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Charles R. Spare Ch’01, Ventnor, N.J., Dec. 1972.

Alfred F. Del Rossi EE’08, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1972.

Dr. Arthur G. Clarke D’19, Denver, a retired dentist; May 19, at 102 years.

Edward K. Manship W’19, Miami.


Frank S. Given W’20, Ridley Park, Pa.

Edwin W. Taylor W’20, South Pasadena, Calif.

Maurice Sall WEv’21, Elkins Park, Pa., Aug. 1987.

Robert N. Jordan WEv’22, Jenkintown, Pa., Jan. 13.

Francis Miller Baldwin GAr’23, Oak Park, Ill., a retired architect who had specialized in the design of schools, churches, and public-works buildings; Mar. 15.

Maurice Kohn W’23, Trenton, N.J., Nov. 1984.

Tilghman Krout W’23, Chalfont, Pa., 1995.

Frederick R. Shenk Ar’23, Southport, N.C.

Daniel H. Strawn C’24, Quakertown, Pa., May 23, 1999.

Gilbert V. Temple Ar’24, Melbourne, Fla.

David H. Gray WEv’25, Spring House, Pa., Sept. 12, 1993.

G. Thomas Halberstadt ChE’25, Cincinnati, May 27.

Louise M. Horner Ed’25 G’32, Hockessin, Del., a retired mathematics teacher in the Philadelphia public-school system; Mar. 2.

Dr. I. Lewis Horowitz EE’25 Gr’39, Philadelphia, retired principal of Benjamin Franklin High School; May 1.

Hon. Burton R. Laub W’25 L’28, Carlisle, Pa., retired dean of the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University and a former Erie County judge; Dec. 28.

Felix B. Lowell W’25, Cleveland, owner of the Danford-Lowell Co. jewelry store; Jan. 28.

William P. Yankauer W’25, New York, Mar. 18.

Dr. Barton R. Young C’25, Santa Barbara, Calif., emeritus professor of radiology at Temple University; May 29.

Morris A. Gold W’26, Schenectady, N.Y., retired owner of Gold’s Delicatessen and part owner of Hersh Beverage; May 14. In his latter years, he worked with Tough Traveler Ltd., manufacturer of backpacks, camera bags and child carriers.

R. R. Richardson Jr. Ar’26, Virginia Beach, Va., retired chair and CEO of Hall-Hodges Co. Inc.; Jan. 26. He had served as president of the Norfolk Builders and Contractors Exchange, and as a director of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute of Chicago for 28 years.

Dr. Samuel M. Gilbert C’27 M’30, Springfield, N.J., a physician who was a founding member and past president of the University’s Alumni Club of Northern New Jersey; May 4.

Albert A. Millar Jr. C’27, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1997.

Thomas J. Mullaney WEv’27, Fort Washington, Pa., a retired attorney; May 1990.

Harold B. Busser W’28, Kennesaw, Ga., Jan 19.

Dr. Bernerd Caplan C’28 M’31 GM’48, Elkins Park, Pa., Mar. 21.

Margaret R. Chappell Ed’28, Philadelphia, Jan. 8.

Newsom Cooper W’28, Columbia, Tenn., May 9, 1995.

Margaret Y. Erickson Ed’28, Albuquerque, a retired editor for the Westminster Press and an advertising copywriter for the old Macmillan Publishing Co.; Feb. 10.

Robert W. Johnston W’28, Lansdowne, Pa., Aug. 1999.

Clifford Lewis III C’28 L’31, Flourtown, Pa., a Philadelphia stockbroker; Apr. 23. He was the last surviving member of the original board of the Atwater Kent Museum, the city’s official history museum, serving as secretary from 1938, when it opened, until 1986. He was a past president of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia and a former governor of the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Charles Nadel C’28 M’32, Scotch Plains, N.J., retired head of orthopaedics and of the medical and dental staffs at Irvington General Hospital; Jan 1. He also was the medical director of the United Cerebral Palsy League of Union County and an orthopedic consultant at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Westfield.

Stanley W. Rosenbaum W’28, Pittsburgh, retired merchandising manager at his family’s department store, that closed in 1959; Feb. 3. Later, he was in charge of the basement-store operations in Kaufmann’s department store.

Dr. Lawrence R. Burdge C’29 D’30, Morrilton, Ariz., Mar. 3.

Samuel B. Horwitz W’29, Wilmette, Ill., owner of Midco Pipe and Tube Inc. of Evanston; Oct. 29, 1999.

Elizabeth H. Kilker DH’29, Arlington, Va., 1989.

Francis A. La Cava Ar’29, Southbury, Conn.

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Helen Hess Angstadt Ed’30, Haddonfield, N.J.

Albert Blumberg C’30 L’33, Chester, Pa., Aug. 4, 1965.

S. Thomas Bucciarelli C’30 L’36, Ardmore, Pa., a retired judge of the Superior Court of California; May 2.

Michael Cargan C’30, Cape Coral, Fla., Jan. 23.

Dr. James H. Delaney GM’30, Erie, Pa., an ophthalmologist in private practice; May 12, 1978. He was a past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

Gerald B. Fadden Ed’30 GEd’33, Broomall, Pa., 1999.

S. Dorothy Fredericks Ed’30, Philadelphia, Jan. 1.

Joseph L. Haussler W’30, Williamsville, N.Y., retired treasurer of The Buffalo News; June 8. He had served as director of the Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers.

George G. Horn W’30, Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1999.

Carl P. Lundy W’30 L’33, Honeybrook, Pa., a retired executive with the Prudential Life Insurace Co.; Jan. 27, 1999.

Dr. Walter B. Mayer M’30, Charlotte, N.C.

Margaret Short McCabe Ed’30 G’34, Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 6.

George L. Vonderlindt WEv’30, Lima, Pa., May 19, 1999.

Dorothy K. Welbon Ed’30, Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 19, 1999.

Sarah F. Newmark Ed’30, Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1998.

Dr. James M. Bonnar Jr. C’31, Middleboro, Mass., a retired physician; Jan. 16.

Milton W. Carlisle W’31, Mystic, Conn., July 16, 1999.

Richard G. Clapp EE’31 GEE’32, Piedmont, S.C.

Dorothy Conner Ed’31 G’36, Furlong, Pa., Feb. 26, 1999.

John G. Crockett EE’31 GEE’32, Havertown, Pa., an engineering manager with the old Philco, who retired in 1972 after 39 years there; Jan. 24. At Penn he played varsity soccer, and later played in the alumni soccer team.

John H. Harrigan W’31, Albany, retired head of a painting-contracting firm; Jan 23. He was regional vice president of the New York State Painting Contractors Association.

Dr. Nicholas S. Hetos C’31 D’33, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired dentist; Feb. 5. He taught at the University’s School of Dental Medicine.

Helen C. Kaufman Ed’31, Charlottesville, Va., a retired social worker, teacher and truant officer for the Philadelphia Board of Education; Apr. 11.

Florence Kirk-Keppel Ed’31, Westminster, Md.

Marie King Munis Ed’31, Hockessin, Del.

Kenneth K. Otto W’31, Alpine, Tex., Feb. 4.

Oksent M. Ousdigian WEv’31, Stillwater, Minn., 1998.

William Halsey Peckham G’31, Lansing, Mich.

Dr. Ellwood T. Rees M’31, Twin Falls, Idaho, Aug. 31, 1998.

Leon Jack Sweet W’31, Salt Lake City, chair emeritus of Sweet Candy Co.; May 15. In 1932, he introduced a new process for saltwater-taffy production, a method still used to produce the firm’s top-selling product. In 1937 he was instrumental in creating chocolate orange sticks, the company’s second-best-selling item.

Dr. Thomas I. Zirkle GM’31, Loma Linda, Calif., Jan. 1995.

Dr. Philip Blumenfeld D’32, Springfield, N.J., a retired dentist; Mar. 2.

Jules Boymel C’32 G’40, Boca Raton, Fla., July 3, 1999.

Milton C. Brenner W’32, San Antonio, Texas, former Solo Serve stores owner and a maverick who frequently took on San Antonio’s City Hall; May 22. From his flagship Solo Serve store, he exposed corruption and malfeasance, offering rewards to whistleblowers, and accused the county tax assessor and collector of granting lower property valuations to some landowners. His finest fight may have been in the mid-1970s, against Coastal States Gas Corp. and its subsidiary, Lo-Vaca Gathering Co., the city’s natural-gas supplier. He kept after city officials not to accept an out-of-court settlement; the city had sued for $150 million, alleging the failure to maintain guaranteed low prices. One of his tactics was placing newspaper editorials or copies of letters he wrote to City Hall inside Solo Serve shopping bags.

Sr. Mary Callaghan Ed’32 G’34 Gr’51, Immaculata, Pa., a faculty member at Immaculata College who specialized in Latin American history, and who founded the Center for the Teaching of the Americas; Feb. 29.

Sidney P. Denbo W’32, Moorestown, N.J., retired owner of his family’s store, Denbo’s Furniture Co.; June 13.

John D. Fridy Ar’32 GAr’33, Nokomis, Fla., a former partner in the Philadelphia firm of Fridy, Gauker, Truscott and Fridy Architectural and Engineering; Apr. 23. He also served as a consultant for the Sarasota County School Board.

