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The Old Guard

D. Irvin Fulton C’11, Upper Darby, Pa., Feb. 1, 1986.

Lennox Birckhead EE’13, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1977.

1920s

Edith Lehman Arndt G’20, Genoa, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1992.

Harold K. Bowen W’21, Jacksonville, Fla., June 11, 1999.

George S. Enfield W’21, Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2000.

George C. Jaco D’21, Uniontown, Pa., May 1980.

Dr. Jacob Rocklin D’21, Passaic, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 1967.

Robert K. Ward W’21, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1973.

Elizabeth H. Williston G’22, Kailua, Hawaii, May 8, 1988.

Henry C. Smyth W’23, Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 15, 1990.

Charles W. Gamble L’24, Mobile, Ala., a retired attorney; Aug. 1988.

Hon. C. William Kraft Jr. C’24 L’27, Key Biscayne, Fla., a retired judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania who was one of the jurists deciding the dismantling of the old Penn Central Railroad in the 1960s; Jan. 18. While maintaining a general law practice in Delaware county, Pa., he had served as solicitor for various municipalities, school districts, and local authorities, and as county district attorney. He was a past president of the Delaware County Bar Association. And he served on the board of the former Crozer Hospital in Chester. Judge Kraft retired to Florida in 1970, continuing his farming, but also continuing to serve as a senior judge, hearing cases in both Florida and Pennsylvania until 1985.

Hester C. Ownbey Ed’24, Grants Pass, Ore., June 5, 1998.

Alice P. Sterner Ed’24, San Diego, Feb. 21, 1988.

Irving K. Bash W’25, Reading, Pa., Jan. 2, 1999.

Elsa Spiro Baum CCT’25, Montauk, N.Y., April 2, 2001.

Dr. Lennox Danielson C’25, Litchfield, Minn., a retired physician; June 12, 1996.

Vincent A. Padula W’25, North Brunswick, N.J., retired chief accountant for the New Jersey Department of Treasury; Nov. 6. He began his career at the old Padula State Bank in Newark and became director when it merged with Fidelity Union Trust Company. With his brother, Arthur, he established the old Arcadia, a once-prominent Philadelphia restaurant and night club.

Joseph A. Kane W’26, Rosemont, Pa., Dec. 10, 1989.

Carol Cummings Magney Ed’26, Ionia, Mich., Jan. 15, 1994.

John R. Tappan W’26, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 1981.

Helen M. Abramson Ed’27, North Miami Beach, June 11, 1999.

Samuel B. Brenner C’27 L’30, Wayne, Pa., a retired attorney; Nov. 15.

Helen M. Gaudin Ed’27 G’31, Westminster, Md., May 1, 2001.

John U. Grissinger W’27, Venice, Fla., April 15, 1988.

Katherine Wiemann Ed’27, Philadelphia, July 3, 2000.

Albert L. Berk WEv’28, Longwood, Fla., Dec. 8, 2000.

Inez Cuneo Bieberman Ed’28 G’40, Honey Brook, Pa., Feb. 1989.

Gladys Raab Gable DH’28, Dallastown, Pa., Dec. 10.

Frederick J. Janssen C’28, Cherry Hill, N.J., June 29, 1992.

Charles Z. Lingle WEF’28, Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 30, 1998.

Charles J. Minnich Jr. WEv’28, Warminster, Pa., a retired industrial engineer who had set up and ran a management-consulting company; Feb. 6.

Herman C. Phillips C’28, Stone Harbor, N.J., July 1985.

Leslie A. Webb W’28 G’29, Kennett Square, Pa., retired director of corporate planning with Arco Corp.; Jan. 27. During the Second World War he served as the U.S. oil attachÈ to Brazil, and was responsible for ferrying oil across the South Atlantic in order to minimize the tankers’ exposure to the Nazi U-boats concentrated in the North Atlantic. He was a past president of the Friends Neighborhood Guild, a one-time community and now a Quaker social agency in the Northern Liberties district of Philadelphia.

Genevieve R. Sargalis DH’29, Amsterdam, N.Y., July 10, 2001.

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1930s

Dr. Eleanore Joffe Butz Ed’30 Gr’34, Arlington, Va., retired senior editor of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Jan. 18. She joined the staff in 1960 specializing in biological sciences, and retired in 1997 at the age of 88 years.

Alfred F. Miller W’30, Northampton, Pa., Nov. 15.

William M. Schuster W’30, Erie, Pa., March 21, 1998.

Carlton W. Tillinghast WEv’30, Burlington, N.J., Sept. 10, 2001.

Sadie Cohen Toumarkine Ed’30, Wilmington, Del., a retired teacher in local schools; Feb. 25. She was the first woman president of Wilmington Jewish Community Center.

Sarah Denn Watson Ed’30, Waterford, Conn., April 24, 2000.

George L. Whyel C’30, Flint, Mich., Aug. 20, 1999.

Mary H. Ammon DH’31 Ed’47, Reading, Pa., Aug. 18, 2001.

Dr. W Edward Black D’31, Chambersburg, Pa., a retired dentist; April 8, 1998.

Dr. Frank E. Freeman C’31 G’41, Villanova, Pa., a clinical psychologist who had taught at the University of Oxford; Nov. 13. After retiring from teaching, he held a position with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Roy D. Hoffman V’31, Bedford, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Jan. 28.

