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July 15, 2008, Volume 55, No. 1

Dr. Dolan, Physics
Professor Dunfee, Wharton
Dr. Frederic, Presby
Rev. Guyott, Former Acting Chaplain

Ms. d'Harnoncourt, Overseer
Professor Kempin, Wharton
Mr. Montgomery, Long-time Glee Club Director and Renaissance Man

Dr. Dolan, Physics

Dr. Gerald Dolan, former professor of physics, died on June 17, at the age of 63.

Dr. Dolan graduated from Penn, in 1967 with a BA in physics. He went to Cornell for his MA and PhD, which he received in 1973. Dr. Dolan undertook a postdoctoral position at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY and then moved to AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, where he worked until 1987. He worked at IBM before returning to Penn in 1989 as the Trustee Professor of Physics (Almanac April 25, 1989). In 2000, he was the recipient of the American Physical Society’s Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize for his pioneering contributions. Dr. Dolan taught at Penn until 1996. 

Dr. Dolan is survived by his sister, Catherine; brothers, Thomas and Michael; and nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Professor Dunfee, Wharton


Thomas W. Dunfee, the Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business and chair of legal studies and business ethics department at Wharton, died June 2 of complications from prostate cancer. He was 66.

He had been teaching at Wharton since 1974; among his many contributions to the School, he had served as the director of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research (1997-2000), vice dean of the Wharton Undergraduate Division (2000-2003), and since 2005 he had been the chairperson of the legal studies and business ethics department.

Professor Dunfee and his colleague Thomas Donaldson wrote, Ties That Bind, showing business can be ethical. Professor Dunfee wrote more than 50 refereed academic articles, more than a dozen books where he served as author or editor, served as a member on the editorial review boards for six academic journals, and former president for both the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Society for Business Ethics.

He obtained his AB in economics in 1963 from Marshall University, both his JD and LLM from New York University, in 1966 and 1969 respectively.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, John, Jennifer and Shannon; and grandchildren, Taylor, Connor, Cady and Tommy.

The faculty and staff of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department designed a website in his memory: http://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu/dunfeet/memorial.htm.

Donations may be made to School of Business, Marshall University Foundation, One John Marshall Dr., Huntington WV, 25755.

Dr. Frederic, Presby

Dr. Myron W. Frederic, clinical associate professor and chief of neurology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, died of cancer at his home on June 14. He was 72. 

Dr. Frederic earned a bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Ohio State University. He then served in the Navy as a flight surgeon at Johnsville Naval Air Station in Warminster.

After his discharge, he completed an internship and residencies in internal medicine and neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Penn Presbyterian staff in the mid-1960s. He closed his office at the hospital last month.

Dr. Frederic is survived by his wife, Frances; parents, Jerald and Grattis; stepchildren, Robin Weldon, and Mary and Stephen Ward; a sister; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Ocean Gate First Aid Squad, Box 842, Ocean Gate, NJ.

Rev. Guyott, Former Acting Chaplain

Reverend Frederic F. Guyott, III, former acting chaplain of the University, died in his home on June 13 at the age of 60. 

Reverend Guyott took his AB from Penn in 1971, majoring in American civilization. He served as acting chaplain of the University from September 1995 to August 1996.

Previously, he worked in the securities industry until 1990. Embarking on a new career, he attended Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, where he received his MDiv in 1993. He returned to Philadelphia where he was ordained at the Cathedral Church of Saviour. His work included outreach to both the Penn and Drexel campuses. He had also served as an associate priest at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington, Delaware and as rector of St. John’s Church in Salem, New Jersey.

Reverend Guyott is survived by his mother, Alyce; sisters, Lisa Canter and Cynthia Mirbach; and brother, Scott. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, 719 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801.

Ms. d’Harnoncourt, Overseer

Anne d’Harnoncourt, who had been an overseer in the School of Design since 1982, died June 1 of cardiac arrest. She was 64.

Ms. d’Harnoncourt served as The George D. Widener Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) since 1982, and as both Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum since 1997. According to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she “fostered the growth and distinction of the Museum’s professional staff, and encouraged a sequence of major exhibitions and publications by Museum curators and scholars. Among these were the retrospectives Brancusi (1995), Cézanne (1996), Hon’ami K?etsu (2000), Barnett Newman (2002) and Salvador Dalí (2005), and surveys on topics ranging from The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts (1983) to Japanese Design (1994) and The Splendor of Eighteenth-Century Rome (2000).”

