Albert E. Pappano 1932 on April 19, 2004, of a stroke at the Rockville Nursing Home in Maryland. He was ninety-three and a resident of Washington, D.C.
After attending Kenyon for one year, Albert went on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in classics from Western Reserve University. He completed a doctorate in classical languages at Washington University in St. Louis in 1937.
At Kenyon, Albert was a member of the freshman football team and Delta Phi social fraternity.
Albert taught at Washington University until 1941, when he joined the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer. After postings to Mexico, Canada, Europe, and the Far East, and a year out for advanced economic studies at Harvard University, he retired in 1970 at the mandatory age of sixty, having served for thirty years. He worked for two additional years in the international affairs area of the U.S. Treasury Department and then left government to work with a private consulting firm concerned with international trade and monetary affairs. He continued to consult until 1983. In 1964, Albert was a member of the U.S. team negotiating the General Agreements on Tariff and Trade (GATT) Kennedy Rounds in Geneva, Switzerland.
Survivors include two daughters, Francine Jacome and Carla Goldberg; a son, Patrick A. Pappano; a stepdaughter, Catherine Graham; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Egbert W. Neidig 1934 on July 8, 2004. He was ninety-one and a resident of Orlando, Florida.
A native of Goshen, Indiana, Egbert attended Kenyon and then graduated from the University of Michigan. He did graduate work at the Ohio State University.
Egbert became director of the Cincinnati area Community Chest in 1947. He moved to Orlando in 1958 to be the executive director of the United Way, retiring from that position in 1972. He remained active in a volunteer capacity with the United Way, serving as campaign chairman, president, and chairman of the board of directors. He served on the boards of a number of other community organizations, including the Salvation Army, Arts United, the Florida Symphony, the Area Agency on the Aging, and the Gordon Barnett Foundation. An avid sailor, he had been president of the Florida Sailing Association and Smyrna Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Florence; two sons, Michael and John Neidig; and four grandchildren, Harper, Cecile, and Adam Neidig, and Mary Silver.
Bernard R. Baker II '36 on June 16, 2004, of a stroke. He was eighty-eight and a resident of West Palm Beach, Florida.
At Kenyon, Bernie was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He earned his law degree at Harvard University in 1941. He was a Navy officer during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander.
Bernie was president and later chairman of the B.R. Baker Co. menswear store, which was a downtown Toledo, Ohio, landmark for eight decades, and headed many other Toledo-area organizations over the years. He ran the men's store until 1961, when it became a division of Botany Industries Inc. He then became chairman of the local chain, which included four branches at area shopping centers.
For many years, Bernie wore two hats--as retail executive and law-firm partner. Until the 1990s, he was a partner in the firm that went by a number of names over the years, including Brown, Baker, Schlageter, and Craig.
Bernie was secretary of the Toledo Blade corporation from 1962 until 1990, and for a time was also a director and corporate counsel.
Known for his civic work, Bernie served on the boards of numerous organizations. He was a longtime trustee of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio.
Bernie is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Elinor Shutts Baker; a daughter, Lynn A. Baker; a son, Bernard R. "Robin" Baker III; two grandchildren; a niece, Eleanor M. Hight; and a nephew, Frank Hight. Memorial contributions may be made to the Medical College of Ohio, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43514; Boys and Girls Club of Toledo, Administrative Office, 2250 North Detroit Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606; or Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Suite 204, 800 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407-1946.
Harold L. Cullings '38 on May 20, 2004. He was eighty-nine and a resident of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
At Kenyon, Harold majored in mathematics and physics and was president of the math club. He played intramural football, basketball, and baseball and swam, and was a member of Delta Phi social fraternity.
Harold pursued a career in mechanical engineering working for various companies as project engineer, chief engineer, director of engineering, and vice president of engineering. In retirement, he continued to consult in and teach hydraulic and mechanical engineering.
Survivors include his three daughters, Sara Cullings, Karen Cullings, and Phyllis Tichy.
The Reverend Robert A. George 1940 in 2000. He was eighty-five and a resident of Defiance, Ohio.
Robert earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Union College and then went on to earn a bachelor of divinity degree at Bexley Seminary. He did his graduate work at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. During World War II, he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Robert served in many parishes over his long career, including as a canon at the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He retired as pastoral assistant at Trinity Church in Toledo, Ohio, in 1994.
