Marriages & Unions
(2017 unless otherwise noted)
George Haggarty ’63 and Susan, April 7
Stephanie Mills ’97 and Durelle Brown, Sept. 29, 2006
Michael O’Regan ’97 and Jennifer, Dec. 31, 2009
Kathryn Jondahl ’03 and Chris Nelson, April 2, 2016
Amanda Camelio ’05 and Jim Briski, June 23
Zwena McLeod ’08 and Dennis O’Donnell, June 4
Abby Schneider ’08 and Josh Hanan, June 25
Maggie Yolen ’08 and Hans Hsu, June 24
Births & Adoptions
(2017 unless otherwise noted)
To Blake and Kristina (Bomberger) ’00 Mumby: Ethan Richard, March 28
To Adam Paulson ’00 and Lyndsy: Sloan Ashly, May 23, joining Nataly and Noah
To Chris and Kathryn (Jondahlb) ’03 Nelson: Drew, April 1
To Conrad and Kelli Wong ’03 Williams: Owen Charles, Nov 29, 2016
To Tyler Constantine ’04 and Celin Wittman ’05: Isabelle Lily, July 6
To Chris and Kate (Harden) ’04 Cirino: Claire Kathryn, Sept 9, 2016
To Elke Wagle ’04 and Tom Casarella: Hugo, February 15
To Julianne Zhu ’04 and Sunit Sindurakar ’05: Ana, March 31
To Alexis Coplin ’07 and Jonathan Bessette: Margot Louise, April 12, joining Arthur
To Douglas and Lindsay Grossman ’07 Neagle: Gracen Mae, March 1
To Mike ’08 and Kelly (Niland) ’07 Mulanaphy: Kate Elizabeth, February 6
To Justin and Jen (Leen) ’08 Gray: Grayson Olin, April 5
Wilbur T. Albrecht II
Professor of English emeritus
April 23, 1938—June 17, 2017
“An old-school gentleman” is how Wilbur T. Albrecht II (pictured, on left) has been described by his colleague Morgan Davies, professor of English and chair of the department.
Albrecht was an admirer of poets and philosophers — such as Alfred Lord Tennyson and John Stuart Mill. He was also known for his ability to incorporate multidisciplinary theories into his teachings of literary history. He brought his expertise in Victorian and romantic literature into the classroom, often challenging his students with selections from the works of William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Walter Pater, and more.
He joined Colgate in 1967 as an assistant professor and taught here until his retirement in 2003. Prior, he had earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Immediately before coming to Colgate, he was an instructor in literature and composition at Drexel University.
In the fall of 1988, Albrecht brought his passion for teaching overseas when he pioneered Colgate’s first study abroad program in Manchester, England. With his guidance, students eagerly explored the city’s art and architecture alongside the study of Northern industrialism.
“He deserves a great deal of credit for designing a program that integrated our students with the University of Manchester administration and various local faculty to create a fruitful and satisfying experience for everyone from Colgate,” said Margaret Darby, associate professor of writing and rhetoric emerita, who led the group four times after Albrecht. (Colgate continues to offer the program every fall.)
Other professors remember his generous nature and unwavering regard for others. “Wil always seemed to me measured, patient, judicious, deferential maybe, not in any subservient way, but as a factor of the fundamental respect with which he treated his colleagues,” Davies said.
English professor Deborah Knuth Klenck noted Albrecht’s wisdom and wit. “His wisest advice was always to be one’s authentic self — and never to lounge against the chalk trough while lecturing,” she said.
Outside of the classroom, Albrecht’s scholarly and leisurely pursuits were many. During his time as director of the course now known as Core 152, he pursued his interests in interdisciplinary cultural studies and naturalism with a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Additionally, Albrecht served as director of the Colgate University Press for more than a decade. In his spare time, he enjoyed birding, traveling, piloting, and canoeing on the lake near his home in Cazenovia, N.Y.
He was predeceased by his daughter. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janette, their son, and a sister.
