Summer 2022 Obituaries

These include death notices reported by February 28, 2022.

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William E. Kentor on October 17, 2021. William E. Kentor, 101, beloved husband of the late Diana; loving father of Dr. Paul, (Laurie) Kentor, Robert (Odile) Kentor and Jeffrey (Brenda) Kentor; cherished grandpa of Audrey (Brett) Barbakoff, Dr. Mitchell Kentor, Sara (Dan) Hartke, Zachary (Keelia) Kentor and Rachel Kentor; cherished great grandpa of Phinneas, Cole, Taylor, Eli, Rhodes and, Adair; devoted son of the late Rose and Boris Kentor; dear brother of the late David, Sarah, Gertrude and Dorothy; treasured uncle, cousin, and friend of many. William was a proud WWII Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jewish United Fund (www.juf.org), and American Friends of Magen David Adom (www.afmda.org).

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Charles V. Brack on August 28, 2021. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elcajonmortuary.com for the Brack family.

Joan Elizabeth Bliss Mennie on September 1, 2021. Joan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Orville, Ohio to Howard, and Evelyn Bliss. She grew up in Ballwin, Long Island, New York, and, after graduating from Allegheny College she attended Yale University, graduating with a Master’s degree in nursing. She began her nursing career as a WWII Cadet Nurse. In 1946, she married Donald Urquhart, Mennie and they enjoyed 52 years together. After their marriage, Joan was a public health nurse in Nassau County, Long Island. She later taught Junior High Science in Washington, Il. ; was a school Nurse at, Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Il.; And finished her career as, School Health Consultant for the DuPage County Health Department in, Wheaton, Il., retiring in 1986. Following her retirement she volunteered at Fox Valley Hospice for several years. Joan is survived by her four children, Christie Puttcamp (Stanton), Scott Mennie, (Lisa), Douglas Mennie (Susan) and Robert Mennie (Theresa), fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and her sister, Sally, Rutter. Joan will be remembered as a loving wife, a remarkable mother, (in-law), and a one-of-a-kind grandmother and great grandmother. Joan never met a stranger, and anyone that knew her instantly felt her love. She lived a faith-filled, full life surrounded by family and friends, including those special friends at River Glen, Pottawatomie, Garden Club, Questors, and First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton.

Max E. Roha on October 12, 2021. Age 98, born April 14, 1923, passed away October 12, 2021. Our beloved, Opa Max died peacefully with dignity at Parma General Hospital due to complications from a fall. Raised on a small Jersey dairy farm in Meadville, Pennsylvania, with his parents William and Velva Jones Roha, and older brother Neil, he attended Allegheny College where he fell in love with chemistry and with Mary Chapman ’44. Upon graduation in 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy. His ship supported the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In peacetime he married his college sweetheart and studied organic chemistry at Harvard University for his Ph.D. in 1949. In 1951, Max and Mary moved with their three young children into a house they had built in Brecksville. He began his long career with B.F. Goodrich, Chemical as a research chemist and later as a scientific liaison to European universities and chemical companies. The family enjoyed four years in The Hague, Holland, before returning to Brecksville. This experience sparked Max and Mary’s passion for world-wide travel, participation in numerous Elderhostel programs and welcoming foreign, visitors into their home. Max loved growing vegetables, woodworking, tinkering, researching genealogy, baking bread, making jams and pies, feeding birds and thwarting squirrels. After Mary’s death in 2001, he shared a home with Lois Wallin until her death in 2007. He was known, for his kindness and quiet generosity, endowing the Max and Mary Chapman Roha, Class of 1944, Chemistry Scholarship at Allegheny College, and providing financial and sound-engineering contributions, to Brecksville United Church of Christ. In February 2020 Max chose to move to Danbury Senior Living in Broadview Heights where he was well-cared-for during the pandemic. He always attributed his long life to generous doses of vitamin C and regular glasses of wine. Opa remained active on his computer and in our weekly family Zooms, until his last days. Max was predeceased by his wife Mary, companion, Lois Wallin, son David, parents and brother. He leaves behind his son, Bill (Ann Franzen-Roha) and daughter Cathy; daughter-in-law Eve S., Roha; grandchildren Max C. Roha, Melanie Aley (James), Rebecca Young, (Renny), Stefan Roha (Laura), Sam Roha (Kiley) and Olivia Roha; great-granddaughters Mallory Roha and Lydia Aley; niece Ginny Fanning, (Bill) and nephew Tom Roha (Ronnie) and their children.

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Harry L. Conroy on August 4, 2021. Rev. Harry L. Conroy passed away peacefully on August 4th at the Wolfeboro Bay Center in NH. He was born August 31, 1923 in Warren, PA. Harry attended Allegheny College where he met Louise Schweitzer ’45, his beloved wife of nearly 70 years and where he played on the basketball and tennis teams. Harry felt a calling to the ministry, earning a Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Rev. Conroy served churches in VT, NY, NJ, MA, and Maine. He left parish ministry for 10 years, serving as the protestant chaplain at Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital. During these years Harry completed his clinical pastoral counseling, training and earned a D.Min. at Boston University. His denominational affiliation was the United Church of Christ. After retirement he served the Rumford Point UCC Church in Maine for several years as interim pastor. Harry and Louise enjoyed living in Peterborough, NH in their later years and were active volunteers with the Monadnock Adult Care Center. He was passionate about issues of social justice and participated in the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, DC. Harry treasured the work of Abraham Lincoln, Dr., Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reinhold Niebuhr. His personal and professional life reflected his passion and active advocacy for social justice. He passed on these values to his children and many others. Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a devoted caregiver to Louise as her health deteriorated over the years. Harry was predeceased by her as well as by his brother and two sisters. He leaves four children and their spouses; Evelyn of Scarborough, ME, Stephen of Portland, ME, David of Kingston, MA and Lou-Anne of W. Barnstable, MA as well as nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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Carol Waechter Gaston on July 22, 2021.

Sheila C. Malton on August 3, 2021. Ms. Sheila C. Malton, a lifelong resident of New York City, passed away suddenly in her home on August 3, 2021. She was born in New York City on April 18, 1926 to the late George Malton and Jane Mistroff Malton. A graduate of Allegheny College and Columbia University, she had a long and fulfilling career as a financial editor, on Wall Street. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Dr. S. Donald Malton. She is survived by her niece and nephew, Rhona, Malton Kaplan of Stillwater, NJ and Dr. Mark Malton of Charlotte, NC, their spouses Mitchell Kaplan and Roberta Malton, and four great nieces and nephews.

Ruth Diller Steele on November 16, 2021. Ruth Diller Steele, retired nurse, fashion model and teacher died November 16, 2021, at Beacon Place, the Hospice Home in Greensboro, NC, at the age of 97. While a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Ruth moved to Greensboro at age 87 to be near her son and family. She attended Allegheny College and graduated from Presbyterian School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. After a brief career in nursing, she was a prominent Pittsburgh model. She became one of the original teachers at the Bradford School, where she served until retirement teaching classes in professional dress and etiquette. Ruthie, as known to her friends, was a member of South Hills Country Club, Seaview Country Club and Pinehurst Country Club, and attended Baldwin United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of the late Norbert E. Diller and Pearl Louise Diller and widow to Russell Steele ’46. Surviving is her son, Ned Steele and his wife, Donna Summers Steele of Greensboro, NC, two, granddaughters, Kathryn Steele of Greensboro and Kristen Steele, Edmundson (Jonathan) of Raleigh, and great-granddaughter, Charlotte, Ann.

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Myra J. Conway Barnes on February 6, 2022. Myra J. Conway Barnes, age 96, of North East, formerly of Bradford, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at, her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on, February 12, 1925 in Erie, Pa. the daughter of the late David M. and Elizabeth (Chase) Conway. Myra attended Academy High School in Erie and Alleghany College in Meadville. She married Lewis G, Barnes on July 12, 1947 in a ceremony at her parents’ home in Erie. Their marriage lasted almost 60 years. She was a homemaker and volunteered for The American Red Cross. Myra was a dedicated and loving, long-standing member 70+ years of the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford where she served as an Elder and Deacon. She was a member of the First Church’s Woman Association and served as its president. She also served as chairperson of the First Church Library for many years. Myra enjoyed books, bridge, traveling, gardening, birdwatching, and, spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis G. Barnes; and a sister, Sarah Free of, Lincoln, California. Myra is survived by her children, Constance Barnes of Frederick, Maryland, Andrew Barnes (Donalda) of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Julianne Watts (Stephen) of North, East; also five grandchildren: Sarah (Barnes) Hicks, Michael Barnes, Jacob Watts, Colin Watts and Madeline Watts, and one great-grandchild, Simon Barnes.

Laurana Schultz Fish on November 19, 2021. The family of Laurana Schultz Fish mourns her passing on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Forest View Skilled Nursing Center in Erie, PA. Laurana, daughter of the late Dr. John Richie Schultz and Dora Nelson Schultz, was born on November 5th, 1925, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Laurana spent her youth in Meadville, adjacent to her future alma mater. Here she was immersed in the arts, literature, and developed a love for horseback riding and nature, which was fostered by summer camp in Maine. She graduated from Allegheny College in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with the special privilege of receiving her diploma from her father, who was the college President. Following graduation, she was hired by the State of Pennsylvania, prompting her move to Erie. She was introduced to Henry E. Fish at a Christmas party at the Erie Club in 1949. They married 9 months later and celebrated 66 years of marriage before his passing in 2016. Laurana and Henry loved to travel. Her favorite trips include her visits to Austria, earning her Kitzbuhel Silver Ski Star, and spending winters sunbathing in Ajijic, Mexico. With Henry as American Sterilizer Company CEO, they explored many countries and forged a relationship with Erie’s sister city, Zibo, China. Despite their wanderlust, Laurana excelled beyond the traditional role as a mother and grandmother. Warm dock days in Lake Placid, NY and holiday celebrations in Erie, PA were two of her favorite locations where she spent treasured moments with family and friends. Laurana loved her pets; from Tony and Hopper (her Champion Morgan Horse) to Bismark and Bentley and many family dogs in between. Laurana’s eye for beauty, extended from fashion to nature. She was a talented gardener, floral designer, and loved spending time outside. She enjoyed tennis, golf, step aerobics and was an avid Adirondack hiker well into her 70s. Bookstores brought her much joy since puzzles and reading were also favorite pastimes. Laurana was an active member of the Carrie T. Watson Garden Club for over 40 years. Her investment in the Erie community was demonstrated by her participation in the Junior League of Erie and her dedication to the Erie Day School over decades. Laurana loved to laugh and had a sneaky sense of humor. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, Laurana was preceded in death, by her husband Henry E. Fish, her brother James R. Schultz ’41, sister-in-law Dorothy Schultz ’41, and son-in-law Robert F. Strayer. She is survived by her three children, Susan F. Strayer, Henry E. Fish II, and Dori Fish (John Gravanda), all of Erie, PA, six grandchildren: Jayson A. Yost (Hadley), New York, NY: Lindsay L. Turner (Ryan), Saranac Lake, NY: Elaura E. Patton, Boston, MA: Kyle F. Buseck, New, York, NY: Henry E. Fish III (Roika), Denver, CO and Dora K. Fish Los, Angeles, CA: two great-grandchildren, Shire Ann Yost and Jack Henry, Turner, numerous nieces and nephews, and her precious dog Bentley.

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Jean Ann Thomas Hawes on January 7, 2022.  Jean Ann Thomas Hawes, 94, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, died January 7, 2022, at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community. Born in Clarence, New York on August 12, 1927, Jean was the only child of John Archibald Thomas and Anna Mary (Cranmer), Thomas. Jean grew up in Clarence, New York; Chicago, Illinois; and Meadville, Pennsylvania; and spent summers with her grandparents and extended family in West Creek, New Jersey. Jean attended high school in Meadville and graduated from Allegheny College in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Literature. Jean was employed by the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad in Greenville, Pennsylvania prior to her marriage to John Charles (Jack) Hawes, also a graduate of Allegheny College and Greenville resident, in 1950. Jean and Jack, lived in Pittsburgh and Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, before settling in the Hawes family home on Second Avenue in Greenville to raise their family. Jean was an early example of a strong, independent, and confident woman. A lifelong learner, her passion was sharing her love of literature and the arts with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Always gracious and kind, with a quick wit, Jean was loved and cherished by her family and friends. She volunteered with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and the Greenville Public Library. Jean was employed by the Greenville Hospital in the Medical Records Department for nearly 20 years. Upon her retirement, Jean relocated to, New Bern, North Carolina, where she enjoyed the beaches and sunshine., She was active in the community, volunteering and serving on the advisory boards of the New Bern Historical Society and the Friends of, the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, serving as President for, many years. Jean purchased a historic home, the Bishop House, in New Bern and loved maintaining the home and showing the house on the historic home tours. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and her sons, Richard Thomas (Tom) Hawes, of New York, New York, and William Christopher (Chris) Hawes, of Houston, Texas. She is survived, by her children; John Scott (Scott) Hawes of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Mary Ann Evans ’83 (Hawes) and her husband Bill, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Catherine (Cate) Geiwitz (Hawes) and her, husband Larry, of Transfer, Pennsylvania; and Maureen Margaret (Peg), Geary (Hawes) and her husband John, of Santa Rosa, California. Jean is, also survived by seven grandchildren: Christopher and his wife Rachel, (Klein) Hawes of BlueGrass, Iowa; Caroline Hawes and her partner, Carlos Lopez of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Matthew Hawes of Brooklyn, New York, children of Chris and Cathleen (Cleary) Hawes; Sam Evans of, Denver, Colorado and Andy Evans of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, children, of Mary Ann and Bill Evans; Ian Geary and Merrit Geary both of, Bozeman, Montana, children of John and Peg Geary. Jean is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Rowan and Elowen, daughters of Christopher and Rachel Hawes.

Verna Louva Simonson Lindemood on October 31, 2021. Verna was the first-born daughter to Mulford, Beverly Simonson and Lois Irene Kinsey Simonson in Brooklyn, New York, on May 28, 1927. Her younger sister, Beverly Simonson Johnston, completed their family. Verna spent her childhood and teen years in New York and Connecticut prior to graduating from Allegheny College in Meadville Pennsylvania in 1948. Returning to Brooklyn she met Olon Rex, Lindemood at Hanson Place United Methodist Church where Rex was, serving as a student pastor. Rex and Verna were married on May 5, 1951 at 3:00 PM in the sanctuary at Hanson Place Methodist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Following their wedding she and Rex served a three-point charge in the Methodist Church at Scranton, Pennsylvania., Their first son, Stephen Rex, was born there. Rex and Verna with their baby, Stephen, moved west, where Rex served the Methodist church in Kimberly, Idaho. In Kimberly, Mark Drew was born. Next, they moved to Baker, Oregon. Olon Mulford was born in Baker. Verna faithfully served others and supported Rex in his pastoral roles at Fruitland, Methodist Church; Fruitland, Idaho The Jason Lee Memorial Methodist, Church; Blackfoot, Idaho Jefferson Chapel/Coesse Methodist churches, near Columbia City, Indiana East Chicago First UMC Trinity UMC;, Hartford City, Indiana North Webster UMC; North Webster, Indiana Dyer, UMC, Dyer, Indiana In retirement, Verna and Rex moved to Penney, Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Florida in 1991. Verna and Rex enjoyed spending time with her parents, her aunt and her sister during their early days at PRC, as well as welcoming new residents into their home. PEO was very important to her and she served faithfully during her adult life. Verna was very proud that her family had been residents of Penney Retirement Community for almost 50 years. Verna was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, Beverly; granddaughter, Betsy; grandson, Jeffery Lindemood; great grandson, Brooklynn RayOlon Walker. Verna is survived by her sister-in-law Myrtle Bacon of Scottsbluff, NE; her three sons and their wives: Stephen Rex of St. Mary’s, GA; Mark Drew of West, Lafayette, IN; and Olon Mulford of Colorado Springs, CO. Also: 11, Grandchildren: Mark, Scott, Shawn, David Olon, Abbe, Haley, Bridget, Bonnie, Will, Emily, and Anna; and 9 great-grandsons and 2, great-granddaughters.

Leota Brown West, of Williamsburg, Va., on January 22, 2022.

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Thomas A. Patterson, Jr. on October 27, 2021. Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Erna (née Jackle). He is also survived by his five children: Thomas Patterson III, Mark, Patterson (Susan), Judy Ray (Phil), Scott Patterson (Silvia) and Margie LeHeup; thirteen grandchildren: Mitchell (Ashley), Sara (Joe), Carrie, Chris (Alice), Sean (Christina), Kevin (Tavi), Kyle, Katie, Zachary, Andrew, Olivia, Nicholas and Emily; and eight great, grandchildren: Aiden, Kevin, Ginny, Liam, Kenley, Thomas, Karoline and, Cullen. He is also survived by sister-in-law Troy Patterson, sister-in-law Lydia Taylor (Lee) and several nieces and nephews. He, was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Frank Patterson ’54. Tom was born on May 25, 1925 in Belle, West Virginia to Thomas A. and, Margaret Knowles Patterson. He grew up along the Niagara River with, his younger brother Frank. Tom served two tours of duty with the US, Navy, first in WWII and then the Korean War. Tom graduated from Allegheny College where he studied physics and played basketball. Following graduation, Tom worked for Patterson Laboratories and then embarked on his business career as a sales engineer with AC Sparkplug, and then BF Goodrich. He developed his management skills with several divisions of Borg Warner, and spent the last chapter of his career managing several divisions of The Scott Fetzer Company.  In retirement, first in St. Petersburg, Florida and Connestee Falls, North Carolina, and then finally in The Villages, Florida, Tom devoted, much time to charitable work, including fundraising and building for, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring children and adults in math and, English, and serving as a Stephen Minister. Tom enjoyed golf, sailing, music and worldwide travel, and simply spending time with his many friends and furry companions. Tom’s greatest joy was his family. Tom and Erna shared their love of family by frequently hosting the family on cruises, beach weeks, ski trips, and other gatherings.

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Albert E. Anderson, Jr. on October 27, 2021, at the age of 93. Albert is survived by his beloved wife, Doris Anderson of Pittsford, NY and by his daughter, Sonja (Nelson) Farnsworth of Brighton, NY. He was born in Jamestown, NY in 1928 and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1946, from Allegheny College with a BS degree in Chemistry in 1950, and from the University of Rochester with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1953. He was employed by Eastman Kodak Co. for 35 years and retired as a Senior Research Associate from the Eastman Pharmaceuticals/Sterling Drug Division in 1988. Areas of work include chemical research, color, photography, health and safety, and pharmaceutical chemistry. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He had a commercial pilot license, taught flying for 20 years, was an avid fly fisherman, and maintained a life-long interest and fluency in Scandinavian languages.

Annette Adelman Antoun on June 16, 2021. She was the editor and publisher of The Paxton Herald.  She served on the boards of many organizations, including Catholic Charities, the American Lung Association, and the NAACP. She was preceded in death by husband, Frederic G. Antoun Sr. ’49, her brother, George Adelman ’51 and sister Mary Ann Prather ’56. She is survived by her children, Frederic Antoun Jr. ’73, Gregory Antoun, Laureace McCarthy, Scott Antoun, Jonathan Antoun ’90, and Lisa Mulholland; her brother, Adrien Adelman Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and her nephew, Michael D. Adelman ’77.

Virginia Bender Bartlett on January 8, 2022. She passed away in Richmond, Virginia, the place she most loved to visit as a child. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Brigadier General D. Joseph Bartlett, USMC. She is survived by daughters, Linda Hobgood, (Jim), Laura Perkins (Wade); four grandchildren, James Daniel Hobgood, Jenny Hobgood Connors (Matthew), Sally Perkins Tate (Nathan) and Emily, Perkins Schindler (Matthew); and by seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Claire and Emma Connors, William and Greyson Tate and, Elizabeth and Madelyn Schindler. Jinny was a beloved aunt to 30 nieces, and nephews from the Bartlett family and her late sister’s three children. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Jinny graduated from Cleveland Heights High School, attended Mount Vernon Junior College, then Allegheny College, from which she graduated in 1950. The second child of George and Edna Bender, “Jinny” and her sister, Barbara Bender Stevenson ’45, were steeped in public service from childhood, as their father served in the Ohio state legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, the United States Senate and in the Cabinet of President Dwight Eisenhower. On one of many visits to the U.S. Capitol, Jinny met Joe Bartlett, House Chief of Pages. When she became 1951 Ohio Cherry Blossom Princess, Marine Corps Lieutenant Bartlett, served as her escort. By the end of the spring festival, Joe had proposed to Jinny. They were married in June 1952. Political life a century ago implied whole-hearted family participation. As the daughter of one public servant and wife of another, Jinny may well have attended more Republican National Conventions than anyone now living. She witnessed every presidential candidate nominated by the Republican Party, from Alf Landon in 1936, to Ronald Reagan in 1980. She spearheaded efforts at the local campaign headquarters in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; her ready smile and boundless energy attracted scores of volunteers. When Congress became a year-round legislative body, the Bartletts moved to Washington, D.C., and Jinny worked in campaigns in nearby Maryland suburbs. An active member of the Congressional Club, begun by Senate wives who met and rolled bandages for soldiers during the First and Second World Wars, Jinny served for years, helping organize the annual First Ladies Luncheon, designed to raise funds for myriad philanthropic organizations. A Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader and avid participant in the Lafayette Elementary School PTA, she was a popular room mother and substitute teacher. She regularly attended Metropolitan Memorial, Methodist Church, then Walker Chapel in Arlington, Virginia. She faithfully attended Community Bible Study in Bethesda. Jinny and her Marine Corps husband loved Washington’s summer twilight military concerts, held at the Capitol, Iwo Jima, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, when Joe’s brother Bob served as first clarinetist in the Army Band. All the Bartletts were talented musicians; Jinny appreciated the talents of each. Reunions at the West Virginia family farm were eagerly anticipated just as girlhood visits to the Mistr farm in Varina had been. Letters attest to Jinny’s own gracious hospitality at their home in Washington. Decades later, with all their grandchildren in Richmond, Jinny and Joe, moved from the nation’s capital to the capital of the Commonwealth. Jinny welcomed the birth of each great-grandchild and made new friends at Third Church. Her final group of friends, the Parkside Memory Care staff at Beth Sholom, were treasured by Jinny.

