Previous month's obituaries | Next issue's obituaries
The Old Guard | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s
CHARLOTTE SHULTZ, G'15, Logansport, Ind., 1985.
SAMUEL M. CITRON, WEv'18, Cheltenham, Pa., a retired accountant for Bookbinder's restaurant in Philadelphia; July 19.
ROSE STEIN RAYMAN, Ed'26, Elkins Park, Pa., February 1994.
HAROLD H. HOFFMAN, L'27, Williamsport, Md., a retired attorney; April 25.
RABBI HARRY B. KELLMAN, W'27, Cherry Hill, N.J., longtime religious leader of Congregation Beth El, who had supervised the congregation's move from Camden and the new synagogue's design; June 24. He had set up a Jewish day school, that later became the Harry E. Kellman Academy. After retiring as rabbi to Beth El, he served as senior vice president of the old Pennsauken Bank, now United Jersey Bank, for 10 years. He was a former a trustee of the Camden County Bankruptcy Court. And he had served on the New Jersey Board of Higher Education.
WALTER W. SLOCUM, ME'28, Vineyard Haven, Mass., retired president of Weston Instruments, in Newark, N.J., part of the French engineering concern, Schlumberger; July 15.
COL. FRANCIS M. SASSE, C'30, L'33, Denver, May 26.
DR. BENJAMIN P. HOUSER, C'31, Key West, Fla., retired chief opthalmological surgeon at Gnaden Huetten and Pottsville (Pa.) Hospitals; May 18.
DR. CARL B. KELVIN, C'31, M'35, Wyncote, Pa., a general practitioner; March 8.
WILLIAM MARCH, C'31, Livingston Manor, N.Y.
EDWARD P. MEEHAN, C'31, Larchmont, N.Y., a retired consulting engineer to the Carrero Engineering Co. in Puerto Rico; April 23.
HON. ISAAC D. SHORT II, L'31, Georgetown, Del., retired vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery and a former judge of the Common Pleas Court in Sussex County; May 7.
DR. ROBERT BRUBAKER, C'32, M'36, Old Lyme, Conn., a retired physician who practiced occupational medicine in New Haven and Montville; May 22. He was a lecturer in epidemiology at Yale University and a visiting physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
DR. PETER M. FELTWELL JR., C'32, M'36, Sewickley, Pa., retired director of radiology at Sewickley Valley Hospital where he served for 50 years; July 12.
IVY M. HUDSON, Ed'32, Dover, Del., retired English teacher who once served as a psychologist in the Wilmington school system; May 28. She was a former president of the Delaware State Education Association.
DR. E. LEE KEISER JR., M'32, Myerstown, Pa., a retired general practitioner for 55 years; May 8. He was affiliated with Reading Hospital.
WALTER H. YOUNG, EE'32, Southampton, Pa., March 20.
JOSEPH F. CALLAHAN, L'33, Independence, Mo., a retired attorney who had served as contracting officer in the US Army Ammunition Plant in Lake City; July 17. Over forty years he wrote many plays which were performed in the Kansas City area.
HARRY I. DIEHL, W'33, Hatboro, Pa., a retired finance executive for General Electric Credit Corp.; July 3.
BERNARD MANDEL, C'33, G'34, Fairfax, Va., a retired operations research analyst with the US Department of the Navy; June 21.
DR. DANIEL MAZIA, C'33, Gr'37, Pacific Grove, Calif., emeritus professor of biology at Stanford University; June 9. He is renowned for his study of cell-division. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
DR. HOWARD C. SCHLACHTER, C'33, D'34, Lakehurst, N.J., retired dentist who had maintained practice in Orange for 54 years; June 19.
HUGH M. SULLIVAN, W'34, York, Pa., retired head of social studies for the York school district; June 21.
EDWARD A. SCHUMANN JR., ME'35, Chapel Hill, N.C., May 24.
STANLEY A. SIMON JR., W'35, Sarasota, Fla., April 26.
MAYNARD BLISS, W'36, East Greenwich, R.I., proprietor of a real estate company; May 28.
J. DOUGLAS COATH, W'36, Villanova, Pa., president of his family's business, Frank W. Winnie & Son, manufacturers of twine and rope; June 15.
JOHN A. LLOYD, WEF'36, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
CHARLES W. MILES III, L'36, Union City, Tenn., a retired attorney; July 5. He had served on the board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. And he served on the board of Memphis Methodist Hospital.
J. JEFFRIES EYSTER, WEv'37, Narberth, Pa., a retired stockbroker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. who had served as Narberth borough mayor; April 28. He was also a prime mover in establishing the award-winning garden landscaping around the Narberth train station; the project began with his picking up trash and pulling weeds at the station every night on his way home from his job in Philadelphia. He later often spent more than 20 hours a week working there with a shovel, ax, rake, and broom that he kept in the trunk of his car.
