|Date Of Birth:||June 18, 1914|
|Date Of Death:||May 6, 2010|
Juan Luis Alborg, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center. He was 95 years old.
Born June 18, 1914 in Valencia, Spain he was the son of Juan Alborg and Agustina Escarti. He received his PhD from the University of Valencia. He was awarded Spain’s National Prize for Literature in 1959. Juan came to the United States in 1961 under the auspices of the Fulbright Program beginning as a professor at Purdue University and then coming to Indiana University in 1977. He was a very well known literary critic and was Knighted in 2003 by the King of Spain in recognition of his dedicated work. He was a member of the Modern Languages Association, Sigma Delta Pi and authored numerous publications including 5 volumes of the History of Spanish Literature. He lived by the phrase, ”work hard and challenge yourself”.
May 17 would have been his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife Muriel Kdan of Bloomington, IN; He had two children, from his marriage to Concepcion Carles, JuanLuis Alborg of Madrid, Spain and Concha Alborg of Philadelphia, PA; One sister, Teresa Alborg of Valencia Spain; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
No services are scheduled. Cremation has been entrusted to Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Humane Society, 3410 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
“It is strange how life gives us JOY one day and takes it away on another day”- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran