Winifred “Wynn” Boin Breslin ’54 hosted the final open tour of her art studio on May 27-28 and June 3-4 in Newark, Del., after 41 years of annual shows.
Virginia Hanlon Grohl ’59, mother of Nirvana and Foo Fighters member Dave Grohl, published From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars in April.
Max Urick ’61, former Kansas State University director of athletics, was one of six former athletic directors named to the 2017 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in June.
Jackson Winters ’61 was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame on June 10 in Columbus. The honor recognizes Winters for his outstanding officiating career and significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio.
Mary King ’62 delivered the keynote address at the third Andean Meeting of Peace, a gathering of all the United Nations agencies involved in the Colombian peace process, on Nov. 4 in Bogotá, Columbia. Her presentation was titled “Contributions from Civil Societies to Cultures of Peace: The Role and Effective Involvement of Civil Society in the Public and Political Agenda of Building Peace.”
Art Shilt ’64 was recently inducted into the Dayton Kiser Athletic Hall of Fame. At Kiser, he lettered in four sports and won the Scholar Athlete Award. He played varsity basketball at OWU from 1961 to 1964. Shilt works as an investment advisor for Coastal Equities Inc. Last year, he became involved with Film Cincinnati and has appeared as an extra in six projects filmed there involving stars such as Cate Blanchett, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, and others. An extra does not say a word — this restriction is where the loquacious Shilt has to really act!
Walter “Mac” Whitehouse ’69 recently retired after a 36-year career practicing vascular surgery in Ann Arbor, Mich. He served as chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for two decades. At the time of his retirement, the Walter M. Whitehouse Jr. Endowed Chair for Surgery, the first for the hospital, was created with more than $2 million donated from patients, friends, family, and colleagues recognizing his many contributions to the organization, both clinical and administrative.
Eric “Rick” Hursh ’70 was named senior vice president, institutional fixed income sales, at Noyes’ Capital Markets Group in Indianapolis.
Lee Russell ’70 was named to the Zion Oil & Gas Inc. board of directors in May. Russell has been an independent geoscience consultant with the company since 2012.
Geoffrey Chase ’71 was named provost of California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo in March.
James Prosnit ’71 was installed as a member of the board of governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at its meeting in Los Angeles in February.
Stephen Tilson ’71 was named to the board of directors of First Federal Bank of Ohio in March.
Jo Ann Hermann Emerson ’72, former CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, received the Clyde T. Ellis Award on March 31, the highest honor given to an individual by America’s electric cooperatives.
JoAnn Verburg ’72 featured her photo series “After Before” in an exhibition in the Cornerstone Art Center’s I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., in February and March.
W. Joseph Campbell ’74, a journalism historian at American University, was interviewed on poynter.org on March 15 about the second edition of his book Getting It Wrong: Debunking the Greatest Myths in American Journalism.
Peter MacGill ’74 was a member of the New York Selection Committee for the Other Art Fair New York, an event connecting emerging artists directly with buyers of all experiences, which launched at the Brooklyn Expo Center in June.
Nancy Hollenbeck McToldridge ’75 was interviewed by the Santa Barbara Independent on May 29 about her role as director of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Zoo.
Anne Kleindienst ’76, an attorney with the national law firm Polsinelli, was recently included in 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, in the categories of business & corporate and franchise law.
Mark Lewis ’77 was named chairman of the board of directors for BIOQUAL, a research laboratory where human diseases are studied, in April.
Mary Gleason ’77 and Daniel Gleason ’78 celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Sylvan Learning Center franchise in Augusta, Ga., in May.
Thomas Rosenberg ’77 was named chair-elect of the American Bar Association Forum of Construction Law, the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States, in April. Rosenberg leads the construction law practice at Roetzel in Columbus, which was ranked a top Ohio law firm in the 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for natural resources & environment.
Timothy Walsh ’77 led two workshops in May at the Mansfield (Ohio) Public Library, educating participants about how to maximize Social Security benefits.
