In Memoriam

(Published in the Summer 2015 Bulletin)


Katharine (Cole) Shinn, Southbury, Conn., died April 4, 2015. She had worked for Union Theological Seminary and as a volunteer. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Wheeler and Beth Shinn; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Emilie (Brown) Wells, North Fairfield, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 2015. She was an elementary school teacher for many years, receiving the Martha Holden Jennings Award for Teaching Excellence in 1967 and 1968. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Klein; a son, Richard; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Delbert.


Bonnie M. (Bender) Foster, Willard, Ohio, died March 20, 2015. She taught music education for more than 20 years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn (Foster), ‘67, and David Syler, ‘66; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother, L.W. “Bud” Bender.

Ann E. (Nuttall) Ruzzo, San Jose, Calif., died March 21, 2015. She had been a homemaker. Survivors include four children, John, Cathryn, Walter and Larry; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Eva “Betty” (Gibbon) Hoose, Wickliffe, Ohio, died Dec. 20, 2014. She is survived by four daughters, Penny Genco, Carol Malchesky, Mary and Peggy Pawar; four sons, Pete, Bill, Jack and Bob; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.


Florence M. (Cartlidge) Crom, Akron, Ohio, died April 6, 2015. She was a teacher early in her career and later worked for the city of Norton. Surviving are two sons, Richard and Michael; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rachel (Watkins) Loar Ellis, Tucson, Ariz., died April 16, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Rev. David Loar and Phillip Loar; a daughter, Ann Brooks; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Dr. Don Watkins, the Rev. Hal Watkins and Roger Watkins; and a sister, Joan Domeck.

Jeanne E. (Seibel) Wallace, Richmond, Va., died April 7, 2015. After graduation, she taught for several years and then became a homemaker, helping to found the Henrico County Homemakers Extension Club. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Carter and Mary Jo Wallace; a son, William A.; and one grandson.


Rev. Dr. Robert D. Culver, Houston, Minn., died Feb. 7, 2015. He was ordained into the ministry of the Brethren Church, later completing post-doctoral theological studies at Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary and ancient Near-east languages at the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Culver had been an author, preacher, pastor and teacher. In addition to professorships at Grace Theological Seminary, Wheaton College and Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he had been special or visiting professor in Canada, several states, Jordan, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Argentina. He is survived by his second wife, Celeste; a son, Keith; a daughter, Lorraine; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Julia Smithwick, Caroline McGraw, and Joanne McReynolds; and two brothers, Richard and Roger.

William G. Servis, Rochester, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2013. He was a practicing attorney for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Valentine; two sons, Ronald and Terry; and a daughter and son-in-law, Kim (Servis) and Jeffrey Powell, ‘78 and ‘79.


Jacqueline (Clarke) Barry, Plano, Texas, died Aug. 27, 2014. She had worked in real estate and was a library volunteer. Surviving are three daughters, Katherine Barlow, Mary Ellen Hammond, and Alice Michaels; three sons, John, Christopher and Robert; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William and Robert.

Rev. Dr. Richard E. Neumann, Pompano Beach, Fla., died Dec. 15, 2014. A graduate of Princeton Theological seminary, he was pastor emeritus at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Survivors include two sons, Kirk and Jim; a daughter, Karen Duckett; six grandchildren; and four grandchildren.

Libuse “Libby” A. (Lacina) Reed, Delaware, Ohio, died March 11, 2015. After receiving her master‘s degree from the University of Michigan, Libby joined the English faculty at Ohio Wesleyan University, teaching there for 32 years. She was professor emerita and was an honorary alumna.

Ceceila M. (Reifert) Vidmar, Cleveland, died May 19, 2015. She spent the majority of her career with the Cleveland Heights/University Heights University System. Surviving are four children, Dennis, Vivian Pocek, Karen Crowe and Kevin; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, William.


William C. Lahman, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 2015. William earned a master‘s degree from Case Western Reserve in 1949. He was called to active duty during his junior year at Heidelberg. He returned to complete his degree in 1947. He was co-owner and editor of a newspaper in Rangely, Colo., later serving as city manager. He served as general manager of a private residential and recreational community in Kansas City, then assistant to the city manager and city manager of Cleveland Heights. He was later the secretary-treasurer and general manager of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, retiring in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane (Schwartz), ‘49; a son, William Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Linda Kay; two grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Keller.

