Winter 2008

1931
Helen Hobbs Baker,
Houston, Texas, on Aug. 16. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She worked at the Library of Congress and as a teller at the Plainfield Trust Bank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold ’30. Survivors include her son, sister and two nieces.

1933
Robert Anderson,
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on July 31. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and Chorale. He earned a medical degree from Temple University and a master’s of public health from Johns Hopkins. A medical officer in the Army from 1938 to 1969, he received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a College Misericordia Trustee, a board member of the Hospice Visiting Nurses Association in Wilkes-Barre and a member of the King’s College President’s Council.

1934
Sara Jones Barney,
Walnut Creek, Calif., on Aug. 17. She is survived by three children and her granddaughter, Laura Barney Helsing ’04 and her husband Dane Helsing ’03.

James Dobbie M.S. Yarmouth Port, Mass., on July 5. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He was a senior tax analyst at Tiax LLC in Cambridge. He is survived by his children, Richard ’63 and Carol Dobbie Thomas ’66.
 
Joseph Schneider, Saint Louis, Mo., on June 24. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and played basketball. He is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

1935
Elaine Ifill Larson
, Quincy, Pa., on Aug. 26. She was a member of Kappa Delta and Chi Omega. During WWII, she volunteered with the USO and Civil Defense. She was a teacher at Northern Westchester School for Retarded Children in Katonah and worked for the General Services Administration. She served as president of the Garden Club of Blue Ridge Summit and vice president of Blue Ridge Summit Library. Preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Allendar Wagner ’40, she is survived by two children, including her daughter, Elin Ifill Larson ’74, five grandchildren, her niece and two grandnephews.

1936
Frances Biddle McMeen
, Huntingdon, Pa., on Sept. 15. The former president of the Joseph
F. Biddle Publishing Company and Huntingdon Broadcasters Inc., she was honored by the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association and American Women in Radio and Television.

She is survived by her son and four grandchildren.

1937
George Anthony,
Swoyersville, Pa., on July 23. He served with the Army in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. A self-employed CPA, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to his wife, Josephine, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Thomas Wood Jr., Muncy, Pa., on Sept. 25. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and involved in track and field, symphony orchestra, L’Agenda and The Bucknellian. A graduate of Dickinson School of Law, he joined his father, Thomas ’05, and brother, William ’32, in the firm of Wood and Wood. He was a former assistant U.S. attorney and special deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania. He also served as judge in the Court of Common Pleas of Lycoming County; director of Susquehanna Legal Services, Inc.; federal bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and interim federal bankruptcy judge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas ’05 and Blanche Stoner Wood ’05, his brothers William ’32, Harry ’39 and James ’43, and his niece, Laura Wood Fechter ’75. He is survived by his second wife, Barbara; three children, including Kathryn Wood McCorkle ’69 and her husband, David McCorkle ’68; seven grandchildren, including Erin McCorkle Harcourt ’94 and Peter McCorkle ’91; a stepdaughter and two step-grandchildren; six great-grandsons; his sister, Fannie Wood Brown ’33; and nieces and nephews, including Elizabeth Wood Cordero ’62.

1938
William Peebles
, Palm Harbor, Fla., on Aug. 10. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He served in the Army in WWII and in the Korean Conflict. He retired as New Jersey assistant commissioner of health. He is survived by his wife, Norma, three children, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Joseph Quick Sr., Holland, Pa., on Aug. 7. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and involved in rugby, soccer and track and field. An Army veteran of WWII, he was discharged as a Major from the Air Force in 1958. He owned and operated Charles Shick and Company of Trenton, N.J. He was president of the Newtown Little League and served on the Newtown Township Planning Board. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bachman Quick ’38, and is survived by two sons; six grandchildren, including Trevor ’95; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Elisabeth Quick Hill ’53; and several nieces and nephews, including Thomas Stoddard ’11.
 
1939
Dorothy Price Babcock
, Elizabethtown, Pa., on July 14. She was a member of Kappa Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. She was a chemical engineer in NYC and a secretary at Hillside Elementary School in Berwyn. She was president of Business and Professional Women. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
 
Sidney Canarick, Glen Cove, N.Y., on Oct. 6. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu and played baseball and football. He served in the Pacific during WWII and received his Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in his hometown of Glen Cove, where he was a member of the city’s board of directors and chairman of the Glen Cove recreation commission. He also was on the board of the First National Bank of Long Island. He is survived by his wife, Jean, three children, five grandchildren and his brother.

Margaret Ames Harrison, Williamsport, Pa, on Aug. 24. She was an elementary teacher at Jackson School and a former organist, choir member and Sunday school teacher at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Survivors include two nieces, a nephew and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Ralph Johnston Sr., Wilkes Barre, Pa., on Aug. 2. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and began his practice with E.F. McGovern. In 1988, he formed Johnston & Johnston Law Offices with his son. He served as solicitor for Wilkes-Barre City, Luzerne County, and Fairmont Township, and as trial counsel for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He also served as counsel for the Luzerne County Industrial Authority and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital Authority. Surviving are his wife, Carol, two children, two grandchildren and his nephew.

1940
Janet Frances Baker
, of Lisle, Ill., on July 29. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She served as president of the residents’ board at her retirement community and pioneered an ESL program there. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren and her cousin, Carol Heckel Crespo ’64.

Robert Kerr, St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sept. 18. He attended Bucknell Junior College, now Wilkes University; The Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jefferson Medical College. He served as president of the medical staff of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and the Luzerne County Medical Society. He served on the boards of  Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and Children and Youth Services of Luzerne County. He is survived by his second wife, Anne, four children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, as well as his stepchildren.


Carolyn Gemmill Scott, Sunrise, Fla., on Aug. 1. She was a member of Phi Mu. She received her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught kindergarten at Thaddeus Stevens School in Pittsburgh. Preceding her in death are her husband, Richard ’41; father, James Gemmill ’08 and uncle, Walter Gemmill ’10. Survivors include four children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

William Smith M.S. ‘46, Northumberland, Pa., on Oct. 9. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He served as a naval officer during WWII. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He taught at Bucknell, Antioch College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Virginia Military Institute and New College in Sarasota, Fla. He chaired the mathematics department at Illinois Wesleyan University and served as visiting professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Surviving are his wife, Julia Hackenberg Smith ’47, two daughters, two grandsons and three siblings.

Janet Roy Stone, Skaneateles, N.Y., on, July 24. She was a member of Phi Mu. She received her master’s in education from Cortland State College and taught high school math for 32 years, retiring from Skaneateles High School. Surviving are twin sons and four grandchildren.

1942
Allen Beck Sr.,
Lancaster, Pa., on Aug. 3. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII. He was the president and owner of Hurlock Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Short Beck ’45, and is survived by two children and six grandchildren.
 
Charles Meseroll, Lawrenceville, N.J., on Oct. 18. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, manager of the football team and a class reporter. During WWII, he was an airplane armorer with the Army Air Force and was discharged in 1945 as a sergeant. He was a district accounting manager with New Jersey Bell Telephone, retiring in 1985. He was preceded in death by sister, Helen Meseroll Lenchuk ’46; father-in-law, Sidney Grabowski ’15; brothers-in-law Paul Lenchuk ’47 and Sidney Grabowski ’43; and sister-in-law Jean Grabowski Mattern ’45. Surviving are his wife, Marie Grabowski Meseroll ’44; children, Thomas ’81, Dorothy Meseroll McLean ’70, Barbara Meseroll Smith ’71 and her husband, Robert Smith ’69, and Forrest Chilton ’65 and his wife, Valerie Silbernagel Chilton ’65; eight grandchildren, including Forrest Chilton ’89; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Elsa Larsen Grabowski ’44 and Dorothy Grabowski ’57; brother-in-law Robert Grabowski ’53; nieces and nephews, including George ’74 and Deborah Scott Grabowski ’74, John Grabowski ’80 and Gwen Grabowski Krivi ’72; and great niece Karen Grabowski ’07.

1943
Volney Frankel
, Brighton, N.Y., on Oct. 10. He was involved in Chorale. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald ’52, whose obituary appears in this issue. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two children, three grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

1944
The Rev. Carl Jones Jr.,
Kingston, N.H., on Feb. 16, 2007. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and Phi Eta Sigma. He pastored churches in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Rhode Island before serving as pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington until his retirement in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Oerth Jones ’45, four children, 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, his sister and nieces and nephews.
 
Wayne Steele, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 14. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, football and the Navy V-12 program. He served in the Marine Corps in WWII, retiring with the rank of major. He worked in the forest products industry as Wayne E. Steele, Inc. in Denville, N.J. He served on the Rockaway Township Shade Tree Commission and the boards of the Morris Hills School District and Microspec Corp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Gill Steele ’45, and is survived by three children and five grandchildren.

1947
Howard Lonergan
, Wellesley, Mass., on Sept.3. He played football and basketball and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII earning the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross, twice. He was an FBI special agent for five years, then formed Precision Metallurgical Corp. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Laura McDowell Lonergan ’43, and is survived by his sister, two children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Walter Schlichter, Simsbury, Conn., on Aug. 12. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Navy V-12 program. A Navy veteran, he worked for Leeds & Northrup Co. He is survived by his wife, Jane, three children, including Jill Schlichter Cromwell ’72, and four granddaughters.

1948
Joan “Topsy” Allard
, on April 11. She was a member of the Peacock Alley group of freshmen in Larison Hall. She worked for General Electric as an employee relations manager.
 
Alice Clark Bullock, on Jan. 8. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and received her Master of Arts degree from Hunter College. She is survived by her husband, Howard ’49, her children, including Kim ’80 and Cindy Bullock Bott-Ralston ’77, and her nephew, Richard ’71.

Verna Umstead Schaefer, Bethel Park, Pa., on Sept. 12. She was a social worker for the state of Pennsylvania. She is survived by two children, six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Thomas Jenkins, Myerstown, Pa., on March 3, 2006. He was involved in student government. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a former English instructor in the Conrad Weiser School District for over 36 years. He also served as borough secretary in Womelsdorf, Pa., and was a member of the zoning board. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle, three daughters and two grandchildren.

1949
Edward Crowl Jr.,
Lititz, Pa., on Sept. 16. He was a production planner and scheduler for Hamilton Watch Company, president and vice president of the Lititz Historical Foundation, and president of the Lititz Jaycees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward ’22 and Barbara Coe Crowl ’21, and is survived by his wife, Gladys, his brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Jack Neale, Ogden, Utah, on April 15. He is survived by his four sons, six grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

William White, Folsom, Pa., on Aug. 7. He was a member of Theta Chi. He was a WWII Navy veteran and did graduate work at the University of Missouri. He was a reporter for the Bridgeport Post in Connecticut, and the Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. He also worked for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Occupational Affairs. He is survived by his sister, nephews and nieces.

1950
George Derick
, State College, Pa., on Sept. 12. He was a member of Sigma Chi and a WWII veteran of the Navy. He retired from the real estate business in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Marianne, four children, four stepchildren and 13 grandchildren.

Robert Kelchner, Beaufort, S.C., on May 19. He was a member of Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma, played football and was involved with Cap and Dagger, L’Agenda and WVBU. He worked in advertising for Heli-Coil Corp. He is survived by his ex-wife, Barbara Stine Kelchner ’51.

1951
Gordon Masters
, Hendersonville, N.C., on Sept. 30. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served in the Air Force in WWII and Korea. He was an electronics engineer with IBM and continued his career at Lockheed. He is survived by three children, including Richard ’80 and Carol Masters Hofle ’69, six grandchildren, and his partner, Ms. Jimmie Cannon.

David Mueller, Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 7. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta and involved with L’Agenda and the Navy V-12 program. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and retired from Dravo Corp. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two children; and two grandchildren.

James Stewart, Lewisburg, Pa., on August 31. He was on the football team and a member of Cap and Dagger and Chorale as well as being active in International Christian Student Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Stewart. Surviving are four children, two sisters, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Jane Fisher Thompson, Jersey Shore, Pa., on Aug. 19. She was a member of Delta Zeta and Phi Alpha Theta. She taught in Montoursville and Jersey Shore for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Jersey Shore Public Library Board and the Jersey Shore Hospital Board of Directors. She was preceded in death by her father, John Fisher ’26. She is survived by her husband, Howard Thompson ’52; six children; her brother, John Fisher ’53; her sister; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

1952
Donald Frankel
, El Cajon, Calif., on July 26. He was a member of Sigma Phi and Delta Phi Alpha German honorary and was involved in band, The Bucknellian and L’Agenda. He served in the Navy Reserves. His brother, Volney ’43, died in October and his obituary appears in this issue. He is survived by his wife, Betsey, three children and four grandchildren.

Christine Beagle Swavely, State College, Pa., on Aug. 23. She was a member of Delta Zeta and Christian Fellowship. She taught at InterBoro Junior High, Tredyfferin-Easttown Senior High, Bellefonte Junior High, Gateway Junior High, and Tyrone Junior High. In 1970, she began a career in real estate sales. She was named Realtor of the Year in 1980 and was twice president of the Centre County Board of Realtors. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, David Kerr ’59. She is survived by her husband, Richard ’52, and two children.

1953
Walter “Scott” Allen III
, Madisonville, La., on Sept. 26. He was a member of Theta Chi and was involved in L’Agenda and Christian Fellowship. He was a retired commander in the Navy, serving in the JAG Corps. He was deputy commissioner of insurance for Louisiana. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, two children, and a grandson.
 
Joseph Hopp, East Granby, Conn., on July 2. He was involved in student government and Chorale. He served with both the Army and the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his father, L. Fegley ’27. In addition to his mother and sister, he is survived by his companion, MaryJane Babbitt, eight children, two step-children, 14 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Helen Redfield Sinnett, North Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 25. She graduated from Syracuse University. She worked as a librarian at the North Kansas City Public Library and was on the board of the Friends of the North Kansas City Public Library and a founding member of the Midwest Prairie Schooners Motorhome Club. Survivors include her husband, John Sin-nett Jr. four children, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three siblings.

William Voorhees, Great Barrington, Mass., on July 29. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, track and field, wrestling and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University and was employed by Colgate Palmolive, retiring as director of the industrial and institutional division. Surviving are his wife, Joan, three children and two grandchildren.

1954
Donald Wexlin
, Gladwyne, Pa., on July 7. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, Phi Sigma, Cap and Dagger, Association of Sociology Students, International Relations Club and The Bucknellian. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, maintained a private practice in King of Prussia and was on the staff at Lankenau Hospital. He was a founding member of the Katahdin Medical & Philosophical Society. He is survived by his wife, Marti.

1955
Edward Mizma
, Rochester, N.Y., on July 17. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He was a class officer, and involved in band, wrestling, Christian Fellowship and L’Agenda. He received his M.A. from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. from Cornell. He was retired from Kodak and had been music director for the New Horizons Band and Chorus, Greece Songsters and the Rochester Crusaders. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; four children, seven grandchildren, and two sisters.

Margery Cuff Van Duzer, St. Augustine, Fla., on Oct. 6. She was a member of Phi Mu, Delta Mu Delta and Concern and Action. She published three collections of poetry and was poet laureate of Palmer Township, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reeves ’58. She is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren.

1956
Nancy Stewart Ellis
, Silver Spring, Md., on April 15. She is survived by her husband, David, two sons, four grandchildren, her sister and nieces and nephews.

Gerald Hall, Camp Hill, Pa., on Sept. 19. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and was involved with L’Agenda, Concern and Action and Christian Fellowship. He was past president of Hall’s Motor Transit, Ski Round-top and the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association; chairman of Bethesda Mission and the Hall Foundation; and on the boards of Susquehanna University, The Second Mile, Polyclinic Medical Center, CCNB Bank, HACC Foundation, Keystone Sports Foundation, American Trucking Association and the PSU Alumni Council. Surviving are his wife, Robie, three children, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three siblings, including his sister, Shirley Hall Carr ’57, and her husband, Judson ’57.

Michael Londner, Prospect, Conn., on Aug. 10. He was an ROTC commissioned officer. He was a member of Theta Chi, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Alpha Chi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Alpha Phi Omega honoraries. He was also involved in L’Agenda. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lane Roess Londner ’56, and is survived by three children, three grandchil dren, a brother and a sister-in-law.

Roy Tuttle Jr., Fountain Hills, Ariz., on July 29. He was a member of Delta Mu Delta and Christian Fellowship. He served in the Air Force and was the founder and owner of Ropat Enterprises. He served as District Governor for Rotary International’s District 7150. In 2006 he received the Spirit Award for outstanding service and leadership from the Fountain Hills Square Club. He is survived by his wife, Pat, three children, one grandson, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
 
Robert Whitehead, Margate, N.J., on Oct. 5. He was a member of Sigma Chi and was involved in the debating club, baseball and ROTC, later serving as an alumni club president and on the alumni board. He also served in the Army Reserve. He spent his career with New York Life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte “Tinky” Eccles ’56. Surviving are his companion, Marilyn, three children and eight grandchildren.

1957
Louis Jones Jr.,
Shavertown, Pa., on Aug. 3. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and was involved in swimming, the premedical society, WVBU, Chorale, L’Agenda and ROTC. He was a captain in the Army. He served as vice president for the family business, the Coon Construction Company, and as a partner in Guyette Communications. Surviving are his companion, Joyce Eckrod, two children and his sister

Allan Kenzie, Easton, Md., on July 27. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was involved in football, basketball and ROTC. He served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. After 10 years with Philadelphia Electric Co., he joined Merrill Lynch, ultimately becoming senior vice president. He is survived by his wife, Bette Skow Kenzie ’56, three children, including David ’84, 11 grandchildren and three siblings.

1959
Ralph Hoover Jr.,
Lilburn, Ga., on July 14. He played golf, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and was involved with The Bucknellian, student government, WVBU, the Society of Physics Students and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was vice president of sales for Honeywell. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Figner Hoover ’62. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, two children, a step-daughter and three grandchildren.
 
William Shough III, El Rito, N.M., on Sept. 29. He was president of Phi Lambda Theta and was involved in psychology club, student government and L’Agenda. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked for more than 20 years with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In addition to his widow, Carol Martin-Davis, he is survived by a sister, two nieces, a grand niece and a nephew.

1960
John Carlson
, Gainesville, Va., on Aug. 9. He was a member of Theta Chi, track and field and the Economics Society. He was a salesman and manager for Duplex Products. He is survived by his wife, Judith, three children, five grandchildren and two brothers.

John McCulloch III, Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 16. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and a graduate of George Washington University. He was an Army veteran and a business consultant for several companies in New York and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Rose, three children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Richard Mooney, Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 23. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He headed the gas distribution division Long Island Lighting Company until 1970, when he joined Fisher Controls of Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1984, he founded Mooney Controls. He is survived by his wife, Pam; two children; two grandchildren; three siblings, including Robert ’64 and his wife, Linda Logan Mooney ’64; and many nieces and nephews, including Jon ’93.

1961
Barbara Gibeling Steinwender
, Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2. She was a member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honorary and Cap and Dagger. She was a certified interior designer. She is survived by her husband, Sandy, four children and six grandchildren.

1962
Richard Blechman
, Potomac, Md., on Dec. 6, 2006. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, Cap and Dagger, Interfraternity Council and the Economics Society. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, three children, one grandchild and a brother.

1963
Cleve Fredricksen
, Spottswood, Va., on Aug. 20. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He served with the Coast Guard Reserve and worked as an investment banker with Bankers Trust and later as a stock broker with Kidder, Peabody Inc. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Simon Fredricksen ’64, two children, five grandchildren and two brothers.

1969
Jonathan Hottenstein
, Sewickley, Pa., on Aug. 1. He was a member of Theta Chi and the American Chemical Society. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo, four children and four grandchildren.

1970
Lawrence Sholl
, Rockville, Ind., on Aug. 20. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho and the ski club. He held management positions in the paper industry at Container Corporation of America and Inland Container Corporation. He was preceded in death by two uncles, Donald ’42 and John Ireland ’50. He is survived by his wife, Karen Klute Sholl ’70; two children; three grandchildren; his parents, Calvin ’45 and Nancy Ireland Sholl ’45; three siblings; an uncle, John ’37; an aunt, Janet Baxter Sholl ’43; and several cousins including, John ’66, David ’71, Rebecca Sholl Baer ’74, Marilyn ’67, Debora Sholl Humphreys ’67 and Robert ’69.

