In Memoriam

Virginia Guenther Smith ’40 of Rome, N.Y., died April 26, 2018. She taught at the former Bell Road/Clough Elementary School, retiring in 1979. Surviving are her daughters, Georgette Smith Pritchard ’67, Candice Fike, Cynthia Freeman, Lorraine Szaraz and Holly Puglio; 12 grandchildren, including Carolyn Pritchard ’97; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Katharine Miller Tierney ’40 of Fulton, N.Y., died May 29, 2018. She taught for more than 25 years, many years at Lanigan Elementary School. Katharine is survived by two children, Ellen Tierney Kane ’65 and James Tierney; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Miller Heagerty ’32 and Dorothy Miller Gleason ’34.

Fern Clement Campbell ’43 of Tucson, Ariz., died Feb. 21, 2018. She earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University. Fern was a teacher and librarian in Utica, Lowville and Liverpool, N.Y. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Fern was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Frank Campbell ’45.

Marjorie Ball Brown ’45 of Melbourne, Fla., died Jan. 31, 2018. She taught in the Camden (N.Y.) Central School District for 31 years, retiring in 1978. Marjorie is survived by her husband of more than 73 years, Irwin Brown ’47; and her daughter, Carole Jean Brown.

Elizabeth Young Loughlin ’46 of Buffalo Grove, Ill., died Feb. 23, 2018. She was a teacher for many years, beginning her career in New York before raising her family. Betty later continued her career in Buffalo Grove, where she taught for more than 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Peter, four children and two granddaughters.

Lorena Berry Wright ’46 of Candor, N.Y., died Feb. 25, 2018. She taught in the Candor Central School District for many years. Lorena is survived by her daughter, Cherylee Wright, five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Beverly Smith Hoehn ’49 of Rome, N.Y., died Jan. 2, 2016. She taught in Holland Patent and Rome, later staying at home to raise her family. Surviving are four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

David Kidd ’49 of Syracuse, N.Y., died May 14, 2018. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a school district administrator for many years, serving as principal and vice principal in Syracuse, Amherst, Ithaca and Liverpool. David is survived by his former wife, Barbara, three children, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Louise Cooper Kellogg ’50 of Hannibal, N.Y., died Jan. 4, 2018. She had been a teacher in Fayetteville (N.Y.) and Hannibal, and she retired from Cato-Meridian (N.Y.) Central School in 1984. Louise is survived by two children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank Silvestri ’50 of Medford, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2018. He taught for many years at Farmingdale (N.Y.) High School. Frank is survived by his wife, Roberta, and three children.

Patricia Bremner White ’50 of Waynesville, N.C., died May 24, 2018. Patti is survived by her son, Donald Mersereau, her granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Ciufo ’51 of Utica, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2018. Nick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He taught at Westmoreland (N.Y.) Central School for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He is survived by two children, four grandchildren, a step-grandson and three great-grandchildren. Nick was predeceased by his wife, Mary Therese Fitzgerald Ciufo ’54.

Elaine Weske MacKelvey ’51 of Erie, Pa., died April 27, 2018. She taught in suburban Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., and taught for many years in the Fairview (Pa.) School District. Elaine is survived by four children and four grandchildren.

William Maher ’51 of Granville, Mass., died June 12, 2017. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher in Simsbury, Conn. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Richard Seeley ’51 of Phoenix, Ariz., died March 4, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Dick taught in South Dakota, Colorado and New York. He earned a master’s degree in 1975 at Arizona State University and became a guidance counselor for the Scottsdale Unified School District. He was predeceased by his former wife, Laurel Seger Seeley ’52, and two daughters.

Anthony Ignasher ’52 of Mooresville, N.C., died Jan. 2, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and earned a master’s degree at New York University. He was a retired teacher and a patrolman in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, three sons and two grandchildren.

Sylvia Goldstein Itkin ’52 of Hamilton Square, N.J., died July 7, 2017. She is survived by her husband, William Rapkin, two daughters, four grandchildren and a stepdaughter.

Laurel Seger Seeley ’52 of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Dec. 19, 2017. She taught in South Dakota, Colorado and New York before moving to Arizona where she taught at Navajo Elementary School for more than 25 years. Laurel earned a master’s degree at Arizona State University in 1972.

