These obituaries are for people who died during 2014. They are listed in reverse chronological order. All of our obituaries have been collected by ASURA volunteers, primarily from the Arizona Republic. They have been edited for use in ASURA publications.

Mons Leslie Hansen Mons Leslie Hansen 30 Dec 2014

Mons Leslie (Les) Hansen, 92, passed away on December 30, 2014. He attended the University of Illinois. He served in WWII 1944-1946 as First Lieutenant with the 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division in the European Theater receiving the Bronze Star, The Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart. His professional career started with Darling & Co, in Chicago. He worked for C.J. Patterson Co. in Kansas City and Wichita. In 1962 he became President of Arotex Uniform Co. After moving to Phoenix in 1964, he began his real estate career in commercial real estate with J. Leslie Hansen & Son. He started M. Leslie Hansen Realty in April 1966 as President and Designated Broker. The company grew in a few short years to five offices with many agents. He was President of the Phoenix Association of REALTORS in 1974, served as First and Second Vice President and chaired several Board Committees. Les was also a Director for the Arizona Association of REALTORS and served on the Membership Committee of the National Association of REALTORS. He was named 1968 REALTOR of the Year, was the 1984 Dean B. Service Continuing Achievement Award winner and received the Forty Year Emeritus REALTOR Award. He held the Professional Designations of CRB and GRI. After closing M. Leslie Hansen Realty in 1990, Les joined Realty Executives as an Associate Broker and recently was inducted into the Realty Executives Hall of Fame for 24 years of services. He also taught Principles of Real Estate at ASU’s College of Business. Les was preceded in death by his first wife Gloria, a brother and sister. He is survived by his wife Madaline, a sister, five children and three grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating Les' life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 801 E. Camelback Road onSaturday, February 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Reception immediately following in Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church. (Source: Arizona Republic)

  Mike "Viejo" T. Arriola 28 Dec 2014

Mike "Viejo" T. Arriola, 76, passed away on December 28, 2014. Mike worked for SRP as a driver of utility, for 10 years in water treatment, Maricopa Co. and at ASU as a custodian. Mike is survived by three sons, three daughters, three siblings, 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Olivia, and two sisters. The funeral was held on January 5, 2015 at Superior Life Restoration Center in Superior, AZ.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Barry Davison Barry David Davison 26 Dec 2014

Barry David Davison, 54, passed away on December 26, 2014. Services were held on January 5, 2015. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery of Johnston City, Illinois. Barry managed and bartended the Pub in Johnston City. He was a former event coordinator at ASU. He coached football at the Johnston City High School and basketball for the Johnston City Jr. High. He graduated from SIU Carbondale with a degree in sociology in 1990. He is survived by a special friend, a sister, brother, and other relatives. To sign the guest register or for more information,
(Source: ASU Foundation)

 Austin Edward Jones  Austin Edward Jones  26 Dec 2014

Austin Edward Jones, 85, passed away 26 Dec (estimated). Austin received his BA from University of Illinois, his Masters from Purdue and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Rochester.  As a young man he wrote and directed three dance dramas which Marion, his then-to-be wife, choreographed. They were performed at Cranbrook School's Greek Theatre in Bloomfield, Michigan. He and his wife, Marion, eventually moved to Phoenix where they both had long teaching careers at ASU. Marion, who was Professor Emeritus of Dance at ASU, passed away in April, 2014. Austin is survived by two children, two sisters, four nephews, a niece and many cousins. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Please contact for details. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to: Development Office, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, or visit their website at (Source: Arizona Republic) 

Wayne Brumbaugh Wayne Monroe Brumbaugh 21 Dec 2014

Wayne Monroe Brumbaugh, 81, passed away on December 21, 2014. Wayne accomplished the position as Senior Master Sargent in the United States Air Force before retiring after 20 years of service. He then worked as a civilian for Williams Air Force base until its closure. He continued on working for the ASU East Polytechnic Campus. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, June. He is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and extended family members. Services are for family and close friends only on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Center, 1585 S. Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to the City of Hope Cancer Research.

  Mary Elizabeth Green 21 Dec 2014

Mary Elizabeth Green, 83, passed away on December 21, 2014. Mary graduated from Queens College in 1952 and taught high school on Long Island, NY. She received her M.A. from St John's University in 1961 and in 1962 received the prestigious John Hay Fellowship for high school teachers. She was awarded a University of Chicago fellowship in 1964 to work on her Ph.D. in English which she received from the University of Chicago in 1969. Mary moved to Arizona in 1967 and joined the faculty at ASU, retiring as the Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1992. Mary is survived by a niece, a nephew and other relatives. She is preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Services for Mary will be on January 30, 2015 at 1100 at St Patrick Catholic Community Church, 10815 North 84th Street, Scottsdale. Donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St., Phoenix 85014 in lieu of flowers. Internment will be at St Brendan's Church in Rockport Ontario at a later date. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Ronald Dean Myers Ronald Dean Myers 21 Dec 2014

Ronald Dean Myers, 75, passed away December 21, 2014. Ronald worked in heavy equipment maintenance with the HVAC Department at ASU from 1968 until he retired in 1999.  He is survived by his wife, Julia Faye (Huckey) Myers, a son, three grandchildren, a sister and two brothers. Ronald wished that his body be donated for medical research, and asked that any donations be provided to his surviving spouse, or his personal charities at: American Diabetes , American Heart Association  or Prostate Cancer Foundation 
(Source: Renee Stanneart, niece, and ASU Career Services employee)

 Maxine Freund  Maxine Freund  20 Dec 2014

Maxine Freund, 91, passed away on December 20, 2014. She attended UCLA where she met her husband, John Ernst Freund who taught at ASU. Dr. Freund became a prominent author of college textbooks on statistics. He passed away in 2004. Maxine is survived by two sons. A memorial will be held early in 2015, at Valley Presbyterian Church. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: Arizona Republic)

  William Snowden Bubb 18 Dec 2014

William Snowden Bubb, 62, passed away December 18, 2014. Bill had been a civilian employee of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office until his illness. Bill is survived by his wife, Marilynn, who was a staff member of the then Department of Anthropology at ASU from 1992-2007; a step-daughter, a sister, two half-sisters, a niece and other relatives. Bill donated his body to the University of Michigan Medical Center. There were no services. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to Phoenix Animal Care Coalition ( or Pet Support Services via paypal or mail to PO Box 80976, Lansing, MI 58908-0976.
(Submitted by Barbara Stark, Professor Emerita, ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, on behalf of Marilynn Bubb)

  Charles Robinson 10 Dec 2014

Dr. Charles Robinson, 82, died December 10, 2014. Charles graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1956, and was appointed an Instructor in Mathematics at HSU, a position he held until 1959, at which time he moved to Austin to continue his education at the graduate level. He received the M.A. degree in 1961 and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1964 from The University of Texas at Austin. In 1982, he was awarded a second masters degree, this time from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Charles held faculty positions in mathematics at ASU and the University of Mississippi before returning to HSU in 1968 to head the Department of Mathematics. After 30 years of service in mathematics and in a number of administrative positions, he retired from HSU in 1995. He served as President of the Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. He also was a consultant to the National Science Foundation, reviewing proposals for mathematics and science programs at the secondary and college levels. His wife, Clydene, died in 2006. A graveside service will be held on December 13, 2014 at the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX. Memorials may be made to Hardin-Simmons University, P.O. Box 16100, Abilene, TX 79698-6100 or to the donor's charity of choice. 

David Ruhala David Michael Ruhala 7 Dec 2014

David Michael Ruhala, 76, died on December 7, 2014. He is survived by his former wife, Tobey, two daughters, three sons, and two siblings. David previously worked as a Mott Camp Counselor, as a teacher at Flint Northern and Northwestern High Schools, as a professor at ASU, as a Director of Government Affairs for the Michigan Association of School Boards in Lansing, MI, at the American Petroleum Institute in Washington D.C., and as a CEO of the Conference of World Regions based in Leesburg, VA. A private Memorial Celebration of his life for his family and friends will be held later this coming Spring. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Share your condolences with the family at (Source: ASU Foundation)

John Ordini, Jr. John Ordini, Jr. 6 Dec 2014

John "Johnny" Ordini Jr., 58, passed away on December 6, 2014. John graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He moved to Phoenix in 1983 to work for ASU in the Department of Property Administration and was soon promoted to Assistant Director for Administration, Facilities Planning, and Construction. John became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985 and earned his MBA from Arizona State University in 1994. He became Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Country Day School in 1995, then Chief Financial Officer of Homebase Youth Services in 2005. John was responsible for the finance division leadership of the $500 million First Things First organization as Finance Administrator/Assistant Director from 2007 to 2010. He was a member of a number of professional and educational associations and fraternities. He was honored by the Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in Arizona. John is preceded in death by his wife Sally. He is survived by a son plus other family members. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican, 5811 North 20th Street in Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Family graveside service will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in memory of John Ordini Jr. to Christ Church Anglican at P.O. Box 10219, Phoenix, Arizona 85064-0219 (602-955-2040) (Source: Arizona Republic)

  Gloria Marie Mehrens 4 Dec 2014

Gloria Marie Mehrens , 84, passed away on December 4, 2014. She received her B.A. in Education at Central Washington College of Education in 1952. She taught for the Northshore School District and later in the Seattle Public School District until she retired in 1983. She also served the Seattle Public Schools as a Helping Teacher, Reading Consultant and Supervising Teacher, where she mentored and guided cadet teachers for Western Washington University. She was married to George F. Mehrens, Jr. in 1958 until he passed away in 2012. He was a Teacher, Helping Teacher, Consultant and Administrator and later worked for Western Washington University as a Clinical Professor in their Clinical Program. Their son, Christopher, became a Musicologist, and is currently an Administrator and Head of the Music Library at ASU. Gloria is survived by her son Dr. Christopher Mehrens and other family members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (Attn: Donations, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109-1023) ; or the EvergreenHealth Foundation [to support hospice care] (12040 NE 128th St, MS 5, Kirkland, WA, 98034-3013). (Source: ASU Foundation)

Brice Corder Brice W. Corder 3 Dec 2014

Brice W. Corder, 78, passed away December 3, 2014. Brice was a graduate of Lynchburg College. He served in the Marine Corp in the 1950’s. In 1965 he earned a Doctorate in Health Science at Temple University and taught at Penn State University. He moved to Arizona with his first wife, Maryanne Dear, where he became a Professor of Health Science at ASU. Prior to retirement, he became an Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was Founder and Director of the pre-med advisory program which increased the acceptance rate for many ASU students at medical schools across the country. Brice was an avid golfer. In 1996 he was ranked as the top senior golfer for the State of Arizona, qualifying for the Senior Men's Tournament. Brice is survived by his wife, Sandra, two children, a brother, five grandchildren, three stepchildren, five step grandchildren and nieces and nephews. (Source: Arizona Republic)

