Memorial Resolutions

Athletic Training is a profession made up of unsung heroes.

Many times the athletic trainer is the first to arrive and the last to leave, all the while working behind the scenes and avoiding the limelight because it is just part of the job! Even though all of us athletic trainers realize that athletes do not just go away to some magical land of healing and return, it is a testament to the skill of athletic trainers that the general public simply presumes that an injured athlete will return back to full health. We, as athletic trainers, should all take solace in the fact that although we might not realize it, we have an impact on the lives of the people with whom we deal on a daily basis in ways that we may never understand. Therefore, recognition of a deceased athletic trainer by the Memorial Resolutions Committee is possibly the final and ultimate recognition by the Great Lake Athletic Trainers Association for our unsung heroes.

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Recent Memorials


Ken Marshall

Ken Marshall passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016. Retired since 2011 from Central State University, Ken was a gradaute of Indiana State University and the University of Dayton.

MARSHALL, Kenneth (Ken) Age 64 of Xenia, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 with his loved ones by his side. Ken had a brief stay at Kettering Medical Center after collapsing at home on January 10. He was then moved to Hospice of Dayton on January 20, 2016. He was born in Toms River, NJ to Donald and Adeline Marshall. Ken graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969, while there he was introduced to Athletic Training and decided to make that his career. He graduated from the Indiana State University in 1973 and received a Bachelor's degree, then continued to earn his Master's Degree in Education at the University of Dayton in 1983. His first position as an Athletic Trainer was with Central State University from 1974 to 1985. In August of 1985 he moved to Dover, DE and Delaware State University, and then in August of 1991 he moved to San Francisco State University in CA. Ohio beckoned him back again in 1995 to Central State University and in 1998 he added Sports Information Director to his duties. He retired in 2011. Ken was currently working as an Auto Title Clerk for Montgomery County. Ken has always given of himself through numerous volunteer activities. He was a member of the Xenia Kiwanis where he served as president for 2 terms and member of the Board of Caesar's Ford Theater Group. But the service activity closest to his heart was the Special Olympics. Ken is preceded in death by his father, mother and his older brother Don Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Edie (Green). His daughter and son in-law Joanna and Jac Campbell of Midland, OH, sister and brother in-law Kathie and Ed Strawder of Toms River, NJ, granddaughter Skylar Lee Campbell, 12 sisters-in-law, 11 brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 pm - 7 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016 with a prayer service to follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of Dayton, 4130 Linden Ave. #310, Dayton, OH 45432. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?pid=177449560#sthash.pbBLGGox.dpuf

MARSHALL, Kenneth (Ken) Age 64 of Xenia, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 with his loved ones by his side. Ken had a brief stay at Kettering Medical Center after collapsing at home on January 10. He was then moved to Hospice of Dayton on January 20, 2016. He was born in Toms River, NJ to Donald and Adeline Marshall. Ken graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969, while there he was introduced to Athletic Training and decided to make that his career. He graduated from the Indiana State University in 1973 and received a Bachelor's degree, then continued to earn his Master's Degree in Education at the University of Dayton in 1983. His first position as an Athletic Trainer was with Central State University from 1974 to 1985. In August of 1985 he moved to Dover, DE and Delaware State University, and then in August of 1991 he moved to San Francisco State University in CA. Ohio beckoned him back again in 1995 to Central State University and in 1998 he added Sports Information Director to his duties. He retired in 2011. Ken was currently working as an Auto Title Clerk for Montgomery County. Ken has always given of himself through numerous volunteer activities. He was a member of the Xenia Kiwanis where he served as president for 2 terms and member of the Board of Caesar's Ford Theater Group. But the service activity closest to his heart was the Special Olympics. Ken is preceded in death by his father, mother and his older brother Don Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Edie (Green). His daughter and son in-law Joanna and Jac Campbell of Midland, OH, sister and brother in-law Kathie and Ed Strawder of Toms River, NJ, granddaughter Skylar Lee Campbell, 12 sisters-in-law, 11 brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 pm - 7 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016 with a prayer service to follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of Dayton, 4130 Linden Ave. #310, Dayton, OH 45432. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?pid=177449560#sthash.pbBLGGox.dpuf

MARSHALL, Kenneth (Ken) Age 64 of Xenia, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 with his loved ones by his side. Ken had a brief stay at Kettering Medical Center after collapsing at home on January 10. He was then moved to Hospice of Dayton on January 20, 2016. He was born in Toms River, NJ to Donald and Adeline Marshall. Ken graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969, while there he was introduced to Athletic Training and decided to make that his career. He graduated from the Indiana State University in 1973 and received a Bachelor's degree, then continued to earn his Master's Degree in Education at the University of Dayton in 1983. His first position as an Athletic Trainer was with Central State University from 1974 to 1985. In August of 1985 he moved to Dover, DE and Delaware State University, and then in August of 1991 he moved to San Francisco State University in CA. Ohio beckoned him back again in 1995 to Central State University and in 1998 he added Sports Information Director to his duties. He retired in 2011. Ken was currently working as an Auto Title Clerk for Montgomery County. Ken has always given of himself through numerous volunteer activities. He was a member of the Xenia Kiwanis where he served as president for 2 terms and member of the Board of Caesar's Ford Theater Group. But the service activity closest to his heart was the Special Olympics. Ken is preceded in death by his father, mother and his older brother Don Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Edie (Green). His daughter and son in-law Joanna and Jac Campbell of Midland, OH, sister and brother in-law Kathie and Ed Strawder of Toms River, NJ, granddaughter Skylar Lee Campbell, 12 sisters-in-law, 11 brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 pm - 7 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016 with a prayer service to follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of Dayton, 4130 Linden Ave. #310, Dayton, OH 45432. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?pid=177449560#sthash.pbBLGGox.dpuf

Mathew Lee Elsing

Matt Elsing tragically passed away in a car accident while traveling back from a sporting event he was working. He worked with athletes at UW-Eau Claire and the Madison Mallards.

