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Carl R. Wendoloski ’57

Carl R. Wendoloski ’57 died March 25, 2010.
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CARL R. WENDOLOSKI ’57

 

We regret the passing of our classmate, Dick Wendoloski, on March 25, 2010, of bladder cancer. Dick is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Drusilla (Smith College ’57); a son, John; and a grandson, Jonathan. He is missed greatly by friends and family.

            Dick was a local lad when he entered Amherst, having been born in Northampton on Jan. 17, 1936, and raised on a farm in Hatfield. Dick was predeceased by his brothers, William G. Wendell ’52 and Roger J. Wendell ’55. Dick was an economics major and, like his brothers before him, a member of the Lord Jeffrey Amherst Club where he served as secretary.

            Following graduation with honors from Amherst, Dick spent a year at the Harvard Business School and then entered the doctorate program at Harvard to earn a Ph.D. in economics, which he did in 1970. While doing course work and working on his thesis for his Ph.D., Dick served as an economics instructor at the University of Massachusetts, an economics lecturer at Bentley College and a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development. 

            After a stint as a consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency, Dick served as an associate professor of economics at Wilmington College in Ohio. In 1974, Dick and his family made a big move to Australia. From 1974 to his retirement in 1991, Dick served as a senior lecturer of economics and later as an associate professor of economics at the University of Technology, Sydney School of Finance and Economics. Dick and Drusilla obviously enjoyed life “Down Under,” as they never looked back. Their son, John, is a scientist in Sydney.

            Since retiring, Dick and Drusilla traveled extensively, and he devoted time to his main hobby, vegetable gardening. In a sense, he went back to his Massachusetts roots. Among his travel highlights was a trip to the Galapagos Islands. We wish Dick’s family the very best as they deal with their loss.

—Bill Donohue ’57, with the support of

Dick’s widow, Drusilla Wendoloski

 

 

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