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Willard I. Hackenberg ’36S, passed away Oct. 10, 2007, in Upper Darby, Pa. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he was ordained by the Ohio Synod in 1936. During his active ministry, he served Lutheran congregations in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He was a member of the executive board of the Ohio Synod and for 16 years, served on the board of directors at Wittenberg. Surviving are two daughters, Helen Hackenberg Davis ’61 and Sara Hackenberg Dimitri ’68, three grandsons, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including P. James Renz Jr. ’60, Mary Renz Beckstrom ’63, David W. Renz ’66 and Kristin Beckstrom Radcliffe ’95. Preceding him in death were his wife, Mildred Frankenberger Hackenberg ’37, his father, Willard M. Hackenberg 1901, and a sister and brother-in-law, Paul J. Sr. ’33 and Mary Hackenberg Renz ’36.
Esther Vance Harder died Dec. 18, 2006, in Lima, Ohio. She served as district director for Mahoning Valley Council of the Camp Fire Girls and was a teacher in the Sidney and Hubbard School Districts. Her memberships included First Baptist Church, Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the Federation of Women’s Business Association, the Cleveland Elementary School P.T.A. and the Progress Study Club. Survivors include a daughter, a son, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
John J. Long, Norman, Okla., died July 17, 2007. A member of First Presbyterian Church and Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he served as a personnel officer with the U.S. Navy in the United States and the South Pacific during World War II. He taught high school math and science before teaching audio-visual education at the University of Oklahoma until he retired in 1973. During his retirement, he volunteered at the Norman Public Library, assisted in the Food for Friends Program and performed income tax counseling for the elderly. He traveled extensively to Europe, Asia and South America. A daughter and several cousins survive.
Winifred Pitcher Kerr of Lyndhurst, Ohio, passed away Sept. 5, 2007. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she volunteered at Booth Memorial Hospital and the Margaret Wagner House for many years. She traveled widely and was an avid reader. She leaves two daughters, including Joyce Kerr Dunigan ’60, two sons, Fred C. Kerr ’64 and Keith H. Kerr ’69, a daughter-in-law, Karen Lumadue Kerr ’69, seven grandchildren, including Ryan D. ’04 and Abigail Klene Kerr ’04, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Jean Pitcher Herzog ’45. Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred M. Kerr ’34, her parents, James 1911 and Mary Penson Pitcher 1913, a sister, Marjorie Pitcher Mullin ’38, an aunt, Katherine Zerkle Bader 1917 and an uncle, Robert H. Hiller 1889.
Margaret Schlegel Cain of Lakeview, Ohio, passed away Jan. 9, 2007. A member of Delta Zeta sorority, she taught in the physical education department at Wittenberg for a period of time in the late 1930s. During World War II, she served with the WAVES. Surviving are a nephew and his wife, Michael P. ’72 and Margaret Moody Moran ’75, and a great-niece, Caroline D. Rentz ’09. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Pauline Schlegel Rentz ’34 and Katherine Schlegel Moran ’44, and a brother-in-law, Andrew F. Moran ’38.
Martha Stuckey Hartmann died in Berkley, Calif., Dec. 30, 2005. She worked in advertising in Toledo, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., and Norwich, N.Y., before working in public relations with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association and the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce in Hawaii. For many years she was an active volunteer with numerous associations, including the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, a niece, Janet Schwiebert Wade ’62, and a nephew and his wife, Andrew B. ’93 and Lissa Rideout Wade ’93. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Adelia Stuckey Schwiebert ’32 and Marie Stuckey Sprock ’28, a brother-in-law, John H. Sprock ’28, and a nephew-in-law, Dale B. Wade ’62.
Marguerite Sondergelt Swisher, Cleveland, Ohio, passed away July 21, 2007. A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she was a retired teacher with the Cleveland Public Schools. Her interests included reading, music and an exercise club. Two daughters and three grandchildren survive. Preceding her in death were her husband, James M. Swisher ’41, a brother and sister-in-law, Donald L. ’40 and Hedwig Heck Sondergelt ’41, and two cousins, Pauline Sondergelt Walsh ’39 and Donald E. Stupp ’40.