William F. Doran on July 24, 2021. Dr. William F. Doran, 99, passed away on July 24, 2021 of natural causes. He was born in Franklin, PA to the late William F. and Ethel, M. Doran and had lived in Conneaut, OH since 1957. He graduated from Jamestown (PA) High School, in 1937, from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1950, the University of Maryland Medical School in 1954, and interned at St. Joseph Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He practiced medicine in Nelsonville, OH, before moving to Conneaut, OH, in 1957, where he was in practice until his retirement in 1986. During this time, he was a member of the staff at Brown Memorial Hospital, where he also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Obstetrics. He was an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association and the Ashtabula County Medical Society. After his retirement from medicine, he sold life insurance and financial products for New York Life Insurance Company until 1998. During this time, he lived for 16 months in Germany, representing NYLIC. Prior to his attendance at Allegheny College, he served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946, during which time he served in the European Theatre of Operation from 1944 to 1946. He was honorably discharged, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was an active member of Corpus, Christi Catholic Church where he at one time served as a Eucharistic, Minister. In 2018, he moved to Granville, OH and became a member of St. Edward the Confessor Parish. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill valued family and faith over all else. While he traveled the globe, being at home was his favorite place in the world. Near the end of his life, Bill frequently sang “When I take, my vacation in heaven what a wonderful time that will be/Hearing concerts by the heavenly chorus and the face of my Saviour I’ll, see/Sitting down on the banks of the river neath the shade of the evergreen tree/I shall rest from my burdens forever won’t you spend, your vacation with me.” He is survived by his wife Mary (Meyer) Doran, whom he married in 1954. He is also survived by two daughters, Catherine (Gregg) Adams of Carbondale, CO and Janet Stallings of, Conneaut, OH; five sons, Robert (Barbara) of Granville, OH, Regis of, Lorain, OH, Paul (Roxanna) of Brookline, NH, David (Karen) of Valier, MT, and Patrick (Heather) of Haslett, MI; son-in-law Bruce Wheeler of, Glendale, AZ, daughter-in-law Sandra Doran of Mayfield Heights, OH, 14, grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, William; daughter, Jean Wheeler; sisters, Jeannette Hayes and Mary, Rice; brothers, James Doran and Fr. Joseph Doran; granddaughter, Emily, Adams; grandson, Daniel Wheeler; and son-in-law, Tony Stallings.

Jean Isherwood Haines on January 26, 2022. Jean passed away peacefully in Hingham, Massachusetts. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn Hopper, Flynn (Gary) and Ellen Hopper Allen (Rob); her older brother James E. Isherwood ’49; her cousin H. Robert Reynolds (Kristin); grandchildren, Patrick Higgins, John Higgins, Daniel Allen and Elizabeth Allen; stepson Richard Haines; stepdaughter-in-law Robin Haines (wife of deceased stepson Brad Haines) and grandchildren Zachary, Addison and Emily Haines; niece Barbara (Isherwood) Indseth (Bob and son Eric); nephews Nicholas and Aaron Isherwood (sons of her deceased younger brother, Robert Isherwood ’57) and many members of the Hopper family who are relatives of her first husband. Jean was born August 2, 1929 as Dorothy Jean Isherwood in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dorothy Mae (Curry) Isherwood ’21 and James Ernest Isherwood ’20. Her parents had met at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.  Jean majored in English and speech at Allegheny, and she met her first husband there on the debate team, Jeff Hopper (Arthur Jeffery). Upon graduation, Jean was asked to teach speech at Allegheny—rare for someone with just a B.A. and a testament to what a bright student she was.  Allegheny required her to get a master’s degree in the summers, which she happily obtained at Northwestern University. Jean later had a thirty-year career at OWU that also included running their Writing Center and being Director of Academic Advising.  During, that time she established a grammar hotline that received calls from, all over the country.  Jean was a genuine listener and wonderful conversationalist gaining her countless dear friends in Delaware.  In 1992, she married Vic (Louis Victor) Haines. Jean is remembered for her trademark intelligence, humor and kindness.

Robert J. McCune on September 27, 2021. The Reverend Dr. Robert J. McCune departed peacefully on September 27, 2021 at the Longview senior living community in Ithaca, New York. The son of the late James and Isabel (James) McCune Jr., Robert was born on July 5, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Allegheny College, PA class of 1950, Boston University School of Theology class of 1953, and Drew University, NJ class of 1982 with a Doctorate of, Ministry. He met his wife, Alice McCune, at Epworth Woods, a church camp for disadvantaged children where they were both counselors. Married in 1951, Bob and Alice celebrated their 69th anniversary in June of 2020. Robert served communities in Upstate New York as a United Methodist Minister in many capacities. He served local churches, in Cortland, Elmira, and Ithaca, served as a District Superintendent, in both Central and Northern New York, and served in the Bishop’s office in Central New York. Bob was known by his colleagues, friends, and parishioners for his strong leadership skills, innovative ideas, and unending support of Christian values within the church and community. He lived out his faith through actions of anti-racism, inclusiveness of all people within the United Methodist Church, pursuit of social justice, and unconditional love. He welcomed the, displaced and downtrodden into his home, spent his retirement years, with Alice traveling the country doing mission projects with the UMC, Nomads, was a strong advocate of collaboration among all faiths for, the betterment of humanity and, in all ways, lived his life through, service to others. Bob was a committed and loving husband and father, creating a strong family life that enabled his children to witness, first hand how to be faithful, compassionate, productive and loving, servants to society. As he aged, he was known and admired for his continued pursuit of spiritual and personal growth and an ever expanding world view and openness to new ideas. Robert is survived by, his children and their spouses Nancy and Jeffrey Lovell of Ithaca, James and Beverly McCune of Austin, Texas, David and Sally McCune of, Ithaca, and Cindy and William Garver of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and his, sister Nancy (Roger) Pierce of Clermont, FL. He has 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Alice McCune in 2020.

Richard J. Noonen on September 27, 2021. Richard J. Noonen, 96, of Meadville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Richard (Dick) was born in Meadville, on March 11, 1925, son of the late A. John and Martha A. (Bartle) Noonen. On May 16, 1953, Richard married Joanne Desant; she preceded him in death on April 27, 2021. He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society, where for many years, he volunteered with the fish dinners, and served as a church greeter. As a youth, Richard attended the former St. Brigid Elementary School, before graduating from Meadville High School. He became employed in Engine Service by the former Erie Railroad before entering the US Navy, having served his country from July 13, 1943 till March 17, 1946. He was a recipient of the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal. Following his honorable discharge, Richard enrolled at Allegheny College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa PSI Fraternity, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Chemistry. Richard continued his employment with the railroad, as Road Foreman of Engines at Meadville, and Trainmaster at Hornell, NY. He retired after nearly 50 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post #2006 and of USS Woolsey, Association. Richard enjoyed his orchard, working in his garden, and time spent at the family summer cottage on Loon Lake, NY. He always enjoyed spending time with “the boys” at the local McDonald’s. A family man, Richard was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed. Richard is survived by two daughters Dr. Ann Noonen of Meadville, Mary, Carol Scrocco (Ret. Col. Raymond K.) of Clarence Center, NY; two grandchildren Kelly Ann Scrocco, a registered nurse in Chapel Hill, NC, and John Raymond Scrocco, a student at Georgetown University. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Joanne, of 67 years.

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James S. Lewis on December 18, 2021. James S. Lewis passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers, Florida. He was 94. He was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, the son of Scott W. Lewis and Laura (Herriott) Lewis. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Hazen, September 3, 1948, in the First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. She predeceased him December 17, 2014. Their marriage was a life-long love affair. They spent seventy wonderful years together and enjoyed extensive travel in the U.S., Canada and Europe. These travels often included their daughter Nancy and her family. Nancy held a special place in her Dad’s heart. He was extremely fond of granddaughters Lauren and Sarah and great-granddaughters, Ila Rose, Magnolia Ann and Adelaide Louise. He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School and Allegheny College, where he earned recognition in Economics. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Upon graduation from college, he entered the United States Steel Corporation management training program, where he held various positions in systems analysis, cost analysis and industrial engineering. In mid-career, he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Soon after his retirement from active business management, he earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from the College for Financial Planning, Denver. At this time, he held a full securities license, issued by the Securities Exchange Commission. In retirement, he wrote and published a book entitled, “Seeking Inner Peace and Financial, Freedom, Stepping-Stones in a Chaotic World.” He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Taft University at the age of 92. He retired in 1987 after serving 14 years as President of Valley Mold & Iron Company, with operations in Hubbard, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois. During this time he also served as Vice-President of Microdot, the parent company. The Mahoning Valley Management Association honored him in 1984 as Manager of the Year. His previous employment included Weil-McLain Company, Michigan City, Indiana, where he served as Vice President of Manufacturing, with plants in Michigan City, Indiana and Erie, Pennsylvania. He served as Plant Manager for Crane Company, New Castle, Pennsylvania. He worked 11 years for Shenango, Inc., Pittsburgh, where he served in various, staff and management positions, including Chief Industrial Engineer, Manager of Industrial Relations, Manager of Information Systems and Plant Superintendent. He was a lifelong active church member, and at various times served as, deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher. Upon his retirement, he served the church as volunteer business manager. His family and his church took top priority in his life. He was a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Boardman, Ohio. He was subsequently a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers, Florida. He was active in community affairs. He served on several boards, including Dollar Savings and Trust Company and the advisory board for its successor, National City Bank, N.E. He also served on the board of trustees for Allegheny College, American Iron and Steel Institute, Goodwill Industries, United Way Community Corporation, Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America. He served on the advisory board of the Society for the Blind and Disabled and was a past president of the Industrial Information Institute. In the year 2001, Allegheny College, awarded him the Blue Citation Award in recognition of his service to the College. He was a former business member of the Youngstown Country Club, Youngstown Club and Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the period of 1946 and 1947. Surviving are his daughter, Nancy (Lewis) Schmidt and her husband, Thomas Schmidt, Sanibel, Florida; his granddaughters, Dr. Lauren, (Schmidt) Colbert and her husband Nathan Colbert, of Houston, Texas, and Sarah Schmidt, of Houston, Texas; Surviving are his, great-granddaughters, Ila Rose Colbert, Magnolia Ann Colbert and, Adelaide Louise Colbert, Houston, Texas; He is survived by a sister, Shirley (Lewis) Minner, of Ashland, Ohio and a number of nieces and, nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents, Scott W. Lewis and Laura (Herriott) Lewis; his wife, Mary Lou (Hazen) Lewis; an infant sister, Mary Carol; a sister, Alta Mae (Lewis) Rademacher; brothers, Scott W Lewis, Jr. ’52 and Dr. Gerald E. Lewis.

Eleanor Miller McBride on October 1, 2021, age 91 of Cleveland Hts., OH. Beloved mother of Mary C. McBride of Tarrytown, NY, Sarah M. Lloyd of, Sheffield Lake, OH, Amy D. McBride of Port Charlotte, FL and N. Andrew, McBride (Susan) of Hinsdale, IL; dear grandmother of David, Sarah, Lindsey, Madeline, Abigail and Bridget; great grandmother of Dean and, Aiden; dear sister of Dr. David Miller (Charlotte) and Rev. Laurence, Miller (Janet).

Richard C. Morris on January 27, 2022. He was born December 5, 1926 in Meadville, a son of Harley J. and Mabel M. Slocum Morris.  He married Anne Reynolds January 19, 2000. Dick was a 1951 graduate of Allegheny College.  He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  He taught at a private school in Massachusetts and then, in Dunkirk, NY. Dick enjoyed reading, gardening, woodworking, and playing a variety of instruments. Survivors, in addition to his wife Anne, include Anne’s daughter, Elizabeth House; a sister, Marjorie Newton of Long Island, NY; a brother-in-law, Ronald Stallard of Meadville; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joan Stallard, and Doris Swavey.

Virginia Hawkey Sceiford on January 26, 2022. Virginia “Jinney” Hawkey Sceiford passed away peacefully at age 92 on January 26, 2022 at Brevillier Village in Erie, PA. She was born May 29, 1929 in Meadville, PA to the late Dr. Vincent and Grace Hawkey. Jinney was a creative and curious soul, who beautifully expressed herself as an accomplished artist of all mediums: oil paintings, watercolor, pottery and jewelry. After studying at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Texas-Austin. She moved to Wilmington, NC nearly 40 years ago and, when she was in her seventies, received a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project grant, to continue studying and working on her art. She organized and participated in many grassroots art shows and sales, and had been an active member of the Wilmington Artist Guild. Virginia also loved old places and played an important role in the restoration of the historic Academy Theater in Meadville, PA during the 1980s, researching and overseeing many aspects of interior design and materials. Following the restoration and reopening, she was named director of tours for the theater. She also served as a volunteer usher at Thalian Hall in Wilmington. She has inspired all her children to carry on her legacy of the creative arts. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be sadly missed. She is survived by her children, daughter Lynn Scobell Muner, son Richard Sceiford and wife, Rhonda, daughter Emily Sceiford Northway and grandchildren Pilar, Maisy, Grant, Jacob, Noah, and Benjamin.

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Harold H. DeWald on July 24, 2021. Harold, age 90 of West Deer, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Beloved husband for 53 years of Sue (Smith) DeWald. Dear father of Scott (Katie) DeWald, Heidi DeWald, Brett (Cathy), DeWald and Brenda DeWald. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Adam, Nya and Kaden. Preceded in death by siblings Eleanor, Horace DeWald ’44, Eugene DeWald ’47 and Vera DeWald Andes ’48. Family will welcome friends on Friday from 12-2pm & 7-9pm at Schellhaas Funeral Home, Ltd. 5864 Heckert Rd. box 143 Bakerstown, PA, 15007. Service will be held on Saturday in Memorial Park Presbyterian, Church at 11am. Originally from Emlenton, PA, Harold graduated from Allegheny College and received his Masters from William and Mary. He was a proud Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He taught for 36 years in the Fox Chapel School District. Harold was also a church Elder and member, at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, and an Eagle Scout and past Troop Leader. He enjoyed working on his farm, woodworking, was a skilled mechanic and electrician, a true jack of all trades, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Frances Simonetta Donahue on September 27, 2021. Frances was born in Meadville, on November 21, 1930, a daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Battaglia) Simonetta. On September 2, 1950 Frances married John “Jack” Donahue; he preceded, her in death on August 15, 2008. Frances was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Grace Church and the, Altar Rosary Society. Her faith was very important to her and she, volunteered countless hours with church events including funeral, luncheons. Following her 1948 graduation from Meadville High School, Frances, attended Allegheny College. She was employed as a Lab Technician at, the former City and Spencer Hospitals, retiring in the early 80s as the Head Lab Technician at the former City Hospital with over 30 years, of service. Not one to remain idle, she continued working part time. She was a member of the Italian Civic Club Auxiliary, had served as a Crawford County Democratic Committee Woman and volunteered with the Meadville Soup Kitchen. Frances was a skilled knitter, having won many, ribbons at the Crawford County Fair. She enjoyed reading and playing, cards, especially Bridge, with her card club or anyone who would deal, them up. Frances lived a full life and delighted in the time spent and, loved shared with family. She will be missed. Frances is survived by five sons Patrick E. Donahue ’74, John Mark Donahue, Daniel T. Donahue, Timothy F. Donahue, Sean P. Donahue (Lisa), all of Meadville; nine grandchildren Meggan, Chelsea, Jessica, John, “Jack”, Jade, Amanda, Carly, Sean, Ryan; twelve great grandchildren;, and one great great grandchild making her proud of being the matriarch, of five generations. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Jack, of 57 years, Frances was, preceded in death by an infant great grandson Jack Donahue; five, brothers, Joseph Simonetta, George X. Simonetta ’35, Dr. Russell J. Simonetta ’42, Patrick L. Simonetta and John Simonetta; four sisters, an infant Mary Simonetta, Rose Dispenza, Josephine Pietron and Mary Jane Anthony.

Tod C. Duge on January 23, 2021. Tod, age 92, beloved husband of Marilyn (Griffith) Duge ’53, passed away Jan. 23, 2021. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tod grew up in Florida from age 2 to age 11 and returned to Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from Lakewood High school and enlisted in the Navy where he served on the USS Maury from 1946-1948. After his discharge he attended Allegheny College where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. While at Allegheny he met “The love of his life”, and after finishing his business degree in 1952, he graduated. In 1953, he married “Malle.” Tod worked as a manufacturer’s rep and they worked together and raised their three children: Robert (Jean)Duge,William (Lynn)Duge, and Susan (Karl) Heideloff. He loved and was loved by his grandchildren: Megan, Leanne, Kurt, Heather, Robin, Stacey, and Lisa, and great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Hannah. Tod loved boating, fishing, music, puns, and telling a good joke. His family and many friends including members of the Elks Lodge will remember him for his ability to make them laugh.

John S. Karras on November 10, 2021. He passed away peacefully on November 10, 2021 in Des, Moines, Iowa. John was born on March 10, 1930 in Pasadena, California to Elsie and Spiros John Karras. He grew up in Cleveland surrounded by many loving aunts and uncles. Two of his uncles lived on farms, and John spent summers helping out in the fields and apple orchards. During his childhood, John got involved in the Boy Scouts and eventually achieved Eagle Scout status. These experiences inspired a lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. John graduated from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in 1952, where he met the love of his life, Ann Williams ’51. They married and lived in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where they started their family. After spending a few years working for a small newspaper in Meadville, John, and his family moved to Des Moines where he began his career at the Des Moines Register as a writer, copy editor and columnist. Many Iowans know John as the co-founder of RAGBRAI, and to the end of his life John took immense pride in the great bike ride. In addition, to his well known love of cycling, he and Ann developed a passion for, nature and the great outdoors and often spent weekends canoeing on, Iowa’s rivers, canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters, backpacking in the West, river trips through the Grand Canyon and, cross country skiing. John and Ann picked up new activities well into their 60s; they learned to downhill ski and ended up retiring to Dillon, Colorado. They were active members of Summit County Seniors, and enjoyed biking, hiking, skiing, singing in choirs, supporting fundraising initiatives and volunteering in the Senior Center. In addition to outdoor activities, John loved classical music and jazz. From an early age, John would ride along with his mother and listen as she gave piano lessons. He played flute for much of his life, and he and Ann played in recorder groups and sang in many choirs. For many years John was a music critic for the Register and he and Ann attended numerous symphony concerts in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. They loved, parties and socializing and were fortunate to have many close friends, to enjoy dinners, music, movies, biking and all the other activities, they loved. John is survived by his son Paul (and daughter-in-law Martha Lewin), and daughter Edie (and daughter-in-law Peggy McKenna), granddaughter, Emilia Lewin-Karras, and grandsons Max Lewin-Karras and Galen McKenna. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann and daughters Kathy and, Susan.

Mariam Sanderson LeBaron on October 30, 2021. Mariam Elaine (Sanderson) LeBaron, 91, died October, 30, 2021 in Wichita, KS. She was born September 13, 1930 in Fredonia, NY. She attended Allegheny College and The University of Buffalo, earning a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Education from Wichita, State University. She was a gifted teacher at Andover Elementary School until retirement. She and her husband have attended First, United Methodist Church for many years. She was active in PEO, United, Methodist Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a supporter of Cottey College. Survivors include her husband, Bruce LeBaron, daughter Pat (Redmond, WA), son Jim (Brenda) LeBaron (Valley Center), and sister Donna, (Sanderson) Carlson (Forestville, NY).

Ann Pyle McIntosh on December 23, 2021. At age 91, she was reunited in heaven with her husband of 63 years, Kyle I. McIntosh. Devoted mother of Amy Kelly (Donald) and Jeffrey I. McIntosh (Lisa); proud grandmother of James and Michael Kelly and Julia, Laura, Emily and Megan McIntosh. Ann was born in Rochester, NY, graduated from Stoneboro High School in Stoneboro, PA. and went on to attend Allegany College, PA. She was a lifelong supporting member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Sorority. Ann graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and spent her career teaching 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in Lakewood, OH. Ann enjoyed gardening, bridge and ballroom dancing. She was an active member in the Meals on Wheels program for 25 years. Ann was a devoted member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church, Lakewood, OH.

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Edwin J. Edelstein on May 31, 2020. Edwin Joel Edelstein, 88, a longtime resident of Lighthouse Point, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Deerfield Beach, FL. Edwin was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 6, 1932 to parents Max Edelstein and Minnie Fineman. During his younger years, Edwin enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1954. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Among his many pastimes, Edwin loved to spend time with his family in South Florida, where he lived for many years up until his passing. He also enjoyed working as a Park Ranger for the City of Boca Raton during his retirement years. He remained working as a Park Ranger until the age of 82. Edwin is survived by his loving daughter Alicia Ulbrich, (Derek), son David Edelstein, and granddaughters Ashley and Katelyn.

Robert B. Mason on September 17, 2021. Bob Mason passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021 with family at his bedside. Bob was born in 1931 in Meadville, PA, and graduated from Allegheny College where he affiliated with Phi Gamma Delta and was a 4-year letter winner in football. He always looked back on his formative years in western Pennsylvania with appreciation and fondness, for the rich experiences the area offered. Bob met his future bride of 60 years, Nancy Gaub ’53, at Meadville High School. They were married during their second year in college after which Bob embarked on a 40-year distinguished career with the Aerospace Division of Goodrich Company (now part of Raytheon, Technologies Corporation). After living in Ohio and New York in the early years of their marriage, the Mason family (which now included 3, young children), settled on Mercer Island, WA in 1964. The Mason family adapted to their new Northwest lifestyle by engaging in all things outdoors. Camping and hiking were soon followed by skiing with fond memories of countless weekends at Crystal Mountain, WA. In the summer, Nancy and Bob could be found boating in the San Juan Islands north to Alaska. And, in between seasons, they enjoyed, worldwide travel, particularly precious time spent on the island of, Maui with family. After Nancy’s passing in the year 2010, Bob developed a special, friendship with Carol Hoyt, a friend and colleague of Nancy’s during, their years together at Mercer Island School District. Bob ascribed to profound core values which were foundational to his, life’s outlook. He invested deeply in relationships, both personal and business, and “never met a stranger”. Bob will be well-remembered by family and friends for his wisdom, kind counsel and story-telling, ability. Bob leaves behind his children Mary Beth (Dale) Sowell, Lynn (Ken) Clenin and David (Dawn) Mason, grandchildren, Travis and Tyler (Annie, Keyes) Sowell, Brian Clenin and Christy (Ryan) Wong, and Alex and Michael Mason, great-grandchildren Bennett and Elliott Sowell, Nancy’s, cousin Sonia Parry and special friend Carol Hoyt. He was predeceased, by his beloved wife, Nancy, his parents Hazel and Gerald Mason and his brother Arthur Mason.

