In Memoriam

Maryan Watson ’32 of Elmira passed away June 25, 2009.

Bertha Bond Emerson ’34, M ’56 of New Haven, N.Y., died Dec. 28. She began her teaching career in Baldwinsville. She returned to school at SUNY Albany, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1938. Bea continued her teaching career in New Haven, retiring in 1983 after more than 42 years in a classroom. Surviving are a son, a daughter, two grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Ada Linsler Breckheimer LaRock ’37 of Parish passed away Jan. 7, 2011. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Syracuse University. Ada taught in Cato, Kingston, Mount Vernon and North Syracuse. Along with her stepson-in-law, Charles Seeber, Ada established the Constance LaRock Seeber ’53 and Ada Linsler ’37 Scholarship to benefit Oswego’s School of Education. She is survived by two stepdaughters, Linda Baum and April Sargent; her stepson-in-law, Charles Seeber; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Chapman Moore ’44 of Fulton died Dec. 19. She taught in the Fulton City School District for 25 years. Surviving are two sons, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jane Turner Terpening ’44 of Westport, Conn. died Nov. 10. She taught in Booneville and Rochester. Surviving are her husband, Marshall ’47; and two sons.

Nona Geers Shaw ’48 of Oswego passed away Dec. 31. She taught at Minetto School for almost 30 years. Nona is survived by two sons, Warren ’88 and Gary; and five grandchildren.

Thomas Genovese ’51, M ’60 of Lady Lake, Fla., died May 20. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. Tom was an industrial arts teacher at Kingsford Park School in Oswego and became the vice principal of the Oswego Middle School, retiring in 1986. Tom is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter, Susan Bonaro ’74; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Santo Giovinazzo ’51 of Binghamton died Sept. 10. He taught industrial arts technology in the Binghamton City School District for 33 years. Surviving are his wife, Ann; a son; two daughters; and nine grandchildren.

James Kerr ’53 of High Point, N.C., passed away Aug. 29. He is survived by his wife, Karen Enterline ’54.

Nicholas Opinante ’53 of Bayport passed away Apr. 19, 2010.

Paul Hannon ’55 of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away Aug. 16, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Joanne.

Joseph Campanile ’56 of North Belmore died April 18. Joseph was a supervisor of technical education, home economics and art at Wantagh High School prior to his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters and two grandchildren.

Thomas Hennessey ’58 of Syracuse passed away Dec. 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Marion.

Richard Dutcher ’61 of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Morrisville, N.Y., passed away Dec. 19. He served with the U.S. Navy. He was an Empire farmer and owned Dutcher’s Used Cars. Richard taught automotive classes at SUNY Morrisville from 1968 to 1975. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; three sons; two daughters and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James Richardson ’61 of Albany passed away Oct. 16, 2008.

Martin O’Connell ’63 of Staten Island died Apr. 16, 2010. He retired in 2001 from P.S. 31 in New Brighton, after more than 30 years in the classroom.

Thomas Coffey ’64 of Oswego passed away Oct. 10. He retired as a captain in the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. Tom taught at Kingsford Park School, retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; four sons, including Thomas ’71; a daughter, JoAnne Kapuscinski ’78; and nine grandchildren.

Marcia Pickard Spiker ’64 of Syracuse passed away Nov. 4. Prior to retiring, she taught at the Onondaga Nation School and for the LaFayette Central School District. Marcia is survived by her husband, Grant; a son; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

Richard Burgin ’65 of Delhi, N.Y., died Nov. 30, 2009.

Alan Keech ’65 of Tok, Alaska, died Oct. 27, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Pinzl ’65.

James Pidgeon ’66 of Cranford, N.J., passed away Oct. 6. Prior to his retirement, Jim was director of admissions at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters; two grandchildren; and his brother and sister-in-law, John ’63 and Nancy Raymond Pidgeon ’65.

Arpina Amiraian ’71 of Baldwinsville passed away Sept. 19. She earned her master’s degree in reading from Syracuse University. Arpina was a reading specialist with the Oswego City School District before retiring in 2004. Surviving is her
husband, Joseph Bilecki.

Daniel Gill ’71 of Wolcott died Oct. 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Withers ’72.

Fred Podolski ’72 of North Massapequa died Oct. 1. He also earned a master’s degree at Oswego. He was an executive director at Nassau BOCES. In 2009, Fred helped develop an $18 million high-tech center for teacher training in Westbury. Surviving are his wife, Debbie, and a stepson.

