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Mildred Weis Levitt DH’32,
Philadelphia, Nov. 14.
P. Richard Wexler D’32, San Diego, a retired dentist; Jan. 7.


Helene Berg Strauss Ed’33, Wyncote, Pa., Jan. 18.
Dr. Jay Tepperman C’33, Oakland, Calif., a retired research scientist at Syracuse University; Dec. 20. He co-wrote with his wife the textbook Metabolic and Endocrine Physiology. He served in the US Army during World War II.


Dr. Samuel Blank C’35 M’39 GM’40, West Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 15.


Michael J. Desiderio W’38, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 9.
Joseph J. Hitov ChE’38, Wayland, Mass., Nov. 27.


D. Britton Faunce C’39, Gladwyne, Pa., Jan. 10.
Dr. Dino E. P. McCurdy M’39 GM’42, Newport News, Va., emeritus professor of cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University and director of medicine at Methodist Hospital; Feb. 1. During World War II, he served as an army physician with the US Army in Europe.
Dr. William J. Zintl M’39 GM’46, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 27.
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Dr. John W. Hurst M’40 GM’42, Duncansville, Pa., Oct. 16. He was radiologist for the old Pennsylvania Railroad for many years.
Thomas B. Mitchell W’40, Solon, Ohio, Nov. 12. At Penn, he was a member of the crew team. He spent his career in finance in the construction industry. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Dr. Arthur I. Murphy Jr. C’40 M’43 GM’47, Wallingford, Pa., Jan. 10, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of the Friars Senior Society and the football and wrestling teams. His son is Donald C. Murphy C’76 and his grandson is Alexander I. Murphy W’16.
A. Dix Skillman L’40, Princeton, N.J., retired director of inheritance tax for Somerset County; Dec. 22. During World War II, he served in the US Coast Guard.
Boris F. Sokol W’40, Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 18. He worked in his family business, Ray’s department store. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the lacrosse team. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His son is Larry N. Sokol C’68.


Joseph D’Amico WEv’41, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 21.
Joseph N. Frankel Jr. W’41 Danville, Ky., Dec. 30.
William E. Lindenmuth L’41, Redding, Conn., retired vice president of the international division of Mobil Oil; Jan. 16. He served as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Arthur W. Moore W’41, Camarillo, Calif., an attorney; March 12, 2011. He had been a partner in the law firm of Taggart, Cox, Moore and Hays. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


Dr. Leonard Apt C’42, Los Angeles, emeritus professor of ophthalmology and emeritus head of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute; Feb. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the crew team.
Rev. John A. Bosman W’42, Houston, Dec. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the soccer team.
Wiles E. Converse W’42 WG’43, Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 29. He had worked for Bausch and Lomb for many years. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi fraternity.
Dr. Sheldon S. Farber C’42 V’44, Trevose, Pa., Jan. 26.
Philip D. LaFond ChE’42, Manchester, Conn., a retired engineer with Pratt & Whitney; Jan. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Warren W. Levy EE’42, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired electrical engineer; Feb. 22. His son is Jack Levy C’73 and his sister is Barbara Levy-Pomerantz Ed’47 GEd’48.
Joseph Straus Jr. W’42, Lafayette Hill, Pa., chair of the old Strouse, Greenberg & Co., real-estate management and development firm, which merged with Rubin & Co., where he stayed on as a strategic adviser, retiring in 1996; Jan. 12. He was an early developer of large, enclosed shopping malls on the East Coast. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His daughters are Nancy Straus Sundheim CW’73 and Joan Straus C’76 and his son is James A. Straus W’79.
Dr. John H. E. Woltz M’42 GM’46, Greensboro, N.C, Jan. 23.


Dr. Ted W. Chong C’43 M’46 GM’50, Moorestown, N.J., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who had maintained a practice for many years; Jan. 20. He served on the clinical faculty of Thomas Jefferson University and Cooper University Hospital. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His daughter is Sue Lin Chong CW’69 and his son is Glenn W. Chong C’74 WG’78.
Marion G. Hartman OT’43, Oshkosh, Wisc., former head of occupational therapy at Milwaukee County Hospital; Nov. 8.
Dr. Hector M. Nadal M’43 GM’50, San Juan, P.R., May 8, 2012.
Herman A. Schaefer W’43 L’48, Southampton, N.Y., former executive vice president for PepsiCo; Dec. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the tennis and squash teams. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific.
Dr. Seymour R. Shalek C’43, Boston, a retired radiologist who had maintained a practice in Brookline for many years; Sept. 5. He was on the staff of the Beth Israel Hospital for 45 years and later taught at Harvard University. During World War II, he served as a physician in the US Army. His son is James H. Shalek C’75, whose wife is Nancy Goldfarb Shalek CW’75.
C. Melvin Sonne Jr. W’43 G’47, Bedford, Pa., Nov.21.
Theodore K. Verhulst W’43, New Philadelphia, Ohio, a retired accountant; Feb. 2. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Burma and China.