1978
George Nilsen
, Woodlands, N.Y., on Oct. 7. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the American Institute for Chemical Engineers, played soccer and was a resident assistant. He worked as an engineer in the oil and gas industries, most recently as chief operating officer of Madagascar Oil. He is survived by his wife, Becky, two children, four siblings and 31 nieces and nephews.

Brad Hosler, Portland, Ore., on Aug. 31. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and chapel choir. He completed his graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Intel in 1980 and was promoted to principal engineer in 2006. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Marjanna, four daughters and two sisters.

1979
John McLaughlin
, Hampstead, N.H., on Oct. 2. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and L’Agenda. He received his master’s in business administration from Boston University. He was employed by General Electric Co. He was a youth basketball coach and co-founder of Hampstead Hoops. He is survived by his mother, his wife, Eleanor, three sons, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

1981
Debra Griffith Goode,
Harrison, N.Y., on April 5. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Debbie joined the Hilton Hotels Corp. in sales at their Waldorf Astoria property in sales. She left there in 1985 as a sales manager. The bulk of her remaining career was in Manhattan as director of sales and marketing for major hotel groups. The attack on the World Trade Center closed a large property she was in the process of opening. She returned to Harrison, N.Y., where she lived with her two children and entered real estate, being employed by Weichert Realtors in Mamaroneck, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Paul Watkins ’49. Surviving are her parents, Harold “Pete” ’54 and Marijane Watkins Griffith ’54, two children and her sister, Dianne Griffith Stahl ’80.

1997
Keith Wimer
, Bergen-Hackensack, N.J., on July 25. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Law School. He was an attorney-at-law with Special Counsel in Philadelphia. He is survived by his parents, his step-father, his brother, two step-siblings and the love of his life, Megan Raftery.

Fall 2007

1930
Alice Walker Roach, Philadelphia, Pa., on July 2. She is survived by two children, including her daughter, Deborah Roach Lloyd ’61 and son-in-law, John Lloyd ’58; four grandchildren, including Andrew Lloyd ’86; and five great grandchildren.

1931
Josie “Kay” Kinklette Wardan, Sweet Valley, Pa., on May 4. She was a social worker with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, retiring 25 years ago. She is survived by a nephew.

1933
The Rev. Franklin Bower, Guilford, Conn., on July 18. He was a class reporter, played baseball and golf, was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and was president of the Theta Alpha Phi honorary dramatic society. He was also active with Cap and Dagger, the French Club, and the Commerce and Finance Club. In 1985, he received the Service to Humanity alumni award. He graduated from Andover Theological School in 1937 and had pastorates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York before a 36-year tenure as pastor of The First Congregational Church in Madison, Conn. During WWII, he was a chaplain in the Merchant Marine in New London. After retirement, he served as interim pastor of the Easton Congregational Church and then at Short Brach Union Church. He held positions in many regional church organizations, was charter organizer of the Over 60s Men’s Club; past president of the Rotary Club; president of the Madison Blood Donors Club; secretary of the Madison Public Health Nursing Association; and vice president of the E.C. Scranton Library. He was preceded in death by his bothers John ’41 and Herbert ’37, and is survived by his daughter, Martha Bower Glover ’70, his granddaughter, and his cousin, Emma Miriam Walters ’36.

Max Demler, Hopkins, Minn., on April 17. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta. He was a sales manager for Harbison-Walker Refractories Company in Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Marie, three daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Margaret Huling Wilson, Erie, Pa., on March 17. She was certified to teach Latin, French and mathematics. She was employed with the Warren County Assistance Office for five years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jr. ’35. She is survived by four children, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

1934
Roland Bean
, Libertyville, Ill., on April 26.He was a member of Sigma Chi and played football. He worked for the Aircraft Products Corporation and, after moving to Illinois, was a graphic arts salesman for the Oxy Dry Corporation in Itasca. He was also a founding member of the Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Libertyville. Surviving are three children, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother.

Warren Evans, Milton, Pa., June 3. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his first wife, Ella Bibby Evans ’32. From 1937 to 1975, he owned a retail coal yard in Milton, and he was employed by Conrail for 30 years as a block operator and train dispatcher in Williamsport. He is survived by a cousin, Harold.

Doris Rolfe Jackson, Pen Argyl, Pa., on July 21. She was a member of Kappa Delta. She was a schoolteacher in the Pen Argyl School District for more than 20 years. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a great-niece, Elisabeth Wenner ’95.

1936
Jerome Kantor, Chalfont, Pa., on April 18. He worked for 46 years as research director for W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. After retirement, he worked at LEM in Doylestown. He served as president of the Doylestown Rotary Club and was a tour guide for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Otomie, and is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister.

1937
Frances Miles Mervine
, Moorestown, N.J., on May 16. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was active in the Barton Committee at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, as well as The Haddonfield Assembly and The Union League of Philadelphia. She is survived by three children; six grandchildren, including Alexis Engelhardt Bogdan ’99; and four great-grandchildren.

Thayer Moss, Medford, Ore., on March 28. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi, baseball and soccer. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School and was admitted to the D.C. Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Court of Military Appeals in 1952. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy from 1941–45 and retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserve in 1973. After his active duty in WWII, he was with the Office of Chief Counsel, Procurement Agency, U.S. Army, retiring as Chief Counsel in 1972. He is survived by his daughter, two brothers, a niece and nephews.

Howard Steiger, Pawley’s Island, S.C., on June 23. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He also studied at Tulane, and graduated from Duke Medical School in 1939. He interned at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta and the U.S. Marine Hospital in New Orleans. He left the service in 1941 to begin a residency in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Recalled to the United States Public Health Service in 1942, he was commanding officer of a temporary hospital in Charlotte, N.C. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lt. Commander, and began a private dermatology practice. He served on the Charlotte and the North Carolina Boards of Health, and was president of the Mecklenburg Cancer Society and the Charlotte Exchange Club. He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister.

1938
Irma Jacobs
, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Sept. 17, 2006. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and involved with Cap and Dagger. She was preceded in death by her husband, George ’37, and is survived by her son, two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

1939
Leonard Weinik, on Sept. 24, 2006. He was president of L.B. Weinik and Associates in Paterson, N.J. He is survived by his daughter, Jane Weinik Silberstrom ’68.

1940
Helen Mulford Dugan, Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 19. She was a member of Tau Kappa Alpha and involved in Cap and Dagger. She taught fourth grade in the West Babylon (N.Y.) School District for 24 years. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews including Craig Hewit ’09.

Charles Eyer, Bethlehem, Pa., July 16. He was a member of track and field, Sigma Chi, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and involved with Bucknell Engineer magazine. In 1943, he joined Curtis Wright Company in Buffalo, N.Y., and built airplanes during the war. After the war, he joined the building products company, H.H. Robertson, was in corporate sales and moved to Bethlehem in 1963, retiring in 1979. He was past president of the Lions Club and a former director of Meals on Wheels of Northampton County/Bethlehem area. He is survived by two daughters, including Diane ’66.

Richard Shultz, The Villages, Fla., on May 15. He served in the Navy, and worked for Shell Oil Company. He was active in community theatre. He is survived by his wife, Rita, two daughters, two stepdaughters, a sister, and five grandchildren.

William Walker, Seaford, Md., on March 16. He was president of Sigma Chi, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and student government. He was with the Dupont Company in 1939 as one of the original group of engineers initiating the production of nylon in Seaford, a critical contribution to the WWII effort. He worked for DuPont for 40 years, retiring in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Anita, four children, seven grandchildren, and a niece.

1941
Marguerita Krashkevich, Silver Springs, Md., on May 10. She was a member of Kappa Delta. She was a graduate of Wilkes College and was employed by American Airlines as a special representative.

1942
Laurel Herrmann Newcomb
, East Stroudsburg, Pa., on May 30. She was a member of Kappa Delta and Mu Phi Epsilon. She is survived by four daughters and five grandchildren, and her brother and sister-in-law, Paul ’48 and Jean Runkle Herrmann ’47.

1943
William Harrison, Berkeley, Calif, on May 15. He was involved with Chorale. He served in the Army during WWII. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Westminster College, the University of Indiana, the University of Colorado, and held a master’s in music from the University of Oklahoma. He worked in engineering and taught math and music in schools from Alaska to Vallejo, Calif. He played the flute with the San Francisco Recreational Symphony. He is survived by his life partner, Arthur Chrisenberry, a brother, and two nieces.

Roland McRoberts, Lewisburg, Pa., on July 12. He was a member of Sigma Chi and Phi Eta Sigma. He graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute in 1939. He published the Valley Citizen and The Herndon News with his wife, Ruth Bolton McRoberts ’44, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, four grandchildren, two step-grandsons, three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Lepley Saylor, Beaver Springs, Pa., on July 9. She was involved with Cap and Dagger, The Bucknellian, and L’Agenda. She was secretary to the deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice from 1948–62, owned Lepley’s Store in Beavertown with her husband from 1954–56, and held several more secretary positions: to Bucknell president Merle Odgers from 1956–57, to the principal of West Snyder High School from 1957–59, to Bucknell’s dean of women from 1965–72, and to the office of admissions at Susquehanna University. She was tax assessor for Spring Township from 1976–81. She is survived by her husband, Stanley, and several nieces and nephews.

1944
John “Jack” Ferriss Jr.,
Canisteo, N.Y., on July 20. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and Phi Eta Sigma, and was involved with Chorale and the Navy V-12 program. He served in the Navy during WWII aboard a destroyer escort. Jack had been a sales and application engineer for 35 years for General Electric Railroad Transportation. In 1980, he moved to Canisteo from Erie, Pa., and worked at the former GE Railroad Facility in Hornell. He is survived by his wife, Helen, two children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Mary Pohala, Doylestown, Pa., on May 23. She received a master’s of science in medical microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in medical technology from Geisinger Medical Center. She worked with Ortho Diagnostics for 33 years. Her many accomplishments at Ortho include the development and implementation of the coagulation line of products, as well as the development of other product lines including immunohematology and hematology. She is survived by her husband, John, a sister, and several nieces, and nephews.

1945
Dorothy Hartz Robinson, Flower Mound, Texas, on Dec. 27, 2006. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She is survived by four children.

Floyd Vuillemot, Kane’ohe, Hawaii, on Jan. 22. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Navy V-12 program. He was a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and a civil engineer. He is survived by his wife, Annie Lee, three children, and four grandchildren.

1947
Joseph Aaron
, Provo, Utah, on March 12. He was a member of Phi Sigma. He received a medical degree from Down State Medical University of New York. He served in the Korean War as a First Lieutenant. He completed his medical residence program at Stanford University before moving to Provo in 1959 to start a private practice in dermatology. He is survived by his son, three grandchildren, and his sister.

Joseph Blosser, Latrobe, Pa., on July 12. He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, and was a retired social worker for Pennsylvania State Social Services. He is survived by his long-time friend and guardian, Milan Lovasik, three cousins, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Robert McGowan, on June 18. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma. He served in the Navy in WWII as an ensign aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific. After beginning his career as manager of budget systems for General Electric, he joined the finance department of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in Cleveland and was named comptroller eight years later. He became president of Chessie Resources, a subsidiary of CSX Corporation in charge of its real estate and non-rail assets. In addition to oil and gas interests and substantial timberlands, these assets included a secret emergency relocation center, built in the late 1950s and 1960s deep beneath the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia to house Congress in the event of an attack. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward ’44, and is survived by his wife, Jean, three children, including Robert Jr. ’69 and Matthew ’82, eight grandchildren, and a sister.

Thomas Quigley, Potomac, Md., on July 1. He was a member of Chi Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in WWII, serving in China and flying 233 missions, many in support of the effort to reopen the Burma Road. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was former managing partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. For several years, he was vice president of the Musical Arts Association and parent of the Cleveland Orchestra. After moving to Washington, D.C., he joined the board of the National Symphony Orchestra Association and served as its chairman from 1992 to 1995. He is survived by three children, including Thomas ’83 and James ’91.

1948
Jean Dey Thomas, Intercourse, Pa., on July 10. She had a nearly 40-year career in real-estate and mortgage lending, serving as manager of Meridian Mortgage in Lancaster for nearly five years. Her husband, George ’48, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, three grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Weiss, King of Prussia, Pa., on June 20. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, track and field, and the Navy V-12 program. He enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to the Navy Department in Washington, D.C., for a year, and later to Pearl Harbor, where he was a communications specialist. After passing tests for officers training school, he studied at Brown University for his commission. He completed his training at Bucknell. He was employed by National Cash Register Company for 20 years as an accounting machine sales representative, and later worked in the investment field in Philadelphia. He is survived by six children, six grandchildren, one great-grandson, and four sisters. 

1949
Cecil Bailey, Woodlyn, Pa., on March 31. He is survived by his brother, his daughter, two grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Walter Campfield Jr., Northumberland, Pa., on April 15. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in February 1943, and graduated as a pilot with the rank of second lieutenant. He was assigned to the 15th Air Force as a P-51 fighter pilot and sent to Foggia, Italy. He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in September 1945 and remained in the reserves. In January 1951, he was recalled for active duty in the Air Force, and served two years in the Korean War. He later worked in accounting, primarily with Ebasco Service and Empire Construction Company, retiring as secretary-treasurer of Empire, a subsidiary of Baltimore Contractors, Baltimore, Md. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, five children, five grandchildren, and three  siblings.

Richard Gerlach Jr., Brockville, Ontario, on April 2. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, and men’s soccer. He served as a staff sergeant with the Army Air Corps during WWII in the China India Burma Theater, where he was a radio operator and crew chief. He was employed with New York Telephone Company, was a sixth-grade teacher at Glendaol School, Scotia, and a fourth- through sixth-grade teacher at the Campus School of SUNY Potsdam. He taught at SUNY Potsdam and was a principal at Colton-Pierrepont Central School. He also owned and operated a farm in Winthrop and worked for Grenville Christian College, Brockville, Ontario. He attended Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY Oneonta. He is survived by his wife, Mary, five children and three stepchildren, a brother, 19 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Joseph Gillespie, ‘Aiea, Hawaii, on May 17. He was on the tennis team. He was an electrical engineer for the federal government. He is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, and two brothers.

Margaret “Peg” Plitt Hafey, Cockeysville, Md., on June 6. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Charles ’48, with whom she worked as a corporate officer of the family-owned beverage bottling and distribution business, G.F. Plitt & Son. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

William Overbagh, Horse Shoe, N.C., on June 15. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was an Army veteran of WWII, attained the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked 35 years in management for Anaconda American Brass, where he retired in 1985 as a project manager. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald ’40, and is survived by his wife, Edna, three children, and three grandchildren.

Charles Wian, Virginia Beach, Va., on April 27. He was veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Susquehanna University, and retired as an electronics engineer with civil service. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, seven children, 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two siblings.

1950
J. Richard Baker, Lewisburg, Pa., on June 3. He was a member of the Bison Club and the Bucknell Golf Club. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, and was employed as a State Farm Insurance agent until his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Frances Asher Baker ’50, two children, a granddaughter, and a brother-in-law, N. Edwin Asher ’54.

Thomas Child Jr., Lavallette, N.J., on July 5. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, played soccer, and was involved with L’Agenda. Prior to his management career, he was an ice cream man, public works employee and lifeguard in Lavallette, where he retired. He was one of the first salesmen and later an executive for Bard, Inc., where he worked for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin ’89. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Varni Child ’51; his sister, Gloria Child Goelz ’47; six children, including Mary Child Smoot ’81 and her husband, Douglas Smoot ’82, and 19 grandchildren.

Frederick Grenoble, Lewisburg, Pa., on March 17. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He served in the Navy in WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He owned and operated Grenoble’s Bakery, and expanded his business to catering. He also owned and operated The Weathervane in Lewisburg. He was the assistant coach for the Little League baseball Lewisburg All Stars Team in 1953, when they placed third in the state. He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, three grandchildren, and a sister.

Daniel Pomeroy, Elizabethtown, Pa., on Jan. 24. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the debate club, and the psychology club.

David Trout Jr., Branford, Conn., on July 20. He was a Trustee Emeritus, and a member of the Board of Trustees for 30 years (1971–2001). He served as Vice Chair of the Board from 1997 to 2001, and was elected as Vice Chair Emeritus in April of 2001. Over this three-decade period he served on the Executive, Nominations, Trustee Review, and Buildings and Grounds Committees and was a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the previous comprehensive capital campaign. He a member of the Bison Club Executive Committee and won the Bison Club Award in 1979. He was also Alumni Association Director, and Reunion Gift Committee Chair. In 2000, he received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Loyalty and Service to Bucknell. In 2003, he was presented with the Stephen W. Taylor Medal. He is survived by his wife, Leanne Freas Trout ’50; four daughters, including Dee Trout Ledgerwood ’74 and her husband, William ’74; and seven grandchildren, including David Ledgerwood ’99 and his wife, Adrienne Kauffman Ledgerwood ’99, Mark Ledgerwood ’01, and Carrie Ledgerwood ’06. The family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Trout Family Scholarship, Bucknell University, Gifts Processing, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

1951
Richard Adams, St. Charles, Ill., on June 28. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and involved with Christian Fellowship, L’Agenda, and Bucknell Engineer magazine. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a chemical engineer for many years, last working for Amoco Chemicals, Chicago, until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Alice, three children, five grandsons, and two siblings, including Paul ’66.

George Burtt, Middletown, N.J.., on May 11. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. He received master of education and doctor of education degrees from Rutgers University. He was a professor at Kean University for 35 years and chairman of the philosophy department for 25 years. Upon retirement in 1995, he was the recipient of several awards, including professor emeritus, and he was honored as the founder of the first and only Peace Center at the university. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, three sons, and a grandson.

Gilbert Eno, Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 11, 2006. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He served in the Army during WWII before pursuing careers as a librarian and photo technician. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Kimble Eno ’23, and is survived by two sisters, five children, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Everitt, Williamsville, N.Y., on March 4. He was involved with Concern and Action, Christian Fellowship, and L’Agenda. He served in the Army from 1944 to 1947. He attended Kent State, and held master’s degrees in German, history and education. He taught German and American history at Williamsville High School from 1964 until his retirement in 1985. He taught at the Turbotville High School from 1951 to 1952 and at the Lorain, Ohio, high school from 1952 to 1964. Following retirement, he worked as a substitute teacher, taught German part time, and worked at Literacy Volunteers teaching English as a second language for five years. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, a daughter, two grandchildren, and a brother.

William Franke Jr., Glen Ridge, N.J., on June 13. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and involved with baseball, football, and L’Agenda. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War who served from 1950 to 1953. He is survived by his wife, his sister, one son, one daughter and three grandchildren.

1953
Sally Spencer, Boca Raton, Fla., on May 23. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Mu Delta, and Mortar Board. She was involved with L’Agenda, The Bucknellian, and Christian Fellowship. She was the daughter of Herbert Spencer, president of Bucknell from 1945 to 1949. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia and also studied at NYU. She was dean of women and, later, assistant to the president of Southern Connecticut State College. She also served as associate dean of the faculty for the NYC University system. She belonged to several honor societies, and was named to Who’s Who of American Women, in education, and in the East.

Ruth Zimmerman Brown, Bel Air, Md., on Jan. 19. She was president of Alpha Phi and involved with the American Chemical Society, Christian Fellowship, Ski Club, WVBU, and L’Agenda. She was a programmer at Martin Marietta Information Systems until her retirement in 1993. She is survived by her husband, Hugh ’53, three children and six grandchildren.

1954
John “Jack” Bitzer, Doylestown, Pa., on July 14. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, wrestling, Outing Club, and L’Agenda. He was president of R.D. Bitzer Company of Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, three children, and five grandchildren.

Ronald Goodman, San Diego, Calif., on April 12. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, WVBU, and ROTC. He was a chemical engineer. He is survived by his wife, Hannah, three children, six grandchildren, and a brother.

Robert Little, Staten Island, N.Y., on July 16. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta. He served as a corporal in the Army in Austria during the Korean War. He worked for the former New York Telephone and the Carlisle Engineering companies and later opened an electronic sales and service shop of his own in Great Kills. He worked as sexton of Immanuel Union Church for 23 years, and was a deacon for 15 years. He was a board member of the Staten Island Ballet. He is survived by two siblings.

Dean Poeth, Upper Arlington, Va., on June 25. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received his  master’s degree from Penn State and his doctorate from Ohio State University. He was senior manager at Battelle Memorial Institute until his retirement in 1994. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, and a member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. In 1983, he was invited to the White House Conference on Productivity. Prior to joining Battelle, he was employed by HRB Singer in State College, Pa., where he designed infrared camera systems for many military aircraft, including the SR-71 Blackbird.  He was preceded in death by his brother, James ’50. He is survived by his wife, Maria, three children, and four grandchildren.

