Previous issue's obituaries
Walter E. Carter, W'23, Potomac, Md., a retired executive in his family's firm that operated commissaries for industrial and retail companies; December 7. He and his four brothers had owned Parkway Motor Co., a Ford dealership in Georgetown, and acquired an interest in Fussell-Young Ice Cream Co., before establishing the commissary firm.
Jules L. Levinstein, W'24, Chicago, owner of a lumber company; January 3. He had served on the boards of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Drexel Home for the Aged, and the East Hyde Park Association.
Harold D. Greenwell, L'27, Villanova, Pa., a longtime lawyer and civic leader; December 29. He had practiced estate planning and public administration law for 55 years before retiring in 1983.
Wallace Gill Jr., W'28, Haverford, Pa., December 9.
Dr. Francis P. Huf, C'28, D'30, Upper Darby, Pa., January 1998. A retired dentist and oral surgeon, he had practiced dentistry for over 60 years until his retirement in 1990.
Carroll Westgate, W'28, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Samuel Grafton, C'29, L'32, New York City, December 2.
William F. McTeague, ChE'29, Philadelphia, November 7.
Dr. Stanley J. Rugel, C'29, M'31, Wyncote, Pa., a physician who had practiced in Philadelphia for 55 years; December 11.
Richard C. Stone, WEv'29, Linwood, N.J., September 1.
Dr. Robert M. Wolff, M'29, Clearwater, Fla., an ear, nose, and throat specialist and former chief of staff at Morton Plant Hospital; December 14. To defray expenses while in medical school, he had played banjo with local bands; he had been a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America.
Leon S. Westgate, W'29, Oxford, Pa., January 23.
Dr. John K. Caldwell, M'30, Kansas City, Mo., a retired physician; November 29, 1995.
Dr. Harry E. Huston Jr., C'30, D'34, Huntingdon, Pa., a dentist who had practiced for almost 50 years; December 5. During the Second World War, he was awarded two Bronze Stars while serving with the U.S. Army Air Force in the Normandy invasion.
Jerome L. Klaff, W'30, L'33, Owings Mills, Md., a retired attorney; January 6, 1995.
Alice Horrax Schell, FA'30, Sarasota, Fla., March 1993.
Dr. Matthew C. Catuna, C'31, D'35, Castine, Maine, a retired dentist; June 1997.
Dr. Paul A. Mankovich, C'31, Latrobe, Pa., a retired physician; November 5.
The Hon. Edward Rosenwald, W'31, L'34, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired senior judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; January 4. He had a private law practice for nearly 40 years before being appointed to the bench. He was a deputy attorney general for the Public Utility Commission, an assistant district attorney, and later, an assistant city solicitor. (At that time, such service did not preclude maintaining a private practice.) He was also founder and editor of the Philadelphia County Reporter, which summarized opinions of the Philadelphia County judges.
A. Harry Levitan, C'32, L'35, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; September 24.
Donald P. MacLeod, W'32, Clayton, Ga., January 1.
Paul A. Muehlman, Ar'32, Colmar, Pa., October 1996.
Robert N. Richardson, FA'32, Monroe, Ohio. After 42 years with Armco, Inc., in Ashland then Middletown, he retired as director of operation controls.
Dr. Robert C. Mehan, V'33, Valley View, Pa., a retired veterinarian; March 6, 1997.
Dorothy Stanert Race, Ed'33, Media, Pa., January 14.
Donald S. Drain, WEv'34, Ocean City, N.J., a retired bank officer who had been employed by the old Provident National Bank for 49 years; December 26.
Emma M. Levengood, Ed'34, Philadelphia, a retired schoolteacher who had taught for nearly 40 years in the Philadelphia School District; January 22.
Lillian Rosenthal Rubinoff, Ed'34, Haverford, Pa., January 14.
Henry R. Rust, W'34, Philadelphia, November 28, 1996.
Sidney Simon, W'34, Shaker Heights, Ohio, retired president of M&D Simon Co., a clothing company; January 17. Retiring in 1986 after 35 years with that company, he established his own consulting firm, became active with community and civic organizations, and returned to school.
C. Raymond Smyth, W'34, Paoli, Pa., September 7.
Justus C. Brick, W'35, Medford, N.J., founder of a real estate agency; August 8.
