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Class of 1920s

Lamar Louise Curry ’27 died Dec. 3, 2012 in Coral Gables, Fla. She was believed to be FSC’s oldest living graduate at the time of her death. She was a teacher for 35 years in Miami and Dade County schools, with former Florida Gov. Bob Graham among her students. She was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the College of the Ozarks, and in 2001, the Miami-Dade School Board named the Lamar Louise Curry Middle School in her honor.

Class of 1930s

Dorothy G. Lesser ’32 died July 15, 2012, in Jacksonville. She received a Licentiate in Instruction from FSC, and she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Frazier; a son, Robert; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Evelyn (Edwina) Repetto Hutchison ’35 died July 18, 2012, in Crystal River. A longtime resident of Seminole, Fla., she was a teacher and principal at Seminole Elementary School. She and her family also owned Orange Blossom Groves, a citrus company. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Bice, and a son, Charles Hutchison, of Chiefland; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters and a sister.

Guylena Stubbs Anderson ’36 formerly of Gainesville, Fla., died April 10, 2013, in Largo, Fla. She taught elementary school in Gainesville for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Arthur Anderson ’31. She is survived by a son, Chuck Anderson, of Orlando; a daughter, Cynthia Paganini of Largo; three grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

Eloise Whitehurst Driskell ’39 died Aug. 27, 2012, in Wauchula, Fla. At FSC, she was Miss Southern in 1938 and 1939 and an Agnes Rowe award recipient. She earned a master’s degree from Western Carolina University, and she worked for the Hardee County School District for more than 34 years. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by two sons, Jeff Lott and Jess Whitehurst Driskell; a nephew and a niece.

Judith Feeney ’39 died Nov. 12, 2011, in Binghamton, N.Y. She was a school teacher for 25 years on Long Island. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Feeney. She is survived by two daughters, Rosilyn Gallipoli and Elizabeth Heery of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; a brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Kathleen Elizabeth Loudy Cook ’39 died Jan. 28, 2013, in Eustis, Fla. She was a teacher and administrator for 25 years in schools in upstate New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell C. Cook ’39. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Behforouz of Muncie, Indiana; a sister, Evelyn Willis ’70 of Lakeland; a nephew, FSC Professor of Religion Dr. Waite Willis, Jr., ’70; a niece, FSC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Diane Stahl ’73; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Daniel O’Haver Price ’39 died Nov. 26, 2012, in Jacksonville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II as an electronics officer. He earned master and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina, where he became professor of sociology. He also taught and was Chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He was the author of seven books and was a consultant to several government agencies, including the Naval Weapons Laboratory and the Bureau of the Census. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Price, and his second wife, Marion Conner Price. He is survived by two sons, Philip Price and Gary Price; a daughter, Karen Price; and five grandchildren.

Class of 1940s

Carol Harris Hunt ’40 died May 21, 2012, in Decatur, Ga. She was a homemaker. She and her husband, G. Bowdon Hunt ’38, who preceded her in death, were longtime residents of Bartow. She is survived by two daughters, Fran Hunt Lewis and Lynn Hunt Bronson; a son, Bowdon Hunt, Jr.; a brother; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy (“Dot”) Lee Jones ’40 died July 12, 2012, in Oviedo, Fla. She taught English and speech before her marriage. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John Jones, a brother, and a sister. She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Lee Ford, Beverly Coyle and Laura Jones; a brother, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nona Johnson Jones Rawls ’40 died Feb. 7, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a schoolteacher. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Taylor Jones and Oscar G. Rawls. Survivors include her grandson, Taylor P. Libby of Durango, Colo.; also, Ed and Mary Jo Baich of Medford, Ore., Ben Libby of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Linda B. Thomas of Jacksonville, and Margie and David Weinstein of Jacksonville.

Dorothy Readdick Hutchinson ’42 died July 26, 2012, in Lakeland. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and she was a member of Florida Southern Women’s Faculty Club. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Turcotte of Marietta, Ga.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Josephine Higgs Irwin ’42 died Dec. 23, 2011 in Nashville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cecil Irwin ’44. She is survived by two daughters, Bunny Jones of Brentwood, Tenn., and Jana Gilliard of Canton, Ga.; a son, Louis Irwin of Daphne, Ala.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren

Betty Jean Grimes ’42 died Jan. 4, 2013, in Rock Island, Ill. She worked for the U.S. weather service, the John Deere company, and the Rock Island Arsenal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Grimes, and a son, Clinton Grimes, Jr. She is survived by two sons, William Grimes of Eolia, Mo., and Steven Grimes of St. Charles, Ill.; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Helen Elizabeth Woodward Buggert ’43 died May 28, 2012, in Las Cruces, N.M. At Florida Southern, she was president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. As an employee of the American Red Cross she worked at a hospital in Georgia, and after her marriage, she taught fourth grade in Michigan. She was a longtime resident of DeKalb, Ill., where she gave private piano lessons. She is survived by husband, Bob; a daughter, Barbara; a son, Richard; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Dr. Albert David “Bert” Rood ’43 died September 11, 2012, in Jacksonville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II as an aviator assigned to the Pacific Theater. He earned a medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and practiced family medicine for more than 50 years. He helped establish the family residency program at St. Vincent’s Hospital and was instrumental in opening its first Family Care Center in 1984. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lucille; three daughters, Debra Lynn Byrd, Rebecca Ann Rood, and Lori Elizabeth Miller; and a granddaughter.

Frances Pauline Knarr Williford ’43 died Dec. 10, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla. She was a longtime resident of Orlando. She was preceded in death by her husband, K.R. Williford, and a sister. She is survived by two sons, Eric Williford of Orlando and Mark Williford of Melbourne; a brother; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Helen Gladman Borsch ’45 died August 10, 2012, in Lakeland. Valedictorian of her class at Florida Southern, she earned a master’s degree at Columbia University in New York. She taught school in Lakeland, Auburndale, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Aruba. She is survived by a daughter, Mimsi Lovering of Texas; a granddaughter, and great-granddaughter.

Ruth Carolyn Clegg Townsend ’45 of Bunnell, Fla., died Feb. 7, 2013. She taught home economics and fourth and sixth grades in Flagler County. Following her retirement from teaching, she owned The Craft Gallery in Bunnell and taught crafts, needlework, and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. (Jim) Townsend, Sr. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Lynda Emery of Bunnell, and a son, James W. (Jay) Townsend, Jr., of Ft. Pierce; six grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Betty Geraldine Widgeon ’46 of Pompano Beach, Fla., died June 2, 2011. She taught school in Broward County, retiring after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Widgeon, and a son, Tommy. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki Fisher and Chris Clymer; a son, Gordon Widgeon; a brother; and a grandson.

