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1925 | Edward T. Bloomberg W’25, Beverly Hills, Calif., March 1, 1999.

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1926 | Dorothy A. Bloecker Ed’26 G’29, Sykesville, Md., an employee of AT&T for 41 years, until her retirement in 1970; Jan. 13. She taught school briefly before joining AT&T in New York. Later she transferred to Washington to work with Bellcom, which provided the communications for the manned space flights to the Moon.

Agnes G. Dwyer Ed’26, Ocean View, N.J., Nov. 9.

Kennard W. Gregory CE’26, Norwich, Conn., Feb. 17, 2001.

Arline Howell Neeld Ed’26, Haddonfield, N.J., Oct. 4, 2001.

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1927 | Josephine E. Megaro Ed’27, Madison, N.J., Aug. 27, 1998.

Dr. William Menin C’27 M’31, Wyncote, Pa., a retired chair of gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center; Dec. 15. While at Penn he drove a cab to finance his education. He joined the staff at Einstein in 1933 and served there for more than 60 years. He was a visiting professor of gastroenterology at Temple University. In 1987 he and his wife established an annual award to be given to an Einstein resident physician who “demonstrates caring, warmth, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of his patients.” Passionate about his field, even on vacation he would take “big medical books to the beach,” his daughter recalled.

Zelda R. Meranze Ed’27, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., May 6, 2000. Her daughter is Dr. Julie Meranze Levitt CW’65, who is married to Dr. Jerry D. Levitt C’62 M’66 GM’72.

Frances C. Walsh Ed’27 GEd’50, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Feb. 23, 2002.

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1928 | Madeleine S. Denisof Ed’28, Philadelphia, May 27, 1999.

Harold F. Fiedler W’28, Pompano Beach, Fla., Feb. 22, 2002.

Dr. Arthur Lemberg D’28, New York, a retired dentist; April 9, 2003.

Samuel M. Morse C’28, New York, a retired attorney; May 25, 2003.

Angeline C. Petrillo Ed’28 G’33, Philadelphia, May 20, 2000.

Harold W. Price W’28, Beverly Hills, Calif., the retired proprietor of Cottage Donuts; Jan. 27. He first worked for his father, co-founder of Joe Lowe Corporation, a bakery and ice-cream supply business that popularized the Popsicle after purchasing the rights. In 1938 Harold started a subsidiary, Cottage Donuts, which had 19 plants and at its peak sold an average of 100,000 doughnuts daily. In retirement he funded business programs at the Wharton School and other universities.

Joseph Folwell Scull Jr. Ed’28 GEd’37 Hon’54, Medford, N.J., headmaster of Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1949 until his retirement in 1970; Jan. 21. Before joining Poly Prep, he had been headmaster of the Scranton Country Day School and the Abington Friends School, both in Pennsylvania. Beginning his tenure at Poly Prep, he used the school’s 100-year anniversary to establish a centennial fund to ensure endowment income for faculty pensions. And he oversaw the building of the Joseph Dana Allen Library, which was completed in 1969. He was past president of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and a founder and president of the Country Day School Headmasters Association of the United States. Following his service with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War, he was an officer in charge of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, Md.

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1929 | Frederick Miles Lehman C’29, Somerset, N.J., March 7, 2003.

Martha Atlas Neuman Ed’29, Teaneck, N.J., Nov. 25, 2000.

Philip A. Pohlke ME’29, Disputanta, Va., May 7, 2003. He had worked for Hercules Inc.

Helene Goldensky Sauber Ed’29, Philadelphia, Dec. 15, 1999.

James V. Vergari WEF’29, San Diego, the retired first vice president and general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia who helped draft the Uniform Commercial Code, which remains the backbone of banking law in the United States; Dec. 30. He was also instrumental in developing automated check-processing for the Federal Reserve system. He had traveled extensively for the Federal Reserve, advising central banks throughout the world. Following his retirement he was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He and his daughter co-wrote Computers and the Law.

Gardner L. Whipple W’29, Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 4, 2002.

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1930 | Dr. Arthur Bernstein C’30 G’31 GM’35, Maplewood, N.J., former associate professor of cardiology at the University; Feb. 22. In 1935 he was appointed assistant instructor of bacteriology at the School of Medicine. He became an instructor in cardiology in 1956, and was appointed associate professor of cardiology in 1959. He had served as director of internal medicine, of cardiology, and of medical education at the Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center, and as director of the Heart Institute at the United Hospitals of Newark, and as an attending cardiologist at the old Babies Hospital in Newark. He was also a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Bernstein left Penn in 1978 to become medical director of Crossroads Health Plan and Essex County Health Organization in New Jersey. He was a president of the Alumni Club of North Jersey, and received the University’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1974. At Penn he established the Arthur Bernstein Cardiology Library Fund in 1977, dedicated to the continuing purchase of library materials in the field of cardiology. His sons are Lawrence C. Bernstein C’62 and Mark E. Bernstein C’70, and one of his daughters is Dr. Penny Bernstein Lambert CW’69 Gr’78.

Helen Dunlap Griffiths Ed’30 GEd’36, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 20.

Lester M. Huettig W’30 WG’33, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Sept. 2002.?

William P. Lytle W’30, Napoleon, Ohio, December.

Edgar A. Maschal W’30, Houston, Tex., Sept. 1.

Robert R. Miley W’30, Brandon, Fla., March 3, 2003. He had worked for Brandon State Bank.

Dr. Juliet Eshner Nathanson CCT’30, G’31, Housatonic, Mass., a physician who had maintained a practice in Philadelphia for more than 50 years; Dec. 6. She became an expert on birth control, fertility treatments, and gynecological cancers. She arranged adoptions between infertile couples and women who had unwanted pregnancies. Following her retirement in 1993, she volunteered as a counselor for pregnant women at the former Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women. Her colleague, Dr. Gene Bishop, described Dr. Nathanson as “an old-fashioned practitioner who treated extended generations of women in the same family. [She] was one of the first Philadelphia physicians to treat women of all races in her private practice.” An avid flyer, she attained a pilot’s license during the 1960s, according to her granddaughter.

Helen Roork Richie Ed’30, Salem, N.J., head of English at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden; June 27, 1999. She retired in 1972 after 42 years teaching.

Pauline N. Rosoff Ed’30 G’32, La Jolla, Calif., Dec. 26, 2001.

Jay E. Tone Jr. W’30, Des Moines, retired president of Tone Brothers, his family’s spice company that had been founded in 1873; Oct. 24.

Capt. Nelson D. Zimmerman L’30, Chestertown, Md., Dec. 1.

1931 | Margaret Burke Bergin Ed’31, Ocean City, N.J., a retired junior-high school teacher in the Philadelphia School District; June 4, 1999.

Murray J. Grohsman W’31, Elkins Park, Pa., Sept. 3.

Gertrude Haskell CCT’31, Philadelphia, Sept. 21.

C. Andrew Herschel C’31, Montpelier, Vt., a retired vice president of the National Life Insurance Co.; Aug. 9, 2003. He began his career in the head office of the Colonial Life Insurance Co. in New Jersey. In 1945 he transferred to the head office of National Life Insurance in Montpelier, where he remained until his retirement in 1974. He had served as alderman and president of the Montpelier City Council, chair of the governor’s committee of children and youth, and director of the Vermont council on world affairs, among other civic organizations. And he was active in the Rotary Club, where he was president, governor, and treasurer, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Dr. William Kaufman C’31, Winston-Salem, N.C., a retired physician; Aug. 24, 2000.

Ellis G. Minner W’31, San Diego, Oct. 23.

Donald J. Ottman Ar’31, Burlington, Vt., Aug. 18, 1999.

Joseph S. Stevens C’31, Bryn Mawr, Pa., the retired partner and owner of Superior Varnish; Jan. 17. He began his career at a small varnish-production company in Moorestown, N.J., in which he eventually became a partner and owner. Superior Varnish then expanded production to become a specialty-chemical manufacturing firm, providing materials to the ink and paint industries. He retired in 1985, after selling his holdings in the company. His son is Joseph W. Stevens C’67 WG’72 and two of his grandchildren are Joseph A. Stevens C’96 and Andrew Stevens C’00.

Benjamin W. Strickland W’31, Tucson, Ariz., a retired vice president of Southern Arizona Bank; Feb. 13, 2003.

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1932 | Robert L. Benner W’32, Quakertown, Pa., retired manager of the Budd Co. in Philadelphia; Jan. 19, 2002.

Sidney M. Brownstein C’32, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Oct. 6.

A. Leon Fergenson W’32, New York, a retired attorney; Oct. 28.

Frank J. Maginniss W’32 G’40, Schenectady, N.Y., a retired manager and electrical engineer at the General Electric Co.; Feb. 23. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He joined General Electric in 1940, working in its power-generation engineering operation, first as an application engineer and finally as a manager of the analytical methods and computations section, until his retirement in 1972. He was responsible for the development and application of many large-scale computer programs used in the solution of electric utility engineering problems worldwide. He served as chair of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers’ committee on computing devices during the 1950s, and was elected a fellow by the successor organization, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. And he was the author of over 25 technical articles in engineering publications. He served on the boards of numerous civic, educational, and religious organizations, including Planned Parenthood and the First United Methodist Church of Schenectady. His wife, Miriam Brous Maginniss Ed’30, died in 1998. One of his daughters is Sheila Maginniss Bell GEd’64, whose husband is Dr. H. Thomas Dodds GM’65. One of his sons is Christopher L. Maginniss EE’64.

Robert Siegel W’32, Washington, an attorney in Lewistown, Pa., with the firm of Siegel & Siegel for 50 years, before his retirement in 1985; July 25, 2002. He also advised and represented a number of municipal governments and local school districts. During the 1950s, he was a key figure in the expansion of schools in Mifflin County to accommodate the post-World War II baby boom, defending litigation against the expansion and merging of school districts and new construction of schools. An active member of the Mifflin County Bar Association, he served as its president in 1961. He was also active in Jewish civic and community organizations, including efforts to assist Jews displaced by the Holocaust in Europe and to establish Israel as a free and independent Jewish state. His son is Richard D. Siegel C’60.

Edna Craig Smith Ed’32, Norristown, Pa., February 2001.

Barney Stewart Jr. W’32, Nichols Hills, Ok., Nov. 30, 1998.

Horace W. Vought L’32, Middleburg, Pa., a retired attorney; Dec. 13.

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1933 | Robert E. Beach W’33, West Hartford, Conn., a retired attorney and executive in the aeronautics industry; Dec. 21. He began his career as an associate law partner in the firm of Shipman & Goodwin. In 1942 he joined United Aircraft Corporation (now United Technologies Corporation), where he established its law department and served as vice president, corporation counsel, and member of the operating and policy committee before retiring in 1974. He then served as chair of the executive committee of Superior Electric Co. of Bristol, Conn., until retiring in 1980. He had been president and chair of the National Security Industrial Association, and was a founder and chair of the Council of Defense and Space Industries, both in Washington. He chaired several committees of the Aerospace Industries Association and served on the boards of numerous community and civic organizations.

Mildred G. Lehr Ed’33 G’34 GEd’37, Paoli, Pa., May 28, 2002.

Dr. Robert M. Oliver Jr. M’33, Key Biscayne, Fla., a retired otolaryngologist; Sept. 6. Opening his practice in Miami in 1938, he was the first physician to perform bronchoscopy there. He served on the staffs of Jackson Memorial, Variety Children’s, and Doctors hospitals, two of which he helped found. During the Second World War he was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.

Edward Sacks WEv’33, Willow Grove, Pa., Sept. 19.

Roger S. Shute G’33, Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 21.

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1934 | Leroy B. Dampman Jr. ChE’34, La Marque, Tex., July 4, 2003. His wife is Phyllis Grant Dampman B’36.

Clarice Dreer Davis FA’34, St. Louis, Aug. 16, 2003.

Russell J. MacMullan W’34, Kennett Square, Pa., the retired vice president of Right Management Consultants in Philadelphia, where he had been a senior consultant for more than 15 years; Feb. 17. Previously he had worked in sales for engineering companies in New York and Washington, and he had been an international sales executive for the Pullman Co. in Washington.

Jack Masur W’34, Monroe, La., April 13, 2000.

Dr. Hugh H. Nuckols M’34, Seattle, a retired physician; Aug. 15, 2003.

William R. Perkins WEv’34, Seminole, Fla., Aug. 13, 2002.

Benjamin Robert Rand W’34, Little River, S.C., June 6, 2000.

Harry Rosenthal Jr. ME’34, Rydal, Pa., March 26, 2003.

C. William Scott W’34, Shawnee Mission, Kan., an insurance agent at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co. for more than 60 years; Dec. 14. He was a former regional vice president of the American Society of Financial Service Professionals, former vice president of the Kansas City Life Underwriters Association, and charter member and past president of the estate planning council of Kansas City, Mo. He remained active in various outdoor organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

William Douglas Zimmerman C’34, Frederick, Md., Dec. 12.

