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Marriages & Unions
(2013 unless otherwise noted)
Jill Hauser '84 and Matt Eyler, June 8
Philip Rudolph '01 and Kelly Welsh, June 22
Moira Gillick '04 and Travis Duggan, April 27
Brandon Kiss '05 and Alisson Browne, June 22
Kendra Caverly '07 and Torbjorn Bartels, June 29
James Hlavacek II '07 and Suzanne Bigliani '08, July 13
Jessica Poetzsch '07 and Scott Stachelhaus, March 24
Aaron Tannenbaum '07 and Alison Marshall, May 18
Births & Adoptions
(2013 unless otherwise noted)
To Jeff McMorris '84 and James Lawless: Kaydence Elizabeth, Dec.
20, 2010, joining Christopher, Cody, and Corey
To Bill '98 and Julie Mancini '98 Baaki: Liam Francis, January 18, joining
Christian, Isabella, Andrew, Xavier, and Gemma
To Adrian and Sue Burk '98 Vicko: Parker, March 27, joining Avery
To Matthew and Jaime Morelli '99 Wrobel: Greta Sophia, June 11
To David '00 and Julie Dubitsky '00 Lazarus: Nathaniel Miles, May 12, joining
To Jay '00 and Vanessa Rath '99 Menton: Campbell Elinor, February 20, joining
Jack and Caroline
To Mason Ross Jr. '00 and Dariana: Violet Juliana, May 17
To Eamon DePeter '01 and Courtney: Declan Francis, Nov. 14, 2012
To Brian and Leslie Dougiello '01 Wheelin: Benjamin Wyatt, May 1
To Ryan Mannle '01 and Allie: Carolina Reese, February 19, joining
To Josh and Jennifer Schiffman '01 Sanders: Jordan Henry, Nov. 8, 2012
To Kohei '01 and Meredith '01 Uchida: Lina, Jan. 25, 2012
To Jesse '01 and Elizabeth Reed '02 Young: William 'Liam' Krayer, January 17,
To John Albright '02 and Sheri: Stuart, Nov. 27, 2012
To Eli and Melissa Cabral '02 Mello: Clara Linden, July 2, joining Brooks
To Jeffrey and Christine Kostan '02 Newhall: Alexander Nicholas, February
To JB '03 and Eve Share '05 Banghart: Ayla Sofia, July 9
To George Newbury '03 and Tabitha Beck '03: Chester Beck, April 16
To Kevin '05 and Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst '05: Sela, May 10
To Colin '07 and Tara Casey '07 Hulme: Hunter Joseph, April 10
To Michael '08 and Shannon '06 Gallihugh: Brady Michael, Aug. 6, 2012
The Scene runs deceased notices on all alumni, current and former faculty members,
honorary degree recipients, and staff members and others who the editors
determine would be well known to alumni.
James C. Shelland '41, December 24, 2012. Commons Club, Salmagundi, debate society. US Army. Columbia University: MA, 1948. The New
School for Social Research: PhD, 1975. He was a lecturer in history
at Hofstra University from 1951 to 1952 and taught social studies in
many high schools from 1948 until his retirement in 1989.
William C. Burto '42, July 5, 2013. Alpha Tau Omega, Konosioni, Maroon Key, President's
Club, ski club, lacrosse. US Navy. Harvard University: PhD, 1954. He
taught English at the University of Iowa and Lowell State College, which
later became part of University of Massachusetts, where he was head
of the English department. He is survived by his partner, Sylvan Barnet,
nephew Jiggs Geraghty '62, and granddaughter Stephanie Day '87.
D. Gordon Roehrs '42, May 8, 2013. Sigma Chi, Maroon, Masque and Triangle, President's Club, Colgate Today Program, indoor
track, wrestling. US Air Force, World War II. He worked in public relations
for General Electric at Hanford Atomic Works before serving as a weatherman
overseas with the US Air Force. He later worked as an editor for Philadelphia
Blue Cross's magazine, publications editor for the US Forestry Service,
and executive director of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. From
1970 until his retirement, he worked as a general assignment reporter
for the Daily Local News. He is predeceased by his wife, Jackie, a son, and a daughter. He
is survived by 3 stepchildren, 5 nephews, including Gil '71, and a niece, Rebecca Smith '75.
