Ben GooBen Goo30 Dec 2017Ben Goo, 95, passed away December 30 , 2017. He was a Veteran of World War II and served with the 311th combat engineer battalion, 83rd infantry division in the Philippines. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa and a Master of Fine Art degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy in the field of Industrial Design and Sculpture. While in Italy he designed furniture in the architectural firm of Studio Architetti BBPR and studied sculpture with Marino Marini at the Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan Italy. His work in sculpture, painting and design has been shown in universities, galleries and museums across the United States. He developed and coordinated the sculpture program at ASU and retired in 1983 as a Professor Emeritus. He was a Visiting Professor of Art at Utah State University and Artist in Residence, Roswell, New Mexico at age 83. His work is currently shown exclusively at David Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona. He has been listed in Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in International Art and Antiques. He is survived by his wife, Donna, two sons, two grandchildren, a step grandchild, two great grandchildren, a brother, two sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made in his name to the charity of their choice. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Olga Jean BordnerOlga Jean Bordner27 Dec 2017Olga Jean Bordner, 85, passed away on December 27, 2017. She moved to Phoenix, AZ in l987. She worked as a secretary for ASU. Olga was predeceased by her husband, Donald. She is survived by two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and other relatives. A visitation will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, Niceville, FL. A funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 George SchatzkiGeorge Schatzki27 Dec 2017George Schatzki, 84, died on December 27, 2017. He was an esteemed Emeritus Professor and interim Dean at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at ASU since 2000, Dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law (1984-2000) and Dean and Professor (1979-1984) at the University of Washington School of Law. He was a Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law (1965-1979). He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Schatzki (nee Kelley), three sons, a brother and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be private, and a memorial service will be announced in a few weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). (Source: ASU Foundation)
William Louis RabyWilliam Louis Raby25 Dec 2017William Louis “Bill” Raby, 90, passed away on December 25, 2017. Bill served as a Navy corpsman during World War II at various posts in Virginia and North Carolina. After his discharge, he attended the University of Illinois, graduated from Northwestern University in 1949 with a degree in accounting, and later earned an MBA and a Ph.D. from The University of Arizona. He became a CPA in 1949. At various times, Bill was on the faculty at Rockford (Illinois) College, The University of Arizona, Ohio University, New York University, and ASU, while engaging in full-time practice with a variety of CPA firms; the last one being the international firm of Touche Ross & Co. (after a merger subsequent to his retirement, now part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited). At various times he was the National Tax Director for both Laventhol and Touche, as well as the Chair of Touche's International Tax Practice Committee. After his retirement from Touche, Bill served as counsel to Olsen-Smith Ltd. and then as a consultant on tax matters to his son Burgess, practicing as Raby Law Office in Tempe, Arizona, since 1993. He also was appointed by the governor for two terms to the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals, and served as Chair of that Board for two years. Bill was the author or co-author of nine books on taxation and also collaborated with Carl Riblet, Jr., in writing a nationally-syndicated newspaper column entitled "The Reluctant Taxpayer" for the L.A. Times Syndicate for about 10 years. With his son, Burgess, he authored and co-authored a periodic column in the tax publication, Tax Notes, for a number of years. Bill served as the founding chair of the Federal Tax Division and as a Vice-President of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a life member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, a Certified General Management Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. Bill frequently acted as a spokesperson for the CPA profession on radio, television, in the press, and before congressional tax committees, and was frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal in the 1970s and 1980s. He also was active as President of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, on the finance committee of various political campaigns, and as the treasurer of the Sanctuary movement in the 1970s. He was predeceased by a grandchild, and by his wife, Norma Schreiner Raby. Bill is survived by three children, his friend and companion of recent years, Annanelle Hardt, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contributions in Bill's memory can be made to Marine Conservation Institute, Alzheimer's Association, the Sky Harbor Interfaith Chaplaincy, Inc. or Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center .
Greta WisemanGreta Wiseman24 Dec 2017Greta Wiseman, 84, died on December 24, 2017. After graduating from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN she was commissioned to serve under the United Methodist Board of Missions. That Board sent her to the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY to receive special training as a nurse midwife. From 1958 to 1972, she directed a rural clinic in Stunzabad, Pakistan. Following that adventure-filled experience, she moved to Phoenix. At ASU she received her MSN plus certification as a family nurse practitioner. Utilizing her skills and compassion, she became the first staff nurse for Hospice of the Valley. The final chapter of her nursing career involved teaching for the ASU College of Nursing focusing on pediatric nursing and physical assessment. Survivors include a brother, longtime companion and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Greta Wiseman's life will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 in the Life Center at Beatitudes Campus, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 85021. Suggestions for honoring Greta's meaning-filled life include donations to Beatitudes Campus Foundation Resident Assistance Fund, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 or to her childhood church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 Linden St. W, Frederic, WI 54837.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Carolyn Harris LannersCarolyn Harris Lanners19 Dec 2017Carolyn Harris Lanners, 81, died on December 19, 2017.  After the death of her first husband, Rolland L. Ooley, Carolyn and her children moved to Tempe in 1964. Carolyn worked at ASU in Computing Services. (Connie McNeill, former director of Computing Services, recalls that Carolyn was working at ASU when Connie arrived in 1976.) Carolyn retired as manager of the remote computer sites in 1992. She was a member of ASURA and worked in the ASURA office from 2009-2012. She married S. Nicholas Lanners in 1975. They purchased and managed a Phoenix neighborhood bar (The Buggy Inn), built a home in Star Valley, became RV Club members, traveled world-wide, and spent time with friends and family. Carolyn was a member of Sweet Adelines International, Tonto Community Concert, Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary (Unit 69), Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary Chapter 2012, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Payson Regional Hospital. Carolyn was preceded in death by three siblings, her first husband, Rolland L. Ooley, and one child. She is survived by her husband, S. Nicholas, a brother, step-brother, two children, a step-son, seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., service at 10:00 a.m. and burial at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ironwood Anaplastic Cancer Research, 6111 E. Arbor Ave. , Mesa AZ, 85206 or Seasons Hospice at 2020 N. Central Ave, Suite 170, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (Source: ASURA Office)
Robert L. MenkRobert L. Menk16 Dec 2017Robert L. Menk, 95, died December 16, 2017. After serving three years in the US Navy during WWII, he attended The Colorado School of Mines graduating with honors in 1951. He was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Medal from Mines in 1973. Bob's professional career began with Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey (now Exxon-Mobile). During his 25 years with Exxon, he held executive positions in New York, Venezuela, and Europe. He retired in 1975 as a Senior Vice President in London. Under Exxon sponsorship, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Following his retirement from Exxon, he did consulting work for several energy companies. Bob became a director of New Mexico and Arizona Land Co. in 1979, was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1981 and retired from the board in 1993. Bob was a member of Rotary International and the American Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a founding member of the ASU Business Advisory Council. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lue, and two sons. He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, his second wife, Pattie, her daughter, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Alan J. DelmolinoAlan J. Delmolino8 Dec 2017Alan J. Delmolino, 59, died December 8, 2017. He worked as a custodian for ASU and for the Osborne School District. Survivors include his wife, Marian, his parents, a brother, an aunt and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held December 18, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ravenna, Nebraska. A Funeral Mass will be at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the North American Martyrs Church in Berkshire, MA.
 Christine Ann Austin5 Dec 2017Christine Ann (Palfy) Austin, 70, passed away on December 5, 2017. Christine and her husband moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 1985. Christine was an administrative assistant for 16 years at TRW airbag division. The last 14 years she was the Coordinator of Development Operations for ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Christine loved helping others achieve their dreams through donor scholarships. Christine is survived by her husband Robert, two daughters, three grandchildren, a brother, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be given to The American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, or the charity of your choice. Services will be held at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., located at 1551 East Dana Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85204. Internment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery located at 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ, 85207. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Karen Wittmer JekelKaren Wittmer Jekel2 Dec 2017Karen Wittmer Jekel, 65, passed away on December 2, 2017. She received her B.A. Journalism from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Karen was nationally known for her pioneering leadership in the newspaper industry. She began her career as a retail advertising sales representative at the Detroit Free Press and rapidly rose to Retail Advertising Manager. She went on to be publisher of the Orange Coast Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, CA; the Salinas Californian, Salinas, CA; The Courier News, Bridgewater, NJ; the Steubenville, OH/Weirton, WVA Strategic Marketing Group; East Valley Tribune, Mesa/Scottsdale, AZ. Her civic affiliations included East Valley Partnership Board of Directors (past Chair); Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (past chair); Scottsdale Cultural Council Board of Directors; Walter Cronkite Telecommunications & Journalism/ASU - Trustee; Arizona Town Hall Board of Directors; Greater Phoenix Leadership Board of Directors; ASU Research Park Board of Trustees. Karen is survived by her husband Lou Jekel, her mother, two brothers and a sister as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Should any wish to donate to a charity they may to: Northern Arizona Hospice, 203 S. Candy Lane, Suite 10A, Cottonwood,AZ 86326. (Source: Arizona Republic)
John Reese WilliamsJohn Reese Williams2 Dec 2017John Reese Williams, AIA, 60, died on December 2, 2017. John graduated from ASU in 1981 with a degree in Architecture. He was selected by the faculty to receive the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. Upon graduation, John worked for George W. Christiansen and Associates, Architects; from 1982-86 with Smith, Hinchman & Grylls; from 1986-88 with Charles Kober Associates; 1988-2005 with Leo A. Daly, first in their Phoenix office, then in Los Angeles, and returning to the Phoenix office. Most notable was his work for the Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles in association with Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo. The "project of a lifetime" was being the Architect of Record for Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - the largest cathedral in the United States, completed in 2002. After returning to Phoenix, he completed major projects for RSP Architects, Architekton. He was the project architect for the Phoenix Convention Center Expansion and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. John is Senior Project Manager for Gensler and has been mentoring many of the entry-mid career designers. A passionate supporter of education and his alma mater, John served for a number of years on the ASU Alumni Board and later as president of the Architecture School Alumni group. He has contributed to the American Institute of Architects in a variety of leadership roles. For the past 12 years, he served as President of the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation. John was a member of the Board of Stewards for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West. Recently, he had been working with Senator John McCain and staff in reviving planning for the Rio Salado Project. John is survived by his spouse, Ernie Mack, a sister and a brother. A memorial service is being planned for January 13, 2018 at the ASU School of Design at 10:30 AM in Room 60 (lower level) of the North Building. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Rudy SchattkeRudy Schattke1 Dec 2017Rudy Schattke, 85, passed away December 1, 2017. He earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate from the University of Illinois. Rudy was a CPA and when he took the exam he received one of the top seven scores in the country. He became an esteemed professor of Accounting, first at ASU (1958-1961) and then at the University of Colorado from 1961 until his retirement in 1997. He received the Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in teaching in 1968. He worked in the research and writing department of the AICPA in NY, NY from 1968-1970 and served on the Accounting Executive Standards committee from 1984 to 1987. He authored three text books and published numerous articles. Rudy was preceded in death by a brother. He is survived by his wife Norma (nee Brooks), a brother, a son, two daughters, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. A celebration of his life was held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church on December 15, 2017. Contributions may be made to: TRU Community Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026 or to: The Music Department Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 2485 Stanford Court, Boulder, CO 80305. (Source: ASU Foundation)
George Sims WhamGeorge Sims Wham29 Nov 2017George Sims Wham, 97, passed away on November 29, 2017. After graduating ROTC from Clemson University in 1941, he served as a U.S. Army officer from 1941-1946 during WWII and attained the rank of Major. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action "while leading his company's attack in the face of intense enemy artillery and machine gun fire". He was wounded on 7 December 1944 in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest near Kommerscheidt, Germany, an area the Germans were probing just prior to their attack to commence the Battle of the Bulge. He was subsequently awarded the Bronze Star. For his combat injuries, he received the Purple Heart with bronze oak leaf cluster. He was awarded additional service medals. Notably, he was present and participated in the discovery and liberation of the Nazi concentration camp near Wobbelin. After receiving the surrender of major German forces at Schwerin in early May 1945, he served as Economics Officer in the US Sector Military Occupation and Government at Karlsruhe into the Fall of 1945. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army reserves in February 1953. After the war, Dr. Wham completed a Master's Degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee (1947) and then earned a PhD in Textile Chemistry from Penn State University (1951). He worked for the Hearst Corporation in New York City, Manhattan for 40 years where he was Vice President and Technical Director of the Good Housekeeping Magazine Institute. While at Good Housekeeping, he assumed leadership roles with several professional organizations. He received a distinguished service award from Underwriters Laboratories for 20 years of service to the Consumer Advisory Council. He was also an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Academy of Sciences, and ASTM International. Dr. Wham was a guest lecturer at Purdue University, University of Maryland, ASU, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, Clemson University, University of Rhode Island, and Michigan State University. He was a distinguished visiting professor at The University of North Carolina, 1987-1988. Dr. Wham was predeceased by four siblings. He is survived by his wife, Beth Keeler Wham, three children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two siblings, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Interment will take place privately at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown. A public Memorial Service will be held on December 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM at 300 Etra Road, Hightstown, NJ 08520 (in the Meadow Lakes Community). Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Wham's memory to the Meadow Lakes Employee Education Fund, payable to Meadow Lakes Forum, with a memo denoting the Education Award Fund, 82 Meadow Lakes, Hightstown NJ 08520.
Peter Joseph CorpsteinPeter Joseph Corpstein28 Nov 2017Peter "Pete" Joseph Corpstein, 87, died on November 28, 2017. Pete's grandfather Peter founded Valley Lumber in 1898, and later became Mayor of Phoenix. Pete's other grandfather, John Norton, settled in the Valley in 1881 and oversaw the design and construction of much of the Arizona Canal system and served as a Maricopa County Supervisor. Pete attended the University of Arizona. After university, he entered the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant and served in Germany and various posts in the U.S. until he was honorably discharged in1957. He returned home to work in the family business - Valley Lumber, Feed & Seed Company. Pete ran the lumber company division and his brother Bill ran the feed and seed divisions. In the late 1960’s Pete and Bill sold Valley Lumber Company to O'Malley's Lumber. With time on his hands, Pete engaged in charitable work and political fundraising. Republican Party officials asked him to run for the Arizona House of Representatives for the old legislative district 24. He was elected in 1973. He served as Representative in the House for 10 years and then served in the Arizona Senate for another 8 years. He received the Air Conservationist of the Year award from the Wildlife Federation in 1987 for passing comprehensive legislation to improve the Valley's air quality. Subsequent to the legislature, Pete served four years as Maricopa County Assessor. In 1989 he was elected Vice Chairman of the Western Legislative Conference, consisting of all 13 western states and three U.S. Territories. He also was elected Chairman of the National Transportation Task Force on Urban Mobility Transportation and the Board of Directors of the Arizona Highway Users Federation. Pete was a member of the St. Luke's Medical Center "Luke's Men" (Founding President), Young Presidents Organization, ASU Sun Angel Foundation (Honorary Lifetime Director), Trunk 'N Tusk Committee, Early Birds, Valley Field and Riding Club and Phoenix Country Club. Pete is survived by wife, Alice Daly Corpstein, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and his extended family. He is preceded in death by a brother. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5 to 7:30pm at Messinger Indian School Mortuary. The funeral is scheduled for 12:30pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Community, 10815 N. 84th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Reception to follow at Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley. Pete will be interred at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ. Donations honoring Pete can be made to Neighborhood Ministries, 1918 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85009. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Lanny StandridgeLanny Standridge28 Nov 2017Lanny Standridge, age not mentioned, passed away on November 28, 2017. Soon after high school, Lanny began his 32 year career in the army as an entry-level Infantry recruit. He embarked on the fulfillment of his dream to fly when he received orders for initial flight training in Texas. While serving two tours in the Vietnam war, he took every mission he could, especially those that no one else wanted because they were too dangerous, even those in which he was told there would be no search and rescue should the plane go down. He retired from the military as a Colonel. Following his military retirement, Lanny served as the Assistant Director for the ASU Police Department and later was selected as Chief of Police. He lead the department on a multi-year process to become Police Accredited, by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). He provided stadium security as Police Commander for Super Bowl XXX, received many accolades and designed a functional layout for three new police buildings that were completed on time and on budget. He then served as a Consultant for the Arizona State Board of Education which was followed by a career as Director for Teacher Certification K-12. He later authored an Emergency Preparedness Plan for Scottsdale Community College as a consultant. Lanny is survived by his wife, Becky, and his two sons. A Celebration of Life for Lanny will be held at Usery Mountain Park Saturday, December 2nd, from 3:00-5:00 PM at Pavilions D1 and D2. It will cost $6.00 per vehicle to get into the park. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Lorana Randall WhitingLorana Randall Whiting25 Nov 2017Lorana Randall Whiting, 89, passed away on November 25, 2017. She and her husband, Milton “Mickey” Whiting, moved to Phoenix in 1967 when Mickey’s work with Kaibab Industries brought them here. Lorana and Mickey attended ASU and later established the Kaibab Industries Scholarship program for deserving students. Lorana was predeceased by five siblings and her husband Mickey. She is survived by five children, 20 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 6-8 PM at the LDS Church, Arcadia Ward building, 4225 N. 56 St, Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8th at 10:30 AM, preceded by a visitation from 9-10:00 AM at the LDS Church, Arcadia Ward building, 4225 N. 56 St, Phoenix, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made in Lorana's memory to any of the LDS Philanthropies (Source: Arizona Republic)
Amanda Blanche BellAmanda Blanche Bell21 Nov 2017Amanda Blanche Bell, 96, passed away on November 21, 2017. She guided student teachers while working for ASU. Her passion for education touched many lives and she encouraged others to get higher degrees in education. Amanda is survived by a daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Donald John FreemanDonald John Freeman21 Nov 2017Donald John Freeman, PhD, 78, died November 21, 2017. Don was a professor at Michigan State University before becoming an Associate Dean and professor in the College of Education at ASU. He touched many lives through his work as a Senior Researcher, Institute of Research on Teaching, his classroom teaching as well as mentoring young professionals. He found his collaborative work with the Dine College of the Navajo Nation, and teaching abroad especially meaningful. Don is survived by his wife Cheryl, his three sons and seven grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park in Scottsdale, AZ. The family requests donations be made to the Memory Keepers Foundation .
Margaret FerrellMargaret Ferrell19 Nov 2017Margaret Ferrell, 93, passed away on November 19, 2017. Margaret graduated from ASU with a BA in History in 1982. She worked as a secretary in the Educational Psychology Department at ASU until her retirement. She is survived by three daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her late husband, Wilfred A. (Bill) Ferrell, passed away in 1993. He was a former director of graduate studies and English Department chair at ASU, and also a member of the ASURA board. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a contribution in Margaret's name to Scottsdale Community Partners . (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Irma "Ann" Rispoli18 Nov 2017Irma “Ann” Rispoli,, 94, passed away on November 18, 2017. She was a U.S, Navy veteran of WWII. Ann was married to Frank Rispoli, who was Assistant Athletic Director at ASU until his death in 1976. ASU played a major role in her life as a student then as an employee. She is survived by three children, three grandsons and three great grand children. A memorial service will be held Friday December 1, 2017 at 11 am, at University Lutheran Church, 340 E 15th St. Tempe, AZ. Donations may be made to University Lutheran Church or Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Linda ShackleLinda Shackle18 Nov 2017Linda Shackle, 65, passed away on November 18, 2017. Linda held a Masters Degree in Library Sciences. She had been a librarian at Virginia Tech. After moving to Arizona she was employed at ASU as a Science and Engineering Librarian, a position that she held for 35 years until her death. She is survived by her husband Ronald, her father, a sister, brother, nephew, goddaughter and extended family. She was predeceased by her mother. A Celebration of Linda's life will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm with a viewing at 6pm at Richardson Funeral Home, 2621 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona. Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Corrine WestbyCorrine Westby4 Nov 2017Corrine Westby ("Connie"), 94, passed away on November 4, 2017. In 1947 Connie completed her RN training in Rochester, Minnesota and was a graduate of the Eitel Hospital College of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse (RN) and later a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for over 30 years. During the 1960s and 1970s, she worked as the Director of Nursing, helping to establish two nursing homes. She returned to school and graduated from the first civilian Family Nurse Practitioner class at the University of Arizona. She retired as the first Family Nurse Practitioner at ASU after 28 years of service. She loved going to work each day to take care of the students and is remembered as the "energizer bunny," whose laughter and clicking heels filled the ASU Health Center hallway. She also worked at St. Joseph's Hospital for many years and for a local physician. She is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Connie is predeceased by two brothers. In Connie's memory, she asks that you "hug a loved one today." Donations may be made to the Arizona Humane Society in the name of her beloved canine companion, Kaitlin, or to ChildFund. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Francis Allen SproutFrancis Allen Sprout2 Nov 2017Francis Allen Sprout, 77, passed away November 2, 2017. He studied studio art and art education at the University of Arizona (1960s). During his high school and college years he also served in the Arizona National Guard, attending Officer Candidate School where he was promoted to rank of Lieutenant. After graduating college, Francis taught drawing, painting, and sculpture at high schools in Tucson and Santee California. He entered the visual art program at University of California, San Diego in 1970 as a Ford Foundation Fellow and graduated with an MFA in 1972. He taught at the University of Denver from 1972-1974 and in 1973 Francis was selected to represent Colorado in the 74th Western Annual at the Denver Art Museum. Thereafter he taught at Metropolitan State College in Denver, where he was awarded tenure in 1981, and exhibited and lectured throughout Colorado. In 1984 he took a sabbatical leave and enrolled in the African Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He subsequently received his MA in African Studies from UCLA in 1990. In 1987 he returned to Arizona as an adjunct professor at the west campus of ASU and in 1991 he and his wife moved to New York where Francis established a studio in Port Chester. In addition to studio production, he taught art and art history at Purchase College, Manhattanville College, and Pratt Institute of Art. In 2004 they moved to Vero Beach where his studio work and teaching continued. For many years Francis was represented in Vero Beach by the Admiralty Gallery. He continued offering classes at IRSC and then at the Museum Art School of the Vero Beach Museum of Art until May of this year. His work is represented in the collections of the ASU Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum of Art as well as many private and corporate collections, including Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; Johns Manville Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia and Pfizer Learning Center, Rye Brook, New York. Francis is survived by his wife Cindy, a cousin, a daughter and three grandchildren. A celebration of life was held at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on November 12. Gifts may be made in his memory to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32967.
Dorothy N. YoungDorothy N. Young1 Nov 2017Dorothy N. Young, 96, passed away on November 1, 2017. She graduated from Paterson General Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. In 1959 she and her husband moved their family to Arizona where Dorothy continued with her nursing career at various local hospitals. The last ten years before retirement were with the Student Health Center at ASU. Her husband, David, died in 2003. Survivors include five children, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a brother. Her service will be held on December 16, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chandler, AZ. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or The Salvation Army. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Fidel M. TorresFidel M. Torres31 Oct 2017Fidel M. Torres, 46, passed away on October 31, 2017. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Navy for three years, attending the United States Naval Academy for two years, where he was on the Naval Academy track team. Following his military service, he enrolled in the University of New Mexico, and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics in 2001. He later graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2005 with a Master of Arts Degree in Education and Counseling. During this time, he also earned professional licenses in School and Mental Health Counseling. As a licensed counselor, he spent 13 years as a career, academic counselor for post-secondary and secondary schools in Arizona and New Mexico, including ASU, University of New Mexico – Taos Branch, Luna Community College and high schools in New Mexico. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, three nieces, three nephews, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, NM. Funeral Mass will be conducted immediately following the rosary also at Immaculate Conception Church. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM.
MaryAnn ParksMaryAnn Parks29 Oct 2017MaryAnn Parks, 70, died October 29, 2017. She graduated from St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo and then worked at the Corning Glass Works as a Data Entry Operator for 20 years. In the fall of 1989 she attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to study accounting. Upon completion, she moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked at ASU for three years before working as an instructional aide in the Students with Special Needs Department at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. She also taught ASL classes to preschool deaf students, chaired the Miss Deaf America Pageant, and chaired the Board of Directors of Arizona AIDS Services for the Deaf. She moved to Corning, NY in 1998. She and her husband operated their restaurant in Painted Post from 2000 to 2002. After that, she attended Keuka College to complete her BA Degree in Education and ASL instruction in 2004. She was employed by Corning Community College as an American Sign Language Instructor for at least ten years. She possessed a teaching certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association. Prior to working at CCC, she worked as a teaching aide at the Northeast Elementary School in Ithaca, working with elementary deaf students and also taught ASL at STS BOCES. She is survived by her husband Ray S. Parks, Jr., a daughter, son, sister, three brothers, step son, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was November 2nd at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research or to All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Reynolds Kay Hoover M.D.Reynolds Kay Hoover M.D.28 Oct 2017Reynolds Kay Hoover M.D., 92, passed away October 28, 2017. He enrolled in premed at the University of Oregon from 1943-45 in Eugene, OR; attended Medical school in Portland from 1945-1949 where he earned his medical degree. Following that he spent one year completing his internship and then went on to complete his residency from 1950-53 in Internal Medicine. He also was enlisted in the US Army Medical Corps in Fort Lawton as a captain from 1953-55. In 1955, he began private practice in internal medicine in Eugene, OR, through 1993. During that time he was also a member of the staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Kay was Chief of Medicine from 1972-76, Chief of Rehabilitation from 1978-81, and was certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1957. He was also a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine and of the American College of Physicians. He retired practice in 1993. From 1993-1998, he volunteered at ASU at Student Health Services, at Lane Community College from 1995-2002, and at the Volunteers in Medicine from 2000-2016. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie June Scherlie, four children,six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1, at 3:00 pm at First Congregational Church located at 1050 East 23rd, Eugene, OR. The family requests donations be made to the Eugene Mission or Food For Lane County. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Fred MillerFred Miller22 Oct 2017
Former ASU athletic director Fred Miller, passed away on October 22, 2017, at age 86. 
Miller played college football at the College of the Pacific and later earned his graduate degree at the University of Southern California. His doctoral dissertation at Indiana University in the early 1960s was on helmet construction and avoiding concussions in football players. He was one of the earliest proponents of player safety.
Miller was hired as ASU's athletic director in 1971, and in subsequent years oversaw a major expansion of the university's sports programs, including the addition of numerous women's programs, as well as upgrades to facilities.
His tenure coincided with a period when ASU football was gaining more national attention and success under Frank Kush, who had been head coach since 1958 and was highly regarded among boosters and fans for his hard-nosed methods and winning ways. His 1975 team finished the season undefeated and ranked second in the nation after a stunning defeat of national powerhouse Nebraska.
A few years later, Miller found himself in the middle of a controversy involving the by-then legendary coach. A punter on the team, Kevin Rutledge, accused Kush of shaking his face mask and punching him during a 1978 game. During a subsequent university investigation, some players supported Rutledge's claim and some assistant coaches said they were asked to lie to cover up for Kush. Miller fired Kush on October 13, 1979, for allegedly lying about the incident. The decision was made several hours before Kush coached his final game, an upset win over Washington. Afterward, he was carried off the field by the team.
Miller’s firing of Kush triggered threats and a backlash against the university. The fallout from Kush’s dismissal was extensive, with Miller's family receiving threats. More controversy involving the program surfaced soon after.
Miller was fired in early 1980, and later that year ASU was placed on two-year NCAA probation with a one-year postseason ban in ’81 for a lengthy list of violations that occurred late in the Kush era. Lawsuits related to the Kush-Rutledge incident continued until 1986, but Kush never was found liable.
Miller left Arizona and became athletic director at San Diego State University from 1985 to 1995 and continued his involvement in various NCAA efforts.
Miller was inducted into the ASU sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Miller’s death came just four months after Kush died at age 88.
Lewis Arthur TambsLewis Arthur Tambs19 Oct 2017Lewis Arthur Tambs, 90, passed away on October 19, 2017. He served in the United States Army from 1945-47 and 1950-51. Lewis graduated from the University of California Berkley with a degree in civil engineering in 1953 and went on to work for Standard Brands Oil in San Francisco. He then worked from 1954-59 in Venezuela first as a pipeline engineer for Creole Petroleum in Caracas and later as a General Manager for CACYP Petroleum in Maracaibo. Upon returning to the states he studied Latin American History at UC Santa Barbara, where he received a Masters and Ph.D. Lewis taught at Creighton University as an assistant professor and later became a tenured professor and the Director for Latin American Studies at ASU. He also taught at the graduate level at Thunderbird International School of Management. Lewis was fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and wrote various books and articles on Russia, Hitler's Spanish Legion, and most notably Latin America. Lewis Tambs' expertise led him to a position as a Latin American consultant at the National Security Council in 1982 and was subsequently appointed United States Ambassador to Colombia (1983-85) and Costa Rica (1985-87). He retired from ASU in 2002. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, seven children and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30p.m. at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042. Services will be held on October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church located 1800 E Libra Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Jerome Melville AronsonJerome "Jerry" Melville Aronson7 Oct 2017Jerome "Jerry" Melville Aronson, 87, passed away on October 7, 2017. Jerry graduated from UC Berkeley in 1958 with a PhD in botany. He traveled to Leeds, England on a research fellowship and was an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan before joining the Plant Biology Department at ASU in 1966. He taught plant biology and plant physiology. In 1983, he secured a sabbatical to Salamanca, Spain. Jerry retired from ASU in 1996 as Professor of Plant Biology. He was as an ASURA board member from 2004-2007 and was the Legislative Liaison from 2003-2013. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Danièle, and by a son. He leaves behind a daughter; dear friend, Judy Golis and extended family and friends. A private remembrance will be hosted by family on Sunday, October 29, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Camp Kesem at ASU as a lasting tribute. Donate online at Camp Kesem or by check made payable to: Camp Kesem at Arizona State University, P.O. Box 386 Tempe, AZ 85281. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Lila ByrdLila Byrd3 Oct 2017Lila Byrd, 91, passed away on October 3, 2017. She moved to Arizona in 1964 and worked at ASU for 20 years. Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, a son, three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by a son, daughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona on October 10, 2017. Donations may be sent to Hospice of the Valley.
Patricia Ann TalleyPatricia Ann Talley2 Oct 2017The Honorable Patricia Ann Talley, 64, passed away on October 2, 2017. Pat attended ASU, George Washington University and Whittier Law School. She was active in the growth of Arizona and a resource for political figures from both parties.  She helped found (and played in) the World Team Tennis League. As part of the Talley Industries management team, she worked on the rebuilding of the Arizona Biltmore, the gifting of Squaw Peak to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the gifting of the historic Castle Hot Springs resort to ASU, and the gifting of her family's presidential Roald Amundsen Pullman car to Scottsdale's McCormick Stillman Railroad Park. Barely out of high school, she helped found Terros Health, a health-care organization that touched over 55,000 lives in 2015, and she became one of Arizona's first woman EMTs.  She was active in founding the Blue's Angels dog therapy program, support for armed service members, and tree plantings in Scottsdale's Rotary Park. Pat is predeceased by her husband John Robert Stonor. She is survived by a nephew and a brother. Her family requests contributions to the Arizona Humane Society. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 James M. Casey25 Sep 2017James M. Casey, 98, passed away on September 25, 2017. James attended the University of Nebraska nearly completing an engineering degree then served in the Army for over three years in WWII as a Staff Sergeant. He received the Purple Heart for sustaining injuries in the Battle of the Bulge, two Bronze Stars as well as several other citations and medals. James was employed at ASU for over 19 years. He leaves his wife, Shirley Casey, a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters and three siblings. A grave side ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations will be accepted either at The Hospice of the Valley, or the VFW in Tempe, Arizona.
Elizabeth D. Capaldi PhillipsElizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips23 Sep 2017Elizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips, 72, Professor of Psychology and Provost Emerita at ASU, died on September 23, 2017. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1965 and her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. Phillips' long and productive career as a research scientist was particularly focused on the psychology of eating, a subject on which she edited two books, including Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating and Taste, Experience and Feeding with T.L. Powley. She was a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science (president in 1999-2000), and the Midwestern Psychological Association (president in 1991-92). From 1987-1989 she served as Chair of the Psychobiology and Behavior Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Phillips' career began at Purdue University, where she rose to Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences (1983-88) and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (1982-86). She moved to the University of Florida in 1988, and served as Provost from 1996-99. At Florida, she was instrumental in creating a new student advising system which was responsible for dramatic improvements in graduation rates. In 2000 Phillips became Provost and Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, subsequently moving to Albany to take up a position as Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff of the State University of New York in 2003. During her tenure the Office of Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach was created at the University at Buffalo and sponsored research increased substantially. 