Kathryn Miley Rinderknecht, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died July 7, 2007 in Sandusky, Ohio. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and most recently attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky. During World War II, she worked at the War Chest in Columbus, Ohio, and later, in Temple, Texas, for the Lutheran Service Center serving soldiers from Camp Hood. A teacher of the English language, developmental reading and literature, she was employed at Jefferson Junior High School in the Washington Local School District in Toledo for 14 years. After she retired from teaching, she served as a legal secretary to her husband, an attorney. As a member of a book review group of the American Association of University Women, she gave book reviews and talks to churches and social and literary clubs. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Rinderknecht Yeago ’81, three sons, including Joseph F. Rinderknecht ’78, a daughter-in-law, Gail Johnson Rinderknecht ’75, eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, a sister, Martha Miley Rajala ’43, and two nieces and a nephew. Preceding her in death were her father, George W. Miley ’34, and a brother-in-law, Oliver A. Rajala ’40.
Jack T. Snyder died Sept. 14, 2007, at his home in Merrillville, Ind. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was the business manager of the family-owned Gary Post Tribune, retiring following the sale of the paper in 1966. From the mid-1960s until his death, he maintained a winter residence in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a summer residence in Lake County. He leaves two sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren, including Anne M. Snyder ’89, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Sultzbach passed away Oct. 25, 2007, in Cincinnati, Ohio. During World War II, he served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army with the Special Training Unit Service Command Unit 1747. He spent 30 years as an educator in Xenia and Kettering in positions ranging from teacher to guidance counselor to administrator. He retired from the Kettering City Schools as a high school principal. In addition, he taught speech classes at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Following his retirement, he spent several years as a realtor. Surviving are two daughters, four grandchildren and a sister. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Paul L. Sultzbach ’29 and Robert D. Sultzbach ’37, and a sister, Mary Sultzbach Riegel ’31.
Ardelle Coleman Whitehead, a retired advertising executive, died July 26, 2007, in Phoenix, Ariz. A member of Grace Lutheran Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she taught journalism, typing and shorthand at Canton McKinley High School before moving to New York, N.Y, where she worked in public relations and advertising. She then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where she served as communications manager of Valley National Bank. In 1977, she established The Whiteheads Inc., a full-service advertising agency where she continued until her retirement in 1996. A member of numerous professional organizations, she received many awards in her field. She is survived by two step-daughters, a step-son and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dorothy M. Digel, Springfield, Ohio, died Oct. 15, 2007. Before retiring in 1981, she taught English, French and Latin for 41 years with the Springfield City Schools. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, and numerous community and professional organizations. Surviving are a sister-in-law and her husband, George W. ’52 and Janet Helms Digel Koerner ’49, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Lewis W. Digel ’50, preceded her in death.
William A. Dudde, a retired Lutheran pastor and journalist specializing in Lutheran church and mission affairs, died Sept. 15, 2007, in Arden, N.C. His work took him to Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He was the Protestant editor of the Religious News Service, taught journalism in India for four years with the World Literacy Inc., and for eight years was editor of the English-language news service of the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1967 to his retirement, he held various journalistic positions for the Lutheran Church in America, including editor of the global mission magazine, World Encounter. A member of Dorm League, he is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, a sister, Ethel M. Dudde ’48, and a nephew, John C. Heck ’70. Another sister, Ruth Dudde Heck ’39, followed him in death. Preceding him in death was his father, John H. Dudde 1912.
Ruth Dudde Heck, Lincoln, Vt., died Sept. 25, 2007. During her lifetime she lived in numerous cities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Vermont. During the 1970s and 1980s, she taught high school English in New Rochelle, N.Y., and in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a creative teacher, cook, baker, seamstress and an avid reader. She designed beautiful flower gardens and was an active volunteer for the Morris Arboretum. A member of the Lutheran Church, she is survived by a daughter, two sons, including, John C. Heck ’70, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Ethel M. Dudde ’48. Her father, John H. Dudde 1912, and a brother, William A. Dudde ’39, preceded her in death.
Merle Asplin Wearstler passed away July 21, 2007, in Naples, Fla. She retired as the owner/president of William E. Asplin Inc. in Wadsworth, Ohio. Her memberships included the Lutheran Church, Alpha Xi Delta sorority, P.E.O., Wadsworth Garden Club, Art and History, Sorosis, Investment Club and several bridge clubs. She is survived by a son, a daughter, Cynthia Wearstler Riggs ’66, a son-in-law, James A. Riggs ’65, a grandson, a great-grandson, two sisters, including Wilma Asplin Kimberly ’42, and a brother-in-law, Charles T. Kimberly ’41. Her husband, David O. Wearstler ’38, preceded her in death.
Ernestine Hasskarl Harman, formerly of Levittown, Pa., passed away Aug. 26, 2007, in Newtown, Pa. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she taught second grade with the Neshaminy School District for more than 20 years. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairless Hills and Christ Lutheran Church in Levittown. Most recently she was a member of Lutheran Church of God’s Love in Newtown. Survivors include a son, two grandchildren and a niece, Kathleen Vaughn Breitenstein ’82. Preceding her in death were her husband, George R. Harman ’47, and a sister, Blanche Hasskarl Schwartz ’30.
