In Memory


Don Akin ’34, July 13, Benton, Ill.

Dorothy Holmes Brucker ’37, Aug. 8, Peoria, Ill.

Gretchen Rettberg Jungst ’37, Sept. 18, Sarasota, Fla.

Betty Spears Muirhead ’38, Oct. 6, Plato Center, Ill.

Phyllis Blair Marshall ’39, July 23, Bradbury, Calif.


Lorraine Waggoner Gorham ’40, Aug. 26, New Haven, Conn.

Robby Anderson Stubbs ’40, Aug. 26, Peoria, Ill.

Donald Wollett ’41, Sept. 23, Freeland, Wash.

Bernard “Bern” Markoski ’43, June 4, Palm Desert, Calif.

Betty Sass Coe ’44, Sept. 26, DeKalb, Ill.

Anna Mary Chiotte Hession ’44, Aug. 1, Sierra Madre, Calif.

D. William Berte ’45, Sept. 30, Palo Alto, Calif.

Roberta Mohr Belsley ’46, Oct. 16, Mount Airy, Md.

John B. Doyle ’47, May 9, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Robert Fabry ’49, Oct. 5, Wyoming, Ill. 

Marjorie Hoerr Fehr ’49, Oct. 16, Peoria, Ill. 

Joseph Grigalonas ’49 MBA ’49, Aug. 2, Peru, Ill.

Donna Gingerich Jacobus ’49, Sept. 25, Peoria, Ill. 

Robert Tolf ’49, Aug. 22, Peoria, Ill. 


John R.C. Armstrong ’50, Aug. 21, Washington, Ill.

Neil Callbeck ’50, Aug. 11, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Burton Doty ’50, Nov. 5, Sheffield, Ill.

Clement Gotway ’50, Aug. 24, Springfield, Ill.   

Dale Hardin ’50, Sept. 4, San Marcos, Texas

Marilyn Schram Heraty ’50, March 22, 2014, Northbrook, Ill.

Donald L. Hoffman ’50, Aug. 7, Peoria, Ill.

Wayne Katus ’50, Oct. 28, Peoria, Ill.

William Kays ’50, Aug. 4, Fincastle, Va.

Daniel Page ’50, April 7, 2014, Virginia Beach, Va.

Herbert Rice ’50, Oct. 28, Overland Park, Kan.  

James Roos ’50, Aug. 10, Palos Heights, Ill.

Jack Dirksen ’51, Sept. 25, Thornton, Colo.

James Harrell ’51, Aug. 31, Carmichael, Calif. 

Nelson Schierbeck ’51, Sept. 14, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Edward S. Thomas ’51, Sept. 5, Grafton, Mass.

Ila Mae Mooberry Miller ’52, Aug. 28, Pekin, Ill.

Bruce Conibear ’53, Oct. 19, Atlantic, Iowa

Joan O’Connor Cychol ’53, Aug. 9, North Little Rock, Ark.

Myron Daily ’53, Aug. 7, Lafayette, Ind.

Sally Wohl Gamis ’53, Sept. 1, Roswell, Ga.

Paul Karl ’53, Oct. 15, Peoria, Ill.

Charles Kranz ’53, Sept. 29, Mundelein, Ill.

Frederick Reinholdt ’54 MS ’61, Aug. 29, East Peoria, Ill.

Thomas Chell ’55, Sept. 3, Rowland Heights, Calif.

Marlene “Sue” Ihrig Graham ’55, Oct. 30, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jack Grimm ’55, March 27, 2014, Fort Worth, Texas

Bernard “Barney” Kilcullen Jr. ’55, Oct. 25, St. Louis

Jan Abrams Monroe ’55, Oct. 17, Hobe Sound, Fla.

Dale Seffer ’55, Aug. 17, Palm Desert, Calif.

Sidney Webster ’55, Oct. 11, Toulon, Ill.

Norman Geyer ’56 MS ’61, Aug. 1, Morton, Ill.

Gilbert Alberding ’57, Aug. 11, Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Howard Gerdes ’57, Sept. 23, Edwardsville, Ill.

Vernon Backs ’58, Sept. 15, Peoria, Ill.

Gene Stear ’58, Oct. 6, Davenport, Iowa

Edmund Bangs ’59, Oct. 25, Warrenville, Ill.


Dalton McKinney ’60, Sept. 15, Peoria, Ill.

Linda Lee Bendel ’61, Sept. 13, Alamo, Texas

Richard Fairfield ’61, Oct. 22, Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

Anna Nichol Peacock ’61, Oct. 23, Eureka, Ill.  

Beverly Johnson Stewart ’61, Oct. 24, Canton, Ill.

Willis “Bill” Brown ’62 MA ’64, Oct. 14, Conway, S.C.

James Rashid ’63, Oct. 22, Princeton, Ill.

Eugene Weberski ’63, Sept. 15, Dalzell, Ill.

Ira Bernstein ’65, July 2, Selden, N.Y.

William McNett, MA ’65, Aug. 17, Washington, Ill.

Jerry L. Miller ’65, Aug. 12, Morton, Ill.

Marjorie Furusho Carrigan ’66, June 27, Davis, Calif.

Gene Glendinning ’66, Oct. 8, Barrington, Ill.

Muriel Campbell Harmon ’66, Oct. 3, Tiskilwa, Ill.

Roger Pretzer ’66, June 23, Westchester, Ill.

George Goodman ’67, Sept. 9, St. Charles, Mo.

