Janssen 29, who co-founded Alpha Chi Epsilon (AXE) social
group and served 17 years as an Iowa District Court judge, died
May 10, 2000, in Naples, Fla. He was 95.
Born on a farm near Andrew, Iowa, his battle
with polio left him on crutches, but he was an avid sportsman throughout
his life. At Cornell he earned a BA and an MAthe latter in
1931, the last such degree conferred by Cornell. Following several
years practicing law in Maquoketa, Iowa, and two terms as county
attorney, he was appointed to the bench of the Seventh Judicial
District in 1954 and served until retiring in 1971. He received
an Alumni Achievement Award in 1965.
was proceeded in death by his wife, Helen Hamrick Janssen 32;
a sister-in-law, Hazel Hamrick Wilcox 32; and a brother-in-law,
M. Dwight Wilcox 31. He is survived by a daughter, Judith
Janssen Pooler 62; a son; two grandchildren, including Michelle
Wilbers 83; and four great-grandchildren.
Norman Zollinger 44 died Feb. 28, 2000, in Albuquerque,
N.M. He was 78.
He served as a B-24 bombardier in Europe during
WW II, then joined his fathers Chicago business engineering
plastic components for the telecommunications industry. In the early
70s he moved his family to Albuquerque to pursue a writing
career and operate Little Professor Bookstore. He published eight
novelstwo of them, Riders to Cibola and Rage in Chupadera,
won Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of Americaand
was working on his ninth. In 1999 he received the Owen Wister Award
for lifetime achievement from the Western Writers of America.
He taught a School of Writing in Taos for
several summers and offered workshops for disabled veterans. He
is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters; a son; two stepchildren;
a sister; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a niece.
Ray Nystrand 59, dean of the University of
Louisvilles School of Education for 20 years, died May 25,
1999, in Louisville, Ky. He was 61.
Born in Maryville, Mo., and raised in the
Chicago suburbs, he earned a BA in history and political science,
an MA in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate
in education from Northwestern University.
He became education dean at Louisville
in 1978 and served the school as Kentucky was restructuring its
elementary and secondary school programs. He also was the presidents
special adviser on athletics, starting in 1987, and was most recently
the vice chairman of the colleges athletic board.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Duval
Nystrand 61, and two daughters.
College English professor Stephen Lacey
65, who introduced hundreds of students to Shakespeare
on trips to England and in an intense combined course and play production,
died March 27, 2000, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was 56.
He came to Cornell from Portland, Ore.,
and graduated with honors in English and history. He earned an MA
in 1969 and a PhD in 1972, both in English from State University
of New York at Buffalo. He taught at the University of California-Santa
Barbara from 1969 to 1975 and at Howard University from 1975 until
returning to Cornell in 1977. A year later he founded Cornells
lesbian and gay support group, serving as its faculty sponsor until
With the introduction of One-Course-At-A-Time
in 1978, he began teaching a Shakespeare comedy course and simultaneously
directing his students in a Shakespearean play. The class and play
ran annually for 15 years, ending in 1992. The program was revived
in 1999 with a production of The Comedy of Errors, featuring guest
director Desmond Barrit, a renowned character actor with the Royal
Shakespeare Company. The Stephen
Lacey Memorial Shakespeare Fund has been established to support
continuation of the play. He is survived by his mother; a brother,
Galen Lacey, of Mount Vernon; a sister; and four nieces and nephews.