Roy A. Ely W’34, Pittsford, N.Y., retired executive vice president of Chase Lincoln Bank; July 5. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and the fencing team.

Sydney R. Sherman WEv’34, Dallas, senior vice president for Penn Center Investments Inc.; Sept. 29. During World War II, he was a commander in the US Navy, earning the National Achievements Award for his work with the Selective Service.

Dr. Lloyd W. Stevens C’34 M’37 GM’44, Bryn Mawr, Pa., director of surgery at Presbyterian Medical Center for 20 years; Sept. 25. He was a surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles, 1945–49, and served two terms as president of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital, receiving its Roth Award for excellence in teaching and practice in the gastroenterology department. He also served on the surgical staff at HUP. He and his wife were caretakers of the Mission House at the Church of the Saviour, a residence for missionaries on furlough. His daughter is MaryEllen Stevens CW’65 and his son-in-law is James W. Hovey W’67 GCP’72.

Duncan W. Barton W’35, Matthews, N.C., Feb. 18, 2010. He worked for many years for the Curtis Publishing Co. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, the varsity swimming and crew teams, and the Friars Senior Society. He had served in the US Navy, 1942–46.

Henry H. Balter W’37,
New York, Sept. 15. His career spanned 60 years in business, finance, and arbitration. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.

Frederick D. Watkins W’37, Bloomfield, Conn., former president of Aetna Insurance; Oct. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the varsity lightweight crew team. He was chair of the Kingswood-Oxford School. During World War II he was a major with the US Army, serving in North Africa and the Pacific.

Dr. Ferdinand G. Weisbrod C’38 M’42 GM’50, Springfield, N.J., a gastroenterologist for over 30 years at East Orange General Hospital; Sept. 20. After retiring from medicine, he founded Forest Realty, Inc. During World War II he served with the US Army Air Corps in Europe. His brother is Dr. Lawrence M. Weisbrod C’38 GM’48.

Frances V. W. Theisen Ed’38 GrEd’41, Peru, Ill., a music teacher; Sept. 15.

R. Effingham Dolman ME’39, Middletown, Del., an engineering and pump-design consultant; Jan. 25, 2010. As an engineer with DuPont, he was instrumental in the construction of the St. Louis Arch. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Jean S. Tymeson Fiacre DH’39, Annandale, N.J., Sept. 23, 2009. She ran her own catering business well into her seventies.

Arthur T. Gore C’39, Marco Island, Fla., a radio announcer for the New York (now San Francisco) Giants baseball team, who had helped develop the “Sunday Night Fights” television program; Sept. 16. He was an All-American football player at Penn. In World War II, he served as an Army cryptographer.

Barbara Bray Kratz Ed’39, Harleysville, Pa., a retired kindergarten teacher; Sept. 21. During World War II she served with the American Red Cross in Europe.

John P. Sinclair L’39, Newark, Del., a former city solicitor lawyer who had also served in the state House of Representatives; Sept. 16. During World War II he was a sergeant in the US Air Force in Europe, and later served in the Active Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.


Sheldon Berdon W’40, Scarsdale, N.Y., longtime head of a shirt-making firm; Oct. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Sylvia C. Crowell CW’40,
Aventura, Fla. Sept. 9. The founding president of the Hospital Auxiliary of Parkway General Hospital, she started the hospital gift shop, which raised scholarships for young people pursuing careers in health fields. One of her sons is Dr. Ronald D. Crowell M’70.

Sarah F. Goldstein GEd’40,
Wilmington, Del., a retired music teacher; Jan. 13, 2010. She led the Newark Recorder Ensemble for nearly three decades.

Elizabeth Whitaker OT’40,
Wayland, Mass., an occupational therapist who worked with children; Feb. 3. She joined the WAVES division of the US Navy in 1945, retiring as lieutenant commander in 1965.

