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July|August 2014


Morris Gamm C’29, Glastonbury, Conn., Feb. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity and the wrestling team. His son is John R. Gamm C’66 and his grandsons are Dr. Steven Jeffrey Altschuler C’85 and Daniel L. Altschuler C’88.

Samuel L. Pinkenson W’29, Philadelphia, Dec. 21. His daughters are Rita Takiff Stein CW’63 and Linda R. Dzuba DH’66 and his grandchildren are Sharyn R. Stein C’89 and Daniel J. Stein C’98.


Morris H. Sheer C’33 L’36, Stone Harbor, N.J., a retired attorney; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. During World War II, he worked on counterespionage for the FBI in New York.


Charles R. Scott W’36 GEd’42, Haverford, Pa., former associate athletic director at Penn and former head coach (for 23 years) of the men’s soccer team; April 9. As a student, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Friars Senior Society, and the men’s track team. Captain of the 1935 men’s soccer team, Charley was an All-America athlete. He is a member of the inaugural class (1996) of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the National Soccer and the Big 5 halls of fame. He also served on the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and the US Olympic Soccer Committee; he helped train the US Olympic team in 1948 and 1956. Charley Scott received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1981. During World War II, he served with the US Navy on destroyer escort in the North Atlantic and on a landing ship in the Pacific. His daughters are Jeanne Scott Condos CW’64 and Bonnie Scott Gleeson CW’69 CGS’89, whose husband is Christopher Gleeson W’67.


Morris H. Sheer C’33 L’36, Stone Harbor, N.J., a retired attorney; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. During World War II, he worked on counterespionage for the FBI in New York.


Harold E. Morris W’38, St. Petersburg, Fla., retired freight traffic consultant for Nationwide Traffic Service; March 15. He had served in the US Army.


Katharine Foster Nelson CW’39, Portland, Ore., retired administrative assistant at the Devereux Foundation in Devon, Pa.; March 11. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Elizabeth W. Woodring Ed’39, Proctor, Vt., a retired teacher at Upper Moreland High School; Nov. 21. During World War II, she served in the US Navy.


Dr. Samuel Hahn C’40 D’42, Palm Harbor, Fla., a retired colonel in the US Air Force; Jan. 20.


Henry L. Baron W’41, Los Angeles, retired head of a real-estate firm; Dec. 23, 2012. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Dolores Reardon Beebe CW’41, Franklin Lakes, N.J., Feb. 5.

Arthur I. Caplan C’41, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., July 5. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and of the men’s baseball, tennis, and basketball teams. He spent his career in the automotive industry. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

David Engelson W’41, Bridgeport, Conn., retired founding partner of an accounting firm; Feb. 25. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Arnold M. Geiger D’41, White Plains, N.Y., a retired orthodontist; Jan. 17.

Upton M. Hillelson W’41, Richmond, Va., retired founder, CEO, and president of Granite Mills, the New England textile firm; March 8. During World War II, he was a gunnery officer in the US Navy.

John M. Law WG’41, Atlanta, retired agent for Northwestern Mutual; Sept. 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Mabry Remington Lyman CW’41, Williamsburg, Va., a retired elementary school teacher; Jan. 7. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming and field-hockey teams.

Lois Moulton HUP’41, Barre, Vt., a retired nurse; Dec. 25.


Frances Windolph Dean Ed’42 GEd’44, Lancaster, Pa., a retired history teacher at Haverford High School; Feb. 24. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Patricia Reiley Clifton CW’42, Waco, Tex.; March 15.

Dr. Morton B. Glenn C’42, West Palm Beach, Fla., a retired physician; March 1. During World War II, he served in the US Navy Medical Corps.

Edward J. Murtaugh W’42, Portsmouth, R.I., a retired attorney; Jan. 3. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Elizabeth M. Price CW’42, Simpsonville, Ky., Jan. 2


John A. Lawler Jr. EE’43, Philadelphia, a long-time employee of the old New Jersey Bell; March 12. At Penn he was manager of men’s basketball, and a member of Kite & Key, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, and The Daily Pennsylvanian. He had served as president of the Class of 1943, its newsletter editor, and later chair of its gift committee. During World War II, he served with the US Army in the Philippines.

Thomas V. Markle W’43, Wayzata, Minn., March 22. A retired banking executive with the old Norwest Corp; At Penn, he was a member of the men’s golf team. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific.