David Jordan ’67, Sept. 27, Elmwood, Ill.

Frank “Pete” Knoll ’67, Sept. 25, Peoria Heights, Ill.  

James Carlson ’68, Sept. 16, Midlothian, Ill.

Thomas Haigh ’68, May 8, Wheaton, Ill.

Larry Himmel ’68 MA ’69, Nov. 5, San Diego.  

Lyle Yattoni ’68, Sept. 18, Lombard, Ill.

Edwin Kirk, MEA ’69, Sept. 10, Morton, Ill.

Donald Orrill, MA ’69, Nov. 2, Metamora, Ill.

Thomas W. Rich ’69, Sept. 12, Olivette, Mo.  

Duane Sears, MA ’69, Aug. 11, Eureka, Ill.


Wayne Bohlke, MSIE ’70, July 9, Le Sueur, Minn.

H. Christelle Harshbarger Briggs, MA ’70, Aug. 12, Bartonville, Ill.

Jerry Cooper ’70, Aug. 20, Riverwoods, Ill.

Jim Pullman ’70, Aug. 26, Mundelein, Ill.  

Georgiana Glover Conibear ’71, Sept. 23, Atlantic, Iowa

Terry Paul, MBA ’71, Sept. 5, Boulder, Colo.

Kenneth Westdyk ’71, July 9, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Stephen Happ ’74, Nov. 3, Peoria Heights, Ill. 

Jeanne Flickinger Person, MA ’74, Sept. 15, St. Louis

Neil Beim ’75, Oct. 4, Pompton Lakes, N.J.

Joanne Bosché ’76, Oct. 17, Sharonville, Ohio

Wayne McClain ’77, Oct. 15, Champaign, Ill.

Richard Hofer ’78, Aug. 6, Princeville, Ill.

Rosalie Perkins Guy, MA ’79, Sept. 10, Peoria, Ill.

Hortense Ewell Woods, MA ’79, Aug. 15, Peoria, Ill.


Rich Eckman ’80, June 1, Rincon, Ga.

Evelyn Killebrew ’83 MA ’95, Oct. 18, Franklin, Tenn.

Mary Draeger Schultz ’83, Aug. 24, Groveland, Ill.

Susan Prezel Landrum ’85 MSN ’89, Aug. 6, Peoria, Ill.

Leanne Bonifas ’88 MA ’11, Sept. 17, Peoria, Ill.

Michael K. Smith ’88, Aug. 9, Canton, Ill.


Matthew Kaufmann ’93, July 11, Munster, Ind.

Heidi Marshall Adams ’94, Sept. 17, Mesa, Ariz.

Katherine Esser ’94, June 30, Cherry Valley, Ill.


Dianne Delaney-Smith, MA ’14, Sept. 8, Dahinda, Ill. 

In Tribute 

Earl Feldhorn ’62, Bradley’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and a Bradley Centurion, died Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.

With his parents, he escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria and came to the United States when he was less than a year old. After graduating from Bradley with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Feldhorn joined his father at Wedbush Securities, a brokerage firm and investment bank. He was employed there for more than 50 years, working his way up to senior vice president and helping the firm expand from five to more than 1,000 employees with 100 offices nationwide.

A board member for both the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aged, he also was active with the Frostig Center, a school for children with learning disabilities. He funded epilepsy research at institutions including the University of Southern California and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the southern California Bradley alumni chapter, he had been an associate trustee for Bradley and an adviser to the Foster College of Business.

He created two endowed scholarships for the University. The August R. Feldhorn Scholarship is for students majoring in communication or fine arts, while the Puder/Feldhorn Endowed Scholarship aids business administration majors.

— B.G.

Warren Reynolds ’53 MA ’67 — a 1993 Bradley Centurion, former student government president and  president of the Alumni Association in 1971 — died Jan. 27 in Peoria, Illinois.

He was active in band, chorus, forensics and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity while at Bradley. Hired by Keystone Steel & Wire Company after graduation, he was employed there for 30 years, working his way up to corporate secretary and vice president. He also worked in real estate as a property manager and broker, managed the Illinois office of mortgage broker Tucker & Branham Inc. and was the office manager for a state Supreme Court justice.

Reynolds served six years on the Peoria City Council and eight years on the Peoria County Board, including consecutive terms as board chairman. He was instrumental in the planning and approval of the Peoria Civic Center, which houses Carver Arena, home of Bradley’s men’s basketball team.

He was a member of the Bradley Council and chaired the University’s 75th anniversary committee. He and his wife, Carol, received the President’s Award in 2005.

He was involved in many civic groups, serving on the boards of the Dirksen Center for Congressional Leadership, Peoria Community Action Agency, Peoria Historical Society and the Peoria Symphony, among others.

Along with his wife, surviving  are two daughters, including Lorie Reynolds Becraft, MA ’91, one son, and four grandchildren. 

— B.G.


Dr. Max Taylor, professor of chemistry since 1969, died Nov. 4 in Peoria, Illinois.

The 1998 recipient of the Charles  M. Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching, he held a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During sabbaticals, Taylor conducted research at Caterpillar Inc. and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Regional Research Laboratory.

A popular longtime instructor with Bradley’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), he served as academic adviser for senior chemistry majors and students in the master’s in liberal studies program. Taylor received the American Chemical Society Certificate of Merit for 50 years of service and authored 16 peer-reviewed publications.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Segel Taylor, MA ’75.