Grace Hehr Laucks EF’33, Ephrata, Pa., a retired head bookkeeper with Orr & Sembower, Inc.; Sept. 4.
Edward A. Doelp W’34, Burke, Va., Oct. 14.
Dr. Elias M. Solomon M’34, Lancaster, Pa., retired chief of staff at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital; Sept. 6. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Leo B. Morse W’36, Hernando, Fla., July 9, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and the men’s baseball, soccer, and lacrosse teams.
Peter Day W’37, Philadelphia, former vice president of the Kenya division of Day and Frick Inc.; June 20. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the men’s squash team.
Julian B. Finkel ME’37, Atlanta, former general manager of Blair Manufacturing; Sept. 29. He served in the US Navy as an architect during World War II.
Richard H. Shelly C’37, Columbus, Ohio, a retired land surveyor; Aug. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, the football team, and the Mask and Wig Club. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Wayne W. Greenawalt W’38, Souderton, Pa., Sept. 27. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Milton A. Mausner C’38, Red Bank, N.J., a former partner of the law firm of Reussille, Mausner, Carotenuto, Barger, Kenny & Steel, LLC; Aug. 30. He helped establish Monmouth Regional High School. His granddaughter is Dvorit K. Z. Mausner C’07 LPS’09 WEv’11.
Beatrice R. Moore SW’38, Olympia, Wash., May 14, 2011.
Dr. Saul S. Artis C’39 D’41, Haddonfield, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Camden for over 50 years; April 1. During World War II, he served with the US Army in the Panama Canal Zone as a captain in the Dental Corps. His son is Kenneth Jay Artis C’67.
Theodore S. Matter ChE’39, Delran, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011.
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Hon. Mark Addison L’40, Norfolk, Mass., a retired state superior-court judge; March 30. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Jerome J. Karpf Jr. C’40, Rockville Centre, N.Y., Oct. 16.
Walter F. Swartz ME’40, Media, Pa., Feb. 4, 2011.
Rollin B. Foster CE’41, Bethlehem, Pa., May 12. He had worked on the design and erection of bridges for Bethlehem Steel.
Rosina Di Lullo Gore Ed’41, Ambler, Pa., Aug. 31.
Dr. Gilbert D. Jay EE’41 M’44, Fayetteville, Ark., a retired surgeon; Oct. 15. He was a flight surgeon during World War II.
John E. Landis W’41 L’48, Souderton, Pa., a retired attorney; Oct. 4. He served in the US Army during World War II. His grandson is Stephen T. Landis C’08.
Michael C. Rainone L’41, Binghamton, N.Y., a retired Philadelphia attorney; Oct. 17.
John C. Bath C’42, Worcester, Mass., June 29. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Frederick R. Griffiths W’42, Providence, R.I., Aug. 31. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Dr. Helen Morris Hindle CW’42 G’43 Gr’50, Woodstown, N.J., Aug 15. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the women’s tennis team. Her son is Dr. Donald M. Hindle G’75 Gr’79.
Samuel S. Laucks Jr. L’42, Red Lion, Pa., a retired attorney who had maintained a practice for over 60 years; Sept. 19. During World War II, he served with the US Army on Okinawa. He served on the board of Dauphin Deposit Bank. His brother is Dr. S. Philip Laucks M’46 GM’50.
Marjorie W. Mackinney Ed’42 GEd’43, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired elementary school teacher; Sept. 8. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the women’s swimming team.
Eugene J. Minahan WEv’42 CCC’56 G’60, Cocoa Beach, Fla., March 18.
Rev. Edward F. O’Brien W’42, Southampton, Pa., Sept. 10.
Charlotte Viner Bernstein Ed’43 GEd’45, Wyncote, Pa., Aug. 24. A son is Dr. George M. Bernstein C’71 M’75.
Joseph A. Daley Jr. ME’43, Hobe Sound, Fla., a retired development engineer and project manager for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft; Sept. 12.
Dr. E. Ruth B. Dunning M’43 GM’47, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired physician in the student health services at Penn; Aug. 31.
William B. Freedman W’43, Fayetteville, N.C., retired owner of a swimming-pool firm in Albany, N.Y.; May 24.
