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Former Staff Member Carol Ganzel Dies

October 30, 2019

Communications Staff

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A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Kendal at Oberlin. 

Carol Henderson Ganzel, a former staff member in the Oberlin College Office of Communications, died Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was 88 years old.

In 1980, Ganzel became the editor of Oberlin College’s weekly faculty and staff newspaper, the Observer, and she held the position until her retirement in 1995. Ganzel was married to Oberlin College Professor of English Dewey Ganzel, who died in 2011.

At the time of her retirement, she shared this reflection on her work as editor of the college publication: “In June I retire from what I sometimes think is the most interesting staff job in the college. At other times I think it is the hardest; and sometimes it seems to be both, simultaneously.”

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Kendal at Oberlin.

Read Ganzel’s obituary in the Chronicle-Telegram.

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