Obituaries

Richard (Dick) Overmyer ’56 Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts

Richard “Dick” Overmyer ’56, professor emeritus of communication arts, died on May 13, 2019. Overmyer graduated from Allegheny with a B.A. in theater and then served in the entertainment section of the U.S. Army Special Services Division. After earning his Master of Fine Arts degree, he taught at San Jose State College and was head of the drama department at Southwestern College in California. He also served as the scene designer and technical director for the Lakewood Little Theater in Lakewood, Ohio, and as director of the S.T.V. Players of the American Turnverein Association of Cleveland. Overmyer joined the Allegheny faculty in 1966 and served as managing director of the Playshop Theatre, where he also performed in and directed many productions. Overmyer was conferred emeritus status when he retired in 1998. “I try to make theater accessible; it is a mirror of society,” Overmyer told Allegheny magazine in 1993. “When students read a play in which they can identify with a character or situation, they are excited.” Following his career at Allegheny, he served as director of the Academy Theatre in Meadville. He enjoyed reading, walking, playing poker and working in his woodshop. Overmyer was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Masterson Overmyer ’55, who served as head of the College’s costume shop. He is survived by one daughter, Katherine Cooper ’89; one son, Michael Overmyer ’92; one sister, Melinda Sharrit; one brother, Ed Overmyer; and six grandchildren.

Glenn W. Thompson Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Glenn W. Thompson, a longtime psychology professor at Allegheny, died on March 31, 2019. He graduated from Clarion University in 1952. He then entered the U.S. Air Force serving stateside during the Korean War. He also sang in the Airman’s Chorus, called the Sampsonaires, while in the military. While serving in the Air Force, he took courses at a nearby college and before graduation was admitted to Penn State University and received a departmental assistantship. He then received a Public Health Service Fellowship and his master’s degree. He received his Ph.D. in clinical/developmental psychology from Penn State and did postdoctoral work at San Diego State University in gerontology. He joined the Allegheny faculty in 1961, was promoted to full professor in 1970, and retired in 1996, when he was accorded emeritus status. He was a part-time staff psychologist at Crawford County Mental Health Center, and in 1978, he also went into private practice with his wife, the former Margie Say, as his office manager, and continued until the fall of 2015. He was a member of the Men’s Literary Union, the Meadville Country Club, the Pennsylvania State Mental Health Board, the governing board at Warren State Hospital, was treasurer of the Crawford County Hospital Authority, and was chair of Boy Scout Troop 244. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Patti Ann Shook ’80, Glenn A.W. Thompson ’81, Lisa Annette Chandler ’85 and Stuart D.F. Thompson ’87; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a sister, Marlene Davis.

Edward J. Walsh Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Edward Joseph Walsh, who served on the Allegheny chemistry faculty for 35 years, died on August 5, 2019. Walsh was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He received his B.S. degree from the New York State University of Education at Albany and his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. He also profoundly appreciated the arts, which he both collected and created. He read literature voraciously, he studied religions faithfully, and he followed politics passionately. Walsh was a brilliant chemist who published nationally acclaimed research throughout his professional life. He taught chemistry at Allegheny from 1964 to 1999, chairing the department for 10 years. During that time, he trained dozens of professional scientists and inspired hundreds of other students, many of whom remained in touch with him for decades. “Ed was a foundational pillar that secured Allegheny’s historic position as a strong science school in the national liberal arts landscape, and he served as a catalyst to put the department in a position to be a nationally recognized undergraduate research program,” said P.J. Persichini, chair of the Chemistry Department. “Ed was a foundational pillar that secured Allegheny’s historic position as a strong science school in the national liberal arts landscape, and he served as a catalyst to put the department in a position to be a nationally recognized undergraduate research program,” said P.J. Persichini, chair of the Chemistry Department. Walsh is survived by his wife, Kirsten Peterson ’78, director of pre-professional advising at Allegheny; two daughters, Deidre Walsh and Siobhan Peterson-Walsh ’08; two grandsons and two sisters. Memorials may be made to the Ed Walsh Chemistry Department Fund at Allegheny College, Development & Alumni Affairs, 520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335.

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Mary Vogan Wiese on March 31, 2019. She received her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Lakeview High School. She is survived by five children, David R. Wiese, Mary Alice Whitten, Sara J. Burke, Roberta A. Welsh and Gilbert B. Wiese; her siblings, Arthur Vogan and Josephine Vogan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Mary Allen Lamb on February 26, 2019. She studied pre-nursing at Allegheny. During the years of raising her family, she volunteered as a special education teacher at the Memphis School. She also enrolled at Baldwin Wallace College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and humanities in 1971. She was an advocate for people with disabilities. Her calling to Christian service inspired her to attend the Ashland Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the master of divinity degree in 1985. She was a pastoral disability specialist at the Outreach Ministry of the Catholic Dioceses of Ohio. Previous to that she was a program coordinator and director of the Task Force for Persons with Disabilities for the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. Among her many honors and citations, she received the Cuyahoga County Award for Advocacy and New Programs and the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service. At the time of her death, she was director emeritus on the board of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hirt; sons, Doug Jr., Allen and David; and many grandchildren.

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Edgar Gasteiger on February 9, 2019. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Minnesota. In 1951, he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, while also serving as a research associate in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was also an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He served there until 1961, when he joined Cornell University’s faculty as a professor of physical biology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was elected emeritus in 1987. He studied neural science and electrophysiology, with notable work on the neurophysiology of the spinal cord. He played a key role in developing the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell in the 1960s, reorganized and improved premedical advising in the 1970s, and helped introduce the use of computing systems to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Those who knew him believe his most valuable contributions came as a teacher and member of the Cornell community. He is survived by three sons, Kirpal ’74, Kris and Eric, five grandchildren, and his partner, Anna Merson.

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Grace Baldwin Davis on September 9, 2019. She is survived by her children, Peter A. and William A.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Christine Lang.

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Janet Flinn Morris on May 2, 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree from Akron University and a master’s degree from Kent State University. She taught at Lakemore Elementary School for 30 years. After retirement, she did volunteer work at the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital in Lakemore, Ohio. She is survived by her son, David Morris; a daughter, Nancy Stinson Anderson; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Erwin P. Staller on February 11, 2019. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Signal Corps during World War II. After the war, he returned to Long Island and became a real estate developer and philanthropist. His company prospered and developed numerous shopping centers as well as office buildings and industrial buildings across Long Island and Connecticut. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Friedman Staller; four children and nine grandchildren.

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Janice Crittenden Baker on January 2, 2020. She attended Allegheny prior to earning a bachelor of arts in history from Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is survived by three children, Martha E. Baker, Douglas A. Baker and Judith A. Baker, and four grandchildren.

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Marilla Burkett Fellows on March 1, 2019. She worked as a freelance writer and retired in 1986 from television station WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio. She is survived by two sons, Tim Fellows and Mark Fellows; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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I. Marie Hamilton on December 4, 2019. She received her master’s degree in teaching and her advanced graduate credit degree in social studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She retired in 1974 from the Laude County School District in Missouri where she had been employed as an elementary school teacher. She also worked on her son’s farm in Crawford County tending to the animals. She was a member of the board of directors of Women’s Services, the Center for Family Services and the United Way of Western Crawford County where she was awarded the Pennsylvania United Way Volunteer of the Year Award in 1994 and was the first recipient of the Raymond P. Shafer Award for volunteers. She also served as a member of the School Improvement Council, the Essential Services Coalition on Housing Needs, Woman’s Literary Club, Hilltop Garden Club and the Antique Study Club. She was involved with the former McKeever Environmental Learning Center where she assisted in the student programs. In 1996, at the age of 73, she was honored to be the Olympics torch bearer as it moved from Ohio into Pennsylvania. She was an active member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Meadville, where she served as superintendent of Sunday School for 10 years. She is survived by two sons, David Alan Hamilton and Craig Lee Hamilton, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

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Robert Bossler on March 30, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army, 99th Infantry Division, participating from start to finish in the Battle of the Bulge, then the Rhineland Campaign in Germany. He earned a Bronze Star. He also was a Penn State graduate, and was an aeronautical engineer at Bell, Kaman, and Lucas Western. The Kaflex Coupling is one of his 22 patents. An American Helicopter Society member, he received an AHS Honorary Fellow Award. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table, the Bloomfield Fish and Game Club and the 99th Division Association. He is survived by his children, David, Nancy and Rob; six grandchildren, and a brother, Bert.

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Florence Graham Mack on March 18, 2019. She earned her degree in economics. She worked in advertising prior to starting her family. While living in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, she served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and other organizations, including CASA and Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Mack-Fogg; two sons, Andrew and Thomas Mack; and 10 grandchildren.

