The death of Eugene Raiche will be keenly felt by those Harvard men who have known him during his twenty years here as an Instructor in French. His contribution to the University did not lie in extended research, for he had more liking for the human task of teaching than for the type of work which brings academic distinction. He brought to his classes a genuine interest in the literature which they were studying and his fund of anecdote and unaffected philosophizing were always a pleasure to his students.
Although Mr. Raiche left no scholarly books as a monument to his name, he left the memory of a delightful personality. His qualities were those most valuable to the teacher of small classes. It was, therefore, natural that he should have been little known except to those with whom his work brought him in contact. They will remember him, as he would have wished to be remembered, for his mellow philosophy and his friendship.