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Marriages & Unions
(2012 unless otherwise noted)
Andrea Lauren Mirabito ’98 and Marshall Abraham Frank, February 12
Joanne Heather Campbell ’03 and Mark Christopher Thompson, October 29, 2011
Births & Adoptions
(2012 unless otherwise noted)
To Jeannette Green ’91 and Rick Coley: Grayson Finnegan, December 7, 2011
To Patrick J. Convery ’95 and Molly: Erin, October 17, 2011
To Bonnie Engelbart ’95 and Marc Lefebvre: Elias, May 19, 2011
To Michael Aguilar ’96 and Anna: Max William, January 11, joining Michael, Taylor, and John
To Ryan H. Brown ’96 and Amy: Penelope Christine, October 10, 2011, joining Charlotte
To Adam and Victoria Gabriel ’97 Foster: Luke William, September 25, 2011, joining George, Samuel, and Joseph
To Elisabeth Goodridge ’97 and Ben Feller: Sam, June 8, 2011
To Brennan Keating ’98 and Jennifer: Hunter, February 14
To Tim ’98 and Jaime Caryl-Klika ’98: Finlay Cavan, May 2011, joining Quinlan and Arabella Fleur
To Amy Mason ’99 and Jonathan Wolff: Finn Mason and Henry Mason, February 3
To Mike Karle ’00 and Malina Janakat: Donovan Michael, January 27, joining Jocelyn
To Scott and Magnolia Levy ’00 Grossman: August Julianna, May 6, 2011, joining Lilac Emmeline
To Trevor ’00 and Katherine Waszkiewicz ’02 McCroskey: Christopher, March 31, 2011
To Byron Pool ’00 and Kay: Curran, June 14, 2011
To Tripp ’00 and Corinne Kaplan ’00 Rea: Cameron Wolfe, March 7
To Aislinn O’Callahan ’01 and David Etzold: “Lilly” Elizabeth Sarah, January 5
To Christopher and Brooke Hill ’01 Ooten: Sarah-Jane Flowers, January 27, joining Harrison and Watts
To Jann Vendetti ’01 and Gene Kwon: Corinne Soon-Young, March 7
To Justin C. Casazza ’02 and Jacquelyn: Will, May 19, 2011
To John and Christen Lewis ’02 Mueller: Hudson Randal, June 20, 2011
To Corey and Allison Stolz ’02 Allen: Dylan Isabelle, April 7, 2011
To Joe ’03 and Tracey Perazone ’04 Henderson: Elizabeth “Ellie” Violet, January 24
To Scott W. Herbst ’03 and Suzi: Scott W. Herbst Jr., January 31
To Maurice ’03 and Tamika McGowan ’04 Robertson: Marissa E.A., March 24, 2011
To Seamus and Renee Shaw ’04 Barron: Tiernan Shaw, October 28, 2011
To Steven Fuller ’08 and Meghan Reed ’07: Wesley Paul, January 25
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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.
Harry U. Blaisdell ’36,
January 30, 2012. New York University. Dedicating his career to mental
health services, he worked at the New York State Department of Mental
Hygiene, and then spent the last few years of employment as deputy
director of South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island. He was also
corporate treasurer of Nathan Kline Institute at Rockland Psychiatric
Center. His love of golf inspired him to design and build one of the
first courses on the grounds of a state hospital in Rockland. He was
predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by 2 daughters, a
son-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a brother and
Homer J. Mye Jr. ’41, February 2, 2012. Phi Delta Theta, Salmagundi, Scalp & Blade, Outing Club, chorus,
ski club, football. US Army, WWII. He was the president and owner of
Mye Lumber Co. He was predeceased by a brother. He is survived by his
wife of 60 years, Irene, 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a
Elmer F. Heinlein ’42, February 4, 2012. Kappa Delta Rho, Maroon Key, cheerleading, baseball. US Army, WWII. He worked as VP of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for 27 years and as a VP
and director of the Avon Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut. He was
predeceased by his first wife, Alice, and his son Robert ’69. He is
survived by his wife, Eunice, 4 children, and 9 grandchildren.
