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1928

Anne Carabillo Andrews Ed’28 G’29, West Hartford, Conn., Aug. 27.


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1929

Dr. Amor Gosfield C’29 Gr’64, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired economist; Oct. 13. He had taught at Penn. During World War II he worked as a physicist for the U.S. Navy.

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William T. Golden C’30 Hon’79, New York, an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences; Oct. 7. He served on the board for 30 years, beginning in 1976. He had also served on the biology advisory board. Along with the honorary doctorate he received from the University in 1979, the School of Arts of Sciences presented him with the 1996-97 Distinguished Alumni Award. An investment banker and major philanthropist to numerous organizations, he served as special consultant to President Harry Truman, 1950-51, reviewing the organization of the government’s military-scientific activities. His recommendations led to the creation of the President’s Science Advisory Committee and of the position of Science Advisor to the President; he also advised on the founding of the National Science Foundation. During World War II he helped develop war plans in the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance in Washington.

1931

Arthur Ross W’31 Hon’92, New York, an investment manager and benefactor of the University’s Arthur Ross Gallery in the Fisher Fine Arts Building; Sept. 10. He began his career at Sutro Brothers & Co., a Wall Street broker, in 1932, and in 1938 moved to the Central National Corp., the investment-banding subsidiary of Gottesman & Co. He became vice chair of the parent company, now called Central-National Gottesman, Inc., in 1974. The Arthur Ross Gallery opened in 1983, following a loan to Penn of original Goya prints from the Arthur Ross Foundation; in 2006 the gallery again showcased his Goya prints with his commentary (see “Goya Again at the Arthur Ross Gallery,” Nov./Dec. 2006. www.upenn.edu/gazette/1106/arts01.html). His many contributions outside of Penn include the Arthur Ross Pinetum in New York’s Central Park, a conifer arboretum at the New York Botanical Garden, a greenhouse at Barnard College, and a gallery at the architectural school of Columbia University. Also involved in international affairs, he served on various delegations to the United Nations. During World War II he was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and spent several years in Panama and Ecuador. One of his sons is Alfred F. Ross C’69.


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1932

Leonard H. Snyder Ed’32 G’49, Auburn, Wash., June 5.

Bernard L. Subin W’32, Haverford, Pa., June 7.


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1934

Walter T. Bitting W’34, Williamsburg, Va., July 1, 2006.

Thomas F. Cadwalader Jr. C’34, Baltimore, an agent with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., until his retirement in 1972; Sept. 17. At Penn he was a member of the lacrosse team. During World War II Thomas served with the U.S. Army’s 110th Field Artillery Battalion of the 29th Division in Europe. He was wounded on D-Day, while serving as an artillery liaison officer with the second battalion of the 115th Infantry, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Esther Packman Davis Ed’34, Chevy Chase, Md., Sept. 6.

Ephraim Glass C’34, Philadelphia, Dec. 17, 2006. His sons are Alan Glass C’68 and Dr. Joel Glass M’68 GM’72, whose wife is Ellen Bloom Glass CW’70.

Abraham L. Gleason W’34, Gerry, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2006.

Samuel J. Landis C’34, Glenside, Pa., Oct. 26, 2006.

Maurice Laub CE’34, Horsham, Pa., a retired civil engineer; Oct. 3. He, his father, and brothers co-founded Laub Construction Co. in 1938. Until retiring in 1974, he was chief engineer on projects for the U.S. military, the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Delaware River Port Authority. He spearheaded the 70th Reunion of the Class of 1934 and served as parade marshal.

Stanley M. Rubens W’34, Hillsdale, N.J., May 17, 2006.

Melvin Weisberg W’34, Baltimore, May 1.


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1935

Elizabeth R. Barker G’35, Norristown, Pa., Dec. 23, 2006.

David A. Horn C’35, Gladwyne, Pa., April 18.

Edward T. Richardson GEd’35, Springfield, Pa., principal of the former Woodland Avenue School, renamed the E.T. Richardson Middle School at his retirement in 1976; Oct. 3. During World War II he was a pre-flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Force.


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1936

Dr. Mortimer B. Hermel C’36, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a professor of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University from 1963 until his retirement in 1976; Sept. 22. During World War II he had served as a medical officer in the Pacific.

Elvina Castle O’Hare Ed’36 GEd’37, Washington, Jan. 25, 2007.


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1937

John P. C. Ludlow C’37, Coatesville, Pa., Oct. 25.

John M. Parker Jr. W’37, West Yarmouth, Mass., Aug. 21.


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1938

Dr. Helen Aff-Drum CCC’38 GM’38, St. Louis, associate professor emerita of pediatrics at Washington University; Sept. 11.

