Charlotte Gallant ’39 celebrated her 100th birthday on July 27 in Delaware, Ohio at her Willow Brook residence and later at the park that bears her name, thanks her gift of 83 acres two decades ago.
Marilyn Sturdivant Nelson ’47 published her life story in the book Green Stamps and the Wringer Washer, including how a family friend drew her to OWU from northwestern Illinois. She writes: “We lived in a duplex owned by Mrs. Stuyvesant, who was a major benefactor of Ohio Wesleyan University and even had a residence hall named after her. My mother took the initiative and discussed my future with her. Through Mrs. Stuyvesant, I was awarded a full scholarship to college. …Graduating from college is one of my proudest accomplishments and has opened many doors for me.” The book includes her hope to attend her 70th reunion in May 2017, which she was able to do (see Winter 2018 Letters).
David Puddington ’50 and D. Jean Hinton Puddington ’51 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31.
Ezra Vogel ’50 was inducted in the Delaware (Ohio) City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on Sept. 15.
Richard Jackson ’53 published the book The Rules in 2016 (Rose Dog Books), a list of things those starting out in their life’s work need to know, based on discussions with college seniors.
Earl Spiller ’56 published his seventh accounting textbook (co-authored with Ron King at Washington University in St. Louis). Financial Reporting: First Take is used in executive MBA programs worldwide to equip business managers with a basic understanding of financial reports in a concise time frame. Spiller is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and an adjunct lecturer at Washington University. He and his wife, Elinor Harper Spiller ’56, live in Ballwin, Mo.
[Reunion note] Edith Mahon Davis ’63 reports that much has happened in the past five years. Her husband of 43 years, Joseph, died of a brain tumor in February 2016. Joseph loved to read, travel, attend concerts, eat out, etc. Although her life has greatly changed, Davis has been instrumental in organizing “Next Step,” a fellowship community for other widowed people. They meet once a month to plan day trips, dinner nights out, and cultural outings. After serving First Presbyterian Church in Laurens, S. C., for many years as choir director, she has completely retired. She has taken several trips and has more planned, including a visit to the Holy Land in 2018 and an Alaskan cruise with a 1963 OWU graduate after their reunion in May. She says OWU prepared her in many ways, including how to survive in the working world. Her best memories include friends and classmates who were musicians in Sanborn Hall, where she also worked part-time in the music office.
Martha Deborah Franzen Hall ’63 is the author of 11 books of poetry, including seven full-length collections and four chapbooks. Her manuscripts have been finalists in contests by Sarabande Books, the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, Able Muse, the Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize, and the Concrete Wolf Chapbook contest (twice). Holding degrees from both OWU and Columbia University, she is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, and the Monadnock Writers’ Group.
Victoria King Heinsen ’70 returned in July from a year of teaching in Taiwan. She was recruited by the state of Ohio and the government of Taiwan to teach English to children in remote areas where little or no English is spoken. She lived in a village in the mountains of Nantou County, where she enjoyed working with children in grades three through nine. Although she was invited back, she decided to stay in the United States with her family.
Niki Gnezda ’73 was featured in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 8 as part of its “Everyday Heroes” series. Gnezda was recognized for her volunteer work with the children’s art program at the Dowd Educational Center in Columbus. The center is operated by the Homeless Families Foundation and is open to children in the foundation’s housing-first program and children at risk of homelessness on the city’s west side. After the death of her 29-year-old son in 2008, Gnezda was inspired to get involved the with center. Years ago, when her son asked her to make a charitable donation instead of giving him a Christmas present, she made a donation to the center. Now, as a volunteer there, she encourages her students to discuss their art as a way to open up and discuss underlying emotions.
[Reunion note] Fred Hoopes ’73 announced his retirement from teaching English to English Language Learners (ELL). He was chairman of the World Languages Department at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa., and taught ELL there for 33 years. He is looking forward to his 45th class reunion in May.
Jim Kizziar ’73 was selected by his national peers in 2016 for admission to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The college recognizes exceptional achievement and service to the law. Kizziar was also recently selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list for his work in labor and employment law and litigation representing management.
