In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 9/1/2021.

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.

Judith Holt Gottschling, Class of 1961, died on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Judy found delight in traveling with her husband, Ray, all over the country and world, summer vacations with the whole family at the Outer Banks, yearly trips to Stratford, Ontario, enjoying good theater, playing Bridge, reading and being part of a book club for over 25 years. Read her notice here.

Linda S Woltman, Class of 1969, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away at her home on July 19, 2021.  She enjoyed quilting, embroidery and playing cards and was a talented dog agility competitor. Above all, however, she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a huge heart and selfless spirit who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Read her notice here.

John Harman “Jack” Dickey, Class of 1960, who also taught English at BHS for several years died on July 20, 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. Jack built a long career around serving others through education. Read his notice here.

Roberta Lee (Bobbie) (Maddox) Scurlock, Class of 1946, of Worthington and Phoenix (2015), went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2021. A former elementary teacher for Bexley school systems, she later became a sales associate for HER Realtors. Read her notice here.

Anne Dillard Baker, Class of 1989, passed away Sunday, July 11 after a courageous battle with cancer. Anne had a bright, curious mind and loved to read, solve puzzles and see movies. To read her notice, click here.

Robert Nelson Wistner, Class of 1954 passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2021. For most of his 50+ year career Bob’s private practice focused on family law.  Read his obituary here.

Stephen “Steve” Edward Auch, Class of 1948, passed away on July 7, 2021.  Steve enjoyed reading, gardening, sports, good conversation and great shows, and shared his wife Toni’s passion for golden retrievers. Read Steve’s notice here.

Nancy Judson Landis, Class of 1961, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on January 20, 2021.  Read her obituary here.

Ellen Jane Brooke Tortorici (Ellie), Class of 1960,  passed away June 5, 2021 at her home. Ellie is deeply missed and will always be loved. She will be remembered for her kindhearted soul. To read her notice, click here.

Carolyn McCarty May, Class of 1958, passed away on June 7, 2021.  She practiced dental hygiene in Columbus and Steubenville, OH for over 30 years and volunteered in various organizations. To read more about her life, click here.

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Washburn Graf, Class of 1947, passed away peacefully in Naples, FL on June 15th.  She was an active volunteer and enjoyed hobbies of golf, bridge, reading, and bocce. Read more about her here.

Dr. William Teachnor Paul, Class of 1948, passed away November 4, 2020.  He devoted his life to family, medicine, church, his dogs, and outdoor pursuits. His obituary and June 2021 service information can be found with his notice here.

Nothing in life gave Elaine (Mark) Goldsmith, Class of 1949, more joy than to be surrounded by family and friends.  May 27th, 2021, Elaine passed away peacefully with her children David, Susan and Judy by her side. Read her notice here.

Grace V. Savage (Finsterwald), Class of 1938 100 years, 11 months. Born in Athens, Ohio on July 31, 1920,  she was the last surviving member of the Bexley High School Class of 1938. Read her obituary here.

 Joseph Brennen Blankenship (Zanon), Class of 1999, passed away on May 28, 2021.  Brennen will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, thoughtful compassion and generosity of his love to give gifts to those he dearly loved. Read his notice here.

Alice K. Goler Sunshine, Class of 1961, passed away on May 21, 2021 in Delray Beach, FL.  Read her obituary here.

Stanley G. Yenkin, Class of 1959, passed away on May 26, 2021. Lifelong resident of Bexley, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, a constant Mensch who will be missed by his family and community. Read his notice here.

John Kilpatrick, Class of 1957, passed away on February 22, 2021.  No notice has yet been posted as plans for a celebration of life have not been confirmed as of this writing.

Eugene Rene’ Perrin, Class of 1951, passed away peacefully at home from congestive heart failure April 22, 2021 at the age of 87, effusive and articulate until his last breath. Read about Gene’s many accomplishments here.

James Henry “Jim” Jones, 81, Class of 1957, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandy Sandra Lee Bruney Jones, Class of 1960.   Read Jim’s notice here.

Mary Kathryn (Orr) Ventura, Class of 1959, passed away on April 8, 2021. Mary earned her MA and PhD from OSU and was extremely proud of her family and her students and took great pride in their accomplishments.  Read her obituary here.

Harry Kooperstein, Class of 1959, passed away on March 30, 2021 at the age of 79.   He was an accomplished director, producer and trumpet player who received 17 local Emmy Awards, eight for his work on the annual Live From the Hollywood Bowl telecasts.  Read more about him here.

