Daniel C. Sanborn 1926 on May 19, 1997. He was ninety-three and a resident of McAllen, Texas.
Dan, who attended Kenyon from 1923 to 1925, was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. After leaving Kenyon, he worked for a time in his family's stone business in Kankakee, Illinois. A lover of journalism, Dan owned several weekly newspapers in the Kankakee area. In 1946, he moved to McAllen, where he operated a string of travel service and insurance offices in the Mexican gateway towns of McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo, and Eagle Pass. Dan was author and publisher of Dan Sanborn's Mexico Travelog, a detailed guide covering every mile of paved road in Mexico. Originally a tool to promote insurance sales, the Travelog soon became famous for its detailed information on every aspect of highway travel in Mexico.
Dan is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Sanborn and Sara Sanborn Todd; a son, William H. Sanborn; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Carl H. Wilhelms '30 on February 24, 1997. He was ninety-one and a resident of New York City.
A member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Carl majored in economics and played football and wrestled for Kenyon. He made his career with the United Hospital Fund of New York, for which he spent many years directing fundraising in Brooklyn and Queens. Carl retired in 1967 after twenty-seven years with the fund.
Carl's activities on behalf of Kenyon included service as president of the New York City Association and as an Alumni Council representative in the 1950s.
Carl is survived by his wife, Josephine Codori Dick Wilhelms, and a sister, Alda Wilhelms.
Milton Janes '31 on December 25, 1996. He was eighty-five and a resident of Lakewood, Ohio.
A chemistry major at Kenyon, Milton graduated summa cum laude and pursued doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin. He began his career in 1934 as a research chemist in the carbon products division of the Union Carbide Corporation. Milton served as a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, after which he rejoined Union Carbide. He retired from the firm in 1976 as a senior scientist.
Milton is survived by his wife, Jodith Cordell Janes; two daughters, Elisa Gillette and Alison Andrews; two sons, Anthony Janes and Nigel Janes; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Palliative Care Fund or its Multiple Myeloma Research Group, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
Raymond E. Fasce '31 on January 1, 1997. He was ninety-one and a resident of Williamstown, Massachusetts.
After graduation from Kenyon, Raymond attended the University of Michigan, where he pursued graduate studies in public health. He then joined the former power transformerdivision of the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as an inspector and tester, retiring in 1970. During World War II, Raymond worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad for two years. Long active in the Adams, Massachusetts, town government, he served as a milk inspector for thirty-four years, a town meeting member for fifteen years, and a trustee of the Adams Free Library for fourteen years.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Mary Librizzi Fasce, and a brother, Egi V. Fasce.
George T. Staebler Jr. 1932 on February 1, 1997. He was eighty-seven and a resident of Topeka, Kansas.
George, who attended Kenyon in 1929 and 1930, was a member of Psi Upsilon. After leaving the College, he was an assistant to the advertising manager of a large Ohio department store, returning to Topeka in 1936 where he opened an advertising agency. In 1940, George became manager of the W.R. Falkiner Insurance Agency, which merged in 1945 with the Meade Company. He was elected president of Meade in 1956. During World War II, George enlisted as a private in the Kansas State Guard, serving with the headquarters and service company and becoming a captain and regimental communications officer by 1946. Long active in community affairs, he served as president of the Topeka Community Chest, on the board of governors of the Kansas Free Fair, and as budget chair of the Topeka United Fund. Additionally, George was a former chair of the Topeka Urban Renewal Agency and director of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Topeka Town Club.
George is survived by his wife, Letitia Frost Staebler; a daughter, Letty Staebler Evans; a son, George T. Staebler III; two grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 West 29th Street, Topeka 66614.
Robert F. Hawk 1934 on April 5, 1997. He was eighty-six and a resident of Sylvania, Ohio.
A member of Psi Upsilon, Robert attended Kenyon for one year. He then became a purchasing agent for the Electric Autolite Company of Toledo, Ohio, for eighteen years. When the company left Toledo, Robert became a manufacturers' representative.
