Obituaries & Condolences
Birth date: October 12, 1914
Death date: April 2, 2012
Mauricio L. Lasansky, 97 of Iowa City died peacefully Monday morning at home surrounded by family.
A family committal service has been held at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation, 1 W. Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, for the Mauricio Lasansky Scholarship Fund, Printmaking Department.
Mauricio was born on October 12, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina the son of Abraham and Ana Kahan Lasansky. Mauricio was united in marriage to Emilia Barragan on December 16, 1937. Mauricio and Emilia were partners in every part of their lives, always loving and respectful of each other. He will be greatly missed.
Mauricio was the Virgil M. Hancher Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, where he was a professor and head of Printmaking in the School of Art and Art History for more than forty years.
Survivors include their six children, William (Jeannette) Lasansky of Lewisburg, PA, and their daughter Diana; Rocio “Nina” (Alan) Weinstein of Iowa City, and their children Rachael, Anna Daniel and Adam; Leonardo Lasansky of St. Paul MN, and his son Amadeo; Jimena Lasansky and William Sepe of Rockport ME, and their son Richie; Phillip (Lori) Lasansky and their sons Emiliano and Diego and Thomas (Charlie) Lasansky and their son Rory, all of Iowa City, and four great grandchildren.
Mauricio was preceded in death by his wife Emilia, his parents and his siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation, 1 W. Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, for the Mauricio Lasansky Scholarship Fund, Printmaking Department
Oakland Cemetery 1000 Brown Street Iowa City Iowa 52245 (map/driving directions)
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