Georgiana Staehle Darbie Ed’32 G’40, Naples, Fla., a retired guidance counselor for the Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa.; March 17. She was 100 years old.


Robert W. Loder W’36, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired assistant vice president of finance at the old Penn Central Railroad; Jan. 27. He served with the US Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War.


E. Robert Burtis W’37, Southern Pines, N.C., March 16.


Harold M. Levitt W’38, Wilmington, Del., a retired partner in his family’s fewelry business; Jan. 28.


Virginia Campbell Fox Ed’39, Summit, N.J., March 27. In 1941 she drove a DeSoto automobile with the new “fluid drive” transmission on a promotional tour, proving it was possible to drive cross-country without shifting gears.

Dolores Thornhill Frazier Ed’39 GEd’40, Chicago, Feb. 14.

Dr. L. Ross Garner L’39, Portland, Ore., March 18. emeritus professor of English literature at the University of Oregon, he wrote two books on the Welsh poet Henry Vaughan. During World War II he served as a tank commander and trial judge advocate with the US Army.

Dr. James H. Gillespie V’39, Ithaca, N.Y., retired chair of microbiology and immunology at Cornell University’s veterinary school; Jan. 10. During World War II he served with the Veterinary Corps of the US Army, mostly in China, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Marion E. Laskey Hallahan CW’39 G’49, Media, Pa., a medical biologist; Feb. 20, 2009. During World War II she served with the Red Cross. Her husband, Dr. John D. Hallahan G’48, died last December. (See Class of 1948.)

Dr. Kenneth A. Seifert GM’39, Hot Springs, Ark., a retired physician who had maintained a surgical and family practice in Wauwatosa, Wis.; Jan. 28. He was 100 years old. As a captain in the US Army Medical Corps during World War II, he participated in the liberation of the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria.



Baylor Landrum Jr. W’40, Louisville, Ky., a retired insurance broker and a dedicated community activist; March 28. During World War II he served as a B-29 pilot with the US Army Air Corps.

Dr. Sidney P. Zimmerman C’40, Rye, N.Y., a retired physician; Feb. 25. A nuclear cardiology center in his name was dedicated at White Plains Hospital In 2001.


Norman H. Axe W’41, Elkins Park, Pa., March 6. He was retired from the family haberdashery firm, Hamilton Men’s Shops. During World War II he was a sergeant in the US Army Air Corps.

Louis E. Braun W’41, Naples, Fla., a retired partner in Keystone Bakery, Inc., of Ohio and Pennsylvania; March 21. At Penn he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. During World War II he served with the US Navy as a yeoman first class aboard the USS Gear at Guam, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa, where he watched the Marines erect the US flag at Iwo Jima.

Stanley L. Goodman W’41, Rye, N.Y., retired founder of a sales promotion agency; April 14. He had worked for Decca Records in the 1960s.

Dr. Jerome Lehner GM’41, Maitland, Fla., a retired ophthalmologist who specialized in facial-reconstruction surgery; March 15. During World War II he served with the US Army in a London, attaining the rank of major. He was 103 years old.


Pershing N. Calabro L’42, Wildwood Crest, N.J., Dec. 22.

Samuel C. Gholson FA’42, Richardson, Tex., a retired art teacher; Sept. 12.

Gordon V. Moyer W’42 WG’49,
Bryn Mawr, Pa., former president and vice chair of the Rorer Group; March 30. He joined the firm in 1962 and served as president, 1980-84. In retirement he taught accounting at Wharton and established a scholarship for undergraduates at Penn. He had served as a ensign in the US Navy and then became a Navy Supply School instructor at Harvard University.


Doris E. Rodenbaugh Dahlhausen CW’43, Ocean City, N.J., March 14. At Penn she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega sorority.

Rosemary Romeyn Dent OT’43, Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 27, 2006. She was a breeder of championship Connemara ponies.

William Haspel Jr. W’43, New Orleans, retired president of his family’s men’s clothing manufacturing business; Feb. 17. During World War II he served as a lieutenant with the US Navy in the South Pacific.

Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen M’43 GM’47, Newtown Square, Pa., the Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Environmental Medicine in the School of Medicine, widely known as the inventor of scuba technology; Feb. 11. He joined Penn in 1946 as an instructor in the Department of Pharmacology; with a year as a visiting research associate professor at University College London (1951-2), he was then appointed professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at Penn in 1962. He also was appointed professor of medicine (1972) and professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine (1976); he held these three positions until 1987. He founded Penn’s Institute for Environmental Medicine in 1968, where he conducted pioneering research in undersea and aerospace medicine and served as director until 1985, and its Environmental Biomedical Stress Data Center. Dr. Lambertsen is best known for inventing the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, “the SCUBA” (he coined the acronym later in a 1952 paper), which was used by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor of the CIA, in World War II. (He had invented it in 1939, while a medical student at Penn; then called “the Lambertsen Amphibious Respiratory Unit,” it was rejected by the US Navy.) Receiving his medical degree in 1943, he served as a captain and medical officer in the US Army Medical Corps, when he trained the first OSS operational swimmers, leading to his recognition as “the father of the Frogmen.” In 1945 Dr. Lambertsen was awarded the Legion of Merit by OSS Chief Major William J. Donovan. He also received the US Army Special Forces Green Beret Award, the US Special Operations Command Medal, and the Distinguished Public Service Medal of the US Department of Defense; in 2009 he was honored by the OSS Society with its Distinguished Public Service Award. Dr. Lambertsen was a recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and, in 1965, Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit. In his scientific and academic activities, he developed advanced decompression methods to support military and commercial undersea exploration and aerospace and industrial ventures. He founded the Undersea Medical Society (now Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society). A fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, he was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington. Dr. Lambertsen’s consultation work included with NASA, the Navy, the US Air Force, NOAA, the Smithsonian Institution, and oil-exploration ventures. He contributed to human space flight as chair of the nation’s Committee on Man in Space and as a member of the President’s Space Panel. More recently Dr. Lambertsen invented Inergen, an environmentally friendly replacement for halon fire-fighting agents, and with industry partners implemented its worldwide use; he continued to invent and conduct research until he was 90. His sons are Dr. Christian Lambertsen Jr. C’70 M’76, whose daughter is Emily G. Davis C’04; and David L. Lambertsen WG’86, Dr. Richard H. Lambertsen C’75 V’79 Gr’80, and Bradley S. Lambertsen GAr’80.

William E. Macht Ed’43 GEd’48, Langhorne, Pa., a former mayor, and a retired director of pupil services for the local school district; Feb. 14. As a US Navy officer during World War II, he commanded the ship LSM-245 in the South Pacific.

Joseph Margolin EE’43, Pittsboro, N.C., a retired engineer who had worked in the aviation and aerospace industries; March 16. During World War II he designed aircraft antennae.

Dr. Hugh P. Smith M’43 GM’47, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 5. After a career in internal medicine and radiology, he became a professional bird photographer whose work appeared in books and calendars, and in the Roger Tory Peterson Institute Museum in New York. During World War II he served as a doctor with the US Navy.

Dr. Natalie Becher Stein D’43, Plainsboro, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 31, 2010. Her husband is Dr. Theodore Leo Stein D’42.

Robert S. Warnick ME’43, Londonderry, N.H., Jan. 22. During World War II he served in the US Army.


Jane Pike Buxton G’44, Mohnton, Pa., the retired head of guidance counseling at Lower Merion High School; March 14.


Dr. H. Brooks Cotten M’45, Birmingham, Ala., a retired physician and longtime medical director of the Protective Life Insurance Co.; Feb. 15. He had served in the US Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of captain.

Samuela Perlman Hafitz Ed’45 GEd’45, Titusville, N.J., a retired teacher who had worked for the Katzenbach School for the Deaf and the Hertzel Zion Hebrew Academy; March 24.

Kathryn Schneider Krause NTS’45, Salem, N.J., retired teacher of nursing at Cumberland County Technical Education Center; Feb. 25.

Dr. Francis F. E. Morse D’45, Greensboro, N.C., a retired dentist, who maintained a practice in Manhattan for many years; Jan. 10. A former co-editor of the Penn Dental Journal, he was an occasional lecturer at the Dental School and received its Alumni Award of Merit in 1970.