Robert is survived by his wife, Ann Seibert Hawk, two daughters, Pamela Hawk Killiam and Robin Hawk Gross; a son, Robert F. Hawk Jr.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30,000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
Raymond K.J. Luomanen '36 on February 22, 1997. He was eighty-two and a resident of Vero Beach, Florida.
A biology major at Kenyon, Raymond joined Delta Tau Delta and played varsity football. He was also a member of the varsity track team. Other activities included the Flying Club and the Kenyon Klan. A cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Raymond entered Johns Hopkins Medical School, receiving his medicaldegree in 1940. He practiced thoracic surgery for thirty-one years on the staff of the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City and the Methodist Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Raymond is survived by a daughter, Ingrid Luomanen Glasson, and two sons, John C. and Raymond K.J. Luomanen II.
Roland D. McCleary '41 on February 16, 1997. He was seventy-seven and a resident of Warrenville, Illinois.
A member of Delta Tau Delta, Roland was also editor of the Collegian and a member of the debate team. After graduating cum laude with high honors in history, he earned his master's degree in social work from George Williams College. Roland was an educator working for many years at the Mark Twain School for Disturbed Children. He retired as superintendent of the Berkeley, Illinois, public schools. A member of more than twenty professional organizations as a result of his extensive work in the fields of child aggression and criminology, Roland was a member of the board of Warbrough University in Oxford, England.
Roland is survived by four sisters, Frances McCleary Mautone, Lorraine McCleary Roach, Mary Janice McCleary, and Margaret McCleary Tadder, and two brothers, Lemoyne and Ken McCleary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, 77 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603-5795.
Burton F. Legg '42 on October 20, 1996. He was seventy-six and a resident of Bloomfield, New York.
At Kenyon, Burt was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, the Flying Club, the Philomathesian Society, and the Photography Club. He also played football and lacrosse. A physics major, Burt went on to pursue a master's degree in meteorology at the University of Chicago. During World War II, he was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of captain. Burt was retired as plant manager from Markin Tubing.
Burt is survived by three daughters, Beverly Legg Parmele, Nancy Legg Upson, and Wendy Legg Pollock; three grandchildren, Ryan and Meredith Parmele and Jay Upson; and a sister, Vivian Legg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomfield Public Library, 3787 County Road 40, Bloomfield, New York 14469, or the F.F. Thompson Memorial Fund, F.F. Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424.
John E. Stamler '47 on February 24, 1997. He was seventy-one and a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
At Kenyon, John was a member of Sigma Pi. His other activities included baseball and football, as well as the College Choir and the debate team. John was a retired printing executive.
John is survived by his wife, Betty Stamler; three daughters, Michelle, Jennifer, and Patricia Stamler; a son, David Stamler; three granddaughters; and a sister, Suzanne Stamler. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 16310 West Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan48076.
John P. Schlemmer '51 on February 13, 1997, of cancer. He was seventy-one and a resident of Medina, Ohio.
A member of Phi Kappa Sigma at Kenyon, John played basketball and baseball and earned membership in the Kenyon Klan. He majored in biology and went on to earn a medical degree at Western Reserve University, placing third among 427 graduates of Ohio schools of medicine in his examination for a certificate to practice medicine and surgery. John then served an internship with the public health service at the Maritime Hospital on Staten Island, New York. After twelve years in private practice, he became a professor of family medicine at Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine and director of the family practice residency program at Akron General Medical Center. John retired as the director of biomedical ethics at Akron General.
John is survived by a daughter, Melissa Schlemmer-Richter; three sons, Christopher J. Schlemmer, Michael D. Schlemmer '71, and Patrick K. Schlemmer '81.
Benjamin S. Stevenson '51 on December 5, 1996. He was sixty-seven and a resident of Toledo, Ohio.
A history major at Kenyon, Ben was active in dramatics. Having begun to work on Wall Street at the age of fifteen, he followed his degree from the College with a master's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in finance and banking from Ohio State University. During the 1950s, Ben was a faculty member at Ohio State and Northwestern universities and a governor-appointed member of the State of Ohio Banking Board. He moved to the Toledo area in 1968 when he was named vice president of trust for the Toledo Trust Company. Ben joined the faculty of Owen Community College in 1979.
