We note with sadness the passing of these classmates, colleagues and friends. Starting with the fall 2013 issue of the Dental Alumni News, we are posting a fuller accounting of their lives on this page, along with links to online sources for those who would like to view or post in a memorial guestbook.
DR. RICHARD E. BACON, CLASS OF 1950
Dr. Richard Edward “Dick” Bacon passed away on July 14, 2013, in Ellensburg, Wash. He was 93.
Dr. Bacon was born on Jan. 9, 1920, in Wapato, Wash., to Stella and John Bacon. He attended grade school in Yakima, Wash., and graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1938. He took college courses at Central Washington University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Clara Foreman, from Waterloo, Iowa. They had one date, married in March 1943 and lived in wedded bliss for 70 years. Two weeks after marrying, he was sent to the Pacific Theater as a World War II dive-bomber pilot, proudly achieving the rank of captain. He served in Guadalcanal, New Georgia and Bougainville for 18 months. Upon return, he was stationed in North Carolina to prepare for a 13-month assignment to China. In 1945, he was honorably discharged with multiple decorations in Seattle.
Dr. Bacon attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated with the first class of licensed dentists in 1950. He began his dental practice in Seattle, relocated to Chelan, Wash., for seven years, then returned to Ellensburg in 1957. He retired in 1982. He loved golf, bridge, gin rummy and, of course, his daily Yahtzee games with Clara.
Dr. Bacon is survived by his wife, Clara; sons Robert of Vancouver and Gregory; daughter Midge (Ed) Church of Pe Ell, Wash.; grandchildren Trevor, Stephanie, Courtney, Cari and Taylor; and great- grandchildren Holly, Christian, Tatum, Haley, Seth and Jake. (Ellensburg Daily Record)
DR. WARREN F. MCNEAL, CLASS OF 1950, ORTHO 1963
Dr. Warren Franklyn McNeal died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 25, 2014 in Tacoma, Wash. He was 87.
Dr. McNeal was born to Charles Franklyn and Virginia Brady McNeal in Auburn, Wash. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. He joined the Navy ROTC and studied at Gonzaga University before transferring to the University of Washington. There he joined the ATO fraternity and met fellow student Jane Bishop. They married in 1949, just before his graduation from the School of Dentistry, and were lifelong Husky fans.
The McNeals moved to Yakima, Wash., in 1951 to start his practice and raise a family. In 1961, Dr. McNeal returned to the UW for a two-year program in Orthodontics. He graduated in 1963 and had a successful practice until his retirement. He lived a life defined by adventure, as an Eagle Scout, professional, father, sailor and world traveler. The McNeals moored their sailboat, the “Desert Hawk,” at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle for three decades.
Upon retirement, they built a home in La Conner, Wash., where they made many friends and had fond memories of their time together. They loved exploring the Northwest waters, circumnavigating Vancouver Island and chartering boats in foreign seas. Together, they traveled to every continent.
Dr. McNeal is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane; children Charlie (Patty), Sarah (Chuck) Kuhn, Peter (Janice) and Joan (Gary) Peterson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (www.legacy.com)
DR. WILLIAM CHRISTIANSON, CLASS OF 1952
Dr. William Christianson died on Dec. 5, 2013 in Coupeville, Wash., after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 88 and affectionately known as “Doc” or “Chris.”
Dr. Christianson was born on Sept. 13, 1925 to Victor and Orpha Christianson in Seaview, Wash. He grew up in Longview and graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1943. He was an accomplished musician at an early age and played the piano and trombone. One of his favorite teenage memories was playing with a band that christened the Kalakala Ferry. He learned to snow ski on Mount St. Helens. After high school, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was part of his unit’s band. He attended college at Lower Columbia and Montana State before earning his DDS at the University of Washington. Soon thereafter, he began his dental practice in Mountlake Terrace. He met the love of his life, Patricia Ward, through one of his first patients and they were married on Aug. 28, 1954 in Longview. The next year they moved to Cathlamet, Wash., where he was the town dentist for more than 35 years before retiring to Coupeville.
