In Memoriam

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 nephews.

Margaret Mullen Madey ’36 of Phoenix died Feb. 18, 2013. She taught in the Mexico Central School District. Together with her husband, Mitchell, they ran Madey Grocery in Oswego. Upon her return to Phoenix, she was a substitute teacher in the Phoenix School District.

Dorothy Laurentine Blanchard ’37 of Martville passed away Dec. 28, 2012. She taught for more than 20 years, first in one-room schoolhouses, then at Cato-Meridian Central School. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, one son, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John Corso ’42 of Mexico passed away April 25, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII. John taught at Pennsylvania State University for 10 years, and was chair of the psychology department at SUNY Cortland for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three children; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Donald Henry ’43 of Bradenton, Fla. passed away July 16, 2011. He taught industrial arts in the Ithaca School District for 34 years. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Walker ’42; four sons; a daughter; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Betty Slade Buchanan Lowe ’43 of Phoenix passed away May 4, 2013. She was an art teacher in the Phoenix Central School District for many years. Betty is survived by her son; James Buchanan; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Marian Hudson Fanning ’44 of Volney passed away April 29, 2013. Marian taught for 34 years, first in Port Byron, then at the Moses DeWitt Elementary School in Dewitt. She is survived by her husband, Fay; children, Fred ’93, and Mary Ellen Guyette; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Ethel Crumb Buell ’47 of Casper, Wyo. passed away March 8, 2009.

Helen Longhway Kaiser ’47 of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died Feb. 4, 2013. She taught in Mexico and at Kingsford Park Elementary School in Oswego. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert ’48. Helen is survived by four daughters; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Annamae Donovan ’42.

Arlene Fix Stenuf ’47 of Skaneateles passed away Jan. 17, 2013. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Arlene taught in Fairmount and in Virginia. She is survived by a daughter, a son; and four grandchildren.

Doris Turner Brown Beach ’48 of Sackets Harbor died Jan. 25, 2013. Doris taught kindergarten, first in Holland Patent, then in Sackets Harbor until her retirement. Surviving are seven children, 20 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Carol Baldwin ’49 of Farmingdale, NY died Feb. 19, 2013. Before retiring, Carol taught in the North Bellmore School District.

John Day ’49 of Green Valley, Ariz. died Jan. 28, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. John taught industrial arts in Fairfield and Westport for 34 years. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; four children; and eight grandchildren.

Elaine Doyle Stratton ’49 of Los Alamos, N.M. died March 5, 2013. She earned a master’s degree at New York University. Elaine is survived by her husband, Thomas; and two daughters.

Edward Vanca ’49 of Binghamton passed away Jan. 25, 2009. He served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. Edward earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1953. He retired after teaching cabinet making for 32 years at Binghamton North High School. He is survived by his wife, Amy ’49; a son, two daughters; and four grandchildren.

Harold Cloud ’50 of Claremont, N.H. passed away Jan. 22, 2013. “Dusty” served with the U.S. Army during WWII. He earned master’s degrees in secondary education and guidance. He worked for many years at West Babylon Junior High School. Dusty is survived by his wife, Donna; a daughter; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two stepsons; and two step-grandchildren.

Lucile Smith Easterbrook ’50 of Oxford, Miss. passed away Feb. 13, 2013. She taught in the Elmira-Corning area. Lucile was predeceased by her husband, Charles ’49, and is survived by two sons and four granddaughters.

Rita Gunshor Wax ’50 of Miami passed away Dec. 22, 2012. She had been a teacher and administrator in the Miami-Dade County public school system. Rita is survived by her husband, Ira ’49; two children; and two grandchildren.

Thomas Carpenter, M ’51 of Bend, Oregon died Feb. 24, 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Hamilton College in 1942. He served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. Tom taught English in Overbrook, Pa., Port Leyden, and Boonville, retiring in 1980. Surviving are two sons, a stepson, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchidren.

Katherine Farnsworth Loope ’51 of Manlius died April 30, 2013. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Katherine taught kindergarten for 25 years in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. She is survived by a daughter, a son; and two grandsons.

