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Nick J.
Mileti '53
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Thomas B. "Tom" Arwood '58
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Carrol D. "Legs" Hagerty '52
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Theodore G. "Ted" Jenkins '54
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Helwig '54
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Robert F. "Bob" Dyer '65
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George H. Marshall
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James M. "Mike" Stephens '67
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Jeffery H. "Jeff" Koch '68
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Hennings '69
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R. Michael "Mike" Hemmert '66
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Charles C. "Chas" Stevens '67
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Robert P. "Bob"
Curtis '65
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William "Bill"
Kopper '60
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Jerry Guy, MD
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William "Bill"
Ficken '63
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Emerick J.
Corsi Jr.
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George Heath
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John Petersen
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Ken Sippola
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Steven C Williams
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Gregory A. Guzmán
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Michael (Mike) Donauer ,02
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Past Presidents & Eras
East Hall East Reed Street Era (Chi Theta)
1947 Neil Rattray '48
North Dormitory Annex #6 (Chi Theta)
1948 Neil Rattray '48
December 6, 1947 Theta Chi Colony Founded

Theta Chi Fraternity Gamma Mu Chapter

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Founded April 3, 1948
Charter Members (35):
Virgil R. Baker, Arthur C. Balsat, Henry D. Bertodatto, John H. Blessing, Jr., E. Earl Bowersox, Herbert W. Brechmacher, Allan E. Cawrse, George R. Cook, Harvey F. Coulter, David J. Davies, Joseph U. DeSantis, Robert F. Enslen, Arthur H. Fisher, Robert C. Gum, Norman G. Hammered, Jr., LeRoy Heeg, F. Robert Hill, Frank D. Huntley, Stanley F. Kugel,  Richard C. Lewis,  Paul A. Lindgren,  Robert E. Marsh,  James O. Manis, John M. McKinley, Jr., Paul E. Might, Robert L. O'Brien, William M. Ratcliff, Neal L. Rattray,  *Robert F. Rundell,  Jacob W. Schock,  John R. Shaw, Russell J. Smith, Jr.,  Thomas F. Trigilio,  Richard D. Williams,  Donald M. Wuesch.
Ivy Hall Era (aka Lodge or Hatchery)
Corner of Thurstin and Wooster
1949 Robert Rundell '49 (Charter Member)
1950 Bill Mullan '50
1951 Jack Hollingsworth ’51 (Deceased)
1952 Norman Lattanza '53
Urschel Hall On Pond Era (Urschel Pond & Windmill)
1953 Ted Wertz ’54
1954 Chuck Jacobs ’55 (Sem. I) 
& Chuck Greenway ’55 (Sem. II) 
1955 Ken Johnson ’56 (Sem. I)
& Mel Ramsdell ’56 (Sem. II) 
1956 Richard Gibson ’56 
1957 Robert Baltz ‘57  
1958 John F Blake ‘58 
1959 R Morris (Morrie) Sanderson '60
1960 Jim Fluke '61
Conklin Quad House Era
1961 Robert (Bob) Frost ‘62
1962 John Gaertner ‘63
1963 John Campbell ‘64
1964 Robert (Bob) Dyer ‘65
1965 Gordon Dudley ‘66
1966 Steve Meyer ‘67 (Sem. I)
1967 Daniel (Dan) Fobas '67 (Sem. II)
1967 Bart (Azarian) Alexander  ’69
1968 Peter (Pete) Wolfgram '69
1969 Robert (Bob) Bendotti ‘70
1970 John  Lukehous ’70 (Deceased)
1971 Patrick (Pat) Erdman ‘71 
1972 Vincent  (Vince) Cipiti ‘72 
1973 Richard (Rick) Sanders ‘73
1974 Brice L, Kadel '74
701 7Th Street House Era
1978 Brian E. Fenton '79
1980 Thomas Ciranna II '80
1984 Anthony (Tony) Zurca '87 
1985 Anthony (Tony) Zurca '87
1986 Brian Nau ‘86
North Main  Street House Era
1987 Timothy (Tim) Noonan  '88
1988 Scott Calhoun ‘88 
1989 Adam Bechler '89 
1990 Anthony (Tony) Gildone  ‘90 
1991 Steve Morganstern ‘91 
1992 Matt Kagy '92 
1993 Dominic (Dom) Gildone '93 
1994 Brian Kerlin '94
1995 Bevin Baddorf '95 
1996 George Strata '96 
1997 Matt Holmes '97
1998 Stu Olson '98
Second  Conklin Quad House Era
(Old ΑTO House)
1999 Scott Mohr '99
2000  Jason Jutte ‘01

