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Marriages & Unions

(2011 unless otherwise noted) 

Laurie Greene ’82 and Patrick Cavanaugh, Dec. 28, 2010 

Allison Van Lare ’96 and Eric Yocam, Sept. 26, 2010 

Kathryn Bertine ’97 and George Varhola Jr., Nov. 7, 2010 

Graham Schena ’98 and Kirstin Gollop, Sept. 4, 2010 

Meghann Pytka ’02 and Jacob Juntunen, Dec. 4, 2010 

Amy Inlander ’03 and Bryan Minniti, Oct. 9, 2010 

Jonathan Gelman ’04 and Erin Kostecki, July 10, 2010 

Venelin Saltirov ’04 and Claudia Melniciuc ’05, Aug. 14, 2010 

Todd Garvey ’05 and Elisha Seaton ’05, Aug. 1, 2010 

Michael Gentithes ’05 and Emily McAuliff ’06, June 26, 2010 

Bill Hoelzer ’06 and Emily Cobb ’06, June 5, 2010 

Krystle ‘Krissy’ Williams ’06 and Matthew McLaughlin, July 18, 2009


Births & Adoptions

(2011 unless otherwise noted) 

To Peter Mitchell ’84 and Megan: Kent, June 19, 2010 

To Dan Rosen ’87 and Jordana: Sage Hope, Nov. 8, 2010 

To Keith Goggin ’90 and Charlene: Miles Edward, Jan. 11 

To Kaz Kikkawa ’92 and Kim: Anderson Vaile, Aug. 5, 2010 

To Matthew and Christina Chen ’94 Paul: Henry, June 18, 2010, joining Billy, Sawyer, and Cooper 

To Mia DiBella ’94 and Kenneth Abell: Thomas, Aug. 25, 2010 

To Eric Drown ’94 and Christine: Emerson, Sept. 4, 2009, and Walker, Dec. 30, 2010, joining Logan and Cooper 

To Lawrence ‘Lair’ Kennedy Jr. ’94 and Anna: Beatrice and Law, May 5, 2010 

To Christopher ’95 and Sandra Drucker ’96 Wright: Alexandra 

To Michael Corcell ’96 and Amy: Camille Elizabeth, Dec. 2, 2010 

To Brian and Amy Miller ’96 Friedman: Jordan Zoe, June 17, 2010, joining Emma 

To Laura Wilding ’96 and Kyle Jones: Griffin Patrick, Oct. 30, 2010 

To Scott Mays ’97 and Barbara: Ava Elizabeth Agnes, Oct. 12, 2010 

To Robert ’97 and Leslie Harr ’99 Wittmann: Ned, July 19, 2010 

To Christopher Anderson ’98 and Beverly: Lyla, March 10, 2010 

To Brian and Cara Andolina ’98 Doyle: Alice, Dec. 29, 2010 

To Jeffrey ’98 and Danielle Endreny ’96 Schollaert: Lucy Isabel, July 13, 2010 

To Matt Shaw ’98 and Jennie: Sylvia Dianne, Aug. 28, 2010, joining Blake 

To Matt and Beth Vuolo ’98 Gousman, Mia B., March 28, 2010 

To L. Elizabeth Bodnar ’99 and Steve Salvador: Charlotte Grace, Dec. 2, 2010, joining Ella 

To Peter and Rachel Brown ’99 Deluca: Meghan, June 10, 2010 

To Tim ’99 and Susie Murphy ’98 Kelly: Caroline Helin, Sept. 30, 2010, joining Timothy 

To Larry ’99 and Sarah Treffinger ’99 Latson: Luke Allen, June 1, 2010 

To John and Kate Scholomiti ’99 McMillan: Alison Perry, Sept. 15, 2010 

To Brian and Rachel Cherry ’00 Hudson: Grace Genevive, Oct. 16, 2010 

To Jon and Julie Epstein ’00 Murray: Eli Miles, Dec. 7, 2010 

To Michael Fontenot ’00 and Bridget: Camden David, April 8, 2010, joining Jaxson 

To Thomas Houston ’00 and Kelly: Joshua Alexander, Nov. 8, 2010 

To Kevin ’00 and Courtney Jaski ’00 McCarthy: Andrew Rory, Dec. 17, 2010 

To Andrew ’00 and Jennifer Lemanski ’00 Monaco: Anne, Nov. 18, 2010, joining Katherine  