Hon. Theodore S. Gutowicz C’41 L’44, Jenkintown, Pa., a longtime Common Pleas Court judge who had served as state commissioner of insurance; Dec. 5, 2010. At Penn, he boxed, and played football and baseball. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Dr. John W. Isgreen M’41 GM’54, Montrose, Colo., a retired radiologist; Aug. 29. During World War II he served with the US Army Medical Corps in New Guinea; he received two Bronze Stars and a Bronze Star service medal for the Philippines liberation.

Samuel N. Weigle W’41, Louisville, Colo., a retired budget manager in his family’s clothing firm; Aug. 8. He was named Citizen of the Year, 1980, in Elmhurst, Ill. for his volunteer activities. In World War II, he served in the US Army.

Beryl M. Keller GrEd’42, Lititz, Pa., a retired teacher; July 17.

Barbara Wischan Moxon CW’42 GrEd’43, West Columbia, S.C., a family social worker; Oct. 7. At Penn, she was president of the Women’s Student Government Association, and she was in Mortar Board.

Elkins Wetherill C’42 L’48, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., retired president of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange; Aug. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the varsity crew team. He founded the firm of Henderson, Wetherill, O’Hey and Horsey and served as solicitor to the lieutenant governor and treasurer for Montgomery County. He served on the boards of First Pennsylvania and Germantown Savings banks and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and was a former chairman of WHYY, the regional public-television broadcaster. He created the Harriet Wetherill Park and was head of the Montgomery County Open Space Board. During World War II, he served in the US Army’s First Troop Philadelphia Cavalry. His family includes son Elkins Wetherill Jr. C’67 G’71, daughter Dr. Alexandra Wetherill CW’68 V’80, cousin George S. Hundt C’52, and nephew John D. Alexander Jr. C’76 WG’89.

Joseph A. Zane W’42, Pottsville, Pa., a partner in a local law firm; Oct. 10. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s sprint and varsity football teams. He had been a captain in the US Army.

Dr. David B. Coursin M’43 GM’47, Madison, Wis., a consultant pediatrician; July 22. He established the pediatrics department and research institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Daniel M. Friedenberg W’43, Greenwich, Conn., past president of John Platt Enterprises, a real-estate development company; Aug. 28. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Dr. Rheim M. Jones M’43, Idaho Falls, Idaho, a retired ophthalmologist; May 18, 2010. A Mormon, he served in many positions, including bishop, regional representative of the Twelve, and president of the Idaho Falls Temple, 1984–87.

Dr. Horace T. Lavely Jr. M’43, Nashville, Tenn., a retired assistant clinical professor of gynecology at Vanderbilt University; Oct. 7. He entered the US Army Medical Corps in Jan. 1944, serving as a battalion surgeon with three Airborne divisions; he received a Bronze Star and was discharged as a major.

Dorothy Madway Sampson CW’43, San Diego, a longtime social worker and child advocate; Oct. 9. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. She co-wrote The Healing Journey through Retirement.

George A. Starrels W’43, Silver Spring, Md., a retired manager of an engineering materials manufacturer; Sept. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His grandson is Richard D. Starrels W’12.

Alfred H. Stoloff C’43, Portland, Ore., a corporate lawyer who specialized in mergers and acquisitions and finance; Sept. 19. During World War II, he served as a second lieutenant in the US Army’s Engineer Corps, and took part in the landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Dr. Samuel M. Toll C’43 D’44, Chestnut Hill, Mass., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Dedham for over 50 years; Jan. 10. One of his daughters is Sandra Toll Goodbody CW’70 GEd’71.

Shirley Thomas Axel G’44, Scituate, Mass., former professor of English at the University of Illinois; Aug. 19.

Dr. Edmund S. Carpenter C’44 Gr’50, New York, an archaeologist and anthropologist; July 7. He published several books on Inuit peoples, and was editor of Explorations, which he co-founded with Marshall McLuhan. He taught at a number of universities in the US and Europe. During World War II he had served in the US Marines.

Dr. Thomas W. Holtzman D’44, Paxtang, Pa., a dentist who had maintained a practice for 47 years; Aug. 9. He had served as a dentist in the US Navy.

