1927

Gladys Larson Tomes DH’27, Avon, Pa., a former antiques dealer; March 20, 2011.


1933

Virginia Melchior Lutton G’33, Clinton, N.Y., May 12, 2010.

1934

Dr. Paul E. Chodoff C’34, Easthampton, Mass., a retired psychiatrist, Aug. 21, 2011.
Edna Coplin Koretsky Warsowe CW’34, Washington, April 24. A former book reviewer, she had served on the national board of Common Cause for several years, and was president of the Florida chapter. She was Parade Marshal at Alumni Day 2009. Her grandson is Dr. Alexander Bush V’11.

1935

Dr. Amos W. Stults V’35, Hopewell, N.J., a retired veterinarian; March 26. His son is Dr. Amos W. Stults Jr. V’73.

1936

William S. Ash W’36, San Diego, Nov. 14, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of the crew team.
Dorothy Davis Brown DH’36, Clementon, N.J., Dec. 27.

1937

Robert Albert W’37, Sarasota, Fla., owner of Stacy Shop; Nov. 25.
Rev. William Forbes C’37 G’39, Lake Forest Park, Wash., Sept. 15.
Elizabeth H. Fowler G’37, Rydal, Pa., April 6, 2012.
Dr. Julio J. Malnati V’37, Newberry, S.C., a retired veterinarian; Feb. 23.
Dr. Richard A. Press W’37, Levittown, Pa., Nov. 19, 2010.
Elizabeth B. Stein Ed’37, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 29.

1938

Doris Russell Bleil CW’38, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Nov. 5, 2010.
Thomas B. Brunt Jr. C’38, Moorestown, N.J., a reporter for the old Philadelphia Bulletin; Feb. 28. He led a class-action lawsuit in 1981 that secured the pensions of his fellow newspaper staffers. His son is Thomas Bayard Brunt III GAr’64 and his grandson is Thomas Bayard Brunt C’92.
Robert F. Cox L’38, Wellsboro, Pa., Aug. 8, 2011.

1939

Leo C. Balzereit W’39, Washington, Conn., Dec. 10, 2010. At Penn he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
James S. Cox ME’39, Nazareth, Pa., Nov. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the crew and fencing teams.
Mary Beaman Wilgus NEd’39, Milwaukee, March 2.

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1940

John H. Davies WEV’40, Rydal, Pa., a retired CPA manager at Ernst & Young; Sept. 6. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. Henry H. Fertig Jr. C’40 M’43, Laramie, Wyo., a physician; March 19. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Lester R. Giegerich W’40, Darien, Conn., head of a mortgage-transactions company; Jan. 17. He served in the US Air Force during World War II.
Louis Ritter W’40 L’43, Boynton Beach, Fla., founder of an insurance agency in New York state; April 11. He served in the US Army during World War II.

1941

Stanley H. Fried W’41, New Orleans, a retired executive with the Krauss Co., the air-conditioning firm; Jan. 20. During World War II, he served in the US Army, earning a Bronze Star.
Malcolm Klein W’41, State College, Pa., former prominent figure in New York’s printing industry,he served as president of the Navigators and the Lithographers Guild; Jan. 31. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the crew and squash teams. He had served on the board of the New School for Social Research. He was a veteran of the US Navy. His sons are Joseph A. Klein C’68 and Kenneth B. Klein W’72.
Mitchell W. Miller C’41 L’48, Vero Beach, Fla., a bankruptcy lawyer; Dec. 14, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Penn Band. He co-wrote Bankruptcy Law and the Creditor. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Lydia Rewis Runkel FA’41, Waukesha, Wisc., March 23.
Edwin W. Steidle W’41, Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and the varsity crew and wrestling teams.
Albert W. Weniger W’41, Drexel Hill, Pa., Sept. 9, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

1942

J. Richardson Adams Jr. C’42, Hampton, N.H., Jan. 31.
Edward B. Allen Jr. Ed’42 GEd’48, Colorado Springs, Colo., March 1. An All-American football player at Penn, he was also on the varsity track team. He was a member of the Sphinx Society and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He had played for the Chicago Bears. He worked in financial services for the city of Philadelphia. He served in the US Army and the US Air Force during World War II.
Harriet Ross Bergman CW’42, Los Angeles, April 19, 2011. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Robert M. Bracken W’42, Corry, Pa., Jan. 25, 2011.
Dr. Wade M. Cline GM’42, Birmingham, Ala., June 25, 2011.
Dr. Daniel B. Freeman C’42 D’43, Dingmans Ferry, Pa., a retired dentist; March 26. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Mildred B. Hanak Ed’42, Merion, Pa., Jan. 22.
Harold Horwitz W’42, Monsey, N.Y., a retired manufacturer of arts and crafts materials; Oct. 28.
Bette Winters Huester CW’42, Denver, Feb. 16. At Penn she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Arnold L. Lowe W’42, Swarthmore, Pa., July 23, 2011.
George M. Martin W’42, Easton, Pa., a retired realtor; Jan. 15.
Richard D. Rosenberg W’42, Haifa, Israel, retired associate professor of industrial engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; March 7. During World War II, he served as a communications officer in the US Navy.
Herbert Rubenstein C’42 G’43, Lower Saucon, Pa., a former professor of linguistics at Lehigh University; Nov. 27.
Thelma Thornberg HUP’42, Niagara Falls, N.Y., a retired obstetrics-gynecology nurse; March 17, 2011.
 

