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Marriages & Unions:
(2010 unless otherwise noted)
’84 and Jeffrey Nagel, March 21
Joan M. Williams
’84 and Willie James Jarrell, Sept. 6, 2009
’89 and W. Philip Wentworth, June 6, 2009
’93 and Christopher Sullivan, Feb. 22, 2009
’96 and Nicole Oestreich (UNH ’96), Dec. 5, 2009
Kristina N. Weston
’97 and Michael E. Amilov, Nov. 15, 2009
’98 and Sarah Brooks, March 12, 2009
’00 and Laura Smith, July 2008
’00 and Jonathan O’Keefe, March 20
’01 and Brian Eastwood, Oct. 4, 2009
’01 and Christopher Anderson, March 4
’03 and Jeremy Kidde, Aug. 8, 2009
’03 and Aaron Shamshoian, July 2009
’03 and William A. Fossey, May 23, 2009
’03 and Amber Fontaine, Feb. 20
’04 and John Boxberger, Nov. 6, 2009
’04 and Margot Lowenstein, March 6
Craig Cerone Jr
’06 and Emily Colahan ’06, Jan. 30, 2009
’06 and Chelsea Swank ’06, March 20
’06 and Joseph Piccola, Sept. 13, 2009
Births & Adoptions:
(2010 unless otherwise noted)
To Joseph T. Murphy
’81 and Sharon Gibson: Haylee, June 28, 2009
To Craig T. Shouldice
’88 and Carla: Owen Lewis, Jan. 29, joining Téa
To Todd Squilanti
’90 and Maria: Mark, Aug. 18, 2009, joining Julianna and Karina
To Christopher and Jennifer
Ochsner ’93 Sullivan: Matthew, Nov. 30, 2009
To Marshall Reid
’93 and Margo: Leo, Dec. 30, 2009, joining a sister
To Denniston Reid
’94 and Charlene: Kennedy Marie, April 27, 2009
To Kathleen Bennett
’95 and Philip Zaccheo: Evan Michael, Dec. 1, 2009
To Brandon Himoff
’95 and Caressa: Tessa Claire, Nov. 12, 2009, joining Callie
To Robert Knight
’95 and Amanda: Thomas Jack, Feb. 14, 2010, joining Alex
To Andrew Prescott
’95 and Catherine: Celia Dove, Feb. 21, joining Connor and Austen
To Doug and Caryn Sokolow
’95 Putchat: Marlye Joy, Oct. 9, 2009
To Marc and Kristen Carver
’96 Giordano: Max Stratton, Feb. 18, joining Ryan
To Tim Bollin
’97 and Laurie: Avery Marie, Nov. 19, 2009, joining Shay, Timmy,
’97 and Evan Mingle ’97 Brooke: Finnegan, Jan. 20, joining
To Adam and Victoria Gabriel
’97 Foster: Joseph Gabriel, July 21, 2009, joining George and
To Derek and Amy Grennan
’97 Werner: Ava and Brooke, Feb. 9
To Matt and Dara Lucks
’97 Bellace: Roy Justin, Nov. 13, 2009
To Whitney Sayia
’97 and John Reid: Ella Suzanne, Dec. 7, 2009
To Matthew and Cindy Weener
’97 Remis: William Michael, March 12, joining Abby and Emma
To Mark Hayes
’98 and Alicia: Zoe Seiger, Dec. 15, 2009
To Justin LaCorte
’98 and Susanne: Brayden, Jan. 23, joining Carter
To Michael Remey
’98 and Aimee: McKenna Winifred, Feb. 18, joining Greyson
To Josh and Jill Axelrod
’99 Linder: Anna Juliet, Feb. 28
To Eric and Jessica Chaset
’99 McGranahan: Ellie Grace, March 8, joining Angus
’99 and Victoria Armellino
’00 Fine: Ethan J., May 30, 2009
To Matt and Deborah
’99 Baum: Max Charles, Jan. 15, joining Beatrice
To David Schwarz
’99 and Kristen: Hayden, Nov. 12, 2009
To Chris and Lony-Ann
’99 Sheehan: Tucker, Oct. 20, 2009
To Drew and Kate Berry
’00 Tompkins: Jacob Simon, Feb. 2
To Gavin and Jennifer Craft
’00 Hogan: Lindsey, Aug. 14, 2009, joining Ashley
’00 and Sarah Hilmer ’99 DuBois: David, Oct. 31, 2009
To Francis and Melinda Hains
’00 Willard: Carys Rhea, Oct. 12, 2009
To Jason and Erika Huther
’00 Clark: Tabor Joseph, Dec. 23, 2009
To Scott and Magnolia Levy
’00 Grossman: Lilac Emmeline, Feb. 18
To James and Lisa McClelland
’00 Hoppes: Adah Elizabeth Morgan, Aug. 13, 2009
