Wittenberg Magazine P.O. Box 720 Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720
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1. New assistant director of alumni relations named
2. Young alumna initiates adventurous event in West Virginia
3. Making others smile: Alumnus volunteers services in Philippines
4. FAITHful living: Alumna makes a home for families in need
In Memorium 1923-1955
Hazel Davis Cook, Springfield, OH, died April 9, 2002. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Survivors include two daughters, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.
26 Pauline L. Burnett, Springfield, OH, died May 3, 2002. She was a bookkeeper and assistant manager of the Springfield Country Club until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, Northminster Presbyterian Church and several civic groups. A cousin survives.
Rose Ashton Unkle, Pickerington, OH, died Oct. 30, 2001. She taught school at Liberty Union, Wilmington and Reynoldsburg, OH. She was past district deputy grand chief of Pythian Sisters Basil Temple 490, and a member of other professional and fraternal organizations. A cousin, and several nieces and nephews survive.
30 Ruth Allemeier Knapp, Delphos, OH, died April 26, 2002. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, taught in the Delphos City Schools and operated a private kindergarten for 21 years. Survivors include a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a brother.
Julia Albrecht Apple, Akron, OH, died June 30, 2002. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the womens board of Akron City Hospital. A homemaker and avid gardener, she is survived by a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and a sister. Her husband, Raymond W. Apple 31, preceded her in death.
John W. Cory, Springfield, OH, died March 25, 2002. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Covenant Presbyterian Church, he was an office manager and a realtor for more than 35 years with Carl E. Mumma Auctioneer and Realty. A lifelong Republican, he was honored in 2000 with an award by the State of Ohio for having voted in every primary and general election since his 21st birthday. There are no known survivors. His mother, Sarah Ward Cory 03, preceded him in death.
Beulah Birkhold Friend, Rosewood, OH, died June 4, 2002. She formerly taught elementary school at Fletcher, Maplewood and Rosewood, and had assisted at the Rosewood Post Office. She owned and operated the Rosewood Grocery for a number of years. Survivors include her husband, Ralph W. Friend 30, and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret Starkey Moyer, Harrisburg, PA, died Aug. 28, 2001. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, Paxton Presbyterian Church and several community organizations. A retired teacher from John Harris High School, she is survived by a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a niece, Anne Shutters Krick 66. Her husband, Arthur L. Moyer 32, and a sister-in-law, Mary Moyer Eby 30, predeceased her.
33 William C. Comstock, Struthers, OH, died April 7, 2002. A business English and journalism instructor at Struthers High School for 36 years before retiring in 1969, he was a general agent with Midland Mutual and later, Lafayette Life. An active member of United Presbyterian Church, he served as an officer with several community organizations, was named Man of the Year by the local P.T.A. in 1975, was a 32nd degree Mason, and in 1995, received the Outstanding Disabled Individual Award of Physical Rehabilitation. He established a scholarship fund at Wittenberg and in 1971 received an Alumni Association Citation. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter and a sister.
Carl A. Driscoll, Union City, GA, died May 15, 2002. A member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, he was a chaplain with the Civil Air Patrol from 1959 at Squadron, Group and Florida Wing levels, until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1975. A Lutheran pastor, he served many congregations before becoming secretary of the Synod in 1967. Following his retirement in 1975, he was a visitation pastor, an interim synod secretary and president and interim executive secretary of the Florida Council of Churches. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Norma Driscoll Smith 57, a son, David A. Driscoll 62, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother, Eldon R. Driscoll 44, and several nieces and nephews, including Joyce Wilson Agle 53, James E. 84 and Amanda Agle Kincaid 84, Sandra L. Driscoll 63, Jeannine Driscoll Eisland 57 and Paul E. Driscoll 66. Preceding him death were a brother, Edward D. Driscoll 38, 41S, and an uncle, C. Edward Derr 1894.
Arthur B. Holzworth, Grosse Ile, MI, died Jan. 3, 2002. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Trinity Lutheran Church. Before his retirement, he was an osteopathic physician with a private practice in Chicago, IL. He also taught classes in osteopathic manipulation therapy to medical students and interns at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital. Surviving are three sons and five grandchildren.
Virginia Harris Miller, Longwood, FL, died April 27, 2002. A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she was an elementary school teacher before her retirement. A son and two grandchildren survive.