From 2006 to 2013, Phillips served as University Provost and Executive Vice President of ASU, becoming the first woman to hold the post, shepherding the university through an exciting period of transformation and growth. She provided leadership to all of ASU's campuses and academic programs, fostering excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. She had an unflagging commitment to equality, access, inclusion, interdisciplinary, and technological innovation in the service of student-centered education. She worked with President Michael Crow in transforming ASU into a 'New American University,' that aimed to challenge the standard definition of a research university by 'measuring its academic success through the education that the graduates have received rather than the qualifications of the incoming freshman class.' After retiring from administration, in 2016, Phillips, whose research was widely cited in the popular press and media, hosted a show for Arizona public television based on her ongoing experimental work with animal and human subjects, 'Eating Psychology with Betty.' Here she discussed the 'biology, genetics, social and learned behaviors of tasting and eating food,' urging audiences to 'train their taste buds,' to enjoy their food without guilt or shame, and to apply what they learned in their own kitchens. Phillips, who served as co-director of the Obesity Solutions Initiative at ASU, used her considerable expertise to give viewers a better understanding of their eating experience. Capaldi Phillips is survived by her husband, Dr. Winfred Phillips, Executive Chief of Staff at the University of Florida, three brothers, three nieces, a nephew and great nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed by a contribution to a charity of your choice. (Source: The Gainesville Sun)

