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In Memoriam

Virgilia "Jill" Benker-Beck, April 2, 2022, mother of Molly Beck-Joslyn '99, grandmother of Mackenzie Beck '18 and Julia Beck '20

Arlene Betz Benson '40July 1,  2021, cousin of Marjorie Mollenberg Temple '58 

Arthur BloomDecember 18, 2021, grandfather of Elizabeth "Betsy" Bloom '08

Martha Zietlow Bowden '65October 24, 2021

Mary "Mollie" McKenna Bigler '52, November 1, 2021, sister of Eleanor McKenna Horton '55 

Captain John Willoughby Brown, April 2022, father of Margaret Brown '72, Susan Coe Brown '74, Carrie Brown Wick '76, and Otie Brown Filkorn '79

Sara Jane "Sally" Fowler Burchell '47, January 2, 2022, aunt of former Buffalo Seminary trustee Philip (Donna) Niswander, great-aunt of Lisa Niswander Peterson '03, Katherine Niswander '05, and Grace Niswander '10

Sally Gorman Burns '57January 29, 2022, sister of Marjory Gorman Stoller '53

Salvatore J. Buscarino, August 18, 2021, father of Olivia Buscarino '08 and Isabella Buscarino '12

Susan J. Campbell '48, July 13, 2021

James R. Caprio, November 22, 2021, father of Cheryl A. Caprio '94 and the late Valerie J. Caprio '92

Deborah Marlette Carbone '63, August 8, 2021, sister of Lissa Marlette Sullivan '66, sister-in-law of Devon Parker Marlette '71 and SEM Head of School Helen Ladds Marlette, aunt of Elizabeth Marlette '13, cousin of Suzanne Marlette Sears '73, Rosemary Sears '02, and Catherine Marlette Waddell '71

Nancy Clucas '59, January 24, 2022

Susan Condon, July 7, 2021, step-mother of Diane McDade '75 and Grace Babikian '79 

RJ ConnellyNovember 4, 2021, father of Megan Connelly-White '01 and Laura Connelly Hartley '06, son-in-law of Joanne Rich Healy '56 

Virginia Daniels '58, February 22, 2022

Karen Cooley Doyle '58, December 21, 2021, sister of Nancy Cooley Polk '59 and Joan Cooley May '61

Ann Christine Dutton '56, December 31, 2021

Julia Mason Smith Dutton '48, November 30, 2021

Joan Landy Erdman '58October 2, 2021, sister of Susan Landy Lytle '60 

Karen Epps Foote '73, May 12, 2022

Vonnie Mae GambrellJuly 19, 2021, mother of  Giovanna E. Gambrell '88 

Patricia L. Gannon, January 21, 2022, mother-in-law of Mary Fuentes Gannon '96 

Marritje VanArsdale Greene '69, January 8, 2022, sister of Pamela VanArsdale '72 

Gail Alford Gundlah ’57, January 19, 2022, Sister-in-law of Wende Adam Alford ’60, cousin of Katurah Nichols Cramer ’88, Heather Rumsey Gibson ’91, Pamela Kittinger-Fuller ’54, Pamela Nichols Marcucci ’81, Rebecca Nichols ’78, Karen Kittinger Rumsey ’62, Robin Rumsey Solboe ’89  

Mark E. Hamister, August 20, 2021, former Buffalo Seminary trustee and chair, father of Kathryn Hamister '97

Dr. Patricia Curtiss Hassakis '54, May 12, 2021

Mary Joanne Healy '49November 2, 2021, sister-in-law of Joanne Rich Healy '56 

David P. Hughes, May 17, 2022, former Buffalo Seminary trustee, father of Arianna Hughes '13 and Kaitlin Hughes '16, uncle of Erika Douglas '12, Julia Douglas '15, Anna Fretz '16 and Emily Fretz '19

Isabel Vaughan James '39July 29, 2021, mother of Phoebe James '71 

Edwin Johnston, former Buffalo Seminary trustee, step-father of Abby Schoellkopf Stevenson '87, step-grandfather of Athena Matthews '19 and Krissy Borowiak '19

Darrah Wright Karr '58, October 10, 2021, mother of Jennifer Karr Waterman '83

Mary Isabelle "Miz" Cochrane Kloepfer '43, March 24, 2022

Leslie Kramer, February 24, 2022, mother of Leah Kramer '17, wife of Trustee James Kramer

Janet D. Lauer '43, September 24, 2021

Joan Rogers Libby '46, January 18, 2022

James L. Magavern, March 7, 2022, honorary trustee, husband of the late Robin Simon Magavern '52*, brother of Margaret Magavern Hargraves '53, Mary Magavern Worrell '60, and Jane Magavern Beebe '64, father-in-law of former Buffalo Seminary trustee Monica Angle, brother-in-law of Susan J. Clark '58, uncle of Priscilla Magavern Wolfe '88, grandfather of Emma Magavern '03 and Anna Magavern '15, cousin of Joan Magavern Gregory '47 and Sarah Magavern Ambrus '79 

Mary "Estelle" Oshei Mahoney '86, June 15, 2021, niece of Honorary Trustee Mary E. B. "Memo" Oshei '74

Maria Lenhoff Marcus '50, April 27, 2022

Susie Irwin McWilliams, February 28, 2022, sister of Virginia Irwin Jenks '61

Robert Meloon, July 6, 2021, former SEM faculty member

Virginia Radley Metzger '42, September 19, 2021

Bruce J. Moden, August 1, 2021, brother of former SEM Director of Development Heather Moden Jones, father of Nancy Moden-Lambert '81, Linda Moden Andrews '82, and Karen Moden '83, uncle of Martha Cole Cavender '81, grandfather of Abigail Smith '24 and Olivia Smith '24 

Amelia "Amy" Moebius de Brahe '73, June 13, 2021, sister of Dorothy Moebius de Brahe '71

Sheila More Ogden '46, August 31, 2021

Marian Coward Page '47July 6, 2021

Georgia Johnson Pooley '47, June 26, 2021, mother of Georgia "Gigi" Pooley Helliwell '76, Leslie Pooley Heffernan '78, grandmother of Esther "Tess" Helliwell Santiago '11

Sharon Leak Reinhard '67, August 29, 2021 

Gertrude "Trudy" Rautenberg Rossiter '46, August 1, 2021

Frances "Sandy" Chisholm Rumsey '50September 25, 2021

Kurt T. Sajda, March 24, 2022, husband of Amy J. Goldstein '74, brother-in-law of Ellen S. Goldstein '70

Constance Scott, December 6, 2021, mother of Karen Scott '74, Kathleen Scott-Rugg '76, and Nyla Scott Carlisle '80

Brenda Kurtz Shelton '49, December 5, 2021

William D. Smith, October 21, 2021, husband of former Buffalo Seminary librarian Patricia Smith

David G. Strachan, November 9, 2021, former Buffalo Seminary trustee, husband of Joan Rieckelman Strachan '51, father of Alice Strachan Barr '74

Anne Alford Surdam '66, October 7, 2021, niece of Janet Wendy Warner '44, aunt of Abby Schoellkopf Stevenson '87, great-aunt of Athena Mathews '19 and Krissy Borowiak 

Suzanne Jameson VanArsdale '41, February 20, 2022, mother of Ruth J. VanArsdale '65, Mary Jane VanArsdale Miller '67, and Katrina VanArsdale Drouhard '72 

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Please send information about the passing of SEM alumnae and friends to Ashley Morlock at amorlock@buffaloseminary.org.