David O’Leary ’51 of Jensen Beach, Fla. died May 23, 2012. David served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He taught in the Scotia Glenville Central School District and the Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake Central School District, retiring in 1984. He was an instructor for Easy Method Driving School from 1988 until 2000. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Boyce ’51 and sisters, Ursula Kingston ’46 and Rosemary Knight ‘52. David is survived by a daughter, Khris Hodgson.

William Rosenberg ’51 of Miami passed away April 11, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned his master’s degree in 1960 at Hofstra University. William had a long career in teaching with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as a teacher and administrator. He served as principal at James L. Bright Elementary School in Hialeah until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Floraine Unger ’53; a son; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Adrian Meister ’52 of State College, Penn. died Jan. 27, 2013. He served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. Adrian taught industrial arts at Baldwinsville High School, then was an artisan for General Electric for 30 years. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jeanne Marie Powell O’Brien ’52 of Constableville, N.Y. passed away Jan. 2, 2013. She began her teaching career at Boonville Central School, and taught for 30 years at Constableville Central School, retiring in 1991. She was predeceased by her husband, Stuart and her daughter.

Gloria Rankell Rudolph ’53 of Delray Beach, Fla. died Jan. 10, 2010.

Maureen Doyle Baer ’54 of Redlands, Calif. passed away Jan. 4, 2013. She is survived by her son, Robert.

Donald Jones ’54 of Mohawk, died Feb. 22, 2013. He taught industrial arts at Little Falls Central School. Don is survived by his wife, Ann; five sons; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mary Etman Rucci ’54 of Suffern, N.Y. passed away Nov. 28, 2012. Mary retired from the Ramapo Central School District after teaching for 27 years. She is survived by her husband, Alphonso; two sons; a daughter; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

David Star ’55 of Maale Adumim, Israel, formerly of Schenectady died Jan. 19, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. David was a teacher in the Schenectady City School District for almost 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Rita; three daughters; a son; 23 adoring grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Barbara Gour Gauding ’56 of Spring Hill, Fla. died Feb. 14, 2011. She was a retired real estate agent with Beck Builders in Spring Hill, and taught second grade in Kenmore and Baldwinsville, NY. She is survived by her husband, Donald ’58; a daughter; three sons; and nine grandchildren.

Thomas Schrader ’56 of Latham, N.Y. died Nov. 26, 2009. He retired in 1986 after a 30-year career teaching industrial arts in Laurens Central School District and East Greenbush Central School District. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; three children; and four grandchildren.

Ann Westover Johnson ’57 of North Syracuse died March 1, 2013. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher in the Liverpool School District for 28 years. Ann is survived by her husband, Bruce; three children; two step-children; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Frank Galetti ’78 of North Baldwin, N.Y. passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Jacobs ’58, and two children

Audrey Naughton VanBrocklin ’58 of Bristol, Conn. died June 28, 2012. She earned her master’s degree at Columbia University Teachers College. Prior to retirement in 1997, she taught mathematics in Levittown, NY and West Hartford, Conn. She is survived by her husband, Owen ’57, two sons; and four grandsons.

Lee Carey ’59 of Centerville, Mass. died June 14, 2012. He was a professor at Bergen Community College prior to his retirement.

Raymond Reisenger ’59 of Schenectady died Dec. 13, 2012. He served in the U.S. Air Forces in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Raymond earned his master’s degree at SUNY Albany and his doctorate at Ohio State. He taught in Binghamton, Amsterdam and Schenectady. During the mid-1960s he was an associate professor at SUNY Oswego, serving as the Albany regional director of 24 counties for the teacher training programs. He then served as the NYS research associate at the new Ohio State Center for Vocational Technical Education in Columbus, Ohio. Upon his return to New York, he worked for the NYS Department of Education, then as director of education for the NYS Department of Corrections until his retirement in 1975. In retirement, he worked as a consultant and taught at community colleges and universities. Raymond is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Judy Fry Maihofer ’61 of Baldwinsville passed away Dec. 24, 2012. She was also a graduate of Columbia University Teachers College. Judy taught in the Peekskill and Ossining school districts and for the Southern Westchester BOCES. She is survived by her husband, Walter ’60; a son; a daughter; and two grandsons.

