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Faculty and Staff

 

The Old Guard

Dr. Mae E. Harveson Ed’18 Gr’31, Newtown, Pa.

 

1920s

Joseph H. Schwartz W’20, Sun City West, Ariz., retired department-store owner; November 1998, at 98 years. He served as national commander of the Veterans of World War I from 1996 to 1998 and testified before Congress on their behalf. And he joined President Clinton for ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day 1996.

N. Lane Irwin WEv’22, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired vice president of the Bryn Mawr Trust Co.; December 15, 1997.

Bayard S. Amelia W’23, Cockeysville, Md., September 10, 1998.

Eugene C. Felt W’24, St. Louis, October 1998.

Col. William S. Moore W’24, Salisbury, Md., September 13, 1998.

Arthur K. Stern WEF’24, Kansas City, Mo., director of quality control for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Imco Container Corp.; October 12, 1998.

Frank P. Wittmer W’24, Northridge, Calif.

Randolph A. Abbott ME’25 GEd’37, Philadelphia, October 8, 1998.

Guy G. De Furia C’25 L’28, Lima, Pa., October 10, 1998.

George D. Hill W’25, Damascus, Md.

Marion Hornor Humphries CCT’25, Medford, N.J.

Dr. William A. Shannon M’25, Duluth, Ga., a retired physician; September 6, 1997.

Helen Roberts Barnshaw Ed’26 G’28, Cherry Hill, N.J., a former volunteer in child advocacy and at Cooper Hospital Medical Center in Camden; December 12, 1998, at 94 years.

John R. Schnell W’26, Glenside, Pa., December 19, 1997.

Dr. Louis A. Soloff C’26, Philadelphia, retired professor of cardiology at Temple University and former chief of cardiology at its hospital; November 24, 1998 at 94 years. He wrote more than 400 papers relating to clinical cardiology and 13 books on cardiovascular disorders. Although on part-time status since 1996, he continued to see patients at the hospital until September.

Dr. Claude A. Buss Gr’27, Palo Alto, Calif., a retired diplomat, who, as the senior American diplomat in the Philippines, negotiated the surrender of Manila to the Japanese in the Second World War; November 17, 1998, at 94 years. After the war he taught at Stanford University and San Jose State University. He wrote War and Diplomacy in East Asia.

Carolyn N. Hackett Ed’27, Irvine, N.J., March 7, 1998.

Dorothea Luhn Havelin Ed’27, Berwyn, Pa., 1998.

Grace M. Duncan Ed’28, Newtown Square, Pa., October 9, 1998.

Rebecca F. Gross CCT’28, Lock Haven, Pa., former managing editor of the Lock Haven Express; November 25, 1998. A founding member of the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, she was the first female president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.

Robert A. Haller W’28, Erie, Pa., June 25, 1998.

Norman Harris W’28, Scranton, Pa., a retired attorney; September 18, 1998.

Philip R. Hepburn L’28, Chevy Chase, Md., an attorney who had practiced in Philadelphia for 65 years; December 17, 1998, at 96 years.

Harry Polikoff W’28 L’31, New York, a retired lawyer; August 21, 1998.

Margaret Fees Waddington Ed’28 GEd’37, Narberth, Pa., November 22, 1998.

Alfred H. Broadbent W’29, Doylestown, Pa., July 1, 1998.

Stanley Brzyski WEv’29, Langhorne, Pa., professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 25 years; November 17, 1998.

Dr. Henry M. Cohen D’29, Lemoyne, Pa., a retired dentist; May 5, 1995.

Abraham Egnal W’29 G’33, Philadelphia, a retired schoolteacher who had been fired by the school district in 1953 for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee as to whether he was a communist; December 20, 1998, at 90 years. He survived by selling housewares at farmers’ markets. In 1967 he was reinstated by the courts and taught for several years at Overbrook High School, and at the Community College of Philadelphia and Villanova University.

Dr. Daniel H. Mack D’29, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; July 28, 1997.

Virginia W. Palmer Ed’29 GEd’35, Lopez Island, Wash., April 16, 1998.

 

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1930s

Donald J. Farage C’30 L’33, Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of law at Pennsylvania State University; October 23, 1998. He had served as president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and director of the International Society of Barristers.

Merwyn L. Grill W’30, Staten Island, N.Y., June 24, 1998.

A. Bertram Koenig W’30, Palm Beach, Fla., August 30, 1998.

Ruth Meyers Myerson Ed’30, Philadelphia, October 12, 1998.

Hyman Ostrov W’30, Palm Beach, Fla., a retired merchant in South Jersey; August 4, 1998.

Veronicia L. Rafferty G’30, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired Latin and English teacher at Sayre Junior High School in Philadelphia; December 20, 1998.

Lloyd J. Schumacker L’30, Devon, Pa., a retired attorney; June 1998.

Dr. Anna Dunkelberger Sheppard B’30 D’33, San Jose, Calif.; October 10, 1998.

I. Jerome Stern W’30, Philadelphia, a retired lawyer and humanitarian; November 1998. He had served as president of the Federation of Jewish Agencies, president of the United Way and vice president of the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

Curtin Winsor L’30, Ardmore, Pa., co-founder of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; November 12, 1998. He played a strong role in the enactment of Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Ammendment on Clean Air, Water and Flood Plain Control. In 1933 he began his legal career by joining President Franklin Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration. He also directed the Philadelphia Orchestra Association for 46 years.

Harry E. Brodsky C’31 G’33, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., October 24, 1997.

Fred B. Creamer L’31, Jenkintown, Pa., a lawyer; November 22, 1998.

Theodore C. Johnston WEF’31, Reading, Pa., 1991.

Jacob Lilienfield C’31, Philadelphia, January 24, 1998.

Dr. Haydn A. Rose C’31 D’34, Phoenixville, Pa., a retired dentist; September 10, 1998.

Thomas L. Bishop WEv’32, Englewood, Fla., September 13, 1997.

Dr. E. Eldredge Brewster G’32, Harrisburg, Pa., August 16, 1997.

Dr. William C. Booth C’32 D’34, Fairfax, Va., a retired dentist; October 4, 1998.

Robert J. Boyd W’32, Virginia Beach, Va., an insurance broker; September 25, 1998.

Margaret J. Haentze Ed’32 G’35, Scottsdale, Ariz., October 8, 1998.

