Winter 2019 class notes
Richard Jackson ’53 is the founder of One People, the Delaware, Ohio-based organization that co-hosted the Community Festival Celebrating Juneteenth in June. Juneteenth is a holiday predominantly celebrated in African-American communities in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. The event was billed as a way to bring the entire community together in a show of unity.
James Clem Allison ’56 hosted an exhibition of his paintings at Mason House Gallery at the General Morgan Inn in Greenville, Tenn., in August.
George Conrades ’61, a life trustee on the OWU Board of Trustees, retired from his position as chairman of Akamai Technologies Inc. in June after eight years in the role.
Alice Moore Batchelder ’64, a judge in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was honored in May by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as the 2018 recipient of the St. Thomas More Award, which is given to a legal professional who has demonstrated outstanding personal integrity, professional excellence, and community service.
Larry Heinzerling ’67 was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. With 50 years of excellence in communications, Heinzerling retired in 2017 as an adjunct assistant professor for the Graduate School of Journalism and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
David Vowles ’67 was inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame in August. Vowles, a Vietnam War veteran, resumed his baseball career in 2007, 39 years after he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan, by joining the Kent Mudhens in the Roy Hobbs program. He continues to play on that team.
Robert Rupp ’69, professor of history and political science at West Virginia Wesleyan College, participated in the college’s panel discussion “The Constitution, Impeachment, and the 25th Amendment” in September. Rupp recently completed a manuscript on “The Primary that Made a President: Kennedy” and is the author of 1970 Battleground in West Virginia, a book published by West Virginia University Press.
Frederic Brouner ’70, an attorney at DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. in Madison, Wis., was named to the 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” list. Recognizing legal excellence, the list is based on a peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.
Charles Thatcher ’71 retired at the end of a 43-year career in legal education. A law professor emeritus living in Vermillion, S.D., he is the second-longest-serving faculty member in the 104-year history of the University of South Dakota School of Law. During his tenure, he received the law school’s annual teaching award three times, the university-wide award for excellence in teaching among tenured faculty, and the South Dakota State Bar law firm award for his contributions to legal education.
Clay Small ’72 was honored with the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Corporate Service in April. Small retired in 2012 as senior vice president and managing attorney at PepsiCo Inc.
Debra Thomas Mines ’73 published Stinky Shoes, a read-aloud book for children, in 2017.
William Bouton III ’75, a corporate lawyer at Hinckley Allen, was named corporate law “Lawyer of the Year” on the 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” list. Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by the organization.
William Junk ’76 was inducted into the Washington Court House, Ohio, City Schools Academic Hall of Fame. Junk was recognized for his scholarship, leadership, service, and athleticism, earning the 1972 Clarence A. Christman Award, as well as the 1972 National Football Foundation Central Ohio Scholar Athlete Award. Junk is an attorney in Washington Court House.
Gary Patzke ’76 published the mystery book Murder by Munchausen in 2017.
Katherine Mandusic Finley ’77 was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. Finley has worked as the executive director for the Organization of American Historians since 2010.
Douglas Kennedy ’77, an attorney at Roetzel & Andress LPA in Cleveland, was named to the 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” list.
Thomas Rosenberg ’77 was named chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States. Rosenberg leads the construction practice at Roetzel & Andress LPA, in Cleveland. He was also named to the 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” list.
Graham Miller ’78, an abstract painter in Greenwich, Conn., hosted a month-long exhibit titled “Bold Dimensions” at the Geary Gallery in Darien, Conn., in September.
Thomas Carto ’80 was named president and chief executive officer of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
Jeffrey Long ’82 was named director of athletics at the University of Kansas in July.
Byron Pitts ’82 was named journalist in residence at High Point University in North Carolina.
Michael Oliver ’83 joined Michael Blades and Associates as vice president and vertical transportation consultant.
Paul Burnside ’85 performed an organ recital at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion, Ohio, in October as part of Marion Music Club’s monthly program series and the church’s celebration of its 100th anniversary in its current building.
Thomas Cunningham ’89 was named superintendent of Southern Local Schools in Salineville, Ohio, in June.
Stephen Hikida ’90 was a finalist in the American Photography Open 2018. Hikida was recognized for his photo titled Zander and the Polar Bear, which was taken at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and features his son watching polar bears swim by.
