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Class Notes 2014

 

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1920-1929
UPDATES 1920 None
MARRIAGES 1920 None
BIRTHS 1920

None

UPDART DEATHS 1929

Nancy Fern Norris White, December 22, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Nancy, who was 107, was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd.  1/14

1930-1939
updart UPDATES 1930 None
MARRIAGES 1930 None
BIRTHS 1930

None

UPDART DEATHS 1933

Elizabeth Reid Balentine, April 30, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Balentine.  5/14

  1936

Ruth Ranson Gault, April 20, 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Among those preceding Ruth in death are her husband, James D. Gault and her mother and father, Mary McCreary Ranson ’07 and Neal Alexander Ranson ’07.  Among those surviving are her son, James D. Gault ’66, a grandson, Nathan D. Gault ’96 and a sister, Mary Neal Ranson Mills ’48.  5/14  

  1937

Alice Smith Moody, April 28, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.  5/14

Eleanor Pospisil Hadsell, February 20, 2014. 
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William.  3/14

  1938

Mary Wilson Felton, July 10, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin.  7/14

Vera Kirkwood Duff, March 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin, and among her survivors is her son-in-law, Kenneth R. McGee ’70, and her grandchildren, William M. McGee ’97, Danielle McGee Killian ’96 and Christie Pulley McGee ’95.  4/14

Elizabeth Bay McGrew, January 11, 2014, Mansfield, Ohio.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Chester.  1/14

    1939

Marie Simpson Bond. April 2, 2014, Warren, Ohio.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde.  4/14



BETTY GRACE CUPOLIBetty Grace Garrison Cupoli
, February 20, 2014, Columbus, Ohio. 
Born, January 1, 1919, in New Concord, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Vito, and is survived by her son and daughter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous other family members and dear friends. A graduate of New Concord High School, Betty graduated from Muskingum with double majors in English and music. At Muskingum, Betty was a member of the FAD sorority and Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), the international music honorary society, and was a founding member of SAI’s Columbus Alumnae Chapter, where she served as president from 1981 to 1983. She also served as the charter's permanent by-law chairperson. Betty was an accomplished pianist and violinist, performing on the violin with various orchestras beginning at the age of 14 and most recently with the Greater Columbus Community Orchestra. She retired from teaching in 1980, after 25 years at Columbus East High School, where she taught English, speech and debate and was a tireless champion of competitive forensics.  During that period, speech and debate were integral parts of the East’s  tradition, with many students qualifying for innumerable district, state and national competitions. She was instrumental in East's participation in the National Forensic League (NFL) and the school received the NFL’s prestigious Diamond Key Award. In 1987, Betty was inducted into the Ohio High School Speech League’s Hall of Fame.  She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for more than 50 years, where she began the first women's choir in the Diocese of Columbus.   2/14

 

 

 

Ralph B. Hawthorne, December 28, 2013, Green Valley, Arizona.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Vickers Hawthorne ’40, and a sister, Wilelmina Hawthorne Jay ’49.  1/14

1940-1949
UPDATES 1940

None

MARRIAGES 1940 None
DINGBAT BIRTHS 1940 None
updart DEATHS 1941

Margaret Thorpe Swartz, July 15, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Henry.  7/14

Thomas M. Muhleman, July 7, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Thomas’ survivors is his wife, Inez, and his sisters, Alberta Muhleman Adams ’34 and Julia Muhleman Gooding Rippe ’42.  7/14

Betty Jerrow Schnee, May 18, 2014, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
Among those preceding Betty in death were her husband, William, and her sister, Clara Laverna Jerrow ’35.  5/14

  1942

Mary Shoup Robertson, April 6, 2014, Malvern, Ohio. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey.  4/14

Donald M. Azallion, April 5, 2014, Dillonvale, Ohio. 
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann.  4/14

Helen Johns MacAllister, February 14, 2014, Amherst, Ohio. 
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William.  2/14

Martha Underhill, December 10, 2013, North Canton, Ohio.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur.  12/13

Martha Belt Taylor, April 9, 2010, Bellaire, Ohio.  12/13

    1943

Wilbur F. Simlik, February 12, 2014, Vista, California.
Wilbur was a 1991 recipient of Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel.  5/14

Matilda Morris, January 10, 2014, Meadville, Pennsylvania.  1/14

Lois McAllister Rogers, December 1, 2013, Shaker Heights, Ohio. 
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.  12/13