Roger Alan Hoffman
Professor of biology emeritus
Feb. 23, 1924—May 11, 2017
One of Colgate’s first scientific research professors, Roger Alan Hoffman conducted extensive research on the pineal gland and was published in several journals, including Science and Nature. During his time as a Colgate professor, 1961–1986, he secured significant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Hoffman’s research with Dr. Russ Reiter was some of the first in the field to identify the relationship between the hormone melatonin and the pineal gland.
In addition, Hoffman coauthored a book titled Harderian Glands: Porphyrin Metabolism, Behavioral and Endocrine Effects, which discusses the relationship between the Harderian and pineal glands. He also contributed chapters to several books on the pineal gland.
A U.S. Army veteran, Hoffman fought and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region of Belgium before he was honorably discharged in November of 1945. The first and only member of his family to attend college, he enrolled at the University of Connecticut and graduated with a degree in wildlife management. He went on to earn both his master’s in wildlife management–zoology and his PhD in endocrinology-physiology from Purdue University.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanette, and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Michelle, three children, a granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hugh McAlester Pinchin
Professor of economics emeritus
July 18, 1939—May 17, 2017
The Scene asked me to write about my husband, Hugh McAlester Pinchin, and I do so today, on what would have been our 48th wedding anniversary, sitting in the 19th century Greek revival house in Hubbardsville where our children, Sarah, Katerina (“Nina”), and William, grew up. It is this local landscape that Hugh loved best and tended with care — the fields, the pond — even as he was global in his outlook, held a British passport, and was educated far from here, first at Sherborne in Dorset, and then as an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia, and, for the PhD, at Yale University.
Hugh was on the faculty at Colgate from 1965 (where and when we met, fresh faced from graduate school) until he retired in 2007, teaching courses in international economics, including Economic History, The Economics of Imperialism, Monetary Economics, and the general education course Values and Institutions. He directed and shaped the London Economics Study Group, leading it nine times over. His scholarship, which included the book The Regional Impact of the Canadian Tariff, focused on Canadian and U.S. trade negotiations and the impact of trade restrictions on patterns of interregional and international trade. During leaves from Colgate, he worked at the Economics Council of Canada and the Canadian government’s department of regional economic expansion.
At Colgate Hugh also served as department chair, chair of the Research Council, president of the local AAUP, director of UNST 270 in the general education program, and chair of the Committee on Promotion and Tenure. But it is his work in three arenas about which he took special pride: the acceptance of the faculty salary formula, the language of the student evaluation of teaching form, and the Colgate Men’s Rugby Club, which this year celebrated its 50th anniversary and remembered Hugh as its first faculty adviser and coach.
His colleague Takao Kato noted that Hugh played “a pivotal role in improving the quality of our lives at Colgate,” working to make “Colgate competitive with our peer institutions in terms of compensation.” And Jeff Baldani wrote: “Hugh was my mentor in what it meant to be a faculty member at Colgate. He cared deeply about the university and the education we provide to students. He had a core belief that being on the faculty entailed citizenship in and ownership of the broader university. that being actively involved was both an obligation and a privilege, and that knowing history … was vital to being a university citizen.”
Our family has been blessed with food and flowers and literally hundreds of notes from friends, colleagues, and former students. Many, particularly from the London study groups, have spoken of how Hugh, with care and kindness, changed their lives forever, expanding their sense of people and place. Steve Matzie ’02 wrote, “You would never think that the iconic academic — wispy gray hair, horn-rimmed glasses, absent-minded wit, and the eternal tweed suit — would also know some of the most interesting politicians, industry experts, entertainers, and activists for his students to meet.”
Beloved, wryly funny, a moral compass to family and friends, he will be missed beyond measure.
— Jane Pinchin
Gifts in memoriam may be sent to the Development Office of Colgate University for the Hugh Pinchin Memorial Fund.
James Howard Reynolds Jr.
