Eugene C. Fish W’31 L’34, Rydal, Pa., a retired tax attorney, civic activist, and philanthropist who helped lead the campaign to build the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; Feb. 5. He was 101 years old.
Dr. Maurice J. Blocklyn C’33 M’37, Wallingford, Pa., retired chief of radiology and chief of staff at Crozer-Chester Medical Center; March 28.
Anthony J. Ciotola C’33, Hazleton, Pa., a retired lawyer who was a former assistant district attorney and solicitor for the local school board; Sept. 8, 2006. His brother, Dr. Augustine A. Ciotola C’36, died on Oct. 20 of that year.
Robert A. Detweiler W’35 L’38, Swarthmore, Pa., a retired attorney; April 22. As a member of the football and track teams at Penn, he played with George Munger Ed’33. He coached track and football at the Haverford School and track at Penn. He was a past vice president of Penn’s Varsity Club and the Track Club; he had also been vice president of the Collegiate Track and Field Club. Robert was past president of the Middle Atlantic AAU and past chair of the National AAU Track & Field Committee; he directed clinics on coaching and officiating in the US and Puerto Rico. While participating in the Master’s Track and Field event, he broke the world record in his age group in 1983, 1984, and 1989. His performance in the super weight throw earned him the All-American title [“Alumni Profiles,” Nov|Dec 1999].
Ralph A. Leister W’36, Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 12. He had retired from Sun Oil Co. At Penn he was a member of the men’s golf team. During World War II he served in the US Army, attaining the rank of captain.
Georgia Giddings Schlorer Ed’36, Booneville, Ark., a retired elementary school teacher and real estate agent in New Jersey; April 7.
Helen F. Faust G’37, Philadelphia, May 3. The retired head of counseling at Simon Gratz High School, she went on to become an advocate for young women and girls locally, nationwide, and internationally; May 3. She was 101 years old.
Margaret Berg Hahn CW’37, Jenkintown, Pa., Feb. 12.
Bernice Maimin Corff Ed’38, Buffalo, N.Y., April 17. One of her daughters is Barbara T. Klaus CW’63, whose husband is Dr. Richard M. Klaus M’64.
Morton B. Kahn W’39, Palm Beach, Fla., a retired real estate developer and former president of United Oil Co.; May 11. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Dr. Jackson E. Kress M’39 GM’47, Green Valley, Ariz., a retired physician of internal medicine at the Western Montana Clinic in Missoula, and former clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington; May 8.
Charles W. Zahler Jr. CE’39, Lakewood, N.Y., a retired engineer and engineering consultant to major corporations; Sept. 16, 2010. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, and Compass and Chain honorary societies.
1940 | Dr. Robert P. Sagerson M’40, Spokane, Wash., a retired radiologist and former president of the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital; May 4. During World War II he served as a radiologist with the US Army Medical Corps.
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Jerry A. Caponigro Ed’41 GEd’42, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired teacher of foreign languages at Philadelphia High School for Girls and Central High School; April 6. He received the William B. Castetter Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 1998.
Joseph R. Farrell Jr. CE’41, Haverford, Pa., a retired construction executive at his family’s firm, Joseph R. Farrell Inc.; April 20. At Penn he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During World War II he served with the US Army in Okinawa.
Peter Francati W’41, Penfield, N.Y., the retired manager of the local office of Quick & Reilly; April 22. During World War II he served with the US Navy in the Pacific.
Kenneth G. Gertz W’41, Boca Raton, Fla., retired vice president and sales director for the Jim Beam Distilling Co.; April 25. At Penn he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Force in the southwest Pacific.
Dr. Samuel R. Moore Jr. C’41 M’44, Fort Washington, Pa., retired senior medical director with Cigna; May 19. At Penn he was captain of the men’s track team that won the first Heptagonal championships. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society. His record for the high jump, made while a medical student, was unbroken for 25 years. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the US Marine Corps, retiring as a lieutenant commander.
Albert J. Brechka W’42, Brewster, N.J., Dec. 5.
Dr. Henry P. Levy D’42, San Diego, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009. An orthodontist who had maintained a practice in Bay Ridge, N.Y., he was also an assistant professor of anatomy at Columbia University. As a captain in the US Army during World War II, he was stationed in a field hospital in Belgium.
William J. Petticord WEv’42, Lehigh Acres, Fla., May 14.
Dr. Harold G. Barker M’43 GM’49, Rye, N.Y., a retired professor and surgeon, and former medical director at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; March 9. During World War II he served with the US Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of captain.
Dr. Robert O. Brandenburgh M’43, Bloomington, Minn., retired president of the American College of Cardiology and former chair of cardiology at the Mayo Clinic; June 5, 2009. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Force.
Charlotte K. Williams Lothrop DH’43, Shoreline, Wash., April 1.