Frances Cohen Gerber Ed’32, Philadelphia, a concert pianist who was active in volunteer work; June 8. She performed frequently at concerts and in churches. During World War II, she was co-chair of the Greater Norristown Civil Defense Corps and president of the Norristown Red Cross. She was also a Montgomery County Democratic committeewoman from 1934 to 1964 and a delegate to three Democratic National Conventions in the 1950s and 1960s.

Gilbert Sherman Gillan WEv’32, Bethel Park, Pa., Feb. 8.

Catherine M. Mishon WEF’32, Levittown, Pa., a retired head teller with the old Fidelity Bank; Dec. 7.

Dr. Robert S. Snyder Jr. D’32, Chevy Chase, Md., a retired Navy dentist; May 25.

Marion P. Sykes Ed’32, Keyport, N.J., Mar. 26.

Samuel Turkus Jr. W’32, Short Hills, N.J., former owner of the old Bow Solder Products of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Newark, N.J.; Feb. 23. He later sold the company to Canfield Metals. Before Bow Solder, he was plant manager of American Smelting in Newark; and he was a former chair of the Solder Committee of the Lead Industry. A past president of Penn’s Alumni club of Northern Jersey, he received the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1988, notably for his work recruiting and interviewing students for Penn.

Jerome J. Atlas W’33, Ambler, Pa., Mar. 17, 1999.

Dr. Eleanor C. Beck Ed’33, Whiting, N.J., a retired doctor of osteopathy; May 22.

Joseph D. Burtis W’33, Baldwin, N.Y., Dec. 11. He founded and ran a tool rental business.

W. Raymond Brown W’33, Seattle, Jan. 22.

Louis N. Cohen W’33, Glencoe, Ill., founder and retired president of the National Clothing Co.; Mar. 20. He also served on the executive board of the Anti-Defamation League of Chicago.

Howard Ellis FA’33, Wilmington, Del.

Paul C. Epler WEF’33, Miami, Oct. 29, 1999.

Dr. Henry K. Erwin M’33 GM’35, Lehigh Valley, Pa., retired chief of ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Hospital; Apr. 11.

Norman F. Garrett W’33, Indianapolis, owner of Howard Brothers Manufacturing Co., in Worcester, Mass.; Oct. 15, 1994.

Robert Hastie Jr. WEF’33, Ebensburg, Pa.

Vivian Smith Lundgren Ed’33, Newtown, Pa., founder of the nursery-school programs at the United Methodist Church of Bala-Cynwyd and later at St. John’s Episcopal Church; Feb. 24.

Dr. Michael J. Maxian D’33, Manhasset, N.Y., a retired orthodontist who had many stars of stage and screen in his practice; Mar. 27. He developed several appliances that could be removed from the mouth, important for such celebrity clients. He was a friend of the Tarzan cartoonist Bob Lubbers, who modelled his character, Captain Maxian, after him. Once in the early 1960s, when on a dental convention in Vienna, he hopped into a taxi and took a little side trip—across the border into then-Communist Czechoslovakia to visit relatives he had never met.

George B. McCrea WG’33, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Mar. 17. He had worked in sales and marketing for the DuPont Co.

Stanley Omwake WG’33, Morganton, N.C., Aug. 9, 1999.

Lucille E. Wills Ed’33, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Dr. George R. Brown W’34, New Milford, Conn., former chair of Brookfield township’s board of finance and a former Connecticut Democratic Party central committeeman; Nov. 19. His role in Democratic Party politics was shaped in the early days of the New Deal, when he served as director of personnel for the National Youth Administration in New York state.

George W. Conklin Ar’34, Woodbridge, Conn., Dec. 14.

Col. Joseph Darling WG’34 L’34, Lorton, Va., retired director of the Office of Foreign Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense; Mar. 22.

Rafael A. Fiol WG’34, Lutz, Fla.

Ralph H. Julius W’34, Columbus, Ga., May 1.

Cecil M. Lichtman W’34, South Orange, N.J., a business owner and philanthropist who served for many years as chair of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Oct. 22, 1999.

George T. O’Maley Jr. W’34, Kansas City, Mo., a businessman who was active in the city’s Democratic party; January.

Ida Zeritsky Nise Ed’34, Camden, N.J., Apr. 4.

Dr. Austin Pomerantz C’34 Gr’39, Haverford, Pa., last family owner of A. Pomerantz & Co., the Philadelphia-based office-supply, printing and furniture company; Apr. 27. He retired from the firm when the family sold it in 1983.

Constance D. Ruch Ed’34, Richmond, Va., a retired teacher at Hellam Junior High School and Eastern High School; Feb. 27.

William Steele III Ar’34, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Mar. 31, 1999.

Robert Wands W’34, St. Michael’s, Md., retired national sales manager of the industrial-product division of IBM; June 16.

Dr. Clifford C. Baker M’35, Vero Beach, Fla., retired chief radiologist at Yonkers General Hospital (N.Y.) and Nantucket Cottage Hospital (Mass.); Apr. 4.

Charles R. Beck C’35, Warren, Pa., Feb. 22.

Isadore Berkowitz Ed’35, Holland, Pa., July 17, 1987.

Nelson G. Curtis W’35, Lafayette, Colo., Feb. 27.

Sidney Dembner W’35, Monroe, N.J., a retired salesman for the Bulova Watch Company; Feb. 1.

Henry J. Fox W’35, Pemroke Pines, Fla., Sept. 24, 1999.

J. Millard Glahn WEF’35, Forest, Va.

Joseph M. Gougeon WEv’35, Drexel Hill, Pa., Sept. 23.

Vincent P. Hartman WEv’35, Monroe Township, N.J., retired vice president of Whitehall Cement Manufacturing Co.; Apr. 9. Previously, he was a partner at Jenkins-Fetteroff Co., a Philadelphia accounting firm.

Dr. Joseph L. Hollander M’35 GM’39, Media, Pa., professor emeritus of rheumatology at the University; Jan. 7. He was appointed professor of medicine in 1962 and held that position for 25 years. The University and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia last year endowed a chair in recognition of his research in pediatric arthritis. He was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize for his work. A past president of the American Rheumatism Association, he was named a master by the American College of Physicians in 1972. The Arthritis Foundation named an award after him for excellence and achievement in the field of rheumatology.

Regina M. G. Hynes Ed’35 GEd’49, Chester, Pa., Feb. 1999.

Samuel Katz W’35, Ventnor City, N.J., Feb. 14.

Dr. Calvin F. Kay M’35 GM’39, Gladwyne, Pa., professor emeritus of cardiology at the University and a former chief of the cardiac section at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Jan 21.

Robert J. Kennedy ME’35, Westfield, N.J., former head safety engineer for the United States during World War II, and tree farmer; Mar. 21. He introduced innovations such as safety shoes, safety glasses and a dress code in munitions factories. After the war he worked at the New York firm of Hammond, Kennedy and Whitney for 48 years as a merger expert for medium-sized corporations.

Jack E. Leitch WEv’35, Lansdowne, Pa., a retired salesman and district representative for Sun Oil Co.; Mar. 29.

Edward P. Letscher W’35, Dearborn, Mich., retired director of marketing investments for Chrysler International; Feb. 23.

Hon. Frank K. Richardson C’35, Sacramento, Calif., retired circuit judge of the California Supreme Court, from 1971 to 1983; Oct. 5.

Marion Astley Rivers CW’35 G’38, Pittsburgh, Mar. 4, 1998.

Arthur J. Rosenblatt W’35, Washington, Feb. 18, 1995.

Dr. Walter J. Schnerr C’35 Gr’47, Providence, Nov. 11, 1998.

Cynthia Gray Schwartz Ed’35, San Francisco, Apr. 4.

Harold B. Shill Jr. Ed’35 G’39, Westfield, N.J., retired head of history at Westfield High School; Mar. 10.

Dr. Lauren M. Sompayrac M’35, Driggs, Idaho, Nov. 23, 1995.

Alexander H. Straus Jr. W’35, Southbury, Conn., May 15.

Gordon Albee Vannah W’35, Needham, Mass., a retired general manager for B.F. Goodrich Co.; Apr. 3.

Thomas Yano Ar’35 GAr’36, Bethesda, Md., Mar. 25, 1966.

Alexander Cohen C’36 L’39, Englewood, N.J., a retired general solicitor for Western Electric Co.; Mar. 30.

Carl Denfeld Ch’36, Philadelphia.

Dr. Raymond D. Feldman D’36, Lake Worth, Fla., Jan 31.

Dr. Fred D. Fister M’36, Allentown, Pa., a general practitioner who had served on the staff of the old Allentown General Hospital; Mar. 24. He also lectured at Hershey Medical School, and was a medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Frederick Fuges L’36, Upper Black Eddy, Pa., a retired Philadelphia attorney and later Bucks County farmer; Feb. 27. In 1955 he volunteered with the rights-of-conscience program of the American Friends Service Committee, an effort aimed at seeking justice for minorities and others whose liberal positions made them unpopular; he defended such people throughout the country, particularly in Georgia, where he was retained to represent Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Dr. Lyster M. Gearhart M’36, Allentown, Pa., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist; Jan. 26.

