1928

Ameila Guzek Wassell DH’28, Elmhurst, Pa., a retired general manager of the Empire Wholesale Company food enterprise; March 28, 2009.

1929

Norma E. Smith Cowley NTS’29, Naples, Fla., a former nurse; Dec. 27. During World War II she volunteered with the American Red Cross. She was 102 years old.

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1930

Sylvan L. Friedman Mu’30 GEd’36, Monroe, N.J., a retired music teacher with the Princeton regional-school district; Jan. 28. During World War II he served in the US Navy, including in the Okinawa campaign. He died on his 103rd birthday.

1932

Mary Hunt Fenimore Mu’32, Medford, N.J., Nov. 15. A pianist and piano instructor, she also served as organist and choir director for the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Holly. She was 101 years old.

1934

Sydney R. Stratton W’34, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a retired insurance and property appraiser; Aug. 20, 2008. During World War II he served in the US Navy, retiring as a commander in 1946.

1935

Charles T. Bolus W’35, Auburn, Calif., Sept. 11.

Jean Giacoponello Fronduti Ed’35,
Madeira Beach, Fla., a former state president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Pennsylvania Medical Society; Nov. 9.

Dr. Myrtle C. Henry Gr’35, Capitol Heights, Md., June 28, 2005.

Dr. Nathan G. Howitt D’35,
Pompano Beach, Fla., former director of the Bronx Lebanon Dental Clinic; April 3, 2007.

1936

Dr. Davis G. Durham C’36, Wilmington, Del., a retired ophthalmologist; Dec. 4. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. During World War II he served as a surgeon with the US Army in Europe, for which he received the Bronze Medal and Combat Medical Badge.

1937

Anita Brown Fatzinger Ed’37, Allentown, Pa., a retired elementary-school teacher; Dec. 13. At Penn she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Milton D. Shapiro C’37, Philadelphia, retired head librarian of the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford; Nov. 22. He was a longtime volunteer in the special-collections department at Penn’s Van Pelt Library. During World War II he served with the US Army in the Pacific. His daughter is Betsy Shapiro Raburn CW’70, and his sister is Alice May Seiver CW’45, whose husband is Lawrence M. Seiver WG’47.

Rebecca Wood Watkin GAr’37, La Jolla, Calif., a retired architect and longtime activist for environmental public housing; Dec. 19. She was one of the first women to receive an architecture degree from Penn.

1938

Emanuel Gantz W’38, Harrison, N.Y., Jan. 26. He had retired from Empire Brushes, a family business. During World War II he served as an officer with the US Army Signal Corps in Eritrea.

1939

Dr. Leonard J. Abell V’39, Pfafftown, N.C., a retired veterinarian who had worked in northeast Pennsylvania and southern New York state; Jan. 29. Earlier he had taught at Penn’s Veterinary school. During World War II he Served in the US Army Veterinary Corps in the Pacific. His wife is Ruth S. Abell NTS’41.

Emmett H. Eaton WG’39, Riverside, Conn., a retired senior financial analyst at Eaton Associates; Jan. 10, 2010. During World War II he served as a transport commander on US Army ships and was a liaison officer at the War Production Board in Washington.

Dr. Nathan Feigelman D’39, Jamestown, R.I., a retired dentist; Sept. 10, 2007. He had served in the US Army.

Dr. Howard U. Kremer C’39 M’42, Farmington, Conn., a clinical associate professor emeritus of medicine at Penn, who had maintained a private practice in Philadelphia for many years; Dec. 16. He was president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1984-85. During World War II he served with the US Army Medical Corps in Europe.

C. Robert Paul Jr. W’39, Bayside, N.Y., sports information director at Penn from 1953 to 1961, and one of the founders of the Philadelphia Big 5; Jan. 14. While a student at Penn he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, Kite & Key, and the Friars Senior Society, which he also served as president. Later he was the first president of the alumni board of The Daily Pennsylvanian, having earlier served as managing editor. During World War II he served in the US Navy. While sports information director at Penn, he oversaw the press conference in New York when the formation of the Ivy League was announced. Bob Paul also played a central role in helping the Penn Relays become one of the premier annual track and field events in the US. He left Penn in 1961 to work for the Amateur Athletic Union, then in 1967 became the first director of public information and press chief for the US Olympic Committee. He retired in 1990, but remained a consultant and historian for the USOC. He was one of the founders of the College Sports Information Directors of America, and served as its president, 1956-57. He was inducted into its first Hall of Fame class in 1969 and in 1995 was presented with their lifetime achievement award. Bob Paul served on the boards of both the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Hall of Fame, and was a founding member of the US Basketball Writers Association. He also chaired the National College Athletic Association’s public relations committee and served as a vice president of the Americas for the International Cinema and Television Federation. Bob received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1990; he was a two-time winner of the Friar of the Year Award, most recently in 2008. Among his other honors, he was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee, and at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver he received the Vikelas Plaque from the International Society of Olympic Historians. During the 1972 Munich Games, he was recognized by the German government for his work during the Israeli hostage situation. Bob Paul was most recently on campus in the fall of 2009, for the 50th reunion of the 1959 Ivy League championship football team and the 125th reunion of The Daily Pennsylvanian (“Gazetteer,” Jan|Feb 2010). His son is C. Robert Paul III C’77.

