Featuring news received between October 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022


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.

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Class Notes 

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1970s 2000s  Births


2010s In Memoriam






WESLEY “WES” BOOTS, New Stanton, Pa., will be returning to Las Cruces to resume a self-described “yo-yo” lifestyle. He welcomes visits with BW alumni passing through New Mexico; please contact the alumni office for his contact information.


JANE FREEMAN MOULIN, Honolulu, Hawaii, retired from her positions as professor and chair of ethnomusicology and chair of undergraduate studies in music at the University of Hawaii. Her academic career, focusing on music and dance of the Pacific, has also included many visiting positions and fellowships around the world, as well as authoring of books, articles, and encyclopedia entries.


CLINTON "CLINT" ADAMS, Greenville, S.C., retired from Rocky Vista University, where he was president and CEO for six years.

LESLIE “BUTCH” SPAETH, Desoto, Tex., is enjoying retirement after 12 years of teaching, including seven as head football coach. He continues to substitute teach.


ROBERT RANDOLPH JACKSON, is owner of Traveling Classroom. He is married to Brenda Lester ’78. The couple have two daughters, both BW graduates, along with five granddaughters.


FLETCHER WHITE, Indianapolis, Ind., has been promoted to director of anesthesia research and vice chair of research at Indiana University School of Medicine.


CHRISTOPHER LEAMON, West Lafayette, Ind., was appointed chief scientific officer of Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (FUSN). His 25-year career focuses on developing precision medicines and radiopharmaceuticals.


VERNICE SIMMS JACKSON, Las Vegas, Nev., retired from Women In History after 30 years, where she served as president, managing director, and historical educator.


MICHAEL DELCZEG (MBA ’01), Avon, has been an adjunct accounting professor for the BW School of Business since 2017.


ANGELA FLETCHER, Powell, was promoted to senior consultant at Brokerage Solutions Data Analytics and Reporting.


PAMELA BAIRD, Lodi, launched SearchPath HCareExec earlier this year, a member of the SearchPath global network, with a focus on executives and sales. She serves as a BW volunteer on the Healthcare Advisory Board and the MBA Association.


MICHAEL DELCZEG (MBA), Avon, see ’95.

MAUREEN WATSON WEBBER, Medina, retired from her position of associate minister for pastoral care at Bath Church United Church of Christ.


KELLY LORD SMITH, Painesville, is applying to graduate school, aiming to obtain a Master of Social Work in mental health/social justice.


RACHAEL MATTIS BISSETT, Logan, joined Rugby Ohio as a regional business manager.


ALLEN STEWART, Sylvania, received an English language fellowship through the US Dept. of State. He will be working with a university in Thailand offering a course on speaking and listening to the public.


RYAN LAFOUNTAIN, Roanoke, Va., was elected commissioner of the revenue for the City of Roanoke, following a 15-year career in credit unions.


TIM DEWALD, Lakewood, together with his friend Matt Bixenstine, celebrated 10 episodes of their new podcast, “Better Off Dad.”

JOSEPH KONOPINSKI, Shaker Heights, teaches 9th and 10th grade history at Shaker Heights High School, and is the co-founder and assistant director of the high school’s Bridges program.

RENEE VINCELLI (MBA), Seven Hills, started her own consulting and coaching business, Renee Vincelli Consulting, after a 20-year career in banking. Her focus is individual, team and organizational coaching with a special interest in coaching for working parents.


COREY KNICK, Avon, is now the administrative and events coordinator at Piano Cleveland.


BROOKE HAMILTON, Lakewood, was named to the 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list. This is her third consecutive year of recognition by Ohio Super Lawyers.


KATHLEEN DOCKERY, North Olmsted, was appointed senior vice president, chief information officer of First Mutual Holding Co. She will lead the enterprise IT division, IT service delivery, enterprise systems, business intelligence, and digital strategy.

REBECCA HANNEN, Cleveland Heights, is working for Holden Forests and Gardens as a facility rentals associate, where she schedules and coordinates private rentals for both Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.


