../1198/space%20holder


Previous issue's obituaries | Jan/Feb Contents | Gazette home


../1198/Obituaries%20overline

The Old Guard | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s

1980s
| 1990s
|
2000s | Faculty and Staff

 

1920s

George W. Fewkes EE’21, Lansdowne, Pa., Feb. 26, 1998.

Beatrice M. Coulomb CCT’23, Longmeadow, Mass., Nov. 19, 1999.

Alfred F. Janus W’24, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2001, at 102 years.

Elizabeth Shelton Morehouse PSW’24, Silver Spring, Md., Dec. 13, 1997.

J. Russell Cades C’25 L’28 GL’30, Honolulu, a retired partner of the law firm of Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright who was described as one of the most influential lawyers in Hawaii from the 1940s to the 1970s; Feb. 9, 2002. He moved to Hawaii in 1929 and specialized in corporate and tax law; during the Second World War he represented hundreds of clients who did business with the U.S. Army and the Army Corps of Engineers. A trustee of the University of Hawaii, he also served on the boards of the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Arts Center, and he was prominent in the building of the Blaisdell Concert Hall. An accomplished violinist and violist, he played with the Honolulu Symphony for over 30 years.

Harry Goldman WEv’25, Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1999.

Grant L. Miller W’25, Sun City Center, Fla., April 9, 1998.

LtCol. Louis C. Rosenstein ME’25, Haverford, Pa., retired director of the data-control division of the U.S. Naval Aviation Supply Depot in Philadelphia; July 13. He was a former president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Logistics Engineers. And he served as president of the Elkins Park Library.

Dr. James H. Spencer M’26, New Wilmington, Pa., a retired physician; Dec. 27, 2000.

Celia Whitten Schmidt CCT’27, Lansdale, Pa., Aug. 19, 2000.

Dr. Joshua S. Somers C’27 D’28, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in the Logan district of Philadelphia for 64 years; July 13.

Dr. Carl S. Uhrig W’27, Pittsfield, Mass., April 4, 1999.

Adelaide J. Garrett OT’28, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 14, 1999.

Russell C. Griffith W’28, Los Angeles, Jan. 20, 1999.

Eleanor L. Morrow Ed’28, Havertown, Pa., 1988. She is survived by a niece, Elizabeth Morrow CW’60.

Harvard C. Wood Jr. CE’28, Newtown Square, Pa., retired third-generation owner of his family’s cemetery-monument company in Fernwood; May 14. He used his engineering training to devise new techniques for making monuments as, by the 1930s, power tools were replacing hammers and chisels. During the Second World War he converted his showroom to house sandblasting equipment to clean castings for ships, turbines, and aircraft fuselages. He passed the business on to his son in 1984. And he was a past president of the American Institute of Commemorative Art.

Dr. Horace H. Bassett D’29, Merritt Island, Fla., a retired dental surgeon who had served as chief of staff of the dental clinic of Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, which he had helped establish; July 5. He was a founding president of the Greenwich Dental Society.

Joshua Cookenback Jr. W’29, Wynnewood, Pa., retired marketing executive in the Norristown office of the old Bell of Pennsylvania; May 30. At Penn, he played on the baseball team and was president of the Glee Club and class president.

Anthony Gattozzi FA’29, Cleveland, city commissioner of architecture from 1948 to 1972; April 17.

Dr. Abraham Myers C’29, Merion, Pa., retired orthopedist who had maintained a practice in Philadelphia from 1947 to 1990; June 24. He was an instructor in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School from 1938 to 1969.

Elizabeth Fulton Ed’29, Sherburne, N.Y., Nov. 11, 1999.

Frank C. Gabell W’29, Bentonville, Ariz., Oct. 15, 1999.

Anna Snyder Geiman CCT’29, Los Altos, Calif., March 29, 2001.

Dr. Anna Harris Live Ed’29 Gr’59, Berkeley, Calif., Jan. 14, 2002.

John J. Kelly WEv’29, Drexel Hill, Pa., Sept. 20, 2000.

John A. Pilley C’29, Blue Bell, Pa., March 9, 2000.

Mary Wolcott Quereau OT’29, Cleveland, Dec. 12, 2001.

Herbert G. Ratner W’29, Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 29, 2002.

Harry M. Rolin C’29, Worcester, Pa., retired production manager for Fayette R. Plumb Inc., a tool manufacturer in Philadelphia; March 7.

Harry Rubenstein W’29, Oklahoma City, a retired CPA who had maintained a practice in Perth Amboy, N.J., for many years; May 26. He was a past president of the Middlesex-Somerset chapter and a trustee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He had taught at Middlesex College.

Pearl Taylor Sacks Ed’29, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 2002.

Emanuel Stelman W’29, Philadelphia, April 18, 2001. He had worked for the IRS for many years.

Dr. Edward Suckle C’29 M’32, Los Angeles, a retired physician; Dec. 19, 2001.

Eleanor Schmidt Witz Ed’29, Wyncote, Pa., Feb. 16, 2000.

back to top

1930s

Frances Levinson Beatman Ed’30 PSW’36, New York, a family therapist who served as executive director of Jewish Family Service from 1958 to 1977; May 31. She later served as a vice president of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

Cornelius L. Cullen WEv’30, Haddon Heights, N.J., Jan. 21, 2000.

Irwin M. Heine W’30 WG’32, Washington, a retired economist who served as chief of international affairs with the Federal Maritime Administration; Jan. 31, 2002. He wrote China’s Rise to Commercial Maritime Power (1989). He retired in 1970, and was a consultant for 20 years to presidential commissions, federal agencies, and law firms.

William R. Heinsimer W’30, Glencoe, Ill., March 5, 1999.

Florence H. Jones Ed’30, Long Beach, Calif., April 25, 2000.

Henry D. Mirick Sr. Ar’30 GAr’31, Ardmore, Pa., an architect; April 12.

Katharine McCaughey Smith Ed’30, Rochester, N.Y., May 17.

Herman S. Steinberg Ed’30, Los Angeles, Aug. 1, 2000.

George L. Vonderlindt WEv’30, Wayne, Pa., May 19, 1999.

Dr. Raymond W. Waggoner GM’30, Ann Arbor, Mich., emeritus professor and chair of psychiatry at the University of Michigan who was among the first in this country to see mental illness as both an emotional and biological problem; June 27, 2000. Throughout his career he worked to modernize the treatment of the mentally ill by bridging the gap between psychotherapy and neuroscience, which seeks biological explanations for psychiatric disorders. The resulting biopsychosocial model, which he helped pioneer, is now the basis of psychiatry. In the years he was department chair, from 1937 to 1970, he built a nationally renowned clinical and research faculty.

Lucien S. Atkinson EE’31, West Chester, Pa., a retired purchasing agent with the old Pennsylvania Railroad Co.; May 15.