Joshua F. Stuhr

Joshua died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and was working on his Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention through California University of Pennsylvania at that time of his untimely passing.


Memorial Resolutions by State


ILLINOIS

  • Ann Banfield
  • Diana Bentel
  • Wilfred Buddell
  • Bernard Cahill, MD
  • Richard Dominguez 
  • William Durnil, Jr
  • Carl Erickson
  • Del Humphrey
  • Robert Jaeger
  • Erika L. Kane
  • Bob Kief
  • Jill M. Lambert
  • Matt Passalaqua
  • Robert Spackman
  • Julie K. Svec
  • Gail Weldon

INDIANA

  • Z. Mel Blickenstaff
  • Loyal “Doc” Combs, MD
  • Harold Cordell
  • Dwayne “Spike” Dixon
  • Jill M.Guenin
  • Joe Harvey
  • Daniel Helm
  • Jill A. Horton
  • Stephanie P. Janssen
  • Larnard “Lon” Mann
  • James H. Morris
  • Sam Newberg
  • William E. Newell
  • Til Panaranto
  • Eugene S. Paszkiet
  • Mert Prophet

MICHIGAN

  • Donald Bleam
  • Christina Dallas
  • Joseph N. Frees
  • Esther Geissel
  • Jack Heppinstall
  • David Hough, MD
  • James Hunt
  • Todd Jager
  • Timothy Karr
  • Miller Kelley
  • Stephanie Lay
  • Clarence S. Livingood
  • Greg Meredith
  • Harold Mundy
  • Gerald O'Connor, MD
  • Lenert Paddock
  • William Quinn
  • Kelly Parkinson
  • Gayle Robinson
  • Kristi Sprecher
  • Steve Vukas
  • Robert White
  • Aaron Ziemba

MINNESOTA

  • Dan Campbell
  • Lawrence Neumann
  • Sandy Spanier
  • George Spano
  • Lloyd “Snapper” Stein

OHIO

  • Tony Adamle
  • Henry Andel
  • Ray Baldwin
  • Herman Bearzy
  • Joe Begala
  • Eugene R. Benner
  • Ernie Biggs
  • George Busenberg
  • George Christman
  • E.F. “Jay” Colville
  • Timothy Chad Fallis
  • Dan Gorman
  • Alan W. Hart
  • Roy Harvey, DPM
  • Edward B. Hawkins
  • Billy Hill
  • David M. Huffstetler
  • Ernest Hudak
  • Richard Iliano
  • Conne Jarvis
  • Karin A. Johnson
  • Joe Keefe
  • Edward Kwest
  • David Litt
  • Ken Marshall
  • Daniel Morgan
  • James D. Nice
  • Dean Ochi
  • Karen J. Phipps
  • Denise Ratliff
  • Albert Rector
  • Al Sawdy
  • J. Michael Spilman
  • Robert Sutton
  • Mark A. Tener
  • Lynn Wallace
  • Chester J. Waltrip
  • James "Jimmy" Warfield
  • Melvin Watrous
  • Linda Weber-Daniel
  • Jennifer Webb
  • Charles Wershing
  • Amy L. Zeinner

WISCONSIN

  • Walt Bakhe
  • Dan Davis
  • Matthew Lee Elsing
  • Domenic Gentile
  • Kurt Grimm
  • Derek Horn
  • Carl Jorgenson
  • Shari Khaja Dorresteijn
  • Jerry Nauert
  • James Nolan
  • Jeff G. Oliphant
  • Tracy Rasor
  • John Schmitz
  • Jeff Snedeker
  • Joshua F. Stuhr
  • Jon Swift
  • Robert Weingart

Support Your Peers – Nominate Them for One of Gatorade’s NATA Awards!

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017

Athletic Trainers play an important role in the health and safety of athletes. However, that role too often goes unnoticed and many Athletic Trainers do not receive the recognition they deserve.

 

Gatorade hopes to help change this through the sponsorship of two awards that help acknowledge ATs hard work: The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award and The Tim Kerin Award for Excellence.

 

Nominate the deserving AT in your life! Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.

20 online EBP available

Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017

GLATA offers 20 online EBP home study courses through Innovative CEUS. Members can access a half off coupon in the members only section. Remember 2017 is a BOC reporting year, all certified athletic trainers need 10 BOC approved EBP CEUS. 

Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

Published: Monday, May 8, 2017

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

GLATA Committee on Practice Advancement Chair and District IV Representative to the NATA Committee on Practice Advancement