Nancy Joyce St. Onge ’72 of Marietta, Ga., passed away Oct. 17. She was an educator, trainer and counselor with Oswego County Opportunities and OCM BOCES. She was a tireless volunteer for cancer awareness and advocacy, and was honored on the local, state and national levels, including being named American Cancer Society 2008 Advocate of the Year. Nancy is survived by her mother, brother and sister; four sons; three daughters, including Virginia “Ginny” ’09; and nine grandchildren.

Vincent Giordano ’73 of Manhattan died Dec. 11. He studied photography at C.W. Post College and the International Center for Photography. Vincent worked as a photographer, filmmaker and technical consultant for book, film and other photo-related projects. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; two step-children and three grandchildren.

Leo Rozman ’73 of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Jan. 30, 2010. He served with the 101st Airborne during World War II and was a prisoner of war. Leo is survived by his wife, Marilyn.

Lawrence Wright ’74 of Escondido, Calif., passed away Dec. 9.

Susan Hyatt ’75 of Tacoma Park, Md., passed away Dec. 7, 2009.

David Knopp ’76 of Denver, Colo., died Sept. 16. He served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War. David was employed with the State of Colorado’s Employment Division for 23 years. He is survived by five brothers and a sister.

Joseph Savage ’77 of Clifton, N.J., died Dec. 27. Joe previously served on the board of directors of the Oswego Alumni Association. He is survived by three children.

Larry Winslow ’77 of Syracuse passed away Feb. 1, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Larry worked for Miller Brewing Co. and operated Affordable Driving Co. He is survived by a daughter and a son.

Peter Dunnigan ’79 of Nyack passed away Feb. 14, 2010.

Mark Holder ’79 of Shrewsbury, N.J., passed away Nov. 3. He earned a master’s degree in software engineering from Monmouth University in 1999. Mark was a technical director for BAE Systems Corp. He is survived by his wife, Teri, and three children.

Robert Heydet ’80 of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away July 11. A health physicist, he was co-owner of a radiation consulting firm. Bob is survived by a sister and a brother.

Wendy Morgan Anderson ’82 of Rome, N.Y., passed away Dec. 28. Wendy was employed with Hartford Insurance Co. She is survived by a daughter and a son.

Donna McFarland ’83 of Hannibal passed away Oct. 7. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are her husband, Andy; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Shirley Curtiss ’87 of Syracuse passed away Jan. 30, 2010.

Anne Westbrook M ’91 of Interlaken died Mar. 2, 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Elmira College. She was a teacher and guidance counselor in the South Seneca Central School District, retiring in 2004. She spent her retirement caring for her horses, dogs and cats, most of which were strays or rescue animals.

Peter Reiland ’92 of Venice, Fla., passed away Jan. 24, 2009.

Ronald Emmons ’94 of Oswego died Oct. 10. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and two children.

Marion Green ’99 of Oswego died Oct. 22. Marion worked at Penfield Library for 46 years and coordinated the SUNY Oswego Drive for Toys to help children in need. She was an active volunteer for the campus SEFA/United Way campaign and a tutor for Literacy Volunteers, among other community service. She is survived by two sisters, a sister-in-law and stepdaughter.

Sarah Eggleston ’00, M ’08 of Fulton died Oct. 31. Sarah taught Spanish at Kenney Middle School in Hannibal. Surviving are her parents, Tom and Kris; two brothers and a sister.

Christopher Peterson ’07 of West Nyack passed away Oct. 10. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Debra, and his brother, Ryan.

Kathy Budd, Associate Professor of Art, passed away Dec. 23. She earned a bachelor of fine arts at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and an MFA at the University of Washington. Kathy joined the Oswego faculty in 1999. Donations for an award for students in sculpture may be made to Oswego College Foundation, Inc., 219 Sheldon Hall, SUNY, Oswego, NY 13126. A retrospective of her artwork will open in the fall of 2011 in Tyler Art Gallery. Former students are invited to participate in this exhibit and should contact Michael Flanagan, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY Oswego.

Marietta Quinn, Associate Librarian Emerita, of Utica passed away Sept. 9. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utica College and her master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo.

Charles Williams, former instructor in Oswego’s language lab, of Sebring, Fla., died Dec. 26.
He served with the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving are his wife, Maude; three sons; a daughter; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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