Edna Mazer Rosenberg FA’33, Pikesville, MD, a retired public relations director for an insurance company; Oct. 24, at 106.
Mary “Ruth” Bassett Ed’38 GEd’40, Drexel Hill, PA, Nov. 4, at 101. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Barlow Quintavalle Ed’39, New York, a retired public school kindergarten teacher in New York City; Sept. 29, at 102.
Raymond G. Perelman W’40 Hon’14, Philadelphia, a philanthropist who, with his wife, the late Ruth Caplan Perelman, made numerous gifts to Penn, and for whom the Perelman School of Medicine is named; Jan. 14, at 101. The son of a Lithuanian immigrant, Perelman became a partner in his father’s company, the cardboard-tube maker American Paper Products, expanding it into the metals business. Over the course of his career, he bought, grew, and sold dozens of companies, continuing to do business into his 90s. He was president and chairman of RGP Holdings, a private holding company comprised of a vast array of manufacturing, mining, and financial interests. The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine opened in 2008, thanks to the Perelman’s $25 million gift. In addition, the couple made a historic $225 million gift that created a permanent endowment for Penn’s School of Medicine in 2011, and they established the first endowed professorship devoted to an active, full-time clinician, the Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Professorship in Internal Medicine. He also served on the Perelman School of Medicine’s Board of Trustees. “His impact on the University of Pennsylvania, the Perelman School of Medicine, and our city was nothing short of transformative, and it was an honor to have his partnership,” said President Amy Gutmann. Beyond Penn, the Perelmans made generous gifts to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its adjacent Perelman Building, the Kimmel Center and Perelman Theater, the Perelman Jewish Day School, and many other Jewish cultural and welfare organizations. Both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Drexel University have honored his extraordinary support by naming areas of their campuses in his honor. He served as a flight officer in World War II. His sons are Ronald O. Perelman W’64 WG’66 and Jeffrey E. Perelman W’71 WG’73, whose wife is Marsha Reines Perelman GCP’74. His grandchildren include Joshua G. Perelman C’93, Steven Golding Perelman WG’93 L’94, Hope G. Perelman C’95, Samantha O. Perelman C’12, and Alison Perelman Gr’13.
Betty Brodsky Garfield CW’41, Jupiter, FL, a former bookkeeper for a wallpaper company; Oct. 31.
Judith Zander Gross CW’41, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a former teacher and civil rights activist; Nov. 1.
Robert M. Taubman W’41, Baltimore, retired CEO of Taubman Properties, which owns and manages shopping malls; Nov. 5, 2017.
Amy Markovitz Zeckhauser CW’41, Buffalo, NY, an artist, poet, and community volunteer; Dec. 8. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming team. She returned to Penn in 2016 to attend her 75-year reunion, writing to the Gazette that it was a “highlight of my long life.”
Carroll Warren Bennett G’42, Apex, NC, a retired supervisor at Dupont; April 18. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mildred “Milly” Brill CW’42, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired employee at Penn’s School of Education and Wharton; Nov. 1. She started at Penn as a stenographer in the School of Education in 1941 and went on to become chief clerk before transferring to Wharton as an administrative assistant for the S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education. In 1974, she became assistant to the chair of the foundation, and then business administrator in 1984 before retiring in 1987.
Mary Hurd Goodwillie DH’42, York, PA, a former dental hygienist; Nov. 15.
Edward L. Fenimore ChE’43, Berwyn, PA, retired president of the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation; Oct. 30. In over 50 years of manufacturing bubble gum and other confectionery products, he worked with his father, former Penn chemical engineering professor Edward P. Fenimore, to improve the flavor and chewability of bubble gum by adapting products and processes originally developed for wartime use. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Two sons are David H. Fenimore C’73 and Richard L. Fenimore C’75, and his daughter is Carol Fenimore Gerson CGS’78.
Leo Phaff W’43, Albany, NY, a retired business executive and volunteer for several Jewish causes; Nov. 19. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Dolores Grote Kelty Ed’44, Yardley, PA, Nov. 8.
James C. Lurba W’44, Farnham, VA, Sept. 15, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the lightweight football and wrestling teams.
Alice Farr Cowles DH’45, Savannah, GA, a retired dental hygienist; Nov. 4.
Bertha Watts Gerrard GEd’45 , Short Hills, NJ, a professor of education at Virginia State College; June 1, 2016.
Dennis E. McLellan W’45, Ormond Beach, FL, a retired funeral home director; Nov. 2. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.
John A. Carluccio W’46, Wayne, NJ, a retired packing engineer for Avon Products; Nov. 7. He served in the US Army during World War II. His son is John M. Carluccio W’76.
Charles G. Fickes Jr. W’46, Cornwall, PA, a retired business instructor at Penn State University and former insurance executive; Nov. 27. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Frederick E. Welte W’46 GEd’51, Glen Mills, PA, a retired school district business manager; Nov. 16. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of the baseball team.
Dr. Milton M. Yarmy GM’46, Youngs-town, OH, a retired physician who maintained a practice for 53 years; Dec. 11, at 107.
Charles B. Hedrick WG’47, Cincinnati, Feb. 4.
Frank E. Kohlenberger Jr. W’47, Albuquerque, NM, a retired business administrator and accountant; Oct. 20. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the wrestling team, Friars, and Mask & Wig.
Betta Zuzan Hirko Kriner EF’47, State College, PA, a retired high school business teacher and former instructor at Penn State; Nov. 14.
Sanford A. Bookstein W’48, Albany, NY, a retired real estate developer; July 14. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
John R. Boyer W’48, Moorestown, NJ, a retired real estate executive; Nov. 22. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Robert W. Devonshire W’48, Mercer, PA, retired director of Spanish operations for US Steel; Oct. 31. He served in the US Army Air Forces during World War II.
