Sidney A. Kaplan W’30,
Albany, N.Y., a retired firefighter; April 5, 2011.


Helen Sunday HUP’33,
Limekiln, Pa., Oct. 20. She had retired from the nursing faculty of SUNY Plattsburgh.


Dr. Donald Horton C’35,
Orland Park, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011.


Joseph R. Gabriel W’37, Medford, N.J., March 24, 2011.
Morton W. Levi ChE’37, Elkins Park, Pa., Nov. 13.
Dr. Robert M. Shelly C’37 M’41, Palm Coast, Fla., March 8, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.


Bernice Kaplon Berman CW’38 G’39 PSW’43, Cincinnati, Oct. 22. Her son is Andrew M. Temin C’76.
Marguerite Getz Chain DH’38, New Holland, Pa., a retired school hygienist in Clairton, Manheim, and Donegal; Dec. 14. Her husband is Dr. Robert H. Chain C’37 D’39.
Robert E. Derby ME’38 GME’49, Warminster, Pa., assistant dean of external affairs in the Engineering School (1974-83), who had earlier run Albert C. Wood Associates, a Philadelphia engineering consulting firm; April 26. Active in alumni affairs, he served the Class of 1938 as president, vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, and reunion-gift chair. He received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1975. One son is Steven R. Derby W’69 WG’73
Richard A. Herman GAr’38, Washington, a retired architect; Nov. 13.


Dr. Carey Johansen D’39, Richmond, Va., March 21, 2012.
Mrs. June Kaplan Perles NEd’39, Huntington, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2011.
Rev. Donald Vandreser W’39, Williston, Vt., Sept. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.



Thomson F. Edwards W’40 L’48, West Chester, Pa., Nov. 9. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse and sprint football teams.
Joseph M. McGinnes W’40, Reading, Pa., Oct. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Frank A. Young ChE’40, West Chester, Pa., a retired chemical engineer who worked in pipeline operations for Sun Oil Company; July 8. He served in the US Army during World War II.


Robert B. Albrecht W’41, Tempe, Ariz., Oct. 25.
Clifford J. Shane W’41, Skaneateles, N.Y., former founder of a material-handling business, now Syracuse Shane; Sept. 24. At Penn, he was the lightweight boxing champion for 1940, and was a member of the football team and of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
James H. Sweeney Jr. EE’41, New Canaan, Conn., a retired manager with General Electric Company; Oct. 25. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


John W. Nairn W’42, Annapolis, Md., a retired attorney who had maintained a private practice in Washington for many years; Aug. 19. In the 1960s, he had been chief counsel for US Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, helping realize landmark civil-rights legislation. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe, notably the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. His daughter is Sandra A. Bowes CW’70 and his granddaughter is Laura A. Bowes C’12.
Elvin R. Souder L’42, Souderton, Pa., a retired lawyer, who had served as borough solicitor from 1954 to 2006; Nov. 18.


Dr. Louis B. Ferrara D’43, Syracuse, N.Y., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice for 50 years; Nov. 28. He was a veteran of World War II.
William J. Guyton EE’43, Lake Forest, Ill., retired senior vice president of A.T. Kearney; Dec. 13. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Jeanne Schwam Mazur CW’43, Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 1. She had been a toxicologist at the Thomas Jefferson University medical school. Her brother is Gerald F. Schwam Ar’53.
Dr. Betty J. Meggers CW’43, Washington, an archaeologist with the National Museum of Natural History who had specialized in ceramics of South and Central America; July 2.
Donald A. McGovern W’43, Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 7. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming and crew teams.
Robert H. Odell C’43, West Chester, Pa., a college football coach for Bucknell University, Penn, and Williams College; Dec. 15. A Marshall Award winner on Penn’s football team, he also was a member of the men’s track team and was inducted into Penn’s Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society. As head coach at Bucknell, he led it to two Lambert Cups. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His wife is Jane Davis Odell CW’44 (whose brother was Lawrence R. Davis W’44, see below); his son is Dr. Robert H. Odell Jr. EE’70, and his daughter is Cynthia O. McEtchin CW’74 GEd’78.
Rita France Oestreich WEv’43, Ambler, Pa., Nov. 12. Her son is Paul M. Oestreich C’81.
Dr. Carl R. Smith D’43, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; Dec. 3. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Wilfred Steger ME’43, San Francisco, a retired mechanical engineer; Dec. 17. During World War II, he served with the US Army’s Air Depot Group.
John R. Walchli ME’43, Murrieta, Calif., retired president of Enviropak, Inc., manufacturer of shipping equipment for aerospace components; Sept. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the men’s golf and crew teams. During World War II, he served with the US Navy. His daughters are Suzanne B. Walchli WG’78 and Jane Ann Walchli Calhoun CW’71 GEd’72.


