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In Memory

Remembering our dear alumni and friends who we have lost this year.

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Raymond G. Modell '62


Ray Modell '62 was a constant friendly and encouraging face for many at SUNY Canton. Whether you knew him from his time on the Alumni Board (2001-2007) or annual attendance at Alumni Weekend, Ray was always there to greet you with a smile and share his undying love of SUNY Canton and a desire to improve the future of young people. He impacted generations of students through his endowed scholarship and annual support of the Canton College Foundation, which extends back nearly 40 years. Ray was an Air Force veteran and the first in his family to receive a college education. He credited his education for his successful career and wished to support students who needed a little extra help to attain their education. Ray Modell leaves a legacy at SUNY Canton that includes the Modell Family Scholarship (established 2000) and the Raymond G. Modell ’62 Veterans Lounge (dedicated 2017). Ray was inducted into the SUNY Canton Hall of Fame in 2012. Ray Modell will be deeply missed, but his legacy at SUNY Canton will continue to support his values for years to come.





Barbara (Smith) Dougherty ’43

Merrill G. Whitmore ’48

Elizabeth J. Pleskach ’49

William H. Swart ’51 (Scholarship Sponsor)

Lorna M. (Steen) Webb ’52 (Former Alumni Board of Director & 1987 Distinguished Alumni)

Dorothy J. (Watson) Hunt ’54

Ezio F. Fiaschetti ’55

James G. Ashwood ’57

William D. Demo ’57 (College Foundation Board Member, Scholarship Sponsor, 2012 Distinguished Alumni, 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee)

Willy R. Wilson ’57

John A. Ward, Jr. ’59

James S. Finn ’60   

Chauncey H. O’Connell ’60

Priscilla R. Lucas ’63

Michael Perrigo ’63    

James L. Santimaw ’63

Rita E. (Gibbs) DeLong ’69

Michael T. Flanagan ’70

Nellie M. (Fisher) Locy ’70

Robert G. Mills ’71

Leo H. DuBray

Dennis W. Germano ’72

Harry T. Zobel ’72  

Randy J. Cutler ’73  

David W. Edgecombe ’77

Robert E. Miller ’78

Bruce W. Knowlton ’79

Katherine L. (Wainwright) Weegar ’81  

Christine A. Dumas ’84   

Edward N. Coombs '86 (College Foundation Board Member, Scholarship Sponsor, 2020 Distinguished Alumni)

Todd M. Pacer ’87

Corey J. Englert ’88  

Robert J. Arndt ’89

Robert L. Kio ’93

Sonja (Klykken) Urtz ’94     

Royal W. Mattice ’95

Randy J. Cameron ’96 & ’14

Angela L. Thornton ’97

Kristin M. Glaude ’02   

Christopher J. Gamble ’16



Betty J. Evans (Scholarship Sponsor, 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee)

Joan M. Majer (Faculty; Nursing Instructor 1973-1976)

Josephine P. Swift (Staff, 1968-1995)