Professor of psychology emeritus
May 21, 1930—May 14, 2017
Remembering James Howard Reynolds Jr. as a thoughtful and encouraging mentor, his colleagues say he encouraged others to strive for their career goals.
“[Jim] guided not only the psychology department, but also the faculty as one of its most trusted leaders,” one professor said. “He argued points in his quiet, uncannily conversational tones for the highest of institutional standards, right on the money, holding us to the mark.”
Reynolds joined Colgate in 1964 after earning his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, his master’s degree from Rutgers University, and his PhD from Syracuse University. At Colgate, he taught in the psychology department for more than three decades until his retirement in 1996. He was chair of the psychology department for several terms and served two terms as the director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Math.
Beyond his contributions to the psychology department, Reynolds was instrumental in the formation of another Colgate discipline: the computer science department. With the help of professors Charles Holbrow and Thomas Brackett and a National Science Foundation grant, Reynolds spearheaded the creation of a computer center that would later grow to become Colgate’s computer science department. Reynolds directed the computer center 1971–1972 while continuing to teach psychology. Combining his knowledge of the two disciplines, he authored a book titled Computing in Psychology: An Introduction to Programming Methods and Concepts, along with numerous other publications.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, their three children, a sister, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Bruce W. Selleck ’71
Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of geology
Sept. 30, 1949–July 31, 2017
Bruce Selleck’s love of teaching and his affection for his students were legendary. Many of his ideas on teaching were shaped by his own educational experience attending elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse. This experience led him to be a strong believer in the power of small, intimate classes where students and teachers worked closely together toward a common goal, a model that he replicated in many classes at Colgate.
Selleck grew up on a small dairy farm, appropriately known as Sellecks Corners, near Canton, N.Y. Both a scholar and an athlete at Colgate, he earned his degree in geology while playing four years of soccer. He earned his MA and PhD degrees at the University of Rochester before returning to his alma mater in 1974 as a faculty member in the geology department. Selleck taught a wide range of courses, including Environmental Geology, Earth Resources, Marine Environments, and his signature course on Stratigraphy and Sedimentation. Passionate about getting students into the field, he frequently took them on trips around the country to classic geologic localities through the Techniques of Field Geology summer course as well as the Geology of America’s Parks course. He also led multiple study group trips to Wales and Australia. His close relationships with students inspired countless graduates to pursue geology careers in both academia and industry. In recognition of his outstanding teaching, Selleck received the Colgate Alumni Corporation Distinguished Teaching Award (1998), the AAUP Teacher of the Year Award (2006), and the Sidney J. and Florence Felten French Prize (2010).
In addition, Selleck was a renowned expert on the geology of upstate New York. His scholarship initially focused on sedimentary rocks in the area, with a focus on understanding what these archives revealed about ancient marine environments and how they had changed over time. As his career progressed, he expanded his research areas to Alaska and Australia, and developed new expertise in geochemistry to help understand the histories of these regions. With longtime colleague and friend James McLelland (Charles A. Dana Professor of geology emeritus), Selleck later expanded the scope of his research to include understanding the tectonic development of the Adirondack Mountains. During the course of his career, Selleck published dozens of articles in top-tier scientific journals including the Journal of Sedimentary Research, Geological Society of America Bulletin, American Journal of Science, and Geology. He recently co-edited a special issue of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Sciences, which included articles co-authored by him and other members of the geology department.
Within his department, Selleck took on many leadership roles, including chair of the department (twice), associate dean of the faculty, dean of the faculty and provost, and interim dean of the faculty and provost. In addition, he served as chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, director of the Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, and director of the Upstate Institute, as well as a host of other committees.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Barlow Selleck ’76; their two daughters, Caity Selleck (Jim Murphy) and Beth Selleck Fiore (Chris Fiore); grandson Cooper Murphy; sisters Linda Selleck Kershlis and Laura Selleck (John Jenkins); sister- and brother-in-law Cindy and Kevin Lawrence; and nephews Zachary and Adam.
