Edgar H. Hunting 1925 on March 7, 2000. He was ninety-five and a resident of Carpinteria, California.
Ed attended Kenyon for two years and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan. After accepting a position with Steelcase, Inc., in 1927 and working there for eight years, he formed the Hunting Roberts Company, which represented Steelcase and other firms dealing in office equipment, in partnership with his boyhood friend E.O. "Curly" Roberts in 1935. Ed served as president of that company from 1936 until 1962, when Steelcase purchased Hunting Roberts to become Steelcase of California. He continued as president of that subsidiary until his retirement in 1965. In addition to taking an active role in All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, and, later, All Saints by the Sea in Montecito, California, Ed served as president of the board of directors of the Episcopal Church Home in Alhambra, California, from 1978 to 1981. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara, California.
Ed last visited the campus in May 1993, when a granddaughter graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. At that time, he fondly recalled old College songs as well as other aspects of college life in the 1920s. "Kenyon was a significant part of my youth," he said.
Ed is survived by a daughter, Nancy Hunting Saunders; three sons, Edgar D., John S., and David T. Hunting; and four grandchildren, Amy Simpson, John H. Saunders '97, James Hunting, and Alice Hunting.
Anthony F. Pacella 1929 on September 15, 1998. He was ninety and a resident of Campbell, Ohio.
Anthony, who attended Kenyon for one year, went on to graduate from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his law degree. He had a private law practice in Youngstown, Ohio, for more than sixty years. Anthony served as mayor of Campbell from 1940 to 1941 and again from 1946 to 1949 and as a member of the Campbell Board of Education from 1944 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1969.
Anthony is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Andrew W. Rose '31 on August 11, 2000, of injuries sustained in a fall. He was eighty-nine and a resident of Carmel, California.
At Kenyon, Andrew was an English major and a member of Beta Theta Pi. Upon graduation, he joined the Warner Gear Division of the Borg-Warner Corporation in Indiana. Andrew was transferred to California in 1953 and then to England in 1955 as assistant to the chairman of Borg-Warner Ltd., charged with establishing a transmission plant in Letchworth and later a joint manufacturing venture in Germany. Returning to the United States, he was named president of the Byron Jackson Division of Borg-Warner. In 1966, Andrew was promoted to international vice president of Borg-Warner. He retired in 1970. Andrew, who received his pilot's license in 1932, promoted private aviation in Indiana for nearly thirty years. He was one of the founders of Muncie Aviation, and for several years he wrote a weekly column on aviation in the Muncie Evening Star. A member of Quiet Birdmen for more than sixty years, Andrew served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy's Air Training Command from 1942 to 1946. He was also a member of the board of directors of Trico Industries and Vetco Offshore, a director of the American Petroleum Institute, and president of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association. In Los Angeles, California, Andrew served as president of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association and the Vernon Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was a trustee of Claremont McKenna College, the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and the Northwood Institute.
Andrew is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter, Mary Rose Cafiero; two sons, Christopher and Nicholas Rose; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Richard S. Tuttle '32 on January 10, 2000. He was eighty-eight and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
An English and economics major at Kenyon, Dick was a member of the football team. During his early career, he was employed by Kroger Company and Procter and Gamble. In 1938, Dick formed the Barq Bottling Company, from which he retired as president in 1980.
Dick is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth H. Tuttle, and a son, Richard S. Tuttle Jr. '63.
James J. Clark 1933 on April 10, 2000, following an extended illness. He was eighty-eight and a resident of Canton, Ohio.
Jim attended Kenyon for one year and joined Beta Theta Pi. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. A forty-year employee of Steel Specialties in Canton, Jim retired in 1972.
Jim is survived by his wife, Florence; a son, Jeffrey Clark; two grandchilren, John and Heather Clark; and a great-grandchild, Mariah Clark. Memorial contributionsmay be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association.
W. Charles Howard '40 on August 20, 1999. He was eighty-two and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
A biology major at Kenyon, Chuck was a member of Psi Upsilon. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer, assigned to the Second Infantry Division in Europe. After working for a number of years as a biologist for the U.S. Public Health Services, Chuck formed his own firm, Howard Distributing Company.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Fay Marion Howard.
James G. Trainer '41 on May 1, 2000, after a brief illness. He was eighty-two and a resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio.
An economics major at Kenyon, Jim was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the varsity polo team. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served throughout Italy, North Africa, and Sicily. Jim retired in 1982 from the administration of Ohio State University, where he was auditor of student organizations.
Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara Bodwell Trainer; two sons, James G. Jr. and Thomas B. Trainer; four grandchildren, James G. III, Jill, Thomas M., and Amy Trainer; a brother, Thomas Trainer; a sister, Marguerite Moore; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
E. Malcolm "Tex" Anderson 1941 on October 19, 1999. He was eighty-one and a resident of Kerrville, Texas.
Tex played football for one year at Kenyon and joined Psi Upsilon. In 1941, he moved his family to Medina, Texas, where he joined his mother in establishing the A Bar A Ranch, raising registered Hereford cattle and sheep. Tex was a pilot, flying his private plane for business and leading "All Texas Air Tours" for most of its forty-six years in business. He was responsible for introducing the value of airstrips to small towns throughout the state. As president of the International Flying Farmers, Tex was instrumental in overseeing the building of their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, in 1953. Thirty years later, in 1983, as president of the American Bonanza Society, he established their headquarters, also at the Wichita International Airport.
Tex was a son of E. Malcolm Anderson '14, in whose name a prize is awarded annually to the undergraduate who has done the most for Kenyon during the current year.
Tex is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Gail E. Cowper; five sons, Robert M., Donald M., Peter M., Jeffrey C., and Andrew E. Anderson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. Anderson; and two sisters, Jane Mullins and Katherine Goes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, 710 Water Street, Kerrville 78028.
David P. Rowe Sr. 1941 on January 8, 2000. He was eighty-two and a resident of Northbrook, Illinois.
A political science major at Kenyon, Dave was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and the swimming team. He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II. Dave worked for forty-two years at the Chicago Tribune, eventually serving as sales manager for the western division. Upon retirement from the Tribune in 1982, he joined the Daily Herald, where he worked on a part-time basis for ten years.
Dave is survived by his wife, Cynthia Aldrich Rowe; two daughters, Lynwood Rowe Dahl and Barbara Rowe Roberts; a son, David Prescott Rowe Jr.; and a grandson, Andrew Rowe Bosshard. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Shore Senior Center, 7 South Happ Road, Northfield, Illinois 60013, or to the Wesley Child Care Center Building Fund, 727 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60025.
J. Forbes Tuttle '41 on July 14, 1999, following an extended illness. He was eighty and a resident of Bath, New Hampshire.
Following graduation from Kenyon, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, Forbes served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a lieutenant, junior grade. He retired from a management position with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Forbes is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hood Tuttle; two daughters, Sandra J. DeGregorio and Jane Stimson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Philip B. Tuttle; two sisters, Katrine Savage and Susan Griffith; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ichiro Hasegawa '43 on December 24, 1999, of chronic lung disease. He was eighty-five and a resident of Richmond, Virginia.
One of three sons of a Japanese immigrant farmer who lived in Renton, Washington, Ichiro served as his family's English speaker and took on the responsibility of marketing their crops. Able to attend school only on a part-time basis, he spent ten years working toward his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Washington. Twenty-seven years old and six credits short of college graduation at the entrance of the United States into World War II, Ichiro was sent with his family to the Tule Lake Relocation Center, an internment camp in California. He was permitted to leave when the Student Relocation Committee, a religious and academic group dedicated to helping people whose educations had been interrupted by the war, secured his release.
Ichiro completed his education at Kenyon, after which the University of Washington awarded him a bachelor's degree in chemistry, summa cum laude. He then joined Atlantic Richfield in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a physicist. In 1965, Ichiro moved to the research division of Philip Morris in Richmond, Virginia, retiring in 1981. In retirement, Ichiro volunteered at Meals on Wheels, where he helped develop a computerized delivery system, and at Richmond Open High School, where he taught mathematics.
Ichiro is survived by his wife, Marii Kyogoku Hasegawa; two daughters, Kimi and Maya Hasegawa; and two brothers, Jiro and Saburo Hasegawa.
Henry I. Meyer 1943 on January 19, 2000, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was seventy-eight and a resident of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Henry attended Kenyon for two years and then went on to complete his education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in both the European and Pacific theaters. Following his discharge, Henry worked for United Gas Corporation while earning an advanced degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University. In 1950, he moved to Shreveport to work at the research laboratory of United Gas and its successor, Pennzoil. Henry retired as manager of the management science department, a problem-solving unit. In retirement, he taught at Centenary College, served as president of the Literacy Volunteers of America there, and published four books and a play about his World War II experiences.
