Chapter Eternal by liamei12345


									                                                                                                                   Chapter Eternal

Timothy F. Barker                                                    rooms. On a credenza        John A. Caddell
(Cincinnati, Alpha Xi ’61)                                           at the back of the          (Alabama, Gamma Alpha ’28)
    On the wall in the newly                                         conference room                 John Caddell entered Chapter Eternal
dedicated Tim Barker                                                 sits a beautiful hand       on February 7, 2006, at the age of 95. The
Conference Room at Miami                                             carved wooden lion          Alabama Legislature passed a resolution
Valley Christian Academy                                             (the lion is the school’s   saluting him as “chief spokesman,
in Cincinnati, Ohio, hangs                                           mascot), carved by          organizer and leader of virtually every
a beautiful black and gold                                           Tim’s chapter brother       worthwhile community enterprise
plaque. On it is a replica of Tim                                    Jerry Lang (Cincinnati,	    in Decatur and Morgan County.” The
Barker and the words, “Sunday                                        Alpha	Xi	’56). On           resolution continued, “It would be
evening, March 1, 1868, the                                          October 29, 2005,           impossible to find any citizen of the
University of Virginia. For the                                      Tim’s family, including     state of Alabama who has made a greater
establishment of friendship                                          wife Pam, son Tim,          contribution to the cause of higher
on a firmer and more lasting                                         Tim’s fiancee Tracy,        education in Alabama than John Caddell.”
basis...” – the preamble of Pi                                       father Mr. Barker,              Caddell graduated from The University
Kappa Alpha. The Pike crest                                          and sisters Gloria and      of Alabama Law School in 1933 and
is in the center of the plaque, and below      Christi gathered for the dedication of the        continued to report to work every
it are the names of Pike brothers from         conference room and hospitality center in         day until his death. He left litigation
seven chapters, as well as friends who         conjunction with the 10-year anniversary          to younger lawyers, but still handled
contributed the $50,000+ to honor Tim          celebration for Miami Valley Christian            corporate and estate cases.
Barker by naming and furnishing both           Academy. It was a wonderful evening                   John A. Caddell’s educational,
the Conference Room and the Tim Barker         honoring a terrific brother.                      professional and civic distinctions were
Hospitality Center in the new high school.         “Late in an afternoon here at school,         numerous, including:
    Initiated into Alpha Xi Chapter at the     after everything is settled down and              • The University of Alabama trustee,
University of Cincinnati in 1961, Tim          the kids are gone, if you walk into that            1954-79, and president pro tem, 1975-78,
represented the best of Pi Kappa Alpha.        conference room and listen closely you              acting president of Tuscaloosa campus,
Tim was a man who loved, and was loved         can hear the strains of one of Timmy’s              June to November 1975.
in return, as a brother, husband, son, and     very favorite songs – ‘It was down                • The University of Alabama Tutwiler
friend. Everyone who knew him cared            in old Virginny...’ Tim Barker, PiKA                Award, 1980; Distinctive Image Award,
for Tim. Pi Kappa Alpha Past National          brother, Christian brother, and friend              1982; Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award,
President Dr. Gary SaIlquist	(Nebraska,	       extraordinaire – we love and honor you.             1984; Distinguished Alumnus Award,
Delta	Chi	’57) tells the story:                And we still cherish your friendship! "             1986.
    “In 1981 when my family moved from                                                           • Member of “A” Club, The University of
Omaha to Cincinnati, the brothers of                                                               Alabama.
Southland Hall Association (Alpha Xi’s         Gregg Alan Battle                                 • Founding member, Farrah Law Society
alumni association) immediately included       (Colorado State, Epsilon Theta ’85)                 and trustee since 1965.
me in their brotherhood. At the annual             Gregg Alan Battle entered Chapter             • The University of Alabama Law School
Pike Christmas luncheon, I met Tim and         Eternal on Saturday, June 25, 2005, after a         Foundation, founding member and
we became close friends. Years later, when     sudden heart attack a little over a month           Executive Committee of board of
God called me to become the headmaster         short of his 42nd birthday. His mother              directors since 1961.
of Miami Valley Christian Academy, I           passed away about a year earlier and              • The University of Alabama Alumni
turned to Tim to provide promotion,            Battle was visiting his father in Poway,            Association, national president, 1953.
marketing, and advertising advice, as well     California when, while sitting on the             • Alabama State Bar board of
as products for our (then) five-year-old       couch, his heart failed. Recently separated         commissioners, 1939-54; board of bar
school. The kids and teachers met and          from his wife, he lived nearby, also in             examiners, 1950-51.