Mary Jane Bates Nichols on October 1, 2021. Rev. Mary Jane (nee Bates) was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Nichols, Jr. ’54; loving mother of Robert M. (Sue) Nichols III, Timothy Nichols ’73, (Stacy) Nichols and Linda (Dan) Nichols Baker ’82; grandmother of seven, grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; daughter of the late, Robert and Mildred (Brown) Bates.

Dorris McKean Parker on February 1, 2022. Dorris Jeannette McKean Parker, 90, went to be with the Lord on, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Mrs. Parker was born Dec. 28, 1931, in, Washington, Pa., to the late William and Jeannette McKean. She, attended Penn Hall Academy, Allegheny College and Penn Commercial, College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a, brother, William McKean; and a grandson, Jason Blice. Mrs. Parker was an active member of the community, serving as the president of the Westmoreland County Medical Auxiliary, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Auxiliary and the Latrobe Area Hospital Aide. She volunteered in the Latrobe Area Hospital Little Shop and assisted with the accounting for many years. She was an active member of Latrobe Presbyterian Church, where she served as a church elder, enjoyed singing in the choir and played the handbells. Some of her favorite pastimes included, knitting, embroidering, sewing, reading, painting and her, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorris is survived by her, husband of 70 years, Dr. John Parker; their children, Linda, of, Latrobe, Larry (Cindy), of Akron, Ohio, Pam, of Latrobe, Peggy, of, Altoona, Pa., and Doug (Sarah), of Lawrence, Kan.; her grandchildren, Garrett Parker, Liz Miller (Cody), Jordan Parker, Rena Parker, Kaleb, Yandrick (Kathryn), Becca Futer, Henry Raak, Mollie Sylvania (Carmen), and Bella Crawford-Parker; stepgrandchildren, Marissa Dumford (Jacob), Lauren Huff (Daniel) and Miranda DeAngelo; and three great-grandchildren.

David W. Winans on December 21, 2021. He died peacefully at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House on December 21, 2021. David was born on June 11, 1931, in Warren, Pa to the late Cecil Carpenter Winans ’27 and Helen St John Winans. David was a 1949 graduate of Warren High School. He served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant and M.P., stateside, during the Korean War. David attended Allegheny College graduating in 1955. He worked for the Bell Telephone Company for a time and then returned to Warren where he purchased his father’s insurance business, in 1959. David loved and served his community well. He joined the First United Methodist Church in 1942 and served as a trustee, treasurer and member of many committees. He spent twelve years on the Borough Council and served on the Executive Board of the Boys Scouts of America for twenty-five years. He was the Scoutmaster of Troop 9 and received the Silver Beaver Award. David also served as the President and Drive Chairman for the United Way. He served on the boards of Family Services, the Ruth M. Smith Center and the Warren, Borough Sanitary Authority. David was a trustee for the Struthers Library Theatre for many years. He was a sixty-plus-year member of the Masonic North Star Lodge #241, the Coudersport Consistory, the Kiwanis Club and the Conewango Club. Not one to be sedentary, he was an accomplished swimmer, logging 2400 miles in the YMCA pool. He was an avid hunter and hiker and enjoyed fishing at the family cottage in Canada. He loved sailing on the Kinzua Reservoir and later made many boat trips up and down the East Coast. David was always delighted to see his grandchildren and especially enjoyed his great grandchildren. David is survived by his children, David Graff Winans ’80 (Crissi) of Warren, Julia Winans McTavish ’83 (Scott) of Warren: three granddaughters, Jessica St. John Winans (Weston Miller) of Springfield, Oregon, Katelyn Elaine Gilmore (Eric) of Warren and Rachel St. John McTavish, of Buffalo, NY. Three great-grandchildren, Tiera Ann Miller, Grayson, David Gilmore and Jackson Theodore Gilmore. A brother Dennis Craig, Winans and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death on December 12, 2020, by his wife, Gretchen Graff Winans ’55, whom he married on September 8, 1956, and a sister, Martha Jane Winans.

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Charles E. Nettrour on August 31, 2021. Son of the late Paul W. and Janet Nettrour. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Louisa (Soisson) Nettrour’56, daughters, Christine Ann Nettrour, Sandra N. Rothwell, and Barbara N. Lee; loving grandfather of Kendall Greene, Alexander Lee ’10, and Jocelyn Lee; brother of Paul W. Nettrour, Jr. ’51 of Greenville and Lois N. Durawski of St. Louis; also survived by 28 nieces and nephews. Charles was a graduate of Allegheny College and served in the Third Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict. He was the retired President of Martin & Nettrour, Inc. and President of Retirement Designs Unlimited, Inc. He also served for many years as Director of Fidelity Bancorp, Inc. and, Fidelity Bank, PASB and became Vice-Chairman of the board in 2009. Charles was a member of Masonic Blue Lodge #716, Scottish Rite, and, Shrine and Masonic Jesters. He had been Commissioner of McCandless and a longtime member of North Boroughs Rotary, receiving several Paul Harris awards in recognition of outstanding service. He was an avid boater since childhood and credited with saving many drowning victims’ lives involved in boating accidents at Lake Chautauqua, NY, the family’s second home.

Bruce Perry on September 13, 2021. He passed away in the Olean General Hospital and is survived by his wife, Beverly Moreton Perry ’54.

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Nancy Beere on March 28, 2021, at her residence.

Suzanne Dougall Sweeney on January 12, 2022. She passed away at her Chittenango home on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She was 88 years old. Suzanne was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent her early life near Pittsburgh and in the state of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College and a Master of Education from Cornell University. In 1960, she married Carlton J. Sweeney of Oswego, New York. Early in their marriage, they built a home in Chittenango and spent their entire married life there-58 years-raising their two sons with Chittenango Creek and their beautiful garden in their backyard. Suzanne lived for her family and was devoted to them. Suzanne taught English in the Chittenango School District during the 1970s. Later she gave piano lessons to hundreds of children and adults, retiring from piano teaching in 2021. Her life-long passion for and involvement in issues of social justice was an inspiration to many people. She sought to “be the change you want, to see in the world.” Her compassion toward others, creativity, generosity, and love of learning were truly an inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her brother Charles Dougall III, sons, Michael O. Sweeney ’83 and John P. Sweeney (Nicole) and three grandsons, Aiden, Liam, and Dylan Sweeney. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton and her parents, Katherine (ne Higgins) and Joseph Dougall.

Blanche A. Vanis on June 22, 2021. As an acclaimed award-winning silversmith jewelry designer, she created timeless and unique pieces working at Potter Mellon, the landmark metalworking and custom jewelry studio in Cleveland.  She ignited her passion for creating in her students while teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art. When she was not designing, she was gaining inspiration through traveling the world visiting churches and museums, hiking the Emerald Necklace, Contra dancing with favorite friends, and swimming in the closest body of water she discovered. She is survived by a beloved friend, Mary Ellen Miller.

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Jack A. Cryder on October 15, 2021. He was born in Jersey Shore, PA, on November 29, 1924. He was the son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Moody) Cryder. Jack graduated from Albion High School. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic, Church. His greatest pastime was painting and sketching. His dream was to have his own art Gallery. Out of his 300 paintings, 135 are scattered all over the United States in the homes of friends and family. In addition to his oil painting, he loved to create homemade greeting cards and coloring pictures to send to friends, young and old. He was an avid golfer who would often shoot scores below his age. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and returned to Albion in 1946. While working several jobs and getting married to his wife, Florence Connors, of 72 years, he attended Edinboro College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree, followed by a Master’s Degree from Allegheny College. After a successful teaching career at Springfield, High School and Northwestern High School, he decided to pursue his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. He then took a job as a professor. He was the head of the Education Department at Edinboro University. Jack was the original founder of the Albion/Springfield Little League and served as the first president. He was the 1961 Pa. State Bowling, Champion. His community service included the Albion Boro Council and the Northwestern School Board. Upon retirement, he wintered in Fort Myers, Florida for 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded, in death, by his brothers, Robert and Dean. He is survived by his two, sons, Robert and his wife, Carol of Albion and Dennis Cryder of Ft. Meyers, Florida, two grandchildren, Brent Cryder and his wife Tracy, and Allyson Newman and her husband, Drew, two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Emilia Newman and many nieces and nephews.

Joan Zepfel Haring on July 29, 2021. Joan Zepfel Haring, 86, of Houston, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2021 after complications from a fall. Joan was born August 13, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William and Mary Loretta McCurdy Zepfel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert “Bob” Haring, her parents and brothers William, James and Robert Zepfel and cherished dogs Romeo and Taffy. Joan is survived by her children, Scott Dennis Haring, Laurie Ann Haring, Patricia Alice Schuljak & husband Robert James Schuljak; grandchildren, Stephanie Schuljak Mills & husband Roger Q Mills IV and Russell Stephen Schuljak; and family friend Steven Bishop. She was also the beloved Aunt Joan to numerous nieces and nephews across the U.S. and Canada. Joan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She married Bob after college and they were transferred to several states before they settled in west Houston in 1966. Joan and Bob were founding members of St. John Vianney Catholic, Church. Joan was an active member of her community and she made an impact on the lives of many. She volunteered as a troop leader for Girl Scouts of America, American Red Cross swim instructor, chaplain’s assistant at Memorial City Hospital and was a key contributor to the Nottingham Forest Club as office manager and member of the Board of Directors. Joan started her own business, Ashford Bookkeeping Service, assisting small business clients in the Memorial area. Joan and Bob enjoyed traveling to many places in the world and always had beautiful pictures and memories to share of their trips with family, and friends. As their traveling slowed down, they did enjoy an annual trip to Maui and included her children and nieces and nephews to join them as guests every year. Her favorite place was the cabin in Ruidoso, they had in the “golden years” where she and Bob would escape the Houston weather, traffic and mosquitos every summer.

Jane Arnold Henderson on July 9, 2021. Jane Arnold Henderson, 86, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., following a lengthy battle with dementia, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021. Jane was the daughter, of the late Charles Howard Arnold Jr. and late Frances Eleanor Jones, Arnold, devoted husband of 56 years to the late Melvin B. Henderson, loving mother to Daniel Paul Henderson ’89 and John William Henderson, and dear, companion to her older brother, the late Charles Howard Arnold III, and younger sister, the late Anne Hope Hyams. The Arnold family resided in Mt. Lebanon, and Jane was a 1952 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, and in the Fall of ’52, she matriculated to Allegheny College with the promise that a music major could be obtained. While this promise would not be fulfilled, upon the recommendation of an Allegheny professor, Jane attended a Christmas concert of the St. Olaf College choir and her life was changed. Upon transferring, she earned a bachelor of arts in music in 1958 from St. Olaf. After college, Jane taught English and music at several high schools across southwestern, PA, most notably Dormont High School, where she directed the Girls’ Chorus and Triple Trio. Jane’s Christian faith was paramount to her, and in the ’80s she accepted the position of director of music at, Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Greentree, where for 30 years, she led a highly acclaimed chancel choir in support of weekly worship, and undertook considerable works such as Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. She was also quite active in civic and political affairs, and for many years served as vice president of the Mt. Lebanon Republican Women, as, well as a board member at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a particular passion of hers. She is survived by her sons, daughter-in-law, Kathryn (Daniel) Henderson, her sister-in-law, Mary, Eleanor Sourbeer, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, infant son, David Stephen, parents, brother and sister.

James F. Pomroy on September 7, 2021. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James Franklin Pomroy (Durham, North Carolina), who passed away on September 7, 2021, at the age of 86, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Archie O. Wallace on September 28, 2021. Archie O. Wallace, age 87, of The Colony at St. Paul’s Senior Living, Community, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021. He was born in New Brighton, PA on August 4, 1934 to Oliver R. and Helen (Voorhies)Wallace. Archie was a 1952 graduate of Penn High School, received his B.A. from Allegheny College in 1956, where he was a member of Phi, Kappa Psi Fraternity, and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. From 1960-1963 he was a Staff Judge Advocate and Trial and Defense Counsel with the U.S. Air Force. Upon his honorable, discharge from the military, he returned to Greenville to work in, private practice, a career that spanned until his retirement in 2015. Archie was a member of the Mercer County Bar Association, serving as, President from 1986-1987, was a member of the PA Bar Association and, American Bar Association. He had served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1963-1966. Archie was very active in his community and surrounding areas. He was a 50 year member of Greenville Lions Club, a member of F&AM Eureka Lodge #290 and a member of B.P.O.E. #145, where he was awarded Elk of the Year in 2002. He was a Founding Director of the Northern Mercer County Community Foundation, served on the Board of Directors of FNB Corporation, 1993-2006, First National Bank of, Pennsylvania, 1990-2006 and First National Trust Co. 2000-2004. He served on the Board of Managers of Shenango Valley Cemetery 1965-2002, serving as President from 1983-2002. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award from Thiel College. He was a long time member and Elder of First Presbyterian, Church, Greenville. Archie’s other interests included duck hunting in Canada, golfing and dancing. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with family at his cottage on Pymatuning Lake playing euchre and gin with his kids and grandkids. On January 20, 1960 he married the former Ellen A. Yeich; she passed away on November 8, 2012. Archie is survived by his four children; Jeff Wallace (Brenda) of Greenville, Susan Zurn (Peter) of Erie, Laurie Martin (Tom) of Lancaster and Dan, Wallace (Susan) of Greenville, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Nancy Lou Wallace and grandson, Steven V. Wallace.

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Barbara Ford Delnick on August 9, 2021. Barbara Ford Delnick went home to Jesus on August 9, 2021 at age 85. She passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family. Barbara was born to James Harvey Ford and Bernice Becker Ford on October 9, 1935 in West Palm Beach Florida. As a child, Barbara’s family returned to Easton, New York and shared many happy times on the family farmShe grew up in Portchester, New York where she attended elementary and high school. Barbara graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, with a degree in History. In addition to being a devoted and loving mother, Barbara dedicated her life as an elementary school teacher for 35 years for the El Monte School district. A beloved educator, Barbara, was a positive influence on generations of students. Barbara loved to travel across the United States and abroad and recorded her adventures, in cherished scrapbooks full of photographs and treasures collected, during her journeys. Throughout her life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Barbara joins her parents and husband, Edward Delnick in Heaven. She is survived by, her brother Atticus Ford and sister Annelle Ford, sister-in-law, Valerie Delnick, daughters and their spouses Lynda and Kenneth Rogers, and Deborah and Ricky DeCarolis, grandchildren Jennifer, Chorazyczewski, Sandra Chorazyczewski, Adam Chorazyczewski, Dina, Bauldoff and Andrew DeCarolis, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, great, nieces and nephews. Barbara’s family would like to thank the many friends who supported and loved her through the years. Her life was greatly enriched by her friendships. She cherished each and every one, and felt blessed by their caring and generosity every day.

Marion Rhinehart Ertle on September 14, 2021. Marion Ertle, loving mother of five, of Horse Shoe, died peacefully in her sleep Sept. 14, 2021, under Hospice care at the home of her daughter in Mills River after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. She was born to Everitt and Lillian Rhinehart and spent her childhood in New Jersey, graduating from Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, N.J., where she was a member of the swim team and loved playing tennis. She went on to pursue a degree in early childhood education at Allegheny College where she met her future husband, Chuck, then attended and graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She worked hard contributing to her family, holding positions as secretary to a department head at Michigan State University and at, Richardson Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Bradford, Vt. for many years. She worked alongside her husband Chuck, in their businesses, cider making in South Newbury, Vt., where she enjoyed meeting new people and making cider doughnuts and cider syrup each fall, and Cider, Barrel Printing Press, as well as Oriental Printing Press in Oriental, N.C. She treasured getting to know many people in the Brevard community, during her 23 years as customer service associate with WalMart, working full-time even through cancer treatments. She had a special, kindness and patience with children, making people feel special and, her presence is greatly missed. She and Chuck sold their home in Newbury, VT in the late ’80s, and she loved living aboard their sailboat traveling up and down the intercoastal waterway from New England to Florida. She enjoyed learning about different cultures and sightseeing during the three years they spent living in South Korea where Chuck was a college professor and Marion taught English as a second language to Korean children. She loved working with children as a Girl Scout leader in Seneca, Falls, NY, and as a 4-H leader and community volleyball coordinator in Newbury, VT. She was an accomplished pianist, loved playing the autoharp and watercolor painting, as well as many crafts including, handmade ornaments, cards and package decorations that were a gift in, themselves. She enjoyed cooking and baking, making holidays special, through gifting of her creations to others including homemade, Halloween cookies for the neighborhood children. She had a passion for learning and reading and had a great ability to find happiness in her daily activities. The simplest of pleasures brought her great joy. She loved being, outdoors, gardening and plants and spent many happy hours in her, garden. She was always the optimist, “glass half-full” gal, and lived, each day thankfully with an attitude of gratitude. She took special measures to make things special for her family; rainy day living room, picnics and cross-country skiing are fondly remembered. She was preceded in death by parents, Evertitt and Lillian Rhinehart, and her ex-husband, Charles Ertle ’57. She is survived by five children, Barbara Wright and husband, Tony, of, Mills River; Nancy Ertle, of Corinth, Vt., James (Andy) Ertle and, wife, Caitlin, of Underhill, Vt., John Ertle and wife, Lori Tausta, of, Durham, Conn., and Steve Ertle and wife, Michelle, of Essex Junction, Vt .; eight grandchildren, Joshua Wright and Ian Wright, of Brevard, Melissa Tatro, of Bradford, Vt., Ashia Pryor, of Newport, Vt., Sarah, Ertle, of Durham, Conn., Joseph Ertle, of Burlington, Vt., Ciara, Takayanagi, of Colchester, Vt., and Nathan Ertle, of Catalina Island, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. She is sadly missed by all.

Sylvia Liberati-Rosencrans on February 1, 2022. Sylvia Elaine Rosencrans, 86, died Tuesday February 01, 2022 at Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1935 to the late Edward Liberati and Amelia (Strazza) Liberati. She was a devoted wife to her husband Richard and loving mother to three sons Kevin, Darragh and Brian Rooney and four grandsons (Danny, Tommy, Brian and Edward).

Robert W. Meredith on August 30, 2021. Robert W. Meredith died peacefully on August 30, 2021, at his home in San Rafael, California with Lois, his loving wife and best friend for 64 years, by his side. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 27, 1936. Bob was educated at Allegheny College (BA), University of Louisville (MBA), Harvard Law School (JD), Columbia University Law School (Certification in French Law). Bob started his law career at Athearn, Chandler & Hoffman in San, Francisco practicing general business and corporate law for various clients, among them Xerox Corporation. Five years later Bob joined Xerox in Rochester, NY where he specialized in international development and spent the next 26 years within Xerox’s international joint ventures working as International Senior Counsel in London, Japan, and the U.S. at Stamford, CT. and Palo Alto, CA. Throughout his, career, he participated in professional programs in business and law, including Rand Center for US-Japan Relations Advisory Group, Brookings, Institute Tokyo Seminar, Harvard Law School Negotiating Program, the US-China Business Council, and numerous programs in International Law, Antitrust, International Business, and Affirmative Action. Bob was, known for his sharp intellect, effectiveness in multicultural, relations, immense curiosity, passion for travel, and jovial sense of, humor. Upon retiring from Xerox, Bob and Lois enjoyed traveling and spending, time on their boat in Tiburon at the San Francisco Yacht Club. Bob, also devoted his time to local community organizations where he served, on the Board of the Marin Community Library Foundation and was elected President of the Board at Marin Art and Garden Center for eight years. He also was a Life Member of the Tokyo American Club of Japan. In recent years, Bob and Lois have resided in Smith Ranch Homes in San, Rafael, California.

John A. Neidel on October 27, 2021. John Allison Neidel, age 86, of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. John was born April 11, 1935.

Renee Badner Polukoff on February 15, 2021. She was the daughter of Irving and Mildred Badner (former owners of the Mayfair Shop). Renee resided in Southfield, Mich., and Clearwater, Fla. She was a member of Meadville High School in the class of 1952. She is survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband and a son

David R. Warren on August 24, 2021. David Robert Warren died August 24, 2021, in Williamsburg, VA, just shy of his 88th birthday. Dave was born and raised in Erie, PA, the youngest of two children. He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Warren Rylander ’49 and his parents Mildred and Robert Warren. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lola Neumann Warren ’59; his two daughters, Carole Sebenick (Tim) and Laura Stanton; and four grandchildren, Matt and Evan Sebenick, and Christiana and Rachel, Stanton. Dave attended Allegheny College from 1951 to 1953 and then served in the United States Army for two years. Upon returning to Allegheny College to finish his degree, he met Lola and they married in 1959. He received his Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and served as a pastor of the Presbyterian Church, (USA) until his retirement in 1998. Dave served congregations in Detroit, MI; Zanesville, OH; Clinton, IA; University Park, MD; and, Parkville, MO. Dave’s professional and personal life was marked by his dedication to social justice, advancing race relations, and education-always with creativity and humor, and usually a good song. He said his two heroes were Pete Seeger and Fred Rogers. Dave loved world travel, genealogical research, attending Kansas City Royals, training camps, and–most of all–spending time with his family. Dave, and Lola retired to Williamsburg in 2000 and were active members of Wellspring United Methodist Church for 8 years and Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists congregation for the past 12 years, where he served as church historian and sang in the choir.

Elizabeth MacMillan Welsh on February 18, 2022. Elizabeth M. Welsh, 86, of Thomasville, GA, passed away on February 18th, 2022. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, on December 10th, 1935. Elizabeth graduated from Mercyhurst HS in Eric, PA, and received her degree in English from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She was married to the love of her life, James Welsh, for 31 years. Elizabeth was a devoted Christian and active member of the East Side Baptist church. She was survived by Anne Evans, daughter, Rachel Jones, granddaughter, Colin Jones, grandson, Marina Jones, granddaughter-in-law, Anne Clute, sister, Carolyn Clute, niece, Greg Clute, nephew, and CJ, loyal dog and companion.

