1933

Edna Katzen Lerner Epstein Ed’33, Philadelphia, retired social worker for the Philadelphia School District; Oct. 14.

1935

Dr. Britton Chance Ch’35 Gr’40 Hon’85, Philadelphia, the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics; Nov. 16. A pioneer in biochemistry and biophysics for more than 50 years, he was a world leader in transforming theoretical science into useful biomedical and clinical applications. He was also a world-class yachtsman who won a gold medal for sailing (5.5-meter yacht class) at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. As a teenager he devised and patented an automatic steering mechanism for ships. While a graduate student at Penn, he invented a tool for measuring chemical reactions involving enzymes, which led to the establishment of a fundamental principle of enzyme kinetics. Dr. Chance’s later work, in magnetic-resonance spectroscopy and near-infrared optics, aided in the development of techniques to detect breast cancer and muscle tumors, and to assess cognitive brain function. During World War II he worked on microwave radar at the MIT Radiation Laboratory. After earning a second doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1942, Dr. Chance became a fellow in Penn’s Eldridge Reeves Johnson Foundation for Research in Medical Physics, where he worked on enzyme kinetics. In 1949, while professor and chair of biophysics and physical biochemistry at the University, he also was appointed director of the Johnson Foundation, a position he held until 1983. In 1964 he was named the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Professor. During the 1990s he was director of the Institute for Biophysical and Biomedical Research, part of the University City Science Center; and in 1998, he became president of the Medical Diagnostic Research Foundation. Dr. Chance’s research was continually funded for 70 years, and six of his papers reached more than 1,000 citations. In 2001 he unveiled a detection technique, developed with collaborators at Penn and Harvard, that uses fluorescent molecules to track and illuminate malignant cells in the breast. More recently he was part of a team that proposed developing a portable, real-time system for monitoring and imaging brain function. Elected to the US National Academy of Science and foreign academies such as The Royal Society of London and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he also received honorary degrees from Penn and several other international universities. His honors include a National Medal of Science in 1974; the Franklin Medal from Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute; the Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics from the Netherlands Academy of Science and Letters; the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences, given by the American Philosophical Society (for which he served as vice president); and the Christopher Columbus Discovery Award in Biomedical Research, from the National Institutes of Health. In 1995 the University named the Stellar-Chance Laboratories partly in his honor.

Nathan Rosenwald W’35, Wynnewood, Pa., Sept. 16.

1936

Dr. Sidney I. Brody C’36, Brookline, Mass., a pioneer in aerospace medicine; Oct. 23. He was a US Navy flight surgeon during World War II, and was later the Navy’s first physician to pilot jet aircraft. He was the first commanding officer of the Naval Hospital at Quonset Point, R.I.

1938

Dr. Raymond E. Larson V’38, Wethersfield, Conn., former owner of the Hartford Veterinary Hospital; Feb. 12, 2009. During World War II he was a US Army veterinarian and captain.

1939

Dr. Frederick A. Klemm Gr’39, Slingerlands, N.Y., emeritus professor of German at Union College; Nov. 29. He taught at Penn from 1935 to 1947, aside from his service in the US Army Security Agency during World War II.
 

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1940

Henry R. Dunlap CE’40, Bryn Athyn, Pa., April 25. At Penn he lettered in lightweight rowing.

Mildred Silver Granatir CW’40,
Chevy Chase, Md., Oct. 18.

John A. McConnell Jr. W’40,
Andover, Mass., retired president of Gulistan Carpet, a division of J.P. Stevens & Co., in New York; May 29. During World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy.

Richard Sanderson ChE’40,
Bethesda, Md., June 27. He was a retired captain in the US Naval Reserve.

1941

Marvin Comisky L’41, Jenkintown, Pa., chair emeritus of the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley (now, Blank Rome LLP); Nov. 12. He headed the firm’s litigation department in the 1960s and later became a managing partner and then chair. He was a former head of the Philadelphia and state bar associations. During World War II he served in the US Army, stateside. His sons are Ian M. Comisky W’71 L’74 and Matthew J. Comisky L’84. His daughter Hope A. Comisky L’77 is married to Jeffrey L. Braff L’78.

Harry A. Lieberman C’41,
Haverford, Pa., Feb. 8, 2010.