    1944

Norman A. Johnson, July 16, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Norman’s wife, JoAnn.  7/14

Ruth Keller Jones, June 1, 2014, Pensacola, Florida.  7/14

Keith W. Keidel, January 6, 2014, Skillman, New Jersey.  2/14

Frances Stingel Grafton, January 6, 2014, Ashland, Ohio. 
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore.  1/14

    1945

Margaret Bradley Pettengill, February 13, 2005, Wooster, Ohio.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Beaton Pettengill ’45.  7/14

E. Jean Chambers, March 22, 2014, Zelienople, Pennsylvania.  4/14

    1946

Doris Holsinger Kennedy, June 14, 2014, The Plains, Ohio. 
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon.  6/14

Mary Ann Bode, August 9, 2013, Davidson, North Carolina.  3/14

Charles A. White, February 4, 2014, Normal, Illinois.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lois McCulloch White ’42.  2/14

Betty Winfield Johnston, Palm Springs, California.  1/14

    1948

Ruth L. Nolin, July 8, 2014, Washington, Pennsylvania. 
Among those surviving are Ruth’s sister, Nancy Nolin Mast ’54 and her brother, Kenneth Nolin ’49.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Wallace H. Nolin ’51.  7/14

James R. Hardesty, August 4, 2014, Lancaster, Ohio. 
Among those surviving are James’ wife, Mary, and their daughter, Mariam Hardesty Diehl ’78.  3/14

Margaret Gordon Rambo, March 7, 2014. 
Among those preceding Margaret in death were her parents, Andrew W. Gordon ’20 and Elizabeth Finley Gordon ’19.  3/14

    1949

Sally Sutton Stevens, June 6, 2013, Lake Ridge, Virginia.  2/14

James W. Caton, January 30, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is James’ wife, Diana Eskey Caton and their son, Mark Wesley Caton ’76.  Preceding James in death was a son, Matthew C. Caton ’78.  2/14

Michael A. Condio, January 29, 2013, West Palm Beach, Florida.  12/13

1950-1959
UPDART UPDATES 1952

Joyce Williams Davidson’s book, Moss Grove, the sequel to Olivia's Favorites, an historical novel set in 1898 Pennsylvania, has been available since last December on Amazon. She hopes to publish a Civil War novel in 2014. Joyce can be reached at davent2010@comcast.net.  1/14

MARRIAGES 1950

None

BIRTHS 1950 None
updart DEATHS 1950

Benjamin P. Davies, March 20, 2014, North Canton, Ohio.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.  4/14

Mary Bryson Neff, March 9, 2014.  3/14

George J. Demis, December 27, 2013, Bolivar, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Dennis’ wife, Bessie.  1/14

James F. Forgave, December 14, 2013, Newark, Ohio.
Among James’ survivors is his wife, Barbara.  12/13

Karl Y. Streng, Jr., May 7, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio.
Among Karl’s survivors is his wife, Mildred.  12/13

    1951

James F. Clark, March 24, 2014, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  6/14

Francis S. Norris, May 21, 2014, Sebring, Ohio. 
Francis is survived by his wife, Eileen.  5/14

Norma Davis Wright, February 17, 2014, Issaquah, Washington.  2/14

Milton W. Patterson, March 19, 2013, Corona Del Mar, California.  2/14

Kenneth E. Grice, December 26, 2013.  1/14

    1952

Mary McArn Yanchus, July 13, 2013, New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  2/14

Richard Warrender, February 5, 2014, Pownal, Vermont. 
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Joan.  2/14

William Howard Scheuerle, February 15, 2014, Tampa, Florida.
William earned his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and his doctoral degree in Victorian Literature from Syracuse University in 1964. He taught at Westminster College in Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1958. In 1964, he became an assistant professor of English at the University of South Florida (USF), where he rose to the rank of professor.  He was then named professor emeritus, retiring from teaching in 2003. During his 46-year career at USF, he served as university marshal, associate vice president of academic affairs, acting vice president of academic affairs, acting director of the graduate school and dean of undergraduate studies. Upon retiring as dean in 1994, he was honored with the title Dean Emeritus. William is survived by his wife, Dr. Jane Frances Scheuerle, his daughter and her husband, their son and his wife and their children.  2/14

    1953

Billy D. Pfoutz, July 12, 2014, Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ann.  7/14

