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Marriages & Unions
(2011 unless otherwise noted)
Carlos Mercado ’97 and Alexa Rodriguez ’97
Natalie Beth Kil ’98 and Matthew Aaron McCue, September 3
Tracy Tanner ’00 and Tom Beasley, August 13
Jennifer Schiffman ’01 and Josh Sanders, May 14
William A. Chiodetti ’02 and Anne Marie LaDuca, January 29
Lisa LaValle ’04 and Pete Overmyer, September 3
Danny Sells ’04 and Elise Mascitelli, September 3
Matthew H. Salsbury ’05 and Kimberly A. Quicksilver, November 5
Births & Adoptions
(2011 unless otherwise noted)
To James R. Diesfeld ’85 and Yolanda: Mona Mia, April 12
To John ’85 and Patricia Teck ’98 Seggerman: Oliver Pirie, November 3
To Stacy Harris ’88 and Magdalene Wairimu Njogu: Jesse, May 21
To Peter Cook ’90 and Victoria Lynch: Alexander Lynch, June 26
To Jonathan R. Goff ’92 and Kirsten: Rory Michael, October 21
To Rita M. Bilello ’94 and Paul Brown: Matthew, August 23
To Joseph and Janet Fineman ’94 Mays: Jonathan Lawrence, October 14
To Dudley and Denise Galbreath ’94 Bowman: Samuel Strickler, November 13
To William McConnell ’94 and Elizabeth: E. Winslow, October 12
To David ’95 and Susan DeSimone ’98 Chaiken: Reid David, November 1, joining Dean
To Thomas and Sarah Burke ’96 Mullins: Norah Margaret, November 20, joining T. Brendan (age 2)
To Everitt and Andrea Montano ’97 Speros: Grace Andrea, September 28, joining Winston
To Brian M. O’Neill ’97 and Dorothy Holl: Mallory, May 7
To Kurt and Kelly Saunders ’97 Knotts: Dana, March 2, joining Braeden
To Andy ’98 and Magee Finn ’97 King: Henry Quinn, Jan. 10, 2012
To Sarah M. Oliker ’98 and Ryan MacGregor: twins Kellan James and William Archer, July 14
To Stanford and Charlotte H. Poindexter ’98 West: Serena, July 19
To Brendan and Sarah Thurston ’98 McGuire: Lily Catherine, May 20, joining Patrick
To Thomas Wedeles ’98 and Jennifer: James Adler, February 25
To Jeff ’99 and Ashley Haines Bastow ’01: Claire Mae, January 19, 2012, joining Hannah
To Wayne and Jennifer Erickson ’99 Foster: Owen, Dec. 12, 2010
To Alex ’99 and Victoria Armellino ’00 Fine: Aidan Philip, December 6, joining Ethan
To James and Julieta Mendez ’99 Davis: Eliana, October 4
To Jeff ’99 and Janene Fudzinski ’00 Monty: Satchel Elliott, June 16
To Aarti Angara ’00: Jai Daniel Abraham, June 21
To Jay Baum ’00 and Lauren: Matthew Mark, October 27, joining Zach
To Gavin and Jennifer Craft ’00 Hogan: Emily Jordan, October 7
To Philip and Jennifer Davis ’00 Infurna: Grayson Rose, September 27, joining Tucker Davis
To Silvio DiSisto ’00 and Kristina: Giovanni, August 2
To Jenny Dressler ’00 Roe and Peter Orabona: Elise Noel, November 22, joining David and Aaron
To Benjamin Forssell ’00 and Laura: Reid Alexander, December 31
To Hugh and Colleen Henry ’00 Burgin: Henry, June 12
To Kevin and Molly Kane ’00 Coughlin: Penelope, November, joining Everett
To Shaun ’00 and Maryellen Tuzio ’00 Khosla: Drake Nicolas, September, joining Mason
To David ’00 and Julie Dubitsky ’00 Lazarus: Benjamin Cole, April 19
To Scott and Magnolia Levy ’00 Grossman: August Julianna, May 6, joining Lilac
To Rich Oakford ’00 and Megan: Tripp, July
To Lauren Sclafani ’00: Jack, July 25
To Kara Simonetti ’00 and Parker Gibson ’01: Grace Elizabeth, December 13
To George and Christine Szpak ’00 Henning: Nicholas, May
To Shawn and Erin Thomas ’00 Snyder: Piper Lee, November 14, joining Logan
To Colin and Jen Becker ’01 Denney: William Colin (Liam), May 7, joining TJ and Jack