Morrow F. Stough, Chula Vista, CA, died March 23, 2002. A member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was an education professor, student teacher supervisor, principal at the laboratory school and acting dean at San Diego State University for more than 20 years before traveling to Nepal to become chief education adviser to the minister of education with the U.S. State Department. After his retirement, he became active as director of the National Teacher Corps in San Diego, CA. Survivors include his wife, Betty Sipes Stough 37, two daughters, two sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Stough Hessenflow 37.
Betty Schmacker Weyland, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died April 18, 2002. A personnel officer with the C.I.A., she retired in 1975. Painting and traveling were her hobbies. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, including Cynthia Weyland Rollins 66, a son, four grandchildren and a sister, Fay L. Schmacker 42. Preceding her in death was a sister, Jean Schmacker Sheley 36.
Elton M. Hartzler, Camden, SC, died Dec. 30, 2001. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in North Africa and Sicily. He was a chief chemist with CP Chemicals. A member of the American Chemical Society and Grace Episcopal Church, he is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and two grandsons.
Ivan N. Barnhart, New Carlisle, OH, died March 27, 2002. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and New Carlisle Church of the Brethren, he taught in Darke County and at the New Carlisle Sertoma. He also managed the Brubaker Grain & Feed, Tipp City, OH, for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Frances Thackara Barnhart 37, two daughters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A cousin, Willis J. Baughman 36, predeceased him.
John R. Powers Sr., Cary, NC, died July 8, 1998. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. An active member of the United Methodist Church, he was a retired director of marketing and sales with Valley Mould and Iron Co., Hubbard, OH. Surviving are two daughters, including Marsha Powers Ambrose 38, a son and nine grandchildren.
Howard Arnholt Jr., Loudonville, OH, died March 12, 2002. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Zion Lutheran Church, he owned Arnholts Clothing before his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Martha Teeter Arnholt 41, two sons, a daughter, a brother-in-law, Chester LaBuda 48, and a cousin, Robert C. Arnholt 44. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elliott W. Arnholt 40, a cousin, Carmita Hildinger Arnholt 46, and two sisters-in-law, Lucille Teeter Conrad 39 and Mary Teeter LaBuda 50.
Carl Coad Jr., Palm Harbor, FL, died July 2, 2002. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he was a Lutheran minister in Ohio for nearly 40 years, most recently at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Warren, OH. He is survived by two sons, including Bruce E. Coad 67, a granddaughter, and a sister, Betty Coad Murphy 44. Preceding him in death were his wife, Esther Barthen Coad 41, a sister-in-law, Mildred Barthen Hutchings 38, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Melvin E. 35 and Jane Poesse Barthen 36.
L. Ilene Johnson, Springfield, OH, died July 2, 2002. A retired school teacher, she taught for two years at Mingo School, five years at Cable and 37 years at Grayhill School. She was a member of Fifth Lutheran Church and several professional organizations. A niece, a great-niece and three great-nephews survive. A sister, Christine M. Johnson 29, preceded her in death.
Mary Blum Bair, Millersburg, OH, died Oct. 11, 2000. A member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she had served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the choir, trustee and deacon of Millersburg Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and a sister. Preceding her in death was her husband, Richard C. Bair 41.
Henry J. Nickerson, Pensacola, FL, died June 11, 2002. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of commander. During World War II, he was stationed on the Hornet and was awarded the Navy Cross for his action in the Battle of Midway. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, Mary Nickerson Wilcox 41, a niece, Margaret Wilcox Welty 71, and a nephew, Michael D. Wilcox 70. Preceding him in death were two brothers-in-law, Thomas S. Rankin 39 and Robert I. Wilcox 39.
L. Grace Oatman, Newark, OH, died Oct. 13, 2000. An elementary teacher in the central Ohio area for 40 years, she is survived by a brother and two sisters.
Marvin S. Proctor, Hickory, NC, died March 21, 2002. He worked as a pressman with Crowell-Collier Publishing Co., Springfield, OH, before entering the ministry to serve as a pastor in Chicago, IL, Reedsburg, WI, Spokane, WA, Des Moines, IA, Lafayette IN, Madison, WI, and Springfield, OH. He was a minister of music in Springfield for 12 years. Following his retirement, he continued to serve as an interim pastor. He also had a radio career. His wife, two daughters, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive.
