Dr. Margaret W. Herr Ed’27 Gr’37, Wayne, Pa., March 18. She was 104 years old at her death.
Harry Much C’28 L’31, Allentown, Pa., Dec. 31.
Anna C. Stewart Smythe NTS’30, Freehold, N.J., former head nurse and director of activities at the John L. Montgomery Medical Home; April 19. She was 100 years old.
Dr. Joseph J. Kline C’34 GM’46, Trenton, N.J., retired medical director of the children’s unit at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital; March 31.
William H. Feldman W’36, Lansdale, Pa., a retired investment broker and vice president of W.H. Newbold & Sons in Doylestown; April 26. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe.
Lucien A. LeJambre V’36, Bordentown, N.J., a retired wine representative; June 29, 2006. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe and Africa.
Robert S. Margolis W’36, Dayton, Ohio, retired president and CEO emeritus of GZK, Inc., Restaurant Systems; April 13. During World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.
Edward R. Stern W’36, Fargo, N.D., retired owner of the Straus Clothing store, a family business; April 18. During World War II he served with the 385th Bomb Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Britain.
Nathaniel Budin C’37 L’40, Media, Pa., an attorney who had maintained a practice for over 60 years; Aug. 12, 2008.
Ida Golden Dubins CW’37, Bloomfield, Conn., a retired professor of social work at the University of Connecticut; March 5.
Louise Humbrecht Edmiston Ed’37, Madison, Conn., a children’s advocate; April 8. Her husband, Robert M. Edmiston W’40, died in 2006. The Edmiston Family Endowed Scholarship has been established at the University.
Helen Ivy Gresset CW’37, Mendocino, Calif., a retired social worker; June 10, 2008.
Ernest F. Ritter L’37, Allentown, Pa., a retired attorney who founded the law firm Ritter & Ritter in Emmaus; March 14. During World War II he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea.
George A. Brakeley Jr. C’38, Pound Ridge, N.Y., a retired philanthropic fundraising consultant who worked for what is now Brakeley Briscoe, Inc.; May 1. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in China and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Robert J. Benedict D’39, Norwich, N.Y., Nov. 5.
Regina Edelman Bricklin Ed’39 GEd’40, Merion, Pa., Jan. 25.
Miriam Casey Brimfield Ed’39, York, Pa., a former elementary school teacher in Milford, Del; March 29. In 1963 she marched with a group of Freedom Riders and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington.
Dr. Carl K. Friedland M’39 GM’43, Winston-Salem, N.C., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in internal medicine in Dover, N.J., for 23 years and was former chair of the pulmonary medicine division of Dover General Hospital; March 6. At Penn he earned the Spencer Morris Prize for Excellence.
Ephraim Goldberg W’39, Elizabeth, N.J., former president of the Elizabeth Lumber Co., a family business; March 28. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the mid-Pacific.
Donald H. King W’39, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the retired regional treasury manager of Shell Oil Company; Feb. 24. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Dr. John P. Scully M’39 GM’43, Douglassville, Pa., a retired dermatologist and former chief of dermatology at St. Joseph Hospital in Reading; April 5. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
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Dr. Robert E. Booth C’40 M’43 GM’45, Gladwyne, Pa., first chair of the radiology department at what is now Underwood-Memorial Hospital, which he served for more than 30 years; March 11. At Penn he, along with the late E. Digby Baltzell W’39 Hon’89, was captain of the varsity squash team. He served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, 1946-48. His wife, Elisabeth Collinson Booth Ed’43, died last year. His son is Dr. Robert E. Booth Jr. M’71 GM’77.
Elizabeth Penn Custer CW’40 G’42, Ventnor City, N.J., a retired teacher who had taught at Penn Hall in Chambersburg, Pa., and at Shippensburg University; Feb. 21.
Arthur S. Kelsey W’40 L’48, Mansfield, Mass., a retired attorney who maintained a practice with his brother in Trenton, N.J., for over 40 years; April 28. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and again in the Korean War.
Alan W. Livingston W’40, Beverly Hills, Calif., music executive who created Bozo the Clown and signed the Beatles to Capitol Records; March 13. While working on children’s albums at Capitol, he came up with the Bozo character for a 1946 record. After moving into executive positions at Capitol in the 1950s he signed Frank Sinatra, then in a career slump, and introduced the singer to arranger Nelson Riddle. He left the record industry to work in television, producing the western series Bonanza. After returning to Capitol as president in the 1960s, he signed the Beatles to a single, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” in 1964, and brought the group to America to promote it after Capitol had rejected their initial hits as inappropriate for the U.S. market. His brother, Jay Livingston C’37, part of a songwriting duo with the late Ray Evans W’36, died in 2001. (See “Obituaries,” March/April 2002). His daughter is Laura Livingston Gibson CW’73 and two of his grandchildren are Katherine L. Gibson C’05 W’05 and Jenna J. Gibson C’07.
James P. Ogden W’40, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired manager for Sears Roebuck & Co., in the northeast; March 21. At Penn he played trumpet in the band and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. During World War II he served as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Harold E. Schaden V’40, Frederick, Md., a retired veterinarian; April 6. At Penn he was his class representative.
V. Leroy Skillman Jr. W’40, Hillsborough, N.J., a retired general partner in W. Everett Errickson’s Fire and Casualty Insurance Agency; April 5. At Penn he was a violinist in the symphony orchestra, a junior varsity wrestler, and vice president and chaplain of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Jack E. Cole M’41, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired physician and former preceptor at Temple University Medical School; Jan. 29, 2008. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart and Combat Medical Badge.
