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Joseph P. Krall, Class of 1953
Class Year:
1953

He was born August 10, 1931 in Lore City, to Anne Crevey Krall and Joseph Krall Sr.
Joe was raised in Lore City where he attended school and was an active athlete.  He graduated from Muskingum College in 1953.
He then entered the US Marine Corps and went on to Air Cadet training.  He was later assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing – serving a total of six years.
He spent his professional career in industrial engineering working for RCA, Collins Radio, and NCR (where he worked for twenty-six years).  He then taught adult studies at Zane State and spent twenty-seven enjoyable years substitute teaching for Shenandoah Schools.
Joe loved life, his family, and the outdoors.  He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, hunting both local and big game.  He cherished a recent trip out West with his granddaughter, Renee.  He missed his hunting buddy and friend, Bob Page, often.  His impact on his family is as large as his personality and will be forever “savored”.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Michael Regan; a daughter, Renee Krall; and his grandparents, Anna and Steve Crevey.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Gibson) Krall; his daughters, Shelly (Dan) Schwieterman of Pleasant City and Angie Krall of Myrtle Beach SC; his grandchildren, Braun Joseph (Mandy) Schwieterman of Cambridge, Caleb Krall (Rachel) Schwieterman of Bay Village, and Renee Diane Schwieterman of Cambridge; and his great-grandchild, Camden Krall Schwieterman.

Update: Deaths
Nelson L. Carter, Class of 1953
Class Year:
1953

Nelson Lindsay “Lin” Carter, age 89, died peacefully in the early morning hours of October 9, 2020. Lin was born on March 11, 1931 in Schenectady, NY to Nelson B. and Edith L. Carter. Lin’s family was his greatest joy and treasure. He is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 64 years, Patricia Ann (Bomer) Carter, whom he married on October 6, 1956. Together they raised three children: Jane Carter Mitchell (Reed) of Perkasie, PA; Linda Lee Carter (Phillip Hurst) of Nashville, TN; and David Lindsay Carter (Jill Marie) of Chatham, NJ. He was extremely proud of his six grandchildren: Lindsay Mitchell of Feasterville PA; Austin Mitchell of Brooklyn, NY; Emma Brobeck of Seattle, WA; Samuel Brobeck of Waltham, MA; Joshua Carter of Chatham, NJ; and Samantha Carter of Chatham, NJ. Lin is also survived by his sister, Sue Lane (Leo) of Cincinnati, OH; his brother, Alan Carter of Scotia, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James E. Carter, and his sister, Jane Carter. Lin graduated from Muskingum College in New Concord, OH in 1953. He later chaired the fundraising committee for his 50th class reunion and received the college’s Distinguished Service Award. Lin’s work in service to others was illustrated best through a 40-year career as a professional with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16 and began his professional Scouting career in 1955, following two years of enlisted service in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Field Scout Executive in the Rip Van Winkle Council in Kingston, NY; a District Scout Executive in the Bergan Council in River Edge, NJ; an Assistant Scout Executive in the Thomas Edison Council in Edison, NJ; the Scout Executive in the Aheka Council in Clifton, NJ; the Scout Executive of Bucks County Council in Doylestown, PA; the Associate National Director of Personnel for the East Central Region; Area Director for Illinois; and retired as the Scout Executive/CEO of the Chicago Area Council in Chicago, IL. In addition to the Eagle rank, Lin was also a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, a Wood Badger, and a member of several National Jamboree staffs. Following his retirement from the BSA, Lin joined the Executive Service Corps of Chicago, serving as a Life Member and receiving the Robert E. Brooker Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in fundraising. Lin’s community service also included the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Urban League, the Rotary/One Club of Chicago, the Mayor’s Committee for a Clean Chicago, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way of Chicago. Lin was a man of strong faith and was active as an Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville, IL, since 1980, he helped oversee the creation of their endowment fund. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Notes of condolence can be sent to Lin’s wife, Patricia, at HarborChase, 1619 N. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60563.