Ben is survived by his companion of many years, Sandra Laas; a daughter, Jennifer Stevenson; a son, Paul Stevenson; and a brother, Thomas Stevenson.
Gilbert E. Bryan '52 on February 19, 1997. He was sixty-eight and a resident of Palm Coast, Florida.
A drama major at Kenyon, Gilbert was active in theater on campus. After graduation, he directed amateur productions in Coshocton, Ohio. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Gilbert made his first career as a radio announcer, engineer, and station manager. He went on to hold jobs in advertising before joining the insurance business. Gilbert retired as an agency manager for State Farm Insurance Company.
Gilbert is survived by his wife, Jane Chatfield Bryan; a daughter, Linda Bryan; three sons, Robert, James, and Russell Bryan; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
David R. Long 1953 on April 17, 1997. He was sixty-six and a resident of Barberton, Ohio.
David attended Kenyon for one year. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. David was retired from Babcock andWilcox with thirty years of service.
David is survived by his wife, Glenna; three sons, David, Karl, and Kevin Long; seven grandchildren; a brother, Richard D. Long; and a sister, Glenda "Jean" McBride. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville, Ohio 44273.
Rev. Frank T. Moore 1955 on February 10, 1997, after a long illness. He was sixty-two and a resident of Yonkers, New York.
Frank attended Kenyon for one year before transferring to Niagara University. A 1958 graduate of the General Theological Seminary, he was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1959. After serving as rector of St. Simon Church and then St. Thomas's Church in Buffalo, New York, Frank was named rector of Holy Cross Church in Yonkers. He retired in 1994.
Frank is survived by two sisters, Carol Tortorice and Patricia Pierangelino. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Cross, 81 Locust Hill Avenue, Yonkers 10701.
Rt. Rev. James Takashi Yashiro '55 H'91 on March 12, 1997, of lung cancer. He was sixty-five and a resident of Asakashi, Sairamaken, Japan.
A history major at Kenyon, James was a member of the Archon Society. He earned his bachelor and doctor of divinity degrees at Virginia Theological Seminary. Upon returning to Japan, James taught at Kyoto National University and at St. Andrew's University before joining the faculty of Rikkyo University. At Rikkyo, he served at various times as director of the Counseling Center, dean of students, and director of athletics. One of Japan's leading authorities on the English Reformation, James published widely in his academic field. At the time of his death, he was bishop of Kita Kanto and primate of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Episcopal Church in Japan).
Awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree by Kenyon in 1991, James was cited for a "ministry with the Episcopal church in Japan [that] has encompassed the two worlds of higher education and the Christian community" and a "lively connection with Kenyon."
James is survived by his wife, Yoko Yashiro; two daughters, Noriko and Tomoko Yashiro; two sons, Atsushi and Makoto Yashiro; and a grandson.
David S. Morse '67 on December 15, 1997. He was fifty-one and a resident of East Liverpool, Ohio.
A member of Alpha Lambda Omega, which he served as president, and Student Council representative, David played football and sang in the Chapel Choir. Following graduation as an economics major, he studied law at Ohio Northern University, receiving his degree in 1970. A native of East Liverpool, David returned there in 1970 and began his law career as an attorney for Management Control Corporation. In 1974, he joined Potters Savings and Loan Company as in-house council and, most recently, secretary and vice president. In 1996, David established a private practice in East Liverpool, where he was active in manycommunity and professional organizations. He was serving as president of the Southern Columbiana County United Way at the time of his death.
David is survived by his parents, Edwin S. and Jean Rose Newman Morse; his wife, Judith Sheppard Morse; two daughters, Amy Lyn Morse and Jennifer Morse George; and a brother, Christopher Morse. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 110 Maine Boulevard, East Liverpool 43920.
Rev. H. Randolph Roome '75 on February 9, 1997, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was forty-four and a resident of Mount Prospect, Illinois.
