Alumni News

William D. Huls ’41 and his wife, Barbara, are enjoying their health and each other. They live in a retirement home in Phoenix, Ariz. (Spring 2013)

 

Al D. Croxall, Jr. ’42 is active in his church, the Old Guard Inc., and the Fernleigh Lawn Bowling Club in West Hartford, Connecticut. Email: adcrox@comcast.net (Spring 2014)

 

Robert H. Harden ’42 served in the Army Air Corps for three years during WWII. For 36 years, Robert was an engineer for Allison Division of General Motors. He shared 62 great years with his wife, Ellen, until her death in 2010. He writes, “Would I repeat? Yes. i will spare you the details, but there have been so many, predominantly good and pleasant.” Robert has three children, three grandchildren, and on great-grandson (ΣAE 2030?). (Spring 2014)

 

Addison Terry ’48 has three sons who are all ΣAEs: Addison Jr., a lawyer, Jeb, an investment banker, and Tim, an architect. He has nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and is the author of a memoir, The Battle for Pusan. (Spring 2014)

 

Donald L. Shaw ’51 is “living the good life at Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, S.C.” He has two daughters, Kathryn and Carol. Email: dshaw1@hargray.com. (Spring 2013)

 

Edward F. Trares ’51 is “still doing a bit of traveling, but not much as the years go by and we slow down.” He and his wife, Leanore, live in Villa Rica, Ga. Email: trares@bellsouth.net. (Fall 2013)

 

James A. Whitmer ’52 enjoys retirement with his wife, Sylvia. They spend the winter in Sarasota, Florida, summers in Michigan, and the remainder of the year on a farm in South Bend, Indiana. Email: jimsylwhit@msn.com (Spring 2014)

 

A. Thomas Sprich III ’53 and his wife, Tina, are happy and healthy. The couple lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Email: ats1009@sbcglobal.net (Spring 2014)

 

Charles E. Baer ’55 and his wife, Joan, live in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and have four children. They spend their winters in Florida and enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren. Charles is the chairman at Eutectic Engineering Co. Email: qrbaer@aol.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Robert F. Lark ’56 lives in Eden Prairie, Minn., with his wife, Madell. “I would love to hear from friends and classmates from the 1952-56 era. Go Boilers!” Email: madell.lark@gmail.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Armand O. Norehad ’56 would like to hear from brothers in the ’53 initiation class. He resides in Northfield, Illinois. Email: norvest@aol.com. (Spring 2015)

 

Lucien C. “Craig” Woodhouse ’56 serves on the Feather River Hospital governing board and Feather River Health Foundation Board. He still plays golf and does woodworking. Craig and his wife, Shirley, have nine grandchildren; one is a Purdue graduate Beering Scholar. Email: craigwoodhouse@comcast.net. (Spring 2015)

 

Ralph H. Witham ’57 and his wife, Muriel, celebrated three years of marriage in December. He remarried after his first wife, Shirley, passed way in 1999; they were married 41 years. Ralph had open heart surgery last year and received an LVAD and three valve repairs. He lives in Laguna Woods, California. Email: ralphwitham@comline.com (Spring 2014)

 

David A. Bigler ’58 still enjoys golfing and traveling. He and his wife, Carolyn, recently visited the Grand Canyon. They live in Jensen Beach, Fla., and have two children, Lynn and Liz. Email: dabigler@4kcc.com. (Fall 2013)

 

John H. Hager ’58 works with a community nonprofit as well as takes part in political activities around Virginia. In 2012, he was named Outstanding Virginian and inducted into the Richmond Business Hall of Fame. John and his wife, Margaret, live in Richmond and have two sons. E-\mail: johnhager1@comcast.net. (Fall 2013)

 

Robert J. McElvain ’58 is a chairman on the Sedoma Parks and Rec Commission and volunteers as a tax preparer through AARP. Bob is an avid tennis player and resides in Sedona, Ariz. (Fall 2013)

 

Gilbert W. “Gib” Rowe Jr. ’58 and his wife, Marlene, spend their time in Yuma, Arizona, during the winter and in Aitkin, Minnesota, in the summer. The couple has five children. In 2006, Gib retired as the sales representative, product manager and district manager for Hormel Foods. Email: yumatime@roadrunner.com. (Spring 2015)

 

Lloyd C. Cooper ’59 and Robert McElvain ’58 (his ΣAE roommate) get together several times a year. Lloyd and his wife, Judith, live in Gilbert, Ariz., and have two sons, Tom and Jon. Email: goodolcoop@aol.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Thomas F. Hanshaw ’60 and his wife, Nancy, live in Huntington, Va., and have two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, and nine grandchildren. Tom retired in 2011 and enjoys music, cycling, outdoor activities, and his involvement with Boy Scouts of America. Email: tn2104wb@comcast.net. (Fall 2013)

 