Norma (Fisher) Vosper, Akron, Ohio, died Dec. 30, 2014. She had worked at Ohio Bell and at Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital for 21 years. She is survived by a daughter, Lauren Gamauf, and two grandchildren.


Charles F. Kriete, Gardners, Pa., died Nov. 9, 2014. He had retired from the U.S. Army as a chaplain (rank of colonel) following 26 years of service. He was a distinguished Fellow of the U.S. Army War College. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Landis; three sons, Peter, Norman and Charles; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy E. (Schoen) Kriete, Gardners, Pa., died June 24, 2014. She had retired from the U.S. Army War College Library. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Landis; three sons, Peter, Norman and Charles; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Emily Burrell and Ruth Michael.

Miriam S. Mast, St. Paul, Minn., died Dec. 21, 2014. She was a kindergarten teacher and radio storyteller in Cleveland. She is survived by a brother, W. Gerald.


Dr. Frank W. Kroetz, Hot Springs Village, Ariz., died Nov. 28, 2014. A cardiologist who earned his M.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Dr. Kroetz had served as director of Cardiac Laboratories at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He completed his career in cardiology as part of the Ferguson Medical Group of Sikeston, Mo. Surviving are a brother, Marion; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

William W. Winslow, North Canton, Ohio, died May 6, 2015. He had retired from Smith, Kline&French Pharmaceuticals and the North Canton Fire Department, and was the owner of Right Automotive. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Weston, ‘71; four sons, Bruce, Brian, Brady and Brent; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Ricard D. Barth, Tiffin, died March 8, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Dick worked in bank management and retired from the insurance industry. He was very active in professional, community and church organizations throughout his life. He is survived his wife, Elaine (Tewart), ‘51; two sons, David, ‘75; and Timothy; a daughter, Rebecca Barbee; 11 grandchildren including ‘Berg alumni Heidi Clemens, ‘02, Gretchen Moyer, ‘04, and Liesl ‘11 and John Huenemann, ‘12; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Weber.

Anne (Christman) Brown, Fountain Inn, S.C.,died Feb. 28, 2015. She had been a veterinary technician.

Richard H. DeWitt, Tallmadge, Ohio, died June 27, 2015. He retired from the finance division of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1987 after 37 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Jean (Hoffman), ‘51; two children, Debra and Douglas; two grandchildren; and a brother, John.

Rev. Noel A. Gehm, Mount Olive, Ill., died May 23, 2015. He received his bachelor‘s and master‘s of divinity degrees from Eden Theological Seminary and served several United Church of Christ congregations in Illinois. Additionally, he held several leadership positions within the Illinois South Conference of the UCC. Surviving are his wife, Leora; two children, Barry and Denise Rademacher; and two grandchildren.

Theodore C. Honold, Canton, Ohio, died Jan. 23, 2015. He was the owner and manager of Sunset Square Management for 45 years and had worked in sales for Proctor&Gamble for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Millie; two sons, Ted and David; a daughter, Susan Hidy; a sister, Angie Ryska; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy (Kratzenstein) Norris, Moorestown, N.J., died Feb. 26, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Howard M. Norris; two sons, Kenneth and Wayne; two daughters, Carole Nimoiwicz and Gail Norris; seven grandchildren; and one brother, William.

Harriet (Rohrbaugh) Ossman, Parma, Ohio, died March 25, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur; one daughter, Linda Lackey; and four grandchildren.

James W. Speck, Findlay, Ohio, died May 18, 2015. He retired as an engineer for Cooper Tire&Rubber Co. after 28 years, and had worked as a geologist in a government position. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; four sons, James, David, Edward and Alan; two daughters, Beth Anne Courtney and Jean Howard; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.


Jack F. Grimm, Findlay, Ohio, died March 22, 2015. He retired from Ashland Oil Co. after 35-1/2 years as a quality control supervisor. He is survived by four brothers, Max, Thomas, Robert and Russell; two sisters, Jane Mason and Nancy Goss; and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Arnold H. Klaiber, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died June 10, 2015. A graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, he was ordained in 1954. He served as pastor of the First United Church of Christ in Sugarcreek for 33 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Anna (McVitty), ‘50; children Mark, ‘77, Phillip, ‘79, Nancy Troyer and John; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Grace; and two brothers, Morton, ‘52, and Harold.

Robinetta (McGovern) Mount, ‘51, Plain City, Ohio, died March 12, 2014. She taught elementary school in Tuscarawus County and Columbus. Surviving are her son, Geoffrey, and two granddaughters.

John H. Reed, Delaware, Ohio, died Jan. 15, 2015. John received his master‘s degree in library sciences from Western Reserve University and spent 32 years as the archival librarian at Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a decorated U.S. Army Ranger during World War II, participating in numerous campaigns throughout Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.


Helen (Resh) Armbrust, Norwalk, Ohio, died Feb. 24, 2015. Early in her career, she was the health and physical education director at the Detroit Central YWCA. In addition to many volunteer assignments, she also was a substitute teacher in Erie and Huron county schools, retiring in 1993 from Christie Lane School after 10 years working with special needs children. She is survived by her husband, Richard, ‘54; two children, Carol and David; and four grandchildren.

Dr. James L. Bailey, Cleveland, died Feb. 17, 2015. He earned a master‘s degree in 1954 and a doctorate in mathematics in 1958 from Michigan State University. He taught math at Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University) and was a professor of math at the University of Toledo from 1963-95, earning emeritus status. He authored numerous scientific papers, primarily in the area of earthquake research. He also taught graduate courses at UT and NASA. Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth Ellen (Heyman), ‘52; three children, Melanie Mills, Laurie Weed and Scott; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert.

John R. “Jack” Briggs, Massillon, Ohio, died Dec. 31, 2014. He was a retired salesman, having worked for Hotsy and Chempace. Surviving are two children, Tami Bonheimer and Paul; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Don W. Friend, Suwanee, Ga., died Jan. 16, 2015. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force having retired after 20 years of service with assignments in Korea and Vietnam, he worked as a golf club superintendent and a horticulturist. Surviving are his wife, Sue; two sons, Steven and Kevin; two daughters, Teri Glenn and Tami Wolf; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and four step-great-grandchildren.

Jay A. LeCrone, St. Louis, died March 14, 2015. He was a pharmacist for more than 40 years, retiring from Walgreens in 1995. Surviving are his wife, Betty (Cunningham), ‘54; three children, Annette Kelly, Michele Wolford and Charles; six grandchildren; and three siblings, Mary Lou Weaver, Arden Harmon and Chico Bladdy.

Mary Louise Lowe, Louisville, Ohio, died Jan. 20, 2015. She received her master‘s degree from Case Western Reserve University, retiring in 1988 as director of the Louisville Public Library. She is survived by several cousins.


Lt. Col. David Beard, Twentynine Palms, Calif., died April 21, 2015. He served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring in 1974. His second career was as a substitute teacher and track coach with the Morongo Unified School District. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Fatig), ‘52; four children, Jon, David, Lisa and Erin; three granddaughters; and a sister, Miriam Sweigart.

Dr. Eugene B. Epstein, Worcester, Mass., died Feb. 17, 2015. Also a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, he was an ophthalmologist in private practice for many years and also served on the medical staff of St. Vincent and Memorial hospitals, retiring in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Elsa; two sons, Kenneth and David; and two grandchildren.

Ruby (Potter) Martin, Columbus, died March 25, 2015. Ruby was a preschool and elementary teacher and later owned The Village Booksmith, which she and her husband operated for 18 years. She is survived by four children, Kay Rickard, Janet Walworth, Greg and Scott; and six grandchildren.


Elizabeth (Fultz) Ward, Marysville, Ohio, died Feb. 11, 2015. She was an accomplished pianist, organist, violinist and accordionist, retiring from the Marysville School System after 25 years as an elementary school and music teacher. Surviving are four children, David, Christiane Schmenk, Jane Martin and Elizabeth Hale; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.


Gratia (Greene) Alkire, Emmaus, Pa., died June 11, 2015. After graduating from the University of Rochester, she was involved in mathematical studies supporting the design of advance nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. An early user of computers to manage financial assets, her methods were featured in several magazines for investors and computer users. Diagnosed with MS at age 19, when her eyesight began to fail she created a cookbook for the physically handicapped and visually impaired, which led to the founding of TIA Publishing and the publishing of Easy Elegant Dining, which is used throughout the world. She is survived by her husband, Elbern; a son, Dr. Ti Alkire; and a brother, Norbert.

Marcene “Marcy” (Werner) Busch, Cleveland, died April 16, 2015. Among her many volunteer positions, she was actively involved in Parma South Presbyterian Church, holding many leadership positions. Marcy may be best known for her love of writing personal notes and sending cards. Marcy is survived by her husband, John, ‘55; four children, Julie Jones, J. Mark, ‘82, Catherine Harvey and James; and seven grandchildren, including Jordan Busch, ‘17.

