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Posted February 2, 2010
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Kyle Funke, son of Peter and Tina Funke. Kyle died January 24, 2010 after a battle with brain cancer. Please see the attached pdf file for more detail. Kyle's preference was that donations be made to Trevecca Nazarene University (memo: "Kyle Funke Scholarship Fund") or to First Descents, a non-profit service for cancer survivors (http://www.firstdescents.org). Condolences may be sent to www.mitchellraleighmemorial.com. To leave a message, click the 'Click Here to Start' line in the Search... box on the right, then enter Kyle Funke in the name boxes and click search. You can view some of Kyle's photos and more here, as well as leave your own text or audio message.
Posted January 29, 2010
Andrew Lange '80, who began with our class but graduated with the Class of 1980, died January 22. He was an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology and was "instrumental in elucidating the shape and nature of the universe." He was, for a time, married to fellow '79er Frances Arnold. The class extends its sympathies to Dr. Lange's family. You can read the New York Times article here.
Posted November 2009
The economy struck many of us, but for one of our classmates, particularly so.
Victor lost his job earlier this year. He has six kids and a wife to support. Recently though, he suffered a stroke, a 4-day hospital stay, a diagnosis of diabetes--and he has no health care coverage.
While we are happy to hear he is no longer in the hospital, he faces the financial challenges of a daunting hospital bill and an overdue mortgage. He was able to find temp work, but of course, the level of income is not the same as a full-time job and no benefits.