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In Memoriam

Erin Margaret Aylward (2003-04)

AYLWARD, Erin Margaret, 30, passed away July 10, 2011 in Arlington, MA. She was born Nov. 10, 1980, and lived in Cheyenne until attending Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., after graduating from Cheyenne's East High School in 1999. She graduated from Harvard University in 2004 and received her Masters of Science from MIT in 2006. Erin lived in Arlington and worked as a scientist at BBN Technologies in Cambridge. Erin loved mathematics and enjoyed the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. She loved her work at BBN Technologies. She was always eager to share her passion for education. She enjoyed intellectual challenges and sharing them with others, especially her father. Erin always encouraged and supported her sisters and loved ones. She had a special gift and passion for the oboe. In high school she was the drum major of the East High band. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Christopher Phillips of Arlington; her sisters, Leah Aylward of Brisbane Australia, Ashley and Alissa Aylward of Cheyenne, Marji Sherman of New York; as well as her parents, Robert and Tracy Aylward of Cheyenne, Debra and Art Kossowsky of Jupiter, Fla., and John Sherman of Cheyenne. She will also be dearly missed by her close relatives and extended family. Condolences can be expressed at Erin's Memorial Facebook page In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Erin Aylward Memorial Fund, c/o East High School, 2800 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Joseph T. Ollapally (2002-03)

OLLAPALLY, Joseph, 30, died April 1, 2010. Joe has been described as "A consummate leader, philosopher, athlete par excellence, strategist, comic, friend and adviserWe don't have too much information since an obituary never ran, but Joe died in a freak hiking incident in Thailand. Friends have written about him here and here

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