Robert C. Smith ’42, MA’42, January 26, 2012. Lambda Chi Alpha, Masque and Triangle, indoor track; class editor, 2008-2012.
US Army, WWII. In his career, he worked at the Mathieson Corporation
(Saltville, Va.), as a teacher at SUNY in Oneonta (N.Y.), as a
consultant for computer services with IBM in Roanoke (Va.) for 12 years,
and as director of MIS at Norfolk and Southern Railroads for 13 years
before retiring. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline; his
second wife, Aileen; his son; his son-in-law; and his brother. He is survived by his daughter, stepchildren, a sister-in-law, and many grandchildren.
Richard C. Nourse ’45, January 31, 2012. International relations council, debate society, student government. US Army, WWII. He worked as a reporter for the Syracuse Herald-Journal,
an advertising director with Lewis Grocer Company, and also was the
president of Kwikopy Inc. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen, a
brother, and a grandson. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, a
daughter, a son, 2 stepchildren, and 7 grandchildren.
Stanley A. Tsigounis ’45,
February 18, 2012. Phi Delta Theta, Maroon Key, cheerleading. US Marine
Corps: WWII, Purple Heart. After the military, he started his career as
a real estate developer in New Jersey and Florida. He is survived by
his wife, Anne, 4 children including Stan ’72, brother Jim ’50, a
sister, 7 grandchildren including Andrea Mayo ’04, 2
great-grandchildren, nephew Michael Carey ’74, and stepson Rick Calley
Henry D. Schodde ’47,
February 15, 2012. Phi Gamma Delta. US Navy: WWII, Korean War. Wharton
School of Business at University of Pennsylvania: MA, 1956. He had a
38-year career with Southwestern Bell and retired as executive VP of
personnel. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, 2 daughters, a
son-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.
James B. Shirreff ’48,
February 7, 2012. Delta Upsilon. US Navy, WWII. He began his geological
career with Tidewater, Inc. and then worked as a petroleum geologist
with the firm Degolyer and MacNaughton. He was predeceased by his wife,
Jean, and cousin William Davidson ’38. He is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and 2
Harold L. Bush ’49, February 4, 2012. Sigma Nu, student government, marching band. US Army Air Corp, WWII. Cornell
University: MNS, 1952. He worked in grain product sales at National
Distillers & Chemical Corp. for 30 years. He was predeceased by his
brother. He is survived by his wife, Edith, 3 children, 6 grandchildren,
and 2 great-grandchildren.
John H. Prunier ’52, February 7, 2012. Delta Upsilon, Newman Club, Young Democratic Club, student government, indoor track, cross country. US Army, Korean War. Cornell
Medical College: MD, 1956. Prior to practicing internal medicine as a
physician for 35 years in Connecticut, he served in the Army medical
corps and also researched genetics with Rockefeller University. He is
survived by his wife, Suzanne, a sister, his son John ’85, 4 daughters,
11 grandchildren, and a sister- and brother-in-law.
William L. Foley Jr. ’53, January 13, 2012. Lambda Chi Alpha, Maroon,
Outing Club, university chorus, international relations council,
basketball. US Army. He worked in insurance after he was president of
Venerable Insurance. He is survived by his wife, RoseAnne, 4 children, a
stepchild, and 9 grandchildren.
Leigh S. Strassner ’57,
February 5, 2012. Sigma Nu, sailing club, tennis. US Air National
Guard. He was the founder and president of Strassner Company as well as
Strassner Tennis Court Builders. He is survived by a son, 3 daughters,
10 grandchildren, and a brother.
Robert A. Nastanovich ’59, MA’62, February 19, 2012. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Key, basketball, baseball, football. After graduation, he worked at Rochester Telephone and at Exxon Mobil Corp in human resources. He was invited to join the White House staff of President Jimmy Carter and became the deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison. He
is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathryn, a daughter, a son, 3
grandsons, a sister, a brother-in-law, and several other relatives.
