Helen Dick Clymer ’38 passed away Nov. 14, 2012. She was the director of the Otterbein College Preschool for 25 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Church of the Master United Methodist, Westerville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace Mumma Dick ’1909 and Jesse Dick ’1911; and sister, Alice Dick Kick ’34. She is survived by two children, including Ann Clymer Peat ’65, and her husband, Harry Peat ’65; four grandchildren, including David Peat ’90; and one great-granddaughter.
Vesta Lilly Morton ’42 passed away Oct. 13, 2012. She was primarily a homemaker and served as bookkeeper for First Baptist Church of Lakewood, Long Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Manley Morton ’40. She is survived by her five children; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Roger McGee ’48 passed away Sept. 22, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. His teaching career began as a history teacher, retiring from Sidney City Schools, Sidney, OH, in 1977. He was dean of business services at Edison State Community College, then administrator of the Barnes Trust Student Loan Program until 1996. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Scott McGee ’47; brother, John McGee ’38; sister, Rosemary McGee Ruyan ’41; and niece, Rebecca Ruyan Groseclose ’69. He is survived by three children; six grandsons; brother-in-law, John Ruyan ’48; nieces, Roberta Ruyan Bonham ’96, Kim Groseclose Allen ’05, and Jennifer Groseclose Koval ’03; and nephew, Daniel Groseclose ’03.
Gene Davis ’50 passed away Sept. 21, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in California and Virginia. He was ordained in 1946 and served churches in West Virginia and Virginia until 1956, when he became the director of religious activities at Springfield College in Massachusetts. His career also included serving as director of the United Christian Fellowship at Bowling Green State University, serving the First Congregational Church of Burlington, MA, and Faith United Parish in Fitchburg, MA. He retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Tomb Davis ’53.
Dorothy Miltenberger ’50 passed away Aug. 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband, Allan Miltenberger ’47; one daughter; and sister-in-law, Martha Miltenberger Thomas ’45. She is survived by four children; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Ray Bell ’51 passed away Sept. 12, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He taught physical education and English for seven years at Colonel White High School, Dayton, OH, where he also coached football, basketball and tennis. He had a 50-year career as a real estate broker and developer with Ray Bell Realty. He is survived by four children; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Donald Walter ’51 passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He had a career in hospitality and exhibition management including a term as executive director of the American Society of Exhibition Managers. He finished his career teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Marsh Walter ’26. He is survived by one daughter; two grandchildren; and brother, James Walter ’61.
Albert Hogue ’52 passed away May 20, 2012.
Gardner “Gary” Hunt ’53 passed away Dec. 13, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Counter Intelligence Command in Korea. He was the former owner/operator of Benefits MidWest, an insurance consulting firm. He was preceded in death by a son. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Warner Hunt ’55, and one daughter.
Evelyn Stump Lee ’53 passed away May 26, 2012. She taught music, speech, drama and reading before her retirement. She was a founding member of the Rialto Theatre Guild and the Red Hattitudes in Loveland, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.
Allan Leonard ’53 passed away Oct. 7, 2012. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard, serving during World War II. He retired from Columbia Gas after 37 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs in Columbus and served as an instructor with Junior Achievement. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce; three children; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Joseph Shumway ’53 passed away Nov. 19, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served overseas near the end of World War II. He was a teacher at Central High School in Columbus until it closed in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Janet Mullenix Birmingham ’55 passed away Nov. 26, 2012. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She ran a successful business in vocational rehabilitation after earning her master’s degree in social work. She is survived by her daughter, Darci Birmingham ’76.
Everett Hodapp Jr. ’56 passed away Sept. 10, 2012. He worked as a civilian in technical and supervisory positions on several major weapons systems at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, for almost 40 years. He was a member and elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Xenia, OH; past lieutenant governor of the Dayton Area Kiwanis Clubs; and past president of the Dayton Chapter Friendship Force. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Amos Hodapp ’56; and a son. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, including Curtis Hodapp ’81; a stepson; three grandchildren, including Valerie Vernell Vining ’07; and four step-grandchildren.
Bob Fulton ’57 passed away Jan. 11, 2013. He was a minister in the United Methodist Church serving as pastor of Sewickley Little Hill UMC, Sewickley, PA, and Muhleman Memorial UMC, Braddock, PA. He was an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, attaining the rank of major in the Reserves. He had a second career with State Farm Insurance, retiring in 1998 as divisional claims manager after 35 years of service. He served as alumni president of Lambda Gamma Epsilon from 2002-2010. He was preceded in death by a son. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; one son; three grandchildren; two brothers, including Arthur Fulton ’51; cousins, Gilbert Burkel ’60 and Frederick Bohse ’65; and nephew, Anthony Fulton ’00.
Edward Carter ’58 passed away Oct. 27, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a chemical corps instructor at Ft. McClellan, AL. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., until 1982, when he was called to ministry. He served as pastor of First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, OH, for more than 20 years, followed by First Congregational Church of Newton Falls, OH. He also worked for the Community Drug Board and Neofill, LLC in HR positions. He was the chaplain for the Tallmadge police and fire departments. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Peterson Carter ’57; three children; and six grandchildren.
Kay Dornan Ciminello ’59 passed away Sept. 29, 2012. She was an elementary school teacher and Christian educator. She pioneered the Licking County, OH, food pantry and was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, OH. She was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Robert Ciminello ’53. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Fred Ciminello ’61; two sons; and two grandchildren.
