AIS/AES Alumni Newsletter

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We Remember

Sad News - John Walter Friberg (Class of 1965)
posted 12 July 2017

A death is always sad news. No matter when.
We just learned yesterday of John Walter Friberg's
(AIS Class of 1965) death, that occurred in 1988.

Because Friberg's OBITUARY has been archived, not much information shows publicly anymore. Here are some additonal stats:

Name:John Walter Friberg
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 March 1947
Birth Place: Washington
Death Date: 14 July 1988
Death Place: San Francisco

Sad News - Barbara Fricke (Class of 1974)
posted 17 June 2017

We are sad to announce the loss of our classmate and friend, Barbara Fricke (AIS Class of 1974), who passed away at the
end of April. Barbara attended AIS from 1966-1972. She is survived by her parents, Patty and Dick Fricke, brothers
Bob ('69) and Dick ('72); Bob's wife Suzanne Bakey Fricke ('72) and Dick's wife, Susan Fricke, their children and grandchildren.

Read more

Sad News - Dr. David Tronsgard (Director)
posted 19 May 2017

We just received SAD NEWS from Lauren Tronsgard Scott
(AES Class of 1977) that her father passed away today.
Dr. David Tronsgard was a Director at AES in the 1970’s.

To everyone who knew my mother and father, I wanted to
share my father passed away today very suddenly. Of course,
my mother is devastated; but we all know he lived a long,
full and rich life. (Please click on photo to see it enlarged.)

If you want to reach out to my mother, you can find her on Facebook or by the
old fashioned manner by mail:
Patricia Tronsgard
PO Box 447
Scio, Ohio 43988

Sad News - Gordon Maull (Class of 1974)
posted 2 May 2017

It is with great sadness to announce the death of
Gordon Maull (Class of 1974) who passed away on
March 27, 2017. Gordon attended AIS from 1970
to 1972.

Read more

Sad News - Andrew Fitzcharles (Class of 1976)
posted 24 April 2017

Andrew Fitzcharles (Class of 1976) passed on Tuesday,
April 18, 2017 of a heart attack at his home in Los Gatos, California.
Andrew leaves behind his wife Khim and their 17-year-old
son. Many may recall Andrew's family: mother, Ann; sisters,
Leslie and Uma (Keith); and brother Kevin. The family has gathered in the San Fransisco area to make arrangements.
Andrew was a doctor, practitioner and teacher of acupuncture and oriental medi-
cine and with his wife Khim, ran an Oriental Medicine practice in Los Gatos.
I will post the memorial time and place and other information when it becomes available. -Malcolm Garg (Class of 1976)

If you wish to send condolences please email Andrew's mother, Ann or send
a note to Andrew's wife at this address:
Khim Choong
16573 Los Gatos Almaden Road
Los Gatos CA, 95032

Sad News
posted 11 April 2017

It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we inform you
of the sad loss of our exceptional and wonderful husband and
father, John Cole Cool. John ‘crossed to the other side’, as he
would say, on Thursday morning April 6th, 2017.

Read more from Jonathan Cool (Class of 1976)
Tribute to John Cole Cool (posted 15 June 2017)

Sad News - Aletha Worrall (Class of 1975)
posted 31 March 2017

David Worrall (Class of 1969) with his sister,
Aletha (Class of 1975) in Tacoma, Washington, 2008

We are sad to learn the death of Aletha Worrall (Class of 1975)
this past Monday, 27 March 2017, in Denver, Colorado. Several
folks have asked whether there will be a service to celebrate
Aletha's life.
Read more from her brother, Rob Worrall (Class of 1967)

Sad News - Helen Ide (Faculty)
posted 11 March 2017

Dear Friends of Helen Ide,
Helen completed her life on earth shortly before 6 am on
March 5, 2017, as dawn began to lighten the morning sky - always an early riser. In the days before, her seven children
came from across the country and around the globe, keeping watch beside her bed around the clock and gathering each evening to sing her
on her way, anointing her with oil, blessings, tears, affection, admiration and gratitude. Spouses, grandchildren, friends, and caregivers whose loving hands
had nurtured her for weeks, months, even years, completed the circle. We know
that many kept watch from afar. Thank you. Be well. Blest be the tie that binds.

