Dr. Nelson J. Abare D18, Buffalo, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 1978.
Dr. Vernon A. Lockwood C20 M22, Oklahoma City, a retired physician; July 18, 2000.
Charles E. Hoffmaster WEF22, Reading, Pa.
Dr. Harry W. Staats D24, Belle Mead, N.J., a retired dentist; April 1994.
Nathan L. Edelstein W25 L28, Philadelphia, former chair of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, from 1956 to 1962, who fought discrimination in hiring and housing; Jan. 23. Under him the commission issued a report in 1961, after a 13-month investigation, charging that the citys hotel and restaurant industries discriminated in hiring. He also served on a fair-housing advisory committee under then-mayor James Tate, but quit over the mayors failure to meet with the committee to discuss its recommendations. Admitted to the bar in 1928, Nathan Edelstein actively practiced law for 70 years, specializing in real estate, and corporate and business law; he retired four years ago, at 95 years of age, from Margolis Edelstein, the law firm of his son, Edward L. Edelstein W52 L55, where he was of counsel. He served as president of the American Jewish Congress and chair of its governing council.
Vincent Cheverelli ME26, Ambler, Pa., Oct. 20.
Joe Weston Hamilton W28, Linwood, N.J., Sept. 14, 1998.
Dr. Forest M. Houser M28, Cherryville, N.C., a retired physician; Jan. 22, 1998.
Beatrix Straussman Kaplin Ed28, Rydal, Pa. A retired social worker in the Philadelphia school system, who later taught in the citys womens prisons.
Dr. J. Gordon Carlson C29 Gr35, Knoxville, Tenn., retired Alumni Distinguished Service Professor and head of zoology and entomology at the University of Tennessee; Dec. 17. In 1955 he served as vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 1961 as president of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences.
Amy Linscott Collins Ed29, Clearwater, Fla., Nov. 24.
Max Epstein W29, Philadelphia, a practicing certified public accountant for some 70 years; March 15, 2000. He relinquished his sole practice several years ago, but continued to go to his office, shared with his attorney son, J. Earl Epstein L59, mostly caring for the investments of widows of former clients. Known for his successes as a forensic accountant, he was often appointed the accountant for trustees in bankruptcies.
Dr. H. Jay Ginns C29 D33, Princeton, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Philadelphia for more than 50 years retiring in the late 1980s; Dec. 31. He was an instructor at the Dental School, 1934-39, and was elected a fellow of the International College of Dentists in 1967. At Penn he was on the crew team; a member of the fraternity Pi Epsilon Phi, he received its achievement citation in 1965. Dr. Ginns was class agent for the Class of 1929 for more that 25 years, and he served as president of the Universitys Dental Alumni Society, receiving its alumni award of merit in 1965. He was a founding member of the Benjamin Franklin Society and an original R. Tait McKenzie associate of the Weightman Society. He was an active board member of Eagleville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa. A trustee of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, Dr. Ginns was honored by it in 1974; he was an honorary board member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, and in the 1960s served as president of the Philadelphia area Hillel houses. Dr. Ginns was part of a four-generation Penn family with a paving stone on the Womens Walkway and Class of 1949 Generational Bridge that commemorates this. He was the son of Dr. Robert S. Ginns D1903 and the brother of Ruth Ginns Deneau CW38; he is survived by his daughter Margery Ginns Barr CW73, son-in law Stephen E. Barr W65 WG70, and grandchildren, Jason Robert Barr C97 and Amy Ruth Barr C02.
Cabell Gwathmey Ar29, Harwood, Md., a retired colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who served as the first permanent director of the Washington licenses and inspections department; Jan. 4. During his tenure, he had oversight of a new housing code, and he set up a training system for inspectors: he strongly attempted to enforce the code in the hope it would clean up blighted areas of the city. After retiring from city government in 1958, he spent 15 years in the San Francisco area, co-founding a civic-construction firm there. He returned to the D.C. area in the mid-1970s. During the Second World War he served in North Africa and Italy, and his decorations included the Legion of Merit.
Hilda Breuer Shames DH29, Ventnor, N.J., a former dental hygienist; Dec. 22.
Grace Bader Bunting Ed30, Gaithersburg, Md., Nov. 3.
Morris S. Hanson W30, Rydal, Pa., Sept. 29.
Joseph Rosenblith W30, West Hills, Calif., May 22, 2001.
Harry K. Madway W31 L36, Merion, Pa., an attorney; Oct. 5.
Emanuel S. Mendelson CCT31, Philadelphia, a retired physiologist with the U.S. Naval Materials Center in the old Philadelphia Navy Yard; Nov. 14. Some of his inventions were patented by the Navy. He had earlier worked and conducted research in Penns Medical School. He was a member of the Penn chess team.
Dr. Paul K. Stolz G31 GM41, Fleetwood, Pa., a retired physician; May 16, 2001.
