Red and orange leaves on campus trees in fall.

October 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’32 BS Ag—Austin W. Curtis Jr. of Detroit, MI, November 5, 2004; scientist, entrepreneur, educator, and expert in the chemistry of soil; founder, Curtis Products and A.W. Curtis Laboratories, where he created 60 products made from natural and organic sources; assisted George Washington Carver in his research on peanut products and sweet potato starch, Tuskegee Institute; helped establish the Carver Research Foundation and the Carver Museum at Tuskegee; professor of agriculture, North Carolina A&T; Mason; active in political, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Alpha.

’35 PhD—William Angus of Kingston, ON, 1996; professor emeritus of drama, Queens College.

’35 MD—Eleanor Scott Goldbloom Bassett of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Baltimore, MD, August 15, 2003; obstetrician and gynecologist; also served as a police physician; advocate of women’s health issues and reproductive rights; co-founder, Fort Myers Planned Parenthood chapter; enjoyed international travel and studying the fine arts and modern dance; active in community and educational affairs.

’35 MS—Mary Tyrrell Caddock of Blair, NE, February 8, 1994; high school science teacher in Blair and Hartington, NE, and in Upton, WY; also taught at the university level in Miami, IA; member, American Association of University Women; active in religious affairs.

’35 PhD—Raymond S. Edmundson of Charlottesville, VA, 1966; professor, University of Virginia; associate geologist, Virginia Geological Survey; active in professional affairs.

’35 PhD—Philip L. Gamble of Newport, RI, formerly of Amherst, MA, August 29, 1987; professor of economics, department chair, and acting dean of the School of Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; also taught at Cornell, Wesleyan, and Tulane universities and Mount Holyoke and Amherst colleges; member of the advisory board, Consumers Union, publishers of Consumer Reports.

’35 PhD—Margaret Shea Gilbert of Forest Grove, OR, formerly of Appleton, WI, October 17, 1990; taught classes on ocular anatomy and physiology and on general and ocular pathology, Pacific University College of Optometry; biology teacher, Lawrence University and Hawaii Loa College; author; Forest Grove historian and community volunteer.

’35 PhD—W. Paul Gilbert of Forest Grove, OR, formerly of Appleton, WI, March 30, 1978; professor of physics, Lawrence University and Hawaii Loa College; also taught at Oberlin College; spectroscopy research assistant; member of several scientific and educational associations.

’35 PhD—Denzell L. Gill of Tifton, GA, September 11, 1998; agricultural research scientist, USDA; studied mimosa wilt in Northeast silk trees and worked to improve disease resistance through selective breeding; active in civic and community affairs.

’35 MEd—Weimer K. Hicks of Hudson, OH, April 1985; president, Kalamazoo College; headmaster, Wayland Academy in Wisconsin; teacher, coach, and administrator, Peddie School in New Jersey; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’35 PhD—Cecil A. Lamb of Wooster, OH, February 27, 1995; professor of agronomy, the Ohio State University; in charge of cereal plant breeding and all wheat-breeding experimental work for the state, Ohio Agricultural Experimental Station; developed several new strains of wheat.

Editor’s note: The large number of entries for graduates from the 1930s—most of them reporting deaths that occurred decades ago—is due to an updating of records for the oldest classes.


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1940s

’41 BA—Colby Dill Jr. of Jefferson, ME, November 1, 2021; president, Central Solvents and Chemicals, Dye Division, Detroit, MI; director of research, Gates Engineering; chemist, Hercules Powder; veteran; enjoyed raising sheep, working the land on his farm, and taking classes; active in community and religious affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’41 BS Ag, MS ’46—Theodore H. Eiben of Port Byron, NY, July 26, 2022; teacher of chemistry and other sciences; veteran; avid glider; active in community, educational, religious, and alumni affairs.

’42—Kenneth R. Carlson of Camden, ME, and New York City, July 20, 2022; advertising professional, Harvey & Carlson, McCann-Erickson, and J. Walter Thompson; assistant to the president, Household Finance; veteran; bought and restored the oldest boathouse in the U.S., now registered with the National Historic Trust and named the “American Boathouse”; active in community affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’43 BA—Annette “Mitzie” Jackson Young of Boston, VA, formerly of Washington, VA, December 5, 2021; real estate sales associate, Real Estate III; psychiatric social worker; environmentalist and advocate for agriculture as a vocation for local youth; enjoyed reading and Scrabble; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’44—Lois Fink Baker of Palm Beach, FL, November 22, 2021; homemaker; philanthropist; enjoyed travel, bridge, and entertaining; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’45 BEE—Theodore A. Bauer of Osprey, FL, formerly of Redding, CT, July 18, 2022; pension consultant, General Electric; also worked at Prudential; veteran; enjoyed gardening and tending to his large property; active in religious affairs.

’46, BA ’45—Margaret Monteith Edelman of Alexandria, VA, November 24, 2021; psychotherapist in private practice; guidance counselor, Groveton High School; mathematics teacher, Fairfax County Schools; advocate for social justice and aging in place; enjoyed yoga, skiing, and tennis; active in civic and alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’46—Jean Edsall Ford of Greene, NY, December 5, 2018; educator, Norwich, Greene, and Marlboro high schools; enjoyed singing; active in religious affairs.

’46, BA ’47, MA ’48, PhD ’50—David L. Olmsted of Benicia, CA, June 3, 2022; linguist, ethnologist, and anthropologist; expert in the fields of Slavic linguistics, Hokan languages spoken by Native Americans from Northern California to southern Mexico, and language acquisition and development; first professor of anthropology, University of California, Davis; also taught linguistics at Yale University and linguistic anthropology at Northwestern University; introduced and researched a new theory of child language acquisition, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis and Stanford University; associate editor, Language, and editor-in-chief, American Anthropologist; veteran; author of more than 90 publications; enjoyed international travel, reading, chess, cooking, jazz, Mozart, and herding his Suffolk sheep; active in civic and professional affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’47—Dorothy Rife Danneman of Atlanta, GA, January 13, 2022; counselor and manager in a medical practice; also worked in real estate and as an administrator at Southern Bell Telephone; enjoyed dancing and playing bridge; active in community and religious affairs.