To Paul and Christine West ’01 Dembinski: Abigail Pearce, August 9
To James and Alyson Birdie ’02 Wolfrom: Jack, May 11
To Steven and Meredith McLean ’02 Bassett: Ian William, March 18
To Ben ’02 and Alison Croessmann ’02 Schrag: Jackson, August 25
To Mike ’02 and Katie Darter ’02 Watts: Elizabeth Helen, October 3, joining David
To Thomas ’02 and Leanne Nassar ’00 Wines: Amelia Jean, November 20
To Jason G. Pollack ’03 and Laurie B. Brown: Elliot Marshall, November 9
To Daniel J. Starobin ’03 and Bianca: Dimitri, September 1
To Erick ’05 and Kate Rousseau ’05 Bond: Adele Mary, November 10
To Michael Musone ’05 and Sara: Benjamin Mark, October 6, joining Jack Ryan
If you know of the whereabouts — home address, phone, fax, or e-mail — of anyone on this list, please contact alumni records: 315-228-7435; 315-228-7699 (fax); email@example.com. Thanks for your help!
Donald F. King ’73
Christopher C. Marks ’84
Katherine A. Wiley ’00
Aaron C.S. Sheldon ’04
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.
Gerald C. Palmer ’35, November
4, 2011. Commons Club, university chorus, marching band, basketball.
Palmer School of Chiropractic: DC, 1943. He set up a chiropractic
practice in 1943 and worked there until 1976. He was predeceased by his first wife, Veronica, and 2 brothers including Clyde ’28. He is survived by his wife, Corinne, 4 sons, 17 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
James F. Bowman ’40, November
22, 2011. Delta Kappa Epsilon. US Navy, WWII. Danbury State College:
MS, 1960. He was an elementary teacher for the Weston Public Schools and
was a substitute teacher until he was 82. He is survived by his 3
children, his brother, 6 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and
many nieces and nephews.
Lyon D. Evans ’40, December 8, 2011. Lambda Chi Alpha, football. US Coast Guard, WWII. He helped form the Architectural Aluminum Manufactures Association, was a designer, engineer, and author, and became VP of Design Engineering and Research. He is survived by his wife, June, 2 sons, a stepdaughter, 2 grandchildren, and a brother.
Robert J. Kolyer ’41, November 9, 2011. Lambda Chi Alpha, Maroon, pep band, marching band, indoor track. US Navy, WWII. Following the war, he flew Lockheed Constellation aircraft for Pan American Airways, and he co-founded the Eastern Long Island seaplane operator Atlantic Air Service. He worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, and spent 13 years at Grumman Aircraft in technical publishing. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen, a daughter, and a son. He is survived by 3 sons including Pete ’72 and Jay ’77, and 3 grandchildren.
John R. Bergen ’42,
January 21, 2012. Marching band. US Army, WWII. University of Vermont:
MA, 1948; Anna Maria College: MA; Tufts University: PhD, 1952. He worked
as a senior scientist for Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
doing research on the causes of schizophrenia from 1948 until his
retirement in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Sally, 3 daughters, 5
grandchildren including Greg Pearson ’10, and his brother.
Robert A. Clarke ’42, October 12, 2010. Alpha Tau Omega, lacrosse, football. US Navy, WWII. After the war, he was selected to join the US Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, during the team’s first year. He spent 25 years as a naval aviator and test pilot, and following his military career, he joined Boeing Aircraft Company. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons.