James M. Shulman W’43, Solon, Ohio, a retired social worker for the Jewish Family Service Association; Aug. 10, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team. During World War II, he served in the US Army.


Dr. Erwin A. Cohen C’44 M’48, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a retired surgeon; April 9. His son is Dr. Sidney A. Cohen M’80 Gr’82 GM’84.

James T. Karabasz W’44, Allentown, Pa., former owner of Luria Steel and the Albright Son & Co.;April 6. At Penn, he was a member of the Friars Senior Society and the men’s rowing team. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific. His children are Barbara Ann Shotwell CW’70, Dr. John D. Karabasz C’71 D’76, whose wife is Dr. Sara A. Chinn-Karabasz D’82 GEd’83, and Joellen F. Karabasz W’76.

Shirley Cummings Moyer OT’44, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired occupational therapist at the old Haverford State Hospital; March 20. She later was a professional watercolorist. Her daughter is Dr. Nancy C. Moyer GNu’80 GrNu’86.


William J. Brady Jr. C’45, Philadelphia, a municipal-court judge from 1980 to 2009; April 7. At Penn, he was a member of the football and men’s basketball teams. During World War II, he served in the US Air Force.

Dr. Hunter S. Neal W’45, Simsbury, Conn., a retired physician; Feb. 23.


Wesley Davenport W’46, Lima, Pa., retired corporate secretary and head of administrative affairs for the old Reliance Insurance Co.; Dec 29. His son is W. Scott Davenport W’79 WG’80.


Joseph W. Barth C’47, Brooklawn, N.J., a retired accountant; March 1. At Penn he was a member of the baseball team.

Dr. Kalman C. Kunin GM’47, Madison, Wis., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Nov. 18. He had been medical director of the Youngstown Planned Parenthood for 25 years. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe; he had managed an aid station on Omaha Beach.

Alwyn C. Purinton Jr. W’47, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, former president of Potters Savings & Loan; Feb. 2. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s rowing team. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Ruth S. Reuning Ed’47 GEd’48, Minnetonka, Minn., a retired substitute teacher at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Elementary School; April 3. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and the women’s swimming team. Her husband is Dr. Wilhelm Reuning Ed’48 GEd’48 Gr’56.

Charles F. Seybold ME’47, Sewell, N.J., former vice president of Shieldalloy Corp.; March 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His son is Christopher J. Seybold W’90.

James R. Wilkinson WG’47, Gibsonia, Pa., Dec. 15. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.


Janet Maxton Albertson CW’48, Hemet, Calif., Dec. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Edgar C. Belle W’48, Pittsburgh, Dec. 6. His son is Dr. Steven Belle C’74.

Dr. Robert W. Gibson M’48 GM’52, Parkton, Md., president emeritus of Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital; March 8. He was instrumental in ending its bankruptcy and overseeing desegregation of its facilities.

Dr. Kenneth E. LeBaron D’48, Sudbury, Mass., a retired dentist, who had maintained a practice in Framingham for 35 years; Aug. 2013.

George B. Marsh W’48, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 7.

Dr. Gerald E. McDonnel C’48, Grand Junction, Colo., a retired physician who had maintained a practice for 35 years; April 14. At Penn, he was a member of the football team for a year before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps to serve in World War II. His wife is Ruth Amble McDonnel CW’49 and his brother is Dr. William J. McDonnel C’53 D’57.

Dr. Robert E. Murto M’48 GM’50, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired ophthalmologist; March 20. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

Leonard I. Rubens W’48, Rochester, N.Y., former owner of a uniform firm; March 26. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s squash team.

Robert W. Tannahill C’48, Drexel Hill, Pa., a retired salesman for the old Prince Gardner, manufacturer of leather goods; March 3. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the men’s rowing team. His wife is Katharine R. Tannahill CW’49.


Dr. Willard Aronson C’49 M’54, Atlanta, a retired pathologist who had maintained a practice in Oklahoma City from 1972 to 1997; Nov. 19. During World War II, he served as a pathologist with the US Army in Europe.

Mary E. Dowlin Ed’49, Moorestown, N.J., a retired nurse; Feb. 21. She had served in the US Army during World War II. Her husband is Cornell M. Dowlin Jr. W’50.

Robert Francis Eisele W’49, Churchville, Pa., retiredadvertising manager at the Yarway Corp.; March 22. His wife is Camillus K. Eisele CW’49.