Paul Kraft W’31 L’34, Philadelphia, an attorney; Dec. 22.

Francis P. Naselli PT’31, Wallingford, Pa., retired chief physical therapist at the old Philadelphia General Hospital; Jan. 26. He also maintained a private practice in South Philadelphia from the 1940s until the mid-1970s. After retiring he continued to work at several geriatric homes, including Villa St. Joseph, Little Flower Manor, and St. Francis Country House.

Dr. Burchard S. Pruett GM’31, Prescott, Ariz., a retired physician; July 30, 1999.

George L. Reichert Jr. W’31, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., retired vice president of investments for the State Auto Insurance Co.; Jan. 30. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Emily Knepp Wood DH’31, Alta, Calif., Aug. 18, 2001.

Adelle Q. Ebenbach Ed’32, Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 2001.

Paul H. Ferguson L’32, Hilton Head Island, S.C., an attorney; April 10, 1997.

W. Byron Lukens Ed’32 GEd’50, Philadelphia, April 6, 2001.

Grace Heritage Smith L’32, Wenonah, N.J., an attorney; Sept. 4, 1988.

Morton P. Spies C’32, South Orange, N.J., March 11, 1998.

William J. Stevens WEv’32, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired accountant; Feb. 7.

Dr. Edwin C. Broome Jr. C’33, McLean, Va., Jan. 24, 1999.

Richard P. Campbell W’33, New Canaan, Conn., Jan. 20.

Robert J. Clough WEv’33, Pompano Beach, Fla., April 10, 2001.

Lloyd R. Enoch GEd’33, Atlanta, May 5, 1992.

Robert H. Leathem Jr. WEv’33, Wawa, Pa., January.

Dorothy Harman Pagano Ed’33, Media, Pa., Dec. 12, 1998.

Dr. Asher I. Sapolsky C’33, Providence, R.I., a retired chemist for the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board; Jan. 10. He owned Friendly Drug in Harrisburg, Pa. (1953-62), and later was a research scientist at the University of Miami Medical School. On the adjunct staff of Miriam Hospital in Providence, he conducted arthritis research until the age of 85.

Francis W. Wingard WEv’33, Millersburg, Pa., Jan. 1980.

Dr. Meyer B. Winokur C’33, Margate City, N.J., June 25, 1997.

Frank C. Baab WEF’34, Kingston, Pa., Aug. 10, 2001.

Martin Blumberg C’34, Culver City, Calif., July 23, 1973.

Josephine C. Clemmer G’34, Norristown, Pa., Sept. 1980.

Dr. Franklin M. Fairtile C’34 D’37, Wolfeboro, N.H., a retired dentist; Dec. 25.

John E. Goodman WEv’34, Wilmington, Del., Jan. 30, 2001.

John W. Hess C’34, Wilmington, Del., April 18, 1995.

Dr. Dorothy E. Johnson G’34, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a retired physician; Dec. 1993.

Ruth Schmidt Kaplan CW’34, Philadelphia, Oct. 8, 2001.

Dr. Samuel Kurtzman C’34 D’37, Santa Monica, Calif., a retired dentist; Jan. 14, 1998.

George W. Magee Jr. W’34, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired owner of the Tom Thumb Hobby Shop in Philadelphia; Feb. 10. He closed the shop when he retired in 1972. He had earlier owned a small printing company.

Dr. Stephen P. Ryan G’34, Scranton, Pa., June 11, 1996.

Lt.Cdr. Jacob Max Viener W’34, Richmond, Va., retired head of his family’s smelting operation, which closed in 1983; Feb. 3. A noted local philanthropist, he was instrumental in raising funds for the city’s first Jewish community center. Serving with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War, he received the Bronze Star for meritorious service in the Philippines.

Vincent J. Cavanaugh WEF’35, Clarks Summit, Pa., March 11, 1994.

Dr. Louise J. Daniel Ed’35, Carmel, Calif., Jan. 18, 2001.

Robert Wayne Goff W’35, Middletown, Pa., a retired partner in his family’s food business in Chester; Jan. 8.

E. Frances Hervey Ed’35 GEd’40, Lima, Pa., Dec. 4, 1996.

Thomas S. Isaacs WEF’35, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired financial analyst for the federal Small Business Administration; Dec. 20.

Carvel A. Klee W’35, Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 18, 2000.

Alvin I. Porter W’35, Middletown, Conn., Aug. 1, 2001.

Charlotte Theel Ley Ed’35, Wawa, Pa., Jan. 8.

Terrell H. Walker Jr. W’35, Albuquerque, N.M., March 3, 2000.

Robert Breckinridge Warfield GM’35, Lexington, Ky., a retired a physician; Oct. 22, 1994.

Dr. Sol M. Gold C’36 G’39, South Hadley, Mass., a retired physician; Sept. 7, 1998.

Dr. Rutledge W. Howard D’36, Boerne, Tex., a retired dentist; Jan. 31, 2001.

Dr. Alexander J. Michie C’36 M’40 GM’44, Allentown, Pa., a retired physician; Oct. 30, 2000.

Dr. Wilder P. Montgomery GM’36, Washington, a retired physician; Nov. 1, 1995.