Dr. Christianson served on the board of the Washington State Dental Association and on the school board for Wahkiakum County. He was a member of the Longview Elks and the Lions Club and known locally for his part in the Cathlamet Little Theater. He was a great bridge player and passionate about trout and salmon fishing and deer and elk hunting. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing with friends and family. He loved dogs and collected stories and retold them with enthusiasm. The Christiansons were beautiful dance partners. After retiring, they settled in Coupeville and spent some time wintering in Wellton, Ariz.
Dr. Christianson is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, of Coupeville; daughter Kim Christianson of Cathlamet; sons Vic of Bellingham and Ron (Vicky) of Shoreline; grandchildren Kristin (Mike) Iacono of Everett and Andrew and Nicholas Christianson of Shoreline; and great-grandchildren Isabella and Athena Iacono of Everett, Wash. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Elisa Kaye and his sister and brother-in-law Phyllis and Don Parsons. (www.waheagle.com)
DR. ERIK PIHL, CLASS OF 1953, ORTHO CLASS OF 1959
Dr. Erik “Bill” Pihl passed away at home in Mount Vernon, Wash., on Nov. 30, 2013. He was 85.
Dr. Pihl was born on July 24, 1928 to Hildur and Hilding Pihl, who had immigrated to Seattle the previous year from Lule, Sweden with son Per Ivar. The household was steeped in Swedish culture, values and faith, which became guideposts for Dr. Pihl’s life of service to others. The family lived in Seattle’s Sandpoint neighborhood before moving to a farm on Pontius Road in Bothell, Wash. Through his high school years, he spent long hours before and after school working on the farm. After graduating from Bothell High School, he worked as a commercial fisherman to fund his college tuition.
Dr. Pihl received his undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in Dentistry and Orthodontics from the UW. He was an ardent Husky fan and supporter of UW athletics. After dental school, he served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, providing mobile dental services for remote bases in the Pacific Northwest. He married Louise Edholm on Aug. 12, 1956. They moved to Mount Vernon, Wash., in 1959, where he established an Orthodontics practice that spanned more than 40 years. He was a member of the two oldest Swedish Lutheran parishes in the state: Gethsemane in Seattle and Salem in Mount Vernon.
Dr. Pihl loved the Skagit Valley and hiking, climbing, skiing and hunting. He was especially fond of fishing in Alaska with Louise and his brothers and sisters. He helped many organizations with his philanthropy and his time. He was actively involved with Holden Village, served in the Lutheran Church on America’s national World Hunger task force and was an active member of Mount Vernon Rotary. During the last decades of his life, he spent many hours with a shovel and backhoe moving trees and plantings for the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation near Mount Vernon. He also loved to visit his Swedish cousins.
Dr. Pihl is survived by his wife, Louise; children Erik, Andrea, Arne and Paul; brothers Ernest (Zora) and Martin (Darlene); sisters Elsie Soule and Karen Leander; sisters-in-law Joan Pihl and Hazel Edholm; nieces; nephews; grand-nieces; grand-nephews; and his faithful hunting dogs, Mocha and Flicka. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rose Ann and his brother Ivar. (Skagit Valley Herald)
DR. HOWARD E. CLARK, CLASS OF 1955
Dr. Howard Earl Clark passed away on Sept. 16, 2013 in Des Moines, Wash. He was 90.
Dr. Clark was born on July 21, 1923 to Earl and Florence Pope Clark in Moro, Ore. He graduated from Nampa High School in Idaho, where he played football and was captain of the basketball team. After high school he played some semi-pro basketball until WWII intervened. During the war he served in the Navy in the Pacific, operating landing craft, supporting landings and transporting wounded at Iwo Jima and elsewhere. After the end of the war, he helped transport troops from the Far East back to California.
He then enrolled at Gonzaga University, graduating with a degree in chemistry. He married Pat Sanders on March 8, 1947 in Spokane, Wash. They moved to Richland, Wash., where he briefly worked on nuclear chemistry projects at Hanford. The Clarks then moved to Seattle, where they both worked while he attended the UW School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for close to 50 years in West Seattle.
