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    Summer 2016
1930s
Janet S. (Smalldon) Popyk, ’36, of Lititz, PA, Jul. 6, age 101.
 
1940s
Albert S. Pratt, ’40, of Sun Valley, ID, May 29, age 96.
Geraldine A. Torp Smith, ’41, of Portland, Jul. 24, age 96.
Jane D. (Sales) Coffman, ’43, of Lansing, Jul. 28, age 93.
Doris H. Gomsrude, ’43, of Irvine, CA, Apr. 29, age 94.
Ann E. (Slater) Cannon, ’46, of Montague, Jul. 28, age 92.
Margaret L. (Mosher) Childs, ’46, of Grand Rapids, Jul. 29, age 90.
Willard M. Utman , ’46, of Altoona, FL, Apr. 14, age 93.
E. Patricia Brain, ’47, of San Diego, CA, Mar. 2, age 89.
Donald J. Clark, ’47, of Bay City, Mar. 23, age 92.
Floyd J. Lamb, ’47, of San Francisco, CA, Jul. 24, age 92.
Yvonne C. (Cilliers) Johnson, ’48, of Atlanta, May 20, age 88.
Leslie H. Belknap, ’49, of Naples, FL, Feb. 17.
Charles L. Demorest, ’49, of Annapolis, MD, Apr. 24, age 94.
Robert C. Fleischmann, ’49, of Charleroi, PA, Mar. 9, age 88.
Elwood J. Mellinger, ’49, of  Imperial, CA, Jul. 31, age 92.
Richard G. Schultheis, ’49, of Warner-Robbins, GA, Jul. 10, age 90.
Amos R. Shields, ’49, of Warren, Jun. 23, age 90.
William E. Tatroe, ’49, of Battle Creek, May 16, age 90.
William A. Weidman, ’49, of Lansing, Apr. 10, age 93.
Charlotte A. (Metz) Wilder, ’49, of Bloomfield Hills, Mar. 13.
 
1950s
Edwin B. Bozian, ’50, of West Bloomfield, Jun. 20, age 88.
Marvin G. Pridgeon, ’50, of Southfield, Jun. 14, age 86.
Wendell A. Somers, ’50, of Perrinton, Jul. 21, age 87.
Murray L. Sullivan, ’50, of Grand Rapids, Jul. 26, age 90.
Jack R. Van Lopik, ’50, of Baton Rouge, LA, Jul. 31, age 86.
Richard C. Beckwith, ’51, of Fort Worth, TX, Jul. 24, age 86. 
Bernard R. Bridgford, ’51, of Pontiac, Apr. 3, age 86.
David W. Conway, ’51, of Sun City Center, FL, Jul. 28, age 95.
Patrick J. Corcoran, ’51, of Walnut, CA, Jul. 28, age 89.
Mary B. (Pettijohn) Hurrell, ’51, of East Lansing, Jul. 23, age 93.
James W. Kahl, ’51, of Winona, MN, Jun. 24.
Albert W. McCort, ’51, of Fort Mohave, AZ, Apr. 11, age 87.
Robert G. Metzger, ’51, of Grand Rapids, Jul. 15, age 87.
Merlin A. Nelson, ’51, of Iron Mountain, May 29, age 86.
Richard E. Roberts, ’51, of Saginaw, Feb. 27, age 86.
Wesley D. Russell, ’51, of Rockville, IN, Mar. 3, age 86.
Dale H. Treusdell, ’51, of Yakima, WA, Jun. 21, age 92.
Lyle E. Trout, ’51, of Hastings, MN, Jul. 10, age 93.
Carolyn (Gage) Vanderslice, ’51, of Portland, OR, Jun. 22, age 85.
Ira Wilson, ’51, of Bloomfield Hills, Feb. 9, age 93.
Thomas W. Cooper, ’52, of Lansing, Apr. 10, age 93.
Donald B. Jocks, ’52, of Trenton, Feb. 21, age 90.
Robert O. Kenworthy, ’52, of Portland, Apr. 28, age 88.
Helen M. (Schultz) Meyering, ’52, of Grosse Pointe, Apr. 8, age 84.
Phillip A. Auer, ’53, of Shalimar, FL, May 5, age 83.
Kenneth L. Chichester, ’53, of Kalkaska, Jul. 26, age 86.
Stanley B. Thorne, ’53, of Rochester, WA, Feb. 24, age 91.
Frederick H. Weeks, ’53, of Annandale, VA, Sep. 7, age 84.
Charles P. Bowers, ’54, of Wayland, MA, Jul. 31, age 86.
Richard S. Cook, ’54, of Vero Beach, FL, Mar. 1, age 92.
Franklin R. Fronek, ’54, of Greeley, CO, Jul. 25, age 82.
Willard G. Mercer, ’54, of Williamston, May 9, age 91.
John M. Shigekawa, ’54, of La Crescenta, CA, Feb. 8, age 89.
Patricia H. Timmer, ’54, of East Lansing, Mar. 29. 
Clayton E. VanHall, ’54, of Midland, Jul. 31, age 91.
Suzanne M. (Gingrich) Gochnaur, ’55, of Columbia, SC, Apr. 15, age 81.
Louise A. Shumway, ’55, of Lansing, May 27, age 83.
Hermann Bonasch, ’56, of San Lorenzo, CA, Jul. 6, age 85.
James S. Brinks, ’56, of Plymouth, Jun. 11, age 81.
Carl E. Lind, ’56, of Rochester, NY, Feb. 7, age 85.
James P. Throgmorton, ’56, of Seal Beach, CA, Jul. 9, age 84.
Janet G. (Henderson)Cook, ’57, Grand Blanc, Mar. 12, age 78.
Thomas L. Gregory, ’57, of St. Petersburg, FL, Aug. 23, age 79.
Howard G. Hardesty, ’57, of Southfield, Apr. 14, age 80.
Loraine L. (Trepagnier) Miller, ’57, of Livonia, Jul. 19, age 80.
Daniel J. Morrissey, ’57, of Davison, Jul. 29, age 80.
Raymond G. Chapman, ’58, of   Goffstown, NH, Feb. 2, age 83.
James W. Costar, ’58, of Okemos, Jul. 27, age 90.
Joyce A. (Minns) Federhart, ’58, of Saginaw, Oct. 29, age 79.
Lowell H. Peterson, ’58, of Marquette, May 6, age 79.
George R. Notel, ’59, of Virginia Beach, VA, May 11, age 81.
Theodore W. Weesner, ’59, of Portsmouth, NH, Jun. 25, age 79.
 