’00 and Kristin Minnick ’01 Munson: Katherine, Nov. 18,
To Freddy and Kristin Bailey
’01 Ferbert: Frederick Winzer, Oct. 29, 2009
’01 and Amy Hargrave ’03 Leo: Jonathan David, Sept. 30,
2009, joining Joshua
To Matt and Callie Raspuzzi
’01 Stewart: Sylvia Maryann, Jan. 27
To William Robinson
’01 and Lindsay: Luke, July 2, 2009, joining Liam
To Gary Braham
’02 and Mellissa: Cassidy Mae, Jan. 6
To Darren Gertler
’02 and Yvette Pettersen-White: Dean Robert, Jan. 6
To Joshua and Devin Hallett
’02 Snyder: Zachary Aaron, Oct. 8, 2009
To Michael and Maeve
’02 Bergan: Ciaran Michael, Feb. 12, joining Declan
’03 and Allison Cochran ’03 Shirley: Andrew Christian,
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Frank J. Miller MA’64
Mark D. Bookbinder ’74
David W. Anderson ’75
Francisco G. Irby ’81
Richard S. Grunther ’88
Evan G. Steinberg ’90
Eric D. Anderson ’91
Se Joon Kim ’95
Jennifer A. Slyker ’97
Steven J. Matthews ’03
runs deceased notices on all alumni, current and former faculty members,
honorary degree recipients, and staff members and others whom the
determine would be well known to alumni.
H. Guyford Stever
’38, April 9, 2010. Phi Beta Kappa. PhD, California Institute
of Technology, 1941. He contributed to seminal research on radar during
World War II and developed international cooperation among scientists
in radar and guided missile work. After the war, he became a professor
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then took leave to be
chief scientist at the Air Force. Helping establish NASA in the late
1950s, he was a key player in the nation’s space program. In 1965
he became president of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and 2 years
later led its merger with the Mellon Institute of Research, becoming
Carnegie Mellon University. He led the school until 1972, when he became
director of the National Science Foundation and science adviser to
Richard Nixon. Nixon abolished the White House Office of Science and
Technology, but when Congress reestablished it in 1976, President Gerald
Ford asked Stever to lead it. After the space shuttle Challenger
in 1986, Stever was appointed by the National Research Council to lead
a panel of experts who served as independent watchdogs over the
of the shuttle’s booster rockets. For this and other successful
he was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1991 and the National
Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award in 1997. His wife of 58 years,
Louise, predeceased him. He is survived by 2 sons including H. Guyford
Jr ’70, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, his sister, and his niece Vicki
Richard M. Davis
’39, March 13, 2010. Phi Beta Kappa, Austen Colgate Scholar. US
Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Cornell University: MA, 1941; PhD, 1949.
A retired economics professor, he had taught at Lehigh University as
well as the University of Oregon, where he was professor emeritus.
John T.C. Low
’39, March 15, 2010. Theta Chi, swimming; class editor ’94-’99.
JD, Columbia University, 1942. He practiced law in several locations
before becoming head of the Trust Department of Deposit Guaranty Bank
in 1972. Later, he established the law firm of Low and Furby. He was
predeceased by his wife, Jeanie. He is survived by a daughter,
and several nieces and nephews.