 

Class of 1930-1939

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

Betty Ann (Rohrbacher) Mercer, ’39 (9/12/19)

Jeanne (Mickler) Moser, ’39 (12/26/20)

Alice P. Duddy McCoy ’38 (1/2/21)

Dr. Mary Ruth Stauffer ’35 (2/11/21)

Grace (Finsterwald) Savage  ’38 (6/9/21)

Class of 1940-1949

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

Naomi M. Reid, ’47 (2/12/19)

Sylvia Blake ’49 (3/29/19)

Robert J. Duffy, ’43 (4/1/19)

Ralph E. Ramey Jr., ’46 (4/29/19)

Joan Eickholt Birtcher ’49 (5/11/19)

Cecil Blocker ’49 (6/23/19)

John Williams Roberts, ’49 (6/3/19)

John (Jack) McLaurin Barr, ’44 (8/7/19)

Joanne Jones Howard Hoffman ’40 (8/12/19)

Wilbur Collins, ’48 (9/11/19)

James Mossgrove ’45 (10/6/19)

Joann Baldwin Hickle, ’47 (10/9/19)

Jo-Elise May Davis ‘47 (11/3/19)

Richard E. “Dick” Neustadt, ’47 (11/30/19)

Edward M Hirsch ’49 (12/21/19)

Thomas Glidden Thornbury,’49 (12/25/19)

Mary Walker Angevine,’47 (1/18/20)

Russell “Russ” Eli Williams Jr., ’45 (2/7/20)

Carole Candace (Crumley) Paprocki, ’47 (2/10/20)

Ann Morgan Albershardt, ’47 (2/12/20)

Robert W. Weber, ’41 (4/14/20)

Jerome Hackman, ’42 (3/6/20)

Mary Elizabeth Pfanz Staffan, ’42, (5/9/20)

Martha Jane Pfanz Montany, ’42 (5/4/20)

Mary Ruth Van Matre Peterson, ’47 (6/3/20)

Lois Mae (Mickey) Williamson’42 (6/25/20)

Frances “Frankie” Polster Schottenstein ’48 (7/5/20)

Kenneth Lee Kauffman’45 (7/6/20)

William G. Barrett, ’47 (7/18/20)

Judith R. (Morganstern) Schneider’47 (8/12/20)

Norman Wayne Hanners ’49 (9/7/20)

Victor F. DeRose’ 48,(9/19/20)

Virginia “Gini” Brandt Lein ’41 (9/16/20)

Richard H. “Dick” Buchsieb ’48 (10/10/20)

Paul G. Fritsche ’49 (9/28/20)

James C. Pace ’45 (10/13/20)

Betty Lou Zimmerman ’48 (10/17/20)

William Teachnor Paul’ 48(11/4/20)

Phyllis Zeiher Shanck ’45(11/10/20)

Dorothy Seelig Greenslade ’46 (1/1/21)

Harry E. Schauwecker ’46 (1/18/21)

Kent Allen Tarrier ’47 (3/4/21)

Richard Ruth ’45 (3/22/21)

Louis P Lowy ’58 (04/07/21)

John Kilpatrick ’57 (2/22/21)

Elaine (Mark) Goldsmith ’49 (5/27/21)

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Washburn Graf ’47 (6/15/21)

Stephen “Steve” Edward Auch ’48 (7/7/21)

Roberta Lee (Bobbie) (Maddox) Scurlock ’46 (7/20/21)