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Marjorie Lucille Jones Johns, Class of 1946
Class Year:
1946

Marjorie Lucille Johns was born December 1st 1924 in Bellaire, OH to Walter and Effie Jones. She graduated from Shadyside High School where she was a member of the marching band playing the flute and piccolo. She was also a member of the Ohio Valley Chorus and played piano for the evening services at the United Methodist Church.

She enrolled at Muskingum College but interrupted her studies to help with the war effort by moving to Cleveland and working for TAPCO assembling valves for B-19’s and B-29 bombers. She did return to Muskingum College where she played in the marching band and graduated in 1946 with a major in Mathematics, only the second woman to graduate from the school with a degree in the field. After graduation she taught high school math and science in Hannibal and Otsego, OH, then moved to Akron, OH and went to work at Goodyear Aircraft as a computer programmer. In 1960, she moved to Maryland accepting a position with Vitro Lab as the only technical professional woman they had hired to that time. In 1969, she went to work as a computer program analyst for NASA and remained until retiring at the age of 71.

Her outside activities included being a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary where she rose to the position of Supreme “National” President in 1986. Marj was dedicated to work for the veterans. She knitted over 500 afghans and donated them to VA Hospitals.

She was active in her church with the women’s Bible study group and the craft and conversation group as well as being an inspiration to all. She was famous for her smile, patience, graciousness, giving nature and making everyone feel important - and she gave great hugs.

She is survived by two children Bruce and Kathleen Finley. Three granddaughters, Norella, Moneen and Bridgette. Six great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and one great great great grandson.

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Craig J. Graham, Class of 1972
Class Year:
1972

Craig J. Graham, 72 of Avon, OH passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born October 6, 1948 in Evanston, IL to parents Frank and Gwendolyn (nee Harvey) Graham.

Craig was a Rocky River graduate and received his bachelor's degree from Muskingum University where he was a member of the MACE fraternity and his master's degree from Baldwin Wallace University. He is a U.S. Army veteran that was stationed in Germany. Craig enjoyed gardening and yardwork, DIY home improvements, spending time at the beach and watching movies. He was kind and compassionate, always helping his kids and neighbors with their projects. His family was his pride and joy; always making time to coach or referee and attend their games. He loved watching his grandchildren in all of their sports.

He is survived by his loving children Scott Graham (Amy), Jamie Weaver (Jeffery) and Debbie (nee Mason) Templin (Jim); cherished grandchildren Zachary, Addison, Logan, Avery, Jamisa (Casey), Jimmy (Karlie) and Kiersten; and 4 great-grandchildren; dear brothers Bruce Graham (Fran) and Kevin Graham.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sandra and his parents.

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James Howard "Jim" Matthews, Class of 1952
Class Year:
1952

James Howard "Jim" Matthews died Oct. 20, 2020, at his home in Boulder, Colo. He was 93. Jim was born Aug. 22, 1927, to Benjamin and Anna Matthews in Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated from Steubenville High School in 1945. From 1945-47, he served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Mountain and Winter Warfare Experimental Troops, training in Leadville, Colo. as the successor to the famous 10th Mountain Division. Following military service, he earned a bachelor's degree from Muskingum College in 1952 and a master's degree from Western Reserve University in 1961. Jim married Elizabeth Balentine on Feb. 18, 1956, in New Concord, Ohio, and they remained together for the next 64 years. He worked as a teacher and coach in Ohio high schools from 1952-56 and again 1959-62. In between, Jim worked as a sales agent for athletic and pharmaceutical companies in California. In 1962, Jim and Betty moved to Boulder. Jim was working on his Ph.D. at CU when Everett Williams invited him to work in real estate. In 1963, he started Jim Matthews Realty, which was not only successful but also a perennial supporter of the University of Colorado Buffalo athletics. Avid supporters of the Buffs, Jim and Betty had a special relationship with former CU and NFL tight end Don Hasselback, his wife Betsy, and their three sons, considering Don an adopted son. They also appreciated the lifelong friendship and support of Everett Williams' son Chad. A good Christian, Jim was a long-time member of First Pres Boulder, formerly First Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of Boulder Country Club, the CU Directors Club, the Buff Club, the CU Flatirons Club, and the Boulder Board of Realtors. Jim is survived by his wife Betty. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

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William R. (Bill) Schultz, Class of 1963
Class Year:
1963

William R. (Bill) Schultz Jr., 79, of Wooster died on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare

He was born March 4th, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to Dr. William R. Schultz and Helen Speer Schultz.