James R. Stewart Jr. W’36, Reading, Mass., Sept. 9, 1994.

Edna Wetzel Wanamaker Ed’36, Camp Hill, Pa., Oct. 1995.

William J. Ames W’37, Virginia Beach, Va., an attorney; Dec. 16.

Robert Boyd Jr. C’37, Ocean City, N.J., Jan. 12, 2000.

Helen Boler Dur CW’37, Haverford, Pa., Jan. 9.

Seely B. Fahey CCC’37, Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 15, 1988.

Dorothy Stuart Johns OT’37, Sterling, Va., May 19, 2001.

Flora Binder Jones GEd’37, West Chester, Pa., retired professor of history at Drexel University; Feb. 6. She also was a part-time professor of education at the Moore College of Art and Design in the 1950s. And she served as a lecturer in education and an editor of publications at Penn, 1932-43.

Jose V. Mogollon Jr. W’37, Cartagena, Colombia.

Edwin B. Benson W’38, Fort Myers, Fla., Nov. 4. He retired in 1976 from the Royal Globe Insurance Co.

Dr. William K. Evans W’38, Princeton, N.J., retired business manager for the Princeton regional school system; Jan. 13. Interested in local history, he compiled A Postcard History of Princeton: Town and Gown. He served as vice president of his Class.

Dr. Harry K. Gerlach GEd’38, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 17, 1999.

Frances A. Houck Ed’38, Snow Shoe, Pa., March 10, 1994.

Jay I. Lush C’38, Eastbourne, U.K., a retired entrepreneur who was the founding proprietor of the old United Nations Bazaar in Philadelphia; June 14, 2001. There browsers would find objets d’art from around the world; some famous clients included Fernando Lamas, Tony Bennett, Eartha Kitt, and Liberace. In 1970 he retired to England with his wife, whom he had met while he served there during the Second World War. There he realized his youthful dream of becoming a ‘gentleman farmer’ in Sussex; he also produced the weekly news for the blind in Heathfield. His sister is Dolly Beecham Schnall CW’45.

Aldo P. Modesto WEF’38, Hershey, Pa., Jan. 18, 1998.

Mary Welsh Reeder Ed’38, Media, Pa., Jan. 17.

H. Carl Rode GEd’38, Media, Pa., Aug. 1981.

Roger Scattergood L’38 GCP’58, Kennett Square, Pa., a retired attorney with Kidder, Peabody & Co. who later served as a city planner for the State of New Jersey; Feb. 22. After retiring in 1977, he briefly headed the Germantown Businessmen’s Association, which worked to attract commercial development and new businesses to that district of Philadelphia.

Irving Soslow G’38, Media, Pa., May 13, 1997.

Dr. Russell D. Holt V’39, Winchester, Mass., a retired veterinarian; March 10, 2001.

Leslie G. Holty WEF’39, Scranton, Pa., Dec. 26.

Snowden F. Jones W’39, Island Heights, N.J., Jan. 12.

Leon A. Levy W’39, Mansfield, N.J., retired owner of the Levy Lumber and Millwork Co. and Davon Construction Co.; Jan. 4.

Dr. Frederick A. Miller GM’39, Murrysville, Pa., a retired pediatrician who had maintained a practice in Wilkins for many years; Jan. 8. He was a staff pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Magee Women’s Hospital, and served as an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh.

David B. Morgan GM’39, Kansas City, Mo., a retired dermatologist who was a long-time staff member of St. Luke’s Hospital and Research Medical Center; Dec. 29. He had served as associate clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine. A co-founder of the Kansas City Dermatological Society, he was a past president of the Missouri State Dermatology Association.

Jimmie Tawes Wilson CW’39, Salisbury, Md., July 1993.

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1940s

Hon. Charles H. Coffroth L’40, Windber, Pa., Oct. 9, 1999.

Raymond C. Dryden W’40, Pocomoke City, Md., Oct. 7, 1999.

Howard Hussing WEF’40, Alexandria, Va., retired vice president and corporate secretary of the International Bank of Washington, where he had served for 32 years; Feb. 3. Retiring in 1986, he became president and chief executive officer of the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation in Falls Church. During the Second World War he served with the U.S. Army in China, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

S. Erroll Mestrezat L’40, North Miami.

Mildred Teitz WEv’40, Trenton, N.J., Feb. 2, 2000.

Dr. Willis J. Winn G’40 Gr’51 Hon’72, Trimble, Mo., dean of the Wharton School from 1958 to 1971, and a former chair of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank and later president of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank; April 11. A member of the Fed’s Open Market Committee, he helped shape national monetary policy in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s; his expertise lay in the capital and securities markets. At Penn he was appointed an instructor in finance at Wharton the same year he graduated; he completed his Ph.D. in 1951. In 1957 he became a professor of finance, and in 1958 was selected acting dean and then dean of the Wharton School. As dean Dr. Winn expanded the graduate and undergraduate programs and promoted public service and continuing education; he wrote in 1972, “With the explosion of knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools in the management area, human obsolescence is becoming a far more serious problem than physical obsolescence. The basic method of avoiding such obsolescence is to educate rather than train.” During the 1960s, he served as a director and board chair of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank; a publication of his from that time was one of the first book-length studies of the over-the-counter securities market. Dr. Winn resigned as Wharton dean in 1971 to serve the Fed in Cleveland; there he was known for convening groups of business, civic, and religious leaders for open-agenda meetings. An undertaker’s son from Plattsburg, Mo., he retired to a family farm in Trimble in 1982. His son is Steven J. Winn C’73, the arts and culture critic for The San Francisco Chronicle. A scholarship was set up in Dr. Winn’s name for graduates of his high school who go on to a four-year degree; contributions may be made to the Willis Winn Scholarship Fund, c/o US Bank, Box E, Plattsburg, Mo. 64477.