DR. HERMAN W. RANNELS, M'38, Marietta, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist in Lancaster; June 28. He had served in a number of academic appointments: assistant professor at New York College of Medicine, clinical professor at the University of California at Irvine, and as adjunct professor of community medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1977. He was a founding fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
MYRON GOLD, C'39, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March 19.
CHARLES J. FOX, W'40, Providence, R.I., retired head of a packaging manufacturing company; July 3.
JOHN S. ROGERS, W'40, Morristown, N.J., a retired supervisor in the overseas department of AT&T; June 11.
E. GORDON ALDERFER, C'41, Washington, D.C., a writer and authority on international development who helped establish the Peace Corps; July 7. He was assistant executive director of CARE, from 1956 to 1964, and a national vice president of the Society for International Development. And he served as a consultant to USAID from 1971 to 1975. A pacifist, he was a conscientious objector during the Second World War.
GEOFFREY I. DOLMAN, C'41, G'49, Ocean City, N.J., emeritus professor of English and a former dean of admissions at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.; July 9. In 1966, he received a Lindback award for distinguished teaching.
SAMUEL HUGHES, C'41, Southwest Harbor, Maine, a retired real estate appraiser and broker in Chester County, Pa.; June 14. He was a supervisor of Pennsbury township, Pa. Settling in Maine in 1976, he served on the local high-school board and the town's harbor and conservation committees. He was honored by Maine Common Cause and the State of Maine for his civic and environmental efforts.
EUGENE H. DAVIS JR., Ed'42, Bailey Island, Maine, a retired teacher and athletics coach in Philadelphia public schools; July 2. At Penn, he was captain of the football team, and, in 1939, was the first football player to score on television.
DR. ELISABETH RAMSAY SWAIN, G'42, Gr'53, Hartford, Conn., emeritus professor and chair of biology at the University of Hartford for many years; May 3. She had taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years in the late 1950s.
HON. HERMAN M. RODGERS, L'42, Grove City, Pa., former president judge of the Common Pleas Court in Mercer County; May 8. He retired from the bench in 1965 and started a private law firm.
DR. BURTON C. DYSON, C'43, M'46, Saint Paul, Minn., retired director of chronic diseases for the Illinois Department of Public Health; April 25. A pathologist who had practiced in Philadelphia and Wisconsin, he and his wife moved to inner Chicago, in 1974, where he worked for the family-medicine department of Cook County Hospital and established a clinic for Christian Action Ministries on Chicago's West side.
HON. ROY A. GARDNER, W'43, L'49, Tunkhannock, Pa., retired president judge for Wyoming and Sullivan counties; April 25. He had been a business law instructor at Keystone Junior College. And he served on the board of Wyoming National Bank of Wilkes-Barre.
DR. L. MARGARET KRAEMER, CW'43, Albuquerque.
SAMUEL S. McNEARY, G'43, Wynnewood, Pa., emeritus professor of mathematics at Drexel University; June 25. In the 1950s and 60s, he served as associate review-editor for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
DR. ROBERT S. WICKSMAN, C'43, New London, N.H., retired radiologist with North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital; June 10. He had earlier practiced as a pediatrician in Williamstown, Mass. He was a founding member of the Hospice of North Berkshire.
JOAN L. NICHOLS, G'44, Lebanon, Pa., retired chair of English at Lebanon High School; April 21. She was listed in the International Who's Who of Poetry.
DR. ROBERT G. SCHETTLER, Ed'44, Gr'61, Haddonfield, N.J, retired Latin teacher at Woodbury High School, where he taught for 42 years; June 21.
DR. MARGARET DILWORTH SCOTT, M'44, Harvard, Mass., a research neurologist who had served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania; June 18. An avid horticulturist, she used her medical training to experiment in microscopic and cellular plant propagation, often using the results of this work to further her philanthropic interests by donating plants for auction.
DUDLEY A. WARD, W'44, Vero Beach, Fla., retired vice chair and CFO of the Budd Co., manufacturers of transportation equipment, in Birmingham, Mich.; June 17.
DAVID L. SHANK, W'45, Matthews, N.C., retired director of industrial sales for the National Gypsum Co.; June 17. He was a president of the Pulverized Limestone Association and a treasurer of the National Lime Association.
DR. ROBERT S. STUDY, M'45, Chicago, a psychoanalyst; June 11.
DR. DILYS M. JONES, G'46, Scotland, Pa., July 21, 1994.