Isaac W. Burnham II W’31, New York, founder of the old securities firm Drexel Burnham Lambert; June 24. He acquired the nickname Tubby as a teenager when, as part of recovery from typhoid fever, he was fattened up by his parents: he later lost the weight and captained Penn’s lacrosse team. His career on Wall Street began when he joined an uncle’s firm; he formed his own company, Burnham & Co., in 1935, which became Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1973 when it acquired Drexel Firestone. He convinced Michael Milken WG’70, then with Drexel Firestone, to stay on. After stepping down as chief executive officer in 1973 and as chair in 1984, he remained a director. The company was liquidated in 1996.

David Cohen WEv’31, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1997.

Dr. Thomas H. Cowan C’31 M’34, Malvern, Pa., a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice in Philadelphia for many years; March 6. He was associated with the old Philadelphia General Hospital, and Wills Eye and Thomas Jefferson University hospitals.

Dr. Isadore S. Epstein C’31 M’35 GM’49, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired physician; July 22.

Dr. Eugene D. Foss WG’31, Flora, Ill., July 2, 2001.

Mildred Hood Garvin OT’31, Media, Pa., Jan. 28, 2000.

Clara Teller Halpern Ed’31, Seal Beach, Calif., Feb. 8, 2002.

Sylvia Label Rabkin Ed’31, Cherry Hill, N.J., Jan. 27, 2001.

Adm. Walter C. Welham C’31, Martinsville, Va., retired senior medical officer for both the Atlantic and Pacific submarine fleets and chief surgeon for both the Atlantic and Pacific surface fleets of the U.S. Navy; March 24. Retiring in 1969, he served for 14 years as executive director of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Virginia Wismer Borodin B’32 G’33, New York, a vinyl plastic chemist; April 9.

Maurice D. Faugh WG’32, Snohomish, Wash., Jan. 8, 2001.

James T. Liddle W’32, Elizabeth, N.J., an expeditor for Bethlehem Steel Corp. from 1940 to 1970; May 21. During the Second World War he was chair of the local War Production Board. And he served on the board of the eastern Union county chapter of the American Red Cross. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

James B. Matthews WG’32, Mercer Island, Wash., retired state director of the U.S. Savings Bonds division of the U.S. Treasury; July 3. He coached the Penn men’s lightweight crew for over 13 years; a new rowing shell was recently named after him.

Anita Schoenberg Kane FA’32, Wilmette, Ill., Sept. 4, 1999.

Lewis B. Larkey C’32, Binghamton, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2002.

Dr. Rufus R. Little M’32, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., retired superintendent and director of pulmonary disease at Bergen Pines County Hospital; March 2.

Mildred Gregg Loescher Ed’32, Kennett Square, Pa., Dec. 23, 2001. A Quaker, she and her husband were long-active in civil rights and race relations both in this country and South Africa; and as a member of the Committee on Aging of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, she helped develop the Kendall-Crosslands retirement communities in Kennett Square and similar ones thoughout the Delaware Valley.

Dr. Bruce V. MacFadyen GM’32, West Chester, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; July 1, 2001. His son is Dr. Bruce V. MacFadyen Jr. GM’56.

Dr. Joseph Shultz C’32 D’37, Freeport, N.Y., a retired dentist; March 16, 1999.

Wilbur J. Smith WEF’32, Camp Hill, Pa., March 26, 1998.

Dr. William H. F. Auf der Heyde C’33, Santa Maria, Calif., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Lansdale, Pa., for 40 years; April 29. At Penn he crewed and was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. A Quaker in later life, he took part in his Meeting’s prison visiting.

Malcolm S. Barman W’33, New York, an attorney; May 3.

Dr. Forrest G. Bratley M’33 GM’37, Jackson, Miss., a retired pathologist; Nov. 21, 2001.

Sarah Goldstein Lazarus Ed’33, Southampton, Pa., a retired teacher in the Philadelphia school district; Feb. 3, 2002.

Arthur L. Palmer W’33, Bridgewater, N.J., July 12. He interviewed for Penn’s local secondary-schools committee.

Louise Anderson Terzian Ed’33, Fredericksburg, Va., an attorney who served (1963-67) as chief judge of the old Montgomery County Orphans Court, a probate court; May 6. After leaving the court, she practiced law for several years in Rockville, where she was a founding trustee of the Office of Public Defender in Montgomery County, and was special adviser on family law for the Maryland Bar Association. From the mid-1930s until moving to the Washington area in 1944, she was a caseworker for social service agencies in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Dr. Frank L. Pita D’33, Mesa, Ariz., a retired dentist; May 29, 2000.

Kathryn Faul Wallace Ed’33, Lima, Pa., a retired teacher and counselor in the Philadelphia School District for 28 years; March 30.

Norman V. Wechsler W’33, San Francisco, retired president and chair of I. Magnin, an old West Coast chain of upscale department stores; May 8. Family lore recounts that he walked into Saks Fifth Avenue as a young man and proclaimed to the store’s chair, “What I really want is your job.” He became an assistant to Adam Gimbel, Saks’ former owner, then moved on to become a manager at Hudsons in Detroit, vice president of Halle Brothers in Cleveland, president of Weinstocks in Sacramento, merchandising manager at Robinson’s in Los Angeles, before landing the job of president back at Saks in New York. During his time at I. Magnin, he oversaw the opening of 24 new stores and a doubling of sales; he retired in 1981. The chain was liquidated in 1995.

John J. Whalen GEd’33, Kent, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2000.

Dr. Edmond K. Doak M’34, Houston, a retired physician; Nov. 29, 2000.

Ada Carretta Finarelli Ed’34, Springfield, Pa., retired chair of languages at Beverly Hills Junior High School in Upper Darby; June 23. Latterly she had taught Italian and Spanish at the Havertown Center for Older Adults.

John W. Green G’34, St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 5, 1999.

Dr. Robert L. Hummer V’34, San Antonio, Tex., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 19, 2001.

Walter R. Lindsey W’34, Oxford, Ohio, April 10.

Ruth E. Miller Gr’34, Newtown Square, Pa., April 7.

Bernard D. Rosenblum C’34 PSW’41, Riverdale, N.Y., April 3.

Dr. George E. Simpson Gr’34, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1998.

Kathleen A. Bacharach Ed’35, Vancouver, Wash., March 30, 2001.

Frank G. Bradley C’35, Ambler, Pa., a librarian for the Free Library of Philadelphia who was head of the Walnut Street branch for 13 years and retired as head of the Wynnefield branch in 1968; Feb. 20, 2002.

Ruth Smith Duncan Ed’35, Collingswood, N.J., Nov. 27, 2001.