Dr. John H. Doane Jr. M’44, Winston Salem, N.C., a retired physician; Jan. 10. He had practiced at Temple University Hospital and at Winston-Salem Health Care. His brother is Dr. Wilton A. Doane M’44 GM’51.
Leon Rosenbaum W’44, Livingston, N.J., retired head of a graphic-arts firm; Oct. 25, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


Harold J. Burton W’45, Ossining, N.Y., Aug. 1.


Dr. Erik Hemmingsen Gr’46, Kennett Square, Pa., professor of mathematics at Syracuse University from 1947 to 1987, chairing the department in the 1970s; Dec. 30. He worked for the US Navy during World War II. His son is Carl E. Hemmingsen C’73.
Dr. Theodore H. Kirrstetter C’46 D’48, Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 8.
Dr. C. Everett Koop GM’46 GrM’47 Hon’90, Hanover, N.H., Surgeon General of the United States from 1982 to 1989, who had earlier served as a professor of pediatrics at the University and the chief surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 1946 to 1981, where he established the nation’s first neonatal surgical intensive-care unit in 1956; Feb. 25. He was appointed professor of pediatric surgery in 1959, then professor of pediatrics in 1971. He first gained international recognition in 1957 by the separation of two pygopagus infants (conjoined at the pelvis) and then in 1974 by the separation of ischiopagus twins (conjoined at the spine and with their entire trunks merged); he was also the first surgeon to separate twins conjoined at the heart. As Surgeon General, Dr. Koop was a focus of controversy for his propounding a scientific policy on HIV-AIDS, to the fury of some social conservatives, and despite his own conservative religious views; he also approved the mailing of a brochure on HIV-AIDS to every American household. Although religiously opposed to abortion, he resisted pressure from the Reagan Administration to declare abortions psychologically harmful to women, as he did not regard it a public-health issue. He also led the move towards a smoke-free society, promoting smoking bans on airplanes, in restaurants, and at workplaces. He later served on the faculty of the Dartmouth University medical school and was senior scholar at its C. Everett Koop Institute. He wrote The Right to Live, The Right to Die (1976). Dr. Koop received the William E. Ladd Gold Medal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the French Medal of the Legion of Honor in 1980. He was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons in 1982 and the Royal Society of Medicine in 1997. In 1991, he received the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and in 1995, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dr. Koop was the last recipient of a rare degree of the University, the Doctor of Science in Medicine, which he received in 1947; the only other recipient was Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads GrM’40 Hon’60.


Dr. Merton H. Friedman G’47, Livingston, N.J., retired chief of psychology at the Veteran’s Adminstration hospital in East Orange; Jan. 28.
Dr. Louis H. Guernsey Sr. D’47 GD’56, Norristown, Pa., Dec. 6.
Lee M. Hale W’47, Westfield, N.J., retired assistant treasurer of Merck & Co.; Jan. 26. Treasurer of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, he helped the town win the Great American Main Street award. During World War II, he served with the US Army as a rifleman in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Purple Heart.
Dan M. McGill Gr’47, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., professor emeritus of insurance and risk management at the Wharton School; Feb. 5. He joined the faculty in 1952, was promoted to professor in 1956 and was named the Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Life Insurance in 1959; he retired in 1981. Dr. McGill was executive director of the
S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education from 1954 to 1974, chair of the Leonard Davis Institute and of the Graduate Group in Business and Applied Economics, and the first director of Wharton’s Pension Research Center. He wrote Fundamentals of Private Pensions.
S. Glen Paulsen Ar’47, Chelsea, Mich., a retired architect; Nov. 25. He taught at the University of Michigan for many years, and was a president of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Dr. Sterling B. Suddarth M’47, Portland, Ore., a retired pediatrician; Dec. 29. He had served in the US Navy.
Dr. James H. Tisdel M’47, Tucson, Ariz., Sept.29.


