Minerva Apple Waldbaum Ed’28, Huddleston, Va., a former teacher of French and English at both Central High School and the Philadelphia High School for Girls; Dec. 12. She was 100 years old.
Dr. Samuel Baer C’29 M’33, Wyncote, Pa., a retired cardiologist and former medical board chair of Albert Einstein Medical Center; Jan. 3. He had edited Punch Bowl. He was 100 years old.
Frederick J. Schroeder W’29, Random Lake, Wis., a retired head of Milwaukee Die Casting Co.; March 2, 2008. He was 100 years old.
Dr. Isidore Dyen C’33 Gr’39, Newton, Mass., emeritus professor of linguistics at Yale University; Dec. 14.
E. Bartram Frame ME’33, Gladwyne, Pa., retired president of Monarch Manufacturing Works, Inc., in Philadelphia; Oct. 23.
Dr. Arthur K. Liston C’33 D’35, Sun City, Ariz., Aug. 25.
Dr. Eric Offenbacher D’35, Seattle, a retired dentist who had maintained a dental practice in New York for 42 years; Jan. 5.; His collection of Mozartiana is now at Harvard University. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines.
Dr. Charles William Mills M’38, Shoreline, Wash., an obstetrician-gynecologist who had maintained a practice in Salem; Oct. 22. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Italy.
Dr. Martin A. Pomerantz G’38, San Rafael, Calif., a retired astrophysicist and former director of the Bartol Foundation; Oct. 25. His astronomical work in Antarctica in the 1960s and 1970s led to the establishment of research centers there.
Lewis L. Fisher C’39, New Hope, Pa., a morning anchor for radio station WINS in New York for 36 years; Oct. 3. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Dr. Irving M. Richter D’39, Davie, Fla., a retired dentist who maintained a practice in Albany, N.Y., for over 45 years; Oct. 25. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in India and Burma.
Edward R. Bowden WG’40, a retired professor of business administration at Grove City College, Pa.; Sept. 4. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Dr. David J. Luck WG’40, Hockessin, Del., a retired professor and chair of marketing at Southern Illinois University; Jan. 2, 2005. He co-wrote the textbook Marketing Research. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in Washington.
Jay D. Barsky W’41 L’45, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Nov. 25.
Milton Betelle W’41, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., Nov. 22. He had worked for Keating Company, greeting card publishers. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
Morton M. DeVoren W’41, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired Philadelphia tobacco merchant; Nov. 23. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe. After receiving a Bronze Star for rescuing American soldiers, he was wounded and captured by Germans—but escaped the following day.
Charles R. Gamper Ed’41, Towson, Md., retired athletics director at the Gilman School; Nov. 25. At Penn he was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity and played lightweight football. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army, including at the Battle of the Bulge.
Dr. Arnoldus Goudsmit GM’41, Rochester, N.Y., former chief of oncology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis and founder of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Feb. 11, 2005. During World War II he was a medical officer with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Herbert J. Johnson Jr. L’41, Erie, Pa., a retired attorney with the law firm of McClure and Miller; Oct. 2. During World War II he served in the FBI.
John H. Shmidheiser Jr. W’41, Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 22. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
George C. Felton Ar’42 GAr’43, Lake Oswego, Ore., a retired construction officer for U.S. Bancorp; Dec. 12. During World War II he served with the U.S. 3rd Army, including combat at the Battle of the Bulge; he received a European Theater Ribbon with Ardennes and Rhineland stars and a Purple Heart.
Edward J. Freedman W’42, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Nov. 3.
K. Cyrus Melikian WEv’42, Haverford, Pa., a retired coffeeentrepreneur; Nov. 27. Following service in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, he co-invented a coffee-vending machine. Selling the resulting company, Rudd Melikian, in 1967, he and his sons established Automatic Brewers & Coffee Devices.
Margaret Faires Putman CW’42, Durango, Colo., Feb. 10, 2008. During World War II she served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. A. Gordon Bond W’43, Pompano Beach, Fla., a former chief of psychiatry at Imperial Point Medical Center; June 21, 2008. Earlier he had been an anesthesiologist.