Caroline A. Hetzel Ed’48, Media, PA, a retired kindergarten teacher; Nov. 12. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Herbert S. Kalish G’48, Manchester, VT, a technical engineer who developed machine cutting tool technology for Adamas Carbide; Aug. 1, 2016. He served in the US Army during World War II
Jane H. Kesson Mu’48 G’50, Jenkintown, PA, a retired music teacher in the Abington School District; March 5, 2017.
Robert P. Murray W’48, Waterbury, VT, a retired real estate executive; Oct. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Dr. Richard D. Rettew C’48, Lancaster, NY, a retired pastor at Lancaster (NY) Presbyterian Church; Oct. 29.
Dr. Maurice J. Smith V’48, Mercerville, NJ, a retired veterinarian who owned Quaker Bridge Animal Hospital in Hamilton, NJ; Oct. 15. One son is Dr. Mark W. Smith V’79.
Jerome W. Stedman W’48, River Ridge, LA, a retired developer who was heavily involved with the Louisiana Restaurant Association; March 29. He served in the US Air Force during World War II.
William K. Weakland W’48, Laguna Hills, CA, a retired aerospace executive; Nov. 11. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Alfred Weissenbach Jr. W’48, Lincolnshire, IL, Nov. 27. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
William R. Chapin W’49, Reading, PA, retired head of a lumber and supply company; Nov. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Hope Pauline Cramer CW’49, Union Township, NJ, Feb. 19, 2018. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Henry J. Devuono WEv’49, Southampton, PA, a retired steel company executive; Nov. 22. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Raymond S. Drain EF’49, Reading, PA, a retired bank comptroller; Dec. 6, 2017.
Forrest “Rod” Farrow Jr. C’49, Mill Valley, CA, a retired advertising executive and consultant; Nov. 15. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Penn Players, Sphinx Senior Society, and the cheerleading team.
Charles Kirschbaum W’49, West Palm Beach, FL, Oct. 27, 2017.
Wesley A. Radcliffe W’49, Trumbull, CT, a retired banking executive; Oct. 26. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Donald J. Ross C’49, Pensacola, FL, Nov. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
William B. Davidson WG’50, Wheaton, IL, a retired real estate broker and former American Motors executive; Nov. 17. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Stanley B. Disson EE’50, Broomall, PA, a retired engineering company executive; Nov. 16. He held five patents and coedited a popular engineering textbook. He was president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and helped to create a chapter in Washington, DC. As a young man, he served in the US Air Force. His son is Stephen L. Disson W’75 WG’76.
Edwin H. Gessel G’50, Newtown, MA, retired head of an employment agency in Dayton, OH; Nov. 14. He served in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II. One son is Michael D. Gessel C’76.
Dr. Claude Brooks Henderson M’50 , Gainesville, FL, a retired psychiatrist who maintained a practice in Ocala, FL; Oct. 11. He was the only psychiatrist practicing in Marion County, FL, in the 1960s, when there was more of a stigma on mental health issues.
Mary Gilmore Huey HUP’50, Homosassa, FL, July 4. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War.
Anthony R. Lipkin W’50, Delray Beach, FL, a CPA; Nov. 29.
Edward F. McGinley III W’50, Villanova, PA, a retired investment banking executive and vice president of Goldman Sachs; Nov. 11. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Friars, and the football team under legendary coach George Munger, remaining one of the most active “Mungermen” until his death. One brother is Richard D. McGinley C’58. His late father, Edward F. McGinley Jr. W’25, and late brother, Gerald H. McGinley W’52, were both former Penn football standouts.
Dr. William J. Murtagh Ar’50 Gr’63, Sarasota, FL, a leader in historic preservation and retired keeper of the National Register of Historic Places; Oct. 28. Once called the “beloved pied piper of preservation,” he also served as vice president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and helped establish preservation programs as a professor at Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Hawaii. He wrote the textbook Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America (1988).
Allan M. “Pete” Peterson W’50, Savannah, GA, a retired healthcare executive; Nov. 24. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Friars.
Gladys Young Pollack G’50, Montreal, a retired editor at Reader’s Digest; April 17, 2017.
Rolf Valtin G’50, Alexandria, VA, a retired labor mediator and arbitrator; Aug. 1. He was a member of the US Olympic soccer team at the 1948 Summer Games after an All-American soccer career at Swarthmore College. He served in the US Army during World War II as an interrogator of German prisoners of war.
Doris Cafeo Bugnolo Ed’51, Westminster, MA, a retired schoolteacher; Nov. 2. Her sister is Marie Cafeo Manna Ed’49.
Jane Gladfelter Chrstos Ed’51, Willow Grove, PA, a retired teacher; Oct. 4.
Samuel E. Dennis W’51 L’54, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a former managing partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild; Nov. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the Law Review.
Charles D. Gangemi Mu’51 G’55, West Chester, PA, professor emeritus of music at West Chester University; March 13.
C. Lester Kinsolving C’51, Vienna, VA, a former Episcopal priest who went on to become a nationally syndicated columnist, talk radio host, and White House correspondent; Dec. 4. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Edwin L. Levy W’51, Marlton, NJ, Sept. 30, 2017.
Mary Jane Tobin Schillinger Ed’51 , Phoenix, Sept. 3.
Inez Coleman Terry CW’51, West Chester, PA, a former accountant with AT&T; May 18, 2017.
Grace Verratti Defeo CW’52, Glen Mills, PA, Nov. 27. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
Dr. John Z. Delp C’52, Willingboro, NJ, a retired pediatrician; Oct. 28.
Dr. Victoria Donohoe GFA’52, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a former artist, historian, and Philadelphia Inquirer art critic; Nov. 21.
Peter W. Franck W’52, Hockessin, DE, a retired systems engineer at IBM; Nov. 16. He served in the US Air Force as a fighter pilot. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the men’s lacrosse and swimming teams.