To Michael ’00 and Brittany Trevenen ’00 O’Neill: Abigail Reed, Nov. 30, 2010 

To Seth and Dori Popkin ’00 Chait: Samara Brooke, Nov. 11, 2010, joining Zachary 

To Jordan Press ’00 and Stephanie: Mia Isabella, July 6, 2010  

To Judd Rothstein ’00 and Britany: Rhys, Nov. 13, 2010 

To Douglas ’00 and Melanie Ng ’99 Schrank: William Colton, Oct. 26, 2010 

To Gabriel Schwartz ’00 and Jolie: Sadie Mia, Oct. 14, 2010 

To Kevin Smith ’00 and Elizabeth Kang: Olivia Kang, April 16, 2010 

To Etan and Brielle Weisberg ’00 Mark: Oliver, Oct. 7, 2010 

To Bryant and Jessica Adydan ’01 Nikodem: Carter James, Oct. 4, 2010 

To Jason and Kathleen Allen ’01 Kreuzer: Anabel Mary, May 24, 2010 

To James ’01 and Samantha Savarese ’01 Cordon: Madelyn Ilena, Dec. 21, 2010 

To Bryan and Kristin Neilson ’01 Federici: Alexandra Kailyn and Samantha Paige, July 7, 2010 

To William ’01 and Julie Kolakowski ’01 Sweeney: Liam 

To Chris and Elizabeth Austin ’02 Flatley: Quinn Morgan, Sept. 13, 2010 

To Sarah Baird ’02 and Bryan Dixon: W. Graham, Nov. 17, 2010 

To Eli and Melissa Cabral ’02 Mello: Elsa Christine, Nov. 24, 2010, joining Brooks 

To Jason and Emily Wright ’04 Luckett: Presley, June 4, 2010 

To Hunter King ’05 and Glencora: Stone, Jan. 25, 2010


In Memoriam

The Scene runs deceased notices on all alumni, current and former faculty members, honorary degree recipients, and staff members and others whom the editors determine would be well known to alumni.  

Charles E. Strobel ’33, November 22, 2010. Sigma Chi, Salmagundi, lacrosse, student government, debate society. US Army, WWII. JD, Cornell University Law School, 1936. He began his law career in Rochester, N.Y., with area firms and then opened his own practice, specializing in real estate law. He practiced until retiring at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Marian, and his sister. He is survived by 2 daughters, a son-in-law, 2 granddaughters, and a niece.  

Carl B. Leland ’37, December 4, 2010. Phi Gamma Delta, baseball. After graduation, he traveled throughout Northern New York on behalf of the CIT Corp. From 1942–1945, he coordinated transportation for Massena (N.Y.) ALCOA employees. In 1946, he opened Leland Motors in Massena. In the following years, he owned a number of Ford dealerships in upstate New York until he retired in 1976. In his later years, he published historical articles in the Mid-York Weekly. He was predeceased by his former wife, Eleanor, a daughter, and 2 brothers including Darwin ’26. He is survived by sons Bob ’62 and Lawrence ’68, a daughter, 10 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.  

M. Laurens Rowe ’38, December 30, 2010. Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Maroon, Salmagundi, Maroon Key. US Navy. MD, Harvard University, 1941. He entered private practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in 1943 in Rochester, N.Y. He also was an associate clinical professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine for many years. From 1956–1962, he served as chief of orthopaedic surgery at Rochester General Hospital. From 1953–1980, he was a consultant in orthopaedic surgery at Eastman Kodak Co. He published extensively, including 2 books, and lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn. He is survived by 3 sons including Steve ’67, a sister, a brother, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  

David D. Field ’39, October 20, 2010. Phi Beta Kappa. US Army, WWII, Korea, Vietnam; Bronze Star. MA, Ohio State University, 1955. After 20 years of military service, he was assistant principal at Newport News High School in Va. He then was registrar and a professor for 20 years at Thomas Nelson University, where he was appointed professor emeritus. He taught 6 years as an adjunct professor at Southwest Tennessee Community College and conducted classes for inmates at the Federal Correction Institute, the West Tennessee Correctional Facility, and the Shelby County Correction Center. He published more than 200 articles on humanities and golf. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosaland. He is survived by a son, 2 granddaughters, 3 great-grandchildren, and his sister. 

Raymond I. Dawson Jr. ’42, January 10, 2011. Phi Kappa Tau, Debate Society, International Relations Council, Maroon Council, Alumni Corporation Board, swimming, chorus. LLB, Yale Law School, 1945. He practiced law in New York for 3 years, then worked as an account executive with Davis, Dorland & Co insurance brokers. He is survived by a number of cousins, a nephew, and nieces. 

