Leonard Moss W28, Delray Beach, Fla., Dec. 4, 2001.
Dr. Charles Wolf D28, Franklin Lakes, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 2, 2000.
Dr. Mortimer D. Ziering D28, Sterling, Va., a retired dentist; Feb. 1, 2000.
1929 | Dr. Bernard Behrend C29 M33, Philadelphia, former medical director at The Philadelphia Inquirer and emeritus associate professor of occupational medicine at the old Medical College of Philadelphia; March 2. He had also been director of occupational health for 14 years with the old Smith, Kline & French, and for many years at Louis Goldsmith Co., a clothing manufacturer. He was a board member of the Visiting Nurses Association of Philadelphia. Originally training for internal medicine and surgery, Dr. Behrend chose occupational medicine after contracting tuberculosis while giving physical examinations to soldiers during World War II. One of his sons is Daniel B. Behrend WG71.
Harold H. Beizer EE29, Lauderhill, Fla., Feb. 27.
Leon L. Kaminsky W29, Lake Worth, Fla., March 2.
Leo F Lewinson W29, Albuquerque, N.M., March 6, 1999.
Esther Tulchinsky Revitch Ed29, Media, Pa., Feb. 29. She worked briefly as a high-school mathematics and science teacher and then managed her husbands medical practice in Plainfield, N.J., for 48 years. Her son-in-law is Gerald Porter, a professor of mathematics at the University. One of her grandchildren is Rebecca Porter Madsen WG94, whose husband is Steven E. Madsen WG94.
Miriam Johnson Stahl Ed29, Greenville, Del., Sept. 5, 2003.
Adeline J. Traunecker Ed29, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 24.
1930 | Emily J. Puder Farley Ed30, Portland, Maine, Feb. 23. She taught Latin at the Alexis I. duPont School in Wilmington, Del., until 1934. An active member of the League of Women Voters since 1957, she had served as president of the LWV of the Portland area and was a member of the Maine state board of directors for 10 years. In 1974, as a member of the national LWV field-service regional teams, she conducted fundraising workshops in Rhode Island, Alabama, and Maine. She was a co-founder and first president of the Deering High School PTA and had served as a deaconess, a church-school teacher, and on the board of trustees of the Woodfords Congregational Church.
David Gray W30, Jackson, N.J., March 15.
Dr. Irvin M. Korr C30 G31, Boulder, Colo., March 4.
Katharine E. Orlemann Ed30 PSW38, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 2002.
Dr. Henry F. Page Jr. C30 M34, Midland, Tex., a retired physician who had specialized in internal and geriatric medicine; Jan. 11.
Evelyn Farrand Reeber NTS30, Atco, N.J., Jan. 5.
George B. Reisse Jr. ME30, Ocean City, N.J., Jan. 12.
Edward A. Warshaw WEv30, Reston, Va., March 23. Following his retirement, he moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Calif., and then to Virginia.
1931 | Aaron A. Bechtel C31, Walnut Creek, Calif., a retired assistant professor of physiology at the old Hahnemann Medical College; April 26. During the Depression, he had difficulty finding a job and went to work as a substitute clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Philadelphia. He remained there for 19 years and helped organize the Postal Workers Union. He began his career at Hahnemann as a lab technician. Largely self-taught in science, he designed innovative lab equipment and became a specialist in respiratory physiology. By the mid-1950s, he had become an assistant professor of physiology there, was publishing articles, and was receiving research grants. After retiring from Hahnemann in 1973, he set up the physiology lab at Louisiana State University. One of his daughters is Bonnie Bechtel Sherr CW65 GEng70, and her husband is Dr. David M. Sherr C66 GEE68 GrE74; their daughter is Abigail Sherr C94 G95, and their son is Adam B. Sherr C90 GEd00, who is married to Sarah Jayne Sherr Nu98 GNu01.
Margaret Shank Brecht Ed31, Ambler, Pa., an English teacher at East Norriton Middle School for 10 years, until her retirement in 1974; Feb. 20. She had also taught at Stewart Junior High School in Norristown for several years.
Esther Read Desantis NTS31, Naples, Fla., Feb. 14.
Glenden J. Dunlap C31 G32, Manchester, Conn., Feb. 6.
Dr. Joseph W. Hallett C31 M35, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a ophthalmologist and attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for 33 years, until his retirement in 1979; May 11. He also taught ophthalmology to medical students at Penn and at Thomas Jefferson University, and was on the staff of Einstein Medical Center. And he maintained a private practice in Philadelphia for many years. Dr. Hallett conducted research on uveitis, the inflammation of the pigmented layer of the iris, and helped develop methods for cataract surgery. In 1950 his report on the dangers of BB guns led to a Philadelphia City Council ordinance outlawing air guns. His wife, Estelle Barg Hallett CW39, died in 1996. One of his sons is Bruce Hallett C72.
Major Gen. Lewis I. Held W31, Richmond, March 12.
John Mark Kirchgasser C31, Media, Pa., the retired vice president of personnel at the old Central Penn National Bank in Philadelphia; Dec. 28. He served on the board of the Wallingford public library, helped in the setting up of the Glen Mills public library, and was active in the preservation efforts of the Concord Township Historical Society. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Alaska and Seattle.
Irwin Lowe C31, New York, a retired attorney; April 13.
Dr. Leon Churney C32 Gr39, New Orleans, a retired physician who had served on the medical-school staff of Louisiana State University; Sept. 26, 2000.
John J. Franklin ME32 GME33, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired mechanical engineer; March 23.
Eleanor Cupitt Schaeffer FA32, Rydal, Pa., Dec. 26. Her daughter is Dr. Elizabeth Anne Schaeffer Teichler Nu61 Nu62, GNu65.
Gladys Stokes NTS32, Mandeville, La., June 8, 2002.
Gertrude Orsher White DH32, Great Neck, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2003. She and her husband, Jack White W33, were longtime fundraisers for the United Community Fund of Great Neck and active members of the Penn Alumni Club of Long Island. Her daughters are Judith White C64 and Ellen White C71.
Eleanor Boots Goheen Ed33, Goshen, Ind., April 19.
Dr. David H. Goldblatt D33, New Milford, N.J., a retired dentist; April 3. His son is Dr. Mark Goldblatt D69.
Harold E. Marple Ed33, Las Cruces, N.M., Nov. 10.
Morrison McMullan Jr. WEv33, Abington, Pa., a certified public accountant and financial consultant; Feb. 17. After retiring in 1986, he continued accounting work for Service Corps of Retired Executives and AARP Tax Preparation Service. During the 1950s, while a controller of the former Exide Batteries in Philadelphia, he participated in the development of an electric car, the Henney Kilowatt. He owned one, a converted Renault Dauphine, and drove it to and from work for several decades. He enjoyed driving into gas stations and declaring, Fill er upbut with water, for the batteries. On 60 Minutes in the 1960s, he demonstrated battery-powered milk- and mail-trucks he had developed. He also owned a 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom II limousine and a 1927 Ford Model T that he had completely restored, which he kept in a heated garage along with the Henney. A past grand master in the Masons, he was an active participant in the Wharton Alumni Association, which honored him with an award for lifetime service. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including at Pearl Harbor following the Japanese attack there. He left active duty in 1946, but remained as a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1971.
Bernard Roberts C33, Lantana, Fla., a retired attorney; Nov. 22.
Mary P. Serri Ed33, Smithville, N.J., Feb. 27.
Dr. John L. Simon C33, Milton, Vt., a retired physician; Dec. 20, 1999.
Patrick L. Smiley C33 G51, Pitman, N.J., Jan. 27.
Dr. Maurice J. Stone C33, Syracuse, N.Y., a retired physician; March 2, 2002.
Helen C. Tappert PSW33, Fort Washington, Pa., Oct. 14, 2002.
Felix S. Webb W33, Billings, Mont., Jan. 15.
Robert W. Fitzmaurice CE34, Drexel Hill, Pa., April.
Everett T. Houghton W34, White Rock, S.C., March 14. He was a member of the Boy Scouts for 81 years. His twin brother is Rushmore R. Houghton W34.
Lester E. Kabacoff C34 L37, New Orleans, a retired attorney; Jan. 2003.
Dr. George J. Lawrence Jr. C34 M38, Casanova, Va., a retired physician; June 4, 2003.
Dr. David Lipkin Ch34, Los Altos, Calif., the Eliot Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, March 31. He joined its faculty in 1946, and served as chair of chemistry from 1964 to 1970, retiring in 1981. During World War II he had worked on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.M., and developed a nickel-coated protective skin for the plutonium bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, to prevent corrosion before it reached the Pacific on Aug. 9, 1945. Dr. Lipkins later research included work on nucleic acids and on synthetic applications of aromatic hydrocarbon free radical anions, and on naphthalene. He was the first to synthesize cyclic AMP, an important compound in biochemistry.
Emilie I. Merkle DH34, Berwyn, Pa., March 7.
Raymond L. Muehlman ME34, Charleston, W.Va., Nov. 20, 2002.
Gertrude Petrovic NTS34, Bremerton, Wash., Oct. 25, 2002.
Nixon H. Richman WEv34, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 24, 2001.
Dr. Arthur C. Salvatore D34, Naples, Fla., a retired dentist; March 3, 2002.
Lucille M. Savacool NTS34, Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 16.
Dr. Myrtle M. Townsend Ed34, Marlton, N.J., Dec. 17.
Dr. Arnold R. Waxman C34, Naples, Fla., Dec. 20.
Thelma Wynne NTS34, Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 29, 1999.
c1935 | T. Bruce Beck ChE35, Rydal, Pa., March 4, 2002.
Gerald N. Brennian WEv35, Philadelphia, the retired owner of a printing company; Jan. 21.
Dr. C. West Churchman C35 G36 Gr38, Berkeley, Calif., former chair and professor of philosophy at the University who later served as an adjunct professor in the Wharton School; March 21. He was assistant professor of philosophy at Penn from 1939 to 1948, and served as department chair, 1945-48. He then taught at Wayne State University in Detroit, the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, and the University of California, Berkeley. During a career that spanned six decades, he investigated a vast range of topics including accounting, research and development management, city planning, education, mental health, space exploration, and peace and conflict. In 1953, while at the Case Institute, he founded the first graduate M.S. and Ph.D. programs in operations research. He then served as an adjunct to the operations-research and social-systems-sciences programs at Wharton, from 1973 to 1986. As the principal thinker behind systems theory, Dr. Churchman wrote several books, including The Systems Approach and its Enemies (1979). Also widely regarded as the father of what is called management science, he was president of the Institute of Management Science and served as editor-in-chief of the publications Philosophy of Science and Management Science, which he founded. He served as a consultant to NASA, the NIH, the U.S. Wildlife Service, and several corporations. And he served on the Texas Energy Council and USAID, the international U.S. aid organization.
Arnold I. Coplan L35, Washington, a retired attorney; Jan. 15, 2003.
Horace E. Dolan C35 G40, Savannah, Ga., April 9, 2003.
Margaret Chism Finlay Ed35, Bridgewater, Mass., May 6.
Dr. Frances Hill Fox M35, Durham, N.C., a retired physician; Oct. 14, 2003.
Morris Hacker WEF35, Kingston, Pa., April 7. He had been employed by the Landaus Furniture Co. in Plymouth.
Stuart E. McMurray W35, Peoria, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2003.
Jack R. Morris WEF35, Camp Hill, Pa., Jan. 12.
Michael Polansky Ed35 GEd48, Coaldale, Pa., March 4, 2002.
Dr. Donald M. Willson M35 GM39, Milwaukee, a retired physician; Feb. 20.
William L. Zeitz C35 L38, Philadelphia, a retired attorney and jury commissioner; March 9. After serving as an engineer in the U.S. Army in London during World War II, he established a law practice in Philadelphia and became active in politics. A Democrat, he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1952 and served as an examiner for the state Liquor Control Board during the 1960s. Civil service was like a religious calling to him, said his daughter.
