from HMML
- A statement from the family of Getatchew Haile
- Getatchew’s funeral service was held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Saint John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, Minnesota, 56321. The service was recorded and shared as a live-stream from Saint John’s Abbey.
- A Tribute to Getatchew Haile (1931–2021)
- Prof. Getatchew Haile — A Giant in His Field and in the Hearts of All Who Knew Him
- Getatchew Haile, Ethiopic scholar
- Website in memoriam of Getatchew Haile