C. Belmont Faries, C'35, Livingston, Mont., a retired news editor for The Washington Star who for 26 years wrote its Sunday stamp column; January 19. Beyond his stamp column, he also wrote about medals and rare coins, and briefly, was a White House correspondent. His stamp column led to his appointment to the U.S. Postal Service's Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, which reviews and recommends stamp subjects. After serving as its chair for 15 years, he retired in 1992.
Dr. Victor S. Hirsch, C'35, M'39, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., a retired physician; November 1.
Dr. Lewis Lehrer, C'35, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired physician; August 15.
Daniel F. Marple II, L'35, Sherborn, Mass., an attorney; February 7, 1997.
Mary Starkey Slack, Ed'35, Sinking Spring, Pa., November 19.
George L. McCalla, W'36, Jamesburg, N.J., November 1.
Malcolm C. McDowell, W'36, November 19.
Nicholas M. Menna, WEv'36, CGS'58, Philadelphia, December 27, 1991.
Samuel J. Canale, C'37, Havertown, Pa., November 21.
Leonard Coblentz, ChE'37, Hershey, Pa., October 1993.
Dr. Sarah Dowlin Jones, CW'37, G'39, Gr'54, Cockeysville, Md., a retired professor of English and librarian at Goucher College who had served as head of reference at Penn's Van Pelt Library; November 28. She had spent several years in the U.S. Information Service library in London. She had graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Robert D. Lowry, W'37, Little Rock, Ark., retired president and chair of the National Equity Life Insurance Agency, then, chair of the Old Lines Insurance Company, when the two merged; January 11. He had served on the board of Channel 11-TV in Little Rock, involving himself with the management of the station. And he served on the board of Little Rock University, the board of the Little Rock Port Authority, as well as local banks and civic associations.
Jose L. De Pedroso, W'38, Bryn Mawr, Pa., October 17.
Charles Edman Jr., W'38, Phoenix, December 6, 1996.
Cmdr. Zane Hoffman Jr., WEv'38, Daphne, Ala., retired from 28 years of service with the U.S. Navy; May 17, 1996. He had also been employed by McDonnell-Douglas.
Capt. Kenneth L. Jeffery Jr., W'38, Arlington, Va., November 16.
Agnes C. Kelley, WEF'38, Scranton, Pa., December 15, 1989.
Virginia Richmond Kenyon, NEd'38, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 1, 1993.
William A. King, W'38, Wheeling, W.Va., President of Genvine Parts Co.; February 12, 1997.
Robert S. Lee, W'38, Philadelphia, retired auto dealer; December 9. Unable, during the Second World War, to serve in the military owing to health reasons, he aided the war effort by inventing a machine that automatically assembled boxes for large munitions. After the war he founded Colonial Motors, a car dealership and one of the country's first leasing companies. Later, he founded Robert Lee Pontiac and Penn Jersey Subaru. He was an avid collector of fine art, and supported the work of younger artists; he had once studied painting at the Barnes Foundation. He was a trustee of the Balch Institute and of the Academy of Sciences. And he had served on the board of the old Pennsylvania Opera Theater.
Stanley Schneider, W'38, King of Prussia, Pa., April 7, 1996.
Lawrence L. Stevens Jr., W'38, L'41, Edgewater Park, N.J., an attorney; November 19, 1996.
Lawrence T. Weagle, C'38, Monroe, N.Y., May 16, 1997.
Dr. John F. Worthington Jr., W'38, Cape May Court House, N.J., a retired educator; January 1. After graduating from Wharton he attended the Philadelphia School of Textiles to learn more about weaving and milling processes in order to help with his father's trade. At age 40, he returned to school to earn his master's degree, and later, a doctorate in education. He taught junior high school in Bucks County (Pa.), and then went on to become a professor at Ryder University in Lawrenceville, N.J. After his retirment in 1977, he and his wife operated the Stewart's Root Beer Food Stand and Motel in Seaville. An avid carpenter, he also renovated old houses as a hobby. His family noted that, "In keeping with his school spirit, he wore his Penn tie the day of his viewing."
William H. Kinney, PSW'39, Easton, Pa., December 3.
