Paul Rehak was a son of Ann Arbor who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1976 and went on to receive a masters in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1985 from Bryn Mawr. A White Fellow at the American School in 1981, he followed a one-year stint at the University of Kansas with appointments at the College of Wooster, the American University in Paris, and six years at Loyola University of Chicago. He taught archaeology at Duke from 1995 to 2000, then returned to the University of Kansas in 2001. Throughout his too brief career he gave selflessly of himself to numerous committees, as book review editor for the American Journal of Archaeology, and as secretary of the alumni association of the American School, and to his beautiful pack of retrievers and shelties whose photos still appear on his website. He died in June 2004 of a heart attack.
— Ward Briggs