David C. Melnicoff C’41 G’50, Philadelphia, a former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank and a retired vice president of PSFS; Feb. 12. He was a longtime member and former president of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, which distributes grants to cultural and community organizations in Philadelphia. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mary Jane Mason Fisher G’42, Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 2. During World War II she served as an officer in the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1943-46.
Carter F. Neuhaus WEv’42 W’47, Fayetteville, N.Y., retired manager of contract practices and estimating at General Electric Corp.; April 23. During World War II, as a first lieutenant with U.S. Army Air Corps, he piloted bombing missions out of Italy.
Dr. John P. Powelson WG’42, Boulder, Colo., emeritus professor of economics at the University of Colorado; Jan. 1.
Edward F. Ulmann ME’42, Honey Brook, Pa., a retired engineer who had worked for NASA, General Electric Corp., and the Department of the Navy; April 17.
Dr. Charles F. Whitten C’42 GM’54, Detroit, distinguished professor of pediatrics emeritus and associate dean for special programs at Wayne State University School of Medicine; Aug. 14, 2008. A former chief of pediatrics at Detroit Receiving Hospital, he was the first African American physician to head a department in a Detroit hospital.
Elinor Stiller Feldman CW’43, Trumbull, Conn., an English teacher in the Ocean Township, N.J., school system for 30 years; March 17. In 1990 she received the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award.
Thelma C. Harding Ed’43, Lancaster, Pa., a retired associate professor and director of nursing at Hagerstown, Maryland Junior College, where she started a two-year associate nursing degree program; April 22.
Barry B. Isaacs W’43, Orange, Conn., retired president of Barrie Ltd. Booters, a family-operated shoe business begun by his father; Jan. 30. During World War II he served in both the U.S. Naval Air Corps and the U.S. Army.
Robert F. Latimer W’43, Abington, Pa., a retired insurance agent for Kindt, Kaye & Wentz; March 29. In his senior year at Penn he played on the baseball team that won the Ivy League championship. He led the team in stolen bases that year. During World War II he served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific.
Louis E. Leopold W’43, Hollidaysburg, Pa., Jan. 6. A former partner in a real estate and insurance brokerage, who had taught at Penn State University’s Altoona campus. During World War II he served as a communications officer with the U.S. Mediterranean Amphibious Forces.
John C. Lugrin W’43, Brooklyn, N.Y., a retired financial secretary; Sept. 16, 2005. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
John F. McKinney Jr. G’43, Rossford, Ohio, a retired manager of Sunoco Corp. in Toledo; Feb. 11.
Mae Blank Richard Ed’43, New York, a lyricist whose work includes songs for the television programs Sesame Street, Punchinello, and Unicorn Tales, as well as the play Tallulah; March 4.
Dr. Carroll E. Wood Jr. G’43, Boston, emeritus professor at Harvard University and emeritus curator at the Arnold Arboretum; March 15. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, 695th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.
Esther Benedict Bahoff CW’44, Cheltenham, Pa., Sept. 27, 2008.
George L. Davis Jr. W’44, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a retired brokerage manager for W.F. Hutton & Co.; March 5. At Penn he was a member of the Kite and Key honor society and president of his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa. He also played on the baseball, basketball, and soccer teams. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Manuel Handel C’44 GEd’50, Philadelphia, March 5.
Dr. Dayton T. Kieswetter M’44, Santa Barbara, Calif., former president of the medical staff at the Hospital Center at Orange; Jan. 4. He had served in the U.S. Army.
Elliott E. Lewis W’44, Hanover, N.Y., a financial consultant and former owner of Fischer and Company in New York; March 15.
Seymour D. Singer W’44, Miami, retired owner and operator of Singer, Sobel & Hunter, a financial practice; March 12. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe.
James P. Hopkinson C’45, Gladwyne, Pa., retired vice president and treasurer at the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia; March 28. He was a descendent of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His nephews are Francis Hopkinson Jr. C’65 and Mark Hopkinson C’69.
Esta Cook Maril PSW’45, Baltimore, a retired psychiatric social work consultant at Forest Park High School; April 17.
Marea A. Buehring Moynihan DH’45, Freehold, N.J., Feb. 28.
Winifred McDowell Ray Ed’45, Atkinson, N.H., a retired teacher at the former Murphy School in North Reading, Mass.; March 10.
Louis J. Camarra WG’46, Worcester, Mass., retired vice president of the International Division for the Norton Company; March 14. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in Europe and the Pacific.
Dr. Charles E. Hillyer D’46, Sarasota, Fla., a retired dentist who maintained a practice in New York City for 40 years; Sept. 11, 2008. During the Korean War he served as a dentist in the U.S. Navy.
Sidney M. DeAngelis W’47, Laguna Beach, Calif., a retired attorney; March 22. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Bancroft D. Haviland C’47 L’49, Kennett Square, Pa., a retired partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis; April 13. He had taught law at Penn as a Gowen Fellow. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Norman U. Jones WEF’47, Elizabethtown, Pa., a retired auditor for the federal government; April 9.
James J. Leonard Sr. W’47, Burlington, N.C., a retired industrial engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense; Feb. 7. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Edward E. Long Jr. W’47, Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jan. 9. During World War II he served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific.
Inga Rest Pickering CW’47, Medford, N.J., a self-employed artist who also worked for Girard College in Philadelphia; March 22.
Evan R. Rosser Jr. W’47, Williamsport, Pa., March 18. He worked for the family investment business, Evan R. Rosser & Co.
James F. Spencer W’47, Syracuse, N.Y., retired president of Sun Brokerage Company; April 6.