David C. Thurber
’39, February 20, 2010. Phi Tau, track, concert orchestra. US
Army Medical Corps. MD, University of Rochester. He practiced internal
medicine for 25 years in Rochester, N.Y. He then served as the in-house
physician for Nazareth College before working at the Kodak medical
for 15 years prior to retirement. He was predeceased by his father,
Arthur 1909, his brother, Stephen ’41, his sister, and uncles John
1906 and Clarence 1912. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, a daughter,
a son, 2 nieces, a nephew, 2 stepdaughters, and many grandchildren.
Robert M. Finlay
’40, April 7, 2010. Delta Phi Alpha, ski club. US Navy, WWII.
He was a production manager in the advertising field in Boston and New
York. Prior to retirement, he was the VP of Collier Graphics. He was
predeceased by his wife, Trudy, and his sister. He is survived by 2
sons including James ’68, 2 daughters-in-law, 2 daughters, 10
and 3 great-grandchildren.
Richard W. Rogers
’40, February 14, 2010. Kappa Delta Rho. US Public Health Service,
WWII. DDS, Case Western Reserve University. He practiced dentistry in
Warren, Ohio, for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty,
2 daughters, 4 sons, a sister, 15 grandchildren, and 3
Douglas Brown Jr.
’41, February 7, 2010. Alpha Tau Omega, Maroon, Salmagundi,
Konosioni, Maroon Key, student government, wrestling, cross country.
US Army, WWII. MBA, New York University, 1953. He was the manager of
the Park Avenue Office Branch of the Bank of New York for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, 3 sons, 7 grandchildren, and nieces
’41, February 7, 2010. Phi Delta Theta, Konosioni, football, boxing,
wrestling. US Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after 26 years
and became a flight instructor at Riverside Airport as well as an
of aviation at Riverside City College (CA). He is survived by a
2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Clarence A. Heuer
’41, April 10, 2010. Sigma Chi, basketball, football. Military
Police Corps, WWII. After the war, he began a career in the surety bond
business that would lead to his position as a principal in the Puritan
Agency. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn. He is survived by a
daughter, 3 sons, 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a nephew,
and 2 nieces.
Robert W. Jenkins
’41, March 1, 2010. Phi Gamma Delta, baseball, swimming, chorus.
He was a retired commercial pilot. He was predeceased by his wife,
He is survived by a son, a daughter, and his grandchildren including
Andrew J. Ryan
’41, March 12, 2010. Phi Kappa Psi, Konosioni, Salmagundi,
cheerleading, student government, soccer. He owned 2 auto dealerships
in Rome, N.Y., before founding A.J. Ryan Real Estate, which he operated
with his daughter and son-in-law. He was predeceased by his wife,
He is survived by 5 children, 17 grandchildren, and 26
Frank E. Sayer Jr.
’41, February 14, 2010. Salmagundi, Maroon, Konosioni,
International Relations Council, cheerleader, student government. US
Army, WWII. He owned and operated E. Sayer and Son, a grocery and real
estate business in Oswego, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, a
daughter, 3 sons including Steven ’74, 8 grandchildren, and 3
Wefel W. Warner
’41, March 19, 2010. Sigma Chi, basketball; Alumni Corporation
Board, 1986-1989. US Army; French Croix de Guerre, 3 battle stars, and
4 overseas service bars. He was chairman emeritus of Merchants Bonding
Company, where he was employed for more than 60 years. He co-founded
Nations Bonding Company in Austin, Texas, and was past president of
Northern Casualty Company. He was predeceased by his first wife, a son,
and a great-grandson. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, a daughter,
a daughter-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3
John H. Fowler
’42, May 19, 2009. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He was retired from his
career in sales. He was predeceased by his
Lyndsay ’38. He is survived by his wife, Burnice, 2 sons, and a
George E. Schott
’42, April 25, 2010. Commons Club, Washington, DC, Study Group,
International Relations Council, Maroon Key, debate. JD, Cornell
1943. He began practicing law in New York City before moving to Elmira,
N.Y., to work as a mortgage officer while continuing a limited practice
of law. In 1966 he opened his own law firm and managed a branch of an
abstract corporation. In 1970 he started his own abstract business,
which he sold in 1988 but continued to work part-time there until 2002.
