Departed OHSers

          Date Posted

11 APR 24 PATRICK WILLIAM SEAMANS on April 7, 2024 in Findlay, Ohio.  Patrick was the younger brother of MARGARET SEAMANS Brunner ('65) who died in 2001.  Although Patrick does not appear in any OHS yearbooks, he was a member of the OHS Facebook Group, and would most likely have been part of the Class of '69, based on his age at the time of his passing.
7 APR 24 JUDITH PRIEST Wiedower ('64) on 5 June 2020 in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
9 MAR 24 JAMES RICE (Faculty) on January 8, 2024 in Arden Hills, MInnesota
29 FEB 24 JAN DEGARMO Schopfer ('57) in June, 2023 in Oviedo, Florida.
29 FEB 24 BILL DEGARMO-HICKMAN ('59) on June 23, 2021 in Beaumont, Texas
3 FEB 24 GARY LEGNER ('62) in September 2010, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
11 JAN 24 MIKE STOLL ('57) on December 21, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.
11 NOV 23 PATRICK M. ROBY ('65) on September 25, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
10 NOV 23 FRANCIS M. "MILT" CREIGHTON ('62) on November 9, 2023 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
10 NOV 23 FRANK S. RAMIREZ ('62) on November 3, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
10 NOV 23 LINDA KAY KISIEL Roach ('64) on October 29, 2023 in Pittsburg, California.
8 OCT 23 BOB BUMEN ('57) on November 7, 2019, in Yuba City, California.
8 OCT 23 ANDREW P. WOOLFOLK II ('68) on April 24, 2022, in Aurora, Colorado.   Andrew was the saxaphonist for the band, Earth, Wind and Fire, having joined them in 1972.  He was born October 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas.  After leaving Orleans, he attended East HS in Denver, Colorado.  In 2000, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of EWF, and in 2017 he was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
3 AUG 23 BETTY POWER Tamble ('64) on 21 February 2023, in Indio, California.
31 JUL 23 E. LEE BRUBAKER ('57) on 9 July 2023 in Casper, Wyoming.
23 JUN 23 DONNA LEE WHITE Girardot ('62) on April 11, 2023 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
18 JUN 23 JAMES A. D'AMATO (aka DAMATT) ('62) on 5 November 2022, in Newark, Delaware.
3 JUN 23 DOMINIQUE WILKINSON Harrington ('72) on 20 July 2022, in Setauket, New York. 
3 JUN 23 CORRINE RICHARDSON Smith ('71) on 29 October 2022, in Port Clinton, Ohio
18 MAY 23 VINCE RASPER ('61) on 10 May 2023, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
9 MAY 23 MARY JOSEPH Possley ('64) on 13 April 2016, in Beaverton, Oregon.
26 APR 23 JUDSON C. "JUD" SPENCE, JR ('63) on 19 April 2023, in Summerfield, Florida.
16 APR 23 JAMES A. "JAMIE" TOMPKINS ('61) on July 20, 2022 in Ash Flat, Arkansas.
1 APR 23 CARMELITA "BITSY" CABALLERO Lee ('64) on December 22, 2022 in Arizona. Her daughter, Sarah, posted on Facebook:

To all of my mother's friends on Facebook, I would like to let you know that my mom, Carmelita Elaine Caballero Lee, passed away on December 22, 2022. She was 76 years old and loved Arizona sunsets, singing, music, Israel, all of you and most of all her Lord. She is survived by her 7 children, Melissa, David, Rebecca, Deborah, Sarah, Suzie and Vicky Lee and was preceeded in death by her beloved Raymond E. Lee on July 16th 2022 at the age of 81 and her son Evan Raymond Lee on November 20, 1983. She will be greatly missed and was a great writer, a great mom and friend, an encourager and loved the Lord most of all. Any memories or condolences posted her will be cherished.
1 APR 23 NOREEN CHRISTIE Fox ('64) on January 6, 2023 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

NOREEN J. FOX (née Christie) age 76, devoted wife for 45 years of late husband Charles “Charlie” Fox; cherished mother of Charles Jr. “Chad”, Ret. U.S.A.F., Heather M. Fox (husband Aaron Bernardo), and Hillary M. Fox (husband Matthew Daily); loving grandmother “GG” of Sydney Daily and twins Kherington and Greenleigh Fox-Daily; beloved daughter of the late Marie (née Slye) and Thomas Christie; dearest sister to Thomas Christie Jr. (wife Sandra) and Sharon Christie; loving sister-in-law of the late Andrew Beets, Conrad Fox, Delores Wenrich, and Joann Smisek; daughter-in-law of the late Helen and Conrad Fox; dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many; and adored by her loyal grand dogs Autumn, Piper and Sammy.

An Army brat born on July 28, 1946, her extensive world travels started with her early school years in Giessen, Germany, junior high at St. Thomas Aquinas in Chicago, high school in Orleans, France, and college at the University of Maryland in Munich. There, she met her future husband and life partner Charlie Fox, and they were married in 1968 at St. Cletus Catholic Church in La Grange, Illinois. Later on, she and Charlie were active parishioners at St. Louis Church in Cleveland Heights as well as a leadership couple within Marriage Encounter, where they forged lifetime friendships.

Noreen chose to raise her family in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and had a 30-year career at Cleveland Heights City Hall. She started as a housing consultant, working diligently to maintain fair housing practices and racial integration in the city, and retired as the city’s public relations coordinator, writing press releases, proclamations, and speeches. She designed and created the city’s first website and was the founding editor of Focus Magazine that is currently delivered monthly to all Cleveland Heights residents.

Noreen had a passion for the arts & travel. She cherished the trip to Paris with her beloved Charlie. She traveled with her friends and family (Italy, France, Monaco, Aruba, Christmas Markets in Germany & Amsterdam and cruising the Caribbean among her favorites), joined the Terrace Garden Club, volunteered at Christ Child Society, and opened a booth at Antiques and Uniques antique mall. She will be remembered for her creative eye for beauty, her award-winning table settings, her deep love for her children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and her boundless generosity, thoughtfulness, and meticulous attention to detail. Noreen loved her friends dearly and they were an important part of her life. Noreen especially enjoyed her late night Five Crowns and Rummikub gatherings with friends.

Noreen was a woman of integrity, honor and compassion whose memory will be cherished forever. Her selflessness, and many acts of kindness defined her character. Pancreatic Cancer took both Noreen and her late husband, Charlie, way too soon and too fast. Contributions may be made to the family HERE; a fund will be established in Noreen & Charlie Fox’s memory to fund familial pancreatic cancer research.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Ann Catholic Church of Communion of Saints Parish, 2175 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Hts. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Noreen at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 from 3-5 and 6-8 PM.

1 APR 23 JOHN COLEMAN ('65) on 14 March 2023 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Per his brother, Volker, on Facebook on 31 March 2023.
11 Dec 2022 JEANNIE ASTRELLA Harvey ('62) on November 22, 2022 in Trabuco Canyon, California.

29 Oct 2022 NORMAN CHARLES CHESNUT ('68) on October 23, 2022 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Norman Charles Chesnut, 72 of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away October 23, 2022, at Sr Francis South surrounded by family. Norman started life's journey in Heidelberg, Germany with his parents Charles E. and Jeannine (Chevalier) Chesnut.

Norman was preceded in passing by his parents. He is survived by two brothers, Jack and Robert, and half-brother Marc Jutteau. Norman is by his wife of 53 years, JoAnn; sons, Alain and Bryan; daughter, Elizabeth Burrows; 8 grandchildren, Grace, Ella, Jack, Charlotte, Audrey, Sophie, Austin, and Wesley.

One of Norman's favorite sayings was that "Laughter was a gift from God". He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

The visitation will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2022, at Floral Haven Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.
21 Sep 2022 TOM HARRINGTON ('67) on 30 August 2020 in Den Haag, Holland.  He had retired from teaching at the American School in Den Haag.  His brother, John, writes that there is no obituary for him, but that they did have a celebration for him with his Dutch relatives and his three sons.  He is buried in Holland.
22 Aug 2022 JOSEPH L. KNEE ('64) on 21 July 2022 in Seattle, Washington.  His obituary was provided by his sister, Alice Knee Miller, OHS '69

JOSEPH LEONARD KNEE Oct. 6, 1946 - July 21, 2022




Joe Knee Graduation Photo on Left, Recent Joe photo holding giant plant leaf and smiling.



Joseph Leonard, our dear brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on July 21, 2022. His loss is a heartbreak. His remembrance, however, is a celebration of a good life.


Joseph was born in Brooklyn to parents, Jeanette and Sidney Knee. Jeanette was the oldest of four siblings; Sidney was the second of four brothers. Joseph was named for his paternal grandfather, Joseph Knee, who emigrated from Austria in the early 1900’s and for his uncle, Leonard (“Louie”), Sidney’s younger brother, who was killed at the end of WWII when, as bombardier over Japan, his plane crashed on its way home.


Joe’s mom, Jeanette, was a homemaker and part-time bookkeeper. Dad, Sidney, had been a professional basketball player and court stenographer prior to WWII. After serving in the army in England and France during the war, Dad continued on in career employment as a civilian auditor for the U.S. Army. Mom passed away in 1987 at age 70, having been ill for many years.

Dad passed away in 2004 at age 91. He had been ever the athlete and Joe and Dad shared a close bond and the enjoyment of sports together, especially tennis and golf, for decades.


Joe attended P.S. 217, Ditmas J.H.S., and Midwood H.S. in Brooklyn until dad’s job took the family first to Yokohama, Japan, when Joe was eleven, in what was then, still American “Occupied” Japan. Later, the family would move to France and Germany. Joe’s schooling was, therefore, multiply interrupted, but was, nevertheless, a pivotal and wonderful part of his life.

The family’s move to Verdun, France, when Joe was fifteen and, later, to Orleans, had a profound impact on the whole family - especially Joe. His love of history began in that small northeast corner of France where, right next to the family’s small apartment building at the end of a single lane road across from a farm with mooing cows, was a warning sign in French which read, “CAUTION! You are prohibited from digging in this area. There may still be unexploded ordinance buried here from WWI.” There was, as yet no TV or phone service whatsoever in the area, and it would be several months before the family would even have a car, so Joe got used to walking or running anywhere he wanted or needed to go, other than school. As a result, and to everyone’s delight, Joe made the track team during that, his junior year in high school! Clearly, in 1962, the family had landed somewhere really far from Brooklyn!


The following year, the family moved to Orleans, approximately an hour and a half south of Paris. Joe loved Orleans and in 1964, he graduated from Orleans American High School where he had developed not only several lifelong friendships, but his strongest and fondest memories. This truly beautiful cosmopolitan city, which Joan of Arc had saved from the English in 1429, had now also captured Joe’s heart.


Joe attended the University of Maryland extension in Munich for two years, as the family was now residing in Germany. He subsequently transferred to the college’s main campus in College Park, Maryland, where he met his future wife, Rochelle Snee. Joe shared some harrowing stories about protesting the war in Vietnam, still raging at the time. He graduated in 1968 with an undergraduate degree in Asian History.


Joe and Rochelle married in 1977, and while embarking on their respective careers, they spent many of those early years together, traveling through Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Rochelle became a professor of Classics, Greek and Latin. Joe completed a graduate degree in Public Administration and Finance at the University of Washington in Seattle where the two finally settled.

Joe worked for decades in an administrative/finance capacity for the City of Seattle and spent many of those same years actively involved in Democratic politics. Joe was a hard-core Democrat and maintained friendships with his like-minded political and work buddies until the end.

Joe loved the Pacific Northwest. He cultivated a beautiful garden at their home in Burien. He was especially proud of his palm and kiwi trees. The spectacular view of Mt. Rainier and South Puget Sound from their home gave Joe and Rochelle many years of pleasure. Inside, Joe’s great “green thumb” was always at work developing beautiful plants, some of epic size.


While Joe was, in fact, a longtime Washingtonian, he was, nevertheless, never far from his roots. He was always the Jewish kid from Brooklyn who craved a really good bagel, an authentic New York pastrami sandwich or a genuine knish from Coney Island. Joe wasn’t religious, but always ended phone conversations, short or long, with his sister, Alice, with the Yiddish expression, “Sei Gesund!” (Go in Health).


Rochelle passed away in Sept. 2020. Joe suffered a bout with Covid and slowly declined in health. He was, however, wont to enjoy a good meal with good friends. He cherished the knick-knacks and paintings he and Rochelle had collected over the years and, took contentment in his library’s worth of history books he would knowingly never read, but from which he also could never part. Toward the end, Joe watched classic movies and mysteries, sitting in his favorite Adirondack chair, always recommending the foreign ones he knew Alice would appreciate. He delighted in fixing up the house he intended to age in. The Mediterranean wall colors made him happy.


Joe had a more than wonderful sense of humor. He had a most generous heart and delighted in story-telling and always giving gifts with meaning. His generosity, to all who knew him, was only matched in magnitude by his trademark ubiquitous over-sized hats. Joe will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Joe’s dear friend, Cassidy Summer, has been increasingly and unceasingly helpful to and supportive of Joe during what was to be his final few years and, for that, his family is ever grateful.


Joe is survived by his sister, Alice Miller and her husband, Fredric Miller, and his niece, Melissa Miller and nephew, Jonathan Miller, as well as by twelve cousins.


Joe’s ashes will be laid to rest beside the Loire River in Orleans, France.



Donations, should you wish to honor Joe’s life: World Central Kitchen or Greenpeace

Condolences to:  Alice Miller

2040 Winding Brook Way

Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076

30 May 2022 CANDACE "CANDY" ROGERS Reynolds ('65) on May 23, 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Her obituary follows:

Candice ("Candy") Lee Rogers Reynolds passed away on May 23, 2022 in Alpharetta, GA.  The daughter of Colonel James Thomas Rogers, M.D. and Miriam Lee McKinney Rogers, Candy was born in the Panama Canal Zone on September 6, 1947.

As the daughter of a career Army officer (which required frequent moves), her love of travel and appreciation for the diversity of people and cultures was established early.  Growing up, she lived in Fayetteville, NC; Greenwood, SC; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Orleans, France; and Augusta, GA before her father's retirement.

A graduate of Columbia College, Candy worked as a speech therapist in Heilbronn, Germany and Atlanta, GA.  She then spent 10 years in Deerfield, IL and Wilmington, DE as a full-time mother to her two daughters before returning to Paralegal school.  She retired from ING Investment Management in Atlanta, GA in 2013.

Her retirement was focused on spending as much time as possible with her beloved granddaughters in between vacations all over the country and around the world with friends and family. Some of her favorite adventures included a retirement celebration in France, an African safari, and a return to her birthplace on a cruise through the Panama Canal locks.  She also enjoyed travels closer to home to see loved ones in the mountains of NC, the beaches of SC, Lake Greenwood, and Florida.

Candy made friends easily and her friends were friends for life.  She stayed in close touch with classmates from Columbia College, attended regular reunions with her "Deerfield buddies" (women she had known since the mid-1970s), had fellowship and vacations with the "Buoy Babes" of Roswell, GA, and rarely missed an "Orleans reunion" where she reconnected with military friends from middle school in France.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by daughters Miriam Britt Reynolds of Charlotte, NC and Sarah Reynolds Jones (Jon), granddaughters Bryce Elizabeth Jones and Annie Britt Jones of MIlton, GA, and brothers James T Rogers Jr (Betty) of Bradenton, FL and Timothy McKinney Rogers (Mary) of Lexington, SC.
18 March 2022 CATHERINE ANN CUMMINS Hayes ('65) on July 16, 2015, in Mobile, Alabama

CATHERINE CUMMINS HAYES died July 16, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 35 years John R. Hayes of Mobile, her brother Carl J. Cummins of Birmingham. Cathy graduated from Auburn University with a masters degree in mathematics. The career she retired from was in teaching college-level math. She belonged to numerous organizations AAUW-Association of University Women,MAA-Mathematical Association of America, AWM-American Women in Mathematics, MCM-Mobile Chamber Music, MHDC-Mobile Historic Development Commission,GCHS-Gulf Coast Herb Society,MAC-Mobile Arts Council,ODWA-Old Dauphin Way Association. She had volunteered much at the inception of the WHIL public radio station in Mobile. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested for the Alabama - Mississippi : National Multiple Sclerosis Society { And for The Assistance Fund, Orlando, FL. ( Funeral Services will be held from the Chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 2PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday July 20, 2015 from 5 until 8PM. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.

15 March 2022 THOMAS B. WINDSOR, JR. ('70) on September 4, 2019 in Overland Park, Kansas

Thomas B. Windsor, Jr. of Overland Park, KS passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Tom was born in Hanau, Germany on May 26, 1952. He joined his adopting parents, Col. Thomas Bates Windsor, Sr. and Virginia Behenna Windsor in Maryland on July 9, 1954, with naturalization papers completed in Alexandria, Virginia on September 5, 1956. Thomas lived many places in Europe with his parents and brother Guy, before graduating from high school in Shrewsbury, New Jersey and pursuing a degree in Chemistry at Baker University, Baldwin, KS.

Tom led an active life, enjoying baseball, racquetball, tennis, biking, and working in his manicured yard before he was physically unable. Tom worked for many years as a recruiter of engineers; operating his own business, Corporate Resources, Inc. for the last 30 years. Tom married Nancy Marie Park on January 19, 1980. Nancy passed away January 22, 1987. Tom then married Jane Watson Barone on December 14, 1989 and was delighted to add Jane’s daughter, Margaret (Maggie) to his family. Tom was a member of the Overland Park Church of the Nazarene and volunteered for many years with the Kansas City Rescue Mission for the homeless.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; brother, Guy; aunt, Becky Windsor Mauk and uncle, Guy Windsor.

Surviving Thomas are daughter, Maggie Windsor Gross (Torsten), New York, New York;, sister-in-law, Karen Park Gilpin (Jim) Iola, KS; brother-in-law, Wade Park, Iola; many nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 1pm at the Overland Park Church of the Nazarene, 9030 Lamar.

Memorials: Overland Park Church of the Nazarene; Kansas City Rescue Mission; Allen County Hospital Hospice: or KU Christian Challenge.