Ruth Yachnin Sherwood CW’39, Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 25.

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1940

James E. Bell ME’40, Hobe Sound, Fla., Jan. 21. He had held management positions with a number of companies, before founding his own, Luzerne Products, Inc. A lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II, he was a munitions specialist.

Dr. Joseph A. Gian-Grasso C’40 GM’57, Trenton, N.J., a retired surgeon; Jan. 11. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the US Navy, including time aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill; he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Col. Marion Kern Kennedy NTS’40 Nu’53, San Antonio, a retired Army colonel who had served at Walter Reed Army Hospital, the Pentagon, and Ft. Sam Houston; Dec. 27. During World War II she served in the US Army Nurse Corps in China, Burma, and India.

Dr. Louis G. McAfoos Jr. C’40 GM’59, Downingtown, Pa., a retired physician who later served as an Episcopal priest at Grace Church in Haddonfield, N.J.; Dec. 6. He was a flight surgeon in the US Army Air Force during World War II.

S. Robert Winstanley WEv’40 W’48 L’51, Glenside, Pa., a former state bank examiner; Dec. 31. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps.

1941

John L. Jack W’41, Fairport, N.Y., former president of Metal Arts Company and Campus Crafts Inc.; Jan. 5. At Penn he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was a commander in the US Navy and Naval Reserves and served in Alaska. His wife is Martha Sceva Jack CW’41.

Sidney Rose W’41, Worcester, Mass., retired co-founding president of the Fair Department Store chain, and a longtime philanthropist; Dec. 12. During World War II he served with the US Army in Europe, attaining the rank of captain. One of his daughters is Stephanie Rose Miller CW’71.

Philip Stauderman C’41, Myerstown, Pa., Dec. 28. He had worked in sales management for the American Agricultural Chemical Co., Gulf Oil Corp., and Vahlsing, Inc. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Marion Wolinsky Wilen Ed’41, Wynnewood, Pa., Jan. 17. One of her sons is Dennnis H. Wilen C’71.

1942

Col. Lea M. Boyer D’42, Bogart, Ga., Feb. 12, 2010. Having served in the US Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, at his retirement, he was commander of all US Army dentists in Europe and Africa.

Frederick W. Keyes W’42,
Westfield, N.J., Jan. 18. He had retired from the food-service industry. At Penn he was Class president, president of Sphinx Senior Society, Mask & Wig business manager, a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and he played on the baseball and hockey teams. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Dr. George B. Kirkley C’42 D’45,
Fayetteville, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for many years; Feb. 10. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Howard R. Yusem ME’42,
Philadelphia, Oct. 29.

1943

Dr. John B. Blalock M’43, Birmingham, Ala., a retired thoracic surgeon at Tulane University hospital; Jan. 30. During World War II he was a ship physician in the Pacific, and in the Korean War he served at a naval air station in Tennessee.

M. Herman Frankel W’43, Avon Lake, Ohio, a longtime owner of local movie theaters; Nov. 8.

Sheldon Friedman W’43, Sarasota, Fla., the retired founder of Peerless Petroleum, a fuel-oil business; Nov. 20. During World War II he served with the US Army in Tehran. His son is Richard W. Friedman C’71.

Hon. Richard D. Grifo L’43, Easton, Pa., a longtime judge in Northampton County; Aug. 6.

Dr. Stephen B. Hitchner V’43, Salisbury, Md., retired chair of avian diseases at Cornell University’s veterinary school; Jan. 1. During World War II he served in the US Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain.

Dr. Louis F. LaNoce C’43,
Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired surgeon at Roxborough Memorial Hospital; Jan. 19. With the US Army Medical Corps during World War II, he served at Valley Forge General Hospital and was chief of neuropsychiatry at the 34th General Hospital in Okinawa.

Dr Alfred M. Mintz C’43,
Haverford, Pa., a retired orthopedic surgeon; 2010.

Dr. Michael H. Scoppetuolo C’43,
Livingston, N.J., a retired physician and past president of the medical staff at the Clara Maass Medical Center; Feb. 12. At Penn he was a member of the varsity swim team. During World War II he served as a medic in the US Army. His son is Dr. Michael Scoppetuolo C’74.

Dr. Isaiah Von Gr’43,
McLean, Va., Jan. 4.

Allan Weintraub W’43,
New York, Jan. 5, 2010. During World War II he served as a US Navy Reserve pilot aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lunga Point, including service at Iwo Jima and Okinawa; he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three stars.

1944

Caroline Fox Dombrow DH’44, Lansdale, Pa., a former teacher with the Springfield School District; May 21, 2010.

1945

Dr. Eugene R. Ball D’45, New York, a retired dentist and attending dental surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital; April 25, 2007. During World War II he served as a US Navy officer in the Pacific.

Melvin S. Cohen W’45,
Chevy Chase, Md., Jan. 19.

Lisabeth M. Holloway CW’45,
Durham, N.C., Feb. 3. She had worked for the Pennsylvania College of Podiatry and the College of Physicians and Surgeons; she wrote and edited works on the history of doctors in the United States.