    1954

Janet Deterding Wire, March 28, 2014, Inverness, Florida.  4/14

Thomas D. Clark, March 28, 2012, Elburn, Illinois.  3/14

    1955

Marilyn Carroll Emery, November 11, 2012, Washington, Pennsylvania.  2/14

Richard L. Stephenson, December 6, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Richard’s wife, Virginia.  12/13

    1956

Mary Lyon Mace, July 4, 2014, Yorktown, New York. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.  7/14

William A. High, April 27, 2014, Byesville, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors is his wife, Marjorie.  5/14

Artha Stoner Marmaduke, November 30, 2013, Bath, Ohio. 
Artha is survived by her husband, Ron.  4/14

William D. Vosel, March 23, 2014, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. 
Among Williams survivors is his wife, Mary Ann Murphy Vosel ’58.  4/14

Robert W. Zinsmeister, February 17, 2014, Middlefield, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Robert’s wife, Marjorie.  2/14

Benjamin Dow Davis, December 16, 2013, Vero Beach, Florida.
Survivors include Benjamin’s wife, Virginia Rodgers Davis ’57, and their son, Benjamin Edwin Davis ’88.  1/14

Robert E. Swanson, November 25, 2013, Sarasota, Florida.  12/13

    1957

Robert G. Douglas, April 28, 2014, Suwanee, Georgia. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Virginia.  5/14

Walter A. Bistline, April 26, 2014, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. 
Walter is survived by his wife, Margaret.  5/14

Mary Katherine Hutchman, September 23, 2013, Jamestown, New York. 
Among Mary’s survivors are her siblings, Sara Hutchman Patterson ’51, William D. Hutchman ’57, Gracie Hutchman Scott ’64, Ann Hutchman Brown ’46 and John D. Hutchman ’61,  Among those preceding her in death were her parents, Mary Ogilvie Hutchman ’21 and Paul Eugene Hutchman ’22, as well as siblings Paul Eugene Hutchman ’53, Daniel Hutchman ’51, E. Joan Hutchman ’59, her uncles William D. Ogilvie ’28, Donald M. Ogilvie ’38 and an aunt, Kathryn Ogilvie Olson ’26.  12/13   

    1958

Gordon W. Kunde, May 18, 2014, Howy-in-the-Hills, Florida. 
Gordon is survived by his wife, Zora.  5/14

Gary L. Pike, January 1, 2014, Lisbon, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Gary’s wife, Judy.  2/14

Robert D. Ransom, February 17, 2014, Gahanna, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Robert’s long-time companion, Carole Klostermeyer Roberts '59, his son, Robert D. Ransom ’84 and his brother, Charles W. Ransom ’60.  2/14

C. Malcolm Fellows, February 3, 2014, Brilliant, Ohio.
Among Malcolm’s survivors are his wife, Elaine; a sister, Sandra Fellows Jeffers ’63 and a brother-in-law, Lyle Gunning ’59.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Fellows Gunning ’60.  2/14

Barbara Averell Haley, November 1, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jules.  12/13

    1959

Kathryn Tavenner Tillett, August 1, 2012, Delaware, Ohio.  7/14

G. William Thompson, April 26, 2014, White Cottage, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors are his wife, Nancy Clarke Thompson, their children, Tracie Thompson Hill ’94, Ted C. Thompson ’88, Timothy G. Thompson ’86 and Tara Thompson Poorman ’84, as well as a son-in-law Thomas C. Poorman ’84.  Among those preceding William in death were his father, Glenn G. Thompson ’26.  5/14

David R. Sargent, September 22, 2013, Lexington, South Carolina.
Among David’s survivors is his wife, Carolyn.  12/13

1960-1969
UPDART UPDATES 1962

C. Granger McKinney, Managing Director-Investment Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors in Columbus, has been recognized by the firm with the Wells Fargo Advisors Spirit award, given in tribute to Granger’s personal and professional achievement. Granger, who is also a member of the firm’s exclusive Premier Advisor program was presented with the Spirit award during a recent Wells Fargo Advisors conference in Colorado Springs.  The presentation included a video of Granger’s life including testimonials by friends, relatives and colleagues about his personal achievements.  Granger resides with his wife in Worthington, Ohio. To see the complete news release from Wells Fargo Advisors, click here.