Dr. Edgar S. Baum C’38 M’42, Portland, Ore., Sept. 5, 2006.

Col. John P. Bloom W’38, Ft. Worth, Tex., Feb. 6, 2007.

John Y. Burgess Jr. W’38, Camden, Maine, vice president for sales, distribution, and marketing at RCA, until his retirement in 1978; June 10. During World War II he was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

James H. Cogshall ChE’38, Doylestown, Pa., June 20.

William D. Ellis Ed’38 GEd’51, Elon, N.C., a retired teacher at Burlington Day School; May 8.

Hyman S. Glass W’38, Needham, Mass., Oct. 28, 2006.

Herbert F. Hass W’38, Bend, Ore., July 12, 2006.

Dr. Arthur Kahn C’38 G’41, Annapolis, Md., April 18, 2006.

Sidney R. Mishcon C’38, Great Barrington, Mass., Feb. 22, 2006.

Dr. Paul M. Mitchell C’38 GM’57, Yardley, Pa., Oct. 17.

May H. Oshiver CW’38, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 2007.

Sam Houston Strohm W’38, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Dec. 9, 2006.


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1939

Dr. Sheldon M. Caplan C’39, New Bedford, Mass., a physician who had maintained a practice from 1947 until his retirement in 2007; Sept. 22. During World War II he was a doctor in the U.S. Navy.

Meyer S. Gertman W’39, Boca Raton, Fla., May 21.

William S. Smith W’39, Sanbornville, N.H., Sept. 11.


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1940

Janet Steinbach Botto Ed’40, Fair Haven, N.J., May 27.

Mary Smawley Jones WEF’40, Edwardsville, Pa., Sept. 4. She had worked for over 30 years with the old First Eastern Bank.

William R. Orlandi L’40, Sun City Center, Fla., March 22, 2006.

Dr. Robert Unger D’40, Victoria, B.C., a reconstructive dentist who had maintained a practice in New York state and then in British Columbia; Oct. 12. During World War II he was a lieutenant commander for the U.S. Navy, in Newfoundland.


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1941

Dr. David J. Baraban C’41, Chestnut Hill, Mass., March 17, 2007.

Miriam H. Crouthamel Ed’41, Telford, Pa., June 14, 2006.

Rhoda Barry Jenkins Ar’41, Greenwich, Conn., a retired architect and social activist; Aug. 25. She had won the Rome Collaborative Prize while at Penn.

Harold D. Lurie W’41, Owings Mills, Md., Jan. 11, 2007.

Dr. Joseph Z. Matt Ch’41, Bettendorf, Iowa, a retired research chemist in the Chicago area; Aug. 13. All of his siblings were Penn graduates, including twin sisters Beulah Matt Bleiberg CW’45 and Zeldah Matt Wean CW’45; his brothers, J. Lenard Matt C’36 and Rabbi Hershel Matt C’43, are deceased.

William H. Miller W’41, Hanover, N.H., Sept. 4.

Dr. Levon D. Yazujian C’41 GM’46, New Hope, Pa., March 3, 2007.


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1942

Mary R. Fischer GEd’42, Flourtown, Pa., March 1, 2007.

J. Arnett Frisby Jr. WG’42, Annandale, Va., a retired management analyst for the federal government; Sept. 11.

Bernice Goldring Hanno CW’42, Tampa, Fla., a retired attorney who had practiced law in Philadelphia and the U.S. Virgin Islands; June 6. Her daughter is Dr. Ruth Hanno M’76.

June Flowers High CW’42, Bridgeport, W.V., Aug. 13.

Joseph V. Noble C’42, New York, a former director of the Museum of the City of New York; Sept. 22. Earlier he had been vice director of operations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where, during his tenure, he exposed three supposedly Etruscan sculptures as 20th-century forgeries. An expert on ancient ceramics, he wrote The Techniques of Painted Attic Pottery. During World War II he served in the camera branch of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Dr. Francis R. Souder C’42, Harleysville, Pa., a family physician who had maintained a practice in Telford for more than 40 years; Oct. 17. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and returned to the Navy as a medical officer in the Korean War.


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1943

John J. Deisher W’43, Dallas, Tex., March 8, 2006.

Dr. David Feiner D’43, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; Oct. 1. During World War II he served in Egypt with the U.S. Army Dental Corps.

Robert M. Garrett W’43, Omaha, Neb., March 20.

Robert F. Hays W’43, Ocean City, N.J., a former golf coach at Penn; Oct. 2. At Penn he was captain of the golf team and served as the golf coach for 30 years. He was president and general manager of Kimberton (Pa.) Golf Club for 46 years, until his retirement in 1987. He was inducted into Penn’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. During World War II he served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Coast Guard.