J. Eric Crooks WEv’48, Lancaster, Pa., a retired banker for Fidelity Bank; Jan. 13.
Thomas A. Eadon Jr. W’48, Red Bank, N.J., a retired regional sales manager for James River Graphics, a paper-manufacturing company in New York; April 7. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
Francis E. Hurley W’48, Media, Pa., retired vice president of the ferro-alloys division of Newmont Mining Company; April 29. At Penn he was a member of the soccer team. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Matthew R. Kornreich W’48, Palm Beach, Fla., co-chair of S. Kornreich & Sons, an insurance brokerage; April 15.
Harold R. Krause C’48, Aurora, Ohio; March.
Harold Levick W’48, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired businessman and CPA; Feb. 28. During the Korean War he served with the U.S. Army in Okinawa. He was a devoted and enthusiastic supporter of the University. One of his daughters is Sandra K. Levick CW’75.
Dorothy E. Markert GEd’48, Newark, Del., a retired mathematics teacher and the first guidance counselor at Newark High School; April 25. During World War II she served with the U.S. Women’s Army Corps in Europe.
John W. Mitchell C’48, Upper Marlboro, Md., April 14.
William G. Nagel PSW’48, Boulder, Colo., a prison reformer and retired president of the American Foundation (now the Bok Tower Gardens Foundation) in Philadelphia; March 30. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.
John D. Sacksteder Ar’48 GAr’49, State College, Pa., a retired architect; May 1. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. John A. Bailey WG’49 Gr’66, Mendham, N.J., retired head of a transportation-consulting firm; April 1. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army in the Pacific.
Gloria Eiche Campbell CW’49, Orwigsburg, Pa., Feb. 26.
Robert F. Clement WEv’49, Sun City Center, Fla., retired president of Concord Agency, Inc., an insurance agency in Wilmington, Del.; April 6. During World War II he served with the 32nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in the Pacific.
Edward M. Deasy WG’49, Tampa, Fla., April 29.
Lee F. Driscoll Jr. C’49 L’53, Ambler, Pa., retired vice chair of what is now Aramark; March 28. He was also active in the Democratic Party. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe, earning a Bronze Star. While in law school at Penn, he returned to military service during the Korean War. His extensive Penn family includes a son, Lee F. Driscoll C’84; a daughter, Dr. Phoebe Driscoll Fisher M’92 GM’96; two brothers, Edward C. Driscoll C’51 and Thomas H. Driscoll C’54; and nephews David B. Driscoll WG’80 and Dr. Edward D. Driscoll Jr. C’74, who is married to Susan Learned-Driscoll CW’74.
Frederick S. Frantz Jr. G’49, Annville, Pa., a retired nuclear physicist for Westinghouse Corp. in Pittsburgh; Jan. 24. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mordecai Gerson C’49, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired financial adviser and former owner of a John Hancock Insurance Agency; April 24. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
James A. Hemstreet L’49, Easton, Pa., a retired attorney and county commissioner; April 5. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving in Europe and the Pacific.
Maj. Gen. Frederick H. Miller WG’49, San Antonio, retired commander of the Middletown Air Material Area at Olmstead Air Force Base in Pennsylvania; Jan. 26, 2007. For his service in Europe during World War II he earned a second Legion of Merit.
Wilson H. Oldhouser W’49 L’52, York, Pa., a retired attorney who was a regionally recognized expert in black lung disease claimants; April 26. As a P-38 fighter pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he commanded 60 combat missions over Italy and North Africa, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and other honors.
Marsom B. Pratt WG’49, Boston, retired executive vice president and head of municipal finance at Adams Harkness & Hill; March 17.
Donald B. Ratcliffe Ar’49, Baltimore, an architect and founder of Donald B. Ratcliffe, A.I.A. Associates, Inc., an architectural firm; March 17. He had served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps.
Mark Saville WG’49, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired advertising executive with Philadelphia Gear and the Berman Leasing Company; March 8. An antiques dealer for 40 years, he was a nationally known expert in Chinese Export porcelain. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Robert Shaw C’49 M’53, Bolinas, Calif., a retired family psychiatrist and former director of family and children’s mental-health services in Berkeley; March 26. He wrote the controversial parenting book The Epidemic (2004).
Howard I. Sinnamon ChE’49, Jenkintown, Pa., a chemical engineer who was retired from the Eastern Regional Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; March 10. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe.
Lenore Brady Strigari Ed’49, Philadelphia, retired director of the American Society of Cytology; May 4. One of her daughters is Victoria Strigari Dawson CW’74.
William C. Wolff WG’49, North Falmouth, Mass., retired vice president and general counsel for the avionics division of ITT in Nutley, N.J.; March 14. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
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Dr. Frederic H. Bathke V’50, Hayward, Wis., a retired veterinarian who established the Rochester Pet Hospital in Minnesota; April 23. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
John S. Buckley WG’50, Scarborough, Maine, former managing director of First Boston Corp.; Feb. 8. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Edward A. Dougal WG’50, Indian Orchard, Mass., an accountant and comptroller who had worked for the U.S. Postal Service; March 9. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Harold J. Franz G’50, Aiken, S.C., a retired teacher at the University of South Carolina; Jan. 21.
John E. Hammel WG’50, Norwalk, Conn., retired vice president of investor relations at what is now GTE; March 12. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines.
Rev. Frederick V. Kettle C’50, Blue Bell, Pa., Jan. 31.
Charles F. Kline WG’50, Midland, Mich., a retired industrial manager for the Dow Chemical Company; March 21. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Rebecca V. Myers SW’50, Bridgewater, Va., retired chief of social work services at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Veterans Administration Hospital; April 7.
Marguerite C. Piper WEV’50, Morehead City, N.C., April 24.
Frederick D. Poisson Sr. WG’50, Wadesboro, N.C., an attorney at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, a family law firm; March 11.
