Tuesday, November 28, 1995

Obituary: Frank A. Miller - Class of 1930

Frank Miller Dies of Heart Attack

Frank A. Miller, twin brother of The Capital Times Co. President and Treasurer Frederick W. Miller, died of a heart attack Monday while visiting Madison.

Mr. Miller, 83, was a graduate of old Madison Central High School and a 1935 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. A civil engineer by profession, he designed and supervised numerous building projects throughout the country.

He began with the J.L. Simmons Construction Co. in Chicago, which at the time was a giant in the industry.

His projects included three in Madison -- the Wisconsin Center on Langdon Street, the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (commonly called the "Shell'') and the Witte and Sellery Hall dormitory complex at Johnson and Park Streets.

He later worked with the Marvin Davis development business and was involved in several projects in California, including the building of the 20th Century Fox office complex in Beverly Hills.

For the past several years he had been working out of his home in Tucson, Ariz., and was still active in the building business as a consultant.

He was in Madison this week for a brief stopover on his way to Chicago to discuss a large construction project for Michigan Avenue, the famous "Magnificent Mile."

He is survived by his wife Ione, who was with him when he suffered the heart attack; a son, Donald F. Miller of Mt. Horeb; and a daughter, Marcia Miller Rigney, who lives in Apache Junction, Ariz. There are two grandchildren in Mt. Horeb and two in Arizona.

No services or visitation are planned.

Originally published as a news story in The Capital Times on November 28, 1995

Note: Frank Miller's graduation year in based on information in the 1930 Tychoberahn

Thursday, August 17, 1995

Obituary: Marlene Rose ("Molly Rose") DiMartino - Class of 1964

MADISON - Molly Rose, christened Marlene Rose DiMartino, age 49, passed from this life on Friday, August 11, 1995 following a prolonged illness. Molly was a graduate of Madison Central High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, Molly worked at the Oregon School for Girls. Those who knew Molly will remember her for the sincerity of her convictions. She was an advocate and activist for all things pure and good. Molly lived by her convictions. As a senior in high school, she stated her convictions in a Youth in the Pulpit address at First Baptist Church in Madison. "The important thing in the search is not that you find a belief, it's that you find meaning in your life, for it is only when you find honesty and integrity in your belief that you will truly be satisfied." Molly is survived by her sisters, Carla DiMartino Butterfield and Nancy K. DiMartino; her brother, Carl R. DiMartino; many nieces; nephews; aunts; and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Joseph DiMartino; and her mother, Marjorie Nelson DiMartino. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday August 18, 1995 at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 17, 1995 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968).

Note: Molly DiMartino was a member of the Class of 1964 and her photograph is in the 1964 Tychoberahn.

Wednesday, June 28, 1995

Obituary: Herbert E. Cohn

MADISON - Herbert E. Cohn, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 1995. He was a life long resident of Madison [b. Oct. 21, 1913]. He was also a graduate of Madison Central High School. Herb worked as an accountant for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for many years. He was a member of Temple Beth El, and was an ardent University of Wisconsin sports fan and benefactor - especially track and field. Survivors include his wife, Frieda of Madison; two sisters, Ernestine Chechik, and Bernice (Dr. George) Finer, all of Sarasota, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Herb's wishes, there will be no visitation or public funeral service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If friends desire, memorials may be made to the Manfred Swarsensky Memorial Fund at Temple Beth El, or the University of Wisconsin Foundation for Athletic Department Scholarship Fund. Cress Funeral Home 3610 Speedway Road.

Originally published in The Capital Times of June 28, 1995; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)