The Clark family boated for years, cruising into the inlets and islands of the San Juans and north into British Columbia. The Clarks were members of the Queen City Yacht Club and Agenda Dance Club. As UW alums, they held season tickets to Husky football games and attended them for decades, hosting many pre- and post-game functions on their boat. They also traveled throughout the world, eventually settling on Poipu, Kauai for a vacation home.
After his retirement, Dr. Clark took several trips to China, volunteering in a dental clinic for several months during one of them.
Dr. Clark is survived by his children, Pat (Hal) Michael of Olympia and Howard Jr., of West Seattle; and grandchildren Christopher (Lindsey) Michael of Renton, Pamela Michael of Washington, D.C., and Rachel Clark-Wigington of Longview, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Max Clark and Marguerite (Clark) Kurpiewski, his wife and son. Memorials may be made to the UW School of Dentistry or Seattle Hospice.
DR. GERARD D. SCHULTZ, CLASS OF 1955
Dr. Gerard Drysdale “Gerry” Schultz passed away after a long illness on Oct. 5, 2013 in Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. He was 84.
Dr. Schultz was a world-renowned expert in fixed prosthodontics, gnathologic principles and their relationship to temporomandibular joint physiology and pathology. His father, Dr. Arthur G. Schultz, was one of the original affiliate faculty members in the University of Washington’s Department of Operative Dentistry. The younger Dr. Schultz taught in the UW School of Dentistry’s Restorative and Periodontics departments while conducting a Seattle fixed prosthodontic practice limited to full-mouth reconstruction from 1964 until his retirement in 2010.
He also taught a postgraduate preceptorship program in restorative dentistry, served as a consultant to the graduate periodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania and led numerous restorative study clubs. In 2011, he received the UW School of Dentistry’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Schultz is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Randal “Randy,” who did his father’s lab work for many years; granddaughter, Breanna (Mike) Naccaroto; grandson, Brian; great-grandchildren Kassidy, Nikol and Olivia; and sister, Carolyn Schultz Van, her husband, Eric, their children, Cheryl, Greg, Gordy and Mellinda, and their combined offspring, Michaell, Douglas, Kyle, Eric, Chris, Alex, Jeff, Aaron, Laura and Juan Li.
He is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Arthur G. and Margaret D. Schultz; and younger son, Kennet “Kenny.” (Seattle Times)
DR. CARROL E. REICHELT, CLASS OF 1956
Dr. Carrol E. Reichelt died peacefully on March 17, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Wash., due to complications from pneumonia. He was born to Evelyn and Carl Reichelt on April 25, 1931, in Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1948 and received his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1956. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, he returned to Everett and practiced dentistry for the next 35 years.
Dr. Reichelt was a member of Sertoma, the Everett Elks and Eagles clubs, the Snohomish County Dental Society and the Everett Golf & Country Club. He married Diana “Dini” Dawson on June 19, 1982. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, duck hunting, bowling, snow skiing and the “occasional” poker game. He loved going to Husky and Seahawks games and shared his passion for horseracing with family and friends.
Dr. Reichelt is survived by his wife, Dini; children Carol Moulton, Troy and Michael; grandchildren Trevor Moulton, Tara (James) Hammeran, Gracie Aiello and Edward Reichelt; siblings Linda (Doug) Dulin and Jim Reichelt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn and Carl Reichelt; siblings June Bermudez, Marlene Silkman and Janice Jaroz; his first wife, Sharon Vincent Reichelt; and son Scott. (Everett Herald)
DR. JAMES FRANKLIN QUIGLEY, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. James Franklin Quigley died on May 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. He was 79.
Dr. Quigley practiced dentistry for 40 years. He was a member of Spokane Rotary #21, where he served as chair of the disabilities committee for many years, and was past president of the Spokane District Dental Society. He was serving on the boards of Spokane Parks and Recreation and the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch Foundation at the time of his death. His passions were dentistry and volunteering in the community, and he loved spending time with family and friends, especially if it involved being on or near the water.