Dr. W. Nelson Francis G’35 Gr’37, Providence, R.I., emeritus professor and former chair of linguistics at Brown University; June 14. An expert on computer-aided linguistic research, he was co-creator of the pioneering Brown Corpus, a million-word analytical database of modern written American English, which served as a model for such resources in other languages. He was a founder of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English based in Bergen, Norway. His books include The Structure of American English, The English Language: An Introduction, and Dialectology: An Introduction; he co-wrote Frequency Analysis of English Usage. His Penn dissertation, an edition of the 14th-century Book of Vices and Virtues, was published by the Early English Text Society. His daughter is Nearlene J. B. Francis GEd’82.

Henry Garber W’35, New York, Sept. 16, 2000.

Stephen H. Gow W’35, Buffalo, N.Y., retired founder of a regional insurance company, now merged with Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Co., with which he stayed on as a consultant; April 13. He was a trustee of the Orchard Park Library Association for 37 years, serving as its president.

Elise Kiehl Haehn Ed’35, Frankfurt, Dec. 13, 1999.

Adeline Caplin Heller Ed’35, Miami, Nov. 14, 2000.

Grace Mintzer Marks Ed’35 GEd’42, Wynnewood, Pa., June 20, 1999.

Malia G. Natirbov W’35, McLean, Va., Jan. 15, 2002.

William L. Purcell C’35, Philadelphia, Nov. 1, 2001.

Ernest G. Rieker Jr. ME’35, Fort Washington, Pa., Dec. 11, 2001.

Dr. Maxwell S. Ross D’35, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a retired dentist; April 25, 2000.

Dr. William V. Rucker M’35, Johnson City, Tenn., an obstetrician-gynecologist who had practiced for 50 years; Dec. 5, 2001.

Sidney J. Shapiro W’35, Wyncote, Pa., June 27, 1998.

Leon Sondik W’35, Highland Beach, Fla., retired founder of Enfield National Bank in Connecticut; March 28. As chair of the building committee, he oversaw the construction of Beth El Temple of West Hartford.

William J. Tanseer W’35, Bryn Mawr, Pa., April 15, 2001.

Gertrude S. Wolf Ed’35, Philadelphia, March 21.

Gilbert C. Ashley W’36, Leesburg, Fla., Sept. 10, 2001.

Helen Nowakowska Drell Ed’36, Marlton, N.J., June 10.

Abraham M. Kunis C’36, Fort Lee, N.J., June.

Charles M. Supplee Jr. W’36, Ocean City, N.J., March 2, 1998.

Barrett G. Tawresey C’36 L’39, Bothell, Wash., an attorney; Jan. 10, 2002.

W. Cooper Willits C’36, Paoli, Pa., Sept. 7, 2001.

Dr. Albert J. Battaglia C’37 GM’51, Ventnor City, N.J., a retired physician; June 11, 2001.

Dr. Fred R. Brown C’37 GEd’41 Gr’59, Seattle, March 2.

Clifford H. Dwinell W’37, Granby, Mass., a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force who served as a commander of a B-52 bomber squadron of the Strategic Air Command; Jan. 6, 2002. Retiring in 1969, he worked in real estate. He was past president of the Granby Historical Association.

Jane Ahlers Eves Ed’37, Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 2, 2001.

Dr. Joseph B. Hartranft W’37, Annapolis, Md., the founder in 1939 of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which he served as president from 1952 to 1977; Feb. 22, 2002. During the Second World War he was a liaison for President Roosevelt, settling disputes between military and civilian operations and helping to preserve airspace for civilian aviation. He also organized what later became the Civil Air Guard, training pilots for emergency medical flights and submarine-spotting off the coasts. And he proposed and helped implement the marking of runways with magnetic headings, still in use today.

Edmund L. Harvey ME’37 L’41, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired attorney who had maintained a general-law practice in Media for many years; July 17.

John C. L. Maloney W’37, Madison, Wisc., Feb. 23, 2000.

James H. Muntz Jr. WEv’37, Tucson, Ariz., a retired accounting officer with the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia; July 21.

George N. Nicholson ME’37, Sarasota, Fla., retired vice president of the Glanz Carpet Co. in Philadelphia; April 27. He was a former national board member of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, and co-founding chair of its Delaware Valley chapter.

Richard J. Oberfield W’37, Philadelphia, retired managing partner of Laventhol and Horwarth, the accounting firm; Jan. 19, 2002. He was a former president of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. At Penn he was a member of the track and tennis teams.

Malcolm P. Pennypacker W’Ev’37, Medford, N.J., Jan. 21, 1999.

Carl Boloyar Stoye Ar’37, Marco Island, Fla., an architect who had maintained a practice in Sayville, N.Y., from 1946 to 1986; June 24.

Christian L. Swartz W’37, Vienna, Va., an attorney; Dec. 7, 1999.

Dr. Thomas R. Uber M’37, Oconomowoc, Wisc., a retired physician; Feb. 13, 2001.

Russel A Wilson WEF’37 W’48, Scranton, Pa., Dec. 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Blodwyn Griffiths Wilson OT’49.

Dr. Irving Zeidman C’37 M’41, Marlton, N.J., emeritus professor of pathology at the University; Feb. 13, 2002. He joined the faculty in 1947 and was promoted to associate professor in 1955 and professor in 1961; he retired in 1983. He specialized in researching the spread of cancer in the lymphatic system.

Dorothea Credo Zettler CW’37, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 6, 2001.

James N. Banks W’38, Wilton, Conn., Feb. 20, 2002.

Theodore L. Brubaker L’38, Lancaster, Pa., an attorney; April 15.

Anita Ellis Denenberg CW’38, West Palm Beach, Fla., June 29, 2000.

Arthur S. Efros W’38 L’41, Red Bank, N.J., an attorney; Jan. 25, 1998.

Walter Hirsch W’38, Sun City West, Ariz., a retired economist for the U.S. Navy; April 16. He wrote Unit Man-Hour Dynamics for Peace or War (1957).

Bryden B. Hyde Ar’38 GAr’39, Gibson Island, Md., Dec. 28, 2001.

Dr. Charles F. Johnson M’38, Allentown, Pa., a retired physician; March 10.

Dr. Martha Maurer Kandra CW’38, Scotch Plains, N.J., Feb. 5, 1999.

Albert E. Klingeman WEF’38 CCC’46, Reading, Pa., July 10.

Eli Matusow C’38, Egg Harbor, N.J., Feb. 21, 2002.

Dr. David H. Pepper W’38 L’46, Oceanside, Calif., a retired teacher with the Army and Navy Academy at Carlsbad; June 17.

Dr. Harold T. Pinkett G’38, Washington, March 15, 2001.

Frederick H. Schleber W’38, Pittsford, N.Y., retired president of Schwalb Oil Co. in Rochester; Feb. 27, 2002.

