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1920s

Vincent Kilcullen WEv’23, Carbondale, Pa.

Helen Baker Straley Ed’23, Rockville Centre, N.Y., Sept. 23.

Sydney M. Kleeman W’25, Charleston, W.Va., retired CEO of Frankenberger & Co.; Nov. 15. For 38 years he served on the board of the Charleston National Bank. He was chair of the Charleston Resettlement Committee of the Hebrew Immigrants Aid Society, first in the late 1930s helping German and other Central European Jewish refugees, and as a member of the committee in 1980, aiding Jewish immigrants from the old Soviet Union. He was a co-founder of the Charleston chapter of Amnesty International. And he served on the boards of the University of Charleston, Charleston Memorial Hospital, Charleston Family Services, Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Kanawha Hospice Care, and the Kanawha County Public Library. In 1998, at the age of 93, he published his first book of poetry, and at the time of his death, was in the process of editing a second collection.

E. Allan Graham W’26, Dallas, Nov. 4. He worked in real-estate development and house-building until 1953.

Dr. Howard N. Cherry D’26, Leesburg, Fla., a retired dentist; April 1, 2001.

Mary Nadel Lazarus Ed’28, Mill Valley, Calif., Jan. 2000.

Charles G. Shubin WEv’28, Bensalem, Pa., June 4, 2001.

Herbert W. Kempe W’29, Colts Neck, N.J., Nov. 18, 1996.

Dr. Newton C. McCollough C’29 M’32, Tubac, Ariz., Oct. 9. Moving to Arizona from Florida in 1970 after retiring as an orthopaedic surgeon and family practitioner, he helped set up a community health clinic. And he helped establish emergency medical-response services for the local volunteer fire department.

Florence Chittick Schrack Ed’29, Myerstown, Pa., Oct. 1.

Dr. Louis Spiegel C’29 D’30, Philadelphia, a retired dentist; May 6, 1996.

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1930s

Robert D. Newman W’30, San Diego, Nov. 29. He had worked as a manufacturer and a sales executive.

Dr. Arnold M. Snyder C’30 G’31 V’35, Laguna Hills, Calif., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 19.

Leonard J. Bernstein W’31 L’34, Atlantic City, N.J., June 24, 2000.

Robert H. Heilbrunn W’31, New York, a retired investor; Nov. 18. A chair in his name was established at Columbia University in 1988.

Dr. Henrietta Lowenburg Marquis M’31, Charleston, W.Va., a retired pediatrician; Nov. 17. One of only two women in her class, she married a classmate, Dr. John N. Marquis M’31. Together they opened a practice in Richwood in 1935, and she also set up a birth-control clinic there. She practiced in Beckley when he served in the armed forces during the Second World War. After the war they moved to Charleston, where she also served on the board of the Charleston Ballet. She maintained the local YWCA’s Child Enrichment Center by taking a monthly collection from her friends. After 40 years as a physician and at 70 years of age, she enrolled in a residency program for child psychiatry and worked with troubled children at Lakin State Hospital.

Harold A. Mellen W’31, Whiting, N.J., Jan. 8, 2001.

Hannah Mann Newbold Ed’31, Logansport, Ind., Dec. 1999.

Dr. Ralph H. Pickett G’31 Gr’37, Lima, Pa., former professor of history at the University of Bridgeport (Conn.), who retired in 1972; Nov. 28. A Quaker, he wrote abstracts for the Peace Research Abstracts Journal.

Dr. Max Rossman GM’31, Allentown, Pa., a retired neurologist; Oct. 25, 1995. He was married to Edith Hall Rossman SW’64.

Dr. Charles D. Ryman D’31, Chatham, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Summit for 55 years; Oct. 15.

Fay Wilf Bernstein Ed’32, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., July 16, 2000.

Dr. John K. Kerley C’32 D’35, Oswego, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Norwich for many years; Nov. 11. He served on the dental staff of Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Dorothy L. Maloney Ed’32 GEd’37, Newtown Square, Pa.; June 2, 2001.

Manuel E. Miller W’32, Macungie, Pa., Dec. 5, 1999.

Anna Cassedy Pritchard Ed’32, Haverford, Pa., June 30, 2001.

Eric P. Rosenberg C’32, Philadelphia, Sept. 1999. He is survived by his son, Dr. Saul H. Rosenberg C’61.

Edward L. Gerber W’33, Silver Spring, Md., Feb. 25, 2001.

Paul D. Sauerwine W’33, Moorestown, N.J., May 15, 1996.

Ruth Barlow Barbour Ed’34, Harleysville, Pa., a retired first-grade teacher in the Boyertown school district; Nov. 17. With her Baptist pastor husband, she co-wrote Religious Ideas in Arts and Crafts. Working throughout her life to promote peace and the equality of all people, especially by using her talents as an artist to create posters and artwork for these ends, in later life she became an active Quaker.

