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Dorothy G. Lesser ’32 died July 15, 2012, in Jacksonville. She received a Licentiate in Instruction from FSC, and she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Frazier; a son, Robert; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Evelyn (Edwina) Repetto Hutchison ’35 died July 18, 2012, in Crystal River. A longtime resident of Seminole, Fla., she was a teacher and principal at Seminole Elementary School. She and her family also owned Orange Blossom Groves, a citrus company. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Bice, and a son, Charles Hutchison, of Chiefland; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters and a sister.
Eloise Whitehurst Driskell ’39 died Aug. 27, 2012, in Wauchula, Fla. At FSC, she was Miss Southern in 1938 and 1939 and an Agnes Rowe award recipient. She earned a master’s degree from Western Carolina University, and she worked for the Hardee County School District for more than 34 years. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by two sons, Jeff Lott and Jess Whitehurst Driskell; a nephew and a niece.
Judith Feeney ’39 died Nov. 12, 2011, in Binghamton, N.Y. She was a school teacher for 25 years on Long Island. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Feeney. She is survived by two daughters, Rosilyn Gallipoli and Elizabeth Heery of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; a brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Carol Harris Hunt ’40 died May 21, 2012, in Decatur, Ga. She was a homemaker. She and her husband, G. Bowdon Hunt ’38, who preceded her in death, were longtime residents of Bartow. She is survived by two daughters, Fran Hunt Lewis and Lynn Hunt Bronson; a son, Bowdon Hunt, Jr.; a brother; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Dorothy (“Dot”) Lee Jones ’40 died July 12, 2012, in Oviedo, Fla. She taught English and speech before her marriage. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John Jones, a brother, and a sister. She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Lee Ford, Beverly Coyle and Laura Jones; a brother, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Readdick Hutchinson ’42 died July 26, 2012, in Lakeland. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and she was a member of Florida Southern Women’s Faculty Club. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Turcotte of Marietta, Ga.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Josephine Higgs Irwin ’42 died Dec. 23, 2011 in Nashville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cecil Irwin ’44. She is survived by two daughters, Bunny Jones of Brentwood, Tenn., and Jana Gilliard of Canton, Ga.; a son, Louis Irwin of Daphne, Ala.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren
Helen Elizabeth Woodward Buggert ’43 died May 28, 2012, in Las Cruces, N.M. At Florida Southern, she was president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. As an employee of the American Red Cross she worked at a hospital in Georgia, and after her marriage, she taught fourth grade in Michigan. She was a longtime resident of DeKalb, Ill., where she gave private piano lessons. She is survived by husband, Bob; a daughter, Barbara; a son, Richard; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mary Helen Gladman Borsch ’45 died August 10, 2012, in Lakeland. Valedictorian of her class at Florida Southern, she earned a master’s degree at Columbia University in New York. She taught school in Lakeland, Auburndale, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Aruba. She is survived by a daughter, Mimsi Lovering of Texas; a granddaughter, and great-granddaughter.
Betty Geraldine Widgeon ’46 of Pompano Beach, Fla., died June 2, 2011. She taught school in Broward County, retiring after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Widgeon, and a son, Tommy. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki Fisher and Chris Clymer; a son, Gordon Widgeon; a brother; and a grandson.
Foster E. Heath ’49 died April 14, 2012, in Lakeland. An FSC Distinguished Alumnus, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II as a tail gunner on a B-17. He spent 11 months as a prisoner of war. He was the founder and owner of Heath Funeral Home in Lakeland, at which he continued to work until his death. He was active in numerous civic organizations. Mr. Heath was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Purcell Heath ’39, and seven brothers including Charles C. Heath ’47. He is survived by a son, F. Eugene Heath of New Paltz, N.Y.; a daughter, Caroline Schichtel of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and a sister.
William R. Hering ’49 died Jan. 18, 2012, in Ringwood, N.J. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-24 tail gunner, and spent 18 months as a prisoner of war. At FSC, he was a founding member of the Beta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. He spent his entire career with the Star Ledger newspaper in New Jersey, retiring as an editor. He is survived by a son, Matt Hering ’72.
Mary Ann Schutte ’49 of Titusville, Fla., died Sept. 15, 2011. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. She is survived by her children, Gary, Bill, Dan, and Elizabeth; and three grandchildren.
