Category Archives: Memorials

The following men, who once lived with us at Williams, have died. They are listed below, along with the date of death. As you have personal reflections to share – which might include a photograph, a copy of the memorial service, e-mail links to family members, suggestions for donations, whatever – please post them. To prevent spam attacks either Allan or I will then “approve” your post. Please note that we will NOT edit your reflections or comments.

Granted that given the nature of Nature this section will grow over time, I hope it also reflects an affirmation – for life itself, for service to family and community, and for the spiritual and religious convictions of the departed. Gregg

Bruce Martindale

From Ken Willcox:  After leaving Williams, Bruce received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army, then returned to Dallas to begin his law practice. He was affiliated with a number … Continue reading

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Warner, Ron

Ron Warner died on October 23, 2000.  He had been fighting colon cancer that had been diagnosed during a routine physical the previous December.  He succumbed to a related heart attack. After graduating from Williams, Ron went to Columbia where … Continue reading

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Gordon, Vance

We received word from the widow of Vance Gordon that Vance had passed away in January, 2015.  He had succumbed to ALS.   Below is the obituary that appeared in the Washington Post.   Please add any comments if you remember Vance. … Continue reading

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McCune, Michael

The College has informed us that Mike McCune passed away on March 5, 2016.   Here is his obituary, published in Thailand’s Chiang Mai CityNews on April 8, 2016: Michael Cary McCune, 70, an American citizen residing in Chiang Mai, passed … Continue reading

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Sleezer, Alfred W.

Fred Sleezer passed away on February 5, 2016.  Below is his obituary.  Please note that his memorial service is scheduled for April 23, 2016, if you can make it. Please share your memories of Fred below. ————————————– Alfred W. Sleezer, … Continue reading

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Kile, James S.

Here is the link to Jim’s obituary, also printed below.   The online obituary has a guestbook, with entries from non-Williams friends. Please note that an open house to celebrate Jim’s life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 11 … Continue reading

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Dankner, Alan

Our classmate Alan Dankner died on Dec. 1, 2015 from complications of acute myeloid leukemia.  The obituary from the Boston Globe is below, or you can read it on the Legacy.com site to see comments from friends and colleagues: DANKNER, … Continue reading

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Pas, Richard

Dick Pas passed away on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.  While his death was rather sudden, Dick did have a history of coronary incidents. Some day, when someone is confronted with the task of summing up my own days on this … Continue reading

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Horner, Richard

Richard Horner passed away January 7, 2105 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Richard worked as copy editor for the Tulsa Tribune from 1974-1992. During his Williams days he was captain of the track team, and he continued in that mode by competing … Continue reading

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Moorhead, Daniel

              Daniel J. S. Moorhead died on November 10, 2014. Dan attended Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 1967. He double majored in religion and economics, … Continue reading

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Stevens, Dana Jr.

Dana died April 11, 2014. He was Professor of Finance at the American University of Armenia. After graduating from Williams he had received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford.   Dana had four children from a first marriage — Jeremiah, Anna, … Continue reading

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Gustafson, Anthony B.

Anthony B. Gustafson, MD, FACP Dr. Anthony Booth Gustafson, age 68, died June 11, 2014 in his native Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In recent years, Tony resided at Freighter View Assisted Living. Anthony Booth Gustafson was born September 6, 1945, … Continue reading

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Pugmire, Rex

Rex L. Pugmire May 6, 1944 – June 26, 2014 Salem, Oregon – Rex (70) died June 26, 2014, peacefully, at home, in his own bed, after a long struggle with esophageal cancer (metastasized to the liver). He was born … Continue reading

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Mark, Steve

Died:  February 4, 2013   Stephen Stewart Mark January 2, 1945 – February 4, 2013 Dallas, Texas Stephen Stewart Mark was born on January 2, 1945 to Stewart and Ruth Eleanor Mark in Oklahoma City. After graduating from Harding High … Continue reading

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Cowden, Paul

Paul Cowden passed away September 23, 2012. He had suffered from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Paul lived in Mount Sterling, Kentucky with his wife Suzanne. After Williams, he received his law degree from Vanderbilt. After a period in private practice, he … Continue reading

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Hest, Lionel

Lonnie Hest passed away on October 26th, 2012. Lonnie lived on the Upper West Side in New York City , where he had practiced law since graduating from Columbia Law School. He only stopped going into the office in February. He … Continue reading

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Holland, Francis G.

Jan. 28, 1945 – April 7, 2012 – “Jomp” Here is the link to Frank’s obit, also printed below.   The online obituary has a guestbook, with entries from non-Williams friends. Please post a comment if you knew Frank. Attorney Francis … Continue reading

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Adams, Gilles David

Died: March 15, 1968 Dave was killed in Viet Nam.

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Varnedoe, Kirk Train

Died: August 13, 2003 Friend, Turner B. Smith: I am taking the liberty of passing on some sad news about one of our classmates. Elyn Zimmerman, Kirk Varnedoe’s wife, called this morning to tell me that Kirk had passed away … Continue reading

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Ungerer, James C.

Died: August 31, 1993

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