1943

Horace L. Acaster CE’43, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the crew team.
Dr. Rodney H. Chase C’43, Sun City Center, Fla., Jan. 24.
June Peiffer Dolph GEd’43, Ithaca, N.Y., former art supervisor for the Ithaca City Schools; Nov. 3, 2010.
Violet Hursh Meehan Ed’43 GEd’43 L’45, Newton Square, Pa., a retired attorney; Aug. 2, 2011.
Dr. James D. Piver M’43, Beaufort, N.C., a retired physician; April 7, 2011. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Dr. J. Rowland Reid M’43, Colorado Springs, Colo., a retired physician; Feb. 29. His research at the University of Michigan helped lead to the first medication for tuberculosis. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Dr. Ellis B. Rifkin ChE’43, West Bloomfield, Mich., April 30, 2011.
Richard Steiner W’43, Pittsboro, N.C., Aug. 7, 2011.

1944
Dr. Frank R. Berson D’44, Weston, Mass., Jan. 30.
M. Elizabeth Schwab Burke Ed’44 GEd’55, Malvern, Pa., March 5, 2011.
Dr. Frank Cox C’44 M’50, Avon Lake, Ohio, former director of medical education at Henry Ford Hospital; April 13. He co-founded the Infectious Disease Society of America. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Margaret Luraas Deitz OT’44, Bowie, Md., Oct. 24.
Dr. Paul C. Houston M’44, Middletown, R.I., a former chief of surgery at Newport Hospital, who had served there from 1952 until 1997; Aug. 21. He was honored as Physician of the Year by the hospital in 1990. During World War II, he served as captain in the medical corps of the US Army. His son is Dr. Jeffrey P. Houston C’85.
L. James Huegel L’44, Pittsburgh, retired executive vice president of Consol Energy; Feb. 26. He had served in the US Merchant Marines.
Leslie G. Kohn ME’44, Aventura, Fla., July 12, 2011.
William David Leech C’44 G’46, Knoxville, Tenn., May 2, 2011.
Dr. Leonard L. Millican D’44, Sun City Center, Fla., a retired dentist; Feb. 27. Straight after graduation, he was sent to serve with the US Army in Europe.

1945

Maude J. Angell PSW’45, Media, Pa., June 7, 2010.
Wilma Korn Barron Ed’45 GEd’46, Bensalem, Pa., Dec. 27. At Penn she was a member of the women’s varsity swimming team.
Jean Hays Burkhardt Mu’45, King of Prussia, Pa., Feb. 19, 2011.
Lenore M. Carpenter Ed’45 OT’45, Palm Bay, Fla., Sept. 9, 2010.
Jane Faunce King CW’45, Mentor, Ill., a former vice president of the old Sawyer College of Business in Cleveland; Dec. 29, 2010.
J. Robert Peterson C’45 L’49, Sarasota, Fla., March 15.

1946

Dr. John O. Bower D’46, Humboldt, Iowa, May 13, 2011.
Dr. William O. Robinson C’46 M’48, Pittsburgh, retired director of emergency medicine at Mercy Hospital; March 11. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
1947

Patricia L. Baker Ed’47, Berkeley, Calif., June 26, 2011. At Penn she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Hon. Harry G. Banzhoff W’47, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retired administrative-law judge with the state public-utility commission; March 12. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Reid Binder C’47, Oceanside, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010.
Lillian Chong Pardee OT’47, Collingswood, N.J., a retired occupational therapist; Jan. 26, 2011.
Pollyanna Peters HUP’47, Allentown, Pa., a retired antiques dealer; April 6.
Raymond J. Regan W’47, Tucson, Ariz., March 17, 2011. At Penn, he had been a member of the varsity crew team.
Ablyn Gordon Sachs CW’47, Dover, Del., Dec. 11, 2010. She had worked in her family’s children’s clothing and shoe business for many years. Her husband is Norman W. Sachs C’45.

1948

Arnold Berkowitz W’48, Maple Glen, Pa., a former tax accountant; March 20.
Edward J. Bolstrum C’48, Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 7.
Hon. James F. Brown Jr. L’48, Allentown, Pa., Sept. 29.
Dr. Ted Carageorge C’48, Atlanta, Dec. 30, 2010.
Dr. John P. Donovan D’48, Emerson, N.J., Dec. 19.
Dr. Louis J. Hoechstetter W’48, Pittsburgh, a former psychologist at Florida State Hospital; Oct. 11. At Penn, he was a member of the track and swimming teams. During World War II, he served in the US Air Force.
Arthur J. Horwitz W’48, New York, principal owner of Hamilton Capital Corporation; July 10, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He served in World War II, receiving four Medals of Honor. His daughter is Jan Horwitz Abraham CW’73.
Dr. William W. Langebartel Gr’48, Cedars, Pa., Feb. 17.
Burgess Joslyn Lawrence CW’48, Orono, Maine, a former editor for Reader’s Digest magazine; Nov. 15.
Dr. Royal T. Popper GD’48, Warminster, Pa., a retired orthodontist; Feb. 26. During World War II, he had served in the US Army.
Dr. Lee F. Reilly Jr. D’48, Essex Junction, Vt., April 27, 2011.
Isabel E. Whitaker CW’48, Floyd, Va., a former English teacher in Delaware elementary schools, who later taught English as a second language, retiring again at age 81; April 23, 2011. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Her brother is Royall Whitaker C’52 Gr’65.
Rev. Robert W. Wood W’48, Concord, N.H., a retired United Church of Christ pastor in Maynard, Mass.; March 23. He wrote Christ and the Homosexual, (1960), the first book published in the US on Christianity and homosexuality. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Italy.
 