Marvin S. Fishman W’34, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 8.

William J. Madden W’34 WEF’31, Hershey, Pa., a retired attorney; Nov. 3, 1992.

Darrell H. Smith Jr. W’34, Sciota, Pa., June 10, 2001.

George S. Toll W’34, St. Louis, executive vice president emeritus of the national Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi; Nov. 16. In 1945 he became executive secretary of the fraternity and served as its administrator for 31 years. Retiring in 1977 he wrote its early history, Alpha Epsilon Pi: the First Sixty-Five Years. He had served as president of the College Fraternity Editors Association and of the Fraternity Executives Association, the first Jewish person to hold that position. At Penn he was editor of Punch Bowl, advertising manager of Red and Blue, office manager of Poor Richard’s Record, and served on the editorial board of Wharton News.

M. Worth Acker ME’35, Ft. Washington, Pa., retired chief metallurgical engineer with the Midvale-Heppenstall Co.; Nov. 20.

French P. Emmons W’35, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired certified public accountant; July 31.

Warren R. Moyer WEF’35, Boyertown, Pa.

Martin C. Stauffer GEd’35, Daytona Beach, Fla., June 14, 1996.

Jean Fleisher Margolies FA’36, Philadelphia, Sept. 7.

Samuel M. Shimer L’36, Allentown, Pa., Nov. 1983.

Richard P. Seem W’37, White Hall, Md., June 29, 2000.

Dr. John Austin Jump Gr’38, Elmhurst, Ill., Nov. 19.

Leon I. Kirschner C’38 G’40, Skokie, Ill., Aug. 8. He had been president of Industrial Hazard Analysts there.

Harvey L. Panetta L’38, Clarks Summit, Pa., a retired attorney; Oct. 12, 1985.

T. Folger Thomas W’38, Brandywine, Pa., owner of the Thomas & Muller Co. from 1959 to 1994; Oct. 29.

Wallis Boileau III W’39, Navarre, Fla., Nov. 14.

Dr. Victor S. Guzowski D’39, Florence, Mass., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Springfield for 52 years; Sept. 30.

Frances Snyder Holberton CW’39, Rockville, Md., one of the six women who programmed ENIAC for the U.S. Army at Penn during the Second World War, and a co-designer of Cobol, the early business language; Dec. 8. After the war she joined the ENIAC designers, Dr. John Presper Eckert Jr. EE’41 GEE’43 Hon’64 and John W. Mauchly Hon’60, in their efforts to develop a commercial computer, the Univac, which was released in 1951. While on this project she developed a program for updating large data files, an arduous task in those days. In 1953 she joined the Navy’s Applied Mathematics Laboratory in Maryland as supervisor of advanced programming, and worked there till 1966. She joined the National Bureau of Standards in 1966, remaining there for two decades. In 1959 she was a crucial member of the committee that developed Cobol; introduced in 1960, it is still in use today.

Lewis A. Judson W’39, Franklin, Pa., Dec. 22, 1999.

Thomas S. Quinn L’39, Williamsport, Pa., Dec. 6, 1993.

Theodore S. Watson C’39, Devon, Pa., Dec. 7.

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1940s

Francis J. Abel W’40, North East, Md., 2001.

Ruth Anne Ryan Eichman CW’40, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Oct. 29. She had worked for the Franklin Institute after graduating from Penn, and for the Cotton Belt Railroad during the Second World War.

Robert Hansen Ar’40, Jenkintown, Pa., May 7, 2001.

George Krosnar WEF’40 W’46, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 14, 2000.

Elizabeth Sleesman Meyers Ed’40 GEd’41, Pottstown, Pa., Dec. 1995.

William A. Pettit W’40, Huntington, N.Y., June 10, 2001. He retired after 38 years in the lumber and building-materials industry. He founded the Wyncote Yacht Club on Huntington Harbor. At Penn he played basketball, was a member of the freshman crew, and president of the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi. His son is Andrew Pettit W’76 and a grandson is Andrew Pettit Jr. C’03. Bill often serenaded family and friends with “Drink a Highball,” and was laid to rest wearing his favorite Penn tie.

Margaret Byrd Rawson G’40, Frederick, Md., past president of the International Dyslexia Association who was instrumental in founding the Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Md., an elementary and middle school for students with dyslexia; Nov. 25. With her husband she established The School in Rose Valley (Pa.) in 1929, and while there came across a bright sixth-grader who could not read; she then studied how to teach dyslexic students. Moving to Frederick in 1940, she taught sociology at Hood College and set up a seminar there on the diagnosis of dyslexia and appropriate teaching techniques. She had served on the President’s Commission on Mental Health.

Donald W. Robinson GEd’40, Cooperstown, N.Y., March 16, 1998.

Edward J. Wood Jr. W’40, Owego, N.Y., November.

