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SERAFINE Mrs. Eileen Serafine,

92, of Lake Forest, Illinois, and Wellington, Florida, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015.

Eileen was a sectional and gold singles and pairs test and novice competi- tion judge for more than 45 years until her passing. She was a lifetime Deerpath Garden Club

member, founding and lifetime member of the Lake Forest Club and Lyric Opera supporter, with interests in many sports including golf, which she played often as a member of the Palm Beach Polo Club.

Mrs. Serafine demonstrated unparalleled

dedication and devotion to her family and the DuPage Figure Skating Club, as one of the found- ing officers, board member and director, and she held numerous chair positions during her more than 65 years as a member of U.S. Figure Skating. She was instrumental in welcoming new members and coaches to the DuPage FSC, in working with and encouraging trial judges and serving as the most gracious host to all of our judges and officials at the DuPage Open and oth- er major figure skating events. Eileen and her late husband, Joe, established the Eileen and Joseph Serafine Scholarship to assist skaters to further pursue their collegiate studies and continue the passion for the sport through judging and officiating. Eileen and Joe (1996 Hall of Fame inductee) were familiar faces

tests passed

Senior moves in the field Kelsey Anspach — Dartmouth College Nicole Bachman — Washington FSC Sarah Baetge — All Year FSC Marisa Banz — Rockford SC Jin Baseman — The Skating Club of Boston Maxine Marie Bautista — DuPage FSC Julia Bennett — St. Paul FSC Marco Berg — Santa Rosa FSC Francesca Block — Skokie Valley SC Gabbie Blount — Dallas FSC Kendal Buckalew — Carolinas FSC Adrienne Carhart — SC of New York McAllister Carson — DuPage FSC Cameron Colucci — Philadelphia SC & HS Julia Curran — North Atlantic FSC Madison Curry — Dallas FSC Aubrey Davenport — Orange County FSC Reny Doyle — FSC of Park City Nicole Drew — Bismarck FSC Aoi Eguchi — Dallas FSC Akane Eguchi — Dallas FSC Hannah Farnsworth — ISC of Exeter Megan Fee — Northern Ice SC Natasha Ferrero — Rockford SC Anissa Fierke — Cutting Edge FSC Zoe Gobeille — University of Delaware FSC Alana Greenawalt — Central Pennsylvania FSC Annie Guo — Rye FSC Tiffany Henry — SC Of Southern New Jersey Isabel Holloway — Lakeland SC Phoebe Huang — Genesee FSC Angelina Huang — St. Peters FSA Diane Jung — All Year FSC Michaela Kaminski — SC of Morris NJ Ethan Kampelman — Creve Coeur FSC Blair Kim — Atlanta FSC Lindsey Lauffer — Peninsula SC Megan Lemieux — Warwick Figure Skaters Logan Mahoney — FSC of Bloomington

Alexis Martyn — Pittsburgh FSC Hailey Molin — Lakeland SC Kaitlyn Moshang — Philadelphia SC & HS Annie Murphy — Fergus Falls SC Natassja Nowak — Detroit SC Elisabeth Oberlin — St. Paul FSC Laurel Peabody — Northern Lights FSC Cassidy Pipino — Skokie Valley SC Alexandra Polega — Onyx-Suburban SA Emma Pratt — Stars FSC of Texas Grace Rathbun — Atlanta FSC Lily Rauh — Colonial FSC Erika Rhue — Winterhurst FSC Madeline Rider — FSC of Madison Annabelle Schneider-Farris — Los Angeles FSC Anna Shott — FSC Of Park City Tiara Smith — Tulsa FSC Grace Stulman — Baltimore FSC Vivian Tang — Rocky Mountain FSC Alice Tang — Atlanta FSC Micah Tang — Coyotes SC of Arizona Breelie Taylor — Atlanta FSC Carolina Teijeiro — Panthers FSC Isabella Torborg — St. Cloud FSC Mauryn Tyack — North Shore SC Sydney Ullman — Northern Blades NSC FSC Haley Vihnanek — Glenwood FSC Heidi Weber-Howe — Chicago FSC Kate Wettergreen — Pittsburgh FSC Allyson Williams — Greater Grand Rapids FSC Erina Yamaguchi — Peninsula SC Allison Zheng — Peninsula SC Nile Ziegler — Atlanta FSC Adult gold moves in the field Zlata Dikaya — SC of Morris NJ Jessica Gilmore — Washington FSC Jennifer MacKenzie — Cortland FSC Arisa Pistulka — Oklahoma City FSC Janet Stephenson — Lakeland SC Senior supplemental moves in the field

