Winter/Spring 2021 Obituaries

John C. Phillips, Jr. ’56, Trustee Emeritus

John C. Phillips, Jr., an Allegheny trustee emeritus and a member of the Class of 1956, passed away on April 6, 2020. Jack and his wife, the former Joyce Nickmeyer ’56, were high school sweethearts, attending Allegheny College together, and were married in 1957. He then obtained his master’s degree from the Wharton School before serving in the U.S. Army. In 1962, he joined the Rouse Company in the Mortgage Banking Department and worked in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Washington, D.C. He and his family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, in 1975, and he joined the firm of Cabot Cabot and Forbes. In 1982, he moved to and headed the marketing department at Copley Real Estate Advisors. In 1991, Jack and Joyce built their dream home in Landgrove, Vermont. There, Jack started the Phillips Company which later merged with Koza Partners of San Francisco. In 2012, he finally fully retired. His passion for sports remained and he enjoyed skiing into his 82nd year. He had a love of education, exhibited by serving on the Board of Trustees at both Allegheny and Burr and Burton Academy for many years. He also served on the boards of several corporations as well as churches that were dear to him.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Nickmeyer Phillips; his daughters: Heather, Hollis and Jennifer; five grandchildren, and his sister, Jill Cervantes.


Samuel Ziskind on February 2, 2020. Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by the “’38 is Great” class, he had a successful career as a military journalist.  Starting as a sergeant reporter during World War II for the daily Stars and Stripes, he was assigned to the paper’s Paris bureau to report on the final Allied invasion of Germany.  After the war, he became an Army civilian employee, and a founding editor of Army Digest, a professional military journal, at the Army War College. He edited the Digest’s Civil War centennial edition, featuring an introduction by Carl Sandburg (whom he interviewed when he spoke at the College) and an article by Allegheny College professor Dr. Jay Luvaas, a top-ranked military historian.  He was selected for the “Army Public Relations Hall of Fame.” With the magazine’s title now Soldiers, he retired after more than 40 years of federal service.  At Allegheny, he was editor of The Campus  and contributing editor of the Kaldron.  In this role, he interviewed many famous speakers who visited the College such as poet Robert Frost and historian Will Durant.  He was also a member of the Gator Debate Team.   Of all he accomplished at the College, he remembered most fondly the faculty and staff  such as Professors Ross and Seeley, Professor Cares, and his sponsor, College President William P. Tolley.  Upon graduation, he was selected to attend Yale graduate schools in law, divinity, and liberal arts.  He completed a master’s of arts at Yale before being drafted for World War II. At 102, he was one of the oldest Alleghenians.  He left a charitable annuity to help fund the College’s religious program. He is survived by his son, Burton Ziskind ’71, who was inspired to attend the College based on his father’s example; a daughter, Michele; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Contributions to his memory may be sent to Allegheny College Hillel.


Shirley Stormer McClelland on May 31, 2020. She graduated from Allegheny in three years with a bachelor of arts degree in English and history and obtained teaching certification. With World War II still raging, she took a position in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. She then taught seventh grade in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, until a severe hearing loss ended that career. After that, she became a local expert on herbs, giving lectures and raising countless plants to share. She served actively in the community with the Salvation Army.  She is survived by three children, Sherrill L., Sara L. and Dean A., six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Robert W. Leech, Jr. on June 28, 2020. While at Allegheny, he was a member of  the Phi Delta Theta, played varsity soccer and ran high hurdles on the track team. After two years in college, he enlisted in the Navy and was admitted into the pilot training program. He returned to Allegheny and in his senior year, he worked as the business manager. After graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He then began his 33-year career working for the company known today as Chevron. He eventually was made a vice president of Chevron Oil Co. of the Philippines and of Chevron Oil Co. of Japan. When he retired from Chevron in 1985 he was coordinator for Land and Government Relations in the U.S.  He is survived by his five children, Karen, Robert, Ellen, William and Thomas; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Young ’47.

Naomi Lutz Pasquine on March 11, 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Always recognizing the value of education, she continued her own studies while raising her family. She received her master’s in English literature from the University of Richmond, writing her thesis on Chaucer’s “Knight’s Tale.” She taught her two youngest children to read using the phonics method, then volunteered as a reading specialist at Mary Munford Elementary School. She also left a trove of writings, including poetry, memoirs, short stories, a draft of a book on phonics and annual Christmas letters. Additionally, she was a member of the AAUW and Laura’s Readers book group. She is survived by her four children, Ruth Pasquine, Sarah Pasquine-Haskin, Adrienne Woodard and John Pasquini; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Janet Z. Foord on May 21, 2020. After graduating, she worked in the History Department of Yale University.  She served on the Women’s Auxiliary of Burlington County Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Homemakers of Burlington County. She was a member of the Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She also worked as a librarian for the medical library at the county hospital. She is survived by her three children, Karl E. Foord, Madeleine Smith Foord and David M. Foord, and two grandchildren.


George A. Beck on March 3, 2020. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. He was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team, which later became known as the U.S. Navy Seals. Following World War II, he returned to Allegheny and earned a degree in chemical engineering. He entered into the family business, the Pennsylvania Refining Co. in Karns City. He became plant manager, a position he retained until his retirement in 1975. He was a longtime director on the Karns City Area School Board. Following his retirement, he and his wife became world travelers, traveling to Europe, Africa, South America and Australia. He is survived by his wife, Sheila McCollough Beck; a daughter, Pam; two sons, Daniel and George; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Marjorie Ritchie.