1949

Dr. Landis Barish C’49, Atlantis, Fla., Oct. 5.
C. Benjamin Brooks Jr. WG’49, Cresskill, N.J., Nov. 15.
David R. Craig WG’49, Naples, Fla., Feb. 10.
Dr. David H. Dabney C’49, Washington, Dec. 13, 2010.
Edward L. Davis Jr. CCC’49, Washington, Feb. 27.
Robert L. Eller W’49, Gettysburg, Pa., head of marketing and sales promotion at Military Sales Group in Fairfield, N.J.; Feb. 5. During World War II, he served as a naval engineer in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. His daughter is Nancy J. Eller WG’83.
Frank K. Esherick Jr. W’49, Upper St Clair, Pa., April 5. He had worked for Cahners Publishing. At Penn he was a member of Phi Delta Gamma fraternity and the soccer team. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Gloria Fan Ar’49 GAr’50, New York, July 22, 2011.
John H. Jensen C’49, Ithaca, N.Y., Oct. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Edward L. Laquer ME’49, Doylestown, Pa., retired owner of a computer consultancy; Nov. 23. He served in the US Army during World War II and the US Air Force during the Korean War.
John H. Long W’49, York, Pa., retired vice president of Long Service Company; June 3, 2010. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Donald C. Meeker FA’49 GFA’50, Falls Church, Va., Dec. 19.
Tamblin C. Smith W’49, Newport Beach, Calif., retired head of a branch of the Menasha Corp., his family’s firm; Dec. 24. His brother is Clark R. Smith W’61.
Atha Tehon Thiras GFA’49, East Syracuse, N.Y., retired art director at Dial Books and Penguin-Putnam Books; Feb. 15.
Jerome J. Wean Ed’49 GEd’52, Roslindale, Mass., Oct. 3. His daughter is Abigail R. Wean C’87.
John Marlin Shreiner W’47, Ephrata, Pa., a retired attorney; March 2. He had served in the US Army during World War II.
 

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 1950

Marcia G. Alexander CW’50, Cherry Hill, N.J., Sept. 3, 2010.
Rev. James M. Armstrong C’50, Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 20, 2010.
Edward B. Aston Jr. GEd’50, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 20.
Catherine H. Borka CW’50, Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2011.
Harvey F. Brandenburg W’50, Miami, Nov. 10.
Vincent Bressi C’50, Maple Shade, N.J., Dec. 31.
MaryAnn C. Buerkle Ed’50, Warren, Pa., a former teaching nurse at the Warren State Hospital, who later served as school nurse for the county school district; Jan. 2. Her son is Donald A. Buerkle W’87.
Robert G. Cornforth ME’50, Cinnaminson, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010.
Dr. Richard A. Dooley C’50 D’56, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 13.
Roger A. Dowlin W’50 G’61, North Wales, Pa., a retired real estate agent with Sauers Real Estate; Feb. 1. During World War II, he served in the US Marines.
Edwin R. Ellis WEv’50, Bradenton, Fla., a retired sales executive with the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia; March 8. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
David C. Pierce W’50, Sarasota, Fla., retired director of personnel for IBM; April 16, 2011.
Kenneth W. Rodman W’50, Sherborn, Mass., owner of Laurence Stationery Co. Inc.; March 11. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Karl A. Zipf WG’50, Charlottesville, Va., former dean of administration and acting president at Schenectady County Community College; Oct. 5. Serving in the US Army during World War II, he received a Bronze Star, and also in the Vietnam War, when he received a Legion of Merit with oak-leaf cluster.

1951

Constantin G. Alio WG’51, Jupiter, Fla., Jan. 11, 2011.
James W. Anderson Jr. W’51, Salisbury, Md., May 24, 2010.
Dr. Howard D. Beardmore D’51, Key Biscayne, Fla., Jan. 20.
Dr. Alfred J. Castaldi W’51 GrEd’64, Bethlehem, Pa., Feb. 28.
Dr. Nancy B. Cummings M’51 GM’55, Washington, March 27.
William G. Daly W’51, New York, April 16.
Quentin Davidson GEd’51, Mechanicsburg, Pa., April 19, 2011.
Dr. Frank J. Dracos C’51 M’56 GM’64, Buck Hill Falls, Pa., retired chair of orthopedics at Pocono Medical Center; Jan. 11. He had served in the US Navy.
George B. Ermentrout L’51, Newtown, Pa., a retired real-estate agent; Feb. 26.
Joseph B. Farrell L’51, Mountain Top, Pa., former counsel to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review; April 19.
Donald J. Goldberg W’51, Philadelphia, April 7. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.
Dr. Irvin B. Horst G’51, Harrisonburg, Va., retired chair in Mennonite history at the University of Amsterdam; April 23.
Donald K. Huber GEd’51, North Wales, Pa., a retired school guidance counselor; Dec. 8.
Helen M. James G’51, Oakmont, Pa., a retired high-school teacher; March 27.
Dr. Charles R. Keller M’51 GM’55, Hilton, N.Y., Oct. 14.
Dr. Rudolph Sher Gr’51, Stanford, Calif., April 21, 2011.

