In Memoriam: January 2023

We are deeply saddened to share that Pamela White Hadas (IAC 62-64) passed away on June 22, 2022. A member of the inaugural Interlochen Arts Academy class, Hadas went on to earn her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A gifted author and poet, White Hadas published four collections of poetry—Passion of Lilith, Designing Women, In Light of Genesis, and Beside Herself—and received numerous poetry accolades, including 1968 American Academy of Poets Award, the Oscar Blumenthal Award from Poetry magazine, and the inaugural Witter Bynner Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. White Hadas also published plays, a libretto, and a book of criticism, Marianne Moore: Poet of Affection. In addition to her creative work, White Hadas was a skilled educator who mentored many young writers.

Stephen E. Upton (Life Trustee) of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away on Dec. 27, 2022.

Rev. Richard Leonard (IAC/NMC 42-44, IAC St 48-50) of New York, New York, passed away on Nov. 25, 2022.

Sally Wulfekuhler (IAC/NMC 48) of Storm Lake, Iowa, passed away on Dec. 22, 2022.

Deborah Kaska (IAC/NMC 50-51, 53-56; IAC St 59) of Goleta, California, passed away on Dec. 27, 2022.

Barbara Crook (AS 50, UNIV 52, IAC St 59, 97-02) of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away.

Margaret Zobel (AS 54, IAC/NMC 56) of Largo, Florida, passed away on Nov. 13, 2022.

Peter Spring (IAC/NMC 56-57, IAA Fac 67-77, IAC Fac 68-70) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 11, 2022.

Thomas Bronsky (IAC/NMC 57-59) of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, passed away on Dec. 11, 2022.

Mary Anne Nieuwenhuis (IAC/NMC 58-63, 66; IAA 63-68; UNIV 70; IAC St 68-69, 71-73) of Flint, MIchigan, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022.

Dr. Charles Ralph “Peter” Brown III (AS 62, IAC/NMC 63) of La Jolla, California, passed away on Dec. 3, 2022.

Don Marsh (IAC/NMC 65) of Taylorsville, Utah, passed away on Nov. 7, 2022.

Bruce Coppock (IAC/NMC 66-68) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, passed away on Nov. 21, 2022.

Barbara Hilbish (IAC Fac 66-68, 74-81) of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away on July 27, 2022.

Patricia Scheffler (ICA St 66-84, 96-06; IAC St 84) of Grawn, Michigan, passed away on Dec. 2, 2022.

Paul Talayco Johnson (IAA 69-70) of Arcata, California, passed away on Nov. 13, 2022.

Tami Pavlovic (AS 76) of Muskegon, Michigan, passed away on April 18, 2021.

Jennifer Rainwater (IAC/NMC 85-86, IAC St 87-88) of Burnsville, Minnesota, passed away.

Katherine Conklin (IAC St 95-97) of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 20, 2022.

John Stinebaugh (IAC St 05, ICA St 07) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 11, 2022.