Class Notes/In Memoriam

November 19th, 2019 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Class Notes
David Mruzek (Ed ’83) has been promoted to professor of music at Hanover College in southern Indiana. The ensembles under his direction include the Hanover College-Community Orchestra, Concert Band and the Saxophone Ensemble. Mruzek teaches introduction to music, music theory and band instrument lessons. He is currently serving as department chair.
*Dr. Joel Mayerson (A/S ’90, Honors ’90) was elected president of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. He will serve in this role until October 2020. This organization is the academic specialty society for all orthopaedic oncology surgeons in North America. In addition, Mayerson serves as the president-elect of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society, which serves as the main representation to organized medicine for all orthopaedic surgeons in the state. He is professor of orthopaedic surgery at The Ohio State University and director of surgical services at The Arthur James Cancer Hospital at OSU Wexner Medical Center.
Dr. Daniel Mulligan (MED ’05) joined Fisher-Titus as a urologist with Executive Urology Specialists in Bellevue, Norwalk and Sandusky, Ohio. He diagnoses and treats urologic conditions, including all types of urological cancer, and is fellowship trained in robotic urologic surgery.
Faculty, staff & friends

Ethel Lee (Bazar) Walden, wife of Col. Robert E. Walden, MD, emeritus professor at the Medical College of Ohio, celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 5, 2019. Walden was involved in helping MCO get off the ground by assisting with hospitality and social functions for faculty and students. She attended the ceremony and turned one of the first shovels of dirt for the Health Science Building. Walden is also an accomplished community service advocate, having presided over the Toledo Chapter of The Links, Inc., and the Study Hour Club; two invitation-only organizations for professional African American women. She created a scholarship fund in her husband’s honor in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She also is a long-time supporter of the arts, including the Toledo Museum of Art where she volunteered. Walden and her husband were major contributors to the building fund of the TMA Glass Pavilion.

Births and Marriages
James R. Steinbeck III (Bus ’13) and Kate E. Collins were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 2019 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Saline, Mich. James is an account manager at Teksystems in Cleveland, and Kate is a national sales recruiter for Total Quality Logistics.
In Memoriam

Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. Virginia Chambers, Toledo, 88. She joined the University as an associate professor in 1975 and was promoted to professor in 1979. Chambers taught classes for music education majors, as well as first-year music theory for all music majors. Among her published works were the books titled “Reading Tonal Patterns” and “Tometics: Music for the Classroom Teacher,” which she co-wrote with Dr. Robert DeYarman, professor emeritus of music. Her service to the University included the President’s Commission on Enrollment, the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the Arts and Sciences Council. Chambers, an ardent UToledo men’s and women’s basketball fan, was named professor emerita when she retired in 1992.

**Dr. Temoleon Rousos (Ed ’54, PhD ’79), Columbus, Ohio, 86. He was hired as an instructor in 1965 and one year later was named an assistant professor of community studies and coordinator of data processing and computer programming. Rousos was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and professor of basic, technical and general education in the Community and Technical College in 1979. He co-authored several textbooks on general mathematics, statistics, and consumer and business mathematics. Rousos served as chair of the Faculty Senate and the Senate Student Affairs Committee, and was a faculty representative to the Joint Commission on Student Rights and to the UToledo Board of Trustees. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Dr. Dorothy C. Siegel, Toledo, 72. She joined the Department of English in 1977 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1981. Hundreds of students have noted her dynamic presence in the classroom; she assisted many in applying to prestigious graduate programs in linguistics and advised on their careers. Her research focused on lexical morphology; phonological words and phrases; the structure of English words; and linguistics and aphasia. She served on the Linguistic Society of America’s Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee and evaluated grant applications for the Linguistics Section of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her book, “Topics in English Morphology,” revolutionized previous notions of the interaction between the morphological component of grammar and its phonological component. Among the highlights of her career were an NEH Summer Fellowship at Georgetown University. She served on several University committees, including the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and the Arts and Sciences Council. Siegel was named professor emerita when she retired in 2010.