William Stuempfig W’45, Cape May, N.J., a retired commercial real estate developer and consultant; March 17. At the end of World War II he served with the US Navy as a navigational officer aboard the heavy cruiser USS Los Angeles in East Asia.


Dr. Irwin R. Cohen C’46 M’49, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired cardiologist; March 16.

Sueling Li W’46, Miami Shores, Fla., Feb. 2.

Mary Frances Broskoski Napier NTS’46, Durham, N.C., a retired nurse; Feb. 23.

Dr. William A. Shaver C’46 M’48 GM’55, Aiken, S.C., retired associate director of surgical education at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia; March 5. From 1966 to 1973 he was a clinical professor of surgery at Penn. During World War II he served in the US Navy.

Harriet van Roden Bright Ed’47, Norristown, Pa., Feb. 4.

William L. Huganir L’47, Norristown, Pa., a retired attorney; Sept. 20.

Dr. Adrian M. Sabety GM’47, Sanibel, Fla., retired professor of surgery at the New Jersey College of Medicine; Feb. 18. Founder the Vascular Society of New Jersey and the American Venous Forum, he was a past president of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Bernice Deitch Stoloff CW’47, Elkins Park, Pa., Feb. 14.

James B. West W’47, Beaverton, Ore., a retired medical-insurance agent; June 18, 2010.

JoAnn Kerr Bonaparte DH’48, Wilmington, Del., a retired dental hygienist who had worked for the school systems of Darien and Stamford, Conn.; Feb. 23.

Dr. Mark C. Ebersole G’48, Lititz, Pa., former president of Elizabethtown College; Feb. 12.

Gerald Garb W’48, Allentown, Pa., retired professor of economics at Lehigh University; March 24. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Force.

Roy L. Glauz Jr. WG’48, Palo Alto, Calif., a retired senior industrial economist at SRI International; March 7. During World War II he served with the US Navy in the Pacific, aboard the USS Gardiners Bay.

Sidney D. Goldner WG’48, Warminster, Pa., Oct. 7.

Dr. John D. Hallahan G’48, Media, Pa., retired founding director of medicine at Riddle Memorial Hospital; Dec. 28. He had served as an assistant surgeon and a camp physician and surgeon with the US Navy. (See Marion Laskey Hallahan CW’39 G’43.)

Edward B. Holloway G’48, Wilson, N.C., a retired professor of history at Barton College, where he was also archivist; March 26.

Dr. John R. Bernardo Jr. C’49, Providence, R.I., a retired surgeon and former clinical assistant professor of surgery at Brown University; March 24.

Logan Clarke Jr. C’49,
Essex, Conn., a former dean of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute business school; Nov. 30. He was a former president of the Shawmut Bank of Boston and executive vice president of the Society for Savings in Hartford. He had served in the US Army.

William J. Finley WEv’49, West Chester, Pa., Sept. 9.

Dr. Henry A. Kane C’49, Glen Mills, Pa., a retired pediatric cardiologist; March 20.

Dr. David B. Kitts C’49, Norman, Okla., the David Ross Boyd Emeritus Professor of of Geology and the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma; Oct. 30. As a freshman at the University of Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked, he enlisted in the US Army.

Samuel R. McHenry Jr. G’49 GEd’55, Gettysburg, Pa., a retired superintendent of of the Fairfeld School District; Feb. 16.

Dr. Horace S. Woodland D’49 GD’62, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired dentist; Feb. 20.



Dr. Elizabeth Pellett Gilmore M’50, Miami, retired clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Miami; April 4. Her brother is Dr. John R. Pellett M’54 GM’61 and her husband is Dr. Hugh R. Gilmore III M’50 GM’54.

Dr. Harry C. Sammons GM’50, Fenton, Mo., Jan. 20.

Samuel S. Stroud Sr. C’50 G’60, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired director of admissions at the Haverford School; March 1. He was a former headmaster of Germantown Academy. At Penn he was a member of the Mask & Wig and Delta Psi fraternity. In World War II he was a medical corpsman with the US Navy in the Pacific.


Edward R. Huntsberry Jr. W’51, McKinney, Tex., March 14. He had worked for his family’s shoe-store business. He had served with the US Army in the Pacific.

Lawrence R. Levan G’51, Narberth, Pa., senior vice president at Clair Odell Group and a former product manager at General Foods; Feb. 22.

