In Memoriam: Summer 2020

ALUMNI

Phyllis Harrington Olmstead ’38, Jan. 24, 2020

Margaret Block Ball ’45, Jan. 26, 2020

JoAnn Springstead Seyfert ’49, Dec. 30, 2019

Robert W. Yull ’49, April 10, 2020

John “Jack” Samter ’50, March 30, 2020

Rosemary Allen Pisaro ’51, May 19, 2019

Margaret Bellanca Vangalio ’51, April 28, 2020

Barbara Long Dick ’52, Jan. 11, 2020

Michela Marino DiDuro ’52, Aug. 31, 2019

Mary Nash Orbaker ’53, Aug. 22, 2019

Patricia Keenan Steele ’53, Jan. 19, 2020

Geraldine Powers Deane ’56, April 19, 2020

Maryanne Fornino Blaine ’62, March 16, 2020

Donna Gunderman ’62, Jan. 24, 2019

Rev. Eunice Mereand Tabor ’63, March 25, 2020

Howard Haff ’64, Jan. 10, 2020

Samuel Leroy Cole ’66, Jan. 16, 2020

Daniel “Doc” A. Chiara, Jr. ’67, Feb. 1, 2020

Robert E. Doucette ’67, Feb. 8, 2020

Paula Farbot Keyes ’67, Dec. 21, 2019

Betty Rae Morse Nittiskie ’68, March 3, 2020

Laurel J. Faucett ’69, April 10, 2020

Richard J. Austin ’70, Feb. 17, 2020

Edward Mace ’73, March 25, 2020

Karen Kolasinski Lubniewski ’75, Feb. 5, 2020

Deborah Boeckmann Hardinbrook ’76, March 1, 2020

Darcy Romeo Kubissa ’78, Feb. 23, 2020

Maureen A. O’Connell ’79, April 10, 2020

Susanne M. Murray ’80, April 24, 2020

Diane Hinkley Riese ’81, March 15, 2020

Alison Jean Petro ’84, Jan. 6, 2020

Helene Ann Erickson ’88, March 5, 2020

Mark William Boardman ’89, April 2, 2020

Karen Smith Tumulty ’90, Feb. 22, 2020

Joshua Conrad Colsman ’01, Feb. 22, 2020

Vincent Coons ’17, March 28, 2020

 

FACULTY

Lawrence L. Bonacquisti, a student teaching supervisor and adjunct lecturer in the Ella Cline Shear School of Education from 1997 to 2016, died on Jan. 9, 2020.

Dolores A. Donnelly, retired dean of College Union and student activities, died on April 6, 2020. She served Geneseo from 1966 to 1991 and oversaw the construction and opening of the MacVittie College Union in 1970.

Edward G. Janosik, retired professor of political science and World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, died on March 7, 2020. While at Geneseo from 1967 through 1985, he founded the political science department and served as its chair for nearly two decades.

Dale Metz ’70, professor emeritus of communicative disorders and sciences, who taught from 1991 to 2011, died on March 25, 2020.

Wendell Rhodes, professor of anthropology emeritus, died on Jan. 13, 2020. He served from 1959 to 1989 and was chair of the Department of Anthropology. In 1981, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and established the Dr. Wendell and Barbara Rhodes Research Award to support undergraduate research and field study in the combined areas of natural and social sciences.

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