Family Loss

Rochester University students and employees often refer to the university community as a family. The Rochester University family expresses its sympathy for the loss of the following alumni and former employees during the last twelve months. If you know of other alumni or former employees who have passed away, please contact Larry Stewart at


A 1963 graduate, Wayne Briggs, died Sept 8, 2020. Wayne’s two brothers, Mark and David Briggs, are members of the class of 1979. Obituary

Kay Glover, a member of the class of 1967, passed away July 15, 2020. Her father, Boyd Glover, managed the bookstore during the early 1970s.  Three of her brothers are also alumni: Bennie Glover (’65), Larry Glover (’68), and Joe Glover (’75). Obituary

A former employee of Rochester University, Sharlotte Roper, passed away July 14, 2020. Sharlotte taught psychology and sociology, and also served as dean of women. Her husband, Coy Roper, taught Bible from 1978-1987. Two of their children, Shannon (Roper-’86) Boren and Alec Roper (’87) are alumni. Obituary

Dean Oliver, a 1973 graduate and former student recruiter for the university, passed away May 28, 2020. Dean’s wife, Zan (Eubank) Oliver, is a member of the class of 1975. Two of their children, Hanni (Oliver-’01) Oskey and Nathan Oliver (’03), are also alumni. Obituary

A member of the class of 1968, Norma (Cagle) Frick, passed away May 8, 2020. Norma’s sister, Lorraine (Cagle) Weckerly, is a member of the class of 1967. Obituary

Dorthy Wells, an alumna from 1965, passed away April 2, 2020. Video Tribute

Amy Spayde, a 1987 graduate, passed away March 30, 2020. Amy’s sister, Vicki (Spayde) Barkan is a member of the class of 1989. Obituary

A member of the class of 2014, Justin Gabriel, died March 26, 2020. Obituary

Liz (Palmer) Oliver, a member of the class of 1964, passed away March 11, 2020. Liz’s sister, Lory (Palmer) Bodine, is member of the class of 1977. Obituary

Jim Casey, a member of the class of 1962, passed away March 6, 2020. Jim’s daughter, Bonnie (Casey) White, is a member of the class of 1985. Obituary

A member of the class of 1979, Stephanie (Stanley) Barkman, passed away Feb. 6, 2020. Stephanie’s brother, Bill Stanley (’80), and her sister, Carla (Stanley-’81) Probst, are also alumni. Obituary

Gary Moser, a member of the class of 1977, died Jan. 11, 2020. Gary’s sister, Carol (Moser) Stewart, is also a former student of the university. Obituary


A 1977 graduate, Jim Bodine, passed away Sep. 30, 2019. Jim’s wife, Lory (Palmer) Bodine, is also a member of the class of 1977. All three of Jim’s daughters and two of his sons-in-law are also alumni: Kevin (’04) and Sara (Bodine-’08) Stewart, James (’12) and Katy (Bodine-’13) Busam, and Emily Bodine (’17). Obituary