Harold F. Duncan Jr. '44, May 11, 2013. Sigma Nu, Maroon Key, Konosioni, student government,
soccer, basketball, baseball. US Army: World War II, Korean War. Rutgers
University: LLB, 1948. He founded his own law business in oil and gas
and family law in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Sue,
3 daughters, 2 sons, 11 grandchildren, brother Robert '49, and nephew
R. Thomas Shean '44, May 3, 2013. Sigma Chi, basketball, baseball. US Marine Corps. Syracuse
University: JD, 1949. He was the VP of First American Bank. He is predeceased
by his father, Clarence '19, and his brother, Clarence Jr. '50. He is
survived by his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, a granddaughter, 2 great-grandsons,
and 4 sisters.
Charles J. Koblinski '46, June 28, 2013. Theta Chi, baseball, football. US Army, World War
II. He retired from his position as an industrial engineering manager
for Pratt & Whitney after 30 years in 1984. He also played professional
baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He is survived by his wife, Theresa,
and a son.
William F. Steinen '46, May 13, 2013. Sigma Nu. US Army, World War II. He worked for William
Steinen Manufacturing Co., founded by his father, and became chairman
of the board. He is survived by his wife, Norma, 3 daughters, a son,
and 9 grandchildren.
Emil A. Frei III '47, April 30, 2013. US Navy, World War II. Yale University: MD, 1948.
He was the physician-in-chief and director of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Known as the "father of combination chemotherapy," he championed
the benefits of combination chemotherapy treatments in cancer patients.
He is predeceased by his first and second wives, Elizabeth and Adoria.
He is survived by 4 daughters, a son, and 10 grandchildren.
Edward E. Janos '49, May 2, 2013. Alpha Tau Omega, Masque &
Triangle, Alumni Corporation Board, Class Gift Committee, Maroon Citation
(1999), Planned Giving, Regional Campaign Committee, ROTC, Reunion Gift
Committee, boxing. University of Chicago: MBA, 1972. After serving as
VP of Sales and Marketing at both the Bauer & Black Kendall Company
and Hyde Athletic Industries, he founded and served as CEO of his direct
mail health care system, Support Plus. He is survived by his wife, Eloise, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren including Alexa du Pont '99 and
Brooke Freeland '01, 2 great-granddaughters, a sister, and 3 nieces and nephews.
William J. Torrens '49, April 17, 2008. Phi Delta Theta, Class
Gift Committee. US Army, World War II. Rutgers University: BA, 1951.
California Coast University: MBA, PhD, 1980. He worked for the International
Paper Company for 22 years before working for E&J Gallo and United
Vintners, Inc. He was an associate professor in the Business Administration
Department at California State University. He is survived by his wife,
Esther, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Francis P. Chiaramote Jr. '50, May 19, 2013. Kappa Delta Rho,
marching band, sailing club. US Air Force. Columbia University: MPH,
1954. Georgetown University: MD, 1958. He was an assistant clinical
professor and director of the Urological Residency Program at George
Washington University Hospital. In 1977, he founded the Southern Maryland
Hospital Center with the goal of better community health care access,
and continued practicing urology there while serving as the president
and chairman of the board. He is predeceased by his daughter, and is
survived by his wife, Dorothy, 3 sons, and 2 daughters.
William E. Walker Jr. '50, March 26, 2013. Phi Kappa Psi, Outing
Club, Masque and Triangle. He was a systems analyst at Revere Copper
and Brass, Inc. and PAR Technology Corporation. He is survived by his
wife, Laverne, 2 sons, and 2 granddaughters.
E. Brooks Applegate '51, June 7, 2013. Phi Gamma Delta. US
Navy. He was the former president of Brooks Applegate Company, a seller
of forestry products. He is survived by his wife, Doddin, a son, a daughter,
and 6 grandchildren.
Frederick C. Brown '51, June 20, 2013. Theta Chi, Maroon, tennis. US Army, Korean War. He was a manager at Saginaw Central
Oil for many years before his retirement. He is predeceased by his wife,
Greta, and survived by 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, and 2 nieces.
