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tennis. She remained an avid tennis play- er and figure skater and officiated at field- hockey games. She leaves husband Harry, two sons, three daughters, a sister, and 10 grandchildren.
Ruthann Jacobs Clark ’55 of Stamford,
CT, died January 24. A psychology major, she earned a master’s in education from Columbia University Teachers College. She was head of college guidance and a mathematics teacher at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, for 20 years. Predeceased by husband Chapman, she is survived by a son, a daughter, five grand- children, and cousin Sarah Ross ’56.
Barbara Cohan Ballot ’55 of Clarks
Summit, PA, died January 24 after a long illness. A business major, she owned and operated a bookstore and gift shop. She was a member of several business and civic organizations. She is survived by two sons, a brother, and two grandchildren.
Virginia Cresswell Brewster ’55 of East
Falmouth, MA, died October 20. An art major, she also studied at Tobe Colburn School of Fashion Design. She served Skidmore as a reunion volunteer. She leaves husband James, a son and daugh- ter, and three grandchildren.
Lynee Scharninghausen Taylor ’59 of
Salinas, CA, died November 2. A home-ec major, she was a freelance home econo- mist and market researcher. She is sur- vived by her companion, Ray Williams, a son, a brother, and three grandchildren. Husband Donald predeceased her.
Patricia Patock Havard ’59 of Tinton
Falls, NJ, died October 27. She was an award-winning bridge player. Predeceased by husband William, she is survived by three sons, a brother and two sisters, seven grandchildren, and one great- grandchild.
Linda Goldman Tanenbaum ’60 of
NYC, died January 12. A business major, she was a jewelry designer and managed an antique jewelry business. She is sur- vived by husband Jay, a daughter, a sister, and two grandchildren.
Prudence Georgia ’60 of Binghamton,
NY, died December 23 of leukemia. A gov- ernment major, she earned a master’s in sociology-psychology from the New School for Social Research and attended Columbia University. She had careers in fundraising, media, and professional development. She was an ordained inter- faith minister and member of the Unity Church of the Southern Tier. She is sur- vived by four brothers, a sister, and sever- al nieces and nephews.
Nancy Foskett Piianaia ’65 of Kamuela,
HI, died January 29. A history major, she
earned a master’s in East Asian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a certificate in culinary arts from the California Culinary Academy. Widely known as founder the slow food move- ment in Hawaii, she was a food historian and writer who helped promote sustain- able agriculture and artisanal foods. She also worked in student services at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She leaves husband Norman, two sons, and two grandchildren.
Mary Boulger Verhoeven ’68 of Albany,
OR, died February 25 of cancer. A history major, she served as a Peace Corps volun- teer in India following graduation. She earned a master’s degree in plant breading at Oregon State University and worked in that program up until she died. She was an active community and school volun- teer. She is survived by husband Thomas, a son, a daughter, her mother, two broth- ers, and three sisters.
Margo Marschner Tuxen ’68 of Stock -
ton, CA, died September 3. An art major, she was a board member of the local Amer i can Cancer Society and a state-level board focused on childhood cancer. The developer of a program for students, par- ents, and teachers to help child cancer patients return to school and the founder of a local support group for families cop- ing with childhood cancer, she was tapped as a consultant for Why, Charlie Brown?, an animated movie about the subject. She leaves husband Peter, two daughters, her mother, and a sister and brother. Deena Glass ’69 of Berkeley, CA, died November 22 of breast cancer. A psycholo- gy major, she earned teaching accredita- tion in art from San Francisco State Uni - versity and a master’s in psychology from California State University. She was a psy- chotherapist in private practice. She is sur- vived by husband Marty, a son, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Judith Linscott, UWW ’73, of Lakeville,
CT, died December 8. She was a former editor at the Brooklyn Phoenix, the NYC Chamber of Commerce, and the New York Daily News. Most recently she was copy- editor for the Lakeville Journal. President of the local Friends of the Library, she also served on the boards of an arts center and a women’s support organization. She is survived by husband Ezra and daughter
Ann Linscott-Zask ’12. Charlotte Hartshorn ’74 of Chatham
Township, NJ, died October 16. A philoso- phy major, she earned a master’s from Drew University. She was the assistant to the president of Novartis Consumer Health care Inc. and an agent with H&R
Block. She is survived by her mother.
Lisa Anderson Musumeci ’76 of Hart -
ford, CT, died November 29. An American studies major, she was a housing develop- ment consultant and member of the Con - necticut Property Review Board. A mem- ber of the Hartford Democratic Commit - tee, she was an advisor to many of the city’s elected officials. She served Skid - more as a club volunteer. She is survived by husband Joseph, a son and daughter, her father and stepmother, and a sister- in-law.
Ellen Doescher Friedrich ’76 of North -
ville, MI, died April 5, 2009. A business major, she earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. She was a financial analyst for Ford Motor Com pany. She served Skidmore as a campaign, reunion, and admissions volunteer. She leaves hus- band Paul, two daughters, two stepsons and a stepdaughter, her mother, and a brother.
Mark Givens ’94 of Jackson Hole, WY, died January 19. A business major, he was a guide for Exum Mountain Guide Service and School of American Mountaineering. He is survived by his parents, two sons, and a sister.
Anthony Angelo, UWW ’03, of Sara -
toga Springs, NY, died February 2. He owned a catering firm. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, two sisters, and two nieces.
REMEMBER A FRIEND
Friends of deceased alumni may make contributions in their memories to the Yellow Rose Memorial Fund, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Please include the name of the person being memorialized and, if appropriate, the name and address of a relative to whom the college can send an acknowledgment.
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