Maurice S. Burrison W32, Philadelphia, curator and director of the Burrison Art Gallery in the University Faculty Club, where, over 23 years he organized over 200 exhibits, showing the works of artists, from the world-famous to the less-well-known, who were part of the Penn community; Dec. 10. The gallery was named after him in 1990, and recently moved from its old site to its current location in the Inn at Penn. A former interior designer with the Bethlehem Furniture Manufacturing Corp., he came to Penns facilities-planning department in 1968, and over the years, worked on various design and planning matters of the high-rise dorms, the Annenberg Center, the School of Medicine, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and College Hall. Retiring in 1977, he remained with the department as a consultant.
John A. Dunkelberger M32 GM40, Reading, Pa., a retired physician; May 30, 1998.
Dr. Richard D. Nierling M32, Jamestown, N.D., a retired physician; Feb. 14, 1999.
William W. Hibberd W33, Titusville, N.J., Dec. 14.
Frances M. Lore Horner Ed33, Sewell, N.J., July 23, 2001.
Dr. Paul L. Jackson G33, Philadelphia, a retired assistant clinical professor at the Temple University School of Dentistry who had maintained a practice in West Philadelphia for 28 years; Jan. 17. Following discharge from the U.S. Army after service in the Second World War, he taught dentistry at Howard University in Washington before setting up practice in Philadelphia in 1947.
Arthur B. Levinson WEv33, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 2001.
Dr. Thomas G. Little C33 D36, Leesburg, Fla., a retired dentist; July 22, 1999.
Dr. Caroline P. Scott M33, Lexington, Ky., a retired physician; March 25, 1993.
Dr. Joseph C. Wise D33, Lititz, Pa., a retired dentist; Nov. 30, 1998.
Lola Hoff Wolford GEd33, Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 12, 2000.
Dr. Irwin B. Golden C34 D36, Upland, Calif., Feb. 3, 1997.
William S. Masius W34, Scarsdale, N.Y., Dec. 23.
Julia Meardon Ed34, Denver.
Dr. David Mossberg D34, Lake Worth, Fla., a retired orthodontist who had maintained a practice in New York until he was well into his eighties; Jan. 24. The board of directors of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of the Palm Beaches passed the following resolution, that it wishes to formally recognize one particular longstanding member of our club for his sincere interest and deep devotion to the University. While we all have very fond memories of Penn, Dr. Mossberg was often heard to say that his student years at Penn provided the fondest memories of his lifetime. He would tease that his wife, Rose, might even be jealous of that relationship. Whenever a Penn event took place, David and Rose did their best to attend. Within the past year they attended the Mask & Wig performance and the fall kick-off event at Taboo. Those of us who sat with them found him to be a marvelous conversationalist who sprinkled his thoughts with his love of Penn. The board members feel that the loss of such a memorable member of our Penn family is deserving of recognition. While we desire to recognize David, we also wish to recognize Rose, a member of our family by proxy. When she called to advise of Davids passing she explained that his love of the University prompted her to see that he was buried wearing his Penn tie. His daughter is Lori Mossberg Curtis CW72 SW77.
Cortland R. Rosebro Jr. WG34, Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 12, 2000.
John W. Timm Jr. WEv34, Coatesville, Pa., Dec. 4.
Albert K. Ackoff ChE35, Pomona, Calif., June 25, 2000.
J. Herman Perdue Jr. W35, Salisbury, Md., retired certified public accountant; Feb. 29, 2000. He had earlier owned the Perdue Ford agency in Snow Hill, selling it in 1972.
George W. Williams G35, Glenwood, Ill., Apr. 1993.
Grace Arent Colwell DH36, Cincinnati, 1995.
Louise Johnson Fellows Ed36, Arlington, Va., a language teacher in public and private schools for 23 years; Sept. 14. She taught English, humanities, Latin, and French at Fremont High School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, Calif.; both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the founders of Apple Computers, were among her students. She served as chairperson of the foreign-languages department at Homestead, 1963-69. Retiring from public-school teaching in 1980, she taught Latin at the Buckley School in New York. With her husband, she co-wrote, Religions East and West (1978), a college textbook that is still in print.
Lewis M. Gill L36, Haverford, Pa., an arbitrator; Jan. 1. Over his career he decided thousands of labor disputes, including those between Philadelphia teachers and the school board, transport workers and Septa, and butchers and the Acme and the A&P supermarket chains. From 1969 to 1972 he was an arbitrator for major-league baseball. He was a past president of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
Theodore J. Hess W36 WG37, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 28.
Eberhard F. Schea WEv36, Philadelphia, Dec. 1.