Josephine Smith Catalano  on May 16, 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and dramatic arts. She worked at an Iowa radio station and at the Johnson County Extension Office. Following her retirement in 1984, she volunteered at the Iowa City Public Library, the Iowa City Hospice and Trinity Episcopal Church. She also was a strong supporter of many performing arts organizations in Iowa City. She is survived by a daughter, Lee Arter Catalano; a son, Cosmo Catalano Jr.; two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Betty A. Borgh Cushman on December 21, 2018. She majored in psychology and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta and was active in the Outdoor Club at Allegheny. During World War II, she spent her summers working as a quality control inspector at a Cleveland, Ohio, bomb factory.  In the mid ’60s, she enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master of science in speech pathology. She worked with the Allegheny County Intermediate Unit for the next 24 years until retirement in 1990. She spent her retirement years gardening, staying in touch with her sorority sisters and volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen, and son, Bruce ’75.

Carol Kelly Phillips on February 9, 2020. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and then earned a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Connecticut. She was a teacher, volunteer and traveler. She taught two generations of students at Coventry Grammar School and took delight in introducing students to the joys of nature through Nature’s Classroom. Her commitment to volunteerism and worthy causes included the League of Women Voters, teaching English as a Second Language, serving as a poll worker, and helping coordinate the annual book sale for the Friends of Mansfield, Connecticut, Library. She is survived by her sons, Alvah G. Phillips ’79 and Roger T. Phillips, and four granddaughters.  

Mabel Smith Torrey on April 26, 2020. She received a master’s of library science from Case Western Reserve. She served as the head librarian at the Lower Southampton Township Library  for many years. She is survived by her brother, Lewis Oliver; two daughters, Deb Torrey and Judy Catalano; a son, Dave Torrey, and three grandchildren.

Barbara Johnson Wigton on March 30, 2020. She taught first grade in the Butler Area School District. She was also on the start-up board of Penn Christian Academy. She helped with Meals on Wheels, and was involved in the Art Association of Butler County. She was a former member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Butler where she taught Sunday School. Surviving are her children, Susan Benner, WilliamWigton, Jeffrey Wigton and David Wigton, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


 Hugh M. Crawford on May 16, 2020. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he graduated from Allegheny, where he met his wife, the late Marilyn Schreiber ’50, and then attended McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister. He served congregations in Meadville, Bellefonte and West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, before becoming a full-time chaplain at Allegheny General Hospital, where he served what he believed to be his true pastoral calling: compassionate support to patients and families in need. After retiring from full-time ministry, and moving to Washington, Pennsylvania, he continued to serve as an interim minister to churches in the Washington Presbytery, including the Church of the Covenant. Surviving are his daughters, Christina Bowers, Carolyn McElwain and Elizabeth Evans; a son, Stephen Crawford; special family friend Lynn Pelco; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard E. Davis on July 6, 2020. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. He retired from Mesta Machine Co. in the Pittsburgh area and then was a docent at the Frick Art and Historical Center. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Susan Fahringer and Laura Osmond, four grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Davis ’50.

Jane Winship Livezey on February 7, 2020. She was a lifelong learner, receiving her bachelor’s degree in English and her certificates in high school and elementary education. In 1979, she returned to school and received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from California State Fullerton. She had taught in Cleveland and in Fullerton and also mentored student teachers. She is survived by her children, Susan Maloney, Don and Brian, and six grandchildren. 

Marjorie Cochran Thomas on March 30, 2020. She also received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Miami. She was employed as a church organist and choir director. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Florida, where she sang in the choir, played handbells and served terms as deacon and elder. She also sang in the Chautauqua Choir. She is survived by three children, Daniel C. Thomas, Susan Thomas Thompson and Nancy Thomas Farmer; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Patricia Cochran Alberts.


Clarice Williams Allexsaht on February 22, 2020. She met her husband, Robert Allexsaht ’50, who survives, at Allegheny and they married in 1951. She later earned a degree in nursing at Cook County School of Nursing. Over the course of several moves across the country, she raised her three children and continued to work in many aspects of nursing. Along the way she picked up a teaching certificate and taught kindergarten. Toward the end of her career, she worked in nursing homes in northern California. In retirement, she and her husband returned to Western New York. Retirement brought her back to teaching in literacy programs for children and adults and volunteer work with hospice. Besides her husband, she is survived by her two daughters, Martha Allexsaht Snider and Sarah Malnati; her son, William Allexsaht, and five granddaughters.

J. Donald Lundell on March 18, 2020. He attended Virginia Military Institute for one year before joining the U.S. Army. He finished his study after the war and graduated from Allegheny with a degree in business. He started his career with Ohio Rubber in Conneautville and Westinghouse Electric in Meadville, before joining The Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company in Conneaut, Ohio, where he worked 25 years before retiring in 1983. He started as a cost analyst but retired as the supervisor of personnel of the dock company. Survivors include three children, Dennis, Susan and Robert; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Raymond Lundell.

Charles P. McGeary, Jr. on May 23, 2020. After serving in the U.S. military, he worked as an engineer for Virginia Electric Power Company.  He obtained his pilot’s license, flying a Piper Cub. He then worked for the Erie Business Center, eventually becoming the owner and director. He flew a small plane regularly between Erie and eastern Virginia. He also sailed all over the Great Lakes, down the Eastern Seaboard, and around the Bahamas. He was a member of the Kiwanis for over 50 years, a member of the Power Squadron and the EAA. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Sample; two sons, Christopher McGeary and David McGeary; a daughter, Deborah McCaughtry, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Joan Ross Aseltine on May 14, 2020. She went on as a recruit for General Electric’s Engineering Aide program.  She also attended graduate school at the University of Colorado. She stayed at home and took great pride in the educational accomplishments of her sons. She is survived by her sons, Steve, Mark and Peter, and two granddaughters.

