Marriages & Unions
(2015 unless otherwise noted)
Mary Quirk ’94 and Katherine Kline (Washington & Lee ’01), Oct 11, 2014
Tonya Gscheidle ’98 and Zach Henderson, Oct 19, 2014
Sujay Koneru ’00 and Chavi Khanna, May 3, 2014
Charles Mastellone ’02 and Pamela Piccola-Fales (Dartmouth ’03), May 2014
Jordan Slutsky ’02 and Jake Kattan, November 2014
Tabitha Leighton ’05 and Louis Kazaglis, June 2014
Stephanie Pennacchia ’05 and Andrew Feuker, September 2014
Jon Lopez ’06 and Alexa Ramos (Kean U), March 14, 2015
Adam Coccari ’08 and Rayna Eisenhut ’09, Oct 6, 2014
Jenn Telling ’08 and Shahin Mehrabanzad, September 2014
Matthew Wisnieff ’08 and Lynn Yeh ’08, October 2014
Scott Douglas ’09 and Anat Fintzi ’10, Sept 6, 2014
Mindy Goldenberg ’10 and Robert Staloff, May 3, 2015
Births & Adoptions
(2015 unless otherwise noted)
To John Mody ’89 and Sarah: Marisa, Aug 8, 2014
To Amedeo Gaggion and Samantha Kohn ’99: Massimo, May 16, 2014, joining Matteo
To Richard and Lisa Bank ’00 Beekman: Craig Michael, Dec 31, 2014
To Brian and Maddy Bennett ’01 Remlinger: Cora Elizabeth, Oct 26, 2014, joining Lily and Otto
To Joseph ’01 and Amy Hargrave ’03 Leo: Annabelle Marie, April 5, joining Joshua, Jonathan, and Jacob
To Josh and Jennifer Schiffman ’01 Sanders: Zoe Hannah, March 8, joining Jordan Henry
To Christian Johnson ’02 and Tara: Tucker Johnson, Feb 4, 2015, joining Nora
To Scott and Angela Puliafico ’02 Biondi: Grace Kathlene, Dec 2 2014, joining Colin
To Kevin and Katie Van Deventer ’04 Casey: Lydia Donahue, July 30, 2014
To Clifford and Linda Chernak ’05 Meyers: Julia Jean, March 6
To Matt and Alison Andrews ’07 Lucas: Wade Oliver Lucas, February 1
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.
John H Lockwood ’38, November 15, 2014. Phi Kappa Psi, Class Gift Committee, general student government. US Army Air Corps. He retired from New Jersey Bell Telephone after 30 years of service. He is survived by his 2 sons and their spouses, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Karl H Karlson ’39, July 21, 2014. Presidents’ Club. He had a long career in the petroleum industry, working at Standard Oil Co and Esso Europe Inc before retiring from Exxon Corporation. He was predeceased by his wife, Cecile, and is survived by his sons, Karl ’68 and Keith ’71, and grandchildren.
Foster C Kay ’40, November 3, 2014. Alpha Tau Omega. US Navy, WWII. He was employed by Wal-Mart Foundation. He was predeceased by his brother, George ’34, and a daughter. He is survived by his wife, Doris, children, and granddaughters.
Charles H Crosman ’41, December 5, 2014. Sigma Nu, chorus. WWII. He joined and then became owner of the family jewelry business, W C Crosman & Son Inc, and was a certified gemologist of the American Gem Society. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and is survived by his 3 children and grandchildren.
Dean M Hatheway ’42, October 23, 2014. Theta Chi, chorus, Maroon Key, swimming, track; Alumni Corporation Board. US Army Air Corps, WWII. New York University: MA. He was an English teacher in the Greenwich, CT, public school system. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet, as well as a daughter and his sister. He is survived by a daughter, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Warren M Anderson ’43, September 29, 2014. Delta Upsilon, Konosioni, football, ice hockey, lacrosse; Maroon Citation, 1983, Board of Trustees (1977–1980). US Navy. Western Reserve University: LLB, 1956. He worked for Union Carbide Corporation for many years, where he served as chairman and CEO. He is survived by his wife, Lillian.