Keith Rucker Jr. ’92 was named assistant football coach at Capital University in Columbus in May. Rucker is a former professional football player, two-sport All-American, and national champion.
Christine Watchorn ’94 was named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2018 list of “Women Worth Watching” in July. The list recognizes women of purpose and drive who represent diversity within their spheres of influence. Watchorn is a partner at the Ulmer law firm in Columbus.
Rick Ritzler ’95 was appointed to the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees. He is the chief talent officer at Information Control Co.
Daniel White ’95 was named superintendent of Keystone Local School District in Lorain, Ohio, in June. Previously, he was director of education at Midview Schools in Grafton, Ohio.
John Ryan Bradley ’96 was named vice president, contact center operations, at Selective Insurance Company of America. Previously, he served as director, center of excellence, at Erie Insurance.
Nicole Eiler Henry ’96 was named principal of Hebron Elementary School in Hebron, Ohio, in June.
Rachelle Johnsson Chiang ’97 was appointed assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching in the public health program. She earned her DrPH in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, returning back to school to complete a doctorate after many years of working in public health policy and practice.
James Campbell ’98 was named principal of Pickerington Alternative School in Pickerington, Ohio.
Kgutlisi Moloi ’98 was a vocalist in “Gone Too Soon,” a concert tribute to music legends that ran at the Lyric at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October.
Timothy Baker ’99 was named senior vice president in the Equity Sales Trading Group at JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC in August. Bringing 14 years of experience to the role, Baker is responsible for trading and account coverage, with a particular focus on special-purpose acquisition companies and other special trading situations.
Scott Robertson ’99 joined Idaho Independent Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer at the Boise branch. Robertson has 10 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial lending.
David DeBord ’00 was named senior legal counsel for TireHub, a new U.S. tire distribution company that began operations in July.
Lauren Hall ’00 was named chief development officer at the National Brain Tumor Society, headquartered in Newton, Mass.
Rita McMillen-Healy ’00 was named CPEA educator of the year for Canton City Schools in Canton, Ohio, where she teaches geology and environmental science.
Kemi Fuentes-George ’01 was promoted to associate professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was also granted tenure. Fuentes-George, who joined the faculty at the college in 2011, is the author of Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries (MIT Press, 2016).
Edward Canterbury ’02 was elected in July to the Executive Committee of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Fort Myers, Fla., where he is an attorney.
James Vanek ’02 was named principal of Independence Middle School in Independence, Ohio, in July.
Jada Hamilton ’04, assistant attending psychologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, was named to Delta Zeta sorority’s “35 Under 35” list for 2018. The list highlights outstanding young professionals who have made a significant impact in their industry before the age of 35.
Brandon Bytnar ’05, an attorney in Naples, Fla., was selected as a 2018 Florida Trend Legal Elite Up & Comer in August. Joining a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers, Bytnar was selected in a category for attorneys under the age of 40 who have exhibited leadership in the law and in their community.
Adam Shank ’05 was named executive director of the Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs in July. Shank will lead the alliance’s statewide organizing and capacity-building efforts. Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 44,000 youth across Ohio, at 64 sites across 15 counties.
JoAnna Slobodnjak ’05 joined Hospice of Southern Maine as a palliative medicine fellow in June. Slobodnjak is board certified in internal medicine and completed her residency at Wright State/Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. She received her M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb.
Andy Keatts ’06 was named Journalist of the Year by the San Diego County chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his work exposing misconduct at the San Diego Association of Governments. Keatts is a reporter and assistant editor at Voice of San Diego, a nonprofit news organization.
Caitlyn Nestleroth Johnson ’08 was recognized as one of Delta Zeta sorority’s “35 Under 35,” a list highlighting outstanding young professionals who have made a significant impact in their industry before the age of 35. An attorney for the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Johnson is recognized for her work with the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. She was also recognized in Columbus Business First as one of “15 Central Ohio Young Lawyers to Know,” and published networking tips for young lawyers in the Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly Magazine.
Joe Duffy ’09, of Cleveland, is planning project manager at Union Miles Development Corp. and was granted certification as an economic development finance professional with the National Development Council.
Judson Hall ’11 was named assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the men’s lacrosse team at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
Coleman Oberli ’13 was named an assistant prosecutor in Ashland County, Ohio.
Jennifer Eltringham ’14 was named instructor at Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Jamie Richardson ’14 was named cheerleading coach at Garden City Community College in June.