Dr. Rose Pully M’51, Kinston, N.C., a retired physician; April 8.

George S. Webster L’51, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired attorney and former general counsel of UGI Corp.; Feb. 11. During World War II he served with the Third Army division of the US Army in Europe; he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, three battle stars, and the Bronze Star.


Dr. Frederick R. Hood Jr. M’52 GM’59, Bellingham, Wash., a retired thoracic surgeon, who had specialized in burns and reconstructive work at his practice in Anchorage, Alaska; Feb. 27.

Harriet Failor Whitbread CW’52, Vienna, Va., a championship dog breeder who founded the Devonshire Bedlingtons kennel; March 22. She had also served as an assistant head of the Langley School in McLean.


Rhona L. Barnett Diker CW’53, New York, a retired interior designer; March 7.

Dr. Walter Helsing GM’53, Beaver, Pa., a retired orthopaedic surgeon; Feb. 9.

Stuart A. Kernus W’53, Rockville, Md., a retired partner in an accounting firm; March 21.

Arnold T. Lepisto SW’53, Tucson, Ariz., retired assistance payments administrator for the federal DHSS in Boston; Dec. 22.

William H. Marx CE’53, Willow Springs, Mo., Feb. 16.

Edward Netter C’53, Greenwich, Conn., founder of Netter International, and benefactor of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn; Feb. 16. His career began at the old Cogan, Berlind, Weill & Levitt, a New York investment banking firm. He founded Netter International, Ltd., in 1972 and was chair of its successor, the Geneve Corp., a financial-services holding company. His and Barbara’s involvement with the center (named after them in 2007) began through its Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative in the late 1990s; after visiting an after-school fruit stand it had developed at Drew Elementary School in University City. The program’s work in nutrition education now reaches 20 schools, effecting 10,000 K-12 students. At Ed Netter’s encouragement, the center has helped over 20 universities in Southwestern states develop university-assisted community schools. In 2001 Ed and Barbara established the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, which is currently sponsoring 17 ongoing clinical trials. Ed’s son is Donald T. Netter W’83.

Jay A. Panter W’53, Monroe, N.J., a financial adviser with Wells Fargo and former owner of Panter Motors in Perth Amboy; Feb. 15. During the Korean War he served as a US Naval officer on a destroyer.

Barry M. Rosen W’53, Palm Beach, Fla., a retired managing partner of Kaufman, Osit and Vasquez, an accounting firm in Farmington, Conn.; Dec. 27.

Dr. James E. C. Walker M’53, Avon, Conn., a founding professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut; Jan. 6.

Elizabeth J. Yeates CW’53 G’58, Rockville, Md., a retired librarian for the federal government; March 10.


Dr. Donald J. Brady D’54 GD’61, Hershey, Pa., a retired orthodontist in Hershey and Lebanon; March 5.

Emilio J. DeMayo WEv’54, Moorestown, N.J., March 11.

Dr. Royal T. Farrow M’54, Dalton, Ga., a retired chief of pediatrics and chief of infectious diseases at Hamilton Memorial Hospital; March 26.

Dr. Richard W. Hazen C’54 M’58, New London, Minn., Nov. 18.

Dorothy I. Muir NTS’54, Lumberton, N.J., Aug. 22, 2010.

Burton J. Weinbaum W’54, Longmeadow, Mass., a former Northeast president of the A&P grocery chain; Dec. 15.


Marion C. Mader CW’55, Pittsburgh, Pa., a retired librarian; March 12. During World War II she served with the US Navy WAVES.

Dr. Richard H. Perry D’55, St. George, Utah, a retired orthodontist who had maintained a practice in Greenfield, Mass.; Dec. 12.

Dr. Ruth Fishman Sefarbi SW’55 Gr’86, Philadelphia, a retired family therapist with the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; March 18.

Dr. Herbert A. Silverman ChE’55 SW’59, Baltimore, March 29.


Dr. Zack R. Bowen C’56, Miami, retired chair of English at the University of Miami; April 8, 2010. Specializing in the role of music in the works of James Joyce, he produced a series of dramatic readings from Ulysses for Folkways Records.

