1932 | Dr. Clement C. Alpert C’32 D’34, Chevy Chase, Md., a retired dentist; Aug. 18. His alumni family includes Brian M. Madden C’71, Dr. Judith L. Madden CW’71 GrEd’06, Jonathan B. Alpert C’88, Michael R. Madden C’98, David J. Madden C’01, Jill L. Sorcher C’15, and Leah K. Sorcher C’18.
1939 | Morton Schindel W’39, Weston, Conn., retired founder of Weston Woods Studios, which adapted children’s books to animated films; Aug. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
1941 | John M. Holton Jr. L’41, New London, N.H., a retired attorney; Aug. 8, at 100. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Richard T. James Jr. C’41 M’43 GM’48, Davidson, N.C., retired chief of internal medicine in Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte; Aug. 8. During World War II, he served as a flight surgeon in the US Army Air Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
1943 | Conrad B. Bare ChE’43, Lancaster, Pa., a retired researcher for Bethlehem Steel; Aug. 1. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
H. Paxson Gifford C’43 , Mt. Dora, Fla., a retired manager with the Consolidated Refining Co.; June 21. During World War II, he was a naval flight instructor. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, the Sphinx Senior Society, the football team, and was captain of the men’s track team. One son is Benjamin G. Gifford W’70.
Edwin Wilson W’43, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a retired jeweler; June 27. He had worked for his family’s jewelry business in Syracuse, N.Y. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and the track team.
1944 | Elizabeth M. Adamitis OT’44, Decatur, Ga., a retired occupational therapist in VA hospitals; July 17.
Roberta J. Dodd CW’44, Bloomsbury, N.J., a retired administrator for the old Pacific Bell; May 12.
Lois Keiter HUP’44, Mt. Gretna, Pa., a retired school nurse; Aug. 17.
Edward Keng-Oi Eu W’44, Honolulu, retired owner of auto dealerships; March 11. His wife is Pik Kit Ma Eu WG’46 and one grandson is Tze Ghean U C’07.
Isabella Stewart Schulze DH’44, Beach Haven, N.J., a retired dental hygienist; June 13. Her husband is Eugene F. Schulze W’50.
Dr. Oscar R. Weiner C’44, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired psychiatrist who maintained a practice for over 60 years; June 29. He was a founding member of the Family Institute of Philadelphia. His daughter is Marcia E. Weiner CW’75 and one son is Mark E. Weiner C’74.
1945 | Dr. Joseph M. Lebeda C’45 V’47, Madison, Ohio, a retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice in West Caldwell, N.J. for many years; Aug. 20.
Dr. Bertram Levinstone M’45, Basking Ridge, N.J., a retired professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Feb. 6, 2015.
Dr. S. Clay Williams Jr. M’45 GM’49, Winston Salem, N.C., a retired physician; Oct. 20, 2015.
1946 | Sylvia Ettinger HUP’46, Mesa, Ariz., a retired school nurse in Lehigh County, Pa.; June 18.
Solomon L. Steingard C’46, Sarasota, Fla., a retired head of information technology for Cigna Corp.; June 29. He later worked in Paris as director of information technology for Apple Computers Europe. His wife is Phyllis Lenow Steingard GEd’67 GrEd’99 and his son is Dr. Ronald J. Steingard C’73.
Mary Williams HUP’46, Winston Salem, N.C., Oct. 13, 2015.
1947 | Mildred Radin Adelman DH’47, Hillsborough, Calif., July 22.
Dr. Edward B. Allen D’47, Stamford, Conn., a retired dentist who maintained a practice there for over 60 years; July 18. During the Korean War, he served as a dentist with the US Navy. Starting at Penn Dental at the age of 17, he was the youngest member, and one of only two African Americans, of his class.
Sidney J. Apfelbaum L’47, Sunbury, Pa., a retired attorney who ran a practice with his sons; Aug. 25.
Marian Eisenberg Beratan Ed’47, Potomac, Md., a retired librarian at the National Library of Medicine; April 19.
Dr. Samuel L. Gordon GM’47, Lantana, Fla., a retired otorhinolaryngologist; June 28. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. One son is Samuel L. Gordon Jr. WG’66.
Margaret McCleary Keeler CW’47, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired director of research for the Springhouse Group; July 8. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Nelle H. Pierson DH’47, Birmingham, Ala., a retired dental hygienist; July 3.
