H. "Jack" Derry
1957 Alumnus/Faculty Member, 1958-99
The electrical engineering alumnus and 41-year faculty
member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
died on July 6 in Terre Haute following surgery. He was passionate
about teaching, loved his students and served as a mentor for the
Operation Catapult program for many years. He also enjoyed ham
radio and bluegrass music and being a member of the American Radio
Relay League for 51 years. He helped form the National Crossroads
Bluegrass Acoustic Music Association. Jack was the first host of
"Rosie's Pickin' Parlor," a long-running bluegrass music show on
campus radio station WMHD-FM. He is survived by his wife Bonnie,
two daughters and two sons, and three grandchildren.
John Lester Combs (EE), 93, died on June 14 in
Boise, Idaho. He retired in 1984 after working for several
companies in Illinois and New Jersey. Survivors include his wife,
Kathryn, and three children.
Joseph W. Dreher (EE), 93, died on May 24 in
Baldwinsville, New York. He was employed by General Electric from
1941 until retirement in 1985 and was an amateur radio enthusiast
for almost 80 years. Survivors include his wife, Karolyn; one son
and one daughter; four grandchildren; and two
Edgar R. Carpenter (ChE), 88, died on July 13
in Marion, Indiana. He was chief engineer at Bell Fiber Paper
Products until his retirement in 1988. Survivors include his wife,
Martha; two sons and a daughter; four stepchildren; three
granddaughters; four stepgrandchildren; and two step
Philip B. Loring, Jr. (ME), 88, died on June 5
in Troy, New York. He was assigned in Bahrain for Caltex Oil before
moving back to the New York City office. He retired in 1982. He is
survived by his wife, Barbara; one son and one daughter; and
Russell C. Cox (EE), 88, died on May 7 in
Bullard, Texas. He was employed by the Phillips Petroleum Co. and
various subsidiaries until retirement in 1985.
Norman Bell (CE), 90, died on November 2, 2011.
He retired from Motorola and then spent several years as a
volunteer for Senior Gleaners. He is survived by two children, two
grandchildren, and four greatgrandchildren.
Roland Timothy Kelley (ChE) died on March
26. He spent 20 years working in senior managerial positions for
affiliated firms of Esso (now Exxon). He then became Vice President
of Chemical Specialties for Dart Industries before retiring as
President of El Paso Polyolefins. He is survived by his wife,
Barbara; one daughter and two sons; two grandsons; and a
Leroy W. Mitchell (EE), died on May 1. He was a
retired partner of Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd. He is survived by
one son and one daughter.
Edward "Bud" Herbst (ME), 87, of New Albany, Indiana, died on
July 9. He worked for several chemical firms, including Stauffer
Chemical and Pearsall Chemical (later Witco Chemical). He is
survived by two sons and three daughters, 10 grandchildren, and
James H. Young (ME), 88, died on June 2 in
Cincinnati. He was a retired Vice President of the Belcan
Corporation. He is survived by his wife Joan, two daughters, and
1957 Ronald R. Meredith (ME), 76, died on July
22 in Rocky River, Ohio. He was a private consultant for several
years. Survivors include his wife, Roberta; two sons and one
daughter; and eight grandchildren.
Russell "Russ" Heelan, Jr. (ME), 72, of Senoia,
Georgia, died on February 19, 2009. He retired from Delta Airlines
after working for GM Delco and NASA's Apollo space program.
Survivors include one daughter and one son, and two
Robert L. Barrett (ChE), 75, died on January 8
in Cypress, Texas. He retired as a Division Manager for Marathon
Jack E. Schreiner (MA), died on June 1 in
Vienna, Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Pamela; one son and
one daughter; and two grandchildren.
Timothy R. Armstrong (ChE), was memorialized on
February 11 in McKinney, Texas, after dying from injuries suffered
in an earlier pedestrian-auto accident. He owned Insight Engineers,
Inc. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters; and six
Steven G. Owens (EE), 55, died on January 3,
2011, in Lakeland, Florida. He was a project manager. Survivors
include his wife, Lynda, and one son.
John Patrick "Pat" Green (ChE), 53, died on
June 5 in Braselton, Georgia. He worked for E.I. DuPont for 30
years. Survivors include his wife, Cindy.
William "Bill" L. Childress (ChE), 48, died on
July 12 in Indianapolis. He was a lab manager for IBC Coating