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1920s

Arthur M. Soll C’23 L’25, Lansdowne Park, Pa., a Philadelphia attorney who retired in 1987 after 62 years in practice; May 25, 1998. During the 1940s and 1950s, he was a special assistant attorney general assigned to the Philadelphia Orphans Court.

Dr. Harold L. Stewart C’23, Bethesda, Md., retired chief of pathology at the National Cancer Institute and head of laboratory pathology and pathological anatomy at the National Institutes of Health; May 30, 1998, at the age of 98 years. He was a clinical professor of pathology at Georgetown University. After 32 years working for the NIH, he formally retired in 1969–then helped found the Registry of Experimental Cancers and was a NIH research-scientist emeritus until retiring completely in 1996. "Red" Stewart had founded the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Academy of Pathology, and was a past president of the American Association for Cancer Research. He had often served with and advised the World Health Organization. During a 70-year professional career, he had published 250 articles and trained scientists from more than 20 countries.

Lawrence A. Meyers W’24, Longboat Key, Fla., a retired attorney; December 17, 1997.

Charles W. Mintzer GEd’24, Fair Lawn, N.J., 1976.

J. Orrin Sherrard W’27, Verona, N.J., March 27, 1998.

Dr. Mary Mangigian Tarzian Ed’27 G’29 Gr’34, Palm Beach, Fla., June 7, 1998. She had co-founded with her husband a company based in Indianapolis that manufactured television equipment and set up radio and television stations in Indiana, and later Chattanooga, Tenn., and Reno. She was the author of The Armenian Minority Problem.

George V. Horton W’28, Stuart, Fla., retired head of national-advertising sales in the Southeast for Scripps Howard Newspapers; June 2, 1998. He was a former president and business manager of The Indianapolis Times.

John F. Mulvey W’28, Salisbury Center, N.Y., a retired trial attorney and partner with the New York law firm of Engel, Judge & Miller; June 16, 1998. He was a past president of the Bronx Bar Association.

Helene Kasewurm Ott Ed’29, Reading, Pa., June 4, 1998.

Frank W. O’Donnell W’29 L’32, Manoa, Pa., retired superintendent of claims for the General Accident Insurance Co.; May 3, 1998.

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1930s

Russell G. Myers WEv’30, Harleysville, Pa., retired treasurer for Turbo Machine Company, a textile-manufacturing company in Lansdale, Pa.; June 11, 1998.

Dr. Edward Stroh Jr. C’30 D’33, New York, retired chief of dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery at Metropolitan Hospital and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital; April 29, 1998.

Dr. Cornelius F. Sullivan Jr. V’30, Dorchester, Mass., a retired veterinarian; December 26, 1994.

Leonard M. Winston WEv’30, Elkins Park, Pa., former president and partner of an electric-contracting firm; June 17, 1998. In later years he ran a public-relations agency from his home.

Howard J. Zimtbaum W’31, New York, November 29, 1995.

Walton Brand W’32, Wawa, Pa., April 26, 1998.

Julio Heurtematte W’32, Washington, retired senior vice president and manager of the international department at the National Bank of Washington; May 30, 1998. From 1945 he had served as a minister and economic counsel of the Panamian embassy and as his country’s representative to the Organization of American States; and he had helped found the InterAmerican Development Bank. From 1950 to 1956 he was an alternate director of the World Bank. After retiring from National Bank in 1975, he was a consultant to American Security Bank.

John N. Eustis W’33, Hudson, Ohio, retired vice president of marketing for National City Bank; May 31, 1998. In recent years he was a consultant to small business through the Senior Corps of Retired Executives.

Harold H. Sours WEF’33, McLean, Va., a retired press-service writer and editor for the U.S. Information Agency; May 26, 1998. He had earlier been a photo-journalist and crime reporter for the International News Service in New York.

Dr. Milton D. Stoudt V’33, Philadelphia, a retired veterinarian; May 4, 1998.

William A. Gey G’34, Trinidad, Calif.

Dr. Mary Holzman B. Boulton PSW’35, a New York psychotherapist who helped introduce the practice of transactional analysis there, co-founding the New York Transactional Analysis Seminar in 1966; May 30, 1998. She retired from practice in 1990.

Paul F. Lennox ChE’35, St. Petersburg, Fla., June 2, 1998.

W. Clyde Skillen GEd’35, North Cape May, N.J., January 1998.

Hon. J. Sydney Hoffman L’36, a judge on the Philadelphia Superior Court; June 22, 1998. One former law clerk described him as "intellectually fearless, and he had not preconceived notions. He had no agenda, no other thought than to do what was right in the case. And that was very liberating." While on the Juvenile and Family Court, Judge Hoffman turned his courtroom into a model that would be visited by judges, probation officers and sociologists from around the country. He helped bring about extending to juveniles the right to public hearings and legal representation, and he made court proceedings more open. He was the main architect of Philadelphia’s accelerated rehabilitative-disposition program in the 1970s, to rehabilitate first-time offenders and clear their records, then a radical idea. After reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1978, Judge Hoffman became a senior judge, continuing to carry a full caseload until just weeks before his death. He had served 42 years on the bench.