Kimberly John DeLongKimberly John DeLong22 Sep 2017Kimberly John DeLong, 67, passed away on September 22, 2017. He attended Eastern Washington University then went to Graduate School at Cornell University in New York. After finishing at Cornell in 1974, he moved to Denver and later to Anchorage, Alaska where he began teaching theatre at the University of Alaska for four years. He next moved to Phoenix, AZ where he taught for four years at ASU. He returned to Montana in 1989 where he served as the Chair of the Theatre Dept. at Carroll College in Helena for 16 years. There he enhanced its programming, faculty and facilities and eventually became Fine Arts Chair. In 1997, Kim co-founded the Montana Shakespeare Company and produced "A Midsummer Night's Dream," as its inaugural production. Over the course of 20 years, MSC rose from humble beginnings to an annual summer repertory company, bringing professional actors from across the country to perform with Montana talent. In 2005, Kim departed Carroll to focus his energies on MSC and screenwriting. Kim was a member of Actors Equity Association (stage) and the Screen Actors Guild (film). He worked in theatre from coast to coast and also in film and TV. In 2016 he performed in his final Shakespeare as King Lear. He leaves behind his wife, Martha Sprague, three daughters and three siblings. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, November 4, 2017. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Janet Vogelsang Lape-Bertani17 Sep 2017Janet Vogelsang Lape-Bertani, 82, died on September 17, 2017. She attended Marquette University. She married Howard Lape then after they divorced, she moved to Tempe, Ariz., where she worked at ASU and later at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. She remarried in 1985 to Barry Bertani. She is survived by her two children, a grandson, a  sister, niece and nephew. A funeral Mass was held on September 27, 2017 at San Francisco de Asis Church in Flagstaff. Donations may be made in her honor to National Alliance on Mental Illness . (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Shirley Ann Kleinlein16 Sep 2017Shirley Ann Kleinlein, 67, passed away on September 16, 2017. Shirley graduated from St. Johns School of Nursing in 1970 where she became an Illinois Certified Registered Professional Nurse.  In 1984 she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and in 2002 she received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Shirley worked as a nurse for a variety of hospitals and doctors offices in Illinois from 1970 until 1988 and from 1988 until 2000 served as the Director of Nursing at LaSalle County Health Department.  Shirley then became a Clinical Assistant Professor at ASU College of Health and Innovations from 2001 until 2016. Shirley is survived by her husband, Bruce, two sons, two granddaughters, a half-brother and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, IL. Condolences for the family may be left on line at Hendricker Funeral Home . Charitable donations may be made to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield MA 01202 Tel: 1-888-557-7177  ; American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123 Tel: 1-800-227-2345 ; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 Tel: 1-800-805-5856 
Salvatore "Sal" Anthony MandarinoSalvatore "Sal" Anthony Mandarino16 Sep 2017Salvatore “Sal” Anthony Mandarino, 100, passed away September 16, 2017. Sal enlisted in the Army Aircorp in 1942 where he served as a Tech Sargent/Crew Chief on a C-47 Troop Carrier during World War II.  He enjoyed several careers during his life including sign painting, retail store management, and Chemistry Department clerk at ASU. The pleasure he derived from working with others was displayed during his 1984 battle with State and Federal policy makers to extend the mandatory retirement age of 70, so he could continue working. He won! Sal is survived by two sisters, two sons, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, who passed away in 2009. She had also worked at ASU in the Residency department. A brother preceded Sal in death. A private military ceremony was held on September 25, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Memorials in the name of Salvatore A. Mandarino may be made to the    Hospice of the Valley
Helen Marla MutschlerHelen Marla Mutschler13 Sep 2017Helen Marla Mutschler, 82, passed away on September 13, 2017.  Marla was an accomplished musician from an early age, playing violin, flute and piano.  She studied violin and played in the South Bend-Mishawaka Junior Symphony during her high school years. In 1952 Marla continued her music education at DePauw University in Greencastle. In 1954 she transferred to Eastman  School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she gained much experience playing in the Eastman Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. After graduation from Eastman in 1956, she received a Fullbright Scholarship to study in Austria. She moved back to the United States in late 1957 and continued her music studies at the University of Illinois.  She also played in the Dallas Symphony from 1959-1961, took a teaching position at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX 1959-1967, and performed with the Corpus Christi Symphony from 1962-1967.  The years of study at the University of Illinois resulted in Marla being awarded a Master's degree for Violin Performance in 1959 and a Doctorate in 1973.  Marla's university music teaching career continued in 1972 at University of Wisconsin at Parkside, in 1975 at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, then in 1983 at Miami University in Miami, FL and finally in 1989 at ASU in Tempe Arizona.  She retired in 1999. Marla is preceded in death by a sister and is survived by a sister.  Funeral services were held on September 21 in Nappanee, IN. A donation may be made to Friends For Life Humane Shelter in Mesa, AZ or the ASU School of Music String Project which offers low-cost high-quality instruction for middle and high school students on orchestral stringed instruments.  Please contact by for more information. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Lorna Lok Ping ChengLorna Lok Ping Cheng9 Sep 2017Lorna Lok Ping Cheng, 75, passed away on September 9, 2017. Lorna graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1963 with a degree in Science. She came to the United States in 1964 to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where she earned a Master's Degree in Mathematics. After graduation, she began a career in computer science working for various companies. She also taught computer science at ASU for seven years as an instructor. She married Dr. Vincent Cheng in 1966 and they became US citizens in the early 1980's. They moved to Visalia, CA in 1990. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Vincent Cheng, a son, two granddaughters, three siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service was held on September 16, 2017 at First Christian Church, 1023 North Chinowth Street, Visalia, CA 93291. Donations to the First Christian Church of Visalia would be appreciated.
Elinor Lois WinklesElinor Lois Winkles7 Sep 2017Elinor "Ellie" Lois Winkles, 86, passed away on September 7, 2017. Ellie's first job was as a teacher at First Lutheran School, grades 1-3, in Burbank, California. During this time, she began dating Bobby Winkles, her husband of sixty-four years. Ellie graduated from ASU with a BA in Elementary Education in 1971. Bobby was ASU baseball coach and instructor from 1958 to 1972. He lead the team to national championships in 1965, 1967 and 1969. His Video History interview may be seen at  Ellie supported Bob in his baseball career and went to every game. Ellie is survived by her husband, Bobby, two daughters, two grandchildren, a sister and a brother. She was preceded in death by a daughter and two sisters. (Source: Arizona Republic and David Scheatzle)
 Joan Marilyn Ervey6 Sep 2017Joan Marilyn Ervey passed away on September 6, 2017. She worked for the admissions department for ASU until she retired in 1993. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy, two brothers and a sister. Memorial services will be October 27 from 6-9 pm at the Legacy Funeral Home, 1374 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. (Source: ASU Foundation)
John HollowayJohn Holloway6 Sep 2017John Holloway, 77, emeritus professor of chemistry and geology in ASU’s School for Molecular Sciences, died on Sept. 6, 2017. Following a stint in the military, he was educated in geology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He went on to earn a doctorate in geochemistry at Penn State University. There he published, with others, a series of groundbreaking papers on the properties of water at high pressures and temperatures. Holloway came to ASU as part of an effort to combine the research fields of chemistry and geology, continuing an effort begun by Leroy Eyring in the chemistry department. Holloway started full time in 1969.

After a sabbatical spent at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory in its high-pressure laboratory, Holloway began to build an innovative and highly productive experimental program in high-pressure research. As his Depths of the Earth (DotE) laboratory became established, it served as a waypoint for a continuous stream of students, postdoc researchers, and visitors from around the world. 

In addition to his academic work, Holloway helped to found, with ASU colleagues John McNerney and Peter Buseck, the Jerome Instrument Company. Based in the abandoned high school gymnasium in Jerome, AZ, JIC manufactured an environmental mercury sensor, still the primary mercury detection system in use today. After JIC was sold in 1986, Holloway started another business, Depths of the Earth, Inc., selling high-pressure devices.

Toward the end of the 1990s Holloway's research interests turned toward biology. He began undertaking experiments to determine the origin of life-forming organic compounds, and the survival of microorganisms in "black smokers," thermal springs on the ocean bottom. This work included a trip to the ocean bottom in the deep-diving research submarine Alvin, along with the development of massive laboratory vessels to simulate the heat and pressure found in black smokers.

Before retirement, he took a final sabbatical year and did research at the University of Botswana and for DeBeers in Johannesburg and Kimberly, South Africa. The second half of the sabbatical was spent at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel where he did research with a former Caltech colleague. He also gave talks in Cairo and traveled to the western deserts of Egypt to examine the unusual stone and rock formations there.

