In Memoriam


John K. Hite ’50, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania—August 3, 2017—retired civil engineer.

F. Patrick Madden ’50, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania—May 18, 2017—retired president of Madden Boiler Works, U.S. Navy WWII veteran.

Robert McCleary Suckling ’50, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania—June 13, 2017— retired architect, retired captain of the U.S. Army.

William F. Glass ’52, Duncansville, Pennsylvania—September 29, 2017—retired electrical and civil engineer, U.S. Navy WWII veteran.

Col. Ronald D. Little ’53, formerly of Altoona—April 7, 2017—retired director of personnel for the Air Force Flight Test Center, California, U.S. Air Force veteran.

J. Wilson Bartley ’54, formerly of Altoona and Harrisburg—April 12, 2017—retired, U.S. Navy veteran.

George Elvin Kensinger ’58, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania—July 6, 2017—retired executive director, educator, U.S. Navy veteran.

Helen Elizabeth (Orr) Boguszewski ’59, Fanwood, New Jersey—May 13, 2017—retired elementary education teacher.

Charlotte L. Stump Price ’59, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania—July 18, 2017—retired music teacher.


Frances J. Claar ’61, Tyrone, Pennsylvania—April 27, 2017—retired special education teacher.

Stephen Bruce Wasylak ’66, Altoona—June 16, 2017—retired highway engineer and project manager.

C. Richard “Dick” Logan, Jr. ’68, Altoona—September 4, 2017—financial adviser for Edward Jones Investments, Altoona.

Joseph Matthew “Joe” Warner ’68, formerly of Washington Courthouse, Ohio—April 29, 2017—retired.

Richard A. Nash ’69, Tacoma, Washington—August 12, 2017—U.S. Army veteran.

Frances A. Phillips ’69, Duncansville, Pennsylvania—May 14, 2017—elementary education teacher.


Julianne Seidel ’70, Altoona—August 2, 2017—homemaker.

Richard R. Botteicher ’72, of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania—July 31, 2017—retired teacher, U.S. Army veteran.

John R. Flinn ’73, Altoona—July 1, 2017—retired sergeant of the Logan Township Police Department and former interim chief.

Cathy E. Moriarity ’74, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania—May 16, 2017—retired elementary education teacher.

John B. Gummo ’75, Port Matilda, Pennsylvania—September 27, 2017—founder of The Family Clothesline, a Penn State merchandise store in downtown State College.

D. Alan Shade ’77, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania—September 8, 2017—machinist at Kennametal Co. in Bedford.

Anthony J. Bruno Jr. ’78, Chicago, Illinois—June 22, 2017—retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander.

Lucretia Marie “Lu” Dilling ’78, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania—September 2, 2017—substitute teacher and private tutor, U.S. Marine Corps veteran.


Timothy Brian “Tim” Nagle ’80, Royersford, Pennsylvania—June 24, 2017—senior information technology developer, U.S. Air Force veteran.

Suzanne M. “Suzy” O’Leary ’84, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts—April 29, 2017—retired field service specialist.


Lynne Ann Schreiber ’92, Charlestown, Maryland—June 21, 2017—entrepreneur.


Cpl. Scott H. Coanshock ’01, Newport, Pennsylvania—July 18, 2017—corporal, Pennsylvania State Police.

Andrew Price “Andy” Good ’02, Altoona—August 7, 2017—former project manager at M.C. Dean, and former manager and board of director at Altoona Reste Park Cemetery.


Kelli I. Cappuccio ’15, Morrisville, Pennsylvania—July 11, 2017—tax representative.


Helen Force

Helen Force
Penn State Altoona Benefactor and Friend

Helen M. Force, longtime friend of Penn State Altoona, died on May 20, 2017, at the age of 94. Force was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel H. and Charlotte (McIntosh) Yon. She married her husband, the late Ralph Force, on November 7, 1943. Helen and Ralph were devoted supporters of Penn State Altoona. The college’s Ralph and Helen Force Advanced Technology Center stands in tribute to the vision of these generous benefactors.

John E. Lennox, former Penn State Altoona faculty member, passed away September 1, 2017, at the age of 75. John served as a professor of microbiology for 32 years. In addition, he served as coordinator of the University Scholars Program for many years and in 1984 received the Amoco Award (now the Atherton Award) in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Upon his retirement in 2003, he was awarded the title of professor emeritus.

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