We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni who passed since our last publication. They will be greatly missed. This list includes those we have lost since August 2021 and the most current obituary listings.
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*Last updated on 11/20/2022.
We have just learned of the passing of Annette Friedman Kaplan, Class of 1938 who passed away on July 4, 2022 just 36 days shy of her 101st birthday. Read her notice here.
Andrea Williams Utts, Class of 1971, passed away from cancer on November 5, 2022 surrounded by loved ones and in the care of Kobacker House Hospice. Her life’s work included raising two amazing children and teaching art at Southeastern Junior High and High School. Read her notice here.
Brian “Mike” Michaelson, Class of 1962, died surrounded by his family on October 7, 2022. Read his obituary here.
It is with great sadness that the family of Neal Edwin Noethlich, Class of 1958, announce his passing on October 15, 2022 in Sebring, Florida. Read his obituary here.
Donna Kay Jessee Szkula, Class of 1964, passed away Wednesday October 12, 2022 at Briarcliff Oaks in Atlanta. She was retired, having worked previously in a successful antique business she owned throughout the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s.
William (Bill) Robert Brust, Class of 1966, passed away at home on Friday, October 21, 2022 with his loving wife, Peg, by his side. He loved playing games, and enjoyed the monthly cards with some of the “mens” on the street where he was known as the Professor. Read his notice here.
Ellen Schlezinger Schottenstein, Class of 1944, of Columbus peacefully passed on September 1, 2022. Although a gifted artist, her favorite and chosen career was raising her family with Leonard. Read her notice here.
Grace Suzanne “Sue” Strahm Sadosky, Class of 1955, passed away October 3, 2022, in Waco, Texas surrounded by her loved ones. Sue dedicated herself to a career of teaching for over 50 years. Read her notice here.
Ronald Dolinger, Class of 1961, passed away on September 27, 2022. Read his notice here.
Wavalene Kumler Tong, Class of 1955, affectionately known as “Jinx,” died peacefully at home on September 21 surrounded by her family. A resourceful educator, inquisitive scientist, worldwide traveler, savvy outdoorswoman, active church member, and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jinx devoted her life to making the world a better place. Read her notice here.
Barbara Ann Erler “Barby” Class of 1970, passed away on September 12, 2022. Barby had the most beautiful smile and was a friend to everyone she met. Read her notice here.
Dr. Stanley Phillip Kessel, Class of 1941, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2022, at the Alexander Nininger State Veterans’ Home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Stan was a vital part of the Hollywood Playhouse as both an actor and a director. He had a wonderful voice, which he used as the lead in a number of musicals including The Sound of Music, A Funny Thing Happened, How to Succeed, and Man of La Mancha, among many others. Read his notice here.
Janet Bez Ebert, Class of 1953, kept the beat going for the Bexley High School Class of 1953. Ebert, who passed away on August 13, was devoted to her classmates and published several memory books about their accomplishments. An accomplished musician, Ebert played the flute in the marching band, the violin in orchestra and the piano in the dance band during high school. She went on to earn a BS, MS and PhD in music education from Ohio State. Ebert was the first female member of the Ohio State Alumni Marching Band to march onto the field in the Horseshoe and the first woman to conduct the National Anthem in Ohio Stadium. Read her notice here.
We just learned of the passing of Diana Harnett Veach, Class of 1966, who died May 1, 2022. Read her notice here.
Pauline (Polly) English Lassettre, Class of 1953, passed away peacefully in Los Gatos, California on July 14, 2022. She loved volunteering and loved the community. She was also an avid quilter, crafting hundreds of quilts for friends, family, and charity. Read her notice here.
Richard Martin Wolfe, Class of 1951, died in Ibiza, Spain, on July 5, 2022. “Dick” Wolfe was a prominent communications engineer, businessman, supporter of the arts, and advocate for mental health. Read his notice here.
Dolores Ann Click Foley, Class of 1949, passed away on July 2nd, 2022, at the age of 90. She met her husband James “Jim” M. Foley, who preceded her in death during high school. They were childhood sweethearts. Read her notice here.