Calla Loadman ’15 received her master of science in speech-language pathology from Loyola University Maryland in May and is currently completing a post-graduate clinical fellowship.
John “Robby” Rinehart ’15 was promoted to Richmond Bank’s assistant banking center manager at the Ontario Banking Center in Ontario, Ohio.
Brianna Robinson ’15 joined the Boston Lyric Opera in August. She has a master of music in performance and literature degree with a certificate in arts leadership from Eastman School of Music.
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred ’15 is serving as assistant coordinator for the 2019 Church of the Brethren work camp season in Elgin, Ill.
Kristen Canda ’17 was the artist in residence at the 2018 Lancaster (Ohio) Festival in July. Her 10 featured oil and acrylic paintings were inspired by and produced specifically for the event, featuring moments from the 2017 festival.
Nate Axelrod ’18 joined the men’s basketball coaching staff at Oberlin College in August.
Paige Haenig ’18 was accepted to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Ill. Haenig received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from OWU with minors in chemistry and psychology. She was also a varsity member of the field hockey team and a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Elizabeth Hardaway ’18 was named a staff writer at The Charlotte Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Erika Little Thomason ’02 and her husband Matthew welcomed boy and girl twins, Reid Angelo and Raelyn Grace, on April 16.
Ryan Sir Louis ’06 and Abbey Kelley Sir Louis ’07 welcomed their first child, Eleanor Paige, on May 14.
Clara Sesler Genther ’38, of Cincinnati, Aug. 18, at the age of 101. She is survived by a son, William Genther ’71, and a grandson, Peter Yoshida ’17.
Richard Bohr ’43, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Aug. 5, at the age of 97. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the OWU Tower Society.
Harold Higgins ’43, of Scottsdale, Ariz., June 11, at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his wife, Miriam Jones Higgins ’44, and was a member of the OWU Tower Society.
Mary Jeanne Walter Stephens ’43, of Allentown, Pa., July 11, at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her parents, H.W. Walter 1916 and Sarah McElhinny Walter 1916, and a sister, Phyllis Walter Jeffers ’39. She is survived by a grandson, Flynn Skidmore ’12. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Elizabeth Fyfe Faragher ’44, of Farmington, Conn., Aug. 18, at the age of 96. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Suzanne Luethi Ross ’44, of Columbus, June 9, at the age of 96. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Dorothy Eckert Dent ’45, of Danville, Calif., Aug. 18, at the age of 95. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Phyllis Bruce Hackett ’45, of Cleveland, Sept. 13, at the age of 95. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Harriet Smith Brush ’46, of Roslindale, Mass., June 5, at the age of 94. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Dorris Dillon Kovalick ’46, of Odessa, Texas, June 11, at the age of 94.
Juanita Conkle Milleson ’46, of Ironton, Ohio, June 2, at the age of 94.
Eleanor Newcomb Rice ’46, of Candler, N.C., July 20, at the age of 93. She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Newcomb ’32 and Alan Newcomb ’42. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Frederick Brubaker ’47, of Oxford, Pa., Sept. 26, at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Myers Brubaker ’46, and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Betty Spaulding Hockin ’48, of Salt Lake City, June 9, at the age of 92. She was predeceased by a sister, Jeanette Spaulding White ’42, and is survived by a sister, Corene Spaulding Grube ’44.
Gordon Newell ’48, of Acworth, Ga., Sept. 2, at the age of 95. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Newell Quackenbush ’42, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Hildreth Houston Spencer ’48, of Adrian, Mich., July 30, at the age of 91. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the OWU Tower Society.
Jane Fetters Anderson ’49, of Stryker, Ohio, Sept. 28, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Roger Anderson ’50, and was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Carolyn Morris Conarroe ’49, of Longmont, Colo., Aug. 24, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her mother, Catherine Fissel Morris 1912, and a brother, Edward Morris ’45. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Sue Basquin McCurdy ’49, of Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug. 4, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert McCurdy ’47, and two siblings, Betsy Basquin Moran ’44 and Donald Basquin ’43. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Helen Schultz Reardon ’49, of Rocky River, Ohio, formerly of Canfield, Ohio, July 7, at the age of 91. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Sybil Burger Richards ’49, of Hawthorne, N.J., Oct. 1., at the age of 91.