Richard L. Lowenstein W’41,
Marmaroneck, N.Y., retired founder of a wholesale cruise business; Oct. 13. During World War II he served with the US Army in Japan.

1942

Alton G. Cherney W’42, Hingham, Mass., Nov. 1.

Doris A. Hunter CW’42,
Boiling Springs, Pa., a retired librarian for the US State Department; Aug. 18.

Dr. Francis Pavlovsky D’42,
Flemington, N.J., a retired dentist who maintained a practice in Perth Amboy; Oct. 29. During World War II he served in the US Army Medical Corps, and was with the first American troops to enter Dachau; he received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Dorothy Troutman Pretz CW’42,
Newtown Square, Pa., a former teacher at Hilltop Preparatory School; Nov. 15.

Herbert J. Remstein W’42,
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the retired president of Hollywood Lamp & Shade; Nov. 29.

Dr. William J. Roberts CCC’42 Gr’47,
Chapel Hill, N.C., a former research chemist for Celanese Fibers; Dec. 6.

Samuel P. Shaw L’42,
Boston, a retired attorney; Nov. 12. During World War II he served in the US Marine Corps.

William B. Turner Jr. W’42,
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 16. He was retired from Price Weber. During World War II he served as a second lieutenant in the US Army at Fort Knox.

Edith Wegman CW’42,
Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 19, 2009. She had worked in adult education.

1943

Dr. Gaines L. Cooke M’43,
Grenada, Miss., former chief of staff at the Grenada Lake Medical Center; Dec. 12. During World War II he served as a US Naval physician.

Dr. Norman A. Halper D’43,
Ft. Lee, N.J., retired head of a real estate firm; Oct. 25.

Rev. Gerald J. Lynam Jr. L’43,
Helena, Mont., a former hospital chaplain and professor of philosophy at Carroll College; Dec. 15. During World War II he served as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy.

H. Vaughan Paynter ME’43,
Ocean City, N.J., the retired vice president of Magnetic Metals Company; Sept. 18, 2009.

Elizabeth Littleton Persons CW’43,
Coatesville, Pa., a longtime guide at the historic Fairmount Park mansions in Philadelphia; Nov. 27. At Penn she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, in which she remained active.

Stuart M. Speiser C’43,
Scottsdale, Ariz., an attorney and authority on aviation law; Oct. 4. He wrote Lawsuit and The Founding Lawyers and America’s Quest for Justice. During World War II he was a bomber pilot in the US Army Air Force.

Dr. S. Fulton Tompkins GM’43,
Oklahoma City, a retired orthopaedic surgeon and clinical professor at the University of Oklahoma; Oct. 22. He had served in the US Navy.

Dr. Adolph W. Vogel C’43 M’45,
Glenolden Pa., a retired ophthalmologist; Dec. 4. He had served in the US Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of captain.

Dr. Morgan L. Zarfos M’43,
York, Pa., a retired physician who specialized in internal medicine and arthritis; Nov. 6. During World War II he was a captain with the US Army Medical Corps.

1944

Martin R. Amsler EE’44 WG’49, Northwoods, Pa., a retired engineer with RCA, Raytheon, and other companies; Nov. 2. During World War II he served as an officer on the US Naval battleship Montpelier in the Pacific.

Robert D. Frey W’44,
Lancaster, Pa., retired head of his family’s architectural woodworking firm; Oct. 15. At Penn he was a member of the Mask & Wig Club.

Dr. Michael C. Luciano M’44,
Trumbull, Conn., a retired family physician and former president of the medical staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport; Oct. 11. He had served with the US Army in Europe.

Dr. Leonard B. Simmons C’44 V’50,
Ardmore, Pa., retired owner of Simmons Animal Hospital in South Philadelphia; Oct. 5. During World War II he served with the US Army in Arkansas, attaining the rank of technician fourth grade. One of his sons is Dr. David A. Simmons M’77.

Mary Grace Drueding Snyder Ed’44,
Glenside, Pa., a longtime employee of the Abington and Roslyn libraries; Sept. 26.

1945

Dr. E. Earl Doyne D’45 GD’48, Oradell, N.J., a retired oral surgeon who had maintained a practice in Hackensack for 40 years; Oct. 23.

Dr. Kenneth F. Schrepfer C’45 GEd’50,
Lansdale, Pa., Oct. 5.

