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remembering THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US... ELIZABETH “BETTY” BENTLEY RANK ’48 Betty passed away in January 2018, at 87 years of age, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 9, 1930, to James Bentley and Jane Spitzer Bentley in Perrysburg, OH. Betty attended grade school in Perrysburg and at Maumee Valley Country Day School before finishing her high school career at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She majored in political economics at Smith College, where she was a member of the Glee Club and graduated in 1952.

WILLIAM MCDONALD “BILL” EDELEN ’52 Bill passed away peacefully on October 11, 2018, at the age of 83 at the Danbury Regional Hospice. He was born in Toledo, OH, to Mary Ann McDonald and Cloyd Chambers Edelen on May 9, 1934. He graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School, where his mother also taught. Mr. Edelen had a 38-year career as a systems analyst for Union Carbide. He retired from Union Carbide in 1994 and from Lockheed Martin in 1999.

JIM SWEENY ’52 James Dedrich Sweeny, 83, of Elgin, IL, passed away after a long illness on April 11, 2018. Jim, son of James Alfred and Gertrude Sweeny, was a loving husband to Ginny Saum Sweeny. He grew up in Waterville, OH, and attended Maumee Valley Country Day School. Jim met his bride, Ginny, at Michigan State University, married her in 1957, and moved to Columbus, OH. Where Jim attended Ohio State University where he attained his Veterinary degree. During different stages of his life, he moved his family to live in Minocqua, WI, St. Charles, IL, Apple Canyon Lake, near Galena, IL, and then to Elgin, IL. Jim was an avid MSU fan; a Spartan for life. He loved hunting, racing, birding, and making his wife, Ginny, happy. He was always putting a smile on everyone’s face.

RAY J FORESMAN, JR. ’60 Raymond passed away peacefully on June 10, 2017, at the age of 74, surrounded by his family. A graduate of the University of Michigan in 1965 and Wayne State Law School in 1967, he began his legal career with the Michigan Attorney General office in Lansing, MI. In 1967 he joined the East Lansing law firm of Willingham and Cote where he was a partner until his retirement in 2007. Ray’s first passion was his children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong Michigan Wolverine fan, loved golf, sports cars, his antique boat, and southwest culture (in particular all things “Wyatt Earp”).

LYDA LAURAYNE SMITH LANGEBERG ’60 Lyda passed away on January 10, 2018, in Tucson, AZ. She was born on February 21, 1942. After graduating from Maumee Valley Country Day School, Lyda attended DePauw University and Earlham College. She taught biology for 33 years before retiring in 2002.


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