cared for Tim also, and our friendship         Poway, with his daughter Maelisa and              • Member of Alabama State Bar
continued to grow.                             worked as a sales territory manager for             (president 1951-52), Morgan County Bar
    “One day Tim called and said he had        Johnson & Johnson Inc. He is survived               Association, American Bar Association
some ‘unfinished business’ with God            by his daughter; father, James Battle;              and American Judicature Society.
and wanted to get together. One of the         brothers, Glenn, Garry and Kenneth; and           • Fellow of American College of Trial
great privileges in my life was to pray        his grandfather, James Battle Sr.                   Lawyers, American College of Probate
with Tim as he committed his life to Jesus         Originally from San Diego, Battle               Counsel and American Bar Foundation.
Christ. Much too soon after that, from our     attended CSU on a football scholarship            • Fraternities: Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron
perspective, the Lord called Tim home          and was the starting varsity full back for          Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi.
after a painful and extensive bout with        the Rams. He was one of several football          • First National Bank of Decatur, director,
cancer. Tim’s funeral was packed with Pike     players the chapter had in the early to             1966-81, and chairman of board of
brothers from all over the country. It was a   mid 1980s, and was a very active member             directors, 1975-81; AmSouth Bank
wonderful tribute to him.                      of the chapter. He is remembered by                 director emeritus.
    “Now, several years after all that         fellow chapter brothers as someone                • Chairman, Decatur General Hospital
happened, Tim Barker is forever honored        with a positive attitude no matter what,            Foundation, 1983-85.
in two rooms at the heart of Miami Valley      always smiling and good natured, loved            • Counsel to Committee of the U.S. House
Christian Academy’s brand new high             to joke around, and could work as hard as           of Representatives, 1944.
school. The school opened in the fall          anyone on the planet on any given task.           • Brotherhood Award of National
of 2005. Literally hundred of folks have       Gregg Battle was buried at Mount Hope               Conference of Christians and Jews, 1979.
already passed through or used those two       Cemetery in San Diego, California.
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                                                                                                        Summer 2006 • SHIELD & DIAMOND   
• Humanitarian Award, Decatur Chamber           Texas, he still greeted us with that million    Mississippi. During World War II, Roby
  of Commerce, 1985.                            dollar smile, and before the conversation       served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast
• Alabama Democratic Party Executive            had ended, his infectious laughter once         Guard Reserves, assigned to the USS
  Committee, 1938-50.                           again had brightened the day. John Donne        Cambria in the Pacific theater. In later life,
• Decatur Chamber of Commerce,                  was right, “no man is an island”. We are        he served Millsaps College on the board of
  president 1943-44.                            all somehow or other connected, and             the Gen. Louis Wilson Fund. His brother,
• Decatur Kiwanis Club, president 1939,         at times like these, when we learn of the       Victor Roby, retired broadcast announcer
  winner of Golden Trowel award, 1987;          death of one of the true stalwarts of our       for NBC, was a 1935 initiate of Alpha Iota.
  George F. Hixson Fellow, 1998.                chapter, we realize our lives have been              Another Alpha Iota brother, Mark B.
• Elected to Alabama Academy of Honor,          diminished.                                     Eppes ’73, wrote this memory of Charlton
  1977.                                             Jerry was predeceased by his first          Roby:
• Rotary Club of Decatur, Paul Harris           wife, Martha “Punkin” Testerman, and is              “Mr. Roby would tell you that his
  Fellow, 1990.                                 survived by his second wife, Peggy Lipke        primary influence and inspiration for
• United Way of Morgan County, Ira Lay          Cole. In addition to his wife, he is survived   college (in particular Millsaps College)
  Award, 2003.                                  by two sons and two stepdaughters               and the Fraternity was Harvey T. Newell,
• Barrett C. Shelton Sr. Freedom Award,         as well as one grandson and five step-          Jr., the former National President of
  2005.                                         grandchildren. Contributions in honor           PiKA and Mr. Roby’s high school teacher.