EMILY D. KIDDER, G'47, Cornwall Manor, Pa., retired head of science at the Brearley School in New York City; May 1996.
ROBERT R. REILLY, W'47, Yardley, Pa., retired regional director for Security Pacific Financial Corp.; April 29.
DR. RAYMOND L. RAU, GM'48, Verona, Pa., a retired psychiatrist at West Penn Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh; June 30.
CAROLYN HENNINGER SMITH, DH'48, Yardley, Pa., June 29.
JOHN Q. BENFORD, W'49, WG'51, Malvern, Pa., retired director of planning for the Free Library of Philadelphia; June 25. In the 1970s he developed Action Library, a Federally funded outreach project of schools and libraries.
JESSIE ASHTON WOESSNER, Ed'49, Norristown, Pa., retired head nurse for the Norristown school system; July 12.
EDWIN A. BELLER, C'50, Washington, D.C., an editor and staff writer for AARP; June 27. He had earlier served as a senior consultant for Unisys Healthcare Systems.
EDITH MONEY NEBLETT, GEd'50, Glassboro, N.J., a retired teacher in the Penns Grove school system; May 19.
WILLIAM W. ZANZINGER, C'50, L'53, Lansdale, Pa., retired executive vice president for Keystone Insurance Co.; June 6.
DR. WILLIAM B. WOOLF II, WG'51, Harrisonburg, Va., retired member of the faculty of Blue Ridge Community College; June 28.
LEON F. JULIUS, W'52, Oradell, N.J., an employee in the business department of Woodway Manufacturing Co.; May 30.
GEORGE B. KAISER, L'52, Aurora, Ohio, a retired metallurgist and patent attorney with General Electric; July 8.
JOSEPH W. THOMPSON II, C'52, Medina, Texas, a retired employee of the Tube Sales Co.; May 23.
FRANCIS X. BRENNAN, L'53, Springfield, Pa., a retired attorney; June 19.
DR. SAMUEL C. RICE, V'53, Butler, Pa., a veterinarian; June 24. He had served on the Butler Area School Board.
CHARLES H. McCUTCHEON JR., W'55, Climax, N.C., a retired jeweler in Jenkintown, Pa.; June 22.
ELIZABETH ADAMS COX, GEd'56, Millville, N.J., a former principal of Mount Pleasant and Western high schools; June 29. She had also taught at the old Glassboro State College, now the Rowan College of New Jersey.
DR. HERBERT L. WALKER, GM'57, Riviera Beach, Fla., a retired cardiologist in Newark, Del.; July 18.
WILLIAM H. KESSLER, EE'58, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1994.
DR. CLYDE W. SLOCUM, GrEd'60, Fruitland Park, Fla., retired superintendent of schools in Toms River, N.J.; May 23.
DR. JOSEPH AGRIS, C'62, GM'73, see correction at right.
ARTHUR C. BENJAMIN, C'64, with his wife, JOAN BAUER BENJAMIN, CW'66, GAr'79, on July 17, in the TWA Flight 800 disaster, off Long Island, N.Y. He was a computer-science teacher at Masterman School and she, an architect who specialized in historic preservation, was project architect for the Chelsea urban-housing project in East Falls, and had been involved in the restoration of the John Bartram House in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia; they lived in Perkasie, Pa
.DR. RICHARD D. NOTES, C'64, Boca Raton, Fla., chair of psychiatry at Boca Raton Community Hospital; July 3. He also served on the staff of Coral Ridge Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
LOUIS A. AMOROSO, WG'66, Barrington, Ill., a retired partner in Andersen Consulting; July 15, 1995.
JAMES B. KOZLOFF, C'69, L'73, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a partner and chair of the estates and trusts department in the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads; June 28.
JAMES C. TURNER, C'69, Philadelphia.
MICHAEL M. GREENBERG, C'74, Philadelphia, a writer and attorney, who had worked in the Philadelphia Family Court; June 13. He spoke nationally and wrote articles and plays about living with AIDS. He was a founding member of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia and he served on the board of the AIDS Law Project of Philadelphia.
SUSAN M. KIEL, Nu'92, Durham, N.C., a registered nurse with the Duke University Medical Center; June 29, after a ten-month struggle with cancer.
DR. HERMAN W. RANNELS. See Class of 1938.
DR. MARGARET DILWORTH SCOTT. See Class of 1944.
DR. ELISABETH RAMSAY SWAIN. See Class of 1942.
DR. JOSEPH AGRIS, C'62, GM'73, was erroneously listed as deceased in the October Gazette. (print version) We are delighted to confirm that he is alive and well, maintaining his surgical practice in Houston.