Dr. Thomas H. Insinger Jr. ChE’36 GCh’37 Gr’40, Philadelphia, a retired chemical engineer who was supervisor of the development laboratory at Allied Chemical; May 31.

Dr. Robert H. Ivy Jr. C’36 Gr’49, Newark, Del., Dec. 1997.

Dr. Seymour S. Kety C’36 M’40 Hon’65, Westwood, Mass., a biological psychiatrist whose studies of the human brain revolutionized the understanding of major mental illnesses; May 25. He emphasized the biological basis of mental illness in the 1950s, a time when psychoanalysis dominated most academic psychiatry departments. His work was the first to provide evidence that schizophrenia ran in families, helping to overturn the widely held belief that it was primarily caused by bad parenting. He was an emeritus professor of neuroscience at the Harvard Medical School and senior psychobiologist at McLean Hospital.

Dr. G. Frank Little D’36, Delmar, N.Y., a retired dentist in private practice; Apr. 23.

William L. McLoughlin WEv’36, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Apr. 1, 1997.

J. Bennett Monaghan W’36, Parker, Colo, a business owner and operator in wire and cable manufacturing; Apr. 25.

E. Kathryn Pennypacker SW’36, Fort Washington, Pa., Feb. 29.

Grace Koch Proctor Ed’36 GEd’43, Broomall, Pa., May 1999.

Jerrold Rosenberg W’36, Peoria, Ariz., Mar. 1.

Carl L. Schuck EE’36, Easton, Pa., a retired engineer for General Electric; May 7, 1998.

Leonard C. Smith W’36, Lantana, Fla., Dec. 25.

Dr. Harold L. Stenger Jr. C’36 Gr’54, Allentown, Pa., Feb. 6.

Charles W. L. Summerill L’36, Clinton Township, N.J., a retired Hunterdon County judge; May 16.

Elwin Cardwell Sweezey V’36, Damariscotta, Maine, founder of the Malden Door and Window Co. in Melrose, Mass.; Jan. 21.

Donald P. Verlenden W’36, Lansdowne, Pa., Nov. 23.

Egbert Beall W’37, Bradenton, Fla., chairman emeritus of Beall’s Inc., the department-store chain, based in Bradenton, with more than 290 stores in eight states; Mar. 22.

Myron F. Buttram W’37, Checotah, Okla., June 17, 1988.

Dr. Norman L. Cannon M’37 GM’40, Wilmington, Del., a retired urologist and past president of the Delaware Academy of Medicine; Mar. 19. In 1961 he had proposed that the three non-sectarian hospitals in Wilmington be merged into a single unit, the Wilmington Medical Center; this became a reality in 1965.

Elizabeth S. Capriotti CW’37, Souderton, Pa.; June 7. She served as a volunteer with the auxiliary at Grand View Hospital.

Frank S. Crane W’37, Golden, Colo., a dairy farmer who served on the Colorado State Agriculture Board; May 16.

Dr. Howard S. Curtis C’37 D’39, Media, Pa., Feb. 5, 1999.

Dr. Agnew R. Ewing M’37, Naples, Fla., a retired physician with a private practice in West Grove, Pa.; Feb. 29.

Marjorie E Glise CCC’37, Philadelphia, retired secretary for many years to the vice president for development at the University; Dec. 16. She was secretary to E. Craig Sweeten W’37 when he was director of the Placements Office, then director, latterly vice president, of development. Later she served as Secretary of the Class of 1937, to which she had been elected an honorary member.

Joseph L. Ivins C’37, Wallingford, Pa., Oct. 1, 1999.

William Kurlish EE’37, Springfield, Pa., a retired engineer and all-America football star who was part of the University’s “Destiny Backfield” of the mid-1930s; Mar. 24. His No. 14 jersey hangs in Van Pelt Library. After graduation he worked for the Philadelphia Electric Co., and later for General Electric.

Leo E. Lane Jr. WEv’37, Haverford, Pa., Feb. 16, 1999.

Dr. Moris B. Martin M’37, Springfield, Ohio, retired chief of staff at Community Hospital and the Mercy Medical Center; Jan. 20.

Samuel V. Merrick C’37 L’40, Medford, N.J., a retired federal lawyer who served with the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations and the Commission on the Operation of the Senate; Apr. 17. He was a former manager of the U.S. Olympic Yachting Team.

Harry L. Panzer W’37, Harrison, N.Y., Mar. 3.

Dr. Andrew W. Plonsky WEF’37, Scranton, Pa., Feb. 5.

Frank E. Sagendorph GAr’37, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Wilbur I. Trapp W’37, Deer Isle, Maine.

Frank F. Silloway W’37, Dallas, Jan. 26, 1999.

Donald St. John Smith W’37, Rockport, Texas, Oct. 27, 1999.

Dr. James N. Stanton Jr. M’37 GM’41, Naples, Fla., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist; Apr. 13.

Dr. Donald W. Stever V’37, Hollidaysburg, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Jan. 22.

Mary N. Taylor PSW’37, Philadelphia.

Dr. Richard K. White C’37, Zionsville, Pa., an orthopedic surgeon; Mar. 16. He was the first orthopedic resident at Hahnemann Hospital and also served as a resident at the Pennsylvania State Crippled Children’s Hospital. He had taught orthopedic surgery at the University’s School of Medicine.

Seaborn T. Whatley Jr. W’37, Cypress, Texas, May 5, 1998.

Bruce Zacherle EE’37, Wyncote, Pa., a retired electrical engineer for United Engineers & Constructors; Apr. 29. He volunteed for Diversified Community Services in Philadelphia

Harold Arsht W’38, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 19, 1999.

Robert V. Bolger II, C’38 L’41, Philadelphia, a retired partner in the law firm of Bolger, Picker, Hankin & Tannenbaum; May.

James J. Boyle L’38, Hazelton, Pa., an attorney; Mar. 9.

Dr. Alex. D. Campbell GM’38, Kirkland, Wash., Sept. 16, 1999.

Dr. Charles F. Deaterly M’38 GM’47, Quakertown, Pa.

Matthew C. Dittmann Jr. L’38, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll; Mar. 19. He had served as corporate attorney for the Phillies.

George T. Duffin W’38, Hollister, Calif., Feb. 20.

William G. Ellis WG’38, Portland, Ore., a retired administrator for the Bend Memorial Clinic; Mar. 12.

David B. Freed W’38, Madison, N.J.

Herbert F. Jewson Jr. ME’38, Lansdale, Pa., Apr. 14.

Mary Jane Chapman Lomas CW’38, Hendersonville, Tenn., a former public-school librarian; Mar. 31.

Charles B. McCaffrey C’38 G’43, Chevy Chase, Md., Feb. 7.

James A. McFadden Jr. WEv’38, Naples, Fla., Feb. 19.

Dr. Howard Mershon V’38, Lancaster, Pa., retired regional director of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; May 20.

Benedict Moss C’38, New Haven, Conn., a retired trial attorney; Apr. 20. He argued successfully two landmark decisions of the Connecticut Superior Court, that altered the law in the fields of condemnation and workers’ compensation.

Harold H. Ranger Jr. W’38, Hornell, N.Y., Mar. 25.

William J. Schiff WEv’38, Devon, Pa., Mar. 4, 1999.

Hon. Arnold D. Smorto L’38, Barnesboro, Pa., Aug. 7, 1999.

Dr. Joseph A. Wagner M’38, Newtown Square, Pa., Feb. 21.

Edward L. Altemus W’39, Lansdale, Pa., Mar. 26.

Eugene Baker W’39, Fayetteville, Ga., Jan. 16.

Melvin Alan Bank C’39, Philadelphia, senior partner in the law firm of Bank, Minehart & D’Angelo; May 7.

Harold W. Budding L’39, Lancaster, Pa., a retired attorney; May 17. He had served as first assistant district attorney for Lancaster County and as a workers’ compensation judge.

John H. Carroll W’39, Nesconset, N.Y., Apr. 16.

Jeannette Parker Crolius CW’39, Yarmouth, Maine, Feb. 7.

Dr. John E. Free Ed’39 GEd’42, Philadelphia, Sept. 1999.

Dr. J. Edward Gilda C’39 D’41, Pittsford, N.Y., Mar. 6.

Mary Hare Morris Ed’39, Marietta, Pa., June 24.

Dr. Mary Catheryne Park CW’39 Gr’47, Merritt Island, Fla., a professor at Brevard Community College; Jan. 29.

Marjorie Healy Powers DH’39, Drexel Hill, Pa., Oct. 6., 1996.

Robert M. Putnam W’39, Batavia, N.Y., 1990.

John Holden Rowell W’39, Glencoe, Ill., June 6.

Dr. Paul Strassburger M’39, Little Silver, N.J., a retired orthopedic surgeon who served as medical director at Orthospec Inc., in Spring Valley, N.Y.; June 1.

Marion B. Garson Welsford GEd’39, Philadelphia, a retired business-education teacher in Pennsauken (N.J.) high schools; Feb. 14.

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Dr. Robert Burns Aird GM’40, Mill Valley, Calif., founding chair of the neurology department at the University of California at San Francisco from 1947 to 1966; Jan. 28. While fulfilling his duties at UCSF, he served as president of Deep Springs College, 1959-65.

