Gerald S. Lestz W’35, Lancaster, Pa., a retired writer for the Lancaster New Era; Sept. 12. He was founding president of the Demuth Mueum. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Walter M. Strine Sr. Ed’35 WEv’39, Wallingford, Pa., owner of Media Real Estate Co.; Sept. 21. One hundred years old at his death, he remained active in the business and maintained his broker’s license until age 98.

G. Kenneth Whitenight W’36, Lawrence, Kan.; Sept. 13.

Dewitt E. Ricketts Ed’37 GEd’41, Toms River, N.J., a retired assistant school superintendent; Aug. 4. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy as a P.T. boat commander in the South Pacific.

Dr. Paul H. Bowman G’38, Lenexa, Kan., retired executive director of the Institute for Community Studies at the University of Missouri; Dec. 5, 2008.
Domenick A. Iannuzzi G’38, Lewiston, N.Y., retired professor and head of modern languages at Niagara University; Aug. 21. During World War II he worked for the U.S. War Department and the old Central Intelligence Group.
Samuel H. Brown C’39, Lakewood, Wash., retired head of an investment firm; Jan. 19, 2009. During World War II he served as a captain in Europe with the U.S. Army’s 365th Fighter Group IX.

Walter B. Clark Jr. C’39 GEd’42, Ambler, Pa., a retired social-studies teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia; Aug. 28.

Emanuel M. Finkelstein W’39, Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 6.

Dr. Arleigh P. Hess Jr. W’39 Gr’49, Sykesville, Md., emeritus professor of economics at the University; Oct. 2. Appointed as assistant professor in 1949, he became associate professor in 1955. Before his promotion to full professor in 1985, he served in various administrative roles, including assistant to the provost in budgetary affairs (under Loren Eiseley) in 1960 and, a year later, vice provost for budgetary administration. He also served as director of the College of General Studies and the summer-school programs and as secretary of the Committee of Deans. Appointed emeritus in 1988, Dr. Hess taught part-time until 2001. He served on committees of the University Council and was the 1987-8 chair of the 25-Year Club. In 1983 he received Wharton’s Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for excellence in teaching. During World War II, he had served with the U.S. Navy at the Brooklyn Ship Yard and as a navigator on minesweepers in the Pacific. He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring as a commander in 1978. One of his daughters is Elizabeth B. Hess WG’81.

Gus R. Kuhlman Sr. C’39, North Brunswick, N.J., Aug. 12. He was a chemist for Johnson & Johnson and then a sales representative with Pioneer Salt & Chemical Co. At Penn he was president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Harold E. Leaf W’39, Santa Monica, Calif., retired head of a furs business in New Rochelle, N.Y.; Aug. 4. At Penn he was a member of what is now Pi Lambda Pi fraternity. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific.

Herzl Rosenbaum W’39, Greensboro, N.C., Sept. 18.

Albert W. Schiffrin W’39, Gladwyne, Pa., former partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Meltzer & Schiffrin and then counsel to the firm of Pelino & Lentz; Aug. 29. Continuously active in community service, he was also named one of the “ten sexiest men in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia magazine in 1975. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of captain. One of his sons is Peter D. Schiffrin C’73 WG’78.


Ruth Gold Cohn Ed’40 GEd’66, Philadelphia, an activist for Jewish charities associated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; July 25. She was a former co-chair, with her husband, Sidney, of the annual Rainbow Ball, which benefited the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, now the Abramson Center for Jewish Life.

Howard Greenwald W’40, New York, a retired businessman and entrepreneur; Aug. 7.

Herbert S. Mauger Jr. WEv’40, Cherry Hill, N.J., Dec. 6, 2006.

Martha L. Leiser Scites NTS’40, Kenova, W.V., Aug. 8. Known as “Louise,” she was retired from the Huntington Veterans Administration Hospital, which honored her with the Hands and Heart Award.

