Robert W. Zimmerman WEv’10, Warminster, Pa., Oct. 22, 1999.


Lila Penny Wilde Ed’23, Oxford, Pa., Aug. 8, 1999.


Henry S. Louchheim W’24, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 28, 2002.


Paul F. McAlenney C’25, Skillman, N.J., Dec. 23, 1998.


Evalina Mattson Collins Gipe Ed’26, Broomall, Pa., June 28.

Dr. W. Harding Kneedler M’26, Davidson, N.C., a retired physician; March 21, 2002.


Dr. F. Franklin Becker C’27 D’28, Lakewood, N.J., a dentist who had practiced for 42 years, until his retirement in 1970; May 21.

John L. Hamilton Jr. Ar’27, Kaneohe, Hawaii, March 22, 2002.

William M. Wood W’27, Wytheville, Va., a retired specialist in marine insurance; June 3. He began his career in New York with the Insurance Co. of North America, then worked for the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. of Philadelphia and Walter F. Smith and Co. in Trenton, N.J. Following his retirement, he joined Broome and Hourigan Insurance Agency in Toms River, retiring again in 1987. At Penn he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He played varsity soccer all four years at Penn and on the alumni team well into his fifties. A champion sailor and teacher of sailing, he began racing on Toms River and Barnegat Bay in 1916 and last sailed there in 1994. He was a lifelong member of the Island Heights Yacht Club and had served as its commodore in 1958.


Eleanor Long Lane OT’28, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., April 28, 2000.

Marion Bjornson Reed G’28, Newark, Del., April 2, 2003.


Charles A. Hammell WEv’29, Dunedin, Fla., March 4, 2001.

Michael M. Magarick C’29 Philadelphia, July 21, 2001.

George W. Smedley WEv’29, Wynnewood, Pa., July 24.


Dr. Israel B. Bender D’30, Philadelphia, a retired endodontist; June 7.

Robert H. Bolton W’30, Alexandria, La., the retired senior chair of Rapides Bank (now Bank One); July 15. He began his career at the Guaranty Trust Bank in New York, and then joined Rapides Bank as president, chair, and senior chair. In 2000 the Louisiana State Banker’s Association presented him with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. An active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, he had been chair of deacons, chair of trustees, and Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He had also served as a trustee of Louisiana College and the Louisiana Baptist Foundation, and was a past-president of the board of Baptist Hospital (now Rapides Regional Medical Center). He had served as a U.S. Naval lieutenant during the Second World War.

Dr. Samuel Heiman ChE’30 Gr’48, Philadelphia, a retired chemist in the metal-finishing field; June 7. He began his career in the petroleum industry before joining Graham, Savage and Associates in 1935, where he did electroplating research. He later worked for Battelle Memorial Institute, and in 1945 he became technical director of Philadelphia Rust-Proof Co. In 1961 he joined the missile and space division of General Electric as a supervising engineer in the electrochemistry and coatings section. While at GE, he was sent to the then Soviet Union on a technical exchange program. He remained as a consultant to GE after his retirement in 1972. Dr. Heiman taught classes in electroplating at Temple University for 16 years, and then served as a consultant in Colombia, South America. An expert on Russian and Middle Eastern affairs, he lectured extensively on these subjects. He held several U.S. patents. He was a former national president of the American Electroplaters’ Society. He received the U.S. Naval Ordinance Award in 1945. His son is William M. Heiman W’64.

Matthew H. McConnell Jr. C’30, Media, Pa., May 30.

Henry E. Schwartz WEv’30, Elizabethtown, Pa., a retired attorney; Sept. 22, 2002.

Benjamin H. Shapiro WEv’30, Philadelphia, June 14.

Alfred S. Warner W’30, Ambler, Pa., July 2.


Wesley R. Anderson W’31, Stony Brook, N.Y., June 21, 2002. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and he was a member of the rowing team.

Dr. Richard Pennington Bailey C’31 Gr’35, Annapolis, Md., July 23. A dedicated chess player, he was a member of the chess team while at Penn. His interest in genealogy led him to research both the Pennington and Bailey family lines, in the U.S. and abroad. He served as the president and first executive director of the Pennington Research Association.

