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The Old Guard

Col. Earle C. Stead, WEv'17, Bradenton, Fla., August 15, 1994.

William H. Boardman Jr., CE'18, Bryn Mawr, Pa., April 17, 1997.

Louis W. Mahle, ChE'18, Ambler, Pa., inventor of the chewing gum, Chiclets; February 13, at the age of 101 years. As director of product research for the Frank H. Fleer Corp., the Philadelphia maker of Double Bubble gum, he invented the gum, naming it after an ingredient from the chicle tree. He was a charter member of the Institute of Food Technologists. And he wrote articles about chewing gum for various encyclopedias, including Encyclopędia Brittanica. In 1961, he appeared on the television program, What's My Line?, and stumped the panel as they could not imagine that such a distinguished-looking man was in the chewing-gum business.

1920s

Dr. Nathan Steinberg, C'21, M'25, Philadelphia, a retired family physician who had practiced in South Philadelphia for more than 50 years; February 3, at the age of 98 years. Because many of his patients could not afford specialists, he had turned his office into a small clinic, complete with X-ray equipment and a pharmacy. Serving in the Army Medical Corps during the Second World War, he worked on the development of radiology techniques. He had served on the staffs of local hospitals, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the old Mt. Sinai Hospital. And he was a past president of the Beth Jacob Hebrew Schools of Philadelphia.

Dr. Edward O. Fitch, M'23, Houston, Tex., retired physician; February 1997.

Dr. Matthew T. Moore, C'24, Newtown Square, Pa., emeritus professor of pathology at the University, and the Distinguished Senior Professor Emeritus of pathology at Temple University; March 29, 1997. Specializing in psychiatry, neurology, and neuropathology, he was active in these fields till he retired 11 years ago. He was a founding member of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Hospital, where he was chief psychiatrist. Dr. Moore had served as president of the American Association of Neuropathologists and of the American Society of Medical Psychiatry. In 1986 he endowed a chair of investigative neurology at Temple University.

A. Frederick Samuel Jr., CE'24, Hightstown, N.J.

Stuart B. Glover, W'25, L'28, Scarsdale, N.Y., February 4. An attorney, he was a founding partner in the Manhattan law firm of Parker, Chapin, Flattau & Klimpl. He was an innovator of financing techniques for equipment leasing and the film industry. For many years, Bus Glover served on the local secondary-schools committee for the University.

Richard Schachne Jr., W'25, Webster, N.Y., March 8, 1996.

Pearl M. Block, Ed'26, Philadelphia, January 28.

Louise Riedinger Bessey, Ed'26, Huntingtown, Md., December 15, 1996.

Henry H. Fiestal, W'28, Hackensack, N.J., a scrap-iron and steel broker for Tube City Iron & Steel; June 16. He was a past president of the New Jersey chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

John M. Greene, W'28, Great River, N.Y., retired attorney who had practiced in Sayville for many years; January 31. He was a former chair of the Key Bank of Long Island.

Francis D. Konigsberg, W'28, Millbrook, N.Y., 1983.

Rev. Charles S. Martin, Ed'28, Bethesda, Md., retired headmaster of St. Albans School for Boys; May 4, 1997. He was also former dean at the Washington National Cathedral. Amongst his innovations as headmaster was enrolling the first African American student in 1954, after Brown v. Board of Education. He also introduced Japanese, Chinese, and Russian language courses, and encouraged students to study the Third World and the Soviet Union, subjects that often received scant attention in secondary education in the United States. He had been a president of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and of headmaster associations.

Dr. George W. McCoy, C'29, M'32, Silver Spring, Md., retired director of student health services at Lehigh University; May 21, 1997. He had earlier served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Henry Stone, C'29, New York City, retired attorney; January 6.

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1930s

Cornelia Schlichenmayer Belinkoff, CCT'30, Roslyn Heights, N.Y., May 1996.

Edward T. Davis III, C'30, Watchung, N.J., a retired electrical engineer with Western Electric; February 1.

Jack M. Elgart, C'30, Flushing, N.Y., November 5.

Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre, Ed'30, G'31, Gr'49, Hon'89, Philadelphia, the retired, first African American woman president of the Philadelphia Board of Education; January 30. Denied a teaching job in Philadelphia schools in 1931 because she was African American, she left the city to teach in an all-black school in Arkansas. She returned to the Philadelphia area some years later, and began work on her doctorate. In 1942, she was finally passed in the city's teacher's exam, and became the second black person to teach in junior high; she went on to become its first African American high-school teacher (1946). Dr. Hayre was Philadelphia's first black principal (1956), and the first black woman district superintendent (1963). Later, she was the first black woman to serve on the school board (1986), and in 1991, became its president. As she pushed students to expand their horizons, she encouraged parents to do the same: organizing and taking their demands to district meetings and the school board itself. In 1988, she established a trust fund, Tell Them We Are Rising, to pay college costs for 119 students at the Richard Wright and Kenderton Schools. Last year, her autobiography, Tell Them We Are Rising: A Memoir of Faith in Education, was published.

Dr. Alfred W. Hesse, C'30, G'3?, Gr'48, Silver Spring, Md., a retired cryptographer with the National Security Agency; June 2, 1997.

Leonora Ornston Huggins, Ed'30, Summit, N.J., May 7, 1997.

David R. Jarden, W'30, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., September 30, 1997.

Alfred Rand, W'30, New York City, November 14.

Aaron Tollin, W'30, L'33, Studio City, Calif., retired attorney; January 1998.

John W. Woerner, W'30, Gladwyne, Pa., retired executive vice president in charge of the trust department of the old Girard Bank; February 4.

Burton F. Corson, CE'31, Baltimore, Md., a retired engineering manager for the Shell Oil Co.; March 26, 1997. He also had volunteered with Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years.

Josepha Snyder Griner, Ed'31, Farmington, Conn., March 27, 1997.

Clark H. Hungerford, W'31, Claremont, Calif., retired head of an insurance agency; January 26. He had served as national director and as California president of the Mutual Insurance Agents Association.

Nancy Nesbitt Jansson, G'31, Racine, Wash., April 19, 1995.

William H. Roose, W'31, Lexington, Ky., February 12.

Thomas F. Slattery Jr, L'31, Holland, Pa.

Richmond F. Snyder, L'31, Eastchester, N.Y., April 17, 1989.

John W. Vondercrone Jr., W'31, Nazareth, Pa., a retired accountant who had maintained a practice for 46 years; February 16.

Edith Harris West, L'31, Nazareth, Pa., a retired attorney who had served in the 1950s and 1960s with the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads; May 7, 1997. She had served as a trustee of Bryn Mawr College; and she had served on the boards of the YWCA in Philadelphia, and the boards of two branches of Planned Parenthood.

Irwin M. Young, C'32, Longmeadow, Mass., a retired insurance agent; May 11, 1997. Win had served as president of his Class for many years.

Beatrice Cantor Posner, Ed'33, Philadelphia.

George C. Rudolph Jr., Ar'33, Johns Island, S.C.

Mary Betts Hoadley, L'34, Raleigh, N.C., August 25, 1996.

Katharine Mulrenan Martin, FA'34, Wilmington, Del., January 23. She had served on the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, and was co-director of its junior Olympic wrestling tournament, 1975-97.

Herbert S. Middleton, W'34, Sedona, Ariz.

Alvin W. Sheerr, W'34, Greenwich, Conn., January 24.

Charles R. Anderson, W'35, Rockville Centre, N.Y., February 11. He had been employed with the Mobil Corp.

David Askin, C'35, Philadelphia, January 29.

Dr. Earle L. Furman, C'35, D'37, Chatham, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in East Orange for many years; February 4. He was a past president of American Dental Fraternity of New York. During the Second World War he had served in the Naval Dental Corps, and witnessed the Japanese surrender on the decks of the USS Missouri in 1945.

Dr. J. Herbert Millburn, M'35, Mesquite, Nev., retired physician; July 1995.

F. Victor Westermaier Jr., W'35, Haddonfield, N.J., November 21, 1996.

Anthony J. Windheim, Ar'35, Washington, D.C., a civilian architect with the U.S. Coast Guard who had retired in 1973; February 9.

Dr. Harry F. B. Bartolett, V'37, Freehold, N.J., a retired veterinarian: February 24. He began an animal practice in there in 1938, and later opened the Freehold Veterinary Hospital; he retired in 1973. He had also served as track veterinarian at local, and the Atlantic City, race tracks.

