Aronstein | Dr. Roberts | Correction
Aronstein, Professor of Law
J. Aronstein, professor emeritus of law, died on February
18, at the age of 78.
Aronstein received his B.E. from Yale in 1944 and
completed an M.B.A. at Harvard in 1948. During WWII
he joined the Navy and served on the USS Oakland.
He earned his L.L.B. From Penn Law in 1965 and was
a member the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
He was an Associate/Partner at Obermayer, Rebmann,
Maxwell & Hippel, from 1965 to 1969, when he accepted
an appointment as associate professor from Penn Law
in 1969. He became professor of law in 1972 and remained
in that position until the end of 1977. In 1978 he
joined the firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersol
as Counsel/Partner until 1981. He returned to Penn
Law as professor in 1981 and retired from here in
1986. He became Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
in 1986 and remained there until 1995.
is survived by his daughter, Katherine Aronstein Porter;
sons, David and James; and six grandchildren. Memorial
donations may be made to the University of Pennsylvania
Law School, 3400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Roberts, Professor of Surgery
Brooke Roberts, professor emeritus of surgery in the
School of Medicine, died on February 23 at the age
of 85. He lived in Bryn Mawr.
Roberts received his undergraduate degree from Princeton
in 1939 and graduated from Penn Medicine in 1943.
He served in the Army Medical Corps in the U.S. and
Germany in World War II.
began his career at Penn in 1947 as an assistant instructor
and fellow in surgery, served as an instructor in
surgery from 1950-1952 and associate in surgery from
1952-1957. In 1957 he became an assistant professor
of surgery. He was promoted to associate professor
and professor in 1960 and 1962 respectively. He served
as chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at HUP
and was director of the fellowship in the Peripheral
Vascular Surgery Program. He also was chairman of
the Medical Board at HUP from 1969-1971 and served
as acting chairman of the Department of Surgery from
1981-1983. Since 1983 he had been professor emeritus
Roberts served on the boards of Independence Blue
Cross and the Measey Foundation. He received the Strittmatter
Award from the Philadelphia County Medical Society
is survived by his wife, Anna Ingersoll; three sons,
Jared I., Andrew B. and Thomas B.; seven grandchildren;
and two brothers. Memorial donations may be made to
the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd
St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Arthur Gravina's obituary (Almanac February
18), it should have read: He was not on the
Transition Team when Penn outsourced Facilities Management
to Trammell Crow, but left Penn to work for Trammell Crow
as senior vice president of operations and operated similar
contracts at other institutions. He then went to Einstein
Health Care Network in 2001.
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Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 24, March 4, 2003