George E. Robinette C’50, Bryn Mawr, Pa., chair of his family’s firm, the Chartered Investment Company; March 18. At Penn he was a member of the Penn Players. He was affiliated with the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry for more than 50 years and served on active duty, 1950-52.
James P. Seitz EE’50, Singer Island, Fla., retired board chair of the old Nothelfer Winding Laboratories; April 22. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Richard H. Shaw W’50, Dallas, retired chief executive officer of Anterra Realty Corp.; Oct. 9, 2008. He had served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Mervin J. Shuman WG’50, Warren, Pa., retired director of community affairs at the New York City headquarters of RCA; March 20. During World War II he was a U.S. Navy ensign stationed in the South Pacific.
William H. Sullivan L’50, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired investment adviser and founder of Sullivan Investments; April 6. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Stuart B. Andrews L’51, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired vice president in the National Department of First Pennsylvania Bank; Jan. 24. During World War II he served with the 450th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe.
George T. Gaston II W’51, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., retired owner of George M. Gaston, Inc., a family-owned corrugated box business; Jan. 12, 2009. During World War II the company was an integral part of the war effort, providing materials for shipping medical supplies, weapons, food, and uniforms.
Rev. Ira D. Hudgins G’51, Franklin, Va., retired pastor of the Franklin Baptist Church, which he had served for 32 years; April 28. During World War II he was a chaplain in the U.S. Army, serving in the Philippines, and later in occupied Japan.
Dr. Edward S. Israel C’51, Holbrook, N.Y., retired chief of psychiatry for the Riverhead Clinic in New York; Jan. 26. He had served with the U.S. Air Force in France.
David E. Johnson W’51 L’54, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Dec. 20.
Franklin T. Reese Jr. Ar’51, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a retired Philadelphia architect who specialized in schools and hospitals; April 12. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Donald M. Allen Jr. L’52, Newtown Square, Pa., May 14, 2007.
Dr. Henry W. Allison GM’52, Stow, Ohio, a retired physician who was former chief of internal medicine and former chief of staff at Akron City Hospital; Sept. 2, 2008. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Europe, for which he received a Bronze Star.
Frank V. Snyder WEv’52, Warminster, Pa., a retired plant manager for Texaco; March 31. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
Thomas I. Blee WEv’53, Clifton Heights, Pa., Dec. 21.
Rhoda Katz Cook CW’53, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired social worker for the Children’s and Family Service of Philadelphia; March 19. She was a member of the University’s Alumni Association.
Dr. Lonnie W. Funderburg GM’53, Birmingham, Ala., a retired educator and founder of the School of Nurse Anesthesia at Samford University; March 13.
Allan C. King WG’53, Houston, founder and president of Goldking Production Company, an energy-producing firm; March 26. He had served in the U.S. Air Force.
Louis E. McAllister Jr. Ar’53, Philadelphia, a retired architect; April 15.
Edward A. Pagola W’53, Charlotte, N.C., retired general manager of Productos Corning de Mexico, a division of Corning; April 15. He had served as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Edward G. Bednar C’54 D’58, Woodbridge, Conn., a retired dentist who maintained a practice in Derby for nearly 50 years; March 21. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Dr. Irwin B. Boruchow Sr. W’54 GM’68, Miami Shores, Fla., a retired thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon and teacher of surgery; April 9.
William H. Charlton Sr. WG’54, Broomall, Pa., a retired professor of commerce and finance at Villanova University; April 23. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Keith G. Dailey C’54, Orongo, Mo., a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force; Jan. 31, 2008.
Dr. John C. Davis Gr’54, Upper Montclair, N.J., a retired microbiologist who worked at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair and at Bendiner and Schlesinger, a medical laboratory in New York; April 22.
Rev. Harry R. Egner G’54, Cheshire, Conn., a retired Baptist minister; May 20, 2008.
Dr. John M. Hollis D’54, Merrick, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 45 years; July 26, 2008. He was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Siegfried S. Kagawa WEv’54, Honolulu, retired president of Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii, a family insurance business; Jan. 3.
Harrison W. App L’55, West Grove, Pa., the retired human resources manager for INA/Cigna Insurance Company in Philadelphia; July 3, 2004.
Hester R. Finke Beckman GEd’55, Devon, Pa., a former math teacher at Dobbins High School in Philadelphia and coach of the school’s championship bowling team; March 19.
Dr. Barbara J. Gagnon Bilge FA’55, Ypsilanti, Mich., a retired associate professor of anthropology at Eastern Michigan University; March 2.
Dr. Patricia Flint Borns GM’55, Princeton, N.J., emerita professor of radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; April 15. Before coming to Penn she worked in pediatric radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She became associate professor of clinical radiology in the School of Medicine in 1971. She left Penn to head the radiology departments at Hahnemann University Hospital and the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. Dr. Borns returned to Penn in the mid-1980s when she was appointed professor of radiology at CHOP. Considered a pioneer in pediatric radiology, she treated countless numbers of severely ill children during her 45-year career and received numerous professional awards for her clinical excellence, academic publications, and distinguished teaching.
Dr. Anthony J. DiGiovanni GM’55, San Antonio, former chief of anesthesiology and director of residency training at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center; May 11, 2006. During World War II he served with the U.S. Air Force in Europe and North Africa.
Dr. Robert B. G. Dorsen GM’55, Sarasota, Fla., retired deputy director at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York; April 9.
Dr. Arthur Evans M’55, Santa Rosa, Calif., a physician who specialized in treating patients with arthritis and rheumatism; March 10. Later he gave up his private practice to work at a clinic that treated low-income patients.
Marvin J. Waldman W’55, New York, Feb. 20. He was semi-retired from his own accounting practice.
