Photo taken March 1, 2012. In Memoriam.
A rock painted in memory. Photos taken September 2, 2009.
Suzy Vance writes “My father, Elbridge (Fuzzy) Vance, long-time professor in the Oberlin College mathematics department, died February 17, 2007. A Memorial was held for him in May 2007 in Oberlin. My brothers and sister and I really don’t know who painted the rock – maybe someone who knew him who knew we were having a memorial for him that weekend. Anyway – we don’t know who did it and we don’t know what “The Other White Meat” means… and who knows, maybe Fuzzy doesn’t even refer to our dad (that WAS what people have called him since college). People in the photo: Trip Beynon, Doug Vance on the left – me, my sister Emily Beynon and Kathy Vance (Doug’s wife) on the right. Missing are Peter (my brother) and Ellie (his wife).” Thanks for the story and photo, Suzy. Can anyone tell us for sure if the rock was a memorial to Fuzzy Vance?
Photographed May 2, 2009.
This photo was contributed by Katie Laushman who writes: This one was done for the Goldsmith family, when Peter Goldsmith, the Dean of Students, died in 2004. His son Ben and I are good friends. I believe we painted on April 23rd or 24th to honor Peter. Thank you for the photo, Katie.