’47 BS HE—Jane Johnson McCombs of Lehighton, PA, July 17, 2022; cafeteria manager, Mahoning Elementary School, Lehighton Area School District; service representative, New York Telephone Co.; Rotarian; conservationist and lover of nature; enjoyed travel, choral singing, and playing piano and organ; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’48—Irene E. Murray of Scottsville, VA, June 20, 2022; operating room nurse, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville; community volunteer; enjoyed gardening, sewing, embroidery, reading, and classical music; active in religious affairs.

’49 BS Nurs—Martha Van Arsdale Kiff of Chatham, NJ, October 30, 2021; registered nurse; quality assurance coordinator and nursing educator, Overlook Hospital; substitute school nurse, Chatham school district; supervisor and instructor, New York Hospital School of Nursing; enjoyed gardening and reading; active in professional and religious affairs.

’49 BS Nurs—Arlene Dauphin Williams of Mount Carroll, IL, April 30, 1983.


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1950s

’50—Selwyn G. “Dick” Bandes of Wellesley Hills, MA, formerly of Marlborough, MA, April 7, 2022; respiratory therapist; community volunteer; enjoyed music, choral singing, old movies, and reading military history. Wife, Constance Honig Bandes ’52.

’50 BA—Harry Gelman of Palm Desert, CA, November 7, 2021; international relations scholar and Kremlinologist; senior staff researcher, Rand Corp.; analyst, CIA; veteran; author of numerous strategic publications; enjoyed international travel; active in alumni affairs.

’50—Arthur Gerstenfeld of Newton, MA, January 19, 2022; entrepreneur and academic; founder, UFA Inc., a company that designs and manufactures air traffic control training systems; professor of industrial engineering and global innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; founder of the first Department of Management in the School of Business at WPI; also taught management at Boston University; project manager, NASA, Cape Canaveral; veteran; enjoyed skiing, golf, kayaking, tennis, and teaching music appreciation; active in community and religious affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’50 BS Nurs—Edith “Jem” Nolt Nelson of Cream Ridge, NJ, formerly of Wilmington, DE, November 1, 2021; community college nursing instructor, Wilmington; nurse and office manager for her husband’s neurology practice; visiting nurse, Bellevue Hospital; author; enjoyed baking, birdwatching, long walks, choir singing, and playing the piano; active in community and religious affairs.

’50, BS Ag ’51—John B. Olney of Westernville, NY, February 21, 2022; domestic and international salesman and co-owner of the family business, G.J. Olney Inc., manufacturers of food processing machinery; also ran Olney’s Tree Farm, a Christmas tree farm; veteran; member, Elks; avid genealogist and outdoorsman; enjoyed tending his garden and trees; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’51, BCE ’52—Daniel G. Cadiz of Bennington, VT, July 20, 2022; professional engineer and land surveyor; owner/operator, Cadiz Consultants Inc.; also worked in the Vermont state construction division and at Morrison Knudson; veteran; served on numerous local commissions and advisory boards; enjoyed travel, fly fishing, canoeing, skiing, and gardening; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Pi.

’51 MS, PhD ’54—James E. Cruise of Marburg, ON, November 27, 2021; director/CEO, Royal Ontario Museum; professor of botany and associate dean of the faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto; veteran; turned the family farm into a horticultural showplace that welcomed busloads of visitors to tour the gardens and grounds; served on several cultural, historical, and horticultural boards; award-winning Rotarian and community volunteer; active in religious affairs.

’51–52 SP Ag—Douglas H. Hague of Fairmount, NY, November 25, 2021; worked for the U.S. Postal Service; veteran; community volunteer; active in religious affairs.

’51 BME—Loren F. Kahle Jr. of Boise, ID, formerly of Austin, TX, July 8, 2022; worked for Exxon in Bronxville, NY, at their Bayway Refinery in Linden, NJ, and in Indonesia; also worked for Creole Petroleum Corp. in Venezuela; Scout leader and PTA member; enjoyed cross-country family camping trips, golf, skiing, swimming, and classical music; active in cultural and alumni affairs.

’51, BA ’53—Joel M. Larsen of Shelburne, VT, February 1, 2022; finance and data processing professional; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed international travel, potluck suppers, and pulling pranks; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’51 BS HE—Ramona Eastman McRae of Glastonbury, CT, November 23, 2021; librarian, East Glastonbury Public Library; active in alumni affairs. Husband, George G. McRae ’50.

’51 DVM—Charles E. Pilger of Patchogue/Medford, NY, May 21, 2021; veterinarian; veteran; artist and woodcarver; enjoyed fishing, skiing, dancing, gardening, and playing the piano.

’51 BS Ag—Martha Servis Ruhling of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Madison, CT, June 18, 2022; worked in a DNA project lab, Yale Medical School; swimming instructor; enjoyed international travel, sailing, golf, museums, classical music, and opera. Pi Beta Phi.

’51 BA—Richard F. Susman of Lauderhill, FL, formerly of Holland Patent, NY, June 6, 2022; quality control supervisor, Special Metals, New Hartford, NY; veteran; enjoyed camping, boating, waterskiing, bowling, and volleyball.

’52 BS Ag—Stanley Z. Berry of Columbus, OH, formerly of Wooster, OH, July 21, 2022; research scientist and professor of horticulture and plant pathology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio State University; also worked at the University of California, Davis.

’52 BS Ag—Rudolph J. Fritz of Penfield, NY, formerly of Newark, NY, January 2, 2022; teacher, Sodus Central Schools; veteran; member, Elks; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’52, BEP ’53, MS ’55—Kenneth C. Knowlton of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Lowell, MA, June 16, 2022; engineer, computer scientist, technology researcher, artist, and pioneer in computer graphics and computer-generated imagery; helped develop a personal computer that incorporates synchronized voice messages and digital pen strokes into the edit process, Wang Laboratories; worked at Bell Laboratories, where he developed BEFLIX (“Bell Flicks”), the first computer programming language for computer animation; also experimented with computer-generated music and phone technologies for the deaf; enjoyed creating art and helping others create art and music; active in religious affairs.