Frank Beasley ’50, of Pompano Beach, Fla., June 8, at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl Beasley 1916 and Aurelia Stevens Beasley 1917, a sister, Ann Beasley Reider ’38, and a brother, Carl Beasley ’40. He is survived by a daughter, Liza Beasley Ames ’76. Frank was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Sally Kreidler Griffith ’50, of Celo, N.C., Aug. 8, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by a son, Dennison Griffith ’74. and her husband, Floyd Griffith ’50. She is survived by a daughter, Anne Griffith Barrus ’80. Griffith was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Julian Martin ’50, of Austin, Texas, Aug. 6, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Lois Wesler Martin ’51. He was a member of Beta Sigma Tau fraternity and the OWU Tower Society.
Gust Kookootsedes ’51, of The Woodlands, Texas, June 1, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by a brother, Chris Christy ’53, and is survived by a sister, Mary Kookootsedes Jannides ’59. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Richard Miller ’51, of Milwaukee, Aug. 3 at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Minton Miller ’50, and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Thomas Long ’51, of St. Simons Island, Ga., June 8, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Crates Long 1922, his wife, Helen Simester Long ’52, a sister, Evelyn Long Mauck ’48, and two brothers, William Long ’51 and Albert Long ’51. He is survived by three children, Ross Long ’78, Lucy Long ’79, and James Long ’81, and a granddaughter, Alicia Long ’07. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Edward Schwinn ’51, of Beaver, Ohio, June 7, at the age of 89. He was predeceased by his mother, Beulah Hunsberger Schwinn 1918, and a brother, Robert Schwinn ’53. He is survived by a brother, William Schwinn ’59. Edward was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Kathryn Blayney Upton ’51, of Medford, Ore., Sept. 21, at the age of 89. She was a member of the OWU Tower Society and Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
John Bauknecht ’52, of Westwood, N.J., Aug. 21, at the age of 87. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Bauknecht ’46, and he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
James Diehl ’52, of Woodsfield, Ohio, June 5, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanna McGill Diehl ’52, and a sister, Margaret Diehl Robinson ’46. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Marvin Ludwig ’52, of Portage, Mich., May 16, at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Bjorkman Ludwig ’53.
John White ’52, of Chautauqua, N.Y., June 30, at the age of 88. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Leon Whitney ’52, of Dayton, Ohio, June 2, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Baldwin Whitney ’52. Leon was a member of the OWU Tower Society and Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Nancy Evans Christensen ’53, of Hudson, Ohio, May 22, at the age of 86. She was a member of the OWU Tower Society and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Nancy Haig Marshall ’53, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, July 22. She is survived by her husband, William Marshall ’53, and a daughter, Jeanine Marshall ’85.
John Mason ’53, of Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 3, at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Lepley Mason ’55, and his father, Harold Mason ’24, and is survived by two brothers, David Mason ’57 and James Mason ’55. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Deane Stokes ’53, of Atlanta, May 31, at the age of 88. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Robert Cotner ’54, of Georgetown, Texas, Aug. 10, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Alsa King Cotner ’56, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Carolyn House Dulin ’54, of Metamora, Mich., Aug. 19, at the age of 86.
Harry Ebeling ’54, of Kettering, Ohio, July 14, at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip Ebeling ’28 and Helen Guion Ebeling Stratton ’30, and his wife, Martha Bowman Ebeling ’54. He was a member of the Tower Society and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Col. James McMillen Owen ’55 of Melbourne, Fla., July 1, at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his parents, Gladys McMillen Owen ’25 and William Owen ’24, and a sister, Peggy Owen Pithan ’54. He is survived by his wife Roberta, sister Janet Owen Barnes ’50, and four children. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Gwendolyn Jackson Weigner ’55, of Warwick, R.I., Sept. 10, at the age of 85.
Gloria Daly ’56, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., June 17, at the age of 84. She was predeceased by her mother, Virginia Ellies Hume ’28, and is survived by a brother, David Hume ’60. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Barbara Mangun Raby ’56, of Cascade, Mich., Sept. 8, at the age of 83. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Harold Sawyer ’56, of Santa Rosa, Calif., Sept. 17, at the age of 84. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Jerold Cory ’57, of Delaware, Ohio, June 27, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Iden Cory ’55, and a daughter, Janice Cory Adams ’80.