His wife of 65 years, Norrinne, predeceased him. He is survived by a
son, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, his brother,
his brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
Adrian F. Persico
’44, February 8, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, basketball. US Army,
Korean War. MD, New York Medical College, 1947. He was a general
physician in Freeport, N.Y., until his retirement in 1993. At times,
he was president of Lydia Hall Hospital and was a member of its
committee. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine. He is survived
by 2 sons including Alan ’76, a daughter, and 2 grandchildren.
Norman J. McGowan
’46, September 4, 2008. Theta Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Austen Colgate
Scholar. US Army, 1942-1945. He was in sales for many years before
president of State-Wide Counseling Service in Rochester, N.Y. He was
predeceased by his wife, Margaret. He is survived by 2 sons, 2
his brother, his cousin, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and
several nieces and nephews.
Frederic S. Knight
’47, March 22, 2010. Colgate Thirteen, chorus, soccer. US Marine
Corps. A colonel in the Marine Corps, he served in WWII, the Korean
War, and Vietnam. For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Legion
of Merit with a V for valor. He retired in 1972 and then worked in sales
for several years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, their children,
and a grandson.
Gunnar E. Sydow
’48, April 14, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Phi Alpha. US Air
Force. DDS, Columbia University, 1952. He was a retired dental
He is survived by his wife.
Roger S. Ingalls
’49, October 27, 2009. Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Austen
Colgate Scholar, George Cobb Award. US Army, 1943-1946. He was retired
from his position as president of the insurance underwriters Chubb &
Son Inc. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and 2 sons.
Homer B. Lydecker
’49, February 20, 2010. Sigma Chi, International Relations Council.
US Navy. He was president of his own real estate and insurance company
in Nyack, N.Y. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lilly, and his
cousin Doane ’57. Surviving are his wife, Wanda, 3 sons, a daughter,
9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, stepchildren, and
Donald M. Shaw
’49, February 20, 2010. Kappa Delta Rho, Outing Club. US Army,
1944-1946. He was a manager at Uniform Maintenance Co., becoming a vice
president, and later owned the Literary Lion Book Store. He is survived
by his wife, Barbara, 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 5 grandchildren.
Roy T. Anderson Jr.
’50, January 17, 2010. Sigma Chi, Maroon, International
Relations Council, Outing Club. US Army, WWII. His career began at
Publishing Co., where he continuously advanced until retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 10
and a great-grandchild.
Douglas R. Hamilton
’50, March 8, 2010. Phi Kappa Tau, Outing Club, Colgate Thirteen,
chorus, marching band. He was president and owner of a highway equipment
company before leaving to start a sign business, which he sold in 1994.
His wife, Marjorie, predeceased him. He is survived by 2 daughters,
a stepson, and a cousin.
Raymond F. Jahn Jr.
’50, September 9, 2007. Theta Chi, Outing Club. US Navy, WWII;
ATO ribbon, Victory Medal. He had a sales and marketing career with
the Union Carbide Corporation. He is survived by 2 sons and a daughter.
Charles N. Ludlow
’50, February 28, 2010. Phi Kappa Psi, psychology club. US Navy,
WWII. His 35-year business career began in New York City, in
sales, with Allied Chemical, Occidental Petroleum, and Ruco Polymers.
He was predeceased by a son. He is survived by his wife, Joan, 2 sons,
5 grandchildren, and his sister.
Donald R. Scott
’50, December 16, 2009. Lambda Chi Alpha, soccer. US Navy. He
worked with the Nestlé Company in market research and later changed
his career path to purchasing and materials management consulting with
several New England companies. He is survived by his wife, Della, 2
daughters, a son, a granddaughter, and 3 grandsons.
John H. Goewey
’51, April 17, 2010. Delta Upsilon, ROTC, baseball. US Air Force,
Korean Conflict. LLB, Harvard Law School, 1956. He began his law career
as a trial attorney for Gaston, Snow, Motley & Holt. In 1973, he
established his own law office, where he practiced until retirement.
