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Dr. William A. Koelsch, M'20, Boise, Idaho, a physician who had practiced for 40 years there, retiring in 1962; November 5, 1996 at 100 years of age.
Dr. Kathryn Huganir, CCT'21, Gr'31, Newtown, Pa., March 24, 1996.
Robert J. Doran, C'23, Meriden, Conn., July 5, 1990.
Claire Miller Johnson, Ed'24, Southampton, N.Y., September 12, 1996.
Robert Smithwick, C'24, Memphis, a retired cotton broker; November 11, 1996.
Richard K. Weil, W'24, St. Louis, former head of a lingerie-manufacturing company; November 8, 1996. He and his wife were avid collectors of modern art.
Karl S. Kalman, EE'25, G'31, a retired head of mathematics education for the Philadelphia School District; November 9, 1996.
Paul R Lutz, ME'25, Lima, Pa., March 12, 1993.
Wilson T. Allpass, W'27, San Antonio, June 8, 1996.
John H. Couper, W'27, Rochester, N.Y., August 5, 1996.
Dr. Kenneth E. Fry, C'27, Walla Walla, Wash, April 15, 1996.
Mary H. Pooler, Ed'27, Erie, Pa., March 18, 1993.
Louis M. Felsenthal, W'28, Encino, Calif, April 1996.
Alfred Blasband, WEv'29, New York City, former president of the Snellenberg chain of department stores and former president of the Yellow Cab Co.; November 20, 1996.
Edwin R. Fait, W'29, Vero Beach, Fla., October 26, 1996.
Stanley M. Kurtz, G'30, South Whitehall, Pa., retired supervising principal in the Upper Perkiomen School District; November 4, 1996. After retiring in 1961, he was manager of the Great American Teachers Agency.
Carroll R. Wetzel, L'30, Ambler, Pa., retired corporate attorney who had been senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads; November 23, 1996. He had also served as president of the Library Company of Philadelphia. And he was a former president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
James B. Diven Jr., Ar'31, Houston, November 17, 1994.
Edwin L. Fugate III, Ar'31, Media, Pa., September 26, 1996.
Charles E. Sharkey, WEF'31, West Pittston, Pa., March 17, 1994.
Lorin S. Berne, W'32, Cleveland, a retired executive with the Hotstream Heater Co., and co-founder of Euclid Equipment Co.; November 5, 1996. He was a literacy tutor with Project Learn.
Logan D. Burd Jr., W'32, a retired attorney; Canton, Ohio.
Paul H. Scherr, Ar'32, Glenside, Pa., an architect who had practiced in Philadelphia and Glenside until he was 80; November 19, 1996.
Jennie Butt, Ed'33, Elizabeth, N.J., September 20, 1996.
Dr. Daniel Dancik, C'33, Hallandale, Fla., a retired psychiatrist; July 16, 1995.
Harry T. Devine, W'33, L'36, an attorney; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Garfield Mervyn Black, WEF'34, Leesburg, Fla., a retired manager for the Social Security Administration in Scranton, Pa.; November 10, 1996.
James L. Cavanaugh, WEF'35, Moscow, Pa., January 21, 1994.
Jeanette F. Atkins, Ed'36, Lima, Pa., July 29, 1996.
David F. Connell, WEv'37, Upper Darby, Pa., July 12, 1996.
James F. McGuire, W'37, Cresco, Pa., 1994.
Robert J. Netter, W'37, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired tax manager for Milliken & Co., Inc.; June 15, 1995.
Edmond P. Redder Jr., W'37, Fairfield, Conn., May 8, 1996.
Arthur Wofsy, W'37, Los Angeles, retired head of a real-estate holding company; December 20, 1995.
Dr. Thomas Neil Meredith, M'38, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a retired general surgeon at St. Francis General and St. Margaret's Hospitals in Pittsburgh; November 17, 1996.
Sarah Tutelman Orloff, Ed'39, Berkeley Heights, N.J., October 1, 1996.
Sidney W. Frick, L'40, Narberth, Pa., a retired patent attorney and former president of the Barnes Foundation in Merion from 1967 to 1989; November 9, 1996. At Penn, he was associate editor of the Law Review.
Dr. Ammon H. Gerberich, V'40, Salisbury, Md., a retired veterinarian who established the Salisbury Animal Hospital; November 5, 1996.
Richard A. Rosengarten, W'41, Skippack, Pa., retired manager of sales services for the Quaker Chemical Corp.; November 15, 1996. He had served as corporate manager for the Philco-Ford Corp.
Alfred R. Valentine, W'41, East Williston, N.Y., retired real estate broker, who helped develop the Robbins Hill section of East Williston; October 15, 1996. He also served as a trustee of Roslyn Savings Bank for more than 40 years.
Dr. Harold L. Israel, PH'42, Philadelphia, a chest-disease specialist known for his work on enigmatic afflictions such as sarcoidosis, who served on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University; November 22, 1996. He had been chief of pulmonary medicine at the old Philadelphia General Hospital.
Katharine Seidle Little, FA'42, Wayne, Pa.
Robert E. Newcomb Jr., L'42, Blacksburg, Va., an attorney; October 19, 1996.
Dr. Bernard Berlin, D'43, Riverdale, N.Y., a dentist; November 3, 1996.
Capt. Philip D. Cronemiller, M'43, Oakland, Calif., February 15, 1996.