Francis Brandon ’54 of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 20, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired after 26 years with the rank of colonel. Frank was survived by his wife, Beverly Moulton Brandon ’55 (who died May 12, 2018), four children, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Beverly Hatch Bollenbacher ’55 of Sweetwater, Tenn., died Feb. 3, 2015. She was the library director of the Sweetwater Public Library for more than 30 years. Beverly is survived by her husband, Gustav ’58; her son, Michael Bollenbacher ’76; and two grandchildren.

Beverly Moulton Brandon ’55 of Austin, Texas, died May 12, 2018. She spent 26 years as a U.S. Air Force officer’s wife. Beverly is survived by four children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Brandon ’54, and her brother, Lee Moulton ’61.

Walter Pryne ’55 of Glenville, N.Y., died March 30, 2018. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1951. Walter was also a graduate of Cornell University. He taught at Scotia (N.Y.) High School for 34 years, retiring in 1988 and continued teaching driver education in summer school for six years following his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary.

Audrey Bradt Earl ’56 of Auburn, N.Y., died March 18, 2018. She taught for many years before raising her family. Audrey worked in the cafeteria at Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Moravia, N.Y., until her retirement. She is survived by her children, daughter and son-in-law, Cindy ’82 and John Durbin ’82; son David, and son John and his wife, Debby; six grandchildren and six great-grandsons.

Stephen Hammond ’56 of Cooperstown, N.Y., died Feb. 28, 2018. Prior to retiring, he had been a teacher and principal, and ran two craft and jewelry stores in Cooperstown with his wife, Jean. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Austin Salmon ’56 of Amsterdam, N.Y., died June 9, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Austin taught industrial arts at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam, N.Y. He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Austin was predeceased by his wife, Teresa Kazmercik Salmon ’58.

Ria Bachmann Breu ’57 of Mattydale, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2017. She taught in the North Syracuse School District until her retirement in 1994. Ria is survived by two children and three grandchildren.

Sandra Lit Koenigsberg ’57 of Trumbull, Conn., died June 4, 2018. She worked for the Westport (Conn.) Board of Education for 15 years. Sandy is survived by her husband, Edward, two children and a granddaughter.

Nicholas Douglas ’58 of Auburn, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2018. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Nick was also a graduate of Syracuse University and taught for many years in the Auburn City School District. Surviving are his wife, Rita, three children, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Charles Hicks ’58 of Bridgton, Maine, died April 4, 2018. He taught in Levittown, N.Y., until 1976 when he moved to Bridgton. For several years, he worked with the West Bridgton Fire Department and worked in the building trade until he returned to teaching at Lake Region High School in Naples, Maine, in 1979. “Wally” is survived by his wife, Carole, a son and a granddaughter.

Teresa Kazmercik Salmon ’58 of Amsterdam, N.Y., died Oct. 8, 2017. She taught at Mohonasen and Schalmont middle schools in New York for over 20 years. Terry was survived by her husband, Austin Salmon ’56 (who died June 9, 2018), three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Warren Wisner ’58 of Morristown, N.Y., died Jan. 7, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Warren earned a master’s degree from St. Lawrence University in 1964 and was a guidance director at Canton Central School for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his son, Gene; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Jeanne Ackerman Greene ’59 of Chiefland, Fla., died June 18, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Paul Greene ’57.

Allen Henderson ’59 of North Syracuse, N.Y., died April 24, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned a master’s degree from SUNY Cortland. He was a teacher and administrator for more than 25 years in the Central Square (N.Y.) Central School District. Allen is survived by his children, Scott Henderson ’88 and Beth Napiorkowski, and four grandchildren.

Leonard Morgenstein ’59 of New York, N.Y., died March 1, 2018. He taught in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District in Nassau County, N.Y., for more than 35 years. Surviving are his wife, Marion, two children and three grandchildren.

Anna Monforte Pederson ’59 of Fulton, N.Y., died March 12, 2018. She worked in the Fulton City School District for many years as a teacher’s aide. Anna is survived by her husband, Brian Pederson ’59, four children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Bruce Franklin ’60 of Oswego died Feb. 19, 2018. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He taught in several districts in New York and Louisiana, and retired from Oswego County BOCES. Bruce is survived by three children, four grandchildren, including Lyndsey Franklin ’08, and four great-grandchildren.