His first wife, Christine Thompson George, with whom he had a daughter, Jane, passed away in 1960. In 1962, he married Jane Robertson. It is not known whether his wife and daughter survive him.
Frederick Greeley '41 on May 12, 2004. He was eighty-four and a resident of Leverett, Massachusetts.
Fred attended Harvard College before transferring to Kenyon. He was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. A biology major, he had a long-standing interest in ornithology, developed while associating with the staff of Chicago's Field Museum during summers in northern Wisconsin. He also assisted in Donald Griffin's study of homing in Leach's petrel and worked with Albert Hochbaum at the Delta Waterfowl Research Station in Manitoba.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and became an Air Force navigator in the European campaign. He experienced his first and last parachute jump when his bomber was shot down over Belgium. He was rescued by the underground and hidden until the arrival of Allied troops. Until his death, he maintained contact with the Belgian villagers who saved him. In 1996, he participated in Kenyon's sophomore seminar on World War II, which paired students with WWII veterans. Students queried the veterans, and their correspondence was then donated to the Kenyon archives.
After the war, Fred entered the University of Wisconsin, where he became closely acquainted with Aldo Leopold, noted for his essay "Land Ethic" published in Leopold's essay collection A Sand County Almanac. Fred went on to earn an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology. He studied deer nutrition in New Hampshire, pheasant distribution and nutrition with the Illinois Natural History Survey, and in 1960 joined the faculty of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management (now Natural Resources Conservation) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Fred single-handedly converted the wildlife curriculum from applied management to science-based wildlife biology and founded a Ph.D. program. He retired in 1981 to enjoy summers at the family camp property in Wisconsin and winters at his home in Massachusetts.
Fred served as chairman of the New England Section of the Wildlife Society, chairman of the regional Blackbird Control Group, and was a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the Northeastern Bird Banding Association, Wilson Ornithological Society, American Ornithologists' Union, the Wildlife Society, and the American Society of Mammalogists. He was a charter member of the state's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee.
He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Priscilla "Perky" Hannaford Greeley; four daughters, Lynn, Harriet, Lois, and Alice; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aldo Leopold Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-0077.
Frank G. Love '41 in 2001. He was eighty-five and a resident of Lima, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Frank was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He majored in history, and it was his life-long hobby and avocation. During World War II, he served in the Naval Air Corps in both the American and Pacific theaters of operations.
Frank worked for most of his career in retail merchandising for R.T. Gregg and Company of Lima. He also spent several years with an advertising agency, creating ads for both heavy industry and consumer products.
Fred married Mary J. Gregg in 1941. She died in 2003. They had two sons, George and Gordon Love. It is not known if they survive.
Robert L. Daniel 1943 on March 24, 1998, of cancer. He was seventy-four and a resident of Athens, Ohio.
Bob enrolled at Kenyon during World War II as part of the pre-meteorology program established by the U.S. Army to train weather forecasters for war service. After completing the program, he was on active duty in the Army until the end of the war. After the war, he completed a bachelor's and master's degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in American social and cultural history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
He held teaching posts at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) and Cornell University before settling in to a tenured position at Ohio University in Athens. He often spent summers doing research in locations such as Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., and had Fulbright-sponsored appointments in London, England; Utrecht, The Netherlands; and Manila, Philippines.
Bob published books on American philanthropy in the Near East and on women in American history. At the time of his death, he was working on the second volume of Athens, Ohio: The Village Years. The first volume covered the history of Athens through 1920.
Bob is survived by his former wife, Barbara Pugh Daniel; a daughter, Martha Daniel Hansgen; two sons, Robert S. Daniel '74 and Joseph Daniel; and four grandchildren, Will, Kai, Noelle, and Jesse Daniel.
Russell E. Lynch Sr. 1944 on July 16, 2004, of cancer. He was eighty-one and a resident of Avon Lake, Ohio.
Russ was a 1940 graduate of Gambier High School, where he was an All Ohio basketball player. He attended Kenyon for two years, studying history and political science and leading the Kenyon basketball team. He also played football. He transferred to Capital University on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1946 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He did graduate work at Akron University, Kent State University, and Rutgers University. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Russ taught and coached at Hamilton Township Schools, Gambier High School, St. Mary's High School, Clearview High School, and Oberlin High School before moving to Avon Lake in 1963. His Oberlin team of 1957-58 won the Southwest Conference championship, and Russ was named SWC Coach of the Year. In 1963, the team won SWC and the sectional tournament and Russ was again named SWC Coach of the Year.