Isaac M. Smalley W’32, Deming, N.M., retired mayor and legislator; November 4, 1998. He practiced law in Deming for 55 years and served as its mayor in the 1940s. He had also been elected to both houses of the state legislature.

Dr. Harold J. Heck WG’33, Washington, retired professor of business administration at Georgetown University; December 11, 1998. He also served as a commercial attaché in the American Embassy in Paris.

Edgar T. Longacre C’33, Atco, N.J., July 12, 1998.

Joseph J. Menn WEF’33, Wyoming, Pa., November 29, 1997.

Alphonse P. Pepe W’33, Buffalo, October 27, 1998.

Ellen Dowdy Ramsden Ed’33, Clearwater, Fla., a musician; December 10, 1998.

Albert H. Scott W’33, Akron, Ohio, September 30, 1998.

Dr. Richard G. Abell Gr’34 M’47, Greenwich, Conn., a retired physician; December 1998.

Dr. Charles S. Cameron Jr. C’34, Bryn Mawr, Pa., the former dean, president and chair of the trustees of the old Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital; October 24, 1998. Author of the bestseller, The Truth About Cancer, he educated the public about the importance of early detection. He is credited with the development of medical and scientific programs to help combat cancer. He spoke out in 1954 on the suspected link between cancer and smoking, 10 years before the U.S. Surgeon General’s report that smoking led to lung cancer and heart disease.

Lawrence E. Green W’34, Shinglehouse, Pa., November 11, 1998.

Dr. James M. Johnston V’34, Sarasota, Fla., a retired veterinarian; November 21, 1997.

Dr. Donald B. Lewis M’34, Tucson, Ariz., a retired physician; May 1996.

William K. Newman L’34, Newtown, Pa., a lawyer and the retired executive vice president of the pension board of the United Church of Christ; December 2, 1998. He oversaw the merging of the pension funds in the late 1950s after that church was created by the union of a number of churches. He participated in the drafting of Brown v. Board of Education, and later used the UCC’s many pension funds to encourage corporations to integrate their workforces.

William H. Parlette CE’34, Linwood, N.J., 1992.

John W. Phillips W’34, Tempe, Ariz., August 1997.

John B. Powel W’34, Hilton Head Island, S.C., March 6, 1998.

Clarence E. Weaver WEv’34, Philadelphia, June 1998.

Dr. Kent A. Zimmerman C’34 M’37, Menlo Park, Calif., a retired physician; September 21, 1998.

Ralph J. Bodek W’35, a real estate developer who built more than 6,000 houses in the Philadelphia suburbs, the first being Lawrence Park in Marple township; October 10, 1998. Retiring to Miami more than 20 years ago, he still could not remain idle, and built shopping centers and custom houses until recently.

Dr. Charles P. Egoville D’35, Conshohocken, Pa., a retired dentist; July 1998. He had practiced restorative dentistry in Philadelphia for 43 years. He taught in the prosthetics department at the School of Dental Medicine.

Allyn H. Emens W’35, Bridgton, Maine, assistant manager of Casco Bank and Trust Co.; November 26, 1998. Before moving to Maine he had worked as a banker, a mutual-fund salesman, a teacher in the New York state correctional system, and as an investigator and case worker for the Greene (N.Y.) County public-welfare department.

Kenneth W. Gemmill L’35, Jamison, Pa., retired senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads; December 11, 1998, in an extraordinary coincidence, 15 minutes after his wife, who died of a stroke at a nearby hospital. He had represented former President Richard Nixon in a tax investigation by a joint congressional committee during the Watergate scandal: that investigation prompted Nixon to utter the famous words, "I am not a crook." He also represented the Philadelphia Phillies and served on the finance committee for the Pennsylvania Republican Party.

Albert W. Gilmer L’35, Sarasota, Fla., an attorney; 1997.

Dr. William F. Hartman M’35, Lancaster, Pa., a retired physician; January 4, 1998.

Everett H. Hopkins G’35, Durham, N.C., retired vice president for planning and professor of higher education at Duke University; November 21, 1998. He had also served as president of the National Laboratory for Higher Education.

Dr. Anson G. Hoyt D’35, Red Bank, N.J., a retired oral surgeon; October 6, 1998. He had taught oral surgery part-time at the School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Isaac F. Hudson M’35, Austin, Texas, a physician; October 18, 1998.

John P. Keating WEv’35, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired controller in the Pennsylvania auditor general’s office; November 16, 1998. He served on the board of the old Lehigh Navigation and Coal Co.

Edward Lucker CE’35, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired civil engineer; February 1997.

Joan Nusbaum Morris CW’35, Dresher, Pa., October 31, 1998.

Paul M. Oberholtzer GEd’35, Newtown Square, Pa., March 1997.

James Andrews Jr. L’36, Alexandria, Va., retired vice president of administration with the American Council of Life Insurance; November 22, 1998. During the Second World War he served with the American Friends Service Committee in Stockholm, where he was responsible for supplying food to 20,000 children in Finnish Lapland.

Charles W. Ballard Jr. W’36, Charleston, W.Va., the retired owner of a furniture store in Kanawha City; September 29, 1998.

Francis I. Daly L’36, Sarasota, Fla., a retired lawyer; October 18, 1998.

John P. Frazier Jr. W’36, West Hartford, Conn., a retired comptroller with The Travelers Corp; November 24, 1998. He was national vice president of the Financial Executives Institute and president of its Hartford chapter.

Philip Holland C’36, Hackensack, N.J., January 20, 1998.

Frederick R. Jones W’36, Crystal Lake, Ill., October 24, 1998.

Joe E. Kline WEF’36 CCC’40, Wyomissing Hills, Pa., April 14, 1998.

William M. Krones W’36, Philadelphia, December 9, 1998.

Irving M. Leven W’36, Providence, R.I., former proprietor of the Central Tool Co.; October 17, 1998.

Dr. Clarence S. Livingood M’36 GM’39, Grosse Pointe, Mich., a physician; July 27, 1998.

I. Vernon Pfile W’36, Charleroi, Pa., September 2, 1998.

Albert M. Reed W’36, Bethlehem, Pa., retired senior vice president of Bethlehem Steel Corp.; October 19, 1998.