Herbert H. Schiff W’38, Sarasota, Fla., retired chair and CEO of SCOA Industries; May 2. He had served on the board of trustees of Yeshiva University for many years and was the founding chair of the board of governors of its Wurzweiler School of Social Work; he also served on the executive committee of the board of Brandeis University, and was an emeritus trustee of the Peddie School. An honorary vice-president of the JDC and the American Jewish Committee, he was a former trustee of the American Friends of the Hebrew University and of the United Jewish Appeal. He had served on the boards of the American Footwear Industries Association, the National Retailers Merchants Association, and the Ohio State Council of Retail Merchants. And he was a former director of BancOhio National Bank.

Guerdon D. Smith W’38, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 23, 2000.

Dr. Edward A. Strubbe C’38 D’41, Walnut Creek, Calif., a retired dentist who over 40 years had maintained practices in East Orange and Short Hills, N.J.; Feb. 22, 2002.

Jack Reston Stuetz ChE’38, Belcamp, Md., a retired chemical engineer at the Edgewood Arsenal who conducted research on mustard gas; March 16. Earlier, working for the Kiwi Shoe Polish Co., he helped develop a formula for liquid shoe polish.

Elsa Wattson Wyman Ed’38, South Laguna, Calif., Sept. 13, 2000.

Dr. Stephen J. Angello EE’39 GEE’40 GrE’42, Pittsburgh, April 13, 2001.

Hilda Bredt Dorfman Ed’39, Ambler, Pa., June 17.

Dr. Arthur F. Fisher D’39, Green Valley, Ariz., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice near Rochester, N.Y., for many years; March 25. After retiring he served for seven years as chief administrator of Myers Hospital in Sodius, N.Y.

Maj.Gen. Robert C. Forbes C’39, Catonsville, Md., a retired officer who had served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, including one tour as secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; March 18. He was decorated for valor in action during the Second World War and the Vietnam War.

Willard F. Harley G’39, Montecito, Calif., April 18, 2001.

William H. Loesche Jr. L’39, Gladwyne, Pa., retired chief financial officer of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia; April 8. He served on the board of the Central Penn Bank, and from 1955 till 1975 on the Lower Merion school board.

Melvin C. Marshall WEv’39, Merchantville, N.J., April 13, 1999.

Dr. Frederick Skutt Mulford D’39, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 24, 2001.

Julian F. Reichman W’39, South Orange, N.J., Jan. 10, 2001.

Dr. Arthur Schreiber D’39, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist; Jan. 21, 2002.

Dr. Harold M. Summers V’39, Lake Mary, Fla., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 21, 2001.

back to top

1940s

Mary Meine Barker CCC’40, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 1998.

Jeanne B. Burbank G’40, Scottsdale, Ariz., a researcher with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington who retired in 1971 after 25 years; March 2. Her field was acid storage batteries, and she had received a number of awards for her work.

Dr. Fernando P. Chirino C’40, Coral Gables, Fla., emeritus professor of internal medicine at Tulane University; May 23.

Dr. William C. Conroy D’40, Roseland, N.J., a retired dentist; June 5.

Joseph L. Davidson W’40, Palm Beach, Fla., a retired executive with the DuPont Co.; May 14.

Dorothy Jayne Hutton Duffy CW’40, Spokane, Wash., Feb. 26, 2002.

Dr. Jack L. Eisaman GM’40, Columbia City, Ind., a retired physician; Feb. 13, 1999.

Melville J. Golding W’40, Tucson, Ariz., May 17.

Dr. Raymond E. Kerlin Jr. V’40, Goldsboro, N.C., a retired veterinarian; June 12.

Alden R. Ludlow II W’40, Gladwyne, Pa., July 7. He joined Gallagher’s Warehouses & Trucking Co. after the Second World War and retired in 1980. He was known on the Main Line and in South Jersey for a 1929 fire truck he drove whenever he could, especially in parades.

Leonard I. Meisel C’40, Dayton, Ohio, retired aeronautical engineer who taught mathematics and technical writing in the engineering-technology department at the University of Dayton; Feb. 12, 2002. He had earlier served as assistant chief of the general testing laboratories of the Quartermaster Inspection Service Command at the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia. His brother-in-law is Roger B. Himmell W’53.

Dr. Lewis F. Parsly ChE’40 Gr’48, Oak Ridge, Tenn., a retired senior chemical engineer with Martin Marietta Energy Systems; April 29.

Joseph F. Rex W’40, Paris, Tex., retired president of the mushroom division, in Reading, Pa., of the Campbell Soup Co.; April 13, 2001. He was the first manager of a Campbell’s plant in Paris. He served on the board of Paris Junior College.

Robert Roach C’40, Naples, Fla., Dec. 26, 1999.

Sidney A. Rosen W’40, Orlando, Fla., May 18, 2000.

Nancy Maxwell Tower CW’40 G’42, Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 30, 1998.

Henry A. White Jr. WEv’40, Hockessin, Del., a retired 38-year employee of the DuPont Co.; April 27. During the Second World War he worked in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on the Manhattan Project.

Dr. James D. Barger M’41, Albuquerque, N.M., a retired physician; April 3.

William Dawson W’41, Gaithersburg, Md., June 24.

Helen M. Dungee CCC’41, Philadelphia, Dec. 15, 1997.

Frank R. Dyer WEv’41, Rydal, Pa., retired vice president and chief credit-policy officer with the old Philadelphia National Bank; March 5. He joined the bank as a messenger in 1937. He served on the boards of the Philadelphia Zoo and the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.

Dr. Wilbur B. Light GM’41, Delano, Minn., Nov. 7, 2000.

Bernard N. Lock C’41, Harrisburg, Pa., July 29, 2001.

Joseph G. Maimin W’41, White Plains, N.Y., April 2000.

Dean W. Peterson Jr. W’41, Fairfax, Va., May 23, 1999.

Dr. Theodore S. Poulsen M’41, Sonoma, Calif., a retired physician; Dec. 20, 2001.

Norman B. Shrenk Ed’41, Wallingford, Pa., Aug. 13, 2000.

Raymond D. Usilton WEv’41, Ocean City, N.J., Jan. 16, 2002.

Marshall A. Fine W’42, Rydal, Pa., a retired stockbroker with the old Hornblower & Weeks in Philadelphia; May 20.

Charles M. Knopf Jr. ME’42, Gulph Mills, Pa., June 22.

Louis Harry Linowitz W’42, Aventura, Fla., March 10.

Sr. Margaret Mary Loughran G’42 Gr’54, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus who had served as professor and chair of religious studies at Rosemont College; April 27.

Laurence H. Lucker Jr. W’42, West Chester, Pa., April 28.

Richard S. Merriam W’42, Towson, Md., Jan. 23, 2002.