Mary Patricia “Pat” Cornely, Tiffin, died Jan. 8, 2015. She earned a master‘s degree in microbiology from Bowling Green State University and the Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She retired in 1985 from Providence School of Nursing, where she was a science instructor. She is survived by several cousins.

William J. Courson, Wooster, Ohio, died March 13, 2015. He had served as CEO of Peoples Federal Savings Bank and later as a financial advisor with IDS/American Express. Surviving are his wife, Brenda; four children, Bill Jr., Becky Moore, Scott and Todd; four step-children, Mike, Kim Owen, Krista Amstutz and Kelley Kinney; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ralph S. Gable, Canton, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2015. Born Ralph Schwitzgebel, he and his twin brother, Robert, co-invented the location-monitoring system for offenders used in ankle bracelets. Their invention emerged from a graduate psychological study at Harvard University under professors B.F. Skinner and Timothy Leary. Ralph was also a lawyer, having received a master‘s degree in education and two doctorates from Harvard, one in counseling psychology and the other a Juris Doctorate, followed by a third doctorate in social psychology from City University Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Ryan; a daughter, Sandy Ryan; a son, Eric Schwitzgebel; and two brothers, his twin, Robert, and H. Paul Schwitzgebel.

Patricia (Sheehan) Gruver, Frankenmuth, Mich., died March 17, 2015. She was a substitute teacher with Frankenmuth schools. Surviving are three daughters, Linda Weiss, ‘81, Anne Klok and Christine Zucker; five grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Tankersley.


Majel (Rich) Pentz, Trumansburg, N.Y., died Jan. 12, 2015. She received a master‘s degree from Cornell University and was active in volunteering in her community. She is survived by two children, Susan Frost and Frank, and five grandchildren.


Ronald H. Deibel, Dover, Ohio, died Dec. 21, 2014. He had been employed by Warner&Swasey for 24 years, Joy Manufacturing for 20 years and following his retirement in 2003, he worked for his son-in-law at Pissocra-Mathias Realty for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; five children, Tammy Mathias, Ronnie, Keddi Spittle, Amy Ellwood and Jay Reidenbach; two sisters, Eileen Tanner and Donna Deibel; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Earl Lucius, Tiffin, died Jan. 16, 2015. He taught physical education, biology and special education at New Riegel, Bettsville, Bellevue and Fremont Ross high schools. He also owned Mohawk Carry Out from 1966-86. He is survived by his wife, Alice; four children, Kurtis, Dave, Karen Colatruglio and Deb Griffey; three step-children; 11 grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rich.

Dr. Richard H. Ward, Appleton, Wis., died June 2, 2015. He graduated from The Ohio State College of Medicine in 1962 and established Fox Valley Surgical Associates, where he practiced otolaryngology until his retirement in 1994. He also served on the medical staffs of the Appleton Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Theda Clark Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Martha; two children, Susan and Jeff; and a sister, Dr. Kay Ward.


D. Keith Rinehart, Blacklick, Ohio, died March 20, 2015. He retired after serving as a principal in the Columbus City Schools. Surviving are his wife, Betty; three children, Brian, Lisa Nixon and David; four grandchildren; and a brother, Hugh.

Robert H. Taylor, North Canton, Ohio, died March 21, 2015. He spent the majority of his career with Firestone Tire&Rubber Co. He is survived by his wife, Monique; a son, Steven; and two granddaughters.


Robert A. Charton, Tallmadge, Ohio, died June 2, 2015. Bob enjoyed a 43-year career with Norton Performance Plastics, where he retired as director of research and development. He is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons, Daryl and Robert G; six grandchildren; and a brother, James.

Judith (Drake) Clausing, Tiffin, Ohio, died Jan. 6, 2015. She had worked in the dietary department of Marcy Hospital and gave sewing and knitting lessons. Surviving are her husband, Larry, ‘59; three children, Barbara Bjornstad, David and Mark; three grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Stephan.

Vincent R. Fowler, New Riegel, Ohio, died Feb. 25, 2015. He retired in 1998 from National Machinery. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children, Kirk, Kyle and Pam Johnson-Shock; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mardell Remy and Joyce Fadley.