Steven Cooper ’78 was named executive advisor, government solutions, at Infolob Solutions Inc. in April.
Douglas Gordin ’78 announced his retirement as men’s golf coach at Florida Southern College, effective June 1, 2018. He has held the position for more than two decades.
Julia Barnes-Weise ’79 was named to the 2017-18 board of directors for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Foundation for Research Development in May.
Philip Holmes ’80, a police and fire reporter for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for more than 30 years, received the Pickelner Brotherhood Citation Award at the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance banquet in Williamsport, Pa.
David Kaufman ’81, president and CEO of Motorists Insurance Group, spoke at the Columbus Chamber CEO Insights event in Columbus in April.
Peter Germano ’82 was named assistant football coach for the defensive line at Ohio University in March.
Thomas Milligan ’82, CEO and owner of Western Ohio Cut Stone, was appointed to the Wilson Health Board of Trustees in Sidney, Ohio, in April.
Byron Pitts ’82, Nightline co-anchor and ABC News chief national correspondent, was named a 2017 Horatio Alger Award recipient. The award recognizes top corporate and philanthropic leaders who have achieved great success in their field despite hailing from modest backgrounds. Pitts was formally inducted into the Horatio Alger Association during a three-day celebration from March 30 to April 1 in Washington, D.C. He also published the book Be the One on May 16.
Andrew Busch ’83 was named chief market intelligence officer at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in April.
Glenn Cummings ’83, president of the University of Southern Maine, was featured on local station WCSH-6’s program Bill Green’s Maine in April. The interview addressed Cummings’ Maine roots and the future he envisions for the school.
Sarah Stanton Andre ’84 was named a finalist in the romantic suspense category of the 2017 RITA awards. The RITA is the romance publishing industry’s highest award of distinction. Andre is the author of the novel Tall, Dark, and Damaged.
Timothy Corbin ’84, head men’s baseball coach at Vanderbilt University, was honored by many of his former players who donated to a fundraising effort for the construction of new baseball facilities at the university in appreciation of Corbin.
Keith Kelly ’84 was named president of Citizens Bank Rhode Island in May.
Richard Spybey ’84 was named director of recreation outreach at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church in Arab, Ala., in July.
Michael van der Veen ’85 was named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in May. He practices law in Philadelphia.
Dale Beatty ’86 received his doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the spring. In addition, he was recruited to Stanford HealthCare in Palo Alto, Calif., to serve as the chief nursing officer.
Dean Hood ’86 was named special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the University of Kentucky football team.
James Olsen ’86, an HBO production executive who over sees Vice News Tonight, participated in a panel discussion at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts and the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary, which followed a screening of the HBO Vice documentary “Trans Youth.”
Patricia-Ann Schullery Corso ’88 has opened a science-consulting business, Expanding the Lens, focusing on curriculum, experiments and activities, laboratory, and space design. She is a STEM specialist at Workspace Academy in Bethel, Conn, and teaches middle-school science at the Sherman School in Sherman, Conn.
Gay Johnson Grossman ’88, an advocate for the rare-disease community, recently co-authored the coloring book We Are All Rare, which is intended to educate elementary students about rare disease and other issues.
Robert Sealey ’88 was inducted into the Zanesville (Ohio) City Schools Hall of Fame in May.
Peter Eastwood ’91 was featured in the The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 11 for his successful leadership of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, a property-casualty insurer backed by Warren Buffet.
Scott Googins ’92 was named the University of Cincinnati’s 28th baseball head coach in June.
Elizabeth Kanne Miller ’92 was named president and head of Lauralton Hall, a college-prep girls’ school in Milford, Conn.
Rebecca Roesner ’92, Illinois Wesleyan University chair and professor of chemistry, was named the 2017 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance in April.
William Day ’93 presented his solo exhibition “Exaltation” at the McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco June 15 to July 29.
Christopher Peer ’94 was promoted to shareholder at the Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. law firm in Avon, Ohio, in January.