Jeffrey Greabell ’60 of Williamsville, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2018. He was a teacher and administrator for many years at Onondaga Central Schools and at Westfield Academy. He is survived by his wife, Judith, three children, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Judith Turner Greabell ’59. Jeffrey was predeceased by his brother, Leon Greabell ’59.

Joan Cairo Lynch ’60 of Valatie, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Keith.

Karen Granger Northey ’60 of Rome, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2018. She taught in the Rome City School District for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Karen is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

Richard Sadlo ’60 of New Hyde Park, N.Y., died Jan. 19, 2018. He earned a master’s degree at New York University and taught in Great Neck South High School in Lake Success, N.Y., for 30 years. Richard is survived by his wife, Winifred, two sons and two granddaughters.

Eric Wieda ’60 of Sunset Beach, N.C., died May 20, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Eric earned a master’s degree in 1964 from Newark State College, now known as Kean College of New Jersey. He taught in New Jersey for many years. Surviving are his wife, Carol Goss Wieda ’60, and his children, Erin and Eric ’86.

Clive Veri ’61 of Joplin, Mo., died Jan. 20, 2017. He served as president of Lyndon State College from 1983-1989 and Shawnee State University from 1989-1998. Clive is survived by his wife, Jean, two children and six grandchildren.

Rosemary Gaughan Early ’62 of St. Petersburg, Fla., died June 17, 2018. She taught in the Pinellas County School District in Pinellas County, Fla., until her retirement. She is survived by three children and eight grandchildren.

Lawrence Flynn ’62 of Easton, Pa., died Feb. 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Lois.

Ann Petrak Horner ’62 of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., died March 15, 2018. She taught in the Monroe-Woodbury School District in Orange County, N.Y., until her retirement in 1997. Ann is survived by her partner, Paul Fowler ’61, two children and seven grandchildren.

Michael Picciano ’62 of Weedsport, N.Y., died June 22, 2018. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mike earned a master’s degree from SUNY Cortland. He was a teacher and administrator for more than 30 years, retiring as superintendent in Greene, N.Y. Mike is survived by three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Esther Rawson Rogers ’62 of Phoenix, N.Y., died March 5, 2018. She taught mathematics for 34 years in the Hannibal Central School District, retiring in 1996. Esther is survived by her husband, Gerald; two daughters, Sandra Rogers Motyka ’89 and Michelle Folino; and three grandchildren.

Ellen Berner Svenningsen ’62 of Lakewood, Colo., died Jan. 7, 2018. Ellen worked as a librarian on the bookmobile run by the Denver Public Library for many years. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and children, Stephen and Joanne Svenningsen.

Ward Wolff ’62 of Hilton, N.Y., died Oct. 31, 2017. He taught industrial arts prior to earning a master’s degree in counseling from SUNY Brockport. He was a counselor at Brockport Central High School until his retirement in 1995 and an adjunct instructor at SUNY Brockport. Surviving are his wife, Ann, two children and two grandchildren.

Charles Zaner ’62 of Mt. Sinai, N.Y., died Sept. 8, 2016. He is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.

Richard Stratton ’63 of Greenlawn, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Faye, three children and two grandchildren.

Joseph Bena ’64 of Alplaus, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2018. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959. Joe earned a master’s degree at Central Connecticut College in 1973. Joe began his teaching career in 1966 in Newburgh, followed by 35 years as a teacher and legendary wrestling coach in Niskayuna. Following his retirement from teaching, he remained active as a coach in Duanesburg, retiring again in 2014. Surviving are his wife, Lois, four children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Lawrence Marsh ’64 of Hammondsport, N.Y., died May 4, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

David DePan ’66 of Warners, N.Y., died March 3, 2018. He taught at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and Liverpool High School. David was a member of the Warners Fire Department for 38 years, attaining the rank of captain of the fire police. He was the fire commissioner for five years. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, two children, two stepchildren and six grandchildren.

Marian Kelleher ’66 of Redding, Conn., died March 12, 2018. She taught English in the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) School District before starting her own accounting business. She is survived by her husband, Michael Axel, two daughters, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Kenneth Loan ’66 of Syracuse, N.Y., died Nov. 6, 2015. He was a teacher and a landscape artist. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Anna Loan-Wilsey; and four grandchildren

Linda Davis Peters ’66 of Fort Collins, Colo., died March 24, 2018. She earned a master’s degree in San Diego, where she taught elementary school for more than 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Milo Williams.