Stanley Averbach W’48, Warminster, Pa., Jan. 12.
Milton Bugay W’48 Mu’50 G’51, Ft. Washington, Pa., Dec. 31.
Benjamin T. Gulla W’48, Bradenton, Fla., May 18, 2011. At Penn, he was a member of the Friars Senior Society and the soccer and baseball teams.
Robert C. Holland W’48 G’49 Gr’59, Centreville, Va., a retired economist who had served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System; Jan. 3. He was a senior fellow at the Wharton School from 1990 to 2005.
Dr. John J. Mikuta C’48 M’48 GM’54 GM’49, Lumberton, N.J., the Franklin Payne Professor Emeritus of Gynecologic Oncology and former chair of gynecologic oncology at the University; Jan. 25. He was the inaugural recipient of the Penn Medicine Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He served in the US Army after his internship. His brother is Daniel L. Mikuta C’58.
Dr. George V. Newman D’48 GD’50, Livingston, N.J., Nov. 20.
Elizabeth M. Thomas OT’48, Medford, N.J., former chief of occupational therapy at the old Philadelphia General Hospital; Jan. 21.
John S. Trout ChE’48, Houston, Feb. 15. He had worked for Exxon.
Dr. Herman L. Wohl G’48 GrEd’61, Warminster, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011. His grandson is Eric S. Krangel C’96.


Nicholas J. Doto EE’49 GEE’61, Hatboro, Pa., Jan. 13.
Warren W. Cunningham Ar’49, Wyndmoor, Pa., a founding partner of the old Philadelphia architecture firm Geddes, Brecher, Qualls & Cunningham, Jan. 24. He designed the campus of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Futures Center at the Franklin Institute. During World War II, he served as a pilot with the US Navy in the Pacific.
Dr. Wolfgang Franzen Gr’49, Cambridge, Mass., professor emeritus of physics at Boston University; March 27, 2012.
Dr. George P. Glenn C’49, Millville, N.J., former chief of orthopedic surgery at Newcomb Medical Center and Millville Hospital; Jan. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dr. Art B. Martin GM’49, Ft. Smith, Ark., a physician and retired medical director of the Methodist Nursing Home; Jan. 27. He also had been chief of staff at Sparks Medical Center. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Richard H. Shahan C’49, Austin, Texas, Jan. 9.
Robert O. Simmons W’49, Warminster, Pa., Sept. 8.
Alan J. Swotes L’49, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired Philadelphia attorney who had specialized in commercial real estate; Jan. 26.
Kathryn Tighe Wersler GEd’49, Houston, Nov. 27.
Ned Wertimer W’49, Burbank, Calif., a prolific character actor who had played Ralph the Doorman on The Jeffersons; Jan. 8. He had also been a regular guest on the Shari Lewis Show. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

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Richard L. Black WG’50, Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., Dec. 21. A retired adviser to the governor of South Carolina;
William H. Brearley Jr. GME’50, Hixson, Tenn., Dec. 27.
Walter Elmer WEv’50, Ambler, Pa., Dec. 16.
Dr. Marjorie Williams Jensen M’50, Ballston Spa, N.Y., a retired pathologist at Ellis Hospital; Jan. 5.
John M. Mirkil W’50, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired commercial real-estate broker; Jan. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the men’s squash team. He served in the US Marines in World War II and with naval intelligence in the Korean War. His son is Jay R. Mirkil W’79.
Robert P. Reinhardt C’50, Saint Paul, Minn., Oct. 27.
Dr. Betty S. Sutherland M’50, Cincinnati, emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati; Oct. 22.


Audri Reed Bukeavich Nu’51, Morristown, Tenn., retired clinical instructor in public health nursing at the University; Dec. 9. During World War II, she served in the US Navy.
Ernest F. Dourlet WG’51, Tucson, Ariz., retired president of Day International in Dayton, Ohio; Sept. 24.
Clark R. Freas EE’51, Watertown, N.Y., a retired product engineer manager for Motorola; Jan. 16. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
John S. Kroupa WEv’51, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired manager for Progress Federal Bank; Jan. 19. During World War II, he served in the US Coast Guard.
John C. Smedley SW’51, Silver Spring, Md., a retired social worker; Dec. 9. He last worked for Children’s Village in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Anthony J. Tropea C’51 Philadelphia, Dec. 14.
Graham W. Watt WG’51, Alexandria, Va., Oct. 16.