1955
Melvin Thomas, Montoursville, Pa., on April 24. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theatre and participating in the Normandy Invasion of Omaha Beach. Mel had been employed with Armour Leather Company, Upjohn Company, and retired from Pharmacia in 1985 as director of marketing. Surviving are three daughters, a brother, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

1956
John Clark, Columbia, S.C., on March 13. He served in WWII and the Korean War while a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force. He was a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service. After retirement, he was an investigator with the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs. He is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.

Robert Davies, Portland, Ore., on July 2. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and involved with LIT magazine. He served in the Army, owned Bill Snyder Realtors, was president of Lutz Snyder, and owned Republic Real Estate. He was chairman of the Oregon Real Estate Commission from 1979 to 1983. He is survived by his wife, three children and two stepchildren, 15 grandchildren, and a sister.

1957
Barbara Burdick Gallant, Medford Lakes, N.J., on April 30. She was a member of Phi Mu and involved with The Bucknellian, L’Agenda, Cap and Dagger, and student government. She is survived by her husband, Gary ’56, four children, and nine grandchildren.

Robert Garbark, Meadville, Pa., on July 10. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and involved with Cap and Dagger, intramural sports, ROTC, Bucknell Engineer magazine, and L’Agenda. He was an Army veteran, achieving the rank of captain. He worked in the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. He is survived by three siblings, including John ’69, and several nieces and nephews.

Charles Sealander, Cherry Hill, N,J., on June 8. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A zone manager for Lincoln Mercury, he retired after 36 years. He is survived by his wife Deanna; two children, Doug ’92, and Cheryl Sealander Kohler ’87 and her husband, Jeffrey Kohler ’87; and six grandchildren.

1960
Patricia Steck, on March 8.

1963
Robert Ippolito, Oakhurst, N.J., on July 14. He played football, and also received degrees from Monmouth College. He was a system analyst for the government, McGraw Hill Company, Continental Insurance, AT&T and I.B.M. before retiring in 2000. He was manager of the Ocean Township Little League Team and head coach of the Ocean Township Pop Warner League for many years. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, two children, four grandchildren, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.

1965
John D’Angelo, Millmont, Pa., on May 1. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta. He served 21 years with the Marine Corps and retired in 1960 as a captain. He was in the 3rd Marine Division when it landed on Iwo Jima and was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. In between enlistment periods, he was a Pennsylvania state policeman for one year. Following retirement from the Marines, he taught social studies and history at Milton High School. He is survived by his wife, Joan, a son, J. Michael Ezell ’77, and three grandchildren.

Nathaniel Tarbox, on Dec. 6, 2006. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and involved with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and ROTC. He received his MA from Carnegie Mellon University. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gregg Tarbox ’65.

1968
Deborah McVey Dresser, Eureka, Calif., on April 28. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate School of Law in 1978, and joined Computerland Inc. soon after graduation, becoming a specialist in franchise law. After Computerland, Deborah started a private law practice in San Francisco, then took a job with Nissan Motors in Los Angeles, and later became an executive assistant to the president of Alltrade Tools. After moving to Eureka, she served on the board of Humboldt Community Access and Resources. She is survived by two children, including Adam ’90, her former husband, Tom ’66 MS’68, and a sister.

1969
Andrew Ferber, Bronxville, N.Y., on March 30. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu. He was an attorney for the New York state court system. He is  survived by his wife, Carol and a son.

1971
Donald Thompson
, Coatesville, Pa., on March 23. He was involved with The Bucknellian, L’Agenda, and Christian Fellowship. He was an accountant with Vanguard since 1989. Prior to that, he was employed by the City of Coatesville. He is survived by several cousins.

1972
Margaret Ann “Peggy” Burns, Lewisburg, W.Va., on April 20. She was a member of Alpha Phi and involved with L’Agenda and Christian Fellowship. She received her master’s degree from Radford College and was a first-grade teacher at Lewisburg Elementary School for 33 years. She is survived by her mother; husband, Joseph; two sons; one granddaughter; two siblings, including Eileen DeSantis, assistant director of human resources at Bucknell; and cousin, Daniel Buraczeski ’70.
Gregory Plitt, York, Pa., on April 28. A certified public accountant, Greg was controller at Sylvin Technologies in Denver, Pa. After working as a systems analyst at McCrory, McLellan and Green Distribution Center and as an accountant, he took a position with the RG Group. He was an RG employee for 25 years, rising to the position of chief financial officer. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, his sister, and six nieces and nephews.

1974
Susan Macintosh Houts
, Centre Hall, Pa. on June 28. She was a member of Delta Zeta, chapel choir and the international relations club. She earned a master’s degree in special education from the University of North Carolina, and worked in special education with the Central Intermediate Unit. She also taught pre-school and play-school at Grace United Methodist Church and later taught at Sprouting Tree Children’s Center and at Grace Lutheran Church Day School. She is survived by three children and a brother.

1975
Warren Leopold, Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 12. He had a long and successful career as a reinsurance executive.  He was senior vice president of property underwriting at Sorema, a French firm in NYC, before leaving to start his own property reinsurance auditing firm, Summum Bonum, in 2001 in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Burghardt-Leopold, his son, his mother and step-father, and two siblings, including George ’69.

1976
William Dean
, Baltimore, Md., on March 21. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Rubey Dean ’52. He is survived by his father, Thomas Dean ’52; three siblings, including Susan Dean Trager ’90, and her husband, Josh ’90; and several nieces and nephews.

1980
Jeffrey Curran, Flushing, N.Y., on March 26. He was involved with WVBU. He is survived by three brothers, and several nieces.

Charles Schibener III, Wilmington, Del., on May 24. He was a member of Theta Chi. He worked in computer software with AT&T. His family has owned a camp on Norway Lake since 1923. He is survived by his parents, his sister, his ex-wife, Donna Spinweber ’81, and two daughters, Kristen ’08 and Wendy ’10.

1981
Debra Griffith Goode, Harrison, N.Y., on April 5. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was employed by Weichert Realtors in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Surviving are her parents, two children, and a sister.

1986
Nancy Kressman
, Wilmington, Del., on June 21. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and played tennis. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in psychology. She was an original employee of MBNA, now Bank of America, and held a number of management positions. She was on the board of the United States Tennis Association, Delaware District. She is survived by her father and stepmother, a sister, stepbrothers and stepsisters, and a nephew.

2010
Colin Marren, Rye, N.Y., on May 27. He graduated from King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in 2006 and had just completed his first year at Bucknell. He is survived by his parents, two siblings including Tracey ’06, two grandmothers, 29 cousins including Elizabeth ’10, and many aunts and uncles, including David ’83 and Caroline Dillon Marren ’83.


Summer 2007

1927
Bertram Haines,
Palm Beach Gardens, on Nov. 9. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho. He was a mechanical engineer by  profession, employed by Philco Corporation for 34 years. He was past commander of Flotilla 51 in the Coast Guard Auxiliary  and a member of the Palm Beach Power Squadron. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two sons, four grandchildren, a  great-grandson and his sister

1928
Jason White,
Harrisburg, Pa., on Feb. 3. He received his master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1932, and was a  teacher at Muhlenberg Township High School, from 1928–57. He is survived by a daughter, a step-daughter, seven  grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

1930
Edward Hoffman,
Newville, Pa. on April 28. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and band. He was a WWII veteran with  service in the Army Medical Administrative Corps. He rose to the rank of major, and was assigned to the International Division of  the Office of the Surgeon General, which supplied medical supplies to the beneficiary nations under the Lend-Lease Program.  He held positions in hospital administration and personnel services as a long-time resident of Washington, D.C., where he also  worked for Golden Commissary in Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor and two sisters.

1931
Ethel Booth Dayton,
Harlingen, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2006. She was a member of Delta Zeta and Sigma Tau Delta.

1934
Virginia Shupe Ihrig,
Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec 9. She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte Shupe Marshall ’36. She is survived by two children, including Phyllis Ihrig Supple ’61, six  grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Eleanor Wermouth Hamsher, Drexel Hill, Md., on April 4. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and her first  husband, Stokes Henry. She is survived by her two sons, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Clayton Steward, Saranac Lake, N.Y., on Feb. 15. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He served in the Army as a battalion  surgeon. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1939 from Syracuse University. He was assistant director of health in Binghamton,  and then district health officer in the Saranac Lake District. He is survived by his wife, Joyce.

1936
George Johnson,
Harrisburg, Pa., on March 5. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and involved with Cap and Dagger.  He served in WWII as a First Lieutenant of field artillery in the 84th Infantry Division. He was awarded a Silver Medal for valor in  combat, a Purple Heart, and the European Campaign Ribbon with three battle stars. He was retired from the Bell Telephone  Company of Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by two siblings, including Harry ’42. He is survived by his wife, Helen, two  daughters including Barbara Brumagim ’75, and a granddaughter.

Dorothy Swiderski Sabol, Shamokin Dam, Pa., on Dec. 14. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She taught at the Mount Carmel  junior and senior high schools, and substituted in the Selinsgrove Area School District. In 1939, she married Lt. Vincent  Olshefski, who died in 1945 while serving in WWII. In 1956, she married Joseph Sabol ‘39, who preceded her in death in 2004.  She was also predeceased by a daughter and her sister, Virginia Swiderski Andersen ’41. Surviving are two children, five  grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two sisters.

E. Blanche Shafer, Williamsport, Pa., on Dec. 8. She was postmaster of Cogan Station for 25 years after working as a  caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance. She was president of the Hepburn-Lycoming PTA, and a  board member of Northcentral Center for Independent Living. Two husbands, Ernest Wright and J. Harold Shafer, preceded her in  death. Surviving are two sons, two granddaughters, five step-daughters, three great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, 16  step-grandchildren, 27 step-great-grandchildren and two foster sons.

Grace Mattern Even, Honey Brook, Pa., on March 25, 2006. She was a member of Phi Mu and Theta Alpha Phi, and was  involved in Cap and Dagger and student government. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert ’36. She is survived by a  son, Daniel ’68.
Arthur Marvin, Williamsport, Pa., on Nov. 2. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the soccer team. He was a veteran  of WWII, and met his wife while they both served in the Navy in Washington, D.C. For 33 years he worked as a claims engineer  for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, also operating Marvin’s Fruit Farm with his family. He is survived by his wife, Ruth “Ellen”  Shafer Marvin MA’76, four children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

John Wilson, Selinsgrove, Pa., on March 18. He was a member of the football team. He was retired from PP&L, where he  worked in the instrument department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. He is survived by his son and grandson.

Grace Gault Rapp, Shelter Island, N.Y., on Feb. 7. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Frederick ’36, and is survived by  her brother, four children, including Jonathan ’76, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

1937
Max Hile,
Watsontown, Pa., on Nov. 11. He was co-owner of Hile’s Grocery Store in Dewart, a school bus contractor for local  school districts, a Nation-wide agent, and a real estate broker, appraiser and land developer of Brookside in Watsontown. He  was on the boards of many local organizations, including Williamsport Christian Business Men, Watsontown Area School  District, Watsontown Board of Elections, Eastern Pilgrim College, Watsontown Fire Company, Watsontown Lions Club, and  Milton Rotary. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeri, and is survived by four daughters, 12 grandchildren and 17  great-grandchildren.

1938
Edith Lipphardt Martens,
Rochester, N.Y., on Dec. 31. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She received her medical degree  from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She was chief resident of obstetrics and gynecology at Strong Memorial  Hospital, and worked in private practice as well as at the University of Rochester student health center. She was predeceased  by her husband, Henry. She is survived by a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews.

1939
Margaret Anderson Brown,
Harrisburg, Pa., on March 2. She was a member of Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi, and was on the  Association for the Arts Board, the Bucknell Club Committee, and was a fundraising volunteer. She belonged to the Art  Association of Harrisburg, taught art at the Little Studio in Camp Hill, and was a docent at the governor’s mansion. Her husband,  C.H., preceded her in death. She is survived by a son and daughter, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Gladys “Peg” Geary Davis, Mentor, Ohio, on Dec. 12. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and involved in L’Agenda. She  taught elementary school in several school systems in New Jersey and Delaware. She was preceded in death by her husband,  John Jr. ’36. Her son, John III ’67 passed away on March 17 (obituary in this issue). She is survived by a daughter,  daughter-in-law, Lois Peck Davis ’68, two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Kathryn Christopher Warner, Woodstown, N.J., on Dec. 9. She was involved in student government, and later in the PTA and the  Curtain Call Club. She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Betty Flower Ziegler, Bethlehem, Pa. on Feb. 23. She was a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon and was involved in Chorale. She  taught Latin and French in Dubois, Tunkhannock and Pittsburgh, Pa. until retiring in 1977 and was the organist at Grace  Lutheran Church in Gouldsboro, Pa., for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and is survived by  several cousins.

Helen “Huddy” Morgan Glasser, Cokesbury Village, Del., on Nov. 22. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and involved with  Concern and Action. She taught for two years at Mansfield High School in Pennsylvania. She served as president of the board  for Florence Crittendon Home, the Wilmington Special Pre-School, and for 45 years was a member of the board and general  committee of the Christmas Shop. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, nine  grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

Mildred Stahler Gollnick, Rock Island, Ill., on Jan. 14. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Phi Alpha, and Theta  Alpha Phi, and was involved in Concern and Action. She was an art and history teacher, substituting in the 1960s and 1970s at  Emmaus Junior High School. She was preceded in death by husband, Raymond, and father, Harry ’14. She is survived by her  daughter and two grandchildren.

Betty Flower Ziegler, Bethlehem, Pa., on Feb. 23. She was a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon and was involved in Chorale. She  taught Latin and French in Dubois, Tunkhannock and Pittsburgh, Pa. until retiring in 1977 and was the organist at Grace  Lutheran Church in Gouldsboro, Pa., for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and is survived by  several cousins.

1940
Ralph Bush,
Springfield, Ill., on March 6. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and an Annual Fund Volunteer. He was a  bomber pilot in WWII, after which he enjoyed 20 years as commander of the Air National Guard 183rd Fighter Wing, followed by  six years as assistant adjutant general for air for the state of Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Brumbaugh Bush ’42,  two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mildred Turner Walichuck, Media, Pa., on Jan. 27.

1941
Henry Heidt II,
Newark, N.J., on Jan. 5. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. With WWII threatening in 1940, he enlisted as a  private in the Army. After the war, he was discharged as a captain. He was a senior vice president of Noville Essential Oils. He  is survived by his wife, Nancy, three children and a granddaughter.

Harold Kerstetter, Dover, Del., on Jan. 13. He was a dormitory counselor and member of Sigma Chi and Alpha Chi Sigma. He  enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served in the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans on the U.S.S. Walker. After WWII, he worked  for Susquehanna Textile Mills in Sunbury until 1952 when he joined the DuPont Company at its Seaford Nylon Plant. He was  transferred to Wilmington in 1954 at the Chestnut Run location. He later had various engineering and supervisory positions at the  Industrial Products Laboratory, the Newport Development Lab, Centre Road Building and the Christina Laboratory. He was  predeceased by his wife, Jean Memmert Kerstetter ’43. He is survived by three children including Stephen ’65, and Phillip ’69  and his wife, Mary Bales Kerstetter ’71, as well as four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Martha “Marty” Oliver Leggette, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 23. She was a member of the Board of Trustees, a fund raising  volunteer, and a member of Delta Zeta. She received her master of the arts degree from Columbia University. Tatiana “Tatsy” Reid, Harrisburg, Pa., on Jan. 20. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Mu Delta, and Alpha  Lambda Delta. She was a retired legal secretary. Surviving are a sister, Victoria Reid Johnson ’47, a niece and nephews, two  grand-nieces and four great grand-nieces and nephews.
 
1942
John Brush
, Piscataway, N.J., on Feb. 20. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma. He served in Civilian  Public Service as a conscientious objector from 1943 to 1946. He earned his master’s in 1947 and doctorate in 1952 in  geography from the University of Wisconsin. A professor emeritus of geography at Rutgers University, he served as department  chair for a number of years. His research awards included a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and several senior  fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies for research in India. He is survived by wife, Miriam, three children, and  two siblings, including Stanley ’48.

Jane Colteryahn Davis, Lansing, Mich., on Nov. 27. She was one of Bucknell’s first female drum majors, a member of Delta  Delta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Lambda Delta. Her career of public service included representing the people of Lenawee  County on the boards of public and mental health. In 1976, she was elected to the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners,  serving six years and chairing in 1980. As a lifelong environmentalist she was a founding member of the Devil’s Lake  Preservation League. During her 35-year real estate career with the Goedert Co. she was an agent, broker, and owner. She is  survived by her husband, John, four sons, eight grandchildren and a brother.

Franklin Gifford, Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Feb. 18. He served as a weather officer in the Army Air Corps during WWII, rising to the  rank of captain and serving in a medium bomber group while participating in the Normandy invasion and the liberation of France.  After the war, he finished his Bachelor of Science degree at New York University and his Doctor of Philosophy in meteorology at  Penn State University. He was director of NOAA’s Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Laboratory, served on the U.S. Nuclear  Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Reactor Safety, as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy  Commission on nuclear reactor siting and meteorology, and as a member of the U.S.–U.S.S.R. Bilateral Working Group on Air  Pollution Modeling in 1974–75. His honors included selection to fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of  Science and the American Meteorological Society, award of the Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 1963, and a special  award from the American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology in 1990.  He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Frith Gifford ’41 and brother-in-law James Frith ’39. He is survived by two sons, three  grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Raymond Frith ’51 and niece Catherine Moffett ’65.

Mary Gleckner Huskin, Williamsport, Pa., on Jan.17. She taught in the Mansfield and South Williamsport school districts, and  during WWII she worked for G.T.E. Sylvania. She was a former deacon in Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. She is  survived by four children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her sister Dorothy Huskin Arey ’47.

Benjamin Koplik, Stamford, Conn., on Jan. 13. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu and track and field. He served in WWII,  earning the rank of captain. He graduated from NYU College of Dentistry, was a fellow of the American College of Dentists and  the International College of Dentists, as well as president of the American Analgesic Association and the Eastern Dental  Society. He was treasurer of the 1st District Dental Society of New York, and served as director of dental analgesia at New York  Polyclinic Hospital and Medical School. He was also a director at Grand Central Hospital in NYC and served as the New York  Jets team dentist from 1962 to 1977, being instrumental in the improvement of the sports mouth guard. He is survived by his  wife, Helen, his son, two grandchildren, grandson-in-law and two great grandchildren.

Ruth Zimmerman Smith, Groton, Mass., on Dec. 16. She was a member of Theta Alpha Phi. She taught art at Ridge High  School in New Jersey, where she established the art department, and taught the arts program for grades K-8 for Bedminster  Township, N.J. She later pursued graduate courses at Rutgers and New York University. She is survived by her husband, Alan  Smith ’41, her daughter and sister.

1943
Stephen Bizub,
Newark, N.J., on Dec. 11. During WWII, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the Philippines,  where he achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He worked in the maintenance department of the Jefferson Township Board of  Education, and also at the County College of Morris and Morris Hills High School. He was the proprietor of several stores. He  was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, a son and six siblings. He is survived by his daughter, two granddaughters and five  siblings.

Merle Clark, York, Pa., on April 7. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He was an Army veteran of WWII during which he served  time in the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War Camp in Germany. He returned to finish his mechanical engineering degree at  Bucknell in 1945. He is survived by his wife, Helen, two children, five grandchildren, including Jessica Thomas Newlin ’98, and  eight great-grandchildren.

John “Jack” Dunkle, St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 4. He worked for Westinghouse Corp. during WWII, and was instrumental in  the development of radar. He later owned a Pontiac dealership, restaurant and bowling alley in Lewisburg. His restaurant was  named the Bull Run Inn, but was known to Bucknellians as Dunkle’s. After moving to St. Petersburg, he worked in the marine  field. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, two sons and a granddaughter. Mary Shake Rubick, Manchester Center, Vt., on Jan. 24. She was involved with Cap and Dagger, as well as Concern and  Action. She worked as a biochemist and then as a medical technologist at Hallarin Army Hospital in Staten Island. She was  predeceased by her husband, Frank, and a son, and is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.