Robert P. Levy C’52, Bryn Mawr, PA, emeritus trustee at Penn and a well-known businessman and philanthropist; Nov. 7. A decorated Philadelphia sportsman who spent decades mentoring young people at Penn through athletics, he founded the Little Quakers, an all-star youth football team for boys in the Philadelphia region that still exists today, three years after graduating. He was chair of DRT Industries, a Philadelphia-based conglomerate with industrial holdings in the Delaware Valley, and was extensively involved in thoroughbred racing, operating the Robert P. Levy Stable, serving as chair of the Atlantic City Racing Association, and owning multiple champion racehorses. He joined Penn’s Board of Trustees in 1971 and also served on the board of overseers for the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and Penn Athletics. He and his family made possible the Robert P. Levy Tennis Pavilion, the Levy Center for Oral Health Research, the Paley Professorship for the Dean of the School of Design, and Blanche P. Levy Park in the center of campus. In 2003, he received the Alumni Award of Merit. Outside of Penn, he served as chair of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, helping to bring many high-profile sporting events to the city, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Friars, WXPN, Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and the men’s tennis team, for which he was later inducted into Penn’s Tennis and Athletics Halls of Fame. He served in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps during the Korean War. One son is Michael T. Levy C’90, and two daughters are Angela Levy Beck C’87 and Kathryn Levy Feldman GGS’09, whose husband is David N. Feldman C’68 WG’80. Three grandchildren are Alexander P. Feldman C’05 GAr’08 GFA’08, Peter H. Feldman C’07, and Ryder S. Finney C’13.
Harry E. Mueller Jr. W’52, North Fort Myers, FL, a retired real estate appraiser; Nov. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Anthony Panico Jr. ME’52, Linwood, NJ, a retired engineer as well as a physics and mathematics teacher; Oct. 29. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
Morton Poloway W’52, Palm Desert, CA, a retired partner at an accounting firm; Sept. 12.
Dr. John L. Wilkins V’52, Willow Street, PA, a retired veterinarian; Nov. 11. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. One son is Dr. David Wilkins V’86, whose wife is Elizabeth Song Wilkins WG’86. One grandson is John S. Wilkins, a rising freshman.
Dr. Robert G. Collmer Gr’53, Waco, TX, professor emeritus of English at Baylor University; Nov. 21.
Edward F. Fritsch EF’53, Pottstown, PA, a retired lead company executive; Feb. 21, 2018. He served in the US Navy as an aviator during World War II.
Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber GD’53, Longboat Key, FL, retired founder and CEO of the old Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, which used to draw famous athletes, politicians, and celebrities to Longboat Key; Nov. 22. He was also a former orthodontist.
Hugh B. Parsons WEv’53, San Bruno, CA, a retired employee of ICI Americas, a manufacturer and distributor of chemical products; Nov. 12. He served in the US Army during World War II, earning the Bronze Star.
Nancy Hall-Kirwan Rinehart CW’53, Dallas, TX, a former financial planner, tennis instructor, and author; Dec. 4. At Penn, she was president of Delta Delta Delta sorority and a member of the women’s lacrosse, field hockey, and tennis teams.
David N. Savitt L’53, Philadelphia, a retired senior judge for Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas; Oct. 23. He began serving on the Common Pleas bench in 1974 and attained senior judge status in 1998, presiding over 800 homicide cases. He previously worked as a trial lawyer, court administrator, and Democratic legislator for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Edwin P. Stauffer C’53, Lewes, DE, Dec. 15, 2017.
Constance “Connie” Szmidt HUP’53, Blackwood, NJ, Nov. 10, 2017.
Dr. Morton S. Weinstein C’53 D’56, Mountainside, NJ, a retired dentist; Dec. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. One son is Eric Scott Weinstein W’92.
Dr. Donald M. Bergen Jr. C’54, Summerville, SC, a retired dentist; Nov. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
John Boyd Bert Jr. W’54, Fort Pierce, FL, a retired insurance executive; Nov. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society and the men’s lightweight rowing team.
Dr. Eugene A. Hildreth GM’54, Reading, PA, professor emeritus of medicine at Penn; Jan. 5, 2018. After first serving as an instructor of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, he went on to become an associate professor in 1961 and associate dean in 1965. He also worked as a professor of clinical medicine as well as a professor in the department of allergy and immunology at Penn, while serving as the chief of medicine at Reading Hospital.
Stanley A. Iniewicz W’54, Oxford, OH, a retired manager for Visteon Corporation; Aug. 8. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team. One daughter is Patricia Iniewicz Schuman W’87, and one grandson is Isaac S. Schuman W’18.
Claire Brown Kaiser CW’54, Wilmington, DE, Oct. 27. She worked in advertising for a number of years and later studied horticulture at the Barnes Foundation.
Dr. Harry S. Riley D’54, Norfolk, VA, a retired dentist; Nov. 26. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Adolph O. Schaefer Jr. W’54, Washington Crossing, PA, an advertising executive; Aug. 31. His sister is Gretchen S. Jackson CW’59, whose husband is M. Roy Jackson Jr. C’61.
Sanford L. Schniebolk C’54 , New York, a retired light consultant; Aug. 7. He was president of the Penn Club of Long Island from 1975 to 1976 and acted as an alumni recruiter for over 20 years. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity. His wife is Sonia Brandt Schniebolk CW’60, and one daughter is Beth M. Schniebolk C’84.
Ruth Levitan Segal CW’54 , Philadelphia, Oct. 19. She was a longtime volunteer for the Center City Residents’ Association in Philadelphia. Her cousins are Stephen R. Levitan C’54 and Ralph S. Levitan W’58.
Virginia Sudjian Tatarian CW’54, Moorestown, NJ, Dec. 7.
Dr. Ann Craver Andrews Nu’55 GrD’71, Mechanicsville, PA, a psychologist; Nov. 27.
Dr. William Feldman Gr’55, Warminster, PA, a retired clinical chemist; Sept. 30. His wife is Rhoda Litt Feldman Ed’51.
