Rochester 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy (Baird) Lamberson, a member of the class of 1983, died March 30, 2017. Kathy’s husband, Jeff Lamberson, is also a member of the class of 1983. Obituary
Betty (Work) Watson, a 1962 graduate, passed away Feb. 19, 2017. Betty’s brother, Ed Work, is a 1965 graduate. Her son, Zac Watson, is an assistant professor of humanities at Rochester College. Obituary
A member of the class of 1969, Rachel (Church) Ray, died Jan. 12, 2017. Obituary
Teresa (Massey) Maiwald, a 1982 graduate, died Jan. 10, 2017. Obituary
Jan Green, a member of the class of 1973, passed away Jan. 9, 2017. Obituary
Sandy (Mosley) Copeland, a member of the class of 1974, passed away Dec. 21, 2016. Sandy’s brother, Jim Mosley, is member of the class of 1971. Obituary
A member of the class of 1983, Laurie (Letsinger) Wierenga, died Oct. 30, 2016. Obituary
Dennis Perry, a member of the class of 1974, passed away Oct. 4, 2016. His wife, Paige (Pleasant) Perry, is also a member of the class of 1974. Their daughter, Jody (Perry) Skiles, is a member of the class of 1994. Obituary
Bill Kooi, a member of the Board of Trustees from the mid-’70s until the early ’80s, passed away Sept. 9, 2016. Four of his children are alumni: Alison (Kooi-’74) Hewitt, Shelley (Kooi-’75) Crews, Chip Kooi (’79), and Mitch Kooi (’81). Obituary
Former Bible instructor Steve Miller passed away Aug. 18, 2016. Steve taught at the college from 1976-78 and helped lay the foundation for the college’s first bachelor’s degree program. Steve’s wife and two of his children are alumni: Serena Miller (’77), Derek Miller (’90), and Caleb Miller (’02). Obituary
Carol (Crutchfield) Willis, a member of the class of 1970, passed away June 9, 2016. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Willis (’70), in 2009. Carol’s sister Mary (Crutchfield-’69) Raterman, her brother Mark Crutchfield (’73), her sister-in-law Margie (Clarke-’72) Crutchfield, and her niece Cheryl Raterman (’01) are also alumni. Obituary
Sharon (Simpson) Rice, a member of the class of 1963, died April 16, 2106. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Rice, in 1992. Terry was also a member of the class of 1963. Obituary
A member of the class of 1966, Linda (Robbins) Arthur, passed away April 11, 2016. Linda’s daughter, Shannon (Dickerson) Arthur, is a member of the class of 1992. Obituary
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