Gifts in memoriam may be sent to the Advancement Office of Colgate University for The Rich April-Bruce Selleck Endowed Fund for Geology Student Travel or to the Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center.
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.
William J Gehlen Jr ’40, May 16, 2017. Phi Delta Theta, Maroon-News. US Navy. Harvard University, MBA. He briefly taught economics at Colgate before joining Scott Paper Company in 1947, where he was division VP of southern operations. In 1974, he became president of First National Bank of Mobile. He was predeceased by his first wife, Bea. He is survived by his wife, Norma; a daughter; 5 stepchildren; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
James S Ditzler ’42, May 3, 2017. Beta Theta Pi. US Army: WWII. He was an executive for the Ames-Burns Corporation (Jamestown, NY) for 40 years, retiring as its president in 1985. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Rachel. He is survived by 2 nephews, including Doug Linquest ’83; a niece; and a grandniece.
Norman E Williams ’42, April 26, 2017. Chorus. US Army Air Corps. He worked in the personnel department of General Electric in Liverpool, NY, retiring in 1981. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian, former wife Alice, and brother Tom ’40. He is survived by 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, several nieces and nephews, and a great-granddaughter.
William L MacIntosh ’44, May 17, 2017. Sigma Nu, Konosioni, Colgate Thirteen, ski club, chorus. He was a founding member of the Colgate Thirteen. He worked in sales before owning and operating William L Macintosh & Associates (Western Springs, IL). He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; their 2 daughters; and 2 grandchildren.
Robert C Otto ’44, February 25, 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha, basketball. US Army: WWII; Purple Heart, ETO Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal. New York University, LLB. An attorney, he worked with the NYS Banking Department as deputy superintendent of banks from 1968–1976 before serving as an associate for Pressinger, Wigg & Goodstein (New York, NY).
James W Cochran ’47, May 19, 2017. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, football. US Navy. University of Pennsylvania, MBA. He had a career in advertising and was manager of TV commercial production at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati.
Robert D Rathbun ’48, February 3, 2017. Delta Upsilon, Maroon-News, ice hockey. US Marine Corps: WWII, Korean War. He had a career in advertising, beginning with Benton & Bowles and the New York Telephone Company. He retired in 1990 as associate VP for finance at AT&T. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy. He is survived by their 2 children, 5 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
David S Ball ’50, April 18, 2017. US Navy. General Theological Seminary: STB, 1953; DD, 1984. He was the canon sacrist, canon precentor, and dean of the cathedral at The Cathedral of All Saints before serving as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany from 1984–1998.
Ackley G Carter ’50, January 28, 2015. Kappa Delta Rho, boxing. US Army: Korean War. University of Madrid. He began his career as a housewares buyer with Stern Brothers and later began his own import and export company, Interberia, in Madrid. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet. He is survived by his son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.
Kenneth P Howard ’50, April 22, 2017. Student government. US Navy: WWII. New York University, MBA. He worked with RM Friction Materials Company as a manager of employee benefits and with Raymark Industries as a personnel manager. He was predeceased by a daughter and a grandson. He is survived by his wife, Florine; 4 children; and 3 grandchildren.
Robert L Preston Jr ’50, April 17, 2017. Delta Upsilon. US Navy: WWII. He owned Reed Oil Company with his son.
Alfred S Boote ’51, June 9, 2017. Kappa Delta Rho, soccer, lacrosse. Stanford University, MA; Columbia University, MBA, PhD. He joined the ROTC at Columbia University and served as a US Naval supply officer 1954–1956. He became director of market research for PepsiCo, first in the Far East and eventually worldwide. Later in his career, he taught at Hunter College, Nichols College, and Clark University. In his retirement, he penned two novels. He is survived by his wife, Heath; his brother; 3 nieces; 6 great-nephews; and a great-niece.