Frank G. DeWaters Jr. ’42, November 18, 2010. Phi Delta Theta, Masque and Triangle, baseball, chorus. US Air Force, WWII. In 1946, he joined his father as a partner in F.G. DeWaters & Son Industrial Hardware in South Norwalk, Conn. He retired from the business in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Jean, and 2 daughters.  

LeRoy Weber Jr. ’42, November 26, 2010. US Navy. In 1946, he joined his father in partnership with Weber’s Department Store. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen, and a daughter. He is survived by 2 sons, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Raymond E. Schipke ’43, November 26, 2010. Theta Chi, tennis, chorus. US Navy, WWII. MD, New York Medical College, 1946. His 38-year private practice as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist was in West Hartford, CT. He performed pro bono work at several hospitals, treating children with leukemia, hemophilia, and other hematological disorders. He also was assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Connecticut Medical School for more than 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Eloise, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.  

Herbert F. Usher ’43, December 31, 2010. US Military. University of Miami. He worked at the Seneca (N.Y.) Army Depot for 30 years. He is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Bernard E. Schreiber ’44, November 16, 2010. Sigma Nu, Colgate Thirteen, basketball, football, track, soccer, marching band. US Marine Corps, WWII. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 37 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law.  

Richard D. Scheuermann ’45, December 8, 2010. Sigma Chi. US Army, WWII. For 26 years before retiring in 1985, he was a risk manager for the American International Group. He is survived by his sister.  

Raymond W. Dimm Jr. ’47, January 14, 2011. Lambda Chi Alpha, boxing. US Army, WWII. He worked as a sales representative for ARCO in Newark until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maryann, a son, a sister and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, and a brother-in-law. 

William C. Ellis ’48, December 3, 2010. US Army, WWII. BS, Syracuse University, 1950. He was an electrical and mechanical engineer in Piscataway, N.J., for 32 years, retiring in 1982. He then worked as a substitute teacher in math and chemistry for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 2 sons, a daughter, and 3 grandchildren.  

John R. Fry ’48, December 9, 2010. US Marines, WWII. Graduate degree, Union Theological Seminary. He began his career as a pastor of a Presbyterian church and then worked for the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education in Philadelphia, publishing books and articles. He also spent time as a reporter for Presbyterian Life Magazine. More recently, he taught at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, before beginning a monthly magazine, Frying Pan, and writing 3 books. He was predeceased by his daughter. He is survived by his sweetheart, Carol Alice, 4 sons, 6 grandchildren, a sister, sister-in-law, and 3 nieces.  

Edward B. Leahy Jr. ’49, December 25, 2010. Sigma Chi, Outing Club. US Air Corps, WWII. He was a retiree from Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing. He was also co-founder and first president of the Pultneyville (N.Y.) Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, a son, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-granddaughters.  

Harold C. Bell ’50, January 20, 2010. Theta Chi, wrestling, chorus. US Navy. He served as president of Bell Pontiac-Buick Inc before becoming a self-employed office equipment salesman. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen. He is survived by 3 children, including Tracey Bell ’76. 

George D. Hengeveld ’50, November 29, 2010. US Air Force, Korean War. Sigma Nu, Maroon, Outing Club, sailing, cheerleader. He retired from Merrill Lynch as a VP in 1996. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Steve L. Kuczek ’50, November 21, 2010. US Army, WWII. Lambda Chi Alpha, baseball. He played professional baseball as a shortstop for the Boston Braves from 1948 to 1949. He is one of several players in the record books as having a perfect 1000 batting percentage in MLB. For more than 33 years he worked for KAPL as a radiation protection technician, retiring in 1985. He was predeceased by his wife, Clare. He is survived by 2 sons, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, his brother Edward ’45, and several nieces and nephews.  

Robert R. Lovegren ’50, November 27, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Konosioni, Maroon, Maroon Key, Washington, D.C., Study Group, International Relations Council. MA, US Navy, WWII. University of New Zealand, 1951. His career in the US government included positions in the Department of the Interior in the Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. After retiring from the government, he became a real estate broker and worked in partnership with his son. He is survived by his wife, Judith, 4 daughters, a son, and 13 grandchildren.  