Charles E. Temko ME’45,
Westport, Conn., an attorney, who had specialized in patent and trademark law; Sept. 29. During World War II he served with the US Army in Europe.

1946

Walter Camenisch Jr. W’46, Lansdale, Pa., a retired fundraising consultant; July 27. Before establishing his own firm in 1985, he worked in direct-mail advertising and was president of the John F. Rich consulting company. He had taught at Penn and at Villanova University. During World War II he served in the US Army in Europe and received a Purple Heart. An endowed scholarship in his family’s name has been established at Penn’s School of Nursing. One of his daughters is Dr. Nancy C. Tkacs Nu’75 GNu’77, an associate professor of nursing at Penn; her husband is William M. Tkacs Nu’74, and one of their daughters is Jessica Tkacs Way Nu’99.

Ramon Garfinkel C’46,
Philadelphia, Nov. 23.

Mary E. Vogdes Haines Ed’46,
Gladwyne, Pa., a retired elementary teacher; Oct. 22.

Dorothy Petty Kitchen NTS’46,
Erdenheim, Pa., a former nurse who had worked at the University; Nov. 6.

Cora Wiley McCrabb Ed’46 GEd’48,
Glen Mills, Pa., a former high-school librarian; Aug. 26.
 
1947

Dr. Leonard Casser M’47, Lafayette, N.J., June 14, 2008.

1948


John H. Clark Jr. C’48 L’51, Wallingford, Pa., an attorney; Dec. 4. During the Korean War he served in the JAG Corp of the US Air Force Reserve; he attained the rank of major.

John W. Herbert W’48,
Oakwood, Ohio, retired senior vice president of the Mead Corp., the paper manufacturer; Nov. 17. In 1990 he was honored by the paper industry as “Man of the Year.” At Penn he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Rev. Louis B. King W’48,
Bryn Athyn, Pa., former executive bishop of the General Church and chancellor of the Academy of the New Church (Swedenborgian); June 21.

Dr. John F. Lynch Jr. GM’48,
Wrightsville, Beach, N.C., a former clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina; Nov. 16.

John N. Membrino W’48,
West Chester, Pa., retired manager of packaging engineering for Scott Paper Co.; Oct. 19.

Dr. Philip L. Rizzo C’48 Gr’59,
Germantown, Md., emeritus professor of literature and linguistics at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania; Nov. 21.

Dr. Frank J. Toland G’48,
Tuskegee, Ala., emeritus professor and chair of history at the Tuskegee Institute; Sept. 12.

Venlo J. Wolfsohn W’48,
Bethesda, Md., a longtime freelance motor- sports writer for The Washington Post; Nov. 13.
 
1949

Robert M. Grebe C’49, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., retired senior vice president of the Television Bureau of Advertising; Oct. 24. During World War II he served with the US Navy in the South Pacific.

G. Wayne Helman III Ed’49 GEd’53,
Perkasie, Pa., retired athletic director at Pennridge High School; Oct. 21.

Maj. Ronald T. Sebold C’49,
Oxford, UK, Aug. 28.

Woodrow B. Sigley GEE’49,
Gainesville, Fla., a retired US Army colonel; Jan. 23.

Stanley H. Zeyher ME’49,
Haddonfield, N.J., a former engineer and patent attorney for Ford Motor Co. and Atlantic Richfield; March 14, 2010. He served in the US Army in World War II.

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 1950

Dr. James H. Freeman Gr’50, Murrysville, Pa., a former department manager of polymers and plastics at Westinghouse Research; Oct. 13.

Robert E. Manifold G’50,
Cape May, N.J., a retired economist for the US Department of Labor; Nov. 22. He had served as an ensign in the US Navy.

Anthony D. Nolde C’50,
North Wales, Pa., owner of a music shop in Flemington, N.J.; Sept. 25. He had earlier taught music at Rutgers University.

Dr. John E. Reinhold C’50 SW’52 GrS’70,
Asheville, N.C., a psychiatric social worker who had counseled students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for many years; Aug. 20. He had before counseled at Penn and Temple University. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Force as a command gunner on a B-29 in the Pacific. His brother is Peter E. Reinhold SW’53.

1951

Dr. George H. Bowers III Gr’51, Wilmington, Del., June 18. He was retired from the DuPont Company.

Donald P. Burch WG’51,
Pompton Plains, N.J., a retired sales and marketing executive; Dec. 3. He had served in the US Marine Corps.