1952

Mary Ann Fratkin Blum Ed’52, Philadelphia, Jan. 6.
Mary Hemes Borgerding Ed’52, Beloit, Wis., March 5.
John L. Brennan W’52, New Tripoli, Pa., a retired statistician with the Philadelphia health department; March 24. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Dr. James O. Buswell III G’52, Wakefield, Mass., Aug. 8, 2011.
Dr. James H. Davis M’52, Reading, Pa., a retired physician; April 7.
John H. Evans WG’52, Greenville, Pa., former director of industrial relations for the Greenville Steel Car Co.; May 8, 2011.
Dr. Robert J. Fallon C’52, Lunenburg, Mass., a retired veterinarian; March 21.
Stanley B. Greenberg EE’52, Jenkintown, Pa., Oct. 25.
Hugh Malcolm Judd Jr. WG’52, Shelbyville, Tenn., owner of Bedford Hosiery Mills, Inc.; May 28, 2011.
Arthur F. Loeben W’52 G’61, Gwynedd, Pa., Oct. 18.
Dr. William C. Pfefferle Gr’52, Madison, Conn., a co-founder of a clean-energy engine company; Dec. 28, 2010.
Richard D. Thickstun C’52, Jensen Beach, Fla., Feb. 20.
1953

Jeanne Depew Attenborough NEd’53, Palo Alto, Calif., a supervisor for the Visiting Nurse Association; Feb. 2.
Dr. Francis F. Bartone C’53, Villanova, Pa., a retired pediatric urologist who was a chair of urology at the University of Nebraska; Feb. 20. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team, and was inducted into Penn’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dr. Anthony J. Calio Jr. CCC’53, Freeland, Wash., Jan. 14.
William Polk Carey W’53, New York, founder of W. P. Carey & Company, an investment-management firm, where he played an early leading role in the use of sale-leasebacks for commercial real estate; Jan. 2. A prominent case by his company was the sale-leaseback of 21 floors of the new New York Times building in 2009. He established the W. P. Carey Foundation to facilitate his philanthropy. His brother is Francis J. Carey C’45 L’49.
Dr. Rene J. Cossette GM’53, Poland, Ohio, July 25, 2010.
John J. Dimino WEv’53, Norristown, Pa., May 29, 2011.
Pauline Hudak Hardin HUP’53 Nu’60, Little Rock, Ark., former head nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital; Feb. 3, 2011.
Richard A. Harter Ed’53, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a nationally prominent basketball coach who, as an assistant coach from 1958 to 1965 then coach from 1966 to 1971, started a resurgence of men’s basketball at Penn; March 12. As a student, he won three varsity letters in basketball; a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he was in the Friars Senior Society. Dick Harter later coached at the University of Oregon and Penn State, before serving as head coach and assistant coach for several NBA teams. He was inducted into the Big Five Hall of Fame in 1993 and was an inaugural inductee of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame, 1996. His more recent mentions in the Gazette are an Alumni Profile “Hoops Lifer” (May|June 2009) and the feature “Almost Perfect” (Mar|Apr 2011), which describes his memorable team of 1970-71.
Dr. Coleman G. Jacobson GM’53, Amherst, N.H., April 10.
Joseph Klein Jr. W’53, Baltimore, March 4. His daughter is Cynthia Klein Goldberg C’80.
Norma Geckeler Saltz CW’53, Ewing, N.J., a teacher of reading and writing at Jamesburg Prison and then at the New Grange School; Dec. 25.

1954

Gary L. Baum W’54, West Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 26.
Frederic N. Close C’54, Newtown Square, Pa., May 18, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Dr. George V. Fagan Gr’54, Colorado Springs, Colo., former professor of history and director of libraries at the US Air Force Academy; March 15. He wrote An Illustrated History of the Air Force Academy.
William M. Mirenda Ar’54, Media, Pa., a founding partner of BBLM Architects in Philadelphia; Jan. 27.
Dr. Robert V. Walker GD’54, Dallas, April 28, 2011.

1955

Irving Bosinoff GEE’55, Lexington, Mass., Feb. 18, 2011.
Hon. Ward F. Clark L’55, Jamison, Pa., July 19, 2010.
Dr. Howell E. Cook Jr. GD’55, Longport, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011.
Lawrence G. Cowan W’55, Los Angeles, Sept. 23. His brother is Robert A. Cowan W’58 and his daughter is Jennifer C. Hannon C’89.
Dr. Stanley J. Denmark D’55 GD’57, New York, Oct. 8.
Paul C. Oschwald W’55, Pennsburg, Pa., Dec. 17.
L. Roy Papp WG’55, Phoenix, founder of L. Roy Papp & Associates, an investment firm; Dec. 16. In the 1970s, he had served as US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines.
Henry S. Ruth Jr. L’55, Tucson, Ariz., a retired attorney with the US Justice Department who had served as special prosecutor in the Watergate investigations; attorney; March 16.
Kermit C. Stengel Jr. WG’55, Nashville, Tenn., a commercial real estate developer; Sept. 6.
Robert C. Taylor L’55, Lake Forest, Ill., Sept. 16.
Ethel Zola SW’55, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 2010.

1956

Dr. Jay C. Alameda GM’56, Dunlap, Ill., a retired orthopedic surgeon; March 12.
Guy C. Bell Jr. G’56, Newtown Square, Pa., May 3, 2011.
Madge Klein Benovitz CW’56, Key Largo, Fla., March 24. She had served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.
Stephen W. Graffam L’56, Pleasant Hills, Pa., a founding shareholder and member of Grogan Graffam law firm in Pittsburgh; Nov. 8.
Dr. Robert C. Harper Jr. Gr’56, Port Orange, Fla., Oct. 19.
Donald V. Little C’56, Boston, senior vice president of investments at UBS; Feb. 29. He was a past president of the US Polo Association.
William McKay G’56, Tolland, Mass., March 7. He had worked at IBM.
Ruth Renner Percy L’56, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., May 17, 2010.
W. A. Sam Smith Gr’56, Mill Bay, British Columbia, Feb. 8.