 Nancy Forrester  Nancy Gale Forrester  3 Dec 2014

Dr. Nancy Gale Forrester, 77, passed away on December 3, 2014. Nancy graduated from ASU with a Doctorate in Psychology. She devoted her professional life to helping those in need with compassion and grace. She provided counseling at Interfaith Counseling in Phoenix as a mentor to all. She taught at Phoenix College. Nancy and her colleagues maintained a scholarship at ASU School of Engineering for several years, for promising female engineering students. Nancy is survived by her husband, Donald Erickson, a sister, five nephews, one niece, and one step-daughter. Donations at Nancy's favorite charity, Southern Poverty Law Center are encouraged. (Source: Arizona Republic)

   David Whitcomb Rewick 1 Dec 2014


David Whitcomb Rewick, 95, passed away December 1, 2014. David graduated from Yale University. A veteran of WW II, David joined Ernst and Young accounting firm in 1949 becoming Vice Chairman of the firm prior to his retirement in 1979. David was a director of Black Mountain Gas, President of the Community Foothills Foundation, and served on the boards of several organizations including the University of Arizona Heart Center in Tucson, The Institute of Management Accountants and the Chicago Schools' Finance Authority. David was also a member of Council of Emeritus Advisers of the College of Business at ASU and member of national honorary accounting, scientific and engineering societies. David is preceded in death by his wife Virginia and a daughter. He is survived by a sister, a son, daughter, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers it was David's wish that each of us be nice to someone. (Source: Arizona Republic)


  William Frederick Fechter 26 Nov 2014

William (Bill) Frederick Fechter, 73, passed away on November 26, 2014. Bill received his PhD in Industrial Technology from ASU. He subsequently was a Professor at ASU and established his own consulting practice. Bill was the husband of Carol (Wade) Fechter. He is survived by his two children, two stepchildren, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. A Memorial Service will be held on January 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at UNITY Church of Mesa, 2700 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Doris Welch Doris W. Welch 26 Nov 2014

Doris W. “Scottie" Welch, 93, passed away on November 26, 2014. Her husband, H. W. “Bill” Welch, had a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, then went to Harvard where he worked as a pioneer in radio research. He taught electrical engineering at the University of Michigan before moving to Phoenix in 1957. He was first a Vice President of Motorola and later a professor of electrical engineering at ASU. Preceding her in death were her husband Bill, a brother, sister, granddaughter and grandson. She is survived by a son, daughter, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held in the Memorial Gardens at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Dr. in Paradise Valley at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: Arizona Republic)

William Wootten William W. Wootten 22 Nov 2014

William W. Wootten, 89, died November 22, 2014. He enlisted in the US Navy after high school and served both in World War II and the Korean conflict. Educated at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota, Bill taught history at ASU for over 35 years before his retirement in 1994. Bill was an ASURA office staff volunteer from 2011-2013. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, a son, daughter, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be held at University Lutheran Church, 340 E. 15th St., Tempe at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University Lutheran Church. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Rev. Thomas Walsh Rev. Thomas A. Walsh 21 Nov 2014

Rev. Thomas A. Walsh, 98, died on November 21, 2014. Fr. Tom is survived by his sister and a niece. Fr. Tom was ordained into the priesthood in San Francisco in 1942. In 1960 he came to Arizona where he has worked as a counselor, a parish priest and at the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at ASU. He served the communities of St. Bernadette and Blessed Sacrament in Scottsdale after he retired. Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014with Chaplet at 3:00 p.m., a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. and Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament, 11300 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, Arizona. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. After burial, there will be a reception at Blessed Sacrament Parish. In lieu of flowers, contact Blessed Sacrament regarding donations. (Source: Arizona Republic)

  George Karl Wittenberg 8 Nov 2014

George Karl Wittenberg, 66, passed away on November 8, 2014. He is survived by a sister, two nephews and two grand-nieces. George graduated from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, in 1970 and received his Doctorate of Philosophy from ASU. While at ASU he lectured for the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Dept. of Special Education, and the Johns Hopkins University Center at ASU. George was awarded a Summer Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, elected to Phi Lambda Upsilon Commendation for Quality Teaching, recipient of the Faculty Appreciation Award and named Outstanding Professor in Chemistry. George was also on staff in the Maricopa Community College district in instructing at Mesa Community College and Phoenix College. In 1988 he became Residential Faculty at Glendale Community College and eventually Chemistry Department Associate Chair until his retirement in 2006. He served as a member of the University Heights Neighborhood Assoc., the Tempe "Visions" Citizens Involvement Committee, and the Tempe Apache Blvd. Redevelopment Committee. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Edward Sylvester Edward Sylvester 7 Nov 2014

Edward J. Sylvester, 72, passed away November 7, 2014. He was an award-winning journalist who taught at ASU for more than 30 years. He joined ASU in 1980 in what was then the Department of Mass Communication and later became the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He played an integral role in the school’s development, leading the charge in science journalism education and teaching a wide variety of news reporting and editing courses. “He was instrumental in Cronkite’s rise as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs,” said Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan. With former Cronkite School Director Douglas A. Anderson, Sylvester helped craft a successful proposal for one of the first Knight Chairs in Journalism, an endowed professorship currently held by Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Doig who teaches data journalism. “He was among the first journalism educators to teach such a course, starting even before the World Wide Web was invented,” said Doig. Sylvester’s achievements included leading the school’s partnership with the Mayo Clinic, mentoring medical school students pursuing master’s degrees at Cronkite. Sylvester remained active after retiring in 2013, teaching courses online and in the classroom. Conrad J. Storad, a 1983 ASU master’s graduate, said Sylvester was incredibly important in launching his career as an author and executive editor of the nationally acclaimed ASU Research Magazine. “He was a master of the classroom,” said Storad, who was Sylvester’s teaching assistant. “He really was a master teacher and loved being in the classroom with the kids.” (In 2012 Sylvester interviewed Storad for the ASURA Video History Project. The Video History Project was in the process of arranging a time for Storad to interview Sylvester; sadly, that did not happen.) Prior to joining ASU, Sylvester was a reporter and editor for more than a decade at newspapers, including the LA Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Arizona Daily Star. He secured numerous journalism honors, including a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing in 1977 for an Arizona Daily Star story on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Sylvester was the author of five books on medical research and biosecurity as well as numerous academic journal articles. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction in 1983 for “The Gene Age” and in 1986 for “Target: Cancer.” He served in the U.S. Army as an information specialist for the 24th Infantry Division in Augsburg, Germany from 1965-1967. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965 from Princeton University and a master’s degree in 1974 from the City College of New York where he was a member of Joseph Heller’s famed fiction workshop. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, a son, a daughter and three grandchildren. A celebration will be held at the University Club on the ASU Tempe campus Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Edward J. Sylvester to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in support of science journalism scholarship. 
(Source: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication)

Warren Hoffer Warren Wayne Hoffer 6 Nov 2014

Warren Wayne Hoffer, 78, passed away November 6, 2014. A US Army veteran, he was a Soloist with The Army Chorus, "Pershing's Own," in Washington, DC, from 1960-63. He performed at the White House for President Kennedy, for visiting Prime Ministers and dignitaries at the State Department and for many top-ranking officers of the military.
Following his military experience, he returned to Wisconsin, where he completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at State University of New York at Buffalo for nine years. He was a frequent featured soloist with Buffalo Philharmonic and with the Toronto (Canada) Symphony Orchestra. He premiered many new vocal works as a member of the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, which performed at Carnegie Hall, NYC. He joined the music faculty at ASU in 1972, rising to Full Professor during his tenure. He continued performing with orchestras and at music festivals across the US, focusing on oratorio and song recitals. After a sabbatical in England in 1981, he presented six recitals of British vocal music, and developed a website for English song. He retired from ASU in 2003 after 31 years of teaching. He is survived by his wife Mary Pendleton, two children, his former wife, Sheila Hoffer, two siblings, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (off of Rose Lane, on the west side of Scottsdale Rd., south of Lincoln). A further, informal celebration of Warren's life will be held, January 10, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the ASU's Music Therapy program. (Make check out to "ASU Foundation" and write "Warren Hoffer" in the memo line. Send to ASU School of Music, Attn: Lori Pollock, P.O. Box 870405, Tempe, AZ, 85287-0405.) (Source: Arizona Republic)

Joseph Burgess, Jr. Joseph James Burgess, Jr. 1 Nov 2014

Joseph James Burgess Jr., 90, died on November 1, 2014. Fluent in Chinese, German, French, and English, he was an intelligence officer for the Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in French and English literature in 1947, his MA from Yale in Chinese and Oriental History in 1948 and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1954. Burgess trained under the tutelage of modern art greats from the 40's and 50's at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Pratt Institute. He received a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. He was director of the DeWaters Art Center in Flint, Michigan, and was the Chair of the Art Department at the Mott Community College, where he was the recipient of the Ballenger Chair. He also taught at ASU and was Head of the Fine Arts Department at St. Lawrence University. He and his wife Anna opened Origins, a gallery for contemporary and ethnographic art in Carmel Valley, California, prior to moving to Santa Fe in 1974. Joseph James Burgess, Jr. is survived by his wife, artist Anna Kang Burgess and two sons. A private family observance will be held.

Francis J. Carey, Jr. Francis J. Carey, Jr. 1 Nov 2014

Francis J. Carey Jr., 88, died November 1, 2014. He was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, investment banker and philanthropist. He joined the Navy at the age of 16 and served as a communications officer on the cargo ship USS Nicolet in the Pacific Theater. He was discharged in 1946. His maternal grandfather, John S. Armstrong, was instrumental in supporting the founding of Tempe Normal School in the Arizona legislature. (Armstrong Hall on the ASU Tempe campus is named for John S. Armstrong.) Frank graduated from the Gilman school in 1943. He went on to Princeton University and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania. After his Navy service, he returned to Penn and earned a law degree. He served as law secretary to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice John C. Bell Jr., then joined the Philadelphia law firm of Townsend, Elliott & Munson, which later became Reed Smith LLP. When his brother, William, founded the real-estate investment firm W.P. Carey Inc. in 1973, Frank joined as a director. After retiring from his law practice, he became president of W.P. Carey. He served as chairman and CEO of the W.P. Carey Foundation, which was instrumental in the founding of W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. Frank was predeceased by his wife Emily. He is survived by two sons, three daughters and 10 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 610 Church Road, Fort Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the W.P. Carey Foundation, attn. Juliana Harris, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10020

Jean Holcomb Smith Jean Holcomb Smith 23 Oct 2014

Jean Holcomb Smith, 89, died October 23, 2014. Jean attended Arizona State College (ASC), and while she was a student there, she met Dean Smith. Their love relationship was cut short and delayed when in 1943 Dean enlisted in the Army Air Force. While he was away at war, Jean met and married William Britton, moved to Nebraska and had four sons. After the war, Dean returned to ASC, got married, had four children of his own, and settled in Tempe and Scottsdale. Jean was a homemaker and worked as a switchboard operator at Apache Powder Company in Benson. In the 1960s, after both Jean and Dean were divorced, they found each other again, rekindled their college romance and were married in 1968. They were married 44 years until Dean's death in 2012. Dean was Director of Publications at ASU retiring in 1984. He served in several capacities in ASURA:  Board Member, Vice President, University Liaison, Legislative Liaison, and chair of the Video History Project. He also authored the ASURA Decade of Success 1991-2000. Jean is survived by her four sons, Dean's four children, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by two sisters. A memorial service will be held at the Friendship Village Care Center Garden, 2525 E Southern Avenue in Tempe, on Saturday, November 22, at 2 pm.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Margaret Jean Canright 15 Oct 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Jean Canright, 91, passed away on October 15, 2014. She and her husband moved to Arizona in 1964. Her husband, Dr James E. Canright, retired in 1985 as Emeritus Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He passed away in 2008. Peggy was a member of the ASU Faculty Wives and a devoted volunteer at the Phoenix zoo. She is survived by four children, one grandson and three great grandchildren. Donations in Peggy's memory can be made to the Phoenix Zoo or the Arizona Humane Society.