Harry M. Flenner W’41, Monroeville, Pa., March 26, 2001.

Walter S. Heebner L’41, Burbank, Calif., a veteran record producer who had worked with stars such as Frank Sinatra and Shirley Temple, and the Count Basie Orchestra; Feb. 10. With Capitol Records in New York, he created a library for the company, which included an eight-hour repertoire of musical cues—still in use today in radio, television, and film. He wrote the lyrics and music for a number of songs, including “Purple Islands” and “Eternally.” One of his achievements was creating analog stereo master tapes from the vintage piano rolls of some 500 original piano performances by Mahler, Debussy, Ravel, Paderewski, and others.

Arnold R. Miller C’41, Schuylkill Haven, Pa., Oct. 1, 1988.

Nelle K. Moran G’41, Red Bank, N.J., Oct. 22, 2001.

Wesley E. Tilton Mu’41, North Lima, Ohio, July 14, 2001.

Anthony J. Bonadio L’42, Lower Burrell, Pa., an attorney who had served as assistant district attorney for Westmoreland county; Dec. 28. A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, he was awarded two battle stars. He was past president of Penn’s Westmoreland Alumni Club.

John F. Brown W’42, Dallas, Nov. 23, 2000.

Marion Bradley Harvey Mu’42 G’73, Rockville, Md., a faculty member of the old Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and its successor, the Philadelphia College of the Arts; Jan. 22. She had also taught at the Wilmington School of Music in Delaware.

Dr. Saul Hofstein SW’42 GrS’54, Pittsfield, Mass., retired professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York; Jan. 10. He was a founding member of the National Association of Social Workers. And he had once taught at the University.

Dr. Thomas V. Magruder Jr. M’42, Birmingham, Ala., a retired physician; Jan. 28.

Julius Marymor L’42, Charlottesville, Va., an attorney; May 27, 1999.

Joseph G. Plank Jr. G’42, Reading, Pa., Dec. 16, 1998.

Col. William E. Rothe V’42, Clearville, Pa., Dec. 28.

Charles B. Scofield WG’42, Upland, Calif., May 15, 2001.

John Wolcott WEv’42, Medford, N.J., Feb. 27, 2000.

Herbert Barag C’43, Cherry Hill, N.J., Sept. 7, 2001.

Mary Wolfe Davis DH’43, Osterville, Mass., Oct. 8, 1996.

E. Robert Elliott W’43, Pensacola, Fla., March 4, 2001.

Dr. Robert B. Frater V’43, Encinitas, Calif., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 28, 1999.

Rosemary Lawson Koster Ed’43 GEd’56, Whitney Point, N.Y., July 21, 2001.

Dr. Leroy W. Lee GM’43, Omaha, Neb., a retired physician; April 14, 1992.

Dr. Oscar A. Ross Gr’43, Beachwood, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1989.

Dr. James B. Greenwood Jr. M’44, Mecklenburg, N.C., a retired family practitioner who had maintained a practice in Charlotte for 47 years; Jan. 8. A past president of the Mecklenburg Medical Society, he was a former chief of staff at Mercy Hospital.

David W. Henry GEd’44, Dover, Del., Dec. 5.

Dr. Robert U. Moersch M’44 GM’51, Jacksonville, Ala., a retired physician; May 2, 2000.

Fred W. Renshaw W’44, Chicago, Jan. 18, 2001.

Nancy M. Ward PSW’44, Aurora, Colo., a retired Philadelphia social worker; Dec. 30.

Catherine Glennon Ed’45, Bloomington, Ind., June 1, 1995.

Alvin E. Maurer Jr. L’45, Minersville, Pa., an attorney; March 28, 1999.

Paul W. Myers C’45 GEd’54, Warren, Pa., a retired mathematics teacher in the local school district; Jan. 9.

E. A. Schraishuhn III ChE’45 G’48, Palm City, Fla., Oct. 20, 2001.

Dr. Victor R. Wagner D’45, Erie, Pa., a retired dentist; Oct. 19, 2000.

Louis F. Dagostino WEv’46, Philadelphia, Sept. 3, 2000.

Marshall A. Asher Jr. WG’47, Edgemont, Ark., July 29, 2001.

William C. Dorsey C’47, Bethany Beach, Del., Feb. 18, 2000.

Dr. M. H. Morris GM’47, San Antonio, Tex., a physician; Feb. 28, 2001.

Raymond Oczkowski W’47, Monroe, Pa., a retired director of vocational education for the Camden school district in New Jersey; Jan. 17.

Hon. James A. O’Neill W’47 L’49, Cape May Court House, N.J., Oct. 10, 2000.