Charles G. Douglas Jr., W'37, Hopkinton, N.H., retired executive vice president of the Weston Associates Advertising Agency; January 16, 1997.

Lewis H. Elverson, W'37, Swarthmore, Pa., retired athletic director and professor of physical education at Swarthmore College; May 1, 1997. He had earlier served as varsity-football coach there. He was a member of Penn's "Destiny Backfield" from 1934 to 1936. And he also had served as president of the Maxwell Football Club for 18 years.

Myron A. Kurtz, W'37, Shillington, Pa., December 15, 1996.

Dr. Arthur Levinstein, D'37, Troy, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Troy for 42 years; January 22. A violinist all his life, after his retirement he played with the Albany Area Seniors Orchestra and its string ensemble, and with the Schenectady Senior Orchestra.

John J. Dautrich, C'38, L'41, Haverford, Pa., a retired trial attorney who was a senior partner in the firm of White & Williams, where he had specialized in medical-liability defense; February 22. He was a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. At Penn, he had been elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year.

Arnold Gorevitz, W'38, Delray Beach, Fla., April 2, 1997.

Robert J. M. Henke, Ed'38, Emmitsburg, Md., March 13, 1997.

Richard W. Mac Whorter, W'38, Far Hills, N.J., October 4, 1997.

Edith Ornstein Nimoityn, G'38, Philadelphia, May 21, 1995.

Harry B. Ruble, W'38, Forney, Tex., April 1997.

Dr. James S. Wilkinson, M'38, Raleigh, N.C., a retired dermatologist; January 4.

Myron Graubard, W'39, Boulder, Colo., November 15.

William R. Seligman, C'39, Roseland, N.J., January 18, 1997.

Philip A. Voorhees, W'39, Choteau, Mont., October 25, 1997.

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1940s

Dr. Raymond H. Engelcke, GM'40, Eugene, Ore., a retired physician: April 19, 1995.

P. Joseph Gibbons Jr., W'40, Summit, N.J., April retired senior vice president of Fred S. James & Co.; April 8, 1997. He had served as president of the New York State Insurance Brokers Association. And he was insurance adviser for the city of Summit. He had also served as president of the Penn alumni club in New York City.

Robert F. Huson, W'40, Edgartown, Mass., July 14, 1997.

Richard Kittay, W'40, Brooklyn Park, Minn., July 6, 1995.

Robert G. McGahey Jr., WG'40, Pittsburgh, January 7.

J. Bruce Pastner, L'40, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired attorney who had specialized in insurance law; February 25.

William C. Thomson, WG'40, Kansas City, Mo., December 9.

C. Robert Gruver, Ed'41, Paoli, Pa., June 21, 1997.

Dr. Joseph D. Leaming, V'41, North Wales, Pa., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a mixed practice for many years; November 2. Prior to private practice, he had worked for American Cyanamid in the development of antibiotics.

Dr. Stanley A. Paine, M'41, Salinas, Calif., a retired surgeon. He had also served on the medical staff of the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Loris V. Smith, WG'41, Sherwood, Wis., December 27.

Harry G. J. Sweed, WEv'41, State College, Pa., July 3, 1994.

Dr. Jack Beck, D'42, Flushing, N.Y., a retired dentist; October 2, 1994.

William N. Clarke, L'42, Trevett, Maine, an attorney, 1995.

Albert L. Doering Jr., ME'42, Glenside, Pa., 1997.

Harry C. Eiselen, C'42, Valley Forge, Pa., retired head of his family's business of pastry shops in Roxborough and Erdenheim for 50 years; July 15, 1997.

Samuel Rudofker, W'42, Wayne, Pa., July 30, 1994.

Dr. Robert S. Wigton, GM'42, Omaha, Nebr., a retired psychiatrist who had helped establish the Richard Young Hospital, a private, psychiatric hospital; February 3. He joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska in 1946 and taught neurology and psychiatry there for many years. During the Second World War, he had served with Penn's medical unit on the hospital ship USS Solace in the South Pacific.

Dr. Everett W Czerny, M'43, Tucson, Ariz., a physician; July 30, 1997.