Elizabeth G. Jackle Ed’43, Westminster, Md., Jan. 22, 2007.

Willis M. Mohn W’43, Chadds Ford, Pa., April 14, 2007.

Dr. John G. Redline C’43, Parish, Fla., April 28, 2006.

William L. White W’43, Tavernier, Fla., July 6.

Dr. Robert F. Wortmann M’43, Hilton Head Island, S.C., Aug. 21.

Joseph D. Zaharko C’43, Wilmington, Del., a market research specialist with the DuPont Corp., until his retirement in 1976; Oct. 19, 2003. A racquet-sports champion, he had taught badminton and tennis at Penn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps.


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1944

Trudell Green Brown L’44, Tiverton, R.I., an attorney who later worked as a school librarian; Sept. 27.

Alice Wilkinson Donner Ed’44, Jenkintown, Pa., retired senior social worker at Abington Memorial Hospital; Sept. 19. Her husband, Dr. William T. Donner C’43 M’45 GM’49, died in 2001. Two of her daughters are Dr. Marda E. Donner M’80 and Mary Alice Donner C’79; her son is Dr. William W. Donner Gr’85.

Adolph Kurtzman W’44, Wynnewood, Pa., Aug. 12.


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1945

Dr. Harry H. Brunt Jr. M’45, Hockessin, Del., Jan. 6, 2007.

Dr. Stanley J. Milstone C’45, Brookings, Ore., a psychiatrist for 30 years in San Jose, Calif., and the program chief for San Jose Community Mental Health; April 5, 2007.

George E. Williams GEd’45, Ocean City, N.J., retired vice-principal in the Philadelphia School District, having served at Dobbins, Mastbaum, and Bok Vocational-Technical Schools; Oct. 8. His son is Robert Williams C’70 GEd’70 and his granddaughters are Dr. Shauna Williams C’98, Erin Williams Oldt SW’01, and Karen Williams GEd’03.


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1946

G. John DiLello Ed’46 GEd’52, Wilmington, Del., Feb. 18, 2007.

Dr. Walter E. Meyerhof Gr’46, Menlo Park, Calif., emeritus professor of physics at Stanford University, where he had taught for 43 years; May 27, 2006.

Dr. Benjamin Rigberg Gr’46, Washington, Jan. 24, 2007. He had served on the faculty of Monmouth University in New Jersey.

George S. Rothenberg GME’46, East Meadow, N.Y., July 11.

Jessica Matthews Skelton CW’46, Wilmington, N.C., May 25.

Joan K. Vogt CW’46, Lock Haven, Pa., a retired librarian at Lock Haven State College; Aug. 20.


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1947

Dr. Robert H. Bates Gr’47, Exeter, N.H., a retired English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy from 1939 until 1976; Sept. 13. His father, Dr. William N. Bates, head of Classics at Penn, gave the Palestra its name. He was the first director of the Peace Corps in Nepal. A noted mountaineer, in 1985, at age 74, he helped lead a joint Chinese-American climbing expedition to Ulugh Muztagh, a previously unclimbed peak in remote south-central China, which he recounted in his 1994 autobiography, The Love of Mountains Is Best.

Dr. John C. Cwik C’47, Stone Harbor, N.J., chair of anesthesiology at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., until his retirement in 1984; May 23. At Penn he lettered in baseball in 1945.

Irving E. Gaskill G’47, Leesburg, Va., retired director of FEMA’s Mathematics and Computation Laboratory; March 9, 2006.

Fred R. Gluckman W’47, New Haven, Conn., Aug. 21.

Joan Fernley McCracken CW’47, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Aug. 30.

Rev. Frederick A. Schutz W’47, Glenside, Pa., a Presbyterian minister who had served as chaplain of the Masonic Home in Warminster; Oct. 19.


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1948

C. Hilyard Barr Jr. C’48, La Canada Flintridge, Calif., Sept. 4. At Penn he was a member of the football team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In 1948 he joined his father in the family pharmaceutical business, in which he worked until it was sold in 1968.

Thomas P. Delehanty W’48, Woodland Hills, Calif., Aug. 11.

Lois Bye Funderburg CW’48, Gladwyne, Pa., a devoted promoter of West Philadelphia, who helped coin the name University City; Aug. 15. She was an early resident of the Friendship Cooperative, a multicultural community. She was a co-founder of the Powelton Village Development Association as well as of the real-estate firm, Urban Developers, which she and her second husband, the late G. Newton Funderburg W’57, operated for 30 years (See “Obituaries,” March/April 2007, www.upenn.edu/gazette/0307/obits.html) She also devoted herself to the West Philadelphia Partnership, the University City Historical Society, and the University City Arts League. From 1986 to 1996 the Funderburg Information Center operated at 34th and Walnut streets to introduce visitors to the Penn campus. Two of her stepdaughters are Diane Funderburg GEd’95 and Margaret A. Funderburg GEd’00.