Hilda Bevis Chamberlain ’46 died Aug. 23, 2012, in Bartow. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a teacher for the Polk County School District for almost 40 years. She received the Valiant Woman Award in honor of her service to Church Women United. She is survived by Adele T. Bevis Durrance of Bartow; a daughter, Carole C. Marler of Lakeland; three sons, William “Bill” Chamberlain of Punta Gorda, Fla., Jordan L. Chamberlain of Apollo Beach, Fla., and C. Blake Chamberlain of Mulberry Fla.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Walter Eugene Clements ’46 of Maitland, Fla., died Dec. 30, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He earned a law degree from the University of Florida and worked in private industry, including a position as director of training for Florida Gas Transmission Co. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria, and a son, George. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; a son, John Clements; a daughter, Veta Cumbaa; two stepdaughters, Teresa Bevel and Lori Sunday; and four grandchildren.

Maria Sinharinha Tomé da Silva Lawver ’47 died Jan. 11, 2013 in Bigfork, Mont. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and worked as a translator. She was a native of Brazil and a longtime resident of Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Lawver. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Lawver Mitchell of Bigfork, and Georgia Lawver of Edina, Minn.; a son, Joseph West Lawver; and two nieces.

Annie Laurie Summers Proctor ’48 died July 22, 2012, in Stone Mountain, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. She is survived by a son, Robert; a sister, Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.

Foster E. Heath ’49 died April 14, 2012, in Lakeland. An FSC Distinguished Alumnus, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II as a tail gunner on a B-17. He spent 11 months as a prisoner of war. He was the founder and owner of Heath Funeral Home in Lakeland, at which he continued to work until his death. He was active in numerous civic organizations. Mr. Heath was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Purcell Heath ’39, and seven brothers including Charles C. Heath ’47. He is survived by a son, F. Eugene Heath of New Paltz, N.Y.; a daughter, Caroline Schichtel of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and a sister.

William R. Hering ’49 died Jan. 18, 2012, in Ringwood, N.J. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-24 tail gunner, and spent 18 months as a prisoner of war. At FSC, he was a founding member of the Beta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. He spent his entire career with the Star Ledger newspaper in New Jersey, retiring as an editor. He is survived by a son, Matt Hering ’72.

Mary Ann Schutte ’49 of Titusville, Fla., died Sept. 15, 2011. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. She is survived by her children, Gary, Bill, Dan, and Elizabeth; and three grandchildren.

Beulah K. (“Kay”) Barco Tolle ’49 died Aug. 3, 2012, in Crystal River, Fla. She was active in politics in Citrus County, where she was a lifelong resident. She was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Tolle III. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Tolle ’49; a daughter, Laura Lou Fitzpatrick; a son, Hugh Tolle; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert Emmitt Howell ’49 died Nov. 5, 2012, in Lakeland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Howell; a daughter, Donna Jean Murphy; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth “Betty” Trask Kantor ’49 of Lakeland died Feb. 7, 2013. She worked for many years in the Polk County schools as a teacher, special education teacher and school psychometrist. After retirement, she worked with children in Watson Clinic’s Psychological Services Department. She is survived by six sons, Peter Kantor of Tallahassee, Ed Procter of Lakeland, Jon Procter of Panama City, Mike Kantor of Bradenton, Ralph Procter of Birmingham, Ala., and Andy Procter of Holmes Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Katie Procter Miller of Palm Coast and Patti Kantor Wooley of Lakeland; a brother; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

James Lawrence Kirk II ’49 of Moultrie, Ga., died Dec. 17, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a certified public accountant. He was a former member of the Colquitt County Board of Education, a former trustee of the Hospital Authority of Colquitt County, and served on the board of the Georgia Hospital Association. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Kirk of Moultrie; two sons, James W. Kirk of Lake Park, Ga., and Randall F. Kirk of Cashiers, N.C.; four daughters, Marsha Moore of Spartanburg, S.C., Melissa Trammell of Moultrie, Pamela Morgan of Gainesville, Fla., and Vicki Kirk of Fort Lauderdale; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Martha Tarbett Lyons ’49 of Homestead, Fla., died Dec. 9, 2012. At FSC, she was an honors graduate and runner-up in the Miss Florida Southern pageant. She is survived by her husband, Clinton Lyons, Sr.; two daughters, Patricia Karen Cornelius and Laurie Lyons Ferguson; a son, Clinton C. Lyons, Jr.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Claude W. Thompson, Jr., ’49 of Lakeland died Feb. 12, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He taught and coached golf at Lakeland High School for 30 years. He was head of the business department and of the DCT cooperative training department when he retired. He was chosen as a charter member of the State Committee on Economic Education. He was preceded in death by a son, Claude W. “Tommy” Thompson III. He is survived by his wife, Donna Jo; two sons, Terry and Tracy, both of Lakeland; and six grandchildren.

Class of 1950s

Jean D. Criss ’50 of Lakeland died May 8, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and served as a hospital corpsman during World War II. He was a math teacher at Southwest Junior High School for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances. He is survived by a son, Steve Criss of Lakeland; a daughter, Suzanna Criss Quinn of Decatur, Ga.; a brother and a sister; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jo Ann Simmons DeBarry ’50 of Tampa died Oct. 11, 2012. She was a licensed practical nurse for more than 20 years at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James G. DeBarry, Sr.; a daughter, Dione DeBarry; a son, James G. DeBarry, Jr.; and a grandson.

John D. Schmidt II ’50 of Miami Shores, Fla., died Jan. 9, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a financial advisor for more than 50 years with the Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney companies. He is survived by his wife, Norma Hamilton Schmidt, a son, John D. Schmidt III; a brother, and a grandson.

William Edgar Strakosch ’50 of Cheshire, Conn., died Jan. 18, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He owned and operated automobile dealerships, including WES Cadillac Oldsmobile in Waterbury, Conn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois. He is survived by a son, William Strakosch of Middlebury, Conn.; two daughters, Nancy Strakosch-Gross of Grandview on Hudson, N.Y., and Amy Strakosch-Moniz of Sandwich, Mass.; and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Charles W. Stum ’50 of Lakeland died March 1, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II and Korea. He was the Director of the Winter Haven Boys Club. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Smith Stum, of Lakeland; and a son, Russell Stum of Winter Haven.

Joseph Zovath ’50 died Aug. 7, 2012, in Sarasota, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in a Radar Squadron during World War II. At FSC, he played baseball and basketball and earned the nickname “Iron Man.” He worked as an estimator for the Babcock & Wilcox Company, an engineering and manufacturing firm in Barberton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons, John of Miami, and James of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Russell J. Fee Jr. ’51, of Sugarmill Woods, Fla., died March 6, 2012. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as a B-29 aircraft and squadron flight engineer and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations. At FSC, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honorary societies. He worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 26 years as liaison officer. He also was an intelligence adviser to the U.S. Nuclear Test Ban Delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, and served on the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was a writer and editor for several outdoors publications, including Florida Sportsman and Southern Saltwater magazines. His is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Russell J. Fee III of Oak Park, Ill.; Brett Fee of Key West; a daughter, Dawn C. Goldbach of Chatham, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.