Robert B. Armstrong W36 G39, Asheville, N.C., Feb. 14.
George Cauffman C36, Berwyn, Pa., the retired vice president of Balis & Co., reinsurance underwriters; April 30. He began his career at the Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia, and later was an executive for Lukens, Savage & Washburn, an insurance brokerage. He joined Balis in 1949. He was a longtime board member of the Valley Forge Historical Society. He joined the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a National Guard unit, in 1940, and during World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Fort Hood, Tex.
Dr. H. Ronald Fagen D36, Westbury, N.Y., a retired dentist; July 30, 2001.
Dr. George B. Ferguson GM36, Durham, N.C., a retired physician; Feb. 7, 2002.
Clarence Frankford W36, Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 2003.
Dr. Sylvester J. Hecht C36 D38, Tucson, Ariz., an orthodontist who had maintained a practice in Monmouth County, N.J. for many years; March 2. He was a staff member and former director of the orthodontic service at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. A member of numerous professional associations, he was a past-president of the dental society of Monmouth and Ocean County. Attending Homecoming games at Penn was one of his favorite things, said to his daughter. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, retiring as a major in 1946.
Philip Kaufman ChE36 GME43, Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 27. He had been a merit-badge counselor in the Boy Scouts in Toledo, Ohio, and served on the board of the Santa Monica library.
Richard A. Newfield W36, West Hartford, Conn., the retired president and chair of Hartman Tobacco Co.; March 7. He was a founder of the University of Hartford and a trustee and honorary director for life of its Haart School of Music. He was a past-president of the Hartford Conservatory of Music, and served on the board of the Connecticut Opera. A lifelong American Red Cross volunteer, he had served as chair of the Greater Hartford chapter. And he was a life member of the University Club. He was a member of the Connecticut National Guard for five and a half years, before joining the U.S. Army. During World War II he served with the Quartermaster Corps in the African and Italian campaigns, for which he received two Bronze Stars, and attained the rank of captain.
William G. Ott L36, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 4, 1998.
Joseph Rhoads L36, Juno Beach, Fla., former vice president of Wilmington Trust Company, based in Wilmington, Del., from 1953 to 1975; the retired vice president and director of the Jan. 30. He worked for the Philadelphia law firm of MacCoy, Evans & Lewis from 1936 to 1940. He was also a vice president of Jeflion Investment Company, 1974-78. He was a director of Family Services of Northern Delaware from 1943 to 1969, and a member of the board of managers of Wilmington Friends School, 1942-51. He had served as secretary of the Delaware Bar Association. And he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Leighton A. Rosenthal W36, Palm Beach, Fla., the retired chief executive officer of Work Wear Corporation of Cleveland; Dec. 28. He was a member of the Palm Beach architectural commission, 1991-97, serving as its chair for most of that time, and was also a member of the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation.
Gertrude K. Serepca WEv36, Bellmore, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2003.
J. Donald Steele L36, Northumberland, Pa., an attorney who practiced from 1937 until March 31 of this year; April 16. In 1959, he became president of the Northumberland National Bank (which was founded by his uncle), and was serving chair of the board at the time of his death. He had served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
Dora Tancini Vishio G36, Conshohocken, Pa., Feb. 25, 2003.
Richard J. Aronson W37, Pittsburgh, a semi-retired real-estate broker who was past-president of United States Realty Corporation and vice president of Hill Commercial Properties, both in Pittsburgh; Jan. 2. One of his sons is Mark B. Aronson W62.
Dr. Eugene E. Atlas D37, Cranbury, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 2, 2001.
Dr. Eva Lichtenfeld Bernstein D37, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; Sept. 17, 1998.
Dr. David M. Caldwell M37, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired physician; March 7.
Dr. Harold E. Ciampoli C37 D39, Newtown Square, Pa., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Springfield for 26 years, until his retirement in 1985; May 21. During World War II he served in North Africa with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Elizabeth Hurst Collins PSW37, Atlanta, March 27.
Dr. Russell S. Edmonds V37, Toms River, N.J., a retired veterinarian; May 26. One of his sons is Bruce C. Edmonds C70.
Monica Dougherty Hogan Ed37 G43, Philadelphia, May 12. At Penn she was captain of the womens basketball team. She worked as a teacher in southern California and obtained a pilots license to fly small planes before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dr. Ralph Landau ChE37 Hon93, New York, trustee emeritus of the University and a technological entrepreneur and innovator in the chemical and petrochemical industries; April 6. He was chair of Listowel, Inc., and co-founder of Halcon and its subsidiary, Scientific Design Group. Halcon developed ethylene glycol, the chief component of antifreeze and which is also used in the production of polyester fiber. He was a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a consulting professor of economics at Stanford. He was a retired director of the Aluminum Company of America. A trustee of the University since 1977, he held honorary degrees from several institutions; he received his honorary doctorate from Penn for being an imaginative engineer, self-trained entrepreneur, and hands-on economist. Formerly vice president of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Landau served on the governing board of the National Research Council. He was a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 1996 was elected to the American Philosophical Society. As chair of the board of overseers of Penns School of Engineering and Applied Science from 1979 to 1985, he established the Ralph Landau Professorship in Management and Technology, the Ralph Landau Fellowship, and, at the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Robert R. Marshak Term Professorship in Aquatic Medicine. In 1977, he was one of nine trustees and alumni who established the million-dollar match challenge fund, helping the annual-giving program achieve its goal of $4.5 million. The recipient of over 50 awards and honors, Dr. Landau received both the Petroleum and Petrochemical Division and the Founders awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also received the Chemical Industry Medal, the Perkin Medal, and the Winthrop-Sears Award for Chemical Entrepreneurship. In 1995 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology, and in 1987 the John Fritz Medal. In 1997 he received the first Othmer Gold Medal of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Dr. Landau was a life-member emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation, a senior trustee of the California Institute of Technology, and former chair of the advisory council of Princeton Universitys engineering school. His daughter, Dr. Laurie J. Landeau V84 WG84, is an overseer at Penns School of Veterinary Medicine; her husband is Dr. Robert Joseph Maze G86 Gr93.
Marcus Manoff C37, Broomall, Pa., a retired attorney; May 27, 2000.
Carl F. Neu Jr. W37, York, Pa., former executive director of the York County Chamber of Commerce; April 28. A retail businessman who worked in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York, he moved to York in the late 1960s to become vice president of Bears Department Store. After serving as administrative vice president of the York County Chamber of Commerce, he became executive director in 1972. Known as Yorks biggest cheerleader and the giant of the chamber, he helped secure the organizations accreditation with the National Chamber of Commerce and instituted other reforms. Carl probably had 61 ideas every hour, such a foundation of inspirational things to do, said David Carver, retired executive director of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association. He was able to get business leaders to give their time, talents, and money. Neu went on to serve as Carvers mentor, offering advice on what it takes to be a successful business leader: never speak ill of anyone, always support your community, remain willing to take risks. And cigars are a good thing. Robert Iosue, former president of York College of Pennsylvania and a chamber board member, said, Every town deserves a person like Carl Neu, and we were lucky to have him.
Walter L. Petersen Jr. WEv37, Inverness, Fla., Feb. 7.
William R. Sidle CCC37 G40, Boulder, Colo., Sept. 9, 2001. He had worked for Ball Aerospace.
Hazel H. Willis NTS37, Milford, Del., Feb. 20.
John C. Bayne C38, Narberth, Pa., Feb. 14.
Helen Stewart Davis PSW38, Unionville, Pa., April 18, 2001.
Dr. George R. Dochat M38, Copley, Ohio, a retired physician; Sept. 14, 2003.
Arthur J. Finston W38, Tulsa, Okla., June 10, 1999.
Frank B. Gardner II W38, Morehead City, N.C., Oct. 29, 2003.
Dorothy Moesta Hain CW38, Idaho Falls, Idaho, March 6. She had been a teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools.
Virginia Frye Jacobs DH38, Las Vegas, Feb. 23, 2002.
Miriam S. Kauffman Ed38, New York, Jan. 3, 2002.
Leonard L. Boyer Jr. W39, Wyomissing, Pa., a retired vice president of the old Bank of Pennsylvania; Jan. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society. He was captain of the Scabbard and Blade Society, captain of the fencing team, and president of the Christian Association. He began his career at a family business, Enterprise Equipment, a restaurant design and equipment company. He joined Bank of Pennsylvania in 1963, where he was a trust officer and specialized in estate planning. He retired in 1983. He was a past-president of the Reading chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters. And he served as president of the Planned Parenthood Center of Berks County, the Berks Art Alliance, and the Berks County Bicentennial Committee. He was a past treasurer of the Berks County United Way, the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, and the Friends of the Reading Museum. In 1977 he received the Americanism Award from the Daniel Boone National Foundation. A self-taught artist, he sold and donated numerous of his paintings, and some of his cartoons were published in The Saturday Evening Post. As a cadet in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, he had received the Guilfoyle Saber Award for outstanding freshman military cadet. During World War II he served as a company commander of the 754th Army Tank Battalion in New Caledonia. He continued as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. His wife is Candis Ginn Boyer Ed41 and his brother-in-law is Richard C. Ginn W48.
Albert M. Goldfarb Ed39 GEd40, Orefield, Pa., the retired administrator of school planning for the Philadelphia school district; March 3. He was a physics teacher at Simon Gratz and West Philadelphia high schools, and then head of science at George Washington High School before becoming an administrator with the district. He was a volunteer for RSVP, teaching model-shipbuilding to elementary school children. During World War II he had served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Robert I. Greenberg W39, Stamford, Conn., May 13, 2003.
Joseph Howard G39, Studio City, Calif., Sept. 27, 2002.
Dr. E. Wayne Marshall M39, Medford, N.J., the retired head of the pulmonary departments at Pennsylvania Hospital and Bryn Mawr hospitals; May 5. He was also an adjunct professor at the University. Early in his career, he worked in the tuberculosis wards at Pennsylvania Hospital and the old Philadelphia General Hospital. As the cases of tuberculosis waned, he noticed a preponderance of lung cancer among his patients, most of whom were smokers. After the U.S. Surgeon Generals famous warning on the dangers of cigarettes in the 1960s, Dr. Marshall campaigned against smoking and the sale of cigarettes in hospital vending machines. His son described him as a very mild, kind Quaker, who in this particular area was so indignant. Dr. Marshall also spoke at schools and lectured physicians and hospital administrators about the link between smoking and lung cancer, even traveling to speak in the heart of the tobacco country of North Carolina. Until his retirement in 1985, he made house calls and published his home telephone number. A substantial amount of his practice was free. Thats just something Quakers are expected to do, said his son. A nature-lover, Dr. Marshall banded birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 65 years. He was the first person to capture, band, and release a house finch in Pennsylvania. And he participated in the Cape May bird count for 70 years, missing the event only twice: when his daughter was married and when he had appendicitis.
Dr. Edward B. Polin C39 M43, Jenkintown, Pa., the retired chief of internal medicine at Germantown Hospital and clinical professor of medicine at Temple University; May 5. At Temple he received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1971. And he had been on the staff of Abington Hospital for many years. Dr. Polin was a devoted member of the Grand Reunion committee of Penn Medicine alumni. His wife is Ruth Hultzman Polin Ed40; their son is Dr. Henry B. Polin M75 and their daughter is Linda Polin Markovitz CW72. One of his grandchildren is Jennifer E. Marcovitz C03.
