August 2019 

Featuring news received between April 1 and June 30, 2019


Class Notes Quarterly features professional accomplishments, educational attainments, awards, and other life milestones celebrated by our alumni.  A section of In Memoriam listings follows to honor alumni who are no longer with us, including links to complete obituaries available online at the time of publication.

See the links below to jump to your choice of decade, or to additional sections devoted to marriage, birth, and death announcements. Based on alumni feedback, we have created easier to find and read In Memoriam listings for deceased classmates and friends, and we are pleased to provide links to their full, online obituaries as published by local media outlets, when available.

Searchable Archive: Our online class notes archive may be accessed and searched at any time.  Our archived collection of notes (including class notes, marriage and birth announcements, and in memoriam listings) begins with those received in 2010. The archive may be searched by name, class year, city, or state and is updated regularly.

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In Memoriam


PHILIP RADCLIFFE, Bridgewater, Va., together with his wife Betty White Radcliffe ’60, is enjoying life and sports in the Shenandoah Valley. Their daughter Kristen Radcliffe Muncy ’89 and son Mark Radcliffe ’88 also live in Virginia.


BETTY WHITE RADCLIFFE, see Philip Radcliffe ’59.


JERALD KLOCEK, Las Vegas, Nev., moved to Las Vegas in 2017. He is writing his second book, a children’s story titled Lord Buffington II, The Upside-Down Dog.


SANDRA BONK KERBER NORMAN, Fairview Park, has been voted Professor of the Year by the students of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.


WILLIAM MUCKLEY, Douglasville, Ga., has been retired for six years and enjoying newfound opportunities to attend concerts in his free time.


MARCIA EARL HUMPAL, Olmsted Falls, released the second edition of her co-authored book Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Supporting Children and Their Families (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

DAVID MARSHALL, Santa Fe, N.M., retired after 42 years of teaching at the Texas Woman’s University with full professor rank in the mathematics and computer science department. He lives with his wife, Linda.  

HIRAM MCDADE, Columbia, S.C., is now professor emeritus from the University of South Carolina, following his retirement in 2017. He served as director of graduate studies and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders.


ELIZABETH HORNBROOK CLINGMAN, Cleveland, is now retired and living in Brook Park.

CHRIS LYTLE, Chattanooga, Tenn., has moved to Chattanooga with his wife Sarah after 15 years in Chicago and 31 years in Madison, Wisconsin. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame in June 2018 for his achievements in broadcast sales and training.


ALTA SINGLETON FARLEY, Escondido, Calif., retired from her position as a grant writer for North County Health Services. She now volunteers as a grant writer at Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

RONALD PYLES, Great Falls, Va., is chief operating officer of Allied Telecom Group. He also serves on the board of directors of Aluma Tower Company and Telecom Global Consultants.


GERALD CERGOL, Elyria, is retired from a career in IT systems with IBM Corporation and Cleveland Clinic. He plays keyboard professionally for two church services every week as well as composing, arranging and transcribing music for these services.

NORMA CODISPOTI, Westlake, is now the Great Lakes liaison of the Ohio Chapter of National Associated Teachers of Singing (NATS). A lifelong active singer, she is a voice teacher at BW’s Community Arts School and counts many successful opera singers and competition winners among her students. 

SALLY WINTER, Berea, is program director and residency liaison for the Cleveland Print Room.

LISA AUSKINGS LANG, Pickerington, is an adjunct faculty member at Capital University Conservatory of Music.

LAWRENCE SMITH, Richmond, Va., retired after over 40 years working in rare species protection and management with the Ohio chapter of the Nature Conservancy and Natural Heritage programs in Tennessee and Virginia. In 2017, he received the George B. Fell Award from the Natural Areas Association.

JOHN WARHOLA (MAED ’87), Avon Lake, has retired from teaching biology and chemistry and coaching wrestling in the Amherst schools. He now works as a naturalist for the Lorain County Metroparks and enjoys cars and his cat Harold. An inner-ear implant has helped him adjust to life after total hearing loss. 


JOSEPH HOLLO, Thousand Palms, Calif., retired after 33 years of service as a financial analyst for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. He is now enjoying the sun out in the California desert.

GEORGE SNYDER, Los Angeles, Calif., celebrates ten years of working for the artist David Hockney at David Hockney, Inc. He was also a subject in “82 Portraits and a Still Life” exhibited by the Royal Academy of Arts in London and many other museums around the world.