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1935 | Stanley D. Ferst W’35, Philadelphia, the national partner for accounting and auditing for the firm of Laventhol, Krekstein & Co. (now Laventhol & Horwath), until his retirement in 1980; Jan. 26. He lectured in accounting at Drexel University and at the Wharton School, where he had been a member of the faculty advisory committee. And he was past president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In the 1970s he was president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia. He was a founding board member of Philadelphia’s National Museum of Jewish History and served on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Elizabeth C. Harrison Ed’35, Cherry Hill, N.J., Dec. 29.

Helen E. Huelsebus Ed’35 G’37, Richboro, Pa., Feb. 13, 2003. She had worked for the Kelsey-Hayes Co. in Philadelphia.

Ida H. Kaufman NTS’35, Las Vegas, Feb. 5, 2001.

Charles W. King L’35, McMinnville, Ore., a retired attorney in his own practice and also for the U.S. government; Sept. 17.

Dr. Gerald A. Logrippo G’35, Ferndale, Mich., Dec. 22, 2002.

Dr. Richard L. Masland M’35 GM’77, Englewood, N.J., an expert in neurological disorders who spearheaded a landmark study in the 1960s on pregnant women and birth defects; Dec. 19. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during the early 1940s, he joined the National Association for Retarded Children to help with research that led to the book Mental Subnormality: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Factors, published in 1958. He was director of the neurological institute at the National Institutes of Health from 1957 to 1968. His study, carried out from 1959 to 1966, tracked more than 50,000 women in 12 American cities, following them from their pregnancies until their children were eight years old. Originally intended to identify risk factors for cerebral palsy, the project expanded to eventually lead to major findings on an array of neurological disorders, including mental retardation, epilepsy, and fever seizures. It also produced some of the first data linking smoking to birth defects. While at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Masland also helped create the agency’s peer-based review system for grants, which is still in use today. He went on to become chair of the neurology department at Columbia University, where he taught through the early 1970s. He wrote more than 80 scientific articles and received many honors, including the Award of Merit from the National Association for Retarded Children, which was presented to him in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

Wayne Sanders WEF’35, Loveland, Colo., Jan. 8, 2000.

Dr. Samuel Seltzer C’35 D’37, Philadelphia; the retired chair of endodontology at Temple University; February. He began his career as a faculty member at Penn, where he conducted research on saving diseased teeth. Dr. Seltzer served as chair of endodontology at Temple from 1976 until his retirement in 2000. He and the late Dr. Israel Boris Bender D’30, who worked together for more than 50 years, co-created the method of conducting root canals and wrote the definitive book on root-canal treatment, The Dental Pulp, which has been revised four times and translated into five languages. Dr. Seltzer had served as a dentist for the U.S. Army in France and England during the Second World War.

Joseph M. Shestack L’35, Miami Beach, Fla., a retired attorney and CPA; July 6, 2003.

Richard B. Tucker WEv’35, Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 9, 1999.

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1936 | Dr. Robert R. Crelin V’36, Ocean Grove, N.J., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 28, 2002.

Helene C. Duval G’36, West Chester, Pa., Feb. 17, 2002.

Gustave F. Goehring Ed’36 G’37, Ft. Myers, Fla., July 1, 2003.

Evans Hicks G’36, Beach Haven, N.J., May 6, 1999.

Jacob Medvene L’36, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; Dec. 30.

Eunice M. Chaiken Salzmann Mu’36, Philadelphia, a former substitute teacher for the Philadelphia School District; Dec. 21. An accomplished pianist, she performed the music for several productions at Philadelphia’s Plays & Players Theater and, most recently, at El Festival Cubano. And she had volunteered for many years with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She still owned the piano on which she had learned to play classical music as a child.

Thomas J. Schmidt WG’36, Cincinnati, Oct. 7, 2002.

John D. Solenberger W’36, Quincy, Ill., a regional director of United Way for 34 years; Jan. 6. He was executive director of the Adams County United Way from 1969 to 1979, and of the Adams County Senior Citizens Council from 1979 until his retirement in 1985.

Lawrence F. Strem Ed’36, Cumberland, Md., March 21, 2002.

M. George Susens WG’36, Crestone, Colo., November 2002.

John Shipley Troth L’36, West Chester, Pa., June 10, 1999.

John Wendell Woodburn W’36, Solon, Ohio, April 11, 2001.

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1937 | Maxwell R. Forrest C’37, Southern Pines, N.C., March 8, 1999.

William B. Gottlieb W’37, Deep River, Conn., owner of Winthrop Corners Antiques; July 16, 2003.

Harold B. Heft C’37, Coconut Creek, Fla., May 9, 2003.

Charles H. Hoffman W’37, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired partner at Spear Leeds Kellogg in New York; Jan. 13, 2003.

Harriett Beattie Hondros Ed’37, Tabor, Iowa, Nov. 15, 1998.

Ruth Stanton Kaltenbach CW’37, Glen Mills, Pa., Jan. 2. According to her daughter, she was in the first class of women to major in mathematics at Penn.

Jule Erdick Kearney WEF’37, Easton, Pa., May 27, 1999.

Naomi Mayor Morrison CW’37, Chicago, Feb. 2002.

Charles S. Mory W’37, Harrisburg, Pa., the retired manager of Boyertown Burial Casket Co.; July 27, 2003.

Isadore A. Shrager L’37, Philadelphia, Oct. 26.

Ruth Syckelmoore Tomasko Ed’37, Garden City, N.Y., Nov. 14. Her deceased husband was Daniel P. Tomasko W’38, and her sons are Michael Tomasko IV W’63 L’68 and Mark D. Tomasko L’73.

Dr. Frederick B. Wagner Jr. C’37, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired clinical professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University; Jan. 24. He joined the staff at Jefferson in 1955; in 1977 he served a year as acting chair of surgery. He was also director of surgery at Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, N.J., from 1963 to 1972. After retiring in 1984, he became Jefferson’s historian, co-editing three volumes on the history of the school. Along with scientific articles, Dr. Wagner wrote articles on the history of medicine and delivered lectures on that subject at the University of Oxford, the University of Dusseldorf, and the Japanese Osler Society in Tokyo. Having earned textbook money for medical school by playing organ at a church, he was the organist at Jefferson from 1957 to 1996.

1938 | Lt. Col. Heston Bates II C’38, Round Rock, Tex., a retired project manager for the U.S. Civil Service; Dec. 9. At Penn he was captain of the rifle team and played on the tennis team. He became second in command of the ROTC program. During the Second World War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army in England and France, and he was an instructor for the Army during the Korean War. He retired from the ordinance division of the U.S. Civil Service.

Jane Westley Burke NTS’38, Sharon Hill, Pa., Nov. 24.

Dr. Edwin M. Cohn C’38 GM’45, Elkins Park, Pa., the retired chief of gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; Nov. 22. Despite a childhood bout of polio that left him with a severe limp, he had served on the staff of Einstein and had maintained a practice in Jenkintown for more than 40 years, retiring in the 1980s.

Frank Dulin Jr. W’38, Ft. Wayne, Ind., a certified public accountant and partner at Dulin, Ward and DeWald for more than 50 years; Dec. 9. An active leader in numerous civic and community organizations, he received a Civic Achievement Award by the Indiana Association of CPAs in 1973 and the Public Service Award from the Indiana CPA Society in 2000. In 1999 he was named a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by the governor of Indiana. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War he received special training in codes at Harvard University, prior to serving for four years in the Pacific.

Morton Fischer C’38, Pompano Beach, Fla., Nov. 10, 2002. He had worked for the Princeton Co.

Jack Fisher W’38, Delray Beach, Fla., Dec. 21, 2002.

Dr. Frank B. Gardner II D’38, Morehead City, N.C., a retired dentist; Oct. 29.

George Hill Jr. GEd’38, Zephyrhills, Fla., Jan. 1.

Charlotte A. Bricker Lutz Mu’38, Wernersville, Pa., Dec. 17.

Z. Lane Murphy W’38, Princeton, W.Va., June 22, 2003.

William P. O’Neill C’38 L’41, Bryn Mawr, Pa., an attorney who had served as a state assistant district attorney in Philadelphia from 1949 to 1951; Dec. 27. In the early 1960s, he formed a law partnership with Royce Russell in Philadelphia and continued to practice law until summer 2003. From 1951 to 1967 he was a partner with his brother in O’Neill’s Flowers in Ardmore. And he was a partner in O’Neill & Bishop, a furniture company also in Ardmore, for almost 40 years, until 1996. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army in Europe with the 90th Infantry Tough ’Ombres Division, which participated in 288 consecutive days of combat, for which he received a Bronze Star and a Silver Star for valor.

Alfred M. Newill WEv’38, Glen Mills, Pa., Jan. 29, 2002.

Charles H. Penneys Ch’38, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., May 20, 1999.

Ethel A. Pierson Ed’38, Haverford, Pa., Nov. 28.

A. Leon Reisinger GEd’38, Burlington, Vt., a retired teacher; April 29, 2002.

Ruth Hatch Shearer Ed’38, Allen, Tex., Nov. 3.

Dr. Maurice M. Steinberg GM’38, Omaha, Neb., a retired physician; Jan. 18, 2000.

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1939 | Rev. David T.P. Bradley C’39, Dudley, Mass., a retired minister; Dec. 7.

Eskil L. Danielson W’39, Andover, N.J., a retired executive and fire warden; Dec. 19. He was a vice president of the J.H. Jackson Lumber and Fuel Co. until his retirement in 1968. He then served as the division fire warden for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, from which he retired in 1981. He had been a volunteer fire fighter for more than 40 years, several as fire chief. At Penn he was a member of the crew team. And he had served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. His son wrote, “Dad often talked about his days at Penn and his times in competition with the crew … and the Wharton School education he was so proud of.”

Arthur C. Fox W’39, Hilton Head Island, S.C., April 20, 2003.

Leroy G. Fox Ch’39, Knoxville, Tenn., June 25, 2003.

Paul H. George Jr. W’39, Aurora, Colo., Dec. 4.

Carl E. Heilman L’39, Auburn, Ala., a retired attorney; May 15, 2001.

Reginald H. Jones W’39 Hon’80, Greenwich, Conn., emeritus trustee of the University and chair and chief executive officer of the General Electric Co. from 1972 to 1981; Dec. 30. At Penn he was president of Beta Gamma, the national honorary academic fraternity, and treasurer of Phi Sigma Kappa. He joined General Electric’s business training course in 1939. Three years later, he began an eight-year tour as a traveling auditor, visiting nearly every company plant in the country. He then moved into general management, serving as manager of company businesses in the consumer, utility, industrial, construction, and distribution fields. By 1961, he was a vice president of the parent company, and in 1968 became GE’s chief financial officer. He was elected senior vice president two years later. In 1972, he became president, then chair and chief executive officer. He brought new strategic direction to the company, emphasizing strong internal growth fostered by research and development, strategic planning, and the introduction of the sector structure for the following decade. GE’s sales more than doubled under his leadership and earnings nearly tripled. Jeffrey Immelt, the company’s current chair and CEO, said, “During his illustrious 42-year career at GE, Reg was a strong leader … a model of integrity, and a great statesman for the entire business community … [He] taught many of us what leadership is about through the way he conducted himself every day.” He advised four U.S. presidents on economic matters, from Richard M. Nixon to Ronald Reagan, and sat on committees guiding White House policies on labor-management and international monetary reform in the 1970s. In 1980, U.S. News & World Report ranked him the most influential man in business. He served as chair of the Business Council and co-chair of the Business Roundtable. He was the recipient of the Poor Richard’s Club’s Gold Medal of Achievement for educating the public about industry, and the Captain Robert Dollar Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to American foreign trade and investment. In 1982 he was knighted in a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington. He joined the Penn trustees in 1968 and became trustee emeritus in 1987, remaining an honorary trustee until his death. As chair of its development committee, he represented the University in boardrooms across the nation. He was a founding member and chair of the Wharton board of overseers for 13 years, and then chair emeritus. He was also chair of the board of governors of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute. He established a scholarship at the Wharton School in his and his wife’s name: she is Grace Cole Jones CW’39. In his honor, General Electric financed the Reginald H. Jones Center for Management Policy, Strategy and Organization, which opened in 1983. A professorship of corporate management at the Wharton School has also been established in his name. His son is Rev. Keith E. Jones W’64 and his daughter is Grace Jones Vineyard CW’66. Two of his grandchildren are Sarah E. Jones Nu’95 and Scott W. Vineyard W’96.

Leonard Klein W’39, Monroe, N.Y., the retired owner of an accounting firm, Klein & Klein, July 23, 2003.

John G. Kovach W’39, Towson, Md., a retired senior partner at the investment firm of Alex Brown & Sons; Feb. 9. He began his career as a financial vice president at Middle States Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa, Okla., before joining Alex Brown in Baltimore in 1958. He was made a partner in 1967, and in 1978 he organized Alex Brown and Sons Reality Advisors (later a subsidiary of Jones, Lang and LaSalle), in which he took companies public and directed mergers and acquisitions. “He was a man of incredible thoroughness,” said A.B. Krongard, executive director of the CIA and a former Alex Brown chair. “He radiated integrity, and was a great teacher to all of us who were junior to him.” Active in charity work, he established a Children of Slovakia Foundation scholarship for needy students in what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which he visited in 2000. “He was trying to reach out to people like his father [an immigrant from there], who had no resources for education but showed potential,” said his son. He also provided seed money for a cancer-imaging center and funds for a surgical library and an interfaith chapel of comfort at the University of Maryland Medical Center, while declining to have the chapel dedicated in his name. During the Second World War he had served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Japan.

