In Memoriam

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.

We apologize for any errors or omissions.  Please help us stay informed by calling us at 614-338-2093 or emailing

*Last updated on 3/20/2023.

Robert “Bob” J. Beeson, Class of 1941, who was 100, of Florence, AL passed away of natural causes on Saturday, March 10, 2023.  After graduating from Bexley High School, he joined the U.S. Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. He served in Italy repairing bombsights on B-17s of the Swoose Squadron. Read his notice here.

We have just learned of the passing of Myrna Beck Wetzel, Class of 1954 in August 2022.  Read her notice here.

Geoffrey Stern, Class of  1960, passed away on January 30, 2023.  He had a passion for arts and culture with a love of fine dining, music, movies and traveling the world with his wife, Barbie. Read his obituary here.

Nicolas Edward Lloyd, Class of 2011, passed away on the morning of February 15th at home surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with cancer.  Read his notice here. The world is a little less bright due to his absence but his memory will live on to those that knew him best.  His life, while short, was truly a blessing and a memory to treasure forever.

Michael Paradis, Class of 1984. passed away on February 24, 2023. His obituary will be available here.

We have just learned of the passing of Marilyn Brand Brown, Class of 1943, on January 4, 2023 and sister Julia Brand Pracht, Class of 1942, who passed away on August 2, 2018.  Julia’s obituary from 2018 is available here.  Marilyn’s notice is available here.  Both sisters enjoyed wonderful lives into their 90s and will be very much missed by their younger sister Linda Brand Borror.

Jeffrey Gutterman, Class of 1982, passed away on February 12, 2023. Jeff was fun-loving with a great sense of humor.  He graduated from Medical College of Virginia and was a fantastic physician.  Read his notice here.

Phyllis Katz Golden, Class of 1952, passed away on February 7, 2023. Phyllis was a gentle soul and cherished by her family and friends.  She brought so much joy into the lives of those who loved her and she will be missed so much. Read her notice here.

Brian Douglas Williams, Class of 1980, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 in Chillicothe, Ohio.  Brian was a kind, outgoing gentleman who cared about those less fortunate – he would help anyone in need. He had a great sense of humor, loved “loud music” and all types of food, but his favorite was barbecues with family and friends. Read his notice here.

Robert “Mike” Huggins, Class of 1982, passed away on January 10, 2023 from complications due to a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Read his obituary here.

David Fleming, Class of 1956, passed away on November 18, 2020. Beloved by patients and blessed with fast friends Dave never met a stranger. He had an indefatigable energy, a joy for life, and a generous, positive spirit that he poured into his cherished family, his patients and staff, his many friends, and the communities he served. Read his notice here.

Alan Rosenberger, Class of 1970 passed away in Denver, Colorado on December 27, 2022.  Alan was a well respected surgeon and associate professor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His passion was medicine, and he devoted his life to his craft, always learning and passing his knowledge to the next doctors. An avid cyclist, he and wife Lynn spent nearly 15 years together cycling, traveling, and enjoying life. He was diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease and, despite options, chose not to pursue treatment. No obituary is available.

Barbara Thompson Hartnett, Class of 1942, passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Read her notice here.

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

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.

Class of 1930-1939

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)

Robert O. Mueller ’38 (10/20/21)

Annette Friedman Kaplan ’38 (7/4/22)

Class of 1940-1949

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)

William Hansberger ’45 (1/28/21)

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)

Joanne McDonald Krieger ’44 (10/11/21)

Shirle C. Krueger’ 49 (9/19/21)

Conrad Stone’48 (10/7/21)

F. Michael Herrel ’45 (9/18/21)

Helen Hoyer Brown ’42 (6/24/22)

Dorothy Jean Puddington ’47 (6/28/22)

JoAnn Susil Hanners’49 (7/9/22)

Dolores Click Foley ’49 (7/2/22)

Dr. Stanley Phillip Kessel ’41 (8/15/22)

Ellen Schlezinger Schottenstein ’44 (9/1/22)

Barbara Thompson Hartnett ’42 (11/16/22)

Marilyn Brand Brown ’43, (1/4/23)

Julia Brand Pracht ’42 (8/2/18)

Robert “Bob” J. Beeson ’41 (3/10/23)

Class of 1950-1959

Judith Zaron Greenfield, ’54 (8/24/20)
William G. “Bill” Cones ’55 (8/5/20)
William Bettridge, ’52 (3/10/20)
Harlan Pollock ’55 (9/30/20)
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)
Dorothea Haaf Seitz, ’54 (9/16/21)
Joey Zuckerman ’58 (10/27/21)
James Theodore Mason ’56 (1/20/22)
Rosemary Given Wasser ’55 (1/22)
Mary Anne Creager Weiffenbach ’53 (3/11/22)
Arthur Richard “Rich” Harding ’56 (4/2/22)
Virginia “Ginny” Frank Lytle Miller ’53 (5/19/22)
Richard Martin Wolfe ’51 (7/5/22)
Pauline (Polly) English Lassettre ’53 (7/12/22)
Janet Bez Ebert’ 53 (8/13/22)
Wavalene Kumler Tong ’55 (9/21/22)
Grace Suzanne “Sue” Strahm Sadosky’ 55 (10/3/22)
Neal Edwin Noethlich ’58 (10/15/22)
David Fleming ’56 (11/18/22)
Phyllis Katz Golden ’52 (2/7/23)
Myrna Beck Wetzel ’54 *8/23/22)

Class of 1960-1969

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)

Tony Cain ’62 (9/18/21)

Stephen L. Hughes ’62 (5/27/21)

Grace Herbst Kinnaman ’62 (6/17/21)

Bart F Nedelman ’60 (10/6/21)

Carol Traa Keates ’64 (11/7/21)

Grant Gibson Price ’62 (1/5/22)

Anne Barry Allen ’66 (2/28/22)

Frederick Louis Jackson ’68 (6/6/22)

Diana Harnett Veach ’66 (5/1/22)

Ronald Dolinger ’61 (9/27/22)

William Robert Brust ‘66 (10/21/2022)

Brian “Mike” Michaelson ’62 (10/7/22)

Geoffrey Stern ’60 (1/30/23)

Class of 1970-1979

Tom Lucktenberg, ’72, (7/12/20)

David Sachs II ’70 (10/18/20)

Jeffrey Bloede ’78 (6/24/21)

Edward England ’70 (10/19/21)

Larry Lieberman ’70 (8/24/21)

Carol Kirker Low ’70 (11/30/21)

Margaret (Peggy) Farley Gerhold (9/17/21)

Judy K. Beck’ 71 (11/30/21)

Edwin John Stahurski ’78 (4/28/22)

Julie Ann Fagin Woodring ’78(4/22/22)

Andy Nagle ’79 (6/7/22)

Barbara Bendoff Erler ’70 (9/12/2022)

Andrea Williams Utts ’71 (11/5/22)

Alan Rosenberger ’70, (12/27/22)

Class of 1980-1989

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)

David Elliott ’83 (12/31/21)

Seth Mitchell ’89 (3/22/22)

Raymond J. Lewis ’84 (4/22/22)

Brian Williams, ’80, (1/28/23)

Robert “Mike” Huggins ’82 (1/10/23)

Jeffrey Gutterman ’82 (2/12/23)

Michael Paradis ’84 (2/24/23)

Class of 1990-199912

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

Jeffrey L. Moore ’94 (5/21/22)

Class of 2000-2009

Class of 2010-2019

Laura Gardner ’11 (7/9/22)

Nicolas Edward Lloyd ’11 (2/15/23)

Class of 2020 on

Elias David Weinstock ’21 (3/3/21)