Strato Eli Telvely ’51 died July 6, 2012, in Lakeland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Midway during World War II. He earned his M.A. degree from Florida State University and a Specialist degree from the University of South Florida. He taught physics and mathematics in Polk County Schools, served as guidance counselor and assistant principal at Lakeland Senior High and became principal of Seth McKeel Junior High. Upon his retirement, he was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Polk County Schools.

Grace Vivian Schumacher Ward ’51 of Orange Park, Fla., died May 27, 2012. She earned a Master’s in Social Work from Denver University. She owned a Christian bookstore in Sebring, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Damon; two sons, Russell Ward and Bradley Ward; and three grandchildren.

Christine Machold ’51 died Dec. 9, 2012, in Lakeland. She was a teacher, retiring from Highland City Elementary School after more than 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl J. Pierce and Jack Machold. She is survived by two daughters, Gayle and Ann; a son, Doug, a sister, and a granddaughter.

Ondina Barcelo Page ’52 of Elgin, Ill., died June 16, 2011. She was a native of Holguin, Cuba. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth O. Page ’52; two daughters, Colleen Page and Marion Page; two grandchildren; and a brother.

R. Douglas Sadler Sr., ’52 died March 28, 2012 in Orlando. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked in his family’s citrus business. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two children, Becky Hiett and Doug Sadler; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Carl M. Teutsch ’52 of Pompano Beach died April 23, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and chapter president in 1951. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was president of the architectural firm Teutsch & Associates in Palatine, Ill. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Teutsch. He is survived by his children, Lori Hampton of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Carl M. Teutsch III of Palatine, Ill.; a brother; and two grandchildren.

William Murphy Cogan ’52 of Farmingdale, N.J., and West Palm Beach, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He worked as an insurance adjuster for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Nolan; three children, James Nolan, Francis Nolan, and Barbara Lamb; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

William McKinley Fraser, Jr., ’52 of Lakeland died Feb. 17, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for more than 40 years in the phosphate industry in mining and heavy chemical processing. He also worked for Mobil Mining & Minerals. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire Bloodworth Fraser. He is survived by a son, Gen. William McKinley Fraser III of Illinois; three daughters, Annette F. Hecker of Houston, Yvette C. Neumann of Lakeland, and Jeanette F. Goldsberry of Rusk, Texas; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Earl G. Gillman ’52 of Mountainside, N.J., died Nov. 5, 2012. He earned master’s degrees from the University of Florida and Drexel University. He worked as a chemist for several companies and as a financial consultant. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Anne Beth Deuchar and Elaine Robin Edwards; a son, Thomas; and three grandchildren.

Edwin John Heidig ’52 of San Diego, Calif., died Nov. 28, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Diana Wing Heidig; a son, Craig Heidig of Redwood City, Calif.; a daughter, Suzy Marchetti of Greenwich, Conn.; and a sister.

George A. Raymond ’52 of Barnstable, Mass., and Venice, Fla., died April 9, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II as a musician. He earned a Masters in Administration from Boston University and Doctorate in Music from Calvin Coolidge College. He was a teacher of special needs students, principal of numerous schools, and Director of Music in Braintree, Mass. He was preceded in death by a son, Bob. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Helen, of Venice; a son, David, of Eldersburg, Md.; a grandson, and three great-grandchildren.

James H. Vickers ’52 of Winter Park, Fla., died Dec. 31, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned a master’s of education from the University of Florida and spent 40 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and administrator in the Orange County School District. He was a charter member of the Orlando Track Club and a Master Certified USA Track and Field Official. He was inducted into the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hubbard Vickers; three daughters, Mary Sue, Nancy, and Holly; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Leo Zulick ’52 of Thomasville, Ga., died Sept. 16, 2012. He retired in 1992 after 36 years of teaching. He is survived by a nephew, John H. Whitney, of Thomasville; and several cousins.

June Louise Smith Butler ’53 died May 27, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La. After teaching for several years, she received a Master of Arts from the University of Florida. A longtime resident of Pensacola, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Butler, two sisters, and three brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Emily Butler of Pensacola, and Rebecca (Becky) Eleanor Butler Gammon of Baton Rouge; a sister, and three grandsons.

Anne Foust Wightman ’53 of Owensboro, Ky., died April 28, 2012. At FSC, she was president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Miss Southern. She was active in numerous civic organizations in Owensboro. She is survived by her husband, Martel Wightman; two daughters, Edie Castlen and Georgia Coomes, of Owensboro; a sister; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dr. Arthur C. Chandler, Jr., ’53 of Durham, N.C., died Dec. 25, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve, achieving the rank of colonel and serving as acting commander and medical director for the 81st Regional Support Command. He was Professor Emeritus of Comprehensive Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also a longtime faculty member at Duke University. He was also the “Voice of Cameron Indoor Stadium” at Duke for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; three sons, Dr. Arthur Chandler III of Tivoli, N.Y., Matthew Chandler of Huntington, N.Y., and John Chandler of Valatie, N.Y.; a daughter, Ashley Chandler of Carlsbad, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Amy Wienken-Barger of Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.; and 10 grandchildren.

Doris Tomberlin Howell ’53 of Plant City, Fla., died April 7, 2013. She taught at several elementary schools in Hillsborough County. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Howell. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Howell Robinson; two sons, Lawrence Robert Howell, and Stephen James Howell; a sister; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

William Marvin Terry ’53 died Oct. 24, 2012, in Pensacola. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He owned and managed several enterprises in Pensacola. He is survived by two daughters, Laura Ann and Mary Elizabeth; a son, William Henry; six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Robert DeFonso ’54 of Avon Park, Fla., died May 26, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army. At FSC, he was a member of the baseball team. He worked for 37 years for Trans World Airlines at JFK International Airport in New York and at TWA’s Beech Academy in Prairie Village, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three sons, Daniel of Overland Park, Kan., Chet of Marquette, Mich., and Eric of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Connie Deverill of Shawnee, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

Robert Peter “Bob” Glatz ’54 of Palmetto, Fla., died Oct. 10, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters, Kathy Brooks of Waco, Texas, Kristy Hayes of Dallas, Texas, and Karol Schmidt of Portland, Maine; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

William Jackson “Jack” Lester ’54 died Sept. 22, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. He was a military veteran. He worked for Southern Bell and South Central Bell Telephone companies and was a chief accountant. He is survived by three daughters, Catherine Ann Lester, Marianne Lester, and Susan Elizabeth Clayburn; and two sons, William J. Lester, Jr., and Thomas Lester.

Jack Phillips Smith ’54 died Aug. 18, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Texas National Guard, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He worked for Texas Instruments and other companies as a salesman and also owned a travel agency. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn M. Smith; three daughters, Laurel Verheul of San Antonio, Texas, Julia Monroe of Dallas, and Dinah Welsh of Austin, Texas; a son, the Rev. Stuart Smith of Darien, Conn.; a brother, and 10 grandchildren.

