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Henry Kramer '65


Henry E. “Woody” Kramer died on December 12, 2023, at the age of 82. He was a partner in the Brainard, Bower & Kramer law firm in Charleston, Illinois, and practiced law there for nearly 50 years.

Ronald Link '65


Ronald C. Link passed away on April 9, 2023, in Chapel Hill, NC.

Steve Maragides '65


Steve Achilles Maragides died December 13, 2022, at age 85.

William Allison '65


William A. Allison passed away on June 10, 2022, at Carle BroMenn in Normal, Ill.

George Michael Oros '65

George Michael "Mickey" Oros passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Evansville, IN.

Gary Mowder '65

Gary L. Mowder, 80, of Highland Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at his home in Illinois surrounded by family. Gary was a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, IL where he practiced law for 55 years until his retirement. Gary concentrated his practice in corporate, banking and sports law. In the 1970's he represented Bill Veeck when he owned the Chicago White Sox and continued to work for the team until it was sold. During his illustrious career he received numerous honors as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and voted by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America publication.

Jay Heath '65

Jay Heath passed away on November 6, 2020 in Rockford, IL.

Robert B. Vlach '65

Robert B. Vlach, of Dallas, TX, passed away on October 20, 2020.

Medley "Med" Tornow '65

Medley Arden “Med” Tornow, 80, died Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.

Peter S. Gilster '65

Peter Stuart Gilster, a 50-year Kirkwood, Missouri resident, passed away May 19, 2019 after an extended illness.

John T. Phipps '65

John T. Phipps of Champaign, IL passed away on Aug. 11, 2020.