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Cool
Steven James Cool, former Pacific professor, died August 1, 2019 at age 78. He joined Pacific's College of Optometry in 1979. Cool was loved by many for his ability to share knowledge in a way that encouraged learners to see things in a different light and that pushed students out of the dull glare of rote learning into that charged light of discovery. 
Dr. Glenn Freudenberger '62, OD '63 passed away on Sept. 27, 2019 at the age of 88. After earning his degree in optometry from Pacific, Freudenberger became an accomplished photographer and author with a focus on Motorsports, as well as covering the Seahawks and Supersonics for the Wenatchee Daily World. 
Kenneth Box '56 passed away at the age of 88 on Oct. 14, 2019. He received his teaching degree from Pacific in 1959 and then went on to obtain his Masters Degree. After graduation, Box worked at Yamhill High School, where he met Becky, his wife of 62 years. They settled in the Beaverton area where he taught high school and then became an administrator for the Beaverton School District. 
Trevillyan
Terry Trevillyan '61, OD '63 passed away at age 85 on Oct. 14, 2019. Trevillyan was in the Army from 1954-1956, and stationed in England as a High Speed Radio Operator. Terry then attended University of South Dakota, before heading west to Pacific University Optometry School where he received a doctorate in optometry in 1963.
William Crawford (Bill) '42 passed away on Sept. 4, 2019 at the age of 99. Bill was a member of Phi Beta Tau and played football for Pacific during his time here.
Wallace Henry Ruch Jr. '57, OD '58 passed away on Oct. 1, 2019 at age 90. While practicing optometry for forty years, Wallace and his wife Catherine raised three sons and three daughters and were very active in their community.
Margaret Cooper '51 passed away at home in University Place, WA on Sept. 27, 2019 at the age of 90. During her time at Pacific, Margaret was a member of the Madrigal Singers and the Philo Trio and her love of music carried on throughout her life.
Robert J. Fadhl '61, OD '62 peacefully passed away on July 22, 2019 in Surprise, AZ. Fadhl was 80.  Fadhl worked in an optical lab before receiving his doctorate of optometry from Pacific University in 1962. After graduating, he seved in the Army Corps for 20 years. 
In Memory: Marcia Braudt '65 and Frank Braudt '64 both passed away due to complications after a car accident. They were married in Sunnyville, Calif., and moved back to Canyonville, Ore. in 1964 where they became active members of the community. 
William Scott Poxon
In Memory: William Scott Poxon '83 passed away on Aug. 30, 2019 at the age of 61. He was prided on providing excellent optometric care and making himself available both day and night for his patients.

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