Crampton Trainer W36, West Hartford, Conn., retired senior vice president and treasurer of the old Aetna Life Affiliated Companies; Jan. 6. He had been with the company for 34 years. He had been chair of the Society for Savings, and served on the board of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., and the Excelsior Life Insurance Co. of Canada. He was a past president of the Hartford Neighborhood Centers and the Hartford Community Council. At Penn he was a member of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi, and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
Charles H. Parkell W37, Red Bank, N.J., May 21, 1997.
C. Herbert Shoemaker W37, White Lake, Mich.
Dr. George W. Bodamer Ch38, Cheltenham, Pa., Nov. 27.
Rev. Ernest J. Bohn G38, Goshen, Ind., Sept. 4, 1992.
Catherine Smyth Emmons CW38, Cataumet, Mass., Dec. 1.
Bernard Frank L38, Allentown, Pa., a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern district of Pennsylvania; Jan. 21. Board chair of Frank, Frank, Penn & Frank, P.C., he had practiced law in Allentown since 1939. He had also served as solicitor for the Lehigh County Prison board, assistant city solicitor, and chair of the city housing review board. He had served as chair of the ABAs ombudsman committee, and was a past president of the International Ombudsman Institute at the University of Alberta. And he served on the board of Muhlenberg College.
Jay I. Lush C38, Eastbourne, U.K., June 14, 2001.
Dr. Maurice G. Rice GM38, Stevens Point, Wisc., Sept. 9, 1991.
Sarah E. Yeo Ed38 GEd40, Ocean Grove, N.J., Sept. 5.
Jeannette Sweetser Barnes CW39, Cataumet, Mass., retired director of the Main Line Project Learning of the Lower Merion (Pa.) School District; Dec. 25. At Penn she was a member of the swim team and a member of the sorority Delta Delta Delta. A lifelong sailor, she won the New England Beetle Cat Associations womens title in 1957. After moving to Cataumet in 1970, she worked at the Thorne Clinic in Pocasset and later served on its board.
Dr. Burton J. Cherney ChE39, Goleta, Calif., a retired engineer; Oct. 31. With the DuPont Company, he was part of the team that designed and built the Savannah River nuclear plant in Aiken, S.C., and he worked for petrochemcial-engineering companies in Los Angeles. Specializing in designing equipment for the chemical-process industries, his work ranged from heavy-water and gas systems for nuclear reactors to production processes for polymer and nylon fibers. He also designed and built the family house in Aiken and their summer house in McCloud, Calif.; his family believed there was no machine or gadget he could not build or fixbroken ones were the best as they offered the most challengebut the family kitchen at times resembled a laboratory and the dining room a machine shop.
Emil C. Cutler Jr. WEv39, Willow Street, Pa., former head of J. P. Collins & Sons, a lumber and building-materials supplier in Moorestown, N.J., who retired in 1980 after 35 years with the firm; Dec. 21.
Dr. Clarence L. Francisco GM39, Shawnee Mission, Kans., July 29, 1994.
Dr. Donald S. Goldberg D39, Hollywood, Fla., a retired dentist; June 6, 2001.
Gabriel Goldman C39, Pikesville, Md., Nov. 11, 1998.
Dr. Oscar Libby C39 D41, Lantana, Fla., a retired dentist; Dec. 17.
Dr. James K. McClintock Jr. M39, Rockville, Md., a retired physician; July 19, 1995.
Walter N. Read C39 L42, Riverton, N.J., a retired partner in the Haddonfield law firm of Archer, Greiner & Read, who had served as president of New Jersey and the Camden County Bar Associations; Dec. 22. After retiring from the practice he served as chair of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, 1982-89. At Penn he played varsity soccer and was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society. Family members recalled that in 1941 he took his last exam at Penn on a Friday and enlisted in the Navy that Saturday.
Martin Bayersdorfer Jr. W40, Philadelphia, financial administrator for the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a research laboratory near the Penn campus, from 1972 till 1988, when he retired at the age of 70 years; Jan. 3.
Dr. David J. Gilmore M40, Baltimore, a retired physician; Feb. 29, 2000.
Olga R. Hrisko NEd40, Charleston, S.C., April 9, 2001.
Ruth Jones Ed40, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 3.
Ann Farquharson McHugh DH40, Meriden, Conn., Sept. 13.
Dr. Renato A. Ricca M40, Woods Hole, Mass., a retired physician; Feb. 4, 2000.
Geoffrey Stengel L40, Gladwyne, Pa., retired secretary and treasurer of the Insurance Company of North America who later served as executive vice president of the Church Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia, 1977-86, which disperses funds for community-outreach programs; Jan. 15. He was a former chair of the Agnes Irwin School.
Robert B. Van Arsdale W40, Gaithersburg, Md., Jan. 11.
Francis E. Hart W41, Fort Wayne, Ind., April 7, 2001.
Hazel J. McCutcheon Ed41 GEd46, Dresher, Pa., Dec. 2.