Ralph E. St. John, Jr. Ralph E. St. John, Jr. 7 Oct 2014

Ralph E. St. John Jr., 79, passed away on October 7, 2014. He is predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister. After serving two years in the army and earning his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan, he worked for IBM for over 20 years. In 1981 he earned his PhD at ASU where he worked as a computer science professor until 1985. He taught computer programming at Montgomery College, Germantown MD campus until his retirement in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, three sons,  two daughters, three stepsons, 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. (Source: ASU Foundation)

  Robert Lee Cassa 1 Oct 2014

Robert “Bob” Lee Cassa, 58, passed away on October 1, 2014. Bob attended NAU, then later transferred to ASU where he earned his bachelor's degree. In December 1985 he earned his Master's in Public Health from the University of Hawaii. As a young man, he started his employment with the San Carlos Apache Tribe in a position with the Health Authority, starting the health careers program. He worked and lived for a few years at Owyhee, Nev. on the Duck Water Indian Reservation. He later returned to San Carlos to serve as the Health Educator with San Carlos Indian Hospital for over 20 years. As Health Educator, he promoted health and wellness on the San Carlos Indian Reservation which impacted people of all ages. He was a federal employee with the Indian Health Service for about 26 years. Bob was active in the community which included serving on the ASU Alumni Association. In January 2008, he was selected as the Director of Clarence Wesley Health Center and transferred from San Carlos Indian Hospital to Bylas, Ariz. where he served as the Director until his passing. Bob is survived by his mother, four brothers, three sisters, nephews, nieces, 58 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and two sisters. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Gerald Farr Gerald D. Farr 1 Oct 2014

Gerald D. “Jerry" Farr, 75, passed away recently. Golf was the center of activity in the Farr household. He and his two daughters, Heather and Missy, spent countless hours at Papago Golf Course. Heather went on to be the top Arizona woman golfer, the #1 recruit for college golf and onto the LPGA tour. Missy followed right behind with all her sisters' accomplishments, but chose coaching instead of the tour. Missy Farr-Kaye is the Associate Head Women's Golf Coach at ASU. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughter Missy, three grandsons plus nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Heather and his sister. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. A Reception will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sun Devil Women's Golf Program through the Sun Devil Club. Please send donations to: Sun Devil Club re: Lauren Bird, P.O. Box 872205 Tempe, AZ 85287 IN MEMORY OF JERRY FARR Donations collected will go toward a bench in Memory of Jerry at his beloved Papago GC in Phoenix where he introduced Heather and Missy to golf.

   Doris Maxwell  28 Sep 2014

Doris Maxwell, 85, passed away on September 28, 2014. Doris graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in music and was a retired music teacher. After moving to Arizona in the early 80's, Doris worked at the ASU Library. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forster, in 2006. A Wise Choice Desert View Chapel encourages family and friends to share memories and condolences on their website (Source: Arizona Republic)

Marjorie Lightfoot Marjorie Lightfoot 27 Sep 2014

Dr. Marjorie Lightfoot passed away on September 27, 2014. She is survived by a brother and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. She attained her bachelor's degree from Brown University with a full scholarship. A phi beta kappa, she took her master's and doctorate at Northwestern University, followed by four years of teaching. The following four years she taught at the University of Arizona and then forty years at ASU, retiring in 2004. She was known for her devotion to literature and learning and her specialty was modern fiction and poetry in the twentieth century. She wrote dramatic scripts of great documents of English and American literature, directing and often acting herself with other members of the department at both ASU and nationally in works of Chaucer, the Brontes, Maria Edgeworth, Virginia Woolf and Henry James. Through her travels to Africa University she learned that two thirds of the women in the world are illiterate but they comprise half of the student population. The Marjorie Jean Lightfoot Endowed Scholarship Fund will educate women from Kenya and Tanzania for generations to come. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E Elliot Rd, Tempe AZ 85284. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Africa University c/o The Marjorie Jean Lightfoot Endowed Scholarship Fund PO Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Ann Marker Ann Marker 23 Sep 2014

Ann Marker, 79, passed away September 23, 2014. She served her country in the United States Navy for 4 years. Ann worked for ASU and was a member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Board. She was preceded in death by her step-daughter. She is survived by her husband Eugene Marker, six children, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a sister. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary Chapel, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Arizona Republic)

Johann Laetz Dr. Johann Gottlieb Laetz 23 Sep 2014

Dr. Johann "Hans" Gottlieb Laetz, a retired ASU German professor, died September 23, 2014. Hans was born in Ortenburg, Germany, fought in WWII then went to work for the U.S. Army in 1945. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at Berkeley and Stanford. He moved to Scottsdale in 1964. When Hans retired from ASU he taught German to engineers at Intel for several years. Private services are pending. Hans is survived by three children and four grandchildren. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Richard J. Murra Richard J. Murra 22 Sep 2014

Richard J. Murra, 92, passed away on September 22, 2014. Richard is survived by his wife Jan, two daughters, four stepchildren, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Richard earned a B.S. degree and Master's degree that served him well through his career in the Air Force and at ASU. He joined ASU in 1972 as Professor of Aerospace Studies (AF ROTC). In 1974 he retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel after 33 years of service. In 1974 he joined the ASU Personnel Department as Manager of Compensation and Benefits and then Director of Personnel, a position he held until he retired in 1984. In 1991 he became a member of ASURA and served in various capacities until 2010. His service included Retirement Systems Liaison, chair of the Health Insurance Committee and member of the ASURA Board. He enjoyed his continuing association with ASU retirees. A family service will be held Friday at Meldrum Mortuary at 10 a.m. with a Military Honors ceremony at gravesite. Family requests donations be made to Wounded Veterans in lieu of flowers. (Source: Arizona Republic and ASURA Website)

Elizabeth Prather Elizabeth Moodie Prather 17 Sep 2014

Elizabeth Moodie Prather, 84, passed away on September 17, 2014. Elizabeth, or Liz as she preferred to be called, received her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska and was a speech clinician from 1952-1955 in the Hastings, NE public schools. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Iowa. She and her husband both received their Ph.D. degrees as newlyweds in 1960. Liz was a research associate at the University of Iowa 1958-61, then Professor of Speech and Hearing Science, specializing in child language development, at the University of Washington from 1964-1976 and later at ASU from 1978-1991. In 1991 she retired as Emeritus Professor from ASU and was active in the ASU Emeritus College from that date. She received the Honors of both the Washington and Arizona Speech and Hearing Associations and was elected Fellow of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association. She was the author of many scientific articles, a popular guest lecturer at other universities and professional organizations, and is well-known for her co-authorship of the Sequenced Inventory of Language Development (SICD), a nationally recognized test for preschool children from birth through age four. She later helped translate the test into Yupik for Eskimos in Alaska, where she was a consultant for several years. For over 63 years, she was a member of PEO, a national philanthropic organization devoted to supporting higher education for women. In addition to her husband, Bill, Liz is survived by two children and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at Beatitudes Campus Life Center, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor are suggested to the Beatitudes Campus Foundation, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Please for online condolences. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Geraldine Casteel Geraldine Casteel 14 Sep 2014

Geraldine Casteel, 84, passed away on September 14, 2014. She worked at ASU College of Nursing and retired in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. She is survived by her husband, Harold, a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter, two sisters, two brothers and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Septembeer 20, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, IN. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Lt. Col. John Paolino Lt. Col. John Julian Paolino 10 Sep 2014

Lt. Col. John Julian Paolino, Ret., 75, passed away September 10, 2014. Upon receiving his MA from Colorado State College, Greeley, he entered the United States Air Force. In 1964 and 1965, he flew more than 650 combat support sorties in Vietnam and logged more than 4,000 flying-hours during his military career. Since retiring from the Air Force in 1981, he worked at Arizona Public Service, LSI Logic and was a management consultant with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He served as an adjunct faculty member at ASU, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Community Colleges of Arizona. J.J. is survived by three children and five grandchildren as well as numerous other relatives. In the early 1970s, he was the Director of Cadet Counseling where currently his grandson is in his 4th year as a Cadet Wing Commander. In the last four years, J.J. has sponsored a number of cadets at his home acting as mentor, advisor and friend. A funeral mass was held September 18, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 N. Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Military burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue, Denver, CO 80236 at 1:00 p.m. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Stephen Wood Stephen Allen Wood 8 Sep 2014

Stephen Allen Wood, 71, passed away September 8, 2014. Steve graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 1971 with a degree in history. He completed post-graduate work at ASU. Following 7 years in life insurance sales, he founded an employee benefits administration company in 1978 in Phoenix that eventually became one of the most respected and nationally recognized firms of its kind. He served for over 20 years on the board of directors of the Sun Angel Foundation including a term as its Chairman. Steve is survived by his wife, Paulina Wood, a son, his mother, a sister, his three children and their mother Lorraine Wood, six grandchildren, a niece and nephew. The family will hold a small, private service for friends and family in Mount Kisco, New York on Saturday September 13. A memorial celebrating his life will be planned in Phoenix in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF), Team Alicia, a cause very close to the family. The CBTF website may be accessed through this link:
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Donald Harvey Morris Donald Harvey Morris 30 Aug 2014

Donald Harvey Morris, 85, passed away August 30, 2014. Don served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as a Corporal in the Signal Core in Alaska, where he humbly "once broke a code." He graduated the University of Arizona with a Doctorate in Anthropology and began a long, respected career with ASU retiring in 1997 as a Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology. He spent extended time in the field working with his students and peers. The Donald H. Morris Award is presented by ASU to acknowledge a superlative graduate student in evolutionary anthropology and bioarchaeology. Don is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and a son. (Source: Arizona Republic)