James “Jim” Whyte, Williamsburg, Va., on Jan. 7. He was a member of Sigma Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, rugby, and soccer. He was  involved with Cap and Dagger and received an Achievement in Chosen Profession alumni award in 1974. He served in the Navy  during WWII on a minesweeper in the South Pacific. He received a master’s degree from Syracuse University and attended law  school at the University of Colorado. He was a law professor at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William &  Mary and eventually served as dean. He was preceded in death by his sisters Ann Whyte Auten ’52 and Mary ’50. He is  survived by his wife, Martha, three sons, several grandchildren and brother Stuart ’50.

1944
Ruth Bolton McRoberts,
Hegins, Pa., on Dec. 1. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She and her husband, Roland ’43,  owned and operated the Valley Citizen and Herndon News newspapers until 1973. She served as a Cub Scout den mother, a  Girl Scout leader, a Sunday school teacher and an active volunteer at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. In addition to her  husband, she is survived by two children, four grandchildren, two step-grandsons, three great-grandchildren and two  step-great-grandchildren.

J. William “Bill” Benner, Washington Township, Ohio, on Nov. 11. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and involved in  band. He served in the Navy during WWII as a Lt. J.G. He was preceded in death by his son. He is survived by wife Betty Miller  Benner ’45.

Carolyn Gebhardt Gurney, Doylestown, Pa., on Jan. 9. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, Theta Alpha Phi, basketball,  field hockey, and student government. She worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. in the art department before becoming a  librarian at the Doylestown branch of the Bucks County Free Library. She is survived by two daughters, including Mary Lou  Gurney Burroughs ’78 and her husband, Scott ’78, and three grandchildren, including Christopher Burroughs ’08.
Betty Whipple Meyn ’45, Phoenix, Ariz., on January 29. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was predeceased by her  husband, Frederick ’44 and son, James ’68. She is survived by her sister, two daughters, daughter-in-law Susan Stirling Meyn  ’68, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Henry Reed, Newark, N.J., on Nov. 3. He was a member of the Glee Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the Navy V-12  program. As an alumnus, he served as president of his class and was a member of the Bison Club executive committee and the  Center Gallery advisory council. He graduated from midshipmen’s school at Northwestern University and became an ensign,  reporting to communications school at Harvard University and then the destroyer USS Buchanan, which was operating in the  western Pacific. He served as the communications officer and witnessed the Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasions. He established  his own insurance agency in 1948 and became president of Askin, Weber & Reed Inc. His interests in art and rare furniture led  him to author books on those topics, and he served on the board of trustees of the Montclair Art Museum. His son, Robert ’72,  also died in November (see obituary in this issue). Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann, daughter and five grandchildren.

Albert Fladd, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Feb. 12. He served in the Navy during WWII. A partner of Martin and Fladd Architecture and  Engineering for 10 years, he later joined the engineering firm of Albert E. Peters Associates in Scranton. He is survived by his  wife, Joan Forgash Fladd ’67, a daughter, four grandchildren, a great-grandson and two siblings.

1945
Barbara Dyer Padden,
Steubenville, Ohio, on Jan. 31. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Pi Beta Phi, Chi  Omega, and Pi Delta Epsilon. She was a journalist at the Herald Star for many years, and a former member of the Martha  Manor board of directors. She is survived by four sons, a brother and six grandchildren.

Gertrude Jackson Keyser, Miami, Fla., on Oct. 18, 2006. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, and was involved in student  government, The Bucknellian, L’Agenda, and Concern and Action. She received her master’s degree from the University of  Northern Colorado. Soon after arriving in Florida, she helped establish a library for the Perrine area. She also helped found the  Center for the Continuing Education of Women, a center for women returning to the workplace, and served as president of  Women in Communications (WICI). She is survived by three children and five grandchildren.

1946
Ann Raring Brecker,
Pottsville, Pa., on Dec. 17. She retired as an auto travel counselor at AAA Schuylkill County, Pottsville,  where she worked from 1977–92. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. Surviving are a daughter, three  grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two siblings.

1947
Robert Murphy, Dundee,
N.Y., on Dec. 1. He was involved in band, football and the Navy V-12 program. He served in the Navy  during WWII. He and his wife operated the Western Auto store in Dundee for 22 years, and he was Starkey town clerk for 40  years. He was a former Dundee Rotary Club officer. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two children, four grandchildren, four  great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Jack Shulman, Bronxville, N.Y., on Jan. 21. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu.

Rev. Marshall Smith, Durham, N.C., on Nov. 10. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha and Omicron Delta  Kappa and involved in Cap and Dagger, as well as Concern and Action. He served in the Army in North Africa and Italy during  WWII, and was a Naval Reserve Chaplain Lieutenant. He attended Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Drew University, and  Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a Presbyterian minister, who served multiple congregations in New York. After retiring  to North Carolina in 1981, he held interim ministries at Little River Presbyterian Church, Hurdle Mills, and Pittsboro Presbyterian  Church. He was chaplain and scoutmaster of the U.S. Delegation at three Boy Scouts of America World Jamborees. During  retirement, he taught in the Orange County School system and was curator of the Orange County Historical Museum in  Hillsborough. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; two daughters, including Cherri Smith ’85; and a granddaughter.

1948
Benjamin Bastian,
Cabot, Ark., on Nov. 2. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and on the Bucknell Club Committee. He  served with the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe during WWII. He worked with Armstrong World Industries for 36 years as  plant engineer of the glass manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, Ind., and later as senior fluid systems engineer at the technical  center in Lancaster, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta, and first wife, Margaret. He is survived by three  children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

John Bogen Jr., Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 5. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Michigan and was plant  manager of Elf Atochem North America, Inc. His wife, Doris, and two daughters survive.Alice Clark Bullock, Round Hill, Va., on Jan. 28. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She obtained her master of arts degree at Hunter College and was an elementary school teacher in Jericho and Port Jervis, N.Y., as well as the school districts of South  Huntington and Half Hollow Hills on Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Howard ’49, two daughters including  Cindy Bullock Ralston ’77, and three granddaughters.
Patricia Steele Davis, Newark, Del., on Dec. 1. She was member of the DuPont Co. College Relations Department. She was  predeceased by her husband, Bernard Missik, her first husband, John, and her daughter. She is survived by two sons and  several grandchildren.

William Husted, Lakewood, N.J., on Dec. 13. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He was an 8th Air Force navigator and a  P.O.W. in Germany for 13 months during WWII. He worked for Squibb Pharmaceuticals for 41 years. He is survived by his wife,  Dottie, three children, five grandchildren, and brothers Richard ’53 and Robert ’53, who is married to Patricia Foulkes Husted ’53.
Gilbert Norwood, Hummels Wharf, Pa., on Dec. 15. He was an Army veteran of WWII. From 1953-1955, he was a medical  officer in the Air Force and served in Japan. He graduated in 1951 from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and  practiced orthopedic surgery in Sunbury, operating as a surgical staff member of the Sunbury Community Hospital, where he  also served a term as chief of staff. He retired from the Selinsgrove Center in 1984, and worked for the Social Security Administration reviewing disability claims. He is survived by his wife, Mina, and two daughters.

James Pearn, Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 25. He was an Army Air Corps officer in WW II, serving in the Pacific theater. He was a  professional engineer, working for GATX, Catasauqua, formerly Fuller Co., for over 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Olive, two  children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

1949
Albert Brown,
Lower Macungie Township, Pa., on Feb. 11. He was a Naval veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific. He was a  member of Theta Chi, involved with the Navy V-12 program, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was a civil engineer  for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and retired as superintendent of construction for the erection department. He is survived by his  wife, Marie, two daughters including Bonnie Brown Jacobson ’74, and a brother.Karl Haas MA’51, Plymouth, Pa., on Jan. 10. He was a WWII Navy veteran. He worked as a counselor for the Bureau of  Vocational Rehabilitation for the state of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. He is survived by two  children.

Howard Kates Jr., New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Jan. 25. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and the American Society of Civil  Engineers, and was involved with the Navy V-12 program. He served in the Navy in WWII and the Korean War. He was a vice  president for Henry G. Richter Inc. Survivors include his wife, Betty-Jane

Busch Kates ’51, two children, three grandchildren,  sister, Barbara Kates Cornwell ’49, and a brother.
William Petredis, Pittsburgh, Pa., on March 2. He was a member of Sigma Chi and Phi Eta Sigma. He served as a pilot during  WWII, and taught at Robinson/Montour High School, New Brighton Area High School, and was a principal at Montour Elementary/Junior High School. He is  survived by his wife, Irene, two children, six grandchildren and two siblings.
Harry Young Sr., Dillsburg, Pa., on March 3. A member of Delta Upsilon, he was owner of two Amoco service stations in  Carlisle and Camp Hill, retiring in 1991. He is survived by his wife, June, one daughter, five sons, 11 grandchildren, nine  great-grandchildren, two brothers and several nieces and nephews.

1950
Albert Becker,
Winter Springs, Fla., on Oct. 5. He was a member of Theta Chi.
Roy Burmeister, Ormond Beach, Fla., on Oct. 22, 2006. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma.
Theodore Frutiger, Hamilton, N.Y., on Feb. 19. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and was involved in band. He served in  the Navy as a commissioned officer out of Newport, R.I., and as an electronics engineer in the Korean Conflict. He earned his  M.A. and Ed.D. from Penn State, teaching first at Lycoming College and then at Colgate in mathematics. He is survived by his  wife, Janice, three children and two grandchildren.

Warren Lamon, Mt. Laurel, N.J., on Jan. 26. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, and involved in golf and L’Agenda. A WWII  Army Air Force veteran and P.O.W., he received two Purple Hearts. He was a retired insurance broker, past president of the  Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Riverton Lions Club, past president and treasurer of the Palmyra Ambulance Association and former  chief and treasurer of the Palmyra Fire Company. He is survived by his wife, Florence, six children, 11 grandchildren and several  nephews.
Donald Thomas, York, Pa., on Dec.18. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and involved in golf, student government,  L’Agenda and WVBU. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a retired self-employed real estate broker and appraiser for  Thomas Real Estate. He was preceded in death by wife, Joan, and brothers Clair ’44 and William ’43. He is survived by two  sons, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

1951
Donald Dewire,
Millmont, Pa., on Dec. 21. He received his Master of Arts from George Washington University. He served in  the Coast Guard, then worked for the federal government at the U.S. Army Audit Agency, and the Department of Housing and  Urban Development. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Surviving are two children, one granddaughter, a brother, and  a stepfather.

Richard Krebs, Lewisburg, Pa., on Aug. 25, 2006. He served in WWII as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps supervising  aircraft maintenance and repair in several cities. He was the former Milton postmaster. He is survived by his wife, Cathryne  Birchard Krebs ’41, two daughters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother.Richard Talbot, Rahway, N.J., on March 9. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta, and was involved in the American Society of  Mechanical Engineers, NAACP and L’Agenda. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a salesman for Talbot  Associates for most of his career. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, and is survived by two children, five grandchildren and  two great-grandchildren.

Edmund Kutsko, New Bern, N.C., on Dec. 3, 2006. He was a member of Delta Mu Delta and involved in L'Agenda. He was a  Navy veteran, earned his M.A. from Montclair State University, and was a teacher and administrator in New Jersey public  schools for many years. He is survived by his wife Alice, two children, two grandsons and a brother.

1952
Elizabeth Rubey Dean,
Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 23. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; four children, including Susan  Trager Dean ’90 and her husband, Josh Trager ’90, and William Thomas Dean ’76, 12 grandchildren and one  great-granddaughter. 

Joyce Hackett Gardner, Binghamton, N.Y., on Feb. 1. She was a member of Phi Mu and Mu Phi Epsilon, and was involved in  chapel choir, symphony orchestra and L’Agenda. She earned her master’s in music at Ithaca College and was a vocal music  teacher with the Binghamton School District. She served as choir director and accompanist at Main Street Baptist Church. After  retiring from MacArthur School, she continued to enjoy music, accompanying the All City Chorus and giving piano lessons. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean. She is survived by her brother, two daughters and four  grandchildren.

Ronald Hickey, Danville, Pa., on Feb. 6. He served 16 months in Korea. He was employed by Thompson’s Manufacturing Co. for  a few years and was later employed by Dun and Bradstreet for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, sister, two stepsons  and six step-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Johnson Leach, Roxborough, Pa., on Dec. 14. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She was a customer service  specialist for Scandinavian Airlines and later a stewardess for National Airlines. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. She  is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

1954
Boneta Delcamp Dieffenderfer,
Mazeppa, Pa., on Jan. 26. She was a secretary at Mid Penn Engineering, retiring in 1986. She  was preceded in death by two brothers, including Franklin ’54. Surviving are six daughters, eight grandchildren, eight  great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law.

James H. VanSant Jr., Penndel, Pa., on July 29, 2006. He was an Army veteran and a foreman for Inductotherm of Rancocas,  N.J., for 29 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann, and is survived by two children and four grandchildren.

1955
Barbara Moore Hutchinson,
of West Chester, Pa., on Oct. 28. She was a member of Alpha Chi. She worked as first grade  teacher in Lower Merion, Pa, after graduation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan. She is survived by three  daughters, including Ginger Hutchinson Pohlman ’82, and nine grandchildren.

1956
H. James Laverty,
Asbury Park, N.J., on Jan. 23. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he  worked as a journalist with the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and the Harrisburg Patriot News. He was also employed as  communications liaison for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant and as ambassador of good will for Pine Belt Nissan. He  graduated from the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising & Journalism. He is survived by his wife, Jean, and two children.

1957
Helen Oman Dow,
North Marshfield, Mass., on Jan. 14. She was a member of Alphi Phi and Phi Sigma, and involved with The  Bucknellian, L’Agenda, Concern and Action and student government. She worked at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston as  a bacteriologist. She is survived by her husband, James, two children and brother, Carl ’59.

Kenneth Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 1. He was president of Kappa Sigma, and involved with chapel choir, Concern and  Action, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, L’Agenda, wrestling and ROTC. He served as a captain in the Army  Reserves. With General Electric, he was a national and international sales manager in the steel, oil well drilling and mining  industries. He retired from General Electric and continued working for a Caterpillar organization for a total of 40 years. He is  survived by his wife, Rosalie, brother, three children and 11 grandchildren.

William Moran, Manchester, Conn., on Nov. 24. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served  in the Navy in the Korean War. He worked as a product support engineer and also worked on the development and research of  fuel cells for the Apollo Space Program at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, seven children, four  grandchildren and three brothers.

Thomas J. Reed, Dallas, Pa., on Feb. 10. He earned his bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg University, and was principal of the  Rutter Avenue School in the Kingston School District from 1952 to 1962, also coaching freshman football and varsity basketball.  In 1962, he moved to West Nyack, N.Y., and was the principal of West Nyack Elementary School until 1985. In 2002, he was  inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his brother, and is survived by his wife,  Charlotte, two sons, six grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

1958
Frederick Hauk,
Sunbury, Pa., on Jan. 25. He was a member of Phi Sigma and Delta Phi Alpha, and was involved with  L’Agenda. He was a veteran of the Navy, active duty and reserves. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Temple  University Dental School. He is past president of the Tri-County Dental Society, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, the Sunbury  Rotary Club, Northumberland County Historical Society, American Legion, BPO Elks, American Chestnut Society, Americus  Hose Co., Knights of Columbus, Upper Augusta Fire Co., North American Grouse Society and the NRA. He also served on the  boards of the Degenstein Public Library, the YMCA, the Heart Fund, Library Auction, Shikellamy Community Services, and the  Northumberland County Board of Assistance. Surviving are his wife, Leitha, three children and two brothers.

1960
Robert Hopper
, Crownsville, Md., on Jan. 29. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and involved with Chorale, L’Agenda  and Concern and Action. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He taught fifth and sixth grades at Odenton Elementary  School and was founder, trustee, vice president and president of the Severn Cross Roads Foundation. He was president of the  Severn River Association, as well as the Civic Association of Palisades and the Generals Highway Council of Civic  Associations. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Francisco Hopper ’25. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Boyer  Hopper ’58, three children including Susan Hopper Hensley ’90, eight grandchildren and brother-in-law Keith Boyer ’64.

Fred Lieberman, Portland, Maine, on Jan. 27. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, the baseball team, and involved with The  Bucknellian, L’Agenda, LIT Magazine, student government, and WVBU. He is survived by his mother, Helen, and two children.
Ronald Ludwig, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., on July 28, 2006. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

1961
John D’Elisa
, Stony Brook, N.Y., on Aug. 24, 2006. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and student government. He was an  electrical engineer early in his career, became involved in real estate development, and served as managing director of  Josephthal Lyon & Ross, Inc., managing director of G.C. Andersen, LLC, managing director of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc.,  and executive vice president of Grayside Realty. He is survived by his wife and his son, John ’85.

Norman K. Rosenberg, Monroe Township, N.J., on Jan. 13. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, Alpha Chi Sigma, Concern  and Action, and student government. He was a chemical consultant and president of Atlanta Chemical Company. He had served  as financial secretary of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple of New Brunswick, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Carole, two sons,  and twin grandchildren.

1962
Paul Abbott,
Needham, Mass., on March 12. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and Economics Society. An ROTC cadet,  he became a first lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division. After discharge from the Army, he joined his uncle in a family  business. Under his and his brother’s leadership, Abbott Box Co. Inc. grew into a packaging and design manufacturing company  which is now Abbott Action Inc. in Canton and Pawtucket, R.I. In retirement, he volunteered for the Fuller Craft Museum in  Brockton and the Massachusetts College of Art. He was the principal investor who acted in a supervisory capacity to Simple  Syrup Glass Studio in Brockton. He is survived by his wife, Susan Warner Abbott ’63, three children, a brother and a  granddaughter.Paul Jones, Tonawanda, N.Y., on Jan. 4. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and was involved in economics society,  student government, and the swimming and diving team. He had been employed as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, Xerox, and  also Wizard Methods in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Jones ’32. He is survived by his  brother and three nephews.

1965
J. William Sholly,
Bohemia, N.Y., on Jan. 1. He was a member of Sigma Chi, track and field and football and was involved  with L’Agenda. He was a longtime teacher and coach at Connetquot Schools and Stony Brook University. He was predeceased  by his father Robert ’46 and uncle Roger Wutzel ’50. He is survived by a brother and sister.

1966
John Igoe,
Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 3. He was a member of Theta Chi, soccer, and lacrosse. He was a partner at the  public accounting firm of Arthur Young in Manhattan, and later entered the insurance industry, eventually purchasing a claims  administration company. He was chairman of the board of the St. Francis Yacht club in 1996 and 1997. He is survived by his  wife, Erica, two children, step-daughter, three grandchildren, mother and two siblings.

Barbara Marlor Nugent, Canton, Georgia, on March 20. A member of Phi Mu and Mu Phi Epsilon, she was involved in band,  chorale, and L’Agenda. She was an elementary music teacher in Hamilton Township, N.J. for nearly 30 years. She was a  founding member of the BridgeMill Sixes Service League and a leader in its MUST summer lunch program. Survivors include her  husband, David ’64; two daughters, including Kristin ’91; her mother; a brother; two sisters; a granddaughter and several  nephews and nieces.

1967
H. Keith Hauger,
Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 23. He was an attorney who concentrated on intellectual property law. He received his  juris doctorate degree from Duquesne University in 1973.He worked at The University of South Florida and was studying for his  master’s degree in architectural studies. He served as president of the Jaycees while in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife,  Brenda, two sons, his parents and two brothers.

Myles Sampson, Murraysville, Pa., on March 7. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, the Leadership in Annual Giving  Committee, the President’s Associates Committee, the Reunion Gift Committee, the Alumni Association board of directors, the  Sesquicentennial. Campaign Regional Committee, and was also Class Gift Chair, Capital Giving Volunteer, Class Committee  Member and involved with the Bucknell Public Interest Program. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, the Interfraternity Council,  the ski club, ROTC, and involved with L’Agenda. He was a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers and served in Korea.  He spearheaded several real estate companies which developed independent living for older adults and affordable housing for all  ages, as well as conventional apartments and town homes, motels, and industrial and commercial properties. He received the  Central Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Service Award in 1999. He was a member of the boards of the Boy  Scouts, YMCA, Rotary, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care, the  Westmoreland Trust, S&T Bank and the Westmoreland County Community College, which honored him in May 2000 with the  Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is survived by his wife, Faye, two daughters, brother, Benard “Ben” ’69, and niece, Molly  ’96.