  1966

JIM MURDOCKJim Murdock has "unretired" by returning to work as Controller of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  SCUP is a national membership organization of more than 5000 higher education professionals and develops individual and organizational capacities to strength and transform institutions of higher education.  Jim can be reached at jim.murdock@scup.org.  4/14

    1969

Jacquie Boris Jones was honored at the 34th graduation ceremony of Keystone Montessori School in El Cerrito, California with the creation of the Jacquie Jones Scholarship Fund.  In her work as head teacher there since 2009, Keystone’s owner/business manager said Jacquie had  “enriched Keystone’s program and set a precedent above and beyond our highest expectations.”  The scholarship will benefit families with financial need.  Jacquie is now a volunteer educational consultant for the school.  7/14 

MARRIAGES 1960

None

BIRTHS 1960

None

UPDART DEATHS 1960

William R. Dessecker, June 8, 2014, Green, Ohio.
Among those surviving is William’s wife, Jane.  7/14

Thomas T. Zastudil, June 23, 2014, Marengo, Ohio.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary.  6/14

Suzann Yaschay Shearer, May 20, 2014, Richmond, Virginia.  6/14

  1961

Joseph A. Henderson, May 28, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Ruth Price Henderson ’64.  6/14

Mary Branstool Eldridge, February 23, 2014, Greenville, North Carolina.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, David.  3/14

    1962

Virginia Belle Fritz, July 5, 2014, Roebling, New Jersey.
Virginia retired from Warren Snyder School in Bristol Borough after 28 years, moved to Tennessee and eventually settled in Roebling, New Jersey. She was a member of the Saints Francis and Clare Parish, taught CCD there and was professed to the Franciscan 3rd Order.  Among those surviving are her son, Mark, and his wife; two grandsons; her brother, Elwood;  her sister, Gloria and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. 7/14

  1965

James Edward Slocum, May 13, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5/14

Joseph F. Crawford, February 8, 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland.  2/14

Charles B. Coad, January 11, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.  1/14

    1967

Jean Biggs Lower, March 12, 2014.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Lower ’52.  3/14

    1968

William F. Ruschhaupt , M.D., March 1, 2014, Moreland Hills, Ohio.
William was an internist and specialist in vascular medicine and chairman of Global Patient Service at the Cleveland Clinic. Among those surviving is Williams wife, Susan.  Among those preceding him in death were his father, William Ruschhaupt ’36 and a brother, Thomas H. Ruschhaupt ’71. 3/14

    1969

Jean Ellen McGinley Carnahan, June 8, 2014, Bolivar, Ohio.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rick.  7/14

Patti Oberholtzer Llewellyn, January 21, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Patti’s survivors is her husband, Richard.  2/14

1970-1979
UPDART UPDATES 1971

THOMAS W JOHNSONThomas W. Johnson has been appointed chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich.  As chairman, Johnson now leads the 320-person agency overseeing the regulation of electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and commercial transportation companies in Ohio.  Previously, Thomas served for 22 years in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing Southeastern Ohio.  After leaving elected office, Thomas served as Governor Bob Taft’s director of the Office of Budget and Management from 1999 to 2006. There, he earned praise for crafting fiscally responsible budget policies and Ohio’s School Facilities Program. He also reviewed and made policy recommendations regarding the PUCO’s budget and Ohio’s transportation budget.  4/14

 

 

 


Rose M. Grant Tyson
retired in 2012 after 32 years with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board as an attorney advisor and as associate director - office of apeals counsel.  Prior to that, she was employed as a civil division trial attorney for a municipal government and as a criminal prosecutor for a county government.  She can be reached at rosemtyson@gmail.com. 4/14

  1974

DEBORAH BUSHDeborah E. Bush is managing editor of Dentist Profit Systems LLC and grant coordinator of The Preeclampsia Foundation.  She can be reached at DeborahEBush@gmail.com.  5/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONALD L BARRETTDonald  L. Barrett retired in 2008 after 32 years with the Columbus Health Department as the food safety education coordinator and registered sanitarian for the Environmental Division.  He now works with the Giant Eagle grocery stores as the food safety/safety specialist for Ohio. Don was also recently elected to serve on the Ohio Retail Food Service Advisory Council.  He can be reached at barrett6855@msn.com.  1/14

    1975

RICK HILLRick Hill is now the pastor of The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.  He is also starting a new church, Jubal's Nation, which is a folk church that uses folk music from Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary; as well as traditional folk music to explore the themes from scripture. Rick can be reached at axman_22801@yahoo.com.  4/14