Amy Jackson Pinson ’95 was named vice president of Century National Bank in Zanesville, Ohio, in April.
Earnest Winston Jr. ’96 was appointed chief community relations and engagement/ombudsman officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in Charlotte, N.C.
Jason Lisle ’97, astrophysicist and director of physical sciences at the Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research, announced in May that he discovered a new planet seven times bigger than Earth while analyzing data from the Kepler spacecraft.
Jess Knox ’98 was the keynote speaker at the Boothbay Harbor (Maine) Region Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on June 8. Knox has been president of Olympico Strategies since 2012, and in 2014, he founded Maine Startup and Create Week. He has also been the statewide coordinator for Maine Accelerates Growth and associate producer for Greenlight Maine since 2015. He also co-founded Venture Hall, a training and events company, in 2016.
Thomas Ludwig ’98 was featured in The Bridge, a Brooklyn, N.Y., publication, on May 26 for his role as the co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn SolarWorks, a residential solar-power company.
Heidi Nyland Melocco ’98 recently published the book Western Horseman’s Legends 9.
Sara Gebhart Ott ’00 was named assistant city manager of Aspen, Ohio, in March.
Emily Hughes Smith ’00 was named to the Michiana, Ind., Forty Under 40 list in May. Smith is a co-founder of the branding company Naissance Inc.
Karen Green Vance ’00 was recently elected president of the church council of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland, Ohio.
Adam Criblez ’01, assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University, released his book Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr. J, Pistol Pete, and the Birth of the Modern NBA on May 16.
Emily Patterson Donahue ’01 received the $2,500 Marian Porter Huffman Scholarship from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, where she is pursuing her master of library and information science degree. She works as a media specialist at Lexington High School in Lexington, Ohio.
Kathryn Shaw Holeman ’01, daughter of Peggy Lynn ’69 and Don Shaw Jr. ’69, celebrated the May 2017 release of her third coloring book, Colouring History: The Tudors. Her other books include Color Me Married: The Stress-Free Way to the Big Day and Welcome to Baby Land: Coloring for the Calm Mom.
Latasha Lewis Kennedy ’01 was featured in the May edition of Oprah Magazine’s “Let’s Talk About Race” article.
Peter Merrion ’01 was named director of the Denver office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF). HFF is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the global commercial real estate industry.
Matthew Salts ’01, co-owner of Charqui Jerky, was featured in the April 21 issue of Columbus Business First magazine.
Joseph Cellar ’03 completed the Delaware, Ohio, Citizens Academy on June 12, a program that allows citizens to learn about how the city operates and how they can help make it better.
James Franko Jr. ’03 was recently named principal of Eastview Elementary School in Avon Lake, Ohio.
Scott Hayes ’03 was the featured organist in the opening concert of the St. Tim’s Discovers concert series in Toledo in February. He also presented a Mother’s Day organ recital at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, W.Va., in May.
Rachael Robinson ’04 was named education director at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden in April.
Cindy Quintanilla Greene ’05 was promoted to assistant secretary-treasurer of Mechanics Bank in Mansfield, Ohio, in April.
Kristen Hajduk ’05 was named a 2017-18 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund. The Marshall Memorial Scholarship is a leadership development program that prepares European and American leaders for trans-Atlantic relations through six months of distance learning and 24 days of in-person experience. Hajduk is special assistant to the acting under secretary of defense for policy.
Dan Sharpe ’06 was promoted to vice president for community research and grants management at the Columbus Foundation.
Brandon Bianco ’07, Case Western Reserve University head men’s soccer coach, was named chair of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Committee in May.
Ashley Peele Kurtzman ’07, Virginia’s state coordinator for the VA Breeding Bird Atlas, gave a presentation titled “Conserving Virginia’s Birds With Science and Action” to the Roanoke Valley Bird Club on March 13.
Matthew Shirer ’08 was featured in Thoroughbred Daily News on Feb. 23 for his career in horse racing. He was also recently interviewed on the Horse Racing Radio Network’s podcast “Trainer Talk.”