Dr. Ray F. Peters Jr. D’47, Allentown, Pa., a retired dentist; Jan. 6, 2001.

Dr. Donald F. Rohlfs D’47, Cos Cob, Conn., a retired dentist; Dec. 31.

Dorothy Berry Sasin G’47, Lancaster, Pa., a professor of mathematics at Drexel University for 44 years, who retired in 1988; Jan. 12.

Ralph L. Stern C’47, Melbourne Beach, Fla., Aug. 17, 2001.

Anita Carroll Tolan CW’47, Pikesville, Md., Jan. 12, 2000.

Dr. Murray L. Barasch C’48 Gr’54, Wheaton, Md., Dec. 1, 2000.

Dr. John W. Bieri GM’48, Camp Hill, Pa., a physician; Nov. 10, 1995.

Edward C. Cohen W’48, New York, Sept. 12, 2000.

Luca G. Conte W’48, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2001.

Dr. Henry C. Hudson GM’48, Birmingham, Ala., a physician; Dec. 26, 1998.

Dr. Richard D. Smith GM’48, Ashland, Neb., a physician; Oct. 10, 1994.

Gertrude D. Cherescavich Ed’49 GEd’52, Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2001.

J. Alfred Corey Jr. C’49, Oriental, N.C., a retired senior systems engineer for IBM in Philadelphia; Jan. 2.

Leroy A. Defrances D’49, Branford, Conn., June 15, 2000.

John B. Felton L’49, Fort Myers, Fla., an attorney; June 19, 2000.

Alvan S. Hutchinson Jr. L’49, Oyster Bay, N.Y., an attorney; Dec. 18, 1998.

Dr. Chan-Nao John Liu Gr’49, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., emeritus professor of anatomy at the University; Feb. 18. He came to Penn as an instructor in 1947; he was appointed associate professor of anatomy in 1958 and professor in 1962. He became emeritus professor in 1978. Dr. Liu was a pioneer of research into regeneration of spinal cords after injury. He was affiliated with the Institute for Neurological Sciences; and he received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1974. In 1982 he became an honorary professor of anatomy at Chinese Capital Medical School. In 1985 he was named honorary professor of neurology at Hwashi Medical School and Pien Chien Medical College, in China. Dr. Liu is survived by his son, Dr. Hota Edward Liu C’66 D’71, and granddaughter Ming Ming Lisa Liu C’94.

Dr. Herbert A. Luscombe GM’49, Narberth, Pa., a physician; Jan. 14.

Edward B. Matthews III W’49, Goffstown, N.H., Nov. 6.

Dorothy D. Morrow CCC’49, Philadelphia, Aug. 4, 2001.

Francis M. Richards Jr. L’49, Rosemont, Pa., a retired partner and chair of the estates department of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, who had joined the firm in 1952 and retired in 1985; Feb. 1.

Rebecca Kelley Spaeth G’49, Mattituck, N.Y., May 8, 2001.

Dr. Stephen J. Takach M’49 GM’53, Indiana, Pa., a physician; April 23, 1999.

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1950s

Douglas H. Clark WG’50, Ottawa, Dec. 18. He had worked for the Canadian federal finance ministry.

Dr. Hugh Crumay GM’50, Camp Hill, Pa., a physician; Feb. 27, 1988.

Lynn Fain Friedman Ed’50, Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 19.

Dr. Berj A. Harootunian Ed’50 GEd’51 Gr’59, Syracuse, N.Y., June 18, 2001.

James A. Hill W’50, Gates Mills, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2001.

Edward G. Hofgesang WG’50, Mount Laurel, N.J., April 17, 1998.

Robert W. Hoose G’50, Middlebury, Vt., July 29, 1999.

Ruth Preston Kiger GEd’50, Wilmington, Del., Oct. 9, 2001.

Richard P. Marvin W’50, Washington, Jan. 17.

Paul E. Mingey W’50, Lansdowne, Pa., Oct. 1, 1997.

Dr. Leonard J. Rotondi GM’50, Butte, Mont., a physician; April 20, 2000.

Dr. Paul M. Walstad GM’50, Yuma, Ariz., a physician; Oct. 26, 2000.

Dr. Carroll C. Woodrow Gr’50, Wilmington, Del., June 4, 1999. He had worked for the DuPont Co.

Jean A. Aboyan FA’51, Newtown Square, Pa., Oct. 11, 1995.

Samuel M. Besse W’51, Ballwin, Mo., May 25, 2001.

Dr. Harvey Blank GM’51, Miami, a physician; Oct. 5, 2001.

Robert H. Creviston WG’51, Atlanta, April 25, 2001.

Leo D. Feldman C’51, Brigantine, N.J., June 20, 1990.

John Joseph Meehan WEv’51, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Aug. 29, 1999.

Dr. Samuel S. Platt Jr. D’51, Moorestown, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Haddonfield from 1952 to 1982; Feb. 12. During the Second World War he was in charge of a medical corps of the U.S. Army, and received a Silver Star for treating wounded American soldiers in Germany while under heavy artillery fire.

W. G. Michael Farrell WG’52, Normandy Beach, N.J., Sept. 2, 2000.

Edward L. Flaherty Jr. L’52, Gibsonia, Pa., an attorney; Feb. 20. A past president of the East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce, he had worked to draw business back to the city.

