Ms. Ethel Duffy, a retired secretary in the physics department, died on January 26, at the age of 75.
Ms. Duffy began working at Penn in 1965 in the School of Social Work as a receptionist. She joined the Physics department in 1973 where she was a secretary until 1993 when she retired.
She is survived by three daughters: Maureen, Mary Ellen and Patricia.
Dr. Udell, Rheumatologist
Dr. Louis Udell, a retired rheumatologist and instructor in the School of Medicine, died on February 4, at the age of 89.
Dr. Udell had a private practice in Northeast Philadelphia, was a staff physician at Nazareth and Lower Bucks Hospitals as well as an instructor at Penn from 1950 to 1974. He earned his B.A. from Penn in 1932 and graduated from Penn's Medical School in 1936.
Dr. Udell was a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He collaborated on an early study of the use of cortizone injections to treat arthritis.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Charles and James; and five grandchildren.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 22, February 13, 2001