Britta Buchenroth ’09 completed her obstetrics & gynecology residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in June and joined Women’s Care Center of Columbus Inc., a private practice in Gahanna, Ohio.
Andy Princehorn ’10, head coach of the Souderton, Pa., high school boys lacrosse team, coached the team to a 16-2 regular season record in 2017, the best in school history. The record also earned the team a first-ever appearance in the Pennsylvania state boys lacrosse tournament. Princehorn played lacrosse at OWU from 2007 to 2010.
Emily Yaksic ’11 directed the stage adaptation of James and the Giant Peach, which ran Feb. 17-19 at the Palace Theatre in Marion, Ohio. Yaksic teaches drama at Marion-Franklin High School in Columbus.
Sarah JanTausch ’14 is assistant director of communication and outreach in the Ohio lieutenant governor’s office.
Jenna Ortega ’14 was named sports development coordinator for USA Field Hockey in April.
Ryan Burkholder ’16 published the article “Exercise Induced Asthma in Athletes” on athleticlab.com on Feb. 22.
Dan Coutcher ’16 was promoted to field executive and coordinator of communications at Chi Phi fraternity in July.
Abby Hanson ’16 was accepted into the two-year Master’s of Design in Integrative Design program at Columbus College of Art & Design.
Kaila Johnson ’16, who works at the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, recently helped develop the “Racial Equity and Inclusion Framework,” an approach for considering equity and inclusion within institutions that serve diverse populations.
Marisa Obuchowski ’11 was married to Adam Yosim on May 14 in Baltimore.
Melissa Schaub Voeller ’01 and her husband Mike welcomed son Mercer Clarence Voeller on Feb. 25. Also celebrating are big sisters Mabel and Marilla and cousins Kayla Henderson ’13, Hannah Henderson ’16, and Alanna Henderson ’18.
Keith Dailey ’02 and Katie Ansted Dailey ’03 welcomed daughter Lydia Kate Dailey on April 3.
Anthony Simonetti ’03 and Jessica Drusbacky ’03 welcomed daughter Vesper Ann Simonetti on April 4.
Mark Boyd ’05 and Laura Small ’08 welcomed son Brooks Boyd on Feb. 7. Also celebrating are grandparents Susan Brezina Small ’76, Chad Small ’76, Susan Donaldson Boyd ’73, and John Boyd ’73.
Megan Hungler Borgia ’06 and Nicholas Borgia ’07 welcomed daughter Zoey Rose-Marie Borgia on Feb. 21. Also celebrating are grandmother Lynne Porter ’69 and uncle Matthew Borgia ’02.
Kristen Houser Sluss ’06 and her husband Philip welcomed a second son, Jeremiah Thomas, on March 28.
Karen Edenhofer ’07 and her husband Josh welcomed their fourth daughter, Gwendolyn Jean, on Aug. 15, 2016. She joins siblings Naomi, Elliott, and Daisy. The family lives in Beaver Falls, Pa.
Marya Intal Fischer ’07 and her husband Jordan welcomed daughter Elle Grace Fischer on Dec. 22.
Trevor Jones ’08 and his wife Mary Jean welcomed daughter Reagan Marie Jones on March 23.
Kelsey Kerstetter ’12 and her husband Nathan Yhr welcomed daughter Penelope Kerstetter on April 30.
Marjorie Vail Pensyl ’42, of Washington Court House, Ohio, Feb. 21, at the age of 97. She was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.
Juanita Robinson Shaw ’43 of Cridersville, Ohio, Feb 2, at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband, William Shaw ’43. She is survived by a son, Stephen Shaw ’71, and a sister, Mary Robinson Manton ’55.
Mary Ellen Maresh-Fredericks ’44, of Porter Ranch, Calif., May 21, at the age of 94. After graduation, Mary went to work for Jack & Hints, a defense firm for the country during World War II, where she met her future husband, Robert Fredericks. Moving to California, they had three children. A full-time homemaker, Mary stayed very busy in local government and community activities.