After extensive BGSU/OX database(s) research and Gamma Mu Alumni interviews, the above names, year and graduation dates are as accurate as the source at this posting, November 2016. It is obvious, over the 50+ years, various succession systems were utilized by Gamma Mu.

Charter Picked Up  January 2000 By Θχ National Reps.
BGSU "Greek Village" Era 

BGSU CAMPUS Greek Village Ground Breaking
and Ribbon Cutting Ceromonies

Greek Village Era 

Colony Presidents
2017-18 Nicholas "Nick" Aichele '20
2018 Maxwell "Max" Vincent ‘22
(Fall Semester)
2019 Robert "Robbie" Steffan ‘22
(Spring Semester) 
2019-20 Joesph "Joe" King
Chapter Presidents
2020-21 Dylan Hicks
R1LR - Gene Manganiello, Bruce Dice, Steve Klonowski, Tom Hennings, Steve Forgette and Dan O’Keefe. R2LR - Nick Rajkovich, Jack Kittleson, Pete Gladstein, Pat Nugent, Rich Satkowski and Bart Azarian. R3LR - Hank Schmidt, Al Anderson, Steve Meyer, Erick Rhode, Ed Kovach and Alan Bartz

Fall 2017

Fall 2018

Frederick J. Costin

Frederick J. Costin, age 80, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, peacefully in his home surrounded by love of friends and family.

Fred was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on March 20, 1941, the son of the late Dr. James F. Costin and Eleanor (Singer) Costin, who preceded him in death.

Fred is survived by his sister Marjorie (Costin) MacGillivray and brother Dr Arthur B Costin, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Also surviving nieces Kathryn (MacGillivray) Matthew Yackshaw of Columbus, Ohio, Linda MacGillivray, Kris (MacGillivray) Shannon, Amy (MacGillivray) Bill Boy, all of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Nephew Dr. Scott Costin (Dr. Linda Costin), Bellefontaine, Ohio and Alexa Costin of Houston, Texas, and many great nieces and nephews.Also, survived by his companion Eric Green of Sarasota who brought happiness and laughter these last few years.

After graduating high school, Fred graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Education. His love of travel took him around the world teaching middle school science at military bases through the Department of Defense Dependent School System (DODDSS). He moved to Los Angeles, California for four years and applied for his first assignment. He was thrilled to move to Ankara, Turkey where he taught for 1 year. Then off to Oxford, England for 5 years.

Fred then moved back to Oxford, Ohio where he earned his Masters of Education at Miami University. Fred then moved back to Woodbridge Bentwaters, England for 3 years. Next assignment was Wurzburg, Germany, 10 years where he taught science and was a Guidance Counselor. Moved to Sicily, 1 year. His next assignment, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for 5 years. Newfoundland, 1 year. Bermuda, 1 year. Panama, 4 years and his retirement to Sarasota, FL, in 1999 where he resided these last 22 years.

Fred achieved his Master Gardener certificate and created gardens with his school children all over the world. “My love of gardening began when I went to England in 1968 and the school at Upper Hartford was a WWII prisoner of war barracks. One mom told me she broke down and cried when she saw it. We added bushes, trees and flowers. I planted gardens wherever I lived and worked.”  Fred was an excellent bridge player.