Quintin U. Ford W’43, Darien, Conn., retired executive vice president of Bankers Trust Company; Aug. 9. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps in North Africa and Europe.
George B. Kahmar WEv’43, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 16. He had worked for Exxon, at Bala Cynwyd, Pa., then in Houston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Esther Wielitz Monke G’43, Rockville, Md., a retired language teacher at High Point High School; Dec. 20.
Dr. Thomas S. Royster Jr. M’43, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired surgeon at Roosevelt Hospital in New York; Aug. 4. He had served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Alfred F. Slivinski C’43, Columbus, Ohio, a retired physician; Sept. 14.
Richard D. Tyler Sr. W’43, Rydal, Pa., Sept. 20. He had worked for the Military Order of the Purple Heart for 20 years. As a U.S. Army officer in World War II, he participated in the liberation of Paris and was wounded in combat at the Siegfried Line.
Jacob Taylor Fish W’44, San Diego, a retired manager for Nevius Brothers, department stores in New Jersey; Dec. 7. He started Jake’s Club, supper dances to welcome Navy seamen stationed temporarily at Penn, which continued for three years after he left for naval service in the Pacific and East Asia. He was awarded five Bronze Stars.
Edmund Mendell ChE’44, Raleigh, N.C., Nov. 20. He had worked for a cosmetics firm, helping relocate it from New York to Apex, N.C., in 1964. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Ann E. Whitcraft GEd’44, Kennett Square, Pa., retired dean of girls at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood; Nov. 15.
Dr. William E. Evans M’45, State College, Pa., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in Crossville, Tenn.; Dec. 29.
Forbes Gibbs Jr. W’45, Camillus, N.Y., Nov. 4. He had worked for the old Farmers & Traders Life Insurance Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Franklin C. Kelton M’45, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired physician; July 11. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Earle B. Thompson M’45, Arvada, Colo., a retired physician; Dec. 12.
Edith Sindell Bonn CW’46, Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 9, 2007.
Dr. Matti Kibrick Gershenfeld CW’46 WG’51, Elkins Park, Pa., a psychologist, who founded the Couples Learning Center in Philadelphia; Nov. 9. Her books include Contemporary Marriage Handbook (1985) and How to Find Love, Sex, and Intimacy After 50 (1991). One of her sons is Kenneth K. Gershenfeld W’77.
Jean Miller Olson NTS’46, Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2007. During the Korean War she served as a nurse in the U.S. Army.
Evelyn Ellis Rosen CW’46, Wynnewood, Pa., former designer of women’s accessories; Dec. 28.
Catharine Howard Simmons Ed’46, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired library-services supervisor for the Chichester School District; Dec. 14.
Kay Carr Sobers PT’46, Atlanta, Aug. 23. She established the physical-therapy department at the University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., and was director of physical and occupational therapy for Delaware. At Penn she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Dr. Whitfield J. Bell Jr. Gr’47, Carlisle, Pa., the retired Boyd Lee Spahr Chair of American History at Dickinson College, who had served as executive officer and as librarian of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia; Jan. 2. He was an authority on Benjamin Franklin. With the American Field Service during World War II, he was an ambulance driver for the British troops who liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Norma Knoll Craythorne PSW’47, Nanticoke, Pa., a retired assistant executive director of the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania; Dec. 19. She was 100 years old.
John H. Erdman W’47, Greenwich, Conn., the retired founding president of Brent-Maitland, Inc., whose career in insurance spanned nearly 60 years; Nov. 18. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a captain. His wife is Doris S. Erdman Ar’47 and his son is John H. Erdman Jr. W’73.
Capt. William F. Feely W’47, Bradenton, Fla., a retired captain in the U.S. Navy; July 2.
Wallace S. Goldstein W’47, Alexandria, Va., June 29, 2008.
Dr. Samuel E. Greenspon GM’47, Wyncote, Pa., Sept. 5.
