In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 4/23/2019.

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.

Daniel M. Riffle, Class of 1955, passed away July 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice. Dan loved to garden at his home in Sherwood Forest, with a yard filed with beautiful flowers and vegetables to share with family and friends. For more about Dan, read here.

Barbara Bidlak Hauser, Class of 1953,
passed away July 1, 2019. She was a proud graduate of Bexley High School and The Ohio State University. Barbara was an active community volunteer throughout her life. For service information and to read her notice, click here.
Ruthann Jarvis Furgason, Class of 1950, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019. Preceding her in death was her husband of 63 years James C. Furgason whom she met at The Ohio State University.  For more of her story, read here.
John Williams Roberts, Class of 1949, passed away on June 3, 2019. He was a visionary leader in the efforts to provide affordable housing for senior citizens in the NE Columbus area. He served as President of the Board since Restoration Plaza I opened in 1987. He worked tirelessly to provide housing facilities and service especially designed to meet the needs of the elderly and promote their health, security and quality of life in longer living. For more on John’s life and legacy, read here.

Judy Ann Taylor Burris, Class of 1962, passed away on June 1, 2019. A graduate of Bexley HS, class of ’62, she met her husband of 55 years, Robert F. Burris, Jr., who survives her, in 1963 while he was serving in the US Air Force at a dance at Rickenbacker AFB. To read her notice, read here.

John C. Witherspoon, Class of 1955, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.Memorial service will be held 6 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Mill Run Campus, 3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard, Ohio 43026, where family will receive friends following the service.  To read his notice, read here.

Jane Elizabeth Davis Wiseman, Class of 1934, passed away on May 29, 2019. She was a person of abiding faith and unquashable resilience throughout her 102 years. To read about her story, click here.

Jason Edward Tackett, Class of 1996 passed away on Saturday May 25, 2019 as a result of an auto accident. Jason was dedicated to service for others. He was a 1st Responder during 911 as a member for FEMA. He also volunteered and helped with Habitat for Humanity projects. However, by far, his biggest and most important role was as the loving father to his three girls and always being their biggest fan in all their endeavors. For his notice, read here.

Robert “Bo” Newell, Class of 1959 passed away peacefully in his Crozet home on Saturday, May 11, 2019, surrounded by beloved family and friends. Bo was born and raised in the tree-lined village of Bexley, Ohio, where he played football and ran track for the Bexley High School Lions before graduating in 1959.  For Bo’s notice, read here.

Class of 1930-1939

Ruth Edgington Davidson ’35 (9/21/2017)

Dorothy B. Albin ’37 (6/11/2018)

Anne Burgess Kauffman ’38 (5/12/2018)

Marcia Black Crabtree ’39 (1/12/2018)

Jane Elizabeth Davis Wiseman, ’34 (5/29/19)

 

Class of 1940-1949

Eleanor L. Jones ’44 (7/23/2018)

Frederick B. Hill III ’45 (5/9/2018)

Betty Lou Bennett Irwin ’45 (5/9/2018)

Constance Paul ’46 (9/23/2018)

John F. Lewis ’47 (8/28/2018)

Marilyn Cole Sutton, ’42, (7/9/18)

Evelyn Lanphere ’48 (9/26/2018)

Jean Ebright Elin, ‘ 40 (10/4/2018)

Thomas Anders, ’48 (10/13/2018)

Gary Janton Seckel, ’49 (11/10/18)

Marilyn Denman Eaton ’48 (November 2018)

Jeanne Haggard McLaughlin,  ’47, age 89

Helen Sophos Herbert, ’48 (12/28/18)

Susan Marguerite Rollins, ’42, (1/23/19)

Naomi M. Reid, ’47 (2/12/19)

Robert J. Duffy, ’43 (4/1/19)

Ralph E. Ramey Jr., ’46 (4/29/19)

John Williams Roberts, ’49 (6/3/19)

Class of 1950-1959

Elyse Kindler ’51 (8/18/2018)

Patricia M. Billingsley ’52 (7/27/2018)

Cynthia Stech ’53 (6/4/2018)

Lois Greenblott ’54 (9/23/2018)

Marilyn Cherry ’56 (9/5/2018)

Roland Jones ’56 (9/7/2018)

Mollie Justice ’57 (7/13/2018)

Sylvia Rosenberg ’58 (8/15/2018)

Robert “Bob” Doak, ’55 (6/19/2018)

Robert Fabian Cowan ’53 (11/15/18)
Elizabeth “Betsy” Nida Noethlich  ’55 (1/15/19)
Augustine Dattalo Ellis’ 51 (2/19)
Sally Kerr Byrd ’53 (1/23/19)
William F. McIver II, ’53 (4/24/19)
Robert “Bo” Newell, ’59 (5/11/19)
John C. Witherspoon, ’55 (5/29/19)
Rebecca Rosenthal Rosen, ’58
Ruthann Jarvis Furgason, ’50 (6/30/19)
Barbara Bidlak Hauser, ’53 (7/1/19)
Daniel Muriel Riffle ’53 (7/5/19)

Class of 1960-1969

Marc Lowy ’63 (5/10/2018)

Barbara Reed ’63 (9/4/2018)

Carole Glick Dorskind ’63 (7/1/18)

Alan Steven Gutter ’66 (1/25/19)

Michael Gray ’69 (2/13/19)

Judy Ann Taylor Burris, ’62 (6/1/19)

Class of 1970-1979

James Carr ’70 (8/6/2018)

Kenneth A. Leach ’74 (10/7/2018)

Everett “Christopher” Keith Williams ’70 (12/1/18)

Class of 1980-1989

Tammy Price Woods ’80 (12/20/2017)

Lisa Goldsby Salvato ’82 (6/20/2017)

Jay Hornberger ’88 (4/16/2018)

Steven Aurnou, ’87 (12/15/18)

 

 

Class of 1990-1999

Alexander Furuta ’95 (7/22/2017)

Dustin Dobos ’97 (5/24/2017)

Ryan Deumey, ’94 (March 2019)

Jason Edward Tackett ’96 (5/25/19)

Class of 2000-2009

Ellina Sayfullin ’04 (5/19/2017)

William Parker ’09 (6/14/2018)

Lindsey Dargusch Jenkins ’02, (11/27/18)

 

Class of 2010-2019

Roman Garcia ’16 (4/14/19)