1946

Henry E. Allinger W’46, Port Charlotte, Fla., retired vice president and controller of Interpublic Group Advertising in New York; Aug. 19, 2009. He later was an assistant professor of finance at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Jean E. Safrin Bogaev CW’46, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Feb. 13, 2010.

Ruth C.A. Keene Hostetter NTS’46, Cornwall, Pa., a retired school nurse and music teacher; Dec. 29.

Ralph S. Jaskow W’46, Tarpon Springs, Fla., a former accountant for Orange County, N.Y.; Nov. 22, 2009. During the Korean War he was a staff officer in the Merchant Marines.

Carolyn Seplow Oelbaum CW’46, Montclair, N.J., a retired advertising executive; Jan. 2, 2008.

Dr. John A. Ruffini D’46, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired dental surgeon who had maintained a practice for many years; June 14. He has been an instructor in oral medicine at Penn. He served in the US Army Dental Corps, 1946-48.
 
1947

Edward J. Hardiman W’47, Bristow, Va., a retired attorney; Oct. 18. He had served in the US Navy in World War II and the Korean War, then remained in the Naval Reserve.

Dr. Theodore E. Keats M’47 GM’51, Charlottesville, Va., former Alumni Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia; Dec. 10. He wrote nine textbooks. During the Korean War he was a captain with the US Army Medical Corps in Japan.

Elizabeth Jack Lawson CW’47, Wynnewood, Pa., July 30. At Penn she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Her husband is Dr. Frank H. Lawson C’43 D’44 and one of her sons is Dr. Philip A. Lawson G’91 Gr’96.

J. Duncan McKeown W’47, Port Royal, S.C., Nov. 24. He had retired from the Carborundum Company. During World War II he served with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe and the Philippines.

Ruth Latt Shain G’47, Teaneck, N.J., Sept. 2.

Dr. Robert W. Shoemaker C’47 Gr’51, Portland, Ore., a retired professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.; Jan. 16. He later became a professional photographer. During World War II he served in the US Army.
 
1948


Dr. Stephen B. Burdon GM’48, Peoria, Ill., a former professor of urology at the Peoria School of Medicine; Feb. 2. During World War II he served with in a US Army mobile surgical hospital in Asia; he was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in central Burma.

Dr. John D. Hallahan G’48, Media, Pa., a retired physician; Dec. 28. During World War II he served as an assistant surgeon and camp physician with the US Navy.

Dr. Herschel W. Leibowitz C’48, State College, Pa., the retired Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University; Feb. 13. He wroteVisual Perception (1965). During World War II he served with the US Army 75th Infantry Division in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

H. Mather Lippincott Jr. Ar’48,
Haverford, Pa., an architect who specialized in designing and renovating Quaker schools and meetinghouses; Sept. 20. He and his Penn roommate, the late Paul M. Cope Jr. GAr’50, founded the firm of Cope and Lippincott Architects in 1956 (see “Obituaries,” July|Aug 2006). They partnered with Robert Venturi Hon’80 on the Guild House (1961) at 7th and Spring Garden streets, recently deemed historic. A conscientious objector, Mather Lippincott drove an ambulance in Italy for the American Field Service during World War II, and rescued over 1,000 wounded British soldiers in Sicily and at the assault on Monte Cassino. He had recently supervised renovations to the Delta Psi fraternity house on the Penn campus. One of his sons is Evan J. Lippincott GAr’80 and a granddaughter is Anabel K. Lippincott C’11.

Dr. A. Howard McLaughlin D’48,
Woodbury, Conn., a retired dentist; Dec. 10. He served in the US Navy, 1943-46, and was later a captain in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

George E. Payne WG’48,
Hockessin, Del., a retired principal consultant in employee relations for the DuPont Company; Dec. 4. He had taught economics at Penn and at Clarkson University.

Otto Schricker Jr. G’48,
Vero Beach, Fla., a retired chemical engineer for Exxon; Oct. 8. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the US Navy Submarine Service.

Dr. Thomas L. Shields, GM’48,
Ft. Worth, Tex., a retired chief of dermatology at Harris and John Peter Smith hospitals; Jan. 11. During World War II he served as a doctor in the 97th Infantry Division of the US Army; he was awarded a Bronze Star.

Frances M. Suttle GEd’48,
Newport News, Va., a retired teacher in the Newport News public schools; Oct. 10, 2009.
 
1949

Mitchell W. Beardsley CE’49, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired chemical engineer who had worked for the aerospace division of General Electric and for Gilbert Associates; Dec. 29. During World War II he was a pilot with the Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force, in China, Burma, and India.

Charles D. Clappison W’49,
Newtown, Pa., a retired accountant with Heinemann Electric Co. in Trenton, N.J.; Nov. 22. During World War II he was a second lieutenant with the US Army in the Pacific; he received a Purple Heart.