Jane Garono Domon ’64 of Mayville, passed away Jan. 23, 2013. Surviving are her husband, Robert; three sons; and seven grandchildren.

Patricia Russell Secrest ’64 of Silver Lake, Ohio passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She taught in Syracuse and later in Washington, D.C. Patty is survived by her husband, Don; her children, Jennifer and Ryan; and two grandchildren. Contributions for a memorial bench on the SUNY Oswego campus may be made to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

Carolyn Zumbrun ’64 of New Hartford passed away Dec. 28, 2012. She was also a graduate of Syracuse University. Carolyn taught in the Suffern and Oriskany School Districts, at the Crane Hill School in Marcy, and at the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Pinefield for over 30 years. She is survived by a brother, a sister, and many nieces and nephews.

William Vale ’65 of Oriskany, died Dec. 28, 2012. Prior to his retirement in 1998, he taught in the Whitesboro School District at Deerfield Elementary for 33 years.

Timothy Morell ’69 of Leesburg, Fla. passed away Jan. 21, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Angelina; his wife, Marguerite; two children and four grandchildren.

Thomas Jackson ’70 of Syracuse passed away May 20, 2013. He taught sixth grade in the Chittenango School District for 32 years. Tom is survived by his wife, Linda Calver ’69; two children; his mother; and four brothers, including Daniel ’75.

Barbara Hoebeler Diffendale ’73 of Malverne, N.Y. passed away Aug. 19, 2012. Prior to retiring, she taught math at Long Beach Middle School. Surviving are her husband, William; three children; and six grandchildren.

Steven Forman ’73 of Camillus passed away Nov. 15, 2012. He was a graduate of the University of Milan, Italy, Medical School and the LeMoyne College Physician Assistant Program. Steven was most recently employed at Syracuse Community Health Center. He was an Eagle Scout. Steven is survived by his wife, Donna Coloton ‘73; and a daughter.

Denise Palumbo ’73 of Ballston Spa passed away Feb. 13, 2013. She worked for General Electric Power Turbine Division as a technical instructor prior to retiring. Denise is survived by her life partner, Bernadine Peterson; her mother; and a son.

Paul Stockmyer ’73 of Scipio Center, died June 18, 2011. He was a pastor at Scott Methodist Church. Paul is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Peter Hartin ’75 of Virginia Beach passed away May 14, 2013. He worked in telecommunication sales for 34 years, first with Motorola, then with Nextel and Sprint. He was recently hired at Gately Communications. Peter is survived by his wife, Bobbi Collins ’74; and three sons.

Larry Fleischer ’76 of Bennington, N.H. died July 6, 2012. He had worked as a social worker for 30 years. Larry is survived by his wife, Christine; and a daughter.

Gary Ingersoll ’76 of Camillus passed away May 26, 2013. He retired recently as vice president of Edward Joy Electric Company. Surviving are his wife, Susan Higgins ’69; a son, Gary; a daughter, Megan Walters ’04; a stepson, Ryan Meehan; and three grandchildren.

Thomas Lenihan ’76 of St. Peterburg, Fla. and Skaneateles passed away on March 20, 2013. He earned his MBA at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. Tom worked for MetLife for 30 years, retiring in 2009. He was the chair of the Oswego College Foundation’s Investment Committee. Tom is survived by his wife, Lynn Van Order ’76; a son, Brian; and a daughter, Colleen. Contributions in Tom’s memory can be made to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

Joyce Cambareri Trogdon ’76 of Darlington, S.C. died Feb. 10, 2013. She is survived by her husband, John; four children; and two grandchildren.

