We are sorry to hear of the passing of Wendy Comstock. Wendy’s smiling and positive appearance at almost all the Club convention has been an inspiration. Among other things she and her husband Mark Comstock were always the ones giving out the watermelons at our traditional watermelon fest at the convention.
Wendy Comstock (1952-2016)
Jean Trousdale (1933-2016)
Edward Earl (1964-2015)
Jack Parsell (1921-2015)
Jack Baker (1936-2015)
Adam Helman (1960-2015)
Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (1928-2013)
Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (February 12, 1928-May 2, 2013) who was the second person to complete all 50 states when he did it on December 4, 1970, passed at his family home in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Bob Mitchler (1920-2012)
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Bob Mitchler, a kindly gentleman who was a regular convention attendee along with his wife Helen.
Bob, a World War II Navy vet and a former Illinois state senator, is the father of newsletter editor and 2012 Oregon host John Mitchler. Bob attended five conventions and summited 11 highpoints starting with Wheeler Peak which he did in 1994 at the age of 74 when he was attending the New Mexico convention.
*‘Even as he got older, he was still a driving force’ – The Beacon-News
*Former State Senator Robert Mitchler Dies at 91 – Oswego Patch
*Photos: Remembering Former State Senator Robert Mitchler – Yorkville Patch
*Mitchler celebrates 90th birthday with family, canoe race – The Fox Valley Labor News (June 8, 2010) – His 90th celebrated with sons John and Kurt, floating down the Fox River in the 49th annual Mid-American Canoe & Kayak race.
Bill Strickland (1921-2011)
We are sorry to hear the passing of Bill Strickland. Bill and his wife Lee were fixtures at many conventions and an immense help to Mother Merc Jean Trousdale. They were co-hosts of the Oklahoma convention. Bill started highpointing at age 70 and did 31 highpoints. Below is his obituary.
Robert L. “Bob” Brown (Woodall Mountain Owner) (1928-2011)
We were sorry to hear in Ohio that Woodall Mountain, Mississippi, owner Robert L. “Bob” Brown had passed on July 4, 2011. Mr. Brown has been very generous to the club permitting access to the summit even when he could have cut off the private drive. We regret that he could not attend the unveiling of the rock on the summit during the Mississippi convention last October. His son “Bob-O” worked with the club to get the rock and was awarded a Frank Ashley Award at the 2011 convention (which Bob could not attend).
In a sign of his modesty no mention of ownership of the mountain appeared in the obituaries. Histories of Iuka noted that he lived in a house where Nathan B Forrest made his headquarters during the Battle of Iuka during the American Civil War.