Elisa Camilli Egan on February 24, 2020. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was known for her sense of occasion and style, and as a writer of clever verses and thoughtful notes. A one-time elementary school teacher, she put great emphasis on education and reading. She was a decades-long season ticket holder at the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. As the grandniece of maestro Antonio Modarelli, she was a supporter of the Pittsburgh Symphony from a young age. She served in leadership positions for several organizations, including Heart House, Linden Garden Club, where she was an active member for 60 years, and the Duquesne Women’s Advisory Board. She is survived by her husband, James Murray Egan; their children, twin daughters Marguerite and Luceille, and sons David, James and Peter, and eight grandchildren.

Alfred H. Krall on April 6, 2019. He also held a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Wayne State University. He was a veteran and an ROTC cadet captain, having served a two-year tour of duty.  In 1953, he joined International Salt Company. He retired in 1988 with the title of director of corporate services and assistant secretary and held a variety of responsibilities over his 35-year career. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Gross; a daughter, Mary Nigel Pilling; a son, Alfred H. Jr, and two granddaughters.

Fred B. McEwen on March 18, 2020. Stationed in France during the Korean War, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had attained the rank of corporal. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as lecturer and assistant dean. For 35 years prior to his retirement, he was a professor of English at Waynesburg University, including six years serving as chair of the Department of English. At Waynesburg University, he was honored with the Lucas-Hathaway Teaching Award and professor emeritus. He was awarded the Golden Key Award for a lifetime of significant leadership and involvement at Waynesburg. Survivors include a brother, John Lizza.

Charles R. Wilson, Jr.  on April 17, 2020. In 1937, he was afflicted with polio, a paralyzing disease that had no cure at the time. He was expected to die at age 7, but recovered to live a full and healthy life. He  graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His internal medicine residency was at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. After his residency, he became an officer in the U.S. Navy. Returning to Pittsburgh, he was an attending physician at West Penn Hospital where he spent the rest of his entire career. In addition to his private practice, he was a member of the teaching faculty, and served as chair of the Department of Medicine from 1969 to 1985. Among the many achievements throughout his career, he was particularly proud to be awarded the hospital’s Gold Headed Cane Award in 1983, which is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the medical faculty exemplifying the best qualities of physician, teacher, and researcher. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Corba Wilson; his sister, Jacquelyn Wilson Hill; his children, Charles R. III, Karen Wilson Connor and Gary, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


John F. Barrows on June 10, 2020. After his graduation from Allegheny, he earned a master’s in public administration at Syracuse University before three years of active duty as a junior lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He then spent 18 months in Washington, D.C., working as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.   In 1962, after four years as a budget analyst for the City of San Diego, he worked as Marin’s assistant county administrator.. In 1971 he became the county’s administrator and retired in 1989. For many years, he was especially involved with the Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association, which provides affordable housing for seniors. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Fiery; his daughters, Sally Molinaro and Annie Goldstein, and two granddaughters.

Anne E. Bowes on May 21, 2020. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. For many years, she was a clinical child psychologist and director of clinical training at the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Center, later the Center for Children and Families at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. In her retirement, she volunteered at East End Cooperative Ministry, Animal Friends, Women’s Shelter of Allegheny County, and in varied capacities at Third Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her brother, Louis A. Ferris, Jr. 

Gladys M. Haddad on June 2, 2020. She went on to earn a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She was a teacher in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District and was a professor of Women’s Studies at Case Western. She was an avid reader, writer, and historian, and she authored two books.

Carole McClain McIndoe on March 1, 2020. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She married classmate “Skip” McIndoe ’52 who later graduated from Temple University Medical School and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1959, seven month old son, Scott, was found to have almost total hearing loss caused by Rubella during her pregnancy. This began her passion and career in deaf education. After moving to Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, Carole and Scott attended the John Tracy Clinic for deaf children, where they participated in the critical study that launched the computer-assisted Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) hearing test in newborns. As a result of the Rubella pandemic, Congressional funding was made available for Fellowships in deaf education. Carole drove 80 miles each way to the UCLA program and earned her certification as a Teacher of the Deaf. In 1964, upon transfer to England at USAF Hospital South Ruislip, Scott enrolled in an English public school with a special education classroom for children with hearing loss. When the district director of schools was advised of Carole’s certification, he asked the Home Secretary to pursue the U.S. Ambassador’s approval and allow her to be employed as a certified teacher of the deaf. She was assigned to the West Middlesex County area as a peripatetic teacher for the families who had children newly diagnosed with a hearing loss. After relocating to Biloxi, Mississippi, Carole enrolled in the Southern Mississippi master’s degree program for learning disabilities in deaf students. Through her studies, she discovered the Hiskey-Nebraska test of learning ability was not giving an accurate assessment of children with hearing loss. She went on to establish the first Mississippi day school for deaf children. In 1975, the family moved to Maryland where Carole taught within the Montgomery County Public School Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, served as interim director for six months, and later became responsible for assigning all deaf students to appropriate county schools. She attended the school psychology program at Gallaudet University and earned her school psychologist certification. She retired from Montgomery County Public Schools in 1998. She was a long-time supporter of the Montgomery County Association for Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC). She served as president and was voted Teacher of the Year. She was cited by the State of Maryland for her work on the bill that passed requiring all newborns be tested with the BAER hearing test before discharge from the hospital. Prior to her retirement, she started a scholarship fund with MCAHIC that is awarded to a deaf high school graduate attending college. Her contributions to deaf education have significantly improved the lives of her students and their families. She is survived by her husband, Darrell W. McIndoe; her children, Wendy Austin, Darrell Bruce ’79, Ronald Scott and Holly Beaulac ’85, and 10 grandchildren.