Morris D. Mercatoris W41, Meadville, Pa., head of a real estate agency and Mercatoris Oil Co.; Dec. 1. He had served as president of the Meadville Medical Center, which he helped form from the union of two hospitals, and chair of the Community Health Services. During the Second World War he was a flight leader in the U.S. Armys Air Transport Command: he was one of 12 foreigners to receive the Order of the Red Star from the Soviet government for delivering aircraft to the Soviet Union.
Dr. Edwin A. Rasberry Jr. M41 GM45, Wilson, N.C., a retired physician; Dec. 1.
Eloise Scott Reed Ed41, Washington, retired chair of the art department at Masterman School in Philadelphia; Jan. 6. She had taught in the Philadelphia school system for 30 years.
Dr. E. Reid Bahnson M42 GM48, Winston-Salem, N.C., former medical director of Piedmont Airlines from 1952 to 1987; Jan. 14. He was a past president of the Forsyth County Medical Society. He also served on the board of the American Rhododendron Society, and as president of the North Carolina Orchid Society and the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation.
Meyer Bennon ME42, Dover, Del.
Phyllis Stork Cates CW42, Alexandria, Va., a retired teacher of languages, arts, and the humanities at Fairfax County elementary schools from 1968 till 1983; Jan. 8.
John Edward Friend C42, New York, April 23, 2001.
Raymond M. Frommer WEv42, Oakdale, Minn., Aug. 6, 1999.
Albert D. Gallatin W42, Greensburg, Pa., retired owner of the Greensburg Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Dec. 18.
Philip G. Gillig Jr. W42, Lake Worth, Fla., May 19, 2001.
Edward F. Lane WEv42, Bethesda, Md., June 5, 2000.
Gertude Russell McGraw Ed42, Daytona Beach, Fla., a retired elementary teacher in the public schools of Elmont, N.Y.; Jan. 25, 1999. She had earlier taught in Philadelphia and Somerville, N.J.
Robert C. Michael W42, Tryon, N.C., Oct. 12.
Dr. Leonard J. Schwade GM42, Milwaukee, a retired surgeon; Feb. 10, 2001.
Dr. Joseph T. Byrne M43, Richmond, Va., a retired physician; Dec. 14, 1997.
Dr. Bernard L. Coppolo M43, Saint Marys, Pa., Feb. 6, 1998.
Dr. F. Murray Iobst V43, Whitehall, Pa., veterinarian; Jan. 19.
Dr. Carolyn Moore McCue GM43, Richmond, Va., a retired pediatrician; April 8, 1999.
Dr. Peter P. Potocki CCC43, Bear, Del., a retired physician; Jan. 29, 2000.
Robert N. Taylor FA43, Egg Harbor, Wisc., Oct. 27, 2000.
Robert W. Borell Ch44, Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 20, 1999.
Ivan B. Bottenstein Ed44 GEd45, Scarsdale, N.Y., an attorney; Nov. 9.
Dr. Quentin H. Iorio D44, Bronxville, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 4, 2000.
Helen Gusikoff Price CW44, Flushing, N.Y., May 26, 2001.
Paul L. Wise L44, Malvern, Pa., retired senior vice president and general counsel of the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Dec. 20. During the Second World War he served in counter-intelligence with the U.S. Army in Germany.
William H. Gawthrop W45, Spring House, Pa., Feb. 19, 1999.
David V. Wachs WEv45, Wynnewood, Pa., Sept. 20, 1999.
Dr. Willis D. Bidgood M46, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., a physician; Oct. 10, 2000.
Ree Levine Goldberg DH46, Oldsmar, Fla., Nov. 15.
Phyllis Oxman Koiwai CW46 G49, Horsham, Pa., Dec. 18.
Dr. Warren H. Ash M47, Louisville, Ky., a retired anesthesiologist who had practiced there from 1951 to 1994; Dec. 23.
Dr. Rudolph E. Chaney M47, Garden Grove, Calif., a physician; July 5, 2001.
Dr. Robert R. Monahan V47, Palm Desert, Calif., a retired veterinarian who had practiced in Brunswick, Maine, for 42 years; Dec. 9. He had served as president of the New England Veterinary Medical Association, and for 20 years was a delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association. A past president of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, he served as secretary of the Maine Board of Veterinary Examiners.
Dr. Clement G. Motten Gr47, Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of Latin American history at Temple University who was the founding director of its Center for Inter-American Studies; Jan. 17. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Havana 1959-60 during the early days of the Castro revolution. He taught at Temples campus in Rome for two years, and he received the Lindbach Award for distinguished teaching in 1967. Dr. Motten was co-founder of the Middle American Council of Latin American Studies and a fellow of the Organization of American States. He met his future wife, Louise Fewell Motten CW40 G41, while they were both on a biking trip through Europe in 1936; for more than 50 years they traveled through Latin America, Africa, and Europe, often leading youth groups. He wrote Mexican Silver and the Enlightenment.