Jack K. Rimalover C’39, Princeton, N.J., Oct. 2.

Solis Sherwin Rochlis Ar’39 GAr’39, Hollywood, Fla., Dec. 17.

Edna Rose NTS’39, Wyomissing, Pa., Feb. 10, 2002.

Dr. Gladys Rosenstein CW’39 GM’50, Arlington, Va., a retired physician; November.

L. Cheyney Smith ME’39, Hanover, N.H., Nov. 11.

Selma Fomalont Stein CW’39, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Oct. 26.

Samuel H. Wyatt C’39 W’43, Camden, N.J., a retired accountant; Nov. 5.

Charles W. Yetter W’39, Madison, Miss., a retired attorney; Nov. 14, 2000.

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1940 | Margaret Anne Arnold Chasse Ed’40 GEd’43, Oakland, Maine, Dec. 4. Her husband is Dr. Richard L. Chasse M’43 and her sons are Dr. William Chasse M’79 GM’84 and Dr. Thomas A. Chasse M’80.

Ruth Heilman Dolan Ed’40, Savannah, Ga., Nov. 29.

Dr. Arthur M. Greene GM’40, Omaha, Neb., a retired family practitioner; April 26, 2002.

Walton H. Kling W’40, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the retired president of the Wharton Co. in Illinois; July 16, 2003. During the Second World War he served as a captain in the 2nd Air Division, 389th Bomb Group, of the U.S. Air Force. His son is Bradford Kling W’73 WG’74.

Albert S. Knee W’40, Paramus, N.J., Oct. 21, 2000.

Dr. Benjamin Rhea Mooney M’40, York, Pa., a retired pediatrician; Oct. 29.

Dorothy C. Petzel Ed’40, Doylestown, Pa., Nov. 13.

David J. Salaman L’40, Washington, a lawyer in Philadelphia for over 50 years; Nov. 15. He was a longtime president of the Jewish Library Association of Philadelphia. His sons are Drew Salaman L’71 and Alban Salaman C’71, and his grand-daughter is Carly Salaman C’99.

Frederick Stehle Jr. W’40, Newtown Square, Pa., the retired owner of Atlas Metal Spraying Co. in Philadelphia; Jan. 16. He had also owned a Ford dealership for 15 years and worked for the Philadelphia office of Blyth Eastman Dillon & Co., a securities firm. At Penn he played on the football and hockey teams, having turned down a chance to play semi-pro hockey in order to attend Wharton. During the Second World War he commanded a gun crew aboard a U.S. Navy liberty ship carrying war supplies that was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean; according to his son, although 34 men died, he was always relieved that his crew of 12 survived the attack.

Dr. Paul T. Strong GM’40, Missoula, Mt., a retired physician; Sept. 22, 2002.

Ruth Chase Tomlin CW’40 L’43, Haddonfield, N.J., an advocate for the mentally handicapped, who had worked with the Arc of Camden County for many years and had served, from 1972 to 1985, on the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council; Jan. 13. And she ran the West Jersey Hospital auxiliary thrift shop for many years. Her husband, Hon. H. Hurlburt Tomlin L’47, died in 1994.

Dr. William C. Vannewkirk G’40, Frostburg, Md., Jan. 23, 2000. He has served on the faculty of Frostburg State University.

Dr. Paul E. Vaughan M’40, Beckley, W.Va., a retired physician; June 20, 2000.

Philip G. Warner C’40, Key Biscayne, Fla., Oct. 10, 2000.

Dr. Thomas H. Weaber M’40, Emmaus, Pa., a retired physician; Sept. 2.

Goldie Haber Worona DH’40, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2000.

George E. Zubrod Jr. W’40, Houston, Tex., March 17, 2000.

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1941 | John G. Areson G’41, Montclair, N.J., Oct. 21.

Dr. Robert C. Beardsley GM’41, Zanesville, Ohio, a retired physician; Oct. 23, 2001.

Dr. Thomas W. Brown V’41, Fawn Grove, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 20.

Dr. Joseph R. Coppola WG’41, Williamsville, N.Y., Dec. 17.

Dr. J. Eldon Dorman GM’41, Price, Utah, a retired physician; March 22, 2000.

Dr. Joseph B. Evans C’41, Jenkintown, Pa., the former chief of pediatrics at Rolling Hill and Frankford hospitals in Philadelphia; Nov. 24. He served on the staffs of both hospitals until his retirement at age 78, and had maintained a private practice at his home in Northeast Philadelphia for over 50 years. “If a child got sick on a Sunday, he would tell the mother to bring him over,” said his daughter, Melanie Evans Schechtman SW’80. A talented woodworker, Dr. Evans built an examining table for his office and cabinets for his home. He served stateside in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Second World War.

George G. Gordon W’41, Lenox, Mass., Feb. 9, 2003.

Carl O. Henry WEv’41, Millersville, Pa., Aug. 19, 2003.

Ruth Barbara Hofmann OT’41, Modesto, Calif., a retired public-health nurse and occupational therapist; Nov. 1. She wrote an instructional manual, “How to Build Special Furniture and Equipment for Handicapped Children,” and coordinated seminars with doctors in California for working with quadriplegic people.

Leo L. Kahn W’41, Northridge, Calif., Nov. 19.

Charles A. Kerlavage C’41 L’49, Lansdale, Pa., a retired attorney who worked with the firm of Wright, Spencer, Manning & Sagendorph in Norristown for 15 years and served as the solicitor for Whitpain township for 20 years; Nov. 18. During the Second World War he served in military intelligence for the U.S. Army in India and Burma and was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Dr. Harry W. L. Marra D’41, Cohoes, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 17. One of his children is Dr. Frederick J. Marra D’80 GD’80, who is married to Cynthia Keller Marra DH’80.

Lawrence M. Matthews Sr. W’41, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 2002. He was head of his own firm, Larry Matthews Associates.

Arthur E. Nicholson Jr. W’41, Dallas, Pa., Jan. 10, 2003.

Jack L. Read W’41, Gowanda, N.Y., the retired secretary treasurer for the Peter Cooper Corporation; Aug. 14. 2003.

Dr. Max H. Rosenblum GM’41, Steubenville, Ohio, a retired physician; July 29, 1998.

Dr. Irving Sanders D’41, Pompano Beach, Fla., a retired dentist, 2003. He was the first dentist to practice pediatric dentistry in in New Jersey’s rural areas, in an office on wheels. He was a past president of the Middlesex Dental Society. During the Second World War he served as a lieutenant in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve, and was stationed in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Bolivar. His daughter is Marcy Sanders Bezark GEd’72.

John B. Shenk GEd’41, Lititz, Pa., Aug. 11, 1999.

Lucille A. Wallis Nu’41, Baltimore, a retired nurse; Oct. 8.

Auguste Frederic Wetherill ME’41, Ocracoke, N.C., July 8, 2001.

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1942 | Philip E. Barringer L’42, Washington, a retired attorney; Jan. 11.

John E. Burris W’42, Milford, Del., the owner of Burris Logistics, a frozen-food warehouse and distribution company; Jan. 22. Following his service as a major in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he farmed for a couple of years, until starting the Burris Poultry Business, which he ran until selling it in 1971. He then started Burris Logistics. Active in business and community service, he was a director of the Brandywine Fund and chair of the Delaware Public Integrity Commission, for 19 years each. And he was a 35-year member of the board of Milford Hospital and a trustee of the University of Delaware. In 1993 he received the Josiah Marvel Cup from the Delaware Chamber of Commerce for his service to business and the community, and in 1998 he was inducted into the National Frozen Food Industries Hall of Fame. Delaware’s U.S. Representative Mike Castle called him “without a doubt one of the most exceptional people I have ever met. Hardworking and dedicated, he was a very sound businessman who was successful in an unassuming way.”

Joseph V. Clarke W’42, Scranton, Pa., July 18, 2002.

Donald E. Crooks W’42, Clarion, Pa., Dec. 11.

Dorris Monell Doyle CW’42, Wawa, Pa., a chemist for 30 years, who last worked at Quaker Chemical in Conshohocken for 15 years, before retiring in the 1980s; Dec. 25. She began her career at Foote Mineral Co., where she patented a coating for aluminum rods. During the 1960s as a chemist for Boeing-Vertol she patented an aircraft lubricant that helped prevent military helicopter crashes. She was a founder and former president of the Springfield Symphony Society.

George H. Herron W’42, Wyandotte, Mich., March 21, 2003.

John W. Himes W’42, Santa Clarita, Calif., Nov. 20.

Delos E. Howard Ar’42, Hialeah, Fla., July 13, 2003.

William E. Levering W’42, Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 1.

Dr. Russell E. Morgan GM’42, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired physician; Dec. 5.

F. Hugh Niklason W’42, Fairfax, Va., May 30, 2003.

Margaret G. Peterson GEd’42, Bowie, Md., Nov. 28.

William B. Pressman ChE’42, New York, the retired chief of research and development for the city’s Department of Environmental Protection; Dec. 30. Following his retirement he worked as a sanitary and chemical engineering consultant on projects, including one that enabled New York residents to install insinkerators in their homes. He was a founding board member of the Hudson River Environmental Society. An avid musician, he played blues guitar, mandolin, and banjo, and sang with the New York Choral Society for over 25 years. (According to family legend, he declined to join the then-unknown folk group later known as the Weavers.) His daughter is Nancy Pressman Morgenstern CW’75. His son, Dr. Jack David Pressman G’82 Gr’86, died in 1997.

Guy C. Quick Jr. ME’42, Divide, Colo., an engineer for Monsanto Corporation, who worked internationally for the firm until his retirement to a Colorado log cabin 24 years ago; March 30, 2003. During the Second World War he flew in 52 B-17 combat missions over Germany.

Malcolm N. Smith W’42, Chicago, Nov. 7.

Walter R. Taylor Jr. M’42, Seattle, Sept. 27, 1998.

Robert L. Thayer L’42, Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 16, 2000.

Ruth Scherr Toll CW’42, Cinnaminson, N.J., Aug. 14, 2001.

Herbert L. Undercoffler GEd’42, Hilton Head Island, S.C., May 12, 2002.

James W. Walker W’42, Jeffersonville, Ind., a retired accountant; July 4, 2002.

Michael Waris Jr. W’42 L’44, Bethesda, Md., a partner who specialized in federal tax law at the Washington firm of Baker & McKenzie from 1962 until his retirement in 1986; Jan. 9. At Penn he was managing editor of the law review. He began his career in Washington as a legal assistant in the federal tax courts, 1946-48. He worked for the Treasury Department from 1948 to 1962, first as chief counsel of the IRS in New York, and then in Washington as an associate tax legislative counsel in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury. And he was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He was a founding member of the Ukrainian American Bar Association and was former chair of the fundraising and building committees of the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family.

Kenneth H. Westgate WEF’42, Allentown, Pa., the retired president of Westgate Associates PC; Aug. 10, 2003.

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1943 | Seward H. Austin W’43, Mesa, Ariz., Oct. 14, 1999.

Dr. John H. Bailey Jr. M’43, Meadville, Pa., a retired physician; Feb. 22, 2003.

Harrison G. Ball Jr. L’43, Sun City West, Ariz., July 28, 2003.

Josef J. Barr C’43, Jupiter, Fla., Sept. 11.

Leonard S. Blumberg C’43, Columbia, Md., May 1999.

Dr. Harry F. Brust Gr’43, Midland, Mich., Oct. 18, 1999.

Thomas G. B. Ebert EE’43 L’48, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a law partner at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Philadelphia, until his retirement in 1983.; Oct. 13. During the Second World War he was a U.S. Navy officer aboard the U.S.S. Tarbell and the U.S.S. The Sullivans. In 1955 he organized an environmental-preservation committee that purchased the land that is now the Crosswicks Sanctuary, a National Audubon Society sanctuary in Montgomery County, Pa. He maintained a lifelong interest in small-sanctuary preservation. His sister is Celia Ebert McQuale CW’47. His daughters are Joan Ebert Davies CW’65, and her husband is Philip A. Davies W’65, Anne B. Ebert Nu’67, and Elizabeth Ebert Benveniste CW’70. And one of his granddaughters is Anne E. Benveniste C’07.

Dr. Jacob Finkelstein V’43, Norristown, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 3.

Robert I. Grefe W’43, Houston, Tex., Aug. 25, 2003.

Clinton E. Irvin CE’43, Glen Head, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2002.

Henry C. Lawless Jr. W’43, River Hills, S.C., a retired sales and marketing executive with Champion Papers, Inc., and Celanese Fibers; Dec. 28.

Deborah Crease McLaughlin Ed’43, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Nov. 6.

Irving Michaels Jr. W’43, Torrington, Conn., the retired head of his own consulting firm; Oct. 19.