Nancy Boggs Lambert Ed’47, Chelsea, Mich., a retired elementary school teacher; Nov. 26.
Dr. Lloyd G. Potter C’47, Weston, Mass., a retired physician; Oct. 10. He served with the U.S. Army in both World War II and the Korean War.
Dr. Edmond Preston III M’47 GM’51, Medford, N.J., a retired pediatrician; Oct. 29.
Capt. Paul L. Rendelson C’47, Falls Church, Va., a retired U.S. Navy captain at the Defense Department Administration Services in Philadelphia; March 24, 2008.
Jean Swain Astley CW’48, Villanova, Pa., a remedial-reading teacher at the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College; Dec. 13.
Dr. Andrew C. Colando V’48, Hollywood, Fla, a retired equine veterinarian; Dec. 26.
Celia Rosenbloom Mitchell PSW’48, Santa Monica, Calif., a retired family therapist and social worker; Sept. 13.
Hon. Howard G. Munson W’48, Baldwinsville, N.Y., a former senior judge U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York; Oct. 5. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe; wounded in the Normandy Invasion, he received four Battle Stars, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Arlene Erdman Sando Ed’48, St. Petersburg, Fla., retired head nurse for the eye-surgery floor of St. Anthony’s Hospital; Oct. 17.
Herbert D. Schimmel W’48, New York, June 16, 2008.
Thomas R. Adams G’49, Providence, R.I., a retired University Professor and former John Hay Professor of Bibliography at Brown University, who also had served as its university bibliographer; Dec. 1. He was a curator of rare books at Penn (1950-55), Williams College, and Brown (1957-83). He wrote American Independence: The Growth of an Idea (1965), English Maritime Books Before 1801 (1995), and Defining Americana: The Evolution of the John Carter Brown Library (2008). During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. His wife is Virginia Matzke Adams CW’51.
Walter J. Bubien Sr. C’49, Sayreville, N.J., Oct. 2. At Penn he played varsity football as a Mungerman and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He worked for RCA, the New Jersey State Treasury, and Johnson & Johnson. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Clarence P. Caldwell Jr. WG’49, Salem, Va., retired vice president of finance and emeritus trustee of Roanoke College; Oct. 7.
Dr. Anne M. Whitney Calloway Gr’49, a retired mathematics teacher at Kalamazoo College in Michigan; Dec. 27. Serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, she had worked on sound in submarines.
Dr. George W. Dorman GM’49, Prescott, Ariz., a retired chief of surgical services at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas; Oct. 1.
Virginia Boakes Jackson Ed’49, Woodbury, N.J., a retired nurse with the Camden County Health Service Center; Dec. 25.
Dr. Cyril B. Kanterman C’49, Pittsburgh, a retired dentist; Dec. 6. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
Dr. Cornelius E. McCole M’49, Detroit, emeritus chair of ophthalmology at the Henry Ford Health System; June 19.
Lambert B. Ott L’49, Haverford, Pa., an attorney who practiced law for more than 57 years; Nov. 28.
J. Artis Peacock W’49, Wellsboro, Pa., a retired drug and alcohol counselor in Pennsylvania and Maryland; Dec. 2.
Glenn Pendleton Pitcairn CW’49, Bryn Athyn, Pa., Dec. 28.
Cordelia Budington Powell CW’49, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., former head of an antique business in Greenwich, Conn.; Oct. 13. At Penn she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Donald A. Purdy L’49, Wallingford, Pa., president of First Keystone Federal Savings Bank; Nov. 23.
Edward G. Schmid C’49, Unionville, Pa., a retired sales representative for what is now Pfizer; Nov. 7. At Penn he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Herman B. Tashlik W’49, Ewing, N.J., a retired CPA; Sept. 30. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Jesse A. Thomas Jr. W’49, Rose Valley, Pa., former owner of the Springfield Ford car dealership; Dec. 20. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Theodore G. Tobish W’49, Newtown, Pa., president of Richcrete Concrete Company; Sept. 3. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Dr. James A. Himes V’50, Gainesville, Fla., emeritus professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Florida; Nov. 16.