5 March 2022 BARBARA GAIL KISER Lowery ('63) on March 5, 2017 in Whiteville, North Carolina

Barbara Gail Kiser Lowery, a beautiful light in Christ, our precious mother, went home to be with her heavenly Father and to join her loving husband, Robert Lowery, in their eternal journey of life together Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born Sept. 4, 1945 in High Point, to the late Robert and Helen Blanche Lawson Kiser.
An “army” brat, mother was well traveled. She would often share with her children memories of her travels to Europe as a young teenage girl. She worked for more than 25 years with BB&T in the tax department.
She was a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Ash, for 20 years where she was very active as song leader and treasurer.
Mother was loved by all who had the opportunity to meet her. She touched so many lives in such a profound way with her kind and loving nature.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Inman Ward Funeral Home in Tabor City. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Inman Cemetery in Ash.
She leaves behind in this world four loving children who loved, respected and adored her. Gary and Linda Lowery of Whiteville, Teresa and Dean Smith of Shallotte, Kristi and Steve Ritenour and Ginger and Stephen Lawrimore, both of Conway; two brothers, Robert Kiser Jr., Michael Kiser; two sisters, Ann Petruska, Tamora “Tammie” Morgan; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren who deeply loved “Grandma Bobbie.”
Mother you will be forever in our hearts. Tell daddy we said hey. Each of us will meet you and daddy by that river of life one day.
A guest register is available at

3 November 2021 DON HARLAN, husband of OMA SUE DAVIS (ohs '57)

Donald Richard Harlan, age 90, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 16th. He was born on December 28th, 1930, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Charles and Orel Harlan.

Don served in the Army during the Korean conflict and upon release from service, returned to New Orleans and worked for Beneficial Finance and was transferred to Austin in 1957. He was an active member of the Lion’s Club in Austin and Round Rock. He married Oma in 1970 and became a husband and a father all at once. He was an independent distributor for McKee Foods delivering Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes to local grocery stores and school districts until he retired. He then worked part-time for McCormick spices for several years. Don was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and extended family. He was always available to lend an ear and help anyone he could. Don was an early riser who hated “burning daylight” and was a staunch Dallas Cowboys fan. He will always be remembered as an easy-going man that never met a stranger and was always happy and smiling. His nickname in the Army was ‘Smiley’.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Orel Harlan, his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Harlan, his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Harlan, his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Bobbie Harlan, and his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Pete Abate.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Oma Davis Harlan, and sister-in-law Carolyn Davis. He is also survived by his daughter, Lallie Greinert (Jeff) of Austin and his son, Richard Harlan (Monika) of Kyle and his grandchildren, Samantha Greinert, Lauren Greinert, Thomas Greinert, Emily Harlan (Richie Cisneros), Evie Harlan, Andy Harlan, Jack Harlan and great granddaughter, Ellie Cisneros. He will also be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews from the Davis, Gunatilika, Rockenfield, Abate and Harlan families and many friends who he considered part of his family.

There will be a graveside service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on November 22nd at 1:45. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

The family would like to express their gratitude towards all of the caregivers from Parson’s House, Wells Point Lodge and Seton Home Health Care for the kind and gentle care that they gave Don.

2 October 2021 PETER A. STENDEBACK ('64) on September 11, 2021 in Carrollton, Ilinois.  Pete was a starting forward on the OHS basketball team that won the USAREUR championship in 1962.  He was a smooth player, and quite good at shooting from the corner.  Professionally, he was a top salesman in the steel industry in the Philadelphia area, and upon his retirement he returned to Carrollton to settle in his hometown where his last few relatives were still living.  Remembrances of Pete came from Donna Lawrence ('62) and Melissa Streeter ('63) who had reunited with Pete at the 1985 OHS reunion, and stayed in touch with him until his death.

His online obituary from reads as follows:
Peter Stendeback, 75, of Carrollton was pronounced dead on Saturday Sept. 11, 2021 at his residence.
Born on June 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Col. William and Jane (Valentine) Stendeback, Jr.
Surviving are his adopted sisters: Debbie (Ernie) Webb and Kathy (Chris) Catalonotto.
Several cousins and a very special cousin Kaydeen Stendeback of Carrollton also survive.
Peter was a self employed steel broker.
He enjoyed sports and having a beer with friends at the Levee.
As per his request, he will be cremated and buried next to his mother and father. There will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Carrollton High School in Honor of his Mother and Father.
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is assisting the family at this time. Condolences may be left online at:
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25 July 2021 STEPHEN ANDREW GENG ('61) born July 27, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York on September 18, 2020.

There is no obituary for Steve, but in recent conversations with his good buddy, CHUCK RALSTON (OHS '62), I learned that Steve was a Veteran, having served in the US Army from 1966-1968.  His life is chronicled in the book "Thick as Thieves", published by Henry Holt and Company in 2007.  It is his autobiography, as well as a memoir to his sister, Veronica Geng (1941-1997).
22 July 2021 WALTER G. IRWIN, JR. ('66) on July 19, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina

Walter Gerald Irwin, Jr., 74, of Columbia, died Monday, July 19, 2021. Born March 30, 1947, in Columbia, he was the son of Colonel Walter G. Irwin, US Army (Ret.) and Lenora Peake Irwin.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Mary Pat Irwin; daughter, Katharine Lenora Irwin of Columbia; sister, Cheryl Irwin of Charleston; brother, Michael Irwin (Susan) of Columbia and his brother-in-law, Burnie Hook of Columbia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Hook.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock, Thursday, July 22nd at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC 29223.
A family graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared at


17 July 2021 SHARON "SHERRY" DAVIS Leighton ('62) on 28 August 2018, in Northampton, Massachusetts.

NORTHAMPTON – Sharon (Davis) Leighton died on August 28, 2018, under the kind and skilled nursing care of Linda Manor and Hospice of Franklin County. She was born on July 11, 1944 in Maine.

Sharon taught English, first in Maine, then in Northampton, Westfield, and Holyoke. For over 30 years, she inspired students with her knowledge, enthusiasm, and warmth. After struggles with her health forced her to retire, Sharon became a member of the writing community in the Pioneer Valley. She led writing groups and participated in many more. She wrote endlessly and cheered on other writers. She authored The Annals of Imelda, a serialized story that ran for 26 weeks in the Hampshire Life.

Sharon was a spiritual seeker and sampled many churches in Western Massachusetts, most recently the AME Zion in Amherst. A passionate Red Sox fan, she was also famous for her vast hat collection and colorful attire. But most importantly, she is remembered by her loving friends for her ability to make people feel important, seen, understood, and cherished.

She is survived by her aunt Mary Davis and cousins of Bethel, Maine. Czelusniak Funeral Home was particularly generous in their care and support.

14 June 2021 CARMEN MARGARITA STOHLMAN, Mother of Robert (65) and Bruce (67) Stohlman passed away on 5 June 2021 at Williamsburg, VA.  Carmen was 98 years old.  She will be buried, at a future date, at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Major Robert Fl. Stohlman.
16 MAY 2021 DONALD KENNETH ADAMS ('57) on May 12, 2021 in San Diego, California

18 APR 2021 ELOISE BUKER (Mother of Mike Buker '65) on 12 February 2019 in Coronado, California
13 FEB 2020 ROBERT MARSHALL WILSON ('57) on 20 February 2020 in Bowling Green, Ohio

Robert Marshall Wilson, a longtime Bowling Green State University chemistry professor whose research in photochemistry earned him high honors, died Feb. 20 at Wood County Hospital. He was 80.

He had emerged cancer-free after undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer about five years ago and had been in generally good health until recently, his wife, Antonia Wilson, said.

Mr. Wilson was actively teaching and conducting research at BGSU, where he joined the Center for Photochemical Sciences as a research professor in 2005.

"He was considered a very good teacher," his wife said. "He had graduate students that still keep in touch with him. They still send us Christmas cards."

He was proud to see his graduate students obtain their doctoral degrees, she added. He concentrated his research in organic methods and studied the chemical application of lasers and DNA photomanipulation.

In 2018, he was named an Inter-American Photochemical Society fellow, an award reserved for only two percent of the society's membership of about 600.

"He was very proud. He was happy when his work was recognized," Mrs. Wilson said.

Two BGSU chemistry colleagues, Malcom Forbes and Javaraman Sivaguru, nominated him for the honor. They wrote that he was "a fantastic teacher, an able administrator, a collegial colleague, and an excellent mentor to young faculty," according to a Jan. 28, 2019 article in The Blade.

Before moving to Bowling Green to work at the university, Mr. Wilson spent 38 years at University of Cincinnati as a professor, including eight years as chairman of the university's chemistry department.

Throughout his career, he was asked to speak about his research across the world and traveled to Iceland, Brazil, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, and within the United States.

"He was very involved with his work," Mrs. Wilson said. "He was very reluctant to take any time off for any reason, so much of our vacations were scheduled around his meetings."

He gave his last talk in Chile in November, she said.

Mr. Wilson was also an avid birder and made time on every work trip to go bird-watching. He was working to create an online database that would allow fellow birders to search by location or by bird to find out which regions of the world various birds were located.

"He loved nature," his wife said.

Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 18, 1939 to Robert Fitzpatrick and Eugenia Wilson in Reading, Pa. His father made his career in the military, so he grew up moving between Japan, France, and the U.S., his wife said.

He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Penn State University in 1961 and his doctorate in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. His postdoctoral fellowship was at Harvard University.

Surviving are his wife, Antonia Wilson, whom he married June 17, 1967; daughter Laura Witherow; son Dan Wilson; and one grandson.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Feb. 29 at the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

The family suggests tributes to Bridge Hospice of Bowling Green.

20 DEC 2020 STEPHEN ROGER BENNETT "STEVE" ('61) on March 15, 2020 in DeSoto, Texas.

Stephen “Steve” Roger Bennett, 76, loving father, brother and friend, passed away on March 15, 2020, at his home in DeSoto, Texas.

He was born on August 29, 1943, to Clyde and Augusta Bennett in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As they were a military family, Steve spent his childhood traveling and living in different parts of the world. In 1961, Steve graduated from Orleans American High School in Orleans, France. He joined the Army in 1963.

In 1966, he completed his military service and attended Southwestern Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He graduated with BS in Accounting in 1969. During his senior year, he met Patricia (Pat) Bennett of Purdy, Mo. Less than 6 months after their first date, Steve and Pat married on February 21, 1970. On March 2, 1979, their daughter, Christa, was born.

Steve’s job transferred the family to multiple states before settling in Desoto in 1987. He enjoyed regular road trips and camping with his family. He also enjoyed other hobbies such as woodworking, tinkering with tools in the garage and watching every Rangers and Cowboys games ever played.

Steve and Pat were married just shy of 43 years when she passed away on February 5, 2013.

He is survived by his daughter, Christa Danesh, and her husband, Shaun; sister, Laura Adams, and her husband, Glenn; brother, Doug Bennett, and his wife, Carol; and brother, Brian Bennett; as well as many loved family members and friends.

A small memorial service will be held in his honor at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 18. This will be followed by a burial service at the DFW National Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.

There will be a live stream of the Memorial Service. Please contact Christa or Jayne’s Memorial for more information.

17 DEC 2020 FRANK A. PARTLOW, JR. ('56) (BG, USA-RET) on 20 November 2020 in Allen, Texas

Allen, TX - Retired Brigadier General Frank A. Partlow Jr: husband, dad, grandpa, friend, army officer, entrepreneur, and author died peacefully on Friday, November 20 in Allen, Texas at the age of 82.

Frank is survived by the love of his life: his wife of 60 years, Kay Partlow of Texas; his daughters: Michele Caruso of New Jersey and Tamara Sakuda of Texas; his sons in law: Jim Caruso of New Jersey and Kent Sakuda of Texas; his brother: Jerry Partlow of California; his sister and brother in law, Mada and Jim Henderson of North Carolina; his grandchildren: Chelsie and James Caruso of New Jersey and Emily Zoscak and Cody Sakuda of Texas; his nieces: Jennifer Ruiz of Germany, Katie Nygren of North Carolina, and Jennifer Hartsook Howell of Ohio; and his nephew: David Hartsook of Ohio.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Nina Partlow of California and his sister, Rosa Hartsook of Ohio.

Frank was born on September 1 in San Francisco, California to Nina and Frank Partlow. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY with a BS in Engineering in June of 1960 where he was known for his love of baseball and pitched for the Army West Point baseball team. He was then commissioned to serve in the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. Frank married Kay Sunderman, his high school sweetheart, at Ft. Benning, GA in November of 1960. He met Kay when she was a sophomore in high school. He often said, "It may not have been love at first sight, but whatever it was, it has lasted over 60 years." Frank then began his 30-year career serving in the United States Army. As a decorated veteran, his career highlights included stints at West Point as an assistant professor and baseball coach; tours of duty in Vietnam and Cambodia; an assignment as General Ed Rowny's executive officer in Brussels, command posts at Fort Lewis, WA and Ft. Leonardwood, Mo; Chief of Staff Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt; and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Representative to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty process where he worked under the direction of General Colin Powell. His military career also included earning his MA in European Studies from Stanford and being a Senior Fellow at Harvard University.

Not one to sit still for very long, Frank then went on to a second career by starting the consulting firm Northern Nevada Network. His work focused on providing information about state and local government for local businesses to support growth in his beloved Reno, NV where he and Kay chose to retire. However, Frank was always dedicated to serving his country, so in 2002, when he was asked to lead the strategic turnaround of the Government Printing Office as its Chief of Staff, he readily accepted. On June 4, 2004, the United States House of Representatives formally recognized Frank's contributions with an official proclamation of his service. Frank was also an adjunct professor at University of Nevada, newspaper columnist, and the author of 5 books. In addition, Frank devoted time in Reno to volunteering in school literacy programs.

Outside of work, Frank was dedicated to his wife and family. Holidays and vacations were important ways for him to connect with his loved ones. He always made time for his 4 grandchildren even dedicating a book to them. In addition, when reflecting on his life and career, Frank commented, "intolerance is the flip side of moral courage and folks can respect your leadership without always liking the way you exercise it." He will be remembered as someone who was "Frank by name and by nature."

His family plans to lovingly honor and celebrate Frank's life when a service can be safely scheduled in 2021.

Donations honoring Frank's life can be sent to the United Service Organization, USO. ( The USO works to strengthen military service members by keeping them connected to family throughout their service to our country.

12 DEC 2020 CHERYL SWANNACK ('64) on 15 March 2020 in Washington, DC.  I was informed of her passing by her sister, Susie.

The following appeared in The Washington Post on April 29, 2020:

Cheryl Swannack, 73, a freelance artist and producer who painted murals for restaurants in the Washington area and most recently was executive producer of a Netflix documentary, died March 15 at her home in Washington. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said her wife, Nancy Polikoff.

Ms. Swannack was born in Honolulu, and she moved to Washington in 1989. In 2018, she executive produced the documentary “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”

The following obituary was obtained from Legacy. Com:

Washington DC - Cheryl Swannack, 73, of Washington DC and Las Cruces NM, passed away at her home in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2020 from Parkinson's disease. She is survived by her life-partner and spouse, Nancy Polikoff; her step-daughter Lainey Polikoff; her sisters Dianne Swannack Myers and Susan Swannack, and numerous other cherished friends and family. Cheryl was born on December 30, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Orleans American High School in France. She received degrees from the University of Kentucky and New Mexico State University and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Tulsa. She was a member of the first class of the Feminist Studio Workshop in Los Angeles and a founder of the Los Angeles Women's Building. She had a career in the theatre, which consisted of developing, producing, and managing numerous events, including Lily Tomlin's THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE. She also worked as an artist, painting murals in restaurants and constructing the Gila monster that once graced the entrance way of the Las Cruces Natural History Museum. Cheryl was the Executive Producer of the 2018 Netflix documentary, FEMINISTS: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?, in which she is also featured. In 2018-2019, she had a one-woman show of her art and her collection, CHERYL SWANNACK: MAGIC HAPPENS, at Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles, prior to its accessioning by the Getty Research Institute. Cheryl's memory is a blessing to all who experienced her love, generosity, determination, and creative energy. A memorial service will be held in the future. Contributions in Cheryl's memory may be made to the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope.

9 DEC 2020 SHARON LEIGH CLARK (Faculty '62) on September 24, 2020 in Pasadena, California

July 17, 1932 - September 24, 2020 Sharon Leigh Clark, PhD, 88, passed away at home on Thursday September 24, 2020 with her loving husband of 46 years, Glenn Gruber, at her side. Sharon was born in Brooklyn to Mary Craig of Presque Isle, Maine and William Clark of NYC. Sharon graduated from Winslow (Maine) HS in 1949 and earned her BA in Physical Education at the University of Maine. At Maine she played the trombone in the marching band and was a cheerleader. In 1953 she was a runner-up in the Miss Maine beauty pageant. From 1959 to 1963 Sharon taught for the Department of Defense Overseas Schools in Germany, France and Japan. She earned a Masters in Psychology from Springfield College and went on to teach Dance in the Physical Education Department at Trenton State College from 1966 to 1972 where she met her future husband, Glenn Gruber, who was a student at TSC. Sharon completed her PhD in Dance Anthropology at NYU, then became Chair of the Dance Department at George Washington University. In 1976 Sharon and Glenn relocated to Southern California. In 1979 Sharon became a contestant on the Game Show, "Whew". She won $25,680 in 22 minutes, the equivalent to $200,000 today! Sharon then formed her company, Sharon Clark Associates Inc., and secured contracts with the MetroRail project, the Army Corps of Engineers and a Small Business Innovation Research contract with the US Navy. She was a member of the Pasadena Housing Mediation Board, and chaired the Tri-Cities Transportation Commission. She was a member of Women at Work, National Association of Women Business Owners and Daughters of the American Revolution (William Bradford, the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony is a relative). As a participant in the annual Do Dah Parade, Sharon was the leader of the group, "Polyanna, the Polyester Princess of the Polyester People of Pasadena". Despite their 17 year age difference Sharon and Glenn had a burning passion between them, gentle and complete caring and a deep, deep love that led to a fantastic journey and an extraordinary life together.

9 DEC 2020 JOHN W. MCALHANY, JR ('61) on August 10, 2019 in Marietta, Georgia
9 DEC 2020 RON A. ROUSEY ('68) on July 21, 2020 in Titusville, Florida
8 DEC 2020 CAROLYN HARTYE Doman ('63) on April 20, 2020 in Ocean Pines, Maryland.

Ocean Pines - Carolyn "Carol" Hartye Dorman was born in the Bronx, NY to parents Col. Robert and Helen Hartye (US Army Retired) on June 16, 1945. She died peacefully on April 20, 2020 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.

As a proud Army brat, Carol and her family were stationed in Japan, VA, PA, NY and France. She attended Orleans American High School, where she met the love of her life, Charlie "Chuck" Dorman. He was one of those GI's your Mama told you to stay away from, ha-ha. Upon returning to the states, she and Charlie were married on Feb. 14, 1964 in Catonsville MD. They lived there for 23 years. Carol worked at Baltimore Federal Savings & Loan in Baltimore City.In 1986, Charlie was transferred to the Naval Facility at Wallops Island as Director of Public Works and they moved to Ocean Pines.