Dr. Henry Abrams GM’41, Philadelphia, a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice for many years; Jan. 25, 2009. He had taught at the Medical School for 15 years. During World War II he served as an eye surgeon with the U.S. Coast Guard, in Greenland and the Philippines.
Louise Hess Brown CW’41, Hunt Valley, Md., Aug. 13.

Melvin B. Estroff W’41, St. Petersburg, Fla., retired owner of the Empire stores, a women’s clothing firm; Aug. 24. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bombardier and flight instructor.

Dr. Daniel Gordon C’41 D’43, Dallas, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Wilkes-Barre for 50 years; Sept. 7. During World War II he served with the 193rd Field Artillery of the 3rd U.S. Army as a captain in the Dental Corps in Germany.

Stephen A. Keller W’41, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retired president of the Colorado division of Honeywell and of Telex Corp.; July 29. At Penn he had sung with the Men’s Choral Group.

Harold L. Roth PSW’41, New York, former president and CEO of the old Grosset & Dunlap and vice president of Simon and Schuster, Pocket Books, and Golden Press; Aug. 3. During World War II he served as a captain in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Warren P. Weitman Sr. C’41 D’43, Sterling, Va., a retired dentist who maintained practices in Brooklyn and New York; Oct. 19, 2006. He had served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps.


 William C. Mostertz W’42 WG’43, Tampa, Fla., retired accountant at his family’s commercial-carpet plant in Greenville, S.C.; June 29. His brother, Robert A. Mostertz ME’46 (who died in March 2006) was engineer there. At Penn, Bill played varsity football under George Munger Ed’33: he was a center, as was Bob, who was also captain of the team. During World War II he served as a lieutenant with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. His wife is Dr. Mary J. Fuss Mostertz CW’41 and a daughter is M. Joanne Moore GEd’85.

Lewis W. Parker Jr. WEv’42, Longboat Key, Fla., retired chair of the board of Helene Fuld Hospital (now Capital Health Systems); Aug. 25. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War, attaining the rank of major.

Rev. Wilburn C. Powers G’42, Penney Farms, Fla., a Baptist minister and retired director of development for the Crozer-Chester Medical Center; Aug. 18.

John B. Watlington C’42, Point Shares, Bermuda, March 27.

G. Willard Webster CCC’42, Gwynedd, Pa., retired associate vice president of production and engineering at the Swiftwater plant of National Drug Co. (now Sanofi Pasteur); Aug. 13. During World War II he received a military deferment in order to work with scientists on influenza vaccines for troops overseas.

Dr. Augustin T. Giordano M’43, Longport, N.J., a retired pediatrician who had maintained a practice in South Philadelphia for 42 years; July 6.

Victor F. Kirschman W’43,
Rancho Mirage, Calif., chair of Morris Kirschman & Co. Inc., a holding company for home-supply businesses; Aug. 22.

Bernard M. Levy W’43 WG’47,
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., retired owner and operator of Levy Associates; Sept. 19. During World War II he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Lewis N. Madeira C’43,
Jupiter Island, Fla., the retired co-founder of Amtrol, Inc., in West Warwick, R.I.; Sept. 14. During World War II he was an artillery captain in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific. His son, Lewis N. Madeira Jr. C’67, who died in 2002, was married to Hon. Ellen Leahy Madeira CGS’65; their son is David C. Madeira C’89 G’96.

Donald B. Meyer C’43,
New York, June 1.

N. Ramsay Pennypacker C’43,
Paoli, Pa., a retired businessman who had worked in international sales for Smith, Kline & French (now GlaxoSmithKline) and in development at Thomas Jefferson University; Aug. 2. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Burma, attaining the rank of lieutenant.

Marjorie Winfield Thompson GEd’43,
Philadelphia, a teacher who was retired from the Philadelphia school system; Aug. 31.

Dr. Robert P. Bush M’44 GM’48, Saint Paul, Minn., a psychiatrist and retired director of Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic; July 27.