Dr. Frederick V. Hoffman D’50, Anderson, S.C., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in West Orange, N.J.; Sept. 15.
R. Stockton B. Hopkins W’50, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired purchasing executive with the old Richardson-Merrell; Dec. 4. At Penn he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. During World War II he served with the American Field Service as an ambulance driver in Italy and the Middle East.
Arthur C. Kretz III GEd’50, Lincoln University, Pa., a retired assistant superintendent of schools for Penn-Delco School District; Jan. 28, 2008.
Bernice Boorstein Oswald Ed’50, Philadelphia, a retired kindergarten teacher; Nov. 13.
Douglas L. Roberts D’50, Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2008.
John B. Tripp W’50, Little Switzerland, N.C., Oct. 2. He had retired from IBM. For many years he was an IT and financial consultant for the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians. During the Korean War he was an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Carol Schatz Chomsky CW’51, Lexington, Mass., a linguist and education specialist; Dec. 19. An authority on language acquisition, she served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University from 1972 until her retirement in 1997. Her landmark book was The Acquisition of Syntax in Children from 5 to 10 (1969). Her husband is Dr. Noam Chomsky C’48 G’51 Gr’55 Hon’84. (See “The Way They Were (And Are),” Gazette, July|Aug. 2003.
Charles F. Fretz Jr. W’51, Berwyn, Pa., Dec. 31. He worked for Towers Perrin, an international consulting firm, for 34 years, retiring in 1988. At Penn he was a member of varsity crew, Mask and Wig Club, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He received the Class of 1946 Award for best all-around student and he headed the Sphinx Senior Society in his senior year. He remained active in the General Alumni Society, from heading annual giving to serving as its president. He received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1982. One son is Bradley J. Fretz WG’83.
G. Arthur Hillier Ed’51, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a retired professor of business at Acadia University; Sept. 25.
Charles W. Lentz WG’51, Long Grove, Ill., a retired senior vice president of Continental Illinois National Bank; Aug. 8, 2007.
Alan H. Schmid ME’51, Carson City, Nev., Oct. 8.
Dr. George R. Swoyer WG’51, Cape May, N.J., retired professor and chair of marketing at La Salle University; May 7, 2007. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and returned to duty in the Korean War.
Alden L. Faudie GEd’52, Rio Rancho, N.M., a former science teacher in Hartsdale, N.Y.; May 25, 2008.
Shirley Alper Lewine-Ehrlich Ed’52, Laverock, Pa., July 5.
Robert L. Lurensky WG’52, Bethesda, Md., a retired economist with the U.S. Commerce Department who specialized in international finance; July 4.
Lorna Opatow CW’52, New York, Dec. 24. She had founded Opatow Associates, a national market-research firm, in 1963.
Dr. Anthony J. Puleo C’52, Ormond Beach, Fla., a retired anesthesiologist at Halifax Hospital; Nov. 13.
Diane Knipe Skibbe Ed’52, Blue Bell, Pa., the owner of WNPV Radio in Towamencin and a former kindergarten teacher; Nov. 15. At Penn she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Capt. Ernest A. Till C’52, Corpus Christi, Tex., retired naval and defense attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Rome; Oct. 15.
Dr. Robert A. Batten D’53, Pitman, N.J., a retired dentist; Oct. 21. At Penn he was a member of Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity.
Robert T. Addis WG’54, Richmond, retired head of an investment firm; Oct. 19.
Dr. Alfred P. Bukeavich M’54, Martin, Tenn., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with Morristown Hamblen Healthcare Systems; Dec. 19, 2007.
Elizabeth G. Foulke G’54, Seattle, Nov. 2. In the 1960s she started an odd-jobbing business in Peterborough, N.H., which developed into a furniture firm.
Donald C. Manders WG’54, New Market, Tenn., retired standards manager for Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk, Conn.; Nov. 25, 2006.