1968
Rev. John P. Davis III,
Painesville, Ohio, on March 17. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon and Sigma  Tau Delta and was involved with WVBU and L’Agenda. He graduated from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and received his  doctor of ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was the senior minister at First Church, Congregational in  Painesville for 31 years. He had served on the board of trustees of the United Church Homes, was chairman of the board of  trustees for Morley Library, chairman of the Painesville City Planning Commission, trustee of the Martha Holden Jennings  Foundation and a former trustee of Lake Hospital System. He was also past president of the Exchange Club of Painesville;  co-founder of Koinonia of Lake County and Gyro International and Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.  He was predeceased by his parents, John Jr. ’36 and Gladys “Peg” Geary Davis ’36 (obituary in this issue). He is survived by his  wife, Lois Peck Davis ’68, two children and a sister.

Kathryn Miller Smith, New Providence, N.J., on Jan. 10. She was involved in Dance Company, Christian Fellowship, and  swimming. After graduation, she started her career as a high school math teacher, and even after she stopped teaching she  enjoyed tutoring students. She spent the past 13 years as director of the Summit Area Community School. She was  predeceased by her parents, Robert G. Miller ’37 and Marjorie Bastedo Laine ’39, and is survived by her husband of 38 years, R.  Kent ’65; two children, including Kyle Smith Pointer ’96; a grandson and two brothers, including Thomas Miller ’73.

1969
Andrew Ferber,
Bronxville, N.Y., on March 30. A member of Sigma Alpha Mu, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School and  was an attorney for New York state courts. He is survived by his wife, Carol, his son, and his parents.

Gretchen Ramer Pritsky, Williston, Vt., on June 15, 2006. She was involved in chapel choir, Christian Fellowship, and  International Relations Club. She was predeceased by her cousin, James Hoffer ’49. She is survived by her husband, Richard,  her son, her mother and her cousin, Bonnie Ramer Casebeer ’64.

1970
Keith Pierce,
Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 19. He was involved with L’Agenda. He was first vice president at MBNA America Bank,  N.A. He is survived by three sisters, several nephews and a niece.

1972
Robert Reed
, Owasco, N.Y., on Nov. 20. He was a member of Kappa Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, the American Chemical  Society, the ski club, soccer, and involved with Concern and Action and L’Agenda. He earned his professional engineer license  and MBA from SUNY Binghamton. He was a member of the IEEE and in 1998 he was granted a patent for an electrical five-wire  system. He retired from NYSEG after 34 years as a member of their Quarter Century Club. His father, Henry ’44, preceded him  in death (obituary in this issue). He is survived by his wife, Joyce, two daughters, mother, sister Virginia Reed Demoreuille ’73  and aunt Jane W. Griffith ’43.

1974
Michael Lotzkar,
Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 4, 2006. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, he practiced  general dentistry in Tampa for 22 years. He is survived by his life partner, Barbara, two children, his parents and two brothers.

1985
David Wood,
Clifton Springs, N.Y., on Dec. 10. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. An attorney who led national  campaigns to protect the environment, he received his law degree from the University of Buffalo. He worked for the Public  Interest Research Groups, becoming the national counsel. More recently, he served as executive director of the GrassRoots  Recycling Network He is survived by two daughters, his parents, five sisters and two brothers.

1987
Robin Sundy Tingue, Wilmette, Ill., on Nov. 21. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and involved with the  Bucknell Dance Company. She is survived by her husband, David, two children, parents, Arlene and Robert Sundy’48, and  brother, John ’83 and his wife, Cynthia Ann Fetzer Sundy ’82.

1993
Daniel Howard, Abington, Pa., on Dec. 5. He was involved in Habitat for Humanity. He was senior manager with Accenture.  He is survived by his wife, Pamela, daughter, five siblings, father and stepmother, nieces and nephew.

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1931
Kenneth Haynes, Naples, Fla., on June 14. From 1951–73, he and his wife published two weekly newspapers in New Jersey.

1934
Joseph Everitt,
Warminster, Pa., on Dec. 19. He was a member of student government and the Bison track and field team. He was a class reporter for Bucknell World for three years. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and two daughters.

Kelvin Shields, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., on Sept. 26. He played soccer and baseball and was a member of L’Agenda, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Interfraternity Council and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He retired from Koppers Co. after 30 years as assistant treasurer. He is survived by eight children, including John ’65 and K. Leigh ’62; 21 grandchildren, including Derek ’92 and David ’92; 22 great-grandchildren and three siblings, including Anna Shields Ward ’38 and John “Judd” ’31.

1936
Rose Ceccolini Leone,
Boca Raton, Fla., on June 28. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Leone Morgenstern ’67.

1938
Joseph Bowman, New York, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 2006. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He completed his bachelor’s degree at West Chester University. His wife, Betty Heller Bowman ’39, preceded him in death.

Ward Gage MA’47, Penn Hills, Pa., on Nov. 2. He was a member of Concern and Action, Delta Upsilon fraternity and the tennis team. He graduated from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in 1941. He served in the Army during WWII as a chaplain in North Africa and Italy, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He led Baptist churches in several Pennsylvania and Illinois communities, retiring in 1982. He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 63 years, four children and eight grandchildren.

1939
Mildred Sheris Stockett,
Phoenix, Ariz., on July 22.

1940
Gerald Biehn,
Staunton, Va., on Oct. 31. He was a member of the band, the symphony orchestra, Pi Mu Epsilon math honorary and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was an electrical engineer and manager with Westinghouse and an engineering consultant with McQuay Perfex. His wife and a son preceded him in death. He is survived by two children.

1941
Janet Clayton Dumelin, Cheshire, Conn., on Sept. 14. She was a longtime tutor and substitute teacher. She is survived by Arthur, her husband of 61 years, three children and seven grandchildren.

Harry Evans, Clearfield, Pa., on Oct.16. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. His wife, Ellen, survives.

Albert Shoff, Madera, Pa., on July 30. His wife, Hazel, preceded him in death. He is survived by a brother.

1942
Walter “Bud” Vanderbilt Jr.,
Ridgefield, Conn., on Oct. 20. He played golf and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Navy in WWII as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Savannah and the USS Wisconsin. His wife, Dorian Smith Vanderbilt ’43, second wife, Helen, and son preceded him in death. His daughter and three stepchildren survive.

1944
Kathleen Revis Judge,
Shelburne, N.H., on Dec. 9. She also attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and worked as a hospital laboratory technician in Charlottesville, Va. and Denver, Colo., before joining National Geographic magazine as its first female staff photographer. In 1995 she earned the Outstanding Municipal Volunteer award by the N.H. Municipal Association. She is survived by her husband, Stanley, three children, three grandchildren and four siblings.

1946
Edithe Miller Levit, Amherst, Mass., on Oct. 18. She was a member of Phi Sigma biology honorary. She earned her doctorate from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was director of medical education at Philadelphia General Hospital and retired in 1986. She was also on the National Board of Medical Examiners, where she helped reform the bedside tests required for doctors’ licensing. She received the Bucknell award for Achievement in a Chosen Profession in 1978. Her husband, Samuel, died in 1994. She is survived by two sons, two grandchildren and a sister.

1948
Patricia Priest Eckhart, Southern Pines, N.C., on Aug. 31. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and student government. Her husband, Walter ’49, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son.

Robert Haigh, Charlottesville, Va., on Dec. 23. He earned a master’s from Harvard, where he was a Baker Scholar. He entered the business world as financial vice president for a firm in Tulsa, Okla. He completed his career in business as president and CEO of Swedlow, Inc. He returned to academia as dean and distinguished professor of business administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, a position he held until his retirement in 1995. He served his alma mater as a trustee for 25 years. In recognition of his great dedication to Bucknell, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities in 1973. His wife, Jane Sheble Haigh ’48, preceded him in death. He is survived by his four children, including Barbara Haigh Fittro ’83, Cynthia Haigh Durtan ’73 and Anne Haigh Miller ’74; and nine grandchildren, including Kathryn Durtan ’02 and Ashley Miller ’02.

Franklin McFeely MS’49, Port Angeles, Wash., on Oct. 8. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi fraternity and the V-12 Program. He earned a doctorate from Virginia Tech and was a statistics and math professor at Montana State for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Lois Harvey McFeely ’50, three children and five grandchildren.

1949
Barbara Bechtel Acker, Lacey, Wash., on Sept. 30. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority and Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honorary. She retired from the University of Connecticut in 2002. Her brothers, George Bechtel ’ 49 and Robert Bechtel ’39, and aunt, Helyn Bechtel ’23, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Stanley ’49 and three children, including son John ’73.

Robert Hoke, Millersburg, Pa., on Oct.19. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a certified public accountant and the reading clerk in the Pa. Senate for 37 years. His wife of 61 years, Dorothy, preceded him in death. He is survived by four daughters, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Richard Shoenfeld, Miami, Fla., on Nov. 8. He was a member of Cap and Dagger, student government and L’Agenda. His wife, Francine Ringler Shoenfeld ’48, preceded him in death. Two children, including Victoria Shoenfeld Marsh ’81, and four grandchildren survive.

1950
John Rakofski,
Newark, Del., on Sept. 5. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Bucknell. He served in the Marines during WWII and saw action in the Pacific theater. He was a senior process engineer for DuPont Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1983. His wife of 55 years, Delphine, died seven months before he did. He is survived by two children and a brother.

1951
William Mitchell Sr., Altoona, Pa., on Sept. 18. He was involved in student government and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He retired from the City of Altoona in 2004. He is survived by two children.

1952
Margaret Nippes Finley,
St. Clair Shores, Mich., on March 25, 2006. She worked on L’Agenda and was a member of Phi Mu and several honoraries, including Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master’s from Oakland University. Her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by two children and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth Wafier McCray MA’57, Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 7. She was a member of Phi Alpha Pi sorority. Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death; two children and a sister survive.

1953
Russell Norris Jr.,
Endwell, N.Y., on June 29. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from IBM Corp. and was a member of its Quarter Century Club. He is survived by his wife, Winona, four children and six grandchildren.

1955
Jacqueline Toft Bodine, Island Heights, N.J., on Oct. 16. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority, L’Agenda and Cap and Dagger. She worked for General Motors in labor relations, then as a first-grade teacher and with the local board of realtors. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three children, including Karen Bodine Tupper ’85; and five grandchildren.

Nancy Rourke Perkins, Berryville, Va., on Sept. 25. She was on the staffs of The Bucknellian and L’Agenda and was a member of Concern and Action, the jazz and rock ensemble and Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned a master’s in education from SUNY-Buffalo and was a kindergarten teacher. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren and a brother.

1957
Cloyd “Jake” Sowers Jr., Lenoir City, Tenn., on June 24. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He retired from Greif Brothers Corp. in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, three children and seven grandchildren.

1958
Alvan Levesque, Rhinelander,
Wis., on Dec. 5. He was a member of ROTC, Chorale, student government and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He retired from Wassau-Mosinee Paper Corp. in 1998. His wife, Carol Pope Levesque ’60, preceded him in death.

1961
Edna Cern, Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 13. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Concern and Action, L’Agenda and student government. She spent many years in the investment industry, the last 16 as treasurer, managing director and chief financial officer with Boenning and Scattergood.

1962
Norman Rosenberg, Monroe Township, N.J., on Jan. 13. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, student government and Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry honorary. He joined the Atlanta Chemical Corp. and became vice president in 1974, then purchased the company in 1980 and became its president. He also served as financial secretary of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple of New Brunswick, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Carole, two sons, twin granddaughters and a sister.

1963
Thomas Ness, Mount Airy, Md., on Aug. 26. He was a senior systems analyst at Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and two sons.

1964
Wayne Millar,
Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 6. He was a member of Chorale. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate from Penn State. He joined Eli Lilly in 1973 as a senior scientist and retired in 1999. He was also an associate professor of bacteriology at West Virginia University. He is survived by his wife, Penny, two children, brother and mother.

1965
Harriet Parker Moeur, Claremont, Calif., on June 8. She was a member of several honoraries, including Phi Beta Kappa; Concern and Action and the American Chemical Society. She earned her doctorate from the U.C-Berkeley and was an assistant professor at Claremont College. She is survived by her husband, John, and two children, including Jeffrey ’04.

1966
Thomas Shipman,
Bloomsburg, Pa., on Oct. 26. He worked for Milco Industries, Geisinger Medical Center and Kleerdex Co. His wife, Lucy, preceded him in death. His four children and eight grandchildren survive.

1976
Joyce Parseghian,
Closter, N.J., on Oct. 30, of brain cancer. She was inducted into Pi Delta Phi French honorary. She earned her master’s with honors from Columbia University and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School. She was an attorney specializing in immigration law. She is survived by her son, Michael, her parents and two siblings.

1978
Jeffrey Jacobs, Mendon, N.Y., on Nov. 24. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and several honoraries. He was a special assistant public defender with the Monroe County, N.Y., public defender’s office. He fought a courageous battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Andrea Dellarco Jacobs, and two sons.

1980
Barbara Reed Feeser, Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 13. She was a member of Cap and Dagger, Chapel Choir and Chorale. She earned two master’s degrees from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is survived by her husband, David, daughter, parents and sister.

1983
Carter Owen, North Adams, Mass., on Sept. 1. He was a member of the Bison swim team and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He worked for Aramark at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for 10 years. His father, Archibald ’54, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, two brothers and three stepsiblings.

2001
Mark Crawshaw, Rochester, N.Y., on March 22, 2006. He was a member of the coed a capella group “Two Past Midnight.” He is survived by his parents and two brothers.


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1931

Phyllis Edmunds Meeker, Elizabethtown, Pa., on Sept. 29. She was retired from the Pennsylvania Credit Union League. Her husband, Edwin, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, including Stephen ’67; four grandchildren and her sister, Elizabeth Edmunds Peterson ’31.

1932

F. Arthur Guldin, Sebring, Ohio, on Feb. 28, 2006. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and student government at Bucknell. He earned a master’s of divinity from Yale and served several congregations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is survived by his son, three stepchildren, 17 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

1933

Ann Ferucci Harrison, Ocala, Fla., on Oct. 7. She earned her master’s degree from Penn State and was a long-time English teacher at Hershey (Pa.) High School. She later served as a guidance counselor in the Derry Township School District and Jim Bowie (Texas) High School. She concluded her education career teaching English as a second language in the Alhambra (Calif.) School District. Her husband, Dean, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son and several nieces and nephews.

Marion Smith Klingman, Millmont, Pa., on July 23. She taught at Mifflinburg High School from 1934-41 and again from 1960-70. George, her husband of 57 years, preceded her in death, as did her sister, Theo Smith Nilsen ’35. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Margaret Cornely MacNab, Kingsport, Tenn., on Sept. 19. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority and Mu Phi Epsilon music honorary. Survivors include her sister, Christeen Cornely ’30.

1934

Helen Smithgall Hughes, Madison, Wis., on Aug. 14. Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death. She is survived by four children and five grandchildren.

1936

Etta Brewer Winkler, Allentown, Pa., on July 14. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her husband of 62 years, Louis, preceded her in death. Three sons, seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons survive.

Mary Hanning Zanarini, Lexington, Mass., on Sept. 20. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and student government. She worked as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at the American Cancer Society of Westchester County, N.Y., and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. Her sister, Hope Hanning Heaton ’42, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Gene ’35; two children, including Stephen ’64; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

1937

Eugene Gillespie, Alpharetta, Ga., on Sept .18. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Temple University and completed residencies in dermatology at the Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. During WWII, he was assistant chief of the National Tuberculosis Control Program and as a control officer of tuberculosis for the U.S. Coast Guard, holding the rank of lieutenant commander. He retired in 1981 after more than 50 years in the federal, state and private sectors of medicine. He is survived by two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

1938

Alice Brown, Collingswood, N.J., on July 31. She earned a master’s degree from Temple University and taught elementary school for 37 years. She is survived by two cousins.

Charles Hess, Cranford, N.J., on Aug. 3. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Third Army under General George Patton. He worked for AT&T for 37 years, specializing in the evaluation of workplace methods and practices to improve safety and efficiency; he retired in 1976. He is survived by Mary Ellen, his wife of 60 years; three daughters and a grandson.

1939

Joseph Bosze, Seaside Park, N.J., on Sept. 5. He played football and was a member of Sigma Chi. He worked for ASAR Co. and then taught for 11 years. He is survived by Irene, his wife of 65 years; a daughter; two grandsons, including Scott Chesky ’94, and two great-granddaughters.

Lillian Maurer Simmons, Sugarloaf, Pa., on July 27. She was a member of Phi Mu. She worked for her parents’ business for many years, then as an executive secretary at Miner’s Bank until her retirement. Her husband, William, preceded her in death, as did her brother; her five nephews survive.

Harry Wood, San Antonio, Texas, on July 6. He was a member of the Bison track and field team and involved in student government, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry honorary. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a bomber pilot trainer. He earned a master’s degree from MIT. His parents, Thomas ’05 and Blanche Stoner Wood ’05, and brother, James ’43, predeceased him. He is survived by Alice, his wife of 63 years, five children, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two siblings.

1940

Richard Brumberger, Newark, N.J., on Oct. 3. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He worked for Uniroyal Corp. for more than 30 years. His wife, Shirley, and brother, Robert ’39, preceded him in death. His two nieces survive.

1941

Sarah "Sally" Gans Barclay, Greensburg, Pa., on May 26. She was a former editorial writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Anthony Dietz, Silver Spring, Md., on Sept. 30. He was a member of the band and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate from American University and was a trademark examiner for the U.S. government. He is survived by Harriett "Grace" Stone Dietz ’41, his wife of 58 years; two children and a granddaughter.

Sarah Francis, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Oct. 12. She earned her master’s degree from Middlebury (Vt.) College. She worked for the Wyoming (Pa.) schools for 37 years and the Wyoming Area School District for eight years before her 1974 retirement. Her niece survives.

1942

Doris Wiegan Hopkins, Spokane, Wash., on July 30. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She worked for DuPont at the Hanford Nuclear Plant and retired in 1984 from the Monarch Life Insurance Company. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Three sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.

Evelyn Homewood Seager, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on Jan. 31, 2006. She was a member of Phi Sigma biology honorary at Bucknell. She served as a medical technologist in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII.

Clovis Sleeth, Bradenton, Fla., on Sept. 22. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity at Bucknell. He worked as an automotive dealer. His wife, Eleanor Lindell Sleeth ’41, preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, including John ’64, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a sister.

Ruth Braden McNamee, Ve ro Beach, Fla., on Nov. 19. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Phi Alpha Theta history honorary, Mortar Board national academic honorary, Student Government, L’Agenda and the Debating Club. She served as mayor of Birmingham, Mich., and was elected to five terms in the Michigan Legislature. For many years, she was a member of the American Association of University Women. She was a longtime Bucknell trustee and was serving as trustee emerita. In 1975, she was honored by the Bucknell University Alumni Association with its Service to Humanity Award, given to a graduate whose selfless and caring work and deed benefit society and humankind. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill, and by two children, including Jo Anne McNamee Jancek ’70, and four grandchildren, including Deborah Jancek ’99 and Braden Jancek ’02.

1943

Frances Meachum Galbreath, Bakersfield, Calif., on Oct. 6. She completed nurses training at Frankfort (Pa.) Hospital before coming to Bucknell, and later earned a doctorate from Midwest Bible College. She worked as a nurse for several years. Her husband, William ’48, preceded her in death. Three sons, seven granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and three brothers survive. Eleanor Phillips Ives, Haddon Heights, N.J., on Oct. 9. She was on the staffs of The Bucknellian and L’Agenda. She was a columnist for the newspaper Haddon Heights Happenings for 20 years. Her husband, Nathan, three children and seven grandchildren survive.

Philip Smith, New Albany, Ind., on July 23. He completed his studies at the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science and was a partner in the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home in Elmira, N.Y., for 35 years. His wife, Resta, preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Eunice Eaton Ullman, Swarthmore, Pa., on Oct. 5. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Phi Alpha Theta history honorary. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Ullman Organization for many years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David, and second husband, Robert Graham. She is survived by her brother, stepson, niece and nephew.

Isabelle Kent Warren, Bergen, N.J., on Sept. 11. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Sigma Tau Delta English honorary. She joined the Navy WAVES during WWII, serving as a lieutenant JG and providing translation and coding services for the OSS in Washington, D.C. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth ’44, two children, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.

