In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2017-18

University School of Milwaukee wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed alumni and friends. We thank them for enriching our lives throughout their friendship.

Henry (Chip) Holt Uihlein Jr. MCDS’63 passed away on July 5, 2017, at the age of 72. Beloved older brother of Chris ’65, Phil ’68 and Richard ’72 (Lauralee) and cousin of Sandy (Nancy) Martin. Loving father of Jennifer ’88 and Marnie ’91 (Jonathan) Omer. Proud grandfather of Anna ’19 and Tyler ’22 Straszewski and Aston ’27 Omer. Preceded in death by his parents Polly ’38 and Henry ’39 Uihlein.

Chip attended Milwaukee Country Day School from 3-year old kindergarten through graduation in 1963. He attended the University of Vermont (UVM) with one of his lifelong friends, Jim Klode Jr. MCDS’63, and they both graduated from UVM in 1967. UVM was where he met and married Betsy, the mother of Jennifer and Marnie. Chip was a remarkable athlete and excelled in baseball, football, and hockey. Chip was one of the original non-scholarship hockey players at UVM and was inducted into the UVM Hall of Fame in 1989.

Although a diligent and committed business executive, as illustrated by his 40-year career with NCR Corporation and U-Line Corporation, his true passion was youth hockey. He coached, mentored, and administrated for the Milwaukee Winter Club for more than 20 years, where he impacted the lives of many young players. He was a significant donor to the renovations of the Polly and Henry Uihlein Sr. Ice Arena and presented the Henry H. Uihlein Sportsmanship Trophy (named for his late father) each year during the Upper School honors assembly with great pride. His family continually supported USM’s faculty and the scholarship program through the endowed funds they established and maintained throughout many years. Most recently, Chip and his brothers supported the Our Common Bond capital campaign with a leadership gift that will be recognized with the naming of the USM Athletic Hall of Fame wall.

Chip had many personal and professional accomplishments, but they are only the details of his life. The quintessential elements of who Chip was, his greatest gift and legacy, are kindness, generosity, and love. He was a true family man, unconditional friend, and gentleman.


1920s

Gertrude Buss Couch Ph.D. MDS’27 – June 19, 2017, Silver Spring, MD

1930s

D. Ian Thiermann MCDS’36 – April 28, 2017, Ben Lomond, Calif.

Betty Newald Hart MUS’37 – June 16, 2017, Tucson, Ariz.

Gordon I. Lindemann MCDS’38 – June 10, 2017, Milwaukee

Barbara Berger Randolph MUS’39 – March 7, 2017, Denver

1940s

Betty-Alice Friend Anderson MDS’40 – Sept. 8, 2017, Hartland, Wis.

Edith Lillie McGovern MDS’40 – June 3, 2017, Winnetka, Ill.

Margaret Bloomfield Grant MUS’41 – June 14, 2017, Philadelphia

Richard J. O’Malley MUS’41 – April 2, 2017, Mequon, Wis.

Mary Ann Neacy Barrows MUS’42 – Sept. 9, 2017, Franklin, Wis.

Dr. Harry R. Foerster Jr. MCDS’42 – Oct. 12, 2017, Milwaukee

Charles S. Read MCDS’44 – May 29, 2017, Mequon, Wis.

Mary Bulmahn Speck MDS’45 – May 21, 2012, Glendora, Calif.

Truman Hedding MCDS’46 – July 17, 2017, Mesa, Ariz.

James F. Hornig Ph.D. MUS’46 – June 12, 2017, Oakmont, Penn.

Betsy Whiteside Huntress MDS’46 – June 13, 2017, Stamford, Conn.

Suzanne Rohn Schmidt MUS’46 – Sept. 6, 2017, Grafton, Wis.

Louise Ott Van Antwerpen MUS’46 – Aug. 10, 2017, Hartland, Wis.

Myron Laskin Jr. MCDS’48 – Sept. 23, 2017, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Jean Allen Neal MUS’49 – July 12, 2017, Oconomowoc, Wis.

1950s

Joan Nason MDS’50 – Sept. 17, 2017, Milwaukee

Ralph B. Vogel MUS’52 – July 17, 2017, Hobe Sound, Fla.

Ellen Hering Langenhahn MDS’53 – Oct. 31, 2017, Mequon, Wis.

Jonathan W. Rose MCDS’55 – Oct. 16, 2016, San Ramon, Calif.

Thomas E. Wigdale MCDS’55 – June 8, 2017, Mequon, Wis.

Elizabeth Bliedung Brown MDS’56 – March 17, 2017, San Antonio, Texas

Eleni Stacy Camino MDS’57 – June 3, 2017, Lake Forest, Ill.

Judith Brown Holbrook MDS’58 – Nov. 4, 2017, Shorewood, Wis.

Mac I. Sawyer MUS’58 – Dec. 23, 2016, Lake Oswego, Ore.

Gail Watson VanderLaan MDS’58 – May 6, 2017, Owings Mills, MD

Judith Poole McAlister MDS’59 – 2014, Tucson, Ariz.

1960s

Judith Werner MUS’60 – Milwaukee

John R. Werner MUS’63 – Sept. 5, 2015, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Robert D. Brennan MUS’63 – Aug. 28, 2017, Grafton, Wis.

Friends

Gary Jungkuntz – Sept. 22, 2017, Colgate, Wis.
Husband of former Lower School Teacher Kathy Jungkuntz

Dave Kosmider – Aug. 2, 2017, Summerfield, Fla.
Husband of retired Lower School Teacher Marilyn Kosmider

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