Class Notes/Obits

May 28th, 2014 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Mike Robarge (Ed ’69) was honored with a career achievement award by the Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Toledo in April 2014. Mike served two years as Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter Rush Chairman and was the Greek Week King when he attended the University.

Tom Bartolett (Eng ’69) and his wife, Sue, helped to come up with the concept of Ozzie’s Market, located on W. Central Ave. in Toledo across from Secor Metropark. It is a convenience store with gas pumps and it has elements of an old-fashioned general store. It is also a location to show pride in Toledo-area products and to help the local community and business owners.


Cris Hastin (Univ Coll ’75) was honored at the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni and Senior Appreciation Dinner in April 2014. He was recognized for his significant and long-term service with the fraternity’s alumni association.

John C. “Archie” Myers (Ed ‘77) was inducted into the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Founder’s Circle. He served as fraternity president in 1974 when he attended UT. This award recognizes outstanding service and leadership as an undergraduate or alumni at a critical time in the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter’s development.

Clarence “Skip” Cubbedge (Eng ‘79) recently simulated a complete satellite-to-ground communications system with DigitalGlobe, a commercial vendor of space imagery and operator of civilian remote sensing spacecraft. Cubbedge wanted to test if the system would support a 50 percent increase in data rate. The results showed that simulations speed increased tenfold and the data rate did increase by 50 percent.

**Dr. Fred Hill (A/S ’75, MED ’79, Res ’82) joined the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies as the chief medical officer for the southern region. Hill will lead medical affairs for its Medicaid health plans in Louisiana and South Carolina. FredHill

Robert C. Meyer (Law ’78) is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law and co-founder of Morrow & Meyer LLC, a labor and employment law firm in North Canton, Ohio. The firm is a state-wide practice representing employers in workers’ compensation and employment matters.


Jan Hillman (MA ’86) was named as vice president for institutional advancement at Urbana University, located in Ohio. Hillman has a 35-year track record of success in fundraising, strategic planning and board management at institutions, including Wright State University, Clark State Community College and Kettering Medical Center.

Kevin Dintino (Ed ’89) recently earned his doctorate of physical therapy through the Evidence in Motion Institute for Health Professions. He is currently the regional director of the southeast and central Virginia-based independent physical therapy practice’s 12 clinics in Richmond, Va.

MarkDaniel Mark Daniels (Bus ’83) is the new superintendent for the McLean County Unit 5 schools in Normal, Ill. He will oversee more than 13,000 students across 23 schools and other facilities.

Lisa (Werner) Autry (Ed ’85, MEd ’91) recently completed a mural for Immaculate Conception church in Forest City, N.C. The mural depicts the story of Jesus on the cross with the thief who taunted him on one side and the thief who believed in him on the other side. The mural is one of many that Autry has completed over the years.

Karen Bailey (MBA ’88) was appointed to the Atlanta, Ga. Ronald McDonald House Charities board of directors. Bailey serves as the vice president of national accounts for Georgia-Pacific Professional’s Food Services Solutions business. Bailey

John Jutila (MBA ’85) was appointed as the chief executive officer for Champion One, a leading third party optical transceiver company located in Beachwood, Ohio.


Dr. Jeffrey Finn (MED ’99) of Susquehanna Valley Pain Management Center, P.C. in Harrisburg, Pa., began seeing patients in Fulton County Medical Center’s Specialty Services building in February. He practices physical medicine and rehabilitation.

John Lechman (A/S ’96) has been named director of development for Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Previously he was director of development for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters’ schools and care center of Monroe, Mich. and Mercy Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network of Northwest Ohio.

Lawrence D. Tribble Jr. (A/S ’96) is the author of “Sweatless Victory: 10 Answers to Everyday Questions.” Tribble is a life and empowerment coach, and is also a dedicated and results-driven community leader and youth advocate. This book can unlock your hidden treasures through empowerment and self-realization. Tribble
Shawn Fitzgerald Dr. Shawn Fitzgerald (MEd ’95, PhD ’97) has been named dean of the school of education, innovation and continuing studies at Widener University in Chester, PA.

Kelley Hartley Hutton (A/S ’91) has been named the director of athletics for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Ind. Hutton has served as the head women’s volleyball coach for 15 seasons. She also previously served for 12 years at IPFW as senior woman administrator and associate athletic director.

