Morris Sidewater WEv’32, Lower Merion, Pa., retired founding CEO of Charming Shoppes Inc., a women’s apparel firm; June 2.
Eleanor J. Henderson Ed’33 G’39, Medford, N.J., a retired English and literature teacher; Aug. 23. She was 100 years old.
Berthold W. Levy C’33 L’36, Philadelphia, April 6. After retiring, he remained as a guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art well into his nineties.
Lucille Mauk Baxter OT’34, Lancaster, Pa., a retired occupational therapist at Norristown State Hospital; Aug. 26.
Anna M. Coleman G’34, Pittsburgh, a retired chemist with Dow Corning Corp. in Midland, Mich.; July 10.
Joseph B. Fowler W’34, Papillion, Neb., April 15.
Dr. Norman Rosenberg C’34, Lantana, Fla., a retired vascular surgeon; Feb. 7.
Dr. Jacob S. Wiener C’34, Wynnewood, Pa., May 30, 2009.
Dr. Benjamin Dickstein C’36 M’40 GM’46, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired pediatrician; June 30. During World War II he served as a flight surgeon with the US Army Air Force; retiring as a lieutenant colonel, he was awarded a Soldier’s Medal and a Bronze Star.
Arnold R. Ginsburg C’36 L’39, Philadelphia, a retired attorney, who had maintained a practice for over 60 years; June 24. He was also an ongoing leader in Jewish community organizations. His sons are Dr. Leonard H. Ginsburg C’80 M’84 and Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg C’83 GEd’83
Kenneth L. Wilkinson Jr. C’36, Southbury, Conn., May 9. He spent his career in international marketing for the aviation industry. At Penn he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the men’s lightweight crew team.
Nancy Fleisher Gideon Ed’37, Annapolis, Md., June 17.
Dr. Elsbeth Heinsheimer D’37, New York, a retired dentist who maintained a practice for over 50 years; Aug. 5, 2009. She had begun her dental studies at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, but was prevented from completing by the Nazis; she emigrated to America in 1935.
Maurice G. Lader W’37, Beachwood, Ohio, former president of the Crown Drug and Sundries Co.; June 9. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. During World War II he was a captain in the US Army’s Special Services Division.
Albert M. Sack C’37, Durham, N.C., retired chief buyer for his family’s antique-furniture firm; May 31. His book, Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, Best, saw 24 printings and became the bible for professional collectors.
David A. Colker ChE’38, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., retired owner of an aerosol packaging company; July 24.
Dorothy Kass Sloane CW’38, Rydal, Pa., a professional printmaker; June 2. In 2010 she received an award from the American Color Print Society.
Harold E. Rieve W’39, South Orleans, Mass., May 29.
Sarah K. Skiles Ed’39 GEd’46, Honey Brook, Pa., a retired teacher at Lancaster Country Day School; July 16. At Penn she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
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Robert A. Bradel WEv’40, Marlton, N.J., June 16.
Louis E. Crown W’40, Venice, Fla., a retired administrator with the Lederle Laboratories division of American Cyanamid Co.; June 5. During World War II he served in the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
Louise N. Kershner HUP’40, Doylestown, Pa., July 9.
Clinton F. Miller L’40, Mystic, Conn., retired chief patent counsel for Hercules, Inc., in Wilmington, Del.; June 29.
Clyde G. Mitchell W’40, San Mateo, Calif., a retired personnel administrator for Bechtel Corp.; July 7. Earlier he had a long career as a pilot in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Dr. Alice Wolferd Staub CW’40 GM’51, Philadelphia, a retired family physician on the staff of Jeanes Hospital; June 23.
Norman H. Greenspun W’41, Sarasota, Fla., a retired certified public accountant; June 6. During World War II he was a sergeant in the US Army Air Corps.
Donald C. Aker ME’42, Wyckoff, N.J., Oct. 19, 2010. He had retired from the Power Authority of the State of New York. During World War II he served with the US Navy as a navigator in the Pacific.
Frederick O. Brubaker V’42, Reading, Pa., a retired attorney and former district attorney for Berks County; June 5. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Force in Africa and Europe, for which he received four Battle Stars.
Mary E. Chabalko HUP’42, El Paso, Tex., a retired nurse; Jan. 19, 2010.
Israel H. Farber W’42, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 27. He had retired from his family firm, Sheffield Silver Co. During World War II he served in the US Army.
Dr. Embree F. Jarvis C’42 D’43, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Westport, Conn.; June 20. During World War II he served in the US Army.
Donald W. Kerrick W’42, Wellsboro, Pa., retired executive vice president of the Carson Investment Co.; June 10, 2010. During World War II he served in the US Navy.
Donald W. Lynch ME’42, Kilmarnock, Va., a retired vice president at General Electric; Jan. 1.
Robert E. Rosenwald W’42, Springfield, Pa., a retired stockbroker with Advest; Feb. 16.
Myron Baum W’43, New York, chair of Essex Manufacturing, Inc., and of Baum Brothers; May 10. At Penn he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the varsity swimming and track teams. During World War II he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers. His brother is Charles J. Baum W’50, who son is Peter J. Baum W’78.
Robert N. Brey Jr. ChE’43, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired chemical engineer and program manager at United Engineers/Raytheon; July 25. He served with the US Navy during World War II aboard destroyers in the South Pacific, and in the Korean War, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
William H. Evaul C’43, Mt. Laurel, N.J., a retired accountant in Palmyra, Pa., where he was also a borough tax assessor; April 15. During World War II he served with the 63rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop and was awarded two Bronze Stars and an oak-leaf cluster.
