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1920s

Dr. Robert A. Goodall D'21, Scranton, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there for 61 years; May 2, 1998.

Harold J. Richards W'25
, New York, April 20, 1998.

Dr. David Myers C'27,
Getzville, N.Y., a Philadelphia otolaryngologist who had founded the department of audiology at Temple University, which he headed from 1955 to 1962, and who served as chair of otolaryngology at Penn from 1964-71; May 6, 1998. He continued his private practice near the Temple campus until his retirement in 1988.

Dr. Louis L. Friedman GM'28,
Las Vegas, November 25, 1994.

Louis F. Floge Ed'29,
New Hope, Pa., August 28, 1997.

Albert F. Fries WEF'29,
Gaithersburg, Md., December 8, 1996.

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1930s

John A. Gallagher C'30 L'33, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., an attorney; December 27, 1997.

Arthur Hertzfeld Ed'30 G'32, Bethesda, Md., retired director of business and vocational education for the Philadelphia school district, where he had worked for 44 years; October 5, 1997. He also was a past president of the Eastern Business Teachers Association. And he had served as president of Penn's educational-alumni association. His wife, Dorothy R. Hertzfeld Ed'36, died on November 4, 1997; see below.

Lillian E. Lundgren Ed'30, Hatboro, Pa., a retired guidance counselor at Rush Middle School in Philadelphia; November 1997.

Dr. Frank J. Pandolfi C'30 G'31,
a retired South Philadelphia ophthalmologist, who had maintained a practice there for 40 years; May 12, 1998. He had originally set up as an obstetrician in Darby.

Howard S. Lewis WEv'31, Havertown, Pa., October 1981.

Dr. Todd O. Munson V'31, Weston, Mass., a retired veterinarian on the staff of Angell Memorial Hospital; May 1, 1998. He was among the first to recognize and treat canine Cushing's disease.

William M. Raynor EE'31, Naples, Fla., April 4, 1998.

Capt. John Cadwalader C'32 G'37 Gr'49, Blue Bell, Pa., May 24, 1998. He taught English at Penn for five years before joining the U.S. Navy in 1940. After the war he did not stay in the classroom after gaining his doctorate, but instead returned to the Navy. He was involved in the preparations and follow up to the International Geophysical Year, 1957-58, but he chiefly served in postings to Antarctica and the Arctic. His last was as commander of Project Coldfleet, a military-intelligence mission to an abandoned Soviet scientific station in the Arctic. He retired in 1963, but took hunting expeditions to the Yukon and British Columbia until he was in his early eighties.

Howard J. Boyer Jr. W'33, Atherton, Calif., March 27, 1998.

Dr. Burdette H. Koop D'33, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; January 26, 1997.

Murray E. Steeble W'33, Mission, Kan., January 1, 1998.

Ethel Towson Hake DH'33, York, Pa.

Eleanor E. Campion CCC'34,
Newton, Pa., January 6, 1998.

Florence Schwartz Davidow Ed'34 L'37,
Millville, N.J., a Philadelphia attorney; March 22, 1998. She shared a practice with her husband for many years; after his death in 1989, she maintained the practice until her death.

Edward R. Hopkins W'34, Madison, Conn., June 9, 1996.

Dr. Milton M. Nimaroff C'34 D'36,
Cranbury, N.J., a retired dentist; January 12, 1997.

Dr. Samuel F. Sackman D'34, Tarpon Springs, Fla., a retired dentist; May 5, 1995.

Fred M. Simon Jr. W'34, Elkins Park, Pa., June 23, 1995.

Mahlon H. Chew W'35,
Durham, N.C., a retired accountant for poultry farms; May 12, 1998.

Dr. James T. Kelly D'35, Honolulu, a retired dentist; September 1996.

James L. Clements W'36, Buffalo, N.Y., May 1998.

H. Robert Hanson ChE'36, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., founder and chair of The Hanson Company, manufacturers of industrial abrasives and grinding wheels; May 8, 1998. He was recognized for developing the approach of seeing metal removal and abrasion as a chemical process, rather than that of mere friction. He invented many of the particular applications and formulae used in his factories. He had served on the boards of the American Chemical Society and the American Ceramic Society. For more than 50 years he and his wife volunteered for the Brightmoor Community Center in Detroit.

