In Memoriam

Emily DiClementine Shaughnessy ’36 of Newburgh, Ind., died Nov. 17, 2009. She taught for many years throughout New York state and later in Kingsport, Tenn. Emily was predeceased by her husband, Edward ’37. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Edward Fellows ’42 of Palm Coast, Fla., died Dec. 17. He received his master’s degree from New York University. Following graduation, Ed worked for the U.S. Army Air Corps until he moved to Huntington. He taught industrial arts at Toaz Junior High School and supervised industrial arts and home economics department for District 3 until his retirement in 1977. Surviving are two sons, Robert ’73 and Donald; a daughter, Nancy; and eight grandchildren.

Stanley Segal ’42 of Oswego passed away Feb. 27. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. A child protective caseworker for Oswego County, he served as deputy commissioner, retiring in 1979. Stanley is survived by two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren, including Kristen ’09.

Richard Bardeschewski ’43 of Sandy Pond died Feb. 4. A veteran of World War II, he was a mechanic while stationed in the Philippines. He ran Bower Printing Co. until 1977. Surviving are his wife, Norma; three sons; two daughters; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Betty Reid Stevens ’43 of Copake died Feb. 5, 2011. She taught at the Roeliff Jansen School for more than 30 years. Betty was predeceased by her husband, James ’41. Surviving are a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.

Arthur Jones ’44 of Fulton died Feb. 2. Art served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Syracuse University. He was an engineer for General Electric for 26 years. Following his retirement, Art was assistant city engineer and commissioner of water and sanitation for the city of Fulton. He is survived by his wife, Janet.

Elizabeth “Pam” (Mead) McGlen Burgdorf ’46 of Fair Haven passed away Feb. 7. She taught in the Hannibal Central School District until she retired in 1979. Pam is survived by her husband, Charles; two daughters; a son; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert Wilson ’47 of Venice, Fla., passed away Nov. 29, 2009.

Shirley O’Dell Sinclair ’50 of Rome died Feb. 22. She taught in the Rome City School District for 20 years. Shirley is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Robert Burnside ’51 of Watkins Glen died Jan. 2. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bob worked briefly for Ingersoll-Rand and taught at Northside High School before accepting a position with the newly formed Xerox Corp. in Rochester. He later worked for Kodak. After retiring, Bob served as a Schuyler County legislator and a Town of Dix councilperson. Surviving are his wife, Beverly, and four sons.

Tatjana Gorin Fanelli ’51 of Bristol, Conn., passed away March 11. She is survived by her husband, Michael ’51, and three children.

Julanne Amidon Kieffer ’52 of Brantingham died April 6. She taught in Syracuse, Liverpool and Port Byron, and later ran her own nursery school. Judy is survived by her husband, John ’51; three daughters; a son; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Taylor Mandra ’52 of Atco, N.J., passed away March 14. Liz had been a teacher in the Rochester area, as well as an artist and writer. She is survived by her husband, Louis “Lindy” ’51; two daughters; a son; and three grandchildren.

Anthony Sommella ’53 of Yorktown, Va., died April 20. He also earned a master’s degree at Oswego. Tony served with the U.S. Air Force in World War II and the Korean War. He taught for 31 years at Estee Middle School in Gloversville. He was the Director of the Gloversville Adult Education Program for many years. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; three daughters; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Gerald Friends ’55 of Sodus Bay passed away June 18. Jerry served with the U.S. Coast Guard and began his career as a teacher in Cazenovia. He later returned to Oswego as the assistant dean of students. He went on to serve as guidance counselor and principal of Castleton-on-Hudson Elementary School in the Schodack Central School District. Jerry is survived by his wife, Barbara Hart ’53; three sons, Barry, Todd and John; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Sept. 1 at the North Rose United Methodist Church in North Rose. Donations can be made to the Gerald J. Friends Scholarship for Schodack Students, in care of the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

William Alvut ’57 of Fairport passed away Oct. 10. He received a master’s of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and was a teacher for more than 20 years as well as a contractor and master carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Sue; a son; five daughters; and 12 grandchildren.

