Donald Opitz, 96, passed away in his sleep, March 3, 2020.
He was born February 12, 1924 to Charles and Catherine Opitz in La Crosse Wisconsin. He is survived by his sister Beatrice Renner (103), son Paul Opitz, son Mark Opitz, his wife Lauren, grandsons Dylan and Ryan, granddaughter Jennifer Bignell, her husband Dane, grandson Allen Jewell, former wife Priscilla Quist and longtime partner Barbara Miller. He was proceeded in death by his daughter Kathy Jewell and brothers Ken and Greg Opitz.
Robert G Josephberg ’72 was recently inducted as a charter member into the Retina Hall of Fame (RHOF), for his special recognition and his significant achievements in the practice of medicine and contributions to the retinal subspecialty.
Eugene G. Schulz, UW ’50 MBA ’51, spent one year in Chicago, then at Northwestern Mutual, retiring as an officer after a 36 year career. Gene served in the U.S. Army for 3 years as a typist, often handing battle orders to be delivered to the front lines.
Lieutenant James Clinton Case, 89, of Pensacola FL passed away on October 27, 2018.
Arnold E. Aronson, Ph.D. died on November 1, 2018, at age 90. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and became a member of the faculty there.
Last year around the time of the Badger/LSU game at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Press Gazette Newspaper wrote a tremendous article about dad and his football connection to both UW and LSU, as both schools were pursuing him when he returned from service. He chose UW, of course:)
Bob Blazer (Class of 1952) and I (Class of ’51) first met in the late ’40s, attending U.W.M. We finished our education in Madison. We had not seen each other for over 30 years, when we finally met, running next to each other, in of all places, the 1982 Boston Marathon.