Ruth Moser Glaser GEd’48, Lansdale, Pa., retired guidance counselor at Upper Moreland High School; Aug. 8.

James L. O’Brien WG’48, Winston Salem, N.C., July 27. He worked for the U.S. Census Bureau from 1964 until his retirement in 1990. Earlier he had worked for the Foreign Service, with postings to Cairo and Istanbul.

Dr. Sanford S. Scheingold GD’48, Cincinnati, May 19.


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1949

Dr. Carroll F. Burgoon GM’49, Chester Springs, Pa., retired professor of dermatology at Temple University; Sept. 28.

Dr. Donald C. Carlton M’49, Canadensis, Pa., Sept. 24, 2006.

Dr. William D. Cooke Gr’49, Ithaca, N.Y., emeritus professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University; Sept. 20. He had also served as dean of its graduate school and vice president for research and advanced studies.

Mary G. Cordova Ed’49 GEd’50, Lansdale, Pa., Sept. 26.

C. Edwin Drumheller W’49, Asheville, N.C., a retired IT executive for IBM, Merck, and CBS; Aug. 30. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific and New Guinea. His son is Robert Drumheller C’73 and his grandson is Byron Drumheller C’06.

Mitchell F. Hall Jr. ME’49, Birmingham, Ala., a retired branch manager with Honeywell Corp.; Aug. 23. At Penn he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, junior varsity crew, and Hexagon, the honorary engineering fraternity. During World War II he had served in Italy with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Dr. William R. Hingston G’49 Gr’62, Doylestown, Pa., retired superintendent of the Central Bucks School District; Sept. 3. During World War II he had served in the U.S. Army Infantry in France and Germany. One of his daughters is Dr. Nancy B. Hingston CW’75.

Dr. Richard C. Long GM’49, Wynnewood, Pa., June 1, 2006.

Dr. Joseph G. Ruhe M’49, Elizabeth, Pa., March 17, 2007.

Dr. Clyde E. Rush GM’49, Amarillo, Tex., May.

Dr. Ralph Schlaeger GM’49, Scarsdale, N.Y., emeritus professor of clinical radiology at Columbia University; March 13. He had served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

William G. Sollott W’49, Bethesda, Md., May 31.


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1950

Dr. L. Bowman Banford Jr. D’50, Hampton, Conn., March 18, 2007.

Carl E. Shaffer W’50, Taylorsville, Md., Sept. 1. He had worked in the aerospace components division of the old Thiokol Corp.

Dr. Thomas E. Shipley Jr. C’50 Gr’56, Narberth, Pa., June 5.


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1951

Abraham Atkin W’51, Springfield, N.J., June 21.

Dr. Isadore Brodsky C’51 M’55, Narberth, Pa., retired chief of hematology and oncology and medical director of the Isadore Brodsky Institute for Blood Diseases and Cancer at Drexel University; Oct. 6. He had performed the first stem-cell transplant in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. Charles P. Cressman GrEd’51, Union Hall, Va., May 18, 2006.

Dr. Robert W. Datesman M’51, Linwood, N.J., retired chief of internal medicine and cardiology at Atlantic City Medical Center and Shore Memorial Hospital; Sept. 7.

Dr. Ruth Abrams Dillard M’51, College Station, Tex., Aug. 10.

Dr. Joseph M. Hopen GM’51, Hollywood, Fla., Feb. 20, 2007.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Lawder GrS’51, Richmond, Va., July 12.

Urial H. Leach Jr. WG’51, Seaford, Del., Dec. 1, 2006.

Dr. Eugene C. McCann GM’51, Norwell, Mass., March 1, 2007.

Dr. David G. Ostrolenk C’51 M’55, New York, a retired radiologist; Sept. 27.

Dr. Luther H. Parr GM’51, Houston, Tex., May 5, 2006.


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1952

Dr. Robert M. Bongberg D’52, Shafter, Calif., a retired dentist; Sept. 25.

Dr. Carl H. Delacato GrEd’52, Lafayette Hill, Pa., an educator who worked with children with learning disabilities and brain injuries; April 15, 2007. He wrote The Ultimate Stranger: The Autistic Child.

Dr. Carver C. Dumke D’52, Punta Gorda, Fla., July 8, 2006.


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1953

Donald J. Beavers WEv’53, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired purchasing agent; Oct. 19. As a sergeant in the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, he participated in the invasions of North Africa and Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and the invasion of Berlin. He received a Bronze Star with one oak-leaf cluster and the Belgium Croix de Guerre.