Emily Engle Jarrett on June 15, 2020. After graduation, she was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was one of only two women attending at the time. She left law school to begin teaching at the Ellis School in Pittsburgh. She began a 30-year career working with non-profit organizations, consulting on fundraising and capital campaigns for Sewickley Academy, the Ellis School, St. Edmund’s Academy, Carriage House, Gilda’s Club and the Neighborhood Academy. In addition to her consulting work, she also served on several non-profit boards, including Pressley Ridge and Bethlehem Haven. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Exton, Marguerite McClintic and Lydia Ball, and seven grandchildren.

Marla Schneider McMahon on May 27, 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education. She spent most of her life in Broadview Heights, Ohio, raising her family. She is survived by her five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jane Saville Smith on March 28, 2020. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics. After graduation, she worked in the pension office at the DuPont Company before raising her family and working as a homemaker. She was a member of the Caesar Rodney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the American Association of University Women, and a life member of the Clearfield County Pennsylvania Historical Society. She competed in the Senior Olympics and had won numerous medals. She is survived by her children, Gerald Smith and Elizabeth Smith, and four grandchildren.

Joyce Melvin Watson on January 18, 2020. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was the director of the Norwin Public Library in Irwin, Pennsylvania, from which she retired in 1991. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Watson; her sons, David P. Watson and Andrew M. Watson; a daughter, Lizabeth Watson ’80; four grandsons, two great-grandchildren, and her sister, Eleanor Jean Wiegand.


Joanne White Dzina on May 13, 2020. After attending Allegheny and graduating from Penn State University, she worked as a teacher in Pittsburgh and Bradford, Pennsylvania, before making her way to New York City and working in the pattern design division of Vogue Butterick in the Empire State Building. She eventually settled in Dallas, Texas, with her family. She is survived by her husband, Richard P. Dzina, her children and eight grandchildren.

William W. McVay on June 8, 2020. While at Allegheny, he played football and baseball, lettering in baseball all four years. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and started his legal career in the law office of James P. McArdle, shortly thereafter becoming a partner in the firm McArdle, McLaughlin, Paletta & McVay. He was a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. During his career, he was designated legal counsel for the United Transportation Union for more than 30 years. He was admitted before every level of court, up to and including, the U.S. Supreme Court. He received a Certificate of Meritorious Service in recognition of 60 years of distinguished service as a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, Sara Provins McVay; his children, Janice M. McVay  and James M. McVay II, five grandchildren, and a sister, Martha McVay Hills.


Marilyn Mills Hesse on January 1, 2020. She was a member of the Allegheny Singers. She also earned a master’s degree from Trinity College. She worked as an energy policy analyst and grants manager with the State of Connecticut. She was very involved in her community, serving in leadership roles on the Windsor Board of Education, the League of Women Voters, and the Palette and Brush Club. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Loomer and Jennifer Trinks; her sons, Joseph H. Hesse and William Hesse; her sister, Maureen Erb, and four grandchildren. 

Wayland C. Kerr on July 14, 2020. While at Allegheny, he met and later married Ruth Siegman ’57, who preceded him in death on June 11, 1989. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, and worked for more than 30 years for IBM. After he retired from IBM, he volunteered for Austin, Texas, Caregivers, Meals on Wheels, and United Christian Church.  He is survived by wife, Mary Brennan-Kerr; two sons, David and Scott; a stepson, Rick Brennan; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. 

Alan R. McCombs on July 10, 2020. After moving to the Cleveland area, he worked as an accounting supervisor for Towmotor Corporation, and then Caterpillar, for most of his career. He is survived by his wife, Susan McCombs; a daughter, Tracy Baranauskas; two grandchildren; his sisters, Judith Inman and Lael Washburn Bagg; two stepdaughters, Laura Sandahl and Michele Edmiston, and three step-grandchildren.

Richard H Popeney on July 15, 2020. He worked for the Erie Railroad during the summers while attending Allegheny. While at Allegheny, he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He then served in the U.S. Air Force. He was on reserve status until 1967, attaining the rank of captain. He went to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business where he graduated with an MBA in accounting. He began his career as a staff accountant with Ernest & Ernst in Cleveland and became a partner in the firm. He retired as partner and controller from Ernst & Whinney in 1988. He continued to work as a consultant with the company during its merger with the Arthur Young Co. in 1989. He was a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.  He is survived by a sister, Charlotte Phillips.


 John E. Snover on March 16, 2020. He attended Allegheny through a scholarship for swimming. He owned and operated Sweetser Lumber Company in Marion, Indiana, from 1976 to 1997. He later worked as a sales representative for All-American Homes in Decatur. He had served on the City of Huntington Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. He had also served on the Huntington County United Economic Development Committee and the CDC Platt Committee.  He is survived by his wife, Joanie S. Veach; two sons, Scott Snover and Jeff Snover; a daughter, Julie Lahr; two stepsons, Rob Veach  and Darin Veach; a brother, Donald Snover; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.