Snowdon P Herrick ’51, April 19, 2017. Kappa Delta Rho, Masque and Triangle, soccer. US Marine Corps: Korean War; UN Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon. He worked at Fire Guard Sprinkler Corporation. He was predeceased by a cousin, Cecil Semple ’39. He is survived by his wife, Marie; their 3 children; and 3 grandchildren.
Daniel G Sloan ’51, September 6, 2015. Lambda Chi Alpha, ski club. US Army. With a career in sales, he was both a regional sales manager and a manager of market development at Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co in Pittsburgh, PA.
George L Sterling ’51, April 18, 2017. Alpha Tau Omega, Maroon-News. US Marine Corps. He pursued a career in sales with Drexel Harriman Ripley Inc, Dean Witter, Uniroyal Tires, and BA Ballou Jewelry Co before becoming VP of sales at Tucker, Anthony, and RL Day. He was also president of the Aspetuck Land Trust for more than a decade. He is survived by his wife, Judy; their 3 daughters; a son-in-law; 6 grandchildren; 2 nieces; and other family.
Charles W Froh Jr ’52, March 24, 2017. Phi Kappa Psi. US Navy. University of Connecticut: LLB. He was an attorney for Aetna Insurance Company for almost 4 decades before retiring in 1990. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a brother, 4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, a niece, and a nephew.
Robert E Garrett MA’52, April 7, 2017. US Air Force: WWII. He taught at the Johnson City School District and served as a guidance counselor at Chenango Valley Schools before his retirement in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty; their daughter; a son-in-law; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph L Ketcham MAT’52, April 26, 2017. US Coast Guard: WWII. Syracuse University, PhD. He was a professor of history and political science for 66 years at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is survived by his wife, Julia; their 2 children; a brother; and 4 grandchildren.
Robert F Utz ’52, April 22, 2017. Phi Delta Theta, Konosioni, basketball. US Marine Corps. He joined the FBI Department of Justice in 1954 and worked as a special agent in California, Virginia, and New York before retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Helen; their 4 children; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
John R Wilson ’52, April 24, 2017. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Board of Trustees, Class Gift Committee, ROTC, golf, soccer, student government. US Air Force. He worked in sales and management in the radio broadcast industry for 27 years before focusing on personal investment and philanthropic ventures. He was predeceased by his father, Bill 1920; his mother; and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; their daughters, Julianne ’82 and Jennifer ’84; his brother, Douglas ’57; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Frederick S Lockwood III ’53, March 10, 2017. Sigma Nu, ROTC. US Air Force: Korean War, Vietnam War. George Washington University, MBA. He retired as a colonel from Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, a grandson, a great-grandson, several nieces and nephews, and cousin Skip Lockwood ’54.
Nathaniel W Stroup ’53, October 29, 2015. Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta Kappa, ROTC, WRCU. US Air Force. University of Michigan, JD. He began his law career in Detroit and was an attorney for Stroup Meengs, PC. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; 2 sons; 8 stepchildren; 3 grandchildren; and 9 step-grandchildren.
George D Harff ’54, June 21, 2017. Kappa Delta Rho, WRCU, Maroon Key, Maroon, indoor track, university chorus. US Navy. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. He was a retired Navy commander with 21 years of service, having spent time on the aircraft carrier the USS Saratoga. As an oral surgery specialist, he practiced in New York’s Capital District for more than 40 years and was an attending physician at St Peter’s, Childs, and Memorial Hospitals as well as Mary McCullum Hospital in Cambridge, NY. After retirement, he was the oral surgery consultant for the State of New York Medicare Department for 17 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Norene; brother Charlie ’51; and nephew Blair ’84. He is survived by 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren, and nephew Todd ’88.