Dr. Leon Eisenberg C’44 M’46,
Cambridge, Mass., retired chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, who was known for his pioneering studies of autism, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities in children; Sept. 15.


Lois Bardsley Besse CW’45, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a former assistant editor for The Ambler Gazette and Time magazine; July 10.

John A. Zimmerman C’45, Media, Pa., retired commanding officer of 9208th Air Force Reserve Recovery Squadron in Philadelphia; July 22. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying 32 missions, including two on D-Day. He continued as a commander in the Korean War. His honors include the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Millyann Cantrell Barnhorst Ed’47, Stuart, Fla., Sept. 12. At Penn she was homecoming queen and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Known as “Winky,” she was a kindergarten teacher in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Her husband is Lawrence J. Barnhorst W’47.

Richard S. Holson Jr. W’47, Lake Forest, Ill., former head of his family’s life-insurance business; July 23. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Henry Mitchell M’47, Indiana, Pa., a retired pediatrician; Aug. 30.

Christie Nellis Vera Ed’47 GEd’48,
Quakertown, Pa., a retired elementary school teacher in the Pennridge School District; Sept. 2.

Calvin J. Cressman GEd’48, Pottstown, Pa., a retired high school teacher and chair of the vocational department for the Pottstown School District; March 28. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.

Edward Fernberger Sr. C’48, Rydal, Pa., Aug. 24. His wife is Marilyn Friedman Fernberger CW’48 and one of his sons is Edward Fernberger Jr. W’71.

Robert H. Glore W’48, Lake Bluff, Ill., a retired investment banker who had worked for Marshall Field and Pioneer Ventures; Dec. 15, 2008. During World War II he served with U.S. Army Intelligence in India.

Irving Herris W’48, Palm Beach, Fla., a retired certified public accountant; Aug. 19. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Corps.

Lucille C. Hood PSW’48,
Sacramento, Calif., retired bureau chief of Child Welfare in the California Department of Social Services; Aug. 26.

Sheldon A. Kaufman W’48,
Georgetown, Tex., retired president of Kaymac Paper Co.; Sept. 10.

Mary Free Owens CW’48,
Naples, Fla., June 25. She had retired from the World Bank in Washington.

Leonard B. Price W’48,
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 19. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army’s 84th Infantry Division, participating in the D-Day invasion. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. For many years he served on the local secondary-schools committee.

Jack M. Slater W’48,
Springfield, N.J., a retired financial adviser with Merrill Lynch; Aug. 12. Earlier he was chief financial officer at Triangle Conduit and Cable Co. in New Brunswick. At Penn he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. One of his sons is Jeffrey L. Slater C’75 ASC’77. Jack’s brother is Robert I. Slater C’66.
George E. DeSipio C’49, New York, retired partner at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Aug. 27.

James D. Drum WG’49, Wheeling, W.Va., retired secretary-treasurer and part owner of the former C. A. Robrecht Co.; Aug. 5. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Middle East.

William R. Lonergan CCC’49 G’52, Needham, Mass., Sept. 28. He had worked for Burroughs Corp., Sperry Rand, RCA, and Xerox, and then joined Oxford Partners, a venture capital firm. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific.

Donald R. Neiman C’49, Oreland, Pa., a retired newspaperman and former vice president of now Montgomery Media; Sept. 12. At Penn he was the managing editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian. He had served as a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

George A. Sample Ar’49, Madison, Wis., founder of the Chicago Architectural Assistance Center; Oct. 4.

Dr. John H. Selby GM’49, Lubbock, Tex., a retired clinical professor of surgery at Texas Tech University; Sept. 9.

Wesley N. Wagner G’49, Upland, Pa., July 22. He had worked in human resources for Cigna, in Philadelphia.

Maryanna Lenham Worrell Ed’49, Media, Pa., a retired special-education teacher; July 27.



Ruth Booker Ballard OT’50, Silver Spring, Md., a retired administrator for the old Vocational Rehabilitation Administration; July 10.