JoAnn K. Wilkins DH’47, Knoxville, Tenn., a retired dental hygienist; July 6.
Lavina Williams HUP’47, Jim Thorpe, Pa., a retired maternity nurse; Jan. 27.
1948 | Helen J. Brady HUP’48, Annapolis, Md., a retired nurse; Aug. 16.
Dr. Joan Louise Caddell CW’48 M’53, Hilton Head Island, S.C., a retired pediatric cardiologist; July 2. She had specialized in sudden infant-death syndrome. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Dr. John F. Harris Jr. C’48 Gr’53, Hockessin, Del., a retired research chemist at the DuPont Co.; June 22. After retiring in 1985, he became a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum and co-wrote Understanding Maya Inscriptions: A Hieroglyph Handbook (1992). During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His wife is Jacqueline Scott Harris Mu’49.
Dr. Michael C. Niekrash D’48, West Hartford, Conn., a retired dentist who maintained a practice there for over 50 years; June 27. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Harry R. Philippi D’48, Chatham, N.J., a retired dentist; July 22.
1949 | Lawrence Berger W’49, Cincinnati, an emeritus professor of law at the University of Nebraska; May 22. During the Korean War, he served in the US Coast Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Dr. Allan K. Briney GM’49, San Ysidro, Calif., a retired radiologist; June 15, 2015.
Eugene M. Friedman W’49, Gwynedd, Pa., retired founding president of Sleep Sauna Inc.; July 5.
Ernest S. Kachline G’49, West Columbia, S.C., July 21. He had worked for Towers Perrin for many years.
Charles L. Rue Jr. W’49, Naples, Fla., a retired insurance broker in New Jersey; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of the wrestling and lightweight rowing teams, as well as Kappa Alpha Society. During the Korean War, he served in the US Marines.
1950 | Mary Jean Bitner HUP’50, Sellersville, Pa., a retired pediatric nurse; Dec. 29.
Mark I. Cohen C’50, Southampton, Mass., a retired assistant general counsel at Stanhome, Inc.; July 14. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Kraina Shamof Ghen CW’50, Chalfont, Pa., Aug. 9.
Paul L. Jaffe L’50, Philadelphia, a retired senior counsel with law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP who had specialized in corporate and real-estate matters; July 22. He also served as a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge and was a vice chair of the Philadelphia Parking Authority in the 1990s. His wife is Susan Oppenheim Jaffe CW’64, his brother is Herbert J. Jaffe L’58, and one son is Richard A. Jaffe C’81.
Mildred F. Laird HUP’50, Virginia Beach, a retired nurse at Chesapeake General Hospital; Aug. 30, 2015.
W. Carter Merbreier CCC’50, Audubon, Pa., a former Philadelphia television personality who created and co-hosted the long-running children’s show Captain Noah and His Magical Ark; Aug. 9.
James G. Stofer W’50, Pensacola, Fla., a retired corporate officer at Johnson & Johnson; Aug. 27. During World War II, he served in the US Navy, earning a Purple Heart.
Charles J. Welch III C’50, Morrisville, Pa., a retired executive with Scott Paper Company; July 18. At Penn, he was a member of the football team and men’s track team.
J. Harry Wintemberg ME’50, Ormond Beach, Fla., a retired engineer with Ingersoll Rand; May 22. During World War II, he served in the US Army, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
1951 | Dr. David L. Bickelhaupt W’51 Gr’59, Longwood, Fla., an emeritus professor of insurance at Ohio State University; May 8.
John E. Carney CE’51 GCE’56, West Grove, Pa., a retired chief engineer with Catalytic Inc.; June 4. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Edward A. Hoffner ME’51, South Orange, N.J., a retired plant manager with S. Gumpert Co.; Aug. 2. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. His wife is Dorothea H. Hoffner CW’49.
Walter H. Kessler W’51, Tampa, Fla., retired president of Weil-Maas, Inc.; Aug. 7. He also owned the Viola Todd clothing store. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon fraternity. His sister is Roslyn K. Wittcoff CW’56.
Louis Paul W’51, North Chesterfield, Va., retired co-owner of a linen-rental service; July 9.
