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In Memoriam

We have recently been informed of the following Hotelies that have passed.

Karl A. Rueck ’62                           March 25, 2022

Gregory C. Crown ’71                    March 12, 2022

Elizabeth C. Booth ’50                  March 23, 2022

Joseph Edmund Mihm ’64          March 28, 2022

Herbert R. Behrens ’48                 August 14, 2019

William J. Sibal ’64                        January 6, 2022

Donald A. Ross ’54                         March 4, 2021

Billy Jerome Donovan ’15             April 24, 2022

George Sporn ’69                            April 18, 2022

Ernest J. Acquaro ’73                     May 6, 2022

John J. Donahoe ’54                      May 19, 2022

George A. Sporn ’69                       April 18, 2022

David Lee Brooke ’50                     May 7, 2022

Angad Singh Jaspal ’21                  May 21, 2022

Roberto E. Wirth ’75                       June 5, 2022

Andrea Monique Wills ’97             August 21, 2022

Bonnie Schmidt ’69                        January 1, 2001

Fred J. Eydt ’52                               May 17, 2022

James Edward Bertera ’68            September 19, 2020

Mark H. Fleischman ’61                 July 13, 2022

Wilma Aeder ’55                              March 12, 2021

Thomas J. Chegash ’71                    June 24, 2022

Arthur B. Harron ’63                      July 21, 2022

Donald M. Jacobs ’55                     June 20, 2022

Kevin M. Duffy ’89                          January 11, 2022

Stephen D. Williams ’82                July 30, 2022

Geoffrey B. King ’80                        December 17, 2021

Amory M. Houghton ’55                 July 14, 2022

Spero K. Davis ’54                            July 19, 2022

Peter H. Plamondon ’54                  August 16, 2020

Tim Durnford ‘GR                            August 14, 2022

Robert G. Shaw ’72                           September 10, 2022

George P. Sideris ’69                        November 14, 2021

Lee Sterling ’58                                 July 24, 2022

Larry B. Russell ’60                          September 10, 2022

Adalberto M. Stratta ’59                   May 12, 2022

Gerald C. Finaldi ’59                          October 18, 2022

Craig Allison Moore ’61                     September 2, 2022

Stanley Orr ’57                                     October 4, 2022

Arthur V. Palmer ’50                          November 12, 2022

Sally Ann Lavery ’57                           September 30, 2022

Donald Massagli ’72                           January 1, 2021

Karl Lehmann ’61                               November 15, 2022

Michael Kay ’61                                   January 19, 2023

Seth S. Levine ’64                               December 22, 2022

Peter G. Bolanis ’51                            December 19, 2022

Anne Schoff Bullock ’56                    January 11, 2023

In Memoriam – Arne Sorenson (Hon)

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) mourns the loss of Arne Sorenson (Hon), the late President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc.  In 2018, Mr. Sorenson was elected to be an honorary lifetime member of CHS after receiving the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 2018 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award.

During his tenure Mr. Sorenson supported the continued recruitment, and development, of many Hotelies within the Marriott organization.  In January of 2017, Mr. Sorenson hosted members of the Hotel School faculty at Marriott headquarters and shared his thoughts on the hospitality industry.

 

Below, Mr. Sorenson receives his Honorary Lifetime CHS Membership from Dean Kate Walsh, Bill Minnock ’79, Cheryl Boyer ’87, and Dexter Wood ’87.

 

In Memoriam – Jay Treadwell ’61

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) grieves the loss of Jay Treadwell ’61.  Jay is survived by his wife Peggy, who accompanied Jay to many CHS events around the world.  In 2008, Jay served as the Global President of CHS.

In 2019, Jay shared his thoughts about being a Hotelie for Life®.

 

“When I graduated from the Hotel School in 1961, I figured I was ‘finished’ with going to school. I joined the Navy and was sent to the west coast to run an Officers Club. For a long time, I seemed to ‘absent’ the Hotel School and Cornell from my life.

I moved to Washington D.C. to take over the operation of the U.S. Senate foodservice operation in 1975. My involvement since then has been uninterrupted and fulfilling, to include my wife, Peggy, and I made a sizable endowment for Hotel School students to study abroad, as hospitality is a global industry. The students who vied for and won this opportunity are just spectacular. We have always been proud to make this possible for Hotelies.

My involvement since then has been uninterrupted and fulfilling, to include my wife, Peggy, and I made a sizable endowment for Hotel School students to study abroad, as hospitality is a global industry. The students who vied for and won this opportunity are just spectacular. We have always been proud to make this possible for Hotelies.

After a meaningful and rewarding career in foodservice executive leadership and later, consulting, I had to retire in 2016 when I contracted a rare form of brain cancer, but miraculously have kept the brain and liver tumors under control. I give faith and friends the credit for that, for which I thank both equally. Among those friends are my fellow Hotelies for LIFE.”

 

As noted above, Jay truly appreciated the global nature of the hospitality industry.  In 2018 Jay and Peggy established the Jay & Peggy Treadwell International Travel Award which provides SHA students with international travel and learning opportunities.

To honor Jay, please consider donating to the Jay & Peggy Treadwell International Travel Award: https://cornellhotelsociety.com/scholarships/

Below are several pictures of Jay and Peggy enjoying their time with Hotelies around the world.