Dr. Manfred I. Goldwein, a retired hematologist/oncologist and emeritus associate professor of medicine, passed away on December 7 at age 75 from congestive heart failure at his home in Gladwyne.
After serving in the Army from 1942-1945, Dr. Goldwein received his B.S. from the University of Delaware in 1950, and his M.D. from the University of Vermont in 1954. He joined HUP as a resident and assistant instuctor in medicine in 1955. He was promoted to instuctor in 1958, associate in medicine in 1960, assistant professor in 1962, and associate professor in 1975. He also maintained a private practice and served as attending physician in hematology at the VA Hospital, consulting hematologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville, PA, and attending physician and chairman of the Medical Audit Committee at HUP.
Dr. Goldwein is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret; sons Michael and Joel (associate professor in the School of Medicine); daughter Ruth Silverberg; and six grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Memorial Gifts in Support of Scholarships, 80 University Heights, Burlington, VT 05405.
Dr. Michael Harty, emeritus professor of anatomy and orthopedic surgery, died of renal failure December 7 at age 87 at his home in East Lansdowne. Dr. Harty was educated at Blackrock College and University College Dublin in Ireland. He served in the orthopedic branch of the RAF in WW II and taught anatomy at Cambridge Univeristy. Dr. Harty joined the faculty here in 1953 initially teaching anatomy in the Graduate School of Medicine and then as professor of anatomy and orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine until his retirement in 1994. Dr. Harty was the recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Medical Student Government Teaching Award and the Certificate of Appreciation from the department of orthopedic surgery. He published numerous papers and chapters on orthopedic anatomy.
Dr. Harty is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sheela; two daughters; Patricia Harty, M.D. and Bernadette Erikson; two sons-in-law; three grandchildren and two brothers-in-law. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Cyril Memorial Fund, Saint Cyril of Alexandria Church, 153 Penn Blvd., East Lansdowne, PA 19050.
Dr. André von Gronicka, emeritus professor and former chair of the German department, died of cancer on November 23 at the age of 87 in Manahawkin, NJ. Dr. von Gronicka joined the faculty here in 1962 and served as chair from 1962 to 1972 and continued teaching until he retired in 1980. Born in Moscow, he emigrated to the United States in 1926. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester (1933 and 1935), and a doctorate from Columbia University in 1942. He taught at the University of Kansas, University of Chicago, and Columbia University before coming to Penn in 1962. Dr. von Gronicka published several books including The Russian Image of Goethe in 1969, and Thomas Mann: Profile and Perspectives in 1970. He contributed to professional journals and was awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, one in 1957 and another in 1969, and received an honorary master's from Penn in 1971.
He is survived by his daughters, Andrea Rudner (CW'65) and Ingrid O'Riordan, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 15, December 14, 1999