Alumni News

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Robert L. Cooper PC ’45 passed away on July 18. He and his wife, Ann, were married for 55 years. He served in the Army Air Corp during the latter part of WWII. Bob established and owned Cooper Equipment Co. in 1959, retiring in 1985. Bob is survived by his three sons: George, Gary, and Greg; eight grandchildren; and four great‑grandchildren.


William K. Merkel PC ’47 passed away on July 8. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jeanine; children: Pam, Paula, Dana, and Ted; seven grandchildren; and two great‑grandchildren. Bill had a successful career in the Steel Foundry industry for over 50 years. He also served on the board at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in Tacoma, Wash., as well as the board at the Kerrville State Hospital.


George E. Seay Jr. ’59 passed away in April 2015. A humble and kind-hearted man, George led by example and gained the admiration of all who knew him. He and his wife, Nancy, hosted a yearly summer camp for their grandchildren in Fredericksburg, Texas, where they had daily devotionals, softball tournaments, and theme nights. George had a close-knit group of lifelong friends that enjoyed taking trips together. For many years, they travelled to the Colorado mountains and to watch baseball spring training in Florida and Arizona. He attended Highland Park Presbyterian Church his entire life, where he served as Elder. George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy; son, George; daughter, Pauline; 10 grandchildren; and numerous friends and family.


Alumni News

Alex G. Krueger Jr. PC ’48 remains active in Kiwanis Club. He has read with 1st grade students for 20 years at Bonham Academy. Alex lives in San Antonio, Texas. E‑mail:


Robert F. Coffee PC ’52 is up and coming in the sculpture world. Large pieces can be found at the Kabul Zoo, Afghanistan; Austin’s Texas Sheriff’s Memorial; the Dallas Crippled Childrens Center’s courtyard; on the square in Georgetown, Texas; at Colorado School of Mines; in Big Bend National Park; and in the North Carolina Zoo. He and his wife, Gail, live in Austin and have two children, Christine and Russell. E‑mail:


W. Alan McNeill PC ’55 raises grass‑fed beef for Whole Foods in Beaumont, Texas. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children, Will and Susannah. E‑mail:


William C. McCulloch PC ’58 and his wife, Ann, live in Houston, Texas, and have two children, Mary and William Jr. Bill’s grandson, Andrew McCulloch, was initiated into Phi Gam at the University of Missouri in the fall of 2014. E‑mail:


Richard S. Glassett PC ’60 lives in Sugar Land, Texas, and practices CPA work part time during tax season. He also travels fairly extensively in the U.S. and Europe, and enjoys fishing and boating in Rockport, Texas. Richard and his wife, Donna, have two children, Kerry and Rob, nine grandchildren, and one great‑granddaughter. E‑mail:


Taylor D. Fyfe PC ’83 reports that, “Texas Fiji is doing awesome! It’s a great time for the Fijis; mighty proud to be one!” Taylor and his wife, Pam, live in The Hills, Texas, and have four children: Tanner, Kramer, Cooper, and Parker. E‑mail:



Texas Fiji Leadership

  • George Masterson ’18, Chapter President
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