M. Edward Gibson ’57, of Alameda, Calif., June 1, at the age of 82. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Richard Gregory ’57, of Powell, Ohio, June 26, at the age of 82. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
David Reed ’57, of Macon, Ga., May 25, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Janith Root Peak ’59, and a daughter, Nancy Reed ’79. David was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the OWU Tower Society.
Robert Swope ’58, of Zanesville, Ohio, June 11, at the age of 81. He is survived by a daughter, Erin Shope Votaw ’93, and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Sandra Linn Schiefer ’59, of Bucyrus, Ohio, Sept. 12, at the age of 82. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Karla Koehn Westlake ’59, of Westlake, Ohio, Aug. 6, at the age of 80. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Howard Briggs ’60, of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Sept. 5, at the age of 80. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Daniel Cochran ’60, of Coshocton, Ohio, July 24, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lightell Cochran ’60, and was a member of Chi Phi fraternity.
Phillip Jarvis ’60, of Lewisburg, W.Va., Aug. 12, at the age of 91. He is survived by a brother, Bruce Jarvis ’64, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Richard Stouffer ’60, of Ashtabula, Ohio, July 16, at the age of 79. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Patricia Driscoll Ackerman ’61, of Danville, Pa., July 28, at the age of 78. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Rebecca Snyder Adlam ’61, of Milwaukee, May 9, at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband and her four children and four grandchildren. She dearly loved her life at OWU and all the lifelong friends she made there and was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Ann Ruston Healey ’61, of Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 21, at the age of 78. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Anne Stacy Kelty ’61, of Reno, Nev., June 13, at the age of 76. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Stacy Farley ’58, and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Harold “Butch” Harvey ’62, of Hillsboro, Ohio, Sept. 5, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Diana Crowgey Harvey ’61, and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. A woodworker, visual artist, and musician, Harvey taught in public schools and community college for 50 years.
Sarah Stewart Welch ’62, of Denver, July 1, at the age of 77, after a brief battle with cancer. At OWU, Welch was a zoology and education major, a member of the Dolphin Synchronized Swim team, and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She retired from a career as a physician’s assistant in Denver, and is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Inquiries and condolences can be directed to her to daughter, Kim Koilpillai, at 16974 Courville Dr, Northville, Mich., 48168.
Judith Price Zura ’62, of Ellicott City, Md., June 18, at the age of 77. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Sallie Dicke Cook ’63, of Wooster, Ohio, Aug. 8, at the age of 76. She was predeceased by her mother, Anna Uncapher Dicke ’35, and is survived by her husband, Roger Cook ’58. She was a member of the OWU Tower Society and Delta Gamma sorority.
Deborah Volk Cook ’63, of Denver, July 29, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents, Vaughn Volk ’33 and Elizabeth Monahan Volk ’35, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Louise Evans ’63, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Sept. 5.
John Ludington ’63, of Key Largo, Fla., July 4, at the age of 76. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
John Starkey ’63, of Portland, Ore., Aug. 1, at the age of 77. He was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Starkey Gilliland ’59, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Margaret McAllister Ward ’64, of Westfield, N.J., June 25, at the age of 75. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Ward ’64, and two children, William Ward ’92 and Jane Ward Tyner ’94. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Richard Newberry ’65, of Seminole, Fla., June 23, at the age of 75. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
William Niblock Jr. ’65, of Malvern, Pa., July 23, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Loveless Niblock ’65, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
James Loughran ’66, of Salem, S.C., July 17, at the age of 73. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Mary Strohm Clements ’67, of Ellington, Conn., Sept. 1, at the age of 73. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Mary Shepston Cloney ’68, of Herndon, Va., June 22, at the age of 72. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Charles Underwood ’68, of Whitehall, Ohio, July 18, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Mary Traster Underwood ’68, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Valerie White Stultz ’69, of Delaware, Ohio, June 14, at the age of 71. She is survived by her husband, Francis “Buck” Stultz ’66, and a daughter, Marny Stultz Saldanha ’99, along with two other children, grandchildren, and extended family. The Rev. Dr. Stultz was a retired clergy member and district superintendent of the East Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Delaware. Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, she received her bachelor’s degree with a teaching certificate from OWU and the State University of New York. She earned her master of divinity and master of arts from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and her doctor of ministry in pastoral leadership from Wesley Theological School. She also had a certification in spiritual direction from John Carroll University. Stultz also traveled to Haiti, Nigeria, Israel, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Korea, Hungary, and Mozambique for educational and mission trips. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Howard Wiener III ’70, of Washington, D.C., July 9. He was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn Dunne Wiener ’45, and is survived by his wife, Sharon Anderholm Wiener ’70, and a sister, Susan Wiener Roetcisoender ’72. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Michael Adams ’72, of Delaware, Ohio, June 26, at the age of 67. He was predeceased by a brother, Jeffrey Adams ’74, and is survived by his mother, Kathryn West Heiskell ’47. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Richard Lindsey ’72, of Hopedale, Mass., July 7, at the age 69. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
John Jernigan ’74, of Chickasha, Okla., Sept. 30, at the age 68. He is survived by a brother, Robert Jernigan ’75.