John H. Adair Jr. W’52, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 12.
Burton P. Allen Jr. WG’52, Milaca, Minn., former head of the First National Bank of Milaca; April 4, 2012.
Robert T. Duddy GEd’52 Allentown, Pa., retired superintendent of recreation for the city of Reading; Feb. 2.
Frederic C. Ferguson W’52, Pittsburgh, Aug. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Henry Geitz C’52, Fitchburg, Wisc., retired professor of German literature at the University of Wisconsin; Oct. 27.
Dr. Elliott L. Mancall M’52, Lafayette Hill, Pa., emeritus professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University; Jan. 2. The founding chair of neurology at the Hahnemann University Hospital, he helped discover two major brain diseases: progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and central pontine myelinolysis. His wife is Dr. Jacqueline C. Mancall CW’53 and his grandson is Nicholas M. Mancall-Bitel C’14.
William A. Meredith W’52, Levittown, Pa., a retired life and health insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual; Dec. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. His sister is Janet T. Harvey CW’54.
Dr. John O. Perritt M’52 GM’54, Wilmington, N.C., a retired radiologist; Dec. 19.
Hon. Murray M. Schwartz W’52 L’55, Hockessin, Del., a retired US District Court judge; Jan. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. His 1978 order desegregated public schools in northern New Castle County.
Joanne Weaver Stroh Ed’52, Warminster, Pa., former principal of the Willow Hill Elementary School; Feb. 23. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Her husband is Rudolph W. Stroh Jr. WEv’58.


Bernard J. Buckley WEv’53, Springfield, Pa., March 21, 2012.
Dr. John G. Pontius M’53, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 31.
Daniel V. Scambia L’53, Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 18. He had worked at the old Naval Ship Parts Control Center in Mechanicsburg.
Elizabeth Robertson Smith OT’53, Moorestown, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012.


Barbara Asen Ed’54, Boca Raton, Fla., retired teacher of the Lower Merion school district; Nov. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and the women’s swimming and women’s lacrosse teams.
Leona Strike Baksi Nu’54, Woodlyn, Pa., a retired nurse; Jan. 3.
Richard L. Berberian W’54, Jupiter, Fla., Jan. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the men’s lacrosse team.
Dr. Ramsay S. Buchanan V’54, Coatesville, Pa., a veterinarian; Nov. 20, 2012.
David L. Handel W’54, Lawrence, N.Y., a retired accountant; Dec. 19. His brother is Joel M. Handel W’57.
Henry T. Inman Jr. C’54 G’57, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired advertising writer; Nov. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. His wife is Mary Lynch Inman CGS’70 GEd’81 and his sister is Joan Inman Cobb CW’50.
Oscar B. Latin G’54, Ormond Beach, Fla., March 26, 2011.
Edward W. Ryan W’54, Scarsdale, N.Y., the Ryan-Barcardi Professor Emeritus of Economics at Manhattanville College; Oct. 6.


Dr. Rosemary E. Althouse Ed’55, Rock Hill, S.C., retired professor of early childhood education at Winthrop University; Dec. 20. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Dr. John W. Higgins C’52 V’55, New York, Jan. 29.
Alan W. Margolis W’55 L’58, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., co-founder of the Margolis Edelstein law firm; Feb. 13. He had been vice president of the Delaware Valley Financial Corp. His son is Andrew S. Margolis C’84 L’87 and his daughter is J. L. Margolis-Bitensky GEd’91.
Dr. Ralph F. Minervino Jr. C’55 D’60, Landing, N.J., a retired dentist; Aug. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the baseball team.
Dr. Theodore Sall Gr’55, Old Tappan, N.J., Sept. 18.
Dr. Joseph F. Sherer Jr. GM’55, Vero Beach, Fla., former chief of urology and president of the board of at Worcester (Mass.) Memorial Hospital; June 20, 2012. He also was founding professor and chair of urology at the University of Massachusetts medical school.
Dr. Morton J. Weyler D’55 Woodbridge, Conn., a retired orthodontist; Jan. 5.


Bernard J. Conroy WG’56, Towson, Md., Nov. 5.
Rufus C. Cushman Jr. W’56, Marblehead, Mass., retired head of the personal-trust group at Fidelity Investments; Feb. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the men’s soccer team. His wife is Joan Sprecher Cushman CW’56.
Edward F. Danowitz Gr’56, Altamonte Springs, Fla., professor and chair of foreign languages at Rollins College; Jan. 24. He served in the US Marines during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
David S. Strauss WG’56, Swampscott, Mass., Nov. 17.
Leslie A. Todd C’56, Palmetto Bay, Fla., a retired municipal judge; Feb. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
James W. Williams W’56, Poland, Ohio, owner of the Sentinel Safety Supply Co.; June 9, 2012. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.