Carol's favorite past times were reading and singing with the Pine Tones Chorus. She joined that group in 1986 and considered the members her extended family. She particularly enjoyed singing at the nursing homes, which was part of the Pine Tones' commitment. Carol was currently a member of the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, the Worcester County Arts Council, OC/Berlin Optimist Club and Furnace Town Museum. She was also a past-president of the Ocean Pines Woman's Club, Ocean City/ Berlin Optimis Club, Gamma Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the Worcester County Arts Council. She was currently serving as Vice President of the Ocean City/ Berlin Optimist Club.

She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 56 years, Charlie; her sister and her husband, Connie and Dean Merrell of Minnesota, her sister-in-law Lisa Hartye of Puerto Vallarta, MX; her sister-in-law Maxine Brisbane of Ocean Pines, MD; and her wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Bob and Helen Hartye; her brothers, Bob Jr. and Michael; her in-laws, Charles and Helen Dorman; and nephew, Steven Hocheder.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Snow Hill Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. PO Box 1, Snow Hill, MD 21863 and/or the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club Scholarship Fund. PO Box 1403, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family please visit

6 DEC 2020 JOSETTE ETTWEIN Winslow (Staff 61-62) on 20 August 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
6 DEC 2020 LUCINDA "CINDY" TERESA RALSTON ('69) on 24 October 2020 in Fayetteville, Georgia.

A highly dedicated mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, and friend, Cindy Ralston passed away at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia.  She was 69 years old.

The daughter of the late Charles and Helen Ralston, Cindy was born in Waterloo, New York.  Known for her caring demeanor, she worked as a gifted nurse with a servant's heart at Houston Medical Center for many years before her retirement.  She also enjoyed dancing to her favorite songs and making memories with family.

In addition to her parents, her siblings, Maxine Owens, Michael Ralston, Paul Conley (Elsa); her Cocker Spaniel, "Jasmine" and her Jack Russell Terrier, "Zoe" preceded Cindy in death.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her daughter, Emily Hodge (Matt) and her children, Lillian and Olivia; daughter, Amanda Banks (Matthew) and her children, Elijah and Brooks; siblings, Charles (Michele), William, and James Ralston; nieces, Kimberly Ross and her children, Natalee Townsend and Flynn Ross; Sarah Mitchell (Joe) and her children, Owen and Alfie; Bridget Fullwood (David) and her children, Gabriela, Luca, and Gianna; Alexandra Hogan (Connor) and her children, Xander, Charly, Gunnar; Catlin Ralston; Theresa Latham (Jeff) and her son, Jace; nephews, Paulie Conley and his son, Noah; Kevin Conley (Liza) and his sons, MIlo and Gus; and her kitty cats, "Chipper" and "Chloe".

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Magnolia Park Cemetery where Ms. Ralson will be laid to rest.

For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

In lief of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of Lucinda "Cindy" Teresa Ralston to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

3 DEC 2020 ALETHEA BRENNAN (Faculty '62)  o/a 17 July 2020 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Alethea Brennan, daughter of Edward J. Brennan and Anna E. Fisher Brennan, passed away peacefully at her home.

A life-long resident of Wilkes-Barre, she graduated from Saint Therese's School, Saint Mary's High School, and MIsericordia University.  Alethea completed graduate studies at the University of Scranton, where she was awarded a master's degree in political science.

Upon graduation, Alethea taught at all levels of primary and high school in various locations including Orleans, France, Toms River, N.J., Bristol Township, and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.

After retirement, she was an active member of the Parish of Saint Therese, a volunteer at the Wyoming Valley HIstorical Society, and a participant in the Pastoral MInistry at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Alethea was preceded in death by her three sisters, Anne Brennan, Regina Lee, and Mary Brennan Kalowsky, as well as a niece, Elizabeth Mary Lee, and a great-niece, Lauryn Mary Sutton.

Alethea is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends who will hold her dearly in memory and love. May the road rise up to meet you, and the wind be always at your back Aunt Eeee.

Alethea's family will celebrate her life privately.  Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvanians for Human LIfe or The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre.

Memories and condolences may be shared with Alethea's family at

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1 JULY 2020 CAROL KRUEGER Holben ('59) on 29 June 2020 in Southport, North Carolina.  Obituary from DignityMemorial.Com follows:

8 May 2020  LEA HORNE Loftis ('65) on 10 April 2020 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her obituary reads as follows:

Lowry Lea Loftis, 73, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 11, 2020. She was born in Amarillo, TX, the firstborn child of Col. Carlton R. Horne and Mrs. Arleen M. Horne. “Granny Lea” would want you to know that, above all else, she loved her grandchildren most in the world and would gladly do anything within her power to make them happy. Which she did, regularly and without regard to what their mothers had to say about it.
     She was the older sister to Holly Behen and Steve Horne and was by far the most responsible of the bunch. Being the oldest "brat" in a military family meant that she was expected to be a model of exemplary behavior wherever they moved, all over the world. And she was, except for the singular occasion she skipped school while a teenager in France. To be fair, that shouldn't even count against her because she went to the library, for heaven's sake. (Her love of books was the only thing that could have driven her to be so impetuous).
     If you had the great fortune to know her, you will agree that she was the best-read person you knew. She was an unapologetic book hoarder and staunch opponent of e-readers and digital books of any kind. She loved the heft and feel of honest-to-god ink on paper.
     Mom was a traveler; she adored the prospect of learning the history and culture of each place she visited. At any destination, she would arrive prepared to throw herself (and others) fully into whatever adventures were afoot. A lifelong gourmand, she carefully picked the restaurants she most wanted to explore on these trips. If you were lucky enough to be a traveling companion, you were assured a dining experience you weren't likely to forget; ranging from the most elegant places to the most obscure holes-in-the-wall. Then, when she arrived home, she often searched out the recipes she had just tasted and re-created them in her own kitchen for friends and family.
     If you were interested in talking - or arguing! - politics, Mom was more than happy to oblige. These conversations/debates could go on for hours and days, and she loved every hot-blooded minute of it. She believed in the need for us all to always consider "the greater good". That empathy drove her to become a lifelong activist, supporting the causes she cared most about, especially women's issues. She was a constant volunteer, sponsor, fundraiser extraordinaire, and friend to the YWCA and championed their mission always.
     Mom was the best friend you could have hoped for. Her kindness, thoughtfulness, empathy, and support made her countless friends wherever she went. Her friends hailed from every facet of her life and she kept those bonds throughout the course of her remarkable existence. There would be no way to list all those who called her a dear friend, but her two longest friendships were also the ones most precious to her: our beloved honorary Aunts, Janice and Joyce. They were one another's confidantes and co-conspirators for fifty years, and we just counted ourselves lucky to be in their presence.
     Mom fell in love with her husband Randy after we moved to Winston-Salem when mutual friends from Morganton set them up on a blind date. That was 36 years ago, so we think they must have clicked. They built a lovely life together in an old house which they treasured.
     Our mom was quite simply our favorite person. We knew that she would do anything for us, and she often did. We are left with a million memories of her - her laugh, her voice, her smile, and especially her twinkling grey-green eyes.
     She is survived by her husband, Randy Loftis; her daughters, Elizabeth Brown (John) and Dana Stallings (James); and six grandchildren whom she loved most of all, Sean Loftis, Liam Loftis, Quinn and Georgia Stallings, and John Parker and Mason Brown.
     We know you can't capture an entire person in one obituary (even one this long), but we've tried to honor her by recognizing at least some parts of her amazing life. We'd love to hear your memories of her too - please feel free to send us your memories, stories, and pictures. We want to keep her with us in that way. 
     We plan to honor mom's life at a later date, when she can be properly celebrated. 
     **In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Gateway YWCA, Heifer International, or any organization that works for the "greater good". Condolences may be made online at
19 July 2019 DORIS REID Chula (Faculty) on July 16, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida.  Her obituary from is as follows:

12 May 2019 MARSHA THOMPSON FANCHER ('58) on 18 April 2019 in Durham, North Carolina.  Her obituary obtained from Legacy.Com is as follows:

Marsha Guion Fancher, daughter of Col and Mrs. Robert P Thompson (deceased) USMA 1933 and great-granddaughter of Alanson M Randol, USMA 1864, passed away on April 18, 2019. She is mourned by her step-brother R. Sydney Kolls (Jeanne) and her step-sister Elizabeth M. Kolls (Thomes deceased) and her ex-husband Trion Duke Fancher, Jr. (deceased). Marsha loved being Aunt Marsha to 12 step-grandchildren and one great-step grandchild. She was admired by family and friends for her personal courage, loyalty, integrity and for her sense of humor even during difficult times. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapel Hill knitting group and was active in the Five Oaks Homeowners Association. She was retired from Duke University.

Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham is in charge of arrangements.
8 December 2018 ERIC S. WEISBROD ('63) on 6 October 2017 in Saint Johnsville, New York.  His obituary obtained from the Vincent A. Enea funeral home is as follows:

8 October 2018 PAT GREEN ('60) on 4 October 2018, in Roanoke, Virginia.  His obituary from The Roanoke Times reads as follows:

 James Patrick Haffey (Pat) Green, 78, of Roanoke, Va., died on Thursday, October 4, 2018. He suffered from, yet bravely challenged and endured, a degenerative neurological disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Born in Fredericksburg, Va., Pat was the son of the late Duff Green Jr. and Martha Haffey Green. His brother, Duff Green III, also predeceased him. Surviving Pat are his wife of 24 years, Mary Newsom Field Green; and two stepdaughters, Martha Field Parrott (John Henry Parrott Jr.) of Roanoke, Va., and Susanna Field Bingley of Blacksburg, Va. Other survivors include five stepgrandchildren, John Henry Parrott III, Elizabeth Trout Parrott, William Buckner Parrott, James Wiatt Bingley, and Jett Thomas Bingley. Also, Pat's sister, Martha Fielding Green of Richmond, Va.; sister-in-law, Madi Magner Green of Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, John Franklyn Newsom III (Fern D. Newsom) of Richmond, Va.; and niece, Laura von Schilling of Boston, Mass., survive him. Pat graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969. He worked at Pilot Life Insurance Company and Caldwell-Sites Company in Blacksburg and Roanoke for several years after graduation. Pat then went on to co-found Green & Associates in Roanoke and worked there for 25 years until its sale in 2001. He took great pleasure in support of his university, the Moss Arts Center, and school football and basketball teams. Pat was active in the Hokie Club for many years and was a Golden Hokie and a member of the Legacy Society. He made a number of lifelong friends through his fraternity, Pi Kappa. Pat retired as a lieutenant colonel with over 25 years of service in the United States Army, the U.S. Army Reserves, and the Virginia Army National Guard. He served in the Vietnam War. Pat was active in a number of organizations that support the active and retired military. These include the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the VFW, and the American Legion among others. For his work with the MOAA-Virginia Leadership team in 2006 – 2007, the Virginia General Assembly recognized Pat with an award presented by the Governor. The Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley was very important to Pat. He enjoyed the friendships he there through 30 years of membership. Pat enthusiastically participated in their many activities from attending a district conference to picking up trash along side of their adopted roadway. He served the club as president in the early years and later led a group exchange trip to Bangladesh. Pat was a Paul Harris Fellow who tried to live his life according to the Rotary motto of, "service above self," as much as possible. Pat served a term as president of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). In 1997 he was recognized for his service as a fellow of the Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Pat was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. There he was on a Sunday usher team and volunteered with the interfaith hospitality program regularly. He was proud to have completed the four-year Education For Ministry (EFM) course offered by the School of Theology at The University of the South. Pat especially loved to attend Church School classes and services. The family wishes to thank the staff of South Roanoke Nursing Home who were amazing and kind in their care of Pat throughout his illness. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Va. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 257, Roanoke, VA 24002 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at


8 October 2018 JANE KINTNER Hogan ('60) on 11 February 2018 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.  Her obituary from the Bryn Athyn College website reads as follows:

dr. jane williams hogan head shot


Dr. Jane Williams-Hogan, 75, Professor and Scholar

Dr. Jane Williams-Hogan, Professor of Sociology at Bryn Athyn College, and the leading international scholar of the life and influence of 18th century scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, passed away on Sunday February 11th of cancer.

Jane Williams-Hogan was born Jane Kintner in Abington, PA on October 26th 1942, the daughter of Lt. Colonel William R. Kintner and Xandree Hyatt Kintner. When she was born her father was serving in WWII, and she did not meet him until she was 2 years old. Their family moved almost every year with Colonel Kintner’s postings, living for a time in Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Orleans, France.

Dr. Williams-Hogan attended University of Pennsylvania for all of her degrees, graduating in 1964 with a BA in English and in 1969 with a Master’s Degree in Human Relations. She was awarded a PhD in Sociology in 1985 for her dissertation: A New Church in a Disenchanted World: A Study of the Formation and Development of the General Conference of the New Church in Great Britain. This work began her long career of distinguished scholarship in religious studies and sociology of religion.

She was hired as an instructor at the Bryn Athyn College in 1975, and was named a professor there in 2003. She held the Paul Carpenter Chair of History of Religions at that college from 1997-2011. She established the Master’s Program in Religious Studies at the Bryn Athyn College, and served as the advisor and then director of that program for many years. In addition she held many key administrative roles at Bryn Athyn College, always working to expand the reach and vision of the school. Most importantly, she taught generations of students at the college, and was well-loved as a teacher and a mentor.

In 1988 she chaired the landmark “SS88” Swedenborg Symposium in Bryn Athyn, PA, the first major international symposium focused on the influence of Emanuel Swedenborg on 19th and 20th century thought. She brought together scholars who discussed the impact Swedenborg had on artists and thinkers such as William Blake, Immanuel Kant, Henry James, Sr., George Innes and many others. Jane edited the proceedings of this conference, which were published in 1998 in the volume Swedenborg and His Influence.

These connections led to the establishment of a Swedenborg Seminar at the American Academy of Religion annual conference from 1993-1997, which Dr. Williams-Hogan chaired. She became an in-demand presenter at conferences and symposiums, and authored the entries on Emanuel Swedenborg in the Encyclopedia of ReligionReligions of the World: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, and several other publications. She became an important voice in CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, presenting papers at the annual conferences and chairing conferences and panels for them.

She continued to work at a furious pace to the end of her life, and last June, 9 months after her diagnosis with cancer, she chaired the very successful “Swedenborg and the Arts” conference at Bryn Athyn College. This conference brought together 40 scholars from around the world to discuss Swedenborg’s influence on painting, poetry, architecture and literature.

Jane was married to Michael Hogan for 35 years, and had 6 children. Her son Daniel predeceased her in 1998. She is survived by her husband Michael; her sisters Kay and Gail and brother Carl; her children Kira, Michael, Jacob, Berith and Joshua; and 15 grandchildren.

Her influence on the community of scholars of religious studies, on her students and community, and on her family is immense. She will be dearly missed.

3 August 2018 BOB HARTYE ('64) on 14 April 2018, in Houston, Texas.  His obituary from reads as follows:

Robert Albert (Bob) Hartye, Jr., 71, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas from complications following heart surgery.

Bob Hartye was born November 21, 1946 in Irvington, New Jersey, the second of four children to Bob and Helen Hartye. An Army brat, Bob got to grow up around the world – from his early years in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Yokohama, Japan to his high school years in Orleans, France - all of which began to shape his appreciation for life’s rich experiences.

Moving back to the states, Bob married high school sweetheart Christine Hartye (Philquist) in 1966 and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Math. Their son Robert Albert Hartye III was born in Indianapolis in 1969, just before Bob deployed overseas with the US Army where he attained the rank of Captain and would gain some early career experience in computer data processing systems and logistics.

From his Army years in Zweibrucken, Germany in the early 1970s, to civilian life in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, and later Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Bob cultivated lifelong friendships and memorable times with family members. Among his special legacies are his absolute love of life, laughter, and experiences, telling a good story or joke (like nobody else can), music, movies, fishing, dancing and name just a few. He truly cared about keeping in touch with all the people in his life.

Bob and Lisa Hartye (Pagaza) were married in Puerto Vallarta in 1997 and soon built a rich life together in the PV bay area and gained a unique expertise in the local real estate market while working with Coldwell Banker and later with their own firm. Together, Bob & Lisa became welcoming ambassadors to their town for friends and family, and made new friends all the time. They traveled as often as they could to Europe, particularly France, as well as across the US to regularly stay with family and friends. At home, they loved enjoying gourmet dinners or getting together almost daily with friends around town - and Bob could always be counted on to get up and sing a song with the band or piano player anywhere there was music. And if there was a group of people laughing and having a genuinely good time in a restaurant or poolside in PV, it’s a good bet Bob Hartye was at the epicenter of it.

Bob is survived by his wife Lisa of Puerto Vallarta, son Robert (Bobby) Hartye III and his wife Valerie Morgan, two grandsons, William Hartye and Wyatt Hartye, all of Houston, two sisters, Carolyn Dorman and her husband Charlie (Chuck) Dorman of Snow Hill, MD, and Connie Merrell and her husband Dean Merrell of Branson, MO, and his beloved nephews and nieces.

Bob’s rich life will be celebrated at a private party with family and friends on Monday 4/23 in Houston as well as in Puerto Vallarta upon Lisa’s return home.

25 July 2018 BRUCE ANDERSON ('64) on October 29, 2016 in Deland, Florida.  His obituary from reads as follows:

Roland Bruce "Andy" Anderson Obituary

Roland Bruce "Andy" Anderson

Andy Anderson died on October 29th. He was born in 1946 in Washington DC to his mother Gene Cox Anderson and father Major General Roland Bennett Anderson. Andy spent time as a child in France, Switzerland, and Peru. He graduated from Rock Island High School in Rock Island, IL in 1964. He proudly and bravely served his Country as an Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War where he earned a Purple Heart. He attended Purdue University in Lafayette, IN where he resided for over 20 years as a mechanical engineer. He moved to DeLand, FL in 1995 where he stayed until his passing. He is survived by his Sisters, Gene Anderson of Naples, FL, Joan Andreson of St. Louis, MO, his sons Stuart Anderson of St. Joseph, MO, and Michael Anderson of Indianapolis, IN. He will be interred in Camilla, GA with his parents.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Nov. 3, 2016

23 May 2018
HOWARD EUGENE MILLER ('61) on October 12, 2015 in Huntsville, Alabama.

His obituary from Spry Funeral Home reads as follows:

            Howard Eugene Miller, age 71, writer, artist, and photographer, passed away at his Huntsville home on Columbus Day. He is survived by his wife, Carol Bishop Miller, a brother, Jimmy, and a dog, Charlie. 

                A native of Columbus, Georgia, he was predeceased by his parents, James C. and Bertha J. Miller, of Huntsville, known by many as Uncle Gib and Aunt Bertha. 

                A 1965 graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, he was inspired by the late Dean John E. Drewry to pursue a career in communications. He also attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. 

