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Retirees Association

Obituaries

Crete Vandeval
Nov 25, 2021
Because of her big personality, Crete Vandeval hosted many dignitaries including members of the Dayton Accords ending the Bosnia-Herzegovina wars held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and performers at the Nutter Center including Cher, Kiss, Bob Dylan and many others. She passed away on Nov. 22, 2021, with her family by her side.
Eve Wolf
Nov 24, 2021
Eve Wolf lived her life with a profound sense of contentment. She liked to start each day with a run. She took comfort in her faith and was an active member of the Dayton Jewish community. She died Nov. 20, 2021.
Edward Comer
Oct 25, 2021
Ed was a generous man giving of his time, talent and treasure to many organizations and institutions, including Covenant House Cincinnati, Boys Hope Cincinnati and Covenant House New Orleans. He died on Oct. 18, 2021.
Art Neff
Oct 19, 2021
Art Neff had a distinguished career in the Air Force and was proud to have served his country. He had a tireless work ethic and was dedicated to his career. His lifetime motto was to make a positive difference and leave each assignment a better place to live and work for those he served. He died Oct. 10, 2021.
Oct 18, 2021
While working at Wright State Lake Campus, Ron helped start the men’s basketball program and served as the Athletic Director for many years. He died Oct. 10, 2021.
Alan Klein
Oct 9, 2021
Alan Klein took pride in serving as a clinical faculty member at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine from 1975 to present. He will be missed and remembered for his wonderfully dry sense of humor, his contagious laughter, his diagnostic sense, and his honest and calm demeanor. He died Oct. 5, 2021.
Netty Yount
Oct 3, 2021
She was a member of the First Light Church, Vandalia, and loved crafting, listening to gospel music, visiting with her sisters, and just loved to talk. She passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
Melvyn D. Goldfinger with his dog
Sep 19, 2021
Melvyn D. Goldfinger, 74, of Dayton, died on Friday, Sept. 17. Mel Goldfinger was a champion for academic freedom, shared governance, and the economic security of the faculty – the three bedrock principles of the American Association of University Professors.
James E Jacob
Sep 17, 2021
Jim Jacob was brilliant, funny, and an eternal optimist. He was passionate about teaching, reading, continuous learning, collecting, travel, good food, and the pursuit of the next adventure. To his students, he unstintingly offered his time and energy. He died on Sept. 16, 2021.
James D Lucas
Sep 16, 2021
Jim was a professor of Environmental Science at Wright State University, developing the program for WSU. He worked for the State of Ohio in Public Health and helped develop and expand the program that established the appointment for health commissioners for each county in the State of Ohio. He died on Sept. 12, 2021.

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