Theodore E. Grzelak C’55, Ewing, NJ, a retired IBM programmer; Oct. 21. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Dr. E. Ralph Heinz M’55, Chapel Hill, NC, professor emeritus and chief of neuroradiology at Duke University; Nov. 11. A leader in the neuroimaging community and a pioneer in the subspecialty of pediatric neuroradiology, he previously ran departments at Emory University, Yale University, and the University of Pittsburgh, building at Pitt one of the most prestigious neuroradiology sections in the country.
Wilmer “Bill” Loomis Jr. PT’55, Edgewater, MD, a retired physical therapist; Nov. 2.
S. White Rhyne L’55, Kensington, MD, a retired attorney who practiced in Washington, DC, for nearly 50 years; Feb. 28, 2018. At Penn, he was editor of the Law Review.
James H. Shelton C’55 , Mount Laurel, NJ; a retired editor at McGraw Hill; Oct. 13. He served in the US Army and later coached many youth sports teams.
Morton Stupp WEv’55, Tampa, FL, a retired CPA; Dec. 4. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Frances Emanuel Tobin CW’55, Haverford, PA, Oct. 24. She started the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, raising millions for Hahnemann Hospital. She was also instrumental in raising funds for the Wistar Institute. One daughter is Sharon Tobin Kestenbaum W’83 WG’88, and one grandson is David T. Kestenbaum C’20.
Harry N. Bloch W’56, Stamford, CT, a retired financial executive; Dec. 29, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Robert L. Eichelberger C’56, Baton Rouge, LA, a retired sales manager at IBM; Nov. 15. He later worked as a career services coordinator at LSU. At Penn, he was a member of the football and baseball teams.
Dr. Natalia Isachuk Pazuniak Gr’56, Philadelphia, a former Ukrainian language and literature professor at Penn; Oct. 12, 2017. She also taught at Manor College and Macquarie University in Australia.
Neil D. Zaentz W’56, New York, a retired investment manager; Dec. 16, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.
Dr. Irving Zieper M’56, Greenacres, FL, a retired physician; Feb. 8, 2018.
Margaret “Peggy” Davidson PT’57, Lewisburg, PA, a retired pediatric physical therapist; Oct. 28. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Robert E. Dymsza W’57, Rio Rancho, NM, a retired investment manager; April 5, 2016. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Marilyn Chaskin Gordon HUP’57, Hazleton, PA, a former dress shop owner and camp nurse; Nov. 17.
Seymour Kurland L’57, Philadelphia, a retired attorney who practiced for over 50 years specializing in antitrust law; Nov. 23. He was also a former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a city solicitor.
John J. McGarry W’57, East Stroudsburg, PA, a retired CPA; Oct. 25. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lightweight rowing team.
Lawrence T. Messick GEd’57, Rehoboth Beach, DE, a retired music educator and director of the Wilmington All-City Orchestra who later owned a construction company; July 23, 2016. He served in the US Army during World War II. One son is L. Thomas Messick, Jr. C’89.
Charles T. Morrow W’57, Medford, NJ, a retired financial executive; Nov. 7.
Thomas F. Wilber W’57, Endwell, NY, retired owner of a family-run jewelry store; Dec. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.
Arthur W. Allen W’58, Seattle, Jan. 1, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Dr. Ronald S. Grober C’58, Port Saint Lucie, FL, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Nov. 5. He built the Grober Center into a sports medicine hub, resulting in a 20-year relationship with the New York Mets. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and was instrumental in establishing the University’s ice hockey program.
John Litzinger W’58, Bradenton, FL, June 27.
Dr. Ruth Addis Marcucci GM’58, Chalfont, PA, a retired pediatrician; Sept. 17.
James E. Taylor WG’58, Gibsonville, NC, a former CPA and owner of Discharge Machining; Nov. 20. He served as an officer in the US Army’s Finance Corps.
Dr. Kenneth W. Werley GD’58, Camp Hill, PA, a retired orthodontist; Nov. 18. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps during the Korean War.
Warren B. Bastian WG’59, Hammondsport, NY, retired head of a sales agency; April 27. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Joseph M. Bernstein W’59, Milwaukee, a retired attorney specializing in real estate and corporate law; Nov. 28. He held leadership roles at a variety of Jewish nonprofits. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity, the marching band, Mask & Wig, and the Daily Pennsylvanian. One son is Robert A. Bernstein W’87, and one daughter is Stephanie B. Wagner C’89.
Dr. Evelyn J. Bowers CW’59 G’75 Gr’83, Drexel Hill, PA, a professor of anthropology at Ball State University; Nov. 27. She previously worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Eugene C. Capaldi C’59, Newtown Square, PA, a retired environmental health and safety manager at ARCO Chemical Company; Jan. 21, 2018. One son is Robert E. Capaldi W’91.
Joseph J. Carlin L’59, Philadelphia, an attorney; Oct. 21, 2016.
Mitchel B. Craner W’59, New York, a retired attorney who maintained a practice for over 55 years; Oct. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. One son is Matthew Lawrence Craner C’94 L’97, and his brother is John A. Craner W’56.
Edward A. Janse III C’59, Harwich Port, MA, Oct. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Kenneth G. Keith GEd’59, Corning, NY, a retired physics and engineering sciences professor at Corning Community College; Nov. 3.
Dr. Charles Kenneth Koster GM’59, Rocky River, OH, a retired ophthalmologist; Sept. 19. He served in the US Air Force through the World War II, Korea and Vietnam era, retiring as a captain.
Conrad W. Lach WG’59, Bethlehem, PA, a retired computer salesman; Oct. 23.
Josephine W. March GEd’59, West Chester, PA, a former elementary school teacher; Oct. 30.
Muriel Coward Schroeder GEd’59, Reidsville, NC, a former computer applications teacher at Rockingham Community College; Nov. 7.
Michael B. Tischman C’59, Scotch Plains, NJ, a retired attorney and founding partner of what is now called Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey’s largest law firms; Nov. 7. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team and WXPN.
