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Death Notices
In Memoriam
Alumni Deaths
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Rev. Francis J. Jann, '43, Clarence, N.Y.
John J. McGrath, '43, Venice, Fla.
Rev. John J. King, '44, Starrucca, Pa.
Alice N. (Noonan) Fromme, '45, Olean, N.Y.
Rev. Leon Ristuccia O.F.M., '45, Winsted, Conn.
Mary G. (Welch) Kammerer, '48, Rochester, N.Y.
M. Jeanne Brunner-Osborne, '49,
Binghamton, N.Y.
Robert L. Horey, '49, Greenacres, Fla.
Edward J. Reilly, '49, Pine Plains, N.Y.
Thomas F. Shannon, '49, Tinton Falls, N.J.
David T. Whitten, '49, Orange Beach, Ala.
William R. Cahill, '50, Manlius, N.Y.
John P. Egan, '50, Plymouth, Mich.
Rev. Robert A. Gavin, O.F.M., '50, New York, N.Y.
Paul J. Gofran, '50, Endicott, N.Y.
Anthony R. Iacovino, '50, Tampa, Fla.
John W. McCarron, '50, Muncie, Ind.
Frank Ruggeri, '50, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Charles A. Spreter Sr., '50, Camillus, N.Y.
Frederick E. Wahl, '50, Elmira, N.Y.
Sr. Frances T. Gavin O.S.F., '51, West Palm
Beach, Fla.
Paul J. Guerrein, '51, Fairport, N.Y.
Thomas J. Hayes, '51, San Antonio, Texas
Joseph E. Resch, '51, Rochester, N.Y.
William J. Vierhile, '51, Naples, N.Y.
Fred J. Bianco Jr., '52, Peekskill, N.Y.
Gerald B. Hanna, '52, Rochester, N.Y
Francis P. Murphy, '52, Marcellus, N.Y.
Joseph F. Conti, '53, Norwood, Mass.
Ruth A. Ness, '53, Campbell, N.Y.
James J. Quagliana, '53, Corning, N.Y.
Richard O. Robinson, '53, Amherst, N.Y.
Edward A. Silvent, '53, West Wyoming, Pa.
John L. Thume, '53, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
William W. Walsh, '53, Lake City, Fla.
John J. McCarthy, '54, Hornell, N.Y.
Richard F. McGrath, '54, North Oaks, Minn.
Joseph E. Zeller Jr., '54, Nutley, N.J.
M. Bernard Cawley, '55, Tonawanda, N.Y.
Joyce M. (Guinnip) Gilroy, '55, Olean, N.Y.
James R. Hillery, '55, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sr. Mary Rosaline Igielska, '55, Hamburg, N.Y.
Henry E. Kearns, '55, Huntley, Ill.
Casper J. Urban, '55, Clarence Center, N.Y.
Joseph P. Feeley, '56, West Seneca, N.Y.
Rev. Capistran J. Hanlon O.F.M., '56,
Loudonville, N.Y.
William T. Johnston, '56, Naperville, Ill.
John J. Carlin, '57, Morristown, N.J.
Rev. R. Patrick Fitzgerald, '57, New York, N.Y.
Richard L. Harrington, '57, Palm Springs, Calif.
Marlin R. Smith, '57, Rochester, N.Y.
Winona (Haselhoff) Yahn, '57, Olean, N.Y.
William J. Kalamanka, '59, Webster, N.Y.
George C. Peacock, '59, Phoenix, Ariz.
Franklin Strickland, '59, Decatur, Ga.
Gordon G. Burdick, '60, Smethport, Pa.
Norman R. Mancuso, '60, Natick, Mass.
Brian V. Ahern, '61, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Sr. Ann P. Keady O.S.F., '61, Allegany, N.Y.
Sr. Mary B. Laffey O.S.F., '61, Lewiston, N.Y.
Col. (Ret.) David W. Hazen, '62, Matamoras, Pa.
Hugh McCluskey Jr., '62, Asbury Park, N.J.
Mark L. Knight, '62, Hendersonville, N.C.
Richard W. Loftus, '62, Lake Lure, N.C.
Sr. Mary (Joan) Thompson, S.S.M.N., '63,
Buffalo, N.Y.
Col. George M. Connell, '64, Naples, Fla.
William B. Grothaus, '64,
West Hartford, Conn.
Paul H. Enderle, '65, Danville, Ky.
Richard H. Freeman, '65, Babylon, N.Y.
Dr. Michael D. Greco, '65, Jarrettsville, Md.
Howard E. Kron, '66, Washington, N.J.