J. Permar Richards Jr. WEv39, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired advertising executive; Feb. 22. While at Penn he was a rower for the Penn Athletic Club. He was selected as an alternate crew member of the U.S. rowing team for the Berlin Olympics in 1936, and a full member of the team in 1940, although those games were cancelled because of World War II. He served as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. He then worked for the State Department in Washington for two years before beginning a career in advertising and public relations. He became president of Alber-Richards Associates and later president of his own firm, J.P. Richards Associates, before retiring in 1990. He served on the boards of Villanova University, Ursinus College, St. Johns Settlement House, and Hahnemann University, where he was a board member for more than 34 years. And he was former vice president of the National Council on Alcoholism and the Philadelphia Council of the Boy Scouts. When elected president of Philadelphias Union League in 1966, he told a reporter that members of the club should have a higher purpose than knocking a ball off a wall or a tee, and encouraged them to participate in its youth programs.
William H. Rivoir Jr. L39, Sun City West, Ariz., a retired partner in the law firm of Gawthrop & Greenwood in West Chester, Pa.; May 24. At Penn he was a Gowen Fellow and worked on the Law Review.
Dr. Maurice D. Spottswood GM39, Napa, Calif., a retired physician; Feb. 26, 2000.
Mary Wolf NTS39, New Oxford, Pa., Nov. 21, 2002.
Evelyn Lipkin Fogel CW40, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Aug. 3, 2002.
Eleanor Foote NTS40, Westlake, Ohio, June 13, 2002.
Bernice Lett Franklin Ed40, Silver Spring, Md., Dec. 23, 2001.
Myrtle O. Glenn Ed40 GEd45, Philadelphia, Feb. 28.
Charles R. Hires W40, Norristown, Pa., Aug. 14, 2003.
Jeanne C. Hoffmire Mu40, Allison Park, Pa., Sept. 24, 2002.
H. Reed Hunt W40, Venice, Fla., Jan. 29, 2003.
Chester Kessler W40, Rye Brook, N.Y., the retired senior vice president of Intercontinental Branded Apparel; Jan. 3, 2003.
Ilse Greif Klein CW40, Mobile, Ala., Jan. 24.
Marvin W. Lebo WEF40, Mount Penn, Pa., Feb. 14.
Raymond H. Loper W40, Greenville, S.C., a retired consultant for the textile industry; April 8. In 1945, he began working for the Ralph E. Loper Co. (founded by his uncle in 1914) that served as cost consultants and engineers for the textile industry. He retired in the 1980s, after more than 40 years of service. During World War II he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Dr. Charles T. Nicholson GM40, Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 23, 2003.
Carlton T. Olson ME40, Pitman, N.J., Feb. 6.
Helen Solis-Cohen Sax L40, Albuquerque, N.M., an attorney for more than 50 years at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, a Philadelphia law firm; May 2. In 1945 she joined the firm, co-founded by her father, and practiced estate planning there until her retirement in 1998. A longtime board member of the Girl Scouts of Philadelphia, she served as president during the mid-1960s. She was also on the board of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, the Museum of American Jewish History, and the Big Brother/Big Sister Association of Philadelphia. Her husband is James E. Sax C36 and one of her sons is Robert Spigel GCE73.
Daniel Staib WEv40, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Feb. 17.
Clifford Storch W40, Lake Worth, Fla., Jan. 19.
Dr. Benjamin L. Walbert Jr. V40, Allentown, Pa., a veterinarian who had maintained a practice in the Lehigh Valley for 40 years; March 18. He was a past-president of the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Association and of the Woodlawn Fire Company. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
Eleanore T. Widenmeyer LAr40 GEd58, Philadelphia, March 21, 2003. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Joseph R. Zikmund Jr. W40, West Chester, Pa., the retired president of his family business, the New York Coil Co., Inc., where he worked for 38 years; Jan. 29. Active in community service, he served on the boards of the Health Care Foundation of Phoenixville and the Phoenixville YMCA, of which he was a founder. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the U.S., the Philippines, and Japan, and then in the Army Reserves before being discharged with the rank of captain.
Donald M. Campbell ME41, Rockford, Ill., March 27. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He spent 41 years in the railroad- and aviation-supply business, the last 25 years with Vapor Co., before retiring in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and then as a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a past-president of the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
E. Finley Cannon Jr. W41, Gainesville, Fla., Jan. 31, 2003.
Dr. Lewis T. Corum GM41, Tampa, Fla., a retired pediatrician; Sept. 10, 2003
Dr. J. Robert Cox GM41, Jupiter, Fla., a retired physician; April 30, 2002.
Louis M. DiBella W41, Oakland, N.J., May 19, 2002.
Joshua Eilberg W41, Jenkintown, Pa., a former U.S. Representative who had served six terms in Congress; March 24. After two years as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, he won election to the Pennsylvania State House in 1954 as a Democrat. He served 12 years in Harrisburg, where he was influential in getting Temple University affiliated as a state university, and in the creation of the Northeast Mental Health Center. Elected to Congress in 1966, he served as Democratic leader of the 54th Ward in Oxford Circle in Philadelphia. As House Immigration subcommittee chair, he took pride in working for Asian refugees and Soviet Jews emigrating to the U.S. and Israel. In 1974, as a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal, he voted to impeach President Richard M. Nixon. And in 1977 he was instrumental in getting U.S. citizen Pearse Kerr freed from a Northern Ireland jail. Following his political career, Joshua Eilberg opened a law office in northeast Philadelphia and became executive director of Brith Sholom, a national Jewish fraternal and charitable organization based in Philadelphia. His wife is Gladys Greenberg Eilberg CW43 SW47 and their son is William H. Eilberg G74.
Donald E. Haldeman WEv41, Media, Pa., director of services at The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1961 until his retirement in 1980; May 27. Earlier he had worked for the old Bank of Lansdowne and for Frances Denny Cosmetics. After retiring, he volunteered at St. Johns Hospice House in Philadelphia and at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. During World War II he served as an airplane mechanic with the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed in North Africa and Italy, 1942-45.
Glenn W. Johnston W41, Vero Beach, Fla., the president of Sterling Drug Co. in New York, until his retirement in 1983; April 27. During World War II he served as a ground officer in the U.S. Air Force in England.
Jesse Lieberman ChE41, G48, Philadelphia, Nov. 23.
Dr. Frederick C. Lorish M41, Portland, Ore., a retired physician; 2004.
Dr. Max I. Orowitz D41, Merion, Pa., a retired dentist; Dec. 13, 2002.
Evelyn Heflin Schoenlank Ed41, Bethlehem, Pa., April 24.
John W. Seybold G41, Jacksonville, Fla., a pioneer in the field of computerized typesetting, who originated the term WYSIWYG; March 14. He taught economics at Swarthmore College and Olivet College before working as a regional wage-stabilization director for the National War Labor Board during World War II. He joined Printing Industries of Philadelphia in 1946, and in 1960 took a 20-month leave of absence to organize leadership seminars in Paris for the American Friends Service Committee. In 1963, after seeing a primitive computerized hyphenation system at The Palm Beach Post, he left his job at Printing Industries to found Rocappi, an acronym for Research on Computer Applications in the Printing and Publishing Industries. Created on a shoestring, the company developed techniques for creating, editing, and formatting text for print or electronic distribution. In 1964, it produced the first computer-typeset product guide, an automotive directory for McGraw-Hill, which made heavy use of macros, an application which he had pioneered. The company also developed a database for the King James Bible. According to one of his sons, he first used the what you see is what you get reference to computerized word processing, riffing on a line from the TV program, The Flip Wilson Show. The phrase, long since abbreviated as WYSIWYG, was popularized by computer systems developed by Xerox Corporations Palo Alto Research Center in the early 1970s. After selling Rocappi in 1971, he launched The Seybold Report, a bimonthly newsletter for the publishing industry, with another of his sons. As a consultant in 1972, he played a key role in the decision by U.S. News & World Report to become the first customer for the Atex Publishing Systems Corporation, a start-up company which became the dominant company in the computer typesetting industry in the 1970s and 1980s. As a board member of the American Friends Service Committee, he was one of 31 Philadelphia-area businesspeople who signed a letter to President Johnson protesting the Vietnam War in 1967.
Arnold G. Shufro W41, Dover, Mass., April 12.
Dr. Daniel Siegel C41 C43, Lauderhill, Fla., a retired dentist; April 2, 2003.
Thomas A. Sorber EE41, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired electrical engineer who had worked in the space program at RCA Corporation; Oct. 23, 2003. At Penn he was a member of Tau Beta Pi fraternity.
Robert E. Stover C41, Jenks, Okla., Dec. 14.
James J. Voelker W41, Ocala, Fla., March 13.
William A. Beck WEv42, Palm City, Fla., an international manager for B.F. Goodrich for 35 years, until his retirement; May 3. He served for 19 years as managing director for the Benelux countries, and 16 years in the Philippines. He served as an officer of the American Chamber of Commerce, and was president of the American Association in those places. And he was the first American to receive the Peter Stuyvesant Award for outstanding contribution to Netherlands-American friendship, trade, and commerce. He was a board member of the International School (Netherlands) and the U.S. Air Force School in Scottsdale, Ariz. In the Philippines, he was president of the Rotary Club of Makati. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Kappa Phi fraternity.
Dr. Kenneth W. Benjamin GM42, Lafayette Hill, Pa., an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia for 50 years, who served on the staffs of Hahnemann University Hospital, Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, and Wills Eye Hospital; March 12. During World War II he was a flight surgeon in Europe with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
John H. Craemer W42, Broomall, Pa., a retired accountant; May 3. At Penn, he participated in track and field events and played football. He continued to attend the annual gathering of the Mungermen. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked for a Philadelphia accounting firm and was later an accountant for Giant Portland Cement, Trailer Train Co., and the old Methodist Hospital. Following retirement in the early 1980s, he served as a part-time accountant for the Church of the Savior in Wayne, Pa., and assisted with the finances at Aldan Union Church, where he had been a member for more than 50 years.
Louis I. Dethloff W42, Flossmoor, Ill., the director of purchasing at American Steel Foundries from 1963 until his retirement in 1983; April 2. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, the 1940 lacrosse team, and the crew team in 1941 and 1942. He worked for Baldwin Locomotive from 1946 to 1963. During World War II he served as a U.S. Army captain of the 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Dr. Joseph C. Elia GM42, Reno, Nev., a retired physician; Nov. 21.
Phyllis R. Farber FA42, Wyomissing, Pa., Sept. 25, 2003.
Col. Robert K. Morgan W42, Asheville, N.C., commander of the Memphis Belle B-17 bomber that became known as the first American bomber to complete 25 combat missions over Europe during World War II; May 15. He flew the plane, named in honor of his Tennessee girlfriend, from Nov. 7, 1942, to May 17, 1943. According to U.S. Army records, the plane flew 148 hours, dropping more than 60 tons of bombs, all on daylight missions. Over that time, it was struck by flak, 20mm cannon shells, and machine-gun bullets, causing every major part of the plane to be replaced at least once. Twenty-five [missions] doesnt sound like much until you start flying them, he later said. The plane and its crew were featured in the 1944 documentary film, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress and in the 1990 film, Memphis Belle, a highly fictionalized treatment. Recently Col. Morgan co-wrote, with Ron Powers, an autobiography, The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WW II Bomber Pilot (2002). Following the war he worked in real estate, car sales, and furniture production. And he continued to fly planes throughout his life, even flying B-17s at air shows into his 70s and 80s.