Hon. Norma Levy Shapiro L’51, Penn Valley, Pa., a senior judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; July 22. Nominated in 1978, she was the first woman judge in that court. In 1973, she was the first woman partner in the Philadelphia law firm Dechert LLP and the first chairwoman of the Philadelphia Bar. She had taught at Penn. Her brother is Robert J. Levy L’57 and one son is Dr. Aaron Lee Shapiro M’87.
1952 | John P. Chandler L’52, Laconia, N.H., a retired attorney; July 11.
Dr. Norman S. Cohn C’52, Pittsburgh, an emeritus professor of environmental and plant biology and dean of the graduate college at Ohio University; June 29. One son is Nicholas D. Cohn G’85.
Fran Fox G’52, Haverford, Pa., an emeritus professor of history at West Chester University; Aug. 2.
Robert H. Frey W’52, Tampa, Fla., March 17, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Dr. Edwin C. Horne D’52, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired dentist and oral surgeon; June 18. His son is Edwin Christian Horne C’85.
Elizabeth B. Levinson Ed’52, Rockland, Del., Aug. 15. She was a long-serving guide at the Winterthur Museum. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Donald H. Murray W’52, Lancaster, Pa., a retired insurance underwriter; Nov. 26, 2015. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.
Dr. David T. Rowlands C’52 M’55, Tampa, Fla., a former professor and chair of pathology at Penn; Aug. 5. He joined Penn’s faculty as a professor in 1970. In 1982, he left for the University of South Florida and later taught at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. As a student at Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team.
Charles E. Whinna WEv’52, Hillsborough, N.C., May 27. He had worked for General Electric.
1953 | George L. Bernstein W’53 L’56, Jenkintown, Pa., retired CEO of the Philadelphia accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath; Aug. 21.
Ethel Beard Burnstein OT’53 GEd’57, Scottsdale, Ariz., a retired occupational therapist in Philadelphia; Aug. 2.
Dr. Theodore Rodman M’53, Lafayette Hill, Pa., an emeritus professor of medicine at Temple University who was a former chair of the pulmonary-disease section in its medical school; July 11. He was also director of its respiratory ICU and the pulmonary-function laboratory. Retiring in 1985, he maintained a private practice in Philadelphia until 1999. His alumni family includes Dr. David M. Rodman M’80, Kevin L. Rodman G’83, Mitchell S. Rodman M’84, and Gary H. Rodman C’10.
1954 | Mary Woodring Dagit DH’54, Somers Point, N.J., a retired dental hygienist; July 29. Her husband is Leonard H. Dagit Ar’60.
Charles M. Herman W’54, Kansas City, Mo., a retired risk-management consultant; July 2. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Dr. Richard L. McClelland D’54, Charlotte, N.C., a retired dentist who maintained a practice in Princeton, N.J., for 30 years; July 28.
Dr. Charles Robert Propst GM’54, Greenville, S.C., a retired professor of pediatrics at the University of South Carolina; May 20, 2015.
Dr. Albert B. Wolbach Jr. C’54, Lititz, Pa., a retired physician who maintained a practice in Ephrata for over 40 years; July 1.
1955 | Robert P. Adler W’55, Boca Raton, Fla., former chair and CEO of the Bic Corp., the famous maker of ballpoint pens, in Milford, Conn.; July 6. A trustee of the University (1972-77), he served on the Penn Alumni Council for many years. One daughter is Deborah Adler C’87, whose husband is Vadim Mzhen EAS’87.
Frank D. Chapot W’55, Branchburg, N.J., a six-time Olympian in equestrian; June 20. One of the world’s foremost athletes in the sport and the captain of the United States show-jumping team, he went to six straight Summer Olympics from 1956 to 1976, winning silver medals in 1960 and 1972. He went on to become a horse breeder, trainer, and equestrian coach, going to six more Olympics and coaching the US team to two gold medals. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Donald E. Freud WG’55, Alpharetta, Ga., a retired manager at IBM; June 28. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Dr. John W. Goppelt M’55, Haverford, Pa., a retired psychiatrist who maintained a practice in Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia for 55 years; Aug. 7.
Allen J. Staib W’55, Centerport, N.Y., former owner of his family’s firm DWS Printing Associates; June 8. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
1956 | Dr. Stanton P. Fischer M’56, Houston, a retired pulmonologist; Aug. 13.
