In Memoriam : May 2014

Crescendo issue: May 2014

Robert Resnick (IAC/NMC Fac 53-04) of Long Beach, California, passed away on April 16, 2014. Prior to his retirement, Robert was professor of music at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and taught woodwinds at Interlochen Arts Camp for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Janneke (IAC/NMC St 58-59, 66, 85-93; IAC Fac 95-04), and his children Michael (IAC/NMC 75-76, IAA 77-78, IAC/NMC St 77), Sol (IAC/NMC 76-80, IAC/NMC St 80-84), and Lelie (IAC/NMC 80-90, IAC/NMC St 90).

Joy Muter (IAC/NMC 57-59, 61-62; IAA 63-65) of North York, Ontario, Canada, passed away on April 4, 2014.

Hubert "Garby" Francis Leon (IAA 62-65) of Los Angeles, California, passed away on April 21, 2014.

Jim McLeish (IAC St 62-85) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on April 14, 2014. Jim was a painter at Interlochen for many years, and his wife, Deb McLeish (IAA St 87-08) was a housemother.

Barry S. Donner (IAA 65-66, IAC/NMC 65) of North Tonawanda, New York, passed away on April 13, 2014. Barry studied with Joseph Maddy and Byron Hanson in the honors program at Interlochen Arts Academy. After graduation he went on to attend Northwestern University as a music composition major. His son and daughter, Ezra (IAC 01-03, IAA 02-04, IAC St 06-08) and Hannah (IAC 03-05, IAA 05-07) Donner, are both alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp. Barry was 65.

Margaret Bodden Erickson (IAA 83-85) of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on January 12, 2012.

James Yunowich (IAC 93, IAA 93-95) passed away on March 31, 2014.

We offer our condolences to the families and friends of those we have lost in our Interlochen community. Family members are welcome to submit up to 100 words for inclusion in the In Memoriam section to Please note that all submissions are subject to editing.