Joseph Crisafulli ’57 of Oswego died May 8, 2011. Prior to retiring, Joe had taught music at Oswego High School and previously on Long Island. He owned and operated the 1850 House Restaurant in Oswego for many years. He is survived by a brother.

William Johnson ’57 of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Dec. 6. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Fleming ’58.

Robert Maher ’57 of Rochester died Jan. 8. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bob taught special education at Edison Tech for 36 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; two daughters; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Donald Wilcott ’57 of Redlands, Calif., passed away Nov. 9. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps. Don built a real estate and development business in California. He is survived by his wife, Sue, and a son.

John Buchanan ’58 of Westville Center died March 30. Jack continued his education at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Plattsburgh. He taught industrial arts and driver’s education in the Salmon River Central School District from 1958 until his retirement in 1991. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth ’59; a daughter, Donna; three sons, Bruce, Brian ’86 and John; and five grandchildren.

Roy Mathison ’58 of Lindenhurst died Feb. 17. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Roy was a teacher and principal in the Lindenhurst district for 32 years, retiring in 1990. He served as a village trustee from 1988 to 1996 and as mayor from 1996 until 2000 when he retired from public office. Surviving are his wife, Gloria; two sons, Roy and Chris ’88; and a daughter, Karen.

Joseph Giambo ’60 of Altamont died March 14. Prior to his retirement, he was director of pupil personnel services in Schenectady. He had previously served as house principal at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; three daughters; and six grandchildren.

Bernard Staub ’60 of Bradenton, Fla., died Nov. 3. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He earned a degree at the University of Florida and taught in the Liverpool School District.

Edward Garno ’61 of Lawrence, Mass., passed away Jan. 28. He earned a master’s degree at SUNY Albany. Ed was a teacher, principal and director of personnel for the Hudson School District before returning to his hometown to serve with the Oswego City School District, first as personnel director and later as superintendent of schools. Ed is survived by his children, Edward “Ned” ’88 and Catherine Evans ’90; three grandchildren; his sister, Margaret McKinstry ’65; and his brother, Kenneth ’67. Gifts in Ed’s memory may be made to the School of Education at SUNY Oswego, 215 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

Paul Gimondo ’61 of Feura Bush passed away Jan. 7, 2010.

Francis Dahill ’62 of Akron passed away Oct. 13. He was a school counselor and psychologist at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga for 32 years, retiring in 1999. Surviving are his wife, Brenda; a daughter; and a granddaughter.

Janet Merritt Heller ’62 of Poughkeepsie died Aug. 30, 2010. She is survived by four sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Pucciariello ’62 of Bayville died Sept. 7. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Kaminski ’62; two children; and three grandsons.

Garo Mavian ’65 of Ponte Vedra, Fla., died April 16, 2011. He had worked at AT&T and Citibank. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Butters ’65; a son; and a daughter.

Barbara Buckley Dolan ’67 of Bridgewater passed away Feb. 13.

Sharon McKane Rockhill ’67 of Port Kent passed away Nov. 21, 2010. She earned her master’s degree at SUNY Plattsburgh. She began teaching in the Salmon River Central School in 1967, and later took a position at Peru Central School, where she taught until her retirement in 1999. Sharon is survived by her husband, Gary; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Corinne Banton Hemstreet ’69 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, passed away Dec. 23. After raising her family, she returned to Oswego to complete her bachelor’s degree. She taught in the Central Square School District. She completed a master’s degree and served as reading consultant and curriculum consultant before retiring in 1986. Corinne is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, Anne Burr and Maryellen Smith ’74; a son, Robert; and two grandchildren.

Gary Docteur ’72 of Tonawanda passed away Jan. 15. He was an assistant district manager of the Buffalo Social Security office. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Castor ’72; a daughter, Nicole; and two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth ’65.