Dr. Anthony Louis Angello M’60, Denver, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; July 21, 2017.
Gerald I. Brown W’60, Sherman Oaks, CA, a retired retailer; Oct. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. One daughter is Sara B. Brown C’89.
Sylvia J. Charlesworth CW’60, Rochester, NY, a former clothing consignment shop owner; Nov. 16. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. One son is Gregory W. Schafer EAS’86.
John Philip Diefenderfer W’60, Lake Ariel, PA, a retired civil attorney; Nov. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Robert J. Hastings L’60, Danboro, PA, a retired attorney; Feb. 25, 2017.
Susan McInnes Howard CW’60, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired schoolteacher; Nov. 20. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Joseph F. Montgomery G’60, King of Prussia, PA, Aug. 16.
Donald L. Pierce GEd’60, Ocala, FL, a retired registrar and math professor at Lincoln (PA) University; May 8.
Ronald C. Scott L’60, Punta Gorda, FL, a retired trial attorney in Philadelphia specializing in aircraft accidents; Sept. 6. He served as a fighter pilot in the US Navy and retired as a captain with the Navy Reserves.
Thomas J. Ward W’60, Lafayette Hill, PA, a retired CPA; Nov. 25.
James Richard Briscoe WG’61, Naples, FL, a retired executive at the old pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough; June 30.
Dianne Hankin-Boyer HUP’61, Frederick, MD, April 24.
Dr. W. David Kay C’61, Urbana, IL, professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Sept. 2.
Frederick Klutey Jr. WG’61, Greenville, NC, a retired DuPont executive; Nov. 30.
John D. McCarron C’61, West Chester, PA, Oct. 12, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Joyce Bauer McGanka Nu’61, Pittsburgh, a retired registered nurse; May 24.
Frank W. Miller W’61, Brooklyn, a retired CPA; Nov. 23. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
Dr. Elliot W. Salloway GD’61, Worcester, MA, a retired dentist; Oct. 31. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Thomas H. Segal C’61, Baltimore, former head of a well-known art gallery on Boston’s Newbury Street; Oct. 9, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the men’s soccer and track teams. His wife is Clair Zamoiski Segal CW’75 G’75, and his son is Jonathan Michael Segal C’93
Robert F. Aldrich WG’62, Lake Waccamaw, NC, a retired manufacturing executive; Oct. 19.
Dr. F. Gene Braun GM’62, Dallas, a retired ophthalmologist; Oct. 28.
Richard A. Carrick L’63, New Hope, PA, a retired banking executive; Aug. 1. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the Sharswood Law Club.
William S. Clarke L’63, Princeton, NJ, a retired corporate attorney; Aug. 21.
Thomas H. Conway WG’63, Concord, MA, retired founder and head of the private equity firm Commonwealth Venture Funding Group; Nov. 4.
Robert B. Gordon W’63, Seekonk, MA, a retired teacher and guidance counselor; Sept. 5.
Roy A. Kull Jr. WG’63, Dallas, Oct. 28. He worked in commercial real estate, banking, consulting, and construction.
Dr. David B. Schaffer M’63 GM’67, Blue Bell, PA, professor emeritus of ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Nov. 4. While in residency at Penn, he was named the first director of pediatric ophthalmology at CHOP and he remained the department chair until his retirement in 1999. A lifelong educator and scientist, he published extensively on clinical topics, including retinopathy of prematurity and ophthalmic manifestations of systemic diseases. He contributed to research that led to the reduction of blindness in premature babies by 50 percent. His son is Edward B. Schaffer C’88, his daughter is Dr. Nicole A. Schaffer C’89, and his brother is Dr. Lewis A. Schaffer M’60 GM’64.
Barry L. Whitsel G’63, Chapel Hill, NC, a retired researcher and professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s physiology department; Nov. 1.
Raoul Yochim L’63, Kalamazoo, MI, retired general counsel for the Upjohn Company; Nov. 4.
R. Jan Carman EE’64 GEE’65, West Falmouth, MA, a retired engineering company executive; Nov. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the Penn Band.
William H. Curtis WG’64, Lakeway, TX, a retired bank executive; Oct. 21. He served in the US Navy for 20 years, retiring as a commander.
Dr. Ruby Taylor Davis GEd’64, Orangeburg, SC, a retired professor of education at South Carolina State University and Claflin University; Nov. 27.
Dr. Malcolm B. Polk Gr’64, Decatur, GA, professor emeritus of textile engineering at Georgia Tech; May 22, 2017.
Nicholas Settanni GCP’64, Haddonfield, NJ, a retired engineering planner and architect for the Delaware River Port Authority; Oct. 18.
Dr. E. Armistead Talman GM’64, Richmond, VA, a retired surgeon; Oct. 31.
Darrell G. Torgerson GEd’64, Carmichael, CA, a retired high school science teacher; Oct. 31.
Dr. Paul F. Zizza Jr. D’64, Fresno, CA, a retired orthodontist; Nov. 27.
Albert H. Jacobs III W’65, Boyertown, PA, retired head of a paper distribution company; Oct. 23. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s squash and tennis teams.
William S. May G’65, Parrish, FL, a retired engineer; Sept. 12, 2017.
Dr. Luther B. Sowers GrD’65, York, PA, a retired school superintendent; Oct. 28. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Crawford “Corky” G. Allison III WEv’66, Centennial, CO, a retired insurance executive; Sept. 21.
Mabel Herr Bagenstose Nu’66 GNu’68, West Reading, PA, a former nursing administrator and director of public health for the Southeastern district of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; Oct. 21.
Regina Cox Fernandez CW’66, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a retired financial analyst; Aug. 27.
Sally Bennett Green SW’66, Wilmington, DE, a retired social worker; March 30.
Edward B. Kozemchak EE’66, Spring Lake, NJ, a retired electrical engineer and former director of Bell Labs; Dec. 8.