Dr. Robert W. Crichlow III M’57 GM’61, Hanover, N.H., retired chair of surgery at what is now Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Nov. 13. He was an associate professor of surgery at Penn.
Dr. John W. Espy GM’57, New York, former clinical professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University; Dec. 27.
Pasquale M. Piccioni Ar’57, Eugene, Ore., Sept. 24.
Dr. Thomas J. Rogers V’57, Dunmor, Ky., a retired veterinarian; Feb. 1.


Linda Englander Apell DH’58, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., March 15, 2012.
Jon M. Beckmann C’58, Sonoma, Calif., former publisher for Sierra Club Books; Jan. 9. He later founded an editorial consulting service. He wrote After-Dinner Drinks: Choosing, Serving, and Enjoying.
Dr. Robert L. Cooper WG’58. Brooklyn, N.Y, retired professor of sociology and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oct. 19. He wrote Language Planning and Social Change (1989) and Around the World With Mark Twain (2000).
Robert O. Coulter WG’58, Center Sandwich, N.H., retired chair and CEO of Insurance Management Inc. in New Haven, Conn.; April 16, 2012.
James A. DePreist W’58 ASC’61 Hon’76, Scottsdale, Ariz.; noted conductor and National Medal of Arts winner in 2005; Feb. 8. He directed the Oregon Symphony from 1980 to 2003, and also headed symphonies in Quebec (1976-83) and Tokyo (2005-08), as well as being a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the world. He directed the conducting and orchestral studies program at the Juilliard School from 2004 to 2011.  At Penn he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity and the Penn Band, and in 2009 he received Penn Alumni’s first Creative Spirit Award.
Albert P. Fegley GEE’58, Duluth, Minn., Oct. 30.
Samuel N. Hibbard WG’58, Bennington, Vt., a manager with what is now St. Gobain, the plastics firm; Nov. 2.
Gary F. Shillingford W’58, West Chester, Pa., a retired controller at Teledyne Packaging; Dec. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His wife is Carol Keyes Shillingford GEd’66.
William J. Williamson Jr. W’58, Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the men’s swimming and rowing teams.


Anthony J. Capuano W’59, Sea Isle City, N.J., retired head of mathematics and football coach at Bishop Neumann High School in Philadelphia; Dec. 19. He also was a director of the city’s Department of Recreation for many years. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.
Anthony P. Coppa GCE’59, Merion, Pa., a retired engineer in the Space Sciences Laboratory at General Electric; Oct. 8.
Dr. Alfred D. Roberts Gr’59, West Chester, Pa., professor emeritus and former chair of foreign languages at West Chester University; Oct. 30.
Lee N. Sachs C’59, Owings Mills, Md., Dec. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.
Dr. Arthur Van Gelder EE’59, Lititz, Pa., a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Scranton; Oct. 29. His daughter is Linda S. Van Gelder C’85.


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Leon I. Blitman Ed’60, GEd’62, East Windsor, N.J., Jan. 14.
Dr. Coldevin Bruce Carlson GM’60, Seattle, Oct. 22. Dr. James E. Houston D’60, Montrose, Colo., Feb. 1.
Dr. Stephen A. Resnick W’60, Newton, Mass., Jan. 2.
Robert H. Studley WG’60, Naples, Fla., retired chair of Eastern Bank in Massachusetts; Aug. 7.


Dr. David B. Baldwin Gr’61, York Harbor, Maine, a retired professor at English Hartwick College; Dec. 20.
John T. Gerhan WG’61, Simsbury, Conn., a retired safety engineer for the Traveler’s Insurance Co.; Jan. 23.
Dr. Edward M. Gianforte G’61, Allentown, Pa., a retired environmental physician and clinical radiologist at the Allentown Veterans Clinic; Jan. 24.
Dr. Joseph A. Helfrich GD’61, West Chester, Pa., Jan. 26.
Dr. Rev. Charles Kapps EE’61 GrE’70, Mohnton, Pa., professor emeritus of computer and information sciences at Temple University; Feb. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. As an intern with Raytheon, he helped calculate re-entry trajectories for the Apollo Moon program. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army.
Stanley Z. Steinberg SW’61, Owings Mills, Md., Dec. 4, 2011.


Dr. Valerie B. Domesick CW’62, Boston, Jan. 5.
Dr. J. P. Holden GEd’62, Bellevue, Mich., Jan. 27. He had taught college physics; he was also a commercial beekeeper.
Dr. Howard H. Pomeranz D’62, East Orange, N.J., retired professor of endodontics at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey; Jan. 27.