Dalene Yackey Domer ’59 passed away Nov. 27, 2012. She was a member of the Amlin United Methodist Church, Amlin, OH, and a life member of the Franklin County Historical Society. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert, and five children.
Patricia Hulit Reid ’59 passed away Sept. 25, 2012. She was a nursing instructor at Central Ohio Technical College in Newark, OH. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John; four children; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Ellen Mumma Kneisly ’60 passed away Nov. 26, 2012. She retired from Upper Valley Medical Center where she was a registered medical technician. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, Dayton, OH, and the Otterbein Women’s Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine Myers Mumma ’29 and Robert Mumma ’27; and uncle, Charles Mumma ’29. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Douglas; three children; five grandchildren; and cousins, Carla Mumma Massengill ’64, Kimberly Kennedy ’84 and Kandi Kennedy Murdock ’87.
Judith Hunt Ward ’62 passed away Oct. 9, 2012. She was a teacher and guidance counselor at several northeast Ohio schools, including Cuyahoga Falls, Ledgemont, Bedford and Berkshire. She was a member of the Clairdon Congregational Church, Clairdon, OH. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Edward; three children, including Jodie Ward Fritinger ’91; and seven grandchildren.
Stanley Robinett ’64 passed away Nov. 6, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, then spent his 30-year teaching and coaching career at Worthington High School, Worthington, OH. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn; three children; and three grandchildren.
Larry Beck ’65 passed away Sept. 28, 2012. He was an orderly at Blanchard Valley Hospital for more than 13 years and taught computer classes at the University of Findlay. He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay, OH, where he served as adult Christian education coordinator. He also served as organist for the Arcadia United Methodist Church, Arcadia, OH. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn; and one brother.
Thomas Pringle ’65 passed away Aug. 31, 2011. He retired from teaching in Westerville City Schools after 25 years and was employed by the Metropolitan Parks. He wrote and published poetry both nationally and internationally. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patti Hogue Pringle ’67; three daughters; and four grandchildren.
Barbara Zirkle ’66 passed away July 30, 2012. She taught middle school science at Plymouth Shiloh Local School District, Plymouth, OH, until her retirement. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Zirkle Friend ’67.
Fredric Bennett ’67 passed away Sept. 28, 2012. He was a teacher in Columbus Public Schools before a career in business. He is survived by his mother, Frieda; one sister; and one brother.
David Foltz ’67 passed away June 26, 2011. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a major. He was preceded in death by a daughter, and a granddaughter. He is survived by a son.
Richard Rudolph ’67 passed away Oct. 31, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired engineer for Western Electric (now Alcatel/ Lucent). He is survived by his wife, Cleta, and one son.
Dennis Brookover ’68 passed away Aug. 16, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former teacher in the Frazeysburg, OH, schools. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Newark, OH, and volunteer for the Salvation Army. He is survived by two children.
Lloyd Randall Jr. ’68 passed away Sept. 27, 2012.
Jerry Nelson ’71 passed away Dec. 27, 2012. He was involved in sales during his career, but was most passionate about his volunteer work. He served on the Fostoria City Council, was treasurer for the United Way and past chairman of Fostoria Red Cross. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Joan; four children; and four grandchildren.
Michael Rosenfield ’71 passed away July 14, 2012. He was an accomplished woodworker who owned and operated a contracting business in Vermont for more than 20 years. He worked with several Vermont developers as a building site superintendent. He is survived by a son.
Nancy Harter ’74 passed away May 26, 2012.
Kenneth Jewett ’76 passed away Sept. 9, 2012. He was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel. His career began in ICBM operations as a specialist and moved into the diplomatic field as an attache in Algiers, Algeria. In his retirement, he authored three historical fiction novels, all nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He was an elder at the Ben Salem Presbyterian Church, Lexington, VA, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, tracing his ancestry back to 1638. He is survived by two brothers, including Greg Jewett ’78; and relatives, Ronald Jewett ’74 and his wife, Joy Lemke Jewett ’74.
Scott Warner ’78 passed away Dec. 21, 2012. He was employed as vice president of Allied Fire Protection, Inc., Flaconer, NY, where he worked for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hammond Warner ’80, and four daughters.
Cecily Kuhn Davison ’80 passed away Dec. 20, 2012. She was employed by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Michael Davison ’80.
Mary Carol Kerr Barr ’83 passed away Sept. 20, 2012. She retired from Riverside Methodist Hospital after more than 40 years on the oncology unit. She was a charter member of the Westerville Song Spinners and a founding member of the Westerville Beta Chapter of the Ohio Child Conservation League. She is survived by four children, including Martha Dunphy Hippler ’86; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Martha Dean Kerr ’69.
Lorraine Rea ’83 passed away Sept. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by one brother and is survived by three brothers.
Thad Hoover MBA ’03 passed away Nov. 20, 2012. Formerly employed by Verizon and Powerco Credit Union, he was an adjunct professor at Otterbein. He was a member of St. Barnabas the Apostle Orthodox Church, Sunbury, OH. He is survived by a son.
Laura Bagot ’07 passed away Dec. 28, 2012. She is survived by her parents, Terry and Cathy Bagot; two sons; and one brother.