Dr. Virginia Anding La Charite Gr’66, Hoschton, GA, professor emerita of French studies at the University of Kentucky; Nov. 7. Her husband is Dr. Raymond C. La Charite G’65 Gr’66.
Dr. Charles J. Olney G’66, Dataw Island, SC, a retired surgeon; Nov. 26.
Joseph E. Slawek Jr. GEE’66, Philadelphia, a retired physicist; Dec. 7, 2017. One daughter is Kimberly A. Slawek WG’89, and one stepson is Dr. Paul A. Heck M’81.
Dr. David C. Ulmer Jr. GEd’66, Longmont, CO, a retired educator at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Jan. 2, 2018.
Dr. Gerrit J. Blauvelt M’67 GM’69, Larkspur, CA, a retired psychiatrist who maintained a practice in San Francisco for nearly 50 years; Nov. 11. He served in the US Navy.
Helen Patterson Brandt GEd’67, Doylestown, PA, a retired teacher, counselor and chemist; Oct. 24.
Antonio Genovese WEv’67, Cherry Hill, NJ, Feb. 25.
Pamela Procuniar Goldberg L’67, Silver Spring, MD, a retired attorney, law professor, and civil rights activist; Nov. 24. Her husband is Ira M. Goldberg C’58 L’67.
Dr. Patricia Hughes Gulbrandsen M’67 GM’71, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired occupational medicine physician; Dec. 9.
Beverly Schwartz Held CW’67, Macon, GA, a retired middle school teacher; Nov. 11. Her son is Jonathan S. Held C’93.
E. Ronald Hlatky C’67, Oakhurst, NJ, a retired insurance executive; Dec. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
J. Steven Lempel W’67, Fresno, CA, an eminent domain, land use, and municipal law attorney; Oct. 26.
John M. Garrison PT’68, Clearwater, ID, a retired physical therapist; Oct. 24.
June C. Krinsley Nu’68, Columbus, NJ, a retired nurse; Sept. 19. One daughter is Amy L. Huang Nu’97 GNu’06 GNu’10.
John E. Millett WG’68, Hanover, PA, retired executive director of Pennsylvania’s State Civil Service Commission; Nov. 15.
Deborah A. Greeby Bogdan HUP’69, Fairfield, CT, a retired nurse; Aug. 5, 2016.
Suzanne P. Cleaveland GEd’69, San Leandro, CA, June 22.
John T. Crocker C’69, Concord, MA, a former teacher; April 27, 2017.
Steven R. Derby W’69 WG’73, Springfield, PA, a retired vice president of development at Riddle Hospital; Nov. 4. He previously worked in development at Penn and Temple. He served in the US Army’s Defense Language Institute. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Joseph M. Juhas L’69, Litchfield, CT, a former attorney and founder of an investment banking firm; Nov. 28.
Glenn H. Landis GEd’69, Lititz, PA, a retired physical science teacher at Delaware County Community College; Dec. 1.
Dr. Barton L. Mackey D’69, Wilmington, DE, a retired dentist; Oct. 3. One brother is Dr. David L. Mackey M’62.
David A. Rubenstein W’69, West Allis, WI, an owner and operator of several retail stores; Oct. 26.
Lynne Goodstein CW’70, State College, PA, a professor of sociology, psychology, and women’s studies, as well as an administrator, at a number of schools, including Juniata College, Simmons College, Penn State, and the University of Connecticut; Nov. 5.
Marie J. Hall G’70, Delanco, NJ, an English translator of Polish and Russian texts; Aug. 8, 2016.
Zenon Mazurkevich GAr’70 GCP’70 GFA’70, Elkins Park, PA, an architect known for designing beautiful churches; Oct. 26. One son is Dorian S. Mazurkevich C’95.
Dr. Bowmer Preston Thomas M’70, Louisville, a retired pathologist; Nov. 18, 2017. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star.
Franklin T. Barrett SW’71, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a retired pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church and prison chaplain; Dec. 7.
William R. Bloom Jr. WG’71, Mooresville, NC, a retired furniture company salesman and executive; Nov. 4.
Paul D. Rehal GEE’71, Hazle Township, PA, a retired aerospace engineer for the US Navy; Nov. 4.
Allen W. Counts WG’72, Muskogee, OK, former head and cofounder of an investment banking firm in New York; Oct. 28. He later worked as an attorney.
Donna Broker Epstein CW’72 GEd’72, Wynnewood, PA, an attorney; Aug. 2. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and Penn Chorus. One son is Eric J. Epstein C’01, whose wife is Rebecca Ingis Epstein C’98. Her nieces and nephews include Sandra Epstein C’87, Rachel Broker C’91, and Jason Epstein C’92.
Hilton O. Garnes Jr. WG’72, San Antonio, a retired manager with the Air Force Audit Agency and retired colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserves; Jan. 21, 2018.
Louise Chaffee Kuklis CW’72, New Rochelle, NY, a retired middle school and high school teacher in Edgemont, NY; June 28. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
John J. Lorden Jr. WG’72, Punta Gorda, FL, retired head of a management consulting company; Nov. 29.
Dr. Paul A. Messaris ASC’72 Gr’77 , San Francisco, the Lev Kuleshov Emeritus Professor of Communication in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, Dec. 1. After teaching at Queens College, he was hired at Penn in 1977 as assistant professor, where he remained until his retirement in 2017. He was one of the preeminent scholars of visual communication and how people make sense out of visual language. His books Visual “Literacy”: Image, Mind, and Reality (1994) and Visual Persuasion: The Role of Images in Advertising (1997) are classic texts in the category. In 1998, he worked with the School of Engineering and Applied Science and PennDesign to develop the Digital Media Design interdisciplinary major, one of the early programs to focus on computer graphics, animation, and games.
Dr. Daniel A. Nesi GM’72, Furlong, PA, former chief of staff at Doylestown Hospital; Sept. 14. He served in the US Army as a surgeon.
