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Miami mourns the loss of Winifred Dolibois, Sharon Krafft and John Snider


Miami mourns the loss of Winifred Englehart Dolibois, Sharon K. Krafft, and John W. Snider.

Winifred Englehart Dolibois

Winifred Englehart Dolibois, 87, died Wednesday, April 15. She was the wife of John E. Dolibois, former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and former vice president of Miami University. She and her husband shared a career building Miami’s alumni and development program.

A 1942 Miami graduate, she was president of the McGuffey School PTA and active in fund raising for the Heart Association and the annual Cancer Fund Drive.

She is mother of sons John Michael and Robert Joseph and the late Brian Charles Dolibois. Four grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Sesquicentennial Chapel on Miami University’s campus followed by interment at Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Miami University Fund, in support of the Miami University Dolibois European Center.

Sharon K. Krafft

Sharon K. (Beighey) Krafft, former director of Miami University Hamilton’s office of learning assistance (1996-2001), died at the age of 60, Friday, March 13.

Krafft taught English at the New York Institute of Technology and then at Miami Hamilton from 1990 to 1995.
Krafft was the wife of John M. Krafft.

A remembrance gathering for family and friends was held Friday, March 27, at Symmes Tavern on the Green in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Hamilton, The Cancer Care Department of Mercy Fairfield Hospital or The Scratching Post cat shelter and adoption center (6948 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, 45236).

An online register is at

John W. Snider

John William Snider, professor of physics emeritus, died Thursday, Feb. 19. He was 84.
Snider earned a Miami bachelor’s degree in 1949 and a master’s degree in physics in 1951 and a doctorate from Ohio State University in 1857.
He retired as a physics professor at Miami in 1992.

Snider was a World War II veteran, serving as a bombardier on B-24 Liberators and earned the rank of captain.

Snider survived his wife of 59 years, Geneva “Genny” (Palmer) Snider and son Col. John A. Snider (USAF, ret.).

Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. He was buried in the Miami section of the Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John and Genny Scholarship Fund, Miami University Panuska Development Center (725 E. Chestnut Street), the Oxford United Methodist Church (14 N. Poplar Street) or the Oxford Senior Citizens Center (922 Tollgate Drive).


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