Retirees Association


Leonard Cargan
Jan 28, 2020
Len was a caring man, committed to his community, and a wonderful storyteller with a grin and a twinkle in his eye. He died Jan. 22, 2020, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Eric Friedland
Jan 17, 2020
Dr. Friedland’s most lasting contribution to interfaith dialogue came through his leadership in establishing the Ryterband Judaics Symposium, a lecture series co-sponsored by The University of Dayton, United Theological Seminary, and Wright State University. He died Jan. 16, 2020.
Jan 7, 2020
A Vietnam veteran, Bill was an avid car racer and mechanic. He was passionate about photography and was a talented musician who played in dance bands and the 44th OVI Civil War Band. He died on Dec. 28, 2019.
Patrick Kelly
Dec 15, 2019
Pat was known for his incredible sense of humor and clever wit. This, combined with his love and knowledge of music, film, literature, and baseball, made him a delight to know. He also believed deeply in the inherent goodness of all people and was passionate about opposing discrimination in any form. He died Dec. 3, 2019.
Dick Menke
Dec 8, 2019
Dick was a volunteer fireman with the Kettering Fire Department for 31 years and received the Life Saving Merit Award in 1986.
Edward Spanier
Dec 3, 2019
Ed Spanier’s many roles at Wright State included helping to develop the medical school, as well as conceptualizing, managing the building of, and leading the operations of the Nutter Center. Among many other projects, he was especially proud of beginning a day care program for the children of university staff. He died on Nov. 28, 2019.
Maurice Kogut
Dec 2, 2019
His great joy was teaching medical students and working with his many pediatric endocrine fellows. He passed away on Nov. 25, 2019, in West Yarmouth, Mass.
Willie Gayle
Oct 18, 2019
Dr. Gayle tirelessly advocated for students with disabilities at the local, state, and national level. During his early years at WSU, he coached the wheelchair basketball team, winning two national championships. He died Oct. 16, 2019.
Oct 5, 2019
As a young man, Dr. Bognár fought in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against the Soviet Union, which occupied Hungary during the Cold War. In 1974, he began a 28-year career teaching in the WSU Department of Social Work. He died Sept. 24, 2019.
Sep 23, 2019
Wilma “Sue” Curry, 86, of Northridge, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at Friendship Village. She was born to James & Zona Stewart on July 18, 1933, in Tennessee.