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Memorial Service: Tom McMahon

On Thursday, January 13, 2005, a memorial service will be held for Tom McMahon, former associate director of Wharton publications, who passed away after a short illness on November 14 at the age of 54 (Almanac November 23, 2004). The Penn community is invited to attend at 3:30 p.m. on the 8th floor of Jon M. Huntsman Hall. A reception will follow. “Tom was a valued colleague and his absence has been felt by many. Over his 17 years at Wharton, as well as his years as a student at SAS, he made many friends and gained the respect of staff throughout the University,” said Anna Loh, director of Wharton HR.

Dr. Harold Morris, Retired Psychiatrist

Dr. Harold H. Morris Jr., a retired professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, died on November 13 at the age of 87.

Dr. Morris developed outpatient programs for the mentally ill at the Psychiatric Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, HUP, the former Mercy Douglas, Misericordia in Philadelphia  and Mercy Fitzgerald, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dr. Morris grew up in Shanghai, China and graduated from Haverford College. He joined the faculty here in 1954, was promoted to assistant professor of psychiatry in 1956 and was promoted to associate professor of psychiatry in 1961. He changed to a partial affiliation with Penn in 1968, formally retiring in 1986. In addition to being a professor, Dr. Morris was a psychiatric consultant to the Peace Corps, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Coatesville and the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia. He retired in 1985 as director of clinical psychiatry at Misericordia and Mercy Fitzgerald hospitals.

Dr. Morris is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son, Christopher; daughter, Mary Evans; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care, Neighborhood Visiting Nurses Association, 795 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19389.

To Report A Death

Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136  or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 15, December 14, 2004

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