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Class 1953 SUSAN (KELLEY) McGEE sent information about the death of Joan (Tillotson) DeCile ’50 (see In Memoriam). McGee said she had run into Joan in Carpinteria, Calif., several years ago when she was coordinator for an election precinct. She also sent a photo of the Jobapalooza job fair at Lake Erie College that appeared in a newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif. in May, 2011.

1957 HELEN (BAKOS) COST wrote that LUCIE (DeMAJORIBUS) ABRAHAM, KATHY KANE and MARILYN (WISSMAN) MORGENSTERN had a great get together recently in the Cleveland area. Lucie’s husband passed away Dec. 18, 2010; she sends best wishes to everyone.

1960 CHRISTINE (LAPP) DONAHOWER is an artist whose work was on display during summer 2011 at Campbell’s Place in Philadelphia, Pa. Donahower enrolled in the certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when she was 54 and graduated in 1997. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Dining Room Show, the USArtists American Fine Arts Shows, Woodmere Art Museum Juried Shows, the Main Line Center Fine Arts Show and many others, and she has received numerous awards. She paints the majority of her work in the open air, in a style made famous by Claude Monet – her work features landscapes, paintings of homes and nature scenes all seen during her daily excursions in the area.

1965 NADIA LEININGER has lived in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, since 1997 along with most of her family, including one daughter, her daughter’s husband and three children. Now retired, Leininger enjoys a full life of travel, friends, singing in a concert choir, attending plays and musicals, reading and knitting. She has lived in many places in the U.S., including New York City, which was a favorite. At one point, she had a hand-knit sweater business, through which she traveled to China as the designer and business owner


and sold the sweaters on television at the Home Shopping Network. She has traveled to many places, including Russia, China, France, Italy and parts of the U.S. Today, most of her travel is to visit her daughter and husband, who live in Paris, France. She maintained contact with her Italian family in Pisa until the death of the mother in 1987 and even returned to Italy for a reunion in 1985.

1973 SUSAN (BEVAN) GALL and her husband, Tim, are owners of the Lincoln Library Press, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Lincoln Library Press produces resources for school and public libraries, including the popular 14-volume “Library of Sports Champions.” Gall is a member of the Lake Erie College Board of Directors.

1979 JANET SPARKER received her Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in April 2011.

1981 BARBARA (SNELL) DAVIS, MSEd, is author of “Roses to Retail,” a book that chronicles her own life and the rise of her hometown of Mentor, Ohio, from a small town with a population of 2,000 known as the Rose Capital of the World to today’s retail city of 50,000. Davis grew up in Mentor and still lives there today. She taught second and fourth grade for 14 years at Headlands Elementary School in Mentor and for 11 years was principal of Center Street School, the same school from which she had graduated 43 years earlier. Davis retired in 1997.

1986 GENA L. (KELLY) CALLAN and her husband, John, announce the birth of Gianna Callan on June 29, 2010. Gianna is the eleventh child for the couple, who previously had five girls and five boys. John is Vosha Health Compliance Officer for the State of Vermont and Gena is a homemaker. RUSSELL SCHUTT, MBA, achieved the status of Recruiter of the Month in the Top Echelon Network for July 2011. Schutt is an executive recruiter for Progressive Executive, Inc.; the Top Echelon Network consists of 1,000 business partners that do split recruiting both nationwide and worldwide. LAKE ERIE

| FALL ‘11


Fall 2011 Magazine  

Lake Erie College Magazine, Fall 2011 issue

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