1957

Bernard D. Berman SW’57, Monroe, N.J., Oct. 30.
Richard L. Daniels WG’57, Arlington, Va., a former senior manager at NASA; Feb. 12.
Dr. E. Stephen Emanuel C’57, Broomall, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Jan. 25. He was a former president of the Haverford Community Hospital medical staff. His wife is Dr. Beverly Willis Emanuel CW’62 Gr’72, his daughter is Dr. Julie A. Gubernick C’86 M’90, and his son is Dr. Eric R. Emanuel C’89 M’93.
Charles H. Hable GEd’57, Landenberg, Pa., retired assistant superintendent of the Springfield School District; Dec. 27.
Col. Bruce F. Kolofske C’57, Alpharetta, Ga., a commissioned officer in the US Air Force; March 7. Serving the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Legion of Merit and The Distinguished Flying Cross. At Penn he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the varsity crew team.
Dr. Charles H. Ware GCh’57 Gr’59, Palm Harbor, Fla., a consultant who had served as head of a heavy-oil extraction company in Virginia; Feb. 20.

1958


 Linda Englander Apell DH’58, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., March 15, 2011.
Fred R. Becker W’58, Newton Centre, Mass., Dec. 7.
Dr. Gerald M. Bordman Gr’58, Conshohocken, Pa., May 9, 2011.
Elizabeth G. Burger GLA’58 GAr’61, Haverford, Pa., Feb. 8.
Lawrence W. Camporeale WEv’58, Torrance, Calif., Jan. 16, 2011.
Dr. Charles A. Cooper D’58, Kutztown, Pa., July 1, 2011.
Peter J. Daley W’58, Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 14.
Axel E. Jonasson C’58, San Jose, Calif., a retired history teacher; May 16, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of the varsity tennis and squash teams. He had served in the US Army.
Dr. Irving Maron GEE’58 GrE’63, Voorhees, N.J., Sept. 18, 2010. One son is David E. Maron GEE’82.
Walter B. McCarty WEv’58, Clermont, Fla., Feb. 20.
Dr. Albert L. Paul G’58, Boca Raton, Fla., March 25, 2011.
Dr. Robert S. Rubler C’58 D’62, Scarsdale, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there and in Manhattan for many years; March 5.
Eugenie G. Wheeler SW’58, Ventura, Calif., Dec. 28.

1959

Blanche Reese Babiash DH’59, Royersford, Pa., March 31, 2011.
Sanford D. Beecher Jr. L’59, Milford, Pa., a retired attorney; April 23.
Diane Gorlin Cabot SW’59, Las Vegas, Aug. 2011.
Thomas R. Cleary G’59, Drexel Hill, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010.
Josephine M. L. Coppa CW’59, Philadelphia, March 13.
Jane Stein Finerman-Hutman CW’59, New York, a retired elementary-school teacher who had specialized in bilingual education; March 25. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her daughters are Wendy J. Finerman W’82, Karen L. Finerman W’87, and Stacey B. Finerman W’99.
Stephen J. Furst W’59, Huntington, N.Y., a partner with Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, the accounting firm; Feb. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His brother is Michael L. Furst W’62, one of his sons Richard P. Furst W’86, and a nephew is Dr. Howard P. Furst C’89 GM’00 WG’00.
Dr. Joseph H. Goldstein GM’59, Woodmere, N.Y., July 30, 2011.
Dr. Jamshid Hamed GM’59, Towson, Md., a retired rheumatologist at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Nov. 8.
Margaret Truesdale Hinderliter SW’59, Middletown, Pa., a retired social worker at Crozer-Chester Medical Center; March 22.
Michael E. Singer W’59, Redondo Beach, Calif., May 20, 2011.

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1960

Dr. Franklin S. Adams GEd’60, Shreveport, La., June 13, 2010.
M. Eloise Adkins SW’60, Galesburg, Ill., a retired social worker; Jan. 14, 2011.
Barbara E. Bergquist G’60 Gr’04, Durham, N.C., Dec. 25, 2010.
Aaron D. Blumberg W’60 L’63, Philadelphia, a retired trial attorney who was a partner of the law firm of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow & Young; March 20.
Robert Gersten C’60, Goshen, Conn., a retired high-school teacher; March 12. His wife is Marvis Kaizer Gersten DH’63.
Dr. Bertram H. Serota D’60, Philadelphia, April 11. His wife is Phyllis Berman Serota CW’58.
Dr. June D. Unger GM’60, Scottsdale, Ariz., a former professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison; March 19.
Kathryn R. Hibbs Voit G’60, Cheltenham. Pa., a former professor of mathematics at the Community College of Philadelphia; March 8.
Frances Hygerg Yanus GEd’60, Thorofare, N.J., a retired teacher who had established the West Deptford Library; Sept. 17.

1961

E. Gerald Cooper W’61, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 26, 2010.
James P. Storer G’61, Gates Mills, Ohio, former vice president of the radio division of his family’s radio & television chain; Feb. 21.

1962

Richard E. L. Bradshaw G’62,
West Chester, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011.
Donald R. Burgis C’62, Ocean, N.J., Aug. 8, 2010.
William J. Dale L’62, Penn Valley, Calif., April 4, 2011.
Boyd C. Johnson GEd’62, White Plains, N.Y., retired senior human-resources manager of General Foods Corporation; Sept. 6.
Helge Tamme Kangur DH’62, North Garden, Va., Nov. 20.
John Patrick Kelley L’62, Brigantine, N.J., a Philadelphia attorney; Feb. 21.
Dr. Robert C. Melzi Gr’62, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., professor emeritus of romance languages at Widener University; March 1. An expert on Dante, he also compiled the Bantam New College Italian-English Dictionary (1973). He had taught at Penn.