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Doris Larsen Snell on December 1, 2019. She taught at Academy High School in the Erie School District while she earned her master’s in speech communications from Edinboro University, where she became a professor of speech communications. She earned a Ph.D. from Penn State and Walden Universities. As a classroom teacher, she saw the opportunity to effect change in the Erie educational system through serving on the Erie School Board and becoming a founding member of the Citizens for Better Schools organization. While teaching at Edinboro, she established many long relationships with her students and developed the heralded performance program, “Edinboro Off the Page.” For many years she piloted school vans full of talented students to county-wide appreciative audiences. After retiring in 1989, she continued to be involved in her lifelong commitment to education through her work with the Neighborhood Art House, helping students write and illustrate a children’s book, Fierce the Frog. She is survived by her sons, David Par and Richard Harvey.

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Janet Shoff Bacon on October 8, 2019. She worked at George Washington University Hospital and eventually relocated to Norfolk, Virginia. She was active in her community, volunteering for more than 35 years at Norfolk General Hospital/Sentara and Children’s Hospital. She is survived by her husband, George Bacon; three sons, Robert, David and Alan; a daughter, Susan Gryson, and seven grandchildren.

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Emogene Gault Barnett on July 18, 2019. She was a member of the Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter of the D.A.R. and Order of Eastern Star in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Surviving are two children, Beth Underwood and Brad Barnett, and three grandchildren.

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Portia Gott Simpson on December 5, 2019. She met her husband, Wayne P. Simpson ’47, at Allegheny. They were married for 46 years until his death in 1995. She worked as a schoolteacher. She is survived by her five children, Rebecca S. Jackson, James W. Simpson, William G. Simpson, W. Scott Simpson and David B. Simpson, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Catherine Anderson Bentkowski on October 21, 2019. She graduated with high honors in sociology. After graduation she was employed by Erie County Social Services Department in New York State, visiting clients in the steel-manufacturing suburb of Lackawanna. She met her future husband, John, in an evening school where both studied the Russian language. They lived for 61 years in Ithaca, New York. She was a stay-at-home mom, making a home for their children, James, Steven, Peter and Elizabeth, who survive. She is also survived by her two grandsons. She was employed at Cornell University in her later years in the Poultry Science School and the Law School.

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Richard H. Hughes on January 18, 2020. He served in the U.S. Army Tank Corps from 1944 to 1946 and then graduated from Allegheny. He continued his education at Northwestern University where he graduated with a master’s degree in psychology. He spent most of his career in administrative and industrial relations with American Viscose Corp,. FMC Corp. and was vice president of Avtex Fibers which produced rayon and fiber for the aerospace industry. He wrote extensive technical works in his field. He was an active volunteer and original founder of the Main Line Unitarian Church and was a local and national non-profits board member. He is survived by his two daughters, Jeanne Allyson and Barbara Kay; a grandchild and two great grandchildren.

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Bernard T. Hulse on November 11, 2019. He graduated from Allegheny after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his time in the military, he served as a radioman on a Liberty ship that fixed damaged planes in the South Pacific. He also served in the Army Band in New Orleans. He worked as a high school math teacher, owned a Texaco gas station, was a chemist for Wilson & Company, an engineer for General Dynamics, and finally spent the last 25 years of his career as a quality control engineer in the aerospace industry for Aerojet General in Sacramento, California. During his time with General Dynamics, he serviced Atlas missiles in armed silos. Music was very much a part of his life. He directed church choirs along with playing in multiple community bands. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons, Charles, Mark, Drew and Troy; 17 grandchildren and 25-plus great-grandchildren.

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Stephen Bayard Miller on August 18, 2019. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in World War II, training to become a bombardier. He then graduated from Allegheny where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and an original participant of the Washington Semester Program. He married his high school sweetheart, the late Joan Peters ’48, in 1948. Their life together took them from Pennsylvania to Florida, back to Pennsylvania, and, one last time to Florida, where they settled in Tampa. He was active in community affairs and a banker by profession. He is survived by his three children, Allyn Perry, Stephen, Jr. and Andrew; four grandchildren, four great-granddaughters, and his brother, Edwin.

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Miriam Geyser Bowman on December 27, 2019. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from her beloved alma mater. Meadville remained the home of her heart, where she made lifelong friends in her active association with the Unitarian Universalist Church as well as with Allegheny. She was a founder of “People for Peace,” took part in an international peace walk in the Ukraine in 1988, and at age 80, embarked on a six-month Semester at Sea trip around the world. She was a lifelong learner. She is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Robert H. Habich on December 21, 2019. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he resumed his education at Allegheny where he met the love of his life, Helen Aldrich Habich ’49, who predeceased him. He earned his master’s in education from New York University. He taught 11th Grade (New York State Regents) American History for almost 40 years. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Habich Ford, and his granddaughter.

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Deforest A. Matteson on April 3, 2019. He enlisted in the Army in 1942, and served in the 36th Field Artillery Group in North Africa and Europe. He attended Allegheny, earning an English degree, along with an engineering degree from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Horton Matteson; three children, John Matteson, Celeste Johnston and Keith Matteson; and a granddaughter.

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Robert E. Muckley on December 1, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After a short service due to war’s end, he attended Allegheny where as a sophomore he was sports editor of the college newspaper; as a junior, editor of the Kaldron, and as a senior, an officer of Phi Gamma Delta, as well as the choir director. He had a 36-year career with General Electric Lamp Division in St. Louis. He was transferred to Denver for a short time and his last 10 years with GE were in Tulsa. Volunteer work continued as he gave eight years to the Pima Council on Aging in Arizona. Some of his lifetime achievements include being chairman of his local St. Louis Boy Scout Troop, and he joined every choir of every church he attended. He is survived by his children, David Muckley, Jay Muckley, Joan Peters and Marybeth Stevenson, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Keith L. Smith on October 24, 2019. He served in China during World War II as a radio operator attached to the U.S. Army Air Corps 23rd Fighter Control Group, 14th Air Force, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He went on to Allegheny, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree and later earned a master’s degree in physics at Carnegie Tech. He was a member of General Electric’s Machinist Apprentice program before the war, and returned to GE postwar, and remained with the company until he retired, as a quality control manager, in 1985. He is survived by his four children, Keith Jr., Kim, Steve and Amy, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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John O. Woods, Jr on October 18, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and earned the rank of tech sergeant. He studied pre-med at Allegheny. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and did his internship at Pittsburgh hospitals. He served his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He moved to Everett, Washington, where he was the first pediatrician employed by the Everett Clinic and retired in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Orris; his children, Leslie, Bruce, Carol and Kathi; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Paul C. Berner, Sr. on March 26, 2019. He went on to earn a Master of Science in petroleum geology from Wayne State University. His career took him to 13 cities in 10 years across the United States before settling in Houston, Texas. A retired petroleum geologist, he worked for Skelly, Lion Oil, Monsanto, McCormick, and Sun Belt. He was a resident of La Porte, Texas, for 40 years. He was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in La Porte, where he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. He was active at the Houston Yacht Club and served as commodore in 1985. He was a member of the Blue Gavel and the Texas Navy. He is survived by his son, Paul C. Berner, Jr., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Elaine Stewart Case on April 24, 2019. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a cheerleader, wrote for the literary magazine and played intramural basketball. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. She was a teacher for many years in the public schools of Ohio, New York, Michigan and at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is survived by her son, Daniel Case; her daughter, Deborah Lash; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her sister, Betty Lepley.

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Sally Schaefer McClure on August 9, 2018. She operated a monogram business in Rochester, New York, and also worked in a middle-management job placement in Boston. She is survived by her husband, Gene McClure ’50; a son, Jeff McClure; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Laurence A. Merriman on May 12, 2019. After working as a sales representative for Sherwin Williams and a sales representative and then executive vice president of sales for Arnold Corporation, he founded Graphic Business Systems Corp. in 1971. GBS grew from a small operation run out of his home to a diverse company that employs hundreds of people. He remained active in the business and served as its chairman of the board of directors. Motivated by a concern for all of his employees and a desire to ensure their financial security, he sold GBS to all of the employees 20 years ago. He supported many philanthropic organizations in Canton, Ohio, including United Way, Stark Community Foundation, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, and Arts in Stark, and in Sarasota, Florida, including the Ringling Museum, Asolo Theatre, and Mote Marine Laboratory. He also strongly supported educational institutions, including the University of Notre Dame and Allegheny College. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Merriman; three sons, Mark, Mike and Jeff; and six grandchildren.

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John Peffer on April 22, 2019. He worked his entire career with PPG Industries as a polymer chemist, but also showed a lifelong passion for action and helping others that left an enduring mark on the Pittsburgh community. He is survived by his wife, Margery; his children, Linda Powell, Richard Peffer and Nancy Peffer; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

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Virginia A. Pratt on September 11, 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s in student personnel administration from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Following employment at the YWCA, the Hackensack Hospital School of Nursing, and as associate dean of students at the State University of Buffalo, she worked as a professor at Oswego State College. Retiring in 1990 as an associate professor of history, she had earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher who gave extensive attention to student advisement and curriculum development. She taught extensively in support of the American Studies Program on campus and served as its coordinator from 1972 to 1984. For many years, she was the Oswego liaison with American University for the Washington Semester Program. She volunteered with Safe Haven, Meals on Wheels, the Human Concerns Center, Oswego Public Library, American Cancer Society, and the Oswego County Humane Society. She is survived by her brother, Hayden Pratt.