Dr. Zachary B. Friedenberg GM’49,
Ardmore, Pa., a professor of medicine at the University and the former chief of orthopedic surgery at the old Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital; Jan. 27. While at Penn he was an early researcher in the electrical healing of bone fractures by direct current stimulation. He set up the Clinician Scientist Award of the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, to help surgeons devote time to research. His books on medical history include The Doctor in Colonial America; Medicine Under Sail; and Magic, Miracles, and Medicine, which was published last year. During World War II he was a US Army surgeon in the 95th evacuation Hospital in North Africa and Europe; he took part in the D-Day landings. In 2002 he worked on a film for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Wounded in Action, documenting the role of orthopedic surgeons in World War II, and a subsequent exhibit, A Legacy of Heroes. His wife is Dr. Kathleen M. Friedenberg GM’67.

Edward M. Kazanjian W’49,
Newtown Square, Pa., retired station manager and vice president of WWDB-FM radio in Philadelphia; Jan. 25. He later worked for an advertising company for many years. An honorary scout for the Penn Basketball Club, he helped fund a chair at the University for his 50th Reunion. During World War II he served with the US Navy in the Pacific. Edward Kazanjian had served on the board of the Armenian Sisters Academy in Radnor. His Penn family includes Robin Kazanjian Williams MT’77, Mark E. Williams C’08, and Alexis A. Williams C’11; Laraine J. Kazanjian-Ballard W’80, Bruce D. Ballard W’80 WG’94, and Christopher J. Ballard C’12 G’12; Nancy K. Dersimonian W’84; and Lisa A. Kazanjian W’87.

Paul A. Lockrey C’49,
Philadelphia, a retired attorney with the Harleysville Insurance Co.; Dec. 29. During World War II he served in with the US Army in France, including action in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He received a Purple Heart and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars.

Dr. George E. Raab GrEd’49,
Doylestown, Pa., former county superintendent of schools; Jan. 15. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Thomas J. Timoney C’49 L’52,
Gwynedd, Pa., an attorney in private practice; Dec. 30. During the Korean War he served as a captain with the US Air Force in Japan.

Robert M. Williamson Jr. CE’49,
Ambler, Pa., a retired civil engineer and director at American Olean Tile Co.; Jan. 8. At Penn he was a member of the track team, the Band, the Glee Glub, and Mask and Wig. During World War II he served in the US Naval Reserve.

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 1950

Dr. George W. Deitz III GM’50 GM’55, Palm City, Fla., a retired cardiologist and former instructor at Penn’s Medical School; Jan. 3. A pilot, he was senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Jacob Gobler W’50, Albany, Calif., Nov. 24.

Naomi Nissley Limont FA’50, Lancaster, Pa., an artist; Dec. 5.

Dr. Homer F. Schroeder GM’50, Greensboro, N.C., a former clinical professor of obstetrics-gynecology at the Medical College of Toledo in Ohio; Dec. 19. He had served in the US Naval Reserve.

1951

Ella Batiste Dresher Ed’51, Tucson, Ariz., a former assistant principal in Elkins Park, Pa.; Aug. 6. At Penn she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

Dr. William A. Kernick V’51, Penn Hills, Pa., a retired veterinarian and former co-owner of the Green Tab newspaper; Jan. 27. During World War II he served in the US Navy as a machinist’s mate.

1952

James H. Bernstein W’52, Tenafly, N.J., retired owner of the family firm, Tailorbrooke, which manufactured all the WAVE and WAC military uniforms during World War II; Dec. 24. He served as an airplane mechanic with the US Army in Japan, 1953-54. At Penn he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He remained an active alumnus, chairing the gifts committee for his 50th Reunion. And he established the Ethel Samuels Bernstein Endowment for the women’s tennis team, on which his daughter, Jan Bernstein C’79, played. His son is John Bernstein C’82 WG’87, whose wife is Diana Davenport WG’87.

Dr. Silas J. Ginsburg M’52 GM’55, Jenkintown, Pa., Nov. 19. His wife is Mary Lou Seidman Ginsburg Ed’50 GEd’52.

Stanley M. Hoffstein FA’52, Lake City, S.C., a retired industrial designer for International Laytex in Dover, Del.; Jan. 18. He also taught industrial arts at Smyrna High School and Polytech, Woodside.

Herbert P. Mayer GAr’52, Anacortes, Wash., June 13, 2010.

Leonard Stanton G’52, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of radiation oncology and nuclear medicine at Hahnemann University; Dec. 28. He wrote the textbook Basic Medical Radiation Physics.

Ilsa Edelson West CW’52, Elkins Park, Pa., a former speech pathologist at the Ashbourne School, and the Timothy School in Berwyn; Jan. 6.

1953

Dr. Peter T. Cassalia GD’53, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a retired oral surgeon; Oct. 4.

Theodore S. Coxe L’53, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired attorney; March 3, 2010.

Armond V. Martorelli WEv’53,
Media, Pa., Jan. 24. He had retired from the old Pennsylvania Railroad.

Robert W. Minter WG’53,
Waterbury, Vt., the former head of Minter’s Candies in Philadelphia and School House Candies in Providence, R.I.; Nov. 30.

Dr. Clarence L.M. Samson GM’53,
New Orleans, a former clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University; Jan. 14.

Mary Rose O’Brien Sharkey DH’53 Ed’54,
St. Marys, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; Nov. 18.

