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In Memory

Ann Workman Brewster '93

Ann Workman Brewster '93 died April 19, 2018. A resident of Sewanee, Tennessee, at the time of her death, she was born in Greenville, Mississippi, November 20, 1963, and was a graduate of Greenville High School. A 1976 family trip to Europe introduced her to a love of foreign travel that ranged from East Africa to Nepal, with stops in Cambodia and much of Europe.

Ann graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with degrees in physics and religion and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Following graduation, she served for two years as an Episcopal missionary teacher at St. Julian's Academy in Siaya, Kenya, and for two years in Japan as an English language instructor for faculty members of the University of Osaka.

An Austin Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, she received her master's degree in 1993 and was employed by United Technologies before founding The Terabin Group, an SAP computer consulting firm.

Ann is survived by her husband John Brewster, Jr., and their children, Alexander and Sarah, all of Sewanee; her parents, Liz and Noel Workman of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; and her brother Phillip (Denise) Workman, and two nephews, Andrew and Avery Workman, all of Helena, Alabama.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 21, at Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee.

Matthew "Matt" J. Korbeck '81

Matthew "Matt" J. Korbeck '81 of Tempe, Arizona, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born Nov. 26, 1944, in Detroit, to Robert and Margaret (Doherty) Korbeck.

Matt graduated from Anchor Bay High School in New Baltimore, Michigan, in 1962, and joined the Army in 1963. He worked for the Army Security Agency and was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan. After returning to the United States, he went on to work for the National Security Agency.

While at the NSA, Matt completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland University College, and in 1979 he was accepted into the MBA program at Kellogg. After graduation, Matt worked at Motorola as a contract negotiator and manager, first in two-way radio, then in cellular, then with the Iridium project. He helped to establish local police and fire communication systems, some of the first cellular systems in the United States, as well as systems in Indonesia, Qatar, Spain and the Philippines. He also negotiated Iridium systems in countries including Brazil, India and Thailand.

He served on the ACLU of Arizona board of directors, the Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Council, and taught financial education classes at the YWCA. He was an advocate for free speech, women's rights and the political candidates he supported.

Matt never met a stranger, and liked nothing better than a robust discussion about politics, religion and sex — all of which he somehow made acceptable in polite company. He and his wife Karen made numerous trips together across the globe, the latest being a safari trip to Tanzania.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and is also missed by a multitude of friends and acquaintances across the country.

David Joseph Shevock '98

Dave Shevock '98 passed away Saturday, July 28, after a hard-fought three-year battle with glioblastoma. He was 50 years old.

Dave was born in Dearborn, Michigan, on Dec. 8, 1967, to Joe and Sharon Shevock, with his upbringing in Motor City and his dad's career at GM fueling a lifelong love of American cars. Dave graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a degree in economics and went on to earn his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University in 1998. He focused his professional efforts in the field of health technology, helping a number of startups with his considerable marketing skills and drawing people toward him with his incredible spark.

As if he knew his life would be cut short, Dave lived it fully and without regrets, always insisting on celebrating his friends' and family's milestones and successes, birthdays, weddings and holidays (especially Halloween).

It was in Palm Springs where Ken surprised Dave with a marriage proposal at Dave's 40th birthday party and where they got married on Oct. 10, 2008, three weeks before Prop 8 was passed.

His friends and family will remember him as the most vibrant and alive person they knew before cancer finally extinguished his bright and beautiful light.

Dave is survived by his husband, Ken Miller, his parents, Joe and Sharon Shevock, his sisters, Crissy Shevock Ehrenberger and Sheryl VanHeesbeke, Sheryl's husband, Scott VanHeesbeke, and Dave's nieces and nephews whom he adored: Hayley, Hannah, Ben, Cali, Olivia and Adam.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made in memory of Dave to either The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St. John's Health Center (designating JWCI — Neuro Oncology and Cancer Research (Kesari) or the National Brain Tumor Society.


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