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Norman H. Baker on August 30, 2019. He was a four-year letterman in basketball and football, and was inducted into Allegheny’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He graduated from the Ohio State University Medical School and completed his surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as captain and chief of medical staff at Chanute Air Force Base in Champaign County, Illinois. He was the founder and president of Ohio Heart and Thoracic Surgery Center, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Marie Bosca Baker; his children, Douglas, Annie, Daniel and Susan; several grandchildren; his stepchildren, Chris Bosca and Anthony Bosca; several step-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Baker, and a sister, Sally Murphy.

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Robert O. Barkley on July 12, 2019. He fought in World War II and used the GI bill to attend Allegheny. He started his own insurance firm in Elkhart, Indiana. He then moved to Florida and became a trustee of the Ringling College of Art and Design. He is survived by his wife Marilyn; two daughters, Jules and Lisa, and two grandchildren.

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Nancy Smith King on May 21, 2019.

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Sylvia Thomas Mountsier on April 17, 2019. Sylvia attended college in her hometown of Meadville where she met her college sweetheart, Stevenson Mountsier ’52. She graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology, then moved to Chicago where she continued her education. She and Steve were married in 1954 upon his return from service in Korea. Steve and Sylvia loved to travel and they also made a home and great friend in several different places, across Texas, California, Canada, and Illinois. Sylvia was always an artist at heart. Through the years, she took up oil painting, watercolor, and eventually, through her love of jewelry and impeccable eye, became a metalsmith and jewelry designer. She was known for her exquisite earrings and wrist cuffs inspired by the organic, rugged shapes of seashells she found on the shore in Ocean City, New Jersey, each summer, which was showcased across the Midwest, including in stores like at Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus. She is survived by her husband, Steve; her children, Thomas Mountsier and Amy Mountsier; four grandchildren, and her beloved guide dog, Estelle.

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Jakob A. Planinsek on June 30, 2019. He was a cancer researcher at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. Born in the village of Dolenje Kamence in Slovenia, he was among a group of outspoken anti-fascist students at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia who were picked up and taken by cattle car to a concentration camp in Trieste, Italy. Released after a year, he joined his father and brothers in the resistance, opposing Communists under Marshal Tito. His father and two of his three brothers were killed in the fighting. Jakob stepped on a landmine, lost his right leg and was not expected to live. After numerous surgeries in Celje Hospital in Slovenia, he was sent to a refugee camp in Graz, Austria. While a refugee, he attended the medical school at Kaiser Franz-Joseph University in Graz, leaving before graduation in 1949 to accept a World Student Scholarship offered him by Allegheny. Leaving his late first wife, Helena, behind in the refugee camp, he sailed to America on a Liberty ship and taught himself English with flashcards in his dorm room at Allegheny. He graduated in two years with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He studied for a master’s degree in biology at New York University and worked as a cancer researcher for a time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then had a 33-year career at Roswell Park, first as a cancer research scientist, then as a senior cancer research scientist in cellular immunology. He was a collaborator and co-author for more than two dozen scientific articles, primarily in the Journal of Immunology and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Survivors include his second wife, Janet A. Stevens; two daughters, Helen M. Brady and Tina A. Daucher; a son, John J.; a sister, Marija Retelj; and seven grandchildren.

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Barbara Weybrew Roark on January 15, 2020. She met the love of her life, George W. Roark, Jr. while at Allegheny and they were married in 1949, and celebrated their 70th anniversary on February 5, 2019. She and George settled in the Washington, D.C., area as George completed his postgraduate training and began to practice psychiatry. She worked for a time as a computer specialist for CONCERN, Inc., a national nonprofit environmental education organization in Washington. She is survived by her husband, Dr. George W. Roark, Jr., her children, George R. Roark, Robin Roark, Kristi Hobby and Kathryn; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Louis L. Sanders, Jr. on September 1, 2019. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1951 Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in zoology.

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James R. Zuberbuhler on June 24, 2019. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After joining Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1967, he became the director of its Department of Pediatric Cardiology, where he worked to establish a world-renowned pediatric cardiology training program. In addition to caring for his patients, he worked with his fellow cardiologists to train medical residents and fellows who became experts and pioneers in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart anomalies. During a challenging transition period at Children’s Hospital, he was appointed acting chair of pediatrics from 1987-88, and in 1994, he was called on to serve for two years as Children’s medical director. Following that, he returned to the practice of pediatric cardiology, which he did until 2003. He is survived by his wife, Janet Y. Zuberbuhler; his four children, James S. Zuberbuhler, Ann Zuberbuhler West, Mary Belohlavek and Amy Butler, and 10 grandchildren.

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Harold E. Cooley on October 9, 2019. While at Allegheny, he met his future wife, the late Marie Suzanne McCreary Cooley ’52 singing in the a capella choir at Allegheny; they enjoyed each other’s friendship during their four years in Meadville. After graduation, they were married on October 24,1953, a marriage that would last over 62 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a helicopter pilot, stationed in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, where he flew rescue missions. He then worked at Crucible Steel in Pittsburgh. After 30 years, he retired from his job at Crucible and started his own business in the metal industry. He is survived by his two children, David Cooley and Suzanne Cooley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Peggy Yeaton Kruest on May 24, 2019. She dedicated her life to teaching elementary school children, with a specialty in language arts. She began her career at Washington Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio, then on to the Lisbon and Fremont school systems, and concluded her career with 31 years at the Reilly Elementary and Southeast Schools in Salem, Ohio. She received her degree in education and her master’s from Youngstown State University. She is survived by a dear friend, Robert Mentzer; a brother, William T. Yeaton, and two sisters, Elizabeth Myers and Mary Staffrey.

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Gloria Keyes Morelli on December 6, 2019. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She worked for Ohio Bell as an artist. She continued her love of art as a portrait painter, watercolorist, and supporter of the fine arts. She was a former member of the Cincinnati Woman’s Club and a past president of both the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati and Dale Park PTA, as well as a former volunteer at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Contemporary Arts Center. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Morelli; two children, Michael Morelli and Lisa Mulvany, and two grandchildren.

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Loretta Massa Regan on July 21, 2019. Proud daughter of Italian immigrants, she was the first in her family to attend college. She went on to attend graduate school, studying economics at Catholic University. She became a working mother once she obtained her teacher’s certification from Glassboro State College, now Rowan University. She began a lifelong career in education, over 25 plus years as a first-grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Vineland, New Jersey. She had a second successful career as a substitute teacher in the Vineland Public School system. She is survived by her children, Mary Frances Regan, Mary Ellen Regan-Fuller, Mary Clare Shuster and Paul J. Regan; her sister, Lois Massa Sellevold, and five grandchildren.

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Donald R. Weaver on May 6, 2019. He also attended Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in clinical pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. In 1966, he was hired by the laboratory at the Robert Packer Hospital, where he served as chief of pathology until his retirement in 1991. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Weaver, Valerie Carocci, Amy Dinkelacker, Mark Weaver and Matthew Weaver; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Mary E. Clutter on December 8, 2019. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds honorary doctorates from Allegheny College and Mt. Holyoke College and has received the Medal of Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. She was the former assistant director of the National Science Foundation, where she was responsible for the Biological Sciences Directorate that supports all major areas of fundamental research in biology. She also served as the U.S. Chair of the U.S.-European Commission Task Force on Biotechnology, a member of the Board of Trustees of the international Human Frontiers Science Program, a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, a member of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board, chair of the Biotechnology Subcommittee of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), co-chair of the Subcommittee on Ecological Systems of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources/NSTC and co-chair of the NSTC Committee on Science’s Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes. She was a member of numerous professional societies and served on the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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George Van Hartogh on November 13, 2019. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he graduated from the Dickinson School of Law. He practiced law in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, for 35 years, then retired to St. Augustine, Florida, in 1998. Throughout his life and into retirement, he volunteered with many organizations, including adult legal education, “Law for the Layman,” the local food pantry and as a tax consultant with AARP. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Van Hartogh; his children, Gary Van Hartogh, Jean Ann Fleischfresser ’79, Nancy Tomlinson and David Van Hartogh, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Rolland E. Muma on September 7, 2019. He was a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by four daughters Patricia Crist, Carolyn Bennett, Eva Ketcham and Kathryn Muma; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and dear friend, Neva Smith. He owned a small farm in Saegertown and retired from PPG Industries

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J. Evelyn Koston Parent on November 14, 2019. At Allegheny, due to her vibrant personality, she was given the nickname “Sparkie,” and soon met her husband F. N. “Pete” Parent, Jr. ’53, who survives her. After graduation, they married in August 1954 and moved to Philadelphia while Pete attended medical school. Ultimately settling in Charleroi, they raised five children who survive, F. Noel Parent, III, Mark G. Parent, Sr., Leslie J. Parent, Thomas E. Parent and Aimee P. Becker, and 16 grandchildren. She donated generously to the Humane Society of Westmoreland County, the Arbor Society, the Audubon Society, and UNICEF. If a single word could describe her fundamental personality trait, it would be “gratitude.”

