In Memoriam: January 2015

Patricia Banghart (AS 47-49, UW 53, 71, 76, IAC St 52, 56-58, 78-80, 92-94, 97-01 ICA St 66-69, 94-99 IAA St 70, 99-01) of Interlochen, Michigan, passed away on November 16, 2014.

Dr. Hugh Lurie (IAC 49-50) of Seattle, Washington, passed away on September 28, 2014. He always remembered his time at Interlochen as one of the highlights of his life.

Dr. George Lucktenberg (IAC Fac 53-04, ICCA 97) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, passed away on October 26, 2014.

Dr. Robert Luby (IAC St 57-62, 84-87, 90-93, 02-03, IAA Fac 83-88, ICA 88-02) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina passed away December 15, 2014. During his undergraduate years at Wayne State University he set long-standing records in football and track and returned to his alma mater following World War II to earn his master's and doctorate degrees. He began teaching at an elementary school, served a succession of schools as principal, and was eventually director of the health and public education programs for more than 300 of Detroit’s elementary, middle and high school. Bob learned to play the violin early in life and studied the piano much later on. Beginning in 1957 he served Interlochen for six summers as a division director and camp coordinator, and returned 20 years after his retirement to teach physical education, and  to help raise money for capital improvements. Most Academy students and faculty knew little about his many achievements in sports and education and his love for music; they only knew him as the patient, gentle man who taught them to play tennis - or maybe pickleball. 

Dr. Carolyn Bridger (IAC 58-61, IAA Fac 77-78, IAC Fac 78, 07-14) of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on November 18, 2014

Josephine McAndrew (IAC Fac 62-63, 66-67) of Houston, Texas passed away on December 3, 2014.

John Liles Guy (IAC Staff 79-89) died July 9, 2014 in Fredonia, New York. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, daughter Robin, son Marc, their spouses and two grandchildren. John graduated from Luverne High School in Alabama as class president and the youngest member of his class. He was a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy during WWII, serving as an LCT skipper in the Pacific theatre. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in music and religion at Bob Jones College. After the war, he married pianist Jeanne and worked for AT&T at Ohio Bell Telephone Company and as a church music director in Cleveland and Parma, Ohio. As a couple, they performed together for more than six decades, delighting audiences in all kinds of settings. After early retirement, he returned to his native Alabama and was a church music director in Hartford. Now free to work at Interlochen, he served as the Hotel cashier, working at the front desk in the summers. But he also volunteered to help by sweeping the tennis courts and buying a set of hymn books for the new Dendrinos Chapel. His wife, Jeanne Guy (IAC St 79-89) worked in scheduling and attendance. His daughter, Robin Guy (IAC Staff 73-83, Faculty 84-present) began working as a staff accompanist, then as theory and piano faculty. His son Marc Guy (IAC 73-74) came to study horn. In their first year, Robin accompanied Marc’s concerto audition, which he won and performed with WYSO under the direction of Clyde Roller. He also received a Joseph Maddy award and a full scholarship to Peabody Conservatory. The entire Guy family appreciates a rich and diverse connection with Interlochen.

James Slis (Friend of Interlochen) of Lake Ann, Michigan, passed away on July 7, 2014. Jim was a volunteer for Interlochen Center for the Arts for 23 years.