Edward J. Piszek WEv42, Fort Washington, Pa., the co-founder of Mrs. Pauls Kitchens Inc.; March 27. He began his career as a salesman for the Campbell Soup Co. In 1946, while on strike from his job at the General Electric plant in Philadelphia, he and a friend took over the food concession at a local taproom, where his devilled crabs became a house favorite. One weekend, left with an oversupply, he stored the crab cakes in a freezer at the back of the bar. As he told Forbes magazine in 1978, It was either that or the garbage can. When the frozen fish proved edible, he and a friend, John Paul, a bread salesman, each contributed $450 and founded Mrs. Pauls Kitchensafter ignoring his mothers urgings that he name the company Mrs. Piszeks Kitchens. The firm became known for selling crab cakes and fish sticks nationwide. In 1951 he bought out his partner for $150,000, and in 1979 purchased the Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips seafood chain. He sold Mrs. Pauls to the Campbell Soup Co. in 1982 for a reported $55 million. A philanthropist devoted to Polish and other causes, he gave millions to battle tuberculosis in Poland, and to establish a European training center for little-league baseball in Kutno, Poland. In Philadelphia he purchased the house where Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the American Revolution military engineer, once lived, donating it to the National Park Service as a historic property. He also founded the Copernicus Society and funded the replica of the Liberty Bell that former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger rang on Sept. 17, 1987, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Although jovially known as the Fishcake King and the Big Fishcake, Edward Piszek also liked to call himself the Polish Ben Franklin, stating that Franklin was the person he would most like to be, because he was a well-balanced human being who made tremendous contributions to his own country and posterity. A friend of Cardinal John Krol, he also befriended Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, now Pope John Paul II. In 2001, Edward Piszek published his memoir, Some Good in the World: A Life of Purpose.
Harold A. Platt C42, Abington, Pa., a sales agent for Equitable Life Insurance Co. from 1956 until his retirement in 2000; May 21. Earlier, he had worked as an advertising salesman. He served on the board of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. During World War II he served as a bomb site instructor in the South Pacific for the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Jay H. Rosenfeld W42 L49, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; Dec. 2. His wife is Bernice Tobin Rosenfeld Ed47 and one daughter is Robin Rosenfeld Gordon C80 GCP81.
Marie S. Savage CW42, Oct. 14, 1999.
Robert B. Schaefer W42, Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 10.
Joseph F. Schmidt ME42, Carson City, Nev., a retired staff engineer for the flight aerodynamics division of the U.S. Air Force; Feb. 21.
Mary Ross Townley FA42, Bethel, Vt., June 4, 2002.
Estelle B. Wesley PSW42, Baltimore, June 30, 2003.
Dr. Robert W. Young D42, Des Moines, Iowa, an orthodontist and pastor; Jan. 19. During World War II he was the dental officer for an antiaircraft battalion, and served as a chaplain in the South Pacific. He established his dental practice in Des Moines in 1954, and also served as a pastor of United Methodist churches for 22 years. He also founded a camera store and automotive tool business. At the age of 70, he received a doctorate of theology from St. Pauls Seminary. He was a former board member of Iowa Wesleyan College.
1943 | Margaret Jones Aiken Ed43, Philadelphia, the retired director of nursing education at the old Womens Medical College; March 27. She joined its faculty in 1948 and retired in 1980. One of her daughters is Virginia Aiken Davidov SW73.
Roberta Wilson Anslow PSW43, McMinnville, Ore., April 12, 2003.
Dr. Walter L. Borkowski Ch43 Gr51, Fort Myers, Fla., March 30.
Edmund G. Burbank PSW43, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2002.
Ethel Greasley Carruth Ed43, Houston, Tex., April 17. She served on the board of overseers of the Universitys Graduate School of Education, and on the boards of the Houston Symphony League and the Houston Zoo. Also active in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, she chaired its school-art committee and received the inaugural Pearl Award honoring women of the rodeo. In 1990 she was honored as a Houston Woman of Distinction by the Crohns & Colitis Foundation. Her husband of 53 years, Allen H. Carruth W42, died in 1996.
Peter E. Costello W43, Marathon, Fla., Oct. 12, 1998.
Elizabeth L. Elwyn PSW43, New York, June 16, 2000.
Dr. Harold Louis Gatti D43, Glen Rock, N.J., a retired dentist; June 7.
Miriam J. Kreisher OT43, Schenevus, N.Y., May 15, 1999.
John J. Littley ME43, Naples, Fla., the retired senior vice president of Cincinnati Shaper Co.; April 22. Following his service in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II, he worked for the old Baldwin Locomotive Works, where he served as product manager of the hydraulic-press division in Hamilton, Ohio, for seven years. In 1960 he joined Cincinnati Shaper as a manager of engineering. He later became vice president of engineering and in the 1980s was named senior vice president, according to his classmate and lifelong friend, Robert S. Warnick ME43.
Dr. Herbert H. Rawnsley M43 GM48, Washington, Pa., a retired physician; June 2003.
Dr. Katharine Evans Goddard Rhoads M43 GM65, a former clinical professor of pediatrics at the University; April 29. She began working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1945 as an assistant instructor in pediatric medicine, and became an associate instructor in 1953. In 1982 she served as an adjunct associate professor of pediatric medicine, and in 1984 was appointed a clinical associated professor in pediatrics. During the late 1940s, Dr. Rhoads was a clinician at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, where she researched transfusions for infants born with Rh blood-factor incompatibility. In 1947, she was a founder of the Chestnut Hill Pediatric Group, and was president of the former Seashore House from 1968 to 1982. And she practiced developmental pediatrics as a consultant with Philadelphia area schools. She had served on the boards of the Elwyn Institute and Friends Hospital. Her first husband was Dr. David R. Goddard, provost of the University from 1961 to 1971. She later married Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads GrM40 Hon60, provost emeritus and the Jonathan E. Rhoads Professor Emeritus of the Surgical Sciences, who died in 2002.
Dr. Mortimer Ruben D43, Ridgewood, N.J., a retired dentist; April 29, 2002.
Dr. Reuven K. Snyderman C43 M46, New York, the retired chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; March 26. Previously he was a plastic/reconstructive surgeon and served on the staffs of Princeton Medical Center, St. Peters Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He had also been chief of comprehensive breast-cancer services at Robert Wood Johnson. He also taught at Columbia, New York, and Cornell universities. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 30 years.
William L. Staupp WEv43, Los Altos, Calif., May 3.
Merwin A. Sumberg W43, La Jolla, Calif., Dec. 3.
Dorothy M. Troyan NTS43, Wilmington, Del., Dec. 11.
Richard E. Williams W43, Camden, N.Y., Dec. 17.
Iola M. Bergreen PSW44, Maplewood, N.J., Nov. 11, 2000.
Janet Munro Brown CW44, Center Sandwich, N.H., March 13. Her husband is James W. Brown Ch50.
Ralph M Cady L44, Navarre, Fla., April 4.
Dr. S. Thomas Camp M44, Sewell, N.J., a retired physician; Feb. 13.
William H. Clark WEv44, Honey Brook, Pa., a chief job analyst for Philadelphia Electric until his retirement in 1978; May 26. After retiring, he devoted his time to promoting Christian and charitable organizations. He was a trustee of the Philadelphia College of Bible, now Philadelphia Biblical University. He was director of operations for two films produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and was a public-relations representative for Bibletown USA/ Canada in Boca Raton, Fla. Active with the Red Cross, United Way, and Friends of the Franklin Institute, he was a past director of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Philadelphia and vicinity.
Robert B. Davis W44, Bellevue, Wash., Dec. 27.
Janet Marie Felter Ed44 GEd45, Kissimmee, Fla., April 12, 2003.
Marshall R. Friedman W44, Jacksonville, Fla., March 29.
William E. Jones G44, Lake Wylie, S.C., Jan. 5.
Dr. Don E. King M44, Birmingham, Ala., a retired physician; Oct. 28, 2003.
Dr. Leo S. Loomie GM44, Fairfield, Conn., a retired physician; March 16, 2003.
Muriel Widman Mark PSW44, Valley Stream, N.Y., Feb. 4. She had worked at the Wayside Home for Girls in Valley Stream.
Dr. Lloyd K. Rosenvold GM44, Hope, Idaho, a retired physician; Oct. 26, 2003.
Ruth Fischer Schmidt DH44, New Fairfield, Conn., April 18.
Geraldine Kutz Stunz Ed44, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 10, 2003. Her husband is Dr. John H. Stunz C43 M46.
Richard C. Wright W44, Cleveland, Nov. 5.
1945 | Dr. Earl S. Barker M45 GM49, Haverford, Pa., associate professor emeritus of medicine at the University; April 30. In the Medical school, he organized and directed the student course in internal medicine. An attending physician of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 38 years, he became director of the diagnostic clinic in 1970. His research on kidney physiology and fluid and electrolyte balance was funded by grants from the National Institute of Health. He was also an established investigator of the American Heart Association. Dr. Barker won the A. N. Richards Award from the nephrology section at the Hospital in 1999. His brothers are Dr. Harold G. Barker M43 GM49 and Dr. Clyde F. Barker GM59, a professor of surgery at the University.
Harold J. Buxbaum W45, Denver, a retired executive recruiter with Buxbaum-Rink Consulting; Feb. 29. At Penn he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and president of Hillel. He had served as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and was recently active in the War Years Reunion. One of his daughters is Lisa Buxbaum Rouff C77 and one of his grandchildren is Nina R. Rubin C01.
Alfonso O. Calderon W45, Santurce, P.R., Jan. 12.
M. V. McGill-Clark Ed45, Clifton Springs, N.Y., November.
Dr. Paul J. Rowan M45, Naples, Fla., a retired physician; March 5.
C. Frederick Shultz W45, Hanover, Pa., April 1, 2002.
Joyce Coe Smith PSW45, Xenia, Ohio, June 27, 2001.
Lucille S. Wolfe PSW45, New York, Oct. 21, 2000.
Lorraine Brucker NTS46, Philadelphia, Dec. 17.
Dr. Richard N. Fallon M46 GM50, Raleigh, N.C., a retired physician; April 20.
Dr. William A. Labattaglia D46, Brooklyn, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 4, 2002.
Shirley Bolton Lund NTS46, Berwyn, Pa., Nov. 21.
Dr. Richard M. Mears G46, Springfield, Mo., Dec. 19, 2001. He had taught at Drury College there.
Betty Ann Starkweather Brinkworth NTS47, Yardley, Pa., Aug. 26, 2001.
Dr. John R. Church V47, West Chester, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Feb. 28.
William T. Doyle C47, Santa Fe, N.M., April 4, 1999.
Frank M. Early W47, Chesterfield, Mo., April 17.
Lawrence J. Fichter WEv47, Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sept. 3, 1999.
A. Burlingame Harvey Jr. FA47 GFA55, Potomac, Md., a painter, jewelry maker, and art teacher; March 12. His wife, Marion Bradley Harvey Mu42 G73, died Jan. 22, 2002.
Stanley G. Hughes C47 G49, Oceanside, Calif., Dec. 28. His wife is Esther Barnett Hughes CW43.
Dr. Arthur I. Klein D47, Port St. Lucie, Fla., a retired dentist; April 24.
Dr. Dorian Lugo V47, Miramar, P.R., a retired veterinarian; Feb. 8.
Evan William Mandel W47, Rye, N.Y., Dec. 11.
Dr. Charles S. Rogers M47 GM54, Venice, Fla., Jan. 17, 2002.
Geraldine M. Spark PSW47, Willow Grove, Pa., March 3, 2002.
Jean A. Speicher NTS47, Denver, May 5, 2002.
Davis A. Washburn C47, Union, Maine, March 2.
Melvin Weinstein W47, Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 12, 1998.
Dr. Frederick M. Binder G48 Gr55, Hummelstown, Pa., the retired president of Juniata College; Jan. 28. While earning his degrees at Penn, he worked as an assistant registrar and instructor of history at Temple University. He then became dean and professor of history at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He was president of Hartwick College from 1959 to 1969, and served on the board of the New York state committee of higher education. In his last year at Hartwick, he was the first Fulbright Scholar accepted to teach American history in Yugoslavia. Dr. Binder was invited to become president of Whittier College in 1970. He served as president of Juniata College from 1975 to 1986. During his years at those universities, he also taught history because he believed that it is important for a college president to experience the role of teacher. Following his retirement, he was visiting professor of American history at the University of Leeds in the U.K. in 1986-87 and 1992-93. Dr. Binder wrote two books, Coal Age Empire (1974) and James Buchanan and the American Empire (1994). During World War II he served on PT boats for the U.S. Navy in the Solomon Islands, Palau, and the Philippines in a squadron under the command of future Pennsylvania Governor Raymond P. Shafer, whom he credited with saving his and other crew members lives during an extremely hazardous mission in Manila Bay. Frederick Binders squadron was awarded a Navy Commendation Unit for making over 110 patrols, 95 of them at night. He was discharged as a lieutenant commander at the end of the war.
