Previous issue's obituaries
Minnie Bernstein, Ed'20, G'31, Devon, Pa., 1996.
William P. Green, W'21, Chevy Chase, Md., April 7.
Philip H. Peterson, WEv'22, Holland, Pa., retired treasurer of E.H. Peterson & Co., his family's custom-tailor business; August 28, 1995.
Miriam Jamison Shapley, Ed'22, Largo, Fla., November 5, 1996.
Robert H. Fayfield Jr., W'23, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired senior vice president of Norwest Bank in St. Paul, Minn.; June 13. He was a veteran of World War I.
Henry Salvatori, EE'23, Los Angeles, a member of President Reagan's famous "kitchen cabinet" and a heavy donor to conservative causes; July 6. In 1933 he founded Western Geophysical Corp., an oil company which, by the late 1950s, had become the world's largest offshore seismic contractor.
Agnes Bates Jameson, Ed'24, Newtown, Pa., May 8.
J. Harold Phillips, W'24, Carlisle, Pa., November 29, 1996.
Kathryn Porter Wehner, Ed'24, Rydal, Pa., January 18, 1997.
Freda L. Brummer, Ed'25, G'28, Jenkintown, Pa.
Michael A. Fera, W'26, Punta Gorda, Fla., a professional musician who had performed with the Charlotte County Concert Band and the Swing Kings; January 7, 1997.
Eleanor Wilkie Harris, Ed'26, Drexel Hill, Pa., July 1, 1996.
Walter E. MacDonald, W'26, G'28, Asheville, N.C., May 22.
Melvin G. Dearth, C'27, Brownsville, Pa., February 11, 1995.
William Louis Goeckel, W'27, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., January 17, 1997.
Leonard J. Hess, W'27, New York City, January 1, 1997.
Dr. Abraham Krakower, C'27, D'30, Media, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for over fifty years; February 18, 1997. He volunteered at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after retiring to Media.
Melva Kuntz Reid, Ed'27, Raleigh, N.C., a teacher in the Easton and East Stroudsburg-area school districts in Pennsylvania, who had retired in 1967; May 13.
Dr. William Roy Buckwalter, W'28, Gr'40, Bryn Mawr, Pa., former professor and chair of management at Temple University; May 20. During World War II, he served as an economist and as chair of the dispute panels for the National War Labor Board. He later was an arbitrator in various disputes in the Philadelphia area, and wrote numerous articles on labor-management disputes.
Agnes S. Densmore, Ed'28, Berthoud, Colo.
Henry H. Fiestal, W'28, Hackensack, N.J., a scrap-iron and steel worker for Tube City Iron & Metal; June 16. He was a past president of the New Jersey chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Dr. Warren F. Kahle, M'28, Houston, a retired physician; August 8, 1973.
William Kaplan, Ed'28, G'30, Dresher, Pa., December 1995.
R. Landis Coffman, W'29, Hagerstown, Md., president of Coffman Lumber Corp., February 20, 1997.
Mary Herring Dilger, DH'29, Matamoras, Pa., January 31, 1996.
Dr. Henry A. Kimmel, M'29, Weems, Va., a retired physician; August 23, 1996.
Sheldon E. Lingenfelter, WEF'29, W'32, Harrisburg, Pa., July 2, 1992.
Frances Elspeth MacNaught, G'29, New York City, retired executive director of the YWCA in Providence, R.I.; February 11, 1997. She had also served in that capacity for the Y's in Washington, Pa., and Charleston, W.V. She had been an assistant professor of physical education at the University of Georgia.
Sidney M. Cherry, W'30, Wyncote, Pa., retired president of Cherry Knitting Mills, a knitted-goods manufacturer; March 8, 1997. He founded the company with his father in 1937 and retired nearly 40 years later.
L. Stanley Elsas, W'30, Birmingham, Ala., October 5, 1996.
Paul A. Mulcey, ChE'30, G'32, Wilkes Barre, Pa., February 8, 1997.
Dr. Irving K. Olsen, C'30, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 19, 1995.
Benjamin Pinkel, EE'30, Los Angeles, April 6.
Lawrence K. Schnadig, W'30, Des Plaines, Ill., head of Schnadig Corp., one of the last privately held manufacturers of upholstered furniture; June 25. He was active in children's causes.
John W. Snyder, CCT'30, Newtown Square, Pa., May 28.
Jesse O. Thomas, WG'30, Tacoma, Wash., July 12.