Dr. Lyle S. Powell Jr. M47, Walnut Creek, Calif., a physician; April 8, 2000.
Dr. Dan Vecchione D47, Lake Worth, Fla., a retired dentist; Jan. 3.
Anne Levin Weinstock Ed47, San Diego.
Theodore Wiles Ed47 GEd47, Great Barrington, Mass.
Dr. Howard Carlisle G48, Philadelphia, March 31, 1996.
Howard H. Dornbusch W48, Livingston, N.J., retired owner of Climate Control Systems, Inc., and earlier, the Liberty Fuel Oil Co., both in Newark; Dec. 25.
Thomas W. Nihill W48, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., April 23, 1999.
Jack G. Wasserman Ed48, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1997.
Col. Robert M. Weinstein W48, Moraga, Calif., Sept. 23, 2000.
Lester W. Calkins GEE49, Pittsburgh, May 28, 2001.
Lt.Col. Eugene H. Cathrall III W49, Cold Spring, N.J., a former officer in the U.S. Army who had served in the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, who retired with honors in 1979; May 29, 2001. During his military career he had received the Purple Heart, the Legion of Merit, and a Bronze Star. Long-retired to Cape May, he served on the mayors advisory commission and the Shade Tree Commission.
Dr. William N. Kinnard Jr. WG49 Gr56, Storrs Mansfield, Conn., April 16, 2001.
Harold L. Russell EE49, Doylestown, Pa., Nov. 18.
Leonard G. Scharf L49, Norristown, Pa., an attorney; Oct. 10.
Dr. Luke E. Ebersole Gr50, Palmyra, Pa., retired vice-chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee; Dec. 26. He had served on the faculty there, teaching sociology.
Maj. Robert E. Krider W50, Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 11.
William E. Bitting CCC51, New Hope, Pa., Dec. 14.
Mark A. Doyle G51, Glendale, Calif., July 24, 2001.
Carolyn Austin Fessler DH51, Norristown, Pa., Dec. 22, 1997.
Alan W. Frankenfield Jr. C51 G53, Oaklyn, N.J., April 2, 2001.
Lee B. Koehler C51, Stroudsburg, Pa., an attorney; Dec. 1, 2000. At Penn he was a member of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega.
Dr. Thomas R. Leech M51, Lima, Ohio, a physician; Sept. 21, 1999.
Andrew J. McCann Jr. C51, Abington, Pa., Dec. 19. He had retired from the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. At Penn he was a member of the fraternity Sigma Nu.
Charles S. Mellen II W51, Aurora, Ohio, a retired sales and marketing executive with Sherwin Williams Co. and Waterlox Chemical Co.; Jan. 11. He served for over 22 years in various elected positions for Moreland Hills, including president of its council. After graduating from Penn, he was a transportation officer in the U.S. Army in Korea; upon discharge, he returned to Penn for two years as the assistant dean of admissions. He was the brother of Richard C. Mellen WG66 and the father of Charles S. Mellen III W85.
Alvin Miller W51, Lido Beach, N.Y., April 30, 2001.
Joseph C. Mitchell Jr. ME51, Escondido, Calif., May 6, 2001.
Gerard E. Ohmer W51, Key Biscayne, Fla., former financial vice president and distribution manager for Exxon Corp. in the Caribbean who retired in 1981; Oct. 13.
Harry E. Albertson WEv52, St. Augustine, Fla., Aug. 1, 2001.
Dolya Goutman GFA52, Rosemont, Pa., an artist who taught painting at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia for 33 years, serving as chair of the painting department for several years; Dec. 15. He also headed the colleges overseas extension in Florence. In his earlier career, he worked as an art director for Paramount Studios in Hollywood, and painted the murals for The Moon and Sixpence, a film about the life of Paul Gauguin.
Dr. Carmault B. Jackson Jr. M52 GM56, San Antonio, Tex., a retired physician with the U.S. Air Force who was assigned to NASA for Project Mercury, its first manned space program; Aug. 6, 2001. During the Second World War he served with the U.S. Army in Europe and was awarded three Purple Hearts. After retiring from practicing medicine, he worked as medical director for Southwestern Bell and insurance companies. He also served as administrator of Metropolitan General Hospital. In January last year he was inducted into the Texas Science Hall of Fame.
William J. Lee WEv52, Newtown, Pa., Sept. 16.
Andrew T. Ronon L52, Merion, Pa., Dec. 13.
Dr. Leo J. Scanlon Jr. M52, Brandon, Miss., a physician; July 2, 1994.
Dr. John C. Farrell D53, Geneva, N.Y., a dentist; Aug. 25, 2001. His brother is Dr. James J. Farrell D59.
Ronald I. Kravitz C53 L56, Philadelphia, an attorney; Aug. 25, 2001.
