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Published Thursday, January 5, Richard G. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a. An additional memorial service is planned this summer. Hoft was professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was active in the community for more than 40 years, a tireless mentor to many students, an accomplished professional engineer and author, steadfast member of Missouri United Methodist Church, and a devoted family man.
Hoft, who most knew as Dick, suffered a massive stroke the evening of Dec. His wife, Merna, remarked: Dick was born on Dec. He was a devoted son and brother but maintained a steadfast ambition to go to college.
He married his high school sweetheart, Merna Collis, on Dec. The couple relocated to Schenectady, N. Among many other significant projects, he helped to develop circuitry for the first nuclear-powered submarine. Dick felt compelled to share his knowledge and determined to become a college professor.
Inthe family moved to Ames, Iowa, where Dick completed his doctorate in electrical engineering in two years.
He was immediately hired as an associate professor at MU and promoted to full professor with tenure within three years.
He gave 35 years of service to MU and mentored more than 30 graduate students who have gone on to be leaders in their field in industry and academia in the United States and throughout the world, including Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea and India.
He directed an internationally recognized power electronics center, conducted important research, consulted for industry and spent eight years as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
His work in power electronics contributed to the development of IBM computers, electrically powered automobiles and modern mass-transit system trains. He received more than 30 grants and contracts, providing substantial outside funding for his research group.
He authored more than 60 technical papers, and his textbooks were translated into three languages. Thomas Lipo, another editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and a contemporary of Dick, described Dick as a "towering figure in the early days of power electronics.
He served as head Boy Scout master for more than eight years. He chaired multiple church-related committees for more than a decade, which ultimately resulted in provision of chaplaincy services for patients in local hospitals.
Mary Beth (Wilt) Carlill, 50, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 6, in Forks, Washington, in a tragic accident. She was born October 6, , in Kansas City, the daughter of Nelda “Sue” (Saunsaucie) and Lawrence Kenneth “Larry” Wilt. Nov 20, Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Theodore J. "Ted" Tippy, father of Gerald, Class of , Daniel, Class of , Ron, Class of , Kenneth, Class . Perserving our Heritage Level 1 Part 1, Moe Ccue C My Box-Spanish 6/Pk, Stone A Visit to the Suez Canal (), T. K. Lynch Ageing, health and care, Christina R. Victor Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast, William S Hanable.
Dick contributed to countless causes and embraced people of all races, nationalities and religious faiths. He was a proud Democrat and, with his wife, Merna, spent much of his retirement years engaged in volunteer work through their church, Kiwanis Golden K chapter and at local hospitals and schools.
Dick also completed 13 marathons after age All who knew Dick were touched by his generosity, warm spirit and determination to make the world a better place. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, former students and professional colleagues around the world.
All were enriched by their interaction with Dick, and the world benefited from his wonderful life. He is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
Tributes can be left online at www. Published Thursday, January 5, Marian S.Anne Sullivan Macy: Anne Sullivan Macy, American teacher of Helen Keller, widely recognized for her achievement in educating to a high level a person without sight, hearing, or normal speech.
Joanna Sullivan, known throughout her life as Anne or Annie, was . Those we love truly never die Though year by year the sad memorial wreath--A ring and flowers, types of life and death--Are laid upon their graves.
Helen Keller in with lifelong companion and teacher Anne Sullivan. Photo taken by Alexander Graham Bell at his School of Vocal Physiology and Mechanics of Speech. Anne Sullivan stayed as a companion to Helen Keller long after she taught her. Charlotte Lavoie, HOPKINTON - Charlotte Lavoie, 86, died Monday, September 7, in initiativeblog.com in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J.
and Mary A. (Rogers) Lavoie. She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and a . Mary Beth (Wilt) Carlill, 50, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 6, in Forks, Washington, in a tragic accident.
She was born October 6, , in Kansas City, the daughter of Nelda “Sue” (Saunsaucie) and Lawrence Kenneth “Larry” Wilt. In Memoriam. Gary Janton Seckel, age 87, died peacefully at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing on Saturday, Nov.
10, He was a pass as President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in , the principle broker of The Seckel Company and was an appraiser for over 57 years focusing on commercial income properties.