CLAIRE E. RANDALL ’12

CLAIRE E. RANDALL, an education training manager as well as a singer and composer, died Dec. 8, 2016, at age 27. A music major who was a natural-born singer and performer, she focused on ethnomusicology and jazz studies. She was a member of New Group and Mad Wow, and she starred in a mockumentary Web series called Wannabes. She led and collaborated on many musical projects. After graduation she joined Trot Fox as a vocalist and worked for Resonant Motion, a nonprofit that focused on facilitating the creation of inspirational music. She also worked as education and training manager at Patron Technology, a customer-relationship management technology company for the arts industry. Passionate about social justice, she was an active feminist and never lost sight of the marginalized. Survivors include her mother, Anita Randall, two siblings, and her partner for six years, Gabe Gordon ’11.

MATTHEW D. LAMOTHE ’10

MATTHEW D. LAMOTHE, a film producer, died Jan. 16, 2017, at age 30. A government major, he started his career working at Interactive Creative Management before becoming a producer at a private film production company. He later joined Tommy V Films. Notably, he was the executive producer for the award-nominated I’ll See You in My Dreams, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Intruders, which screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; and most recently, London Town. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, watching movies, and traveling around the world to exciting places where he met new people and experienced great opportunities. Among those who survive are his parents, Laura Beaudin Lamothe and Henri Lamothe ’80, M.D.; five siblings; his maternal grandparents; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

REX L. BERNSTEIN ’15

REX L. BERNSTEIN, a government major who minored in history at Wesleyan, died Jan. 10, 2015. He was 22 and died peacefully in his sleep. His parents, Karen Close and Steven Bernstein; his sister; his grandparents; and a large extended family, including his aunts, Sarah H. Porter ’86, and Alison B. Bernstein ’87, survive.

REX L. BERNSTEIN ’15

REX L. BERNSTEIN, a government major who minored in history at Wesleyan, died Jan. 10, 2015. He was 22 and died peacefully in his sleep. His parents, Karen Close and Steven Bernstein; his sister; his grandparents; and a large extended family, including his aunts, Sarah H. Porter ’86, and Alison B. Bernstein ’87, survive.

HOPE REICHBACH ’10

HOPE REICHBACH, 22, communications director for New York City Councilman Steve Levin and an up-and-coming politician in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Apr. 28, 2011. Among those who survive are her parents.

PAUL SCHAFFEL ’12

PAUL SCHAFFEL, 22, a prize-winning double major in History and Psychology, and who graduated with High Honors, died Sept. 16, 2012. He had been diagnosed with a long-term illness in December 2011 and continued his course work and honors thesis despite undergoing extensive treatment. Originally from New York City, he served as editor-in-chief of Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s undergraduate history journal. He was awarded the Butler Prize for his thesis on London student radicals in the early 1900s, centered on the killing of Curzon-Wyllie, the aide to the Secretary of State for India. Admitted to Columbia, Harvard and Stanford law schools, he had planned to attend Harvard after deferring for a year because of his illness. His mother, Ellen Walker, and his father, Steven Schaffel, survive.

NOAH LANGHOLZ ’14

NOAH LANGHOLZ, a studio art major with an interest in photography, died Mar. 19, 2013. His parents, Susan Auerbach and Bryan Langholz, and his grandparents survive.