Stephanie Ewing — Santa Rosa FSC Julia Liao — Colorado College Senior free skate Emerson Alvarez — FSC of Park City Maya Carter — Washington FSC Emma Clarke — North Shore SC Isabel Kalafatis — Shaker FSC Emma Krinsky — SC of New York Samantha Mason — Onyx-Suburban SA East McMillan — Tulsa FSC Grace Moyer — Penguin FSC Tess Terpos — Columbia FSC (Md.) Ceylin Ucok — Greenville FSC Adult gold free skate Michelle Ashby — Cottonwood Heights FSC Kari Kennedy — Seattle SC Stephanie Knighton — Utah FSC Caitlin Ramsey — All Year FSC Gold dance Melissa Christensen — Central Pennsylvania FSC Christina Cole — Atlanta FSC Jordan Dinwiddie — Miami University Lindsey Grigg — Metro Edge FSC of Missouri Meredith Kent — Wisconsin FSC Cassandra Latsios — Delaware County SC Kailey McLaughlin — Gate City FSC Anna Neverova — Washington FSC Adult gold dance Kimberly Sailer — Pittsburgh FSC Solo gold dance Michael Freed — Lincoln Center FSC Senior free dance Trisha Hessinger — Body Zone FSC Adult gold free dance Robyn McAnulty — University of Delaware FSC Senior solo free dance Emily Beach — Missoula FSC Megan Hovey — Amherst SC Sydney Knox — Bismarck FSC Sophie Sholtis — Border Blades FSC


for more than two decades at U.S. Champion- ships, serving as ice technicians and assisting are- na staff with tinting the ice surface “Serafine” blue when competitions included school figures as part of the scoring system televised by ABC Wide World of Sports. Eileen is survived by two daughters, Jan

(Alan Eisenberg) Serafine of Lake Forest, national judge, national technical specialist and controller, DuPage Figure Skating Club president; and Karen (Daniel) Considine of Winnetka; five grandchil- dren, Shaun Considine, Sheila (Mike Kailus), John Considine, Erik (Maria) Serafine, Andrew (Nicole) Serafine; and three great-grandchildren, Margaux Fitzgerald, Kelly and Caitlin Kailus. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Fig-

ure Skating Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.

Ocean View and Bethany Beach, Delaware, formerly of Mendham, New Jersey, passed suddenly on April 16, 2015 after a short ill- ness.

sional ice skater who started his career at Center Theater (the twin theater next door to Radio City Music Hall) and then toured in a South American ice show before joining the Hollywood Ice Revue. From 1950 to 1956, he and his wife, Sylvia,

skated and toured North America in the show Hollywood Ice Revue headlined by the late Barba-

Ralph was a profes-

EVANS Ralph Evans, 87,

ra Ann Scott. Following their tour, Ralph worked for Michael Kirby ice skating schools in the Chi- cago area and was the first skating instructor at Northwestern University. He moved to New Jer- sey in 1960, where he started his own chain of skating schools — the Ralph Evans Ice Skating Schools — in Westfield, Short Hills, Cherry Hill and Edgewater, New Jersey, teaching thousands his passion for ice skating. Many of his students who started with the Ralph Evans Ice Skating Schools went on to become competitive cham- pions and World Team members, and many are current professional coaches, including his son Kelly J. Evans. Ralph was one of the original members of

the Ice Skating Institute of America (now the ISI) and was an active member in MIRMA (NY Met- ropolitan Ice Rink Managers Association). Ralph retired in 1982 but always kept up with skating. His wife, Sylvia Evans, was also a professional

ice skater and choreographer. Ralph and Sylvia lived for many years in Short Hills, Mountainside and Mendham, New Jersey, while wintering in Palm City, Florida. In recent years, they retired to Ocean View, Delaware, near Ralph’s birthplace of Bethany Beach. Ralph, an avid tennis player and nascent golfer, was also an accomplished artist, with painting and sculpting among his many tal- ents.

to learn to skate” inspired many and influenced all.

five children, Mitchell, Tracy, Russell, Kelly and Todd, their spouses, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ralph’s business tag line “It’s never too late He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and his

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