Class Notes & Obits

August 26th, 2013 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Talmage OACC Excellence 05 30 13photo **Diana (Dee) Talmage (MEd ’65) was awarded the Maureen C. Grady award for special achievement in May of 2013 by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. This award was given for her outstanding commitment to the local community and higher education.

*Lawrence Rochelle (Ed ’62, Ed Spec ’80) has just had his 13th thriller published, “Back to the Rat”. Find it on Amazon:

Wendell Mayo (A/S ’79) is the winner of the Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction for his short story collection, “The Cucumber King of Kendainiai”. This award is sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder. The book will be published in fall of 2013.

Douglas Dymarkowski (Bus ’88) is now vice president and general counsel at Devonshire Fund Group, LLC.


Sharon M. Fulop (A/S ’94) was awarded the 2013 Ohio Glass Ceiling Award by the National Diversity Council. Sharon is employed by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Fulop_Sharon_300dpi

Susan Norkus (PhD ’00) has been selected to receive the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award. This award recognizes her for her contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels.

DebWellman Debra Wellman (PhD ’00) was appointed as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Rollins College.
Jason Reed Struble (MBA ’04) has published an article through The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Group. Jason also coauthored the article, “The Nature of a Passport at the Intersection of Customary International Law and American Judicial Practice”. He can be contacted via email at or LinkedIn at Jason_Reed_Struble_Esq_635070616906558968
9U2A1636_Kellie_headshot Kellie (Sorter) Stewart (Bus ’03) has joined 212 Capital Group as a financial representative.

Marriages & unions

*Morgan Bishop (Ed ’12) and Allen-Michael Brown were recently engaged to be married. Their wedding is planned for October 19, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. BishopBrown
hill-goergens engageweb Glen Joseph Goergens (Univ Coll ’97) and Heather Marie Hill were married on July 2 in Findlay, Ohio.
Tara Ann Wannemacher (Ed ’09) and Evan Richard Peck were married on July 13 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ottoville, Ohio. WannemacherPeck
Clausing Jennifer L. Meyer (HHS ’06, HSHS ’09) and Matthew R. Clausing (Bus ’06) were married on June 6, 2013 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The couple resides in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends
Laura Alma (Lyman) Brecher (MEd ’79), Toledo at 80. She taught nursing at UT and MCO.

*Albert Brookenthal (Pharm ’54), Toledo at 84. A pharmacist who worked in the Student Medical Clinic from 2007 to 2009.

Jeanne C. Harper, Swanton, Ohio at 67. She was a clerical specialist in the surgical intensive care unit at MCO from 1985 to 1992.

Marilyn Williams-Bayer (MEd ’85), Hillsdale, Mich. at 77. She was a registered nurse at MCO from 1978 to 1988.

**Dr. Robert J. Burns (Bus ’41, MA ’50), South Fort Myers, Fla. at 96. He joined the UT staff in 1946 as an assistant director of evening sessions and alumni relations and assistant editor of The University Bulletin. In 1951, Burns was appointed assistant professor of psychology. Six years later, he was promoted to associate professor. He served as acting department chair from 1961 to 1964, received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1966 and was named a professor in 1972. During his career at UT, Burns developed the industrial psychology major, was an academic advisor to students for 35 years, and served on numerous committees. The pioneer in the study and analysis of the psychology of aging and retirement was one of the governor’s delegates to the first White House Conference on Aging, which established the structure of the Area Offices on Aging. In 1974, Burns was elected president of Senior Centers Inc., a nonprofit corporation established to develop and operate Toledo’s first center to provide comprehensive services for the aged. When he retired in 1982, Burns was designated as professor emeritus. He was a member of Chi Rho Nu, which became Theta Chi fraternity and served as faculty advisor for 28 years.

Maxine M. Madrzykowski, Maumee, Ohio at 86. She was a former food service worker in the Student Union.

Kristi G. Miller, Defiance, Ohio at 36. She was a registered nurse at UT Medical Center from 2011 to March of 2013.

Anna (D’Michalis) Nicholas, Toledo at 77. She was a secretary in the English Department from 1980 until 1994.

*John Jobe, Spring Grove, Pa. at 86.

Seymour Rothman (A/S ’36), Sylvania, Ohio at 99.

Grace Bowen (Bus ’39), Columbus, Ohio at 70.

**Ida Holmes (Ed ’44), Ecorse, Mich. at 93.

Dr. John Seubert (A/S ’46), Lakewood, Ohio at 91.

*Jack West (A/S ’43, MA ’52, Law ’58), Cherry Hill, N.J. at 93.

Hulda Bialko (Ed ’42), Mason, Mich. at 93.

Robert Felt (UTCTC ’49), Oregon, Ohio at 88.

**Bartus Quinn (Bus ’42), Garden Grove, Calif. at 96.

*Walter Gilmore (Eng ’51), Moorestown, N.J. at 86.

Vincent Nardy (Pharm ’52), Boardman, Ohio at 86.

Dorothy Pasztor (’50), Folsom, Calif.

Paul Zatko (Bus ’54), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.
Harry Brand (Bus ’58), Anaheim, Calif. at 83.

Dr. Paul Leahy (Law ’53), Scottsdale, Ariz.

*Mary Mather, att. in 1954, Toledo at 77.

Lawrence Hill (A/S ’58), Venice, Fla. at 78.

*Lawrence Pfaender (Eng ’50), Toledo at 86.

Paul Timco (Pharm ’60), Mentor, Ohio at 78.

Delores Smith (MEd ’68), Sylvania, Ohio at 67.

Barbara Heimbach (Ed ’63), Lake Wales, Fla. at 71.

Charles Stehno (Ed ’60, MEd ’70), Medina, Ohio at 80.

Laura Brecher (MEd ’79), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 80.

George Alther (MS ’76), Ferndale, Mich. at 68.

Kenneth Carstensen (MBA ’75), Cape Coral, Fla. at 60.

Frederick Rost (Univ Coll ’77), Bradenton, Fla. at 77.

*Edward Mirra (MBA ’73), Toledo at 63.

Richard Byrnes (MS ’77), Fremont, Ohio at 70.

Jose Montalvo (UTCTC ’71), Toledo at 86.

Ralph Staup (Ed Spec ’75), Blissfield, Mich. at 83.

Joe Haberkamp (UTCTC ’77, Univ Coll ’80), Toledo at 69.

Kurt Haas (UTCTC ’79), Amanda, Ohio at 55.

James Donnally (Univ Coll ’86), Marysville, Ohio at 71.

William Catlin (Univ Coll ’88), Toledo at 80.

Timothy Sheehan (Law ’84), Toledo at 54.

Marsha Clere (MEd ’80), Oregon, Ohio at 63.

Susan Earl (MEd ’89), Toledo at 62.

Hannah Simon (A/S ’99), Toledo at 83.

William Crosser (UTCTC ’91), Northwood, Ohio at 70.

Sandra Rank (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 66.

Don McKivett (A/S ’91), Toledo at 60.

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