Dorothy Rodin Hertzfeld Ed'36, a retired secondary-school English teacher who had served with the Philadelphia school system for more than 25 years; November 4, 1997. Her husband, Arthur Hertzfeld Ed'30 G'32, had died on October 5, 1997.

Roland B. Roberts W'36, Bellevue, Wash., a retired consultant on fire-protection engineering; May 10, 1998.

Dr. Leonard Simkins D'36, Philadelphia, Pa., a dentist who had practiced for more than 60 years; May 4, 1998. He had been an instructor at Penn, and at Temple University and the former Albert Einstein Hospital.

Dr. William J. B. Molinari C'37 D'41, Ambler, Pa., a retired dentist; June 21, 1997.

Mortimer D. Karger C'38, Boca Raton, Fla., March 30, 1998.

Otto G. Gansert C'39, Norristown, Pa., 1998.

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1940s 

Dr. Irving A. Fleshner D'40, Lake Worth, Fla., a retired dentist; September 21, 1997.

Col. John B. Henning Jr. W'40, Fairfax, Va., May 17, 1998. He had been a banker in Pennsylvania when he was recalled to military service in 1969, assigned to Washington as an adviser to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, and specializing in budgetary matters. He retired in 1973.

W. Daniel Kibler W'40, Indianapolis, owner of a trucking business; May 17, 1998.

Joe S. Snyder W'40, Tenafly, N.J., retired partner with a printing company who also served as finance chair on the local borough council; October 12, 1998. His dedicated work for senior-citizen groups earned him the Bergen County volunteer-of-the-year award for 1993.

Sidney H. McGarvey WEv'41 W'47, Venice, Fla., January 1995.

Dr. Phyllis Wagner Brandon CW'41, Pittsburgh, November 4, 1997.
 
L. Howard M. Gerson WEv'41, Willingboro, N.J., January 25, 1989.OR 1998.

James P. Lindsay WEv'41, Medford, N.J., April 4, 1998.

Dr. Harold L. Rosoff C'41, Peekskill, N.Y., a dentist; November 4, 1997.

Elsie Mitchell Bird Ed'42,
Avon, Conn., retired librarian at the Watkinson School in West Hartford; May 12, 1998.

Edwin G. Fiedler Jr. C'42 L'45, Whiting, N.J., an attorney; May 15, 1998.

Paul C. Harbeson Ar'42, Philadelphia, a retired partner in the architectural firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson; May 6, 1998. He participated in more than 30 bridge and highway construction projects, and more than 20 historical restorations, including Carpenters Hall in Olde City Philadelphia and the Valley Forge Memorial Arch. Since he retired in 1984, he was a consultant on bridge projects around the country and for the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Dr. Bernard B. Reider C'42 D'43,
Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist; December 7, 1997.

Norman L. Burnam W'43 WG'47, Los Angeles, April 21, 1998.

Dr. Herbert S. Doolittle Jr. V'43,
Tucson, Ariz., November 18, 1997. A veterinarian, he had owned a predominantly small-animal practice in Darien, Conn.

Dr. Arthur R. Gemberling Jr. V'43, Woodstown, N.J., a retired veterinarian; November 1997.

John S. Haverstick GME'43, Stockton, N.J., September 1995.

Miles W. Kirkpatrick L'43, Wayne, Pa., retired partner and chair of the executive committee of the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who had also served as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, 1970-73; May 2, 1998. His appointment to the FTC came after the report of an ABA committee on the operations of the commission he had headed: this report concluded the FTC should undergo radical internal changes or be abolished. During his three years there, the commission underwent major reshaping.

Dr. Albert I. Sabot D'43, New York, a dentist; August 29, 1991.

Dr. Nicholas S. Gimbel M'44,
Princeton, N.J., a retired surgeon; May 25, 1998.

Dr. Martin Horn D'44, Long Beach, N.Y., a dentist; February 10, 1998.

James R. Stewart W'45, Citrus Heights, Calif., March 27, 1998.

