Jonathan Demme Passes Away
Oberlin parent, honorary degree recipient, and benefactor Jonathan Demme passed away on April 26, 2017 at his home in Manhattan. He publicly disclosed that he had cancer in 2015.
Demme was a member of the Friends of the Apollo Theatre steering committee, which was instrumental in the preservation of the theater. In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Oberlin College.