Bill attended Wooster City Schools and graduated (Class of 1959), from Wooster High School. He earned a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Muskingum College in 1963, where he was a member of the Mace Club. He went on to graduate school at The Ohio State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1965. Bill was a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio.

From 1965-1969 Bill worked with the Ohio Youth Commission in their maximum security facility at the Training Installation of Central Ohio (known as TICO) in Columbus- First as a social worker working directly with a cottage of 25 delinquent youth and later as a wing director in charge of four cottages. In 1969 he became the Chief Social Worker at the Juvenile Diagnostic Center (JDC) in Columbus.

Bill came to Boys Village in 1970 as Clinical Director in charge of all treatment services. He added the duties of Assistant Administrator in 1978 and became CEO of Boys Village in 1984.  He held that position at Boys Village, (now The Village Network), until his retirement in 2000.  During his time at the helm of Boys Village, the number of treatment programs increased from one to five (Residential program to Residential Foster Care, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, and the Opportunity School in partnership with Wooster City Schools). The budget increased from $1,500,000 to over $12,000,000 during that period and the number of children served for both boys and girls went up from 63 to over 300 annually.  Boys Village also became Mental Health and ODADAS certified and achieved certification by the Council on Accreditation (COA) nationally.

Bill was active in the Wooster and Wayne County communities serving as the President of the Wayne-Holmes Counseling Center and President of the Wayne-Holmes Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board. He served two terms as President of the Ohio Association of Child Care Agencies (OACCA). He was a charter member of the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System Board of Trustees and served on the Lt Governor's task force to recommend changes to the juvenile justice system in Ohio. He was also a member of the executive committee of the Ohio School to Work initiative in Region Nine.

Bill was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Wooster serving on the personnel committee, the youth committee, and as a Sunday bus driver. He was a member of the Wooster Rotary Club and the Century Club of Wooster. In 1994 Bill was honored by the Ohio Association of Child Care Agencies with the George Stevens Award given for exemplary service in the mission of the agency to serve the children of Ohio. Bill was inducted into The Village Network Hall of Fame in 2017 and received recognition by the Ohio House of Representatives at the 132 General Assembly of Ohio on that occasion

He was a lifetime tennis enthusiast who also played table tennis in Wooster and at his winter home of Destin, Florida at the community center there.

Bill was lucky enough to have had two great loves in his life. He was first married to the former Royana Lampman from 1964 until her death in 2001. Bill later married Sue Snyder in 2005 to the present. Bill always enjoyed travel, from yearly family trips to Sanibel Island, FLA throughout his kids’ school years to his first European tour with Royana in August of 2001. Bill and Sue continued to be world travelers with trips to Australia and New Zealand, England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, The Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii among others.

Bill leaves behind three children: Will Schultz of Brunswick, OH, his wife, Tonya, and four grandchildren, Jessica, Christian, Dan and Katie; Karen Schultz Sweeney of Old Saybrook, CT, her husband, Hoyt and grandchildren, Liam and Grace; and Eric Schultz of Wooster, his wife, Melissa, and grandchildren, Anna and Lilly.  He also leaves stepson, Brad Snyder, North Carolina with wife, Kristi; and stepdaughter, Molly Roth of Wooster, her husband, Joe, and grandchildren Hannah and Leah Sanchez.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Harvey, his sister Margie, his first wife Royana, and a grandchild, Joshua Schultz.

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