Jane Kemrer NTS’27, Lewisburg, Pa., April 16, 2008. She was 102 years old.
Harriet Mowry Anderson Ed’29, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a former teacher in the Philadelphia and Lower Moreland school systems; April 27. She was 101 years old.
Dr. Harry R. Pittman D’29, Carson City, Nev., May 14, 2003.
Hon. William Lipkin W’30 L’33, Pennsauken, N.J., a retired state bankruptcy court judge; June 11. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army. He was 100 years old.
D. James Darley W’31, Chadds Ford, Pa., Dec. 10, 2008.
Russell L. Herbicek W’33, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., a retired real-estate executive who had worked for Penn Fruit Co., Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Crown American Corp.; May 24.
Grace Gobrecht Armstrong Ed’34, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired public-school teacher; June 16.
Frances White Keebler Ed’34, Southampton, Pa., a retired art teacher in Philadelphia public schools; April 17. She was 100 years old.
Jules R. Lovinger W’34, Salt Lake City, July 1.
Howard W. Amos W’35 L’39, Columbus, Ohio, a retired special agent of the FBI and former attorney with the state; Feb. 10, 2007.
Dr. Donald F. Kent C’35 M’40, Maplewood, N.J., a retired physician; June 20.
Virginia Workman Crawford Ed’36 G’38, Lansdale, Pa., a retired teacher and counselor at the former Lansdale and Hatboro Horsham high schools; April 28. At Penn she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Louis B. Dietz W’36, Haverford, Pa., June 10. At Penn he was an All-American center for the sprint football team. He set up an architectural woodwork firm with Alexander Herskovitz C’36, which created woodwork for both the Van Pelt and the Fisher Fine Arts Library buildings. A past president of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, he was a guest lecturer at Penn’s architecture school. He carried the flag for his class in the 2008 and 2009 Commencements. His surviving Penn family includes his daughter, Dr. Lois Dietz Benedetti SAMP ‘68; his son, Dr. Victor Dietz D’69; and a granddaughter, Lisa Benedetti C’04.
Dr. Bernard J. Plone C’36, North Palm Beach, Fla., a retired radiologist and teacher at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Nov. 12, 2008.
Max Frager C’37, Philadelphia, a retired chemist and inventor who had worked at the Frankford Arsenal, the Defense Personnel Support Center, and in his own laboratory, during World War II and after; May 13, 2007. He developed over 750 formulations and held several patents. Two of his sons are Dr. David H. Frager M’77 and Dr. Joseph D. Frager M’80.
John L. Jenemann Ed’37 GEd’38, Newtown Square, Pa., June 30. He had retired from the DuPont Corp. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Roane M. Lacy Sr. W’37, Waco, Tex., former owner of a meat-marketing firm; June 21. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy on battleships in the Pacific and as a naval aviator, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
Dr. M. Josephine Deubler V’38 Gr’44, Allentown, Pa., emeritus professor of pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, where she taught for more than 50 years; May 17. She was the first woman to graduate from the school. During her tenure at Penn she organized the canine and feline symposiums to educate breeders and exhibitors. The genetic-disease testing laboratory was named in her honor. She received an Alumni Achievement Award in 1998. The Vet School honored here with an Alumni Award, the Bellwether Medal, and the Centennial Medal, and a Deans Scholarship has been established in her name. Dr. Deubler also won Best-of-Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1956 for her Dandie Dinmont terrier. She became a licensed AKC judge in 1962 and went on to judge for Best-in-Show at Westminster in 1998.
Henry F. Hofmann Ed’38 GEd’43, Broomall, Pa., retired superintendent of the Garnet Valley School District; June 11. At Penn he was a member of Mask & Wig.
John Netzky W’38, Palm Beach, Fla., retired head of design at a women’s clothing firm; June 12.
Henry H. Soulen W’38, Brunswick, Maine, a retired information and education specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense; May 27. During World War II he was a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific.
Dr. Francis J. Brady C’39 D’41, Fort Myers, Fla., a retired dentist in Titusville, Pa.; June 25. During World War II he served in U.S. Navy, participating in the invasions of the Philippines and Okinawa.
Paul M. Fisher WG’39, Plainwell, Mich., retired director of the regional postal-data center of the U.S. Post Office; June 3. During World War II he was a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Gandolph J. Rube G’39 D’43, Ridgewood, N.J., a retired realtor; March 13.
C. Graydon Schlichter C’39, Shippensburg, Pa., a retired field underwriter for the Mutual of New York insurance company; May 11.
Donald R. Walton ChE’39, Old Greenwich, Conn., retired director of marketing and business economics for ITT Rayonier; May 11.
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Margaret Murta CW’40, Fearrington Village, N.C., retired executive director of Family and Children’s Services in Stamford, Conn.; Dec. 5, 2007.
Alfred H. Riddell CCC’40, Lancaster, Pa., a retired chemical engineer with Hercules Corp.; Sept. 1, 2003.
Herbert G. Wertheimer Jr. W’40, Pittsburgh, Dec. 13, 2008.