Dr. Quigley is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rose Marie; children Michelle (Roy) Lange of Spokane, Colleen (Kraig) Knutzen of Burlington, Wash., Jim Quigley of Norcross, Ga., and David (Shawn) Quigley of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren Tyler and Jake Knutzen, Kelly and Kyle Quigley and Taylor and Alexis Quigley; and great-grandson Maddox Quigley. He was preceded in death by his parents. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
DR. RICHARD R. ROLLA, CLASS OF 1961
Dr. Richard Rudolph “Dick” Rolla of Bellevue, Wash., passed away on June 18, 2013. He was 82.
Dr. Rolla was born on Sept. 14, 1930, in Cumberland, Wis., to Rudolph Oliver and Evelyn Murial (Anderson) Rolla. He attended Renton High School and Washington State College. He enlisted in the Army in January 1951, served in a MASH dental unit in the Korean War and received the Korean Service, National Defense and United Nations Service medals.
Returning to civilian life, he married Norma Lea Stewart on June 18, 1954. After graduating from dental school at the UW, he became the dentist at the Rainier School for the severely handicapped in Buckley, Wash. He became a lecturer in Pedodontics at the School of Dentistry in 1965. At the UW Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (now the UW Center on Human Development and Disability Records), he taught doctoral, post-doctoral and dental hygiene students how to work with children with special needs. He then became the dentist at Fircrest in Seattle, another facility with a population of children with special needs, a position he held until his retirement. He devoted his entire career to helping children and adults with special needs.
Dr. Rolla loved hiking and fishing in the great Northwest and was an accomplished artist, singer and gardener. He created photographs, drawings, watercolors and oil paintings, as well as fiber art. His talent for the fine detail work of the dentist carried over into one of his favorite hobbies, wood carving. His carvings ranged from Northwest Coast tribal art to Norwegian figures. Another of his loves was singing. He started singing in junior high school in Renton and continued into his adult years in the church choir and with the Issaquah Singers until just a few years ago.
Dr. Rolla is survived by his wife, Norma Lea; daughters Lea Ann Rolla (Pat Chevara) and Trudy Carol Rolla (Eric) Polzin; grandsons Alexander Rudolph Rolla Polzin and Nicholas Leigh Rolla Polzin; and brother Ronald Anderson Rolla of Kennewick, Wash. (Seattle Times)
DR. LORENZO PATELLI, CLASS OF 1963
Dr. Lorenzo “Larry” Patelli died surrounded by his family on Dec. 11, 2011 in Surprise, Ariz. He was 73.
Dr. Patelli was born on Feb. 6, 1938 in Teaneck Township, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from his Seattle dental practice after 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons Joseph Peter and John Patrick; daughter Gina M.P. Fisher; step-son Quin Ourada; 14 grandchildren; and sister JoVanna Moses. He was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe and Ernestina Patelli. (obits.dignitymemorial.com)
DR. WILLIAM ROSENDAHL, CLASS OF 1963
Dr. William “Bill” Rosendahl died from a cancerous brain tumor on March 27, 2012 at Bayview Manor in Seattle. He was 75.
Dr. Rosendahl was born on Oct. 28, 1936 in Seattle. He graduated from Ballard High School, where he was yell leader in his junior and senior years and also on the baseball team. After three years in the Army, stationed in Puerto Rico as a dental specialist, he continued his studies and earned his DDS at the UW. His passion for dentistry and serving his patients lasted 48 years. He had offices in Seattle’s University Village area and on Vashon Island. In 1995, he started a dental assistant training school in Seattle, where he enjoyed teaching and mentoring students.
Dr. Rosendahl was a life member of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association and American Dental Association and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He was an active skier, golfer, tennis player and poker enthusiast and enjoyed all local sports teams, especially the Huskies. He and his wife, Barbara, traveled to their winter home near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and many places around the world.
Dr. Rosendahl is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters Lynda, Kari, Amy and Jody (Andres); grandson Ryan; brothers Joe and Doug; sisters Gloria and Darla; nieces; and a nephew. (Seattle Times)
DR. JAY R. WEST, CLASS OF 1963
Dr. Jay Reed “Uncle Jay” West of Layton, Utah, passed away on Oct. 15, 2013. He was 77.