Richard J Higgins ’54, February 12, 2017. Phi Delta Theta, golf. US Marine Corps Reserve. He had a 40-year career at the Bill Knapp’s restaurant chain, starting as manager then advancing to purchasing agent and junior executive on the way to becoming chairman of the board in the mid-1970s. He helped the chain grow and served as CEO for 4 years before retiring in 1996. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne. He is survived by his 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
James R Rankin ’54, March 19, 2017. Kappa Delta Rho, Phi Beta Kappa, Konosioni, student government, religious groups. US Navy. Harvard University, MA; University of Chicago, PhD. He was assistant professor of education at both Colgate and Emory universities. He also served as a professor of English and education at the University of Arizona 1971–1997. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; their 5 children, including Michael ’89; and 12 grandchildren.
Charles P Beemus ’55, May 16, 2017. Sigma Nu, football, track, ROTC. US Air Force. University of Richmond, LLB. He was a lawyer for White, Cabell, Paris and Fowenstein. Most recently, he had his own practice in the Richmond, VA, area. He was predeceased by his wife, Stewart, and a sister. He is survived by 4 children, a sister, 2 brothers-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, 9 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Lowell E McCaw ’55, March 29, 2017. Tau Kappa Epsilon, ROTC, football, indoor track, student government. US Air Force, US Army. Rochester Institute of Technology, MS. He was an assistant professor of electronics at Monroe Community College before retiring as professor emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; their 2 sons; a brother; 2 sisters-in-law; and 3 grandchildren.
Fred W Wulfing ’55, February 15, 2017. Beta Theta Pi. Olin Business School of Washington University, MBA. He worked with Monsanto Chemical Company and was an investment analyst at both the Continental Bank of Chicago and C&S Bank. Additionally, he served on a stock committee in a subsidiary of C&S Bank where he managed investments for pension and charitable trusts until 1990. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; their 3 children; 2 brothers; and 2 grandchildren.
William D Laemmel ’56, March 9, 2016. Beta Theta Pi, ROTC, tennis. US Air Force. He was director of research at WR Lazard and May Davis Group. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; their 4 children; a sister; and 8 grandchildren.
Craig W Randall ’56, MA’58, April 11, 2017. Phi Delta Theta, Colgate Thirteen, Konosioni, Maroon Key, lacrosse, football, basketball, chorus. US Army. He began his career in the Army, coaching football, swimming, and lacrosse at West Point Military Academy. He continued his career as a football coach at Wichita State University, Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, and the US Air Force Academy before serving as both football coach and assistant athletic director at Mississippi State University 1979–1989. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn; their 2 sons; and 4 grandchildren.
Paul E Storing MA’56, February 8, 2017. Phi Beta Kappa. US Army; Korean War. He was a foreign service officer for the US Department of State and a special assistant for International Boundary & Water Co. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Herbert ’50. He is survived by his partner, Sue; 2 daughters; a sister; 4 grandchildren; and 6 nieces and nephews.
Robert E Washer ’56, May 1, 2017. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Colgate Rochester Divinity School, BD. He was a Baptist minister at various churches across New York and New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, Jeanie; her 2 children; his 3 children; many grandchildren; and other family.
Bruce M Hankins Sr ’57, April 3, 2017. Beta Theta Pi, WRCU, chorus. US Army. He worked for 40 years in the life insurance business and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He is survived by his wife, Joan; their daughter; a sister; and 4 grandchildren.
Edwin S Myers Jr ’57, March 1, 2017. Phi Gamma Delta, Salmagundi, ROTC, soccer, lacrosse. US Air Force. For more than 4 decades, he had a career on Wall Street, where he worked at various firms including RW Pressprich, Spencer Trask, Loeb, Rhoades & Co, and Dillon Read. He served as managing director of both Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney before finishing his career at Cowen & Co. He was predeceased by a daughter, a brother, and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Amanda; a daughter; 2 sons; 2 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a niece; and 3 cousins.
Ira A Rosen ’57, March 8, 2017. Tau Kappa Epsilon, student government, tennis, chorus, religious groups. University of Chicago, MD. He practiced psychiatry both in the United States and abroad. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and other family.
