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FOR ALUMNI

IN MEMORIAM GERALD MILLER, PH.D.,

George A. Loftus, ’60 — Jan. 15

longtime faculty member in the Helzberg School of Management, died March 10. A Kansas City native, Miller earned his undergraduate degree from St. Benedict’s College and received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. For 35 years, Miller was a well-known and loved part of the economics department at Rockhurst, known for his passion for social justice and commitment to the classroom.

Sean P. Maguire, ’60 — Nov. 2, 2017

FRANK SMIST JR., PH.D.,

Thomas N. Holman, ’67 — Dec. 8, 2017

died Jan. 24 in Kansas City, Missouri. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Smist earned degrees from American International College and the University of Oklahoma. While a faculty member in the University’s political science department, Smist was a frequent guest on national television, weighing in on matters of legislative politics and national intelligence, and the author of several books.

THE REV. ROBERT STEWART, ’72,

member of the Rockhurst University Board of Trustees, died Dec. 15, 2017, at age 69. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Fr. Stewart was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard in 1978 and ordained as a priest in 1982. He served for 35 years with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, including as pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family, St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Patrick parishes and in instructional and vocational roles at Bishop Hogan High School and St. Teresa’s Academy. James D. Carney, ’46 — April 4 Richard L. Owens, M.D., ’47 — Feb. 5

Harold R. Gildermeister, ’53 — Feb. 14

August V. Spallo, ’48 — Feb. 5

Robert J. Williams, ’53 — April 4

Remi E. Amelunxen, Ph.D., ’49 — Dec. 24, 2017

Robert K. Bonar, ’55 — Jan. 25 John R. Couture, ’56 — March 10

Joseph F. Basso, ’49 — Dec. 8, 2017

Arthur C. Meiners Jr., Ph.D., ’56 — Dec. 5, 2017

Emery J. Doyle, ’49 — April 9 Douglas H. Irwin Jr., M.D., ’49 — Jan. 12 Clifford P. Cutler, ’50 — Oct. 31, 2017 John E. Schultz, ’50 — April 10 Thomas R. Belser, ’51 — March 10 Joseph F. Pisciotta, ’51 — Jan. 23 D. Victor Hodes, ’52 — Dec. 5, 2017 William J. Honan, ’52 — Feb. 23 Jack R. Stubbs, ’52 — Nov. 22, 2017 Joseph C. Egle, ’53 — Dec. 17, 2017

David Ragan, ’56 — Feb. 7 Eugene O. Livingston, ’57 — Nov. 15, 2017 Rev. Roger W. Hough, ’58 — March 4 Richard A. Jacobs, ’58 — April 7 Arthur McElhenie II, ’58 — Jan. 4 Ronald F. Debus, ’59 — Jan. 30 Joseph M. Medina, ’59 — Feb. 7 Reland D. Brumfield, ’60 — Dec. 29, 2017

Terry E. Gray, ’61 — March 7 Brian F. Billings, ’62 — Jan. 24 John C. Gudenkauf, ’64 — Feb. 7 James S. Marcel, ’64 — Jan. 2 Daniel M. Duffin, ’66 — March 3

John N. Rupard, ’68 — Feb. 9 Michael E. Donaldson, ’69 — April 18 Edward Darby, ’70 — Feb. 10 Alan D. Hays, ’71 — Dec. 6, 2017 Rev. Robert H. Stewart, ’72 — Dec. 15, 2017 Gerard F. McDonald, ’73 — Feb. 3 Timothy M. Trabon, ’73 — March 17 Susan M. Cook, ’76 — March 30 Jill M. Schuetz, ’76 — Nov. 7, 2017 Timothy D. Walkenhorst, ’76 — Jan. 8 Virginia A. DeVeney, ’78 — April 15 Thomas J. Pallo, ’79 — April 7 William S. Gorman, ’80 — Jan. 1 Myron L. Wheeler, ’80 — Feb. 3 Fred V. Dellett Jr., ’81 — April 12 Joseph J. Folz, ’81 — Nov. 11, 2017 Thomas E. Rhoades, ’81 — April 11 William C. Ploehn, ’82 — Nov. 28, 2017 Dennis A. Stoufer, ’82 — Jan. 17 Cyndra E. Melville, ’84 — April 3 Michael J. Davide, ’86 — Dec. 10, 2017 Ray E. O’Dell, ’88 — Dec. 7, 2017 Lisa Sloan, ’90 — Nov. 10, 2017 Joseph M. Rooney, ’94 — Feb. 28 Peter E. Knobel, ’95 — March 30 Wendi Merbitz-Balda, ’05 — Nov. 6, 2017 Joseph S. Brokaw, ’12 — Oct. 30, 2017

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