Harry A. Scheuerle W’43, Wynnewood, Pa., a stock broker for Baker, Weeks & Sons of Philadelphia for 20 years, until his retirement in the 1970s; Jan. 31. At Penn he was a member of the crew team. He was later a consultant to businesses in the Philadelphia area. During the Second World War he served in Italy with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division; he was awarded a Bronze Star in 1945 for swimming across the Po River to deliver war plans for an assault on Monte Belvedere, which then provided access to southern Germany for the Allied forces.

Eugene A. Schultz W’43, Tredyffrin, Pa., a retired transportation analyst for the Atlantic Richfield Co. (now Arco); Nov. 24. In the late 1940s, he joined the Atlantic Refining Co., where he worked for 35 years, planning routes for the company’s freight trains. He was a president of the Tredyffrin park and recreation board in the 1960s; as president of a local Little League, he helped establish three ball fields in the township. And he was president emeritus of the Exile Society, a Schwenkfelder historical group.

Emlen V. Wistar CE’43, Wynnewood, Pa., Nov. 2.

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1944 | Jerome H. Ellis W’44 L’49, Glenside, Pa., a retired attorney; Dec. 9.

Robert S. Heller C’44, Livingston, N.J., Nov. 5.

Robert S. Matis C’44, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 10, 1999.

Dr. George A. Nitshe Jr. GM’44, Monroeville, N.J., a doctor of internal medicine who had maintained a practice from 1939 until his retirement in 1978, when he was named to the emeritus staff of Memorial Hospital of Salem County; April 6, 2003.

Marion “Molly” McClelland Peters OT’44, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired occupational therapist; Feb. 18. She was the daughter of the late Dr. George W. McClelland C’03 G’12 Gr’16 Hon’31, president of the University from 1944 to 1948. Her husband, the late George B. Peters W’36, had served as the dean of men. During the Second World War she worked as a volunteer nursing aide in Philadelphia. She later served on the board of the Curative Workshop at Penn, and volunteered for numerous charitable organizations, including the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Bryn Mawr Hospital thrift shop, remaining active “well into her 80s,” according to one of her sons, Dr. James C. Peters C’77 V’83. Her daughter is Anne Peters Eckert CW’71 and one of her grandchildren is Carolyn J. Eckert C’02. Her brother is George B. McClelland C’39 L’46, and her niece is Jean McClelland Krause CW’69.

Dr. Jeanette W. Rentschler Ed’44 GEd’45, Margate City, N.J., Nov. 8.

Dr. James D. Weaver M’44, Sterling, Va., a retired physician and former U.S. Air Force colonel who represented northwestern Pennsylvania in Congress 1963-65, serving as a medical consultant to the Warren Commission in its investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Nov. 15. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the late 1940s, and then was commanding officer and chief of surgery at a hospital in Korea. He remained a member of the Army Reserve until 1962 and the Air Force Reserve until 1983, for which he received three Service Awards and a Commendation Medal. Dr. Weaver maintained a general medical practice in Erie, Pa., from 1948 to 1962, and briefly served as chief of the outpatient and general-practice departments at St. Vincent Hospital. And he was district medical administrator for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. During his term in Congress he organized a bipartisan study group on the Cold War. And he was a delegate to the United Nations Commission of Science and Technology for Underdeveloped Nations in Geneva. From 1969 to 1983 he was air surgeon of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon. And he taught and served as a consultant at Georgetown University’s medical school.

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1945 | Dr. William L. Baker Jr. D’45, Bluefield, W.Va., a retired dentist; Aug. 20, 2000.

Hugo L. Bersano W’45, North Haven, Conn., a retired accountant who had worked for the New Haven Housing Authority and, most recently, for the Connecticut state Treasury Department; July 17, 2003. An avid world traveler, he was a member of the Seven Continents Club.

Isabelle F. Carlson OT’45, Hopkinton, Mass., May 21, 2003.

Elsie B. Chetkowska Ed’45, Wilmington, Del., a registered nurse for 42 years; Dec. 27. She had worked for St. Francis Hospital, the Visiting Nurses Society of Philadelphia, the Visiting Nurses Association of Wilmington, and the American Cancer Society of Delaware. Following her retirement she remained active by visiting and corresponding with the sick and elderly.

Dr. Scott H. Heffner V’45, Lancaster, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 20.

Dr. Robert B. Huber D’45, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C., a retired dentist; Sept. 24.

Dr. Harry J. Kicherer C’45, Palm Springs, Calif., a retired physician; July 12, 2000.

Sidney H. Lavine Ch’45, Phoenixville, Pa., April 30, 2001.

Virginia Miller Luce CW’45, Wilmington, Del., Dec. 16. Her husband, who died in 1994, was Thomas F. Luce C’43 L’72. Her sons are Peter M. Luce C’72 and Dr. Thomas F. Luce Jr. Gr’89.

Robert I. Morris C’45 L’49, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired attorney; Feb. 12.

Richard N. Platt Jr. C’45, Seekonk, Mass., March 3, 2001.

Dr. Charles D. Schaeffer M’45 GM’47, Allentown, Pa., December?.

Gertrude D. Sobolewski OT’45, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 26.

Margrit Gerber Unti CW’45, Philadelphia, a social worker who later co-owned with her husband a wine brokerage; Oct. 12. A native of Switzerland, she was sent to the U.S. at age 19 by her parents, arriving on Sept. 1, 1939, the day the During the Second World War began. She worked for the Swiss consulate in Philadelphia, where she did comparative analysis of editorial attitudes in foreign-language newspapers in Philadelphia and New York during the war. She became involved in community service, including social work, birth-control counseling, environmental protection, and human- and animal-rights causes. During the early 1960s, she and her husband, Oreste Unti, established Universal Wine and Spirits, while continuing to support social and community causes.

Stuart F. Young W’45, Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 16, 2003.

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1946 | Dr. Irvin B. Beren GM’46, Cincinnati, a retired physician; Jan. 15.

Michael R. Caruso ME’46, Springfield, Pa., April 4, 2002.

Mark L. Dannis G’46, Lutherville Timonium, Md., August 2002.

Eugenia Prevette Jenkins CW’46, Wyndmoor, Pa., Jan. 11.

Arthur R. Paterson M’46, Highlands, N.C., May 25, 2001.

Dr. Paul J. Preston M’46, Cheyenne, Wyo., a retired orthopedic surgeon; April 23, 2002.

John Thomas WEF’46, Allentown, Pa. March 14, 2003.

Dr. Frans J. Vossenberg C’46, Wayne, Pa., a retired internist and former chief of staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown; Jan. 11. At Penn he was on the crew team. In 1958 he opened an office in King of Prussia, and practiced there for more than 35 years. He was affiliated with Bryn Mawr and Montgomery hospitals. An avid book collector who also donated his volumes to local libraries, he participated in the initiative to build Springfield Township Library in Montgomery County. During the Korean War he had served as a Naval medical officer aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin off the Korean coast.

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1947 | Dr. William B. Bristol Gr’47, Schenectady, N.Y., emeritus professor of history at Union College; Oct. 24. He was a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico and had taught at Princeton University before joining the Union faculty in 1948. He retired in 1985. He was a specialist in Latin American history; he traveled extensively, researching Protestant missionary activities in Colombia and fruit companies in Honduras and Costa Rica. A frequent book reviewer and speaker on Latin American topics and non-violence issues, he also wrote a monograph on Cuba for the American Friends Service Committee. A pacifist, he was a conscientious objector during the Second World War and worked with the U.S. Forest Service, first in New York and then in Oregon and Washington state, serving as a smoke-jumper who parachuted into remote locations to fight forest fires. His wife is Naomi Gahuse Bristol GEd’53. His daughter is Dr. Joan Cameron Bristol Gr’01 and her husband is Dr. Randolph F. Scully Gr’02.

Dr. George W. Brown GM’47, Newman, Ga., a retired physician; Aug. 26, 2000.

Dr. J. Colin Campbell M’47 GM’51, Basking Ridge, N.J., a retired family practitioner who also had served as director of medical services at the Hospital Center at Orange; 2003.

Edward L. Connor W’47, Lewes, Del., a retired teacher at Delaware Tech Community College; October 2000.

Dr. Raymond Curcio Jr. D’47, Edison, N.J., a retired dentist; July 18, 2002.

Dr. James W. Goris V’47, Coram, N.Y., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 21.

Barbara H. Grider CW’47, Las Vegas, June 23, 2000.

Raymond C. Heagey Jr. W’47, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 12.

Edith Litwak Jakubson PSW’47, Broomall, Pa., Feb. 2, 2002.

Dr. E. Theodore Jones G’47, Greenwich, Conn., a Baptist minister who had once served as associate vice president of student affairs at Temple University; Dec. 30. He began his professional career as a chapel dean and a sociology instructor at Virginia Union University, after which he worked for the American Baptist Church’s denominational headquarters in Valley Forge, Pa. He was briefly an administrator at Crozer Theological Seminary in the late 1960s. Dr. Jones joined the staff at Temple in 1971, and immediately set out to ensure equal access to higher education and provide a campus atmosphere conducive to learning and achievement, despite the turbulence of the 1970s. “He embodied the values and the principles and ideals of Temple University: that of access to all and excellence,” said James S. White, a trustee and former executive vice president of Temple. Dr. Jones had served as pastor of Riverview Baptist Church in Richmond, and later after his retirement from Temple in 1983, as an interim minister at several Philadelphia area churches, including Second Baptist Church in Germantown. He served on the boards of several charitable organizations and worked on scholarship programs with various groups, including his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi.

Lawrence Kaplan W’47, Miami, July 29, 2003.

Lenore Elgart Kleiner CW’47, Elkins Park, Pa., the executive producer for the Philadelphia-based Plays for Living drama troupe, which performed works in schools and churches on social issues such as AIDS, domestic violence, and teen pregnancy; Dec. 3. She was also involved with the Cheltenham Playhouse for 25 years, co-producing plays there. Her interest in theater was encouraged at Penn, where a play she wrote as a student was performed by a campus theater group. Her daughter is Joanne Kleiner Levin CW’75.

Gertrude S. Klinedinst Ed’47 GEd’59, York, Pa., Jan. 22.

Dr. Paul E. Logue D’47, Woburn, Mass., a dentist who had maintained a practice for many years until his retirement in 1994; March 30, 2002.

Thomas S. Miller L’47, Atlanta, a retired attorney; Nov. 3.

Dr. Jack E. Shangold GM’47, Perth Amboy, N.J., an obstetrician-gynecologist for 40 years, until his retirement in 2001; Feb. 12. He had served as president of the Medical Society of Middlesex County, the Perth Amboy Jewish Community Council, and the Raritan Bay Area YMHA. During the Second World War he served as a battlefield surgeon on the front lines with the U.S. Army’s Third Armored Division in Europe, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star.

Dr. Henry Herbert Stroud GM’47, Wilmington, Del., a retired pediatrician; March 8, 2002.

Henry S. Wacker G’47, Dec. 26, 2001.

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1948 | George W. Bates C’48 G’51, Audubon, Pa., a retired high-school teacher; Dec. 17. From 1951 to 1954 he taught at Abington High School. After receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he studied in Finland, then taught high-school students at a U.S. Army base in Germany for several years. From 1962 until his retirement in 1985, he taught languages and history at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa. He received a teacher of the year award there during the 1960s. He was awarded a Purple Heart for serving in the U.S. Army infantry in North Africa during the Second World War.

Robert P. Borges W’48, Lagos, Portugal, Jan. 14.

Dr. Jack H. Bristow GM’48, Corona, Calif., a retired physician; December 1999.

Joseph O. Ciccone C’48, Philadelphia, Dec. 11.

Beatrice Goldberg Feibus Ed’48 GEd’55, Philadelphia, a nurse and teacher of health sciences at Dobbins Technical High School for 35 years; Jan. 13. Following her retirement in 1983, she continued nursing on a volunteer basis at her apartment complex in Center City. “She never stopped caring for people and teaching our nurses. She was like a member of our staff,” said the director of health services there. During the Second World War she worked as a nurse for the U.S. Army in Santa Fe, N.M.

Dr. Herbert C. Fett Jr. GM’48, Cutchogue, N.Y., a retired physician; Aug. 28, 2003.

Harmon W. Gerhart Jr. W’48 G’61, Lansdowne, Pa., an economist for the Scott Paper Co. for 30 years, until his retirement in 1985. He also taught statistics at the Wharton School. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator on B-17 bombers. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters for completing 25 missions over Germany and 25 missions over North Africa. On one mission four planes were sent to bomb a ball-bearing factory near Stuttgart; according to his son, his was the only one to return.

Ruth D. Laubach PSW’48, Pikesville, Md., Aug. 20, 2003.

Dr. William P. Luca Jr. D’48, New York, a retired dentist; Dec. 9.

William F. Metzler Jr. W’48, Hot Springs, Ark., May 16, 2001.

Dr. Oscar W. Nestor WG’48 Gr’54, Venice, Fla., Dec. 21.

Richard J. Raburn Jr. W’48, Goldsboro, N.C., March 29, 2003.

Arthur J. Shadek L’48, Alpine, N.J., Aug. 14, 1999.

John Speese Jr. C’48, Pungoteaque, Va., the retired assistant vice president of Cigna Corporation; June 12, 2002.