Orval D. Hughes ’42, November 29, 2011. Phi Beta Kappa, Commons Club, debate society, marching band, pep band. US Navy, WWII, Korean War.
Syracuse University: MS, 1947; University of New Mexico: PhD, 1970. His
Navy career included duty at sea and on shore until his retirement from
the military in 1968. When he wasn’t serving, he taught high school.
He was predeceased by his sister. He is survived by his wife, Edith, 5
children, 20 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Robert B. Ruthman ’42, November 19, 2011. Sigma Chi, Maroon,
Maroon Key, chorus, student government, swimming. US Army, WWII.
Columbia University: MA, 1947. He began his career in 1950 as a reporter
with the Cape Cod Standard Times, and then joined college roommate Andy Rooney ’42 in TV as a writer. In 1962, he established his own TV production company and interviewed such figures as Harry Truman and John Kennedy. He is survived by his wife, Gisela, a daughter, 2 sons, and 2 grandchildren.
Thomas S. Joyce ’43, December 21, 2011. Beta Theta Pi, Maroon Council, chorus, football. US Army, WWII. He
worked for 38 years at Allstate Insurance Company until his retirement
in 1994. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lynn, 3 sons, 2
daughters, 5 grandchildren, and a sister.
Robert G. McCallum ’43, January 11, 2012. Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Chi, Washington, D.C., Study Group, Konosioni, Maroon Key, tennis. US Navy, WWII. After
serving 8 years as an FBI agent and supervisor of the Pittsburgh
Criminal Unit, he worked in life insurance and pension sales as a CLU
for 35 years in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife of 55
years, Shirley. He is survived by 5 daughters, 5 grandchildren, a
brother, and a sister.
Louis P. Pantaleo ’43, December 18, 2011. Alpha Chi Sigma, cheerleading, basketball, baseball. US Marines, Purple Heart. He worked with Reuben J. Donnelley Corp. for 22 years until he became sr VP
and the founding board member of the National Yellow Pages Service
Association. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine, 2
daughters, a son, 3 grandchildren, a sister, and many cousins, nieces,
Edward T. Schell ’43, December 14, 2011. Delta Upsilon, debate society. US Navy. He worked in the textile industry for more than 40 years, retiring in 1986. He edited a book titled World War II Memoirs, Colgate University Class of 1943.
He was predeceased by a son. He is survived by his wife of 62 years,
Carol, 6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
John W. Hoffer ’44, November 20, 2011. Alpha Tau Omega. US Army, WWII. He was the president of Viking Wire Co. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Patricia, son
Gary ’74, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. He is survived by 2
children, a brother, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2
Paul K. Ackermann ’45, November 25, 2011. Delta Phi Alpha, German club, chess club, ski club. Columbia University: MA; Harvard University: PhD. He taught briefly at Amherst College before teaching at Boston University. Additionally, he edited and designed the Boston University Journal, a collection of literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and art, from 1966–1980. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 2 children, and a granddaughter.
Frederick A. Ross ’45, November 15, 2011. Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Maroon Key, Thirteen, international relations council. US Army Air Corps, WWII. Yale
Law School: LLB, 1949. He worked in the legal department of the New
York Life Insurance Company for 32 years, rising to the position of VP. After retirement,
he served as an adjunct professor at Hofstra Law School. He was
predeceased by his first wife, Phoebe. He is survived by his wife,
Bette, 3 children, 4 stepchildren, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and cousin George Osborne ’55.
Roy F. Sawyer Jr. ’45, September 25, 2011. Marching band. US Navy. He worked as a technical staff assistant and senior product engineer at Eastman Kodak Co., retiring in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, and 2 children.