                His career included stays at eight newspapers and two television stations including stops in Augusta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Anniston, Alabama; Tullahoma, Tennessee; and in Arizona. He worked as a photographer, reporter, editorial cartoonist, staff writer, columnist, and editor. He retired while covering the arts scene for the Huntsville Times. 

                He also served in both the Army and Air Force Reserve Units. 

                Funeral services will be on Friday October 16, 2015 at 11 am in the chapel of Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville with David Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday October 15th from 5pm until 8pm at the funeral home.


22 May 2018
GAYLE DOVER Brubaker ('57) on May 18, 2018 in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Her obituary on Legacy.Com reads as follows:

Gayle was born on November 13, 1939 and passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. Gayle was a resident of Dardanelle, Arkansas at the time of passing. Memorial services will be held at 10:00A.M., Friday, June 1, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville with Pastor Brooks officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802 or the Russellville Animal Shelter, 3115 South Mobile Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

Her obituary from the Cornwell Funeral Home reads as follows:

Gayle Meta Dover Brubaker age 78 of Dardanelle died Friday, May 18, 2018 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born November 13, 1939 in Oakland, California to the late George J. Dover, Jr. and Grace Margaret Griffin Dover. She was a Registered Nurse and retired after several years of working for the State Health Department in the Home Health Program. She enjoyed bass fishing, planting flowers and was an avid photographer and was a member of the Bass N Gals, Master Gardeners and the Senior Activity Center.


Survivors include her husband, Dr. Lee Brubaker of Wyoming; children, Jodi Cole and husband Terry, Wendi Smith and husband Brian, Erika May; one step-daughter, Debbie Rogers and husband Darren; one sister, Diane LeRoy and husband Ed; grandchildren, Brianna Nell, Kelli Warren, Hailey Morrow, Rachel Cole, Corey May, Emily May; great grandchildren, Graysin Irwin, Chloe Allred, Cash Morrow, Olivia Allred, Carley Case and her dogs, Honi and Angel.


Memorial services will be held at 10:00A.M., Friday, June 1, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville with Pastor Brooks officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the church.


The family would like to thank Arkansas Hospice and the Staff of Stella Manor Nursing Home for their care and support of Gayle and her family during this difficult time.


Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff of Stella Manor Nursing Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802 or the Russellville Animal Shelter, 3115 South Mobile Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.


Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at

Tish Britt Douglas remembers Gayle.....

I want to tell you about my friend, Gayle Dover Brubaker, OHS 57.  We all know how people come and go in our Brat lives.  Gayle came and went in mine.  We met the first time in Beppu, Japan, when we were little girls about 8 years old.  I had blonde braids; Gayle had black curls.  She used to tell me I was mean to her then.  We met again in Orleans when we were teenagers, and we were friends. Years sped by.  She went to nursing school and worked as an RN.  She married and had a big family, lovely girls who swirled around on holidays and birthdays and were one of Gayle's greatest joys.  A few years ago Gayle and Lee Brubaker (also OHS '57) were married.  Those of us who knew them in Orleans silently said "finally," remembering how crazy they were about each other in those long-ago days.  I wish their late-in-life happiness had lasted longer.  I wish Gayle hadn't had stage IV breast cancer (and a drug trial that saved her life but brought its own set of problems).  I wish so many things, and wish them with such passion that sometimes I forget to celebrate the wonder of it all.  And she was a wonder, my ol' friend Gayle.  She died on Friday, May 18, 2018.  I am going to miss her.  I think I already do.  The pictures are of Gayle in Orleans, about 1955.


18 April 2018 DONALD R. "RICK" BLOYER, JR. ('65) on April 13, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.  His daugther submitted the following obituary:

Donald Richard “Rick” Bloyer, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018. He was a world traveler, carpenter, amateur engineer, artist, model-builder, and computer scientist. He was endlessly curious and passionate about learning, whether it was how to build a computer or paint a landscape. He is survived by his wife Janeen, children Rick (Summer), Chris (Tiffany), and Jerusha (Brian); grandchildren Bailee, Makayla, August Joe, Dakota Lynn, Zach, Alex, Sam, Evie, and Max. Rick was born on March 9, 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota and attended Orleans American High School in Orleans, France and the University of Maryland, Munich. He graduated from OCS at Fort Sill and was honorably discharged from the Army as a Captain in 1971. He was a passionate advocate for veterans’ rights. Please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or your favorite charitable foundation.


16 April 2018 ROBERT C. "BOB" VIOHL ('64) on April 8, 2018 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  Information from his brother, Ken, is as follows:

Funeral arrangements for Robert C. Viohl will be on Saturday April 28th, at 11 AM.  The services will be held at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, located on 3906 19th Ave SE, by Haynes park.  All family and friends are welcome to attend.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made directly to the family at 400 Summer Winds Dr. SE Rio Rancho NM, 87124.  Or contact Barbara or Ryan at 505-712-5783/505-489-5554.
9 March 2018 AMANDA "MANDY" MULLIKEN DeWitt Engberg ('66) on February 17, 2018 in Washington Island, Wisconsin.  Her obituary reads as follows:

Amanda DeWitt Engberg, née Mulliken, 69, of Washington Island and Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was surrounded by her family. 

Amanda is survived by her children Lillie (Tony) Conrad, Edrik (Alyssa) Engberg, and William (Ava) Engberg; her grandchildren Henry and Ana; her fur babies; and many dear family members and friends. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents, Emily and David Mulliken. 

Amanda had a great life raising her family and working as an artist and silversmith. Her childhood years were spent living in a variety of places ranging from Washington, DC to California, France to Japan, and finally moving back to her family's hometown of Champaign, Illinois to finish high school and attend college. She found her true home, however, in Door County where she lived until this past fall. She owned and operated DeWitt Jewelry for more than 40 years, through which she was well known for her highly artistic silver bracelets, earrings and pendants, all of which were one-of-a-kind creations she hammered herself. Amanda always found serenity in being outdoors and remained very active throughout her life. Her humor, wit, and character will be missed by the many friends and acquaintances she made over her lifetime, and will especially be missed by her loving children.

A memorial service will be held at a future date. We look forward to sharing stories and celebrating her life with you!


13 February 2018 WALT PETRUSKA ('60) on February 5, 2018 in Albany, Georgia

6 January 2018 HOWARD L. BLAKESLEY ('64) on October 6, 2015 in Harvey, Louisiana
12 December 2017 FRAN GILCHRIST ('61) on 29 November 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee

9 December 2017 SANDRA ANN DIEHL Scott ('60) on 20 April 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.  She was under Hospice care at the time.
2 December 2017 MIKE SHORT ('61) on 27 October 2017 in Suffolk, Virginia

6 November 2017 RON GRAVES ('55) on 3 November 2017, in Mobile, Alabama

23 September 2017 WAYNE RICHARDSON ('67) on 27 August 2017, in Brookhaven, Mississippi

10 September 2017 RICHARD GAUNT ('65)

30 July 2017 MARTINE MANGUM Roseland ('63) on 25 March 1999, in San Antonio, Texas.  I was informed by her brother-in-law, George Rotblut, on 28 July 2017, that Martine died from cancer.  She had worked at Trinity University.  The following, heart-felt rememberance of Martine was provided by her daughter, Jessica Myers Marcum:

My mother married Gerald E. Myers, an Aerospace Engineer originally from Ohio. They lived and travelled throughout Asia, hosting parties, playing bridge, and enjoying each other and their surroundings. Bruce Myers was born in 1971 and Jessica Myers was born in 1975, and life became a little more domestic. Eventually, we moved to the United States in 1978 because my parents wanted to provide more stability for us, than moving every time my father had a new assignment in a different part of the world. My father continued to work overseas, coming home as often as possible, leaving my mother to spend most of her time on her own, raising children and running a household. When we first arrived in the U.S., we moved to California, then to New Jersey, then to New York. Over this time, my mother continued her passion for reading and developed an intense love of professional sports: football, basketball, baseball, tennis. My mom would keep statistics on all of the sports and the teams and their players, every weekend filling her notebooks with numbers and facts. However, as my brother and I grew older and more independent, she was able to pursue more of her interests so my mother joined a bridge club. She became so advanced, that she began attending bridge tournaments throughout NY, and was quite successful.  If mom wasn’t watching sports or playing bridge then it must have been summer because then she could sunbathe in the hot sun! She loved to relax in the heat of the sun! 

In the summer of 1990 we moved to San Antonio, and my brother went to Marquette University to study law. Her whole life, my mother said she wished she could get paid to be around books. Since I was high school aged, Mom was content to rejoin the workforce. She applied to be a Librarian at Trinity University, and got the job! She finally had her dream job, she found some friends to start playing bridge with, and my mother was able to rediscover herself, after devoting so much time to her family.  

As life’s paths changed directions so did my parent’s paths -they divorced in 1993. The next year, I was in college, and I moved to Ohio to care for my ailing father. Within weeks of my arrival, my father passed away from cancer. My mother stayed in Texas and remarried a year later in 1995, to a man named Timothy Roseland. They spent the remainder of their lives in San Antonio, very much in love.  

My mother was having a blast! She lived near her parents in the warmth of the Texas sun, she was getting paid to be with her books, in love, and enjoying another stage of life. However, her enjoyment didn’t last long enough. My mother fell sick, and passed away from cancer in 1999, just weeks before my wedding. If she were alive today, my mom could enjoy her three grandchildren: my daughter Sydney, now 15 years old, my son Robert now 13 years old, and the latest addition: Bruce’s daughter born in winter of 2017, and her name is Phoebe Thomas Martine.

My mother was very gentle, sweet, and accepting of everyone, almost to a flaw. She didn’t try to impose her beliefs on others, nor did she discourage anyone from believing in what was true to them. That is of course, unless the game was on and someone was rooting for the other team….     J

6 July 2017 DOROTHY MAY PORTER (mother of Gloria '64 and Kathleen '66) on 3 July 2017 in Lexington, MIssissippi.

Dorothy May (Manley) Porter of Lexington, Mississippi passed away on July 3, 2017. She was born January 25, 1924 in Leicester, England to Arthur and Rebecca Manley.  She married Alfred Allen Porter, Jr. on March 31, 1945. Mrs. Porter traveled to The United States of America in February of 1946, aboard the Queen Mary, the first ship bringing servicemen home from WWII. She landed in New York and then traveled by train to Gulfport, Mississippi.


   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen, her brother Walter Manley, her sister Kathleen, a daughter Aileen Koch, and stepdaughters, Allene Swofford and Sarah Anderson.


    She is survived by daughters, Gloria Mitton of Gulfport, Mississippi and Kathleen Mayo of Lexington, Mississippi, and stepdaughter, Alice Crego of Pearland, Texas.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m.on July 6, 2017 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lexington, MS. Father Paul Yerger of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, MS will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Southern Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

28 April 2017 DOROTHY SCHMIEDELER (Faculty):  A memorial will also be held at the Little Flower Parish in Bethesda, Maryland on May 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Dorothy Ann SchmiedelerJune 20, 1931 - April 23, 2017
Dorothy Ann Schmiedeler, 85, of Salina, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. As the youngest child of John B. and Anna (Greif) Schmiedeler, she was born June 20, 1931, in Tipton.

After graduating from Tipton High School in 1949, Dolly, as she was known, attended Marymount College in Salina, majoring in English and graduating in 1953.

Dorothy began her teaching career in 1953 at Junction City High School, then at Keating Jr. High in Pueblo, Colo. In 1958 she moved to Orleans, France, to teach English to Army dependents at Orleans American High School. In 1962, Dorothy moved to Montgomery County, Md., and taught at Northwood High School in Silver Springs and later at Thomas S. Wooton High School in Rockville for 22 years before retiring in 1992. Dorothy was a member of the Church of the Holy Flower and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, and the National Museum of the Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Dorothy moved to Salina.

Survivors include numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Francis and John Schmiedeler; and sisters, Leona Leeding and Helena Perry.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with Fr. John Wolesky as celebrant. Internment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Tipton.

Memorials may be made to Tipton Christian School and are in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, KS 67401.

28 April 2017 ROSALYN RICH Dacey (Faculty)

Rosalyn Rich Dacey, 82, of Springfield, Missouri, a retired school teacher and homemaker, died peacefully at her home in Potomac, MD on November 14, 2013 from multisystem organ failure. She is survived by her son, MAJ (USA, Ret.) John Dacey and daughter, Martha (Dee) Dacey Emory, John's wife, Mrs. Yvonne Dacey of Fort Hunt, VA with grandchildren Rachel and Max, and Martha Dacey Emory's husband, Mr. Jeff Emory of Alexandria, VA and step-grandchildren Kristen Emory, Lauren Emory and Jennifer Flynn. Mrs. Dacey's surviving sibling is Dr. John Rich of Denver, CO. Mrs. Dacey and her husband, MG (USA, Ret.) Robert Dacey (d. January 2011) had lived in the Washington, DC area off and on for many years since 1961 due to military assignments, but settled in the area permanently in 1985. Mrs. Dacey was born in Springfield, MO on September 30, 1931, the daughter of John E. and Alma Rich. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Southwest Missouri State University in 1953. She taught high school Business in Tulsa, OK and in 1958 volunteered to teach overseas with the Department of Defense school system. She was assigned to Orleans, France, where she taught high school English and met then-Lieutenant Dacey. She returned to the United States in 1961 and she and Lieutenant Dacey married at Fort Belvoir, VA in 1962. She was a substitute school teacher at many locations over the years, and also served in a number of volunteer positions. She served for many years on the Avenel Homeowners Association board, many of them as the standards chairman, and was a member of the board of the Church Point (Oak Grove, VA) homeowners association. Funeral and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery but arrangements have not been set at this time; please contact Demaine Funeral Home for all information (703-549-0074),
28 April 2017

Lt Col David F. Mulliken (USA, ret), father of Hugh ('62) and Amanda ('66):


David F. Mulliken peacefully passed away on January 20, 2017, one day shy of his 98th birthday. David was born in Champaign, Illinois to Albert and Grace Pearl Mulliken. He attended University High School in Urbana and graduated from the University of Illinois. His education at the University of Illinois was interrupted when he was drafted into the army during his junior year. David had been taking ROTC at the school, and because of this was drafted to serve in Panama, along the canal, moving ordinance with donkeys over the rough terrain. He was given this assignment because he played polo at the U of I and was able to ride horses, hopefully donkeys too.   He spent time in Belgium and Germany two weeks after D-Day, returning after the war was declared over and won by the Allied Forces. David and his two brothers, Albert and Wallace were also in the Army during World War II, and the family was fortunate to have all three brothers survive. David continued with his service in the Army, serving in Korea, Japan, Washington D. C., France, and Chambersburg, Pa. He retired after 22 years. He had a second career at the University of Illinois in the Civil Engineering Department. Upon retirement from the U. of I., David took up watch and clock repair, studying at Parkland College in Champaign. After mastering all the classes at the school, he took a 6 month workshop in Neufchatel, Switzerland with other master watch makers. David was an avid swimmer, and gained great respect in the Master Swim program. He also liked to build boats, one of which was built in the living room of the family house in Washington D. C.


Before David left for Panama, he married his high school sweetheart, Emily L. Ruth from Urbana. Emily passed away in 1988. He is survived by his son Hugh & Alicia (Wilson) Mulliken, daughter Amanda (De Witt) Mulliken, three granddaughters, two grandsons, and three great grandchildren.


David had a wonderful life doing what he liked without hurting others. He had few demands in terms of material wealth and truly mastered the art of zen without know what zen is. A man of few demands he excelled in many things during his life, enjoying every minute to its fullest.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the "The Meadows " Gathering Room at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI.

27 MAR 2017 NANCY MALOY Bozenhard ('66) on March 9, 2017 in Limington, Maine.

11 FEB 2017 JANE CRASE Carlton ('59) on 30 December 2016 in Meadowlakes, Texas.  Her obituary from follows:

13 JAN 2017 ANDREW J. HOSPODAR, JR ('60) on 7 April 2016 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.  I was told of Andy's passing at that time by Dianna Vaughan Rolleg ('58), but was waiting for a confirming obituary before posting notice of his death.  None has appeared, and yesterday Gudrun Clem Blackmon ('58) asked about him, So I did a little more digging.  Still no obituary, but I did find that he was a founding member of the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company, and  I've contacted them about an obituary they might have posted in a local paper. If anything materializes, I'll post it here.
4 January 2017 FRANCIS LEE GOOLEY Martin ('65) on 10 October 2009, in Monterey, California.  The following obituary was obtained from Legacy.Com:

Lee Martin
February 17, 1947 ~ October 10, 2009

CARMEL - Frances "Lee" Martin, age 62, passed away on October 10, 2009 at her home from pancreatic cancer. Lee was born on February 17, 1947 in Erie, PA, the daughter of William D. and Frances M. Gooley. She spent her childhood traveling the world with her military family, and instilled a love of travel in her children as well. She graduated from East Tennessee State University.
Lee lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 25 years, and made friends with most everyone she met in the area. Lee's zest for life was contagious and her positive attitude and boundless energy touched many people. Lee will be remembered as a caring and fun-loving friend and family member, with an adventurous spirit. She was passionate about her work as a realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors, working tirelessly to help many people find their perfect homes. She also enjoyed spending time at her house in Camden, Maine, and traveling with friends and family around the U.S., Europe, and Africa. Lee was overjoyed at the recent birth of her first granddaughter.
Lee is survived by her three children, Stephanie Lee and husband, Jonathan Kaplan of Arlington, VA; Derek of Monterey; and Jason of London, England; granddaughter, Mira Lee Kaplan; mother, Frances of Salt Lake City; brother, William D. Gooley, Jr. and his wife, Jessica of Shrewsbury, MA and their three children. She was preceded in death by her husband and father.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Main Post Chapel at Fort Ord on Gen. Jim Moore, south of Gigling Road on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 13, 2009
26 December 2016 ARNOLD GOLDSTEIN (Faculty 64-67) on 25 August 2016 in Olympia, Washington.  The following obituary was obtained from Legacy.Com:

Arnold "Arnie" Goldstein Arnie died August 25, 2016 in Olympia at age 85 from an aortic dissection. He was surrounded by family and friends the last 10 days of his life. The first of three sons, Arnie was born in The Bronx, NY to Adolph and Ida Schuman Goldstein. He was a proud graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY. and received a BA from Brooklyn College and an MA from New York University. Postgraduate studies were at Boston University and USC. After teaching social studies and science in NY, Arnie accepted a counseling position with DODDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe) and spent the next 37 years as a high school counselor, elementary and high school principal, and Superintendent of DODDS schools in Northern Italy. In 1962 his career took him to an American military base in Verdun, France where he met and later married Betty Clanton, his wife of 51 years. Further assignments were in England, Germany, Greece and Italy. With his boundless energy, wit and zest for life, Arnie had tremendous impacts upon his students, family and friends. He was an active participant and leader in many organizations including Phi Delta Kappa, NARFE, Gyro and Temple Beth Hatfiloh. In retirement he and Betty continued to explore the world and share their experiences with all who would listen. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jonathan (Gayle), Andrew (Julie) and Matthew (Yara); daughter, Ellen Convissar (Bob) by his first wife, Barbara Esrig Gharemani; nine grandchildren; brother, Jerry Goldstein (Ruth); sister-in-law, Barbara Clanton Ackerman (Charlie); brother-in-law, Tim Clanton (Lucy). Remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