Frank Chirkinian Sr. CCC’56, Lighthouse Point, Fla., a longtime producer of the Masters golf tournaments for CBS Sports; March 4. He received five Emmys and a Peabody during his career. A member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Walter Danchak W’56,
Dahlonega, Ga., March 26, 2010. He was retired from IBM Corp.

Emanuel B. Gold CE’56, Blue Bell, Pa., April 30, 2007.

Arthur W. Howe III CCC’56, Charleston, S.C., a former US Naval test pilot and retired insurance executive; March 10. As fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II, he was shot down and captured during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; he received numerous citations and later served in the Korean War.

Dr. Robert D. LaMoreaux W’56, Lansing, Mich., Sept. 20. Retired from General Motors, he was a pioneer in barcode technology.

Bernard L. Levy W’56, Long Branch, N.J., Sept. 18, 2008.

Wayne W. Mauer W’56, Chino Valley, Ariz., March 18, 2010.

Donald L. Neustadt WG’56, Lawrenceville, Ga., a real estate broker and developer; Sept. 7.

Lloyd B. Weinstein C’56, Manchester, Vt., a retired real estate developer; April 12, 2010.


Elizabeth Hemphill Topping CW’57, Baltimore, March 16. She had worked as an imported-goods buyer for the old Strawbridge & Clothier chain and later as a medical correspondent for what is now GlaxoSmithKline. Her husband is Brian B. Topping C’57 WG’65.

Nancy L. Wall Williams Ed’57, Richmond, Va., a retired English teacher at St. Christopher’s School; Dec. 7. Her husband is Bruce E. Williams Ed’57 and one of her sons is Gregory E. Williams W’83.


Wyatt N. Elder WG’58, Bend, Ore., a retired partner in an Atlanta printing company; June 3, 2010.

James A. Hope WG’58, Marlborough, Mass., March 23. He had worked in information systems for Honeywell Corp. and Ryerson Steel.

Dr. Peter A. Keblish Jr. C’58, Allentown, Pa., a retired orthopaedic surgeon and former chief of orthopaedics at Lehigh Valley Hospital; Jan. 25. During the Vietnam War, he served with the US Army and was awarded a Bronze Star.

Steven M. Schor W’58, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 26.


 Br. Hugh N. Albright Gr’59, Philadelphia, a retired professor of mathematics, who had served as dean of arts and sciences at La Salle University; Feb. 24.

Dr. Edward C. Loughlin M’59, Atlanta, a retired orthopaedic surgeon; March 19.



Dr. Frederick C. Norcross C’60, Gastonia, N.C., a retired pediatrician; March 18. At Penn he was captain of the men’s swim team and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He had served as a Navy flight surgeon.

Clarence W. Prevost C’60,
Coral Gables, Fla., a retired pilot for Northwest Airlines; Dec. 23. After serving as a lieutenant in the US Navy, where he flew with the Hurricane Hunters squadron, he was a Northwest Air pilot for 25 years. Retiring in 1993, he began a second career as an instructor with flight simulators; his persistent suspicion of a flight student in Aug. 2001 led to the conviction of Zacarias Moussaoui; the Airline Pilots Association and the US State Department recognized Clancy for his heroism.


Dr. Allen Findley D’61 GD’62, Newport News, Va., a retired orthodontist who had maintained a practice there for many years; March 28. At Penn he was president of his Class.

Robert N. Hopkins GEd’61,
Milton, Del., a retired chemist who had founded Nielsen Inc., a firm that made furniture-slipcover designs; July 29, 2009.


Carroll A. Phillips Jr. C’62, Kingston, Pa., a retired chemist with Richhold Chemicals; March 8. He was a captain in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Merchant Marine, with 35 years of service.


Dr. Lawrence C. Foard G’63, Westfield, Mass., Jan. 7.

Richard A. Line WG’63,
Lady Lake, Fla., retired vice president of tax accounting at Aetna Life and Casualty Co. in Hartford, Conn.; Sept. 5, 2009.


Dr. Mary E. Granade Hammond CW’64, Pittsboro, N.C., a retired gynecologist and former director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of North Carolina; March 9.


Dr. William H. Shapiro GM’65, Rutherfordton, N.C., a retired cardiologist at Rutherford Hospital; May 20, 2010.


