Chapter Eternal - Elliott '56, Pershing '56, Ramsay '61 & Bullock '71

We have been honored to call these men our Brothers. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

  • Dean H. Elliott ‘56 - MS EMS - October 2, 2017

  • John H. Pershing ‘56 - Eng - August 29, 2018

  • Ian W. Ramsay ‘61 - Bus - September 1, 2018

  • Wayne J. Bullock ‘71 - Bus - August 25, 2018


Dean H. Elliott ’56

Dean was born on November 26, 1923 and passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Dean was a resident of Billings, Montana at the time of passing.

Dean went on to earn two undergraduate degrees, one in chemistry from Cal.

August 1944, Dean enlisted in the United States Army, 383rd Infantry, 96th Division, Company E. and was deployed to the Okinawa beachhead May 1, 1945.

Funeral services will be held 12:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings. Committal services will follow at Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery.

John H. Pershing ’56 - LaVie Portrait

John H. Pershing ’56 - LaVie Portrait

John H. Pershing ’56

John was born on February 11, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

John was a resident of North Carolina at the time of passing.

John attended Penn State University and graduated with honors, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Following in his family's footsteps, he served in the United States Army and was a descendant of General John "Blackjack" Pershing.

John Harrison Pershing Mr. John Harrison Pershing, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday September 1, 2018 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Doug Klein officiating. Interment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Doctors and Nurses at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Cardiology Unit for the attentive and loving care given to Mr. Pershing.

Ian W. Ramsay ’61

LCDR, USN Ian William Ramsay, 80, fought his last battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Sept. 1, 2018 at the West Georgia Hospice Center. He was born in Grosse Pointe, MI on July 8, 1938. A Vietnam veteran, Ian graduated from Penn State in finance in 1961 before joining the USN. While at Penn State, he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, earning several distinguished medals including the Bronze Star Combat V, Navy Commendation Combat V, and Achievement Medals. He finished his career heading the Training Instructor School at Keesler AFB, MS. After 23 years of military service, he joined Electronic Data Systems (EDS) retiring as a Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX. After making his home in LaGrange, GA, he married Pamela Louise Smrekar on June 7, 2004. While in LaGrange, he served as a board member of the West Point Lake Coalition where he participated in many poker runs for lake improvement and cleanups. He also held offices and was on the board of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The Naval Career Officer was at home on both the water and the greens. As an avid golfer, Ian was always striving for the elusive hole-in-one. Although not in golf, Ian achieved his hole-in-one when he officially joined the Catholic Church on August, 7, 2018. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Ian was preceded in death by his parents William Warburton Ramsay and Annie Murray Cunningham Ramsay, both originally from Scotland, and his first wife, Joan Douthitt Ramsay. He is survived by his wife Pamela Louise Ramsay, LaGrange; daughter, Anne Kathleen Rowe (Mike), Buford, GA; son, Scott Ian Ramsay, St. Petersburg, FL; sisters: Sheila Buckert, St. Clair Shores, MI and Lorna Ramsay, Wyomissing, PA; step-children: Allison (Nick) Dubovsky, Ewa Beach, HI; Ruth Anne (David) Tomlinson, Jackson, WY; and Jacob (Dawn) Smrekar, Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Joshua Schaefers, Taylor Rowe, Megan Rowe, Stephen Rowe, Michael Rowe, Christian Smrekar, Victoria Smrekar, and Katelyn Tomlinson; and several nieces and nephews. Ian’s family would like to thank his church, golf, and military families, as well as, his many friends who have helped on his journey home. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Visitation will be at the church at 10:00 AM with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will immediately follow. Those wishing to donate can contribute to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Society in memory of Ian

Wayne J. Bullock ’71

Wayne J. Bullock, husband of almost 49 years to Margaret (Peggy) A. Evolo-Bullock, of Royersford, and formerly of Lake Harmony, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was 68.

Born on December 22, 1949 in Norwood, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Bertha (Johnson) Bullock. After graduating Interboro High School, he earned a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University in 1971. Shortly after college graduation he started his first business in billboard advertising in the Hershey and Lancaster area. In the 1980's, he moved to cable advertising where he held long a career as an executive with Cable Adnet and Star Net, where he was recognized and won several awards as a pioneer in the cable advertising business. In the mid-90's he pursued his own entrepreneurial endeavors before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000.