Gary Illingworth ’79 of Oswego died March 26, 2013. He was a 20-year veteran of the New York Air National Guard. Surviving are his wife, Janet Hampton ’65; and two daughters, Heather ’05 and Sarah.

Howard Seigel ’79 of Clearwater, Fla. died Feb. 2, 2013. He earned his DPM from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Howard is survived by two sons.

Gordon “Jim” Van Liew ’80 of Greenville, N.C. died Jan. 23, 2013.

Dale Davis ’81 of Oswego passed away Jan. 28, 2013. He was a self-employed contractor. “Chip” is survived by his father, Dale; a daughter, Sarah; a son, Kyle ’07; three sisters, Deborah Sprague ’90; Laurie Yule ’85; and Kimberlee Buskey; and two step-siblings.

Judy Letvak ’83, of New York City, passed away June 23, 2013. She was a member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2009 and was active as a mentor to Oswego students and graduates. Judy was previously the manager of Madison Square Gardens Human Management Systems. She was a volunteer for and supporter of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, a sister, nieces and nephews and a large circle of Oswego friends. Gifts in Judy’s memory may be sent to the Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, State University of New York, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

Lois Roccato ’87 of Albuquerque, died Jan. 28, 2013.

Lisa Sweazey Topoleski ’89 of Freeville, passed away Feb. 12, 2013. She received her master’s degree from San Diego State. She taught in the South Seneca School District and the Lansing Central School District. Surviving are her husband, Daniel; and three daughters.

Lori Bresnahan ’91 of Liverpool died March 14, 2013. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Lori was a school librarian in the Liverpool School District and had previously worked in the Oswego and Syracuse City School Districts. She is survived by her daughter and her mother.

Margaret Reilly Harrigan ’91 M ’96 of Syracuse passed away April 22, 2013. She was a graduate of Central City Business Institute and Onondaga Community College. She began her teaching career at Bellevue Heights Nursery School. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Peggy taught at John T. Roberts Elementary School until her retirement in 2012. Surviving are two sons, a daughter; and eight grandchildren.

Sue Fulkerson ’92, M ’97 of Adams, passed away Feb. 8, 2013. She earned an associate’s degree from Jefferson Community College. Sue was the proprietor of Business Help Accounting & Tax Preparations until her retirement in 2005. Surviving are her husband, Roy; two children; and four grandchildren.

Joseph Cahill ’94 of Boulder, Colo. died April 28, 2013. He was a lighting designer in the music industry. Surviving are his mother, Regina; a daughter, Cassidy; three brothers; and two sisters.

Angela Bellardini ’95 of Washington, D.C. died May 18, 2013. She earned her master’s degree at Catholic University and was a librarian at the College of Nursing and Science at Catholic University. Surviving are her parents, Ernest and Mary; and four brothers, including Christopher ’85.

Patrick McGarry ’97 of Glenville, passed away Oct. 20, 2011. He received his master’s degree from the College of St. Rose. Pat taught at Zoller Elementary School in Schenectady. He had previously taught at Woodlawn Elementary School and at the International Charter School of Schenectady. Surviving are his parents, Greg and June; two brothers and a sister.

Lisa Teifke Domicolo ’00 M ’06 of Mexico passed away March 14, 2013. She was a first grade teacher at New Haven Elementary School. Surviving are her husband, Michael; a daughter; and a son.
Matthew Leonardo ’05 of Penfield passed away March 17, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Marcelline; a brother; and three sisters.

Joseph Kendrick ’10 of Liverpool passed away April 30, 2013. He was the owner and operator of Custom Cleanout Champs in Auburn. Surviving are a sister and four brothers.

Ian Cuthill, former Visiting Professor in the School of Business passed away April 21, 2013. He was a graduate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry in London, earned an MBA at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Surviving are his wife, Jean; four children; and nine grandchildren.

John Schluep, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics passed away Feb. 2, 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Hartwick College and a master’s degree at Columbia University. John served with the U.S. Navy in WWII. He co-authored several books, including a series of math textbooks for elementary schools. Surviving are his wife, Betty; three children; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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