Alumni Events

March 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Celebrating Life of Chemistry, Physics Alum Wilfred Konneker, March 31

Ohio University will celebrate the life of Wilfred R. Konneker with a special service in Galbreath Chapel on Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4:15 p.m.)

No black attire, please. Guests are asked to RSVP to Tiffany Tomeo (via email at or phone 740-593-2554) by Thursday, March 24. A reception and memorial display will be in the 1951 Lounge on the 4th floor of Alden Library immediately following the service.

Wilfred Konneker painting

Wilfred Konneker

The family, including Will Konneker’s wife Ann Lee and daughter, B. Lynn Webster, will be in attendance for the occasion – which will take place on the Konneker’s 70th wedding anniversary.

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will preside over the service, which will include remarks of remembrance from President Emeritus Charles J. Ping.

The family invites members of the University and Athens communities to share stories, memories or anecdotes about Will Konneker via email to by March 21.

Will Konneker graduated from Ohio University in 1943 with a bachelor in the science of chemistry. He continued his education at Ohio University, eventually earning his masters in physics in 1947. Read more in Compass.

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