’52 BS Ag—L. James McKnight of East Longmeadow, MA, January 23, 2022; co-founder, Lomac Inc., independent farm equipment dealers; taught college-level classes in agricultural economics; sales manager for John Deere Equipment Co. and Massey Ferguson; member, Lions Club and the local historical society and theater group; preservationist; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’53 BS HE—Diane Martin Cox of Salem, NH, July 14, 2022; food industry professional; culinary arts teacher, Briggs Center for Vocational Arts, Norwalk, CT; food chemist, R.T. French Co., where she helped develop the first cake mix and hosted a television program promoting French’s products; founding member, Rebuilding Together, Santa Rosa, CA; avid outdoorswoman and conservationist; community volunteer; enjoyed gardening, tennis, sewing, cooking, and summers in Bermuda; active in religious affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’53 BA—Richard H. Davis of Fairless Hills, PA, February 15, 2022; high school math teacher, Pennsbury School District; veteran; choral and barbershop singer, saxophone player, and oboist with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra; avid reader; enjoyed Sudoku puzzles and playing bridge. Acacia.

’53 BS HE—Patricia Shonyo Flood of St. Louis, MO, June 28, 2022; homemaker and elementary school teacher; enjoyed international Road Scholar trips and spending time at the beach; active in religious and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’53 BA, LLB ’56—Norman D. Freeman of Stuart, FL, December 27, 2021; attorney; avid sailor; enjoyed golf and bareboating in the Caribbean.

’53 BA—David L. Hoffberg of Rochester, NY, January 30, 2022; litigation and administrative law attorney; partner in senior leadership positions, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle; also taught professional ethics at SUNY Brockport and served on other ethics committees; member on several artistic, community, healthcare, political, and professional boards; active in alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’53, BS HE ’52—Pauline Soong Louis of Newport Beach, CA, July 5, 2021; homemaker; professional dietitian; community volunteer. Husband, Jene Y. Louis ’52.

’53, BA ’52—Richard R. Mottino of Bradenton, FL, July 26, 2022; electronics and telecommunications professional in NYC, Connecticut, and Florida; veteran; patron of the arts and longtime docent, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; enjoyed ballet, opera, classical music, Italian history, yearly stays on the Arno River in Florence, and taking art courses at local museums.

’53 BS Ag—David H. Wagner of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Monticello, NY, July 3, 2022; poultry industry professional in New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Florida; expert in poultry pathology; also lived and worked in Israel, Greece, Africa, Australia, and Canada; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’54 BS HE—Ariadne Plumis Beck of La Grange Park, IL, February 15, 2022; licensed clinical psychologist, researcher, and consultant; also maintained a private individual, couples, and group therapy practice; staff counselor, University of Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Research Center; instructor and director of counseling programs for the disadvantaged, University of Chicago; designer of women’s coats and suits for New York-based manufacturers; author of numerous articles, research papers, and books; enjoyed gardening, the arts, reading, Greek history and culture, botanical drawing, ceramics, and sewing; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’54 BS Hotel—Spero K. Davis of West Des Moines, IA, July 19, 2022; home improvement professional; also worked in the restaurant business in Kansas City, KS; veteran; avid sports fan; enjoyed international travel, his Greek heritage, and playing cards; active in religious affairs.

’54 BS Ag—John A. Hammond of Sparrow Bush, NY, July 20, 2022; career U.S. Army officer and senior Army aviator, with overseas assignments in Germany, Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand; specialist in fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, as an overhaul test pilot, and in logistics management.

’54 BS Ag—Raymond E. Johnson of Easton, NY, June 29, 2022; dairy farmer and dairy promotion leader; owner/operator, Duelwood Farm; chairman of the research committee, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board under President George W. Bush; recipient, CALS Outstanding Alumni Award; active in professional and alumni affairs. Wife, Estella Kling Johnson ’55.

’54 BS ILR—Robert H. Steinfeldt of Vienna, VA, December 8, 2021; worked for ExxonMobil; enjoyed time on Lake George, golf, bowling, reading, membership in the Optimist Club, and watching Fox News. Pi Kappa Phi.

’55 BS Hotel—Wilma Golden Aeder of New York City, formerly of Saddle River, NJ, March 12, 2021; president, Sourcerers Inc., party planners for businesses; active in religious affairs.

’55 BS Ag—Louis E. Anguish of Newark, DE, July 12, 2022; co-owner, Rogers Hardware, North East, MD; engineer of the cemeteries, Archdiocese of New York; superintendent, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY; active in community and religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’55 BS Hotel—Amory M. Houghton III of Yarmouth, ME, June 14, 2022; business/facilities manager for the Portland newspapers; also worked part time at the Maine Tourism Association’s Visitors Information Center in Yarmouth; veteran; member, Governor’s Mental Health Advisory Committee and other local mental health agencies; community volunteer; compiled a detailed history of the family shipbuilding firm; active in civic affairs.

’55 BA—Theodore A. Marciniak of Elmira, NY, July 26, 2022; mortgage banking professional; regional VP, Columbia Banking; also worked at Marine Midland Bank; veteran; enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking; active in religious affairs. Sigma Pi.

’55—Walter M. Sczepanski of Ithaca, NY, June 20, 2022; worked on the family farm in Danby; veteran; enjoyed hunting, crossword puzzles, and following the Yankees, Mets, and Bills; active in civic and community affairs.

’55 PhD—Robert L. Shaffer of Ann Arbor, MI, November 7, 2021; professor of botany and director of the Herbarium, University of Michigan; also taught an adult education course on fungi for more than 50 years; enjoyed adventure travel, hiking, camping, gardening, winemaking, and art.

’55, BME ’56—James B. Stewart of Randolph, NJ, January 26, 2022; professor, Middlesex College, Department of Art & Design; also worked at Westinghouse, Sunbeam, Joselyn Enterprises, Magnavox, MetaFrame, Clairol, and Farberware; veteran; collector of cameras, guns, compasses, and diecast model cars; enjoyed international travel, photography, cabinetry and furniture making, model railroading, and learning about natural history; active in alumni affairs. Triangle.

’55 BA—Judith Zucker Stewart of Randolph, NJ, January 27, 2022; mathematics and economics teacher; head of the mathematics lab, St. Elizabeth University, Morristown; clerk at the Federal Reserve; accomplished musician, knitter, and seamstress; Scout leader and community volunteer; enjoyed international travel, crossword puzzles, listening to live bluegrass, folk, and classical music concerts; active in civic and alumni affairs.