John Holloway retired from ASU in 2007. After retirement, Holloway and his wife, Helen Rosen, traveled to Japan, where John had a six-month appointment from Kyoto University to do research in both Kyoto and Beppu, Japan. On returning, he and Rosen moved to Ashland, Oregon, where he taught geology classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In 2012, he was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by Rosen, two sons with former wife Ele Lavender, and two grandsons.
(Source: ASU Insight)
John Costain Knight IIJohn Costain Knight II5 Sep 2017John Costain (Jack) Knight II, 81, passed away on September 5, 2017. He attained both his Bachelor's degree in Science and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, and in 1960 moved to the United States to begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maine. Jack's research on steroids and other bioactive chemicals moved him across the United States: first to Stanford University, where he did a year-long post-doctoral fellowship, then to the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, to ASU, and eventually to The Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1997 he retired from Upjohn and returned to Arizona and to ASU as an associate professor.  He continued his anti-cancer research and ran the university's Mass Spectrometry Facility under his friend and mentor, Bob Pettit, until his retirement in 2006. Jack is survived by his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Blaisdell, a daughter, a son and three grandchildren. His family and friends gathered on September 15 to pay tribute to his life and honor his memory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at Old Burdick's Bar and Grill in Downtown Kalamazoo. Donations may be made to cancer research. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Ernesto Marroquin BernalErnesto Marroquin Bernal1 Sep 2017Ernesto Marroquín Bernal passed away September 1, 2017. As former Dean of the College of Education at UT Pan American in the 1990s and key in the development of the Division of Bicultural Bilingual Studies at UTSA in the 1970s, Bernal authored the first scholarly research on the Latino gifted child in the U.S. He was a prolific scholar and innovator in the fields of Bilingual Education, Gifted Education, and the Psychometric Analysis of Test Bias, and spent a lifetime speaking and publishing on the gifts of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Dr. Bernal co-founded, along with his wife, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, a bilingual school for the gifted and creative child, Camino, and headed up the San Antonio Gifted Education Foundation, which operated from 2002-2006. Bernal began his teaching career at Keystone School teaching English and Government. He later received an MA from Our Lady of the Lake and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He served as faculty at St Mary's University, the University of Texas San Antonio; California State University Fresno; Cal State San Bernardino, Northern Arizona University, ASU and UT Pan American. Dr. Bernal served as a consultant to educational institutions and projects throughout the U.S. and Mexico, developed bilingual curriculum, and directed the Center for Bilingual Education and Research at ASU, as well as developing and administering other programs throughout the Southwest. Dr. Bernal was pre-deceased by a brother and a daughter. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, three sons, three daughters and a grandson. Funeral service was held on September 10, 2017 at The Angelus Funeral Home Chapel 1119 N. St. Mary's St, recitation of the Rosary on September 11, 2017 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1515 Saltillo St. Interment was at Bluebonnet Cemetery Somerset, Texas
Kathleen Elizabeth FlanaganKathleen Elizabeth Flanagan1 Sep 2017Kathleen Elizabeth Flanagan, 66, passed away on September 1, 2017. She attended Loretta Academy, married and moved to Alabama, then southern California, then San Jose, California, then to Phoenix, Arizona. Kathleen worked for the Berryessa School District in San Jose as an executive secretary; ASU West as a secretary, and for the Arizona Health Department Disease Prevention Services as a secretary. She is survived by a son, a granddaughter, two siblings, her ex-husband, and nieces and nephews. Services were held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria, Arizona, 85381, with burial at Arrowhead Memorial Gardens,7545 West Rose Garden Lane, Glendale, Arizona. Donations may be made to the Detour Company Theatre, of Scottsdale. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Enos Edwin Underwood31 Aug 2017Enos Edwin Underwood, 88, passed away August 31, 2017. He earned a college scholarship in football and baseball to Eastern Washington State College (EWU) in 1948. Enos began his career as a teacher, principal and registrar in Washington State before becoming the registrar at ASU from 1972 until his retirement in 1994. Enos is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. An avid hunter, he traveled Arizona and New Mexico for quail with his loyal dog, Luke. His final resting spot will take him high above Lake Roosevelt in the beautiful wheat fields in eastern Washington State. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Janet Ballantyne30 Aug 2017Janet Ballantyne, 78, passed away on August 30, 2017. She received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1961, a master's degree in public administration from Syracuse University in 1962, and a PhD in international development from Cornell's School of Business in 1976. Dr. Ballantyne spent 33 years with the Agency for International Development (USAID). She served at Washington headquarters and in six country and regional programs-Peru, Nepal, Morocco, Nicaragua, Russia, and the Central Asian Republics. She was deputy mission director in Nepal and Morocco and mission director in Nicaragua, Russia, and the Central Asian Republics. In Washington, she served first as an economist in the Bureau for Latin America, and later as deputy assistant administrator in four bureaus. Following her last overseas tour, as USAID's principal representative in Moscow, she served two years as USAID Professor at the National War College in Washington. Her final assignment was as counselor to the agency. Dr. Ballantyne retired from USAID in 2002 with the rank of career minister and joined the firm Abt Associates at its Bethesda location where she served as group vice president of its international programs. In 2007, she returned to USAID and served as senior deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean for five years before retiring a second time in 2012. In 2016 she was recognized by USAID's administrator for a lifetime of service to the agency and the American people and extraordinary commitment to global development. Since retiring, Dr. Ballantyne continued to work in development. She was a recurring consultant for ASU and did shorter consulting jobs for a number of private firms and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She was predeceased by her husband Robert P. Murphy, a former Peace Corps volunteer and USAID contractor. She is survived by a son, two grandchildren, a brother, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on September 24, 2017 at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pets-DC.
 Nancy Lee Bloemendaal29 Aug 2017Nancy Lee Bloemendaal, 79, passed away on August 29, 2017. She began her education in 1956 at Cottey College, Nevada, MO; then Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD; Kachina School of Art, Arizona School of Art and Phoenix College. At ASU she earned a BA, followed by a MFA from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. In between her educational pursuits, Nancy worked as a commercial artist and a theatre teacher at Saquaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ. After completing her education, Nancy became a Professor in the Music Department at ASU. She spent 11 years as a Designer-Tech Director for Lyric Opera theatre, producing five shows a year, plus a summer musical. Nancy is survived by a brother, two cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother. A funeral service was on September 5, 2017. A private family internment took place at the Ipswich City cemetery, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ipswich United Church of Christ or the Ipswich Area Foundation. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Russell James PetersenRussell James Petersen28 Aug 2017Russell James Petersen, 80, passed away on August 28, 2017. After graduating from high school, Russ entered the US Navy and was accepted into the Naval Cadet (NAVCAD) program, then attended Aviation Officer Candidate's School in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Naval Aviator wings and was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy in 1957. He served 21 years in the US Navy and US Navy Reserve, and in 1976 retired at the rank of Commander. Russ earned a Bachelor's Degree from Oregon State University in 1963, a Master's Degree from the University of Oregon in 1964, became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon in 1966, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Accountancy from the University of Washington in 1971. Russ served as a faculty member at Duke University, Willamette University and the University of Illinois. He served as the Chair of the School of Accountancy at ASU and the Chair of Accounting at the University of Iowa. He then served as the dean of the colleges of business at the University of Alabama, the University of Akron and the University of Texas at Arlington. Before retiring he joined Seattle University, where he ended his career by teaching accounting. Russ is survived by his wife, Nancy, a sister, a son, two daughters and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held on September 2 at the Willamette Memorial Park Chapel, 2640 Old Salem Rd, NE Albany. Memorial gifts in Russ' honor may be sent to Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home, 2765 Kingwood St., Florence, OR 97439 in favor of either the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
 George W. Schlinsog28 Aug 2017George W. Schlinsog, 89, passed away on August 28, 2017. He studied at Walla Walla College, but his education was interrupted when he was drafted into the Army and was stationed at an Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany where he worked in the lab.  When discharged from the Army, George returned to Oregon and taught at several rural schools in Oregon and Montana. He resumed his education at Walla Walla College and completed his degree in Education. He, his wife and their daughter later returned to Germany where he taught elementary children of the Armed Forces stationed in Frankfurt. Finally he moved to Eugene, OR where he taught at the Junior Academy while attending the University of Oregon where he obtained a doctorate in Education. After a brief stint teaching at ASU, he spent most of his professional career as the Assistant Dean of Education at the University of Central Illinois. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Joan E. Moyer27 Aug 2017Joan E. Moyer, 85, passed away August 27, 2017. She received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland, M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and her B.S. in Early Education from Kutztown University. Joan was a professor at ASU before retiring. Her love of travel and teaching took her around the world, including Beirut, Lebanon, where she lived and taught at the Beirut College for Women. Survivors include a sister and many nieces and nephews. Services were Private. A donation in memory of Joan may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 617 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055, or at .
Dr. William G. McCarthyDr. William G. McCarthy26 Aug 2017Dr. William G. McCarthy, 91, passed away August 26, 2017. He was a Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Indiana State University. Dr. McCarthy was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his doctoral degree from Stanford University. He served as Department Chair and Professor of Elementary Education at Indiana State University (I.S.U.) from 1969-91. His publications and presentations focused on the development of reading skills through music, as well as teaching thinking skills and reading comprehension, and teaching culturally disadvantaged children. Dr. McCarthy started his career teaching at the Oakland Public Schools, and serving as principal and acting superintendent of the Hopland Unified School District. Prior to teaching at I.S.U., he taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at ASU. Bill, a veteran of the United States Army Air Force during World War II, served in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Survivors include his wife, Susan Gans McCarthy, five children, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and a son. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on September 2nd, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Terre Haute IN. A Celebration of Bill's Life was held at Nature's Return after the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the William G. McCarthy and Susan Gans McCarthy Endowment, c/o Indiana State University Foundation, 30 North 5th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809. This endowment grants funds to faculty members or administrators who propose projects to support children's literacy or to reduce poverty. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Denis KiginDenis John Kigin24 Aug 2017Denis (Denny) John Kigin, 94, passed away August 24, 2017. Denny served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Navy Flight School (Pensacola) prior to being commissioned into the Corps. He flew fixed wing aircraft (B-25s, known as PBJs in the Corp) in WWII and Sikorsky helicopters during the Korean Conflict. He was granted an honorable discharge in 1958 at the rank of Captain after having served in the Reserves. Denny and his wife lived in the barracks of Mankato State College, (now Minnesota State University) where Denis earned a BS through the GI Bill. He then attended University of Wisconsin-Stout and the University of Missouri, Columbia, earning a Masters and Ed.D. through the same program. He taught at Faribault High School in Faribault, Minnesota, University of Missouri at Columbia, and at ASU (College of Engineering, Division of Technology). Denis came to ASU in 1958 as Associate Professor of Industrial Education (College of Engineering). He left for two years for another position and was rehired in 1967 to head up the Summer Session and Extension programs. At ASU, he served as Dean of Continuing Education, Director of Summer Sessions and Coordinator of Commencement. He retired from ASU in 1988 and was designated Dean Emeritus in 1989. Denny held numerous national leadership positions, including program consultant to the President's Conference on Occupational Safety in 1962, and planning committee member for the 1963 and 1967 National Safety Conferences. He served a three year term on the National Commission on Safety Education and served on the Board of Directors for the National Safety Council 1967-69. He also held numerous leadership positions for the North Central Conference and Western Association of Summer Session Administrators, and the Council on Extension and Continuing Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. He was very active as a volunteer, chairing events such as the Arizona Heart Ball, delivering meals for St Vincent de Paul during holidays, and was past President of both the Tempe Kiwanis and ASURA (ASU Retirees Association) (1992-1993). He continued to serve ASURA in various capacities until 2006. Kigin was interviewed by the ASURA Video History Project in 2002. To view the interview online, go to . Denis is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Harty Kigin, who died in 2006, and by two brothers. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The Memorial Mass will be held September 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S Evergreen Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Hospice of the Valley or St Vincent de Paul Society. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Lewis Ray BlantonLewis Ray Blanton21 Aug 2017Lewis Ray Blanton, 72, passed away on August 21, 2017. Lew joined the US Navy and also served in the National Guard for over 20 years. He graduated from Anderson College in 1977 with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed at Excello Corporation, Central Indiana Gas Company, Bronnenberg Children's Home (Director), Madison County Probation Office, Red Gold, Inc, and ASU. He was married to Marcena Benson for 37 years. He married his second wife, Dodi Peart in 2006. He married his current wife Nita Summers in 2009. He was preceded in death by a stepsister and his second wife. He is survived by his current wife, Nita, a brother, his three daughters, three grandchildren and a great grandson. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, IN. A Prayer Service will be conducted at2:45 p.m. to conclude the gathering. A funeral dinner will be held following the gathering at the Monroe Twp. Community Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the funeral home for the care of the Blanton family. Charitable donations may be made to: Whetsel Funeral Service 1503 S Park Ave, Alexandria IN 46001 Tel: 1-765-724-9388.
Zeno Martel Johnson IIIZeno Martel Johnson III20 Aug 2017Zeno Martel Johnson III, 88, died on August 20, 2017. He was an Episcopal priest and a professor. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Education and a Ph.D. in Philosophy — all from ASU. He also received a degree in Sacred Theology at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as a priest in Ohio, South Dakota and locally at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and All Saints Episcopal Church. He taught at ASU and Mesa Community College. Zeno is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, two daughters, a son, two stepsons, a grandson and two great grandchildren. Family and friends celebrated his life on September 30th. Contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Jane Prescott Rein'lJane Prescott Rein'l17 Aug 2017Jane Prescott Rein'l, 96, died on August 17, 2017. Jane graduated from Smith College Phi Beta Kappa in English Literature, highest honors. In 1946 she received her masters degree in English, University of Michigan. Dr. Rein'l (BA, MA, PhD Harvard) was professor of Philosophy and Eastern Religion at LSU and ASU. Jane was a lifetime member of the League of Women Voters and an elected Precinct Committee member in the Democratic Party. She was an outspoken activist and philanthropist for over 50 progressive causes including the ACLU, American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International, Carter Center, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Doctors without Borders, Greenpeace, Maricopa Community Colleges, ProChoice America, The Nation Magazine, Trust for Public Land, and Unicef. Jane is survived by two daughters, two step-daughters, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lincoln, and a grandson. Private family services will be held at a later date. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Father Gerald Albert BuckleyFather Gerald Albert Buckley15 Aug 2017Father Gerald Albert Buckley O.P., Catholic priest, Dominican preacher and educator, passed away on August 15, 2017 at the age of 86. In 1951, Gerald entered the Dominican Novitiate in Ross, California, and began his studies for priesthood, with first profession of vows in 1952, and solemn profession in 1955. He studied at Saint Albert's College, Oakland, and continued studies at St. Albert's in Walberberg, Germany. He was ordained to the priesthood at the historic Cologne Cathedral in 1957. After ordination, he studied in Rome at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) where he earned the Licentiate of Sacred Theology and Lector of Sacred Theology. He taught at Dominican University, San Rafael, and St. Mary's College, Moraga. He served as Director of Western Dominican Preaching. He worked in campus ministry and served as superior at both the University of Oregon and ASU. He also served in Oregon and California. He was preceded in death by a brother, is survived by a brother and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Services: Vigil (Wednesday, August 23, 7:00pm) and Mass (Thursday, August 24, 12pm) at Holy Rosary Church, Portland, OR; Vigil (Sunday, August 27, 7:30pm) and Mass (Monday, August 28, 10:30am) at St. Albert's Priory, Oakland, CA; Burial at St. Dominic's Cemetery, Benicia, CA (Monday, August 28, 2pm). To honor the memory of Fr. Gerald, gifts may be made securely online in support of the education of Dominican brothers and priests at 
Joel Joaquin MontemayorJoel Joaquin Montemayor10 Aug 2017Joel Joaquin Montemayor, 52, passed away on August 10, 2017. Joel graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications with a specialty in television. He received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance from San Diego State University. He received his PhD degree in Educational Leadership at ASU. Joel worked at ASU several years, providing diversity training, before moving to Eugene, Oregon in 2000. He was employed at the University of Oregon as Director of the Upward Bound Program. Joel is survived by four brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all who attended the church services and funeral and expressed their sincere condolences. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Pam WhiffenPam Whiffen7 Aug 2017Pam Whiffen, 59, died August 7, 2017. Pam graduated from ASU in 1981 and went on to teach science, astronomy, and gifted students. She was a presenter of NASA materials as a Solar System Ambassador. She worked with NESTA as a SW Regional Director, a Messenger Fellow, ASU, Sonoma State University, the Sally Ride Foundation, SEEC and Toy Tips. Family services have already been held.  (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Timothy Leffler5 Aug 2017Timothy Leffler, 51, died August 5, 2017. Tim attended Drake University and ASU to study voice, where he performed in many of ASU's Lyric Opera Theatre productions. He worked at the ASU School of Music for 15 years. Tim performed often as a professional soloist around the Valley, and was a member of the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale for over 10 years, appearing on many of their award-winning recordings. Tim was a staff singer at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for many years, where he also conducted the Compline Choir. An activist for social justice, particularly health care and disability rights, he served on the State Medicaid and Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System Advisory Committees. Survivors include his parents, two sisters and a brother. Timothy's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Sunday, October 1, at 5:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Timothy's memory to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral or the Phoenix Chorale. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Francis Lee Jacquette4 Aug 2017Francis Lee Jacquette, 80, passed away on August 4, 2017. Lee was a retired independent investment consultant, former bank executive and volunteer community leader. He earned his B.S. from Cornell University and MBA from New York University. In the course of his career, he served as CEO of Arizona Commerce Bank and Vice Chairman of Arizona Bank (now Bank of America). He held the post of CFO at three major endowments: Northern California’s Marin Community Foundation; Arizona’s Flinn Foundation; and the Carnegie Foundations in New York. He enjoyed teaching as a part-time faculty member at ASU, New York University and State University of New York. Lee served on the boards of a number of public service and philanthropic associations and organizations. He was former Chairman of the board of Arizona State Retirement System, Investor Responsibility Research Center and Phoenix Urban League. He authored dozens of published articles on financial and non-financial subjects. Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Shelley, in January 2017. He is survived by his brother, a niece and grandnephew. A Celebration of Life for Lee was held on Friday, August 11, at Ability360 conference center, first floor. Contributions may be made to Ability360, 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034. (Source: ASU Foundation)
William C. SchaeferWilliam C. Schaefer3 Aug 2017William C. (Bill) Schaefer, 79, passed away on August 3, 2017. Bill joined the Wisconsin National Guard before moving to the Valley to attend ASU where he earned a double major in both Insurance and Accounting. In 1961, Bill and a partner established Schaefer and Smith Insurance Agency in Phoenix which became the foundation for Schaefer-Smith-Ankeney Insurance Agency, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the region. He served as Secretary, Treasurer, President and long-time Board Member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Arizona (IIA&BA). He served as President of the ASU Sun Devil Club, President and Lifetime Board Member of the Sun Angel Foundation, and was a Lifetime Member of the ASU President's Club. In 2004, Bill and his wife, Judy, were benefactors of the Bill and Judy Schaefer Sports Hall of Fame on the University's Tempe campus. In addition to ASU, many charitable and community organizations benefited from their selflessness including the Arizona Humane Society, the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, Liberty Wildlife, the Forest Highlands Foundation and UMOM. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Judy in 2015, and by a son. He is survived by a son and six grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Love and Friendship honoring Bill's life onSunday, October 15 from 3:00 until 5:00 at the Bill and Judy Schaefer Sports Hall of Fame in the ICA Building on the south end of Sun Devil Stadium. The remembrance he would have appreciated the most is support given to the Two Pups Wellness Fund, a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation at 2201 E. Camelback Road Suite 405B, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or online at . (Source: ASU Foundation)
Donald FerrellDonald Miller Ferrell1 Aug 2017Donald Miller Ferrell, 83, passed away on August 1, 2017. In 1952 Don enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, served in Freising, Germany for 2 ½ years and returned to finish his service at March AFB, CA working as a radio operator.  He was honorably discharged in 1957. Don attended San Diego State University while he worked for United Press International as a reporter. In 1962 he moved to Santa Rosa, CA and worked for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and later for the Sacramento Daily Bee as a court reporter. In August of 1968 he went to the University of Missouri in Columbia to complete his Masters Degree. In 1969 he accepted a professor position at ASU. In 1972 he went back to teach Journalism at the University of Missouri. In 1975, he moved to Jackson, MS and worked as the Editor for the Clarion Ledger Newspaper. In 1977, he began teaching at Cal State Long Beach. Don went on sabbatical in 1979 working as the Editor at the Texarkana Gazette Record. In 1980 he returned to Cal State Long Beach. He moved to Moscow, ID in 1984 and worked for WSU as a Student Publications Director. In 1990 he moved to the Parkline area near St. Maries, ID. He retired from WSU in 1995. Don is survived by his wife, Joyce, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and two siblings. He is preceded in death by two brothers. There are no services at this time.
Deborah A. BroganDeborah A. Brogan31 Jul 2017Deborah A. Brogan, M.D., 61, died on July 31, 2017. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on a full Regents Scholarship and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received a scholarship to medical school at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated with honors. She did her psychiatric residency at Albany Medical Center. She worked at ASU as the eating disorders team psychiatrist while also doing a psychiatric private practice for twenty years. She is survived by her spouse, Steven G. Fox, her parents, five siblings, eight nieces and nephews, one great niece and two sisters-in-law. A funeral mass will be heldThursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 East Libra Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85283. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Banner Health Foundation Kidney Transplant - Deborah Brogan Memorial Giving, 2901 N. Central Ave., Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Laura Ellen Noble31 Jul 2017Laura Ellen Noble, 59, passed away on July 31, 2017. Laura was a graduate of Northern Arizona University in art and education, and in her 20s was a schoolteacher in Northern Arizona and California. She found her real calling in her 30s, however, when she began to work with plants. For almost twenty years she worked for ASU, beginning as a volunteer and then becoming a horticultural specialist, caring for the plants and trees and flowers of the university campus. She is survived by her mother and brother. A celebration of Laura's life will be held at Arboretum Park on the ASU campus on Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to Arboretum Park at ASU. (Source: Arizona Republic)
George Gaylin GarverGeorge Gaylin Garver26 Jul 2017George Gaylin Garver, 85, passed away July 26, 2017. He received his AA degree from North Park University in Chicago, IL, his BA from the University of Northern Iowa, his MA degree from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University. He taught high school, then became a principal in Linden, MI, before being appointed as School Superintendent in Holly, MI and later in Walled Lake, MI. He also served as General Superintendent for the Houston (TX) Independent School District and was assigned the responsibility of implementing the final Federal Court Order to desegregate HISD. After 25 years of service, George and his wife, Alice, retired to Phoenix, AZ where they resided in Sun City West. While there, George came out of retirement and became the Dean of the College of Education for ASU West. In 1997, they moved to Georgetown, TX where they lived before his last year with his family in Kansas. While in Georgetown, George assisted with several aspects of internal Sun City governance. For one semester, he served as interim school superintendent for Georgetown Independent School District and assisted in finding a long term school superintendent. In 2008, he came out of retirement again and was elected Mayor of the City of Georgetown, was re-elected in 2011 and served until 2014. George is survived by his wife, Alice VanderWeel Garver, a daughter, a son and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the City Council Chambers in Georgetown, TX,August 10, from 3-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Ralph James FinerdRalph James Finerd25 Jul 2017Ralph James Finerd (Jim), 70, passed away on July 25, 2017. Jim had a successful career in the construction industry where he worked for large companies such as Empire Machinery, Shamrock Foods, Neff Rentals, Schwab Sales, ECCO Equipment. He also worked on the Alaskan Pipeline, for Pinal County, City of Scottsdale, and the Town of Bellflower, just to name a few. Jim was a Diesel Theory Instructor for Mesa Community College and ASU. Jim was survived by his wife, LaDena, a daughter, a son and six grandchildren. Jim was cremated at Angel's Cremation and Funeral Services in Mesa, Arizona, where a small family gathering was held. There will be no placement of his ashes. If you have any questions you may contact daughter Stephanie at 480-518-2148.
 Donald J. Pinkava25 Jul 2017Donald J. Pinkava, 83, died on July 25, 2017. Donald received his Bachelors in Education, Cum Laude, in 1955 and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma fraternity. He taught biological science at Solon High School in Ohio from 1955-1960. He then began teaching at Ohio State University and after receiving his doctorate in 1964, became the Director of the Herbarium and Professor of Botany at ASU where he taught from 1964-2000, retiring as Emeritus Professor, Life Sciences. During his 35 years at ASU, Donald contributed to and wrote a myriad of research publications, taxonomy books and academic journals on Arizona Flora. He was also chairman of dozens of committees and belonged to many academic and professional societies. After retirement, he continued his research at the ASU herbarium and at the Desert Botanical Garden, primarily focused on the cacti of western North America and his final contributions on the chromosome series of cacti were made this year. Donald is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter and two grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a brother. Visitation will be Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m., Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Desert Botanical Garden, Dorrance Hall, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 beginning at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the ASU Herbarium, or to the Desert Botanical Gardens. Donations may be sent to Desert Botanical Garden, Attention: Tribute Program, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or you can make a donation online at . Donations to the ASU Herbarium can be sent to Arizona State University Herbarium (ASU) c/o Elizabeth Makings, School of Life Sciences PO Box 874108 Tempe AZ 85287-4108 USA. Please include a notation that your contribution is in memory of Dr. Pinkava. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Richard Snead Vick, Sr.Richard Snead Vick, Sr.20 Jul 2017Richard Snead Vick, Sr., 85, passed away on July 20, 2017. Richard served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 in the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) as a medical corpsman. He attended the University of Oregon and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from ASU in 1967. In the late '50s, he graduated from the School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences. Richard began his career as a disc jockey and eventually became a radio/television announcer, working for a number of radio stations in the Phoenix area (KRUX, KRIZ and KPHO). In the early 70's, he served as a stadium broadcast announcer for the ASU Sun Devil football games, working beside such "greats" as Al McCoy and legendary head coach Frank Kush. He was employed by Arizona Department of Economic Security where he served as a legislative liaison for 20 years. He is survived by his companion, Marlene J. Morgan, two sons, two grandchildren, Marlene's two sons and daughter, two brothers and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his twin brother, another brother and two sisters. There will be a private service for Richard at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona where he will be inurned with military honors. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pete Susick Stadium Project, MHS Booster Club, P.O. Box 445, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 in honor of Richard S. Vick. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Elinor Simson BenesElinor Simson Benes18 Jul 2017Elinor Simson Benes, 92, passed away on July 18, 2017. Elinor graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State College in 1945 and went on to attain an M.S. at ASU in 1961. She completed a Ph.D. in 1966 at University of California, Davis. She taught in the Biology Department at California State University, Sacramento for 23 years and retired as a professor emeritus. Elinor married Norman Stanley Benes in 1945 and together they had four children. They divorced in 1971. In 1976, she married Marion Murphy. After his death in 1987, she retired to Carson City, NV and then moved to Cottonwood, AZ in 2001. She was a dedicated gardener and an active member of Master Gardeners for over 30 years. She volunteered at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and ASU Extension after retirement. Elinor is survived by a sister, four children, a niece, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Memorial services will be privately held. Memorial donations may be made in Elinor's name to the Desert Tortoise Council or to Berea .
Cecilia Mary MartinCecilia Mary Martin15 Jul 2017Cecilia Mary Martin, 70, passed away on July 15, 2017. Cecilia worked as a secretary at ASU. She is survived by her brother, two sons and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10amon Monday, July 24, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, Phoenix followed by a reception at the church. Interment will follow with a Graveside Service at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.(Source: Arizona Republic)