Dr. Stephen T. Whelan M’40, Gladwyne, Pa., retired chief of dermatology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital; May 8. An adjunct professor at Penn Medicine, he had maintained a private practice for many years. During World War II he was an officer with the Public Health Service in the Panama Canal Zone. His Penn family includes his brother, John W. Whelan W’49, whose daughter is Anne M. Whelan CGS’91; a son, Alfred B. Whelan WG’73; and a grandson, Michael D. Weinberg C’12.
Dr. H. Harvey Cooperman GM’41, Deerfield Beach, Fla., a retired thoracic surgeon in Brooklyn; April 25.
Lt. Col. Henry Melville Mason W’41, Fishkill, N.Y., a retired investment broker with Smith Barney; May 14. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific.
Dr. Richard W. Rooker M’41 GM’47, Winona Lake, Ind., a retired otorhinolaryngologist in Niagara Falls, N.Y.; May 4. During World War II he was a captain with the U.S. Army in the Pacific.
Norman E. Schlesinger W’41, Livingston, N.J., retired founding partner of a Newark law firm, now Saiber, LLC; July 5. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in Europe.
William H. Borthwick Ar’42, Rocky Hill, Conn., retired chief of architecture for the state public-works department; June 18. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Force Engineers in Europe.
Kenneth T. Delvalle W’42 WG’48, Marlton, N.J., the retired director of strategic planning for the Campbell Soup Co.; May 24. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Sheldon H. Gross C’42, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a Broadway producer; June 19. His revivals included The King and I and Camelot. During World War II he was a communications officer with U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
Margaret Binkley Howes Ed’42, Fresno, Calif., a former U.S. Navy nurse; Feb. 7, 2005.
Arnold B. Lucker W’42, Wynnewood, Pa., retired co-owner of the former Camac Health Club in Philadelphia; June 2.
William C. Mostertz W’42 WG’43, Tampa, Fla., retired owner of a commercial-carpet plant in Greenville, S.C.; June 29. At Penn he played varsity football under George Munger Ed’33. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
Alvin I. Benjamin W’43, Boca Raton, Fla., retired owner of a chain of specialty stores; May 22. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army.
Dr. E. Stanley P. Cope C’43 M’46, Palmerton, Pa., a retired physician on the staff of Palmerton Hospital; June 8. During the Korean War he was a captain in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Joseph Dlugach C’43 V’45, Philadelphia, Pa., a retired veterinarian and longtime activist for the Wissahickon Park; April 18, 2004. A former chair of the Friends of the Wissahickon Conservation Committee, he went on to found the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.
Donal S. Dreifus W’43, Los Angeles, May 2.
Dr. Donald A. Gavagan D’43, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; June 14. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Alan Kahn W’43, Gwynedd, Pa., a retired transportation attorney who had co-founded the former Philadelphia law firm of Winokur & Kahn and had retired from Rubin, Quinn, Moss & Patterson; May 23. Having served in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer in Japan during World War II, he became a lifelong peace activist. His wife is Dr. Norma Bernstein Kahn G’69 GrEd’73. His son is James T. Kahn L’86. His daughters are Emily Kahn-Freedman CGS’72 GEd’88, who is married to Dr. Noah D. Freedman CGS’84, and Marcia Kahn Kaminker PT’76, who is married to Dr. Martin A. Kaminker C’75 D’79.
Dr. Raymond E. Margerum Jr. D’43, Hendersonville, N.C., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Trenton, N.J., for 40 years; June 1. During World War II he had served with the U.S. Navy.
Jean Palmer Packard PSW’43, Lititz, Pa., Jan. 28.
James L. Winokur W’43, Oakmont, Pa., former owner of an air-tools firm; May 16. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Eloise Stockton Beebe Crabb CW’44, Washington, May 8.
Dr. Robert W. Davis D’44, Osterville, Mass., a retired dentist; June 21. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy, and he served in the Korean War; he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Martha Ziebutski Kaemmerlen PSW’44, Gaffney, S.C., a retired social worker; May 8.
Dr. Dayton T. Kieswetter M’44, Santa Barbara, Calif., retired president of the medical staff at the Hospital Center at Orange, N.J.; Jan. 4. He had served in the U.S Army.
Morton I. Narva W’44, Chestnut Hill, Mass., retired president and director of Morton Shoe Companies, Inc.; Jan. 30. During World War II he was a radar navigator on B-17s with the Eighth U.S. Army Air Force in Europe, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Dr. Howard P. Thomas Jr. M’44 GM’48, Perkasie, Pa., retired head of pediatrics at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville; May 4. He had served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Selig J. Bascove C’45, Hallandale Beach, Fla., a retired physician; Jan. 11. He had served in the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Mano R. Golden M’45, Fort Washington, Pa., a former urology surgeon; July 21. Besides maintaining a private practice, he was a former chief of urology at Montgomery and Sacred Heart hospitals, and he taught at Penn’s School of Medicine for many years. Following his retirement from medicine in 1991, he established a second career as an investor and wrote Bulls, Bears, Sheep and Eagles (1995), about his investment approach and experience. He had served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. William F. Harter D’45, Mexico, N.Y., a dentist who had maintained a practice into his eighties; May 24. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Elizabeth Russell Krewson Ed’45, Easton, Md., a retired kindergarten teacher; May 14. At Penn she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Helen E. Sturley OT’45, San Diego, a retired occupational therapist; Sept. 27, 2008.