Theodore Clattenburg, C'31, G'34, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired Philadelphia architect; June 14. He had served as president of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution. And he was a trustee of the Washington Crossing Foundation.
Harry P. Frantz, W'31, Haverford, Pa., December 15, 1996.
Dr. Lewis L. Greene, C'31, D'33, East Meadow, N.Y., a retired dentist; August 2, 1996.
Dr. Sidney C. Sufrin, C'31, Amherst, Mass., professor emeritus of business economics at the University of Massachussetts at Amherst; June 6. He was also professor emeritus of economics at Syracuse University. He had served as a counselor to the American Embassy in London, 1945-1954, during which time he headed a U.S. Government-sponsored economic mission to Spain soon after World War II.
Radley Cross, C'32, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., September 3, 1996.
Frederick N. Curley, W'32, G'40, Spokane, Wash., January 29, 1997.
Ralph D. Ferguson, W'32, Seminole, Fla., a retired executive with the aerospace division of the old Bendix Corporation, now Allied Signal Corp.; April 20.
William T. Fink, C'32, Tuscon, Ariz., September 1992.
Dr. J. Samuel Holbrook, M'32, Southern Pines, N.C., October 12, 1995.
John T. Parsons, W'32, Tierre Verde, Fla., a former sales representative for a Pittsburgh steel company; June 16.
Dr. Roger E. Phillips, M'32, Orlando, Fla., June 14.
Louis W. Weber, WEF'32, Olyphant, Pa., November 18, 1996.
Dr. Leonard B. Erber, C'33, M'37, Margate City, N.J., a retired physician; March 19, 1997.
Dr. Seymour L. Cole, C'34, GM'43, a retired physician; Van Nuys, Calif.
Warren E. Kay, Ed'34, GEd'41, Ocean View, N.J., May 23.
John J. Maguire, ChE'34, Warrington, Pa., May 19, 1996.
Dr. Anthony W. Middleton, M'34, Salt Lake City, a retired physician; November 10, 1995.
Lester Miller, L'34, Gladwyne, Pa., retired attorney; February 24, 1996.
Dr. Edward B. Schlesinger, C'34, M'38, Lakeville, Conn., former chief of neurosurgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City; June 1. A researcher who advanced the diagnostic use of radioisotopes, he established that hospital's isotope laboratory. He wrote more than 70 scientific papers and trained generations of students. He also worked on the pharmacology and biogenetics of tumors of the central nervous system and genetic markers of neurological and orthopedic disorders. He was a founding member and past president of the Neurosurgical Society of America.
Edna Amtos Sparks, Ed'34, Broadmead, Md., a retired attorney with the Social Security Administration; April 15.
Robert B. Drake, CE'35, Springfield, Ill., June 15, 1994.
Eleanor Rorke Shupp, Ed'35, Glenside, Pa., May 15.
Frederic H. Garcelon, W'36, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired financial executive, November 14, 1976.
Dr. Bernard Meyerowitz, V'36, Valparaiso, Ind., a retired veterinarian; March 27, 1997.
Jacob M. Snyder, C'36, L'39, New York City, a former adminstrator of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York; April 22. An advocate of Israeli and Jewish causes, he was active in the Zionist Youth Commission in the 1940s and later in the Zionist Organization of America. He managed a pharmaceutical plant in Israel for three years.
Dr. Seymour M. Wacks, C'36, D'41, Deerfield Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; June 6, 1996.
Gerald C. Bench, C'37, Birdsboro, Pa., November 5, 1994.
Louise Meyers Blumenstein, Ed'37, Newtown, Pa., August 23, 1995.
Robert E. Cassel, W'37, Manchester, Conn., May 26, 1986.
Oliver H. Folger Jr., Ch'37, Oakland, N.J., July, 1996.
Cora Rabinowitz Hurwitz, Ed'37, GEd'38, Norristown, Pa., November 27, 1995.
Milton Saluck, C'37, Margate, Fla., 1985.
S. Jackson Wilkins, ChE'37, GCE'38, Philadelphia.
Richard N. Clattenburg, L'38, Peterborough, N.H., March 6, 1997.
Dr. John C. Crenshaw Jr., M'38, Shreveport, La., a retired physician; July 13, 1996.
Dr. Robert E. Eby, M'38, Tuscon, Ariz., September 25, 1996.