Donald Werner GieschenDonald Werner Gieschen14 Jul 2017Donald Werner Gieschen, 93, passed away recently. Don joined the US Navy in 1943, became a Naval Aviator and eventually a Torpedo Bomber pilot. He remained in the Navy until the Fall of 1946 serving with the occupying forces in Japan. Upon his discharge, he returned to college where he earned his BS in Philosophy in 1950 from Northwestern University. He earned a Masters in 1953 followed by a PhD in 1962 from the University of Minnesota. He was hired by ASU in 1959 where he spent 30 years teaching philosophy. He published numerous papers and wrote the book "An Uncommon Conversation." After retiring Professor Emeritus, the ASU philosophy library was named after him. Don was president of ASURA from 1996-1997. He was predeceased by his, wife Jeanne, who passed away in 2016; a sister and a granddaughter. Don is survived by three brothers, two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Cremation has been completed. Private family services will be held at a later date. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Lorin LaFoeLorin George LaFoe14 Jul 2017Lorin George LaFoe, 87, passed away on July 14, 2017. He entered the University of Idaho (U of I) on a track scholarship. After graduating from U of I with a BS in Bacteriology in 1953, he was drafted into the US Army and served in the Korean War. Lorin then returned to the U of I where he earned a Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry. He started his industry career at Dow Chemical in Freeport, TX. Over the next 40 years, he worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which took him to many countries and moved the family to several different states. He retired from Abbott Labs in 1997 and he and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Chandler, AZ. In retirement, he was a volunteer at the ASU date palm farm, a member of the American Chemical Society and the California Rare Fruit Growers Assn. Lorin was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, four children, four grandchildren and one great grand-son. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the College of Science, University of Idaho Foundation, 875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3143, 83844-3143. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Nellie Louise Crozier SolheimNellie Louise Crozier Solheim8 Jul 2017Nellie Louise Crozier Solheim, 99, passed away on July 8, 2017. She attended Wilson Modern Business College. In the early 1950s, she worked for Convair (now General Dynamics) in its wind tunnels, calculating and plotting test results for the engineers. Her title was "Computer." Shortly after moving to Syracuse, N.Y., in 1954, she took a position with the Eastern Milk Producers Dairy Cooperative as a Statistical Technician and editing the company newsletter. Her last position before PING became a full-time pursuit for her family was assisting John Conlan, a two-term State Senator from Arizona who later became a U.S. Congressman. Louise is credited with naming the most famous putter in golf -- the PING Anser -- which has been used to win more than 500 professional tournaments around the world. Her role in creating the Solheim Cup in 1990 brought women's professional team golf to a worldwide stage for players to showcase their shot-making skills while competing for the honor of their countries. Her numerous honors include an Honorary Doctorate degree from ASU (1992), LPGA Commissioner's Award (1994), Swedish Golf Federation Distinguished Service Award (2003), Arizona Golf Hall of Fame (2004), ASU Regents Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education (2004), Honorary LPGA member (2005), Honorary Ladies European Tour member (2011) and KMC Chairman Emeritus. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Karsten Solheim (February, 2000) and a daughter. She is survived by three sons, 14 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Louise will be buried next to her husband at Hansen Desert Hills Cemetery in a private service. Visitation is Friday, August 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE service will be Saturday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013. In lieu of flowers donations be made to one of the following organizations: the Solheim Foundation (private foundation started by Louise) at P.O. Box 84558, Phoenix, AZ 85071-4558; (602) 687-5248; Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 ; Changing Lives Center at Phoenix Rescue Mission -- ; LPGA*USGA Girls Golf 
Marilyn Ann CoxMarilyn Ann Cox6 Jul 2017Marilyn Ann Cox, 65, passed away on July 6, 2017.  Early in her career she was the secretary for the Chief of Police in Danville, IL and Secretary for the Criminal Investigative Unit for Vermilion County Sheriff's Department. When she moved to Arizona she was Administrative Assistant to the AZ Highway Patrol.  She then started as a secretary at ASU and moved her way up. She is survived by her husband, Ken, a daughter, step-son, step-daughter, several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a brother and her father. She was preceded in death by her mother. As per her wishes she will be cremated.  No services will be held. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association at: , or Carle Hospice at . 
Patrick William O'GormanPatrick William O'Gorman6 Jul 2017Patrick William O’Gorman, 49, died July 6, 2017. He earned an associate's degree from Columbia Basin Community College and then studied golf course management at New Mexico State University. Pat started his career in the golf industry during high school and college, working at Umatilla Golf Course. After college he moved to Phoenix and attempted to play in the Nike Pro Golf Tour while working as assistant irrigation manager at Karsten Golf Course at ASU. He also worked at Manito Country Club in Spokane, Wash., and served as the construction superintendent at Deer Park Golf Course in Deer Park, Wash. In Montana he worked in golf course design and construction and also managed the Havre Ice Dome. In Central Oregon he worked at Pronghorn, Brasada and Meadow Lakes golf courses. He served as the superintendent at Prineville Golf and Country Club and also owned and operated J & P Green Keepers Lawn Care Business. Pat was a three-time Eastern Oregon Amateur Golf champion and also the Pasco Amateur Golf Champion. Pat is survived by his parents, his wife Jennifer O'Gorman, a daughter and a son. Memorial contributions may be made to Inheritance of Hope, PO Box 90, Pisgah, NC, 28768. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Hilda Varela GamboaHilda Varela Gamboa4 Jul 2017Hilda Varela Gamboa, 104, passed away on July 4, 2017. Hilda worked over 30 years at ASU in the housing department as a supervisor until retiring in 1977. Survivors include one son, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Hilda was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul G. Ruiz, second husband, Ben Gamboa, and a son. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Resthaven / Carr Tenney Mortuary at 4310 E. Southern Ave. Phx., AZ. Mass at 9:30 am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ. Interment will immediately follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Phx., AZ. Relatives and friends are invited to a reception following interment. Information regarding these arrangements will be available at the church. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Yolanda C. Aguirre ParraYolanda C. Aguirre Parra28 Jun 2017Yolanda C. Aguirre Parra, 64, passed away on June 28, 2017. In Los Angeles, California, Yolanda worked for the University of Southern California. Later she moved to Mesa, Arizona where she continued her career with ASU. Yolanda is preceded in death by her late husband, Joe Amador, a sister, two brothers and a granddaughter. She is survived by husband, Leopoldo Parra, a daughter, two granddaughters, a grandson, great-grandson and five sisters. Mass of Christian burial was held on July 8, 2017 in Globe, Arizona. Interment followed at Globe Cemetery. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Eliza CarneyEliza Singleton Carney27 Jun 2017Eliza Singleton "Tink" Macaulay Carney, 80, passed away on June 27, 2017. In 1959 she graduated with a B.A. in French, from Converse College where she was recently recognized as one of the 125 Outstanding Alumnae at its 125th Anniversary Celebration. She earned her M.A. in French from Ohio State University. She taught at both the high school and college levels and was the academic advisor in the College of Nursing at ASU, where she taught with her late husband, Dr. James D. Carney, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. Prior to moving to Colorado in 1996, the University Presbyterian Church in Tempe honored her with a farewell gala, in which they celebrated her work and published her biography: Eliza Carney, Her Quest to Feed God's Children and Ensure Peace and Justice, Shelter and Hope for All His People. Eliza was recognized for her activism nationally and internationally. In 1977, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, serving as Chair in 1979-80. The Presbyterian Church and the National Council of Churches sent Eliza to the Soviet Union on three different occasions throughout the 1980s to participate in a number of peacemaking seminars. In 1982, Eliza became the director of WHEAT (World Hunger Ecumenical Task Force) in Arizona, and, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan recognized her with the Presidential End Hunger Award for Individual Achievement. She is predeceased by her husband, Jim, who passed away June 20, 2017; and by a brother. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren and a brother. A service commemorating Eliza's life will be held on Saturday, August 5th at the Heart of the Rockies Church in Fort Collins, at 4 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Eliza at the Greyrock Commons Clubhouse. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Frank Joseph KushFrank Joseph Kush22 Jun 2017Frank Joseph Kush, 88, died on June 22, 2017. Frank is best known for his outstanding achievements in football, both as an All-American player at Michigan State University and as the head coach of ASU. His work and dedication to ASU laid the foundation for both the University and Football programs to become what they are today. Frank attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and played football as a defensive lineman. During his time there, 1950-1952, he was a three-year letter winner and All-American. His teams went 26-1 during those three years and were undefeated in 1951 and 1952. The 1952 team was crowned National Champions his senior year. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Ga., as a First Lieutenant and took on his first head coaching position with the Fort Benning football team. Upon completion of his two-year commitment to the U.S. Army, Dan Devine, Head Coach at Arizona State, offered Frank an assistant coaching position in 1955 where he served as an Assistant Coach until 1958 when Dan Devine left and Frank assumed the role of Head Coach. He was the Head Coach at ASU from 1958-1979. Early in his career at ASU he earned a Master's degree in Education while coaching. Over the next 22 years, Frank led the Arizona State Sun Devils to a 176-54-1 record, which included two Border Championships and seven Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships. Two of his most outstanding seasons were 1970 and 1975 when both teams finished undefeated. The 1970 team beat North Carolina in the Peach Bowl, finishing 11-0 and ranking No. 6 nationally. The 1975 team beat Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, finishing 12-0 and ranking No. 2 by both the AP an the United Press International. The 1975 season earned Frank the honor of being named Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association and the Walter Camp Foundation. Frank left ASU in 1979 and went on to coach the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1981 and the National Football League's Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982-1984. He left the Colts in 1985 in order to return to Arizona and coach the United States Football League's Arizona Outlaws. After coaching with the Outlaws, he went on to serve as Executive Administrator at the Arizona Boys Ranch for 10 years. There he continued to positively make a difference in the lives of many before returning to ASU in 2000 as an assistant to the Athletic Director. During his career, Frank received many honors including induction into the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame (1967), College Football Hall of Fame (1995), National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame (1998), Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame (2000) and the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame (2015). The ASURA Video History Project interviewed Frank Kush in 2006. The interview may be viewed online by following the instructions at . Frank is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, five brothers and a sister. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marie (nee Theroux) Kush, four brothers and three sisters. Services are as follows: Public Visitation will be Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM at the All Saints Newman Catholic Center, 230 E. University Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281. Sun Devil Athletics and the ASU Alumni Association has plans to honor Coach Kush at Camp Tontozona and dedicate a 2017 home game to him and his legacy. Those details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Frank Kush Football Endowment, payable to ASU Foundation, PO Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280; the link to make a gift online is or The Frank Kush Youth Foundation c/o Landings Credit Union, 2800 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Catherine Madeline WrightCatherine Madeline Wright21 Jun 2017Catherine "Cathy" Madeline Wright, 48, passed away June 21, 2017. Catherine was a 1997 graduate of ASU. She spent her professional life working to serve students at ASU where she worked as campus recreation facility coordinator; then at University of Mississippi, and most recently, The University of Houston Law Center. Catherine is survived by her husband, Alan Wright, two children and her mother. She is preceded in death by her father. Services were held on June 30 at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Memorial Tributes may be made to the Madeline and Ethan Wright Scholarship Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank location or by mail to the Wright Family /Kumc 1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339. (Source: ASU Foundation)
James Donald CarneyJames Donald Carney20 Jun 2017James Donald Carney, 86, passed away on June 20, 2017. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Nebraska and was a professor of philosophy at Kenyon College, Ohio; The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand; and ASU, where he inspired scores of students and won many teaching awards. He authored countless academic articles and many books, including Introduction to Symbolic Logic. James was married to Eliza Singleton Macaulay Carney for over fifty years, and is survived by two daughters. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Edna FinkEdna Fink18 Jun 2017Edna Fink, 81, died June 18, 2017. She graduated from St. Luke Methodist Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA (Reg. Nurse) in 1957. She graduated from ASU, Tempe, AZ (BAE - Special Education) in 1976 and worked at ASU in the Registrar's office until retirement in 1998. Survivors include husband, Dwayne, a sister, a daughter, two sons and six grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Saturday,July 22 at 10 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, Tempe AZ. In lieu of flowers consider donations to P.E.O./ Cottey College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 1000 W Austin, Nevada MO 64772 or A.S.C.A.R.Kids Helping Kids Fund, 499 E Las Colinas Pl, Chandler, AZ 85249-6984. (Source: Arizona Republic)
William F. PratherWilliam F. Prather15 Jun 2017William F. Prather, 85, passed away on June 15, 2017. Bill attended Pomona College from 1949-51 and the University of California at Berkeley from 1951-1953 from which he received his B.A. degree in psychology. After working in a psychiatric hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, he entered the Army in 1954 and after infantry basic training in Ft. Dix, N.J., was assigned to the Medical Service Corps at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and later to Murphy Army Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts. Following discharge he entered the graduate program in speech and hearing science at the University of Iowa where he received his M.A. and then his Ph.D. degree in 1960. He taught for several years as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery in the College of Medicine, then joined the Veterans Administration Medical Center system, first in Seattle in 1963, and transferred in 1976 at the request of the VA Central Office to the Phoenix Medical Center to start a new program as Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service. He retired from the VA in 1990. In addition to his Iowa professorship he was a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington, where he directed doctoral dissertations and supervised graduate student interns and as an adjunct professor of speech and hearing science at ASU. He received the Honors of the Washington Speech and Hearing Association (WSHA) and was elected a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. As a severe stutterer most of his life he compensated through scientific publications, as editor of the Washington Speech and Hearing Association Newsletter and was recognized for establishing and editing the first VA Medical Center Newsletter in Phoenix, subsequently emulated throughout much of the VAMC system. Preceding him in death were his wife, Elizabeth, and a brother. Surviving are two children and four grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to the Beatitudes Campus Foundation, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Donald FauselDonald Fausel12 Jun 2017Donald Fausel, 87, passed away on June 12, 2017. Don attended St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT, from which he received an A.A. degree. From there, he went on to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD to complete his bachelor’s degree in philosophy. His next four years were spent at St. Mary’s Pontifical University and Seminary, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a Licentiate degree in Theology. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1957. During his time in the priesthood, Don served at Catholic Charities, Dominican Retreat Center, and Marian Lodge at Pyramid Lake, NY. Don held three doctorates and degrees from St. Mary's in Baltimore, MD, Fordham University, and Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, he received a dispensation from his vows as a priest from Pope Paul VI. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1969, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor at ASU where he taught sociology and social work for the next thirty years. During his time at ASU, he advanced to the rank of Professor and served as Assistant Dean, Director of the MSW Program, and Associate Dean of the School of Social Work. Upon his retirement from ASU in 1999, he was appointed as Professor Emeritus in the College of Public Programs. He continued teaching for nine more years in Walden University’s on-line doctoral program in Health and Human Services. He finally retired as an educator in 2007 and subsequently spent three years writing his memoir, From Blind Obedience to a Responsible Faith. Don is predeceased by his wife, Jane, and a brother. He is survived by a nephew, a niece, stepdaughter and stepgrandson. A celebration of his life will be held at the Luther Life Center on the Beatitudes Campus, 1610 Glendale Ave, Phoenix, 85021 on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 500 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85013. (Source: Laura Li)
Norma Jean HallNorma Jean Hall (nee Maplethorpe)9 Jun 2017Norma Jean Hall (nee Maplethorpe), 83, died on June 9, 2017. Norma retired from ASU in 1996. She is survived by two children, one grandson and two great-grandchildren. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leland, a sister and a brother. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for July 29, 2017 with Visitation commencing at 10:00 AM and Service at 11:00 AM, at Kaatz Funeral Directors, 10 S. Main St., Yale, MI. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Emmett K. PlattEmmett K. Platt3 Jun 2017Emmett K. Platt, 88, passed away June 3, 2017. He attended Clemson University before joining the US Air Force.  After honorable discharge he continued his education at Eastern Montana College, which culminated in a Master’s degree from the University of Montana. He was offered a position at ASU to head a new program in computer literacy.  Later he was recruited by the Weyerhaeuser Corporation and enjoyed a lengthy and successful career with Weyerhaeuser in the State of Washington. Emmett is survived by his wife, Doris, three children, six grandchildren, a great grandson and a sister. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Ammembal Lakshman PaiAmmembal Lakshman "Alex" Pai2 Jun 2017Ammembal Lakshman "Alex" Pai, 78, passed away on June 2, 2017. He earned his Masters in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and came to the U.S. to earn his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in Biomedical Engineering. Alex taught at colleges and universities around the nation and worked in industry over the course of his career. He began at the University of Chicago, Billings Hospital, in Cardiology. He gained U.S. citizenship in 1981 while living in Iowa City and teaching at University of Iowa. He later moved to Tempe in 1982 having secured a position at ASU teaching Computer Science. While at McDonald Douglas, he worked on the design of the Black Hawk helicopter and missile guidance system. He finished his career teaching at DeVry. Dr. Pai is survived by a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. His funeral service was on June 6, at Legacy Funeral Home, 1722 N Banning #101 in Mesa. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Emanuel L. Migliorisi2 Jun 2017Emanuel L. Migliorisi, 77, passed away on June 2, 2017. He earned a B.A. in Sociology from ASU in 1979. He worked for over a decade at the university bookstore, at Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena. He is preceded in death by a sister. He is survived by two nephews, a niece, four grandnephews and two grandnieces. Memorials may be made in Emanuel's honor to Quo Vadis.  Click "Donate Now," select "Quo Vadis Bookstore" from drop-down menu of linked site, and complete information; or make check payable to "Community Ministries International" or "CMI," write "Quo Vadis" on the memo line, and mail to CMI, P. O. Box 1245, Tempe, AZ 85280. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 James W. Ney30 May 2017James W. Ney, 84, passed away on May 30, 2017. Jim earned an M.A. in Theology from Wheaton college and the Ed.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.  He had a long and productive faculty career, retiring from the English Department at ASU as Professor Emeritus. He was internationally known in the field of TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). Jim is survived by his wife, Marie, a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by a brother. Memorial services will be June 12, 2017, 10 a.m. at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. (Source: Cheryl Ney)
Theodore Cornell BredehoftTheodore Cornell Bredehoft20 May 2017Theodore "Ted" Cornell Bredehoft, 84, died May 20, 2017. He received his B.S. at Cornell College, his M.S. at University of Washington, and his Ph.D. at ASU. He was the Wrestling Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at ASU before he became the Athletic Director at Wichita State University. Following a successful career in athletics, he started National Petroleum Reserves, an oil and gas company, which he retired from in 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Bredehoft, a son, granddaughter and two brothers. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister and six grandchildren. A memorial has been established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 N. Stratford Lane, Wichita, KS 67206. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. A rosary was held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 followed by a Funeral Mass. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Milton SommerfeldMilton Sommerfeld16 May 2017Milton Sommerfeld, 76, passed away on May 16, 2017. Milt earned a BS in Biology from Southwest Texas University in 1962 and a PhD in Botany from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968. That same year, he launched what became an expansive career as an ASU professor, researcher and administrator. He served as Chair of the Department of Botany and Microbiology and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was the founder and co-director of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation. One of the nation's top experts on algae, Milt spent five decades researching and engineering uses of the plant, from biofuel to food to cleaning up environmental threats. At ASU he was known as "The Wizard of Ooze" because he was the green slime's top evangelist, illuminating the potential of algae with a showman's vibrant imagery, science jokes and – if you were lucky – an algae cookie, freshly baked by his wife, Carolyn. He received numerous awards over his career, including ASU's Outstanding Teaching Award in 1987 and Innovator of the Year in 2007. His work was also named the 11th best invention in TIME Magazine in 2008. He "retired" in 2016 but had yet to hang up his lab coat. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and a sister. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Milton Sommerfeld Fund to Advance Algae Research. Please make checks payable to the ASU Foundation and send to PO Box 2260, Attn Cash Receipting, Tempe, AZ 85280 with "In Memory of Milton Sommerfeld" noted, or online at . Gifts will go to a permanently endowed fund to assist students. (Source: Dignity Memorial)
John DuplissisJohn Duplissis12 May 2017John Duplissis, 83, passed away May 12, 2017. John joined the U.S. Army in 1956. While in the military, He was stationed at Bindlach, Germany as part of the Brave Rifles 3rd Armored Company Regiment, Seven Steps to Hell and A Company, 1st Battalion; and for a time patrolled the border in a command jeep between Allies and Soviets during the Cold War. He moved to Tempe in 1980 and was employed as a custodian for the Health Center at ASU for over 25 years. Employment at ASU allowed his children to attend ASU on tuition waivers which changed all of their lives forever. In 1990, John married Maria Christina Barillas, also an employee at ASU. John is survived by Christina, his wife, four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. John is preceded in death by his first wife, Rita, and his first son. A celebration of life and memorial service was held May 19, 2017, at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Garden, 4310 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, Arizona. Donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Center, under the name of John Duplissis, P O Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, . Please refer to the following tribute account number: 10991744.
 Audrey Mary Folkman12 May 2017Audrey Mary Folkman, 85, passed away on May 12, 2017. In 1963 she moved to Tempe, Arizona. She worked thirty years for the food service at ASU before she retired. Her husband, Tom, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and one great grandson. The family will hold a private ceremony at Phoenix Veterans Cemetery at a later date. A donation may be made to Hospice of the Valley or Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Elaine RodriguezElaine Rodriguez11 May 2017Elaine Rodriguez, 86, died May 11, 2017. Elaine worked in sales of women's clothing and was the manager of a dress shop for several years. Her son, Rick is a professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Rodriguez Sr., and a son. She is survived by a son, three grandchildren, a sister, nieces, and numerous great nephews and nieces. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 20, at the Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 E. Alisal St., in Salinas, CA. Family inurnment services will be held at a later date at the Garden of Memories.
(Source: ASU Foundation)
 Elna S. Pein10 May 2017Elna S. Pein, 104, passed away on May 10, 2017. Around 1947 Elna moved to Phoenix with her husband, George, and son. Her husband opened and operated the Arizona Hardwood Floor & Tile Company. After Elna was widowed in 1964, she worked in the food service industry for Saga Foods in Arizona Bank and ASU cafeterias and did catering jobs with a friend. She is survived by a son, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and extended family. Elna is preceded in death by her husband, George, a son and four siblings. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Suzanne VeselySuzanne Vesely10 May 2017Suzanne "Suzie" Vesely, 50, died on May 10. 2017. She graduated from Oregon State University with a biology degree. She then attended dental school at OHSU for one year. She continued her studies to become a wildlife biologist. She gained valuable work experience around the state working with BLM and State Dept. of Forestry. Suzie relocated to Tempe, AZ and worked for ASU until returning to Dallas in 2012. She is survived by her father, a brother, sister, aunts, uncles and a grandfather. She was preceded in death by her mother and two grandparents. Funeral Services will be on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 1:00PM at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will be in Dallas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Wildlife Federation in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Carolyn Havens8 May 2017Carolyn Havens, 79, passed away on May 8, 2017. She entered ASU on full scholarship after winning the National Science Fair scholarship for Arizona. After two years of college she continued working for ASU in several capacities through the 1960's. After divorcing, she married Bill Quinn who moved the family to Silver City, NM in 1968. Later she worked for Western New Mexico University as an instructor until 1993 when she became a registered appraiser.  After her husband, Bill, passed away, she married Kenneth Havens. She is survived by her husband Kenneth, two sons, a granddaughter, four step children, numerous step grand children and great grand children, a brother and sister. She was preceded in death by three step children. Please donate to your favorite charity or the Silver City Woman's Club. A graveside service was held on May 12, 2017 at The Masonic Cemetery. (Source: ASU Foundation)
William R. Jones, Jr.William R. Jones, Jr.7 May 2017William R. Jones, Jr., 78, passed away on May 7, 2017. Bill earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Upon graduating, he moved to Phoenix to begin his legal career with Jennings, Strouss, Salmon, and Trask, where he thrived in the courtroom, trying over fifty civil jury cases in his first ten years of practice. He represented a diverse range of clients, including the state of Arizona, the city of Phoenix, and the major state universities; became a respected leader in general liability law; and was the first Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Workers' Compensation Committee. With Ninth Circuit Judge Ozell Trask, Bill overhauled the workers' compensation statutes and helped write Arizona's Workers' Compensation Rules of Practice. In 1974, Bill became a senior partner in the law firm of Jones, Teilborg, Sanders, Haga, and Parks until 1983, when he and others formed Jones, Skelton, and Hochuli. In the last 34 years of his career at JSH, Bill focused his practice on representing hospitals and physicians in the medical malpractice arena, was certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, and successfully tried over 250 civil jury cases in Arizona and other states. Over the course of his career Bill held many professional leadership positions, donated his time to many legal associations, and was the recipient of a host of prestigious awards. He was State President of the American College of Trial Lawyers (1991 to 1993), a Diplomate for the American Board of Trial Advocates, a frequent lecturer for the American Board of Trial Advocates, and an Adjunct Professor at ASU. He was also the recipient of the Samuel E. Gates Litigation Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers (2003), and was voted the 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Phoenix Medical Malpractice Defense. Bill is survived by his wife, Ellie, a sister, cousin, two children and four grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by a luncheon reception. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's name to UMOM New Day Centers, 3333 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. The Veterans Programs were especially dear to Bill's heart. 
Robert BakerRobert Baker5 May 2017Robert Baker, 89, passed away on May 5, 2017. Bob was a World War II veteran serving in Europe and broadcasting on the Armed Forces Radio. In 1962 he moved to Phoenix where he continued his career as a broadcaster. He was the Program Director for KNIX, the voice of the Phoenix Giants and Roadrunners. He also broadcasted spring training for the Angels, Brewers, and Mariners. He was the Public Address Announcer for ASU for 20+ years and the broadcaster for the Fiesta Bowl Pageant of Band. He ended his career working for Skyview, retiring in 2015. He was predeceased by a grandson and stepson. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, five children and grandchildren. It was Bob's wish to have no services.  "And this is Bob Baker signing off.”
Albert K. KarnigAlbert K. Karnig4 May 2017Albert K. Karnig, 75, President of Cal State San Bernardino, passed away on May 4, 2017. Albert started his career at Texas Tech as a professor of Political Science. He went on to ASU where he served as the Director of the School of Public Affairs and then as the Associate Provost. Next he served as the Provost at the University of Wyoming. In 1997, he became the President of CSUSB and retired in 2012. Albert is survived by his wife, Marilyn, three children and 12 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a sister. A visitation was held at Bobbitt's Funeral Home, 1299 E. Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, CA from 5-7 PM on May 10, 2017. A memorial service was held at Coussoulis Arena on the campus of California State University San Bernardino, on May 11, 2017. In Albert's honor, memorials may be given to the Infant Toddler Parenting Success Program (Community Foundation), 3700 6th street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92501 or The President Albert and Marilyn Karnig Scholarship Endowment, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407.
Arthur L. DickinsonArthur L. Dickinson3 May 2017Arthur L. Dickinson, Ph.D., 91, passed away May 3, 2017. Art enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to a landing ship in the Pacific Theater for the duration of World War II. After the war, he continued his education, ultimately earning his PhD in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. Art taught In the Department of Physical Education at ASU and in what is now the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. While at Boulder, he was selected to join the sports medicine staff working for the US Olympic Nordic ski team in 1976 (the year the US first medaled in Nordic Skiing). Art was an early member of the American College of Sports Medicine and was the Founding President of the Rocky Mountain Region of that organization. He founded the Human Performance Lab in 1968, and, in 1979, created a wellness testing and evaluation program for police and firefighters to identify risk factors of lifestyle disease in persons working in highly stressful and physically demanding jobs. Art retired from running this program at age 84, but it is still alive and well and actively functioning as the University of Colorado Wellness Program. In addition, Art worked to develop a program to test the athletic potential of college seniors who tried out for the NFL at their combines. These tests were used by the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Rams and Seattle Seahawks. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances and a daughter. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, three daughters, a son, two step-daughters, a sister, two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder, CO on May 17. Remembrance donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at or to TRU Community Care (Hospice) at .
Pete C. Garcia, Jr.Pete C. Garcia, Jr.3 May 2017Pete "Big Dog" C. Garcia, Jr., 72, passed away on May 3, 2017. Pete volunteered for the US Army in 1962, serving in Germany. He earned a BA in Elementary Education from ASU in 1972. After graduation he began working with the Job Corps and then left to start a service program for runaway youths with the City of Phoenix, before joining Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). Pete went to Washington DC in 1980 to earn a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, in conjunction with the US Department of Health & Human Services. After receiving his masters he returned to Phoenix as the President & CEO of Valle del Sol, a drug addiction rehabilitation organization. Pete rejoined CPLC in 1984 as President & CEO then retired after 24 years as its head. In 2008 CPLC was named as the second largest Hispanic Non-Profit in the US by Hispanic Business Magazine. During this time Pete received numerous awards and recognition including the Caesar E Chavez Leadership Institute legacy award, Pioneer in Excellence by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and "One of the Valley's Most Influential People" by the Business Journal of Phoenix. In retirement he established the Victoria Foundation (named in honor of his mother) which focused on creating educational opportunities for underserved students. From 2008-2017 Pete raised more than $4Million to enable students to attend ASU, UofA, NAU, GCU, Maricopa Community Colleges, and several out of state schools. The Foundation offered scholarships to 80 community college students, 60 university students, and four medical school students. Pete is survived by his wife Sarah, a brother, a sister, three children and five grandchildren. A Rosary will be said on May 17 at 7pm at Rest Haven Mortuary, 4310 E Southern Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85042. A Catholic memorial mass will be held onThursday, May 18, 2017, at 10AM at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 1730 W Guadalupe Rd Mesa, AZ 85202. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Victoria Foundation, 1112 E Buckeye Rd Ste B5, Phoenix, AZ 85034,(602) 253-9533.
