In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 8/8/2017.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni who died since our last publication. They will be greatly missed. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please help us stay informed by calling us at 614-338-2093 or emailing alumni@bexleyschools.org.

Dr. Thomas A. Boster, age 79. Tom passed away on August 24, 2016, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and son-in-law. Born in Columbus, Ohio on September 28, 1936. He attended Bexley High School, Bexley, Ohio class of 1954 and he was committed to preventing bullying. At his request services were private. Read more about Tom’s life here.
At request of his family, donations in Thomas A. Boster Memory can be made to:
Bexley Education Foundation
Operation Respect
348 S. Cassingham Road, Bexley, OH 43209

Joyce Hofheimer Strelitz, age 84. Joyce passed away in her home on Saturday, November 5, 2016 surrounded by her family in Virginia Beach. Joyce had been valedictorian of her graduating class at Bexley High School and married Leonard Strelitz in 1952. (read more here)

Herbert Franklin Collier, age 98. Mr. Collier, who taught English and Geography at Bexley Junior High School, died peacefully at Belle Reve Senior Living Community in Milford, PA. Born in 1917 in Springfield, Mr. Collier served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the U. S. Army during World War II before becoming a teacher in Bexley. He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Collier) Kozlowski and her husband James, of Wantage, his grandchildren and other dear relatives. Donations may be made in Mr. Collier’s memory to any veterans’ organization. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.

Robert “Bob” Doak, ’55. Bob Doak passed away in his home, surrounded by family, June 19. There will be no funeral, celebration or obituary per Bob’s wishes. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and son, Scott, who ask that any donations be made to Creative Living ATTN: Marilyn Frank 150 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201.

Class of 1930-1939

William O. “Doc” Hays ’31 (1/25/2016)

Robert D. Livingston ’36 (3/18/2017)

Bettie J. Reuter Smith ’38 (10/14/2016)

 

 

Class of 1940-1949

W. Bradley Salt ’40 (3/17/2017)

Pearl Rice Aggas ’40 (3/9/2017)

Joanne Davis Cumbow ’40 (12/1/2016)

 

Emily Thompson Meckstroth ’41 (3/7/2016)

Phyllis Carson Mulbarger ’42 (7/6/2017)

 

Herbert N. Lape ’43 (7/17/2016)

 

 

 

Richard Greiner ’45 (7/14/2016)

W. Frank Pryor ’46 (4/18/2017)

Dr. John R. Thornbury ’46 (7/3/2017)

Mary Alice Riggs Billow ’47 (10/23/2016)

William E. Frasch, Jr. ’47 (2/22/2017)

J William Himmelreich ’47 (2/11/2017)

Yvonne Hodrus Weaver ’47 (2/3/2017)

Bettylou Miller ’47 (2/2/2017)

Marshall P. Watson ’48 (5/28/2016)

Keith DeVoe, Jr. ’48 (7/18/2017)

Beverly Barker Neal ’49 (4/1/2016)

Tom Howard Piatt ’49 (2/1/16)

Joyce Hofheimer Strelitz ’49 (11/5/2016)

Robert E. French ’49 (5/29/2017)

 

Class of 1950-1959

Robert N. Pierce ’50 (4/23/2016)

Geraldine Olson Bartholomew ’50 (12/5/2016)

Louise Nagle Ballou (Maiden name: Louise Cotter) ’51 (12/02/15)

Donna Metzger Jones ’51 (6/11/2016)

Roger D. Shipe ’51 (9/22/2016)

Richard L. Hutchinson ’51 (10/24/2016)

Ben M. Kramer ’51 (1/6/2017)

Ann S. Dillingham Ingraham ’51 (4/6/2017)

Mary Lou Lowry Grimm ’52 (1/2/2016)

Constance J. Miller Grigor ’52 (4/10/2017)

Jerrie Sargent Storts ’52 (6/1/2017)

Mary Keys Thomas ’52 (5/16/2017)

 

Jerry Elliot ’54 (2/7/2016)

Donald Rosenthal ’54 (3/14/2016)

Delbert R. Kopp ’54 (5/11/2016)

Thomas Boster ’54 (8/24/2016)

Robert B. Medors ’54 (10/10/2016)

 

Peter A. Patton ’55 (5/15/2016)

Robert Doak ’55 (6/19/2016)

Walter K. Ming ’55 (1/8/2017)

Rev. John H. Betz ’55 (5/9/2017)

Betsy Kellison Hunter ’56 (2/20/2016)

Robert D. Cohen ’56 (12/6/2016)

Sally Ullery Thomson ’56 (4/5/2017)

Julia Berman Moskowitz ’57 (10/7/2016)

Peggy Morris Ramseyer ’57 (6/9/2017)

Karen Emswiler Redding ’58 (9/18/2016)

 

Harvey Robbins ’59 (2/2/2016)

Richard K. Penn ’59 (4/15/2017)

Class of 1960-1969

Ruthayn Queen Mertz ’62 (8/3/2016)

Scott McElroy ’62 (8/23/2016)

Timothy Lane ’62 (12/17/2016)

Marilyn Goldfarb Knable ’63 (3/26/3017)

Harriett Nalty Fargnoli ’63 (8/24, 2017)

Carla Coffman Fry ’64 (10/5/2016)

Patricia L. Zettler ’65 (1/18/2016)

Howard Thomas Albin ’65 (2/20/2016)

Patty Buker Zettler ’65 (1/18/2016)

Steve Squeo ’66 (7/13/2016)

Joseph E. Theibert IV ’66 (4/3/2017)

Mark F. Peters ’68 (7/5/2016)

Deborah Loehnert Reasons ’68 (8/8/2016)

Michael Callif ’68 (5/19/2016)

Harvey J. Robbins ’69 (2/2/2016)

 

Class of 1970-1979

Howard Smith ’70 (7/7/2016)

Sally Schiff Maguire ’70 (9/22/2016)

Carol Ralston White ’71 (1/4/2016)

Nancy L. Hackett Hansberger ’71 (2/1/2017)

Andy Myers ’73 (9/13/2016)

Patrick J. Costello ’75 (4/19/2017)

Dan Zacks ’77 (8/1/2017)

Kimberly M. Mohr ’78 (2/15/2017)

Class of 1980-1989

 

Jack Van Keuren, II ’80 (3/19/2017)

Carol S. Calkins Pfreim ’82 (2/16/2017)

Lisa Goldsby Salvato ’82 (6/20/2017)

Steve S. Tusberg ’89 (2/15/2017)

 

 

Class of 1990-1999

Kevin Gregory Murdock ’93 (1/3/2016)

Alexander Furuta ’95 (7/22/2017)

Dustin Dobos ’97 (5/24/2017)

David Miesse ’99 (8/15/2016)

 

Class of 2000-2009

Ellina Sayfullin ’04 (5/19/2017)

Sam Greenberg ’07 (2/5/2017)

Max Vokhgelt ’09 (5/24/2016)