Class Notes

October 30th, 2013 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

Beatrice Goldman (Ed ’39) recently celebrated her 95th birthday with a luncheon in McAllen, Texas, where she now resides. Her son, David Stohl (Bus ’75), his wife, Sara, her daughter, Michelle Gluck (Ed ’75), and Michelle’s husband, David Gluck (Ed ’73), planned the luncheon at Tony Roma’s to celebrate.


Francis (Frank) Thomas (Eng ’88, MBA ’99) was appointed as acting president and chief executive officer for Columbia Power Corporation.


Dr. Jayme Stayer (MA ’92, PhD ’95) was ordained to the Jesuit priesthood in June at the Madonna della Strada Chapel in Chicago, Ill.


Lindsay Denny (Ed ’03, MEd ’09) was awarded the educator of the year honor from Sylvania schools in Ohio.

Kevin J. Bedell (A/S ’88, A/S ’88) recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Faculty, staff & friends

The College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences’ department of psychology doctoral students Ateka Contractor and Tracey Biehn from the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Lab, directed by Jon Elhai, Ph.D, from the department of psychology, recently completed several important papers. Contractor and Biehn published a paper (as second and third authors, respectively) this year in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease on depression outcomes from impatient psychiatric treatment. And Contractor had two first-author posters accepted for presentation at the Annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies convention in November, 2013 in Philadelphia. Biehn began her predoctoral clinical internship in August at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The University of Toledo College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences’ department of psychology was ranked #11 on the list of all colleges and universities in the United States among schools that offer program options in psychology and behavioral science. This is the highest ranking of any college in Ohio and Michigan. Information about the ranking can be found here:

Marriages & unions

Michael Wehrkamp (Law ’09) and Laura Arend were married on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Paulding, Ohio.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Genevieve M. Gunn, Toledo at 77. She was a computer operator in data entry at MCO from 1978 to 1989.

Lawrence “Larry” J. Hilton, Swanton, Ohio at 54. He joined the staff in 1988 as an auto mechanic 3 in the UT motor vehicle department.

Marc L. Moralez, Toledo at 43. He was a former instructor of theatre.

Jeanne A. Hockley, Toledo at 86. She was a longtime member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

Joanne M. (Pawelczak) Katafias, Toledo at 84. She was a former member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

Joseph R. Links II, Hudson, Mich. at 68. He joined the UT faculty as an instructor in business technology in 1969 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1973 and later to associate professor. In 1974, Links received one of the University’s Outstanding Teacher Awards. In addition to teaching, he served as coordinator of the former Community and Technical College’s Computer Programming Technology Program.

Phyllis (Eck) Nordin, Rochester, N.Y. at 84. An artist known for work in stained glass, metals, fibers and stone, Nordin was commissioned to design a fountain for the University’s centennial. The Toledo Edison Memorial Fountain was built in front of the Student Union in 1980. She also created a bronze work titled “Reunion” for the Driscoll Alumni Center.
Robert J. Calkins, Maumee, Ohio at 66. He was a former UT Medical Center employee.

Milton E. Martin, Toledo at 69. He was hired in 1990 and worked as a custodian in University Hall and the Student Union. Martin retired as a maintenance repair worker in 2007.

Paul McCray, Toledo at 61. Paul was a former nurse at UT Medical Center.

Marilyn J. Miller, Toledo at 71. She joined the UT staff as a secretary in 1976 and worked for the College of Engineering until her retirement in 1997.

Carol K. Finnegan Simpson, Monclova, Ohio at 73. She was a former UT employee.

*William Gemmill, Toledo at 84.

*Paul Drayton, Toledo at 70.

*Jack Lawrence, Maumee, Ohio at 81.

Barbara J. Dickman, Toledo at 75. She was a former nurse’s aide at MCO.

Robert L. Hurd, Perrysburg, Ohio at 84. He was a former volunteer at UT Medical Center.


Helen Patterson (A/S ’38), Sylvania, Ohio at 97.

Helene Schlichting (A/S ’33), Maumee, Ohio at 102.


*Martha Raggon (A/S ’43), Redding, Calif. at 91.

William Gall (Bus ’48), Toledo at 90.


Charles Dawson (Bus ’50), Toledo at 86.

John Kehn (Eng ’54), Oceanside, Calif. at 80.

James Trepinski (Bus ’58), Waco, Texas at 77.

*Gerald Biggs (Bus ’59), Maumee, Ohio at 77.

Henry Haberkamp (Bus ’50), Rochester, Mich. at 86.

*Raymond Miller, att. in 1950, Temperance, Mich. at 86.


Elizabeth Koster (A/S ’65), Lambertville, Mich. at 85.

Callum MacColl (Ed ’63), at 75.

Gerald Hansen (Bus /61), Marblehead, Ohio at 75.

H. Hernandez (Eng ’69), Toledo, Ohio at 84.

Col. William Annette (MBA ’62), Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at 83.

John Brantl (UTCTC ’65), Chandler, Ariz. at 72.


Robert Bennett (UTCTC ’77), Toledo at 73.

Dr. Oktay Mete (Res ’70), Topanga, Calif. at 87.

The Honorable John Gilligan (Hon. PhD ’73), Cincinnati, Ohio at 92.


*Mattie Sommerville (Ed Spec ’80), Maumee, Ohio at 84.

Cheryl Wenner (Law ’87), Findlay, Ohio at 67.

Jean-Marc Delbecq (Eng ’86), Santa Clara, Calif. at 51.


Betty Rashleigh (Ed ’91), at 86.

*Dr. Rose Kuceyeski (PhD ’95), Perrysburg, Ohio at 64.

*Annual Alumni Association Member
**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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