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John M. Bishop

John M. Bishop

Sunday, September 5th, 1948 - Friday, May 15th, 2020
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John M. Bishop of Syracuse, New York passed away peacefully in the presence of family on May 15, 2020. He was born in Auburn, New York on September 5, 1948. He graduated from Cornell University (BS English) and Stanford University (PhD Modern Literature) with special interests in James Joyce, writing and psychoanalysis. He retired as a tenured Professor of English from UC Berkeley, where he is know internationally as a Joyce and Modern Scholar. His personal Interests include classical piano playing, writing, history, geology of Central New York, travel, camping, hiking, comedy, teaching and family.

He is predeceased by his mother, Anne Skomsky Bishop; father, Walter Bishop; and sister, Dr. Anne Bishop. He is survived by his sister, Dr. Jeanne Bishop; niece, Katherine Shaw (Adam Dieck); brother-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Shaw; and many cousins.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 19, follow the link on his obituary page: www.scheppfamily.com Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in DeWitt.

Former students and colleagues are organizing a virtual celebration of John’s life to be held later this summer. Details will be announced on the UC Berkeley English Department website and on their Facebook.

Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St., DeWitt, NY 13214; the Department of English Fund at UC Berkeley, scholarship in honor of Professor John Bishop,
https://give.berkeley.edu/egiving/index.cfm?fund=FN7202000 or the International James Joyce Foundation, gifts to commemorate John will go towards graduate student scholarships, jjf@utulsa.edu


John leaves the legacy of his brilliant mind and gentle soul with all those he has touched. My brother, “So soft this morning ours…Whish! A lone a last a loved…”
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Service will be live streamed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:00 am.

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Pearl James

Posted at 10:44am
John Bishop was my professor at Berkeley from 1990-1994, and he had a huge impact on me. I took several classes with him and eventually graduated to the Finnegan's Wake reading group on Tuesday evenings. I vividly remember being in his Joyce seminar and hearing him explain how to read Ulysses. All of Joyce's characters are of course deeply flawed. John talked about them and those flaws with such compassion and understanding. I learned a lot about reading literature, of course, but I also tried to adopt his attitude of compassion, humility, understanding towards others and myself. He was such a gentle man. His stroke saddened all of us, and I'm so grateful to you, his sisters and his wider family, for taking such good care of him in later years after he returned to New York. I'm now a professor myself and I think of him often. I wish I had been closer and able to see John more. Please know that we too will remember and miss him. -Pearl James
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Ann Longo Amoia

Posted at 02:15pm
So sorry to hear of John's passing. I was in elementary school with John. Just looking at some pictures the other night of John and me in a play at Seymour St. School. I have many fond memories of him and your family. Prayers for you all.
Ann (Longo) Amoia
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Sharon Conrad

Posted at 09:22am
You were so rooted and grounded, and gave so much life to others..and so it continues...
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Christopher Conrad Posted at 09:40am

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Sharon Conrad

Posted at 09:09am
I will miss you dearly my pro J.
The talks, and laughs about every and nothing
The corny jokes that you were so proud of,
That facial pride made me laugh so hard.
Im going to miss going to the baseball games with you. We were only really interested in the beer, hotdogs and fries. I'm so glad we made it to the state fair last year..listening to Peter Noone and eating dinosaur barbeque.
You we're the most brilliant man I know, yet you were so down to earth, you touch my heart and life profoundly..my friend and brother.
I'll carry you with me always.. My condolences to the family..
Sharon Conrad.

 

Christopher Conrad Posted at 09:40am

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