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1920s

Dr. Philip F. Parshley C’25 M’27, Portland, Ore., a retired physician who maintained a practice in West Hartford, Conn., for 40 years; August 6, 1998. He served on the teaching staff of Hartford Hospital.

R. Eileen McConnell Ed’26 G’28, Myerstown, Pa., September 4, 1998.

Hon. Joseph P. Willson W’26, Smethport, Pa., a retired senior judge of the U.S. district court, who had served on the bench in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa., from 1953 to 1991; August 3, 1998. He also presided over cases in other states: deciding a border dispute between Nebraska and Iowa and a land dispute between South Carolina and the Native American Catawba people. He enjoyed a reputation for prompt decisions. At Penn he played tackle for the varsity team and was elected captain in 1925, the year he played in the Rose Bowl.

Dr. William T. Read Jr. C’27 M’30 GM’31, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired Camden County chief medical examiner; August 27, 1998. He was a past president of the Camden County Medical Society. He had been an instructor of pathology at the Medical School.

Irvin Stander Ed’27 L’29, Philadelphia, August 5, 1998.

Dr. Theodore M. Ginsburg C’28 M’31 GM’40, Allentown, Pa., a retired pediatrician who had maintained a private practice in Philadelphia for 50 years; September 15, 1998.

Andrew J. Klembara C’28, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

Benjamin Loscher W’28, Merion, Pa., June 12, 1997.

Wayne Locke Shaffer C’28, West Hartford, Conn., retired second vice president of the Travelers Insurance Co.; July 30, 1998.

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1930s

Albert W. Johnson W’30, Boca Raton, Fla., former Republican congressman and Pennsylvania state representative; September 1, 1998. He served in the Pennsylvania lower house from 1946 to 1963, and in Congress from 1963 to 1976.

Dr. I. Herbert Katz GM’32, Atlanta, a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice in Syracuse, N.Y., for 50 years; August 6, 1998. He had served as president of the Central New York Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society and of the Lancet Society of Syracuse. Owner of Roh Kai Kennels, he became an expert on canine eye diseases and was a frequent lecturer at the veterinary school of Cornell University.

Dr. Orville B. Landis D’32, a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Allentown, Pa., for 46 years; September 3, 1998.

John M. McNally Jr. C’32, Rydal, Pa., retired first deputy city solicitor for Philadelphia; August 7, 1998. Retiring from the Solicitor’s Office in 1981, he practiced law privately for six years.

Dr. William P. Morgan GM’32, Austin, Texas, August 10, 1990.

Albert Katz C’33, Somers, Conn., a retired field supervisor with the Connecticut labor department; September 5, 1998.

Richard G. Leonard W’34, Philadelphia, a former deputy chief of the Marshall Plan; September 11, 1998. He returned to the private sector in the 1950s, working for Walt Disney and Twentieth Century Fox in Europe. In more recent years he was a United Nations adviser to several East African countries. Retiring from that service in 1976, he was a guest lecturer at the Wharton School.

Dorothy R. Renz Ed’35, West Orange, N.J., February 3, 1998.

Dr. C. Wilson Anderson SW’36 GrS’53, Topeka, Kans., professor emeritus and dean of social work at the University of North Carolina; February 19, 1998. He also was professor emeritus of social work at Pennsylvania State University. And he served as Pennsylvania commissioner for youth and youth services.

Robert H. Meier Jr. Ar’37, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired architect; January 2, 1998.

James A. Felix W’38, Narberth, Pa., retired sales manager for Metro-Transit Advertising; August 1, 1998. He worked for the Philadelphia WFIL radio and WPVI TV stations (1944-68) in a range of positions, from announcer to FM-station manager.

Lewis S. Weiss W’38, a certified public accountant who had maintained a practice in Jenkintown, Pa., for more than 50 years, retiring in 1993; October 21, 1998. He was treasurer of his Class. And he collected antique scales.

George F. Greenwood Ed’39, Philadelphia, August 23, 1998.

Dr. Watslo A. Vinks GM’39, Sacramento, Calif., a retired abdominal surgeon; September 5, 1998.

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1940s

Dr. Peter J. Bonanno GM’40, Teaneck, N.J., retired chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Bergen Pines County Hospital; July 31, 1998. He had earlier served as president of medical staff and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. He was a past president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He invented a catheter–since named after him–which has been in wide use since the 1960s.

Walter J. Posch WEv’40, Southampton, Pa., September 13, 1998.

Richard F. Dixon W’42, Southbury, Conn., August 10, 1998.

Charles T. Gallagher Jr. WEv’42, Miami, May 4, 1998.

Dr. John C. Moore M’43, Longview, Wash., a retired physician who had served as a medical consultant for the state of California; September 16, 1998.

John K. Myers L’43, Windsor, Conn., retired senior vice president of the First Seneca Bank and Trust Co. in Oil City, Pa.; September 15, 1998.

Dr. Harry C. McDade Jr. C’45, retired chief of surgery at the Littleton (N.H.) Regional Hospital, who had specialized in trauma medicine; October 13, 1997. He was a past president of the New Hampshire Medical Society, and a founding member of the American Trauma Society. In 1995, the year following his retirement, he received the New England Surgical Society’s Nathan Smith Award for his exceptional contributions to surgery. Devoted to the wildlife of New England, he worked for more than 20 years on a research project on bird banding (to trace bloodborne parasites) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.

Dr. Stanton B. May GM’46, Glendale, Calif., May 1993.

