Marriages, Births & In Memoriam


Marriages & Unions

Gunther Wedding

Colgate love can strike multiple generations. Click to learn more!

(2014 unless otherwise noted)

Paul Raeder ’73 and Robert Holley, January 1

Byron Dockstader ’99 and Kate Lyden ’00, April 12

Kevin Glass ’07 and Kelly Newton ’07, June 8, 2013

Erin Szydloski ’08 and Steven Shaull, March 8

Brian Solis ’09 and Cathleen Carr ’11, Nov. 3, 2013



Births & Adoptions

(2014 unless otherwise noted)

To Todd ’96 and Amanda Peel ’96 Crowley: Annie Campbell, February 17

To Jason Whitt ’96 and Heather: Spencer Preston, February 7

To Cherie Alcoff ’97 and David Mastrocola: Gregory Clifton, February 22

To David and Anita Herle ’97 Ladori: Naveen George, Nov. 10, 2013, joining Vincent

To Chris Connolly ’98 and Beth: Shannon Kristen, May 26, 2013, joining Sean

To Tim ’98 and Jaime Caryl ’98 Klika: Mackinlay “Mack” August, joining Quinlan, Arabella Fleur, and Finlay

To David ’98 and Kristine Kelty ’97 Murano: Sean David, March 16, 2013, joining James and Katie

To John and Emily Hagenah ’99 MacEntee: Derek Stockton, January 21, joining Matthew, Jackson, and Mollie

To Jordan ’01 and Laura Bissell ’00 Angell: Cameron Bissell Angell, April 24, joining Wesley

To Sam and Amanda Countner ’01 Brown: Nicholas Frederick, February 10

To Jeffrey ’01 and Lawrie Morrison ’01 Ditterline: William Alexander, February 27, 2013

To Parker ’01 and Kara Simonetti ’00 Gibson: Wyatt Parker, February 12, joining Grace Elizabeth

To Christopher and Nikki Sheridan ’01 Alworth: Owen Bradford, February 21, joining Finley and Jack

To Steven and Elizabeth Wise ’01 Brown: Charlotte Elizabeth, July 1, 2013, joining Isabella

To Michael ’02 and Melissa Decker ’02 Alifanz: Emalene Marie, Aug. 12, 2013

To Casey and Melissa Andrews ’02 Stumpf: Daphne Harper, March 14

To Daylon and Maia Goss ’02 James: Wolf Hitchcock, June 25, 2013, joining Felix

To Curt ’03 and Emily Roper ’02 Doten: Camille Roper, Nov. 16, 2013

To Geoffrey ’03 and Jenna Silverman ’02 Scott: Samuel Winfield, Dec. 19, 2013

To Robert and Emily Kindler ’04 Tisdale: Alice Rose, February 9

To Ryan ’06 and Lauren Mauro ’05 Mellon: Jack Blaise, April 11

To Tyson and Macrina Seals ’07 Smith: Jackson James, January 20

To Rob ’08 and Deb Charney ’08 Sobelman: Brody Goodhart, April 1


In Memoriam

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.

George J Carmichael Jr ’35, February 21, 2014. Kappa Delta Rho, Maroon Key, Maroon-News, Salmagundi, football, student government, golf. US Navy, WWII. He had a 40-year career with AT&T and the New York Telephone Co. He became VP of public relations in 1963 and retired as VP of personnel in 1978. He is predeceased by his wife, Beverly, and his daughter, Gail. He is survived by 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.

James M Webb ’41, December 5, 2013. Phi Beta Kappa, Commons Club, religious groups. Colgate Rochester Divinity School: MDiv, 1941; Boston University School of Theology, 1964. He followed an American Baptist pastoral career of 20 years, which included service to a number of churches in the Midwest. He also served on the board for the National Council of Churches and the US Office of the World Council of Churches. He was predeceased by his son, James, and his wife, Martha. He is survived by 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Ralph H Beaumont Jr ’44, February 21, 2014. Baseball, football, basketball, chorus. US Navy. Naval West Coast Sound School; Rutgers University Livingston: PhD, 1952. He began his professional career with Huyck Felt Co in Albany as director of research before moving on to WF Fancourt Co in Greensboro, where he continued with the business of research. In 1967, he founded Brin-Mont Chemical, Inc, where he served as the president until he retired in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and a brother.

John Conyngham III ’44, February 4, 2014. US Marines: WWII, Korean War; Silver Star. Yale University: BA, 1947. For more than 50 years, he worked for his family’s firm, Eastern Pennsylvania Supply Co in Wilkes-Barre, where he served as VP. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou; 3 daughters, including Alison Neisloss ’81; 3 sons-in-law; a son; and 8 grandchildren, including Kate Neisloss ’15.