Joseph R. Eisen, CE'43, Havertown, Pa., retired president of Concrete Construction Corp.; January 29, 1997.

Nicholas C. Gangemi, CCC'43, Gulfport, Miss., a retired research chemist for the Reichold Chemical Corp.; November 1984.

Howard McCready, WEv'43, Pennsauken, N.J., July 19, 1997.

William E. Newing, W'43, Fairfield, Conn., March 6, 1997.

Harold Shabshelowitz, W'43, Fall River, Mass., an accountant who had maintained a private practice for 50 years; January 31.

Rebecca Sklar Zimmermann, PSW'43, Flushing, N.Y., April 29, 1979.

Ann Cowan Cornelius, CW'44, Sarasota, Fla.; February 12. She had retired there after working as a chemist in Ashland, Ky.

John F. W. Meagher, W'44, Lake Bluff, Ill., October 21, 1996.

Mardiros B. Serposs, WEv'44, Upper Darby, Pa., March 18, 1995.

Dr. Edward M. Zimmermann, D'45, Ingram, Tex., a dentist; June 29, 1997.

Douglas S. Brown, W'47, Royal Oak, Mich., founder of a packaging-products company; January 30. He was a past president of the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Lee J. Goldman, W'47, Harvey Cedars, N.J., May 10, 1995.

Dr. Bruce E. Howden Jr., Ed'47, Sante Fe, N.M., former professor of music at Minnesota State University in Mankato; January 29, 1997. He was also professor of music at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, and at Temple University. He was a longtime member of the board of the June Music Festival, a chamber-music festival held in Albuquerque.

Dr. Sterling H. Kleiser, D'47, Annville, Pa., a dentist; December 18.

Robert N. McKenzie, W'47, Holland, Pa., November 8.

Jane Hayes Adakonis, CW'48, East Hartford, Conn., June 1992.

Marian Ferree Davis, Ed'48, Malvern, Pa., December 1.

Anna Wardrop Denman, Ed'48, Glenmoore, Pa., January 29, 1997.

Thomas C. Fitzgibbon, W'48, Lakeland, Fla., a retired products manager for an aviation manufacturer; April 24, 1997.

Richard C. Fredette Jr., W'48, Windsor Locks, Conn., October 29, 1997.

Newton Greenblatt, L'48, Vineland, N.J., an attorney; August 1997.

Clarence E. Griese, W'48, Port Clinton, Ohio, a self-employed manufacturer's representative in the heavy-construction-equipment industry; February 7.

Henry R. Passaro, G'48, Kansas City, Kans., a retired psychologist at the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary; January 30.

John J. Rothrock, C'48, Warminster, Pa.

Louis A. Solomon, W'48, Larchmont, N.Y., January 21. He had been a financial consultant.

Dr. Hersel F. Willess, GM'48, Cedar Hill, Tex., a physician; April 29, 1994.

Dr. Mary N. Crawford, M'49, Villanova, Pa., a physician; April 15, 1997.

Dr. Edward H. Eaton, C'49, M'53, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a physician; January 10.

Samuel M. V. Hamilton, C'49, Wayne, Pa., November 16.

R. Stuart Jenkins, L'49, Media, Pa., an attorney who had practiced in Wayne and in Media for more than 40 years; February 18.

John E. Larson, WG'49, Osterville, Mass., a retired financial adviser with Shearson Lehman in Hartford, Conn.; June 19, 1997.

Irene Majka Yankus, CW'49, Langhorne, Pa., a retired research chemist for the old Smith, Kline and French; June 5, 1997.

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1950s

Alvin L. Sharenow, Ed'50, GEd'51, West Caldwell, N.J., retired assistant principal and basketball and tennis coach at Irvington and Montclair High Schools; September 23, 1997. A life master of bridge, he owned a bridge studio, lectured on it, and was bridge director on cruise ships and at country clubs in the New York-metropolitan area.

Albert A. Slachowitz, Ed'50, Greenwich, Conn., January 19.