Joseph W. Swain Jr., C'39, L'42, a Philadelphia trial attorney who was a partner with the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads for over 40 years until his retirement in 1992; December 23. He remained of counsel with the firm until his death.
Charles R. Evans, W'40, Fairfield, Conn., September 29, 1987.
Robert C. Mabry, W'40, Fairport, N.Y., head of an insurance agency; January 14.
Gardner B. Ostrander, W'40, Kingston, N.Y., a retired accountant; January 2.
Dr. Richard N. Yamane, GM'40, Honolulu, a retired physician; January 3, 1995.
Diana Goodman Harris, Ed'41, Rydal, Pa., a sculptor and former teacher; January 6. For 10 years she had taught commercial subjects in the Philadelphia School District before retiring to pursue sculpting. She had studied art at the Barnes Foundation.
Marjorie Speer Hetherington, Ed'41, Media, Pa., a former grade-school teacher.
Jane Leary Bushman, Ed'42, Los Altos, Calif., December 18.
Everett S. Clymer, W'42, Devon, Pa., November 18.
Andrew J. Jubanyik, C'42, G'48, Oneida, N.Y., a retired manager of consumer-marketing research for Oneida Ltd.; August 2.
Russell J. Perel, W'42, Memphis, a jeweler; January 19. President of his family's jewelry business for 20 years, he stayed on as chair until it closed in 1992; the 103-year-old retail-jewelry company was Tennessee's largest chain of jewelry stores. He served on the board of the Leo Levi Hospital in Hot Springs. In his late teens and early 20s, he was a Tennessee Golden Gloves boxing champion.
James A. Trewin, WG'42, Richardson, Tex., 1997.
Daniel R. Bernstein, W'43, SW'50, Camp Hill, Pa, November 2.
Stanley B. Conklin, C'43, Freehold, N.J., retired coordinator of science for a local school district; December 15.
Dr. Myron Forman, C'43, GM'51, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a physician; February 20, 1996.
Charles N. Gangemi, CCC'43, West Chester, Pa., a retired research chemist for the Reichold Chemical Corp; November 1984.
Frank D. Harner, WEv'43, Drexel Hill, Pa., December 11, 1996.
Richard I. Hirsch, W'43, Phoenix, a retired business consultant; November 27.
Albert C. Jung, WEv'43, CCC'52, Fallsington, Pa., a retired personnel officer for the U.S. Navy's Defense Industrial Supply Corp.; January 16.
Richard C. J. Kitto, L'43, Jenkintown, Pa., an attorney; December 5. He practiced law for over 50 years, concentrating in corporate and general practice law.
Dr. Richard V. Lynch Jr., M'43, Morgantown, W.Va., a professor of medicine at West Virginia University; November 17.
Dr. Richard T. Myers, M'43, Winston-Salem, N.C., emeritus professor and chair of surgery at Wake Forest University until 1986; October 24. He was a founding member of the Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Wake Forest endowed a professorship in his name for the head of its surgery department.
I. David Pincus, L'43, Philadelphia, an attorney for the last 54 years; May 7, 1997. Besides running his law practice, he was also a real estate and investment counselor.
Dr. John Crozier Todd, M'43, Lake Bluff, Ill., a physician; April 3, 1997.
S. Newton Feldman, EE'44, New York City, September 1997.
Mayer B. Weinstein, C'44, Wynnewood, Pa., founder and retired partner of two hardware-supply businesses in Southwest Philadelphia; January 1998. After retiring in 1987, he turned his interest to sculpting, and won awards in several local juried shows.
George W. Griffiths, WG'46, Danville, Ky., April 20, 1997.
George E. Mellgard, WG'47, Pittsburgh, December 9.
Dr. George W. Bond Jr, GrEd'48, Grantham, N.H., a retired professor of education at the State University of New York at New Paltz; December 17. He was a longtime ham radio operator.
David H. Engle, WEv'48, Southbury, Conn., a retired officer with the old Aetna Life And Casualty Insurance Company; December 17. After his retirement, he continued working as a consultant in the insurance industry.
Dr. John J. McCann, D'48, Berwyn, Pa., a retired dentist; October 12.