Marshall F. Kenyon C’56, Darien, Conn., a retired owner of an import business; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s squash team and Delta Psi fraternity.
Dr. Robert G. Latoff D’56, Downingtown, Pa., a retired dentist who maintained his own practice for 40 years; Aug. 3. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. One son is Robert G. Latoff ChE’84.
Dr. Richard U. Mascera D’56, Verona, N.J., a retired dentist who maintained his own practice for nearly 50 years; July 22.
Dr. Donald W. Morgan C’56, Blackstock, S.C., an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of South Carolina; Aug. 5.
John H. Rhodes W’56, St. Albans Bay, Vt., a retired salesman with the old New England Telephone Co.; July 17.
1957 | Bruce O. Baker W’57, Tenafly, N.J., a former councilman who led the setting up of the 400-acre Tenafly Nature Center on the Hudson River; Aug. 9.
William M. Barnes L’57, Philadelphia, a retired partner at the law firm Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis; Aug. 11.
Noel I. Koeppel WG’57, New York, retired head of a car dealership; June 20.
Edward M. Medvene L’57, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired attorney; March 15. He argued cases for the ACLU and the NAACP. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. One son is Daniel P. Medvene C’91.
Dr. James F. Tucker Gr’57, Mechanicsville, Va., a retired senior vice president at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, the first African American to hold such a role; July 6.
1958 | Dr. Dale B. J. Randall Gr’58, Durham, N.C., an emeritus professor of English and theater studies at Duke University; July 24. His wife is Phyliss Link Randall G’55.
Dr. William B. Shugars III D’58, Pottsville, Pa., a retired dentist; June 23.
1959 | Dorothy Kentner Anderson CW’59, Camp Hill, Pa., a retired architect and interior designer; Feb. 28, 2015. Her husband is Dr. William M. Anderson III C’57.
Dr. Ernest A. Coleman Gr’59, Willow Street, Pa., a retired scientist with the DuPont Co.; March 17.
William V. Eisenberg L’59, Haddonfield, N.J., a retired attorney; Aug. 9. His wife is Roselyn J. Eisenberg Gr’65 and their daughter is Ruth Anne Eisenberg Robbins C’88.
Dr. Ralph S. Graber Gr’59, Allentown, Pa., an emeritus professor of English at Muhlenberg College, where he had taught for 36 years; July 3.
Col. John F. C. Kenney Jr. Gr’59, Alexandria, Va., retired director of tactical data systems and communications for the US Army; Feb. 17.
Dr. Leonard A. Kramar V’59, Ocala, Fla., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice there for 43 years; April 24.
Jack Topiol G’59, Ventnor City, N.J., retired professor of economics at the Community College of Philadelphia; Aug. 6. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Robert S. Wessells G’59, Harwich, Mass., a retired librarian; July 9.
1960 | Hans R. Hesse Ar’60, Abington, Pa., a retired architect; April 8. His wife is Janet Kriebel Hesse Nu’59 GNu’67.
Smith B. Horton WG’60, Dewey, Ariz., a retired international transportation specialist for the Ford Motor Co.; March 21.
1961 | Abner Byron Chapman III GAr’61, Marietta, Ga., a retired architect; July 11.
Dr. Haralambos N. Kritikos GrE’61, Philadelphia, an emeritus professor of electrical engineering at Penn; July 2. Specializing in electromagnetism, he spent his whole career at Penn, starting as an assistant instructor and eventually becoming professor, retiring in 1999. His wife is Susanne Kritikos CGS’68 SW’76 and their daughter is Melissa I. Kaiser C’96 EAS’95 WG’01.
Dr. Robert D. Mlkvy C’61 D’65, Palmerton, Pa., a dentist who maintained his own practice for 46 years; July 22. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army as a captain of the Dental Corps. At Penn, he was captain of the men’s basketball team, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage, and free-throw percentage in the 1959-60 and 1960-61 seasons. His 15.8 career scoring average ranks ninth all-time in Penn basketball history and was good enough to get him inducted into the Big Five Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He remained involved with basketball for most of his life, touring with the Harlem Globetrotters after college and commentating on high-school hoops on Lehigh Valley cable television.
John J. Poole WEv’61, Media, Pa., May 3. He worked for Arco until his retirement in 1985.