William J. Edwards WEF’51,
Dickson City, Pa., a retired mechanical engineer at General Dynamics, Enyon; Oct. 21.

Dr. Sheldon B. Goldstone GM’51,
Naples, Fla., a dermatologist who had maintained a practice in Scranton, Pa., for many years; Dec. 6. He had taught at Penn.

Dr. William B. Haeussler C’51 M’55,
Chandler, Ariz., a retired psychiatrist who founded the first Community Adult Mental Health Clinic for Maricopa County; Oct. 12. He had served as a captain in the US Army.

Carl Kaminsky C’51,
Brooklyn, N.Y., a retired intellectual-property attorney; Sept. 20.

Dr. Robert H. Koch C’51 G’57 Gr’59,
Ardmore, Pa., emeritus professor of astronomy and former director of the Flower and Cook Observatory at the University; Oct. 11. He joined the Penn faculty in 1967; he became full professor in 1969 and became emeritus at his retirement in 1996. He was chair of the astronomy department, 1969-73, undergraduate chair, 1984-87, and chair of the graduate group in astronomy and astrophysics from 1989 to 1994. Dr. Koch served on numerous committees of the University, including the Senate executive committee. He continued his research, mostly on binary stars, after his retirement. He wrote a history of the astronomy department at Penn, Observational Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, 1751-2007. He had served in the US Army Quartermaster Corps. His wife is Joanne Underwood Koch G’59.

Dr. Nathaniel S. Preston G’51,
Bethesda, Md., retired professor of government and former vice president for academic affairs at American University; Nov. 27, 2009.

Charles A. Roth W’51,
Philadelphia, Aug. 28.

Eleanor Breig Rowe Ed’51,
St. Petersburg, Fla., a former teacher; Oct. 16.

1952

James B. Delehanty Jr. C’52, West Long Branch, N.J., retired national advertising manager of TV Guide magazine; May 23. At Penn he was a member of the varsity crew team and the Friars Senior Society; he served as vice commodore of the Varsity Boat Club and president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma. And he was president of the Class of 1952 for 10 years. He was a first lieutenant in the US Air Force.

Dr. Robert F. Gallagher D’52,
Philadelphia, a longtime dentist in Chestnut Hill; Nov. 17.

Dr. Margaret L. Petrak V’52,
Ellwood City, Pa., a retired veterinarian at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston; Oct. 19, 2009. Her textbook, Diseases of Cage and Aviary Birds, remains in use.

Dr. Reid H. Porter D’52,
Venice, Fla., a retired dentist; Aug. 20.

1953

Dr. Frederick W. Plugge IV C’53, Washington, a retired brigadier general who had been commander of the USAF hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany; Oct. 27.

Joel S. Stonefield W’53,
Los Angeles, retired co-founder of an accounting firm that specialized in the garment industry; Aug. 25. He had served in the US Naval Reserves aboard the USS Coral Sea and the USS Gainard.

1954

Robert J. Daiute WG’54, Lawrenceville, N.J., a retired professor of management and economics at Rider University; May 8. He wrote Scientific Management and Human Relations and Economic Highway Planning.

Charles W. Ebert WG’54,
Vienna, Va., a retired personnel manager with the Montgomery County (Pa.) Police Department; July 24.

Dr. David E. Hallstrand GM’54,
Pinecrest, Fla., a former clinical professor of surgery at the University of Miami; Dec. 1.

Dr. Robert S. Jones W’54,
Akron, Ohio, a retired dentist; Oct. 20. At Penn he was a member of the Mask & Wig Club and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He served in the US Navy for six years.

Helen Duross McDowell CW’54,
Chestnut Hill, Pa., May 13.

Francis B. McElroy C’54,
Tucker, Ga., a retired businessman; Sept. 21. At Penn he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. During the Korean War he served in the US Air Force and remained in the Air Force Reserve for many years.

William H. Nutt PT’54,
Newfield, N.J., a retired physical therapist; Dec. 29, 2009.

Anne Myers Smith Ed’54,
Gladwyne, Pa., a former president of the Lower Merion school board; Oct. 1.

Raymond J. Tippett Jr. PT’54,
Sayre, Pa., retired chief physical therapist at Robert Packer Hospital; Nov. 14.