William E. Macht Ed’43 GEd’48, Langhorne, Pa., a former mayor, and a retired director of pupil services for the regional school district; Feb. 14. A US Navy officer during World War II, he commanded a medium landing ship in the South Pacific. He volunteered on the gift and reunion committees for his Class, and was Class President for most of the last decade. His daughter is Laura-Lee Macht Bearss GEd’78.
Frank A. Magid C’43 SW’53, Lake Worth, Fla., former director of the Tri-City Community Health Center in eastern Massachusetts; May 8. A family therapist, he trained social workers, medical students, nurses, and psychiatric residents there. During World War II he served in the US Army and was among the liberators of the Dachau concentration camp. His daughters are Deborah F. Magid CW’75 and Barbara H. Magid C’77.
Eleanor Allen Nelson CW’43, Prairie Village, Kan., May 18. She had worked at the Culver Military Academy in Indiana.
Dr. Donald R. Becker C’44, San Francisco, retired professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut; May 28. He had earlier served on the surgery faculty at SUNY-Buffalo. He served in the US Navy during World War II and in the US Army Medical Corps during the Korean War.
Lynn E. Browne W’44, Boulder, Colo., April 15. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Corps in London.
Eleanor McIlvaine Clague Ed’44, Napa, Calif., March 19. At Penn she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Burton H. Knust W’44, Simsbury, Conn., a retired founder of Value Office Furniture, Inc.; May 30. During World War II he was a US naval aviator in the Pacific, flying with squadrons VB-106 and VPB-106; he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air Medals.
Edith H. Gersen Yokell PSW’44, Boulder, Colo., a retired social worker with the YMCA; May 3.
Bette L. Anspach CW’45, Northville, Mich., a retired special-education teacher; April 19.
Dr. Hugh H. Bennett Jr. M’45 GM’49, Greensboro, N.C., a retired radiologist who also had operated a chain of independent cinemas; Dec. 6. During World War II he served in the US Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of captain.
Dr. William A. Butcher M’45, Tucson, Ariz., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in internal medicine and cardiology; April 5. He had served in the US Navy Medical Corps during World War II.
Jeffrey Chuan Chu GEE’45, Lincoln, Mass., a member of the engineering team that designed ENIAC (the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) at Penn in 1946; June 6. As a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, he helped design several improved versions of large-scale computers until the 1950s, when he became chief engineer for the LARC project (all-transistor computers) at Univac. Later, he was director of engineering and vice president of Honeywell Information Systems, senior vice president at Wang Laboratories, and chair and CEO of Sanders Technology. Jeffrey Chu helped establish the partnership between Jiao Tong University in China and the Wharton School, resulting in the Wharton-Penn China Center.
Dr. Seymour Algus D’46, Rockville Centre, N.Y., a retired periodontist who had maintained a practice in Brooklyn for 50 years; Jan. 5. He had served in the US Coast Guard.
Dr. Walter L. Kester C’46 M’49 GM’53, West Chester, Pa., a former vice chief of medical services at Chester County Hospital; March 23. During the Korean War he served with the US Marines.
Howard R. Conant Sr. W’47, Glenview, Ill., former chair of Interstate Steel Co., a firm he had founded while attending Penn; May 13. During World War II he served in the US Army as an interpreter for Japanese prisoners of war. A human-rights and anti-Vietnam-war advocate, he had co-founded Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace.
Biena S. Milestone Goldman Ed’47 GEd’48, Wynnewood, Pa., Oct. 2, 2010.
Ruth Curtis Haering CW’47, Fleetwood, Pa., a retired computer programmer for AT&T in Morristown, N.J.; May 19.
Dr. Henry K. Lequear C’47 D’51, Orlando, Fla., a retired dentist; May 24. He had served in the US Navy and then in the Army Air Corps as a captain and dentist.
Elizabeth Miller Sanford CCC’47, Skillman, N.J., May 12.
Betty Hummer Slade NTS’47, Waco, Tex., a former nurse; Feb. 21. A cadet in the US Army Air Forces Fighter Command Aircraft Warning Services during World War II, she was a spotter for enemy aircraft.
Dr. Walter F. Ballinger II M’48, St. Louis, former chair of surgery at Washington University; April 29. After World War II, he was a US Army medical officer at Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Benjamin C. Carmine Jr. C’48, El Lago, Tex., Feb. 23. He had retired from Ford Aerospace. During World War II he served in the US Army Signal Corps and remained in the Reserve, retiring as a captain after 20 years.
Malcolm S. Elfman W’48, Newton, Mass., retired president of Ben Elfman & Son, a distributor of floor coverings; April 16, 2006. During World War II he served with the US Army in Europe as a tank driver in an armored division, including action in the Battle of the Bulge.
John J. Fawley W’48, Upper Gwynedd, Pa., retired executive vice president of Dauphin Deposit Bank in Harrisburg; April 4. During World War II he served in the US Army.
Sylvia R. D. Firestone PSW’48, Beverly Hills, Calif., retired senior psychiatric social worker and director of clinic services at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Chicago; Aug. 18, 2009. During World War II she was assistant field director for the American Red Cross, serving in army hospitals overseas.