He also taught at Suffolk Law School and Clark University. He is
by his wife, Gloria, 5 children, and 6 grandchildren.
David L. Mueller
’51, March 26, 2010. Theta Chi, swimming. BDiv, Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary; PhD, Duke University. He was a professor emeritus
at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. After his
retirement in 1995, he was visiting professor at the Presbyterian
in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, a son, a
and 3 grandchildren.
Updike ’51, January 23, 2010. Lambda Chi Alpha, hockey. MBA,
1957. He worked briefly with IBM before moving to Germany and taking
a leading role in the candy company Fr Kaiser GmbH, remaining there
until his retirement in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, 2
a son, his brother Edwin II ’47, and 6 grandchildren.
J. Clayton Noia
’53, MA’57, November 17, 2009. Phi Kappa Psi, Maroon,
Masque and Triangle. US Marine Corps. He taught English and served as
headmaster at several college preparatory schools, and was a published
novelist. He is predeceased by his brother, Richard C. ’50.
Stephen S. Humes
’54, February 20, 2010. Sigma Nu, ROTC, golf. US Air Force. He
was a commodities trader for 35 years at Merrill Lynch until retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and
Peter D. Anderson
’56, February 27, 2010. Phi Kappa Psi, WRCU, ROTC. US Air Force.
Throughout his career, he worked in sales, insurance, and investment
banking. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 4 children, 2
9 grandchildren, and his brother, David ’59.
Gerald R. Holland
’56, March 2, 2010. Alpha Tau Omega, Alumni Memorial Scholar,
student government, sailing club, chorus. US Army. MBA, Shippensburg
University, 1957. He graduated from Officer’s Candidate School in
1958, rose to the rank of colonel, and retired in 1985. He then joined
Camber Corporation as general manager and VP of the Washington office,
retiring in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Avonelle, 2 sons, a
7 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and several
nieces and nephews.
Ralph M. Antone
’58, February 12, 2010. Phi Kappa Psi, Konosioni, Newman Club,
baseball, football, lacrosse. He was semi-retired and working in the
petroleum industry. He is survived by his wife, Donna, 3 sons, a
8 grandchildren, a brother, and many other relatives.
Lawrence M. Griffin
’58, March 3, 2010. Phi Kappa Tau, Mu Pi Delta, chorus, marching
and pep band, track, student government. MS, SUNY Cortland. A lifelong
educator, he retired as an elementary school principal in Cassadaga
Valley Central School District (N.Y.) in 1992. He is survived by his
wife, Joan, a daughter, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2
Peter H. Ill
’58, August 6, 2009. Alpha Tau Omega, Outing Club, swimming, sailing
club, marching band. US Army. He worked for more than 30 years with
Hoffman La Roche as a hospital sales representative before retiring
in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Maryann, 2 daughters, a son, 3
siblings, and 17 grandchildren.
Thomas W.V. Biggs
’59, November 14, 2009. Sigma Nu, Maroon, chorus. US Army.
After graduation, he worked with the Borden Company in New York as a
sales marketing associate. He later moved to Florida and joined Palm
Beach Newspapers Inc. as a pressman.
Michael L. Freedman
’59, February 16, 2010. Maroon, Konosioni, Hillel, student
government. MD, Tufts University, 1963. His medical career included
serving as a surgeon for the National Institutes of Health as well as
a physician at New York University Medical Center and assistant
at the medical school. He is survived by his wife, Cora, a son, a
3 granddaughters, and a sister.
James M. Creedon
’60, March 2, 2010. Maroon, Newman Club, physics club.
US Army, Cuban Missile Crisis. MBA, New York University. In his career,
he held various positions including investment analyst, trader, and
portfolio manager with such institutions as AXA Equitable and Citicorp.
He was predeceased by his brother John. He is survived by 3 brothers
as well as 4 nieces and nephews.