Gene S. Lehman Ch’43, Corning, N.Y., June 29. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Rosalie Mann Levin CW’43, Philadelphia, Sept. 12.
Dr. Ralph L. Pipes M’43 GM’47, Ormond Beach, Fla., retired chief of radiology at Hialeah Hospital; May 21. During World War II, he served in the US Marines.
Natalie Block Raikin Ed’43, Missoula, Mont., Aug. 16, 2011.
Dr. John E. Richmond D’43, Adams, N.Y., a retired dentist; Oct. 5. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Bernard Weiss W’43, Boca Raton, Fla., June 6, 2011.
Dr. E. Richard Cohen C’44, Encino, Calif., Aug. 15. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team.
Betty W. Hendrian CW’44, Milford, Pa., retired media coordinator for the Delaware Valley School District; Sept. 5. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She worked at the Mechanicsville Naval Supply Depot during World War II.
Helen Lee Jones CW’44 GFA’61, Chambersburg, Pa., retired professor of art history at Wilson College; Sept. 21. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Raimond D. Senior C’44, Shelburne, Vt., retired head of an advertising firm; Aug. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the men’s rowing team. During World War II, he served in the Marines.
Dr. Robert L. Berger C’45 V’46, Schnecksville, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 13.
Marjorie Haines Keating CW’45, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 21, 2012. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Tillie S. Kyle GEd’45, Tempe, Ariz., retired professor of education at the University of Arkansas; Aug. 10.
Jean Culberson HUP’46, Bethelem, Pa., Dec. 19.
Dr. James M. Keiter M’46, Palmyra, Pa., a retired ER-physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, Pa.; Aug. 4.
Samuel S. Blank L’47, Fairfax, Va., a retired attorney; Sept. 10. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II.
Captain C. Dale Everhart W’47, Vienna, Va., a retired intelligence officer with the US Navy; Aug. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He served in World War II and the Korean War.
Dr. Frank F. Ferrigno V’47, Willimantic, Conn., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 9.
Theodore A. Heilman W’47, Coral Gables, Fla., Sept. 16, 2011. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe. His son is Theodore A. Heilman Jr. W’79.
Norman H. Hogg W’47, Lancaster, Pa., founder of an accounting firm; Aug. 15. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team. He served in the US Navy during World War II and later in the Naval Reserves.
Dr. Stanley B. Reich GM’47, Piedmont, Calif., former professor of radiology at University of California, San Francisco; Aug. 6. He served as a physician in the US Navy in World War II and the Korean War.
Barclay White Jr. WG’47, Willow Street, Pa., a partner with Glencoe Associates; Oct. 6.
William P. Camp WG’48, North Ridgeville, Ohio, a retired comptroller; Oct. 15. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Marvin M. Deupree WG’48, Upper Montclair, N.J., a retired partner with the old Arthur Andersen; Feb. 13, 2012.
David Gersh PSW’48, Sunrise, Fla., June 20.
John A. Guyton Jr. W’48, Tampa, Fla., former chair and CEO of Central Oil Co.; Sept. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Nelson G. Harris W’48, Lafayette Hill, Pa., retired chair and CEO of Tasty Baking Co.; Jan. 10, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the football team. He also had been president and CEO of the old Horn & Hardart Baking Co.
Donald R. Keen W’48, Phoenixville, Pa., a retired accountant for Boiler Engineering; Aug. 18. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s baseball team.
Michael J. Kovacs W’48, Springfield, Pa., Feb. 2, 2012.
Dr. John J. Patton C’48 G’49, Margate, N.J., a retired professor of English at Atlantic Community College; Sept. 17. Serving with the US Army in Europe in World War II, he was awarded a Purple Heart.
Dr. George M. Savitsky Ed’48 D’54 GD’59, Ocean City, N.J., a retired oral surgeon who had maintained a practice in Woodbury for many years; Sept. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, the Friars Senior Society, and the men’s track and football teams, where he played under the legendary George Munger Ed’33. A four-time All American tackle, he was the only college-football player of the 20th century to be named All-American in all his four years. He briefly played professionally with the Philadelphia Eagles, left tackle on the 1948-49 team. Dr. Savitsky was inducted into the national College Football Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.