Nancy Glanding Scattergood FA’61, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., May 26. Her husband is Hudson B. Scattergood W’60 WG’67.
Dr. Lillian G. Szklarczyk Gr’61, Denville, N.J., an emeritus professor of French at Montclair State University, where she had taught for 48 years; July 4.
1962 | Eugene S. O’Neill SW’62, Philadelphia, a retired social worker; March 17.
1963 | Dr. Stephen Kalstein C’63, Philadelphia, a retired ophthalmologist; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His wife is Michele Saland GGS’94 and one son is David M. Kalstein C’99.
Richard A. Kaplan W’63, Providence, R.I., retired managing partner of a CPA firm; June 16. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the wrestling team.
Dr. Harry J. Klapper D’63, Silver Spring, Md., a retired dentist who maintained a practice there for 50 years; Aug. 6.
1964 | Dr. Otis G. Beck GD’64, Tallahassee, Fla., a retired orthodontist; April 1.
Dr. William B. Garfinkle M’64, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired radiologist; Nov. 9, 2015.
Francisco Xavier Gonzalez WG’64, San Juan, P.R., retired president of an insurance company; Jan. 24. His daughter is Sila M. Gonzalez Calderon W’87.
Janice A. Krusen GEd’64, East Orleans, Mass., a retired teacher; June 28.
Roslyn Popick Pinkus CW’64, Los Angeles, July 27. Her alumni family includes Frank H. Pinkus WG’61, Walter J. Popick C’63, Lynn P. Lewis C’94, and Amy M. Pinkus C’17. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s tennis team.
1965 | Thomas H. Foster WG’65, Williamsburg, Va., a retired sales and marketing executive; June 29.
Henry H. Rossbacher W’65, Los Angeles, an attorney; June 8, 2015.
1967 | John H. Phillips WG’67, London, June 23.
Daniel H. Schechner C’67 ASC’70, Virginia Beach, Jan. 30. His brother is Dr. Stephen A. Schechner C’66.
1968 | James A. Pappas W’68, Palm Beach, Fla., a prominent real-estate developer who co-ran the family business, Pappas Enterprises; Aug. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the men’s ice-hockey team. His brother is T. Peter Pappas W’70 and one daughter is Katherine A. Pappas C’00.
Eccles V. Pridgen Jr. WG’68, Washington, a retired supply technician for the VA Medical Center; July 7.
1969 | Earl A. Corriveau WG’69, Litchfield, N.H., a retired vice president of finance for an insurance firm; Aug. 6.
Dr. Thomas K. Grove C’69 V’82, Hendersonville, N.C., a retired veterinarian and dentist; July 5. He maintained two practices in Vero Beach, Fla., one specializing in dentistry for animals and another in periodontics for humans. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Gregory Pechukas L’69, New Orleans, a retired staff director for the Louisiana Supreme Court; July 21.
1970 | Philip J. Burguieres WG’70, Houston, retired CEO of several energy companies, including Weatherford International; June 30. He later became a limited partner and vice chair of the Houston Texans, helping to launch the NFL franchise in 2002. He also spoke out about mental-health issues and was profiled in PBS’s Faces of Depression. His daughter is Emily Burguieres Dalicandro C’95.
Patricia S. Cockram GEd’70, Fayetteville, Ark., a retired reading specialist; July 7.
Dr. Steven R. Dzubow WG’70 Gr’72, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., president of Alliance Development Group, which helps technology companies develop in China; June 27. One brother is Dr. Leonard M. Dzubow C’71 M’75.
John H. Longaker Jr. Gr’70, Selinsgrove, Pa., emeritus professor of history at Susquehanna University; Aug. 10.
Jay L. Margolis Jr. C’70 GEd’72, Charleston, W.Va., a financial adviser with Wells Fargo; Aug. 13.
1971 | Gail Davis Greenway GEd’71, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a retired teacher and coach in the Philadelphia School District; May 11.
Dr. Miriam H. Labbok CW’71, Pittsboro, N.C., a retired professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina; Aug. 13. She was an expert on breastfeeding and maternal and child health, particularly in the developing world.
Dr. Marcia L. Leek GEd’71, Turnersville, N.J., a retired assistant superintendent of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District; July 12.