Howard W. Stephens W’36, Raleigh, N.C., January 16, 1998.

Leonard Baldinger WEF’37, Washington, retired chief of the U.S. Air Force’s budget-enactment office; October 29, 1998.

Irving Freyman C’37, Boca Raton, Fla., August 5, 1998.

Dr. Samuel Guyer C’37, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired physician; March 27, 1998.

George E. Hart WEv’37, October 29, 1997.

Milton M. Kutsher C’37, Monticello, N.Y., a former head of s Kutsher’s Country Club and the associated sports academy and summer camp; November 16, 1998. He was co-founder and a former chair of the Monticello Raceway. A trustee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, he was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 1966.

Dr. Robert E. Lentz C’37, Allentown, Pa., plant physician for General Electric Co.; October 19, 1998.

Edson S. Outwin W’37, Peterborough, N.H., December 26, 1997.

Dr. Jules P. Pearlstein D’37, Clayton, N.J., a retired dentist; November 22, 1998. He served on the local school board from 1964 to 1988.

Frank C. Preston Jr. W’37, Jacksonville, Ore., June 17, 1998.

J. Roland Stott WEv’37, Lima, Pa., retired vice president and controller of the old Fidelity Bank; October 26, 1998.

Elaine Nagler Alber CW’38, Haverford, Pa., August 21, 1998. She was president of her Class.

John Booth Clapham ChE’38, Lansdale, Pa., a retired vice president of the old Arco Chemical Co.; September 6, 1998. He was prominent in developing the chemical-refining industry in Philadelphia.

Edward Dash EE’38, Santa Cruz, Calif., November 21, 1998.

Dr. Bernard I. Diamond C’38 M’43, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., retired owner of Northern Clinical Laboratories; November 4, 1998.

Elizabeth L. Gluckert DH’38, Jacksonville, Fla., June 22, 1998.

McCarthy Hanger Jr. WG’38, La Jolla, Calif., retired head of a St. Louis prosthetics and orthotics company; September 9, 1998. He was president of the American Orthotics Prosthetics Association.

June DeFrees Heelan FA’38, Philadelphia.

William R. Morpeth Jr. W’38, Hilton Head Island, S.C., August 5, 1998.

Dr. Robert D. Nix M’38, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a retired pediatrician who had practiced in Sewickley, Pa; December 1, 1998. He helped his friend, Jonas Salk, in the development of the polio vaccine, by providing some of the first test subjects, among them his own children. When he became a pediatrician, he switched to wearing bowties, as the infants would not be able to pull on them.

Homer R. Overly W’38, Dedham, Mass., October 20, 1998.

Rev. Peter M. Sturtevant C’38, Duxbury, Mass., retired rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo.; December 12, 1998.

Dr. Irvin Sussman C’38, Bridgeton, N.J., a physician; March 3, 1998.

J. Hugh Wilson C’38, Pennsauken, N.J.

Lt. Col. William P. Asprey C’39, Stanhope, N.J., April 1998.

Thomas R. Butler L’39, Newtown Square, Pa., an attorney; September 10, 1998.

Dr. Jerome D. Dawson D’39, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist.

Harry A. Howland W’39, Dorset, Vt., November 1998.

Allan R. Johnson W’39, New York, former head of Saks Fifth Avenue; November 26, 1998. He also served on the boards of Viacom International, Inc., and the old Shearson Lehman Investments.

Dr. Paul F. Landis V’39, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired veterinarian; December 6, 1998. He served as chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s executive board and as president of the Norfolk SPCA.

George F. Lee III L’39, Vero Beach, Fla., an attorney; November 1998.

Elwood F. Mapes C’39, Port St. Lucie, Fla., February 1998.

John W. Sooy WEv’39, Tucson, Ariz., May 12, 1998.

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1940s

Maxine S. Briner CW’40, Harrisburg, Pa., September 7, 1998.

Donald M. DeHart WEF’40, Duxbury, Mass., November 24, 1997.

Dr. Sidney Elfant D’40, Silver Spring, Md., a retired dentist; August 14, 1998.

John B. Leedom C’40, Churchville, Pa., September 16, 1998.

Dr. George E. Miller Jr. C’40 M’43, Kennett Square, Pa., a physician; November 1998.

Forrest A. Price W’40, Akron, Ohio, June 10, 1998.

David W. Siegel W’40 WG’42, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired health administrator at Temple University; September 6, 1998. He also headed the International Cancer Congress, based in Seattle.

James G. Smyrl Jr. WEv’40, Lancaster, Pa., September 1997.

Joe S. Snyder W’40, Tenafly, N.J., a retired sales partner of A. W. Young Printing Co.; October 12, 1998. He also served on the borough council.

Dr. Milton L. Cullen GM’41, Philadelphia, a physician; July 3, 1998.

Nathaniel C. Doughty Jr. Ed’41, Cranbury, N.J., November 9, 1998.

William F. Enright Jr. W’41, St. Joseph, Mo., a retired banker; October 22, 1998.

Morton D. Goldman W’41, New York, October 1, 1998.

Robert S. Jones C’41, Baltimore, a retired salesman for Bethelem Steel Corp.; November 19, 1998.

Frank A. Moorshead Jr. W’41, St. Michaels, Md., a retired Philadelphia heavy-equipment salesman; September 4, 1998.

Bruce L. Shields W’41, Troy, Mich., 1995.

Philip L. Shipe GEd’41, Wooster, Ohio, 1995.

Sue Brill Stettler Ed’41, Dallas, Pa., October 5, 1998.

Lawrence B. Trenholme ChE’41, Jamesburg, N.J., retired head of the international-engineering division for chemicals and plastics at Union Carbide; September 21, 1998.

Ernest Witkin EE’41, Philadelphia, October 18, 1998.

Gordon D. Ziegenfuss WEF’41, Harrisburg, Pa., July 17, 1998.

Russell Bement Jr. C’42, Rosemont, Pa., November 21, 1998.

Dr. J. James Cancelmo Jr. C’42 M’45, Wayne, Pa., a retired radiologist; November 20, 1998.

Robert A. Doane Ed’42 GEd’47, Spring Hill, Fla., October 1, 1998.

Dr. Charles A. Ferguson C’42 Gr’45, Palo Alto, Calif., September 2, 1998.