Iris Machlan Gross NTS’46 Ed’49 GEd’54, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired director of the old School of Nursing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; July 6. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Raymond L. Hildebrand W’46, Sun City West, Ariz., July 12. He had retired from a career in labor relations. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, working as a bridge engineer.
Dr. Philip J. Escoll C’47, Narberth, Pa., retired clinical professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine; June 21. He served on the psychiatry clinical faculty from 1961 to 2004. He helped establish the psychiatric clinic for older adolescents at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and formerly chaired the committee on clinical faculty at HUP. He was a training and supervising analyst at the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis and a past president of the Philadelphia Pscychoanalytic Association. In 1972 he was the first winner of the psychiatry department’s Earl Bond Award for teaching.
M. Kalman Gitomer W’47 L’50, Haverford, Pa., July 1, 2008.
Dr. Karl J. Leone D’47, Venice, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Brooklyn and Staten Island, N.Y.; April 28. He was president of his Class. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
John Makar C’47, Tulsa, Okla., founder of a golf-equipment firm; July 5. At Penn, he was starting quarterback on the football team in his freshman year. He had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Helen Donadee N. Mark NEd’47, Fort Myers, Fla., founder of a nursery school in Miami; May 27.
Alvin B. Milchen W’47, Amherst, N.H., retired national accounts manager for Sharp Industries; July 27. During World War II he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force and a navigator on B-17s.
Claire Harkins Riley CW’47, Federal Way, Wash., a retired high-school teacher of mathematics and English; May 28.
John H. Robinson L’47, Surfside Beach, S.C., a former attorney in the tax division of U.S. Steel Corp.; June 17. During World War II he was a B-26 pilot with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe.
Dr. Jules Silver V’47, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired veterinarian; May 18.
Isabelle Hoskins Woodrow Ed’47, Downingtown, Pa., a retired elementary school teacher and librarian in the Upper Darby and Downingtown school districts; May 23. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for 50 years.
Thomas L. Ashbridge III C’48, Boyce, Va., a retired investment executive at Kidder Peabody in Philadelphia; June 12. At Penn he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. During World War II he served with the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Robert H. Elias Gr’48, Brookline, Mass., the retired Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature and American Studies at Cornell University; Aug. 16, 2008. He was an authority on Theodore Dreiser.
Jennings M. Hertz Jr. W’48, Atlanta, retired head of a beverage-distribution company; May 30. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Thomas S.J. Mallon L’48, Sellersville, Pa., a retired partner with the law firm of Schubert, Bellwoar, Cahill & Quinn; May 24. During World War II he flew B-24s with the U.S. Army Air Corps in India, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross.
Grace Reiter McNatt CW’48, Lemoyne, Pa., a retired speech therapist for Delaware County public schools; May 28.
John F. Schindler W’48, Sarasota, Fla., former owner of Au Pere Jacques restaurant and the Wine Shop in Cleveland; May 18. The restaurant won Holiday magazine’s top award many times and served numerous celebrities, including frequent diner Julia Child. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Europe.
Dr. Clayton H. Schmidt M’48, Montgomery, Ala., a retired surgeon with the U.S. Air Force; May 25.
Donald P. Schneider Ed’48 GEd’48, West Chester, Pa., former principal of schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; July 13. At Penn he played halfback on the varsity football team under George Munger Ed’33. He went on to play pro football for the Buffalo Bills before beginning his career in education.
Dr. Thomas E. Whitaker II M’48, Greenville, S.C., a retired radiologist; May 27.
Howard J. Burnett EE’49, Philadelphia, a retired advertising executive and a former deputy Pennsylvania state secretary of commerce; May 9. At Penn he was a member of Mask & Wig, which spurred his interest in theater. With the late George E. Robinette C’50, he produced the Anneneberg’s Bicentennial Theater series in the 1975-76 season.
Frank S. Deming W’49 L’52, Media, Pa., retired head of the estate department at the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads; June 18. He had lectured in accounting at the Wharton School, from 1950 to 1968. At Penn he was a member of the law review. He had served in the U.S. Army in Italy.
David R. Dibner Ar’49, McLean Va., a retired architect who had headed the design of the James Forrestal Building on Independence Avenue in Washington; May 30. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
William C. Dumbaugh WG’49, Weirton, W.V., a retired certified public accountant in private practice; Nov. 14, 2008.
Dr. Melvyn I. Gluckman C’49, Ann Arbor, Mich., retired vice president and director of pharmacology at Warner-Lambert, where he had helped develop Lipitor, the cholesterol-lowering drug; April 16. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.
James W. Hane C’49, Chambersburg, Pa., a retired contracts administrator with Interad; June 11.
Konstantine W. Harris EE’49 GEE’51, Encino, Calif., May 17. He had retired from Magnavox Research Laboratory in Torrance. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Charles E. Lehman GEd’49, Keswick, Va., retired superintendent of the York Suburban School District in Pennsylvania; June 29.