Leilee Powell Ault Ed’49 GEd’50, Cayce, S.C., a founding member of the nursing faculty at the Medical College of Georgia; Oct. 19. She had earlier taught at Penn for six years. During World War II, she served in the US Army.
Margaret Farra Brady Ed’49, Richboro, Pa., a retired registered nurse; March 20. She served in the US Navy during World War II.
Rebecca Russell Breed FA’49, Saratoga, Calif., Sept. 4. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Marvin N. Demchick W’49, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired estate planner; April 13. He helped found the Academy in Manayunk, a school for children with learning disabilities. He served in the US Army during World War II. He was a former president of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park. His daughter is Sheila Demchick Glass CW’70, whose husband is Dr. Gary M. Glass C’70 GM’79.
Clifford L. Elling WG’49, Basking Ridge, N.J., retired owner of a plumbing and HVAC firm; Sept. 22.
Walter Fish W’49, Bellmore, N.Y., a retired CPA; March 15. He had served in the US Navy. He was founding president of Friends of Sagamore Hill, the national historic house of President Teddy Roosevelt. His son is Jonathan S. Fish W’84.
Dr. Edward Green CCC’49 Gr’59, Silver Spring, Md., April 17.
Helen P. Ladd SW’49, Amherst, Mass., a retired psychiatric social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital; Oct. 19.
William O. Schuman ME’49, Blue Bell, Pa., retired president of his family’s manufacturing firm; Sept. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the football and baseball teams. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Donald B. Stein Jr. C’49, Havertown, Pa., retired chief pathologist at Riddle Memorial Hospital; Aug. 15. In World War II, he served in the US Air Force. His wife is Mary Wynkoop Stein CGS’72 and his daughter is Dr. Mary Patricia Stein CGS’72.
Dr. Clayton J. Vandiver M’49, Johnson City, Tenn., a retired anesthesiologist who had maintained a practice there for many years; Aug. 11.
Russell H. Weldon Jr. C’49, Madison, Conn., retired vice president of marketing and sales for the International Silver Company; Sept. 14. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
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Herbert L. Brewer GCE’50, San Antonio, Tex., a retired structural engineer who had worked as an architect at the old Philadelphia Naval Yards; March 27. Later, he was director of facilities for the San Antonio Independent School District. He was one of the first black colonels in the US Marines Corps.
Kathryn Porter Clark HUP’50 Nu’50 GEd’56, Coatesville, Pa., a retired school nurse with the Marple Newtown School District; Aug. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
J. William Cornell CE’50, Barnegat Light, N.J., retired head of his family’s construction-management firm; Oct. 6. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team. He served on the board of Arcadia University.
Dr. Paul E. Green C’50 Gr’61, Paoli, Pa., professor emeritus of marketing at the Wharton School; Sept. 21. He joined the Penn faculty in 1961, served as the S. S. Kresge Professor of Marketing from 1971 to 1998, and retired in 2002. Described as a major architect of modern marketing, he wrote over 16 books and over 200 articles. In 1996, the Journal of Marketing Research established the Paul E. Green Award for significant financial research in his honor. A daughter is Patricia Green Rush Nu’76 GNu’96.
Samuel E. Hessney GEd’50, Rochester, N.Y., a retired high-school PE teacher and coach; July 5, 2011.
Alfred F. Matarazzo W’50, Narberth, Pa., Sept. 29.
Frederick E. Muster WG’50, San Clemente, Calif., Sept. 30.
Dr. Lee H. Shields C’50 M’54 GM’60, Dunedin, Fla., a retired cardiologist who had maintained a practice in Camp Hill, Pa., for 30 years; Sept. 23.
Dr. Louis Wiederhold M’50, Bar Harbor, Maine, retired chief of medicine at Monadnock Community Hospital; Sept. 16.
Mr. Robert R. Brearly GME’51, Lancaster, Pa., a retired mechanical engineer for RCA; Nov. 17, 2011.