Thomas H. Bogia GEd48, Southampton, Pa., March 1.
Walter W. Brewster WG48, Fayetteville, N.C., Jan. 5.
John D. Bush C48, New York, June 29, 2003.
Marianne E. DeAngeli Ed48, Pennsburg, Pa., Feb. 1, 2003.
Park B. Dilks Jr. C48 L51, Media, Pa., a former senior partner and chair of the Philadelphia law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Feb. 23. He began his career as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia under Richardson Dilworth. He became a partner in Morgan, Lewis in 1964, and served as its chair several times, beginning in 1975. He and three other partners, called the Gang of Four by The American Lawyer, were responsible for the firms going national and international, overseeing the opening of offices in Europe and Japan. For 15 years he was also the firms chief financial officer. Before he stepped down as senior partner and became counsel to the firm in 1997, he wrote its history, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius: A Law Firm and its Times, 1873-1993. Park Dilks was also a director and treasurer of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society since 1991.
James Donaldson W48, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Nov. 17. His wife is Jeanette Stout Donaldson CW48.
Dr. William Deeds (Rusty) Donovan V48, Ligonier, Pa., a veterinarian for 55 years; March 8. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Psi fraternity. Raised on his familys farm, he began his practice with a concentration on large animals until it evolved into solely the care of companion animals. In 1984 he received the Centennial Award of Merit from the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine for his significant contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. During the Korean War, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army in France.
William C. Heisler GCE48, Glenside, Pa., April 26, 2002.
Simon M. Langberg Ar48, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired architect and partner in the Philadelphia architecture and engineering firm of Vitetta; March 30. He began his career in a solo practice and worked for other Philadelphia architects, including Vincent Kling. He joined Vitetta in 1971 and was named partner in 1984. In the 1980s he was project manager for the construction of the SEPTA Market East Station and the restoration of 14 other stations. And he was a project manager of the Temple University Medical Center. Before his retirement in 1993, he was involved with the conversion of the Reading Terminal train shed to the Grand Hall for the new Philadelphia Convention Center. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in China, Burma, and India.
Jerome Lipman W48 L51, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; 2004.
Bernard Mounty W48, Scarsdale, N.Y., Jan. 5.
Louise Morton Murtagh FA48 GFA54, Williamsburg, Va., Dec. 29.
Dr. Robert E. Rankin GD48, Spring Lake, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 20, 2003.
Mary Louise Sims NTS48, Coral Gables, Fla., Sept. 24, 2002.
Joanne Anderson Stone CW48, Columbia, S.C., Oct. 25, 2003.
Charles I. Thompson Jr. C48 L54, Philadelphia, a longtime partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll; March 15. For 33 years he served on the board member of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 21 of them as its president and chair. And he was the first person to receive the Nevil Award of Merit, given to those who make a significant contribution to the lives of the hearing-impaired. He had served in the U.S. Army and then as a member of the First City Troop, where he was a captain of the artillery.
William H. Agnew WG49, Long Valley, N.J., Oct. 18, 2003.
Esther Arntz NTS49, Mount Joy, Pa., Sept. 20, 2003.
Mabel M. Bullock GEd49, Ridley Park, Pa., Feb. 22.
James P. Carey Jr. C49, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 2003.
James D. Cocco C49, Dupont, Pa., Jan. 15.
William C. Cullen W49, Vero Beach, Fla., a vice president and account manager with Johnson & Higgins, a New York insurance brokerage firm, for 32 years, before his retirement; Oct. 4, 2003. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Robert D. Godfrey Jr. W49, Chadds Ford, Pa., Oct. 24, 2000.
Francis J. Heazel Jr. WG49, Atlanta, a retired attorney; April 21, 2002.
Gordon A. Howard ME49, Orange City, Fla., April 1. His wife is Joyce Adams Howard CW48.
Robert William Lees L49, Medford, N.J., a retired attorney; April 29.
William F. Leisman Jr. W49, The Villages, Fla., the general manager of the Manhattan, Boston, and Harrisburg (Pa.) offices of the New York Life insurance company until his retirement in 1986; April 18. He served as president of the Boston Life Underwriters Association in 1976. In 1986 he received the Albert E. Richardson Award for distinguished service to the life insurance industry and to his community. During World War II he served as an air navigator in the South Pacific Theater for the U.S. Navy and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant junior grade.
Rowland G. Lex Jr. EE49 GEE50, Wynnewood, Pa., Nov. 15.
William F. Lynch II L49, Wilmington, Del., a partner with the law firm of Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams, who had been with the company for 54 years; March 4. He had been a partner there for 30 years and was of counsel since 1988. He also served as city solicitor for Wilmington, 1953-57. In 1999, he was recognized for 50 years at the Delaware Bar. He was a trustee of the New Castle Presbytery and a former trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Church. During World War II he served as a U.S. Naval lieutenant aboard a submarine chaser in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and later was with the first Navy contingent to enter Hiroshima.
Luis F. Machicote WG49, Brooklyn, N.Y., a retired attorney; Nov. 3.
Laura R. McClammy Ed49, Pace, Fla., a retired nurse and teacher at Pensacola Junior College; Aug. 29, 2003.
William P. McMullan Jr. WG49, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jan. 21.
James P. McTeigue WEv49, Mission Viejo, Calif., Sept. 6, 2002.
Dr. G. Robert Muller V49, Lambertville, N.J., a veterinarian; Feb. 5. He established his veterinary practice, which became the Amwell Animal Hospital, in Lambertville in the early 1950s and remained in practice until his death. He was a state health inspector for more than 20 years, retiring from that post in 1977. Dr. Muller also worked with area municipalities to coordinate rabies vaccination and care clinics for stray animals. He was a two-time president of the Lambertville-New Hope Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. He had been a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany, 1950-52.
Joseph L. Pollock GEd49, Philadelphia, a teacher, principal, and administrator for the Philadelphia school district from 1947 until his retirement in 1983; April 7. Following his retirement, he devoted his time to organizing reunions for graduates of West Philadelphia High School, traveling across the country in search of alumni. He solicited wealthy and powerful alumni and spent thousands of dollars of his own money planning anniversary celebrations; during its 90th anniversary celebration in 2002, he presented alum Chubby Checker with the award for Outstanding Rock-and-Roll Dance Sensation of the Century. In 1988 the school designated an annual scholarship for the most deserving senior as the Joseph Pollock Alumni Award, and it renamed its athletic field in his honor in 2002. When asked why he remained so devoted to West Philadelphia High School, he replied that it was Because I grew up poor, I had nothing, and West opened the doorit can still open the doorto college, to a good life. His most recent project was organizing a career day at the school, which took place a few days after his death.
Dr. Raymond L. Rice GM49, Elm Grove, Wis., June 30, 2001.
Eugene J. Saloky C49, Philadelphia, June 18, 2003.
Martin Schwartz Ar49, Rock Hill, N.Y., a retired architect; Feb. 14. He received many design awards for buildings in Rock Hill, Port Jervis, and Monticello. As a 40-year member of the Rock Hill volunteer fire department, he was chair of the board of fire commissioners from 1983 to 2003. He was a founding member and president of the Rock Hill Community Association from 1965 to 1971. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army, 1951-53. One of his sons is Clifford Harris Schwartz C83 W83.
Dr. David A. Starr Jr. EE49 GEE51 GrE66, San Mateo, Calif., May 15.
Wesley G. Thomas W49, Haddonfield, N.J., Oct. 2, 2003.
Meyer Weiss W49, Coconut Creek, Fla., Dec. 4.
John W. Douglass L50, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a retired attorney; Feb. 28.
Catherine Huber Ecklof NTS50, Jacksonville, Fla., April 25.
Frank Enge WEv50, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 18.
Joseph I. Fineman C50 G51, Belfast, Maine, a retired attorney; May 16.
Peter Florey L50, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., a retired attorney and labor arbitrator; May 8. While at Penn he worked as a tool-and-die maker to finance his education; he graduated 11th in his class. He began his career as a labor lawyer in Philadelphia, then moved to Pittsburgh, where he worked as an arbitrator. He helped found two Rotary Club chapters and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Charles Gold WEv50, Philadelphia, March 22.
Ruth Krauss Lee SW50, Greenville, S.C., Dec. 21.
Sister L. Lois Ludwig Ed50 GEd62, Ardmore, Pa., a Lutheran deaconess and a retired nurse, medical supervisor, and clinical instructor at Lankenau Hospital; March 28. After her consecration as a deaconess in what is now the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, she began her ministry at Lankenau in 1944, and was an administrator and teacher there intermittently through 1978, when she retired. She also served as a nursing director at the Mary J. Drexel Home in Bala Cynwyd, beginning in 1967, and was later program director at the former Lutheran Deaconess House in Gladwyne. After her retirement she remained active at Lankenau as a volunteer and president of the hospitals ladies aid group.
Dr. Edward R. Martin D50, Melbourne, Fla., a retired dentist; Aug. 14, 2003.
James J. McKiernan Jr. W50, Hamden, Conn., a retired attorney; Oct. 17, 2002.
Col. Herbert C. Ritze WG50, Milford, Ohio, Jan. 17.
Dr. George L. Stolte V50, Eldred, N.Y., a retired veterinarian; May 14, 2003.
Dr. Williard E. Stone Gr50, Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 25, 2002. He had taught at the University of Florida.
Dr. Gene J. Triano M50, New Cumberland, Pa., a retired radiologist and former chair of the radiology department at Harrisburg Hospital; May 18. He began his career as a radiologist with A.Z. Ritzman Associates, working at Harrisburg Hospital and Polyclinic Hospital. He held teaching appointments at the old Hahnemann Medical College and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Triano served as president of the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, 1982-83, and as president of the medical staff of Harrisburg Hospital. And he was a member of the managers of Harrisburg Hospital, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Visiting Nurse Association of Harrisburg. He was the author of numerous professional publications.
Dr. Alvin H. Weiner C50, Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 12.
Robert F. Wilkinson C50, Merion, Pa., Sept. 14, 2002. He had worked for J. J. Skelton and Sons Oil Co.
Clayton Weir Wylam Ed50, Philadelphia, the retired vice principal of Edward W. Bok Technical High School; Feb. 10.
Dr. George C. Avery C51 Gr59, emeritus professor of German at Swarthmore College; March 19. He joined its faculty in 1959, and was chair of the modern-languages department for five years before retiring in 1994. He pioneered work on Swiss author Robert Walser, and in 2002, published a book on the correspondence between Vienna satirist Karl Kraus and Berlin writer and publicist Herwarth Walden. He inspired so many of our students to develop their own powerful responses to the literature he loved, said Marion Faber, a Swarthmore colleague. Dr. Avery had served in the U.S. Army in Germany in World War II, and in 1948 worked for a year with the American Friends Service Committee in Finland and in Greece, the homeland of his parents.
Marion Bilsky SW51, Cape Coral, Fla., April 26, 2003.
John J. Britton C51, New York, March 9.
William J. Carlin L51, Langhorne, Pa., an attorney for almost 50 years and a former district attorney of Bucks County, Pa.; Feb. 22. He joined the firm of what is now Begley, Carlin & Mandio, in Langhorne, Pa., in 1961, and served as district attorney of Bucks County for the next two years. In 1977, he took over legal representation of the Neshaminy Water Resources Authority, the agency sponsoring the construction of the controversial Point Pleasant Pumping Station along the Delaware River, a political and legal quagmire that resulted in the eventual sale of the facility. He had served as solicitor to the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority and the Bucks County Economic Development Corp. He had been president of the Bucks County Bar Association and a board member of the James A. Michener Art Museum.