Martha Lou Clodfelter, Class of 1950 passed away in December 2019 but family wished to share that her memorial service will take place on August 6. To get more information or to watch the livestream, contact family email@example.com.
JoAnn Susil Hanners, Class of 1949, passed away Saturday, July 9th, surrounded by her family. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Wayne Hanners, June 16, 1950. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary just prior to Norman’s death September 7, 2020. Read JoAnn’s notice here.
Laura Gardner, Class of 2011, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 9, 2022. Laura was an accomplished musician. Her first love was the cello, but she was gifted with the ability to play many instruments, including violin, viola, bass, guitar, banjo, ukulele, trumpet, piano, and more. In high school, Laura played in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Bexley Sinfonia Orchestra, and sang in the Bexley Women’s Chorale and Vocal Ensemble. Laura was honored to receive Bexley High School’s highest music award, the Music Cup, when she graduated in 2011. Read Laura’s notice here.
Dorothy Jean Puddington, Class of 1947, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the home of her son, James, surrounded by her family. Jean was very active in her community reaching out to others in service. Through her card ministry, she sent out over one thousand cards and notes encouraging others. Read her notice here.
Helen Hoyer Brown, Class of 1942, of Lakeside, Ohio, and Rancho Mirage, California, passed away June 24, 2022, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was an elementary teacher in Columbus Public Schools for 30 years. She had interest in sports and loved to travel. Read her notice here.
We recently learned of the passing of Frank Michael Herrel Jr., Class of 1945, known as Mike to friends and Papa to his family, lived most of his life in Bexley, Ohio and passed away September 18, 2021. He met the love of his life, Edith Mae (Edie) Hamilton, at Bexley High School. Read his obituary here.
W. Andy Nagle, Class of 1979, surrounded by his family on June 7, 2022 in Huntington Beach, California. He possessed an innate charm and authenticity that people immediately responded to and a beautiful smile and manner that will long be treasured and remembered by all who knew him. Read his notice here.
Frederick Louis Jackson, Class of 1968, passed away on June 6, 2022. Fred loved working in his yard, following Ohio State Football and enjoying moments with their many wonderful pets, Prince, Dutchess, Lance, Squire, and Merlin. Read his obituary here.
We just learned of the passing of Conrad Stone, Class of 1948. He died in Scottsdale, AZ , October 7, 2021. At Bexley, he was captain of the football and baseball teams in his senior year. Read his obituary here.
Jeffrey L. Moore, Class of 1994, passed away May 21, 2022. He was a loving son, brother and friend who will be missed by all. Jeff loved to travel, paint and cook. Read his obituary here.
Virginia “Ginny” Frank Lytle Miller, Class of 1953, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2022 in Grand Rapids Michigan. People will remember Ginny for her friendly, quick wit and contagious laugh. She always knew what to say! Read her notice here.
Raymond J. Lewis, Class of 1984 passed away on April 22, 2022. While he played for the golf teams at Bexley High School and Hillsdale College, his biggest source of pride was being a member of the 1983 Bexley High School Basketball State Championship team. Read his notice here.
Julie Ann Fagin Woodring, Class of 1978, passed away on April 22, 2022. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family. Read her obituary here.
Edwin John Stahurski, Class of 1978, died on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his residence. Ed was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed cars and talking about them. Read his notice here.
Joan Dye Hein, Class of 1956 passed away April 24, 2022. She thoroughly enjoyed and embraced her career as a wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, a card player, a model, dancer, and a summer Grandma to many sailors across the midwest thru Inter-Lake Yachting Association. Read her notice here.
Paul D. Ogan, Class of 1959 passed away March 25, 2022, in Springfield, Illinois. He leaves one son, Brian Ogan.
Arthur Richard “Rich” Harding, Class of 1956, passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease on April 2, 2022. Read his notice here.
Seth Mitchell, Class of 1989 passed away March 22, 2022 at age 51 in Hilliard. He is survived by Mary Joanna Mitchell whom he married in 2002. A Bexley High School standout in academics, music, and football, and loves disco golf and music. Read his notice here.
Mary Anne Creager Weiffenbach, Class of 1953, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away on March 11, 2022 at her residence. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Carl F. Weiffenbach ’53. Read her notice here.