Richard V. Morse W53, Springfield, Pa., retired vice president of marketing communications with Lithonia Lighting Corp. in Conyers, Ga.; Jan. 15. He served some terms as president of the National Lighting Board. And he was a past president of the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. With a 23-year career in advertising account management, he earlier had been vice president for new-product development for the Canada Dry Corporation. Semi-retiring in 1998, Richard worked as a realtor in Newtown Square and Haverford, Pa. He was elected an Outstanding Alumnus in 1972 and he served on his Classs 50th Reunion executive committee. In 1998 he was elected a trustee of the Psi Upsilon chapter at Penn, and its president last year. His first wife was Florence Denby Morse Ed52 and their sons are Stuart V. Morse C80 and Andrew D. Morse C83.
Robert P. Oberly C53 L59, West Barnstable, Mass., a former partner, specializing in trusts and estates, with the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, who retired in 1997; Jan. 1. He was a past Pennsylvania chair of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. At Penn he was a member of the Mask & Wig Club. His father was Penns dean of admissions for many years, including the period after the Second World War when he counseled and guided the wave of returning veterans.
Dr. Edward H. Rosenberry Gr53, Hockessin, Del., Oct. 19.
Stuart S. Kaufman W54, West Hartford, Conn., a retired certified public accountant who had maintained a practice in Farmington; Jan. 13.
Karl J. Obermaier Ar54, St. Augustine Beach, Fla., Jan. 8.
Frederick A. Bothe Jr. C55, Devon, Pa., Aug. 9, 2001.
Betty Davis Cury CW55, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 22, 2000
Neal G. Cury WG55, St. Augustine, Fla., a retired Jacksonville entrepreneur; Aug. 21. He was the widower of Betty Davis Cury CW55.
Dr. Malcolm F. Dorfman M55, Paradise Valley, Ariz., a physician; Feb. 15, 1999.
Norman C. Moore G55, Philadelphia, retired dean of students at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.; Jan. 16.
Dr. Gilbert Shapiro C55, Moraga, Calif., Dec. 5.
Cdr. Marion Francis Wardell Nu55, Monmouth Beach, N.J., Oct. 12.
Frank J. Weber W55, Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2000.
Bert E. Zibelman CCC55, Drexel Hill, Pa., an attorney; Sept. 30.
Samuel L. Hirshland L56, Chestertown, Md., an attorney who served as of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Spector, Gadon & Rosen; Dec. 18.
Benjamin W. Kitchen Ar56 GAr58, Haddonfield, N.J., an architect and planner with Kitchen & Associates in Collingswood and Philadelphia; Jan. 15. He re-designed historic buildings and designed affordable housing in order to revitalize urban districts. Some of his works are Bray Hall at the College of New Jersey at Ewing; in Philadelphia, the Hard Rock CafÈ, the refurbished North Philadelphia Train Station, and Casa Caribe, a senior-citizen housing complex in the Fairhill district. In 2000 his firm received three awards for its renovation of the old Zane School in Collingswood, once a dilapidated eyesore: he completed the $1.7-million project, then leased the building and moved his 50-member firm into it, helping revive the boroughs small business district.
Alvin G. Shpeen L56, mayor of Glassboro, N.J., who was leading a revitalization program of its downtown; Jan. 1. In the mid-1990s he was director of the state Division on Gaming Enforcement. From 1986 till 1992 he served both as a deputy state attorney general and the acting prosecutor for Salem County. In his long public career he had earlier served as a solicitor in a number of South Jersey towns, the first full-time prosecutor for Gloucester County (1980-86), and as municipal judge in Deptford, East Greenwich, Pitman, and Woodbury Heights.
Dr. Ronald I. Forster M57, Delray Beach, Fla., a physician; Dec. 11.
Michael Goldman W57 L60, Philadelphia, an attorney who specialized in business law; Jan. 3. In 1960 he joined with his lawyer father in the law firm of Goldman & Goldman, and continued to run it after the latter died 10 years ago.
Bette Gerdau Groshens Nu57, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Oct. 6.
Dr. Stephen A. Morgenstern M57, Wynnewood, Pa., a physician; Dec. 21.
Aaron Reizen W57, Princeton Junction, N.J., Sept. 16, 2000.
Kendall Eisenbury Chew CW59, Rosemont, Pa., a former antique dealer who had maintained a business with her husband; Dec. 29. In 1975 she became director of the Tuesday Afternoon Dancing Class at the Merion Cricket Club, which taught ballroom dancing and manners to generations of Main Line young adults. And in the 1980s she had taught art at the middle school of Agnes Irwin School.
Arthur J. Deric WG59, Lansdale, Pa., an attorney; Feb. 23, 2001.