 Philip Silberman Philip Larry Silberman 29 Aug 2014

Philip Larry Silberman, 72, passed away on August 29, 2014. Phil graduated from Iowa State University with a Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry. In 1972 he moved to Scottsdale and began teaching at Scottsdale Community College. He taught chemistry for 35 years including as an adjunct Professor at ASU and NAU. During his tenure at SCC he served as a Professor and Chair of the Math/Science department. He was also recognized for many teaching awards. Phil is survived by his wife, Karen, four children, 13 grandchildren, his ex wife, Ronna, as well as nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother. A memorial at ACC Banquet Facility (8849 E. Cholla St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260) is planned forFriday September 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Following the memorial there will be a party celebrating Phil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Desert Labrador Rescue (please email them at to arrange your donation).
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Martin Fouquette Jr. Martin John Fouquette, Jr. 28 Aug 2014

Martin John "Jack" Fouquette Jr., 84, passed away on August 28, 2014. He completed his BA and MA at the University of Texas, then entered the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He served as a navigator in the Air Rescue Service in Panama. On days off, he collected and tape-recorded treefrog calls. He returned to the University of Texas for a PhD, using Panama data collection for dissertation research and earned the degree in 1958. He was a faculty member at the University of Florida from 1958-60, the University of Southwestern Louisiana 1960-65, and finally ASU until his retirement in 2005. He was a Professor Emeritus at ASU at the time of his death. Jack was just beginning a three year term as a member of the ASURA Board of Directors. During his time at ASU, he had a treefrog named the Canjun Chorus Frog in his honor. He is survived by his wife, Elena, three children and two grandchildren. A Celebration of "Jack's" life was held on September 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ. (Source: Tempe Mortuary)

  Patricia Kennedy Comfort 22 Aug 2014

Patricia Kennedy Comfort, 68, passed away on August 22, 2014. Pat obtained a PhD in childhood education from the University of Minnesota. After some research-oriented positions in Minnesota, California, and at ASU, Pat established her own practice as a clinical psychologist, working primarily with learning-disabled children at the New Way Learning Academy in Scottsdale. She also had a broad range of national and international clients. Pat is survived by her husband Joseph, two children, six grand-children and three siblings. A funeral and memorial service will be held in the Fall, with inurnment at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Way, the Banner Alzheimer Institute in Phoenix, and to the Tempe Day Care Center of the Foundation for Senior Living.

Gerald Lloyd One Feather Gerald Lloyd One Feather Sr. 21 Aug 2014

Gerald Lloyd One Feather Sr. "Sunka Wakan Waste - Good Horse" and "Wiyaka Wanji - One Feather", 76, passed away on August 21, 2014. He received a Bachelors of Art degree in Government from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, SD,  graduate credits in Government from the University of Oklahoma, and graduate credits in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota. Gerald was awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees: one from Oglala Lakota College, another from Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and a third from the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO. Gerald was a staunch advocate and practitioner of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. He was elected Oglala Lakota Tribal President in 1970, the youngest president in the tribe's history at the age of 32 and served on the Executive Committee of the Tribe. He founded Oglala Lakota College (OLC) in Kyle, South Dakota, which became a model for 37 other tribal colleges on Indian reservations around the country. He was a member of the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees for over 30 years. He was an instructor of Lakota language, history, culture, leadership and management at OLC for the degrees of Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and the Masters of Art degree in Lakota Leadership and Management. In 2009, Gerald's college classmate, Tom Brokaw, made a contribution to establish the Gerald One Feather Endowed Chair in Lakota Leadership. Due to Gerald's leadership and experience, he was named the first President of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in 1972. He also helped establish and became the Director of the Center of Indian Studies at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, where he initiated an Indian education minor program as part of the academic curricula. Gerald was also a faculty member of the Vista Training Center at ASU. He led efforts for local control of reservation schools and served as Chairman of the Loneman School Board in Oglala, SD. Gerald assisted in the Public Law 638 contracting from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to create the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Branch of Law Enforcement and while as its Executive Director founded the Oglala Lakota Tribal Police Academy at Oglala Lakota College to train tribal police officers. He also served as Chief of Public Safety. Gerald joined the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) staff in 1988. He led the initiation of the creation of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Annual Summits, which focused on treaty rights and sovereignty issues. Gerald was also active in working with Indigenous Peoples from around the world in creating the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In addition, he was a leader in the International Treaty Council of the United Nations and Staff Keeper of the Ikce Wicasa Ta Omniciye. He has served on several national and American Indian organizations. He was a founding member and first President of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). He received numerous honors and awards. Survivors include his wife, Ingrid, 12 children, 18 grandchildren, eight sisters and nine brothers. Preceding him in death were five siblings. A two night wake service was held on August 25 and 26 at the Prairie Winds Lakota Dome in Oglala, SD. On August 27, a funeral service and burial took place at the family residence in the Oglala Junior Community. Contributions may be made to Gerald's Faculty Endowment Fund at OLC: Piya Wiconi Gerald One Feather Faculty Endowment Fund PO Box 490 Kyle, South Dakota 57752. (Source: ASU Foundation)

  Laura Smith 15 Aug 2014

Laura Smith, 97, passed away on August 15, 2014. Laura was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas S. Moylan, and by her second husband, John F. Smith, by their son and two of Laura’s siblings. Laura worked as a secretary until she retired and then continued working part-time at ASU until 2005. She is survived by four daughters, eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family plans a celebration for December 2014 and requests donations be made in honor of Laura to All Saints Newman Center, 230 East University, Tempe, AZ 85281.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Nancy A. Kelley 10 Aug 2014

Nancy A. Kelley, 81, died on August 10, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister and infant brothers. Nancy is survived by her sister and many cousins and friends. Nancy received her B.S. in Nursing from Nazareth College and her M.S. in Nursing Education from the University of Rochester. She began her nursing career at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and later became a Public Health Nurse (which included school nursing) for Monroe County. While working for Public Health, she joined the Naval Reserve where she served for three years. As a Naval Reserve Officer, she worked in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Alban's Naval Hospital and aboard the U.S.S Geiger during summer tours of duty. Nancy's career involved teaching at South Dakota StateUniversityASU, Finger Lakes Community College, St. Anselm's College, and the University of Buffalo. Nancy served on the South Dakota State Nursing Board. She completed her nursing services as the Director of Patient Services for the Seneca County Department of Health. and on the Board of Directors for the Red Cross of Seneca County. Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St. Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Auburn, NY. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Eleanor Akins Eleanor Marian Akins 4 Aug 2014

Eleanor "Ellie" Marian Akins, 81, passed away on August 4, 2014. Ellie worked in the Foreign Language Department at ASU for 22 years. She is survived by five children, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other family members. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Dr. Tempe, AZ on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11am. Contributions can be made in her honor to: Tempe FUMC and UMOM.

August Fesser August Keith Fesser 3 Aug 2014

August Keith Fesser, 82, passed away on August 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, his wife Romelle F. Fesser and his sister. He is survived by a grandson and three great-grandchildren. He was an Air Force veteran and worked for the US Postal Service in Tempe for 30 years. He was an avid ASU fan and spent his retirement years working at the ASU Sun Devil ticket office, and the yearly Fiesta Bowl. His burial will be private at the City of Mesa Cemetery. In Lieu of a memorial, the family asks that memorial funds be sent in his name to: Friendship Village Employee Appreciation Fund 2645 E. Southern Ave Tempe, AZ. 85282.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Mary Kmetich Headington 1 Aug 2014

Mary Kmetich Headington, 98, passed away on August 1, 2014. Mary trained as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army during World War II and at the Veterans' Hospital in Prescott after the war. She married Robert Headington, an economist and ASU professor who passed away in 1991. Mary was predeceased by her husband, three sisters and a brother. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and Robert's children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Sat. September 13, 2014 at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to DAV Charitable Service Trust.

  Charles L. Mason 1 Aug 2014

Charles L. Mason, 86, passed away on August 1, 2014. Charles was an architect who designed dozens of commercial buildings and churches around the Valley including projects he completed as a resident architect for ASU. Charles is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren and two sisters. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley. Services were previously held.
(Source: Arizona Republic) 

  Paul Clement Kemp 26 July 2014

Paul Clement Kemp, 83, died July 26, 2014. Paul received a BA from the University of Iowa in 1954 and MA in 1956. He served two years in the Army while stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Carson, Colorado. Paul coached football, basketball and baseball at North Dakota State Teachers College and Ball State University early in his coaching career and then coached football atASU, Iowa State UniversityUniversity of Pittsburgh, Boston University, and returned to coach at the University of Iowa 1977-79. He was also a pro football scout for the Atlanta Falcons for one year. He moved to Fort Myers, Florida for four years, returned to Iowa City, his alma mater, for the next 31 years until moving to Lexington, Kentucky for his final seven months of life. Survivors include three daughters, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five siblings. Services and burial will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Iowa Foundation Scholarship Fund, PO Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550 in the name of Paul Kemp.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Roy J. Benner Roy J. Benner 18 Jul 2014

Roy J. Benner, 89, passed away July 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Lois Jeanne, two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren and a sister. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Roy retired from ASU as supervisor of Custodial Service. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 22, 2014 at Queen of all Saints Catholic Church, 606 So. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery Michigan City, Indiana. Contributions may be made to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360 or to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278-6005. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Helen M. Webb Helen M. Webb 16 Jul 2014

Helen M. Webb, 97, passed away on July 16, 2014. Helen married Jack J. Webb of the E. J. Webb Ranching family of Globe and Roosevelt Arizona. They lived in Globe on the A Cross Ranch and on Reynolds Creek north of Globe until 1945 when they moved to Tempe Arizona. They spent the rest of their married life in the dairy business on Warner Road, south of Tempe, until Jack passed away in 1967. Helen is survived by two children, several grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Helen was preceded in death by her husband and three children. She was retired from ASU's Registrar's Office. Helen will be cremated and returned to Globe Arizona where she was born. There will be no public services; the family will hold private services. Remembrances can be sent to the First Congregational Church of Tempe, AZ (Source: Arizona Republic)

Beatrice Dickinson Beatrice Dorman Dickinson 8 Jul 2014

Beatrice Dorman Dickinson, 76, passed away on July 8, 2014. She graduated from Boise State University as a registered nurse. She practiced nursing for many years before becoming a nurse practitioner from the University of Massachusetts. Upon retirement, Bea taught nursing at ASU.  She is survived by her husband Owen Dorman, three daughters, two sons, ten grandchildren, two brothers and other relatives. All services will be out of state and private.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Mary Clare Sweeney Mary Clare Sweeney 8 Jul 2014

Sister Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita), 84, died July 8, 2014. Burial is in the Mount Olivet cemetery, Key West, IA. Sister Mary Clare served on the faculty of ASU and ASU East (1970-80, 1982-2002) as English instructor, director of the writing center, graduate student teacher in the College of Technology, and computer consultant for faculty. She was a volunteer and professor emerita (2002-06). She professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She is survived by three brothers, a sister, nieces, nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years. 

