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Marriages & Unions
(2011 unless otherwise noted)
’82 and Patrick Cavanaugh, Dec. 28, 2010
Allison Van Lare
’96 and Eric Yocam, Sept. 26, 2010
’97 and George Varhola Jr., Nov. 7, 2010
’98 and Kirstin Gollop, Sept. 4, 2010
’02 and Jacob Juntunen, Dec. 4, 2010
’03 and Bryan Minniti, Oct. 9, 2010
’04 and Erin Kostecki, July 10, 2010
’04 and Claudia Melniciuc
’05, Aug. 14, 2010
’05 and Elisha Seaton ’05, Aug. 1, 2010
’05 and Emily McAuliff ’06, June 26, 2010
’06 and Emily Cobb ’06, June 5, 2010
‘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
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
‘Lair’ Kennedy Jr. ’94 and Anna: Beatrice and Law, May 5,
’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
’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
’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
To Peter and Rachel Brown
’99 Deluca: Meghan, June 10, 2010
’99 and Susie Murphy ’98 Kelly: Caroline Helin, Sept.
30, 2010, joining Timothy
’99 and Sarah Treffinger ’99 Latson: Luke Allen, June
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
’00 and Courtney Jaski ’00 McCarthy: Andrew Rory, Dec.
’00 and Jennifer Lemanski
’00 Monaco: Anne, Nov. 18, 2010, joining Katherine
’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
’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
’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
’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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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