Retirees Association


Dr. Steven Cohen
Jul 3, 2022
Steve Cohen devoted 30 years to serving US veterans at the Dayton VA Medical Center. He held the position of Chief of Ambulatory Care, Chief of Staff, and the Director of VAMC. He enjoyed teaching and was a member of the admissions committee of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University for many years. He died on June 25, 2022.
Bill Brown
Jul 1, 2022
Bill Brown dedicated his life to teaching and helping others. He was truly an inspirational and excellent father and friend. He never gave up. He wasn’t fazed by the word no. He touched others to the very end. He will be missed. He passed away June 23, 2022.
memorial candle
Jun 23, 2022
As a volunteer, she promoted international understanding through her activities in The Experiment in International Living, which facilitated home stays for visitors from throughout the world. She exuded humor, positivity, and joy in living and learning. Her dedication to education, literacy, travel, and personal fitness is a treasured legacy to her family. She died on June 16, 2022.
Russell A Breckler
Jun 10, 2022
Russ worked out often, lifting weights, hiking and cycling. He enjoyed traveling, reading, studying and learning new things. He died on June 5, 2022.
Robert Fred Rolsten
Jun 7, 2022
Fred Rolsten held one of the patents in personal body armor and designed body armor for President Ronald Reagan, which also protected the staff and flight crew during our initial foray into detente with the People's Republic of China. In fact, he was the professor who "stood behind his work" taking a 357 bullet to his chest while wearing one of his ballistic vests. He died May 14, 2022, in Monument, Colo.
Gretchen Bollenbacher
May 19, 2022
Gretchen enjoyed family, reading the newspaper, doing crossword puzzles, writing, organizing pictures in her albums, paper dolls, and collecting Santas. She Loved Christmas. She died on May 3, 2022.
joycelyn boitnott
Apr 24, 2022
She retired from Wright State University (RSP) in 1995 with 25 years of service. She was very talented and had many hobbies, including painting. She died on April 18, 2022.
Maragret Roach
Apr 20, 2022
Margaret Roach retired from Wright State University where she was a Reference Librarian and later volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital. She passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
Mary Lou Graham
Mar 11, 2022
Mary Lou enjoyed sharing stories of her life and passing along her love of sewing, quilting, home renovating and gardening. She had a passion for travel, visiting various places in the United States and abroad, and especially enjoyed her visits to England and Egypt. She died on Feb. 25, 2022.
Donald C. Thomas
Feb 6, 2022
Don was an active volunteer with Hospice of Dayton and St. Leonard’s Retirement Community. He served as a founding leader of the Manistee Lake Association and worked with the Au Sable Institute on the use of biologics to preserve the lake environment. He will be missed for his witty sense of humor in any situation and his ability to bring out the best in people close to him. He died Feb. 1, 2022.