James L. Schuster ’45,
December 18, 2011. US Army, 1943-1945, 1950-1953. Case Western Reserve
Medical School: 1949; University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of
Medicine: 1955; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 1965. He worked
as acting chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation
at Veterans Administration Hospital of Erie until 2000. He was
predeceased by his brother and a daughter-in-law. He is survived by his
wife of 64 years, Elaine, 3 children including Jay ’72, and 9
Edwin H. Worden ’45, November
4, 2011. US Army Air Corps, 1942-1946. Upon discharge, he took over his
father-in-law’s car dealership. He was predeceased by his wife,
Suzanne. He is survived by 2 grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, a
brother, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Alfred L. Huff ’48,
January 16, 2012. Kappa Delta Rho. US Navy, WWII. He was a VP of
Polymer Corporation in Reading, Pa., and then transferred to ACF
Industries in New York City, before retiring as VP in 1984. Prior, he
was a partner with a public accounting firm in Montgomery, N.Y. He is
survived by his wife, Margaret, and a son.
Edward W. Hopkins ’49,
January 27, 2012. US Army, WWII. Virginia Commonwealth University: MEd.
He began his career with Western Auto Company as a district
representative, later owning and operating his own store. In 1966, he
joined the Roanoke, Va., schools as a distributive education teacher,
retiring in 1980. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth, and a
brother. He is survived by his wife, Lois, 2 daughters, a son, a
son-in-law, a brother, and a niece.
Edward S. Redstone ’49, December
23, 2011. International relations council, football. Harvard School of
Business: MBA, 1952. He was a partner with his brother in the family
movie theater business, National Amusements, Inc., before turning to
banking to become chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank and
First Bank Corp. He was predeceased by his first wife, Leila, his
daughter, and a grandson. He is survived by his wife, Madeline, 4
children, 9 grandchildren, and great-niece Lauren ’08.
Richard M. Sheirich ’49,
December 11, 2011. Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Alpha. Northwestern
University: MA, 1950; Harvard University: PhD, 1965. He was a professor
of German emeritus at Pomona College, having joined the faculty in 1965
after stints at Colgate and the University of California, Berkeley. In
addition to teaching, he conducted research on Viennese poet, novelist,
and playwright Richard Beer-Hofmann, producing several articles as well
as an edition of Beer-Hofmann’s correspondence. He is survived by his
wife of 49 years, Perdita, and a son.
Stewart D. Woolley ’49, December 21, 2011. Alpha Tau Omega, Konosioni, Maroon, Maroon Key, Masque and Triangle, orchestra. His career in journalism began with the Binghamton Sun. He worked in PR
and alumni development at Brown University, Lake Forest College,
Colgate, and Newark College of Engineering. He was a senior interviewer
and supervisor in the Manpower Development Training program, and before retiring in 1982, was a copy editor and reviewer of performing arts for the Sarasota Journal. He is survived by several cousins.
Daniel E. Holland Jr. ’50, November
21, 2011. Beta Theta Pi, Outing Club, student government, international
relations council. US Army, WWII. Cornell Law School: LLB, 1953. He
practiced law in Connecticut for more than 50 years and also served as the town attorney
for Rocky Hill, CT. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, 5 sons
including Mark ’78, 3 sisters, 9 grandchildren including Jack ’13, 4
stepchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Edward Brewer III ’51,
January 16, 2012. Kappa Delta Rho, sailing club. He worked for Kodak
for 35 years. After retiring, he and his wife co-founded Onteora Farm,
raising thoroughbred horses, in the Finger Lakes, N.Y., area. He was
predeceased by his wife, Barbara, a son, and 3 sisters. He is survived
by a daughter, son Ted ’75 and a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.
Walter B. Wilson ’51, December 17, 2011. Theta Chi, Masque and Triangle, university chorus. US Air Force.
Colorado College: MA, 1964. He taught art at Fountain Valley School of
Colorado for 26 years and was a prolific professional artist,
represented in more than 300 collections. He is survived by his wife,
Patty, 6 children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Richard C. Perry ’52,
January 16, 2012. Delta Kappa Epsilon, cross country, baseball. US
Army, Korean War. He was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch for 40-plus
years before retiring in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Gai, 2 sons, 3
grandchildren, and 3 nieces.