James Breece III ’74 was named deputy director of the Heritage Museum of Asian Art in Chicago’s Chinatown. The museum has 7,000 feet of galleries and an extensive Asian library of 20,000 volumes. He travels frequently to Asia.
Nick Calio ’75, CEO of the trade group Airlines for America, was interviewed by travelweekly. com on Sept. 5 about issues in the industry today, including proposed airport fee increases and proposed privatization of the U.S. air traffic control system.
Thomas Goodman ’76, president, CEO, and founder of Goodman Media International, was interviewed by the public relations website “Bulldog Reporter” on June 19 about the business today and the time he flew through a hurricane at a client’s request.
Michael Hall ’76 delivered the opening-session keynote address at the annual National Career Development Association Global Conference on June 28 in Orlando, Fla. His presentation was titled “America’s ‘Queen of Camelot’: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Integrated Life-Career Legacy.” After living in Columbus in the 1980s, and Pennsylvania in the ’90s, Hall and his wife, Barbara Jackson-Hall ’77, have resided in Charlotte, N.C. since 2001.
Michael Jordan ’76 will publish his first book, The Company of Demons, a murder mystery set in Cleveland, in January. He was also included in Ohio Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in several categories. His peers designated him as Arbitrator of the Year in Cleveland.
Ted Daniels ’77 was named editor of the Ashland Times- Gazette in Ashland, Ohio.
David Hazard ’80 and Douglas Hart ’80 participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a nearly 200-mile bike ride in Massachusetts in August, raising money for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Robert Hanna ’81 was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America list for 2018.
David Shier ’81 was appointed associate dean of the Washington State University Honors College in October.
Jill Sasso Curtis ’82 was named dean of community engagement, education, and workforce development at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass.
Byron Pitts ’82 joined the National Advisory Board at Elon University’s School of Communications.
J.B. Raftus ’82 was interviewed by TheDrum.com in June about his position as chief marketing officer at GSD&M, an advertising agency headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Patrick Murphy Jr. ’83 was featured on readingeagle.com in July for his work as an organ builder in West Pottsgrove Township, Pa.
Jill Myers ’88 was named to the Martins Ferry (Ohio) Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a basketball player.
Michele Mercer Lee ’90, of the San Francisco Bay Area, received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Organizational and Transformative Studies in the fall of 2016. Lee focuses on human capital in the tech industry and is also involved with adjunct teaching for graduate students, exploring transdisciplinary studies, creative inquiry, and sociocultural changes.
Tucker Franciscus ’91 was named chief financial officer of ENSERVCO Corporation in July.
Christopher Recker ’92 was named Atlanta Home Building Division president with homebuilder Lennar Atlanta.
Tyler Baker ’95 is joining the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives.
Christine Wright ’95 was named director of corporate development at the global public health organization NSF International.
Edward Dunakin ’98 was elected secretary-treasurer of the board of directors for EastView at Middlebury, a senior living community in Middlebury, Vt., in June.
[Reunion note] Joyce Gordon-Shapkaliska ’98 is working in financial management at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Previously, she worked for the Peace Corps in Guinea, Macedonia, Indonesia, Tunisia, and Washington, D.C. While working in Macedonia, she met and married the love of her life, Dragan. They have a four-year-old son named Dean. While she won’t be able to attend her reunion this spring, she hopes that someday soon she’ll have the chance to introduce her husband and son to OWU.
Kenneth Adair ’99 was named visiting assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Micah Brownstein ’00 was named interim co-head of Olney Friends School, a ninth-through- 12th-grade college preparatory boarding and day school in Barnesville, Ohio, for the 2017-18 school year.
Jill Snider Payne ’00 was named Teacher of the Year at Wyandot Run Elementary School in Powell, Ohio.
Emily Hughes Smith ’00, owner and operator of Naissance, a brand development and design agency, was named to the “40 Under 40” list in the Michiana, Ind., area. The list is an annual collaborative effort among the South Bend Regional Chamber, the Young Professionals Network South Bend, the Elkhart County Community Foundation, and other chambers of commerce across the region. The award recognizes talented and dedicated young executives, professionals, and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.