Francis S. Cicco WEV’50, Collegeville, Pa., a retired controller for Crouthamel Motor Freight; Aug. 19.

Eugene H. Clement W’50, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Sept. 10.

Richard H. Dale C’50 G’52, Charlottesville, Va., May 15. He had worked for the U.S. State Department.

Edwin R. Igler W’50, Redding, Conn., a retired executive with IBM, who went on to found Industry Systems Marketing, Inc., a consulting firm; Sept. 13. His father, Dr. Frederick B. Igler, was the Baptist chaplain for Penn’s Christian Association. While at Penn, Ed played varsity soccer, served as a class officer, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society. He had served as president of the Organized Classes and on the athletics advisory board. He received the Spade Award as an undergraduate and the Alumni Award of Merit in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, participating in battles in the south and central Pacific. His wife is Joan Howarth Igler Ed’52, and his sisters are Doris Anne Spencer CW’41 and Janice I. Montgomery CW’48.

John E. McVaugh Jr. CE’50, Medford, N.J., retired president of his family’s construction business; Jan. 29, 2009. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Arthur H. Peck V’50, Westminster, Md., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 2. During World War II he served with the 397th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Seventh Army in Europe, for which he received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, among other decorations.

Abraham W. Siff GEE’50, Sudbury, Mass., retired marketing consultant; Aug. 30. During World War II he served with Company K of the 347th Infantry in Europe.

Henry Taylor WEv’50 CCC’55, Wyomissing, Pa., retired director of insurance and assistant secretary for Rohm and Haas; Sept. 22. During World War II he was a flight officer for the U.S. Army Air Force in Asia, flying the Burma Hump.

Col. Frank W. Axtens W’51, Falls Church, Va., a retired colonel in the U.S. Army who had served two tours of duty in Vietnam; Aug. 10. His last active post before his retirement in 1983 was at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Harry F. Baird WEv’51, Ormond Beach, Fla., retired president of the Century Federal Savings Bank; July 24. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific.

Dr. Donald R. Coughanowr G’51, Kennett Square, Pa., professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Drexel University; Sept. 20.

David W. Dickerson W’51, Mt. Dora, Fla., March 24.

Murray L. Gottfried W’51, Lambertville, N.J., a retired certified public accountant; Oct. 9. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army.

Walter A. Griesemer GEd’51, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired industrial-arts teacher in Reading, Pa.; Aug. 30.

Eugene C. O’Connell W’51, Burlington, Mass., Nov. 22, 2007.
Don F. Richardson GEd’51, West Palm Beach, Fla., a retired head of mathematics at the Haverford School; Aug. 31.

Hon. Marvin N. Rimm C’51, Margate, N.J., a retired judge; May 31. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Ernest A. Stelzel C’51, Las Vegas, July 19. He had worked for State Farm Insurance.

Charles D. Tiffany C’51 WEv’79, Wallingford, Pa., a retired systems analyst at the University, where he had worked for 25 years; Aug. 23.

Addison F. Wardwell II WG’51, Sulphur Springs, N.Y., a retired science teacher at Hounsfield Central School; Aug. 11.


Dr. Stanley C. Bell C’52, Narberth, Pa., senior vice president of research and development at Onconova Therapeutics, Inc., an oncology company; June 27. His longtime career in the pharmaceutical industry included stints at Merck, Sharp and Dohme; Wyeth Laboratories; and Ortho Pharmaceutical. He was also adjunct professor at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple University. One of his daughters is Nancy E. Bell C’90.

Eugene D. Brody W’52, Sag Harbor, N.Y., retired president of Oppenheimer Capital Futures Management; Aug. 2. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer aboard the U.S.S. Ross.