Bruce A. Elting ’61, October 6, 2011. Kappa Delta Rho, Maroon, Salmagundi. His career included retail marketing in New York City with Doubleday bookstores, Bloomingdales, and Montgomery Ward. He is survived by his brother and 4 cousins.
Melville Southard Jr. ’66, February 23,
2012. Phi Gamma Delta, Latin America Study Group, swimming. Fordham Law
School: JD, 1974. A sports and labor attorney, he worked as an
intellectual property lawyer before serving as VP and general counsel of
the New York Yankees from 1982-1986 and the New York State athletic
commissioner and chairman from 1996-2002. He later became CEO of
Excalibur Sports Management. He is survived by his wife, Christina, 3
children, a grandson, siblings, brother-in-law Denis Cronin ’69, and
niece Meg Cronin ’10.
C. William Uhlinger ’67,
October 3, 2011. Sigma Nu, Outing Club, student government, soccer.
Case Western Reserve University: JD, 1970. He was a retired assistant
district attorney and deputy chief of the Major Offense Bureau in Nassau
County, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Virginia.
Patricia A. Steeber ’81,
February 1, 2012. After Colgate, she worked in publishing as an
assistant editor and then as the editor in chief of A.M. Best Company.
She is survived by her mother, 2 sisters, a brother, a niece, and 4
Gary R. Hafer ’82,
January 28, 2012. University of North Carolina: MS, 1992. His career in
textiles began at Wrangler Western Wear and continued at Champion
Athletic Clothing. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, 10 nieces
and nephews, and aunts and cousins.
Carolyn H. Thompson MA’90, January 20, 2012. She worked for 35 years as a professor of microbiology and chemistry
at SUNY Morrisville, where she earned her BA degree. She is survived by
her husband, Arthur, 3 daughters and sons-in-law, a son, 4
grandchildren, 3 siblings, a nephew, and nieces.
Dawn L. Hamilton Affoumani ’92, February 11, 2012. Debate
society, lacrosse, chorus. NYU: MPA, 1995. She was a social studies
teacher with the New York City Department of Education in the Bronx for
10 years. She is survived by 2 sons and a sister.
Edgar Shor, professor of political science emeritus, 95
Edgar L. Shor, professor of political science emeritus, passed away on March 7 at the age of 95.
Joining the Colgate faculty in 1963, Shor taught courses in public administration, public policy, and the presidency. He served many of his 20 years as department chair. Leading the Washington, D.C., Study Group nine times between 1969 and 1983, Shor complemented that spring program by pioneering a fall term Public Policy Study Group, which dealt with national policy problems and governmental responses to them. It was the first of its kind in the nation’s capital.
“At a time when the dominant tendency of his profession was to concern itself with abstract models of political science, Ed was more concerned with its practical application and the cultivation of well-informed civic engagement,” said Professor Bruce Selleck, interim provost and dean of the faculty, who knew Shor as a fellow faculty member.
After retiring in 1984, Shor spent a number of years in Washington, D.C., where he continued to provide sound advice to students on internships, interviews, and approaches to the study of public policy. Today, the study group carries on with his aspiration to develop informed citizens.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Shor served in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1946 during which he rose from private to captain, before earning his MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. He was an instructor and assistant professor at Indiana University from 1952 to 1960 and served as director of research for its Institute of Public Administration in Bangkok, Thailand, for two years. From 1960 until he joined the Colgate faculty, he was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
His wife, Marian, predeceased him in 2004 while the couple was living in Chicago, Ill. Shor returned to central New York five years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Laurel Shor, of Kirkville, N.Y., and his son, Terry Shor, of Chicago. Donations in his honor may be sent to the Edgar L. Shor Memorial Lecture for the Washington Study Group at Colgate University.