In Memoriam

Najla Bloomquist Jacobsen ’35 of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Feb. 4. She is survived by her daughters, Karen and Holly; a son, Hart; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Oris Cosselman Hildenbrand ’39 of Montrose passed away June 10. After receiving her teaching certificate, she began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse on the Tug Hill Plateau. Oris later earned her bachelor’s degree at Oswego and began a 25-year teaching career in the Irvington Public School District, retiring in 1980. She earned her master’s degree at Columbia University in 1962. Oris is survived by her daughter, Martha Scott, and two grandchildren.

Lucy Genoa Soukey ’39 of Fulton died June 14. She taught in the Fulton City School District from 1958 until her retirement in 1973. Lucy is survived by three sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis ’40.

Margaret Yablonski Gawarecki ’40 of Rome passed away June 20. She taught in the Mexico and Boonville school districts. Surviving are two daughters, two sons, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gordon Skinner ’40 of Walworth died May 17. He is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Scheele Valentine Ashby ’42 of Naples, Fla., passed away July 14. She earned a master of library science degree at St. John’s University. Mary was a school librarian in the Huntington Union Free School District. Surviving are her children, Robert and Terry Valentine, and JoAnne Powell ’68; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Charles Loschiavo ’42 of Tempe, Ariz., passed away Sept. 11. Charlie served with the Army Air Forces Band from 1942 to 1946. He also earned a master’s degree at Oswego. He taught English and journalism at Fairgrieve Junior High and Fulton High School, then at Oswego High School from 1957 to 1982. Surviving are his daughters, Meg and Christine; his sons, Joseph ’75, Thomas ’81, and Charles; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was predeceased by his brother, Angelo ’46.

Donald Henry ’43 of Pennellville died July 16. Don served with Patton’s Third Army during World War II. He taught industrial arts technology in the Ithaca School District for 34 years. Don is survived by his wife, Genevieve Walker ’42; five children; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Richard Enders ’48 of Hendersonville, N.C., died July 24. He served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Richard taught industrial arts technology in Baldwinsville for 30 years. In 1967, he was honored as New York State Teacher of the Year. Surviving are a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

John Adams ’50 of Baldwinsville died Oct. 27, 2010. He served with the Army Air Force during World War II. John was a teacher and vice principal in the North Syracuse School District for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; three daughters; two sons, including John ’72; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Glenn Thompson ’50 of Goodrich, Mich., died June 28. He had a long career as an educator, and retired as superintendent of the New York State School for the Blind. Glenn is survived by his wife, Patricia, and two sons.

Francis Eilers ’51 of Hudson Falls passed away Jan. 25. He is survived by three daughters and four grandchildren.

MaryAnn Hansen Hardy ’52 of Old Forge passed away Feb. 26. She taught for many years in the Rochester area. She and her husband spent most of their retirement years in Chapel Hill, N.C., where MaryAnn’s passion for learning led her to take classes through the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement. Surviving are her husband, William ’52; a son; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

John Pauldine ’52 of Liverpool died Sept. 30, 2010. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. John taught industrial arts technology in the Liverpool Central School District for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Jane; and a son, Timothy ’79.

Richard E. Truesdell ’52 of North Palm Beach, Fla., and formerly of Brooklyn and Garden City, N.Y., passed away Sept. 8. Before a 34-year career in public relations as a copywriter with Union Carbide and later Hill & Knowlton, Richard served in the U.S. Army with B Co., 3rd Battalion, Special Training Unit in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 384th and 67th AAA Gun Battalions at Fort Bliss, Texas. At his passing, Richard is survived by his wife, Rosemary Ryan ’52; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and three grandchildren.

Eleanor Kozak Slusarczyk ’54 of Prospect died June 15. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Ellye taught for 33 years in Syracuse, Whitesboro and Holland Patent. She founded the Prospect Free Library in 1969 and served as its first president of the board of trustees. She is survived by her husband, Stanley; five children; and two grandchildren.

James Ridgeway ’61 of Volney died June 26. He earned his master’s degree at Oswego and his CAS at Syracuse University. Jim taught at West Genesee Junior High School for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Angel; a son; a daughter; and a grandson.

