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 email@example.com.
Marcel Bertholet died May 23, 2015 at age 95. Marcel served as the college’s maintenance supervisor from 1968 until this retirement in 1989. Obituary
Walter Gilfilen, the college’s fourth president, passed away May 22, 2015. The student body warmed quickly to Walt Gilfilen, who served as president from 1978 to 1980. He was a kind and gentle Christian man who influenced countless individuals during a life well-lived. Obituary
Joanne (King) Wentworth, a member of the class of 1969, passed away April 3, 2015. Her brother, David King, is a member of the class of 1981. Obituary
Marion (Cross) Smith, a member of the class of 1963, passed away Dec. 30, 2014. Her husband, Keith Smith, is also a member of the class of 1963. Two of her siblings and a son are alumni: Betty (Cross-’61) Losher, Paul Cross (’62), and Steve Smith (’87). Obituary
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
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