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David R. Ice on November 4, 2021. David Robert Ice was born on November 30, 1936, in the Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, hospital to parents Roy Frederick Ice and Catherine Morgan, Farnell Ice. He died at LMH Health on November 4, 2021, after, suffering a heart attack. David’s father worked for a local US Steel Corporation mill and was transferred to McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1940 as the war effort ramped up and new steel mills were built. McKeesport became one of the consummate booming steel mill towns along the Monongahela River in southwestern Pennsylvania, and it was a heavy influence on David’s entire life. While in high school, David played, trombone in the band and was on the tennis team. He graduated from, McKeesport High School in 1954, briefly attended Allegheny College, and graduated with a business degree from Cleveland State University, Evening Division, in 1968. In 1955, David married Jean Shaffer. Five, children resulted from this marriage: Larry (Deborah), Toledo, Ohio;, Linda Ice Theodossiades (deceased 1999); John (Judy), Raleigh, NC;, Jeffrey (deceased 1992), and Martha (Jack) Webb, Smithville, MO. He married Diana Dague in 1978 in Sylvania, Ohio. They raised his, daughter Martha and Diana’s two daughters, Sara Dague Shull (Kevin), Cambridge, MN, and Emme Dague Amble (Chad), Carnation, WA. Diana remains at home in Lawrence. Dave’s business career began in 1962 with, Williams and Company in Cleveland, Ohio, as a department manager and, outside salesman. He joined Aeroquip Corporation in 1968 and had, various sales and marketing management positions in Los Angeles, CA, Lawrence, KS, Jackson, MI, and Cranbury, NJ, until 1992. That year he, became the vice-president sales and marketing for U.S. Axle, Inc., Pottstown, PA. In 2000 after a move back to Lawrence, Kansas, a town, he loved, he founded Ice & Associates, Inc. as a Manufacturer’s Representative. During this employment, he had international responsibility for major customers such as John Deere, Caterpillar, and others in the heavy equipment industry. David joined the Manufacturer’s Agents National Association (MANA) in 2000 and became a district representative, board member, Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011, and Ex-Officio Chairman from 2011 to 2013. He earned a CPMR certification from Arizona State University in 2009. David’s lifelong interest in music led to many opportunities. He and Diana were members of the Benjamin Locke Chorale in Toledo, the Lawrence Civic Choir (1979 to 2020) where he was President for three, different terms, and local church choirs wherever he lived. He and Diana enjoyed participating in eight European concert tours, six with the Lawrence Civic Choir, and two as guest members of the GlenEllyn Wheaton Chorale. Church-related activities were important to Dave. In addition to being involved in the music events in each local church, he served on various boards and committees, usually in a fundraising capacity, wherever he lived. He loved Theater Lawrence, and he was a past member of the Theater Lawrence Board of Directors. He will be missed by 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

J. Darrell Kennedy on November 30, 2021. James Darrell Kennedy, 85, passed away on November 30, 2021, in his home with his wife by his side. Mr. Kennedy was born in New Castle, PA, and was the son of the late Kenneth and Olive Garlo Kennedy. He was a veteran of the US Army and has lived in Virginia for over 60 years. At the age of 37, he received the level of Life Master Bridge Player. He retired from the Norfolk Public School System, and was an Adjunct, Professor, teaching Statistics in various colleges and universities. He was an active long-time member of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church in, Virginia Beach where he and his wife have been members since 1983. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Saunders Kennedy, a brother, Robert Kennedy and his wife Jane of Butler, PA, and two, sisters, Beverly Horton and her husband Don of Grovetown, GA, and, Elizabeth Kennedy of Boca Raton, FL, his step mother, Lillian Kennedy, of Portersville, PA, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, 3 great nieces, 4 great nephews, as well as extended family members and good friends.

Barbara Hugan Newcomb on June 5, 2020. Barbara L. Newcomb passed away Friday at Mercy Hospital, she was born on November 18, 1936 in Flint, MI. Daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Burr) Hugan. In 1956, she married Daniel L. Newcomb ’56 who predeceased her on February 16, 2018. After completing her degree in teaching from Kent St. University, Barbara spent time in her life, sharing and teaching with children. She eventually returned to New York with her husband and family. Having most recently lived at Fox Run of Orchard Park, Barbara was very active with St. James UCC of Hamburg and actively involved within the United Church of Christ. Serving her church as a conference leader, and delegate at the local, state and national office levels. Barbara loved being with others and sharing her grace, wisdom and warm heart, with others, particularly with her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the youth of the church. Barbara cherished the times when she opened up her home and homestead for the youth of the church to have retreats, campouts, or just a day in the country, enjoying the nature that she so deeply appreciated. Mrs. Newcomb was predeceased by a son Scott D. Newcomb, brother, Charles Hugan and sister Virginia Spencer (Hugan). Barbara is survived by a son, Robert Newcomb of Florida, and three daughters; Jacque (Joe) Fahrion of Colorado, Suzanne (Dale) Rowland of East Aurora, NY, and Donna (William) Schumacher of Williamsville, NY. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Nicole, Hannah, Jacob, Colin, Ian, Richard, Amber, Jode, and Cody, as well as two, great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Wyatt, and several nieces and nephews.

William H. Peters on August 31, 2021. William Howard Peters, 84, of, Bluefield, W.Va., died at home under, hospice care in the afternoon of August 31, 2021, of congestive heart, failure. Bill, as he was known to family and friends, was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Rochester, Pa., the first child of Gilbert R. Peters and, Pauline Erzen Peters of Conway, Pa. He graduated from Rochester, High School in 1954 and attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., on a football scholarship, later completing his B.S. degree in, accounting from Youngstown State College in Youngstown, Ohio. He, married high school classmate Carmelita Mundo in 1963 in Rochester, and she survives. Bill moved with his family to Bluefield in 1970, becoming controller of Joy Manufacturing Company. After leaving Joy, he worked as a contract accountant until becoming co-owner, in 1984, of Beltone Hearing Aid Service, on Vineyard Street in Bluefield. He later became sole owner of the business, which he closed in 2006. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a longtime member, of fraternal organizations, including the Bluefield Elks Lodge 269, where he had served as exalted ruler and was treasurer for many years, stepping down just this year; the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1079, Bluefield; and the Conway Croatian Club 540. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Paula Peters Chambers and husband Henry, of, Richmond, Va.; G.R. Peters III and wife Renee of LaGrange, Ga., and, Joseph Peters and wife Ellie, of Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren Virginia, Chambers of Lansing, Mich., William and Joseph Chambers of Richmond, Va., and Grace Peters of Peoria; a godson, Mark Arbes of Milton, W.Va.; brothers David Peters and wife Susan of Wilmington, N.C., and, Jerome Peters and wife Jan of Greensburg, Pa.; and additional, relatives too numerous to name. He was predeceased by three siblings: Gilbert Peters, Mary Peters Celio (husband Bill survives) and Lillian Peters. He loved being with family and friends, sharing stories and memories.

James D. Ross on August 6, 2021. Age 85, of Mt. Lebanon; surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 6, 2021. Beloved husband for 62 years of Harriet J. (Blanning) Ross ’59; devoted father of Brian (Cheryl) Ross ’86, Michael (Linda) and William (Kimberly) Ross; proud grandfather of Katherine, Emily, Savannah, Daniel and Aidan; son of the late Wirt and Jane Ross; brother of Larry, (Patty), the late Wirt and twin sister, Judy (Ken) Honderich; treasured brother-in-law of Lynne Blanning, Elsa Jane Weislogel (Lee), and Joleyne Colby ’65 (Dale). Born October 22, 1935, in Erie, PA, Jim, graduated as president of his class at Allegheny College in 1958, where he also served as ROTC commander. He entered the Air Force in, 1959, spent 20 years serving our country as a pilot, primarily with, the Strategic Air Command (SAC), where he was responsible for creating, air defense plans in the event of nuclear war. While at SAC, Jim also, served as a flight crew evaluator. Awarded the Air Force Air Medal for, Meritorious Achievement. Earned the Bronze Star for flying the C-7, Caribou in combat in Vietnam. Jim also flew KC-135s out of Thailand to, refuel fighter jets. He flew a total of 231 combat sorties in Vietnam. Jim was also awarded many other commendations during his career. After, his retirement from the Air Force, Jim completed his master’s degree, in human resources management from LaRoche University in Pittsburgh, PA. He started the next phase of his career as the human resources, manager at Schneider Engineering. Later he worked for Von Roll Waste, Management Technology in Liverpool, OH, also as human resources, manager, after which he attempted to retire. Having failed at that, Jim returned to the workforce as the human resource manager at Chris, Candies, in Pittsburgh, until 1990. Always an outdoor enthusiast, Jim, shared his great love of nature with his wife, his sons and later his, grandchildren. He was a devoted, kind, caring, generous, helpful and loving man, with quick wit and much fun to be with. Jim will be mourned deeply and missed greatly. A lifelong Presbyterian, Jim was a 40-year member of the Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Church in MtLebanon, serving as a deacon and elder and lending his beautiful voice to the choir.

Gertrude Ullrich Suorsa on July 14, 2021. Gertrude Gunda Suorsa, 84, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and, formerly of Slippery Rock, passed away at The Grove at Harmony, located in Harmony, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 4, 1936, to, Gottfried Ullrich and Rosa Meixner Ullrich. She married Paul Suorsa on Jan. 24, 1959, and he survives at their, residence. Gertrude graduated from Allegheny College in 1958 with a BS in, biology. She came alongside her husband, Dr. Paul Suorsa, in operating a veterinary practice in Slippery Rock for many years. The practice continues under the care of their son, Dr. Dan Suorsa ’88, and his wife, Tiffany. Gertrude called herself a “horse-crazy girl,” and she was blessed with, a dad who indulged her with a horse in her teens and a veterinarian, husband with whom she partnered in establishing the Arabian horse, breeding farm, “Arcadian Arabians” from the first year of their, marriage. They raised many beautiful and award-winning horses over the, 30-plus years of their breeding farm’s operations, then they, transitioned to raising miniature donkeys and goats in their later, years. Their farm lifestyle enriched the raising of their four children, and, it was to her great delight to share this also with her grandchildren., She was a former member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, now part, of St. Faustina Roman Catholic Parish in Slippery Rock. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Paul; daughter, Katherine, (Kevin) Super of Cranberry Township; son, Richard (Lynne) Suorsa of, Colorado; daughter, Susan (Harold) Brydon of Butler; and son, Dr. Daniel (Tiffany) Suorsa ’88 of Slippery Rock; sister, Sunny Ullrich of, Florida; eight grandchildren:, Nathan and Colin Super, Michaela and, John Brydon, Cameron, Heston, Reagan and Landen Suorsa. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Werner Ullrich.

Vernon E. Toulon on July 29, 2021. Vernon E. Toulon, age 89, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville, surrounded by family. Vernon was born on September 18, 1931 in Erie, Pennsylvania; the son of Relis and Ruth (Steiner) Toulon. He owned and, operated Toulon Nagle Car Dealership in Fitchburg. He was a sweet, little brother to two great big sisters. An Altar Boy that served Mass, with many Bishops. Attended Cathedral Prep School where he was a star, athlete, playing football and basketball. Vernon was a graduate of, Allegheny College where he majored in Chemistry. He was a decorated, Korean War Veteran, and earned a Bronze Star for bravery, serving in, the United States Marine Corp. Vernon was an avid golfer, race car, driver, and classically handsome man. He was a great father to seven, kids, and a confidante that would always keep your secrets. He was a huge Halloween fan and could do a great impression of Boris Karloff. He was a devoted pet owner to Hank, Pete, Clouseau, Paux, Sweetie Pie, and Stanley. He had a kind and gentle heart that was full of love and, he was an excellent, but messy chef. His spaghetti sauce was second to, none! He was a painter who favored Georges Rouault, and was a lively, storyteller at happy hour, always front and center. A great sales, person and don’t forget . a Pinot Grigio aficionado too. He is, survived by six children: Lauren (Steve) Comstock, Sean (Kathy), Toulon, Elizabeth (Bill) Leake, Michele (Scott) Steinke, Patrick, Toulon and Jennifer (Don Greve) Toulon; his amazing caregiver, Caitlyn, Collins; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended, family. Vernon is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Vernon, Jr. in 2001, and sisters: Lois and Renita.

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John F. Dunham on September 30, 2021. John F. Dunham, 84, passed away peacefully in his home. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Watkins Dunham ’64, two daughters Ellen Dunham Bryant ’92 (Shawn) and Ann Dunham, Rawson (Joe) of Wellsboro, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Joel E. Dyckes on August 17, 2021. Joel Edward Dyckes, age 84, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Joel was born December 4, 1936.

Susan Wilder Hobby on August 4, 2021. Susan Wilder Hobby of Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth, formerly of Sherborn and Newburyport, MA, passed away peacefully with the love of her family at her side in her home on August 4th. She is the beloved wife of 60 years to John M Hobby. She was born in Long Island, New York on May 3, 1937, daughter of the late Ira and Evelyn (Hooper), Wilder. She had one brother Geoffrey Wilder whom she cherished. She was a graduate of Allegheny College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English. Early in her career she worked for McGraw-Hill in New York City as a text book editor. She met her husband on a blind, date and was engaged three weeks later. After Jack and Susan married, they moved about the country in their early years and soon began their family. They settled in Sherborn, Massachusetts where they enjoyed many years in this community and summers in Chilmark, MA on Marthas, Vineyard since the early 1970s. Susan worked as a teacher in the Chickering School in Dover as well as the Newburyport High School. She was the best mother to John, Roger and Jill — always with a big smile, supporting them with her sound advice and cheering them on at all of their various activities and sporting events. Susan was an accomplished artist with a deep love of painting in different mediums. She had an ability to be creative on so many levels. She loved preparing for her art shows on Martha’s Vineyard, where so many supportive members of her community would buy her art, and commission paintings. This is where she really thrived and felt a strong sense of purpose. Nothing was impossible in her mind and she conveyed this message to, her family and friends, she embodied this sentiment while facing many, challenges in her later years with her supportive husband by her side. Although Susan suffered a stroke 20 years ago, she continued to handle, life with such grace and positivity. She lost the use of her right hand but continued painting with her left hand and was featured in an art show at the Spalding Rehabilitation Center. Nothing was impossible, in her mind and she conveyed this message to her family and friends, she embodied this sentiment while facing many challenges in her later years with her supportive husband by her side. She maintained her sense of humor and strong willpower in order to continue to do the things she loved most and truly inspired others, along the way. Susan is survived by loving husband John, her sons John Hobby, Jr. and his wife Christine of Franklin, Roger W. Hobby and his wife Kristen of, Medfield and her daughter Jill Hobby Napior and her husband Jason of, West Tisbury. She was the cherished grandmother of Ryan Hobby, Matthew, Hobby, Maggie Hobby, Thomas Hobby, Lauren Hobby, Stella Napior, Camden, Napior and Leo Napior. Susan was a loving and caring Aunt to her two nephews, Chris and Scott Wilder and nieces Jennifer Koslowski and Sandy Wilder Evers and her sister-in-law Susan Wilder-White. She will be forever loved and so dearly missed.

Allen T. Hopper on October 21, 2021. Al died on October 21, 2021 after fighting COPD for several years. He earned his masters’s degree from West Virginia University and then went on to get his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University. His career in mathematics and management at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus lasted for his entire working career.  When he retired in 1996 he turned to his love of music.  He loved to play his beautiful 100-plus year old Steinway and was able to do that until days before his death.  He was a supporter of the Columbus Jazz Arts Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony and supported music in the schools. Al is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jayne, and his children, Kristen, Allen, Diane and Carol, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Leslie W. Small, Jr. on January 10, 2022. Leslie, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away at the age of 89.

Raymond V. Stark on January 4, 2022. He was born in New York City on Dec. 23, 1930, as the oldest son of, Maria and Valentine Stark. When he was nine years old his family moved to Jamestown, N.Y., at the southern end of Lake Chautauqua, a place he called home long after, he had married and moved away. He graduated from James- town High, School in 1948 with a large community of lifelong friends. After high, school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served proudly for four years, as a medic spending part of that time aboard the USS Hollis. He, subsequently attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., on the GI, Bill and graduated in January of 1959 with a degree in economics. He was hired immediately after college by the General Electric, Corporation and spent his entire career with the company, retiring in 1987. His career took him and his family to Lynn, Mass., Hickory, N.C., Rut- land, Vt., Dunedin, Fla., Parsippany, N.J., and West, Redding, Conn. He began as a trainee in human relations and was then promoted to director of the Human Relations Management Program, (RMP) in mid-1960. At one point in his career he became the manager of, General Learning which was a joint venture between Time, Inc. and, GE. Through that organization he started a daycare center on site, at the General Learning Facility in Morris- town, N.J., After his tenure with General Learning, he returned to General, Electric corporate headquarters in New York City, and then Fairfield, Conn., as manager of human resources. In his distinguished career, he recruited, trained, placed and promoted men and women for human, relations positions in GE worldwide., After retirement, Ray and his wife moved to New Bern, N.C., where he, was active in the Newcomers Organization and as a Habitat for, Humanity volunteer. He chaired the Newcomers Boating group for several years and served as treasurer of the Newcomers Organization. He and his wife were members of the New Bern Yacht Club and traveled with them by boat on many excursions on the Trent and Neuse, Rivers., Ray was an avid outdoors man all of his life. He enjoyed many winter sports, especially skiing, as a younger man and continued to enjoy camping, boating, and gardening well into his 80s. He also loved music, especially big-band selections and was always first onto the dance floor when the opportunity arose. After moving to New Bern, Ray and his wife established a summer residence at Camp Chautauqua in N.Y., where they spent nearly 30 summers hosting several generations of family, socializing with old friends and building new friendships. He was very proud of his Swedish, heritage and belonged to the Viking Club of James- town which led his, grandchildren to fondly nickname him “Grand Poobah”. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and also attended Rhems United Methodist Church during the past few years. In addition, as a, member of the Commission on Ministry he designed a competency, model for the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina to help select, appropriate candidates for the Episcopal Ministry. He is survived by his de- voted wife, Rosemary Leet Stark; and his, dear sister, Norma Stark Clement. Ray also leaves three loving children and their spouses: James Randall Stark (Laurie Ohlandt), Melinda Stark Ferreira (Steven Ferreira), and Mary Allison Stark, Bamford (Paul Bamford). In addition, he is survived by seven, grandchildren: Sierra Danielle Stark, Katri- na Michelle Stark, Heather Marie Wohl, Amanda Suzanne Pickert, Taylor Lynn Ferreira, Eric, Stephen Bamford and Dana Lynn Bamford; and four great-grandchildren: Joseph Abling, Christian Butera, Guiliana Butera and Coty Del Valle.

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Irwin Foster on July 23, 2021. Irwin Foster, age 87, passed away after living a very full life. He was originally from Squirrel Hill and later moved to Mt. Lebanon. He was adored by his daughter, Beth Foster ’86, and his grandson, Carlos Wilhelm, and his poodle, Murphy Brown. He is also survived by his stepson, Jack Michel, many cousins, nieces and nephews, his sister-in-law and his dear friends, Jodi and Liz. He lost his beloved older brother, Jerry Foster, a well-respected physician, earlier this year. As a teen, Irwin attended Taylor Alderdice where he was in the marching band, played baseball and loved attending the symphony. Irwin started his adult life at Allegheny College and then served in the Army in Japan during the Korean War. He loved Japan, the first place he ever traveled overseas. Upon his return, he married Carol Gottlieb, a talented artist. They adopted their daughter, Beth, and provided her with a wonderful childhood. He rose through the ranks of retail management, becoming a district manager for a men’s clothing company. His partner later in life was Nancy Michel, also an artist, and he helped to raise her son, Jack. They enjoyed spending their time at the dinner theater where Nancy lent her creative talents as well, enjoying other theater productions. Irwin was adventurous. He raced, horses, skied, sailed, rappelled, camped, flew small airplanes and served as a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, and traveled. He also served in local politics and helped interview and escort students across the world for a cultural exchange program. Like his brother, Irwin was very bright and a lifelong learner. He enjoyed reading and learning about history and art. His humor was quirky, and his personality was big. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to proudly tell anyone within earshot, “Myron Cope was my cousin”. His teenage grandson, Carlos, was the joy of his life. He affectionately referred to him as his “boychik”. They both enjoyed each other’s senses of humor and Carlos was fortunate to have a deeply loving relationship with his Zayde who lived with him for the last five years. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

Marian Davis Reichard on February 29, 2020. Marian, of Hamburg, N.Y., passed away at age 81. She was the mother of Susan Pyne, Richard (Laurie) Reichard, Jennifer (Brian) Goosen and William (Cari) Reichard; the grandmother of Robert (Jackie), Jessica (Michael), Rachel (Tyler), Adam, Spencer, Kyle, Elizabeth, Claire, Jack and Emma; and the great grandmother of Grayson. She was the sister of Judith (Bruce) Wolck and Margaret (Gordon) Lamb.

Lawrence B. Stallard on October 15, 2021. Lawrence “Larry” B. Stallard, 83, of Meadville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, at Marquette Hospice House. Larry was born in Meadville on May 5, 1938, a son of the late Darrell E. and Tillie, (Ososki) Stallard. On April 8, 1961, Larry married Marian Graham; she survives. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir. Larry retired from the former J J, after 20 years of service. Following his retirement he drove a school bus for two years. He previously had been employed by the former Coca, Cola Plant, The City of Meadville as a Police Officer, Sherwin, Williams, Meadville Ambulance, Home Center and Sky Line Air Freight. Following his graduation from Meadville High School in 1956, he attended Allegheny College for a semester and in February of 1957, he, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served his country until his honorable discharge in 1960. Over the years, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and playing softball and baseball. In addition to his wife Marian of 60, Larry is survived by three, children Lynne North, Timothy L. Stallard (Rebecca Fields), Brian J Stallard (Justine Williams) all of Meadville, 12 grandchildren, 5, great-grandchildren, a brother Ralph Stallard, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Miller, three brothers Ronald Stallard, David L. Stallard, infant Harry Stallard, and a son-in-law Edwin North.

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William F. Bussman on January 23, 2020.

Margaret Billard deGraw on August 30, 2020. She was a loving wife and mother.

Anne M. Graham on November 6, 2021. Anne Marshall Graham, age 81, passed away in Westlake, Ohio. Anne was born on December 31, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Lakewood High School, got a B.S. from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and a Masters’s Degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. Anne served as the children’s librarian in New Castle, PA, for 31 years, combining her love of children and books. Anne is preceded in death by her parents, William D. and Lucille Graham, and by her brother William M. (Connie). She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth, brother John (Su), nieces Nicole, Gaylyn and Brynn.

