Recent LAMBDA Chapter Alumni News

Charles E. Newell (ChE '69) (updated 7/25/2016):
Per a phone call received by former ES Santarinala during F2F 2016, Brother Newell's sister notified us that he entered the Castle Eternal on 7/24/16.

Darryl F. Bach (ME '60) (updated 3/18/2010):
Several Lambda Brothers wrote in to tell us of the death of Brother Bach. He died on 1/29/2010 of heart failure. He finished his business career in Memphis TN with Quality Incentive Company as a regional VP. He and Sharon had resided in Sun City West AZ since July 2003. Darryl was Lambda's Chief Engineer in 1959.

R. E. Calcagno (ChE '55) (updated 5/21/2009):
We received an e-mail from Mrs. (Elise) Calcagno that Brother Calcagno died on March 5, 2009. No other details provided.

Michael S. Fisher (EE '71) (updated 5/14/2009):
I have just retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company after 38 years working in the areas of transmission, distribution and electric generation management. My wife and I have moved from Valparaiso, IN to Macungie, PA to be closer to our daughter, son-in-law and new grandson.

William E. Bray (RadioE '53) (updated 1/20/2009):
We heard from Mrs. (Gwendolin) Bray that brother Bray fell on an icy patch in his driveway. Because he is on blood thinners (Coumadin) it caused an acute subdural hemourage, and he died four days later (12/14/2008)at University Hospital, Iowa City. He was an engineering manager for 29 years at Collins before retiring in 1982.

Edmund J. McMahon (CE '54) (updated 9/25/2008):
Together with his donation, Brother McMahon wrote from Wasilla, AK, that he'll be 90 years old next year. He sends his best regards to all brothers.

Owen B. Cranston (CE '61) (updated 9/12/2008):
Brother Art Davis Kappa '52 sent us a note reporting Brother Cranston's death in New York stste. He got this information from a Christmas card sent by Brother Cranston's wife Barbara.

Norman H. Connell (ME '55) (updated 8/7/2008):
Mrs. (Martha) Connell wrote that Brother Connell died 1/20/2008 at the age of 88. "He was a great engineer," she said.

Gerald W. White (EE '63) (updated 7/18/2008):
Brother Floyd Foust (Lambda '64) e-mailed us that Brother White is deceased. Brother White was listed as "Lost" for quite a while; however, Floyd contacted Brother White's widow in Taveras, Florida, and confirmed this news. No other information available.

Emmery C. Stastny (EE '53) (updated 5/4/2008):
Brother Stastny's niece Therese Voboril sent us a note that he died on 6/23/2005 from a heart attack and stroke, and he fought cancer for three years. "He loved telling stories to his family about his days in the fraternity, including having to take a final exam on his wedding day. He is survived by his wife Patricia," she said.

Richard J. French (ChE '57) (updated 4/8/2008):
Mrs. (Peggy) French wrote us that Brother French died on 12/6/2007.

Charles W. Ambuske (EE '52) (updated 2/19/2008):
We recived a return mail with Brother Ambuske's 2008 Birthday Card that he has been deceased for over two years. No other information available.

Paul D. Hancock (RadioE '55) (updated 1/7/2008):
Brother Hancock died 11/25/2007. No other details available.

Marion B. Stults (BSElE '56) (updated 10/22/2007):
I am a former Eastern Province Councellor under Bob Beals. I moved from Bisbee, AZ to Tucson, AZ. My e-mail address is mbstults@msn.com. I have recently been in touch with Lambda Brothers' Dan Bilodeau, William Crouch, Joe Fallon, Bob Featheringham, Ron Hicks, Walt Jankowski, Jim Lieser, Richard Pfeifer, and Stan Puskarz, all retired. I would appreciate contacts from other brothers who knew me.
My latest news: our youngest daughter Sarah married Matthew Daffron of Escondido, CA in Bisbee, AZ on 09/09/2000 and went to Tahiti for their honeymoon the following day. Our daughter Molly & husband Kelly Rogers gave birth to Nicholas Ryan Rogers on April 4, 2001 & Caleb Grant Rogers on February 19, 2004 in Tucson, AZ. Daughter Sarah & husband Matthew Daffron gave birth to Sofia Rain on January 22, 2003 in Tucson, AZ. I now have 4 children (one deceased), 7 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. My wife Susan is active at Flowing Wells High School, Tucson, Arizona in their Music Department. I continue to enjoy the life of the retired. I turned 82 years old on August 23, 2007. Reviewing the history pages of Sigma Phi Delta for 1952-60 brought back pleasant memories when on May 3, 1958 as Eastern Province Councilor, I served on the Installation Ritual team for Omicron Chapter at Michigan State University.

Warren D. Campbell (ME '54) (updated 10/19/2007):
We received a note in October, 2007, from Doris Campbell. She said that Bro. Campbell died sometime in the years between 1953-57.

Donald E. Stinson (EE '52) (updated 9/25/2007):
The summer 2007 issue of “Trends,” the Indiana Tech magazine for alumni and friends has an article on its new on-campus wellness center. Featured in the article are Brothers Bernie Havens and Don Stinson, both Lambda 1952.

Don expects to live to 103 and Bernie plans to outlive his father, who died at 101, and then to go on to live forever, according to the article.

The article can be viewed at http://www.indianatech.edu/AlumniAndFriends/Trends/trends_2007_summer.pdf

Bernard J. Havens (RadioE '52) (updated 9/25/2007):
The summer 2007 issue of “Trends,” the Indiana Tech magazine for alumni and friends has an article on its new on-campus wellness center. Featured in the article are Brothers Bernie Havens and Don Stinson, both Lambda 1952.

Don expects to live to 103 and Bernie plans to outlive his father, who died at 101, and then to go on to live forever, according to the article.

The article can be viewed at http://www.indianatech.edu/AlumniAndFriends/Trends/trends_2007_summer.pdf

Allan R. Knerr (Chemistry '74) (updated 12/22/2006):
Recently 'retired' by Phelps Dodge after they sold the business. Now 'playing' at Superior Essex and starting to enjoy life, travel, and fish. Feel free to drop me an e-mail or call if you are in the area!

Charles L. Myers (CE '52) (updated 12/13/2006):
We got returned mail in December, 2006, stating that Brother Myers is deceased. No other information available.

David R. Chizmar (ME '67) (updated 8/21/2006):
Brother Chizmar died of an apparent massive coronary Tuesday, July 4, 2006, while on a fishing and sightseeing trip with his brothers in Central, Alaska. His obituary is located at the Washington, PA, Observer, dated 7/11/2006.