They moved full time to Lake Harmony, PA where Wayne and his wife and family enjoyed many years on the lake. He enjoyed being a grandfather and loved entertaining family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Wayne is survived by Son, Wayne Bullock, II of Philadelphia; Daughter, Kimberly, wife of Russell Kingsbury of Phoenixville, PA; and Grandchildren: Jake, James and Christopher Bullock, Tyler, Andrew and Kevin Kingsbury.

Per his wishes, the family will celebrate Wayne's life with private services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad (PO Box 564, Lake Harmony, PA 18624). Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell - Ennis - Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad (PO Box 564, Lake Harmony, PA 18624).

Ian W. Ramsay ‘61 - LaVie PORTRAIT

Ian W. Ramsay ‘61 - LaVie PORTRAIT

Ian W. Ramsay ‘61

LCDR, USN Ian William Ramsay, 80, fought his last battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Sept. 1, 2018 at the West Georgia Hospice Center. He was born in Grosse Pointe, MI on July 8, 1938. A Vietnam veteran, Ian graduated from Penn State in finance in 1961 before joining the USN. While at Penn State, he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, earning several distinguished medals including the Bronze Star Combat V, Navy Commendation Combat V, and Achievement Medals. He finished his career heading the Training Instructor School at Keesler AFB, MS. After 23 years of military service, he joined Electronic Data Systems (EDS) retiring as a Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX. After making his home in LaGrange, GA, he married Pamela Louise Smrekar on June 7, 2004. While in LaGrange, he served as a board member of the West Point Lake Coalition where he participated in many poker runs for lake improvement and cleanups. He also held offices and was on the board of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The Naval Career Officer was at home on both the water and the greens. As an avid golfer, Ian was always striving for the elusive hole-in-one. Although not in golf, Ian achieved his hole-in-one when he officially joined the Catholic Church on August, 7, 2018. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Ian was preceded in death by his parents William Warburton Ramsay and Annie Murray Cunningham Ramsay, both originally from Scotland, and his first wife, Joan Douthitt Ramsay. He is survived by his wife Pamela Louise Ramsay, LaGrange; daughter, Anne Kathleen Rowe (Mike), Buford, GA; son, Scott Ian Ramsay, St. Petersburg, FL; sisters: Sheila Buckert, St. Clair Shores, MI and Lorna Ramsay, Wyomissing, PA; step-children: Allison (Nick) Dubovsky, Ewa Beach, HI; Ruth Anne (David) Tomlinson, Jackson, WY; and Jacob (Dawn) Smrekar, Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Joshua Schaefers, Taylor Rowe, Megan Rowe, Stephen Rowe, Michael Rowe, Christian Smrekar, Victoria Smrekar, and Katelyn Tomlinson; and several nieces and nephews. Ian’s family would like to thank his church, golf, and military families, as well as, his many friends who have helped on his journey home. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Visitation will be at the church at 10:00 AM with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will immediately follow. Those wishing to donate can contribute to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Society in memory of Ian

Wayne J. Bullock ’71

Wayne J. Bullock, husband of almost 49 years to Margaret (Peggy) A. Evolo-Bullock, of Royersford, and formerly of Lake Harmony, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was 68.

Born on December 22, 1949 in Norwood, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Bertha (Johnson) Bullock. After graduating Interboro High School, he earned a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University in 1971. Shortly after college graduation he started his first business in billboard advertising in the Hershey and Lancaster area. In the 1980's, he moved to cable advertising where he held long a career as an executive with Cable Adnet and Star Net, where he was recognized and won several awards as a pioneer in the cable advertising business. In the mid-90's he pursued his own entrepreneurial endeavors before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000.

They moved full time to Lake Harmony, PA where Wayne and his wife and family enjoyed many years on the lake. He enjoyed being a grandfather and loved entertaining family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Wayne is survived by Son, Wayne Bullock, II of Philadelphia; Daughter, Kimberly, wife of Russell Kingsbury of Phoenixville, PA; and Grandchildren: Jake, James and Christopher Bullock, Tyler, Andrew and Kevin Kingsbury.

Per his wishes, the family will celebrate Wayne's life with private services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad (PO Box 564, Lake Harmony, PA 18624). Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell - Ennis - Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad (PO Box 564, Lake Harmony, PA 18624).

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