Kenneth A. Burke '65

Kenneth A. Burke, ‘65, age 74, of Westerville, previously of Upper Arlington, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Ken was born and raised in the old southeast side of Cleveland, (Little Warsaw) and graduated from St. Stanislaus High School. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret Burke and brother Don Burke. Ken graduated from Bowling Green State University and while there played football and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Following college Ken went to the NFL and played for the Green Bay Packers, he was a fan of the Upper Arlington youth and high school football programs. Later, he led a successful career in the advertising industry. Ken was a man with a bigger than life personality. He was charming, social, creative and intelligent. He was a current member of the BGSU Falcon's Club and NFL Alumni. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, hunting, traveling to tropical destinations, and cheering along the sidelines as he watched his grandchildren participate in sports. Most of all however, Ken was the epitome of man devoted to his family. Spending time together with them was what gave him the most joy in life. He will be greatly missed by loving wife of 49 years, Karen Burke; children, Allison (Monroe Nelson) Burke and Aric (Vicki) Burke; grandchildren, Ryan and Ethan Burke and Sydney Burke Nelson; brother, Allan (Joan) Burke; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, OH, where family will receive friends Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to (National Parkinson's Foundation). To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.

Bruce P. Brim '70

Bruce P. Brim ‘70 (University of Buffalo) (1943-2014) was born in Lockport on June 12, 1943 the son of the late W. Alfred and Mildred Brim. He was a graduate of the University of Buffalo. Bruce is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years Judy (Rey) Brim of Lockport, a son Andrew (Julie) Brim of Dublin, OH, and daughter Amy Tobias of Carmel, IN. He was the proud grandfather of five, Ian, Jack, and Andrew Brim, Ella and Sam Tobias. Bruce is also survived by a brother Douglas (Phyllis) Brim of MI and sister Wenda (Lowell) Behm of Lockport. Bruce was an officer in the Red Berets and served as a radio operator in Vietnam. His friends referred to him as "Ranger". He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. As a young boy Bruce participated in several sports and continued his enjoyment as an avid sport spectator in his later years. Fishing and golf brought him much enjoyment both in Lockport with his Monday golf foursome group and winters in Florida fishing in the ocean.

Robert L. Steely P.A. '65

ROBERT L. STEELY P.A. ‘65, Age 73, passed away Jan. 2, 2017. Bob is survived by Mary and his daughters, Lisa (Michael) and Robyn (Varner); granddaughter, Nina; and his brother, Ray. Bob was a licensed attorney in Ohio for 45 years. He served as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor before entering private practice and also served as a Magistrate in Willoughby Municipal Court. Bob was very grateful to receive a double lung transplant at The Cleveland Clinic in 2009 necessitated by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and was an active member of Second Chance Transplant Support Group. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and exceptionally skilled Cleveland Clinic doctors, nurses and staff who provided Bob with such kind and thoughtful care. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the NOSEK-McCREERY FUNERAL HOME, 8150 BRECKSVILLE RD., BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141 on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, LifeBanc or charity of choice. www.Nosek-McCreery.comPublished in The Plain Dealer from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2017

Robert R. Wietzke '65

ROBERT R. WIETZKE Age 74, of Bay Village, passed away December 26, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Gayle (nee Hutchinson); loving father of Jennifer Williams (Bruce), Todd (Tammy) and Christopher (Cristina); cherished grandfather of Sarah, Emily and Matthew Williams, Amanda and Kaitlyn Wietzke and Brielle and Caden Wietzke; dear brother of Donald (Julie); adored uncle of many. Memorial service Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Westwood Abbey Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted. www.dostalbokas.comPublished in The Plain Dealer from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2016

Donald P. “Pete” Patrone ‘65

Donald Peter Patrone ‘65Donald Peter Patrone, of Longmont passed away September 15, 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette. He was 73. Peter was born April 19, 1943 to Dominic and Angeline (Gatti) Patrone in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Youngstown High School, received a BS at Bowling Green State University and a Master’s degree at Zavier University. Peter was an owner/operator of several businesses. On June 5, 1971 Peter married Patricia Kurtz in Manhattan Beach, California. He served in the US Air Force from 1970-1973. After serving in the military they moved to Colorado and to Longmont in 1995.Peter was of catholic faith. He was a Boy Scout leader who enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved animals especially his dog Ruben.Peter is survived by his wife, Patty Patrone; two sons, Peter Jon Patrone (Lucia) and Will Thomas Patrone; grandson Nick Patrone and two brothers Larry Patrone (Pat) and John Patrone. He is preceded in death by his parents.