Robert L. Stuebner W’48, Elizabethtown, Pa., Sept. 20, 1998.

William A. Tator Jr. CCC’48 G’49, Media, Pa., Aug. 14, 2001. He had been employed by Elf Atochem North America, Inc.

Benjamin J. Wick W’48, Marlton, N.J., Sept. 10.

Henry E. Williams III W’48, Akron, Ohio, Sept. 28.

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1949 | Dr. Henry Douglas Beale GM’49, Durham, N.C., a retired physician; Oct. 16, 1998.

Richard H. Beardsley L’49, Berwyn, Pa., a retired broker; Sept. 7.

Richard J. Gallagher C’49, Gurnee, Ill., Nov. 5, 2001.

Carol H. Kaplan Goldman FA’49, Marlton, N.J., Feb. 1, 2001. She was a painter and sculptor; her works included metal-welding and high-relief compositions created with seashells she collected. At Penn she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her husband, Lee J. Goldman W’47, died in 1995; he and his cousin formed the Lee Hubert Band, which played at the University’s fraternity houses during the 1940s. One of her children is Laurie Beth Goldman CW’71.

Dr. Niels Haugaard Gr’49, Narberth, Pa., emeritus professor of pharmacology and a biochemical researcher at the University; Jan. 15. He fled Denmark in 1940 on the eve of the Nazi invasion. He co-wrote what became a classic series of studies on oxygen toxicity, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry in 1945. His research on cellular energetics and metabolism had significant implications for the treatment of heart disease and diabetes, and he published more than 100 articles over 50 years, some with his first wife, Dr. Ella S. Haugaard Gr’52, who died in 1980. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1952. Following his retirement, he worked as a research scientist in the urology laboratory of his former graduate student, Dr. Robert Levin Gr’74, and received a University Research Foundation Award in 2001 for his study on the effect of lipoic acid on insulin production and acetylcholine synthesis. His son is David G. Haugaard CGS’77 G’87.

Samuel Lange W’49, Abington, Pa., the retired drum major and director of a brass band that provided halftime entertainment at Philadelphia Eagles games; Dec. 12. Having been taught by his father to twirl a broomstick as a child, he was a drum major and bassoonist for the marching band while at Penn. Following graduation, he became the drum major and band director for the Eagles games. He also gave baton twirling seminars to high-school students. During the 1950s he was a graphic artist for the Saturday Evening Post in Philadelphia. He later became a salesman for an air-conditioning company and then started a business making models of products for advertising purposes. And he taught at the Art Institute for 10 years, until his retirement. He continued to play bassoon and serve as a drum major in the LuLu Shrine Concert Band. For his 50th Reunion, he reprised his red-and-blue flag-twirling routine for his classmates. In 2003 he was inducted into the National Twirling Hall of Fame. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Waldron in the Pacific.

Ellen H. Reinhardt Ed’49 GEd’51, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Dec. 6.

Dr. Alan P. Shapiro D’49, Warwick, N.Y., a retired dentist; Sept. 8.

Dr. William H. Sisson GM’49, Lancaster, Pa., a retired physician; March 22, 2002.

James M. Springstun WG’49, Alamogordo, N.M., Oct. 1. He worked for Johns Manville Co. in New York and Colorado from 1953 to 1975. During the Second World War he served with the 10th Armored Division of the U.S. Army and received an Award of Merit for duty at Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge.

Louis Varricchio GEd’49, Lutherville Timonium, Md., Jan. 15, 2000.

David W. Wetherill W’49, Beverly, N.J., the retired proprietor of Worth Distributing Co., which created promotional material for music and arts organizations; Dec. 3. He began his career as an industrial engineer with Ford Motor Co., and then worked as an insurance executive. He established Worth Co. in the late 1960s, retiring in 1994. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe. In December 1944, the B-17 bomber he was co-piloting was shot down over Germany; he spent five months in a prison camp there, before being liberated, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal.

Lawrence E. Wikander G’49, Williamstown, Mass., July 13, 2002. He had been employed by Williams College.

Dr. Benjamin H. Williams Jr. CCC’49, Camden, N.J., a psychiatrist with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than three decades, until his retirement in 1996; Jan. 24.

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1950 | Vincent W. Adams WEF’50, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jan. 19, 2003.

Alvin R. Bolen WEF’50, Breinigsville, Pa., Jan. 21, 2003?.

John Jackson Driscoll WEv’50, Woodbury, N.J., a retired accountant for the Otto C. Rode Corporation in Swedesbury, N.J.; April 8, 2003.

William A. Dunstan WEv’50, Blue Bell, Pa., March 20, 2002.

Dr. Mortimer S. Falk GM’50, Wilton, Conn., Feb. 23, 2002. He had served on the faculty of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Phillips Harman C’50, Southern Pines, N.C., Dec. 9, 2002.

Gilbert S. Hayashi W’50, Wahiawa, Hawaii, April 2, 1999.

Alfred Hirsch ChE’50, Scottsdale, Ariz., April 7, 2002.

Orville C. Hollopeter W’50, Stewartsville, N.J., a retired vice president for Zenith Ignition; Dec. 26.

Dr. John A. Kenney Jr. GM’50, Jamaica Plain, Mass., a retired professor at Howard University’s College of Medicine, who developed the dermatology department there into a major research center; Nov. 29. His father had been the medical doctor and chief surgeon at Tuskegee Institute’s general hospital and the personal physician of its founder, Booker T. Washington. After serving on the staff of University Hospital in Cleveland, Dr. Kenney Jr. joined the faculty at Howard in 1961, and taught for almost four decades. He became known as the dean of black dermatology for his pioneering efforts at treating skin conditions common among African Americans, which were frequently misunderstood or not treated at that time. “He was known nationally as a founder of the discipline known as ethnic dermatology, the study of skin diseases in nonwhite populations,” said Dr. Rebat Halder, chair of Howard’s department of dermatology. “His career was devoted to research and clinical efforts in those areas.” Dr. Kenney was a director of the American Academy of Dermatology, which in 1995 named him a master of dermatology. Long active in the National Medical Association, he served as its president in 1963. And he practiced medicine until he was 85.

Aram “Jack” Kevorkian C’50, Paris, an attorney who practiced in France for more than 40 years, and the editor of The Kevorkian Newsletter, an international publication; Dec. 20. At Penn he was a columnist and editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian. A self-taught pianist with an immense love of Bach, he would head for a piano in any room that contained one and play without a score. His friends, Janice Auritt Oser CW’52 and Alan S. Oser C’52, recalled him composing a fugue on a paper napkin one day at lunch while taking a course in musical composition at Penn. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1953, and worked for the Wall Street law firm of Dewey Ballantine, 1958-61. He served in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate-General Corps from 1955-57. In Paris he went to work for Coudert Freres, where one of his clients was the writer William Saroyan, who had moved to France to avoid paying American income taxes, and for whom he negotiated a settlement with the IRS; he and Saroyan became lifelong friends. In 1966 Jack established his own firm, Kevorkian & Partners, which advised international companies on business law. In 1978 he started The Kevorkian Newsletter, a bi-monthly publication that was, by the time of his death, sent to 3,000 people in 72 countries, as a way of informing clients on the vagaries of French law and “the French mind,” often accompanied by his own witty perspective and personal opinions on music, literature, philosophy, and politics. A collection of the newsletters, Confessions of a Francophile, was published in 2003. His parents, Armenian refugees from Turkey who had escaped the 1915 massacres there, had published a weekly Armenian-language newspaper in Philadelphia. He was a visiting professor of law at New York University and the law school of the University of Yerevan in Armenia, where he also gave advice on the country’s new constitution following its independence in 1991. He played piano daily, and, according to his brother, was probably the only lawyer in France to have and play a harpsichord in his office. Most recently he was involved in the extradition proceedings against the then fugitive Philadelphia murderer Ira Einhorn C’61, arguing, “If the French government accepts the extradition treaty, who are we in this court to challenge the wisdom of the French government?”

Bernard R. Kornhaber G’50, Tucson, Ariz., the retired director of corporate planning and business development for the Brunswick Corporation until his retirement in 1986; Jan. 6. He worked for International Latex from 1950 to 1956 and in international marketing for Allied Chemical, 1956-1961, before joining the Brunswick Corporation in Evanston, Ill. He then founded and became president of Lakeside Management Associates in Chicago. Throughout his career he was a member of numerous corporate boards and was a frequent international speaker in business. In 1999, he earned a degree in studio art from the University of Arizona, and went on to show his works in various locations in Tucson. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency as a Japanese radio traffic analyst.

Dr. Helen Hatton McCoy M’50, Davidson, N.C., June 15, 2002.

Dr. Benjamin F. McNeal Gr’50, Bethesda, Md., May 24, 2002.

Harry T. Sofer WEv’50, Pembroke Pines, Fla., May 27, 2003.

Dr. Joseph J. Speicher C’50 D’53, Cortland, N.Y., a dentist for 40 years; Nov. 30. He was a past president of the American Dental Association and the dental societies of Cortland County and 6th District of New York. He also served on numerous boards for educational and dental organizations. During the Second World War he was an aircraft carrier radio operator for the U.S. Navy, and he remained a ham radio enthusiast throughout his life.

Alice Kester Stempen CW’50, Glenside, Pa., a high-school teacher of honors biology and other science subjects for over 20 years; Dec. 12. A devout member of Abington Friends Monthly Meeting, she had served on the John Barnes trustees committee since 1977 and the Abington Friends School committee for 33 years.

John B. Todd W’50, Wayne, Pa., the retired senior trust administrator at the old Fidelity Bank (now Wachovia); Feb. 5. He worked at the bank from 1950 until his retirement in 1991, and had served on the board of the Associated Day Care Service and Centers in Philadelphia for 40 years. Interested in beagle dogs since childhood, he handled a pack of beagles as a whipper-in while hunting hares on foot with the Treweryn and Androssan beagle clubs for over 50 years. And he served on the executive committee of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show.

Manuel Weinstock GME’50, Wynnewood, Pa., a mechanical engineer and the former deputy director at the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia; Jan. 16. He began working at the arsenal in 1953 and, during the Vietnam War he led a team that developed an escape system for pilots in disabled helicopters, whose rotor blades precluded the upward ejection method used in other aircraft. When the arsenal closed in 1977, he worked at the Picatinny Arsenal in Delaware until his retirement.

Theodore E. Zehender W’50, Philadelphia, Pa., a retired journalist for U.S. News & World Report; Feb. 15, 2003.

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1951 | William F. Clark WEv’51, Gainesville, Ga., the retired president of Muses’, where he had worked for 40 years; Nov. 6. He had served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Second World War.

Richard C. Clarke Ar’51, Columbus, Ohio, the owner of an architectural and consulting firm; Sept. 12.

Thomas E. Cooper WG’51, Oakmont, Pa., Jan. 18, 2003.

Eli Cutler ChE’51, Bridgewater, N.J., Aug. 22, 2003. He was retired from Exxon Corporation.

Norman Diamond WEv’51, Newtown, Pa., May 20, 2003.

Harry B. Fleetwood G’51, New York, a commentator and host on all-night classical-music radio programs in New York for nearly 30 years; Jan. 18. He began his radio career in Camden, N.J., in 1938. Following his service with the U.S. Army during the Second World War and subsequent study at the Sorbonne, he took a job with a Philadelphia radio station in 1948. In 1953, he was chosen from among more than 1,500 applicants to become the host of New York radio station WNBC’s “Music Through the Night” program, where he remained until joining WNCN in 1975. He retired in the late 1980s. Six feet seven inches in height, he was known professionally as Fleetwood. As reported in The New York Times, he often appeared at the studio at 11:55 p.m. for his 12:05 a.m. program, often wearing a dinner jacket and accompanied by others from an opera performance he had just attended. He was known for a style that David Dubal, the program director at WNCN who hired him, described as “straightforward but extremely intimate,” including departing from the music director’s playlist and honoring listeners’ requests when the director was not present, which he called “the cat’s-away time.” George E. Sokolsky, a columnist for The New York Journal-American, described Fleetwood’s accent as “American, not British, but … unaffected, un-Harvardized, un-New York English. It rings like educated clergy at the beginning of this century before they became ashamed of what used to be called elocution.” Radio and TV commentator Charles Osgood characterized him as “so wonderfully civilized … a very intelligent and gracious sort of man.” Fluent in French, Fleetwood also hosted programs for French and Belgian television, traveled America to profile interesting people, and made a recording of the Bible. And he appeared in commercials for companies ranging from Bayer Aspirin to Greyhound Bus Lines.

Nancy Allen Knight G’51, Tumwater, Wash., Aug. 15, 1999.

Robert T. Larison W’51, Valley Cottage, N.Y., June 18, 2003.

Daniel C. McDonnell G’51, Havertown, Pa., April 1, 2000. He was retired from Delaware County Memorial Hospital.

Ronald J. Mitchinson W’51, Naugatuck, Conn., June 3, 2002. He had worked for Uniroyal, Inc.

Dr. Matthew B. Moore GM’51, Tulsa, Okla., a retired physician; Aug. 8, 2002.

Edna E. Wade Phillips PT’51, Monongahela, Pa., March 1, 2002.

