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James M. Roberts ’50 entered Chapter Eternal on January 8, after a very brief illness. He was 88. Roberts was recognized as a trail-blazing leader in advertising sales and management, winning every available award throughout the course of his 40-year career.
Edward G. Timmerman ’53 entered Chapter Eternal March 1, 2016.
Chad Thomas Myers ’95 entered Chapter Eternal on March 27, 2017 at the age of 43. Chad was a boating enthusiast and avid lover of Michigan State. Chad had one son, Cameron, and lived in Pompano Beach, Fla.


Carleton K. Rush ’47 shares that he has visited all 50 states, every continent except Australia, and the majority of the Caribbean islands. He lives in Rotonda West, Fla. E‑mail:
Richard A. Allen ’50 and his wife, Laurie, live in New Smyrna, Fla. He shares that he has remained active as a ΣΑΕ alumnus. “My membership in ΣΑΕ means a lot to me and has helped me with my business.”
Pete Lehman ’50 lives in Midland, Mich. “It always good to receive news about SAE brothers. Keep up the good work.”
David F. Roberts ’51 has been enjoying his retirement at Ocean Hills Country Club for 17 years. He spends much of his time playing golf. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, Calif.
William L. Shallberg ’51 reports that he graduated from the M.S. Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1955 and was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Ronald J. Nightingale ’55 and his wife, Christine, are planning to move to Naples, Fla., in January 2016. E‑mail:
Cam MacMillan ’56 meets with Robert “Bob” Gasser ’57 and Don Rentschler ’60 regularly in Vero Beach. “Brotherhood unmatched for 62 years.” He and his wife, Amy, live in Vero Beach, Fla. E‑mail:
Robert C. Gasser ’57 wishes Michigan Gamma good luck in securing money for a new chapter house. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Huntertown, Ind.
William A. McLain ’59 shares that he is semi‑retired, and has 10 grandchildren who keep him busy with school events. He enjoys vacationing with his family and staying connected with his ΣΑΕ brothers. Bill lives in Reading, Penn. E‑mail:
Dale H. Koch ’60 shares that he and his wife, Bongahun, enjoy their townhome of four years in a 55+ community in Norristown, Penn. They enjoy traveling often. This year they have traveled to France, Spain, and Portugal. “I’m always happy to hear from ΣΑΕ brothers.” E‑mail:
John D. Hutson ’69 retired in 2000 as the judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy. He served in the navy for 28 years. In 2011, he retired as the dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. John lives in Saint Augustine, Fla.
Peter D. Rayner ’69 and his wife, Linda, loved the Oregon/MSU game last fall. They hope for more MSU and ΣΑΕ events on the West Coast. “Phi Alpha!” They live in Spokane, Wash. E‑mail:

Kirk Barrie Armstrong ’90 opened his own organization: Armstrong Sales Coaching after working almost a decade for a local Sander Sales Training franchise. His training center officially opened in October. Kirk lives in Royal Oak, Mich.

Michael J. Wilk ’13 lives in Sterling Heights, Mich. “Keep up the good work boys; bring the noise. Phi Alpha!” E‑mail:

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