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Service of Commemoration to Be Held March 20 in Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University will hold its third annual Service of Commemoration—honoring faculty, staff, retirees, students and trustees who passed away in the period of Jan. 1, 2018-March 20, 2019—on Wednesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
The service will include prayer and music by University Organist Anne Laver and the Hendricks Chapel Choir, led by director Peppie Calvar. Communication Access Real-Time Translation and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available. To request accommodations, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or email@example.com.
The names of those who have passed away will be read and candles will be lit collectively in their memory. Remarks will be offered by Chancellor Kent Syverud and other members of the University community.
The service is held annually and is inspired by the Remembrance Scholars’ motto of “Look Back, Act Forward,” a call to action to remember those we have lost and act forward in their memory.
“Our campus community includes an inspiring collection of students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and friends,” says Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol. “The Service of Commemoration creates a sacred space for us to pause, gather, grieve, pay respects and discern how we can best honor the legacies of those who came before by offering a thriving world to those who will one day come after us. This is a special opportunity.”
Those who will be honored at this year’s ceremony are:
Robert Acierno, Christopher Aliberto, Stanley Alten, John Anderson, Rita Baker, Joseph Barrette, George Bodine, Mary Bromka, Carol Brooks, James Brower, Suzanne Candela, Roger Casanova, Alexander Charters, Cynthia Clark, Phyllis Creamer, Virginia Denton, Carrie Dischiave, Mary Dunham, Frederick Easton, Frances Fedrizzi, Josephine Finn, Emma Jean Freeman, William Garrison, Karen Gaughan, Christopher (Chris) Gedney, Patricia Grimsley.
Also, Roger Hahn, Barbara Harris, Anne Hayes, Gerald Hinman, Gloria Hooper-Rasberry, Edward Ihle, Donna Johnson, Kermit Lee Jr., Maria-Luisa Lee, Lowell Lingo, Geoffrey Mace, Kathleen MacLachlan, Stephen Mahan, Margaret Maher, John Mallan, Beverly Martin, Mary Ann McClanahan, Robin Medler, Michael Michalski, Ephraim Mizruchi, Ruth Mizruchi, Franklin Morris, Faith Noonan.
Also, Mary O’Brien, Otway Pardee, Ann Parker, Norman Paul, Robert Pickett, Gunter Remmling, Joan Roberts, Fritz Rohrlich, Muriel Salmonsen, Joseph Scala Jr., Rita Schlegel, Baxter Simmons, Joan Simonetta, Dorothy Skandalis, Catherine Sococcio, Silviu Stern, David Tigner, Thomas Vedder, Richard Vook, Elaine Wackerow, Marion Warner, Scott Watson, Olga Weber-Thompson, Zina Wiley, Christine Yackel, Elizabeth Zahora and Josef Zwislocki.
Brianna Herrera and Jason Starzyk
Gerald Cramer, Joseph Lampe, Alvin Schragis, Ann Stevenson and Martin Whitman
A reception will follow in the chapel’s Noble Room. There, a remembrance book will be available for inscription. For more information about the service, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.
The following week, in order to continue to provide a community of support, Hendricks Chapel will sponsor “A Dinner Conversation on Spirituality, Loss and Grief” on Tuesday, March 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. Following a free dinner, chaplains from a diversity of religious, spiritual, moral and ethical perspectives will provide participants with a casual and inclusive opportunity to share their stories, listen to others and build community for the sake of peace and healing.
American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided upon request. For more information, please contact Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.