Dr. West was born on Oct. 5, 1936 to James Reed and Rheuama Allan West in Spanish Fork, Utah. He received a BS degree from Utah State University before earning his DDS from the University of Washington, where he also served on the faculty. While at the UW, he met Lorraine Murphy. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1961.
Dr. West earned a degree in orthodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago and served as a captain in the U.S. Army in White Sands, N.M. He set up an orthodontics practice in Clearfield, Utah and retired in 1990.
During his retirement, Dr. West traveled to Europe on the Concorde several times, developing longtime friendships. He authored the book From East to West, a history of the West family, and was a dedicated husband to his wife during her years of illness.
Dr. West is survived by his siblings, Elaine (Kenneth) Burnham, Dee Wayne (Beverly), Bud Allan (Joyce), Colleen (Jeffrey) Abbott, Blair James (Kate) and Merril W. (Julie); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; his parents; and his brother, Gary. (Deseret News)
DR. IAN C. BENNETT, PEDO 1964
Dr. Ian Cecil Bennett, who went on to become dean at two dental schools after his residency at the University of Washington, died peacefully on Jan. 6, 2014 in Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, Wash. He was 82.
Dr. Bennett completed his dental degree in Liverpool, England, joined a geological expedition to Greenland, “hitched” a ride on a freighter to Canada and graduated from UW’s pediatric dentistry graduate program. In 1963, he joined the faculty at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as Head of the Division of Paedodontics.
He served as dean of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine), where at age 39 he became the youngest dean at the time and was instrumental in the building of the new dental school. He returned to Dalhousie University as Dean from 1976 to 1986. He was a great supporter of the AADS/ADEA, the ACFD/AFDC and national organized dentistry.
Dr. Bennett retired to Vancouver, B.C., and married Dr. Marcia Boyd. They continued their personal and professional involvement in dentistry over the next 20-plus years. He spent the last 10 years in Washington state, in a beautiful place on the ocean enjoying crosswords, gardening, walking and reading.
Dr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Davis, his wife, Sue, and their sons, Jake and Dylan; daughter Sandy and granddaughter Kaylee; and brother Malcolm, his wife, Carole, and their daughters and families. He is predeceased by his first wife, Loreen.
DR. LEON JACOB HENRICHSEN, CLASS OF 1965
Dr. Leon Jacob Henrichsen passed away on June 10, 2012, at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 75.
Dr. Henrichsen born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Holladay, Utah, to Bertha Rose Kohler and Allen Vernon Henrichsen. He was number two of a set of twins and number seven in a family of 10. He attended Granite High School and was in the first graduating class of Olympus High School in 1954. As a young man, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark.
Dr. Henrichsen graduated from the University of Utah before earning his dental degree from the University of Washington. He married the love of his life and eternal companion, Carollyn Joy Harward, on Dec. 20, 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Carollyn; children Kevin (Melia), Jeff (Nadine), Chad and Rebecca (Scott Van Valkenburg); and eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by eldest son Brian. (Salt Lake Tribune)
DR. R. TERRY GRUBB, CLASS OF 1967
Dr. Richard Terry Grubb died in a motorcycle accident on June 20, 2013, in Oregon. He was 74. Dr. Grubb was born on Dec. 27, 1938, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Lee and Hazel Grubb. He was always known by Terry. He and his older brother, Ed, had many adventures in their family orchard in Sunnyslope, Wash. He attended Sunnyslope School, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Valley College, the University of Washington and the UW Dental School. He opened a dental practice in September 1967 in Wenatchee, where he was a practicing dentist for 46 years and practiced in the Wenatchee Valley ever since.
A practicing dentist for 46 years in Wenatchee, Wash., he was active at organized dentistry, serving as president of the North Central Washington Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association, second vice president of the American Dental Association, regent of the American College of Dentists, fellow in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society and member of the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission, among others.
Dr. Grubb loved to mentor young leaders and was an inspiration to many in the dental profession. He was a longtime member of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, where he served in multiple volunteer positions. His interests were wide and varied. He loved the outdoors and was on an annual road trip with his motorcycle buddies in Oregon at the time of his accident.