Leroy C. Everett Ar’43, Allentown, Pa., a retired architect; Feb. 1. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the US Navy, serving on an LST in the Pacific.
Richard A. Jacobs W’43, Rye Brook, N.Y., retired president of his family’s advertising agency; Dec. 2, 2010. During World War II he served with the US Navy and fought at D-Day, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
H. Stuart Lang, Jr. W’43, Houston, retired co-founder of the Mechanics Uniform Supply Co.; April 19. During World War II he served with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Italy.
Dr. David L. Levine PSW’43, Athens, Ga., a retired professor of social work at the University of Georgia; June 14.
Dr. John W. Manning III M’43, Saginaw, Mich., a retired professor of surgery at Michigan State University; June 8. As a lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II, he had served in Nagasaki.
Milton L. Michener W’43, West Brandywine, Pa., a retired high-school guidance counselor; Aug. 1, 2010. He was a member of the Glee Club at Penn. During World War II he served in the US Army; wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, he received the Silver Star for bravery.
Jerome J. Shestack C’43, Philadelphia, Pa., a retired partner with the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; Aug. 18. A former president of the ABA, he also was the US representative on the UN Human Rights Council. He was a former president of Har Zion Temple in Wynnefield; and he served on the board of SEPTA. During World War II, as a gunnery officer with a US Navy in the Pacific, he was wounded in a kamikaze attack on his aircraft carrier.
Richard P. Tatar W’43, Palm Desert, Calif., retired co-owner of his family firm, Daytona Glove Co.; Aug. 14. During World War II he was a pilot in the US Air Force, attaining the rank of sergeant.
Dr. Bernard J. Zackon C’43 V’44, Midlothian, Va., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 3, 2009.
Dr. John M. Howard M’44 GM’51, Toledo, Ohio, a retired professor of surgery at the University of Toledo; March 17. During the Korean War he directed the US Army Surgical Research Team that pioneered the MASH unit, for which he was awarded a Legion of Merit.
Dr. Diego A. Ingaglio C’44 D’47, Palermo, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Drexel Hill, Pa.; April 5. During the Korean War he served in the US Army.
Clinton O. Steadman Jr. W’44, Pittsford, N.Y., June 13. He had retired from Goodrich Garlock Sealing Technologies. During World War II he served as a captain in the US Army Air Corps.
Mary L. Jones Barrickman DH’45, State College, Pa., a retired dental hygienist with the Clariton School District. July 21.
Mary L. Fanger Brooks CW’45, Napa, Calif., a vice principal at St. Mary’s Academy in Alexandria, Va.; June 18.
Doris Steinmeyer Dill Ed’45, New Holland, Pa., May 13. She had worked for West Chester University.
James E. McCambridge W’45, Lancaster, Pa., owner of the former Stewart Sandwiches, Inc., in Allentown; March 2. At Penn he was captain of the sailing team. During World War II he served in the US Navy and received a Purple Heart.
Ralph B. Rothstein Sr. W’45, Chevy Chase, Md., retired head of his family’s dental laboratories in Washington; Dec. 19, 2010. During World War II he served as a captain in the US Army.
Dr. Alan Rubin C’45 M’47 GM’52, Philadelphia, retired clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn; May 16. As a research associate early in his career, he studied cancer in women and was one of the first to recognize a hereditary link for breast cancer. He was appointed a clinical professor in 1979. Before retiring in 1989, he had also served as chief of gynecology at Graduate Hospital and chaired the obstetrics and gynecology department at Albert Einstein Medical Center. An active alumnus, Dr. Rubin was a past president of Penn’s Medical Alumni Society and served on its executive committee for nearly five decades. He was former chair of the medical advisory committee of Planned Parenthood of Philadelphia, the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Citizens Council on City Planning in Philadelphia. He met his wife, Dr. Helen M. Rubin GM’48, when they were residents. His sons are Dr. Alan M. Rubin GME’67 Gr’71, whose wife is Dr. Laura Shiskin Rubin Gr’73; Blake D. Rubin L’80 WG’80, whose wife is Deborah F. McIlroy L’79; and Dr. Stephen C. Rubin M’76 GM’82, who is chief of gynecological oncology at Penn Medicine. Stephen’s son is Michael P. Rubin C’13.
Richard R. Brown W’46, Rochester, N.Y., retired president of Comstock Foods; June 25. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society.
Hon. Curtis C. Carson Jr. L’46, Philadelphia, a retired senior judge in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court; June 19. In 1952 he was one of the first African Americans to be appointed assistant district attorney in the city.