Dr. F. Wilson Daily GM’53, Savannah, Ga., Feb. 22, 2007.

William H. Fissell W’53, Bedford, N.Y., July 8.

Dr. Fred Haber GEE’53 GrE’60, Yarmouth, Maine, emeritus professor of electrical engineering at the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science; Sept. 20. During his tenure at Penn, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988, his research included projects for the U.S. Army, Navy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its space-communications systems. He also worked with the Philadelphia Police Department to improve its communications systems.

Mayer Mitchell W’53, Mobile, Ala., a former real-estate developer and benefactor to the University of South Alabama; Sept. 26. At Penn he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society. Known as “Bubba,” he and his brother, Abraham A. Mitchell W’56, founded the Mitchell Company, a residential and commercial real-estate development firm, in the 1950s, which became one of the largest in the Southeast during the nearly three decades of their ownership. As a philanthropist, he and his wife, Arlene Mitchell Ed’56, donated over $36 million to the University of South Alabama, including $22 million for the Mitchell Cancer Institute. He was emeritus chair pro tempore of that university’s trustees board, on which he had served since 1975. And he was also an ardent supporter and advocate of Jewish causes and organizations. During the Korean War he was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, earning a commendation ribbon with medal pendant for meritorious service.

June Kempf Otis NTS’53 Nu’53, Greentown, Pa., Jan. 30, 2007.


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1954

Dr. Jerome I. Brody GM’54, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., retired professor of medicine at the old Medical College of Pennsylvania for almost 30 years; Sept. 20. Previously he was an associate professor at Penn’s School of Medicine.


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1955

Howard Gittis W’55 L’58, New York, vice chair of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., in New York, and emeritus overseer of the Law School; Sept. 16. He had a long history of supporting the Law School and the University, including serving on Penn Law’s board of overseers from 1985 to 2003. In 1991 he provided funding for the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies to house the clinical-education programs. In 2004, Gittis Hall was named in his honor. He said in an interview that year, “Penn Law has been the engine driving my career. It has meant everything to me.” Before joining MacAndrews & Forbes in 1985, he was a senior partner with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia, where he chaired the executive committee for three terms. In 1985 the National Law Journal listed him among the top 100 attorneys in America. Ronald O. Perelman W’64 WG’66, the current chair and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes, called him, “my closest friend and most trusted adviser. He was a man of great wisdom, integrity, and humanity.” Howard Gittis also served on the trustees board of Temple University for 31 years, chairing it for five. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Penn Law School Distinguished Service Award, the Temple University Russel H. Conwell Founders Award, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award. And he was owner of Amece restaurant in Palm Beach, Fla. Last year he was financial chair of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in New York. Remembered as a man of vision and compassion, “He believed that if your path crossed his, he had to help you,” recalled Mark A. Aronchick C’71, a former associate at Wolf Block. Howard’s sister is Lenore Gittis CW’57. Three of his daughters are Caroline Gittis Werther C’83 L’86, Marjie A. Gittis Katz GEd’90, and Hope Gittis Sheft C’86, whose husband is Robert Sheft W’83.

Dr. Jacob Harris C’55 D’58 GD’60, Chevy Chase, Md., an orthodontist who had maintained a practice in the Washington area for 34 years; Aug. 14. An advocate of early orthodontics for children, he had put braces on Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter. He also conducted research on treating of cleft palates. One of his sons is Joshua J. Harris W’86.

Robert W. Ingram WG’55, Pittsburgh, July 30.

Robert C. Mindell W’55, West Hartford, Conn., a hardware distributor in Connecticut for 56 years; Sept. 15. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Penn Tones, an a capella singing group.

Dr. Nicholas H. Nauert Jr. GM’55, Houston, Tex., Oct. 7, 2006.

Dr. Donald N. Shapiro GD’55, West Bloomfield, Minn., Dec. 11, 2006.


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1956

Beatrice T. Greene Nu’56, Philadelphia, April 9.

Elizabeth Hannan Maguire OT’56, Wayne, Pa., Oct. 15.

Dr. John A. Warden GM’56, Alburg, Vt., Sept. 2.

Dr. E. Joseph Wheeler Jr. WG’56, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., June 6.

1958

Richard G. Churchfield C’58, Easley, S.C., Jan. 5, 2007.

Dr. Stephen J. Lewis M’58, Wyoming, Ohio, a cardiologist; Aug. 30.

Peter N. Prior WG’58, Marlborough, Conn., the retired senior vice president of Hartford National Bank; March 26, 2007.


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1959

John F. Connolly W’59, Sandy, Utah, an early specialist in computer applications for telecommunications and the founder of Mentor Systems; Sept. 16. He crewed at Penn.