Benjamin T. Gulla W’48, Bradenton, Fla., May 18.
Joseph C. Hoffman Jr. WEv’48, Lafayette Hill, Pa., president of Fibreflex Packing & Manufacturing Co.; May 25. During World War II he served as an ordnance sergeant with the US Army in Europe.
John S. Murphy W’48, Princeton, N.J., April 11. He had worked for Container Corp. of America and Permaflex Corp. During World War II he was a first lieutenant in the US Army Air Corp, serving as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator in the Mediterranean. He flew 35 missions over Europe and was awarded the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters and four battle stars.
Richard E. Deal C’49, Malvern, Pa., May 27. He had served in the US Coast Guard.
Harold K. Fletcher WG’49, Williamsville, N.Y., April 10. A former head of the Small Business Administration in the 1970s, he was also president, CEO, and board chair of Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp.
James Fooskas WEv’49, Wallingford, Pa., retired president of Pitcairn Co.; Feb. 13. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Kappa Phi honor society. During World War II he flew bomber missions with the US Army Air Force in the Pacific.
Carolyn E. Stout Jones Ed’49, Hackettstown, N.J., a retired elementary schoolteacher and school nurse; April 22.
Col. Clark V. Judge G’49, Killingworth, Conn., a retired colonel in the US Marine Corps; May 26. During the Korean War he served as an infantry officer, and he commanded the 5th Marines Regiment during the Vietnam War.
Walter R. Livingston Jr. Ar’49 GCP’55, Philadelphia, an architect whose projects include Zion Baptist Church, Edison High School, the Clef Club, and the Criminal Justice Center; June 8. During World War II he served with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.
Milford L. McBride Jr. L’49, Grove City, Pa., retired head of his family’s law firm and solicitor for a number of local school boards; April 25. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Corps in the Philippines, attaining the rank of first lieutenant.
Dr. Arthur F. Morrison V’49, Lewistown, Pa., a retired veterinarian of both large and small animals; May 16. During World War II he had served as a surgery technician in the US Army.
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William A. Cahn W’50, New York, July 4, 2010.
James T. Carson C50, Newtown Square, Pa., co-founder of what is now Mercedes Benz of Devon; April 20. At Penn he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team and Delta Psi fraternity. He had served with the 14th Armored Division of the US Army in Europe.
Dr. Lambert G. Eichner C’50, Berwyn, Pa., a retired internist who had maintained a family practice in Broomall for 40 years; Feb. 15. He was also a former physician for the Marple Newtown School District. He had served with the US Navy Medical Corps, attached to the Fleet Marines.
Herbert E. Gaskill Jr. W’50, Ocean City, N.J., retired head of an insurance agency; June 2.
George C. Matteson Jr. W’50, Overland Park, Kan., retired chair of Gemaco Inc., manufacturer of promotional and casino playing cards; May 16. At Penn he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Cyrus Wolfman C’50 M’54, Vancouver, a retired psychiatrist; Nov. 30. He had received a lifetime-achievement medal from the APA.
H. Frank Brull SW’51, Chicago, a retired social worker for the New Trier high schools; Feb. 28. During World War II he was a military-intelligence officer; after the war, he worked for the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Robert J. Camm W’51, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired owner of Quadra Graphics, Inc., in Pennsauken; March 28. During World War II he served in the US Navy.
Ethel B. Clark CW’51, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., a retired hospital administrator with Methodist and Moss Rehabilitation hospitals; Oct. 18, 2008. During World War II she served in the US Navy and remained in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a captain.
Marilyn A. Whitlock Harding DH’51, Reading, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; March 1.
Charles B. Harrisson WEv’51, Lansdowne, Pa., a retired reinsurance financial manager with Cigna; May 9. In World War II he served with the US Army First Engineer Special Brigade and was part of the first D-Day landings at Utah Beach, having survived the Slapton Sands practice-landing disaster several weeks earlier.
Edgar Hochschild ME’51 GEE’60, Walnut Creek, Calif., a retired systems engineer for General Electric; April 8. He had served in the US Army.
Thomas E. James W’51, West Chester, Pa., May 12. He had worked in sales with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. He had served as a lieutenant in the US Navy.
James P. Morris ChE’51, Stirling, N.J., a retired chemical engineer; Jan. 14. During the Korean War he served as a lieutenant.
William B. Rudd WG’51, Sacramento, Calif., a retired investment planner who also taught business courses at Sacramento State College; April 6. During World War II he served as a pilot and flight instructor in the US Navy.
Bernard A. Segel C’51, Niskayuna, N.Y., a retired senior vice president at Smith Barney; April 5. During World War II he served as a radar specialist on a US Navy destroyer in the North Atlantic.
Dr. John J. Sullivan GM’51, Auburn, N.Y., a retired ophthalmologist; Dec. 12, 2009.