Deborah Barbieri McLeod on September 11, 2021. With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Deborah “Debbie” (Barbieri) McLeod, at age 82. She left us sleeping, peacefully in her home in North Carolina. She will be remembered as a sweet and caring woman who always had a smile on her face, a loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all whose lives she touched. Debbie was born in Painesville, Ohio, and a graduate of Mentor High School and Allegheny College. She spent most of her life in Lake County, Ohio where she raised her children and taught at Phillips School. She enjoyed spending time with her family every year, in Wrightsville Beach, so it’s only natural that she and Jack settled in nearby Wilmington, NC for the remainder of her life. Debbie enjoyed, her book club, the Great Oaks Garden Club, the KnitWits group, walking, with her friends (the Street Walkers), entertaining friends, and, playing golf with Jack, as well as, her ladies Friday golf group, L9GA, golf group and the Sunday 9, Wine and Dine. Debbie was always smiling, laughing, teaching, giving, and loving. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John G. (Jack) McLeod. Devoted mother to John, (Jodie), Julie (Fred) Williams, Jenny (Les) Frate and Jim (Heather);, adoring grandmother to Ben, Mathew, Abby, Sarah, Chase, Finley, and, Bergan; cherished step-grandmother of Todd (Allyson) Sluzewski and, Cory (Chevawn) Sluzewski; and step-great-grandmother of nine.

Philip L. St. Moritz on November 13, 2021. Philip L. St. Moritz passed away in his hometown of Pittsburgh. The son of Louis and Margaret St. Moritz and the older brother of the late Soni Marvin, Phil started his life of, competitive spirit and service early on as a three-sport athlete (swimming, track and cross country) at New Castle High School and then as a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity while attending Allegheny College. After earning his B.S. in Economics in 1957, Phil selflessly served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, as part of the Strategic Air Command at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota. Upon returning to Pittsburgh, Phil immediately embarked, on a lifelong entrepreneurial quest that would eventually include not, only his first corporation, St. Moritz Building Services (founded in, 1968), but also St. Moritz Security Services (founded in 1982), and St. Moritz Labor Services (founded in 1997). Eventually, Phil expanded his reach to include his favorite pastime in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, with the purchase of Bill’s Marine Service in 2003. Under Phil’s guidance, all four corporations flourished both regionally and nationally and continue to be recognized as industry leaders with over 4,000 employees across the country. Phil was a staunch businessman, known for his integrity. Few things were more important professionally to him than his words. To his thousands of employees nationwide who heard the mantra “customers are golden and service is 24/7”, repeatedly, he was also a caring mentor, an eager listener, and a good-hearted, engaged boss. Phil’s employees were his family, and he took pride in how large his family had become. The longevity in his companies is a testament to Phil and his values. Phil was not an average man and did not live an average life. He was fueled by successes and thrived on challenges. He was a natural born leader, and a kind man who often helped people in ways that were never known. Phil was devoted to his businesses but always had time to live service, through philanthropy. He would often say, “three things I am most proud of: always dealing with the utmost integrity, my employees are my greatest asset, and I have a God given gift to help people.” Phil is survived by his ex-wife, Laure St. Moritz, and he will be missed, most by those that knew him well. Phil was magnetic, driven, confident, and inspirational. He made an impact on so many and he will be remembered as someone who genuinely wanted to make a difference. If you met Phil even once, he made an impact on you. He would tell you things you needed to hear but didn’t want to admit and he had many, memorable personal and business relationships throughout his life.

George R. Willard on June 24, 2021. He went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in Spanish from Middlebury College. For more than 40 years, he taught Spanish at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. He enjoyed reading, traveling (both internationally and to his farm in Fairfield, Illinois), spending time with his beloved beagles, swimming, genealogy, history and completing the most challenging crossword puzzles he could find. After retiring from teaching, George divided his time between West Palm Beach, Florida and Newbury, Vermont where he became active with the First Congregational Church of Newbury and Newbury Historical Society.

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Willard F. Deater III on October 5, 2021. Willard Frederick “Fred” Deater III, 83, of Meadville, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Marquette Hospice House.  A son of Willard Frederick Deater Jr. and Lucille B. Greenfield Deater, Fred was born in Meadville on August 5, 1938.  He married Stella O. Leszek Deater on January 28, 1966.  She predeceased him on May 4, 2010. Fred is survived by his three children:  Tonya Hasenkopf, her husband, Brian of Meadville, and their sons, Elliott Hasenkopf, of Jersey City, NJ, and Spencer (Brooke) Hasenkopf, with his first great-grandchild, due in December, of Raleigh, NC; Larisa Ramich, her husband, Craig, and their children, Chloe and Aidan, of Fairfax, VA; and Christian Deater and his son, Carson, of Tampa, FL.  He is also survived by two brothers: Jon Deater, of Linesville, and David Deater and his wife, Penny, of Linesville; and one sister: Mary Wheeler, of Linesville. Other family members include several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He also leaves behind two faithful feline companions, Rosie and Cassie. Fred was a 1956 graduate of Linesville High School and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 until he was honorably discharged in 1958.  Fred was an avid learner and received an Associate of Science Degree in Management Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration/Economics from Edinboro University, and completed, coursework at Allegheny College and Penn State University.  Fred, retired as Corporate Controller from Advanced Cast Products in 2008, following 48 years of employment.  In his younger years, Fred volunteered for many organizations including Little League Baseball, Meadville Jaycees and Junior Achievement. Together with Stella, Fred, enjoyed family vacations to Florida, motorcycle trips throughout much, of the country, and summer afternoons on Conneaut Lake.  Fred loved to tell jokes and was passionate about American history, sports, and sports cars.  In his later years, Fred generously cared for those who cared for him and especially valued time spent with his closest friends.

Virginia Perry Hess on June 5, 2021. She earned a degree in elementary education and was a teacher in Ohio and New Hampshire during her career. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Hess; her son, Daryl Justham; a daughter, Dana Lynn Perry; a sister, Judith Widmark, and four great-grandchildren.

Sandra Kenyon Linaberger on January 7, 2022. Sandra Kenyon Smith Linaberger died on January 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born on April 22, 1941 in, Ware, MA. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Florence, Kenyon, and her first husband, William Schaffer Smith, Sr. ’61. She is survived by her second husband, James Linaberger ’59; her children, William Smith, Jr. (Kristy), Tracey Armitage (Gregory), and Nicole Smith Manning ’93 (Michael); and three siblings, Nancy, David (Sheila) and Jeffrey (Sharon) Kenyon. Sandi, also known as Mom Mom, is beloved and, survived by her six grandchildren, Hannah, Sheridan, William III, Sarah, Matthew, and Grace. She is an inspiration to all of them and, they continue to model their lives after her wonderful example of a life well lived. Sandi was raised in Kenmore, NY, outside of Buffalo. She graduated from Allegheny College where she met both of her husbands. She was a, member of the Allegheny Singers and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She and her late husband spent three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. They, returned to Pittsburgh and established residence in Mt. Lebanon. There, they raised their three children. Sandi substitute taught elementary, school in Mt. Lebanon for several years. She faithfully volunteered, for the PTA, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Pittsburgh Junior, League. She was thrilled to finally land a second grade teaching, position at Lincoln Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon where she, finished her teaching career in 2003. Bill Sr. died in 2002. Sandi went to an alumni weekend at Allegheny College in 2003 where she met Jim (Dutch) Linaberger. She accepted a date with him, and they immediately became good friends. That, following summer, with their children’s blessings, they married. With that marriage Sandi welcomed, loved, and is survived by her step-daughters, Anne Linaberger ’84 (Tom), Mara (Michael), and Betsy Linaberger ’91 (Brian), and step-grandsons, JT and Liam. They live in Franklin Park where they are active at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Sandi sang in the church choir and the ensemble of the North Hills Music Club. She took up and loved the game of golf. She and Jim wintered in Hilton Head, SC where they enjoyed playing golf and biking. Sandi lived life to the fullest, and was blessed with a devoted family and good friends. Sandi always found the best in all people and situations. Everyone who knew her, knew that if you were feeling down a simple chat with Sandi would instantly lift your spirits. She was an absolute joy to be around and will be missed by all who knew her.

Alton J. Nixon on August 15, 2021. Alton (Pete) Nixon, age 84, of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. He was born on December 23, 1936 in New York, New York, a second son to Eugene Nixon and Jane Cooper Nixon. Pete married Sally Lacey ’60 on July 21, 1960. Pete and Sally were married for 57 years and had two daughters, Katherine and Kimberly. Pete Nixon, graduated from Ossining High School. After high school, he entered the United States Marine Corps and attended the Federal Aviation, Administration Air Traffic Control School where he was KS certified. His Military MOS 6711 certification qualified him to work at any control tower in the continental US. Pete served in the Marine Corps, from 1955 to 1958 as an air traffic controller at MCAS Cherry Point, New Bern, NC and MCAS Beaufort, SC. After serving in the military he attended Allegheny College. Pete loved people and thrived in his sales career. Over the years he worked at Morris Paper, FMC/Cyklop Strapping, Corporation and Union Paper. He was a member of Jaycees, a, Presbyterian Church Volunteer and had a passion for Golf, Bingo, Poker, Reading, and Sports. He is survived by his daughters; Katherine, (Kitty) Nolan, Kimberly Podgurski, his grandchildren; Clay Nolan, Caitlin Ayeni, John Podgurski, and Ashley Podgurski, and his great grandchildren Skylar Ayeni and Everett Nolan.

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Phyllis L. Carlson-Riehm on December 2, 2021. Phyllis Louise Carlson-Riehm was born in Jamestown, NY to Jean Anita and Philip Nelson Rainier Carlson. On December 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, we lost this amazing fighter for the rights of the disenfranchised. Phyllis graduated from Jamestown High School where she was already exhibiting her propensity for her work as an employee of the local newspaper while still a student. She continued working for the newspaper while attending Allegheny College where she wrote a column detailing college life under the pseudonym Lacey Lane. After starting a family, she continued working and/or volunteering for the school system, PTA and Girl Scouts. She moved with her spouse and children to Liverpool, New York and relocated again 4 years later to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In Northeast Ohio she became involved in the National Organization for Women serving as the Ohio Chapter President, from 1985-1988 and 1990-1992. In 1995 Phyllis moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she continued her activism. She served as a trustee on the board of Ohio Women, Inc. where she held numerous leadership positions, including multiple terms as president and vice president. She also began working for ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women. She served as the Executive Director of ACTION OHIO for more than 25 years until July 2021 when she stepped down and became a Board Member Emerita. As Executive Director of ACTION OHIO, she helped hundreds of individuals, victims and survivors of domestic violence and coordinated many trainings on domestic violence. She worked tirelessly to reform and improve Ohio’s domestic violence laws, law enforcement policies, service agency protocols, and court practices, including providing testimony at the state legislature on changes to Ohio’s domestic, violence statutes. She also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Ohio NOW Education and Legal Fund and on the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services’ Family Violence Prevention Center Advisory Council. Phyllis was a colleague, a mentor and an energetic advocate for others. For more than 40 years, in her quiet unassuming way, she worked as a lobbyist and advocated for women’s rights and women’s issues. Through her efforts the lives of hundreds of women and, girls were improved. She is survived by her cousin Marilyn (Bob) Wescott, daughters, Jennifer Riehm, Stephanie Christine, Melissa Riehm (Mark Smith), Pamela (Wess) Howard as well as 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Bruce K. Dietrich on November 3, 2021. Beloved husband of 56 years, Teodora “Nene” C. Dietrich. Loving father of Donald Dietrich (Sally), of Trenton, MI, and Leah Olson-Perry (Ed Perry) of Midland, MI. Proud grandfather of Jordan, Hunter, Nathan, Kelsey, Ben, Matthew, and Thomas. Brother of Geof Dietrich (Diane) of Salamanca, NY. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Preceded in death by his sisters, Karen “Kiz” Johnston ’65 and Ann Hickey, and his grandson, Nick. Bruce joined the Peace Corps in 1963, where he met and fell in love with Nene in the Philippines. They enjoyed a lifetime of travel which began with their honeymoon, hitchhiking across Asia and Europe for two months. In their later years they traveled back to the Philippines on several medical missions. He instilled his love of travel in his grandchildren by taking each one on a graduation trip to countries including Italy, France, and England. As humble as he was, Bruce was highly educated. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Allegheny College, a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, post-doctorate from Brookhaven National Lab in Long Island, and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Bruce was a strong supporter of fine arts and enjoyed the theater and symphony. He loved trying new restaurants, as well as Nene’s exceptional home-cooked food.

James B. Mullen on November 30, 2021. James Boyd Mullen and JoAnn Mullen, of Meadville, passed away at Meadville Medical Center due to complications from COVID-19. James, 80, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021. JoAnn, 77, died shortly after on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Jim was born September 17, 1941 in Meadville, a son of the late Boyd A. and Bernice Keller Mullen. JoAnn was born in Easton December 18, 1943, a daughter of the late Clyde E. and Gwendolyn Woodward McKinley. They were married July 13, 1968. Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from Penn State University. He was employed as controller at Avtex and subsequently was employed at National, Tel-TronicsJoAnn received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree from Edinboro University. She was employed as a teacher in the Crawford Central School District. They were active members of New Beginnings Church of God. Jim and JoAnn enjoyed time with their grandchildren and played racquet, sports, such as tennis, table tennis, badminton, and racquetball in their younger years. Jim took delight in sharing his self-designed, train display with others, and he liked keeping himself busy with small, DIY projects. Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing. JoAnn took pleasure in teaching Sunday School at church, crafting, completing, crosswords and reading. They loved Jesus and were humble people who, exemplified servanthood and served as role models for those around, them., They are survived by two children, Jill Dale (Michael) of Tyrone and Kevin Mullen of State College; four grandchildren; Jim’s brother, Gary Mullen ’69, Lee Mullen (Beverly) of State College; JoAnn’s sisters, Patty McKinley, of Alburtis and Judi Brucker (William) of Allentown; JoAnn’s brother, Stephen McKinley of Harleysville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by JoAnn’s, step-mother, Zola McKinley and a grandchild.

David G. Todd on September 6, 2021. David George Todd, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, September 6, 2021. Dave was born April 12, 1939, in Oakmont, a son of, George and Mildred Robinson Todd. He grew up a true Pittsburgher and loved his hometown wholeheartedly. After graduating from Oakmont High School, he attended Allegheny College, earning a degree in political science. He was employed by J&L Steel for 26 years as a human resources manager. In his second and favorite career, he drove a school bus for Peters Township.  In 1965, David met and wed the love of his life, Karen Joye Jeffries, of Punxsutawney. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in November 2020. Together they raised their four children with the Pittsburgh, values of faith, community and hard work. He served in many leadership and teaching roles at his longtime, church, John McMillan. He appreciated still being connected to his, church family via streaming during the last year. Dave’s great faith, was often noticeable when a beautiful hymn or anthem would bring his, pocket handkerchief to his eyes. Also noticeable would have been a, glance at his watch near the end of service, as Steelers kick-off time, drew near. Dave was not just a Steelers fan, he was a, black-and-gold-flag-bearing, uniform-wearing, season-ticket-holding, team historian and enthusiast. He was equally committed to the Penguins, the Pirates, and the Pitt Panthers. One of Dave’s favorite pastimes was celebrating his Scotch-Irish, heritage, including the Highland Games, the St. Patrick’s Day, celebrations, and listening to Chris play Irish tunes. David is survived by his beloved wife; his children, daughter Kelly (Kevin) Schmidt ’88 of Sunbury, Ohio, daughter Jodi (Monte) Bainter of Logan, Ohio, daughter Katie Thien of Cincinnati, Ohio, and son, Christopher (Heidi) Todd of Peters Township. He was known and, treasured as “Pop-Pop” by his 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Jonathan, Riley, Ellie, Kathryn, Nathaniel, Lanie, Joel, Anna, Elizabeth and Bodie; and two great-grandsons, Joseph and Matthew. Cherished family members left behind include his only sister, Mary, Naylor of Cincinnati; in-laws Diane (Don) Jeffries Means, Sandy, Jeffries, Paul (Leslie) Jeffries, Colleen Jeffries, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his FIJI fraternity, brothers, coworkers, and the many friends of his children who always found their way to Pudding Stone Lane.

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Jean M. Adamson on December 28, 2021. Jean Marie Adamson was born September 27, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Helena Margaret (née Beckman) and Robert Alver Adamson, both of whom preceded her in death. She died of heart failure December 28, 2021. Jean grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. degree, in biology in 1964. She went on to graduate studies in marine biology, (phytoplankton) at Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory, University of Miami, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University. At U of MD, she met her future husband, fellow grad student Allen Solomon in February, 1966. They married in June 1966 and in January 1971, she bore twin sons. She earned a master’s degree in statistics and math, and in 1986, a Ph.D. in biology, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was also a very adaptable person as the family moved from place to place. At various times, she served as a biological scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee; as the Quality Assurance Officer for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, near Vienna, Austria; as the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate, Services at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan;, as a marine scientist at Oregon Institute for Marine Biology in Coos, Bay, Oregon; as a computer science instructor at Southwest Oregon, Community College in Coos Bay; and as the Institutional Researcher at, Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, until her retirement, in 2005. Jean was a friend of many people, who were drawn to her warm, cheerful and outgoing personality. After retirement, Jean followed her passion for water color artistry, particularly landscapes. She painted with the local Plein Air, Painters, was a member of the Bay Area Artist Association, the Coos, Bay Art Museum, and was very active in the Artist Loft Gallery in Coos, Bay Jean also maintained an enthusiastic and long-standing study of the scientific basis for effects by diet biochemistry on human health, and, occasionally taught informal courses in low carbohydrate diets. She prepared taxes for those unable to do so and still found time to cook fabulous meals, to garden, and for extensive international travel. Jean leaves her husband of 55 years, Allen M. Solomon of Coos Bay; her, sister, Verna (Adamson) Suit and brother-in-law, Charles Suit of, Silver Spring, MD; her sons, Robert Alver (wife, Elizabeth Maund, Solomon) of Melrose, MA and Charles Leon II (wife, Leslie Cooper, Solomon) of Rabat, Morocco; and six grandchildren (Rob’s Benjamin, Gabriel, Chloe and Grace; Charlie’s Aidan and Linnea).

Larry L. Gilbert on November 21, 2021. Larry Gilbert, M.D., of Santa Rosa, CA, passed away on November 21, 2021, after a valiant battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was 79 years old. Born in Meadville, PA, Larry was raised on a poultry farm with 4 younger brothers and was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Virginia and his brother Bob Gilbert ’70. Larry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ellen Gall and children Dr. Alicia Gilbert (Donovan Benedicto), Eric (Stacy) Gilbert, Andrew, (Kristen) Gall, Danelle (Justin) Brown. He also leaves 9 grandchildren, and his brothers, William Gilbert ’66 (Wendy), Richard (Elaine), Doug, and former wife, Joan. An outstanding basketball player and scholar at Randolph High School, Larry attended Allegheny College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received a scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honorary Fraternity. He also received the Hoffman LaRoche Award for “best exemplifies the ideals of the modern American Physician”. Following medical school, Larry served his internship and residency in Indianapolis, where he met his future business partner, Dr. Joseph Clendenin. That is also where Larry met his first wife, Joan Larry, who served in the US Air Force at McClellan AFB in Sacramento. He left the military achieving the rank of Major, after which he moved to Santa Rosa in 1973 to start his primary care practice with Dr. Clendenin. He taught in the Sonoma County Community Hospital residency program, participated in leadership roles in North Coast Rehab Center, Sonoma, County Medical Association, Community and Memorial Hospitals, Leadership Santa Rosa, Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. As he was winding down his medical career, he found a new and more profound passion when he and his wife, Ellen, helped to develop a television network that offered only positive personal and business, achievement, mentoring and training hundreds of people. Larry always challenged himself to achieve more and become more. He didn’t stop at getting his pilot’s license, he got his commercial pilot’s license. He didn’t just fly in airplanes; he jumped out of airplanes. He was an avid basketball player, runner, mountain cyclist, water skier. He not only snow skied, he would heli-ski. In the last 25 years of snow skiing, he skied 1700 miles. He taught each one of his children, not only how to water ski and snow ski, but how to create a purposeful life. He taught them the importance of earning a living while creating extraordinary lives. And, he lived long enough to make a huge impact on all 9 of his grandchildren’s lives. He will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues, but the impact of his life and teachings will be felt for generations to come.

Donald Schumacher on February 11, 2022. Dr. Donald Schumacher is survived by his loving wife Sandy, his brothers Mark and Bob, his three sons Steve, Greg and Ryan, his daughters-in-law Jen, Maggie, and Kellie, and his beloved grandchildren Strickland, Ansley, John, Ryan, Rylan and a granddaughter on the way. Don was born in The Bronx, NY on October 14, 1942. His big heart and amazing mind led him to a career in medicine. After graduating from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, he studied medicine at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. He completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and his residency at Georgetown, University in Washington, DC. After completing his residency, he, his wife Sandy, and their young son Steve moved to Charlotte, NC where Don practiced internal medicine for 33 years. While in Charlotte, Don and Sandy had two more sons; Greg and Ryan. Several years after retiring, he and Sandy moved to Sun City in South Carolina. Don loved to sail and spend time with his friends and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim, Roy, Ann and Jane. He also enjoyed being a volunteer at the CLT, Airport as well as hospice. Don touched the lives of strangers, friends, and family alike. His caring soul served as a light to everyone who crossed his path. His kind words touched the hearts of all who heard them. His sense of humor brought a smile to everyone’s face. Don’s unique ability to make someone feel like the most important person in the room was a gift one held close, never to be forgotten. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Norman G. Williams on February 1, 2021. Mr. Williams, formerly of Meadville, passed away in February in San, Diego, Calif. following an extended illness. He was 83. He was the son of Delmar Gray Williams and Alice E. Johnston Williams. As a youth Norm spent many hours fishing at Shadybrook Park and learned the art of fly tying from Mr. Ralph Butcher, a neighbor and Meadville fireman. As a teen he was a Tribune paper carrier and worked as a lifeguard at Conneaut Lake Park. He graduated from Meadville High School in 1955 having lettered in swimming and cross country. Upon graduation Norm joined the Navy and became a member of the Seabees. From his home port of San Diego he toured locations across the Pacific from Hawaii to Alaska. Following his Naval service Norm attended Allegheny College where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and received a degree in Political Science. While in college he married Diane Huot ’62 of Pittsburgh who was an Allegheny Art Major. Relocating to southern Calif. he spent many years in the city planning, depts. of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach. Retiring to Minden, Nev., Norm indulged his love of fishing, taught fly tying to school students, and was a welcome patron of the Anglers Edge Fly Shop., Norm’s last years were spent back in San Diego where he was relocated, by his daughter Shannon who ensured his care until his passing in, February. He was preceded in passing by his parents and a sister, Patricia A. Hellings., Norm is survived by a brother Joseph Williams of Hermitage, Pa. Also, his daughter Shannon Williams and son Delmar Williams, both of San Diego. He had five grandchildren, Kinsey — daughter of Shannon, and Alyson, Del Jr., Ben and Jack — children of Delmar.