At Avon Lake, Russ coached boys' basketball from 1963 to 1968, winning the conference championship and Coach of the Year honors in 1964. He then became head coach of the Avon Lake Shoregals basketball team, leading them to SWC Championships and Coach of the Year honors in 1982-83 and 1988-89. He was inducted into the Lorain County Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Russ started the Occupational Work Experience Program (OWE) at Avon Lake High School in 1973. He was elected the first president of the Ohio OWE Coordinators Association, and for the 1983-84 school year he was the OWE teacher of the year. He taught "The OWE Experience" at Kent State University to all incoming OWE teachers. Russ retired from teaching in 1985 and from the athletic department in 1989.
Russ served as a member of Avon Lake City Council from 1978-85 and was president of the council from 1980 until his retirement in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Vesta Keyes Lynch; a daughter, Sue A. Burrill; a son, Michael C. Lynch; six grandchildren; and a brother, James Lynch.
Thomas S. Smith '44 H'70 on May 12, 2004, of cancer. He was eighty-three and a resident of Pine River, Wisconsin.
At Kenyon, Tom was a member of Phi Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, serving as secretary and then president, and Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity. He also played baseball and basketball. A physics major, he graduated magna cum laude. During World War II, he taught in the pre-meteorology program held by the Army Air Force at Kenyon from January 1943 to February 1944. After completing his undergraduate work, Tom went on to earn a doctorate in physics at the Ohio State University in 1952. He was awarded honorary degrees by Kenyon in 1970 and Ripon College in 1971.
Tom taught physics at Ohio University. In 1961, he was appointed assistant to the president and professor of physics. From 1962 to 1967, he was vice president for academic affairs and professor of physics. In 1967, he was named provost. In 1969, Tom was chosen to lead Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and he remained in the post of president until his retirement in 1979.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon appointed Tom to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, the selection committee for the prestigious awards for distinguished contributions in physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering science. The following year, Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey appointed Tom chairman of the newly created State Ethics Board, a position he still held when he retired.
In retirement, Tom served as executive director of the Lakeshore Consortium in Support of the Arts in the Fox River Valley.
Tom is survived by his wife, Lillyan Beaver Smith; a daughter, L. Courtney Smith; and two sons, T. Steven and David C. Smith.
Ora W. Young Jr. '44 on May 1, 2004, after a short illness. He was eighty-two and a resident of Valdosta, Georgia.
At Kenyon, Ora was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Ryebucks. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force stationed in the United States. He returned to Kenyon in 1947 and completed his degree in 1948.
Ora worked as an air-traffic controller under the Civil Air Administration and then the Federal Aviation Administration for thirty-six years. He was the assistant chief of the Atlanta, Georgia, center at the time of his retirement.
Ora was a hereditary member of Daedalians, a World War I flying organization, of which his father was a founding member.
Survivors include a daughter, Mala Young Vallotton; two sons, Christopher C. and Jonathan R. Young; and three grandsons, Rouse, Joseph III, and Wesley Vallotton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, Georgia, or to the charity of one's choice.
Jack Y. Kasai '49 on July 14, 2004. He was seventy-nine and a resident of Columbus, Ohio.
During World War II, Jack was placed in the internment camp at Gila Bend, Arizona, and later served in the 442nd Infantry Battalion, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for service in France and Italy. After the war, he entered Kenyon, majoring in physics. He earned letters in baseball, football, and track and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity as well as president of Kenyon Klan.
Daughter Jill Kasai wrote, "Dad thoroughly enjoyed Kenyon and returned for reunions when he could. Just last year at Christmastime, he spoke of his roommate, William C. Seiberling '49. Since Dad was on scholarship and work study (he bused tables in the dining hall), money was stretched and only used for essentials. Nice clothes were not essential. Bill was a kind and generous man and just happened to be the same size as Dad. Bill had a closet full of suits and told Dad to wear them. His generosity and kindness extended to other endeavors, such as assisting Dad in entering graduate school." Jack did post-graduate work at the University of Missouri.
Jack was employed by Bell Labs/Western Electric for thirty-eight years as an engineer.
An umpire of high-school and college baseball and girls' softball, Jack was recently inducted into the American Softball Association Umpires Hall of Fame.