Beulah K. (“Kay”) Barco Tolle ’49 died Aug. 3, 2012, in Crystal River, Fla. She was active in politics in Citrus County, where she was a lifelong resident. She was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Tolle III. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Tolle ’49; a daughter, Laura Lou Fitzpatrick; a son, Hugh Tolle; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Jean D. Criss ’50 of Lakeland died May 8, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and served as a hospital corpsman during World War II. He was a math teacher at Southwest Junior High School for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances. He is survived by a son, Steve Criss of Lakeland; a daughter, Suzanna Criss Quinn of Decatur, Ga.; a brother and a sister; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Russell J. Fee Jr. ’51, of Sugarmill Woods, Fla., died March 6, 2012. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as a B-29 aircraft and squadron flight engineer and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations. At FSC, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honorary societies. He worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 26 years as liaison officer. He also was an intelligence adviser to the U.S. Nuclear Test Ban Delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, and served on the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was a writer and editor for several outdoors publications, including Florida Sportsman and Southern Saltwater magazines. His is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Russell J. Fee III of Oak Park, Ill.; Brett Fee of Key West; a daughter, Dawn C. Goldbach of Chatham, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.
Strato Eli Telvely ’51 died July 6, 2012, in Lakeland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Midway during World War II. He earned his M.A. degree from Florida State University and a Specialist degree from the University of South Florida. He taught physics and mathematics in Polk County Schools, served as guidance counselor and assistant principal at Lakeland Senior High and became principal of Seth McKeel Junior High. Upon his retirement, he was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Polk County Schools.
Grace Vivian Schumacher Ward ’51 of Orange Park, Fla., died May 27, 2012. She earned a Master’s in Social Work from Denver University. She owned a Christian bookstore in Sebring, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Damon; two sons, Russell Ward and Bradley Ward; and three grandchildren.
Ondina Barcelo Page ’52 of Elgin, Ill., died June 16, 2011. She was a native of Holguin, Cuba. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth O. Page ’52; two daughters, Colleen Page and Marion Page; two grandchildren; and a brother.
R. Douglas Sadler Sr., ’52 died March 28, 2012 in Orlando. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked in his family’s citrus business. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two children, Becky Hiett and Doug Sadler; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Carl M. Teutsch ’52 of Pompano Beach died April 23, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and chapter president in 1951. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was president of the architectural firm Teutsch & Associates in Palatine, Ill. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Teutsch. He is survived by his children, Lori Hampton of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Carl M. Teutsch III of Palatine, Ill.; a brother; and two grandchildren.
June Louise Smith Butler ’53 died May 27, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La. After teaching for several years, she received a Master of Arts from the University of Florida. A longtime resident of Pensacola, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Butler, two sisters, and three brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Emily Butler of Pensacola, and Rebecca (Becky) Eleanor Butler Gammon of Baton Rouge; a sister, and three grandsons.
Anne Foust Wightman ’53 of Owensboro, Ky., died April 28, 2012. At FSC, she was president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Miss Southern. She was active in numerous civic organizations in Owensboro. She is survived by her husband, Martel Wightman; two daughters, Edie Castlen and Georgia Coomes, of Owensboro; a sister; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Robert DeFonso ’54 of Avon Park, Fla., died May 26, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army. At FSC, he was a member of the baseball team. He worked for 37 years for Trans World Airlines at JFK International Airport in New York and at TWA’s Beech Academy in Prairie Village, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three sons, Daniel of Overland Park, Kan., Chet of Marquette, Mich., and Eric of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Connie Deverill of Shawnee, Kan.; and five grandchildren.
The Rev. Joel Walter Embry ’55 died April 22, 2012, in Martinez, Ga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked as an insurance agent before entering the ministry. He was ordained as a United Methodist minister and served as a pastor. He was commissioned as a U.S. Army chaplain, and he served in Vietnam and at Veterans Administration hospitals, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; a son, the Rev. Joel Wesley Embry; two daughters, Alsatian Frye and Rebecca Jo Graham; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Nancy J. Hayden ’56 of Slingerlands, N.Y., died May 22, 2012. She earned a master’s degree from Siena College and a doctor of arts from the University at Albany-SUNY. She taught English for more than 30 years at Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central High School in Berne, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Hayden, and a son, Thomas W. Hayden. She is survived by two sons, Michael T. Hayden of Binghamton, N.Y., and Geoffrey G. Hayden of Knox; a daughter, Gretchen H. Cunningham of Slingerlands; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
Saverio “Sam” Giella ’56 died July 14, 2012, in Dade City, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the co-owner of the Rainbow Inn Restaurant in Dade City. He is survived by his wife, Olivia Brooks; a daughter, Diana Grief; three sons, Thomas, Michael and Louis; two sisters and a brother; and six grandchildren.