Dr. Allen E. Mondros D'46, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a dentist; September 15, 1995.

Dr. Stephen R. Shivy D'46, Kingston, Pa., August 3, 1997.

Rev. Joyce M. Frantz Ed'48,
Mineola, N.Y., March 9, 1998.

Clarence P. Halstead GEd'48, Falls Church, Va., July 14, 1997.

Philip M. Hammett L'48,
Philadelphia, a retired attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, who specialized in corporate and antitrust litigation; May 12, 1998.

Hon. Daniel J. Huyett III L'48, Reading, Pa., a federal district-court judge for Eastern Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1995 who oversaw the evolution of Pennsylvania's abortion-restriction law; May 1, 1998. At one time he himself became an issue in the controversy, when the state attorney general asked him to disqualify himself on the grounds he was in favor of abortion rights. Judge Huyett dismissed the petition (1993), noting that "a fair scrutiny of my decisions throughout the history of this litigation confirms that I have merely attempted to follow the developing Supreme Court precedent on this issue, even at the cost of reversing my prior holdings."

Dr. James H. Mangels Jr. D'48, New Canaan, Conn., a dentist; March 7, 1998.

Charles J. Michaels EE'48, Phoenix, March 22, 1998.

Thomas J. Nevin WEv'48, Jenkintown, Pa., August 30, 1996.

Sumner L. Peirce EE'48, Blue Bell, Pa., August 11, 1994.

Alan R. Piperberg W'48,
York, Pa., December 2, 1997. He was a semi-retired real estate dealer.

W. E. Schubert Jr. L'48, Wynnewood, Pa., a Philadelphia attorney; May 22, 1998. He served on the board of Villanova University. He also served as an attorney for a number of Roman Catholic religious orders. During the Second World War, he served with Patton's Fourth Armored Division, and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was wounded in France, but after being hospitalized in Britain, he returned to his unit to be part of the occupying force in Germany.

Murray G. Vick W'48, Burnside, Ill.

Dr. J. Francis Burke D'49 GD'57, Lansdale, Pa., March 6, 1997.

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1950s

Stan Chern W'50, Narberth, Pa., retired president of Crawford Ring Company; April 30, 1998.

Louis L. Festen C'50, Henderson, Nev., January 6, 1998.

Earl W. Jenkins Jr. WEv'50, Abington, Pa., March 23, 1998.

Dr. Richard T. Silvers M'50, Cleveland, a physician.

J. Richard Eshleman W'51, Pittsburgh, former chair of Landmark Savings Association; February 12. He became chair of Landmark, the second-largest thrift in the city in 1980; by 1991 he had tripled its size by buying up less healthy ones. However, with the tighter regulation after the increasing failures of S&Ls, Landmark fell out of compliance and was sold to Integra Financial Corp., where he served as executive vice president until 1993. He spent recent years fly-fishing and auditing a broad range of courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to Landmark, he was a partner in the local office of Arthur Young & Co., setting up its S&L audit practice. He was also a devoted supporter of local opera and classical-music groups.

Daniel A. Spatz L'51, Coatesville, Pa., an attorney; March 25, 1988.

Edward T. Tisdall WG'51,
Blue Bell, Pa., retired co-owner of a building-materials company; May 20, 1998.

Joseph A. Donahue WEv'52, Philadelphia, retired deputy controller for the Delaware Joint Toll Bridge Commission, based in Morrisville, Pa., and which operates 20 bridges over the upper Delaware River; May 5, 1998.

Shirley K. Wilson Nu'52 GNu'63, Pittsburgh, February 22, 1998.

Mildred Choi Bowen G'53, Blacksburg, W.Va., a retired chemist with Union Carbide in Charleston; May 19, 1998.

Raymond L. Withers WEv'53, Wayne, Pa.

Dr. Morton Benson Gr'54
, Havertown, Pa., emeritus professor and chair of Slavic languages who published the world's first English/Serbo-Croatian dictionaries; July 21, 1998. He served as department chair from 1966 to 1974, and he served as undergraduate chair, 1977-80 and 1990-95. He published eight books, including the University Press's editions of his Serbo-Croatian dictionaries, and another dictionary that was widely praised, The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English: A Guide to Word Combinations.