Alfred W. Hesse Jr. L’36, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired attorney; April 16, 1997.

Leonard J. Mack G’38, Clearwater, Fla., a retired psychologist who had practiced in Pennsylvania, most recently State College, for 34 years; June 12, 1998.

Morton D. Stern W’38, Getzville, N.Y., owner of a typewriter company in Albany; June 15, 1998.

J. Robert Connor CE’39, Hendersonville, N.C., retired president and CEO of Snare Overseas Corp.; May 20, 1998. He became a consultant and arbitrator on large, heavy civil projects, and had recently completed assignment as lead consultant on the world’s largest hydroelectric dam in Sichuan, China.

Martin N. Oebbecke W’39, Saint Davids, Pa., a deputy director of Radio Free Europe in Munich, responsible for programming transmitted to the Eastern Bloc countries; April 21, 1998. He retired in 1975 after 25 years with that service.

Dr. Simmons Patterson Sr. M’39, Greensboro, N.C., professor emeritus of surgery at East Carolina University; February 2, 1998. He had earlier served as executive director of the North Carolina Regional Medical Program and director of the cancer-control program and assistant professor of surgery at Duke University.

Nancy D’Amico Tapper Ed’39 GEd’40, Yardley, Pa., March 21, 1998.

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1940s

John F. Aigeltinger W’41, Wayne, Pa., March 2, 1997.

Dr. Edward C. Stillwell Jr. D’41, Truro, Mass., a retired dentist; June 11, 1998.

Constance B. Thomas Mu’41, Frederick, Md.

Merrill S. Rich Ar’41 GAr’42, Seattle, retired architect with the facilities department of the University of Washington; May 30, 1998. Besides the designs of several buildings on that campus, he contributed to the design of the new Seattle-Tacoma airport.

Thomas W. Andrews Jr. ChE’42, Saratoga, Calif., May 24, 1998.

Calvin W. McKee WG’42, Wayne, Pa., October 30, 1996.

W. Leslie Worth GME’42, Sun City West, Ariz., August 1995.

Dr. Hillel A. Fine C’43, New York, retired director of the New Orleans Hillel; May 25, 1998. He was an adjunct faculty member of Loyola University there. He had earlier served as rabbi of Reform Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg, Pa., from 1956 to 1970.

Dr. Donald Haverstick V’43, Myerstown, Pa., a veterinarian who had practiced for 55 years; June 27, 1997.

Robert H. Heiland WG’43, Coopersburg, Pa., a retired principal consultant for Kurt Salmon Associates in the U.S. and overseas; June 14, 1998. He had earlier served as an industrial engineer for Wilkening Manufacturing, and as associate professor of industrial engineering at Lehigh University, 1951-57.

Dr. William H. DeCoudres V’47, Sandy Lake, Pa., a retired veterinarian; March 8, 1998. He served as president of the Sandy Creek Conservancy for 20 years.

Jules R. Pincus W’47, San Diego, a retired businessman; May 9, 1998.

Ralph D. Correnty ME’49, Atlanta, retired regional director of Southeastern Honeywell; February 14, 1998.

Charles G. Jones C’49, Seattle, retired director of communications for the Unigard Insurance Group; May 7, 1998.

Conrad W. Mackel Ed’49 GEd’51, Milford, Pa., January 5, 1998.

Capt. Harry A. Seymour GEE’49, Edina, Minn., March 19, 1997.

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1950s

Dr. Louis Coulonval GM’50, Quebec, a physician; April 1996.

Dr. Joseph I. Garcia Jr. GM’50, Knoxville, Tenn., a physician.

Clayton A. Minter Jr. W’50, Hawley, Pa., owner of a beer-and-soda distributorship and later a gourmet-food and cheese shop at Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania; April 27, 1998. He had earlier worked in his family’s business, Minter Candies, for many years.

John J. Truskey W’50 WG’54, Newtown Square, Pa., May 17, 1998.

Alice J. Carter NEd’51, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., October 28, 1992.

Dr. Dolores Higgins Nu’51, Cresskill, N.J., November 15, 1997.

Robert W. McCahan C’51, Wayne, Pa., former executive vice president of Acme Markets; June 8, 1998. He retired in 1982 after 28 years there, having started in 1954 as a trainee in Philadelphia.

Dr. T. J. Michelfelder GM’51, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Hans Bomster C’52, Philadelphia, May 5, 1997.

George M. Oesmann W’52, Hilton Head, S.C., retired district supervisor for the New Jersey Department of Transportation; June 10, 1998.