Stuart C. Miller ’50, September 16, 2010. Delta Kappa Epsilon, swimming. US Navy, WWII, Korean War. Columbia University: MA, 1955; PhD, 1965. An educator for 30 years, he was professor emeritus of social science, history, and international relations at San Francisco State University. In addition to authoring many essays, articles, and book reviews, he wrote 2 books: The Unwelcome Immigrant, which was a finalist for the Bancroft Prize; and Benevolent Assimilation, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He received a National Endowment Fellowship, along with grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Ford Foundation, and the Henry R. Luce Foundation. He was given 2 Outstanding Teaching and Professional Performance Awards from the State Legislature of California. He is survived by his wife, Valerie, a daughter, a son, 2 grandsons, his sister’s children, and his first wife.  

Arthur W. Saunders ’50, December 5, 2010. Delta Upsilon. He had a long career in sales. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Dale. He is survived by 2 daughters, a son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and 11 grandchildren.  

John W. Peters Jr. ’51, December 6, 2010. Salmagundi, Masque and Triangle, student government. US Army. MBA, Syracuse University, 1959. He had a long career as a manager and consultant in the tire industry, working for many years at Goodyear. He is survived by 3 daughters. 

George C. Mercer Jr. ’52, December 25, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, cross country. He had a 40-year career with Connecticut General, Puritan Life, and Celtic Insurance. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, a sister, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  

Norman W. Smith ’52, October 21, 2010. Commons Club, Outing Club, chorus, marching band, pep band. US Army, Korean conflict. PhD, University of Wisconsin. He taught history at Rhode Island College for 32 years, serving as department chair for 8 of those years. He was predeceased by his dad, Jack ’27, and his brother, Neil ’53. He is survived by his wife, Lola, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.  

Craig H. Canner ’54, August 6, 2010. Phi Gamma Delta, football. US Air Force. He worked at Hackensack Bolt & Nut, Inc, serving as president and owner/operator. He is survived by 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and a brother. 

Wallace N. Garvey ’54, January 15, 2004. US Army. He began his career as a teacher before becoming a banker, retiring from Fleet Financial Group Inc.  

Peter C. Warren ’56, December 2, 2010. Delta Upsilon, Konosioni, Maroon Key, student government, indoor track, cheer team. He was a retired salesman. He is survived by 2 daughters, a son, a sister, and 4 grandchildren.  

Vernon M.O. Zane ’56, November 12, 2010. Delta Upsilon. He was a retired industrial engineer at Matson Terminals in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda, 2 sons including Lee ’92, a daughter, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and a sister.  

Charles G. Parry ’57, December 3, 2010. Tau Kappa Epsilon, sailing. US Navy. He worked for Reliance Insurance Company for 36 years. He became a chartered property and casualty underwriter in 1975 and retired as the company’s senior compliance officer in 2000. A sailing enthusiast, he was a boat builder and founded the Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School for children. He is survived by his wife, Linda, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 4 nephews, and 3 cousins.  

Robert W. Pattison ’59, December 26, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, ROTC, Outing Club, chorus. He worked for many years in the wholesale paper industry. He was a regional sales manager in New York, Connecticut, and Chicago. He was predeceased by a son. He is survived by a son, a sister, and several grandchildren and nieces.  

William J. Bohnhoff ’60, January 5, 2011. Alpha Tau Omega, football, golf, rifle team, sailing club. He had a long banking career, serving as the president and CEO of several banks, most recently the Bank of Santa Fe, until his retirement in 1999. From 2000–2002, he was president of the Board of Directors for United Way of Santa Fe County. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and daughter, Erika ’97. 

James Lewis Jr. ’61, June 1, 2005. Ski club. PhD, University of Göttingen. A scientist, he worked at the Institute of Cristallographic Sciences as well as for the US Army Materials Command. He was predeceased by his father, Jim ’29. He is survived by his wife, Christa.  

Max H. Levine ’62, December 1, 2010. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Council, football. US Marines, 1962–1965. He was co-founder of Hoenig and Company and head of institutional sales trading from 1967 until the firm was sold. He remained an active trader, and was a partner with his son for the past 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Judy, a daughter and son-in-law, a son, and 4 grandchildren.  

G. Dodge Ferreira ’63, November 4, 2010. Theta Chi, Konosioni, Maroon, Salmagundi, hockey. US Army. MBA, Columbia University, 1965. He worked at E.L. Industries International for 34 years and was serving as the current president and CEO of the company. He is survived by 2 brothers, 2 nieces, and a nephew.  