Louis Mirman W’42, Virginia Beach, Va., April 14.

Thomas S. Post W’42, Vero Beach, Fla., retired owner of his family’s insurance firm, the P.A. Post Agency, in New York and Hackensack, N.J., that specializes in public transportation; May 30.

Hon. Albert F. Sabo W’42 L’49, Philadelphia, a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas from 1974 to 1998; May 8. He presided over the highly publicized trials of Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1982 and Philadelphia Mafia boss Nicky Scarfo in 1988. For one period, he heard only homicide cases and is reputed to have “put more people on death row than any other judge in the country;” for the last eight years on the bench, serving as a senior judge, he was transferred to the civil division.

William M. Sickler WEv’42, Hagerstown, Md., April 26.

James F. Wildeman L’42, Harrisburg, Pa., retired chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board; Jan. 27, 2000.

Robert W. Wittman WEv’42, Ambler, Pa., Aug. 23, 2001.

Dr. G. Winfield Yarnall M’42, Camp Hill, Pa., a physician; Nov. 26, 1996.

James C. Beatty C’43, Williamstown, N.J., Nov. 14, 2001.

Dr. Albert M. Berkelhammer V’43, Annandale, N.J., a retired veterinarian; July 30.

Frederick W. Brown W’43 G’49, Eau Claire, Wisc., Oct. 9, 2001.

Beryl Lusher Denk CW’43, Philadelphia, March 28, 1998.

Dr. Ellsworth Dougherty III V’43, Bradenton, Fla., a retired biomedical research scientist at Cornell University and the USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island; Jan. 10, 2002.

Jacqueline Williamson Herty DH’43, Waco, Tex., Feb. 20, 2000.

Dr. Winfield C. John M’43, Huntington, W.Va., a retired physician; Nov. 12, 1998.

William H. Nevins ME’43, Stamford, Conn., March 3, 2000.

James C. Payne W’43, Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 27, 2002. He had worked for the Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co. of New York. He took up silversmithing in retirement. He had served as moderator of the Northern California and Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Dr. Robert A. Rupp M’43, Uniontown, Pa., a physician; May 2.

Mary Young Specht CW’43, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Feb. 18, 2002.

Dr. John Edward Stefanick V’43, Hermitage, Pa., veterinarian; April 18.

S. Bertram Stiff Jr. Ed’43, Haverford, Pa., retired co-owner of Kenworth Trucks Philadelphia in Chester; April 17. He had earlier been national-accounts sales manager in the heavy-duty truck division of White Motor Co. for 18 years. At Penn he was a star fullback on the 1940, 1941, and 1942 football teams under George Munger Ed’33, and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Friars Senior Society, and the Penn Varsity Club. Serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Second World War, his unit landed on the beach at Iwo Jima seven minutes after the American invasion began; he was injured and awarded a Purple Heart. And he served as Class president.

Lucille Artman Stretch CW’43, Media, Pa., May.

Dr. Tybel Bloom PSW’44 GrS’60, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of social work at the University; July 15. She worked at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and then taught at the University of Southern California before joining the Penn faculty in 1955. She became associate professor in 1966, full professor in 1968, then associate dean for curriculum. She wrote the article, “Social Casework: the Functional Approach,” for the Encyclopedia of Social Work (1977). She was appointed emeritus professor in 1979.

Robert B. Doan Ed’44, Town Bank, N.J., June 25.

Rhoda Field Druin Moore CW’44, Lodi, Calif., May 18. At Penn she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Jose A. Alvarez WG’45, Mount Laurel, N.J., Dec. 5, 1998.

Marie Senn Andrus CW’45, Culpeper, Va., April 24.

Dr. John H. Hopkins V’45, Hagerstown, Md., veterinarian; Jan. 17, 2002.

Dr. Joseph L. Moretto GM’45, New Castle, Pa., a retired physician; Feb. 23, 2000.

Morris S. Slotsky ME’45, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired mechanical-engineering consultant; April 27. One of his daughters is Dr. Mary Slotsky Muscato CW’71 and his son-in-law is Dr. Joseph J. Muscato C’71 M’75.

Bernard Stern C’45, Phoenix, a former journalist with union newspapers who retired in 1976 in order to pursue a legal career, retiring as an attorney for the Ohio Commission on Aging in 1984; July 1.

Evelyn G. Marcantonio Ed’46 GEd’46, Abington, Pa., instructor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, 1958-67; June 11. She also ran Penn’s Peace Corps training program. In 1987 she received the Graduate School’s alumni award of merit.

Josephine B. Moyer Ed’46, Blue Bell, Pa., Dec. 13, 1998.

Dr. Cecilia Douglas Powers V’46, Dover, Mass., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a large-animal practice there with her veterinarian husband when it was a rural town; April 17.

Gordon D. Pratt C’46, Oceanside, Calif., June 26, 1998.

Herbert J. Bellairs W’47, Wyomissing, Pa., retired real estate broker who operated his own business for 46 years; June 27. He co-wrote Modern Real Estate Practices in Pennsylvania (1975), now in its ninth edition. He was a former treasurer of the National Association of Realtors.

Justin G. Duryea L’47, Devon, Pa., an attorney; June 22, 2001.

Donald C. Exler GME’47, Cinnaminson, N.J., Nov. 15, 2001.

Raymond P. Kettl W’47, York, Pa., Feb. 25, 2002.

Joseph F. Lewis Jr. W’47, Egg Harbor, N.J., Jan. 18, 2002.

Dr. Howard E. Markle V’47, West Newton, Pa., veterinarian; April 27.

Phaik Sim L. Mui Ed’47, Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2001.

Mary Clark Stambler Ed’47, Whittier, Calif., Oct. 24, 2000.

Allan J. Udell W’47, Germantown, Md., March 2.

John D. Woebse W’47, Batavia, Ill., a retired sales manager; March 23.

Dr. I. Reid Collmann M’48, Knoxville, Tenn., a physician; Dec. 21, 2001.

Carolyn L. Cutting DH’48, Abington, Pa., Feb. 14, 2002.

Morton K. Lackritz W’48, North Miami Beach, March 23.

Arthur R. Littleton C’48 L’51, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who in latter years was of counsel to the firm of Hoyle, Morris & Kerr, retiring from there in 1995; July 23. As chair of the Clients Security Fund of the Philadelphia Bar, he worked to protect clients against attorney misconduct. He had served on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. And he was vice-chair and a reader for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic in Bryn Mawr. At Penn he played varsity football.

Dr. Norman H. Pollock Jr. Gr’48, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., May 2, 1998.

Henry C. Spangler W’48, Bear, Del., a retired assistant manager in charge of stockholders relations with the DuPont Co.; Feb. 12, 2002.