Warren E Sheard ’46, January 28, 2014. US Navy, WWII. Before retiring to Florida, he lived in Medfield, MA, where he was a town official, serving on the Park and Recreation Commission and founding the Medfield Youth Soccer Program. He was director, president, and coach of the BAYS and Pioneer Soccer League for 20 seasons, receiving numerous awards and citations for his work on behalf of the children of Medfield and the Boston area. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, a son, a daughter, and a brother.

Robert G Arrowsmith ’49, December 26, 2013. Phi Gamma Delta. US Army Air Force, WWII. He worked for Lionel Edie Co in New York City for many years. He is survived by family and friends.

George H Barton ’49, December 31, 2013. Lambda Chi Alpha, Maroon Council, Reunion Program Committee, Class Gift Committee. US Marine Corps. He had a lengthy career as an insurance agent for Mass Mutual Insurance. He was predeceased by his wife, Lois, and is survived by his son, daughter, and 5 grandchildren.

James P O’Brien ’49, December 16, 2013. Lambda Chi Alpha, ice hockey. He began his career working for Central NY Supply in Utica. In 1955, he opened Rome Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. In 1975, he opened a branch business, JP O’Brien Plumbing and Heating Supply. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lois; 6 sons, including James ’73; 4 daughters-in-law; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother- and sister-in-law.

Anthony T Oropollo ’49, December 16, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Phi Alpha. US Army, WWII; Air Force. Newark College of Engineering: MS, 1954; Georgetown University: MD, 1958. He worked as a general practitioner for 55 years and was also chief of anesthesiology for Montclair Community hospital until its closing. He is survived by his wife, Marie, a daughter, a brother, and many nieces and nephews.

Gerald D Palatini ’49, January 24, 2014. Phi Gamma Delta, Konosioni, Maroon Key, student government, basketball, baseball. US Navy, WWII. He was a retired mortgage banker and real estate agent, having worked in Hollywood, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, 2 daughters, a son, 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Gustave W Raitz ’49, December 9, 2013. Phi Kappa Psi, basketball, football, lacrosse, squash, swimming, Alumni Corporation Board. US Army. Albany State Teachers College, MA. A longtime educator and teacher, he was the assistant superintendent of schools in charge of finance and transportation in East Meadow, NY. He is survived by his wife, Marie, 3 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

LeRoy B Smith Jr ’49, February 3, 2014. Beta Theta Pi. US Army. He spent 42 years in production management at American Can Co. He was predeceased by a daughter and sister. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, a son and daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.

Eric E Heuermann ’52, December 4, 2013. Alpha Tau Omega. US Marine Corps. He was an investigator for many years. He is survived by his first wife, Patricia, their 4 children, 3 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a brother, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and his former wife, Carol.

Peter G Conklin ’53, December 5, 2013. Sigma Chi. US Marine Corps. He worked for Northwest Airlines, first flying a Lockheed Electra and then rising through the ranks to captain a 747. During his 30-year career, he also served as an instructor. He is survived by his 5 children, a sister, 12 grandchildren, and 10 nieces and nephews.

Haskell P MacCowatt ’53, February 16, 2014. Alpha Tau Omega, Maroon Key, Konosioni, Maroon, Colgate Board of Trustees, Alumni Corporation Board, student government. US Army. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MS, 1973. He began his career at Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn as a copywriter and account executive. He later joined CBS Inc in New York, where he worked for 26 years as VP in several departments. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, son Tom ’85, 2 daughters, and 7 grandchildren.

Ralph R Westfall ’53, December 14, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau. Johns Hopkins School of International Studies: MA. He was a senior CIA officer, stationed in Europe and West and North Africa. After serving 22 years in the CIA, he was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal. He then worked in the mortgage banking business for several years before being called back into government service by FinCEN (the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the US Treasury Department). At the age of 70, he was recruited into service by a combined FBI/CIA task force, where he worked for a decade. He was predeceased by 3 wives. He is survived by a son, a grandson, 2 step-sons, and step-grandchildren.

John D Boyd Jr ’55, February 14, 2014. Phi Gamma Delta, ROTC. US Air Force. He worked in the import trade business for several companies, including Lubric Pneumatic Import Co, before becoming a courier for ADP in Roseland, NJ. He is survived by his son, daughter, 2 sisters, and 3 granddaughters.

John M Neel ’55, December 24, 2013. Phi Beta Kappa. US Navy, Korean War. He retired from Hamilton Standard, UTC, where he worked as an engineer. He is survived by his wife, June, a son, 2 daughters, a sister, 3 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

David A Houghton ’56, January 10, 2014. Delta Kappa Epsilon, International Relations Council, ski club. Retired, he was a general manager of Flexible Packing in Asheville, NC. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gaynor. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, 3 sons, and a daughter.