John Willis Dibble W’40, Topeka, Kan., retired owner of Dibble’s Food Stores; May 31.

I. Fulton Erlichman C’40, Philadelphia, Jan. 9.

Frederick Finney W’40, Willow Street, Pa., retired assistant comptroller for Armstrong World Industries, Inc.; Mar. 27. He was also a lecturer and writer for the National Association of Accountants.

Gilbert H. Gensemer WEF’40, Ephrata, Pa., a retired accountant in private practice; Feb. 3.

Anne Abbot Jenkins CW’40, Los Osos, Calif., Aug. 11, 1997.

Albert Jenny II C’40 G’59, Potomac, Md., Dec. 7, 1999.

Robert P. Johnston GEd’40, Pottstown, Pa., Mar. 22, 1997.

Dr. Edward J. Majcher C’40 D’43, Havertown, Pa., Apr. 30, 1999.

Frank C. P. McGlinn L’40, Haverford, Pa., former executive vice president with the old Fidelity Bank; June 15. He was a fundraiser for the Republican Party, having served on the executive committee of the Republican National Finance Committee. And he chaired the fundraising drives for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. He also served as chair of the historic Walnut Street Theatre, and served on the boards of the local United Way, the Philadelphia Urban Coalition, the Independence National Park Historical Commission and the Delaware Regional Planning Council.

Dr. Herbert E. Meshekow D’40, New York.

Dr. Virginia R. Park CW’40 D’42, Philadelphia, May 25.

Marjorie Elaine Conley Pohl CW’40 GEd’42, Granger, Ind., Nov. 8.

Philip Salesky WEv’40, Tuckerton, N.J.

Bernard N. Strauss WEv’40, Wyncote, Pa., Sept. 27, 1999.

Robert E. Vanleer WEv’40, Wawa, Pa.

Carl V. Vischer III W’40, Glenside, Pa., a retired executive with Disston, Inc.; Jan. 21.

Malcolm L. Webb WG’40, Drexel Hill, Pa., May 14, 1999.

Daniel Hirsch Barol C’41 M’44 GM’48, Philadelphia, a retired pediatrician in private practice, who in the 1970s decided on a legal career, and was a medical legal consultant until the mid-1990s; Apr. 21.

Dr. Frank W. Blair C’41 GM’48, Wyomissing, Pa., a retired ophthalmologist in private practice; Apr. 10.

Raymond J. Bradley C’41 L’47, Wynnewood, Pa., partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen; May 3. He was a past president of the Greater Philadelphia branch of the ACLU. And he was a track official who presided over the finish line at the Penn Relays.

Horace R. Cardoni L’41, Mountainside, N.J., retired assistant secretary and assistant general counsel for Schumberger Ltd. in New York; Mar. 9.

Dorothy Rebecca Black Dagrosa CW’41, Cherry Hill, N.J., Sept. 1, 1997.

Joseph H. D’Amelio Jr. CE’41, New Britain, Pa., a retired engineer; May 8.

Meta Shallcross Day Ed’41, Wyomissing, Pa., Nov. 5.

Dr. Leonard N. Hallinger W’41 C’42 M’45, Sarasota, Fla., a retired physician; Feb. 22.

John H. Hoge WG’41, Cincinnati, a professional engineer whose interests ranged from building materials to canoe building; Mar. 22. He worked for 18 years as an executive officer at the Hoge Warren Zimmerman Co., then moved into independent consulting. He was an adjunct professor of civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Irving Lichtenstein, C’41, Marina Del Ray, Calif., a surgeon who revolutionized hernia surgery; June 11. Because of his innovation, hernia operations, which previously required full anesthesia and six-to-eight weeks of bed rest, are now performed with local anesthesia and patients often released from the hospital the next day. A civil-rights advocate, he helped secure the financial base of the ACLU of Southern California.

Paul A. Mory WEF’41, Reading, Pa., Apr. 1999.

Charles P. Scott C’41, Ingomar, Pa., 1997.

Frank L. Scott W’41, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Oct. 11, 1999.

Robert G. Sims W’41, Brockton, Mass., Jan. 8.

Kathryn R. Tetlow Ed’41, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired elementary-school teacher in Philadelphia; Apr. 30.

John C. Thompson ME’41, Yakima, Wash., Aug. 16, 1999.

Louise Weaver Ed’41 GEd’44, Wawa, Pa., Nov. 22, 1998.

A. Charleston Weinberg Ed’41, Wyncote, Pa., Jan. 1997.

Richard A. Wiedemer W’41, Cleveland, retired chair of Hinkley Lighting; Feb. 8.

S. Alan Becker W’42, West Barnstable, Mass., Feb. 20.

William S. Chadwick W’42, Boerne, Tex.

Walter R. Cohn C’42, South Orange, N.J., an attorney for more than 50 years who founded and served as counsel to the New Jersey Property Owners Association; Feb. 23.

Dr. Harold N. Cole Jr. M’42, Daphne, Ala., May 25.

Dr. Richard W. Crossen M’42, Richmond, Va., a retired physician; Nov. 28.

Dr. Quentin J. Florence M’42, Linden, Texas, a surgeon for more than 50 years; Aug. 11, 1999.

Dr. Seymour J. Freedman W’42, Laguna Beach, Calif., a retired dentist; June 14.

Thomas F. Glancey W’42, Rosemont, Pa., retired executive vice president for Delaware Management Co.; May 23.

Elizabeth P. Ivory GEd’42, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1997.

Kenneth N. Lennon W’42, Wyndmoor, Pa., a time-and-motion study analyst for Philco Corp., RCA Corp., and the old ITT; Mar. 18. He also taught Romance languages at the Valley Forge Military Academy and the Haverford School.

Dr. John C. Lungren M’42, Laguna Niguel, Calif., the former family physician and personal physician to President Richard M. Nixon; Feb. 28. He was thrust into the national spotlight in 1974 when, shortly after he resigned the presidency, Nixon nearly died from complications of phlebitis. Appearing at news conferences to give updates on Nixon’s condition, Dr. Lundgren was the man-in-the-middle, in the dispute over Nixon’s ability to travel to Washington to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial of his former aides, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, and the former attorney-general John Mitchell. (Dr. Lundgren kept the Nixon medical records in a doubly locked safe a few steps from his office at Long Beach Memorial Hospital: in September 1972, in the height of the presidential campaign, the safe was twice rifled, and Nixon’s records were found out on the floor. The FBI concluded they had been xeroxed, but the case was never solved.) Shortly before his death, Nixon gave his doctor full legal permission to write about his medical care and their friendship, and Lundgren used his records for a draft that was being considered for publication at the time of his own death. A specialist in internal medicine and cardiology, he had served as chief of staff at Long Beach Memorial.

Robert C. Matz WEF’42, West Reading, Pa., May 6, 1998.

Dr. Wesley S. Platner G’42, Columbia, Mo., Aug. 23, 1999.

Ewart A. Pratt W’42, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Feb. 7.

Eugene C. Reed W’42, Villas, N.J., Feb. 12.

Dr. Aubrey A. Stabler GM’42, Greenville, Ala., Jan. 29, 1999.

Craig D. Vail W’42, Mantoloking, N.J., Oct. 22, 1999.

Dr. George White GM’42, Newton Centre, Mass., Sept. 27, 1997.

Olivia White Ed’42, Rosemont, Pa.

Carl Nathan Zimmerman C’42, Sun City West, Ariz., Mar. 1.

Richard K. Blankennagel C’43, Littleton, Colo., a retired nuclear hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey; Apr. 20.

Mildred C. Breisacher Ed’43 GEd’48, Princeton, N.J., Mar. 13.

Dr. Joseph W. Cook Jr. M’43, Salem, Ore., Dec. 15, 1998.

Edward C. Dale C’43, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, May 23, 1999.

Dr. Aaron A. Dubowsky D’43, Bayonne, N.J., Nov. 7.

Dr. Wilson C. Grant M’43, Naples, Fla., a retired professor at Columbia University Medical School and at the University of Miami Medical School; Mar. 11.

Stanley A. Greenstein CE’43, Gladwyne, Pa., Sept. 17, 1999.

Joseph J. Laws C’43 L’48, Valencia, Calif., a retired lawyer with the old Pennsylvania Department of Highways; June 8.

George L. Schmidt Ed’43 GEd’47, Las Cruces, N.M., a retired English teacher at Northeast and Edison High schools in Philadelphia, and football coach at Edison; Feb. 27.

Anna McClelland Stevens Ed’43, Reston, Va., a retired junior engineer with Chance Vought Aircraft; Dec. 18.

Eleanor Adele Tischler CW’43, Melbourne, Fla., a retired employee of Overbrook (N.J.) Junior High School; Dec. 28.

John M. Welsh Jr. W’43, Villanova, Pa., Oct. 12, 1997.

Alfred R. Wentworth W’43, Sarasota, Fla., retired president and CEO of Chase Manhattan Canada, Ltd.; Dec. 31.

Walter G. Arnold C’44, Philadelphia.

Dr. Joseph A. Buckwalter M’44, Chapel Hill, N.C., emeritus professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina; June 16.

Dr. Herbert K. Cooper Jr. C’44 M’47 GM’50, Lancaster, Pa., a specialist in diabetes and cardiology, and founder of the Lancaster chapter of the American Diabetes Association; Mar. 10.