Joseph Ess Donis Jr. CCC51, Warminster, Pa., March 22, 2002.
Martin L. Eisman W51, White Plains, N.Y., the retired president of Eisman and Co. in Larchmont; Nov. 18, 1998.
Dr. Joseph H. Freeman C51 D55, Avon, Conn., a dentist in Canton, Conn., until his retirement in 1994; Feb. 11. He then became business manager for Avon Health Medical.
Capt. Phyllis Harrington Nu51, Baltimore, Aug. 28, 2003.
Emma B. Head Nu51, Aston, Pa., a retired nurse; March 11, 2000.
Dr. Nathaniel R. Kornfield EE51 GEE54 GrE64, Marlton, N.J., professor emeritus of engineering at Widener University in Chester, Pa.; April 7. He began his career as an electrical engineer for Ford aerospace and computer divisions, for RCA, and for Burroughs Corporation. Dr. Kornfield joined the Widener faculty in 1963 and taught there for 27 years. And he served as Wideners dean of engineering from 1973 to 1979. In 1989 he was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Kornfield also worked as an electrical engineering consultant for IBM and Siemens. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Louis F. Luongo Ar51, Marco Island, Fla., June 15, 1999.
Roy W. Mullis WG51, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Feb. 25.
Louis Rubin WEv51, Santa Barbara, Calif., July 1, 2003.
Phyllis Sherin Shapiro Ar51, Philadelphia, March 6, 2002.
Raymond D. Stevens Jr. W51, Depew, N.Y., the retired chair and CEO of Pratt & Lambert, a chemical-coatings company; Nov. 15. He began his career in 1951, as a sales representative at Pierce & Stevens Chemical Corporation in Buffalo, a company founded by his father and uncle. He was president and chair of the firm when it was acquired by Pratt & Lambert in 1968. He became chair and CEO of Pratt & Lambert in 1971, until the companys acquisition by Sherwin-Williams in 1986. In 1987, he was president of the Nova Club, an international consortium of leading coatings producers. He served as a director of numerous professional and civic organizations, and was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as regional adviser to the Small Business Administration. In 1981 he received the Man of the Year award from the Buffalo-Niagara chapter of the Association of Sales and Marketing Executives. And in 1986 Canisius College named him Business Executive of the Year.
Sallie Sloan Teaf PT51, Wayne, Pa., Nov. 10.
1952 | John J. Brennan L52, Strafford, Pa., a retired partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Barnes, Dechert, Price, Myers & Rhoads (now Dechert); May 1. He clerked for Judge Gerald Flood in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia before joining Dechert in 1953. He became a partner in 1961 and retired in 1993. His clients included the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association. He wrote the Pennsylvania Banking Code of 1965 and was involved with the merger between Girard Trust Bank and Mellon Bank in 1983. He edited the annual survey of banking law for the periodical Business Lawyer and served as counsel for the Friends Neighborhood Guild, which provides services for low-income Philadelphians. And he was a member of the citys Board of Health and Welfare Council.
Dr. Mildred Harlow Downing CW52 Gr74, Philadelphia, April 24.
Joseph F. Ford WG52, Newtown Square, Pa., emeritus professor of accounting at Drexel University; March 23. He joined the Drexel faculty in 1946. He was director of the graduate business program in the 1950s and from 1970 to 1971 served as acting dean of the business college. In 1977 he was appointed associate dean and also received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. In 1987, two years after his retirement, Drexel honored him as an exceptional teacher and innovator with the endowment of the Joseph F. Ford Professorship in Accounting. In 1991, he was awarded a doctorate in pedagogy by Drexel. During World War II he was a tank commander with U.S. Army Gen. George S. Pattons Seventh Armored Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received a Bronze Star for valor.
Ronald Herder FA52, Ossining, N.Y., the retired chief music editor at Dover Publications, Inc.; Dec. 2.
Ann S. Hosterman Ed52, York, Pa., Feb. 19.
J. Bartow McCall C52, Philadelphia, a retired executive in international branches of what is now Wachovia Bank, and a championship rower; March 6. He joined the old First Pennsylvania Bank in 1954, retiring in 1993. At Penn he rowed in a varsity eight crew with Jack Kelly C50. He then rowed competitively all over the world, winning 28 first-place medals, until retiring from rowing two years ago, according to his wife.
Dr. Luis Fidel Mercado G52, Burke, Va., Feb. 20.
Charles H. Pennington WEv52, Marshalls Creek, Pa., Jan. 10.
William W. Sharpe WEv52, Corapolis, Pa., Sept. 1, 2000.
Dr. Wilbur D. Shenk Gr52, Lancaster, Pa., March 13, 2002.
David P. Sher C52 SW54, San Bernardino, Calif., May 6.
Alvin N. Ward WG52, Berwyn, Pa., Feb. 24, 2003.
Bonnie Hildreth Willard PT52, Denver, a physical therapist at the University of Colorado Hospital for 23 years; March 19. She was active in the pet-prescription program at the Denver Childrens Hospital.
Dr. Thomas P. Williams D52, Kingston, Pa., a retired dentist; Aug. 13, 2003.
William J. Willis WEv52 CGS70, Sparta, N.J., Feb. 26, 2003.
Dr. Horace F. Dantro Gr53, Hightstown, N.J., Feb. 9, 2002. He had worked for N1 Industries, Inc.
Ethel Keller Erickson G53, Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 10, 2002.
Edward A. Horowitz G53, Hamden, Conn., Feb. 25, 2003.
Marjorie C. Moore PT53, Rockville, Md., Sept. 22, 2003.
Wilfred J. Smith L53, Wilmington, Del., a retired attorney; March 11.
Frederick De Witt Brown GEE54, Paoli, Pa., the retired senior vice president of corporate marketing at Day & Zimmerman, an engineering firm; May 20. He was with Day & Zimmerman for 19 years. Active in community service, he volunteered as a Big Brother, served as a senior mentor at Malvern Preparatory School, and worked with the Special Olympics. He served on several boards, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Franklin Institute, and the Electrical Association of Philadelphia. In 1987 he helped organize Philadelphias We the People observance, which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. He was treasurer of the Senior Golf Association of Philadelphia. And he was recently honored by the Engineers Club of Philadelphia for 50 years of service.
Alfred L. Clarke W54, Harpswell, Maine, April 4.
Fred R. Davis WG54, Harrisburg, Pa., July 25, 2003.
Irving V. Degler WEv54, Bridgeport, W.Va., July 12, 2001.
Marilyn Starin Dillione Nu54, Trenton, N.J., Jan. 13.
Dr. Henry J. Fox GM54, Bridgeport, Conn., a retired physician; April 13, 1999.
Ramon F. Getzov W54, Lutherville, Md., March 28. He served on his Classs 50th Reunion planning committee.
Dr. Lewis W. Gumerman C54 M60, Pittsburgh, a retired physician; May 5.
Dr. Walter Hesberg WG54, Cologne, Dec. 12, 2002.
Karl G. Hey W54, Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2003.
Dr. Emerson E. Hoppes GM54, Minneapolis, May 3, 2002.
Harry S. Jordan WEv54, Hopewell, N.J., July 24, 2002.
Arthur E. Killian G54, Montreat, N.C., Jan. 15, 2003.
Robert C. Reiss W54, Chatham, N.J., Jan. 31, 2004.
1955 | Barbara S. Baxter CW55, Huntingdon, Pa., an attorney and former college administrator; Dec. 23. At Penn she was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, and received the Delta Delta Delta award for outstanding service to the University. From 1957 to 1959 she was assistant coordinator of student activities at Southern Illinois University. She served as dean of women at Dickinson College from 1959 to 1967. She then worked for Cumberland County, Pa., in the probation office, childrens services, and domestic relations until beginning to practice law at the Huntingdon firm that is now Baxter and Kipphan in 1984. In 1994 she became the first woman president of the Huntingdon County Bar Association. She had served on the advisory council of Head Start and was a former president and current board member at Huntingdon House. And she had been a trustee of Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. Her husband is Dr. Craig Baxter II W51 G54 Gr67.
Dr. Robert Berman GD55, Wilkes Barre, Pa., a retired dentist; Sept. 17, 2003.
Patricia Brechemin NTS55, Media, Pa., May 23, 2001.
Marilyn F. Breitman CW55, Livingston, N.J., Nov. 4, 2000.
Mary H.S. Danforth SW55, Leicester, N.C., Feb. 27, 2001.
Margaret Zimmer Davis Nu55, Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 27.
Alvin J. Gutt EE55, Harleysville, Pa., a retired electrical engineer; Feb. 28. He began his career at General Electric, where he worked on defense projects. From 1963 to 1969 he helped develop space photography technology for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. After returning to GE, he also worked at the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia and the Naval Air Defense Center in Willow Grove, Pa., until his retirement in the 1990s. One of his sons is Matthew M. Gutt W88.
Keery McAmbley WG55, Warren, Pa., Dec. 10.
S. George McKeown W55, Ocean Pines, Md., Dec. 30.
Aaron J. Palmer SW55, Lewes, Del., Feb. 7.
Dr. Donald M. Qualls GM55, Malvern, Pa., a retired physician; Feb. 5.
Margot J. Tully CW55, Bedminster, N.J., April 25.
Ann R. Yurkovic CW55, Elizabethtown, Pa., Aug. 21, 2002. She had worked for American Home Products.
1956 | Ethel M. Bittle Nu56, Lansdale, Pa., the retired assistant director of the nursing school at Abington Memorial Hospital; April 15. She began her 42-year career at Abington as a pediatric nurse. She later became head nurse, taught pediatrics and obstetrics to student nurses, organized maternity and child-care programs. She was acting director at the time of her retirement in 1975. After retiring, she worked as a volunteer at the information desk and in the gift shop at North Penn Hospital for many years.
Robert M. Daskal W56, Chicago, the president of Robert Daskal Group, a firm that manufacturers hand-painted ties, scarves, and accessories throughout the U.S. and internationally; Sept. 3, 2003. The ties he created are worn by famous athletes, celebrities, and entertainers. In the early 1990s he was honored by the Apparel Industry Board of Chicago. Earlier, he had worked for Perfection Gear, a family-owned manufacturing business, and for a wholesale health and beauty supply distributor also owned by other members of his family. At Penn he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Lee W. Disharoon ChE56, Brentwood, Calif., Oct. 31, 2003.
Joseph A. Falls WEv56, Glenolden, Pa., March 30, 2003.
Russell W. Martin Jr. W56, Princeton, N.J., a retired attorney; May 5, 2002.
Louisa Gibson Martineau Nu56, Pasadena, Calif., April 27.
Theodore T. Novak W56, Kings Park, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2000. He had worked for Swissre Advisors, Inc.
Dr. Stephen F. Percival Jr. C56, Westerville, Ohio, May 22, 2003.
Dr. Russell F. Weigley Gr56, Philadelphia, the retired Distinguished University Professor of History at Temple University; March 3. He joined the faculty at Temple as an associate professor of history in 1962, became a full professor in 1966, and was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1985. Known for his dramatic, storytelling style of teaching, he enjoyed ending a class by describing the peak moment of a battleso that students would have to return for the conclusion. He wrote 10 books, including The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy and A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865, which was awarded the Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College in 2001. Another work, Eisenhowers Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-1945, was lauded by The New York Times and nominated for an American Book Award in history in 1982. In 1992 Dr. Weigley received the distinguished book award of the Society for Military History for his The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. Dr. Richard Immerman, chair of history at Temple, said, Professor Weigley is by consensus the most distinguished military historian in the United States, and arguably throughout the world. He was a former president of the Pennsylvania Historical Society and the American Military Institute, which awarded him its Samuel Eliot Morison Prize in 1989. Following his retirement from Temple in 1998, Dr. Weigley served as the only historian on the panel that selected the design of the World War II Memorial in Washington. He was also on the committee that will choose a design for a memorial in Normandy, commemorating the D-Day invasion. He wrote dozens of papers, book reviews, articles in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and a non-military history that became a bestseller, Philadelphia: A 300-Year History.