Alfonso L. Baldi Jr. Ch’44 G’51, Jupiter, Fla., former vice president and director of R&D for Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc.; Aug. 13.
Lawrence R. Davis W’44, Bedford, Pa., a retired history teacher at Lower Merion High School from 1960 to 1984, who also served as head basketball coach there (1960-70); Sept. 2. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s basketball team and of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served with the US Marines during World War II and the Korean War. His sister is Jane Davis Odell CW’44 (see the obituary of her husband, Robert H. Odell C’43, above).
Helen Lawley Gibb CW’44, Wynnewood, Pa., a former French translator for what is now GlaxoSmithKline; July 28.
Dr. John I. F. Knud Hansen M’44, Oxford, Md., a retired general surgeon at the Memorial Hospital of Easton; Oct. 24. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Dr. Charles P. Harwood C’44, Highland Springs, Va., Aug. 25.
Jean Engelhardt Thomson CW’44, Raleigh, N.C., June 10.


Kathryn Voss Getz CW’45 SW’49, Everett, Wash., a retired social worker; Dec. 7.
Helen M. Homa Ed’45, Annapolis, Md., retired head of English at Pottstown (Pa.) High School; July 14.
Dr. David Koser Rice V’45, Warren, Pa., a retired veterinarian, who had maintained a large-animal practice in Pennsylvania and New York counties; Nov. 20. He served with the US Army Veterinary Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was a former president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine Association. His son is Dr. Robert M. Rice V’73.
Lucille Qualey Sprowls CW’45 GEd’47, Edison, N.J., a retired teacher at the William Penn High School for Girls; Dec. 25. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Her sister is Ann Qualey Scott Ed’50.
Paula V. Zobler Ed’45 OT’46, Bethesda, Md., Aug 14. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


Dr. John E. Hampton M’46, Washington, N.J., a retired physician; Dec. 8. He helped establish Warren Hospital’s first coronary-care unit and Warren County’s Public Health Nursing Agency. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Llewellyn W. Hunsicker M’46 GM’51, Montrose, Pa., a retired surgeon at the Pocono Medical Center; Sept. 14. He served in the US Army after World War II.
Dr. Peter H. Langer V’46, Saskatoon, Sask., retired director of veterinary biologics for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Oct. 25.
Jack J. Rudnick EE’46 GEE’64, Devon, Pa., a retired aerospace engineer for RCA; Nov. 18. After retirement, he consulted for Sarnoff Laboratories. His son is Carl H. Rudnick WG’84.
Lincoln J. Warner Ar’46 GAr’47, Bryn Mawr, Pa., the retired architect for the Warner Co., his family’s building firm; Aug. 18, 2011. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


Jean Booth Chiemingo DH’47, Cape May Point, N.J., a retired receptionist at Victoria Manor, a nursing-rehabilitation center; Dec. 12. During World War II, she served as a sergeant in the US Marines.
Dr. Robert A. Fishman M’47, Tiburon, Calif., retired chair of neurology at UC San Francisco from 1966 to 1992; Dec. 4. He had earlier served on the faculty at Columbia University. He had served as president of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and as editor of Annals of Neurology. Dr. Fishman received Penn Medicine’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 1996. During the Korean War, he was drafted to the Army Service Graduate School at Walter Reed Hospital. His daughter is Dr. Mary B. Fishman M’84, whose husband is Dr. Howard A. Fine C’80 GM’87.
Arnold R. Friedman W’47, Atlanta, retired vice president for Lerner Shops; Nov. 10.
Philip Friedman W’47, Silver Spring, Md., a retired CPA; April 5, 2012. He cofounded the Upscale Resale thrift shop, noted for employing the mentally ill. He served with the US Navy in Europe during World War II.
Dr. Irvin M. Gerson GM’47, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Oct. 18. His wife is Rosalie Klein Gerson Mu’47.
Dr. Robert George Greene M’47, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired orthopedic surgeon who had maintained a practice in Montclair, N.J., for 42 years; Nov. 2. During the Korean War, he served as a battle surgeon in a Marine casualty company.