Dr. Henry D. Cornman III M’44 GM’48, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired physician who had specialized in diabetes; Mar. 1.

Ruth Mazer Goodman Ed’44, Orinda, Calif., 1992.

Dr. Maney Horn D’44, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; Apr. 12.

Dr. C. Raymond Kiefer Jr. M’44, Surfside Beach, S.C., February.

Dr. Miriam Krieger CW’44 G’46 GrEd’67, Wallingford, Pa.

Doris Bender Maxwell M’44 GM’51, Greensburg, Pa., Jan. 13, 1999.

Jay F. Miller W’44, Franklin, Pa., Nov. 1999.

Donald A. Nelson ME’44, Royersford, Pa., Nov. 30.

Roberta Jaegle Tudor DH’44, Media, Pa., a member of the Sunshine Singers, a group of seniors who perform at area nursing homes; Apr. 29.

Dr. Robert L. Andrews C’45 D’46, White Stone, Va., Jan. 22.

Helen De Waele Bell CW’45, Bluffton, S.C., Oct. 26, 1999.

Kathryn Bork PSW’45, Millersville, Pa., a retired supervisor of outpost services for Family and Children’s Service; Mar. 24.

Gertrude L. Bryant GEd’45, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 30.

Helen Chew Buckman GEd’45, Doylestown, Pa., a retired music teacher and choral director; Feb. 24. She had taught at Pine Run Elementary School, Central Bucks High School and New Hope High School. She was also the director of the men’s choir at Delaware Valley College. Proficient in the Kodaly method, she had taught at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Jerome G. Caplan C’45, New York, June 15, 1999.

David A. Ivry WG’45, Storrs, Conn., professor emeritus of insurance and finance and director of academic planning at the University of Connecticut; Apr. 30. He was also an emeritus professor at the University of Hartford.

Leonard P. Kaplan W’45, Macon, Ga., Mar. 30.

David Mahoney W’45 WEv’47, Palm Beach, Fla., former executive vice president of Colgate-Palmolive, president of Canada Dry, and president and chief executive officer of Norton Simon; May 1. Described as the foremost lay advocate for neuroscience—he believed the study of the brain and its diseases had not received the focus and funding it deserved—he served as chair, and in later years as chief executive, of the Charles A. Dana Foundation; in 1992 he co-founded, with the Nobel Prize-winner James D. Watson, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

Emily Gamber Moore CW’45, Tacoma, Wash., a retired human-resources analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia; June 2.

G. Walter Retan C’45, New York, Feb. 1, 1999.

Dr. Robert M. Yoder D’45, Sebring, Fla., Mar. 16.

Dr. William P. Barba II M’46, Jenkintown, Pa., former dean and vice president of Temple University Medical School; May 20.

Dr. George F. Bushnell D’46, Melbourne Beach, Fla.

Oliver B. Chamberlin Jr. WG’46, San Antonio, Texas, a retired attorney; Aug. 17, 1999.

Dr. Frederick E. Farrer GM’46, Deland, Fla., Jan. 15.

Dr. Ferdinand Heinmets Gr’46, San Diego, a retired biophysicist with the U.S. government; May 3. In recent years he worked on a computer model of cell metabolism at the University of California at San Diego.

Anne Adler Kagan PSW’46, Toronto.

Dr. Howard M. Kern Jr. C’46, Baltimore. He was a retired director of continuing education for the American Psychiatric Association in Washington.

Dee Mitchell Lackey Ed’46, Lenoir, N.C., June 17. She was a volunteer at Caldwell Community College.

Dr. George B. Markle IV M’46, Carlsbad, N.M., Oct. 1, 1999.

Eleanor Mae Mily DH’46, Lehighton, Pa., a retired employee of the Pennsylvania health department; May 9.

Leo B. Paul GEd’46, New Orleans, a retired mathematics teacher at John F. Kennedy High School; Mar. 7.

Vincent V. Pearce GEd’46, Havertown, Pa.

Donald K. Potts W’46, Cleveland, June 21, 1990.

Lawrence D. Smith WG’46, Richmond, Va., co-founder of the Smith Madden Business School and of Beekne Investment Co., Inc.; Mar. 18.

John A. Snow W’46, Yonkers, N.Y., a retired housing consultant with the New York City Human Resources Administration; Mar. 16.

Dr. Richard Allen C’47 M’49 GM’53, Harrisburg, Pa., a pediatrician for fifty years; Nov. 12. He had also served on the staff at Harrisburg and Holy Spirit hospitals, and as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Hershey Medical Center.

Charles D. Brennan C’47, Alexandria, Va., a former assistant director of domestic intelligence for the FBI; Feb. 20.

Roy E. Broadbent W’47, Hendersonville, Tenn.

Francis S. Brown III L’47, Wyndmoor, Pa., a retired lawyer in private practice; Mar. 8.

F. Lee Cook WG’47, Flintstone, Md., June 3, 1993.

Dr. De Paul J. Corkhill V’47, Stockton, Calif.

Mildred Newton Dallas Ed’47 GEd’51, Dunedin, Fla., Jan. 27, 1999.

Jayne Bullock Degler CW’47, Inverness, Fla., Oct. 1999.

Hon. Donald D. Dolbin L’47, Pottsville, Pa., Jan 12.

Anna R. Fieo GEd’47, Drexel Hill, Pa., a retired teacher and guidance counselor at Bregy Elementary School and at Houston Elementary School in Germantown; Feb. 29.

Joseph F. Kalina G’47, Florham Park, N.J., June 22, 1999.

Alexander McBride III W’47, St. Simons Island, Ga., Dec. 4.

Thomas P. Mone WEv’47, West Chester, Pa.

Earl L. Prather W’47, Eastham, Mass., 1998.

Robert P. Roche G’47, Wynnewood, Pa., chair emeritus of Barnes & Roche, the fundraising consultants, who had served as director of development at the University in the 1960s; Mar. 13. He left Penn in 1968 to co-found the company. He served as a volunteer fireman with the Merion Fire Co. for more than 25 years, and, when at home, never missed a fire: his house was outfitted with an alarm that hustled him to the firehouse, even once during a Thanksgiving dinner. Friends and visitors were warned never to park in the driveway, lest the alarm sound.

Felix D. Rubino C’47 GEd’51, Springfield, Va.

Richard F. Seiverling GEd’47, Palmyra, Pa., Jan. 21.

Dr. Robert Slemmer GM’47, Cincinnati, a retired neurologist and neurosurgeon who taught at the University of Cincinnati for many years; May 24. He wrote the textbook, An Atlas of Gross Neuropathology (1983).

Thomas L. Wolf W’47, La Jolla, Calif., retired CEO and president of a national men’s clothing manufacturer; May 28.

William Harvey Bowen W’48, Redding, Calif., June 13, 1999.

Dr. John W. Clark D’48 GD’50, Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 17.

Marjorie Tondro Freeman PSW’48, Alhambra, Calif.

E. J. Dusty Gray C’48, Dayton, Ohio, June 1.

Rev. Patrick D. McGuire G’48, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1989.

Raymond B. Rippman Jr. W’48, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a retired executive for Sears and Roebuck Co.; June 8.

Martha K. Rudnicki GEd’48, Media, Pa., a retired public-school teacher in the Upper Darby school district; Feb. 11.

Mary Pollitt Scott Ed’48, Verona, Pa., Dec. 25.

Dr. Andrew H. Souerwine G’48, Wethersfield, Conn., professor emeritus of management and organization at the University of Connecticut; Mar. 15. He had also served as chair of psychology at Trinity College, and as the first staff psychologist for The Travelers Insurance Companies.

Dr. Charles E. Stonier WG’48 Gr’55, Bangkok, a former business and economics professor at Hofstra University; Jan. 30. Specializing in metropolitan and transportation planning, he held several posts with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He also worked for the Ford Foundation, the World Bank and a number of U.N. agencies, mostly in Asia.

Randal H. Thomas G’48, Doylestown, Pa.

Mark A. Toal Jr. W’48, Palm Coast, Fla., Sept. 7, 1999.

Leonard C. Wagner Ed’48, West Chester, Pa., Jan. 15.

James W. Beatman G’49, Felton, Del., an attorney; Jan. 28.

Dr. Frank M. Cornell C’49 D’54, Norwood, N.J., Apr..

Dr. Herman Doh C’49 Gr’62, Plattsburgh, N.Y., a retired professor and chair of English at SUNY Plattsburgh; Apr. 1. He had taught at Penn before accepting a position at Plattsburgh in 1956; there he served as chair of the faculty senate. He specialized in 17th-century printing.

E. Ruth Entriken CW’49, Talladega, Ala., retired director of training in customer services with the Philadelphia Electric Company; Jan. 6.

Donald F. Joseph W’49, Philadelphia, a retired assistant director of management operations for the Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mar. 20.

Dr. William J. King C’49 M’53, Ottawa Lake, Mich., Mar. 1996.

Milton L. Lonker C’49, Wyndmoor, Pa., a retired pharmaceuticals salesman for Pfizer Laboratories; Mar. 17. An authority on cacti and succulent plants, he was a judge at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show.

David R. McConnell WEv’49, Waynesboro, N.J., Mar. 3.