L. SUSAN DE POULD (MBA ’80), Strongsville, is the executive cardiovascular sales representative at Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

MARY STEINGASS MILLER, Kenilworth, Ill., is chairing Ravinia Festival’s annual gala in Chicago headlined by Jennifer Hudson. The event supports music lessons and instruments for over 85,000 underserved children.


NORMA CODISPOTI, Westlake, see ’74.


MICHAEL KING, Franklin, Tenn., is now medical director of Upperline Healthcare, Inc. He relocated to Nashville with his wife Laura after 32 years in private practice in New England. Michael and Laura have two children and celebrated the marriage of their daughter in June.


L. SUSAN DE POULD (MBA), see ’76.

CONCETTA LA MARCA, Wilmington, Del., is a senior principal consultant for Chemours after earning advanced degrees in chemical engineering at MIT and the University of Delaware.

DIANA SMITH WETZEL, Mount Vernon, earned a Master of Divinity degree in theology and ethics from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. She is now executive director for Knox Starting Point, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering teens and young adults.


NORMA “JEAN” DOBIE GIEBEL, North Baldwin, NY, was promoted to associate dean for curriculum and personnel at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Hofstra University.


STEPHEN FERRE, Cincinnati, is an assistant professor at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His orchestral work “Paradiso” will premiere at the College Music Society National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2019.

SUSAN JENTNER WINN (MBA ‘92), Geneva, has moved with her husband Keith who is now a full-time senior minister at Geneva Church of Christ.


JEFFREY IVEY, San Antonio, Tex., is the president and CEO of River City Federal Credit Union.


JAMES PARENTI, Alexandria, Va., celebrated ten years of service at Georgetown University, where he is the senior advisor to the university president. Earlier in his career, he was senior associate dean at Georgetown and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.



CHARLES HORVATH (MBA ’05), Parma Heights, enjoys honoring his country and heritage as a member of American Legion Post 572 and an Honor Guard rifleman. He has marched in many civic events and celebrations including “Dingus Day,” Polish Constitution Day, Memorial Day, and on the USS Cod.




MICHAEL ROGERS, Washington, D.C., works in the White House’s office of the U.S. trade representative as a director for Europe.

MATT UPSON, Strongsville, is now director of U.S vendor field sales at Tech Data Corporation.


ADRIENNE ROSS, Washington, D.C., is a deputy assistant secretary at U.S. Department of State for crisis communications. Her work focuses on Central and South America.


RICHARD BAYTOSH (EMBA), Clemmons, N.C., is now executive vice president and director of investor relations of BB&T Corporation.

ANTHONY “TONY” PEEBLES (MBA), Shaker Heights, is the director of diversity and corporate relations at Case Western Reserve University. He works with alumni, community and corporate partners in support of the university’s diversity initiatives.

JENNIFER RIEDTHALER WILLIAMS, Avon, is a federal judge assigned to the San Francisco Immigration Court.


MEGHAN MCCURDY SHARENSON, Houston, Tex., earned her MA in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Houston in May 2019. She provides school-based services as a speech-language pathologist in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. She lives with her husband and son.


DANIELLE MUSAT, Parma Heights, has completed training to become a neurologic music therapist (NMT). In recent years she has co-presented the study “In Tune with the Moment: Music Therapy in the Emergency Department” at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, and her work with LakeHealth’s geriatric psychiatric unit was featured in Lake County’s “Best of Health” publication.  


ROSALIE TONTI DALEY, Medina, helps secure employment for individuals with visual impairment at the Cleveland Sight Center. She also coordinates fundraising events, entertainment bookings and promotions with Legendary Communications and Promotions and is a contributing writer for “Big City Rhythm and Blues magazine.



CHRISSY REISINGER MCGREGOR, Parma Heights, is a veterinary recruiter for THRIVE Affordable Vet Care.


DANIEL BADDERS, Willoughby, is the senior director of accounts at Groupmatics, a Cleveland start-up serving the sports and entertainment sectors including 23 Major League Baseball teams.


STEVE HORNE (MBA), North Royalton, is the sales director for Eastern Michigan at Andersen Material Handling.


DAN BORATO, Astoria, N.Y., is a talent operations associate at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Borato also moved to a new apartment and welcomed a mini-golden doodle puppy named Bowie into his family.

CHARLES “JOE” HOFSTETTER (MBA), Strongsville, is the principal of Karpinski Engineering. He is the firm’s director of building performance and sustainability and holds PE, CEM and LEED AP engineering certifications.


BRETT HEINZ, Mentor, is a transportation coordinator at Applewood Centers Inc.