14 November 2016 WILFRED P. "BUDDY" DEPAOLA ('59) on 6 September 2016 in Santa Rosa, California from lung cancer.  Notified by family friend, Betty Rice, OHS '70.  No obituary available.
29 October 2016 KAREN IRWIN Hook ('67) on 25 October 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina.  Her obituary, obtained from is as follows:

17 October 2016 JUDITH HOLDSWORTH SCOTT ('60) on 15 October 2016 in Mint Hill, North Carolina.  Her obituary, obtained from the Charlotte  Observer, is as follows:

8 September 2016 NANCY O'BRIEN Lawton ('65) on 2 September 2016 in Lambertville, New Jersey.  Her obituary, obtained from The Times, is as follows:

Nancy Lawton LAMBERTVILLE Nancy Lawton, 68, died Friday at the Hunterdon Care Center. Born in Orange, NJ, Nancy had lived in Lambertville since 1978. An avid trap shooter, she belonged to the Black Rock Ladies Gun Club, the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, and won an award in the Eastern Zone Open Ladies Trap Shooting Tournament. For many years, Nancy worked at Phillips Barber Family Health Center as a medical transcriptionist, at the Hunterdon Medical Center and then was self-employed in the same capacity. Daughter of the late John and Eleanor O'Brien, Nancy is survived by her husband, Nelson B. Lawton; one son, Brian Lawton and his wife, Crystal; her grandsons, Nathan and Travis, and one sister, Patricia O'Brien. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Dr., Flemington, NJ 08822, Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Garefino Funeral Home, Lambertville. Garefino Funeral Home 12 North Franklin Street - Route 179 Lambertville, NJ 08530 (609) 397-2763
31 July 2016 JOSEPH D. HINESLEY ('64) on 15 April 2016 in Portland, Oregon.  The following obituary was obtained from The Huntsville Times:

July 16, 1946-April 14, 2016 Joe Hinesley, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away suddenly while in Portland, Oregon. Joe was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Lena Grace and Joseph Hinesley. He was a career elementary school teacher and retired in 2001. Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eve; daughter Cristin (Patrick); son Jacot (Michelle); grandsons Aubrey, Jamie, and Aidan; sister Norma Laughmiller; sister-in-law Mary Claire Sefton; brothers-in-law Michael (Nicole)Sefton and Joe (Susan)Sefton; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe's name to The Nature Conservancy.

13 July 2016 LIBBY ANN GRAVES Fairchild ('67) on 19 April 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The following eulogy was provided by her sister, Janice:

Libby Ann Fairchild entered heavenly paradise on April 19th, 2016.  As her sister, I will share some of her life events.Libby Ann Fairchild nee’ Graves was born January 13, 1949 in Claremore, Oklahoma at the Franklin hospital. Her proud parents were T. Jack and Norma Catherwood Graves.  Libby lived on 9th street with her mother while her father was stationed in the US Army in Linz, Austria.  When Libby was about 9 months old, she and her mother were able to join her father in Linz. Living in a foreign country with a baby was a challenge for her parents but it was an adventure.  Upon returning to Claremore, I was born.  Libby, Mom, and I and lived in the Bell Apartments across from the Claremore city library while our father was stationed in Korea. As a military family, we enjoyed traveling and living abroad. We moved around about every 3 years residing in Orleans, France, Washington DC, Aberdeen, Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia, Indianapolis, Indiana, San Antonia, Texas, to name just a few. As a family, we made many friends and had the opportunity to visit many countries.  For Libby and I as teenagers, it was difficult at times, leaving friends, and moving so often, and not establishing permanent roots. 

Libby graduated from Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen, Maryland in 1967.   After graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University.  While on summer vacation in Claremore, Libby met and married Ronald Wallis.  Ron was finishing up Pharmacy school so they moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma.  Ron decided to pursue another career in Veterinary medicine so they moved to Stillwater where Libby worked as a legal secretary.  Libby and Ron were blessed with a baby boy, Clinton Graves Wallis.  They divorced in 1972.  She returned to Tulsa and worked as a legal secretary where she eventually met Michael Fairchild who was a law student at the University of Tulsa. Upon Michael’s graduation, Libby and Michael were married.  They established their homes in two of Tulsa’s historic neighborhoods. Eventually, they were blessed with two children, Edward and Miranda.   

Libby began her 35-year career at CITGO Petroleum soon after her marriage to Michael. Libby and Michael were later divorced yet remained friends and co-parents.  The last few years of her career with CITGO was spent in Katy, Texas. She retired in 2011. 

Libby returned to Claremore upon retirement and found a home in Bixby, Oklahoma.  She referred to it as her dream home.  She lived in the same neighborhood as Steve and I.  She said that was her favorite part of living in that addition, the close proximity to us, and the amazing view of sunrises from her patio.  Libby loved her home, decorating it in French décor reminiscent of things from our years living in France. She also had a green thumb and grew fantastic flowers.  

Libby, Steve and I were pals, shopping together, eating out together, and making plans to visit museums, new towns, antique shops, and just hanging out.   We planned to revisit San Diego, see Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, and see the Ocean again. 

Despite the challenges that Libby faced from her Cancer, she was not bitter. She remained positive and hopeful until the end.  She referred to her plight as the circle of life.

We will grieve and mourn for our beloved sister, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was beautiful, kind and compassionate.  She loved gardening, antiques, cooking, tiny houses, collecting art and pottery, airstreams and Pinterest.  She loved her children and grandchildren, and adored her French bulldogs Daisy and Lily, who were great companions. 

Libby was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Miranda and Bebe Joy Fairchild, Matt Anderson, Edward Fairchild, Clinton, Kaisa, Ian, Camden, Elle, and Thatcher Wallis, sister and brother in law Janice and Steven Bennett, nephews and nieces Jason, Tiffany, Jacob, and Avery Bennett, Jared, Stephanie, Kamryn, Dylan, and Max Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Rachel and Braden Delaney, brother Billy Jack Graves, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends. 

Lastly, remember Libby with this beautiful Native American Prayer: 

I give you this one thought to keep-
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft star that shines at night,
Do not think of me as gone, I am with you still in each new dawn.    

Author unknown 

God bless all who had the honor of knowing Libby Ann Fairchild.
She will be sorely missed.


23 June 2016 PETER VAN CLEVE ('70) on 27 May 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas.  The following obituary was obtained from

PETER VAN CLEVE(1951 - 2016)

Peter Van Cleve, 64, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 27, 2016, after a long illness. Born October 12, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Mary Shaughnessy and Joseph C. Van Cleve Jr. (Col., Ret.), Peter spent his formative years traveling to such places as Puerto Rico and Orleans, France. He graduated from Parkway Central HS in St. Louis, MO, and from the University of Missouri in 1976. He was a member of SAE Fraternity. He worked in the commodities market for the majority of his career, was the President of TW Energy for more than a decade, and retired in 2012. Peter is survived by son, Cliff Van Cleve and Lee E. Tucker, a longtime devoted "second son" to Peter; his brothers, Joe III of Alexandria, Va.; David of Strasburg, Pa., and Cris of Smyrna, Ga.; his nephew, Joseph IV, and nieces, Jennifer and Melissa. Peter's last wishes were to be cremated and to have held a Celebration of Life. Services are scheduled for June 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in KC. All of Peter's SAE brothers and his long list of other lifelong friends are invited to reminisce over the colorful character that was Peter and whose sense of humor was renowned. In lieu of flowers, donations to a (TBD) Charity are most welcome. 


4 May 2016 ALLEN HANKAL ('65) on 27 April 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The following obituary was obtained from:

4 May 2016 MAUDE S. MCKINNEY Fain ('57) on 16 December 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

The following obituary was obtained from the website:

6 April 2016 PAULA KRUYER New ('66) on 3 April 2016 in Duluth, Minnesota.  The following obituary was obtained from the Lake County News Chronicle:

6 April 2016 PEGGY KRUYER ('69) on 9 August 2008 in Duluth, Minnesota.  The following obituary was obtained from the Lake County News Chronicle:

2 April 2016 FLIP THOMSEN ('62) on 20 April 2007 in Dallas, Oregon.

This past week, Mike Magnan discovered Flip's obituary from the Bollman Funeral Home (Dallas, Oregon) on the OBITSFORLIFE.COM website.  It read as follows:

Philip "Flip" Allen Thomsen, resident of Dallas, died on Friday, April 20th.  He was 62 years of age.

Flip was born on November 3, 1944, the son of Frank and Nancy Mooney Thomsen in Seattle, Washington.  He traveled the world as an Army Brat.  Flip was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Europe.  Upon discharge he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he lived for 27 years and began his career in the marine paints with International Paint in the early 70s, and moving to Awlgrip Yacht Coatings in 1975.  He married Kathy in 1985, and his career took them to Europe where they lived for a number of years.  On February 8, 2006, Flip moved to Dallas to be closer to his father, Frank, sister & brother-in-law, Shone and Nick Stagg, along with his niece, Zoe, and nephew, Tristan.  At the time of his death, Flip was a marine paint consultant to various marine companies.

A celebration of life will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 16, 2007.  Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington Street; Dallas, Oregon 97338.  To leave an online condolence go to
21 March 2016 MARJORIE GOETTE Rabickow ('69) on 14 March 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

13 February 2016 DIANE RUFF Doherty ('63) on February 6, 2016, in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Her obituary was provided by fellow classmate, Karen (Rawlins) Kurimcak, and reads as follows:

Diane (Ruff) Doherty, of Weymouth, died February 6, 2016.  Diane always enjoyed going shopping.  The cornerstone of her life was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.  Beloved wife of Joseph M. Doherty.  Loving mother of Theresa Doherty of Weymouth, Michael Doherty and his wife Peggy of Hanson, Joseph and his wife Tammy, of Weymouth, and Steven Doherty and his wife Heather, of Plymouth.  Sister of the late Steven Ruff.  Cherished Grammy to Andre, Michael, Abby, Robert, James, Caroline, Matthew, Laurel, and Mac.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited  Diane's funeral Mass on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:30am at Saint Albert the Great Church, 1130 Weymouth and also to the Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1-5pm at the Weymouth Elks Hall, 1197 Washington Street, Weymouth.  Arrangements by the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, Weymouth.  See for directions online condolences.


2 February 2016 KAY LEAGUE (wife of MIKE LEAGUE, OHS '56) on 31 January 2016 in Lakeland, Florida, of complications from a shoulder surgery.  They were married for 52 years. 

In Memory of

Kay Elaine League

September 3, 1942 - January 31, 2016

Kay Elaine League passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Florida. Kay is from Lakeland, Florida and formerly of Bowie, Maryland; wife of Michael R. League; daughter of the late Warren Arnold Thomas and Gloria Ruth (Jones) Thomas; mother of David League and his wife Terry and Laurene "Renee" Doan and her husband Kirk; sister of Joyce Cantrell and her husband Leland, Linda Malloy and her husband Joe, Robert Thomas and his wife Donna and the late Jeanne Ward; grandmother of Brian Doan and his wife Jennifer, Christopher Doan and his wife Stacey, Karen Doan, Samantha, Victoria and Kristina League; great-grandmother of Aimee, Lucy, Benjamin, Emily Doan and two more on the way; family and friends will gather at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland 20715 on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD. Graveside Service and interment will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland.

Obituary obtained from LEGACY.COM

23 January 2016 HELEN MARTHA (CONLEY) RALSTON (mother of Chuck '62, Mike '64, William '65, James '67, Cindy '69, Maxine '70 and Paul) on 29 December 2015 in Waterloo, New York.  The following obituary was obtained from the Fingerlake Times newspaper:

WATERLOO - Helen Ralston passed away Tues day evening, December 29, 2015, at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic.
Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, January 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia Street. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Helen was born in Romulus, on August 22, 1921, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Carrie Marie Dunn-Conley.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Ralston; sons, Charles (Michele), William and James Ralston; a brother, Ike Conley; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; daughter, Maxine Owens; sons, Paul and Michael; brothers, Ben and Frank; sisters, Maud, Viola, Mildred and Dorothy.
28 December 2015 ANGEL JIMENEZ ('64) on 22 December 2015 in Dayton, Ohio.  The following obituary was obtained from the Tobias Funeral Home website:

In Memory of

Angel Manuel Jimenez

December 23, 1942 - December 22, 2015


JIMENEZ, Angel Manuel, of Centerville passed away December 22, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton. He was 72. Angel ended his battle with Alzheimer's peacefully with family at his side. Angel was born to Justina and Angel Jimenez Sr. on December 23, 1942 in Manatee, Puerto Rico. Growing up, Angel traveled the world with his military father. He went to high school in Orleans, France where he ran track and played other sports. He loved baseball, and played softball well into his 50's. Angel spent over 20 years in the Air Force and retired with honor. He is also retired from Civil Service after 25 years. Angel was always known as being the life of the party. Everyone knew he was in the room because of his boisterous presence, amazing sense of humor, and distinguished laugh. Angel is preceded in death by his parents, Justina and Angel Sr; as well as his brother, Edgar. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his children, Angel (Julie) Maria (Armando Sr.), Amy (Stu), Anthony (Lauren) and Andrew (Laura). He was a brother to Luis and Norma. Angel was also a grandfather to Emma, Abby, Savanah, Armando Jr., Joseph, Adam, Annalicia, Felicity, Chris, and Jesse. A visitation will take place from 6-8pm on December 28, 2015 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BELMONT CHAPEL. Funeral services will be held at 12pm on December 29, 2015 at the funeral home followed by burial at Woodland Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

8 November 2015 JOHN H. "JACK" MITTON, JR , husband of GLORIA PORTER Mitton ('64), on 26 October 2015 in Gulfport, MIssissippi.  The following obituary was obtained from  the SunHerald newspaper:

John Herbert Mitton, Jr.

1939 ~ 2015


John Herbert Mitton, Jr., age 76, of Gulfport, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015. 

Mr. Mitton was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from John Carroll High School and Benjamin Franklin University. He served in the United States Army, and prior to his retiring and moving to Gulfport, he was a CPA and formerly worked for ADP, Buchanan and Company, and Guardian Federal Savings and Loan. His community service included being a dedicated member of the Takoma Park Lion's Club and Parade Director of the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade, both in Takoma Park, MD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Mitton, Sr. and Josephine Locraft Mitton; and his brother-in-law, John Van der Vossen. 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gloria Porter Mitton, of Gulfport; his son, John Allen Mitton (Carol Jean), of Slidell, LA; his grandchildren, John William Mitton, St. Louis University, and Rebecca Rose Mitton, University of Dallas; his siblings, Josephine Mitton Kowynia (Ted), of Leesburg, FL, Joanne Mitton Mohindra (Madan), of Silver Spring, MD, Jeanne Mitton Van der Vossen, of Lusby, MD, and Judith Mitton Martucci (John), of Leesburg, FL; and his extended family.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Three Rivers Road, Gulfport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 10:00 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Road, Gulfport, with a visitation one hour prior. 

Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Wilmer Eye Institute, Wilmer Development Office, Wilmer 112, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287-9015.

An online guestbook may be signed and tributes offered at
8 November 2015 MARGARET E. "BUNNY" ROGERS McPhee ('61) on 28 November 2010 in Crete, Greece

Bunny's passing was brought to my attention by her classmate, Rica Polumbo MacDonough.  The following obituary was obtained from the Horan & McConaty Funeral Home website:

Bunny was a gentle spirit with a heart as big as the mountains she loved. She died suddenly and unexpectedly while on vacation in the Mediterranean, on the island of Crete in Greece. She will be missed by many people whose lives she touched over the years. She leaves behind a family that loved her very much: Mick, her husband and best friend of nearly 47 years; Don, their eldest; Eric, their second, his wife, Stephanie and their three boys, Stephen - 15, Kenton - 12, and Camden - 10; Diana, their eldest daughter, and her daughter Sage - 10; and Kate, their youngest, her husband, Matthieu, and their two children, Mara - 10, and Kai - 8.

The great love of her life was the senior population and she worked with that group of people in every place where she worked and prayed. She was a leader in the Active Older Adult program both locally and nationally during her 20+ years with the YMCA. She started a senior camping experience at the YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, CO and dedicated it to her mother. She worked with the senior program at the city of Lakewood for a brief period and then devoted herself to the same population for several years with the city of Aurora at the Aurora Senior Center. She was in charge of a dynamic and wonderful program for seniors at her church, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver. She will be missed by all who met her and worked with her in all of these capacities, as well as all those with whom she worked or played.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to either St. John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80203, in her name, or to her favorite charity, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Colorado, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80227, also in her name.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 11, at St. John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver, CO. Interment wil be at the church in All Souls Walk immediately following Mass. A memorial reception will follow in Dagwell Hall at the church after the services conclude.


18 April 2015 HELEN R. RODGERS (mother of Cathy Rodgers '62) on 4 April 2015, in Alexandria, Virginia.  Her obituary in the Washington Post reads as follows:

HELEN R. RODGERS an Army wife, associate in the silver buyer's office at Woodward and Lothrop, Red Cross aide, and White House volunteer, died April 4, 2015 at Goodwin House in Alexandria, VA. She was a longtime resident of Alexandria and Arlington and maintained a second home in Lilly, Pennsylvania. Born Helen Bosko in Gallitzin, PA, to Mary Sabados and Paul Bosko, she married the late Col. Thomas R. Rodgers during World War II and traveled with him to numerous overseas and stateside posts throughout his Army career. She lived in Frankfurt, Germany, Orleans, France, Yokohama, Japan and Korat, Thailand. In her retirement, she continued to travel extensively overseas. She attended college in California, and pursued her interest in Asian culture graduating from the Benedictine School of Chinese Cooking in Tokyo and the Kofu School of Ikebana Floral Design, also in Tokyo. She and her husband settled in Northern Virginia in 1966, where they had also living during his Army career. She began her career at Woodward and Lothrop's Alexandria store, moving to the silver buyer's office at Woodie's flagship F. Street store downtown, where she retired after 20 years. She was a long-time volunteer for the Red Cross overseas. For many years she awarded scholarships to aspiring nurses and helped fund training for first responders in her hometown. She was a volunteer in the White House Correspondence Office during the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and George W. H. Bush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Rodgers and her four brothers. She is survived by her two daughters, Cathy Rodgers and Tricia Rodgers, both of Alexandria, VA. A memorial service will be held at Goodwin House Alexandria on Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. Valet parking will be available. Services at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.