Dr. Horace L. Hay Jr. D’52, Easton, Pa., a retired dentist; Feb. 13.

Carl A. Lawrence WG’52, Kingston, Ont., 2000.

Harold H. Masters WEF’52, Liverpool, N.Y., Feb. 14, 1990.

John L. McGowan WEv’52, West Chester, Pa., retired financial officer for a Pottstown road-building and paving company; Feb. 6.

Charles B. Sloane L’52, Philadelphia, July 15, 1997.

David S. Solberg WG’52, Fresno, Calif., Oct. 21, 2000.

Wayne S. Werkheiser WG’52, Encinitas, Calif., a retired administrator with the UCLA medical center; July 21, 1999.

Dr. James H. Bolton GD’53, Greenfield, Mass., a retired dentist; Aug. 29, 1998.

Dr. Donald R. Fitch GM’53, Glendale, Calif., a physician; Nov. 12, 1999.

Alfred G. Hemmerich L’53, Reading, Pa., Aug. 23, 1997.

Edward H. Huss L’53, Newtown Square, Pa., retired deputy counsel for Septa, the regional transit system; Feb. 14. Retiring in 1986, he served as a hearing examiner, presiding over public hearings about rate hikes and route changes.

Walter Jusaitis WG’53, Chesterfield, Mo., Aug. 28, 1998.

Charles Fine Ludwig C’53 L’56. His good friend B. Franklin Reinauer II C’38 wrote, “Unhappily, Charles Fine Ludwig Esq. Ph.D. will no longer walk the campus. After several years of medical treatment for heart problems, he died on May 28. The funeral was held at the Beth Zion-Beth Israel Synagogue and attended by his family and hundreds of friends. He had worshiped there for decades and been active in its affairs. Rabbi Ira Stone conducted the service and included gracious and heartfelt comments about his long years of association with Charles Ludwig. During the past half-century, Charles graced many rooms at Penn. It is unlikely that anyone ever called him Chuck or Charlie; although he was a friendly and courteous man who always appreciated the opinions of others whether they agreed with his or not, such nicknames just did not apply for he was always well groomed, perfectly dressed, and presented a dignified appearance on every occasion. Even when he was dressed in a blazer and slacks during the Parade of Classes on Alumni Weekends, or other informal events at Penn, his collar-pinned shirt and Penn tie kept the appearance of a first class man, which he was. There were never any short conversations with Charles: he always included many matters, which were of interest to him at the time, along with whatever it was that began the conversation; friends were always ready for long conversations with this delightful man and his high good humor. Charles Ludwig practiced law in Philadelphia for 30 years following graduation. He spent 13 years as principal of Charles F. Ludwig & Associates, and with the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, all in his cherished city of Philadelphia; he represented major insurance companies in the U.S., as well as serving as house counsel for investment and insurance organizations. He acted as representative for government agencies, including the Small Business Administration, and as counsel for the RCA Service Company of Cherry Hill, N.J. He was acclaimed by Best’s Recommended Insurance Lawyers, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and Who’s Who in American Law. He was a legislator, too. He participated in the drafting of more than a score of statutes and regulations, which have become important in sustaining a secure operation of the insurance industry. But Charles Ludwig’s service to the University of Pennsylvania was his abiding delight and he spent more time than most alumni could allow. Some said he had a love-hate relationship, but his dedicated service always seemed to result in improvements for Penn. He served as president of the Class of 1953, president of the Organized Classes, a member of the board of the ACLC, and on many committees: in 1971 Charles received the Alumni Award of Merit for his many services to Penn. During the past five years he, along with other alumni, helped reinstate a recognition of Penn’s founder Benjamin Franklin. The Celebration! of Benjamin Franklin, Founder, includes all of the organizations founded by Franklin or on his ideals or ideas which still exist in Philadelphia. This organization presents a day-long program each year in Philadelphia on Franklin’s birthday, January 17. Charles had participated in making plans for 2006, the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth when scores of special events will occur in Franklin’s city. It was his city too, and he knew people in every walk of life throughout the city. The Philomathean Society was of paramount interest to Charles and he devoted much of his time to that organization at Penn. Most recently he had been the spark plug in raising funds for the restoration of the spaces occupied by the society in College Hall. Charles had been looking forward to becoming a member of The Old Guard in 2003, when his Class would become eligible. It has been said of him that if he had given a blood transfusion, it would be seen that his blood ran red and blue! Those who knew him and associated with him in any way at Penn would believe this could have been true. Charles was married to Fruma Cohen Ludwig CW’60, who survives him along with children, Alexander S. Ludwig C’92 and Sara.”

Norman W. Lunde SW’53, Fargo, N.D., July 28, 2001.

Joseph A. Rice W’53, West Long Branch, N.J., March 6, 2000.

Stanley L. Strauss W’53, White Plains, N.Y., Sept. 28, 1998.

Dr. Bascom S. Waugh GM’53, Haddonfield, N.J., a physician; Sept. 18, 1992.

Alvin S. Ackerman W’54 L’57, Drexel Hill, Pa., the administrative partner, who specialized in municipal law and local government, in the Media, Pa., office of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP; Jan. 26. He also served as prosecutor for the Delaware county district attorney’s office and as solicitor and counsel for both the county and Upper Darby township for over 30 years. He served on the board of the Haverford State Hospital. His daughter is Marilyn H. Ackerman C’79 GCP’81.