  Carleton F. Rosenburgh 7 Jul 2014

Carleton F. Rosenburgh, 75, died on July 7, 2014. After graduating from Yale University in 1961, and serving briefly in the Army, he entered a lifelong career in the newspaper business. He started at The New York Daily News in 1962. In 1978, he became Vice President of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. In 1986, he was hired by Gannett and became Senior Vice President of the Newspaper Division, responsible for all departments except editorial. When he retired to Scottsdale, AZ, he became a board member of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. Mr. Rosenburgh is survived by his wife, Louise (Marshall). a son, two daughters and six grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean, VA. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8991 Brook Rd., McLean, VA 22102 or to Deerfield Academy, PO Box 87, Deerfield, MA 01342.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Sallie Lee Terman Sallie Lee Terman 2 Jul 2014

Sallie Lee Terman, 83, died July 2, 2014. She is survived by two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers and two cousins. Sallie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, and a son. She earned degrees in Psychology and Criminology, Public Relations and Media Studies, Criminal Justice, and a teaching scholarship in Urban education. After receiving her Master's degree in Criminal Justice, she taught classes in Criminology, Law in America, and Deviance at NAU. She also taught Public Relations classes at ASU. She was a professor at Scottsdale Community College up until the time of her death, teaching classes in Criminology, including Sex Crimes and Serial and Mass Murder. The curriculum for the Serial and Mass Murder class was developed by Sallie and her late husband, Earl. She was a frequent lecturer on the subject of Jewish gangsters. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Sinai Mortuary, 4538 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, followed by her burial at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ. The family has requested that those wishing to send flowers consider making a donation to Temple Beth Ami, 
c/o Rabbi Arthur Abrams, 3104 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016. 
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Mark Ellis Sunkett Mark Ellis Sunkett 26 Jun 2014

Dr. Mark Ellis Sunkett, 65, passed away June 26, 2014. Mark was a professor at ASU in the School of Music since 1976. He was a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University both in Philadelphia, and held a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh. He performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was a member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, and was principal tympanist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. As an ethnomusicologist, his research regularly took him to Senegal, West Africa, resulting in the formation of an African Dance Troupe, and the publication of books, articles, disks, and videotapes. Dr. Sunkett is survived by his wife Phyllis Batchler-Sunkett, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Services will be held in Philadelphia at Ivy Hill Cemetery 1201 Easton Road, on Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 am in the Small Chapel. A memorial service will be held at ASU at a future date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Hospice of the Valley , 6063 E. Arbor Ave. Bldg 3, Mesa, AZ 85206. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park & Funeral Care. Please visit to leave a tribute to Mark

Edward Skibo Edward Bernard Skibo 24 Jun 2014

Edward Bernard Skibo, 63, passed away on June 24, 2014. He attended Drexel University, University of California in Berkeley, and University of California in San Francisco, where he received a PhD degree in Pharmacological Chemistry. In 1983, he achieved tenure at ASU, and was awarded with a Career Development Grant from NIH. He devoted much of his professional life researching for the development of cancer drugs and taught in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at ASU for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, YuJung, and two sons. A Catholic vigil will be from 5pm to 8pm, Monday, June 30th, at Queen of Heaven Mortuary, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. The funeral mass will be held from 10am to 11am, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on 141 N. MacDonald St. Mesa, AZ 85201. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward's name to Queen of Peace Elementary Scholarship Fund. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at (Source: Arizona Republic)

  Donald Arthur Lindgren 19 Jun 2014

Donald Arthur Lindgren, 82, passed away on June 19, 2014. After graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Army serving in Okinawa. He earned Bachelor of Science, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1962 he relocated to Arizona and became Assistant Professor in the School of Business at ASU, Tempe; later Professor of Marketing at San Diego State University until retirement. Survivors include two daughters and three sisters. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28th, at 11:00 a.m. at Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA. In lieu of flowers,the family suggests contributions to Challenge Center, 5540 Lake Park Way, La Mesa, CA 91942.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

  Flora Kear 15 Jun 2014

Flora Irene Kear, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Mrs. Kear was a retired custodian at ASU. Mrs. Kear was preceded in death by her husband Wayman Kear, a daughter and great-grandson. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18th followed by a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery 7900 E. Main St. Mesa AZ 85207.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Cynthia Tice Cynthia S. Tice 8 Jun 2014

Cynthia S. "Cyndy" Tice, 77, passed away on June 8, 2014. After graduating from the College of Wooster in 1958, she attended Northwestern University School of Nursing, earning her RN. She served in the Peace Corps in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) from 1963-65. After earning her MSN at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, she taught nursing at ASU. She then served overseas from 1973-1979 working for CARE in Afghanistan. She taught nursing and served as director of nursing at Jamiat Hospital in Kabul. In following years she worked at various times for the World Health Organization, the International Medical Corps, and Project Hope, in addition to CARE. Her work took her to several countries. The last twelve years of her overseas life was on the island of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, where she taught nursing at Northern Marianas College. Among her honors over the years was the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Wooster. She is survived by a sister, nieces and nephews. Her parents and a brother predeceased her. A memorial service will be held at Morningstar United Methodist Church, 2941 Morning Star Drive, Las Cruces, on June 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Rather than flowers, please contribute to the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, 9700 Girl Scout Way, El Paso, TX 79924, or the Friends of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM, 88011.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Elizabeth Bruening Lewis
Elizabeth Bruening Lewis 7 Jun 2014

Elizabeth Bruening Lewis, 73, passed away on June 7, 2014. Her academic career included B.A. in Philosophy, Vassar College, 1963; M.A. in Philosophy from ASU, 1969; and a Ph.D. in Medieval History with a specialty in Symbolism in Christian Art from Georgetown University in 1975. She taught Logic at Phoenix College, Humanities at ASU, and served as member of Adjunct Faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Elizabeth was an avid writer of non-fiction and fiction. In Phoenix, she was the first Women's Editor at the Evening American newspaper where she worked from 1963-65. She wrote articles and reviews for many publications including History and Arts International. She published three fiction and three non-fiction books. Four of these have won first place national awards. She was an active volunteer in the Phoenix community including many years as a Senior Docent with the Phoenix Art Museum and a 50 year member of Arizona Press Women; National Federation of Press Women. She served on many boards including the Arizona Board of the Nature Conservancy, the Board of the Arizona Center for the Book, and the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board. She is survived by her husband, Orme Lewis, Jr., two  children and five grandchildren. Services will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center on July 1 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in honor of Elizabeth to Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. Highway 60, Superior, AZ 85173.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Karl Bernard Johnson 22 May 2014

Karl Bernard Johnson, 72, died May 22, 2014. He began his library career while working as a page at the Menominee County Library in Stephenson, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, then worked as a school librarian in Coolidge, Arizona, and at West High School in Denver, Colorado. He earned his master's degree in library science from the University of Denver in 1967. He worked at ASU’s Hayden Library as head of the Special Collections Division, and earned his PhD in higher education-administration from ASU in 1974. In 1977 he became the first full-time librarian of Tucson's East Campus Library of Pima Community College, and retired from that position in 2000. He was active in the Arizona Library Association and the American Library Association. He is survived by his wife, Bette Johnson, a son, three daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E. Pima Street in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Karl and Bette Johnson Scholarship at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Rd. #1625, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, (805) 493-3163. (Source: Arizona Republic)

  Robert Elliott Ripley 7 May 2014

Robert Elliott Ripley, 83, passed away on May 7, 2014. Robert was an Air Force Veteran and contributed many years as a college professor at ASU. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Services will be held Friday May 16, 2014 at New Life Community Church, 8155 W Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ 85381 at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of the Valley (1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.5656) or G & J Personal Care (6826 W Sweetwater Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381)

  Linda Kay Williams 7 May 2014

Linda Kay Williams, 66, passed away May 7, 2014. Linda moved to Arizona in 1976. She attended ASU, worked as an archaeologist and later became project manager for the ASU Anthropology Department. Linda is survived by a daughter, two granddaughters and a sister. A memorial service will take place at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ on Saturday, May 10, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Arizona at or to the Phoenix Zoo at (Source: Arizona Republic)

Irv Pearlstein
Irv Pearlstein 2 May 2014

Irv Pearlstein, 97, passed away on May 2nd, 2014.  Irv and his wife moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1946. Their family includes four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Irv's contributions include founding the Phoenix Federation Endowment Foundation, the Phoenix Chapter of the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Phoenix Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, the Phoenix Israel Bonds, and the Prime Ministers Club. Irv also served on many boards including ASU’s Sun Angel Foundation. He was recognized for his achievements by three U.S. Presidents, and the Phoenix Jewish News named him, "Mr. Israel" for his tireless efforts and philanthropy on behalf of the Jewish State. Contributions in Irv's name may be made to the Southwest Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Kenneth Quihuis
Kenneth Quihuis 2 May 2014

Kenneth Quihuis, 66, passed away on May 2, 2014. Kenneth graduated in 2002 from ASU with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Summa cum Laude. He went on to get his Masters in 2009 in Journalism. Kenneth worked at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Phoenix for 30 years. Concurrently he was employed at ASU while pursuing his degrees. He retired in 2012 and moved with his wife to St. Charles, MO. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Brenda, a daughter, two sons, a sister and brother. There are no services scheduled. Kenneth will be cremated and his ashes sent back to Tucson.

  Martha Giffin 27 Apr 2014

Martha Giffin, 74, passed away on April 27, 2014. She served on the Governing Board of Tempe School District No. 3 and the Tempe Planning and Zoning Commission. Martha is survived by her husband, Fred. He retired from ASU in 2000 and is Professor Emeritus, History. Martha is also survived by a son, two grandsons and a brother. She was preceded in death by a son. Donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( or the Natural Resources Defense Council ( 
(Source: Arizona Republic, brought to my attention by Leon Shell)

Joseph Belany
Joseph A. Belany 23 Apr 2014

Joseph A. Belany, 61, died April 23, 2014. Joseph received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, in 1975. After graduation, Joseph was employed by Red Owl Food Stores in Ironwood, Michigan, for several years. He then moved to Arizona where he was employed by ASU retiring in January, 2014 as assistant manager of the bookstore. Joseph is survived by four cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood. 
(Source: Arizona Republic)

 Keith Thomas Keith Thomas 23 Apr 2014

 Keith Thomas, 71, passed away on April 23, 2014. He graduated with honors from Illinois State University. He taught English and Reading at Homewood Flossmoor High School during which time he coached the HF golf team to a state championship. Also during that time, he was part owner of The Paperback Shoppe in Chicago Heights and earned a Masters Degree in Reading Education from Loyola University in Chicago. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Reading Education from University of Arizona in Tucson. He then took a position as assistant professor of reading education at University of Northern Iowa where he was in charge of the reading clinic. Following that, he became a professor of reading education at ASU in Tempe. He worked primarily with graduate and doctoral students and was a respected advisor and mentor. During this time, he co-authored a reading methods textbook. He also did consultation work with the Navajo and Hopi tribes' educational systems. He retired from ASU with professor emeritus status. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three children, two grandchildren, a sister and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24th at 1:00pm at Fellowship Square, 155 W. Brown Road, Mesa. Donations may be made in his name to Boy Scout Troop 283, 5751 S. Crossbow Pl., Chandler, AZ 85249.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Maria Dolores Koch 22 Apr 2014

