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Passing of August Garver

Posted by on June 2, 2021

August Junior “Gus” Garver, professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away May 29 at age 92. He joined S&T’s faculty in 1959 and retired in 1992.

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Passing of Dr. Robert John Bell

Posted by on May 18, 2021

Dr. Robert John Bell, age 86, former physics professor at S&T, died May 9 in San Antonio, Texas. He served S&T’s physics department from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.

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Passing of Jerry Planitz

Posted by on May 6, 2021

Jerome Joseph Planitz Jr., former manager II of craft, service and maintenance in facilities services at Missouri S&T, died May 4. He worked at S&T from 2001 to 2020.

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Passing of Fred S. Kummer Jr.

Posted by on May 3, 2021

Fred S. Kummer Jr., a Missouri S&T graduate who built his general-contracting business into the world’s largest design-build firm for health care and financial facilities, died April 30 in St. Louis. He was 92.

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Passing of Dr. Włodzimierz J. Charatonik

Posted by on May 3, 2021

Dr. Włodzimierz (Włodek) J. Charatonik, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, passed away April 14, at age 63, after a brief battle with COVID-19.

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Passing of Ted Day

Posted by on September 14, 2020

The S&T community is saddened to learn of the passing of Ted Day, a member of the S&T Board of Trustees and owner and chief executive officer of Mo-Sci Corp., a glass technology company that was founded by his father, Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering.

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Celebration of Life planned for Ryan Wesley Swier

Posted by on August 19, 2020

The Missouri S&T community is saddened to learn of the death of Ryan Wesley Swier of Rolla, who passed away Aug. 8 at Phelps Health. Swier was 19 and pursuing computer science and mechanical engineering degrees at S&T.

A “Celebration of Life” service in his memory will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Rolla chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary. A visitation for family and friends will be held 3-4 p.m. at the chapel prior to the service.

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Notification of student death

Posted by on August 18, 2020

The Missouri S&T community is saddened to learn of the death of Matthew Stevenson of Wildwood, Missouri. He died early this morning at his off-campus apartment as the result of a tragic accident. Matthew was 22 and was pursuing a degree in engineering management.

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Passing of Bob Brackbill

Posted by on May 20, 2020

Robert Marshall Brackbill, trustee emeritus and past president of the Miner Alumni Association, died May 15 at age 100. Brackbill earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1942. He loved Rolla and was a strong supporter of the university and the Sigma Nu fraternity throughout his life.

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Passing of Wayne Cogell

Posted by on February 22, 2020

Dr. Wayne Cogell, professor emeritus of philosophy and former associate dean of S&T’s College of Arts and Sciences, died Feb. 16 at age 80. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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