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Robert G. Shannon on October 9, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army before graduating from Allegheny. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion. He was the owner and operator of the R.G. Shannon Co. in Meadville, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn.

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Frank E. Thomas on August 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Charlotte; two grandsons; his brother, John Thomas, and his sister, Melinda Miller.

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Joann Holliday Wildman on July 16, 2019. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She received her master’s degree in merchandising from the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for the Dayton-Hudson Corporation, retiring in 1999 as a buyer in cosmetics and fragrances for the Target Corporation. She is survived by her children, Don Wildman, Jr., Susan Dammen and Mark Wildman; several grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Jack Holliday, and a sister, Debbie Holliday.

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Stanley A. Workman on December 15, 2019. He was a U. S. Navy World War II veteran. He enjoyed a long career in retailing, supervising numerous stores and later owning Peddler’s Outlet in North Olmsted, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Britton Workman; a son, James Arthur Workman; three grandsons, and a sister, Barbara Workman Farmer.

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Thomas D. Gladden on December 15, 2019. While at Allegheny, he was elected president of the Allegheny student body and of Phi Delta Theta. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army for two years before returning to Washington, Pennsylvania, where he joined the law firm of Bloom, Bloom, and Yard. He was appointed as a judge on the Washington County Common Pleas Court in 1971, at which time he became the youngest Common Pleas judge in Washington County history at the age of 38. He was later elected as a judge. He eventually became president judge of Washington County. At the time of his retirement in 2002, he was one of the longest-serving judges in Pennsylvania history. Thereafter, he served as a senior judge in both the Washington and Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas for an additional seven years. He served as a deacon and elder at the Church of the Covenant, where he was also the chairman of the Pulpit Nominating Committee on many occasions. He served as a long-term board member and chairman of the board for the Washington Hospital. He served on the board of trustees for Waynesburg College. He was a long-term member and past president of the Family Service of Washington County. He was a member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club. He was a past member and president of the McDonald Lions Club. He was a past director of the Washington County Humane Society and of the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He served as the district chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, Iroquois District. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society, the St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Washington County Council on Alcoholism. He was particularly fond of his alma mater, Allegheny College, and he was a proud Gator who supported and attended many alumni events. He was a recipient of the Allegheny Gold Citation Award for his contributions to his alma mater. He was especially proud to have his son, a grandson and his daughter in law, Karen Ryan Gladden ’86 as fellow Allegheny alumni. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Hughey; his children, Thomas ’86 and Laura, and six grandchildren, including William Gladden ’18.

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Carolyn Estep Graffam on July 16, 2019. She was Phi Beta Kappa at Allegheny and went on to teach second grade. She was the wife of the late Stephen W. Graffam, who was an Allegheny trustee. She is survived by her children, Stephen C. Graffam, Susan Graffam Wright and David W. Graffam; several grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Carolyn was the May Queen at Baldwin High School and Allegheny College, In 1983, Stephen Graffam established the Carolyn Estep Graffam Scholarship as a birthday gift to Carolyn. This fund is used to provide scholarship assistance to an eligible Allegheny senior who intends a career in elementary or secondary education. If you wish to honor Carolyn please consider making a gift to the Carolyn Estep Graffam Scholarship fund at Allegheny.

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Chester G. Hearn, III on June 5, 2019. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army for two years. He began his career in industry in a management-training program with General Electric, after which he served as works manager for Snap-Tite and later as vice president of manufacturing with multi-plant responsibility for a diversified machinery manufacturer – part of Combustion Engineering and later ABB – in central Pennsylvania. While living in central Pennsylvania, he belonged to the Rotary Club, managed United Way fundraising campaigns, and for many years served as president of the Milton Area YMCA board of directors and president of the township Planning Commission. He retired in 1990 to write books, the first of which appeared on the market the year he retired. He has written more than 30 published books, several of which have been alternate selections of the History Book Club, and he has appeared on the History Channel and A&E in Civil War-related documentaries. He continued writing while consulting for Philip Crosby Associates, an international consulting firm. He also served for two years as vice president of CJ Quality Associates consultants before retiring and returning to Erie in 1998. He served as an elder for the Sarah Hearn Memorial Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hearn; a son, Chester G. Hearn IV, and two granddaughters.

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Beryl Iverson Kuntz on April 9, 2019. She was employed at the Burroughs Corporation in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She then raised her family and was enchanted with fabrics and quilting. She was a member of the Calico Cutters and the Hershey’s Mill Quilters. She put her heart into making children quilts for the Domestic Violence Center. She is survived by her three children, Anne K. Butler, Paul R. Kuntz and Clyde R. Kuntz, III, and two grandsons.

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James W. Lyons on February 9, 2019. He pursued his graduate studies at Indiana University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in the School of Education. While there, he served as assistant director of the Indiana Memorial Union. He was appointed dean of students at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and served in that post for 10 years. He then was appointed university dean of student affairs at Stanford University and served in that position for 18 years, the longest to serve in that position to date. Halfway through his tenure as dean he was appointed lecturer in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. He continued his research, writing and teaching for seven years after becoming dean emeritus in 1990. He is survived by his son, Mark Lyons; two daughters, Amie Lyons Clarke and Alyssa Clarke; two grandchildren; and his partner, Mary Ann Green Olson.

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John C. Pickens on January 9, 2020. He met his wife, the late Ann Sherman ’54, at Allegheny. He then served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer in the Air Defense Command. He then entered the Fels Institute of Local and State Government of the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a master’s of governmental administration. He served the Town of Windsor as the executive director of the Windsor Redevelopment Agency. He also worked at the State of Connecticut Development Commission as an urban renewal planner and helped manage the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Programs which included Hartford’s Constitution Plaza and New Haven’s Long Wharf. He eventually started his own planning and management consulting firm to serve Connecticut small towns and private and non-profit agencies. In 1999, he became executive director of Windsor Community Television Inc., a position he held until 2004. He was a member, then chairperson of the Windsor Interfaith Forum which drafted and secured Town Council approval of what is now the Windsor Human Relations Commission. He served as Chairperson of the Windsor Government Study Commission. He is survived by three children, Sherman S. Pickens, Pamela Jo Pickens Monroe ’81 and Stuart C.Pickens; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles Pickens and David Pickens.

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Catherine Geary Riesenman on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was her class valedictorian. The college president recommended her for a year’s fellowship at Radcliffe College, where she completed requirements for a management training program. She then applied for a Rotary International Scholarship and studied for a year at a German university. She subsequently enrolled in master’s and Ph.D. programs at Indiana University in Bloomington and received a doctoral degree in German. She taught in Bloomington and teaching German at the university. She pursued a Master of Library Science degree, and was given the responsibility at the early start of her career for leading others into the then new world of computer-based scholarly information. Surviving are her siblings, Joseph Riesenman, Robert Riesenman, Marian O’Leary and Ruth Riesenman.

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Ronald R. Rumbaugh on October 5, 2019. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an interceptor pilot and instructor. He served as CEO of three associations in Washington, D.C.: American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Urban Land Institute and National Beverage Wholesalers Association. Upon retirement, he started his career in real estate in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He served as the president of the Centre County Realtors Association. He was a 32nd degree Mason, having gone up the Scottish and York rites. He was also a member of the Shriners. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Rumbaugh; three children, Mark Rumbaugh, Marcey Casey and Melissa Cresswell, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Robert K. Smith on July 31, 2019. He received his master’s equivalency degree and teaching certificate from Edinboro University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He taught mathematics and social studies at Penncrest School District for over 30 years. He was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church and served as its choir director for 60 years. He loved singing, including with the barber shoppers and participated in many Charity Follies programs. Survivors include a son, Matthew Smith; a daughter, Jennifer Penoyer; four step-children, Debbie Muckinhaupt, Scott Muckinhaupt, R. Chris Muckinhaupt and Robin Davis; two grandsons; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Fugagli and Judith Melville, and a brother, Peter Smith.

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G. Alan Van Why was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and spent his youth growing up in Jamestown, New York. From there he went to Allegheny where he met the love of his life, Nancy J. Budden Van Why ’57, who predeceased him. Together they built a wonderful life, filled with four children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and friends and family from their journey that took them to Maine, Texas, New York, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Their love and passion for each other and antiques turned into their long-standing business — Van Why’s Antiques — an interest that nourished him for the rest of his life. Along the way, he held many roles, including husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, friend, ROTC cadet, Air Force pilot, Camp Dudley counselor, several years as a soccer coach for Pittsburgh-area teams and work as a leader in several different consumer goods companies.