Bernard Wolfman C’46 L’48, Cambridge, Mass., former dean of the Penn Law School; Aug. 20. A renowned scholar of tax law and a leading expert on professional responsibility and ethics, he practiced law for 15 years at the Philadelphia firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen before beginning a career in legal academia. In 1963, after serving for three years as an adjunct professor while remaining in private practice, he joined the Penn Law faculty as the Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Tax Law and Tax Policy. He remained at the Law School through 1975, including serving as dean from 1970 to 1975. Following his deanship, he spent a year at the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford University before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 1976 as the Fessenden Professor of Law, from which he held emeritus status. During his tenure as dean of Penn Law, clinical courses, which were beginning to emerge in American legal education, were added to the curriculum, and student writing emphasized. Professor Wolfman wrote and co-wrote dozens of articles and numerous books, including Dissent Without Opinion: The Behavior of Justice William O. Douglas in Federal Tax Cases; Federal Income Taxation of Corporate Enterprise; Ethical Problems in Federal Tax Practice; and Standards of Tax Practice. Throughout his academic career, he remained active as an attorney, serving as an expert for both private and non-profit clients. He was a consultant on tax policy with the US Treasury from 1963 to 1968 and again from 1977 to 1980; from 1974 to 1994 he served as a consultant to the American Law Institute’s federal income-tax project; and in 2003 he was a senior adviser to the assistant attorney general for the tax division of the US Department of Justice. He also served as a special consultant to Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh of the Iran-Contra investigations, 1987-89. Professor Wolfman served on many councils of the ABA, including on the individual rights and responsibilities section. He was also president of the Federal Tax Institute of New England and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Tax Counsel. In 1971 the Jewish Theological Seminary awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws. During World War II he had served in the US Army and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. His wife is Toni G. Wolfman L’75 and two of his sons are Jonathan L. Wolfman C’72 GEd’73 and Brian Wolfman C’78. His sister is Lila Wolfman Booth Ed’51, whose son is David B. Rosenbaum C’79.
Edward J. Cooke Jr. W’47 L’50, East Goshen, Pa., a retired attorney who had maintained a practice in Connecticut; June 21. During World War II he served in the Pacific as a pilot with the US Army Air Corps.
Biena Sylvia Milestone Goldman Ed’47 GEd’48, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired substitute teacher in the Lower Merion School District; Oct. 2, 2010. At Penn she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. She was predeceased by her husband, Raphael T. Goldman W’42. One of her daughters is Nanci Goldman CW’76 GEd’76, one of her granddaughters is Bettina Packman WG’13, and one of her sons-in-law is Steven A. Bergstein C’75. One of her sisters-in-law is Rose Goldman Levenson CW’47 and her brother-in-law is J. Henry Goldman W’43.
Robert A. Haughwout L’47, Stockton, Calif., a retired attorney with the San Joaquin Superior Court; Feb. 26, 2005. During World War II he served in the US Merchant Marine.
Warren D. Magnusson W’47, Springfield, Va., retired deputy director of finance at the CIA; July 15. His work included the recovery of buried gold in postwar Germany and the covert payment of foreign agents. During World War II he had served with the US Navy aboard an anti-submarine ship in the Atlantic.
Marguerite E. Rothrock HUP’47, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired nurse; Aug. 15.
Leonard H. Schulman C’47, Avon, Conn., retired manager of his family’s chain of men’s clothing stores; Nov. 11, 2010. During World War II he served as a US Naval ensign and communications officer in the Pacific.
Samuel Spielman W’47, Blue Bell, Pa., April 1.
Murray E. Suskin W’47, West Palm Beach, Fla., March 10. During World War II he served as a radio operator with the US Army’s 96th Division (the “Deadeyes”) in the Philippines and at Okinawa, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Erwin Wainer WEv’47, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired general manager-controller of Stacy’s Shop and Mercer Hardware in Trenton, N.J.; Aug. 19. During World War II he was a master sergeant in finance with the US Army.
R. Bruce Wall W’47, Doylestown, Pa., a retired director at Fernley & Fernley, a management firm for nonprofits; Nov. 12, 2010. During World War II he was a sergeant with the US Army in the Pacific; he returned to service during the Korean War.
Harry H. Wellington C’47, New York, former dean of the Yale Law School and the New York Law School; Aug. 8. He wrote Interpreting the Constitution: The Supreme Court and the Process of Adjudication.
Henry J. Zale GEd’47, Reading, Pa., retired superintendent of schools for the Shenandoah Valley School District; Dec. 10, 2010. During World War II he served in the US Army field artillery.
Jeanne Nordstrom Baldino HUP’48, Wyndmoor, Pa., June 18. A retired nurse who specialized in home care. Earlier she had been involved in patient care and research at Penn for many years.
Col. Robert H. Clagett Jr. GEE’48, Crawford, Colo., a retired technical writer for Washington area think-tanks; June 19. He served in the Army for 29 years, during World War II as an infantry officer and duty in the Korean War; his received the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars.
John D. Corrie C’48 GMt’48, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., June 1.
Wayne R. Hess Jr. W’48, Glen Mills, Pa., Feb. 2.
Leonard C. Kurfuerst ME’48, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 2.
David A. Mulford Sr. W’48, Salem, N.J., a former clerk of the county Board of Freeholders; Dec. 14, 2010. During World War II he served in the US Navy.
Donald Rappaport G’48 WG’49, Washington, a retired partner in the old Price Waterhouse & Co., in Philadelphia and then Washington; Aug. 12. From 1997 to 2000 he was CFO and CIO for the US Department of Education. During the Korean War he served as a line officer aboard a destroyer.
Dr. Joseph J. Rovinsky C’48 M’52 GM’56, New York, former chair of obstetrics-gynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center; January.
Lawrence Schaffer W’48, Woodbridge, Conn., a retired principal of his family’s real estate firm; July 22. As a lieutenant in the US Army Air Force during World War II, he served as a pilot and commander of a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific.
Charles A. Shermer III W’48, Cape May, N.J., retired executive vice president of the old First Pennsylvania Bank; Dec. 7, 2010. During World War II he served in the US Merchant Marine, including action during the invasion of Sicily, where he was wounded during a torpedo and aerial attack.
Jacqueline Stein Strauss CW’48, Reston, Va., March 29.
John L. Berry W’49, Belchertown, Mass., a retired stockbroker in Bethesda, Md.; Aug. 11. During World War II he served with the US Army in Italy and received the European Theater Ribbon with seven campaign stars.