Harry H. Cooley GEd’51, Johnson City, N.Y., a retired music teacher; Aug. 6. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe, receiving four Bronze Stars.
Edward L. Crow WG’51, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired marketing consultant, who often worked on the redevelopment of historic urban districts, such as Old City Philadelphia; July 5. He lectured at Wharton while pursuing a PhD. He wrote Paths and Pitfalls (2003), on redeveloping older retail districts, focusing on Manayunk in Philadelphia. A son is Wayne H. Crow WG’82.
Bruce H. Mcloud W’51, Palm Springs, Calif., July 14, 2011.
Philip J. Moloney W’51, Vero Beach, Fla., director of marketing for the Beverly (Mass.) Hospital; Sept. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and was elected the Bowl Man.
Clifford O. Moon Jr. WEv’51, West Chester, Pa., March 29, 2011.
Dr. Henry L. Pearlberg GEd’51, Bradenton, Fla., May 18.
Sherman E. Perkins C’51, Kimberly, Ore., a cattle rancher in Montana and Oregon; Sept. 20. He had earlier worked in his family’s medical publishing firm in Philadelphia. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Hon. Arlen Specter C’51, Philadelphia, US Senator from Pennsylvania from 1981 to 2011; Oct. 14. An assistant counsel for the Warren Commission (1964) investigating the assassination of President Kennedy, he took credit for the single-bullet theory. He served as Philadelphia District Attorney from 1966 to 1974. For several years he practiced law in the Philadelphia law firm Dechert, Price & Rhoads. Long-regarded as the Senate’s sharpest legal mind, Arlen Specter served for many years on the Judiciary Committee; he had controversial roles in the Robert Bork and the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation proceedings. He later chaired the committee (2005-7) through a tumultuous period that included two further Supreme Court confirmations and confrontations with the White House, even while battling Hodgkin’s disease. He had earlier chaired the Intelligence Committee (1995-7). In the 1990s, he co-led the campaign in the Senate that doubled the research budget of the National Institutes of Health. At Penn, he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He had served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He had taught at the Penn Law School earlier in his career; as recently as fall 2011, he gave a course there on the relationship between Congress and the Supreme Court. Senator Specter wrote three memoirs: Passion for Truth (2000), Never Give In (2009), and Life Among the Cannibals (2012). His sons are Dr. Stephen Specter C’82 and Shanin Specter L’84, whose wife is Traci Pearl Specter C’84 and one of their daughters is Silvi M. Specter C’16.
Joseph W. Berninger Ch’52, Montville, Ohio, a retired instrumentation engineer; July 4.
John F. McCrea Jr. C’52, Bryn Mawr, Pa., April 6, 2011.
William J. McFetridge ME’52, York, Pa., a retired mechanical engineer; July 31. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Joan Freedman Meyer CW’52, Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Myles H. Tanenbaum W’52 L’57, Gladwyne, Pa., an emeritus trustee of the University and an emeritus overseer of the Law School; Aug. 31. Early in his career, he was a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf Block LLP and co-owner and executive vice president of Kravco, Inc., a shopping-mall developer. In 1988, he joined the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s governing board, chairing its facilities and campus-planning committee (he promoted the eastward expansion of the campus) and serving on the development committee and the investment board. He became a Law School overseer in 1985. He also served on the Athletic Advisory Board. Myles Tanenbaum was chair of the Board of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, vice chair of the Trustee Board of the Medical Center, chair of the Presbyterian Hospital Board, and a member of the Surgery Leadership Council. He received the Penn Alumni Award of Merit in 2001. A generous donor to the Law School, the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Athletics, at Wharton he helped found the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center. As chair of the Campaign for Penn Law, his contribution made possible the construction of Nicole E. Tanenbaum Hall (1993). As an undergraduate, Myles Tanenbaum was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. He served as a lieutenant in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1954. A son is Lawrence E. Tanenbaum C’89 WG’96.
Elizabeth S. Trilling CW’52, Warminster, Pa., July 10. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Jack E. Ayers C’53, Atlanta, a retired advertising and marketing consultant; Aug. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the men’s lacrosse team, and Mask & Wig. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.