Denise M. (Niesy) Terry-Cook, Toledo, 46. She was an instructor at the University from 1997 to 2002.

Raymond J. Whelan, Lambertville, Mich., 76. He was a former karate instructor at the University.

**Dr. Alfred Cave, Toledo, 84. He joined UToledo in 1973 as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history. During his tenure as dean, the college established the Writing Center, the Master of Liberal Studies Program, exceptional merit awards for faculty performance, and a baccalaureate nursing program in collaboration with the Medical College of Ohio. Cave also founded the Humanities Institute and worked to expand the Honors Program by recruiting gifted students. Research funding for the college increased tenfold under his leadership, and ground was broken in 1975 for the Center for Performing Arts. He also formed committees on women’s studies, the forerunner to the program and department, and writing across the curriculum. Cave also helped found an exchange program with the Salford University in Manchester, England. In 1990, the native of Albuquerque, N.M., returned full time to teaching and conducting research. Cave made substantial contributions to Colonial North American history. His books and scholarly articles greatly influenced the view of interactions between colonists and Native Americans in 17th-century North America. Cave wrote about Native American and English witchcraft and on the European view of the New World. His 1996 book, “The Pequot War,” was hailed as the definitive work on New England’s first armed conflict between English colonists and Native Americans. He also was a recognized authority on Jacksonian America. In 1997, he received one of the University’s Outstanding Researcher Awards. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Cave received a summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1990, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from Salford University in England. He retired from the University in 2007. Cave was honored in 2012 by the Ohio Academy of History with its Distinguished Historian Award and in 2015 by the University of Florida with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Dr. Carmen R. Gillespie, Lewisburg, Pa., 54. She joined the faculty as an associate professor; two years later, she added director of the Arts Living and Learning Community to her title. From 2004 to 2007, Gillespie was a senior fellow with the Humanities Institute. She served on the Arts and Sciences Council and the Arts and Sciences Diversity Task Force. Her memberships included the Toni Morrison Society and the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars.

Patricia A. (Reamsnyder) Toepfer, Toledo, 92. She was a former nurse at MCO.

Dr. Arthur S. Winsor, Rancho Bernardo, Calif., 89. He joined the University in 1958 as an instructor in the Department of Music. The pianist was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and professor in 1976. For 10 years, Winsor served as chair of the department. In 1962, he founded the Madrigal Singers and was conductor of the group for 10 years. A member of the American Musicological Society, Winsor was assistant director and accompanist of the Toledo Concert Chorale and played piano for the Toledo Opera Association.

Jack L. Coleman, San Marcos, Calif., 82. He started a karate program at the University in 1964.

Dr. Christa M. (Sager) Koffel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 62. She was a former clinical manager in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at MCO.

Linda S. (Wilson) Milks-Pond, Temperance, Mich., 61. She worked in the Trauma Program at UToledo Medical Center from 2008 to 2018.

Joan (Gibbs) Sigurdson, Oregon, Ohio, 79. She was a bus driver at MCO.

Mary Ann (Pietras) Thor, Toledo, 79. She worked in registration at MCO.

Inez E. (McNutt) Gorsuch, Maumee, Ohio, 83. She was a radiology technician who retired from MCO.

Marilyn Ritter, Metamora, Ohio, 72. She was a union representative as well as a member of the executive board of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2415.


**Kandace Kendall (A/S ’48), Ottawa Hills, Ohio, 96.


Charles Spross (Bus ’54), Maitland, Fla., 89.

Melvin Batch (Eng ’54), Saint Paul, Minn., 73.

Dr. William Winslow (A/S ’52), Punta Gorda, Fla., 89.

Charles Ade (Bus ’57), Liberty Center, Ohio, 88.

**Shirley Whitney (Ed ’53), Redmond, Wash., 87.

James Klotz (Bus ’51), Sylvania, Ohio, 90.

Clarence Sprague (Eng ’54), Temperance, Mich., 87.