John H Hall Jr ’43, November 27, 2014. Konosioni, track. US Army Medical Corps. Temple University, MD. He practiced medicine at an Army medical facility in Japan, then returned to the United States to practice medicine at Robert Packet Hospital and Hillsview Clinic. He eventually opened his own practice. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, son John ’70, and a sister. He is survived by 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Donald L Austin ’44, January 19, 2015. Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, cross country, pep band, marching band, debate society, Washington, DC, Study Group. US Army. Harvard Law School: LLB, 1948. He practiced law before becoming the city judge for Rome, NY. He also served for many years as a public defender for Oneida County. He was predeceased by his wife, Estelle. He is survived by 4 children, 7 grandchildren including Ben Fulwider ’00, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Robert B Husselrath ’45, October 5, 2014. Theta Chi, Debate Society, Salmagundi, track, golf, marching band, pep band; class editor. He had a long career in sales and marketing and worked at many companies, including Alkane Marketing Ltd, where he was partner and chairman of the board. He was also the owner of Oahu Trading Company. He is survived by his wife, Edith Sewel, and 4 children.
Robert H Anderson ’46, November 22, 2014. Delta Kappa Epsilon, track. US Army, WWII. He was a decorated veteran, and he was employed by hardware company HB Koenig and Sadlon Lumber. He was predeceased by his wife, Sally, and is survived by his cousin.
Richard W Carr ’46, February 6, 2015. Sigma Nu. US Army, WWII. He was employed for 25 years by FMC Corp as a district manager. After retirement, he and his wife started a new business venture by opening one of the first Entre Computer Centers in the country in 1982. Upon selling that business, they operated their family cranberry business. He is survived by his wife, June, 5 children including son Wm Greg ’78, 10 grandchildren, including Timothy Lloyd Clark ’01 and Katherine Hiller Pawlicki ’99, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Phillip B Ingle ’46, December 9, 2014. Delta Upsilon, International Relations Council; class editor. US Navy, WWII. He had a long career at the Ford corporate headquarters. Later, he became co-owner of Smithtown Ford and president/general manager of Sayville Ford. He was predeceased by his brothers George ’38 and Bob ’48. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, including Christine Duncan Bryan ’06, 4 great-grandchildren, and nephew David ’83.
Robert W Spear ’46, January 27, 2015. Sigma Chi, marching band. US Navy, WWII. He owned and operated Spear Hardware. He was predeceased by his wife, Rowena, a son, and a daughter. He is survived by 4 children and many grandchildren.
Henry S Wall ’46, October 28, 2014. Sigma Chi. US Army, WWII. He worked as a chauffeur for celebrity singer Kate Smith and then as a manager for Grayoc Dairy. He was then employed by Blackman & Ebsary as a food broker. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane, and is survived by 2 sons, a sister, and 2 grandchildren.
Harold A Carlson Jr ’47, January 25, 2015. Outing Club, soccer. NY Medical College: MD, 1949. He practiced as a radiologist for 40 years and retired from Oswego Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, May, and a sister. He is survived by a sister, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Richard C Stevens ’47, November 17, 2014. US Navy and Medical Corps, Korean War. Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia: MD, 1948. He practiced medicine in Binghamton for more than 50 years before retiring to be the physician for the Binghamton City School District. He was predeceased by a daughter. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, 3 daughters, and grandchildren.
Walter T Cowie ’48, December 22, 2014. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Maroon Council, football, ice hockey, lacrosse. US Navy. He worked for the granite monument manufacturer Cook, Watkins and Patch for many years before retiring as VP. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Joseph S Klimczak Jr ’48, August 8, 2014. Delta Upsilon, lacrosse. US Navy, WWII. He owned and operated JK Hardware & Supply Co for nearly 40 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda. He is survived by 4 children, their spouses, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Arthur S McLellan ’48, December 4, 2014. Alpha Tau Omega, cheerleading. Cornell University Medical School: MD, 1950. US Navy. He ran a private practice for 15 years before transitioning to hold a variety of titles at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. As his career progressed, he became more interested in helping those with substance abuse problems, leading him to become director of the Center for Addictive Illnesses, Morristown, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by 5 children and grandchildren.