Irving Gordon ’62 of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away May 13, 2009.

George Larsen ’67 of Interlaken passed away Oct. 14, 2010. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. George taught industrial arts technology in Ithaca. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son; three daughters; and three grandchildren.

Fred Ingalls ’70 of Pittsford passed away Sept. 12, 2010.

Peter Moses ’70 of North Syracuse passed away June 15. He earned his master’s degree at Oswego. Peter taught for a number of years at Lakeshore Elementary School. He started his own business, “Moses Antiques” and participated in antique shows throughout New York and New England. He is survived by his mother and two brothers.

Yvonne Kniskern ’71 of Cortland passed away June 23. She also earned her master’s degree at Oswego. Yvonne taught for 33 years in the Hancock and Windsor School Districts. She is survived by her husband, Donald.

Alan Angevine ’72 of Montgomery passed away May 12. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era and the Air National Guard during the First Gulf War and after 9/11. He was a health and safety inspector for the New York Department of Labor. Surviving are his wife, Dolores; three children; and four grandchildren.

Robert Easter ’73 of Clayton died March 29. He taught industrial arts technology in Miami for a short time. He was employed as a marine mechanic at Chalks Marina and Boat Sales. Bob is survived by a son, Chris; and a brother.

William Peters ’73 of Harrisville passed away July 8. He earned a master’s at Oswego and master’s and doctoral degrees at Syracuse University. Bill was director of the Regional Education Center for Economic Development for the state Education Department until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo, and two sons.

Clinton Champney ’77 of Lindenhurst passed away Jan. 28, 2010.

Howard West ’77 of Clay passed away April 28.

Kenneth Dowd CAS ’78, M ’86 of Fulton died Aug. 22. He earned his associate’s degree from Onondaga Community College, a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Fredonia, a CAS from Oswego in 1978, a master’s degree in counseling from Oswego in 1986, a master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo, and a master’s in library science from Syracuse University. Ken taught in the Auburn and West Genesee School Districts. Prior to his retirement, he was a guidance counselor in the Oswego City School District. He is survived by his mother and a brother.

Richard Blodgett ’80 of Oswego passed away July 3, 2009.

Thomas Manogue ’82 of Perkasie, Pa., died Feb. 3.

Andrew Philion ’82 of Queensbury passed away June 30, 2009. He was an assistant superintendent at Finch Pruyn. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; a son; a daughter; and a stepdaughter.

Kathleen Stevens Spring M ’88 of Liverpool died Aug. 12. She earned her bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College. Kathleen taught English in the Liverpool School District for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Jack; two sons; a daughter; seven grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Peter Duttweiler M ’93 of Syracuse passed away Dec. 11, 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College. Peter served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Eileen.

Sara Pooler ’04 of Brooklyn passed away Aug. 14. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Sara had previously taught at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn and was most recently teaching at Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan. She is survived by her parents, Gary and Mary Pooler.

Frank Dunn, former associate professor of secondary education, died Oct. 14, 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State, his master’s from Columbia University and his Ed.D. from the University at Buffalo. Frank taught at Oswego from 1968 to 1972. Frank continued his career in education as the director of continuing education at SUNY Potsdam. He went on to become an administrator for school districts in Stamford, Conn., and Horseheads, retiring in 1992. Frank is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Geoffrey ’84 and David; and a granddaughter.

Jean Evans, former secretary in the history department, passed away June 22. Jean was employed at Oswego from 1981 until her retirement in 2006. Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to the Jean Evans Memorial Scholarship, in care of the Oswego College Foundation, Inc., 219 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

Arcenia London, former visiting assistant professor and adjunct instructor of education, passed away Aug. 14. She earned her bachelor’s degree from AM&N College (now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University. She was an educator in the Syracuse City School District for 40 years. Arcenia is survived by her husband, Harlan; two sons; a daughter; and three grandchildren.

Oebele Van Dyk, emeritus professor of computer science, passed away May 31. He joined the Oswego faculty in 1966, and was a founder of the computer science department. He received his Ph.D. in 1970, writing a thesis entitled, “Computer Data Banks and Human Rights”. Oebele retired in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and a daughter.

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