Charles A Lankau ’60, December 7, 2013. Sigma Nu, Alumni Memorial Scholar, Konosioni, Maroon Key, baseball, football, student government. US Army Medical Corps; Army Commendation Medal. University of Rochester School of Medicine: MD, 1964. He served as chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital for almost 31 years and was on staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Miami. He retired in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Frances, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter, 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

Arden P Zipp ’60, December 17, 2013. Delta Phi Alpha, Kappa Delta Rho, Phi Beta Kappa, marching band, pep band. University of Pennsylvania: PhD, 1964. He taught chemistry for 43 years, 2 years at Drew University and then 41 years at SUNY Cortland, where he served as department chair for 2 terms. In 1985, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees. He authored and edited numerous chemistry publications. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, 2 daughters, a grandson, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

Herman G Brauch ’61, February 1, 2014. Phi Delta Theta, Konosioni, Maroon Key, football, indoor track. US Marine Corps. He is survived by 3 children, 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and nieces and nephews.

Randolph M Sherrard ’61, February 19, 2014. After a career playing pro-football for the Houston Oilers, he owned and operated several businesses. He is survived by his wife, Susie, 8 children, 14 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

John R Brandeis Jr ’62, January 24, 2014. Beta Theta Pi, student government, orchestra, tennis. US Navy’s Officer Candidate School. He started his career with Hallmark Cards, Inc, through which he owned 2 franchises. In recent years, he was with the Montblanc Company’s retail store in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Anne, 2 daughters, a son, and 5 grandchildren.

Andrew F Dailey ’63, August 29, 2013. Retired, he was a principal of Focus Business Management. He is survived by his wife, Brenda.

Kenneth A Myers Jr ’63, December 28, 2013. Phi Gamma Delta, Washington DC Study Group, International Relations Council, student government, baseball, basketball. Johns Hopkins University: MA, 1965; PhD. He served in the US Senate for nearly 30 years and was the chief of staff of the Foreign Relations Committee until he retired in 2012. He also worked on the staff of Sen Richard G Lugar and the Select Committee on Intelligence. He is survived by his wife, Susan, a son, a sister, 2 grandchildren, and his cousin, Dave Starkey ’49.

Mark G Janis ’66, December 18, 2013. Konosioni; Washington, DC, Study Group; Maroon Council; Maroon Key; WRCU-FM; Maroon; student government; football; lacrosse. University of North Carolina: MD, 1970. He had a long career as a physician. He was predeceased by his wife, Rhonda, and brother, Ken ’60. He is survived by a son, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

John M Hurlbut ’73, November 14, 2013. Phi Kappa Tau. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: BS, 1974; University of Rochester: MBA, 1982. He was a civil engineer for the Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Christine.

David R Hoelzer ’75, December 29, 2013. Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho. Saint Louis University School of Medicine: MD, 1979. He practiced as an endocrinologist for the Springfield Clinic for 28 years. He was predeceased by his mother and his father, Bob ’45. He is survived by his wife, Karen; 2 sons, including William ’06; a daughter; and a grandchild.

John R Lindstrom ’75, January 27, 2014. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He worked in sales. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, 2 sons, and 2 daughters.

Sandra Luccock-Kush ’76, December 28, 2013. Northeastern University: MBA, 1982; University of Hartford. She taught for 20 years in Coventry, Farmington, New Britain, and West Hartford. She later worked as the program director at the Elmwood Senior Center. She is survived by her husband, Robert, a son, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

Andrew H Pickering ’78, February 10, 2014. Phi Beta Kappa, class gift committee. New York University: MBA, 1998. He had a 36-year career in financial services that covered a broad range of international and domestic experience. He is survived by his wife, Clare, 2 daughters, nephews, and nieces.

Stuart E Furman ’88, February 5, 2014. Northeastern University: MS, 1990. He was a partner of the San Francisco office of Ernst & Young LLP. Joining the company in 1988, he worked in several of its offices. Most recently, he led the FSO West Asset Management Assurance business in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Amy Washburn ’87 Furman, 2 sons, and a daughter.

Stella M Frankl ’89, November 14, 2013. Chi Omega Rho, Alumni of Color organization. She is survived by her husband, Jordan ’89, a son, and a daughter.

Brian A Crockett ’13, March 4, 2014. Delta Upsilon, Brothers organization, Alumni of Color organization, Student Athlete Advisee Board, football. He was an educational studies major at Colgate and led the 2012 Patriot League championship football team. After graduation, he worked as a teacher at Williston Northampton Preparatory School in Easthampton, MA. He is survived by his father, stepmother, sister, and other family members.

Karen Blank, former dean of freshmen, December 31, 2013. She joined Colgate in 1971 as the dean of freshmen and was the first woman to hold that position. She continued in that role at Dartmouth College before becoming associate dean of student affairs at Columbia College. From 1993–2012, she was dean of studies at Barnard College. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, a brother, and other in-laws.

Doris Westcott Goodrich, March 1, 2014. She and her husband, Roger, were a constant fixture at Colgate football games over the years — never missing a game from 1941–2006. A retired speech and hearing pathologist, she was employed in schools in New York State and in Quincy, MA. She is survived by a brother, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

One Response

  1. Alison Neisloss

    Thank you for taking the time to write a short note about my father’s death. He was a good man and served our country well.