In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 6/16/2020.

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.

Lois Mae (Mickey) Williamson, Class of 1942, devoted wife, cherished mother and proud grandmother, passed away at age 95 on June 25, 2020. She is preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Doris Mickey Whims. For her notice, read here.

Mary Ruth Van Matre Peterson, Class of 1947,  passed away on June 3, 2020. She cherished her time with her great grandchildren and making memories with her family. To read her notice, click here.

David Allen Beck, Class of 1956, of Columbus, passed away May 29, 2020. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 60 years, Nancy (Metzger) Beck, ’56. For arrangements and Dave’s notice, read here.

Karl William Kumler, MD, Class of 1959, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2020. A memorial service is planned for summer 2021. To read Karl’s notice, click here.

Jessica Lynn Jorgensen, Class of 1994, passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2020. To read her notice, click here.

Mary Elizabeth Pfanz Staffan, Class of 1942, passed away at her residence on May 9, 2020.  Read her notice here.

Martha Jane Pfanz Montany, Class of 1942, peacefully passed at her Manchester home Monday, May 4, 2020.  Read her notice here.

Jane Isabelle Hoel, Class of 1950, passed away on April 23, 2020 and will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was the daughter of Bexley High School teacher Charles Hoel.  Read her obituary here.

Richard “Dick” Miller Vetter, Class of 1955, passed away peacefully at home in Spring Texas surrounded by family on April 21, 2020. Read his notice here.

Robert W. Weber, Class of 1941, passed away on April 14, 2020.  To read Bob’s notice, click here.

Jeffrey A. Kirn, Class of 1972, passed away the night before Easter, April 11, 2020, after a two year struggle with cancer. Read Jeff’s notice here.

Carol Newhouse Young, Class of 1954, passed away on April 4, 2020. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. To read her notice, click here.

John “Jack” R. Davis, Class of 1969, died due to complications of multiple sclerosis on March 24, 2020.  For his notice, read here.

William (Bill) Bettridge, PhD, Class if 1952, 85 years old, died on March 9, 2020.

Jerome Hackman, Class of 1942, passed away at the age of 94 on March 6, 2020. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and dear friend to many. To read Jerome’s notice, click here.

Ann Morgan Albershardt, Class of 1947, died on February 12, 2020. A memorial service will be held March 28. For Ann’s notice read here.

Keith Alan Noethlich, Class of 1958 passed away in September 19, 2017. Read his notice here.

Class of 1930-1939

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

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

Class of 1940-1949

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)

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)

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 (4/21/21)
Jane Isabelle Hoel, ’50 (4/23/20)
Karl William Kumler ’59 (5/27/20)
David Allen Beck, ’56 (5/29/20)

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)

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 Richard David ’69 (3/24/20)

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)

Class of 1980-1989

Richard Fisher ’80 (8/25/19)

Scott Thomas Elsass ’87 (11/12/19)

Craig A. Kleiman ’98 (12/19/19)

 

Class of 1990-1999

Ryan Duemey, ’94 (3/13/2019)

Jason Edward Tackett ’96 (5/25/19)

Jessica Lynn Jorgensen, ’94 (5/9/20)

Class of 2000-2009

Class of 2010-2019

Roman Garcia ’16 (4/14/19)