Rose Jelalian Andrews CW’48, Wayne, Pa., retired manager of personnel relations for Scott Paper Co.; Dec. 2.
Bettina Stern Aronson FA’48, Audubon, Pa., May 14.
William P. Camp WG’48, North Ridgeville, Ohio, Oct. 15.
Marilyn Friedman Fernberger CW’48, Jenkintown, Pa., May 2. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority and the field hockey, tennis, and swimming teams. Her sister is Diane Friedman Rossheim CW’52, and her son is Edward Fernberger Jr. W’71.
Dr. C. Ted Lick W’48, Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011.
Leonard A. Mollenkof C’48, Willow Street, Pa., retired superintendent of North Penn School District; Nov. 6.
Dr. Walter Donald Schultze C’48, Mount Horeb, Wis., a retired research microbiologist with the US Department of Agriculture; Oct. 31. He served in the US Navy during World War II.


Kenneth Carlin WEv’49, Philadelphia, a former city assistant revenue commissioner from 1960 to 1985; Nov. 28. He later set up and ran a consulting firm. He had served on the board of the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union for many years. During World War II, he served with the US Army Air Forces in the Pacific.
George E. Clark Jr. GEE’49, Chantilly, Va., June 17, 2011.
Dorothy S. Douglass DH’49, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Aug. 8, 2011.
Ann Gimbel-Goff CW’49, Jenkintown, Pa., Nov. 7.
Arnold I. Kornstein W’49, Richmond, Va., former head of his family’s department store in Woonsocket, R.I.; Dec. 14.
Joseph A. Masiero W’49, Albany, Mass., retired purchasing agent for the public school district; Nov. 17. During World War II, he served with the US Army Air Forces in the Pacific.
George T. McCarthy C’49, Leesburg, N.J.., a retired reporter and copy editor of the Asbury Park Press; Nov. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the crew team. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
David M. Noltie W’49, Stamford, Conn., Nov. 6, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Marion Ray HUP’49, Chestertown, Md., a retired nurse; Nov. 10.
John R. Yost Jr. G’49, Muskegon, Mich., April 2, 2011.



Ruth Coates Beeman Ed’50, Lexington, Ky., Nov. 1.
William H. Brearley Jr. GME’50, Hixson, Tenn., Dec. 27.
H. Kenneth Giles Jr. W’50, Mc Murray, Pa., Aug. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Hugh L. McCadden WEv’50, Havertown, Pa., June 10.
Edward W. Patchell ME’50, Lewes, Del., a retired engineer with US Steel in Pittsburgh; June 26.


Dr. Joseph L. Blotner Gr’51, Oakland, Calif., retired emeritus professor of English at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Nov. 16. An expert on William Faulkner, he wrote Faulkner: A Biography (1974).
Michael H. Buckley D’51, Clinton, N.Y., retired head of Sexton Real Estate & Insurance; March 27, 2011.
Adm. Paul E. Farrell D’51, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired inspector general and chief of dental corps for the US Navy, who later served as a professor of dentistry at Temple University; Oct. 19. He had served in the Vietnam War.
Saburo Hasegawa C’51, Rockville, Md., June 19.
Herman A. Hassinger Ar’51, Block Island, R.I., a retired architect who had maintained a practice in Moorestown, N.J., for many years; Oct. 25. At Penn, he was a member of the track team.
Jerome J. Lane W’51 L’57, Cincinnati, a retired senior tax partner at what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers; Oct. 25. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.
Samuel W. Weinstock Ed’51 GEd’53, Philadelphia, a retired CPA; Aug. 22.
Dr. James S. Williams C’51 D’54, Wyndmoor, Pa., a retired orthodontist; Dec. 1.