Carol Sholund Rambo DH’51, Tucson, Ariz., November.

John S. Ripple W’51, Carmel, Ind., the head of his own consulting firm; Oct. 8.

Dr. Eugene W. Robinson D’51, Sahuarita, Ariz., a dentist in Jefferson County, N.Y., from 1957 until his retirement in 1987; Dec. 18. He was a member of the medical staff at the former Mercy Hospital and House of the Good Samaritan (now Samaritan Medical Center), and teamed with brain surgeons in constructing acrylic head plates in the operating room for brain injury patients. He received a Cryer Award for Excellence in Oral Medicine from the University. Dr. Robinson was former president of both the Fifth District Dental Society of New York State and the Jefferson County Dental Society. He chaired the Girl Scouts of America troop camp committee for 20 years and was active in numerous civic and community organizations, including the Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. And he had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Raymond W. Seeger W’51, Carmichael, Calif., Oct. 2, 2002.

Perry J. Stutman CE’51, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., the owner of Perry J. Stutman & Associates; Sept. 24.

Dr. Leonard Weissburg D’51, Monroe Township, N.J., a retired dentist; Sept. 27.

Marian Campbell Wharton CW’51, Exeter, R.I., Oct. 23, 2002.

Dr. Charles L. Whisnant Jr. M’51, Tucker, Ga., a retired physician; Sept. 29.

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1952 | John P. Connors L’52, Staten Island, N.Y., a personal-injury defense attorney for 50 years; Nov. 29. He began his practice in Manhattan in 1957, moving it to Staten Island 23 years later. He was known for counseling longtime New York state Senator John Marchi. And in 1967 he was named to Mayor John Lindsay’s criminal justice coordinating council.

Dr. Philip R. Coughlin D’52, Liverpool, N.Y., a retired dentist; Nov. 9.

Dr. John R. Fenwick GM’52, Port St. Lucie, Fla., a retired physician; Oct. 20.

Dr. Martin J. Gauger D’52, Kimberton, Pa., a retired dentist; Aug. 30, 2001.

Dr. Louis Kadas GM’52, Kissimmee, Fla., a retired physician and dermatologist for 52 years; March 9, 2001. Following his retirement in 1989, he became the dermatology consultant to the Center for Sports Medicine & Family Practice in Kissimmee.

Alward L. Liby Jr. WEv’52, Haddon Heights, N.J., Sept. 1.

Gordon Oosterman G’52, Greeley, Pa., Sept. 22.

Fletcher F. Pierce WEv’52, Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 2002.

Charles H. Ritchie WEv’52, Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 24, 2001.

Dr. R. Warren Sappenfield GM’52, Glenmont, N.Y., a retired physician; November 2001.

Dr. Horace M. Seitz Jr. M’52 GM’70, Philadelphia, a retired physician; April 19, 1999.

Robert M. Singer ME’52, Saddle River, N.J., May 23, 2003.

Robert L. Smith C’52, Lovettsville, Va., Nov. 16.

Dr. Melvin N. Spitofsky C’52, Cheltenham, Pa., a retired dentist; June 26, 2003.

Dr. George S. Tyner GM’52, Denver, a retired ophthalmologist; November 1999.

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1953 | Richard I. Abrahams W’53, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Aug. 16, 2001. His daughter is Jillian K. Cueff C’00.

Paul R. Duke L’53, Washington, an attorney with the firm of Covington & Burling; Nov. 22.

Johnnie Mae Hunter Ed’53, Philadelphia, April 12, 2003.

Donald W. McCambridge W’53, Allentown, Pa., Aug. 7, 2003.

John S. Trower W’53, Mount Laurel, N.J., Sept. 2.

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1954 | Dr. Leon Boguslaw M’54, Tarpon Springs, Fla., a retired physician; Jan. 19.

Hamilton H. Clawges WEv’54, Cinnaminson, N.J., Dec. 30, 2001.

Jared J. Cummins W’54, Yardley, Pa., the past president of Mony Reinsurance Corp.; Jan. 25. At Penn he played on the varsity basketball and football teams, where he enjoyed being a Mungerman. He began his career as assistant secretary of the treaty reinsurance department of Continental Casualty Co. In 1964 he became the youngest vice president of reinsurance with the Reinsurance Corporation of New York. He had been a jet pilot in the U.S. Air Force. His sisters are Rosalie Cummins Shelton CW’63 and Mary Cummins-Smith CW’65.

Dr. Martin Goldberg GM’54, Lafayette Hill, Pa., clinical professor of psychiatry at the University and emeritus chair of the Council for Relationships (formerly The Marriage Council of Philadelphia); Jan. 27. He came to Penn as assistant clinical professor in psychiatry in 1968, and was promoted to associate clinical professor of psychiatry in 1972. He was named professor of psychiatry in 1984, until his retirement in 2000. From 1983 to 1997, he was director of The Marriage Council of Philadelphia, which grew to include 10 locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area during his tenure. He was also a psychiatrist at the former Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Goldberg was past president of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

William K. Norris WG’54, Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 31, 2003.

Dr. L. Richard Schumacher M’54, Peachtree City, Ga., a managing partner of KARE HealthCare Consulting, LLC; Dec. 17, 2002.

Dr. Dale R. Snyder M’54, Fredericksburg, Va., a retired physician; Oct. 27, 2002.

Dr. Titos Triandafillou D’54, New York, a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in the Bronx for many years; Oct. 22, 2002.

Benjamin F. Trissler G’54, Lancaster, Pa., a retired clerk for the city of Lancaster; Oct. 5.

Louis G. Vastardis Ar’54 GCP’57, King of Prussia, Pa., Nov. 24.

Lt. Cmdr. Marion Wieck Nu’54, Ft. Wright, Ky., Dec. 20.

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1955 | Janet Goodwin Bliss NTS’55, Andover, N.Y., a nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y., from 1967 until her retirement in 2000; Nov. 12. In 2003 she was elected to the Allegany County Mental Health Association Hall of Fame. She had volunteered at the Andover Library for many years.

Dr. John S. Cowan GM’55, Mecosta, Mich., a retired physician; Feb. 29, 2000.

Paul J. Davidow W’55, Lawrenceville, N.J., June 7, 2003.

Dr. Anthony F. Delibero GM’55, Shelton, Conn., a retired physician; May 3, 1999.

Samuel E. Ewing III L’55, Chester Springs, Pa., a retired attorney and internationally known breeder of award-winning Irish wolfhounds; Feb. 1. An attorney in West Chester for more than 40 years, he began breeding dogs in the 1950s, after purchasing his first wolfhound, which won his first breed championship within a year. He then founded Eagle Farms Kennels, a breeding facility for wolfhounds that produced award-winning show dogs that amassed hundreds of championship titles. He was owner or co-owner of the best of breed at the Irish Wolfhound Club of America’s National Specialty Show five times in four decades. In 1975, he handled Breac O’Shawn McDown, the first Irish wolfhound to win the Hound Group at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. An officer of several Philadelphia-area kennel clubs, he served as president and board member of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, and was the club’s delegate to the American Kennel Club since 1987. He was “one of the most respected breeders in America,” said American Kennel Club president Dennis B. Sprung. “His contributions to the Irish wolfhounds are legendary.”

William A. Frankel W’55, Atlanta, July 23, 1998.

Dr. Lewis J. Ledden GM’55, St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 20, 2003.

Dr. Darius G. Ornston Jr. C’55 M’59, Greenville, S.C., a professor of psychiatry at University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1985; Nov. 19. He was also clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of South Carolina, and taught at Greenville Memorial and Marshall I. Pickens Hospitals. Dr. Ornston was chair of psychiatry for the Greenville Hospital System, and he also maintained a private psychiatric practice. Before joining the faculty at USC, he had taught in the department of psychiatry at Yale University. Active in state, national, and international professional organizations, he was also a member of the certifying board of physicians. Dr. Ornston is the author of Translating Freud, published by Yale University Press, and numerous articles on the problems of translating Freud from German into English. He also wrote on the side effects of the major tranquilizers and anti-depressants.

Dr. Paul A. Rockwell GM’55, Corpus Christi, Tex., a retired physician; Feb. 12, 2003.

Jerome N. Shapiro W’55, Springfield, N.J., a certified public accountant; Sept. 18. He had received numerous awards from the CPA Society of New Jersey, according to his friend, John A. Craner W’56.

Robert Zicklin W’55, New York, a retired partner in Laventhall & Zicklin, a former Manhattan law firm; Aug. 20, 2000.

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1956 | Dr. John J. Bosko D’56 Santa Ana, Calif., a retired dentist; March 14, 2003.

Dr. Leon Cander GM’56, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired physician and the national pulmonary consultant for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Blacklung Program; Sept. 19.

Elliott A. Cohen G’56, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired attorney who practiced in New York; July 31, 2002.

Channing M. Farmer WG’56, Hammondsport, N.Y., Sept. 22.

Col. George S. Royal WG’56, Springfield, Va., a retired U.S. Army colonel; June 25, 2003. He served as an adjutant to the Swedish Hospital in Pusan, Korea, 1950-52, and as an assistant for supply operations and then deputy commander of supply and distribution in Heidelberg, Germany, 1955-58. During a second tour of duty in Korea, 1963-64, he was a commanding officer for supply and transportation operations. During the Vietnam War he was in charge of military transportation in Thailand, 1968-69. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Bronze Star during his military career. He also served in various capacities at the Pentagon, including chief of the Transportation Corps and chief of the Operations Mobility Division, from 1959 until his retirement in 1972. He then became military liaison to the American Mover’s Conference until 1985.

Dr. Robert H. Smith M’56, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a psychiatrist in Souderton for almost 30 years, until his retirement in 2001; Feb. 16. From 1979 to 1987 he was assistant professor of psychology and human behavior and medical director of the substance-abuse clinic at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Later he was a psychiatrist at the former Alliance for Creative Development in Quakertown. In 1969 he served as a mission doctor among the Navajo people in New Mexico, and he and his wife made short-term mission trips to South America and Africa. He was chair of the board of Christian education for the Brethren in Christ Church and served on the board of the Navajo Brethren in Christ Mission. As a conscientious objector, he did alternative service during the Second World War. After the war he served in the Philippines with the Mennonite Central Committee, an international aid and relief agency, and then served in Okinawa. “He wanted to contribute toward healing in the world,” said his wife. He and his wife established grants and an award program at Messiah College, in Grantham, Pa.

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1957 | Margaret J. Beyer Nu’57, Danville, Vt., March 29, 2001.

Miriam Goddard Clark SW’57, Harlingen, Tex., Oct. 27.

Dr. Dominic Lim GM’57, Temple, Tex., a physician; Sept. 25, 2000

Dr. Martin E. McCavitt GrEd’57, McLean, Va., a retired rehabilitation counselor for the U.S. Department of Education; Dec. 7. He began his career as a high school teacher, coach, and guidance counselor in Pennsylvania. He was then executive director of the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York and assistant professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s medical center. In 1967, Dr. McCavitt joined the U.S. Department of Education’s office of special education and research services. As a special assistant for international affairs in the national institute for handicapped research, he traveled extensively to Europe, Asia, and Africa, where he worked with mentally and emotionally disabled children and adults. He was a member of the President’s Committee for Employment of the Handicapped. Following his retirement in 1985, he became a rehabilitation consultant. He had been a U.S. Navy training officer during the Second World War and remained a lieutenant commander in the Reserves after the war.

Dr. Myron H. Ross Gr’57, Kalamazoo, Mich., a professor of economics at Western Michigan University; Oct. 6.

Joseph S. Stachow WEv’57, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., the retired assistant treasurer of Rosenthal and Rosenthal; May 30, 1999.

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1958 | Francis F. Bartlett Jr. WG’58, Waterville, Maine, Dec. 1.

Dr. Donald M. Blatchley GM’58, Greensburg, Pa., a retired physician; Oct. 15.

Alfred G. Jones GEE’58, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Oct. 19.

Patricia F. Pupo GEd’58, Wallingford, Pa., April 24, 2002.

George R. Shober Jr. Ed’58, Cornwall, Pa., Sept. 2.

Dr. Dan Zavela GM’58, Detroit, a physician; Nov. 19, 2002.

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1959 | Dr. John C.W. Bauersfeld V’59, Ellsworth, Maine, a retired veterinarian; Sept. 18, 2001.

Dina D. Demann GEd’59, Willow Street, Pa., July 22, 2003.

Capt. Arthur A. Helgerson GM’59, Lexington Park, Md., an obstetrician-gynecologist in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps for 32 years; Jan. 21. Following his retirement as a captain in 1978, he published articles in Swedish American Genealogist magazine.

Donald E. Jackson GAr’59, Mitchellville, Md., an architect; April 19, 2003.

William H. Kinkead III L’59, Wayne, Pa., a defense attorney; Dec. 28. He joined the firm of Wright, Spencer, Manning & Sagendorf in Norristown, Pa., in 1960, eventually becoming a partner. Following the firm’s closing five years ago, he worked for the Anderson & Sullivan firm in Blue Bell, Pa. Before attending law school, he served as a navigator with the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, and was stationed at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Frank H. Minner Jr. WEv’59, Kennett Square, Pa., executive vice president and general manager of the Brandywine Towne Center Management Co.; Dec. 13. He had also served as an accountant, financial officer, and executive for Rollins Broadcasting and Rollins trucking and leasing firms in Wilmington, Del. A past president of the Rotary Club of Brandywine Hundred, he served on the board of Ingleside Homes, Inc., and helped organize the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fund-raising event.