E. Jason McCoy ’44, of Seminole, Fla., March 1, at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Janet Lynn McCoy ’44, whom he met at OWU, and their three children, including Marjorie McCoy Mapes ’70 and Rick McCoy ’72.
Jean Scheufler Johnson ’45, of St. Petersburg, Fla., April 4, at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her father, Karl Scheufler 1919, and a sister, E. Elaine Scheufler Bushman ’55. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan, she went on to Yale Divinity School, where she received a master’s degree in religious education. It was there where she met Jay S. Johnson, a Middletown, Ohio, native. They married in 1948 and eventually accepted positions with the Presbyterian Church as fraternal workers in northern Thailand, where they lived from 1954 until 1964, raising four boys. Upon returning, the couple toted the boys to Ithaca, N.Y., where Jay pursued a Ph.D. in sociology and Jean obtained a second master’s degree (in home economics), both at Cornell. The family later spent four years in Madison, Wis., working in education, then migrated to St. Petersburg, Fla., where they settled in for the remainder of their years. Jean worked as an assistant principal at two high schools. Her real passion for fully 25 years, however, was running a nonprofit cooperative business importing handicrafts from Asia and marketing the items at church conferences and periodic sales at the family home. The business, which she called the Thai International Display, helped support dozens of Asian artisans. Jay passed away in 2007. The couple leaves behind four sons: Larry, Douglas, Mark and Tim; and five grandchildren.
Phyllis Martin Erbaugh ’46, of Oakwood, Ohio, Feb. 18, at the age of 93. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Marilyn Jenkins Hoffman ’46, of Southern Pines, N.C., March 21, at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband, George Hoffman ’46, and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and the OWU Alumni Board of Directors.
Janice Schmidt Kenny ’46, of Newtown, Pa., March 20, at the age of 92. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Schmidt ’37, and is survived by a daughter, Linda Kenny Hobkirk ’68.
Sara Carton Mitchener ’46, of Laurinburg, N.C., Feb. 25, at the age of 92.
Jean McCaulley Thomas ’46, of Ravenna, Ohio, April 12, at the age of 92.
Jeanellen Conger Atherton ’47, of Beverly Hills, Mich., and Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 6, at the age of 91. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Marian Stull Combs ’47, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Feb. 13, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Stull ’44.
Elizabeth “Bee” Hart Akers ’48, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, May 13. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Anne Alevizon Mitchell ’48, of Shelburne, Vt., Feb. 8, at the age of 90.
Vivian Stahlhut Brey ’49, of Worthington, Ohio, Feb. 11, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Brey ’50. She is survived by three children: Linda Brey Marous ’75, Steven Brey ’86, and Donald Brey ’77.
Betty Baumgartner Freeman ’49, of Northborough, Mass., Feb. 13, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Freeman ’49, and is survived by a sister, V. Kae Baumgartner Holmes ’45. Freeman was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Doris Bremer Kurz ’49, of Westlake, Ohio, Oct. 22. She is survived by a son, Theodore Kurz ’72, and a daughter-in-law, Amy Kurz. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Kathryn Marsh Medley ’49, of Los Gatos, Calif., March 13, at the age of 90. Medley was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Marsh Kirk ’47. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Urfer Sealy ’73, a sister, Victoria Marsh Warner ’59, and a brother, Victor Marsh ’62. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Thomas Petso ’49, of Denver, Feb. 6, at the age of 95. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Ruth Klein Rouge ’49, of Bay Village, Ohio, May 8, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Rouge ’50.
Jean Watts Tanger ’49, of Louisville, Ky., March 31, at the age of 89. Tanger was predeceased by her father, Mack Watts 1919, and a brother, Russell Watts ’48. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Margaret Crawford Watson ’49, of Wadsworth, Ohio, April 28, at the age of 89. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
JoAnn Klepinger Moorhead ’50, of Indianapolis, Feb. 28, at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her husband, Dallas Moorhead ’49, and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Roland Roush ’50, of Green Valley, Ariz., May 17, at the age of 89.
