In Memoriam

Marjorie Burns Edison ’30 of Skaneateles, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 105. She had taught in the Clinton School District and retired from Marcellus (N.Y.) Central School in 1967.

Anthony Marinaccio ’34 of Lady Lake, Fla., died Jan. 31, 2012.

Virginia Davidson Burr ’35 of Lowville, N.Y., died Nov. 19, 2013.

Dorothy Palmer Fresch ’36 of Oswego died Sept. 1, 2012.

Robert Merrill ’36 of Rodman, N.Y., died March 18, 2014. He began his teaching career in a two-room schoolhouse in Rodman, where he taught grades 4-6. He served with the U.S. Army after being drafted in 1944 at the age of 30. He retired from teaching in Adams Center, N.Y., in 1970 after 35 years of teaching. Surviving are a son, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Marietta McDevitt Place ’36 of Bradenton, Fla., died June 4, 2012.

Helen Lanphear Kline ’38 of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 2014. She was a substitute teacher for many years in the Homer Central School District. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard ’37. Surviving are two sons, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Helen Bond Griffin ’39 of Mexico, N.Y., died Jan. 15, 2014. She was a music teacher at Mexico Academy and Central School, retiring in 1976. She later worked in a halfway house for Vista in Cincinnati. She is survived by a son, a daughter, two grandchildren and a sister. She was predeceased by 10 siblings, including Evelyn ’27, Dora ’31, Elizabeth Rein ’30 and Bertha Emerson ’34.

George Maharay ’41 of Frederick, Md., died Dec. 8, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He began his career with the federal government beginning in 1946 as a personnel officer in the U.S. Military Academy, and 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.

Elizabeth Anne Fulton Hyde ’42 of Asheville, N.C., died Feb. 5, 2014. She taught elementary school in Johnstown, Canajoharie, Fultonville, St. Johnsville and Scotia, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Frank ’42; and a daughter and son-in-law.

Raymond Davids ’46 of Beaufort, N.C., died April 4, 2014. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a teacher for 33 years, and held many roles in public service during his retirement. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Lillian Tucker ’46. Surviving are seven children, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

D. George Buso ’48 of Hyde Park, N.Y., died Nov 6, 2013. He served with the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1951. He taught industrial arts technology in Delhi, N.Y., for several years. He retired from I.B.M. Corporation in 1984. He is survived by a daughter, Catherine; two sons, Donald and Steven ’74; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

John Foster ’48 of Seneca Falls, N.Y., died Aug. 29, 2013. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught in the Seneca Falls and Clyde school districts in New York before joining Goulds Pumps, where he worked for 31 years until his retirement in 1983. Surviving are his wife, Florence; two daughters, Susan ’75 and Carol; a son, Jackson; and two grandsons.

Warren Perkins ’49 of Fayetteville, N.Y., died Nov. 15, 2013. He is survived by four children.

William Bilasz ’50 of Oriskany, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2014. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a math teacher at Staley Junior High School in Rome, N.Y., for more than 30 years, retiring in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Jane Cavanaugh ’48.

Ruth Karp Lamb ’51 of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Nov. 8, 2013.

George Michiloff ’51 of Surfside Beach, S.C., died Dec. 21, 2013. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a teacher and principal in the Copiague (N.Y.) School District for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Mercia Graham Palmer ’51 of Manlius, N.Y., died April 22, 2014. She taught in the Mexico and Pulaski school districts before joining the American Red Cross. She served as field director for the U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center on Guam and later as Red Cross station manager at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. She is survived by a son, James, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

George Fernandez ’52 of Milford, Maine, died Jan. 4, 2014. He earned a master’s degree at SUNY Albany. He began his teaching career in Glens Falls, N.Y., and later served in various administrative capacities for Ulster County BOCES. He retired in 1988. During his retirement, he served as a student teacher supervisor for the University of Maine. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, a son, two grandsons, two step-grandsons and three step-great-grandchildren.

Rodney Johnson ’52 of Middlefield, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2014. He taught history, English and special education for 20 years before being ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1969. For 37 years, he pastored United Methodist Churches in the Cooperstown area. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Luberta Fields Mays ’52 of Jamaica, N.Y., died April 6, 2014. She earned a master’s degree from Queens College in 1964 and her doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 1970. She began her teaching career in New York City public schools in 1954, where she remained until 1968 when she moved to the Bank Street School for Children. In 1974, she joined the faculty at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, where she was an instructor, deputy chairperson of teacher education, division chairperson of teacher education, and provost and dean of academic affairs. She retired in 1992.