Elaine Ballaban Silverman ’67 of Stony Brook, N.Y., died March 24, 2018. She taught in Centereach in the Middle Country Central Schools in Suffolk County, N.Y., for 31 years. Elaine is survived by her husband, Myron Silverman ’66; her son, Joshua; and two grandchildren.

Richard Judge ’68 of East Meadow, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2016.

Natalie Goff Sandstrom ’68 of Elbridge, N.Y., died Oct. 15, 2017. She was an elementary teacher for many years. Natalie is survived by three children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Linda Robinson Crandall ’70 of Rochester, N.Y., died April 16, 2018. She began her career as a math teacher. In 1975, she moved to Rochester where she was employed by the University of Rochester for 42 years as the supervisor for the department of neuropathology. Linda is survived by her husband, Peter, two sons and three granddaughters.

Linda Bellinger D’Onofrio ’70 of Oneida, N.Y., died Jan. 2, 2018. Linda taught in Valatie, N.Y., before returning to the Central New York area, where she taught preschool at Village Nursery School in Fayetteville for several years. She also worked backstage at the Landmark Theater and the War Memorial, managing wardrobe for touring shows. Linda is survived by her husband, Frank ’70; sons, Michael and Daniel; and four grandchildren.

Sandra Robinson Irwin ’70 of Syracuse, N.Y., died May 10, 2018. She taught in the West Genesee School District in Camillus, N.Y., for 32 years. Sandie is survived by her sister, Susan Winshop.

Richard Jump ’70 of Palm Bay, Fla., died Aug. 18, 2016. He taught technology in the Oneonta (N.Y.) School District for 33 years before retiring to Florida. Dick is survived by his wife, Linda, two daughters and two grandchildren.

James Patka ’70 of Oswego died March 9, 2018. Prior to retiring, he was a teacher in the Oswego City School District. Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Gregorovic Patka ’70; his son, Michael; and two granddaughters.

Louis Pellegrino ’70 of Camillus, N.Y., died Jan. 24, 2018. He taught in the West Genesee Central School District for 13 years before continuing his career in the commercial roofing business, first with Pyramid and later with Apple Roofing. Lou is survived by his wife, Janice Muir Pellegrino ’68, three sons and six grandchildren.

Edwin Fuller ’71 of Red Creek, N.Y., died March 22, 2018. He worked at Ithaca College for 39 years, beginning in 1975 as a systems programmer and retiring as associate vice president of information technology services. Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy, two sons, a stepson and four step-grandchildren.

John Zoller ’71 of Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2018. He began college at Clarkson University but had to leave during World War II to help on the family’s dairy farm. He left farming and was employed as a welder/mechanic at Diamond Match in Ogdensburg and Reynolds Metals in Massena. He taught building trades at Columbia-Greene Vo-Tech for a year before coming to college in Oswego. He worked at the D.C. Department of Corrections Facility at the Lorton Prison Complex in Lorton, Va., as the heavy farm equipment mechanic and as a trainer for the work release program, retiring at age 75. John is survived by his wife, Diane, whom he married at age 82; and a stepson.

Bruce Beattie ’72 of Clayton, N.Y., died May 12, 2018. He worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for 30 years. In 1996, he and his wife moved to Clayton where they were the owners and operators of Attilio’s Scenic Inn and Attilio’s Pizza. Bruce is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his children, Michele Beattie Capone ’99, Sarah Leone, and Peter and Paul Beattie; and eight grandchildren.

Joseph Grates ’72 of Tampa, Fla., died Feb. 9, 2018. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Oswego, Joseph taught high school until moving to Florida where he had a career as a contractor and entrepreneur. Surviving are his four children and four grandchildren.

James Kelly ’72 of LaFayette, N.Y., died May 20, 2018. He earned a J.D. at Loyola University College of Law in 1978. He previously worked in Florida as director of operations at the University of Miami School of Law and as business manager of the Miami Museum of Science. Upon returning to New York, he worked as director of finance for Arise, and taught business law and entrepreneurship at SUNY Morrisville for 14 years, retiring in 2015. Jim is survived by his wife, Sue Defendorf Kelly ’72, and his son, Sean.

