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1928 E. Harvey Herring died May 6, 2002 at the age of 94.
1929 Camille R. Weidner died November 15, 2002 in the Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was 95 years old.
1930 Carl B. Heffner died March 14, 2002 at the age of 92.
1931 Dr. John G. Nace died November 14, 2002 in the Millcroft Retirement Community. He is the founder of the John G. Nace ’31 Scholarship Fund.
1932 Warren L. Ziegenfus, Jr. died October 25, 2002.

Conrad Weiser Raker died November 19, 2002. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the College in 1956. In 1974, he was a recipient of the Alumni Association Award for Achievements in Life. He was the superintendent of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. His memory will live on in his 1989 gift to the college, the 38-acre Conrad W. Raker Wildlife Sanctuary in Germansville, which provides an outdoor research laboratory for Muhlenberg students and faculty.

Frederick F.J. Wavrek died in his Florida home on September 28, 2002. He was 97.

1937 Homer A. Yiengst died in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on September 26, 2002 at the age of 86.
1944 Ivan G. Mattern died August 1, 2002.

Dr. James D. Reppert died in the Reading Hospital & Medical Center September 18, 2002. He was 78. James was a professor of English and Asian Studies for Albright College before retiring in 1989.

Otis S. Summerville died November 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marjorie.

Ora L. Wooster, Jr. died of an aortic aneurysm at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia on October 14, 2002. He was 74 years old.

1949 Hobart A. Wuchter died November 3, 2002 in his home. He was vice president and chief operating officer of Everson Electric Co. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Paula.

James G. Kellar died in his home October 4, 2002. He was an attorney in the Allentown area. He had a scholarship in his name: The James G. Kellar Scholarship Fund. He was 75.

Alexander R. Schreiber died September 25, 2002.


John G. Mitroka died in his Allentown home October 28, 2002. He was 82 years old.

William J. Tanguay, Jr. died May 14, 2002.

1952 Rev. Eugene C. Kreider, Jr. died June 3, 2002. He was 71 and lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Richard D. Derstine died in the Lehigh Valley Hospital November 3, 2002. He operated the Rockhill Animal Hospital for 34 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Molly.

Rodney T. Hartman died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, Pa. He was 75 years old.

1959 Herbert S. Kasper died May 3, 2000.
1961 Dr. Ronald F. Hagemann died August 28, 2002 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in New York. He was 63.
1963 Kenneth J. Andreozzi died on April 24, 2002 at the age of 61.
1972 Susan Lucash died in her home October 22, 2002. She was 56 years old.
1974 Dennis L. Ulrich died in Reading Hospital October 7, 2002. He was a former professor at Muhlenberg College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and DeSales University in the communications and social sciences departments. He was 50 years old.
1984 John M. Boggs died in his home as a result of illness on October 6, 2002. He owned Dynamic Resources. He was 39 years old.
1996 Christopher T. Kapsak died October 1, 2002 after a long battle with cancer. He was an assistant prosecutor for Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. He was 28 years old.


Ellen Callmann, Professor Emerita, died July 12, 2002 at the age of 75. She was an Italian Renaissance cassone art and 15th-century secular art historian. Ellen was a long-time CAA member who received her doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Betty Jean Pridgeon Bremer died November 10, 2002 at the age of 81 in Otego, N.Y. She was born October 28, 1921 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Her husband was Rev. Dr. David H. Bremer, chaplain and professor of religion. Betty taught special education in reading for the Allentown Public Schools.



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