Class Notes

Class Notes

Rev. Armand Weller, Willow Street, Pa., recently published his ninth book, Spiritual Lessons from the Body. He is a retired pastor.

Rev. Thomas Bartha, East Stroudsburg, Pa., retired after 35 years of ministry with the Reformed Church in America, serving churches in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey. After a year of travel, he plans to serve as interim minister for churches seeking a pastor.

Marianne Henry, South Plainfield, N.J., retired in June 2015 after 37 years as a high school educator, teaching business education, French and ESL. She continues to teach as an adjunct professor in classroom and online graduate courses for TCNJ and LaSalle University. She designed and copyrighted her graduate course, The Culturally Distinctive Classroom.

After 30 years in the lodging industry, Charlie Frankel, Ball Ground, Ga., now oversees one of the largest residential estate gardens in the nation. Gibbs Gardens has been featured in TV documentaries and has served as the backdrop for TV series and major motion pictures.

Melinda Quellhorst married Jeff Davis on Aug. 13, 2016. Her father, Rev. Dr. Ralph Quellhorst, ’59, performed the ceremony. They live in Lancaster, Ohio.

Daniel L. Andrew, Medina, Ohio, was president of for 16 years before selling the company to Corcentric Collective Business Systems Inc. in October.

Chip Berry and his wife, Maura, Cincinnati, are the parents of a son, Trey, born May 9, 2016.

Maureen (Russell) Harper, North Olmstead, Ohio, relocated back to Cleveland from Denver in July to lead the Government and Public Affairs Practice for Falls Communications.

For the past 13 years, Donald Smith (MAC), Sun City Center, Fla., swam laps on his birthday to raise funds for children with Type 1 Diabetes in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. In 2009, he retired from the Putnam County Court following a distinguished career as a probation officer. He continues to be an avid volunteer.

Bryan Benham, Akron, is a North American transformer specialist with GE Industrial Solution.

Karen (McKinney) Irving remarried her ex-husband, Joseph Irving, on July 14, 2016. They reside in Tiffin.

After 14 years as a fisheries biologist studying Lake Michigan for the Illinois Natural History Survey, Sara (Creque) Thomas, West Bloomfield, Mich., was promoted to the Lake Erie unit manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Waterford, Mich. Sara oversees all of Michigan’s inland waters in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds, along with those two large waterbodies.

J. Corey Sucher, Andover, Kan., received his Master of Laws degree from the Judge Advocate General’s School in 2016. He is an active-duty Army lawyer and served in Iraq in 2010. He has his JD degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Jason ’03 and Heidi (Barth) Clemens, Mentor, Ohio, are the parents of a daughter, Adelaide Joy, born June 11, 2016.

Steven Hessler, Bellevue, Ohio, was recently appointed a District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio.

Errin (Smith) Jackson, Grove City, Ohio, recently accepted a position with George K. Baum & Company as vice president in the Municipal Finance Division. Errin’s focus is on funding housing for low- to moderate-income families.

Jeff and Kasey (Krawulski) Lough, ’05, Concord, N.C., are the parents of a son, Finnick Patrick, born Sept. 11, 2016.

Toby Boyce (MBA) and his wife, Gretchen, Delaware, Ohio, adopted a daughter, Olivia Grace, born Sept. 29, 2016.

Dr. Wesley Renfro, Rochester, N.Y., was recently tenured and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at St. John Fisher College. Additionally, Wes was elected department chair and appointed program director for the college’s Core (general education) program. 

Krystal Jones, San Antonio, Texas, is now the city of San Antonio’s Film & Music Commissioner.

Shelby Schutt, Richfield, Ohio, received her second master’s degree in educational leadership and supervision from Nova SouthEastern in June 2015. She is employed by Cleveland Metro Schools as a standards-based “aspiring principal,” preparing future teachers to transform under-performing schools in Cleveland.

Jenny Wittstock married Brandan Garrison Oct. 8, 2016. They reside in Evansville, Ind.

Christina Hoehn married Eric Shackelford on May 29, 2016. They reside in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Jesse and Lisa (Bunn) Brown, ’12, Ashland, Ohio, are the parents of a son, Wyatt Lee, born Aug. 18, 2016.

Nikki Locker married Josh Claverie on June 3, 2016. They live in Cleveland.

Nolan Baum, Bellevue, Ohio, is the author of his second book, Dream Big Live Bigger.

Holley Quisenberry, Springfield, Ohio, recently returned from teaching English in Colombia for six months.

Jeremy Bowersox, Fort Myers, Fla., is the assistant director of residence life at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.