Henry is survived by his wife, Janet Reardon Meyer; three daughters, Carol Meyer, Leslie Meyer Boose, and Gail Meyer Gibson '75; five grandchildren, Bruce, Luke, and Ruth Gibson and Lauren and Hannah Boose; a brother, John I. Meyer; and a brother-in-law, Col. Logan Cox. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105, or to the Literacy Volunteers of America, Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport 71104-3396.
Frederick W. Wright 1943 on April 24, 1999, at Chillicothe (Ohio) Veterans Hospital, following a long illness. He was seventy-seven and a resident of Gambier, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Fred was a member of Beta Theta Pi. A U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, he was shot down over Germany and taken prisoner; he was later awarded a Purple Heart. Fred retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and then had a career with General Motors Corporation, from which he retired.
Fred is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Laura Laughlin, Elizabeth Miller, and Patricia Burchett; three sons, Fred T., Thomas J., and Philip Wright; a stepdaughter, Nancy Thomaselli; a stepson, Bill Clary; twenty grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, John G. and Ned Wright. Memorial contributions may be made to Ex-P.O.W., State Department Office, 65 South Front Street, Room 431, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Joseph S. Herrington '44 on March 5, 2000. He was seventy-eight and a resident of North Andover, Massachusetts.
A psychology major at Kenyon, Joseph was active in campus government, serving as president of Student Council. He was awarded the College's top student honor, the E. Malcolm Anderson Cup. During World War II, Joseph served in the Pacific as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and received a commendation for his leadership and bravery during combat. Following the war, he earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, worked as chief psychologist at the Veteran's Administration hospital at Leech Farm, Pennsylvania, and served as an associate professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1957, Joseph became a founding partner of Psychological Consultants to Industry (PCI), which he served as president from 1987 until his retirement in 1990. He also served as president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and as chair of its certification board from 1962 until 1970.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Therese Nash Herrington; three daughters, Patricia and Paula Herrington and Kathryn H. Burwinkle; two sons, Joseph and Michael Herrington; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Moustakas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Association, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 707, Boston, Massachusetts 02118.
Robert W. Taylor 1944 on April 18, 2000, after an illness. He was eighty-one and a resident of Little Compton, Rhode Island, and Chula Vista, California.
At Kenyon, Robert was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a pilot and flying night missions from an aircraft carrier. Robert retired from the navy as a commander in 1965.
Robert is survived by his companion, Betty Hough, a sister, Elinor Hough, and several nieces and nephews.
Charles T. Bumer Jr. 1945 on September 11, 1996. He was seventy-two and a resident of San Diego, California.
Charles attended Kenyon for one year, transferring to Cornell University's Navy College Training Program. He served in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces from 1943 to 1946 and completed his degree at Cornell in 1947. Charles earned a law degree from the George Washington University Law School and then established a private law practice in San Diego in 1953, specializing in criminal defense, military law, and general trial and appellate work.
Charles is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hale Bumer, and three daughters, Elizabeth A., Avery H., and Mary C. Bumer.
Edward A. Nugent '45 on January 11, 2000, of a heart attack. He was seventy-six and a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Ed first entered Kenyon in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 and then returned to the College, where he received his degree in mathematics magna cum laude and won election to Phi Beta Kappa. A member of Senior Council and the Middle Kenyon Association, Ed also participated in track and debating. He earned a law degree from Harvard University in 1951 and then practiced law in California for more than forty years, with the exception of a four-year period during the 1970s in which he served as a special assistant attorney general in the Oregon State Department of Justice. Although his specialty was antitrust law, his passion was mountain climbing; he was proud of having climbed Mount Orizaba, one of Mexico's highest peaks.
Ed is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, James A. and Edward T. Nugent; a daughter, Julie Nugent Zamoyski; and five grandsons, Trevor, Nathan, Kevin, and Andrew Nugent and Kyle Brubaker.
David T. Tyler '45 on October 31, 1999. He was seventy-six and a resident of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Dave entered Kenyon in 1941, but his college career was interrupted by the war. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, junior grade, before returning to the College in 1946 and completing his course of study in 1948. A chemistry major, he was a member of Sigma Pi. Dave was employed as a salesman by Penn Salt Manufacturing from 1950 to 1961. He joined W.D. Hoard and Sons in 1962, retiring in 1987.
Dave is survived by his wife, Neva Jean Craft Tyler; a daughter, Debra Lynn Tyler; two grandchildren, Zachery Collins and Margaret Tyler Hopkins; a brother, William Tyler; and two sisters, Ruth Drummond and Grace McIntosh. Memorial contributions may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 147 West Rodwell Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549.