Nancy R. Boston G’63, Iuka, Miss., Dec. 7.
Dr. Gibbons G. Cornwell III M’63 GM’69, Lyme, N.H., Feb. 3.
Margaret Day Jones CW’63, Peach Bottom, Pa., a retired press operator for the former Grinnell Company; Nov. 26.
Randell K. Nord WG’63, Atlanta, a retired management consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates; Nov. 24. He had served in the US Army.
James Powers WG’63, Quincy, Mass., Jan. 9. He was a retired marketing representative for IBM and AT&T. He had served in the US Navy.
Alexander J. Quigg WEv’63, Philadelphia, Nov. 15.


Dr. Richard M. Klaus M’64, Atlanta, a retired orthopedic surgeon who had cofounded the practice of Klaus & Cohen, which specializes in sports medicine; Dec. 20. He served with a construction-engineer battalion of the US Army during the Vietnam War. His wife is Barbara T. Klaus CW’63, his brother is Dr. Robert L. Klaus C’50 M’57, his sister is Stephanie K. Newman Ed’54, and his son is David Taylor Klaus C’87.
Stephen L. Pastner C’64, Ann Arbor, Mich., professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont from 1970 to 2002; Dec. 29.
Marie Davis Schoettle CW’64, Darien, Ga., founder of St. Ann’s Yard Sale Store, a nonprofit thrift store; Feb. 8. She previously had been a teacher at St. Francis Xavier School. Her husband is Henry E. T. Schoettle G’63 and her brother is Charles H. Davis W’56 WG’63.
Dr. Richard A. Weinberg GM’64, Media, Pa., a retired dermatologist who had maintained a practice in Springfield from 1964 to 2005; Feb. 3. His daughter is Gwen Susan Weinberg C’88.


Dr. Kevin Dodds Harrington GM’65, Mill Valley, Calif., a retired orthopedic surgeon; Jan. 7. A consultant to the NFL Players Association, he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Blair Stevens Newton CW’65, West Chester, Pa., Sept. 3. At Penn, she was a treasurer of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Dr. William S. Rokus V’65, Charlotte, N.C., a retired veterinarian; Feb. 3.
Peter R. Sexton C’65, Hope, Maine, Dec. 8.
Dr. Christopher Stavrou Gr’65, New York, a retired professor of Romance languages and linguistics at St. Joseph’s and Upsala colleges; June 25, 2011. He was senior editor of the Scribner-Bantam English Dictionary. He also served as manager of the Park Lane Theatre in Palisades Park. His son is Christopher C. Stavrou WG’67.


Dr. Paul Schipior M’66, New York, Jan. 26.
Robert L. Stehling SW’66, Frankford, Del., Nov. 21.


Maj. Gen. W. M. Burleson Jr. G’67, Williamsburg, Va., Jan. 21, 2012.
Jane Rich Grinspan CW’67, Merion, Pa., retired publications director for the Franklin Institute; Dec. 30. Her brother is William F. Rich W’58.
Dr. Warren Deacon Grover GM’67, St. Helena Island, S.C., retired director of child neurology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia; Jan. 28. He received the National Child Neurology Society’s lifetime achievement award. He had served in the US Navy.


Dr. Anthony V. Angelichio D’68, Ilion, N.Y., March 12, 2012.
Carl D. Ferree GEd’68 Kennett Square, Pa., Nov. 2.
Dr. A. Blaine Huntsman Gr’68, Sandy, Utah, former chair and CEO of the old Prudential Federal Savings; Nov. 8. Briefly a stockbroker, then dean of the University of Utah business school (1975-80), he went into real-estate development, and was notably involved in Park City and its Deer Valley ski resort. He helped establish the Sundance Film Festival. His sons are Alonzo B. Huntsman III WG’93 and Scott Moody Huntsman WG’93. Dr. Huntsman’s brother is Jon M. Huntsman W’59 Hon’96, whose sons are David H. Huntsman C’92, Paul C. Huntsman WG’00, and Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr. C’87 Hon’10, whose daughters are Abigail H. Huntsman C’08 and Elizabeth K. Huntsman C’11.
Peter Gibbons Neff W’68, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 20.
Marion S. Taylor SW’68, Philadelphia, Jan. 20.


Dr. Dipak Gupta Gr’69, Hockessin, Del., a retired financial adviser for American Express; Sept. 29.
William J. Neidlinger WG’69, Sioux Falls, S.D., retired director of corporate performance for the Duquesne Light Company in Pittsburgh; Dec. 22. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Dr. James K. Roche M’69, Charlottesville, Va., associate professor of medicine at the University of Virginia; Feb. 9.