W. DeWitt Bliss C’53, Baltimore, Sept. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Rhoda G. Snead Collins GEd’53, Sunrise, Fla., retired head of music at Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale; Aug. 31.
Dr. Richard A. Ern D’53, Southbury, Conn., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Scarsdale, N.Y., for over 30 years; Sept. 11.
G. Davis Greene Jr. C’53 WG’57, Philadelphia, a former Pennsylvania state treasurer; Sept. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the crew team. He served in the US Navy. His wife is Ann Norcott Greene CW’54, his sister is Margaret G. Haines CW’49, one daughter is Greene Hannah WG’82, whose son is James E. Hannah C’10.
William J. Higginson WG’53, Satellite Beach, Fla., May 8.
Dr. Norman L. Miller Gr’53, Lancaster, Pa., a retired manager at Armstrong World Industries; Aug. 24.
Dr. Constantine Z. Moraitis GM’53, Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2011.
Dr. Frederick W. Rook GM’53, Springfield, Va., a retired orthopedic surgeon; June 9.
Dr. Antonio R. Silva Jr. C’53 M’57 GM’61, San Juan, P.R., June 7.
Dr. Ellis P. Singer M’53, Edison, N.J., a retired pulmonologist; June 6. A senior attending physician at Muhlenberg Hospital, he was a clinical professor of medicine at UMDNJ, where he received an outstanding teacher of the year award in 1977. His son is Brad S. Singer WG’88.
Doris R. Walling Ed’53, Vancouver, Wash., a retired elementary school teacher; Feb. 23, 2012.
Peter J. Sena C’54, West Chester, Pa., former vice president for investor relations at GlaxoSmithKline; June 4.
Dr. Fred S. Winter GM’54, North Coventry, Pa., a retired radiologist; June 21. He developed a technique for coronary arteriography.
H. Richard Bixby L’55, Laguna Niguel, Calif.,a retired attorney who had maintained a practice there for 45 years; Sept. 19.
Robert S. Goldman W’55, Lake Worth, Fla., April 28. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the crew team.
Bernadine MacNeal HUP’55, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a retired nurse for the Philadelphia School District; Oct. 9.
Elwood W. Munz CCC’55, Raleigh, N.C., a retired real-estate marketing specialist; Sept. 2.
Kenneth C. Smith W’55, Sandwich, Mass., retired senior merchandise manager for J.C. Penney; Aug. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the football team. His wife is Patricia Parker Smith Ed’54.
Dr. Alan H. Wilde C’55, Broadview Heights, Ohio, May 25. His brother is Norman T. Wilde Jr. W’53 and his wife is Marilyn Meyer Wilde Ed’56.
Dr. Albert J. Campbell Jr. M’56, Sedalia, Mo., a retired physician who had maintained a practice there for 45 years; Oct. 9.
James A. Conlin W’56, Morristown, N.J., a retired stockbroker; Sept. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the baseball and football teams.
Dr. Victor I. Markson GM’56, Beaver Falls, Pa., a retired physician; Aug. 15. He was noted for his work in anticoagulant therapy.
Gerald M. Cope GLA’57, Philadelphia, founding partner of Cope Linder Architects, which designed the Reading Terminal Headhouse and the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing; Oct. 9.
Gaeton J. Fonzi C’57, Satellite Beach, Fla., a former investigative reporter for Philadelphia magazine and editor and part-owner of Miami magazine, who later served as a staff investigator (1975-79) for the House and Senate select committees on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, writing The Last Investigation (1993); Aug. 30. At Penn, he was an editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian and a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He had served in the US Army. His wife is Marie Jones Fonzi CW’66.
Paul H. Zuckerman W’57, New York, an attorney who had maintained a private practice there for many years; May 18.
Gerald E. Fastman W’58, Media, Pa., May 21, 2011. His sister is Cynthia Fastman Weiss CW’67.
Dr. Norman B. Johnston Gr’58, Glenside, Pa., professor emeritus of sociology at Arcadia University; Oct. 6.
Dr. Charles M. Micken GrEd’58, Downingtown, Pa., March 29, 2011.
Gordon A. Achilles C’59, Washington, a legislative attorney; Sept. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Friars, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and the men’s baseball team.