Rev. Dr. Harry K. Brobst Gr’52, Joplin, Mo., retired professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University; Jan. 13, 2010. He then became a Unitarian-Universalist minister. He was nearly 101 years old.
Dr. Earl G. Clouser D’52, Oceanside, Calif., a retired dentist and longtime pilot and naval officer in the US Navy; Jan. 19. During World War II he served in a fighter squadron aboard the USS Hornet. He remained in the Navy Reserve, retiring as a commander after 21 years.
Jean L. Hamilton Grupp NTS’52, Langhorne, Pa., April 6.
William F. Ingraham FA’52, Kissimmee, Fla., a retired senior graphic designer for the Home Box Office division of Time Warner, Inc.; April 30. At Penn he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Betty Jean Godfrey Meredith Ed’52, Levittown, Pa., a former teacher; Nov. 29. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Her husband is William A. Meredith W’52.
Elinor Allen Peretsman CW’52, Great Neck, N.Y., March 21.
William F. Sprenger SW’52, Cumberland, Md., a retired social worker for United Way of Central Maryland; March 23. During World War II he was an officer with the US Navy, serving in the Pacific. He remained in the Naval Reserve until 1962.
Peter W. Weil W’52, Norton, Mass., Aug. 4, 2010.
Dr. Kenneth Black Jr. Gr’53, Woodstock, Ga., the Regents Emeritus Professor of Business at Georgia State University; March 7, 2005.
J. Hunter Cline C’53, Rochester, N.Y., a retired vice president of the old Rochester Telephone Corp.; Feb. 23. During the Korean War he served in the US Army.
Gloria Mac Mullen Eriksson Ed’53 GEd’55, Gold River, Calif., May 1. She had helped set up one of the first mammogram clinics in Sacramento; she later worked with refugees and immigrants.
Carolyn R. Hinds Harter Ed’53, State College, Pa., a retired elementary school teacher; May 21.
Edward P. Little Jr. L’53, Montrose, Pa., a retired lawyer and former district attorney of Susquehanna County; April 25.
Edgar E. Moss II L’53, Moorestown, N.J., a retired founding partner of the Moss and Powers law firm; April 7, 2010. During the Korean War he served in military intelligence with the US Army in Japan.
Ronald B. Myrter L’53, Broomall, Pa., Aug. 6, 2010.
Henry E. Protzmann W’53, Milford, N.H., April 29. He had worked for Soluol Chemical Co. and CNC Chemical Corp. He served as an airborne ranger in the US Army, 1953-55.
Patrick J. Clancy Jr. WG’54, Arlington, Mass., Oct. 20, 2010.
Dr. John C. Grammar GM’54, Dallas, retired director of the coronary-care unit at St. Paul Hospital; April 19.
George K. Hambleton Jr. C’54, Naples, Fla., retired president of Brand Names Sales, a chain of discount stores in upstate New York; May 17.
Malvina Patterson King OT’54, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired school occupational therapist; Feb. 6.
Joseph M. Nelson C’54, Kingston, Pa., former head of his family’s furniture manufacturing company; Feb. 14.
Donald T. Brownworth C’55, Philadelphia, retired vice president for advertising at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; May 22.
Oscar S. Schermer W’55, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired Philadelphia attorney; May 15.
Dr. Jane Ballard Swan Gr’55, Atlanta, a retired history teacher at West Chester University, where she helped set up its women’s center; Oct. 15, 2010. She wrote The Lost Children: A Russian Odyssey, (1989), based on the experiences of her first husband during the Russian Revolution.
Stanley Turtletaub C’55, Evanston, Ill., the retired president of Graphic Varieties, Inc., which produced training presentations for firms; July 27, 2010. He produced a short film The Last of The Mary, about the final voyage of the ocean liner The Queen Mary, which featured Joan Crawford. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the Arnold Air Society, Scabbard & Blade, the Taylor Air Society, Air Force ROTC, and WXPN.
Dr. Timothy C. Zoba C’55, Redmond, Wash., a retired physician who had worked in Old Bridge, N.J., for many years; May 19.
John P. Doelman III C’56, Great Barrington, Mass., a retired executive in the paper-production industry; April 30. During the Korean War he was a paratrooper with the US Army in Japan and Korea. His collection of Inuit art is to be donated the Penn Museum.
Bruce C. Flint Sr. C’56, Philadelphia, retired president of Robinson Steel Co.; May 15.
Dr. Pracha Pises GM’56, Orinda, Calif., former chief of gastroenterology at Peralta Hospital; March 14.
Richard F. Stevens L’56, Coopersburg, Pa., a retired attorney; Sept. 22, 2007.
Dr. James L. Weisfeld C’56 D’58, Morrisville, Vt., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Sayreville, N.J., for 45 years, April 11, 2008.