Dr. Leroy R. Brendlinger GEd’49, Frederick, Pa., retired founding president of Montgomery County Community College; Aug. 17. During World War II he served with the US Army Ordnance Department in Europe.
G. Morris Dorrance Jr. C’49 WG’51, Villanova, Pa., a trustee of the University and retired chair and chief executive of the old Philadelphia National Bank and the old CoreStates Financial Corp; Aug. 11. His father, Dr. George Morris Dorrance M’1900, was a longtime professor of maxillofacial surgery in the School of Dental Medicine. While a student at Penn, Morris was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and Mask & Wig. He began his career at PNB as an assistant cashier in 1951; in 1969 he became chair of PNB and its parent company, CoreStates Financial Corp. (now Wells Fargo); he retired in 1987. He is credited with pairing conservative banking practices with then-innovative services such as the MAC (Money Access Card) system. In 1985, under his leadership, CoreStates sponsored an annual Philadelphia bicycle race that became a cycling classic. Morris Dorrance was also a director of a number of companies, including the old Rohm and Haas, and Provident Mutual Life Insurance. After becoming a Penn trustee in 1979, he chaired the audit committee and served on the executive, development, and nominating committees and the long-range planning council. He was an overseer for Wharton School and a director of SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management. He sat on the board of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He served on Penn’s 250th Anniversary Commission and the committee that brought President Sheldon Hackney Hon’93 to Penn. An avid fundraiser, Morris Dorrance participated in the 1980s Building Penn’s Future campaign and was a member of the President’s Council in the 1990s during the Campaign for Penn: Keeping Franklin’s Promise. He endowed the G. Morris Dorrance Scholarship and gave to many other areas of the University. He was board chair of the Fox Chase Cancer Center for over 20 years. During World War II, he had served in the US Army Air Corps in Britain, loading armaments for the Allied air campaign. His son is George M. Dorrance III WG’79.
Horace G. Goodwin Jr. W’49, Avalon, N.J., a retired marketing and sales executive for US Steel Corp.; June 26. During World War II he served with the US Navy in the Pacific; he returned to active duty during the Korean War, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
William W. Groner WG’49, Kansas City, Mo., retired secretary-treasurer of the Realex Corp.; July 1, 2010. During World War II he served in the US Navy; he also served in the Korean War and retired as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve.
Dr. Ray P. Landes M’49 GM’56, Harleysville, Pa., a retired staff physician at the Veterans Administration Out-Patient Clinic in Allentown; June 14. During the Korean War he served as a medical officer in the US Navy, attending to troops being transported to and from Korea.
Virginia A. Lang Ed’49, Glenside, Pa., retired director of nurses at Delaware Valley Medical Center; March 9.
Dr. Norma Bergstrom Menghetti V’49, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 19. She became a restorer of vintage carousels.
Earl M. Pollack C’49, Chalfont, Pa., June 11.
Edward Sickles W’49, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., April 22.
Marvin Sorin W’49, Solon, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2010.
William Ussler Jr. EE’49, Pottstown, Pa., an electrical engineer who later ran a chain of auto-supply stores; Oct. 16, 2010. Earlier he had been involved in the design of the electronic computer EDVAC, the successor to ENIAC. During World War II he served with the US Navy as a radio operator in the Pacific.
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Charles J. Anderson WEv’50, Naples, Fla., retired senior vice president of the Delaware Management Co.; June 29. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
David P. Fairbank W’50, Joplin, Mo., a retired personnel manager for the Atlas Powder Co.; Oct. 15, 2010. At Penn he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, played drums in the Penn Band, and was a disc jockey for WXPN.
Helen Sankey Jordan HUP’50 Nu’69 GNu’75, Hatfield, Pa., retired director of nursing at Moss Rehab; June 22.
Joseph J. Katz W’50, Pikesville, Md., Jan. 26.
Louise B. McClure GEd’50, Rydal, Pa., a retired teacher at Log Cabin Junior High School; Feb. 19.
Dr. Robert W. Neilson Jr. M’50, St. Augustine, Fla., a retired thoracic surgeon; Sept. 7, 2009. During World War II he was a second lieutenant in the 98th Infantry Division of the US Army. He spent three tours as a volunteer surgeon in the Vietnam War.
Douglas D. Royal L’50, Newtown Square, Pa, a retired attorney; March 26.
Harold I. Shakeshaft ME’50, Annapolis, Md., retired maintenance manager of a General Electric power and water facility on the Red Sea; June 28, 2010. He had served in the US Navy, as a minesweeper skipper.
Dr. David T. Tayloe M’50, Washington, N.C., a retired pediatrician; June 25, 2010. He had served with the US Navy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and Camp Lejeune.
Marshall J. Craig W’51, Fountain Hills, Ariz., retired owner of a furniture-distribution company. July 20. He had served as a radarman with the US Coast Guard.
Com. Norman F. Daly W’51, North Palm Beach, Fla., a retired teacher in Long Beach Island, N.J., following a 27-year career in the US Navy; May 25.
James W. Egli GEd’51, Salem, Ohio, retired soccer coach at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; July 24. He was instrumental in introducing soccer into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Dr. Abol H. Fotouhi GM’51, Binghamton, N.Y., a retired surgeon; Aug. 18, 2010.
C. Gilpin Gibbon L’51, Chadds Ford, Pa., a retired trusts and estates attorney; Aug. 19. He taught at Temple University for many years.
Loren E. Karickhoff WG’51, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, retired owner of an insurance agency; Aug. 17.