’55 MD—William W. Van Stone of Philadelphia, PA, September 22, 2021; psychiatrist; associate chief of mental health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; psychiatric unit chief, Topeka V.A. Hospital; assistant chief of staff, Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center, Menlo Park Division; advocate for community housing and mental health programs; also helped create substance addiction and PTSD programs for Vietnam vets; veteran; author of numerous journal articles and book chapters; enjoyed singing and playing the saxophone and bassoon; active in community, cultural, and religious affairs.

’56 BS Ag—Louis H. Crocker of LeRoy, NY, July 5, 2022; co-owner/manager of the family business, Crocker’s Farm Service Inc. and Crocker’s Ace Hardware; also taught vocational agriculture; veteran; LeRoy Town Councilman; enjoyed golf; active in religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’56—Norma Burkhalder Devlin of Westfield, NY, September 29, 2020; co-owner/operator, Emmett F. Devlin Custom Farming; enjoyed sewing, camping, and motorcycle riding.

’56—Joseph N. Gormley of Grosse Pointe, MI, July 20, 2022; manufacturers’ representative, broker, and consultant; owner, Gormley Sales Inc.; also worked at Public Bank and Ford Motor Credit Co.; veteran; enjoyed reading, sailing, tennis, and cross-country skiing.

’56—Dawn Van Dyne Kirchgraber of St. Petersburg, FL, December 22, 2021; teacher’s aide, Dixie Hollins High School, Pinellas Park, FL; also worked at First National Bank of Ithaca; homemaker; Scout leader; enjoyed travel, camping, and local high school athletics; active in community and religious affairs.

’56, BCE ’57—Jerome R. Quinn of Colchester, VT, and Jensen Beach, FL, January 22, 2022; professional engineer, Montclair State University, working on building and infrastructure projects that allowed expansion from 5,000 to 10,000 students; also worked for various organizations in New York City, including the Port Authority and Stevens Institute of Technology; enjoyed travel, tennis, golf, taking classes, reading the news, and following the Mets; member, Knights of Columbus; community volunteer; active in alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’56 BA, MBA ’57—Henry Scheier of Norwich, VT, July 15, 2022; certified financial planner; owner, Fine Plan PC; tax partner, Smith Batchelder & Rugg; CPA, PwC; expert witness; member, Lions Club; community arts organizer; enjoyed reading, skiing, and following professional sports; active in civic and professional affairs.

’56 BA, MST ’70, PhD ’76—Eugene F. Sensel Jr. of Millport, NY, July 3, 2022; professor of advanced mathematics and science, Elmira College, Cornell University, and Cazenovia College; principal, Odessa-Montour Central School; veteran; member, Elks; enjoyed international travel, river cruises, gardening, birdwatching, and antiques.

’56 MA—Lorraine Rubak Smith of Trumbull, CT, August 10, 2021; assistant superintendent of schools, Trumbull public school system; also held positions as school psychologist, chairman of special education, and director of pupil personnel services; first special guidance teacher for students with social/emotional learning disabilities; school psychological examiner, Chemung County (NY) school district; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, William L. Smith, MS ’55.

’57 BA—William W. Angell of Tampa, FL, June 20, 2022; cardiac surgeon; co-founder, Angell & Ordiway, a cardiothoracic surgical practice in Tampa; also treated patients at Scripps Clinic in San Diego and Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose; co-founder, Western Heart Associates at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA, a group of adult and pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons; also worked at numerous other hospitals in the South Bay Area; founder of the company Bravo, continuing his research into pig heart valve preservation for human transplant; enjoyed skiing, boating, sport fishing, bicycling, running, and golf; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’57 MS—M. Hilda Dailey of Canton, GA, formerly of Blacksburg, VA, December 11, 2021; worked for Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in several counties, assisting agents in developing local programs in family finance for adults and 4-H members; also served as extension home management specialist at the University of Georgia, West Virginia University, and Virginia Polytech Institute and State University; taught hand weaving classes and workshops; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’57, BCE ’58—William M. Shapleigh of Saginaw, MI, January 5, 2022; real estate agent, Keller Williams; civil engineer, General Motors’ Central Foundry Division; veteran; board secretary, Habitat for Humanity; swimming official; active in religious and alumni affairs. Delta Phi.

’57—Rochelle Siegman Strauss of Port Jefferson, NY, January 6, 2022; advocate for social justice; enjoyed reading, bridge, and the New York Times Sunday crossword.

’57 MBA—William N. Yeomans of Upper Saddle River, NJ, November 25, 2021; co-founder and president, the Yeomans Group; director of training and development, JCPenney; veteran; chair of the Operations Council, Junior Achievement of New York; author of business books, articles for the historical society newsletter, and newspaper humor columns; environmentalist and preservationist; town historian; enjoyed watercolor painting; active in community and professional affairs.

’58—Adriana Rubens Urtis Barry of Rochester, NY, December 20, 2021; music teacher, Greece Central School District; piano teacher; homemaker; enjoyed singing and local musical theater; active in community and religious affairs.

’58–60 SP Ag—Donald E. Levin of Jamestown, NY, December 17, 2021; technician, United Refining; also worked at Coronado Stone; veteran; enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, hockey, and parachuting.

’58, BEE ’59—Howard R. Stevenson Jr. of Black Mountain, NC, formerly of Utica, NY, November 30, 2021; co-founder of two companies; engineering professional, General Electric’s Aerospace Division, where he was awarded two patents; veteran; mentor; enjoyed flying and aviation events; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Theta Chi.

’58—Betty Dietrich Weese of Annapolis, MD, December 1, 2021; homemaker; substitute home economics teacher, Virginia Beach, VA; high school home economics teacher, Cortland, NY; enjoyed travel, needlework, cross-stitching, cooking, and creating family memory albums; active in community and religious affairs.

’59, BME ’60—Roy A. Behling Jr. of Mt. Lebanon, PA, June 18, 2022; mechanical engineer; avid golfer, bowler, and bridge player; enjoyed international travel, sailing, problem-solving, and fixing things; active in religious and alumni affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’59–61 SP Ag—John B. Eastman of Ellisburg, NY, December 23, 2021; worked on the family dairy farm, tending to the animals, growing crops, and strategizing new farming technologies; enjoyed international travel and cruising, choral and barbershop singing, walking, and wintering in Florida; active in community affairs.

