In Memoriam ~ Spring 2023

Remembering Vince Buonaccorsi

Vince Buonaccorsi

Vince Buonaccorsi and I first met when he was an undergraduate student in an Animal Behavior Lab I was teaching at the University of Notre Dame. The class was full of terrific students, but Vince radiated an impish curiosity that distinguished him from everyone else. Under normal conditions, that semester in lab would have been the extent of our time together. The bittersweet aspect about being an academic is that we have such a brief time with our students. We only catch a glimpse of what makes them remarkable people before they’re gone. Our lives rarely intersect with theirs in any substantial way. But I got lucky.

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Remembering Patricia C. Weaver

Patricia C. Weaver

I first met Pat Weaver at the Waffle Shop restaurant in State College. In hindsight, this was an appropriate place for an introduction, as we returned together many times over the years. Over breakfast, she described Juniata and its community in great detail. I walked away thinking that Juniata was probably a special place, but I didn’t yet realize how special, nor that I had met the person who would become my greatest mentor and a dear friend.

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Remembering Dr. Robert E. Wagoner

Dr. Robert E. Wagoner

I first met Bob in the spring of 2002 when I gave my “job talk” — a demonstration of how I teach — for the world history position in Juniata’s history department. I was in-my-element but nervous, all the same. After the talk in a classroom in Good Hall, a short older fellow with a big grin came up to me, praised my talk, and welcomed me with such warmth that I never forgot it. Soon I would learn what a big part Bob would play in my life and career.

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Remembering Dr. Robert P. Zimmerer

Dr. Robert P. Zimmerer

Dr. Robert Zimmerer embodied the very best in Juniata faculty. Read his bio, and you wonder how he accomplished even one-half of what is there. For 32 years, he taught large numbers of students in many different classes. He was named a Charles A. Dana-supported professor and received the Beachley Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was an active scholar and put in the work to get grants (the Grass Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the NIH, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute) that supported his work, the work of his students, and Juniata.

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Remembering Frances R. Hesselbein

Frances R. Hesselbein

When Frances Hesselbein joined Juniata’s board of trustees in 1988, she was the chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Under her 14 years of leadership, the number of volunteers and members increased dramatically as Mrs. Hesselbein focused on improving diversity and modernizing the organization’s mission of empowering young women.

Her introduction to the Girl Scout leadership came about while Mrs. Hesselbein was living with her family in Johnstown, Pa., during the 1940s. A local troop was at risk of being disbanded for lack of a volunteer leader. Her agreement to substitute as a leader for six weeks was the beginning of a lifetime passion for non-profit leadership.

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Alumni Obituaries ~ Spring 2023

Olive V. (Osterwise) O’Mara ’38

July 28, 2022 — Olive taught in Scottdale and Pittsburgh for more than 40 years. She served in the WAVES during World War II. Olive was preceded in death by husband David; she is survived by sons David Jr. and John, daughter Mary, and 12 grandchildren.

Virginia M. (Latshaw) Hunt ’45

June 8, 2022 — Virginia worked as a teacher and librarian, retiring from East Allen County Schools. She was also the historian for the Florida State Poets Association. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord V. Hunt.

Frances Z. (Clemens) Nyce ’46

Jan. 26, 2023 — Fran worked and volunteered for various organizations, including Brethren Volunteer Service, Bethany Seminary, On Earth Peace, Women’s Caucus, UNICEF, and Global Women’s Project. She also worked for Juniata College, where she served as assistant to the president and later established the Nyce Scholarship Fund. Fran was an accomplished watercolor artist and choral singer, and she advocated tirelessly for civil rights for all people. At Juniata, she was a trustee, Alumni Council member, and recipient of the Alumni Service Award. Fran was preceded in death by husband William Nyce ’48 and sister Gladys Clemens ’50.

Arvilla R. (Knuth) Cline ’47

Aug. 24, 2022 — Arvilla received her master’s degree from Radcliffe College and became a critic instructor for French, Spanish, and Latin at Eastern Illinois University. In 1960, she became a Latin instructor at the Albany Academy for Girls, where she worked for 30 years until her retirement. During retirement, she became a soccer fan, joined Facebook, tried new things, and devoted herself to various nonprofit organizations. Arvilla was preceded in death by husband Lawrence; she is survived by daughters Victoria and Melissa.

H. Rhoda (McCord) Margritz ’48

Dec. 26, 2022 — Rhoda taught in Huntingdon and Southern Huntingdon County schools for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling, including adventures in Fiji and Iceland, and attended Donation United Methodist Church. Rhoda was a widow, mother of two, and grandmother of three.

Melva R. (Fleishman) Restuccia ’48

Oct. 13, 2022 — Melva and her husband raised their family in Lynchburg, Va., and traveled the world together. She appreciated elegant lodging and good food wherever their travels took them. They retired in Oxford, Miss., where she made friends and attended First Presbyterian Church. She was known among friends and family for her sharp wit, attention to detail, and love for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Melva was preceded in death by husband Dan Restuccia ’47; she is survived by son David, daughter Amy, and four grandchildren.

