of Dr. Roll, Civil Engineering
Frederic Roll, emeritus professor of civil engineering, died on
April 29 at the age of 80.
Roll earned a B.A. in civil engineering at City College of New
York in 1944 and earned a masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University
in 1949 and 1957 respectively. He joined the Penn faculty in 1957
and remained here until he retired in 1986.
was co-author of The International Handbook of Structural Concrete,
a book that was a milestone in the field. In 1963 and 1964 he
was a visiting research fellow at the Cement and Concrete Association,
England. He served as president of the Philadelphia Chapter of
the American Society of Civil Engineers, an organization that
named him Structural Engineer of the Year in 1987.
Roll is survived by his wife, Christine. There will be a memorial
service on Monday, May 13, at noon in the social room of the Philadelphian,
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 428 Exton Commons, Exton, PA, 19341.