Bloom | Mr. Day | Mr. Ford
| Dr. Klaus | Dr. Knight
Mrs. Lucid | Dr. Potok
| Dr. Sovie
Tybel Bloom, Social Work
Tybel Bloom, emeritus professor of social work, died July 15 of
pneumonia at the age of 89.
Bloom earned her MSW from Penn in 1944, after having earned her
BA from the University of Minnesota in 1934 and worked for five
years at the Ramsey County Welfare Board in St. Paul, Minn. She
subsequently worked at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic
and then taught at the University of Southern California beforejoining
the Penn faculty in 1955.
Bloom earned her DSW here in 1960, becoming associate professor
in 1966 and full professor in 1968 before becoming associate dean
for curriculum. She also published several articles, including
"Social Casework: the Functional Approach" for the Encyclopedia
of Social Work in 1977. She became emeritus professor in 1979.
is survived by a brother, Norman, and a sister, Myra Jacobs. Memorial
donations may be made to the Senior Associates Scholarship Fund,
in care of the University of Pennsylvania, CGS, 3440 Market St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Day, emeritus associate professor of architecture and city planning,
and an urban designer with McCormick, Taylor Associates, died
on July 16, at the age of 69.
Day received his BA in architecture from the University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology in 1955 and a MArch from MIT in 1958.
He also attended a program of study in city planning, at the Architectural
Association & Town Planning Institute in London (1959-1960).
His fields of specialization included urban design, comprehensive
urban planning, metropolitan and regional planning; urban transportation
planning and design, central area revitalization, new community
planning and design, planned residential developments, community
and environmental impact analysis.
Dean Gary Hack said "I knew Norman for many years, beginning
when he taught in the mid-west and as a visiting critic at Illinois;
he encouraged me to pursue urban design. He taught a generation
of urban designers at Penn, and continued teaching in city planning
as recently as three years ago when he oversaw a studio working
on design around transportation station in Bogota."
is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Dana, Leslie, Taryn
and Leah; sons, Daniel, Joel, and Andrew; 14 grandchildren; and
brothers, Ralph, Gordon, Larry and Mardell. Donations may be sent
to Habitat for Humanity.
Ford, Planning & Operations SOM
Warren Ford, a special services assistant, Space Planning and
Operations in the School of Medicine died on August 4 at the age
of 59. Mr. Ford began working at Penn in 1969 as a utility worker
at SOM and remained there until his death.
He is survived
by his wife, Brenda; four daughters Cassundra, Octavia, LaToya
and Bria; 11 grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers. Donations
may be sent to Mrs. Brenda Ford, 5027 Knox Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19144. A memorial service will be held on September 13, from
3-4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium & Lobby of BRB II/III.
Klaus Hummeler, Virologist
Klaus Hummeler, emeritus professor of pediatrics at the School
of Medicine and first director of Joseph Stokes Jr. Institute
at CHOP, died July 14 at the age of 80.
Hummeler was born in Hamburg, Germany. He received a medical degree
from the University of Hamburg, then immigrated to the United
States in 1949. He came to Penn in 1952 and was named the first
director of Joseph Stokes Jr. Institute in 1972 and retired in
Hummeler is survived by his wife, Mary Hummeler; his daughter,
Deborah Dunning; his sister; and three grandchildren.
may be made to the Klaus Hummeler Endowed Fund for Research at
CHOP, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
David Knight, Vet Medicine
David Harmon Knight, professor emeritus of veterinary medicine,
died of a heart attack July 15 while bicycling near his home.
He was 64.
specialist in veterinary cardiology, Dr. Knight joined the faculty
in 1967 and spent his entire career at Penn, retiring last year.
He was a charter member of the American College of Internal Medicine
and a member of the American Heart Association, and served as
chief of the section of cardiology in the College of Veterinary
Medicine for many years.
Dr. Knight was an accomplished athlete. He was a member of the
crew team as an undergraduate at Cornell University, rowed for
the Vesper Boat Club and Bachelor's Barge Club in the 1960s, and
was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic rowing team in 1964. In 1974
became the first U.S. citizen to win the gold medal in the international
Canoe Federation in the White Water Slalom race. He won the Masters
World Championship in 1982 in pairs rowing in the Netherlands
with former Olympian John B. Kelly Jr. In 1985 he was a member
of the U.S. Dragon Boat team that raced in Hong Kong. He took
up cycling two years ago.