Richard F. McClure WG’51, Lewisburg, Pa., a retired executive in the furniture industry; Aug. 19, 2010. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. During the Korean War he served in the Strategic Air Command.
Deborah Bradley Oberholtzer CW’51, Bethesda, Md., a former teacher; July 21.
Dr. Sheldon D. Sax M’51 GM’58, Flushing, N.Y., a retired physician and surgeon who was also a former clinical assistant professor of surgery at New York University School of Medicine; Aug. 6. He had served in the US Army.
Irving W. Shandler G’51, Media, Pa., July 1, 2010.
Carl A. Steinhagen GEE’51, Granbury, Tex., retired director of the US Army Concept Analysis Agency, where his work covered the Apache and Comanche helicopters; July 19, 2010.
George M. Wallhauser Jr. W’51, Monroe, N.J., Aug. 7. He was retired from the insurance industry, having worked for Aetna, Grand Pacific Insurance Co. of Hawaii, and New England Mutual Life. At Penn he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands.
Dr. Frank X. Hasselbacher GM’52, Louisville, Ky., a retired psychiatrist who had maintained a practice in Camp Hill, Pa.; April 6.
Dr. Norman D. Heidelbaugh C’52 V’54, Fairfax Station, Va., emeritus professor of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University; Jan. 28. Earlier he had served for 23 years in the US Air Force, including working with NASA on the Apollo and Skylab programs. He received the Legion of Merit three times.
Edward R. Heydinger WG’52, Findlay, Ohio, a retired economist for the Marathon Oil Company; July 20.
Lt. Col. Leigh W. Hunt Jr. W’52, San Antonio, Tex., a retired fighter pilot in the US Air Force; May 15. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, the Newman Club, the Friars Senior Society, and the varsity swimming and lacrosse teams.
Robert J. Kichler W’52, Pepper Pike, Ohio, June 6.
Charlotte Perilstein Kirschner Ed’52, Wynnewood, Pa., May 12, 2009.
Andrew Ondish W’52, Dover, Del., retired controller of the emulsion polymers division of Reichhold Chemicals Corp.; July 7. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps.
Donald L. Rech W’52, Medford, N.J., retired head of a business-forms company; Feb. 15. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy.
H. Evans Rhell Jr. WEv’52, Southampton, Pa., Aug. 17, 2010. During World War II he served in the District Intelligence Office of the US Navy.
Dr. Desiderius I. Zubritzky GM’52, Mt. Vernon, Pa., former chief of medicine at McKeesport Hospital; April 11, 2009.
Francis B. J. Branagan Jr. W’53, Middletown, Pa., longtime president of the real-estate development division of the Warner Company; June 17. At Penn he was president of the Newman Club. During the Korean War he served in the US Marine Corps.
William H. Chadwick W’53, Colfax, N.C., Nov. 21, 2010. He was retired from Allied/Signal Corp.
Eleanor McNealy DeFabbo CW’53, North East, Pa., Dec. 25, 2007.
William J. Kerin WG’53, Norwalk, Conn., June 17. He had worked for Western Electric.
Louis E. Levy L’53, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; March 10. He had served on the boards of Cliveden and Upsala, two historic houses in Germantown.
Dr. Jack M. Mallow D’53, Reading, Pa., a retired dentist; Feb. 4.
Dr. J. Henry O’Hern D’53 GD’55, Middletown, N.J., clinical professor of orthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine; May 6. He taught at Penn from 1955 until several years ago; he also maintained a private practice in Red Bank. He received Penn Dental’s Alumni Award of Merit from in 2003. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps. His wife is Maureen O’Hern HUP’54; one of his sons is J. Henry O’Hern III C’79, and one of his daughters is Catherine M. O’Hern C’86.
Gladys Miller Stein CW’53, Ft. Lee, N.J., retired English teacher at Saunders Trade and Technical School in Yonkers, N.Y., for 25 years; Aug. 28. In 1994, she was named State Teacher of the Year.
Julia Denny Sweeney OT’53, Litchfield Park, Ariz., former head of the OT department and assistant director of education at the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.; May 3.
Rev. John C. Kolb FA’54, West Brandywine, Pa., longtime rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Wynnewood; April 28.
Dr. David W. Kraemer M’54 GM’58, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; June 11.
Dr. Thomas B. McDonough CE’54 GCE’56 Gr’65, Lawrenceville, N.J., a retired engineer who had worked for General Electric before starting his own consulting firm; June 15. At Penn he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Kite & Key, the Friars Senior Society, and the heavyweight rowing team.
Michael J. Stack Jr. L’54, Philadelphia, former general counsel for the Philadelphia Parking Authority; July 13.
Dr. Richard P. Udall D’54, Glens Falls, N.Y., a retired orthodontist; Aug. 13. During the Korean War he was an ensign in the US Navy.
William T. Watson III WG’54, Knoxville, Tenn., a retired executive who had worked for numerous corporations, including Otis Elevator and Atlantic Steel; July 19.
Dr. Elmer H. Lerner V’55, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired veterinarian; June 27.
Eric Ostergaard CE’55, Baltimore, retired president of Sessinghaus & Ostergaard Inc., a construction firm; June 9.
Bernard L. Segal WG’55 L’59, San Francisco; a criminal-defense attorney who also taught litigation at Golden Gate University for 30 years; Aug. 12. A public defender, he had specialized in civil rights and anti-war protest cases; he also defended the convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald.
