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Obituaries

Sharon Stevenson

Sharon Stevenson passed away Monday, Sept. 28. Stevenson served RIT in a number of ways during the past 25 years. She first worked at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as administrative assistant to William Williams, administrator to the vice president for NTID, and then served in a similar capacity with Robert Frisina in his successive leadership positions across the Institute.

For the past nine years, Stevenson worked for Frisina in the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research. "Sharon was the consummate professional, always modest, warm and generous -- the kind of person upon whom outstanding organizations are built," says Frisina, director of the center. "She has left us with good and positive memories."

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

David Browne

David Browne, a full-time adjunct faculty member in the Department of Food, Hotel and Travel Management, died Sept. 16 as the result of a long battle with cancer. He was 43.

Browne came to RIT's Department of Food, Hotel and Travel Management in 1991 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees. While a student, Browne, an experienced chef, worked for Food Service and cooked often for Liberty Hill events. He joined the faculty in 1993.

"David was highly respected by students and faculty for his expertise in restaurant management, wines and computers," says Francis Domoy, department head. "He also was the faculty coordinator of the annual Puttin' on the RITz Dinner in which RIT and the community beneÞted from his creativity and spirit of giving. Our students and David's colleagues will truly miss all that he meant to the purpose of learning and his strength as a human being."

The family requests that donations be made to the Hospitality Education Fund in David's memory.

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