Donald Loyd ’74, of Petoskey, Mich., June 13, at the age of 67. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Anna Blackford Child 1912, and his parents, A. Elizabeth Child Loyd ’39 and John Loyd ’41, and a brother, Christopher Loyd ’71. Donald was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
William “Dana” Hoffhines ’79, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on May 25. He was predeceased by his father Ralph “Monty” Hoffhines ’47 and brother Jeffrey Hoffhines ’76, and survived by his mother Louise Tilton Hoffhines O’Connor ’47, his brother Eric Hoffhines ’73, and his two children and four grandchildren.
Christine Lindberg Molnar ’80, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., July 28, at the age of 60. She is survived by her husband, John Molnar ’80.
Albert Warner ’80, of Columbus, June 23, at the age of 60.
Jeffrey Steward ’82, of Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 1, at the age of 58. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Leslie Gilbert ’83, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Aug. 21, at the age of 57. Gilbert attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School and practiced as a vascular specialist with the Cleveland Clinic system. She is survived by her husband, daughter and son-in-law, and her son.
Jackie Patterson ’83, of Fairlawn, Ohio, June 15, at the age of 56.
Carol Rogers Driscoll ’89, of Springfield, Mass., Sept. 23, at the age of 51. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Lisa Davis Haren ’90, of Akron, Ohio, Sept. 2, at the age of 50.
Paul Sclafani Jr. ’90, of Sandy Hook, Conn., Sept. 22, at the age of 50. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Brierly “BJ” Anderson Jr. ’94, of Evanston, Ill., Aug. 10, at the age of 46. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Dezaray Reed Fuller ’08, of North Charleston, S.C., Aug. 7, at the age of 32.
Hollis Oliver Morrison, a member of the Class of 2021, died Oct. 2 at his home in Bidwell, Ohio. He was 19. Born Oct. 13, 1998, he was the son of the late Hollis Oliver Morrison III and Anita Darnell Morrison. His late grandmother, Tammy Calhoun, was his great inspiration and encouraged him to be the great man he was. Morrison graduated from River Valley High School with a 4.0 G.P.A. and was awarded the Horatio Alger Scholarship at Ohio Wesleyan. In his first year at OWU, he made the dean’s list. He was not currently enrolled in classes. According to his obituary: “Hollis was the humblest being and very outgoing, anyone that crossed his path saw Hollis with the biggest smile on his face. Hollis could make anyone laugh and was the funniest person you ever came across and was an influence on many people’s lives.” He is survived by his grandfather, Kenneth Calhoun, as well as his mother and brothers, Tru and Myles Morrison. He is also survived by his best friend, Scott Hughes, his closest friend since the first day of first grade, who is also a member of the Class of 2021. A campuswide candlelit vigil was held for Morrison on Oct. 26.
Joseph Burke, who taught for two years at OWU, of Albany, N.Y., Aug. 3, at the age of 86.
Henry Decker, professor emeritus of botany, of Ostrander, Ohio, July 17, at the age of 88. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Decker McLaughlin ’89.
Lori Everett ’77 for the death of her mother, Mary Anne Everett, on July 14 at the age of 87.
Thomas Raymond ’84 and James Raymond ’90 for the death of their father, George Raymond, of Riverside, Conn., on May 31 at the age of 93.
Hillary Panas Pember ’85 for the death of her father, Jerry Panas, on July 14 at the age of 89. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, a leading national fundraising consulting firm. Two years ago he visited campus to make a presentation to OWU’s University Advancement team.
Katherine Edgar Mayes ’96 for the death of her mother, Suzanne Barber Edgar, on July 30 at the age of 70.
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