Francis J. Mahar Jr., '66, Olean, N.Y.
Dorothy M. McNabb, '66, Mulberry, Fla.
Mary Ann Sutter Pupo, '66, Chili, N.Y.
Rudolph W. Reinprecht, '66, Wellsville, N.Y.
Sr. David M. Tyrell, '66, Allegany, N.Y.
Dr. David E. Cunningham, '67, Hershey, Pa.
Robert E. Murrin, '67, Tampa, Fla.
Radley J. Rehnborg, '67, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
James V. Rogers Jr., '68, Charlotte, N.C.
Francis E. Borer, '69, Jamesville, N.Y.
Francis E. Borer, '69, died
Dec. 5, 2014, in Jamesville,
N.Y. He and his mother, the
late Gertrude Borer, estab-
lished the Dr. Arnold T. Borer
Fellowship in honor of his fa-
ther in 1992. The fellowship
provides stipends for St.
Bonaventure student research
in biology during the summer
months. Frank Borer was the
founder and CEO of Petr-All
Petroleum Corporation and
Express Mart Convenience
Dr. Richard W. Gates, a
longtime professor in the
School of Education, died
April 26. He taught at St.
Bonaventure from 1970 to
2000, serving for a brief pe-
riod as the dean of the
School of Education. He
served as a board member for
the Olean Public Library, the
Olean Planning Board, and
for 20 years was a member
and longtime president of the
Olean City School District
Board of Education.
Dr. Roderick P. Hughes III, a
member of the Department
of Philosophy from 1970-
2014, died Jan. 30. One of
the university's most beloved
faculty members, he received
the university's Excellence in
Teaching Award, served as
chair of the Faculty Senate,
and was the longtime chair-
man of the Department of
Philosophy. Over his 45 years
at St. Bonaventure, he taught
critical thinking from a book
that he authored to more
than 6,000 students.
Janet A. Lippert, who
worked her entire career at
St. Bonaventure as a librarian,
died Jan. 22. She retired in
2003 after 32 years of serv-
John "Jack" J. Murphy, a
former University trustee,
died May 1 in Highland Park,
Texas. Murphy served as a
trustee from 1978-1992 and
chair of the Board of Trustees
from 1985-1992. The Univer-
sity honored him with an
honorary Doctor of Commer-
cial Science degree in 1994
and in 1997 renamed the for-
mer Mecom Building, the
John J. Murphy Professional
Building. Murphy spent most
of career with Dresser Indus-
tries. He served as chair of
Dresser from 1983-1996 and
president from 1982-1992.
Doris Rigas died Dec. 10,
2014, in Coudersport, Pa.
She was the wife of former
trustee John Rigas.
Dr. Joseph S. Tedesco, a
longtime faculty member in
the Department of English,
died July 5. In his 42 years of
teaching, his specialties in-
cluded oral and written com-
position, and the playwright
George Bernard Shaw. He
served multiple terms as the
chair of his department, fre-
quently presenting at the
scholarly conferences and fur-
thering the advancement of
the university community
through his roles on the Fac-
ulty Senate, the Campus Min-
istry Council and the Long
Range Planning committee.
Rosalie "Bunni" Witherell,
who retired from the univer-
sity's Admissions Office after
25 years of service, died April
Sr. Leonilda Avery, '70, North Syracuse, N.Y.
John A. Boyce Jr., '71, Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.
Dean J. Eberle, '71, Great Valley, N.Y.
Helen G. Hammond, '71, Ellicottville, N.Y.
Joseph P. Lomio, '72, Palo Alto, Calif.
Daniel E. Perry, '75, Howard, Ohio
Mary Ellen (McMahon) Carollo, '77, Ithaca, N.Y.
Sr. Frances A. Thom O.S.F., '77, Syracuse, N.Y.
Clarence "Jack" Huselstein, '78, Allegany, N.Y.
Debra L. Wells, '78, Southlake, Texas
John P. Meade, '80, Rochester, N.Y.
Donald A. Robbins, '80, Prentisvale, Pa.
Patricia (Ford) Money, '83, Fairfield, Conn.
Sr. M. Adrian Wise, '85, Fulton, N.Y.
Loretta M. McCormick, '85, Oneonta, N.Y.
Judith (Sherman) Chiariello, '86,
Franklinville, N.Y.
Paul P. Corcoran, '86, Smyrna, Ga.
Jane E. Schuck, '88, Irmo, S.C.
Michael Fitzell, '89, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Joan O'Brien, '93, Portville, N.Y.
Lorenzo Altadonna, '97, Binghamton, N.Y.
David Washington, '16, Allegany, N.Y.