Howard H. Braun W’41, Pittsfield, Mass., Aug. 13.

Dr. Elwood L. Foltz M’41 GM’45, Harleysville, Pa., retired director of the clinical-pharmacology unit at the Medical College of Pennsylvania; Nov. 26. While there, he also worked for the old Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corp. of Summit, N.J. After the Second World War and until 1956, he taught and conducted research at Penn, managing clinical trials of medications for the FDA.

Edward L. Phillips W’41, Chicago, May 28, 1999.

R. Stewart Rauch L’41, Bryn Mawr, Pa., former president and retired chair of the old Philadelphia Saving Fund Society; Nov. 16. He served on the boards of the old Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, the old Pennsylvania Railroad, the old Girard Bank, and Penn Central Corp., and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. An early and ardent advocate of civil rights, in 1978 he received the Philadelphia Award for advancing “the best and largest interest of the community.”

Neil P. Stauffer W’41, Jacksonville, Fla., October.

Sara Maiter Errickson Ed’42, Bethesda, Md., retired executive director of the New Jersey State Nurses’ Association; Jan. 13, 2000.

Thomas J. Gaffney L’42, Wynnewood, Pa., an attorney; July 14.

William K. Gibson Jr. W’42, Sarasota, Fla.

Dr. James G. Kitchen II M’42, Pocono Lake, Pa., a retired physician; Jan. 23, 1998.

James P. MacFarlane Jr L’42, Butler, Pa., an attorney who had practiced there for more than 50 years, and who served eight years as an assistant district attorney in the late 1950s and early 1960s; Nov. 8. He continued to practice until his seventies, gradually easing out by the mid-1990s. And he was a past president of the Butler County Bar Association.

Julia Woll Zelov CW’42, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a former travel agent in Philadelphia; Nov. 30. During the Second World War she was a sergeant in the U.S. Women’s Marine Corps. For 25 years she volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Evelyn Kohr Cacciola NEd’43, York, Pa., October.

Sol W. Cohen Ar’43 GAr’48, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired architect; Nov. 10.

Priscilla Shriver Morris OT’43, Birmingham, Mich., a retired occupational therapist; Aug. 11.

Marion Gregory Overton G’43, Bena, Va., Nov. 16. She retired in 1976 from Cheyney University outside Philadelphia.

John J. Serrell GME’43, Newton, Mass., retired president of the Sharples Corp. in Philadelphia; Oct. 28. Earning his pilot’s license at the age of 40, he flew for business and pleasure until he was 76; he was a longtime trustee of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Maria Preisendanz Schmid Ed’44 GEd’45, Feasterville, Pa., March 19, 2001.

Evelyn Horenstein Brown CW’45, Newtown, Pa., Sept. 18.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens GM’45 Hon’82, Philadelphia, former assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean of minority affairs at Penn’s School of Medicine; Dec. 2. She had set up a clinic at Penn for pregnant teenagers, and maintained a private practice for many years at her home. She was an associate professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and served on the medical staff of Kensington Hospital. Dr. Dickens had served as director of obstetrics and gynecology at the old Mercy-Douglass Hospital from 1948 to 1967. She was the first African American woman named a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the first elected to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the first to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Philadelphia. In her honor the University established the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women’s Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Dr. Jack Krauss V’45, Merion, Pa., a psychiatrist who had served on the staff of Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia till a heart attack forced him to retire in 1999; Nov. 16. He was also affiliated with Belmont Psychiatric Hospital in Wynnewood Heights. After practicing as a veterinarian for 10 years, he realized he wanted to treat people, and so studied at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1961. Though he stopped treating animals, he never stopped loving them: his wife said his dogs would accompany him to Belmont and Methodist, to the delight of his patients.

James A. Paisley III W’45, Coral Gables, Fla., Nov. 3.

Virginia Taylor Robertson OT’45, Florence, Ore., April 3, 2001.

Richard S. Ruddy ME’45, Naples, Fla., Nov. 23. He was a member of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Heermann Ruddy CW’46.

D. Raymond MacNaughton W’46, Chesterland, Ohio, Aug. 16.

Dr. Lawrence T. Smyth M’46, Punta Gorda, Fla., a retired physician; Oct. 17, 1999.

Dr. Gordon R. Vincent D’46, Basking Ridge, N.J., a retired dentist; Nov. 29. He had taught in Penn’s School of Dental Medicine, and at the University of Oregon and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Elaine Lebowitz Weiss Ed’46, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 18, 2001.

Howard B. Clark Jr. WEv’47, Haverford, Pa., Oct. 4, 1999.

Dr. Aldo F. Jacobus D’47, Mount Joy, Pa., an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lancaster; Dec. 8. He had taught at Georgetown University, and served as chief of the maxillofacial department at Lancaster General Hospital, and was associate with the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. He served on the board of the Donegal school district and the East Donegal Township Planning Commission.