Robert R. Longwell W’49, East Greenville, Pa., July 10.
Lawrence J. Newhall Sr. GEd’49, Granby, Conn., retired headmaster in the Watkinson School in Hartford; June 12. During World War II he served as an infantry commander with the U.S. Army in Italy and Africa, for which he received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Brig. Gen. Hugh S. Niles GEd’49, Sellersville, Pa., a retired officer with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard; May 14. He had served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Louis J. Phillips Jr. C’49 L’52, Raleigh, N.C., retired vice president of industrial relations at the holding firm MacAndrews & Forbes; June 17. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific, earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Dr. Horace H. Thoman C’49 D’53, Cape May Court House, N.J., a retired dentist; June 2. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
John N. Weiss C’49, Southampton, Pa., a retired realtor; June 14. During World War II he served as a navigator with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe. Taken prisoner of war in Germany, he received an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.
William J. Williamson C’49, Deland, Fla., April 9. He was employed by Acme Markets for 21 years, followed by a career in real-estate sales and management.
Frederick R. Van Wort Jr. W’49, Sebastian, Fla., retired president of the Provident Bank in Montebello, N.Y.; May 12. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy.
Stanley V. Zerbe G’49, Southampton, Pa., a retired educator in the Neshaminy School District; May 5. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific.
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Howard L. Binkley G’50, Reston, Va., a retired vice president at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; May 30. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army, participating in the Battle of the Bulge; he received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Thomas C. Bradley W’50, Clearwater, Fla., June 13. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Richard H. Braun W’50, Hampton, Conn., retired director of advertising for Hilton International; Aug. 24, 2008. During World War II he served as a radio operator with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Margery Joan Campbell NTS’50, Gerber, Calif., retired director of the operating room at Oak Valley District Hospital; May 22.
William C. Leingang Jr. EE’50, Warminster, Pa., retired co-founder of an equipment firm; June 3. During World War II he served as a radio operator with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe.
Philip Mylecraine ME’50, Nesquehoning, Pa., a retired arts teacher at the Hill School; June 20.
Dr. Joseph L. Rabinowitz Gr’50, Havertown, Pa., professor emeritus of biochemistry in the School of Dental Medicine; May 28. Known as Jose, he was born in the Ukraine, but raised in Mexico. He joined Penn in 1958, was promoted to professor in 1970, and appointed emeritus in 1992. He had also been chief of radioisotope research at the Philadelphia VA Center. Dr. Rabinowitz was known for his research in lipid and steroid biochemistry and for his work on the synthesis of cholesterol, which led to cholesterol-lowering drugs. He also studied lipids in relationship to alcoholism, obesity, thyroid disease, and oral cavities. He wrote dozens of scientific articles and the received many awards and honors. In 2004 he endowed the Joseph and Josephine Rabinowitz Award for Excellence in Research at Penn to promote independent research by junior faculty. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, doing malarial research in China, Burma, and India. His wife is Dr. Josephine Feldmark Rabinowitz Ed’46 GEd’48 Gr’93.
Dr. Arthur M. Schaefer C’50 Gr’67, Sewanee, Tenn., emeritus provost and professor of economics at the University of the South; May 23. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Harold Spiegel EE’50, Pompano Beach, Fla., May 29.
William T. Wells WG’50, Colorado Springs, Colo., retired head of a transportation and moving company; May 18.
Joseph E. Copestakes EE’51, Columbus, N.J., June 19. He had retired from RCA in Moorestown. During World War II he served as a chief radioman with the U.S. Navy in Europe and the Pacific.
Richard B. Hansen WG’51, Salem, N.H., retired managing partner of the TM Byxbee Company; Feb. 7. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
Wayne W. Koegel WG’51, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired accountant for DuPont; May 16. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Infantry.
Edwin D. Martin WG’51, Iva, S.C., a retired public administrator; June 27.
Edward B. Meredith L’51, Pennington, N.J., a retired attorney; July 9. His wife and law partner for more than 50 years, Regina Haig Meredith L’51, died in 2008.
Melvin Merians Ed’51, Larchmont, N.Y., a retired businessman; May 12.
Milton D. Petrides Ar’51, Singer Island, Fla., a retired architect who had maintained a practice on Long Island, N.Y.; June 22.
George D. Batcheler Jr. Ar’52, Philadelphia, a retired architect; July 13.
John S. Manos L’52, Philadelphia, a retired immigration attorney; June 16.
Dr. Joseph C. Mayer C’52 M’56, Long Beach, N.Y., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst; June 14.
Joseph V. Restifo C’52, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired attorney; June 20.
Dr. Charles W. Daves G’53, Princeton, N.J., a retired executive at the Educational Testing Service; May 2.
Dr. George H. Haden D’53, Charlotte, N.C., a retired dentist in Binghamton, N.Y., June 26.
Dr. Harold E. Hall Gr’53, Lincoln, Neb., a retired chair of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University; May 12.
John O. Kirwan Jr. W’53, Madison, N.J., owner of a tire company; June 12.
Dr. J. Harold Landis V’53, Lancaster, Pa., a retired veterinarian; May 4.