Floyd E. Brandow Jr. L’54, Madison, Conn., an attorney; Aug. 1, 2001.

Dr. R. C. Douglas GM’54, Lubbock, Tex., a physician; Sept. 23, 1999.

Dr. Robert L. Gatski GM’54, Danville, Pa., a physician; Nov. 28, 1999.

Nathan S. Nackman SW’54, Columbia, Md., Nov. 23, 1998.

Dr. Clinton Cobb Powell GM’54, Redding, Calif., a physician; Oct. 11, 1999.

Daniel W. Swallow WEF’54, Clarks Summit, Pa., April 2, 1997.

Douglas F. Bevin C’55, Johnstown, Pa., April 2, 2001.

Eva L. Hardiman SW’55, Charlestown, R.I., a retired social worker for the Wethersfield, Conn., school district; Jan. 9. She had also worked in adoptions for Hartford Children’s Services.

Rosalie H. Holmes Ed’55 GEd’59, Absecon, N.J., July 19, 2001.

Frank L. Jennings GME’55, Binghamton, N.Y., Aug. 26, 1999.

Aaron Karp C’55, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., June 16, 2000.

Robert H. Miller WG’55, Cranford, N.J., Dec. 17.

Dr. William Locke Moore GM’55, Greensboro, N.C., a physician; April 28, 1992.

Dr. Antolin Raventos IV GM’55, El Macero, Calif., a physician; Aug. 17, 2000.

Dr. Edmont R. Schmelzer Gr’55, Wilmington, Del., Feb. 23, 2000.

William F. Sullivan Jr. L’55, Boca Raton, Fla., an attorney; May 22, 1997.

D. Charles Valsing L’55, Camp Hill, Pa., an attorney; Jan. 26.

Clarence J. Guidroz WG’56, Rahway, N.J., Sept. 19, 2000.

Joseph J. Kosloski W’56, Wilmington, Del., Oct. 4, 2001.

Richard L. McMahon L’56, Wilmington, Del., a retired attorney who had been a partner of the law firm of Potter, Anderson & Corroon, where he had practiced for 40 years; Jan. 31.

Dr. Stuart Hunter Shippey Jr. M’56 GM’63, Elberta, Ala., a physician; April 13, 1998.

Walter S. Smith WG’56, Machipongo, Va., Jan. 17.

Anne M. Barber Nu’57, Philadelphia, May 24, 2001.

Lewis F. Cohen W’57, Miami, Dec. 10.

N. Dodson Elliott W’57, Orange Park, Fla., a retired salesperson of group health insurance; Dec. 23.

Dr. Paterno Albano GM’58, Big Spring, Tex., a physician; Dec. 24, 1996.

Sara M. Dalton GEd’58, Oley, Pa., Aug. 5, 1999.

Dr. Arthur J. Heather GM’58, Wilmington, Del., a physician; March 21, 2000.

Dr. Stanislaw Tukanowicz GM’58, Johnstown, Pa., a physician; Oct. 25, 1999.

Joan Meyer Visokay DH’58, Milford, Conn., Oct. 16, 2000.

Bradford W. West Jr. WG’58, York, Pa., Aug. 14, 1994.

Oli Hakon Hertervig GAr’59, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2001.

Col. Edward S. Rice WG’59, Fountain Valley, Calif., March 1, 2001.

C. Craig Rife L’59, Lansdale, Pa., an attorney; April 19, 1999.

Luther W. Shaffer WEF’59, Kutztown, Pa., Nov. 9.

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1960s

Dr. W. Robert Felix Jr. M’60, Watertown, Mass., a retired vascular surgeon and former assistant professor of surgery at Harvard University; Dec. 1. He was formerly on the surgical staff at Brigham & Women’s and Newton-Wellesley hospitals. In 1964 he pioneered one of the first uses of Doppler ultrasound as a diagnostic technique in arterial and vascular disease; his research was first published in 1975 and helped lead to a range of medical instruments now commonly used. He also won a national award from the American College of Surgeons in 1982 for his innovative approach to the treatment of liver ascites. A flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy 1960-63, he continued in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring as captain in 1997. He won two Navy Humanitarian Service Medals, one for leading a medical team in remote villages in Honduras and the second for heading two missions to Haiti to provide medical services in conjunction with Operation Restore Democracy. He oversaw the mobilization of medical efforts during the Gulf War 1990-91, and had an active teaching and planning career in conjunction with the Naval War College and as a Naval liaison officer at Harvard Medical School.

Erika Kalme WEv’60 CGS’68, Philadelphia, April 3, 1998.

Dr. James M. Marcks D’60, Orefield, Pa., a dentist; Jan. 11.

Thelma C. Andersen Ed’61, North East, Md., Oct. 8, 1998.

David M. Lechner WG’61, Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2001.

Jerome H. Shapiro W’61, Minnetonka, Minn., March 31, 1998.

Dr. Richard C. Lugar ChE’62 Gr’69, Oreland, Pa., Feb. 5, 2001.

Dr. John C. Simkevich C’62, Monmouth Beach, N.J., Dec. 1984.