David Carl Dyer, PhD '63

David Carl Dyer, PhD ’63, ‘66 (1941-1983). Earned both his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Bowling Green State University.  He was responsible for a pipeline of brothers from Youngstown, Ohio who pledged Theta Chi at BG, including his brother Bob Dyer ‘65, Pete Patrone ‘65 and Bill McKee ‘67. His nickname was “DC.”  Dave's name deserves to be remembered as a true "Theta Chi for Life". Beyond BGSU, Dave was faculty adviser to the Westminster College (PA) Theta Chi Chapter.  He also had very deep friendships with nearly all the Youngstown State University OX Chapter brothers from his era. There were at least 20+ Gamma Mu brothers who owe their lifetime nicknames to Dave i.e. Tom Dalton ‘65 (aka Parrot), of course, is one of the more memorable. Dave had an incredible sense of humor and was always fun to be around.   After finishing his BS and MBA from BGSU, Dave worked at General Electric in Cleveland, then as a loan officer with Prudential Insurance. He started his PhD in Finance at Kent State University and completed it after a tour of duty in Vietnam with the US Army. During his military assignment he found time to work with orphaned Vietnamese children (see photo).  He taught as a Professor of Finance at Westminster, then held a faculty position at Youngstown State University. It is fitting that Dave’s memorial is a donation to the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Dave was very quick witted and an extremely gifted teacher. He was married to Gwen Cornman (BGSU ‘64) and has two daughters, Ashlie Megan and grandchildren Zoe Cook, Sydney Cook, Andora and Ailo Dyer Ramberg.

Sam Guarino, Jr.  ‘65

Sam Guarino, Jr.  ‘65 PLACITAS, NM: Sam Guarino Jr, 74, died December 21, 2016, at 5:13 pm. Sam was born in Mansfield, OH but lived 45 years in Chardon, OH before moving to Placitas, NM in 2013.
He graduated from St. Peter's High School in 1960, Bowling Green State University in 1965, and Kent State University with a Master's degree in 1969. Sam retired as a 34 year teacher of Marketing Education at Cleveland Heights High School, OH. In addition, he also taught part time at Auburn Career Center, Lakeland Community College, Ursuline College, and a Kent State University branch in Ohio. He also was a television writer, host and teacher of marketing and financial programs with PBS TV. Sam was a very dedicated father of two traveling during the summer extensively with his children.Sam is survived by his son Roman and 2 grandchildren in Boulder City, NV and his daughter Heather in Albuquerque, NM. He is predeceased by his father Sam Sr., his mother Mary and his sister Sandy.

Steven N. Rupp ‘65

April 3, 1943 - January 1, 2014 Washington, District Of ColumbiaSteven was born on April 3, 1943 and passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Steven was a resident of Washington, District Of Columbia.

Jack Baker, P.A. '66

Jack R. Baker, 74, of North Canton passed away on January 20, 2019. Jack was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on April 8, 1944 to the late Jack F. and Hazel Baker. He was a graduate of Bowling Green University, where he was elected student body president his senior year and the University of Cincinnati Law School. He was the founding member of the law firm Baker Dublikar Beck Wiley & Mathews. Jack was a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, Stark County Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, the International Association of Defense Council, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Council, the Defense Research Institute, and a past member of the Stark County Association Executive Committee. In addition to professional organizations, Jack has served his community through participation and leadership in numerous local and civic organizations. These involvements included Rotary, YMCA, Camp Tippecanoe, and North Canton Chamber of Commerce, serving on its TAP committee. He is survived by his loving wife Paulette Baker (nee Kerr); children Jennifer (Philip) Kozen, Susan (Mike) George and Jonathan (Lynn) Baker; grandchildren Ben, Sammi, Alden and Emery and sister Norma (Fred) Ahlborn. A memorial service will be held at 4 PM on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Faith United Methodist Church 300 9th St. North Canton, Ohio 44720 with Rev. Steve Costello officiating. Family and friends may visit from 2-4 PM prior to the service at the church. Donations can be made in Jack's name to Faith United Methodist Church. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com.