Thomas J. Agnew W’56, Paoli, Pa., retired head of Philadelphia Corrugated Containers; July 22. At Penn he played varsity football under George Munger Ed’33 and was a member of the wrestling team and Kappa Sigma fraternity. He had served with the US Marine Corps in Okinawa, 1956-58.
Lawrence R. Brown Jr. L’56, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a retired executive with Provident Mutual Insurance in Philadelphia; July 15.
Frank E. Fuller W’56, Annapolis, Md., June 19. At Penn he was a goalie for the first lacrosse team and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Dr. William P. Gibbons M’56, Altoona, Pa., a retired plastic surgeon at Altoona Hospital; June 25.
Dr. Mildred Gross Gordon CW’56, Reading, Pa., a retired psychiatrist at Reading Hospital; Aug. 11.
Richard E. McCullough W’56, Warminster, Pa., July 18. He had owned restaurants in the Philadelphia and Jersey shore areas.
Dr. Erwin R. Schmidt Jr. GM’56, Lafayette Hill, Pa., emeritus associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine; June 12. He joined the Penn staff in 1953. Appointed an assistant professor in 1964, he became associate professor in 1970, and retired as emeritus in 2000. From the late-1950s until the late-1970s he was the physician for Penn’s football team, and he worked at the student health center, 1982-88. During World War II he served in Europe with the US Army’s 42nd “Rainbow” Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge; he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Alfred Weitkunat C’56, Shillington, Pa., a retired senior vice president of trust investment for the old Wachovia Bank; May 1. During the Korean War he had served in the US Army.
Shirley S. Burley G’57, Barre, Vt., July 1.
Dr. Harold M. Faigel D’57, North Andover, Mass., a retired dentist; March 3.
Charles W. Lynch G’57, Greensboro, N.C., April 12, 2009.
Dr. J. Thomas Murphy M’57, Wayne, Pa., Jan. 29, 2010.
Michael F. Beausang Jr. ME’58, Devon, Pa., an attorney who had specialized in tax and corporate law; June 20. At Penn he was president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, and a member of the Hexagon Society, Quarterdeck Society, Towne School Council, Scabbard & Blade, and the men’s lacrosse team. He helped found the old Constitution Bank of Philadelphia. He had served in the US Navy, including time aboard the landing ship USS Spiegel Grove in Beirut.
Stanley A. Bodalski G’58, Havertown, Pa., a retired professor of business at St. Joseph’s University; June 25, 2010.
Dr. Phillips W. Brooks D’58, Halifax, Pa., a retired dentist; July 30, 2004.
Dr. Theodore Donmoyer M’58 GM’62, Allentown, Pa., a retired cardiologist; April 1.
Dr. Frank C. Freer D’58, Phippsburg, Maine, a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Mendham, N.J.; June 13.
William D. Frizlen L’58, Pittsburgh, June 27, 2002.
Bernard Glassman W’58 L’61, Elkins Park, Pa., retired senior counsel at the Philadelphia law firm of Blank Rome and a former chair of its estate and tax department; Aug. 18.
Martin A. Hitchcock WG’58, Winchester, Mass., retired head of a wire-mesh products firm; Feb. 5, 2010.
Anthony P. Hopkins C’58, Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 23, 2010.
Dr. Henry R. Jaenicke WG’58 Gr’63, Dallas, a retired professor of business administration and accounting at Franklin & Marshall College and then Drexel University; May 30. He co-wrote several editions of Montgomery’s Auditing.
Baron E. Kessler L’58, Carmel, Calif., a retired business consultant; Oct. 5, 2009.
Michael S. Lenrow WG’58, Athens, Ohio, a former city manager of Dayton; April 6.
Francis J. McGurkin WG’58, Bolton, Conn., retired head of an insurance firm; Nov. 16, 2008.
Kenneth J. Nicholson W’58, Wellesley, Mass., retired senior vice president of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; June 24.
Henry G. Schaefer W’58, Colchester, Vt., a retired financial analyst with US Steel Corp. in New York and IBM in Vermont; June 5. At Penn he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
J. Walton St. Clair Jr. WG’58, Hockessin, Del., retired president and chief executive officer of WSFS Bank in Wilmington; April 24.
Dr. Kenneth R. Callahan GD’59, Cleveland, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon; June 1.
Ruth A. Goldner Nu’59, Media, Pa., Feb. 28.
Fred B. Lyons WEv’59, Springfield, Pa., retired senior investment specialist and investment manager for the Pennsylvania Railroad and its successor companies; Nov. 23, 2010.
Dr. Bruce S. Ott GV’59, Longwood, Fla., July 7. After a long career in the US Army, retiring as a colonel, he worked in the pet-pharmaceutical industry as a vice president at Lambert Kay. His service during the Vietnam War earned him a Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit.
Jean S. Price SW’59, Jacksonville, Fla., retired director of social services at the Children’s Home Society of Florida; June 10.
Stanley C. Vass L’59, Leesburg, Va., April 20. He had retired from the US Department of Energy.
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Dr. J. Richard Houston G’60, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired professor of physics at St. Joseph’s University; Aug. 11.
Eleanor G. Huntington CW’60, Rye, N.Y., Aug. 24. Her husband, Robert H. Huntington Jr. WG’61, died in 2010.
Thomas M. Prytherch W’60, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the retired assistant buyer for the city of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; July 16.
Max V. Rittmann WG’60, Orinda, Calif., a former vice president and senior portfolio manager of Crocker Investment Management; Nov. 13, 2010.
William J. Shaffer C’60, Media, Pa., retired head of a sales training and marketing firm; Feb. 24, 2010. He had served in the US Air Force during the 1950s.