Dale Summerbell ME’53,
Springfield, Va., May 26, 2009. He was retired from W. E. Summerbell Co., his family’s military contracting business. At Penn he was captain of the Penn sprint football team, a member of the varsity baseball team, Sigma Chi fraternity, and the Sphinx Senior Society. He had served with the US Army in Germany.

Dr. John H. Wilkinson GM’53,
Dublin, Ohio, a retired physician; Feb. 2.

William O. Winkopp II WEv’53,
Paoli, Pa., Nov. 16. He had worked for the International Paper Company.

1954

George T. Dolnikowski G’54, Huntingdon, Pa., emeritus professor of German and Russian at Juniata College; Dec. 23. During World War II, while serving in the Russian Army, he was wounded by the Germans, then held as a prisoner of war.

Murray M. Evans W’54, Lake Oswego, Ore., a retired law-firm administrator; Dec. 30.

Dr. Harry H. Haddon Jr. GM’54, Chambersburg, Pa., a former chief of staff at Chambersburg Hospital; Dec. 24.

Robert C. Little L’54, Bethel Park, Pa., a retired trial attorney with the firm of Burns, Manley & Little; Jan. 9.

Dr. Phanor L. Perot Jr. GM’54, Charleston, S.C., retired chair of neurological surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina; Feb. 2.

Dr. Henry D. Rohrer D’54,
Fairport, N.Y., a retired dentist; April 1, 2010.

John Frank Russell W’54,
Mansfield, Australia, a retired executive with Boyden International; Sept. 3. Known as “Nick,” he was a member of the 1950 undefeated freshman football team and went on to play varsity football, receiving the Varsity P in 1952 and 1953. was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Dr. Joseph G. Tregle Jr. Gr’54, New Orleans, emeritus dean of academic affairs and emeritus professor of history at the University of New Orleans; Feb. 2, 2005.

1955

William H. Chandlee III C’55 G’62, Philadelphia, Jan. 24. A former location scout for Woodfall Film Productions in London, he later co-founded an antique shop in the Chestnut Hill district. He had served in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of first lieutenant.

Dr. Edmund A. Dabagian D’55, Franklin Lakes, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for many years; Aug. 13. He had served in the US Navy.

Brenton W. Harries WG’55, Poinciana, Fla., president and CEO from 1973 to 1981 of Standard & Poor, during New York’s fiscal crisis of 1975; Dec. 26. He later served as chair, while holding senior posts in its parent company, McGraw-Hill, until retiring in 1987.

Richard B. Keller W’55, Branford, Conn., a certified public accountant; Feb. 4.

Dr. Robert J. Levey D’55, Scarsdale, N.Y., Sept. 4.

Paul A. Rotenberg W’55, Batavia, N.Y., retired owner of a furniture store; Dec. 22.

Hon. Ralph F. Scalera L’55, Beaver, Pa., a retired US district judge for western Pennsylvania; Jan. 27. In 1970 he was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. He had served in the US Army as a special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps at the Pentagon.

Dr. Stephen Wotman D’55, Cleveland, a former dean of the dental school at Case Western Reserve University; Oct. 16. He had served as a captain with the US Army in Germany.

1956

Robert C. Ackerman W’56, Youngstown, Ohio, a retired certified public accountant; April 21, 2010. He served in the US Army, 1957-58.

Dr. Roger G. Boylan M’56,
Tempe, Ariz., a retired physician, who had helped planning and building of Desert Samaritan Hospital; Jan. 31.

Daniel D. Maltese C’56,
Cinnaminson, N.J., July 9. He had retired from M. A. Bruder & Sons. At Penn he was a member of the varsity track and cross country teams, and Kappa Sigma fraternity.

1957

Col. Joseph D. Belzile D’57, Chester, Va., retired chief of oral pathology, oral medicine, and diagnostic service at several army hospitals; March 9, 2009.

Dr. Francis M. Betts W’57 GrEd’77, Pinehurst, N.C., a former administrator at the University and later the deputy executive director of ASCD, the educational organization; Feb. 8, 2010. At Penn he was a member of the heavyweight crew team that, under the leadership of the legendary Joe Burk W’34 Hon’88, won the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1955.

Kenneth E. Dietrich II G’57, Beverly, Md., a former dean of students and assistant headmaster at West Nottingham Academy; Dec. 6.

Hon. James F. McClure L’57, Lewisburg, Pa., a US senior judge for central Pennsylvania; Dec. 17.

Jane K. Robinson DH’57, Bear, Del., Jan. 24, 2010.

Brig. Gen. William R. Sarber Jr. WG’57, Yorktown, Va., Sept. 6, 2003. He had retired from the US Army.

1958

Dr. Charles H. Wingert M’58 GM’62, Bellefont, Pa., a retired dermatologist; Jan. 23. He served in the US Air Force, 1958-60.

1959

Dr. George Andrews GD’59, Naples, Fla., Dec. 14, 2009.

Will McAdam GEE’59,
Blue Bell, Pa., retired director of research operations at Leeds & Northrup; Jan. 26, 2011. During World War II he was a US Army officer with a mobile radar unit in Europe; he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Bronze Star.
 

