On August 30, Charles Bosk of Narberth, Pennsylvania of a sudden heart attack at 72. A proud graduate of Baltimore City College and Wesleyan University, he received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania for 44 years, he was admitted to the American Academy of Medicine in 2013 and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. A talented teacher and pathbreaking scholar, he was the author of three books, including the seminal “Forgive and Remember: the Management of Medical Failure.” Even more important, he was a kind and generous friend and a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his brother Harry (Dana) of Baltimore; wife Marjorie; children Emily (Ethan) and Abigail Bosk; beloved grandsons Milo and Finn Schoolman; five nieces and nephews; and countless friends who miss him already. In honor of “Chuck,” who was himself a first generation college student, the Bosks have established the Charles Bosk Memorial Scholarship Fund for a first generation college student from Baltimore City College at


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