Joel B. Day
’60, March 31, 2010. US Army. A TV and radio broadcaster, he worked
for numerous stations before founding Key Chain Inc. in the Florida
Keys. After selling Key Chain, he served as VP and general manager for
both Paxson Communications and Clear Channel. In his latter years, he
turned from radio broadcasting to radio brokerage, and later formed
Day Broadcasting. He was predeceased by his father, Harold ’28, and
uncle Charles ’24. He is survived by his wife, Lee, 2 daughters
Neva ’91, a son, and a grandson.
William C. Shoen
’61, March 20, 2010. Baseball, football, marching band. US Army,
Vietnam War. Following his military service, he was a salesman. He is
survived by 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, a sister, and 4 nephews.
William F. Gallagher Jr.
’63, February 27, 2010. Delta Upsilon, Newman Club, basketball,
football. JD, Syracuse University, 1966. He was a partner of the law
firm Basloe, Basloe and Gallagher in Herkimer, N.Y., for many years.
He was later employed as the regional attorney for the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation until his retirement in 2007.
He is survived by 3 sons, a daughter, 5 grandchildren, a brother, 3
sisters, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Everett G. Foster
’64, February 20, 2010. Phi Gamma Delta, Outing Club, swimming.
Navy Reserve, 1964-1965. MBA, Boston University, 1967. He had a career
in stock brokerage and was managing director of RBC Wealth Management
at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Judith, his
Katherine ’93, and a son.
William Luther King II
’64, March 26, 2010. Mu Pi Delta, Austen Colgate Scholar, WRCU,
Maroon, chorus. University of Hawaii: MA, 1968; MBA, 1976; JD, 1976.
He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand 1964–1966. He then became
an instructor in the Law and Trade Program, Foundation for American
Chinese Cultural Exchanges in Shanghai. In 1979, he began working for
a civil rights law firm. After moving to another firm and specializing
in intellectual property law, he retired in 2003. He is survived by
his sister, 2 brothers, a niece, a nephew, an aunt, and a cousin.
Mark E. Leonardi
’64, March 4, 2010. Phi Society, baseball. MBA, Boston University.
His banking career was predominantly with Nashua Trust Company in New
Hampshire, where he served as senior loan officer and secretary of the
board of directors. He is survived by his wife, Lenore, a daughter,
a son, 4 granddaughters, and his brother and sister.
William L. Hunsberger
’68, April 13, 2007. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Maroon. He worked
for many years at Eastman Kodak, beginning in its physics research
in Rochester, N.Y. He later started WLH Communications and
He is survived by his wife, Gail, a son, a daughter, his father, a
and a grandson.
Walter A. Jandura MA’69,
December 11, 2009. BA, Rutgers University. A writer and editor, he
at Commerce Clearing House and Simpson’s in Toronto, Canada.
Ann Parrott Cochran
’71, MA’79, March 21, 2010. Debate club. She was a psychology
professor at SUNY Morrisville for 28 years, retiring in December 2000.
She was predeceased by her son and her brother. She is survived by her
husband, John, 2 children, a brother and sister-in-law, her
5 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
David R. Sheldon
’74, March 17, 2010. Phi Kappa Tau. BS, Roger Williams University,
1987; MS, University of Rhode Island, 1990. He was a civil engineer
for DEM, DOT, and DOA for 30 years before retiring. His last position
was with Thielsch Engineering in Cranston, R.I. He was also an adjunct
professor at CCRI and Roger Williams University, as well as a
land surveyor. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, a daughter, 2 sons,
and a cousin.
John A. Ciraldo
’78, April 18, 2010. Phi Kappa Psi, rugby. JD, Fordham University,
1981. He was president, shareholder, and director of Perkins Thompson
in Portland, Maine. His legal expertise was in trials and appeals in
the federal court and business litigation. He also was an adjunct law
professor at the University of Maine. He is survived by his wife,
3 children, his parents, and his brother.
Geoffrey H. Davis
’78, MAT’81, April 1, 2010. Phi Delta Theta. PhD, University
at Albany, 1993. Having dedicated his professional life to education,
his career began at Waterville Central School (N.Y.) as a science
In 1982, he joined the Little Falls City School District as assistant
principal and went on to become elementary and then high school
From 1988–1996 he was superintendent of the district and was then
appointed district superintendent of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES,
where he last served. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, 3 children,
a brother, a sister, and 4 nieces and nephews.