Francis C. Ernst W’49, Succasunna, N.J., a retired contractor at the US Army’s Picatinny Arsenal; Feb. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the men’s rowing team. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

James H. Fitzpatrick Ed’49, Somers Point, N.J., Oct. 25, 2012.

James S. Heaney W’49, New York, former vice president of investments at Legg Mason Wood Walker; Feb 13, 2013. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the men’s rowing team. He rowed on the US Olympic team at the 1952 Games in Helsinki. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps. His son is Hunter M. Heaney C’91 W’91.

Dr. Laurence E. Lundy C’49, Longmeadow, Mass., former first chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Baystate Medical Center; Nov. 8, 2012. He had taught at Tufts University. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Paul E. Newcomer WG’49, York, Pa., former owner of the Quaker City Paper Co.; Dec. 4. He was a veteran of the US Navy.

David M. Perelman W’49 , Lafayette Hill, Pa., a retired partner of the old Fishbein & Co., a CPA firm; Dec. 16, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. His wife is Sylvia G. Perelman G’67, his children are Richard S. Perelman W’79 L’84 WG’84 and Caryn S. Perelman C’84, and his grandson is Benjamin E. Perelman C’15.

Dr. Arnold J. Rawson GM’49, Sarasota, Fla., emeritus professor and former chair of pathology at the Perelman School of Medicine; Jan. 28. He wrote some 100 scientific papers, and received several awards for teaching, including the Lindback Award. After retiring from Penn, he worked on marine-mammal pathology at the Mote Marine Laboratories in Sarasota, Fla. During World War II, he served as a medical officer with US infantry landing crafts in the Pacific, notably the Battle of Okinawa. His son is David W. Rawson L’66 WG’68, whose wife is Dr. Therese C. Rawson Gr’77.

Betty Valardi GEd’49, Wheelwright, Mass., a retired physical-education teacher; March 2.

Robert J. Walton III CE’49, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., retired co-founder of Wilson-Walton International, a marine-corrosion control firm; March 26. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific. His son is Robert J. Walton IV W’73.


Henry W. Berry GEE’50, Roseville, Minn., March 26. He had worked for Honeywell.

Willard S. Boothby Jr. WEv’50, Jupiter, Fla., retired managing director of Paine Webber & Co.; March 22. He had been president of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and served on the board of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Margaret F. Petty Ed’50 GEd’55, Swarthmore, Pa., a retired ESL teacher at Penn; March 26. As a student, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

Dr. Elizabeth Wiley Ed’50, Selinsgrove, Pa., retired professor emeritus of English at Susquehanna University; March 18.


Dr. Jaime Asch GM’51, Mexico City, March 3.

William R. Barclay WEv’51, Worcester, Pa., retired comptroller at the law firm of Berger & Montague; Feb. 6. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Robert M. Bender C’51, Lititz, Pa., retired systems analyst at Raybestos-Manhattan of Manheim; March 22.

Dr. Philip M. Deatherage M’51, Crossville, Tenn., a retired surgeon; Feb. 28. He served with the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Natalie O. Edwards DH’51, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired dental hygienist and office manager; March 16. Her husband is Dr. Jay D. Edwards C’49 D’51.

Alta Acheson Fisher GEd’51, Devon, Pa., March 11. Her daughter isJudith Fisher Hallman C’86 EAS’86.

Joan M. Foreman CW’51, Kensington, Md., retired assistant director of public relations for the American Red Cross; April 12, 2013.

Darrell R. Gordon W’51, Marlton, N.J., retired owner of car dealerships in Philadelphia and New Jersey; March 25. In the early 1970s, General Motors asked him to be its first African American auto dealer in the region. He was a veteran of the US Army and the Air Force.

William D. Harshbarger GME’51, Bloomfield, Conn., March 10.

James A. Hertzman W’51, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 27.

Dr. Yvonne O. Jones D’51, Springfield, Mass., a retired dental surgeon; March 1.

Thomas A. Kenny W’51 WG’53, Jupiter, Fla., retired co-founder of KL Associates, a Wall Street venture-capital firm; Jan. 22.

Steen Meryweather PT’51, Salisbury Cove, Maine, former director of rehabilitative therapy at Mt. Desert Island Hospital; April 5.

Dr. Seigo Nakajima WG’51, Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 24.

Dr. Anthony J. Oropallo GM’51, Barrington, N.J., a retired ophthalmologist; Feb. 20.

Louise Smith Plankenhorn CW’51, Decatur, Ga., Sept. 4. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

P. Michael E. Springman WG’51, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, UK, March 11, 2013.

Alexander Vaccaro W’51, River Vale, N.J., March 6. He had worked at IBM for many years.