Dr. Jack Oliver Knowles, V'38, Miami, a veterinarian for 55 years in Miami before retiring in 1993; December 29, 1996. A leader in the veterinary orthopedic field, he devoted most of his career to helping paralyzed dogs. In the late 1950s, he developed the Toggle Pin, which enabled dogs with fractured hips to walk again. In 1956, he won the Fido award as outstanding veterinarian of the year. Dr. Knowles had also served as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and he was a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Irwin Lewis, C'38, Somers, N.Y.; October 12, 1996.
Harry L. Mullen, W'38, Woodbury Heights, N.J.
William F. Sands Jr., C'38, Dallas, May 25, 1994.
Bernard J. Smolens, C'38, L'41, Buckingham, Pa., the former chair of the Civil Judicial Procedure Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association; May 20. He was a partner at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis for over 30 years, specializing in product-liability litigation. He joined Hoyle, Morris & Kerr in 1993, where he worked until just prior to his death. He also wrote and produced one of the first television courtroom-dramas in the 1950s, called Court in Session.
Howard K. Chapman, W'39, Highland Park, Ill., former head of H. Kramer & Co., a brass and bronze refiner; May 12. The company was founded by his grandfather, and his own son now represents the fourth generation to run the business.
Dr. Edward T. Davis Jr., M'39, Grapevine, Tex., a retired physician who had practiced general medicine in Rochester, Pa., for 45 years; April 11.
John W. Garlow, W'39, Morgantown, W.Va., a friend to the mentally ill and their families; March 29, 1997. In 1981, he received the Clifford W. Beers Award from the National Mental Health Association in recognition of his years of service.
Dr. Paul G. Hastings, WG'39, Gr'50, Sacramento, Calif., a former professor of business at California State University, Sacramento; August 19, 1995. He wrote a number of textbooks. An avid athlete, he scored a hole-in-one on his 80th birthday in 1994.
Katharine B. Hughes, DH'39, Pitman, N.J., August 21, 1995.
John H. Keelan, W'39, Blue Bell, Pa., retired vice president of the Philadelphia Suburban Corp.; June 9. He was the owner of Viking Fire Protection Co. for 24 years until it was bought by Suburban. He also served as chair of fundraising for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was a director of Beneficial Savings Bank.
Ralph R. Rubin, C'39, Coconut Grove, Fla., a retired industrial engineer; June 19, 1996.
Dr. James J. Barrock, GM'40, Milwaukee, a retired dermatologist who had practiced for over 50 years; December 20, 1995. The son of Lebanese immigrants, he served as treasurer of the Midwest group of the Federation of American Syrian and Lebanese Clubs for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Alvin V. Majoska, M'40, Honolulu, a physician; April 2, 1996.
Dr. Hubert Panzer, D'40, West End, N.J., a dentist; July 22, 1995.
Malcolm D. Severance, W'40, Rumson, N.J., April 27.
Adam G. Wenchel, L'40, Silver Spring, Md., a retired attorney for the U.S. Postal Service; June 5.
Benton F. Whitaker, W'40, Joplin, Mo., May 24.
Vance A. Criswell, G'41, York, Pa., a former high-school and elementary-school principal; June 14. He had earlier taught economics at Western Maryland College and Gettysburg College.
James R. Grim, GEd'41, Largo, Fla., a retired music teacher for the Bellmere and Rye, N.Y., public-school systems; May 7.
Dr. George J. Harrison, M'41, Weare, N.H., a physician; June 17.
Emma Lau Ho, NEd'41, Honolulu, April 7.
Dr. Francis Jacobs, M'41, West Chester, Pa., a retired pediatrician; June 2. He was in private practice for 44 years in West Chester before retiring in 1991. He was chief of staff at Chester County Hospital in the 1960s.
John P. Kirby, WEF'41, W'48, Wilmington, Del., February 8, 1997.
Karl R. Kurz, W'41, Blue Bell, Pa., May 24, 1996.
Myer Liebersohn, G'41, Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Gordon J. Massey, M'41, North East, Pa., a physician; February 6, 1997.
Dr. Fontaine B. Moore Jr., C'41, M'44, Memphis, a retired urologist who had maintained a practice there for 45 years, before retiring in 1993; May 19.
Bernard Schreiber, W'41, New York City, April 16, 1995.
Dr. Florence Davison Snite, Ed'41, GEd'42, Gr'72, Philadelphia, retired vice principal of Philadelphia High School for Girls, retiring in 1982; April 2. She had earlier served in that role at at Kensington High School. Fluent in several languages and particularly interested in the Oberammergau Passion Play, she had completed her own translation of the text.