James W. Ott ME’53, Milford, Ohio, May 21. He had retired from Proctor & Gamble.
Dr. Joseph F. Puccio D’53, Vestal, N.Y., a periodontist; June 12.
Ronald H. Shapella W’53, Moorestown, N.J., May 9. He had retired from RCA and Semcor.
Jay C. Smith Ed’53 GEd’57, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., May 13.
Joanne I. Bell SW’54, Lexington, Ky., retired associate professor of social work at the University of Kentucky; May 16.
Dr. Leonard S. Danzig GM’54, Little Silver, N.J., a retired physician; Aug. 20, 2008.
John C. Hall C’54, Boca Grande, Fla., June 18. He had retired from the First National Bank of Boston.
Charles F. Huber II L’54, West Hartford, Conn., retired managing director of William D. Witter and Associates; July 12. He had served in the U.S. National Security Agency.
Barbara Kuhn Kaupp Ed’54, Amherst, N.H., June 22.
David B. Wolff C’54, Deerfield, Ill., the retired founder of a metal-forming company; May 25.
Dr. William T. Balton D’55, Boynton Beach, Fla., March 12.
Phyllis Spahr Beatty Nu’55, Seminole, Fla., May 29.
Dr. Henry Eisner M’55 Gm’59, Philadelphia, Pa., a retired pediatrician and psychiatrist; July 4.
William T. Likly W’55, Cape Coral, Fla., the retired co-owner of an insurance business; May 29.
Charles J. Basch L’56, Elkins Park, Pa., June 18.
Harry W. Brigham WG’56, Binghamton, N.Y., June 7. He had retired from the Binghamton Savings Bank.
Dr. Vincent A. Callery D’56 GD’59, Pottsville, Pa., a retired orthodontist; March 22.
Dr. Edward A. Dachowski D’56, Horsham, Pa., a retired dentist; May 12.
Albert J. Mercoli WEv’56, Vineland, N.J., a retired industrial engineer for Owens Illinois; July 18. He was a veteran of World War II.
Frederick W. Nill W’56, Anna Maria Island, Fla., May 13.
William Slim Jr. W’56, New Britain, Pa., owner of a sales representative company; June 20.
Jack P. Citron C’57, Reseda, Calif., April 3.
Daniel M. Lipkin G’57, Dresher, Pa., a former electrical engineer at American Electronic Laboratories; June 20.
Carole A. Mancuso Nu’57, Hershey, Pa., a retired head operating-room nurse at the Hershey Medical Center; May 7.
Dr. Evan S. Snyder Gr’57, Collegeville, Pa., retired professor of physics at Ursinus College; May 17. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army’s Technical Service Unit in Los Alamos, N.M.
Nancy Burdett Bork GEd’58, West Grove, Pa., a retired elementary schoolteacher; May 2.
Dr. David V. Castner Jr. GM’58, Carlsbad, Calif., retired senior navy captain in the Dental Corps and the district dental officer for the San Francisco region; May 21.
William R. Hawkins L’58, Upper St. Clair, Pa., former general counsel and head of the Western office of U.S. Steel; June 12.
Rev. Michael Mokris GEd’58, Dallas, Pa., a retired priest whose last parish was Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church; April 22.
Mabel Harmon Morris Nu’58, Napa, Calif., a retired administrator with the Public Health Service Administration; June 18.
Neal J. O’Brien W’58, Lees Summit, Mo., a retired banker in Tulsa, Okla.; May 14.
John C. Calhoun Jr. WEv’59, Gouldsboro, Pa., a retired controller for the Stone Container-Smurfit Corp. of Philadelphia; May 22.
Stephen R. Goldstein C’59 L’62, Kfar Saba, Israel, the Emeritus Edward S. Silver Professor of Civil Procedure at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a former professor at the Penn Law School; May 17. He taught at Penn from 1966 to 1976.
Harvey W. Grossman W’59, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired chair of Morison Cogen, LLP, in Philadelphia; July 1.
Neil A. May Jr. WEv’59, Bellingham, Mass., retired credit manager for the Scott Paper Company; June 13.
Dr. Robert A. McGill Gr’59, Gainesville, Fla., retired professor of American studies at Skidmore College; June 14.
Herbert F. Yamane WG’59, Kapaa, Hawaii, a retired stockbroker for Kidder Peabody and UBS in Boston; May 3.
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Dr. Deborah Goldberg Devine CW’60, Washington, a retired urban sociologist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; June 17. Dr. Michael H. Lief C’94 is a son-in-law.
Joan W. Hatcher Dunkin CGS’60 WG’62, Vancouver, Wash., a retired systems analyst for IBM; Aug. 20, 2007.
David A. Lease W’60, West Grove, Pa., a retired financial analyst for Campbell Soup Co.; May 22.
Joseph W. Rowland W’60, Flemington, N.J., June 27. He had retired from Western Electric and AT&T.
Edward F. Strain WEv’60, North Cape May, N.J., June 29. He had retired from a 40-year career in the railroad industry.
Wesley W. Wadman WG’60, Tucson, Ariz., a retired investment manager with American Express in London; June 4.
