In Memoriam

in-memoriam

Doris Wertz Criss Moots (UNIV 49-50, IAC St 51) of Vashon Island, Washington, passed away on March 1, 2022.

Edith Anita Hammond Libson Hardy (IAC St 52) of Odessa, Texas, passed away on March 16, 2022.

Dr. Linda Bean Ross (IAC/NMC 60-61, 63) of Rancho Santa Fe, California, passed away on March 4, 2022.

Kelly Jo (Carley) McDonald (IAC/NMC 75, IAA 75-79) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on November 5, 2021.

Dr. John Stewart Wenstrand (AS 75, IAC/NMC 76, IAC St 79-80) of Menlo Park, California, passed away on September 19, 2021.

Warren Dennis Bushey (IAA St 02-09, IAC St 08) of Leelanau County Michigan, passed away on March 19, 2022.

Larry Dittmar (IAC St 57-66, 75-94, 96-05) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a music educator and long-time staff member of National Music Camp and Interlochen Arts Camp, passed away on March 8, 2022. Dittmar spent 40 summers at Interlochen between 1957 and 2005, primarily in the Intermediate and All State divisions and the Concert Office. He met his wife, Prudy, a 29-year Camp employee, at Interlochen and both of his children attended Camp. Dittmar's passion for music and the arts inspired and changed many lives. A dedicated teacher and orchestra conductor, he was honored in 2013 by the Michigan chapter of the American String Teachers Association with their Career Achievement Award.

David Melnick (IAC/NMC 55) of San Francisco, California, passed away on Feb. 15, 2022.

Corinne Chapelle (IAC/NMC 84-85) of Irvine, California, passed away on March 23, 2021.

Nancy Walenter (IAC St 88-91, 13-15, ICA St 16-21) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Feb. 12, 2022.

Mary Hykes (IAC/NMC 42) of Hiawatha, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 20, 2022.

Robert Lange (IAC/NMC 44) of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021.

George Crumb (IAC/NMC 47, IAC Fac 57-59, 61, IAC Fac 75-76) of Media, Pennsylvania, passed away on Feb. 6, 2022.

Jo Ann Atwood (IAC/NMC 50) of Lafayette, Colorado, passed away on Dec. 7, 2021.

Robert Pardon (IAC/NMC 52) of Grass Lake, Michigan, passed away on July 5, 2022.

Richard Oldberg (IAC/NMC 52-54) of Estes Park, Colorado, passed away on Dec. 27, 2021.

Paul "Allen" Whear (IAC/NMC 70-73, IAA 72-75, IAC St 74-76, IAA Fac 94) of New York, New York, passed away on Feb. 10, 2022.

Barbara Wilson (IAC St 96) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Jan. 4, 2022.

Jane Luer (IAC/NMC 39) of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Dec. 8, 2021.

Gilbert Gleason (IAC/NMC 46, 49) of Orinda, California, passed away on Jan. 28, 2021.

Elizabeth Sauerland (IAC/NMC 46-47) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, passed away on Feb. 21, 2021.

Richard Brown (IAC St 47) of Frankfort, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 30, 2021.

Carlton Rivait (IAC/NMC 47) of Twin Lake, Michigan, passed away on July 5, 2021.

Gilbert Appelhof (UNIV 50, IAC St 51, 53-55) of Beulah, Michigan, passed away on Dec. 13, 2021.

Marilyn Hardy (IAC St 54) of Burton, Michigan, passed away on Dec. 13, 2021.

Jay Ambrosini (AS 62-63) of Decatur, Illinois, passed away on Dec. 12, 2021.

Robert Smith (ICA St 80-21) of Thompsonville, Michigan, passed away on Jan. 11, 2022.

Stephen Smith (IAC/NMC 85-86) passed away on Nov. 24, 2021.

Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Pierce Litteral (IAC St 15, IAC Fac 98-11, 13-14, 16-21) of Mentor, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 8, 2021.

Shirley Danin (IAC/NMC 42-45) of Harbor Springs, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 26, 2021.

Andre Elkon (IAC/NMC 46, UNIV 47-48) of New York, New York, passed away on June 30, 2021.

Ron Munson (IAC/NMC 58) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 29, 2021.

Floyd Rayner (ICA St 66-98) of Honor, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 11, 2021.

Joan Braden (IAC St 75-76, 12) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 27, 2021.

Samson “Sam” Matthews (IAC 16) of Boise, Idaho, passed away on Nov. 14, 2021.

The memorial service for longtime World Youth Symphony Orchestra conductor Henry Charles Smith will be held on Monday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET at Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. Arts Camp alumni, faculty, and staff who wish to attend are invited to watch the service via livestream.

Dorothy Prouty (IAC/NMC 46) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 6, 2021.

Jane Hardwicke (IAC St 54-56) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Sept. 27, 2021.

Rosemary Malocsay (IAC Fac 58-88, 91-93, 95-99, IAA Fac 64-91) of Orange City, Florida, passed away on Nov. 15, 2021.

