In Memoriam: Spring 2021

Gazebo at sunset.

To request a photo please contact Keith Walters at x5870, walters@geneseo.edu

In Memoriam of

ALUMNI

Elizabeth Galvin Mather ’44, Oct. 13, 2020

Esther McNeil Griffin ’48, Dec. 5, 2020

Betty Daniel Mitscher ’48, Dec. 5, 2020

Donna Kraiger Kopp’ 49, Jan. 21, 2021

Hunter Fraser ’50, Sept. 20, 2020

Shirley Coggen Wyker ’50, Aug.29, 2020

Loris Corteville Mosher ’51, Jan. 24, 2021

Mary Lynn Coleman Biondolillo’ 52, Jan. 13, 2021

Ann-Mari Nordgren ’53, July 14, 2018 

Gertrude Fronczak Porembski ’53, March 4, 2020

Ella VanLoan Woodruff ’53, Sept. 24, 2020

Shirley Henry Filiatreau ’54, Jan. 22, 2021

Ronald Hilton ’54, Feb. 1, 2021

Esther Schreiber Cohen ’55, Dec. 23, 2020

Barbara Campbell Anderson ’57, June 27, 2017

Shirley Mamoone Besanceney ’58, Oct. 25, 2020

Sam Demuzio’ 60, Dec. 5, 2020

Robert Wilcox ’61, Nov. 22, 2018

Susan Frost Anderson ’62, Sept. 22, 2020

Richard Hofmann ’63, Nov. 7, 2020

Alyce Jacobs Wilcox ’63, Dec. 29, 2020

Avis Naze Wilmot ’64, Sept. 12, 2020

Alvin Johnston ’65, Oct. 26, 2020

Joan Steele ’66, July 28, 2020

Carolyn Bartlow ’67, Dec. 12, 2020

Bonnie Bixby Anderson ’68, Nov.  23, 2020

Francis Barrett ’68, Jan. 8, 2021

Eileen Mumby-Hosford Berges ’68, Oct. 29, 2020

Vincent Marinera ’68, Jan. 23, 2021

Genevieve Clarke ’69, Sept. 22, 2020

Bob MacDonald ’69, Nov. 23, 2020

Jeanette Shady ’69, Oct. 27, 2020

Margaret McCormack Fogg ’70, Dec. 20, 2020

Janice Kudcey ’70, Nov. 25, 2020

Salvatore Marchese ’70, Dec. 28, 2020

Gerald Yazback ’70, Dec. 16, 2020

Edward Holley ’71, Aug.12, 2020

Joseph Klopchin ’71, Nov.17, 2020

William Hubbard ’72, Feb. 6, 2020

Beverly Miller ’72, Nov. 30, 2020

Robert Westacott ’72, Nov. 17, 2020

Gregory Fitts ’73, Oct. 14, 2020

Edgar Wedge ’73, Dec. 4, 2020

Joyce Thayer Hellenschmidt ’74, Feb. 12, 2021

Doug Robinson ’74, Nov. 14, 2020

Mary Van Ry Brooks ’76, Nov. 11, 2020

Ann Maria Plocinski Zevotek ’78, Dec. 28, 2020

Peter Berry ’79, October 18, 2020

Lynn Mitzler Dewhurst ’80, Jan. 28, 2021

John Robert ’85, Nov. 13, 2020

David Coughlin ’87, Feb. 11, 2021

Karen Shaffer Schneider ’90, July 28, 2020

Rori Neamon Kuhns ’91, Nov. 16, 2020

Susan Iles McCarty ’91, Oct. 27, 2020

Robert Kane ’92, Oct. 1, 2020

Katherine Kelly Compton ’96, Nov. 7, 2020

FACULTY

Joanna Kirk, lecturer emerita of sociology, who served from 1997 to 2020, died Jan. 12, 2021. She taught in both the sociology and political science departments.

Scott J. Ray, associate professor emeritus of theatre and dance, who served from 1965 to 1998, died Oct. 11, 2020. He also served as director and choreographer of the Geneseo Dance Ensemble during his tenure, and after retirement established The Scott J. Ray Memorial Scholarships in the Arts Endowment. 

Carey Vasey, professor emeritus of biology, who taught at Geneseo from 1964 to 1991, died Sept. 22, 2020. In 1977, she discovered and identified a new species of insect: Xylomya terminalis Vasey. 

Irina (Ren) Vasiliev, professor emerita of geography, who served from 1993 to 2018, died Nov. 7, 2020. She was honored with a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999. 

 

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