Ronald G. Witt died on March 15, 2017. He was 97. Christopher Celenza (1994 Fellow) and Timothy Kircher have written a salute to him in the newsletter of the Renaissance Society of America.
Witt lived a rich, generous life, one that profoundly touched family, friends, and fellow scholars. Born into a farming family in rural Michigan in 1932, he wound up traveling the world, influencing generations of students and leaving behind a body of scholarly work that both transformed a field and will remain an integral part of it in the decades to come.