Nancy Penningroth Callison ’52, of Durham, N.C., Feb. 28, at the age of 86. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Glenn Kittinger ’52, of Watauga, Texas, May 4, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Lois Webb Kittinger ’53, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
David Miller ’52, of Bowling Green, Ohio, April 5, at the age of 86. He is survived by a son, Michael Miller ’81, and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Donald Miller ’52, of Fort Wayne, Ind., April 20, at the age of 87. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Lucien Young Jr. ’52, of Zanesville, Ohio, April 22, at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Racey Young ’24, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Thomas Keiser ’53, of New Providence, N.J., April 12, at the age of 85. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Marilyn Kemp Martin ’53, of Menomonee Falls, Wis., March 6, at the age of 85. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
William Sherk ’53, of Beaver, Ohio, May 31, at the age of 85. He is survived by a son, Christopher Sherk ’83, and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Ruth Webster Rank ’54, of Tucson, Ariz., April 1, at the age of 84. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is survived by her husband, Virg Rank, to whom she was married for 58 years and 7 months. Together they had two wonderful children, David and Nancy.
Lynn Whiting Roy ’54, of Winter Park, Fla., and Cincinnati, May 9, at the age of 85. She was predeceased by her mother, Madelyn Fawcett Whiting ’30, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Dale Wennerstrom ’54, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Jan. 13, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Sallie Cochran Wennerstrom ’56, and was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
W. Wallace Hill ’56, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Feb. 19, at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his father, W. Wallace Hill ’26, and is survived by a daughter, Pamela Hill Airhart ’94. He was a member of Beta Sigma Tau fraternity.
David Donovan ’57, of Evanston, Ill., March 20, at the age of 82. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Roger Dorer ’57, of Bay Village, Ohio, April 26, at the age of 81. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
A. Wallace Hood ’57, of Sebring, Ohio, April 28, at the age of 82. He is survived by a son, Jay Hood ’86, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Carolyn Atkinson Lucas ’57, of Rochester, Minn., April 19, at the age of 82. She is survived by a sister, Shirley Atkinson Felt ’53, and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
William Steinbrenner ’57, of The Villages, Fla., April 15, at the age of 81. He is survived by a daughter, Amy Steinbrenner Rarick ’86, and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Richard Orahood ’58, of Delaware, Ohio, March 1, at the age of 80. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Orahood ’62, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Caroline Kreisel Roos ’58, of High Point, N.C., Feb. 14, at the age of 80. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
David Spence ’58, of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., May 16, at the age of 80. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Hoyt Spence ’59, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Susan Tweed Zartman ’58, of Mattapoisett, Mass., March 8, at the age of 80. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Douglas McCord ’59, of Charlotte, N.C., April 27. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary McCord Meilinger ’57, and is survived by his wife, Evelyn Silbernagel McCord ’60. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Robert Ator ’60, Valdosta, Ga., March 9, at the age of 78. He is survived by a sister, Jeanne Ator Costello ’67, and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Richard Wiborg ’60, of Newton, Mass., Feb. 20. He was predeceased by his mother, Frances Wintermute Wiborg ’26, and a sister, Phyllis Wiborg Lewis ’51. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Cherie Toll Bottum ’61, of Arlington, Va., April 9, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her mother, Clymene Frazier Toll ’29, and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Judith Daugherty Butler ’61, of St. Joseph, Mo., May 7, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents, Paul Daugherty ’33 and Eleanor Greene Daugherty ’33, and is survived by a sister, Susan Daugherty Shafer ’59. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Margaret Rigas Logothetis ’61, of Dayton, March 8, at the age of 77.
Margaret Mitchell Saam ’61, of Columbus, May 18, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her father, John Mitchell ’36, and a sister, Marsha Mitchell Hutchins ’68. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Gerry Sexten Young ’61, of Anchorage, Alaska, March 27, at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband, Charles Young ’61, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
William Hands Jr. ’62, of Orient, N.Y., March 9, at the age of 76.