Her other contributions included overseeing a vast project to reinstall all of the European collections in more than ninety galleries; renovating twenty galleries of modern and contemporary art; and PMA’s long-term goal of acquiring the landmark, Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, that increased the facilities for the PMA’s collections. In addition, Ms. d’Harnoncourt led the PMA through two major capital campaigns that raised a total of over $300 million.

Prior to becoming director, Ms. d’Harnoncourt served as the PMA’s curator of twentieth-century art from 1972 to 1982. She has written extensively about Duchamp, John Cage, Futurism, and other topics in modern and contemporary art.

Ms. d’Harnoncourt received a BA magna cum laude from Radcliffe College and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Penn bestowed an honorary degree to her in 1988. She was a director of the Henry Luce Foundation, a trustee of the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and a member of the Visiting Committee of the J. Paul Getty Museum, among other affiliations.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Rishel, a senior curator at the PMA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Professor Kempin, Wharton

Professor Frederick G. Kempin, Jr., emeritus professor of legal studies, died June 14 at the age of 86.

After graduating from Penn Law in 1944, where he had been editor-in-chief of the Law Review, Professor Kempin began teaching as a part-time instructor in the Wharton School’s business law department in 1945 while in private practice of law. He left the law practice in 1949 to devote himself to a career as a member of the Wharton standing faculty, progressing through the ranks to become a mainstay of the department and one of the most significant contributors to its growth and success. He served several terms as the chair of the department (1962-64, 1973-78, and 1984-87), presided over the broadening of its mission and its corresponding name change, in 1977, to the “department of legal studies,” and helped to raise the department to national recognition as the preeminent faculty teaching law outside of a law school. Now known as “legal studies and business ethics,” the department preserves the orientation he set, and continues to enjoy international recognition.

Professor Kempin was “a consummate scholar with a strong grounding in and penchant for history, especially Anglo-American legal history,” recalled a colleague. A frequent contributor to the American Journal of Legal History, he served as its assistant editor 1968-73 and associate editor 1973-82. He also served several years as an editor of the American Business Law Journal, eventually becoming its editor-in-chief.

Always working on multiple writing projects, he is perhaps best known for three books and his monograph chronicling the history of the American Business Law Association (now The Academy of Legal Studies in Business), an organization dedicated to raising the teaching of law outside of law schools to full academic stature. The first of his three books, Introduction to Law and the Legal Process, was co-authored with colleagues in the business law department and served as the text for the introductory course in law taken by countless Penn undergraduates over more than two decades. Legal Aspects of the Management Process, co-authored with Jeremy Wiesen, introduced two decades’ worth of Penn students, both graduates and undergraduates to the legal fundamentals of business organizations, principally proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. His Introduction to Anglo-American Law in a Nutshell, was a widely used primer on the history of our legal system.”These books reflected his love of history and his painstaking research into how law was affected by historical intricacies and oddities,” said colleague Dr. Arnold J. Rosoff.

Professor Kempin was a strong advocate for making undergraduate business education broad-based, giving students a solid grounding in ethics and the liberal arts. As vice dean of the Wharton Undergraduate Division, 1964-1972, he worked to implement curricular reforms suggested by a study funded by the Ford Foundation and spurred on by corporate price-fixing scandals of the early 1960s. He was devoted to teaching, especially undergraduates, and was a staunch supporter of Wharton’s Evening Division. A winner of the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1963, “he left behind a legion of students who remember and revere his teaching, his philosophy, his humor, and his humanity,” added Dr. Rosoff.  

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Kempin Hauckes; and his son, Frederick G. Kempin, III.

Mr. Montgomery, Long-time Glee Club Director and Renaissance Man


Bruce Eglinton Montgomery, a Penn ‘ambassador’ who brought international acclaim to the Glee Club, died suddenly at his summer home on the coast of Maine on June 21 where had celebrated his 81st birthday the previous day.

Mr. Montgomery, or “Monty” as he was known to his countless friends, hailed from Chestnut Hill and graduated from Germantown Friends School where his love of choral music was encouraged. For a half century he shared Penn and the spirit of Philadelphia with audiences worldwide.

When he first came to Penn in 1950, he was the assistant director of a program called the Cultural Olympics. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army infantry and then returned to Penn. In 1955, he served as assistant to Penn’s first director of public relations, Donald Sheehan. In that capacity, Monty served as the first editor of the then-monthly Almanac for one year before turning it over to Dr. Charles Lee, professor of English; Monty became the managing editor. He had been asked by then-president Gaylord Harnwell to be Penn’s director of musical activities. Dr. Lee and Monty jointly exhibited their paintings at the Burrison Gallery several times. His paintings and sculptures are in private collections and galleries across the land.