In addition to his daughter Jill, Jack is survived by a son, Jerry K. Kasai; and a granddaughter, Jaclyn Kasai. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Georgia 30368-2454, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4261, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01202.
Arthur J. Rushay 1949 on April 26, 2004. He was seventy-six and a resident of White Bear Lake and Hudson, Wisconsin.
Arthur attended Kenyon from June 1945 to September 1945. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota and went on the earn his medical degree at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
Arthur practiced general medicine in White Bear Lake and Hudson until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, and three daughters, Suzan Fritze, Carol Otero, and Janis Casey; and three grandchildren, Alex and Ariana Otero, and Colin Casey. Memorial contributions may be made to Kenyon College, Office of Development, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623.
T. Oliver Brace 1950 on July 12, 2002. He was seventy-nine and a resident of Camrillo, California.
Oliver served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following the war, he attended Kenyon briefly.
He worked as a data processing analyst for various firms, including Douglas Aircraft Company, U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation, and IBM.
Oliver had two daughters, Connie J. Brace and Barbara L. Brace; and a son, Barry L. Brace. Information on survivors was not available.
Richard D. Flinn '52 on May 6, 2004. He was seventy-four and a resident of Hillsboro, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Dick majored in history and was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. After serving in the Army branch of the National Security Agency in Kyoto, Japan, he attended Northwestern University, where he earned a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.
Dick's distinguished international banking career began with First National Bank of Chicago, where he established the Tokyo, Japan, office. As vice president and senior international banking officer for Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit, he was responsible for Asian, Australian, and Middle Eastern operations.
Dick taught courses in history and finance at universities in Japan and the United States. He received a citation from the U.S. Department of State for the development of American history classes at U.S. Information Agencies (USIA) overseas establishments.
An avid genealogist, Dick researched and published several family histories. He shared a common ancestor with Mary Fay, first wife of Kenyon founder Philander Chase, and traced more than one thousand descendants of Chase. He published his book, The Descendants of Philander Chase, in 1991. Dick served as past director of the Japan-America Society for Genealogical Research, past president and treasurer of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, past governor of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Illinois and Michigan, and past elder of the Ohio Society. He enjoyed traveling the Midwest with his dogs, discovering and exploring historic cemeteries.
Dick is survived by his wife, Deanna; four sons, David and Steven Flinn and Craig and Steven Bronson; six grandchildren, Michael and Kate Flinn and Rachel, Sarah, Robert, and Christopher Bronson; a sister, Frances Rathke; two nieces, Ellen Rathke and Debbie Lewis; and a nephew, Charles Rathke Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 234 North High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
Robert E. McComb '53 on March 22, 2004, of cancer. He was seventy-five and a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.
A chemistry major at Kenyon, Bob went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Michigan State University.
He worked as a research chemist for several firms. He retired from the U.S. Library of Congress as a preservation research officer.
Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter April McComb; two sons, Craig and Brian McComb; a granddaughter, Caitlyn McComb; and two grandsons, Robert and Patrick McComb.
Jerome D. Reese '53 on March 16, 2004. He was seventy-three and had been a patient at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital in San Fernando, California, for the past eight years.
A member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Jerry also participated in football and track and was manager of WKCO. He served for two years in the U.S. Army.
Jerry pursued a career in the insurance industry, earning the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters designation (CPCU) as well as an associate degree in management studies and risk management from the Insurance Institute of America.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Reese Spisak; two sons, Philip and Paul Reese; a granddaughter, Cara Spisak; a grandson, Michael Spisak; a sister, Jane Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
Allan L. Johnston Jr. 1963 on August 7, 2004. He was sixty-three and a resident of Oakwood, Ohio.
Duffy attended Kenyon for one year and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in economics.
Pursuing a career in real estate appraisal, Duffy retired as vice-chairman of the Gem Real Estate Group, Inc.
Duffy was active in community affairs, serving as past president of the Dayton Rotary Club, past president of Comus, and past vice president of the Dayton Boy's Choir.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Joan Wood Johnston; a daughter, Virginia Jaye Wickham Johnston; a son,Peirce Wood Johnston '89; two granddaughters, Hayley Joy Peirce Johnston and Elizabeth Jane Silver Johnston; and his mother, Jane Louise Silver Johnston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club of Dayton, 17 South St. Clair Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420.