ZACH ELBIN, Findlay, is the new men and women’s tennis coach at Adrian College.

KATYLYN KUCHTA, Ravenna, is teaching at Streetsboro High School, her alma mater. She is piloting an experimental, project-based learning program called Community Connect, which has been featured in local media including Cleveland magazine. Kuchta has also self-published a book titled Who Am I, God?


KATHERINE PYRDA, Lorain, earned an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Akron.


KARA BARNES, Pataskala, is an internal auditor at Park National Bank.

AMANDA GRIFFITHS, Elyria, was recognized as Employee of The Month at the Renaissance Retirement Campus where she works as a music therapist and life enrichment coordinator.

RACHEL WILKEN, Columbus, Ind., was selected by nationwide competitive application to participate in a 10-day League of American Orchestras workshop for emerging orchestra managers in Los Angeles.


NICK HANSON, North Port, Fla., earned his MA in higher education from Florida International University in April 2018. He is now a residence life coordinator at Grinnell College in Iowa.

EMILIE MOLKENTIN, Olmsted Falls, is now managing director of the Cleveland Print Room.


CAMILLA BUSH, North Royalton, teaches sixth to eighth grade science at Madison Elementary Community.

MADISON MCNEIL, Columbus, is volunteering with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Benin. Her mission is to improve nutrition rates in children and agricultural businesses.

RACHEL METCALF, Lakewood, is a case manager with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, helping refugees re-settle in Cleveland, access public benefits, and ultimately become self-sufficient.


RACHEL HAGEMEIER, Canton, was selected by nationwide competitive application to participate in a 10-day League of American Orchestras workshop for emerging orchestra managers in Los Angeles. She is manager of education and community outreach for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Marriage Announcements



AMY GLADIEUX ’06 to TIM O’BRIEN ’10 (2018)  

MICHELLE BELLEAU ’02 to Ron Peterson

MATTHEW FASKA ’10 to Amanda Richards (2018)



Birth Announcements

KELLY LOZAN LANGE ’01 and Jason Lange, a daughter

JAMIE SERENKO FAIRLEY ’09 and JOE FAIRLEY ’09, a son (2018)

MARISSA BOZAK ’11, ’14 (MAED) and Jeremy Rapsik, a son


In Memoriam


CHARLOTTE THOMPSON BALDRIDGE, Goleta, Ca., died on April 12. Majored in home economics.

LEONA WISE TULLOCH, Dunedin, Fla., died on June 26. Majored in home economics. Member of Phi Mu.


RUTH STARY BOLE, Columbus, died on June 22. Majored in humanities. Member of Phi Mu.


LUELLA ROE BOTZ, Amherst, died on June 15. Majored in English literature, Spanish, and sociology.


RUTH JAMES HOOPES, Tybee Island, Ga., died on June 13. Majored in chemistry.


JOHN COROGIN, Vermilion, died on May 13. Majored in business administration.


HARRY HOLLAND, Strongsville, died on May 1. Majored in business administration. Member of Phi Kappa Tau.

ROBERT V. SCHMITTGEN, North Ridgeville, died on April 2. Majored in humanities. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


ANN BRADLEY GANYARD,  Elkhart, Ind., died on April 17. Majored in humanities. Member of Alpha Gamma Delta.


MERILYN LOIS THOMPSON, Ventura, Ca., died on April 1. Majored in education. Member of Phi Mu.


GERALD “JERRY” DICKERSON, East Granby, Conn., died on June 30. Majored in history. Member of Phi Kappa Tau.

REV. RONALD EPPLER, Elyria, died on March 24. Majored in history. Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

EARL SULMONETTI, Gaithersburg, Md., died on May 5. Majored in sociology. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


GEORGE SIMONOVICH, Lorain, died on May 26. Member of Alpha Tau Omega. Lettered in basketball and baseball.


RUSSELL HERBERT, Mentor, died on June 28. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

ELINOR MICHENER METZLER, Ocala, Fla., died on April 20. Majored in music education. Member of Alpha Xi Delta.

MARILYN FLATTER MULLING, Homewood, Ill., died on April 10. Majored in home economics. Member of Phi Mu.


DR. JAMES “JIM” CURRENS, Wadsworth, died on April 7. Majored in health and physical education. Lettered in football, track and baseball. Member of Alpha Tau Omega. Jim was a faculty member in BW’s division of education from 1969 to 2001 and served as associate academic dean. BW inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978 and honored him with both the Strosacker Award for excellence in teaching in 1982 and the Outstanding Educator Award in 2001.