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1960

George F. Robinson L’60, Seneca, S.C., a retired attorney for CT Corp.; Dec. 23.

Merle Kramer Spellman CW’60,
Cherry Hill, N.J., May 9, 2010.

1961

Rev. Rollin R. Evelan G’61, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired Lutheran minister who had served parishes in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Middletown, and Enola; Aug. 5.

Dr. Frederick S. Loder D’61,
Pittsford, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Rochester; Oct. 2.

Dr. Leonard P. Majikas SW’61,
Millsboro, Del., former executive director of a family-counseling and mental-health clinic, and a licensed medical hypnotherapist; June 29, 2009.

1962

Dr. Harold N. Cooledge Gr’62, Clemson, S.C., the retired Alumni Professor in the School of Architecture, Art, and Humanities at Clemson University; Jan. 27. His publications include Samuel Sloan, Architect of Philadelphia, 1815-1884 (2009).

Rev. Richard L. Gerard G’62,
Stillwater, Minn., a retired Episcopal priest who had served parishes in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and, Minnesota; Jan. 26.

Dr. Hamilton I. Rothrock Jr. GEE’62 GrE’68,
Keyport, N.J., Oct. 29. A retired systems engineer for Bell Laboratories.

1963

David L. Waring WG’63, Lake Oswego, Ore., Feb. 9. He had worked in the iron and steel industry.

Barbara A. Weaver DH’63,
New Castle, Del., Oct. 30.

Dr. Alan H. Wolson C’63,
Allentown, Pa., an associate professor of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University and Hershey Medical School; Jan. 17.

1964

Henry S. Hilles Jr. L’64, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Jan. 12. He had chaired the business-law section of the Philadelphia Bar.

Sen. Michael A. O’Pake L’64,
Reading, Pa., Democratic whip of the state Senate, who was the longest-serving member of the legislature; Dec. 27.

Dan S. Petty WG’64,
Dallas, Jan. 11. He was a past president of the North Texas Commission.

R. Bradley Vest EE’64,
Aliquippa, Pa., a retired manager in the steel industry; Oct. 30.

1965

Dr. James L. Grace Jr. GrEd’65, Manchester, N.H., a retired dean and business law professor at Southern New Hampshire University; Sept. 21.

Ralph T. Wright WG’65,
Erie, Pa., retired president of Reed Manufacturing; Dec. 27.

1966

Charles P. Lee C’66, Narragansett, R.I., a vice president at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Providence and New York; Dec. 10. At Penn he was a member of the men’s soccer and hockey teams.

Dr. Lewis D. Yecies C’66 M’71,
Watertown, N.Y., a former assistant professor of rheumatology and clinical immunology at SUNY Stony Brook Jan. 23.

1968

Adelaide J. Hinton Nu’68, Brooksville, Fla., the retired acting general director of the Daroff division of Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; Nov. 24.

Allen B. Reed III WG’68, Virginia Beach, Va., the founder of Fiber-Lam Inc.; Dec. 19.

1969

Larry L. Garrett GEd’69, Sewickley, Pa., a retired headmaster of a number of private schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Dec. 28.

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1971

Reiko Nakawatase Gaspar GEd’71, Philadelphia, a retired teacher for the Philadelphia School District; Jan. 19.

Eileen Philbin Gunter Nu’71, Doylestown, Pa., a retired captain with the US Public Health Service; Dec. 8.

Michael W. Lower C’71, Baltimore, Feb. 11.

Dr. John C. Riely Gr’71, Newton Centre, Mass., a former professor of English at Boston University; Jan. 22. He specialized in 18th-century literature.

1972

Dr. Phyllis C. Kaniss CW’72, Philadelphia, Dec. 17. See sidebar.

Dr. Jane Boyle Knowles Gr’72,
Madison, Wis., former associate director of international agriculture programs at the University of Wisconsin; Aug. 17.

Lynnette Wright Omar CW’72,
Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 1, 2009.

1973

Dr. Lawrence R. Beaber Gr’73, Lawrenceville, N.J., a retired history specialist with the ETS organization, Dec. 22.

Dr. Ronald E. Warner Gr’73, Winter Springs, Fla., retired manager of design engineering at the Westinghouse Corp.; June 29.

1975

P. Alan Bulliner L’75, New York, the retired associate general counsel and corporate secretary of the old Bell Atlantic Corp.; Jan. 11.

Kenneth S. Girard C’75, Annapolis, Md., Oct. 22.

1977

Patrick E. Dillon WG’77, Madison, Wis., Jan. 25. After a long career with Motorola, he founded company that supplied wireless radio systems.

Robert D. Tye WG’77,
Darien, Conn., principal of Deca Corp, a financial advisory firm; Jan. 12.

1978


Richard N. Berman C’78, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., Jan. 29.

Dr. Robert B. Chastant GD’78, New Iberia, La., an orthodontist; Dec. 13.


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1982

Dr. Stephen M. Woodard V’82, Waterbury Center, Vt., a homeopathic veterinarian; Jan. 13.

1985

Alexander T. Nishimura C’85, Virginia Beach, Va., a flight navigational officer in the US Navy; Dec. 21.