J. Paul White GEE’52, North Fort Myers, Fla., March 7, 1998.

Gerald C. Kelly WEF’53, Kingston, Pa., retired assistant director of the Philadelphia regional office of the Veterans’ Administration; June 15, 1998. He later worked as an administrator at the old Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry.

Karl Ward G’54, Haines, Alaska, September 1, 1997.

William V. Goodwin GEE’55, Riverton N.J., October 20, 1997.

Col. Ray Pearsall WG’55, Port Hueneme, Calif., retired director of finance for the city of Pasadena; September 24, 1997. He had had a 28-year career in the U.S. Army, serving on the U.S. Military Mission to the Soviet Union, and on the Army General Staff. He was a past president of St. Luke’s Hospital.

George F. Tyler Jr. G’55, Philadelphia, May 1998.

Dr. John Cahill C’56, Worcester, Mass., former chief of anesthesia and head of a pain-management clinic at Providence (R.I.) Veterans Administration Hospital; May 4, 1998. For 12 years he owned the Himmer Ambulance Co. in Worcester. He was associate professor at both Brown University and Boston University.

Elizabeth J. Hazen Nu’56, Media, Pa., May 16, 1998.

Joseph T. Lawler WG’57, Bethesda, Md., May 18, 1998.

Dr. Herman Corn GD’58, Sarasota, Fla., a former professor of periodontics at the University, a position he had held for 30 years; June 8, 1998. He had served as vice-chair of the American Board of Periodontology, and he was recently honored by the American Academy of Periodontology with its first Master Clinician Award. Dr. Corn had published extensively and lectured widely, often overseas. In Sarasota he founded a multiple-myeloma support group and was a founding board member of the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida.

Peter L. Hornbeck LAr’58, North Andover, Mass., former professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University; June 3, 1998. Retiring in 1980, he headed a landscape-design firm in North Andover. Completing various restoration projects, he also designed the Ely Lilly estate, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Rita M. Lynch GEd’59, Shavertown, Pa., April 15, 1998.

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1960s

Maxine P. Clark SW’61, West Covina, Calif., June 18, 1998.

Patricia Baun Cooper CW’61, Philadelphia, site director of the Hawthorne Family Center at the Palumbo School in South Philadelphia; June 14, 1998.

Richard P. Ault C’63, Rehoboth Beach, Del., a retired Washington-area insurance and real estate salesman; May 25, 1998. In 1984 he co-founded Mednet, a medical information-services company in Washington. He had served on the board of the Washington Children’s Hospital.

Naomi B. Madlem GEd’63, Baltimore, November 28, 1997.

Dr. Dan Prihar V’63, Haifa, Israel, June 1998.

Richard M. Zimmerman W’63 L’66, Deerfield Beach, Fla., vice president and head of fiduciary services in the Palm Beach office of Bankers Trust; June 11, 1998.

Susan Gordon Berkowitz CW’64, Chicago, April 29, 1997.

L. Stewart Carstater GFA’64, Northampton, Pa., a freelance artist and poet, who had taught art in schools in New Orleans; June 20, 1998. He had also been a street artist in Manhattan’s SoHo district.

Richard B. Pittmon WEv’66, Philadelphia, October 17, 1995.

Paul J. Landaiche GEd’67, Drexel Hill, Pa., November 8, 1997.

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1970s

Matthew T. Lowry GAr’78, Philadelphia, an architect who designed the restorations of stations on SEPTA’s Frankford Elevated line and the renovation of the B-C Terminal at the city’s airport; June 9, 1998.

1980s

Dr. Stephen W. Grosse D’80, Philadelphia, a dentist who maintained practices in the Society Hill district and in Lansdowne; June 10, 1998, by murder. He was known in Philadelphia for the extravagant parties he held for the prominent and powerful of the city.

Michael P. Maxwell GL’80, Los Angeles, a customs attorney; May 9, 1998.

Dr. Jack David Pressman G’82 Gr’86, San Francisco, associate professor of the history of health sciences at the University of California at San Francisco, where he had been teaching since 1987; June 23, 1997, of an undiagnosed illness, while on vacation with his family. He specialized in the history of psychiatry: his book, Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine, was published by Cambridge University Press last year. It was the result of 10 years of research into the background and circumstances of the practice of lobotomies. At the time of his death he had nearly finished another book, under contract with Oxford University Press, "Maladjustment and the American Citizen." And he wrote "The History of the Concept of Mental Illness in the West," in The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (1992). He was instrumental in setting up the History of Science Society’s forum for history of human science, and served on the executive council of the American Association of the History of Medicine. At Penn fund has been established in his memory to assist graduate students in the Department of History and Sociology of Science.

Dr. Thelma L. Barnett GrEd’85, Harrisburg, Pa., June 17, 1998.

Vasilios Kourelis WEv’88 WEv’89 G’93, Philadelphia, December 6, 1993.

Adolfo C. Niella WG’89, Asunción, Paraguay, February 27, 1998.

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Dr. Herman Corn. See Class of 1958.


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