Patricia L. Moorhead Barton on December 30, 2019. She graduated from Allegheny General Hospital School of Medical Technology and was a registered member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She remained active in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, throughout her life. She is survived by her children, Reed Barton, Melissa Edenfield and Susie Simpson, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Jean L. Goldsborough Clark on August 7, 2020. She finished her bachelor’s degree at Baldwin-Wallace University. She had contracted polio when in 4th grade, and her life was adversely affected, but she tried not to let it change her positive outlook. As with most former polio patients, she endured post-polio syndrome, which weakened what muscles were left from polio of her shoulder, upper arms, neck, throat muscles. She briefly taught 2nd grade in California. After that, she had a tutoring business in her home. She is survived by her husband, Daniel O. Clark, and a brother, Ted Goldborough.

Adelaide Skelly Colwell on February 27, 2020. Upon graduation, she returned to Pampa, Texas, to teach at Horace Mann Elementary School for two years while her husband was in military service. She spent the rest of her life in a career as a wife, mother and grandmother. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of the Lovett Library in Pampa, Pampa Community Concert Association, supported the Temple Symphony Orchestra, and founded the Colwell Family Fine Arts Scholarship through the Temple College Foundation. She is survived by her son, Brent Thompson Colwell; a daughter, Anne M. Colwell Clemons; three granddaughters, and her sisters, Martha Crowley, Rebecca Edgren, Natalie Stephenson, Prudence Traut, Phoebe Duggan and Gretchen Zimmer. 

Rose A. Longo on July 1, 2020. She is survived by her sister, Riccarda Mackanin.


Hugh W. Lange on June 21, 2020. He completed his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank in Pittsburgh, and then moved on to the business office at Carnegie Mellon University. He then became the controller at Alfred University in 1970 and stayed with the university until his retirement in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Susan Clinger Lange;  his former spouse, Carol Reed Lange ’59, and their five children, Cathy Long, Linda Malecky, Bob Lange, John Lange and Scott Lange; 12 grandchildren; three stepchildren, Beth Benson, Jean Yorio, and Cheryl LaPrade, and seven step-grandchildren. 

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

David L. Stainbrook on March 28, 2020. He played varsity basketball and received his bachelor’s degree in history. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany for four years. He went on to be a police officer in Tucson, Arizona. He then moved to the Monterey Peninsula in California where he became a claims adjuster and private investigator. He is survived by his brother, Elmer Stainbrook; three children, Tamara Hardisty, Stacie Tarsitano and David Stainbrook II, and 11 grandchildren.


William V. Hrach, Jr. on June 15, 2020. While at Allegheny, he worked in the school dining hall, was a member of the ROTC and was president of Delta Tau Delta. After college, He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the level of captain before attending graduate school at the University of Missouri. He moved to Texas for a job at Vought/LTV Aerospace, later Lockheed Martin/Loral Corporation where he worked for more than 35 years as an aerospace engineer. He participated in numerous flight and missile intercept projects. He co-authored a paper that won “Best Paper” at the Annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Missile Defense Agency Technology Conference in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Nita Grace Stryton; his brother, Robert J.; his children, Lauren Andre Kelly, Nathan Adam, Lexa Arlene Kommor and Sally Anne Helmer; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Contributions in his honor may be made to Allegheny College, Attention: Development Department Annual Fund/Scholarship in Memory of William V. Hrach Jr., Class of 1960.

Gretchen Kruse Price on January 27, 2020. She earned two master’s degrees, both in psychology, from the University of Northern Colorado. She spent her life teaching, starting in Dayton and then Cleveland, Ohio. After moving to Denver, Colorado, she was head of student education at Columbia HCA, a psychiatric hospital. She also taught developmentally challenged students for the Douglas County School System for 14 years and retired in 2004. In retirement, she moved to St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina, where she enjoyed her book club, gardening, bridge, and mahjong. Her great joy was belonging to the Sea Notes choral group; she loved singing. She is survived by her husband, Dawson Price; her children, Tom and David; her sister, Katy, and three grandchildren.

Robert L. Unger on March 30, 2020. He obtained his MBA from Columbia University. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserve. His professional career was highlighted by holding executive roles in the Consumer Health Care Division of Pfizer in Manhattan. After retiring, he enjoyed teaching, politics and traveling. He is survived by three sons, Jonathan M. Unger, Kenneth J. Unger and Brian S. Unger; three grandchildren, and his brother, Arthur C. Unger.


John L. Waite on May 23, 2020. He attained Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries and was an accomplished pension actuary, serving many clients during his years at Alexander & Alexander (later Aon). During his career he displayed his skill at teaching and communicating complex financial analysis to a broad audience of pension plan sponsors, co-workers and actuarial students. He served his community as a member of Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, serving on the board of the Abington YMCA, and volunteering at the Abington Free Library. He is survived by his wife, Evelynne Marie McCartney ’62; three sons, Jon, Matt and Tim; five grandchildren, and his brother, Steven.

David W. Wuerthele on April 7, 2020. While at Allegheny, he met his wife of 59 years, Christine Miller ’61. Together they raised three children, Rich Wuerthele, Glen Wuerthele and Lorna Mattern. He attended Suffolk University in Boston, where he earned his MBA. For three decades, he was the registrar at Springfield College where he started and served as the director of the summer session. He loved coaching youth sports and was instrumental in helping girls soccer grow in western Massachusetts. He was the first girl’s varsity soccer coach at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham. After moving to Arizona, he was an active volunteer for the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Wickenburg Walk to Boot Breast Cancer.  In addition to his children, he is survived by his brother, Mike Wuerthele; a sister, Debbie Danz; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Christine M Wuerthele on July 3, 2020. It was at Allegheny that she met her husband of nearly 60 years, David W. Wuerthele ’61, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2020. She stayed home raising their children before returning to work at Springfield College as an administrative assistant to the registrar. She was a founding member and president of the Wickenburg Breast Cancer Network, where she helped raise thousands of dollars to help support local breast cancer survivors through the annual Wickenburg Walks to Boot Breast Cancer event. She was an active volunteer for the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and opened her home to Cowgirl Up artists. She is survived by her three children, Rich Wuerthele, Glen Wuerthele and Lorna Mattern; her brother, Richard Miller, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.


