a Sisters Margaret Powell Thomas ’41 and Eleanor Powell Scouten ’45 passed away December 22 and March 2. Margaret, who was from Tiffin, Ohio, and her late husband, Archie Thomas ’41, were loyal alumni and part of a legacy of Powell connections to Adrian College. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Edward Scouten, and had spent many years together in New York state and traveling. Both Margaret and Eleanor were the daughters of former professor Homer K. Powell 1916 (for whom Powell Hall is named on campus) and Edith Powell 1916 and siblings to Eugene Powell ’32 and Carroll Powell ’39. Several other relatives also attended Adrian College. Meredyth Radabaugh Foltz ’44, a resident of Perrinton, Mich., and retired educator, died Feb. 13. Meredyth obtained a master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and then went on to teach various places throughout Michigan but spent the majority of her career at Fulton Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Silas Foltz ’46. Surviving are a son, two daughters, including Sarah Foltz ’76, a brother, four sisters and two half-sisters, as well as other relatives who attended Adrian College, Kathryn Kishpaugh Wyler ’59 and Jan Radabaugh Hedgcock ’78. Pauline Renshaw Spangler ’45 of Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away May 2. She remained connected to her alma mater and was very active in her community in Florida. She is survived by her husband, Dan Spangler, and five children from a previous marriage, including Ralph Reinhart ’69. Word has been received of the death on July 6, 2015, of Margaret Crozier ’46, a resident of Battle Creek, Mich. She is survived by a brother, Robert Crozier.
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Ruth Wells Wittenkeller ’49, retired educator and resident of St. Joseph, Mich., for over 60 years, died June 4. She received her master’s degree in education from Western Michigan University and taught band, elementary general music, choir speech, as well as first and second grades for 40 years in Baroda Schools, Lakeshore (Stevensville) Schools and Benton Harbor Schools. Ruth directed several children and adult choirs at the First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph. She retired from teaching in 1990 and continued giving private music lessons until 2012. Surviving are two daughters, including Lorri Wittenkeller ’80, and two granddaughters. Robert Dawson ’50, a resident of Richmond, Va., and member of the SAE fraternity, died Jan. 5. Bob received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami in 1954 and joined the Florida legal department of Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. and was later named Florida State Manager. The family moved to Richmond in July 1968 when Bob was promoted to executive vice president of Lawyers Title and elected to the board of directors and executive committee. He was appointed president and CEO of Lawyers Title in 1973 and went on to lead the company for 17 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sally Watts Dawson ’50, a son, two daughters and three grandchildren. He is the brother of the late Adrian College president Dr. John Dawson ’38 and Jean Dawson Livingston ’43, his sister, also deceased, as well as other relatives including Marsha Dawson Nelson ‘69 and David Livingston ‘69. Donations are welcome for the Dr. John H. Dawson Scholarship at Adrian College. Charles W. Sutherland ’50 of Livonia, Mich., passed away May 19. Chuck was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retiree from Ford Motor Company. For Adrian College, he was a member of the ATO fraternity, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Board of Trustees and he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, children Gail Sutherland Schenkel ’73, C. William Sutherland ’76, Scott Chesley ’85 and daughter-in-law Michelle Croly Chesley ’86, as well as several grand- and greatgrandchildren. Donations are welcome for the Sutherland-Chesley Scholarship Fund at Adrian College.
Dorothy Basmadjian Davis ’51, a resident of Sterling Heights, Mich., and retired teacher from Lincoln Park Schools, died Nov. 17, 2015. Survivors include a son, a daughter, Laura Davis Zeronian ’86, and two grandchildren. Russell Kintner ’51, a resident of Adrian and retired accountant, died Oct. 11, 2015. Russell was a partner in the Schippers, Kintner & Robertson accounting firm for 40 years before starting his own CPA firm in 1996, from which he retired October 2014. Russ was the youngest charter member, at the age of 13, of the Adrian First Church of the Brethren. He served on the Madison School Board in Adrian for 16 years and was involved in many organizations. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, of 61 years, four sons, a daughter, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Hsin Chen Tien ’51, retired psychiatrist and resident of East Lansing, Mich., died July 29, 2015. H.C. graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1955 and did his internship at Riverside Hospital in Toledo. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Ypsilanti State Hospital. In 1958, H.C. was invited to serve as a consultant at the Child Guidance Clinic in Lansing, and, at the same time, he established his private practice of psychiatry and neurology in East Lansing. In addition to his medical career, H.C. did many years of research in Chinese linguistics. In the early 1980s, he established Chinese Computer Communications Company to develop Chinese word processing software. H.C. is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey, three sons and seven grandchildren. Word has been received of the death of LeRoy Rhynard ’54, of Centennial, Colo., in Feb. of 2015. Survivors include two sons, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Word has been received of the death of Cheril Slayton Burbage ’56 on Dec. 11, 2013. Cheril was a resident of St. Louis, Mo., and a retired teacher. Surviving are her husband, Norman, two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and a sister. Duane “Dewey” Hall ’60, a resident of Lambertville, Mich., and member of the ATO fraternity, died Feb. 9. Dewey received a master’s degree in school administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1969 and was