Dr. Albert J. Millis Gr’71, Schenectady, N.Y., a professor of biological sciences and scientific director of life sciences at SUNY Albany; April 20. He specialized in cancer research. One daughter is Bryanna Millis C’96.
Dr. John Bradford Senden C’71, Indianapolis, head of a consultancy for school-tax campaigns; July 4. He also ran as the Democratic candidate for mayor of Indianapolis in 1987. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
Eileen R. Wolpert CGS’71 G’73, New York, July 14.
1972 | Charles Creutz Gr’72, Lambertville, Mich., emeritus professor of biological sciences at the University of Toledo; July 28.
Peter G. Delany W’72, Charlottesville, Va., head of his family’s firm, which made flush valves; July 21. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer and lacrosse teams.
Stephen E. Smith WG’72, West Linn, Ore., a tax partner at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP; July 15. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army. His wife is Diane C. Smith GEd’71.
1974 | Jay S. Fishman W’74 WG’74, Englewood, N.J., chair and former CEO of The Travelers Companies, who also served as a trustee of the University since 2005; Aug. 19. A member of the executive committee of the Trustees, he was a past chair of the audit and compliance committee and a past member of the development and the budget and finance committees. He endowed the Fishman Family President’s Distinguished Professorship and established the Fishman Vet Endowed Scholarship for veterinary students, the Shirley and Edward Fishman Memorial Fund (which provides financial support for outstanding Wharton undergraduates), and the Rodin-Fishman Summer Research Internship program (which provides summer internships for College students). Jay Fishman was an overseer of the School of Veterinary Medicine and a former overseer of the Graduate School of Education. In his final years, his public battle with ALS raised millions of dollars, which included providing comprehensive at-home respiratory care for adult Penn Medicine patients. His sons are Jordan E. Fishman C’03 and Scott M. Fishman C’06 WG’12.
Dr. Arun K. Jain Gr’74, Williamsville, N.Y., a professor of marketing research at the University of Buffalo; March 3.
Michael H. Selter L’74, Bethesda, Md., an attorney; March 20.
Dr. Ahmed H. Zewail Gr’74 Hon’97, San Marino, Calif., a longtime professor at the California Institute of Technology, who was the sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales; Aug. 2. In 2009, he was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and was named the first US science envoy to the Middle East later. In 2011, he received the Priestley Medal (American Chemical Society) and the Davy Medal (the Royal Society of London).
1975 | Dr. Glenn D. Horowitz C’75, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a general surgeon; Aug. 11.
Dr. Sharon C. Snyder G’75, Metuchen, N.J., a professor of English at Kean University; March 11.
1976 | Dr. Wilma L. Heston Gr’76, Philadelphia, June 1. Her son is Alex W. Heston ME’80 GME’83.
1979 | Gerald Paul McAlinn L’79, Durham, N.C., a professor of law at Keio University in Tokyo; May 2.
1980 | Joann P. Verdi GEd’80, Haddonfield, N.J., Aug. 16. She had opened a restaurant, a clothing boutique, and a house-flipping company. Her daughter is Catherine R. Verdi C’98.
1981 | Dominic F. Manno C’81, Philadelphia, Aug. 4.
1984 | Edward C. Morgan GEd’84, Yardley, Pa., a retired middle-school teacher; July 13.
1985 | Karen D. Furlong WEv’85, Philadelphia, June 28.
1987 | John A. Tobin W’87 L’92, Philadelphia, president of Astea International Inc., a software firm; July 6.
1991 | Dr. Sandra Jean Fargher V’91, Cochranville, Pa., a veterinarian; July 10.
1995 | Theodore James Demas WG’95, Denver, founder of an investment-management firm; June 19.
1996 | Dr. Raymond Felgar GM’96, Pittsburgh, professor of pathology at the University of Pittsburgh; April 18.
2006 | Alexander M. Brodsky C’06, Philadelphia, a former attorney at Drinker Biddle & Reath; July 18.
2007 | Michael P. Donatucci C’07, Philadelphia, the chief investment officer of the city’s Board of Pensions; July 15.
2009 | Alex Livingston C’09, Mill Valley, Calif., a managing partner with Redwood Management Partners; June 18. His father is John Tucker Livingston C’75 and his mother is Susan Timares Livingston CW’75.
2014 | Qi He C’14 W’14 GEng’17, Philadelphia, June.
