Showing Category: Life Stories
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wilfrida Ruiz, 91, died at her home in Berrien Springs on Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the mother of Willyta Ruiz-Wamack, housing coordinator for University Towers, and Luz Ruiz, administrative assistant for the School of Architecture, Art & Design.
Wilfrida dedicated her life as an Adventist educator for 31 years in her native country of Peru. She was preceded in death by her husband Esteban Clodomiro Ruiz who died in 1975. She retired in 1981 and decided to move to the U.S. to join her two daughters in Texas. In 1989 she moved to Berrien Springs, following Willyta and Douglas Wamack who were here to pursue their studies. While at AU, she was able to fulfill her longtime dream that was postponed when she had to take care of her husband after he became ill. In 1995, at age 73, she received her master's degree in Religious Education. Wilfrida slept in Jesus at her home with both daughters at her bedside. She will be surely missed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, at Pioneer Memorial Church. There will be a visitation from 12-1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery will follow. Online messages for the family may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Architecture Missions Group for Palpa School, c/o School of Architecture, Art & Design.
Please remember Willyta, Luz and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Richard Schwarz, prominent Seventh-day Adventist historian, teacher and administrator, passed away last Thursday, May 16, in Hawaii. Schwarz taught at EMC and later Andrews University much of his career, specializing in the history of the Adventist Church. His book, Light Bearers to the Remnant, was published in 1980. He also served in administrative posts late in his career including a brief time as acting president of Andrews University in the early 1980s.
The family is planning a memorial service at Pioneer Memorial Church on Sabbath, July 27, at 4 p.m. Those who wish to may send cards or notes to his wife, Joyce F. Schwarz, 44-115 Nanamoana St, Kaneohe HI 96744.
Please remember the family during this time of sorrow.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Steven P. Vitrano, emeritus professor of preaching, worship and evangelism, died on May 4, 2013, in Auburn, Calif. Vitrano served Andrews University for 40 years, from 1958-1998, as a professor of religion and philosophy, serving both in the religion department as well as the Seminary. Local services include a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, and a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs. Online messages may be left for his family at www.allredfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Raphael Correa, a junior pre-PT student at Andrews University, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, May 4. Due to these injuries, the Correa family will have significant medical expenses. A fundraiser has been established to assist the family. Please also remember Raphael and his family in your prayers as they go through this difficult journey.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 1
12:30-2:30 p.m., Chan Shun Hall Lobby
University family and friends are cordially invited to a come-and-go retirement reception to honor Ann Gibson, professor of accounting, and dean of the School of Business Administration from 1995–2006. Ann has served at Andrews University for more than 20 years.
There will be a special program at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1
4:30-6 p.m., Dining Services, Lincoln Room
University family and friends are cordially invited to a retirement reception to honor Tom Chittick, chair of the Department of Agriculture, for over 20 years of service to Andrews University.