Julian M. Gokhale C’52 G’54, Sun City Center, Fla., Sept. 18.
Carolyn J. Labrum CW’52 SW’56, Wallingford, Pa., retired executive director of family and community services for Delaware County; Nov. 20. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the women’s field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Her brother is Hon. Joseph T. Labrum Jr. C’47 L’50, whose son is Joseph T. Labrum III C’77.
Donald J. Loughlin C’52, Chester, Va., Nov. 28. His wife is Elaine S. Loughlin CW’52.
Cornelius A. McGillicuddy III W’52, West Chester, Pa., Nov. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the baseball team. He served in the US Navy Reserves.
Dr. Hobart H. Moyer D’52, State College, Pa., Aug. 10.
Alan S. Oser C’52, Rhinebeck, N.Y., the authoritative voice on real estate in The New York Times for over 30 years; Nov. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. During the Korean War, he served in the US Coast Guard. In 2004, he founded New Paths in Music, a nonprofit that presents the work of foreign composers whose music has rarely, if ever, been performed in this country.
Dr. Donald E. Siffin V’52, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired veterinarian; July 16. During World War II, he served with the US Army Air Corps in Italy.


Russell J. Bailey W’53, West Chester, Pa., April 24, 2011.
Dr. Donald A. Cooper D’53, Toms River, N.J., a retired dentist; July 11. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Omega fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Florence Wood Coyle Ed’53, Lancaster, Pa., a retired teacher; March 25, 2012.
Vincent A. Eagan C’53 G’55, Lansdowne, Va., a retired special investigator with the US Customs Service and the DEA; Sept. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
John S. Kassees C’53, Lancaster, Pa., retired head of a testing-laboratory firm; Aug. 26.
Selma Zeitlin Sage CW’53, Toronto, former educational director at Holly Blossom Temple; Feb. 19, 2012. She had earlier served in that role for the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
Jerald L. Venger W’53, Omaha, Neb., a retired salesman for his family’s candy and tobacco distribution company; July 1. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.
Ray D. Wagner Ed’53 GEd’55, San Diego, a retired archivist for the San Diego Air & Space Museum; Sept. 24. He wrote several books on aviation history.
Dr. Leon P. Weiss C’53, Merion, Pa., the Grace Lansing Lambert Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine; Oct. 16. he chaired the department from 1976 to 1995, and he also held a secondary appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine. He specialized in the immunologic-hematopoietic systems of the spleen, thymus, and bone marrow; he also conducted research on malaria, work he continued after retiring. Dr. Weiss helped found two programs at Penn, the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society and the Center for Aquatic Animal Medicine and Pathology. He held several editorial positions, including editor in the 1980s of Histology, a leading textbook; he provided many of his own pen-and-ink illustrations. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1984. Dr. Weiss was a long-serving member of the board of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He had served in the US Army. His daughters are Dr. Marisa C. Weiss C’79 M’84 (whose husband and daughter are Dr. David F. Friedman M’84 and Isabel R. Friedman C’13) and Dr. Alice S. Weiss C’81 V’84 (whose husband and son are Robert Lee Walker C’77 L’87 and Aaron E. Walker C’09), and his son is Nathaniel J. Weiss EAS’89.


Patricia H. Vaughn CW’54, West Chester, Pa., a retired antiques dealer; Oct. 27. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her husband is Rogers W. Vaughn C’53.
Ann Russell Williams CW’54, Hatboro, Pa., Nov. 19, 2011. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.


H. Richard Bixby L’55, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Sept. 19.
Richard D. Mendelson W’55, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Nov. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His daughter is Sandra L. Mendelson C’82 and his son is Kenneth Alan Mendelson C’86.
Howard S. Mitnick W’55, Philadelphia, a retired attorney who had maintained a practice in north New Jersey; March 8, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.