The Rev. Joel Walter Embry ’55 died April 22, 2012, in Martinez, Ga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked as an insurance agent before entering the ministry. He was ordained as a United Methodist minister and served as a pastor. He was commissioned as a U.S. Army chaplain, and he served in Vietnam and at Veterans Administration hospitals, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; a son, the Rev. Joel Wesley Embry; two daughters, Alsatian Frye and Rebecca Jo Graham; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lt. Col. John F. Hagemeister ’55 of Sebring died Sept. 28, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by a son, J. Eric Hagemeister of Sebring; a daughter, Peggy Hagemeister of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister.

Nancy J. Hayden ’56 of Slingerlands, N.Y., died May 22, 2012. She earned a master’s degree from Siena College and a doctor of arts from the University at Albany-SUNY. She taught English for more than 30 years at Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central High School in Berne, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Hayden, and a son, Thomas W. Hayden. She is survived by two sons, Michael T. Hayden of Binghamton, N.Y., and Geoffrey G. Hayden of Knox; a daughter, Gretchen H. Cunningham of Slingerlands; a brother; and seven grandchildren.

Saverio “Sam” Giella ’56 died July 14, 2012, in Dade City, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the co-owner of the Rainbow Inn Restaurant in Dade City. He is survived by his wife, Olivia Brooks; a daughter, Diana Grief; three sons, Thomas, Michael and Louis; two sisters and a brother; and six grandchildren.

James H. Taylor III ’56 died Feb. 12, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired officer in the U.S. Air Force who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, receiving several decorations. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Bruce Taylor, Brent Taylor, and Emory Damron; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dale E. Garber ’57 of Bringhurst, Ind., died Feb. 13, 2013. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Leann Garber; a daughter, Deanne Brovont of Bringhurst; a son, Terry Garber of Bringhurst; his father, Daniel Garber of Englewood, Ohio; a brother; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard Fenwick ’58 died May 7, 2012, in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He held high-level managerial positions with IBM during his 28-year career. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons, Richard Fenwick of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Paul Fenwick of St. Mary’s, Kan.; a daughter, Allison Ober of Woodstock, N.Y.; a sister, and four grandchildren.

Theresa Dawn Whitice Olah ’58 of Hollywood, Fla., died June 10, 2012. At Hollywood Hills High School, she taught English, creative writing, and humanities and was Broward County’s Teacher of the Year in the early 1970s. She was also a guidance counselor. She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Maund, and her sister, Diane Whitice Elliott. She is survived by a sister, Dr. Rebecca R. Holt of Norman, Oklahoma; a nephew, James Elliot of Cooper City, Fla., two nieces, Roxanne Maund of Coral Springs, Fla., and Louise Maund Meehan of Georgia; and three great-nieces.

The Rev. John Samuel Rasnake ’58 died Aug. 6, 2012, in Bristol, Tenn. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a pastor in the Assemblies of God, serving congregations in North Carolina and Tennessee. He also served as an executive presbyter of the Tennessee District of the Assemblies of God and was an educator with the Sullivan County, Tennessee, schools. The Rev. Rasnake also served on We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a national educational organization. He is survived by his wife, Gray Smith Rasnake, of Bristol; a son, John Samuel Rasnake II; a daughter, Tondaleah Rasnake Ollis; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Herbert I. Sirota ’58 of Tamarac, Fla., died Feb. 6, 2012. He was a retired publications advisor for the Pinellas County School District and instructor at St. Petersburg Junior College.

Daniel Ford Keane ’58 of Gainesville, Fla., died July 18, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a teacher. He is survived by his wife, Marian; two sons, Daniel, of Kernersville, N.C., and Thomas, of Peoria, Ill.; and a daughter, Elaine Keane, of Cumberland, Md.

Robert Leroy Nesbit ’58 died Sept. 9, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as an aerial photographer. He received a master’s degree in school administration from Florida State University and taught drafting in middle and high school in Pinellas County for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by a brother. He is survived by his wife, Eva Marie Nesbit; two daughters, Deborah Nesbit Davis of St. Petersburg and Diana Lynn Nesbit of Chicago, Ill.

Alan John Schwind ’58 of Flat Rock, N.C., died April 10, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He spent his career in Milwaukee, Wis., as a manufacturer's representative and president of A.W. Schwind Company. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Reiser Schwind, of Flat Rock; two daughters, Amy Farrell of Gaithersburg, Md., and Jennifer Wisniewski of Wauwatosa, Wis.; and four grandchildren.

Nancy G. Peddie Shelly ’58 of Normal, Ill., died Dec. 16, 2012. She worked for the Center for Professional Development at Florida State University and for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Michael B. Shelly; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Lang Houston of Tallahassee; a stepdaughter, Gretchen Shelly of Normal; a granddaughter, a step-granddaughter, and a step- grandson.

Ralph Reid Edwards ’59 of Lakeland died July 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He earned a Master of Science degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and worked for his family’s citrus business, Edwards Groves. He was also a partner in Monty Associates Building Contractors, and he and his wife were co-owners of Gem Rocks Lapidary Supply House. He also worked for Imperial Testing Laboratories and TRAC Environmental Services. He is survived by his wife, Lynn D. Edwards, three sons, Jimmy R. Edwards of Birmingham, Ala., Joel E. Edwards of Lakeland and Gary R. Edwards of Polk City, Fla.; a daughter, Susan E. Gould of Lakeland; a stepson, John Walker; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Edwards ’59 died Sept. 23, 2012, in Lakeland. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe in World War II. After his retirement from the Army, he earned a degree from Florida Southern and taught civics and history at Auburndale Junior High School. He was preceded in death by his son, Bob Edwards, and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Edwards; two daughters, Lana G. Edwards, and Barbara Schucht; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Barbara Jane Clifford Keller ’59 of Indialantic, Fla., died March 6, 2013. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a teacher and taught at Holland Elementary School for 30 years. She received the Satellite High School Volunteer of the Year Award for 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill H. Keller. She is survived by a daughter, Connie Jane Keller Mann of Apopka; and a granddaughter.

Class of 1960s

Leon E. Hall ’60 of St. Petersburg died May 14, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a certified public accountant for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife,

Bettilyn Dinkel Hall ’60. He is survived by a son, Clay Hall; a daughter, Noelle McCain; and five grandchildren.

Raymond Paul Staubesand ’60 died June 4, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and he was the owner of Eau Gallie Marine Center for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Staubesand. He is survived by two sisters, Marie Bowker of North Carolina, and Susan Staubesand of Florida; a niece, two grand nephews, and two great-grand nieces.

Joseph “Joe” Clark, Sr., ’60 of Holderness, N.H., died Oct. 9, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and played baseball. He earned a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University and taught and coached soccer, baseball, junior varsity basketball, and golf at Plymouth State University, where he led the baseball and golf teams to conference titles. He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was a PGA Master Professional, the association’s highest designation. He is survived by his wife, Deloris “Dell” Clark; two sons, Joseph L. Clark, Jr., of Holderness, and Glenn A. Clark of Orlando; a daughter, Susan A. Clark of South Kingstown, R.I.; six grandchildren; a brother and three sisters.