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James A. Bailey on October 5, 2019. He attended Allegheny from 1951-53, entered the U.S. Army and then graduated from Kent State University, majoring in journalism and political science. He was a public relations executive in Ohio, Michigan and Texas for Fortune 500 companies, including Figgie International and Coastal Corp. During his career he won numerous awards for annual reports and publications including the Freedom Founders Award. He is survived by three children, Steven Bailey, Kathleen Bailey and Dan Bailey, and five grandchildren.

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Dwight C. Hageman on December 4, 2019. He earned a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State Teachers College and a doctor of education from the University of North Texas. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He trained at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, where he fell in love with his first flight in an aircraft. He also served as a professor of air science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon military retirement, he wrote air crew manuals for American Airlines, served as director of curriculum for Hallmark Institute of Aeronautics, and was employed by several other companies. He is survived by his wife, Tommie Jeane Whitley Hageman; a son, Scott Conrad Hageman; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

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Charles R. MacDonald on July 16, 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in social studies and was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Tau Delta and was part of the ROTC program. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended pilot training and further trained as a weapons controller. He was discharged with the rank of captain. He was employed by Pittsburgh Group Companies, Columbia Gas System. He was also employed by ESSI, Inc., Pittsburgh, as the president of Occupational Safety and Health Division. He also served as a safety director for U.S. Steel Corporation Subsidiary Railroads. He then worked for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). He was a member of the Association of American Railroads Safety Section, served as Chairman of AAR Safety Section and for several years served on the AAR Committee which met with the Federal Railroad Administration enforcement branch. He was also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, where he served as president for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter and later as the president of the Philadelphia Chapter. Survivors include his wife, the former Melissa A. Reiser Gregory; a daughter, Ellen Shaffer; a son, Paul MacDonald; a stepdaughter, Alissa Gentile; a stepson, Chad Gregory; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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J. Gay Anderson McIndoe on December 8, 2019. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She married Eugene “Bud” McIndoe ’53 in 1953 and they began their life together in Cleveland, Ohio. and after a few years moved to Pittsburgh. She was an avid antique collector and creative homemaker who took pride in decorating their various homes as they moved throughout the years from Ohio to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois and finally, New Jersey. She was a Sunday school teacher at Ridgewood United Methodist Church and her dedication to PEO International and its commitment to advancing educational opportunities for women worldwide. She is survived by her children, Gene Benjamin McIndoe, Mamie Lou McIndoe, Carrie Janet McIndoe and Monte McIndoe, six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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Robert N. Moyers on March 25, 2019. He served in the Korean War as a second lieutenant. His combat experiences in Korea led him to pursue a career in medicine. He met his wife, Bobbie Ford ’57, while attending Allegheny. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. He was a physician in family practice in the Meadville area for 35 years. He cared for generations of families. He served as the first medical director of the Meadville Medical Center from 1995 to 1999. He served as president of the Crawford County Medical Society. He was chairman of the board and, in 1991, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. At the national level, he represented Pennsylvania physicians as a delegate to the American Medical Association for more than 20 years. He served as chairman of the Council on Medical Education. After retiring, he continued to care for his community as a volunteer physician at the Meadville Area Free Clinic until 2015. He also served as a member of the Conneaut Lake School Board, was active in the Conneaut Lake Historical Society, was a leading member of the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee, and, along with his wife, was one of the founders of Ice House Park. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie, and five children, Christine Morian, Katherine Baum, Holly Dhaliwal McMaster ’87, Rob Moyers and Ted Moyers; 13 grandchildren, including Anna Michelle Roehrl-Dhaliwal ’09; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Helmreich and her husband Jonathan Helmreich; and his brother, Lou Moyers.

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Charlyne Faller Segmiller on November 19, 2019. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, participated in synchronized swimming and cheerleading and met and married her husband, Dr. William C. Segmiller ’54 while at Allegheny. Following a short teaching career, she was kept busy raising four active daughters in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and handling secretarial responsibilities for her husband’s practice. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters, Lori Ballard and Julie. She is survived by daughters, Susan Sickel and Cindy Segmiller; three grandchildren, and a brother, David Faller.

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George H. Zilliac on March 9, 2019. He met his wife, the late Cynthia Burkhart ’55, at Allegheny. After graduating from Allegheny, they moved to Illinois, where he completed a Master of Divinity at the University of Chicago. He began his career as a minister at the First United Church of Christ in DePew, Illinois. Although he was intensely religious throughout his life, he felt the ministry was not his true calling and left after five years of service to the church. After moving back to the Chicago area, he began working for the Board of Education and specifically on Project Wingspread, an innovative initiative to promote racial integration of Chicago schools. He eventually became a Chicago school teacher at Stockton and McPherson Middle Schools until his retirement in 1993. Throughout his teaching tenure, he was a delegate for the Chicago Teachers Union and held a strong leadership role. He also had a passionate, lifetime interest in politics and wrote countless opinion and protest letters, many of which ended up published in newspapers and magazines. He is survived by a brother, three children and eight grandchildren.

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John R. Dobson on November 8, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army and joined Paxton and Vierling Steel in 1960, retiring as vice president in 2002. He is survived by four children, J.R. III, Matt, Mark and Susan; his brother, Ivan, and eight grandchildren.

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Barbara Christman Kibler on June 11, 2019. She earned her master’s in library science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She began playing the cello at 39 years old and played with the Hershey Symphony and the Central Pennsylvania Symphony. She is survived by three children, Laura Brown, Dan Kibler and Tom Kibler; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dian Flach.

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Anthony W. Marcantonio on October 16, 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commander after a distinguished 26-year career. After retirement, he worked at Seville Research, United Airlines Training Corporation, Flight Safety International, and TSM Corporation, all of which dealt with variations of flight training, research, safety and maintenance. He is survived by his sons, Steven Marcantonio, David Marcantonio and Michael H. Marcantonio; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter

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Bennard C. Benson on November 13, 2019. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from Allegheny where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Air Force ROTC. After his commission as a second lieutenant, he married his college sweetheart, Mary Braglio ’58 and they spent the first years of their marriage at Wheelus Air Force Base in Tripoli, Libya. Returning to Pittsburgh, he joined Allegheny Engineering Co. He retired after 35 years as president/owner. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Joan McConnell; a son, Michael Benson, and five grandsons.

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Peter A. Klomp, Jr. on August 9, 2019. He began his career teaching high school history and coaching football, wrestling, and golf, eventually becoming a director of athletics. During this time, he completed his master’s degree in history at the University of Akron. From there, he went on to Penn State University in the field of continuing education. He encouraged adult learning and enjoyed teaching at that level as well. He became an educational consultant, delivering automotive technical training in Philadelphia and the United Kingdom. He returned to Widener University in adult education and development. His career moved him from the Vanguard and Crossroads Schools in Paoli, Pennsylvania, to Chestnut Hill Academy in Chestnut Hill to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to the Marvelwood School in Kent, Connecticut, and finally, to Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. He served in many churches over his years as a deacon, elder and trustee. He is survived by his wife, Susan Farrell Klomp; his daughters, Kristen Cain and Sarah Fedirka ’92; his stepson, Rick Condos; his stepdaughter, Kate Armenio; eight grandchildren, and his former wife, Karen Klomp.

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Robert N. Miller on March 22, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a sales executive for over 30 years at Armstrong Cork Company as well as J.M. Callahan. He was past Exalted Ruler of the Wakefield Elks Lodge, a Pop Warner football coach in Reading, Massachusetts, and an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Sue Miller; five children, Sharon Bolinger ’82, Jeanne Nolan, Michael Miller, Betsy Humphrey and Joseph Miller; his sister, Elaine Mattson; and 10 grandchildren.

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Ralph L. Heinauer, Jr. on November 29, 2019. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1962. He practiced dentistry in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, for 40 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Navy as a naval corpsman. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lascheid; his children, Keith Heinauer, Maurie Burger, Laurie Hoyt and Kurt Heinauer, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Robert A. Keenan on November 26, 2019. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and also attended Ohio State University.