Douglas C. Smith, Ar'50, Dover, Mass., an architect who had been a partner in the Cambridge firm of Arrowstreet; January 31. He later established his own firm. He had served as president of the Massachusetts Building Congress and the Massachusetts Construction Industry Council. In recent years he had served on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

 

Dr. Marvin E. Wolfgang, G'50, Gr'55, the world-renowned criminologist who was professor of criminology, legal studies, and law at the Wharton School and founding director of the Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, died on April 12 at the age of 73.
He was a member of the University for 45 years, starting with his enrollment as a graduate student in 1952, when he also joined the faculty.
As a pioneer of quantitative and theoretical criminology, Dr. Wolfgang defined the boundaries of the sociology of crime. In 1994, the British Journal of Criminology acknowledged Dr. Wolfgang as "the most influential criminologist in the English-speaking world." His research and critical commentaries appear in more than 30 books and 150 articles. Three books count among his classic and most influential work: The Measurement of Delinquency (1964), co-authored with his mentor, Dr. Thorsten Sellin, G'16, Gr'22, Hon'68, is an authoritative analysis of the importance of criminal statistics and the development of scientifically precise methods by which the severity of crimes can be measured and studied; The Subculture of Violence (1968) is a theoretical treatise on the causes and correlates of violent behavior, which remains -- 30 years after it was published -- the definitive exposition of society's responsibility for breeding violent criminal behavior; and Delinquency in a Birth Cohort (1972), with Sellin and Dr. Robert Figlio, C'61, Gr'71, is considered Dr. Wolfgang's greatest scholarly accomplishment. It details the juvenile careers of a group of men born in 1945. His conclusion, that a small number of chronically offending juveniles account for a disproportionate amount of crime, has influenced legislative bodies, law-reform commissions, and criminal-justice policy- makers around the world.
Until his death, he was engaged in a 10-year longitudinal study of juvenile delinquency in the People's Republic of China, based on his birth-cohort studies in Philadelphia and San Juan, P.R.
Professor Wolfgang supervised more than 100 doctoral students, many of whom are now deans, chairs, and professors at universities and institutions throughout the world.
Academics and practitioners from many disciplines acknowledged his contributions by electing him president of the American Society of Criminology and to membership in the American Philosophical Society. One of the world's most cited authors in his field, he was also president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the associate secretary-general of the International Society of Criminology; a consultant to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice; a member of the old federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Panel on Social Indicators; the director of research for the Presidential Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence; a member of the Advisory Committee on Reform of the Federal Criminal Law; and a member of the National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. A strong opponent of the death penalty, he was gratified that his research findings were used in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Furman v. Georgia (1972), which held that the death penalty, as it was then applied, was unconstitutional.
A recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and a Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. Wolfgang received a number of awards from international criminological societies.
Joining the Penn faculty in 1952, he continued teaching until his recent illness, occasionally taking visiting professorships, such as those of the University of Cambridge, the State University of New York at Albany, Rutgers University, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Anna C. Mathis, G'51, New York City, June 28, 1997.

Ruth Griffin Neal, Nu'51, North Pitcher, N.Y., December 9.

Ernst Rothschild, CE'51, Oil City, Pa., 1972.

Elaine Shocket Trost, Ed'51, Philadelphia, September 11, 1996.

Murray H. Weaver, W'51, Lakeland, Fla., founding president and chair of Cepcor, Inc., a mining-equipment supplier in North and South America; January 21. He was treasurer of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, and he had served on the board of the Polk Museum of Art.

Dr. Helen C. Bernfield, GM'52, Locust Grove, Va., January 28, 1997.

Robert L. Bross, WEv'52, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retired manager of freight revenue for the Long Island Railroad Co.; July 19, 1993.

Barbara Steigrod Cronfeld, Ed'52, Wyncote, Pa., February 1995.

Margaret Robinson Daniels, WEv'52, CCC'55, March 13, 1997.

Dr. Samuel Q. Mitchell, G'52, Washington, D.C., a retired surgeon with the D.C. Police and Fire Clinic; March 1, 1997. He also had served as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Howard University. He was a founding member of the National Negro Golf Association.

Dr. Eric A. Corkhill Jr., M'53, Berwyn, Pa., a physician; February 24, 1997.

Charles B. Evans, W'53, Palatka, Fla., retired general attorney for the Atlantic Coastline/ Seaboard Coastline Railroads; March 4, 1997.

