Memorials

Lois Rodden, member of Kepler's Founders' Circle, left her body June 5, 2003 at approximately 8:30 AM PDT in Yucaipa, CA.

Lois is in the enviable position of leaving this earth with a job well done - a substantial job well done.

Her work has changed astrology for all time. When she entered the field, there were no standards for data integrity. Incorrect birth data were innocently repeated over and over. The computer acronym GIGO (Garbage In; Garbage Out) comes to mind. Things are different now. Better books and articles are being written because they are grounded in a broad base of thousands of clean and well-organized birth data. Every serious astrological writer now checks his/her work against the data in her AstroDatabank.

Lois died of cancer (her seventh) and was ready to go without fear. She regrets not being able to attend college in this life but has firm plans of attending an Ivy League university in her next life.

Kepler College is honored to be the recipient of her astrological library.

Haloli_RichterWe are sad to announce the passing of a Dear Friend:

Haloli Q. Richter, Washington Astrologer and Advisor to Leaders in Politics, Business and Entertainment, died September 11, 2004 8:00 pm at the age of 64. She went with peace, surrounded by friends.

Haloli Richter, astrologer, writer, translator and lecturer, well known for her substance, style, wit and common sense has died…..

A native of Linz, Austria, Ms. Richter graduated from Goddard College in Vermont, writing her thesis on “Bridging Psychology, Astrology and Mythology”. She was a life-long student of the humanities, especially art history, philosophy and religions. Her love was classical music, with a special passion for Richard Wagner operas. She combined her knowledge of many diverse fields with her skills in astrology to give her clients sage yet practical advice.

On November 2, 2008, a long-time supporter of Kepler College and a wonderful astrologer, Norma Storey, died in her home. Norma was a native of Washington, born in Bellingham in 1935. She was employed by the postal service for 33 years, enjoyed the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and taught astrology for much of her adult life.

Norma was an early supporter of Kepler College and firmly believed in the College's importance to astrology's future. She first donated to the College in 1993, only a year after its incorporation, and continued to donate on a yearly basis. She always made a point to stop by the Kepler College table at NORWAC and speak of her strong belief that astrology needed to have a place in academia.

Norma and her family has asked that a memorial fund be established in her name at the College.

Norma - thank you for your consistent support and gentle encouragement. We will miss you.

margieherskovitz.jpgMargie Herskovitz, extraordinary human being, wife, mother, teacher, friend and a prominent gifted astrologer, passed away on February 7, 2009 in Las Vegas., NV due to unexpected and sudden iatrogenic complications from treatment. She was 83

A native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, graduating from Taylor Alderdice High School in 1942, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1947 to marry Irwin M. Herskovitz (also a Pittsburgh native).. They were married 40 years until his death in 1988.

Among her many accomplishments as a former Nursing Home Administrator, business owner and more recently a water aerobics instructor, Margie’s true passion was astrology. She was a NCGR Level IV and ISAR-CAP certified professional astrologer, life member of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), National Council for Geocosmic Research(NCGR), International Society for Astrological Research ( ISAR) , Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) and held numerous board positions. She was also a strong supporter of Kepler College. Her contributions to the astrological community spanning more than 45 years, brought her international recognition. Presented with the NCGR Sisophys Award for community service in 2002, she then received the Marion March Regulus Award for Community Service at UAC (United Astrology Congress) May 2008 in Denver, Colorado

GSu Meyers passed away on July 16, 2012, after outwitting leukemia for 13 years. Kepler College is honored to receive her extensive library collection of astrology books and research, which will become part of our permanent library collection.

GSu Meyers was born Gloria Sue Kaucnik in Akron, Ohio on April 12, 1943 to Vencle and Julia Kaucnik. The youngest of 7, Sue moved to Owen, Wisconsin where the Kaucnik family ran a AAA dairy farm. After attending a one room schoolhouse and Catholic grade school, she entered the convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. After three
years, Sister Gloria left the convent for her senior year at OWHS.

Jeremy WishJerome Wish had two passions in his life, writing screen-plays and Astrology. Studying Astrology and running charts for his friends and family inspired much of Jerry's waking hours from around age thirty to eighty-six. He made many suggestions regarding a number of astrology computer programs that he felt should be developed, they often were, and he was frequently asked to do test runs. His penetrating mind was devoted to divination, in particular the study of the relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. His collection is far reaching in its depth and breadth. Having his anthology go the an Astrology Society that would truly treasure it, was a dying request of Jerry's, and we are grateful that it has found such a home.

--Ruth & Judy Fisher and Drew Fishbein