Glenn A. Beckert on April 12, 2020. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and played baseball. After graduation, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1962. Traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1965 where he spent nine seasons as second baseman, he was a four-time All Star for the Cubs and received a Golden Glove for his defensive work in 1968. He finished his baseball career playing for the San Diego Padres. Prior to his retirement, he was a commodities broker for the Chicago Board of Trade and relocated to Englewood, Fla., where he lived until his passing. Survivors include two daughters, Tracy Seaman and Dana Starck; his companion, Mary Bruce Standley; a sister, Carole Lancaster, and five grandchildren.

Margaret Stewart Butcher on April 26, 2020. She graduated with degrees in psychology and English. She had a love for writing that was exemplified in many different facets during her career. She retired after more than 25 years as the publisher/managing editor of the Green Tree Times. She was greatly involved in numerous activities and various organizations, such as Animal Advocates, to enhance and better her community. She is survived by her two sons, Mark and Michael;  and two granddaughters.

Richard F. Grannis on April 21, 2020. He joined the ROTC and became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a research and development analyst for the State of Arizona and retired from there after 30 years in 2001. Prior to that, he had worked at the Job Service placement office in west Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; his sons, Anthony and Jerrold; a daughter, Kristin; three grandchildren, and his brother, John.


Raymond McDonald on May 5, 2020. He joined the U.S. Air Force, serving in Germany.  He was a board member of the Chamber Music Society, regularly attended the San Antonio Symphony, and graciously volunteered with many arts organizations. He is survived by his children, Michael McDonald, Sandra Dizdar and Andrew McDonald; his sisters, Judy Capone and Jeanette Dill; three grandchildren and his former spouse, Maria Prasser.

Donna Gow Taylor on November 25, 2019. She spent 44 years in the education field, working with preschool and kindergarten-age pupils. She held a bachelor of science in psychology, a master of science in special education, and a master of science in early childhood education. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tarentum and spent her time doing committee work for A.B.C. of Pennsylvania and Delaware, and volunteering at Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Madden Taylor; a son, James Taylor; three daughters, Rachel Locke, Margaret Werner and Sarah Harris; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


James V. Cesario on May 6, 2020. Until his retirement, he worked for the Connecticut State Department of Labor for 35 years, most recently as an appeals claim referee. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and held several offices. He is survived by his wife, the former Rosemary Kerestury, and his sister, Anne Reilly.

Ronald E. Comfort on April 5, 2020. After Allegheny, he taught high school in Erie before going to the University of Florida for his doctorate. In 1971, he was hired by the University of Virginia, where he spent his career as a professor, a department chair and an associate dean at the Curry School of Education. He had a heart transplant in 1994, and his horizons expanded to include many trips abroad. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Heather; his son, Jason, and one grandchild.

John C. Johannesmeyer on June 2, 2020. He was an Alden Scholar while at Allegheny. He earned his master’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University. From 1965 to 1974 he worked for Talon, Inc. in management positions in industrial engineering and human resources. He moved from Pennsylvania to Florida and was employed by Martin Marietta Aerospace from 1974 to 1978 in the Quality and Human Resources divisions. In 1978, he joined the Walt Disney Corporation. He retired from Disney in 1999 after serving as the vice president of Human Resources: Benefits, Compensation and Relocation. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Smith Johannesmeyer; his children, Jack Johannesmeyer, Laura Johannesmeyer Boisvert and Carrie Johannesmeyer Lindley, five grandchildren and two brothers.

Richard A. Reiss on February 20, 2020. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked in residential and commercial construction, owning his own company, and as a licensed general contractor. He is survived by wife, Catherine Reese Reiss; two sons, Scott A. Reiss and Ken E. Reiss; a daughter, Susan Reiss Mille; four grandchildren; two sisters, Martha Reiss Sekely and Kay Reiss; a stepsister, Jackie Richard Kadane, and two stepbrothers, David Richard and Bruce Richard.

Sara Altstetter Rucosky on May 11, 2020. She received her master’s degree in education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She taught French, German and English at Garfield in Johnstown, and at Conemaugh Township High School in Davidsville, Pennsylvania. An adventurer with a gift for languages, she traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Thailand, Australia, visited Machu Picchu and the Amazonian jungle. She is survived by her husband, Walter V. Rucosky; two children, Tanya and Ilsa, and three grandchildren.


John F. Crichton on February 20, 2020. He earned a degree in physics. He retired in 2008 after a 40-year career as an engineer in the Copy Products Division of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, where he earned numerous patents. He was one of four family members who attended Allegheny. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a son, John Crichton; a granddaughter, and a brother, Philip Crichton ’63.


Laurence N. Hobbs on June 18, 2020. After graduation, he joined Fred S. James Corp. and embarked on a 35-year career in the insurance brokerage industry. He later worked for General Steamship Corp. in Mill Valley, California, for 10 years before retiring in 2018. 