1963

Thomas B. Haugh GEd’63, Monterey, Mass., a retired science teacher at Staples High School in Westport, Conn.; April 17.
Dr. Alice M. Isen CW’63, Ithaca, N.Y., Feb. 29.
Kenneth H. Schulte V’63, Suffield, Conn., a veterinarian; Jan. 29.
George E. Tobias C’63, Rochester, N.Y., Nov. 15.

1964

Sebastiano DiBlasi Gr’64, Lumberton, N.J., Sept. 22, 2010.
Dr. Mohamed E. Elattar G’64, Mississippi State, Miss., Feb. 28.
Jane Amsterdam Howard GEd’64, Needham, Mass., retired director of international student affairs at Mt. Ida College; Feb. 10.
Carl E. Miller W’64, Amherst, N.H., a retired industrial printing-equipment salesman; March 16.
Dr. Eugene T. Tragus GM’64, Helotes, Tex., April 18, 2011.

1965
Robert M. Aiken Jr. W’65, Savannah, Ga., March 10.
Jon A. Cowen G’65, West Chester, Pa., July 22, 2010.
Joseph F. Famiglietti W’65, Montpelier, Vt., a clinical and school psychologist; April 5.
Patricia A. Moore DH’65, Philadelphia, July 29, 2011.

1966

Dr. Carl F. Becker V’66, Alta Loma, Calif., Aug. 14, 2010.
Byron R. Detwiler G’66, Manheim, Pa., Sept. 19.
Roger J. Hertz C’66, Bowie, Md., Jan. 19, 2012.
Bruce E. Molloy W’66, Emeryville, Calif., May 6, 2010.

1967
Stephen Bryson WG’67, Andover, N.J. Dec. 7.
Marvin Fabrikant C’67, Washington, a real estate investor who was a founding partner of First Washington Realty Trust; March 11. His brother is Robert Fabrikant C’65, his son is Jason D. Fabrikant C’99, and his daughter is Heather C. Fabrikant C’01.
Dr. Miles A. Kletter D’67, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Jan. 15
Dr. Frank A. Klimitas C’67 V’71, Metairie, La., a retired veterinarian; April 21.
Willard D. Reese WEv’67 Laveen, Ariz., Aug. 16.

1968

Nancy Guardino Safer Nu’68, Higganum, Conn., Jan. 10.
Dr. Bronislaw S. Wojtun Gr’68, Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 24, 2010.

1969

Jenny Rink Albany G’69, Pompano Beach, Fla., Sept. 1, 2010.
Nicholas L. Bruen C’69, New York, April 13, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Robert J. Wilde SW’69, Anderson, S.C., March 17. He was a Lutheran pastor.

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1970
Jean Bernard Ayçaguer WG’70, Chaville, France, July 4, 2011.
Charles S. Brain WEv’70, King of Prussia, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010.
Alexandra Zimany Day GEE’70, Stow, Mass., a marketing manager for Digital Equipment Corp.; Sept. 2.
David Esposito SW’70, Collingswood, N.J., April 24, 2011.
Margaret A. Hines CGS’70, Lansdowne, Pa., Feb. 26.
Dr. Eugene A. Lalancette M’70 GM’74, Fitchburg, Mass., Oct. 19.
Dr. Enrique J. Martínez-Vidal Gr’70, Carlisle, Pa., professor emeritus of romance languages at Dickinson College; Feb. 23.
Edna M. Rice PT’70, East Norriton, Pa., Sept. 9, 2010.
Borys Rybalka CGS’70, Philadelphia, Nov. 25.
Charles E. Skubas WG’70, New Haven, Conn., retired chief financial officer of Herlin Press, Inc.; Jan. 3, 2011.

1971

H. Burton Gay III WG’71, Atlanta, vice president of investments at Marcus & Millichap, a self-storage firm; Dec. 3, 2010.
Dr. Elizabeth Wright Haven Gr’71, Lake City, Fla., July 10, 2010.
Frank Himmer GEE’71, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 18.
Virginia Beyer Ives Nu’71, Wilmington, Del., Feb. 16.
Aditya N. Mishra GEE’71, Houston, Aug. 3, 2011.
Edward J. Petras FA’71, Port Jervis, N.Y., an artist; Dec. 17.
Evelyn S. Schlager Nu’71, Ft. Myers, Fla., retired director of nurses at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, N.J.; Dec. 29.
Dr. Thomas A. Tenney Gr’71, Charleston, S.C., Feb. 1. He was an expert on Mark Twain.

1972

Horace K. Corbin III WG’72, Harding, N.J., a retired vice president of PNC Bank; April 16, 2011.
Franklin A. Faust SW’72, Hayward, Calif., May 25, 2011.
Thomas R. Hunt L’72, Centreville, Del., a partner at the law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; March 30.
Miki Iwata Nu’72, St. Louis, June 14, 2011.
Patrick J. Mcdonough C’72, Venice, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010.
Dr. William M. Sumner Gr’72, Columbus, Ohio, director of the Oriental Institute and professor of near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago; July 7, 2011.
Dr. Rhama D. Pope Verbeke GrEd’72, Salisbury, Md., retired principal of the Cumberland County Vocational and Technical Center in Bridgeton, N.J.; March 22.
James T. Watts WG’72 L’91, Mesquite, Tex., Jan. 31.