Rita C. Nicolaides CW’49, Ramona, Calif., Feb. 22.

Malcolm R. Potteiger GEd’49, Sept. 29, 1991.

Dr. Keith Reemstma M’49, New York, retired head of surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he helped establish its heart-transplant center; June 23. He also performed xenotransplantation, or cross-species transplants: in 1964 he transplanted a kidney from a chimpanzee to a woman who then lived with it for nine months.

Norman C. Seidenwurm C’49, Palm Beach, Fla.

Carolyn S. Shaplin GEd’49, Wyomissing, Pa., Feb. 3.

Raymond J. Wesley EE’49, New Canaan, Conn., Feb. 17, 1995.

Dr. Dorsey E. Wiseman WG’49, Fullerton, Calif., Feb. 23.

Dr. Robert S. Young GM’49, Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 19.

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Edward A. Belcher C’50, Troy, Mont., Nov. 8, 1999.

Dr. Leon Brodis D’50, Bradford, Pa.

John P. DiLello ME’50, Malvern, Pa., Nov. 10, 1997.

Dean R. Fisher L’50, Cammal, Pa., an attorney.

Dr. Rene C. Gnade V’50, Amery, Wisc., 1996.

Seymore Gomberg W’50, Havertown, Pa., May 10, 1998.

Dr. Liborio A. Grilli D’50, Fort Pierce, Fla.

Robert H. Harp WG’50, Fort Pierce, Fla., Mar. 21, 1998.

Marion Boyer Harvey GEd’50, Mount Airy, Md., Apr. 15, 1995.

William L. Heritage W’50, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Mar. 12.

Dr. H. Victor Johnson D’50, Croton Falls, N.Y., 1995.

Alvin Kavaler W’50, West Hartford, Conn., a retired insurance executive; June 4.

Charles A. Lemkuhl Jr. WG’50, Charleston, W.Va., a former statistician with the West Virginia Department of Welfare and with United Fuel and Gas of Charleston; Mar. 23.

Percy F. Lisk Jr. WG’50, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Dec. 1.

Dr. Myer Z. Palkovitz V’50, McKeesport, Pa.

Dr. Barry Jay Schwartz C’50 M’54 GM’58, Villanova, Pa., a psychiatrist who maintained a practice in Lansdale; Apr. 25. He also maintained a practice in Bala Cynwyd and was on staff at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Joseph B. Smith G’50, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., a retired CIA officer, who later served as a professor of history at Dickinson College; Apr. 5. He also taught at the University of North Florida and at Stetson University at Deland. He wrote Portrait of a Cold Warrior, about his life and work in the CIA, and The Plot to Steal Florida, set in the times of James Madison.

Stanley P. Stern W’50 L’53, Philadelphia.

Dr. Jack Weiner GM’50, Jenkintown, Pa., a dermatologist who had practiced for more than a half-century, retiring just last year; Apr. 1. He had served as assistant professor of dermatology at the University’s School of Medicine from 1970 to 1987. Serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was one of the physicians who tried to save survivors in the Nazi concentration camps at the end of the war: what he saw haunted him for the rest of his life.

Leo S. Wou Ar’50, Los Angeles.

Anthony T. Burgas WEF’51, Nanticoke, Pa.

Dr. Ya-Lun Chou Gr’51, Jamaica, N.Y., a retired professor at St. John’s University and at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; Feb. 20. He wrote Statistical Analysis and Probability and Statistics for Decision Making.

James J. Costello W’51, Trevose, Pa.

William F. Fell Jr. WEv’51, Philadelphia.

Dr. William M. Glantz C’51 M’55, Davie, Fla, Jan. 15.

Richard C. Grace W’51, Severna Park, Md., a retired sales representative for C. S. Metals in Baltimore; Feb. 20.

James W. Hankin W’51, Winter Haven, Fla., June 4, 1995.

Franklin W. Holt WG’51, Holden, Mass., retired owner of Holt Coal Co.; May 6.

Mary Lawrence SW’51, Panama City, Fla., Feb. 11.

Louis B. MacHale Jr. W’51, Aurora, Colo.

Clarence W. McKee Jr. W’51, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired executive with Florida Progress Corp.; Mar. 27. He was a lead planner for the 1988 St. Petersburg Centennial.

Donald E. Messinger W’51, Mission Viejo, Calif., a retired purchasing real-estate manager for Hunt and Wesson, Inc.; Aug. 24, 1998.

Col. John D. Nacy GEE’51, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Robert J. Preston W’51, Columbus, Pa., Jan. 29.

George F. O’Brien W’51, Coral Gables, Fla., a retired insurance salesman; Feb. 6.

Samuel J. Cordner WEF’52, Harrisburg, Pa., Mar. 15.

James Louis Fisher W’52, El Cajon, Calif., a retired executive with the La Jolla Bank & Trust; Mar. 1.

Dr. William H. Halberstadt C’52, Reno, Nev., 1982.

Dr. Howard L. Kent C’52, Hammonton, N.J., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University; May 7. He was an internationally recognized authority on gynecological diseases.

Sylvan L. Levey C’52, New York, Nov. 19.

Tom Martin Jr. WG’52, Atlanta, a retired executive with the old Kidder, Peabody and Co., Inc.; Apr. 11.

Hon. Thomas Masterson L’52, Villanova, Pa., retired head of the litigation department at the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who was a leader in the alternative dispute-resolution movement; June 15. He had also served as a U.S. District Court judge from 1967-73.

Marcia Buten Picus Ed’52, Cheltenham, Pa., Feb. 9, 1999.

Warren D. Riebe WG’52, Solon, Ohio, former finance director for the city of Cleveland; Apr. 6. He also served as deputy auditor for Cuyahoga County, and as mayor of Solon.

Dr. J. Carl Schwartz C’52 V’54, Kissimmee, Fla., Apr. 1, 1997.

Barry Shepard W’52, Denver, treasurer, director and chief financial officer of Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc.; June 21.

Harvey Silverstein W’52, Yardley, Pa., Nov. 20, 1997.

Joseph Smith WEv’52, Bensalem, Pa., Feb. 23, 1999.

James Stewart Jr. L’52, Mechanicsburg, Pa., an attorney; Mar. 23.

Francis J. Ward WEv’52, Coatesville, Pa., Jan. 19, 1999.

Dr. Harold A. Wurzel GM’52, Wynnewood, Pa.

Joseph B. Arden W’53, Marietta, Ga., a retired employee of Lucent Technologies; Dec. 31.

Dr. Simon Belasco Gr’53, Columbia, S.C., Nov. 10.

Peggy Vanka Brasko CW’53, Rushland, Pa., an art conservationist; Apr. 9. She worked to promote the paintings of her father, Maxo Vanka, and had recently organized an exhibit at the James A. Michener Museum of his Bucks County landscapes.

William F. Chester Jr. L’53, Eugene, Ore., an attorney; Sept. 24, 1999.

Howard J. Collins Jr. WG’53, Falmouth, Maine, June 21, 1999.

Dr. Edwin R. Concors C’53, a pediatrician who maintained a practice in Northeast Philadelphia for nearly 40 years; Mar. 21. He was known to break into song to calm anxious child patients—usually whatever was in fashion at the time, such as the Barney song.

Leif Longum G’53, Oslo, Norway, May 1997.

Paul D. Matthews WG’53, Toronto, Feb. 27.

John Mullineaux WEv’53, Lancaster, Pa., general manager of the store division for Penn Dairies; Feb. 22.

Thomas J. O’Brien WEv’53, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1999.

Dr. Sidney Ross G’53, Philadelphia, May 5.

Robert A. Satin W’53, Encino, Calif., business manager for Fats Domino, Santana, Van Morrison, the Grateful Dead and Pat Benatar; Apr. 2.

David Schlanger W’53, Boynton Beach, Fla., founder of Imperial Air Freight Services, Inc.; May 21.

Dr. David M. Seymour M’53, Endwell, N.Y., Feb. 18.

Dr. Charles W. Chambers M’54, Cape May Court House, N.J., Sept. 2, 1999.

Dr. Frederick H. Doner Jr. D’54, Watertown, N.Y.

Gloria Dorfman CW’54, Brookline, Mass., a job-opportunities coordinator for the Brookline Council On Aging; Mar. 19.

John Fred Henry Fesq WEv’54, Annapolis, Md., retired manager of general accounting with RCA in Moorestown, N.J.; Mar. 27.

Rhoda Hudis Fleekop Ed’54, Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 1994.

William K. Gay W’54, Columbus, N.Y., a retired manager of marketing research for J.C. Penney Co.; May 7.

Dr. Howard R. Hobbs D’54, Binghamton, N.Y.

Frank J. Leahy Jr. WG’54, Osterville, Mass.

Elinor Markus Lome Ed’54, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired quality-assurance manager for Marriott Vacation Club International; Mar. 25. Previously, she was an employee-benefits actuary for The Becker Co. in New Jersey.

George W. Lowry CCC’54, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., retired director of regulatory affairs for Mona Industries in Paterson, N.J.; June 26, 1999.

Michael J. Mellon CCC’54, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired comptroller for Duane Morris & Heckscher; Mar. 8.