John E. Burke, W'42, WG'43, Hendersonville, N.C., March 1, 1997.
Spencer M. Daniels, W'42, Apple Valley, Minn., May 6, 1996.
Reba B. Finestone, OT'42, Philadelphia, January 22, 1995.
David T. Johnston, W'42, Stamford, Conn., a retired commodities trader who had served two terms as chair of the Commodity Exchange; May 26. He was the second-ranking executive in Merrill Lynch's commodities department before moving to E.F. Hutton & Company, remaning there until 1987.
William R. Magers II, W'42, Norristown, Pa., 1997.
Pauline Best Pierce, Ed'42, New York City, a well-known psychiatric social worker who served as director of support services in the social service department at Beth Israel Hospital; June 1. After her retirement in 1985, she volunteered with AIDS patients at Cabrini Medical Center.
Dr. John J. Rasweiler III, D'42, Cutchogue, N.Y., a dentist; October 4, 1996.
Martha Riddle Wray, PSW'42, Mechanicsburg, Pa., March 13, 1997.
Collins S. Keller, Ar'43, St. Augustine, Fla., March 24, 1997.
Bernard C. Kuczynski, Ed'43, GEd'49, Allentown, Pa., January 19, 1997.
Dr. Asa Richmond Parham, M'43, High Point, N.C., retired chief of staff at High Point Regional Hospital, who had retired in 1981; June 12. Serving in the medical corps during World War II, he received a Bronze Star.
Lola V. Sanger, WG'44, North Manchester, Ind.
Alice Lynch Whitmore, CW'44, Lockport, N.Y., March 25, 1997.
Dr. Leon Reisner Jr., D'45, Little Silver, N.J., a dentist; September 1994.
Dr. Harry R. Greenetz, C'46, Glendora, N.J., March 15, 1997.
Dr. Mervin H. Wahl, D'46, Wilmington, Del., November 18, 1996.
Albert J. Depman, C'47, West Chester, Pa., former chief geologist for the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; April 9.
Dr. Martin Katz, C'47, Dearborn, Mich.
Donald T. Macewan, WEv'47, Palm Desert, Calif., January 14, 1991.
Eleanor H. MacFarland, G'47, Exton, Pa., a retired English teacher at Downington High School; May 28.
William J. Mack Jr., W'47, New Haven, Conn., March 9, 1997.
Marshall McDonald, WG'47, West Palm Beach, Fla., former president and CEO of Florida Power & Light; June 7. Under his direction, it was first non-Japanese company to receive the Deming Prize, in 1989.
Frank H. Moore Jr., GME'47, Devon, Pa., November, 1996.
Joseph G. Ansel, L'48, Monterey, Calif., January 20, 1997.
Col. Raymond P. Campbell Jr., GEE'48, Melvin Village, N.H., February 9, 1997.
Wilson S. Cathcart, ChE'48, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a retired chemical engineer for the DuPont Co.; April 5. A Philadelphia native, he was transferred to Ohio in 1964 where he remained with DuPont and later Zaclon Inc., until his retirement.
Leona D. Crawford, FA'48, Norristown, Pa., a retired interior designer; May, 7. A watercolorist, she had served on the board of the Greater Norristown Art League.
Mary Patricia Barnes Hook, CW'48, Wynnewood, Pa., May 25.
Dr. Richard C. Kelton, V'48, Jefferson, Mass., a veterinarian; February 20, 1997.
Francis A. McKeown, C'48, Lakewood, Col., November 17, 1996.
Henry J. Morgan, W'48, Hollywood, Fla., a retired attorney; May 22.
Dr. William H. Cooper, WG'49, Lewisburg, Pa., May 5.
Charles T. Elzey, W'49, Annapolis, Md., former treasurer of St. John's College; July 7. Retiring after 22 years there, he became financial officer of the newly-established Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, retiring again in 1990.
Dr. Fraser N. Gurd, GM'49, Ottawa, a physician; August 1, 1995.
Franklin E. Kepner, L'49, Berwick, Pa., an attorney; February 8, 1997.
Martin Shapiro, WEv'49, Philadelphia, June, 1994.
Dr. Mary P. Sterling, CW'49, Philadelphia, May 25.
Anne Day Watts, CW'49, Saint Davids, Pa., a former bookstore manager and nursery-school teacher, February 9, 1997.
Sydney R. Doroshow, CCC'50, Largo, Fla., April 23.
Dr. Alvaro C. Henriques, D'50, Bombay, India, a former cephalometrist at the Philadelphia Centre for Research in Child Growth; April 1997.
