AugustJohn E. Caine, director of athletics at Cal State Fullerton from 1968 to 1972, passed away July 9 at age 85 in Idaho, where he had lived the past 18 years. A redshirt on John Wooden’s first UCLA basketball team, Caine coached high school and college basketball for 16 years before coming to CSUF. When he left, he served as athletics director at San Jose State, Oregon and UC Irvine. In 2000, he was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn.
Evelyn Hoyle, a former clerical assistant in the Kinesiology Department, died June 24, 2010. She was 85 years old. Hoyle joined the university in October 1978 and served for nearly 18 years, retiring in 1996. She is survived by her three daughters, Marsha and Laurie Hoyle and Teresa Hoyle Allen, and grandson, Eric.
Maria Borgelt, a former staff member in the Admissions and Records Office, died March 28 after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer. Borgelt, 68, was a strong member of her church and her community, and is survived by her 12 children: sons Mike, Rudy, Ed, Tim, Stephen, Dave and Matthew; daughters Heidi Kamaly, Cathy Senorans, Christine Braun, Veronica Boling and Bernadette Peterson; and 18 grandchildren.
An endowment has been established at California State University, Fullerton in her honor. The Maria Borgelt Scholarship will be used to provide annual scholarships to accounting students. “My mother was very passionate about accounting and worked at Cal State Fullerton with the hopes of transferring there as a student someday,” said her daughter Bernadette, adding that she had completed her AA degree from Fullerton College. “Her memory will live on through the many students that will be supported through her endowment.”
Contributions may be made to the Maria Borgelt Scholarship Fund, account number 90070-MB, c/o Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation, 2600 E. Nutwood Ave., Ste. 850, Fullerton, CA 92831.
Tai K. Oh, emeritus professor of management, died March 29 of lung cancer. He was 76 years old. Oh served the university for 28 years and was an expert in human resource management and had served as a seminar leader and consultant in both the public and private sectors with such agencies as Atlantic Richfield, Epson America and Disneyland. Oh served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review, was an international referee for Asian Pacific Journal of Management and authored articles that were published in such publications as Nation's Business, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Chinese Philosophy and California Management Review. During his tenure at Cal State Fullerton, Oh also served as a visiting professor of management at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and a visiting lecturer at Fachhochschule in Nuertingen, Germany. He earned his doctorate in industrial relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1970. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gretchen; three children, Erica Oh Martinetti, Elizabeth Nordlund, and Emily Navarro; four grandchildren; and siblings, Tai Kyeung Kim, Min Ja Lah, and Jun Ja Kim.
Granville W. Hough, emeritus professor of management, died March 3 from Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). He was 87 years old. Hough, who completed his bachelor's degree at the U.S. Military Academy, served in the Army for 22 years with tours in South Korea, Puerto Rico and Greenland. During his tenure in the Army, Hough completed master of science degrees in business administration at George Washington University and mechanical engineering at USC, and his doctorate in public administration at the American University. He joined the university in 1968 and served for 15 years, including a three-year term as department chair, before being awarded emeritus status. Hough then continued to teach under the Faculty Early Retirement Program through June 1991. He is survived by his son, David and his wife, Brenda; daughters Nancy Hough, and Bonny Miller and husband, Jerry; his brother, Donald Hough; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. March 20 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Wood, 92637.
Levern F. Graves, emeritus professor of economics, died March 2 at the age of 86 years. Graves joined the campus in 1960 after teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Florida State University, Tallahassee. During his 26 years of service on campus, Graves was a long-standing member of the California State University Academic Senate, serving as its chair in 1970-71 following his chairmanship of the Economics Department. In addition to teaching economic history and theory, he served as a consultant to the State Assembly and to area business. He earned his doctorate from UC Berkeley. He is survived by his wife, Diane.
Paul W. Kane, emeritus professor of secondary education, died Jan. 29, 2010 at the age of 72. He had been fighting heart disease, a brain tumor and Parkinson's Disease since he retired from campus in 2000. Kane joined the university in 1968 after six years of teaching at Buena Park High School and one year at Wayne State University. He moved up the tenure ranks, becoming a full professor in 1976, and served in a number of administrative positions, including chair of the teacher education division and acting dean of the School of Education in 1974. He also was named acting dean of the School of Human Development and Community Service in 1978-79, and followed that with several terms as chair of the Secondary Education Department. Kane, who earned his doctorate at USC, was a member of a number of professional organizations, including the National Council for Social Studies, the California Council for Social Studies, Phi Delta Kappa and the Orange County Area Social Science Association in which he served as president, a member of the executive board and newsletter editor. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons, Mark, Kevin, John and Neil; and nine grandchildren.
A celebration of Kane's life will be held 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 17 — his birthday — at the Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3315. The family has requested no flowers.
Sidney Klein, emeritus professor of economics and the university’s 1976-77 Outstanding Professor Award recipient, died Jan. 10, 2010 at the age of 87. Klein joined the university in September 1968 as head of the Economics Department, appointed while the Rutger associate professor of economics was serving as a visiting professor of mathematics and economics at Hong Kong University by then-President William B. Langsdorf. An internationally known authority on economic development in the People’s Republic of China, Klein served the campus for 23 years. In addition to the university's highest award, Klein was honored with the Western Economic Association’s 1975-76 Distinguished Teaching Award for his academic accomplishments — which included authorship, editorship or co-authorship of several textbooks and more than 100 papers, articles and book reviews — as well as his impact on students, several of whom won honors of their own for academic achievement. In addition to teaching at Cal State Fullerton, Rutgers and Hong Kong University, he also served as director of studies for the Economic Training Program at National Chengchi University and taught at UCLA, Columbia and Hofstra College. Klein, who retired in 1991, earned his doctorate in economics from Columbia University. He is survived by companion, Esther Brown; son, Spencer, and daughter-in-law, Ruth; and grandsons Solomon and Micah.
Robert G. Fecarotta, emeritus associate director of analytical studies, died Jan. 5, 2010, at the age of 70. Fecarotta served the campus community for 31 years, becoming associate budget analyst in 1974, just three years after earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal State Long Beach. He later earned his master's of public administration from Cal State Fullerton in 1979. He became senior budget analysts in 1976, then a business manager in 1980 and financial manager in 1981 before moving from the university’s Business Office to academic affairs where he became associate director in the newly formed Office of Analytical Studies, where not only served an institutional research role, but was chief financial officer for the division. He retired in 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie; son, Rob, and daughter-in-law, Heather; granddaughters Kellie and Kristina; and sister Joan.