Class Notes

April 24th, 2013 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

*Wayne Taylor (Bus ’68), has published his first e-book, Death In A Fair Place. He is a retired school administrator and currently living in southern Calif.

Ralph Stuckman (MEd ’63), has had his clay prints accepted into the Paradigm Gallery of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Larry E. Steward (Law ’77), was elected as a Fellow to the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), an honor considered the most prestigious in the field of human resources.

**Stephanie Trudeau (A/S ’78), was recognized as a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer. Trudeau


Charlie Sheets **Charles Sheets (Eng ’81, MBA ’85), has been announced as a shareholder of Matrix Technologies, Inc. He is currently the Director of the Industrial Systems Division.

Dr. Lori Mitchell Dixon (Bus ’82, MBA ’84), became the sole owner of Great Lakes Marketing in 2010. Great Lakes Marketing was recently awarded a GSA contract and renewed its “preferred vendor” status with the United States Postal Service.

Gino Torio (Eng ’98, MEng ’06), is a project manager with Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Inc. Delivering Aero-derivative power solutions to oil and gas industry customers in Southeast Asia.

Eric Mueller (Ed ’92), recently took over the role of CEO for Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital in Round Rock, TX.

Christopher Hewitt (Bus ’90), joins the law firm of Tucker Ellis as a partner in the Corporate, M&A and Securities practice group. Hewitt, Christopher

**Captain Justin Shedron (A/S ’07), of the Army National Guard was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his time in command of the light utility helicopter detachment in Akron-Canton and has been reassigned for duty as a UH-60 helicopter pilot.

Patte O’Connor, completed her Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification from the mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She began her own company, Kick Ash, LLC, that offers personal one on one coaching to help people quit all tobacco related products.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends
Murl Jackson, Toledo at 67, a former library media assistant on Scott Park Campus.

Esther L. Newcomer, Bakersfield, Calif. at 94, a secretary in the Department of Surgery from 1969 until her retirement in 1984.

Judith A. Pelton (Ed ’82), Toledo at 68, a local nurse and ambulatory care director who taught at the former UT Community and Technical College and at MCO.

Maxine S. Adams, Toledo at 77, was a library media technical assistant in Audio-Visual Services from 1972 until her retirement in 2000.

Claude Black, Toledo at 80, a Toledo jazz legend who was a member of the UT Music Department since 2009. A pianist who was a sought-after performer in the region who was a house pianist for the former Murphy’s Place in downtown Toledo. He also coached students and mentored them as they cut their musical teeth in a real jazz club and in the Center for Performing Arts. In 1965, the pianist joined Aretha Franklin’s band and toured around the world. He played keys for a long list of jazz luminaries, including Charlie “Bird” Parker, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery and Wynton Marsalis.

Evelyn R. Radlinski, Sun City, Ariz. at 90, a former UT employee.

Esther “Dolly” Zajac, Toledo at 84, a longtime member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

Beth A. Eisler, Ann Arbor, Mich. at 66, for 26 years she taught in the UT College of Law, mostly in the fields of contracts and evidence. She also served as associate dean for academic affairs in the college from 1993 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2005, and as interim dean from 2005 to 2006. Eisler received the Outstanding Professor Award from the College of Law graduating class three times. In addition, she received the University of Toledo’s Student Impact Award in 2011 and 2012. She was active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Michigan Supreme Court State Board of Law Examiners.

Dr. Perry B. Johnson, Sylvania at 81, a UT faculty member for nearly 40 years. He joined the University in 1960 as an assistant professor of exercise science and physical education and was promoted to associate professor in 1963 and to professor at 1966. At various times during his tenure, Johnson served as coordinator of research and graduate studies in physical education, health and recreation; director of the Division of Physical Education, Health and Recreation; chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance; and assistant dean of the College of Education. He wrote nine books, including Conditioning, So You Really Want to Lose Weight and Fitness and You. Johnson was honored as a professor emeritus when he retired in 1987. He continued to teach part time until 1998. Johnson was an emeritus fellow of the American Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology.

Linda M. Schumacker, Toledo at 62, a former nurse at MCO.

*June Pasch, Toledo at 94.

Florence Winzeler (Ed ’38), Waterville, Ohio at 96.

*Earl Johnson (Ed ’36, MA ’51), Williston, Ohio at 101.

Ruth Simmons (Ed ’40), Toledo at 94.

Bernard Myers (Eng ’49), Curtice, Ohio at 88.

Michael Caligiuri (Eng ’50), Middlebury, Ind. at 87.

Robert Selent (Ed ’50), Bakersfield, Calif. at 89.

William Hill (Eng ’59), Toledo at 84.

*Jude Sutter (Law ’59), Toledo at 83.

*Glenn Schimmel (Bus ’56), Toledo at 85.

*Miran Tutelian (Bus ’50), Medina, Ohio at 86.

William Gillespie (Ed ’53), Toledo at 83.

Suzette Mitchell (UTCTC ’67, Ed ’72, MEd ’74), Toledo.

William Caughey (A/S ’69, Law ’74), Waterville, Ohio at 65.

*James Franks (UTCTC ’69), Toledo at 69.

Michael Miley (Ed ’65), Waterford, Mich. At 69.

Lawrence Fischer (Ed ’67), Toledo at 92.

*Thomas Brock (MS ’62), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.

Dr. George Osborne (A/S ’72), Toledo at 63.

Joyce Williams (UTCTC ’76, Univ Coll ’79), Toledo at 72.

John Sobczak (A/S ’73), Belleville, Mich. at 61.

James Cooper (A/S ’74), Ocala, Fla. at 75.

Maxine Adams (UTCTC ’72), Toledo at 77.

William Steinem, att. 1975, Fayette, Ohio at 89.

Douglas Chilcott (A/S ’71), at 65.

Robert McColl (A/S ’71), Monclova, Ohio at 67.

Patricia Hubay (UTCTC ’74), Sylvania, Ohio at 73.

*Linda Salyers (Pharm ’84), Sandusky, Ohio at 55.

Sheila Krueger (UTCTC ’82), Toledo at 58.

Harry Hartford (Eng ’89), Northwood, Ohio at 46.

Marjorie Feeney (CALL ’87), Toledo at 94.

Eileen Heckman (NRS ’81, MEd ’90), Toledo at 73.

Loretta Hodgson (Bus ’91), Sicklerville, N.J. at 55.

Debra Duetemeyer (MEd ’91), Waterville, Ohio at 61.

Casandra Carson-Phoenix (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 44.

Dr. Elwood Jensen (Honorary Degree ’91), New York, N.Y. at 92.

Harold Dreeze (A/S ’90), Holland, Ohio at 92.

Linda Schumacker (UTCTC ’90), Toledo at 63.

Jodi Iwinski (NRS ’91), New Hudson, Mich. At 55.

Diane Thompson (CALL ’98), Holland, Ohio at 58.

Amie Litzinger (MED ’09), Holland, Ohio at 28.

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