Dr. Marvin A. Norcross V’59 Gr’66, Germantown, Md., deputy administrator of science and technology for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, until his retirement in 1996; Sept. 11. He was the first full-time U.S. coordinator for Codex Alimentarius, the international organization that develops food standards and guidelines.

Patricia J. Powers Nu’59, Collingswood, N.J., Aug. 21, 2006.

Jane Almy Scott WG’59, Summerland Key, Fla., a former computer consultant for IBM Corp. in Philadelphia and Washington and the head of Scott Management Inc.; Sept. 1.


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1960

Jack E. Hunter Jr. W’60, Philadelphia, a certified public accountant with Howe, Keller & Hunter, until his retirement in 2006; Aug. 13. An expert on state and local taxes, he was the representative of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on the advisory committee of the Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission, and a member of the Mayor’s Select Committee for Tax Reform. A Quaker, he collaborated with his wife, Mary Anne Knight Hunter CW’58 G’86, on many civic projects, including the restoration of the Fairhill Burial Ground. During the 1950s he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps. His father was Jack E. Hunter W’31; his daughter is Anne Hunter C’86.

Arnold H. Rosenberg L’60, West Palm Beach, Fla., a former partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Charen, Palitz & Rosenberg; Sept. 12. Later, in San Francisco, he launched Rosenberg’s Apple Pies, supplying gourmet stores and restaurants.

Harry F. Wright Jr. WEv’60, Crownsville, Md., chief financial officer of the former Maryland National Bank, where he had worked from 1963 until his retirement in 1989; June 30, 2006. He was also a founder of MBNA’s credit card business.


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1961

Edward M. Coplon Ar’61, New York, an award-winning architect; June 19. An avid runner, he was a former president of the Central Park Track Club. His sons are Benjamin Coplon C’97 and Jonathan Coplon C’06.

Seiko Ota Murase SW’61, San Francisco, a retired child-welfare worker at the San Francisco Department of Social Services for 18 years, until her retirement; Oct. 1.

Dr. J. William Rosenthal GM’61, New Orleans, June 28.


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1962

Robert L. Hill GCP’62, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a former assistant city planner for Philadelphia and then chief city planner for Richmond, Va.; Sept. 11.


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1963

Solange Soubieille Du Boff G’63, Haverford, Pa., a teacher of French and Spanish at Episcopal Academy for 26 years; Oct. 6. Her husband is Dr. Richard Du Boff Gr’64.

Dr. Saul H. Herman D’63, Boca Raton, Fla., Sept. 6.

Anne Gallagher Mazor Nu’63, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Aug. 14. Her husband, Jerome A. Mazor C’42, died on Nov. 7, 2002.


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1964

Dr. Christopher E. Hetzel WG’64 Gr’73, Lake Bluff, Ill., a membership manager for Lions Clubs International; Nov. 9, 2006.

Dr. Bruce S. Keenan M’64, Asheville, N.C., a retired professor of pediatric endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex.; Aug. 17.

Ann Hutchinson St. Genis CW’64, Dover, N.J., a high-school English teacher; June 13, 2006.


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1965

Josephine Ann Demby GEd’65, Philadelphia, a teacher for 30 years at the Walter G. Smith School; Sept. 14.

Dr. Elihu D. Grossman Gr’65, Narberth, Pa., emeritus professor of chemical engineering at Drexel University; Oct. 7.

Keith S. Lowry GEd’65, East Millinocket, Maine, July 25.

James O. Robbins C’65, Westport, Mass., the retired president and CEO of Cox Communications; Oct. 10. During the Vietnam War, he had served with the U.S. Navy.


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1966

Margaret M. Banes G’66, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a retired English teacher in Philadelphia; Sept. 18.

Dr. Ambrose Davis C’66 G’68 GrEd’82, Philadelphia, retired director of international recruitment development in the Admissions Office at the University; Sept. 30. He began his career at Penn in 1969, as an office manager in the men’s dormitories department. Later he joined Admissions, where he first served as director of international programs until 1983; he retired in 2001. Known for his efforts to encourage international students to attend Penn and make them feel at home, he and his wife, Najma Alam Davis GrS’78, often opened their house to students. His daughter is Kaya E. Davis C’99.

Kenneth R. Kaye W’66, Mountain View, Calif., an attorney who had maintained a practice in Los Altos for 35 years; Sept. 15.

Jason Ingram Roth W’66, Brisbane, Australia, an actor and director in Australia for more than 30 years; Sept. 11. He and his life partner, Kurt Lerps C’63, acted in and directed numerous local productions. Last year Jason wrote and produced Auf Wiedersehen, based on the writings of Brecht.


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1967

Robert E. Fullen GNu’67, Elma, Wash., July 17.

James J. McElhare WEv’67, Philadelphia, Aug. 30.