Dr. Jack Keil Wolf EE’56, La Jolla, Calif., professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego; May 12. He was also the Stephen O. Rice Professor of Magnetics at the Center for Magnetic Recording Research there, where he led the signal processing group, also known as the “Wolf Pack.” He held a part-time appointment at Qualcomm, Inc. A pioneer in the field of information theory and its applications, Dr. Wolf made important contributions to digital communication and data-storage technology: he applied “maximum likelihood detection” to data storage, a technology used by hard-disk drives, tape drives, and DVD players made in the past 20 years; and he developed techniques for high-speed data transmission, and interference cancellation techniques for cellphone networks. He is perhaps best known for the Slepian-Wolf Theorem, developed in 1973, proving that two separate streams of correlated data can be sent independently and simultaneously, and then combined and simplified. Dr. Wolf was the recipient of numerous honors, including the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award; the Charles E. Shannon Award, the highest honor bestowed by the IEEE Information Theory Society; and the Richard W. Hamming Medal. In 2006 he received the D. Robert Yarnall Award from Penn’s School of Engineering, where a scholarship fund has been established in his name. One of his daughters is Sarah Keil Wolf EE’86 W’86; David P. Hallac EE’13 is a son of hers.
Dr. Lawrence M. Baker III GM’57, Chestertown, Md., a retired thoracic surgeon in Dover, Del.; May 25.
Dr. Brian M. Gottlieb C’57 M’62, Whitefield, Maine, a retired psychiatrist who had served as the Minnesota state medical director; Feb. 9.
David R. Hadler C’57, Boulder, Colo., a co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival; April 4. He started his own audio-equipment company, Ocean Audio, Inc., in 1984.
David P. Lerry W’57, Plano, Tex., Feb. 25. He had worked for IBM Corp. and MCI.
John Nerstad WEv’57, Vista, Calif., Aug. 14, 2009.
Richard M. Brown W’58, Panama City, Fla., a retired accountant; April 25.
Hon. John H. Brydon L’58, Melbourne, Fla., retired common-pleas judge for Butler County, Pa.; May 28.
Laurence Friedman W’58, Miami, May 1.
Dr. Peter A. Keblish Jr. C’58, Allentown, Pa., a retired orthopaedic surgeon and former chief of orthopaedics at Lehigh Valley Hospital; Jan. 25. At Penn he was twice captain of the football team, 1956 and 1957. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Sphinx Senior Society, and the baseball team. During the Vietnam War he served with the US Army and was awarded a Bronze Star. One of his sons is Dr. David J. Keblish M’92.
William S. Easman Jr. W’59, Little Compton, R.I., a retired investment manager at Fleet Investment Advisors; Jan. 9.
George J. Feltovich L’59, Oceanside, Calif., a retired real estate attorney; April 21.
Dr. Joseph S. Harun GM’59, Ambler, Pa., retired vice president with Carter-Wallace, the pharmaceutical firm; May 17.
Kathleen Bannon McCloskey W’59, Collegeville, Pa., May 22.
Lester E. McCoun WG’59, Ambler, Pa., a retired technology-sales specialist with IBM Corp.; Jan. 29.
James M. Neveras WG’59, Drums, Pa., Nov. 13. He had retired after a career in banking and sales.
Dr. Walter L. Norton M’59, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., a retired rheumatologist who had maintained a practice in Evansville, Ind.; March 11.
Louis E. Teitelman W’59, Egg Harbor, N.J., a retired accountant with Ft. Washington Mercedes; May 2.
Wallace I. White Jr. ME’59, Lake Leelanau, Mich., April 16.
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Giacomo J. Agostarola WEv’60, Delran, N.J., Dec. 14.
Steven A. Arbittier C’60 L’63, Rydal, Pa., a partner and senior counsel at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP; May 14. A civil-trial lawyer, he specialized in arbitration and mediation, he had earlier chaired the litigation department at WolfBlock LLP. A former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association board, he was named a “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia magazine, 2004 through 2008, and was included in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Steven had received the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Special Award of Merit. One of his sons is Dr. Douglas A. Arbittier C’87 M’91, whose wife is Elizabeth V. Johnston G’90; their daughter is Bonnie E. Arbittier C’14. Three of Steven’s daughters are Jennifer Arbittier Williams C’92 L’95, Lauren A. Davis EAS’98 W’98, and Dr. Elizabeth A. Arbittier V’01.
John Robert O’Neill SW’60, Somers Point, N.J., a retired counselor and therapist; May 3.
Joanne S. Bill Nu’61, Monroeville, N.J., a retired epidemiologist with the state public-health department; May 10.
Frederick Bittner Jr. C’61, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a retired attorney; April 13. His son is Brian M. Bittner WEv’92.
Dr. Joseph C. Donnelly Jr. GM’61, West Chester, Pa., a retired thoracic-cardiovascular surgeon at Lankenau Hospital; May 14.
John E. duPont C’61, Laurel Highlands, Pa., Dec. 9.
Frederic M. Dustin W’61, East Orleans, Mass., a retired vice president of personnel resources for United Technologies Corp.; Oct. 9, 2008. At Penn he played football and received the Edgar M. Church Award.
