Alumni Class Notes for June 2021

Jonathon Seidl’s (’09) book 'Finding Rest' is now available for pre-order; longtime chemistry professor at The King’s College, Dr. Carl Gustafson, passed away on May 29.

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Longtime chemistry professor at The King’s College, Dr. Carl Gustafson, passed away on May 29, 2021. His service was held Tuesday, June 8th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Gustafson was 97 years old. You can leave a note for his family here.

Dr. David P. Peltier (’60) passed away peacefully at his home on January 13, 2021. After graduating from The King’s College, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He and his wife Sarah (Thompson) moved to Mansfield in 1967 where David was a history professor, summer school director, and the Dean of Fine Arts. In 1980 they moved to Ada, Ohio where he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences and a history professor at Ohio Northern University. In 2000, he and Sarah retired and moved to Chardon, Ohio where he attended the Chardon United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. Read the full obituary.

Dr. Ralph F. Linstra (’71), founding dean of School of Health Sciences at Liberty University, retired from a 45-year career in education and management.

Debbie Clouser (’80) wrote with news of the passing of her mother, Jean (Conway) Clouser (’50) several years ago. “King’s had meant so much to her. Growing up, as a family we looked forward to Homecoming weekend. My brother Jim (’76) and I graduated from King’s because of that great love our mother had for King’s.”

Jonathon Seidl’s (’09) book, Finding Rest: A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life will be published by Kregel Publications on September 28, 2021. It is now available for pre-order.

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