1973
Edward H. Barron W’73, Newark, Del., July 11, 2011.
Malvina M. Leshock G’73, Palmerton, Pa., Jan. 11.
Goldie Kauffman Levin CGS’73 G’80 GEd’84, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Aug. 29, 2010.
Raymond W. Mushal L’73, Bethesda, Md., a senior counsel with the US Department of Justice who had specialized in criminal prosecutions for environmental violations; March 8. He had taught an environmental-crimes course at the George Washington University law school for many years.
Gwendolyn S. Nissel Nu’73, Los Angeles, June 3, 2011. Her sister is Beatrice Smith C’77 and her daughter is Angela R. Nissel C’98.
Dr. Kenneth K. Tucker M’73, Lexington, Mass., a cardiologist; Jan. 2. His wife is Marsha F. Tucker CW’71 and their daughter is Rabbi Annie Tucker C’99.

1974

Gerald Harnett C’74 G’75, Glenside, Pa., April 5. His daughter is Emily Y. Harnett C’13.
Danilo E. Pronchick W’74, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Sept. 28, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s varsity soccer team.
Thomas V. Thomas WG’74, Ft. Myers, Fla., June 15, 2010.

1975

Richard G. Carpenter C’75, Downingtown, Pa., Jan. 27. He was a sales representative for technical companies.
Stephen E. Glickman PT’75, Allentown, Pa., July 26, 2011.
Horace C. Jones III CGS’75, Hellertown, Pa., June 8, 2011.
Deborah Lincoln Lear CGS’75 CGS’00, Magdalena, N.M., July 29, 2010.
Christopher R. Morley C’75, Falls Village, Conn., a retired fixed-income trader on Wall Street; April 8, 2011.
Dr. William E. Stevenson Gr’75, Halethorpe, Md., Aug. 14, 2011.
Dr. Ira Yermish Gr’75, Philadelphia, an associate professor of decision and system sciences at St. Joseph’s University; July 23, 2011.

1976

RETRACTION

Due to faulty information from the Alumni Records Office, we mistakenly published the death of James S. Cruice Jr. C'76 W'76 in the print version of the July|August issue. He is very much alive, and we apologize to him and his family and friends.

Thanks for your understanding.


Bruce D. Glasgow GAr’76, Napa, Calif., an architect with Heery International in Denver; Oct. 1, 2010.
Chalmers E. Greenlee III C’76, Lake Mary, Fla., an industry banking consultant for Hewlett-Packard; April 17, 2011. His father is Chalmers E. Greenlee Jr. C’41 D’43.
Clyde E. Murphy L’76, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2011.
Dr. Norman H. Nemeroff Gr’76, Philadelphia, Sept. 8.

1977

Donald J. Casser W’77, Wauwatosa, Wis., Jan. 13. A former commodities broker in Chicago, he became a manufacturer of high-end stereo components. At Penn he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the varsity sprint-football team.
Joanne B. Jackson GRP’77, Philadelphia, former head of the Advocate Community Development Corp., which renovated dilapidated houses; Oct. 29. 2010. She helped set up the Firehouse Farmers Market on Baltimore Avenue.
John C. Plisky WG’77, Manasquan, N.J., owner of a financial-services company in Brielle; Aug. 27, 2010.

1978

Francisco D. de la Torre L’78, Montclair, N.J., Nov. 28, 2010. At Penn he was a member of the squash team. His daughter is Francesca D. de la Torre-Shu C’04 GEd’07.
Robert P. Pinkas L’78, Shaker Heights, Ohio, founder of Brantley Partners, a venture-capital and private-equity firm; March 18.

1979

Swapan K. Basak GEE’79, Cherry Hill, N.J., a software engineer who worked for a federal contractor on satellite communications; Dec. 22.
Kenneth A. Csaplar C’79, Winchester, Mass., president of BDO Capital, a middle-market boutique investment bank; April 22. He had earlier led the M&A department for the old Fleet Financial Group, and was co-director of corporate finance at Arthur Andersen. His father is Richard C. Csaplar Jr. L’59, his wife is Nancy R. Csaplar ASC’82 WG’82, and his son is Kenneth A. Csaplar Jr. C’11.
D. Michael Fuller CGS’79, West Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 28.
Dr. Alexander Markowsky Gr’79, Plymouth, N.H., July 15, 2011.
Rev. Edward M. O’Flaherty Gr’79, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Feb. 21.
David E. Sierens WG’79, Seattle, July 9, 2011.


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1980

Roland M. Allen WG’80, Coto de Caza, Calif., March 13, 2011.
Joseph W. Baran GEE’80, Ashland, Pa., Aug. 14, 2011.
Dr. Morton B. Gulak Gr’80, Richmond, Va., retired associate professor of urban and regional planning at Virginia Commonwealth University; March 12.
Cynthia M. Long Jordan SW’80, Egg Harbor, N.J., Feb. 12, 2011.
 

1981

Hazel S. Freeman G’81, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Jan. 10.
Dr. Brian J. Prescott V’81, Elkins, N.H., a veterinarian; Jan. 7.

1982

Dr. David A. Coffey W’82, Los Angeles, a psychiatrist in private practice who also served as medical director at Van Nuys Community Hospital; Jan. 17.
Richard J. Loranger WG’82, Scarborough, Maine, Dec. 23. He had worked in venture capital in Philadelphia.

1983

Elizabeth L. Dickason GNu’83, Wallingford, Pa., July 27, 2011.
Dr. Michael E. Metz Gr’83, Bloomington, Minn., a psychologist who had specialized in couples therapy; March 7.
Gordon W. Thompson Jr. WG’83, Beachwood, Ohio, March 12.

1984

Rulan Weng Geiger GFA’84, Los Angeles, March 2. Though having studied Western oil painting at Penn, she was accomplished in classical Chinese painting.