At Kenyon, where he was an economics major and a sports editor of the Collegian, Randy was a member of the swimming and tennis teams and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He went on to graduate from Virginia Theological Seminary, after which he served for three years as curate at St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, Illinois. Randy was appointed rector of Mount Prospect's St. John's Episcopal Church in 1985. In Mount Prospect, he was an avid volunteer and a member of the boards of directors of the American Cancer Society and Omni Youth Services.
Randy's wife, Lisa Ratko Roome, in an open letter to family members and friends, expressed her concern that her young children's memory of their father may fade. "I will never be able to recount the memories and teachings Randy may have shared with each of you," she said. "When and if you are able, I ask that these thoughts be written down in a letter to our children so they may share different aspects of the person he was and the love that he gave and received." Randy was remembered by fraternity brother Thomas M. Bruggman '75 as a kind and spirited member of the Kenyon family. "Randy brought his adventuresome spirit and love for humanity to a life in spiritual service," he wrote.
In addition to his wife, Randy is survived by his parents, Ann and Howard Roome; a daughter, Christina Roome; two sons, Kent R. and Nicholas F. Roome; and a sister, Patricia Roome Cromwell '78. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. H. Randolph Roome Children's Education Fund, c/o Lisa Roome, 214 North Wille Street, Mount Prospect 60056, or to St. John's Episcopal Church, 200 North Main Street, Mount Prospect 60056.
Daniel K. Quinn '80 on May 17, 1997. He was thirty-eight and a resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Dan majored in sociology, played football, joined Beta Theta Pi, and won membership in the Sigma Xi scientific research society. In 1982, he earned a master's degree from Syracuse University. At the time of his death, Dan was pursuing a doctorate in sociology at Ohio State University and serving as an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at Adrian College in Michigan.
Dan is survived by his parents, Ghislaine Lesage Quinn and William Quinn, and a brother, Roger Quinn. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon High School, 300 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
Laura J. Steed 1991 on September 14, 1996, of a brain tumor. She was twenty-seven and a resident of Rye, New York.
After attending Kenyon for one year, Laura went on to graduate magna cum laude from Manhattanville College in 1992. At the time of her death, she was teaching mathematics at Soundview Preparatory School in Tarrytown, New York.
Laura is survived by her parents, Nancy R. and Robert M. Steed; her husband, Brian Van Steen; two brothers, Eric M. and Brian W. Steed; and her grandmother, Mabel Robinson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laura J. Steed Memorial Award, Rye Country Day School, Cedar Street, Rye 10580. The award is presented annually to the student at the school who has done the most to help others learn.
Pete Travis, long-time volunteer, diesPatterson "Pete" H. Travis '61, a long-time volunteer for Kenyon in a variety of capacities, died suddenly on March 31, 1997. He was fifty-seven and a resident of Naperville, Illinois.
A member of Beta Theta Pi, Pete played soccer at Kenyon. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force where, following completion of Officer Training School, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. Pete then went on to earn a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. At the time of his death, he was working as an energy economist at NICOR, a natural-gas public utility.
Pete had a long history of involvement in alumni affairs at the College. He served as an admissions recruiter, a career counselor, a phonathon volunteer, and a regional committee volunteer during the Campaign for Kenyon. A class agent since 1973, Pete had also served on the Kenyon Fund Executive Committee. He received the D. Morgan Smith Award for outstanding class agent in 1986 and, in 1974 and 1989, the Distinguished Service Award. A member of the Kenyon Athletic Association and a past member of the Alumni Council, Pete served as chair for his fifteenth through thirty-fifth reunion committees.
Among those who remembered Pete at his funeral were Richard G. Carter '61, R. Hutchins Hodgson '61, William P. Russell '62, David B. Dawson '63, and Calvin S. Frost '63.
Pete is survived by his former wife, Susan Travis; a daughter, Carrie Travis Eshleman; a son, Jeffrey H. Travis; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Linda Arterburn and Nancy Shirreffs. Memorial contributions may be made to Office of Development, College Relations Center, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623; Wheaton Youth Baseball, 1759 South Blanchard, Wheaton, Illinois 60187; or Science and Technology Interactive Center, 18 West Benton, Aurora, Illinois 60506.
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