Obituaries

Former UNT president Alfred Hurley died
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Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - 11:21am
DENTON — Alfred Hurley, UNT’s 12th president and first full-time chancellor, died Saturday of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 84. Hurley first came to UNT as a vice president for administrative affairs in 1980. Two years later, he became president and chancellor. He would remain in both positions for 18 years and was chancellor for two more years after that. His tenures in both positions are the longest in UNT’s history. “The UNT family has experienced a profound loss,” said current president Lane Rawlins in a press release. “I know from many who worked with Dr. Hurley and from my own interactions with him that he believed...

Missouri City sisters killed in Nigeria plane crash
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Tue, Jun 5, 2012 - 12:16pm

Relatives, friends and church members gathered Monday at the Onita home in Missouri City to mourn the loss of two ambitious sisters from the Houston area who perished in a Sunday plane crash in Nigeria that killed all 153 passengers.

Josephine and Jennifer Onita, of Missouri City, were in Lagos to attend a wedding.

They are the middle children of Solomon and Lola Onita, pastors of a Missouri City congregation affiliated with the...

Former banker at UNT branch remembered as mentor, kind boss
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Fri, May 4, 2012 - 11:53am

Zach Tucker will be remembered for caring about and mentoring many University of North Texas students during his time as the branch manager of Wells Fargo in the University Union.

Tucker died of a heart attack Monday at age 57.

He was recuperating from pneumonia, said Carrell Ann Simmons, who worked with him at Wells Fargo on the Square, when it was First State Bank of Texas.

Tucker worked at the University Union until a few years ago when he began working for Point Bank on South Interstate 35E.

“He was one of the most caring and generous persons I’ve known,” Simmons said.

She said Tucker was as...

UNT Student Hit, Killed By DCTA A-Train
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Mon, Nov 14, 2011
DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) � The UNT community is mourning the tragic loss of a promising communications student. Twenty-three year old Dustin ODell died last Friday after being hit by a Denton County Transportation Authority train. Investigators say he was walking along a secluded section of tracks when the accident happened. Its still very hard for me because Ive spent so much one on one time with Dustin doing something he was so passionate about, friend and fellow KNTU DJ Kasi Brown said. An audio file at the campus radio station preserves the memory of the senior who had big dreams. ODell had aspirations of one day...

Gregory Joseph Park
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Sun, Oct 16, 2011
, 48, passed away suddenly in his home in Austin, Texas on Sunday, October 9, 2011 of a heart attack.after a 5 year battle with brain cancer. Greg was born January 30, 1963, lived in Lorain, and graduated from Marion L. Steele High School with the Class of 1981. He moved to Austin, Texas, and graduated from the University of North Texas in 1990. Greg was the manager of Hyde Park Bar & Grill in Austin, Texas from 1996 until 2006. Greg was full of spirit, loved life, had a great sense of humor, and an amazing attitude in the face of adversity. He had many friends and loved to share long stories with a great laugh. He enjoyed...