Edward S. Cohen W’52,
Cullowhee, N.C., a retired reference librarian at Western Carolina University; Aug. 1. During the Korean War he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Robert H. Conte D’52,
Bedford, N.Y., a retired dentist; Sept. 2. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Richard M. Farina W’52,
Londonderry, N.H., a retired computer specialist; July 20. At Penn he played trumpet in the marching band. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Carl J. Impellitier GM’52,
Las Cruces, N.M., a retired thoracic surgeon; Sept. 9.

Dr. George H. Lane GM’52,
Houston, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Aug. 6.

Dr. L. Lee Lankford GM’52,
Dallas, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Aug. 16.

Dr. David C. Miesch GM’52,
Paris, Tex., a retired physician who had maintained a practice for many years; Aug. 23.

Marilyn Hawk Morris CW’52,
Seaford, Del., a retired social worker; July 19.

Roland R. Randall Jr. C’52,
Wilton, Conn., retired vice president of the international division of Bristol Myers Co.; Sept. 19. At Penn he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Elton A. Root W’52,
Holden, Mass., retired head of a corporate-branding firm; Aug. 19. At Penn he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Dr. Thomas R. Hedges Jr. GM’53,
Moorestown, N.J., emeritus professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine; Sept. 10. In 1954 he opened ophthalmology practices in Philadelphia and Moorestown, N.J. He began work at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1957, and was chief of ophthalmology there from 1959 until his retirement in 1990. He was appointed a full professor of ophthalmology at the University in 1973 and became emeritus in 1998. Dr. Hedges had also taught at Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J., until his retirement in 2002, and he conducted research at the Coriell Institute in Camden. He was a Senior Honor Award recipient from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He co-founded the International Neuro-ophthalmology Society. Dr. Hedges’ portrait was installed in the Great Court of Pennsylvania Hospital in 2005. His wife is Ann S. Hedges G’72. One of his sons, George R. Hedges C’75 G’75, who was married to Christy S. Hedges CW’74, died in 2008.

Robert A. Jacocks W’53, Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 15, 2008.

Lionel I. Pincus C’53, New York, founder and chair of the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus; Oct. 10.

Ernest N. Agresti L’54, Warren, R.I., a retired partner at the law firm of Edwards & Angel; Feb. 1, 2007. At Penn he was editor of the law review.

Col. Roy L. Baber Jr. GEE’54,
Greensboro, N.C., a retired U.S. Army colonel whose service spanned World War II through the Vietnam War, and who then served as executive director for the Professional Engineers of North Carolina for 15 years; Aug. 27.

Alfred C. Grover Jr. EE’54,
Green Brook, N.J., former vice president of computer operations for RCA and then NBC in New York; June 22.


James F. Clauson WG’55, Charlton, Mass., Nov. 14, 2008. He was retired from the Lincoln Electric Co. in Cleveland.

William E. Judge W’55,
Camp Hill, Pa., retired regional sales manager for Federal Kemper; Aug. 6.

Malcolm W.F. Quantrill GAr’55,
College Station, Tex., distinguished professor emeritus of architecture at Texas A&M University; Sept. 22.

Dr. Philip B. Ray GEd’55,
Bethesda, Md., a retired associate professor of psychology and a senior counselor at the University of Maryland; Aug. 15.

Louis D. Rollo Jr. C’55,
Lavallette, N.J., a retired executive for Rollo Transit Corp. in Keyport and Asbury Park; July 18.

Angus M. Russell L’55,
Hanover, N.H., retired partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; July 30.

Rev. John D. Scott CCC’55,
Philadelphia, a retired Presbyterian minister and school teacher; Aug. 11.

Hugh R. Stewart Jr. WG’55,
Richmond, Va., retired vice president of
marketing for the old C & D Battery Co.; June 21.

Charles R. Wilkin Jr. WG’55,
Slidell, La., a retired controller and real estate investor; July 30.

Sidney E. Zion W’55,
New York, a criminal lawyer and federal prosecutor who went on to become a noted journalist and columnist; Aug. 2.

Thomas A. Conlin W’56, Madison, N.J., a retired investment banker; Nov. 11, 2008.