Julie Freyermuth Steines ’01 was interviewed by IdeaMensch. com on June 15. Steines is an award-winning children’s author, and she co-owns the publishing and education company Polly Parker Press with her mother.
Vincent McGinniss ’02 joined the ENT Specialists of Northwest Ohio. McGinniss is a boardcertified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon.
Sara Kennedy ’03 was named branch manager for the Orange Branch Library of the Delaware County (Ohio) District Library.
Ericka Greene ’04 and Jenny Brodie ’04 rode in Pelotonia, an August bike ride in Columbus that raises money for cancer research, in honor of their mothers, who both lost their lives to cancer.
Jaishree Saxena ’04 was elected president of the Board of Trustees for Child Care Connection, a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure the quality, availability, and affordability of child care in the Mercer County, N.J., community.
Kaluhath De Abrew ’05 was a cast member in a summer production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Theatre for a New Audience in New York.
Kelly Heil ’05 was named varsity head women’s basketball coach at Sylvania Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio.
Mary Korth ’05 was named choir director at Dowagiac Middle School and High School in Dowagiac, Mich., in June.
George Hamaoui Jr. ’07 was named assistant professor of biology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Trevor Hawley ’10 participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a nearly 200-mile bike ride in Massachusetts in August, raising money for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Stacey Venzel ’10 published the book Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises in June.
Griffin Waterman ’10 joined the staff of Waterloo Elementary in Wisconsin as a fourth-grade teacher. He was previously a special-education teacher assistant in Oak Park, Ill.
Andrew White ’10 received his Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota on May 11.
Jordan Ahmed ’13 was selected as a Schonberg Fellow, part of a professional dance residency program in Boston. Ahmed is a dance and performance artist, writer, and educator.
Margaret Bagnell ’13 was named health-care delivery manager at the Judge Group, a global professional services firm. She moved to Las Vegas, Nev., to set up and lead its health-care division’s newest office.
Kathryn Jacob ’13 was named pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Massillon, Ohio.
Sarah Bechtel ’14 was named assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach at Plattsburgh State University in New York.
Andrew Diehl ’14 was promoted to head track and field coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in August. Diehl was a decathlete member of OWU’s track and field team.
Christopher Litzler ’14 was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business in June for his work as vice president of originations at Pinnacle Financial Group in Cleveland.
Elise Pitcairn ’15 is a global advocate for the San Franciscobased nonprofit Mama Hope. She is spending four months in Kenya this winter to improve the lives of widows and orphans in the port city of Kisumu.
Alyssa Clark ’17, a graduate student in developmental psychology at Illinois State University, received the 2017 Berk Developmental Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
Hayden Knisley ’17 worked as a Clinton County Fellow in Wilmington, Ohio, over the summer as part of a program intended to help young adults returning from college for summer vacation contribute to the city, develop professional skills, and make community connections.
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Kyle Drexler ’06 was married to Claire Blackburn on Dec. 10, 2016, at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket, Mass.
Claire Everhart ’10 and Sharif Kronemer ’12 were married on Aug. 13.
Brandon Bytnar ’05 and his wife Sara celebrated the birth of their first child, Emily “Emmy” Rose Bytnar, on May 10.
Amanda Brumenschenkel Cabana ’07 and her husband Chris welcomed son Theodore James Cabana on June 7.
Kelsey Lake Nylund ’08 and her husband Kristian welcomed their second daughter, Stella Eileen, on June 28. She joins big sister Adeline. The family lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
William Yoder II ’09 and Colleen Brieck Yoder ’10 welcomed son William Robert Yoder III on June 23.
Marcella Smucker Clark ’37, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 15, at the age of 102. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Mary Newlon Ellsworth ’40, of Vale, Ore., Sept. 10, at the age of 99. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Jane Gatewood White ’40, of Marion, Ohio, June 4, at the age of 99. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and went on to earn her Ph.D at Ohio State University.