Robert F. McHale WEF’54, Glen Ellyn, Ill., March 8, 2008.
Mark Goldfarb W’55, New York, retired chief financial officer of St. Martin’s Press; Jan. 7.
Dr. Pierre R. Grondin GM’55, Shawinigan, Quebec, a retired cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.
Edward P. Kellar W’55, Duxbury, Mass., retired corporate finance vice president of the Gillette Company; Oct. 30.
Marie A. Hogan-Sullivan G’56, Wallingford, Pa., a retired social-studies teacher at Chester High School; Dec. 7.
Dr. Burleigh P. Anderson V’57, Landisburg, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 24.
Harvey J. Benson CCC’57, Abington, Pa., Oct. 23.
Dr. Milton M. Connell M’57 GM’64, Phoenix, a retired ophthalmologist; Sept. 28.
Dr. Laurence S. Cushing V’57, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., retired owner of a rehabilitation facility for injured racehorses in Warwick, Md.; Aug. 3, 2008.
Sheldon H. Freeman W’57, Chappaqua, N.Y., July 7, 2006.
William Last C’57, Boston, a retired editor for The Patriot News; Co; Nov. 14. At Penn he was a member of the track team.
Barbara M. Modic Nu’57, Line Lexington, Pa., a retired clinical specialist at Bryn Mawr Hospital; Dec. 26, 2007.
Leonard Smokler WG’57, New York, Nov. 7, 2003.
McAllister C. Upshaw SW’57, Crossville, Tenn., founder of what is now the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired; March 26.
Carol Metzger Aden Ed’58, Miami, Nov. 17.
Dr. Jane C. Goodale Gr’59, Bedford, Mass., retired professor and chair of anthropology at Bryn Mawr College; Nov. 5. She specialized in the Tiwi people of Australia.
Dr. William C. Lawrence V’59 Gr’66, West Chester, Pa., professor of microbiology and virology at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, until his retirement in 1996; Nov. 22. His daughters are Dr. Heidi L. Lawrence C’79 V’83, L. Chase Lawrence C’81, and Brooke L. Lawrence C’85.
John T. Mulligan L’59, Berwyn, Pa., an attorney with the firm of Lord & Mulligan in Media; Dec. 5. He has been solicitor for Marple and Haverford townships.
Francis H. Spickler GEd’59, Westtown, Pa., a retired industrial-arts teacher at Nether Providence High School; Sept. 10.
David J. Calamore W’60, Cloverdale, Calif., Nov. 14. At Penn he was a member of the varsity soccer team and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and chaired the Campus Chest Carnival his senior year.
Bill M. Hendricks GAr’60, Plano, Tex., a retired architect who had served as professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; Oct. 6.
Robert W. Campbell W’61, Honey Brook, Pa., a retired Philadelphia stockbroker; Jan. 1. At Penn he played football and was a member of Penn’s 1959 Ivy League Championship football team. He was also a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Joseph H. Calhoun M’62 GM’66, Haverford, Pa., retired director of pediatric ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital; Nov. 17. He co-wrote A Child’s Eyes, which was named the best medical book of 1999 by the American Medical Writers’ Association.
Richard E. Magee C’62, Philadelphia, a retired city planner; Oct. 30.
Dr. William J. Medlicott GM’62, Port Townsend, Wash., former chair of orthopedics at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.; Dec. 21.
Madeline Mintz-Zausner CW’62, Port Washington, N.Y., Oct. 17. She had run a local tennis pro shop.
Dr. Harold D. Fishbein Gr’63, Cincinnati, Oct. 19, 2005.
Roy Allen Jolly WG’63, Greensboro, N.C., a retired banking executive; Oct. 28, 2007.
Dr. John L. Hancock Gr’64, Seattle, emeritus professor of urban planning at the University of Washington; Dec. 7.
John E. Haner W’64, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a retired partner in the tax division of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago; April 10, 2006.
Donald W. Janz GEE’64, Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 10. He was retired from Seagate.