John S. R. Mackay W’47, Ellicott City, Md., April 17, 1996.

Catherine Britt Nickel CW’47, Millsboro, Del., July 16, 1999.

Sherman Stair W’47, Walpole, Mass., Oct. 28.

Warner U. Thomas W’47, Riverside, R.I., Oct. 13.

Donal W. Cardwell C’48, South Dennis, N.J., Sept. 29.

George W. Hardigg GME’48, Naples, Fla., retired vice president of the Westinghouse power-generation group in Pittsburgh; Dec. 6. He had earlier headed the design team for the first surface-ship nuclear reactor in the U.S. Navy.

Howard H. Juster Ar’48, San Diego, a retired architect; Nov. 18. A past chair of the National Institute for Architectural Education, he was influential in medical planning and health-care architecture. He had served on the planning and zoning-appeals boards of Scarsdale, N.Y., where he had lived before retiring to San Diego.

Gilbert P. Kettles W’48, White Plains, N.Y., Nov. 16.

Dr. Eugene Mendelsohn M’48 GM’50, Reading, Pa.; a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who had maintained a practice there for 40 years. He was a past-president of the Berks County Medical Society, and of the medical staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Joseph L. Polya W’48, Philadelphia, May 28, 2001.

Mary Siegel Russak PSW’48, New York.

Herbert Segal C’48, Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2000.

George H. Bilder W’49, Peachtree City, Ga., retired New York regional director for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; June 14, 2000.

Theodore E. Biss GEd’49, Waynesboro, Pa., Feb. 19, 2001.

William F. Buck Jr. C’49, Audubon, N.J., March 16, 2001.

Shirley Rae Don CW’49 L’52 WG’75, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired attorney with the Pennsylvania Utility Commission; Nov. 10.

Thomas M. Doyle Jr. W’49, Drexel Hill, Pa., Oct. 5.

Walter C. Goldschmidt W’49, Havertown, Pa., March 19, 2001.

Earl B. Kirk G’49, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired consultant psychologist who had specialized in labor relations; Dec. 4. He served on the board of the Central YMCA of Philadelphia. A pilot during the Second World War, he flew more than 50 missions with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe and Asia; he was awarded the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.

Gilbert Raich Ed’49, Philadelphia, Nov. 6.

Dr. George B. Saul II C’49 G’60 Gr’54, Middlebury, Vt., the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus and the College Professor Emeritus of Biology at Middlebury College; May 8, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Sue Williams Saul GEd’51.

William S. Smith C’49 WG’56, Downingtown, Pa., a retired international financial consultant who had served as treasurer-controller of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in the mid-1970s; Nov. 29. He later served with the World Bank. For many years he commuted to Washington from his home in Newtown Square, Pa.

Fred Vickery G’49, Summit, N.J., Nov. 19.

Dr. Henry G. Wagner GM’49, Washington, a retired neurophysiologist with the National Institutes of Health; Oct. 11, 2000.

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1950s

John M. Ballinger WEv’50, Newtown Square, Pa., June 30, 2001.

Earl M. Forte Jr. W’50, Devon, Pa., retired vice president with Banknote Corp. of America, a printing and engraving firm; Oct. 23.

Thomas A. Murphy WEv’50, Oct. 11, 1990.

Walter G. Neal Jr. ME’50, Upper Darby, Pa., Oct. 8.

Lawrence S. Oelschlegel WEv’50, Tannersville, Pa.

Nelson F. Ramont L’50, Scranton, Pa., Jan. 2, 1994.

Richard W. Reeves G’50, Trenton, N.J., 2001. He was a retired reference librarian with the Trenton Free Public Library.

James I. Young WG’50, Charleston, S.C., April 26, 2001.

Ralph E. Bell Jr. PT’51, Phoenix, Feb. 25, 1999.

Sumner G. Billings EE’51 GEE’59, Maple Glen, Pa., a retired electrical engineer; Oct. 15.

Helen J. Bobus Nu’51 GEd’55, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired lecturer at the old Philadelphia General Hospital and at the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing; Nov. 2.

Edward M. Edwards WEF’51, Myerstown, Pa., Sept. 8.

John F. Glass Ar’51, Worcester, Pa., a former partner in the Philadelphia architectural firm of Ewing, Cole, Cherry and Brott, who retired in 1996; December. He had previously been a partner with Esbach, Kale, Glass and Ogg. At Penn he was president of the Students Architectural Society, which promoted changes in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, including the hiring in 1951 of G. Holmes Perkins Hon’72 as its dean.

Sidney C. Long Jr. WG’51, Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 6, 2000.

Mollie Billingslea Peckham DH’51, Melbourne, Fla., July 19.

Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Reino Gr’51, Philadelphia, retired professor of English literature at Villanova University; Dec. 2. After teaching there for 27 years, he retired in 1987 in order to help care for his mother. In 1989 he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, was ordained a priest in 1993, and then served parishes in the East Falls district and in Northeast Philadelphia. Although a published scholar who specialized in Anglo-Saxon literature and Shakespeare, he also wrote a book on the poet Karl Shapiro and a critical anthology of the popular thriller writer Stephen King. He broadcast weekly meditations for a Philadelphia AM radio station, and, when bedridden in the latter months, by a phone link.

Rev. Kenneth P. Stevens Jr. C’51, Penn-sauken, N.J., a retired Methodist minister who served as pastor of the Frances Childs United Methodist Church in West Collings-wood from 1972 to 1992; Nov. 13.

Paul M. Weber WEF’51, Scranton, Pa., June 16, 1999.

Dr. Daniel R. Benia D’52, Jeffersonville, Pa., a dentist who had maintained a practice there for 33 years, retiring in 1986; Nov. 14. A bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he was shot down over enemy territory and imprisoned—and liberated only in May 1945. The diary he kept in the prison camp and photos he took with a hidden camera were used by the Allies at the Nuremberg Trials. His family hopes to publish the materials he compiled on his war experiences as a book.

Dr. Edith Siegener Chasteney CW’52, Williamsburg, Va., a retired physician who had served at Penn’s Student Health Clinic for 25 years; Nov. 24.

James T. Cook W’52, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., June 6, 2001.

Sally Swartz Green Ed’52 GEd’74, Haverford, Pa., a retired psychologist and senior staff member of the Penn Council for Relationships who also taught a popular sexuality course from 1971 to 1991; Nov. 23. Dr. Luigi Mastroianni, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, observed that she got students’ attention by getting right to the point: “She would walk into the room, quietly, unassuming, sort of motherly. Then she would say it just the way it is, no holds barred.” At the Penn Council for Relationships, she administered its clinical practice, conducted family therapy, and developed training programs for therapists. She retired from the University in 1996.

William R. Schermerhorn ME’52, Parkton, Md., a mechanical engineer who had served for 13 years as head of the physical-plant and facilities department of Towson University, retiring in 1998; Nov. 24. He set up Randolph Realty Co., a local property-management firm he operated until the late 1980s. He was a director of the Engineering Society of Baltimore. And he had served on the board of Fullerton Federal Savings Bank.

Anthony M. Trifiletti CCC’52, Oaklyn, N.J., Oct. 29, 1997.

Maree Horgan Clothier CW’53, Haverford, Pa., Nov. 11.

Rosamond B. Nelson GEd’53, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1993. He was married to Natalie Hill Nelson GEd’66.

Sidney Silverman Ar’53, Wynnewood, Pa., Feb. 13, 2001.

J. Palmer Smith III W’53, Radnor, Pa., Oct. 31.

Daniel E. Stogryn Ch’54, Glendale, Calif., Oct. 8, 1998.

Ramon R. Naus WEv’55, Cresco, Pa., Oct. 5, 2000.

Eugene Scheffres SW’56, Baltimore, a retired social worker with the Maryland Department of Human Resources; Nov. 24. A prolific composer, he published two volumes of romantic art songs, often the poems of Emily Dickinson set to music. Also a poet, he published several books of his poems, recently My Time to Rhyme (1995). Retiring in 1971, he traveled prodigiously—including making more than 50 voyages on the Queen Elizabeth II. A family inheritance helped him establish trust funds and scholarships for the children of many friends and acquaintances, and for students at the Peabody Conservatory.

Walter J. Zacharski CCC’56 WEv’38, Philadelphia, June 22, 2001.

Joseph E. McKenzie Jr. WG’57, Waldorf, Md., July 1.

Agnes Mormile Phillips Nu’57, Cohoes, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2000.

Eileen McGuigan Schmidt W’58, Pittsburgh, a computer programmer with Mellon Bank; March 15, 2000.

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1960s

Prof. Paul C. Wohlmuth W’60, San Diego, professor of law at the University of San Diego and executive director of its Institute for Law and Systems Research; Nov. 30. He had earlier taught business law at the Wharton School.

Vincent J. Carita GEE’62, Magnolia, N.J., Dec. 19, 1999.

George K. Hagmeier L’62, Philadelphia, Apr. 25, 2001.

Kenneth D. Morris GAr’62, New York, Mar. 1, 1983.

Bernard Peskin CGS’62, Philadelphia, Mar. 1, 1993.

Theodore L. Purnell GEd’62, Springfield, Pa., Apr. 15, 1998.

Susan Goldberg Roy CW’62, San Francisco, Feb. 19, 1999.

Dr. Alan R. Schulman Gr’62, Congers, N.Y., Jan. 31, 1999.

Ilga Leyasmeyer Sutton CW’62 G’65, Chicago, Aug. 20, 1996.