Frank M. Drigotas Jr. WG’66, Kennebunk, Maine, a retired banker; Jan. 3.

Mary Lou Brennan Cole W’68,
Baltimore, Dec. 4.

Alan R. Decker ME’68,
Allenwood, N.J., supervisor of the Codes and Standards division of the state Department of Community Affairs; June 15, 2010. At Penn he was a member of the football team. During the Vietnam War he was an aerial-image interpreter with the US Army, then he served in the National Reserves.

Donald P. Somers WG’68,
Ogunquit, Maine, a retired analyst at the New York Stock Exchange, who specialized in in member-firms regulation; Feb. 28.


Sandra P. Goldberg Beadle CW’69, West Chester, Pa., July 30, 2010. A prominent knitting instructor, she had co-founded the Main Line Knitting Guild.

P. Roger Byer WG’69,
Gillette, N.J., a retired managing director at Mentmore Holdings in Manhattan; March 10.



Karen M. Tolosky Bingel NTS’70, Plattsburgh, N.Y., retired head nurse at SUNY Plattsburgh Health Center; March 18.


Dr. Stanley S. Gutin Gr’71, Pittston, Pa., a retired professor of English at Wilkes University; Feb. 28.


Norman F. Krecke GAr’72, Philadelphia, an art teacher and a former assistant professor of architecture at Temple University; Feb. 13.

Dr. Harry G. Light GM’72,
Bethlehem, Pa., a retired surgeon who had maintained a practice there for many years; Feb. 13.

Dr. Brian J. Silverlieb V’72,
Newtown, Conn., head of the Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals; Feb. 24.


Dr. Brian Safer Gr’73, Adelphi, Md., retired senior researcher on protein synthesis at the NIH; Feb. 6. He had served as acting chief of the molecular-hematology branch of the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood.


James H. Brothers IV C’74, Midlothian, Va., an archaeologist who had specialized in iron; Jan. 24. As a student at Penn, he organized the Historical Archaeology Club and excavated in Philadelphia. He served in the US Army Field Artillery for more than two decades, both on active duty and in the Reserve, retiring with the rank of major.


Karen Werner House MT’76, Chapel Hill, N.C., former clinical investigation leader for asthma medications at Glaxo-SmithKline; Jan. 24.

Leslie A. Horne Lindner NTS’76,
Parkesburg, Pa., March 6.

Katherine A. O’Neill C’76,
Cape May, N.J., Nov. 22. After serving as a stewardess for Delta Airlines for several years, she worked on excavation sites in Lewes, Del., Philadelphia, and the UK.


Warren F. Ost W’77, Latham, N.Y., plant manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives Co.; March 11.


Ethel Ketter Hewell W’78, Dallas, a certified public accountant who had worked for Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers; Feb. 6.



Henriette C. Frey WEv’80, Blue Bell, Pa., an accountant and president of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; March 29.


Dr. S. David Scott Jr. GM’81, Erdenheim, Pa., a pulmonologist; Feb. 2.

Gerard P. Shotzbarger L’81,
Philadelphia, jury commissioner for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; Feb. 26.


Diane Orenberg Fernandez C’84,
Richboro, Pa., Jan. 13.

Vincent C. Lesch ME’84,
Colts Neck, N.J., an electrical engineer who had worked for a number of large telephone companies; Nov. 4.


Dr. Ricardo Eng M’87 GM’91, Moorestown, N.J., a radiologist at Kennedy Memorial Hospital; March 9.


Dr. Naomi R. Uri M’89, Minneapolis, a physician who worked for HealthPartners, the HMO; Feb. 19, 2008.



Joy M. Janice WG’90, Newtown Square, Pa., a management consultant with Tunnell Consulting; March 28.

Dr. Cheryl A. Welch-Muller V’90,
Mahwah, N.J., head of the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital; Feb. 23. She served on the local board of health.


Dr. Beverly Edwards WG’93, Philadelphia, executive director of learning and education in the human-resources department at the University; Feb. 18. At Penn she led an effort to redesign the course catalog and enrollment process to allow a single, web-based portal to enrollment.