SAMANTHA HARRIS, Los Angeles, Calif., co-published a children’s book with Grace McConnell ‘15, titled The Adventures of Emma and Ollie.

GRACE MCCONNELL, Cleveland, co-published a children’s book with Samantha Harris ’15, titled The Adventures of Emma and Ollie.


RANDALL BIERMAN, North Olmsted, is an intervention specialist at Crestview Elementary in Brunswick.


EMILIE MOLKENTIN, Euclid, is serving as an art center assistant at the Orange Art Center in Pepper Pike, where she creates quality fine art programs for students of all ages.

MIRANDA SCHOLL, Glasgow, Scotland, is pursuing a master’s degree in linguistics at the University of Glasgow.

NATALIE CASTRIGANO BIERMAN (MAED ‘20), North Olmsted, is an eighth grade science teacher at North Ridgeville Academic Center.


CHRISTOPHER DOYLE, Medina, started a podcast called Elevate Cleveland, with content relating to the lives and careers of recent college graduates.

ELIZABETH KAHLER, Little Rock, Ark., is a board-certified music therapist for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She will be developing a new neonatal music therapy program at the hospital while supporting its existing music therapy programs for infants and toddlers.


DESTINEE SIEBE, Fairview Park, is now the concert production and scheduling coordinator for the BW Conservatory of Music.


JILLIAN BROOKE ROBERTS, Broadview Heights, is now an assistant track and field coach at Kenyon College. She is pursuing a master’s degree in sport and performance psychology through the University of Western States.

NATALIE CASTRIGANO BIERMAN (MAEd), North Olmsted, see ’17.


ISABELLA SCHIAVON, New York, N.Y., is serving as a producing fellow with Orin Wolf productions. She made her Broadway debut with the reopening of To Kill a Mockingbird.


Marriage Announcements


OLIVIA CLARK ’17 to Ken Polash

Birth Announcements

WHITNEY ZUNIC DEICH ’08 and husband Adam, a daughter (2021)

ALEXA ANGELOFF FOLGER ’13 and JAMES FOLGER ’12, a daughter (2021)

MALLORY REIBER ’10, ’15 and KRISTOFER REIBER ’05, ’15, a daughter (2021)

In Memoriam 


JEAN CHURCHILL KRAL, Greenville, S.C., died on January 16, 2022. Majored in vocal music.

BARBARA BRUGLER YOUNG, Fishers, Ind., died on October 26, 2021. Majored in business.


JEAN “ADDIE” WITTHUHN YOUNG, Olmsted Twp., died on November 9, 2021. Majored in history. Member of Alpha Gamma Delta and a class officer.

OLGA PIDZYRAYLO ZIMMERMAN, Denver, N.C., died on December 28, 2021. Majored in Spanish.


VIRGINIA BARCK MCMILLAN, Amherst, died on November 6, 2021. Majored in home economics. Member of Phi Mu.


DONALD “DON” HAGEN, Columbia Station, died on November 19, 2021. Majored in history. BW honored Don with the Outstanding Educator Award in 2013.

LOIS CLINGER ARMINGTON, Willoughby, died on October 29, 2021. Majored in elementary education. Member of Alpha Xi Delta.


MARILOU HOAG HILTABIDDLE, Elyria, died on December 6, 2021. Majored in home economics. Member of Delta Zeta and the marching band.

JOHN “JACK” HRIBAR, Fairport Harbor, died on January 19, 2022. Majored in physical education. Lettered in baseball. Jack was into the BW Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995.

JAMES “JIM” RODRIGUEZ, Sagamore Hills, died on October 30, 2021. Majored in health and physical education. Member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Lettered in basketball and baseball. Jim was inducted into the BW Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983.


E. CLAYTON BURGESS JR., South Glenn Falls, N.Y., died on October 26, 2021. Majored in history.


GILBERT “AL” APPELHOF, Beulah, Mich., died on December 13, 2021. Majored in education.


