In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 1/6/2020.

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.

Martha Lou Clodfelter Reed, Class of 1950 passed away peacefully on December 25, 2019. One of her passions was raising lobsters at her home in Hingham, where she returned the young lobsters back to the sea in Cohasset.  Read her notice here.

Nancy Winters Ludwig, Class of 1951, died December 31, 2019. Her greatest joy was being with her family.  To read more about Nancy’s life, click here.

Wm. Micheal “Mike” Wood, Class of 1975, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019.  Read his notice here.

Thomas Glidden Thornbury, Class of 1949 passed away on December 25, 2019.Read his notice here.

Edward M Hirsch, Class of 1949 passed away on December 21, 2019.  He knew no strangers and was always striking up conversations with whomever he met. To read his notice, click here.

Craig A. Kleiman, Class of 1998, passed away on December 19, 2019.   Craig was as avid runner and took pride in his work as a teacher’s assistant with special needs and preschool children. To read Craig’s notice, click here.

Diane Vorys Phllips, Class of 1964  died on Sunday, December 15, 2019, in Stanwood, Washington. A Memorial Service will be held in Columbus sometime in 2020.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make charitable contributions to the NARAL, Planned Parenthood or a charity of their choice. To read Diane’s notice, click here.

Richard E. “Dick” Neustadt, Class of 1947 died on November 30, 2019 in Potomac, MD.  Over the years, Mr. Neustadt developed a penchant for communications, public relations, politics, promotion and entertainment. To read more about his life, click here.

Deborah “Muguet” J. (Smith) Ostaski, Class of 1966, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, MA. She will always be remembered fondly for her uncanny ability to lighten the mood of any setting.  A celebration of life is planned for spring.  Read more here.

Scott Thomas Elsass, Class of 1987, passed away unexpectedly in his home on November 12, 2019, in Mooresville, North Carolina. A celebration of life will be held with family in December.  Read Scott’s notice here.

James K. Hunter, III, Class of 1962 peacefully drifted off this mortal coil on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus following a valiant fight with cancer. Read his notice here.

Linda Krech Archer, Class of 1967, died November 2, 2019 from pancreatic cancer.  For Linda’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)

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

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)

Ralph E. Shofer ’49 (10/18/18)

Gary Janton Seckel, ’49 (11/10/18)

Marilyn Denman Eaton ’48 (November 2018)

Jeanne Haggard McLaughlin,  ’47, age 89

Virginia L . Kraner ’46 ((10/22/18)

Stanley Thall “44 ((11/11/18)

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)

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

Wilbur Collins, ’48 (9/11/19)

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

Joann Baldwin Hickle, ’47 (10/9/19)

Joan Eickholt Birtcher ’49 (5/11/19)

Cecil Blocker ’49 (6/23/19)

Sylvia Blake ’49 (3/29/19)

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

Edward M Hirsch ’49 (12/21/19)

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

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)
James C. McDowell ’56 (11/4/18)
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)
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)

Class of 1960-1969

Marc Lowy ’63 (5/10/2018)

Barbara Reed ’63 (9/4/2018)

Carole Glick Dorskind ’63 (7/1/18)

Dennis Walker ’66 (12/12/18)

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)

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)

 

Class of 1970-1979

Kimberly Mohr ’78 (2/15/17)

James Carr ’70 (8/6/2018)

Stephen Seidensticker ’72 (8/14/18)

Thea Bloom ’73 (9/23/18)

Kenneth A. Leach ’74 (10/7/2018)

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

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

Eric Essig ’72 (7/10/19)

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

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)

Richard Fisher ’80 (8/25/19)

Scott Thomas Elsass ’87 (11/12/19)

Craig A. Kleiman ’98 (12/19/19)

 

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)