Thomas Thistle Jr. C’62, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired Philadelphia attorney who had specialized in wills and estates; Nov. 6. He served as chair of the Whitman Township Zoning Board from 1987. He had served on the board of Gwynedd Mercy Academy and was a past president of the Cape May Cottagers Association.

Kathryn P. Dodson CW’63, Swarthmore, Pa., Feb. 21, 1998.

Donald A. Dubois WG’63, Springfield, Va., Feb. 16, 1997.

Dr. A. Michael Sulman G’63, Tucson, Ariz., retired professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh; Feb. 12, 2001. Retiring to Tucson in 1977, he ran his own accounting firm, and served as executive director of Congregation Anshel Israel. He is survived by his son, Erik Philip Sulman C’93.

Jean M. Kennedy GEd’64, Newtown, Pa., June 20, 1997.

Edith Hall Rossman SW’64, Largo, Fla., Jan. 6, 2000. She was married to Dr. Max Rossman GM’31.

John M. Arleth II GEE’65, Lindenhurst, N.Y., April 14, 1992.

Dr. Raymond E. Kenny V’65, Branchburg, N.J., a veterinarian who had maintained a practice in Bridgewater; Nov. 30.

Dr. Walter W. Tunnessen Jr. M’65 GM’69, Chapel Hill, N.C., a pediatrician who was the senior vice president of the American Board of Pediatrics; Nov. 11. A past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, he had also served on the editorial boards of Contemporary Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Advances in Pediatrics. A prolific author, he wrote many papers and his book, Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics, was published in many languages and editions. Twice he was a member of the Penn faculty, and was associate chair for medical education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Natalie Hill Nelson GEd’66, Silver Spring, Md., Oct. 15, 2000. She was married to Rosamond B. Nelson GEd’53.

C. Richard Mason WG’67, Lake Forest, Ill., president of Franke Gear Works Inc.; Nov. 18.

William G. Sommer GEE’67, Palm Bay, Fla., May 2, 2001.

Harry S. Simms C’68, Knoxville, Iowa, Jan. 26, 2001.

Elisabeth Schroeder DH’69, Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2000.

William S. Serri Jr. W’69, Tabernacle, N.J., Oct. 24.

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1970s

Barry S. Sandals C’71, San Francisco, an environmental lawyer who was a partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP; Dec. 3. A senior counsel with the environmental-enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1980s, in both Washington then as head of its San Francisco office, he was instrumental in designing the federal Superfund-enforcement strategy, and served as lead counsel in most of the important Superfund cases. He also handled major Clean Air Act enforcement cases. With Morrison & Foerster he continued his environmental practice, specializing in cost-recovery litigation, representing both plaintiff governmental authorities and defendants. He also took pro-bono cases involving wilderness protection, First Amendment rights of environmental organizations, and the rights of people in nursing homes for safe conditions of care.

William K. Hawley C’70, Birmingham, Ala., May 31, 2000.

Dr. Michael W. Holmes GM’70, Spartanburg, S.C., an ophthalmologist; Dec. 10, 1999.

Sharren Covert King PT’70, Apollo, Pa., Mar. 29, 1994.

Stephen M. Chizmadia C’71, New York, an attorney; Jan. 14, 1999.

Cornelius J. Fagan WG’71, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1994.

Dr. Harriet Scholder Goldberg Gr’71, Swarthmore, Pa., professor of Spanish literature at Villanova University for 30 years; Nov. 3. She specialized in medieval Spanish folklore and oral traditions.

William Thorn Jr. SW’71, Baltimore, Apr. 26, 1996.

Pascual A. Argain SW’72, Newark, Del., Apr. 20, 1998.

Marie Saint-Cyr Gaspard CW’73, Central Islip, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2001.

Charles A. Leeds Jr. C’73, New York, Nov. 20. He was a former partner and general manager of Omega Advisors Inc., a private-equity investment firm there. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Susan J. Bridges CW’74.

Eugene Chmilewsky G’75, Livingston, N.J., Nov. 4, 1990.

Dr. Edgar L. Richards G’75, Watervliet, N.Y., May 18, 2000.

Richard S. Sherwin C’76, Jamesburg, N.J., Dec. 12, 1993.

Wayne E. Walker PT’76, Redmond, Ore., Jan. 2001.

Robert M. Whitney WG’76, April 18, 1999.

Maurice P. Carter SW’77, Philadelphia, Nov. 2, 1998.

Dr. Walter J. Russell GM’77, Bellevue, Wash., a physician; Feb. 23, 1999.

Dr. Robert A. Zimmermann Gr’77, Conifer, Colo., Mar. 2, 2000.

Catherine M. Breslin WEv’78, Sheppton, Pa., Oct. 5, 2000.

David M. Ward C’78, Evanston, Ill., Sept. 21, 2000.