George B Hamilton ’58, May 30, 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha. US Army. He was a broadcast operations supervisor for CBS News before working as a special agent for the FBI, a position he held until his retirement in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Claudia; their daughter; two brothers; and a grandson.
David S Perham ’58, February 17, 2017. Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Delta Epsilon, Maroon-News, Class Gift Committee, baseball, basketball, student government. Montclair State University, MA. He was assistant director of admission at both St Lawrence and Princeton universities before beginning as dean of admission at Colgate in 1971, a position he held for 15 years. Since his retirement in 1987, he owned and operated a flower farm with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Andrea; his former wife, Cornelia; 4 sons; and 6 grandchildren.
Edward W Lane ’59, January 6, 2017. Sigma Chi. He was a human resources specialist and manager of employee relations for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Judy; their 2 children; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Anthony C Kies ’60, May 31, 2017. Phi Kappa Tau, lacrosse. Loyola University of Los Angeles, JD. He was an attorney and deputy public defender for the Orange County Public Defender office.
Felix P Milhomme ’60, August 28, 2016. Phi Kappa Psi, Class Gift Committee, religious groups. US Army. He was corporate VP of Warner Lambert and president of its confectionary business in Europe for 35 years. He was predeceased by his former wives, Rina and Jean. He is survived by his fiancée, Judith; 3 stepsons; 2 sisters; a brother; and 3 grandchildren.
Arthur H Young ’61, May 5, 2017. Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Phi Alpha, golf. US Air Force. SUNY Downstate Medical University, MD. He was a pediatrician for 30 years at Bardonia Pediatric Associates and served as president of the Rockland County Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Irene; their 3 children; and 6 grandchildren.
Douglas G Perry ’62, May 24, 2017. Theta Chi, basketball, Masque and Triangle. Northwestern University, MBA. He was a salesman and brand supervisor at Procter and Gamble before retiring from the company as a market research analyst. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; their 2 sons; and 3 grandchildren.
Peter N Schutz ’62, January 14, 2017. Phi Gamma Delta, Konosioni, WRCU, indoor track, soccer, wrestling. US Navy. He had a career in advertising and public relations and was manager of market research and analysis for Mercedes-Benz of North America. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; their 2 sons; a sister; a brother; and a granddaughter.
Ernest Z Bower III ’63, May 22, 2017. Sigma Chi, Maroon-News. Jefferson College. Harvard University. He was a business consultant for and president of The Bower Group. He was predeceased by his uncle Chauncey Warren ’30. He is survived by his wife, Inge, and their sons, including Jay ’90 and Ernie ’86.
Carlos E Caban ’63, May 1, 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Phi Alpha, football, marching band, pep band. SUNY Buffalo, PhD. Johns Hopkins University, MPH. He was a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a review administrator at the National Cancer Institute, and a program director for Cancer Control Research. He retired from the NIH in 2008 after 38 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Elinor; their 2 sons; a brother; a sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Robert M Hamje ’64, March 28, 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha. US Marine Corps. Columbia University, MBA. He worked in Connecticut, New York, and California as an investment manager before settling in Chagrin Falls, OH, where he worked with TRW for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Loanne; their 2 children, including Elizabeth Rogers ’93; 2 sisters; and 2 grandsons.
Suzanne Brennan Burg MA’65, March 1, 2016. She taught at Colgate for several years before becoming a teacher at Rome (NY) High School. She is survived by her husband, Richard.
Harold G Hall III ’65, June 5, 2017. Phi Kappa Psi, cross country, indoor track. US Air Force. University of Missouri, MA. He was business manager of the Department of Athletics at Cornell University for 10 years before joining the UNC-Greensboro Department of Athletics. He retired as senior associate director after 20 years. He is survived by his wife, June; their 2 children; a sister; a sister-in-law; 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
John E Zales ’67, October 20, 2016. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Syracuse University, JD. He was an associate attorney for Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn and a premium sales director with Putnam Berkley Books. He owned his own publishing business and authored 101 Reasons for a Dead Cube, among other children’s books. He is survived by a brother, a sister, 2 nephews, and a niece.