Dr. S. Michael Lesse C’31, Easton, Pa., a retired physician; Aug. 5.

David Litvin WEv’31, Philadelphia, Nov. 5, 1998.

Genevieve D. Minnich NTS’31, Boca Raton, Fla., Aug. 18, 2002.

Carl A. Mintz W’31, Cleveland, an attorney in Cleveland for 68 years; June 18. He began his career as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, covering the law beat. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1938. As a defense attorney and sole practitioner, he focused on criminal cases early in his career, switching to civil law, with an emphasis in tax law, later in life. Known for his wit and attention to detail, he once responded to a parsimonious client’s request for an itemized bill, with “Telephone call, 10 cents. Knowing who to call and what to say, $9,999.90.” Although raised in a Democratic family, he declared himself a Republican in 1942 and ran, unsuccessfully, for state senate in 1948. The Cuyahoga County Bar Association elected him a life member in 1985. He was a founder of the Cleveland Ethical Culture Society. During the Second World War he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s 38th military-police criminal-investigation division. Discharged in 1946 after serving two years and three days, he liked to quip that he could never figure out how the Army managed to “steal” those three extra days, according to his family.

Edmond Sarnese W’31, North Wales, Pa., an accountant for the old Esso Co. (now Exxon) from 1945 until his retirement in 1963; June 30. He had been an accountant for Standard Oil from 1932 to 1943. And he had been in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, serving in the Pacific Theater.

Eleanor Downey Smith Ed’31, Moorestown, N.J., July 31.


Hilton H. Anderton WEF’32, Reading, Pa., June 2. He was employed as a purchasing agent and personnel director at Armour and Co., until 1964. He then worked for Carpenter Steel Corporation until his retirement in 1974.

Dr. Charles P. Kindleberger II C’32, Lexington, Mass., the Ford International Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; July 7. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 1942 he joined the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency. He later became a major in the U.S. 12th Army Group in Europe, picking targets for Allied bombing based on enemy supply lines, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. Dr. Kindleberger then served as chief of the division of German and Austrian economic affairs of the U.S. State Department. His later work at the Pentagon, estimating the costs of the proposed Marshall Plan, helped in its implementation. In 1948 he joined the faculty at MIT as an associate professor; he retired as the Ford Professor in 1976. He was known for the idea that global markets could not entirely regulate themselves, and wrote that leadership, as shown by Britain in the 19th century and the United States in the 20th, was essential to contain monetary crises. Dr. Kindleberger was the author of numerous books, including The World in Depression: 1929-1939; Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises; Comparative Political Economy; and World Economic Primacy: 1500-1900. His autobiography, The Life of an Economist, was published in 1991. Dr. Kindleberger was a frequent consultant to the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Bank. In 1967 and 1968 he took a leave of absence from MIT to visit the predominantly black colleges of the Atlanta University Center, where he taught courses and shaped the development of economics curricula. In 1985 he was president of the American Economic Association. His son is Charles P. Kindleberger III C’62.

Cornelia T. Sanders LAr’32, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8.

Vincent P. Thomas ME’32, Wainscott, N.Y., Jan. 2003. His brother is Kenneth F. Thomas EE’31 G’32.


Helma N. Bush Ed’33, Bradenton, Fla., the director and co-owner of Les Chalets Francais, a summer camp for girls in Deer Island, Maine, for 37 years; July 11.

Roberta Breitmeyer Castetter Ed’33 GEd’37, a retired teacher school principal of the Leidy and Patterson elementary schools; Gladwyne, Pa., July 24. Her husband is Dr. William B. Castetter Gr’48, emeritus professor of education at the University.

Vladimir B. Grinioff W’33, Arlington, Va., Dec. 4, 2001.

Louise R. Rosskam B’33, Roosevelt, N.J., April 1, 2003.

Ernest F. Schroeder W’33, Washington, July 3. He had worked for many years at the U.S. Department of Labor. And he had served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. After retirement he was a board member of the local YMCA. According to his family, he often indulged his passion for sketching by giving cartoons as gifts.