Elizabeth Riecken Poppler, Sacramento, Calif., passed away March 15, 2007. A member of the Lutheran Church and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she retired as a co-editor of the State of California bimonthly newsletter of (PERS) Public Employees’ Retirement System. She leaves two daughters, two sons, a sister, Reta Riecken Wilson ’49, and a brother.
Janis Sowers Koehring died May 26, 2007, in Butler, Pa. For 35 years, she was an office designer with Lloyd-Johnson Co. Her memberships included Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Scenery Hill and Junior Women’s Club. An avid reader, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing golf. Three sons, four grandchildren and a sister survive.
William B. Maurice, Warren, Ohio, died June 27, 2007. A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Dorm League, he served with the U.S. Army in the 44th division in France during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was alumni director at Wittenberg and a buyer for the Higbee Co. before becoming coordinator of distributive education with the Warren City Schools. He also taught history and government at Warren G. Harding and Warren Western Reserve High Schools before retiring in 1987 after 35 years of teaching. Active in his community, he was elected a member of the Warren City Council, and president of the Devon School P.T.A. and the Trumbull County Retired Teachers Association. He also was a board member of the Trumbull County Historical Society and vice chair of the Trumbull County Republican Party. Surviving are his wife, Mary Huffman Maurice ’46, three sons, including Martin W. Maurice ’73 and John A. Maurice ’76, a daughter, Jean P. Maurice ’71, five grandchildren, including Andrea L. Maurice ’04, and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, Estell D. ’20 and Beulah Stone Maurice ’24, a sister, Mary Maurice Greenawalt ’47, and a brother and sister-in-law, James W. ’51 and Barbara Polzen Maurice ’52.
Beverly Evans Wright died July 17, 2007, in Youngstown, Ohio. During her career, she taught kindergarten at the Oakville School in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, and tutored children with learning disabilities. Her memberships included First Presbyterian Church, Chi Omega sorority, the Junior League and the Paisley House. An avid gardener, she is survived by her husband, two daughters, including Susan Wright Cwik ’76, two sons, nine grandchildren and a cousin, Winifred Stewart Smeltzer ’45.
Archie A. Cunningham, the longtime owner and operator of Cunningham’s Television Service, died Aug. 24, 2007, in Springfield, Ohio. He leaves to mourn his passing four sons, five daughters, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Virginia Pence Mount of Milford, Ohio, passed away May 21, 2007. Since 1967, she had been a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and its choir, and had worked for the Mariemont Schools System for 17 years. A daughter, two sons, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.
Robert C. Ruffing, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died Oct. 18, 2007. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. His career included being a teacher and football coach at high schools in Ohio, a special agent with the F.B.I. in New Orleans, La., Jackson, Miss., Dallas, Texas, and New York, N.Y., and an Ohio home office representative with Prudential Insurance in Chagrin Falls. He loved participating in and watching sports, singing barbershop and in the choir at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Following his retirement, he volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Braille book making. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he leaves his wife, a son, three daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Marion A. “Ike” Dunbar, who practiced dentistry for nearly 50 years in Marion, Ohio, died July 24, 2007. During World War II, he served in the mounted cavalry with the U.S. Army. His memberships included the Marion Christian Center, Dorm League and the American Dental Association. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, a son, two daughters, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eugene R. Giddens passed away June 18, 2007, in Maumee, Ohio. A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a member of the 309th combat engineers 84th infantry division, he endured the Battle of the Bulge but was wounded during the Roer River crossing. He later served on a military court until the end of the war. Until his retirement in 1985, he was a self-employed carpenter-contractor. He leaves three sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., Gerry Muirhead Hunt died June 25, 2007, in Springfield, Ohio. A top sales representative with Lennar Homes in Fort Myers, she worked at O.I.C. and taught at Catholic Central High School in Springfield. Three daughters, a son and four grandchildren survive.
Thomas W. Risser of Kettering, Ohio, passed away June 21, 2007. During World War II, he served as a B-25 bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He began his teaching career at Gettysburg High School in 1949 and retired from the Dayton Public Schools in 1983 after 31 years. His memberships included Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the Dayton Public School Coaches Association, VFW #9927, the American Legion #598 and Wright Patterson Air Force Base Officers Club. Survivors include his wife, two sons, three grandchildren and three nephews.