Helga Hagedorn Wagner CW’54,
Huntingdon Valley, Pa., July 10. A longtime cellist with the Olney Symphony Orchestra, she was also a devoted environmental advocate.

1955

John Alexander WEv’55, Lakewood, N.J., June 12.

Hermann Durst W’55,
Broomall, Pa., June 17.

Dr. Thomas C. Lloyd Jr. M’55,
Indianapolis, July 8.

Robert H. Schenkel EE’55,
Wayzata, Minn., retired director of facilities at the University of Minnesota; Sept. 23, 2010.

William H. Wolf Jr. W’55 L’58,
Philadelphia, former chief of the organized-crime division of the District Attorney’s Office; July 30. He later was a deputy city solicitor then returned to the DA’s office, and prosecuted white-collar crime. He was also a published poet. He had served in the US Army.

1956

Dr. Robert A. Arner D’56, Andreas, Pa., the owner-operator of a family dental practice in Summit Hill for 50 years; Oct. 24. He was a member of the Zeta Omega Epsilon and Psi Omega fraternities. For the last 20 years he worked with his son, Dr. Kirk A. Arner D’85.

Sidney M. Drazien W’56,
Zurich, Switzerland, a retired international executive for Bristol Myers Squibb (Clairol) and Wella; July 31. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Fred J. Levinson W’56,
Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Aug. 13.

Jose A. Obregon GAr’56,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 25.

Vincent X. Yakowicz L’56,
New Cumberland, Pa., former state solicitor general and later state secretary of revenue; May 17.

1957

Hon. Charles R. Alexander L’57, Clarion, Pa., a senior judge in the local county Court of Common Pleas; Nov. 29.

Dr. George E. Boyle V’57,
Ticonderoga, N.Y., a retired veterinarian with Ticehurst Animal Hospital in Middletown, N.J.; Dec. 17.

Dr. M. Edwin Green Jr. GM’57,
Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retired physician; July 25.

1958

Dr. Otillia Lerner Beaubier GM’58, Saskatoon, Sask., Feb. 23, 2010.

Elwood J. Heerwagen L’58,
Rockaway, N.J., an attorney; Dec. 3.

Joseph F. Keener Jr. L’58,
Gladwyne, Pa., a former general counsel for the SEPTA; Oct. 28.

Arthur E. Lichtendorf W’58,
New York, Nov. 13.

Dean L. Silbiger W’58,
Torrance, Calif., June 29.

1959

Herbert P. Bangs Jr. GAr’59, Ruxton, Md., the retired architect and principal master planner for Baltimore County; Oct. 11. He was a former designer for Buckminster Fuller’s architectural firm, Geodesics, Inc., and he wrote The Return of Sacred Architecture (2007).

Garland D. Cherry L’59,
West Chester, Pa., a retired trial attorney in Media; Nov. 17. He had served in the US Air Force.

Dr. A. James Fessler Jr. GM’59,
Trenton, N.J., a retired surgeon; Nov. 6.

Robert W. Maris G’59 L’62,
Sacramento, Pa., Oct. 25.

William T. Moffly III W’59,
Flourtown, Pa., a retired real estate broker in Chestnut Hill; Oct. 3. He went on to operate a bed & breakfast, Ever-May, on the Delaware River.

John C. Petitt C’59,
Washington, Pa., a longtime district attorney for Washington County; Oct. 30. At Penn he was a member of the wrestling team and Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Lt. Col. Theodore R. Snyder Jr. G’59,
Kittery, Maine, Oct. 11. After serving in the US Air Force for 25 years, he taught economics at the University of New England, 1976-88.
 

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1960

J. Roger Faherty W’60, Longboat Key, Fla., July 6.

Joseph J. Sculley Sr. WEv’60,
Jamison, Pa., June 16.

1961

Dr. Andrew Cullen V’61, Everett, Mass., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 17.

William J. Eisenhauer Sr. WG’61,
Kettering, Ohio, retired president of the Universal Tool Co. in Dayton; March 16, 2010.

Martha Goodman Kotzen CW’61,
Moorestown, N.J., a retired English teacher at Moorestown High School; Oct. 10. She went on to design craft jewelry.

Rev. John H. Morton CGS’61,
Westerville, Ohio, a retired minister who had served churches in Philadelphia and Portland, Maine; Oct. 30.

James F. O’Shields W’61,
Green Valley, Ariz., a former broadcast sales representative for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati; Oct. 29. At Penn he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.

