Class Notes

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam


Art Scott (Bus ’71), who retired in 2008 after 33 years with Nestlé, is living in Cave Creek, Ariz.

Albert Scott PhD (A/S ’72, MEd ’79, Ed Spec ’86, PhD ’95) was chosen by Lucas County’s Economic Opportunity Planning Association to lead its Head Start program, which has an enrollment of more than 2,000 low-income children.


Kathy (Adams) Vanderbush (A/S ’83), a U.S. Air Force veteran, was named director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Veterans Affairs Office.

Elizabeth G. Simcox (Law ’88) was named executive director of the Dauphin County (Pa.) Bar Association. She was previously employed by Penn State University and Harrisburg University.


Jill (Regez) Whelan (A/S ’95) was appointed vice president, corporate communications, for Swagelok Company, a developer/provider of fluid system solutions worldwide. She’s been with the company, based in Solon, Ohio, for 16 years, most recently as director, Global Technology Centers.
Jason R. Bartschy (Bus ’96), Springfield Twp., joined the Business Banking Group of Fifth Third Bank as a relationship manager, working at Fifth Third Center, One SeaGate.

Sarah A. Corpening (Law ’99), Oregon, was hired as executive director of the Toledo Bar Association. Previously she was CEO of the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center.

Greg Rawski PhD (MBA ’99, PhD ’05), Boonville, Ind., associate professor of management in the Schroeder Family School of Business at the University of Evansville, received the 2011 Exemplary Teacher Award at UE’s winter commencement. He joined the university in 2005.


Brian S. Spitler Jr. (Law ’03) was selected as a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP. His practice focuses on defending attorneys and accountants in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast.

Andrew M. Kvochick (A/S ’04) joined the law firm of Weldon, Huston & Keyser LLP, Mansfield, Ohio, as an associate.

Jeffrey P. Guggenbiller (Eng ’05) joined the Dayton office of architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggone Sumner and Cannon Inc. as a civil engineering intern.

Rebecca Hollis (Eng ’05) was named to the Lake High School (Lake Twp., Ohio) Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding soccer career with the Lady Streaks. At UT, she lettered four years and was named to both the MAC and the College Sports Information Directors Academic All-American academic teams.

Current students

Brian Morrissey, enrolled in the paralegal studies program at UT, was awarded a $1000 scholarship by PANO, the Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio. For more information on the annual award for UT paralegal studies students, contact Mary Ellen Babich at 419.321.1414.

Extended Class Notes

H. Wesley Brown MD (A/S ’41) published his second book, The Possessor, a biography of his father. A retired pediatrician living in Berea, Ohio, Brown — whose family includes many UT graduates — hopes that his new book “allows the reader to acquire insight into some areas of economics, psychiatric medicine and the creative and compassionate nature of [my] father’s mind and his life-altering decisions.” UT alumni may be interested in the remembrance of Ed Schmakel that’s part of the book as well. It’s available through Xlibris, Barnes & Noble and

Death Notices


*Marian B. (Beroset) Faber (Ed ’38), Ottawa Hills, Jan. 5 at 94. Pi Beta Phi member and past president, Mortar Board.

**Jane (Monaghan) Hanf, Houston, att. 1939-1940, Dec. 28 at 90.

Dorothy M. (Marleau) Schabeck (A/S ’39), Toledo, Dec. 24 at 94.


Henrietta (Rump) Sterling (Ed ’41), South Rockwood, Mich., Sept. 29 at 92.

Vance H. Dodson PhD (Eng ’44, MS ’47), Parsonsfield, Maine, Dec. 20 at 89. Served as assistant professor of chemistry during the 1950s.

Ruth L. (Becker) Kolvas, Ottawa Hills, att. 1945-1949, Jan. 19 at 84.

*James F. Shemas (Law ’47), Toledo, Dec. 28 at 93.

**George E. Kuhman (Bus ’48), Mesa, Ariz., Nov. 12 at 91.

*Joyce L. (Huebner) Hight (Ed ’49), Toledo, Jan. 12 at 84.


Richard D. Kaszynski (Eng ’50), Brecksville, Ohio, Jan. 5 at 85.

**Patti L. (Cartlidge) Pete, Toledo, att. 1950s and 1960s, Jan. 23 at 75.

Robert H. Miller (Eng ’51), Pinckney, Mich., Jan. 17 at 84.

Thomas J. Zaenger (Eng ’51), Monroe, Mich., Jan. 5 at 88.

**Reno R. Riley (Law ’52), Toledo, Dec. 31 at 85.

**Melvin Wilczynski (Pharm ’52), Toledo, Jan. 16 at 83.

*Henrietta B. (Birkenkamp) Woolaver (Bus ’53), Plantation, Fla., Jan. 22 at 79.

Ronald W. Brown (Eng ’55), New Hope, Minn., Sept. 1 at 79.