Jennifer Grieco (A/S ’93, Law ’97) recently presented at the 2014 mid-year meeting of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Her workshop session was titled “Win-Win: Matching Unmet Legal Needs with Available Legal Talent.” Greico is a partner at Neuman Anderson, P.C., based in Birmingham, Mich. Greico

Jalen Parmele (att. 2004-07) was inducted into The University of Toledo Varsity “T” Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 22 in Savage Arena. Parmele played football for the Rockets from 2004-07 and was a First Team All-Mid-American Conference running back in 2006 and 2007. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He played for Baltimore from 2008-10, Jacksonville in 2010 and signed with Tennessee in 2013 but was released before the regular season started. He is currently a free agent.

stein Dr. Thomas Stein (PhD ’06) was selected as the vice president for enrollment and financial aid at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.

Kenneth M. Thompson (A/S ’05) returns as a juror for the eighth annual Art in Public Places Knoxville exhibition. This is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that opened in April 2014. The pieces are on display in downtown Knoxville, Tenn. and McGhee Tyson Airport through March 20, 2015.

Chadd Johnston (Bus ’06) has accepted a position on the business development team for HVAC services at GEM Energy in Walbridge, Ohio.

Dr. Scott Foster (MED ’05, Res ’10) joined Avita’s orthopedic and sports medicine team. Foster is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon and has four Ohio offices located in Ontario, Galion, Crestline and Bucyrus.

Dr. Gratia Pitcher (A/S ’03, MED ’06) has been appointed to the role of medical director at Rainbow Hospice Care in Johnson Creek, Wis. She will work as part of an interdisciplinary team that provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their families.

Dr. Matt Noyes (MED ’07) is a member of the East Ohio Orthopedic Group and is the only physician in the Dover, Ohio area trained to perform a new, minimally invasive procedure for tendonitis pain in elbows and shoulders. He uses an ultrasound probe and ultrasonic energy to remove the diseased part of a tendon, but leave the healthy tissue untouched.

Patrick Hankos Jr. (A/S ’10, Honors ’10) is the new assistant prosecutor in the Huron County prosecutor’s office. Located in Norwalk, Ohio, Hankos will be handling most of the juvenile court cases and occasionally some adult cases. 032014_Hakos_Patrick
Maggie Reynolds *Margaret Reynolds (Bus ’10, Law ’13, MBA ’13) joined Reno & Zahm LLP as an associate in March 2014. The law firm is located in Rockford, Ill. and offers experienced counsel in 12 areas of law.
*Tyler Haldeman (Bus ’13) joined the News-Messenger in Fremont, Ohio as an advertising representative for the newspaper. Haldeman

Dr. Carl Ortman (MED ’10) is a new primary care physician at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Athens Medical Associates in Athens, Ohio. His focus is in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases.

Births and Marriages

Scott Steven Rindler (Bus ’10) and Katie Marie Drees announced their engagement and have plans to marry on June 7, 2014 in the St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Ohio.

Katina Kay Kill (A/S ’05) and Anthony Thomas Graham exchanged vows in March 2014 at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio.

Katelin Rudolph (PhD ’12) and *Michael Iott (PhD ’13) were joined in marriage on October 26, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Monroe, Mich.

KrouseWedding Karin Krouse (A/S ’06) and Coit (Tony) Black were married in July 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Defiance, Ohio.

Laryn Ziegler (Ed ’11) and Jeff Wheeler married in March 2014 and currently reside in Northwood, Ohio.

Ryan Foglyano (Eng ’03) and Laura (Schaefer) Foglyano (A/S ’03) welcomed their first child, Julia, on August 13, 2013. julia
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Carol Brandt Brug (A/S ’87), Toledo at 60, was a part-time instructor in the department of mathematics for 22 years.

Rosemarie Kehres, Toledo at 84, was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

Sharon Kay Periat, Sylvania, Ohio at 66. She started working at the University in the late 1980s at the former Community and Technical College as a placement-testing monitor. Periat then became a part-time adviser to those seeking associate degrees. In 1999, she was named an adviser in the College of Health and Human Services, where she later became director of student services. In 2010, Periat received one of the Outstanding Women Awards from the University Women’s Commission. She retired in 2011.