Danielle Pike, Columbus, Ohio, received her master’s degree in professional studies, Homeland Security from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2016.

Donald Hoover is enrolled in the doctoral program at the Max Planck Research School for Computer Science at Saarland University in Germany.


In Memoriam

Milton J. Rhoad, Akron, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2016.

Helen E. (Mohr) Reynolds Everett, Saline, Mich., Aug. 25, 2016.
Nevin C. Roeck, Detroit, Aug. 16, 2016.

Eileen M. (Rhoad) Chaney, Defiance, Ohio, July 4, 2016.

Bernard P. Izzo, Lombard, Ill., Aug. 5, 2016.
Doris E. Wiegand, East Aurora, N.Y., July 18, 2016.

Luther “Lou” Tully, Lorain, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2016.

Ruth (Goodin) Amiet, Canton, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2016.
Lorin “Burt” Beaber, New Philadelphia, Ohio, June 16, 2016.
Glen Barmoy Engle, Surprise, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2016.
George A. Friedley, Sheboygan, Wis., June 27, 2016.
Lois M. (Ziegler) Pippert, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2016.
Eugene P. “Doc” Sanders, Vermilion, Ohio, July 3, 2016.
Jack Singerman, Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2016.
Welton G. Stein, Sugarcreek, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2016.
Calvin H. Tritt, Norton, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2016.
Margie A. (Welter) Troyan, Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 5, 2016.

Anita L. (Kohl) Canfield, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 28, 2016.
Clement F. Decker Jr., Tiffin, Sept. 24, 2016.
Rev. Richard W. Hurdiss, Granville, Ohio, June 30, 2016.
Harry W. Keppeler, East Wenatchee, Wash., Nov. 23, 2016.

Arline E. (Wulf) Holt, East Claridon, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2016.
Alice L. (Herr) Rothrauff, Cleveland, Sept. 25, 2016.

Dr. Patrick F. D’Agostino, Canfield, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2016.

Paul R. Eberts, Issaquah, Wash., June 23, 2016.

Bernard D. Falor Sr., Monroe, Mich., Sept. 4, 2016.
James F. Lambert, Nashville, Tenn., March 10, 2016.
​Elden Miller Tritt, Barberton, Ohio, June 1, 2016.

Chalice A. (Zwald) Taylor, Hilliard, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2016.
Richard S. Tennant, Port Charlotte, Fla., Nov. 13, 2016.
James E. Wenner, Bucyrus, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2016. 

Dolores “Dee” (Tirabassi) Romaine Bird, DuPont, Wash., Sept. 5, 2016.

Donna L. (Seidel) Beck, Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2016.
Beverly J. (Hoffman) Littlefield, Jamestown, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2016.

David Keller, Hamilton, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2016.

Frank Gallagher, Fallbrook, Calif., June 8, 2016.

Joel E. Williams, Nicholasville, Ky., Aug. 21, 2016.
Selden William “Bill” Anderson III, Hudson, Ohio, July 20, 2016.

Johnny W. Miller, Wooster, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2016.

Delores “Lori” Wells, Rochester, N.Y., July 24, 2016.

David S. Deemer, Howland, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2016.

Ned Allen Miller, Portland, Ore., Oct. 16, 2016.

Janet (Tucker) Martin, Broad Run, Va., Oct. 22, 2016.

William M. Might, Sebring, Fla., Nov. 22, 2016.
Thomas H. Zipf, Dayton, Ohio, July 29, 2016.

David M. Harsh, Crossville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2016.

Gary A. Ellis, Marion, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2016.

Jerry L. Swaisgood, Helena, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2016.
Charlene Z. (Warren) Harmount, Bloomville, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2016.

Steven Mitchell, Delaware, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2016.

Rodger “Rod” Richardson, Bellevue, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2016.

Pat (Polchuck) Tubbs, Massena, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2016.

Robert E. Columber, Marion, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2016.

Robert K. Gatewood, Oregon, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2016.
Cynthia Rae (Behrens) Sendelbach, Tiffin, June 21, 2016.

Angela M. Ceo, Cleveland, Oct. 12, 2016.

Manuel Robles, Amherst, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2016.

Nicholas W. Adelberger, Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2016.

Jacquelyn (Theis) Alexander, Mansfield, Ohio, July 12, 2016.
Martha A. Elchert, Republic, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2016.
Alice M. Luhring, Sycamore, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2016.
Paul W. Platt Sr., Tiffin, July 16, 2016.
Juanita M. (Sherman) Wadsworth, Tiffin, Sept. 19, 2016.
Ruth Ann Wiese, Gibsonburg, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2016.


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