In Memoriam a school administrator and dean of students at Bedford Junior High School from 1971-1991. Dewey was inducted into the Adrian College Athletic Hall of Fame for football in 1973 and Toledo City Hall of Fame in 2004. Bill Krohn ’62, an Adrian educator and member of SAE fraternity, died Nov. 8, 2015. His teaching career in the Adrian Public Schools included dean at the high school, assistant principal at Drager Middle School, principal at Prairie School and principal of Maple City High School for alternative education. Bill received a master’s degree from Siena Heights University. He served in the Air Force Reserves, being called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of 52 years, a daughter, two grandsons and two sisters. Rae Thornton Franke ’63, a resident of Lansing, Mich., and ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, died April 24, 2015. Rae, a former teacher at Romulus High School, was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Chuck Franke ’65, of 51 years, two sons, a sister and two grandsons. Richard A. Kapnick ’64 of Van Nuys, Calif., died Aug. 19, 2015. Richard was a long-time member of Mensa, enjoyed a successful advertising executive career and served as a science teacher in both Illinois and California. Survivors include his wife, Martha, two children, two brothers, one sister, and several nieces and nephews. George Maschke ’65, a member of the ATO fraternity and a resident of Pendleton, Ky., died April 6. While a student at Adrian College, George was a member of the football and the track and field teams. He was the owner of Wolf Pen Consulting, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Kathilene. Judith Wenger Best ’66, a resident of Attica, Mich., and retired teacher, died Nov. 2, 2014. Judy received a master’s degree in education from Oakland University. She was an English teacher for most of her life, teaching in Florida, Georgia and Indiana and retiring in 2007 from Dryden Community Schools. Judy was a former member of the Adrian College Alumni Association Board of Directors and also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority at AC. Surviving are her husband, Ron, five daughters, a son, 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, including Bob Wenger ’64.
Harvey Krupnick ’66, of Hopkinton, Mass., passed away May 26. Known by many as “Coach K,” Harvey spent a lifetime as an athlete, physical education teacher and coach. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and also served in the U.S. Army. He was recognized with several coaching awards, including the Boston Globe Division II Coach of the Year and National High School Master Coach Award selected by Easton Bat Company & Collegiate Baseball; he also served as the Major League Baseball International Envoy Coach to South Africa in 2001. Harvey started the first baseball hitting school in the country and coached hundreds of players over the years. He was an SAE, played baseball and football for Adrian College and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985. Judith Berndt Walls ’66, of Newark, Del., died Jan. 10. She began her studies at Adrian College and finished at the University of Michigan with a dental hygiene degree. Later in life, she became a realtor for many years. She married Michael Walls ’66, who survives, along with their three children and their families. Thomas Gormly II ’70, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, and member of the ATO fraternity, died Feb. 27. Tom was senior class president of the 1970 class at Adrian College. Survivors include two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. James Martin ’71, a resident of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and member of Theta Chi fraternity, died April 26. For over 34 years, Jim was a dedicated store manager of the Kmart Corp. He is survived by his wife, Sally Barrett Martin ’71, one daughter and a granddaughter. Edward “Larry” Gallagher ’72, a member of the SAE fraternity and resident of Wexford, Pa., died Nov. 7. Larry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra Deily Gallagher ’75, two daughters and five grandchildren. Steven Frost ’73, a resident of Deltona, Fla., and regular attendee of the Adrian College Florida reunions, died Nov. 1, 2015. Steve served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and worked for 20 years as an internal auditor for the Loyal Order of Moose. After retirement, he re-entered the work place with Lake County Schools, where he enjoyed carrying precious students as a school bus driver. He was also a Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Gail Hinton-Frost, a sister, two step-sons and three step-granddaughters.
Former Adrian College vice president for development Ron Reeves ’64, and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, died April 11. A resident of Adrian for much of his working life, he served his community as a board member and officer of numerous organizations including Adrian College, Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army and the Lenawee County Education Foundation. He was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Adrian, serving as lay leader, Sunday school teacher and, most recently, on the finance committee. Ron was instrumental in raising millions of dollars for the organizations he served and received several awards over the years, including the prestigious Maple Leaf Award in 1999 for extraordinary leadership and community service. He retired as vice president and general manager of Venchurs Packaging in 2006 and was recruited to serve as vice president of development at Adrian College, a position he officially held for seven years, retiring in 2012. Since then, Ron served on the College’s Board of Trustees. Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kay Reed Reeves ’62, two sons, Aaron Reeves ’87 and Matthew Reeves, and five grandchildren. Donations may be made in his memory to the Ronald Reeves Memorial Scholarship at Adrian College.