Mary C. (Bemus) Misner ’49

Aug. 31, 2022 — For 27 years, Mary taught English, Spanish, and Latin in the Spring Grove School District. She retired in 1983. She was a dedicated and involved member at the Wooster Grace Church and supported many missionaries, even traveling to England, France, Canada, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. Mary also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and tending to her flowerbeds. Mary was preceded in death by husband Donald; she is survived by daughter Cathy, sons David and Richard, and nine grandchildren.

Philipp Strittmatter ’49

Dec. 7, 2022 — Phil received his doctorate from Harvard University and worked in biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He later became the founding chair of biochemistry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and served until his retirement in 1993. He was an avid sailor, skier, tennis player, and violinist. Phil was preceded in death by wife Mary and brother Cornelius Strittmatter ’47; he is survived by daughter Sandra, son Stephen, and four grandchildren.

Aldo J. Bonomi ’50

Sept. 15, 2022 — Aldo played football and was inducted into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate at Akron University. He taught at Hopewell High School and Aliquippa High School and coached Aliquippa’s football team to the 1955 WPIAL championship. He was also principal of Aliquippa Junior High School and Aliquippa High School. He also served Methacton School District. Aldo later moved to Florida to enjoy retirement and golf. Aldo is survived by wife Wynona, stepsons Robert, Brett, Charles, and Mark, stepdaughter Paige, and 18 grandchildren.

Betty L. (Hyre) Bowser ’52

July 15, 2022 — Betty worked various jobs in child education and development, including operating a daycare, teaching fourth grade, teaching Christian kindergarten, and teaching Sunday school throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, birdwatching, reading, and collecting apple-themed items. Betty was preceded in death by one grandson; she is survived by husband Harold Bowser ’52, son Mark, daughters Cindy and Beth, and eight grandchildren.

Earle H. Grover ’52

Jan. 24, 2023 — Earle worked as the director of music education for Mercersburg Academy, where he was involved in various music groups. He went on to earn master’s degrees in pipe organ performance and German language and literature. Earle became a full-time German teacher and was appointed chairman of the foreign language department. In 2010, following multiple honors and awards for his career, he established the Earle H. Grover Fund to support German immersion opportunities. After his 1992 retirement, he renovated his family manor house “Brookfield Farm,” which became a celebrated landmark in Lancaster County.

Marjorie E. (Seidel) Kochard ’52

Jan. 27, 2023 — Marge was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed supporting her children as a Girl Scout leader and horse show mom and was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Conn., for many years. She enjoyed watching baseball, playing tennis, golfing, and keeping in touch with 11 of her college friends in a “Round Robin” letter chain. Marge was an avid cook, reader, gardener, crossword puzzle solver, and Scrabble and bridge player. Marge was preceded in death by husband Bud; she is survived by son Larry, daughter Ruth, and six grandchildren.

Virginia (Tyson) Ulsh ’52

Oct. 5, 2022 — Virginia loved traveling and took trips to California, China, and Europe. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church (Living Hope Church) and served as a deacon and elder. She also belonged to the Monday Afternoon Club and various bridge, pinochle, and garden clubs. Virginia was an avid skier and enjoyed more travel in her retirement, including RV trips to Alaska, Florida, and Colorado. Virginia was preceded in death by husband Holmes Ulsh ’50; she is survived by daughter Linda, sons Kenneth, David, and Gregory, and eight grandchildren.

N. Joan (Lamkie) Archard ’53

Dec. 5, 2022 — Joan worked as a laboratory technician at the National Institutes of Health. She and her family moved multiple times, and Joan made close friends wherever she went, finally settling in Texas. In her free time, she enjoyed flower gardening, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, walks, and books. She collected crosses and angels and liked cats, penguins, the color pink, and chocolate. Joan was preceded in death by husband Howie; she is survived by daughter Karen and two grandchildren.

Richard T. Bowker ’53

Oct. 6, 2022 — Dick served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked for many years in medical equipment sales. Later, he ran his own courier business and worked as a warehouse manager. In his retirement, Dick volunteered for Meals on Wheels and co-hosted a local radio show for athletes with disabilities. Dick enjoyed playing tennis, pickleball, and ping pong, and he was a member of the Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster, Pa. Dick was preceded in death by wife Susan; he is survived by daughter Kendra, son Tom, and four grandchildren.

Frederick A. Dodge ’53

April 3, 2022 — Fred completed his residency at St. Francis Hospital and opened his own private practice. In 1975, he became the first medical director of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, whose mission was to provide healthcare to all. Fred also advocated for peace and justice. He protested the Vietnam War and the eviction of Hale Mohalu, and he received the 2003 Hawaii Peacemaker Award. Fred was preceded in death by first wife Aiko; he is survived by wife Karen and was the father of Vince, Francesca, Charley, Alyce, Maile, and Summer, and the grandfather of 14.

