Class Notes/In Memoriam

December 11th, 2019 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Class Notes
’60s

George Palovich (Ed ’60) and his wife, Janet Trisler, have been invited to show a retrospective of their artwork covering 50 years of creating and teaching art. The show will be on exhibit at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery, Peoria, Ariz. The couple met at Kent State University, where George completed his master’s in fine arts degree. They have lived in Arizona for the past 23 years. Palovich was the curator at the West Valley Art Museum for 15 years.

’70s

**Richard Carr (A/S ’79, Law ’83) was selected to be part of a multi-state designation of mayors traveling to Beijing, China, in November 2019. Carr serves as the mayor of Maumee, Ohio.

’90s

Dr. William Mars (MEng ’99, PhD ’01) is the founder and president of Endurica LLC, a company that focuses on applications in automotive light weighting and consumer electronics. Endurica announced the addition of the Reliability Module to its family of Fatigue Property Mapping testing services. The new module quantifies failure statistics from a population of 50 replicate experiments.

’00s
Josh Cooper (Bus ’03, Law ’12) is a recipient of a 2019 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 200 nominated candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Cooper co-founded Whitelabel, a web development agency with a growing list of regional, national and international clients.
**Greg Braylock Jr. (Ed ’07) is a recipient of a 2019 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 200 nominated candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Braylock is the vice president of operations at ProMedica Health System.
*Ambrea Mikolajczyk (Pharm ’03) is a recipient of a 2019 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 200 nominated candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Mikolajczyk is the owner of ARK Restoration & Construction, which manages and restores ‘undesirable’ properties in the community.
Adam Smidi (Bus ’05, MBA ’09) is a recipient of a 2019 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 200 nominated candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Smidi teaches business and communication classes at both UToledo and BGSU. He was appointed to the BGSU Board of Trustees in 2018.
Births and Marriages
Alicia Frank (HHS ’15, HHS ’17) and Mitch Reinhart announced their engagement and June 19, 2020 wedding in Tiffin, Ohio. Alicia is a preschool speech-language pathologist at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, and Mitch is employed at Concordance Healthcare Solutions in Tiffin.
*Dr. Chelsea Deniston (HHS ’15, PhD ’18) and Kyle Clay were united in marriage on Sept. 7, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio. Chelsea is employed by ProMedica and Encompass Care Therapy in Toledo, and Kyle works at the Port of Monroe in Michigan. The couple honeymooned in Europe, including London, Barcelona and Mallorca.
*Lindsay Froelich (MHHS ’19) and James Estle married on Oct. 5, 2019 in St. John’s Catholic Church in Defiance, Ohio. Lindsay is a school counselor at Fairview Elementary School in Sherwood, Ohio, and James is self-employed. They honeymooned in the south Caribbean and reside in Paulding, Ohio.
Nicole Baumann-Amborski (CALL ’13) and Brad Amborski (Bus ’13) welcomed their daughter, Evelyn Sandra Amborski, to their family on Oct. 16, 2019.
In Memoriam

Faculty, staff & friends

*Suzanne Wolfe, Toledo, 78.

Carol F. (Hopple) Krause, Toledo, 72. She was a former secretary at the University.

Barbara A. “Bobbi” Weber, Toledo, 69. She joined the staff in 1973 and was a clerical specialist in the Publications Office through 1993.

Frances L. “Frankie” (Bird) Campbell, Perrysburg, 70. She joined the staff in 1968 and worked in the College of Education. In 1996, she was named a program assistant and one year later became an administrative assistant. Campbell retired in 2001, but returned to work as a seasonal employee in the College of Law for five years.

Dr. Eric J. Summons (PhD ’79), Toledo, 75. He was a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board and served as an Executive in Residence for the College of Business and Innovation, where he was named the Edwin Dodd Distinguished Lecturer in 2012.

Neil Frankenhauser, Toledo, 79. He taught art classes at the University.

William J. O’Keefe, Toledo, 81. He was a former adjunct faculty member in the College of Pharmacy.

*Sylvester “Sonny” Smith (Ed ’56), Toledo, 86. He played for the Rockets on the football and baseball teams from 1951 to 1955. He later served as president of the Varsity T Club. During his 25-year tenure, club membership grew, a pavilion was added to campus celebrating the achievements of past athletes, and an endowment fund was created to honor and memorialize athletes and coaches. Smith was inducted into the Varsity T Hall of Fame in 2002 and four years later received the Varsity T Club Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his dedicated service.

Michael D. Wilkins (Bus ’90, MBA ’97), Blacklick, Ohio, 50. He was the executive director of the MCO Foundation from 1995 to 2001.

Deborah Jean Plummer, Greenville, S.C., 64. She was a secretary in the Industrial Engineering Department from 1971 to 1977.

*Rita McCauley-Redmond, Alexandria, Va., 70.

**Dr. Thomas Mayberry, Lakeview, Mich., 94.

’40s

Richard Trask (Eng ’49), Seattle, Wash., 92.

Margery B. (Garrett) Trask (Ed ’49), Seattle, Wash., 92.

**Joyce Behner (Ed ’49), Sylvania, Ohio, 92.

’50s

Robert Aubry (Eng ’54), Sugar Land, Texas, 90.

Raymond LaBrecque (Eng ’50), Warren, Mich., 89.

*Charles Jones (Ed ’55), Royal Oak, Mich., 86.

Marcia Oller (A/S ’54), Waterford, Conn., 87.

Carole Booth (Ed ’56), Perrysburg, Ohio, 85.

’60s

Beverly Mulinix (Ed ’67, Med ’77), Maumee, Ohio, 88.

Dr. Marty Santillo (Ed ’68), Canfield, Ohio, 73.

Wan Jung (Ed ’62), Columbus, Ohio, 91.

Myron Sanderson (Law ’66), Jackson, Mich., 83.

Paul Heintschel (Ed ’66, Med ’77), Toledo, 82.

Cathryn Descamps (Ed ’65, Med ’79), Toledo, 89.

’70s

Joseph Sheahan (A/S ’75, MS ’77), Lansing, Mich., 70.

Albert Vargo (Univ Coll ’76), Genoa, Ohio, 79.

Lawrence McHale (Ed ’70), Maumee, Ohio, 73.

Anthony Bender (Univ Coll ’76, A/S ’78, Law ’82, UTCTC ’94), Holland, Ohio, 69.

**Mary Ann Rickus (Ed ’79, Med ’85), Tiffin, Ohio, 74.

Dr. Stephen Pipoly (A/S ’75, MED ’82), East Sparta, Ohio, 65.

Claud Middleton (UTCTC ’73), Franklin, Ohio, 70.

Dr. Robert Snyder (MEd ’75), Clark Lake, Mich., 95.

**Joseph Katona (UTCTC ’74), Northwood, Ohio, 76.

’80s

Betty Driemeyer (A/S ’83), Marietta, Ga., 89.

Craig Raisner (A/S ’86), Pittsford, N.Y., 57.

Jeffrey Wagner (Eng ’84), Georgetown, Ky., 58.

’90s

Philip Cunningham (Univ Coll ’91), Toledo, 66.

Perry Sandlin (A/S ’99), Rossford, Ohio, 51.

Dr. Mark Banks (A/S ’91), Toledo, 57.

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

’00s

Benjamin Dionisio (A/S ’07, Honors ’07), Northwood, Ohio, 34.

*Dr. Robert Glad (RES ’06), Toledo, 82.

*Annual Alumni Association Member
**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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