Rev. William C. Roeger C’42, Perkasie, Pa., pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Chalfont from 1945 to 1968; November 10, 1998.

Richard B. Schulz EE’42 GEE’51, Carrollton, Texas, October 1, 1998.

Dr. Lawrence E. Vinzant GM’42, Derby, Kan.

Charles S. Wolf W’42 WG’43 Hon’91, Mt. Wolf, Pa., a trustee emeritus of the University and chair emeritus of the board of overseers of the School of Veterinary Medicine; September 1, 1998. He was chair and CEO of the York Container Co., described as a major economic asset of the state. He had served as a trustee for 30 years. Director of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, he also headed the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association.

Dr. Richard Bogash ChE’43 Gr’49, Haverford, Pa., retired president and CEO of the old Wyeth Laboratories; August 2, 1998. He joined Wyeth while finishing his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Penn. He was head of product development, 1947-60, becoming assistant vice president for research and development in 1960 and president in 1976. During the Second World War he was attached to the Manhattan Project, working under Fermi at Columbia University.

Dr. John F. Bucher M’43, Gainesville, Fla., a physician; April 1998.

Joanna E. Ferguson CW’43, Palo Alto, Calif.

Dr. Margaret Storrs French M’43, Salt Lake City, a psychiatrist; July 22, 1998.

Margery Kitchen League CW’43, Merion, Pa., November 29, 1998.

Elaine Klebanoff Benson CW’44, Bridgehampton, N.Y., former director of community relations at Southampton Hospital and gallery owner; September 28, 1998.

Robert G. Bernbaum C’44, owner of the famous Mortimer’s Restaurant in New York; September 7, 1998. He was described as a Solomon of seating, spending hours each day juggling seating arrangements of the 19 tables that sat only four each. His maxim was, "The trick in seating is not where they are, but who they are surrounded by." Mortimer’s is generally acknowledged to be the clubby, East Side restaurant described in Tom Wolfe’s book, Bonfire of the Vanities, but the scenes for the film adaptation were not shot there—as it was (according to Bernbaum) "believed people in the Midwest would not understand the plainness of the place." The restaurant’s undistinguished decor was matched by its food (which included chicken hash, mashed potatoes, lemon-meringue pie and rice pudding)—and its moderate prices: "The rich don’t like to spend money; and they like to spend money here less than anyplace else."

Dr. Gary L. Blacksmith V’44, Redondo Beach, Calif., a retired veterinarian; October 14, 1998.

Dr. Herbert L. Fischer Jr. D’44, Oreland, Pa., a dentist; September 21, 1998.

Alan H. Kane W’44, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired business owner and past president of the Lower Merion Township board of commissioners; November 28, 1998.

John B. Krebs W’44, New Oxford, Pa.

Martin Margolit W’44, Mt. Laurel, N.J., a retired lawyer and civil-rights activist; September 25, 1998. He was a municipal-court judge in Cinnaminson 1962-64, then mayor from 1964 to 1966. He also served as an assistant prosecutor in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. He was a member of the NAACP and he was active in the ACLU’s anti-segregation movement.

Oscar Nelson Jr. W’44, Lewisburg, W.Va., a retired cattle rancher and former president of United Carbon Co.; December 2, 1997. He served in the Second World War and was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts.

Dr. John J. O’Leary D’44, Franklin Lakes, N.J., a dentist; August 30, 1998.

Dr. Thomas J. Ritter M’44 GM’49, Orwigsburg, Pa., a retired surgeon; December 12, 1998.

Dr. Jerome D. Valentine M’44, Tamarac, Fla., a retired physician; December 12, 1997.

Mary Paoli Visceglia CW’44 GEd’49, Silver Spring, Md., March 2, 1997.

John D. Yocum W’44, Edison, N.J., August 8, 1998.

Dr. Paul G. Lefevre Gr’45, Woods Hole, Mass., professor of physiology and biophysics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; September 4, 1998. From 1952 to 1955 he was assistant to the chief of the medical branch of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, in charge of special programs including the First International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy in Geneva.

Dr. George Lockhart III C’45 M’47 GM’50, Marco Island, Fla., a physician; June 23, 1998.

Frederick C. Binter CCC’46, Moorestown, N.J., October 23, 1998.

Joseph E. Cook WG’46, Castle Rock, Colo., a retired Denver lawyer; November 4, 1998.

Henry T. French W’46, Elk Grove, Ill., a retired sales representative for W. H. Carlson Co., industrial distributors; July 12, 1998.

John M. Gluch CCC’46, Philadelphia.

Dr. Raymond Maryn Malvani C’46, Granada Hills, Calif., former professor of social work at the University of Southern California; October 4, 1998. An activist for the elderly, he campaigned to prevent elderly abuse. He wrote the Encyclopedia on Aging and co-wrote Case Management and the Elderly.

Mary J. Shisler Ed’46, Philadelphia, June 23, 1998.

John A. Beckman W’47, Rehoboth Beach, Del., a retired credit manager for J.P. Stevens in New York; September 13, 1998.

Dr. Vance A. Bradford GM’47, Oklahoma City, Okla., a retired surgeon; October 23, 1998.

Mathias J. Brunner GME’47, Lancaster, Pa., a retired senior aerothermodynamics engineer at General Electric’s re-entry systems division; October 21, 1998.

Herbert Edelstein WEv’47, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired insurance broker and pension consultant; November 27, 1998.

Louis Elgart CCC’47, Hollywood, Fla., December 6, 1996.

Viola Wiggins Ellis GEd’47, Torrington, Conn., February 8, 1998.

Dr. Robert W. Fuss V’47, Las Vegas, a retired veterinarian; August 20, 1998.

Robert F. Geiger W’47, Whittier, Calif., January 6, 1996.

Frank W. Hood W’47, Haddonfield, N.J., a retired stockbroker with Janney, Montgomery & Scott; November 9, 1998. In the early 1970s he had hosted Market, a television program described as similar to the current PBS Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser.

William J. Hudson GEd’47, Maryville, Tenn., August 25, 1997.

Brower L. Pernet GEd’47, Conshohocken, Pa.

William B. Pugh Jr. L’47, Media, Pa., an attorney; August 19, 1998.

Bernard Schwartz W’47, Boynton Beach, Fla., August 21, 1995.