Edward G. Weierich W’51, Lebanon, N.J., April 10. He was a retired employee of CPS Chemical. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.

H. Karl Zeswitz W’51, Lancaster, Pa., April 12. He had worked for the old CoreStates Bank. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.


Dr. Kenneth V. Dole M’52, Palo Alto, Calif., a retired physician who maintained a practice there for many years; March 24.

Dr. L. Mario Garcia GM’52, Clermont, Fla., a retired surgeon who had practiced in Delaware for many years; July 29, 2012.

Hon. B. J. Goodheart W’52 L’55, Philadelphia, a retired senior judge on the Court of Common Pleas; March 4. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track and sprint football teams.

Dr. George R. Hart M’52 GM’59, Ft. Myers, Fla., a retired otolaryngologist; Feb. 22.

Dr. Edward F. Johannemann D’52, South Orleans, Mass., a retired dentist who had practiced in New Jersey and Ohio; March 16.

James G. Moore CE’52, Mobile, Ala., a retired construction manager for Scott Paper; Jan. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Harry A. Oleynick C’52, Timonium, Md., retired clinical associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland; Feb. 19.

Albert J. Saddel WEv’52, Hatboro, Pa., Oct. 9, 2012.

Dr. Harry W. Schoenberg M’52 GM’56, Sedona, Ariz., retired head of urology at the University of Chicago, 1976-1993; Nov. 19.

Dr. Jeanne Levy Smith Gr’52, Sarasota, Fla., former professor of psychology at Penn State University; Feb. 7.

Dr. Jack Wister Thrash D’52, Dunedin, Fla., a retired dentist; March 1.


Elizabeth H. Flemming Nu’53, Southampton, Pa., a retired nurse; Dec. 2.

Barbara Littman Greenfield CW’53, a member of the prominent Philadelphia real-estate family company; April 6. She met her late husband, Albert M. Greenfield Jr. W’53, at Penn. As a student, she was a member of Penn Players. She began her 50-year real-estate career first serving as a broker of record in a firm founded by her husband and later in a firm founded by her late father-in-law, which is now operated by her son Albert M. Greenfield III W’78. Known as “The Lady with the Hat,” for decades she was one of the leading real-estate sales and listing agents of high-end residential properties in Center City. She received 22 industry awards for excellence, and in both 1998 and 1999, the Diamond Award from the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors. A noted philanthropist, she put her flair to good use: a board member of the US Committee for UNICEF and chair of the Greater Philadelphia UNICEF Committee, she pioneered its Trick or Treat program in Philadelphia and once convinced Danny Kaye to drive around Philadelphia in her pickup truck, delivering Trick or Treat boxes to public schools, and later did a PR campaign with Gary Cooper. From 1960 to 2013, Barbara Greenfield was a trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She was a founding member and president of Designing Women, a venture capital group for women to invest in Philadelphia and bring in new businesses. Her grandson is Jason L. Greenfield C’04.

Dr. David S. Masland GM’53, Carlisle, Pa., a retired physician who had maintained a practice there for many years; April 2. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Gordon M. Nonnemacher C’53 G’54, Mahwah, N.J., a retired manager for Western Union; Sept. 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Samuel S. Stetzer C’53, Cape Coral, Fla., retired medical director and head of human services for Atlantic County; March 31. A veteran of the US Navy, his daughter is Leslie S. Finkelstein DH’79, whose husband is Aaron E. Finkelstein W’79.


Dr. Francis J. Donahoe Gr’54, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., retiredprofessor emeritus and chair of physics at Wilkes University; July 30, 2013.

Miriam H. Goldberg SW’54, Kensington, Md., Sept. 2, 2012.

Dr. Seymour Holtman C’52 V’54, Philadelphia, retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice for 30 years; March 15. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Leslie E. Lee C’54, New York, a playwright who had served as executive director of the Negro Ensemble Company; Jan.20. He won awards for his work, which included the plays Black Eagles, Ground People, Blues in a Broken Tongue, The Book of Lambert, and The First Breeze of Summer.

Dr. William A. Margolis C’54 D’57, Trappe, Pa., a retired pediatric dentist; March 13. His sister is Marilyn Goldman Tassencourt CW’60.

Dr. Eugene B. Rex GM’54, Winter Park, Fla., former chief of otolaryngology at Lankenau Hospital; April 5.