Joanne M. (Pentz) Floquet ’53

Sept. 3, 2022 — Joanne taught in the Pittsburgh area before teaching in Sasebo, Japan, and then at the American School in Switzerland. She settled in Pottstown, Pa., and taught third and fourth grade at North Coventry Elementary School. After retiring, she volunteered her time to the arts and traveled to France often to visit family. She loved opera, mystery novels, French cooking, and gardening. Joanne was preceded in death by parents Clarence Pentz ’26 and Dorothy (Saylor) Pentz ’26, brother Michael Pentz ’62, and husband Alain; she was the mother of Manon, Susanna, and Michael, and the grandmother of four.

Galen R. Frysinger ’53

Nov. 27, 2022 — Galen received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1956 to study in Göttingen, Germany, and a National Science Foundation Fellowship in 1957 to continue his research at the Max Planck Institute. He taught at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the University of Delaware, and he was a scientific research administrator with U.S. Army Research Labs from 1963 to 1969. He authored 63 scientific publications and was an accomplished travel photographer, having visited 169 countries and 91 dependencies. Galen is survived by wife Marlene, sons Tom and Glenn, daughters Susan and Jane, and seven grandchildren.

J. Bernard Lilly ’53

May 31, 2022 — Bernard taught for 37 years — 11 years in Huntingdon County and 26 years in New Castle County, Del. He also taught in the Newark and Christiana School District before retiring in 1990. A lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, he attended Most Holy Trinity Parish in Huntingdon and St. John’s/Holy Angels Parish of Newark, Del. He enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, doing household projects, and walking. Bernard was preceded in death by wife Donna; he is survived by daughter Sarah and two grandsons.

Phyllis R. (Link) Randall ’53

Feb. 9, 2023 — Phyllis began her career working for Duke Press. In 1966, she became an English professor at North Carolina Central University, where she retired thirty years later. In her retirement, she taught contemporary drama at Duke University. During her career, Phyllis also wrote two books. In her free time, she enjoyed attending book club, reading books to children at Duke Hospital, attending Watts Street Baptist Church, growing tomatoes, and spending time with her family. Phyllis was preceded in death by husband Dale; she is survived by daughter Lettie, son Kenny, and two grandchildren.

Paul E. Berkebile ’54

Oct. 13, 2022 — Paul served as a commissioned medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. He then practiced general medicine in Meyersdale, Pa., for eight years before advancing his education at the University of Pittsburgh Anesthesia Residency and Fellowship. Paul also worked at Eye and Ear Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as president for several medical organizations and received various recognitions, and he was a former Alumni Council member. Paul was preceded in death by wife Audrey; he is survived by daughters Susan, Deborah (Berkebile) Hermes ’81, Brenda, and Karen, and 11 grandchildren.

Lolita Carfora ’54

Sept. 12, 2022 — Lolita earned her master’s degree from Wichita University. Her career centered around building the Spanish Language Program at Central Regional High School and Middle School for 37 years before retiring in 1997. Along with her sister, she established a Spanish study abroad program and created the Sarah C. Merrick Scholarship. The two also wrote a Spanish grammar book. She loved teaching and traveling and was a member of various teaching and foreign language organizations. Lolita is survived by sister Juanita Carfora ’54.

I. Louise (Gehman) Ollweiler ’54

May 9, 2022 — Louise held various jobs throughout her career, including proofreading the Trenton Times, part-time reporting for Today’s Sunbeam, proofreading and assistant editing for Auerbach Publishers, and editing and analyzing for Datapro Research Corporation. She also taught English and American history at Salem County VoTech School and Cumberland Valley High School, as well as wrote career booklets for students published by the Institute for Research in Chicago. Louise was preceded in death by husband Frank; she is survived by sister Elaine (Gehman) Rhodes ’51.

L. Rae (Bamforth) Stiles ’54

June 24, 2022 — Rae was the vocal music supervisor for the Dallastown Area elementary schools until 1956, when she married, moved to Colorado, and began a family with her husband. They lived in various locations throughout his army career, until they settled in Kansas. There, Rae taught music again, first at The Toon Shop and then privately from her home. Her other hobbies included oil painting and reading, as well as traveling. Rae was preceded in death by husband Austin and son Joel; she is survived by son Mark and three grandchildren.

Charles E. Williams ’54

Sept. 25, 2022 — Charles worked as a communications manager at Penn State before transferring to the Hershey Medical Center, where he retired after 37 years of service. He loved music and was a church organist and choir and chorus member. He was an active member of Myerstown UCC and volunteered in various ministries, as well as at the food bank. Charles was preceded in death by sister Beverly (Williams) Vanneman ’51; he is survived by wife Carolyn, and daughters Karen and Amy.

Joseph A. Hinish ’55

May 28, 2022 —Joe began his career at Investor Diversified Services as a certified financial planner and was inducted into the IDS Hall of Fame in 1986. IDS became Ameriprise, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. In his free time, he was a member of Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He enjoyed playing baseball, watching sports, fishing, golfing, bowling, and hunting. Joe was preceded in death by wives Mary Jane (Bridenbaugh) Hinish ’56 and Patricia, and two grandsons; he is survived by sons Joseph II, Jay Hinish ’83, and Jeff Hinish ’95, as well as four grandchildren, including Carlyn (Hinish) Vance ’12.