Ralph W. Whitehill Jr. W’33, Wyncote, Pa., Aug. 3.


Edwin J. Altman W’34, New York, June 24.

Morris Finestone C’34 GEd’35, Philadelphia, July 9.

Harry Fruit Ed’34 G’35, Lake Worth, Fla., a teacher in the Philadelphia school system for more than 40 years; June 2003. His son is Edwin B. Fruit GEd’71 and his daughter is Rachele Fruit Swanson CW’70.

Jeanette B. Lindauer Ed’34, Cherry Hill, N.J., March 14, 2001.

Benjamin Marmer C’34 L’37, Moorestown, N.J., an attorney and real estate developer; July 26. He was a former solicitor of Mount Laurel township. At Penn he was a member of the Charles Custis Harrison Society.

Russell R. Peck Ar’34, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a retired architect; April 11, 2003.

T. Trip Russell Ar’34 GAr’35, Punta Gorda, Fla., June 20, 2000.

Frank S. Thomas WEF’34, Camp Hill, Pa., the retired president and CEO of Gable’s, Inc., a hardware firm; May 28. He was a past-president of the Builders Association of Harrisburg, and the Mid-Atlantic Hardware Association. He had served on the board of the local YMCA and as chair of the United Way. He was a former superintendent of Grace United Methodist Church. During the Second World War he had served in the U.S. Navy.


Martha R. George Ed’35 GEd’55, Philadelphia, a retired teacher at the Overbrook School for the Blind; July 17.

Melvin W. Hendren G’35, Newtown Square, Pa., May 31.

Capt. Arthur C. Neumann CE’35, Daly City, Calif., Dec. 22, 2002.

Charles G. Roach W’35, Lansdale, Pa., June 8.

Virginia M. Shollenberger NTS’35, Reading, Pa., Dec. 4, 2002.


Clara Rugowitz Clark Ed’36, Houston, a retired advertising saleswoman; Aug. 13. In the 1940s, she began working for Reuben H. Donnelly Co. in Philadelphia, which publishes classified telephone-directory advertising. “She was a groundbreaker,” said her niece. “Very few women were in direct sales at that time.” After retiring at age 65, she sold advertising for 10 years for tourist magazines. She also taught courses for retired professionals at Temple University. She had gone kayaking in the Yukon when she was in her 70s, and drove from Texas to California to take a class on Judaism when she was 89.

Dr. Nino de Prophetis Sr. C’36 M’40, Media, Pa., a retired thoracic surgeon who had served as chief of surgery at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester; June 3. He worked as a staff surgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Temple University School of Medicine and published several papers on thoracic surgery, until his retirement in the 1970s. Dr. de Prophetis was a co-founder of the old Pennsylvania Opera Company. As a U.S. Army medical corpsman serving in Austria during the Second World War, he earned a Bronze Star for singlehandedly rescuing a fellow serviceman who had been captured by the German army. He had earlier been awarded a Purple Heart when he was wounded while serving at an Army hospital that was under artillery fire.

Dr. James S. D. Eisenhower Jr. C’36, Cape May Court House, N.J., a retired physician; July 5.

Eleanor Kennedy Kahle Ed’36, Ellicott City, Md., a home-economics teacher in the Philadelphia school system for 12 years; July 21. She also taught reading in an adult literacy program in Philadelphia during the 1960s. An avid traveler, she climbed the Great Wall of China at age 76. She and her husband restored an old farmhouse overlooking the Elk River, where they learned and practiced the art of wildfowl carving.

Dr. Philip A. Marden M’36 GM’40, Somerset, N.J., professor emeritus of otolaryngology at the University; June 4. He joined the medical-school faculty in 1940, and was department chair from 1959 to 1972. He also maintained a practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and saw patients until 1992. In 1998 Dr. Marden received an award for 50 years of meritorious service to the Medical School. During the Second World War he had served as a physician in the U.S. Army, and was stationed at a military hospital in India, where he met his future wife, who was a nurse there.

Dr. Homer Nearing Jr. Ed’36 Gr’44, Swarthmore, Pa., May 29.