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Carl O. Anderson on October 11, 2021. Carl Olney Anderson, 78, died Monday, October 11, 2021 at home, Murrells Inlet, SC. Born in Rutland, Vermont, son of the late Axel J. and Jane Olney and predeceased by a son, Aaron Carl Anderson and his mother Mary Holland Anderson Norris. He graduated from Rutland High School, Allegheny College and Boston University. He returned to Rutland and became an attorney and worked at several law firms before he started his own practice. He was very involved with youth sports being a coach for little league, baseball for several years and junior hockey. He was a golf coach for, Mount St. Joseph High School, assistant golf coach for Waccamaw High, School, SC, golf team, assistant kicking football coach for St. James, High School, SC. He was President of Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed golf and became a Rules Official where he enjoyed talking rules to, people. He was a Director of the Vermont Golf Association (VGA) and, became a Director of Rules for the VGA. He officiated at the Vermont, Junior Amateur and USGA Amateur. He was a member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Rutland, VT for over 50 years, a Deacon, on a search committee for a new minister and Church Moderator. He retired and moved to Murrells Inlet, SC and enjoyed being a, substitute teacher in the Horry and Georgetown Counties school system. He retired being an attorney but wanted to keep busy so he worked as, a probate paralegal for the law firm of Davis & Boyd in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is survived by his wife, Candy Anderson, a brother, Robert Lewis Anderson ’67, York, PA, sons, Kyle Jonathan of Burlington, Vermont and Seth Edward (Sera) of Charlotte, Vermont, step­ daughter, Stacey Johnson of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Ryan, Katie, Caden and, Kaemon Magee, nephew, Calvin Anderson, niece Chrissy Kubasiak-Moody, and many friends.

Patricia Patton Major on August 16, 2021. Patricia Patton Major, 78, died Monday, August 16, 2021 Born and raised, in Beaver, Patricia resided in New Bern, NC for many years and in Bucks County Pa., for the past three years. She graduated from, Allegheny College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and she was a member of the Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern. Daughter of the late Robert and Marie Scroggs Patton, she is survived by her daughter Ann Major and her wife Mara DuBois of New Hope, Pa., and two brothers, Robert and Fred Patton.

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Richard K. Brandt on December 22, 2021. Richard K. “Rich” Brandt was born Jan. 2, 1945, in Pittsburgh, to Richard Simon Brandt and Vera Elsie Kost Brandt, the third of five children. He was raised in the North Hills and attended elementary and high school in the North Allegheny School District, graduating in 1962. He matriculated to Allegheny College in Meadville, where he earned a degree in 1966 and served as class president, joined Delta, Tau Delta social fraternity and was a distinguished military graduate. In the fall of 1966, he entered the Air Force and was first stationed in San Angelo, Texas. From there, he served as flight commander in, Karamursel Air Station, Turkey, with TUSLOG det. 94 and then as chief, Air Force Special Security Office at the Aeronautical Chart and, Information Center, St. Louis, Mo. For his work, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal in March 1970, and retired as a captain. In June of 1970, he married Kathryn Gibson (Kathy), whom he met at, Saint Louis University School of Law, where they each were students. He earned his J.D. degree in the fall of 1972. After graduation, the Brandts moved to Pittsburgh, where Rich launched his legal career in 1973. His admissions included Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the United States, Supreme Court. In his 48 year career, Rich had a wide range of legal experiences from working for Neighborhood Legal Services, for law firms and then a solo practice In Sewickley, beginning in 1991. His sense of humor and social consciousness served him well in each of these endeavors. Rich packed more activity in a day than many people would consider and as a result his regrets were few. His community, activities include serving three terms on Sewickley Borough Council;, president of the War Memorial Park Association; the Staunton Clinic, Citizens Advisory Committee: Counsel to Sewickley NET. He was also, involved with the Young Lawyer’s section of the Allegheny County Bar, Association, the economics of the Bar Committee and was chairman of, the Computer and the Law Subcommittee. Rich taught as an adjunct, professor at Robert Morris University in the School of Management, where he regaled students with actual case histories as part of his, methodology. His interest were many: music of all kinds from classical, to rock; cars, including helping his older brothers build and race a, roadster; watches, pens, racquet sports, cannon balls off the diving, board, riding a motorcycle and sitting on the back porch to survey how, the trees he bought “live” for Christmas had acclimated. Rich was a, voracious reader across all genres. He also loved animals, especially “Taffy” and “Nugget”. None of these accomplishments or affiliations, capture what it was like to know Rich Brandt. He was truly interested, in everyone he met. He had an effervescent way of engaging with and, enjoying sincere individual connections with a diverse range of, people. Professionally, socially, in family, and in the community, he brought heart and intellect to every situation. His laugh, his, kindness, his honesty and his genuine interest in everyday events made, him easy to know and a fun person with whom to spend time. He will be, greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Kathy Brandt, their daughter, Meredith (Muffy) Brandt; his brother, Rand Brandt (Col, USAF, Ret.), Pam; sisters, Staff Sgt. USAF (Ret.) Bonnie Brandt; Cherie LeJeune, (Peter); sisters-in-law, Martha Gilliland (Hugh); Marilyn Rainwater, (Ben), Cindy Brown (Malcolm); six nephews and four nieces and countless friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Herman P. Brandt (Major USAF, Ret.).

Nathaniel E. West on October 3, 2021. Nathaniel Eldridge (Dan) West, 79, passed peacefully on Sunday, October 3, having lived to the rhythm of the natural world. Dan had several careers prior to devoting full time to his artwork. After graduating from Allegheny College and then active duty in the Navy, he taught English at South Kent School in Connecticut. Moving to the Vineyard in 1974, he served as business manager at the Vineyard Gazette, after which he owned and operated Machine & Marine, Inc. for 14 years. He sold the business in 1988 but continued building the well-known Tashmoo skiffs for a time. After taking a couple of years to restore a 1740s farmhouse, he returned to boat building, designing, and producing Greenland-style kayaks. Beginning in the late eighties, he and his wife, Kyra, spent 12 summers in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where he was profoundly influenced by wild coastal habitats, fish and saltwater birds. While in Canada, he also became inspired by minimalist Inuit sculpture. Since 2000, he made his home in Friendship, Maine. In his barn studio, he sculpted wildlife from driftwood, metal and beach stone that he collected on the islands of Muscongus Bay, Maine, and on the barrier beach at Advocate, Nova Scotia. Of his art, he observed: “The best form to my eyes is found in the natural world. As much as possible, I work with driftwood and other found materials to keep close to nature.” His hope for a finished piece was that the origin of the material would be recognizable and that the work would retain its wildness. He believed his best chance to create a significant sculpture was by releasing a creature from nature. He treasured his relationships with the four galleries that represented him: the Granary Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Caldbeck Gallery, Littlefield Gallery, and June LaCombe Sculpture in Maine. Dan’s sense of humor, creativity and enthusiasm will be missed by all, who knew and loved him.

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Thomas J. Neelen on November 3, 2021. Thomas J. Neelen, 76, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in his home. Tom was born March 3, 1945, in Lockport, NY, a son of the late Harold and Gladys Mattson, NeelenTom had fond memories of his Jamestown childhood days in the family home on “Swede Hill” with the Johnny Boy ice cream truck, kick the can and sandlot football. He was president of the Jamestown High, School Class of 1963. He was a member of Braw Caddie Clan, the Thespian Society, and the YMCA’s Co-Ed Club. For many years he was active in planning class reunions, thoroughly enjoying reconnecting with classmates. Following high school, he graduated from Allegheny College in 1967 with a BA in History. While there, he was an Alden Scholar, elected president of Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honorary and a member of Phi Delta Theta. He went on to obtain his MS Ed in 1968 from Indiana University where he enjoyed Big Ten Football games. Tom began employment in admissions at Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. He then joined the University Relations Department of Union Carbide Corporation at the company’s world headquarters in New York City. He was very active in professional organizations and was elected vice, president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, served as president of the Board of the Eastern College Personnel, Officers and received that organization’s “Distinguished Service, Award.”He returned to his Jamestown family home to care for his ill mother. He was active locally in the antiques scene, enjoying auctions, estate sales, flea markets and one memorable visit to “Antiques Roadshow” with his brother Craig. Proud of his Swedish heritage, Tom was a longtime member of Ingjald Lodge Independent Order of Vikings. He was a third-generation member of First Lutheran Church, where he served on church council and several committeesTom was socially and politically progressive, believing we are our brothers’ keepers. He most often favored the underdog and believed in the importance of maintaining a sense of humorSurviving is a brother Craig, (Cynthia) Neelen of Pittsburgh, PA; nephew Matthew Neelen of Washington, PA, and niece Anne (Dr. John) McKnight of Morgantown, WV. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert Neelen.

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Joy E. Marburger on July 19, 2021. Joy Elaine Marburger, age 74 of Chesterton, IN and East Palatka, FL, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was born on December 21, 1946. Joy is survived by her husband, Daniel Mason; daughter, Jacqueline (John Sorensen) Mason; brother, Chuck Marburger; sister, Judy Marburger; best friend, Esther Petrelli-Massey; Joy completed her, undergraduate degree in Biology at Allegheny College. She went on to, complete her doctoral studies in Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the, University of Maryland. She built a successful career centered around, environmental science and research. Most recently, Joy provided, environmental services inclusive of land restored to historic, conditions and scientific research while employed by the St Johns, River Water Management District (Palatka, FL) and Indiana Dunes, National Park (Porter, In). She was a passionate advocate for science, and the environment and engaged in both local and international, science community outreach. Joy taught science and art in Sierra Leone, West Africa during her time with the Peace Corps. She was a traveler and sought out new experiences and learning opportunities. She was also an avid birder, and loved photography, capturing the flora and fauna around her home and during her travels.

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John J. Bogniard on December 1, 2021. John was born in Ashland on April 16, 1947 to the late Mary Jane (Nutter) Bogniard, PhD and Dr. Robert Pancoast Bogniard, MD. On June, 18, 1993, John married his soulmate, Diane Mancini, and their separate families became one. John and Diane had many adventures traveling the world together and fiercely shared their love of family, Christ, and the simple joys of life. He was a 1972 graduate of the Moritz College of law at Ohio State University. He practiced as a partner with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty CO. for nearly 50 years. He specialized in arbitration, labor law, and corporate law. He served on the boards of Gregory Industries, The AAA Ohio Automobile Club, Refuge of Hope Ministries, and Congress Lake Country Club. He was also co-chair of the Corporate Law Section of the Stark County Bar Association from 1988-2016. His passion for helping others knew no bounds and he gave generously of his time and spirit. He was a, Christian and loved Jesus. He relished the game of golf, wintering in, Palm Springs California, and spending time with his family. John was the father to four; Jeffrey (Debra) Bogniard, Jason (Michele) Bogniard, Andrea (Kyle) Neff, and Kristin (Zac) Sgro. Along with his children and loving wife, he is survived by eight grandchildren, Alex, Ava, Ella, Grace, Eva, Judson, Frankie, and Sammy. He is also survived by his brothers Robert Bogniard, David (Lynn) Bogniard, and sister, Bethe (Sam) Greenshields.

Diane Bendig Fritz on October 4, 2020. Diane Fritz, 73, of Virginia Beach, VA, lost her decades-long battle with Multiple Sclerosis on October 4, 2020. She was a beloved wife, loving mom, feisty sister and loyal friend. She is predeceased by her mother, Rhea Bendig and father, Richard Bendig. Diane, a native of Erie, PA, was born on March 14, 1947. Diane worked her way through college prior to becoming a Civil Servant working for the US Navy. She was married to James Fritz on April 14, 1973. Married for 47 years, Diane and Jim enjoyed listening to music, gardening, watching birds, dinners out and camping together. Before each meal and before bedtime, at night, Diane and Jim would pray with one another. When Diane was forced to retire early from the US Navy due to her Multiple Sclerosis, she devoted all her energy to raising her two children, Fritz and DeeDiane’s love for her family allowed her to keep going day after day, year after year, despite her debilitating illness. Diane was a violinist who taught her daughter, Dee, to play the violin and loved watching her grandchildren, Snowden and Jalyn, play their violins for her. Diane enjoyed helping others and, when her Multiple Sclerosis, prevented her from doing many physical activities, became active in prayer groups. Diane is survived by her loving husband, James Fritz. She is also survived by her children, Diane Fritz (Dee Fritz) and, James Fritz (Fritz); grandchildren, Jalyn Fritz and Snowden Fritz; sisters, Judith Bendig (Judy Bendig), Jeanne Striney, Gail Tryon and, Phyllis Zaun. Also surviving Diane are many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members from both Fritz and Bendig side and beloved friends.

Wendy Gouldthorpe Eidenmuller Kallgren on October 17, 2021. Wendy Gouldthorpe Eidenmuller Kallgren, 74, of Union City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Bickford Senior Living after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Erie on February 12, 1947 of the late Dr. Dunstan and Helen Gouldthorpe. Always the overachieving student, Wendy graduated from Wesleyville High School as, Valedictorian and Salutatorian, magna cum laude, from Allegheny College in 1969. She proudly retired from Penn State Behrend after many years of working as a computer liaison in the college of Humanities and Social Sciences. Wendy loved her time spent working at Behrend mostly because of all the wonderful people she met including her late husband, Dr. Carl Kallgren III. Her varied interests included painting, gardening, nature walks, fossil hunting and amateur archeology. Evidence of her love for archeology can still be found on the family property in the form of the countless holes dug in search of Native American artifacts. With each new hole dug would come the inevitable discovery of those holes by her father, announced by the crashing of his tractor and cursing. Even with all her varied interests, nothing meant more to Wendy than her family… except maybe, her pets. She had an especially huge heart for animals and cared, not only for many of her own (dogs, cats, chickens, goats, fish), but also, all wildlife around her. Wendy will be forever remembered for her kindness and could always be seen smiling and heard laughing. Her home was always filled with love and she would always be found playing games, spoiling her grandchildren, or chasing her many animals around. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Kallgren, III and her parents. Survivors include daughter, Victoria Hockenberger (Jeff), son, William Eidenmuller (Michelle), step-son, Carl Kallgren IV, brother Kirk Gouldthorpe ’75 (Deb), and four grandchildren, Rachel, Danny, and Alyssa Hockenberger, and Makiya Eidenmuller.

James Bradburn Knight on June 16, 2021. He completed his master’s degree in public administration at Syracuse University. His first years of employment were with Erie County in New York before beginning his 29-year career as one of the first employees of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. He also served on Polk County’s Planning Commission for many years. Following retirement in 2003, he embraced volunteerism, spending many hours working at Salem Hospital in the Open Heart Program, assisting at Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site, tutoring in the Salem-Keizer Public Schools, and later serving weekly at the American Red Cross blood donation center until he could no longer continue. He also enjoyed working with former DLCD staff and Portland State University faculty and students to preserve the history of Oregon’s planning program. During several years with FEMA he helped victims of hurricanes in Florida and Louisiana. In his spare time, he also coached his children’s sports teams when they were young and enjoyed camping and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Pat; his two children, Matthew Knight and Kristin Knight-Meng; and his two grandchildren.

Wayne M. Pask on September 29, 2021. The Rev. Wayne Marshall Pask was suddenly called to his heavenly home, ending his three-year struggle with ALS, on September 29, 2021., He was born in 1947 to Marian and Glenn Pask in Medina, N.Y. He was pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Now Trinity-Ashland) in Ashland, Va., for 10 years and previously served as a Missionary At Large and Church Planter in Indiana. In Lafayette, Ind., he was the Supervisor of the Pesticide Residue Lab, Office of the State Chemist and an Academic Advisor at Purdue University. From 1971 to 1975, he served in the U.S. Air Force. Throughout his life, he enjoyed woodworking, gourmet cooking and travel. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith M. Greenfield Pask ’68; a daughter, Alida M. Brady (Mark); and a granddaughter.

Barbara Nichols Smith on October 28, 2021. Barbara Ruth Nichols Smith was born April 17, 1947 in Passaic, NJ to Emil George Nichols and Mabel Alice Powell. Granddaughter to Charlambos Damianides, Cleonike Sirinides, George Powell, and Frances Sadie Tromans. Survived by husband Gary, sister Judy (Curtis), brother Bob (Donna), son Eric (Kellie), daughter Nancy, and three grandsons. Barbara passed away peacefully at home on October, 28, 2021 after succumbing to cancer. Barbara graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1965, Allegheny College in 1971, and achieved master’s degrees from Boise State University. A nurse in her mind since she was six, her legacy will, live on in all the lives she has saved in the Emergency Room at St. Luke’s for seventeen years, and the nurses she taught to do the same, as an educator for two more decades. Barbara was a prolific quilter, a proud member of the Boise Basin, Quilters and Dixie Chicks clubs and lived to design and create quilts. She loved picnics in the park, picking cherries, making pies, the, Boise Little Theater, Shakespeare, watching Downton Abbey, going to, quilt shows, and shopping for a fabric treasure. She always made her friends and family a priority and it showed. She made costumes, pajamas, and taught her grandsons how to quilt. Her legacy continues to spread joy and warmth all over the world.

David A. Squires on July 22, 2021. David Allison Squires, 73, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Maureen, Patricia Malley Squires, died Thursday morning, July 22, 2021, at his home.

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Bernzetta A. Johnson Billen on August 2, 2021. Bernie Billen, 72, died peacefully on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at her home in Pleasanton, CA, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded by her husband, Michael Billen earlier this year. She was born Bernzetta Ann Johnson in Ellwood City, PA on October 17th, 1948 the second of six children to Meredith “Jerry” Johnson and Frances Wimer Johnson. Bernie’s family lived in Pittsburgh, and Butler before settling in Erie, PA where Bernie graduated from Strong Vincent High School and attended Allegheny College. Bernie began her career in banking at Marine Bank in Erie, PA while getting married and starting a family with the birth of her son Rob. The young family moved from Erie to Cincinnati, OH, where daughter Kristin was born, and then a brief stay in Atlanta, GA finally settling in Pleasanton, CA in 1979. Bernie’s community spirit was inspired when she joined the Newcomers Club shortly after arriving, establishing what would become an amazing group of lifelong friends. Bernie, immersed herself in many organizations and activities, including, serving on the Board of Directors for the Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister, City Association, the Pleasanton Downtown Association and Hively, (formerly Child Care Links). She worked tirelessly on many fundraisers, including the Pleasanton Senior Center. Bernie was a key figure in the City’s 1994 Centennial Celebration and served for decades as the coordinator for the Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade. In recognition of her many volunteer efforts, Bernie was awarded the 2006 Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year Award, the inaugural Chamber of Commerce Carol Bush Award, the Pleasanton Downtown Association ArchAngel Award, and most recently the 2020 Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award. Along with all her volunteer work, Bernie built a remarkable career centered around empowering others. She re-entered the banking sector at Community First National Bank, spent a few years at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce before eventually retiring as a Sr. Vice President at United Business BankBernie and Michael loved their many trips with family and friends to Mexico, Hawaii, and Florida. Their passion for boating culminated with their purchase of their dream yacht, the Silver Star, and their membership in the Caliente Island Yacht Club where Bernie served as Commodore in 2020. She will be dearly missed by her many friends, loving family and by the entire Pleasanton community. She treasured all of the people in her life and was always willing to go above and beyond to help. Bernie never shied away from taking responsibility and always showed great compassion for many who were in need. Bernie was preceded in death by her loving husband Michael, her parents, and her brother Dennis. Bernie is survived by her siblings Deronda (Jim), Harris, Thomas (Norm) Johnson, Cynthia (Henry) Johnson and Mary Lou, (Frank) Difuccia. She is also survived by her children Rob (Janet), Rollinger, Kristin Rollinger, Terry (Angeles) Billen and Mindy Billen; grandchildren Christa, Bobby, Brady, Milo, Blaine, Brittany and Travis, along with 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and by her many, friends whom she always considered family.

Joel D. Phillips on September 12, 2021. Joel Phillips, 73, died Sept. 12, 2021. He was the son of Victor K. Phillips Sr. and Janice Campbell Phillips, who later married Harold, Larrick after Victor’s death. Joel graduated from Shadyside Academy. He went on to Allegheny College before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. While, in the Navy, he rose to the rank of quartermaster aboard the USS, Corry. He was stationed off the coast of Vietnam, and saw action. While serving in the Navy for four years, his tour of duty included, many fascinating ports-of-call, to which he referred as his “grand, world voyage!” After his honorable discharge, he attended and, graduated from the University of Boston, with an accounting degree. He, later received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He started his career at Allegheny Ludlum, where he was an accountant. He always had an interest in real estate, so he pursued this avenue in property management. He also served as, president of the Campbell Oil and Gas Co.Joel had many hobbies, and, pursued them avidly. He belonged to several organizations connected to, his interests. Joel is survived by his wife, Kimberly; his son, Steele;, his beloved nephews, Brock and Brett; and his mother, Janice Phillips, Larrick. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor K. Phillips, Sr.; and his beloved brother, David Phillips.He is also survived by, Elizabeth Phillips of Pittsburgh, Clarinda J. Roe (Philip) of Johnson, City, Tenn., Victoria Kelly (George) of Butler, Undine Fader (Philip), of Montgomery, Texas, Victor K. Phillips (Karen) of Lenoir City, Tenn., Mrs. David Phillips (Michelle) of Fayetteville, Ga., Eleanore, Anne Dickey (Joseph) of Butler, and Gordon C. Phillips (Janine) of, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The family also includes 23 nieces and nephews, and 42 great-nieces and great-nephews, who all loved “Uncle Joel” dearlyHe was always interested in their achievements and well-being. With the marriage of Janice and Harold, he gained five stepsisters and their families. Joel will be remembered always, as one of the great guys who loved his country, his compatriots, and his fellow men and women. He loved his family deeply from his pure heart and good soul. He was always and foremost a devoted family member, and especially to, his cherished mother, Janice Phillips Larrick. In place of flowers, please pass on the respect he always deferred to others, the kindness, he so eagerly bestowed upon us all, and the generosity of his spirit, and his brilliance and his time, he so graciously shared each day, as, he imbued all who knew him.