’59 BA—David A. Kendall of Palmyra, PA, formerly of Alexandria Bay, NY, January 1, 2022; relationship counselor in private practice in Rochester, NY; also on the faculty at SUNY Brockport, where he set up the graduate program for training school counselors; counselor and social studies teacher, Wheatland-Chili High School; history teacher, Clayton, NY; veteran; author; enjoyed outdoor sports, genealogy, and encouraging others to write their family stories.

’59 MS—Robert P. Larsen of Riverside, CA, formerly of Fullerton, CA, November 28, 2021; engineering fellow, Rockwell International Corp.; engineer, General Electric; veteran; award-winning industrial design mentor; published numerous technical papers and held one U.S. patent; Mason; active in professional and religious affairs.

’59, BME ’60, MBA ’61—Laurence Latta of Portola Valley, CA, and Boothbay, ME, January 31, 2022; self-employed economist and investor; early adopter of using hedge funds and alternative investment vehicles; entrepreneur with successful business interests throughout the Middle East; held three U.S. patents for petrochemical compounds that simplified construction processes in that region; accomplished jazz and classical pianist; avid sailor and skier; enjoyed international travel, tennis, karate, and kickboxing. Wife, Catherine Evans Latta ’61.

’59—Hewett P. Mulford Jr. of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lebanon, OH, November 29, 2021; founder and president, H.P. Mulford Co. and Mulford Greenhouses; Rotarian; enjoyed travel, gardening, swimming, yoga, watching movies and football, writing haiku, and entertaining; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.

’59 BS Ag—John K. Stringham of Belgrade, MO, December 8, 2021; owner/operator, Stringham Ranch; veteran; member, Lions Club; active in religious affairs.


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1960s

’60 BA—John L. Alfano of Rye, NY, September 29, 2021; attorney in private practice, focusing on transportation and interstate commerce; judge, Rye City Court; partner, Alfano & Alfano; veteran; Rotarian; community volunteer; enjoyed gardening; active in civic, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Delta.

’60 BS Ag—John E. Wallman of Clifton Springs, NY, December 31, 2021; worked at the Village Garden Store, Mendon, NY; veteran; active in alumni affairs.

’60 BA—Peter D. Weinstein of New York City, January 23, 2022; international law and corporate attorney; partner, Morrison, Cohen, Singer & Weinstein; veteran; enjoyed visits to Southern France; philanthropist; advocate for fair and accurate news coverage on Israel and Jews worldwide. Tau Delta Phi.

’61, BA ’63—Robert B. Kay of New York City and Amagansett, NY, February 7, 2022; attorney in the hospitality and healthcare fields; executive chairman and CEO, iBio Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of plant-based products for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases; co-chairman and co-owner, Seaway Biltmore; founding partner, Kay Collyer & Boose; corporate attorney, Kelley, Drye & Warren; enjoyed travel, skiing, opera, reading, and fine dining. Beta Sigma Rho.

’61—Stanley M. Leitzes of Duxbury, MA, July 12, 2022; orthopedist and orthopedic surgeon in Brockton, MA; enjoyed international travel, building and deconstructing piers, boats, tennis courts, and skating rinks, and coaching youth sports; active in community affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’61 MS—Judith Pernaa Lentz of Killingworth, CT, and Topsham, VT, January 10, 2022; judge of probate; member of several educational, botanical, historical, and conservation boards; award-winning flower arranger; enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, restoring the family home, collecting antiques, weaving, and caring for her sheep and cats; active in community and religious affairs. Husband, Thomas L. Lentz ’61.

’61, BEE ’63—David N. Rosenzweig of Decatur, GA, May 19, 2022; electrical engineer; worked on projects that included the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle program; advocate of equal rights, civil rights, and racial justice; sports fan; enjoyed photography, tennis, golf, bridge, technology, and coaching Little League.

’61, BEE ’62, MS ’64­—Ronald C. Sander of Severna Park, MD, November 18, 2021; co-founder and private consultant on telecommunications networking technologies, Sander Group Inc.; data storage infrastructure professional, U.S. Senate Computer Center and U.S. Library of Congress, supporting over 25,000 devices; worked in information technology for ARINC Research, COMTEN, and other defense contractors; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed international travel and tennis; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Delta.

’61 BS Ag—Milton W. Taylor of Bloomington, IN, July 1, 2022; research scientist and professor of virology and microbiology, Indiana University; author; active in professional and religious affairs. Wife, Miriam Reifer Taylor ’64.

’62—Keyes B. Linsley of Topsfield, MA, July 11, 2022; research scientist in medical and biological chemistry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and Boston University Medical School; veteran; avid hiker, skier, and birder; enjoyed walking, reading, genealogy, military history, listening to music, and trying new foods. Delta Phi.

’62–63 GR—Jeanette Green Schwan of Lake Pleasant, NY, December 3, 2021; co-director, London Program, Susquehanna University; consulting dietitian at several nursing homes; also worked as a dietitian at Stonewall Jackson Hospital (Lexington, VA), Saginaw School District, and Kansas University Hospital; enjoyed travel, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and bridge; active in community and religious affairs. Husband, Edward S. Schwan, MBA ’63.

’62 BA—Marilynn Schade Stewart of Southold, NY, July 3, 2022; worked at Apollo Global Management and Drexel Burnham Lambert; also worked in an administrative capacity at multiple institutions of higher learning; military spouse; enjoyed international travel, experiencing other cultures, cooking, kayaking, oyster aquaculture, sewing, Sudoku, and the New York Times crossword; community volunteer; active in alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’63 BA—Richard E. Albin of Englewood, CO, November 16, 2021; plastic surgeon, Rocky Mountain Center for Plastic Surgery; chief of plastic surgery, University of Colorado Medical School; developed the first craniofacial program in the Rocky Mountain region devoted to correcting severe congenital deformities of the face and skull; veteran; provided free reconstructive surgery for injured Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans; advocate for animal welfare; enjoyed golf, reading, vegetable gardening, and Colorado Avalanche hockey; active in professional and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau. Wife, Donna Goodman Albin ’65.

’63 BA—C. Gene Cayten of Armonk, NY, formerly of Chappaqua, NY, June 23, 2022; chief of surgery, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and professor of surgery, New York Medical College; director, Institute for Trauma and Emergency Care, contributing to the development of trauma care systems; faculty and co-founder, Center for the Study of Emergency Health Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; enjoyed boating, fishing, and tennis; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’63—Charles G. Jameson of Leesburg, VA, February 15, 2022; corporate director of import and export management, Northrop Grumman Corp.; also worked elsewhere in private industry and in the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Security Assistance Agency; veteran; enjoyed model trains, his 1957 Chevy, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, writing and playing music on the piano and guitar, target shooting, and astronomy; active in religious affairs. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’63 BA, JD ’66—Edward J. Massare of Rochester, NY, January 20, 2022; attorney, Cerulli, Massare & Lemke; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Delta Chi.