Gordon H. Felton 1946 on June 24, 2000, of lung cancer. He was seventy-four and a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Gordon began his academic career at Kenyon but soon transferred to Rollins College, where he received his bachelor's degree. A veteran of the Korean War, he earned a master's degree in English literature from the University of Denver. In the 1950s, Gordon owned and operated antiques stores in Colorado and Florida and shoe stores in Estes Park, Colorado, Laguna Beach, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho. He began his teaching career at Fairleigh Dickinson College in New Jersey and also taught at the University of Illinois and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. After moving to New York, Gordon became a subscription executive at Look magazine, business manager of Cowles Communications Books, and vice president of Cambridge Book Company. He then became director of publications for the National Education Association, the position from which he retired in 1991.
Gordon is survived by a sister.
Howard A. Bradley '48 on January 2, 2000, of a heart attack. He was seventy-five and a resident of Tampa, Florida.
Brad first entered Kenyon in 1942 but then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1943. He served as a lead bombardier with the Eighth Air Force and earned many medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Returning to the College in 1945, Brad was active as the organist for the Church of the Holy Spirit and as a member of the Dance Committee (he formed his own dance band) and the Kenyon Singers. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, serving a president for one year. Upon graduation, Brad went on to Harvard Business School, where he earned a master's degree in business administration in 1950 before beginning his career with the Ford Motor Company, where he was manager of employee services. In 1956, he moved to Houdaille Industries as corporate secretary and assistant to the president. Brad then undertook what he considered to be one of his greatest challenges when in 1970 he became president and general manager of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In five years, he rescued the orchestra from a state of near collapse and turned it into the vibrant professional and artistic organization it is today. Brad then moved on to various executive-recruiting positions, settling in Tampa in 1978 and establishing his own firm.
While in Buffalo, Brad established the Kenyon Alumni Association of Western New York and served on the College's Alumni Council.
Brad is survived by his wife, Tammy; a daughter, Ann Elizabeth Emmons; two sons, William and James Bradley; a stepdaughter, Felice Palley Green; two stepsons, Robert L. and Douglas E. Palley; and ten grandchildren.
Raymond D. Ashman Jr. '49 on March 21, 2000. He was seventy-six and a resident of Akron, Ohio.
Ray entered Kenyon in 1942, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He served in the infantry in both Europe and Asia and on liaison duty with the Chinese army for two years. Returning to Kenyon in 1946, Ray majored in political science and joined Beta Theta Pi. He went on to earn a law degree from Cleveland State University. After practicing law for some time, Ray embarked on a business career as an executive with Yaun Manufacturing Company, Upson-Walton Company, Spencer-Hughes Corporation, Ric-Wil, Inc., and Cleveland City Forge Company. He then became president and chief executive officer of Anvil Industries, Inc., manufacturers of insulated piping, rods, fittings, and construction-equipment attachments. Ray later founded Ashman Enterprises, which he continued to lead until 1997.
Ray was elected to a six-year term on the College's Board of Trustees in 1980. In the early 1980s, he joined with other trustees in developing the Kenyon Inn on the site formerly occupied by the Alumni House.
Ray was awarded an honorary doctorate by Kenyon in 1986 in recognition of his accomplishments in the business world and his service to the College as a trustee. "With the versatility of a liberally educated man, you used modern technology in manufacturing and advanced ideas in computer-assisted management to build a successful company," said the citation, in part. "As a trustee, you have contributed to energy conservation, stewardship of Kenyon's estate of land and buildings, and sensitive preservation of the College's character and beauty."
Ray is survived by his wife, Muriel Wells Ashman; a son, Raymond D. Ashman III; two daughters, Melanie A. Baird and Pamela A. Munroe; and six grandchildren, James R., Jared C., and Elizabeth A. Baird, Ashley W. and Layley L. Munroe, and Raymond D. Ashman IV.
Robert G. Farmer '49 on December 3, 1999. He was seventy-nine and a resident of McConnelsville, Ohio.
An economics major at Kenyon, Robert went on to earn law degrees from Franklin and Capital universities, both in Columbus, Ohio. He began his legal career with the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Robert then practiced general law until his appointment as legal director of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. In 1978, he was assigned to a two-year position in Washington, D.C., as senior advisor to the director of the Federal Employees Compensation Administration, after which he returned to his Columbus post, retiring in 1981.
Robert is survived by two sons, Robert G. III and Matthew S. Farmer.
Rev. Louis J. Levinson '49 on July 2, 1999. He was seventy and a resident of San Diego, California.