Fergus B. Pope '51, April 19, 2013. Beta Theta Pi. University of London: MD, 1963. While
working in Africa for 10 years, he developed a clinic for infants and
a physician's assistant training program for Gabonese students. In Yancey
County, N.C., he established the area's first Head Start program and
a Child Development Center and practiced child psychiatry. He is survived
by his wife, Ruth, 2 daughters, a son, 4 grandchildren, a brother, and
Daniel E. Fountain '52, February 12, 2012. Commons Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Konosioni, Maroon
Key, student government, chorus, marching band, pep band. University
of Rochester: MD, 1956. Johns Hopkins University: MPH, 1972. Throughout
his medical career, he served as a missionary, chief medical officer,
and physician-in-chief at the Church of Christ in Zaire (DR Congo).
He is predeceased by his wife, Miriam, and father, Egbert '17. He is
survived by a daughter, Katherine '82, and 2 sons, including Paul '83.
John C. Turk '52, July 1, 2013. Commons Club, Salmagundi, chorus, orchestra, football, indoor track, swimming. He was a teacher
and architect at the University of South Carolina. He was predeceased
by his wife, Mary Jean Raftery. He is survived by a step-daughter, nephew,
David B. Selleck '53, April 2, 2013. Phi Beta Kappa, Maroon. Columbia University: MA 1959. Wesleyan University: MA, 1970. For
nearly 40 years, he taught science at Albert Leonard Middle School in
New Rochelle, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 2 sons, a daughter,
5 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Douglas L. Bailey '54, June 9, 2013. Phi Delta Theta. US Army. Tufts University: PhD, 1961.
He was a founder of Bailey Deardourff & Associates, a political
consulting company. He also founded The Hotline in 1987, a digest of political news. He is survived by his wife,
Patricia, a son, a daughter, a grandson, and 2 brothers.
Frank W. DeWitt '54, May 8, 2013. Phi Gamma Delta, Colgate Thirteen, chorus, basketball.
US Army. He was both an English teacher and guidance counselor at Towanda
(Pa.) High School. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, 3 sons, 2 daughters,
11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a brother, nieces, nephews,
Thomas H. Fletcher '54, May 22, 2013. Sigma Nu, International Relations Council, basketball.
New York University: MBA, 1962. He worked for IBM for 33 years, coordinating
sales with product development in industry and government. He is survived
by his wife, Carolyn, 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
William G. McDermott '54, May 16, 2013. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Salmagundi, chorus. Northwestern University: MA, 1968. He spent more than 40 years
in the financial service industry. He also taught adult education and
legal courses for the Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi Bar Associations,
and authored the novel Two Paths. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, 2 daughters, 3 granddaughters,
and 2 sisters.
Frank C. Speno '56, April 30, 2013. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Citation (1971), Maroon Council,
Alumni Corporation Board, ROTC, class officer, baseball, indoor track,
football. US Air Force. Cornell University: MBA, 1962. He was the executive
director of the George Junior Republic in Freeville, N.Y., a residential
program for troubled teenagers. After retiring, he accepted a fundraising
position with Colgate. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; 4 daughters,
including Marianne McCreary '82; son Frank '87; son-in-law Bill McCreary
'82; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nephew Eric Speno '90.
David S. Cramp '57, May 13, 2013. Phi Kappa Psi. International
Relations Council, student government. Yale University: JD, 1960. He
served as an attorney and later a superior court judge in New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers,
including Barry '59.
Robert F. Lindberg '57, April 30, 2013. Delta Upsilon, Class
Gift Committee, university chorus, class editor, football, indoor track.
US Army. Cornell University: MD, 1961. He served as an Army surgeon
in Vietnam and afterward practiced medicine in Honolulu's Straub Clinic
& Hospital for 35 years. He retired to Idaho but once again began
to practice medicine in Ketchum until 2009. He is survived by his wife,
Patricia Bradley, 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 6 grandchildren.
Daniel C. Cifonelli '59, May 17, 2013. Delta Upsilon, baseball,
basketball, football. US Navy. He was a history teacher, football coach,
principal, and assistant superintendent. He is survived by 2 daughters,
a son, 2 brothers, a sister, and 7 grandchildren.
B. Hardy Bedford Jr. '61, April 2, 2013. Phi Gamma Delta, soccer.
US Navy. He worked for Kraft Foods before purchasing what became the
Wharf Marina in Grand Haven, MI, staying in the marine business until
2011. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren,
a brother, and many nieces and nephews.