James H. Taylor III ’56 died Feb. 12, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired officer in the U.S. Air Force who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, receiving several decorations. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Bruce Taylor, Brent Taylor, and Emory Damron; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Richard Fenwick ’58 died May 7, 2012, in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He held high-level managerial positions with IBM during his 28-year career. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons, Richard Fenwick of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Paul Fenwick of St. Mary’s, Kan.; a daughter, Allison Ober of Woodstock, N.Y.; a sister, and four grandchildren.
Theresa Dawn Whitice Olah ’58 of Hollywood, Fla., died June 10, 2012. At Hollywood Hills High School, she taught English, creative writing, and humanities and was Broward County’s Teacher of the Year in the early 1970s. She was also a guidance counselor. She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Maund, and her sister, Diane Whitice Elliott. She is survived by a sister, Dr. Rebecca R. Holt of Norman, Oklahoma; a nephew, James Elliot of Cooper City, Fla., two nieces, Roxanne Maund of Coral Springs, Fla., and Louise Maund Meehan of Georgia; and three great-nieces.
The Rev. John Samuel Rasnake ’58 died Aug. 6, 2012, in Bristol, Tenn. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a pastor in the Assemblies of God, serving congregations in North Carolina and Tennessee. He also served as an executive presbyter of the Tennessee District of the Assemblies of God and was an educator with the Sullivan County, Tennessee, schools. The Rev. Rasnake also served on We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a national educational organization. He is survived by his wife, Gray Smith Rasnake, of Bristol; a son, John Samuel Rasnake II; a daughter, Tondaleah Rasnake Ollis; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Herbert I. Sirota ’58 of Tamarac, Fla., died Feb. 6, 2012. He was a retired publications advisor for the Pinellas County School District and instructor at St. Petersburg Junior College.
Ralph Reid Edwards ’59 of Lakeland died July 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He earned a Master of Science degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and worked for his family’s citrus business, Edwards Groves. He was also a partner in Monty Associates Building Contractors, and he and his wife were co-owners of Gem Rocks Lapidary Supply House. He also worked for Imperial Testing Laboratories and TRAC Environmental Services. He is survived by his wife, Lynn D. Edwards, three sons, Jimmy R. Edwards of Birmingham, Ala., Joel E. Edwards of Lakeland and Gary R. Edwards of Polk City, Fla.; a daughter, Susan E. Gould of Lakeland; a stepson, John Walker; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Leon E. Hall ’60 of St. Petersburg died May 14, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a certified public accountant for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Bettilyn Dinkel Hall ’60. He is survived by a son, Clay Hall; a daughter, Noelle McCain; and five grandchildren.
Raymond Paul Staubesand ’60 died June 4, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and he was the owner of Eau Gallie Marine Center for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Staubesand. He is survived by two sisters, Marie Bowker of North Carolina, and Susan Staubesand of Florida; a niece, two grand nephews, and two great-grand nieces.
Elbert (Bozy) Blackwelder ’61 of Fort Meade, Fla., died May 13, 2012. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and the Florida National Guard who served in Vietnam. He also worked as an aluminum contractor. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Blackwelder; five sons, Eric Campbell of Arkansas, Thomas Long of Bartow, B.J. Wood of Carrier, Miss., Charles Tucker of Fort Meade, and Herb Albritton of Lakeland, FL; seven daughters, Karen Campbell of Arkansas, Eva Bryant of LaBelle, Fla., Carolyn Aldridge of Naples, Fla., Shirley Chavis of Fort Meade, Patricia Mathers of Bartow, Darlene Team of Mulberry, Fla., and Angel Powella of Bartow; a brother; twenty-one grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Mary Anne Ahrendt Blanche ’61 died April 30, 2012, in Bradenton. She taught elementary school for 35 years, most of them at Samoset Elementary in Bradenton. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority. She is survived by her mother, Donna Ahrendt; a son, Scott Blanche; a daughter, Rebecca Yates; a sister; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mott Peck Jr., ’61 of Waverly, Penn., died May 15, 2012. He worked for Morgan Stanley for 38 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Ann Detwiler Peck; and numerous cousins.
William J. “Bill” Ratley ’61 died June 14, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla. He earned a master’s degree from Stetson University. He worked in the Apollo space program and then as an educator with Brevard County School District. He was also a local contractor and taught woodworking at Brevard Community College. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Davis Ratley; two daughters, Kimberly McKevitt and Jennifer Ratley; two sisters; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Robinson ’63 died Aug. 23, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. He was a bookkeeper for Kozol Brothers for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Camille “Jo” Robinson. He is survived by two sons, Chris Robinson and Mike (Tonie) Robinson; a sister, and a grandson.
