In Memoriam

Loretta Donahue Peck ’39 of Oswego died Oct. 16, 2013. She taught for many years, beginning in one-room schoolhouses and later for Mexico (N.Y.) Academy and Central Schools. She is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

George Maharay ’41 of Frederick, Md., died Dec. 8, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for three years. George earned a master’s degree at New York University. He was employed in a number of capacities with the federal government, beginning in 1946 as a personnel officer for the U.S. Military Academy, the Air Force, the Postal Service, the Treasury Department and the Department of Transportation. He retired in 1975 as the director of personnel of the Energy Research and Development Administration. Surviving are his wife, Jean; a daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Frances Dubois Enggren ’45 of Clyde, N.C., died Aug. 10, 2013. She was a teacher for 28 years, including several years in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (N.Y.) School District. Surviving are a son, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jack Petrie ’49 of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 21, 2013. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Jack was an associate professor of education at SUNY Cortland until his retirement in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons; and six grandchildren.

Naomi Kaufman Loble Stern ’50 of Basking Ridge, N.J., died Sept. 10, 2013. She earned an Ed.D. in educational administration from Rutgers University. Naomi taught at Glenwood Elementary School in Short Hills, N.J., for 25 years, retiring in 1989. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; two daughters; and five grandchildren.

William Dowdle ’53 of Oswego died Jan. 7, 2014. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the Oswego City School District, first as the truant officer and later as a science and math teacher at Oswego High School. He retired in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Betty Reed Dowdle ’47; two sons; a daughter; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Anne Dowdle Beardslee ’39.

Thomas Tovey ’57 of Lady Lake, Fla., died Oct. 22, 2013. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He later earned a master’s degree at Oswego. He taught in the Whitesboro (N.Y.) Central School District for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Margaret Scharf DeLapp ’58 of Oswego died Jan. 1, 2014. She taught in the Hannibal (N.Y.) Central School District, and in the Oswego City School District at Kingsford Park and Leighton elementary schools for more than 25 years, retiring in 1988. Margaret is survived by her husband, William; three sons; a daughter; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Fred Scharf ’62, and John Scharf ’63 and his wife, Eugenie Notel Scharf ’63.

John Claus M’62 of Fuquay Varina, N.C., died Oct. 9, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1950, and earned a master’s degree in education in 1965 and an educational administration degree in 1965 at Oswego. John was a teacher and administrator in the Baldwinsville (N.Y.) School District from 1960 until his retirement in 1983. He is survived by seven daughters, two sons, 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Margaret Froio Young ’63 of Minoa, N.Y., died Nov. 18, 2013. She was a teacher at Lakeshore Elementary School and later a substitute teacher at Minoa Elementary School. She is survived by a son, two daughters and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William ’63.

Linda Longway Malinich ’64 of Rochester, N.Y., died Oct. 15, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a son; and two grandchildren.

Eleanor Becker Roth ’64 of Fulton, N.Y., died Nov. 1, 2013. Prior to retiring, she was a reading teacher in the Fulton City School District. She is survived by two daughters, four sons, three stepchildren, 38 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

David Lansing ’65 of Essex, N.Y., died Dec. 10, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army. David taught industrial arts/technology at Vestal (N.Y.) High School and Willsboro (N.Y.) Central School. Surviving are his wife, Dianne; a son; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Linton Pitluga ’65 of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, died Aug. 17, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis.

James Ferris ’67 of Stillwater, N.Y., died Nov. 2, 2013. He began his career teaching fifth grade in the Niskayuna (N.Y.) School District. He was principal at Bell Top Elementary School in the East Greenbush (N.Y.) Central School District for 27 years, retiring in 2002. He was also an adjunct professor at Russell Sage College. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters; and two grandsons.

Charles Eddy ’68 of Syracuse, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2013. He taught at Liverpool (N.Y.) Middle School for more than 30 years. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law.

Gary Goolden ’69 of Cranberry Lake, N.Y., died July 9, 2012. He taught social studies at Ogdensburg (N.Y.) Free Academy for 35 years and was the hockey coach for 10 years. In retirement he was a substitute teacher with the Clifton-Fine (N.Y.) Central School District. Gary is survived by his wife, Patricia; three children; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Gregory Forbes ’71 of Syracuse, N.Y., died Nov. 2, 2013. He earned a master’s degree at Syracuse University. He had been a teacher at Groton (N.Y.) Central Schools and retired from West Genesee School District in 2000 as a guidance counselor. He is survived by three siblings.

Thomas Lynch ’71 of Mount Kisco, N.Y., died Sept. 11, 2011.