Dr. Thomas J. McBryan, M'50, Sarasota, Fla., a physician; February 29, 1996.
Dr. Charles B. Norton Jr., M'50, Woodstown, N.J., a physician; May 14, 1995.
Kathryn Blair Petit, FA'50, Salisbury, N.C., May, 1996.
Dr. Arthur F. Rosenfeld, D'50, Bronx, N.Y., a dentist; May 11, 1988.
David C. Stephenson, L'50, Washington, D.C., an attorney for the U.S. Justice Department; July 4.
Dr. Leslie R. Adams, M'51, Jacksonville, a physician; September 2, 1996.
Daniel J. Kelly Jr., W'51, Lookout Mountain, Tenn., March 31, 1997.
Doris Dobbins Kyle, GEd'51, Seattle, a retired high-school counselor, May 12. She also taught grade school and worked and studied abroad in England and Germany, once as a Fulbright exchange teacher in Ayres, Scotland.
Dr. Henry J. Rubin, GM'51, Battle Ground, Wash., a physician; August 22, 1996.
Milton H. Townsend, L'51, Penns Grove, N.J., former vice president for external affairs of Union College; February 7, 1993.
Elsie T. Ziegler, Nu'51, GEd'55, Clementon, N.J.
Dr. Alfred C. Current Jr., D'52, Gastonia, N.C., a dentist; November 9, 1996.
Arthur M. Fischer, W'52, Springfield, Va., May 27.
Clara I. Luchsinger, Nu'52, Mansfield, Ohio, May 24, 1996.
S. Howard Goldman, WG'53, New Canaan, Conn., 1997.
Frederic B. Heilman, C'53, White Plains, N.Y., former chair of MicroSignal Corporation; April 21.
Edmund C. Lynch Jr., W'53, Bayonne, N.J., a retired account representative for Graphic Packing Corporation; May 21. He had been in the packaging industry since 1956; he remained a broker for GPC after his retirement in 1993.
Dr. John W. Thomas, D'53, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a dentist; September 6, 1995.
Israel Beskrone, SW'54, Phoenix, Ariz., May 25, 1981.
Dr. David G. Bevier, D'54, Poughkeepsie, a dentist; September 24, 1996.
Dr. Edgar E. Edwards, D'54, High Point, N.C., a dentist; July 11, 1995.
Dr. John J. Kapitan, D'54, Colts Neck, N.J., a retired dentist; January 2, 1997
William Santos Jr., W'55, Massapequa, N.Y., February 14, 1997.
John H. Wenzel, GEE'55, Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer with Questech Inc.; June 15.
Richard H. Floum, L'56, Los Angeles, an attorney; June 29, 1996.
John T. Houtenville, L'56, Sorrento, Fla., an attorney; April 20, 1996.
Dr. Kenneth E. Waddell, M'56, Springfield, Mo., a physician; November 1996.
Dr. E. Maurice Wakeman, M'56, Guilford, Conn., a physician; October 12, 1996.
William J. Goldner, W'57, Philadelphia, owner of an insurance firm; May 25.
Dr. Paul A. Walker, D'60, Philadelphia, a dentist; February 1997.
Dr. S. Timothy String, C'61, M'66, Mobile, Ala., former professor of vascular surgery at the University of Southern Alabama; April 3.
Dr. Herman E. Rector Jr., Gr'62, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a research chemist with Rohm & Haas Co.; April 28.
Dr. Martin N. Seligman, D'62, Bloomfield, Conn., a dentist; August 8, 1996.
J. Michael Hardin, W'65, Atlanta, an attorney; August 8, 1995.
L. Z. Peoples, GEd'65, Norfolk, Va., August 21, 1996.
Dr. Thelbert R. Moyer, GM'68, Chambersburg, Pa., retired medical director of the Saint Vincent Regional Rehabilitation Center in Erie; March 19, 1997.
Dr. Stephen R. Newmark, M'69, Las Vegas, a physician; June 12, 1996.
William L. Doten III, WG'70, Goshen, N.Y., vice president of marketing for Cablevision Industries, July 9, 1995. As a leader in cable television, he won many awards including Marketing Man of the Year in 1994 from the Association of Marketing Educators.
Dr. Philip F. Warner, D'76, Allentown, Pa., a dentist; May 29.
Gary L. Birnbaum, C'79, New York City, June 19, 1993.
Laurene A. Dornblaser, GNu'79, Allentown, Pa., 1994.