5 April 2015 JANE COGGINS Zibelin ('60) on 1 April 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The following obituary came from the "Knoxville Sentinel":

29 January 2015 THOMAS VERNON BLACKBURN, JR ('62) on 29 December 2011 in Poland, Indiana.  The following was obtained from the FINDAGRAVE.COM website:

Birth:  1943
Death:  Dec. 29, 2011

Thomas "Tom" Vernon Blackburn, Jr., 68, Poland, IN, died Dec. 29, 2011. Services: 1 p.m. Jan. 4 in Fountain Square Mortuary, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Vernon Blackburn (1921 - 1975)
  Billie Jean Bilderback Blackburn (1924 - 2013)
  Thomas Vernon Blackburn (1943 - 2011)
  Anthony Eugene Blackburn (1950 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Pleasant Cemetery 
Johnson County
Indiana, USA
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Apr 24, 2013 
Find A Grave Memorial# 109096602
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Thomas Vernon Tom Blackburn, Jr
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29 January 2015 DAVID LEIGH DEPAUW ('65) on 29 September 2014 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.  The following was extracted from the Sierra Vista Herald:

David Leigh DePauw, 67, a three-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in his home.

David was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Japan to Lt.Col. Wilbur and Virginia DePauw.  

As the son of an Army officer, David spent his childhood in the U.S. and overseas. Enjoying places such as Orleans, France, Boston and Fort Huachuca. He was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Scout and never lost his sense of adventure or his love of the outdoors.


29 January 2015 JUDITH DEEGAN Archard ('60) on 29 September 2013 in Naples, Florida
Judith Deegan Archard Obituary
Judith Helen Deegan was born July 27, 1942 at Charleston, West Virginia to Frank and Ruth Deegan. After graduating high school and attending West Virginia University. Judith joined U.S. Postal Service management and later became Postmaster in Portsmouth, Virginia. Judith and Mr. Tom Archard met and married in 2003 living in Virginia Beach. In 2005 the Archards moved to balmy Naples, Florida. Judith departed this life to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from Avow Hospice, in Naples on September 29, 2013. She was a very spiritual person and served God as a faithful disciple in her everyday life. She is survived by her loving husband Tom; daughter Danielle Darter, M.D; mother Ruth Young; two sisters' Gerri McGrath of Pawleys Island, SC and Patricia Brashear of Louisville, KY and beloved poodle Monty. Service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard on Mon. Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow with interment at the Woodlawn's Garden of Devotion at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 6, 2013
21 January 2015 MICHAEL J. RALSTON ('64) on 20 January 2015 in Ithaca, New York.
19 January 2015 CARMELITA SAN LUIS Perry ('60) on August 10, 2014 in Woodbridge, Virginia.  She is buried at the Quantico National Cemetery. 
15 January 2015 PHYLLIS PLAFORD KIng ('56) on 7 January 2015, in Bend, Oregon.  From her Facebook account, the following was obtained:

Phyllis KIng passed away peacefully at 5:05 this evening, with her daughter, son in law, and granddaughter at her side, after a fast and aggressive lymphoma diagnosis 6 weeks ago. She leaves behind a legacy of love in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and will be forever missed.

14 January 2015 JANICE CHIOCCA Harlee ('69) on 12 January 2015, in Dunwoody, Georgia.  From her brother, Steve:

It is with sad news that I need to let you know that our sister, Janice passed away on 1/12/15 at 8:50 pm.  She fought a courageous battle with cancer … and ultimately surrendered pain free … and is now with our Lord.  

We know she’s without pain now … and that makes her passing easier. 

Take care,  Steve Chiocca
Class of ‘67




12 January 2015 DAVID I. DODENHOFF JR. ('61) on 4 January 2014 in Harahan, Louisiana.
4 January 2015 SUE ELLEN DAY, wife of BILL DAY ('58).  on 29 December 2014, in Houston, Texas. 

Bill writes: I'm still in shock, but Sue passed away this past Monday after a short (2 day) illness, She really enjoyed all the OHS folks & reunions, particularly the Alaska cruise. We had 30 wonderful years together & it's going to take me awhile to get over this. I had the memorial celebration this morning at West Houston Church of Christ.

8 October 2014 CARMEN ZAVALA ('63) on 24 July 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  Her younger sister, Ana, notified me of Carmen's passing.

20 May 2014 BARBARA ROSE Spencer Moore ('59): from cancer on May 14, 2014 in San Diego, California.  Services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery at 9:00 am on May 24th.  A celebration of life will be held at the Musicians Union Hall, 1717 West Morena Blvd from 12:30 to 3:30 pm on May 24th.  Barbara was a co-leader of the San Diego Banjo Band, and a longtime volunteer for the San Diego Dixieland Jazz Society.  She also played banjo in several bands at most every Thanksgiving Jazz Fest since 1979.  She played a lot of tennis and was active in the Presbyterian choir and charities.

Her brother, Mike, writes: She is survived by her husband, Doug Moore, and her son, Greg Spencer.  Barbara really enjoyed the OHS reunions.  She was the oldest of five children, and is survived by them: Bette Lou Morris of Lampasas, Texas; Mike Rose of Dripping Springs, Texas; Patty Rose of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and John Rose of Houston, Texas.

Click on this link to view her obituary, and leave a message in her guest book: 
17 February 2014 BARBARA DAVIS Kizer ('66) on 12 February 2014 in Gloucester, Virginia

22 August 2013 ELIZABETH A. FARMER Knatz ('62) on 24 April 2013 in Tucson, Arizona
22 August 2013 STEVE ALEXANDER ('69) on 20 August 2013
6 August 2013 ERWIN McDAVID ('66) on 13 February 2013, in Sylmar, California.  Erwin was a member of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Club, and in March, 2013, they held an Irish Wake in his honor.  You'll find photos of the event by clicking here.
6 August 2013 JUDY GROSSWILER Roybal ('63) on 5 August 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.



Blanca resident Judith Jean Roybal, 68, passed away August 5, 2013 at the Penrose St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Judith was born on September 11, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph E. Grosswiler and Margaret C. Woods Grosswiler. She was united in marriage to Orlando Roybal on October 1, 1966. Judith was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed fine arts, stained glass, painting, being in the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Orlando Roybal of Blanca, CO; daughters Karen (Gene) Sanchez of Colorado Springs, CO; Kelly Roybal Sanchez of Lakewood, CO; son Donald (Bonnie) Roybal of Pueblo, CO; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters Peggy (Ray Cummings) Grosswiler of Tacoma Park, MD; Joy Orevik of Portland , OR; brother Edward R. Grosswiler of Portland, OR. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Margret Grosswiler.

A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary was held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.


7 May 2013 PEGGY CORBETT Hards ('69) on 26 September 2012 in Midland, Texas.

Peggy Hards passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at her home in Midland, Texas, following a six-month battle with brain cancer, at the age of 61.
Peggy Joan Corbett, the youngest daughter of Bill and Helen Corbett, was born July 30, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her father served honorably in both the US Navy and Army, so, before her 18th birthday, Peggy's family had been stationed in Minnesota (Minneapolis), Japan (Yokohama), Washington State (Lynnwood, Seattle, and Fort Lewis), Georgia (Columbus), Virginia (Hampton), and France (Orleans) before making their permanent home in Lynnwood in 1968.
She graduated from Meadowdale High School in 1969 and earned a two-year degree at Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle. While at LBI, she met Bob Hards, and the two were married on August 2, 1981, in Seattle.
True to her nature, Peggy willingly worked a number of jobs as the couple moved from Washington to Oregon and Texas (in 1991), each stop following Bob's broadcasting career. Before marriage, she had been employed at the US Attorney's Office in Seattle, and most of her subsequent jobs were in the public service and health fields, including St. Peter Hospital (Olympia, WA), St. Charles Medical Center (Bend, OR), Valley West Health Care (Eugene, OR), the Texas Department of Health, Prevent Blindness Texas, Texas Health Steps, and United Blood Services.
Most recently, she had been a bus driver for Snohomish County's Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) and for Washington Oakes Retirement Community. While the words "Peggy" and "bus driver" might seem to be a strange combination, she loved the job and the people (passengers and co-workers alike).
During that time (2007 through early 2012), she had returned to Lynnwood to care for her mother, Helen, who had undergone heart surgery. Their time together would be one of the great blessings of Peggy's life.
A card accompanying flowers she received shortly before her passing is, perhaps, the most fitting tribute to the person she was. It read: "You will never know how much you touched our lives to make us better people. Thank you for all your love. You are truly a special person. We love you."
Peggy is survived by her husband, Bob, of Midland, Texas; sisters, Donna (Mike) Clark of Warren, Michigan, and Carol Westover of Montclair, Virginia; nephews, Bob, David, Michael, and Matthew; nieces, Beth and Stephanie; and twelve grandnieces; and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are through Ellis Funeral Home in Texas and condolences may be left at Ellis' web site (
Peggy's final resting place will be Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, Washington, next to her parents, who preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Scott Seator Foundation (honoring a dear friend who also passed after a battle with cancer), c/o 5514 Champions Drive, Midland, TX, 79706.
6 March 2013 DALE V. HOLLAND, husband of BEBEE JACOBY Holland (OHS '55) died from cancer on February 14, 2013 in Tequesta, Florida.  They had been married for 55 years.
5 January 2013 JUMI S. BUTLER ('67) on 27 December 2012 in Paso Robles, California.  His wife, Shirley Williams (OHS '67) sent the following:

Hi Dave, Shirley (Williams) Butler here. I think you're aware that Jumi Butler was so sick that in the end he wasn't able to attend the Florida reunion. He almost made it but the drs put the kibosh on it one week before he was to go. 

After that Jumi was in and out of the hospital about five times. We had to take him in on Christmas afternoon and his system just couldn't take any more. He finally let go at 12:55a.m. on the 27th of December - - the next day he would have been 64! I think it's just setting in. We were kind of expecting it but when it came it was so fast!! Thank heavens for that for him, but I'm finding it a little hard to breathe right now. 

The copy of the obituary is below. Could you just post it and put out a notice so that people can read it? 

Thanks Dave - I wanted him to go to that reunion so badly! I think it would have given him an infusion of energy! 


Jumi Butler left this life for his next in the early morning hrs of December 27, 2012, one day before his 64th birthday. His passions included photography, auto racing, particularly Formula 1, and wine - - especially the great ones from Paso Robles ~ ~ the study of it, the procurement of it and last but not least, the enjoyment of it! And he loved Paso Robles, to where he and his wife Shirley moved in January of 1999. 

Although his earlier career had been in international transportation, the last 15 years had been in the computer industry and a job he loved in San Jose, to which he commuted weekly. He loved his job, the company and the people with whom he worked, but commented frequently that ‘too many things happened in Paso Robles Monday thru Friday’ that he missed.  

Jumi was a proud, good man with a gigantic heart, fiercely loyal to family and friends. In the end it took a three-year illness to finally stop that heart. 

He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 37 years, his mother Rebecca of Fullerton, California, his uncle John Costarella of Paso Robles, cousin Johnny Costarella and wife Wendy of Atascadero and nephew and niece, Shawn and Peggy Crumpler in Alabama. The remainder of the family, including his uncle Richard Butler, are too numerous to mention. 

He is predeceased by his father, Bert Byron (Jack) Butler. 

A memorial gathering is being planned for January19.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. 

23 December 2012 CLARK R. GRUNDLER ('62)
Clark Richard Grundler, aged 68, died at his home in Durham on December 18, 2012. 
He was born March 26, 1944 in Springfield, Illinois and was preceded in death by his parents, Genevieve and Richard Grundler, his sister, Linda Grundler, and his twin brother, Mark Grundler. 
Clark is survived by his children, Megan Barclay-Grundler and Curtis Barclay-Grundler, his step-daughter, Andrea Kittelson and his five grandchildren Jacques, William and Andrew Barclay-Grundler and Ken and Arcadia Kittelson. 
Clark graduated from Penn State University in 1966 with a degree in Theater Management and was in the Army Medical Service Corps from 1966 through 1971. 
Over the years, Clark continued his interest in and support of theater arts, directing and performing in many productions.
Clark moved to Durham in 2008 and has been an active member of the St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, where he was loved by all. 
Our dad will be dearly missed. 
His memorial service will be officiated by Michael Jonah Kendall and held on January 5, 2012 at 11AM at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 403 East Main Street, Durham 27701. 
Phone: 919-682-5708
Anyone interested can make a donation in Clark’s name at a website whose proceeds go to support men’s health issues.
20 December 2012 RONALIE E. "RONNI" Kelly ('70) 

September 26, 1952 - December 15, 2012

Ronalie E. “Ronni” Kelly, 60, of North Syracuse, passed away on Saturday at her home. She last worked at Brown Carbonic in Syracuse. Ronni enjoyed ceramics, sewing and arts & crafts.

26 October 2012 LEROY E. LAMB, JR., AUS (Ret) and LILLIAN LAMB (parents of James Lamb '62):  Lillian in February 2007, and Roy in May 2007
4 August 2012 DR. CRAIG L. HIMES (Faculty 1959-1961) on 4 April 2012 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  I got the following email from his wife, Belle:

This is a sad message to inform you that Dr. Craig L. Himes passed away 4 April, 2012. He so enjoyed the reunions he attended and he was proud to have been a Biology teacher at Orleans from !959-1961. Please relay this information to those who knew him. Thank you. H. Belle Himes 

3 July 2012 CHARLES CRALLE ('58) on 30 June 2012 at Duke Medical Center from complications caused by chemo he received for leukemia.
27 June 2012 SHELLY DEMKO Wilikinson ('66) on 3 September 2008.  The following was provided by her fellow classmate, Jeff Williams:

Shelly Demko (Wilkinson) attended OAHS in 1961 and 1962.   She died September 3, 2008.   I didn't know Shelly when she was a student.  We met years later when the two of us worked together in the National Security Law Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.   I mentioned that I'd graduated from high school in France, and that's how we learned that we'd both attended Orleans American High School.  I sincerely apologize to all who knew her for taking so long to determine when Shelly was a student at OAHS, but I know she really enjoyed her years there, and I believe her friends would want to learn of her passing.  (From Jeff Williams, OHS '64)

The following comments were written by her colleagues for publication in local newspapers at the time of her death. 

"Shelly Demko Wilkinson, 60, of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on September 3, 2008 in Richmond,

She is survived by her sister, Sandi Davenport (and husband, Bobby), her niece Lisa Berran (and husband, Brian), her nephew, Denny Groenke
(and wife, Susan) and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Michael Demko of Fort Myers, Florida and her mother Janet M. McGill of Lake Wales, Florida. 

Shelly moved to Woodbridge, Virginia, in 1968.  She worked for the Federal
Bureau of Investigation as a dedicated and highly-valued support employee for more than 20 years.  While at the Bureau she made many long-lasting friendships. She was a unique individual with a special gift for laughter.  She also loved animals and was a strong advocate for their care and well-being. Now, years later, she is still greatly missed by all who knew her in the National Security Law Division at FBI Headquarters and FBI Facility in Quantico, Virginia."

3 June 2012 BARBARA MEDLEN Dodds ('55) on 2 June 2012 in Dunwoody, Georgia.  Notification of Barbara's death came from classmate Nancy Pafford Reynolds ('55) who wrote:

It's with shock and sadness that I pass on the news of Barb's death yesterday, June 2. She went in for a routine endoscope (am not sure of the date), suffered cardiac arrest, was revived but suffered cardiac arrest twice more. She was on life support to give time for all three children and Ralph to see her in the hospital. She never regained consciousness. The family decided to take her off life support yesterday.
Initial word of Barb's death went out to Pat Richards this morning but with no other information. I spoke with their daughter, Patti, this morning and she passed along information that her father, Ralph, and siblings Al and Cathleen want us to know. I've included a web address for the funeral home and a place for us to leave messages for the family. She did ask for us to please use that website as they are trying to limit the incoming phone calls. Ralph is doing as well as possible although Patti says his heart is broken; Patti, who lives in Virginia, said she would remain in Atlanta for the rest of the summer as they make plans for their dad. Ralph has not driven for some years and has health problems.
Patti said her mom was living life to the fullest to the very end. She'd gone out of town with a friend a couple of weekends ago, last weekend she went to a play, and she continued to play in several card groups; she did the things she loved and enjoyed every minute.  What happened last week was just totally unexpected.
Pat and I decided to send flowers to the funeral home to be used at the service. We will put the name of the school, etc., etc. Ralph requests that memorials be made to two charities that are listed on the funeral home site but do what ever you may wish.
This is certainly hard to deal with--no preparation at all. She and I had many long phone conversations over the years--about everything under the sun. I will miss her.
Love to all of you,
Here's the funeral home site:

28 March 2012

Lt Col Elmer E Shaner, USA (Ret)

The husband of Odette Shaner, father of Robert ('67), Michelle ('68) and Jean-Pierre (deceased), U.S. Army Engineer and Senior Aviator passed away quietly in his sleep at the age of 90. He was stationed in Orleans, France from 1963 to 1965, when he retired and moved the family to St Louis, Missouri.  He served during WWII and Korea and was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands for heroic rescue actions as an Army helicopter pilot during the Holland Flood of 1953. He was placed to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors, on 8 March 2012. 