C. Cope Famous, CCC'53, Bridgeton, Md., January 4.

James J. Gallagher, WEv'53, CCC'55, Sarasota, Fla., retired vice president in charge of lending for Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia; February 18.

Donald S. Griffith, WEv'53, Roslyn, Pa., December 9, 1994.

Joan Glynn Leonard, Ed'53, Malvern, Pa., a former artist-in-residence at Eastern College; January 31. She had also taught elementary-school art in Cherry Hill and Ocean City, N.J.

Harry R. Neilson Jr., L'53, Malvern, Pa., a retired investment banker; June 24, 1994. He had served as chair of the Jackson Laboratory, a biomedical-research facility near Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Daniel B. Gesensway, C'54, Philadelphia, clinical professor of psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University and a clinical asssociate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania; May 14, 1997. He had also served as staff psychiatrist at the V.A. medical center in West Philadelphia. He also served on the faculty of the Institute of the Philadelphia Association of Psychoanalysis. One course of his, Psychoanalytic Psychiatry for Lawyers, was so popular that the American Law Institute of the ABA published it as a book in 1982. His "A Conceptual Index to the English Standard Edition of Freud" was incorporated in A Guide to the Language of Psychoanalysis (1993).

Dr. Elizabeth Eshelman Miller, G'54, Gr'55, Villanova, Pa., a microbiochemist who had spent more than 30 years in cancer research at the University; February 15. After officially retiring in 1990, she continued her work as a volunteer till two years ago, when illness forced her to remain at home.

Edward J. Smith, WEv'54, Philadelphia, February 9, 1997.

Dr. Dorothy A. Meredith, Nu'55, GEd'59, Gr'65, Philadelphia, May 23, 1997.

Lucy Harris Moseley, GEd'55, Norfolk, Va., a retired teacher at Bowling Green Elementary School; February 14.

Maurice E. Borneman, Ed'56, Pottstown, Pa., June 27, 1996.

Dr. Hazel M. Griffin, G'56, Gr'72, Bethesda, Md., an indologist and former head of the South Asian-languages section at the Library of Congress; January 10. She had been principal of Prentiss Girls' Higher Secondary School in Etah, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she acquired much of her knowledge of Indian languages. She was an instructor in Hindi at the University, 1955-57. Even after her retirement in 1977, she continued her research on South Asian subjects, especially women's issues and education. Dr. Griffin had amassed a considerable collection of books on South Asia, and which she had also catalogued and shelflisted; most of this collection was donated to the University.

Connie Symons Wien, Nu'56, Crete, Ill., November 3, 1995.

Judith Wagner Wingate, CW'56, Huntington, N.Y., a nurse clinician at the osteoporosis center of the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan; February 21. She had earlier been a nurse clinician at a calcium-information center at Cornell University Medical Center.

Alfred D. Dent, C'58, Chesapeake City, Md., August 21, 1997.

Vincent P. McDevitt Jr., W'58, Phoenixville, Pa., May 14, 1994.

Charlotte Tyson Rath, Nu'58, Bethlehem, Pa., founding executive director of the Lehigh County Homemaker-Home Health Aide Society; February 7. She had retired in 1980.

Christine R. Patzau, SW'59, GEd'65, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired school counselor in the Gladwyne and Cynwyd Schools; Mary 31, 1997. Emigrating from Austria in 1940, she has long volunteered for the Red Cross, the Friends Neighborhood Guild, and the Nationalities Service Center, helping displaced people.

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1960s

Dr. Matthias J. Hourigan, GD'60, Kansas City, Mo., a dentist who also had served as associate professor of dentistry at the University of Missouri; April 14, 1992.

Penrhyn B. Neville, C'61, Wilmington, Del., February 16.

John C. Newcomb, W'61, L'67, Philadelphia, an attorney who served a counsel for Maritrans, Inc., a maritime-transport company; February 23. He had previously been with Interstate Ocean & Transport Co.

Rev. Ray Woods, W'61, Fort Worth, December 3, 1995.

Janet Creamer Goodman, GEd'65, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired school counselor at schools in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Wyncote; February 8. She haad served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Dr. William M. Lukash, GM'65, La Jolla, Calif., former chair of gastroenterology (from 1966 to 1981) at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., who, as White House physician, had treated four Presidents; February 3. A specialist in digestive illnesses, he was also a professor of medicine at George Washington University. After retiring from the Navy, he headed a preventive-medicine department at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.