Carolyn J. (Seifried) Johnson, Orrville, Ohio, died Jan. 22, 2015. She spent her career as an educator teaching elementary school in Orrville. After earning her master‘s degree from the University of Akron, she finished her career as principal of North School in Orrville, retiring in 2001. She also mentored student teachers at the University of Akron and Ashland University. She is survived by her husband, John Sr., ‘59; six children, Colleen Abrams, John Jr., Heidi Schoen, ‘89, Jill Leora, Eric and Mark; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings, F. Stanley, Paul, Phyllis Bransky, Beth Luzio, Frances Diedling and Stephen.

Ann (Schuff) Myers, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died Jan. 19, 2015. She was a lifelong educator and is survived by her husband, Gil; three sons, Timothy, Scott and Patrick; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathy Gordon and Janet Kull.

Glenn H. Schulz, Battle Creek, Mich., died Dec. 15, 2014. After receiving his master‘s degree from John Carroll University, Glenn taught in the Cleveland Public Schools, eventually returning to Battle Creek, where he became principal and athletic director in Bellevue Middle School and Lakeview High School, respectively. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Dwight.


Rev. Robert L. Stiles, Downey, Calif., died Jan. 20, 2015. Bob received two master‘s degrees from Eden Theological Seminary and Andover Newton Theological School, after which he served as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for the rest of his life. In his later years, he became a realtor. He is survived by his spouse, Clement Cheung; three children, Kimberly, Mark and Jason; nine grandchildren; and three siblings, Donald, Thomas and Joann.


Victor P. Ganger, Piqua, Ohio, died May 6, 2015. He retired as a systems analyst from the Delphi Plant of General Motors. Surviving are his wife, Carol; four children, Brian Copp, Yvonne Novak, John Copp and Heather Ganger; four step-children, Jill Fetters, Jack Reasor, Joni Reason and Tanya Apple; seven grandchildren; and 9 step-grandchildren.

Robert E. Wilfling, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Feb. 13, 2015. Bob worked as chief financial officer for McGraw Hill in New York, Kansas City and Colorado Springs for 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children Kelly Fitzgibbons and Scott; step-children Marcus Schlansker and Ashley Stogner; and four grandchildren.


David Dunyan, Hamler, Ohio, died May 14, 2015. He was a teacher, retiring from Patrick Henry High School in 2000. Surviving are his wife, LuAnne, and family members Jeff, Chris and Tyler Himburg, Steve, Paula and Logan Himburg.


John Keros, Toledo, died Jan. 23, 2015. He began his career in mental health services at the state hospital in Tiffin, moving to the Lucas County Mental Health Board, where he became manager of planning, retiring in 2000. Surviving are two sons, Matthew and Daniel, and one granddaughter.


Kathy E. Niemeier, Las Vegas, Nev., died Dec. 8, 2014. After receiving a master‘s degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University, she worked for many years as a librarian around the Midwest. She also was a marketing manager and office manager. In 1993, she began a decade-long pursuit as a co-producer of the independent film Sweet Land, which won the SPIRIT Award in 2007. She is survived by her husband, Morris, an aunt and several cousins.


Norman M. Fischer, Aurora, Ohio, died June 1, 2015. He had retired as a high school chemistry and physics teacher at Aurora High School after more than 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; four children, Jeremy, Joseph, Casey Forbes and Kelsey; two grandchildren; and one brother, Richard.


Jeffrey A. Topping, Toledo, died Dec. 28, 2014. He had volunteered for many political campaigns. Surviving are his mother, Virginia M. Nichols, and a half-brother, Darryl Gould.


Brigid E. Fall, Toledo, died Jan. 29, 2015. Born Elizabeth Ann Denney, she received her master‘s degree from Kent State University and worked as a children‘s librarian for 25 years. Surviving are her sister, Virginia Denney, and brother, Robert Denney.


James A. Koch, Toledo, died April 2, 2015. He was the vice president of Certified Alarm and Signal Co. and also was employed by Eaton Corp, Microsoft, in Findlay and at Total Fleet Solutions at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; a brother, William, and many nieces and nephews.

Eugene W. Miller (MA), Tiffin, died Feb. 22, 2015. He was a pioneer in the computer industry and worked in a variety of software programming positions before retiring from Worthington Plastics. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two children, Gretchen Franklin and Matthew; five grandchildren; and three siblings, Judy Petty, Kathleen Pearson and Kenny.


Adrian L. Niemitz, Fountain, Colo., died March 31, 2015. He had been involved in archaeological research in Europe and published articles about his work. At the time of his death, he was working with Sacred Stones Native American History Inc., Stone Huts in Crestone, Colo. He is survived by his parents, Mary and Gary, and his sister, Jesse.