Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021

June 11, 2021
Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021

Getatchew Haile
Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA. Regents Professor of Medieval Studies at Saint John’s University and Curator of the Ethiopia Study Center at HMML.

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.

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Media Release from HMML.

A statement from the family of Getatchew Haile.

Getatchew’s funeral service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Saint John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, Minnesota, 56321. Visitation starts at 9 a.m. (CT), followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. (CT). The service will also be shared as a live-stream from Saint John’s Abbey.

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