CLASS NOTES
SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 63
In Memory
1938
GertrudeNichols Beswick
of Potters-
ville, N.Y., died February 24, 2013. She received
her B.S. in psychology and was a psychiatric social
worker for New York State at Marcy Psychiatric
Hospital. She was also the proprietress of “The N,”
a popular retreat on Mountain Spring Lake in Pot-
tersville. She was preceded in death by a cousin,
J. Benton Pike ’38.
1939
M
Jean F. Hazzard
died January
22, 2013
in Amherst, Mass. She graduated from
Lake Erie College in 1937 with a major in organ.
In 1939, she earned her M.A. in psychology from
St. Lawrence, where she met her first husband,
George W. Hazzard ’36; they married the follow-
ing year. As he pursued his career in academia,
she taught piano lessons and played organ and
piano for church choirs. She began a career as a
child and school psychologist once her children
were grown. Long active in her community and
church, she played piano until a few weeks be-
fore her death. Following Dr. Hazzard’s death
in 1989, she moved to Amherst and married
Dorman E. Priest ’37 in 1998; he passed away in
2011.
Also preceding her in death was her sister-
in-law, Virginia Hazzard ’40.
1944
Delong O. “Bud” Kellogg
of Naples,
Fla. andMahopac, N.Y., died on February 12, 2013.
He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the ‘L’
Club. He served in World War II as a U.S. Navy pi-
lot and then returned to St. Lawrence to finish his
bachelor’s degree in business administration. He
married Elizabeth “Betty” Davis ’44 in 1945. They
opened Tom Kat Sporting Goods in Mahopac,
N.Y., and ran it for 43 years. His wife predeceased
him in 1977. He was also preceded in death by his
eldest son, Thomas O. Kellogg ’68. Those remem-
bering him include his sons Jeffrey D. Kellogg ’70
and David D. Kellogg ’74; sister, Janet Kellogg
Johnson ’44, P’68; a niece, Audrey Johnson Mineo
’68;
and Thomas ’68’s widow, Kathleen Williams
Kellogg ’68.
1944
Helen-Lane Smith Jessop
of Ches-
terfield, Mo., passed away February 8, 2013. She
received her B.A. in English and was a sister of
Kappa Delta. She was a teacher and raised four
children. She was preceded in death by her sister,
Elinor-Ann Smith Fee ’47.
1944
Helen Wight Starrett
of Belfast,
Maine, died March 9, 2013. She pledged to Pi
Beta Phi and was on the Panhellenic Council.
She made the Dean’s List, was inducted into
Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board, and was also
recognized in
Who’s Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Universities.
She was an
associate editor of
The Hill News
and co-editor of
the
Gridiron
.
She was also involved in many or-
ganizations on campus, includingMummers, the
chapel choir, band, the War Council, Le Cercle
Jusserand, the Broadcasters’ Club, the Spanish
Club and the Outing Club. Her survivors include
her son Bruce W. Starrett ’70.
1947
Marion Goodale McClellan
of Man-
lius, N.Y., died February 20, 2013. She majored
in Spanish and was vice president of the Spanish
Club and secretary-treasurer of the Portuguese
Club. She was a member of Mummers, the Out-
ing Club and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is sur-
vived by her son, daughter and grandson.
1949
Robert E. “Bob” Morton
of Delmar
and Lake George, N.Y., died March 15, 2013. He
was amember of AlphaTau Omega, the golf team
and the ‘L’ Club. He also
was involved with cam-
pus broadcasting and
publications. He often
sold drinks at football
games with the Booster
Club, and he loved to
tell how they gave out
free bags of popcorn
with lots of salt on it so
they could sell more soft
drinks. DuringWorldWar
II, he served in the U.S.
Army, stationed in the Philippines. After receiving
his B.A. in business administration, he worked as
the general accounting supervisor for New York
Telephone Company, retiring in 1987. He was
an avid coin and stamp collector and dealer for
many years. Bob married his college sweetheart,
Eleanor Huetter Morton ’49, who passed away in
2009.
They had enjoyed returning to campus for
reunions. Their daughter Kathryn “Kathy” Morton
Ivory ’76 is among their survivors.
