Beppy Albers ’69 Michel

Beppy Albers ’69 Michel of San Pedro, California, reports that she is humbled by the realization of grace in her life and those of her clients, which supersedes all difficulties and so inspires us. She is a “trauma therapist” (PTSD in private practice in Palos Verdes, California. Her newly published book Art Psychotherapy Experiential Workbook… Continue Reading →

Peter Walther ’69

Peter Walther ’69 of Rome, New York, was the director of music and organist at the First Baptist Church until 2016. He rewarded himself by spending all last summer in Vienna, where he reconnected with Hope professors Stephen Hemenway and Janis Gibbs. He reports that the memories of Dr. Paul Fried ’46 and Professor Molzer… Continue Reading →

Norma Wallace ’60 Allen

Norma Wallace ’60 Allen, age 78, of Little Silver, NJ passed away on March 17, 2017. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and was a graduate of Hope College, Holland, MI with a degree in education. As a beloved mother and nurturing nanny she instilled a love of learning and creativity. She loved children, nature, drawing,… Continue Reading →

Thomas Moore ’60

Thomas Moore ’60, 83, of Swannanoa, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Mr. Moore was born August 29, 1934 in upstate New York to the late Robert and Margaret Moore. He served in the Armed Forces before obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Hope College, and went on to earn an MBA. He moved to the Swannanoa… Continue Reading →

Howard Plaggemars ’60

Howard Plaggemars ’60, 79, of Holland, died Friday, Feb. 17. Born in Holland, he had many years of experience pertaining to fine art and oriental carpets. He served in the Army and was a graduate of Culver Military Academy and Hope College, with post graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, as well… Continue Reading →

Lorraine Hellenga ’60 Toji

Lorraine Hellenga ’60 Toji was a member of the chemistry faculty at Hope College from 1961-65.  In 1964 she received the prestigious Danforth Teacher Grant and took leave to begin her studies at Stanford University.  Following her marriage to Dr. Masuo Toji and the completion of her PhD in biochemical pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined… Continue Reading →

Carol Yonkers ’61 Johnson

Carol Yonkers ’61 Johnson died December 16.2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gary Johnson, her parents Clifford and Inez Yonkers, and her brother Russell C. Yonkers ’59 who died in December 2013.  She is survived by her two sons, Ronald and Michael Johnson and their wives, daughter Cyndee Johnson, five grandchildren one… Continue Reading →

Carl Benes ’62

Carl Benes ‘62,76, peacefully went to be with his Lord on February 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents (Angie & James) and Step-mother (Virginia). He is survived by Sandy, his soul-mate and devoted wife of 39 years. He is also survived by a large family… Continue Reading →

Carol Buteyn ’62 Berberian

Carol Buteyn ’62 Berberian, of Englewood (formerly of Demarest) passed away on January 25, 2017. Loving mother of Cathy Berberian-Strandes and her husband Peter, Mark and his wife Lauren. Dear sister of Jack Buteyn and his wife Linda. Loving Grammy of P.J., Nicholas, Michael, and Zachary. Dear fiance of Paul Olsen. Beloved aunt of Leslie… Continue Reading →

David Bringedahl ’63

David Bringedahl ’63, age 75, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born on August 9, 1941 to Theodore and Gladys (Shriver) Bringedahl in Muskegon. Dave graduated from Muskegon Heights High School and then went on to receive his Education degree from Hope College, followed by his Master’s from Antioch. Dave spent two years… Continue Reading →

Jack Cooper ’63

Jack Cooper ’63 , age 87, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Amsterdam, NY and Glenmont, NY was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Jack graduated from South High School in Grand Rapids and served as an instructor in the Naval Reserves before graduating from Hope College and Western Seminary. As a Reformed Church minister,… Continue Reading →

Leonids “John” Riters ’63

Leonids “John” Riters ’63 formerly of Muskegon Mr. Leonids (John) Riters, age 77 & husband of Denise (Olsen) Riters, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Continue Reading →

Carol Cronk ’64 Dalman

Carol Cronk ’64 Dalman, 74, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at her home in Holland. She was born May 18, 1942, in Paterson, N.J., and graduated from Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J., and Hope College in Holland. She taught first grade in Warren for four years then lived in St.… Continue Reading →

Gilbert Ogonji ’64

Gilbert Ogonji ’64 of Silver Spring, Maryland, died on Monday, March 13, 2017.  He was 77.  He was a professor of biology and chair of Coppin State University’s Department of Natural Sciences. See full obituary from The Baltimore Sun. Continue Reading →

Mary Jo Suydam ’66 Willis

Mary Jo Suydam ’66 Willis, 72, of Fairview, IL, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on November 16, 1944, to Clifton Davies and Jessie L. (Burnett) Suydam in Fulton County, Illinois, at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois. She was raised in Fairview, Illinois,… Continue Reading →

Richard Wolters ’66

Richard Wolters ’66, 72, passed away, Saturday, February 04, 2017. He was born October 24, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., to Mark J. Wolters and Anne Melegh Wolters. He had a B.A. in philosophy from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Mass. He was professor of… Continue Reading →

Judith Pell ’67 Conn

Judith Pell ’67 Conn Mrs. Conn was born on July 25, 1945, and passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Conn was a resident of Fremont, Michigan, at the time of her passing. She was married to Michael. Continue Reading →

Edward Ericson Jr. ’61

Edward Ericson Jr. ’61 Longtime Calvin English professor Edward Ericson once described himself as a man who “aimed to be a high school English teacher and missed.” Instead, he spent his entire career in higher education, teaching in the English departments of Hope College, Westmont College, Northwestern College and ultimately Calvin, where he would spend… Continue Reading →

Patricia Lang ’69 Young

Patricia Lang ’69 Young of Davidsonville, Maryland passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Pat was a mathematician with the Department of Defense at Ft. Meade, MD from 1971 until 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in 1969, her Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1971 and her Master of… Continue Reading →