Donald Lee Mayfield ’60 of Columbiana, Ala., died Jan. 13, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a manager for Publix and Bruno’s grocery stores. At the time of his retirement, he was General Manager for A Model Threaded Rod. He is survived by his wife, Ouida Mayfield; two sons, Ed Mayfield of Brentwood, Tenn., and Ramsey Bentley of Tampa; two daughters, Cindy Walthall of Madison, Ala., and Jennifer Faircloth of Helena, Ala.; a brother, and two grandchildren.

James Dennis McNab ’60 of Pompano Beach died March 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean McNab; a daughter, Pamela Jean McNab; a son, James Dennis McNab, Jr.; and a grandson.

John T. Minor, Jr., ’60 died June 18, 2012, in Clermont, Fla. He served in the Florida National Guard and was retired from Florida Power & Light. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean. He is survived by a son, John Thomas (Tom) Minor, III, of Clermont; and six grandchildren.

Stuart B. Polito ’60 died July 6, 2012, in North Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife, Joy Polito; two sons, Michael Polito of Coventry, Conn., and Steven Polito of Jacksonville; and three grandchildren.

Glenda Grace Dreadin Spangler ’60 died Oct. 25, 2012, in St. Petersburg. She was a secretary and an elementary school teacher. She is survived by her husband, Walter Spangler; a sister, M. Wynel Dreadin of Pinellas Park; a brother, Neal Dreadin of Avon, Ind.; two nieces and a nephew; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Elbert (Bozy) Blackwelder ’61 of Fort Meade, Fla., died May 13, 2012. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and the Florida National Guard who served in Vietnam. He also worked as an aluminum contractor. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Blackwelder; five sons, Eric Campbell of Arkansas, Thomas Long of Bartow, B.J. Wood of Carrier, Miss., Charles Tucker of Fort Meade, and Herb Albritton of Lakeland, FL; seven daughters, Karen Campbell of Arkansas, Eva Bryant of LaBelle, Fla., Carolyn Aldridge of Naples, Fla., Shirley Chavis of Fort Meade, Patricia Mathers of Bartow, Darlene Team of Mulberry, Fla., and Angel Powella of Bartow; a brother; twenty-one grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mary Anne Ahrendt Blanche ’61 died April 30, 2012, in Bradenton. She taught elementary school for 35 years, most of them at Samoset Elementary in Bradenton. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority. She is survived by her mother, Donna Ahrendt; a son, Scott Blanche; a daughter, Rebecca Yates; a sister; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mott Peck Jr., ’61 of Waverly, Penn., died May 15, 2012. He worked for Morgan Stanley for 38 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Ann Detwiler Peck; and numerous cousins.

William J. “Bill” Ratley ’61 died June 14, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla. He earned a master’s degree from Stetson University. He worked in the Apollo space program and then as an educator with Brevard County School District. He was also a local contractor and taught woodworking at Brevard Community College. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Davis Ratley; two daughters, Kimberly McKevitt and Jennifer Ratley; two sisters; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Allen Arthur Edwards ’62 of Vero Beach, Fla., died Jan. 15, 2013. He was a founding partner of Edwards, Curtis & Ward, Certified Public Accountants in Vero Beach. He was a former member of the board of directors of the National Blood Bank Organization. He served on the City of Vero Beach Planning and Zoning Commission for six years and with numerous other civic organizations. He is survived by his wife, Joan Edwards; two brothers, Bruce Edwards of Vero Beach and Robin Edwards of Lakeland; five nieces; one nephew; seven great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.

Richard J. Hazen ’62 of Sarasota died March 6, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He earned a degree from the University of Florida Law School. He is survived by his wife Janet; two daughters, Ciennne Dix and Lura Lentz; and two granddaughters.

Dorothy Sue Endres Tolle ’62 of Winter Haven died April 12, 2013. She taught at and was Headmaster of Saint Paul's School in Winter Haven for many years and was Director of the Oaks School in Bartow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Tolle, Jr. ’62. She is survived by her three children, Julie Tolle, Beth McKay, and Chase Tolle; four grandchildren; a brother, and a sister.

Richard E. Robinson ’63 died Aug. 23, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. He was a bookkeeper for Kozol Brothers for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Camille “Jo” Robinson. He is survived by two sons, Chris Robinson and Mike (Tonie) Robinson; a sister, and a grandson.

David Lamar Brown ’63 of Mount Dora, Fla., died on Oct. 30, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. His career was in the citrus industry and was CEO and General Manager of Mims Citrus Growers Cooperative upon his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Gail; two sons, Mark and Matthew Brown; a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Diane Sue Walker-McConnell ’64 of Lakeland died Aug. 7, 2012. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey McConnell of Stuart; two daughters, Laurie McConnell of Tequesta, Fla., and Melissa Butler of Lakeland; a brother, and five grandchildren.

Frances Chandler Hand ’65 of Pelham, Ga., died June 14, 2012. She taught junior high and grammar school for the Dougherty County (Georgia) Board of Education for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr., of Pelham; three brothers, Dr. William Marcus Chandler of Warwick, Ga., Robert Battey Chandler of Tifton, Ga., and Porter Edward Chandler of Tallahassee; two sisters, Kathleen Chandler Hornick of Leesburg, Ga., and Ann Porter Chandler of Pelham; eight nephews and nieces, and three great-nephews a great-niece.

Betty Miller ’65 of Nokomis, Fla., died Jan. 22, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; two daughters, Patty Wisniewski of Oldsmar and Michelle Wilson of Cedartown, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

Royce Beasley ’66 of Winter Haven died Jan. 31, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He taught history in Polk County high schools. He also served as a pastor at churches in Sarasota, Ocala, Lake Wales and Jacksonville, and he was the founding pastor of Majesty Baptist Church in Dundee. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Beasley; a daughter, Laura Beasley; three sisters and two brothers.

Susanne “Susie” Hunzeker Hardaker ’66 of Winter Haven died April 17, 2013. She was employed by Johnny’s Body Shop. She is survived by her husband, John C. Hardaker, and a daughter, Holly Hardaker.

William James “Jim” Lee ’67 died April 23, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of the Mocs men’s basketball team. He began his career as a teacher and coach with the Polk County schools, then entered the insurance business. He was a charter member of the Sixth Man Club at FSC and served as its president for more than six terms. In June, he was inducted into the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame. He served on the boards of the Lakeland Family YMCA, Learning Resource Center, Dixie Youth Baseball and the Advisory Board of Community Southern Bank. He is survived by his wife, Nannette Lee; two sons, Randy and Ricky; two granddaughters; three sisters, and a brother.

Imogene “Jean” Reaves ’67 of Lake Wales died Nov. 29, 2012. She retired from Frostproof Middle-Senior High School after teaching English for 32 years. She is survived by two cousins, Howard Fulmer and Frances Prickett of Anniston, Ala.

Gregory Arthur Costan ’68 of Charlottesville, Va., died Feb. 6, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He left the service with the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Costan Kopelousos. He is survived by his sisters, Constance C. Austin of Greenville, S.C., and Dimitra Costan of Charlottesville; two nieces, and three great-nephews.

