bleeding heartsRochester College students and employees often refer to the college community as a family. The Rochester College family expresses its sympathy for the loss of the following alumni and former employees during the last twelve months. If you know of other alumni or former employees who have passed away in the last year, please contact Larry Stewart at

A member of the class of 2011, Joshua Shaw, died Sept. 19, 2014. Obituary

Jon Fulton, a member of the classes of 1979 and 1991, passed away Oct. 14, 2014. Jon’s wife, Linda (Brown) Fulton, is a member of the class of 1980 and a former college employee. Two of Jon and Linda’s children, Jen (Fulton-’07) Porter and Liz Fulton (’11) are alumni and employees of the college as well. Their son, Jonathan Fulton, is a current student. Obituary

A member of the college’s original Board of Trustees, James Thomas, passed away July 16, 2014. Jim holds a record as the trustee with the longest term of service (1954-1994). Obituary

Larry Daughety, class of 1961, passed away July 7, 2014. Larry’s wife, Mary Lou (Smart) Daughety is also a member of the class of 1961. Obituary

A member of the class of 1995, Kevin Kowalski, died June 28, 2014. Obituary

Ernie Gill, minister of the Rochester Church of Christ from 1975-81, passed away May 27, 2014. A mentor to many students, Ernie coached basketball during the 1975-76 academic year and sponsored His Wordsmen. His wife, Eileen, worked in the college business office. Ernie and Eileen’s son, Randy Gill, is a member of the class of 1974, and their daughter, Robin (Gill) Smith, a member of the class of 1977. Obituary

A member of the class of 1973, Mickey Dunn, died May 20, 2014. Mickey’s mother, Doris Dunn, worked on campus during the 1960s, and his brother, Rob Dunn, is a member of the class of 1976. Obituary

Pat Watkins, a 2005 graduate, passed away March 27, 2014. Obituary

Rita (Walters) Barton, a member of the class of 1967, died March 15, 2014. Obituary

A member of the class of 2001, Scott Carpenter, died Feb. 15, 2014. Scott’s parents, Ted Carpenter (’76) and Sherri (Scruggs-’73) Carpenter, are both alumni and former employees of the college. Obituary

Dwight (Bart) Rehkop, a member of the class of 1968, passed Feb. 11, 2014. Bart’s wife, Chris (Earwood) Rehkop, is a member of the class of 1969. Obituary

A member of the class of 1985, Milton Watkins, died Dec. 18, 2013. Obituary

Richard Zelenski, a member of the class of 1982 and former assistant basketball coach, died Dec. 9, 2013. Obituary

Winnie (Shopshear) Hughey, a 1984 graduate, died Dec. 1, 2013. Obituary

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