Arthur W. Price W’67, Longmeadow, Mass., an attorney who had practiced law in Springfield for 37 years; June 22.


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1968

Judith Zimmerman Gill Nu’68, Havertown, Pa., a pediatric nurse who specialized in ventilator-dependent children; Sept. 13.


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1969

Dr. Richard D. Ewell D’69 GD’75, State College, Pa., a retired oral surgeon; July 14.

William C. Hurtt Jr. WG’69, Vero Beach, Fla., director of TGC Industries, Inc. and Supreme Industries, Inc.; April 25. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

George L. James III EE’69 WG’77, Princeton, N.J., a retired executive who had held management positions at Scott Paper Co., BetzDearborn Inc., and AmeriSource Health Corp.; Aug. 24. His longtime interest in the Walnut Street Theatre, which stemmed from his days at Penn, led him to join the theater’s board and chair its finance committee. His wife is Jane McCallister James CW’74 WG’76.

Herbert M. Muschamp C’69, New York, the architecture critic for The New York Times from 1992 to 2004; Oct. 2. While at Penn he met Andy Warhol, and then left to become part of Warhol’s Factory world in New York. Later he taught at the Parsons School of Design, eventually becoming director of its graduate program in architecture and design criticism. He was architecture critic for The New Republic from 1987 until accepting the Times position. In 2004 he surrendered the critic’s post and began writing a column called “Icons” for the paper’s T Style magazine.

Dr. Isaac Willis GM’69, Atlanta, Aug. 7.


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1970

Dr. Alan E. Beer GM’70, Los Gatos, Calif., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; May 1, 2006.

Dr. Charles S. Owen Gr’70, Swarthmore, Pa., head of the science program at the Shipley School; Sept. 5. Earlier he had taught at Penn and Thomas Jefferson University. His wife is Dr. Judith A. Owen Gr’78 and his daughter is Patricia M. McCartney Nu’05 GNu’09.

Dr. Elizabeth M. Smith Nu’70, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., a retired clinical psychologist with the Orange County Health Department; Aug. 13.


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1971

William M. Rosen C’71, Omaha, Neb., a wine expert who operated the wine and spirits department at Louis Market and then at Hy-Vee Market; July 21.


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1973

Dr. Mark A. Bronstein V’73, Ardmore, Pa., a veterinarian who had maintained a practice on the Main Line for more than 30 years; Oct. 16.

Dr. Mary Lalande Drumm GrEd’73, Immaculata, Pa., emerita chair and professor of education at Immaculata University; Oct. 18.


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1974

Joseph S. Byorick W’74, Wapwallopen, Pa., May 2.

Janis Mones Gillham CW’74, Newtonville, Mass., director of interior architecture at CBT in Boston; Sept. 19. In 2002 she founded Share the Bounty, an organization for saving family farms while feeding needy local families with farm-fresh food.

Sharon L. Glosser CW’74 WG’77, Philadelphia, Aug. 12.

Dr. Mary H. Turner GrEd’74, Charleston, S.C., Oct. 16.

 1978

Dr. Jacob Perez Gr’78, Silver Spring, Md., Dec. 28, 2006.


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1980

Janie L. Harris G’80, Ithaca, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2006.

Dr. Lenore H. Kurlowicz Nu’80 GNu’83 Gr’95, Philadelphia, associate professor of gero-psychiatric nursing at the University; Sept. 21. She was appointed assistant professor in 1997 and associate professor in 2007. Her research and teaching focused on depression and other cognitive-status changes in older adults.

Alice R. Stroud GEd’80, Devon, Pa., associate rector at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Sugartown; Sept. 16. She also served as a chaplain for Graterford Prison, and as staff chaplain at Wilmington Hospital in Delaware.


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1983

Warren F. Stewart C’83, Levittown, Pa., Aug. 17.


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1984

James L. Morris ChE’84, New York, Oct. 26.


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1985

Angus M. Duncan WG’85, Rye, N.Y., Aug. 18.


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1989

Joseph Rink GEd’89, Apopka, Fla., Sept. 27.


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1990

Wendy LaRossa Ciatto C’90, St. Davids, Pa., a partner in the Ashton-Whyte Bed and Bath store in Wayne; Sept. 14. At Penn she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.