Thomas Zantow (IAA 74-75) of Bay City, Michigan, passed away on April 9, 2021.

Gerald Corwin (ICA St 79-20) of Buckley, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 14, 2021.

Harris “Teddy” Malaski (IAC 07-09, IAA 09-10) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away on Nov. 11, 2021.

Gary Horn (ICA St 01-05) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 30, 2021.

We are deeply saddened to share that Interlochen alumnus and Life Trustee John Francis Manuel (IAC/NMC 81-82, IAA 82-83) passed away on Sept. 20, 2021. He was 56. A gifted percussionist and conductor, Manuel performed alongside Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, and Elton John, eventually serving as vice president of logistics and advance teams for the Elton John Band. A passionate supporter of Interlochen, Manuel served on the Interlochen Board of Trustees for 18 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Margaret “Meg” (Cutting) Manuel (AS 78-80), and their son, Edward (IAC 07-11, 16, IAA 12-16, IAC St 18-19, 21).

Richard Burton (IAC St 54, 59) of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Sept. 4, 2021.

Carolyn Ames (ICA St 62-73) of Beulah, Michigan, passed away on Sept. 30, 2021.

Georgia Geha (IAC/NMC 70-73, 75-77, IAA 75-79, IAC St 78) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Sept. 19, 2021.

Kelly Yousoufian (IAA 79-81) of Troy, Michigan, passed away on July 26, 2021.

Kevin Pettit (IAC/NMC 81-82, IAA 84-85) of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Film & New Media instructor Andrew “Andy” Hiss (IAA Fac 10-21, IAC Fac 20), who died in a vehicle accident on Aug. 27, 2021. He was 50. An independent screenwriter and filmmaker, Hiss joined the Interlochen faculty in 2010 and taught courses including storytelling, directing, and screenwriting. During his tenure at Interlochen, Hiss touched the lives of hundreds of emerging artists and will be greatly missed. His legacy will live on through the generations of students and colleagues at Interlochen who will be forever inspired by him and his deep sympathy for the human condition. Additional details about ways to honor Hiss will be shared when available.

Arden Tiley (IAC/NMC 39) of Clay, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 31, 2020.

Clarendon Van Norman, Jr. (IAC/NMC 47) of Monroe Township, New Jersey, passed away on April 18, 2021.

Roberta Marks (IAC/NMC 48-53, UNIV 54, IAC St 55-60) of Silver Lake, Ohio, passed away on April 13, 2021.

Carol Elwood (UNIV 60) of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Aug. 16, 2021.

Donald Chandler (ICA St 67-70) of Hamilton, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 25, 2021.

Gerritt Schaffler (IAC St 77-78) passed away on Aug. 24, 2021.

Henry Charles Smith III (IAC/NMC 48, IAC St 50-51, IAC Fac 60, 62-64, 77, 79-96, 01) of Saint Paul, Minnesota, passed away on Sept. 8, 2021.

Mark Gustafson (IAA Fac 96-97) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 19, 2021.

Jennifer Simpson (IAC St 96-97) of Empire, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 18, 2021.

Jennifer Hathorne (IAC 01) of Milford, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 18, 2021.

Dana Cline (ICA St 07-20) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 20, 2021.

Makya Voight (IAC St 11-12) of Kingsley, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 19, 2021.

Sue Luedtke (IAC St 51) of Frankfort, Michigan, passed away on June 24, 2021.

Dr. George Tagatz (IAC/NMC 51) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Jan. 16, 2021.

Phyllis Logsdon (UNIV 53) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Aug. 12, 2021.

Cassius Smith III (IAC St 58) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 22, 2020.

J. Michael Hickey (IAA St 71-73) of Kalkaska, Michigan, passed away on July 31, 2021.

Hanna Barker (IAA 71-73) of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, passed away on July 31, 2021.

Kenneth Bloomquist (IAC Fac 77, 95-00, 02-04) of Northport, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 6, 2021.

Marguerite “Meg” Maenpaa (Adult Band Camp 17-21) of Carpentersville, Illinois, passed away on Aug. 12, 2021.

William Skrobak (IAC St 48) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on May 28, 2021.

Laura Sabol (AS 51, ICA St 94-95, 97-05) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on June 6, 2021.

Gary Kirkpatrick (IAA St 62, IAA Fac 69-73, IAC Fac 69-70, 72-73) of Hewitt, New Jersey, passed away on Feb. 22, 2021.

Jeanne Lamon (IAC/NMC 62-64) of Toronto, Canada, passed away on June 20, 2021.

Jane Zylstra Ophoff (IAC/NMC 63, UNIV 66, IAC St 67) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away on July 4, 2021.

Bonnie Weaver (IAC St 68) of Kingsley, Michigan, passed away on June 3, 2021.

Russell McNamara (ICA St 14-15) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on May 30, 2021.

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