Zohra Bentaouit GEd’94, Somerdale, N.J., a retired staff member in Penn’s Graduate School of Education; March 9. She joined Penn as a secretary in 1986 and then worked as a records assistant. She had also worked as an annotator for the Arabic Treebank project in the linguistics department before retiring in 2008.


Dr. Duncan E. Clarke Gr’96, Camden, S.C., March 13. He had worked in computer science and systems research.


Courtney F. Fine C’99, Los Angeles, March 8. An actress and musician, she had starred in the off-Broadway play Me2.



Michele L. Avila-Emerson GNu’05, Fresno, Calif., Feb. 23, 2010. She had trained staff in the neonatal and pediatric IC units at Patan Hospital in Nepal.


Faculty and Staff

Dr. Baruch Blumberg Hon’90, Philadelphia, a University Professor and Nobel laureate; April 5. He was best known for identifying the hepatitis B virus, a discovery that led to the first vaccine against hepatitis B, the first vaccine capable of preventing a human cancer. He co-won the 1976 Nobel Prize, for “discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases.” His book Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus, detailed the discovery. Known as “Barry,” he began at Penn as an associate professor of medicine in 1964, while being affiliated with the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Two years later he received a secondary Penn appointment as an associate professor in genetics; he was made full professor in 1970 and held another secondary appointment as a professor of anthropology. Dr. Blumberg was given the distinction of University Professor of Medicine and Anthropology in 1977. In 1989 he returned to the University of Oxford (where he had earned his doctorate) as Master of Balliol College. He also taught at Stanford University. He was founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, where he held the title “distinguished scientist.” He was elected president of the American Philosophical Society in 2005, and held that position at his death. Still active in research, Dr. Blumberg died after giving the keynote speech at a meeting at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. During World War II he served as a deck officer and then a commanding officer in the US Navy, while simultaneously pursuing a physics degree at Union College.

Dr. F. William Bora Jr.,
Gladwyne, Pa., emeritus professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine; Feb. 23. He began teaching at Penn as an instructor in 1962 and remained on the faculty until retiring in 1997. He also served as chief of hand surgery at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and maintained an orthopaedic practice in Yeadon. He is credited with performing the second hand-reattachment surgery in US history in 1965. He wrote The Pediatric Upper Extremity: Diagnosis and Management and was editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery in the early 1990s. He served as a flight surgeon with the US Air Force in Korea and Japan, 1955-57. His wife is Ann Gallagher Bora CW’62; their daughters are Tamara Maria Bora CGS’90 and Fiona C. Bora W’02, and two of their sons are Frank W. Bora C’91 and Dr. Brian P. R. L. Bora C’94.

Dr. Beverly Edwards.
See Class of 1993.

Robert N. Hopkins.
See Class of 1961.

Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen.
See Class of 1943.

Gordon V. Moyer.
See Class of 1942.

Dr. Andrew M. Nemeth,
Wynnewood, Pa., emeritus professor of anatomy and a former lecturer in psychiatry; Feb. 7. He joined Penn’s old anatomy department (now cell and developmental biology) in 1956 and retired in 1996. While pursuing research on enzyme formation in the late fetal and newborn periods, he taught histology and gross anatomy to first-year medical students. He also maintained a private practice in psychiatry for many years, and in 1985, briefly joined the clinical-practice group of Penn’s psychiatry department.

Dr. Philip C. Sagi,
Strafford, Pa., emeritus professor of sociology; Feb. 17. He taught demography and social statistics at Penn from 1961 until 1988. He co-wrote Family Growth in Metropolitan America (1961) and The Third Child (1963). In 1967 he was asked to testify in a federal civil-rights lawsuit in Bullock County, Ala.; using demographics, he detailed the over-representation of white voters and the underrepresentation of African Americans in the county. Dr. Sagi served as a consultant to the social-science division of the National Science Foundation and was a board member of the American Statistical Association. During World War II he was a machine gunner in B-24 bombers with the US Army Air Force, and flew 35 missions over Europe.

Dr. William A. Shaver.
See Class of 1946.

