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In Memoriam

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

Robert James ’54                            January 26, 2021

Jay Treadwell ’61                            February 5, 2021

Arne Sorenson  (Hon CHS)          February 16, 2021

Robert Bernhard ’62                     March 11, 2021

Christopher LeSourd ’63              February 19, 2021

Claire Weston ’54                           May 9, 2019

Susan Patricof ’65                          January 18, 2021

Marjorie Stock ’54                         February 5, 2021

Benn Fass ’77                                 February 25, 2021

Blake Cullen ’58                             March 8, 2021

Edward Taylor ’58                         March 12, 2021

David Scoco ’80                              March 22, 2021

Dylan Clancy ’20                            May 2, 2021

Maurice Angers ’79                       February 21, 2021

David Caples MPS ’80                  March 20, 2021

Jerry Noel ’73                                 November 2020

Jerome Batt ’43                             December 15, 2020

Morton Kimball ’54                      September 7, 2017

Paul Deignan ’62                           May 23, 2021

Wilmot Jones ’56, MBA ’60         January 13, 2021

A. Patrick Papas ’62                      April 18. 2021

Gregg Bidlack ’73                          April 3, 2021

Dylan Clancy ’20                           May 2, 2021

Norman Leslie Rowe IV ’55        June 14, 2021

Peter Plamondon Sr. ’54             August 16, 2020

Frances M Baran ’47                    June 13, 2021

Clive C.L. Chu ’58                         April 11, 2021

Ralph T. DeStefano ’55                June 27, 2021

Lisa Rubenstein Lampert ’91      January 1, 2021

Jennifer Braman Lyons ’86        June 12, 2021

William C. McCormick ’79          January 1, 2019

Norman L. Rowe ’55                    June 14, 2021

Landon M Spilman ’54                June 8, 2021

Lucy H. Williams ‘77                    July 4, 2021

Alexandra Marie Woo ’95           March 30, 2021

Louis Passaro ‘61                          August 10, 2021

 

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.