M. Edward Chatlain, Mansfield, OH, died Feb. 17, 2002. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during World War II. He was a teacher and coach at Savannah High School and Mansfield Senior High School. In 1955, he founded the Garden Center of Mansfield. He was inducted into Wittenbergs Athletic Hall of Honor in 1994. Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, five grandchildren and a sister, Barbara Chatlain Scott 45.
Richard E. Hunt, Stuart, FL, died April 1, 2002. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served as Lt. J. G. in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Philippines, Okinawa and the occupation of Japan. He formed WPTW-AM, a Miami County radio station, and the Miami County Foundation. His former wife survives.
Roy L. Sheil, North Canton, OH, died Feb. 28, 2002. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He served as a marine during World War II and the Korean Conflict, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. A former teacher and head basketball coach at Canton Lehman and Toledo Waite High Schools, he also taught at Glenwood and Northwest High Schools. He was inducted into the Wittenberg Athletic Hall of Honor in 1994. Survivors include his wife, four sons, a stepson, seven grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
Jessie Hawken Fauth, Houston, TX, died Dec. 31, 2001. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. A homemaker, she served as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, and was actively involved in numerous clubs. Survivors include her husband, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren, a sister, Gloria Hawken Bredenkamp 46, a sister-in-law, Evelyn Tessmer Hawken Baker 49, a nephew, Anthony R. Mendenhall 73, two nieces and their husbands, Earl W. 75, and Susan Mendenhall Osborne 75, Brian S. 78 and Linda Mendenhall Doyle 78, a great-niece, Katherine S. Osborne 2003, and several cousins and their spouses, E. Robert Jr. 51 and Marilyn Johnson Hawken 51, John K. 56 and Patricia Degenhard Hawken 56, Sue Hawken Murphy 76 and Sally Hawken Green 83. Preceding her in death were her father, Harry C. Hawken 14, a brother, Harry C. Hawken Jr. 48, an uncle, Earle R. Hawken 18, and an aunt, Esther Hawken Koehler 19.
Marian Miller Rhodes, Omaha, NE, died April 16, 2001. Formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, and Cleveland, OH, she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. A daughter, a son and two grandchildren survive. Her husband, Ralph J. Rhodes 44, and a brother, Robert H. Miller 51, predeceased her.
Maxine Eulitt Iavarone, Westerville, OH, died April 15, 2002. She retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital. Two daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother survive.
Richard F. Bock, Toledo, OH, died Sept. 22, 2001. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. He was a referee for the Child Study Institute and then director of housing with Lutheran Home Societies, retiring in 1997. Following his retirement, he worked as a consultant with the Lutheran Housing Services and the Lutheran Childrens Services. He was also a former director of the Lucas County Childrens Services Board. A member of several fraternal organizations, he is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, 11 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a brother and three sisters.
Marian Miller Brown, New Martinsville, WV, died May 13, 2002. A member of Edgwood Lutheran Church and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she was the former office secretary at the Wheeling (WV) Realty Co. Survivors include two daughters, three stepdaughters, four grandchildren, two sisters, Ruth Miller Smith 56 and Flora Miller Heine 43, a brother-in-law, Raymond A. Heine 43, several nieces and nephews, including Wilbert S. Miller 73, Toby M. Woloshan 2001, Ward W. 69 and Margaret Price Heine 73, Marcella Miller Woloshan 71, Hillary J. Heine 2003, Amy Pye Kochensparger 97, Laura E. Pye 97, and Lawrence D. 72 and Marian Heine Pye 73, and cousins, Lois Snyder Joviak 45 and Eunice E. Snyder 38. A brother, Frank R. Miller 42, and a cousin, Carl L. Snyder 42, preceded her in death.
Harriett Funk Hall, Springfield, OH, died May 18, 2002. She was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and her community. She is survived by a son, a sister, four nieces, four nephews and several cousins.
Harold R. Cutsy Minnich, Covington, OH, died May 29, 2002. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and Covington Presbyterian Church, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the Covington Building and Loan. Survivors include his wife, Dolores ODonnell Minnich 49, a daughter, three granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, four sisters and a brother-in-law, James R. ODonnell 62. His father-in-law, Roger C. ODonnell 26, predeceased him.
Don A. Anders, Clearwater, FL, died May 3, 2002. During World War II, he served with the Air Corps and Infantry of the U.S. Army. A teacher with the Pinellas County Schools, he was a member of a support team to the Governors Commission on Education. His wife, a daughter, a son and three grandchildren survive.