’63 MS—Arthur J. McCormack of Fishkill, NY, December 20, 2021; analyst; veteran; environmentalist and community volunteer; avid Red Sox fan; active in religious affairs.

’63 BA—Stephen H. Rostler of Wayland, MA, and Scottsdale, AZ, December 27, 2021; ophthalmologist, Lincoln Medical Center, Framingham; veteran; avid photographer; enjoyed travel, skiing, collecting cacti, and piano. Phi Epsilon Pi.

’64, BME ’65, ME ’66—Dennis V. McCrohan of Sparks, NV, January 4, 2022; professional engineer and energy consultant; statistics instructor, University of Phoenix; headed numerous energy projects with AIDEA for the State of Alaska and worked on other power projects in the U.S. and overseas; also worked at General Electric. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’64, BEE ’69, ME ’71—Stephen K. Stephenson of Westford, MA, June 22, 2022; calculus and precalculus teacher, Lowell High School; also worked as an industrial and engineering computer systems sales and systems engineer; veteran; author; enjoyed cosmology, science, math, abacuses, genealogy, and history; active in alumni affairs.

’65 BS Ag—Donald G. Campbell of Salem, NY, December 12, 2021; pharmaceuticals professional; enjoyed travel, bridge, Mets baseball, and restoring his 1800s barn; active in community and religious affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’65 MS ORIE—Larry G. Crowell of Englewood, OH, December 30, 2021; attorney, Larry G. Crowell Co.; also worked at General Motors; Peace Corps volunteer; enjoyed international travel, boating and jet skiing, fine dining, and playing Euchre and Pinochle.

’65—Peter S. DeBlock Jr. of Fonda, NY, August 8, 2021; worked for the R. Austin Backus Cattle Auctioneers Co.; registered Holstein dairy cattle aficionado; veteran; enjoyed genealogy and studying his Dutch heritage; active in professional and religious affairs.

’65 BA—Raymond E. Doebler of Bloomsburg, PA, December 16, 2021; nuclear chemistry support supervisor, PPL Susquehanna; Mason; active in alumni affairs.

’65 PhD—Gordon E. Johnson of Webster, NY, January 7, 2022; chemist; worked at Xerox.

’66 MS—Walter F.J. Crewson of Munsonville, NH, December 18, 2021; electrical engineering consultant, inventor, and holder of numerous patents; proprietor, Crewson Engineering Inc.; mathematics tutor; enjoyed reading, chess, singing, playing the piano, flying R.C. model airplanes, and building Lionel train systems.

’66 B Chem E, ME ’67—Richard W. Greene of New Hope, AL, formerly of New York City, February 7, 2022; professional engineer; co-founder, Geo Quality Management Engineering Inc., an engineering and environmental cleanup firm; worked on civil engineering projects in Iran, Nigeria, and the U.S.; enjoyed international travel, historical nonfiction, and political discussions; active in alumni affairs.

’66, DVM ’68—Alan C. Rathwell of Naples, FL, formerly of Starkville, MS, and Navan, ON, February 12, 2022; professor, Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine, focusing on problem-based learning, herd health, and farm management; veterinarian and co-founder, Navan Veterinary Clinic; member, Lions Club; enjoyed curling; active in community and professional affairs.

’66 BS Nurs—Carolyn Heiser Smith of Bridger, MT, formerly of East Chatham, NY, June 18, 2022; nurse practitioner and physician assistant in multiple locations; also served as head nurse, Columbia Memorial Hospital; Peace Corps volunteer and head nurse in the surgery and maternity wards, Traiguén, Chile; active in community and professional affairs.

’67 PhD—David S. Auld of Westford, MA, December 5, 2021; professor of biological chemistry and pathology, Harvard Medical School; professor emeritus and member of the Board of Tutors in Biochemical Sciences, Harvard University; studied the role of zinc in the function of certain enzymes; also served on the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; worldwide lecturer and author of research papers and book chapters; social justice advocate; enjoyed travel, fishing, gardening, biking, playing squash, body surfing, and photographing wildlife; active in community and religious affairs.

’67 BA—Daniele Di Iulio of Fairport, NY, January 13, 2022; restaurateur; psychiatric social worker; enjoyed reading, gardening, and scientific and spiritual topics.

’67—Jack A. Foster of Youngstown, NY, July 11, 2022; design engineer, Cannon Design. Delta Upsilon.

’67 BFA—Norine Zimberg Krasnogor of Stamford, CT, July 8, 2022; award-winning immigration attorney; founder, Krasnogor & Krasnogor, an immigration, naturalization, and consular law firm; admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court; human rights activist; held leadership roles in numerous nonprofit organizations; accomplished painter, printmaker, and sculptor; active in civic, cultural, religious, and alumni affairs.

’67 BCE—Francis R. Perchalski Jr. of Hixson, TN, July 5, 2022; founder, Aerial Terrain Sciences consulting firm; also worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority; enjoyed books, writing, cooking, and painting; active in alumni affairs.

’67, BS Ag ’68—Stephen E. Steinfeldt of Chester, CT, November 29, 2021; computer industry professional; veteran; enjoyed golf, fine dining, and following the New York Yankees and Giants. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’67—Kathleen Lavery Stephen of Burlington, ON, January 8, 2022; homemaker; poet.

’67—Gary D. Winkel of Indianapolis, IN, June 16, 2022; chemist; worked in quality control at Eli Lilly; enjoyed boating and other outdoor sports. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’68 BS Ag—Richard A. Bartlett of La Fargeville, NY, July 23, 2022; dairy farmer, Timberdoodle Farm, and on staff at DeLuke’s Garden Center; taught heavy equipment and forest management for BOCES, Johnstown, NY; also worked for the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia; conservationist; member of several agricultural, historical, and musical boards and committees; played guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and standup bass; enjoyed hunting, working in the woods, mentoring young musicians, and organizing bluegrass music events and festivals. Tau Delta Phi. Wife, Maureen Fitchette Bartlett ’69.