Jeffrey R. Fisher '65 on May 5, 2004, of a heart attack. He was sixty and a resident of San Francisco, California.
Jeffrey entered Kenyon in the class of 1965 but took time out for a couple of years to work and consider his path in life. He returned to Kenyon in 1966 and graduated with a degree in English in 1968. Jeffrey was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
After graduating from Kenyon, he spent three years in Paris and developed a lifelong affinity for all things French. He later earned a master's degree in linguistics from Brown University and also earned certificates in French language and literature from the Sorbonne and l'Alliance Francaise in Paris.
Combining his love of the theatrical arts with the day-to-day business of making a living, Jeffrey began his marketing career as producer, vice president, and treasurer of Melody Fair, a theater-in-the-round founded by his father, Lewis T. Fisher, in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. He later was director of marketing and education for the Buffalo Philharmonic and corporate communications writer for Goldome Realty Credit Corp. and NVR Savings Bank.
In 1994, Jeffrey began a year-long stint as director of development and marketing at the San Francisco Film Society. In more recent years, he was a freelance marketing strategist, writer, and communications and business consultant.
In addition to his father, Jeffrey is survived by two sisters, Amy Fisher and Christine Lewis.
David E. Powers '66 on July 19, 2004. He was sixty-one and a resident of Ewing, New Jersey.
A political science major at Kenyon, David was on the debate team and was a member of the choir and WKCO. He earned a master's degree in education at Temple University School of Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and taught junior high school in the Philadelphia public schools for fourteen years. During his last four years as a teacher, he attended Temple University School of Law at night, earning his degree cum laude in 1980. At the time of his death, he was deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey, a post he had held since 1984.
David is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Florence Schreiber Powers; a son, Jonathan D. Powers; two sisters, Cyndie Hall and Deborah Powers Oliver; a niece, Danielle Oliver Hentz; a nephew, R. Scott Oliver; mother and father-in-law, Justice and Sidney Schreiber; and four cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648, or The Fund for David's Bench, P.O. Box 592, Thousand Island Park, New York 13692, for the placement of a bench on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in memory of David.
Edward R. Telling III '66 P'91 on August 13, 2004, of cancer. He was sixty and a resident of Rockford, Illinois.
At Kenyon, Ed was co-captain of the swimming team and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He received a juris doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. Following his admission to the bar, he returned to Rockford and joined the firm of Williams and McCarthy, where he practiced law for more than thirty years. At the time of his death, he was an officer and director of the firm and the senior member of its litigation group.
Over the years, Ed served a wide range of civic and charitable organizations. He had been a trustee of Roc-Vale Children's Home, Goldie Flobert Center, Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, and William S. Howard Charitable Trust.
Ed is survived by his wife, Laura Ference Telling; three daughters, Sarah Telling Jordan, Laura Telling Seward '91, and Emily Telling Poulios; their mother, Carol Busch Telling; grandchildren Caroline and Riggs Jordan and William and Catherine Seward; his father, Edward R. Telling; three sisters, Pamela Grimes, Kathryn Bentley, and Nancy O'Shaughnessy; a brother, Thomas Cole Telling; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, 946 North Second Street, Rockford, Illinois 61107, to be added to the Edward R. Telling memorial fund. All contributions will be used to enhance the Bicentennial Bike and Running Path of Rockford Park District.
Timothy J. Lang '67 on January 25, 2004. He was fifty-nine and a resident of Southfield, Michigan. A chemistry and mathematics major at Kenyon, Tim was a member of Alpha Sigma Chi fraternity. He went on to earn a doctorate in physical chemistry from Wayne State University in 1977 and a master of science in multidisciplinary engineering from Purdue University in 1995.
Tim retired from General Motors Corporation in 2002 as an environmental chemist after twenty-one years of service. He was also a professor at Wayne State University and Northwood Institute.
He is survived by his wife, Nancyjo Kujawa Lang; a daughter, Kelly Lang; a son, Kristopher Lang; three grandchildren, Conor, Brennen, and Erin Lang; and his parents, Alden and Aino Lang. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48076.
Charles J. Lantz '69 on May 13, 2004. He was fifty-six and a resident of Lancaster, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Chuck was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity, which he served as vice president for three semesters. He was on the Reveille staff during his junior year. He went on to earn a juris doctorate from American University Law School in Washington, D.C.