A psychology major at Kenyon, Louis was manager of the swimming team and a member of the chess and rifle clubs. He went on to earn a bachelor of divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and a master's degree from the University of Texas. Louis spent his early career in Episcopal-schools ministry. He then became a priest at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Diego. At the time of his death he was retired from that position.
Louis is survived by his wife, Nancy McNaught-Levinson; a son, Mark McNaught-Levinson; and two grandchildren.
Robert R. Miller '49 on April 3, 2000. He was seventy-five and a resident of Canton, Ohio.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate. At Kenyon, he majored in economics and joined Delta Tau Delta. Robert was employed at Convoy, Inc., where he served as vice president, for thirty-seven years. He retired in 1991.
Robert is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter, Carolyn J. Miller; three sons, Daniel W., Jeffrey A., and David R. Miller; and three grandchildren, Hillary, Jordan, and Lauren Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, 627 McKinley Avenue, N.W., Canton 44703-3401, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Gordon E. Schroeder '49 on May 6, 2000. He was seventy-two and a resident of Kenton, Ohio.
A history major at Kenyon, Gordon played football and joined Delta Tau Delta. A native of Kenton, he returned there after graduation to teach social studies in the Kenton City Schools, from which he retired in 1988 after a thirty-year career. Gordon was also a farmer.
Gordon is survived by his stepmother, Audrey Schroeder; his wife, Betty Eddy Schroeder; three daughters, Jane Hart, Kay Wilcox, and Lori Kirkpatrick; two sons, Tom and David Schroeder; a stepdaughter, Linda Randazzo; a stepson, Bruce Eddy; a sister, Marilyn Jean Johnson; and seven grandchildren.
E. Robert Bonnist Jr. 1950 on April 28, 2000. He was seventy-three and a resident of Tucson, Arizona.
An English major at Kenyon, Bob was an active participant in drama productions and a member of Sigma Pi. After leaving the College, he worked for the Ford Motor Company for eight years before moving to Seattle, Washington, and a job with Boeing. Bob then worked for ten years as a store manager in Everett, Washington. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1985, he also suffered a stroke in 1992. For the past few years, Bob has been a resident of La Canada Care Center in Tucson.
Bob is survived by his wife, Edna; two daughters, Lucy Spadoni and Elizabeth Humphries; a son, Stephen Bonnist; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Charles A. Bonnist. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 626 North Craycroft Road, Suite 116, Tucson 85711.
Donald H. Brunson '50 on May 18, 2000, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was seventy-two and a resident of Orchard Lake, Michigan.
Don served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1946. A physics major at Kenyon, he was a member of the football team and Delta Phi. Don retired in 1992 as president of Fastdeck, Inc., a construction company that he founded.
Don is survived by his wife, Jere Flory Brunson; two daughters, Susan Burke and Barbara Miedema; a son, Scott Brunson; and five grandchildren.
James R. Murphy 1950 on March 30, 2000. He was seventy-four and a resident of Woodstock, Virginia.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended Kenyon for two years and completed his education at Case Western Reserve University. Don was retired from Iredell Company Building Inspections in Statesville, North Carolina. After moving to Virginia, he was active in Habitat for Humanity, which he served as a board member.
Jim is survived by his wife, Janice Edgar Murphy; two daughters, Edith Murphy Lallande and Kathryn Murphy Boggs; four grandchildren; a brother, Thomas O. Murphy; and four sisters, Rebecca M. Little, Marilyn M. Van Sweringen, Ruth M. Ketchum, and Joan M. Wood. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 106 West Spring Street, Woodstock 22664-1241; Humane Society of Shenandoah, 341 Landfill Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824-3588; or Habitat for Humanity, 1517 West Beverley Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401-3002.
Gerald N. Cannon '51 on February 2, 2000. He was seventy and a resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
A political science major at Kenyon, Gerry was sports editor of the Collegian and editor of Reveille, as well as president of the sophomore and junior classes. He earned letters in basketball, football, and golf and joined Delta Tau Delta. Gerry was the founder and president of Towlift, Inc., a full-service Caterpillar Lift Truck dealership. The success of the business, which has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Clyde, Mentor, and Toledo, Ohio, earned him recognition as Caterpillar Lift Truck Dealer of the Year for thirteen years, induction into the Caterpillar North East Dealer Association Hall of Fame, and a spot on Inside Business magazine's list of the top ninety companies in Cleveland. In 1997, Gerry donated a fork lift to Kenyon, which is used in the operation of the campus and village recycling effort as well as for other projects around campus.