Dr. Lawrence R. Sipe,
Philadelphia, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and chair of its program in Language and Literacy in Education; March 11. He joined the faculty at Penn in 1996 as an assistant professor and became professor in 2009. He specialized in how children engage with literature, including their response to picture books in the classroom. He received the 1998 Salzburg Seminar Presidential Fellowship of the University of Pennsylvania, the 2001 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference, and Penn’s 2007 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2005 he received the GSE’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2008 his book Storytime: Young Children’s Literary Understanding in the Classroom won the Edward B. Fry Book Award for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Research and Practice from the National Reading Conference. He was also North American editor-in-chief of the journal Children’s Literature in Education. Dr. Sipe was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1989.

Dr. Leo Steinberg,
New York, the Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus of the History of Art; March 13. He was appointed to the chair in 1975 and held it until retiring in 1991. He published widely in the areas of Renaissance, Baroque, and 20th-century art, often challenging traditional interpretations and orthodoxies. In 1983 he became the first art historian to receive an award for literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Dr. Steinberg wrote Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art (1972), The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion (1983), Encounters with Rauschenberg (2000), and Leonardo’s Incessant Last Supper (2001), among other works.

Dr. Patrick B. Storey,
Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of medicine; Feb. 17. He was appointed medical director of Graduate Hospital and professor of community medicine at the School of Medicine in 1972, and professor of medicine in 1977 when his primary department changed. He was appointed emeritus in 1989. A member of the Provost’s Council on International Programs, he was appointed associate dean for international medical programs in 1989. In 2000 Dr. Storey was honored with the Community Leadership Award by Philadelphia Health Services for his pioneering efforts in making community healthcare accessible for thousands of families. One of his children is Catherine S. Buddemeyer CW’75 Nu’80 GNu’82.

Dr. Henry Teune,
Philadelphia, professor of political science; April 12. His 50-year tenure at Penn began in 1961, when he joined the faculty; he was promoted to professor in 1972 and chaired the department from 1975 to 1979. His research and teaching focused on technology, cross-national comparisons of cities, and the global and local dimensions of democratic values and practice. He served as vice-dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1967-69. Dr. Teune was a member of the editorial boards of Comparative Political Studies and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.


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Dr. Phyllis C. Kaniss CW’72, Philadelphia, executive director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, former assistant dean at the Annenberg School for Communication, and creator and director of the Student Voices Project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Dec. 17. She was the author of The Media and the Mayor’s Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting (1995) and Making Local News (1991), as well as many articles for newspapers and magazines.

Phyllis and the Gazette went back a long way. The first piece she wrote for the magazine was a student column in May 1971, and the last was a thoughtful and deeply felt review of a book by an alumnus about caring for elderly parents in 2009. Her student columns sometimes had a note of elegy, though they were also funny and wry and full of life. She wrote about the passing of the Dirty Drug at 34th and Walnut streets, and when the Gazette celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, she read part of it aloud to an appreciative audience.

When she came to the Annenberg School in 1986 (after teaching in the regional-science and urban-studies departments), Kaniss soon cornered the scholarly market on local news media. Her work in that arena also led to a fine feature that she wrote for the Sep|Oct 1999 issue about a program she had designed that got Philadelphia high-school students involved in the 1999 Mayor’s race, using the Internet and bringing candidates and local news media into the classrooms. That program evolved into the Student Voices Project.

“Student Voices was a hell of a program, because Phyllis was one hell of an individual,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the APPC and former dean of the ASC, at a memorial service celebrating Kaniss’s life. “She came into my office one day with a really simple idea: she was going to bring mayoral candidates into classrooms, bring the media in to cover them, answering questions from students, and as a result create citizens. And out of that she created Student Voices …

“Phyllis Kaniss created moments in the lives of students and reporters and candidates and scholars and her friends and her family that made a difference in who they are and what they will do with the rest of their lives,” Jamieson added. “And that is an astonishing legacy, for which we all ought to be profoundly grateful.”

“So many of the friends and neighbors who joined us at Penn for the Celebration of Life event were astonished to hear about Phyllis’s vast accomplishments as a scholar,” noted her friend and colleague Amy Jordan ASC’86 Gr’90, director of the APPC’s media and the developing child sector, who organized the event. “Phyllis loved connecting people with one another. And she delighted in talking about and promoting the works of friends and colleagues. Of her own work, she was never boastful. Phyllis’s humility gave her a grace that made people comfortable and confident.”


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