Maria Dolores Koch, 92, passed away on April 22, 2014. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, and attended the Barcelona Conservatory of Music until the Spanish Civil War started in 1936. While living in the Phoenix area, Dolores worked as a baker for Longview Elementary School in the Osborn School District and on ASU's main campus for Marriott Food Services. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Max Robert Koch. She is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and her canine companion, Patas. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the North Shore Animal League and the Humane Society of the United States. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday April 28, 2014 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Internment to immediately follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

Richard Lamerand
Richard Keith Lamerand, Sr. 22 Apr 2014

Richard Keith Lamerand, Sr., 65, passed away on April 22, 2014.  Richard received his Engineering degree from the University of Michigan Tech. Richard was a Professor at Chattanooga State Technical College before moving to ASU and then returned to Chattanooga State where he taught Engineering Tech. Richard is survived by his wife, Rita, three children, his mother, two brothers and two nieces. Services for Richard will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
(Source: ASU Foundation)

Geraldine Thompson
Geraldine G. Thompson 20 Apr 2014

Geraldine (Gerry) G. Thompson, 89, passed away April 20, 2014. Gerry graduated from Arizona State College (ASU) in 1947 with a B.A. in education and later with a M.A. in counseling. She was editor of the State Press and while working on the State Press, met her future husband, Howard F. Thompson, who later became a Superior Court judge. Gerry retired from ASU in 1986 after 25 years as a Counseling Supervisor in the Education Department. She was a member of the Arizona State Psychological Assoc. and of the Maricopa Mental Health Assoc. She became a Certified Psychologist in Arizona and had a private practice. She sat on the Board of Directors of the Community Council of Maricopa County and was a member of the League of Women Voters. Gerry was preceded in death by her husband Howard and two of her three children. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and eight grant grandchildren. Private family service. In her memory, please give a gift to your favorite charity.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

  Elizabethann O'Sullivan 16 Apr 2014

Elizabethann O’Sullivan, 69, passed away on April 16, 2014. At the time of her death Liz was a resident of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Indianapolis, IN and Cary, NC. Liz received a BA from Dunbarton College (DC) and an MA and PhD in Government and Public Administration from the University of Maryland. As a member of a District of Columbia women's collective in the late 1960's and early 1970's, she helped found one of the first rape crisis centers in the United States. Her early professional research focused on organizational issues faced by rape crisis centers. Liz taught Political Science at Dunbarton College, and Public Administration at Grand Valley State College. At ASU she was a faculty member of the then, Center of Public Affairs from 1975-1979. She left ASU to join the faculty of North Carolina State University and eventually served as the head of her academic unit. Dr. O'Sullivan was the lead author of Research Methods for Public Administrators and was working on its sixth edition. After she retired in 2010 from North Carolina State University where she served for 32 years, Dr. O'Sullivan and her husband lived in Malaysia where she was working on several projects. She also traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. In 2008 Liz was a Fulbright Scholar attached to the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. in Malaysia she remained active with her work with various women's Non Governmental Organizations. Surviving are her husband of almost 40 years, Douglas Hale, two sons, two grandsons and four siblings. Her parents and a brother predeceased her. Liz was cremated in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on April 20, 2014. A portion of her remains were scattered on the seas adjacent to Bali, Indonesia. The remainder of her ashes will be interred at All Saints Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN on Oct 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. A memorial gathering will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC, on September 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider Dayspring Center, 1537 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States. (Source: ASU Foundation and ASU School of Public Affairs)

Phyllis Jean Dopp
Phyllis Jean Dopp 13 Apr 2014

Phyllis Jean (Stewart) Dopp, 75, passed away April 13, 2014. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Robert Joseph Dopp, one sister, six children, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Phyllis's passion was literature. She lectured at Quincy University until 2003 and after moving to Chandler, AZ taught at Chandler Gilbert Community College and then was a Faculty Associate in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication at ASU Polytechnic Campus. She was preparing to teach this semester. After she left Quincy University a book fund Scholarship was initiated in her name. The family is asking memorials be made to Quincy University with memo stating "Phyllis Dopp Book Fund." at 1800 College Ave. Quincy, IL 62301.
(Source: Arizona Republic)