Dr. Grubb is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharen; children Mindy, Liesl, Mike and Garrett and their spouses, Darryl Wall, David Bohan, Julie Grubb and Dawn Shores; and grandchildren Devin Grubb, Spencer, Mitch, Ethan, Nik, Alaina and Maia Wall, Neil and Trent Bohan and Madi and Molly Grubb. (Wenatchee World)
DR. LLOYD A.W. SMITH, CLASS OF 1970
Dr. Lloyd A. W. Smith passed away from cancer on June 14, 2013, in Tucson. He was 68.
Dr. Smith was born on Jan. 3, 1945. He practiced dentistry for more than 40 years in Tucson and was involved in several dental study groups. He retired in 2010 and had a long bucket list.
In 1966, Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and intramural sports.
From 1970 to 1972, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. After his Army dental service, he and his wife, Carol, moved to Tucson, where they spent the rest of their professional lives.
Dr. Smith had a very full and busy life as a husband, father, grandfather, dentist and athlete. He participated in many sports, including baseball, golf, racquetball, skiing, scuba diving, motorcycle riding and racing. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his wife and family. He loved cooking and entertaining good friends in Tucson. He was an active member of the Centurions, a men’s charitable organization, for many years. He would frequently attend the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference in Seattle to take CDE courses and touch bases with classmates.
Dr. Smith is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; sons Dr. Garrett (Cori Moriarty) and Tracy; and grandchildren Taryn and Milo. (Arizona Daily Star)
DR. DOUGLAS V. MAUERMAN, CLASS OF 1972
Dr. Douglas Vern Mauerman passed away peacefully at his home on July 13, 2013 in Rochester, Wash. He was 72.
Dr. Mauerman was born on Aug. 14, 1940 in Vancouver, Wash., grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived his adult years in the Centralia, Wash., area. In his youth, he spent summers on his grandfather’s farm in the Lincoln Creek Valley. He eventually returned to the valley to build a small farm, vineyard and home and spent his retirement years working on the land.
Dr. Mauerman married Phyllis Rice in 1960 and graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., with a degree in chemistry in 1962. He worked for Weyerhaeuser in Cosmopolis, Wash., until 1967, when he returned to school to pursue his doctorate in dentistry at the University of Washington. He practiced dentistry in Centralia from 1972 to 2010.
In 1978, he married Deena Pickens. He was active in Rotary, the Sons of Norway, the Lincoln Creek Grange, his church and other community groups. His children noted that once involved in an activity, he would usually serve in a leadership role. He also enjoyed traveling the world. Most recently, he spent three months in the Philippines with his fiancée, Lilia Santos.
Dr. Mauerman is survived by his children, Barry (Peggy) of Allenspark, Colo., Karen Schreuder (Lee) of Bellingham, Wash., Kate Christenson of Mason, Mich., and Tiffany McCullough of Yuma, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; sister Diane Mauerman; and cousin Brian Thompson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Esther Mauerman, and sister Sally Mauerman. (www.meaningfulfunerals.net)
DR. CURTIS SAPP, CLASS OF 1977
Dr. Curtis Sapp of Olympia passed away on Feb. 3, 2013. He was 63.
Dr. Sapp was born on Aug.12, 1950 to Floyd and Betty Sapp in Seattle. He spent parts of his childhood in California and Washington. During his undergraduate studies in Pharmacy at the University of Washington, he married Linda Wolph. He entered the School of Dentistry and graduated as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. The couple then moved to Connecticut so he could pursue a degree in Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut.
In 1980, he moved to Olympia and opened orthodontics practices there and in Shelton, Wash. He practiced as an orthodontist for nearly 30 years. Dr. Sapp was a founding member of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society, where he served as an officer and president. He also worked on the cleft palate board for Thurston County with a team of specialists. Toward the end of his career, he enjoyed volunteering as a part-time faculty member at the UW School of Dentistry, working with first-year students.
