In Memory of Fallen Alumni


Wife of fallen NFL star shares CTE story with Ottawa brain symposium

October 24, 2017

Originally published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 23, 2017 by Wayne Scanlan Lisa McHale was relieved to learn her husband had been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). This, of course, was long after Tom McHale, just 45, had died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose. The news of a degenerative CTE diagnosis,…

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Memorial Day | CPT George A. Wood ‘93
By Chris Field '91

May 26, 2017

CPT George A. Wood ‘93 By Chris Field ‘91 CFA Members & Friends, I received this note from Chris Field regarding our teammate George Wood ’93 which I have included below, along with a link to his Memorial Day article. I’m writing to ask a favor. My wife is currently Active Duty Army, and serves…

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CFA Condolences – Julie Schnuck ’70

February 24, 2017

CFA Members & Friends, It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Julia “Julie” Schnuck (Mather) ’70; a true friend and fan of Cornell Football. We extend our deepest sympathies to our teammate Scott ’72 and the entire Schnuck family at this difficult time. Julie’s Obituary and details…

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Teacher, mentor, trustee Daniel Sisler dies at 87
By Matt Hayes | The Cornell Chronicle

December 1, 2016

The following is an excerpt from a story written by Matt Hayes and originally published in The Cornell Chronicle. Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics and a Cornell trustee emeritus, died Nov. 23 in Ithaca. He was 87. A celebrated teacher and agricultural economist who suffered an…

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Chairman’s Corner
In Memory of Joseph E. Ryan '65

June 18, 2016

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our brother Joe Ryan ‘65. Joe was a first team All-Ivy center on the Big Red football team and proudly served our country as a Navy Seal. He was instrumental in the original formation of the CFA and was a…

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In Memory of Peter Cooley ‘81

May 20, 2016

Our friend and teammate Peter Cooley ’81 passed away unexpectedly (5/13) at his home in Salt Lake City. Pete was an active member of our Cornell football family, and he will always be remembered for his “Big Red” knickers attire at our annual CFA golf outing. He graduated in `81 from the Hotel school and…

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LEE REHERMAN '88 | 7/4/1966 - 2/29/2016

March 4, 2016

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our brother Lee Reherman ‘88. Lee was a standout offensive lineman on the gridiron and will be always remembered as a very tough, smart and affable guy who was loved by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest…

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October 2015 | Phil Ratner ‘66

October 27, 2015

Our friend Phil Ratner ’66 passed away peacefully late yesterday afternoon (10/26) at his home in Laguna. To quote one of his friends, “Phil left a giant footprint on the world”, and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and the people he touched in the industry he loved. Phil was a pillar in…

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