**JoAnn F. Maher (Ed ’55, MEd ’80), Parrish, Fla., Dec. 16 at 79.

Rudolph P. Snowadzky (Ed ’55, Ed ’57), Winthrop, Maine, Aug. 26 at 82.

Philip J. Mazziotti (Eng ’56), Swanton, Jan. 1 at 89. Part-time teacher in College of Engineering.

John P. Cover (Bus ’57), Springfield, Va., Dec. 17 at 77.

Charles F. Libbe (Eng ’57), Tannersville, Pa., Dec. 10 at 82.


Richard H. Koop MD (A/S ’60), Sylvania, Jan. 9 at 73. He served as a volunteer UTMC faculty physician since 1981. Theta Chi member.

Donald E. Anderson PhD (A/S ’63), Holland, Jan. 4 at 84.

Bonnie Angevine (MEd ’64), Sylvania, Jan. 3 at 77.

Bernard J. Meyer (Law ’67), Loyalsock Twp., Pa., March 2, 2011 at 73.

William F. King (Bus ’68), San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Jan. 12 at 75.


*John F. Kennedy (Bus ’70), Wimauma, Fla., Dec. 12 at 66.

Juelden (Partin) Pope, Bowling Green, att. 1970s, Jan. 18 at 72.

Gary A. Tipton (UTCTC ’70), Perrysburg, Jan. 10 at 64.

Thomas D. Peoples (Bus ’72, MBA ’73), Dublin, Ohio, Dec. 26 at 66.

Kenneth J. Kaminski (UTCTC ’73), Toledo, Dec. 30 at 66.

David C. Vines (Ed ’73, MEd ’79), Toledo, Jan. 6 at 72.

Ruthellen (Moore) Sharp (MEd ’75), Sylvania, Jan. 13 at 87.

Gary R. Weinandy (Eng ’76), Toledo, Jan. 16 at 57.

Mary F. (Newsome) Luton (UTCTC ’79), Toledo, Dec. 31 at 77.


**Paul D. Horne (Univ Coll ’80), Toledo, Jan. 24 at 61.

**Thomas H. Page (Bus ’81), Ottawa Hills, Dec. 31 at 56. Served as UT controller from 2002 to 2008.

Betty J. (Miller) Peterson (Pharm ’83), Toledo, Jan. 25 at 78. Alpha Kappa Sigma member.

Edward R. Schuler II DO (Pharm ’83), Kingston, Ohio, Sept. 3 at 50.

Johnnie B. Sharp Jr. (UTCTC ’87), Toledo, Jan. 9 at 70.

John R. Moynihan (Law ’88), Flint, Mich., July 25, 2011 at 48.


Sandra Gustwiller (UTCTC ’92), Walbridge, Dec. 31 at 66.

Elizabeth A. Koch (A/S ’92), Chicago, Nov. 1 at 41.

Chester K. Campbell (Univ Coll ’94), Maumee, Jan. 1 at 85.

Cheryl L. Chesney-Walker (MEd ’94), Powhatan, Va., Jan. 23 at 52. Coordinator in Pediatrics at MCO from 1996 to 1999.

Minnie Jeffries (UTCTC ’95), Toledo, Jan. 2 at 60.

Douglas Whalen (UTCTC ’95), Perrysburg, Dec. 28 at 58.

Candy L. Budd-Crowley (MEd ’99), Toledo, Jan. 14 at 42. Gamma Omega Kappa member.


Linda M. Clow, Toledo, att. 2002-2007, Dec. 28 at 50.

Staff, faculty & friends

Jose I. Aponte, who taught in the UT College of Pharmacy for more than 25 years, Dec. 26 at 100. He joined the University in 1946 as an assistant professor of pharmacy, becoming associate professor in 1950 and professor in 1956. In 1964, he received the Outstanding Teacher Award. His service on various UT committees included military affairs and academic grievances. He retired in 1972 as emeritus. In 1985, the college dedicated the Aponte Model Pharmacy, created to give students hands-on experience in dispensing medicine, in his honor.

Carolyn Autry, Perrysburg, Dec. 12 at 71. The adjunct associate professor taught UT art students from 1966 until 2001.

Janet M. Hudak, Zephyrhills, Fla., UT clerk from 1969 to 1975, died 27 at 87.

Herbert W. Jones, Toledo, MCO custodial worker from 1979 until his 1991 retirement, Jan. 7 at 88.

Beverly A. Moharter, Toledo, secretary in Marketing Department in the College of Business from 1990 to 1997, Dec. 18 at 65.

Henry A. Ricks Jr., Toledo, custodial/building services worker from 1992 to 1998, Dec. 17 at 75.

Clyde W. Sweet II, Findlay, former lecturer in College of Business, Dec. 8 at 90.

Anna M. Whitzel, Toledo, a longtime nurse who retired from MCO, died Jan. 6 at age 89.

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