Meyer Weiner C’36, Cheltenham, Pa., Aug. 22.

Edward D. Wilson W’36, Columbia, Pa., the retired owner and operator of the old Color Service of Wrightsville; June 13. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War.


Rev. Clifford A. Hewitt C’37, Lemont, Pa., a pastor of Methodist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; May 23. In addition to his pastoral duties, he joined the Sycamore Community as a worker-priest in 1967. He worked as the research coordinator for the materials-research laboratory at Penn State University, where he prepared educational materials. He also helped organize several community services, including a youth service bureau and an interfaith mission. Rev. Hewitt was a member of the Order of St. Luke, which offered the ministry of spiritual healing. During the Second World War he served with the U.S. Army’s fighter wing and as a chaplain in China, Burma, and India. He participated in the Naples-Foggia campaign, the China Defense, and the China Offensive, for which he received several military honors. He was awarded a Purple Heart for having been wounded during one of the worst disasters of the war: a remote-controlled rocket-boosted missile from a German bomber struck and sunk the H.M.S. Rohna, in the Mediterranean on Nov. 26, 1943. Although over a thousand American servicemen lost their lives, the Rohna tragedy did not receive recognition until 55 years later; a documentary has been made by the History Channel.

Oakley F. Hoyt ChE’37, Murphy, N.C., July 27.

Dr. Wallace R. Klinger GEd’37 Gr’44, State College, Pa., a faculty member and administrator at Hartwick College from 1945 until his retirement in 1975; July 22. He was secretary-treasurer of the Middle States Association of College Deans for several years. In 1944 he was a member of the Office of War Information and was stationed in London and Paris. He was assigned to the Psychological Warfare Team, part of the SHAEF mission to the Netherlands stationed at The Hague. He was commissioned as a U.S. Army major in 1949 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1956.

Dr. Alfred R. Oxenfeldt W’37, Chapel Hill, N.C., professor emeritus of business economics and marketing at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; May 22. He had also been a professor of economics at Hofstra University before joining the faculty at Columbia. He was a business consultant throughout his career. Following his retirement, he worked with local educators in North Carolina on courses to teach thinking skills to children and parenting skills to teenagers. During the Second World War he was an economist for the War Production Board and had served as a Japanese-language officer in the Pacific arena.

Stanley M. Shapiro W’37, Pittsfield, Mass., owner and operator of the former Shapiro Motors, Inc.; June 19. He was also active as a real estate developer in northern Berkshire County. During the Second World War he served with the American Red Cross.


Theodore Acchione W’38 L’41, Cabot, Vt., retired head of inspection stations for the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles; July 1, 2002. He began his career practicing law in Philadelphia, and in 1947 became an attorney for the state of New Jersey. At the same time, he co-owned and managed a private business, the Key Ribbon and Carbon Co., formerly based in Philadelphia. He was also an advertising manager for the Sentinel newspaper. After transferring to the Department of Motor Vehicles, he became the chief personnel director and then chief of the inspection stations. Highly active in community service before and after retirement, he was a board member of numerous civic, educational, and social organizations, including the Board of Education of North Brunswick, which he served as vice president and in other capacities from 1952 to 1964.

Don M. Bollinger WG’38, Seymour, Ind., July 1, 2002.

Albert Bomze C’38 WG’40, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Oct. 16, 2002.

Dr. Milton Boyd Brandon C’38, Reynoldsville, Pa., a founder of the Reynoldsville Medical Center, where he practiced for 40 years; July 11. He had also been chief of staff for both the Maple Avenue and DuBois hospitals. During the Second World War he served as a physician with the rank of captain in the U.S. Army’s Airborne Division.

Dr. Paul W. Eyler M’38 GM’47, Lancaster, Pa., a physician for nearly 40 years; June 8.

Martha C. Fanslau CW’38, San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2003.

Patricia Kneas Hill G’38, Clemson, S.C., March 12. 2001.

Allen A. Lauterbach W’38, Yorktown, Va., a retired attorney, April 16, 2003.