Jane Moorhead Feller ’43, of Findlay, Ohio, June 14, at the age of 96. She is survived by a brother, Dallas Moorhead Jr. ’49, and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Virginia Reid Anderson ’45, of Washington Court House, Ohio, June 4, at the age of 93.
Corinne Reed Abatt ’46, of Troy, Mich., June 22, at the age of 93. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Margaret Fletcher Davis ’46, of Alamosa, Colo., Sept. 11, at the age of 93. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Virginia Bagley Heischman ’46, of Westerville, Ohio, Aug. 14, at the age of 92. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Jean Hiestand ’46, of Charleston, S.C., June 26, at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen O’Daffer Hiestand 1915. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wightman Hiestand ’47, and a daughter, Barbara Hiestand Ledford ’86. Jean was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Marilyn Wheeler Boyce ’47, of Scottsdale, Ariz., June 11, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jeanne Boyce Morrison ’78. She is survived by her husband, William Boyce ’48, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Joan “Jody” Christian Merkel ’47, of Denver, July 16, at the age of 92. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Helene Stoneburner Atzenhofer ’48, of Dickson, Tenn., May 18, at the age of 91. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Marion Graham Brindle ’48, of Agawam, Mass., Aug. 23, at the age of 91.
John Gardner ’48, of Columbus, Aug. 23, at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Kendall Gardner ’47, and a brother, David Gardner ’48. He is survived by a brother, Robert Gardner ’51, and three children, Catherine Gardner Layman ’70, Marjorie Gardner Polk ’75, and Lynn Gardner Rohr ’75. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He and his brother inherited a construction company from their father that built or renovated six buildings for OWU, starting with the Pfeiffer Natatorium and ending with the renovation of Selby Stadium.
Elbridge Holland ’48, of Newton, N.J., Sept. 5, at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his wife, Bettilou Holland ’47, and is survived by a son, Elbridge Holland Jr. ’71.
Shirley Sayre Kane ’48, of Williamsburg, Va., June 14, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her father, Judson Sayre 1920, and her husband, Harry Kane ’49. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Marjorie Brown ’49, of Bedford, Ohio, Aug. 20, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Brown ’49, and a brother, Richard Brown ’48. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mary Belknap Hagemeister ’49, of Arlington, Texas, Aug. 31, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Hilbert Hagemeister ’48. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Phyllis George Martin ’49, of McComb, Ohio, July 19, at the age of 91.
Robert May ’49, of Delaware, Ohio, Aug. 26, at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Welch May 1917, and a brother, James Taylor ’49. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Dorothy Gerlach Watkins ’49, of Columbus, June 29, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Gerlach ’49, and is survived by her husband, Donald Watkins ’49. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
William Chaney ’50, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, July 24, at the age of 89. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
L. Thomas Frederickson ’50, of Savory, Ill., July 30, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his mother, Ester Skoog Bussell 1919, and a brother, James Fredrickson ’52. He is survived by his wife, Betty Blessing Fredrickson ’50, and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Sally Carter Gould ’50, of Salem, Mass., May 23, at the age of 89. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Katharine Battelle McMillan ’50, of Wilmington, Ohio, Aug. 17, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her father, Donald Battelle 1919, and a sister, Louise Battelle Hazard ’42. She is survived by a brother, Richard Battelle ’49, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Joseph Pennell ’50, of Chesterfield, Va., July 7, at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol White Pennell ’49, and was a member of Beta Sigma Tau fraternity.
Robert Foltz ’51, of Huron, Ohio, July 10, at the age of 92. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Marjorie Young Force ’51, of Williamsburg, Va., July 22, at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her father, Harry Young 1921, and a brother, William Young ’41. She is survived by a daughter, Debra Force ’75, and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Marilyn Musselman Ledebuhr ’51, of East Lansing, Mich., July 18, at the age of 88. She is survived by a sister, Betty Musselman Eiler ’56, and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Elizabeth Hart Raup ’51, of Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 1, at the age of 88.