Wesley Proctor ’72 of Oswego died April 3. He worked at the James A. FitzPatrick power plant for more than 28 years, retiring in 2007. Wes is survived by his wife, Deborah; a son, a daughter; and a grandson.

Margaret Switzer ’75 of North Syracuse passed away March 2. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1942. Peg served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. She earned a master’s degree from SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. She was the coordinator of the Syracuse City School District’s Practical Nurse Program at Central Technical High School for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Peg is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

William Musacchio ’76, M ’78 of Oswego died March 19. He is survived by his wife, Janet, and a son.

John “Jack” Tyrie ’78 of Oswego passed away May 14. He taught social studies at Hannibal Central Schools for 33 years and had been an adjunct professor of education at Oswego since 2007. Jack served as an Oswego Town Council member and town supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Greene ’78; two daughters; a son; and three granddaughters.

Anthony Darcangelo ’80 of Rome died March 23. He received an associate’s degree from SUNY Canton in 1978. He was a customer service representative for Rome Strip Steel Co. for the 20 years and was a city of Rome councilman for the 6th Ward. Surviving are his wife, Shelley; a son; and his parents.

Frederick Potter ’80 of Haymarket, Va., died Feb. 18. Fred founded Information Resources, a company which evolved in to an alternative fuel powerhouse for global conferences, consulting and publications. He later sold the company to Hart Energy, where he continued to work as a consultant. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; three sons; a daughter; his mother; and sister, Ann Collins ’80.

Frank Wodarczyk ’80 of Bridgeport died March 18. He earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University and taught in the Syracuse City School District and at Living Word Academy for many years. He is survived by his father, Donald.

Seth Lyon ’82 of Poughkeepsie passed away March 14, 2010. He was an adjunct professor of physics at Dutchess Community College. He taught technology for the Hyde Park Central School District for 10 years and the Wappingers Central School District for two years. He and his wife, Mary, ran a used book business for 15 years. Surviving are his wife and a daughter.

Deborah Kunitz Christensen ’87 of LaGrange died Nov. 4. She is survived by her husband, Keith, and two daughters.

Linda Wellman Tynan ’88 of Fayetteville died Feb. 3. She is survived by her husband, Peter, and two sons.

David Lennon ’90 of Phoenix passed away March 17. He was an environmental laboratory manager for Upstate Laboratories for more than 20 years. David is survived by his wife, Christine; and his parents, Mary and Harry ’63.

Bridgett Lefancheck M ’91 of Baldwinsville died Feb. 29. She was a teacher in the Port Byron School District for the past 25 years, most recently teaching kindergarten. Bridgett is survived by her husband, Michael, and four children.

Julie Carlo ’93 of Akron passed away April 18. She is survived by her parents, Raymond and Sharon; a sister and a brother.

Robert Fain ’95 of Irondequoit died Sept. 9. He received his master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rob worked in radio and television news in Syracuse, Ithaca, Elmira and Rochester as a broadcast journalist. He received an Emmy Award from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences in 2006 for a documentary he produced while working as news director at WROC-TV in Rochester. Rob is survived by his wife, Lisa; a daughter; a stepson; and a grandson.

Christina Rugelis ’97 of North Syracuse passed away Feb. 11. She was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Tina is survived by two children.

Douglas Schelleng ’98 of Saratoga Springs died March 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Heidi.

Cherie Dunsmoor ’03 of Oswego passed away June 18, 2011.

Dawn Blasczak ’06 of Clyde passed away Jan. 19. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in May 2011 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. Dawn is survived by her parents and step-parents, two brothers, a sister, a step-brother and a step-sister.

Millard Beckwith, retired recreation department manager at Oswego passed away July 18, 2011. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. “Beck” retired from Oswego in 1988. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tracy Stepien, a student accounts clerk at Oswego passed away Feb. 22. Tracy had been employed at Oswego since 2000. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons; one stepson; one stepdaughter and four grandchildren.

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