Terence C. Flaherty ME’56, Marblehead, Mass., Aug. 25. He was retired from the aircraft-engine group of General Electric.

Dr. Gerard F. Songster GEE’56 GrE’62, Silver Spring, Md., an engineer with NASA and GE, who also taught electrical engineering at Old Dominion University; Sept. 23.

Walter Byron Holt W’57, Cape May Court House, N.J., a retired international banker at Mellon Bank; Aug. 21.

James M. Mulligan Jr. L’57, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 22.

Peter D. Barshak W’58 WG’60, Upper Gwynedd, Pa., the retired president of Baum Printing; Sept. 30.

Joseph Callahan W’58,
Newark, Del., July 25. He had retired from the IT department at Delmarva Power and Light.

Joyce Ginsburg Gordon Ed’58,
Chicago, Sept. 14.

Dr. Harry J. Hurley Jr. GM’58,
West Chester, Pa., clinical professor of dermatology in the School of Medicine; July 26. He had maintained practices in Upper Darby and then in West Chester until his retirement in 2008. He began teaching at Penn after his residency. He wrote the textbook Dermatology. He was founding president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and a past president of the American Dermatological Association and the American Board of Dermatology.

Alexander N. Laslo W’58,
Chesapeake, Va., Sept. 2.

M. William Lightner Jr. WG’58,
Bonita Springs, Fla., retired as chief financial officer of Consumer’s Packaging Co. and Anchor Glass; Sept. 28.

Dr. Nicholas C. Palczuk Gr’58,
Cary, N.C., emeritus professor of biology and zoology at Rutgers University; Aug. 19.

Dr. William R. Williams V’58,
Tunkhannock, Pa. a retired veterinarian who had set up the Sugar Hollow Trout Hatchery; Jan. 25, 2009. One of his sons, Dr. Kendal P. Williams M’95, is an academic clinical assistant professor at the School of Medicine.


Dr. John A. Kibelstis C’60 M’64, Allentown, Pa., a pulmonologist; Aug. 31.

Dr. David C. Redding Gr’60, Loudonville, N.Y., a retired professor of English literature at SUNY Albany; Aug. 3.

Ernest J. Walter III WEv’60, Springfield, Pa., a retired executive for the interstate-calling division of Verizon; Sept. 5.

Charles Gwathmey Ar’61, New York, a very prominent architect of “the high-Modernist style,” known both for residential work and sometimes controversial public buildings; Aug. 3. While in his 20s, he designed a house for his parents on Long Island; completed in 1966, it “was consistently described as one of the most influential buildings of the Modern era,” according to The New York Times. Soon after, he co-founded the firm Gwathmey, Siegel & Associates: its best known work was the 1992 tower addition to the Guggenheim Museum. His design of Astor Place Tower (2005) was also controversial.

Dr. Joseph Lehman GM’61,
Lubbock, Tex., a dermatologist; July 31.

Frank A. Macioge Jr. Ar’61,
Lenox, Mass., a retired architect; July 30.

Mark Ueland Ar’61 GAr’64,
Philadelphia, an architect; Oct. 10. In 1967 he co-founded a firm with Tony Junker GAr’64 GCP’64 GFA’64. Mark’s last project for the firm was the renovation of the Quaker Friends Center in Philadelphia as a Green building.

Melba E. T. Murphy GEd’62, Odessa, Tex., a retired teacher; July 10.

Roslyn Israel Steinberg CW’62,
Port St. Lucie, Fla., a realtor; Aug. 21.

Louis A. D’Antonio GEd’63, Lansdowne, Pa., retired principal of John Bartram High School; Aug. 16.

Robinson Fredenthal GAr’63, Philadelphia, a sculptor, whose piece Black Forest was installed on the Penn campus in 1984; Aug. 31.

Richard J. Kralik WG’63,
Morrow, Ohio, July 15.

Dr. Teng-sun Liu Gr’63,
Lexington, Mass., a retired mathematics professor at the University of Massachusetts; Sept. 2.

