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Dennis Kinlaw, MA’61, PhD’67, of Wilmore, Kentucky, who served two tenures as president of Asbury University, died on April 10. He was 94. As president from 1968-81 and 1986-91, he charted the course for a period of spiritual revival, academic enrichment and unprecedented enrollment growth at the Christian multidenominational liberal-arts school. He graduated from Asbury in 1943. He leaves five children: Beth, Dennis Jr., Katy, Sally and Susie. Chana Bloch, MA’63, MA’65, a poet, faculty member, translator and scholar closely affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, died on May 19 after a four-year battle with cancer. She received a doctorate in English from the school, then served as a Hebrew instructor in the 1970s, and a guest lecturer in Near Eastern studies and comparative literature. Her sixth and final poetry book, “The Moon Is Almost Full,” was released in September. Gil Hersh ’65, of Fort Collins, Colorado, died on Dec. 3 after suffering a stroke while visiting family in California. He was a teacher, researcher and mentor to students at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he was active in the Jewish communities of Fort Collins, Greeley and Boulder. He is survived by his mother, Beverly; ex-wife Nina; children Orly, Jessica, Eliza, Aaron and Eve; six grandchildren; and sisters Sue and Barbara. Rudy Honsey, MA’66, of Mankato, Minnesota, the longest-serving professor in the history of Bethany Lutheran College, died on May 11. He was 98. For 47 years, Rudy taught Hebrew at the college and seminary. He also taught history, religion, Greek, Latin and Norwegian.

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