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Elizabeth Graham Bailey CGS’70, Media, Pa., former research assistant at Butcher & Singer, the former Philadelphia brokerage house; Jan. 11.
Brian D. Berkman C’70 WG’71, East Amherst, N.Y., owner and president of Ronald J. Koch Travel Bureau; Jan. 11. He served in the US Army Reserves. His brother is Jeffrey A. Berkman W’63.
Allan J. Coppock W’70, Stowe, Vt., Jan. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the crew team.
Cornelia A. Dellenbaugh CW’70, New York, Dec. 28.
Dr. Happy G. Fernandez G’70, Philadelphia, a former Philadelphia city councilwoman (1992-99) who served as president of the Moore College of Art from 1999 to 2012; Jan. 19. The first woman to seek a major-party nomination to be mayor of Philadelphia, she taught for 18 years at the School of Social Administration at Temple University.
Robert F. Flickinger WG’70, Penn Yan, N.Y., a retired employee of Corning, Inc.; Sept. 5. He had served in the US Air Force.
Lois Pearce Ward Nu’70, Centreville, Md., a nursing professor at the Nursing School of Wilmington; Jan. 12.


David S. Dahmen WG’72, Colorado Springs, Colo., April 16, 2011. He spent his career in finance for the semiconductor industry.
Neal R. Silverman G’72, New York, March 14, 2012.
Dr. Balwant Singh Gr’72, Lewisburg, Pa., Dec. 30.
Dr. John H. Wertheimer C’72 M’76 GM’81, Rydal, Pa., Dec. 12. His daughters are Julie M. Wertheimer C’07 G’10 and Samantha R. Wertheimer C’11 GEd’13.
Dr. Richard I. Woodruff Gr’72, West Chester, Pa., professor of biology at West Chester University; Sept. 3. He also had been a biology teacher at Owen J. Roberts Senior High School in Pottstown, Pa.


Denise A. Rotko Nu’73 GNu’76, Unionville, Pa., a nursing professor at Widener University; Jan. 8. At Penn, she was a member of the Pennguinettes synchronized swimming team, and taught at the School of Nursing. Her husband is Michael J. Rotko L’63 and her stepson is Thomas C. Rotko L’94.


Betty A. Morrell GEE’74, Worcester, Pa., an employee at Philadelphia Health Management Corp.; Jan. 1. She helped develop the information technology department at Philadelphia Health Management Corp.


Arthur M. Colby L’76, Bensalem, Pa., a retired administrative judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jan. 22. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Mary L. Gude Gr’76, Notre Dame, Ind., Jan 9.
Richard H. Unger W’76, Plainview, N.Y., Dec. 12.


Dr. Leonard E. Puhrmann Gr’77, Arlington, Va., a retired manager for Verizon; June 30, 2012. He taught German at Penn for several years.


Bruce E. Haney W’78, Allison Park, Pa., a managing partner for ECHO Realty; Jan. 17. Prior to ECHO, he was managing director and chief financial officer of iGate Capital Corporation, chief financial officer of FORE Systems, and president and cofounder of the Gustine Company.


Anthony J. Krol L’79, Ft. Washington, Pa., a senior partner at White and Williams, LLP; Nov. 29. His wife is Alice N. Milrod WG’79.
Matthew P. White C’79 WG’83, Media, Pa., Feb. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the 1979 NCAA Final Four contending basketball team. He was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA, but chose to play professionally in Spain.


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Janice W. Leach GNu’80, Grant, Fla., June 26, 2012.
Dr. Arthur V. Stein C’74 M’80, Allentown, Pa., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon; July 16. His daughter is Serena S. Stein C’09.


Dr. Anthony F. Bruno SW’81 GrS’84, Glenside, Pa., a professor of social sciences at Community College of Philadelphia and lecturer at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice; Feb. 19. He won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Harriet W. Ferguson GNu’81, Churchville, Pa., associate professor and assistant chair of nursing at Temple University; Jan. 3. She was the only professor of Temple’s School of Nursing to have won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. She was a nurse in the post-partum/nursery unit at HUP from 1981 to 1991.


Dr. Dorothy H. L. Carroll GrEd’82, West Chester, Pa., an educator; May 24, 2012. She taught fourth grade, as well as on the college level at Arcadia and West Chester Universities. An anti-racism activist, she received the Affirming America’s Promise award from the West Chester branch of the NAACP.