Gerry is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Freer Cannon; a daughter, Elizabeth Cannon Schneider; two sons, Gerald F. and John N. Cannon '83; ten grandchildren; a brother, W. David Cannon '45; a sister, Carol Seward; and three nephews, Drew Cannon '72, David Cannon '73, and Brent Cannon '82.
Sam Chambliss 1951 on June 29, 2000, following a long illness. He was seventy-six and a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.
Sam, who attended Kenyon for two years, was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He was an avid photographer who took many photographs that were used in College publications. Sam worked for many years for the Westinghouse Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sam is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Eleanor Chambliss; two sons, Bruce M. and Dean T. Chambliss; five grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.
Magnus M.C. Homestead '51 on August 25, 1999, of complications following surgery. He was seventy-eight and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Magnus served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947. He then attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, before enrolling at Kenyon. A philosophy major, Magnus went on to earn a master's degree in library science from the University of Washington. He worked as a social-sciences librarian at the University of New Mexico from 1965 until his retirement in 1983. In retirement, Magnus pursued a second career as a freelance writer and haiku poet.
Magnus is survived by his wife, Iris; two daughters, Karine and Karla; a son, Magnus John Homestead; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Edward H. Stansfield Jr. '52 on April 20, 2000. He was sixty-nine and a resident of Wiscasset, Maine.
At Kenyon, Ed was a member of the football and track teams and Beta Theta Pi. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Newman K. Perry during the Korean War. Ed was a sales manager for M.W. Sewall Company, a petroleum distributor, until his retirement in 1996.
Ed is survived by his wife, Ethel; three sons, Edward H. III, George H., and Timothy A. Stansfield; a grandson, Sheldon Edward Stansfield; and a sister, Ann S. Reed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sheepscot Valley Children's House, Box 449, Wiscasset 04578, or to the Edward Stansfield Book Fund (established by Edward H. Stansfield Sr. '26), Kenyon College Library, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9624.
William S. Kloepfer '53 on December 23, 1999. He was sixty-nine and a resident of Fairview Park, Ohio.
A history major at Kenyon, Bill was a member of the History Club and the Kenyon Klan and an announcer and engineer for the campus radio station, WKCO. After earning a law degree from Ohio State University, he practiced law until his retirement in 1993 as the associate regional solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bill is survived by his wife, Audrey.
Joseph J. Ryan '56 on May 11, 2000. He was sixty-eight and a resident of Springfield, Virginia.
Joe enrolled at Kenyon in 1952 and became a member of Psi Upsilon. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Air Force and received his commission and wings, serving in the Korean War. Joe returned to Kenyon in 1955 and completed his degree in English in 1956. He first pursued a career in advertising and then spent some years as a field underwriter for New York Life Insurance Company. From 1990 until his death, Joe was a reservations agent with United Airlines, thoroughly enjoying the travel benefits that came with the job. He served twenty-seven years in the Virginia Air National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Joe is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Michael, Patrick, and Kevin Ryan; and two granddaughters.
Robert S. Wilkes '56 on June 20, 2000, of complications following surgery . He was sixty-five and a resident of Novato, California.
A pre-medical student at Kenyon, Robert was a member of the Kenyon Singers and Sigma Pi, an active participant in student government, and a staff member of the Collegian and the campus radio station, WKCO. He also studied French language and literature, interests he held all his life. "He would take French classes at any level, and he loved going to French groups," said his wife. Robert went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1960. He then served as a U.S. Air Force physician at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco and as a faculty member at the University of California at San Francisco for several years. Robert moved to Novato in 1967 and established a practice in cardiac and pulmonary disease and geriatric medicine. Known as a compassionate physician who still made house calls, he shared his patient care with an associate, Dr. Shaninder Kaur. "I knew the theory, but Robert taught me how to talk to patients, how to listen to them, and how to care for them," she said.
Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Debbie McKinley and Jackie Burks; a son, Kenneth Wilkes; five grandchildren, Ryan and Jamison Burks and Kira, Thomas, and Daniel McKinley; a brother, Leonard Wilkes; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Novato Community Hospital, c/o Peter Pattengill, development director, 1625 Hill Road, Novato 94947. The physicians' lounge in Novato's new hospital is being named in his memory.
James A. Zedella 1957 on August 13, 1999, of cancer. He was sixty-two and a resident of Lake Barrington Shores, Illinois.