Dr. John A. Koltes Jr. C’44 GM’51, Philadelphia, a psychiatrist for Chestnut Hill Hospital; Sept. 29. He was the first director of the psychiatric unit of Thomas Jefferson Hospital. During World War II, he joined the US Army in 1943, and in 1950, re-enlisted in the Army Medical Corps.

Vivian Koralsky Levin Ed’44, South Orange, N.J., June 20. One of her daughters is Jan Frieland Ball CW’68.

Bernard I. Shapiro EE’44, Philadelphia, retired director of the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; Sept. 27. During World War II, he served as a radioman with US Navy in Guam.

Dr. Robert G. Page M’45 GM’49, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in Londonderry, Vt., for many years; Aug. 31. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.

Clara Bordona Wentz Ed’45, Walnut Creek, Calif., Sept. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Barbara Nason Bowditch Ed’46, Brunswick, Maine, a field hockey and lacrosse coach; Sept. 10. She helped found the Wilton (Conn.) Presbyterian Church.

John P. Abbadessa WG’47, Rockville, Md., a financial manager, who had served as director of finance at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.; Sept. 29. He also had worked at the Government Accountability Office and the US Atomic Energy Commission.
Martin Hamerman W’47, Orange, Conn., founding partner of the accounting firm Beers, Hamerman and Company; Oct. 11. He was a member of the Class of 1947 Reunion Gift Committee. During World War II, he served with the National Weather Service, stationed in Greece and Italy.

Dr. Tomomi Murakami GEE’47 Gr’70, Medford, N.J., a retired engineer for RCA; Sept. 7. He was a victim of the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, he helped develop the first color television.

Frank L. Tosti WEv’47, Springfield, Pa., a partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP; Aug. 30.

Dr. William H. Wilkinson C’47 M’52 GM’56, Waialua, Hawaii, a physician; Jan. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Dr. Thomas M. Birdsall M’48, Haverford, Pa., former chief of urology at what is now Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media; Sept. 27. He was a past president of the Medical Club of Philadelphia. During the Korean War, he served with the US Navy in a military hospital in Japan. One of his sons is Dr. Christopher P. Birdsall M’82.

Charles H. Bracken W’48, Erie, Pa. former vice chair of the PNC Financial Corporation; Aug.12. During World War II he served in the US Air Force. One of his grandsons is Justin D. Bracken C’06.

George F. Crawford W’48, Overland Park, Kan., a partner at the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP; Sept. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. During World War II he served as a pilot in the US Navy.

Ann L. Farren CW’48, Philadelphia, a retired chemist with Biosciences Information Service; Jan. 3. Her brother is James H. Farren W’52.

Harold Russek Jr. W’48, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retail executive; Aug. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. During the Korean War, he served as an officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Princeton.
Dr. Stephen Olmstead Bartlett D’49,
Folly Beach, S.C., a retired prosthodontist; Jan. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Omega fraternity.

William H. Bayer L’49, Lehighton, Pa., a trial lawyer; Sept. 24. During World War II he served in the US Air Force, becoming captain of a B-24 bomber.

Dr. Harold V. Garrity Jr. D’49, Interlaken, N.J., a retired dentist with the Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Sept. 29. During the Korean War he was a captain in the US Air Force Dental Corps.

Dr. Raymond C. Saalbach G’49 GEd’50 GrEd’52, Philadelphia, longtime administrator at Penn; Sept. 21. He was director of admissions for the graduate division of the Wharton School, retiring in 1981 as assistant director of annual giving. He was a past president of the Collingdale Area School and the Collingdale Library.

H. Coleman Webster ME’49, Lafayette Hill, Pa., founding president of Webco Controls, Inc., manufacturer of industrial instruments; Oct. 4. At Penn, he was a president of Zeta Psi fraternity. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the US Navy.


Dr. Theodore R. Cline CCC’50 GEd’65, Gwynedd, Pa., a retired reading supervisor for the Southern Lehigh School District; Aug. 8.

Fred Cohen EE’50, Philadelphia, an adjunct professor of management and technology practice in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1978–83; Oct. 6. Before teaching at Penn, he held positions at Philco Corp., RCA, and ITT Corp.

