Sigma Chi - University of Missouri

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Xi Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Missouri

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Xi Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Missouri P.O. Box 22548 Kansas City, MO 64113-2548 Address Service Requested The Tiger Sig E X E C U T I V E C O U N C I L Chapter Eternal Albert Darling Sr. '46 entered Chapter Eternal on January 18. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1946, last serving on the USS LSM 4 in the Pacific Theatre. Al was the president of K.C. Envelope Co. and the CEO and president of Darling Envelope Corp. He was a Vanguard Club member, past president of Indian Hills Country Club, member of Hillcrest Duck Club, and a proud sponsor of Ducks Unlimited since 1960. Al was a life member of the NRA, Kansas Rifle Association, and American Legion Post 21 of Independence, Mo. He especially cherished his many pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota. Nothing was more important than his family, especially the many years and special memories at Old Hickory at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was extremely proud of all of his children and fortunate to know and be loved by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Thaddeus C. McCanse '49 entered Chapter Eternal on October 7, 2015. He first served in the Missouri National Guard, the Hound Dogs of Aurora, and then in the U.S. Army, posted in the Aleutian Islands. After five years of service, Thad attended MU, completing his coursework and law school in four years. Thad served as general consul for Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City, and then was a senior partner in James & McCanse. Law and justice were Thad's passions, and he was inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Thad practiced law for more than 55 years. His hobbies included woodcarving, bridge, reading, and tennis into his 90s. Thad was known for his mean left-handed serve, his prominent eyebrows, and his wit. He loved music and would unpredictably burst into song. Thad was a graceful dancer and the life of any party. He had the gift of making people laugh. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, his sister, Janet Mundy, his four children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon E. Wells '52 entered Chapter Eternal on April 14, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army, and traveled to Korea before attending Mizzou in 1948. There, Gordon met the love of his life, Joan Snider (Pinky). He graduated a "true son from Old Mizzou" in 1952 with a liberal arts degree. He also attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Gordon and Pinky were married in 1953 and celebrated 61 years of marriage on December 19, 2014. They have two children, Gordon E. Wells Jr. (Sandy) and Sally L. Wells. Gordon started his banking career in 1952 as a clerk in the Trust Department at the First National Bank of Kansas City, the only bank he ever worked at. He was named First National Bank's president in 1971, and in June 1977, he became the chairman of the board of the bank and eventually the bank holding company. Thomas M. Scott '58 entered Chapter Eternal on August 31, 2015, at the age of 79 at his home in Mission Hills, Kan. In 1958, he married the love of his life, Betty C. Scott, in Kansas City, Mo. After graduation, he spent more than 40 years as a leader in the commercial insurance industry. Since his retirement in 1997, Tom was involved with numerous community and philanthropic activities. He and Betty also have been strong supporters of Wayside Waifs-Kansas City and of Mizzou, where they first met. In 2006, Tom received a doctorate of humane letters, and in 2012 received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. In 2014, Tom was honored with the Significant Sig award from the National Sigma Chi Fraternity organization and remained active with Xi Xi until his death. Tom always sought to find the good in every person and situation. One of his favorite precepts was, "Do more than anyone expects." Everyone who knew him can attest that Tom was a living exemplar of this guidance. Todd A. Sickel '58 entered Chapter Eternal on February 6, 2015. He was a proud member of the 1954 Mizzou baseball NCAA World Series Championship and inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He went on to sign with the Brooklyn Dodgers AAA Team. Todd was an avid golfer, meeting many good golf buddies along his way, but the 19th hole was his favorite. He leaves behind many wonderful friends. Todd was a member of the U.S. Military. Consul Berry Brooks '17 Pro Consul Jack Wirtz '18 Annotator Nick Jenness '17 Quaestor Michael Parisot '17 Risk Manager TJ Gebhardt '17 House Manager Nathan Willet '18 Head Rush Chairman Harrison Fain '17 (636) 236-1389 Assistant Rush Chairman Shea Callahan '18 (816) 835-0677

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