Merle H. Tom L’62, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired attorney with the Prudential Insurance Co.; Jan. 23.

Dan W. Cook Jr. W’63, Mount Pleasant, Pa., Jan. 11, 2001.

H. Allan Davis III Ar’63 GAr’65, Haverford, Pa., a retired vice president with Merrill Lynch; Feb. 13. In the 1970s he and his wife bought and renovated houses in University City, often doing a lot of the work themselves in the early days of the enterprise.

Beatrice M. Killough G’63, El Paso, Tex., Nov. 15, 2000.

Dr. Harold J. Shurberg D’63, Wethersfield, Conn., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Rocky Hill since 1965; Feb. 8.

Joseph P. Stefan WG’63, Princeton, N.J., March 15, 2001.

Richard A. Ash L’64, Philadelphia, Feb. 10.

Ersilia T. Placentra CGS’64, Pleasantville, N.J., Feb. 2. A former research analyst with Smith Kline, who retired as a supervisor in newly developed drugs.

Joseph E. Bush GEd’65, Richmond, Va., Dec. 5.

Elizabeth P. Delahunt Nu’65, Dallas, Dec. 29.

Dr. Jacob C. Lippincott GM’65, Stratford, N.J., a physician; June 15, 2000.

Neil F. Thomas WEv’65 CGS’69, Newark, Del., Oct. 6, 2000.

Dr. Ronald C. Farrell V’66, Mansfield, Pa., veterinarian; Jan. 19, 2001.

Armand R. Laliberte GEE’66, Rollinsford, N.H., Jan. 14.

Rev. Philip D. Long G’66, Pittsburgh, pastor at East Liberty Lutheran Church; April 20, 2000.

David K. Crouthamel GEd’67, Paupack, Pa., April 19, 2001.

Dr. Raul A. Morales GM’67, Caguas, P.R., a physician; Aug. 15, 1995.

Dr. Paul F. Cherenack Gr’68, Cape Town, South Africa, professor of mathematics at the University of Cape Town; Jan. 17.

Dr. John William Pender GM’68, Placeville, Calif., the first emeritus clinical professor of anesthesia at Stanford University; Feb. 18, 2001. He had maintained a practice in Palo Alto from 1954 to 1982.

Thomas E. Steere III C’68, North Kingstown, R.I., Jan. 9, 1999.

Dr. Hilda A. Kring Gr’69, Grove City, Pa., a retired professor of English at Grove City College; Jan. 25. She had previously taught high school in Lancaster and Slippery Rock; while there she was selected as Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year in 1967. She wrote the book, The Harmonists.

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1970s

Dr. Benjamin A. Grella Jr. M’70 GM’76, South Hill, Va., a retired radiologist who had practiced in Ohio and Virginia; Dec. 27. In the late-1970s he was an assistant professor of radiology at the University.

Dr. Eric M. Kennell GM’71, Deptford, N.J.; a physician.

Ronald B. Freeman GEE’74, Freehold, N.J., Oct. 2, 1996.

Seymour R. Kaplan GRP’75, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a retired Philadelphia commercial artist; Jan. 5. With his brother he revived the Spruce Street Area Improvement Association, serving as its president. He also illustrated three books, Stories of King David, Stories of King Solomon, and The Mystery of the Silver Fish. A co-founding vice president of the Philadelphia Zionist Organization, he was active in the American Technion Society from its 1952 inception, helping to support the establishment of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He had served as vice president of Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion. In 1980 he joined the board of the old Dropsie College, and when it merged with Penn, he served as chair of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Judaic Studies.

Jacob A. Pleskovic WG’75, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 3, 2001.

Dr. Steven J. Widzer GM’78, Philadelphia, a pediatric gastroenterologist who served as a clinical associate professor at the University; Feb. 14. He also served on the teaching staffs of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple University, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Teri Dean Yates PT’79, a physical therapist; Dec. 30.

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1980s

Jeffrey J. Ellis PT’80, Sayville, N.Y., May 18, 2001.

Arthur R. Nitzburg WG’81, Flushing, N.Y., Dec. 7.

Dr. Steven James Roven GM’82, Los Angeles, a physician; Aug. 22, 1993.

Chung Chu J. Chang GEE’83, San Antonio, Tex., April 20, 1999.

Brian A. Parent WG’89, Marmora, N.J., July 1991.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Benjamin A. Grella Jr. See Class of 1970.

Dr. Saul Hofstein. See Class of 1942.

Flora Binder Jones. See Class of 1937.

Dr. Chan-Nao John Liu. See Class of 1949.

Prof. Richard Sloane, Coral Springs, Fla., retired director of the Biddle Law Library and professor emeritus of law; Feb. 11. He served as a professor of law from 1971 to 1984. After retiring from Penn he worked as a consultant on all aspects of libraries, from space planning to book selection; among his clients was the Baseball Hall of Fame. Before coming to Penn he was head librarian for the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; reputedly. in 1962 he became a member of the New York Bar without having attended law school. For many years he gave a course on law librarianship and legal literature at Columbia University, and until recently had a regular column in the New York Law Journal. He co-wrote Legal Research and Law Library Management, and he wrote what has become a professional standard, The Sloane-Dorland Annotated Medical-Legal Dictionary.

Dr. Willis J. Winn. See Class of 1940.


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