Dr. Russell R. Hansen M’50 GM’54, Woodland, Calif., a retired pediatrician; Aug. 29.

John F. Heinz L’50, Audubon, Pa., a former vice president of Hill and Knowlton, the public-relations firm; Oct. 24.

Roberta Goldner Luber Ed’50, Coral Springs, Fla., a retired Philadelphia kindergarten teacher; Nov. 26, 2010. One of her brothers is Stephen M. Goldner Ar’55 and one of her sons is Joel S. Luber W’74.

Arthur M. Peters Jr. C’50 L’53, Danville, Pa., a retired attorney; Sept. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was an FBI special agent, 1954–58.

Deborah Kantz Anderson CW’51, Wellsboro, Pa., Aug. 16. She had met her husband, Dr. John D. Anderson M’51, at Penn; she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Allen S. Beinstein W’51, Sykesville, Md., president of Printing Post Inc.; Oct 1. He also ran Art Gift Products. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His sister is Freda Beinstein Yarchin ED’34, and two of his nieces are Dr. Judith B. Miller CW’64 Gr’72 and Susan Fieman Bikofsky CW’73.

William J. Craig WEv’51, Williamsburg, Va., an executive at Arco for over 40 years, Oct. 15.

Dr. Donald L. Henson D’51, Chapel Hill, N.C., a retired pediatric dentist who had co-founded Affordable Care, Inc., which provides low-fee denture services; Sept. 17. He helped establish the Lenoir County Community College, and was the founding president of the Yaupon Dental Society.

Dr. Robert J. Kimball D’51, Walden, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 34 years; May 23. Serving in the US Army Air Force during World War II, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and two Presidential Unit Citations.

Earle D. Oakes FA’51, Philadelphia, a retired artist who made architectural renderings for major building projects in the city; Sept. 18. During World War II, he was a pilot in the US Army’s Air Corps.

James C. N. Paul L’51, Trappe, Md., dean emeritus and the William J. Brennan Professor of Law Emeritus at Rutgers University, who earlier had served on Penn’s faculty from 1954 to 1965; Sept. 13. He had helped found the first law school in Ethiopia, at Addis Ababa University, serving as its first dean; a consultant to the Ethiopian Constitutional Commission, 1974–87, he helped draft their bill of rights. One of his daughters is Martha M. Paul C’76.

Sanford M. Rosenbloom W’51, Philadelphia, a senior partner with the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Sept. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.

James R. Ryan L’51, Tulsa, Okla., a former chair and CEO of the law firm Conner & Winters; March 7.

Dr. Julius H. Taylor Gr’51, Baltimore, professor emeritus and the founding chair of physics at Morgan State University; Aug. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was an editor for The Negro in Science, a book addressing prominent African-American scientists and their research.

Harold Carver W’52, Warwick, R.I., owner and president of the law firm Carver & Schell; Dec. 28, 2010. He was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. One of his daughters is Dr. Susan L. Carver C’88.

Dr. Anthony N. Farfaglia C’52, Canastota, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 40 years; Oct. 21. He was past president of the Madison County Dental Society.

Hon. Forrest G. Weeks IV W’52, Glenmont, N.Y., retired senior administrative-law judge on the state labor appeal board; Aug. 10. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Phyllis H. Cheney FA’53, Annandale, Va., July 10.

Jay A. Krafchick W’53, Livingston, N.J., a retired stockbroker; Sept. 20. A pianist, he founded the Jay Arthur Band. One of his daughters is Dana Krafchick C’83.

Cora Miller NEd’53, Honey Brook, Pa., a nurse with the Northern Chester County VNA; Sept. 1.

Margaret Gallagher Miller Nu’53, Dunmore, Pa., retired chief nurse at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.; June 2.

Robert B. Turk W’53, Morristown, N.J., a commercial real estate lawyer for 45 years; April 1. His daughter is Abby Rose Turk WG’91.

Edmund R. Auer W’54, Calabasas, Calif., former president and COO of Broderbund Software, Inc.; Nov. 13, 2010. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He served on the board of Dominican University in San Rafael.