After practicing law with the Legal Aid Society of New York City and Westchester County, he joined his father's firm, in Lancaster. At the time of his death, he had been a member of the firm for more than twenty years.
Chuck served as a Lancaster city councilman, president of Lancaster City Council, and chairman of the Supreme Court Council for grievances and discipline.
He is survived by his daughters, Leslie, Jennifer, and Andrea Lantz; a sister, Susan Carr; a brother, James W. Lantz; and his parents, James A. and Eileen W. Lantz. Memorial contributions may be made to The Recovery Center, 1865 Cedar Hill Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Evelyn Pesaresi Salmini '85 on July 19, 2004, of breast cancer. She was forty-one and a resident of Alpine, New Jersey.
Evie majored in English and drama at Kenyon and was active in the Kenyon College Dramatic Club. She was a successful voice-over artist in television network programs and commercials and performed in many dramatic, musical, and comedic productions.
Evie traveled extensively with her husband, who is president of Salmini Worldwide, a film company that specializes in the sports of running, cycling, and triathlon. She enjoyed entertaining business clients and friends in the major capitals of Europe.
In addition to her husband, Ambrose C. Salmini, Evie is survived by her two-year old son, Sterling LaFayette Bleeker Salmini; two stepsons, Ambrose and Schuyler; her mother, Josephine Black Pesaresi; a sister, Josephine Pesaresi Hallam; and a brother, Martin Hugo Pesaresi. Memorial gifts may be made to the Alpine Community Church, Closter Dock Road, Alpine, New Jersey 07620.
Formalist poet Anthony Hecht on October 20, 2004, of lymphoma. He was eighty-one and a resident of Washington, D.C.
After graduating from Bard College in 1944, Hecht served in the infantry in Europe and Japan during World War II. He witnessed the liberation of the concentration camps, an experience evoked in recurring images of the Holocaust in his work and that was central to his understanding of evil in the world. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to study with John Crowe Ransom at Kenyon and later earned a master's degree at Columbia University.
Hecht became the first poet to receive the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome. While in Rome, he translated some poetry by Rilke that was later set to music by Lukas Foss in the cantata A Parable of Death. He also devised a form of light verse called double dactyl that proved popular on college campuses in the United States for a long time and led to a 1966 compendium, Jiggery Pokery, which he created with John Hollander.
His early work was courtly and urbane but later gave way to searing chronicles of the twentieth century's horrors. His first book, A Summoning of Stones, published in 1954, won him immediate attention. He went on to write a half-dozen more volumes of poetry, publishing about one each decade; two books of critical essays; and a 1993 critical study of W.H. Auden's poetry called The Hidden Law. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Hard Hours, published in 1968; the Bollingen Prize in 1983; and the $100,000 Tanning Prize presented by the Academy of American Poets for lifetime achievement.
Hecht had another professional life as a professor, teaching at institutions such as Smith, Bard, Harvard, Georgetown, and Yale, though most of his career was spent at the University of Rochester. His honors included fellowships from the Ford, Rockefeller, and Guggenheim foundations, and the Robert Frost Medal.
In addition to his wife, Helen D'Alessandro Hecht, he is survived by two sons from his first marriage, Jason and Adam Hecht; a son from his second marriage, Evan Alexander Hecht; and two grandchildren.
Dolores Ayers Wolfe on May 3, 2004. She was eighty-three and a resident of Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Dolores was a lifelong resident of Gambier with deep and lasting ties to Kenyon and the village.
Dolores graduated from Gambier High School in 1939 and during World War II she managed the Hayes Grocery Store. She worked for the College for eighteen years as an Addressograph operator in the development office, retiring in 1983. She was the widow of Leo W. Wolfe (1916-1999), who served as mayor of Gambier for several years; sister to two Kenyon graduates, George E. Ayers Jr. '46 (deceased) and Paul E. Ayers '39 (deceased); and cousin to Charles W. Ayers '46.
Dolores is survived by two daughters, Susan Caceci and Linda Jackson; two grandchildren, Aaron and Natalie Jackson; and one sister, Mary Henry.
Deaths for which we have no additional information
Justus P. Seeburg II 1945 in 2002.
Milton M. Honda 1958 in August 2003.
Karl M. Davies '68 was incorrectly listed as Karl M. Davis in the Bulletin issue 26.4. He died on October 20, 2003.
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