Robert H. Huntington Jr. WG’61, Rye, N.Y., a retired partner in AdMedia Partners in New York, where he was a principal adviser on mergers and acquisitions for advertising agencies; July 26, 2010.
Dr. Peter W. Laffan V’61, Tampa, Fla., April 8. He had served with the US Army Veterinary Corps overseas.
Dr. Richard W. Miller M’61, Marshfield, Wis., a retired physician who was instrumental in establishing the nuclear-medicine program at the Marshfield Clinic; March 9.
William B. Moyer L’61, Doylestown, Pa., a retired partner in the law firm of Power, Bowen & Valimont; June 10. He was a former chair of the board of the Bucks County Community College.
Leonard A. Andrucci Ed’62 GEd’64, Menlo Park, Calif., retired assistant director of the Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech High School in Pennsylvania; Feb. 15.
Gertrude J. Fuchs Nu’62, Philadelphia, a retired nurse and midwife for the city health department; May 29.
Walter A. Tighe W’62, Oldsmar, Fla., Nov. 29.
Cleo R. Winston GEd’62, Camden, N.J., a retired teacher; Jan. 18.
Dr. B. Franklin Diamond C’63, Rydal, Pa., former chief of neurology at Abington Memorial Hospital; May 17. In 1987 he helped set up a sleep-disorder center, and in 1998 also established there the state’s first accredited acute-care stroke center; he served as director of both. Dr. Diamond was also a leader in the movement in Pennsylvania to reform medical malpractice insurance. He had served as a medical officer in the US Air Force, 1972-74. He met his wife, Martha Stern Diamond CW’63 GEd’05, when they were freshmen at Penn; their children are Stephanie M. Diamond C’93 and Elliot L. Diamond C’98.
Harriette Koffler Dorsen CW’63, Salisbury, Conn., a former general counsel at Random House; June 5.
Harriet Silberg Feller CW’63, West Palm Beach, Fla., March 9.
Robert B. Wheeler W’63, Paducah, Ky., former corporate director of Excepticon, Inc., which provides services for mentally disadvantaged people; Nov. 23.
Cecil R. Birch GNu’64, Frackville, Pa., retired director of nursing at the former Norristown State Hospital; April 2.
Thomas A. Hooker GAr’64, Houston, Tex., a retired architect; May 17.
Edwin J. Robertson ASC’64, Philadelphia, owner of Irish Ed’s Rare Books; April 19. An exhibition at the Annenberg School for Communication in 2006, Reporting, Art, and Law: Justices of the United States Supreme Court, contained drawings from his collection.
A. Parker Sharron W’64 WG’71, Syracuse, N.Y., a retired food broker who had worked for his family business, and later Seaway Marketing and Bratt-Foster Advantage Sales; May 27. He went on to a second career in real estate. For many years he served as president of the local secondary-schools committee. His children are Matthew P. Sharron C’95 CGS’00 and Meghan V. Sharron C’98. His brother is Mark E. Sharron W’68.
S. Neil Schlosser GAr’65, Philadelphia, a partner in the architectural firm SRK; May 13. Its restoration of Alden Park Manor, an apartment complex in Germantown, received an historic-preservation award from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. In 1983 he co-founded the White Dog Cafe with his then-wife, Judy Wicks; he designed the glass-covered atrium in the alley and a rooftop deck garden.
Ellen E. Estabrook Babcock GEd’66, Lansdale, Pa., a former English teacher at Upper Merion Junior High School; April 12.
P. Terry Collison GCP’66, Wilmington, Del., March 30. He helped set up the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at SUNY, Buffalo; later he co-founded Blue Rock Capital, a fund for start-ups.
John R. H. Holmes WG’66, Medford, Ore., retired president of the old Bear Creek Corp., which he sold in 1984; June 23, 2010. The company owned Harry & David’s gourmet-fruit mail-order firm, partly his family’s business.
David S. Rahilly W’66, Maryville, Ill., retired president of Woods Industries of Indianapolis; Oct. 27, 2010. He had earlier been a corporate marketing executive in Manhattan and Connecticut. During the Vietnam War he was a second lieutenant and executive officer of a 155mm artillery battery in Vietnam, for which he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
R. Martin Reiley L’66, Bedford, Pa., an attorney; March 6.
Jean Jennings Bartik GEd’67, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., one of the six women who originally programmed ENIAC (the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) at Penn; March 23. After working in a US Army ballistics-research laboratory at the University, in 1946 she was hired to program ENIAC. Later, she joined the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. in Philadelphia, which developed Univac, the first commercial computer, then other computing firms. For more than a decade, until well into her 70s, she was a realtor in Collingswood, N.J. In 1986 she was one of 30 computer pioneers awarded a medal by Penn for their work on ENIAC, and in 1997 she was inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. She was featured in the 2010 documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II; another film, “Refrigerator Ladies: The Untold Story of the ENIAC Programmers,” is being made.