Diane Sue Walker-McConnell ’64 of Lakeland died Aug. 7, 2012. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey McConnell of Stuart; two daughters, Laurie McConnell of Tequesta, Fla., and Melissa Butler of Lakeland; a brother, and five grandchildren.
Frances Chandler Hand ’65 of Pelham, Ga., died June 14, 2012. She taught junior high and grammar school for the Dougherty County (Georgia) Board of Education for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr., of Pelham; three brothers, Dr. William Marcus Chandler of Warwick, Ga., Robert Battey Chandler of Tifton, Ga., and Porter Edward Chandler of Tallahassee; two sisters, Kathleen Chandler Hornick of Leesburg, Ga., and Ann Porter Chandler of Pelham; eight nephews and nieces, and three great-nephews a great-niece.
Betty Miller ’65 of Nokomis, Fla., died Jan. 22, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; two daughters, Patty Wisniewski of Oldsmar and Michelle Wilson of Cedartown, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
James F. Benz ’70 of Wellington, Fla., died March 29, 2012. He worked in the automobile business and later became a financial advisor. He is survived by his wife, Frances Gordon Benz; a daughter, Adrienne Figueroa of Nashville, Tenn.; and a son, James Benz.
The Rev. Thomas M. Field ’72 died May 20, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at Normandy during World War II. He worked for the Fairchild-Hiller Aircraft Modification Plant in St. Augustine and then entered the United Methodist ministry, where he served churches in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Elizabeth; a son, Thomas; three stepchildren; a brother; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
William A. Taylor ’72 of Fort Myers, Fla., died April 22, 2012. He was the owner of William A. Taylor Associates, a residential and commercial real estate firm. For his support in the revitalization of the River District downtown, Mr. Taylor was presented with a key to the city of Fort Myers. He is survived by a companion, Shelley Magnaghi; three sisters, Margaret Sugg, Kitty Norman, and Anne Valenti; a nephew, and four nieces.
John A. Carter Jr., ’75 of Lake Norman, N.C., died Aug. 5, 2012. He held sales positions with Carter Chair and Carolina Color Corporations, and for the last 20 years he was the managing partner of Carter Properties, a commercial real estate venture. He is survived by his father, John Carter, of Linville, N.C.; an uncle, Paul Carter; six sisters; 16 nieces and nephews, and a great-niece.
George Milton Burkhart ’77 of Lakeland died May 21 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a petty officer in Vietnam. He was a school teacher at Fort Pierce High School and was employed at the Bond Clinic in Lakeland. He is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Garland of Danville, Ky.; four nephews and a niece; nine great-nephews and great-nieces; and eight great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.
Robert L. Louchart ’78 of Pekin, Ill., died April 27, 2012. He and his wife were owners of the Robert L. Louchart Insurance and Investments firm. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two daughters, Megan and Anne, both of Pekin; his father, Bud Louchart, of Pekin; a sister; and a grandson.
Tedfred Ellis Myers III ’78 of Windsor, Ontario, died Feb. 3, 2012. He was an associate professor at the University of Windsor. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Robert and Bryan; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Mario Sanguily ’78 died Dec. 30, 2011, in Palm City, Fla. A native of Havana, Cuba, he was a general and vascular surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Alicia; a daughter, Brianna; and a son, Justin.
Robert “Bob” Stewart Varn ’78 of Fort Pierce died June 18, 2012. He was a citrus grower, associated with Varn Citrus. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel F. Varn and Myron M. Varn Jr. He is survived by a sister, Stephanie Varn Kite of Phoenix, Ariz.
Joseph J. Blanchard ’79 of Lakeland died March 14, 2012. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from FSC.
Warren D. Callender ’79 died July 11, 2012, in Auburndale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War, and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer, the Navy’s highest noncommissioned rank. He earned his B.S. degree from FSC after his retirement, and he taught math at Auburndale Senior High School, where he established the Junior ROTC program. He is survived by his wife, Sandra G. Callender; three sons, Michael Callender and Mitchell Callender, of Auburndale, and Mark Callender of Dothan, Ala.; a sister and three grandchildren.
Marc C. Slone ’79 of Cary, N.C., died March 20, 2012. At FSC, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity and a summa cum laude graduate. He received a master’s degree in biomedical laboratory science from the University of California at Berkley and worked as a pharmaceutical microbiologist. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kuliga Slone; a daughter, Rebecca Slone Beerman; a son, David Slone; and two brothers.
Laurie E. Madonia ’85 died April 25, 2012, in Lakeland. She was a pharmaceutical and hospital executive. She is survived by her husband, Charbel Gomez; her parents, Evelyn and Batista Madonia Sr.; a sister, Rosemary Madonia; two brothers, Stephen Madonia Sr., and Batista Madonia III; and six nieces and nephews.