Robert F. Maine W59, Glenview, Ill., a retired private-placement specialist for finance companies; Oct. 27. He was an original member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. The son of Robert F. Maine Sr. W33, and Virginia Shay Maine Ewer Ed31 and her second husband, Kendall S. Ewer W29, he is survived by his sister, Virginia Maine Shuman CW65, and her daughter, Stephanie Dehne Thibault C94.
Col. James F. Unger WG59, Lawton, Okla., June 13, 2001.
Claude A. Beer C60, Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 11. He was an international champion backgammon player.
William R. Mosolino L60, Orwigsburg, Pa., an attorney; March 10, 2001.
Nancy Mayberry Sobolevitch CW60, Berwyn, Pa., the first woman and the first non-lawyer appointed chief administrator of the Philadelphia courts, 1986-90; Dec. 26. She oversaw court operations during the Roofers Union scandal of the late 1980s, when over a dozen judges were removed or suspended for taking bribes; and in 1993 she told a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge that he was to give up office after he was charged (and later convicted and impeached) with prescription fraud. She had earlier served as energy director for Governor Milton Shapp (1975-8), then as assistant to the speaker of the state House of Representatives (1975-86). She was the wife of Robert H. Sobolevitch C59, a senior researcher with the Center for the Study of Youth Policy at Penns School of Social Work, and mother of Stephen H. Sobolevitch EAS87.
Dr. C. Spencer Streett V60, Kalamazoo, Mich., retired vice president of MPI Research; Dec. 20. From 1963 to 1975 he had maintained a veterinary practice in Fallston, Md., while also working as a consultant veterinary pathologist. He later was senior manager of pathology at ICI Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del.
Laurence Rutahakana G61, Moshi, Tanzania, 1991.
Richard W. Somerville WG61, Wilmington, Del., manager of international packaging for the DuPont Company; Nov. 19, 1999.
F. Lorraine Leiter OT62, Waynesboro, Pa., retired director of occupational therapy at the Western Maryland Hospital Center; Aug. 27, 2001.
Lewis J. Mishkin W62, Mountainside, N.J., an attorney who owned a utility rate consulting company; Sept. 25. He was also a film producer and distributor, operating Mishkin International; he was a member of the rating board of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Paul D. Karpouzis GEd64, Millersville, Pa., a retired statistician with the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Dec. 18. From 1966 to 1986 he worked for the old Hamilton Watch Co., lastly as vice president of operations. He was a past president of the American Hellenic Progressive Association.
Frederick H. Kull II WG64, Dallas, July 10, 2001.
Ira S. Meiselman W64, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 22, 2001.
Dr. Robert W. Janes M65, Altadena, Calif., a physician; Aug. 12, 1999.
Dr. Walter F. Zenner Gr65, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Sept. 20.
Stephen J. Bernocco GM67, Northridge, Calif., Feb. 15, 1994.
Dr. Robert P. Carr M67, Toronto, a psychiatrist; 2001.
Arthur H. Ernst L67, Silver Spring, Md., retired branch chief in the chief counsels office of the IRS; Dec. 27. He retired in 1999 after 28 years service.
Dr. Charles M. Girard WG67, Round Rock, Tex., March 23, 2001.
Helen M. Mitchell Nu67, Lansdowne, Pa., June 12, 2001.
Margaret K. Turanski CW67, Penobscot, Maine, a retired reference and film librarian at the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia; Jan. 9. A committed activist, she was involved in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, and was an advocate for womens rights. And she was active for more than 20 years with the AFSCME union, serving on the local executive board and its negotiating teams.
Albert R. Simonds Jr. L68, Alexandria, Va., a retired partner of the Washington law firm of Bruder, Gentile & Marcoux; Dec. 10. He specialized in the law regulating public utilities and served on the board of the Federal Energy Bar Association. He was the husband of M. Celeste Baker Simonds CW68 and father of Caroline L. Simonds C99.
Angela Divincenzo Malinoski Nu70 GNu80, Gloucester City, N.J., July 5, 2001.
Michael H. Stone WG70, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, July 21, 1991.
Shirley Schoenberg Wellenbach GCP70, Haverford, Pa., assistant dean of continuing education at the College of General Studies from 1976 until her retirement in 1996; Jan. 15. She came to Penn in 1974 as a vocational adviser.
Karen Sugarman Tannenbaum Nu71 GNu73, Bryn Mawr, Pa., April 15, 2001.
Robert D. Rector Jr. C73, Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 3, 2001.
James F. Clavenna WG75, St. Louis, Jan. 4, 2001.
Donald Prowler GAr75, a Philadelphia architect and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Fine Arts; Feb. 8. On the faculty of both Penn (since 1976) and the School of Architecture at Princeton University for a number of years, he was also a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago. He taught design studio and technology courses about the heat and light performance of buildings. In his own practice in Center City he specialized in ecologically sound and energy-efficient buildings, passive solar design, and affordable housing; from 1986 to 2000 he was chair of the Sustainable Building Industry Council, a national organization committed to sustainable, environmentally conscious design. Don Prowler wrote Modest Mansions: Design Ideas for Luxurious Living in Less Space, and edited Teaching Passive Solar Design in Architecture and Passive Solar: State of the Art. He also was recognized by Architecture magazine as a co-developer of the publication Designing Low-Energy Buildings. He received the Progressive Architecture Research Award for developing energy curriculums for architecture schools, and in 1992 was made a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mady Prowler CW72 SW77.