John attended Kenyon for two years, then transferred to Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English and journalism. He served as a medic in the National Guard before beginning a career in food-store retailing in Chicago, Illinois, with Open Pantry, Inc., and Southland Corporation. He moved to Michigan in 1976, ultimately becoming president and chief executive officer of Garb-Ko, a chain of 7/11 convenience-store franchises. John returned to Chicago in 1984, buying and operating Betty's of Winnetka, a chain of women's clothing stores in Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two years later, he sold the business and joined Health Foods, Inc., the nation's sixth largest health-food distribution company and operator of forty-four health-food retail stores, ultimately becoming president. When Health Foods was sold, John bought a five-store Chicago-based chain of health-food retail stores called Here's Health. Prior to his death, he had sold those to Fruitful Yield, Inc., remaining on as an employee.
John is survived by his wife, Sandra Weller Zedella; a daughter, Brenda Zedella; three sons, James, John, and Joseph Zedella; grandchildren Melissa, Mark, Laura, and James Andrew Zedella II; two brothers, Andrew and John Zedella; and a sister, Anne Zedella.
Daniel H. Golwyn '59 on July 2, 2000. He was sixty-one and a resident of Winter Park, Florida.
A pre-medical student at Kenyon, Daniel graduated summa cum laude and won election to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the Pre-Med Club and Middle Kenyon Association and an announcer for the campus radio station, WKCO. Daniel earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and then served as a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Navy Medical Corps. He had been in private practice as a psychiatrist in Altamonte Springs, Florida, since 1972. Daniel was also, since 1972, the medical director of the Center for Drug Free Living.
Daniel is survived by a daughter, Robin Golwyn Johnson, and two sons, Daniel Jr. and Michael Golwyn.
John Speed Thomas 1959 on April 11, 2000. He was sixty-two and a resident of Nashville, Tennessee.
A student at Kenyon for one year, John went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A. from Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years. John, who began his career in the investment business in 1967, was a senior vice president with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the time of his death. Both a certified financial planner and a certified investment management analyst, he was a graduate of the Dean Witter-Wharton Institute Financial Advisor Program. John was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee. During several periods of his life, he battled severe depression; it was a recurrence of this disease that resulted in his death.
John is survived by a daughter, Ellen J. Thomas, and two sons, Fitzgerald P. and William T. Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Speed Thomas Mental Health Assistance Center of the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, 2416 21st Avenue South, Suite 201, Nashville 37212.
Rev. J. William Lashmet 1960 on November 13, 1999. He was sixty-one and a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Bill attended Kenyon for two years. He went on to earn a B.A. from Knox College, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in divinity from the University of the South. After service in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in the Far East, Bill worked as a marketing consultant for Motorola and CNA Insurance. He then entered the Episcopal ministry, serving at St. John's Church in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the Church of the Nativity in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Tulsa.
"Father Bill," as he was known, is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter, Jennifer L. Rogers; two sons, Mark and Ensign Paul Lashmet; a granddaughter, Molly Rogers; and a sister, Paula Fleming. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 9100 East 21st Street, Tulsa 74129.
Howard I. Polish '62 on February 1, 2000, after a long illness. He was fifty-nine and a resident of Miami, Florida.
At Kenyon, Howard was a member of the wrestling team and Beta Theta Pi. A biology major, he went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After serving as a physician in the U.S. Army, Howard established a medical practice in medical oncology and hematology.
Howard is survived by his wife, Lillian Rosario Polish; two daughters, Tracey Polish Guliets and Julie Polish; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Marie Gomez and Lucinda A. Pelka; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Sheldon Polish and Joel Friedman.
Dale S. Pryweller '68 on January 26, 2000. He was fifty-three and a resident of Los Angeles, California.
After graduation from Kenyon, Dale earned a law degree at Indiana University, where he was editor of the Law Journal. He practiced law in California for over twenty-nine years.
Dale was remembered by his brother, Jon R. Pryweller, as "a man who had as much integrity and honesty as anyone I have ever known. He was a deep thinker with a passion for justice and defending the underdog. He was loyal and caring, and he believed in fairness above all."
In addition to his brother, Dale is survived by his parents, Ruth and Leonard Pryweller, and three nieces, Jennifer, Alison, and Jordyn Pryweller. Memorial contributions may be made to the Late Onset Tay-Sachs Foundation, 1303 Paper Mill Road, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania 19038-7025.
S. Glenn Menk III '69 on August 27, 2000, of the hereditary neurological disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). He was fifty-three and a resident of Bellingham, Washington.
Knowing his death was imminent, Glenn and his companion nurse, Jamie Panzero, set off last April on a cross-country trip to visit his friends and extended family. They traveled from Washington State to Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, and Vermont, mostly by train. In Denver, Glenn gathered with former work colleagues who had remained his friends over the past twenty to thirty years. The highlight of the trip was a visit to his family's summer home in Vermont, where he spent most of his childhood summers. CJD, the disease that claimed Glenn's life, was also the cause of death of his mother, Sallie Berry Menk, in 1969 and his younger sister, Meredith Menk Culp, in 1997.