John Bennett Bacon, Toledo at 73, was an author and his books included “Being and Existence: Two Ways of Forman Ontology” and “Ontology, Causality and Mind,” he also taught at UT and several other universities.

Marguerite E. (Pollex) Faulkner, Toledo at 92, was a clerk who worked in UT Student Records from 1971 until her retirement in 1990.

Melvin Stewart, Toledo at 75, was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

Millianne (Priest) Duffey, Toledo at 89, was a secretary at MCO from 1980 until her retirement in 1988.

David L. James, Toledo at 48, was a painter journeyman at the University. He joined the UT staff in 2008.

June L. Mallory, Toledo at 84, began working with the University in 1965 as a clerical specialist in the UT library. She retired as a secretary in 1987.

Adela Mundt, Maumee at 77, was a local restaurateur and UT Medical Center benefactor. She helped lead several area restaurants: Loma Linda, Ventura’s and Barron’s Café. Since 1970, she owned Loma Linda; the Swanton establishment is often cited as the first area restaurant to serve Mexican food. In the late 1980s, Mundt had a new Loma Linda built next to the original, which was then torn down. Her success was in the spotlight when the U.S. Small Business Administration named her Small Business Person of the Year in 1992 for the Cleveland District. When her husband, Alfred, had a heart attack in 1983, the couple sought care at the former Medical College of Ohio. Alfred had quadruple bypass surgery and after congestive heart failure he received a heart transplant in 1998. The grateful couple became major supporters of the UT Medical Center, establishing the Adela and Alfred Mundt Endowed Professorship in Transplantation Cardiology, and also making a significant contribution to the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center at UTMC.

*Florence Meyer, Toledo at 96.


Robert Roehrs (A/S ’36), at 62.

Betty Roehrs (A/S ’37, MEd ’74), at 99.


Doris Jenkins (A/S ’41), Norwell, Mass. at 95.

*Dorothy McHenry (Ed ’41), Toledo at 95.

William Lewis (Eng ’49), Kent, Wash. at 87.


**James Arite (A/S ’56), Seboyeta, N. M. at 81.

Dr. James Annarino (A/S ’59), Toledo at 77.

Robert Holey (Eng ’50), Black Mountain, N.C. at 87.

Shirley Warren (UTCTC ’54), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.

*Charles Hohly (Bus ’50), Toledo at 87.

**Sharon Miller (Ed ’54), Glen Arm, Md. at 81.

George Meyer (Eng ’51), Toledo at 86.

Howard Mercer (Eng ’53), Monclova, Ohio at 85.


John Gueldenzoph (Bus ’68), Perrysburg, Ohio at 75.

James Carr (UTCTC ’62), Freedom, Pa. at 72.

Sander Simen (Law ’69), Flint, Mich. at 71.

Michelle Fall (UTCTC ’96), at 45.

Donald Laframboise (Ed ’66), at 73.

Ronald Klein (UTCTC ’60), Maumee, Ohio at 76.

Rosalyn Siegel (Ed ’65), Toledo at 87.

Richard Farkas (A/S ’60), Las Vegas, Nev. at 77.

Melvin Bettinger (Bus ’65), Toledo at 82.

Jane Knorr (Ed ’64), Oregon, Ohio at 92.


Dr. Terrence Johnson (MED ’73), Van Wert, Ohio at 65.

William Wuensch (Pharm ’76), New London, Ohio at 69.

Rita Tansey (Ed ’73, MEd ’86), Toledo at 77.

Robert Schneider (A/S ’75), Toledo at 63.

Joseph Bettinger (Bus ’71), Toledo at 65.


Gary Collins (Ed ’80), Perrysburg, Ohio at 62.

Dr. Mary Jones (PhD ’81), Tipton, Mich. at 89.

Arlene Russell (Ed ’81), Toledo at 72.

Dr. Rosa Lewis (PhD ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 86.

Dr. Stephen King (PhD ’83), Readsboro, Vt. at 66.

Mark Reinbolt (UTCTC ’86, Eng ’89), Whitehouse, Ohio at 50.


Gregory Keener (UTCTC ’97), Swanton, Ohio at 41.

Lois Mackey (A/S ’92), Celina, Ohio at 86.

Jawonia Reynolds (Bus ’99), Toledo at 39.

Cheri Hass (Law ’95), Columbus, Ohio at 47.

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**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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