Diane Murphy ’72 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., died May 17, 2018. Prior to retirement, she taught in the Syracuse City School District for 30 years. Diane is survived by her brother, Michael Murphy.

Karen Kenny Weeks Chilton ’73 M’93 of Bradenton, Fla., died Aug. 13, 2016. She taught in Union Springs and Auburn, N.Y., prior to her retirement. Karen is survived by her husband, Gary Chilton; a son, Peter Weeks; and four grandchildren.

Mary Clark ’73 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., died May 6, 2018.

Barbara Wilson Eddy ’73 of Webster, N.Y., died June 16, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Dave, two daughters and two granddaughters

Larry Feingold ’73 of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Oct. 8, 2017.

Marco Giardino ’73 of Purvis, Miss., died March 13, 2018. He earned a master’s and Ph.D. degree from Tulane University. Marco worked at Martin Marietta for five years, then joined NASA as a research scientist, retiring in 2014. He is survived by his father, Joseph, three children and a grandson.

Shelley Sykes ’73 of Hamilton, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2018. She was employed by CSEA of Albany. She is survived by her sister, Carole Cooke.

Elaine Hunt Wackerow ’73 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., died April 24, 2018. She began her career as a teacher and later worked as the marketing director for New Readers Press for 10 years. She was most recently the communications director for the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Elaine is survived by her husband, David, and sons, John ’05 and Paul.

Robert Cassidy ’74 of Oswego died Feb. 27, 2018. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a computer programmer for the Oswego City School District for 25 years. Butch is survived by his mother, Mary Cassidy, five siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert McMenamin ’74 of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 4, 2018. He is survived by a sister, Janet Butcher, and brothers, Peter and Brian.

James Robinson ’74 of Longs, S.C., died April 23, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his retirement from the Fulton (N.Y.) Police Department in 1987, he worked for the NYS Park Police and at Battle Island Golf Course. James is survived by his wife, Cindy; two sons, David ’93 and Michael; two stepchildren and two grandchildren.

David Webb ’74 of West Monroe, N.Y., died March 19, 2018. He was employed at Crouse Hinds Eaton, where he taught machining and worked as a quality control engineer for more than 40 years. David is survived by his children, Jessica Webb Carr ’05 and Dan Peterson; and his parents, Virginia Swain and David Webb.

Linda Manzano Johnson ’75 of Oswego died May 7, 2018. She was an associate professor at SUNY Oswego in the math department for 27 years prior to retiring in 2008. Linda is survived by her husband, Neal, and her children, Brianna and Cory.

Thomas Schaffer ’75 of Oswego died Jan. 7, 2018. He retired as manager from OTB in Oswego. Bodie is survived by his wife, Teresa; daughter, Erin Weaver; son, Eric ’10; and two grandchildren.

Timothy Grant ’76 of Oswego died Feb. 5, 2018. Tim worked and entertained at a number of venues in the New York City area before returning to Oswego in 2013. He was most recently employed at Oswego Hospital in the environmental services department. Tim is survived by his son, Timothy; two sisters, Bridget Grant MacDowell ’94 and Lisa Munger; a brother, Brian; nieces, Elaina Heagerty and Kaitlyn Grant; and his nephew, Brandon Grant ’20.

Robert Spindler ’76 of Rome, N.Y., died June 23, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves, serving on active duty during the First Gulf War. He earned a master’s degree from SUNY IT in 1981. Bob taught technology in the Rome City School District for 33 years. Surviving are his wife, Valerie Buczkoski Spindler ’76; his mother, Beverly Siringo; a daughter, Wendy Giblin; a son, Jason; his brothers, Alan ’75 and Charles; and four grandchildren.

William “Al” Burnop ’77 of Rome, N.Y., died March 22, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Al earned a master’s of divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and was ordained as a United Methodist minister. He served in many churches around the Mohawk Valley. Al is survived by his wife, Susan; their daughter, Alicia; and two grandsons.

Joan Pynes ’79 of Tampa, Fla., died July 6, 2017. She earned a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University and was a professor of public administration at the University of South Florida. Joan is survived by her husband, Michael McNaughton, and her sister, Robyn Pynes Roach ’75.