Elizabeth Snyder Miller CW’38 G’39, Philadelphia, Aug. 10.

Doris Hill Weatherby Ed’38 GEd’63, Haddonfield, N.J., June 8.

Dr. Gordon E. White C’38 D’40, Atlantis, Fla., an oral surgeon in Jamestown, N.Y., who had maintained a practice there from 1940 until before retiring 1978; July 26. An avid pilot, he traveled extensively, flying his own plane. He had served in the U.S. Navy in the Second World War, and was stationed in the South Pacific.


Laurence Barker W’39, Bradenton, Fla., the retired general manager of chemical sales for the DuPont company in Pittsburgh; Aug. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. A member of a seafaring family, as a child he rounded Cape Horn in a full-rigged sailing vessel commanded by his father, a master mariner.

Dr. Alvin R. Carpenter GM’39, Vestal, N.Y., a retired physician; Jan. 24, 2000.

Dr. Herman Fischer C’39, Bridgeport, W.Va., a retired pathologist who served on the staff of numerous hospitals and also taught pathology; July 1. During the 1950s, he was an assistant clinical professor of pathology at the Medical School of West Virginia. Dr. Fisher was the owner of the Harrison County Clinical Laboratory in Bridgeport and the Fischer Pathology Laboratory in Clarksburg, both in West Virginia. He also worked as a consulting pathologist at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg from 1950 to 1961. And he was a consultant for Biomedical Laboratories in Burlington, N.C. A member of numerous professional organizations, he was past president of the Medical Society of Harrison County. He had served on the board of the Harrison County Cancer Society and Heart Association. As a battalion surgeon in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, Dr. Fischer achieved the rank of major and was awarded campaign medals from his service in America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

Hilton L. Goodman C’39 G’48, Verona, N.J., a retired professor of language at the University; May 16. He also taught at Oswego Teachers College, now Essex Community College. During the Second World War he had served as a captain with the 5th U.S. Army Intelligence and 751st Tank Battalion.

James D. Lewis Jr. WEv’39, Wilmington, Del., April 2003.

John F. McAllister Jr. C’39 EE’39, Redding, Conn., March 4, 2003.

Gerald M. Oppenheimer W’39, Dallas, Pa., the retired vice president of sales for Prudential Securities, Inc.; June 22. At Penn he received the Joseph Wharton Lippincott Gold Medal for proficiency in research.

Dr. Harold Raymon C’39 D’42, Clearwater, Fla., a retired dentist who practiced for 25 years in Huntington, N.Y.; June 5.

Dr. John J. Sayen M’39 GM’43, Haverford, Pa., associate professor emeritus of medicine and pathology at the University; June 4. A cardiologist, he had a long career in research, education, and clinical practice at Penn’s Medical School and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, retiring in the 1990s. He led the AIDS division of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, where he also served on several boards. During the Second World War, Dr. Sayen served as head of a U.S. Army typhus unit in India as part of the 20th General Hospital, which was a base hospital organized by the University. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his clinical research on scrub typhus, a tropical disease causing military casualties, and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of captain. His wife, Anne Read Sayen CW’49, died in 1999; one of their sons is George Sayen L’86.

Charles Sincere Sr. W’39, Chicago, Nov. 10, 2002.

Richard Stefanski Jr. W’39, Haddonfield, N.J., former director of the Animal Welfare Shelter in Voorhees; July 13. He had retired from the Campbell Soup Co. in 1979. And he had served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Second World War.

Ralph M. Stotsenburg WEv’39, Pittsburgh, May 13, 2002.


Claire Gorson Axelrod CW’40, Merion, Pa., Aug. 2.

Frederick A. Blass WG’40, Erie, Pa., May 20.

John C. Corry C’40, Glenmoore, Pa., a retired woodworking instructor and counselor; June 3. Following a long career in the heating and air conditioning business, he began working at the Devereux Foundation (now the Devereux Brandywine Center) in the mid-1970s, where he taught and counseled special-needs students. A Boy Scout troop he started at the school went on to win first place in a countrywide scout competition in administering first aid. He retired in 1980. He had enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked and served for five years in the Navy’s blimp service, patrolling for submarines off the coast of South America.

