Class Notes and Obits

February 21st, 2014 Posted in Class Notes
’70’s

J. Larry Matecki (Ed ’72, Med ’78) was inducted into the E.L. Bowsher High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3, 2013. He coached football, boys and girls basketball and boys and girls tennis while at Bowsher, retiring to Fort Myers, Fla., in 2005.

**Jay E. Nussel (Ed ’78, Med ’82) has been appointed as vice president for institutional advancement at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va. ABU is a small university in the heart of Appalachia with 1,200 students. It is the originator of the physician assistant program.

**Dr. Mark A. Penn (MED ’77) will become the founding dean of the new medical school at Roseman University in Nevada. Penn joined Roseman in 2012 as chancellor of its Utah campus. He has also served in a variety of leadership roles with Northeast Ohio Medical University, including executive associate dean of the college of medicine.

*S. Dwight Osterud (Ed ’70, Law ’74) has retired as judge of Perrysburg Municipal Court at the end of his fourth term. He will serve as visiting judge in Municipal Courts throughout the state and continue the Perrysburg Law and Government Explorer Post Mock Trial program for high school students.

’80’s
Nunnari *Nick C. Nunnari (A/S ’83) has been elected as a city council representative in Ward 2, Westlake, Ohio. His term began in January, 2014.
’90’s
*Michael Siffer (Eng ’91) has earned certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. He is currently employed by GAI Consultants, Inc. in Fort Wayne, Ind. and serves as president of the Fort Wayne Chapter of The University of Toledo Alumni Association. Siffer
Amanda M. (Teuscher) Leffler (A/S ’99) has been appointed co-chair of Brouse McDowell’s Litigation Practice Group. Brouse McDowell is a leading regional legal professional association with offices in Akron, Cleveland and Lorain.
Wuertz Jennifer Wuertz (Bus ’91, MBA ’97) is celebrating 20 years with SSOE Group. SSOE, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms. Wuertz earned her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) in 2009. This certification signifies that she possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resources management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating her breadth of knowledge in the field.
’00’s

Rebecca E. Shope (Law ’08) is currently employed by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and has been named as a 2014 Ohio Rising Star. No more than five percent of Ohio attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction. The Ohio Rising Star recipients have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

*Captain Raymond L. Nagley (A/S ’06) graduated from UT Magna Cum Laude and Distinguished Military Graduate (ROTC-DMG). He then went on to receive his MBA from Florida Atlantic University and was selected for an Active Guard Reserve position on active duty with the Florida Army National Guard as a human resources officer. He was nominated for the nation’s highest junior officer leadership recognition, the General Douglas MacArthur Award for the Florida National Guard in 2009 as a Lieutenant. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and awarded the state of Florida’s highest junior officer leadership recognition, the General Sumter L. Lowry Award for exemplifying the qualities of patriotism, Americanism and leadership. While he served as the commander of over 170 soldiers he received the Alabama Commendation Medal from the governor based on validation and readiness to deploy in support of the Command and Control Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Elements (C2CRE) mission. In 2013, he was awarded the Transportation Corps Regimental Officer of the Year award for the National Guard Bureau for his accomplishments in 2012. He is currently attending the Army’s Command and General Staff College with projected completion in 2014.

Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07) is currently employed by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and has been named as a 2014 Ohio Rising Star. No more than five percent of Ohio attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction. The Ohio Rising Star recipients have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

*Donovan Nichols (A/S ’04, Honors ’04, Med ’06) is a staff member for 2014 Student Government East Institute at National Association for Campus Activities. Donovan is the assistant director of Tate Student Center for Student Activities and Organizations at The University of Georgia. Donovan

Gregory H. Wagoner (Law ’01) is currently employed by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and has been named as a 2014 Ohio Rising Star. No more than five percent of Ohio attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction. The Ohio Rising Star recipients have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Walter “Don” Davis (Eng ’04) recently founded Diamondback Division. The Diamondback is a reverse trike with a 1300 cc engine and a leaning pneumatic suspension. It is currently being put in to production in Cincinnati, Ohio. To see more about this trike visit www.diamondbackdivision.com.

Births and Marriages

Laura Kochendorfer (Ed ’13) gave birth to her daughter Arabella on Sept.16, 2013.