John Roach ’79 of Vestal, N.Y., died March 15, 2018. John began his career with Fairbanks Co. and continued with Anitec and BAE. He is survived by his sons, Ben and Mike.

Hilal Sarsam ’80 of Woodbury, N.J., died Oct. 26, 2017. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and worked as a substance abuse counselor. Surviving are his wife, Alison Herring-Sarsam, and his son, Matthew.

Janet Dristy Farrell ’81 of Sturbridge, Mass., died March 20, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Mark, five children, her granddaughter and her parents, SUNY Oswego Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Forrest Dristy and Margaret Dristy.

Joanne Ducato ’83 of Farmingdale, N.Y., died March 16, 2018. She worked for Newsday from 1985, first as a graphic artist and later as a supervisor in the prepress department, until her health forced her to retire in 2004. Joanne is survived by her son, Jack Neushotz, and her sister, Toni Glenn.

Michael Gorton ’83 of Fulton, N.Y., died May 4, 2018.

Amy Schattle Abend ’84 of Syracuse, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2018. She was a teacher’s aide at Westhill High School. Amy is survived by her husband, Bruce ’84; and their children, Zachary, Faith and Grace.

Brenda Lee Hoehn Mellace ’85 of Rome, N.Y. She earned a master’s degree at SUNY Cortland. Brenda Lee was a math teacher at Staley Junior High School for many years before retiring due to illness. She is survived by her husband, Frank, and three children.

Bradley Coye ’86 of Rome, N.Y., died June 11, 2018. He was a case examiner for the Madison County Department of Social Services for 30 years. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Janet, his siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

Krislyn Marling Klingert ’86 of Basking Ridge, N.J., died Feb. 5, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Kevin ’84.

Brian Kosior ’86 of Whispering Pines, N.C., died April 12, 2018. He worked for many years with Pitney Bowes Software Development as a computer architect. Brian is survived by his wife, Kristin, and their son, Erik.

William David Harding ’87 of Fishkill, N.Y., died Jan. 21, 2018. He is survived by his son, Justin.

William O’Rourke ’87 of Forestburgh, N.Y., died Aug. 27, 2017. He was the IT director for Sullivan ARC. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Horton O’Rourke ’87, and their children, Kathleen, Deanna and Sean.

Gordon McKay ’88 of Phoenix, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2018. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960. Gordon worked as an electrician for Allied Chemical Company and as a substitute teacher in area schools. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two children and four grandchildren.

Christine Eichele Hall ’89 of Scottsville, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2018. She is survived by her children, Ian, Alex and Brett; her parents, Ronald and Sharon Eichele; and her boyfriend, Scott Ferro.

Kevin Rooney ’89 of Fairfield, Conn., died April 18, 2018. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann, and two children, Catherine and James.

Alicia Kammerling Kearns ’90 of Brooklyn, N.Y., died March 24, 2018. She is survived by two sons.

Nancy Rogers Adams CAS’91 of Chapel Hill, N.C., died April 16, 2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Nancy taught in five states on the mainland and Hawaii, as well as in Department of Defense Dependent schools in Iceland and England during her husband’s career in the U.S. Navy. She is survived by her husband, Charles.

Howard Fields M’93 of Chicago, Ill., died Jan. 26, 2018. He earned a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Buffalo.

Kim Owen Gonzalez ’93 of Fulton, N.Y., died June 23, 2018. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed by the Oswego County Department of Social Services. Kim is survived by her children, Christopher Gonzalez and Danielle Yager; her parents, Ronald and Barbara Owen; and her partner, Lawrence Macner.

Donald Scott ’94 of Dexter, N.Y., died Jan. 1, 2018. He served with the U.S.Navy from 1969-1971. Don was a certified electrical engineer and worked for Parsons-Brinkerhof Construction Engineering Company until his retirement in 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sally Lindsey Scott ’64, two children and four grandchildren.

Derek VanLoon ’94 of Cicero, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2018. He worked as a senior art director at Integrated Marketing Services for many years. Surviving are his wife, Laurel Hamel VanLoon ’95; and his parents, Rita and Glenn Wachter, and Mary and John VanLoon.

David Martini ’95 of Fulton, N.Y., died June 3, 2018.