Anthony J. Leonard W’79, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1999.

Kawai Meredith Lui WG’79, Helena, Mont., July 8.

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1980s

Thomas J. Klein SW’81, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 2000.

Mank Hai Tran GME’81, Harrisburg, Pa., Mar. 23, 1995.

Gina M. Hayden C’83, Westport, Conn., Jan. 17, 1998.

Dr. Lewis Y. Markowitz D’83, Brooklyn, N.Y., a dentist; July 13.

Susan L. Lucas G’84, Broomall, Pa., a history teacher at Paxon Hollow Middle School; Dec. 2. She drew upon her background as a curator, preservationist, and re-enactor of Colonial times, to illustrate American history to her students: at times she would dress in 18th-century clothing when teaching about the American War of Independence or grind corn with a stone when teaching about Native American life. She wrote A Short History of Newtown (1970). She led tours of historic houses and sites in the area, and she played Martha Washington at the annual re-enactment in Bucks County of George Washington’s crossing the Delaware. Her brother was quoted “She would say we shouldn’t have mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving because the Pilgrims didn’t have them at the first one. Everything had to be authentic—and look out if it wasn’t.”

Cheryl Burton McFadzean GEd’84, San Diego, Oct. 31, 1994.

Dr. Charles S. Osborn WG’86, Belmont, Mass., a professor of information technology at Babson College since 1991; Dec. 11. He also taught at MIT from 1991 to 1995. He regularly spent his mornings rowing a double scull on the Charles River with his wife.

John J. Coleman GNu’89, Chicago, Sept. 23, 1999.

Dr. William A. Gold WG’89, Arlington, Va., a physician; Jan. 15, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Ilene Kasloff Slovikosky C’78.

Megan P. Kussman G’89, New York, July 19.

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1990s

Dr. Grace S. Han D’96, Danville, Calif., a dentist; Nov. 3.

Kevin L Moreland WG’97, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Sept. 1, 1999.

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2000s

Marisa A. Shea Nu’00, Philadelphia, December.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Edith Siegener Chasteney. See Class of 1952.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens. See Class of 1945.

Dr. Elwood L. Foltz. See Class of 1941.

Sally Swartz Green. See Class of 1952.

Dr. Thomas F. McNair Scott, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of pediatrics; Nov. 25, at the age of 100. He joined the Penn faculty in 1940, also serving as the first director of research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A pioneer in pediatrics, Dr. Scott’s contributions to medicine included the discovery of the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, the early use of tissue culture for growing viruses, development of the test to differentiate Herpes labialis from Herpes genitalis, and the identification of the cause of atypical measles. He was instrumental in extending the then restricted visiting hours at pediatric hospitals, a practice now widely adopted by hospitals throughout the world. At CHOP after the Second World War, he helped set up the Joseph Stokes Research Institute, and in 1959 began as the principal investigator for the Philadelphia portion of the NIH Collaborative Study of Child Development and Cerebral Palsy, a study of 50,000 children to learn what happens to them from birth to age eight. After he retiring from Penn in 1975, he became director of pediatric ambulatory education at Hahnemann University Medical School, where he worked till the age of 85. His son is Dr. Robert McNair Scott M’66, a pediatrician in Kathmandu, Nepal.

John J. Smolen Jr., Sewell, N.J., associate vice provost for University life, Sept. 28. He came to Penn in 1981 as registrar, having served in that role at Virginia Commonwealth University. He became the associate vice provost in 1990.

Dr. Walter W. Tunnessen Jr. See Class of 1965.

Dr. Gordon R. Vincent. See Class of 1946.

Prof. Paul C. Wohlmuth. See Class of 1960.


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Dr. Robert Strausz-HupÈ Gr’46

On February 24, the Honorable Dr. Robert Strausz-HupÈ Gr’46, emeritus professor of political science, diplomat, and founder of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, passed away at his home in Newtown Square, Pa. Senior Editor Samuel Hughes was planning to write his obituary, having admired Strausz-HupÈ and enjoyed his company since writing a profile of him for the October 1995 Gazette. But he decided to defer to one of Strausz-HupÈ’s former students, David T. Jones C’63 G’64, a retired diplomat living in Arlington, Va., who sent us this appreciation, along with the following comment: “For almost 40 years, he was my professor, both as an undergrad and grad student, then my ambassador, finally my friend. In every role, he was an inspiration.”

Robert Strausz-HupÈ was a man of many facets:

the elegantly attired, perfectly mannered adult who, as a young ÈmigrÈ, framed pictures in a Chicago department store;

the renowned author and scholar who, after listening to a ranting student, responded, “You may be right, I am only a plumber at my trade”;

the professional, archconservative “cold warrior” who refused to permit U.S. foreign-service officers to participate in the local diplomat’s association until it was opened to women.