Dr. Arthur F. Calnan GM’54, Scituate, Mass., a retired ophthalmologist; Oct. 20. He had set up the eye department at the Lahey Clinic of Tufts University. He served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force Medical Corps during the Korean War.

E. William Housh W’54, Muscatine, Iowa, former senior vice president for the Hon Co., which supplies office furniture; April 22. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the varsity swimming team, and the Friars Senior Society, and he was manager of the varsity football team.

Rev. Kenneth L. Klingerman C’54, St. Charles, Mo., senior pastor at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church for 20 years; Oct. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Glenn H. Morrison Jr. WG’54, Pennington, N.J., a retired teacher; July 11.

Dr. Ralph R. Biondino D’55, Easton, Conn., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 40 years; Sept. 2.

Dr. Raymond A. Hansen D’55, Clearwater, Fla., a retired dentist; Aug. 30. He was a former president of the American Dental Society.

Pearl Solomon Livanis PT’55, Bordentown, N.J., Sept. 13.

Jacqueline M. Whaley HUP’55 Nu’61 GNu’68, Prospect, Ky., Aug. 17, 2010.
Dr. Lawrence Katz Gr’56, San Anselmo, Calif., a retired clinical psychologist with the Sunny Hills Children’s Garden; Sept. 13.

Bernard Weinstein GME’56, Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 30. He retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1993.

Dr. Matthew A. Asbornsen M’57, Stuyvesant, N.Y., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in Kinderhook for many years; Aug. 21. He was a former supervisor and councilman of Stuyvesant. His wife is Muriel T. Asbornsen G’56.

Prescott Behn WG’57, Carlisle, Mass., a retired management consultant; Sept. 21.


Dr. Michael T. Mahoney GM’58, West Orange, N.J., a former chief of urology for United Hospitals; Sept. 26. He had maintained a private practice for many years.

Anna G. Schmidt GEd’58, Seymour, Tenn., a retired nurse with the VA hospital in Coatesville, Pa.; Oct. 16.

Dr. Stanley Davis Fons M’59, Bedford, N.H., former chief of staff and head of diagnostic radiology at Elliot Hospital; Sept. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Nu Sigma Nu fraternity.

Dr. Frederick A. Homann Gr’59, Philadelphia, former chair and professor of mathematics at St. Joseph’s University; Aug. 24.

Harriet A. Whittaker DH’59, Exton, Pa., a dental hygienist for over 50 years; Sept. 30, 2010. Her son is Dr. Robert A. Whittaker D’90; her husband, David N. Whittaker C’61, had died in April 2010.



Edwin M. Howell CE’60, Seehonk, Mass., a retired engineer who had founded his own company, Howell Estimating Systems; June 22. He was treasurer for the First Unitarian Church of Providence, R.I. Serving with the Seabees in the South Pacific, he took part in above-ground nuclear tests in 1962. One of his sons is Jeffrey S. Howell C’92.

Dr. Gordon J. Pentecost Jr. GM’60, Troy, N.Y., a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice for 54 years; Jan. 12.

Anthony L. Scully W’60, Naples, Fla., founder of a firm that made blueprints; Sept. 14. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint and varsity football teams. He served in the US Army in the 1960s.

Dr. Richard A. Gross WG’61 GrEd’87, West Chester, Pa., a former assistant principal at Unionville High School; Sept. 17. He helped establish the Sandy Hollow Heritage Park.

David V. Randall L’61, Wyndmoor, Pa., the first university counsel and later head of government affairs at Temple University; Oct. 15. He was a former partner at the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP; he was a former chair of the Committee of Seventy.

Leigh Bauer L’62, Ambler, Pa., a managing partner at the law firm of Diamond, Polsky & Bauer, who had taught estate planning and administration at the Wharton School for almost 50 years; June 22. He had won the Whitney Award for Undergraduate Teaching and the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Dr. Michael A. Kole D’62, Albany, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there for many years; Oct. 16.


Andrew J. Brand W’63 L’66, Niantic, Conn., a retired attorney with the law firm of Suisman Shapiro; Aug. 11. He was a former president of Beth El Synagogue. His wife is Nancy Friedman Brand GEd’65; one of his sons is Michael E. Brand C’89.