Dr. Alex F. Ricciardelli Gr’61,
Silver City, N.M., May 14.

1962

Lawrence B. Coles WEv’62, Audubon, Pa., Oct. 20.

Gerald O. Fletcher GEd’62,
Maricopa, Ariz., a retired teacher in the North Penn (Pa.) School District; Nov. 14, 2009.

Dr. Miles H. Sigler GM’62,
Haverford, Pa., founder and longtime director of the nephrology division at Lankenau Hospital; Nov. 29.

1963

Dr. Sherwood Appleton GM’63, Thornhill, Ont., a psychiatrist who had specializing in sleep disorders; June 21, 2009.

Richard J. Flaster W’63,
Cherry Hill, N.J., founding partner of the law firm of Flaster Greenberg; Aug. 9. He wrote two books on tax law and a thriller, Authority of Thieves, which was based on the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Dr. Stanley A. Kochanek Gr’63,
Chevy Chase, Md., May 2.

1964

Dr. Ann S. Haskell Gr’64, Buffalo, N.Y., a retired professor of English at SUNY at Buffalo, who had specialized in Chaucer; Oct. 22. She wrote Essays on Chaucer’s Saints and A Middle English Anthology (in print since 1969).

Howard M. Honigfeld W’64,
Cedar Knolls, N.J., former vice president of KRA Insurance; Dec. 6.

Christopher R. Rosser L’64,
Philadelphia, a retired partner in the law firm of Thistle, Moore, Rosser & Tull; Nov. 20. One client was the champion boxer Joe Frazier.

Philip W. Seibold Jr. WG’64,
Jupiter, Fla., a retired banker and former trustee of Drexel University; Sept. 26.

1966

Dr. Geoffrey S. Hansford GCh’66 Gr’67, emeritus professor of chemical engineering at the University of Cape Town; May 16.

Dr. Wendell M. Kury M’66,
Laramie, Wyo., Nov. 12.

1967

Gail Dolgin CW’67, Berkeley, Calif., a documentary filmmaker who worked at the Saul Zaentz Media Center; Oct. 7. She was producer and co-director of Daughter from Danang (2002), which won a Sundance prize for best documentary; she co-produced and co-directed Summer of Love (2007) for PBS.

Martin E. Duffy WG’67,
Belmont, Mass., an economist who had taught at Emmanuel College and Suffolk University; Nov. 29.

Mary L. Kline GNu’67,
Lancaster, Pa., a retired professor of nursing at West Chester University; Oct. 9. An annual lecture has been named after her.

1968

Henry J. Tobiasz GME’68, Toccoa, Ga., a retired engineer with Patterson Pump; Oct. 13.

 

1969

Lloyd Leva Plaine Hill CW’69, Chevy Chase, Md., Feb. 2, 2010.

Joseph A. Laukaitis GEE’69,
Seminole, Fla., a retired electrical engineer for General Electric Co.; Oct. 17.

Jane Tierman Michaels CW’69,
Rockville Centre, N.Y., a retired computer educator; July 28. At Penn she was a member of the Beta chapter of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. She participated in the Princeton University scholar-aboard program during her junior year and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude. Her husband is Joseph Michaels IV W’67 and her son is Dr. Joseph Michaels V C’94.

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1970

Olive M. Clemens Kuhns GNu’70, Harrisonburg, Va., a retired teacher in the nursing program at Eastern Mennonite University; April 22, 2010.
Dr. Kathryn L. Morgan Gr’70, Media, Pa., the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Professor Emerita of History at Swarthmore College; Nov. 28. A pioneering historian and folklorist, she was, in 1970, the first African American professor hired by Swarthmore and then the first African American woman to receive tenure there. She wrote Children of Strangers: The Stories of a Black Family (1980).

1971

Dr. Enos Trent Andrews GM’71, San Francisco, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Oct. 12. He invented the Andrews Spinal Surgery Table and the Andrews Frame.

1972

Dr. Harold Davis C’72, Taos, N.M., a physician who worked worldwide in pediatrics and public health, including serving as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service; Sept. 18. He had served in refugee camps in Thailand and the segregated black community of Ciskei in South Africa.

Nicolas Zapata WG’72,
Chapultepec, Mexico, Oct. 10.