1951
Robson D. “Del” Dunning Jr.
of
Hampstead, N.C., passed away February 7, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1944 to
1945,
after which he studied business adminis-
tration at St. Lawrence on the GI Bill. He was a
member of Phi Sigma Kappa and participated
in intramural sports. He worked in marketing
and advertising for a number of companies and
the U.S. Postal Service, retiring to Hampstead in
1990.
His wife and son predeceased him; he is
survived by his two children and their spouses,
and three grandchildren.
1952
Alexander H. Neiley
of Lincoln,
Mass., died April 6, 2013. He was a member of Phi
Sigma Kappa, Interfraternity Council and KSLU.
After receiving his B.A. in English, he entered
the U.S. Navy. He served on the
USS Oriskany
as
a dive bomber pilot, then saw 18 years of Naval
Reserve duty before being honorably discharged
in 1975. He was called back to duty as a pilot dur-
ing the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from the
John Hancock Life Insurance Company in 1987.
His survivors include daughters Elizabeth P. Nel-
son ’81 and Susan R. Merrell ’83, P’13; son-in-law
Charles C. Merrell ’81, P’13; and grandson Charles
Alex”Merrell ’13.
1953
Bruce E. Dahl
of Bardstown, Ky., died
March 2, 2013. He received his B.S. in biology and
was a member of ROTC. He graduated from the
Command and General Staff College in Fort Leav-
enworth, Kan., and after retiring with 22 years of
service in the U.S. Army, was a bank loan officer.
Those remembering him are his wife, two chil-
dren and their spouses, and four grandchildren.
1953
Hadley S. DePuy
of Frederick, Md.,
passed away January 22, 2013. He received his
B.A. in history and was a member of the depart-
mental honorary society. “Stretch” was tapped
for Omicron Delta Kappa and was a member of
Sigma Pi fraternity. He
was junior class president
and president of the The-
lomathesian Society his
senior year. He played on
the varsity tennis team.
He continued his educa-
tion at Colgate University,
receiving his master’s in
1956,
and at Cornell Uni-
versity, earning the Doc-
tor of Education degree
in 1969. He was a dean at
Cornell University, Franklin and Marshall College
and Hamilton College before becoming the sec-
ond president of Fulton-Montgomery Commu-
nity College, serving from 1972 to 1977. He was
awarded an Alumni Citation by St. Lawrence in
1977.
After a period as the New York State Com-
missioner for Higher Education and Professional
Education, he joined a management and research
consulting firm.
1954
Faith J. Driggs
of South Wellfleet,
Mass., passed away February 19, 2013. She was a
sister of Kappa Delta and earned her B.S. in physi-
cal education. She enjoyed field hockey, basket-
ball, swimming and skiing. She earned her M.Ed.
from the University of Florida in 1963 and worked
as a guidance counselor.
1955
Robert J. Purcell
of Aurora, N.Y., died
August 8, 2012. He was a veteran of the Korean
War. While at St. Lawrence, he studied business
administration and was a brother of Phi Sigma
Kappa. He was a NewYork State probation officer
for many years. He was preceded in death by his
brother Hugh ’37.
1956
Ann M. Blanchard Bovbjerg
died
March 17, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa, where she had
lived since 1956. She played field hockey and was
a member of KSLU. She made the Dean’s List and
was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Beta Beta
(
biology’s honorary society) and Psi Chi (psychol-
ogy’s honorary society). She continued her study
of biology, working on her Ph.D. in embryology in
the University of Iowa's Department of Zoology.
She was an authority on the lives and early devel-
opment of leopard frogs,
Rana pipiens
,
and a very
active volunteer in her church and community.
1957
John “Jack” A. Shea Jr.
of Lake Placid,
N.Y. and Sanibel, Fla., died January 27, 2013. He
was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the
football team. He served overseas in the U.S.
Army after graduating with his bachelor’s in busi-
ness administration. He had a 25-year career with
the Northern Trust in Chicago and served on the
boards of many non-profit and financial institu-
tions. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, four
children, and five grandchildren.