    1977

Tim Campbell retired from his teaching position with the Columbia Local Schools in Columbia Station, Ohio.  He had 37 years in the classroom, and, at the time of his retirement, was chair for the English Department. Tim can be reached at timothycampbell@msn.com. 6/14

    1978

Nancy Stillman Gulden has retired from the Olmsted Falls City Schools in Ohio after 36 years of teaching.  She plans to pursue college level instruction or student teaching supervision.  Until then, travel is in her immediate plans.  She can be reached at ngulden_43@yahoo.com.  7/14

Donald W. Majcher has been named chief executive officer and managing partner of BDS, Incorporated, a business advisory and growth services firm in Westlake, Ohio.  In his new role, Donald will work with clients in the areas of strategic planning, operations, capital connections and financial restructuring.  In November, 2013, he was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores, a group of individuals recognized by the Governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Membership in the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s Governor in recognition for outstanding contributions to the economic development of the State of Ohio.  7/14

  1979

Mark Thomas and his wife, Ronda Lee Thomas ’80, have moved from Tempe, Arizona, to the greater Boston area.  Mark has accepted the position of director of the library for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Center for Urban Ministerial Education.  The center is located in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  4/14

 

DONALD L MASONDonald L. Mason has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. He is Of Counsel attorney with Roetzel and Andress, LPA, where he focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  3/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEVIN PECKKevin Peck was inducted into the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Ohio State High School Wrestling Tournament. Kevin, who was a member of Muskingum’s OAC championship wrestling team in 1979, coached for 21 years and was the head coach at Licking Heights High School and Westerville South High School. He retired from teaching in 2012 after 32 years. His son, Nate Peck ’15 is a junior at Muskingum and is a member of the cross country and track teams.  3/14

 

 

 

 

 






David Briggs
is theatre director for the City of High Point, North Carolina, a member of the board of the High Point Arts Council and is a member of the NC Presenters Consortium.   He can be reached at ]: dsbriggs56@gmail.com.  2/14

Donald L. Mason, of Roetzel and Andress, LPA, has been named to the 2013-14 list of Who’s Who in Energy, published by American City Business Journals. The list is comprised of key players in the energy field from across the United States, including top executives representing exploration, production, distribution, law and more.  Don focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  Don earned his law degree from Capital Law School. 12/13

MARRIAGES 1970

None

BIRTHS 1970 None
UPDART DEATHS 1970

Charles L. Herron, May 19, 2014, Trinway, Ohio.  5/14

James P. Allen, January 30, 2014, Newark, Ohio.
James is survived by his wife, Pamela, and his parents, Doris Finley Allen ’46 and James Allen ’48. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Allen Gerber ’94G.  2/14

    1971

Erika Holmstrup Steinbauer, March 3, 2014, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 
Among those surviving is Erika’s brother, Robert M. Holmstrup ’68.  4/14

  1972

Terry E. Morgan, December 9, 2013, Quaker City, Ohio. 
Among Terry’s survivors is his wife, Janet Frame Morgan ’69, ’05G.  12/13. 

 


DEBORAH MEYER BUSTADeborah Meyer Busta
, November 8, 2013, Bath, Ohio. 
Deborah is survived by her husband, Michael Busta.  Michael can be reached at mjbusta@roadrunner.com. 12/13

    1973

Deborah Ray Smith, February 7, 2014, Adairsville, Georgia.  3/14

    1974

Hilma Rehard Thomas, June 7, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Hilma was preceded in death by her husband, William.  6/14

    1976

Linda S. Carroll, March 1, 2013, Silver Springs, Maryland.  2/14

1980-1989
UPDART UPDATES 1981

ADAMS AND TRIPLETTGreg Adams has been selected as the 2013 Child of Appalachia honoree by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.  The Child of Appalachia initiative is designed to instill Appalachian Ohio's citizens with pride in their region and confidence in their ability to succeed. As a fulltime volunteer director for the Ohio Appalachian Business Council, Greg has supported the incubation of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, a regional economic development organization and JobsOhio Network partner. He is also a successful entrepreneur, launching and building Resource Systems with fellow Muskie Larry Triplett, seen here at right. In addition to service on a variety of boards and civic groups, Greg is the CEO of TDPI Ventures and has served as mayor of New Concord since 1986.  The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation creating opportunities for Appalachian Ohio's citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. Each year, the foundation recognizes its Child of Appalachia honoree, an outstanding individual for his or her work in giving back to Appalachian Ohio.  12/13