Donald T. Nolan WG'55, Scranton, Pa., December 5, 1996.

Dr. Mendal Forrest Vanvalin D'55, Williamsport, Pa., a dentist; October 17, 1997.

Arnold L. Baum WG'56, New York, September 27, 1997.

Thomas E. Boss WG'56, Brentwood, Calif., August 1997.

Nancy Campbell Fulford CW'56, Allentown, Pa., retired associate dean of arts and sciences at Lehigh University; May 20, 1998.

Nolan L. Veal G'57, Philadelphia, retired head of languages at South Philadelphia High School; May 3, 1998.

Dr. Thomas A. Gaskin Jr. C'58, Lafayette Hill, Pa., professor of mathematics at St. Joseph's University for 33 years; April 28, 1998.

George D. Knapp L'58, Blue Bell, Pa., an attorney; May 10, 1998.

Dr. James Winston Sapp Jr. GM'59, Camarillo, Calif., a physician; September 12, 1995.

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1960s

Dora V. Spiegelburd SW'60, Philadelphia, July 14, 1997.

Helen A. Heckert SW'61, New York, June 14, 1997.

Dr. Harvey P. Rossinow D'61, Cedar Grove, N.J., a dentist; July 7, 1997.

John P. Davine WG'62, Tamaqua, Pa., July 3, 1995.

Alan H. Franklin WG'63, Ft. Lee, N.J., November 24, 1995.

Ralph M. Gray WG'63, Chester, N.J., December 1, 1997.

Wolcott W. Robinson Jr. C'63, New York, November 7, 1997.

Derek V. Stern C'63, London, 1993.

Dr. Robert A. Hadley Gr'64, Washington, associate professor of ancient European history at George Washington University; May 12, 1998.

Dr. Rockie E. Pancerella D'64, Shenandoah, Pa., a dentist, 1998.

Dr. Stanley M. K. Chung GM'66, Honolulu, head of orthopedic surgery and pediatric surgery at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women; April 21, 1998. He had been an instructor and later an associate professor at Penn.

John E. Eklof WG'67, Conroe, Tex., assistant vice president of the Coastal Corporation; September 14, 1996.

Ivan Shandor W'67 WG'68
, Lake Forest, Ill., April 30, 1997.

Ronald S. Chirlin C'68, Washington, April 12, 1998.

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1970s

Brendan J. G. Thompson G'71, Whanganui, New Zealand, January 25, 1996.

Dr. Craig J. Hart C'73, Short Hills, N.J., a physician at Rahway Hospital; July 13, 1997, in an accident.

Mark J. Caplan L'77, Wilmington, Del., an attorney with the DuPont Company; July 4, 1997.

Rodney J. Williams C'77, Houston.

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1980s

Marcia Fraikorn Witten C'80, Heathrow, Fla., January 19, 1998. Working in corporate finance, she founded a local investment club for women.

Dr. Kathy Ng Wong C'83, Havertown, Pa., a physician, 1998.

Curt P. Olbricht C'86, Anaheim, Calif., April 26, 1998. He had served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot; recently he was an entrepreneur and business owner.

1990s

Owen Farbman C'97, Pound Ridge, N.Y., May 17, 1998

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Morton Benson. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Ann Hill Beuf, Boulder, Colo., former professor of sociology and undergraduate chair who had directed the Women's Studies Program from 1976 to 1982; May 9, 1998, after a 25-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Joining the faculty in 1970, she was a popular teacher and won the Lindback award for outstanding teaching in 1981. She received a Fulbright scholarship, and served on a Congressional fact-finding mission to China. In 1982 she left Penn and took a teaching position at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., for at least 10 years. Dr. Beuf wrote Biting Off the Bracelet: Red Children in White America and Beauty is the Beast.

Capt. John Cadwalader. See Class of 1932.

Dr. Stanley M. K. Chung. See Class of 1966.

Dr. David Myers. See Class of 1927.

Dr. Leonard Simkins. See Class of 1936.

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