Kay Chellman Millet ’69 of Santa Monica, Calif., died May 3, 2012. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She had a 28-year career in television broadcast production. She also was a weaver and wool merchant and had a studio and a gallery in New York City. She established a Montessori school in Corning, N.Y.

John Keller Rau ’69 of Nashville, Tenn., died Nov. 26, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for Southern Oil Company, his family’s business. He was preceded in death by a brother and a son. He is survived by a daughter, Leslie; a son, Dan; and his friend and mother of his children, Lynn Rau.

Class of 1970s

James F. Benz ’70 of Wellington, Fla., died March 29, 2012. He worked in the automobile business and later became a financial advisor. He is survived by his wife, Frances Gordon Benz; a daughter, Adrienne Figueroa of Nashville, Tenn.; and a son, James Benz.

Robert Alonza “Al” Glover ’71 of Cocoa, Fla., died Oct. 24, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of FSC’s President’s Council and also served as president of the Alumni Board. Mr. Glover was a stockbroker and investment-management professional. He was emeritus member and past chairman of the Brevard Community College Foundation Board of Directors and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the College. He received gubernatorial appointments to regional planning and development authorities. He is survived by his wife, Marla; four children, Tami, Russell, Christopher, and Scott; and six grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to Florida Southern College in care of the Advancement Office.

The Rev. Thomas E. Pittard ’71 died on Oct. 3, 2012, in Sarasota. He was an ordained United Methodist minister and served ten churches in Florida until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Leah Pittard; three daughters, Carol Hammer ’82 of Columbia, Md., Lila Levy ’84 of Sarasota, and Vickie Pittard of Virginia; a son, Thomas Malcolm Pittard ’88 of Atlanta; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Thomas M. Field ’72 died May 20, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at Normandy during World War II. He worked for the Fairchild-Hiller Aircraft Modification Plant in St. Augustine and then entered the United Methodist ministry, where he served churches in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Elizabeth; a son, Thomas; three stepchildren; a brother; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

William A. Taylor ’72 of Fort Myers, Fla., died April 22, 2012. He was the owner of William A. Taylor Associates, a residential and commercial real estate firm. For his support in the revitalization of the River District downtown, Mr. Taylor was presented with a key to the city of Fort Myers. He is survived by a companion, Shelley Magnaghi; three sisters, Margaret Sugg, Kitty Norman, and Anne Valenti; a nephew, and four nieces.

Richard C. “Dick” Literaty ’72 of Seminole, Fla., died Nov. 5, 2012. He worked in the heating and air conditioning business and for Florida Power. He is a member of the Tampa Bay Rays Wall of Fame for his efforts to bring the team to Tampa. He is survived by his wife, Jill; a cousin, two nephews, and two nieces.

Brice Dennis Auth ’74 died April 4, 2013 in Palatka, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medical corpsman. He worked for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission as a field biologist, earning a National Wildlife Federation Water Conservationist of the Year Award. He also was the first executive director of the St. Johns River Water Management District and later owned his own business, Auth & Associates, Inc., Environmental & Water Management Consultants. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine McCarl Auth; three daughters, April Weiner, Alison Fratarcangelo, and Jennifer Gaddy; a stepson and a stepdaughter; a brother; three grandsons, three granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.

John A. Carter Jr., ’75 of Lake Norman, N.C., died Aug. 5, 2012. He held sales positions with Carter Chair and Carolina Color Corporations, and for the last 20 years he was the managing partner of Carter Properties, a commercial real estate venture. He is survived by his father, John Carter, of Linville, N.C.; an uncle, Paul Carter; six sisters; 16 nieces and nephews, and a great-niece.

Melissa Powers Baum ’75 of Indialantic, Fla., died Jan. 17, 2012. She had a career as a licensed mental health counselor. She is survived by her husband, J. Clayton Baum; two children, Matt, and Katie; her mother, Dot Powers; and a brother.

Thomas Cullison Norris ’76 of Orlando died July 18, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Martin Marietta. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Norris; three daughters, Julie Anderson, Jill Norris, and Jennifer Suganuma; and five grandchildren.

Stephen Sutton ’76 of Plainfield, N.J., died Jan. 2, 2013.

George Milton Burkhart ’77 of Lakeland died May 21 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a petty officer in Vietnam. He was a school teacher at Fort Pierce High School and was employed at the Bond Clinic in Lakeland. He is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Garland of Danville, Ky.; four nephews and a niece; nine great-nephews and great-nieces; and eight great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.

Susan Simpson Johnson ’77 of Alpharetta, Ga., died Feb. 7, 2013. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was a counselor with the Florida State Employment Service and also taught pre-school and was a co-owner of an accessories and furnishing retail store. She is survived by her father, Jefferson Simpson of Naples, Fla.; her husband, Byron Johnson ’77; three sons, Ty Johnson of Estes Park, Colo., Adam Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Josh Johnson of Alpharetta; two nieces and a nephew.

Robert L. Louchart ’78 of Pekin, Ill., died April 27, 2012. He and his wife were owners of the Robert L. Louchart Insurance and Investments firm. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two daughters, Megan and Anne, both of Pekin; his father, Bud Louchart, of Pekin; a sister; and a grandson.

Tedfred Ellis Myers III ’78 of Windsor, Ontario, died Feb. 3, 2012. He was an associate professor at the University of Windsor. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Robert and Bryan; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Mario Sanguily ’78 died Dec. 30, 2011, in Palm City, Fla. A native of Havana, Cuba, he was a general and vascular surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Alicia; a daughter, Brianna; and a son, Justin.

Robert “Bob” Stewart Varn ’78 of Fort Pierce died June 18, 2012. He was a citrus grower, associated with Varn Citrus. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel F. Varn and Myron M. Varn Jr. He is survived by a sister, Stephanie Varn Kite of Phoenix, Ariz.

James Michael Privett ’78 of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Oct. 28, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He managed his family’s orange grove and owned a fresh fruit packing and shipping business. He also pursued a career in medical sonography. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; three sons, Stefan, Michael, and Jeff; and five grandchildren.

Joseph J. Blanchard ’79 of Lakeland died March 14, 2012. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from FSC.

Warren D. Callender ’79 died July 11, 2012, in Auburndale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War, and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer, the Navy’s highest noncommissioned rank. He earned his B.S. degree from FSC after his retirement, and he taught math at Auburndale Senior High School, where he established the Junior ROTC program. He is survived by his wife, Sandra G. Callender; three sons, Michael Callender and Mitchell Callender, of Auburndale, and Mark Callender of Dothan, Ala.; a sister and three grandchildren.

Marc C. Slone ’79 of Cary, N.C., died March 20, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity and a summa cum laude graduate. He received a master’s degree in biomedical laboratory science from the University of California at Berkley and worked as a pharmaceutical microbiologist. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kuliga Slone; a daughter, Rebecca Slone Beerman; a son, David Slone; and two brothers.