 Thomas A. Linn Thomas A. Linn 5 Apr 2014 Thomas A. Linn, 48, died on April 5, 2014. Thomas was an accomplished athlete, world traveler, and entrepreneur. Growing up in Tucson, Thomas developed a life-long passion for racquetball during his teen years. His skills on the court eventually earned him an invitation to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. He was also a founding member of the "Splat Cats" at the University of Arizona and continued to play with other founding members until his death. Although he was a dedicated Wildcat, Thomas spent a number of years volunteering his time coaching the ASU Racquetball Team and led them to a National Championship. Thomas was also passionate about aviation and automobiles. He founded a number of successful aviation companies and was considered a respected leader in the Private Aviation World. Over the last twenty years he has provided aviation services to Heads of State, celebrities from music, television, and film, CEOs, Royalty and all categories of V.I.P. guests and clients. Automobile driving, racing, and car-shows were other passions for him. Thomas is survived by his wife, Jennifer, an extended family and countless friends. His life will be celebrated on April 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church located at 11300 N. 64th Street in Scottsdale, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Thomas Linn Memorial Fund aka the "Make it Rain" Fund. For information contact the Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 East Camelback Road, Suite 405B, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, 602-381-1400 or (Source: Arizona Republic)
Marion Jones
Marion Jones 4 Apr 2014 Marion Jones, 92, Professor Emeritus, ASU, died April 4, 2014. After two years of college, Marion moved to New York where she studied modern dance and ballet. She became a member of the Lester Horton Dance Company and taught at several institutions including Cornell University. With husband Austin, and two children she moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. In 1972 she joined the ASU Dance faculty. In 1978 she produced and directed a Dance Tribute to Doris Humphrey, a concert reviewed in Dance Magazine and documented by KAET. Marion choreographed for Desert Dance Theatre from its founding, and served as Artistic Director from 1988 to 2005. She received several awards including the AZ Commission on the Arts, Choreographer's Fellowship award, 1982; the Arts Achievement Award from Wayne State University, 1998; and the AZ Governor's Arts Award in Arts Education, 2013. She earned a BA degree from Wayne State University and an MA degree from ASU. She retired from ASU in 1999. On June 12 and 13, 2014, at 7:30pm DESERT DANCE THEATRE presents LEGACY: 35th Anniversary and Tribute to Marion Kirk Jones, at Tempe Center for the Arts. TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Ann Marie Harris Ann Marie Harris 27 Mar 2014 Ann Marie Harris, 57, died on March 27, 2014. Graveside Services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Smith Cemetery in Kempner, TX. After residing in Washington, D.C. and Virginia for a time, Ann settled in Arizona where she worked as a paralegal before joining the staff of ASU. Three years ago she moved to Kempner, TX. Ann leaves behind her mother, Joan, an aunt, and three cousins.Ann requested that donations be given to the Centex Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
  James John Schultz 27 Mar 2014 James John Schultz, Ph.D., 62, passed away on March 27, 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Florida State University-Tallahassee in 1983. He worked for the Southwest Research Foundation in San Antonio, TX for six years, and then worked for seven years for the Biogerontology Research Center in Glendale, AZ. While there, he was also an Associate Professor of Chemistry at ASU-Tempe. He was currently employed as a research scientist at the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was also on staff at UCLA. His research at the VA Medical Center was in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, prostate cancer and brain trauma. Jim was a long-time member of The Endocrine Society, and had written or co-written numerous articles dealing with his research, which were published in that journal. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, three aunts and five uncles. He is survived by two aunts and several cousins. Committal services will be 12 noon on Wednesday, April 9th, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, Wisconsin. (source: ASU Foundation)
  Jack Breckenridge 23 Mar 2014 Jack Breckenridge, 87, passed away on March 23, 2014. He was Professor Emeritus of Art at ASU.  After military service in Japan, he received an MFA from Iowa State University while earning a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He began his 40 year teaching career at Florida State University as a professor of art history and painting followed by a long and rewarding experience at ASU. Jack is survived by his wife Florence, a brother, two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. A private gathering of family was held to celebrate his life. Donations may be sent to the Jack Breckenridge Art History Scholarship at: ASU Foundation, P O Box 2260, Tempe, Arizona 85280-2260. Checks should be made out to the ASU Foundation with a note that the funds are going to the Jack Breckenridge Endowment Account 40001798. 
William Joe Collier
William Joe Collier 20 Mar 2014 William Joe Collier, 76, passed away on March 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter. He is survived by his son, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three step-children. Joe graduated from Baylor University in 1960. He was the Director of the Phoenix Police Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory for nearly 30 years and most recently was a private consultant in the Forensic field. He taught courses on Drugs, Narcotics, and Criminalistics at the Department of Police Science at Phoenix College. He also taught courses at Glendale Community College and lectured at ASU and the Phoenix Police Academy. His work in Toxicology, Drugs, Forensic Chemistry, and Criminalistics spanned over 50 years. He was a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a member of many other professional and scientific organizations. Services will be held Thursday, March 27th at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014. 
  Robert Anthony Marchenonis, Sr. 17 Mar 2014 Robert Anthony Marchenonis, Sr., 79, passed away March 17, 2014. Bob joined the Marine Corps and served as a Military Police Officer. Following his service, he became a Nashua Firefighter then served on the Nashua Police Force as a Patrol Officer and Booking Officer. After moving to Arizona, Bob held positions as a security guard and dispatcher at ASU West until 2003. Bob leaves behind his wife, Rose, two children and five grandchildren. Services with Military Honors will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Arizona Humane Society. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Donna Jensen Roe
Donna Jensen Roe 14 Mar 2014 Donna Jensen Roe, 83, died March 14, 2014. She studied at Kent State University. She was an accomplished dancer, and at age 11 began working at the Jean Shepherd School of Dance & Performing Arts Studio in Akron, OH. Donna moved to Arizona in 1957 with her husband, William T. Hixson, and began working at Sperry Flight Systems (now Honeywell) in 1957 as a secretary in personnel. She attained her CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) in 1962, and later worked as Director of Employee Communications/Community Relations. She continued her business education at both ASU and Phoenix College where she earned her A.A. 1974. In 1975, she married Robert B. Roe, President of Sperry Flights Systems. In 1976 she became Appointments Secretary to Governor Wesley Bolin, and later served as the Correspondence Secretary for Governor Bruce Babbitt. She was also Executive Assistant to the Director, Arizona Department of Economic Security, and Assistant Executive Director, Samaritan Medical Foundation. In 1982, she became the Catering Sales Manager at Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort. In retirement, Donna continued to support and volunteer with several community organizations including Gammage at ASU, The Phoenix Art Museum, and the Phoenix Chapter of Les Dames d' Escoffier International. As a member of the Historical League, Donna co-authored the cookbook "Arizona Tastes and Treasures," with noted culinary writer Gaye Ingram. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Bob. She is survived by a daughter and a son. Condolences and remembrances can be shared at The family has also arranged for donations to be made in Donna's memory with both the Arizona Humane Society (Attn: Development/1521 W Dobbins Rd/ Phoenix, AZ 85041) and the Historical League (Donna Jensen Roe Memorial/1300 N College Ave/Tempe, AZ 85281). No services are planned. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Dorothy Jeanne Bryant
Dorothy Jeanne Bryant 12 Mar 2014 Dorothy Jeanne Bryant, 91, passed away on March 12, 2014. Jeanne went to Arizona State Teacher's College (later ASU). She received national recognition in Archery and was named the Outstanding Women's P.E. Major. She taught and coached at Yuma High School, ASU, and McKemy Jr High in Tempe. At ASU she coached badminton and started the AZ High School Badminton Tournament. She was an avid golfer and was in the first foursome to play at Rolling Hills in Tempe. She had a hole-in-one at White Mountain Country Club. Jeanne is survived by a sister, a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Tempe First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to T.I.E. Foundation through Tempe Elementary Schools. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Warren H. Hardy 12 Mar 2014 Warren H. (Bob) Hardy, 98, passed away on March 12, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Maxine Hardy, and his brother. He is survived by his daughter. He was employed by the Rath Packing Company nearly 50 years. He was a long-time participant in the ASU-Sun Health Center for Health Aging Longevity Project. Donations may be made to Sunshine Services or Hospice of Arizona. 
Jeanette M. Heschke
Jeanette M. Heschke 12 Mar 2014 Jeanette M. Heschke, 91, passed away March 12, 2014. She retired from ASU. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a son and a daughter. Jeanette is survived by her husband Donald R. Heschke, a daughter, four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Casa Grande at Fiesta Grande on Tuesday, March 18th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona. 
  Ralph Smith 12 Mar 2014 Dr. Ralph Smith, 72, passed away on March 12, 2014. He was Professor of Accounting at ASU. He is survived by his wife Mary, a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. Services will be Monday, March 17, 11 a.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Tempe. Donations in Ralph's honor can be made to: American Cancer Society , Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Alice Fuhr
Alice Mary Babey Fuhr 3 Mar 2014 Alice Mary Babey Fuhr, 93, died March 3, 2014. While studying at Business College in Minneapolis, she met and married Everett Fuhr who was an interior designer. Alice worked for the city of Richfield, Minn., as a secretary. In the late 1960's, they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where she worked for the Law School at ASU. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Everett and five siblings. Alice is survived by a sister and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin, Minn. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn., at a later date.
(Source: ASU Foundation)
Irma E. Murphy Irma E. Murphy Mar 2014 Irma E. Murphy has passed away. In 1942 she obtained a Masters in English and a Masters in Philosophy from NYU. She and her family moved to Arizona in 1954. She completed her graduate studies at ASU in 1961 and became a professor at ASU, Glendale College and Scottsdale College, teaching English and Women's Studies for over twenty years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, 4027 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Donations can be made in Irma's name to The Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, 
Carl Wallen
Carl Wallen 27 Feb 2014 Carl Wallen, 82, passed away on February 27, 2014. Carl started his career as an elementary school teacher in Hayward California and went on to receive his doctorate in Education at Stanford University in 1962. Carl then served as a faculty member at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. In 1973 he moved to ASU where he served as the Chairman of the Department of Elementary Education. Carl is survived by LaDonna Leigh Wallen, his wife of 53 years, three sons, six grandchildren and a sister. Services will be March 28, 6pm at Skirm Auditorium, Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Martin Edward Sullivan
Martin Edward Sullivan 25 Feb 2014 Martin Edward Sullivan, 70, passed away February 25, 2014. Sullivan was the former Director of both the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Historic St. Mary's City of Maryland. He was well known in the museum field and was the recipient of a number of professional honors including recognition on the American Association of Museum's Centennial Honor Roll in 2006. He was most recently bestowed the American Alliance of Museum's 2014 Award for Distinguished Service to Museums. Sullivan received a B.A. from Siena College and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Notre Dame. He served as President of the Rensselaerville Institute from 1981-1983, and later as Director of the New York State Museum from 1983-1990. During his tenure at the New York State Museum, Sullivan lead the historic return of sacred wampum belts from the museum collection to the Onondoga Nation of Indians. From 1990-1999 he served as Director of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, an institution that showcases the fine arts and heritages of the Native people of the southwest. In 1999 Sullivan relocated to St. Mary's County, Maryland, in order to serve as the Executive Director of Historic St. Mary's City. He was an accomplished scholar with a passion for colonial history and was an Adjunct Professor of History at both St. Mary's College of Maryland and at ASU. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Katherine and two daughters.
  Robert James Oppitz 20 Feb 2014 Robert James 'Jim' Oppitz, 91,  passed away February 20, 2014. Jim received his college degree from McKendree College of Lebanon. He received his master’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis. He served in World War II as a member of the United States Army. Jim obtained his Master of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He was a professor at several schools including McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill.; Washington University, St. Louis; ASU, Tempe, Ariz.; and Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. At WKU he taught accounting, finance and business for many years. During his time at WKU, he held a number of positions in administration, including assistant dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. He retired from WKU in 1992. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. a brother, a sister and two nieces. He is survived by two nieces and a number of other extended members of his family. A memorial service was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Donations in his memory may be made to either McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bowling Green or to the Gordon Ford College of Business, Western Kentucky University.
Lawrence P. Earle
Lawrence P. Earle 17 Feb 2014 Lawrence P. Earle, 80, passed away on February 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife Elinor of 58 years, two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son. Larry was retired from ASU after 23 years as a stationary Engineer. A Memorial Service will be held February 28, 2014 at 10 AM at St Patrick's Catholic Community, 10815 N 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Paul Edgar Russell
Paul Edgar Russell 16 Feb 2014 Paul Edgar Russell, 89, passed away on February 16, 2014. Paul served in the Signal Corps in the Philippines and Japan during World War II; he was honorably discharged as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant. After the war, he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering (1946) and Mechanical Engineering (1947) from New Mexico State University, and a Masters (1950) and PhD (1951) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Paul retired as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at ASU, having previously served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arizona, Dean of Engineering at Kansas State University, Program Director for Applied Science, Engineering and Technology for the West Campus of ASU (which he helped create), and Director of ASU's School of Construction and Technology. He worked as a design specialist and consultant for General Dynamics and various other companies in the U.S. and worldwide, served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Commission for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and helped establish engineering programs in various countries. He was also a Fellow with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of numerous honorary and fraternal societies, and a recipient of many academic and professional awards. Paul leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Lorna Margaret Russell, three children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or your favorite academic program.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Verde Dickey