Donald J. Gard, Englewood, CO, died July 8, 2002. He was the former regional marketing manager with First Georgia Insurance Group, Augusta, GA. A 50-year member of the Anthony Lodge, he is survived by his daughter, three grandchildren, two sisters, including Mary L. Gard 46, two brothers, including Russell Gard 50, and several nieces and nephews. His father, Charles A. Gard 17, predeceased him.
Lois Hutzell Laupp, Wheeling, WV, died April 19, 2002. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she was an active volunteer in her community and Christ United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, a son, three daughters, including Elizabeth Laupp Schwind 89 and Ann Laupp Klamfoth 78, a son-in-law, Kenneth D. Klamfoth 77, eight grandchildren, including Michelle L. Gessler 99 and a sister, Ann Hutzell Winters 54.
Harold A. Weisman Jr., Tampa, FL, died April 29, 2002. A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Masonic Lodge. He was a salesman for Bendix Westinghouse before becoming manager of Air Brakes and Controls, Baltimore, MD. He also owned and managed Tampa (FL) Tent and Rental. Surviving are his wife, two sons, four grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
James L. Walter Sr., Norman, OK, died Aug. 28, 2001. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A former pharmacist, he was a sales manager with Pemberton Cadillac-Oldsmobile. His wife, Joan Johnson Walter 52, a daughter, Elizabeth Walter Sexton 77, two sons, including James L. Walter Jr. 80, a sister-in-law, Patricia Johnson Wright 55, and a nephew, Thomas W. Kaiser 79, survive. Preceding him in death was his father-in-law, Robert C. Johnson 28.
Jean Miller Dickey, Sylvania, OH, died April 19, 2002. A member of Chi Omega sorority and Olivet Lutheran Church, she taught with the Toledo (OH) Public School System for more than 30 years before retiring in 1991. She served as directress of the Highland Lassies Bagpipe Band. Surviving are her husband, Coe H. Dickey Jr. 51, four daughters, eight grandchildren, her mother, a brother, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glenn D. 39 and May Dickey Wise 38, two nephews, Stephen R. Wise 74 and David G. Wise 64 and his wife, Patricia Klick Wise 64.
Robert L. Mast, Zanesville, OH, died July 19, 1998. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, St. Johns Lutheran Church and the board of directors of the John McIntire Public Library. The retired president of E. Mast and Sons General Contractors, he is survived by his wife, a sister-in-law, Phyllis Phillipy Mast 50, and cousins, Suzanne Bulkley Baker 42 and William R. 67 and Karen Halgren Baker 67. A brother, John B. Mast Jr. 50, and a cousin, Margaret Baker King 37, followed him in death. Preceding him in death were his father, J. Bernard Mast 21, an uncle, Frederick W. Baker 14, and cousins, F. Rigby Mast 36, William R. Baker 41 and Earl L. 37 and Jean Hunter Mast 36.
Karl G. Smith Sr., Daytona Beach, FL, died March 4, 2002. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. The owner of seven shops in Daytona Beach and a gift shop in Las Vegas, NV, he was the sponsor of the Rats Hole Custom Chopper Show held each year during Daytona Beach Bike Week. Surviving are two sons, including Karl G. Smith Jr. 83, a daughter and four stepsons.
Jack L. Driscoll, Springfield, OH, died July 6, 2002. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater achieving the rank of tech sergeant. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he worked as a sales engineer with Bauer Brothers and retired from Albany Engineered Systems. A member of First Lutheran Church, he is survived by his wife, Donna Fessler Driscoll 51, a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Janis Fessler Kinsley 49, and an aunt.
Stanley A. Traub, Indio, CA, died Jan. 26, 2001. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served with the Nebraska National Guard. A former vice president of the trust division with Firstier Bank, N.A., Omaha, NE, he is survived by his wife, a sister, Janet Traub Burhans 42, and a nephew, Tod W. Burhans 76. A sister, Ruth Traub Dunkel 48, and a niece, Mary Ann Bloomhuff 77, predeceased him.
Bruce A. Gibson, Zelienople, PA, died June 27, 2002. Following his retirement in May 1997 as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, he served as an interim pastor in Center Township, PA. He is survived by his wife, Anna Schnur Gibson 59, two daughters, a son, three grandchildren, a sister, two brothers, including Ralph P. Gibson 60, and two sisters-in-law, Sandra Jagger Gibson 62, and Nancy Schnur Griggs 63.
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