Thomas R. Donohue '67

Thomas R. Donohue, 70, of Key West, Florida, passed away on Aug. 25, 2015 in the Vitas Hospice Center at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida after a lengthy and complicated illness. While he left us too soon, Tom lived a full and interesting life, with many adventures along the way.

Tom is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kathy Donohue, and his four children: Tom Donohue, Jr. (and Kate) of Boston, Massachusetts, Morley Donohue Wittenberg(and Todd) of Aurora, Colorado, Reese Donohue of Brooklyn, NY, and Coert Donohue of Los Angeles, California. Tom is also survived by four grandchildren: Graham, Meyer and Finley Wittenberg (Aurora, Colorado) and Margaret (Maggie) Donohue (Boston, Massachusetts). In addition, Tom is also survived by his brother, William Donohue (and Denise) of Dewitt, Michigan and three nephews.

Tom was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico on June 2, 1945 to Ray and Dorothy Donohue, who preceded him in death. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, along with his brother, Bill. The family especially enjoyed spending summers on Catawba (on the shores of Lake Erie) and boating to Put-in-Bay island where they enjoyed many fun and memorable times with family and friends.

Tom graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1963. He then graduated from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio) in 1967 where he earned both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees.

His love of water and adventure led him to Key West, where he taught at Key West High School from 1968-69. Tom left Key West to pursue his goal of becoming a university professor. Tom was awarded the first Ph.D. in the Speech and Communication Department at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts).

Tom had a distinguished career as a professor. He was known to admit that he chose his universities based on places he wished to live. For that reason, he was an instructor at the University of Massachusetts; (Amherst, MA); assistant professor at the University of New Orleans; assistant professor, associate professor and then full professor (proudly at the age of 31) at the University of Hartford, where he was eventually appointed Department Chair. Tom took a one-year leave of absence from academia to work as a vice president for Lou Harris and Associates in New York City (a prominent public opinion and marketing research firm).

After his stint with Lou Harris, Tom went on to become a Department Chair at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky). He returned to the East to become a departmental director at Boston University. Tom concluded his academic career at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), where during his tenure he served as a director and a full professor. He retired in May 2011.

During his university career, Tom was recognized as a prominent scholar in understanding the effects of mass media on children. In addition, he was a successful producer of a children’s television program (”Kids Like You and Me”) that aired in Richmond, Virginia.

Although his career in academia took him many places, Tom knew that Key West would always remain part of his life, so he purchased a condo at Key West by the Sea in the mid-1970s. His parents followed him to live in Key West and in the 1980s, Tom and his mom (Dorothy) owned and operated “Tom’s Mom’s Wine and Cheese” store in Searstown.

Tom traveled widely throughout the United States and abroad. Because of his love of food and wine, Tom’s favorite places to visit were France, Italy, and New Orleans (where he kept an apartment in the French Quarter for many years). He was an excellent chef and he enjoyed nothing more than cooking for friends and family and introducing them to new cuisines. Some of his exceptional dishes were conch chowder and gumbo.

An avid sports car enthusiast Tom loved road trips. He had a revolving collection of convertibles — mostly British, including MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, BMWs, Saabs and, most recently, a Jaguar.

Tom was also a sports fan, avid reader and sailor. He enjoyed family sailing trips in Turkey, Greece, the BVI, Leeward Islands and waters of New England. He was a highly disciplined runner throughout his life and he ran five miles per day up until the last three years of his life. He was a high school football player and was a varsity letterman at Bowling Green State University. Being from Cleveland, he endured a love/hate relationship with the Cleveland Browns throughout the years.