• Morgan County Minority Development            of Jerry may be sent to Camp Sweeney,           After the sudden death of Roby’s father
  Association, Community Involvement            P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, Texas, 76241.        in Tylertown, Mississippi, just prior to
  Award, 2005.                                  Camp Sweeney is one of few camps in the         WWII, the Roby family was encouraged
    For 17 years he cared for his wife, Lucy,   country designed specifically for kids with     by Mr. Newell to move to Jackson,where
as she battled Alzheimer’s disease. Despite     diabetes.                                       Mrs. Roby was able to find employment
the demands on his time and strength,                                       –	Wayne	Johnson     and a place for the family to live just
he continued his community service and                     (East	Central,	Epsilon	Omega	’53)    blocks from Millsaps College. If I recall
after her death in 2001, helped start an                                                        correctly, in later years, Mr. Roby was to
annual Alzheimer’s conference that bears                                                        discover that Brother Newell had actually
his and his wife’s names.                       Stephen J. Perrello, Jr.                        made provision in his will for the college
    The Caddells had four children,             (Cornell, Beta Theta ’65)                       education of both of the Roby ‘boys’. With
Lucinda, Tom, and twins Jack and Henry.             On March 14, 2006,                          the death of Harvey T. Newell, while in
All three sons followed their father into the   Stephen J. Perrello                             service to the Fraternity, Mr. Roby made an
legal profession.                               entered Chapter Eternal                         effort to always encourage the recognition
                                                after a valiant battle with                     and appreciation of Harvey T. Newell by
                                                brain cancer.                                   Alpha Iota Chapter.”
R. Jerry Cole                                       Perrello earned his
(East Central, Epsilon Omega ’63)               B.A. in French from
   Jerry Cole entered Chapter Eternal on        Cornell University, his
February 19, 2006. He had served Epsilon        J.D. from the University                        Eric William Rodriguez
Omega as vice president before his              of Buffalo School of Law, and his Ph.D.         (Northern Arizona, Theta Rho ’01)
graduation from East Central University         in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University.          Eric William
in Ada, Oklahoma, in 1966. Jerry was the        A member of the San Diego County Bar            Rodriguez, 22, of Mesa
“Pledge Class of One” that helped the           Association, he was also invited into the       Grande, Arizona, entered
men of Tau Sigma Tau, a local fraternity,       Criminal Defense Lawyers Club, and had a        Chapter Eternal on
become a colony of Pi Kappa Alpha, and          busy legal career. Perrello was the primary     February 26, 2006. He was
then the Epsilon Omega Chapter. Others,         force behind a landmark decision that           a loyal member of Theta
individually and collectively, may think        recognized the civil rights of parolees.        Rho Chapter at Northern
that they were the cornerstone of Epsilon       In addition, he participated in a case          Arizona University.
Omega, but the true cornerstone of the          that successfully invalidated a sales tax       Brother Rodriguez will be remembered for
chapter was Jerry Cole. His uncle was Joe       aimed at generating revenues to build           truly being his brother’s keeper. His love
C. Scott (Oklahoma	State,	Gamma	Chi	            more jails. In recent years, he focused         for Pi Kappa Alpha and his willingness
’39),National President of Pi Kappa Alpha       on scholarship and teaching, and will           to help a brother at all costs will never
when Jerry was an undergraduate at East         be missed by colleagues and students at         be forgotten. We will always cherish the
Central. When the local, Tau Sigma Tau,         Alliant University.                             memories that we have of Eric Rodriguez.
decided to pledge Jerry as the “Class of            He enjoyed ballet, classical music,                      –	Brothers	of	Theta	Rho	Chapter
One” in the spring of 1963, it was Jerry’s      good food, swimming with the
connection to Pi Kappa Alpha that created       “Different Strokes” club, as well as deep
the opportunity for our local to become a       philosophical discussions with colleagues       Robert C. Sorgatz
colony of Pi Kappa Alpha.                       and friends. Friends of Stephen J.              (Arizona State, Delta Tau ’61)
   Jerry was always laughing and smiling.       Perrello are invited to make a donation in          Photographer and philanthropist
He greeted his brothers in class, in the        Stephen’s name to UU Men’s Fellowship at        Robert Sorgatz entered Chapter Eternal
SUB, and even in chapter meetings with          First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190       on April 11, 2006 at 63, after a yearlong
the famous Cole smile and laugh. His            Front St., San Diego, CA 92103.                 struggle with cancer.