1944

Florence Fitzcharles Kuhl, Monroe, Pa., on July 17. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She worked for the New Jersey State Department of Education for many years. Paul, her husband of 60 years, survives her, as do two children, including Florence Kuhl Raisig ’69, three grandchildren and two sisters.

Henry Parkin Jr., Narberth, Pa., on June 23. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Emily Seers Parkin ’44, two sons and five grandchildren.

Henry Reed, West Caldwell, N.J., on Nov. 3. He was a member of Chorale, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Navy V-12 program. After basic training in the summer of 1943 at Bucknell, he headed to midshipman’s school at Northwestern University. He graduated and became an ensign, then reported to communications school at Harvard and subsequently received orders to report to the destroyer U.S.S. Buchanan, which was operating in the western Pacific. He served as the communications officer and witnessed the Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasions. The U.S.S. Buchanan had the privilege of transporting Gen. Douglas MacArthur to the signing of the peace agreement on the U.S.S. Missouri. It also carried Admiral Halsey and Admiral Nimitz and was the first destroyer to enter Tokyo Harbor at the end of the war. He established his own insurance agency in 1948 and became president of Askin, Weber and Reed Inc., from which he retired in 1988. He was published on several topics in the field of art. He served on the Bison Club executive committee. He is survived by Mary Ann, his wife of 58 years, daughter Virginia Reed Demoreuille ’73, son Robert ’72, and five grandchildren.

1945

Arthur Ivey, Vero Beach, Fla., on July 8. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He earned his juris doctor degree at Harvard and was a founding partner of Ivey, Barnum and O’Mara. He is survived by his wife, Ann, four children, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his brother, Curtis ’52.

Delia Edel Ruff, Moorestown, N.J., on Aug. 30. She was involved in L’Agenda, Concern and Action, Cap and Dagger and Theta Alpha Phi dramatic honorary. She taught at Collingswood High School for several years before joining New Jersey Wire Stitching Machine Company of Camden, where she served as an office manager for more than 40 years. Her husband, Raymond ’47, preceded her in death. She is survived by two children, including Barbara Ruff McColl ’72, four grandchildren and a brother.

1946

Elizabeth Gardner Foreman, Hornell, N.Y., on July 17. After graduating, she completed a year-long fellowship in medical laboratory technology at Buffalo General Hospital, then worked as a certified medical technologist at several hospitals. Her husband, Arthur, four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive her.

Frank Strickland, Langhorne, Pa., on Aug. 29. He was a member of Chorale, Kappa Sigma fraternity and the wrestling team. As an alumnus, he served in several Reunion roles, on the Bucknell Club Committee and on the Board of Trustees. During WWII, he served with the 80th Infantry Division and was wounded twice in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Luxembourg Medal of Freedom. He earned his master’s degree from New York University and spent 37 years as an executive with the General Motors Acceptance Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor "Lee" Dillon Strickland ’46; two daughters, including Susan Strickland Given ’75; and three granddaughters, including Sarah Given ’02.

Frances Boguszewski Suda, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Sept. 26. She did postgraduate work at Wilkes College. She served as secretary-treasurer of Gem Furniture Inc. from 1946 until her 1984 retirement. Her sister, Theresa Boguszewski Stroh ’40, and husband, Emil, preceded her in death. Three children and six grandchildren survive.

1947

Alan Watkins, White Bear Lake, Minn., on Oct. 9. He was in the Navy V-12 program at Bucknell and became a lieutenant JG in the Navy. He worked for 3M International Division until his retirement. He is survived by Jean, his wife of 60 years; two sons, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two siblings.

1948

Eugene Edmunds, Brentwood, Tenn., on July 31. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He later earned a master’s degree from Purdue University. He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during WWII and was recalled into the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the aerospace program at several bases and then as an engineer for the state of Tennessee. Sara, his wife of 61 years, survives him, as do two sons, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Howard Goldberger, Boca Raton, Fla., on Aug. 24. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary. He served in the Army during WWII. He earned his juris doctor from Columbia University and had a 45-year career as a labor attorney. He was also a past president of the labor and employment section of the New Jersey Bar Association. His first wife, Thelma, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Enid, three children, two stepchildren and two grandchildren.

1949

Robert Hammarberg, Bonita Springs, Fla., on July 22. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and played football. He served in the Army as a medic during WWII and later earned a master’s from Seton Hall. He was the chair of the science department at Wall (N.J.) High School until his retirement, and also co-owned Neptune’s Holiday Motel. His wife, Nancy, two sons and three grandchildren survive.

Raymond Livingston, Valley Cottage, N.Y., on Oct. 9. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Army during WWII, as a first lieutenant in the 17th Signal Operations Battalion, and landed on Omaha Beach four days after D-Day. He spent his career in insurance as a salesman and executive with Liberty Mutual, Allstate and his own company, Gildersleeve Insurance. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, five children, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two siblings.

Wesley Nilson, Marlboro, N.Y., on July 26. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta fraternity. He did postgraduate work at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Stevens Tech and Iona College and worked as an advisory engineer at United Nuclear Corp. His brother, Ralph ’51, survives.

Victor Patoski, Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 13. He joined the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet and was trained in advanced night attack combat and taking off from and landing F4U Corsair fighter bombers on aircraft carriers. He worked as a design engineer at Convair, later General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin, helping to design bombers and jets. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, two children and two grandchildren.

Virginia Wier Thomas, Palm Beach, Fla., on July 2. She was a member of Concern and Action, Cap and Dagger, student government and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her husband, Clair ’44, preceded her in death, after 55 years of marriage. She is survived by two children and a sister.

1950

Michael Kitsock, Orwigsburg, Pa., on Sept. 27. He served in the Army in WWII and earned the Europe-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, two Bronze Battle Stars, a WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He completed his bachelor’s at the University of Rhode Island and also earned a master’s from the University of Scranton. He worked for United Delco as a district manager, then as a regional representative for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Andrew Lewis from 1981-90. He published a book, Sin of a Nation, based on his WWII experiences. His wife, Florence, preceded him in death. Three children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four siblings survive.

Bernice Vittum Rosenberry, Annapolis, Md., on Oct. 14. During WWII, she worked at the Naval Research Laboratory, where she met her husband, William ’47. She was honored in 2006 for her 50-year membership in the Severn (Md.) Town Club. In addition to her husband, four children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother survive.

1951

Ronald Keller, Wernersville, Pa., on Oct. 7. He was a member of the band and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Bucknell. He served in the Army during WWII. He earned a master of divinity degree from the Theological Seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pa. Elmo, his wife of 51 years, survives, as do two children, a grandson and a sister.

Donald Millett, Lewisburg, Pa., on Aug. 12. He served in the Army during WWII and retired as a research and development supervisor at H. Warshow and Sons after more than 30 years of service. Jean, his wife of 54 years, preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

1953

Carl Cording, West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 19. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and served on the Interfraternity Council. His first wife, Deborah, preceded him in death after 35 years of marriage, as did a son, Rick. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, five children and a sister.

1954

John Tredennick, Johnstown, Pa., on July 15. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon after graduating from Temple University School of Medicine. He was a general practitioner for several years, then completed his ophthalmology residency and spent many years in private practice in that field. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children, a brother, and sister, Barbara Tredennick Bretz ’52.

1955

Richard Linkins, Arlington, Va., on Feb. 12, 2006. He worked as a commercial real estate appraiser for more than 40 years. His wife, Margaret Ferguson Linkins ’56, preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, including Linda ’77, his sister, a niece and a nephew.

1956

Ronald Hendricks, Coopersburg, Pa., on Oct. 5. He was active in student government, intramurals and ROTC and was a member of the Bison football team and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He retired as a supervisor for AT&T. He is survived by Brenda, his wife of 46 years; two children; two grandchildren and three siblings.

Betty Lu Morgan MS’61, Harrisburg, Pa., on July 27. She was involved in student government, L’Agenda, the politics club and Phi Alpha Theta history honorary. She earned a second master’s and a doctorate in counseling education from Penn State. She worked in the Williamsport and Loyalsock (Pa.) school districts and for the National Security Agency. She retired as dean of students at Shippensburg University. She is survived by her brother, three nieces and nephews and four great-nephews.

1958

Kenneth Huntingdon Jr., Hot Springs, Ark., on Aug. 1. He was a member of Chorale, the psychology club, Delta Phi Alpha German honorary and Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honorary. He earned a juris doctorate from Washington and Lee University, then served in the Air Force JAG Corps for six years, including a tour in Vietnam, during which he received the Bronze Star. He practiced law in Ohio for 35 years and founded Ohio Real Estate Title in 1973. His wife, Deborah, preceded him in death, as did his uncle, Miles ’28. His daughter, Betsy, survives.

1959

Bruce Hutchinson, Hartford, Conn., on Sept. 24. He was a member of the cheerleading and swim teams, Cap and Dagger, ROTC, Theta Alpha Phi dramatic honorary and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was a self-employed accountant for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dee, two daughters and six grandchildren.

1962

Warren Grill, Clinton, N.J., on Sept. 5. He was a member of the track and field team, ROTC, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Interfraternity Council. He was a consultant with Meridian Consulting Group. He is survived by three children, including Emily ’92, four grandchildren and three siblings.

1965

Harry West Jr., Houston, Texas, on Oct. 4. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry and Tau Beta Pi engineering honoraries. He earned his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He had an extensive career in the areas of chemical process/safety analysis, environmental assessment and regulatory compliance for the petroleum, natural gas, chemical and water industries in consulting and scholarly roles. He is survived by his wife, Georgell; two children, a step-daughter, a granddaughter and two siblings.

1967

Brian Donerly, Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 15. He was a member of The Bucknellian’s staff. He served in Vietnam, then completed two master’s degrees and his juris doctorate at the University of Florida. He spent most of his legal career in the public defender’s offices in Hillsborough and Pinellas (Fla.) counties. He is survived by his wife, son, sister and uncle.

Lynn Bogert Paxton, Boonton, N.J., on Aug. 12. She served on student government and the Panhellenic Council and was a member of Theta Kappa Chi. Survivors include her husband, William ’67, and sister, Jean Bogert Coleman ’72.

1994

Kimberly Dippo, Minneapolis, Minn., on March 20. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority, the Economics Society and numerous honorary societies. She earned her medical degree from New York University and was working at Boynton Health Services when she passed away. She is survived by her parents.

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Edith Womer Reichard, Wyndmoor, Pa., on May 17. She was a sister of Kappa Delta and member of Phi Eta Sigma honorary at Bucknell. She was an elementary school teacher for eight years. Herbert, her husband of 53 years, preceded her in death. Her two children, three grandchildren and a great-grandson survive.

1931
Marjorie Budd Hibler, Newark, N.J., on May 17. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority. She spent many years teaching in the Washington Township, Morris County schools. Her husband, Lewis, preceded her in death; three children, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren survive.
Elfred Jones, Wayne, N.J., on Nov. 11, 2005.

1934
Clavin Fisher, West Simsbury, Conn., on July 22. He was a member of the Bison track and field team, Delta Mu Delta business honorary and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the Navy during WWII, as the naval communications liaison officer on Army troop transports. He earned a master's in business administration from New York University and was employed by Aetna Life and Casualty for 37 years, retiring in 1974. He published several short stories and novels for children and was a weekly history columnist for the Farmington Valley Herald. His work also appeared in Bucknell World. His wife, Elizabeth Murray Fisher '35, preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and sister Virginia Fisher Vogel '40.

Pauline Light, Indialantic, Fla., on March 21. She was a retired certified public accountant for Cooper and Lybrand in NYC. She is survived by several cousins.

1936
Jessie Parkinson Spear, Hartford, Conn., on June 24. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority. She earned her doctorate from the Yale School of Medicine in 1948 and was director of maternal and child health care at the Burgdorf's Health Center in Hartford. Her husband, Norman, preceded her in death; their two daughters survive.

1938
Kenneth Dickie, Northumberland, Pa., on May 3. He was a first lieutenant in the Army during WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater. He worked as an engineer and patented several manufacturing processes and equipment. He is survived by two cousins.

1939
Adelaide Delluva MA'40, Philadelphia, Pa., on May 31. She earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1946 and went to work there as an instructor of biochemistry. She was named assistant professor in 1954 and in 1978 became full professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine's department of animal biology, which she joined in 1969. She also served as associate dean of student affairs from 1979-87 and was named professor emerita in 1988. She is survived by her sister-in-law.

Ruth Wohlsen Howry, Willow Street, Pa., on July 4. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority. She worked for 11 years as an office manager for Farmer's Supply Company. She is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

1941
John Cronk, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C., on July 1. He was involved in band, Chorale and the tennis team. He was retired from Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. His wife, Gloria, a son and two brothers preceded him in death. His daughter, two grandsons and a great-granddaughter survive.

Peter Minck Jr., Saddle River, N.J., on April 19. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned his doctorate from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and served in the Army Medical Corp. He was a founder of the Valley Hospital and on its staff for 49 years. He was president of its medical staff and spent 10 years in its orthopedic outpatient clinic. He is survived by his wife, Lois, three children and five grandchildren.

1942
Mary Whitten, Philadelphia, Pa., on May 27. She was a member of Delta Mu Delta business honorary, Mu Phi Epsilon music honorary and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is survived by her brother and several nieces and nephews.

1943
Kenneth Baserman, Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 19, 2005. He played basketball and was involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society. He had a 45-year career with Sperry/Univac, working as a field engineer, then program manager and director of engineering. His wife, Natalie, preceded him in death after 56 years of marriage. He is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and a brother.

Dorothy Grounds Matthews, Hollidaysburg, Pa., on April 16. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She spent her career with several social agencies, including Child Welfare, Head Start and Family and Children Services, retiring in 1987. Her husband, son and sister preceded her in death; she is survived by five children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

1945
John Baker, Eugene, Ore., on June 20. He was involved in Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Concern and Action, and played baseball. He retired as president of Baker Computer Accounting. He is survived by his wife, Helen Koons Baker.

Martha Sober Davis, Lewisburg, Pa., on June 23. She was an executive secretary for General Electric for 42 years. Her husband, Eugene, and sister, Margaret Sober '34, preceded her in death. She is survived by two siblings, including Charles Sober '39, a niece, a nephew and several grandnephews, grandnieces and great-grandnieces.

1946
Janice Ubil Fischer MA'48, Salisbury Township, Pa., on July 1. She was a member of Chorale and Phi Alpha Theta history honorary. She taught seventh and eighth grades in Watsontown and at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Salisbury Township. She is survived by her husband, Alvin '49, with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 4; three children, including Douglas '77; five grandchildren and a sister.

1947
Edwin Bacon, Mannington, N.J., on April 26. He was a member of Chorale and Delta Upsilon fraternity. He worked for E.I. DuPont for four years before enrolling at Bucknell, and then enlisted in the Naval Air Force during WWII after completing two years of college. After his service, he completed his degree, and later earned a master's from the University of Delaware. He was a vice-principal and superintendent for several schools before finishing his career at the Camden County Technical and Vocational School. Alice, his wife of 63 years, and his brother, Herbert, survive him.

Milton Jaques, Edgewater, Md., on Aug. 9. He was a member of The Bucknellian, Concern and Action, and Sigma Tau Delta and Pi Delta Epsilon honoraries. He worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and the Harrisburg Patriot-News before serving in the Army during the Korean War. He returned to the Patriot-News briefly after the war, then moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where he continued his reporting career until 1983. He then began the National News Speakers Bureau, an agency that handles media personnel in speaking engagements, and served as president until his death. He was a 50-year member of the National Press Club and a 30-year member of the Gridiron Club, an organization of working and retired journalists. He is survived by Frances, his wife of 54 years; three children; a brother, Paul '53; a sister, Jeanne Jaques Inman '52; and three grandchildren.

1948
Jeanne Ralka Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 29. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and a member of Delta Phi Alpha German honorary. She worked for several fine jewelry retailers in the Cincinnati area before retiring. She is survived by two sons, a granddaughter and a brother.

1949
Elizabeth Smith Day, West Haven, Conn., in May. She earned a master's in nursing from Yale University and spent many years in that field. She was vice president of the Connecticut state Department of Nursing and treasurer of the Yale School of Nursing. Her daughter survives.

William Wickerham, Pleasant Hills, Pa., on April 27. He played basketball and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War and later in the Naval Reserve. He flew PBYs, PBMs and helicopters and retired as a lieutenant commander and naval aviator. After the service, he worked for National Tube and U.S. Steel. His brothers, Earl Jr. '43 and John '48, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, two children and two grandchildren.

1951
Leonard Egee, Island Heights, N.J., on June 9. He served in the Navy for two years as an aviation machinist mate and aerial gunner. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He led the process equipment division for Komline-Sanderson Engineering. He was also a lifelong sailing enthusiast, winning numerous races and awards and serving several clubs. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 46 years; three children, including David '89; six grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth Egee Dinsmore '42.

Audrey Nicodemus Eubanks, Atlanta, Ga., on May 28. She was involved in The Bucknellian, L'Agenda, Student Government and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her father, Roy Nicodemus '25, and sister, Shirley Nicodemus White '49, preceded her in death; she is survived by her husband, William, three children, three grandsons, a sister and a brother, Robert Nicodemus '58.

Theodore Hackman, Largo, Fla., on April 15. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and a member of Delta Phi Alpha German honorary. He served in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War, then spent 40 years as a psychiatric social worker with Community Services of New York. Rosalie, his wife of 52 years, survives him, as do two sons and a granddaughter.

1952
Charlotte Weber Lamson, South Berwick, Maine, on May 5. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and involved in Cap and Dagger, Christian Fellowship and L'Agenda. She worked for the U.S. Steel Corp.-Fairless Works during its startup operation in Trenton, N.J., then was secretary to the vice president of the University of New Hampshire. She retired in 1994 as the bookkeeper for SAD 35. She is survived by Bradley, her husband of 53 years, three children and seven grandchildren.

Allen May, Lawrenceville, N.J., on June 12. He was active in L'Agenda, Cap and Dagger and Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honorary.

William Palfey Sr., Conyngham, Pa., on May 1. He served in the 84th Infantry Division in WWII, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge, among others. He worked for Tung-Sol, which became Wagner Electric, managing several manufacturing plants until his 1987 retirement. He also served as president of the Wilkes-Barre Township School Board for four years and taught kinematics at Penn State-Hazleton for a year. He is survived by his wife, Apolonia Kostick, six children and 11 grandchildren.

1953
Barbara Booth Ruscher, Crozet, Va., on June 7. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She worked at Sperry Gyroscope in Long Island, N.Y., and retired in 1981 from Albemarle Medical Associates, where she had been office manager. She is survived by her husband, Thomas '50, four sons, six grandchildren and a sister.

1954
Lee Idleman, Madison, N.J., on June 26. He was a manager for the football team, and was a member of Delta Mu Delta business honorary and Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. He had a 40-year career on Wall Street, beginning in 1957 with Merrill Lynch. He was a former Chair of the Bucknell Board of Trustees, on which he served for 24 years. He also was a member of the Bison Club Executive Committee for nine years and chaired the presidential search committee in 1984. He established the Idleman Family Scholarship in 1986.  He received the Bucknell Alumni Association Award for Loyalty and Service to the University in 1994 and the Bison Club Award in 1992. This fall he will receive the Stephen W. Taylor medal posthumously in honor of his extraordinary service to Bucknell. His wife, Sue, and three children, including Christopher '86, survive.
Robert O'Neill, York, Pa., on April 21.

Janet Geller Pangburn, West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 19. She was involved in L'Agenda, The Bucknellian, Cap and Dagger and Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was also a Sigma Chi sweetheart. She worked at the Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach for several years. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James '54; three children, including Wendy '78; six grandchildren and a sister, Lynne Geller Mandakas '59.

Pearl Hamilton Peck, Walpole, N.H., on May 10. She worked as a research chemist at the Atomic Energy Commission and for Merck Co. in radioactive isotope research. She was later a substitute teacher. She is survived by her husband, Eldred, two children and two grandchildren.

1955
Nancy Thurnall Meyer, Long Beach, Calif., on May 13. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Christian Fellowship, L'Agenda, Ski Club, WVBU and intramural sports. She earned a master's degree from the University of Southern California and was a teacher for many years, continuing to serve as a substitute after her retirement. She is survived by her husband, William, four children, four grandchildren and her sister, Marianne Thurnall Laffy '52.

1956
Prentiss Owens, Milton, Pa., on June 5. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War as a radioman first class and graduated from the aeronautical instrument school in Tulsa, Okla. He was a maintenance supervisor at TRW, retiring in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Jane, three children and five grandchildren.