Margaret Atkinson Whiteside Crowley ’53 of Saranac Lake, N.Y., died March 18, 2014. She earned a master’s degree from SUNY Potsdam. She began her teaching career in the St. Regis (N.Y.) School District. Later she taught first grade at Lake Clear for 10 years until her retirement in 1995. She is survived by six children, six stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marie Torella Muccioli ’53 of Vero Beach, Fla., died Dec. 4, 2013. She was a retired teacher. Surviving are her husband, Benjamin ’53, two daughters and two granddaughters.

Malvin Greenberg ’54 of Tampa, Fla., died Dec. 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ann Petringa ’54; three children, Robyn, Scott and Lori Greenberg-Doty ’83; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Walter McCullor ’54 of Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 11, 2013. He earned a master’s degree at Cornell University, and was a teacher in the Waterloo (N.Y.) Central School District and at local colleges. Surviving are his wife, Donna, four children and six grandchildren.

Shirley Burns Ochs ’54 of Hotchkiss, Colo., died Jan. 4, 2014. She taught in Ilion, New York, Colorado and California. She and her husband, Don, operated a fruit farm in Hotchkiss. She is survived by her husband, two children and six grandchildren.

Rosemary Walsh Gillard ’55 of Vestal, N.Y., died March 4, 2014. She taught for 24 years in the Vestal Central School District. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Jack ’48. Surviving are her five children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Joan Kosciow ’56 of Staten Island, N.Y., died April 14, 2014. She taught elementary school in Union, N.J., for 25 years. She is survived by two sisters.

Anne Brennan ’57 of Ocala, Fla., died April 5, 2014. She earned a master’s degree at SUNY Cortland. She taught in the East Syracuse-Minoa and Tully school districts in New York. She is survived by a sister and a brother.

Anthony Pastizzo ’57 of Peru, N.Y., died Mar. 12, 2012. He earned a master’s degree at SUNY Potsdam. He was a teacher and administrator for 30 years in the Gouverneur (N.Y.) Central School District prior to retiring in 1986. Following his retirement, he operated Tony’s Tours for 24 years. Surviving are two daughters, two sons, a stepson, 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three sisters and a brother, Angelo ’56.

Charles Konecny ’58 of Binghamton, N.Y., died Oct. 11, 2013. He taught photography at North High School in Binghamton for 30 years. Surviving are two daughters, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Phillip Letiecq ’60 of Arlington, Vt., died Aug. 29, 2012. He earned a master’s degree at SUNY Cortland. He taught Industrial Arts. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; four children and one granddaughter.

Patricia Maloney ’60 of Brighton, N.Y., died April 12, 2013. She was a teacher in the Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) Central School District for 35 years. She is survived by a son, James.

Donald Olin ’60 of Fly Creek, N.Y., died Jan. 24, 2014. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He taught industrial arts and driver’s education in the Albany and Cooperstown area. He owned “The Cobbler Shoppe” shoe store in Cooperstown for eight years, and in 1977, he opened Olin Realty, which he ran until he retired in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Gail, three daughters and four grandchildren.

Ronald Mapstone ’61 of Stone Ridge, N.Y., died July 24, 2013. He taught industrial arts for 29 years at Rondout Valley High School in Accord, N.Y., retiring in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Pat, a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.

Matthias Mathewson ’61 of Sebastian, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2014. He taught electronics and industrial arts at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, a daughter, a son and two grandchildren.

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 earned his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University in 1950. He earned a master’s degree in 1962 and his educational administration CAS in 1965 at Oswego. He was a teacher and administrator in the Baldwinsville (N.Y.) Central School District from 1960 until his retirement in 1983. He is survived by seven daughters, two sons, 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

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

Douglas Brown ’66 of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Dec. 2, 2013.

Penelope Frank Hahn ’68 of St. Marys, Ga., died Jan. 12, 2014.

Walter Long ’68 of Jewett City, Conn., died Nov. 3, 2011.

Marvin Bartholomew ’71 of Minoa, N.Y., died Feb. 8, 2014. He worked for more than 30 years in the Syracuse City School District as a teacher and a coach. He is survived by his wife, Emily, two daughters and two grandchildren.

Charles Kraushaar ’72 of Hilton Head, S.C., died March 26, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Susan, two sons, four grandchildren and his mother, Beverly.