1 February 2012 The father of Aubrey ('60) and Abel ('61) White,  SSG (Ret) Clark K. White, Medical Corps, U.S. Army,  passed away quietly from congestive heart failure at the age of 89. He served during WWII, Korea, and a final tour in Vietnam when Aubrey was a young 2nd Lieutenant returning from Viet Nam. He was placed to rest with their Mom, Blanche Guillemette White, and Grandparents at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetary this past July, 2011.
19 January 2012 TOM MCKEOWN ('57) December, 1994, in Pensacola, Florida
30 December 2011 RICHARD C. RANDOLPH, Phys Ed teacher from 1960-1961, died at age 86 in 2010 in Bella Vista, Arkansas
17 Decembeer 2011 KENNETH LEE CANNON ('58) on 3 December 2007.  He is buried at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.
16 December 2011 PAUL ALAIN CHEVALIER ('63) in Jun 2010 in Presidio, Texas
16 December 2011 BERTHA "NICKI" CHEVALIER, mother of Paul ('63) and Janet ('68) in Feb 2008 in Johnson City, Texas
16 December 2011 ALAIN A. CHEVALIER (Ltc, USA retired), father of Paul ('63) and Janet ('68) in Aug 2006 in San Antonio, Texas
30 November 2011 SHEDRICK LEROY WILLIS ('59)  Found him on PEOPLESMART.COM, and that he had died in 1996.  Last know to live in Aberdeen, Maryland.
18 November 2011 CHARLES E. SMITH ('59)  from cancer
SMITH Charles E. Smith, age 70, of Gahanna, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 with his loving family by his side. Retired Manager and Computer Specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense. Member of the Columbus Police Reserve, Porsche Club of America, Mountaineers BMW Club and Yin Yue Lunch Bunch. Volunteer with Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue. Preceded in death by parents Dale and Peg Smith, brother Alan Dale Smith, son Mark Edmund Smith, son-in-law Dave Huffman. Survived by wife and companion, Betty; daughters, Gabrielle (Philip) Schroeder of Clintonville, Virginia Huffman of Upper Arlington, Ann Margaret "Peggy" Heiser of the Short North; daughter-in-law, Denise Smith; brother-in-law, Charles Shonebarger; sister-in-law, Kathy (Keith) Green; grandchildren, Alex, Angelica, Amanda, Joshua, Mark and Briana; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Conrad; many extended family members. Friends may call 1-4 and 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH, where Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, 11567 State Route 774, Bethel, OH 45103 in Charlie's memory. Please visit to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from November 18 to November 19, 2011
12 October 2011 JOHN P. O'BRIEN, JR., father of Pat O'Brien ('62) and Nancy O'Brien ('65)


Lt. Colonel (Retired) John P. O'Brien Jr., 94, of Lakewood, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at home. Colonel O'Brien was born in New York City and graduated from the Textile High School there in 1933. He enlisted in the U.S. Army  in 1936 and ultimately was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant after completing Officer Candidate School at Ft. Monmouth in 1942. Colonel O'Brien served during WWII in Central Europe, in Korea and in Taiwan during the time of the Vietnam War. During his career, he was posted to various U.S. Bases in California, Utah, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as three years in Orleans, France and one year in Poitiers, France. Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, he entered Federal Civil Service as an Inspector General at Ft. Monmouth.

Colonel O'Brien is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor E. O'Brien (nee Lowden), in 2006. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Russ of Hendersonville, N.C.; two daughters, Patricia O'Brien of Brick, Nancy Lawton of Lambertville and her husband Bud Lawton; a grandson, Brian Lawton of Ewing and his wife Crystal Lawton; as well as two great-grandsons, Nathan and Travis Lawton of Ewing.

Internment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colonel O'Brien's name to the USO.

Published in Asbury Park Press from October 8 to October 10, 2011


20 September 2011 SUZANNE G. SHAFFER  ('62) died in the 1980s from cancer.  
14 June 2011 PETER FRANCIS DONNELL ('59): Killed in Vietnam 26 April 1968.  His Unit's webpage: 
22 March 2011 NANCY POLLARD Espinosa ('66) on 16 March 2011, in Walkersville, Maryland.  Nancy passed away peacefully from congestive heart failure after a lengthy illness.  


Nancy Jean Espinosa, 62, of Frederick, Maryland, died March 16, 2011. Nancy was the wife of the late Ernest Espinosa.  Nancy is survived by her son, Jharad Espinosa, of Frederick; her sister, Virginia Pilzer, of Odenton; and her beloved cat, Sandy.

 Born June 29, 1948, at Fort Monroe, Virginia, Nancy was the daughter of the late Richard Pollard and Katharine Keenan. As an "Army brat" she traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. Nancy served in the U.S. Department of Defense, entering as a secretary and ascending in the Office of Naval Research to become the first woman to hold the position of Administrative Contracting Officer.  Nancy retired from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nancy's passion was horseback riding, needle craft, reading, and collecting Christmas ornaments and Southwest American Indian crafts.   Nancy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Red Hat Society.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Highway, Frederick, MD. 

Contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to the Frederick Memorial Hospital Cardiology Department, 400 West 7th Street, Frederick, MD 21701, ATTN: Ken Coffey.


20 March 2011 TODD, WILL "MOE" ('64) in February, 2002, from complications of Post Polio Syndrome.  He was living in Round Rock, Texas at the time.  Details of his death were provided by his younger brother, Tim.
24 February 2011 MEREDITH KIELY Roberts ('71) on 21 May 2010 in Tucson, Arizona 

Meredith Kiely Roberts 7/16/53 - 5/21/10 After fighting a nine-month battle with cancer, Meredith passed away peacefully leaving behind her husband of 29 years, Dr. Charles Roberts; her beloved dog, Balou; her sister, Tricia White (Ken) of Santa Clara, CA; two step-daughters, Wendy Martin (Brooks) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Lorie Roberts of Sierra Vista, AZ; three grandchildren, Aidan and Lily (Wendy) and Jack (Lorie); her sister-in-law, Toni Phillips (Jim) of Westminster, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Meredith grew up in a military family and spent much of her childhood in Europe. That experience had tremendous effect on the years that followed. She was a gifted gardener and gourmet cook. In addition to being a Tucson Realtor, Meredith had worked as an actress and model. Her love was not limited to her family and friends, but also to the many animals that she brought into her life. Her beauty was remarkable both inside and out. She lived in Sedona in the years before she met and married her husband the love of her life to settle down in Tucson. Meredith had a wonderful understanding and love of people, animals, and nature. Her generous heart and kindness touched numerous lives. Being her friend meant being special as she held those friendships so close to her heart. She'll be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Memorial services to celebrate her life will be Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at ADAIR AVALON CHAPEL, 8090 N. Northern Avenue. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the Hermitage Cat Shelter or the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

16 January 2011 BRUCE R. MEISER (Col, USA Ret) ('58): on 13 January 2011, at the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

From Kent Price, his friend at the University of Maryland in Munich:

I am saddened to share with you the news that Bruce "Buzz" Meiser passed away this morning in Washington, DC.  He was there undergoing treatments for pancreatic cancer at the Georgetown University Hospital.  The cancer had been diagnosed several months ago, and he had been in quite a bit of pain before and during his treatments, so in some ways his passing was a release.  All of their children and grandchildren had been together at their "Eagles Nest" home at Christmas time, which Linda described as a great blessing.
Arrangements and formal announcements are pending but Linda asked me to let all of our mutual friends know right away what has happened.  Some of you will already have heard so this may be redundant.  Linda also asked me to pass along the note that Bruce had always had an intense concern for the problem of hunger in our communities and had expressed the wish that, in lieu of flowers, individuals could donate to their local food banks.

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From Tish Britt Douglas (OHS '57):

Buzz's wife, Linda, called me this morning.  Laughter and tears. 
Dave, I told her that you were going to put something on the web site, and asked her if there was a phrase, a detail, a thought that she wanted us to know.  She said:  Buzz loved the OHS reunions.  Some of his fondest memories were of Orleans and his friends from those years.
When I asked about his work:  Air Force Colonel.  Retirement in 1991.  He served in Vietnam (Bronze Star).  He spent most of his career in the Pentagon (two Superior Service Medals from the Secretary of Defense), with 7 years in Brussels at NATO.  His specialty was "international political military affairs."  (I verified the phrase with Linda and wrote it down to be sure I got it right.)
When I asked about family:  Married nearly 49 years.  Family meant everything to Buzz.  He was a wonderful father to five children. 
When I asked about a funeral service:  No service.  Buzz disliked funerals but he loved parties, and to honor his wishes there will be a family party on 22 January from 1 to 4.  OHSers are welcome.  Instead of flowers, Buzz asked that we make a donation to a food bank in our home towns.  It was something he believed in. 
I hope some of this is useful when you write for your web site.  I did ask Linda if she would forward a link to Buzz's obituary (either to you or to me) when it is published.  She said it won't be published until after the party on 1/22 for reasons of privacy. 
I was scribbling on scraps of paper, clutching the phone, laughing when she told old funny stories of Buzz, wishing I could sit beside her and help her to bear it when she cried.  He was a good and gentle man, wasn't he.  As Rusty said, "Another good guy gone."

From Bruce's obituary

Col. Bruce “Buzz” Meiser, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 71, of Orlean, VA died on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Loving husband for 48 years to Linda Ruth Holsclaw Meiser; devoted father of Kathryn (John) Theado, Christina Venetsanos, Craig (Diane) Meiser, Carolyn (Mark) Thompson and Kevin Meiser. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren: Andrew, Maggie, Maria, Megan, Lauren, Brian, Ashley, Nicky, Joey and Ava.
Bruce attended the University of Maryland in Munich until 1960, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of Maryland College Park in 1962. He earned a Master’s Degree in industrial Personnel Management from George Washington University in 1978.
Bruce entered the USAF in December 1962. His various assignments took him to Stead AFB, NV; Omaha, NE; the Pentagon; Vietnam; Langley AFB, VA; the Pentagon again and finally NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Bruce retired in 1991 returning to Falls Church. In 2002 Bruce and Linda moved to Orlean, VA to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in the country. He loved the rolling countryside and friendly people, feeding the birds, riding his John Deere tractor, playing with his cats, attending the Firehouse breakfasts and spending time with his grandchildren. Throughout his illness Bruce maintained a positive outlook and strived to enjoy every day.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to your local food bank or to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown Hospital;
Attn: Office of Development
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Harris Building, Suite 4000
3300 Whitehaven St, NW
Washington, DC  20007

23 December 2010 ELEANOR GONSETH (mother of Jane ('63), Anne ('66) and Stuart ('67)) on 12 December 2010 in  Charlottesville, Virginia. Her obituary reads:

Eleanor ‘Lolly’ Bevans Gonseth, 87, died on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville , VA.   She was born on December 7, 1923 to the late Jean Evans and Stuart Millikin Bevans at Walter Reed Army Hospital .  After graduating from high school, she attended the National Cathedral School in Washington , DC .  She met her husband of 68 years, Kenneth M. Gonseth, Brig. Gen, US Army, at 16 while he was a 2nd Lieutenant stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ.  They married when she was 18.  She holds the record for being born at Walter Reed, married at the Walter Reed Chapel and having three children at Walter Reed. Her life as an Army Officer’s wife began in 1942 spanning 30 years.  Each move meant new responsibilities that she accepted willingly.  She volunteered her time generously; very often the ‘volunteer’ jobs turned into ‘full time’ managing responsibilities.  

After Ken retired from the Army in 1970, they moved to Waterford , Virginia where they owned a successful antique shop, The Painted Rooster.  Gardening – from seeds to trees – golf and bridge kept them busy. These shared interests eventually took them to Pinehurst , North Carolina in 1984.  Volunteering, once again, played a major role in her life.   

A greater joy was being the mother of four children, Jane, Anne, Stuart and Sally; the grandmother of 10; and great-grandmother of seven. The annual ‘week at the beach’ gave her the opportunity to spend quality time with her family.  You could always count on Grandmother to play a game, put together a jigsaw puzzle, or head to the ocean to play in the waves.  Her heart was one that continually gave to others.  

Eleanor is survived by two sisters, Marjorie B. Kent and Jean L. Bevans, her three daughters and their families.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, son, Stuart and grandson, David.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands , Leesburg , Virginia at 9:00 a.m. , Tuesday, January 4, 2011 .   Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Church of Our Saviour Oatlands , Leesburg , Virginia or a charity of your choice.  

Friends may send condolences to the family at:

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26 October 2010 ALVIN R. HILLEBRAND (Col, USA Ret), father of Judy ('61) and Jim ('65), in August, 2010.  He will be interred with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on December 1, 2010.
26 October 2010 ELSIE CHAMPAGNE, mother of Sigrid ('62) and Rose ('69), on August 25, 2004.
26 October 2010 SIGRID CHAMPAGNE Todd ('62) killed in an auto accident in Texas on March 22, 2002.
26 May 2010 CAROLYN ROBINSON Wright ('57).  Notified by classmate, Mary Lou Kayse Carter, that Carolyn passed away o/a 2008 in Hilton, New York.
15 May 2010 PATRICIA FELCH Frank ('71).  Notified by classmate, Jeanne Centracchio DaDamio, that Patty passed away from pancreatic cancer in the 1990s.  She had been one of 5 survivors of the Air Florida plane crash on the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, DC in the early 1980s.  Her illness and death were not related to the accident.
24 March 2010 NADINE SMITH Thomas ('70) on 12 November 2005 in Medford, New Jersey from an auto accident.  She is survived by two children, her mother, and a younger sister.
12 March 2010 JEAN BROOKINGS ('57) o/a 2007 in Springfield, Missouri
5 March 2010 WILLIAM DUDLEY ROGERS (Faculty, Phys Ed 1963-1965) (see photo on Faculty photo page)

SAN ANTONIO - William "Dudley" "Coach" Rogers, 74, of Kerrville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in a San Antonio hospital.  He was born on Sept. 13, 1935, in Austin, Texas. He was a teacher, athletic director and coach at Schreiner University and also coached at Boerne Middle School in Boerne, Texas. He also was a coach and athletic director at Harper Independent School District. He was treasurer of Greenwood Forest Golf Club. He attended the First Christian Churches in Center Point and Kerrville.

He married Vivian Baldwin Kuykendall on Aug. 22, 1986, in Kerrville. She survives, along with three daughters, Darcy Presley (Shelby) of Palacios, Texas, Kandy Perkins (Rod) of Bulverde, Texas, and Esther Burgess (Bruce) of Temple, Texas; three sons, Darren Rogers (Sandra) of San Antonio, Texas, David Rogers of Austin, Texas, and R.J. Kuykendall (Janice) of Surrey, Va.; and 11 grandchildren, Brandon Rogers, Kendall Rogers, Carson Rogers, Randall Perkins, Trevor Perkins, Rachel Steinburg, Hailee Steinburg, Steven Burgess, Brooke Burgess, Emily Kuykendall and Trey Kuykendall. 

A memorial service for Mr. Rogers will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010, at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Jonathan Park officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial remembrances to the First Christian Church in Center Point.

The family invites you to send condolences at by selecting the "Send Condolences" link. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. 

4 February 2010 PETER ROMYN ('60)

PETER ROMYN, age 67 of Haymarket, VA died Friday, December 25, 2009, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA. Mr. Romyn served in the U.S. Army and worked for various defense contractors. Survivors include his wife of 44 years Sherry Romyn, his children Jay Romyn and his wife Michelle of Ashburn, VA, Jeff Romyn, of Fairfax, VA, Melissa Romyn of Seattle, WA, his sister Marjorie Martines and her husband Marty of Salt Lake City, UT, his brothers Fred Romyn of Salt Lake City, Allen Romyn of Salt Lake City, and his grandchildren Justin and Nicholas Romyn, both of Ashburn. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA, where funeral services will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009. Interment will be private. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to Capital Hospice, 10530 Linden Lake Plaza, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20109 or to the Angels of Mercy Program, PO Box 3310, McLean, VA 22102 in memory of Peter Romyn. Condolences may be sent to:


25 January 2010 BG (Ret) KENNETH M. GONSETH (father of Jane ('63), Anne ('66) and Stuart ('67)) on 10 January 2010 in  Palmyra, Virginia.  His obituary reads:

Brigadier General Kenneth Mace Gonseth
(March 8, 1918 - January 10, 2010)

Brigadier General Kenneth Mace Gonseth , U.S. Army passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2010.

Ken, as he liked to be called, was born on March 8, 1918 in Chicago IL to the late Jules Emmable, Sr. and Katherine Mace Gonseth. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1948 he earned an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard University and was a 1961 Graduate of the National War College .

He married Eleanor May “Lolly” Bevans of Washington D. C. on June 16, 1942. They had four children, Jane, Anne, Stuart and Sally.

June 1939, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant serving in the U.S. Army Air Force assigned to the 6th Bomber Command Canal Zone and the 20th Bomber Command China-Burma-India Theater. As Communications Officer for the 58th Bomber Wing he was involved in the first B-29 mission to strike Japan during WW II. Ken retired from the Army in 1970 having last served as Deputy Commanding General for Operations U.S. Army Electronics Command and finally as Deputy Director for Operations Defense Communications Agency in Washington D.C.

As part of Ken's career, the family lived in Europe, Japan and the Eastern part of the United States . First retiring to the community of Waterford VA , they enjoyed being part of the historic community and starting a small antique shop. In 1984 Ken and Lolly moved to Pinehurst NC . There, they shared mutual enjoyment from golf and friends but, above all loved gathering the extended family on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for summer vacations involving fishing, life on the beach, games and great meals.

Ken is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughters, Jane, Anne and Sally; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Col. Jules E. Gonseth, Jr.; a son, Stuart; and a grandson, David Hobson.

Above all he was committed to wife, family and country.

A funeral service will be held on Monday March 8, 2010 at 9:00AM in the Ft. Myers Post Chapel in Arlington , Virginia . Interment will follow with military honors in the Arlington National Cemetery . In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a charity of your choice. 

12 November 2009 BILL MCCLAIN ('64) 

William (Bill) Joseph McClain, 63, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on November 9, 2009, after a valiant yet futile fight with numerous longtime health issues. Bill was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 12, 1946. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele, daughter, Shelly and son, Ryan. He is preceded in death by his sister, brother, mother, and father. Coming from a military family, he had the opportunity to live and travel the world. He attended Orleans American High School in Orleans, France and after moving back to the States he attended and graduated from Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA. He went on to attend and graduate from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he also played football for the Mountaineers. Bill and his family lived in the VA/MD/DC area until 1979 when his job took him to Atlanta. Bill had a very successful career with a major food corporation, retiring in 2001. His hobbies included traveling, reading and enjoying his fine cigar collection. Bill was noted for his tremendous sense of humor and his practical jokes. He played Santa for hospitals and schools, and he particularly liked going through his neighborhood giving out gifts each year. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. From us, your loving family, we thank you for making our lives so wonderful! In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, (800) 622-9010 or Asera Care Hospice, 30 Perimeter Park Dr., Ste 201, Atlanta, GA 30341, in memory of Bill McClain. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers. com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.


5 August 2009 HARVIE BUTLER ('59) from a heart attack on 22 July 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
22 July 2009 WILLIAM "BILL" HARRINGTON ('65) from a brain tumor on April 11, 2009 in Malvern, Arkansas.
16 June 2009 STUART GONSETH ('67) from cancer on June 11, 2009.
21 April 2009 ANNIE DALE, mother of Warren and Opehlia Dale, passed away April 13, 2009 at home in Memphis, Tennessee.  She was 87 years old, and was preceded in death by her husband, Major James A. Dale (USA, Retired) who died January 31, 2009, also of Memphis, Tennessee.  
21 April 2009 VIRGINIA BARNES (faculty, Art) on December 5, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
21 April 2009 DAVID TWOHY (faculty, English/Social Studies) on February 9, 2002 in Ohio.
6 April 2009 DR. MARVIN L. PERRY (faculty member extraordinaire) on 31 March 2009, in Fayette, Missouri.  Word of his death came from his niece, Monica Perry, who said that he had suffered a stroke in December 2008, and never fully recovered.  Charlie Smith ('59) had also stayed in touch with his situation thru Marvin's sister, Martha, and says that Marvin did not want a funeral service.  Any information on a memorial service or an obituary in the local paper will be posted when it becomes available.  Marvin's niece can be reached at MONICA@MONICAPERRY.COM 

The Fayette Advertiser newspaper, dated: 6 April 2009, ran the following obituary:

Marvin Lee Perry of Fayette died March 31, 2009, at the Fayette Caring Center. He was 83.