Donald A. Sakson PT’54, Fort Lewis, Wash., a retired colonel with the U.S. Navy; May 17.

Bernhard Weinberger W’54, Covington, La.

Dr. Donald J. Diffenbaugh GrEd’55, Collegeville, Pa., Nov. 21.

Dr. Ralph J. Haberern D’55, Allentown, Pa., a dentist in private practice; May 14.

Dr. Gerald L. Haidak GM’55, Berkshire, Mass., retired professor of medical education at the University of Massachusetts; Apr. 30.

Alice S. Hazzard GEd’55, Baltimore, June 22, 1998.

Ellen Hastings Janosik Nu’55, Cape May, N.J., an emeritus professor of nursing at Alfred University (N.Y.); Feb. 27. She had written four books on nursing and co-written four on psychiatric nursing.

Dr. Leroy T. Moore V’55, Linden,, Pa., a veterinarian in private practice; Oct. 6.

Jack S. Older W’55 L’58, Scarsdale, N.Y., a partner in the law firm of Kurzman & Eisenberg; Jan. 5.

Iris P. Robertson NEd’55, Springfield, Va., a retired nurse at what is now Inova Fairfax Hospital; Mar. 11.

Thomas J. Stanton WEF’55, Reading, Pa., 1998.

Dr. Sanford W. Stein C’55, Flushing, N.Y., Oct. 20, 1996.

Lt. Col. Richard K. Whitney C’55, Marstons Mills, Mass., a retired officer in the U.S. Air Force; Apr. 18.

Dr. Asmino GM’56, Surabaya, Indonesia, Mar. 6, 1999.

Jack H. Bogdanoff GD’56, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired orthodontist who was a former producer of the Miss New Jersey Pageant; Feb. 14.

Clifford E. Crafts Jr. WG’56, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

John E. Dwyer W’56, Elizabeth, N.J., a business administrator for the Bergen County special-services school district; Oct. 18.

Dr. Adrian M. McDonough Gr’56, Newtown Square, Pa., emeritus professor of management in the Wharton School; Apr. 17. He was an adviser for the United Nations on management-education delivery systems. He wrote Information Economics and Management Systems (1963).

Dr. James R. Ramsay M’56, Orange Park, Fla., Nov. 29.

Sidney H. Ross G’56, Philadelphia, a manager of the independent research and defense program at RCA Aerospace & Defense in Cherry Hill, N.J.; May 5. Earlier, he headed the non-military branch at the U.S. Army Research and Development Center at the Frankford Arsenal.

James Peter Rybeck WG’56, Meriden, Conn., president and owner of William H. Rybeck and Co.; Mar. 25. He was a former chair of the Meriden Board of Education.

Howard C. Wimmer WEv’56, Wilmington, Del., Oct. 31, 1997.

Dr. Wayne M. Akers V’57, Alameda, Calif., a veterinarian in private practice who also ran a family farm; Mar. 2.

George G. Casterlin Jr. W’57, Boca Raton, Fla.

Dr. Eugene I. DiSalvo M’57 GM’62, Bethlehem, Pa., retired chief orthopaedic surgeon at Easton Hospital; Apr. 29.

Betsy Beadry Eppolito DH’57, Clayton, N.Y., Feb. 18.

Isabel Clapp Long Nu’57, Wawa, Pa., a retired school nurse for the Philadelphia School District; Apr. 27.

Charles R. Rogers W’57, Ocean Park, Wash., Aug. 16, 1981.

Richard J. Sharkey C’57 L’62, Glenside, Pa., chief district counsel for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; May 25.

Dr. Jean S. Straub GrEd’57, Columbia, Md., 1999.

Anthony J. Talecki WEv’57, Philadelphia, Jan. 22.

Helen Winter GEd’57, Philadelphia.

Delores G. Young CW’57, Philadelphia.

Ward S. Curtiss CGS’58, West Chester, Pa., Dec. 4.

Robert T. MacDonald WG’58, Sarasota, Fla., a former publisher of The International Herald Tribune; May 19. A former executive vice president of The New York Herald Tribune, he was named publisher of The Herald Tribune in Paris in 1966, after The Washington Post Co. acquired a substantial interest in the paper’s Paris edition. From 1980 to 1997 he also served as the managing director of MacDonald & Co., an investment firm based in Stamford, Conn.

Willard Meeker GEE’58, Asheville, N.C., a retired acoustical engineer in the research department of Stromberg Carlson in Rochester, N.Y.; Mar. 19.

Lucila Ospina WG’58, Caracas, Venezuela.

Phil Ross W’58, Lakeland, Fla., a retired wholesale clothing salesman; Mar. 10.

Dr. Allan H. Winters C’58 D’61, Arlington, Va., Feb. 4.

S. Edwin Ahn Jr. WEv’59, Havertown, Pa., retired national sales manager for Chilton Publishing; Feb. 26.

Dorothy B. Brennan CW’59, Rockville, Md., a former co-owner of Common Reader, a Georgetown bookstore; May 6.

Dr. Elaine Kaplan Comer CW’59, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Dec. 1999.

Dr. Samuel G. Conforth D’59, New Preston Marble, Conn., Aug. 12, 1999.

Dr. Robert J. Convery Gr’59, Ocean City, N.J., former dean of the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio; Feb. 12.

Fredrick S. Falick W’59, Middletown, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1999.

Walter Greenblatt W’59, Dallas, Apr. 23.

Dr. John S. O’Brien M’59, Punta Gorda, Fla., a psychiatrist who specialized in biofeedback; May 3. He was a founding board member of the Child and Family Developmental Center in St. Petersburg.

Robert T. Robbins W’59, Boca Raton, Fla., Apr. 18.

Thomas A. Schwartz WG’59, State College, Pa., Apr. 21.

Dr. Walter W. Shervington C’59, Baton Rouge, La., a psychiatrist who had served as CEO of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital; Apr. 15. He had been an assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and an associate professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University.

Haig D. Terzian ChE’59 GCh’64, Belle Mead, N.J., December.

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Dr. Alan D. Adler Gr’60, West Redding, Conn., an former assistant professor of molecular biology at the University and expert in blood chemistry who investigated the Shroud of Turin for the Vatican; June 10. He left Penn in 1967 to become a senior staff scientist with the New England Institute. In 1988 he established that the shroud image was of a person and that the blood came from violently inflicted wounds, but concluded he could not prove whether the image on the shroud was that of Jesus of Nazareth.

Joseph J. Cook Ed’60, Elizabeth, N.J., a retired civics teacher at Battin Middle School; Apr. 28. Previously he was a community-relations manager and supervisor with New York Telephone.

Francisco Bernardo Lorch WG’60, So Paulo, Oct. 8, 1999.

James G. MacBride WEv’60, Wyndmoor, Pa., Oct. 1999.

Agnes Tool McLarney Nu’60, Delran, N.J., Mar.

J. Blake Campbell Jr. GEd’61, Newville, Pa., Feb. 9, 1999.

Dr. Robert G. Clark GEd’61, Lower Makefield, Pa., a retired professor of mathematics and engineering sciences at Pennsylvania State University; Apr. 14.

Deborah M. Farkas GEd’61, Downsview, Ontario.

Arthur B. Morgenstern C’61, Narberth, Pa., a former real estate attorney and investor for Strouse Greenberg & Co.; May 24. In retirement he became a Torah scholar at the Talmudic Yeshiva of Philadelphia.

Dr. John F. McCluskey Jr. M’61, Silsbee, Tex., an orthopedic surgeon who also taught at Baylor University; Jan. 27, 1999.

Dr. Dean Hubert Obrecht Gr’61, Sarasota, Fla., retired professor of linguistics at the University of Rochester; May 9.

John R. Seaton WG’61, Bellevue, Wash., a retired controller and vice president for Graybar Electric Co. in St. Louis; Feb. 6.

Elizabeth Ann Swaim G’61, Middletown, Conn., retired rare-books librarian and archivist at Wesleyan University; May 15.

Greta Gordon Weiner OT’61, Bensalem, Pa., Aug. 18, 1999.

Paul L. Wellener III EE’61, Pittsburgh, a retired exec with Amcast Industrial Corp.; Mar. 16. He also served as a Mt. Lebanon school director.

Donald F. DeScenza WG’62, New Canaan, Conn., president of DeScenza & Co.; Jan. 7, 1999.

Armand R. Poli WEv’62, St. Paul, Minn.

Linda Toombs Post CW’62, Lemoyne, Pa.

Albert J. Gomes WG’63, Washington, retired president of Arthur Consulting Group International, which compiled marketing-feasibility studies for the tourism and hotel industries; June 20. He was an adjunct professor in George Washington University’s tourism and hospitality-management program.

Dr. Ruth Farkas Gubits CW’63, New York, a retired molecular biologist with the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons; Mar. 18.

Dr. Raymond Lorantas Gr’63, Malvern, Pa., a retired professor of history at Drexel University; Apr. 14. He had also taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Foreign Languages Institute in Tianjin, China.

Thomas Lumbard L’63, Washington, a lawyer who specialized in appellate criminal law and professional liability; June 27. He was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in the late 1960s.

Joseph M. McCready III W’63, West Chester, Pa., a retired real estate agent for Weichert Realtors, who, with his wife, bought and ran the Chancer Restaurant; Mar. 22.