Ronald Dale Doremus ’86 died May 11, 2012, in Westminster, Colo. He earned a master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon Institute, and he developed hospital information systems. He is survived by a daughter, Allie Turney Doremus; a brother, Steven L. Doremus; a sister, Dana Doremus Yerton; a niece and two nephews.
Douglas Hobart Grayson ’89 died March 12, 2012, in Lakeland. He was the co-owner of Knott Brothers Construction Co. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Anne Grayson; his parents, Boyd and Carol Grayson; a grandfather; two sisters; and 10 nephews and nieces.
Joseph J. Borsdam ’90 of Honesdale, Penn., died Aug. 16, 2012. At FSC, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education. He was employed at Borsdam, Inc. He was preceded in death by a sister. He is survived by his parents, David R. and Bettyjane Haun Borsdam of Honesdale; a son, Austin Michael Borsdam; two brothers, Michael Borsdam of Beach Lake, Penn., and James Borsdam of Honesdale; and a grandmother.
Charlotte Swain Storm ’91 of Merritt Island, Fla., died May 16, 2012. She worked in banking and real estate. She is survived by her husband, Robert Storm; her mother, Irma Swain; and her sister, Susan Reid.
Ruth Searle Nash ’96 died May 22, 2012, in Port Charlotte, Fla. A longtime resident of Reading, Mass., she joined the Girl Scouts in 1926, worked for 30 years as a Girl Scout administrator, and at the time of her death was the longest surviving Girl Scout in America. In 2011, she was honored by the Girl Scouts with an 85-year pin. She was the author of three books and a manuscript about the contributions of the Boy and Girl Scouts. At the age of 80, she graduated from FSC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton. She is survived by three daughters; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Dennis Brown ’13 died Aug. 8, 2012, after an extended illness. A senior at FSC, he was a native of Jamaica.
Katherine Sellers ’15 died on May 1, 2012. A freshman at FSC, she had returned home to Parkville, Md., at the conclusion of final exams. She is survived by her parents, Glenn and Charlene Sellers; a brother, Brandon Sellers; an uncle, and two aunts.
Ruth Emily Ross Rider of Lakeland died Sept. 2, 2012. She was an organist and church secretary and was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ben Rider. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Mary Ellen Rider of Lakeland, and Judy Rider Berry of Roswell, Ga; a brother; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Ben and Ruth Rider scholarship endowment at Florida Southern College.
Janita O. Hauk, former adjunct instructor, died July 29, 2012, in Lake Suzy, Fla. She was conductor emeritus of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Charlotte County, Fla., professor of violin and viola at Edison State College, and a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony. She taught music appreciation classes at FSC. She is survived by a son, Todd Hauk of Westland, Mich.; a daughter, Alea Hauk DeNeau of Seattle, Wash.; David Bewernitz of Wesley Chapel, whom she raised as a son; a brother; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
Former adjunct instructor Justine P. LeBaron died June 13, 2012, in Tampa. The longtime principal French horn player for the Florida Orchestra, she taught the instrument at FSC and at Stetson University. She is survived by her husband, Don Owen; two daughters, Jessica Ancer and Melissa LeBaron; two stepchildren; and five grandchildren.
David M. Bodwell, former Director of Financial Aid, died April 20, 2012, in Jupiter, Fla. His career was devoted to college financial aid, and he had held similar positions at Roger Williams College, the University of Tampa, and most recently at Palm Beach State College. He is survived by a companion, Carol Bond; his mother, Marian; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Nancy.
Anne Morgan Dinsmore died June 6, 2012, in Lakeland. She was the head of the Audio-Visual Department of Florida Southern for many years. She is survived by two sons, William Kaufman of Lakeland, and Jeff Morgan of Sanford, Fla.; two daughters, Annette Simpson of Fort White, Fla., and Lisa Jewell of Lakeland; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Sarah Marie “Sally” Gullage died May 31, 2012, in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was a Library Assistant in the Roux Library’s Technical Services Department for 37 years. She was preceded in death by three sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Sheck of Lakeland, Katherine Bailey of Houston, Texas, and Sally Pachik of Palm Harbor; four grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
William (Bill) Henry Jago, Jr., died June 4, 2012, in Ocala, Fla. He was Manager of the bookstore at FSC for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Harriet (Doll) Forehand Jago of Ocala; his daughters, Ann Maurer of Dunwoody, Ga., and Elizabeth Miller of Ocala, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be given in his name to the Florida Southern College Scholarship Fund.
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