Elsie Cates Shirley ’39 of Boylston, N.Y., died Nov. 2, 2014. Prior to her retirement, she taught in the Sandy Creek Central School District. Oswald Kopp ’40 of Lincoln, Neb., died May 22, 2013. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University and was a professor and principal of the laboratory school at SUNY Potsdam. He
Courtney Newstead ’30 of King City, Ore., died Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 104. He began his teaching career in Mexico, N.Y. He left teaching to build and operate a frozen food locker and meat processing business, which he ran for 20 years. He returned to teaching at Lyme Central School in Chaumont,
Elizabeth O’Brien Gumaer ’34 of Niskayuna, N.Y., died May 5, 2014, at the age of 100. She taught in the Watertown, N.Y., area and worked as an accountant for the federal government. She is survived by four children and three grandchildren. Alfred Johns ’42 of Webster, N.Y., died Sept. 15, 2014. He was an elementary
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.
Imani Gary ’15 wasn’t born when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, killing the 259 passengers aboard and 11 people on the ground. She didn’t know the two SUNY Oswego students who perished in the bombing: Colleen Brunner ’90 and Lynne Hartunian ’89. Yet, Gary said her life has been profoundly affected by them. As the 2013
When friends remember the late Patricia Russell Secrest ’64, they speak of her laugh, her propensity for good times and her kindness. Friends remember how much she enjoyed Oswego — the campus, professors and classmates. Friends remember, above all, how much she loved the lake, walking along the shoreline, catching a sunset or gazing over the water.
Stuart Allen ’29 of Bradenton, Fla., died Oct. 19, 2011. He is survived by a daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren. Werner Beer ’39 of Rochester passed away Sept. 5, 2012. He was employed at Taylor Instrument during World War II, and later was in sales for Diversy and White Haven Memorial Park. Raymond Green
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
Nancy Whitlock Adragna ’35 of North Syracuse passed away Dec. 19. She was employed by the Syracuse City School District for many years, retiring from the Franklin School. Nancy is survived by two sons, Richard and Robert “Mac” ’64; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren. Walter Calhoun ’35 of Sun City, Ariz., died July 6