Thomas A. Turley W’54, Harrison, N.Y., a general partner at the stockbrokers Mabon Nugent & Co.; April 22, 2013.


James L. Barnett W’55, Rye Brook, N.Y., retired CEO for the Publix Shirt Co.; April 25, 2013. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.

John M. Goshko C’55, Chevy Chase, Md., a former journalist who had opened the first bureau in Latin America for The Washington Post; March 23. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Robert S. Levy C’55, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired attorney who founded the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County; April 5. His son is Sander M. Levy W’83.

Benzion J. Rapoport SW’55, Canaan, N.Y., a former psychotherapist; April 18.

Arnold S. Ross W’55, New York, former head of the Ross Companies, an insurance and benefits consultancy; March 30. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.

Joseph M. Salsbury Jr. W’55, Dover, N.H., Dec. 5, 2012. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


Robert E. Curtis Sr. WG’56, Peabody, Mass., retired town manager of Danvers; April 5. He had also managed his family vacation-cottage business.

Warren R. Kahler WEv’56, Turnersville, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012. He had worked for Abbotts Dairy.

Harvey M. Mitnick W’56 L’59, Voorhees, N.J., a retired trial attorney who had maintained a practice in Haddonfield for many years; March 3. His wife is Carol Feldman Mitnick DH’60.

Richard H. Parsons W’56, Newville, Pa., retired director of community relations at Bell Laboratories; April 14. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.

James R. Shope Jr. W’56, Camillus, N.Y., a retired financial adviser with Prudential Securities; March 2. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team. A veteran of the US Navy, his brother is W. Richard Shope W’60 and his sister is Geraldine Shope Shipley HUP’54 Nu’58.


Dr. Richard D. Brobyn M’57 GM’61, Birch Bay, Wash., a retired clinical pharmacologist; March 19.

Sidney B. Congdon W’57, Granville Summit, Pa., retired owner of a home-building and remodeling firm; April 11. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Glenn Johnson WG’57, Middletown, Pa., Feb. 5, 2013. He had worked for the state for many years in public-health services.

William F. Levine C’57, a trial lawyer who maintained a practice in Mineola, N.Y., for many years; Jan. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Dr. Frederick Rankin MacFadden Jr. G’57 Gr’61, Baltimore, professor emeritus of English at Coppin State University; March 19. A scholar of American literature, he edited Knight With Quill: Essays on British and European Literature and Litterateurs (1997). His wife is Jean M. MacFadden MT’57.

Nephi H. Timpson Jr. CCC’57, Laureldale, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013. He had worked for Chrysler First, Inc.


Edwin C. Boyd WG’58, Isle of Wight, Va., a former professor of business administration at Christopher Newport University; Dec. 14.

A. Stephen Coburn W’58, University City, Mo., retired health-care administrator at Washington University; March 19. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the fencing team.

Dolores Costarella Costanzo DH’58, Chambersburg, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; April 20.

Dr. George H. Heilmeier EE’58, Dallas, Tex., inventor of LCDs (the liquid-crystal displays used in calculators, watches, and computers), while working for RCA Laboratories in New Jersey in the 1960s; April 21. He later headed the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, helping to develop stealth aircraft, space-based lasers and infrared technology, and artificial intelligence. For some years chief technical officer of Texas Instruments, he retired in 1983 as chair and CEO of Telcordia Technologies. For his invention of LCDs, Dr. Heilmeier was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1991, the IEEE Medal of Honor (1997), and the Kyoto Prize (2005); he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2009. He was an overseer in Penn Engineering from 1989 until 2011; Heilmeier Hall in the Towne Building was named in his honor in 1999, and Penn Engineering established the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2001.

Richard D. Lanoue WG’58, Portland, Maine, former owner of an office-furniture company; Nov. 12.

Robert H. Logue GEE’58, Media, Pa., July 11, 2013. He had worked for the old PECO Energy.

Ira H. Rheingold C’58, Scottsdale, Ariz., a retired pharmacist who had practiced in Massachusetts; April 3.

Mildred Grim Stern Nu’58, Pleasantville, N.J., a retired health teacher at Atlantic City High School; Jan. 31.

Paul J. Sude L’58, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired attorney; March 31. His wife is Kay Barenkopf Sude CW’58.

Howard L. Yood L’58, East Amherst, N.Y., a retired attorney; April 12.


James A. Berger WEv’59, Citrus Springs, Fla., Jan. 2.

