Obituaries
— GS Class of 1973

Apr, 2020

James T. Fahey ’73 PhD, of Troy, N.Y.; Nov. 23. He taught philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Albany, Siena College, and Sage College. He enjoyed volleyball, softball, soccer, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, camping, and Irish music. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2019

Joan Martin Roth ’73 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; May 18, after battling kidney disease for more than 15 years. She taught at UCLA and became an on-air commentator for a local Los Angeles television news station. She later taught at several universities, including Tufts, before starting several successful companies, one being an educational toy company. She founded College Start Online to help students get into college. She also wrote four books, including Why Cities Go Broke, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She lived in England for a period of time and traveled the world. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan; a daughter; a sister; a brother; a niece; and two nephews.

 

Jul, 2019

Gerald M. Miller ’73 AM, of Oxford, Ohio; Feb. 16, of cancer. He was a professor of economics at Miami University in Oxford, recognized by his peers and students as a best teacher, and honored as the recipient of the 1996 A.K. Morris Award. During summer breaks from teaching, he returned to New York and worked in various positions, including counselor and co-director at Camp DeBaun. In 1974 he was initiated into Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity as a faculty advisor for the Miami chapter. He served the fraternity in several different capacities on a local and national level for more than 44 years. He served as chapter advisor as well as director of the chapter’s house corporation and also served as National Scholarship Chairman, chairman of the SAM Foundation Scholarship Committee, and director of the SAM Foundation. After retiring from Miami University, he remained on several advisory committees, including the Cliff Alexander Office of Greek Life, and received a Proclamation of Outstanding Faculty/Staff on Oct. 6, 2018. He is survived by his husband, James Pater; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mar, 2019

Marlene C. Browne ’73 AM, ’76 PhD, of Mitchellville, Md.; Dec. 1. She was an English teacher at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and retired in 2009 as director of the Writing Center. She was an accomplished violinist and played in various local concert symphonies. She is survived by a brother, a sister-in- law, and several nieces and nephews.

 

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