1973

Daniel F. Malick WG’73, Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 20, 2010. He had worked on infrastructure management projects around the world.

Dr. Alma D. Melbourne Gr’73,
Scotia, Conn., a former high-school biology teacher; Nov. 23.

1974

Philip H. Braum GCE’74 GCP’74, Washington, an urban planner who had worked for Barton-Aschman Associates and Kimley-Horn and Associates; Oct. 31.

Dr. Irene M. Kenney GrEd’74,
Wayne, Pa., retired chair of education at St. Joseph’s University; Oct. 20.

Dr. Ellen F. Prince Gr’74,
Philadelphia, emerita professor of linguistics at the University; Oct. 24. She joined Penn’s faculty as an associate professor of linguistics in 1974. She became full professor in 1987 and served as department chair, 1993-97. She also held a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Throughout her career at Penn, she served on over 20 committees and supervised many doctoral dissertations. She retired and was accorded emeritus status in 2005. Dr. Prince specialized in linguistic pragmatics; several of her papers became classics in the field. Her particular interest in Yiddish led to work on cross-linguistic comparison. She was president of the Linguistic Society of America in 2008; she was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her husband is Dr. Gerald Prince, a professor of Romance languages in the School of Arts and Sciences.

1975

Dr. Andrew M. Isserman Gr’75, Urbana, Ill., a professor of regional economics and planning and public policy at the University of Illinois; Nov. 4.
1977

Daniel P. Levy WG’77, Fairfield, Conn., former CEO of an industrial molding company in Peabody, Mass.; Aug. 8.

1979

Dr. John A. Burger V’79, Lake Elsinore, Calif., a veterinarian; Sept. 19. He developed a number of patented veterinary medicines. He had been a corporal and rifle sharpshooter in the US Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard.



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1981

Bette Lou Butler WEv’81, Philadelphia, a former financial executive; Aug. 26.

1982

Dr. Becky M. Carlton G’82, Philadelphia, the retired principal of Sanctuary Christian Academy; Oct. 19.

Dr. Bryan S. Drazner C’82, Dallas, a physician; Oct. 18.

1983

Paul S. Miller C’83, Mercer Island, Wash., the Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law at the University of Washington, who was a former Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania; Oct. 19. At Penn he was a member of the Mask & Wig Club and the Sphinx Society, and he received the Bowl Senior Honor Award. Prior to joining the Washington faculty, he was a longtime commissioner of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He served as a liaison in the White House under the Clinton Administration and as deputy director of the US Office of Consumer Affairs. Paul served on the Obama transition team, then spent nine months in the Obama administration as a special assistant to the president. Earlier he was director of litigation for the Western Law Center for Disability Rights and taught at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and the UCLA School of Law. He served on his local secondary-school committee. At his death, President Obama said, “In a world where persons with disabilities are still often told ‘you can’t,’ Paul spent his life proving the opposite.” (See “Signature Style,” Sept|Oct 2004 ) (See “Alumni Voices,” this issue.)

Dr. Thomas E. Sooy V’83, Ellicott City, Md., former owner of the Maryland Veterinary Surgical Service in Catonsville; Oct. 9.

1985

Dr. David J. Chiron GD’85,
Boca Raton, Fla., a retired orthodontist; Dec. 2009.

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1995

Dr. John Z. Abela G’95 Gr’99, New York, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University; June 18. He had earlier been a faculty member in the psychology and psychiatry departments at McGill University.

1997

Ndome L. Essoka Nu’97, Newark, N.J., a nurse who specialized in perinatal education; July 30, 2007.

1998

Irene Romanczuk Kieba GGS’98 GEng’99, Woodbury Heights, N.J., a pathology research specialist the Penn School of Dental Medicine; Oct. 17. She earlier worked at the Wistar Institute.

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2000

Dr. Teresa V. Garofalo V’00, West Chester, Pa., a veterinarian; Aug. 21. She had co-founded the Rhoads Six Foundation, which provides research grants for the study of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, assistance to those suffering with the disease, and scholarships to veterinary students entering equine-medicine programs.

2004

Dr. Joseph Lamendella Jr. D’04, Staten Island, N.Y., an orthodontist; Oct. 20.

2008

Jesse S. Friedman C’08, Brookline, Mass., July 17.

