Category: Obituary

notes about the passing of an alumnus

Amy Christine Anderson Ph.D

Amy Christine Anderson, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut Storrs, died peacefully on July 17, 2016 under the loving care of her family and the staff at UConn Health – John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington.
A fabulous baker and pianist, she will be remembered for her tenacious and optimistic nature. She leaves and will be lovingly missed by her husband of 11 years, Dennis L. Wright; her children, Evan Bailey and Dean Stanton Wright; her parents Douglas W. and Joyce A. (Bailey) Anderson; and her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sherrie Stratton Willows ’63 (NUR)

Sherrie Stratton Willows ’63 (NUR), of Manchester, Wash., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Sherrie began her professional career as a registered Nurse and worked in hospitals and clinics before opening her massage business “The Healing Touch” in Friday Harbor in 1974. She is remembered fondly as an adventurer, a lover of music and theatre, and a mentor. She is survived by her three children, three siblings, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Janet (Nicewicz Kuczenski) Euskavech ’56 (SFA)

Janet (Nicewicz Kuczenski) Euskavech ’56 (SFA) passed away January 8, 2016. She is remembered as a loving teacher and dedicated UConn Huskies Basketball fan. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Euskavech and loving children Michael and Jodie Kuczenski, Bruce and Ivette Kuczenski, Theodore Kuczenski, Tom and Carolyn Kuczenski, step daughters and sons Patricia Euskavech, Christine and Richard Purtell, Judith and John Maggio. Full Obituary

Christopher George Clark ’72 (CAHNR), ’73 MS

Christopher George Clark ’72 (CAHNR), ’73 MS of Storrs Conn. departed this life on September 9, 2016. Born and raised in Hartford, Chris is survived by his wife Penny, four children, two step-children, and three siblings. Full obituary

Louis L. Gerson ’48 (CLAS)

Louis L. Gerson ’48 (CLAS) died on October 16, in Southbury, Conn. He had lived in Sherman, Conn. since 2006, after leaving Storrs, Conn. where he had lived for 58 years. Gerson was a central figure in the post-WWII development of the University of Connecticut. Long among the college’s most popular professors, and for a decade (1967-1977) head of the Political Science Department. His work brought him recognition as a Ford Foundation fellow, a Rockefeller Foundation fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow, and he taught in India as a Fulbright Scholar and in Taiwan. He remained an active professor emeritus until he moved to Sherman.
He is survived by three children, Elliot, William, and Ann Swanson; his brother Steven Gerson; his twelve grandchildren; and seven great grand-children. His wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Shanley Gerson, died in Storrs in 1997.

S. Robert (Bob) Dilworth ’50 (BUS)

S. Robert (Bob) Dilworth ’50 (BUS) of Bay Harbor Islands, FL. passed away peacefully on July 27, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 90. He had a distinguished and successful professional career as an executive in real estate and development. He was the beloved husband of Aline Bergeron and cherished father to Linda Wagner, Carolyn Dilworth Runowicz ’73 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Dilworth. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Frank Wuest ’82 (BUS)

Frank Wuest ’82 (BUS) died on August 13, 2016 while participating in a fundraising swim in Narragansett Bay, R.I. A native of Greenwich, Conn., Wuest was an avid swimmer and dedicated member of many local and academic boards. Donations to the Frank C. Wuest Memorial Fund are requested in lieu of flowers.

Norman D. Sills ’49 (CAHNR)

Norman D. Sills ’49 (CAHNR), lifelong fan of UConn and lover of UConn Women’s Basketball, passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 94.

Martin James Lewis ’79 (ENG)

Martin James Lewis ’79 (ENG) died in Costa Mesa, Calif. on June 2, 2016. Lewis lived in South Windsor, Conn. with his wife Karen where they raised their 3 daughters, prior to his death.