Paul Stratton ’71 of Auburn, N.Y., died Nov. 18, 2013. He worked for several businesses in the Auburn area, including Currier Plastics, Bo-Mer Plastics and TRW. He is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

Maureen McGuane Brownell ’74 of Sandy Creek, N.Y., died Oct. 27, 2013. She earned an accounting degree from Jefferson Community College in 2011. Maureen taught mathematics at Sandy Creek (N.Y.) Central School for 33 years, retiring in 2012. Surviving are her husband, Douglas; two daughters; a son; and two grandsons.

Timothy Tam ’74 of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., died Nov. 24, 2012. He was an assistant professor of mathematics at Community College of Philadelphia. Timothy earned a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University in 1982. Surviving are his wife, Juliana; and a son.

Burton Colling ’77 of Phoenix, N.Y., died Oct. 23, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Stanley McDonald ’78 M’85 of Lowville, N.Y., died March 14, 2013. He began his career teaching industrial arts at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt. He had taught in the South Lewis Central School District in Turin, N.Y., since 1985. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Carol Morley Snyder ’79 of Fair Haven, N.J., died July 15, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Michael ’75; and a son.

Richard Walker ’79 of Mulberry, Fla., died Nov. 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Corrine; three daughters; and five grandchildren.

Thaddeus Iorizzo ’83 of Oswego died Jan. 3, 2014. He also studied at University of Texas in Denton, Texas, and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University. He had performed with the Binghamton (N.Y.) Symphony Orchestra and many Central New York area bands. He had been the code enforcement officer for the city of Oswego. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Prisco ’83; two sons, Linus and Rinaldo; his parents, Marilee and Luciano, Professor Emeritus of History at Oswego; three brothers; and a sister.

Marc Seigerman ’88 of Westfield, N.J., died Nov. 15, 2013. He was a salesman for Getty Images of Manhattan. Surviving are his wife, Karen; his mother, Nancy; and three children.

Linda Sorensen Laba ’89 of Syracuse, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2011. She is survived by two children.

Christine Bowes Morley ’92 of Farmingville, N.Y., died Sept. 11, 2011.

Brian Passero ’94 of Johnstown, N.Y., died Jan. 1, 2014. He was a graduate of Herkimer Community College in 1991. He had been the national sales manager at Spray Nine of Johnstown. He is survived by his wife, Lydia; his parents, Richard and Linda; and two siblings.

Renee Isabell Dillon M’02 of North Syracuse, N.Y., died Jan. 4, 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbia College. Renee was a sales account executive with Bio-Reference Laboratories. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; her parents; and three sons.

Kory Rauscher ’09 of Waterloo, N.Y., died Jan. 3, 2014. He was the operations manager of the Pennsylvania Division of D.C. Rauscher Inc. Kory is survived by his parents, David and Kelly; two sisters; and a brother.

Anthony DelPrete, Associate Professor Emeritus of Earth Science, died Oct. 18, 2013. He came to Oswego in 1963 and taught geology and oceanography for 34 years, retiring on Sept. 20, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three children; eight grandchildren; three stepchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

JoAn Huff, Professor Emerita of Women’s Health and Physical Education, died Dec. 9, 2013. She was appointed at Oswego in 1958 and retired in 1989.

Albert Leighton, Professor Emeritus of History, died Nov. 28, 2013. He came to Oswego in September 1964 and retired in September 1985. He is survived by his wife, Estella ’73.

Ronald Medici, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Theatre, died Oct. 24, 2013. He earned a master’s degree at Syracuse University. He taught at Oswego for more than 20 years. After his retirement, he continued teaching at Mohawk Valley Community College and Utica College. He is survived by a sister, Johann Goddard; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Debbie Medici; and special friend, Jay Austin.

Luther Peterson, Professor Emeritus of History, died Jan. 29, 2014. He founded Oswego’s history department in 1970. Although he retired in 2007, he continued to teach as an adjunct faculty member in the Honors Program through the 2013 fall semester. He earned a master’s and Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Luther College. He attended the Yale University Divinity School in 1961-62 on a Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship. He is survived by a son, Lars-Anders of Aurora; a sister, Helen Hustad (Jack) of Mukilteo, Wash.; a brother, Hamlet A. (Suzanne), of Rochester, Minn.; and six nephews and nieces. Donations may be made in Luther’s memory to SUNY Oswego History Dept. or Honors Program. Donations can be sent to Oswego College Foundation, 215 Sheldon Hall, Oswego N.Y. 13126; made online at alumni.oswego.edu; or by calling 315-312-3003.

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