Melvyn L. Cantor L’67, Greenwich, Conn., retired head of the banking-litigation practice at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; May 14. He was involved in high-profile cases, including the Paramount-Time Warner takeover in 1989.
Dr. Stuart H. Myster M’67, Corpus Christi, Tex., a retired pathologist; March 20, 2008.
Dr. Edward Lieblein GrEd’68, Plantation, Fla., retired dean of computer and information sciences at Nova Southeastern University; May 7.
Alan R. Martell SW’68, Brigantine, N.J., April 3, 2009.
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Michael L. Abramson W’70, Chicago, a professional photographer; March 21. His work, which includes celebrity photographs, was featured on magazine covers and in Fortune, People, Time, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. A collection of his photographs, Light on the South Side, taken in Chicago music clubs during the 1970s, was published with two music CDs in 2009.
Col. Craig C. Barkley WG’70, Elizabeth City, N.C., a retired US Army colonel who had served two tours in Vietnam, for which he received the Bronze Star and other honors; June 18, 2008.
Lynne Hoagland Mikuliak CW’70, Philadelphia, a city social worker; May 1.
Dr. Robert L. Blevins D’71, Exton, Pa., a recently retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Thorndale; April 20.
Jonathan A. Rowe L’71, Point Reyes Station, Calif., an economist and community activist who had been one of Ralph Nader’s original “raiders”; March 20.
Armand M. Posner C’72, Arlington, Va., April 8.
Stanley C. Sporny GFA’72, Huntington, W.Va., a professor of art at Marshall University; Nov. 22, 2008.
Robert P. Chiralo GEE’73, Centreville, Va., a program manager in the Washington office of SRI, a private R&D firm; April 12. He specialized in intelligence and national-security organizations and firms.
Janet Rossman Shestakov CW’73, Lafayette, Calif., general counsel for the Brown & Toland Medical Group in San Francisco; March 10. Her father is Leon Rossman W’48.
Miriam G. Wallach L’73, New York, retired counsel at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling; April 11.
Carol Shiels Roark G’74, Hilton Head, S.C., a retired teacher at Haverford Friends School in Pennsylvania; March 26.
Eileen B. Horensky Terlecky Nu’74, Oaklyn, N.J., a retired nurse at Cooper Hospital; Oct. 2, 2010.
Adolph Bellizeare Jr. C’75, Scotch Plains, N.J., April 21.
Thomas J. McCormac Jr. WEv’75, Berlin, Md., Oct. 6, 2010. He had worked for the old Sears & Roebuck company.
Dr. Anita D.E. Volland Gr’75, New York, a retired professor of anthropology at Wagner College; Nov. 11, 2009. She co-edited One Hundred Years of Gypsy Studies (1990).
John P. O’Driscoll WG’77, London, Feb. 25, 2010.
Joseph V. Battipaglia WG’78, Newtown, Pa., April 14.
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Thomas P. Schnepp C’81, Philadelphia, a former staff member in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; March 16. Earlier he had been a budget administrator at David Rittenhouse Laboratories. His partner is Dr. Paul J. Christner III Gr’74, a former faculty member at Penn Dental. Their family includes Paul J. Christner C’99 GCP’02, Anna Christner GEd’05, and John J. Christner C’05.
Suzanne D. Zolper WG’81, Louisville, Ky., an executive with Brown and Williamson; April 2, 2007.
Dr. Daniel Brookoff M’82 Gr’85 GM’86, Memphis, Tenn., April 13. A physician who had specialized in treating bladder-pain syndrome or interstitial cystitis, and had established pain-management clinics for the disorder in Memphis and Colorado.
Brad R. Godshall L’82, Pasadena, Calif., partner in the law firm of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, who specialized in bankruptcies; March 21.
Mark S. Haines L’89, Marlboro, N.J; May 24. He was the host of financial-news programs for CNBC, including “Squawk on the Street” and “Morning Call.”
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Dr. Stephanie M. Imperatore V’92, Oakwood Village, Ohio, a small-animal veterinarian; May 14.
Sheryl Farber Jaslow GFA’92, Jenkintown, Pa., June 8.
Scott M. Roncace WG’93, Cherry Hill, N.J., May 15, 2010.
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Jeffrey A. Guyer EAS’03, Boston, an orthopedic engineer who designed spinal implants; June 6.
Chezley C. Howle W’05, New York, an investment banker with Financo, Inc.; June 3. At Penn she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Stephen Gallagher CGS’06, Ephrata, Pa., an analyst programmer in the Center for Genetics and Complex Traits at Penn Medicine; May 27. He had recently started his own statistical-modelling company. He had published in several scholarly journals.
Dr. Malcolm M. Clendenin Gr’08, Philadelphia, an art historian at the National Gallery of Art in Washington; Feb. 8. A specialist in modern architecture, he had taught at Penn; he edited Adorn the Halls: History of the Art Collection at Thomas Jefferson University (1999).
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Faculty and Staff
Jean Jennings Bartik. See Class of 1967.