Dr. Philip K. Boyer, M'49, Alloway, N.J., a physician; November 7, 1996.
Nathan Pergament, WEv'49, Philadelphia, January 19, 1997.
Bruce W. Wallace, W'49, Paradise Valley, Ariz., November 23.
Prof. George A. Harris, GEd'50, Lanham-Seabrook, Md., a retired professor of educational statistics at Villanova University who had served as chair of its education department during the 1960s and 1970s; January 14. He was co-founder of Delaware County (Pa.) Community College. He taught at Villanova for 35 years.
Thomas J. Giblin, WEv'51, Conshohocken, Pa., who rose from clerk to vice president and comptroller of the old Reading Railroad Company; January 16. He had spent more than 40 years with the company before retiring in 1981.
Dr. Calvin C. Mitchener, GM'51, Charlotte, N.C., a dermatologist; November 15.
John M. Quinn, L'51, Erie, Pa., an attorney; December 27.
Jeanne D. Beskrone, SW'52, Phoenix, June 7.
Rev. Andrew M. Yoggy Jr., C'52, Killeen, Tex., January 1992.
Dr. Robert R. MacMurray, WG'53, Gr'70, Malvern, Pa., September 21.
Russell R. Wightman, GEE'53, Mission, Tex., May 6, 1997.
Adolph E. Crescenzi, CCC'54, Springfield, Pa., March 1997.
Bert M. Jacobson, C'54, Harrison, N.Y., October 30.
Lewis Kates, C'54, L'59, Wyncote, Pa., an attorney specializing in eminent-domain law; January 1. After working in the City Solicitor's Office in Philadelphia, he went into private practice. He represented many owners whose properties were taken for various Center City projects. In recent years, he represented residents of Centralia, Pa., who wish to remain in their homes despite the underground coal fires.
Mary B. Michie, SW'55, Tilghman, Md., 1985.
Dr. William M. Miller, M'55, Sacramento, an obstetrician who delivered an estimated 10,000 babies during his over 30-year career; January 2.
Edward L. Silverberg, W'57, Westlake Village, Calif., an attorney.
Geoffrey A. Goodman, C'63, New York City, 1984.
Rebecca Carr Long, CW'63, Palmer Lake, Colo., January 14, 1993.
Stewart E. Posey, WEF'63, Reading, Pa., February 8, 1997.
Dr. C. Deans Crystle, M'64, Lancaster, Pa., a physician; November 2, 1996.
Robert T. Fedorka, GEE'64, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Robert D. Fenton III, C'65, Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Cynthia Sutherland O'Nan, Gr'67, Pittsburgh, a professor of English literature at the University of Pittsburgh; January 17. She had taught at Pittsburgh for almost 30 years, and helped create the women's studies program there. In 1971, she co-founded the scholarly journal, Eighteenth-Century Life.
Jane S. Pollack, CW'67, Short Hills, N.J., an attorney who served with BMW of North America, Inc.; January 1. She was a member of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.
Dr. Dominic V. O'Brien, Gr'68, Hatfield, Pa., an associate professor of English at Ursinus College; March 1997.
Rev. Paul C. Shalenko, Nu'68, Richmond, Va., a Lutheran pastor; December 13.
John I. Whalley Jr., W'68, Wallberg, Pa., July 21.
Michael J. Marinchak Jr., WEv'71, Lansdowne, Pa., November 29.
Bruce W. Anderson, C/G'72, Burlington, N.J., a writer and musician; January 9. He was a freelance writer on jazz and classical music for several publications, including The New York Times and The Camden Courier-Post. He also directed and composed music for community-theater groups, and had written a children's musical.
Dr. Alan I. Hamill, C'73, Fort Worth, an osteopath; October 15, 1997. He was active in community service including heading a food and health cooperative, and assisting senior citizen groups such as the Gray Panthers.
Jean E. Wolfe, GFA'73, Newtown Square, Pa., May 7, 1997.
Bruce C. Rivkin, W'75, New York City, an attorney; September 2.
Dr. Fred E. Hershey, WEv'78, Dayton, Ohio, a physician; November 26, 1994.
Jody L. May, W'78, Longmeadow, Mass., November 25, 1994.
Dr. Sarah Dowlin Jones. See Class of 1937.