Richard McDermott ’72 of Mexico, N.Y., died March 22, 2014. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1970, retiring as lieutenant commander. He taught math at Mexico Academy and Central School until his retirement in 1989. Surviving are his wife, Inez, a son, three daughters, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dean Tyo ’72 of Cicero, N.Y., died April 8, 2014. He worked for Honeywell International for more than 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Elaine, two sons, a grandson, two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Cynthia Sweet Wright ’73 of Macedon, N.Y., died Nov. 18, 2011. She earned a master’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. She taught at Penfield (N.Y.) High School for several years and worked at Eastman Kodak for five years. She is survived by her husband, James ’73.

Michael Brown ’75 of Houston died Sept. 8, 2013. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Delaware. He was the curator of Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Surviving are three brothers.

Ronald LaMountain ’75 of Peru, N.Y., died Feb. 22, 2014. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an industrial arts/technology teacher and football coach for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Lynda, and two children.

Lana Ireland ’76 of Syracuse, N.Y., died April 2, 2014. She is survived by her son, Justan, two grandchildren and her father.

Charles McHugh ’77 of Spring Lake, N.J., died March 12, 2014. He earned master’s degrees at Columbia and Syracuse universities. He had been employed with the National Bank of Canada. Surviving are his wife, Sara-Lynne, and two children.

Timothy Cughan ’79 of Tulsa, Okla., died March 16, 2013. He worked as a security officer. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a sister, three step-children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Kirk Handov ’81 of Hernando Beach, Fla., died March 21, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are his fiancée, Barbara, two sons and a grandchild.

Steven James ’82 of Marshfield, Mass., died Jan. 7, 2014. He earned a master’s degree at Indiana State University. He had his captain’s license and was self-employed.

Thomas Stone M’84 of Oswego died Jan. 23, 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Fredonia and a master’s degree and certificate of advanced study at Oswego. He taught music in the Webster Central and Oswego City school districts. He later became an administrator in the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District. After his retirement, he was a student teacher supervisor at SUNY Oswego. Surviving are his wife, Gloria, a daughter and a granddaughter.

David Carter ’89 of Cadyville, N.Y., died March 9, 2014. He served with the U.S. Army on active duty for three years, and more than 20 years as a reservist, retiring as a sergeant major. He retired from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Judy, three sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Sharon Hungerford O’Neill ’92 of Newark, Del., died April 21, 2014. She was pursuing her master’s degree at Wilmington University. She had been an elementary teacher for 12 years. She is survived by a daughter, Jessica, two granddaughters and five siblings, including Rhonda Hungerford ’91.

Randy Pike ’92 of Grant, Fla., died Aug. 1, 2013. He earned a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1996 and a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in 1999. He was the founder and president of Pike Enterprises, LLC and had previously been employed at Xerox, Harris Corporation and Lockheed Martin. He is survived by his parents, Norm and Linda.

Robert McCarthy ’96 of Victor, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 2013. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He was employed by Chamberlain D’Amanda in Rochester. Surviving are his wife, Catherine; a son, Sean; a daughter, Bridgid; his parents, Jim and Polly; and brothers, James ’95 and Daniel ’99.

Michael Roskind ’96 of Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 16, 2011. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Kentucky. He is survived by a son, his father and stepmother, five brothers, three sisters and his stepfather.

Marcia Ukleya ’96 of Hannibal, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2014. She was an auditor with the U.S. Department of Defense. Surviving are her parents, Joseph and Loretta, a brother and a sister.

Jennifer Laquidari Miles ’04 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., died April 24, 2014. She was a fourth grade teacher at McNamara Elementary School in Baldwinsville. She is survived by her husband, Gregory; a son, Logan; her parents, Michael and Bettyjane; and three brothers.

Lisa Husung ’12 of Medina, N.Y., died Jan. 2, 2014. She was pursuing her master’s degree at the University at Buffalo. She is survived by her parents, Carl ’78 and Janet, a sister, a brother and her fiancé, Kristopher Moseley ’11.

Garrick Utley, Senior Fellow and Professor of Broadcasting and Journalism, died Feb. 21, 2014. He served as director of New York in the World, an initiative of the SUNY Levin Institute that focuses on the competitiveness of New York in today’s global economy. He served as the founding president from 2003 to 2011. Before joining SUNY, he worked as a broadcast journalist on NBC, ABC and CNN, as well as in public radio and television, specializing in international affairs. He received broadcast journalism’s most respected honors, including the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award and the George Foster Peabody Award. He is survived by his wife, Gertje.

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