Above all, Tom enjoyed lively and witty conversations with his many colorful friends. While in Key West, Tom formed enjoyable friendships with Walter Perry (noted First Amendment attorney), and Sir Peter Anderson (Secretary General of the Conch Republic). Tom was gifted in the art of conversation and was described by a friend as a “memorable ranconteur.” He was well known for his ability to disarm perfect strangers to the point where they would say “I don’t know why I’m telling you all this!”

During his retirement in Key West, Tom amused himself by writing a witty, tongue-in-cheek blog about the absurdities of life in Key West. He had over 1,000 subscribers from all over the world reading his blog.

To his great fortune, Tom attended his 40th high school reunion in 2003 where he reunited with his first love and high school sweetheart, Kathy Scheidemantel. After going their separate ways in college, and a 37-year absence from each other, they rekindled their love for each other at the reunion and spent the last 12 years of Tom’s life living an idyllic and fun-filled life together. They retired to Key West in October 2011. In January 2014, Tom and Kathy took a one-month trip to France and were married in Grasse, France (Provence, South of France). Throughout Tom’s long illness, Kathy remained steadfastly by his bedside.

Tom will be deeply missed by his wife, family and friends. He will be most remembered for his witty sense of humor, joie de vivre, and love of Key West. Tom was cremated and a celebration of his life is planned for March 2016.

Because Tom was passionate about his career as an educator, anyone wishing to make a contribution in his memory can send donations to the Take Stock in Children organization. To support the organization locally, checks can be made out to Monroe County Education Foundation, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, Florida 33040.The Key West Citizen, October 7, 2015

Robert C. Darbyshire Jr. '65

Robert C. Darbyshire Jr. (1942-2008)ROBERT C. DARBYSHIRE, JR., 66, of Conroe, passed away August 10, 2008. Visitation Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and   Funeral Services 1 p.m. Thursday, both at Klein Funeral Home Champion Forest. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park Hwy 249.

Robert John Kost '66

Robert John Kost was born on November 14, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio to Emily and John Kost. Bob passed away after battling cancer, on January 17, 2018 in Mission Viejo, CA. Bob graduated from Parma High School in Ohio, and received a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. After college, Bob moved to California where he worked at Ashcroft as the West Coast Regional Sales Manager for 30 years. After retiring from Ashcroft, Bob became the co-owner of Measurement Technologies where he worked with his two sons, Nickolas and Corey in San Diego, CA. Bob loved refining his golf swing, watching sports, working out, and spending time with his sons and his grandchildren. Bob never missed a single one of his sons' high school basketball games and was known for his passionate participation from the stands while his sons were on the court. Bob enjoyed working out at the YMCA where he was an iconic figure due to his rigorous fitness routine and focus on health. But Bob's favorite thing in the world was his family; he spent every Sunday on the phone catching up with his brother Don who lives in Ohio. Bob bragged endlessly, to anyone within earshot, about his sons and his grandchildren, of whom he was incredibly proud. Bob attended any event he could that involved his grandchildren: sports activities, birthday parties, and celebrations. Bob Kost is survived by his two sons and their spouses, Nickolas and his wife Peri, Corey and his wife Reya; grandchildren, Amelie, Haley, Poppie, and Javin. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Don Kost and Patricia Kost, and his nephews Darrin and Randy Kost, as well as their children. Bob was a dedicated father who devoted his life to his sons and grandchildren. Bob Kost was a strong, supportive presence in his family and he will be deeply missed.

Stephen M. Klonowski
James Edward Koch

James Edward "Ed" Koch passed away on Sunday, July 5th, 2020, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio, with his daughters by his side. Ed was born in Oregon, Ohio, to Jeannette (Momenee) Koch and James Howard Koch. He was the second oldest of six children. As a student at Clay High School, Ed lettered in Track and Football.

