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January 19, 2010, Volume 56, No. 18

Ms. Falcone, Wharton

Lynne Falcone

Lynne A. Falcone, a retired administrative assistant in Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs from 2003 until 2005, passed away January 10. She was 67.

“Students, staff, faculty and visitors enjoyed working with Lynne because of her friendly, generous and caring nature,” said Linda D. Kaelin, manager, administration & finance, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs. “A large part of Lynne’s job that she absolutely loved was the Visiting Scholar Program. Lynne opened her home up to Visiting Scholars working on research at Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs during the holidays who had no place to go.”

A 1960 graduate of Upper Darby High School, Ms. Falcone was the former owner of Lynne’s Ceramics in Drexel Hill.

Ms. Falcone is survived by her husband, Philip Falcone, retired supervisor for Penn Mail Services; daughters, Kristina Clark of Penn’s Office of Alumni Relations, Kimberly Staub and Kelly Butkus; son, Christopher Falcone; brother, John Goff; 10 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to: Mommy’s Light, PO Box 494, Lionville, PA 19353.


Memorial: Mr. Ryles

A memorial service will be held for Alex Ryles on Friday, January 29 in Terrace Room, Cohen Hall at 5 p.m. Mr. Ryles, a sophomore in the College, passed away November 22; he was 19 (Almanac December 8, 2009 ).


Dr. Zubrow, Pennsylvania Hospital

Sidney Zubrow

Dr. Sidney N. Zubrow, a retired physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital and faculty member in the School of Medicine, passed away January 9 at age 96.

Dr. Zubrow received his undergraduate degree from Penn in 1934 and his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1938.

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Zubrow opened his own practice. He then served in World War II with the US Army Medical Corps.

In 1954, Dr. Zubrow joined Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was praised for his teaching and mentoring to younger doctors. In 1971, he became an associate professor of clinical medicine in Penn’s School of Medicine. After retiring in the mid-1990s, Dr. Zubrow continued to teach clinical skills to young doctors at special request.

Dr. Zubrow, along with his wife, Molly, who passed away in 1996, established the Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Award in the early 1980s to highlight humanism in medicine.

Dr. Zubrow is survived by his daughters, Betsy Z. Cohen and Diane Z. Sand; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth; and nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Molly and Sidney Zubrow Lecture Series, c/o Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.



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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 - January 19, 2010, Volume 56, No. 18