Dr. Richard P. Dakin D’59, Philadelphia, clinical assistant professor of preventive and restorative sciences in the Dental School, where he had also taught, 1963-74; Dec. 29. In the period between he had maintained a private practice for 40 years. His son is Adam D. Dakin W’85 and his daughter is Nathana D. Hirsch SW’92.

Rabbi Richard A. Levine W’59, Voorhees, N.J., leader of Adath Emanu-El congregation in Mt. Laurel, Feb. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity and the men’s track team. His daughter is Yael Levine GEd’04.


Ronald D. Anton GL’60, Grand Island, N.Y., a retired attorney; April 1.

Winchester P. Britton II W’60, Chatham, N.J., former head of an advertisers-mailing firm; March 28. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. He was a veteran of the US Marines.

William J. Connell C’60, Aston, Pa., June 10, 2013.

David H. Sapp GEE’60, Cherry Hill, N.J., Jan. 15. He had worked for RCA/GE Aerospace.


William A. Anderson CGS’61, Chalfont, Pa., a retired supervisor for the old Bell Telephone Co.; March 3.

John H. Frohlicher WG’61, Alexandria, Va., a retired attorney; Jan. 14.

Dr. Edward L. Hitz V’61, Elizabethtown, Pa., a former veterinarian who later was a restaurateur; March 26.

Dr. Chote Thumasathit GM’61, McKinney, Tex., a retired physician; July 15, 2012. His wife is Dr. Bhoonsri Sathirapatya GM’63 and his son is Suthee Thumasathit C’87.

Dr. Nicholas J. Vincent M’61, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice there for 31 years; Feb. 24. His wife is Sue Forster Vincent GEd’61.

Dr. Merrill N. Werblun M’61, Henderson, Nev., a retired physician; Oct. 26.

Rev. John J. Ziegler Jr. G’61, Colorado Springs, former regional director for Lutheran Social Services; Dec. 9.


Dr. Robert W. Doherty Gr’62, Pittsburgh, a former professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh; Feb. 5, 2013. He wrote Disputed Waters: Native Americans and the Great Lakes Fishery (1991).

Jean Stone Evans SW’62, Charlotte, N.C., July 19, 2013.

Robert J. Kerns C’62, East Hartford, Conn., Feb. 7.

John S. Piontkowski GEE’62, Medford, N.J., a retired electrical engineer with Lockheed-Martin; March 26.

Dr. Jon A. Rinnander C’62, Tucson, Ariz., retired head of Christ Church School in Istanbul, a program for refugee children; June 7, 2013.

Dr. Jeno M. Scharer ChE’62 Gr’65, Waterloo, Ont., professor emeritus of biochemical engineering at the University of Waterloo; Sept. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team.

Rev. Dr. Chirackal P. Varki SW’62, Lansdale, Pa., a retired clinical psychologist; March 26. He was an ordained priest of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church.


Howard D. Arnold SW’63, Blue Bell, Pa., the first faculty master of the W.E.B. DuBois College House, which he had helped establish, and former associate dean and associate professor emeritus at the School of Social Policy & Practice; March 3. The first African-American tenured professor at Penn, he co-founded the Black Faculty and Administrators group. His wife is Gudrun Weis Arnold CW’63 and his children are Dr. Jeanne Arnold SW’80 GrEd’06 and Howard D. Arnold Jr. WEv’93.

Wilma M. Greston MT’63 , Mamaroneck, N.Y., Nov. 4. She had worked for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. John T. Ramsay Jr. GrEd’63, Naples, Fla., a former professional basketball coach who took the Portland Trail Blazers to a NBA Championship in 1977; April 28. Widely known as Jack Ramsay or Dr. Jack, his professional coaching career spanned 21 seasons; he later was an analyst for ESPN. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He also coached the St. Joseph’s University men’s team (1958 to 1967) and the Philadelphia 76ers (1968-72). He helped develop the Big 5, the annual Philadelphia college-basketball series.

Geraldine Weil HUP’63, Collegeville, Pa, a former nurse who was kitchen manager at Spring House Estates; Dec. 17.

Dr. Robert F. Wolff GEd’63, Kutztown, Pa., professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science at Kutztown University; March 27. He was also coach of men’s and women’s tennis there.


David J. Brown WG’64, Paradise Valley, Ariz., a real-estate developer; Feb. 1.

Courtney B. Davis PT’64, Doylestown, Pa., a retired physical therapist; Sept. 5.