Reta M. (Peck) Long ’55

Sept. 21, 2022 — Reta earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught for 35 years in the Meyersdale Area School District. She was a member of Meyersdale Church of the Brethren, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. Reta was preceded in death by husband Simon.

D. Lina (Galushko) Lukinov ’55

July 1, 2022 — Lina received her master’s in education from Rutgers University and retired as a home economics teacher. She was a member of the Congress of Russian Americans, working on fundraising activities for orphanages in Russia and was active in the Russian Orthodox Church. Lina was preceded in death by husband Nikolaj Lukinov ‘56.

Nancy M. (Leatherman) Allebach ’56

July 28, 2022 — Nancy taught elementary education and owned Tender Sprouts Nursery School in Souderton, Pa. She was a lifelong world traveler and loved European history, art, and dining. In addition to traveling, she was also an artist who enjoyed drawing, painting, crafting, and singing, as well as attending art and craft shows, concerts, and theaters. She loved to cook, garden, read, and knit. Nancy was preceded in death by husband Earl; she is survived by sons David, Jamie, Jon, and Ward, as well as six grandchildren.

James H. Beckley ’56

July 19, 2022 — James worked for Bell Telephone in Pennsylvania and AT&T in New Jersey before retiring. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mifflinburg. His hobbies included reading, volunteering, and financial investing. James also worked alongside Janice in her arts and crafts business, which created dolls for children in Haiti. James was preceded in death by parents Hugh Beckley, Class of 1922 and Lillian (Barefoot) Beckley, Class of 1925, wife Janice (Mertz) Beckley ’56, and sister Doris (Beckley) Dantin ’45; he is survived by sons James Jr., Jeffrey, Jon, and Jay, as well as eight grandchildren.

Audrey L. (Peters) Porter ’56

Aug. 15, 2022 — Audrey was a teacher for 26 years and a substitute teacher for 24 years. She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She participated in the Christian Woman’s Club and the Williamsport Garden Club, and enjoyed playing pinochle and 500 with friends. Audrey was preceded in death by husband Roy; she is survived by son Burdett Porter ’84 and three grandchildren.

Lois A. (Parker) Heart Smucker ’56

July 29, 2022 — Lois taught English and music in Turtle Creek, worked for Huntingdon County Child Development, and worked for Employment and Training, Inc. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Huntingdon, where she served on altar guild and as a choir member and session member. Additionally, she was in the Red Hat Society, Soroptimist Club, Women’s Club, and Standing Stone Garden Club. Lois was preceded in death by first husband Paul Heart Jr. ’56 and second husband Richard; she is survived by daughters Denise and Valerie, son Douglas Heart ’88, and seven grandchildren.

Tressa M. (Baughman) Ercole ’57

Nov. 14, 2022 — Tressa taught in State College and in the Windber, Pa., region before moving to Hershey, Pa., and teaching in the Palmyra Area School District for 20 years. She was proud to be part of the first Middle School Outdoor Education Program. Tressa loved talking to others and making friends and spending her retired winters in Lakeland, Fla. Tressa was preceded in death by husband Tony; she is survived by sons Charles, Michael, Gregg, and Eric, daughter Lynne, and nine grandchildren.

Dorla D. (Kinsey) Morgan ’57

Dec. 1, 2022 — Dorla enjoyed choral directing and singing, playing the piano, and sharing music with everyone. She was a longtime member of Mack Memorial Church of the Brethren and worked for 30 years for the United Theological Seminary. Dorla is survived by daughters Gail (Morgan) Habecker ’76, Gwen, Glee, and Gay, as well as six grandchildren.

R. Lee Byers ’58

Dec. 14, 2022 — Lee taught engineering for Penn State and the University of New Hampshire. He joined Exxon Research and Engineering Department and later ALCOA Aluminum of Pittsburgh, Pa. In his retirement, he owned and operated a consulting group called R. E. Byers Associates, Inc. Lee was preceded in death by brothers Charles Byers ’46 and Franklin Byers ’51; he is survived by wife Sylvia (Shuler) Byers ’56, sons Timothy and Stephen, daughters Lara and Anne, and six grandchildren.

Bruce B. Dickey ’58

July 21, 2022 — After Juniata, Bruce joined Brethren Volunteer Service and served for two years in Vienna, Austria working to rebuild a local school. He then settled in Yakima, Wash., with his wife to raise their family. Bruce was passionate about reading, history, and exploring, always stopping at museums and historical markers and museums. He enjoyed writing letters to old friends and singing in the choir at Grace of Christ Presbyterian, where he was a deacon. Bruce was preceded in death by son Sam; he is survived by wife Judy, daughter Jennifer, and one granddaughter.

Frederick L. Hetrick ’58

Jan. 1, 2023 — “Ted” served in the Naval Reserves from 1954 to 1962. For over 35 years, he worked for Johns Manville Company. He was a Bethel Bible teacher, a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, and a youth counselor. Ted sang in the church choir and in a choir with Billy Graham in Madison Square Garden. He enjoyed working on hands-on projects such as renovating the family lake cottage and creating tiny model railroads. Ted was preceded in death by sister Zilla (Hetrick) Wagner ’62; he is survived by wife Joyce, son Greg, daughter Lynda, and two grandchildren.