Thomas H. Slook G’47, Moorestown, N.J., October 9, 1998.

Margaret A. Spoerl DH’47, Telford, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; October 21, 1998. She became a school-bus driver for special-education students.

H. Coleman Tily III L’47, Cherry Hill, N.J., an attorney; November 2, 1998.

F. Louise W. Uthe Ed’47 GEd’48, Flourtown, Pa., November 22, 1997.

Dr. Arthur A. Woodward Jr. Gr’47, Bel Air, Md., a scientist at the Aberdeen Proving Ground who designed and tested protective clothing for the military; October 4, 1998. He was president of the local ACLU chapter.

Dr. John J. Corcoran GM’48, Rio Rancho, N.M., a retired dermatologist; July 31, 1996. He was one of the first physicians in New Mexico to support the cooperation between medical doctors and Native American medicine men.

Dr. Peter A. Dumas M’48 GM’54, Cornwells Heights, Pa., a retired psychiatrist; August 13, 1998. He had been associated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Dr. Ralph L. Fischer Jr. C’48, Atlantic Beach, Fla., a physician; February 12, 1982.

Dr. J. Robert Fox GM’48, Dover, Del., a physician; August 7, 1997.

Donald R. Miller Ed’48 GEd’51, Altoona, Pa., October 18, 1998.

Dr. Richard S. Pittman G’48 Gr’53, Waxhaw, N.C., deputy general director of Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics; August 21, 1998.

Leon A. Scarf C’48, Boynton Beach, Fla., December 13, 1997.

Marvin Silver EE’48, Philadelphia, a retired supervising electrical engineer at the Philadelphia Naval Depot; December 19, 1998. Retiring in 1987, he worked as the Disabled American Veterans service coordinator at the local Veterans’ Administration Hospital.

Douglas R. Stalker W’48, Mt. Prospect, Ill., retired comptroller of U.S. Steel Corp.; December 9, 1998. After retiring in 1978, he was an auditor and vice president at the old Countryside Bank.

Dr. Edward G. Stanley-Brown M’48, Naples, Fla., a retired pediatric surgeon; November 25, 1998.

Arthur K. Treat W’48, Scottsdale, Ariz., July 1998.

W. Douglas Zander CCC’48, Claremont, Calif., July 9, 1998.

Leonzo Barber WEF’49, Greencastle, Pa., November 28, 1998.

Dr. Edward H. Bowman WG’49, Gladwyne, Pa., professor of corporate management and director of the Reginald H. Jones Center for Management Policy, Strategy and Organization at the University; October 7, 1998. He had earlier served as dean of the business school at Ohio State University, and comptroller of Yale University. His research focused on the dynamics of large corporate organizations, especially corporate risk and restructuring.

Gordon B. Callaghan WEv’49, Philadelphia, retired assistant vice president in the trust department of the old Provident Bank; December 17, 1998.

Martin L. Campbell W’49, Houston, December 2, 1997.

Donald R. Chapman W’49, Metairie, La., July 4, 1998.

Corrine Bittan Cherry Ed’49, Wyncote, Pa., September 14, 1998.

Sabina B. Gonski Ed’49, Montville, N.J., November 21, 1997.

Florence Grudzinski WEv’49, Dayton, Ohio, January 11, 1997.

Robert S. Hass W’49 L’52, Broomall, Pa., an attorney; September 4, 1998.

Dr. Oscar N. Hinski Jr. D’49, Haddonfield, N.J.

Dr. D. Lewis Moore GM’49, Houston, a retired surgeon; January 7, 1996.

Richard L. Myers W’49, Broad Axe, Pa., November 20, 1998.

Jack A. Nace WEv’49, Melbourne, Fla., March 2, 1997.

David O’Brien L’49, St. Davids, Pa., a retired partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; August 14, 1998.

Dr. Edward P. Slagh M’49, Folsom, Calif., a physician.

Fahy Smith OT’49, Hilton, N.Y., April 11, 1998.

John C. Spencer WG’49, Atlanta, a real estate broker; July 11, 1998. He taught business management at 10 colleges in the Atlanta area, and was a founding staff member of the Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg.

John W. Straton WG’49, Beckley, W.Va., former president and chief operating officer at Gates Engineering Co.; October 10, 1998.

Frank Strockbine GEd’49, Forked River, N.J., August 20, 1997.

Ferdinand Wiederspahn W’49, Houston.

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1950s

Dr. Leon M. Bodie Jr. V’50, Edmonds, Wash., a veterinarian; October 24, 1998. He was a commissioner of the Port of Moses Lake for 33 years.

William F. Burke III EE’50, Cinnaminson, N.J.

John E. Geverd Jr. WEv’50, Palmyra, N.J.

Malcolm Hall W’50, Elmwood Park, N.J., December 4, 1997.

Fred H. Kelley Jr. W’50, Springfield, Pa., June 4, 1998.

Dr. Louis Leibovitz V’50, Falmouth, Mass., veterinarian; August 21, 1998.

Gerard J. Mayer Ar’50, Somers Point, N.J., retired chief architect for Acme Markets; October 12, 1998. He designed most of the supermarket chain’s stores until he retired in the 1980s. He also designed the St. Peter Celestine Roman Catholic Church in Cherry Hill, where he served as an usher for 30 years.

Joseph F. Murphy W’50, Wilmington, Del., July 7, 1998.

Joyce Shultz Stager Ed’50 GEd’53, Ocean City, N.J., March 27, 1998.

Philip C. Torrey C’50, Glenside, Pa., October 19, 1998.

Paul A. Williams W’50, Thompsonville, Conn., owner of Home Maid Carpet Cleaning; October 1, 1998.

Dr. David S. Burcat G’51 D’62, Aston, Pa., a retired dentist who had practiced in Lansdowne for more than 34 years; November 8, 1998.

Ruth Hotchkiss Ennis Nu’51, Erie, Pa., March 15, 1998.

Dr. Leon A. Frankel GM’51, 1998, a physician.

Helen Leondes Gerace Ed’51, Midland, Mich., co-founder and chief financial officer of a family construction business; September 19, 1998.

Rev. Walter C. Jaskievicz Gr’51, Bronx, N.Y., July 6, 1996.

Louis A. Goldstein Ar’51, Detroit, a retired architect with the board of education; November 12, 1998. He had earlier served as city planner for Highland Park, and as a staff architect for Wayne State University.

