December 17, 2013

Daniel T. Campbell

CAMPBELL - Daniel T., Esq. of Campbell & Associates in Floral Park died on December 13th at age 67 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. He is survived by his devoted wife Margaret (nee Garrand); three loving sons; Colin, Curtis (Beth) and Cliff (Kristen) and loyal sister Mary E. Beatty. Dan was predeceased by brothers Bill and Frank, parents Mary and William and stepmother Bess. He will be sorely missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, lifelong friends, SFT friends, clients and colleagues. Dan earned his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School, and was an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, chairing several committees. He was also a proud veteran after having served as an interceptor in the ASA in Berlin in the 1960's. Dan was a co-founder of the Floral Park Youth Council and a Member of the Chamber of Commerce, K of C, American Legion and Lions. He enjoyed running, including the NYC Marathon, scouting and sportsith his sons, camping, cooking and traveling a good deal. Family and friends may call at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, 29 Atlantic Ave., Floral Park (by the LIRR station) from 2-5 and 7-9:30 P.M. on Monday, December 16th. Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady of Victory Church, Floral Park on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:30 A.M. Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Dan's name would greatly appreciated

April 21, 2013

David L. Mielke

David L. Mielke, 66, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter in Fullerton, Nebraska, after a brief period following a stroke.

A private memorial service will be held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, at a later date.

Dave was born March 7, 1947, in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, to LeRoy and Marlys (Titcomb) Mielke. He grew up in Lacrosse and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dave spent four years in the US Army as an interceptor and translator in Berlin Germany. He was very proud of his time in the Service, and of the lifelong friendships he made during that time. After his time in the Army, he worked many jobs, ranging from the oil fields of Texas to a mental health facility in Wisconsin. Work was simply a means to pay the bills though, while he pursued his true passion of writing. Dave authored numerous short stories and self-published two books. He was working on another book at the time of his death.

Dave followed the politics of the world closely, and would often share his opinions with anyone he could talk into debating. He passed along his love of writing to both his daughters; and his love of good music to his grandkids. He enjoyed anything to do with motorcycles, loved to grow tomatoes, loved his cat Ossie, and never turned down a good piece of lasagna.

In Dave’s own words “Life is suffering, life is Joy. I’ve never achieved much in the eyes of the world but I’ve loved and suffered to the full extent of my being. I look back on an unusual life, but at least it has been interesting…Blessed be the body and health to all its parts. See Ya Around.”

Dave is survived by:
Daughter - Heather (Pete) Buttaro of Columbus, NE
Daughter – Sarah Mielke of Englewood, CO
Grandchildren - Jazz, Riley, and Mason Buttaro of Columbus, NE
Great Granddaughter - Journey Pritchard of Columbus, NE
Father - LeRoy (Joan) Mielke of Tavernier FL
Sister - Janis Bunck of RioVista, CA
Sister - Zoe Miegs of Ft. Worth TX
Brother - Jerry (Karen) Mielke of Cudahy, WI
His cat Ossie
Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends

Dave was preceded in death by:
Mother - Marlys Titcomb Mielke
Brother-in-law - Peder Bunck
Grandparents and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins 

One of Dave's books was a novel about Teufelsberg, written under the pen name David Von Norden: Death On Devil's Mountain.

February 26, 2013

James F. Cashman

James F. Cashman, age 66, the John R. Miller Professor of Management at the University of Alabama, lost his battle with gastric cancer on Friday, Dec. 2, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Cashman was an accomplished scholar and taught in the management and marketing program in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University. After completing his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the University of Illinois, Cashman joined the UA faculty in 1975.

In addition to working with the University of Alabama, Cashman was also a visiting professor at the University of Northumbria, England and worked with the Business School of Durham University in England. Cashman was most noted for his cutting edge research in the area of Leader-Membership Exchange Theory.

Cashman also worked extensively with the auto industry, including General Motors and lead consultants in the development of Saturn Corporation’s organizational development and design program.

Cashman served on the board of Gulf States Paper for many years, as well as on the board of Alabama Heritage Magazine. He helped the University and the community through his participation in the Harrison Radiator/Rochester Products Project, which saved jobs in Tuscaloosa.