VIVIAN MUELLER BONZA, Parma Heights, died in January 2022. Majored in English. Member of Alpha Phi.


EDWARD “ED” WILSON, Lancaster, Pa., died on November 18, 2021. Majored in business administration. Member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Lettered in basketball.


GRAYDON S. “SKIP” MCKEE III, Annapolis, Md., died on October 15, 2021. Majored in speech and communication. Member of Alpha Tau Omega. Lettered in wrestling.

LEONARD FRICK, Medina, died on October 2, 2021. Majored in history. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi.

RICHARD HARLEY, Brunswick, died on November 24, 2021. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


JOHN THOMAS ROUTZAHN JR., Middletown, Md., died on December 2, 2021. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


EDWARD SCHENK, Tarpon Springs, Fla., died on November 5, 2021. Majored in business administration.

MARTHA STEWARD ADAMS, Warren, Pa., died on November 13, 2021. Majored in home economics.


WILLIAM “BILL” SEARIGHT, Lakewood, died on December 27, 2021. Majored in business administration.

DIANA HAAN VARI, Boulder, Colo., died on October 4, 2021. Majored in history.


DOUGLAS GROSS, Marysville, Tenn., died on January 17, 2022. Majored in history.


JOHN TERAKEDIS JR., Columbus, died on October 27, 2021. Majored in zoology. Member of Alpha Tau Omega. Lettered in football and track. John was inducted into the BW Athletics Hall of Fame in 1987.


THOMAS HALL, Marietta, died on December 29, 2021. Majored in business administration. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.


JOHN KRAFT, Terre Haute, Ind., died on August 1, 2021. Majored in speech and communication and theatre.


SAM BETOUNES, Elyria, died on October 2, 2021. Majored in political science.


RICHARD “DICK” HAWKE (MBA), Port Clinton, died on December 14, 2021. Earned an MBA in management.


HARRY EVANS (MBA), Washington, Pa., died on October 7, 2021. Earned an MBA in management.


LAYTON SMITH, Forest, Va., died on December 20, 2021. Earned an MBA in management.


DEBORAH “DEBBIE” SICKLE, Cleveland, died on December 31, 2021. Majored in vocal music.


DARRELL BEAVER, Delaware, died on November 3, 2021. Majored in business administration.

CLEDA FLETCHER (MAEd ’90), Strongsville, died on January 2, 2022. Majored in education and later earned a Master of Education in reading. Member of the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society.

JEANNE “TOONEY” TEREK CORRIGAN HOLICK, Westlake, died on October 15, 2021. Majored in speech communication and theatre.


PERRY MASTROCOLA (MBA ’93), Huntersville, N.C., died on October 3, 2021. Majored in economics.



MARGARET “PEG” KELLER (MAEd), Brook Park, died on December 3, 2021. Earned a Master of Education in reading.


MARY BETH CAMPBELL, Westlake, died on October 12, 2021. Majored in sociology.




JEFFREY P. WORKMAN, Mahtomedi, MN, died on October 14, 2021. Majored in psychology and served as a class officer.


KAREN MOIR MITCHELL, Avon Lake, died on December 10, 2021. Majored in accounting and business administration.


JACQUELINE ROZEK LANDRAM, Jeannette, Pa., died on January 25, 2022. Majored in elementary education. Member of Zeta Tau Alpha.


BENJAMIN “BEN” CASKEY, Bay Village, died on October 1, 2021. Majored in sports management. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Friends of BW

DAVID KOTILA, Arlington, Tex., died on December 25, 2021. He was faculty member in BW’s department of geography and geology between 1960 and 1972.

HESTER LEWELLEN, Cleveland, died on December 8, 2021. Professor of mathematics from 1993 to 2005.

RAYMOND HOLANDA, Strongsville, died on November 28, 2021. He was an instructor for BW’s Institute for Learning in Retirement with courses in U.S. Presidential, First Lady and aviation history.

WILLIAM “WILL” COE, Durango, Colo., died on October 10, 2021. He was a faculty member in BW’s philosophy department in the 1960s.





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