Joseph R. Bailer III ’65, December 26, 2010. Tau Kappa Epsilon, WRCU, chorus, marching band. He began his career as director of the department of radio production at Northeastern University. He then worked as a campaign director and political organizer, and owned Bailer Political Organizing. He is survived by his brother. 

Anthony A. SantaCroce ’69, December 11, 2010. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Outing Club, JC Austin Classical Society, football. Columbia University, 1970; The American Film Institute, 1977. Starting as a production assistant for Woodstock: The Movie, for the past 40 years, he pursued a career as an actor, editor, director, and producer of films and TV series. He most recently produced Monk; other recent production credits include Carnivale, The Twilight Zone, and Felicity. He is survived by 2 sons, 2 brothers including Michael ’74, and a sister.  

Geoffrey S. Goodman ’73, November 20, 2010. He was a small-business owner for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda Simon ’74, a son, a daughter, his brother, a nephew, and a niece.  

Sarah C. Kulkofsky ’02, January 13, 2011. Delta Delta Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, WRCU, Student Musical Theater, student Senate. PhD, Cornell University. In 2007, she accepted an assistant professor position as Texas Tech University. She had recently accepted a new position at Oberlin College. She is survived by her parents, a brother, a sister, 2 nieces, her grandmother, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

Allison L. Powell ’04, January 2, 2011. Experimental theater. She was a theater producer, director, performer, and playwright. Her most recent play, Choose Thine Own Adventure, ran for 6 weeks of sold-out performances in Chicago. She is survived by her parents, a brother, and step-brothers. 

Barbara Barnett, October 8, 2010. BA, Syracuse University; MA, Clark University. She was the widow of former Colgate President Vincent Barnett (1963–1969), who died in 2006. She was very involved in the League of Women Voters. She is survived by 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  
 

In tribute
Theodore Herman, 97, founder of Peace and Conflict Studies program


Longtime geography professor Theodore Herman, whose keen interest in issues of war and peace led to his founding of the university’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program (P-Con), died on December 30. He was 97.
    Herman joined Colgate’s faculty in 1955, retiring in 1981. He taught cultural geography, passing on to many students his love of that discipline and leaving an indelible impression that many alumni still recall today. An active leader of anti-war workshops on campus in the late 1960s, he served as director of the P-Con program, which was originally called the Peace and World Order Studies Program, until his retirement. He continued to support the program in many ways following retirement, and also was instrumental in developing the Fund for Peace Research, which supports student summer internships with peace-building NGOs.
    During the 1970s, one of Herman’s classes organized, wrote, and published the Hamilton Walk Book, a valuable introduction to the local area that is currently being updated and will be reissued by the Colgate University Press.
    Herman earned degrees from Swarthmore College (BA), Columbia University (MA), and the University of Washington (MA, PhD). His doctoral dissertation dealt with China’s export handicraft industries up to 1930. As a resident of China from 1936 to 1948, he taught at the Shanghai American School and served as a social worker with the Friends Center in Shanghai.
    He was interned by the Japanese and repatriated during 1942-1943, after which he worked with the U.S. Office of War Information and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Chungking and Shanghai.
    Herman donated to Colgate a collection of modern Chinese woodcuts, reputed to be the largest such collection in the United States. In 2008-2009, he was honored for his generosity and service to the university during a special exhibition — A Year of Chinese Art at Colgate University — that encouraged students to engage with Chinese artistic culture. Robert H.N. Ho ’56, who had developed a strong relationship with Herman dating back to his days as a student, provided support for the exhibition.
    Herman’s last visit to Colgate was in 2007 for the dedication of the Robert H.N. Ho Science Center, when he was able to tour the new home of the geography department that he had helped shape through his years of teaching and as department chair.
    He is survived by his daughter, Evelyn, of California, as well as a nephew, Walter Liang, of California, and a niece, Mag Seaman, of Colorado. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn (Chen Shih-ying) and a son, Carl.
    An on-campus memorial service is planned for May 13. Call Nancy Ries at 315-228-7552 or e-mail her at nries@colgate.edu for details.

Info, please:

If you know of the whereabouts — home address, phone, fax, or e-mail — of anyone on this list, please contact alumni records: 315-228-7435; 315-228-7699 (fax); alumnirecords@colgate.edu. Thanks for your help! 

William L. Smith ’52 

Ralph K. B. Clay ’61 

Doreen  E. Carroll ’76 

Paolo M.S. Nicosia ’89 

S. Elizabeth Nicholson ’95 

Joyce E. Saintelot ’95 

Kingshuk Mallik ’97