James S. Gaspari Ar’56, West Palm Beach, Fla., a retired architect who had maintained a practice in North Brunswick, N.J., for many years; Dec. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity, the Hexagon Society; he was on the men’s track team.
Dr. Edwin R. Gearhart V’56, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 25.
Donald L. Lomax W’56, Bel Air, Md., Nov. 13, 2011.
Joseph A. Loveland Jr. C’56, West Palm Beach, Fla., a former Los Angeles attorney who became senior vice president and general counsel of what is now Cruzan Rum Ltd.; Oct. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the men’s tennis team.
Col. Robert E. McCleave Jr. C’56, Honolulu, a retired transportation officer with the US Army; July 6. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Dr. Phillip James Moore GM’56, Grand Ledge, Mich., retired medical director of the Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Michigan State University; Oct. 13.
Dr. Edmund N. Pressman C’56 M’60, Haverford, Pa., former chief of anesthesiology at Phoenixville Hospital; Dec. 22. He also was assistant professor of anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and clinical associate professor of anesthesiology at Medical College of Pennsylvania. He coached the Haverford School’s rowing team. His son is Jon F. Pressman G’94 Gr’96.
Dr. David Redfield Gr’56, Chicago, former professor of physics at Stanford University; June 30.
Dr. David Redfield Gr’56, Palo Alto, Calif., a consulting professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University; June 30. He had earlier been a research physicist with Union Carbide and RCA.


A. Peter Kanjorski Jr. W’57 L’60, Nanticoke, Pa., retired judge on the federal Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board, who had earlier served as chair of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board; Nov. 15. Previously, he was with his family’s law firm, Kanjorski & Kanjorski. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. A veteran of the US Army Reserves, his sons are Russell Paul Kanjorski C’91 W’91 L’97 and Mark A. Kanjorski C’93.
Dann Neubauer WEv’57, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 2012.
Pasquale M. Piccioni Ar’57, Eugene, Ore., a former professor of architecture at the University of Oregon; Sept. 24. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. His wife is Nancy Kuhn Piccioni Ar’57.
Aurele Spirt Samuels CW’57, Philadelphia, Dec. 21. Her daughter is Alexandra Samuels C’89 G’93.


James E. Bradley W’58, Allentown, Pa., Aug. 6. He had worked in transportation and freight traffic management from 1959 to 1984.
Maurice Chefitz G’58, Worcester, Mass., July 2.
David P. Loughran C’58 L’62, Mantoloking, N.J., a partner in the law firm of O’Malley, Loughran & Surman; Sept. 26. He had served in the US Marines. His brothers are Francis H. Loughran W’45 and Joseph L. Loughran L’50.


James Nelson Kise Ar’59 GAr’63 GCP’64 GFA’64, Philadelphia, a principal in the architectural and planning firm of Kise, Straw & Kalodner; Dec. 26. He was a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for almost 40 years. His son is A. L. Triplett Kise C’06.
Eugene F. Peterson Jr. GEE’59, Oreland, Pa., Sept. 11.
Saul P. Steinberg W’59, New York, a prominent financier who was a former chair and CEO of Reliance Group Holdings; Dec. 7. He used the public offering of his first company (started soon after graduating and based on an idea he developed while a senior), to begin his career in investments and takeovers, leading to his 1968 takeover of Reliance Insurance. He used junk bonds and traditional financing to buy in a variety of industries; at one point he owned both Days Inn and the Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat in the French Riviera. And he co-founded Telemundo, the Spanish-language television channel. An emeritus Trustee of the University (who was vice-chair of its development committee), he served for 15 years as chair of the Wharton School’s Board of Overseers. His allegiance to Wharton led him first to endow the deanship as the Reliance Professorship of Management and Private Enterprise and then to provide the lead gift to renovate and expand the School’s home into Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall. He co-chaired the Campaign for Penn, a major fundraising drive, 1989-91. His daughters are Laura Tisch Broumand C’84 and Holden G. Steinberg C’08, his sons are Jonathan L. Steinberg W’88 and Rayne Steinberg W’01, and his stepdaughter is Jennifer Ellen Johnson W’88.



Dr. Arnold C. Satterthwait G’60, Moscow, Idaho, retired professor of linguistics and computer science at Washington State University; Nov. 29.
Dr. John Shively GM’60, Carnegie, Pa., a former founding head of pulmonary medicine at Allegheny General Hospital; Dec. 7.
Robert W. Siekman C’60, Buckfield, Maine, Oct. 5. At Penn, he was a member of the Friars Senior Society.