JEAN RUTH ERNEST, Fairbanks, Alaska, died on February 14. Majored in middle childhood science.


DOROTHY LINK HAZEL, Parma, died on February 11. Majored in English literature and minored in organ.

JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, El Paso, Texas, died on February 8. Majored in psychology. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi.

CARMEN MENDEZ SANTIN (EMBA ’86), Fairview Park, died on March 5. Majored in business and later earned an EMBA in management. Member of Alpha Phi.

RALPH YOUNG, Delaware, died on April 12. Majored in health and physical education. Member of Alpha Tau Omega. Lettered in football, baseball, and track and field.


RICHARD STEVENSON, North Wales, Pa., died on June 8. Majored in biology. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


CLAIRE ZIRKLE PORTER, Loveland, died on August 22, 2018. Majored in education. Member of Alpha Xi Delta.


HELAINE MUNDT PFEIFFER, Woodlawn, Va., died on March 22. Majored in music education. Member of Zeta Tau Alpha.


RONALD SHALKHAUSER, Olmsted Falls, died on May 17. Majored in business administration.

CORAL “CORKY” WAGNER WILLSON, State College, Pa., died on June 8. Majored in biology. Member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Served as a class officer and member of Student Senate.


GERALD CLARK, Mystic, Conn., died on April 17. Majored in political science. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


GEORGE REDFERN MATEYO, Cleveland, died on May 8. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. George was honored with the BW Alumni Merit Award in 1995.


RICHARD PATTERSON, Memphis, Tenn., died on April 5. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Student Council and Interfraternity Council.


VERN GEORGE SHARBAUGH, Rocky River, died on April 27. Majored in health and physical education. Member of Alpha Tau Omega and lettered in football. Vern was inducted into the BW Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. He was also a dedicated volunteer and board member of BW’s Brown & Gold Club.

MICHAEL PETRONE, Scottsdale, Ariz., died on May 24. Majored in business administration. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.

MARC SMITH, Steamboat Springs, Co., died on April 6. Majored in economics. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


DONALD KENDERDINE, Trenton Falls, N.Y., died on June 12. Majored in physics. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


RITA KIRKPATRICK KOTABISH, Independence, died on June 26. Majored in psychology.


BUD QUICK (MBA), North Canton, died on June 9. Earned an MBA in management.


WILLIE MILES JR. (MBA), Midlothian, VA, died on March 23. Earned an MBA in management.


DAVID HITES BLOUGH (MBA), New Franklin, died on May 6. David earned an MBA in business administration.

PATRICK KILBANE (MBA), Saint Augustine, Fla., died on May 23. Earned an MBA in management.

GWENDOLYNNE JONES STARMER, Olathe, Kan., died on January 18. Earned an MBA in management.


JOHN GORSKI (MBA), Put In Bay, died on April 9. Earned an MBA in business management.


KENNETH STINZIANO (EMBA), Concord Twp, died on May 5. Earned an MBA in executive management.


CHRISTOPHER GOODIN, Chagrin Falls, died on April 20. Majored in marketing. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and served as a student body representative.

MARGARET MILLER (MAED), North Ridgeville, died on April 12. Earned a master’s in special education.


ROB BESS, Huron, died on April 26. Majored in criminal justice. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


JOHN HAHN, Palatka, Fla., died on May 5. Majored in marketing and business administration.


BRADFORD LINSCOTT, Strongsville, died on June 30. Majored in studio art.


MAUREEN CARSON BEVERIDGE, Bay Village, died on December 15, 2018. Majored in business administration.


KATHLEEN “KATIE” TURK, Chardon, died on June 21. Majored in math.


JOHN ULANSKI, Bay Village, died on June 27. Majored in sports management and lettered in baseball.


LOUIS “LOU” BARONE, Berea, died on June 5. He was a professor in BW’s history department from 1968 to 2008 and its chair for over 20 years. BW honored him with the Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989. Lou was the faculty representative for the Ohio Athletics Conference (OAC) and the NCAA. He also coached girls’ softball for 8 years. Lou will be inducted posthumously into BW’s Athletic Hall of Fame in October.

DR. SHERWIN LOUIS IVERSON, Slingerlands, N.Y., died on April 26. He was a faculty member in BW’s philosophy department in the late 1960s and 1970s.

RONALD PHILLIPS, Independence, died on June 17. He was a professor of bassoon in BW’s Conservatory of Music from 1962 to 1986.

JERRY ZEMELKA, Cuyahoga Falls, died on June 8. He was BW’s athletic equipment manager from 1997 to 2011.


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