KRAMER Robert Kramer (Eng ’05) and Jamie (Conley) Kramer (Eng ’04) are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Penelope, on August 5, 2013.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Belva K. “Bitz” Evangelista, Toledo at 76, a former MCO employee.

James. J. Malone, Sylvania, Ohio at 90, was a budget coordinator for the College of Engineering in 1985 and 1986.

Joann R. “Robbie” Robinson, Holland, Ohio at 83, was a nurse at MCO from 1976 until her retirement in 1993.

40’s

George Koepke (A/S ’47) at 97.

Charles Cromly (Pharm ’48), Toledo at 92.

*Robert Hinds (Bus ’49), Sarasota, Fla. at 89.

**Gordon Voelker (Bus ’47), Columbus, Ohio at 88.

**Clarance Beaver (Bus ’48), Vienna, Va. at 92.

Herman Mainwold (A/S ’48), Toledo at 90.

Dr. Melvin Conn (A/S ’43), Toledo at 92.

*Alice Shurtz (Ed ’46), Toledo at 89.

50’s

*Donald Heidtman (Eng ’53), Columbus, Ohio at 83.

Paul Murray (A/S ’50) at 57.

Margaret Wirt, att. in 1954, Toledo at 77.

Jack Gigandet (Bus ’57), Kissimmee, Fla. at 89.

**Nancy Reister Ballantyne (Ed ’52), Toledo at 83.

Janet Tigges (Ed ’54), Hilton Head Island, S.C. at 81.

*Barbara Hawkins, att. in 1956, Seaside, Calif. at 80.

60’s

**Henry Herschel (Law ’67), Toledo, Ohio at 71.

Hugh Lindsey (MBA ’66), Bryan, Ohio at 82.

Richard Laraway (Ed ’67), Temperance, Mich. at 71.

Frances Toney (Ed ’64), Hot Springs Village, Ark. at 83.

Johnnie Brown (Ed ’69) at 82.

**Edward Rutherford (Ed ’64, Med ’75), Holland, Ohio at 82.

**Fred Bollin (Med ’62), Holland, Ohio at 74.

Ronald O’Neal (Bus ’66), Sylvania, Ohio at 71.

James Glase (Med ’62), Toledo at 89.

70’s

**Marion Michel (Ed Spec ’75), Sandusky, Ohio at 88.

Carol Frey (Med ’79), Crossville, Tenn. at 65.

David Duffey (Law ’79), Columbus, Ohio at 60.

Mary Daudelin (Med ’72), Whitehouse, Ohio at 79.

John Brown (Eng ’71), Maumee, Ohio at 65.

Matthew Bennett (A/S ’72), Toledo at 66.

David Gatwood (A/S ’78, Law ’81), Buffalo Grove, Ill. at 60.

Larry Forth (Med ’79) at 67.

Cathleen Williams (Ed ’72), Berkey, Ohio at 63.

Margaret Gosses (Med ’76), Perrysburg, Ohio at 87.

Eddie Turner (UTCTC ’74, Univ Coll ’78), Toledo at 82.

**Velma Kingsley (Ed ’72, Med ’75), Bluffton, Ohio at 97.

John Kreuz (A/S ’74), Columbus, Ohio at 62.

Thomas Grachek (Bus ’70), Pueblo, Colo. at 65.

Roger Kapeluck (Med ’73), Findlay, Ohio at 65.

**Glen Rittner (Ed ’72), Novi, Mich. at 64.

80’s

Phyllis Conroy (Med ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 86.

Lee Forgette (UTCTC ’86), Toledo at 70.

Linda Brinkman (Law ’84), Naples, Fla. at 60.

Mark Richey (UTCTC ’86), Toledo at 55.

Irvin Hughes (UTCTC ’80, Eng ’85), Perrysburg, Ohio at 62.

Lyle Overly (Med ’85, Ed Spec ’86), Swanton, Ohio at 63.

90’s

Jeremy Bennett (A/S ’99), University Heights, Ohio at 38.

Brian Boyer (Bus ’94), Cornelius, N. C. at 42.

Leroy Madison (Ed ’96), Toledo at 50.

Jay Palicki (UTCTC ’97), Temperance, Mich. at 54.

00’s

Mary McConnell (A/S ’03), Toledo at 59.

In the December 2013 eMagazine we listed Jane Bauman Cherry (Ed ’58) as being deceased. We apologize for our mistake and are happy to report that Jane is doing well and living in Houston, Texas.

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**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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