Joseph A. Ruggiero GEd’63, Glenolden, Pa., Oct. 11, 1999.

Abe J. Ruzansky Ed’63 GEd’65, Havertown, Pa., a retired teacher in the Philadelphia public-school system; July 25, 1995.

Dr. Rex S. Clements Jr. M’64 GM’68, Pineville, Pa., May 2, 1999.

Dr. Demetrius Kounaris G’64, Newington, Conn., owner of the Newington Theatre Plaza; Mar. 1.

Dorothy Sterling GEd’64, Villanova, Pa., June 22, 1998.

Edward H. Adams WEv’65, Live Oak, Fla., Dec. 12.

Judith Singer Dubbs CW’65, Bala Cynwyd, an administrator of grants at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Feb. 11.

Stephen W. Everhart GEd’65, Richmond, Va., Mar. 10, 1999.

Frank E. Marmelo C’65, Dunwoody, Ga., June 10, 1999.

Dr. Michael T. Sheehan C’65 G’68 Gr’74, Bethesda, Md., executive director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Woodrow Wilson House; Mar. 4.

Paul L. Weatherill W’65, North Miami, Fla., a retired financial analyst in the foreign-service section of the Ford Motor Co.; Apr. 6.

Willard R. Vollertsen WEF’65, Mohnton, Pa., Nov. 4.

S. Kiyoshi Kuromiya C’66, Philadelphia, an AIDS activist; May 10. In 1968, to protest the use of napalm in Vietnam, he announced that a dog would be burned alive in front of the Van Pelt Library: thousands turned up to protest, only to find a message from him, “Congratulations on your anti-napalm protest. You saved the life of a dog. Now, how about saving the lives of tens of thousands of people in Vietnam.” Soon after graduating, he traveled with R. Buckminster Fuller, helping him complete his last books, including Critical Path, which argued that people can control their destiny through technology. An early activist for gay rights, he marched in front of Independence Hall in 1965, and he helped found the Philadelphia cell of ACT-UP in the 1980s. A self-taught AIDS expert, he published a newsletter, ran a 24-hour hotline, provided free Internet access to people with AIDS in the Philadelphia region, and ran an underground club that supplied free marijuana to alleviate nausea from AIDS medications. Seeking to protect graphic information on his Web site, he was a plaintiff in the successful suit before the Supreme Court claiming that the 1996 Communications Decency Act was unconstitutional.

Steven E. Palmer C’66, Nutting Lake, Mass.

Dr. Howard E. Hornstein D’67, Guilford, Conn., Mar. 10.

Dr. Udayan P. Rege WG’67 G’69, Saint Catharines, Ontario, Jan. 31.

Irma Belfer Friedman GEd’67, Philadelphia, a retired teacher of Spanish to adults; May 2.

Priscilla C. Kraut GNu’67, Wilmington, Del., Apr. 19.

Ellen C. Casapulla Nu’68, Hawthorne, N.J., a nurse practitioner at Hackensack University Medical Center; June 7.

Dr. George W. Glendenning Gr’68, Malvern, Pa.

Gloria E. Merritt CGS’69, Philadelphia, May 2.

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Dr. Jean Kirkpatrick Gr’70, Quakertown, Pa., a sociologist who had appeared on The Today Show, The Phil Donahue Show and Good Morning America, and whose work was published in scholarly journals and Vogue and Today’s Woman; June 19. Her books included Turnabout: Help for a New Life and A Fresh Start, recounting her founding of Women For Sobriety, and Goodbye Hangovers, Hello Life (Self Help for Women). As an expert on women and alcoholism, she testified before several Senate committees and had speaking engagements across the U.S. and overseas.

Emily Vamos CGS’70, Philadelphia, 1996.

Bernadette M. Gudera CW’71, Philadelphia, Pa., a grade-school teacher in the Philadelphia Roman Catholic school system for more than 25 years; Apr. 28.

Charles G. Howard C’71, Bedford, Mass., founder of the Cooperative for Human Services, an agency that serves more than 200 people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities; May 15.

Sharon L. Wolfe CW’71, Miami, July 16, 1999.

Margaret R. Andrews CGS’72, Brookpark, Ohio, July 25, 1995.

Charles J. Dodge WG’72, Westfield, N.J., president of the Cronheim Mortgage Co. and owner of the Moorehouse Corp., a construction company; Feb. 19.

Bette Becker Kessler Nu’72, Frackville, Pa., Mar. 14.

William J. Meng Jr. WG’72, Atlanta, Sept. 5, 1988.

Dr. Stuart A. Patterson GM’72, Fort Collins, Colo., a retired clinical professor of radiology at the University of Colorado; Apr. 28. He was a teaching fellow at Penn, 1947-50.

Allen H. McCook, WG’73, Chatfield, Minn., Nov. 17, 1999.

Paul S. Krachuk WEv’74, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

James J. Monek GEE’74, Exton, Pa., a vice president of development at Unisys Corp.; Mar. 20.

Richard D. Petras WEv’74, Broomall, Pa., Oct. 19.

Dr. Edmund Thomas Carroll GM’75, Edgely, Pa., May, 16, 1999.

Dr. David H. Presser M’75, Agoura Hills, Calif., June 1995.

Gerald S. Newman G’78, Philadelphia, July 10, 1999.

Robert Ross C’76 GAr’79, Roswell, Ga., a founding member of the John Hardy Group, an Atlanta architecture firm; May 23. He also worked at John Portman & Associates and at Bower Lewis Thrower/Architects in Philadelphia.

Dr. James Watson Woods Jr. GM’76, Chapel Hill, N.C., a cardiologist; Feb. 27. He was a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Mark H. Biddle L’78, Ardmore, Pa., an attorney specializing in information technology at the firm of Biddle & Colletti; May 31.

Dr. Juan Espadas Gr’78, Newark, Del., Aug. 6, 1998.

Dr. Rachel A. Pemstein V’78, Midway, Ky., an equine veterinarian in private practice; Apr. 6.

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Regina J. Jacyshyn C’80, Glenside, Pa., May 18, 1999.

Eric Keller WG’80, Whitehouse Station, N.J.

Sanae Willoughby GFA’80, Winnetka, Ill.

Dr. Brett J. Cassens WG’81, San Diego.

Dr. Kathleen Dotson-Waller C’81, Pennsauken, N.J., a medical resident at Lankenau Hospital in Pennsylvania; Feb. 28.

Jane Fishman Grinberg W’81 WG’85, Armonk, N.Y., May 3.

Dr. Faris R. Kirkland Gr’82, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a former associate professor in Penn’s Department of Military Science; Feb. 22. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who had served in the Korean and Vietnam wars (he retired from the army in 1973), he joined the department in 1968. He built a program within the department that reached out to other disciplines, and this kept the ROTC on campus. Dr. Kirkland later was appointed a research military social historian at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Dr. Richard L. Bates Gr’83, Philadelphia, professor of ancient history at Villanova University; Feb. 8.

Dr. Anne Patenaude WG’84, Somerville, Mass., vice president of marketing programs for the Pioneer Group of mutual funds; June 13.

Eileen R. Gerson WEv’85, King of Prussia, Pa., Feb. 6, 1999.

Douglas S. Schwartz C’85, Baltimore, Feb. 4. He worked in the budget department of the National Security Agency.

Michael S. Edelman C’86, Yonkers, N.Y., Jan. 30.

Kimio Okamoto WG’86, Tokyo, 1998.

Vicki Herd WEv’88, Havertown, Pa., June 1999.

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Gustavo A. Pardo WG’90, Buenos Aires, 1998.

Dr. John Turkson G’93 Gr’96, Kumasi, Ghana, a specialist in the deregulation and liberalization of African energy markets, especially in his native Ghana; Jan. 30. He worked for RISO (the Danish International Institution), where he worked on the Climate Change Convention prior to the Kyoto Meeting of the Parties.

Justin Finalle C’99, DuBois, Pa., a sportswriter for his hometown newspaper; Mar. 25.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Alan D. Adler. See Class of 1960.

Dr. Herman Doh. See Class of 1949.

Dr. Nicholas S. Hetos. See Class of 1931.

Dr. Calvin F. Kay. See Class of 1935.

Dr. James W. Lash, professor emeritus and former vice-chair and interim chair of cell and developmental biology, died on Jan. 11 in Woodstock, Vt. He came to Penn in 1955 as a postdoctoral research fellow, joined the faculty in 1957 as an instructor in anatomy, and attained full professorship in 1969. His research focused on early embryonic development, with a special emphasis on avian somite formation, i.e., the processes that result in the segmentation of the vertebrate embryo. Dr. Lash spent many summers at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass., doing research and teaching the embryology of marine organisms, and was elected an executive trustee there. He also served on the board of scientific counselors and various research committees of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and on the editorial boards of a number of scholarly journals. In 1982 he received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Lash published six books, and more than 90 original articles, chapters, reviews and films, and was supported in this by 40 years of grant awards from the NIH.

Dr. Adrian M. McDonough. See Class of 1956.

Dr. Stuart A. Patterson. See Class of 1972.

Robert P. Roche. See Class of 1947.

Dr. Jack Weiner. See Class of 1950.

Dr. Richard K. White. See Class of 1937.

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