1960s
Victor P. Freliga, ’60, of Troy, May 20, age 84.
Ralph G. Fisk, ’62, of Pensacola, FL, Feb. 2, age 79.
Larry F. Reahm, ’62, of Spotsylvania, VA, Aug. 19, age 75.
Ned H. Bennett, ’63, of Venice, FL, Jul. 15, age 81.
Thomas Oviatt, ’63, of Greer, SC, May 16, age 73.
Margaret J. Phillips, ’63, of  Washington, DC, Sep. 21, age 74.
Edward G. Vance, ’63, of Ionia, Jul. 26, age 73.
Sandra L. Benz, ’64, of Monroe, IN, Jul. 1, age 72.
Michael T. Dinan, ’64, of Rochester, Feb. 9, age 78.
Richard H. Lehnert, ’64, of Trufant, Aug. 31, age 72.
William W. Meranda, ’64, of  Williamston, Jul. 27, age 73.
David C. Gray, ’65, of Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 28, age 71.
Beverly B. (Bontekoe) Schwartz, ’65, of Midland, Jun. 30, age 72.
Robert M. Carter, ’66, of Flint, Jul. 23, age 89.
Stephen S. Hall, ’66, of Sarasota, FL, Jul. 30, age 80.
H. C. Tien, ’66, of Lansing, Jul. 29, age 86.
Marilyn A. Major, ’67, of Niagara Falls, NY, Jul. 26, age 76.
Pamela K. (Harbison) Radcliffe, ’67, of Chelsea, 
May 29, age 69.
Jack T. Vander Ven, ’67, of Cincinnati, OH, Apr. 29, age 81.
John T. Walters, ’67, of Okemos, Jul. 26, age 70.
Charles D. Moore, ’68, of Walnut Creek, CA, Jun. 11, age 68.
Randall G. Petersen, ’68, of Ludington, Jul. 17, age 70.
David W. Smith, ’68, of Luther, May 5, age 72.
George L. Bronson, ’69, of Houston, TX, Jul. 30, age 73.
Rusch O. Dees, ’69, of Spring Hill, FL, May 7, age 73.
James B. Goodwin, ’69, of Louisville, KY, Apr. 5, age 67.
 
1970s
Patricia J. Palmer Curren, ’70, of Mason, Apr. 10, age 67.
Lynne A. (Laird) Dancha, ’70, of Minneapolis, MN, May 13, age 67.
Alma J. Gilreath, ’70, of Lansing, May 29, age 84.
Kathleen B. (Watt) Markel, ’70, of Detroit, Jun. 1, age 67.
Bert Shaber, ’70, of Spokane, WA, Mar. 25.
Michael C. Fink, ’71, of South Salem, NY, May 1, age 69.
Robert G. Kulicamp, ’71, of Grand Ledge, May 17, age 82.
Charles Q. Leverich, ’71, of  Three Rivers, May 13, age 66.
Victor J. DeRosier, ’72, of Cary, NC, Mar. 9, age 65.
Walter R. Kepler, ’72, of Lansing, May 1, age 76.
Scott K. Hanson, ’73, of Marquette, Mar. 29, age 66.
Jethro Harris, ’73, of Port Huron, Apr. 15, age 66.
James J. Byrne, ’74, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Jul. 10, age 73.
Margaret M. (Eagle) Ziaja, ’77, Dearborn, Feb. 26, age 60.
Marcia A. Browers, ’78, of Battle Ground, WA, Mar. 11, age 57.
 
1980s
Joel M. Woolfson, ’80, of West Roxbury, MA, Sep. 15, age 60.
Gretchen M. Foster, ’82, of Okemos, Jul. 21, age 80.
Phillip L. Golyar, ’82, of Battle Creek, Jun. 26, age 73.
Esther R. (Riske) Mueller, ’82, of Warren, Feb. 22, age 56.
Sue A. Barrows-Elsner, ’89, of Mason, Jul. 15, age 60.
 
1990s
Thomas J. Hogan, ’93, of Jackson, TN, Jul. 30, age 44.
Bryce M. Koth, ’95, of Dearborn, Jul. 14, age 52.
 
Faculty and Staff
Arvilla Bolley, of Harrison.
Jerry L. Carr, of Summerville, SC, Apr. 13, age 73.
Lawrence Rush, of Haslett, Jul. 17, age 64.
William Timar, of Riverview, Jul. 25, age 58.
Doris Zollman, of Lansing, Mar. 8, age 80.