William L. Shreck, LaMarque, Texas, died July 28, 2007. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For more than 20 years, he worked for the Continental Baking Co. in Ohio and Michigan before transferring to Houston, Texas, as the plant manager of the Kroger Baking Division. He then moved to Abilene, Texas, to start a distributorship for Wonder Bread, retiring to LaMarque, Texas. In his retirement, he enjoyed golf, fishing, playing cards and working crossword puzzles. Surviving are his wife, three sons, three daughters, two step-children, six grandchildren and two sisters. A brother, Morris L. Shreck ’45, preceded him in death.
Armin J. “Pete” Riesen, who coached football and wrestling at Heidelberg College and later at Bowling Green State University, died Oct. 13, 2007, in Findlay, Ohio. He taught history and coached football and wrestling at secondary schools throughout Ohio before arriving at Heidelberg College in 1968. As head coach of both sports, he helped the football team win the Ohio Athlete Conference title in 1973, and he was named Coach of the Year. He left Heidelberg for Bowling Green State University in 1976 and was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year for the 1982-83 wrestling season. He retired from coaching in 1985 and has since been inducted into seven halls of fame. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he served on a battleship in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.
Hermajean “Jo” Wiegman Weir, Columbus, Ohio, passed away Sept. 17, 2007. For many years she lived in Hudson, Ohio, where she worked in the public school library system. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Two daughters, two sons and four grandchildren survive. Her father, Fred C. Wiegman ’40S, preceded her in death.
Gabriel J. “Gubby” Lada of Westland, Mich., died Oct. 23, 2007. A member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Dorm League, he served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Airborne in Europe during World War II. He was a teacher for 32 years in Troy and Dayton, Ohio, before moving to the Wayne-Westland Public Schools in Michigan. His wife, two sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren survive. His father-in-law, W. Emerson Reck ’26, preceded him in death.
Sheldon A. Leveston of Avon, Conn., passed away, July 16, 2007. A self-employed man, he worked as a certified insurance consultant for many years. His philanthropic endeavors included sponsorship of the Travelers/Samuel Leveston New Seabury Golf Tournament as well as the Amistad. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed music, karaoke, dancing, and collecting golf clubs and books. A son, a daughter and several grandchildren survive.
Melvin E. Semler died April 3, 2007, in Fairborn, Ohio. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Witek. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Surviving are his wife, Louise Jackson Semler ’52, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister-in-law, Carol Jackson Bliss ’51, followed him in death.
Norma Trainor Swysgood, Springfield, Ohio, died July 17, 2007. She retired from the Springfield City Schools with 38 years service, 21 of which were spent teaching kindergarten at Fulton Elementary School. A lifelong member of Fifth Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was active with Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teaching Society for more than 50 years and belonged to the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Willis H. Jr. ’63 and Thelma Hessman Trainor ’64, two nieces and three nephews. Her husband, Donald L. Swysgood ’53, predeceased her.
John H. Leark of Grosse Ile, Mich., and Fort Myers, Fla., died Feb. 4, 2006. He was an accountant with the Marathon Oil Co., retiring from the Detroit Refinery Office in 1992. His memberships included St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Elks Club. Survivors include a son, two daughters, four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and a brother. His wife, Myrna Tawney Leark ’56, followed him in death.
Myrna Tawney Leark of Grosse Ile, Mich., and Fort Myers, Fla., died June 4, 2006. She was a purchasing agent with the Trenton City Schools, retiring in 1990. A member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church and Chi Omega sorority, she is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Her husband, John H. Leark ’56, preceded her in death.
William L. Johnson ’60S passed away Oct. 27, 2007, at his home in Green, Ohio. He was a pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and had served parishes in Dayton, Wilmington, Norton and Marshallville. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, serving as a chaplain in Wilmington, Ohio. After retirement in 1996, he was interim pastor for several area parishes, most recently at Israel Lutheran Church in Paris, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, five children, including Louise N. Johnson ’91, and three grandchildren.
Formerly of Akron, Ohio, Margo Milloff Shields died Sept. 12, 2002, in Naples, Fla. She served as president of House Officers Wives at Akron General Medical Center, Mobile Meals of Summit County and Bears Paw Ladies Golf Association. A member of East Naples United Methodist Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she is survived by her husband, Earl F. Shields ’55, a daughter, two sons and six grandchildren.
Nancy Tavenner Thompson of Oakwood, Ohio, passed away Oct. 21, 2007. She taught English French, Spanish and piano before becoming a church organist and choir director, most recently at Corinth Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio. Her memberships included the Dayton Music Club, Choir Masters, the American Guild of Organists and the South Dayton Area Piano Teachers Association. She is survived by her husband, James R. Thompson ’56, two daughters and four grandchildren.