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Charles S. Myers, Jr. on February 17, 2019. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served the majority of his time stateside in the Great Lakes region as a dental technician. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. His first dentist job brought him to Warren County. He continued for the next 52 years practicing dentistry in Pennsylvania. He was a clown for the Shriners. He enjoyed his role as “Docco” the clown, visiting children at the Shriners hospital and riding in the parades. He was a member of the Stillwater Lodge 547, F&AM Masonic Lodge. He also belonged to the Warren Art League and the Corry Artist Guild. He is survived by his six children, Carol Rickerson, Cathy, Chris Myers, Cassandra Traut, Charmaine and Charles Myers III; a brother, Gary; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Gerald B. Stirling on October 29, 2018. At Allegheny, he lettered in track and earned his degree with a major in political science and a minor in business. He was an active member of the Alpha chapter of Delta Tau Delta and quarterbacked the fraternity’s football team his junior and senior year. He received a fellowship to the Fels Institute of Government Studies, a division of the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania. After a brief time with the U.S. Army, he joined the Pittsburgh firm McKelvy and Company, a predecessor firm of Parker/Hunter Inc., where he remained until his retirement in January 2000. He was appointed to Parker/Hunter’s board of directors in 1980. He formed the original Stirling Group and it continues now at Janney Montgomery Scott, managed by his son Douglas. He was a board member for both profit and non-profit organizations, including First Pennsylvania Savings and Loan, Northland Public Library and St. Barnabas Retirement Village, Gibsonia. He was president of the North Suburban Lions Club and served on the board of commissioners for the Town of McCandless. He was also a member of The Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Poole Stirling; three children, Jeffrey B. Stirling, Laura Stoof and Douglas W. Stirling; three stepchildren, Robert W. Ashbaugh, James M. Ashbaugh and Allison Balis; seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

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Harry C. Larimer on June 1, 2018. While at Allegheny he played baseball and football. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Prior to graduating, he served three years in the Army stationed in Germany. He was a sales manager with Zellerbach Paper and Mead Paper Company when he retired in 1996. He was an active member of his church where he was an elder and served on the mission and outreach committee. In 2002 he started a food pantry to serve needy families in the church neighborhood. The pantry is going strong today and was recently named “Harry’s Pantry” in his honor. He is survived by his wife, Sue Wolf Larimer ’59; two sons, Dave and Bob; a daughter, Ann Noe; and seven grandchildren.

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David A. Nellis on November 4, 2019. He served two years in the U.S. Army and then went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny and his master’s and Ph.D. from Boston University. He was a professor of geology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He consulted for the U.S. Geological Survey and many private companies. He also served his community of Scituate as he was elected to the Planning Board and he protected the clam flats as the clam warden for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann; his children Amy, Jason, Elizabeth, Jim, and his four grandchildren.

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Jeremy W. Sayles on November 12, 2019. He completed a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College. He worked for Fitchburg State College as a reference librarian. He also was head of reference at the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College. He retired from Georgia College in 1999. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lydia Coolidge Sayles. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Sayles; his daughter, Jennifer Harville; his son, John Sayles; his sister, Meredith Sayles Hughes; his stepdaughters, Patricia Hornand and Cynthia Grant, and nine grandchildren

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Robert E. Williams on February 9, 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He earned a master’s degree at Iowa State in experimental psychology and a doctorate at the University of Georgia in educational psychology and counseling. He joined the faculty at the University of Houston in the College of Education, where he taught many graduate students over his 35-year career. He held positions as a tenured faculty member, full professor, department chair and associate dean of graduate studies for the college. He received various awards and recognitions while at UH and retired in 2004 as an emeritus faculty member. Prior to moving to Houston, he spent three years as an assistant professor helping to establish the College of Education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hess Williams ’61; a son, David Williams; a daughter, Ann Howell; two grandsons; his brother, Guy H. Williams III; and his sister, Patricia Clouse.

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Phyllis Efimoff Young on May 10, 2019. She was homecoming queen at Allegheny and eventually graduated from Lake Erie College with a degree in English. She was an English teacher at McDowell and East High Schools in Erie. She is survived by her husband, Paul A. Young; two sons, Paul D. Young and Jason S. Young, and one sister, Patricia Hubley.

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Emily Eckman Evans on June 7, 2019. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma and honored to be Allegheny’s May Queen in 1961. She met her husband, Robert Evans ’61, at Allegheny during her senior year, and they married in June 1962. She was a third-grade school teacher in the Cleveland, Ohio. school system. After raising her family, she continued teaching as a substitute teacher in the Augusta County school system in Virginia for 15 years. She taught Sunday school for many years preparing her students for First Holy Communion. She was a Girl Scout Leader, member of the Arts Club, and the Twelve Dames craft club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, two sons, a sister, and nine grandchildren.

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Paul A. Telfer on October 28, 2019. He excelled in sports and theater at Allegheny, then went on to receive his master’s in divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. He served as chaplain in the United States Air Force until 1976 when he joined the United Church of Christ as a minister. He served in the UCC as a minister for over 36 years. He is survived by his children, Paul, Greg and Michelle; seven grandchildren; his siblings, Ellen Greenhalgh and Elizabeth Palmer. He had two marriages of over 20 years each, the first to Adele Lidle Telfer and the second to Polly Smith-Telfer and was step-parent to Lesa and Leslea, and two granddaughters.

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Karen Curtis Burt on December 11, 2019. She earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. She continued her education, earning a master’s of science degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University. Her career included positions at the Harshaw Chemical Company, Music Cataloger at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and several librarian positions at Case Western Reserve University, including her work with the school’s rare books, procurement, and medical library. She served as church librarian at Church of the Covenant. She is survived by a sister, Karlene Fryxell.

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William R. Campbell on February 13, 2019. He earned his master’s and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He was an activist in the civil rights movement and worked with the Special Operations Research Office to aid U.S. counterinsurgent missions in Vietnam. He was a member of the Paris consul that negotiated the release of the American hostages in Tehran. He spent most of his academic career at Miami University (Ohio) from 1970 to 1997. He was director of graduate studies for the Department. of Political Science and directed the Model League of Arab States/Midwest. He was a professor fellow at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a visiting professor at Cesare Alfieri Instituto and the universities of Shiraz and Tehran. He taught at the universities of Rhode Island, Maryland and Pittsburgh, the Joint Military Intelligence College and the College of Charleston. He presented papers and lectures all over the world. He spoke multiple languages. He and his wife founded the Gathering House in Oxford, Ohio, a center for writing and creativity. They moved to Summerville, South Carolina, in 1997 and established Joggling Board Press, an award-winning publishing company. He is survived by his wife, Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, and their daughters, Abby, Riley and Maddy.

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Wayne W. Justham on February 21, 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in history. He later received his master’s in counseling from the University of New Hampshire. He worked as student activities director at both the University of New Hampshire and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. He later worked at the Smithfield Corrections Institution in Pennsylvania and the Department of Human Services in Maine. For the last 17 years, he worked his “retirement job” at the South Portland Home Depot in the plumbing and hardware departments. He was active with the American Red Cross and gave blood regularly. He was also active with the Maine Odyssey of the Mind program for which he was the Spontaneous head judge for more than 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Debra Justham; two sons, Daryl Justham and James Justham; three daughters, Kimberley Justham, Tanya Justham and Dana Lynn Justham; and five grandchildren.

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Ralph C. Macek on November 7, 2019. He graduated from the Temple University School of Medicine. Several months after completing his internship at Altoona Hospital in 1967, he went on to serve as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He cared for wounded U.S. troops, as well as Vietnamese military and civilians, at the Twelfth Evacuation Hospital in Chu Chi. He also volunteered at medical clinics in the town of Chu Chi, caring for local Vietnamese civilians. His last several months of deployment were in An Khe Province as a field doctor. He received the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He then joined a private practice for over 20 years prior to joining Blair Medical Associates, from which he retired in January 2007. He was a board-certified family physician and a diplomate in the American Academy of Family Physicians. During his 38 years of practice, he served on numerous committees, including Altoona Hospital’s Board of Trustees, the Family Practice Peer Review Committee and the Ethics Committee. He served as an instructor in the Family Practice Residency program. In addition to his wife, Barbara, surviving are his daughters, Courtney Watson and Julie Tyson; two grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Kemp, and his brother, C. Richard Macek.

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Nancy Fahnestock Parsons on July 16, 2019. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Allegheny and completed her master’s degree in French at the Sorbonne in Paris with Middlebury.

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Ellen McKee Peck on October 12, 2019. She graduated magna cum laude from Allegheny and received her Ph.D. from Stanford. After time out for child rearing, she taught English literature and writing at Wellesley College and Mt. Holyoke College. When she retired from teaching, she worked as a docent at the Mt. Holyoke College art museum and the Springfield Museums. She was the Western Massachusetts representative at the National Docent Council. She was a member of the board of the South Hadley Chorale. She was also Council secretary and an active member of Five College Learning in Retirement. She helped develop and edit an influential small book Dick and Jane as Victims which studied gender roles portrayed in school readers. She is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Peck; her former husband, John Peck, and her sister, Ailsa Wallace.

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William H. Schory on June 9, 2019. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He then graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He served as a captain as a general medical officer in the 198th Infantry Brigade in South Vietnam and later at the Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After residency and training in Minneapolis, he settled back in Ohio, first in Marion, then in Youngstown and worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. He retired in Columbus and later to Lake Zurich, Illinois. He is survived by his brother, Jim Schory; his children: David Schory ’92, Tim Schory, Karen Stevenson and Casey Palko, and his five grandchildren.

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James I. Hoffman III on May 16, 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in geology at Michigan State University. He was a geology professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He became department chair and eventually dean of the College of Letters and Science at UW-Oshkosh. In 1991, he accepted the position of senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Eastern Washington University. He was named provost emeritus and professor of geology emeritus of EWU. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, and a son, Don; his father, J. Irvie Hoffman, Jr., and his sister, Judith McCombs.