G. Stanley Bell ChE57, Woodland Hills, Calif., Jan. 29.
Didrik S.C. Bent WG57, Peekskill, N.Y., May 11, 2002.
Robert H. Blair WEv57, Campton, N.H., July 31, 2003.
Donald F. Blumberg EE57 WG58, Dresher, Pa., the founder of D.F. Blumberg & Associates; May 29. He worked as a management consultant for several firms before founding his own company in 1969. He was the author of three professional books, and he served as an expert witness in legal cases involving the development of third-party service providers and help desks for electronic equipment and computers. The firm, now headed by his son, provides service strategies to high-tech firms including Verizon, General Electric, IBM, and Kodak. His daughter-in-law is Beth Fryer Blumberg EAS88.
Dr. Tung C. Chen GrE57, Sharon, Mass., June 17, 2003.
Michael W. Conger C57, New Vernon, N.J., a Wall Street municipal bond trader for many years; Feb. 5. He had served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years.
Carol Ann Frazier NTS57, Florida, N.Y., May 15, 2003.
Dr. Hilda Milliard Goodwin GrS57, West Chester, Pa., May 2, 2002.
Dr. John A. Grant M57, Chestertown, Md., a retired physician; April 12.
Stephen M. Peck W57, Scarsdale, N.Y., a retired stockbroker and financial manager; March 30. Having received his seat on the New York Stock Exchange from his father, he worked as a specialist trader for several years, until 1970, when he became one of the lead partners at Weiss, Peck & Greer, an investment-management firm. Later, he left to form his own financial management company, SMP Associates. He also served as a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, starting in 1969. Having worked as a counselor at a summer camp for underprivileged youths that his family supported, he later became a member of the camps board. By the late 1960s he was involved in the United Jewish Appeal and other Jewish charities, and for many years he sat on the board of the Associated YMYWHAs of Greater New York. He also led fundraising missions to Israel on behalf of the UJA. From 1985 to 1991, he was chair of the trustees at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, which had just admitted women to rabbinical school, following a 10-year debate. Feelings were frayed and hurt. He did a masterful job at keeping the institution whole and moving forward. He was a bridge builder, said Ismar Schorsch, the current chancellor. He served on the board of Mount Sinai Medical Center for 25 years and as chair from 1996 to 2001. And he was a member of the board of overseers of the Wharton School. He also served on the boards of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the Grand Union Company, and Greyhound Bus Lines, where he represented the creditors from 1995 until the company was sold in 1999. His son is Bradford R. Peck W84.
Madeline M. Thomas NTS57, Margate, N.J., Aug. 5, 2002.
Dr. Rudolph T. Depersia GM58, Haddonfield, N.J., a retired physician; Oct. 4, 2003.
Eugene F. Frederick W58, Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 2002.
Dr. Jack W. Herring Gr58, Waco, Tex., July 30, 1999. He had taught English at Baylor University.
Barbara Luhks NTS58, Lawrenceville, N.J., July 23, 2001.
Nancy E. Rosa CW58 G61, Lansdowne, Pa., March 4.
Dr. George E. Seddon D58, Meriden, Conn., a retired dentist; Jan. 27.
Lawrence W. Cook ME59, Pennington, N.J., April 23, 1999. His wife is Suzanne Rogers Cook Ed59.
Capt. M. Dargan III WG59, Jacksonville, Fla., April 17.
Carolyn F. Frenck CGS59, North Cape May, N.J., Dec. 11.
Harris H. Friedman W59, Lido Beach, N.Y., Feb. 13.
Joel Friedman C59 L62, Media, Pa., a partner in the law office of Friedman and Anderson, March 7.
A. Edward Grashof L59, Chatham, N.J., senior counsel at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, an international law firm on Wall Street; April 1, 2001. He joined the firm in 1959 and was a partner from 1970 to 1999 and then senior counsel. He served as national counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer involved in diethylstilbestrol litigation. One daughter is Amanda Grashof Mott C90; and his brother is Carl H. Grashof C56.
Dr. Philip A. Nicholas GM59, Nashville, Tenn., a retired physician; Jan. 2002.
Dr. Prabhas Saradatta GM59, Bangkok, a retired physician; 2002.
Joel R. Sklaroff EE59 WG61, Vestal, N.Y., Dec. 19.
Dr. Melvin G. Williams C59 G61, Wilbraham, Mass., professor and chair of English at American International College; March 6. He was a faculty member for 43 years, and had written several books and over 500 scholarly articles. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he served as senior interim pastor at churches throughout western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.
David L. Fishman C60 WG76, Belmont, Mass., a management consultant; Feb. 14. He worked as a consultant in media and entertainment practice for Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 18 years, where he was a vice president and director. He then was a principal for EDS Management Consulting and A.T. Kearney Company before starting his own consulting firm, Centre Advisory Services of Belmont. He was a board member of both the former Kendall Arts Center of Belmont and Visionaries, a non-profit program for teaching students to develop documentary films. And he was a founding board member of the alumni association for Arthur D. Little. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Ronald M. Nagler WG60, Baltimore, Dec. 3.
Lance A. Posner W60, Livingston, N.J., an attorney; March 25.
Dr. Richard R. Pyle M60 GM64, Ocala, Fla., a retired professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Jan. 7.
Dr. J. Wayne Streilein M60, Boston, an ophthalmologist and head of the Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School; March 15. Early in his career he held positions at Penn and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, before becoming chair of the department of microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He became president of Schepens in 1993, while also serving as vice chair of the Harvard ophthalmology department. Dr. Paul A. Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute, said that Dr. Streilein rebuilt the [Schepens] institute and made it one of the premier eye-research institutions in the world. Dr. Streileins research helped establish the concept of immune privilege, that the human eye had adapted to protect itself from the immune responses that cause other parts of the body to reject foreign matter. The concept applied in eye-tissue transplants. The work of Wayne Streilein led to the discovery that diseases within the eye are probably unique in their presentation there and, therefore, unique in their terms of treatment, said Dr. Henry J. Kaplan, chair of ophthalmology at the University of Louisville, who had worked with him at the beginning of his research in the 1970s. Dr. Streilein was editor-in-chief of Regional Immunology, and served as a visiting professor at foundations and universities in China, India, and the United States. In 2002 he was made an honorary professor of the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London. And he received a distinguished service award from the American Association of Immunologists in 1993.
Dr. Leonard C. Wood Gr60, Charleston, Ill., March 13.
John S. Kircher ME61, Philadelphia, Pa., a consultant for Aerotek, Inc. in Baltimore; Sept. 5, 1998.
Dr. Earl J. Lightcap Jr. GrD61, Abingdon, Md., Dec. 3.
Judith Carns Longino CW61, Atlanta, May 18, 2000.
Peter G. Mahanna L61, Newark, Del., July 19, 2001.
Margaret M. Maloney Nu61, Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 9.
Dr. Thomas A. Murphy D61, Exton, Pa., a retired dentist; Dec. 5.
Dr. Carl A. von Frankenberg Gr61, Newark, Del., associate professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware; March 1. He joined the faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor and became associate professor in 1969. His research studies involved the mathematical modeling of polymer structures, on which he published nine professional papers. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1978. Dr. John L. Burmeister, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, remembered him as the Ideal Colleague: totally organized, incredibly knowledgeable, forever upbeat, eternally patient, and always smiling. Dr. Frankenberg was a member of the universitys health-sciences advisory committee for over a decade, and served as treasurer of the local chapter of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Edward P. Wilson GM61, Marlton, N.J., a pediatrician and retired associate professor at the school of medicine; April 11. Born in Australia, he came to the U.S. in 1960 as a visiting physician at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. He joined both the Penn Medical School faculty and Childrens Hospital staff in 1964. In 1966 he founded and directed Rebound, a federally funded program that provided health care for children in South Philadelphia, until the 1970s. Nine years later, Dr. Wilson developed the Supportive Child/Adult Network, also known as Stop Child Abuse Now or SCAN, which fights child abuse with a multidisciplinary approach. He didnt think pediatricians or social workers could handle it, said Vivian Drayton, executive director of SCAN. He felt there needed to be a combination of skilled professionals who would go out into the community and not wait for families to come to us. In 1971 Dr. Wilson became chief of pediatrics at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, a position he held until the hospital closed in 1977. He retired from SCAN and Penn in the early 1990s.
Dr. Garrett E. Donnell GM62, Carlisle, Pa., a retired physician; Nov. 21.
Robert A. Foster ChE62, Baldwinsville, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2001. He had worked for Hercules Incorporated.
Dr. Jerome H. Kaufman C62, Moorestown, N.J., a retired physician; May 19.
John D. Martelock WEv62, Springfield, Pa., a regional transportation manager for the U.S. Postal Service for 21 years, until his retirement in 1992; May 25. He worked as the traffic manager at Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia and Sharon Hill, Pa., for 32 years, until the company closed in 1969. He then served as director of transportation for CertainTeed Products in Valley Forge, Pa., before joining the U.S. Postal Service. He was past-president of the Traffic Club of Philadelphia. During World War II he served in the South Pacific and in Japan during the occupation.
Louis R Rizzo Jr. W62, Scotch Plains, N.J., the owner of LRR Sales, Inc.; Dec. 6.
George P. Walther WEv62, Wilmington, Del., April 11. After retiring from the central research and development division of the duPont Co. in 1986, he maintained his own practice as a tax accountant.
Nachama Glick G63, Jerusalem, Aug. 21, 2000.
Sandra Clink Preuss NTS63, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Sept. 30, 2002.
Dr. Nicholas A. Simon GM63, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired physician; Jan. 25.
Dorothy C. Frisch SW64, Philadelphia, May 25, 2003.
Dr. Zenona W. Mally GM64, Bethesda, Md., a retired physician; March 11.
Dr. Spiro N. Mason GEd64, Cortland, Ohio, June 17, 2002.
Anthony P. Pagano C64, Trenton, N.J., Oct. 26, 2001.
Abraham S. Pourian EE64, Spring Valley, Calif., Feb. 13. He had been employed by the city of San Diego.
Charles Rosati SW64, Old Forge, Pa., Oct. 25, 2003.
Edward J. Walendzik EE64, Danbury, Conn., Dec. 10, 2002.
David A. Wallace C64, Liberty Corner, N.J., an attorney; Dec. 14, 2001.
Edward A. Crompton Jr. WEv65, Zephyrhills, Fla., Jan. 11.
Dr. Douglas Irwin D65, Reading, Pa., a retired dentist; Dec. 8.
Dr. Andrew H. Kraft V65, Brownsville, Vt., a veterinarian; April 15. He began his career at the Point Pleasant Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, then joined the animal health division of Merck & Co., Inc., in West Point, Pa., where he oversaw the care of laboratory animals, and coordinated the testing of veterinary products and vaccines. He later joined Mercks international division as a specialist in veterinary products, and traveled extensively from his home base in Athens, Greece. He had also served in Mercks chemical division in Rahway and at the Hubbard Farms subsidiary.
Dr. Alice Griffin Markow Gr65, Wilmington, Del., a retired professor who had taught Victorian literature and English composition at West Chester University for 25 years; Nov. 20. During her tenure she pioneered courses in womens studies.
Dr. Donald K. Turnquist C65, Winter Haven, Fla., a dentist; March 20, 2003. His wife is Kathryn Druce Turnquist CW67.
Dr. Martin E. Schmidt Gr66, Glendale, Wis., professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; May 22.
