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A. Pillet, a professor emeritus of education and Romance
languages & literatures, died May 29 in Chicago. He was 82. A
scholar of French pedagogy, he emphasized teaching through filmstrips,
records, and pictures rather than via textbooks and rote memorization.
He created grade-school materials, including the classic storybook
André François Villeneuve, which taught the language through a
narrative of a puppy prince and his poodle friend.
1971, he was awarded the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Cantor
at the former Temple Mitzpah in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood,
he was the principal tenor soloist for the Rockefeller Chapel
Choir. Survivors include his wife, Etiennette
V. Pillet, MST'75; a daughter; a son; two stepdaughters;
a stepson; two sisters; and nine grandchildren.