In Memory


Mary Ann Bagus

Mary Ann spent 3.5 years at Oberlin, class of '68, but took her degree (and her M.A.) from SUNY

Cause of Death: auto accident
Classmate City: Cleveland
Classmate State: OH
Classmate Country: USA

Finished her degree and an MA at SUNY  Buffalo.

She received her law degree from Cleveland State U in 1981. 


Remembered by Mary Sue Wexler

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11/20/21 08:53 PM #1    

Liz Ryan (Cole)

Why do we look at the lists of classmates who have died?  Who knows what prompts it. But this evening I came across the post about Mary Ann - and I remember so clearly  the letter she wrote me in August of 1964 - before we became roommates in Dascomb.  She had a probem with her back, but she never talked about it, or asked for any sort of help and was a sweet and calm presence in a complicated world. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.

11/21/21 10:45 AM #2    

Edward McKelvey

I really enjoy reading about the people I never knew or didn't know well.  Mary Ann was one of these people.  Thank you, Liz, for providing this window into Mary Ann.

11/21/21 01:37 PM #3    

Judith Klavans

I agree - some people I just have a vague memory of so it's wonderful to hear stories.  Thanks Liz!


11/21/21 02:08 PM #4    

Patrice Tarnoff (Goodkind)

Yes, thank you Liz. I agree. And I appreciate your comments, Edward and Judith. T

hough our bodies are now 75 plus or minus, I know most of us feel - emotionally/mentally - way younger. It is an unexpected and difficult sensation to be experiencing our own physical aging and see our classmates die. Life remains fascinating!

11/21/21 02:58 PM #5    

Stephen Wagner

I can only echo what the rest of you have written.


11/21/21 05:24 PM #6    

Donald Salisbury

I too agree with all of you who have posted. I want to let you know also that I have re-established contact with a couple of our classmates who had `disappeared'. They are Susan Jones, also a physics major, and Mari-Ann (Dotsenko) Kelam. She was a German major and has returned to her family roots in Estonia.

11/21/21 06:27 PM #7    

Edward McKelvey

Also, to answer Liz' original question, sometimes I look to see if I'm on the list. 

11/22/21 07:18 AM #8    

Liz Ryan (Cole)

What a wonderful thread to wake up to this morning.  and Ha ha - yes to see if I am on the list. and also yes to reconnecting with people we lost or at least lost between reunions.  I am loving seeing all the good Bob Baker is doing in his life (Facebook does provide a useful function - how do we use it and stop its abuses).  


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