Dr. Clifford J. Mullen Jr. GM67, Kansas City, Kan., a physician; Dec. 22.
Janet W. Palumbo GEd67, Stamford, Conn., Feb. 22.
Laurie Smullin Russell Nu67, Glyndon, Md., June 14.
Dr. Michael E. Sysler D67, New City, N.Y., a dentist; May 15, 2000.
1968 | Joan Donnell Dodge CW68, Plano, Tex., July 31, 2003.
John E. Haley C68, Philadelphia, Dec. 28. He served as a librarian at various universities.
Edward M. Krieger Jr. W68, Wilmington, Del., April 19. He served as an officer in the U.S.A.F. Strategic Air Command from 1959 to 1964.
Bruce L. Peters W69, Houston, Tex., , Sept. 1998.
Patricia Hummel Wolf W69, Bethlehem, Pa., July 19, 2003.
Kathleen Knudsen NTS70, Cochranville, Pa., Feb. 19, 2000.
Barry N. Thomas WEv70, Edgewater, Fla., former vice president of the old PSFS Bank; Oct. 30, 2003.
Alastair M. Black GCP71, Seattle, April 11.
Dr. Bruce B. Dworkin GEd71 Gr76, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Jan. 27, 2003.
Clara Gray Lidz GNu71, Princeton, N.J., Jan. 14.
Dr. Vincent J. OGrady Gr71 WG84, Phoenixville, Pa., Aug. 28, 2003.
Raymond J. Weimer G71, Burke, Va., Sept. 7, 2000.
Hon. Marc A. Weinberg C71 L75, Phoenixville, Pa., Nov. 10, 2002. He was employed by the Bureau of Workers Compensation in Philadelphia. His wife is Linda Joy Weinberg GNu86.
Capt. Jeffrey K. Benson W72, San Antonio, Tex., July 30, 2002.
Mary A. Edwards SW72, Gwynn Oak, Md., Jan. 30.
Samuel A. Salvi WEv72, Newtown, Pa., March 22, 2000.
Dr. Christopher Scopazzi Gr74, Wilmington, Del., July 29, 2002. He had worked for E.I. du Pont Nemours & Co.
Alan S. Landry WG75, Sarasota, Fla., former president of the 10 Woodland Road Corporation, a cellular-telephone company with operations in Nashville, Tenn.; April 15. After selling the firm in 1999, he became an investor.
Elizabeth M. Moss WG75, Garrison, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2002.
Dr. Elizabeth S. Carlson Nu76 GNu82, Des Plaines, Ill., Nov. 8.
Dr. Michael J. Kareha G76 GD80, Allentown, Pa., a periodontist; Feb. 24.
Dr. Thomas Maciag Gr76, Freeport, Maine, the founder and scientific director of the Center for Molecular Medicine at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and the Presidential Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine; March 8. He began his career as an assistant professor of pathology at Harvard University, after serving as a research fellow in medicine there. He became director of cell biology at the Revlon Biotechnology Research Center in Rockville, Md., in 1983. In 1986 he headed the department of molecular biology at the Jerome H. Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences at the American Red Cross in Rockville, where he built a research group with ties to George Washington University. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Maciag made a major scientific contribution in the field of angiogenesis, the formation of human blood vessels, by discovering fibroblast growth factors. He was the first biologist to grow human endothelial cells in vitro for long periods, work that enabled scientists to study how cells age and to control and stop cell growth. Dr. Maciag moved to Maine in 1997 to establish the Center for Molecular Medicine the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Freeport, of which he later became scientific director. His most recent work focused on the role of the element copper on the re-narrowing or blockage of an artery at the site where treatment such as an angioplasty or stent procedure had taken place. He had published more than 150 articles in his field. His wife is Lorraine Rogers Maciag Nu73.
Roberta Love Scott NTS76, Austin, Tex., March 2, 2001.
1977 | Dr. Francis C. Lazorik GM77, Media, Pa., a dermatologist for 25 years who had served as a clinical associate professor in dermatology at the University; March 13. His practice, Aesthetic Dermatology Associates, had offices at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media and Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, where he also served as co-chief of dermatology. As recent president of the Delaware County Medical Society, he lobbied for lower malpractice-insurance rates.
Fay N. Zachary GNu79, Scottsdale, Ariz., April 23, 2002.
1980 | Dr. Steven L. Schwartz V80, Bethesda, Md., an emergency veterinarian and managing partner of the Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic of Rockville since 1981; Dec. 5. He had chosen to work in the animal-emergency field because he didnt like the come-in-and-clip-your-pets-toenails work, said his brother. He absolutely loved the emergency clinic.
Rita P. Rubin SW82, Sunnyside, N.Y., Nov. 18. She had worked for the Jewish Child Care Association in New York.
Helaine J. Vincent WEv82, Philadelphia, Feb. 19, 2003. She had worked for the citys recreation department.
Kirsten C. Shanks C90, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Oct. 21, 2003. She spent her working life teaching English as a second language, most recently in a pre-employment program run by the International Institute of Boston. She was an avid knitter and gardener. Her husband is Brendan M. Halpin C90, and their daughter is Rowen Shanks Halpin. Brendan wrote a memoir about having a spouse with breast cancer, It Takes a Worried Man (Villard, 2002). (See Profiles, May/June 2002.)
Dr. Hayley S. Thomas G97 Gr02, Fresh Meadows, N.Y., a folklorist who served as assistant dean at Bryn Mawr College since 2000; March 19. She taught seminars on oral and written narrative tradition there. Since 2003 she had directed the institutional-diversity office and had developed programs for the colleges multicultural center. Dr. Thomas was a volunteer for Manna, which provides nutritional support to people living with AIDS/HIV. Hayley seemed so clearly meant to become a leader in higher education, said Nancy Vickers, president of Bryn Mawr College. She was admired for her sense of humor, sharp intellect, and the direct honesty of her conversation.
2000 | Frederick A. Canning W00, Youngstown, Ohio, an analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York from 2000 to 2002; May 11. At Penn he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the Campus Crusade for Christ. He published a book, Where Theres a Will Theres a Website: My Three-Year Journey with Cancer, a compilation of his weekly website updates detailing his experiences of living with cancer. In March 2003 a fundraiser was held for the establishment of the Art Canning Foundation to assist children with cancer.
Dr. Earl S. Barker. See Class of 1945.
Dr. C. West Churchman. See Class of 1935.
Dr. William H. Davenport, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of anthropology and curator emeritus of the Pacific section of the University Museum; March 12. Before coming to Penn, he served with the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine throughout the Pacific from 1940 to 1945. After the war, he was an adviser in Shanghai to the Chinese merchant marine and operated a shipping enterprise and photography business in China. In 1963 he joined the anthropology department and the Museum, where he designed the Pacific gallery and later became a curator. He retired in 1992. Dr. Davenport held visiting professorships at Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Hawaii, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavior Sciences in Palo Alto, Calif. (1971-72). He served on the council for the Smithsonian Institution from 1976 to 1984 and was an associate at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, from 1953 to 1960 and 1980 to 2004. He was advisor to the Ford Foundation in Malaysia in 1974. Dr. Davenport was the author of four books and monographs and 60 articles on topics including social organization and archaeology, Hawaiian history, primitive navigation, linguistics, and religion and ritual.
Dr. Isik Inselbag, Ardmore, Pa., a longtime faculty member and administrator at the Wharton School; March 12. A native of Istanbul, he served on the faculty of SUNY Binghamton and Columbia University, and was a professor and dean of students at Bogazici University in Istanbul before coming to Penn. He joined Wharton in 1982 as a member of the finance faculty. He was director of the executive MBA program, 1987-91, and vice-dean and director of the graduate division, 1992-95. Since 1995, he returned to teaching and research as a senior fellow of the Financial Institutions Center and was academic course director and student adviser for the finance department. An expert in corporate finance and financial management, Dr. Inselbag was a consultant to a number of corporations and institutions worldwide. He was also a founding trustee of Sabanci University in Istanbul, one of the most prominent private universities in Turkey. Dr. Patrick T. Harker CE81 GCE81 Gr83, dean of the Wharton School and the Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, said, Isik was instrumental in the design and launch of pioneering curriculum reforms in the MBA program during the 1990s. Yet he will be best remembered as a dedicated faculty colleague, a mentor to fellow administrators, and a tireless advocate for and caring teacher of thousands of Wharton students. Wharton has instituted a scholarship in his name, to be given to a first-year MBA student who is outstanding in leadership, teamwork, scholarship, and service.
Dr. Francis C. Lazorik. See Class of 1977.
Dr. E. Wayne Marshall. See Class of 1939.
Dr. Roy Middleton, Media, Pa., professor emeritus of physics and astronomy; June 23. A native of England, he joined the faculty in 1963 as a visiting professor, became a professor of physics in 1965, and professor emeritus in 1996. In 1969 he received the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was awarded the Bonner Prize for outstanding research in nuclear physics in 1979.
Dr. Katharine Evans Goddard Rhoads. See Class of 1943.
Dr. J. Wayne Streilein. See Class of 1960.
Dr. Peter W. Topping. See Class of 1942.
Dr. Karl von Vorys, Philadelphia, a professor of political science who taught at the University for over four decades; April 1. Before coming to Penn, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. In 1961 he became a Fulbright lecturer in international relations at the University of Dacca, then in Pakistan, an experience that shaped his perspective on the close relationship between international and domestic politics. His relationship with the president and other leaders of Pakistan focused his interest on political development and the problems that foreign aid and contracts can create. He returned to the U.S. and joined the Center of International Studies at Princeton. Dr. von Vorys became assistant professor of political science at Penn in 1963, was promoted to associate professor in 1966, and in 1967 accepted a position as senior adviser to the Ford Foundation in Malaysia for two years. His first major book, Political Development in Pakistan, was published in 1965. He returned to Penn in 1969 and became professor of political science in 1976. He initiated the Poverty Seminar at the University that brought together political scientists with senior political decision-makers from third World countries, believing that there could be no viable secular democratic development in a political system with extensive and persistent poverty, according to his colleague, Dr. Henry Teune. Dr. von Vorys also developed an annual seminar designed to re-engage undergraduates who had withdrawn from political life after Vietnam and Watergate, bringing in guest speakers such as presidents Nixon, Ford, and George H. W. Bush; senators Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, and William E. Brock; and press secretaries, journalists, and military leaders. Dr. von Vorys was determined to re-engage the young by bringing together the perspectives of academics and decision-makers in the classroom, said Dr. Teune. Dr. von Vorys sons are Eric J. von Vorys C81 and Colin M. von Vorys C92.
Dr. Edward P. Wilson. See Class of 1961.
Dr. Martin Wolf, Princeton, N.J., professor emeritus of electrical and systems engineering, May 20. A native of Germany, he came to the U.S. in 1952 as a project engineer for Admiral Corporation in Chicago. During the 1960s he was a general manager at Heliotek in Sylmar, Calif., a producer of solar cells, where he worked with NASA to use solar cells on satellites. He continued to develop solar-cell technology for space applications at RCAs astro-electronics division in Princeton for five years before joining the Penn faculty in the 1970s. In addition to teaching, Dr. Wolf helped found Penns Center for Energy Management and Power, and he researched the use of solar-energy systems as practical alternative-energy sources. After retiring in 1988 he taught part-time until 1993. He also served as an adviser to students competing in the Sunrayce, a competition of solar-powered vehicles from Florida to Michigan. One of his sons, Thomas G. Wolf EE76 G76, said that his parents would ensure that the students, who often stayed up all night to work on their cars, ate breakfast. The couple would then follow them in the family station wagon, which was loaded with spare parts. Another son is Michael A. Wolf EE79 GEE80. One daughter is Margaret Wolf Babinowich CW75 WG79 and her husband is Dr. Fredrick P. Babinowich C75 D79.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette