Retirees Association


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.
MAry Anne Frey
Sep 22, 2019
Mary Anne Bassett Frey, 84, of Dayton, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. She was born to John E. and Frances E. (nee Walker) Bassett in Washington DC, on Dec. 15, 1934. She was a member of the Center for Spiritual Living.
Jay Thomas
Aug 30, 2019
Jay Thomas will be remembered for his measured decision making, his love of Wright State Basketball, ice cream, scotch, his wry sense of humor, but most of all his kindness and love of his family. He died Aug. 25, 2019.
Patricia Gonzalez
Aug 26, 2019
Patricia Gonzalez was a loving wife, mother, mama, grandmama, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She died August 11, 2019.
Patrick Campbell
Aug 16, 2019
Patrick was noted for his humorous and engaging lecture style. He was a lifelong learner and a genuine intellectual with wide knowledge on a variety of subjects. Although he had a successful academic career, Patrick’s life was defined by his devotion to family. He enjoyed reading, music, dance, cooking, and photography, but his favorite activity was presiding over family dinners at his home. He died on Aug. 8, 2019.
Bonnie Mathies
Aug 12, 2019
Bonnie Mathies served as Lake Campus dean from 2010 until she retired in 2016. During her tenure, the school experienced surging enrollments, a nearly doubling of bachelor-degree programs (including engineering, nursing, & business), construction of the first residence halls and the purchase of nearly 40 acres for expansion. She died Thursday, August 8, 2019, in the Wayne Healthcare Hospice Center in Greenville with her family at her side.