Marilyn Inslicht Blum SW’56, Woodbridge, Conn., a retired counselor who worked with children at High Meadows, a residential treatment center, and with adults at the Community Health Care Plan in New Haven; Aug. 20, 2008. While at Penn she was greatly influenced by the teachings of Otto Rank. Her sister is Rosalind Inslicht Edelstein SW’48.
Dr. Ivan D. Goldberg C’56, Lenexa, Kan., a retired professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center; April 29.
Dr. Boris R. Kaufman D’56, Iselin, N.J., a retired dentist; April 3. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Donald G. Tomlin D’56 GD’59, East Orleans, Mass., a retired orthodontist; Feb. 25. He had served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.
Dr. Adolph H. Wegener Gr’56, Newfoundland, Pa., a retired professor of German at Muhlenberg College; Jan. 27.
George M. Whiteside III Ar’56, Wilmington, Del., a retired architect with the firm of Whiteside Moeckel and Carbonell; March 20. He had served in the U.S. Navy aboard the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey.
Carl Seaman W’57, Greenwich, Conn., a one-time partner in the former furniture retailer Seaman’s Furniture; April 11. He went on to work for ETI Financial Corp. and Seminole Casualty Insurance.
Alan L. Verbin EE’57, Crofton, Md., a retired engineer who had worked in the aerospace industry, including stints at COMSAT and Hughes Aircraft; April 11.
Dr. Harry K. Ziel M’57 GM’61, Glendale, Calif., emeritus associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC; March 22. He worked in the Obstetric and Gynecological Department at Kaiser Sunset Hospital in Los Angeles for 40 years.
Gordon A. Atwater Jr. EE’58, Mequon, Wis., March 23.
Dann C. Byck Jr. C’58, Louisville, Ky., a Broadway and film producer whose credits include the play and film versions of ’Night, Mother and the HBO film The Laundromat; March 10. Earlier he co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Muriel Keown Craig GEd’58, Springfield, Pa., a retired elementary- school teacher for the Upper Darby School District; April 20.
Dr. Walter Z. Heldt WG’58, Hockessin, Del., a chemist who had worked for the DuPont Company before starting his own firm; Feb. 12.
John F. Pierce W’58, Tucson, Ariz., a retired accountant and controller; Jan. 11.
Frank R. Smiley WG’58, Goldsboro, N.C., March 5.
Carolyn Waller Ballou NTS’59, Eden, Md., a retired nurse who worked most recently at Northern Virginia Doctors Commonwealth Hospital in Arlington, Va.; April 21.
Dr. Israel A. Domsky D’59, Philadelphia, a retired dentist; April 15. He had served in the U.S. Air Force.
Joyce Blum Goodman CW’59, Scarsdale, N.Y., May 9. She was an active and enthusiastic member of the Penn community throughout her life. Her brother is Mel K. Blum C’62. Her husband is Dr. Stephen F. Goodman D’60 and one of her sons is Andrew Scott Goodman C’89 G’95 WG’95. Her daughter is Jennifer Goodman Feldman C’92, who is married to Mark C. Feldman W’91.
Dr. William C. Hendricks Jr. M’59, Jupiter, Fla., former chief of the division of neurosurgery at Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.; March 28.
Dr. George V. Kirk GrEd’59, New London, Pa., retired superintendent of the Christina School District in Delaware, which he served for 36 years; March 25. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Ordnance and Engineer Corps.
Mary Manley Martinez WEv’59, Umatilla, Fla., April 22.
Dr. Arnold L. Podell D’59, North Wildwood, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Wildwood for 45 years; April 20. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Murphy T. Scurry GM’59, Santa Fe, N.M., a physician and retired faculty member of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School; April 21. He served in the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Institute, 1963-66.
Walter H. Smith W’59, Shrewsbury, Pa., a retired sales representative who worked in the U.S. and abroad; March 15. He had served in the U.S. Army.
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Lewis Barlow ASC’60, Duxbury, Mass., emeritus associate professor of communication at Boston University; Oct. 29, 2008. After a stint as senior producer/director at WGBH in Boston, he began his teaching career at Penn’s Annenberg School before joining the BU faculty in 1983. His numerous producing credits include Sesame Street and an Emmy award-winning series on preparing minorities for an integrated job market. While teaching at BU he became executive producer at WCVB-TV which, during his stint, produced more local programs than any other station in America.
Arthur J. Blyden ChE’60 WG’67, Jupiter, Fla., June 4, 2008.
M. Richard Cohen CE’60 WG’62, Philadelphia, a retired real estate appraiser and former teacher in the evening division of the Wharton School; April 20. He had worked for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. and the Albert M. Greenfield Co. before operating his own firm, M. Richard Cohen Real Estate, in Philadelphia. In the early 1970s he was president of the professional engineering alumni society at Penn, and he taught at Wharton in the 1970s and 1980s. His wife is Pauline Cohen CW’62.
Edward T. Cote WG’60, Rector, Pa., retired president of the former Westmoreland Casualty Co.; March 15.
Dr. Edwin L. Dunbaugh Gr’60, Annapolis, Md., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Hofstra University; Aug. 20, 2006. During World War II he served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
Daniel Hirsch W’60, New York, March 8.
Judith L. Utz Sadler CW’60, Dallas, April 25. A former stewardess with American Airlines, she had also worked in arts and crafts stores.
Gerald L. Singer W’60, Erie, Pa., a financial planner; April 5. He had served in the U.S. Army.
Walton D. Stowell Sr. Ar’60, Harpers Ferry, W.V., a retired designer for the U.S. National Park Service; Jan. 20.
Emmy Busch Holliday DH’61, Savannah, Ga., Aug. 14, 2008. She had worked for the school district of Shippensburg, Pa.
Thomas H. O’Leary WG’61, Saratoga, Wyo., the retired board chair of Burlington Resources, Inc.; April 28. He had served as a captain and aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Richard S. Wilson W’61, Coronado, Calif., retired general manager and CEO of Godiva Chocolate; April 15.
Malcolm M. Blumberg C’62 L’65, Philadelphia, an attorney at Malcolm M. Blumberg and Associates; April 18.
Richard T. Brock GD’62, Charleston, S.C., a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon and pharmacist; Dec. 14.
Robert K. Earnest ChE’62, Mooresville, N.C., Feb. 3. He was retired from a 35-year career in the petrochemical industry. He had served in the U.S. Army.
Edna Rosenberg Green GEd’62, Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 2008.
Dr. Sol Browdy GM’63, Park City, Utah, a retired pediatrician who maintained a practice in Trenton, N.J., for 30 years; Nov. 22.
Dr. Tomas F. Contreras GM’63, Mount Laurel, N.J., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist; April 27.
Robert J. Daly W’63, Haddonfield, N.J., a certified property casualty underwriter for Aon; May 4. At Penn he was a member of the crew team. He had served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Frank Dobronte GD’63, Carmel Valley, Calif., a retired professor of periodontology at the University of California, San Francisco; Oct. 15, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps for 30 years, including during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Elvira Aspero Growdon G’63, Chestnut Hill, Mass., a former professional harpist and longtime active trustee of the Boston Children’s Museum; Jan. 22. Her husband is Dr. John H. Growdon M’65. Her brother is Stephen M. Aspero WG’74, whose wife is Eva Jaworski Aspero MT’73.
Dr. David B. Sloan Jr. M’63 GM’67, Wilmington, N.C., an ophthalmologist; Dec. 19. During the Vietnam War he was a physician in the U.S. Navy in Guam.
Stephen P. Adams W’64, Danville, Calif., the retired CEO and director of Mutual Operations for Rossmoor; April 17.
Norman B. Berg C’64 GEd’66, Philadelphia, Dec. 6.
Mary Lynn Miller Nu’64 GNu’68, Mifflinburg, Pa., coordinator at the University’s School of Nursing, 1968-70; March 9. She then was a staff nurse and supervisor at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, where she served as associate director of nursing from 1970 until her retirement in 1994. She was a former president of both the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing Alumni associations.
Dr. Meir Ben-Amoz Gr’65, Schenectady, N.Y., a retired engineer for General Electric Corp.; March 3. A native of Israel, he had served with the Jewish Brigade of the British Army during World War II.
Dr. John W. Curtis GM’65, Salinas, Calif., a retired dermatologist; April 16. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1960-68, including one tour of duty in Vietnam.
Robert A. Lander C’65, Middletown, Pa., 2009. He had worked at the White House under President Gerald R. Ford.
William L. Coiner C’66, San Antonio, a former associate at Kuper-Sotheby’s International Realty; March 22. He served in the U.S. Army, 1968-70.
Dr. Sylvan B. Green C’66 M’72, Tucson, Ariz., the inaugural Linda McCartney Breast Cancer Endowed Chair in biometry at the Arizona Cancer Center; Dec. 13. He was also professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Arizona.
Bruce M. Listerman WG’66, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, March 17.
Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman GM’67, New York, founder of the Ackerman Academy of Dermopathology; Dec. 5.
Egon W.H. Borgmann WG’67, North Manchester, Ind., retired finance director at the Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula; March 13.
Dr. E. Ross Kyger III M’67 GM’74, Houston, a surgeon and clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston; March 26.
Miriam L. Neiditch GEd’67, Newton, Mass., May 29, 2007.
Judy Chung-Yung Chang Wenderoth GAr’67, Swarthmore, Pa., an architect who worked in the Philadelphia area; July 17, 2007.
Alan I. Glass C’68, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., a psychotherapist; Feb. 22.
Terry D. Tait CE’68, Las Vegas, March 17.
Archie Green Gr’69, San Francisco, a noted folklorist and the founder of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress; March 22.
Dr. Howard L. Koonce Gr’69, Brunswick, Maine, retired professor of English and performing arts at Colby College; May 10, 2007. During the 1950s he served as a naval aviator and lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy.
Robert A. Williams W’69, Denville, N.J., a retired consultant at Oracle Corp.; March 13. During the Vietnam War he served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
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Dr. Jack H. Weinstein GM’70, Philadelphia, a retired psychiatrist; April 11. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and the Korean War.
Rose Mary Liguori Dahood G’71, Germantown, Tenn., March 20.
Dr. Paul E. Epstein GM’71, Gladwyne, Pa., clinical professor of medicine and an expert in occupational pulmonary medicine at the Medical School; March 12. After his appointment to the faculty in 1973, he served as director of the pulmonary fellowship training program until he left HUP to become chief of pulmonary and critical-care medicine at the then-new Graduate Hospital in 1981. Dr. Epstein returned to the Penn faculty in 1994 and built a practice in general and occupational pulmonary medicine at Penn Medicine at Radnor. In 2005 he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on asbestosis and the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. Concurrently he served as associate editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine from 1977 to 1997 and as deputy editor from 1997 to 2008. He was also editor-in-chief of the American College of Physicians Medical Knowledge and Self Assessment Program for the 12th and 13th editions, and co-editor of the 14th edition. Dr. Epstein served as ACP governor of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Region from 2000 to 2006, and as president of the Pennsylvania College of Internal Medicine, the ACP Chapter for the state. He was the Laureate winner from the Pennsylvania Chapter in 2004. He became a master of the American College of Physicians in 2007.