Charles V Ball ’49, December 21, 2014. Lambda Chi Alpha, Outing Club, ski club. British Army, US Merchant Marines. He worked for the plastics division of Standard Oil for 26 years, becoming chief estimator, before leaving the company to be a commercial fisherman on Cape Cod. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Charles T Lanigan ’49, November 23, 2014. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Colgate Thirteen. US Navy, WWII. He had a long career in public service, including serving as mayor of Rome, NY, Oneida County executive, and New York elector in the Presidential Electoral College. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by his brother, John ’50, 5 children, including Chuck ’72, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Robert L Plunkett Jr ’49, July 3, 2006. Phi Delta Theta, Outing Club, basketball. He worked as a marketing manager at Accuvat Box Company. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann.
Nathaniel Shaffran ’49, September 27, 2014. Commons Club. US Army Air Corps. He was a teacher and professor for years before he began work at Ocean County College as an administrator and professor. He later became director of Off-Campus Credits. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Paul B Van Nostrand ’49, April 9, 2014. Sigma Chi, WRCU, Outing Club. Rollins College: MS, 1970. He worked for a series of electrical engineering companies before serving as a computer systems analyst at the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Service, from which he retired in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 3 children, and grandchildren.
George Stevens III ’50, August 26, 2014. Lambda Chi Alpha, Colgate Thirteen, Maroon Key, Salmagundi, student government, football, boxing. He had a long career in sales and served as the National Sales Manager of Southwestern Dynamics. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.
George B Twichell ’50, December 1, 2014. Phi Gamma Delta, football, ice hockey, Maroon Council, Presidents’ Club. US Army, WWII. He had a long career as the VP at CH Twichell Insurance Agency. He was predeceased by his wife, Page, a son, and 2 brothers, Lewis ’42 and Robert ’53. He is survived by 2 children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Harvey F Zimand ’50, November 10, 2014. Phi Kappa Tau, International Relations Council, Washington, DC, Study Group, Presidents’ Club. US Army. University of Chicago: MBA, 1951. Yale University: LLB, 1957. He joined Kelley Drye & Warren, where he became a partner and specialized as a trusts and estates attorney. He is survived by 2 daughters, 2 stepsons, and grandchildren.
John C Nicholas ’51, October 18, 2014. Beta Theta Pi, London Economics Study Group. US Navy. Harvard University: MBA, 1957. He worked as an advertising executive at Chesebrough-Pond’s and Bristol Myers before leaving to start his own company, the Cary Corporation. He eventually became the owner and operator of an antiques store, JJ Nicholas. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, his brother, 4 children, and 5 grandchildren.
Richard G Strippel ’51, February 13, 2015. ROTC. US Air Force, Korean War. He was a public relations executive and retired from the New Jersey engineering firm Foster Wheeler Corporation. In 1996, he authored Amelia Earhart — The Myth and the Reality, a book cited as seminal work regarding the crash of her plane. He was working on a sequel, had written numerous articles about Earhart for many publications, and served as a public speaker on the topic. He is survived by his wife, Doris, a daughter, a son, and a grandson.
E Hayden O’Neil ’52, January 27, 2015. Phi Delta Theta. US Army, WWII. He worked for Kaiser Aluminum Company, opened Brunswick Business Center at Ocean Isle Beach, and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. He is survived by his wife, Pat, 3 sons, a daughter, 2 grandsons, 3 great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Frank A Sawyer ’52, November 1, 2014. Sigma Chi, Maroon. US Army. He worked for the JL Hammett Company for more than 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Sherril, 3 children, grandchildren, and many other family members.
David S Smith ’52, December 23, 2014. Beta Theta Pi, chorus. US Army. He worked in marketing and sales at Alcoa. He is survived by his wife, Mary, his brother, 3 sons, 5 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, a great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews, including Margot ’11 and Jennifer ’98.
Everett N Baldwin ’54, December 9, 2014. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Council, ROTC, basketball, golf, baseball; Presidents’ Club, Reunion Gift Committee. US Air Force. He was a businessman in the food industry for several years and finished as president and CEO of Welch’s Foods. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley, who was a Colgate professor. He is survived by his wife, Carol, children Gary ’91 and Kristen, 3 grandchildren, and 4 nieces and nephews.