    1983

DONNA MILLER KRIVASDonna Miller Krivas has been working for the last year as an IT consultant based in Phoenix, Arizona, following more than 20 years in project and program management. Donna is employed by Forsythe Technology and spent the last year commuting to the San Francisco Bay area each week to work with a major financial services client.  She welcomes the opportunity to connect with fellow Muskies at dkrivas49@gmail.com.  7/14

    1987

Scott David Johnson completed a master’s degree in special education in December, 2013 and has accepted a new teaching position in special education at the New Haven School in Nelson County, Kentucky.   He can be reached at sdjgopack@roadrunner.com.  7/14

    1988

Joe Perorazio now lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with his partner David Gray and is employed as a cataloger with Ingram Content Group in nearby LaVergne.  Joe can be reached at joe19660307@hotmail.com.  7/14

Benjamin E. Davis has been promoted to senior director, Newspaper Operations for the Anderson Independent Mail, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Anderson, South Carolina. This promotion follows a 26-year career working in various roles for Scripps’ Treasure Coast Newspapers, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Benjamin can be reached at ben.davis@independentmail.com.  7/14

MARRIAGES 1980

None

UPDART BIRTHS 1980

None

UPDART DEATHS 1984

Phillip Wayne Morrow, June 7, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio.  1/14

Alec Beam Kirby, January 13, 2014, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Among those surviving iis Alec’s wife, Mary Ellen.  1/14

    1989

Karen Manning Semersky, October 10, 2013, Monclova, Ohio.  5/14

1990-1999
updart UPDATES 1993

DAVE TINKERDave Tinker ’10G, CFRE has received the Outstanding Fund Raising Executive Award from the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He was given this award for his work raising millions of dollars for charity, for his published articles on fundraising and technology and for teaching fundraising at numerous local, regional, national and international conferences.  Dave is vice president of advancement for ACHIEVA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as an adjunct faculty member of Muskingum's Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology program and an instructor for the Muskingum Analysis Certificate Program. 12/13

    1994

AMY PALMER HAINESReverend Amy Palmer Haines has been appointed as the new assistant to the district superintendent for the Northwest Plains District of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Amy has served churches in Northwest Plains District for the past 15 years as a United Methodist minister. She and her family reside in Ottawa, Ohio, and Amy can be reached at ahaines@wocumc.org.  7/14

    1995

CHRIS WOOLARDChris Woolard, director of accountability for the Ohio Department of Education, has earned the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2014 State Data Leader Award.  He was recognized for his efforts to ensure that Ohio educators have easy access to timely, relevant student data and for the training necessary to use the data in the most useful and efficient way.   DQC’s recognition program awards policymakers, district leaders and advocates who have demonstrated a focus on using education data to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement in four categories.  3/14

    1997

Jim Johnson has accepted the position of director of information and educational technology in the Morgan Local School District in McConnelsville, Ohio. At Muskingum, he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a secondary education certification.  He also holds a master of education degree from Ohio University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty. Jim completed his doctoral degree at Indiana State University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty.  He can be reached at jimthetechguy@gmail.com.  4/14

JOHNS KELEEYReverend Ellie Johns-Kelley has joined The Presbyterian Foundation as Ministry Relations officer, serving the Northeast. Ellie will partner with pastors and other ministry leaders to create or enhance their stewardship programs and assist donors in meeting their philanthropic and financial goals. Following her graduation from Muskingum, Ellie earned her master of divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2000.  She and her husband are living in Pittsburgh.  1/14

UPDART MARRIAGES 1993

Jennifer Zornow married Jeff Allen on April 5, 2014, in Pismo Beach, California. Victoria Paul Dean ’94 and Danielle Logsdon Steinhouser ’95 attended the wedding.  Jennifer can be reached at jenzornow@gmail.com.  5/14

UPDART BIRTHS 1990

None

UPDART DEATHS 1994

Craig M. Daniels, May 22, 2014, Cambridge, Ohio.
Craig is survived by his wife, Vicky Costanzo Daniels ’93.  6/14

2000s
UPDART UPDATES 2000

Adam R. Tilton has completed a master of science degree in management in human resources.  12/13