He was also a well-known management expert for many different auto manufacturers. Cashman’s opinion has been sought out worldwide from newspapers, magazines and National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Outside of scholarly achievements, Cashman served during the Vietnam War as an expert in the German language with the National Security Agency in Berlin.  Of all his accomplishments, Cashman was most proud of his work here at the University. Throughout his career, he taught thousands of undergraduate, graduate and master’s and doctoral students.

Cashman was also an advisor to the Alabama Racquetball Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and co-founder of the Women’s Crew Team. For the past ten years, he helped co-found and build the Business Honors Program within the College of Commerce and Business administration.

Sarah Shannahan, a senior majoring in accounting, said she got to know Cashman through her involvement in the Business Honors Program over the past two years.
“He wasn’t just an ordinary teacher, but he was a great resource for knowledge, life advice and professional contacts,” Shannahan said. Cashman became particularly involved in one of her projects involving the analysis of alternative fuels and the future implementation in University vehicles. Shannahan said she could expect an email from him just about every day with a new direction to take on the project, person to contact or an informative article related to the project.

“I think that shows just how much he cared about his job and especially his students,” she said. “His excitement for our success, whether it be in class or in our careers, was inspiring and encouraging to say the least.”  Shannahan said he was by far her favorite professor at the University and that Cashman was undoubtedly beloved by all of his students.

“Dr. Cashman truly cared about each and every one of his students, and we all cared about him just the same,” she said.  “We saw him struggle through his sickness throughout this semester, and he was constantly in my prayers. I am so fortunate I had the opportunity to get to know Dr. Cashman. There is no telling how many lives he touched throughout his career at Alabama”

Mark Lail also got to know Cashman through his involvement with BHP. Lail said the thing that made him stand out was his constant enthusiasm and excitement for teaching and guiding his students every day.  “He truly cared about each one of us and it showed through his teaching every day,” Lail said.

Lail said Cashman taught him how to be a professional no matter what the situation is.
“He was always prepared and ready to work,” he said. “The lessons I learned from him weren’t merely academic, they were life skills and things that will allow me to succeed in work and life.”

Rebecca Hedrick, a senior majoring in marketing, said Cashman was one of the most inspiring and motivating professors she has had.  Hedrick first met Cashman her sophomore year in her MGT 300 class. It was then she discovered his joy for education and life in general.

“He greeted me every class with a smile and a laugh,” she said. “Through the next two years, he invested so much in me. I am grateful for the time he took and the many conversations he had with me about my passions and goals.  “He encouraged me to reach beyond what I thought I was capable of, and never let me leave without reminding me, ‘Becca, you are great.’”

Last semester, Hedrick transferred home because of illness and she said Cashman kept in touch with her almost every week of the semester to check on her and even supervised an independent study for her in the summer “I still can’t believe how quickly his time went, and I know that I will dearly miss him,” she said. “I wish I could tell him how much of an impact he has had on my life, and I definitely attribute any future success I might have as a result of his role in my experience at the University of Alabama.”

In honor of Cashman, donations can be made to the University of Alabama and specified either to the Jim Cashman Business Honors Award Fund or the University of Alabama Women’s Crew Team.

Donations can be made online at the UA Web site or by check mailed to: Charlie Adair, Director of Development, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, Box 87223, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Please specify whether to direct the donation to the Honors Award or the Women’s Crew Team.

January 28, 2013

George d'Aumale DeBuchanne III

GEORGE D'AUMALE DeBUCHANANNE, III Of Silver Spring, MD passed at Casey House on Saturday, January 26, 2013, after a long struggle with lung cancer.

He is survived by his wife Vera, son Alec, mother Mary C. DeBuchananne, sisters Jean (Alfred) Hurst and Marilyn (Robert) Innis, and brothers Jon (Linda), James, David (Carolyn), and Daniel (Agnes). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. He was predeceased by his father George D. DeBuchananne, Jr.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, January 29, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 or Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902.

To see some of George's photographs, click here.