Richard N. Craig W’40, Joplin, Mo., an insurance agent in the area of estate and business planning for more than 60 years; June 13. He was an agent for the National Life Insurance Company of Vermont since 1946 and was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, an insurance industry association. He received the certified life underwriter (CLU) designation in 1949 and the chartered financial consultant (CHFC) in 1982. And he taught classes for life insurance agents for many years. At Penn he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He served on numerous civic and religious boards. His community volunteer activities included volunteer work for the ALA literacy program and the preparation of tax returns for the elderly.

Capt. Harold W. Feder D’40, Crofton, Md., a dentist in the U.S. Navy for 30 years; June 11. He served aboard the U.S.S. General Sturgis, in Iceland, Korea, Italy, and a number of bases across the United States, retiring in 1969.

Dr. Joseph F. Flubacher G’40, Moorestown, N.J., a professor of economics at La Salle University for 50 years; June 23. The first college graduate in his family, he helped build La Salle’s economics department and witnessed the expansion into a coed campus. Dr. Flubacher, who always appeared in a suit and tie, conducted teach-ins during the Vietnam War, and in the 1980s required students to study the ecclesiastical ‘pastoral letters’ on the economy, which he argued should be reshaped to better address the needs of the poor. A scholarship at La Salle was named for him; and he received an honorary doctorate from the college. And in 1992 the religious order of Christian Brothers, who founded La Salle in 1863, made him an affiliated member.

Elias J. Goldsmith Jr. W’40, Germantown, Tenn., March 6, 2003.

Dr. Smith Fuller Hogsett GM’40, Spokane, Wash., a retired ophthalmologist; June 2. He opened his practice in Spokane in 1946 and practiced there for the next 40 years. He was also a long-time volunteer at the Edgecliff Tuberculosis Hospital. During the Second World War he served as a U.S. Navy captain and was stationed in Hawaii, and with a medical-evacuation unit on Iwo Jima during its siege.

Robert C. Lea Jr. L’40, Wye Mills, Md., an attorney for the Hart-Childs law firm of Philadelphia, from 1942 until his retirement in 1975; June 1. He began his career at Lybrand-Ross Brothers & Montgomery, an accounting firm, before joining Hart-Childs. He was a past president of the University Barge Club of Philadelphia and was a lifelong oarsman and sailor.

William Justice Lee Jr. WEv’40, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired stockbroker; May 12. He worked for brokerage firms in Philadelphia, retiring from First Liberty Investments in 1995. At Wharton he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army in China and India. He was called back to active duty in the Korean War and was a communications officer at the Pentagon.

Dr. Herbert S. Rachlin C’40 V’41, West Palm Beach, Fla., a retired veterinarian; July 10, 2001.

George C. Sebastian EE’40, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., March 27, 2000.

Helen M. Wysocki WEF’40, Chester Springs, Pa., June 23.


Floran J. Boland WEF’41, Portland, Conn., an officer manager in Stamford, Conn. and Queens, N.Y.; July 5. He was a first staff sergeant in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division during the Second World War, serving in the European theater from D-Day until the end of the war and he received military honors.

Erwin B. Delson ME’41, San Francisco, July 8, 1999.

M. Eloise Henson Farrow PSW’41, Silver Spring, Md., a retired social worker for Lutheran Social Services in Camp Hill, Pa.; May 8.

John H. Fenstermacher W’41, New York, May 28. At Penn he was a manager of the soccer team, and a member of the Friars Club, the Mask & Wig Club, and freshman crew, according to his friend of more than 60 years, Frank Knight W’41. And John had served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Antoinette Vitanza Giudice CW’41, Allentown, Pa., June 3. At Penn she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Robert J. Schenk W’41, Tide Point, S.C., a retired certified public accountant; May 25. He worked as a corporate controller for White Motor Co. and chief financial officer for White Consolidated Industries. He had been a captain in the U.S. Army.

Dr. John S. Wise M’41, Newtown, Pa., a retired physician; Oct. 24, 1999.