Dennis S. KarjalaDennis S. Karjala3 May 2017Dennis S. Karjala, 78, passed away recently. He graduated from Princeton University in 1961 with a B.S. degree in Engineering/Physics; cum laude. At the University of Illinois at Urbana he earned a MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1963 and 1965 respectively. He taught Electrical Engineering at American University in Okinawa for several years. He returned to the United States and earned a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. While attending Berkeley, he was the Editor in Chief of the University of California Law Review (1971-1972). Upon completion of his Berkeley studies, he practiced law at the firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco. In 1978, Dennis joined the faculty of ASU as a Professor of Law, and stayed there for 39 years until his death in 2017. In 2001, Dennis was designated a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, and in 2002 he was appointed to the college's first endowed chair, the Jack E. Brown Professor of Law. Dennis was also a Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation. Dennis’s work in intellectual property, specifically copyright law, is internationally recognized and complemented by his facility in written and spoken Japanese. Dennis taught courses in property law, copyright, patent law, international intellectual property, and intellectual property in cyberspace. Dennis was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Hokkaido, and a Japan Foundation Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has held visiting professorships at numerous institutions, including the University of Minnesota Law School, Washington University School of Law, and UCLA School of Law. Dennis is survived by a daughter, a brother, two sisters, two stepchildren and his former wife, Katarina Karjala. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Joseph J. ComproneJoseph J. Comprone1 May 2017Joseph J. Comprone, 74, died on May 1, 2017. He was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut. His pioneering work in Rhetoric and Composition took him across the country and around the world. He earned his B.A. from Springfield College, Massachusetts (Cum Laude) in 1965; M.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1967 and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1970. He was Dean, Arts and Sciences at ASU West from 1992-1999. Also at ASU West he was Professor of American Studies and English and taught undergraduate courses: Professional Writing; Fiction and Film; the Contemporary Novel. He was driven by a desire to build programs and campuses that would best nurture and serve the needs of students, faculty, and community alike. Among his proudest achievements are the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, the Maritime Studies Program and the student center on the UConn Avery Point Campus, a Fulbright for the 2010/11 academic year, and the careers and accomplishments of his students.  Dr. Comprone wrote five books, published over 50 refereed articles and 10 refereed book chapters, and presented over 90 papers at professional conferences. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Dugan) Comprone, four children, nine grandchildren and three siblings. A memorial will be held on July 12, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m, in the Branford House on the Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT., where he could look out on Long Island Sound from his office window. The family has requested that donations be made to the Joseph John Comprone Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will help fund the education of an Avery Point student pursuing a degree in either Maritime Studies or Marine Sciences. CLICK HERE TO DONATE  or make checks payable to UConn Foundation 2390 Alumni Drive, #3206 Storrs, CT 06269. (Source: Dave Schwalm)   
Josephine La ScalaJosephine "Josie" La Scala30 Apr 2017Josephine "Josie" La Scala, 84, passed away on April 30, 2017. Josie worked at Smith Barney in New York City then after moving to Arizona, worked as a bookkeeper at Murphy School District in Phoenix. In 1978 she began working at ASU’s Athletic Department where she remained until her retirement in the late 90s. Josie is survived by a daughter, a son, granddaughter and great granddaughter. A memorial service was held on May 8, 2017. Donations may be made to Lund Family Hospice Home, 1982 E. Woodside Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85297 or Dobson Home, 1188 N, Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224.
William H. Moore IIIWilliam (Will) H. Moore III18 Apr 2017William (Will) H. Moore, III, 55, passed away on April 18, 2017. Will graduated with a PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. His career began at the University of California Riverside, then Florida State University and finally at ASU where he was a professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies. He helped create and popularize the rigorous study of internal conflict (i.e., that which takes place within nations), exploring the dynamic interaction between governments and their opponents. Toward this end, he created new theory, new data and new methods to facilitate insight into why civil wars, repression and dissent occurs as well as why they stop. He is survived by his parents, two daughters and a brother. No services are scheduled at this time. Please make any contributions to , in memory of his son, Kris Moore (5/30/1988-11/9/1993). Kris' Camp is a therapy intensive program for autistic children. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Helen Kreider HendersonHelen Kreider Henderson12 Apr 2017Helen Kreider Henderson, 81, died April 12, 2017. She studied Anthropology as an undergraduate at Syracuse University, entering graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley in 1958. In 1959, she and her husband did field research in Onitsha, Nigeria, leading to her Ph.D Dissertation in 1969, "Ritual Roles of Women in Onitsha Ibo Society". She became an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College, and operated the Biafran Children's Relief Fund in New Haven, Conn. during the Nigerian Civil War. In 1972 the family moved to Tucson where she taught anthropology at Pima College, ASU, and later at the University of Arizona. After field research in Niger (1977) and Burkina Faso (1978-9) within the UA Arid Lands program, she joined the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) and in 1983 created the Women in Development Program, which sent more than 100 scholars to 29 countries for various programs in international development. Her own work took her to Mali, Tunisia, Guatemala, Mauritania, Egypt, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Chad and Jamaica. She is survived by her husband, Richard, and twin sons. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Clarence E. HuberClarence E. Huber7 Apr 2017Clarence E. Huber, 88, passed away on April 7, 2017. He received his BA and MA from ASU. He was stationed in the United States during his service in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. His long career was spent teaching in Mesa, AZ. He taught and later became principal at Lehi Elementary School. The majority of his teaching was as a Science Teacher at Mesa Junior High School. He also taught in Kingman, AZ and some classes at ASU. As a passionate educator, he served as the president of the Mesa Education Association. He is predeceased by his wife Earlene, and is survived by three brothers, 25 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A viewing will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Rose Hill Funeral Home at 1130 S. Horne, Mesa, AZ from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at the LDS Building at 920 S. Lindsay Rd., Mesa, AZ at 10:00am with visitation starting at 9:00am. Graveside Services will follow the funeral at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Douglas J. SimmonsDouglas J. Simmons7 Apr 2017Douglas J. Simmons, 87, passed away on April 7, 2017. Douglas attended Wabash College, Harvard University, and the Institut de Linguistique et Phonetique, Paris. He moved to the Valley in 1963 and began his career at ASU in the Foreign Language Department where he taught until he retired in 1990. He is survived by two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Charles Rex HaleCharles Rex Hale6 Apr 2017Charles Rex Hale, 88, died on April 6, 2017. Charles worked for 10 years at Phillip Morris, 29 years for Merchants Wholesale and 10 years at ASU. Surviving are six children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ena Faye, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held earlier in April. Memorials may be made to Davis Street Christian Church or Care Initiatives Hospice, Ottumwa, IA. (Source: ASU Foundation)
A. LeRoy EllisonA. LeRoy Ellison29 Mar 2017A. LeRoy Ellison, 80, died on March 29, 2017. Leroy attended Harvard College ('58) on a full academic scholarship and earned an AB with honors in mathematics. After moving to Phoenix in 1960, he became a computer pioneer and early leader in the Arizona high-tech and entrepreneurial communities. In 1970, he co-founded and became CEO of Capex Corporation, one of the first "un-bundled" software companies. After Capex was acquired in 1982, LeRoy worked in venture capital consulting and helped lead a series of software companies, including Phoenix-based Viasoft, Inc., where he served as CEO and chair. He also held the inaugural post of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ASU WP Carey School of Business and was a director of Republic National Bank. He co-founded the Arizona Enterprise Network and served as president of the board of Valley Forward. He also served as chair of The Nature Conservancy - Arizona, president of the board of Crisis Nursery Foundation, and capital campaign chair for Phoenix's Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Kate, three children, a sister and ten grandchildren. A Funeral Service for LeRoy and reception will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Nature Conservancy - Arizona or Audubon Arizona. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Harold Emerson Moore, Jr.Harold Emerson Moore, Jr.29 Mar 2017Harold Emerson Moore, Jr., 80, passed away on March 29, 2017. Harold graduated from the University of Denver in 1958. He was active in ROTC and received his Commission in Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps that same year. He remained at the University of Denver to attend law school from 1958 to 1961. As a law student, Harold worked part time at Rothgerber, Appel & Powers, a Denver law firm. He was employed there full time after serving two years as a JAG officer in the Army and eventually became partner. Harold married Sue Gibson in 1959, and they had four sons. In 1976, he married Mary Ann Rawlins, who had four children. After struggling with many personal problems, including addiction to alcohol, he joined AA in 1977 and was able to rebuild his life with the love and support of friends and family. He worked as a counselor at a youth treatment center until 1980. Harold and his wife moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was hired as Director of Counseling Services at Golden Valley Lutheran College in 1980 and became Dean of Students. In 1986, Harold and his wife relocated to Mesa, Arizona. He taught business law and criminal justice at various community colleges and was appointed Dean of Paralegal Studies at the American Institute in Phoenix in 1987. In 1988, Harold received a full-time appointment to the Criminal Justice Department at ASU and spent 20 years in his teaching role. Harold is preceded in death by a brother. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Rawlins) Moore, a sister, eight children, 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many other friends and family members. A Memorial Service was held on April 8, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tanya's Tree Service, to plant a tree in Harold's memory, or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home office. In Mesa, Arizona, a Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Red Mountain United Methodist Church. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Ruth Shaheen DownsRuth Shaheen Downs28 Mar 2017Ruth Shaheen Downs, wife of broadcaster, Hugh Downs, passed away on March 28, 2017 at the age of 95. During WWII, Ruth was decorated by Naval Intelligence for her work on an undercover assignment. When she graduated from college, she moved to Chicago and became a radio actress, as well as a director and producer. One of her employees was a young announcer by the name of Hugh Downs. Ruth and Hugh fell in love, married and had two children. Once married, Ruth gave up working outside the home until after the children were raised and grown. Hugh credits her for much of his success, and considered her his equal partner in Life. They were together for 75 years at the time of her passing. In the early 1970's Ruth opened the celebrated "Ruth Downs, Ltd" needlework shop in Carefree, AZ. She hired many local artists and trained all her employees in how to create high-end needlepoint canvases. In 1999 Hugh Downs was asked to lend his name to what became known as the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU. In 2013 he generously donated hundreds of his personal and professional items reflecting his renowned broadcasting career to the school. Ruth is survived by her husband Hugh, two children, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four nephews. A private memorial service is planned. The family suggests that anyone who cares to honor Ruth's memory may make a donation to The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU. A check can be made out and mailed to: Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, ASU Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280-2260. Or you can donate online at: . Tell them Ruth sent you. She'd like that.
Virginia B. McElyeaVirginia B. McElyea25 Mar 2017Virginia B. McElyea, 69, passed away on March 25, 2017. Virginia received her bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969. She received two master's degrees and a doctoral degree in curriculum and supervision from the University of Georgia in 1984. That same year she accepted a position as an assistant superintendent of the Paradise Valley School District, in Phoenix, AZ. Virginia went on to successfully hold various leadership positions within the Phoenix Union School District and the Deer Valley Unified School District, where in 2009 she received the prestigious award of Arizona State Superintendent of the Year. From 2011 to 2016, Virginia was the Executive Director of the Teacher Incentive Fund Grant in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She was predeceased by her husband David E. McElyea. She is survived by a son, a grandson, a brother, nephew and niece. Memorial Service to celebrate Virginia's life will be held onThursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park, 6500 East Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: The Virginia and David McElyea Scholarship Fund c/o Deer Valley Education Foundation 20402 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85027. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Barbara Ann PamachenaBarbara Ann Pamachena25 Mar 2017Barbara Ann Pamachena, 85, passed away on March 25, 2017. She attended Northern Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb IL. Barbara was a Docent at the ASU Art Museum. She was preceded in death by her brother and a sister. She is survived by her husband, Bob, two sons, a sister and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held onFriday, April 7, 2017 at the Apache Wells Community Church, 2115 N. Gayridge Rd., Mesa, AZ, at 10:30 am. Lunch will be provided in the church activity room following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Banner Health Foundation. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Gertrud "Geri" Schuback24 Mar 2017Gertrud “Geri" Schuback, 93, passed away on March 24, 2017. Geri taught German at ASU from 1966 to 1988, and was awarded Professor Emeritus when she retired. Geri is survived by four children and a stepson. Memorial arrangements for family, colleagues and friends will be forthcoming. Geri donated her body to science (Science Care). Donations may be made in Geri's name to your preferred charity. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Thomas Russell HerrickThomas Russell Herrick18 Mar 2017Thomas Russell Herrick, 90, died on March 18, 2017. He was accepted into the U.S. Marine Merchant Academy at Kings Point New York. In 1947 he entered the University of Chicago and obtained his A.B. in 1950, his Master's degree in 1954, and his Ph.D. in Political Science, History, and Economics in 1965. He began his teaching career at ASU before traveling to Venezuela with the MIT/Harvard Planning and Research Group, where he served as Administrative Director and Economist. He co-founded the Caribbean Research Institute in the Virgin Islands for which he served as Director of the Socio-Economic Research Unit. He later moved to Washington D.C. to work for U.S Department of Commerce in the Economic Development Administration as Director of Regional Planning. In 1973, he became a full professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. He later taught at Mary Washington College, followed by teaching assignments in Europe for Troy State University and the University of Maryland Graduate Programs. In 1990, he accepted a position at the State University of New York campus in Toyama, Japan, serving as Dean and Professor. He retired to Sunderland, MA, in 1993 and taught two courses in Economic Theory at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Tom and his first wife, Gail, were married for 42 years before divorcing in 1992. Tom and his second wife, Carolyn, spent 30 years together. He was predeceased by both wives and two brothers. He is survived by two daughters, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren from his first marriage; six step-children, 14 step-grandchildren and 26 step-great-grandchildren from his second marriage. Services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Friends of the Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375 or to the DIAL/SELF Annual Appeal, 196 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA 01301. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Margaret Mary PodlichMargaret Mary Podlich16 Mar 2017Margaret Mary Podlich, 98, passed away on March 16, 2017. Margaret received an Associate of Arts degree from Colorado Women's College in 1939. She taught elementary school in Newton and Burton ( Kansas) from 1938 to 1942. She was married to William F Podlich, Jr., who was a professor in the Education department of Arizona State College, now ASU. He taught from 1949 to 1981 when he retired as professor emeritus. Margaret later returned to college and received a BA in education from ASU in 1961. For many years she was an active member of the Arizona State Faculty Wives. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and a daughter. She is survived by a son and daughter, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. (Source: Arizona Republic) 
Ray HenkelRay Henkel11 Mar 2017Ray Henkel, 86, passed away March 11, 2017. He was drafted by the Army, and soon was commissioned an officer in the Corps of Engineers. He graduated from ASU in 1960 then went to the U. of Wisconsin for his M.A. and Ph.D. work with both degrees in geography (but with extensive work in agricultural economics).  His research was on tropical settlements and agriculture, particularly on cocaine production. He became the premier expert on the production, processing, transport and distribution of cocaine. He taught at ASU from 1966 to 1995, with leaves to teach two years in Zambia and one at New Mexico State. Ray is survived by three brothers. Burial service and memorial will take place on March 24, 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ray Henkel Scholarship, C/O ASU Foundation, PO Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280-2260, or AZ Humane Society, 1521 W Dobbins, Phoenix, AZ 85041. For service information see (Source: Arizona Republic)
Faber HoodFaber L. Hood11 Mar 2017Faber L. Hood, 87, passed away March 11, 2017. He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and went on to start his career as a Pharmacist. During his career, he owned his own Pharmacy, Gift & Collectible stores in Iowa. He retired in 1986 and moved to Arizona, but after a two year hiatus, decided to go back to work at the pharmacy in Williams Air Force base until it closed. He then went back into retirement, but soon began working at the pharmacy at ASU until his final retirement in 1994. Faber served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, during the Korean War. Faber is survived by his wife, M. Colleen [Stumpf] Hood, three sons and two grandsons. He is preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. A funeral mass was held March 18, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Mae Sue TalleyMae Sue Talley9 Mar 2017Mae Sue Talley, 93, passed away on March 9, 2017. Mrs. Talley attended Indiana University. She was married to the late Franz G. Talley until his death in 1978. Mrs. Talley served Arizona and her country as an executive, diplomat and philanthropist. She and her husband founded Talco Engineering in Connecticut after WWII; they moved to Arizona for the founding of Talley Industries in the 1950’s which grew into a diversified Fortune 500 company and was a major employer in the Phoenix metro area for several decades. She purchased and continued publication of the Arizonian, the state's first newspaper. As Director of Interior Design, she oversaw the rebuilding of the Arizona Biltmore after a fire damaged much of the property. The family also owned and ran the historic Castle Hot Springs Resort, which she later gifted to ASU. During Talley Industries' ownership, the Biltmore transferred Squaw Peak and much of the current Phoenix Mountain Preserve to the City of Phoenix. The transfer helped to form the large metropolitan park and prevent further development in this scenic area. The Talley family spearheaded the founding of Phoenix Country Day School in 1960. She served as its first Chairman of the Board and was a major benefactor during the school's early years. Mrs. Talley served as Vice Chair for the Defense Department Advisory Commission on Women in the Services; her efforts there led to the opening of the nation's service academies to women. During the 1980's she served with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She also was a Commissioner for the United States Commission on Public Diplomacy, UNESCO, the President's Export Council, the Commission on Presidential Scholars and the President's Commission on Executive Exchange and numerous other government commissions. Mrs. Talley was a long-serving board member of the Taliesin Foundation and the Arizona Graduate School of International Management. She chaired or served on over 30 other non-profit boards, such as the ASU Foundation. She was a founding board member for organizations including: Hospice of the Valley, Barrow's Neurological Institute Women's Board, Phoenix Opera Company and the Stillman-McCormick Railroad Park in Scottsdale. She and her daughter donated the family's historic Roald Amundsen Pullman car, originally used by each president from Hoover to Eisenhower, to the park. Mrs. Talley received numerous awards during her lifetime, including an honorary doctorate from ASU. Most recently, she received the Joe Foss Institute's Stars in Service Award in 2014 and induction to the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. She is survived by a son, a daughter, a grandson and two grand-dachshunds. A service will be held on March 31 at St. Barnabas on the Desert Church in Paradise Valley at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Endowment at the Honor Health Foundation  . (Source: Arizona Republic)
Paul HammockColonel Paul Hammock USAF (Ret)8 Mar 2017Colonel Paul "Rex" Hammock USAF (Ret.), 83, passed away on March 8, 2017. A seven-year boarding student at Army-Navy Academy in Carlsbad, he earned varsity letters In football, basketball, and baseball, served as class president as well as Cadet Major, and was voted Outstanding Senior upon his graduation in 1951. In 1956, he graduated from San Diego State College, where he participated In AFROTC, and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He later earned a Master’s degree from Shippensburg State In Pennsylvania. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA in 1972. He spent 24 years as a fighter pilot in the USAF. He also served as Director of Operations for the F-4 Wing at Luke AFB and as Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of the AFROTC at ASU from 1977-1980. He later served as Director, Motor Vehicles Division for the Arizona Department of Transportation. Rex is survived by a son, an aunt and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons and his wife, Sharon. A public visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Rosary at 10 a.m. with mass at10:30 a.m. on March 27, 2017 at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd In Goodyear, Az 85338. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery In Arlington, Va at a later date.
David Wayne PattonDavid Wayne Patton7 Mar 2017David Wayne Patton, 74, passed away March 7, 2017. He graduated from ASU in 1964 where he was a member and president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He completed a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota and a three year tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. He began his career in Phoenix where he served as an assistant administrator of Maricopa County Medical Center, and was chair of the planning committee to relocate the medical center to its present Roosevelt Street address. He went on to spend 30 years as CEO of hospitals located in South Dakota, Colorado, California and Hawaii. In mid-career he earned an MBA and Ph.D. in management from the Claremont Graduate University, and finished his career as a professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. He was a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Patton was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his mother, three brothers, two children, five grandchildren, two step children, four step grandchildren and one step great grandson. A memorial service will be heldSaturday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Surprise, 15610 West Greenway Road, Surprise, AZ 85374.(Source: Arizona Republic)
 Marjorie Fenstermaker4 Mar 2017Marjorie Fenstermaker, 95, passed away March 4, 2017. She worked as a secretary at ASU. Survivors include two daughters, ten grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clark "Bob" Fenstermaker, one infant son, two brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were held March 18, 2017 at the Mesquite City Cemetery.
 Linda Gagnon Matson4 Mar 2017Linda Gagnon Matson, 64, passed away on March 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Bill, four children and ten grandchildren. She started her career working at the Juvenile Detention Center in 1972, then continued her career at ASU Athletic Department where she worked 15 years. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Ethel Smith Bauer26 Feb 2017Ethel Smith Bauer, 101, passed away on February 26, 2017. She married Kenneth R. Willoughby in 1933 and they had three sons. Since times were difficult and work was hard to find, Kenneth was unable to support his family, and Ethel became a single parent. During World War II, she worked at the Office of Price Administration (OPA) and the Ration Board. After the war ended in 1945, she graduated from the Bustin Academy in Columbus, Ohio, and became a licensed beautician, then owned and operated the Ethelene Beauty Salon for several years. She next was employed in the office of the Meigs County Probate and Juvenile Court. She then became the superintendent of the Meigs County Children's Home. Upon leaving the Children's Home, she married Oscar Bauer, a widower, who had two sons. Oscar and Ethel then had a daughter, and later moved to Michigan when Oscar retired. Tragically, Oscar died suddenly, and Ethel, now pregnant with their second child, once again became a single mother. After the birth of the daughter, Ethel decided to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona, where she reared her two daughters. She worked as an administrative assistant in the Mathematics Department at ASU until her retirement. Ethel is survived by four children, five grandchildren, many great and several great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, two stepsons and five siblings. A grave side service and burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy, Ohio, at the convenience of the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to Eugene Willoughby, 5747 E. Clinton Street, Albany, Ohio, 45710 or via email to .
Yvonne Marie JacobsYvonne Marie Jacobs26 Feb 2017Yvonne Marie Jacobs, 85, passed away on February 26, 2017. Her favorite employment position was with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After relocating to Arizona, she obtained employment with ASU, the Arizona State Hospital and the Phoenix School District. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband George Jacobs along with two siblings. She is survived by three daughters, four sons, four brothers, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and relatives and her faithful canine companion Layla. Funeral services were held on March 2 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley's Ryan House.
 Floyd L. Crank25 Feb 2017Floyd L. Crank, 97, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University, passed away February 25, 2017. Floyd served as a pilot with rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade in the US Navy from 1942 to 1946. He received his bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston. His first year of teaching was in a one-room school in Missouri, followed by teaching at high schools in Illinois. During the last 15 years of his teaching career, he was full professor in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He held Visiting Professorships at San Francisco State University and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Following his retirement from NIU, he taught as Visiting Professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas; ASU in Tempe, Arizona; and at the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. Professionally he served as president of state, regional, and national organizations. For several years he was active in the International Society of Business Education where he served on the International Executive Board. Floyd was the author and/or editor of several professional publications and the author of numerous professional articles for state and national publications. Among awards he received was the Excellence in Teaching Award at Northern Illinois University and the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award for distinguished service to Business Education in the United States. Floyd is survived by a brother, a sister, several nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, four sisters, and four brothers. A funeral service was held on February 28, 2017, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4055 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL. Burial was in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Wesley Willows or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Robert Frank LuschRobert Frank Lusch23 Feb 2017Robert Frank Lusch, 68, passed away on February 23, 2017. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1971 from the University of Arizona, followed by his MBA in 1972. In 1975, he earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma. During his career as a professor, he also served on the faculties of ASU, Texas Christian University, and the University of Arizona. In addition to being an internationally recognized researcher and teacher, he also served as the Dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma from 1987 to 1992, and as the Dean of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University from 2000 to 2006. In 2006, he returned to his hometown of Tucson where he remained until his death. Robert is survived by his wife, Virginia (Newell) Lusch, two sisters, three children, four grandchildren and two nephews. Visitation and rosary were held on March 2, 2017 at Adair Dodge Chapel, Tucson, AZ. A funeral mass was held on March 3, 2017, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations be made to a religious, educational, and/or cancer research charity of your choice.
Leonard W. PolkLeonard W. Polk20 Feb 2017Leonard W. Polk, ED.D., 89, passed away on February 20, 2017. Upon graduating from high school he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years chiefly in the Army of Occupation, Japan. He served primarily as a bandsman with the 25th Infantry Division Band. Upon demobilization from the army, he returned to Chicago where he attended De Paul University and Roosevelt University. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1949 and a Master of Education degree in 1959. During these years he was employed by the Chicago Board of Education as an English teacher and choral director. In 1960, he and his family relocated to Prescott, Arizona, where he served as the superintendent and principal of Chino Valley School. In 1966 the family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he spent his professional career as an administrator in the Scottsdale School District until his retirement. In 1969, he received his doctorate degree in educational administration from ASU where he later served as an adjunct professor in the College of Education. In 1998, he and his wife moved back to the Prescott area. Dr. Polk is survived by his wife, Constance (Popell), a daughter, a son, three grandsons and a brother. Services were held on February 25, 2017 at Faith United Community Church, A private inurnment will take place at the V.A. Cemetery in Prescott. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dr. Leonard W. Polk are requested for Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, 1645 E Missouri, Suite 450, Phoenix, AZ 85016. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Manuel Gonzales MarinManuel Gonzales Marin18 Feb 2017Manuel "Manny" Gonzales Marin, 67, passed away on February 18, 2017. Manuel obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Science in Business Administration at ASU and earned a real estate license with the Bud Crowley School. As a student at ASU, Manny was among the students who formed the university's chapter of MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantiel Chicanos de Aztlan) . In his work with MECHA, he helped organize and provide MECHA workshops for high school students who wanted to learn the history of Chicanos in Arizona, and their role as union leaders and members in Arizona's copper mining industry. He and the MECHA students held fund-raisers for Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers and sponsored Semana de la Raza cultural events on the Hayden Lawn and near the famous Chicano Bush in front of the Hayden Library on Cady Mall. After he received his degree, Manny became a Counselor for the ASU Talent Search & Educational Opportunity Program, and in his position, enabled students to acquire financial aid and academic advisement and counseling assistance. Manny continued his advocacy for equal opportunity and civil rights for the less fortunate and became a founding member of Chicanos Por La Causa in Phoenix, and served as a manager of the HOPE program. Manny began his political career in the mid-1970s and served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives and represented his Democratic party, serving Arizona's District 6, which covered the areas of three counties: southern Maricopa; western Pinal; and western Pima. He traveled often to meet with his constituents, and sponsored bills relating to health care, voters' rights, copper tariffs, and better schools. He served on legislative committees whose concerns focused on the development of the Arizona Central Arizona Project, Housing, and Transportation. Manny became an effective and admired, and well respected educator at the C.O. Greenfield Elementary School and the Thomas J. Pappas Regional Elementary School, both in the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix. Manuel is survived by his mother, four children, his nephew caregiver; former wife, Ofelia C. Canez; two sisters, a brother, his godson and many other relatives. A rosary followed by funeral mass was held on March 11, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on 101 W Rocalla Ave, Ajo, AZ 85321. Interment followed at Ajo Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Manual Marin Scholarship with the Victoria Foundation at 1122 E Buckeye Rd. Suite B5, Phoenix AZ 85034. A Celebration of Life Memorial is planned for Sunday, April 30 at the American Legion Post 41 at 715 S 2nd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003. Contact Francisco Marin at for more info; mail to Canez Marin Residence, 3353 E. Flossmoor Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.
Lester TenneyLester Tenney17 Feb 2017Lester Tenney, 96, passed away February 17, 2017. He earned business degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Southern California. In 1966, he moved to Tempe where he taught at ASU in the College of Business. He retired in 1983. He started a company, University Research Associates, which provided financial and retirement planning for dozens of U.S. companies.