Born June 3, 1925, he was the son of Artic L. and Grayce Williams Perry.

He served his nation during World War II in the U.S. Army and dedicated over 40 years of his life as a teacher in the Overseas Teaching Program. He taught in many foreign nations and was fluent in many languages.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lou Veirs of Unionville, and Martha Richtmyre of Fayette; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Maynard Perry.

At Mr. Perry’s request no services are scheduled, however, memorial contributions may be made to Howard County Home Health and Hospice, 101 Furr, Fayette, MO 65248.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carr-Yager Funeral Home.


28 March 2009 MARGARET HOSPODAR Grant ('69) on March 20, 2009 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  She is survived by her husband, daughter, three grandchildren, and brother Andy, OHS Class of '60
11 February 2009 DON DEAGLE ('63) on February 3, 2009.  He is survived by two sons and a grandson.
11 February 2009 JAMES D. DALE (Major, USA retired) on January 31, 2009, at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.  He retired from the Army in 1963, and was 89 years old.  He was the father of Warren Dale ('57), and Ann Ophelia Dale ('61)
9 February 2009 DOROTHY "MRS. DE" FAULKNER, mother of Jan DeGarmo '57, Bill DeGarmo '59, and DeDe DeGarmo '67, on January 29, 2009. 
31 December 2008 PATRICK LUCIER (faculty member in 1955) in August 2006.  He is buried at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California.  I never found Patrick, but on 24 Dec 08, I got an email from his daughter, Tamara Lucier Green, who informed me of his death.  She attended French schools while in Orleans, and said she would like to hear from anyone who remembers her father.  Her email is TAMARAGREEN1@MAC.COM 
15 December 2008 JUDSON C. SPENCE, SR, father of Judson "Jud" Jr ('63), Patrick ('64), Lee ('66) and Merrily ('66), on 6 December 2008.  His obituary follows:

Lt. Col. Judson Cauthen Spence Sr., U.S. Army (ABN) (retired), passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2008 after an extended illness. He was born on March 17, 1921 in Elizabeth City, N.C., son of Dr. and Mrs. John Paul Spence. He was reared in Leesburg. He graduated from The Citadel in May of 1943 and in July he married Mary Virginia Truett. He then began his service in the U.S. Army. His first assignment was to the Panama Canal . After attending the Army Intelligence School at Camp Richie, Md., he was sent to Paris, France and then to the Army Intelligence School in Oberammergau, Germany, as an instructor. His next over-seas tour was back to Paris where he studied French at the Sorbonne prior to becoming an instructor at the Military Academy of West Point. In 1955, he was sent to Saigon , Vietnam , as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Airborne Troops. He also served as senior aide and interpreter to General Samuel Williams, Commanding General of MAAG operations. During this assignment, he was injured in a parachute jump during a classified operation and later received the Vietnamese Medal of Honor from South Vietnamese President Diem. His last military assignment was Orleans , France , where he served as an intelligence officer. Because of his love of teaching, after his retirement from the U.S. Army, he earned his Masters Degree and Ph.D. in modern language education at Florida State University . He returned to Charleston , S.C. , in 1965 to become a professor at The Citadel. However, after being called upon to help found the Baptist College of Charleston (now Charleston Southern University) he left the Citadel temporarily and became the first Dean of Men and chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages at Baptist College. In 1970, he returned to The Citadel where he taught until 1983 and retired as Professor Emeritus. During his years at The Citadel he began a resident program for Citadel cadets, giving them the opportunity to study in France . Dr. Spence is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Truett Spence and their four children: Judson C. Spence Jr. (his wife, Linda); Patrick Truett Spence (his wife, Sue); Edward Lee Spence (his wife, Lauren); and Merrily Spence de Lignieres; also grandchildren, Judson Spence Arce, Jennifer Spence Seamans, Judson Cauthen Spence III, and Matthew Lee Spence; great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily, Ben and Shelby. A memorial service will take place at the Citadel Chapel in January, date to be announced. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be sent to The Citadel.  


31 October 2008 ANNA L. TOMAN (parent and teacher) on 26 October 2008 in Staunton, Virginia at the age of 87.  Anna was the mother of Rusty Ralston ('65), John Ralston ('66) and Carolyn Toman Murray ('70).  She also taught elementary school in Orleans from 1962 to 1965.
30 October 2008 MARGUERITE ECAULT (French teacher) on 6 July 2008 at her home in Parthenay, France.  She died in her sleep.  She was 81.  
26 May 2008 DECEASED: VIRGINIA ADEN ('58) on April 8, 2008 in Silverton, Oregon.  Her obituary from the Statesman Journal reads as follow:

Virginia "Ginny" Rae Aden
December 4, 1939 - April 8, 2008

SILVERTON - Virginia, "Ginny" Aden of Silverton died at age 68 after a long illness.  Ginny moved to Mt. Angel, Oregon in 1984 from Southern California after early retiring from the University of California, Los Angeles where she had been employed as a university administrator for 20 years.  Soon after arriving in Oregon, she established a pottery studio and for the next 15 years exhibited and sold her ceramic artwork in local galleries and retail shops.  In addition to her pottery business, she was employed for several years as a bookkeeper/cost accountant, professional gardener, and operated a home care business.  In 1999, she returned to administration and was employed by the Salem-Keizer School District until her retirement. 
Always an enthusiastic community volunteer, over the years Ginny worked at the Mt. Angel Food Bank, was hostess at the Wine Garden during Oktoberfest, managed community booths during Homer Davenport Days, and wa! s active in local political campaigns.  Throughout the 1980's, she was a member of the Silverton Art Association, served as its Secretary and Board Member, as well as chairing several committees.  In 1990, she organized a community-wide, non-partisan voter registration drive in Silverton and successfully registered several hundred new voters.  After her retirement, she produced a monthly bulletin for fellow tenants at her senior residence in Silverton, volunteered as a teacher's aide at Eugene Field School, and was a volunteer horticulturist for the Oregon Garden.  She was enthralled by the natural world and the beauty of nature, and was an avid outdoorswoman.  She was also a passionate gardener and her affinity for Nature was reflected in the lush flower and vegetable gardens she nurtured and produced.
Born in San Francisco, California, Ginny was well-traveled throughout her lifetime, living in several states as well as abroad.  She lived in! Japan for nearly a year when she was a young child, then spent the remainder of her childhood in rural North Carolina.  She lived in Orleans, France for a year where she graduated from high school and traveled to Switzerland, England, and Belgium.  She would remember her year in France as one of the happiest and most illuminating times of her youth, and had planned to attend the 50th year reunion of her Orleans High School graduation class to be held in 2008.
After returning from France, she completed two academic years at Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina, then moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked and completed courses at the American University.  In 1960, she moved to Santa Monica, California, was soon employed at UCLA, married, gave birth to her only child, and after her divorce several years later, became single mom and sole provider of her son until he became an independent, young adult.  In 1970, to give her son a "taste of country! life", Ginny took a leave from UCLA and moved to Ferndale, Washington where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Western Washington University in Bellingham.  Before returning to an administrative position at UCLA, she lived with members of the Hopi Nation in Arizona to assist in an anthropological research project, then traveled again to Europe, living in England for several months with her son.  Ginny treasured the experiences and opportunities gained from her many travels and domiciles, however she often said that by moving to Oregon she had finally found her "home".
Survivors include her loving family: beloved son, Mark Janczak; daughter-in-law, Dania Janczak; grandchildren, Emmett and Annissa Janczak; parents, Marti and Roger Smith, all of Downey, Calif.; brother, Ralph Aden, and sister-in-law, Laura Aden, of Roosevelt, Ariz.; aunt and kindred spirit, Mary Lynn Trautechaud of Albuquerque, N.M.; 4 nephews; 1 grandnephew! ; 2 grandnieces; her loyal and supportive family-of-friends in Oregon; her longtime, devoted friend, Karen Skinner of Canada, and her cherished feline companion, Pia, now relocated to Downey, Calif.
Remembrances may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, Salem, Oregon.

Copyright 2008 Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon.


23 April 2008 TRUDY BARR Fitzpatrick ('65) on 5 June 2006 in Syracuse, New York
23 April 2008 JOYCE BLOOM, mother of Sherra Rayfield '65.  Joyce died from cancer on 27 April 2006 in Wells, Texas
23 April 2008 FRED ST JOHN ('64).  According to Mark Londner ('65), Fred died in a car accident over 20 years ago.
18 April 2008 WILBUR PHILLIPS (Chateauroux '54) on September 18, 2005 in Anniston, Alabama.  Wilbur was a close friend of the OHS Class of '55, since Chateauroux is where they began their high school experience in France, before Orleans was ready to take them on.
19 January 2008 MARK GRUNDLER ('62) on January 11, 2008 in Portsmouth, Ohio.  His brother, Clark, writes:
Dave, I apologize for omitting you on my original notification that Mark died last Friday (Jan.11). The whole obit was published in the "Portsmouth Daily Times" on Sunday, January 13th. It has two glaring inaccuracies : Christopher is in Grinnell, Iowa (not Texas). and my sister's middle name was Kay not Marie. Also, omitted was that Mark was active in the local community theatre. He had done "Man of La Mancha", another show which escapes me and directed a play. The services were fine. I stayed with Amalia my oldest niece at her apartment. Most of the rest of out-of-towners stayed at the Ramada as guests of Bev's son-in-law, the owner -- really nice man. Curtis, my son, came from California and Megan, my daughter, was very frustrated that she couldn't come from China. (She will return to the states in June). They both developed close relationships with Mark and family while Curtis and Megan were at Univ. of South Alabama and Mark and family were in Jackson, Miss.-- close enough for frequent weekend visits. Please use as much of this as you can on the Orleans web site.
I am doing OK. It was a shock and I think I was in denial until I saw him "layed out" in the funeral home. He and Bev had planned to get married in the next 3 weeks. They were then going to pack Bev's motor coach and head off across country to visit family and friends. I am sure there were a lot of OHS people on their list. I know they had planned to visit me here in Texas. Bev is a lovely lady and very gracious. Her family came to love Mark and it was nice to see that my nieces genuinely loved Bev too. They will have each other for comfort which the girls really need. Their mother lives in Cincinnati and has her own life.
I am going along with plans to move to Fremont, California. I have basically been approved but there are no vacancies at this time -- a waiting game.
ILY, Clark        Mark's obituary can be found here.


24 December 2007 GAIL SCHERMERHORN Wah (faculty) on November 1, 2007, in Lansing, MIchigan.  She was 76.  An extract from her obituary follows:   A recent photo of she and her late husband can be found on the faculty photo page.

Born on October 5, 1931 in Lansing , MI ; passed away on November 1, 2007 in Lansing , MI , at the age of 76. Mrs. Wah received her BA degree from Bob Jones University and her Master’s degree from MSU.  She taught high school home economics for Covert, Pinconning and Charlotte School Systems in Michigan and taught U.S. Army dependents in Orleans , France.  Following her husband’s retirement and surviving her battle with cancer, she and her husband, taught English in Hefei , China .  Mrs. Wah was preceded in death by her husband, William Wah, Ph.D. on September 26, 2007.  Surviving are her loving children, Sally (Kim Metzger) Wah of Lansing and William David (Martha) Wah of Buchanan, MI; grandchildren, Frank and Paul Madero, William Nicholas and Isabella Wah and Sebastian, Calista and Eva Metzger; brother, Don M. (Barbara) Schermerhorn of Marco Island, FL; and nieces, Carol Senters and Diane Peek. 


31 October 2007 CHARLENE CLARK Favreau ('68) on September 23, 2007, in Fayetteville, North Carolina
30 September 2007 Dr William Wah (faculty) on September 26, 2007, in Lansing, Michigan. He was 81 years old.  Dr Wah was married to the former Gail Schermerhorn, another faculty member in Orleans.  The following obituary was provided by their friend and fellow faculty member, Richard Clark:

He will be sorely missed.  Bill surely did not deserve the suffering he went through for the last several years.  Gail was so good with him.

William Wah, Ph.D.

William Wah, Ph.D.
Lansing, MI

Born on June 30, 1926 in Trenton, NJ; passed away on September 26, 2007 in Lansing, MI, at the age of 81. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Dr. Wah graduated from the University of Connecticut and Michigan State University, where he received his Master's and Doctorate degrees. He taught in Trenton, NJ, Army dependents in Stuttgart, Germany and Orleans, France and taught in Lansing, mostly at Grand River Elementary. After retirement he taught English in Hefei, China. He also spent time during retirement in Jensen Beach, FL enjoying tennis until being slowed down by Parkinson's Disease in his later years. Dr. Wah is survived by his loving wife, Gail; daughter, Sally (Kim Metzger) Wah of Lansing; son, William David (Martha) Wah of Buchanan; grandchildren, Frank, Paul Madero, William Nicholas and Isabella Wah, and Sebastian, Calista and Eva Metzger; brothers, James, Fred and George Wah; and sisters, May Zung, Margaret Ma and Mary Hing. A Celebration of Dr. Wah's life will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing with the Rev. Don Denyes, Senior Pastor officiating. The family will receive friends at Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to English Language Institute/China, 448 E. Foothill Blvd., P.O. Box 265 San Dimas, CA 91774 in honor of Dr. William Wah.
Published in the Lansing State Journal - September 30, 2007


20 August 2007 JEROME C. URICH (Faculty) from cancer, on 1 December 1963, in Houston, Texas.  Notice of his death was provided by his son, Mike, who recently stumbled onto the OHS website.
1 June 2007 GEORGE ASHBAUGH ('66) on May 16, 2007 in Biloxi, Mississippi from a heart attack.  George was retired Air Force, and was buried at the veterans cemetery in Biloxi with full military honors.
22 February 2007 DANNY LE MOYNE SMITH ('62): KILLED IN VIETNAM ON 30 JUNE 1966.  Rumor of Danny's death was recently brought to my attention by Bud Flette, while he was visiting here in Cambridge for a week.  A little Internet research into some of the Vietnam Memorial websites, and a couple emails to some war veterans revealed information and a photo that brought the search for Danny to a sad ending.  You'll find a photo of Danny on the Class of '62 photo page, and what follows is a tribute that was posted to Danny's profile on WWW.THEWALL-USA.COM website:


Jim Mc Graw
Friend of the family
1152 N. Briar Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901 USA
The world should know Danny's story. He and his brother Darrell were Army Brats. Their father, Gerald L. Smith was a career soldier who saw service in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam over a span of more than thirty years service. Danny was on his second enlistment when he was killed. Dad wanted him to go to flight school and become a Warrant Officer. Danny wanted to get a Viet Nam tour out of the way before he went to Flight School. Dad, of course we called him Smitty, (what else) and Danny were in Viet Nam at the same time although they were not assigned together. Younger brother Darrell was in basic training at the time. My wife and I were thrilled at the prospect of seeing Darrell again after not having contact with the family for nearly ten years. He was coming to Fort Eustis, Virginia where I was assigned. Then one morning I read a headline in the newspaper. One I shall never forget. "Soldier escorts GI son's body home from Viet Nam". I didn't take time then to read the story. I found out later that day that the "Soldier" was Smitty and the "Son" was Danny. I know I could never feel the loss that Smitty and his wife felt at the loss of their son but there is still an emptyness when I think of the 12 year old boy I once knew who gave his life in that long ago war. Jim Mc Graw, Major, US Army Retired
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Note:  Danny's is listed on Panel 08E, Line 113 on The Wall.  When searching THEWALLUSA.COM, if you enter the name of Danny Smith, and check the 08E entry, it will take  you right to his record.  Note again:  You'll also find information about Danny at Dannny was from Alamogordo, New Mexico. 

22 February 2007 TOM SULLIVAN (faculty): on 15 February 2007 in Babylon, New York.  Tom taught elementary school in Orleans from 1960-1963.
4 January 2007 DECEASED: "BUNNY" TUDDER, mother of Dale, John and David, on 19 November 2006, in Newport News, Virginia. Mark Jones ('67) notified me of her death, and asked that I share his eulogy of her with you.

Below is a tribute to one of our OHS "family". Dave Alperovitz (OHS'68) called me a week before the holidays and told me Mrs Tudder had passed away on the 19th of November. He said he was coming down for her service.  Dave and I last spent time together at the DC reunion. He traveled all the way from New Hampshire to Newport News on the day after Christmas and we attended Mrs. Tudder's service On 27 Dec 06. She and her family meant so much to both of us growing up in Orleans.

        In November 2006 the OHS family lost one of its truly iconic members. Mrs. "Bunny" Tudder, wife of the late LTC Bailey Tudder and the mother of Dale, John and David. Those who were in Olivet in 64-66 will remember "Mother Tudder's Boarding House" as her home was often referred to, because of her openness, hospitality and if need be a place for a kid to remain over night if you missed that last shuttle bus back to the main casern (remember we had no phones!) She was a most gracious hostess and understanding lady who was a shoulder for many a teenager going through those life-ending events such as; what to wear for homecoming, or who to ask to the Sadie Hawkins dance or going steady, (even when dad did not want you  to) and of course the breaking up. She was there at any time day or night with a grand smile, a bright word, and always music.  Besides being a gracious lady, she was a friend to all, forever. At her funeral in Newport News, VA two days after Christmas, it was noted that she had kept in contact with a kindergarten classmate for more than 84 years. It was also noted that had that gathering occurred in Orleans forty years earlier the church would have been packed with teenagers grateful to her for her friendship and for allowing them a place to "hang out". Ms Tudder was one of the most cultured people I had the pleasure to know and she passed those traits to all of her children. Her husband Bailey was the Scoutmaster of the troop in Orleans from 63-66 and had his own positive influence on many young boys. I  am blessed to have been touched by both of these great human beings. In the
1990s I was reacquainted with Bunny in Newport News as she worked one of her great causes, harmony and understand and equal rights for all.  Ms Tudder is predeceased by her husband Bailey (1996) and her younger son David (2005).   And  is survived by her daughter Dale  Scott (OHS'68)  her husband and wonderful  family of Newport News, Virginia. Her multi talented and blessed son John (OHS'69) his wife and great family of Charleston, South Carolina, and a bunch of grand kids and great grand kids. Bunny Tudder was truly one who loved life and those she lived it with.