Dr. Theodore S. Beardsley Jr. Gr’61, Charlotte Harbor, Fla., retired director of the Hispanic Society of America in New York; Nov. 3.
Dr. Raymond D. Olson M’61, Cortland, N.Y., a retired gynecologist; Dec. 20.
Donald J. Schneider WG’61, Green Bay, Wis., former head of Schneider Transport & Storage, his family’s trucking company; Jan. 13, 2012.


Ethella H. Cressman GNu’62, Lake Alfred, Fla., June 29.
Dr. Lee O. Fletcher V’62, Claremont, N.H., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 10.
Dr. Dorothy J. Rabiger Gr’62, Cheltenham, Pa., Feb. 20, 2012.
Ralph E. Wakeman GEd’62, Ashtabula, Ohio, a retired science teacher at Parma High School from 1951 to 1985; Oct. 11.


Dr. Bruce E. Brown M’63, Wellborn, Fla., Nov. 4.


Frederick B. Barclay W’64 WG’66, Newburyport, Mass., retired vice president at the Spencer Turbine Co. in Windsor, Conn.; Oct. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Friars Senior Society, and the men’s rowing team. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Navy.
Emily Flesch Bauer CW’64, Harrison, N.Y., July 19.
Gwendolyn O. Schoeller CW’64, Wallkill, N.Y., a retired high-school teacher of Latin and English; Oct. 15. At Penn, she was a member of the Pennguinettes, the women’s synchronized-swimming team.
Dr. John E. Tartaglione V’64, Blakeslee, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 15.
Dr. Howard C. Zell Gr’64, Ft. Washington, Pa., March 12, 2012.
1965 | Dr. William J. Haggerty D’65, Greenwich, Conn., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice there from 1967 to 2001; Dec. 21. He served in the US Navy, 1965–67. His wife is Kaye A. Haggerty DH’65.
Dante E. Nepi WEv’65, Dumfries, Va., Aug. 2, 2011.


Theodore F. Marx GEd’66, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2011.

John F. Maher WG’67, Sherman Oaks, Calif., retired president and CEO of Great Western Financial Corporation and its principal subsidiary, Great Western Bank; Oct. 13. His daughter is Helen C. Maher C’05.



Dr. Donald R. Burke Gr’70, Drexel Hill, Pa., retired professor of management and cofounding director of the MBA program at Villanova University; Oct. 19. He had served in the US Army.
Col. Henry M. Dermody Jr. WG’70, Centreville, Md., Nov. 24. He retired from the US Army in 1993.
Henry S. Hamilton Jr. C’70, Key West, Fla., Nov. 8. His sister is Josephine H. Fischer CW’64.


Donald J. Balsley Jr. WG’72, Pittsburgh, Sept. 19.
Dr. Nancy Von Bruckner CW’72, McLean, Va., a retired dermatologist who had maintained a practice there for 27 years; Nov. 19. Her husband is Steven M. Bruckner GEE’67.
Dr. John H. Wertheimer C’72 M’76 GM’81, Rydal, Pa., Dec. 12.


Miguel E. Cano W’74, Coral Gables, Fla., former president of the Biscayne Finance Company; May 9.
Dr. Robert L. Yarrish M’74, Hartsdale, N.Y., director of infection control at Sound Shore Medical Center; Nov. 18. While on his honeymoon, he set up the infection-control department at Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan. A member of the US Navy Reserves, he served in the US military operations in Kuwait and Afghanistan.


Phyllis Shearer Jones C’76 W’76, Silver Spring, Md., president and CEO of Elan International, LLC; Dec. 16. At Penn, she was a member of the Friars Senior Society. Her son is Lance E. Jones W’06.


Andre M. Dilemmo ChE’77, Oak Ridge, N.J., Nov. 27. He had worked for BASF for 35 years.
Jon Kest C’77, Brooklyn, N.Y., a community activist; Dec. 5. An advocate for the working class and the poor, he headed the New York Communities for Change. His wife is Francine Streich-Kest OT’77. Their daughter, Jessie F. Streich-Kest C’10, died last October (“Obituaries,” Jan|Feb 2013).
Peter J. Muse C’77, Milton, Mass., Dec. 14.
Michael D. Will W’77, Malvern, Pa., April 10, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.