Tenney joined the Army National Guard’s 33rd Tank Company in 1940 and was sent to the Philippines. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces overran other islands in the Pacific, including the Philippines, and Allied forces retreated to the Bataan peninsula. He was an Army tank commander who survived the Bataan Death March. By the time he and the other survivors staggered into Japanese prison camps, thousands had died. He briefly escaped from the camp into the jungle, was recaptured, and then put on a ship to Omuta, Japan, where work in a coal mine awaited. He was in the prison camp there, across the bay from Nagasaki, when the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb in August 1945 and Japan surrendered. His memories of the eight-day, 73-plus mile trek and of his subsequent three years in a forced-labor coal mine are shared in his memoir titled “My Hitch in Hell”.

In 1999, he and other POWs sued five mining companies for reparations. A federal judge dismissed the suit, citing a 1951 peace treaty between Japan and the U.S. Still, Tenney persisted. In 2009, as national commander of the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, he welcomed Japanese ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki to the group’s annual convention. Fujisaki apologized on behalf of his country, a gesture met with applause from only half the survivors. Tenney was among them. “If you hate the Japanese, have hatred in your heart, you are still a prisoner of the Japanese,” he said. A year later, he went to Tokyo as part of the first-ever American delegation to Japan’s “Peace, Friendship, and Exchange Initiative,” a gesture of reconciliation from the Japanese government to its World War II prisoners.