David L. Soulen W’61, Roswell, Ga., May 26. He had retired from the advertising business.
Dr. James P. Boland GM’62, Charleston, W.V., a retired professor of surgery at West Virginia University; April 5. In a cardiothoracic-surgery fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in 1963, he attended Texas Governor John Connally, who was shot during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Ronald E. Ditz EE’62 WG’67, Summerville, Pa., Aug. 10.
Gerald E. Hollenbach GCh’62, Bensalem, Pa., a retired chemical engineer with Allied Chemical Corp.; July 28.
Paul E. Palatt MtE’62, Reston, Va., May 24.
Jane Crump Yeagle CW’62, Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 5.
Charles R. Casper L’63, Indian Head Park, Ill., a retired attorney; June 28.
Arnold B. Cohen L’63, Valley Forge, Pa., retired professor of law at Villanova University; Aug. 23.
Andrew W. Colby W’63, Marblehead, Mass., a retired bank officer; Aug. 1.
Florence R. Harnish GEd’63, Myerstown, Pa., June 12.
James M. Kaufman C’63, New York, a retired investment banker; Aug. 19.
Frederica Koller Lombard L’64, Grosse Point, Mich., a retired professor of law and former associate dean at Wayne State University; June 17.
Brian P. Murphy L’64, Middletown, Del., a retired attorney; July 20.
Delbert S. Payne G’64, Willingboro, N.J., retired director of human relations at the Bristol, Pa., plant of the old Rohm and Haas; May 30. He was a recent chair of the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.
Dr. Karen Norris Williams CW’64, Southfield, Mich., a retired consultant for the Wayne County Regional Education Services Agency; July 23. At Penn she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Dr. Alan M. Miller C’65 GM’73, Los Angeles, a retired endocrinologist with the Riverside Medical Clinic; June 26.
Robb L. Prince WG’65, Edina, Minn., retired vice president of Jostens Corp.; Aug. 24, 2010.
Robert W. Emery C’66, Nahant, Mass., an assistant dean and director of the writing center at Boston University; June 14, 2010. At Penn, he was captain of the men’s varsity soccer team.
Dr. Jessie J. Poesch Gr’66, New Orleans, the retired Maxine and Ford Graham Chair of Fine Art at Tulane University; April 23. She wrote The Art of the Old South: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and the Products of Craftsmen, 1560-1860.
Leonard S. Raskin W’66 WG’67, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Sept. 26, 2010.
Frank L. Harwell Jr. WG’67, Albuquerque, N.M., a retired director of investor relations for Chase Manhattan Bank; May 28.
Patrick M. McCarthy C’67, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a real estate broker in Maryland and Florida; May 23.
Anne Polen Addicks CW’68 G’71, Philadelphia, Pa., June 21. She had taught opera and German at a number of local colleges, including Penn.
Cora J. Senft Sowers Nu’68, Warrenton, Va., a retired nurse who had worked for 20 years in Philadelphia; Jan. 30, 2010.
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Robert J. DePass CE’70, Bow, N.H., a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Marine Corps; Aug. 17.
Andreè M. Gibson GNu’70, Medford, N.J., retired director of nurses at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing; June 10.
Ellen Tarlow Weidner CW’70, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired head of a gifted and talented school program in Hallowell, Maine; May 5.
Rev. Harold J. Wilson G’70, Oxford, UK, an Episcopal priest who had served the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Field in Philadelphia; May 21. Also an assistant priest at the Church of St. Mary’s Hamilton Village, he had been assistant professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Ralph M. Dereshinsky WG’71, Bolivia, N.C., former vice president and deputy general counsel for the Estée Lauder Companies in New York; June 12.
Paul J. Feighery WG’71, Dublin, June 22.
John D. Goetz W’71, Appomattox, Va., an accounting manager for Buckingham Branch Railroad; July 30.
William L. Swanson WG’71, Arlington, Va., June 3. He had worked in the mobile telecommunications industry.
Ross F. Friedman C’72, Evanston, Ill., a retired private investigator who had also conducted embezzlement investigations for the US Department of Labor; June 4. During the Vietnam War, he was a commissioned infantry officer in the US Army; he received a Purple Heart.
Jackson L. Burnside III GAr’73, Nassau, Bahamas, an architect; May 19.
Robert K. Arters Jr. WG’74, Phoenixville, Pa., a retired accountant; July 21.
Sumner R. Ziegra Jr. GCh’74, Washington Crossing, Pa., a retired chemical engineer for Mafco World Wide; May 12, 2010.
Nicholas H. Kapetan W’75, Fairfield, Conn., a retired teacher, who had earlier worked in marketing in Manhattan; Aug. 22.
Robert R. Price III C’75, Queenstown, Md., an attorney in his family law firm; Aug. 18.
Marcia B. Beverly Nu’77, Lynn Haven, Fla., an office nurse in a medical practice; Aug. 1, 2009.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Kenyon Gr’77, St. Paul, Minn., a retired sociologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service; Jan. 2.
Dr. Sinclaire M. Scala WG’77, Tarpon Springs, Fla., retired director of business planning for Northrop Grumman; Feb. 19.
Mary Elizabeth McDonald WG’78, Stowe, Vt., Jan. 2, 2009. She had worked for American Management Systems, the technology and management consulting firm.
Jeanne Rand Naglak C’79, West Windsor, N.J., an attorney of counsel to the law firm of Huff, Moran & Orron; Aug. 20. She served on the board of the College of New Jersey.