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Faculty and Staff

Dr. John E. Biaglow, Sicklerville, Pa., professor of radiation oncology; Sept. 14. He had taught, and performed groundbreaking research, at Case Western Reserve from 1963 until 1984, when he joined Penn. He was also director of the research division of radiation oncology (until 2005) and a professor of biochemistry and biophysics. He directed the tumor-metabolism program at the Abramson Cancer Center (1987-1996). Dr. Biaglow was instrumental in the adoption of “biochemical thinking” by the Radiation Research Society, and was particularly known for his understanding of the role of thiols with radiation and cytotoxins. “His multicolored slides, including dozens of biochemical pathways, served as a constant reminder of the details that most of us were missing,” said his colleague, Dr. Sydney M. Evans V’77 G’86, professor of radiation oncology. Dr. Biaglow also held the position of counselor in the Radiation Research Society and the International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue. He served on the NIH radiation-oncology study section (1991-1995). And he was a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical corporations. One of his sons is Dr. Andrew I. Biaglow GEng’90 Gr’93.

Dr. Jerome I. Brody. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Ambrose Davis. See Class of 1966.

Dr. Abraham Edel, New York, research professor emeritus of philosophy; June 22. He had taught from 1974 until his retirement on Dec. 6, 2001, his 93rd birthday. He wrote Critique of Applied Ethics: Reflections and Recommendations (1994), The Struggle for Academic Democracy: Lessons from the 1938 “Revolution” in New York’s City Colleges (1990), Ethical Theory & Social Change: The Evolution of John Dewey’s Ethics, 1908-1932 (2001).

Lois Ginsberg, Philadelphia, retired associate director of the Organizational Dynamics Graduate Group; June 15. Coming to Penn in 1977, she worked on a number of studies before becoming associate director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, where she spent much of the 1980s. Her late husband, Dr. Ralph Ginsberg, a professor in the Graduate School of Education, was at Penn from 1964 until his death in 1999. Their children are Marjorie A. Ginsberg C’84, Geoffrey E. Ginsberg C’91, and Dr. Alice E. Ginsberg Gr’99. The Lois Ginsberg Memorial Scholarship was established for a student from an African nation to attend the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.

Dr. Allan A. Glatthorn, Washington, N.C., emeritus professor of education; Sept. 5. He had joined the faculty in 1972; he retired in 1987. He later taught at East Carolina University, from which he retired in 2003.

Dr. Amor Gosfield. See Class of 1929.

Dr. Fred Haber. See Class of 1953.

Dr. Lenore H. Kurlowicz. See Class of 1980.

Dr. Herbert R. Northrup, Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of management at the Wharton School; Oct. 22. He served on Penn’s faculty from 1961 until his retirement in 1988. He was a former chair of the industrial-research unit. In the 1960s, while chair of the industry department at Wharton, he edited The Negro and Employment Opportunity, which concluded that economics, not civil rights, was the chief factor underlying racial tension in America. He wrote or co-wrote 35 books, including the seminal textbook The Economics of Labor Relations, and had recently completed a book on labor relations in the construction industry. He had served as an adviser to secretaries of labor during the Nixon and the Reagan administrations. Dr. Northrup was also a successful fundraiser for the Wharton School, and himself funded scholarships for graduate students. Before coming to Penn he had been an assistant professor at Columbia University and then worked in private industry. He had been a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies. During World War II he was an economist with the War Labor Board. His sons are Jonathan P. Northrup WG’76, James P. Northrup C’69 WG’76, and David O. Northrup WG’83.

Dr. Burton Paul, Princeton, N.J., emeritus chair and professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Oct. 19. He began his academic career in 1958 as an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. He then served as chief of solid-mechanics research at Ingersoll-Rand Research Center, prior to joining Penn’s faculty in 1969 as a full professor. In 1982 he was appointed the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering, the oldest scholarly chair at the University. Dr. Paul had held a secondary appointment in computer and information science; he retired in 1996. A pioneer during the 1970s in applying computer-aided techniques to the analysis and design of mechanisms and machines, he made important contributions to the design of high-speed rail systems. Known for the talent of reducing complex concepts to the basic principles, he wrote more than 100 scientific papers and a textbook for undergraduate students, Kinematics and Dynamics of Planar Machinery, in which he incorporated principles of analytical mechanics typically taught in graduate-level courses. His sons are Jordan C. Paul W’83 L’90, who established the Professor Burton Paul Endowed Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering in his honor in 2006, and Douglas D. Paul EAS’86.

Dr. Henry Wells, Chestnut Hill, Pa., emeritus professor of political science; Oct. 1. He taught Latin American politics and Inter-American relations from 1956 until his retirement in 1986. He chaired the graduate program in international relations, 1970-73. Long interested in the democratic process in Latin America, he had helped draft Puerto Rico’s first constitution earlier in his career. On behalf of the Organization of American States, he advised the Dominican Republic on election law and procedure and received an Order of Merit for his work. Fluent in Spanish, he traveled widely in Latin America and served as an OAS election observer in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Honduras, and Nicaragua. He wrote The Modernization of Puerto Rico: A Political Study of Changing Values and Institutions (1969).


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