Theodore G. Taverner on January 12, 2022. Theodore “Ted” Taverner, of Sterling, VA, unexpectedly passed away on, January 12th into God’s graces. Ted was born on January 5th, 1947 in Maine to Don and Olive Taverner. He received his doctorate degree in Linguistics from Georgetown, University. He worked at the Department of Education for 40 years as a Management Program Analyst. Ted loved to sing and play the guitar. He was a participant of the DC, Area Folks SOJO (Sing Out Jam Out) group during the time he and his wife lived in Arlington, VA. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his, nightly TV shows such as Jeopardy, the Vikings and reruns of Star Trek. Ted is survived by his wife Marina; his brother Fred and his wife, Peggy; his stepson Elmar, his wife Tessa and their children Bea and, Maria; his stepdaughter Marel and her husband Chris. Anyone who knew Ted, knew he was incredibly kind hearted. His family and friends will miss him more than words can say.

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Karen Wampler Gunzelman on July 18, 2021. Karen Moreland Gunzelman (nee Wampler), age 72, passed away peacefully, after a valiant battle with leukemia on the 18th of July 2021 in Houston, TX, surrounded by her immediate family.  Karen was born to William and Betty Wampler of McKeesport, PA on July 6, 1949.  Karen grew up in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA with her close-knit and loving family. She graduated with honors from Mt. Lebanon High School, in Pittsburgh, where she became an avid student of French literature, later traveling to Paris.  She went on to graduate with honors from, Allegheny College in Meadville, PA after a semester overseas in Manchester, England and after receiving a degree in Psychology.  She then moved to Houston, TX where she worked for a brief time at the Capezio Dance & Clothing Store that her parents opened in the Galleria, before starting work at the city welfare department.  There, she discovered her passion for social justice issues. She decided to, return to school to earn her Master of Social Work Degree at the, University of HoustonFollowing graduate school, she met the love of her life, Stephen X Gunzelman, after making his acquaintance by noticing the Pennsylvania license plate on his car at the apartment complex they shared.  She missed her home in the Keystone State but found Steve was actually born and raised in Maryland.  She forgave him for that, and the relationship that followed led to their marriage on August 19, 1978. They settled in Houston and had one son and two daughters in the early-to-mid 1980s.  Karen pursued work as a clinical therapist with adolescents, who had mental health issues, giving counsel at inpatient, psychiatric hospital treatment programs and eventually becoming a director at two such programs.  She loved to share interesting stories, of her work in helping others, and it was very clear how her skills, for listening, collaborative problem-solving, and deep empathy had, such a healing impact on those with whom she worked. While she was passionate about her work, she ultimately retired early, to devote and dedicate her time to her family. She helped make sure her children attended their various activities, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, band, Scouts, school, clubs and organizations, and teenage jobs, along with others. She loved to cheer on and support her children in their hobbies and activities and to ensure all holidays and birthdays were celebrated together.  She would often host these events at her home, and she was an excellent cook.  She had hidden talents for drawing and for, speaking and reading French. She experienced many wonderful trips throughout her life and traveled internationally, both through studying abroad in college and with her husband and family over the course of her adult life. Karen had a witty and often dry sense of humor and enjoyed spending time reading about current events and politics.  She developed a true passion for how politics impacted people’s lives.  She very much enjoyed long discussions with others, regarding topics such as politics and social policy, philosophy, spirituality, and psychology. A big smile would always come over her face when the family got together.  Her love for her family was deeply known and felt.  Karen also had a true love of animals, with a particular affinity for birds, and dogs. She enjoyed some birdwatching, feeding the birds and squirrels in her backyard, and she rescued a number of lost dogs over the years.  She never purchased a dog, as she was fond of saying that, the dogs always found her.  Karen’s ability to truly listen to others, her empathy and compassion, and her problem-solving skills were always commented on by others and were the reasons so many turned to her in times of need.  As a result, she was well-loved by all who had the privilege of getting to know her. Karen is the beloved wife of Stephen X. Gunzelman of Houston, Texas, for 43 years; devoted mother of Christopher Gunzelman and his wife, Ashley Chotain of The Woodlands, TX; Jennifer Buckley and husband, Blake of Dallas, TX; Amanda Gunzelman and Patrick Bolgren of Houston, TX; loving daughter of Betty J. Wampler of Houston, TX; cherished, grandmother of Breslin Gunzelman (daughter of Chris and Ashley); and a very good friend to a host of others. Karen is preceded in death by her father William Wampler Jr. and her brother William Wampler IV (Dub).

Robert W. Manning on December 9, 2021. Robert “Bob” Manning, of Allison Park, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. He was born March 25, 1948, to James H. and Winona Manning (Lauderbaugh). He is survived by, his brother, James “Keith” (Christine) Manning; former spouse, Maryanne Manning (Conway); his daughter, Caitlin (Chris) Mulkerin; sons, Ryan (Leann) and Matthew (Elizabeth) Manning; niece, Joleene, (Tim) O’Malley; nephew, James Manning; granddaughters, Leighton and, Quinn Mulkerin; and grandsons, Chase, Nolan and Reid Manning. Known for his stories, jokes, love of theology, potato chips and Pittsburgh sports, he’ll be remembered and loved by those who knew him.

Ronald B. Schulten on January 13, 2022. Ronald Brendan Schulten, 72, of Crete, IL passed away January 13, 2022, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years Jane Reynolds Schulten ’71, his sons Keeler Schulten and Trevor (Karissa), Schulten and two beloved granddaughters Audrielle and Genevieve. He is survived by a brother Robert (Bridget) Schulten and three sisters, Rene VanGemert, Christine Carter and Leigh Zaimes, as well as nieces, and nephews. Ronald was born in Easton PA and grew up in Darien CT. His first job was running the pony rides at his family-owned Old MacDonald’s Farm with its petting zoo, amusement park, and restaurant. He received a BA in Biology from Allegheny College. It was there he met his future wife Jane. He continued his studies at the University of Massachusetts where he earned a Masters and PhD in Botany. For his doctoral thesis he spent 3 summers studying plant life on Devon Island, in the Baffin Bay region of Canada above the Arctic Circle. He put his biochemistry skills to use managing the quality control laboratory for National By Products in Mason City IL. Always looking for a challenge, and something different, he also worked for Acme Steel and McCann, Group IT. Throughout his life, Ronald was first and foremost an artist, teaching himself a number of metal working techniques to create, hammered copper and forged bronze airplanes. Ronald was happiest, puttering in his garden, hiking a trail or enjoying a fine meal. There wasn’t a topic of conversation he couldn’t add something to or a question he couldn’t answer. Brilliant, dynamic and full of life, he will be dearly missed.

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Robert J. Venturella on October 31, 2021. Robert Joseph Venturella, 71 years of age, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1950, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Vieira) Venturella. He worked as a newspaper reporter, photographer, and editor for several newspapers in northwest Pennsylvania before moving to Columbia, South Carolina in 2000 to work as a night editor for The State newspaper. In 2010, he received the rarely given Publisher’s Award for distinguished service. He retired from the newspaper in 2015 Robert was an active member of Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Columbia. He was an avid reader, photographer, and golfer, and loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith (Schultz) Venturella ’74; daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Harris and Sarah Venturella; son, Matthew, (Amy) Venturella, along with a sister, Mary Lou Anderson, and, grandchildren, Madeline, William, Olivia, and Evelyn. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

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Richard C. Engborg on June 15, 2021. After college, he took a variety of manual and retail jobs, living in Maine, the Washington, D.C., area, Denver, and Hoboken, New Jersey. Everywhere he worked, he was valued for his reliability, unfailing ethics, and problem-solving ability. In the late 1970s, he became manager of a furniture store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. He decided on a career in information science, and earned an MLS at Rutgers School of Information and Library Science in 1986. He entered the field of telecommunications, working for AT&T, Lucent, and Alcatel-Lucent. He began as a specialist in the Information Research Center, but as his expertise grew, he did competitive analysis for the companies. His involvement with the First Unitarian Fellowship of Hunterdon County was an important part of his life. He served on the Finance Committee and the Committee on Ministry, was part of the church’s volunteer service to the local Food Bank, and was a senior high youth advisor for many years. He is survived by his wife, Becky; a daughter, Amanda Murphy; a grandson; a sister, Lisa Engborg Roberts ’77, and his mother-in-law, Irma Jewell.

Stephonia Keys Owolabi on August 4, 2021. Stephonia Keys Owolabi, MSW, caring mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend departed this life August 4th, 2021. Ms. Owolabi, of Woodbridge, formerly of Richmond, passed away at the age of 70. She is survived by one daughter Dr. Olufunke Owolabi; one, granddaughter Ayoola Owolabi; five aunts and uncles; two nieces Yoshi, Blackwell and Imani Keys; two nephews Amiri (Cindy) and Kimyade, (Sabrita) Richardson-Keys; ten great nieces and nephews, and one, great-great nephew; a host of cousins; and other relatives and, friends.

Catherine Smith Unice on October 9, 2021. Catherine Hollace (Holly) Unice, 70, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Meadville on May 8, 1951 to Harrington and Catherine, “Ella” (Cooke) Smith. She was an avid reader, nature lover, enjoyed gardening, music, hiking, especially in Utah and Arizona. Holly graduated from Meadville High School in 1969 and was a 1973 graduate of Allegheny College. She then worked towards her master’s degree in biology at Wilkes College. She married Kenneth A. Unice on June 16, 1973 at Ford Chapel on the campus of Allegheny. Holly helped Ken start his medical practice in, Meadville where she worked for several years. Along with her husband, Ken, she is survived by four children, Kenneth, M. Unice (Lori) of Pittsburgh, Dr. Sean A. Unice of Meadville, Kyle A. Unice, Esq. (significant other Brooke Lindenman) of Manhattan, and, Kari A. Unice (significant other Tim Mead) of Conneautville, four, grandchildren; Kaden, Keira and Keegan Unice of Pittsburgh, and Kyle, T. Unice of Manhattan; a sister, Seona Brown (Murice) and their daughter Erin of New Harmony, UT and several relatives in the United States, England and Scotland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrington and Ella Smith, and a brother Michael Smith.

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Georgia Gates Janes on September 30, 2021. Georgia Lee Gates passed away on September 30, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Damian, Peterson and is survived by her parents, Keith and Lois Gates; her husband, Brough Jones; her brother, Keith Jr.; her son, G. N. Janes;three grandchildren, Sadie, Mia, and Jackson, and a bevy of wonderful nieces and nephews. Georgia was a loving partner with her husband, Brough for nearly 37 years (5 days short); a nurturing yet, relentlessly caring mother for her son GN who accompanied his mother, to college classes at Allegheny College while a baby in 1973, and for, her daughter Damian who was born with Cystic Fibrosis in 1977, who at, that time had a life expectancy of 10 years, but who thrived through, childhood into adulthood, graduating from American University in 2000. After her children left the nest, Georgia attended the WVU College of, Law, where she excelled, earning her JD in 2000, achieving Order of the Coif and being on law review. As her son noted, Georgia was a lifelong chaser of windmills who had a passion for humanity and always fought for the underdog with all she had, many times to her emotional detriment. Be it a hall of fame football coach, Fortune 50, corporation, or city governments and police who inflicted harm on regular people, she fought for them and gave them an equal voice in the court system. Unfortunately, Damian’s health deteriorated, resulting in her death in 2018, survived by husband Josh Peterson and son Jackson. Her daughter’s decline and death resulted in a severe decline in Georgia’s health, a metaphysical wound that would not heal. After three years of continuing decline, her body simply broke as if, the last Jenga block was removed causing the end of Georgia’s life, surrounded by her family at her home.

Luis Martarano on September 7, 2021. Luis Martarano, 69, of Annapolis, MD, died Tuesday in Maryland. Born in Modesto, CA, son of the late Bartlo and Dora Rizzolo Martarano, he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Allegheny College and went on to receive his Master’s of Science degree from Illinois State University. Throughout Luis’s life, he worked as a biologist and a technical writer and editor. In Luis’s early days, he belonged to a square dancing and ballroom dancing groups, and later became involved with Catholic Alumni Club and its 40 Days for Life. He always loved to ice skate, and dance. He organized swing dancing for CAC and played co-ed volleyball and basketball. Luis was a wonderful brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He, is survived by his sister, Bernadette M. Pressel and husband, Oscar; nephews, Matthew Pressel and wife, Kellie, and Bartlo Pressel and, fiancee Nithya; a great nephew, Ross Pressel; many Martarano and Rizzolo cousins; as well as many amazing and faithful friends. Luis was preceded in death by his cousins, Cecilia Rizzolo and many, much-loved aunts and uncles.

Alice Metz Ward on June 30, 2021. She achieved national board certification to become a registered respiratory therapist and began her career at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She was also an avid volunteer. She grew community resources like the Rayne Early Childhood Program in New Orleans, leading its recovery after Hurricane Katrina. She was a life-long learner and earned her master’s of business administration at the University of New Orleans in 2005 and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. She applied this knowledge to work with a CPA firm, volunteer work, and teaching her grandchildren about stock investing. She was active in supporting the good works of Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, Illinois. She is survived by her husband, David J. Ward Sr.; a sister, Maida Metz Renson; two children, Rev. Jane Ward Carlton and David J. Ward Jr., and her four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Frederick C. Metz ’51 and mother, Jane Bowman Metz ’51.

Glenn J. Wolf on February 17, 2022. Glenn Jeffrey Wolf (69), born April 15, 1952 in Russellville, AR, son of the late Ruth and Robert Wolf, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on February 17th, 2022 at home in Greenbelt, MD. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth Eny, son David Wolf ’04 (Danielle) and Laura Tsampas (Alexandros); preceded in death by, brother Terry (Lynn). Loving grandfather of Calder and Beckett, and, anticipating the arrival of a granddaughter in the coming weeks. Also, survived by siblings; sister Nancy Wolf-Fisher (Joe) and brother, Richard (Gail). Glenn grew up in Cheverly, MD and spent the majority of his life in Greenbelt, MD. He graduated from Bladensburg High School and studied at Allegheny College, PA. He worked in the automotive field before landing at Olympic Auto Parts, where he worked his way up and purchased the College Park store in 1986. He expanded Maryland Olympic to multiple stores and over a hundred employees. He retired in 2013. Glenn always enjoyed traveling, including numerous, cross country road trips, going to watch auto racing, or simply, exploring new places. He loved camping at Lake George, NY long into adulthood after going there as a child with his parents. He and Liz enjoyed their second home on St. Leonard’s Creek in Calvert County, where he regularly enjoyed boating. He also enjoyed international travel. Sports was a passion for Glenn both participating and watching. He grew up playing tennis, baseball, and basketball. He loved playing softball and snow skiing with his children and younger brother, especially enjoying trips to Canada and Switzerland. Glenn had a razor sharp and very sarcastic wit, he was extensively well read, and had one of the most brilliant minds one could know. His ability with numbers, beginning from the time he was in kindergarten, was truly phenomenal. He was very devoted to his immediate and extended family, he adored his grandchildren and was a great companion to his many animals through the years, cats Mr. Bill and Mindy, and dogs Rudy, Zack, Zoe, and Riley.

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George M. Kunkle on December 15, 2021. Age 68, of Oakdale, MN Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December, 15, 2021, at his home. George was born in Washington, PA, on March 4, 1953, the son of the late George and Ann (Evans) Kunkle. He was raised in Burgettstown, PA, and graduated from Allegheny College in 1975. He worked for the Interplastic Corporation in St. Paul, MN, as Director, of Gelcoat Production. In his free time, he loved to golf and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. George is survived by his wife, Donna Kunkle; children, Melissa (Jason) Labart, and Mathew Kunkle;, stepdaughter, Chelsea (Clif) McDonald; grandchildren, Madison and Dana, Labart, Cayden Sisney, and Colton and Case McDonald; and sisters, Marcia (Bill) Sartoria, Marylin (Gene) Colpo, and Terry Presutti; as, well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ann Kunkle, and sister, Joyce Kunkle.

John G. Manos on December 25, 2021. John Graham Manos, age 68, accepted a personal invitation from God to, attend the birthday party of His Son, Jesus, on December 25, 2021. Prior to going to heaven, John lived in Fuquay-Varina, NC, Absecon, NJ, and Clearfield, PA. He was born in Clearfield, PA the loving son of John ’48 and Doris Graham Manos ’48 who met him in heaven. He has a cherished brother David Manos ’77 with his wife Joan and their wonderful children Rob Weed and Kirsten Guelich.On August 21, 1982, John married Sandy Hay and made her dreams come true. John and Sandy shared over 39 years of love, friendship, and fun together. They were abundantly, blessed with their daughter, Stephanie, who is married to Matthew, Ehlers, and they are blessed with three incredible daughters, Lily, Genevieve, and Phoebe.John was gifted in many areas, especially in his, work as a Structural Engineer and Project Engineer. He had a passion for anything architectural and was instrumental in the completion of major projects which included The Bryce Jordan Center and projects in Atlantic City, NJ. Everyone on any project knew they could count on John’s expertise to guide them and help them solve problems. John’s brilliance was evident in all areas of his life. Sandy and Stephanie, often lovingly called him Frommer’s Guide to Everything because he could answer just about anything you asked him from world religion to, sports to math equations. The most prominent characteristic of John, however, was his love of people. He always found the best in others, and never seemed to notice the faults. He was truly a man without guile. He cherished the friendships that he had and loved to tell, stories about The Meatheads Softball Team and Delta Tau Delta, Fraternity Brothers at Allegheny College where he graduated in 1975. Above all, John Manos loved God, and his greatest desire was to see people believe in God and His Son, Jesus, so that he would see, them again in eternity.

Roger S. Peterson on February 4, 2022. Roger Scott Peterson, age 68, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Millennium Memory Care in Freehold, after, battling Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease for seven years. Roger was born on March 20, 1953, in Hackensack to the late Beverly and Walter Peterson, Jr.  He spent his early years in, Ridgewood, Neptune, and Wall, before settling in Brick where he and, his wife of 44 years, Donna, raised their family.  He was a 1971, graduate of Neptune High School.  He obtained a BS from Allegheny, College in 1975 and an MBA from Monmouth University in 1986.  He worked for Wakefern Food Corporation for 40 years. Roger was the family computer whiz who enjoyed listening, to his record collection, riding roller coasters (especially on family, trips to Hershey Park), the beach, Star Wars, Tom Clancy novels and, traveling, but above all, it was obvious how much he loved his family!, He was a wonderful husband and father and the ultimate grandpa, whether he was rubbing noses with the babies to make them laugh, dressing up in themed costumes for Halloween every year, or just, chasing them around the house. Mourning his passing with Donna, are his, children-daughters Kristi Shalton of Spotsylvania, VA, Lauren Hymel, and husband Jon, of Baton Rouge, LA, and son, Jeffrey and wife Mac, of, Dickinson, TX, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Michael, Blake, Kaylee, Landon, Brynn, Alex and Matthew.  He is also survived by his, brothers Russ and wife Patty, JT, and Walt, and sister Sandee, as well, as father and mother-in-law, Ed and Joan Ziegler, and sisters-in-law, Nancy Rose and husband Richard, Gail Pietrafesa and husband Mark, and Linda DeTitta and husband Tom.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his best friends, Wayne and Colleen Catalano.

William H. Pfister on October 12, 2021. William Henry (Bill) Pfister, age 68, of Manassas, VA, entered the presence of the Lord on October 12, 2021. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lynn Brethauer Pfister ’75 and his parents Henry and Dorothy Pfister. He is survived by his children Elizabeth, Paul, and David, and five grandchildren, Silas, Nathaniel, Lilyann, Isabella, and Cecily. He is also survived by his sisters Kathy and Linda. He was born in New York. He attended Allegheny College, where he met his wife, and graduated with a degree in political science. He worked for several years as a telephone operator before earning a degree in computer programming then working for many years as a computer programmer/analyst. Bill was a faithful member of the Reformed Presbyterian, Church in Manassas and served for many years as an elder there. He was involved with, and very passionate about, the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center for many years. Bill was active in the local, Republican party and had many friends in that circle. Bill loved history and politics and enjoyed watching Nationals baseball games and playing war games with his friends. Family was always important to him, and he will be missed by all.

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James A. Korczynski on December 21, 2021. James A. Korczynski, 66, of New Kensington, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes. He was born July 29, 1955, in Natrona Heights, to the late Roman J. and Emily (Napierkowski), Korczynski. Jim had been a resident of New Kensington for the past, several years after residing in Broadview Heights, Ohio, raising his three children and working as a pharmacist. Jim was very proud of his Polish heritage. He grew up an active participant in the Catholic, Church and served as an altar boy. Jim enjoyed cooking, baking, and eating traditional Polish foods, and always made sure there was opatki, for everyone at Christmas. He was especially looking forward to earning the title of “Dziadzia” (grandfather) with his first, grandchild scheduled to arrive just after his passing. Jim played baseball at Allegheny College in Meadville, where he earned his undergraduate degree and then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He was a hospital pharmacist who specialized in TPN, presented at national conventions, and was published. Jim later became interested in home care and then, ultimately trained at Purdue University and became a nuclear pharmacist. His son, Nathan, and nephew, Michael, followed in his footsteps to become pharmacists after his mentoring. Jim was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan who loved baseball, coaching his children’s sports teams, and collecting baseball cards/memorabilia. He idolized Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Clemente. He looked forward to traveling, for his kids’ various tournaments. His favorites were the baseball tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the Freeport International Baseball Invitational based out of Freeport. His love for the game was imprinted on his sons as they played through high school. Jim, rescued/adopted many animals throughout his life and had a special place in his heart for dogs. He enjoyed going on hikes with his family, and dogs in the Cleveland Metroparks, as well as various excursions around New Kensington with his most recently adopted pup, Ragz. He enjoyed fishing (especially walleye charters and ice fishing on Lake Erie) and was known to have many elaborate fish tanks at home, throughout his life. To relax, Jim enjoyed gardening, talk radio, music and family vacations to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Daylilies were his favorite flowers, with the roots stemming from his mother’s garden. His children will always remember him taking a transistor radio to bed with him and falling asleep with it under his pillow. During his youth, Jim played the drums as well as the piano. He loved The Beatles and discovered the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in his adulthood. He made it a tradition to take his family to the annual TSO Christmas concert. Jim is survived by his children, Nicholas (Amanda) Korczynski, Alexis, (Brian) Richards and Nathan Korczynski; and by his siblings, Roman, (Judith) Korczynski, Thomas (Rada) Korczynski and Michael (Joanne), Korczynski; and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Christine Korczynski.