Donald G. Hester MA’79,
February 18, 2010. He was an adjunct professor and administrator in
graduate admissions at Marist College. He is survived by 3 sons.
Alexander M. Browning
’81, June 20, 2008. MA, University of Kansas, 1985. A teacher,
he was most recently an instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Cheryl D. Gardiner Callahan
MA’82, October 21, 2008. She lived in Savannah, Ga., working as
a science teacher and head of the science department at the Savannah
Country Day School. She is survived by a daughter, 2 sons, and a
Barbara A. Whitney MA’85,
February 24, 2010. BA, College of St. Rose, 1960. She was a French and
English teacher for Herkimer High School (N.Y.) until her retirement
in 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, George. She is survived
by 2 sons, a daughter and son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and several
nephews, and cousins.
Lisa I. Ryland
’88, April 14, 2010. Alpha Chi Omega. She was predeceased by her
father, J. Conrad MacQuarrie ’56. She is survived by her husband,
John ’86, a son, and a daughter.
John D. Hubbard ’72, longtime Colgate photographer, writer, editor
(photo by Guy Danella)
The Scene lost one of its own when John D. Hubbard ’72 passed away on May 6. Despite
the fact that he had retired from Colgate in 2005, not a week goes by in the office that
we don’t come across one of his stories or photospreads in a back issue, or that a graduate being interviewed doesn’t ask about him. After all, John spent more than 25 years chronicling the life of the campus (and the Hamilton community) in photos and words, from the Scene and annual engagement calendar to admission, fundraising, academic, and athletics publications.
No matter the occasion, from the momentous to the mundane, John was seemingly always there, a familiar presence in his khaki vest, camera at the ready. But the peripatetic photographer could also park himself at his Mac and bang out a sparkling alumni profile in a single morning — all it needing? A simple proofreading polish.
With all the people he knew, he was always the one folks walked up to at events, and who made the necessary introductions.
His office was a drop-in destination for many — colleagues, students, and his own children. It had interesting scenery, too: amongst the family photos, heaps of books and documents, and boxes and boxes and boxes of slides and prints, a crinkly paper wasp nest, several fuzzy things (a mink pelt draped across his monitor, a dried-up bat), the skull of some rodent (woodchuck? beaver?). One never knew what he might bring in with him next.
John came into the Office of Communications in 1979 as photographer/writer. Over the years, he received several promotions: in 1989 to assistant editor of the Scene; in 1994 to assistant director of communications and associate editor of the Scene, in 1996 to associate director of communciations and managing editor of the Scene, and in 2001 to director of advancement communications.
Among his many awards and honors were a bronze medal in the Photographer of the Year competition, silver and bronze medals for two individual faculty portraits, silver awards for an admission prospectus and a campaign case statement, and two gold medals for documentary film production in 1985; and a bronze medal for periodical staff writing in the Scene in 1993, all from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 1994, the Alumni Corporation awarded him a Maroon Citation.
Following his retirement from Colgate in 2005, he was appointed director of public relations and development at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton and was later promoted to vice president for community services. He was well known to Madison County residents through his weekly newspaper column, “At the Hub.”
As a student, John was an English major, made the Dean’s List, was an active member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and worked as a freelance photographer as well as an athletic trainer.
After graduating, he worked for 6 1/2 years as sports editor and chief photographer for the Bennington (Vt.) Banner, where he won several awards. He also taught photography and freelanced for the Boston Globe, Vermont Life, Associated Press, and UPI.
John Hubbard, who died following a long battle with cancer, was born on June 20, 1949. He grew up in New Hartford, N.Y., and attended the Trinity-Pawling School. Among his
survivors are his wife, Mary Jo, his children Sarah, Sam, and Emma, and his grandchildren.
You can view a slideshow of some of John’s Colgate calendar photos by clicking here.
— Rebecca Costello