In Memoriam / October 2021

By Amanda Clark

*Annual Alumni Association Member
**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

Faculty, staff and friends

Robert J. Bartusch Jr., Oakwood, Ohio, 75. He was a former manager of the dining halls.
Eugene “Gene” Busson, Port Charlotte, Fla., 88. He was a laboratory technologist from 1996 until his retirement in 1999.
James D. Growden Jr. (UTCTC ’84), Pahrump, Nev., 59. He joined MCO in 2005 and retired in 2016. Growden returned to work at UTMC from 2016 to 2020.
**Dr. Robert E. Hansen (Bus ’57), Perrysburg, Ohio, 89. He began teaching accounting at the University as an assistant professor and later associate professor from 1963 to 1974. Hansen returned to campus in 1978 as professor and chair of the Accounting Department. At UToledo, he helped start the Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting Organization. Hansen required in the late 1980s.
John D. “Dave” Jacobs, Blissfield, Mich., 81. He worked at special events.
*David C. Mariasy (A/S ’79), Toledo, 65. He joined the University as an instructor and was promoted to lecturer in 2001 and senior lecturer in 2004. A musician and composer, Mariasy was an expert in music technology and was involved in recording, electric music and sampling. He helped establish UToledo’s Electric Music Lab in the Center for Performing Arts. Mariasy started Audiomatrix Recording Studios in Toledo and was a recording engineer and producer who was known for audio forensics.
Georgina M. (Hatzinikolis) Molina, Toledo, 65. Over the years, she worked in the Theatre Department, Student Development and International Student Services.
**Doris Parkins, Maumee, Ohio, 72.
*Linda M. Ransey (Ed ’82, MEd ’97), Toledo, 66. She joined the faculty in 2019 as an instructor of Africana studies.
Reed S. Reynolds (A/S ’63, MA ’68), Toledo, 85. He was a part-time faculty member from 1997 to 2002, when he became a visiting professor, a position he held until 2005.
**Mary Schlembach, Holland, Ohio, 95.
Dr. David Tavel, Estes Park, Colo., 90. He joined the University as an associate professor in 1961 and was promoted to professor in 1996. During his tenure, he served as chair of the department and as director of the Division of Educational Foundations. The author of several books and numerous articles, Tavel’s research focused on Latin America, relations between church and state and teaching social studies. He was president of the Local 1435 and the American Federation of Teachers and the Ohio Council for the Social Studies. Tavel was named professor emeritus when he retired in 1989.
Ethel V. (Fabian) Toth, Oregon, Ohio, 98. She worked in the UToledo Admissions Office.
Barbara A. (Miller) Weber, Maumee, Ohio, 92. She worked in the UToledo Finance Office for several years.

1940s

 **Lois Billig (A/S ’48), Toledo, 95.
George Dedes (Bus ’48), Toledo, 97.
**Caroline Lake (Ed ’46), Sun City, Ariz., 97.
Robert Morrison (Pharm ’43)
, Toledo, 103.
**Dorothy Myers (Bus ’47), Toledo, 96.

1950s

**Jane Brand (Ed ’51), Perrysburg, Ohio, 92.
**James Falvey (Bus ’55), Sylvania, Ohio, 88.
**Barbara Gillmore (A/S ’53)
, Toledo, 90.
**Marlene Harner (Ed ’56), Toledo, 87.
Rev. Donald Pentz (A/S ’57), Minerva, Ohio, 89.
Beverly Rose (Ed ’57, MEd ’88), Toledo, 86.
**John Szaroleta (Bus ’53), Toledo, 89.
**Robert Tillotson (Bus ’57), Walnut Creek, Calif., 87.
John Werner (Bus ’56), Ottawa Hills, Ohio, 87.
Jane Gomersall Zohn (Ed ’54, MEd ’80, Ed Spec ’88), Toledo, 88.

1960s

Margaret Chapla (Ed ’68), Alamo, Calif., 73.
Fred Cieslewski (Ed ’60), Oregon, Ohio, 83.
Curtis Cooley (MEd ’68)
, Fayette, Ohio, 78.
**Hon. Andrew Douglas (Law ’60), Dublin, Ohio, 89.
*Brenda Dowling (Ed ’69), Perrysburg, Ohio, 74.
Douglas Jordan (Ed ’62, Law ’67), Toledo, 83.
Kenneth Kopke (Ed ’64), Mount Pleasant, Mich., 78.
Lawrence Monnier (Bus ’63)
, Shelby Township, Mich., 80.
Gerald Phelps (Ed ’66)
, Mesa, Ariz., 78.
*William Waters (Bus ’68), Maumee, Ohio, 75.
Robert Weaver (Eng ’68), Toledo, 76.

1970s

**Steven Amos (UTCTC ’73), Ooltewah, Tenn., 69.
*Chester Barnes (MEd ’73, Ed Spec ’75), Toledo, 87.
*David Bowland (Bus ’71, MBA ’73), Toledo, 71.
Joyce Brown (MEd ’78), Toledo, 94.
Linda Dryer (Ed ’73)
, Sylvania, Ohio, 71.
Thomas DuBois (UTCTC ’73), Perrysburg, Ohio, 72.
MaryLou Henry (Ed ’70), Carlsbad, Calif., 91.
Robert Killian (UTCTC ’77, Eng ’80, MBA ’91), Toledo, 82.
Thomas Malone (Univ Coll ’73, MA ’80), Maumee, Ohio, 70.
Irene Martin (A/S ’74), Toledo, 69.
Patricia Pastorek (Bus ’76), Denver, N.C., 68.
J. Roemer (Bus ’70), Toledo, 72.
Benjamin Smith (Law ’70), Fredericksburg, Va., 57.
Sister M. Janeen Sobczak (MEd ’73), Sylvania, Ohio, 98.

1980s

Celestine Burton-Pratcher (UTCTC ’81, A/S ’85), Toledo, 77.
Kathleen Cornwell (MEd ’86), Toledo, 77.
Sharon DePangher (UTCTC ’89), Sylvania, Ohio, 79.
Gordon Olson (A/S ’82), Lambertville, Mich., 69.
**Molly Schnell (Ed ’82)
, Glendale, Ariz., 89.
Paul Zielinski (UTCTC ’86), Canton, Ga., 60.

1990s

John Christiansen (A/S ’93, A/S ‘93 Honors ’93), Perrysburg, Ohio, 50.
Pastor Loreene Pettaway (Univ Coll ’99), Toledo, 67.
Randal Monnin (Bus ’94, Honors ’94), Sylvania, Ohio, 49.
Patricia Moore (UTCTC ’95)
, Middleville, Mich., 85.
Dr. Barth Riley (MA ’94, Ph.D. ’94), Oak Park, Ill., 57.

2000s

*Lisa Finley (HSHS ’06), Toledo, 59.
Emily Pelton (Ed ’07), Las Vegas, Nev., 36.
Carolyn Shedden (Univ Coll ’01)
, Toledo, 60.
Toby Shehorn (Eng ’06)
, Wauseon, Ohio, 37.

2010s

Michelle Beck (Ed ’14), Northwood, Ohio, 64.
Elizabeth Links (A/S ’11, MLLSS ’12)
, Perrysburg, Ohio, 40.

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