Nan Swerdloff Gross CW’64, Wyncote, Pa., April 21.

John W. Jeffers L’64, Hudson, Ohio, a retired managing partner at the law firm of Weston Hurd, LLP; April 11.

Judith Goldstein Joseph CW’64, North Hero, Vt., a retired attorney; Feb. 21. She was coordinator for the Vermont Network Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Her husband is Hon. Ben W. Joseph C’64 L’68.

Anne J. McGuigan Nu’64, Bridgeton, N.J., March 25.

James R. Pacific WEv’64, Wyomissing, Pa., retired head of Eagle Chemical Co.; May 1, 2013.

Ronald M. Urvater W’64, New York, Oct. 14.


Joanne Boucher Griffith Nu’65, Lincoln, Calif., a retired nurse; June 1, 2013. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Her husband is David L. Griffith GEE’63, her sister is Sheryl J. Boucher CW’68, and her daughter is Dr. Caroline L. Merchant V’92.

Donald A. Kawash G’65, Philadelphia, a leading ragtime virtuoso pianist, who was a music and history teacher at Germantown Friends School; April 25. A three-time winner of the All-American Ragtime Piano Competition, he performed at the Smithsonian Institution and the Kimmel Center.

Camille Mueller FA’65, Scottsdale, Ariz., a portrait artist and sculptor; Aug. 2, 2013.

Robert O. Schoffstall GM’65, Wetumpka, Ala., Jan. 22.


Fred Manders CGS’66, Voorhees, N.J., Oct. 24.

Robert I. Slater C’66, Jerusalem, a journalist there with Time magazine from 1976 to 1996; March 25. He was a former chair of the Foreign Press Association in Israel.


Alan P. Mittelman SW’67, Coatesville, Pa., a retired social worker. Sept. 22.

Dr. Bernard E. Pennock GrEd’67, Hilton Head Island, S.C., former professor of pulmonary medicine at the University of Pittsburgh; April 22. His wife is Dr. Kathleen H. Harris Ed’57.

Harold A. Schwartz Jr. L’67, Chattanooga, Tenn., a retired attorney; March 5.

Joan S. Valdez SW’67, Sicklerville, N.J.,a retired social worker at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital for many years; March 27.


William C. Beisswanger WG’68, Paia, Hawaii, a retired senior partner for Ernst & Young; Oct. 21, 2012.

Iris K. Darlington SW’68, Philadelphia, a retired social worker; Dec. 1.

Dr. Lydia K. Hebestreit GNu’68, Berwick, Victoria, Australia, Feb. 1.

Dr. Marlene Lazzaro Panek CW’68, Philadelphia, a retired principal in the Philadelphia School District; March 6. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming and sailing teams. Her daughter is Marilyn O. Primiano-Waterman C’96.


Martha Comerton Drayton CGS’69, Myerstown, Pa., Jan. 5.


Jack A. Hudson GEE’71, Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 9. He had worked at Sandia National Laboratories for many years.

Gregory D. Keeney L’71, Merion, Pa., Dec. 14.

David N. Larsen G’71, Olympia, Wash., an employee for the state Department of Natural Resources; Feb. 20.

Robert J. Lynch Jr. C’71, Westport, Conn., Aug. 21, 2013. He worked in finance for over 35 years at Citibank, US Trust, and Barclays. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the men’s soccer and lacrosse teams.


Thomas R. Liebermann C’72 CE’75 WG’75, Gloucester, Mass., CEO of Advanced Systems International; March 11. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team, and competed on the US National Team in the 1974 World Cup. His children are Ethan K. Liebermann C’04 and Nyssa K. Liebermann C’07.


Constance Goldman Beresin CGS’74, Swarthmore, Pa., retired chief development officer for Jewish Employment and Vocational Services in Philadelphia; March 19.

Dr. Muchuan M. Chen GrEd’74 WG’83, Coral Springs, Fla., a retired electrical engineer for ABB; July 11, 2012.

James F. Gismondi Jr. WG’74, Farmington Hills, Mich., a retired executive with Ford; April 2, 2013.

Dr. Sterling S. Keyes GrEd’74, Odenton, Md., former coordinator of education services for New York state; Nov. 8, 2012.

John N. Worgan PT’74, Brewster, Mass., a retired physical therapist; March 22.


Brian J. Fegely G’78, Royersford, Pa., Feb. 9.