Lee A. Brown W’73, Liberty, MO, a real estate executive; May 8. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.
Alan B. Peoples PT’73, Newark, DE, a retired physical therapist; Aug. 6.
James L. F. Waddell Gr’73, Naples, FL, a biology professor at the University of Minnesota; Jan. 31. He previously taught at Penn, Drexel, Cabrini, Cornell, and the University of Maine.
Rose Walsh Landers OT’74, Iowa City, IA, Feb. 5, 2018.
Edward W. Jones WEv’75, Manahawkin, NJ, a quality assurance manager at Automotive Rentals; August 16, 2016. He served in the US Army.
Joe Ann Dupard Akpan SW’76, Vacherie, LA, a retired social worker; Nov. 21.
James H. Davis W’76, Centerville, MA, a human resources manager; Oct. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society.
Dr. Eric Lewis D’76, Chula Vista, CA, a retired captain of the US Naval Dental Corps; Sept. 29.
Neal S. Loeb W’76, Watertown, WI, Nov. 4.
Constance R. Roberts-Pydych SW’76 , Philadelphia, a former librarian; Nov. 1. Her husband is Charles P. Pydych WG’61.
Michael W. Gery C’77, Marblehead, MA, head of a parking company; Nov. 21. He previously worked as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations, creating a chemistry model to assess air pollution that is still used today. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.
Dr. Joseph Neustein M’77, Boca Raton, FL, a retired orthopedic surgeon who maintained a practice in El Paso, TX; Jan. 29, 2017. One son is Michael S. Neustein W’04, and one daughter is Dr. Shira G. Fishman EAS’98.
Janice M. DiGiovanni OT’78, Kalamazoo, MI, a former occupational therapist, special education supervisor and school principal; April 14, 2017.
Guy L. Irwin WEv’78, Oreland, PA, co-owner of G&F Systems Incorporated, a manufacturer of food processing equipment; Nov. 30. His wife is Gail Hood Irwin CGS’78 Nu’82, and one daughter is Jeanne Roig-Irwin C’07 L’10.
Stephen A. Marder ME’78 , Birdsboro, PA, Nov. 1, 2017. He worked in the utility industry and published a book on railroad and canal history of northeastern Pennsylvania. His mother is Nancy A. Marder CW’44, his brother is William Z. Zarder ME’70, and his sister is Ellen Marder Pries CW’71.
Susan Thayer Wilmerding PT’78, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired pediatric physical therapist; April 11, 2018. Her daughter is Amy Wilmerding Manny C’82, and one son is J. Christopher Wilmerding C’88.
Elizabeth Sherman Swing Gr’79, Concord, MA, professor emerita of education at Saint Joseph’s University; Oct. 23. Her son is Bradford Swing L’88.
Dr. Sally Archer Gr’80, Roxbury, VT, a former psychology professor at the College of New Jersey; April 3, 2018.
Alese Rubinroit Garner C’80, New York, an administrative law judge at the City of New York Department of Finance; June 20.
Dr. Thomas Francis Burns Gr’81, Millington, MD, former assistant professor at Wharton and group director at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government; Aug. 3. He joined Wharton’s faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor in the department of social systems sciences and also served as a senior research associate for Wharton’s Management and Behavioral Science Center for several years. After leaving Penn, he went on to become the founding director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning in Philadelphia, a national evaluation and strategy firm committed to innovation and shared learning in the social sector, and then served as president of Urban Ventures Group, a national community development consulting company.
Janet Berney Hunt L’81, Charlotte, NC, senior vice president and associate general counsel for Bank of America; Nov. 10. At Penn, she was a member of the Law Review. Her husband is H. Thomas Hunt L’81.
Dr. Daniel A. Laurent M’81, Herndon, VA, a retired urologist; Nov. 27.
Dr. Cynthia Lee Ketterer C’83, Houston, a general surgeon at El Campo Memorial Hospital; Dec. 5. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s squash and tennis teams. Her brother is Frederick D. Ketterer W’91, and her sister is Gwyneth M. Ketterer C’86 W’86.
Dr. William W. Vernon G’84, Carlisle, PA, professor emeritus of geology at Dickinson College; Oct. 30. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. Celeste Clement GEd’85, Radnor, PA, an art therapist, teacher, and children’s books author; Feb. 25, 2018.
Philip Eugene Marshall WG’85, Winter Park, FL, a financial executive; Dec. 8. His wife is Caroline Bensabat Marshall GL’85.
Jeffrey H. Fischer C’86, Germantown, MD, a deputy assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission; Nov. 19.
Dr. Constance Ryskamp-Schipper GEd’86 GrD’86, Holland, MI, a retired elementary school principal and reading specialist; Nov. 27.
Dr. Eric A. Richard EAS’87, Pittsford, NY, a doctor of internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital and a professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Oct. 24.
Katie Melynda Loeb C’88, Philadelphia, a restaurant manager and bartender known for making specialty cocktails; Dec. 8. She authored a cocktail book Shake, Stir, Pour (2012) with a foreword by famous chef Jose Garces.
Janice Grisan WEv’89 G’95 WEv’97, Berlin, NJ, Aug. 5. Her sons are Richard Grisan ChE’83 and Daniel Grisan W’85, and her daughter is Bonnie Grisan C’92.
Eugene J. Dooley WG’90, Frazer, PA, the police chief of East Whiteland township and former Philadelphia Police chief inspector; March 13, 2018. He served as actor Harrison Ford’s guide into the life of Philadelphia’s police homicide unit in preparation for the 1985 movie Witness and later briefly worked in film development for Columbia Motion Pictures. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Edward R. Eisenlord Jr. GEd’90, Alpharetta, GA, a retired US Army captain; Nov. 19.