Richard S. Humphries ’58

June 25, 2022 — Dick worked as a physicist and electrical engineer before becoming a Certified Financial Planner. He loved astrophysics and geology, as well as traveling throughout the country. Dick was preceded in death by wife Sue (Paxson) Humphries ’58; he is survived by wife Veronica, son Daniel, and daughter Gwyneth.

Nonnye H. (Huddleston) Fanelli Meier ’58

Aug. 11, 2022 — Nonnye was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She founded Fanelli and Associates, a small bookkeeping company. She was also a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, as well as a registered notary. Nonnye attended Lely Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder, treasurer, and bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by husbands Joseph and Max; she is survived by daughters Lysanne and Maria, son John, and nine grandchildren.

William G. Biehl ’59

Aug. 2, 2022 — Bill began his career with Lehigh Cement before being drafted into the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at the Army Chemical Center. He later worked for Louisville Cement and Kaiser Cement, ending at Louisville Cement, where he was Plant Manager. Additionally, Bill was active in various community organizations, including Woodlawn Center and Red Cross. He was active in his children’s lives and loved being surrounded by family. He visited all seven continents and 85 countries. Bill was preceded in death by daughter Beverley; he is survived by wife Elizabeth (Newbold) Biehl ’60, daughter Barbara, son Brian, and four grandchildren.

Jack S. Libby ’59

May 11, 2022 — “Harold” served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before attending Juniata. He obtained his master’s degree from Penn State University in 1970 and began his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He then worked for the Department of Environmental Resources and retired in 1991. After, Harold pursued his interests in traveling, hiking, fishing, and working on at-home projects. He enjoyed reading, taking walks, and spending time at his cabin. He was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren and the Hironimus Union Church. Harold is survived by daughter Cindy, son Mark, and six grandchildren.

Bonnie C. (Gunther) Riegel ’59

Dec. 21, 2022 — Bonnie taught Spanish at Berwick Jr. High School for 11 years, worked for eight years as the executive director for the Berwick Area United Way, and served 10 years as the executive director of the Berwick Chapter of the American Red Cross. She enjoyed reading, volunteering, going for walks, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Chapel Chics, and Cardless Card Club. Bonnie is survived by son Brett and four grandchildren.

Elaine M. (Lehman) Wilson ’59

June 14, 2022 — Elaine was an at-home mother dedicated to her family. She was an avid letter writer and wrote thousands of letters to family, friends, and strangers over the years. She practiced and shared her faith with everyone. Elaine was preceded in death by husband Douglas Wilson ’57 and daughter Christine; she is survived by daughter Julia, son James, and five grandsons.

Clark L. Harter ’60

May 21, 2022 — Clark graduated from Crozer Chester Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and was ordained in 1963. He served in various pastorates for over 50 years, as well as at church camps. He was a faithful member of Newark United Pentecostal Church and enjoyed adult coloring books, word puzzles, and the Phillies. Clark was preceded in death by wife Yvonne; he is survived by daughters Joy, Hope, and Charity, and four grandchildren.

Richard C. Johnson ’60

March 27, 2022 — Dick had a successful 25 year career in federal law enforcement and then spent the rest of his career as a private investigator, retiring in Peoria, Arizona. He enjoyed traveling across the United States and around the globe.

Cary G. Shaner ’60

June 29, 2022 — For 33 years, Cary taught at Conrad Weiser High School, where he also assisted with music, drama, track, and various other voluntary school events. Following his retirement from teaching, he worked for the Lancaster Planning Commission to promote eco-awareness in the Lancaster schools. Still, he carried correspondence with over 30 former students, musicians, and historians through physical letters. His hobbies included reading, writing, hunting, fishing, and crafting. Cary is survived by wife Linda, son Mark, daughter Kelly, and two grandchildren.

Orlando A. Falcione Jr. ’61

Dec. 30, 2022 — After Juniata, Orlando enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Pensacola, Fla. Orlando was a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent in the Coraopolis/Cornell Schools, and served as mayor of Coraopolis. He was an avid golfer and created the Linguini Open, which has been played annually for over 50 years. Orlando is survived by wife Ruth, sons Michael and David, daughter Karen, and four grandchildren.

Jon P. Groff ’61

April 22, 2022 — Jon retired from the U.S. Navy in 1984 with the rank of Captain. He was an avid golfer, skier, and traveler, as well as an active member of Baylake United Methodist Church, where he also taught adult Sunday school. Jon is survived by wife Nola, sons Darby and Toby, and four grandchildren.

John R. Herr Jr. ’61

Sept. 30, 2022 — John served in the military as a lieutenant and general duty medical officer for two years. He then moved with his family to Williston, N.D., where he opened Williston Eye, Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic, later rebuilt and renamed to Williston Basin Eye Clinic. John retired in 1999. He enjoyed big game hunting and was a charter member of Liberty Evangelical Free Church. John was preceded in death by father John Herr ’27 and brother Stephen Herr ’67; he is survived by sister Helen (Herr) Stoner ’57, wife Roberta, daughters Kathleen and Joanne, sons Kevin and Johnathan, and ten grandchildren.