Kenneth Kolson on March 23, 2020. In 2016, he came out of retirement after a long and distinguished career to serve as the American Council of Trustees and Alumni vice president of policy. He was the deputy director of research at the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1985 to 2007 and was detailed as a foreign affairs officer in the U.S. Department of State for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 2007. He was a teacher and a scholar, whose interests and work spanned a wide array of areas, including urban planning, American history and political science. After receiving his undergraduate degree in political science, he earned his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Kentucky. He then served for 15 years on the faculty of Hiram College and subsequently as a lecturer in the University Honors Program from 1991 to 1999 at the University of Maryland. He also taught urban planning in Finland in 2006 and in Lithuania in 2014 as a Fulbright Scholar. Among his honors were a John Adams Fellowship at the University of London and an Eccles Fellowship at the British Library. He was also named a fellow in 1992 by the Council for Excellence in Government. During the 1970s and 1980s, he received grants to research curriculum development from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ohio Program in the Humanities. His published works include Big Plans: The Allure and Folly of Urban Design. He also published numerous other reviews and essays in political science. He is survived by his wife, Jane Kolson; a daughter, Amanda Kolson Hurley; a son, Ted, and a grandson.


John E. Smothers on January 26, 2020. He was a member of Alpha Chi Rho. He sang in the Allegheny College Choir from 1965 to 1968 under the direction of Dr. W.S. Wright North. He also sang in the Allegheny Singers under Dr. Morten J. Luvaas just before Dr. Luvaas retired, and he hosted a weekly rhythm and blues radio show on WARC from 1965 to 1967. He earned a master’s degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English from Allegheny. At that time, he won the Jesse Hauk Shera Award, given to the outstanding writer of research papers in his graduating class. In addition, he completed a semester’s work toward a master’s degree in English at the University of Iowa. He worked from 1973 through his retirement in 2007 as a film librarian, branch manager and technical services department head for the Monmouth County Library System in New Jersey. He was an art collector and world traveler. He was a member of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for more than a quarter-century, and participated in their concert tours of England and Germany. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Joyce Wolfe Smothers ’69, and his daughter, Laura Smothers-Chu.


Kenneth H. Dominick on May 7, 2020.  He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a master’s in fine art. Before retiring in 2014, he worked as a cartographer for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kelley-Dominick, and a brother, William Dominick.


Robert Noble on April 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his children, Andy, Katie, Jeff and Lauren; seven grandchildren, and two sisters,  Beth Zins and Lynn Hunter.


Phyllis A. Hoople on July 6, 2020. She worked as the administrative assistant to the vice president of development and alumni affairs at Allegheny College for more than 20 years and served as the chair of the board of the Crawford County Conservation District for 20 years. She was predeceased by her father, Dr. R. Duane Good ’37; mother, Virginia Good Derr; stepmother, R. Jean Good Hayes ’38, and stepmother, June Good Prather. She is survived by her husband, Jim Hoople ’72; her children, Jenny Raul, ’01 Sally Hoople ’03, and Jeremy Hoople ’05, and her sister, Patti Rentz Good.


Jeanne Holets Reilly  on April 3, 2020. She studied early childhood development at Allegheny and the University of Maryland, receiving her master’s degree in 1974. In 1970, while at Allegheny, she met Scott Reilly ’71 and they were married in 1973. She took great joy in her career teaching preschoolers in cooperative and traditional nursery schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. Following her retirement from almost 30 years of teaching, she coordinated sessions bringing together senior citizens and students for Interages, now a program of the Jewish Council for Aging, and tutored third graders in reading for the agency’s Grandreaders program. She is survived by her husband, Scott Reilly; two daughters, Erin Reilly-Sanders and Andrea Reilly, and a brother, George Holets.

Douglas C. Renson on February 29, 2020. He earned his master’s of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a certified public accountant who began his career at Arthur Young & Co. in Pittsburgh and KPMG in Greensboro, North Carolina. He then worked as the director of IT for Natuzzi Americas in High Point. He is survived by his wife, Maida Metz Renson; his sisters, Debra Roberts, Lynne Rendon and Barbara Orr, and his brother, David Renson.


Q. Todd Dickinson on May 3, 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. From 1981 to 1990, he served as in-house intellectual property counsel for Chevron Corporation. While in San Francisco he was eager to support LGBT causes. During these years he was a founding board member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and served on the National Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign Fund (now the Human Rights Campaign).  He was also appointed by then-mayor Dianne Feinstein to be the city’s parking commissioner. In 1990, he moved to Philadelphia, where he served as chief counsel for IP and Technology for Sun Company, Inc. (Sunoco) and later as counsel with the law firm Dechert Price & Rhoads. In Philadelphia, he was again active in numerous political, civic and professional organizations, including the Liberty City Democratic Club, the Pride of Philadelphia Election Committee and the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia. He was also a founding master with the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court for IP law in Philadelphia and advised the SAE chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1997, he moved to Washington, D.C., and joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In 1998, he was appointed as deputy assistant secretary of commerce and deputy commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. The following year he was appointed as assistant secretary and commissioner. Shortly thereafter his titles changed and he became the first Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office following the enactment of the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999. In 2001, he joined the law firm of Howrey Simon Arnold & White as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. In 2004, he joined the General Electric Company as vice president and chief intellectual property counsel. In 2008, he became executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and returned to Washington, D.C. In 2015, he joined the law firm of Novak Druce Connolly Bove and Quigg. Beginning in the spring semester of 2019, he co-lectured a seminar in International IP Law at the George Washington University Law School. At the time of his death, he served on the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Board of Visitors, the George Washington University School of Law Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Board of Directors of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board Bar Association, on which he’d served since its founding in 2016. Among his many honors were his induction to the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2012, and the naming in his honor of the Q. Todd Dickinson Inn of Court for IP Law in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his husband, Robert H. Atkins, and his brother, John D. Dickinson.