In May 2000, the month before his ‘retirement’ from Penn, the Trustees passed a Resolution of Appreciation to the “irrepressible and delightful leader of the Glee Club”.... “spreading the gospel of song.”

A legend in his own time, he was described by Michael Adelstein, C/W ’96, as, “the closest thing I’ve ever seen to Leonardo DaVinci—he’s mastered everything he has ever tried. And if in my lifetime I can reach just a little bit of what he was able to reach, I will consider myself a success.”

He served as director of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club for 44 years (1956-2000), writing, directing, choreographing and conducting their shows on many tours around the world. His memoir, Brothers, Sing On: My Half-Century Around The World With The Penn Glee Club published in 2005 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, relates many of his favorite stories from his tenure as director of the Glee Club, as well as reminiscences about his Gilbert and Sullivan activities. Monty served for many years as director and/or music director of Penn’s Mask & Wig Club, the University Band, the Penn Players, and many other musical and theatrical groups at Penn before his retirement in 2000. In 1971 he helped to create the Penn Singers, a student light opera and musical theatre company, and continued to serve as their director until his death.

One of America’s leading authorities on Gilbert & Sullivan, he directed musical organizations, many of which were dedicated to Gilbert & Sullivan. He was a long-time member of the Orpheus Club, where he was also named an honorary member for his appearances as guest conductor. He was a true Renaissance Man: painter, poet, composer, lyricist, author, choral arranger and conductor. He also served on the boards of the Theodore H. Presser Foundation and the Edwin B. Garrigues Foundation. “A colorful and vibrant man until the very end, he was beloved by the countless performers and audience members whose lives he touched over a long and distinguished career,” said Brendan O’Brien, C ’87, Glee Club President 1986-87.

“He made me dream, why not? He showed me life is full of opportunities,” said Barrymore winner, actor Jeff Coon, Glee Club President, 1990-91.

He was the artistic director of the Gilbert & Sullivan Players of Philadelphia–a group founded by his father, tenor James Montgomery–for over three decades after his father died in 1955. Under his guidance, the group produced over 65 productions. He directed and performed leading comedic roles in each of the 14 Gilbert and Sullivan operas throughout the US and England. He then served as stage director for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County, PA from 1987 until 2007.

His works have been performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and many other performing groups. The music he wrote for Gilbert and Sullivan’s Thespis in the 1950s, for which most of Sullivan’s original score was lost, was produced on several occasions, including the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England in 2000.

After his 1963 Irish folk opera, Spindrift, was performed by the Penn Players—he wrote the music and lyrics for a 1964 off-Broadway hit, The Amorous Flea, receiving rave reviews in the New York papers as “the greatest melodist since Jerome Kern and the greatest lyricist since Larry Hart.” It is still performed in regional theaters around the globe.

In 2005 he received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Bethany College, in Lindsborg, Kansas where he earned a BFA in painting  and music comoposition in 1950. He was also named “Man of the Year” by the Friars Club of Philadelphia in 2006.

After this long and distinguished career Monty was honored by Penn where the Studio Theatre at the Annenberg Center was renamed the “Bruce Montgomery Theatre.” The newly renovated theater was unveiled at a gala celebration on May 10, 2008, marked by live performances of his original compositions. It was the crowning achievement in the life of an amazing and gifted man and was his last public appearance.

He was looking forward to directing a G&Sperformancein September at the Union League in honor of Charles Spencer, the Ninth Lord Spencer, Princess Diana’s brother, at a benefit for Studio Incamminati, said his sister, Elizabeth Thomas.

He is survived by his brother, James; two sisters, Constance Cook and Elizabeth Thomas; ten nieces and nephews, ten great nieces and nephews; a great-great nephew and a great-great niece.

An on campus memorial Celebration of Life is being planned for October. Details to come. See www.montyart.com.

His family requests that contributions be made to: The Glee Club Endowment Fund #402396, c/o Platt Student Performing Arts House, 160 Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or online at www.makinghistory.upenn.edu, click ‘give now’; ‘I am ready to make my credit card gift,’ ‘Glee Club Endowed Fund’ under Cultural Resources & Student Life. Known as the 150 x 150 Campaign, this was created to ensure the future of Penn’s oldest student performing arts organization, founded in 1862.

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