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 lstewart@rc.edu.

Pat Watkins, a 2005 graduate, passed away March 27, 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

A member of the class of 1972, Gary Green died Oct. 22, 2013. Obituary

Charity Linder, a 2006 graduate of the Center for Extended Learning, passed away Sept. 27, 2013. Obituary

Linda (Sanderson) Fields passed away Sept. 1, 2013. Linda and her husband, David Fields, are both members of the class of 1965. Linda’s brother, Steve Sanderson, is a member of the class of 1973. Four of the Fields children are alumni: Davena (Fields-’89) Galloway, Amy (Fields-’89) Morris, Andrew Fields (’91), and Matthew Fields (’97). Obituary

Jon Hackett, a member of the class of 1966, passed away Aug. 23, 2013. Jon’s wife, Elaine (Walker) Hackett, is a member of the class of 1968. Jon’s brother, Berkeley Hackett, class of 1962, died a year earlier. Obituary

Doug Mollette, a member of the class of 1984, died Aug. 17, 2013. Obituary

A member of the class of 1967, Dennis Carr, died on Aug. 13, 2013. Obituary

While enrolled as an adult student, Barbara Miller died May 28, 2013. Obituary

A member of the class of 1978, James Cranny died May 19, 2013. Obituary

Former college employee Lucille Green died May 9, 2013. Lucille began working in the college bookstore after her retirement from Pier 1 in 1979. She worked in the bookstore for 25 years. Obituary

Craig Myers died April 30, 2013. Craig was a member of the class of 2008. Obituary

A 2000 graduate of the Center for Extended Learning, Herbert Reid died April 5, 2013. Obituary

Donna (Selvidge-69) Little passed away March 23, 2013. Donna’s husband, Ron Little, is also a member of the class of 1969. Obituary

Just two months after the passing of his wife Evelyn, Milton Fletcher died March 20, 2013. A pillar in the history of Rochester College, Milton served as an administrator from 1961 to 1972. He returned as president in 1980 and served in that role until 1991. His son, Eric Fletcher, is a member of the class of 1970. Obituary

Former employee and member of the class of 1975, Hope (Barber) Shull, passed away March 10, 2013. Hope’s husband, Don Shull, taught for the college from 1967 to 1978 and Hope worked for the academic dean during the 1977-78 academic year. Two of Hope’s sisters are alumni: Faith (Barber-’73) Mann and Leisa (Barber-’77) Perry. Obituary

Marsha Bills, a former employee who worked 23 years in the College Bookstore, died March 7, 2013. Marsha’s daughter, Dawn (Bills) Luxton, is a member of the class of 1977. Obituary

Former employee and member of the class of 1968, Nancy (Ashby) Dawson, passed away March 4, 2013. Nancy’s son, Ron Dawson, is a member of the class of 1994. Obituary

Vanessa Cooper, a 2006 graduate in the Center for Extended Learning, died March 2, 2013. Obituary

For comments about this page or to contact family members of deceased alumni, contact Larry Stewart at lstewart@rc.edu.