Richard S Wheeler ’68, February 8, 2017. Albany Law School of Union University, JD. An attorney, he alternated between private practice in law firms such as Holland & Knight and serving as the in-house legal counsel for corporations like Home Shopping Network, Inc. Since 1993, he conducted his own practice in Orlando, FL. He was predeceased by his father, Everett ’26. He is survived by 2 sons; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 22 nieces and nephews, including Mark Thompson ’79; and 38 grandnieces and grandnephews, including Mark ’08 and Andrew Pettit ’11.
Robert R DeMarrais ’69, February 1, 2017. Sigma Chi. Columbia University, DDS. He operated his own dental practice in Chester, NY. He is survived by his wife, Susan.
J Allan Pryor MA’69, March 4, 2017. SUNY Albany, BA. He taught English and literature at Byram Hills High School for more than 3 decades. He is survived by his sister, two nephews, and two grandnieces.
James H Wooster ’69, May 20, 2017. US Army. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. University of Vermont. He was chief economist of both the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the New Jersey Treasury Department. He was an adviser to the federal government and served as a liaison between multiple nations. He was predeceased by his stepsister. He is survived by 2 children, 2 brothers, a stepbrother, a stepsister, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Frederick R Kopplin ’74, May 24, 2017. Men’s rugby, Maroon-News. University of Minnesota, JD. He owned a law practice with his wife in southern Minneapolis. His is survived by his wife, Inger; their 2 children; a sister; 2 brothers; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Raymond B Andrews ’75, July 22, 2017. Rugby. University of Arizona, MD. He had a 28-year career with Medical Anesthesiology Associates and practiced at St Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Jennie ’07; a son; a son-in-law; and a grandson.
Walter A Spiak ’75, June 12, 2017. Delta Kappa Epsilon, rugby. RPI: MS, 1978. He was the longtime proprietor of Spiak’s Restaurant in Maplewood, NY, carrying on the restaurant tradition first started by his grandmother. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 3 children, and a grandchild.
Ann M Zeller ’76, July 20, 2017. Concert orchestra. Fordham University: MBA, 1994. Columbia University: MA. NYU: MA, 1981. A New York City native, she returned there after college to pursue a career in publishing and marketing. Beginning at Columbia University Press, she moved on to Macmillan Publishers, Deifenbach Elkins/McCann, and most recently spent 10 years as chief marketing officer at Eastern Consolidated. She also launched and managed her own consulting branding firm, ZeWorks. She is survived by her 2 daughters, including Shaela Greenfield ’12.
Robert L Greco III ’81, May 17, 2017. Sigma Chi, Phi Beta Kappa. Cornell University, MS. He was an environmental engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC. After leaving the EPA in 1990, he began work at the American Petroleum Institute. Most recently, he was a senior environmental policy analyst for the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; their son; his sister; a niece; and a nephew.
Tracey D Lister ’89, July 10, 2017. Kappa Alpha Theta, ski club. A biology major, she worked as a medical services representative at Alcon Laboratories. He is survived by 2 sons.
Geoffrey J Wheeler ’92, July 6, 2017. Delta Upsilon, Newman Community, football. An upstate New York native, he worked as a production control manager at the Rollway Bearing Corp in Liverpool. He is survived by his daughter, her mother, and 2 stepchildren.
James V Lizardo ’00, May 29, 2017. Equestrian. Boston College, MA. He began his teaching career at Medford School near Boston, MA, and taught history at Robert C Parker School for 14 years. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by 2 brothers, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family.
Justin Jennings, June 16, 2017. He was Colgate’s assistant swim coach for the past 3 years. Prior, he was the head coach at Coe College for 7 seasons and the head coach at DePauw University for 2 seasons before that. He began his coaching career at Carthage College as an assistant coach after graduating from there in 2003.