Theta Xi - Bradley University

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Alpha Sigma Chapter of Theta Xi at Bradley University

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 5 of 5

THE TAXI NEWS ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER OF THETA XI • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY Alpha Sigma Association of Theta Xi 105 Canterbury Lane #1041 Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Address Service Requested This newsletter is intended for Theta Xi alumni and parents. If your son is still attending Bradley University, he will receive a copy at the chapter house. If he is no longer in school, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Thank you. Chapter eternal James B. Conklin '51 entered Chapter Eternal peacefully in his sleep on December 5, 2015. He was a gifted trumpet player and played in a jazz band circuit in Chicago clubs. In 1943, James joined the Army to support his family after his father's death. After the war, he graduated from college and returned home to Chicago, where he accepted a job with Doty & Doty Accounting Firm auditing large Chicago firms. James married Joanne Urban on April 9, 1960, and they settled in Park Ridge, Ill., in 1963, where they raised their family. After Doty & Doty Accounting, he worked for F&F Laboratories, where he worked his way up to vice president of finance/ comptroller. James retired in 1988 to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and spent winters in Marco Island, Fla. He loved his family and friends dearly and enjoyed celebrating the goodness of life with them. James also loved golfing and boating. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, nieces, a nephew, and great-nieces and great- nephews. Charles "Chuck" E. Skillman '53 entered Chapter Eternal on October 16, 2015. He is survived by his two sons and two grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends. William J. Grogan '58 entered Chapter Eternal on February 17, 2015. He was engaged in farming for 30 years and later owned JJ's Package Store in Fairfield, Ill. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, who is a 1959 graduate from Bradly University; their two children, Bill, who graduated from Bradley in 1984, and Patricia; and three grandchildren. CHAPTER OFFICERS President Max Rydell '17 | Elgin, Ill. | (224) 535-1868 Vice President Matt Mathius '17 | Lemont, Ill. Treasurer Trent Hootman '17 | Canton, Ill. Recruitment Chairman Clay Darrow '18 | Hudson, Ill. | (309) 826-7894 Secretary Mark O'Neal '17 | Mount Prospect, Ill. House Manager Andrew Wiersema '17 | Chadwick, Ill. Scholarship Chairman Chris Leonard '18 | Palatine, Ill. WELCOME, NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Reid Chapman '20 Grayslake, Ill. Jordan Ingram '19 St. Louis, Mo. Noah Isenhower '20 Fremont, Wis. Ryan Kopp '20 Arlington Heights, Ill. John McCutcheon '20 Ladd, Ill. Andrew Puente '20 Des Plaines, Ill. Kiernan Robinson '20 Ottawa, Ill. Joseph Tarnowski '20 Grayslake, Ill. Alpha Sigma Website Alpha Sigma Online Giving donate Chapter Facebook Theta Xi Fraternity - Alpha Sigma Chapter (Bradley Univ.) Private Facebook Group Theta Xi Bradley University

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Theta Xi - Bradley University - Fall 2016 Newsletter