    2007

Caroline Jeannette Padro Dietz has graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a specialization in immunology.  At Muskingum, she earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. The title of Caroline’s dissertation was A Study of the Distal Molecular Mechanism by which Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Stimulation on a B Cell Regulates IgE Production. During her time in the laboratory of Dr. Virginia M. Sanders, Caroline earned numerous travel awards and honors and regularly gave talks at national conferences. Her work resulted in a first author publication the Journal of Immunology, titled Adrenergic Regulation of IgE Involves Modulation of CD23 and ADAM10 Expression on Exosomes and several review articles. Caroline is married to Ben Dietz.  1/14

    2008 Marc Behrendt earned his Ph.D. in science curriculum and instruction from Ohio University’s Patton College of Education in May, 2014.  Marc can be reached at fossilprep@aol.com.  5/14
UPDART MARRIAGES 2011

Jeffrey Storz married Alice Queen-Storz on September 14, 2013.  Muskies in the wedding were Mark Steiner ’10, Katie Stoneman ’10, Chelsea Conley ’12 and Forrest Wright ’12.  Jeffrey is working at the J. M. Smucker Company in its research and development corporate department.  His wife is working for the Victim Assistance Program in Akron as a court advocate.  She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Akron University in 2013.   5/14

TRIANGLE BIRTHS 2003 Maddex Robert born January 10, 2014 to Matthew Schreiber and his wife, Ami. Maddex was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  4/14 
    2004

Hudson was born on March 9, 2014 to Stephanie Flammang Krall and her husband, Billy.  7/14

 

ISAAC WILLIAMSIsaac Rodger was born on June 20, 2014 to Kristin Williams and her husband, Lucas.  Isaac, who joins two brothers, weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long.  The family resides in Kent, Ohio.  7/14

  2005

Caleb Alexander was born on April 14, 2014 to Erica McDaniel Mackley and her husband, Benjamin.  Among the many proud relatives are great-grandparents Joe McDaniel ’56 and Pat McDaniel ’60.  Erica can be reached at Ericamackley@gmail.com.  7/14


LUCAS BRIAN Lucas Brian was born to Carrie Wilson Scheetz on September 13, 2013.  Lucas weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.  Carrie can be reached at carriew0630@gmail.com.  4/14

    2006

Lillian Marie was born on April 1, 2014 to Stephanie Cattran and her husband, Kevin.  7/14

    2008

Colt Charles was born on April 18, 2014, to Jessica Swann Youngen and her husband, Thad.  Colt, their second child, was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.  Jessica can be reached at jesantwon@gmail.com.  7/14

updart DEATHS 2000

None

Faculty & Friends
UPDATES  

George "Sonny" Alfman and his wife, Lyn, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 29, 2013.  Sonny worked at Muskingum for 12 years as broadcast engineer for WMCO radio and TV, from which he retired in 2006.  12/13

MARRIAGES   None
BIRTHS  

None

UPDART DEATHS  

Wendell W. Litt, June 9, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Wendell is the father of Muskingum University Trustee and past Alumni Council President Gordon F. Litt ’80, who survives.   Also surviving are Wendell’s wife, Bernice Finley Litt ’55; daughter, Susan Litt Ballantine ’82; son-in-law, Kenneth R. Ballantine ’77 and two grandchildren, Abigail Ballantine Pardon ’12 and Wade H. Litt ’11.  Preceding him in death was a son, David W. Litt ’78.  6/14

George H. Heilmeier, April 21, 2014, Plano, Texas.
George was an electrical engineer who in the 1960s helped invent the liquid crystal display (LCD) technology that is now used in telephones, watches, computer monitors and flat-screen televisions.  Among those surviving are his wife, Janet Faunce Heilmeier ’61, their daughter and three grandchildren.  5/14 

Fred J. Sharkey, February 11, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Fred worked in Muskingum’s Physical Plant department.  Among his survivors is his wife, Kathy.  2/14

Roberta Smith, January 20, 2014, Jupiter, Florida. 
Roberta was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Arndt Poland '09.  2/14

Esther Harding Browning, January 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Esther retired from Aramark Food Service in 1999 after 38 years of service.  She was known to many students as “Grandma.”  1/14

Mary C. Jones, December 15, 2013.  1/14

Patricia Ann Ellertson, January 4, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Pat served Muskingum as director of public relations for 29 years, and also as a professor of speech and communication.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jud.  1/14