1957
Douglas Hoffman, Bangkok, Thailand, on April 25. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and played baseball. He served in the Army as a first lieutenant, then worked as an aeronautics engineer for the former Boeing Vertol helicopter division. He later joined the ExxonMobil Corporation as senior safety engineer. He is survived by his adopted son and two siblings.

1958
Elizabeth Ziegler Olson, Columbus, Ohio, on May 19. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and in the band. She completed her bachelor's at the New York Hospital-Cornell School of Nursing and later earned a master's from the Ohio State University. She retired in 1999 from the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital. She is survived by her mother, three children, six grandchildren, one great-grandson, and two sisters, Joanna Ziegler Page '60 and Miriam Ziegler '67.

1959
Dorothy "Dotty" Boice Marsden, Lexington, N.C., on May 28. She was involved in Concern and Action, Student Government, Symphony Orchestra, Pi Delta Epsilon journalism honorary and L'Agenda. She earned her master's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked as a social worker in Guilford County, N.C. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bud, four children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.

1962
William LeCates, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 3. He was on the basketball and track and field teams and also was involved in student government and the Society of Physics Students. He served in the Navy as a nuclear weapons officer in the submarine service during the Vietnam War. He later earned his juris doctor from Dickinson School of Law and was a member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is survived by his wife, Gail, two children, six grandchildren and four brothers, including Byron '55, Edward  '67 and Robert '51.

Virginia Watkins, Dover, Pa., on June 1. She was involved in The Bucknellian, L'Agenda, Chorale and Student Government. She received her doctorate in romance languages from Case Western Reserve University and taught at the University of Delaware. She was a retired real estate agent. She is survived by a brother, aunt and several nieces and nephews.

1964
Martha Odell Pelle, Stockbridge, Mass., on June 23. She was a member of the synchronized swimming team. She completed her degree at Danbury (Conn.) State College. She taught first grade for three years, and owned and operated two nursery schools for several years. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael, two daughters and two grandchildren.

1967
Henry McCormick Jr., Portland, Maine, on June 14. He was involved in Cap and Dagger. He worked at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC with theater legends Rex Harrison, Claudette Colbert and Tennessee Williams. He worked as a masseur and for Williams-Sonoma on the West Coast before moving to Maine. He is survived by his mother, father, stepmother, uncle, two siblings and two nephews.

1970
George Garbutt, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., on Aug. 1. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was on the track and field team. "He held the school shot put record for ten years and still has the sixth longest toss in school history." He was president of Garbutt Realtors Inc and a real estate mediator. His wife, Janis, two children and two brothers survive.

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1930
Virginia Hall M'35, Middletown, N.Y., on March 27. She was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary. She started her career in teaching, then worked in defense plants during WWII and finally spent 25 years as an underwriter for the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. She is survived by several cousins.

Geraldine Spurr M'38, Lewisburg, Pa., on March 7. She was a career educator and retired from the Milton schools in 1973 as administrator of pupil personnel services. That year, she received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Milton Evening Standard. Her brother Charles '35 preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, a brother, George '42, and several nieces and nephews.

1932
Frances Davison Dawson, Pleasanton, Calif., on March 31. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her two sons survive.

1934
Marie Peters Nikodem, Clifton, N.J., on Feb. 20. She was a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Phi Mu sorority. She was a business teacher and then an executive secretary for Clifton Metal Products for 25 years. Her husband, Walter '34, preceded her in death.

1937
Beverly Jones Henderson, Orange City, Fla., on Dec. 28, 2005. She was involved in Cap and Dagger and L'Agenda. She spent many years as a high school English teacher, retiring in 1987. She was a former columnist for the Trentonian (N.J.). Her son, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.

1939
Lewis Coren, Horsham, Pa., on March 11. He was involved in student government at Bucknell. He served in the Army during WWII, earned his law degree from Temple University and spent several years in private law practice. His wife, Ann, predeceased him; his daughter, Myra, two sisters and a brother survive.

Spencer Reitz, Vero Beach, Fla., on July 3, 2005. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He later earned a bachelor's from the University of Michigan and a master's from MIT. He retired from the Navy after 28 years of service with the rank of captain and later worked for General Dynamics.

1941
Clara Alston Wagner, Newark, N.J., on April 5. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Chorale, Concern and Action, student government and Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned her master's from Glassboro State College and taught for 21 years. She is survived by Walter, her husband of 56 years, sons Walter Jr. '76 and John, a brother and four grandchildren.

1942
Daniel Collinson, Virginia Beach, Va., on March 13. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho. He earned his doctorate from Jefferson Medical College and served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. Helen, his wife of 53 years, preceded him in death, as did a daughter and four siblings. Four children, including Daniel '75, Helen '75 and Dana '69, and 10 grandchildren survive.

Frederick Fahringer Jr., San Marcos, Texas, on March 26. He joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and played on the Bison football and basketball teams until his senior year, when he joined the Air Force to serve in WWII. He retired as a command pilot in 1971, then completed his bachelor's, as well as a master's. He was a lecturer at Southwest Texas State University for 25 years while maintaining a private practice. A daughter and a brother preceded him in death. Catherine, his wife of 62 years, a son, a sister, a brother and a cousin, Robert '59, survive.

1943
Nancy Sherrer Rothfuss, Petersburg, Va., on Jan. 8. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Three daughters and three grandchildren survive.

1944
Frank Mendes III, Glendale Springs, N.C., on April 3. He played football, soccer and basketball and was involved in Concern and Action and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, of which he was president. He served in the Navy during WWII, then worked for New Jersey Bell and the DuPont Co. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Smith Mendes '44, two children and a grandson.

1946
Marion Ganard Crossland, Wilmington, Del., on March 12. She spent several years teaching in the Middletown, Del., schools and later as a sales clerk at Pomeroy's. She is survived by Howard, her husband of 57 years; two children; five grandchildren and a brother.

Barbara Jones Laughland, Bedford, Mass., on May 24. She was involved in student government. She published a poetry collection, Moments of Grace, in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Arthur, three children, three stepchildren, three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

Virginia Talley Carlson, Jacksonville, Fla., on April 9. She completed her degree at Illinois College of Applied Science. Her husband of 53 years, William, predeceased her, as did their son, Craig. Her two daughters, four grandchildren and sister survive.

1948
Anne Bailey Messersmith, Lancaster, Pa., on April 11. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honorary and Kappa Delta sorority. Her husband, David '48, preceded her in death, as did their son, Andrew. Two sons, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.

1949
William Davenport Jr., Sparta, N.J., on Feb. 28. He served in the Navy during WWII, starting his printing career as a lithographer on the carrier Shangri-La. After the war, he came to Bucknell, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He spent 40 years as a marketing manager for Photo Product Printing Systems with DuPont and Co. He was named Man of the Year by the Printing Teachers Guild of New York in 1982. His wife, Joan; brother, James '50; stepdaughter, two step-grandchildren, niece and two nephews survive.

Robert Folk, McClure, Pa., on April 14. He served in the Army during WWII and later became a marketing executive for Kaiser Aluminum. In 1959, he went into real estate in California, retiring in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Florine, two children, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.

Finley Keech, Fall River, Mass., on Sept. 24, 2005. He earned degrees from Drew University and Andover Newton Theological Schools and served as a pastor for 50 years. He and his wife, Catherine Lepsch Keech '47, who survives, established the Keech Family Scholarship in 1999 to honor his late father Finley '22, mother Mary Elizabeth Peifer Keech '24 and uncle George Jr. '15. His two children and two brothers also survive.

Donald Mitchell M'50, Venice, Fla., on March 10. He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary. He served in the Army in WWII and spent 40 years working at General Electric. He is survived by three children, two grandchildren, and a nephew, Sheldon Jones '64.

1950
Mary Ann Shimer Mauger, Moscow, Pa., on March 2. She was involved in The Bucknellian, Christian Fellowship, the swim team and Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her parents, Harold '21 and Helen Beck Shimer '21, and brother, Robert Shimer '48, preceded her in death. K. Frederick Mauger '53, her husband of 55 years, survives, as do three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Amy Miers Odell, Erie, Pa., on March 20. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Concern and Action, French Club, Pi Mu Epsilon math honorary and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Survivors include John '50, her husband of 54 years; two children, three grandchildren, including Andrew Potts '06, and a sister.

1951
Randall Bartges, Danville, Pa., on Feb. 23. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and also traveled with the Navy Glee Club. He worked for Merck for 39 years, retiring in 1990. His is survived by May Louise, his wife of 55 years, three children, seven grandchildren and a sister.

1952
Howard Cottingham, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2005. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Robert Hoffman Jr., Primos, Pa., on May 10. He was involved in The Bucknellian, Chorale, Interfraternity Council and Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Marines before coming to Bucknell. He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Terri, four children and nine grandchildren.
John "Bob" Klingman, Deming, N.M., on Dec. 17, 2005. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, then spent several years as a radio operator in the Merchant Marines.

Martin Skavish Jr., Valencia, Pa., on Feb. 22. He was a member of the band and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He earned his master's from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for Mellon Financial Services as an investment banker. His mother, Jean Flanagan Skavish '19, preceded him in death, as did his father. His wife, Nancy, three children and two grandchildren survive.

Gerald Smallwood MS, Williamsport, Pa., on Feb. 28. He served in the Army during WWII, earning a Bronze Star. He earned his bachelor's from Muhlenberg College. He taught in the Selinsgrove school district, then went into private industry with the General Electric Co. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 60 years, three children and seven grandchildren.

1953
Albert "Bud" Bone Jr., Cape Coral, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2005. He was a member of Phi Lambda Theta fraternity. He served in the Army in Korea and went on to work as a senior engineer for Johnson and Johnson. His wife, Ruth, survives.

1954
Dean Gruder, New Orleans, La., on March 5. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and a member of L'Agenda. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, then had a varied career in banking, real estate, retail and advertising, and insurance. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, daughter Elizabeth '79, son Robert, sister Yvonne and three grandchildren.

1955
Edward Adams, Baltimore, Md., on July 18, 2005. He played football and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He completed his degree at the University of South Carolina and was an accounting manager for Apple Ford. His wife, Greta, preceded him in death. His three children, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two sisters survive.

Lucille Smith Ammenheuser, Rochester, N.Y., on July 29, 2005. She was involved in The Bucknellian, L'Agenda, band, Christian Fellowship and Concern and Action. She is survived by three children, a granddaughter and two siblings.

Wayne Hartman MA, Spring Lake Heights, N.J., on March 25. He served in the Army in Tunisia and Italy from 1942-45 and achieved the highest NCO rank of sergeant major. After the war, he received his bachelor's from Ursinus College and, after completing his master's, taught at several high schools. After his 1980 retirement, he continued to lecture at local libraries. He is survived by six children, including Andrew '71, and nine grandchildren.

1957
Chester Molley MA, Shavertown, Pa., on April 13. He earned his bachelor's from Wilkes University and doctorate from Penn State. He served in the Army during WWII as an intelligence reconnaissance scout and was awarded the Purple Heart. He taught in the Dallas (Pa.) school system, at Wilkes and at the State Correctional Institution in the adult education department. He played in the Yankees farm system before entering the service, and afterward, played semi-professionally for the Honey Pot Pirates, managed by his brother-in-law. He and his wife, Margaret, celebrated 50 years of marriage before her passing in 1996. He is survived by several siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews.

John Rotelle Sr., Lower Gwynedd, Pa., on April 1. He was on the football, wrestling and track teams, played intramurals and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. After graduation, he joined the family business Rotelle Inc., a frozen food distributor. His first wife, Dolores Penza Rotelle '56, preceded him in death; his wife, Nancy, three children, six grandchildren and a brother survive.

1958
Donald Slavin, Drexel Hill, Pa., on Feb. 5. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, Concern and Action, and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He worked as a chemist and executive for Sadtler Research Labs in Philadelphia, then joined the faculty of Community College of Philadelphia, where he won awards for his teaching and led the chemistry department to top five status among two-year schools as determined by the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, Janet, two sons and five grandchildren.

1961
Clyde Miller MS, Millersburg, Pa., on March 2. He earned his bachelor's from Mansfield State College and had a career in education, serving as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor and principal. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was inducted into the Shamokin chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his football coaching career. He is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren.

1962
William Danneberg Jr., Rock Hall, Md., on April 8. He was a member of The Bucknellian, Delta Phi Alpha German honorary and Theta Chi fraternity. He spent more than 20 years as vice president of public affairs with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. He is survived by his wife, Louise, daughter Elizabeth Flaim '92, son William III and two grandchildren.

Robert Raker, Warrington, Pa., on Dec. 17, 2005. He was involved in student government. His father, Ned '31, and uncle, John '37, preceded him in death. His wife of 41 years, Louise, survives, as do two children and a sister.

1964
Joan Keenan Sofield, Indialantic, Fla., on Feb. 28. She was involved in Concern and Action, Christian Fellowship and student government. She taught for several years until she became a mother. She is survived by four children, three grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth Neary Sholl '67.

1970
Clayton VanBuskirk, Millerstown, Pa., on Feb. 27. He worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 27 years as a wildlife conservation officer, land management supervisor and director of the Bureau of Land Management. He won several awards for his conservation work. His wife, Christina '70, daughters Betsy '93 and Katherine Oliver '91, three grandchildren, mother, brothers Max '53 and William '77 and two sisters survive.

1972
David Shaffer M'76, Harrisburg, Pa., on Feb. 20. He was a member of the Resident Hall Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He worked for the former AMP, Inc., for most of his career, retiring as development engineering manager of aerospace and government systems. He is survived by his wife, Jill, son and grandson.

1982
Maria Panagakos Nolan, New York, N.Y., on April 7, 2005. She earned her master's in international business and worked for several banks and corporations, lastly Dane Rauscher. She is survived by her husband, Jack, parents and sister.

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1929

Clara Fortner Sweeney, Smethport, N.Y., on Dec. 31. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She spent many years in education, the last 13 at Port Allegany High School. Her husband, Myles, and two siblings preceded her in death. Her three children and five grandchildren survive.

1932

Jane Elrick Fish, Washington, Pa., on Sept. 1. She was a member of Tri-Delta sorority and student government. She was an accountant in the Philadelphia tax department until her 1974 retirement. Her husband, Wayne, and five siblings predeceased her. Two children, six grandchildren and a great-grandson survive.

1933

Phillip Boscarell, West Trenton, N.J., on Feb. 13. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by a son.

Julia Hoffman Beighley, Williamsport, Pa., on Jan. 10. She was involved in Tri-Delta sorority. Her husband, Arthur '34, preceded her in death. Her daughter and son-in-law, Peyton '58 and Frances Beighley McDonald '58, and grandson, Todd McDonald '84, are among the survivors.

1934

Karl Glou, Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 22. He earned a master's in social work from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He spent 28 years working for Vista del Mar, first as an assistant to the director and then as executive director. His parents and sister preceded him in death.

Dorothy Harpster, Lewisburg, Pa., on Jan. 8. She began teaching at the one-room, eight-grade Wetzel School in Gregg Township, Union County, walking seven miles each day. She later taught at Allenwood Elementary and Watsontown's Eighth Street Elementary School. She helped form the West Branch Christian Writers in the 1970s, which has helped many writers publish their works. She is survived by two nieces and two nephews.

1935

Eleanor Romberger Kramer, Middletown, Pa., on Dec. 22. She sang in Chorale, completed her bachelor's at Wilson College and earned her master's from Shippensburg University. She taught for many years and also served as president of the Bucknell Alumni Club of Harrisburg. Her husband, Stewart, and eldest daughter, Ronaele, predeceased her. Survivors include four children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother.

1936

Mildred Rupp Steinhauer, Elizabethtown, Pa., on Feb. 16. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and student government. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Galland, Steinhauer and Repa Insurance Company. Her husband, William '36, preceded her in death; three sons, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive.

John Mills MS '46, Wyoming, Pa., on Dec. 22. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry honorary society. He served in the Army during WWII, stationed in the Pacific Theater. He worked in the Wyoming Area School District for 43 years, 29 as a teacher at the Tenth St. School and 14 as a supervisor of elementary education. Two brothers preceded him in death. His wife, Josephine, brother and three nephews survive.

1937

Herbert Bower, Elverson, Pa., on Jan. 1. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served an apprenticeship with Fairchilds in NYC and became a licensed embalmer on the Army troop ship Cristobel during WWII. He worked for IBM and Burroughs until his retirement and was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, May; three children; two stepchildren; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; a brother, Franklin '33; a cousin, Emma Walters '36 and a niece, Marsha Glover '70.

1938

Robert Mayock, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 30. He was a member of Cap and Dagger, Alpha Phi Omega and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency there. He served in the Army for two years and cared for soldiers who returned from the Korean War with tuberculosis, from which he also had suffered. He dedicated his career to pulmonary medicine, founding one of the nation's first modern pulmonary divisions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He established one of the first two-year fellowship training programs in pulmonary medicine there, and it became a model for other academic centers. He also served as chief at the Philadelphia General Hospital and founded the School of Respiratory Therapy there. Connie, his wife of 56 years, survives him, as do three children and five grandchildren.

1939

Daniel Wilkinson, Myrtle Beach, S.C., on March 6. While at Bucknell, he was a brother of Delta Upsilon frat­ernity. Survivors include his wife, Snowe; brother, Theodore '40; and niece, Anne Milner '68.

1940

Harry Wenner, Morris Plains, N.J., on Jan. 23. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and won three football letters, playing on the last Bison team to defeat Penn State. He earned a master's from NYU and a doctorate from the Teachers College of Columbia University. He taught biology and coached football at West Orange High School, then became assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in that school district before being appointed superintendent of schools in the Mountain Lakes School District. He served in the same position in the Morristown School Districts and was instrumental in the merger of that district with Morris Township to form the present Morris School District. He is survived by Jeanne '40, his wife of 65 years; two sons, including Richard '67; five grandchildren, including Elisabeth '95; and a great-grandchild.

Percy Jones, Sterling, Va., on Feb. 3. He served in the Army during WWII, navigating B29s in the Pacific Theater. He later earned two master's degrees from George Washington University and continued his career in the Air Force. His second career was as assistant dean of business administration at American University and Trinity College. His wife, Helen '40, died after 61 years of marriage, and daughter Tracey also predeceased him. He is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Harriette Hamilton Lutz, Glenmoore, Pa., on June 13, 2005. She was a member of Cap and Dagger and Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is survived by a son and a daughter.

Joseph Grieco, Jersey Shore, Pa., on Jan. 2. He won two football letters, also playing in the 1938 win over Penn State, and was a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He spent a year playing semi-pro football for the Paterson, N.J., Panthers. During WWII, he served for three years in the Army, was wounded in the European Theater and received a Purple Heart. He spent many years as a financial advisor, the last 10 with Janney Montgomery and Scott. He was the 1965 Jersey Shore Citizen of the Year. His wife, Madgeline, preceded him in death, as did six siblings; two children, three grandchildren and a sister survive.

1941

L. Edward "Duke" Dueger, Lewisburg, Pa., on Feb. 5. He played baseball, basketball and football for the Bison and was president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Sperry Gyroscope Co. for more than 40 years. His wife, Virginia '38, preceded him in death after 58 years of marriage. He is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

1943

George Callenberger, Hughesville, Pa., on Nov. 4. He was on the staffs of The Bucknellian and L'Agenda and in student government. He served in the Army during WWII, with the 82nd Airborne as a physician. He earned his doctorate from Temple University School of Medicine and had a 30-year career in private general medical, obstetrical and pediatric practice. He also served as the Hughesville High School doctor for 15 years and as an emergency room physician at the Williamsport Hospital. He is survived by Virginia, his wife of more than 60 years; daughter Janet Chiao '71; two grandchildren; a nephew, whom he raised; and three brothers, including Kenneth '46.

1944

N. Arthur "Art" Adamson, San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 6. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary society. He spent most of his professional life working for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., retiring as the chemical plant manager in Orange, Texas. He is survived by Irene '44, his wife of 60 years; four children; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild and nephew, Kenneth '70.

Mary Bennett Shirey, Montoursville, Pa., on Feb. 8. She began her studies at what is now Lycoming College, and went on to teach high school. She also was a caseworker for the Lycoming County Department of Public Assistance. Her husband, Melvin, preceded her in death; daughter Brenda survives.