David Sanborn Hunt C’90 GCP’91, Wilmington, DE, a founding partner of Green Line Business Group, whose signature product, Danio Diary, is part of a larger technology suite designed to securely connect individuals receiving health care with family and friends; March 2, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of the Penn Band and the comedy group Without a Net. His parents are Chase S. Hunt C’52 and Suzanne Mahn Hunt Ed’54.
Brian J. Gordon C’91, Weston, CT, Nov. 18. He owned his own strategic consulting business and served in Weston’s local government. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society. His parents are Ronald B. Gordon W’64 and Claire Israel Gordon CW’64.
Michelle A. Roybal WG’96, Portland, OR, a former consultant and finance executive; Jan. 16, 2018.
Dr. William R. Brennen CGS’97, Wynnewood, PA, emeritus associate professor of chemistry; Nov. 9. He joined the faculty in 1966 and was promoted to associate professor in 1970, which he remained until retirement in 2005. He was the principal investigator of a 1970 project, titled Excitation of Atomic Nickel in the Reaction Between Nickel Carbonyl and Active Nitrogen , which was sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Commerce.
Owen Seaton WAM’97, Castle Rock, CO, a retired US Army colonel and founding officer of the United States Investigations Services, a security services firm; Nov. 17, 2017.
Dr. Thomas Williams Adams Gr’98, New Hope, PA, former director of Penn’s English Language Programs and a professor in the Graduate School of Education; Oct. 21. He served two years in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. Then, after receiving his master’s of education from Temple University in 1977, he took a position with Bell Helicopter International in Iran, where he taught English to helicopter pilots in the Imperial Iranian Army. In 1987, he began teaching at Penn’s English Language Programs, moving up the ranks to director. He subsequently taught at the Graduate School of Education and was awarded a citation for outstanding teaching in 1996. He retired in 2012.
Jane E. Hinkle GEd’99, Philadelphia, a former business writer and teacher; Oct. 21. Her wife is Abbe Fay Fletman L’88.
Robert A. Koons WG’01, Columbia, SC, an attorney; April 13, 2018.
Dr. Debra L. Wiegand Gr’03, North Wales, PA, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing; Nov. 13.
Roy W. Wyss C’09, Millvale, PA, a senior business analyst at PNC Bank; Nov. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the men’s swimming team.
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Faculty & Staff
Dr. Thomas Williams Adams. See Class of 1998.
Dr. William R. Brennen. See Class of 1997.
Mildred “Milly” Brill. See Class of 1942.
Dr. Thomas Francis Burns. See Class of 1981.
Dr. Dorothy Cheney, Devon, PA, emeritus professor of biology in the School of Arts and Sciences and renowned primate researcher; Nov. 9. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Seyfarth, professor emeritus of psychology, joined Penn’s faculty in 1985 and cotaught a popular animal behavior class. She and Dr. Seyfarth produced groundbreaking research on the communication and social structures of baboons and other monkeys living in the wild. One of their most notable experiments found that monkeys are able to warn each other not only when a predator is present but also what type of predator is approaching. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995 and was elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She received the Biology Department Teaching Award in 2009 and retired in 2016.
Dr. Eugene A. Hildreth. See Class of 1954.
Dr. Georg Nicolaus “Nico” Knauer , Haverford, PA, emeritus professor of classical studies; Oct. 28. After teaching at the Free University of Berlin, he joined the faculty at Penn in 1975, where he remained until his retirement in 1988. He was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Resident of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy, among other appointments. He is best known for the book that originated as his 1961 Habilitationsschrift on Vergil’s imitation of Homer in the Aeneid, Die Aeneis und Homer. His study of Vergil and Homer remains one of the most frequently cited books in the field of classics.
Robert P. Levy. See Class of 1952.
Dr. Arthur W. “Drew” Mellen IV, Cherry Hill, NJ, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Pennsylvania Hospital and clinical associate professor at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Oct. 27. He earned his degree in medicine from Jefferson Medical College in 1980 and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital. From 1984 until his death, he was a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Paul A. Messaris. See Class of 1972.
Dr. Murray Griffin Murphey, Bala Cynwyd, PA, emeritus professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences; Dec. 6. He received a two-year appointment at Penn as a Rockefeller Fellow, and was appointed an assistant professor of American civilization in 1956, moving up the ranks to full professorship in 1966. He served as chair of the history department for long periods, and for a time edited American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association. He was instrumental in restructuring Penn’s American Civilization department as its own discipline, by applying the concepts of social sciences to the data of the nation’s history. He retired in 2000. He is the author and coauthor of many books on the history of philosophy. In early 2018, after two months in the hospital and shortly after his 90th birthday, he published Thorstein Veblen: Economist and Social Theorist.
Dr. Natalia Isachuk Pazuniak. See Class of 1956.
Raymond G. Perelman. See Class of 1940.
Timothy Burgess Powell, Philadelphia, senior lecturer in the department of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences; Nov. 1. He taught at Kenyon College and the University of Georgia in Athens before joining the faculty at Penn in 2006 with his wife, Eve Troutt Powell, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies. He devoted his career to the preservation and revitalization of Native American and indigenous language and culture, and was a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum. He founded the Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities (EPIC) at the Penn Language Center, which digitizes texts in indigenous languages before returning them to their cultural homes; and he served as EPIC’s director until his death. One son is Jibreel J. Powell C’16.
Dr. David B. Schaffer. See Class of 1963 .
Dr. Donald J. White, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of archaeology and curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean section for more than 30 years; Nov. 21. He taught at the University of Michigan before joining Penn’s faculty in 1973 as a professor of classical archaeology. He was especially well known as a field archaeologist, directing excavations in central Sicily, coastal Libya, and Egypt. In Libya, he and his team excavated an enormous amount of the Cyrene sanctuary, with discoveries ranging from the 7th century BCE to the 3rd century CE. He was fluent in Latin, ancient Greek, Italian, German, and French, and he also spoke some Arabic. An avid competitive rower well into his 50s, he served for several years on the Committee on Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn.