Class Notes - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

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Bruce Axon

Class of '79
Bruce Axon lives in Jackson, MI. He has been married for 34 years to wife Becky. They have six children (3 boys, 3 girls) and 4 grandchildren. Bruce is currently working at Consumers Energy as a Sr. Financial Analyst where he has been for 38 years.

R. Bruce Andrews

Class of '72
Is the founder of General Pump and Machinery. He recently transferred ownership of the business to three of his four sons but has no plans to retire from the company. Bruce and wife Elizabeth reside in Palmyra, PA.

Linda (Frazier) Brown

Class of '72
Was inducted into the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame, Lakewood, NJ, in May 2017. In June of 2017, Linda received the Community Service Award from the Lakewood Chapter of the NAACP, Lakewood, NJ at their annual Freedom Fund Banquet. She has set up a scholarship fund in memory of her late husband, John R. Brown, Sr., for children of veterans.

H. Robert Headland

Class of '78
Was inducted into the Beaver Valley Musicians Hall of Fame on May 7, 2017. He resides in Beaver, PA.

Shirley (Reed) Rutter

Class of '78
Was named NCTE High School English Teacher of Excellence. Shirley teaches at Weeki Wachee High School in Weeki Wachee, FL.

Wanda (Lair) Tooker

Class of '83
Resides in Garland, TX.

Nancy (McFarland) McCollum

Class of '86
And husband Norman announce the birth of their first grandchild, Calum Robert Morrison, born on May 27, 2017, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, to Erin and Andrew Morrison.

Sharon Rudolph

Class of '89
Resides in Hagerstown, MD.

David Fabricatore

Class of '90 and '90
Was awarded two patents from the country of China related to his work on the Ford Focus Electric Vehicle. David and his wife Michelle (Droz ’90) reside in Canton, Michigan.

Benjamin Hanna

Class of '97
Was recently promoted to the position of Chief Deputy District Attorney at the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office in Redding, CA, where he has served as a prosecutor since 2001. As Chief Deputy DA he is the second highest ranking employee in the office, reporting to the elected district attorney.

Sarah (Doren) Illsley

Class of '07
Married John Illsley on August 20, 2016. The couple resides in Roxboro, NC.

Dr. Elisabeth (Eriksson) Jacobson

Class of '09
Was awarded the title of doctor on May 26, 2017. She completed her doctor of education degree and defended her dissertation entitled "Teachers’ Perceptions of Instructional Practices for Yup’ik Students with Special Education Needs: A Case Study." She is currently working on submitting an article based on this dissertation to a peer-reviewed journal. Elisabeth continues to work at the local high school in Bethel, Alaska and is looking to transition to the collegiate level.

David Callahan

Class of '10 and '11
Is beginning his third year as Head of School/Principal of Payson Christian School (PreK-8). He and wife Julia (Urbanski ’11) welcomed their second daughter, Dorothy Steel Callahan on December 8, 2016. She joins big sister Ailee. The Callahan family resides in Payson, AZ.

Daniel Thomas

Class of '10
Is a RAN Optimization Engineer for AT&T. He and his wife reside in Glenshaw, PA.

Josh Brown

Class of '11
Married Jazmin Velazquez. He is attending UCLA school of law.

Adam Fencil (MSOL)

Class of '11
Resides in Butler, PA.

Jennifer (White) LeRose

Class of '11
Married Jeremy LeRose on June 20, 2017. The couple resides in Sewickley, PA. Jennifer is a Senior Tax Analyst at Rice Energy and is planning on attending Robert Morris University in the fall of 2018 for a Master’s in Tax degree.

Gwenyth (Gamble) and Austin Jarvi

Class of '14 and '15
Were married on May 13, 2016 and reside in Pittsburgh, PA.

Linae (Hayward) Mahoney

Class of '14
And husband Mark welcomed daughter Norah Mae Mahoney on October 15, 2016. Linae taught first grade the past three years and recently switched to teach pre-kindergarten. The Mahoney family resides in Somerset, PA.

Rebecca “Becki” (Smith MAHE) McCue

Class of '14
Married Zachary McCue on October 10, 2016. Becki is an admissions representative at Harrison College. The couple resides in Avilla, IN.

Marissa (Seighman) Wiley

Class of '14
Is a high school teacher at Valley Christian School in Youngstown, OH where she and her husband reside.

Travis Rogan

Class of '15 and '15
Resides in Cranberry Twp, PA and works at Discovery Christian Church. He is engaged to be married to Hannah Rozgonyi ’15.

Tina Lewis (ADP)

Class of '17
Resides in Monument, CO.