smiling face even appears in our petition                                                           Sorgatz, a lifelong Arizonan, was an
to Pi Kappa Alpha at the head of the pledge                                                     ardent member of the Tempe Diablos,
class.                                          Charlton S. Roby                                a civic group dedicated to enhancing
   After college, when we encountered           (Millsaps, Alpha Iota ’39)                      the community of Tempe, Arizona by
Jerry at the horse races in Ruidoso, New           Charlton S. Roby entered Chapter             providing leadership and resources
Mexico, or at the airport in San Antonio,       Eternal on February 1, 2006 in Jackson,         that create worthwhile opportunities,

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especially for youth. He dedicated much of                     Company, and was the executive vice                    attending Harvard University where he
his life to bettering his community. He also                   president of Runkle-Moroch, Inc. He                    completed an MBA in 1933. Seeing Babe
was an active member of Tempe Rotary,                          was one of the founders and presidents                 Ruth play at the old Fenway Park was one
and shot wedding and event photographs                         of the Business Professional Advertising               of his favorite remembrances of this time
in the Tempe area. Sorgatz is survived by                      Association, and first recipient of their              in Boston. He married Cleone Williams
his wife, Mary Dellai; his daughter, Diana                     Golden Ring Award. Steward also received               in 1937 and in 1939 joined two of his
Straight; and his sisters, Karen Saunders                      the distinguished Silver Addy from the                 brothers in developing the business of
and Rita Marie Darkow.                                         Tulsa Advertising Federation. He served                State Farm Insurance in Utah. Winder
    Donations can be made in his honor to                      on the University of Tulsa Alumni Board                retired as agency manager at the age of
the Robert Sorgatz Scholarship Fund with                       and Tulsa Communications Forum Board,                  70 but continued to work until the age of
the Tempe Diablos. Checks can be sent                          among many civic activities. He was a                  93. He loved sports and had University
to Tempe Diablos Charities Inc., P.O. Box                      member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church                  of Utah season tickets for over 60 years.
13246, Tempe, AZ 85284-0055.                                   and served as a senior warden and vestry               He became a member of the Salt Lake
                                                               member. He is survived by his wife, Anita,             Country Club in 1952 where he continued
                                                               five children and 12 grandchildren.                    to play golf up until the last six months
                                                                                                                      of his life. Winder is survived by his three
Chad J. Steward                                                                                                       sons, David, Donald, and Steven; six
(Tulsa,	Gamma	Upsilon	’36)                                     Joseph M. Winder                                       grandchildren and one great grandchild.
   Chad Steward entered Chapter Eternal                        (Utah, Alpha Tau ’26)
on April 25, 2006, at the age of 89. He                            Joseph M. Winder
earned his bachelor’s degree in English                        entered Chapter
and his master’s degree in business                            Eternal at his home                                                    A Fitting Memorial
communication from the University of                           in Salt Lake City on                                                Consider a gift to the
Tulsa, where he was the first president                        February 11, 2006.                                        Pi Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation
of Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Pi Kappa                           After graduating from
                                                                                                                               in memory of your loved one.
Alpha. He served as a cryptographer in the                     the University of
U.S. Army during World War II. Afterwards,                     Utah, where he was
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he headed the advertising department                           editor of the yearbook, Winder served an          for more information.
at Dowell Division of the Dow Chemical                         LDS mission to South Carolina before

ALABAMA                             EASTERN KENTUCKY                   IOWA STATE                       NORTH CAROLINA                      SOUTH CAROLINA
Gamma Alpha                         Zeta Tau                           Alpha Phi                        Tau                                 Xi
  Belser, Dana ’81 5/06/04             Adkins, James ’73 3/01/06          Farrell, Robert ’50 5/16/03      Hudgens, Billy ’44 12/24/04         Bultman, Stulb ’52 1/25/06
  Brown, James ’43 1/23/04
  Segrest, Douglas ’51              EMORY                              KANSAS                                                               SOUTHWESTERN
                                    Beta Kappa                         Beta Gamma                       OKLAHOMA STATE                      Alpha Omicron
ARKANSAS                               Miscally, Arthur ’43 1994          Shreve, Wistar ’43            Gamma Chi                              Lich, Glen ’68 10/15/97
Alpha Zeta                                                                                                Pendergraft, Billy ’47               Pou, Wallace ’67 1/10/04
   Waugh, Thomas ’31                FLORIDA                            KETTERING
