Klein | Ms.
Lonberger | Dr.
Abraham Klein, Physicist
Abraham Klein, emeritus professor
of physics, died on January 20 at
the age of 76 of complications from
Klein was born in Brooklyn, NY and
received his undergraduate degree
from Brooklyn College in 1947, then
earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in
physics from Harvard in 1948 and 1950
Klein became an associate professor
of physics at Penn in 1955, was appointed
professor of physics in 1958 and became
emeritus in 1994. He is the co-inventor
of the Karman-Klein method, a means
of restoring the broken symmetry of
mean field approximations for nuclear
as well as for other many-body problems.
Among honors he received were Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, J.S. Guggenheim
Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation Senior Scientist Award,
and an honorary doctorate from Frankfurt
University. Dr. Klein was also a fellow
of the American Physical Society.
is survived by his wife Murielle Pollack;
daughters, Julia M. Klein and Hilary
Hippolyte Klein; two grandchildren;
and a sister.
Celebration of the Life and Work of
Abraham Klein, will take place on
Friday, February 7, at 4 p.m.
in DRL A2.
Lonberger, Retired Librarian
learned of the death of Ms. Rose E.
Lonberger, retired librarian at Towne
Scientific Library. She died on November
29 at the age of 90.
Lonberger was born in Boalsburg, PA
and earned her B.A. from Penn State
University in 1933. She received her
M.S. in library science from Drexel
University in 1936.
Lonberger became an assistant librarian
at Westminster College in New Wilmington
in 1936 and left there to join Radio
Corp. of America as a research librarian
in 1939. She joined Penn in 1947 as
a technical librarian and became department
head in 1966 at the Towne Library,
where she remained until her retirement
is survived by two sisters, Hilda
Snyder and Ruth Hancock; a brother,
John Lonberger; and several nieces
Edgar Ralston, Orthopedic Surgeon
Edgar L. Ralston, emeritus professor
of orthopedic surgery, died on January
13, at the age of 91, of pulmonary
Ralston was born in Dubois, PA, and
earned his B.A. from Muskingum College
in 1933. He earned his medical degree
from Penn in 1937 and served a residency
and fellowship in orthopedic surgery
at Orthopedic Hospital in New York
City. He joined Penn's School of Medicine
in 1947, was appointed assistant professor
of orthopedic surgery in 1957, became
professor of orthopedic surgery in
1963 and was appointed to the Paul
B. Magnuson Professorship in Bone
and Joint Surgery in 1974. He retired
of the textbook, Handbook of Fractures, Dr.
Ralston also contributed articles
to many professional journals.
is survived by his niece, Martha Ralston-Braem;
a nephew, Walter J. Ralston; and five
grandnieces and grandnephews.
donations may be made to the United
Presbyterian Church of Manoa, 153
N. Eagle Rd., Manoa, PA 19083.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003