R. Phillip Loney
Roy Phillip Loney, age 72 of Sewanee, died Feb. 13, 2011, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. He was born in Okemah, Oklahoma., the son of Roy and Grace Loney, and grew up in Glen Rock, Wyoming. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he received a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He taught at Kansas State University and the University of Colorado and worked in Colorado state government. Loney was active in the Colorado Democratic Party, serving as Boulder County chair for 12 years and manager of several campaigns for state and national ofﬁce.
He and his wife, Pat Wiser, moved to Sewanee in 1995. He chaired the Jump Off Fire Hall board and worked on the ﬁre hall’s construction. Loney chaired the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace board for 12 years and served as a Sewanee Utility Board commissioner for eight years, four of those as president. He was an active volunteer for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Friends of duPont Library and served two years on the Sewanee Community Council.
He is survived by his wife and two step-grandchildren, Anthony Avalos of Antioch, Calif., and Shaina Kozlowski of Denver, Colo. A community gathering for friends and community members will be scheduled in the spring. Memorials may be made to CCJP, P.O. Box 307, Sewanee, TN 37375, or Animal Harbor, 25 Walnut Grove Rd., Belvidere, TN 37306.
Mary C. McCleaf
The Sewanee community mourns the death of Mary C. McCleaf on Nov. 4, 2010. The wife of David Clough, Mary’s gentle dedication to watercolor painting, native plants and flowers, hiking, reading and discussing books, and to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival was appreciated by hosts of friends. Mary had been a nursery school teacher, and had taught art to children and adults. We are grateful to Mary and David for their generous support of the Festival.
Katherine Clark Stroud
The Sewanee Summer Music Festival suffered a great loss on Nov. 27, 2010, in the death of longtime friend and supporter Kitty Stroud of Charlottesville, Virginia. Kitty grew up in Sewanee, married Robert E. Stroud, and spent her adult life in Charlottesville where she was active in many charitable and educational organizations. She taught music in area schools, offered music therapy to residents of the Western State Mental Hospital, and was a board member of many significant musical associations in Virginia.
Kitty also valued and supported the musical climate of her home town of Sewanee. The Martha Clark Dugan Artist in Residence SSMF Fund that she established in honor of her mother has enabled the Festival to bring many prestigious artists to perform, teach, and give workshops to our summer musicians. Mark O’Connor’s residency here last summer is the most recent example of Kitty’s generosity. We will continue to appreciate her dedication to music at Sewanee with each visiting artist who graces our stage in future seasons.
82, a native of Sunbury, PA, passed away in Louisville on January 28. Frank was Professor Emeritus of Flute in the UofL School of Music serving from 1959 to 1998 and Principal Flute of the Louisville Orchestra, serving from 1959 to 1989. He was a student in the Bucknell School of Music and later served in the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra before returning to Bucknell to finish his music education degree in 1955. An accountant at the L&N Railroad beginning in 1957 and private teacher of flute when he first arrived in Louisville in 1956, he won the flute chair at the LO and began his UofL teaching of flute and other woodwinds in 1959, finally leaving his accountant position at the railroad in 1968 to devote more time to his expanding teaching role at the university. An accomplished performer, Professor Fuge was an invited soloist for the National Flute Association and recorded with the Louisville Orchestra, including a performance of UofL faculty composer Dan Welcher’s Concerto for Flute. Mr. Fuge was a member of the SSMF faculty and will be greatly missed.