Retirees Association


Alan Klein
Oct 9, 2021
Alan Klein took pride in serving as a clinical faculty member at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine from 1975 to present. He will be missed and remembered for his wonderfully dry sense of humor, his contagious laughter, his diagnostic sense, and his honest and calm demeanor. He died Oct. 5, 2021.
Netty Yount
Oct 3, 2021
She was a member of the First Light Church, Vandalia, and loved crafting, listening to gospel music, visiting with her sisters, and just loved to talk. She passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
Melvyn D. Goldfinger with his dog
Sep 19, 2021
Melvyn D. Goldfinger, 74, of Dayton, died on Friday, Sept. 17. Mel Goldfinger was a champion for academic freedom, shared governance, and the economic security of the faculty – the three bedrock principles of the American Association of University Professors.
James E Jacob
Sep 17, 2021
Jim Jacob was brilliant, funny, and an eternal optimist. He was passionate about teaching, reading, continuous learning, collecting, travel, good food, and the pursuit of the next adventure. To his students, he unstintingly offered his time and energy. He died on Sept. 16, 2021.
James D Lucas
Sep 16, 2021
Jim was a professor of Environmental Science at Wright State University, developing the program for WSU. He worked for the State of Ohio in Public Health and helped develop and expand the program that established the appointment for health commissioners for each county in the State of Ohio. He died on Sept. 12, 2021.
James Miller Gallagher
Sep 14, 2021
From 1986 to 1995, he served as the director of the Center for Executive Development and Project Management at the Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business, where he developed, marketed and participated in the presentation of executive development programs. He passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at Hospice of Dayton.
Herman Waggener
Aug 22, 2021
Alf flew 53 combat missions over Western Europe in 1944 including nine hours flying cover for bombers over the Normandy coast on D-Day. He was awarded several military decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals, Army and Air Force commendation medals and a D-Day medal. He died on August 17, 2021.
Mary Rutkowski
Aug 8, 2021
Family and friends enjoyed many good meals and happy times with Mary and Bob as Mary loved to entertain and make people feel welcome in their home. Mary was an eternal optimist who always had a kind word and an open heart. She died July 30, 2021.
Claude Hambrick
Jul 25, 2021
Claude and Ruby’s greatest passion was their devotion to their Lord and to their family. They taught Bible studies and Sunday School; they supported multiple missionaries and traveled on several mission trips. He died on July 21, 2021.
Phyllis Risner
Jul 19, 2021
She received her Doctorate in Nursing Education from Miami University and taught at the School of Nursing at both Miami and Wright State University. She died on July 16, 2021.