Matilda Malfitano Branella Ed’42, Havertown, Pa., June 9.

Hans F. Christoph W’42, Abington, Pa., June 23.

Dr. Rahn L. Hottenstein M’42, Halifax, Pa., a retired physician; July 20. He joined the medical practice of his father, brother, and sister in Millersburg, Pa., before opening his own office there. He retired in 1979. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Edward K. Junghans II W’42, Broomfield, Colo., May 29. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1967 as a major. And he worked with the administrative staff at the University of Colorado.

Dr. James Weir Lee D’42, Williamsburg, Va., the retired president of professional services and research for Cook-Waite Laboratories, Inc., of New York; June 12. He joined Cook-Waite, a subsidiary of Sterling Drug, Inc., in 1946, and became head of its professional-services division in 1947; he was named vice president in 1960. He was active in Penn’s alumni clubs and was a past president of the Dental Alumni Society, 1975-76. During the Second World War he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps.

Catherine C. MacInnes Ed’42, Soldotna, Alaska, July 15.

F. Cuthbert Salmon Ar’42 GAr’51, Stillwater, Okla., head of Oklahoma State University’s architecture school from 1959 to 1976; Aug. 2. He remained on the faculty there until his retirement in 1980. He was a partner in Salmon and Salmon Architects, which was known for its research on accessibility for blind and physically challenged people. During the Second World War he was a lieutenant commander in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Dr. Henry A. Sloviter Gr’42 M’49 GM’53, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of surgery at Penn; May 28. During the Second World War he worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a chemist and physicist. He then worked at the National Institute for Medical Research in London for three years. He returned to Penn as a professor of biochemistry and biophysics, where he continued teaching and conducting research on brain metabolism and artificial red blood cells until his retirement in the early 1990s. His wife is Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter L’56.


Dr. Horace P. Beck C’43 Gr’52, Ripton, Vt., emeritus professor of American literature and folklore at Middlebury College; July 1. He was also recognized as a maritime scholar.

Dr. Frank Cline Jr. M’43, Santa Barbara, Calif., the retired communicable-disease officer for the Santa Barbara County Department of Health; June 20. He was a staff commodore of the yacht club there. During the Second World War he served as a U.S. Naval medical officer with the Second Marine Division in the South Pacific.

Lewis Craig Dick W’43, Doylestown, Pa., Aug. 12, 1999.

Samuel J. Elias WEv’43, Palm Beach, Fla., June 17.

Dr. James G. Kehler Jr. M’43 GM’59, Woodbury, N.J., a retired physician; March 15, 2003.

Dr. Raymond I. Miro D’43, Tamarac, Fla., a retired dentist; May 18.

Ellen Ruth Terzian CGS’43, Wilmington, N.C., April 3, 2003. 


Dr. Rodney S. Billett C’44 V’46, York, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 24, 1998.

Walter T. Darmopray C’44 L’48, Sun City Center, Fla., a retired attorney; Aug. 4.

Dr. Horatio T. Enterline M’44 GM’50, Kennett Square, Pa., the former director of pathological anatomy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of pathology at the University; Aug. 17. He began his career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at Fort Dix. In 1947, he joined the staff of HUP, eventually becoming director of pathological anatomy and surgical pathology and cytology. He also served as a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University’s Medical School until his retirement in 1984. An associate editor of the journal Cancer,Dr. Enterline was the author of textbooks, including Pathology of the Esophagus. In 1981, he and his colleague, Dr. John S. J. Brooks GM’78, solved a mystery that had long puzzled medical-history buffs by properly diagnosing a cancerous mouth tumor that had been secretly removed from President Grover Cleveland in 1893, and which had been preserved in a jar for decades at the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Receiving permission to study it, the pair did so “as a matter of intellectual curiosity,” Dr. Enterline said at the time. His wife is Dr. Louise Spencer Enterline M’44.

Richard A. Gregg WG’44, Akron, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2002.

Elizabeth W. Hall PSW’44, Princess Anne, Md., July 2, 1999.

Arthur W. Joseph CE’44, Wilmington, Del., April 20, 2002.