Sharon Miller Rosencrans of Springfield, Ohio, passed away July 30, 2007. She retired from the Springfield City Schools after more than 20 years teaching elementary physical education. A former co-owner of Mike and Rosy’s Deli, she was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Surviving are three daughters, eight grandchildren, including Megan A. Dean ’11, a brother and an uncle, Edward D. Lamb ’39. Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert E. Rosencrans ’58, her parents, Dale W. ’34 and Ruth Lamb Miller ’36, and uncles, Floyd M. Miller ’31 and T. Kinsman Lamb Jr. ’34.
Marjorie Miller Curtis, Lupton, Mich., died May 24, 2007. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she was a biology teacher at Pershing High School in Detroit, Mich., prior to her retirement. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ben A. Jr. ’56 and Doris Steffen Miller ’55. Preceding her in death were her father, Ben A. Miller Sr. ’28, a sister, Kathryn Miller Green ’57, three aunts, Ethel Miller Benson 1915, Esther K. Miller ’20, and Martha Greer Miller ’27, three uncles, James A. Miller ’22, J. Robert Miller ’30, and Calvin E. Miller ’28, and a cousin, Helen Miller Ingle ’50.
Bertha E. Steinberger of Saint Paris, Ohio, died Nov. 4, 2007. A lifetime member of the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church, she retired after teaching at Westville School and the Urbana City Schools for 33 years. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews. Her sister, Susan Steinberger Mohr ’26, predeceased her.
Roger L. Watson, Bellefontaine, Ohio, died July 14, 2007. A financial adviser and tax and business consultant, he founded multiple businesses, including Grand Rental Station, Mad River Farm Market, Watson & Associates, Liberty Computer and Mountain Top Campground. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, NFIB and TISB, he served on the board of WEEC Radio. Surviving are his wife, two sons, two step-children, four grandchildren, two-step grandchildren and three brothers.
Charles Spoon Jr. of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Aug. 4, 2007. He served our country with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. A member of Christ Episcopal Church, he taught in the Enon School District and served as principal for 22 years, retiring in 1979. Following his retirement, he worked at Credit Life Insurance for several years. His wife, four sons, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers survive.
Margaret Martin Passon, Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away June 20, 2007. A member of First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio, Master Chorale, Tampa, Fla., the Leading Ladies and North Suncoast Associates, she served on the board of directors of the Florida Orchestra. A daughter and son survive.
Formerly of Clairton, Pa., Alessandro V. “Alex” Ross died Nov. 13, 2007, in Sarasota, Fla. His memberships included St. Martha Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 1519, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, American Legion Post 75 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2487. He is survived by his wife, a son, three daughters, six grandchildren, his mother, three brothers and three sisters.
Harriet Hinson Hewes, a former resident of London, Ohio, passed away June 12, 2007, in Albuquerque, N.M. She retired as a teacher from the Northeastern Local School District. Surviving are two daughters, including Christina R. Hewes ’70, three sons, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph R. Hewes ’35, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Theron A. ’30 and Mary Hewes Zimmerman ’32.
Charles E. Whaley, Gallipolis, Ohio, died June 6, 2007. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired in 2004 from the Phillips Supply Co., where he was a sales representative. Survivors include his wife, four sons, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and his mother.
Charles D. Fuller, Lakewood, Ohio, died Nov. 2, 2007. A member of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, he was associated with Dowd Transportation. He loved art and pottery and was well-known for his passion for traveling and seeing the world. Survivors include his father, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Randall E. Yontz of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away July 26, 2007. During his law career, he worked as an assistant United States attorney, a private practice litigator, an assistant Franklin County prosecutor and a hearing officer at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. A member of First Congregational Church and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he served as president of the board of trustees of the Vision Center of Central Ohio and as director of the Upper Arlington Civic Association. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Martin S. Herzog, Dayton, Ohio, died June 5, 2007. During the Vietnam War era, he served with the U.S. Army as a member of the Old Guard Army in Washington, D.C. At the time of his death, he was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, his mother and a sister.
Thomas C. Roberts of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died July 8, 2007. An ordained minister for 16 years, he was presently serving at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Formerly he had served as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell, Ind., and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubois, Ind. His memberships included Dorm League, the Wapakoneta Ministerial Association, and the Auglaize Fish and Game Club. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, a brother, four sisters and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Lieser Garcia ’92. His father-in-law, Charles O. Lieser ’52, predeceased him.
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