Ed graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. Afterwards, he earned his Graduate Degree in Physical Education from Eastern Michigan University. His career began as a Math Teacher at Roy C. Start High School where he also coached Cross Country. He transitioned into Real Estate at Mohon Realty and finally DiSalle Realty where he spent the last 26 years of his professional life. A High Achiever, Ed was one of the first members of DiSalle's Million Dollar Club, a Manager of the Perrysburg Office and Vice President of the Commercial Division. He also built and owned several apartment complexes within the city of Perrysburg. Ed served on the Perrysburg Zoning Board, the Genoa Savings & Loan Board of Directors and enjoyed volunteering at the annual Hospice of Northwest Ohio Golf outing. St. Rose Catholic church was his parish.

Ed cherished boating and pulling his kids, and later grandkids, who loved "tubing" from the back of his boat. Cheering on his grandchildren at sporting events was the highlight of his later years. Fishing, golfing and grilling out at Catawba Island with family and friends was how he enjoyed his time. Ed also loved spending his winters in Marco Island, Florida. He was always there for his family in the most difficult of times.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janis (Koch) Mack; and niece, Stephanie Koch.

In addition to many friends and BGSU football lovers, family members left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Tiffany Koch-Charles, Wendy (Koch) Lingo; grandchildren, Austen Charles, Kyler Charles, Brexton Lingo, Annabelle Lingo; siblings, Jeffrey (Betsy) Koch, Gilbert (Mary) Koch, Joyce (Skip) Greco, Jean (Jim) Terry.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Alzheimer's Association or Bowling Green State University Athletic Department.

He will be laid to rest at Saint Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in Oregon, Ohio. Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home in Oregon will have a private family service the morning of Wednesday, July 8th. A Celebration of Life event will be held at the Catawba Island Country Club in June of 2021 for family and friends. Online condolences may be left at hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

SONGS OF THETA CHI - 1958 Recording of Brothers

The Creed of Theta Chi

Founded April 10, 1856
I believe in Theta Chi, its traditions and its ideals. Born of sturdy manhood, nurtured by resolute men, ennobled by high and sacred purpose, it has taken its place among the educational institutions of America as a promoter of knowledge, advancer of culture, and a builder of character. It inspires true friendship, teaches Truth, Temperance, and Tolerance, extols virtue, exacts harmony, and extends a helping hand to all who seek it. I believe in the primacy of alma mater, in the usefulness of my Fraternity in its influence and its accomplishments and I shall do all in my power to perpetuate its ideals, thereby serving my God, my country, and my fellow man. Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for AIma Mater




'65, '67 President,  Region Manager for Xerox Corporation. tom.dalton@comcast.net 610-220-7264
’00 Vice President, Risk Management Director. dvdrice3@gmail.com 614 506 2365
‘95 Secretary, Media Production Specialist, Hope Presbyterian Church Memphis, TN. baddorf@gmail.com 901-604-1071
’82 Treasurer, Investment Enterprises, tonyk550@hotmail,com (760) 994-6614
'65 President/Executive Director AAO Scholarship Foundation. bcurtis1943@gmail.com 863-557-6143

'65 ’66 PhD. Professor Emeritus GWU, Washington, DC rfdyer@gmail.com 540-878-5948
’67 Former US Dept. of State. dotsonians@gmail.com 508-540-2422
’67 Co-Founder, Parsons, Mckee, Sommers and Company. bmckee32931@yahoo.com 321-427-7762
‘88 SICSIC, Owner Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co., Hinckley, OH. tim@stair.com 330-225-2005
 '66 PhD. Former Vice President of Human Resources, Owens-Illiniois. clyde@bex.net 419-386-6898