Robert A. Beverage '61, June 26, 2013. Delta Upsilon, chorus,
basketball. US Army. American University: MBA, 1973. George Washington
University: PhD, 1981. He had a long career with IBM. He is survived
by his wife, Nancy, 3 daughters, 2 stepchildren, 2 brothers, and several
Bruce D. Fiske '63, April 9, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau, Outing Club,
orchestra. US Navy. Tufts University: DMD, 1967. An orthodontist, he
had a private practice and taught orthodontics as a clinical assistant
professor at Oregon Health & Science University. He is survived
by his wife, Charlotte, son Michael '94, a daughter, 2 grandchildren,
a brother, and a sister.
William G. Kern Jr. MA '63, May 26, 2013. He was a math teacher
and basketball coach in New Jersey at Asbury Park High School, and then
at Rumson Fair Haven Regional School for nearly 40 years. He was predeceased
by his wife, Nancy MA'63. He is survived by a daughter.
John B. Melaugh '64, April 7, 2013. Beta Theta Pi, Salmagundi, Maroon, student government. US Navy. University of Virginia: MA, 1974. He
was an executive analyst at Municipal Financial Consultants. He is survived
by his wife, Marie, a son, 2 brothers, and a sister.
James H. Beaumont '65, April 29, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau, Konosioni, Maroon, Take Two Film Committee, student government. University of Illinois:
MPA, 1984. He began his career as a reporter for the Des Moines Register before becoming a stockbroker and registered principal with Tabor
Securities. He spent the remaining 30 years of his career as an executive
director and VP with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He is survived
by his wife, Mary, 2 sons, and 5 grandchildren.
John H. Chapman '66, December 30, 2012. Lambda Chi Alpha, student government, chorus,
basketball. University of Virginia: MD. He practiced cardiology for
more than 30 years at Geisinger Medical Center. He also was an associate
professor at Thomas Jefferson University. He is survived by his wife,
Mary, 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters, a brother, and a sister.
Lynn E. Green Jr. '67, July 8, 2013. Outing Club, Colgate Thirteen, WRCU, Salmagundi, Masque and Triangle, London History Study Group, Class Gift Committee,
indoor track. Syracuse University: JD, 1970. He was a founder of Green
and Green, Attorneys at Law in Cooperstown, N.Y. He served as the municipal
attorney for communities throughout the region. He is survived by his
wife, Judy, his mother, a son and daughter-in-law, 2 daughters and sons-in-law,
and 5 grandchildren.
P. Kenneth Kohnstamm '68, April 4, 2013. Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Konosioni, Maroon
Key, Washington, D.C., Study Group, Class Gift Committee, student government,
marching band, pep band. University of Michigan: JD, 1973. He worked
at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office as an attorney and special
assistant attorney general. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, and 2
George B. Carpenter '70, June 20, 2013. Sigma Nu, WRCU. He was a principal at the investment
management company Westport Capital in Wilton, Conn. He is survived
by his wife, Patricia, a brother, and many cousins.
Gilbert R. Anderson '71, June 20, 2013. Boston University: MBA. He had a long career teaching
high school English. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Huntley, and
2 sons. He was predeceased by his mother and his father, Dick '37.
Dale W. Bergelt '74, March 15, 2013. A self-employed artist and writer, he also worked
for Bergelt International Inc. He was predeceased by his father, Ed
Cynthia Granger Brown '74, May 12, 2013. Phi Beta Kappa. After working as a congressional aide,
journalist, and editor, she joined Americas Watch and worked in combat
zones and prisons in Central and South America. Returning to New York
in 1992, she became a program director for Human Rights Watch. She was
predeceased by her husband, Jaime Barrios. She is survived by her daughter,
2 sisters, a niece, and a nephew.
Chilton B. Latham '76, June 12, 2013. Kappa Delta Rho, water
polo, marching band, pep band. Albany Law School: JD, 1979. He served
for more than 30 years at the New York State Law Reporting Bureau, and
worked his way up to principal legal editor. He is survived by his wife,
Julie, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Craig J. Peck '82, May 2, 2013. Kappa Delta Rho, career advising.
University of Oklahoma: MS, 1985. He was a geologist at Target Reservoir
Research Corporation, chief scientist at Bridgeview Explorations, and
VP at Fronterra Geosciences. He was predeceased by his mother, his father,
Gerald '54, and his sister Laura '83. He is survived by his wife, Susan,
and his sister Gail Rauner '88.
