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failure. A psychology major, she worked in advertising in NYC before starting her family and writing career. In Maine she loved writing poetry, sailing Casco Bay, playing bridge, picking wild blueberries, listening to great jazz, and beachcombing. In Vero Beach, FL, she was a member of the art club, museum of art, and theater guild and active in groups from the AAUW and local temples to the National Geographic Society and area oceano- graphic institute and botanical gardens. She was the National Pen Women repre- sentative to the Indian River County Cultural Council. For Skidmore, she served as historian for her 50th reunion. She leaves three daughters, six grandchil- dren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews. Jane Chilson Dunne ’56 of Scarsdale,

NY, died March 5 of leukemia. An English major, she taught new immigrants at the Adult Learning Center in New Rochelle, NY, for 10 years. She also taught in her church’s parish school for more than 30 years. For Skidmore, she volunteered for the national screening committee and the Celebration Campaign. Her husband, John, predeceased her in 1992. She leaves four sons including Tom ’90, four grand- children, sisters Nancy Chilson Stein - mann ’52 and Mary Chilson Kiley ’47, and her longtime caregiver. Sabine Hummel Krechel ’57 of Bad Iburg, Germany, died April 5. She joined the Class of 1957 in her senior year. She spent her professional life teaching En - glish and French at the local high school in Germany. She also established and ran exchanges with partner schools in other countries including England, Lithuania, Russia, and the United States. She is sur- vived by a daughter, a son, and grandchil- dren; her husband, Franz, predeceased her. Jean Pinney Heitchue ’57 of Reston, VA, died. An art major, she was a technical illustrator for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA, after graduation. She enjoyed family, ski trips, and running. For Skid - more she was a volunteer for her 30th and 35th reunions. She is survived by husband Regis, a daughter and three sons, and several grandchildren. Susan Bathrick Fischer ’60 of Ocean -

side, CA, died February 12 of cancer. After receiving a BA in French from UC-Berke - ley, she moved to Buffalo, NY, in 1967. She was a volunteer in the Head Start pro- gram, counseled conscientious objectors at the Western New York Peace Center, and earned an MS in rehabilitation coun- seling at SUNY-Buffalo. She then pursued a 20-year career as a psychotherapist for

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Horizon Human Services, working exten- sively with Vietnam War veterans and cre- ating a program for people with physical disabilities. In 2002 she and her husband retired to Oceanside, CA, where she was active in voter reform and politics. She leaves husband Bill, three sons, and four grandchildren; one son predeceased her. Margaret Orr Williams ’61 of South

Wellfleet, MA, died June 20 of pancreatic cancer. An art major, she was a teaching assistant at schools in Lake George, NY, and West Yarmouth, MA. Along with being an artist, she was musically gifted and loved nature—even after relocating from Lake George to Massachusetts, she maintained a strong connection to the Adirondacks. She served Skidmore as a class agent. Predeceased by husband John, she leaves three daughters including Elisa - beth Corvene ’90, a son, four grandchil- dren, two brothers, and sister Elisabeth Orr Klausing ’63. Lori Blank Samet ’61 of NYC, died

April 8 of cancer. An English major, she worked for several decades for Israel’s El Al Airlines, as executive assistant to the general manager for North and Central America. She served Skidmore as a class agent. She leaves husband Charles, four stepchildren, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister. June Manley Blohm ’63 of Aiken, SC,

died March 29 of lung cancer. An English major, she received a master’s in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and then went to work for IBM. She spent 20 years at Xerox, where she was responsible for worldwide pro- curement of sheet paper and later for re - manufacturing low-end copiers. She was active in her church and PEO, served the board of the Honduras Agape Foundation, and was a founding board member of the Aiken Friends of Opera. She is survived by husband Ken, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, and a nephew. Marjorie Gamso ’65 of NYC, died De - cember 7 of ovarian cancer. A dance ma - jor, she completed her degree at Columbia University and studied with Merce Cun - ningham. She was a noted experimental choreographer who founded her own dance company, Energy Crisis, in 1973 and over the next three decades choreo- graphed major works and performed at venues including Marymount Manhattan College, Theater of Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Paranar - ra tive Festival at PS 1 in Queens, Merce Cunningham Studio, Construction Com - pany, and Larry Richardson Dance Gal - lery. She is survived by a brother, a sister,

and several nieces and nephews. Gloria Chan Pong ’65 of Hong Kong

died. She was an art major. She is survived by her husband, Harry. Additional infor- mation was not available. Susan King Elkan ’66 died May 14 in Hillsborough, NC. She was an English major. A fourth-generation resident of Cooperstown, NY, she dedicated her pro- fessional career to advocating for children with special needs in the town’s Otsego County. She was an avid and knowledge- able gardener; loved nature and literature, especially poetry; and was actively en - gaged in civic and volunteer work. She leaves three sons, a daughter, three grand- children, a brother, and a sister. Anne Sherman ’69 of Round Lake, NY,

died March 24. Having received a degree in art, she was a graphic artist at Cengage Publishing in Clifton Park, NY, and art director at Miller and Bellone Communi - ca tions Group, an ad agency in Schenec - tady. She was fond of animals and gave generously to animal groups. She served on Round Lake’s library board of directors and organized the town’s popular antique festival for many years. For Skidmore, she was a reunion volunteer. She leaves her mother, dear friend Jay Christiansen, and several nieces and nephews. Cynthia Herbst Chapman ’70 of Balls -

ton Spa, NY, died March 26 of cancer. An English major, she earned a master’s from SUNY-Albany. She taught at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and Middle School for 35 years and was En - glish department chair for 18. In retire- ment, she ran multiple book clubs in con- junction with traveling with her husband, Allan. He predeceased her; her survivors include a son, a daughter, a stepson, and four grandchildren. Wanda Starnes Argiropoulos ’71 of Sheboygan, WI, died February 23. A French major, she received a master’s in advanced classroom teaching from SUNY- Albany. She taught at Jessica’s School of Dance in Sheboygan until illness forced her retirement. She enjoyed many friend- ships through the Erie Canal Cloggers dance group. She leaves husband Gary, two sons, her father, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine Baird Whitehead ’74 of Albany,

NY, died April 20 after a short illness. A sociology major, she worked for New York State for more than 30 years, primarily with the Office of General Services, until her retirement in 2009. She served Skid - more as a class agent and on the alumni awards committee. She is survived by hus- band Dorsey, a daughter, three stepsons,

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