John J. Kelly WEv’51, Darby, Pa., March 26, 1998.

Herbert M. Linsenberg L’51, Philadelphia, an attorney; November 27, 1998.

Dr. Samuel J. Messick C’51, Pennington, N.J., former vice president of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton; October 6, 1998. He retired from the position specially created for him of distinguished research scientist. His work helped shape the SAT.

A. Eugene Miller C’51 G’53, Fairhaven, Md., retired vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; October 8, 1998. He was a mayor of Somerset.

Graeme Murdoch C’51, Haverford, Pa., former assistant U.S. attorney from 1959 to 1963; December 19, 1998. He then served as a Pennsylvania assistant state attorney general till 1965, when he was severely injured in a motor accident.

Donald G. Oyler L’51, Gettysburg, Pa., an attorney; July 24, 1998.

Otto E. Plequette W’51, Borrego Springs, Calif.

Gloria T. Rollins GEd’51, Darby, Pa., August 22, 1998.

Mary E. Schlosser Nu’51 GNu’65, Philadelphia.

E. Robert Turner WG’51, Denver, former city manager of Boulder; October 14, 1998. He was also appointed director of Colorado’s Department of Administration.

Charles A. Boeheim W’52, Leesburg, Fla., July 27, 1998.

Edith Hyde Disandro Nu’52 GEd’58, Meadowbrook, Pa., April 3, 1998.

Rona Mound Drucker CW’52, Newport News, Va., November 30, 1998.

Allen I. Dublin L’52, Gilford, N.H., a lawyer; November 6, 1998.

Dr. Leonard S. Freedman D’52, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Newton, Mass., for many years; August 25, 1998.

Dr. Paul B. Green C’52, Stanford, Calif., August 18, 1998.

Richard D. Knott WG’52, Oldsmar, Fla., July 13, 1998.

Semond Levitt GME’52, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., November 16, 1998.

Dr. William P. McCarthy GM’52, Ocala, Fla., a physician; September 1996.

Dr. Donald Pious C’52 M’56, Seattle, a physician.

Arthur L. Segal Ed’52 GEd’58, Temple, Pa., August 25, 1998.

G. Foster Sanford III C’52, Upper Montclair, N.J., retired head of an insurance firm; September 8, 1998.

David J. Smith WEv’52, Sarasota, Fla., a retired salesman for Kraft Foods in Pennsylvania; November 9, 1998.

Earl A. Anderson GAr’53, Denver, an architect; December 16, 1998.

Cornelius M. Eliff GEd’53, Graterford, Pa., January 24, 1998.

Henry I. O’Neill Jr. W’53, Nashville, vice president and director of marketing of Leggett & Platt, a textile company; November 29, 1998.

Stephen Shilowitz Ar’53, New York, October 19, 1998.

Robert J. Slocum L’53, Pittsburgh, an attorney; August 12, 1993.

Edward R. Snelgrove W’53, Minnetonka, Minn., a retired insurance broker; August 29, 1998.

Charles A. Stewart Jr. W’53, Attleboro, Mass., July 28, 1998.

Dr. Harry F. Suter GM’53, Ship Bottom, N.J., a physician; March 1995.

Dr. Haskell M. Wertheimer GM’53, Riverside, Calif., a surgeon and attending physician at Riverside Community Hospital; December 4, 1998. He had served as head of Riverside Medical Clinic.

Hon. Berel Caesar L’54, Philadelphia, a Philadelphia judge; October 9, 1997, when the facade of a parking building on Broad Street collapsed on him.

Dr. Irvin G. Greenberg Gr’54, Baltimore, November 12, 1998.

Dr. Lawrence B. Holmes C’54, Timonium, Md., January 22, 1998.

Dr. Harold L. Kayser M’54, Evergreen, Colo, a physician.

Dr. Frederick D. Ketterer C’54 GEE’60, Jenkintown, Pa., associate professor of electrical engineering at the University, known for his research on techniques for freezing organs for transplant; August 3, 1998. After getting his Ph.D. at MIT, he returned to Penn in 1965 as assistant professor, promoted to associate in 1971. For his outstanding teaching he received the United Engineers Award in 1968, a Lindback Award in 1981 and a departmental award in 1982. Dr. Ketterer was a member of the Society for Cryobiology, the Radiation Research Society, and was a consultant to the National Cancer Institute and Jefferson University Hospital. He also co-founded the Conshohocken firm K&C Medical. His departmental chair, Dr. Sohrab Rabii, said of him, that "he has played the single most dominant role in the undergraduate education of electrical-engineering students at Penn. … No undergraduate, during the past 35 years, has left without experiencing his rigorous, demanding and dedicated style of teaching. He has served as a model for all of us." A fund in his memory has been established in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Richard W. Krueger D’54, East Stroudsburg, Pa., a retired dentist who had practiced there for 40 years; November 29, 1998.

Dr. Charles F. Schreier Jr. D’54, Water Mill, N.Y., a dentist; March 31, 1998.

Ann Evans Blue CW’55, Ashland, N.H., September 29, 1998.

Robert T. Clappier C’55 G’70, Abington, Pa., dean of student affairs at the Ogontz campus of Pennsylvania State University from 1967 until he retired in 1991; February 5, 1999. Previously he had served as the assistant dean of men at Penn and director of Houston Hall and student activities from 1955 to 1967. When a student at Penn, he ran on the track team and was an All-State football player.

Frederic H. Landmann W’55, East Sandwich, Mass., retired group vice president of McGraw Hill’s computer and communications publications; December 3, 1998. He later was a consultant to publishing and information-technology companies.

Paul J. Markart WEv’55, King of Prussia, Pa., February 12, 1998.

Dr. W. Gerald Pison D’55, Columbus, N.J., a dentist; April 7, 1997.

Dr. Robert E. Gallman Gr’56, Chapel Hill, N.C., the emeritus Kenan Professor and former chair of economics at the University of North Carolina; November 10, 1998. An expert on American economic history, he served as president of the Economic History Association and edited its journal. He co-edited The Cambridge Economic History of the United States and co-wrote Pursuit of the Leviathan, 1816-1906, a study of the American whaling industry.

Dr. Robert B. Jamieson Jr. GM’56, Melbourne, Fla., a physician.