Jeffrey Chuan Chu. See Class of 1945.
Dr. Malcolm M. Clendenin. See Class of 2008.
Stephen Gallagher. See Class of 2006.
James L. Malone, Kennett Square, Pa., retired assistant to the vice president for engineering affairs (later the dean of the School of Engineering); April 12. He worked closely with Dean Joseph Bordogna EE’55 GrE’64 during the consolidation of the various engineering schools into the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was a member of the University Senate, and taught a course in comparative management at the Wharton Evening School. Before Penn, he had worked at Westinghouse in Philadelphia on the first American jet-propulsion engine for fighter aircraft in World War II, and later on other aircraft design in California. He came to Penn in 1959 and retired in 1984. His daughters are Molly Malone Chesney CW’73, whose daughter is Sarah J. Chesney C’05, and Dr. Kathryn R. Malone Gr’81.
Thomas P. Schnepp. See Class of 1981.
Dr. Thomas R. Ten Have, Philadelphia, a professor of biostatistics and associate director of the biostatistics unit in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; May 1. He joined the Penn faculty in 1997. His research focused on the intersection of statistical methods and behavioral interventions on behavioral and medical outcomes. A member of several professional associations, he had published over 200 papers, served as grant reviewer of many NIH grants and as editor or referee for many technical journals, and was the guest editor of the recent special-issue, “Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research,” of Statistics in the Biosciences (2010-11). Dr. Ten Have received the Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health (2007) and the Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award from Penn Medicine in 2008.
Dr. J. Douglas Toma, Athens, Ga., former senior fellow in the Graduate School of Education; May 4. He came to Penn in 1998 as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Research on Higher Education, and in 2001 was appointed a senior fellow and founding director of the executive doctorate in higher-education-management program in 2001. He was also senior fellow of Ware College House. He left Penn for the University of Georgia in 2003. His books include Football U: Spectator Sports in the Life of the American University (2003).
Dr. Martin Wolfe, Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of history; May 5. He came to Penn as an assistant professor in 1953; he was appointed associate professor in 1964 and full professor in 1971. He became emeritus in 1985, retiring in 1991. Dr. Wolfe was a former associate editor of the Journal of Economic History and a former trustee of the Economic History Association. He wrote The French Franc Between the Wars, 1919-1939; The Economic Causes of Imperialism; and The Fiscal System of Renaissance France. The Penn Press published his wartime memoir, Green Light! A Troop Carrier Squadron’s War from Normandy to the Rhine (1989), which he wrote at the encouragement of his fellow squadron members. The Martin Wolfe Prize is awarded annually by the School of Arts and Sciences to an undergraduate for an outstanding non-Honors research paper in world history.
Sept | Oct 2011 Contents
Profiles : Events : Notes : Obituaries
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|Dr. Phyllis C. Kaniss CW’72, Philadelphia, executive director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, former assistant dean at the Annenberg School for Communication, and creator and director of the Student Voices Project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Dec. 17. She was the author of The Media and the Mayor’s Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting (1995) and Making Local News (1991), as well as many articles for newspapers and magazines.
Phyllis and the Gazette went back a long way. The first piece she wrote for the magazine was a student column in May 1971, and the last was a thoughtful and deeply felt review of a book by an alumnus about caring for elderly parents in 2009. Her student columns sometimes had a note of elegy, though they were also funny and wry and full of life. She wrote about the passing of the Dirty Drug at 34th and Walnut streets, and when the Gazette celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, she read part of it aloud to an appreciative audience.
When she came to the Annenberg School in 1986 (after teaching in the regional-science and urban-studies departments), Kaniss soon cornered the scholarly market on local news media. Her work in that arena also led to a fine feature that she wrote for the Sep|Oct 1999 issue about a program she had designed that got Philadelphia high-school students involved in the 1999 Mayor’s race, using the Internet and bringing candidates and local news media into the classrooms. That program evolved into the Student Voices Project.
“Student Voices was a hell of a program, because Phyllis was one hell of an individual,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the APPC and former dean of the ASC, at a memorial service celebrating Kaniss’s life. “She came into my office one day with a really simple idea: she was going to bring mayoral candidates into classrooms, bring the media in to cover them, answering questions from students, and as a result create citizens. And out of that she created Student Voices …
“Phyllis Kaniss created moments in the lives of students and reporters and candidates and scholars and her friends and her family that made a difference in who they are and what they will do with the rest of their lives,” Jamieson added. “And that is an astonishing legacy, for which we all ought to be profoundly grateful.”
“So many of the friends and neighbors who joined us at Penn for the Celebration of Life event were astonished to hear about Phyllis’s vast accomplishments as a scholar,” noted her friend and colleague Amy Jordan ASC’86 Gr’90, director of the APPC’s media and the developing child sector, who organized the event. “Phyllis loved connecting people with one another. And she delighted in talking about and promoting the works of friends and colleagues. Of her own work, she was never boastful. Phyllis’s humility gave her a grace that made people comfortable and confident.”