Dr. Thomas F. Owens GD’63, West Grove, Pa., a retired oral surgeon; Sept. 1. He had taught at Penn after retiring from private practice in 1985.

Dr. Curtis L. Shumaker GEd’63, Springfield, Pa., retired curriculum director for the Southeast Delco School District; Sept. 2.

Iwao Tomita WG’63, Tokyo, co–founding partner of Tohmatsu, Japan’s first nationwide public accounting firm, and now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC; June 6.

Dr. Alan B. Hinerfeld D’64,
Sacramento, Calif., a retired pediatric dentist; July 30. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Kuo P. Huang GME’64, Scituate, Mass., Sept. 12.

Nessa R. Forman CW’65 G’68, Philadelphia, vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at WHYY, Inc.; Sept. 10. She co-founded the multimedia company Worktheshow.com; she served on the board of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Dr. Allen B. Wisner V’65, Glen Rock, Pa., a retired veterinarian who founded and ran the Green Glen Equine Center for 34 years; Oct. 27. One of his sons is Dr. Wade Allen Wisner V’92.

John R. Dobrin G’66, Philadelphia, retired deputy director in the Senior Coordinator for Nuclear Safety at the US State Department; Aug. 14. In retirement, he was a consultant on nuclear safety.

Arthur Altman Doud W’66, Philadelphia, owner of an economic consultancy; Aug. 30. He was a member of the Glee Club.

William Allan Zarling C’66, Titusville, N.J., retired first deputy assistant prosecutor of Mercer County Prosecuting Office for over 36 years; Aug. 8. He had taught at Rutgers University.

Richard F. Furia C’67, Wynnewood, Pa., managing partner of the law firm of Furia & Turner; Sept. 16. He had served on the board of the Philadelphia Bar, and was a former chancellor of the Justinian Society of Italian-American Lawyers. One of his brothers is Edward W. Furia Jr. C’63 GCP’69 L’69.

Dr. Hugh B. Flanigan Jr. D’68, Jupiter, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 42 years; Sept. 15.

Mary F. Guth SW’68, Baltimore, a retired psychiatric social worker; Sept. 16.

Tarey B. Schell G’68, Peachtree City, Ga., a retired juvenile-court judge; Sept. 7. He was a professor of English then assistant dean at West Point from 1969 to 1980.


John K. Barrow III WG’70, Basking Ridge, N.J., Sept. 8.

Dr. Joseph M. Farber GM’70, Piedmont, Calif., a retired ophthalmologist; Sept. 3.

Frank E. McKeown WG’70, Tampa, Fla., Oct.19.

Elaine Newman Moranz GCP’70 L’80, Newtown Square, Pa., a partner at the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP; Oct. 27. With her husband, Dr. Joel G. Moranz M’72 GM’78, she bought and renovated the Cornerstore Bar & Grille in Ketchum, Idaho, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dr. Ronald L. Brackett D’72, Hull, Mass., a dentist; June 13, 2009.

Stuart E. Abrams C’75, New York, an attorney with the law firm of Frankel & Adams; Oct. 13. He has been an assistant US district attorney for the Southern District of New York, serving as chief appellate counsel and chief of the major-crimes unit. His daughter is Alexandra J. Abrams-Downey C’06 and his son is Stephen P. Abrams-Downey C’11.

Dr. Frederick R. Hood Jr. GM’75, Bellingham, Wash., a retired thoracic surgeon; Feb. 27.

Carol A. Lekashman WG’75, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, a marketing consultant; Aug. 21.

Ethel A. Searles SW’76, Coatesville, Pa., a social worker at Crozer Chester Medical Center; Sept. 21.

James S. Gleba EE’77, Niantic, Conn., April 3.

Bruce D. Metzger GMt’77, Valparaiso, Ind., a metallurgical engineer with what is now Arcelor Mittal Steel; April 11.