Alan J Goldman ’56, December 23, 2014. Sigma Nu, Konosioni, Maroon Key, soccer, swimming. US Air Force and Rhode Island Air National Guard. Boston College School of Law: LLB, 1966. He founded the law firm Goldman & Biafore. He served as executive counsel to the General Assembly Joint Committee on Legislative Affairs and practiced before the US Supreme Court. He also practiced with Goldman Law Offices. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, 3 children, a sister, and 4 grandchildren.
Gar R Larson ’56, January 31, 2015. Basketball. US Army. University of Buffalo: MA, 1964. He worked for more than 30 years as a social studies teacher at the Royalton Hartland Central School District (Middleport, NY). He was predeceased by his first wife, Gayle. He is survived by his wife, Karen, 3 daughters, and 3 grandchildren.
Clayton P Shannon ’56, January 4, 2015. Alpha Tau Omega, Outing Club. US Navy. His long career in financial management began at Price Waterhouse and Co. He went on to hold top positions in Cyclops Corp, Weirton Steel Division, and National Intergroup/Steel. He retired as senior VP and CFO for Calgon Carbon Group in 1995. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Carol, 3 children, 2 stepchildren, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Wesley H Poorman ’57, December 8, 2014. Phi Beta Kappa, Konosioni, Masque and Triangle, Maroon Key, chorus, debate, student government. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: BDiv, 1962. Union Theological Seminary: ThD, 1970. He spent 2 years as a professor of ecumenical theology at Seton Hall University before becoming a teacher of Latin, Spanish, and German for 25 years at East Orange High School. He is survived by his wife, Janice, 2 children, 3 stepchildren, 5 grandchildren, and many step-grandchildren.
Douglas A Tschorn ’57, December 10, 2014. Phi Kappa Tau, Outing Club, chorus. US Army. He and his wife opened the Chem-Clean Furniture Restoration Center where they combined the services of furniture repair with chainsaw and gasoline sales. Later, they purchased Wayside Country Store in West Arlington, Vt. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
John J Strong ’58, November 13, 2014. Lambda Chi Alpha, Colgate Thirteen. After receiving his funeral director’s license, he joined the family funeral business. Once he became the owner, he turned it into a partnership, and it became known as Strong & Burns Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Edward R Decker ’60, January 30, 2015. Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Beta Kappa, marching band, baseball. Harvard University: MA, 1962; PhD, 1966. His long career in teaching included positions at the University of Wyoming and the University of Maine as a geology professor. He is survived by his wife, Eva, 2 sons, and 2 grandsons.
Robert R Kenny ’61, October 9, 2014. Phi Gamma Delta, swimming. US Marine Corps. He was in the military for more than 21 years, first as an active duty serviceman and then as a reservist. He spent many years as the commanding officer for the 4th Force Recon Company of Honolulu. He worked as a history teacher at Putnam School, served as a management programs coordinator for the Hawaii Employers Council, ran a consulting firm, and was an arbitrator. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and other family members.
B David Forman ’62, June 4, 2014. Phi Kappa Psi, WRCU, chorus, student government. University of Vermont: MAT, 1975. He taught for many years, including at Montclair School in New Jersey and St Mark’s School in Dallas, TX. He spent the last 23 years of his career teaching at Middlesex School in Concord, MA. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren, and other relatives.
Gregory J Notte ’62, August 1, 2012. Delta Kappa Epsilon, football. He taught at Eastside High School in Newark, NJ, before starting his own company, Notte Builders. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, a brother, 2 daughters, and 5 grandchildren.
Frank J Rens ’62, April 24, 2013. Beta Theta Pi, marching band, pep band, chorus. University of Michigan: MA, 1965. He worked at the University of New York at Buffalo as director of user services at the computing center until retirement. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Peggy, 2 daughters, a son, and 10 grandchildren.
Gregory F Auleta ’64, October 29, 2014. Kappa Delta Rho, Konosioni, student government, baseball, basketball, soccer. Indiana University: MA, 1966. Syracuse University, PhD. He worked at SUNY Oswego as the assistant director of the Educational Opportunity Center and Office of Learning Services. He is survived by his wife, Sunny, and a daughter.