Clair Thomas Jr., Palm Beach, Fla., on March 7. He was a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Bucknell. He served in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant for three years. After Bucknell, he attended the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Paris and was a member of the law faculty at the University of Paris. At third-generation Equitable Insurance agent, he spent 55 years in the insurance business. A brother, William '43, preceded him in death; another brother, Donald '50, survives, as does his wife of 55 years, Virginia Kay Thomas '49, and their two children.

1945

Dorothy Anderson Colesworthy, North Yarmouth, Maine, on Jan. 13. She was on the staff of The Bucknellian and in Chorale. She completed her bachelor's at Boston University, then joined her father's business, Utilities Distributors Inc., and eventually became its advertising manager. She suffered a stroke in 1981, but that did not prevent her from enjoying activities such as painting, gardening and a hot air balloon ride in 1992. Alfred, her husband of 52 years, survives her, as do their son and five grandchildren.

Catherine Martin Cooke, Chico, Calif., on Nov. 15. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her husband, Raymond '50, preceded her in death. She is survived by five children, including Rebecca Cooke Burgee '68, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Anne "Dixie" Kloss Schnure, Valparaiso, Ind., on Feb. 18. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and a member of the tennis team, L'Agenda staff, Chorale, Band, Cap and Dagger and Theta Alpha Phi dramatic honorary society. She assisted in local war efforts during WWII and later served as national recruiting and sponsorship alumnae chair for Tri-Delta. She is survived by husband William '44; four children, including son Frederick '70; siblings-in-law Frederick '42, Elise '45, Robert '40 and Annabel '40; nephews Wilmer '66 and Robert '69; nieces Barbara '72 and Dorothy '75 and Christine Dotterer '70; and six grandchildren, including Katherine '04.

1947

Mathias "Matty" Erieg, Little Silver, N.J., on Feb. 25. He was a member of the band and Sigma Chi fraternity, and also in the Navy V-12 program. During WWII, he served in the Marine Corps "Famous Fighting" Fourth Marine Division and was part of the invasion of Iwo Jima. He was a special agent with the FBI for 14 years, then spent 18 years as national loss prevention manager with UPS and six years as corporate director of security for Engelhard Corporation. He also owned and operated car washes during his retirement years. His wife, Mary; son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter survive.

1948

David Bowler, Newtown Square, Pa., on Dec. 22. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and Tau Beta Pi and Pi Mu Epsilon honoraries. He served in the Navy as a radio dispatcher in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He earned his master's from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate from Princeton University. While teaching at Bucknell, he met Marjorie Cressey, who was assistant dean of women; they were married in 1955. He spent many years on the faculty of Swarthmore College and as a borough councilman there. Marjorie, two children and three grandchildren survive him.

John Clark, Shaker Heights, Ohio, on Nov. 24. He was on the staffs of The Bucknellian and L'Agenda and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Delta Epsilon honor societies and Phi Lambda Theta fraternity. He also founded the campus Christian Association and designed its membership pin. During WWII, he served as chief petty officer at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory and at the Naval Research Laboratory. He had started at Bucknell before the war, and completed his degree after his service. He spent 46 years in the private sector as an engineer and advertising account executive. He is survived by Jerine, his wife of 61 years; four daughters; three grandchildren and three sisters, including Dorothy Parish '51 and E.C. Haynie '53.

Albert Yannelli Sr., Jupiter, Fla., on Dec. 26. He was involved in student government and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and won two football letters, once holding the NCAA rushing record for longest run from scrimmage. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII, commissioned as a second lieutenant. After the service, he spent his career as an entrepreneur and earned a master's from the University of Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Tecla; two children; four grandchildren and a brother.

1949

Clarence Crow, Lewisburg, Pa., on Dec. 18. He graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College in 1934 and taught school until WWII, when he joined the Army as a technical sergeant in the 336th Quartermaster Depot Group. He was in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He had a 25-year career as an accountant with Pennsylvania House. His wife, Helen, preceded him in death, as did two brothers. His son, Edward, survives him.

William Daly, Charlottesville, Va., on Jan. 9. He played baseball for the Bison and was active in The Bucknellian, student government and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a corporal in England. He was a founding partner in Daly, Goetz and Gallagher Inc. in Garden City, N.Y., where he also was honored as Citizen of the Year in 1980. His daughter, Sharon Daly Linebrink '66, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gloria; three children; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

June Ruhl Camac, Littlestown, Pa., on Jan. 17. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, and as an alumna, was active in the alumni and athletic associations here. She worked as an Adams County Social Service director. Her husband, Robert '49, preceded her in death. Three children and four grandchildren survive.

Marilyn Mitchell Rollins MS, Montpelier, Vt., on Jan. 28. She was a member of Tri-Delta sorority and earned her bachelor's from Skidmore College and a certificate from Katharine Gibbs School in NYC. She worked at Bucknell, Amherst College, the Educational Testing Service, the Department of the Army at the Pentagon, the Cleveland Institute of Music and finally the state of Vermont until her 1984 retirement. Her husband, William '44, a son, two granddaughters and a sister survive.

1950

Albert Brunner, Beaufort, S.C., on Nov. 11. He attended The Citadel in 1942, prior to his service in the Army during WWII. He was held as a prisoner of war in Germany. He attended Bucknell following the war and was a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. He worked for Weston Instruments and owned a retail/wholesale flower business. After moving to Beaufort, he served as its superintendent of parks and city horticulturist. His wife, Charlotte, preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Barrett Caldwell, Akron, Ohio, on May 22, 2005. He served in the Army in WWII and worked for many years as a CPA for Touche, Ross and Company. He is survived by his daughter, three stepchildren and five grandchildren.

Allan Dehls, Dataw Island, S.C., on Jan. 4. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was president of Benzol Products in Newark, N.J., and served on the board of education, planning and zoning boards and as a Little League coach. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, five children, including Jim '73, and 12 grandchildren, including Courtney Bedford '05.

Elaine Hallock, Ocean Grove, N.J., on June 19, 2005. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Concern and Action, Chorale, the Association of Sociology Students, swimming and diving, and Alpha Phi sorority. She is survived by her brother, John '54.

Arthur Johns, Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 29. During WWII, he served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps, 32nd Air Engineering Squadron, stationed in Alaska. He was a crew chief on a B-17. He spent 25 years as a staff engineer at the General Cigar Co., retiring in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geraldine; two sons, a granddaughter, a sister, Lois Keiter '44 and a cousin, David Shade '59.

Stanley Pauls, South Plainfield, N.J., on March 22. Before coming to Bucknell, he served in the Army during WWII, stationed in France and Germany. He worked for Merck Pharmaceutical for 35 years, retiring in 1987 as director of engineering. His brother, Lawrence '60, preceded him in death. His wife, Nancy, 10 children and 20 grandchildren survive.

1951

Thomas Daniels, East Brunswick, N.J., on Jan. 31. He was involved in Concern and Action, Christian Fellowship and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He earned a master's from Columbia University, then worked for Merck and Co. and for Nu-Tex Corp. He is survived by Carla, his wife of 40 years; three sons, including Jeff '89; four grandchildren and a sister.

Donald Hauk, Wilmingon, Del., on June 21, 2005. He was in Delta Upsilon fraternity. He served in the Army in WWII and the Korean War. His parents and a brother preceded him in death. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 52 years; two children; five grandchildren; one great-grandson and a brother.

Donald Snyder MS, Wilmington, Del., on June 10, 2005. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served as a sergeant in the 157th Combat Engineers. He spent 34 years with DuPont Company, retiring in 1984 as a financial analyst. His wife, Nancy, predeceased him; three children, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and four siblings survive.

Anne Schweiker Woods, Rydal, Pa., on Oct. 9. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, student government, L'Agenda and Association of Sociology Students and was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta honoraries and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her mother, Anna Stewart Schweiker '24; aunt, Sara Reese Kost '28 and uncle, Theodore Heysham Jr. '25, preceded her in death, as did her husband, John. She is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, sister Shirley Fagan '49 and nephews Scott '79 and Bruce Strasburg '75. She was the sister of former Pennsylvania Gov. Richard Schweiker.

William Schaffner MS '53, Harrisburg, Pa., on Jan. 11. He was a member of the French Club, band, chorale and symphony orchestra and in Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He later served on the Association for the Arts board and as president of the Harrisburg Alumni Club. He did additional work at Penn State, Temple, Lebanon Valley and Shippensburg with a certification in guidance. He spent 25 years teaching in the Harrisburg School District, chairing the English department of Edison Junior High and founding its FTA club. He is survived by several cousins.

1952

Joan Jacobsen, Bridgewater, N.J., on Jan. 29. She was a member of Cap and Dagger, the L'Agenda staff and Phi Mu sorority. She worked in advertising for Benton and Bowles and Young and Rubican in NYC until 1957, when she decided to become a portrait artist. She maintained a studio in her home and also gave private lessons. She is survived by four cousins.

Robert "Mal" Sinclair, Duncannon, Pa., on Jan. 24. He played baseball and football for the Bison and also participated in The Bucknellian, L'Agenda, intramurals and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He earned his master's from Fordham University. He served in the Army and spent 30 years as an English teacher in the Long Island, N.Y., public schools. His wife, Joan, preceded him in death; a daughter, three grandchildren and his twin sister survive.

James "Smokey" Ostendarp, Amherst, Mass., on Dec. 15. He was a member of student government and the Bison football team (his single-game rushing record of 211 yards against NYU stood for 27 years at Bucknell), and went on to play for the New York Giants and Montreal Alouettes. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, 504th PIR in Europe; he also quarterbacked the 7th Army football team. He earned a master's in counseling from Columbia University. He began his coaching career at Bucknell before taking positions at Williams College, Cornell University and Amherst College, where he was professor of athletics and head football coach for 33 years. He earned numerous coaching honors, served as American Football Coaches Association president and was named to the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981. The James E. Ostendarp Professorship was established at Amherst in 1989 by former students and colleagues. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Reidinger Ostendarp '53; seven children, including James '80 and Teresa '77; and four grandchildren.

Richard Taft, Parsippany, N.J., on Jan. 17. He was involved in Phi Lambda Theta fraternity. During the Korean War, he served in the Army and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. He spent 41 years as a member of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., and was involved in the Telestar Program, the first communications satellite put into orbit and the AMPS Project, a precursor of the modern cellular telephone network. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. His three children, three grandchildren and a companion survive.

Joan Gibbons Wilson, Arlington, Va., on Dec. 17. She was involved in Cap and Dagger, Christian Fellowship, Phi Sigma biology honorary and Phi Mu sorority. She had a long career in education, teaching mathematics and sewing in Washington, D.C.-area schools. She is survived by George '49, her husband of 50 years; two children, including son James '81 and three grandchildren.

1953

John Laird, Berkeley, N.J., on Nov. 13. He was involved in Chorale, men's tennis and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He served in the Army during the Korean War, then spent 20 years working as a heavy equipment operator with Local 825. His wife and son preceded him in death; his daughter, brother, sister and two grandchildren survive.

Leonard Moore, Frenchville, Pa., on Oct. 8. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He served in the Marine Corps and spent his career in highway engineering.

Harvey Sheirr, New York, N.Y., on Dec. 13. He was involved in The Bucknellian, Pi Delta Epsilon journalism honorary and Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was chief copy editor for Bozell Worldwide advertising and a freelance comedy writer. He was preceded in death by a son.

1954

Robert Baughman, Fort Belvoir, Va., on Dec. 21. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and completed his degree at the University of Maryland. He joined the Marines in 1952 and became a pilot two years later. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a fighter pilot and also served in Lebanon and the Dominican Republic. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal, and retired from the Marine Corps in 1982. Julia, his wife of 39 years, preceded him in death. Two children and two brothers survive.

Carl Pfizenmaier III, Gatewood, Conn., on Feb. 17. He played soccer and intramural sports and was a member of The Bucknellian staff, Delta Upsilon fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Concern and Action and student government. He was the retired president and CEO of Tsusaki Hoover Precision Products Inc. Worldwide and president of CCR Products. He had served on the board of directors of several organizations and institutions. The Wall Street Journal recognized him as an outstanding business leader and he was in the International Who's Who for Professional Management. His wife, Dorothy, two children, four grandchildren and a sister, survive him.

William Wanich MS, Benton, Pa., on Jan. 24. He earned his bachelor's degree at Bloomsburg, then served in the Army during WWII, when he was a prisoner of war and earned the rank of captain. He taught at Mansfield High School for 20 years and was an administrator at Mansfield University for 11 years. His first wife, Ruth, preceded him in death, as did a brother and a stepson. His wife, Jean; two children; two stepchildren; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren survive.

1955

Tobias Scarpino MS, Bloomsburg, Pa., on Dec. 17. He earned his bachelor's degree from Kutztown University and his doctorate in education from Penn State University. He taught science and coached baseball at Newmanstown High School for 14 years, leading his team to several county championships. He joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in 1958 and taught in its physics department until his retirement in 1981. Mary, his wife of 63 years, preceded him in death, as did his brother, Frank MS '55. He is survived by two brothers, two children, including Theodore '66; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Edward Skowronski MS, Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 22. He earned his bachelor's from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and also studied at Loyola (Md.) College. He was a long-time teacher, mainly in driver's education, in Maryland schools until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth, three children and two grandchildren.

Eleanor Rugen Single, Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 1. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, president of Sigma Tau Delta English honorary, first clarinet in the orchestra and band, in the Chapel Choir and Mixed Chorus, and served as secretary of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She earned her master's from Georgia State University, taught in DeKalb County High School and was associate professor of English at Perimeter College. She is survived by her husband, Norman '55; three sons; seven grandchildren and two siblings, including Janet Mittelstaedt '63.

1956

Donald "Cy" Miller MS, Lower Paxton Township, Pa., on Feb. 11. He earned his undergraduate degree at Penn State, where he was an All-American in baseball; he played on a Chicago White Sox farm team in Colorado. He also was an Army veteran. He was a guidance counselor in the Central Dauphin School District and a counselor and assistant director of admissions for Harrisburg Area Community College for 25 years. Gloria, his wife of 55 years, survives, as do four children, 10 grandchildren, and two siblings.

Norman Warfel MS, Millersburg, Pa., on Dec. 21. He earned his bachelor's from Shippensburg University and played minor league baseball on the Chicago White Sox's Hot Springs, Ark., and Oil City, Pa., teams. He served in WWII in the Army and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a long-time teacher, head golf coach and assistant football coach in the Line Mountain School District. His wife, Phyllis; a daughter; four stepchildren and seven grandchildren survive him.

Jeanne Cooper Withers, Cranston, R.I., on Dec. 8. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and involved in Concern and Action, Christian Fellowship, Dance Company, L'Agenda and The Bucknellian. She spent 32 years as a teacher, 27 of those in the Wayne Township, N.J., schools. She is survived by her husband, David; two children; three grandchildren; one sister and nieces Patricia Nixon '77 and Susan Nixon Shirey '75.

1957

William Burns Jr., Fort Pierce, Fla., on Nov. 30. He was involved in ROTC, baseball, intramurals and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He served in the Army and was later president of Stevedoring Corp. Survivors include Lois '60, his wife of 43 years; four children, including Keith '92, Stephanie Burns Kunkle '89 and Kenneth '87; a brother; nine grandchildren; nephews, Matthew Lenhard '93, Stephen Lenhard '92 and Walter Lenhard '88 and a niece, Jennifer Burns-Gailea '90.

Ted Kullen, Bloomsburg, Pa., on Feb. 3. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, WVBU and the rugby and tennis teams. He came to Bucknell after military service, having left high school in 1943 to join the Army Air Corps. He enlisted in the Air Force in a pilot training program and served in the Korean War, flying 100 combat missions as a F-86 Sabre Jet pilot and was credited with destroying or damaging 11 North Korean MIG fighters. He received two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three air medals, a Korean Service medal with three battle stars, presidential citations and the South Korean War medal. He retired after 37 years of military service and had a long career in the private sector. In 2002, 57 years after leaving high school to enter the service, he was issued his high school diploma by the governor of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; five children; two stepsons; a sister; and cousin Charles Sacavage '68.

1958

Francine Hittleman Schaen, Palm Desert, Calif., on Jan. 5. She was a member of The Bucknellian staff, Hillel, student government and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She earned a master's from Columbia University and later owned her own boutique, So Much & Co.

1959

Michael Hixson, Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 18. He won three football letters, played intramural sports and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps and served on active duty for four years. He graduated from Naval Flight School in 1961, and was commanding officer of flight squadron VMFA-112 from 1977-79. He served in the reserves for 22 years and retired as a colonel. He also spent more than 30 years as a pilot with American Airlines and was manager of international flight operations and a chief pilot/check airman at Dallas-Forth Worth Airport. His wife of 46 years, Carol '59, survives him, as do two children, including Michael '91, a granddaughter, two siblings and niece, Karen Kerby '83.

1961

Ronald Couch MS, Muncy, Pa., on Jan. 21. He earned his bachelor's from Bloomsburg State Teachers College. He served two years in the Army as a specialist at a guided missile site in Nahant, Mass. He spent his career in education at several Pennsylvania schools. Virginia, his wife of 45 years, survives, as do three children, two brothers and four grandchildren.

Llewellyn Ireland, Hope, Maine, on March 2. He was a member of the Bison track team, economics society, Christian Fellowship, student government, WVBU and Sigma Chi fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army and later worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, where he served as deputy director of the Department of Health. He later worked in senior management with the Pennsylvania State Credit Union. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; three stepchildren; three grandsons; four step-grandchildren and a brother.

1962

Z. Michael Nagy, Oxford, Ohio, on Nov. 2. He was involved in the psychology club, Psi Chi psychology honorary, ROTC and Theta Chi fraternity. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees in experimental psychology at Princeton and completed a postdoctoral fellowship there. He was assistant professor of psychology at Susquehanna University for four years, then spent the rest of his career at Bowling Green State University; he became a full professor there in 1973. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and a sister.

1963

Donald Needham, Dalton, Ga., on July 13, 2005. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Chorale. He was a veteran of the Army and retired from GTE after 27 years. His son, Vernon, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter and a brother.

Malcolm Moore Jr., Clinton Corners, N.Y., on Dec. 8. He was involved in Cap and Dagger and Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary. He earned a master's in engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. He spent 30 years with IBM as an electrical engineer. Suzanne '63, his first wife of 38 years, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Prudence; a son and a brother.

Carolyn Moday Edwards MS, Williamsport, Pa., on Jan. 3. She earned her bachelor's at Lycoming College and was involved in Psi Chi psychology honorary and Delta Gamma sorority. She worked as a school psychologist and licensed psychologist in the Williamsport area for many years. Her husband, William, three children and a sister survive her.

1964

Craig Kirts, Hatfield, Pa., on May 10, 2005. He was on the swimming and diving team and in Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

1968

Robert Boucher Jr., Media, Pa., on Feb. 13. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and on the Interfraternity Council, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He continued to volunteer for the university as an alumnus, serving as class reporter for six years, on the Reunion Gift Committee and Alumni Greek Council. He was president and CEO of Boucher Communications. His wife, Mary Lou; sons, Brian '91 and Michael; five grandchildren; a brother and niece Mia Fioravanti '05, survive.

1972

Cheryl Frey Zywko, Newtown, Pa., on Dec. 21. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority and the band. She worked as a merchandise planner for Charming Shoppes, Inc. Her husband, John, and son, Stephen, survive.

1973

Richard Maas, Asheville, N.C., on Dec. 12. He earned a master's from Western Carolina University and a master's and doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty of UNC-Asheville in 1987 as an assistant professor and became full professor in 1998. He chaired the school's department of environmental studies from 1996-2002 and founded and co-directed its Environmental Quality Institute. He is survived by his wife, Cori; two sons; his mother and three siblings.

Jane Seiberling Gibson MS, Selinsgrove, Pa., on Jan. 23, of injuries suffered in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. She earned her bachelor's degree at Wittenburg College in Ohio and was a teacher and elementary counselor, retiring from the Lewisburg Area School District. Her husband, Boyd, survives, along with three daughters, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and six siblings.

1981

Kathleen Urban, Chesterbrook, Pa., on Feb. 7. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She is survived by her father, three uncles and several cousins.

1984

Lisa Eng Petrovich, Southwick, Mass., on Jan. 6. She earned a master's in education from the University of Hartford (Conn.), and volunteered for Bucknell as an alumni admissions representative. She taught English and earth science in several Connecticut schools. Her parents; husband, Bruce; daughter and a brother survive.

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