In Memoriam | April 2023

Roger F. Kenyon | BSBA ’53 | 1931-2023 | Kenyon, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed on March 10. After graduating from UF, Kenyon joined the family business, a car dealership started by his grandfather in 1931. The business, Kenyon Dodge, passed to Kenyon’s father until it was purchased by Kenyon and, later, by Kenyon’s son. In his free time, Kenyon was an active outdoorsman and traveler, trekking around the world with his wife, Jane.

Roy L. Ingram | BA ’55 | 1934-2023 | Ingram, of Naples, Florida, passed on March 14. Following graduation, he joined the US Army as a cryptographer, stationed in Germany. When he completed his service, he returned home to manage the family business, Ingram’s Hardware, the first hardware and appliance store in Naples. Ingram was known as a generous man, sharing his garden produce with anyone he could. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, diving and taking road trips across the country with his family.

Lawrence E. Jarrell | BA ’60 | 1933-2023 | Jarrell, of High Point, North Carolina, passed on March 16. Before attending UF, he served in the US Marines. After completing his service and education, he applied to work with Western Electric (AT&T) and spent his entire career with the company. When he retired, he became interested in genealogy and gathered almost 14,000 names to his family tree.

Fumiyo Ichikawa | BSAc ’61 | 2023 | Ichikawa passed this year. While attending UF, he earned his undergraduate degree in accounting.

Ronald G. Sarajian | BSBA ’62 | 1939-2023 | Sarajin, of Henryville, Pennsylvania, passed on March 16. Upon completing his education at UF, he moved to help his parents with a hotel they owned and operated. He also purchased a local bar from family friends and renovated it, transforming it into Club Alpine, a place to enjoy cocktails, square dancing and bands crooning 60’s music. When his parents retired, he purchased their hotel and ran it successfully until a devastating fire forced closure. Changing direction, he joined Camelback Ski Area, working his way up from groundsman to shareholder. Finally, he and his wife opened multiple seafood restaurants. Sarajin loved being a businessman, and also enjoyed spending vacations with family and friends on the water.

Ronald Corbin | BSBA ’63 | 1940-2023 | Corbin, of Niceville, Florida, passed on March 30. While at UF, he was a member and lead soloist of The Floridians, a music group comprised of select members of the UF Glee Club. The group made an album during their school years and got to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. When he graduated, Corbin worked as an insurance agent, achieving his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, and eventually opened his own agency. During his career, he got back into music, forming a quartet with friends and family members. The quartet often travelled, performing in several southern states.

Robert “Lee” Ward, Jr. | BSBA ’80 | 1958-2023 | Ward, of Oviedo, Florida, passed on March 8. After graduating from UF, he followed in his father’s footsteps to hold a successful career in commercial real estate. He kept up friendships that he made while in college and was devoted to his family, especially enjoying becoming a grandfather.

Donald Walther | BSBA ’84 | 1961-2023 | Walther, of Sarasota, Florida, passed on January 9. He was called “a Gator through and through,” having made the most of his time at UF while earning his degree. After graduation, he entered the banking industry, working locally for 40 years. In his free time, he volunteered with various organizations and spent time with family and friends, who remember him for his intelligence, easy laugh and sense of humor.

John Holloway | BSBA ’84 | 1961-2023 | Holloway, of Burnsville, North Carolina, passed on March 13. After earning his undergraduate degree from UF and MBA from the University of Miami, he began his career in accounting, eventually earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. He was also a founding board member of the Miami Children’s Museum and the Young Professionals Cancer Society in Miami. Holloway’s bulldog, Devo, was his constant companion, never far from his side.