Peter F. Frost ’52, December 2, 2011. Masque and Triangle, Outing Club, ROTC, lacrosse. US Air Force. University of Pennsylvania: MA, 1956. He
served in the US Foreign Service and was First Secretary at the
American Embassy in Australia. He was predeceased by his wife, Luciana.
He is survived by his son, 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers including Alec
Frost ’54, and several cousins including Adam ’91 and Matthew ’89.
Howard M. ‘Pete’ Love ’52, November 16, 2011. Beta Theta Pi, ROTC, basketball, lacrosse. US Air Force, Commendation Medal. Harvard Business School: MBA, 1956. His post-graduation support of Colgate has included participation in the Alumni Corporation Board, Board of Trustees, Maroon Council, and National Campaign Steering Committee. He was the recipient of the 1997 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service and the 1969 Alumni Maroon Citation Award. In addition, Olin Hall’s Love Auditorium on campus was named after him. Professionally, he began his career in the steel industry and was elected president of National Steel Corporation in 1978, retiring in 1991 as CEO. He is survived by his wife, Jane; 5 children including Howard Jr. ’83, Victoria Salnikoff ’89 and her husband, Yuri Salnikoff ’88, and Marion Couzens ’78; 14 grandchildren including Madeline ’12; 2 sisters; and brother-in-law Jim Vauhn ’52.
Keith B. Mountain ’52, December 30, 2011. Sigma Nu, ROTC, cheerleading, sailing club, ski club. US Air Force. Dartmouth College: MBA. He served in the Korean War before being transferred to NATO Forces in Europe as a navigator and bombardier aboard jet bombers. He retired as a colonel after 24 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by his partner, Sandy, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a sister.
Albert F. Potter ’52, MA’55, November 12, 2011. Theta Chi, Masque and
Triangle, international relations council, basketball, baseball. He
received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership at
IMARK, was the founding owner of Elite Distributor Insurance Corp, and
was VP of Times Fiber Communications. He is survived by his wife, Cara; 5 children including Lauren ’82 and her husband, Dean D’Onofrio ’80; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Kenneth ’55; and cousin James Tomasi ’51.
John W.E. Camden ’55, December 14, 2011. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Outing Club, ROTC, baseball, sailing club. US Air Force.
He worked in public relations, publishing, and advertising. He is
survived by his wife, Maureen, 2 daughters, a sister, and 2
Peter L. Johnson ’55, December 19, 2010. Phi Gamma Delta, Outing Club, university chorus, ice hockey, sailing club. US Marine Corps Reserve.
He was an environmentalist early in life, as well as in pharmaceutical
marketing, and ended his working career as a Christian counselor. He is
survived by his wife, Louise, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, and 2
Edwin S. Jaqua III ’56,
January 24, 2012. Alpha Tau Omega, Outing Club, WRCU, Masque and
Triangle, track. LaSalle University: LLB, 1963. He spent his career in
the HR field in several industries including grocery and banking. He was
predeceased by his wife, Nancy. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a
sister, brother-in-law George Rogers ’50, and several nieces and
Lincoln A. Robbins MA’56, October
28, 2011. US Army, Air National Guard. University of Massachusetts: BA,
1953. He was a teacher and guidance counselor at Quincy High School and
Braintree High School, both in Massachusetts. He was a featured historian in the PBS documentary Sacco and Vanzetti. He is survived by a sister, a brother, and many nieces and nephews.
Marcus P. Beebe III ’59,
January 31, 2012. Sigma Nu, soccer, lacrosse. US Navy. University of
Michigan, JD, 1966. His investment-banking career culminated in his
presidency of Marcus P. Beebe & Company in Wilton, Conn. He is
survived by his wife, Margie, and 2 sons including Marcus ’06.