2016 | Charles R. Howard W’16, Miami, Aug. 7.
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Dr. Norman Adler, Jerusalem, a former professor of psychology and former associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Sept. 11. He came to Penn as an assistant professor in 1968, became an associate professor in 1971, and a professor in 1976. Leaving Penn in 1993, he served as dean of Yeshiva College in New York from 1995 to 2004. His daughter is Tanya Aviv Stein C’93 and his sons are Zachary A. Bressler EE’95 and Ari C. Adler W’95.
Dr. Richard R. Beeman, Moylan, Pa., the John Welsh Centennial Professor Emeritus of History; Sept. 5. A member of Penn’s faculty for 43 years, he had served as chair of the history department and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A historian of the American Revolutionary era and the US Constitution, his books includeThe Old Dominion and the New Nation, 1788-1801 (1972), Patrick Henry: A Biography (1974),Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity (1987), The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America (2004), Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (2010), and Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor: Americans Choose Independence (2013). As a lecturer, Rick Beeman strove to bring the Revolutionary era to life, sometimes showing up to his class in 200 College Hall dressed as historical figures, such as Davy Crockett, and bringing along his treasured Bernese mountain dog, Chief Justice John Marshmallow. A trustee of the National Constitution Center, he made several national media appearances to promote the museum and explain the Constitution. The Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford (2003-4), he had also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. His children are Kristin B. Dunning C’89 and Joshua D. Beeman G’96 Gr’07.
Gregory A. DeTurck, Cherry Hill, N.J., a music instructor in the School of Arts & Sciences; July 5. A pianist, he came to Penn in 2011 as a lecturer in music, before leaving for Ithaca College in 2015. His father is Dennis M. DeTurck G’78 Gr’80, the Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Jay Fishman. See Class of 1974.
John J. Furth, Lansdowne, Pa., an emeritus professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine; July 6. He came to Penn in 1962 as a research associate, became an associate professor in 1968, and professor in 1980. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. His daughters are Karen J. Furth C’83 and Robin N. Furth C’87.
Dr. John F. Harris Jr. See Class of 1948.
Dr. G. Cameron Hurst III, Philadelphia, a professor of Asian history; June 30. He arrived as Penn in 1995 and became the first chair of the newly formed Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in 2005. He wrote Insei: Abdicated Sovereigns in the Politics of Late Heian Japan, 1086-1185 (1976).
Dr. Haralambos N. Kritikos. See Class of 1961.
Dr. Sohrab Rabii, Philadelphia, an emeritus professor of electrical and systems engineering; July 18. He joined the Penn faculty in 1969 as an assistant professor, became an associate professor in 1973, and was chair of the electrical-engineering department from 1977 to 1982. His research contributed to the condensed-matter theory of carbon-based materials. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1985, and escorted Penn students to Mali and Ghana, where they set up electrical-engineering laboratories. His daughters are Susian Miriam Zima C’91 L’94 and Elizabeth Rabii Cribbs W’93.
Dr. Robert C. Regan, Philadelphia, an emeritus professor of English; July 5. He joined the faculty at Penn in 1968 and spent 30 years here, serving twice as the undergraduate chair of the department. He wrote Unpromising Heroes: Mark Twain and His Characters (1966) and was editor of Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays (1967). In the Korean and Vietnam wars, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. David T. Rowlands. See Class of 1952 .
Dr. David W. H. Shale, East Bradford, Pa., an emeritus professor of mathematics; Jan. 7. He came to Penn in 1964 as an assistant professor and served as undergraduate chair (1986-89), before retiring in 2000. He specialized in functional analyses of the formation of the quantum theory. His son is Joshua W. S. Shale W’94.
Hon. Norma Levy Shapiro. See Class of 1951.
Dr. Ahmed H. Zewail . See Class of 1974.
Dr. Chester M. Zmijewski, Voorhees, N.J., an emeritus professor of pathology and laboratory medicine; Aug. 15. He came to Penn in 1975 as an associate professor and director of a full-service histocompatibility service. His work in transplant immunology advanced transplantation surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and he was promoted to professor in 1984. He retired in 1996, after leading efforts to computerize the HUP laboratories and serving as founding director of the immunology division and associate director of the William Pepper Laboratories at HUP. One son is Chris M. Zmijewski CGS’83.