George C. Lowe Jr. G’56, Philadelphia, former executive director of the mental-health and mental-retardation program of Allegheny County; October 2, 1998. He also taught administrative psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh’s medical school and lectured in law at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.

Joan C. Markovich G’56, New Hartford, N.Y., September 6, 1998.

Arthur F. O’Hanlon G’56, Bellmore, N.Y., April 19, 1997.

Philip M. Barshop W’57, San Antonio, Texas, co-founder of the La Quinta Inns hotel chain; November 20, 1998. In 1974 he left the company to set up a real-estate development firm that specialized in developing industrial business parks.

Eugene Cassanos W’57, Berkeley Heights, N.J., a retired computer worker for LCS Industries; November 11, 1998.

Herbert S. Dordick GEE’57, Pacific Palisades, Calif., October 21, 1998.

James B. Draper Jr. G’57, Wilmot Flat, N.H., a retired headmaster; October 23, 1998.

Richard W. Gaffney C’57, Brooklyn, N.Y., chair and professor of visual and performing arts at Wagner College; September 22, 1998.

William C. Haynes WEv’57, Palm Harbor, Fla., June 30, 1998.

Mary L. Kingsbury GEd’57, Pottsville, Pa.

Dr. Roger C. Laauwe GM’57, Wayne, N.J., head of ophthalmology at Wayne General Hospital; October 9, 1998.

Leonard N. Rinaldi WEv’57, Philadelphia, March 6, 1998.

Ellen M. Roulston GEd’57, Levittown, Pa., May 31, 1997.

Hon. J. H. Flannery Jr. L’58, Weston, Mass., associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court; December 18, 1998. In the 1970s he was lead counsel and strategist for the plaintiffs in Morgan v. Hennigan, the case that led to court-ordered efforts to desegregate Boston’s public schools through busing.

Ralph Gadiel W’58, Highland Park, Ill., inventor of the Liberty Falls collection line; November 5, 1998. His company, founded in 1990, produced miniature, hand-painted, porcelain buildings, each with an apparent historical background, set in this fictitious, Colorado mining town from the 1870s. Each November he would introduce eight new buildings, selling one design per week to major department stores; the company grossed $2.3 million in 1994.

Harry J. Atkins G’59, Philadelphia, a retired professor of languages at Temple University, where he taught Balto-Slavic languages for more than 20 years; December 21, 1998.

Dr. Irene Taube Danga D’59 G’62 GD’62, Cresco, Pa., a retired dentist who had worked at the Philadelphia Dental Clinic for Children until retiring in 1990; November 27, 1998. She had practiced dentistry in Germany until coming to the United States in 1956. She also lectured and spoke on German and Latvian literature.

Richard M. Segal L’59, Jenkintown, Pa., an attorney; October 29, 1998.

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1960s

Dr. Richard Adelson D’60, St. Paul, Minn., retired dentist; November 8, 1998. He also served as assistant dean for continuing education at SUNY Stonybrook.

Dr. Elliot J. Furman EE’60, Hatboro, Pa., August 25, 1998.

Samuel L. Garvin W’60, Scottsdale, Ariz., June 25, 1991.

Theodore J. Georgouses GEd’60, North Smyrni, Greece, 1996.

F. William Leeds GEd’60, Merion, Pa., September 14, 1998.

Dr. Norman F. Reber Gr’60, New Oxford, Pa., former editor of the Pennsylvania Farmer (1958-74), who campaigned for tax incentives to preserve farmland; September 26, 1998.

Dr. Paul G. Sifton Gr’60, Washington, retired historian at the Library of Congress; October 29, 1998. He specialized in early American history and manuscripts.

Peter Castle GAr’61, Buffalo, August 30, 1997.

Wolfgang Lowy CGS’61 WEv’61, Brookfield, Mass., September 29, 1998.

Sharon Bass Weinberg CW’61, Havertown, Pa., a case manager at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia; December 10, 1998.

Albert A. Garthwaite Jr. WEv’62, Rosemont, Pa., co-founder of the Automobile Racing Club of America; November 6, 1998. A sports-car racing enthusiast, in 1965 he established Algar Enterprises, the importer of Ferraris and Lancias for North America.

Dr. Donald C. Martin Jr. M’62, Toledo, Ohio, a physician; July 21, 1998.

Dr. Joseph J. Sena C’62 D’64, Somerset, N.J., a dentist; November 6, 1998. He also owned and trained thoroughbred race horses and was a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.

Robert Wynne W’62 ASC’63, Los Angeles.

Dr. Tai Sung An Gr’63, Chestertown, Md., a retired professor of politics at Washington College; December 16, 1998. A specialist on Vietnamese politics, he wrote a number of books on communism in Asia.

Herbert I. Barness WG’63, Warrington, Pa., head of the Barness Organization, a real-estate developer of houses and shopping malls in the Philadelphia area; September 5, 1998. He had been a co-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Reading Phillies. A prominent Republican power-broker and fundraiser, he had served on the Republican National Committee.

Arnold H. Hendrickson C’63, San Francisco, Calif., August 20, 1998.

John L. Horvath Ed’64, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired research engineer with Bethlehem Steel Corp.; November 20, 1998.

M. D. Janczewski L’64, Philadelphia, an attorney; March 4, 1998.

Christopher S. Shoch C’64, Philadelphia, November 11, 1998.

Margaret T. White GEd’64, Stroudsburg, Pa., July 1, 1998.

Robert T. Parker Jr. W’65, Dennisport, Mass., October 28, 1998.

William O. Purdy Jr. WG’65, Washington, October 27, 1998.

Carl F. Schmidt Jr. ASC’65, Haverford, Pa.

Dr. Eugene G. d’Aquili M’66 GM’67 G’81, Berwyn, Pa., the clinical associate professor of psychiatry and former director of Penn’s Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University, who was known for his research on the effects on the brain and nervous system of mystical experiences and religious rituals and experiences; August 22, 1998. Pursuing his interests in the psychology of religion, he received a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987. In his psychiatric private practice, he specialized in psychopharmacology. He wrote Biogenetic Structuralism, The Spectrum of Ritual, and Brain, Symbol and Experience; his last book, The Mystical Mind, was published early last year by Fortress Press. His wife died five months before him.

