When friends remember the late Patricia Russell Secrest ’64, they speak of her laugh, her propensity for good times and her kindness. Friends remember how much she enjoyed Oswego — the campus, professors and classmates. Friends remember, above all, how much she loved the lake, walking along the shoreline, catching a sunset or gazing over the water.
Stuart Allen ’29 of Bradenton, Fla., died Oct. 19, 2011. He is survived by a daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren. Werner Beer ’39 of Rochester passed away Sept. 5, 2012. He was employed at Taylor Instrument during World War II, and later was in sales for Diversy and White Haven Memorial Park. Raymond Green
Edward Dexter ’35 of Sykesville, Md. passed away Feb. 8, 2013. Esther King Hawthorne ’37 of Liverpool died May 10, 2013. She was also a graduate of Syracuse University. She had been a teacher in the Ithaca and Syracuse City School Districts, retiring after 37 years. Esther is survived by a sister, and nieces and
Nancy Whitlock Adragna ’35 of North Syracuse passed away Dec. 19. She was employed by the Syracuse City School District for many years, retiring from the Franklin School. Nancy is survived by two sons, Richard and Robert “Mac” ’64; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren. Walter Calhoun ’35 of Sun City, Ariz., died July 6
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