’68 PhD—Richard D. Estes of Peterborough, NH, December 6, 2021; ethologist; researched the behavior of African wildebeest and other plains antelopes; also taught and guided safaris in Tanzania; author of scientific papers and behavioral and field guides to African wildlife; curator, associate, or board member at numerous scientific institutes; advocate for environmental and wildlife conservation; editor and publisher, the Gnusletter; enjoyed choral singing; active in professional affairs.

’68 BA—Alan M. Simon of Savannah, GA, formerly of Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2021; civil engineer; veteran; docent, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force; active in religious affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’69 BA, MBA ’71—Brian L. Cornell of Hingham, MA, and Hallandale Beach, FL, July 22, 2022; office managing partner and policy board member, PwC; senior co-captain of the Big Red ice hockey team that won the 1966–67 national championship; enjoyed reading, skiing, horse racing, and the beach; active in alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’69 PhD—Douglas P. Gebler of Elizabethtown, KY, July 27, 2020; middle school substitute teacher; chemical industry professional; enjoyed travel, skiing, outdoor activities, and coaching youth soccer; active in alumni affairs.

’69 BA—D. Peter Harvey of Piedmont, CA, May 15, 2022; intellectual property attorney; founder, Harvey & Co. IP, focused on trademarks, trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair competition litigation; co-founder, Harvey Siskind LLP; proponent of the internationalization of the U.S. Trademark Association; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.


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1970s

’70—Davidson W. Case of Kingwood, TX, formerly of Dallas, TX, December 28, 2021; vice president, Allied Marketing; also worked in Atlanta, GA, and Concord, CA; avid Scrabble and chess player; enjoyed travel, scuba diving, skiing, running, and biking; active in religious affairs.

’70 BA—Theodolph H. Jacobs Jr. of Charleston, SC, February 6, 2022; medical director, Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center; family physician in private practice, Body of Christ Health Ministries; also practiced in other healthcare facilities in South Carolina and Kentucky; black belt, Japan Karate Institute; enjoyed his Steinway piano, chess, and following quarterback Tom Brady; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’71 BS Ag, DVM ’81—Sherry Smith Brothers of Crestline, CA, February 2021; small animal veterinarian, treating several different species; owner, Highland Avenue Veterinary Clinic; also worked at Valley Animal Hospital and Northside Veterinary Clinic; raised show dogs; enjoyed learning and teaching; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’71 BS Ag—Stephen E. Crumb of Seabeck, WA, January 1, 2022; mathematics teacher, Bremerton School District; Scout leader; avid do-it-yourselfer; enjoyed international travel, camping and the outdoors, and reading. Acacia. Wife, Marie Pierce Crumb ’72, BS ’71.

’71 BEE, ME ’72—Ricky L. Grover of Newark Valley, NY, December 9, 2021; electrical engineer at Lockheed Martin, General Electric, and Grumman Aviation; avid ham radio operator; enjoyed reading, NASCAR, watching football, building and working on computers, and computer programming.

’71–75 GR—R. Gary Sagar of Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2021; business math teacher, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Operations Management group; also worked for the Royal Canadian Air Force, the British Columbia Children’s Dental Health Research Project, and the British Columbia Sheriff Service; documented the philatelic creations of Canadian cachet maker Angus McMillan; enjoyed making jam, cooking, trains, and collecting stamps.

’71 PhD—John Wanagel of Freeville, NY, January 5, 2022; owner of a materials testing laboratory business; enjoyed coaching youth soccer and baseball, collecting 1950s and ’60s Lincolns, and mowing trails at his home with his antique tractors.

’72, BA ’81—Robert J. Finigan of Arlington, VA, March 21, 2021; active in alumni affairs.

’72 BME, ME ’73—Robert Tanczos of Statesville, NC, August 7, 2021; engineering manager, Fischbein LLC; also worked on technical projects at Evergreen Packaging, Weck, International Paper, Smith Corona, and Fafnir Bearing; mentor; enjoyed travel to national parks, following NASA and the U.S. space program, and playing volleyball and softball; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Carol Hubbell Tanczos ’74.

’73—Paul S. Kawaller of Mechanicsburg, PA, January 23, 2022; application development administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Office of Administration; enjoyed travel, gardening, hiking, kayaking, fishing, reading, and in-depth study of a wide variety of topics; active in artistic and religious affairs.

’73 BS ILR—John T. Leahy of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Worthington, MA, December 13, 2021; labor law attorney in private practice; also worked at Westvaco Inc.; enjoyed tennis, hiking, canoeing, cooking, music, reading, telling jokes, and spending time on the water; active in alumni affairs.

’74 BA—Andrew G. Roth of Highland, NY, formerly of Roanoke, VA, December 10, 2021; creative writer, with artist residencies at the McDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH) and Willapa Bay AiR (Ocean Park, WA); plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Blue Ridge Plastic Surgery; spoke four languages; enjoyed movies and film history, reading, games of strategy, sports, and playing piano; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’75 BA—Randal D. Evans of Spring, TX, May 30, 2022; IT consultant and entrepreneur; co-founder, the ProVisio Group; also co-founded D-Cubed, a media conversion company; founder and president, Informacians Inc., one of the largest consulting firms in Houston; started and sold several other successful companies; president, National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses; enjoyed baseball, basketball, and coaching youth sports; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’75, BS Ag ’76—John P. Loranger of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Warren, PA, February 8, 2022; president, Insert Molding Technologies; also worked at Loranger Manufacturing; avid hunter and fisherman; enjoyed cooking, playing basketball and golf, political debate, and the Pittsburgh Steelers; active in religious and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’75 MBA—Patrick J. McCann of McLean, VA, January 10, 2022; founder, McCann Capitol Advocates, a transportation lobbying firm; senior analyst, Congressional Budget Office and chief clerk, U.S. Senate Transportation Committee; VISTA volunteer; enjoyed travel and tending his orchids.

’75 BS Ag—Lloyd C. Wetherbee of Horseheads, NY, July 5, 2022; district technician, Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District; veteran; expert handyman; enjoyed hunting, bicycling, wine tours, growing garlic, and working the land.

