Dennis E. Stark ‘59 received an Honorary Doctorate degree (in Business) from Alderson Broaddus University (AB) in Philippi, West Virginia at their commencement on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Dennis was Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the university from 2015-2018.
Marilyn Ames, 91, of Gibson City, formerly of Sibley, died peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2019 at OSF Hospital in Urbana. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1950 and earned a Master’s Degree from Illinois State University in 1974. Mrs. Ames taught history at Melvin-Sibley Junior-Senior High School for 30 years.
You can view her obituary here.
WWII Fighter Pilot, Art Leach ’42 spoke at the Bloomington Public Library, Thursday, May 16. He fought in the Pacific Theater flying off the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and is ninety-nine years old.
Leach shared how he was one of the two of his group of five hundred to be accepted into pilot training. He was the only one of his pilot training group to be sent to the U. S. Navy, fulfilling his dream of flying off of an aircraft carrier. He started out training in bi-planes and moved on to flying Brewster Buffalos, Grumman Wildcats, Grumman Hellcats, Grumman Bearcats, Vought Corsairs and early jets.
Leach attends to WWII memorial celebrations across the country, participates in Skype interviews with classrooms of students around the world and has recorded an oral history for future generations to hear a first hand account of his experiences. Last year he flew fellow pilot’s self-built plane over the local area.
We are saddened to share that Nancy C. Poust (Roberts) ’54 passed away on October 24, 2017 at the age of 85. You can view her obituary here.
It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Myra Jane Shepard ’42. Myra passed away on February 5, 2019. You may view her obituary here.
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Dennis Stark ’59 will receive an Honorary Doctorate degree (in Business) from Alderson Broaddus University (AB) in Philippi, West Virginia at their commencement on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Dennis was Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the university from 2015-2018. Congratulations, Dennis!
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We are saddened to announce the passing of Wanda Dean ’46. Wanda passed away on March 27, 2019. You can view Wanda’s obituary here.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Jim Ridenour ’54. Jim passed away on March 10, 2019. You can view Jim’s obituary here.