Constance E. Williams C’77, San Mateo, Calif., Aug. 13. She had worked for IBM in New York and California. One of her sisters is Maura C. Williams OT’80.


Michael W. Neff WG’82,
Doylestown, Pa., July 14.

Patricia A. Pecoraro GFA’83, New Orleans, Aug. 28. Most recently, she was art director-site manager of the insectarium of the Audubon Nature Institute.

Dr. J. Richard Ciccotelli WG’86, Philadelphia, Aug. 25. He was part owner of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Atlantic City.

Dr. Jeffrey H. Ware C’86 Gr’94, Haddonfield, N.J., a senior research scientist in the radiation-oncology department at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Oct. 23. His work included the study of compounds that protect astronauts from space radiation and their possible application in preventing cancer in high-risk individuals. His sister is Christine H. Ware C’82.

Denise Marie Louttit C’87, Tampa, Fla., a family and children’s rights lawyer; Oct. 6.


Amy Perez Friedlander WG’91, Cross River, N.Y., a partner at John Jay Prep, an academic test-tutoring service; Oct. 18.

Dr. Gene Paul Strayer Gr’91, York, Pa., minister of music at St. Rose of Lima Church; Oct. 10. He had taught history of religions at Penn, receiving the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. He was founding director of the Boulder Bach Festival in Colorado.

William P. Riordan Jr. GEE’93, Nashville, Tenn., chief of emergency and assistant professor of surgery for trauma and critical care at Vanderbilt University; Sept. 9.


Laura E. Breyfogle Nu’04, New York, administrator for a pediatrics practice in Manhattan; Aug. 28. While at Penn, she was president of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania.

Rashaan T. E. White C’05, Elizabeth, N.J., Aug. 28.

Shariar Zaimi WG’06, Bethesda, Md., Aug. 30.

Dr. Jagajan Karmacharya GM’07, Miami, associate professor of surgery at the University of Miami and chief of vascular surgery at the Miami VA hospital; Sept. 26.


Faculty and Staff
Dr. Arthur I. Alterman, Broomall, Pa., a research professor of psychology and a senior scientist at Penn’s Center for Studies of Addiction; Oct. 5. An author of over 250 publications, he was associate scientific director of the center (1987–92) then scientific director (1992–2000).

Leigh Bauer. See Class of 1962.

Dr. Thomas M. Birdsall. See Class of 1948.

Fred Cohen. See Class of 1950.

Dr. Thomas F. Owens. See Class of 1963.

James C. N. Paul. See Class of 1951.

Dr. Gregory L. Possehl, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of anthropology and curator emeritus of the Asian collections at the University Museum; Oct. 8. He served as associate director of the Museum (1981–92) and as department chair from 1994 to 2001. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Academic Book Award from Choice magazine for Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective.

Gilbert A. Rosenthal, Philadelphia, former lecturer in city and regional planning at Penn Design, 2004-10; June 27. He was a principal at the planning and design firm Wallace, Roberts & Todd. His local projects included the Quadrangle, a retirement complex in Haverford, and the redevelopment of the Richard Allen Homes in North Philadelphia, for which he received a Progressive Architecture Award.

Dr. Raymond C. Saalbach. See Class of 1949.

Dr. Louise Schnaufer, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of pediatric surgery; Oct. 14. She was the first woman chief surgical resident at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. In 1999, she was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for outstanding mentorship of pediatric surgical trainees. CHOP established the Louise Schnaufer Endowed Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery in her honor in 1995.

Dr. Lloyd W. Stevens. See Class of 1934.

Dr. Gene Paul Strayer. See Class of 1991.

Dr. Lawrence E. Thibault, West Chester, Pa., former chair and professor of bioengineering, who had held a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine; Sept. 10. Specializing in injury biomechanics, he received the Bertil Aldman Award from the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Impact and the Melville Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Resigning from Penn in 1996, he became founding CEO of Biomechanics Innovative Research Division Inc. His sons are Dr. Kirk L. Thibault EAS’91 GEng’93 Gr’97 and Jamie L. Thibault C’98 GEd’13.

Dr. Jeffrey H. Ware. See Class of 1986.


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