Todd Cury ’97 of Clifton Park, N.Y., died June 15, 2018. He worked in television production in California and New York City. Todd is survived by his parents, Mark and Nancy Cury.

Joseph Senus ’97 of Camillus, N.Y., died Feb. 2, 2018. He was a U.S. military veteran. Joseph was employed with the Town of DeWitt Police Department for 12 years prior to retiring in 2018, and previously worked for the Camillus Police Department. He is survived by his children, Victoria and Jack; his parents, Michael and Irene; and his fiancée, Mary Triano.

Nicholas LaVerne ’04 of North Syracuse, N.Y., died March 7, 2018. He worked as a media manager at Cornell University’s Language Learning Center, and previously worked at News 10 Now in Syracuse and KTVB in Boise, Idaho. Surviving are his wife, Kate, and son, Benjamin.

Andrew Long ’05 M’10 of New Haven, N.Y., died May 11, 2018. He was employed by Harbor Lights Chemical Services as program director. Andrew is survived by his parents, Stanley and Ann Long, and his fiancée, Heidi Leeper.

Samuel Young ’10 of Gilbert, Ariz., died April 22, 2018. He earned a master’s degree from Arizona State University, and was a teacher in the Mesa Public School District. Sam is survived by his parents, Diana Young, and Dennis and Arlene Young; and three children.

Vincent Aponte ’11 of Shoreham, N.Y., died May 30, 2018.

Corey O’Neill ’13 of Marcellus, N.Y., died Dec. 9, 2017. He was a software engineer at SRC. Corey is survived by his wife, Olivia, two daughters and his parents, Mike and Dale O’Neill.

Brian Betz, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, died Feb. 12, 2018. He was appointed at Oswego Sept. 1, 1977, and taught in the communication studies department until his retirement in 2001. Surviving are his wife, Beth, and son, Brian ’95.

Jay Button, Associate Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, died April 21, 2018. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland, and a master’s degree and Ed.D. from Syracuse University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jay was appointed at Oswego in 1970 in what was then called the reading education department. He retired in 1998 but a new position as mentor in the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience program brought him back to campus. Jay is survived by his children, Karin ’91, Karl and Eric; and two grandchildren. Gifts in Jay’s memory may be made to the Dr. Jay Button Scholarship fund at alumni.oswego.edu/givenow or sent to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, SUNY, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

George Robert Canfield, Professor Emeritus of Reading Education, died Jan. 8, 2018. Bob was appointed at Oswego on Sept. 1, 1951, and retired after 32 years of service. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Fredonia, and an Ed.D. from Syracuse University. Bob is survived by three children, Elaine Adamski, Gary and Donald Canfield ’79, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Gifts in Bob’s memory can be made at alumni.oswego.edu/givenow or sent to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, SUNY, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

Mark Kulikowski, Associate Professor of History, died Jan. 14, 2018. He earned a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Binghamton University before joining Oswego’s history department in 1982. He is survived by his mother, Olga Kulikowski, and his sister, Lisa Mihalko.

F. Elizabeth Moody, Professor Emerita of Curriculum and Instruction and Emerita Dean of the Division of Professional Studies, died March 20, 2018. She was appointed at Oswego in 1971, and retired in 1993 after 22 years of service. Betty became dean of professional studies in 1985. She earned a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Geneseo in 1954, a master’s degree at Syracuse University in 1961 and a doctorate at the University of Rochester in 1969. Prior to coming to Oswego, Betty taught in Canandaigua and Liverpool and was the coordinator of the professional development component at the Eastern Regional Institute for Education in Syracuse.

Kenneth Sipser, Professor Emeritus of Education, died April 25, 2018. He joined the faculty at Oswego in 1966. He taught math education and created the field related experience exchange program. Ken retired in 1987. He was a graduate of Brooklyn College and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are his three children, Michael Sipser, Karen Fisch and Laura Segel.

Richard Zakin, Professor Emeritus of Art, died April 5, 2018. He was appointed to Oswego in 1967 and ran the ceramics section of the art department until his retirement in 2008. Richard earned an MFA at Alfred University in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Helen Zakin, Professor Emerita of Art. Gifts in Richard’s memory can be made to the Richard Zakin Memorial Art Scholarship at alumni.oswego.edu/givenow or sent to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, SUNY, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

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