George E. Lund GEE’59, Glenmoore, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011.
Dr. Dorothy Murgatroyd Gr’59, Fort Plain, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2011.
Alan S. Witkin WG’59, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Sept. 22. His daughter is Patricia Robin Witkin C’90.
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Dr. James E. Dougherty Gr’60, Coatesville, Pa., professor emeritus of international relations and political science at St. Joseph’s University; Oct. 21.
Dorothy Scheffler Gallos Nu’60, Egg Harbor, N.J., a retired kindergarten teacher with the Cherry Hill school district for over 30 years; Sept. 26. Her daughter is Gerri L. Black CGS’79 GEd’89.
Sidney J. Heller WG’60 Boca Raton, Fla., a retired analyst with the old Lehman Brothers in New York; Aug. 17.
Dr. Robert J. Shaeffer GD’60, San Antonio, Tex., a retired oral surgeon; Dec. 7, 2011.
Dr. Howard A. Swain Jr. Gr’60, Shavertown, Pa., professor emeritus of chemistry at Wilkes University; July 11.
David Kronick WG’61, Philadelphia, Oct. 2.
Dr. Mark Pinson C’61, Philadelphia, Oct. 1. He had taught anthropology and history at Harvard University.
Dr. Fred H. Deindoerfer Gr’62, Northridge, Calif., September.
Dr. Veerasamy S. Naiken GM’62, Lansdowne, Pa., June 24, 2011.
Dorothy H. Poppert Nu’62, Glen Mills, Pa., June 14.
Walter J. Wronoski Ed’62 GEd’65, Ardmore, Pa., Sept. 21.
Charles W. Burgess Jr. GEd’63, Remsenburg, N.Y., a retired science teacher at Irvington High School in New Jersey; April 20.
Lois C. Molnar MT’63, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 1. Her sister is Sue Kruger Hanlon Ed’61, whose husband is John W. Hanlon W’60.
Lois N. Wheeler G’63, Cherry Hill, N.J., Aug. 24.
Dr. Richard J. C. Chueh GrE’64, Saratoga, Calif., Oct. 8. He had worked as a researcher and consultant in the computer industry.
Dr. George A. Layman D’64, Chambersburg, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there for many years; Oct. 8.
Kenneth B. Mark W’64, Medina, N.Y., April 10, 2011. At Penn he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the sprint football team.
Elva J. Tate Nu’64 GNu’76, Philadelphia, a retired nurse who had taught pediatric nursing at Einstein Hospital; Sept. 13.
Dr. Peter J. Gulden Jr. M’65, Winter Park, Fla., a retired physician who had maintained a practice there for many years; Aug. 28. He served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. His brother is Dr. Jan D. Gulden D’67.
Dr. Benjamin P. Seltzer C’65, Phoenix, professor of neurology and psychiatry at Tulane University and director of its Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Oct. 22. He later taught briefly at Harvard University and the University of Arizona. His sister is Dr. Marjorie Seltzer Stanek CW’67.
Sidney L. Bloom W’66, Richmond, Va., a tax lawyer; Sept. 13.
Dr. Maven J. Myers L’66, Port St. Lucie, Fla., May 6, 2011.
Robert E. Blanchard WG’67, Amsterdam, N.Y., May 22, 2011.
Dr. Robert W. Johnson D’67, Watertown, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Carthage for 33 years; Aug. 26.
Elkan M. Katz W’67 WG’68, Philadelphia, an attorney with Kohn, Swift & Graf; Oct. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. His wife is Linda Rosenblatt Katz CW’69 WG’82.
William F. Masterson WG’67, Essex, Conn., May 20.
David B. Nelson G’67, Leominster, Mass., April 18, 2011.
Margaret Franck Bickel Nu’68 GNu’80, Ardmore, Pa., a retired nurse; Sept. 2.
Dr. William W. Scott Jr. Gr’68, Aurora, Ohio, June 25.