Robert G. Morvillo ’60, December
24, 2011. Washington, D.C., Study Group, international relations
council, soccer. Columbia University: LLB, 1963. He became a prominent
New York trial lawyer who pioneered the practice of white-collar
criminal defense and whose client list included celebrities such as Martha Stewart, as well as politicians and businessmen. He
also represented large corporations including the Hess Corporation and
Merrill Lynch. Early in his career, he worked in the US attorney’s
office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. There, he
became head of the office’s securities-fraud unit and later became chief
of the office’s criminal division. He then joined a firm that was among
the first that practiced white-collar defense. Continuing that
specialty, his most recent firm was Morvillo Abramowitz. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Catherine, 4 sons including Scott ’92, 10 grandchildren, and his brother, Richard ’70.
James A. Robarge ’60, November 23, 2011. Kappa Delta Rho, university chorus, marching band, swimming. US Army. SUNY New Paltz: MA; 1968; Bowling Green State University: PhD, 1977. He
worked as the principal of Weston Elementary School, and taught English
at Owens Community College until 2009. He is survived by his wife, Judith, 2 daughters, 3 stepchildren, a sister, and 9 grandchildren.
Albert S. Drucker ’61, December
14, 2011. Sigma Chi, Young Republicans club, student government,
international relations council, baseball. NYU: MBA, 1963. He worked in
sales and marketing and also was a part-time teacher. He is survived by
his wife, Ruth, 3 children, a brother, and 3 grandchildren.
Vincent C. Delia ’62, December 6, 2006.
Jeffrey R. Whieldon ’64, November 10, 2011. Salmagundi, Maroon,
Outing Club, pep band, marching band, international relations council,
baseball. Boston University Law School: LLB, 1967. He began working as a litigator with the US Department of Justice, then served as counsel to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. He also spent 20 years as supervisory attorney
with the International Trade Commission. He is survived by his wife,
Lucille, 2 daughters, a grandson, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Peter T. Dyer ’65, May
4, 2011. Phi Kappa Tau, Outing Club, chorus, basketball. University of
Rochester: MEd, 1966; SUNY Albany: PhD, 1970. He was the Windward
Community College provost. He is survived by his wife, Darleen, a
daughter, 2 stepsons, a stepdaughter, a sister, 4 grandchildren, and cousin Chris Rhoades ’68.
Richard A. Sollitto ’74, November 26, 2011. Phi Beta Kappa, Maroon.
University of Pennsylvania: MD, 1978. He joined the University of
California San Francisco in 1979 as a diagnostic radiology resident and
later joined the faculty in 1983 to become a full clinical professor in 1995. He became the associate chair for Radiology-Mount Zion. He is survived by 2 brothers, a sister, 5 nieces, 2 nephews, and his mother.
J. Ambrose Berry ’77, December
11, 2011. Beta Phi Kappa, WRCU. Bentley College: MBA, 1988. For 33
years he worked in the wood products industry, and in 2009, began Old
Saw LLC, a wood products brokerage. He was
predeceased by his father. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his
mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Alan H. Buder ’77, January
8, 2011. Beta Theta Pi, university theater. Yale University: MPPM,
1983. He founded an experimental theater company in Washington, D.C.,
before beginning his 28-year career in the film and entertainment industry at
Tri-Star Pictures in New York. After he moved to the Bay Area, he
became the CFO of Colossal Pictures, started numerous businesses
in computer animation, and was a founding member of E2, Environmental
Entrepreneurs. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his mother, 2
daughters, and 2 brothers.
Janet M. Douglas MA’83,
January 19, 2012. Prior to retirement in 2003, she was an educator for
25 years at Oneida Senior High School, where she taught English and
drama. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard. She is survived by 3
sons including Michael ’81 and Mark ’84, 3 daughters-in-law, a
granddaughter, 2 brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and several nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Maria Kubawsky Lang ’88, volleyball, softball. She worked in real estate with Coldwell Banker. She is survived by her husband, Michael, and 2 sons.