*Past Chapter Presidents


STARKS J ROCKNE ’88 Colony/Chapter Advisor BGSU Instructor, Bus. Admin. Insurance jrocks@bgsu.edu 419-372-8960 (President)
GUZMAN GREGORY A. ’94 ’95 Campus President, Hondros College of Nursing - Maumeee Campus, gregory.guzman@gmail.com 419-973-4734 (Vice-President)
*STRATA GEORGE A ’96 Owner, Beckett's Burger Bar Bowling Green, OH gstrata@yahoo.com 419-575-8032 (Treasurer)
FICKEN WILLIAM H JR ’63 Realtor, RRS, M.I.R.M, H.O.D., Past President BGSU Alumni Board Westlake, OH whficken@msn.com 440-821-1954
DAVID M. DRURY JR. '85 Senior Engineer, Messer Construction in Cincinnati OH. ddrury@messer.com 513-509-5042
WILLIAM A. SULESKY, JR. '86. Director of Business Development, A. Raymond Tinnerman, Medina OH sulesky@ohio.net 330-840-9133


STARKS J ROCKNE ’88 BGSU Faculty, Bus. Admin. Insurance jrocks@bgsu.edu 419-372-8960 (President)
  ‘88 SICSIC, Owner Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co., Hinckley, OH tim@stair.com 330-225-2005, Chair
KOPPER WILLIAM A '60 Retired Captain, US Navy, IBM Executive Toledo, OH wakopper@gmail.com 419-841-5353
GUZMAN, GREGORY A.. ’94 ’95 Campus President, Hondros College of Nursing - Maumee Campus, gregory.guzman@gmail.com 419-973-4734

Alumni Committees

Marketing Committee 
Dalton, '65 Thomas (Tom) Chair
Dyer, '65 Robert (Bob)
Baddorf, '95 Bevin
Curtis, '65 Robert (Bob)
Kunkel, '66 J. Clyde

Risk-Management Committee
Rice, '00 David (Dave) Chair
McKee, '67 Bill

Finance & Legal Committee
Kulick '82 Tony Chair
McKee, '67 Bill
Williams, Cort J. '81

BGSU Administration Liaison Committee 
Starks, '88 Rockne (Roc) Chair
Ficken, '62 William
Database Committee Dalton, Thomas '65 '67 (Tom) Chair
Curtis, '65 Robert (Bob)
Craven, Jordan BGSU Alumni Assoc. Dir.

Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Committee
Bowen, '92 Bart Chair
Kunkel, '66 J. Clyde
Stokes, '78 Danny

Training Committee (Alumni/Pledges)
Starks, '88 Rockne (Roc) Chair
Guzman, '94 Gregory (Greg)
Kunkel, '66 J. Clyde
Williams, '95 Sean

Rush Committee
McKee, '67 Bill
Kulick, CPA '82 Tony
Kunkel, '66 J. Clyde
Dalton, '65 '67Thomas (Tom)
Williams, '95 Sean
Theta Chi Gamma Mu SICSIC Members
(1948-1999) (Rev. 3-1-19 rpc)
Doug Eggleston ‘58
R. Morris Sanderson ‘60 Past Chapter President
Jack R. Baker P.A. ’66 (Deceased) Student Body President University of Cincinnati School of Law
Thomas Hennings '68
Bradley S. Seaman ’82 Past Chapter President
Anthony W. Zurca ’87 Past Chapter President (2 years)
Timothy S. Noonan ’88 Past Chapter President
Gene D. Galloway ‘90

Resolute men...

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Theta Chi Fast Facts

• BGSU Gamma Mu Chapter: 1344 Initiates from 1949 to 1999.
• Total local chapters installed since founding in 1856: 230
• Current Undergraduate members: 8,100 (approx.)
• Active Chapters: 143
• Official Colonies:8
• Headquarters staff members: 32

Stay Connected:

There are a variety of ways to stay connected with Theta Chi Gamma Mu:
• Submit your Alumni Bio for inclusion on website
• Update your contact and address information by logging in to website.

Theta Chi Fast Facts

• Location of Founding: Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont)
• Founding Fathers: Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur ChaseFraternity
• Colors: Military Red and White
• Magazine: The Rattle of Theta ChiHeadquarters: Carmel, INGamma Mu Chapter
• Founded: April 5, 1948 at Bowling Green State University  
• Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship: Founded January 15, 2016 and awarded
  annually to worthy BGSU students.

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