Linda Fields Hurst ’79 died Dec. 25, 2012, in Lakeland. She was a retired teacher with the Polk County School District. She is survived by her husband, Leslie W. Hurst, Jr.; two sons, Cmdr. John Hurst of Chesapeake, Va., and Bruce Hurst of Harrison, Ark.; two brothers; five sisters; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Margaret Branson “Penny” Simpson ’79 died Dec. 3, 2012, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Class of 1980s

Carl Dean Barber ’80 of Lebanon, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and also worked in civil service at Fort Leonard Wood. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Adair of Ulysses, Kan.; his wife, Ann Barber; two sons, Carl Dean Barber II of High Ridge, Mo., and Mark Allen Barber of St. Louis; a stepson; a sister; five grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Carol A. Osgood ’81 of Bartow died Jan. 17, 2013. She was a Charge Nurse for both Bartow Memorial Hospital and Lakeland Regional Medical Center, serving in the Labor and Delivery Units. She is survived by her husband, David Osgood of Bartow; two sons, David Byrd of Lakeland and Jonathan Byrd of Bartow; a daughter, Susan Underwood of Indian Rocks Beach; and a grandson.

Judith, L. Dobler Dunn ’82 of Riverview, Fla., died October 14, 2012. She was a nurse and was Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Brandon Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by a son, Martin Dunn. She is survived by her parents, George and Mary Dunn; her husband, Robert Dunn; two sons, Kevin Dunn and Brian Dunn, both of Riverview; a grandson, and two great- grandsons.

Jeannie A. Milavec Stefanik ’84 died Feb. 11, 2013 in Winter Park, Fla. She worked as a hospital nurse and then as a campus nurse at the University of Central Florida for many years. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Lucas of Franklin, Tenn., Christina Gillmore of Casselberry, Fla., and Ramona Hixson of Shawboro, N.C.; two sons, Theodore Stefanik of Harvard, Mass., and John Stefanik of Orlando; a sister and a brother; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Laurie E. Madonia ’85 died April 25, 2012, in Lakeland. She was a pharmaceutical and hospital executive. She is survived by her husband, Charbel Gomez; her parents, Evelyn and Batista Madonia Sr.; a sister, Rosemary Madonia; two brothers, Stephen Madonia Sr., and Batista Madonia III; and six nieces and nephews.

Ronald Dale Doremus ’86 died May 11, 2012, in Westminster, Colo. He earned a master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon Institute, and he developed hospital information systems. He is survived by a daughter, Allie Turney Doremus; a brother, Steven L. Doremus; a sister, Dana Doremus Yerton; a niece and two nephews.

David Allan McGinty ’86 of Kissimmee, Fla., died Jan. 13, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Barbara McGinty; a daughter, Tracey Nierode of Columbus, Ga.; a son, Paul D. McGinty of Kissimmee; two brothers, and three grandchildren.

James Mack Rigterink MBA ’87 died Dec. 12, 2012 in Lakeland. He was a professor at Polk State College for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son, Tom; a daughter, Mary Dzialo; two grandchildren; a brother, a nephew, and two nieces.

Virginia Joan Kempton ’88 died Dec. 21, 2012, in Post Falls, Idaho. A longtime resident of Apopka, Fla., she was a classification management specialist for Martin Marietta. She is survived by three sons, Michael of Post Falls, Kevin of Yorktown, Va., and Brian of Post Falls; eight grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Douglas Hobart Grayson ’89 died March 12, 2012, in Lakeland. He was the co-owner of Knott Brothers Construction Co. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Anne Grayson; his parents, Boyd and Carol Grayson; a grandfather; two sisters; and 10 nephews and nieces.

Class of 1990s

Joseph J. Borsdam ’90 of Honesdale, Penn., died Aug. 16, 2012. At FSC, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education. He was employed at Borsdam, Inc. He was preceded in death by a sister. He is survived by his parents, David R. and Bettyjane Haun Borsdam of Honesdale; a son, Austin Michael Borsdam; two brothers, Michael Borsdam of Beach Lake, Penn., and James Borsdam of Honesdale; and a grandmother.

Charlotte Swain Storm ’91 of Merritt Island, Fla., died May 16, 2012. She worked in banking and real estate. She is survived by her husband, Robert Storm; her mother, Irma Swain; and her sister, Susan Reid.

Cheryl Mundy Fennelly ’94 of Lakeland died Feb. 4, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Fennelly; a daughter, Leah Fennelly; a son, Collin Fennelly; stepsons Brian, Sean, and Adam Fennelly; her parents, Wayne and Elinor Mundy; and a brother.

Gary Thomas Lawrence MBA ’94 of Lakeland died Oct. 14, 2012. He was a manager for Lakeland Electric. He is survived by his wife, Carol Lawrence; a son, Shelby Lawrence; a stepson, Troy Ellerbe; and two grandchildren. Mark Andrew Achord ’96 of Altamonte Springs, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2012.

Ruth Searle Nash ’96 died May 22, 2012, in Port Charlotte, Fla. A longtime resident of Reading, Mass., she joined the Girl Scouts in 1926, worked for 30 years as a Girl Scout administrator, and at the time of her death was the longest surviving Girl Scout in America. In 2011, she was honored by the Girl Scouts with an 85-year pin. She was the author of three books and a manuscript about the contributions of the Boy and Girl Scouts. At the age of 80, she graduated from FSC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton. She is survived by three daughters; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Class of 2000s

Justin Kendall Hancock ’05 of Valrico died April 7, 2013. The cause was cancer. At FSC, he was a two-time All-American for the Mocs baseball team and was Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year in 2002. After playing minor-league baseball, he joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He is survived by his parents, Garry and Kathy Hancock; a sister, Courtney Rankin; and a niece.

Dennis Brown ’13 died Aug. 8, 2012, after an extended illness. A senior at FSC, he was a native of Jamaica.

Katherine Sellers ’15 died on May 1, 2012. A freshman at FSC, she had returned home to Parkville, Md., at the conclusion of final exams. She is survived by her parents, Glenn and Charlene Sellers; a brother, Brandon Sellers; an uncle, and two aunts.

Former Students

Ruth Emily Ross Rider of Lakeland died Sept. 2, 2012. She was an organist and church secretary and was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ben Rider. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Mary Ellen Rider of Lakeland, and Judy Rider Berry of Roswell, Ga; a brother; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Ben and Ruth Rider scholarship endowment at Florida Southern College.

Neva Jane Langley Fickling, who attended FSC before she was crowned Miss America in 1953, died Nov. 18, 2012, in Macon, Ga.

Marie M. Miller of Lakeland died Feb. 11, 2013. Mrs. Miller and her late husband, Truman Miller, were the College’s Honorary Chancellors in 1994. She was a pioneer in aviation, taking flying lessons in the 1920s at Curtiss Field in Mineola Island, N.Y., where she met Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. She was a station agent for Eastern Airlines and later manager of the Raleigh (N.C.) Municipal Airport. She and Mr. Miller trained Air Force pilots at several locations in the United States. She was inducted into the Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame in 1990. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Truman Miller II. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia M. Moore of Greenville, S.C., and Carolyn M. Oglesby of Lakeland; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Gordon Penny of Lakeland died Jan. 26, 2013. He was married to FSC Director of Testing Sara Penny ’82, who survives him with their children, Rosemary, Andrew and Duncan.

