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September 4, 2007, Volume 54, No. 2

Mr. Capuano, Physical Plant

Gaetano “Ed” Capuano, a retired electrical designer in the department of physical plant, (now known as Facilities) died July 11, at the age of 78.

Mr. Capuano began his career at Penn in 1963 as a draftsman. He retired in 1993.

Mr. Capuano is survived by his brothers, Anthony, Donald, Bernard; and sister, Anna Nardo.

Donations can be made to St. Monica Church, 2422 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145.


Mr. Dallett, Retired University Archivist

Francis James Dallett, retired University Archivist, died on July 16 at the age of 79.

Born and raised in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, “Jim” Dallett was a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania, earning his B.A. and M.A. in 1950 and 1955, respectively. He served both in the U.S. Army and at the State Department. From 1955 to 1962, he was librarian of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia; from 1962 to 1969, he was assistant director of the American Museum at Bath, in Great Britain; and from 1969 to 1971, he was University Archivist at Princeton University.

He was University Archivist at Penn from 1971 until his retirement in 1984. During that time he led the University in its celebration of the American Bicentennial (1976); published a Guide to the Archives of the University of Pennsylvania from 1740 to 1820 (1978); and researched and curated a major exhibition titled “The Centenary of Black Presence at the University of Pennsylvania” (1980). He is remembered as “a delightful and dependable colleague, and a dedicated member of the University staff.”

After retiring from Penn, Mr. Dallett and his wife, Charlotte Houston Dallett, moved to Taconic, Connecticut. He kept up his numerous memberships in Philadelphia organizations and visited often.
In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by two sons and two daughters: Matthew, Richard, Athenaide Hinman, and Estelina; grandchildren, Meg, Lydia, Louisa, Lucia, Charlotte, and George; and a brother, Joseph Dallett.

Donations can be made to the Churchyard Fund, St. David’s Church, Valley Forge Rd., Wayne, PA 19087.


Ms. Ginsberg, Organizational Dynamics

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Lois Ginsberg, retired associate director of the Center for Organizational Dynamics, died on June 15; she was 70.

Ms. Ginsberg came to Penn in 1971. She first worked on a study for Campbell’s Soup Company, next on a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) project, then Leonard Davis Institute, and finally as associate director of Organizational Dynamics, from where she retired in 2002.

Ms. Ginsberg is survived by her two daughters, Marjorie and Alice; a son, Geoffrey, and three grandsons.

Ms. Ginsberg’s friends and family will hold  a memorial service that will be held on Friday, September 7, at 3 p.m. in the Terrace Room at Logan Hall; the University community is invited.


Mr. Hopkins, Facilities

Arthur Anthony Hopkins, a custodian in facilities and real estate services, passed away on August 12 at the age of 54.

Mr. Hopkins had been at Penn since 1972. He had also served as a shop steward.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife, Nina; his children, LaVaughn and Brittany; his parents, Anthony and Frances; three brothers, Richard, Gregory and Lawrence; two sisters, Melinda and Nancy.


Dr. Kelley, Former Trustee

Dr. Ann E. Kelley, former alumni trustee, died August 5 of colon cancer. She was 53.

Dr. Kelley, a 1976 cum laude graduate of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, (now SAS) served as a Young Alumni Trustee from 1978 to 1981. She had been a member of the Trustees’ Academic Policy and University Responsibility committees.

A noted neuroscientist, Dr. Kelley earned a Ph.D. in 1980 in experimental psychology at Cambridge University in England. She held teaching positions at the University of Bordeaux, Harvard University, and Northeastern University, before joining the faculty of the University of Winconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health. In 2006 she was named Wisconsin Distinguished Neuroscience Professor. 

She is survived by her children, Patrick Stinus, and Emily and Eric Levin; her parents, Francis and Elizabeth; her sister, Mary Sullivan; her brother, John; and her partner, Mark Newton Lowry.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ann E. Kelley Fellowship in Behavioral Neuroscience, to support training of future generations and sent to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726.

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Almanac - September 4, 2007, Volume 54, No. 2