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Faculty and Staff

Rosemarie Boyle,
Wynnefield, Pa., a former research specialist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Sept. 25. She began at Penn as a research specialist in the Piersol Rehabilitation Center in 1972, and went on to become a lecturer in rehabilitation and physical medicine, where she served as residency program coordinator.

Dr. Britton Chance.
See Class of 1935.

Dr. Alfred P. Fishman,
Philadelphia, the William Maul Measey Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Oct. 6. He came to Penn in 1969 as an associate professor of medicine and director of the cardiovascular-pulmonary division, a position he held until 1989. For seven years he was also associate dean of the School of Medicine and later associate dean for research. A former chair of the rehabilitation and physical medicine and chair of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Council, Dr. Fishman served most recently as senior associate dean for program development and as director of the Office of Complementary and Alternative Therapies. In 1990 he chaired the School of Medicine’s 225th anniversary celebration. He had been a consultant to the President; a consultant to NASA for the Mercury space program; and chair of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine. He was a former president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He edited nine books and wrote more than 250 scientific articles: his Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders (1980), is in its fourth edition. He was honored in 1980, by election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001 Dr. Fishman received the Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society; he was designated a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2003. (See “Alternative Medicine Moves Toward the Mainstream,” May|June 1998) One of his sons is Dr. Jay A. Fishman C’75.

Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz,
Narberth, Pa., the C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology-Oncology at the School of Medicine; Nov. 17. He specialized in the formation of blood-cell components, for more effective and less toxic therapies for human leukemia. He received the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award in 1990; Philadelphia magazine included him in their 2010 listing of “Top Docs.” Since 1993 he had been a member of Penn’s Institute for Human Gene Therapy and, since 1997, prominent in the stem-cell biology and therapeutics program at the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Gewirtz was a national trustee of the Leukemia Society of America, and he was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1990. He held nine patents and often lectured abroad. A leukemia-research fund in his name has been set up at the University. His children are Emily S. Gewirtz C’05 G’13 and Jamie E. Gewirtz GEng’09.

Dr. Sheldon B. Goldstone.
See Class of 1951.

Dr. Walter Isard,
Drexel Hill, Pa., former professor of regional science; Nov. 6. Credited with establishing the field of regional science, he came to Penn in 1956. He first formed the graduate group in regional science, then in 1959 the Department of Regional Science, which operated until the mid-1990s. He also established the Journal of Regional Science. His research extended to conflict management and resolution, disarmament, and peace issues: he founded the the Peace Science Society and started a graduate group on peace at Penn. In 1979 he left Penn for Cornell University, where he taught until 2010. The Founder’s Medal of the Regional Science Association is named in his honor. One of his sons is Scott A. Isard G’76 GEd’77.

Irene Romanczuk Kieba. See Class of 1998.

Dr. Frederick A. Klemm.
See Class of 1939.

Dr. Robert H. Koch.
See Class of 1951.

Joseph A. McBride,
Ewing, N.J., a part-time professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice; Nov. 5. For many years he maintained a private counselling practice, specializing in bereavement and chronic illness. He was a former chief social worker and director of social-work training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, and the associate director of the Diabetes Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School in both 2002 and 2003, and a week before his death was named its outstanding adjunct faculty member of the year.

Dr. Ellen F. Prince. See Class of 1974.

Dr. John E. Reinhold. See Class of 1950.

Clyde W. Summers, Philadelphia, the Jefferson B. Fordham Professor Emeritus at the Law School; Oct. 30. He joined the Penn faculty in 1975. Although he formally retired in 1989, he continued to teach full-time until 2005. He was widely viewed as the nation’s leading legal expert on union democracy and union elections. During the 1950s, his law-review articles on violations of union members’ rights led to his working with then-senator John F. Kennedy in drafting major parts of the Landrum-Griffin Act. He was an expert witness in labor-law litigation and was a consultant to state legislatures and federal agencies. He served on the New York Governor’s Commission on Improper Union and Management Practices and the Connecticut State Labor Relations Board, and was president of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law. In September Employment Rights and Employment Policy Journal published a special edition in his honor. A conscientious objector, he was denied admission to the Illinois bar in 1943; he appealed the decision to the US Supreme Court, losing in a five-four vote, despite an impassioned plea on his behalf by Justice Hugo Black: “His ideals of what a lawyer should be indicate … that he would strive to make the legal system a more effective instrument of justice.” One of his daughters is Erica L. Summers L’77.

 

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