1985

Marybeth Ha-Chrisbacher C’85, Wayne, N.J., Sept. 2, 2010.
Dr. Elaine J. Harrington GrEd’85, Delta, Pa., a retired school psychologist; March 28.
Elizabeth A. Lloyd C’85, Malvern, Pa., Jan. 11. Her mother is Dr. Danuta Swiecicki Lloyd G’67 Gr’69.
Ann P. Young G’85, Centreville, Md., May 16, 2010.

1986

Dr. Pearl Tova Lieberman D’86, Marlboro, N.J., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Brooklyn for many years, before re-locating to New Jersey; March 14.
Dr. Faina Varshavsky Rose Gr’86, Merion, Pa., an immunologist consultant in the pharmaceutical industry; Dec. 15.
Hal M. Segal W’86, Prescott, Ariz., Nov. 26. His sister is Ferne Segal Gould W’81.
Dr. Randall L. Siegel M’86, Belle Mead, N.J., an associate professor of radiology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; March 3. He co-wrote Interventional Radiology, a Multimedia Approach. His daughter is Emily R. Siegel Nu’09.
Pamela C. Welch-Callahan WEv’86 WEv’89, Rumson, N.J., Feb. 19.

1987

Pamela J. Mullen WEv’87, New Hope, Pa., Aug. 22, 2011. She had worked for the US Postal Service.

1988

Cecilia E. Case L’88, Ossian, Ind., Oct. 12, 2010.

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1990

Dr. Susan E. Arbour SW’90 GrS’98, Boulder, Colo., Aug. 2, 2010.

1991

Dr. Joel A. Forkosch GL’91 GFA’94 Gr’94, Glenolden, Pa., Jan. 2. He was a former professor of law at Rutgers University.

1992

Margaret Susan Lawler GNu’92, Ridley Park, Pa., Nov. 7. She had retired from the US Navy with the rank of commander.

1994

R. Greg Sheardown WG’94, Dubai, a controller for LaFarge North America, the cement company; Dec. 30.

1995

Michael G. McCarter WG’95, Berwyn, Pa., vice president for industry and regulatory affairs with AIG; Nov. 14.
Dr. Paul S. Wildenhain Gr’95, Bethel Park, Pa., a high-school mathematics and physics teacher; Feb. 11.

1996

John H. Shaffer GEng’96, Derry, N.H., Oct. 27.

1997

Dr. Maren N. Troum V’97, Sun City West, Ariz., a veterinarian; April 10, 2011.

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2008

Katherine M. Bayer Nu’08, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 2010.

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Faculty and Staff


Richard A. Harter. See Class of 1953.
Dr. Robert C. Melzi. See Class of 1962.
Dr. Robert Summers, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of economics in the School of Arts & Sciences; April 17. He is is best known for his path-breaking work, with Penn professors Dr. Alan Heston and Dr. Irving B. Kravis Ed’38 Gr’47, in developing the Penn World Tables, which allow economists to measure aggregates and prices across nations and over time. Dr. Summers was awarded the Lindback Award in 1967, and was named a distinguished fellow of the American Economics Association in 1998, and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2001. His wife is Dr. Anita Summers, professor emeritus of public policy, management, real estate, and education in the Wharton School. Two of their sons are Dr. Richard F. Summers M’84, whose wife is Ronnie L. Bloom C’80 L’85 and their son is Samuel Summers C’12; and John S. Summers L’84, whose wife is Jane S. Marans C’79. Dr. Robert Summers’ own brother was the famous economist Paul Samuelson and his third son is Lawrence Summers, who had served as US Treasury Secretary.
Dr. Bernard Wailes, London, associate professor emeritus of anthropology and associate curator emeritus of European archaeology at the Penn Museum; March 30. Director of Penn excavations at a site in Ireland, he co-wrote Dún Ailinne: Excavations at an Irish Royal Site 1968-1975. He served as editor of the Museum’s magazine, Expedition, from 1978 to 1987.
Dr. Walter Wales, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy; Dec. 28. He came to Penn in 1959 and was appointed full professor in 1972; he specialized in experimental particle physics. He served in many positions in the university administration, including chair of the physics dept., interim dean, deputy provost, and University ombudsman. Dr. Wales was a former executive secretary of the High-Energy Physics Advisory Panel for the Atomic Energy Commission. Devoted to teaching, he won the Ira Abrams Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1990; he taught almost every semester until illness forced him to stop last year.
Dr. Herbert Wilf, Philadelphia, the Thomas A. Scott Professor Emeritus of Mathematics; Jan. 7. He joined Penn in 1962 and retired in 2008. A pioneer in the mathematical programming of early computers, he co-wrote Mathematical Methods for Digital Computers (1960); he also wrote the textbook Mathematics for the Physical Sciences (1962). He co-founded The Journal of Algorithms in 1980 and The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics in 1994, and was editor-in-chief of The American Mathematical Monthly (1987-92). Dr. Wilf won the Leroy P. Steele Prize of the American Mathematical Society for Seminal Contributions to Research in 1998. He was an early advocate of the open electronic publishing of books and journals.
Dr. Wayne L. Worrell, Penn Valley, Pa., professor emeritus of materials science and engineering; Feb. 18. He joined the Penn faculty in 1965 and retired in 2005. From 1986 to 1992, he served as dean of graduate education and research in SEAS. He had an international reputation for high-temperature materials research for his work on corrosion mechanisms and solid-oxide fuel cells. Dr. Worrell was former chair of the National Research Council on High Temperature Science and Technology. He was a past president of the Electrochemical Society and received its Carl Wagner Memorial Award. His wife is Judith Deignan Worrell GNu’71.

 

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