John E. McKelvy Jr. G’64, Dedham, Mass., a yachtsman who was former editor of Cruising Club of America News, and who wrote Transatlantic Summer and Broad Reach; Dec. 28, 2002.
Dr. Earl H. Godfrey GM’65, Spartanburg, S.C., a retired professor of neurology at the University of South Carolina; July 22.
Margery Mears Larrabee SW’65, Medford, N.J., a retired Washington psychotherapist; Dec. 1.
Dr. Joseph P. Mooney Jr. Gr’65, Hatboro, Pa., emeritus professor and chair of economics at La Salle University; Feb. 3, 2008.
Sidney D. Clark L’66, Hilton Head Island, S.C., an attorney who had maintained a practice there since 1982; Nov. 3. Earlier he had been a partner in the New York law firm of Cullen & Dykman.
Dr. Marc J. Feldman C’67 G’67, Rochester, N.Y., professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester; Dec. 4, 2007.
Frederic B. Garonzik WG’67, New York, retired co-head of fixed-income currency and commodities at Goldman, Sachs & Co.: Nov. 8. He was a trustee of Wharton’s Financial Institutions Board.
Marie E. Snyder Nu’67, East Harwich, Mass., a psychiatric nurse and an attorney; Nov. 21.
Melvin H. Gutmann W’69, Delray Beach, Fla., an attorney; Dec. 12, 2003.
Joseph K. Konn C’69, Berkeley, Calif., a retired school psychologist; Oct. 14.
Dr. Ruth E. Silver Gr’69, Montpelier, Vt., a former teacher; July 12.
Dr. Bruce L. Solnick Gr’69, Ellicott City, Md., May 6, 2008.
Dr. Arthur C. Walch V’69, North Bellmore, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2007.
Alvin B. Wood GME’69, Holliston, Mass., Nov. 12, 2007. He had worked for Polaroid Corp.
Lee C. Rosenthal C’70, Oakland, Calif., an urban-redevelopment attorney who was a partner in Goldfarb & Lipman LLP; Nov. 11. Earlier he was chief legal counsel for the California Fair Political Practices Commission. His son is Noah S. Rosenthal C’00. His father, Joseph F. Rosenthal Ed’38 GEd’39, died in Sept. 2007. The three generations attended a Homecoming men’s football game in 1999. (See www.upenn.edu/gazette/0100/pictures4.html)
Dr. Eliot W. Berry C’71, New York, founding principal of Eliot W. Berry & Co., real-estate appraisers; Nov. 29. At Penn he attained all-Ivy status in football, squash, and tennis. He was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1977 he played No. 1 on the U.S. squash team in the World Championships, and he won the New York Metropolitan Squash Singles Championship in 1981 and 1982. He wrote two books on tennis-touring, Tough Draw and Topspin.
Robert N. Nylen WG’71, Ashfield, Mass., co-founder and former publisher of New England Monthly; Dec. 23. During the Vietnam War he served with the U.S. Army, earning a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
Hugh A. Boyle WG’72, West Chester, Pa., Oct. 13.
Catherine R. Flynn Kane GNu’72, Swarthmore, Pa., Dec. 1.
Dr. Richard O. Wolfe GrEd’72, Spokane, Wash., emeritus professor of educational leadership at Gonzaga University; Aug. 26, 2006.
Mark Kenneth Blank C’73 L’76, Washington, Oct. 16.
Janet P. Bregman-Taney CW’73, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa., editor of The Pocono Record’s “Sage” magazine; Nov. 24, 2005. A musician, she formed, with her husband, Peter White Taney C’73, the Juggernaut String Band, a “fusion of American banjo and African drums.” Her Penn family includes her mother, Mona Madan Bregman Ed’47 GEd’48, her mother-in-law, Amie R. Hollingsworth Taney CW’43, and a cousin, Richard Lee Rabin GEng’86.