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David E. Kuhnert on November 13, 2019. While at Allegheny, he met his future wife, Virginia Metz ’63, who survives, during first-year orientation. The two dated throughout college and were married the week after graduation, in 1963. They spent their first few years of marriage in Spangdahlem, Germany, where he was stationed in the Air Force. They returned to the U.S. in 1966 and lived briefly in Oklahoma and Boston before settling in HoHoKus, New Jersey, where they raised their three children, Jim, Bill, and Suzanne, who survive. Being the “people person” that he was, he made a career in executive public relations, working for a number of companies in the Tri-State area, while continuing his service in the Air Force Reserve, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. In retirement, he and Ginny moved to Wilmington, Vermont, where he began a second career as a ski instructor at Haystack Mountain and, for many years, Mount Snow. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

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Michael E. Kukowski on June 11, 2019. He played football at Allegheny until he suffered an injury in his junior year. He made a career in sales and distribution of chemicals used in the printing ink industry until his retirement in 2014. Surviving is his wife, Jacklyn Billups Kukowski; a son, Scott Kukowski; a daughter, Kara, and three grandsons.

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Robert D. Walker on December 29, 2019. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Allegheny College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. For much of his career he was president of the High Pressure Equipment Company in Erie. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; four children, Sally Coviello, Aimee Nicolia, Erik and Matthew, and 10 grandchildren.

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William W. Resinger on May 21, 2019. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in medicine. Later in 1972, He served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years. He completed a residency at the University of Michigan in radiology with an additional year in nuclear medicine. He moved to Alaska in 1984 and worked at Palmer Valley Hospital as a radiologist until his retirement in 2003. He served on the boards of several organizations: HeartReach Center, Wasilla, Alaska; the Alaska State Medical Board; and Simpson University in Redding, California. He is survived by his wife, Edie Boyce Resinger.

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Howard R. Vanallsburg on December 17, 2019. He obtained his master’s degree from Gannon University. He was a teacher for the Erie School District until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed playing the clarinet. He was in the North West District Band of Pennsylvania in Edinboro, and also played in the Erie Philharmonic for several years in the late ’60s. He is survived by his wife, Jean Fries Van Allsburg; a daughter, Emily Van Allsburg; three stepchildren, Alice Van Tassel, Jeremiah Van Tassel and Joshua Van Tassel, and three grandchildren.

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Stephen L. Buescher on November 8, 2019. He received his degree in history from Allegheny and a Juris Doctor degree, Order of the Coif, from Case Western Reserve University Law School. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Following graduation from law school, after joining Thompson Hine Law Firm in Cleveland, he enlisted in the U. S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving at the JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he rejoined Thompson Hine, practicing federal, state, and local tax law. He participated in a tax case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. His lifelong love of Civil War history was sparked by battlefield trips led by Allegheny History Professor Jay Luvaas. He is survived by his wife, Ila; his sister, Carol Santoro; his daughters, Elizabeth Herron ’92 and Susan Woodmansee, and three grandsons.

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John W. Bush on December 2, 2019. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He had an extensive sales background in the banking industry and was employed for more than 25 years at Fiserv in Brookfield, Wisconsin, as vice president and sales manager. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Conley Bush; three children, Donald Adam Bush II, Rebecca Bush Uitti and Molly Bush Acker, six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

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Alonzo N. Foster III on August 14, 2019. He received a degree in pharmacy at Duquesne, then attended Los Angeles Chiropractic College. He was a pharmacist in Uniontown, Brownsville and Fairchance, Pennsylvania.. He also worked at the family shoe store, Campbell Hathaways, and owned his own shoe store in Pittsburgh, then worked as a pharmacist and sports chiropractor in the Los Angeles area. He had a passion to help people deal with their physical, emotional and mental challenges. He is survived by his sister, Ellen L. Foster Enochs.

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Samuel A. Scott on January 13, 2020. He was a graduate of Dickinson Law School. He was an attorney in private practice until retiring in 2018. He is survived by his wife, M Jean Pierce Scott; his children, Liz Scott, Joey Scott, Will Scott and John Scott, and three grandchildren.

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John W. Bingham on July 11, 2019. He majored in biology. He was a member of Alpha Chi Rho and served as vice president. He earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He served for more than 40 years in health-service and information organizations in senior management roles, ending his U.S. career as chief operating officer/acting chief executive officer at University Hospital, New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1987, and worked in healthcare planning and operations, beginning with Quorum Health as senior consultant, then Spectrum Health Resources as owner and executive director. For the last seven years of his career, he was with Canadian Institute for Health Information as director of research and analysis, and executive director, Ontario. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen; a daughter, Katherine; his son, Noah, and two grandsons.

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Karen Berg Gallagher on October 14, 2019. She graduated with a degree in speech and English from Allegheny and earned her master’s in communication from West Virginia University. She was a teacher for more than 30 years, teaching English at Shady Spring High School, communications at the West Virginia Police Academy, quality management at the U.S. Department of Labor-Mine Safety and Health Academy, and public speaking at the College of West Virginia, Keiser College, and University of South Florida. She was a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator administrator and consulted with many organizations along the East Coast. She and her late husband, Robert Carter Gallagher, established Rent-A-Space Corporation, a self-storage business. Her volunteer responsibilities were numerous. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Stewart, Susan Bell and Anne Tobar; six grandchildren; a brother, Dr. William Berg, and a special friend, David Pearah.

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Rita McAdams Kennedy on April 8, 2019. She was a retired public-school teacher at Durand-Eastman Elementary School in East Irondequoit, New York, who dedicated her life to helping hundreds of children mature, learn, grow and believe in themselves. She earned a master’s degree in education from Brockport State College. She is survived by her sons, Ryan Whirty and Nathan Whirty.

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David J. Davenport on July 26, 2019. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota, after which, he practiced corporate law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He was a partner at Lindquist and Vennum for over 20 years. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army and later transferred to the National Guard from which he retired in 1993 as a full bird colonel. He spent four years on the Plymouth City Council and served as Mayor of the City of Plymouth in Minnesota. Service drove his spirit, and he devoted much of his time serving others. He was an avid supporter of Hammer Residences in Wayzata and was a member of the Wayzata Rotary Club. He suffered a closed head brain injury in a car accident in 1993 that rendered him a quadriplegic, but this never stopped his active involvement with people. For 26 years he volunteered weekly at Caring and Sharing Hands, serving lunch on Tuesdays. He is survived by his wife, Belle Cadwallader Davenport; his seven children, Sarah Sorenson, Rebecca Anderson, Kristina Woodburn, Krismar Waage, Karen Kastan, Dawn Rischmiller and Eric Hansen; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his brother, Harry Jr.

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Gary M. Mead on March 18, 2019. He majored in biology at Allegheny and went on to the University of Pittsburgh to obtain his doctorate in dental medicine before moving to Virginia, where he practiced dentistry for more than 30 years. He dedicated his life to public-service dentistry, retiring from the Virginia Health Department in 2012. He is survived by two sons, Bryan Mead and Christopher Mead; a stepdaughter, Emily Tsang; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and his brother, Dennis Mead.

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Lawrence C. Arndt on May 19, 2019. He was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, during his time in the U.S. Army. Larry worked for Cramer Industrial Supplies and in real estate before becoming a landlord. He volunteered his time with Cancer Wellness Center in Massachusetts. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Roddie; his brother, Richard Arndt, and three grandchildren.

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Ray P. Eisenbies on July 17, 2019. He received his degree in psychology. He then went on to earn his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed by Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh working in its Commercial Lending Department. He proceeded to have a lengthy career with U.S. Trust before working shorter periods for Citizens Bank and Commerce Bank. For the last seven years of his career he took on a new role as chief operating officer of an insurance company, what is now Gallagher Student Health. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and three children, Charlie, Joe and Carra Eisenbies.

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Melvin V. Cratsley on July 24, 2019. He retired from the Marines in 2000 after 28 years of service. He was a Christian school teacher and principal, and continued his ministry as pastor of Grace Fellowship in Temecula, California. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Cratsley; his two sons, Michael Cratsley and Jonathan Cratsley; his two daughters, Miriam Cratsley and Hope Jones, his four grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Meyers and Marion Stawartz; and two brothers, Herbert Cratsley and James Cratsley.

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Guy B. Beacom on October 7, 2018. He graduated with a degree in philosophy. He attended law school at Western New England College. He practiced law in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Macdonald; five children, Jesse Beacom, Rebecca Lloyd, Amy DeNucci, Jennifer Ruble and Kristina Beacom, and 13 grandchildren.

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Kirk J. Eidenmuller on December 21, 2019. He earned a master’s in education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He was an audiologist in Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Northwestern, Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Eidenmuller, and two brothers, Henry Eidenmuller and Thomas Eidenmuller.