Dr. Donald H. Walker Jr. Gr’66, Iowa City, Iowa, retired professor of microbiology at the University of Iowa; March 10, 1997. After receiving his Ph.D. from Penn, he worked at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm until 1969, joining the University of Iowa in 1970.

Bruce L. Brodsky W’68, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., an attorney; September 14, 1998.

Dr. Olive P. Galvin GrEd’68, Albuquerque, N.M., a retired counselor at Zuni High School; October 10, 1998. She was one of the first women colonels in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Dr. John R. Hansel D’69, Chapel Hill, N.C., a professor of dentistry at the University of North Carolina; December 11, 1998.

Georgianna C. Knappen CW’69, La Fayette, N.Y., April 9, 1998.

Dr. Lazaro J. Mandel GrE’69, Durham, N.C., August 22, 1998.

Miles N. Miller WG’69, Walnut Creek, Calif., March 1992.

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1970s

Dr. Minaruth M. Galey GrEd’70, Floral, Ariz., a teacher; November 6, 1998. She was a pioneer in public-television instruction in Kansas City, Mo., where she taught and produced hundreds of live science lessons.

Dorothy O. O’Brien Nu’70, Merion, Pa., August 5, 1997.

Dr. Mark S. Siegchrist Gr’70, San Diego, Calif., former professor of English literature at Mueller College; October 21, 1998.

Stanley D. Drost C’71, Boston, a medical researcher at MIT; October 17, 1998.

Don Anthony Olowinski L’72, Boise, Idaho, an attorney; August 10, 1998, while snorkeling off Heron Island in Queensland, Australia.

Marietta Y. King SW’72, Harrisburg, Pa., April 7, 1998. She had worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

William D. Elias W’73, Peoria, Ariz., September 19, 1998.

Robert W. Genzman C’73, Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Philip P. Hoggard GrEd’73, Washington, retired professor of education at Virginia Union University in Richmond; October 4, 1998.

Dr. Sheldon L. Lamm D’73 GD’75, Freeville, N.Y., a dentist; October 11, 1998.

Susan Moore Bachmann PT’74, Philadelphia, a physical therapist for 25 years who had specialized in working with cancer patients; September 3, 1998.

Richard W. Platt Jr. WG’74, Springfield, Va., former vice president of the Evaluation Research Corp.; July 18, 1997, of complications from multiple myeloma, an illness that resulted from his exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.

Louise H. Sharninghausen CW’75, Newtown Square, Pa., March 6, 1997. She was studying for a Ph.D. from Brown University.

Lucia E. Johnson GEd’76, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., April 1, 1997.

William A. Loftus L’77, Yardley, Pa., a Philadelphia lawyer; October 17, 1998. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1953, he was elevated to monsignor in 1969, but left the priesthood in 1973.

Lawrence J. Hopcraft WG’78, Winter Park, Fla., president of the climate and industrial controls group of Parker Hannifin Corp.; September 2, 1998, in the Swissair Flight 111 crash off Nova Scotia.

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1980s

Sheryl Y. George-MacAlpine C’80, Philadelphia, founder of an Internet marketing firm; November 8, 1998. She was active in the Democratic party at the national and city levels.

Sarah J. Bianchini GEd’81, Yardley, Pa., November 9, 1997.

Dr. Mollie E. Herring V’83, Sewickley, Pa, a veterinarian; September 18, 1998.

Jay S. Kurtz C’85, San Francisco, August 1998.

Dr. Martin Zane Weingarten GM’85, Philadelphia, a physician; September 23, 1997.

John K. McKay EE’86, Greenwich, Conn., July 29, 1996.

Dr. Janet H. Stokes G’87 Gr’94, Philadelphia, a former writer in the anesthesia department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, who after retiring from Penn, became a hospital chaplain, though a Quaker. She died while sweeping her front-door steps on New Year’s Day, 1998.

Florence Long Walsh WG’88, Glen Rock, N.J., November 7, 1998.

Steven G. Gimber G’89, Bridgeton, N.J.

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1990s

Dr. William P. Carey Jr. M’93, Jersey City, N.J., a fellow in dermatopathology at the University; November 1998. He had gained his dermatology residency from New York University in 1998.

Dr. Jay Jasan V’93, Basking Ridge, N.J., a research veterinarian for Merck and Co.; September 2, 1998, in the Swissair Flight 111 crash off Nova Scotia.

Guy G. La Bonte EAS’97, Troy, Mich., September 9, 1998, from injuries in a car accident while returning from a camping trip.

Sean F. Smith M’98, Philadelphia, August 13, 1998, from injuries suffered in a hiking accident in Iceland.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Arthur I. Bloomfield, Bethesda, Md., professor of economics at the University, from 1960 to 1985; October 6, 1998. He then was a visiting professor at Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of Melbourne in Australia. He wrote Capital Imports and the U.S. Balance of Payments, Monetary Policy Under the International Gold Standards, 1830-1914 and Essays in the History of International Trade Theory, and he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economies.

Dr. Edward H. Bowman. See Class of 1949.

Dr. Jean Andrus Crockett, Media, Pa., emeritus professor and chair of finance at the University who was a distinguished economist and the first woman chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (1982); October 3, 1998. Joining the Wharton School as assistant professor of finance in 1954, she was promoted to associate professor in 1959 and full professor in 1965, and served as department chair from 1977 to 1983—being Wharton’s first woman department head. Dr. Crockett was a scholar of consumption and saving, investment, interest rates and the economics of health care; she held secondary appointments as professor of public management (1977-83) and professor of nursing, from 1984 until her retirement in 1990. Not only did she publish widely in major journals, she also applied her analytical scholarship to economic and structural issues within the University, especially as chair of the Faculty Senate, 1972-73. She was a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (1983-97). And she served on the board of the Pennwalt Corporation. A colleague described her as "a brilliant economist [with] a big heart. She left her mark on economics, the country, the University and her community." In retirement Jean Crockett continued a lifelong interest in the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Women’s Democratic Coalition and the YWCA of Chester, where she was a trustee.

Dr. Eugene G. d’Aquili. See Class of 1966.

Dr. Charles P. Egoville. See Class of 1935.

Dr. Anson G. Hoyt. See Class of 1935.

Dr. Frederick D. Ketterer. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Janet H. Stokes. See Class of 1987


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