Knight is survived by his wife of 23 years, Krystyna Wrobel Knight;
two sons, Eric and Christopher; his father, Ernest; and a brother.
memorial service is planned for later in September at the Veterinary
donations may be made to University of Pennsylvania School of
Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Lucid, Gregory College House
Tharalson Lucid, Associate Master of Gregory College House, died
July 31 at home at the age of 75.
the past four years she and her husband-- Dr. Robert Lucid, emeritus
professor of English, --served the Gregory College House community;
prior to that they did the same in Hill House since 1979. Since
the inception of the Penn Reading Project, Mrs. Lucid led a section
each fall; last summer she and her husband co-taught a section.
Lucid was born and raised in Oregon, earned her BA in English
from Seattle University in 1949 and a MA in teaching from Wesleyan
University in 1964.
31 years as a teacher in Philadelphia public schools--29 years
of them teaching at Germantown High School, where she taught English,
drama, and debate--she retired in 1995. She had been active with
the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. She was named all-time
teacher of the year in 1985.
Lucy,' as her school children often called her, was known for
her strength, kindness, and no-nonsense straight talk and to many
was a valued friend. "I do not think I go too far if I say
that she was the stuff from which we look to maintain our besieged
hopes for humanity, our ongoing desire to still believe in ourselves
through the darkest hours and years," Norman Mailer said
in a letter.
is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Robert Lucid, and
a son, John.
Chaim Potok, Novelist
Chaim Potok, novelist, whose characters struggled with their ties
to their conservative Jewish communities and their desire to explore
the world outside of it, died July 23 at his home in Merion at
the age of 73.
previously received an English degree from Yeshiva University
and being ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary,
Dr. Potok received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Penn in 1965.
He was also Baccalaureate Speaker in 1983, at which time he received
an honorary degree from Penn.
is also remembered for classes he taught beginning in 1992 for
the General Honors Program, the first he gave analyzing The
Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family, the biography
of Solomon Slepak he was writing at the time. He continued
teaching a class entitled The Post-Modernist Search for Self
until the fall of 2000.
Potok's protagonists face the restrictions placed on their lives
by their conservative religious communities: one entertaining
dreams of being a psychologist, another painting crucifixions,
despite the rejection they will face from their families. These
themes were visited and revisited in best-selling works, The
Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev.
themes, were also the author's struggles, whose desire to paint
and write and his decision to leave the parochial school system
and attend the Jewish Theological Seminary, conflicted with his
Orthodox family and upbringing.
addition to writing novels, Dr. Potok served as a U.S. Army Chaplain
in Korea from 1955 to 1957, and produced non-fiction works, including
Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews.
Potok is survived by his wife, Adena; two daughters, Rena, who
teaches in the English department (BA '83, MS '90, Ph.D. '95)
and Naama; a son, Akiva; two grandchildren and two sisters, Charlotte
Hering and Bella Sobolofsky.
Dr. Potok took part last semester in the "Spirit of Liberty
Symposium" on religious liberty, he observed:
am not so naïve as to think we can do away with all the
differences between religions, I would hope to do away with
the hatred those differences have elicited. Despite our divisiveness
and tawdriness, there is still here the dream of dialogue, of
listening; especially at this very moment. If it cannot happen
in America, where on Earth can it happen?
Margaret Sovie, Nursing
Margaret D. Sovie, the Jane Delano Professor of Administration
at the School of Nursing, died on August 16 of pulmonary fibrosis
at the age of 69.
Sovie was a nationally known authority in the field of nursing
administration. She graduated from the St. Lawrence State Hospital
School of Nursing in 1964, and served as a nursing supervisor
at the Good Shepherd Hospital and then as education director for
nursing services at Upstate Medical Center, both in Syracuse.
After serving as director of nursing at the University of Rochester,
Dr. Sovie became chief nursing officer at HUP in 1988, a position
she held until 1996. From 1996 until her death she was the Jane
Delano Professor of Nursing Administration and was a nurse practitioner
at Penn's health annex at Myer Recreation Center. Dr. Sovie was
a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Sovie was a fearless researcher. She meticulously gathered and
analyzed data to advance the science, providing information to
help nurses and hospitals do a better job caring for patients.
Never straying far from the care of the patient, Dr. Sovie provided
direct patient care herself while maintaining a research agenda,"
said Dr. Afaf I. Meleis, dean of the School of Nursing.
is survived by her husband of 48 years, Alfred; brothers William,
Maurice and Timothy Doe; sisters Patricia Frye and Mickey Snye.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nursing School Memorial
Scholarship Fund, School of Nursing, Development Office, 420 Guardian
Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104.