In 2015, Tenney was invited to Washington, D.C., when Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, gave a speech to Congress. Tenney and other veterans told reporters they were unimpressed by Abe’s attempt in his remarks to move beyond the atrocities. But later that day, at a gala outside the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery, Abe apologized to Tenney in person.

Tenney's one final mission was getting an apology from the mining companies. One arrived last month, in a letter from the Mitsubishi Materials Corp. Mitsubishi isn’t the company that imprisoned him, but Tenney was grateful; and optimistic that the other companies, including Mitsui, which owned his mine, will eventually apologize, too. That, he said after he received the letter, is all he ever wanted.

Tenney’s first wife, believing him dead, had remarried. In 1950 he married Betty Levi. He is survived by his wife, Betty, a son, two stepsons, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held February 26, 2017, at La Costa Glen’s Catalina Hall. The family asks that donations be made to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas foundation, macular degeneration research at Scripps Research Institute, or Elizabeth Hospice.
(Source: San Diego Union Tribune)
Burton Sanford KruglickBurton Sanford Kruglick12 Feb 2017Burton Sanford Kruglick, 91, passed away on February 12, 2017. He enrolled at Northwestern University and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he became an Aviation Cadet Student in the 67th College Training Detachment. Later he was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers and sent to Europe. After the war ended he lived in Dallas, Texas and for eleven years was a manufacturers representative for Illinois Moulding Company of Chicago, covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. In 1957 he and his family moved to Phoenix where he joined the brokerage firm of Walston and Company developing his business acumen. He remained there until 1961 and then became the owner of two businesses: president of Laundry Equipment Rentals, Inc. and secretary and treasurer of Guaranty Appliance Centers, Inc. Burton was very active in community service. He joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix Jaycees where he was president 1960-61 and eventually became a Lifetime Member of Jaycees International. He was active in the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Phoenix and the North Phoenix Rotary Club. His interest in education was evidenced by his efforts to help ASU where he was a founding member of the Carl Hayden Society, a member of the President's Club, a member of First Team (a 33-member group which helps provide support for the football team), and a Lifetime Member of the Sun Angel Foundation. He was a leader in numerous other civic and community organizations particularly in the Republican party. In 1971 his wife, Beverly, passed away. In 1977, he married Gay Conrad Cooley. Burton is survived by his companion, Patricia O'Hara, a son, two daughters, two grandchildren and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, 4309 E. Belleview St., Bldg. 14, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Funeral services will be held February 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Ronald N. Legge9 Feb 2017Ronald N. Legge, 67, passed away on February 9, 2017. Ron graduated from Wayne State University with a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering, and a master's degree in mathematics. Upon graduation, he took a job with Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as a Senior Staff Scientist within the Solar Energy Group in conjunction with serving as Adjunct Professor within the Electrical Engineering Department at ASU.  He retired from in 2002 as the Head of Corporate Research Development. During his time with Motorola, Ron patented many inventions that revolutionized the world.  Ron is survived by his wife, Vicki, a sister, a brother, nieces, nephews, an uncle and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. A celebration of Ron's life will be celebrated at Bueler Mortuary, 14 West Hulet Drive, Chandler, AZ 85225, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.
James Edward MaiselJames Edward Maisel9 Feb 2017James Edward Maisel, 84, passed away February 9, 2017. James earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University. He went on to be a professor at Cleveland State University and at ASU. He retired from ASU in 1998 as Professor Emeritus, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. James also worked for NASA Space Research for two years. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian. He is survived by two children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation and Rosary were held on February 16 at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Road., Mesa, AZ 85202. Funeral Mass was held February 17, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 3201 S. Evergreen, Tempe, AZ 85282. The Committal service followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Donations can be made in James's name to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix AZ 85014 or visit (Source: ASU Foundation)
 Tom R. Thomson9 Feb 2017Tom R. Thomson, 98, died Thursday, February 9, 2017.  He was a professor emeritus and author. In 1919 he immigrated with his parents and five siblings to the United States where they settled in Alameda, California.  In 1925 at the age of seven he, along with 1000 of California's most intelligent children, was accepted into the Terman Gifted Children program at Stanford University.  Nicknamed 'Termites', the program has been following their lives and careers in a longitudinal study ever since.  He was among the last surviving subjects of the study. He entered the University of California, Berkeley at the age of sixteen where he graduated in 1939 with a B.Sc. in organic chemistry.  He studied for his M.Sc. at the University of Washington in Seattle and received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 1946. He and his wife, June, moved to Alamosa, Colorado where he served as the Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Adams State College. In 1961 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry at ASU. He retired in 1984. Dr. Thomson is survived by his wife, June, five children, a foster son and three grandchildren. Donations to Pets Lifeline in Sonoma would be appreciated. Visitation was held February 15, 2017 at the Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA. (Source: ASU Foundation)
 William R. Uttal9 Feb 2017William R. Uttal (Bill), 85, passed away on February 9, 2017. Bill served as a Sergeant and then 2nd Lt in the USAF before receiving his PhD from Ohio State. Bill was the author of 140 scientific articles and 32 books in the field of cognitive neuroscience. He held positions at IBM, the University of Michigan, the USN Navy, and finally at ASU. At ASU he was a faculty member in Psychology before moving to Industrial Engineering and then CIDSE when CS and IE merged. He retired from ASU as Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering. Bill is survived by his wife Michiye, three daughters, seven grandchildren and a sister. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Lynn BellamyLynn Bellamy7 Feb 2017Lynn Bellamy died February 7, 2017, at the age of 76. He was born October 24, 1940, in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. After obtaining his PhD he went to work at Monsanto Company as a Research Engineer. From there, he went to the College (later University) of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia – first as a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department, then as head of the Honors Program, and finally as Director of the Computer Center. When he left Saudi Arabia he went to the University of Toledo as Director of Computing. In 1975 he came to ASU to lead Computing Services, which at the time had a very poor service record. He turned that around, and eventually became head of Information Resources Management, which included several other information-related university services. He resigned from that position in 1986 to become a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering department. In that capacity he was a leading advocate of student-centered learning and was a champion for the Deming Quality Movement’s application in teaching. He retired from ASU in 1998. He and his wife Sallie moved to Yarnell, Arizona, and volunteered as EMTs and with the Fire Department. For his many friends, students, and colleagues, Lynn was a very special person – charismatic, warm, “larger than life”, creative, and very energetic. He engaged fully in the moment and gave his “all” to everyone in his wide circle and to every problem he encountered. He was truly one of a kind, and he made a real and positive difference in many people’s lives and in the projects he took on. In his last several years, memory loss made him unable to continue relationships and projects, and still the finality of his death is felt as a major loss by those who knew him. His widow, who gave him such capable and loving care and support, once worked at the ASU Library and will take over Lynn’s membership in the ASU Retirees Association. (Source: Connie McNeill)
Henry RodriguezHenry (Hank) Rodriguez6 Feb 2017Henry (Hank) Rodriguez, 87, passed away February 6, 2017. Hank’s son, Rick, is a professor at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Hank was a retired longtime supervisor of street maintenance for the City of Salinas Public Works Department. He was preceded in death by a son and three sisters. In addition to his son, Rick, Hank is survived by his wife, three grandchildren, a nephew, two nieces and and numerous great nephews and nieces. A Celebration of his life was held on February 11, 2017, at the Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 E. Alisal St., Salinas, CA. There will be private family cremation services. Memorials may be made to favorite charities.
 Frances A. Scott5 Feb 2017Frances A. Scott, 73, passed away February 5, 2017. For many years she worked as the head Administrative Assistant to the Dean of College of Law at ASU. During her career at ASU she received the Award of Merit which is the university's highest achievement award. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. She is survived by a brother, two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren. A memorial service in France's honor will be held at Green Acres Chapel 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Lora May Mortensen WillisLora May Mortensen Willis2 Feb 2017Lora May Mortensen Willis, 89, died on February 2, 2017. Lora’s father, Martin Mortensen, was a professor of education at Arizona State College, now ASU. The family's first home was on the current site of Manzanita residence hall. She graduated from Tempe HS in 1945 and attended Arizona State. She is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Roy Willis, predeceased her in 2008. Services for Lora will be February 8, at 10 am at the Chandler West Stake Center of the LDS Church, 1950 W. Galveston, Chandler, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Valley of the Sun Cemetery. (Source: Arizona Republic)
 John StaudhammerFeb 2017John Staudhammer passed away in February, 2017, at the age of 85. With his family he fled Hungary in 1944 to escape the advancing Russian troops. The family lived in Germany as refugees until 1949, when two Hungarian immigrants of limited means, and Father Matthais Lani of St. Steven's Catholic Church, sponsored the family to come to Los Angeles. Through hard work and with access to affordable public education, all of the children went on to professional success in technical fields. The five children earned a total of five Bachelor's degrees, five Master's degrees, and three PhDs. John's degrees were earned at UCLA with a BS (1954), MS (1956) and PhD (1963) in Engineering. Dr. Staudhammer was a pioneer in the field of Computer Graphics. During a career which spanned over 50 years, he taught at: UCLA, ASU in the College of Engineering from 1964 to 1967, North Carolina State University, Zhejiang University, and the University of Florida where he retired as an emeritus professor. In addition, he consulted for the Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, and the Pentagon, and served as an expert witness. Always mindful that this country "took a chance" on him, Prof. Staudhammer was willing to "take a chance" on unorthodox students who were interested in the emerging field of computer graphics and animation in the 1970's and 1980's. He established and ran computer labs at NC State and the University of Florida. He was on the editorial board of IEEE's Computer Graphics and Applications magazine from 1980 to 1990 (three years as editor-in-chief), published 40 papers, and led dozens of short courses. He and his students were early and prolific contributors to SIGGRAPH. His professional endeavors took him to universities and assignments throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia. He is predeceased by a brother and his former wife, Monique. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, a daughter, son and two grandchildren. A memorial will be held this summer in Los Angeles. 
Phyllis SmartPhyllis Smart31 Jan 2017Phyllis Smart, 95, passed away on January 31, 2017. Phyllis served as a WAVE during WWII and was a gunnery instructor. She was later employed as an administrative assistant in the Center for Executive Development at ASU’s College of Business Administration. She is survived by a son, granddaughter, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and four siblings. A memorial service will be held at Messinger Mortuary, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills on Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Phyllis's name to a charity of their choice. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Michelle Lynn HoweMichelle Lynn Howe28 Jan 2017Michelle Lynn Howe, 44, passed away on January 28, 2017. Michelle attended Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and was a graduate of Grand Canyon University (B.A. in psychology, 1997) and Liberty University (M.A. in religion, 2000) in Lynchburg, VA. She was a staff member of the ASU School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences. She is survived by her father, several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Michelle married Jason T. Howe in 1993 in Phoenix, AZ. Her cremation service will be private, but memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Phoenix Zoo at 455 N. Galvin Pkwy Phoenix, AZ 85008. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Jack Louis August, Jr.Jack Louis August, Jr.20 Jan 2017Jack Louis August, Jr., 63, passed away on January 20, 2017. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1975, a master’s degree from University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico in 1984. He served the State of Arizona as State Historian and Director of Institutional Advancement at the Arizona Capital Museum in the Division of Library, Archives and Public Records under the Secretary of State. In addition to joining the Secretary of State's staff, August was a visiting scholar in legal history at the law firm of Snell and Wilmer. He was a former executive director at the Arizona Historical Foundation at ASU, a Fulbright scholar and a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellow. He also taught both graduates and undergraduates and served in administrative roles at the University of Arizona, University of Houston, ASU and at Prescott College. Jack was a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic and appeared periodically on Horizon and on radio shows on NPR and KJZZ to discuss the political, historical or literary topics of the day. Since 2007 he served as the Scholar in Residence for the Southwest Center for History and Public Policy, a non-profit and non-partisan 501 c 3 corporation. August authored 10 books and was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history. Many of his books focused on Arizona history, including a biography of former Gov. Raul Castro and U.S. Sen. Carl Hayden. He'd also been working on a biography of his friend, former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington. Jack is survived by his wife, Kathy Flower August, his son, three grandchildren, his mother, three brothers, four stepchildren and a sister. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Francis-Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. (Sources: Phoenix New Times, Arizona Republic)
 Mary Barnett McKivergan20 Jan 2017Mary Barnett McKivergan, 78, passed away on January 20, 2017. She graduated from Colorado Women's College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. She worked at ASU for many years before opening her own typing business. She later went to work at the governor's office, where she was the governor's personal assistant. Mary eventually went to work at Wells Fargo Bank, where she retired. Mary is survived by a brother, three children, a grandson, and her lifelong friend, Richard McKivergan. A memorial service was held January 29, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Richard Lee MullinsRichard Lee Mullins14 Jan 2017Richard Lee Mullins, 84, died January, 14, 2017. He was also known as Dick or "Moon" Mullins. Dick graduated from New Mexico State in 1956 with a B.A. in journalism. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before taking a job with the Associated Press in Billings, MT. Dick was ASU sports information director for 14 years, from 1962-68 and 1972-80, during the school's transition from the Border Conference to Western Athletic Conference to Pac-10. He directed a national mailing campaign that led to Ben Hawkins being named ASU's first football All-American in 1965 and also publicity campaigns for consensus All-Americans Woody Green (1972), John Jefferson (1977) and Al Harris (1978). His publications in football, basketball, baseball and track won a combined 10 awards. In 2006, Dick was inducted into the ASU Hall of Distinction. He also worked for the Phoenix Suns, the Denver Broncos and the Phoenix Roadrunners. Mullins was predeceased by his wife, Joan Margaret Hecker, in 1996. Mullins is survived by a brother, four daughters and five grandchildren. For the last 12 years, Dick was companions with Lorraine Vonk of Green Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Dick's many rescued pets, the family suggests making a donation to The Animal League of Green Valley. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Willis MillsWillis (Al) Myrel Mills9 Jan 2017

Willis (Al) Myrel Mills, 91, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017. After enlisting in the California National Guard in 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and saw action during the Pacific Campaign aboard the U.S.S. Calvert. The Calvert was one of the first ships to land at Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bomb on August 9, 1945. He married Donna Crockett in 1945, and she preceded him in death in 2010. During most of his lifetime, he was employed in materials management at Rohr Aircraft, Dunham Bush Manufacturing and retired from ASU in 1987. He is survived by one sibling, three children and six grandchildren. Services were private.  

Zeke PrustZeke Prust6 Jan 2017

Zeke Prust, 92, passed away January 6, 2017. Zeke enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) while in college. After the program was disbanded, he was sent to Fort Knox, KY for tanker training and then overseas to England. Originally sent to France via Omaha Beach as a replacement for D-Day, he was assigned to the 10th Armored Division and served with them for the remainder of the war including the battle for Metz and the Battle of the Bulge (Bastogne). His unit crossed the Rhine at Worms and ended the war at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Zeke earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stout, his Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation, Zeke co-owned Rock Ledge Printing Service and taught in Sheboygan, Wisconsin before moving to Arizona in 1955. In 1958, he started the Graphic Communications program at ASU where he spent the next 27 years as a professor and Department Chair. He also served as the Associate Director of the Division of Technology, and the Director of Graduate Programs for the Division of Technology. He retired in 1985 as Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology. Zeke was active in ASURA and served as: treasurer, board member, vice president, 9th president (1999-2000), past president, legislative liaison and University Club liaison. He was interviewed by ASURA's Video History Project team on December 5, 2011. A video clip of his interview is available at  He also served as president of the Emeritus College. Zeke is survived by a brother, two sons, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Mary Ann, predeceased him in 2012. Zeke’s celebration of life will be held at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2540 West Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ on February 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Friendship Village of Tempe Foundation Inc. (Sources: Arizona Republic, Emeritus College)

 Doris HastingsDoris Hastings02 Jan 2017Doris Hastings, 94, died on January 2, 2017. After professional business training following graduation from public schools, at the outbreak of World War II, she assumed a position in Washington, DC, on the staff of the wartime Office for Inter-American Affairs, an agency headed by Nelson Rockefeller and charged with distributing news and films in Latin America to counter German war propaganda. In that office she worked with Walt Disney in the preparation of animated films for distribution in Latin America. She was married to Reginald S. Lanier, who founded Washington Scientific Industries (WSI) in suburban Minneapolis. After his death in 1964, Doris divided her time between Minnesota and Bal Harbour, Florida, retaining membership on the WSI board. In 1971, she married Lawrence V. Hastings, a Florida doctor and attorney. He passed away in 2004. In her honor and with her support, the Doris Hastings Scholarship was established for students studying less commonly taught languages in the ASU Critical Languages Institute. Doris is survived by a sister-in-law, two nieces, three nephews, six great-nephews, three great-nieces and an adopted daughter. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the Royal Poinciana Chapel (60 Cocoanut Row), Palm Beach, at 2:00 p.m., January 16, 2017. Memorials are welcomed to the Palm Beach Symphony or the Doris Hastings Scholarship (ASU Foundation). (Source: ASU Foundation)text