1988

Keith F. Barket WG’88, New York, Dec. 22.

1989

Stefanie L. Verkauf C’89, Miami, Dec. 4.

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1991

William M. Carr WEv’91, Philadelphia, an auditor with the City Controller’s Office; Aug. 11.

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2005

Georgianna J. Daugherty L’05, Wilmington, Del., a language teacher at A.I. DuPont High School; Jan. 30.

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Faculty and Staff


Dr. Leonard J. Abell. See Class of 1939.

Dr. F. Gerard Adams, Newton, Mass., emeritus professor of economics; Jan. 15. Known as Jerry, he was earlier a business economist in the petroleum industry. After coming to Penn in 1961, he worked with Dr. Lawrence Klein, the Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus, to create the Wharton Model, one of the first econometric forecasting models using computers to simulate the world economy. He was then a principal investigator on the Link Model, which contributed to Dr. Klein’s Nobel Prize in 1980. Dr. Adams served as director of the Economics Research Unit at Penn and, with Klein, he was one of the founding members of Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates. A recipient of several teaching awards, he also chaired the Faculty Senate, 1987-88. After a 37-year-career at Penn, he became the McDonald Professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston, completing his final teaching assignment last December. In recent years he was also a member of the Newton Economic Development Commission, and served on the Newton Centre Task Force. He wrote more than 250 research articles and a dozen books, including The Business Forecasting Revolution, Macroeconomics for Business and Society, and East Asia and the New Economy. In December he submitted his most recent manuscript, Globalization and the New Economy, for publication. One of his daughters is Leslie A. Martin WG’83.

Dr. Francis M. Betts. See Class of 1957.

John Lott Brown, Tampa, Fla., former associate professor of physiology in the Medical School; Jan. 16. He joined Penn as an assistant professor in 1955. He served as an associate professor, 1961-65, when he left Penn to hold administrative positions at Kansas State University and the University of Rochester. From 1978 to 1988 he was president of the University of South Florida.

Morris L. Cohen, New Haven, Conn., former associate professor of law, and librarian of the Biddle Law Library from 1963 to 1971; Dec. 18. After abandoning a career as a practicing lawyer, he went on to direct the law libraries at four universities, including Penn, Harvard, and Yale. His fascination with legal history resulted in a six-volume Bibliography of Early American Law, which he had compiled for 35 years. At his death he was emeritus professor of law at Yale. The computer catalog at Yale is known as “Morris.” His published works include Law: The Art of Justice, A Guide to the Early Reports of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Legal Research in a Nutshell, a book that inspired one student at Penn to type her term paper on onion skin and insert it into a walnut shell. The annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition at Penn is named in his honor.

Dr. George W. Deitz III. See Class of 1950.

Dr. Zachary B. Freidenberg. See Class of 1949.

Dr. John O. Honnold Jr., Kennett Square, Pa., the William A. Schnader Professor Emeritus of Commercial Law; Jan. 21. He was a member of the Penn Law faculty from 1946 to 1969, and again from 1974 until his retirement in 1984; he continued teaching as an emeritus professor until 1993. His contributions to the law school include building a graduate program in law. Also known for his work in the field of legal reform, he was instrumental during the 1950s in preparing, and later defending, the Sales Articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. Dr. Honnold represented the United States at the International Conference on the Unification of Commercial Law in 1964. When the United Nations established a Commission on International Trade Law in 1969, he served as chief of its legal staff, from 1969 to 1974. He returned to Penn in 1974, but continued working for the commission; in 1980 the protocol was adopted by the UN. Also an advocate for using the law to effect social change, Dr. Honnold volunteered as chief counsel in the Mississippi Office of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law in 1965, and went on to serve on the board of the American Friends Service Committee. Dr. Honnold co-wrote Sales Transactions: Domestic and International Law and Security Interests in Personal Property. Among his many honors were a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Dr. Thomas R. Kadesch, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., interim chair and professor of genetics at Penn Medicine; Jan. 12. He joined the University in 1984 as an assistant professor of human genetics and an assistant investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was promoted to associate professor and associate investigator in 1990; he became a full professor in 1996. Dr. Kadesch specialized in how cells control the expression of their genes, with a focus on the Notch signaling pathway. Editor of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology from 1992 to 1996, he was also a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A graduate prize in genetic research has been established at the Medical School in his honor.

Dr. John Stuart Katz, Philadelphia, a film writer, scholar, and producer-director who for 10 years taught film studies in the Department of English and later taught arts administration in the Wharton School; Nov. 26. After a 40-year career at York University in Toronto, Dr. Katz came to Penn in 1997. Here he was instrumental in building the film-studies program and taught the Penn-in-Cannes course, held during the famous festival. He was a consultant to the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema. His publications include Perspectives on the Study of Film (1971), Image Ethics (1988), and Image Ethics in the Digital Age (2003), as well as many articles and reviews. He also produced and directed documentary films, including the award-winning Rubin, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art. His wife is Joan A. Saltzman G’70 (see “Heart, Soul, and Kidney” in “Alumni Profiles,” May|June 2007).

Dr. Howard U. Kremer. See Class of 1939.