Glen is survived by his father and stepmother, Sidney and Lucy Menk; a brother, Tim Menk; a stepsister, Karen Zimmer; a niece, nephew, and three stepnephews; and his brother-in-law, Joel Culp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Institute of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, 2085 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, attention Sandy Bowen, or to Whatcom Hospice, 600 East Birchwood, Bellingham 98225.
Dann A. Brunner '70 on December 11, 1999. He was fifty-one and a resident of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
At Kenyon, Dann majored in economics and joined Beta Theta Pi. Dann was a wine merchant and a connoisseur, not only of wine but also of food, music, and people.
Dann is survived by two sons, Robert W. and Michael S. Brunner; two grandchildren; two sisters, Jacquelyn A. Gupta and Sandra L. Palmer; a sister-in-law, Barbara Miles; and three nieces and two nephews.
Scott E. Muntean '77 on August 17, 2000, of a brain tumor. He was forty-five and a resident of Severna Park, Maryland.
A physics major at Kenyon, Scott went on to work in sales for Timkin Roller Bearing Company. He later formed Round Bay Engineering Company, which represented the aerospace electronics industry. Since 1997, aviation had been his full-time occupation. Scott co-owned Lynn Aviation with his wife, Nancy Lynn, a nationally known aerobatic flight instructor, whom he married in 1983. He also sold and modified high-performance aircraft from a facility at Bay Bridge Airport on Kent Island. Scott earned his pilot's license in 1984 and often accompanied his wife in his plane as she practiced her aerobatics. In 1993, while practicing loops, Scott's plane stalled and crashed into a muddy field. He lost his left eye in the crash and sustained many other injuries, but his enthusiasm for flying was not dampened.
In addition to his wife, Scott is survived by his parents, Amelia L. and Eugene J. Muntean; a son, Peter Scott Muntean; two brothers, Mark and Bill Muntean; and two sisters, Cindy Love and Pam Parker.
Russell V. Ewald B'53 H'85 on March 27, 2000. He was seventy-nine and a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Russell was born into a poor family in St. Paul, Minnesota. After leaving school in the ninth grade, he held a number of jobs before enlisting in the Marine Corps at the outbreak of World War II. While serving with the U.S. Marines, Russell earned a high-school equivalency diploma. After the war, he enrolled in Macalester College, from which he graduated before entering Bexley Hall at Kenyon, where he earned a bachelor of divinity degree. As a priest, Russell served St. Martin's by the Lake in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota. There he became acquainted with Virginia McKnight Binger, who enlisted him to become director of the McKnight Foundation upon the retirement in 1974 of her father, William McKnight, the foundation's founder. Before joining McKnight, Russell was chief executive of Foundation Services in Minneapolis and of the Minneapolis Foundation. At McKnight, he started several movements to reach out to poor and minority communities in Minnesota and around the nation. During his tenure, from 1974 to 1989, the foundation made donations of more than $350 million. It helped to provide homes for thousands of poor people, jobs for the unemployed, and financial stability for arts organizations. Under Russell's leadership, McKnight's assets increased from $8 million to more than $900 million. He once said, "The ministry that I have through philanthropy is extremely important to me because it provides resources with which one can address the problems of those in need. That is not always the case in parish ministry."
Kenyon awarded Russell an honorary doctorate in 1985 in recognition of his work with the disadvantaged, both through his ministry and through his work with the McKnight Foundation.
Russell is survived by his wife, Katherine "Posy" Ewald; a daughter, Susan Gamble; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth Heffelfinger, Katherine Laursen, and Shanly Weber; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Ewald.
Deaths for which little or no information was available. Readers with additional information about the following alumni are asked to provide it to Linda Michaels in the Office of Public Affairs, 740-427-5158.
Thomas S. Cruttenden 1940 on October 24, 1999. He was eighty-two and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tom, who attended Kenyon for three years, was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. No information on his career or survivors was available.
William H. Von Hacht Jr. 1945, date of death unknown. He was the great-great nephew of Philander Chase on his mother's side. No information on survivors was available.
John F. Andrews 1950 in May 1996. John is survived by his wife, Phyllis.
Crandon E. Caufield '50.
Andrew H. Moffitt '69 in 1998.
Kyrla J. Lowe '76 on April 13, 2000.
Curtis M. Coates '85 in November 1999.
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