Tigers always in our hearts

In addition to the passing of President Emeritus Maravene Loeschke, Towson also lost two students and a professor during the summer.

The Towerlight would like to take this opportunity to remember these three individuals and their lives here at the University. We express our deepest condolences for the families, friends, and others who knew them.

Mara B. Lauterbach

Mara Lauterbach was a biology professor at Towson University before she died at the age of 74 on July 2. She was also the organist at Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church.

In an online guestbook on Peaceful Alternatives, past colleagues of Lauterbach from TU remembered her “dedication and warmth to students” and as someone who “loved teaching and advising.”

Jeffery Thornton

Jeffery Thornton was a 19-year-old who had just completed his second year at Towson University before dying on July 5 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Nobody else was injured in the single-vehicle incident. According to police, Thornton died at the scene.

Emily Patterson

Emily Patterson was a 22-year-old Towson alum before she died in Annapolis on July 29. According to My Eastern Shore MD, Patterson was involved with TU’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Her obituary called for donations to be made to Habitat for Humanity International at Towson University.

– Compiled by Cody Boteler.

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