In Memoriam: January/February 2016

Muriel Blumberg Gundersheimer (IAC/NMC 38, 41) of London, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 13, 2015.

Frances May Yocum (IAC St 42-­43) of Decatur, Ill., passed away on Aug. 31, 2014.

William Hart (AS 53, 55; IAC/NMC St 59) of Oakland Township, Mich., passed away on Jan. 14, 2015.

Marcia Morris (IAC/NMC 58) of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Sept. 16, 2015. She devoted her life to art, music and her beloved cats. In the summer of 1958, she attended Interlochen Arts Camp, where she studied violin, piano and composition. The highlights of this music-
filled summer were performances of several of her original compositions, including the televised performance by Dr. Hartley, of a two­part invention she composed. She went on to attend Cornell College where she continued to develop her skills playing violin and composing. She later changed her name to changed her name to Marisa Karasz in honor of early 20th century artist Mariska Karasz. She led a mostly solitary life, drawing comfort from the companionship of her cats, and joy from her devotion to her spiritual life and the arts. Her experience at Interlochen was no doubt one of the high points of her life. She is survived by her two younger brothers, Don Morris and Jim Morris.

Lauran Ethel Gilbreath (IAC/NMC, 62, UNIV 63, 65, ICCA 08) of Northport, Mich., passed away on Dec. 13, 2015.

Arline Howe (IAC St 66-­72) of Traverse City, Mich., passed away on Dec. 16, 2015.

Philip Cote (ICA St 69-­71, 77-­99) of Beulah, Mich., passed away on Nov. 21, 2015.

David Leon Hay (IAA 74­-76, AS 72-­73) of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away on Dec. 29, 2015. He had a great love and appreciation of his time and teachers at Interlochen. He was a professional musician his whole adult life, with a focus on piano and upright bass, but also drums. He was a composer and arranger as well. He played primarily jazz but always kept up with his study of classical music. He is survived by his son, Alex, and five brothers: George, Ken, John, Ron, and Bill.

Allan B. Holbrook (IAC St 12) of Traverse City, Mich., passed away on Oct. 11, 2015.

Jessica Eaton (IAC 14) of Florence, N.J., passed away on Nov. 18, 2015.

Heather Barley (IAC St 15) of Brethren, Mich., passed away on Dec. 18, 2015.

James Philip Johnson (Green Vest Volunteer) of Traverse City, Mich., passed away on June 3, 2015.

Donald W. Stroup (Green Vest Volunteer) of Beulah, Mich., passed away on Sept. 19, 2015.