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As of January 12, 2012
ALUMNI Marjorie “Marnie” Brown Jump ’33
school at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church and reading to students at the Edgeworth School. In addition, Anne volunteered countless hours at various non-profit organizations both in Sewickley and Englewood, Florida, where she and Bill lived for many years. Anne was also an entrepreneur. With the help of her husband, she successfully operated two children’s clothing stores, one in Sewickley and the other in Englewood. Anne is survived by her children, Anne Cameron Murdock ’68, Charles McKnight Murdock ’70, and Mark Richardson Murdock ’74.
Marjorie “Marnie” Brown Jump ’33 died peacefully in Denver, Colorado, on June 23, 2011, of natural causes at the age of 92. With her husband, Laurence A. Jump, she founded the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in 1946. She was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2000. After attending the Academy, she graduated from The Ethel Walker School and Bennington College. She was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II, serving as a communications officer in Hawaii. After the war she moved to Colorado where she was an avid skier and industry pioneer for over 40 years. After her husband’s death, she retired to Vail, Colorado, where she was active in community and veteran’s affairs. She is survived by her children, Patricia McCray, McCleane Brown Jump and his spouse Sloan, and Alice K. Jump, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Elisabeth “Betty” Mason Brown ’40 Elisabeth “Betty” Mason Brown ’40 passed away at the age of 85 on July 31, 2011, at her home in Redding, Connecticut, after a brief illness. An avid volunteer and community leader, Mrs. Brown served as a trustee of the Village of Scarsdale, New York, from 1979 to 1983. She attended Sewickley Academy, Northfield Seminary for Girls, now Northfield Mount Herman School, and Wellesley College. She and Raymond D. Brown Jr. were married in 1947 and moved to Scarsdale where they raised their five children. Mrs. Brown is survived by her children, Carol Laufer, Leslie Palmieri, Alison Brown, David Brown, and Blakeley Crevoiserat, their spouses, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Marian Edwards Mukerji ’34 Marian Edwards Mukerji ’34 passed away on November 1, 2011. She was born near Pittsburgh and graduated from Swarthmore College after the Academy. She married Kenneth C. Cox and had two children, Douglas Edwards Cox, now deceased, and Marcia Cox Vaughey. Her husband, Kenneth, died in 1980 after 40 years of marriage. In 1984, she married Dhan Gopal Mukerji II and moved to Paris, France, where Dhan led a consulting company until his retirement. Marian approached life with a strong sense of personal responsibility and used her significant abilities as a leader in a wide range of community service organizations, including the Women’s Auxiliary of Sewickley Valley, Friendship House in Pennsylvania, and The Presbyterian Church in Sewickley. Marian is survived by her daughter, Marcia C. Vaughey; spouses of her children, Hanley B. Cox and John C. Vaughey; her stepchildren; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frederick “Fritz” Alexander Cooper ’52 Frederick “Fritz” Alexander Cooper ’52, professor emeritus, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, died on September 25, 2011. He taught at the university from 1971 until his retirement in May. He was also Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, from 1982-1985. He lectured and published widely. He is survived by his wife, Helen Bradley Foster; daughters Laura A. Cooper and Georgia Margaret Cooper and her husband Shane Thomas; step-children Heidi Foster Griebel, and Charles George Griebel IV and his wife Molly Cole; nine grandchildren; and siblings, Susan C. Anderson ’49, Elizabeth C. Biele, and Charles A. Cooper.
Barbara Bray Ketchum ’36 Barbara Bray Ketchum ’36 passed away on October 20, 2011, at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne, Vermont. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 27, 1921. She grew up in Sewickley, and in addition to the Academy, she attended The Madeira School and Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied modern dance and later performed with Martha Graham’s dance company. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 1968 and later became a member of the board of trustees. Mrs. Ketchum and her husband bred registered Polled Hereford cattle on their farm in Dorset. Later she also raised registered Romney Marsh sheep and Nubian goats. She received an “Outstanding Conservationist” award in 1986.
Marilyn “Penny” Nichols Call ’58 Marilyn “Penny” Nichols Call ’58, born November 30, 1942, passed away August 26, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Penny was the daughter of the late Cliff Nichols, former head of school at Sewickley Academy, and Barbara Nichols. During her career, Penny was known to many area home buyers and sellers as the realtor extraordinaire. Penny was respected for her strong work ethic, determination, diligence, courage, and resilience. She was loved for her feistiness, quick-witted sense of humor, intense loyalty, generosity, and mischievous sensibilities. Penny had the unparalleled ability to share her strength and perseverance with those around her. Survived by her children, Chris Call and Bobby Ritchie; four beloved grandchildren, sister Sandy Slaminko ’61; sister-in-law Linda Karanovich; good friend Linda Beegle; along with many nieces, nephews, friends, and family she held close to her heart and truly adored.
Anne McKnight Murdock ’37 Anne McKnight Murdock ’37, wife of the late William Richardson Murdock, died November 13, 2011. Born and raised in Sewickley, she was a graduate of Sewickley Academy, The Madeira School, and Pine Manor Junior College. Anne participated in Veterans Day programs at the Academy for many years, in memory of three close relatives killed during World War II. Anne’s interests included tennis, traveling with family and friends, and supporting the Pirates and the Steelers. She was an avid reader whose love of education led to teaching Sunday
Published on Feb 27, 2012
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