C. Richard Arenschield III W’61, Philadelphia, June 2. He had been a brewmaster, bottling-industry executive, and head of a consulting firm.
Elizabeth D. Cloud GEd’61, Lancaster, Pa., a retired associate professor of nursing for the University of Delaware; Feb. 22, 2008.
Thomas N. Longstreth G’61, Media, Pa., retired assistant headmaster and dean of students at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, Md.; May 21.
Robert E. Reilly WG’61, Keene, N.H., June 17. He had founded several startup ventures.
Virginia Andersen Shew CW’61, Alexandria, Va., retired assistant executive editor of Tax Management, which is published by the Bureau of National Affairs; June 30. At Penn she was vice president of her sorority, Chi Omega, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
William E. Arrowood GEE’62, Ashburn, Va., Jan. 29. He had retired from RCA in Camden, N.J.
Dr. Richard C. Fidler C’62 Gr’73, Providence, R.I., a retired professor of anthropology at Rhode Island and Providence colleges; June 21.
John O. Houchins WG’62, Winston-Salem, N.C., former member of the Texas Water Development Board; April 29, 2008.
Dr. Soona B. Jahina GD’62, Santee, Calif., a pediatric orthodontist; April 23.
Dr. Clarence W. Jordahl Jr. GM’62, Milwaukee, former medical director at Northview Home in Waukesha; June 20.
Eleanor Guttman Lyon-Jochimek G’62, Tampa, Fla., a former French teacher at Vanderbilt University and at Penn; May 7.
Pearl N. Shiling SW’62, Baltimore, a retired social worker for the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene, who had helped establish the first rape and sexual assault centers in the state’s hospitals; July 10.
George C. Bessey C’63, San Jose, Calif., June 18. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Kendal C. Stackhouse WG’64, Annapolis, Md., a retired senior marketing analyst; May 15.
Arthur F. Staubitz L’64, Tucson, Ariz., retired senior vice president and general counsel for Baxter International, Inc.; May 28.
Michael T. Williams GAr’64, Glen Ellyn, Ill., founder of an architecture and a construction-management firms; May 28.
Dr. John C. Berkey Gr’65, Lafayette Hill, Pa., April 20.
Asora E. Toatley Carpenter SW’65, Willingboro, N.J., a clinical social worker for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia; March 7.
James G. Dern Jr. C’65, Morganton, N.C., July 9. During the Vietnam War he had served as a U.S. Army Ranger with the 101st Airborne Division.
Norman P. Hetrick C’65, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired partner with the law firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC, and a former trustee of the University; June 30. At Penn he was a member of the varsity football team, the Glee Club, the Sphinx Society, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. A trustee from 1995 to 1999, he served on the budget and finance, audit and compliance, and external-affairs committees; he also served on the boards of overseers for the Medical School and the Vet School. Prior to his trustee appointment, Norm Hetrick was president of the Class of 1965, president of the Organized Classes, and chair of his local Secondary School Committee. He received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1989. He was a former commissioner for Dauphin County (1980-87). He had also been active in many community and charitable organizations; a past president of the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, he received its lifetime achievement award in 2004 for his 36 years of service. Fellow classmate Edward G. Rendell C’65 Hon’00, governor of Pennsylvania, remembered him as “smart and decent and honorable, and an incredibly caring individual.” Norm’s daughter is Demaris Page Hetrick C’93 and his son is Norman P. Hetrick Jr. C’96; one of his nephews is Norman K.A. Hoffer CE’81 GCE’83.
Carl E. Karlsson WEv’65, Wilmington, Del., a retired financial analyst for Astra Zeneca; April 17.
J. Peter Skirkanich W’65, Rumson, N.J., the retired founding president of Fox Asset Management LLC, and a trustee of the University; Aug. 14. As a student he was a member of the varsity football team and Kappa Sigma fraternity. He had remained active at Penn since his graduation. From 1997, he had served on Penn Engineering’s Board of Overseers; a trustee since 2002, he served on its facilities and campus planning and budget and finance committees. Peter Skirkanich served as co-chair of “Making History through Innovation,” Engineering’s capital campaign, and on the steering committee of “Making History, the Campaign for Penn,” the University’s $3.5 billion capital campaign. His generous support for Penn Engineering paved the way for Skirkanich Hall, which houses the bioengineering department; he also endowed three Skirkanich Professorships of Innovation, in support of young engineering faculty, and the Peter and Geri Skirkanich Endowed Scholarships to provide financial aid to undergraduate students. (See “Engineering’s Rough-Hewn, High-Tech Castle,” Jan|Feb 2007.) A memorial fund at Penn Engineering has been established in his name. One of his sons is Erik W. Skirkanich EAS’10.
Dr. James M. Stancill Gr’65, Pasadena, Calif., retired professor of finance at the University of California; June 17.
Gary S. Wilson WG’66, Durham, N.C., a retired senior vice president of administrative services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Chapel Hill; July 13.
George A. Bourne C’67, Lyme, Conn., May 24. He had retired from a long career on Wall Street, with many years at the old Lehman Brothers.
Nancy Adams Lane DH’67, Strasburg, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; May 15.
