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Obituaries

Elizabeth Harden
Dec 15, 2020
Elizabeth Harden was a pioneer, in the best sense of the word. She was the only woman to receive a Ph.D. in her graduating class at Arkansas, and she was the first female full professor in the English Department and in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State. She has been applauded for both her teaching and administrative work at Wright State. She passed away on Dec. 11, 2020.
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Nov 28, 2020
After retiring from Wright State University as an administrative secretary in the Office of University Communications, Vi enjoyed traveling with her husband, volunteering for SISCA and Meals on Wheels, and participating in bible/fellowship studies. She died on Nov. 17, 2020.
Jim Hughes
Nov 10, 2020
An inspired teacher, Jim Hughes was one of the founding faculty members at Wright State University, where he taught English for over three decades and received many teaching awards of distinction. He died on Nov. 7, 2020.
Jean Edwards
Nov 9, 2020
A determined and exceedingly kind lady, Betty Jean Edwards (McElreath), age 75, of Bellbrook, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
Gertude Johnstone-Copeland
Oct 27, 2020
Gertrude was a 1947 graduate of Catholic Central High School and then attended Robert Morris School of Business in Pittsburgh. She retired from Wright State University in 1992. She died Oct. 20, 2020.
Patricia Jessee
Oct 24, 2020
Pat loved her chihuahuas, music, theater, concerts, and playing mahjong and dominos at the Huber Heights Senior Center. She will be missed and remembered by many! She died Oct. 20, 2020.
Warren Kreye
Oct 23, 2020
Warren was a dedicated researcher and a prolific publisher. He was still doing research and publishing well into his 90s. He died on Oct. 19, 2020.
Oct 19, 2020
A Vietnam War veteran, Leo served 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He subsequently spent 26 years as a Senior Lecturer in WSU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. He died on Oct. 16, 2020.
David Uddin
Oct 19, 2020
As a commissioned officer in the Medical Service Corps, David Uddin served in various positions at the National Naval Medical Center (now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). While there, he was part of the treatment team for President Ronald Reagan. He died on Oct. 13, 2020.
Lloyd Frueh
Oct 10, 2020
Lloyd W. Frueh II, 84, of Lakewood, Ohio, died on Sept. 29, 2020. He was a brother of Elizabeth Goldsmith; step father of Michael Holderfield; loving grandfather of Jennetta Marotta and great grandfather of Kaiyah, Adam and Ruby; uncle of Megan Munzert and B. Christopher Frueh.

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