Thomas B. Moorhead L’59, Washington, deputy under secretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor; April 27, 2003. He had previously served for 14 years as vice president for human resources at Carter-Wallace and for 11 as senior vice president for corporate affairs at Esteé Lauder. He had also represented U.S. employers as a delegate to the International Labor Conference for more than 10 years and was honored as the employer vice chairman of the ILO in 2000. In 2001, he was appointed to head the Bureau of International Labor Affairs by President George W. Bush and Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. He played a key role in helping to lead the global fight against international child labor and was a strong advocate for the shared benefits of free trade for workers and their families. He had most recently worked on the Department of Labor’s “Children in the Crossfire” conference, which aimed at eliminating the use of child soldiers in conflicts around the world.

Marilyn Evers Norstedt G’59, Blacksburg, Va., a librarian for Virginia Tech University libraries; March 6, 2003.

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1960 | Irene Dudnik Borenstein Ar’60, Mobile, Ala., an architect with the firm H2L2 Architects in Philadelphia for 15 years, until her retirement at age 70; Nov. 21. She was involved in designing several medical facilities, including Wills Eye Hospital. She was a longtime volunteer with the League of Women Voters and the International League for Peace and Freedom.

Paul R. Bosworth EE’60, Cary, N.C., Oct. 19.

Herbert G. Brown WEv’60, Iola, Kan., Nov. 22.

Constance L. Hill Nu’60, Philadelphia, Dec. 13.

Robert L. Kaminsky W’60 L’63, Bethesda, Md., the publications manager for the office of assistant chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service; Sept. 22.

Dr. Carleton J. Kavle C’60, Ocean City, N.J., an anesthesiologist at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania for 35 years; Dec. 12. At Penn he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Dr. Jordan M. Miller V’60, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 18.

Dr. Marlyn Ernst Prier V’60, Downingtown, Pa., a veterinarian; May 31, 2003.

George D. Reich Jr. WEF’60, Danville, Pa., Aug. 26, 2003.

William H. Sheppard GEE’60, Moorestown, N.J., an engineer who helped develop the Aegis radar system used on U.S. Navy ships to detect air and sea targets; January 10. As an engineer at RCA in Moorestown, he worked on the Aegis Combat System AN/SPY-1 and AN/SPY-1A radar, and was later program manager for the development of the AN/SPY-1B/D radar, a system that enables ships to attack and defend against enemy aircraft and low-flying missiles. RCA’s Moorestown division merged with the General Electric-Aerospace Group in 1953 and was acquired by Martin Marietta in 1992 (now part of Lockheed Martin). He retired in 1993. He served for many years on the Moorestown Ecumenical neighborhood development board and worked with the Camden Lutheran housing group, helping to establish low-income housing there.

Norman L. Shipley WG’60, Simsbury, Conn., May 27, 2002.

Lila Mays Steckly CW’60, New York, April 16, 2000.

Glenn H. Wilde WG’60, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Oct. 3.

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1961 | Henrietta Mathis Canty GEd’61, Decatur, Ga., Nov. 9, 2002.

Joyce A. Conroy MT’61, Aberdeen, N.J., Jan. 2.

Clifford D. Currier W’61, Alpharetta, Ga., a consultant to the transportation industry; Oct. 24.

Dr. Andrew J. Fritz D’61, Cheshire, Conn., a dentist for 40 years, until his retirement in 2002; Jan. 17. He was a past president of the Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire Dental Society and was active in the Connecticut Dental Association, serving in the house of delegates for five years. He was a longtime member of the Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard of New Haven, and was a member of the U.S. Army Active Reserve for many years. Along with several other assignments, Dr. Fritz had been chief dental officer to the third task force in Honduras in 1988. And he had been a dental surgeon and chief of professional services in the 804th Medical Brigade at Fort Devens, Mass. During the Korean War he served in a dental clinic in Landstuhl, Germany.

Lilyan McClain Furniss Nu’61 GNu’64, Lima, Pa., a nurse for more than 55 years; Dec. 20. For several years, she was a private nurse to philanthropist Sam Riddle and his wife. From 1951-56, she was a field nurse on an Apache Indian reservation in Arizona, and, for 18 years, she was a school nurse in the Marple Newtown school district in Pennsylvania. After retiring in 1978, she continued to work as a nurse at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and then at Manchester House Nursing Home, retiring at age 75.

Dr. John B. Gardner Gr’61, DeKalb, Ill., Dec. 6, 2000.

David E. Kerr WG’61, Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 28, 2002.

Frank Muccari GEd’61, Philadelphia, a teacher for the North Pennsylvania school district; Aug. 9, 2002.

Earl B. Slavitt W’61 L’64, Los Angeles, an attorney; Nov. 20.

Barbara Frass Varon CW’61, Fairfax, Va., Oct. 12. Her husband is Dr. Bension Varon Gr’67.

Dr. Kenny Jackson Williams Gr’61, Durham, N.C., Dec. 19.

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1962 | Dr. Robert E. Cott GM’62, King of Prussia, Pa., a dermatologist at the King of Prussia Medical Center; Oct. 7, 2000.

Dr. James V. DeRose GrEd’62, Media, Pa., head of the science department at Marple Newtown High School, until his retirement in 1978; Nov. 29. Before coming to Marple, he had been a teacher and head of the science department at Chester High School for 16 years. During the summer, Dr. DeRose held science seminars for teachers around the country and also taught educators overseas on trips sponsored by the U.S. Information Service. Following his retirement from teaching, he became a publication coordinator for an education journal published by the American Chemical Society until the late 1990s. He was a deacon, elder, and clerk of sessions at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Pa.

Dr. Harold M. Foster D’62, Miami, a retired dentist; Sept. 29.

Earnest B. Mayo GEd’62, Audubon, N.J., Aug. 25, 2001.

Henry S. Orr II C’62, Katonah, N.Y., a retired corporate loan officer at the Bank of New England and its predecessors, the State National Bank and the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company; Jan. 12. He worked for the Lawrence Investing Company in Westchester County from 1962 to 1968, and joined the Bank of New England in 1970. After 25 years in banking, he became a professor of business at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn., retiring in 2003. He remained active in nature and conservation organizations. And he was a trustee of the Visions Fund for the Blind in New York for 15 years. He was the great great grandson of the artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter, who painted Abraham Lincoln in the First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation that hangs in the stairwell of the U.S. Congress and wrote of his friendship with the president in a memoir, Six Months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln, published in 1966.

James A. Sheaves Jr. W’62, San Rafael, Calif., Feb. 19, 2003.

Carolyn Jeffery Sherman G’62, Wayne, Pa., May 5, 2003.

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1963 | Dr. Robert M. Crowe Gr’63, Cordova, Tenn., June 26, 2002. He was employed by Memphis State University.

Gerald L. Gaudette W’63, Whitinsville, Mass., chair of the Gaudette Insurance Agency, Inc.; Sept. 7.

Dr. Andrew W. Green WG’63 Gr’68, West Chester, Pa., a retired professor of law and business at Widener University and West Chester University; Nov. 29. As an attorney, he specialized in veterans law and practiced in West Chester until his death. He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Second World War.

Dr. William E. Hoy Jr. GM’63, Ashland, Ky., a physician; Jan. 25, 2001.

Dr. Donald M. Meyer GrEd’63, Laconia, N.H., the retired associate director of education for the state of Connecticut; Jan. 4. Earlier, he had been dean of Delaware Valley College and had served as a consultant to the U.S. Office of Education.

Edward R. Stiff WG’63, Ashtabula, Ohio, Jan. 23.

Rabbi Barry Tabachnikoff C’63, Miami, Nov. 11.

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1964 | Helmut O. Dahlke SW’64, Richmond, Nov. 27, 2001.

Dr. Henry Darmstadter Gr’64, Philadelphia, May 18, 2001.

Linda Stone Davidoff GCP’64, New York, the executive director of several nonprofit organizations, including the Citizens Union, a government watchdog group, and the Citizens Union Foundation; Dec. 31. As a civic activist and urban planner, she helped develop the National Voter Registration Act and, in New York, the waterfront park under construction at Riverside South. Active in Democratic politics, she served as campaign manager for Elizabeth Holtzman’s campaign for United States Senate in 1980 and Ruth W. Messinger’s campaign for mayor of New York in 1997; both candidates were defeated.

Newton B. DeRiemer W’64, Pottstown, Pa., the senior loan adviser for H&R Block in Trevose, Pa., and the founding partner of DMR Location Strategies, Inc., a cost-comparison database for 350 U.S. cities; Dec. 20. For 20 years, he served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and was a master sergeant in the First Troop Philadelphia Cavalry, a unit dating-back to the American Revolution.

Dr. Vincent B. Pica GM’64, Dayton, Ohio, a physician; Oct. 18, 2001.

Willy A.C.M. Serneels GAr’64, Brussels, past director of the Institut Superieur St. Luc; Sept. 7, 1999. He had also taught architecture in Paris.

Leonard J. Zimmer GEE’64, East Grand Forks, Minn., Nov. 28, 2001.

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1965 | Hannah E. Carner SW’65, Philadelphia, Dec. 17.

Robert J. Cavella WEv’65, Delanco, N.J., Oct. 17, 2002.

Anne Keating Dietz Ed’65, Media, Pa., a retired special education teacher; Dec. 30. She taught at the Delaware County Special Education Intermediate Unit for 15 years, until her retirement in 1980. Previously, she had been a teacher of elementary education at several private and public schools. “She believed in giving every child a chance to learn as much as they could, no matter what their physical or emotional disabilities were,” said her daughter.

Dr. James F. Martin W’65, Tipp City, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2001.

James J. Martin L’65, Yardley, Pa., a retired attorney; Jan. 27. Choosing law as a second career at age 33, he served as a law clerk to Judge Harold D. Saylor in Philadelphia before opening his own practice, from which he retired in 1994. He served as historian of the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club and was secretary of the Philadelphia Seniors Gold Association.

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1966 | Dr. Joseph P. Atkins Jr. M’66, Wayne, Pa., clinical professor and vice chair of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and executive director of the Penn Center for Voice; Jan. 19. He joined the hospital and the Penn faculty in 1974 and became a pioneer in the development of CO2 lasers and CO2 laser bronchoscopes, and the use of endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Atkins also worked with the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center and the Joan Karnell Cancer Center. And he was an adjunct clinical professor at Thomas Jefferson, 1990-2000. He was honored with the American Cancer Society’s Humanitarian Award, the Resident Teaching Award from the University’s School of Medicine, and the Jacob Ehrenzeller Award for Achievement and Service in Medicine. Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein, executive vice president of the University’s health system and dean of the School of Medicine, said, “Over the past 30 years, Dr. Atkins was consistently a major contributor—as a clinician and an educator—to the success of Pennsylvania Hospital.” Dr. Atkins’s father, Dr. Joseph Preston Atkins M’34, had been chair of the department of Broncho-Esophagology at the School of Medicine.

Chester R. Fox GCh’66, Bristol, Pa., a chemical engineering consultant; Jan. 8. He began his career with the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, serving on bases in the southern U.S. In 1962, he moved to Philadelphia to take a job with Rohm & Haas; during his 18-year tenure there, he was co-inventor of a patent in absorption technology. He then went to work for FMC Corporation, a manufacturer of agricultural, specialty, and industrial chemicals. He also wrote articles about chemical processes for trade publications. In 1987, he served as chair of the local chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. And he tutored underprivileged children in math and science for five years during the 1970s. “In a corporate world where people climb over each other to get to the top, my father achieved success with brainpower and kindness,” said his son, Stephen.

Robert A. McCormack C’66, St. Augustine, Fla., the retired executive vice president of Citicorp in New York; Aug. 24, 2003. He was a trustee and benefactor of many organizations and educational institutions, including Columbia University, Claremont Graduate University, and Urban Land Institute.

Elisabeth W. Parker GEd’66, Radnor, Pa., Nov. 10, 2002.

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1968 | James R. Kalass GEd’68, Rochester, Minn., June 26, 2003.

Dr. G. Harold Metz Gr’68, Stamford, Conn., the author of five books and numerous essays on the history of Elizabethan theater; Jan. 8. He was vice president of human resources at RCA and then worked for United Technologies. He later established the Greenwich Executive Search. During the Second World War he had served on the War Manpower Commission.

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1969 | Jean W. Enos GEd’69, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 1.

Joseph T. McHale L’69, Seekonk, Mass., an attorney; June 26, 2003.

Fred Pattison WEv’69, Pennsauken, N.J., Feb. 23.

Dr. Thomas I. Phelan C’69, Newtown Square, Pa., a vascular surgeon at Chester County Hospital; Dec. 19. He also practiced at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Misericordia Hospital, both in Philadelphia. His son is Thomas I. Phelan Jr. C’95.

Miriam Bresler Smith CW’69, Hartsdale, N.Y., March 2, 2003.