**Jeffrey Long (UTCTC ’58, Bus ’61), Toledo, 87.

Sylvester Smith (Ed ’56), Toledo, 86.

*Richard McCavitt (Bus ’50), Sun City, Calif., 93.


Paul Ligman (Eng ’69), Richfield, Ohio, 73.

**Robert Anteau (Bus ’62), Toledo, 79.

*Ralph Roshong (Ed ’61), Sandusky, Ohio, 82.

Dr. Larry Mizelle (Pharm ’67), Temperance, Mich., 76.

James Kronberg (MBA ’69), Whitehouse, Ohio, 79.

George Lehmann (Bus ’66), Perrysburg, Ohio, 78.

John Gercak (UTCTC ’68), Sylvania, Ohio, 84.

Edward Justen (Eng ’61), Holland, Ohio, 85.

Anne Seegert (UTCTC ’69), Maumee, Ohio, 70.

Christine Kajfasz (UTCTC ’69), Toledo, 71.

Val Richards (Ed ’69), Phoenix, Ariz., 72.

Carol Jurkiewicz (Ed ’68), Oregon, Ohio, 74.

Timothy Gruss (A/S ’65), Toledo, 76.

Ira Levison (Ed ’66, MEd ’76), Holland, Ohio, 75.

*James Brunskill (Bus ’61), West Chester, Ohio, 84.


Dennis Perna (Bus ’77), Sylvania, Ohio, 63.

Nancy Habrych (Bus ’73), Toledo, 69.

John Hodak (Ed ’74), Perrysburg, Ohio, 76.

Richard Mourlam (Ed Spec ’76), Monroe, Mich., 88.

Marilynn Hoffman (MA ’70), Sylvania, Ohio, 74.

Douglas Pastorek (Bus ’76, A/S ’76, MBA ’79), Petoskey, Mich., 65.

**Alice Berkey (Ed ’79), West Hartford, Conn., 85.

Alice Jones (Ed ’74), Toledo, 85.

Jacqueline Wilder (Ed ’74), Monroe, Mich., 86.

George Runner (Law ’75), Toledo, 72.

Monica Ammons (Ed ’76), Toledo, 77.

Charles Swayne (MEd ’77), Columbus, Ohio, 76.

*Anne Ahern (MEd ’76), Perrysburg, Ohio, 83.

Robert Cook (UTCTC ’79), Maumee, Ohio, 65.

Mary Hayward (UTCTC ’77), Waterville, Ohio, 65.

Terrence Kutzly (UTCTC ’74), Indianapolis, Ind., 72.


Thomas Dever (Univ Coll ’88, MEd ’92), Toledo, 68.

Carol Nagy (UTCTC ’83), Toledo, 70.

Judith Wissinger (UTCTC ’86), Toledo, 57.

K. Mark Lemar (Bus ’89), Greenville, Ohio, 58.

Donald McCreary (Univ Coll ’81), Toledo, 76.

Sarah Sodd (MEd ’81, Law ’92), Toledo, 62.

Connie Niemi (Ed ’86), Carleton, Mich., 55.

Kenneth Phillips (Law ’88), Toledo, 61.

Beverly Cookson (UTCTC ’80), Hudson, Mich., 78.

**Dr. Christa Koffel (Ed ’82, MEd ’84), Perrysburg, Ohio, 63.


*Sara Moynihan (A/S ’91, MBA ’09), Toledo, 54.

Jeanie Fox (UTCTC ’93, UTCTC ’93, Univ Coll ’96), Toledo, 48.

Irma Anderson (Univ Coll ’95), Toledo, 66.

Sharon Tuck (UTCTC ’93), Jackson, Mich., 58.

Lillie Henderson (Univ Coll ’97), Toledo, 89.

Michael Wilkins (Bus ’90, MBA ’97), Columbus, Ohio, 50.


Dr. Kristin McCullough (Pharm ‘08, PharmD ’10), Toledo, 42.

Richard Cook (Law ’05), Hamilton, Ohio, 48.

*Annual Alumni Association Member
**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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