Harry C. Marshall Sr. WG’71, Atlanta, head of his own financial firm since 1984; May 1. He had served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Francis J. McLaughlin C’71, Westerville, Ohio, a mechanical engineer who had worked for Littell Steel Company, J & L Steel Corp., and several Ohio hospitals; March 18.
Dr. Sheldon J. Wollman GD’71, Edgewater, Md., a retired periodontist; April 5. He had been a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Robert J. Edelman C’72, Sewickley, Pa., medical director of Southwood Psychiatric Hospital; April 20. He was an interviewer for Penn’s Secondary School Committee. His brother is Dr. Frederick S. Edelman M’74.
James A. Lees CGS’72, Fairfield, Conn., owner of an advertising firm, J.L. Associates, in Philadelphia; March 13. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Ellen Leonard DH’72, Annapolis, Md., a dental hygienist and former professor at UCLA; April 11.
Carl E. Patrick C’72, Los Angeles, March 17. He worked at the World Arts and Culture Center of UCLA. Also a pianist, he wrote and produced two full-length CDs, Brush Strokes and Sunshine in the Rain.
Dr. Helmuth F. Orthner Gr’73, Sandy, Utah, retired professor of Health Informatics and director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham; March 16. His wife is Dr. Carolyn Cederleaf Orthner Gr’73.
Dr. Lowell J. Bethel GrEd’74, Austin, Tex., emeritus professor of science education at University of Texas at Austin; Jan. 3.
George R. Hedges C’74 G’75, South Pasadena, Calif., a Hollywood lawyer to celebrities and an archaeologist who discovered the fabled city of Ubar; March 13. First with his own firm, Hedges & Caldwell, and then with Quinn Emanuel, he advised high-profile clients and did pro bono work for Ralph Nader and Adam Miranda, among others. As an archaeologist he worked with a team that uncovered the long-buried city of Ubar in Oman in 1991 and, five years later, discovered a network of trade routes.
Lawrence W. Koltun L’75, Potomac, Md., an attorney and founder of the Koltun & King, P.C., law firm; April 11.
Robert C. Scheller W’76, Philadelphia, the owner of Pre-Test Review, a test-preparation company; March 24. The firm evolved from a preparatory course for college admission that he and a Wharton classmate co-created.
Martine Koman Rini PT’78, Naples, Fla., co-owner of a holistic physical therapy practice; March 18.
Daniel J. Devine WG’79, Elverson, Pa., a manager and computer entrepreneur who had worked for Esso, Signal Corps, and AMP; May 3.
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Anne N. Duerr Nu’81 GNu’83, Erie, Pa., a nurse who was retired from Erie Home Health Services; March 24.
Dr. Frederick M. Stein L’81, South Orange, N.J., a senior editor and tax analyst at Thomas Reuters in New York; March 21.
Susan Sykes Gildin C’82, Horsham, Pa., a former office manager for the Dickler, Braver, Matusow accounting firm; March 16. Earlier she had been an executive for training and development at Strawbridge’s department store in Philadelphia for 16 years. Her brother is Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes C’77.
Dr. John E. Daly Gr’83, Rochester, Ill., the retired director of the Illinois State Archives; March 7.
Dr. Carol G. Salomon Gr’83, Seattle, senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington; March 13. Her husband is Dr. Richard G. Salomon Gr’75.
Robert J. Costomiris ChE’85, Hoboken, N.J., a managing director and portfolio manager for the Disciplined Value Equity team at Wells Capital Management; April 2.
John J. Campbell III G’86, Locust Grove, Va., March 25. During his 40-year career with RCA, General Electric Corp., and Computer Science Corp. he worked on the U.S. space travel program, including the First Man on the Moon mission.
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Gaye Lou Sterten CGS’91, Media, Pa., a clinical research associate at ICON; March 3.
Lorraine Y. Winstead G’95, Philadelphia, April 2. She worked in the healthcare and insurance industries, including stints at Hahnemann University Hospital, CIGNA Corp., and Penn.
Dr. Jun John Xu Gr’96, Piscataway, N.J., a professor of materials science and engineering at Rutgers University; Feb. 12.
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Michael C. Tacelosky WEv’01, Elkton, Md., March 17. He had worked in the cruise ship industry and, most recently, owned and operated Tac’s Marine Service in Elkton.
Dr. Rita M. Nemchik Gr’02, Ramsey, N.J., Feb. 27. A nurse who was active in diabetes research, she had worked for St. Francis Hospital, the Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Penn’s School of Nursing.
Justin M. Ingerman C’07, Bryn Mawr, Pa., March 18.
Vivek A. Patel W’07 C’08, New York, a strategy analyst at Digitas Inc.; Feb. 22.
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Faculty and Staff
Lewis Barlow. See Class of 1960.
Dr. Patricia Flint Borns. See Class of 1955.
M. Richard Cohen. See Class of 1960.
Dr. Paul E. Epstein. See Class of 1971.
Dr. Leo M. Hurvich, New York, emeritus professor of psychology; April 25. He retired in 1979. He and his wife, Dorothea Jameson, made contributions to understanding the human perception of color and how our visual systems operate. Dr. Hurvich continued to write and attend conferences until several years ago. His 1981 book, Color Vision, is still widely used.
Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr., Elkins Park, Pa., professor of dermatology and associate dean for diversity and community outreach at the School of Medicine; April 2. He was also senior medical officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As associate dean he was instrumental in the collaboration between Penn and the Sayre Middle School, resulting in the opening of the Sayre Health Center in September 2007. Before coming to Penn, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, serving from 1958 to 1980. After completing his medical studies he was stationed in Philadelphia, Boston, and San Diego, and completed two tours of duty in Japan. After retiring from the Navy, he came to Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital as associate chair of dermatology and became a clinical professor at Penn. He joined the standing faculty in 1984, and was interim chair of dermatology, 1993-95. He served on the National Board of Medical Examiners and co-edited an edition of the textbook Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin. His numerous honors include the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1997; the Services to the Sciences Award from the NAACP in 2006; the Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Dermatopathology in 2007; the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, 2005-08; and the Continuing Medical Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2008. He was named Practitioner of the Year by the National Medical Association in 1993 and was frequently one of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors.” In 2005 the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania honored him with its first Edward S. Cooper Humanitarian Award, calling him “the heart and soul of HUP.” And in 2009 the Medical School’s dermatology residents established the Dr. Bernett Johnson Award for Teaching, to be given annually to a faculty member. He was also a painter, and several of his oil portraits of faculty members are exhibited at Penn. His work has been shown at the Penn Faculty Club and annual Gracie Mansion Art Exhibit in New York. He won first prize at an art show sponsored by the American Medical Association and a “best of show” at an American Academy of Dermatology art exhibition. His wife is Mary-Martha Waldo Johnson GNu’86.
Dr. Lionel A. Manson, Media, Pa., a retired professor in the Department of Microbiology at the School of Medicine, and former faculty member of the Wistar Institute; April 1. He began his tenure at Penn in 1954 as a research assistant professor. His research interests included immunological responses during progressive tumors. He also served on the faculty at the Wistar Institute from 1965 to 1989. His daughter is Dr. Florence N. Manson CW’75 M’79 and his sons are Dr. Aaron N. Manson C’72 M’76 and Dr. David E.S. Manson C’77 M’81.
Mary Lynn Miller. See Class of 1964.
Dr. Edward K. Morlok, Swarthmore, Pa., the UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; April 18. He joined the Penn faculty in 1973 as associate professor of civil and urban engineering; he was appointed to the UPS Chair and promoted to full professor in 1976; he retired in 2004. Dr. Morlok was a professional engineer whose work encompassed diverse analytical approaches to transportation systems. As his colleague Dr. Vukan Vuchic, the current UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation Engineering, said, “Ed was an expert in all aspects of transportation engineering: highways, railroads, airlines.” He taught courses on transportation and logistics, and engineering economics. He received numerous honors, including the Von Humboldt Award, the Transportation/Logistics Educator of the Year Award, and the Distinguished Transportation Researcher Award. He chaired Penn’s first graduate group in Transportation and many committees at both the School and University levels. In addition, he served as editor of the McGraw-Hill “Series in Transportation” for 13 years.
Dr. Rita M. Nemchik. See Class of 2002.
Dr. Justin Ludgar Parr, Radnor, Pa., an adjunct faculty member in the pathology and laboratory medicine department at the School of Medicine; March 27. A neuropathologist, he had been an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Medicine from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. In 2008, the Pennsylvania Medical Society honored Dr. Parr for his 50 years in medicine.
Dr. Leon Z. Saunders, Brentwood, Tenn., retired adjunct professor of pathology in the School of Veterinary Medicine; March 4. In 1970 he became a visiting professor of pathology at the Vet School, while also serving as an executive for Smith Kline & French Laboratories (now GlaxoSmithKline). He continued to teach at Penn as an adjunct professor until he retired in 1984. He retired from Smith Kline in 1990 after working there for 32 years. For his studies of the history of veterinary pathology, Dr. Saunders was the first American awarded the Cheiron medal, the highest international award presented to a historian of veterinary medicine. He received the Theodor Kitt medal from The University of Munich in 1982 and the Centennial medal from Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. During World War II he served as a veterinary officer in the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Dr. Gerhard A. Schad, Chadds Ford, Pa., professor of parasitology at the School of Veterinary Medicine; April 25. He joined the Penn faculty in 1973 and was promoted to professor in 1977. He had also been a professor in the graduate group in parasitology and of the cell and molecular biology graduate group in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Schad did groundbreaking research on human hookworms, including, most recently, an understanding of how certain worms are able to find the mammals they are going to infect, a step toward learning how to block them. His many honors include the Clark P. Read Mentor Award from the American Society of Parasitologists, of which he was president in 1990. His daughter is Lisa A. Schad C’85.
Dr. Arthur Schwartz, Philadelphia, lecturer in the School of Social Policy & Practice since his appointment in 1997; April 17. He received a teaching award from the school in 2003. In addition to teaching at Penn, he held faculty positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and Widener University. Dr. Schwartz consulted around the world on social work practice and mental health treatment issues. He wrote and co-wrote many articles and book chapters. His books include Depression, Theories and Treatments: Psychological, Biological and Social Perspectives (with his wife, Ruth M. Schwartz) and The Behavior Therapies: Theories and Publications. His service with the U.S. Army in post-World War II Germany led him to pursue a career in social work, according to his wife.
Dr. Richard S. Spielman, Philadelphia, the Thomas and Evelyn Butterworth Professor of Genetics at the School of Medicine; April 25. Dr. Spielman, who joined the Penn faculty in 1974 in what was then the Department of Human Genetics, was a world-renowned expert of human genetics and genomics. His seminal work with Dr. Warren Ewens of the biology department on family-based genetic-associations studies, the Transmission Disequilibrium Test, has been cited more than 2,400 times to date and has had a major impact on the field. His more recent studies with his wife, Dr. Vivian Cheung, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, were the first to investigate the genetics of natural variation of human gene expression. Dr. Spielman was committed to teaching both graduate students and medical students; he was the founding chair of the genomics and computational biology graduate group, which has become the model for similar programs elsewhere. He was an editorial board member of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the American Journal of Human Genetics, and Genome Research.
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