Retirees Association

Obituaries

John P Blair
Feb 20, 2024
John had a passion for teaching and made his career as an economics professor at Wright State University, teaching from 1981 up to when he retired in 2015. He was very passionate about urban economics, writing several books and articles on the subject.
Robert Suriano
Feb 15, 2024
Bob was the first Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the WSU School of Medicine. He died on Feb. 13, 2024.
ronald-geibert
Feb 11, 2024
Ron was a photography professor at Wright State University for 27 years and retired in 2008. His photographs can be found in places such as New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He died on Feb. 5, 2024.
Thomas von der Embse
Feb 3, 2024
Tom enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a college professor and administrator. He was chair of the Management Department at Wright State, worked in the industry at the National Management Association and ultimately retired as dean of the Business College at Indiana University-Kokomo. He died on Dec. 17, 2023.
Lowell Batten
Jan 30, 2024
Lowell retired from Wright State Motor Pool Department in 1995. He enjoyed watching OSU football, camping and spending time with his family. He died on Jan. 28, 2024.
Detrice Barry
Jan 23, 2024
Detrice was heavily involved in the hemophilia community, an active member of the Ohio Nurses Association and a devoted member of the AKA Sorority. She died on Jan. 15, 2024.
deborah jennings-ryan
Jan 4, 2024
Deb enjoyed quilting, crafting, kayaking, going to the beach, photography and caring for her dogs. She had a big heart and loved to contribute to many different causes and organizations. she died on Jan. 2, 2024.
Stephen Drake
Dec 12, 2023
Stephen C. Drake, 68, of Trotwood, Ohio, passed away on Nov. 26, 2023. A funeral service was held on Dec.12, 2023, at Thomas Funeral Home & Crematory, 4520 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45416.
Dick Rathbun
Oct 28, 2023
Richard Rathbun passed away on Oct.19, 2023, in Centerville. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5–7: p.m., at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering.
Clyde Barbour
Oct 25, 2023
Clyde Barbour shared his scientific life at home and the family menagerie included a monitor lizard, snakes, fish, ducks, a baby squirrel, cats and dogs. His family accompanied him on a memorable trip to band birds, including the unforgettable vomiting vultures in Mississippi. He died in the comfort of his home on Oct. 17, 2023.

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