Romulus Linney, Germantown, N.Y., playwright and former lecturer in the Department of English; Jan. 14. At Penn he lectured in playwriting and fiction from 1982 to 1995. He won an American Theatre Critics Association Prize for his Heathen Valley, which was produced at the Annenberg Center in the 1980s.

Dr. Detlef Mertins, Philadelphia, professor of architecture; Jan. 13. He joined the School of Design in 2003 as a full professor, also serving as department chair through 2008. Known for his research on the history and theory of modernism in architecture and urbanism, he was a pivotal figure in architectural education. His books include the English edition of Walter Curt Behrendt’s The Victory of the New Building Style, The Presence of Mies, and Metropolitan Mutations: The Architecture of Emerging Public Spaces. PennDesign is planning a fellowship to commemorate him.

C. Robert Paul Jr. See Class of 1939.

George E. Payne. See Class of 1948.

Dr. John A. Ruffini. See Class of 1946.

Ralph S. Spritzer, Tempe, Ariz., emeritus professor of law; Jan. 16. He joined the Penn faculty in 1968, after a full career in federal government service. His career before the US Supreme Court began in 1951; he argued more than 60 cases before the court, prevailing in the majority of them. Among the most notable was the widely publicized “sit-in” cases of 1964, which involved convictions under state criminal-trespass laws of African American men who had been refused service in restaurants or lunch counters and then remained on the premises after being asked to leave. His advocacy proved effective, and has been credited with helping preserve the momentum of the civil-rights movement until Congress addressed the public-accommodations issue in 1964 legislation. Before retiring from Penn in 1986, Professor Spritzer had taught courses including civil procedure and antitrust, served as faculty adviser to the Keedy Cup Competition, oversaw applications for judicial clerkships, and directed students in the indigent-prisoner litigation program. He co-wrote the casebook Introduction to Legal Method and Process. In retirement he moved to Arizona and became a visiting professor of law at Arizona State University College, where he taught until recently. His children are Ronald M. Spritzer L’81 and Pamela H. Spritzer C’85 G’86.

Dr. William H. Telfer, Falmouth, Mass., professor of biology at the University for 40 years; Nov. 6. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1954. Department chair, 1972-76, he was named the inaugural Class of 1939 Professor of Natural Science in 1991. He was a Guggenheim Fellow from 1960 to 1961 at Stanford University, which led to the publication of The Biology of Organisms, which he co-wrote in 1964. Dr. Telfer became an emeritus professor at Penn in 1994. An internationally known expert on biochemistry and physiology, he used the North American giant silk moth as a model to study egg development, raising the insects on the cherry trees in his backyard. In his later years at Penn, he pioneered a Stellar and Organic Evolution course taught with faculty from astronomy, geology and anthropology. His most recent publication, a review summarizing 100 years of research about egg formation in Lepidoptera, was published in the Journal of Insect Science in 2010. His son-in-law is Dr. Christopher D. Earl C’76.

 

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Dr. Phyllis C. Kaniss CW’72, Philadelphia, executive director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, former assistant dean at the Annenberg School for Communication, and creator and director of the Student Voices Project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Dec. 17. She was the author of The Media and the Mayor’s Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting (1995) and Making Local News (1991), as well as many articles for newspapers and magazines.

Phyllis and the Gazette went back a long way. The first piece she wrote for the magazine was a student column in May 1971, and the last was a thoughtful and deeply felt review of a book by an alumnus about caring for elderly parents in 2009. Her student columns sometimes had a note of elegy, though they were also funny and wry and full of life. She wrote about the passing of the Dirty Drug at 34th and Walnut streets, and when the Gazette celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, she read part of it aloud to an appreciative audience.

When she came to the Annenberg School in 1986 (after teaching in the regional-science and urban-studies departments), Kaniss soon cornered the scholarly market on local news media. Her work in that arena also led to a fine feature that she wrote for the Sep|Oct 1999 issue about a program she had designed that got Philadelphia high-school students involved in the 1999 Mayor’s race, using the Internet and bringing candidates and local news media into the classrooms. That program evolved into the Student Voices Project.

“Student Voices was a hell of a program, because Phyllis was one hell of an individual,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the APPC and former dean of the ASC, at a memorial service celebrating Kaniss’s life. “She came into my office one day with a really simple idea: she was going to bring mayoral candidates into classrooms, bring the media in to cover them, answering questions from students, and as a result create citizens. And out of that she created Student Voices …

“Phyllis Kaniss created moments in the lives of students and reporters and candidates and scholars and her friends and her family that made a difference in who they are and what they will do with the rest of their lives,” Jamieson added. “And that is an astonishing legacy, for which we all ought to be profoundly grateful.”

“So many of the friends and neighbors who joined us at Penn for the Celebration of Life event were astonished to hear about Phyllis’s vast accomplishments as a scholar,” noted her friend and colleague Amy Jordan ASC’86 Gr’90, director of the APPC’s media and the developing child sector, who organized the event. “Phyllis loved connecting people with one another. And she delighted in talking about and promoting the works of friends and colleagues. Of her own work, she was never boastful. Phyllis’s humility gave her a grace that made people comfortable and confident.”

 

     
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