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1970 | Barbara A. Buell Nu’70, West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 28.

David M. Fuerle GEE’70, Hatboro, Pa., May 20, 1998.

S. Alan Hamburger W’70, Brussels, Belgium, an international tax attorney and managing partner of the Brussels office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius for 22 years; Feb. 5. At Penn he was known as “The Dogger” and served as the Ben Franklin. He had also worked with the then Cooper and Lybrand in New York and Brussels and had been a managing partner for Mayer, Brown and Platt in Brussels. Fluent in French and Spanish and conversant in other languages, he often joked that he could travel throughout Europe as a credible national of several different countries, according to his brother, G. Marc Hamburger G’68. He was a frequent speaker at tax and business seminars in Europe and North America. In 2001, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Couronne (Knight of the Order of the Crown) by the state of Belgium, an honor he received from Belgian Consul-General Hervé Goyens on behalf of King Albert II.

Dennis P. Shaff WG’70, Springfield, Va., 2003.

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1971 | Dr. Mervyn Feierstein GM’71, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a pulmonologist at Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., for more than 30 years; Dec. 27. He was the former director of pulmonary ambulatory-care services at the center and organized annual continuing education seminars there. From 1954 to 1957, he served as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy, where exposure to tuberculosis influenced his decision to become a lung specialist, according to his brother.

Dr. Nancy Hay Knapp GEd’71 GrEd’87, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 2.

Orneice Dorsey Leslie SW’71, Philadelphia, the retired assistant dean and director of admissions at the University’s School of Social Work; Dec. 31. She was assistant dean in academic advising at social work from 1973 to 1986, before becoming director of admissions there in 1987. She was the faculty leader for the school’s study-abroad program, and taught in the program at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She retired in 2001 and served as a consultant until 2003. A founding board member of the University’s African American Resource Center in 1989, she was also co-chair of the Women’s Center Advisory Board. In 1999, she received the Helen O. Dickens Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women of Color, which noted that “Her leadership style is one of inclusion, respectful debate, and action. She has been an advocate for change in relation to University policy development and other aspects of Penn’s culture on behalf of all women students, faculty, and staff.” She also received the school’s alumni association award for outstanding service to the school and the profession. And the Association of Women Faculty and Administrators honored her with the Lenore Rowe Williams Award in 1999. She was a founding member of several organizations, including the Philadelphia chapter of the Alliance of Black Social Workers, Community Program Developers, Inc., and the African American Association at the University. And she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Her daughter, Valerie Dorsey Allen SW’93, is now director of the University’s African American Resource Center.

Wayne L. Martin WEv’71, Merion, Pa., a financial planner for Karr-Barth Associates since 1970; Feb. 11. He had served as director, secretary, and vice president of the Merion Community Association, which awarded him its first Tribute Medal last year. He had also been a director and president of the Merion Botanical Society, and served on the boards of the Central YMCA in Philadelphia and the Community Health Affiliates Foundation. And he was president of the board of Ardmore Presbyterian Church.

Kevin E. O’Brien C’71 G’71, Scottsdale, Ariz., an attorney; January.

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1972 | Shirley Stoddard Garc╠a, GNu’72, Merion, Pa., Jan. 1. Her husband, Dr. Celso-Ram█n Garc╠a, died Feb. 1 (see Faculty and Staff).

Dr. Mary A. Leisner V’72, Lutz, Fla., a veterinarian; Aug. 26, 2003.

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1973 | Dr. Virginia S. LaRossa GEd’73 GrEd’88, Radnor, Pa., director of the counseling center at Rosemont College; Nov. 11. She had taught elementary school in Maryland, directed a KinderCare Learning Center in Lebanon, Pa., and taught preschool at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr before joining the staff at Rosemont. Her doctoral dissertation, “College Dating: New Behavior in Response to Current Sexual Norms,” received an award from the American College Personnel Association. Several years ago, she and her husband, Dr. Donato LaRossa Gr’71, started a the LaRossa-Spaldo Book Fund at Rosemont College to assist financially challenged students pay for texts and college supplies.

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1974 | Francis M. Dangelo CGS’74, Warrington, Pa., April 1, 2000.

Dr. Amos Okrah M’74, Memphis, Tenn., a physician; Dec. 10, 2002.

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1975 | James E. Bittner WEv’75, Warrington, Pa., Jan. 29, 2003.

Chester K. Lewis W’75, Opa Locka, Fla., a nurse at the North Shore Medical Center in Miami; Jan. 9, 2003.

Ellen M. Strauman Nu’75, Lansdowne, Pa., a nurse at St. Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia for more than 25 years; Feb. 6. She was most recently quality assurance coordinator at the hospital, supervising nurses who were visiting former patients in their homes.

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1976 | Harold L. Jacobi C’76, San Diego, an attorney; April 30, 2000.

Anita D. Kaufmann C’76, New York, the founder and president of Anita Kaufmann Associates, an attorney-placement firm; Nov. 25.

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1977 | Joseph J. Wiacek Jr. WEv’77, Watchung, N.J., Aug. 20, 2003. He had worked for Chase Manhattan Bank NA.

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1978 | Dr. Kermit H. Katz C’78, Brookline, Mass., July 23, 2003.

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1980 | Philip M. Hooper GAr’80, Wayne, Pa., a founding partner of Hooper Shiles Architects; Jan. 5. His firm designed the Chesterbrook Corporate Center in Tredyffrin and the Easttown Municipal Building in Devon. Along with working in the Philadelphia area, he and his partner, Mitch Shiles, designed a variety of commercial, residential, and institutional structures in Ireland and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. While a student at the University, he was awarded the Dales Traveling Fellowship to sketch buildings in Italy. As a member of the Tredyffrin-Easttown Township school boards and facilities committee, he oversaw renovation of the district’s buildings and playing fields. And he was a trustee of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. He was also a board member of the historic architecture review board in Tredyffrin. He played and coached lacrosse throughout his life.

Dr. Joseph A. Jacovino GEd’80 GrEd’80, Lansdale, Pa., Oct. 15.

Dr. Steven L. Schwartz V’80, Bethesda, Md., a veterinarian; Dec. 5.

Olena Stercho-Hendler L’80, Jenkintown, Pa., an attorney for Stern & Stercho; Sept. 2.

Michael G. Teichgraeber WG’80, Houston, Tex., Oct. 26.

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1982 | Barbara W. Taylor CGS’82, Philadelphia, Dec. 9.

Andrew J. Wade GNu’82, Philadelphia, Sept. 3.

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1983 | Dr. Joseph A. Burton Gr’83, Pendleton, S.C., a professor of architecture at Clemson University since 1990; Nov. 23. A specialist in the works of Louis Kahn, Dr. Burton was “a philosopher as much as an architect, who saw in a single architectural detail the entirety of the universe,” said Dr. Keith Evan Green C’85 G’93 Gr’98, also a professor of architecture at Clemson.

Carolyn Youse Harrell GME’83, Havre de Grace, Md., March 23, 2001.

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1985 | Merle D. Fogel-Floyd DH’85, Philadelphia, July 1, 2003.

Yrminda V. Fortes WEv’85, Wynnewood, Pa., Dec. 14, 2002. Her husband is Richard C. Slama Jr. C’64.

Dr. John H. Scarmeas D’85, Wichita, Kan., a dentist; Nov. 14.

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1986 | Mark L. Levinson C’86, London, July 29, 2003.

George Christian Overton GEng’86, Swarthmore, Pa., May 31, 2000.

Evalyn Sue Strauss GCP’86 GFA’86, Washington, a teacher and program coordinator; September.

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1987 | Scott M. Grasso C’87 W’87, Boca Raton, Fla., May 20, 2003.

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1988 | Jane L. Lyon Leroy GEd’88, Mountain View, Calif., a teacher who had been employed by the Radnor school district in Pennsylvania; May 2002.

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1991 | Dr. Steven A. Mogel D’91, Tucson, Ariz., the chief dental officer of PHS Indian Hospital in San Carlos, Ariz.; June 25, 2002.

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1993 | Garrett C. Klein C’93, Nashville, the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Vanderbilt University; Dec. 29. He recruited students to the university, working closely with the College of Arts and Sciences and the athletics department. “He was a gifted admissions officer who loved his Vanderbilt colleagues and his work equally,” said William M. Shain, dean of undergraduate admissions. “I think he will be remembered for how much he cared about everybody individually, for his quick mind, and his remarkable sense of humor.”

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1994 | Marquard von Rotenhan W’94, Kronberg im Taunus, Germany, July 20, 2003.

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1998 | Dr. Richard S. Wagman GM’98, Lebanon, N.H., a physician; Jan. 12, 2002.

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2000 | Michael G. Bertolino W’00, River Edge, N.J., December. A scholarship fund in his name has been started at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, N.J.

Meeten J. Chauhan CGS’00, Phoenixville, Pa., a doctoral candidate and research assistant in the department of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia; April 19, 2001.

Dana L. Cowling GNu’00, Norristown, Pa., Jan. 24.

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2001 | Katherine Lee C’01, Bensalem, Pa., Feb. 8. She worked for the Information Resource Center in Fort Washington, Pa.

Dr. Robert W. Richardson V’01, Oreland, Pa., a veterinarian; Jan. 14. A scholarship fund has been established at the School of Veterinary Medicine in his name.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Joseph P. Atkins Jr. See Class of 1966.

Dr. Arthur Bernstein. See Class of 1930.

Stanley D. Ferst. See Class of 1935.

Dr. Palmer H. Futcher, Cockeysville, Md., retired professor of medicine; Jan. 29. Before coming to Penn, he worked at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 19 years. He joined the University faculty in 1967 as an associate clinical professor of medicine. He became clinical professor of medicine in the associated faculty in 1989, retiring in 1994. Dr. Futcher headed the American Board of Internal Medicine in Philadelphia from 1967 to 1975, and he was active in the World Federalist Association.

Dr. Celso-Ram█n Garc╠a, Merion, Pa., emeritus William Shippen Jr. Professor of Human Reproduction; Feb. 1. Before joining the faculty at Penn, he led an early clinical trial among women in Puerto Rico during the 1950s, advancing and refining an oral contraceptive that had been developed largely by Dr. Gregory G. Pincus and Dr. John Rock. His seminal work on the development of oral contraceptives was published in multiple journals, including three Science manuscripts. Dr. Garc╠a joined the faculty at Penn in 1965, and was given an endowment for the William Shippen, Jr. Professorship in 1970, which he held until his retirement in 1992. He made important and innovative contributions to the rapidly growing field of reproductive medicine and surgery. He established one of the first training programs in human reproduction in the world, instilling in his trainees that good clinical practice should always be based on sound scientific principles and clinical experimental evidence. Together with Dr. Luigi Mastroianni Jr., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Garc╠a established the foundations of the Human Reproduction Program at Penn, considered one of the leading programs for patient care, research, and training in the world. “He spearheaded new approaches to the treatment of tubal disease and his surgical ability in the ‘conservational’ approach to reproductive surgery was legendary,” said Dr. Mastroianni. In 1982-83, Dr. Garcia served as president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The following year he served as the first president of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, an organization he had helped found. In 1995, the School of Medicine established an endowed professorship in his name. Among many national and international honors, he received the United Nations Scientific Leadership Award in 2000. His wife, Shirley Stoddard Garc╠a GNu’72, died on Jan. 2.

Harmon W. Gerhart Jr. See Class of 1948.

Dr. Martin Goldberg. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Niels Haugaard. See Class of 1949.

Orneice Dorsey Leslie. See Class of 1971.

Dr. Morris Rubinoff, Wynnewood, Pa., emeritus professor of computer and information science; Dec. 11. He came to Penn in 1950, as a research assistant, became an assistant professor the following year, and was promoted to associated professor in 1954. While on leave from 1957 to 1959, he was chief engineer for computers at Philco Corporation, during which he traveled to Europe and Israel to speak to schools and companies regarding advances in computer technology. Also an inventor who held several patents, Dr. Rubinoff helped design and monitor simulated flight trainer during the 1950s. He became professor of computer and information science at the University in 1964. He directed the Chemical Engineering Calculating System in the early 1970s, which was jointly administered by the School of Chemical Engineering and the Information Systems Laboratory of the Moore School of Engineering. Dr. Rubinoff became emeritus professor in 1984. His daughter is Elayne Rubinoff CW’66. One of his sons is Dr. Robert Rubinoff C’82 GEng’86 Gr’92, who is married to Jill Smudski GEng’86.

Dr. Daniela Santoli, Philadelphia, a professor in the immunology program at The Wistar Institute and a member of the University’s Cancer Center and Graduate Immunology Group; Jan. 23. She came to the Wistar Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in 1972. Her initial research at Wistar was on the virological aspects and later the immunology of multiple sclerosis. She went on to study cancer and the defenses mounted against it by the body’s immune system. For the past 15 years, she had focused on the use of transplanted TALL-104 immune cells to treat a variety of cancers, work she carried out with colleagues Dr. Sophie Visonneau and Dr. Alessandra Cesano, both of whom trained in her laboratory. The therapy is currently undergoing human clinical trials in Europe.

Dr. Samuel Seltzer. See Class of 1935.

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