When he died on February 24, Ambassador Robert Strausz-HupÈ was a month short of his 99th birthday and the oldest surviving U.S. ambassador. Although he lived well before and significantly beyond “his time” of the Cold War, it was his stance in the forefront of this struggle that makes him significant. For many he was the architect of the intellectual structure that defined articulate rather than inchoate opposition to communism. As a scholar he conceived it; as a diplomat, he worked within it.

For Strausz-HupÈ, along with a handful of other seminal thinkers in the 1940s and 1950s, essentially created the academic discipline of international relations, melding what previously had been political science, comparative government, diplomatic history, geography, and anthropology into a coherent vision for assessing the fundamental relations of states. In Geopolitics and The Balance of Tomorrow, Strausz-HupÈ weighed these interactions through the components of state power as interpreted by national interest. Thus what was dangerous about communism was not the thinking of a second-rate German philosopher, but the state power of the Soviet Union.

In this regard, Strausz-HupÈ was among the first, coolest, and most articulate analysts of the challenge to the West posed by the USSR: a challenge that he depicted in Protracted Conflict as playing out like a global chess match in time and space. Always a strategic optimist, he envisioned an Atlantic Alliance between Europe and North America that would be the core of a democratic alternative to communism.

Strausz-HupÈ’s vision was unsentimental and unsparing; it infuriated those who saw Moscow as not fundamentally in error, but only differently flawed than Washington; they sought accommodation and feared that powerful armed forces would invite military confrontation and ultimately nuclear catastrophe. For Strausz-HupÈ, only the strong could remain free, and weakness invited aggression. Over the decades, he counseled politicians such as Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan to this effect.

Thus when Strausz-HupÈ sought to move from the academic to the diplomatic world, he encountered powerful enemies. For those who believe that Senate obstructionism begins and ends with Jesse Helms, William Fulbright’s reign as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is instructive. In 1969 Fulbright blithely blocked Strausz-HupÈ’s nomination as ambassador to Morocco and labeled him “the very epitome of the hard-line, no-compromise.” Finally, as his version of “compromise,” Fulbright agreed that Strausz-HupÈ would be acceptable as ambassador to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). The proposal must have amused Fulbright: send this consummate European scholar to the equivalent of the end of the earth and force a Republican conservative to deal with a hostile socialist government. One suspects he anticipated Strausz-HupÈ would decline.

Instead, Strausz-HupÈ, then 67, moved adroitly within Sri Lankan politics. He developed an effective relationship with Prime Minister Bandaranaike, initially rooted, so to speak, in common dental problems. While no one would suggest that Bandaranaike abandoned socialist politics, following a terrorist uprising, Sri Lanka had a greater appreciation for U.S. assistance and its support for legitimate governments. Moving to Belgium in 1972, Strausz-HupÈ explored the political effects of small powers, and from 1974-1976, he rebuilt U.S. relations with Sweden, which during the Vietnam War had deteriorated to the extent that the third-ranking embassy official was acting as chargÈ. Transferred to NATO in 1976, Strausz-HupÈ’s instincts for Alliance management moved him smoothly through the medley of issues, such as military standardization and modernizing theater-nuclear forces. He once commented that while he did not know how to play every “instrument,” 50 years of experience had taught him how the “orchestra” should sound. Consequently, the defeat of Gerald Ford was a bitter disappointment, as he was ousted as permanent representative after less than a year at NATO.

One might have anticipated Strausz-HupÈ to settle gently into retirement and complete a second volume of his autobiography (In My Time). Instead, in 1981 he was appointed to Turkey, where he remained for almost eight years, maneuvering the Turkish military out of politics and orchestrating their return to barracks. During the period, several senior State Department officers attempted to lever him out of Ankara. Amused at their efforts, Strausz-HupÈ had ultimate recourse to President Reagan, who reportedly enjoyed having some officials in office who were older than he.

In some respects, Strausz-HupÈ was the bane of career foreign-service officers: the well-connected, highly qualified political ambassador. He could frustrate his embassy subordinates by operating effectively both with Washington and senior foreign officials. Though he respected career diplomats, he demanded their professional best in return. Recognizing that an elderly conservative political appointee might not always be their preferred choice as ambassador, he was wryly amused rather than irritated at such attitudes. Of one of his many deputy chiefs of mission, he observed, “He attempted to make me his enemy, but he did not succeed.”

For close to half a century, what some have labeled “the greatest generation” struggled for freedom and democracy, first against fascism and then against communism. As the colors fade from these conflicts, both hot and cold, the impression grows in revisionist history that victory for the West/United States was foreordained. It was not. A long line of diplomats, warriors, and scholars conceived and implemented policy that defeated fascism and frustrated communism while avoiding Armageddon. Year by year they grow fewer, and Robert Strausz-HupÈ’s departure into history thins their ranks still further.

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