Dr. William J. O’Reilly V’67, Taneytown, Md., a retired veterinarian; April 27.
Dr. Ronald W. Stephens D’67, Bolton, Conn., a retired dentist; July 5.
Dr. David V. Heisterkamp GM’68, Denver, a retired anesthesiologist; Jan. 26. He served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy (1968-70). His brother is Charles A. Heisterkamp III M’58.
Barbara C. Millard G’68, Doylestown, Pa., retired professor of English at La Salle University; June 1.
Barry B. Townsend C’68, Colton, N.Y., June 2.
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Morris S. Roberts WG’70, Garrison, N.Y., June 19. After a career in finance, he taught global studies at the Frederick Douglass Academy in New York.
Benjamin R. Chirls W’71, Fort Lee, N.J., a certified public accountant; June 23.
Joseph F. Vargyas L’71, Washington, a retired attorney in the enforcement division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; April 20.
Rosalie Buck Davies CGS’72, Narberth, Pa., an attorney and advocate for lesbian rights, who was the founding head of Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers, a legal-aid organization; July 14.
Dr. Franklin D. Jones C’72, Greenville, N.C., chief of neurosurgery at the East Carolina University; July 15.
Dr. Paul L. Stephenson SW’72, Willingboro, N.J., deputy mayor; June 30. He was a former superintendent of schools in Camden County.
Michael R. Donovan W’73, Wellington, Fla., Sept. 23, 2008.
Robert S. Dornsife Sr. WG’73, Millersville, Pa., July 10. He had worked for RCA in Lancaster and the state government in Harrisburg.
John W. Fraser C’73, Clewiston, Fla., a former librarian at the Penn Law School; April 28. After leaving Penn he was library director for Clewiston and for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Roger I. Wright W’73, São Paulo, a founding partner of Arsenal Investimentos, a financial consulting firm; May 22.
Dr. Loretta J. Giuffra GM’74, Little Egg Harbor, N.J., former chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at HUP, and three-time recipient of its best-teacher award; July 11.
Rebecca Thompson Ritchie L’74, Williamsville, N.Y., May 8.
Dorothea Gaber Aaron GEd’75, Martins Run, Pa., a retired English teacher, whose last position was teaching English as a second language to Armenian refugee children from Lebanon; June 25. Her sons are Rabbi Baruch W. Aaron C’68 and Kenneth E. Aaron W’70 L’73.
Dr. Chester A. Shadle M’75, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired radiologist; June 12.
Ben J. Lichtenberg W’76, Highland Beach, Fla., an investment banker with Noble Financial Group; May 24.
Dr. Stephen J. Branca Gr’78, Milwaukee, vice president of business development at Aldrich Chemical; April 28.
Dr. Anna E. Worth V’78, Shaftsbury, Vt., a veterinarian; May 16.
Roosevelt E. Shepherd G’79, Oberlin, Pa., a retired associate professor at Shippensburg University; June 29.
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Daniel I. Jamison III Gr’80, Derry, N.H., former director of Philadelphia’s children and youth programs; June 14.
Dr. Roland E. Fuhrman V’81, Landisville, Pa., a veterinarian; Feb. 20.
Patricia Kunyczka Lipschutz GNu’82 WEv’08 Philadelphia, senior clinical-research coordinator at Penn’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders; June 20. She had joined the center as a clinician in 1994, having worked for the psychiatry department’s inpatient service in the late 1970s and 1980s. Her husband, Dr. Marc Lipschutz, is a clinical associate professor in psychiatry at the University.
Dr. Abbie Browning Moos V’82, Philomath, Ore., a retired veterinarian and veterinary acupuncturist; May 18.
Carolyn Berglund Keefe GrEd’83, Media, Pa., a former speech and communications teacher at West Chester University; April 29.
Virginia Gravley Muhlenberg GCP’83, Philadelphia, a retired reporter and journalist for ABC News in New York; April 23.
John J. Monsees C’84 GGS’06, Swarthmore, Pa., an attorney for the EPA’s regional office in Philadelphia; Nov. 22, 2008.
Johnsie E. Sippio WEv’84, Philadelphia, May 20. She had worked for the Philadelphia School District.
Dr. Dennis M. Brown G’86, Montgomery Village, Md., Jan. 18.
Lawrence R. Seidman W’86, Owings Mills, Md., a retired partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP; July 7.
Dr. Brian Thomas Sutcliffe C’86, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a pediatrician who served with Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta; May 8.
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George F. Ammann III G’90, Mays Landing, N.J., an environmental health specialist for Atlantic County; June 22.
Brian A. Kelly GAr’91, Tigard, Ore., an architect and computer consultant; Feb. 24.
Heather Davis Palamountain C’92, Alamo, Calif., former chief of staff to the chair of Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco; Feb. 19.
Michael J. Peters IV Gr’92, Havertown, Pa., a retired controller and partner at the financial advisory firm KMPG; June 6.
Wanda L. Fox-Counard GNu’93, Mt. Laurel, N.J., a nurse practitioner; June 20.
Robert F. Wincowski G’94, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., senior vice president of Janney Montgomery Scott in Albany; June 19.