Andrew G Warner ’65, November 23, 2014. Alpha Tau Omega, Outing Club, lacrosse, skiing, chorus. He worked on corporate projects at Sears for many years and later became a consultant in software sales and training at DataMann. He is survived by his wife, Klaran, brother Malcolm ’62, 2 children, and 2 grandchildren.
Carl T Bauer ’67, October 30, 2014. Phi Kappa Tau, International Relations Council, Outing Club, WRCU, swimming. US Navy, Vietnam War. Washington University in St Louis: JD, 1980. He had a long career in corporate law and served as VP at Emerson Electric Company, assistant general counsel at Energizer, corporate attorney at Ralston Purina, corporate attorney to the St Louis Blues Hockey Club, and alternate governor to the NHL. Beginning in 2009, he was a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s International Practice Group. He is survived by his wife, Patti, nieces, and nephews.
Malcolm F Murchison ’70, December 19, 2014. Phi Gamma Delta, football. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary: MAT. Virginia Theological Seminary: MDiv. School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South: DMin. He served as associate rector at Trinity Church in Vero Beach, FL, chaplain at St Edward’s School, and rector at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Orlando, FL. He is survived by his wife, Linda, 2 daughters including Bevin Mugford ’97, and other family members.
Dwight R Sullivan ’70, November 30, 2014. Colgate Thirteen. Columbia University: MBA, 1974. He had a long career in finance, and finished as a manager of commercial, government, and military sales for Landfall Navigation. He is survived by his companion, Patricia, her daughter and her husband, his brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
John W Power ’71, March 28, 2014. Sigma Chi. UCLA: MS, 1973. Upstate Medical Center: PhD, 1980. He was a research fellow at the University of Leeds and at Cambridge and then taught at SUNY Geneseo and Memphis State University. He had a long career as a chemist and developed and patented a flexible, corrosion-resistant
adhesive coating. He is survived by 2 sisters, nieces, and nephews.
Kenneth M Manos ’77, January 7, 2015. He worked as a computer systems analyst for several companies over the course of his life, including State Street Bank, The Bank for Savings, and PNC Financial Services. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, as well as his mother, a son, and other family members.
Philip W Arcuni ’80, November 23, 2014. Phi Beta Kappa, swimming. University of Chicago: PhD, 1986. He worked as an associate professor of physics at Occidental College and then went on to lead the systems engineering efforts at Intevac Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Carin, 2 children, and his parents.
William P Sears ’88, November 28, 2014. Washington and Lee University: JD. He began his career as a congressional staff assistant and then was appointed counsel to the Federal Transit Agency. He later founded the transportation consulting company The Peterson Group. He is survived by his wife, Kerri, his father, Peter ’60, and many other family members.
Troy A Robinson ’89, January 9, 2015. Sigma Chi. He worked as a high school English teacher, baseball coach, program manager, and technology account executive. With a love of film and literature, he was an avid screenplay writer. He is survived by his wife, Katherine ’91, and 3 children.
Bryan M Bumsted ’99, January 11, 2015. Theta Chi, Newman Community, lacrosse. He worked at Lancashire Insurance Company and Q Re Bermuda Advisors before becoming employed as a senior underwriter for Third Point Reinsurance Company, Ltd. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, 2 daughters, his parents, sisters, and nephew.
Stephan P Granacki ’03, December 24, 2014. Newman Community. He held a number of different restaurant positions after graduation, and was most recently working in sales training at Fiber Instrument Sales. He is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, and a nephew.
Andrew C Long ’09, November 3, 2014. Theta Chi, Newman Community. He was a chemist at Quality Chemical Laboratories in Wilmington, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Katie, brother, David ’12, parents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Florence Evans Wallin, January 14, 2015. University of Wisconsin: BA. Wayne State University: master’s in library science. She was a Colgate University librarian from 1968-1974. She also was wife of Franklin Wallin, former dean of the faculty, provost, and president pro tem. She is survived by her sister, 4 children, including her son F Bogue Wallin ’78, daughter-in-law Elizabeth McBratney ’78, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.