Giray C. Odman, WG'67, Bursa, Turkey.

James L. Buckman, WEv'69, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., January 16.

Theodore Mackrides, WEv'69, Casselberry, Fla., October 24, 1997.

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1970s

Ann E. Powell, Nu'70, Laky Lake, Fla., a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps; February 10.

Dr. Henry L. Allen, V'71, Ambler, Pa., a veterinarian; January 10.

Charlton B. Corson, GEd'72, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., March 7, 1997.

James L. Zamoiski, W'72, WG'73, Baltimore, president and CEO of his family's consumer-goods distributorship; March 30, 1997. He served on the boards of Sinai Hospital and Friends School.

Margaret Lesser Hammerling, C'79, Harrison, N.Y., a Presbyterian minister who served as a hospital chaplain; April 10, 1997. She had also served as director of a homeless shelter in White Plains.

Barbara H. Stratton, GNu'79, Kutztown, Pa., professor of nursing at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; July 1, 1997. She had served on the board of the Pennsylvania League of Nursing.

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1980s

Nina Susan Axelrad, C'82, GEd'86, Bethesda, Md., supervisor of student teachers at the University of Maryland at College Park; April 13, 1997. She had earlier taught social studies as a special-education teacher at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents at Rockville.

Mark P. Lubben, WG'83, Larchmont, N.Y., December 26.

Ellen Gesensway, C'85, Philadelphia, an artist, environmentalist, and entrepreneur; March 28, 1997, of a brain tumor. For the last eight years of her life she was most at home in the Beartooth Mountains on Montana, where she was active in the the Beartooth Alliance's successful campaign to stop the Crown Butte gold mine. A knitter and needlework artist, she made sweaters that incorporated scenes of Montana. She had also run a greenhouse business near Boseman that supplied fresh herbs to nearby restaurants, and managed a tree nursey and sod farm in Spring Hill.

Leon Herdan, WG'87, Caracas, Venezuela, May 31, 1997.

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1990s

Lynne Ann Walsh, GNu'91, Malvern, Pa., a registered nurse in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; February 10. She had been a nurse educator for hospitals and universities in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. Charles Bacon, GM'92, Hampton, Va., an otolaryngologist; March 5, 1997.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Elizabeth Eshelman Miller.See Class of 1954.

Dr. Daniel B. Gesensway. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Hazel M. Griffin. See Class of 1956.

Dr. Marvin E. Wolfgang. See Class of 1950

Dr. Matthew T. Moore. Class of 1924.

Dr. Nathan Steinberg. See Class of 1921.

 

Dr. Donald C. Carroll, dean of the Wharton School from 1972 to 1983, died in Philadelphia on February 24 after a long illness at 67 years.
He was the ninth dean of the school, and the first to come from outside Wharton. Taking office in time for the implementation of the One University plan (which included transferring economics, political science, and sociology from Wharton in the creation of the School of Arts and Sciences in 1975), Dr. Carroll led Wharton during major physical and program changes. Emphasis was given to interdisciplinary programs and inter-school degrees (the master's degree in management and technology); international outreach (the Wharton-SEAS agreement with Shanghai University broke new ground in 1980, and Wharton also began helping Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok with the formation of a business school there); and executive education (the Wharton Executive MBA program).
Major physical changes also took place during the Carroll years: The nation's oldest school of business spent its 100th anniversary year in temporary quarters at Blockley Hall (renamed Centennial Hall for the duration) while Dietrich Hall was reconstructed and a new wing added -- the present Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall. And planning for the Steinberg Conference Center was begun.
During his tenure, the Wharton School nearly tripled in size from 484 to 1,300 students, and its annual research budget increased from $1 million to $20 million.
By the time he was chosen to head Wharton, Carroll had become widely known as a lecturer in the U.S. and abroad, and was the author of numerous technical publications. He was the first to hold the Wharton School's Reliance Professorship, established in 1979 to endow the deanship.
He retired from Penn in 1983 to return to private business; in recent years he had served as on the boards of several corporations and was a consultant to SEI Corp., a computer-software company in Wayne, Pa.


 


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