Dr. John R. Abercrombie Gr79, Marblehead, Mass., December.
Christine Meeter Giesecke PT79, Downingtown, Pa., a physical therapist at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center who specialized in aquatic therapy for people with brain injuries; Jan. 11. She was an instructor in neurological dysfunction at Arcadia University and had contributed to a textbook on aquatic rehabilitation. She served on the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapists.
Bernard Rossman WEv79, Elkins Park, Pa., Oct. 5.
Chester C. Y. Koo WG79, Taipei Taiwan, Dec. 24. He served on the board of overseers of the Wharton School and the Wharton Asian Executive Board.
Dr. Kathryn J. McCormick M81, Drexel Hill, Pa., a surgeon at Misericordia and Fitzgerald Mercy hospitals; Jan. 14.
Ellen H. Estrin W85, New York, Dec. 10.
Michael J. Molony WG86, Canton, Ohio, founder with his wife of the P. T. Moran pet-food chain in the Washington area; Dec. 22. They had moved to Canton in 1999.
Dr. Mary Ellen Keating G89, Mont Alto, Pa., July 2001. She began college in her fifties, starting at the Harrisburg Area Community College, and finishing with a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, which was awarded posthumously. She had taught art history at Dickinson College and Penn State.
Dr. Anne Y. Matsushima M89, New York, a physician; Jan. 20, 2000.
Dr. Katherine L. Moulton C89, Kent, Ohio, assistant professor of geology at Kent State University; Nov. 9.
Kathleen J. Nusser WEv89, San Francisco, Nov. 2001.
Dr. Stephen G. Fantine GEd90 GrEd91, Philadelphia, Oct. 3.
David M. Guysinger WG92, Lake Forest, Ill., July 20, 2001.
R. Zachary Egendorf C97, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Subin K. Shrestha EAS97 GEng97, Philadelphia, a senior programming analyst at Wharton Computing; Dec. 22. Born in Katmandu, Nepal, he had joined the office in 1998.
Rabbi Samuel H. Berkowitz, Pompano Beach, Fla., director of the Bnai Brith Hillel at Penn from 1953 to 1971; Feb. 19. Before coming to Penn he served as Hillel director at George Washington University (1946-49) and the University of Illinois (1949-53). He taught and counseled Jewish students in the Philadelphia region for many years, and he served as rabbi or assistant rabbi for several congregations, including the old Emanu-El, Temple Israel in Wynnefield and Adath Tikvah-Montefiore in Northeast Philadelphia. Rabbi Berkowitz, who received an M.A. from Catholic University in 1949, also taught theology at St. Josephs University, till retiring from there in 1985.
Maurice S. Burrison. See Class of 1932.
Dr. Edward B. Irving Jr., Cincinnati, professor of English; March 6, 1998. He joined Penn as an associate professor in 1960, was appointed full professor in 1970, and retired as professor emeritus in 1993. He early established his scholarly reputation while teaching at Yale, with The Old English Exodus (1953 and republished as a paperback in 1970). The prize-winning A Reading of Beowulf (1968) also had a second life as a paperback, and portions of it were reprinted in the Norton critical edition of Beowulf (1975). The Introduction to Beowulf he wrote for Prentice-Halls Landmarks in Literature series (1969) was later re-issued in paperback. And the University of Pennsylvania Press published Re-reading Beowulf (1992). He several times chaired the MLAs Old English group and was a reviewer for Speculum, and he lectured widely in this country and abroad. Dr. Irving also wrote about writing, the oral tradition, and about poetry as poetry. He taught broadly, presenting Shakespeare and Chaucer one year, taking up Joyces Ulysses the next, and he was especially known for his general-honors course on the art of poetry. The brother of Robert R. Irving C51, he was married to Dr. Judith Moffett Gr71, the poet and novelist who also taught on the English faculty, and he was the father of Alison Irving Hall C78.
Charles S. Mellen II. See Class of 1951.
Emanuel S. Mendelson. See Class of 1931.
Donald Prowler GAr75. See Class of 1975.
Dr. Bernice L. Rosman, Philadelphia, a retired clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry and a staff member of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center at Penn; Jan. 14. She joined Penn in 1975 and retired in 1995. She served as director of research and training, chief psychologist, and later director of education at the center, where she worked with Salvador Minuchin, the developer of structural family therapy.
Shirley S. Wellenbach. See Class of 1970.
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