’77 BS ILR—Andrew M. Curtis of The Villages, FL, July 3, 2022; estate planning attorney in Miami, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Honolulu; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’77 BS Ag—Ildiko Burda Kruth of Reno, NV, November 21, 2021; second-grade teacher, Legacy Christian School; homemaker and homeschooler; helped international students at the University of Nevada transition to the U.S.; humanitarian and naturalist; active in community and religious affairs.

’77 BA—James C. La Forge of North Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Montclair, NJ, July 21, 2022; attorney, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; volunteer firefighter; enjoyed fishing, skiing, and following the New York Yankees and Giants; active in alumni affairs.

’78 BS ILR—Michael D. Gallo of Broken Arrow, OK, December 27, 2021; human resources manager, Rich Dairy Products; veteran; enjoyed travel, camping, golf, restoring antique radios, collecting old Salamanca (NY) postcards, and Buffalo Bills football; active in alumni affairs.

’78, BArch ’79—Peter Guzy of Ridgefield, CT, May 14, 2022; co-founder and principal architect, Asfour Guzy Architects; also practiced in Switzerland and taught architectural design and theory at ETH Zurich; avid book collector, self-taught jazz pianist, and talented chef; enjoyed international travel and reading literature and poetry.


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1980s

’80, BArch ’81—Shirley Chin Bassett of Lexington, MA, January 22, 2022; award-winning architect; founder and principal, SBA Architects, designing custom homes, multi-family homes, and the Santa Clara County, CA, Public Transportation System; avid artist, bicyclist, and volleyball player; enjoyed travel, camping, cooking, and jam sessions; active in community and alumni affairs. Husband, William G. Bassett ’80.

’81 BS Ag, PhD ’91—Philip H. Kogan of Brooklyn, NY, January 22, 2022; senior staff associate medical education systems specialist, SUNY Downstate Graduate Medical Center; author of numerous publications on insect biology and physiology; advocate for health and well-being; professionally trained in the Feldenkrais Method.

’81 BA—Timothy R. Yeadon of Barkhamsted, CT, January 16, 2022; Lutheran bishop, traveling throughout New England and to Liberia and Germany; minister, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Hartford; supervising pastor to 15 vicars and lead on parishioner mission trips to Kenya; enjoyed golf and other outdoor sports, painting, woodworking, singing, reading, word puzzles, and coaching youth sports; active in community and professional affairs. Wife, Ruth Schumacher Yeadon ’81.

’83, BArch ’84—Nikos Ktenàs of Lugano, Switzerland, July 13, 2022; award-winning architect on more than 80 projects; known for reinventing the typology of buildings and enriching their classical character; owner, Nikos Ktenàs Architecture, Lugano and Athens; visiting professor, Accademia di Architectura, University of Thessaly, and Politecnico di Milano; Luigi Snozzi chair, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; directed various architecture workshops in Europe and gave public lectures in European schools and cities. Wife, Maria Costa Von Buchwald ’83.

’83—Elizabeth Sergi of Berthoud, CO, formerly of Des Moines, IA, July 6, 2022; emergency room physician; also taught science at Vassar College and Cornell University; lover of animals.

’84 PhD—Jacqueline Peknic Burns of Ridgefield, CT, December 16, 2021; director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Danbury Hospital; emergency room nurse, St. John’s Queens Hospital; active in professional and religious affairs.

’84 BA—John J. Holmes of New Rochelle, NY, June 7, 2022; trial attorney; assistant district attorney, Kings County District Attorney’s office; avid Mets fan; enjoyed international travel, music, swimming, hiking, and biking. Alpha Tau Omega.

’84—Michael P. Smith of Camden, NY, formerly of Baldwinsville, NY, January 19, 2022; electrician, Knapp Electric; member of the Haudenosaunee Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan, and helped build the Onondaga Nation Arena, Tsha’Hon’nonyen’dakhwa’; lover of nature; enjoyed walking, boating, and animals.

’85, BA ’86—Kevin J. McKeown of Fairfield, NJ, January 24, 2022; 401K plan administrator, Preferred Pensions; French horn player and member of the Diamond State Concert Band; avid history buff; enjoyed all sports and following the Philadelphia Eagles.

’86 BS HE—Betty Schaffhouser Heichel of Montour Falls, NY, July 7, 2022; owner of the Curiosity Shop in Ovid, Blossoms Bed and Breakfast in Watkins Glen, and flower and gift shops in Trumansburg and Watkins Glen; licensed master social worker, holding various positions in Chemung, Steuben, and Broome counties; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’87 MS—Lucille B. Laccetti of Groton, CT, December 24, 2021; plant research scientist at Pfizer, Decalb Research Laboratory, and Monsanto; author of numerous scientific publications; enjoyed reading history books, gardening, and entertaining.

’88 BS Ag—James D. Paul II of Washington, DC, January 11, 2002; sales manager, Paul’s Wholesale Florist Co.; championship basketball player; active in alumni affairs.


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1990s

’92 BS HE—Seth R. Axelrod of Middlefield, CT, January 25, 2022; award-winning clinical psychologist; director of the dialectical behavior therapy track of the Intensive Outpatient Program, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; accomplished singer in musicals, choirs, a cappella groups, and operas; enjoyed playing Scrabble, cards, and other board games; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’96 MBA—Shirley Choy-Marshall of San Jose, CA, May 9, 2014; director of marketing, HPShopping.com, Hewlett-Packard; HIPS president, Hacienda Environmental Magnet Elementary School; active in alumni affairs.

’96 BA—Phillip L. Geissler of Oakland, CA, July 17, 2022; research scientist and award-winning professor of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; integrated music in his classroom teaching; accomplished guitarist and lover of nature; enjoyed travel, hiking, competitive sports, and good California wine and food.

’96 BS HE—Jessica Schwarting Good of Towson, MD, October 2, 2021; licensed clinical psychologist in private practice; provided therapy and conducted psychological and forensic evaluations; cat lover; enjoyed international travel, skiing, camping, hiking, biking, and yoga; active in alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’99 BA—Jason M. Oechsle of Boca Raton, FL, January 17, 2022; owner of his own auto business, where he bought, sold, and worked on cars; avid reader, writer, and sports enthusiast; enjoyed watching car racing and following the Patriots and the Red Sox.


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2020s

’20–22 GR—Alexander J. Metzger of Chapel Hill, NC, July 26, 2022; student in the electrical and computer engineering doctoral program at Cornell University.


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Published October 1, 2022