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Leland M. Jones on February 15, 2019. He earned his Allegheny degree in political science, graduating cum laude and met his future wife Susan Drake Jones ’70. He earned his law degree at the University of Chicago School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He began his legal career in Phoenix at Fennemore Craig von Ammon and Udall. He next moved to Jennings Strouss and Salmon, pursuing work with a focus on technology and venture capital. He was also involved with the Arizona Technology Incubator, helping new tech businesses get off the ground. He retired from Jennings Strouss in 2004. He is survived by his life partner and husband, Maury Montoya; Susan Drake Jones; his son, Aaron; a granddaughter; and his sister, Muriel Jones Cashdollar.

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Alyce Bradwell Williams on August 31, 2019. She attended Kent State University. At Allegheny, she was a member of Kappa Gamma and served as alumni advisor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology and earned her master’s degree in special education from Edinboro University. She was employed by Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit. She began her career as a speech therapist where she worked with local elementary schools and the former Race Street School for 11 years before becoming a special education teacher at Bethesda Lutheran Services for the next 28 years. She deeply cared for each and every student with which she worked. Over the years she volunteered countless hours tutoring and reading to children. She is survived by her husband, Edward Williams; her daughter, Reagan S. Williams, and a brother, Carl Bradwell.

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Wrenda Wheeler Davis on June 16, 2019. She also attended Drake University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in social psychology. She was well-respected for her involvement in several religious ministries in Newport News, Virginia. She played the piano and was recognized for her gifted musical talent. She is survived by her son, Jerritt W. Davis; daughter, Pysa N. Davis; mother, Annie M. Wheeler; sister, Jeanne S. Wheeler; brother, James A Wheeler; and best friend, William D. Davis.

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Barbara Barrett Wiegand on August 28, 2018. She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. In 1979, she received a master’s degree in Spanish from Penn State University and in 2000, a master’s degree in education from Shippensburg University. She was initially employed by AMP Incorporated as a Spanish translator/correspondent and then had a 20-year career as a high school Spanish teacher for the Lower Dauphin School District. She is survived by her husband, Richard G. Wiegand ’75; two children, Jessica M. Guelcher and Allison L. Kudrak; and five grandchildren.

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William S. Bender on September 30, 2019. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics and English. He found a passion for flying with the JROTC Air Force program, further honed during a period of service as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot with the Chautauqua County’s Sheriff’s Department in New York State. He was a man of many trades and skills. Throughout his long career he was the head of many successful companies and enterprises. Surviving are his wife, Natalya; his first wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Nathaniel and Philipp; two daughters, Kimberly and Elise; two grandchildren; a brother, Clifford, and two sisters, Jennifer and Amy.

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Patrick K. Daugherty on June 14, 2019. He spent most of life in Meadville. However, he spent a year in Europe traveling and working at a brewery in Munich, Germany. He also worked as a fishing guide for three summers in Yellowstone National Park. He was a member of the Meadville Club, Taylor Hose, the Meadville Elks and West Mead II.

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Ronald C. Pezzino on September 24, 2019. He played football and wrestled at Allegheny. He retired after 35 years working as a state employee in Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Jill Gardner; his daughter, Lauren Kinser, and three grandchildren.

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Frank A. Reid on August 15, 2019. He majored in political science. He worked for many years as an assistant in the legal field for various law firms around Pittsburgh. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Kickhofel and his brother, William Reid.

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John M. Messinger II on October 14, 2018. He and his wife, Susan, owned Main Street Dental which they opened in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Buffalo. He was a tenured professor in chemistry at Buffalo State College before making a career change to become a dentist. He received his doctor of dental surgery from the University of Buffalo. He completed his residency in general dentistry at Buffalo General Hospital. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Adam Messinger; a brother, Peter Messinger, and a sister, Martha Messinger.

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Michael J. Monaghan on June 10, 2019. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Arizona. He was an innovative businessman who made an impact on the software industry. He is survived by two children, Madeline and Thomas, and his ex-wife, Tracy Monaghan.

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Lyn Fairchild Sala on September 7, 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. She had a successful career in mortgage banking, including 25 years at Freddie Mac, retiring as senior contracting director, and living in the Washington, D.C. area. She enjoyed exploring art museums, traveling to England and a safari in South Africa. She is survived by her parents, Peter and Susan Fairchild Sala, and her siblings, Christopher Sala, Jennifer Smith and Katherine Sala.

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Alison Speer Simpson on November 17, 2019. She worked in several different fields, including banking, retail and customer service. She then found her calling as the manager of the Children’s Corner Learning Center in Havertown, Pennsylvania, where she worked for 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Simpson; her sons, Ryan Speer and Jonathan Newcomer; a daughter, Caitlin Simpson, and a brother, Gregory Speer.

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Melissa Griese Lamont on September 7, 2019. After graduation she moved to New Hampshire with her late husband, Robert Lamont. She was a believer in the magic of childhood and spent many hours volunteering with a local children’s theater company. As a natural caregiver and Reiki master, she used the power of energy and touch to heal. She is survived by her mother, Celia Griese; a sister, Nicole Reinholt; a brother, John Griese III; her sons, Samuel D. and Jack R.; her daughters, Mary G. and Phoebe A., and two grandchildren.

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Rhonda Parks Chappel on February 17, 2019. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science with high honors. She worked at Y-Teens, the Titusville Senior Center and the Titusville Herald in the advertising department. She is survived by her mother, Gayle Baily; her husband, Jonas Chappel; a son, Hayden Chappel; a brother, Terry Parks; and her mother-in-law, Sarah Chappel.

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Geraldine S. Hogan on May 23, 2019. She was a graduate of Edinboro University and received her master’s in education with a concentration in painting and communication from Allegheny. She worked as an art teacher at the Reynolds School District for 38 years. Survivors include two daughters, Christina Hogan ’84 and Melissa Gubbe; two grandchildren; three brothers, Emory Holbrook, Paul Holbrook and Mark Holbrook, and two sisters, Sharon Lavely and Kristi McGarvey.

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Julie M. Kopfer on October 14, 2019. She received her degree in communication and political science. She earned her master’s degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Both degrees were earned with high honors. She worked for the Western New York Kidney Foundation and then spent the last nine years working for the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, writing grants, running educational programming and participating in the admissions process. She donated her time to March of Dimes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is survived by her mother, Judy Klay Kopfer, and two sisters, Kimberly Augustine and Laura Kahlfeldt.

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Kathleen Donahue Price on October 24, 2019. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and graduated with a degree in economics and math. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Randy Price ’00 in August of 2002. She was a dedicated wife and mother first and foremost. She was active in her community. When she wasn’t working at St. John’s Preschool, she was volunteering at McKnight Elementary School in Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Randy Price; their children, Brennan, Delaney and Owen (John Hunter Price predeceased her); her parents, Brion and Joan Donahue; her parents-in-law, Doug and Betsy Price, and her sister, Leah Penwell.

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Christopher A. Hallam on July 16, 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was the associate director of housing at the University of Cincinnati and previously was the business manager of residence life, fiscal officer, and assistant director of academic initiatives at the Ohio State University. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Advisor. He was the son of Paul and Debra Winters Hallam and the brother of Scott Hallam and Shane Hallam.

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Kyle Shenandoah on August 21, 2019. He was awarded the College’s Gold Citation for his extensive community service in Philadelphia in 2019. He enjoyed dancing, learning different styles such as Salsa, Fusion, and Swing Dancing then later became an instructor. He was passionate and devoted much of his time by improving his community and helping others. He became very active in the political world and held many leadership roles on community boards. He volunteered with various organizations, including senior centers, churches, and youth centers. He received multiple awards and commendations because of his positive impact in the community. He was a senior tax specialist. He is survived by his mother, Gaychell; one brother, Keenan Shenandoah; one sister, Asa Shenandoah, and a special friend, Veronique Fields.

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Jacob A. Peters on June 25, 2019. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and graduated with a degree in chemistry. He worked in Pittsburgh in research and development for Vesuvius Corporation. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, cooking and beekeeping. He is survived by his parents, James R. and Elaine Garwood Peters.

Friends

Carol A Barnard on October 29, 2019. She was a supervisor in Brooks Dining Hall.

Joyce Cortes on May 7, 2019. She worked as a nurse at Allegheny for 29 years.

Margaret W. Freeman on December 24, 2019. She taught English literature.

Nancy B. Hankey on September 14, 2019. She was a student-teacher supervisor at Allegheny.

Stella Labonowski on May 17, 2019. She worked at Allegheny College.

Patricia A. Leonheart on January 14, 2020. She worked in housekeeping.

Dominic Orlando on November 10, 2019. He worked in the maintenance department.

Grace Ott on November 12, 2019. She worked in the College’s Health Center.

James R. Reese on June 28, 2019. He worked as an assistant coach in the Athletics Department at Allegheny.

Roger C. Smith on September 30, 2019. He was a plumber at Allegheny for 24 years.

Ethel Pasvolsky Timer on April 13, 2019. She worked as the registrar at Allegheny while her husband, Sam Timer, was the football coach.

Stanley P. Wagner on May 8, 2019. He taught at Allegheny from 1954 to 1962.