Michael G. Dombrowski on January 17, 2020. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was a resident of the Milwaukee area for more than 30 years. He was a corporate attorney at Firstar/U.S. Bank and Metavante/FIS Global before finishing his career and retiring from FIS Global. He is survived by his wife, Monica Stariha; his brother, Neil Dombrowski, and a sister, Mary Jean Cromartie.


Priscilla Randall on June 12, 2020. After her work in the Cleveland Public School District, she created an in-home child-care program in Portland, Maine. She continued the work when she moved to Washington, D.C.  and worked at the Murch Extended Day program. She is survived by a daughter, Eowyn Na Randall.


Elizabeth Pletcher Snyder on February 23, 2020. She was part owner and operator of Snyder Tire in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, with her husband for many years. She is survived by her husband, Bob Snyder; a son, Jesse; a daughter, Megan; three grandchildren; her brothers, Hank Pletcher and Bill Pletcher, and a sister, Lu Pletcher.


Kirsten Olson Koenig on April 18, 2020. She spent more than 30 years working at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.  She is survived by her husband, Peter Jr.; sons, Peter III and Andrew; her mother, Ann Olson, and her sisters, Susan and Karen Olson.


Gregory A. Lutz on July 2, 2019. He practiced law in San Diego for 32 years and was the head swim coach at Torrey Pines High School for 14 years. He is survived by his parents, Francis Lutz and Lorraine Lutz; his children, Alexandra, Christopher, Andrew, Robert and Emily, and siblings, Martha, Stephen and James.

Robert J. Tomaszewski, Jr. on March 9, 2020. He transferred to the University of Pittsburgh to finish his bachelor’s degree in economics and theatre arts. He also received his teaching certification from Pitt and later received a master’s degree in rehabilitation science from Clarion University. He was employed by the Oil City Area School District for 29 years. He is survived by his parents, Robert J. Tomaszewski Sr. and Claudia Iseman Tomaszewski; his wife, Bridget Marie Foy Tomaszewski;  his sons, Shaun Allen Tomaszewski and Mark Allen Tomaszewski; two brothers, John Tomaszewski and Dan Tomaszewski; three-grandchildren, and three step-children, Ryan Hess, Nicholas Hess and Melissa Hess.


Sandra Lee Clancy on May 15, 2020. After high school, she worked as a beautician and earned several degrees, including a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Allegheny and a bachelor’s degree in religious and lay ministry from Mercyhurst College.  She was a Sunday School teacher for St. Agatha’s religious education program through Seton Catholic School. She helped to develop the Meadville Area Catholic Youth Ministry. She also continued her beautician work for the Crawford County Care Center. She was presented with the Award for Mission Activity for School Age Children from The Diocese of Erie Youth and Young Adult Ministry. In 2009, she was recognized as a YWCA Tribute to Women Honoree of Spirituality. She was a cheerleading coach for Saegertown High School. She also served on the board of directors for the Meadville Area Scholarship Organization. She is survived by a daughter, Heather: two grandchildren, and a brother, William Aylsworth. 

Martha Crouse Wiseman on April 22, 2020. She earned an executive MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s in adult education from Duquesne University. She spent more than 35 years doing talent and leadership development and training for several companies in the Pittsburgh area, including Eat’n Park Hospitality Group and Medrad. Most recently, she was author, speaker, and learning and development consultant at Marti Wiseman, LLC. Her book, The Panhandler and the Professional, co-written with Kendall C. Shrum, was published in 2020. Over the past few years, she had developed a strong interest in the complex issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and a heartfelt desire to help de-stigmatize them. The central theme of the book is that without deep understanding, these devastating societal troubles can never be successfully addressed. She was an active volunteer and past board president for both Pups Providing Hope, and Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry. She is survived by her husband, Ray Wiseman; her mother, Diane Crouse, and her sisters, Linda Binde, Mary Gamble and Betsy Crouse.


Jeffrey S. Melvin on February 1, 2020. At Allegheny,  he studied physics and excelled in football and baseball. He worked in the Gas Turbine Research and Development Lab at Parker Hannifin for 10 years before working at Moen, Inc. as vice president of Global Quality for the last 25 years in the Cleveland area. He was a Eucharistic minister at St. John of the Cross Parish for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Azusenis; his daughters, Jenna, Jaclyn and Rachel; his parents, Larry and Audeen, and a brother, Robert.


Randal J. Zell on July 2, 2020. He was a biology teacher and a cross country and girls basketball coach at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is survived by his parents, Floyd and Gisela Zell; his wife, Dr. Katherine Gracki Zell, and stepdaughter, Amelle.


William E. Gresh, Jr. on February 26, 2020. He was a marathon runner, and participated in many other races. He always took pride in his bountiful crop of cucumbers, corn, garlic, and tomatoes in Holmes, Pennsylvania. He was a two time reigning champion for best-tasting tomato. At Thanksgiving, he had a tradition of ordering 100 pounds of cabbage to make into sauerkraut. In the fall, he looked forward to his annual visit to Allegheny College during Homecoming. At Christmas, the bigger the tree the better. He valued traditions and looked forward to them.  He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Greller Gresh, and his brothers, Timothy Gresh and George Gresh.


Brian Hill on March 26, 2020.


Grant Bogue on April 2, 2020. He was an assistant professor at Allegheny.

Jonathan B. Holmes on May 24, 2020. He was a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Allegheny.

Bernice K. Cervone on June 28, 2020. She was a secretary at Allegheny.