Dr. Clark R. Di ckinson V’64, Chesterfield, N.J., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 12.

Frederick F. Valetich W’64, Pittsburgh, July 29. He was retired from the advertising and public-relations department at General Electric. At Penn he was a member of the football team and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and Philadelphia.


Dr. Ettore V. Liberace M’65, West Chester, Pa., a retired physician; Aug. 21.

Robert J. Millstone C’65, Naples, Fla., general counsel for the old Atlantic Richfield Chemical Co.; Nov. 6, 2008.

Elizabeth Winterberg Scott CW’65, Winston-Salem, N.C., a teacher for 23 years at the Rift Valley Academy in Kenya; July 29.

Dr. Mark P. Cilo C’66, Lone Tree, Colo., a retired neurologist; July 31.

Kenneth L. Oberg L’67, Niskayuna, N.Y., Sept. 11. He had retired from the international-legal department at Merck.

John R. Bagby C’69, Lexington, Ky., a retired attorney; Sept. 7.

James I. Mayer WG’69, Arlington, Va., retired chief of planning for science and technology at the CIA; July 31.


Gladys Kinard Hernblad CW’71, Philadelphia, a retired teacher and counselor in Philadelphia public schools; July 27. She wrote two books on Harriet Tubman.

Dr. Carol J. Trautman High V’71, Pottstown, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 26.

John F. Tidman C’71 WG’73, Seneca, S.C., Aug. 10. He had retired from Prudential Mortgage Capital in Atlanta.

Dr. William C. Bergman M’72, San Francisco, former chief of neurosurgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; Aug. 8.

Harriett J. Reed Lade G’72, Wilmington, Del., an anthropologist who studied the watermen of the Eastern Shore of Maryland; Sept. 18.

Lewis A. Medlar Jr. CGS’72, London, May 5.

Marvin A. Goldberg SW’73, Worcester, Mass., Sept. 17. He retired from the local Jewish healthcare center.

David R. Shiery SW’73, Allentown, Pa., July 29.

Douglas V. Wheeler WG’73, Memphis, Tenn., June 28. A former food-company executive, who later set up a marketing-consulting firm.

Dr. Robert D. Fazzaro M’74, Vineland, N.J., a pulmonologist; Nov. 9, 2008.

Dr. Gerard J. Bunick Gr’75, Oak Ridge, Tenn., research professor at the University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology; Sept. 19, 2007.

Dr. Malcolm G. Freeman GM’77, Statham, Ga., emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University; June 20.


Steven M. Altman GEE’78,
Ambler, Pa., co-owner of a real-estate development firm; Aug. 8.

Cathy E. Crimmins G’78, Philadelphia, an award-winning writer and former teacher of nonfiction writing at the University; Sept. 4. Her works include two memoirs, Where Is the Mango Princess? (2000), and A Mother’s Nightmare: A Heartrending Journey into Near-Fatal Childhood Illness, published by St. Martin’s Press in August.

Dr. Patricia A. Whittaker Briggs V’79, Aspers, Pa., July 26.


Michael T. Vesey W’81 WG’87,
Newtown, Pa., a director at Orleans Homebuilders Inc.; Aug. 28. At Penn he was a middle linebacker on the football team, making 164 tackles in 1980 to break the record of Chuck Bednarik Ed’49. His wife is Kelly Mehigan Vesey GNu’96.

Thomas P. Riordan C’82, Chicago, June 24.

Robert E. Risman W’82, Greenwich, Conn., head of international equities for the Macquarie Group (USA) in New York; Sept. 14.


Andrew J. Nathanson WG’84, Harrison, N.Y., a senior executive at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; Aug. 21.

Dr. James T. Fox Jr. C’85, Williamstown, N.J., a surgeon; Sept. 20.

Dr. Neal C. Ralston V’85,
Hookstown, Pa., a veterinarian; Sept. 28.