                                    Alpha Eta                          Zeta Alpha                       PENNSYLVANIA                        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
ARKANSAS STATE                         Holbrook, Henry ’43 5/19/04        Rodarte, James ’81 10/03/04   Beta Pi                             Epsilon Omicron
Delta Theta                                                                                                Accetta, John ’50 2005              Coe, Robert S. ’65 3/8/06
   Chrisco, Duane ’51               FLORIDA SOUTHERN                   LOUISIANA TECH                      Daly, Richard ’43 8/3/00
   Robison, Jim ’77 3/5/06          Delta Delta                        Gamma Psi                           Morrow, William ’43 2/11/06      TENNESSEE
                                       Peurifoy, Paul ’47 3/9/06         Addington, David ’56 4/13/06      Welsh, James ’49                 Zeta
CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY                                                      Justen, John ’43 5/17/03                                              Moody, William ’71
Alpha Sigma                         FLORIDA STATE                                                       PENNSYLVANIA STATE                     Smith, David ’72 3/31/06
   Hunt, William ’36 2/13/06        Delta Lambda                       MARYLAND                         Beta Alpha
                                       Wells, Thomas ’53               Delta Psi                           Burchill, Richard ’60 2/24/06    TENNESSEE-MARTIN
CARNEGIE MELLON                                                           Robb, John ’02 6/19/04           Derr, John ’49 2/22/05           Epsilon Sigma
Beta Sigma                          GEORGIA                                                                Goodwin, Paul ’87 4/25/05           Edwards, Sammy ’61 2/18/06
   Cassler, Ernest ’46 8/19/06      Alpha Mu                           MARSHALL                            Lioen, David ’88 2/28/05            Fortner, James ’62 1/25/04
   Murray, Hugh ’58 12/30/97           Bibbings, Robert ’48 11/23/80   Delta Iota                          McNeill, John ’53 4/18/06           Hill, Bruce ’62
   Shank, William ’80                  Thompson, Branan ’31               Cirer, Frank ’56 2/13/02         Patterson, Samuel ’40 1/10/06
                                       3/31/06                                                             Varner, Kenneth ’82 1/20/05      TRANSYLVANIA
CINCINNATI                                                             MIAMI                                                                Kappa
Alpha Xi                            GEORGIA STATE                      Gamma Omega                      PITTSBURGH                            Biazzo, Carmen ’46 7/15/01
   Williams, Keith ’56 4/29/00      Epsilon Nu                           Coleman, Victor ’40 4/8/06     Gamma Sigma
                                       Ward, John ’60 3/9/06             Hendrick, William ’48 8/2/05      Clerc, Leonard ’47 12/11/02      TULSA
COLORADO                                                                                                                                    Gamma Upsilon
Beta Upsilon                        GEORGIA TECH                    MIAMI UNIVERITY                     PRESBYTERIAN                          Clark, Dan ’71
   Smith, James ’43 11/23/05        Alpha Delta                     Delta Gamma                         Mu                                    Clawson, Clinton ’36 6/22/05
   Thompson, Neil ’51 2006             Thomson, Quentin ’38 10/7/05    Erb, Donald ’49 12/16/05           Poss, Elliott ’68 2/14/06           Ellis, Walter ’51 10/15/05
                                       Vrooman, Philip ’56 3/27/06     Hesson, David ’51 12/20/05                                             Verbeck, Xavier ’54 6/26/04
CORNELL                                                                Holcepl, William ’51 7/2/05      PURDUE                                York, C. Burl ’44 1/18/06
Beta Theta                          GEORGETOWN                                                          Beta Phi
   Rittenhouse, George ’42          Alpha Lambda                    MISSISSIPPI                            Beller, Werner ’52 1/16/06       UTAH STATE
   3/1/05                              Robinson, Edward ’32 2/27/06 Gamma Iota                             Bullock, Robert ’31 05/15/98     Gamma Epsilon
                                                                       Estes, Charles ’56 12/21/04                                            Christiansen, John ’47 3/16/01
CREIGHTON                           HOUSTON                                                             RENSSELAER
Theta Lambda                        Epsilon Eta                     MISSOURI                            Gamma Tau                           VIRGINIA
   Reitter, Alan ’94 3/31/06           Searle, Harry ’56 5/6/02     Alpha Nu                              Towers, Harold ’46 2/13/06        Alpha
                                                                       King, James ’63 2005                                                    Dix, David ’45 3/7/06
DUKE                                ILLINOIS                                                            SAMFORD                                Lowman, Edward ’43 4/19/04
Alpha Alpha                         Beta Eta                        NEBRASKA                            Alpha Pi
   Caudill, Carrel ’39 1/1/06          Durr, Eldon ’56              Gamma Beta                             Vardaman, Jack ’46 5/15/04
                                       Leeper, Kent ’31 10/27/05       Fager, William ’36 3/11/06                                           WEST VIRGINIA
EAST TENNESSEE STATE                                                                                    SAN DIEGO STATE                     Alpha Theta
Epsilon Zeta                        IOWA                               NEW HAMPSHIRE                    Delta Kappa                            Galli, Alfred ’66 3/14/06
   Little, Francis E. ’56 2/22/06   Gamma Nu                           Gamma Mu                            Camacho, Joseph ’68 2/21/06         Loudin, Loy ’55 11/5/05
                                       Eggers, Gerald ’43 9/2/03         Papas, Takis ’55 11/19/99

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