Clayton L. Vogel GEd’48, Springfield, Va., Jan. 2, 2000.

Evelyn Braslow Ed’49, Silver Spring, Md., Dec. 13, 1999.

Robert J. Coughlan W’49, Phoenixville, Pa., retired owner of a sporting-goods firm in Pottstown; July 10.

Harvey N. Ebersole G’49, Columbus, Ohio, March 2, 1999.

Paul W. Ensminger G’49, Trafalgar, Ind., Aug. 28, 1998.

Alice W. Fleet GEd’49, Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2000.

James K. Gottshall G’49, Salem, Ore., Dec. 13, 2001.

Donald S. Hain CE’49, Philadelphia, May 20.

Prof. Fred W. Kniffin WG’49, Winter Park, Fla., March 13.

Richard Marks W’49, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., June 17, 2000.

Donald M. Singer Jr. C’49, Southampton, N.J., June 16.

Lee N. Steiner L’49, Scarsdale, N.Y., an attorney; March 28.

Thomas N. Stewart GEd’49, Woodstown, N.J., Aug. 28, 2001.

Maj. Karl W. Wendel II C’49 G’50, Southampton, Pa., Feb. 13, 2002.

Dr. Paul L. Weygandt GM’49, Akron, Ohio, a retired physician; Nov. 12, 2001.

Ruth Rosner Wolfe CW’49, Lake Worth, Fla., Oct. 7, 1998.

Dr. Arthur K. Young SW’49, Boulder, Colo., May 5.

back to top

1950s

Sterling E. Batson Jr. GAr’50, Birmingham, Ala., a partner in Turner Batson, the family architectural firm; March 7, 2001.

Marie Sherman Hamilton Ed’50 GEd’57, Philadelphia, Dec. 28, 2001.

Cmdr. James E. Hammond W’50, Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 23, 1999.

Paul M. Herring WEF’50, Brandon, Fla. June 25, 1998.

Dennis W. Kelley W’50, Lakeland, Fla., Feb. 12, 2002.

Kenneth G. Lefevre Jr. W’50, Rosemont, Pa., retired executive vice president of Metalweld, Inc., in Philadelphia; June 19. He served on the board of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. At Penn he was on the varsity swim team.

Dr. Shao Chuan Leng Gr’50, Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 4, 2000.

Harold A. Lockwood Jr. C’50 L’54, West Chester, Pa., an attorney; May 5.

John R. McCarty EE’50, Akron, Ohio, an electrical engineer with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. who retired in 1990 after 40 years; April 18.

Irma J. Reese Ed’50 GEd’57, Lincoln University, Pa., April 2.

Helmut E. Thierfelder ChE’50, Conshohocken, Pa., an engineer with GE Aerospace who designed power systems for NASA until retiring in 1993; June 13. German-born, during the Second World War he served with military intelligence in the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Howard R. Watt Jr. W’50, Norristown, Pa., Feb. 3, 2002.

Prima Lee Bryson WG’51, Baltimore, former director of business education at Morgan State University; May 5.

Paul K. Lambert WG’51, Canton, Mass., Oct. 26, 2001.

John N. Manlove WEv’51, Hatboro, Pa., June 17, 2001.

Dr. Charles D. Prater Gr’51, Philadelphia, Jan. 1, 2001.

Dr. Benjamin N. Schoenfeld Gr’51, Haycock, Pa., retired professor of political science at Temple University; May 2. He had served as chair of the executive committee of the liberal-arts faculty, department chair of graduate studies, and coordinator at Temple’s Ambler campus. He wrote Federalism in India (1960). He was a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. And he served on the Haycock Zoning Board of Appeals.

Robert Olaf Berg Ar’52, Denville, N.J., a self-employed architect who had maintained a practice there for 30 years, retiring in 1981; April 26. He designed the Morris County Courthouse, the Morris County Library, and Dover General Hospital.

Bernard Garber W’52, Margate City, N.J., July 9, 2000.

Dr. Joseph T. Kenny CCC’52, Ocean City, N.J., Jan. 6, 2000.

Francis T. Nicholson GEE’52, Medford, N.J., retired head of the orbit-determination group on the Galileo Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, Calif.; July 6. He delayed retiring until 1996, in order to see Galileo reach Jupiter.

Walter B. Patterson Jr. GME’52, Newtown Square, Pa., April 28.

Howard R. Schaeffer W’52 WG’54, Bryn Mawr, Pa., March 12.

Charles Robert Conaway W’53, Bradford, Pa., May 26.

Anthony G. Dininni G’53, Westerville, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1999.

George L. Kappes W’53, Laguna Woods, Calif., Jan. 2, 2002.

Dr. Yale Jay Lubkin EE’53, Owings, Md., Aug. 12, 2001.

Barbara Gill Mabe DH’53, New York, a former dental hygienist who later served as receptionist at the head offices of the old Mobil Oil Corp.; July 4.

Dr. Frank T. Mansure M’53, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired medical director of the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia; May 12. During the Second World War, he served as a U.S. Army medic in the Pacific and then in Japan during the occupation. He had maintained a practice in internal medicine in Philadelphia, but closed it in 1958 to join Provident Mutual as medical director. Retiring from that position in 1985, he became consulting medical director for Guardian Life Insurance Co. in Bethlehem, until incapacitated by ill-health in 1998. An enthusiastic outdoorsman and a committed ecologist, he cleared trails at the Riverbend Environmental Center in Gladwyne where he served on the board and in the wooded area around the Beaumont retirement home where he later lived; his son noted that there “he was always checking to make sure the recycling was separated properly.”

Richard H. Pelham W’53, Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2002. His brothers are Robert H. Pelham Jr. W’53 and Roger H. Pelham W’66.

Lowell G. Allen EE’54, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., June 6, 1999. He retired in 1985 as an electrical engineer at IBM.

Gordon B. Hattersley WG’54, Berwyn, Pa., former partner and CEO of UTI Corp., a metal-tubing manufacturing company, in Collegeville; April 30. He served on the board of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, and was president of Paoli Hospital in the late 1970s.

Barry M. Heller W’54, Milwaukee, Feb. 29, 2000.

Rose Hinton Martin GEd’54, Philadelphia, associate minister at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church from 1982 to 1998; June 9. She had earlier taught elementary school for 38 years in Maryland and Philadelphia, retiring in 1980 from Overbrook Elementary School, where she had spent the last 10 years of that career.

Dr. Alvin H. Smith GM’54, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired physician; Feb. 2, 1998.

Julia T. Talmadge Nu’54 GEd’62, Bryn Mawr, Pa., former director of nursing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; May 9.

Richard N. Taylor W’54, West Chester, Pa., a retired manager of marketing research with GlaxoSmithKline; July 24.

Dr. Samuel J. Barr C’55, San Francisco, a physician; May 10, 2001.