Nancy T. Galkowski G’87, Holden, Mass., former town manager; Feb. 15. She had been deputy town manager for Arlington.


Katherine K. Porter CGS’88, Ypsilanti, Mich., an employee in quality and assurance at Advantage Computer Systems; Jan. 11.


Emily Gillen Ballou C’89, Calgary, Alberta, assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Calgary; Aug. 12. She previously was language director in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Francesca F. Ross C’89, Los Angeles, Jan. 10. She worked in sales at FedEx, Yahoo, and Hearst Publications.


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Dr. Victor Crown Gr’91, St. Michaels, Md., retired associate executive vice president of the Penn Medical Center and special assistant to Dean Dr. Edward Stemmler; Dec. 26. Prior to entering medicine, he was cofounder of Arrow Uniform with his older brother. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


Siobhan Sophia Sharkey WG’92, Austin, Texas, founding principal of Health Management Strategies, Inc., a healthcare consulting group; Dec. 18.


Matthew Stephen O’Connell C’93 G’93, Hoboken, N.J., an attorney with Gibbons P.C.; Jan. 7. At Penn, he was a member of the football team. Prior to entering law, he was an employee of Princeton Economic Research Co.


William M. Hamilton W’94, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a co-captain of the squash team. He most recently worked at Smule, Inc., an iPhone apps company.
Zayber B. Protacio GL’94, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Feb. 12, 2012.
Eric James Reinholt G’94, Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 20.


Sharon P. Scott-Hunter GEd’96, Wyncote, Pa., retired assistant superintendent of Chester Upland School District; Dec. 11. She had previously worked in the School District of Philadelphia for 33 years, rising to executive director of schools.


Theo E. Angelakos G’99, Philadelphia, July 22.


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Ari Johnson C’01, Somerset, N.J., Feb. 15. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.


Elde Wong G’05 WG’05, Clarksburg, Md., Dec. 21.


Thomas Edward Mellon Jr. Gr’12, Doylestown, Pa., founding partner of Mellon & Websters P.C.; Jan. 15. He spent seven years in the US Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, and served as chair of the Democratic Party in Bucks County.


Thomas J. Hartford EAS’12 C’13, Stroudsburg, Pa., a senior at Penn; Jan. 23. He was a member of the sailing club and an IT-adviser at Riepe College House.


Melissa Ketunuti Gr’14, Philadelphia, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Jan. 21.


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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Anthony F. Bruno. See Class of 1981.
Audri Bukeavich. See Class of 1951.
Dr. Malcolm Campbell, Portland, Ore., retired Class of 1965 Professor in the history of art department of the School of Arts & Sciences; Jan. 27. A dedicated leader at SAS, he served as assistant dean and vice dean of the College and associate dean for the humanities. He was also interim dean for the School of Fine Arts from 1994 to 1996.
Dr. Robert W. Crichlow III. See Class of 1957.
Dr. Victor Crown. See Class of 1991.
Dr. Robert F. Engs, Williamsburg, Va., professor emeritus of history in the School of Arts & Sciences; Jan. 14. He had been director for minority faculty recruitment at SAS, undergraduate chair of history, and director of the American History Honors Seminar. He also was co-chair of the Afro-American Studies Program. He received the 1988 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Most recently, he taught at the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Marten S. Estey, Newtown Square, Pa., professor emeritus of management in the Wharton School; Dec. 5. He joined the Penn faculty in 1956. A member of Penn’s Faculty Senate, he served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1968 to 1970, and published more than 25 books.
Dr. Harriet W. Ferguson. See Class of 1981.
Melissa Ketunuti. See Class of 2014.
Dr. C. Everett Koop. See Class of 1946.
Dr. Alfred K. Mann, Gwynedd, Pa., professor emeritus of physics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the School of Arts & Sciences; Jan. 13. One of the three original members of the Penn Experimental High Energy Physics group, he previously taught at Columbia University. He received the US Naval Ordnance Development Award, the Asahi Prize, and the Rossi Prize from the American Astronomical Society, and wrote the book Shadow of a Star: The Neutrino Story of Supernova 1987A.
Dr. Seymour J. Mandelbaum, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of city and regional planning; Jan. 23. Before joining PennDesign, he taught at the Annenberg School for Communication. A member of the Faculty Senate’s Committee on Open Expression and the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, he was an editor or editorial board member for several architecture and planning journals.
Dan M. McGill. See Class of 1947.
Dr. John Mikuta. See Class of 1948.
Dr. Paul H. Mueller, King of Prussia, Pa., former research professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine; Dec. 16.







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