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In Memoriam

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

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

Bruce R. Panas ’70                       January 3, 2020

Mark E. Novisoff ’70                    November 17, 2019

Douglas P. Maslow                      October 9, 2021

Darryl Wilson                               October 13, 2021

Michael K. Proctor                      September 27, 2021

Herbert J. Bool                            October 15, 2021

John A. Norlander                      October 11, 2021

Frank M. James                           September 14, 2021

Richard (Dick) Nelson ’57         November 22, 2021

Gardner L. Lewis ’61                   October 7, 2021

Ernest C. Sofis ’51                        November 5, 2021

Marianne Eliane Madoff ’89     May 17, 2021

Douglas Edwin Stevens ’67        May 20, 2019

Edwin J. Saeger ’51                      November 27, 2021

Steven L. Moss ’73                       November 23, 2021

Geoffrey B. King ’80                    December 17, 2021

Robert D. Peterson ’52                January 16, 2022

William D. Brown ’57                  January 22, 2022

Richard J. Ferris  ’62                   January 16, 2022     

Ara S. Aftandilian ’83                  September 19, 2021

Jeffrey S. Zimmerman ’75          January 26, 2022

Eugene F. Foster ’51                    January 31, 2022 

Henry L Langknecht ’53             February 4, 2021

Gerald L. Dreher ’67                    December 1, 2021         

Phil Baugh ’96                               April 4, 2022

R. Dale Colle ’83                           February 27, 2022

Dominic Manente MPS ’76         February 14, 2022

Christian W. Ewton ’07                February 22, 2022

Boyd H. Graves ’57                        January 21, 2022

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

Fred J. Eydt ’52                               May 18, 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

 

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.