Dr. Paul G. Yessler M’46, Silver Spring, Md., a retired psychiatrist who maintained a private practice in Washington for more than 30 years; September 8, 1998. He had retired from Walter Reed Army Medical Center as chief of psychiatry in 1967. He was president of the local chapter of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians.

Dr. D. Richard D’Alessandro C’47 M’50, Tampa, Fla., a physician; January 19, 1997.

Dr. Michael Kolligian Jr. D’47, Winchester, Mass., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Medford for 30 years; September 16, 1998.

Thomas H. Lyon C’48, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired chemist with Virginia Power; September 3, 1998.

Louis Conrad Doelp ChE’49, Trexlertown, Pa., retired head of corporate engineering for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; September 9, 1998.

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1950s

Dr. William E. Lloyd D’51, Wilmington, Del., February 10, 1998.

Charles J. Boning GEd’53, Sarasota, Fla., a retired teacher and coach at the Haverford School, near Philadelphia; August 9, 1998.

Francine Schamroth Hirshberg CW’53, Tenafly, N.J., September 18, 1998.

George P. Hough Jr. G’54, Narberth, Pa., a retired public-relations consultant and recently, freelance writer; September 20, 1998.

Vivian I. Moyer Nu’54, Philadelphia, September 16, 1998. She had taught medical and surgical nursing at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing and the old Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing. After retiring, she tutored practical nurses for the state-board examinations.

Donald Scott Watson GEE’54, Annandale, Va., retired director of technical information for the Defense Intelligence Agency; September 15, 1998.

Dr. Edward A. Mundy D’55, North Tonawanda, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Newark, N.J., for many years; August 10, 1998.

R. Wayne Tomlinson Ar’55, retired Philadelphia city project architect; September 10, 1998. He managed the beginnings of the restoration of its City Hall, including the redesigning of the observation deck on the tower and renovations to the east wing. He also had worked on the design of the Criminal Justice Center, and designs for city subway and train stations.

Robert W. Heck W’57, retired senior vice president at Wheat-First Union in Bethlehem, Pa.; August 30, 1998.

Dr. James P. Hamilton M’58, Charlotte, N.C., a physician; April 2, 1998.

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1960s

James E. O’Brien WG’61, Franklin, Mass., October 21, 1997.

Dr. Douglas W. Crawford D’62, Rexford, N.Y., a dentist; June 7, 1998.

Philip N. Paulson PT’63, Woodland Hills, Calif., August 14, 1996.

Dr. John D. Stine D’63, a dentist who maintained a practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., for 15 years; August 5, 1998. An associate professor of oral medicine at the University, he had also worked in oral diagnosis at the emergency clinic here for more than 30 years. He was a former president of Penn’s dental alumni society.

Curtis A. Locke WG’66, Rocky Mount, Va., December 3, 1996.

Roger A. Powers W’67, Wheeling, Ill., former secretary and treasurer of Bond Safeguard Insurance Co.; August 5, 1998. When that firm was sold in the early 1980s he was able to fulfill his dream of teaching, working at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, serving as chair of computer resources until 1990. For the last few years, he taught at Northeastern Illinois University and the DeVry Institute in Chicago.

Thomas H. Risa GEE’67, Monrovia, Calif., October 31, 1997.

Dr. James M. Roseman C’67 M’71, Vero Beach, Fla., former associate professor of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, who was prominent in the field of surgical oncology; July 16, 1998. He had a private surgical-oncology practice in Vero Beach for several years.

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1970s

Carol E. Hochberg C/W’79, a New York investment banker who, after a diagnosis of breast cancer, became a dedicated advocate for fellow sufferers; September 16, 1998. After earning an MBA from Harvard, she began working on Wall Street. Eight years later, with a six-figure income and a substantial personal portfolio, she decided in 1994 that there was "more to life than making rich men richer." So she quit her job and gave herself a year to figure out how to spend the rest of her life: she read, visited relatives and friends, and traveled to Antarctica, Brazil and the Galapagos Islands. Before the year was up, she learned that a lump on her left breast was cancerous. As one friend put it, "she leaned into it;" Carol herself said, "I was waiting for something to be committed and enthusiastic about. I guess I took cancer as a sign." She read every article, book and online site she could find about breast cancer. She volunteered with, then became a board member of, Share, the lobbying and self-help group for women with breast or ovarian cancer: she worked the phone lines (and often kept in touch with lonely women), and introduced a more sophisticated budgeting and financial-planning system. She helped raise money, persuading relatives and Wall Street friends to contribute–besides donating some of her own money. Carol immersed herself in the politics of breast cancer, working to get insurance coverage for women who were uninsured or entering clinical trials, and in the financing of medical research. She was a dedicated lobbyist, frequently traveling to Albany and Washington to persuade legislators and President Clinton to support breast-cancer issues, especially the need for increased funding of cancer research. Sometimes she was the only layperson on panels at medical conventions, often making seemingly dry technical matters vivid with her presence and words. When she learned late in 1997 that her cancer had spread, Carol intensified her activism.

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1990s

Jill Meredith Skolnick SW’93, Westfield, N.J., November 24, 1997.

Patricia H. Cox C’97, Ypsilanti, Mich., May 4, 1998, suddenly and unexpectedly, having only recently developed mild idiopathic seizure disorder. She had been working for the Detroit law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone; accepted by eight law schools, she had not decided which to attend that fall.

Camille Forbes L’98, Brooklyn, N.Y., an attorney for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; August 31, 1998.

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Faculty & Staff

Richard G. Leonard. See Class of 1934.

Dr. William T. Read Jr. See Class of 1927.

Dr. John D. Stine. See Class of 1963.


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