Dr. Sapp was a long-time Rotary member and enjoyed many of the local festivals and gatherings. His hobbies included sea and river kayaking, snow skiing, working out at Tumwater Valley, playing with his dogs and attending Huskies and Sonics games. He was also a blues and rock music enthusiast and had a passion for American-made cars, especially Corvettes. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his sons, Jagger and Hunter, and his wife, Sharon.
Dr. Sapp is survived by his sons, Hunter and Jagger (Meghan); his wife, Sharon; and his sister, Cheri (Steve) Enevold. (The Olympian)
DR. WILLIAM P. “MITCH” HUNGATE, CLASS OF 1978
Dr. William P. “Mitch” Hungate died in an avalanche on Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., on April 13, 2013. He was 61. He practiced dentistry in Renton for 34 years and taught Prosthodontics at the University of Washington since 1979 as an affiliate faculty member.
Dr. Hungate was born on Nov. 25, 1951, in Ridgewood, NJ, and moved to the Pacific Northwest with his family in 1956. He graduated from Sammamish High School in 1970 and completed his undergraduate and dental school programs at the UW. He told stories of his seven summers in Alaska cooking for the cannery workers to earn his way through school. He passed the Dental Board Exam in June 1978 and completed an internship in the Navy in Norfolk, Va., where he served as a lieutenant DDS in the public health sector.
While practicing dentistry, Dr. Hungate continued his affiliation with the UW. An avid Husky fan, he never missed a season of football games. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Renton Rotary Club, serving as president in 1984 and receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Dr. Hungate excelled in full Ironman Triathlons. He won slots to the World Championship Ironman in Kona in 2006, 2007 and 2011. He also won admission to the World Championship Half Ironman in Clearwater, Fla., for two consecutive years and again in 2011 in Las Vegas.
Mountain climbing was his heart’s delight. It was a mutual love of the mountains that drew him and his wife, Marilynn, together some 17 years ago. He climbed many of the world’s greatest mountains, including Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Pico de Orizaba, the Matterhorn, Mount Blanc, Mount Whitney, Mount Assiniboine and the major peaks in Washington and Oregon. He climbed Mount Rainier more than a dozen times, including two one-day ascents by different routes. The North Cascades were his playground and he mentored people in the sport as he did with triathlons, dentistry and other fields that gave him joy.
Dr. Hungate is survived by his wife, Marilynn; sister, Cheryl Hungate; brother Robert B. Hungate Jr.; sister-in-law Sandra Neely Hungate; nephew Adam B. Hungate; niece Serenity Hungate (H. Allen) Shelby; grand-nephew Micah Burns; and grand-niece Chloe Burns. He is also survived by stepson Brody Rutter; stepdaughter Darcy (Bryan) Sera; and grandchildren Lucelia and Griffin Sera. (Seattle Times)
DR. DANIEL M. TAYLOR, ORTHO CLASS OF 1980
Dr. Daniel Miles Taylor passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 surrounded by family at his home near Snohomish, Wash. He was 63.
Dr. Taylor was born on April 7, 1950 to Dr. Louis G. and Dorothy Taylor in Long Beach, Cali. As a young man, he excelled in sports and academics. He completed an undergraduate degree while becoming a two-time Academic All-American playing football for Brigham Young University. After marrying Cynthia Holbrook on April 27, 1974, he completed the dental program at the University of Southern California, followed by the Orthodontics program at the UW.
The Taylor family settled near Snohomish, where he practiced Orthodontics and involved himself in the community. He became president of the Washington State Society of Orthodontics, a member of the American Board of Orthodontics and the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and an adjunct professor of Orthodontics at the UW.
After his retirement, the Taylors enjoyed visiting their children. He also liked snow skiing, stamp collecting and snorkeling off the beaches in Hawaii. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Taylor served a two-year mission to Taiwan as a young man and went on to serve in many church service and leadership capacities.
Dr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Cynthia; children Andrew, Amy, Ann Marie, Christine, Michelle and Juliana; mother Dorothy; siblings Steven Larkin, Andrew, Suzanne and David; and 20 grandchildren. (Seattle Times)