Herbert W. “Herb” McGuire ’62 graduated from Stanford Law School in 1965 and lived in Palo Alto, California, until 1999 when he moved to northern California to practice law part-time and grow almonds as a gentleman farmer. Herb and his wife, Denise, celebrated 53 years on August 19. They have four children, all of whom are doing well with their own families. Email: herbertmcguire@msn.com. (Spring 2015)

 

William R. Litzler ’63 recently completed his term as president of the Westwood Country Club in Rocky River, Ohio. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Westlake, Ohio. They have eight grandchildren, ages 7-17. Email: cyrilwill2@hotmail.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Thomas C. Pritchard ’64 has retired from Eli Lilly. Now he serves as chief operating officer for a small software company. He has fulfilled one bucket list item and bought a quarter horse. He and his wife, Donna, live in Frisco, Texas. Email: tompritchard9@att.net (Spring 2014)

 

Christopher Johnson ’66 is president at Trans World Productions. He is also a realtor at Rancon Real Estate. Chris and his wife, Stephanie, live in Murrieta, Calif. Email: cfj40305@ verizon.net. (Spring 2013)

 

Terry R. McNelley ’67 is retired from the Naval Post graduate school in Monterey, California, where he and his wife, Susan, live. He retired in 2010 after 38 years in teaching and researching. He and Susan have three married children and three granddaughters. The couple enjoys traveling and spending time with family. Email: mcnhome@comcast.net. (Spring 2015)

 

Richard L. Ratliff ’67 recently published a book of poetry illustrated by his son, Jason Ratliff ’04. Find it on www.amazon.com/author/richardratliff. Richard and his wife, Barbara, have two children and live in Indianapolis. Email: rick@plrmechanical.com. (Spring 2014)

 

John A. Jaffurs ’71 is looking forward to retirement after 40 years with GM and Delphi Corporation. He and his wife, Sheri, live in Harrison, Mich. They have two children, Nicholas and Alexis. Email: jjaffurs@gmail.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Mike Kensill ’71 and his wife, Susan, live in Greenwood, Ind., and have two children, Justin and Megan. As one of the builders of The Pit, he was happy to see it mentioned in the recent Lion’s Tale(Spring 2013)

 

Daniel C. Ehman ’78 and his wife, Joan, have three grandsons and a granddaughter. The couple recently celebrated 35 years of marriage with a trip in Cancun. Daniel enjoys staying in touch with many of his ΣAE brothers on Facebook. He lives in Noblesville, Indiana. Email: dan.ehman@gmail.com (Spring 2014)

 

Timothy B. Bailey ’79 coaches high school football and girls fastpitch softball, in addition to running construction projects in and around Detroit. He also gives fastpitch and pitching lessons at Michigan Sports Academy. Tim and his wife, Janet, life in Howell, Mich., and have three children: Hannah, Mitch, and Will. Email: baileygold@comcast.net. (Fall 2013)

 

Grant T. McBee ’80 married his longtime girlfriend, Miriam, in December 2011. He has two daughters, Stephanie and Johanna, and lives in Lafayette, Ind. Email: gtmac1957@aol.com. (Spring 2013)

 

Mark A. Overstreet ’80 and his wife, Diane, have three children: Derek, Kari, and Kristen. Derek has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Arizona State and is the founder and CEO of Sonoran Biosciences. Kari has a B.S. in nursing from the University of Michigan and works at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. Kristen has a B.A. in business and works at CVS/Caremart and Panera Bread. She is also a member of the Starlight Ramblers, a bluegrass acoustic group, playing mandolin and vocals. Email: overstreetmark7@gmail.com (Spring 2014)

 

Maurice D. Galey, Jr. ’85 celebrated his 50th birthday with his family at a local pub and a trip to Key West. He and his wife, Karen, live in Apex, North Carolina, with their son, Michael. Email: mgaleyr@nalco.com. (Spring 2014)

 

William C. Meirink ’89 has run 12 marathons and competed in more than 20 triathlons. He served as grand knight to Knights of Columbus from 2008 to 2010 and is an assistant scout master. William and his wife, Katherine, live in St. Louis, Mo., with their two children, Zachary and Anna. Email: wcmeirink@gmail.com. (Fall 2013)

 

Mark D. Mochel ’93 works at Compliance Systems Inc. as vice president of professional systems. He and his wife, Mary, live in Grand Rapids, Mich., and have two children, Kali and Alexander. Email: mamochel@gmail.com. (Spring 2013)

 

Brian J. Barrett ’96 and his wife, Libby, live in Greenwood, Ind., with their two children, Henry and Evelyn. (Fall 2013)

 

Daniel R. Byles‑Smith ’09 works at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner. He and his wife, Jill, live in Hamburg, N.Y. “It’s great to see so many successful alumni who care and are getting involved.” Email: dbylesm@gmail.com. (Spring 2013)

"My true education came from this house, the people skills you learn living in a fraternity are much more valuable than those you learn in the classroom."
‐ Fred Richter ’61

The True Gentleman

“The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.”

- John Walter Wayland

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