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Melba Jean Calhoun Laughner Williams on October 1, 2021. Melba Jean Calhoun Laughner Williams, 81, of Kittanning PA, and most recently Reno, Nevada, passed away peacefully at home with her four babies and children in attendance. Born on February 3rd, 1940 she was the daughter of Lucia Melba Shrecengost and Samuel Lewis Calhoun. She went by Jean at school but loved being called Melba in her later years. Jean was a cheerleader and homecoming princess at Dayton High School in Dayton, PA. She married Lt. Robert Orman “Bob” Laughner, Kittanning, PA, December 30, 1959. She traveled, with him to his USAF posting at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix AZ, and, then abroad to Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya. After Bob’s untimely death in April 1962, she returned to the USAF base in Phoenix, then lived in Reno NV in 1963, where she had her son Robert Williams, then in Sacramento CA, where she had her daughter Tania Williams in 1964. She returned to Armstrong County in 1965 and stayed in close touch with her Dayton High School “Besties” Doris Clever Brown, Bernice Marshall Elkin, Janet West Zorko, and Joanne West Stark, throughout her life. They report that Jean had a great laugh and mischievous smile during her high school days. Jean obtained a Bachelor’s in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1970 while working full time. She obtained her first teaching position in Meadville in 1970. While working as a dedicated Business Education teacher at Meadville Area Senior High School, she obtained a Master’s in Education from Allegheny College in 1978. She impacted many lives positively as well as developing relationships and traveling abroad with fellow teachers/friends such as Nancy Boland, Jeanine Maziarz, Martha Lumley and Helen Carr. After retiring in 1999, Jean traveled extensively abroad with her son to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Caribbean, and Mexico as well as exploring the states of Florida, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada and California with her children Robert and Tania Williams ’86. Jean is survived by her children, her son-in-law, Robert Howryla, her fur babies Cha Cha and Bitzy, her brothers Donald, Samuel Calhoun and Lee Roy Calhoun, her sister-in-law Leona Grafton Calhoun, and nieces and nephews Sherri June Green, Jay Green, Gregory, Donald Calhoun, Lisa Dawn Travis Calhoun, Brian Lee Calhoun, Michelle Calhoun Huth, Jared Huth, Erica Calhoun Kirkpatrick, Evan Gregory Calhoun, Nicholas Huth, Alecia Calhoun Toy, Dustin Toy, and Jarah Huth.

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Richard D. Bickerstaff on August 31, 2020. Dick was a gentle soul, kind and giving to all. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry as well as an MS in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Chemistry from Allegheny College, he was somewhat of a Renaissance man believing that “a man can do all things if he will.”  He was a true student and a student of life.  There were few subjects that he was unable to discuss credibly and he enjoyed engaging with anyone willing to put in the time. Over the years, Dick turned his academic efforts to innovation in areas ranging from energy discovery, harvest, use, conversion and storage; real-world data capture, analysis and storage; medical technologies and data handling; manufacturing; and finance. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Dawn Devoe Butler Bickerstaff; his children Amara and Richard and stepson Justin Butler; his siblings, Cynthia Klebanoff ’76, George, Susan Spaelti ’78, Christine Amrhein ’83, Robert, Lisa and Laura Stenger ’90 as well as a large extended family of Bickerstaffs and Butlers, including niece Anna Spaelti ’13.

Amy E. Chalmers on January 8, 2022. Amy, age 63, of Ohio Township, Pa., passed away with family by her side. Beloved daughter of Dave Chalmers and the late Mary Chalmers; beloved wife of Denny Connolly; sister of Dave (Ilene) Chalmers and Jack (Biz) Chalmers; sister in law of Susie Trapp, Eileen (Tony) Petrack, Susie (Greg) Hicks, and Sandy (Joe) Moore; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Andrea Chalmers McLean ’03. Amy was born in Beaver, PA, grew up in Ben Avon, PA. After high school graduation, she attended Allegheny College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She retired in 2016 as a Systems Engineer and Senior VP. Family gatherings were always important as well as spending time with friends from high school. Amy’s favorite activities included a love of reading and music, playing the French horn, skiing, canoeing, visiting the beach and National Parks, and playing golf and many other sports.

Mark Ronald Jabaut on November 3, 2021. Mark, of Webster, NY, passed away with his family by his side at the age of 63. He is predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Joan Jabaut; cousin, Doug Thompson and dear friend, Curtis Crump. Mark is survived by his loving wife and soul, mate for 37 years, Nancy Morris Jabaut; two loving companions, Phoenix, and Porter; children, Connie Rae Post, Mark Ronald Jabaut II, James, Chapin (Rachelle) Jabaut; grandchildren, Alex Post, Jacob Post, Malachy Hughes, Jaxon, Emmeline and Lily Joan; sister, Karen Jabaut, (Christopher) Britt; aunt and uncle Rick and Kathleen Pearce and their, children. Mark was a loving husband, father and grandfather. As a successful playwright and short storyist, Mark had a beautiful talent for making new worlds and characters come to life through his words. His humor, kindness, and generosity will be missed deeply, but never, forgotten.

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John D. Betzler on July 19, 2021. John Drake Betzler of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 59. He is survived by wife of 32 years Anita Prizio; son Jeffery Drake Betzler; daughter Justine Emilia Betzler; mother Helen Betzler; and sister, Margaret “M.A.” Betzler Jackson (Scott). He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence John Betzler (2016). A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, he was born in Mt. Lebanon on May 16, 1962, and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School where he was a member of their marching band. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout and was awarded the prestigious God and Country Award. John graduated from Allegheny College before attending the University of Pittsburgh to pursue his Master of Business Administration degree. A loving father, John was involved in his son’s hockey teams as team manager and spent many weekends participating in the YMCA Princesses Program with his daughter. As his children grew older, he enjoyed going to Grateful Dead concerts and sharing his love for their music with them. John will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, and a great friend.

John Eugene Clement on July 14, 2021. John E. Clement, 59, of Palmetto, Florida, died in his home. John was born on November 13, 1962, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Eugene Harrison Clement and Jacquelyn Gray Clement. He was a graduate of Swissvale Area HS, Allegheny College (BS, Mathematics), and Virginia Tech (MEA, Industrial Engineering). At Allegheny College, John served as a Residence Advisor (RA) at Edwards Hall in his junior (’82-’83) and senior (’83-’84) years. He was an active member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. John was instrumental in connecting Professor of Mathematics Tony Lo Bello (his academic advisor) and the Delts, which led to the role Dr. Lo Bello currently has as the Alpha Chapter Advisor to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Allegheny. He is survived by his children, Zachary John Clement and Breelyn, Taylor Clement, his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Cary, Scarborough, and his stepmother Jeanette Clement.

Lynn Echnoz Lehmann on November 7, 2021. Lynn, age 59, passed peacefully at her home with family and friends after an enduring battle with cancer. Lynn was born in Kittanning, August 15, 1962, the daughter of Edward and Sherry Echnoz. Lynn resided in Kittanning until she and her husband, Fred relocated to Chapel Hill, NC some 30 years ago. Lynn was a loving wife, mother and truly cherished her Chapel Hill Community. Lynn is survived by her husband, Dr. Fred G. Lehmann ’84, whom she married May 12, 1989, and had two sons, Charlie and Max. Also surviving are her parents, Edward and Sherry Echnoz and brother Chip Echnoz (Kirsten Echnoz) of Kittanning, PA. Preceded in death by brother William Edward “Billy” Echnoz. Lynn was a 1980 graduate of Kittanning High School, where she was class President and Salutatorian. She subsequently graduated from Allegheny College in 1984 and the University of Georgia with a Master’s in Journalism in 1986. Lynn was the author of several published books. Lynn’s commitment to public education ran deep; she served in leadership roles at her sons’ school as well as the Public-School Foundation (PSF). Lynn was a special friend to the students and teachers of Chapel Hill High School, as well as Phoenix Academy. As PSF Board Chair and as Executive, Lynn’s hard work contributed greatly to the success and growth of the Foundation. Not only was Lynn a pillar in Chapel Hill, she was a giving, thoughtful, special person, and will be sadly missed by her family and community. Lynn lived by the motto “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have, lived and lived well.”

Jeffrey Gordon Miller on August 6, 2021. Jeffrey Gordon Miller, a logistics officer for the CIA and then the National Security Agency, died of unknown causes at his home in Joppa. He was 58. “He lit up a room,” said his sister, Cheryl Birmingham of Oak Ridge, New Jersey. “He had a very strong moral character. He was just an all-around, really great human being.” Mr. Miller was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Robert Miller, who worked for Valspar Paint, and Peggy Miller, who worked for Sunco Tool & Die. The family moved to Lutherville and then Jamestown, New York, where Mr. Miller spent most of his school years. He graduated from, Southwestern High School. Growing up, he was “good at everything,” his sister said. He excelled, in most sports, but was particularly skilled in baseball. “I learned early in life not to compete,” Mrs. Birmingham said. He graduated from Allegheny College in 1984, earning his Bachelor of, Arts in political science. One of his first jobs was with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was the director of security. He led the daily operations of a 24/7 security force, looked into, crimes and managed an off-duty police program. It was a demanding job, according to Mrs. Birmingham. Mr. Miller was not allowed to divulge much information about his jobs, with the CIA and NSA, his sister said. His resume says he handled, supply chain and polygraph logistics, as well as top-secret security, clearances. Mrs. Birmingham said he traveled extensively while working, at the CIA. “He truly loved this country and I believe he served it in really big, capacities,” Mrs. Birmingham said. He met his wife, Laurie, during his lengthy CIA application process. He was looking for a part-time job, and Laurie interviewed him for a, security guard position at her place of work. The two married in 1999, at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Eldersburg. Laurie died of cancer in May 2019. Mrs. Birmingham said he was a devoted husband to the end, shaving his head when Laurie lost her hair from chemotherapy. The couple loved to take trips to Maine, and to New York City to watch Broadway shows. They also regularly entertained friends and neighbors. Mr. Miller was a gifted cook, his sister said, especially with seafood dishes. Mrs. Birmingham emphasized his wit and sense of humor, noting that many of his friends remarked upon it in their condolences. When looking through old text messages, she found an exchange with her brother about his efforts to lose weight. “A couple months ago I congratulated him for losing 15 pounds,” she said. “He texted me back ‘that’s just one suitcase off the Titanic.’, He just came up with those.” Mr. Miller is survived by his parents, Robert and Peggy Miller of, Woodbine, Mrs. Birmingham’s husband, Robert, and their three, daughters, Grace, Joanna and Kaylah, all of Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

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David John Manning on September 9, 2021. David J. Manning, 56, of Shadyside, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly at home. He leaves behind his loving wife, Lorraine Leslie, two adoring daughters, Veronica and Laurel Manning, and his mother, Rosalie Manning, of his hometown of Erie, PA. David was preceded in death by his father, Richard Manning, and by his beloved father-in-law, Ronald Leslie, in April of this year. David was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Allegheny College with honors. He achieved dual majors in Political Science and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Economics. He then put himself through law school, graduating with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After spending time working in larger law firms, David decided to start his own practice in 2002 specializing in banking, real estate, and high-tech startups. He always acted as a guardian and trusted advisor for his clients, many of whom became his friends. When not working, David loved being in the woods. Despite being a burly 6’2″, David was so gentle that he couldn’t even bait a fishing hook. He preferred to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, often while reading or practicing his photography. Most of all, though, David loved his family. He proposed to his wife after their third date and they remained happily married for 28 years. Also loved were his daughters, Veronica and Laurel. David was immensely proud of them and the young women that they have become. Rounding out his family were his two dogs, Lacey and Ella, who made him smile every day. David always said that he wanted his legacy to be defined by who he was outside of work: a devoted husband, father, and friend. His loss will be felt by his family and many others.

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Brenda Jean Bates on October 28, 2021. Brenda Bates was born September 12, 1963 in Penn Yan, NY, to Charles and Patricia Bates. She passed away at home surrounded by family after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She lived her childhood years in Troy PA where she was a star athlete in several sports. Brenda attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where she continued her athletic career scoring a then record 1,075 career points, in basketball also helping to lead the team to two NCAA Tournaments, one NCAC Championship, and one Women’s Keystone Conference championship. She also was a stand-out softball player, earning a varsity letter all four years. In 1983 the team finished in fifth place at the NCAA Championships where she earned all-tournament team honors. Brenda was profoundly moved when she learned that the current Allegheny Softball team dedicated their season to her. Brenda lived much of her adult life in Southern Maryland where she worked as a Special Education teacher for many years. She was grateful for all of the lasting friendships and fun times while there. In 2014 she moved to Abington, PA and established her own pet sitting business. She loved all of her animals and it was obvious they felt the same way. She quickly made friends with the pets and their owners and will be greatly missed in the neighborhood she grew to love. Brenda was predeceased by her parents and her brother Chuck. She is survived by her partner Sue, Daly, her brother Chris, brother Craig and sister-in-law Shelly Bates, nephews Dylan, Devin and Derek Bates, several cousins, and lifelong, confident/cousin Phoebe Brown and Ellie Brown.

Marcus Dion Elkins on March 14, 2020. Marcus Dion Elkins, formerly of Warren, departed this life in Tampa, Fla. Born July 7, 1964, he was the son of Carolyn E. Elkins. Marcus was educated in the Warren City School District, graduating from Warren G. Harding High School in 1982. He continued his education at the University of Cincinnati, Allegheny College and Findlay College. He began working in various industries — juvenile justice, sales and retail — for several years, before deciding to relocate to Florida. When Marcus turned his life over to Christ, he served as an usher and armor bearer to the pastor of Bible Base Church. Marcus decided to heed the voice of God and answered his call into the ministry. After participating in a ministers-in-training program and upon completion of this program, he served as an associate minister at New Millennium Community Church. Marcus enjoyed all sports and became an avid bowler in his adult years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, LaShaunn; three, sons; four daughters; his mother, Carolyn Elkins; three brothers; four, sisters; and a host of other family relatives and friends.

John R. Weyman on July 9, 2021. He graduated with a degree in geology and returned to complete his master’s degree in education. While at Allegheny, he was an all-American swimmer and he worked as an assistant swim coach for the Gators while completing his master’s degree. He went on to teach high school earth science in Rochester, New York, and continued to coach swimming. He is survived by his wife, Patty; his three children, Lori Nacca, Sarah and Jason Weyman; his three grandchildren; his parents, Robert and Arlene Weyman, and his sister, Debra Torres.

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Brett E. Ball on July 5, 2021. He went on to earn his MBA from Shippensburg University. He is survived by his wife, Meng-Chin Hsieh; two daughters, Avery and Amber; his parents, Larry Everett and Joann Ball; and a sister, Kimberley Ball.

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Sean W. Croner on September 25, 2021. Sean, of Beaver County, Pa., was the devoted and loving fiancé of Savin Sun; loving father of Maya Richburg and Bryce Croner; beloved son of Elizabeth Grande (Dean) and William Croner (Christine); beloved brother of Devin Croner (Raquela) and Lisa Croner; grandson of Mary Theresa Cerbe; and proud uncle of Daniel and Alex. He is also survived by many loving family and friends.

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Matthew J. Choinski on July 11, 2021. Matt was persistent in his belief that he could save the world, even in a small way. He found his way through engineering for which he received a master’s degree at the University of California Riverside. He found his greatest purpose in helping others. He had an incredible talent for making everyone feel special and accepted, but at the same time he was driven toward excellence and he could really bring out the best in people. He opened his life to his partner, Teresa, with whom he shared countless adventures, the greatest of which was love.  He is survived by his parents; the love of his life, Teresa; and his siblings: Tina, Danielle, Bill, and Carolynn Choinski ’15.

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Daniel B. Gray on January 17, 2022. On January 17, 2022, Daniel Blaise Gray of Erie, PA, ditched us all, to deal on his own with politics, the Supreme Court, and global warming, noting that he couldn’t possibly stick around anymore when Bernie isn’t president. The youngest son of his loving mom, Mary Golba, and father, Robert Gray, Dan embodied strength, resilience, and kindness, bound in a quirky sense of humor completed by his infectious laugh. When told three years ago that his latest glioblastoma was inoperable, Dan forged on with radiation and chemotherapy, and rocked a beanie like no one else. Dan loved basketball, cooking, history, music, and shared his love of Brian Jacques novels with his beloved brother, David, who also left us far too early. Both Dan and David inherited Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, which causes way too many cancers for one family to deal with. We imagine they’re shooting hoops and playing street hockey in heaven. Despite suffering from seizures and having to undergo surgeries, Dan graduated from Mercyhurst Preparatory School on time with the rest of the class of 2015 because he was just that stubborn. His teachers remember him as kind and quick witted. Dan attended Allegheny College to learn Ancient Near-Eastern Mythology and computer science before illness, surgeries, and treatment interfered with life-long plans. Dan was a connoisseur of the finer things in life: eclectic music, good cheese, bad movies, Japanese culture, and anime. His favorite series were Cowboy Bebop (not the Netflix version!) and Trigun, though he also made time to create absurd characters and Dantopia in video games like Crusader Kings, Baldur’s, Gate, and Civilization. We willingly endured his taste in bad movies, and Kolchak reruns with love. Dan relished his role as protective little brother to his sister, Karen-the running joke being that he was, little in words only, 6’4 to her 5’2. Dan was always there for her. Enigmatically watching over Karen, eternally serving as her logical, sounding board to listen and laugh through Karen’s ever so dramatic life stories. Karen will forever cherish childhood memories–neighborhood sports with her two little brothers, running around until the street lights came on. Dan leaves behind his mother and sister, Mary Golba and Karen Gray, Karen’s fiance Brian Colvin, his father Bob Gray, as well as his wonderful Nonna, Anita Golba; uncles Andy, Greg, Jamie, Paul Joe; aunts Denise, Margot, Kerry; and, many loving cousins. Dan wanted to remind cousins Sam And Nick to play Pictionary in his memory! He will be forever missed by his beloved, friends and additional sisters, especially Luke Holland, Libby, Federici, and Kellie-Sue, Morgan, and Rhiannon Martinucci, who will remember him fondly as Blond Elvis and Dag.

Friends

Charles A. Cable on September 16, 2021. He was a mathematics professor at Allegheny.

Steve J. Lassan on June 25, 2021. He was a mathematics professor at Allegheny.

Peggy O’Brien on February 23, 2022. Peggy took great pride in her work and had a storied career, culminating with her working for 21 years at Allegheny College in the Office of Residence Life. In her role as Office Manager, she influenced many and always tried to make a difference. Aside from distinguishing herself in her day-to-day role, she also led by example, with her charity work such as the Stocking Project promoting holiday gifts for the local community to those most in need. She touched many lives and made it a point to make all those she encountered feel important and special. Though she has been gone from Allegheny for many years, she continued to hear from students and colleagues whom she impacted. Among those Peggy is survived by is daughter Laurie O’Brien ’93.

Joseph A. Palmiero on December 22, 2021. Joseph A. Palmiero, 82, of Meadville, passed away peacefully following, a sudden illness while surrounded by his family on December 22, 2021, in Wexford. He was born June 3, 1939 in Meadville, a son of the late Stanislaus, and Mary Monteleone Palmiero. Joe was a 1958 graduate of Meadville, Area Senior High. He attended Grove City College and Allegheny College, before marrying Linda C. Allison ’66 on October 14, 1967. Joe and Linda, moved to Gibsonia in 2012 after living in Meadville for many years., Joe began a very successful career in the automobile business in 1958, when he started selling cars at Milt Nodler Motors. Joe opened his first automobile dealership, Lake Dodge, in 1978 in Linesville. Joe then opened Palmiero Toyota in 1981, Palmiero Nissan in 2004 and Honda, North in 2005. He was honored in San Francisco, CA in 2015 as the Pennsylvania candidate for the TIME Dealer of the Year Award. Joe remained actively involved with his children and business partners in Palmiero Toyota and Honda North. Both dealerships have received national recognition for having the highest Customer Satisfaction, attainable. Joe’s work was also his pleasure., Joe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, Island, SC. He enjoyed spending time with his wife Linda in Hilton Head for half of the year, keeping in touch with his many cherished friends and relatives, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Joe was an extremely generous individual who received true joy from giving to others. He gave back a great deal to the Meadville community and helped numerous families and individuals, anonymously. He has purchased Christmas presents for families in need for over 40 years and has given to countless people. Joe will be greatly missed but remembered as a fine person of integrity, humor, generosity and thoughtfulness. He had a huge heart., Joe is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 54 years; his daughter, Allison Brady ’92 and her husband Tim ’92 of Meadville; his son, Jon Palmiero, and his wife Alicia of Mars; four grandchildren, Nicholas Brady and, Evan, Max, and Ellie Palmiero; his sister Rosemary Generalovich and, her husband Brian; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mae C. Stewart on October 6, 2021. She married Richard A. Stewart ’56 on October 29, 1960, by whom she was preceded in death on June 5, 2016. A proud University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing graduate, Mae, earned her B.S. in Nursing in 1960.  Throughout her dedicated career, Mae shared her passion for helping others as a nursing instructor at Meadville City Hospital and the Meadville Vo-Tech, as a pediatric nurse at City Hospital, and as a registered nurse in the office of Dr., David Kirkpatrick and Dr. John Nesbitt.  She retired from Pioneer Medical Associates. Mae was a longtime member of Stone United Methodist Church where she served in a variety of leadership roles throughout the years.  She was formerly active as a member of the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters, and as an alumni advisor to Kappa, Alpha Theta at Allegheny College. Survivors include two daughters, Lynne Herrman ’84 (Jed) of Scarborough, ME and Karen Mitton ’87 (Greg) of Allentown and four grandchildren, Katy, Mitton, J.D. Herrman, Alex Mitton (Erin), and Jenny Herrman

Virginia M. Wentz on January 2, 2022. She worked at Allegheny College as an office manager of the maintenance department as well as in shipping and receiving in the library.

Barton K. Wineland on November 14, 2021. For 28 years, he worked at Allegheny College in Technical Network Services on campus.