The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVI, Issue 11
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
Nov. 10, 2000

Page OneGrain & ChaffObituariesLetters to the ChronicleArchivesFeedbackWeekly Bulletin

Page OneGrain & ChaffObituariesLetters to the ChronicleArchivesFeedbackWeekly Bulletin





Thomas B. Campion

Thomas B. Campion, 84, of Lebanon, N.H., a retired vice chancellor for Administrative Services and former lecturer A, died Nov. 3.

He served the University for just over three years before retiring in 1974 to teach courses in business policy, the environment and production.

Other positions he held included director of operations at The New York Times, where he worked in a number of capacities for 22 years. He also worked as a fund-raiser at Dartmouth College, focusing on creating a Parents Fund for non-alumni parents to contribute through and making the campus more welcoming to foreign students, a number of whom lived with his family over the years. When he retired from Dartmouth in 1987, the college set up the Thomas B. Campion Scholarship to support an undergraduate each year.

He leaves his wife, Nardi Reeder Campion; four sons, Thomas B. of Ketchum, Idaho, Edward W. of Boston, Toby of Los Angeles, and Russell of Chicago; a daughter, Narcissa of Boston; and eight grandchildren.

James B. Ludtke

James B. Ludtke, 76, of Hyannisport, a retired professor of General Business and Finance, died at home Nov. 3.

He served the University for more than 34 years before retiring in 1986. In addition to chairing the Department of General Business and Finance for 13 years, he was secretary of the Faculty Senate, chair of the senate's Budget Committee and Program and Budget Council, chair of the School of Business Administration's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and faculty representative to the Multi-Campus Budget Committee.

A lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, he had served in the Pacific during World War II during four years of full-time service for the Navy.

The author of "The American Financial Systems: Markets and Institutions," he helped to establish the "flow of funds" concept as an important concept in teaching financial theory. He was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Industrial Management and had a Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship to a summer program at Harvard Business School.

He received a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D., all in economics from the University of Iowa.

He enjoyed tennis, sailing, swimming and golf.

He leaves his wife, five children, three grandchildren, and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Tumor Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston 02114; to the University of Massachusetts, c/o Development Office, Memorial Hall; or to Iowa University, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Terrence B. Owen

Terrence B. Owen, 47, of Belchertown, a skilled laborer in Physical Plant, died Oct. 28 at home.

He served the University for 19 years. He had also served in the U.S. Navy.

He leaves three sisters, Judythe Orndoff and Cheryl Opalenik, both of Belchertown, and Pamela of Harvard; and a brother, Rick of Belchertown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish of Western and Central Massachusetts, 1 Armory Square, Springfield 01105 or Shriner's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield 01104.

Sally L. Tripp

Sally L. Tripp, 65, of Amherst, a retired nurse for University Health Services, died Oct. 30.

She served the University for 20 years before retiring Jan. 1. She also had been the program director for senior health services at the Hampshire County Visiting Nurse Association in Northampton, as a nurse practitioner for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and as assistant professor and director of the Wellness Center at Our Lady of the College in Chicopee.

She leaves a brother, Richard, of Bolton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice Alliance, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton 01060.

Kenneth E. Williams

Kenneth E. Williams, 78, of Montague Center, a retired staff assistant in Engineering administration, died Nov. 1.

He served the University for 34 years before retiring in 1986.

A graduate of Turners Falls High School, he served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for many years and was associated with the Pine Brook Camp in Shutesbury. He was also a longtime member of the North Leverett Baptist Church.

He leaves his wife, the former Ethel L. Glazier; two sons, Richard K. of Leverett and Larry R. of Montague, a master scientific glassblower for Research Services Laboratories; a daughter, Lillian J. Hartley of Roseville, Minn.; a brother, Allen W. of Leverett; a sister, Beverly M. LaClaire of Poland Spring, Me.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Brook Camp, Camp Anderson (attention of Kevin Williams, director), 210 Lake Shore Rd., Shutesbury 01072.

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