Class of 1950-1959

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)
Barbara W. Campbell ’50 (7/5/19)
Carolyn Stoddard ’56 (8/16/19)
Marilyn Jane (Janie) Anthony Lehman,’52 (9/25/19)
Suzanne “Sue” Rowe Haering, 51 (3/12/19)
Nancy Winters Ludwig ’51 (12/31/19)
Martha Lou Clodfelter Reed, ’50 (12/25/19)
William Bettridge, ’52 (3/9/20)
Carol Newhouse Young, ’54 (4/4/20)
Richard “Dick” Miller Vetter, ’55 (4/21/20)
Jane Isabelle Hoel, ’50 (4/23/20)
Bruce David Burris ’58 (4/2/2020)
Karl William Kumler ’59 (5/27/20)
David Allen Beck, ’56 (5/29/20)
Ramona Peairs Budd Adams ’55 (5/13/20)
Sharon Baas Kenney, ’57 (7/21/20)
William G. “Bill” Cones ’55 (8/5/20)
William Bettridge, ’52 (3/10/20)
Harlan Pollock ’55 (9/30/20)
Emily Schacht LeBaron ’50 (5/3/19)
Baron Wolman ’55 (11/2/20)
Allen M. Rowe ’50 (10/7/20)
Marcia R. Boehm Gary’ 56 (11/16/20)
John P. Santurello ‘ 54 (11/16/20)
John O. Crouse ‘ 53 (11/10/20)
David F. Fleming ’56 (11/8/20)
Judith Mercurio Hinkle ’58 (12/8/20)
Ruth Ann (Maneely) Bull ’51 (12/1/20)
Carol L. Hoffman ’52 (12/30/20)
Earl Nelson Metz ‘ 53 (1/2/21)
Don Merkin ’52 (8/24/20)
Jack Masser ’54 (1/4/21)
Marcia Abramson Barck ’50 (2/21)
Phyllis Rhoten ’53 (12/21/21)
Gary Baas ’55 (3/10/21)
Frederick “Fritz” Baas’ 59 (3/10/21)
Stuart Benis ’50 (11/18/20)
Deborah Subow Eisenstein ’57 (3/27/21)
Louis P Lowy ’58 (4/7/21)
Harry Kooperstein ’59 (3/30/21)
Mary Kathryn (Orr) Ventura’59 (4/8/21)
James Henry “Jim” Jones’ 57 (2/5/21)
Eugene Rene’ Perrin ’51 (4/22/21)
Stanley G. Yenkin ’59 (5/26/21)
Carolyn McCarty May ’58 (6/7/21)
Robert Nelson Wistner ’54 (7/13/21)

Class of 1960-1969

Alan Steven Gutter ’66 (1/25/19)

Michael Gray ’69 (2/13/19)

Jackie Forster ’65 (3/1/19)

Judy Ann Taylor Burris, ’62 (6/1/19)

Carolyn Langfitt Stoddard ’56 (8/16/19)

Robert W. Rosel II ’64, (9/30/19)

Donald Feinstein ’62 (10/15/19)

Linda Krech Archer,’67 (11/2/19)

James K. Hunter, III, ’62 (11/11/19)

Deborah “Muguet” J. (Smith) Ostaski, ’66 (11/24/19)

Diane Vorys Phllips ’64 (12/15/19)

John David Tidball ‘62 2/20

Paula Daines White ‘62 3/16/20

John Richard David ’69 (3/24/20)

Jack Simon Meizlish, ’67 (7/20/20)

Susan Elaine Weil, ’65 (8/16/20)

Carolyn Stegmiller Bolin, ’64 (8/27/20)

Jim Haunty ’60 (9/30/20)

Christine M. Foreman, ’65 (12/21/2020)

Jimmy Golden ’64 (1/2/21)

Michael Mercurio ’60 (1/29/21)

Alice K. Goler Sunshine ’61 (5/21/21)

Ellen Jane Brooke Tortorici (Ellie) ’60 (6/5/21)

Nancy Judson Landis ’61 (1/20/21)

John “Jack” Dickey ’60 (7/20/21)

Linda S Woltman ’69 (7/19/21)

Judith Holt Gottschling, ’61 (8/28/21)

Class of 1970-1979

Robert N. “Rob” Johnson, ’74 (8/17/19)

Eric Essig ’72 (7/10/19)

Wm. Micheal “Mike” Wood’ 75 (12/30/19)

Jeffrey A. Kirn, ’72 (4/11/20)

Tom Lucktenberg, ’72, (7/12/20)

David Sachs II ’70 (10/18/20)

Class of 1980-1989

Richard Fisher ’80 (8/25/19)

Scott Thomas Elsass ’87 (11/12/19)

Lisa Ewart Tuttle ’80 (10/15/20)

Kristen King ’87 (10/25/20)

David Henshaw’ 80 (11/28/20)

Matthew Marx ’83 (12/1/20)

Josh Topolosky ’84 (2/10/21)

Anne Dillard Baker ’89 (7/11/21)

Class of 1990-1999

Juliette Eyen ’90 (10/18/18)

Ryan Duemey, ’94 (3/13/2019)

Jason Edward Tackett ’96 (5/25/19)

Craig A. Kleiman ’98 (12/19/19)

Jessica Lynn Jorgensen, ’94 (5/9/20)

Johanna Miller ’90 (6/20/20)

Joseph Brennen Blankenship (Zanon)’99 (5/28/21)

Class of 2000-2009

Class of 2010-2019

Roman Garcia ’16 (4/14/19)

Class of 2020 on

Elias David Weinstock ’21 (3/3/21)