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Joseph Bianchi, who worked in Facilities Management Service, died June 8, 2006. He was 87. Mr. Bianchi retired in 1981. His wife, Betty, is retired from Human Resources and his son, Bill, is the current budget director at RIT. . . . Lynn Van Campbell, who worked as an artist and designer at NTID prior to retiring in 2004, died Aug. 7, 2006, at age 57. She received a B.F.A. from RIT in art and design and a master’s degree in 1980 from RIT’s School for American Crafts. . . . . Burton S. Garrell, a retired professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, died Aug. 26, 2006, at age 83. He joined the RIT faculty in 1972 and was a leader in the early development of the MET program, serving as department chair for several years. He retired in 1990. . . . C. James “Jim” Gleason, died July 5, at age 78. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he served in the Air Force and received a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and master’s from RIT. In 1970 he became an assistant professor of photography at RIT. Mr. Gleason moved to Williamsburg, Va., in 1982, established VISCOM, a freelance photojournalism service, and began work as principal photographer at the College of William and Mary, where he served for 25 years. . . . Florence Hetrick, who retired in 1990 from the College of Continuing Education, died May 2, 2006, at age 81. After retiring, she became an active volunteer in the Henrietta, N.Y., community and was named Antoinette Brown Blackwell Woman of the Year in 2005. . . . Susan Lewis, a staff assistant in Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Business, died April 30, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Lewis worked in the College of Business for more than seven years, and previously served as a receptionist in the University Publications department. She was 57. . . . Mary Menard, an RIT employee for 24 years, died July 2, 2006, after a long illness. She worked in the Office of Admissions, serving most of that time as receptionist/visitor coordinator, until retiring earlier this year. . . . Carol Petote, an instructional developer in the Educational Design Resources Department at NTID, died June 7, 2006. She joined RIT in 1993 and over the years had worked with many faculty and staff on instructional projects. . . . Gladys Taylor, RIT’s first archivist, died Sept. 21, 2006, in Rochester. She was 82. She served as a librarian and archivist for 31 years. . . . Richard Thorpe, head lithographer for RIT for 35 years, died Aug. 28, 2006, at age 77. He served as web press manager for the Technical and Education Center of the Graphic Arts, originally named Graphic Arts Research Center.