Verde Dickey 15 Feb 2014 Verde Dickey, 81, a businessman who was among ASU’s biggest supporters, died February 15, 2014. The son of a career teacher and high school football coach, Dickey provided financial help to the Sun Devils for many years in many areas. The football program’s indoor practice facility — the Verde Dickey Dome — is named in his honor, but he provided much more to the university. Dickey did not attend ASU; a Texas native, he graduated from SMU. He came to Arizona decades ago and adopted the Sun Devils. He not only helped the football programs, but also ASU’s golf and basketball programs, the marching band, and other teams and projects that never became public. “Verde Dickey has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people,” ASU President Michael Crow said in a statement. “His investment in ASU has enabled generations of student-athletes to grow to their full academic and athletic potential. His investment in ASU has enabled alumni and fans to enjoy high-caliber, competitive athletic events and the performances of the Sun Devil Marching Band, season after season, year after year. His investment in ASU has left an indelible mark on the present, past and future of this institution.” Dickey loved coaches. He valued them as educators. Among Dickey’s last gifts was helping the ASU football team renovate its weight room, a move coach Todd Graham saw as a necessity in elevating the program. Dickey’s philanthropy spread across all of ASU’s campuses. When he paid for new uniforms for the band, he consulted with the costume designer working on them. When he contributed for athletic facilities, he met regularly with architects and project managers. “He became very involved in every project. He was always hands-on,” said his wife, Cathy. In addition to his wife, Dickey leaves behind three sons and two granddaughters. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. March 7 at the Dickey Dome. (Sources: ASU Foundation and Arizona Republic)
Harold Duncan
Harold Duncan 8 Feb 2014 Harold Duncan, 96, passed away on February 8, 2014. The day after Pearl Harbor Harold volunteered to serve his country and became a Navy "Seabee". He helped to build landing fields on Islands in the Pacific until he was injured and had to be hospitalized for 11 months. As a child of the Great Depression, he started milking cows and delivering milk at age 12 to support his family. In 1945, Harold got a job on the Arizona State Teachers' College Farm (a.k.a. ASU). His favorite part of the job was showing dairy cattle at the Arizona State Fair. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, his wife and a son. He is survived a brother, a daughter, three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The funeral will be Monday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Eldo Henry Platte
Eldo Henry Platte 8 Feb 2014 Eldo Henry Platte, 95, died February 8, 2014. He was a 45 year resident of the Valley. He answered the nation's call during WWII by joining the Army Air Corps and after graduating from Aviation Cadets he served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific as a B-29 bombardier. He later served with the Air Force in the Korean War also as a B-29 bombardier and many other Air Force assignments ranging from Mather AFB to Homestead AFB, FL to RAF Alconbury, UK until leaving the Air Force in 1968. After moving to the Valley he joined Air West Airlines and served with several other airlines until retiring in 1981. He and his wife supported ASU by hosting many international students introducing them to the Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, a son, a brother and his parents. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren and two great grandsons. A memorial service was held at King of Glory Lutheran Church on February 10, 2014. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Cave Creek. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the King of Glory Lutheran Church, Tempe or Banner Alzheimer Institute, Phoenix, AZ. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Arthur J. Hubbard, Sr.
Arthur J. Hubbard, Sr. 7 Feb 2014 Arthur J. Hubbard, Sr., 102, passed away on February 7, 2014. He was an American state senator from Arizona, who served as a Navajo Code Talker instructor in World War II. Hubbard was born on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Topawa, Arizona, about three weeks before Arizona became a state. He grew up in Ganado, Arizona, which is part of the Navajo Nation, and studied at the University of Arizona. From 1939 to 1945 Hubbard voluntarily served in the U. S. Marine Corps. During World War II, he was a Navajo Code Talker instructor training over 200 men to transmit coded messages using the Navajo language. After his military duties, the then Governor Jack Williams appointed him Director of Indian Development District of Arizona. In 1972 he became state senator in Arizona, serving for 12 years until 1984. This made him the first Native American senator in the Arizona State Legislature.His other work includes serving as a water rights advisor to the Tohono O'odham Nation, and as a Navajo culture and language instructor at ASU. He also played an important part in the establishment of Diné College (originally known as Navajo Community College), which was the first college established within the Navajo Nation. Hubbard was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and the Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame. He received the Navajo Code Talker Congressional Silver Medal in 2000. On his death, flags across the Navajo Nation were flown at half-staff in his honor. Funeral services were held at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. Internment was at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. 
(Source: ASU Foundation)
Delmar George Kehl
Delmar George Kehl 7 Feb 2014 Delmar (Del) George Kehl passed away on February 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, two sons and five grandchildren. After completing a bachelor's degree, he received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in American Literature from USC. He taught in the English Department at ASU for 40 years. He also served as the director of freshman composition and was on numerous graduate degree committees. More recently he held the position of Professor Emeritus at ASU. Del was on several boards including Community Ministries International, In Touch Mission International, and associate editor of the academic C.S. Lewis journal, Sehnsucht. He authored numerous publications and articles for scholarly journals. A private burial will be held at Paradise Memorial Gardens and a public celebration of Del's life will be held on Saturday, February 15 at Scottsdale Bible Church Chapel (7901 E. Shea Blvd.) at11:00 a.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Ministries International, Box 1245, Tempe, AZ 85280 or at
  Lane Dennis Briley 5 Feb 2014 Lane Dennis Briley, 62, passed away on February 5, 2014. Lane graduated from ASU where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He then worked for the Department of Chemistry at ASU for 45 years. Lane is survived by his wife Mary Kay Weller-Briley and two daughters. His celebration of life will be held February 28, 2014 at the ASU University Club from 5 PM to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help the remaining family during this difficult time. Contact any Arizona TruWest Credit Union branch to make a donation. 
Nancy La Rue Matte
Nancy La Rue Matte 31 Jan 2014 Nancy La Rue Matte passed away on January 31, 2014. She graduated from ASU with her Ph.D. in English Literature. Her career spanned 40+ years in education at Arizona State University, South Mountain Community College and Phoenix College. She is survived by a son and four grandchildren. A memorial will be held at Phoenix College on February 21, at 2 p.m. in Willo. 
(Source: Arizona Republic)
  Ruth Smith 31 Jan 2014 Ruth Smith, 94, passed away on January 31, 2014. She joined the WACs (Women's Army Corps) to serve her country in WWII as a secretary at Walter Reed Hospital. When Ruth and her family moved to Tempe, AZ in 1961, she began working at the administrative offices at ASU. In 1974 she retired and moved to Prescott, AZ. After her husband passed away in 2003 she moved to Lincolnshire, IL. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, a brother, a sister, and her parents. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Myelin Repair Foundation at (MS research) or the dog rescue organization of your choice. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Walter R. Courtenay, Jr.
Walter R. Courtenay, Jr. 30 Jan 2014 Walter R. Courtenay, Jr., 80, died on January 30, 2014. He completed his B.A. degree at Vanderbilt University in 1956 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1965. He served as a faculty member at Duke University (1963-65), Boston University (1965-67), and Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton (1967-1999) where he twice chaired the Department of Biological Sciences. At various times he also held research appointments with the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard University), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Arizona State University. He served as consultant on introduced fishes for the Fishery Resources and Environment Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Budapest and Rome in 1988, for the Foundation for Research Development, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa in 1988, for South Australia Department of Fisheries, Adelaide, Australia in 1989, and for the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States, in 1991-92. After retirement he relocated to Gainesville, Florida, where he continued his research alongside colleagues at the University of Florida, several of whom he collaborated with on various projects and publications. In 2000 he was made fellow emeritus of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. In 2007 he received the American Fisheries Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Walter was an ichthyologist and a leading authority on invasive non-indigenous fish, particularly those introduced into the United States. In his final years he held the position of Courtesy Curator for the Florida Museum of Natural History at Gainesville and Research Fishery Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, at the Florida Integrated Science Center in Gainesville. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, in 2007. He is survived by a brother, stepmother, son, daughter, granddaughter and his children's mother. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606. 
Bruce W. Kimball
Bruce W. Kimball 28 Jan 2014 Bruce W. Kimball, 63, passed away on January 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, a sister and a brother. Bruce graduated from ASU with a degree in Architecture in 1974 and became licensed in 1977. He worked for several architectural firms in the valley including George Christensen and Associates, Cornoyer Hedrick Architects, Gage Davis and Associates and Paul Moran Architects. Bruce also taught and held administrative positions in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at ASU for 19 years while continuing to practice architecture. In 2000 he began a consulting company focusing on design delineation, collaborating with architects, planners, landscape and golf course architects on projects both in the US and abroad. A service to celebrate Bruce's life will be held on Monday, February 3, at 3:00 p.m. at Messinger Mortuary, located at 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Matt Kevin Rapp 27 Jan 2014 Matt Kevin Rapp, 38, passed away January 27, 2014. Matt is survived by two sons, their mother, his father, a brother, two sisters and other extended family & friends. He graduated with his Bachelors in Sociology in 2006 and Med in Educational Technology in 2010. As a respected member of the ASU staff for 12.5 years, he was always focusing on service to students. A mass will be held at 6:00 p.m.with arrival no earlier than 5:30 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at A
Debra Friedman
Debra Friedman 26 Jan 2014 Debra Friedman, 58, passed away on January 26, 2014. She was Chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma campus. Chancellor Friedman, a Seattle native, received a master’s in sociology in 1978 and her Ph.D. in sociology in 1983 from the University of Washington. She worked at the UW from 1994 to 2005 in various capacities, including as assistant dean and associate dean of undergraduate education, associate provost for academic planning and director of special projects in development and alumni relations. Before returning to Washington in 2011, Chancellor Friedman spent six years (2005-2011) at Arizona State University as Dean of the College of Public Programs at the ASU Downtown campus. She personally participated in the establishment of the Emeritus College Art Collection on display at the College of Public Programs. Debra is survived by a daughter who graduated from the UW in 2006 as a Rhodes Scholar. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the University of Washington Tacoma campus. (Sources: Seattle Times & ASU Emeritus College)
Sherwood Peres
Sherwood Peres 22 Jan 2014 Sherwood "Woody" Peres, 80, passed away on January 22, 2014. In high school, he joined the ROTC, and thus began a 32-year career with the US Army, where he retired as a Colonel. He eventually became a West Point Military Academy Liaison Officer. Courtesy of the ROTC, he matriculated at The Ohio State University earning a BA, MA and Ph.D. He was a Senior Executive with General Electric, Esso, Motorola and Chrysler. In retirement, he was an MBA Professor at ASU. Woody is survived by his wife, Marion, and a daughter. He will be commemorated at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale on Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m., followed by a brief Military Honors interment at the National Memorial Cemetery in Cave Creek at 1p.m. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Gordon Charles Inskeep
Gordon Charles Inskeep 19 Jan 2014 Gordon Charles Inskeep, 91, passed away January 19, 2014. Gordon earned a chemical engineering degree from The Ohio State University in 1942. During World War II, he contributed to the war effort by managing a penicillin plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. After the war, Gordon served as editor for the American Chemical Society magazine where he met and married a fellow editor, Cora Glasner. The job took them to London where Gordon was based as a correspondent traveling Europe and North Africa and where he developed the passion for photography. A new job with the St. Regis Paper Company took them to Scarsdale, New York. Gordon then returned to school to earn his doctorate in business from Columbia University. In 1968, the family moved to Tempe where he accepted the challenge of founding the Center for Executive Development at ASU, later teaching management in the graduate business school. He retired from ASU in 1982. He served on the ASURA board from 1998-2001 and was the University Club Liaison from 1992-1994. After his wife, Cora, died in 1990, Gordon was blessed to build a new life with longtime family friend Nan Osborne Gear, a registered nurse who served in the Peace Corps. They were married in 1992 and settled in Friendship Village. In addition to his wife Nan, Gordon is survived by a son, a daughter, two grandsons, nieces, two stepdaughters and a stepson. A memorial celebration will be held at Friendship Village on April 12, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.530.6992, or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Jankie Supersad
Jankie Supersad 16 Jan 2014 Jankie Supersad, 84, passed away on January 16, 2014. He attended Queen's Royal College (high school) in Trinidad, and at age 16 won the prestigious Island Scholarship in Mathematics. He graduated with a B.Sc. Honors, in Civil Engineering from Glasgow University and with an M.S.C.E Degree from Northwestern University.  Mathew Betz, an ASU emeritus professor/administrator and a past president of ASURA, notes that in 1965 Jankie earned the first Ph.D. degree from the Civil Engineering Department at ASU specializing in Highway and Traffic Engineering. Jankie joined the faculty at California State University, Fresno, in 1970 and retired as Professor Emeritus in August 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. He is survived by his wife Pearl (nee Dindial), two daughters, four grandchildren, two sisters and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Celebration will be on February 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at College Community Congregational Church, Fresno, CA. Remembrances may be made to CCC Church; Poverello House; and California State University, Fresno, Civil Engineering Dept. for a Student Scholarship Neptune Society of Central California, 1154 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California (559)222-7764
Carol Jane Little
Carol Jane Little 13 Jan 2014 Carol Jane Little, 72, passed away January 13, 2014. She worked at ASU for over 40 years. She was Assistant to the Director in the School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She was previously President of UCW (University Career Women) and a member of ASU Choral Union. Jane is survived by her husband, Les, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, a brother, nephew and two nieces. Visitation 1:30 PM, Tues. January 21, 2014, at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, where services will be held at 2:30 PM. Interment Green Acres Memorial Gardens. 
(Source: Arizona Republic)
Kenneth Leslie Mossman
Kenneth Leslie Mossman 8 Jan 2014 Kenneth Leslie Mossman, 67, died January, 8, 2014. He had recently moved to Washington, D.C. to accept an appointment by the President of the United States to serve on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Ken joined the ASU faculty in 1990. From 1990-1992, he served as Assistant Vice President for Research, and from 1997-2004 served as Director, University Office of Radiation Safety. He was Professor of Health Physics in the School of Life Sciences. Ken was a former Administrative Judge for the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, former Professor at Georgetown University and former President of the Health Physics Society. Ken attended Kennedy Collegiate, Wayne State University and the University of Tennessee where he was awarded a PhD in Radiation Biology. Ken received numerous awards during his distinguished career and authored many academic publications with a new book scheduled to be published in the spring of 2014. Ken is predeceased by his wife Blaire Susan and his parents. He is survived by two brothers, nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
  Kenneth A. Watson 2 Jan 2014 Kenneth A. Watson, 70,  died Thursday, January 2, 2014. He was a Navy Veteran serving on the USS Intrepid. He later became a computer systems engineer for various companies including ASU. He was predeceased by his father and a brother. Ken is survived by his wife, Marcia (Schuyler) Watson, a son, his mother, five siblings, a granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held on January 6 at Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc. 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Entombment was in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. The family has requested that that those who wish to, make memorial contributions in his name to the Community Hospice of Albany county 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. (Source: Arizona Republic)