Read more from Peter Ide (Class of 1975).
Obituary by Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

Sad News - Richard Dixon Downie (Faculty)
posted 7 January 2017

We received the sad news on the passing of Richard D. Downie, a
beloved AES faculty member, The link below, provided by his wife, Masuma Zaidi Downie (also a former AES faculty member), takes
you to his obituary. Masuma included in her message to us that some TCK researchers had written a tribute, which she will share with us
soon. Rest in peace, Mr. Downie.

Obituary by Gainesville Sun

Sad News - Andrew Jordan (Class of 1991)
posted 22 December 2016

From Tony Jordan (father):
I received notification earlier this week that my son, Andrew,
died while serving as the Management Officer for the mission
in Juba, South Sudan. For those of you who never met him,
Andy was 6’3” and some, with biceps weightlifters envied. He
had a smile that most would describe as mischievous and eyes to go with it for,
had he not been so tall and well built, you might have mistaken him for ‘Puck.’ His wit and sense of humor might still have convinced you if you closed your eyes and listened. He had an IQ that was off the scale and an ability to solve problems that amazed others. His logic, though sometimes contorted, was always unassailable.

Read more from Tony Jordan.

Sad News - Margaret Fincher Daniel (Class of 1965)
posted 1 December 2016

We received the sad news that Margaret Fincher Daniel
(AIS Class of 1965) died in Arlington, Texas, on 30 November 2016 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband Dennis Daniel, children Michael Daniel and Christine Lacy. Margaret moved to New Delhi in the fall of 1962 with her
parents and her brother, Dale (AIS Class of 1968). Attached
is Margaret's senior class photo, 1965.

Obituary by Heritage Funeral Home

Sad News - Rody Mead Conway (Basketball Coach)
posted 20 November 2016

From Patricia LeBeau (Swim Coach)

Just want the classes of 1975 and 1976 to know that basketball
coach, Rody Conway was killed in a car crash this past Wednesday. Such an untimely death has stunned all of us. He was 79 yrs old
and was still teaching in Maine. There is a memorial at the school where he taught this afternoon................he will be missed.

Obituary by Hall Funeral Homes

Sad News - Albert Joseph Perrelli (Director)
posted 5 August 2016

Albert Joseph Perrelli of South Burlington, passed away peacefully at Vermont Respite House on July 29th at the
age of 97, ten months almost to the day after his beloved wife, Dorothy. Al was the youngest child born to Calabrian immigrant Dominic Luigi Perrelli, and Mary Padula of Cicero, Illinois.
Read more on this article by Seven Days Obituary

Sad News - Laura Elizabeth Rackley (Class of 1974)
posted 10 July 2016

We were saddened to hear yesterday the news of the passing of Laura Elizabeth Rackley, Class of 1974, on
23 May 2016. She was loved by everyone and will be
sorely missed.

Obituary by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home

Beautiful tribute written in Laura's blog by her brother,
Jerry, (Class of 1979)

Sad News - Thomas Alvin Blake (Class of 1972)
posted 1 May 2016

We bring the sad news on the passing of Thomas Alvin
, Class of 1972, on 27 April 2016.

Obituary by Smith Funeral and Cremation Service

Tom's Celebration of Life, by Joseph Ridolfo, Class of 1969
posted 8 May 2016

My wife Ardyce and I attended Tom Blake's service on Friday, 6 May 2016.
We met his aunt on his father's side and one could see a family resemblance.
We also met three cousins on his mother's side. That was about all his relations.

Many friends from his church and other groups he belonged to were in attendance. Tom had the same preacher that presided over both his parents' services. Tom's sermon was very well done and celebrated his life in East Tennessee.

The family was so glad someone from AIS was there. They wanted to know about
life in India. We talked about gemstones and other gifts that Tom and his parents brought back from India. Ardyce and I left our address and an open invitation for Tom's cousins to visit.

Sad News - Raj K. Chopra (Faculty)
posted 6 December 2015

We are sad to report we lost one of our teachers
last month. Read more about Dr. Raj K. Chopra in
an article titled "A Life Lived Well" in the Indo American News, dated 13 November 2015.

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