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Obituaries

Theda Hoskins
Sep 2, 2020
Theda had a passion to educate many generations. Knowledge was so important to her that she worked 10 years at Beavercreek City Schools and retired from Wright State University after 25 years. She died August 27, 2020.
Elizabeth Wales
Sep 1, 2020
Throughout her career, she counseled patients, taught at universities, and led the development of the field, being instrumental in starting the schools of medicine and psychology at Wright State University and serving as Dean of Student Services at the University of Minnesota. She died on August 24, 2020, in Cincinnati.
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Aug 30, 2020
Dorothy Winkeljohn taught and retired from Wright State University in Dayton after 20 plus years of service. She died August 20, 2020.
Katherine Alexander aka Suzanne Walker
Aug 25, 2020
Kathy Alexander, whose stage name was Suzanne Walker, performed with many artists including Katherine Hepburn, Liza Minnelli, Ginger Rogers, and Mikahil Baryshnikov. She was a dancer to world renowned choreographers Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Donald Saddler, and Ron Field—to name a few. She died August 17, 2020.
Jerry Throckmorton
Aug 24, 2020
Jerry Throckmorton was one of the founding faculty who joined the university between 1964 and 1969. He died on August 13, 2020.
Mary Faye Kesner
Aug 9, 2020
Faye spent her time as a loving wife, amazing mother, passionate grand-mother, and dear friend. There wasn't a day that she didn't spend time smiling at the thought of her wonderful family and the love and joy that they brought to her. She died Aug. 3, 2020.
Douglas Durko
Aug 3, 2020
Doug never met a stranger, talking to everyone that would listen and even sometimes, those who wouldn’t. He read the newspaper every day and was the #1 fan of the Weather Channel, even believing that he was an actual weatherman. He passed away on July 28, 2020.
Joanne Ballmann
Aug 1, 2020
Joanne Ballman was the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Department of Political Science for many years before retiring. She passed away July 27, 2020.
Catherine Ann Taylor
Jul 30, 2020
Ann Taylor danced to the beat of her own drum, but everything she did, from her scientific explorations to her horses to her efforts with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, was built on a foundation of love and service to the greater good of her community and humanity. She died on July 18, 2020.
Rishi Kumar
Jul 19, 2020
Rishi Kumar's talent for discussing international economics and John Maynard Keynes was balanced by his equally deep enjoyment of Bram Stoker-based Dracula stories, James Bond movies, Indian cricket, and spicy food. His intelligence, remarkable fortitude, humor, and extreme good nature imprinted those who knew him. He died on July 13, 2020.

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