Dolores E. Antes Sullivan
WEv’85, Seattle, a retired law-firm administrator in Philadelphia and Los Angeles; June 28.

Katherine Winkler GNu’87 GNu’06, Wyndmoor, Pa., a nurse-midwife at Booth Maternity Center and Pennsylvania Hospital; Sept. 14. She also served the immigrant population in South Philadelphia.

Scott N. Dorny EAS’88 W’88, Paris, a strategic account executive for Penske Logistics Europe; Aug. 12. At Penn he had played in the Penn Band and was a founding member of Penny Loafers, the a cappella singing group.


Francisco J. Verwoerd C’96, Hillsborough, N.J., a former director of marketing for J. & J. Skillman; July 18.

Dr. Jennifer Reed Bakker CGS’97, Shiloh, N.J., a physician and surgeon; Aug. 9.

Jean M. Landis GEd’97 GrEd’04, Philadelphia, assistant professor of reading and literacy at Eastern University; June 26.


Carla B. Howery GrEd’06, Takoma Park, Md., former deputy executive director of the American Sociological Association; March 31.

Dr. James M. Wideman CGS’07, Philadelphia, former professor of neurophysiology at Thomas Jefferson University and a retired editor for Biological Abstracts; Aug. 21.


Faculty and Staff

Dr. Henry Abrams.
See Class of 1941.

Dr. Aditya Behl,
Philadelphia, associate professor of South Asia studies; Aug. 22. He taught Urdu and Hindi literature and the medieval cultural history of South Asia. Coming to Penn as a visiting professor of religious studies in 2001, he was appointed an associate professor in South Asia studies in 2002. Dr. Behl went on to chair the department from 2004 to 2007. His major scholarly interest was in the Indo-Muslim literature and culture of South Asia, particularly Sufi romances. He published a translation of Madhumalati: An Indian Sufi Romance (Oxford, 2000), and last year completed a translation of the Mrgavati. Shortly before his death he wrote a major review essay on Sanskrit literature, “Sanskrit’s Hidden Gold,” which was featured on the cover of The Times Literary Supplement. He was also known for his love of Hindustani music and his knowledge of Hindi and Urdu literature.

Cathy E. Crimmins.
See Class of 1978.

Kathleen Crossin,
Philadelphia, a retired academic coordinator for the Department of City and Regional Planning at the School of Design; Sept. 14.

Dr. William R. Graham,
Philadelphia, emeritus professor of materials science and engineering; July 15. He came to Penn in 1974 as associate professor, was awarded tenure in 1978, and appointed professor in 1986. He also served as chair of the undergraduate program in materials science and engineering. Dr. Graham retired in 2008 but continued teaching, until becoming ill. He specialized in the properties of surfaces. His awards include the S. Reid Warren Jr. Award for Distinguished Teaching, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator Term Chair, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising.

Dr. Thomas R. Hedges Jr.
See Class of 1953.

Dr. Arleigh P. Hess Jr.
See Class of 1939.

Dr. Harry J. Hurley Jr.
See Class of 1958.

Dr. Paul J. Mishkin,
Berkeley, Calif., the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, who was a member of the Penn Law faculty from 1951 to 1973; June 26. He co-wrote two major textbooks On Law in Courts and The Federal Courts and the Federal System.

Charles D. Tiffany.
See Class of 1951.

Dr. Joseph C. Touchstone,
Rosemont, Pa., emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine; July 26. He came to Penn as a research associate in 1952, and was appointed research assistant professor of biochemistry in 1958. He became a full professor in 1968 and was awarded emeritus status in 1992. Known as a pioneer in biochemical chromatography, Dr. Touchstone studied amniotic fluid to determine the level of fetal lung viability in women who were at risk for having premature infants. He also conducted research on steroids. Co-founder of the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley, he served as its first president. He lectured worldwide and published more than 300 papers and 15 books. His wife is Phyllis K. Touchstone Nu’53.

Mark Ueland.
See Class of 1961.


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