Sara Drick Messing ’63, of Morgantown, Pa., April 6, at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her husband, Aaron Messing ’62. Messing was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the OWU Tower Society.
Thomas Robison ’63, of Richland, Wa., March 31, at the age of 76. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Marilyn Harner Caddle ’66, of Charlotte, N.C., May 30, at the age of 73. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Robert Parsons ’67, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, April 10, at the age of 72. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Helga Muladore ’69, of Worthington, Ohio, May 16, at the age of 97. She is survived by two children, Ingrid Muladore Robechek ’70 and Eric Muladore ’70.
Charles Levitt ’71, of Lake Forest, Ill., April 9, at the age of 68. He was predeceased by his father, Elijah Levitt 1913, and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Daniel Spencer ’71, March 7, at the age of 67. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Walter “Hutch” Hutchison ’72, of Flatwoods, W.Va., March 24, at the age of 66.
John Neuwirth ’72, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., April 17, at the age of 67.
Carlton Crump ’73, of Spotsylvania, Va., March 16, at the age of 65.
Thomas Shannon ’73, of Dublin, Ohio, March 16, at the age of 66. Shannon is survived by a daughter, Kate Shannon ’08, and a brother, Donald Shannon ’75. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Michelle Burley-Keys ’74, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, April 14, at the age of 65.
Charlotte Froh Adams ’76, of Palm Beach, Fla., May 9, at the age of 62.
Lisa Rommel ’77, of Hudson, Fla., April 29, at the age of 61. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Susan Souders Obrecht ’77, of Greenwich, Conn., Nov. 13, at the age of 61. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Obrecht’s name was misspelled in the Spring 2017 issue. We regret the error.
Ellen Sell Brynteson ’78, of St. Paul, Minn., March 7, at the age of 60. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Sue Mathias Walters ’87, of Tiffin, Ohio, April 10, at the age of 65. She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Milner ’94.
Keith Stried ’00, of Ostrander, Ohio, Feb. 21, at the age of 40.
Geoffrey Dezevallos ’02, of Atlanta, Feb. 17, at the age of 39.
Scott Jackson ’02, of Port Liberty, N.J., Feb. 22, at the age of 36.
Kim Askins, of Delaware, Ohio, April 20, at the age of 62. Askins worked in food services at OWU.
Bill Berger, campus reservations coordinator at OWU, of Columbus, May 28, at the age of 27.
Noreen Ayres Craig, of Sequim, Wash., April 1, at the age of 88. She worked in campus testing at OWU.
Sephronia Dorsey Davis, of Columbus, Feb. 17, at the age of 79.
Susan Wilms Erdmann Eldridge, of Columbus, Feb. 27, at the age of 64. She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Wilms Hale ’95.
Donald Paul Irish, of Minneapolis, Minn., April 14, at the age of 97.
Barton McNeil, of Gilbertsville, N.Y., Feb. 18. McNeil taught art at OWU.
James Studer, of Austin, Texas, March 5, at the age of 73. He was the former dean of student life at OWU.
Christopher Hyatt ’65 for the death of his wife, Nancy Hyatt, on April 12, at the age of 72.
Ann Williamson Meier ’69 for the death of her husband, John Meier of Sylvania, Ohio, on March 2 at the age of 69.
K. Nathan Bockbrader ’71 and Mariah Bockbrader ’15 for the death of Frances Long Bockbrader, Nathan’s mother and Mariah’s grandmother, on Jan. 5.
Marydana Livingston Johns ’74 for the death of her father, Bob Livingston, on March 18 at the age of 98.
James Reichert ’78 for the death of his mother, Martha Reichert of Pittsburgh, on March 14 at the age of 87.
Matt Palmer ’79 for the death of his father, Joseph Palmer of Bexley, Ohio, on March 10 at the age of 85.
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