Mary Rasmussen Wright ’51, of Amherst, Mass., Aug. 30, at the age of 88. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
H. Joan Cook ’52, of Indianapolis, July 21, at the age of 87. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Jane Sutton Hire ’52, of Gahanna, Ohio, Sept. 1, at the age of 87. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Peter Mason ’52, of Manchester, Vt., June 18. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
John Vossers Jr. ’52, of Greensboro, N.C., June 27, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Terrill Vossers ’54. He was a member of the OWU Athletic Hall of Fame and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Carol Nincehelser Wirick ’52, of Sunbury, Ohio, Aug. 26, at the age of 87. She is survived by a sister, Rachel Nincehelser Stockwell ’51, and a daughter, Sally Wirick Beske ’80.
Frederick Gerhauser ’53, of San Carlos, Calif., Aug. 15, at the age of 88. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Mary Hall Phipps ’54, of Waukegan, Ill., Aug. 16, at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Shirley Landis ’55, of Lancaster, Ohio, July 8, at the age of 83.
James Murray ’55, of Frankfurt, Mich., Sept. 10, at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Booth Murray ’53, and is survived by a son, Robert Murray ’82. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Jerry Sheaffer ’55, of Findlay, Ohio, Aug. 12, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Anne Child Sheaffer ’52, two children, Jeremy Sheaffer ’90 and Dan Sheaffer ’81, and a grandchild, Elizabeth Sheaffer ’13. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Sheaffer was a retired pediatric dentist, a Korean War veteran, and a licensed private pilot. He served in the U.S. Regular Army in Korea, where he was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. In 1963, Sheaffer and his wife opened the American Speakers Bureau in Findlay, which brought well-known conservative speakers to the city for seminars.
Thomas Bonnell ’56, of Canton, Ohio, July 15, at the age of 83. He is survived by his children and by his grandson Jacob Bonnell ’12. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Barbara Pritchard Merrill ’56, of Tucson, Ariz., June 27, at the age of 82. She was predeceased by her husband, John Merrill ’55, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Thomas Smith ’56, of Whitehouse, Ohio, June 27, at the age of 83. He was predeceased by his parents, Dudley Smith 1920 and Helen Smith ’23. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Thomas Doty ’57, of Irmo, S.C., Sept. 10, at the age of 81. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Cynthia Black Berchtold ’58, of Middletown, Md., July 27, at the age of 80. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Marcia Lubbers Berry ’58, of Kansas City, Mo., June 22, at the age of 80. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, the Rev. Dr. Keith T. Berry, and their three children.
Andrew Nicholson ’58, of Charlotte, N.C., June 14, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Karen Williams Nicholson ’59.
Greta Thomas Caldwell ’59, of Columbus, June 18, at the age of 79. She was predeceased by a brother, David Thomas ’54, and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Elizabeth Flowers Snodgrass ’59, of Midland, Mich., Aug. 14, at the age of 80. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Harvey Ford III ’60, of Marshfield, Mass., Aug. 19, at the age of 82. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Gaylord Mount Schelleng ’61, of Tinton Falls, N.J., June 17, at the age of 78. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Carma Calhoun Hume ’61, of London, Ohio, July 28, at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband, David Hume ’60, and three children, Ginger Kronk, David S. Hume, and Steve Hume. Hume was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Kathleen Sasso Betts ’62, of Falmouth, Mass., July 6, at the age of 76. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Anne Berkley Brenner ’62, of Thomasboro, Ill., July 7, at the age of 77. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Susan Twigg Szaniszlo ’62, of Austin, Texas, June 6, at the age of 76. She is survived by her husband, Paul Szaniszlo ’61, and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Nancy Miller Vogt ’62 of Chiangmai, Thailand, Sept. 4, 2016, at the age of 75. She is survived by two brothers, Roy Miller ’55 and David Miller ’57. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Donald Casperson ’63, of Bellingham, Wash., June 23, at the age of 77. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Martha C. Peed ’64, of Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 20, at the age of 75. She is survived by her twin sister, Marian Peed Weisz ’63. She was predeceased by her father, Paul Peed ’30. Peed was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil from 1964 to 1966 and a teacher of English literature at Beaty Junior High School in Warren, Pa., and Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany.