Ronald A. Tarquinio ’61

Sept. 4, 2022 — Ron received his master’s degree from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. He was an army veteran and passionate social worker, working in various roles in the field including developing programs to help the mentally ill and those dealing with addiction. Ron was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Louisville Cardinals fan who enjoyed horseracing, bourbon, laughter, storytelling, and spending time with family and friends. Ron was preceded in death by wife Harriette; he is survived by brother Pat Tarquinio ’56, sons Ken and Ted, and five grandchildren.

Raymond T. Erney ’62

Oct. 17, 2022 — Ray earned his master’s degree from Shippensburg University and served as a teacher and coach at John Harris High School, Palmyra High School, Steelton-Highspire High School, Mechanicsburg High School, Dickinson College, Carlisle High School, and Harrisburg High School. He also worked at Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center, was a ski instructor at Ski Roundtop, and was a member of Shepherdstown United Methodist Church. Ray is survived by wife Penelope, sons Scott and Doug, and four grandchildren.

Doris A. (Reed) Herbine ’62

June 18, 2022 — After Juniata, Doris taught at various high schools. She later returned to Berks County, where she substituted at Reading High, Muhlenberg High, and Wilson High. She took an active role in her sons’ lives as they grew up. Doris also volunteered at her church, Good Shepherd UCC, where she was a Sunday and Bible school teacher, youth fellowship advisor, and dedicated crafter. In addition, she volunteered with various other community organizations. Doris enjoyed reading novels, swimming, hiking, and playing bridge. Doris is survived by husband Bill, sons Christopher, Timothy, and Andrew, and six grandchildren.

Susan (Hobson) Scott ’62

May 13, 2022 — Sue earned her master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and worked as a music teacher before becoming a guidance counselor for Central Cambria School District, where she worked until her retirement. Sue’s hobbies included gardening, playing piano, entertaining, visiting family, hiking, and skiing. She and husband Gary traveled to all 50 states and enjoyed fishing everywhere from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico. Sue is survived by husband Gary, daughter Kelli, son George, stepdaughters Kelly and Beth, stepson Eric, and 12 grandchildren, including Megan Illig ’13.

Zilla R. (Hetrick) Wagner ’62

July 26, 2022 — Zilla taught first grade at Smithfield Elementary School in Huntingdon and later taught kindergarten at the former Brady-Henderson Elementary School. She retired after 30 years of teaching. In her free time, she enjoyed square dancing and volunteering at the former J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Westminster Woods, and the Stone Church of the Brethren. Zilla was a devoted Disney fan and visited Walt Disney World 23 times in her life. Zilla is survived by husband Jack, sons Alan and Andy, and five grandchildren. She was the sister of Frederick Hetrick ’58.

Karen L. (Jones) Piccione ’63

Feb. 2, 2023 — Karen worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for Blue Mountain School District. She was a member of the OWLS, the local Mah Jongg Club, and St. John’s United Church of Christ Orwigsburg. Karen was preceded in death by husband Louis; she is survived by son Lee and two grandchildren.

William C. Crowell ’64

May 7, 2022 — Bill taught at Cambria Heights High School, where he also coached football and served as the athletic director. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and woodworking, and he looked forward to yearly trips to Canada. Bill is survived by wife Gloria, sons William and Matthew, daughters Debbie and Lori, and seven grandchildren.

Carol E. (Gunsallus) Oliver ’64

Sept. 14, 2022 — After leaving Juniata, Carol completed a bachelor’s degree with emphases in music and English at Penn State. She and her husband were successful dairy farmers until their 1993 retirement. She was an accomplished musician and piano and organ teacher and served as the organist and director of music at various churches, where she also enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Bible school. Carol loved reading, cooking, and baking, and she was known for her peach and apple pie. Carol is survived by husband Bob, son Chris, daughter Robin, and one grandson.

Richard G. Adams ’65

Nov. 9, 2022 — While at Juniata, Rich competed nationally on the archery team and earned a national championship title, shooting 53 out of 60 bullseyes. In 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and served until 1972. Rich was also a Civil War reenactor, a member of the American Legion Post 109, president of the Legion’s Home Association from 2015-2021, and a volunteer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, and playing softball. Rich is survived by wife Becky, daughters Shawn and Mandy, son Richard II, six grandchildren, and brother Robert Adams ’65.

David R. Saulen ’65

Oct. 10, 2022 — David graduated from Shippensburg University in 1966 and taught social studies in Mifflin County and Mount Union until his retirement in 1997. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, walking his beagles, and woodworking. He was a master fly tier and sold to numerous shops. He was also a member of the Cedar Crest Independent Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by mother Pauline (Reeder) Saulen ’32; he is survived by wife Mary, daughters Lisa (Saulen) Abernethy ’99 and Melanie, son Andrew, stepdaughter Karen, stepson Allen, seven grandchildren, and five stepgrandchildren.

William R. Bulkley ’66

June 5, 2021 — “Pastor Bill” earned his Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School before serving the people of Bridgeport, Conn. for 52 years. He warmly welcomed everyone into his home, regardless of their background, and was always working on a project or event. In his free time, he was passionate about running and singing, training athletes and singing classic hymns. Pastor Bill is survived by wife Leonor, sons Dan, Michael, and Stephen, daughters Sara, Rachel, and Sharon, and six grandchildren.