Robert Comer WG’79, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Sept. 26. His sister is Dr. Susan C. Kitei C’78 and his brother is Marc J. Comer W’85, WG’89.

Dr. Quinton J. Hanssens V’79, Rogers, Ark., a poultry veterinarian; March 27.

Joseph O’Connor W’79, Tempe, Ariz., the city coordinator; April 20, 2013. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the men’s rowing team. He had been head crew coach at the University of Miami (1998-2005).


Judith H. Munson WG’80, Asheville, N.C., June 5, 2013.

Dr. Maita H. Schneiderman-Milstein Gr’80, Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2012.


Patricia E. Dever WEv’81, Batavia, Ill., a building consultant for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America; Feb. 19.

Dr. Adrian J. Donaghue D’81, West Chester, Pa., a cosmetic dentist; March 12. He taught at Penn.

Victoria C. Smith C’81, Frederick, Md., a preschool teacher; March 10. Her husband is William H. Smith C’81.


Andrew C. Roth GAr’82, Signal Mountain, Tenn., a partner in the architectural firm of Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson; Feb. 28.

Christopher B. Terry WEv’82, Menlo Park, Calif., a builder; April 15.

Paul K. Woodburn Jr. GEd’82, Mt. Airy, Pa., director of correctional mental health services for Bucks County Correctional Facility; Feb. 13.

David E. Worth C’82, New York, Feb. 7.


Dr. Jonathan E. Diehl V’83, Weston, Mass., a veterinarian who had maintained a practice there for over 20 years; Oct. 10.

Dr. David P. Schleimer D’83, Alamo, Calif., an orthodontist; Jan. 11.


Caroline Raievski GL’84, Suresnes, France, Dec. 26. Her husband is François F. Vergne GL’84.


Dr. Jurg L. Jaggi Gr’85, Barrington, N.J., clinical professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine; March 11, 2013. He specialized in improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders through deep brain stimulation surgery. His daughter is Sara K. Veldman C’06, whose husband is Dr. Peter B. Veldman C’04 M’08.

Michael P. Pinto WG’85, Baltimore, former vice-chair of M&T Bank; April 22. His daughter is Ruchika Thiru W’06.


Holger G. Ericsson Jr. WG’88, Weston, Conn., an e-commerce executive for Digital Equipment Corporation; Sept. 10.


Dr. Peter Marvit G’92 Gr’99, Baltimore, a research scientist with a NIH contractor; Sept. 17, 2012.

Robert Alan Strumwasser L’92, Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 29.


Warren Bruce Atkins WG’96, Cape Cod, Mass., Jan. 24. He had worked in private equity.


Brian G. Lenhard L’04, Wilmington, Del., a commercial litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; March 13.


Pamela Irvin-Lazorko GNu’06, Philadelphia, Feb. 1.

Min J. Kim WG’06, London, Oct. 28.

Ralitsa Slavenkova G’08, Princeton, N.J., Feb. 25.


Brian J. Trainor L’11, Newark, N.J., a prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; Feb. 19.


Justin R. Broglie EAS’12, McMurray, Pa., founder of a web-app firm; April 7.

Faculty and Staff

Howard D. Arnold. See Class of 1963.

Dr. Richard P. Dakin. See Class of 1959.

Dr. Adrian J. Donaghue. See Class of 1981.

Dr. Jurg L. Jaggi. See Class of 1985.

Dr. Mitchell Litt, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of bioengineering; March 2. A founding member of the bioengineering department, he received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1963. He published dozens of papers on biotransport, cellular bioengineering, and bio-rheology, and helped develop instrumentation which improved the diagnosis of respiratory and other diseases. His children are Ellen Litt Simons Nu’80 and Steven E. Litt EE’86.

Margaret F. Petty. See Class of 1950.

Dr. Arnold J. Rawson. See Class of 1949.

Charles R. Scott. See Class of 1936.

Dr. Russell P. Sebold Hon’71, West Chester, Pa. the former Edwin R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages and former department chair who had taught from 1968 until he retired in 1998; April 7. General editor of the Hispanic Review, he wrote 39 books and over 200 scholarly articles. A noted scholar of 18th and 19th-century Hispanic literature, he was recognized by the Cervantes Virtual Library as one of the most influential Hispanists in history. His daughter is Mary Sebold C’82.

Dr. Norman E. Smith, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of music; March 5. He came to Penn as assistant professor in 1964, remaining until his retirement in 2000, and was director of music graduate studies from 1967 until 1983. He specialized in early polyphony.

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