Dr. Robert J. Sharer Gr’68, Landenberg, Pa., the Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and emeritus curator of the American section of the Penn Museum; Sept. 20. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor and assistant curator in 1972 and was appointed full professor and curator in 1984; he took the Shoemaker chair in 1995. A specialist on ancient Maya civilization, Dr. Sharer directed long-term site projects, including Chalchuapa, Quirigua, and Copan. His final reports on Quirigua and Copan were in preparation with his field collaborators and former students. He wrote or edited over 25 books and over 100 professional articles, including Daily Life in Maya Civilization (1996), Understanding Early Classic Copan (2004), and The Ancient Maya (2005, 6th edition), written with his wife and colleague Dr. Loa P. Traxler Gr’04, the Andrew W. Mellon associate deputy director of the Penn Museum. The fifth edition of his Discovering Our Past: An Introduction to Archaeology will be published this year. Dr. Sharer served on the board of the Society for American Archaeology and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of Antiquaries (UK).
Carl W. Barth GAr’69, Knoxville, Tenn., a former architect who designed solar buildings at the University of Tennessee; Sept. 9. He later co-founded a custom architectural firm.
Dr. Sezer Soylemez GCh’69 Gr’71, Atlanta, Sept. 26.
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Joseph J. Armao C’70, Belvedere Tiburon, Calif., a retired environmental-litigation partner of the law firm of Winston & Strawn; Sept. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Friars and the football team.
Col. Francis L. Eubank Jr. WG’70, Williamsburg, Va., retired director of logistics for the old Strategic Air Command; Oct. 13. He served in the Vietnam War, and was awarded many medals, including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.
Frank Himmer GEE’71, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 18, 2012. He had worked for the old Philco Ford Corp.
Dr. Stefanie A. Bergey GEd’72 Gr’76, Baltimore, a retired child psychologist in private practice; Nov. 9, 2011. She had earlier directed the pediatric-psychology training program at the University of Maryland medical school. Her husband is Dr. Gregory K. Bergey M’75, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University.
Ruth Davis SW’72, Philadelphia, July 29, 2011.
Dr. Vivian Gedaly-Duff Nu’73, Portland, Ore., a professor of nursing at Oregon Health and Science University; Sept. 6.
Walter J. Konopka W’73, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Sept. 17.
Dr. Maria Rosa Menocal CW’73 G’75 Gr’79, New Haven, Conn., a professor of Italian and a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University who served as director of the Whitney Humanities Center there; Oct. 15. She had been an assistant professor and acting director of the Center for Italian Studies at Penn (1980-86). Specializing in the interactions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Spain, she wrote The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain (2002); a public-television documentary based on it is under development. Dr. Maria Rosa Menocal co-edited The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of al-Andalus (2006). She was a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Her brother is Enrique V. Menocal W’81 and her sister is Elisa Menocal C’77.
George H. Reehl GEE’73, Philadelphia, a retired systems engineer for GE; Sept. 14.
Charles A. Burton WG’74, Wilmington, Del., a senior investment analyst with Brinker Capital; May 2011. Earlier, he had founded Philadelphia Ventures, an investment firm. His sister is Holly Burton C’76.
John K. Moore WG’74, Pisgah Forest, N.C., Aug. 26.
Kathleen Keene WG’76, Greenwich, Conn., a retired high-school mathematics teacher; Oct. 13. She had earlier been an executive with Kraft General Foods.
Warren T. Scott C’76, Chester Springs, Pa., a partner of Philadelphia Story Inc., a restaurant management firm; Oct. 2. He also owned other restaurants nearby.
Mary L. Fosnocht CGS’77, West Chester, Pa., clinical director of outpatient services for Community Services for Human Growth and Development; Oct. 9. She also maintained a private social-work practice. Her husband is Dr. Thomas A. Fosnocht D’55, her sister is Joan Lambert Carrithers CW’55, and her son is Thomas A. Fosnocht Jr. C’79.
Dr. Cesar A. Bello C’78, Evansville, Ind., Sept. 20.
Nancy Mattera Gaunt GNu’79, Deltona, Fla., a retired nurse; Aug. 16
Charles J. Stadtfeld Jr. WEv’79, Houston, May 15.
Dr. Clarke E. Williamson M’79 GM’86, Penn Valley, Pa., Oct. 8.
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Mahin Bina MT’80, Bryn Mawr, Pa., June 29.
Kevin L. James WG’83, Twickenham, London, an executive with BP; Aug. 12.
Nancy L. Funk C’84, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 6, 2011.
Louis A. Piccone C’85, Dalton, Mass., Jan. 12, 2012.
Dr. Tamara A. Hennings GCP’86 Gr’96, Los Gatos, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012.
James Patrick Scallon WG’89, San Mateo, Calif., Oct. 4.
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Edwin J. McChesney WEv’90, Moorestown, N.J., June 19.
Dr. Nalin Patel D’90, Newtown, Pa., a dentist who established the Advanced Dental Care chain, based in Fairless Hills; Oct. 8. In 2000, he and his family founded the Patel Cares Organization, which “sponsors food and clothing drives and offers free dental services to families in need.” His son is Dr. Arpan N. Patel D’04.
William Barry McRae WG’91, Birmingham, Ala., managing director at Sterne Agee; Aug. 24.
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Dr. Charles M. Levine C’00, New Haven, Conn., Aug. 20.
Stephanie R. Becker C’06, New York, a business consultant with IBM; Oct. 3. Her sister is Julie M. Becker C’12.
Jessie F. Streich-Kest C’10, Brooklyn, N.Y., a teacher at the Bushwick School for Social Justice; Oct. 29, killed by a falling tree near her home during Hurricane Sandy. Her parents are Jonathan L. Kest C’77 and Francine Streich Kest OT’77.
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Faculty and Staff
Dr. Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of physics; Aug. 8. She joined Penn in 1970 and was appointed to the tenured faculty in 1973; she was appointed emeritus in 2003. She was best known for work on energy levels of light nuclei. She was awarded the 1991 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and the 2007 National Medal of Science for her life in research and education. She was a founding member and former chair of the nuclear-physics division of the American Physical Society.
Leilee Powell Ault. See Class of 1949.
Dr. Andrew F. Brimmer, Philadelphia, former assistant professor of finance at the Wharton School (1961-66); Oct. 7. He was appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce for economic policy and then assistant secretary for economic affairs in 1963, then was appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve System in 1966, its first black member. The Tuskegee University business school is named in his honor.
Edward L. Crow. See Class of 1951.
Dr. E. Ruth B. Dunning. See Class of 1943.
James W. Gray, Philadelphia, former library assistant in the Annenberg School library; Aug. 31. He helped establish Penn’s African-American Resource Center.
Dr. Paul E. Green. See Class of 1950.
Dr. Paul Kleindorfer, Paris, the Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the Wharton School; Aug. 24. He came to Penn in 1973, joining the newly formed decision-sciences department, now the Department of Operations and Information Management. He served Wharton by two terms as department chair, vice dean of the doctoral programs, and co-director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. After retiring from Penn in 2006, he became the Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD, outside Paris. His daughter is Dr. Sonia Marie Kleindorfer C’88.
Dr. María Rosa Menocal. See Class of 1973.
Albert Richmond Morcom, retired track and field coach and supervisor of athletics; Oct. 3. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. An accomplished athlete, “Boo” was elected into seven halls of fame, was the national champion in pole vaulting, and was a member of the 1948 USA Olympic Team. After retirement, he was awarded the New Hampshire Male Athlete of the Year Trophy. His son is David Morcom C’68.
Charles Moses, Philadelphia, program coordinator in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life; Oct. 14. Larry had been involved in theater, acting in close to 150 plays and directing more than 100, including the award-winning “Purlie Victorious” for the Philadelphia Black Theater Festival.
Dr. Morton J. Schussheim, Philadelphia, professor of city planning from 1966 to 1975; Aug. 20. He had been an assistant public policy administrator for the old Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency.
Dr. Robert J. Sharer. See Class of 1968.
Hon. Arlen Specter. See Class of 1951.
Myles H. Tanenbaum. See Class of 1952.
Dr. Thomas H. Wood, Merion, Pa., professor emeritus of physics and astronomy; July 5. He was appointed professor in 1963 and became professor emeritus in 1988; he chaired the Physics Graduate Group (1971-6).
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