James E. Reid Jr. ’66

Sept. 7, 2022 — After Juniata, Jim completed his juris doctorate from Kent College of Law and received his master of law degree from George Washington University. He worked as an FBI special agent, and then worked as an attorney for nearly 40 years. A passionate golfer, he was a longtime member of the Country Club of Harrisburg. Jim also enjoyed music and played in a jazz band in his free time. Jim is survived by wife Diane, daughters Danna, Meredith, and Jamie, and four grandchildren.

Thomas C. Creighton II ’67

July 24, 2022 — Tom worked as a plant engineer/manager for the Kellogg Company and as a research scientist for Armstrong World Industries. He went on to pursue a career in politics, elected as Judge of Elections and Township Supervisor for Rapho Township. Tom later served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 37th District from 2001 through 2013. He was a member of Calvary Church and was a Rotarian. Tom was preceded in death by sister Margaret (Creighton) Stockley ’69; he is survived by wife Sandra (Wunderlich) Creighton ’70, sons Thomas III and Robert, daughter Victoria, and five grandchildren.

Mary Jane (Conner) Culbertson ’67

June 30, 2022 — “Molly” earned her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. She worked as a registered dietician for Crozier Chester Medical Center before working for Citizens Nursing Home and the State of Delaware Department of Public Health. Molly’s hobbies included traveling, cooking, sailing, entertaining, gardening, and more. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Anne’s North East, and she was involved in various community organizations, including the American Dietetic Association. Molly is survived by daughter Jeniffer and two grandsons.

Clara M. Gudolonis ’67

Dec. 26, 2022 — Clara earned her master’s degrees from Villanova University and Temple University. She worked as a compliance specialist at Jacob’s Engineering Group and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was also a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Quality, Parenteral Drug Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling and reading. Clara is survived by sister Josephine (Gudolonis) Eshleman ’68.

Verdean E. (Cage) Keyser ’67

June 23, 2022 — Verdean worked at the Cleveland Clinic and the Dole Pineapple Hospital in Hawaii. She and her husband owned the Skyview Blue Berry Farm, and she dedicated her time to serving on various boards, including the Juniata Board of Trustees. Verdean was a former Church-College Relations Council member. She was preceded in death by mother Estelle (Shultz) Cage ’32 and daughter Elissa; she is survived by husband Alan, daughter Melanie, son Alan Jr., and 13 grandchildren.

Richard J. Freeman ’68

Aug. 11, 2022 — Rick worked in tree cutting and was an original founding member of West Indy Development Corporation. He also served on the board for HealthNet Community Health Centers and was a member of several Lions organizations. Rick’s hobbies included making art, playing Scrabble, mowing grass, burning sticks, and enjoying nature. He supported his community and helped those in need. Rick is survived by wife Kimberly.

Thomas O. McGraw ’69

Nov. 22, 2022 — Tom received his master’s degree from Rutgers University and retired from the Department of Environmental Protection, Bethlehem. He was a train enthusiast and enjoyed collecting model trains, as well as gardening and watching old time movies. He was a member of Palmer Moravian Community Church. Tom is survived by wife Henrietta and son Adam.

Cynthia Whitmarsh ’69

Nov. 9, 2022 — Cynthia taught elementary school in the Pequannock Township School District for 39 years. She was an active member of the First Reformed Church. Cynthia is survived by many loved ones.

Glenn P. Wotring ’69

Sept. 22, 2022 — Glenn worked as the retail manager at Harbor Freight in Mansfield, Ohio, and retired in 2012. He is survived by wife Linda and son Michael.

James F. Roseman Jr. ’71

June 2, 2022 — Jim owned Roseman Insurance Assoc. for 37 years until he and wife Mary retired to Ocean Pines, Md., where they celebrated 50 years of marriage in October 2021. He enjoyed going to the beach, fishing, taking cruises, and spending time with his family. He excelled at baseball during high school and college and coached his sons’ little league teams for 12 years. Jim is survived by wife Mary Jane (Chomik) Roseman ’72, sons David and Daniel, and five granddaughters.

Charles W. Albright Jr. ’74

July 14, 2022 — “Zeke” ran Cycle Villa I, II, and III, a motorcycle shop previously established by he and his father. His love of motorcycles took him on many trips and excursions, and he enjoyed traveling with his family to places like Japan, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Europe, and more. Additionally, Zeke built his own insurance business, C. Albright Insurance. Zeke was married to Denise for 49 years and is survived by sons Charles (Zeke) III and Matthew, as well as four grandchildren.

Pamela A. (McWilliams) Kennedy ’75

Oct. 26, 2022 — Known favorably as “Madame Kennedy” to her students, Pam taught French and English at West Perry High School and in Juniata County School District until her 2011 retirement. She enjoyed reading, traveling, cruising, and spending time in Florida, and she was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Port Royal Literary Guild. Pam is survived by husband Jack, son Vance, daughter Jill, stepson Steve, three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and brother J. Douglas McWilliams ’05.