Hartley M. Burnham GME’55, Andover, Mass., July 21, 2001.

Geoffrey B. Dougherty W’55, Valley Forge, Pa., president of a data-processing firm which he founded in 1971; May 18.

Elisabeth Lawn OT’55, Alexandria, Va., Sept. 6, 1998.

Arthur J. Sullivan L’55, Wilmington, Del., an attorney; May 16.

Carl K. Zucker C’55 L’58, Philadelphia, an attorney who had specialized in zoning law, often representing many high-profile clients; June 23.

Dr. Willard J. Brown Jr. D’56, Wilmington, Del., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there for 30 years; July 3.

John A. Galgon WEv’56, Philadelphia, April 6, 2000.

James D. Grant WG’56, New York, July 13.

Eric Hemphill SW’56, Freeport, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2001.

Dr. Walter S. Tholt GD’56, Akron, Ohio, a retired dentist; Dec. 15, 1998.

A. Bernard Tourkin W’56, Oceanside, Calif., May 24.

Carol Hartmann Brehman CW’57, Berwyn, Pa., former national president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; May 29.

Michael R. Drilling W’57, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., April.

Joel B. Leff W’57, New York, founding co-chair of Forstmann-Leff Associates, an investment-management firm; May 7. He also owned the Oblique Gallery on East 60th Street, where he and his wife sold a range of Art Deco and East Asian antiques they had acquired on their travels; he kept a computer at the gallery so he could continue with his investment work while keeping an eye on the gallery. He had taught economic theory at Harvard University. His firm was bought by a British conglomerate in 1986, but it went bankrupt; Joel negotiated to buy it back, and re-sold it in 1997, but stayed on with his management team and operated it under contract.

Robert F. MacNeal G’57, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., retired head of foreign languages at Central High School in Philadelphia; May 17. He co-wrote and consulted on a number of foreign-language texts.

Dr. Oscar E. Remick G’57, Ellsworth, Maine, March 25.

John F. Salmon L’57, Moorestown, N.J., April 30.

Doreen Levit Tribuch GEd’57, Houston, May 26, 2000.

Hilton G. R. Baines SW’58, Lady Lake, Fla., April 16, 2000.

Leeda Fantilli WEF’58, Reading, Pa., March 14.

Miles Boyne Dahlen CGS’59, Huntersville, N.C., July 13. He had worked for The DuPont Co.

Dr. George A. Keck V’59, Annville, Pa., a veterinarian; March 22.

Helmut W. Krohnemann Ar’59, Lansdale, Pa., a retired associate architect with the Philadelphia architectural firm Kling Lindquist; March 15. He was project manager for the head offices of SAP America in Newtown Square.

Warren A. Mulle GEE’59, Moorestown, N.J., Aug. 4, 1999.

back to top

1960s

Benjamin F. Barr II Ar’60, Pittsburgh, Dec. 10, 2001.

Alicia Void Johannes Nu’60, Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 25, 2001.

Dr. John A. Bernstein Gr’61, St. Paul, Minn., emeritus professor of English literature at Macalester College, who had taught there from 1967 to 1998; May 17. He wrote Pacifism and Rebellion in the Writings of Herman Melville (1964). He had taught at Penn in the mid-1960s.

Basil S. Walsh III C’61, Pottsville, Pa., an attorney; June 17.

Dr. Edwin J. Hoff Jr. G’62, Auburn, Ala., June 3, 2001.

Dr. Kenneth R. Nodyne G’62, Wheeling, W.Va., Aug. 27, 2000.

Jule Ann M. Callahan Nu’63, Yardley, Pa., retired coordinator of hospice services and a case manager at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia; June 11.

Dr. Nehemiah Margalit C’63, Burke, Va., March 26, 2000.

Robert W. Cheeseman Jr. EE’64, Gary, Ind., April 10.

Laura Kuitunen Meeker W’64, Arlington, Va., April 4.

Dr. Michael Sarner C’64 SW’66, Columbia, Md., Jan. 14, 2001.

Dr. Larry A. Benner C’65, Philadelphia, May 10, 2000. He had worked for the city’s Office of Mental Health.

Lawrence K. Joseph W’65, Santa Fe, N.M., a retired real-estate developer who pioneered the suburban office park; April 26.

Dr. Chaim Potok Gr’65 Hon’83, Merion, Pa., the distinguished author and scholar who opened up Orthodox Jewish and Hasidic life in America to readers around the world in such best-selling novels as The Chosen (1967, with a 1982 film adaption), The Promise (1969), and My Name Is Asher Lev (1972), with characters who struggled with their communities and the desire to explore the secular world; July 23. His protagonists face the restrictions placed on their lives by their conservative religious communities: one entertaining dreams of being a psychologist, another painting crucifixions, despite the rejection they will face from their families. These themes were visited and revisited in his novels. These themes were also his own struggles: his desire to paint and write, and his decision to leave the Orthodox school system went against his family and upbringing. Having received an English degree from Yeshiva University in 1950, he was ordained a Conservative rabbi and received a master’s in Hebrew literature from Jewish Theological Seminary in 1954. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Penn in 1965. He also received an honorary degree as Baccalaureate Speaker in 1983. Dr. Potok is also remembered for classes he taught at Penn beginning in 1992 for the General Honors Program, the first analyzing The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family, a biography he was writing at the time. He continued teaching a class entitled “The Post-Modernist Search for Self” until the fall 2000 [See Chaim Potok’s Gift to Penn: Pushing the “frontiers of thought” a tribute by a former student, D.S. Neil Van Leeuwen C’00]. And he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1955 to 1957. In addition to writing novels, Dr. Potok was for many years editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia, and he wrote non-fiction works, including Wanderings: Chaim Potok’s History of the Jews. The most recent of his nearly 20 books, Old Men at Midnight, was published by Knopf in October 2001.

Richard K. Sacks C’65, Lakewood, N.J., an attorney who was a founding member of the law firm Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks; March 10. He served as a contract arbitrator and mediator and a Matrimonial Early Settlement panelist for the Superior Court of New Jersey. He was an interviewer for Penn Secondary-Schools Committee. He is survived by his son, Peter Sacks C’89.

Margery L. McCurdy Velimesis G’65, West Chester, Pa., founder in 1968 of the Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders to help women prison inmates obtain legal and social services; May 13. In the early 1980s she moved from Philadelphia and started an interior-design firm, closing it and finally retiring in 1997. During the Second World War she worked as a riveter.

Jeffrey A. Serkin MtE’66, Little Silver, N.J., June 21.

Dr. Carolyn Zelmanoff Michaelson CW’67 M’71, Philadelphia, a physician; May 21, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Michael G. Michaelson M’74.