Dr. Ralph "Pat" and Naomi (Smith) Kilpatrick

Class of '40 and '42
Dr. Ralph “Pat” Kilpatrick ’40 celebrated his 100th birthday on July 16, 2017 with 250 family members and friends. He and wife Naomi (Smith ’42) reside in Greensboro, NC.

Ron Elkin

Class of '67 and '70
Retired from the Ruidoso School District in 2012 after 44 years in education in OH, WY, and NM. Merry (Blair ’70) Elkin retired in 2013 after 29 ½ years in education. Ron and Merry have three grown daughters, four grandchildren, and reside in Seattle, WA.


Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Clara (Renn) Askanas 1944 March 2017
Raymond H. Loughridge 1944 July 26, 2017
Irene D. Palfi 1945 June 26, 2017
Lois A. (Hadfield) Knaggs 1949 August 9, 2017
William M. Thorpe 1949 June 27, 2017
George W. Rowse 1950 August 5, 2017
Eunice J. Whitford 1950 August 12, 2017
John W. Ellefson 1952 August 8, 2017
Dr. H. Frances (McClure) Griffin 1952 May 13, 2017
Edna J. (Mooney) Milnes 1952 July 19, 2017
Anthony H. Cimino 1953 July 4, 2017
David M. Smith 1953 May 21, 2017
Robert M. Black 1954 May 10, 2017
David “Ken” Fowler 1954 July 29, 2017
Fred E. Zoeller 1955 July 13, 2017
Mary June (Blair) Bruska 1958 May 15, 2017
Thomas R. Pantoni 1961 November 14, 2016
Florence Fattal 1962 July 31, 2017
Nelson M. Cumpston 1970 July 24, 2017
Catherine L. (Vekasy) Swogger 1970 July 5, 2017
A. William Bauman III 1972 June 27, 2017
Marianne (Foley) Hill 1975 July 20, 2017
Robert L. Tonks 1977 June 18, 2017
Carol M. (Smith) Barringer 1984 June 14, 2017
Donna S. Kopp 1994 July 5, 2017
Travis A. Ramsey (MBA) 2010 June 15, 2017
Jeremy L. Shull (MA) 2014 August 6, 2017
Rev. Roger E. Russell 1947 August 10, 2014
Frieda E. Beaman 1949 September 25, 2014
Richard L. Jarrett 1949 September 24, 2014
Roy M. McDonald 1949 September 27, 2014
Ruth (Schnebly) Dawson 1945 June 9, 2015
Elizabeth “Libby” M. (Gissel) Orr 1946 April 30, 2015
Albert C. Hardies Jr. 1947 April 15, 2015
Faye (Steele) Davison 1938 May 27, 2017
Dr. Milton L. Caplan 1938 March 7, 2017
William A. H. Murphy 1939 August 12, 2016
Anna (Batz) Chotiner 1938 July 19, 2016
Rev. Melville W. Martin 1939 February 16, 2016
Martha D. “Marty” (Dubbs) Ihrig 1938 March 3, 2014
H. Ross Strohecker 1936 April 4, 2013
Zelda W. (Wilner) Feinberg 1938 April 1, 2013
James W. McJunkin Jr. 1939 November 20, 2012
Donald C. McCune 1938 April 10, 2012
Dr. Clarence Farmer 1936 January 30, 2014
Edith Pohley 1932 January 26, 2013
Amelia C. (Carothers) Haine 1933 December 30, 2012
Naomi K. (Kuhl) Griffiths 1938 January 9, 2013
Jean D. (Springer) Kratzert 1938 December 19, 2012
W. Scott Bliss 1939 January 17, 2013
Ruth M. (Hamilton) Mulcahy 1938 September 5, 2012
Laura J. (Januzzi) Wilson 1932 August 15, 2012
Dr. Victor I. Markson 1934 August 15, 2012
Ida E. (Beatty) Martsolf 1938 July 4, 2012
Paul G. Angle 1935 May 18, 2012
Paul D. Liscomb 1937 May 7, 2012
Donald K. Hamer 1937 June 6, 2012
Laura R. Grabman 1935 February 9, 2012
Grace Winifred (Coleman) Elliott 1938 March 4, 2012
Kathryn B. (Reynolds) Bream 1939 January 15, 2012
Lulu K. Zimmerman 1937 January 22, 2012
Katheryn (Lathom) Piper 1939 January 30, 2012
Margaret M. (Caughey) Nesbitt 1934 December 8, 2011
Sophia P. (Polovina) White 1939 December 5, 2011
Eugene F. Jannuzi 1936 December 4, 2011
Delos D. Duff 1933 November 28, 2011

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Edna Marian Dunlap July 26, 2017
Sister Rosemarie Schwartz June 17, 2017
Raymond S. Walker June 9, 2017