Paul Scaer GEd’97, East Falls, Pa., a school librarian in Philadelphia; June 16. He was formerly a Lutheran minister.
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Wayne J. van Deusen Gr’04, Madison, Conn., a medical researcher who specialized in the effects of chronic illness on brain development in children; May 9.
Naftali Kairu Ngure WG’06, Bronx, N.Y., managing director of NIC Capital Limited, an investment-banking firm; July 11.
Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe CGS’07, Philadelphia, retired rabbi of Har Zion Temple, who had had a second career in medical ethics; May 18. He led Har Zion from 1969 until his retirement in 1999, He lectured on it and taught care-giving at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. From 1996 to 1999 he had chaired the advisory committee of Penn’s Bioethics Center. From 1997 to 2002, Rabbi Wolpe was a director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religion and Social Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York. He also wrote a chapter for the book Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families Into Caregivers (2000). Three of his sons are Dr. Paul R. Wolpe C’78, Rabbi David J. Wolpe C’81, and Dr. Stephen D. Wolpe Gr’86.
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Faculty and Staff
Charles “Chuck” Daly, Horsham, Pa., former basketball coach at the University; May 9. He came to Penn in 1971 and guided the University to a 125-38 record in his six seasons here. During that time Penn also won four Ivy League Championships and made four trips to the NCAA Tournament. One of his players, Ed Stefanski W’76, now president and general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, recalled, “The experience I had playing for Coach Daly during my four years at Penn was invaluable, and I still carry with me the lessons he taught both on and off the court.” Chuck Daly left Penn to coach in the NBA, as assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and head coach for the Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, and Orlando Magic; most notably, he led the Pistons to the 1989 and 1990 championships. He also coached the gold medal-winning “Dream Team” in the 1992 Olympics. He retired at age 68. Coach Daly was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and into Penn’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. He is listed as one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History.
Frank S. Deming. See Class of 1949.
Dr. Josephine Deubler. See Class of 1938.
Dr. G. Roger Edwards Gr’39, Haverford, Pa., professor emeritus of classical archaeology and curator emeritus at the Penn Museum; June 9. He joined the Penn faculty as an assistant professor, and assistant curator in the Mediterranean section, in 1950. He specialized in Hellenistic pottery. Results of his excavations were published in numerous journals and in the book Corinth. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, stateside and in the Pacific.
Dr. Philip J. Escoll. See Class of 1947.
John W. Fraser. See Class of 1973.
Dr. Loretta J. Giuffra. See Class of 1974.
Dr. Mano R. Golden. See Class of 1945.
Stephen R. Goldstein. See Class of 1959.
Iris Machlan Gross. See Class of 1946.
Dr. Ralph F. Hirschmann, Worcester, Pa., the Rao Makineni Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences; June 20. Before coming to Penn in 1987, he was senior vice president for basic research at Merck & Co., Inc., where he had worked since 1950. He also had a concurrent faculty appointment at the Medical University of South Carolina (1987-99). His contributions include the synthesis of ribonuclease, an enzyme, and the development of Ivomec, used to combat river blindness in developing nations. At Penn he initiated collaborative research in the field of peptidomimetics. In 1993 he became the first holder of the Hirschmann-Makineni Professorship in Chemistry, which was established in his honor; it was renamed the Rao Makineni Term Professor in Chemistry in 2003. In 2007 he was inducted into the American Chemical Society Hall of Fame. He received the Presidential Medal of Sciences in 2000.
Dr. Sukhamay Lahiri, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., emeritus professor of physiology at the School of Medicine; May 2. He joined the Penn faculty in 1969 as an associate professor of environmental physiology and became professor of physiology in 1981; he retired in 2008. His research on high-altitude physiology and medicine took him on several research expeditions to Mt. Everest. Most notably, he accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the famous “Silver Hut Expedition” in 1960, when he took part in experiments on human acclimatization to very high altitude; this had a crucial effect on his career and stimulated further research on hypoxia. A renowned scholar, Dr. Lahiri received the Humboldt Research Award for a Senior U.S. Scientist in 1997. He also earned a Merit Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 1996.
Patricia Kunyczka Lipschutz. See Class of 1982.
Nicholas Muhlenberg, Philadelphia, emeritus associate professor of landscape architecture in Penn Design; May 26. He taught at Penn from 1963 until his retirement in 1992. He published articles in Forest Science and Journal of Forestry and was a contributor to the 1968 work Via 1; Ecology in Design, with Louis Kahn, Ian McHarg, and others.
Dr. Joseph L. Rabinowitz. See Class of 1950.
Dr. Sheldon Rovin, Wynnewood, Pa., an emeritus professor in both the Wharton School and the School of Dental Medicine; July 11. He joined Penn in 1979 and retired in 2000, but continued to consult and write. He was emeritus professor of healthcare systems at Wharton and former director of the healthcare management programs at Wharton Executive Education and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He was also emeritus professor and former chair of dental-care systems in the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rovin co-wrote Medicine and Business: Bridging the Gap and wrote Managing Hospitals: Lessons from the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.
Dr. Stephen T. Whelan. See Class of 1940.
Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe. See Class of 2007.
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