Jean B. Blythe WG’78, Wilmington, Del., Nov. 1.
Judith A. Coffman Nu’78 GNu’83, Zellwood, Fla., a retired neonatal nurse; Dec. 14.
Pamela Anne Cooper C’78 G’79, Westfield, N.J., associate director of planning and development for the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University and the administrative director of the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel; Nov. 24.


Cecilia M. Valente WG’79, San Francisco, former senior vice president at the Union Bank of California; July 18.



Dr. Jeffrey R. Blum D’80, Villanova, Pa., a dentist; Nov. 28.
Dr. Joan U. Bretschneider GNu’80, Philadelphia, retired director of education and lifelong learning at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Dec. 14. HUP established the Joan Bretschneider Award for Nursing Excellence in her honor. She had earlier been a professor of nursing at Villanova University.


Dr. Margie Leonard Stubee GrEd’81, Fairfield, N.J., a retired school psychologist; Dec. 22.


Dorothy Moyer Black GNu’82, Warren, Pa., Jan. 12, 2012.


Alan M. Kirschenbaum W’83, Burbank, Calif., a television producer and writer; Oct. 30. He worked on the sitcoms Yes, Dear; Raising Hope; and My Name Is Earl; and he directed episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond.


Dr. Sandra F. Herman V’84, Odenton, Md., June 18.


Christopher M. Appleford GAr’85, Seattle, a senior associate at NBBJ, an architecture firm; Oct. 17.
Joseph P. Killackey W’85 WG’03, New York, a principal at RJ Partners, an investment firm; Nov. 12.


D. Miller-Clemmons GEd’86 GEd’02, Philadelphia, assistant director of Head Start in the Philadelphia schools; Nov. 26. Her husband is Michael G. Clemmons ME’80.
Dr. Agnes Dziarski D’86, Flossmoor, Ill., a dentist; Aug. 4.
Thomas Herman Meyer G’86 WG’86, Miami, a farmer who founded the old Homebuilders Financial Network, a mortgage company; Oct. 31. In 2003, he and his wife established the Vicki M. Israel and Joan F. and Louis H. Meyer Endowed Scholarship at Penn. A daughter is Kristin Meyer C’00.
Dr. Jan Shanis Tuttleman Gr’86, La Jolla, Calif., president of the Tuttleman Family Foundation; Oct. 29. A former microbiologist, she later worked in fundraising for the University of California San Diego business school. She helped found the San Diego Jewish Women’s Foundation and Women Give San Diego. Her brother is Steven M. Tuttleman W’81.



Dr. Frederick D. Weathers G’93, Philadelphia, a naturopath with Hill Dermaceuticals; Nov. 6.



Michelle H. Camps GEd’00, Bensalem, Pa., Dec. 12.


André J. Evans W’05, Atlanta, Sept. 26, 2011.
Kristen Kowalski C’05, Upper Darby, Pa., Nov. 2. Her mother is Margaret Donohue Kowalski C’78.


Arindam Bardhan WG’08, Chicago, July 7. He worked in the vaccines and diagnostics division of Novartis.


Faculty and Staff

Dr. Joan U. Bretschneider. See Class of 1980.
Robert E. Derby. See Class of 1938.
Vernice D. Ferguson, a senior fellow at Penn Nursing who had served as the Fagin Family Term Chair in Cultural Diversity, 1993–97; Dec. 8. A member of the Nursing School’s Board of Overseers, she held faculty appointments at several universities and won numerous awards, including the American Nurses Association’s Mary Mahoney Award.
Dr. Neil F. Leonard Jr., Philadelphia, professor emeritus of history; Oct. 13. He joined the old Department of American Civilization as an assistant professor in 1961, eventually chairing it. When that department closed in 1987, he was appointed a professor of history, and then appointed emeritus in 1996. His second book, Jazz: Myth and Religion, was published by Oxford University Press in 1987.
Robert H. Odell See Class of 1943.
Dr. Leon P. Weiss See Class of 1953.


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