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Charles William ‘Bill’ Lovitt

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March 22, 2011 |

d. March 15, 2011

Charles William Lovitt, “Bill” to those who knew him, died peacefully March 15, 2011, at his home in Davis, Calif. He was 82 years old. Bill was born in Long Beach, Calif., at Seaside Hospital. Bill graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in Pomona, Calif. He went on to receive a master’s of divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Later, Bill attended Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion and ethics. While attending Columbia, Bill received the coveted Fulbright Fellowship, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government allowing students to study abroad. As a Fulbright Scholar, Bill studied philosophy and theology at both the University of Strasbourg in France and The Albert Ludwig Universitat in Freiburg, Germany.

Bill met Harriet, the love of his life, while both were teaching at Skidmore Women’s College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In 1962, they were married and shortly thereafter moved to Sacramento, Calif. Bill started as a professor of philosophy at California State University – Sacramento in 1966. He proudly taught at that institution for 42 years and was named chair of the department. In 1998, Bill was selected as the recipient of the 1997-98 CSUS Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award. This award is made annually to a CSUS faculty member who, over an extended period of time, has made significant scholarly contributions. Bill retired from the university in 1999.

The author of numerous reviews and articles, his most significant work is two volumes that he co-authored with Harriet, titled “Modern Technology in the Heideggerian Perspective,” published in 1995. Commenting on this work, one reviewer noted “…this is not really a work to read through at one sitting and be done with, not an introduction for the impatient, rather a careful study that everyone seriously interested in Heidegger will want to have at his side, return to over and over again, truly a companion to Heidegger.”

In 1999, Bill and Harriet moved to Davis, where they have made their final home. Bill was an avid reader, but most of all enjoyed caring for his beloved Harriet. Bill is survived, and will be truly missed, by his wife Harriet, brothers Richard Lovitt (Kathryn) and John Lovitt (Diane), niece Andrea McCann (Shannon) and nephews John Lovitt (Michele) and Chuck Lovitt (Sally). He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Leo Lovitt, and his mother, Aileen (Linney) Lovitt.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 515 Second St. in Woodland. Interment at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, will immediately follow.

 

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