Laura E. Peck '83, October 5, 2011. Gamma Phi Beta, student
government, rugby. Hofstra University: JD, 1989. She was predeceased
by her mother and her father, Gerald '54. She is survived by her husband,
Ronald, a daughter, a son, and her sister, Gail Rauner '88.
Daniel J. Rosen '87, June 3, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau, Colgate Thirteen.
Boston University: MS 1990. Brooklyn Law School: JD, 2012. Before becoming
a lawyer, he worked as a film editor and animatic supervisor for Jumbo
Pictures/Cartoon Pizza, Horn/Eisenberg, and Little Airplane Productions.
He is survived by his wife, Jordana, a daughter, his parents, and 2
sisters, Ellen Keller '84 and Deb Salinger '85.
Christopher J. Maguire '88, May 25, 2013. Alpha Tau Omega, Maroon, WRCU. After working in the music industry for 14 years as a production
assistant for Electra Entertainment, a production coordinator for Verve
Records, and a director of production development for Milan Entertainment,
he joined Smith Barney and became VP of Investments. He is survived
by his parents, a sister, a brother, and 5 nieces and nephews.
Jeremy J. Dello Russo '97, January 18, 2013. Kappa Delta Rho. American University of the Caribbean:
MD. After completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical
Center, he practiced medicine at the Park Medical Group. He is survived
by his parents and 2 brothers.
Ann Lane, May 27, 2013. BA, Brooklyn College; MA, New York University; PhD,
Columbia University. She joined Colgate's history department as a full
professor in 1983, and became the first director of the Women's Studies
Program. After bringing the female faculty closer together and making
women's issues central to the campus, she left Colgate in 1990 for the
University of Virginia, where she was a full professor of history
with the directive of establishing a women's studies program. She was
an American historian with numerous scholarly contributions, most notably
to the study of feminist theory and women's biography. She is survived
by 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and a brother.
Bert Ryder ’42, 1920–2013
When Bert Ryder ’42 retired from Colgate in 1985, then-Scene editor James Leach was moved to pen an appreciation he titled “Better ask Bert.” Ryder continued to share his wisdom and perspective as a member of the Board of Trustees until 1990, when the university accorded him emeritus status. On the occasion of Ryder’s passing on March 15 (a brief notice of his death appeared in our summer issue), we reprise Leach’s homage, originally published in March 1985:
Frequently around Colgate, somebody’s advice on a thorny problem includes the suggestion, “Better ask Bert.”
Perhaps better than anyone else, Bertram Stillwell Ryder ’42 knows how Colgate works. His wisdom is proven frequently to those who find their way to his office in the process of thinking through some difficult situation.
Bert Ryder returned to Colgate 16 years ago to work as a development officer. Within a year, he had been drafted to the office of the president to serve as secretary of the University Corporation and executive assistant to the president, jobs he has held ever since.
He is a thorough man who keeps the Board of Trustees and the president informed of the fine details that are important to reasoned decisions. But he is much more than that. He is a thoughtful person who can see the difficult questions from many sides — a talent that has been reaffirmed each time he has been named to a new committee, given another special assignment, or asked for another bit of advice. Often called upon to represent the university, he is gracious in that role — never the glad-hander, always sincere, and gentle or firm as the situation dictates.
A lesser man, given Ryder’s responsibilities and standing, might be inclined to assert his authority in ways that would grate. The result, inevitably, would be enemies, none of which, to my knowledge, he has.
Bert Ryder graduated from Colgate at the top of his class, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude with high honors in political science, never earning less than an A. An Austen Colgate Scholarship and his own earnings paid his way. The 1942 Salmagundi named him most scholarly and most brilliant, his classmates elected him vice president, and Who’s Who included him in its listing of students in American colleges and universities. It takes some digging to learn that. He would never tell you.
During his first career, in the Marine Corps, he worked his way through the ranks from recruit to colonel over the span of 26 years. Along the way, he was decorated with the Legion of Merit, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.
He was decorated again during his second career, at Colgate, with a Maroon Citation in 1972 and an Alumni Award for Distinguished Service (the Alumni Corporation’s highest honor) in 1977.
Bert Ryder retires from Colgate this month, and when he does he will leave many of us wondering where our next good advice will come from.