CWRU mourns passing of Kulas Music Library Director Stephen H. Toombs


As we prepare to return to CWRU for the fall semester, we regretfully share very sad news regarding our department staff family. Stephen Toombs, director of our Kulas Music Library, passed away last Wednesday, August 17, 2016. A tribute written in honor of his work at CWRU appeared in the daily today, Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was 65. He and his wife of 31 years, Jean, lived in Cleveland Heights. 

Mr. Toombs had worked at CWRU since 1988 and his presence will be missed by students, faculty and staff alike. 

Stephen Toombs: an appreciation | A beautiful tribute to Stephen Toombs, which was published on

A memorial for Stephen will take place Sunday, November 13 at 2:00pm in Harkness Chapel.  All are welcome.