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David C. Arpin W’80, Fernandina Beach, Fla., a retired marketing executive for MediaMark Research Inc., in New York; June 2.
Leslie Esdaile Banks W’80, Philadelphia, a bestselling writer of vampire and romance novels, and paranormal thrillers; Aug. 2. Her 42 books included the 13-volume series The Vampire Huntress Legend. In 2009 she received the Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention Career Achievement Award for Paranormal Fiction. (See “Marketing the Macabre,” Nov|Dec 2008)
Donna N. Newman SW’80, Philadelphia, a social-worker administrator for the city’s adoption services; July 6.
Michael J. Quinlan WG’80, Kirkland, Wash., a former director of technology at the Wharton School; Aug. 16. He had retired from IBM before he took on the Wharton position, as president of its sales division and as CFO of its Asia Pacific business.
Raphael E. Randolph C’81, Chesapeake, Va., April 6.
Barbara Shay Flannery WEv’82, Shelby, Mich., Feb. 21.
Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker G’82, Washington, an expert on weapons of mass destruction; July 31. Recently a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, he was awaiting a security clearance for a position at the Department of Homeland Security. In 1995 he served as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq. He was a former editor of Scientific American and High Technology magazine.
David Mantell C’83, Chicago, a financial analyst with Loop Capital Markets who specialized on the cable and media industries; July 23. He appeared frequently on CNN Financial News. His sister is Eva Mantell C’85.
Bruce Phillip Sayre G’83, Owensboro, Ky., national copy-desk editor for The New York Times, 1989-2010; June 7. The top editor to make it into Manhattan on 9/11, he and his staff were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for their coverage of the tragedy.
Fran E. Lipman C’84, New York, May 7. She had worked in advertising in Manhattan.
Andrew M. Trattner CGS’84, Lake Mary, Fla., Aug. 3. He had worked in IT and software development.
Paul K. Denny WEv’86, Coatesville, Pa., a chef at the Chester Valley Golf Club; May 15.
Ruth L. Ebert CGS’88, St. Davids, Pa., a former academic proofreader at Penn’s Graduate School of Education; June 30. One of her grandsons is Adam Zisman C’10.
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Carolyn A. Dizon W’90, New York, an attorney; July 5, 2011.
John F. McKeogh G’90, Churchville, Pa., retired director of public affairs at the old Rohm and Haas; Aug. 4.
Melanie C. Baron-Alpert Nu’92, Greer, S.C., a family nurse practitioner who had worked for local medical practices; June 16.
Dr. Stanley J. Shepski III W’93, Northumberland, Pa., an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Aug. 11. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2008.
Dr. Kenneth C. O’Shaughnessy GrW’94, Ada, Mich., a professor of management at Western Michigan University; Aug. 1.
Lisa A. Scriboni WAM’98, Marlton, N.J., a legal recruiter and managing director for Major, Lindsey & Africa in New York, and the owner of her own executive coaching business, Leadership Insight Partners; July 30.
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Dr. David M. Smith GrEd’00, Philadelphia, former director of professional development in Penn’s human-resources dept; June 16. He taught briefly at the Graduate School of Education in the early 1980s before going to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia as a senior trainer and media coordinator. He returned to Penn in 1990, first as manager of employment and in 1994 becoming director of human resources. He was responsible for cofounding the corporate-learning program at the Graduate School of Education. Also a co-founder of the Center for Professional Development, he directed and taught courses there, 1998-2000. He then left Penn and briefly worked for the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network before becoming a private consultant in 2002. His wife is Wanda D. Whitted C’77 and one of his daughters is Sage E. Barber-Smith C’99.
Dr. Todd C. Bates Gr’03, Deland, Fla., assistant professor of philosophy at Bethune Cookman University; June 14. He also taught at Stetson University, and recently wrote Duns Scotus and the Problem of Universals. His wife is Dr. Susan Peppers-Bates Gr’00.
Patricia R. Kane-Vanni CGS’06, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., an attorney who specialized in contract law; June 11.
Kojo O. Minta C’09, a history student at the University of Oxford who had just completed a master’s there and was to have begun doctoral studies in October; Aug. 10, in an accident while on vacation in the Pyrennes. At Penn he was a reporter for The Daily Pennsylvanian and a member of the Philomathean Society.
Benjamin V. Titera WG’10, Seattle, a vice president at Real Networks; June 18.
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Faculty and Staff
Ruth L. Ebert. See Class of 1988.
Dr. John E. Fischer, Swarthmore, Pa., emeritus professor of materials science and engineering; June 28. In 1973 he joined the faculty at Penn as associate professor of electrical engineering and in 1984 was appointed professor of materials science and engineering; he became emeritus in 2007. He was recognized as a world leader in the science and engineering of carbon-based materials and was cited as one of the world’s top 20 scientists in nanotechnology; his seminal studies of the physics and chemistry of carbon-based materials has provided the basis for many advances in battery and energy-storage technologies. Dr. Fischer published more than 400 papers and received numerous awards, including the Fellowship of the American Physical Society. His children are John E. Fischer Jr. C’87 G’87, Ruth E. Fischer C’90 WEv’07, and Jason W. Fischer C’92.
Dr. J. Henry O’Hern. See Class of 1953.
Dr. Alan Rubin. See Class of 1945.
Dr. Erwin R. Schmidt Jr. See Class of 1956.
Dr. David M. Smith. See Class of 2000.
Bernard Wolfman. See Class of 1946.
Nov|Dec 2011 Contents
Profiles : Events : Notes : Obituaries
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