Patricia Bredeken Redig died March 29, 2013, in Tallahassee. Survivors include a grandson, Christopher Philip Redig ’01, and a granddaughter, Jacquelyn Nicole Redig ’05.

Harold A. “Streamline” Sale of Lakeland died April 2, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He had a career in the insurance business, founding his own company, the Sale Insurance Agency. He was a supporter of Florida Southern College athletics and was a founding member of the Sixth Man Club. He also was elected to the Lakeland High School Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three sons, H. Allen Sale, Jr., Gregory Sale ’87, and Robert H. Sale; a sister and a brother; six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Lester Wishnatzki of Lakeland died May 19, 2013. He and his wife, Selma, were generous donors to FSC over the years, and in 2007, friends of the Wishnatzkis created the Lester and Selma Wishnatzki Endowed Scholarship in Business on the occasion of Mr. Wishnatzki’s 90th birthday and the Wishnatzkis 69th anniversary. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Lakeland in 1938 to work with his family’s business, the Wishnatzki and Nathel Packing Company, now Wish Farms. He was inducted into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame, and the Wishnatzkis were noted for their philanthropy to numerous community and civic organizations. He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma. He is survived by two daughters, Elinor Klivans of Camden, Maine, and Susan Dunning of Ludlow, Vt.; three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Faculty

Janita O. Hauk, former adjunct instructor, died July 29, 2012, in Lake Suzy, Fla. She was conductor emeritus of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Charlotte County, Fla., professor of violin and viola at Edison State College, and a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony. She taught music appreciation classes at FSC. She is survived by a son, Todd Hauk of Westland, Mich.; a daughter, Alea Hauk DeNeau of Seattle, Wash.; David Bewernitz of Wesley Chapel, whom she raised as a son; a brother; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

Former adjunct instructor Justine P. LeBaron died June 13, 2012, in Tampa. The longtime principal French horn player for the Florida Orchestra, she taught the instrument at FSC and at Stetson University. She is survived by her husband, Don Owen; two daughters, Jessica Ancer and Melissa LeBaron; two stepchildren; and five grandchildren.

William George “Bill” Albrecht, Jr., died Aug. 22, 2012, in Lake Charles, La. He was Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at McNeese State University; Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics; and the coordinator of the Academic Computing and Learning Center. He was Associate Professor of Mathematics at FSC from 1996 to 2001. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Albrecht of Lake Charles; three children, Cody Brown, William Albrecht III, and Alexandra Albrecht; a sister, and an uncle.

Dr. Gary C. English ’62 of Nashville, Tenn., died Feb. 9, 2013. He taught in the Communications Department at FSC. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Leigh Bourlakas; a son, Joshua Gary English; and four grandchildren.

Former adjunct instructor Justine P. LeBaron died June 13, 2012, in Tampa. She taught French horn at FSC. She is survived by her husband, Don Owen; two daughters, Jessica Ancer and Melissa LeBaron; two stepchildren, Bill Owen and Jana Owen; and five grandchildren.

Staff

David M. Bodwell, former Director of Financial Aid, died April 20, 2012, in Jupiter, Fla. His career was devoted to college financial aid, and he had held similar positions at Roger Williams College, the University of Tampa, and most recently at Palm Beach State College. He is survived by a companion, Carol Bond; his mother, Marian; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Nancy.

Anne Morgan Dinsmore died June 6, 2012, in Lakeland. She was the head of the Audio-Visual Department of Florida Southern for many years. She is survived by two sons, William Kaufman of Lakeland, and Jeff Morgan of Sanford, Fla.; two daughters, Annette Simpson of Fort White, Fla., and Lisa Jewell of Lakeland; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Sarah Marie “Sally” Gullage died May 31, 2012, in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was a Library Assistant in the Roux Library’s Technical Services Department for 37 years. She was preceded in death by three sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Sheck of Lakeland, Katherine Bailey of Houston, Texas, and Sally Pachik of Palm Harbor; four grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

William (Bill) Henry Jago, Jr., died June 4, 2012, in Ocala, Fla. He was Manager of the bookstore at FSC for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Harriet (Doll) Forehand Jago of Ocala; his daughters, Ann Maurer of Dunwoody, Ga., and Elizabeth Miller of Ocala, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be given in his name to the Florida Southern College Scholarship Fund.

Ouida Salter Cooke died Oct. 30, 2012, in Newberg, Ore. She was a secretary at FSC. Her husband was the late Wesley C. Salter, Jr. ’52. She is survived by a son, Devon; a daughter, Mara; 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Annalisa “Lisa” Stokely Mims Cope of Dandridge, Tenn., died Feb. 3, 2013. She was the coach of the water ski team at FSC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Cope. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte J. Mims; a sister, Shari Perryman; three nieces, and a nephew.

Francis Earl “Frank” Foland ’60 died Dec. 11, 2012, in Lakeland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. For many years, he was Director of Admissions and Director of Alumni Relations at FSC. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Foland. He is survived by his wife, Ann Wolfe-Foland; a grandson, Brooks Foland; a niece and two great-granddaughters.

Jerelen Hinton died Dec. 7, 2012, in Lakeland. She was employed for 59 years in custodial services and as hostess of the Visitors Center. She joined the College in 1952 and retired in 2011 as Florida Southern’s longest-serving employee.

Robert B. Palmer of Plant City died March 9, 2013. He was Vice President of Enrollment Management from 1995 to 2005. He also served as Director of Admissions and later interim President of Springfield College in Vermont and as Admissions Representative at Western New England University. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; two daughters, Jennifer and Kathie; two stepsons; a brother; and six grandchildren.

Notices

Helen Caudle Winslow ’37 died Feb. 19, 2008, in Carmel, Calif.
Claire Streets ’38 of Boulder, Colo., died Nov. 13, 2010.
Vinnie Eugenia Rapp ’40 died July 19, 2011, in Richmond, Va.
Lenora “Noie” Smith Templin ’50 died Dec. 21, 2010, in Lakeland.
James R. Iley ’54 died May 23, 2005, in Greensboro, Fla.
JoAnna L. Ramsey ’57 died Aug. 11, 2011, in Cocoa, Fla.
Norman P. Clifton, Jr., ’58 died Feb. 5, 2007, in Ocala, Fla.
Richard C. “Corky” Ross ’60 died July 27, 2004, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Thomas Perry Lang ’81 died Aug. 4, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Patrick H. Higdon III ’88 died Nov. 28, 2010, in Quincy, Fla.

Trustees

Trustee Emeritus John Edwin “Jack” Hunt Sr. died March 12, 2012, in Tallahassee. His career was spent in the banking industry. He served on FSC’s Board of Trustees from 1985 to 1997.