Barbara Mahood Olson ’65, of Rapid City, S.D., June 21, at the age of 73. She was predeceased by a brother, David Mahood ’74, and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
William Gwynne ’66, of Portland, Maine, Aug. 2, at the age of 73. He was an OWU theatre professor for many years and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Susan Bushnell Hinde ’67, of Spring, Texas, June 16, at the age of 72. She is survived by a sister, Sarah Bushnell Tate ’70, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Michael Holmes ’70, of Lakeside Marblehead and McCormick, S.C., June 20, at the age of 68. He is survived by a brother, John Holmes ’68, and two children, Trevor Holmes ’98 and Abigail Holmes ’00. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Max Dunn ’71, of Salem, Va., Aug. 18, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Dunn ’75.
Richard Howell ’72, of Saddle River, N.J., June 27, at the age of 67. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
David Quinn ’74, of Columbus, Aug. 22, at the age of 65. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Jeffrey Sullivan ’75, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 12, at the age of 64. He is survived by a brother, Peter Sullivan ’72. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Kim McKinney Engelsman ’77, of Falls Township, Pa., July 26, at the age of 62. She is survived by her husband, Marc Engelsman ’78, and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Timothy Tyler ’81, of Philadelphia, June 19, at the age of 59. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Patricia McCollum Higgins ’83, of Pinehurst, N.C., June 29, at the age of 56. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
James Stevens ’87, of Columbus, June 18, at the age of 53. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Ruth Schirtzinger ’90, of Columbus, June 6, at the age of 73.
Vera Pereskokova ’06, of South Euclid, Ohio, July 8, at the age of 33. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Dina Bangdel, of Richmond, Va., July 25, at the age of 52. Bangdel was a former art history professor at OWU.
Phillips Burnside, of Delaware, Ohio, Aug. 18, at the age of 90. He is survived by four children, Thomas Burnside ’81, Paul Burnside ’85, Kendra Fraser Burnside ’94, and John Burnside ’91. He was a professor and later emeritus professor of physics from 1994 until his passing.
Kenneth Denny Sr., of Marion, Ohio, July 17, at the age of 69. He was a former custodian at OWU.
Richard Gay, of Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 13, at the age of 97. He was a former professor of religion at OWU.
Eleanor Kroninger, of Delaware, Ohio, Sept. 6, at the age of 81. She was a secretary at OWU from 1974 to 1998.
Bettie Schwope, of Columbus, July 30.
Louis Szalontai, of Strongsville, Ohio, Aug. 9, at the age of 78. He worked at OWU from 1986 to 1995.
Elizabeth Ann Ward, of Delaware, Ohio, May 12, at the age of 73. She worked at OWU from 1989 to 2007.
Dorothy Arlene Wonsmos, former employee in the OWU Library’s reference and circulation departments, Aug. 13, at the age of 91.
Randall Waldron, emeritus professor of English, June 19. Waldron joined Ohio Wesleyan in 1968 and served as the University’s first Benjamin T. Spencer Professor of Literature (read more about the Benjamin T. Spencer Professorship in the Making OWU the Best Place to Teach story). He retired in 1993 but continued teaching select courses until 1997.
Dale Dykema, of Newport Beach, Calif., July 4, at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his wife, Suzanne Williams Dykema ’67, and was a member of the OWU Tower Society.
Gay Martin Hendricks ’59 for the death of her husband, John Hendricks, on Aug. 9.
Sherrie Bevan Burlingham ’72 for the death of her mother, Margaret “Peggie” Otto Bevan, on June 11.
Paul Myers ’74 and Marion Cannon Myers ’77 for the death of Marion’s mother, Claire Cannon, on June 26.
Susan Petrick Nelson ’76, John Petrick ’78, and Elizabeth Petrick ’81 for the death of their mother, Gloria Caruso, on June 18.
Lynne Marple Cannon ’77 for the death of her husband, Richard Basko, on June 27.
Joan Fuhrer Baxter ’79 for the death of her mother, Margaret Fuhrer, on May 5.
David Dickey ’90 for the death of his wife, Ann Forrest Dickey, on Sept. 13, at the age of 47.
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