In Memoriam


Mary Armstrong - Mary served the college as the Director of College Centers. She passed away on December 29, 2015.


Bradley Bloom - Brad was a founding member of the Music Department at Schoolcraft College and served on the faculty until 2001. He passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Robert Breithaupt - Chef Robert served the college for 25 years as the Assistant Dean of Culinary Arts 1966-1987. He passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Virinder (Vinnie) Chaudhery - Vinnie served as part-time Humanities Instructor at Schoolcraft College for many years and was the husband of full-time faculty member Sumita Chaudhery. He passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Ann DeVergilio - Ann served the College as a secretary to Candi Martin. She passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Betty Gilbert - Betty served the College as Executive Director of HR, Emeritus. She passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Suzanne Kaplan - Sue was Professor Emeritus, English. She joined the faculty of Schoolcraft College in 1964 and served the college for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2002. Sue passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Sally Pack - Sally served the College as an employee in the Information Processing Lab. She passed away on January 13, 2016.

Isabel Pearce - Isabel served the college as a secretary in Student Services department. She passed away on August 19, 2016.

Larry Scharmen - Larry was Professor Emeritus in Biomedical Engineering Technology. He served the college from 1985 to 2000. Larry passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016.


Chef Richard Benson passed away on August 31,2017. He served as a culinary professor for 29 years until his retirement in 1993.

Leo Briggs passed away on June 21, 2017.  He served as a Part Time Instructor for 27 years from 1965 - 1992.

Geraldine Caplan passed away on June 24, 2017. She served as a professor of nursing for 24 years until her retirement in 1988.

Gary Hershoren passed away on April 17, 2017. He served as a counselor and professor for 29 years until his retirement in 1996.

Grover Niergarth passed away on February 22, 2017. He served as a professor of biology for 26 years until his retirement in 1990.

Richard Reinholt passed away on October 20, 2017. He served the as a professor of architecture for 30 years until his retirement in 1995.

Esther Richards passed away on February 13, 2017.  She served for 18 years as a Bookkeeper II until she retired in 1991.

Dorothy Welch passed away on January 6, 2017.  She served the college as a Payroll Associate that retired in 1992.


Seymour Rabotnick

James Sylvester


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