William S. Stevens L’75, Anchorage, Alaska, retired assistant director of continuing professional education of the ABA’s American Law Institute, who was on a temporary assignment as continuing-education director for the Alaska Bar; Dec. 3. In his third year, he anonymously wrote “Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule” for the Penn Law Review (June 1975). It remains popular in law circles, is still taught in law schools, and was the subject of a 2002 article in Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
James T. Adams WG’76, Roseville, Minn., Aug. 18. He had worked for Medtronic, Inc.
Dr. Joan Bonner Conway GrS’76, Haverford, Pa., director of social work at HUP from 1970 until her retirement in 1987; Nov. 15. She also served on the adjunct faculty in the School of Medicine and as a clinical associate professor in the old School of Social Work. In 1996 she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Philadelphia area chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Thomas P. Lyne WG’77, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 23.
Paul Johnson WG’78, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, managing director for the Middle East and Africa division of General Motors Corp.; Jan. 9, 2004.
Daniel F. Madonna Jr. L’78, Hatboro, Pa., Nov. 2.
Richard T. Christy WEv’84, Collegeville, Pa., an auditor; Sept. 19.
Dr. Russell Edward Shea Gr’85, Ashland, Va., a retired professor of biology at Randolph-Macon College; June 3, 2008.
Dr. Laurence B. Shiff Gr’87, Toronto, Sept. 29.
Dr. Enyi Okereke GM’92, Voorhees, N.J., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University and chief of the foot- and ankle-surgery division at HUP; Nov. 25. He joined the orthopaedic surgery faculty in 1993. He was a consultant physician to the Penn Relays, to some of Penn’s athletic teams, and to the Philadelphia 76ers. A native Nigerian, he frequently traveled there to conduct health fairs, donate medical equipment, train physicians, and treat patients. Dr. Okereke also conducted health fairs in the Philadelphia area and mentored local inner-city high-school students. In 2008 Philadelphia magazine named him a “Top Doc” in orthopaedic surgery. One of his sons is Kelechi A. Okereke C’07.
Dr. George T. Yefchak G’93 Gr’97, Stockton, N.J., retired deputy executive director of the New Jersey State Parole Board; Aug. 27, 2007.
Lisa B. Deutsch C’94, Scarsdale, N.Y., litigation counsel at the New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf; Jan. 7.
Dr. John P. Pryor GM’01, Moorestown, N.J., assistant professor of surgery and director of Penn’s Trauma Center; Dec. 25. (See “Requiem for a Volunteer Surgeon,” Gazette, March|April.)
Dr. Luigi Mastroianni Jr. G’08, Haverford, Pa., the William Goodell Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn; Nov. 25. He was an internationally recognized pioneer in reproductive biology. He joined the Penn faculty in 1965. During his tenure he established both the reproductive-biology and the human-reproduction divisions. After over 20 years as chair of obstetrics and gynecology, he became head of the human-reproduction division. Dr. Mastroianni is paired with historical moments and figures. In the early 1950s, as a research fellow with Dr. John Rock he worked on the early development of the birth-control pill. In 1959, he gave sex researchers Masters and Johnson their first public forum at a national fertility conference. In the 1970s he and his research colleagues helped to advance in-vitro fertilization and, in 1983, he performed the first successful human in-vitro fertilization in the Philadelphia region. In 1992 the Society for the Study of Reproduction presented Dr. Mastroianni with its Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1993. That year, Penn established the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in 1998 Penn established the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Clinical Innovator Award. His other honors include the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Career Achievement Award of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the Ortho Medal from the American Society for the Study of Sterility. He served as president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as editor in chief of its journal, Fertility & Sterility. He served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH. He wrote or co-wrote a number of scientific articles and books. Dr. Mastroianni was frequently named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and one of Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Docs.” As an advocate for reproductive biology and women’s reproductive rights, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Elevated to emeritus staus in 2006, he returned to the classroom as a student, and last year earned a master’s in bioethics. One of his daughters is Anna C. Mastroianni C’82 W’82 L’86.
Thomas R. Adams. See Class of 1949.
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