In Memoriam and passings

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In memoriam

Richard “Dick” Sjöberg ’61 passed away on Dec. 22, 2017, at his home in Solana Beach, Calif., surrounded by his family. Sjöberg was born in Los Angeles on July 3, 1939, and attended Vista High School, where he was one of the top hurdlers in San Diego County. He was recruited by Coach Ted Runner ’48 and earned a scholarship to compete at the University of Redlands. In 1959, Sjöberg set the U of R school record in the 120-yard hurdles at 14.8 seconds. While attending the U of R, Sjöberg majored in physics, but also enjoyed art classes, in particular Leon Moburg’s drawing and painting classes. He would eventually become an accomplished artist, and the Alumni House exhibited his paintings in 2005. He was also involved in Alpha Gamma Nu fraternity, student government, Yeomen, yearbook, and KUOR radio. After graduation, he worked as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company, then went on to become a stock broker. In 1974, he went to work for Perspective Measurements, a San Diego firm representing electronic manufacturers, and eventually bought the company. After retiring in 1999, Sjöberg enjoyed woodworking, golf, fine dining, and traveling. He was a lifelong supporter of the U of R as a loyal President’s Circle donor and Cortner Society member. He was active in his class reunion events and always enjoyed the Bulldog Bench golf tournament. Last May, despite his failing health, he was able to play one last time in a group that included his son, Paul (“Skip”) ’90, and grandson, Adam ’21. Sjöberg is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy; his two children, Laura and Skip ’90; three grandchildren, Sydney ’19, Adam ’21, and
Jay; his brother, Gary ’63; his sister, Debra Sjöberg-Zynda; and his daughter-in-law, Teri LaFourcade Sjöberg ’89.

Alexander Frazin passed away on Nov. 17, 2017. He joined the accounting faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and most recently served as a senior lecturer. Frazin held a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and financial management, and he was a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California for more than 30 years. His broad experience included financial statement auditing, management consulting, and income tax planning and preparation. He testified as an expert in accounting matters in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego County Superior Courts. He helped to prepare candidates for the CPA exam for more than 20 years, and he traveled to Egypt, Russia, Germany, and Kazakhstan to teach business law, income taxes, auditing, managerial, financial, and advanced accounting. Frazin is fondly remembered for his teaching, service, and support of student organizations and activities, and recently served as a faculty senator on the budget committee. He is survived by his son, Winn ’18.

Passings

The College

1940s

Marjorie Reamer Ostrander ’42, Oct. 16, 2017

Lurana Wiedman Redmond ’43, April 12, 2017

Elaine Ashmun Seppa ’43, Jan. 10, 2017

Arthur Graybill ’44, Nov. 5, 2017

Margaret Russell Kuljian ’45, Dec. 31, 2017

Jane Smith Lesko ’45, Nov. 16, 2017

Evelyn Miller Colton ’46, Dec. 30, 2017

Betty Armstrong Wilson ’46 (date of death not available). Family members include sister Mary McCullough ’44.

Pat Vestey Duncan ’48, March 10, 2017. Family members include daughter Christi Traughber ’71 and sister Jeanne Case ’45.

Orio Elliott ’48, Oct. 20, 2017

J. Alan Bennett ’49 (date of death not available)

Olive Klopsch Bennett ’49 (date of death
not available)

Elvis Harvey ’49, Nov. 20, 2017

Wanda Parsons Monroe ’49, Sept. 24, 2017

1950s

Betty Smith Clark ’50, Nov. 13, 2017

Gene Curry ’50, March 21, 2017

Bronwyn Davies ’50, Sept. 25, 2017

Virginia Gilbert Geissler ’50, Nov. 9, 2017

Philip Kassel ’50, Oct. 11, 2017

Robert Miles ’50, Oct. 27, 2017

David Paulson ’50, Sept. 16, 2017

Jean Cooke Rowse ’50 (date of death not available)

Evelyn Rosenbaum Zinn ’50, Dec. 20, 2017

Carol Ramsaur ’51, May 30, 2017

David Sheard ’51, July 19, 2017. Family members include sister Dorris Wall ’52 and daughters Marceline Sheard ’73 and Judy Sheard ’75.

Torrence Miller ’52, Dec. 5, 2017. Family members include wife Ruth Miller ’52.

Kathy Bishop Tilson ’52, Oct. 25, 2017

David Giedt ’53, April 6, 2016

Donna Reed Smith ’53, Nov. 15, 2017

Robert Kindseth ’54, Sept. 9, 2017

James Wright ’54, Sept. 27, 2017

J. Allen Broyles ’56, Nov. 20, 2017

Wallace Wardrip ’56, Dec. 17, 2017. Family members include sister Carolyn Wardrip-Fruin ’62 and brother Kenneth Wardrip ’54.

Robert “Bob” Wiens ’56, Nov. 8, 2017 (see page 49)

Samuel Gardner ’58, Nov. 14, 2017

James Motter ’59, Oct. 11, 2017

Muriel Logan Nielsen ’59, Aug. 23, 2017

1960s

Carolee Baker Allen ’63, Nov. 2, 2017

Bernd “Peter” Witzer ’63, Oct. 15, 2017

Renee Roskam Corricello ’64, Oct. 12, 2017. Family members include husband Kenneth Corricello ’64 and brother Craig Roskam ’68.

Thomas Boyer ’65, Jan. 11, 2018. Family members include son Thomas Boyer Jr. ’12 and brother Clayton Boyer ’63.

James Carlson ’65, May 7, 2017

Marina Nichols Daly ’68, March 27, 2017

1970s

Connie Jonson Zahniser ’70, Jan. 1, 2018

Denise Ardito Casey ’74, Nov. 11, 2017

John McIntyre ’74 (date of death not available)

Gayle MacGregor ’75, Nov. 12, 2017

Paul Joyce ’76, Nov. 10, 2017. Family members include brother Lee Joyce ’78.

Alberta Egetter ’78, Jan. 1, 2017

1980s

MacDonald “Mac” Pack ’87, July 17, 2017

Alex Schrage ’87, Sept. 24, 2017

David Tessler ’89, June 17, 2017

1990s

Chad Freese ’95, Sept. 23, 2017

2000s

Neil Taylor ’02, Oct. 29, 2017

2010s

Thurber ’17, Nov. 14, 2017 (see page 7)

Schools of Business and Education

1970s

Margaret Beamer Howery ’76, April 14, 2017

Ellen Elsbury ’77, Nov. 21, 2017

Gary Reynolds ’77, Oct. 21, 2017

Robert Feemster ’78, Aug. 1, 2017

James Ware ’78, Oct. 21, 2017

Russell Osborn ’79, Nov. 23, 2017

Jeanne Rice ’79, Oct. 7, 2017

1980s

Billie West ’80, Oct. 30, 2017

Randall Knox III ’82, Oct. 18, 2017

Debra Mahlow ’85, Nov. 16, 2017

Dorothy Groves ’87 (date of death not available)

Steven Moreau ’89, July 7, 2017

2000s

Carmen Cabrera ’04, Jan. 17, 2017

Friends

Barbara Jenson, Nov. 4, 2017. Former secretary in the Dean’s Office at Whitehead College, 1992-2010.

Susan LaRose, Dec. 26, 2017. Armacost Library staff since 1986.

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