Margaret A. (Aughinbaugh) Bailey ’76

July 7, 2022 — “Midge” earned her master’s degree in agriculture from Penn State before working in the history department at Indian River Memorial Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of GraceSpring Church and of the National Histotech Society. She also volunteered at many Pickleball University functions in Vero Beach. Midge is survived by husband Jim, stepdaughter Tracy, stepson Jesse, brother Michael Aughinbaugh ’77, and four grandchildren.

W. Stephen Cordova ’76

May 8, 2022 — After Juniata, Steve served in the U.S. Air Force while pursuing his master’s degree from Pepperdine University. Once honorably discharged, he pursued a career in sales. For many years, he worked for Prudential Insurance. In his free time, Steve was a dedicated sports fan, handball player, trivia lover, and baseball hat collector. He enjoyed music and movies, as well as watching “The Voice,” “Law and Order,” and “The Hallmark Channel.” Steve is survived by wife Suzanne, son Thomas, daughter Leah, and one granddaughter.

Delores J. (Lingafelt) Spangler ’77

June 30, 2022 — “DJ” went on to graduate from Medical Technology School from Divine Providence before working for Lock Haven Hospital, Divine Providence Hospital, Altoona Hospital, York Hospital, and WellSpan Health. In her free time, she was active in the United Methodist Women groups in her local churches, as well as their choirs and music ministries. She also enjoyed reading, completing jigsaw puzzles, and going to the beach. DJ is survived by husband Norman Spangler III ’77, son Joel, daughters Rebekah and Leah, and one granddaughter.

Peter T. James ’78

Aug. 30, 2022 — Peter is survived by wife Stephanie (Laskaris) James ’78, brother Christopher James ’74, and sisters Susan (James) Peoples ’76 and Rebekah (James) Morris ’80.

W. Douglas Larson ’78

Oct. 13, 2022 — Doug retired from Donegal Mutual Insurance after 35 years of service in 2019. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with loved ones, and watching Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Doug is survived by wife Dana, and sons Hunter and Eric.

Thomas D. Logue ’78

Sept. 18, 2022 — After Juniata, Thomas worked various jobs, including as a police officer, florist, banker, hospital worker, and college professor. He was then ordained as a deacon, a priest, a bishop, and lastly the archbishop of Austin and Metropolitan of the Western Use Orthodox Clergy and Parishes. Thomas is survived by son Russell, daughter Meagan, and six grandchildren.

P. Rick DiManno ’83

Oct. 24, 2022 — For 33 years, Rick worked in New York City at the A&E Channel, where he achieved the title of Director of Finance for all A&E Networks. In 2020, he and his wife retired and moved to the beach. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1506 Ridgefield Park and a founding member of the Piping Plovers of America Ridgefield Park chapter. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, including attending big Italian family gatherings where eating and storytelling lasted well into the night. Rick is survived by wife Renee, son Rick, and two granddaughters.

Corey J. Pote ’83

Jan. 2, 2023 — Corey worked in the accounting departments at Everfast, Inc. and NVF in Kennett Square, Pa., concluding his career as a payroll supervisor at Fox Rothschild, LLC, in Philadelphia. He enjoyed golfing, traveling with family, decorating for the holidays, and rooting for the Phillies and Eagles. Corey is survived by wife Jean and brother Frank Pote III ’73.

Noreen J. (Aylesworth) Selby ’89

Jan. 14, 2023 — Noreen worked for Brook Lane Health Services, San Mar Children’s Home, Northwestern Human Services, and CitiCorp. She was last employed at M&T Bank in Waynesboro, Pa. Noreen was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed analyzing animal behavior. While at Juniata, she volunteered at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and participated in raptor rehabilitation. She also enjoyed observing hawk and raptor migrations and diving. Noreen is survived by husband Dwayne and daughter Mathilda.

Marilyn M. (Mitchell) Shaw ’89

Aug. 15, 2022 — Marilyn was a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. and owned her own art studio, “Marilyn Shaw Art Studio.” She was a member of the National Museum of Women in Arts, and she wrote and illustrated the children’s book “The Prize,” which was published by a publishing house in New York City. Marilyn was also a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by husband Robert; she is survived by sons Austin, Kenneth, and Frank, and seven grandchildren, including Jesse Shaw ’07.

William L. Hartmann ’19

May 13, 2022 — William graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and had a successful career as a civil engineer. In 2019, he earned his Master of Accounting from Juniata. He enjoyed riding his bicycles, fashion, art, meeting new people, and eating good food.

Lana B. Boyd ’20

Sept. 22, 2022 — During her time at Juniata, Lana pursued theatre and performed in several plays. She wrote, produced, and starred in “The Water Bearer” her senior year, which she wrote about “a young, emerging individual who craves self-expression in a society that enforces rules and regulations.” She was also greatly inspired by Dr. Donna Weimer, professor of communication, whose words and teachings she admired. Lana was proud to call Juniata home and earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and media arts. She enjoyed movies, books, travel, makeup, and the arts. Lana is survived by parents Dusty and D’Ann.