Kevin Carlsmith, associate professor of psychology at Colgate, November 19, 2011. Lewis and Clark College: BA; Princeton University: PhD. Having joined Colgate’s psychology faculty in 2003, he did research that offered insights into the workings of punishment and revenge in daily life and in the broader society. He
published his findings in numerous prestigious journals and was
regularly invited to comment to the mass media about contemporary issues
of punishment. He also possessed a particular expertise in statistics.
The recipient of 3 grants from the NSF, he was first author of more than
a dozen articles as well as numerous encyclopedia entries, and a
regular reviewer of scholarly articles for journals in psychology and
law. He is survived by his wife, Alison, 2 daughters, a brother and his family, and a sister and her family. A tribute service was held at Colgate in September so that his colleagues and friends could honor him. It can still be viewed on YouTube.
Stanley Newell Kinney, associate professor of English emeritus at Colgate, December 31, 2011. Michigan State University: AB, MA; University of Michigan: PhD. During his Colgate tenure that began in 1949, he
served as debate coach for several years and was instrumental in the
formation of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, for which he served as
faculty adviser and corporation president. In 1965,
the Colgate Alumni Corporation awarded him a Maroon Citation in
recognition of his service as director of the Colgate Alumni Service
office in New York City. He served as director of the then–Placement Office (currently Career Services) for 20 years, a post he held at the time of his retirement in 1978. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane.
Garda Parker Milner,
January 16, 2012. Joining Colgate in 1966, she was initially hired to
fill a part-time position as secretary for the fine arts department and
ended up as theater manager in 1980. Over her total 34-year tenure at
the university, she held a number of positions, including summer
programs coordinator, book buyer for the bookstore, campaign writer, and
Chapel House secretary. In addition to her work at Colgate, she was a
prolific romance novelist. She is survived by her husband, Bob Milner,
and her daughter, Tamara ’83.
Kenneth W. Morgan, professor of religion emeritus, 103
Kenneth William Morgan, professor of religion emeritus, who helped establish Chapel House on campus, passed away on December 23, 2011, in Middletown, Conn., at the age of 103.
During his Colgate tenure from 1946 to 1974, Morgan served as university chaplain, professor of religion, director of Chapel House, and director of the Fund for the Study of the Great Religions of the World (which he also helped to establish). In addition, he served a three-year term as director of the Division of the Humanities.
Morgan edited three works, considered far ahead of their time, on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. He also authored an interpretive study, Reaching for the Moon on Asian Religious Paths, his major publication.
Morgan was instrumental in the founding of the American Academy of Religion, and while serving on the Hazen Foundation, helped to launch programs to encourage the teaching of Asian religions in the United States. He also played an important role in the launching of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.
He earned his degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University (BA) and Harvard University (STB), and held an honorary degree (LHD) from Simpson College.
Prior to joining the Colgate faculty, Morgan lived in Hindu monasteries in India for a year, became director of the National Council on Religion in Higher Education, director of the religious activities at the University of Michigan, and during the war years served as director of education for the American Friends Service Committee.
His legacy lives on at Colgate as Chapel House “continues to flourish quietly as Ken would have celebrated,” said John Ross Carter, who has served as director since Morgan retired. Opened in 1959, Chapel House “provides a setting for the study of religious books, art, and music” as well as a place for “prayer and meditation for people from all religious traditions, or none [religion],” Carter explained. “Ken was, in an important sense, ‘a man for others.’ He was a prince of the humanities, helping us to see that we can only adequately learn about other men and women when we are sufficiently astute to learn about them.”
Predeceased by his wife, Amy Cowing Scott, Morgan is survived by his three children, David, Scott, and Alan, and their families.
A campus memorial service is planned for Friday, June 1 (during reunion weekend). The service will start at 2:00 p.m. in Lawrence Hall 105, followed by a reception in the lounge. E-mail or call Clara Lantz with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-228-7675.