Philip Q. Wilding-White C’67, Bedford, N.H., retired CFO for TSG Health Care Resources and TSG Professional Services; May 21. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Buckband Wilding-White CW’67, and daughters Heather J. Wilding-White EAS’93 and Hindi R. Wilding-White W’97.

Dr. David H. Knight GV’68, Newtown Square, Pa., professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at the University; July 15. A specialist in veterinary cardiology, he joined the faculty in 1967 and spent his entire career at Penn, retiring in 2001. An authority on heartworm, a potentially fatal ailment for dogs and cats, he was a past president of the American Heartworm Society. A former chair of the American College of Internal Medicine, for many years he also served as chief of the cardiology section of the College of Veterinary Medicine. An accomplished athlete, he was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic rowing team in 1964, and became the first U.S. citizen to win a gold medal in the International Canoe Federation’s White Water Slalom race in 1974; in 1982 he won the Master’s World Championship in pairs rowing, and was a member of the 1985 U.S. Dragon Boat team that raced internationally.

Maj.Gen. Eugene B. Leedy WG’68, Arlington, Va., Dec. 11, 1999.

Charles A. Richardson Jr. EE’68, San Francisco.

Patrick W. Semegen W’68, Overland Park, Kans., a retired corporate attorney; May 26.

Thomas A. Testa WEv’68, Perkiomenville, Pa., Feb. 27, 2001.

back to top

1970s

Dr. William P. Anderson G’70 Gr’79, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a research associate at the University Museum; July 6. He had spent four seasons excavating in Lebanon; his book, Sarepta I: The Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata of Area II, Y, was published in 1988.

Arthur C. Hontz G’70, Philadelphia, June 12.

Frederick A. Puritz W’70, Oneonta, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2002.

Dr. Leonard J. Hirschfeld GEng’71 Gr’75, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired executive in the Public Operational Safety division of SEPTA; May 22.

Dr. James E. Sherman C’71, Flossmoor, Ill., a physician; June 4, 2001.

Dr. Rudy A. Wiley G’71, Fredericksburg, Va., Jan. 4, 2002.

Dr. Evan M. Relkin EE’73 GEng’75 Gr’79, Jamesville, N.Y., an associate professor of neuroscience and a member of the Institute for Sensory Research at Syracuse University; March 23.

Ario P. Brennan WG’77, Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 2002.

Dr. Elizabeth I. Hanson Gr’77, Towson, Md., Oct. 19, 1999.

Maryanne Hanson-Alix C’77, Orchard Lake, Mich., Aug. 10, 2000.

Dr. Luis M. Garcia-Barrio Gr’78, Haddonfield, N.J., a court interpreter and translator for a local translation firm; May 9.

Marian Swing WEv’78, Sun City Center, Fla., a former professional pianist and organist; April 28.

back to top

1980s

Darcella M. Jones SW’83, Philadelphia, July 21, 2000.

Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Gr’83, Los Angeles, professor of theater at UCLA where she taught Africana folklore; May 7.

Dr. David J. Feit D’84, Wayne, N.J., dentist who had maintained a practice there for 18 years; July 22.

R. Michael Brettell WG’85, New York, March 5.

Dr. Martin Joseph Collo Gr’86, Rutledge, Pa., professor of government and politics at Widener University; April 27. He was editor of the Journal of Third World Studies.

back to top

1990s

Michel Paris Colbert WG’90, West New York, N.J., a bond trader with Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond-brokerage house; Sept. 11, 2001, One World Trade Center. He was the only child of French parents with whom he was so close that they all lived in the same apartment building, and “ate together just about every other night. And weekends, of course; and holidays.”

Dr. Audrey D. Castellano D’92, Alpharetta, Ga., a dentist; Sept. 23, 2001.

John F. McFarland WG’94, London, April 19, 2001.

Joseph K. Tito W’97, Naples, Fla., July 18, 2001.

Jeremy S. Palley W’98, New York, May.

back to top

Faculty & Staff

Dr. John A. Bernstein. See Class of 1961.

Dr. Tybel Bloom. See Class of 1944.

Dr. David H. Knight. See Class of 1968.

Evelyn G. Marcantonio. See Class of 1946.

Dr. Chaim Potok. See Class of 1965.

Julia T. Talmadge. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Irving Zeidman. See Class of 1937.


Previous issue's obituaries | Jan/Feb Contents | Gazette home

Copyright 2003 The Pennsylvania Gazette Last modified 01/05/03

../1198/space%20holder

RUTH BRANNING MALLOY

Ruth Branning Molloy Ed’30, poet, writer, photographer, and Philadelphia historian; Nov. 8.

Graduating from Penn she went to work for The Philadelphia Inquirer, writing a column answering readers’ questions about the history of Philadelphia and filing features about important events of 100 years before. There she met her husband, Joseph E. Molloy, the paper’s head librarian; marrying in 1932, they were together until his death in 1979.

In 2000, at the age of 90, she published her first book, Finally, a collection of poems illustrated with her photos, after decades of writing fiction and non-fiction for many national periodicals and Penn publications, including the Gazette. One short story, “Twenty Below, at the End of a Lane,” a fictionalized account of her childhood, appeared in The Best American Short Stories of the Year 1956. Her photo of graffiti was used on the cover of Modern Maturity magazine 30 years later.

In the 1950s, after her children were grown, she became a prolific writer of essays, poems, and articles for nationals, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping, as well as the Inquirer and the old Philadelphia Evening Bulletin; and she took photographs, published as photo essays.

As a writer and a photographer, she had a taste for the eccentric and whimsical: one poem about Philadelphia, “P is for Philadelphia,” appeared in the Inquirer in 1979: “Philadelphia has potholes, plaques, and pillars, porches and Palladian windows, pools and penitentiaries, a planetarium and a pantheon … It is pretzels, pork scrapple and a powerful punch called Fish House. It is a city with a personality—proud, prejudiced, provincial.”

A resident of St. Mark’s Square in University City for 34 years, she was a founder of the University City Historical Society and spent many years gathering photographs and doing research for a multi-volume history of West Philadelphia, which she worked on until her death. She often gave tours of the area and spoke about its history to school groups and organizations. In 1983 she initiated the Adopt-a-Grave program to preserve Woodland Cemetery in West Philadelphia.

Editor-in-chief of Penn’s 1930 women’s yearbook and a recipient of an H. Jean Crawford Award at graduation, she later served the University as publicity chair and publications representative of the Association of Alumnae, chair of the editorial board of the General Alumni Society, guest editor for the Gazette’s special February 1957 issue about women, and as a member of the executive council of the Friends of the Library. And she served as chair of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association volunteers at HUP’s Rehabilitation Center. In 1957 she received the General Alumni Society’s Alumni Award of Merit. In 1980 she established the Joseph E. Molloy Collection in the University Library.