Dr. Rodman E. Lenker, C'44, V'46, Swedesboro, N.J., a retired veterinarian; September 27, 1996.
Elaine Biben Boehm, CW'46, Rochester, N.Y., a former social worker who later served as a mediator for Monroe Co.; August 9, 1993. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
James E. Brewer, WEv'47, Sea Isle City, N.J., February 13, 1995.
Walton H. Nason Jr., W'48, Chester Springs, Pa., retired head of his family's construction company, Nason & Cullen, that built the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the American Red Cross headquarters, the Cigna headquarters; November 12, 1996. He served on the board of the Caleb Pusey House.
John W. V. O'Brien, W'48, Jacksonville, Fla., January 24, 1996.
Richard Custer, L'49, Philadelphia, retired vice president of the old Philadelphia National Bank, now part of CoreStates Bank; September 29, 1996.
Thomas P. Speicher, C'49, Denver, August 24, 1996.
Clement P. Ulmer, C'49, Havertown, Pa., September 17, 1996.
Laurence D. Williams, WG'49, Houston, January 17, 1996.
Robert H. Pratt, L'50, Winston-Salem, N.C., a retired attorney; 1994.
Carol M. Orr Flanders, CW'51, Montclair, N.J., October 5, 1996. She was active in lay ministries and outreach programs of the Episcopal Church.
John F Nolden, W'51, Maple Park, Ill., January 31, 1995.
Dr. Samuel F. Klugman, Gr'52, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a clinical psychologist who was assistant chief at the V.A. Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Coatesville, Pa.; November 7, 1996. He later served as an associate professor at West Chester University, retiring to Florida in 1977.
George W. Swartz, WEv'52, Dunwoody, Ga., June 17, 1996.
Robert A. Wittich, W'52, Richardson, Tex., May 4, 1993.
Carlos F. Alvarez III, W'54, Havana, Cuba, 1962.
William H. Michie, WG'54, Rochester, N.Y., retired director of communication services at Eastman Kodak; November 8, 1996.
Janet Sakofsky Stein, CW'54, West Hartford, Conn., a retired counsellor at the old Sheldon Community Guidance Clinic; November 15, 1996. She had served on the board of the Jewish Children's Service.
Elizabeth A. Swenehart, Nu'54, Marshfield, Wis., October 31, 1995.
Frederick J. Hoopes, Ar'55, Paoli, Pa., an architect; October 18, 1996.
Dr. Philip J. Fialkow, C'56, Seattle, dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington and a leading figure in medical genetics and auto-immune diseases; October 1996 in western Nepal with his wife, Helen, and three others when their hiking camp was buried by a sudden snowstorm. He was a former chief of medicine at the Seattle V.A. center. In 1988, he received a merit award from the National Institutes of Health for his work on the genetic basis of leukemia. He led the Washington medical school to open clinics in Seattle that now serve 90% of King County's population.
Marie L. Garvin, Nu'56, Philadelphia, August 18, 1996.
Richard D. Bramson, W'57, Chicago, a retired commodities trader; November 2, 1995.
Dr. William Bauer Jr., C'58, Gr'62, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., October 26, 1996.
Lucille Copeland Mitchell, Nu'58, GEd'63, Philadelphia, July 23, 1996.
Arthur M. Wirtz Jr., W'58, Glenview, Ill., vice president of the Wirtz Corporation and Wirtz Realty, who for nearly 40 years was vice president of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team; November 5, 1996. He was general manager of the old Chicago Stadium in the 1960s.
Dr. Bernhard I. Deutch, Gr'59, Aarhus, Denmark, a member of the faculty of the Institute of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Aarhus; 1994.
Dr. Oleh Mazur, CGS'60, G'63, Gr'66, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of modern languages and literature at Villanova University; October 31, 1996. A specialist in the Spanish theater of the Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age in the 16th century, he was instrumental in the establishment of a Spanish graduate program at Villanova.
Albert Ring, L'60, Merion, Pa., an attorney; May 1, 1996.
Rev. Owen P. Pharris, G'65, Mississauga, Ontario, May 1996.
Judith E. Penzer, FA'67, GFA'71, Pittsburgh, July 17, 1996, in the TWA Flight 800 disaster, off Long Island, N.Y.
Kenneth J. Davidson, L'73, West Hempstead, N.Y., an attorney; August 27, 1996.
Karl K. Lunkenheimer, L'73, Philadelphia, a career prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office; November 6, 1996. He had earlier served as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
Elizabeth J. Northrop, CW'74, Southbury, Conn. She had been employed in the office of U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker.
Dr. Neil Sokoloff, EE'74, M'78, Saint Davids, Pa., a physician who specialized in cardiolgy and electrophysiology; October 13, 1996, from injuries sustained in a fire.
David W. Anderson, C'75, Philadelphia, an assistant vice president with Jackson-Cross, the real-estate management company, 1996.
Dr. Kathelyn S. Steimer, Gr'79, Benicia, Calif., vice president for research at Chiron Vaccines; November 16, 1996. In 1984, together with colleagues, she played a major role in the first sequencing and cloning of HIV. She was a principal investigator or co-investigator of six federally or state-funded research projects studying HIV infection or vaccines. And she served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Immunotechnology and AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. (Chiron Corp. has established a scholarship in her name for employees who wish to return to school.)