Peggy W. Lancaster CW’44, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., April 19, 2003.

Raymond C. Lepley ChE’44 WG’49, Norristown, Pa., Aug. 20. His wife is Lois Gimmi Lepley CW’50.

Barbara S. Levi CW’44, Elkins Park, Pa., July 18. She and her husband, Morton W. Levi ChE’37, started a travel fellowship fund at the University in honor of her deceased son, William A. Levi C’73. Her surviving son is Ned Smith Levi WG’74, and her sister is Janice Smith Bers Ed’39.

Dr. Max E. Schechter D’44, Elizabeth, N.J., a dentist who practiced for more than 50 years, until his retirement in 1998; June 29. During the Second World War, he served as a captain and dentist in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Joseph Zellis C’44, Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 2002.


Dr. Bradley E. Copeland M’45 GM’49, Cincinnati, a retired chief of pathology at hospitals in Boston and Cincinnati, and professor emeritus of pathology at the University of Cincinnati; May 23. He was on the staff of the New England Deaconess and the New England Baptist hospitals in Boston for 30 years, where he served as chief of pathology at both institutions and chief of staff at New England Baptist. A member of the faculty at Harvard University, Dr. Copeland also participated in the development of the medical-technology program at Northeastern University. In 1979 he moved to Cincinnati to become chief of pathology at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center Hospital and he joined the faculty at the Cincinnati medical school.

Deborah Friedland Jentleson CW’45, Broomall, Pa., a retired special education teacher; April 10, 2003. After years of raising a family, she began teaching at the Don Guanella School, a residential facility for boys with mental and physical disabilities. Four years later, she joined the school district of Philadelphia, teaching at the Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School, where she received the Rose Lindenbaum Award and was named best special education teacher in Philadelphia in 1979. She retired in 1980. She was a board member of Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid in Broomall. Her husband is Stanley L. Jentleson W’41.

Dr. Irving B. Kay C’45 D’46, Hollywood, Fla., a retired dentist; June 25.

Frances Chapin Kinnaman CW’45, Chatham, N.J., May 31. She was a classically trained pianist and had been an active volunteer with the women’s association of Morristown Memorial Hospital from 1960 to 1979.

Dr. Robert H. Kough M’45 GM’59, Danville, Pa., the retired senior consultant to the department of hematology/oncology at the Geisinger Medical Center; June 26. After practicing medicine in Boiling Springs, Pa., he joined the Geisinger Clinic (now Geisinger Health Systems) in 1958 as an assistant in hematology. He served as director of hematology/oncology at Geisinger from 1974 to 1986, when he became a senior consultant, until his retirement in 1991. “He was one of the most admired, respected, and beloved physicians in the 88-year history of the Geisinger Clinic,” noted Dr. Frederick L. Jones Jr., M’56. Dr. Kough was affiliated with the Leukemia Group Cancer Control program at Cornell University, 1974-78, and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group of the Mayo Clinic, 1986-91. And he was a clinical professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, from 1975 to 1987. He served on numerous health-related committees at the state level, and was a member of the board of Pennsylvania Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kough was the author of the first authenticated report of an unprovoked attack by a rabid insectivorous bat, which alerted the public to the bat as a significant carrier of the rabies virus. He was also the mentor of Dr. Michael Bishop, who was the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in medicine for his research on cancer. And he had served in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. William A. Phillips M’45 GM’49, Newtown, Pa., a psychiatrist who had also taught in the Department of Psychiatry at the University; June 30. After having served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, during which he helped set up a Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia, N.Y., he joined Penn in 1953, remaining until the mid-1970s. During that time, he also worked briefly as head of psychiatry at the former Philadelphia General Hospital before becoming medical director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In 1972 Dr. Phillips began a three-year tenure as chair of psychiatry and neurology at the Princeton University Medical Center. He then worked in private practice. Dr. Phillips was past president of the psychiatric societies of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. And he earned medals in the Senior Olympics.

Max Simpson GEd’45, Sarasota, Fla., March 24, 2003.


Concetta Gallo Di Lello CW’46 GEd’62, Springfield, Pa., July 7. Her husband is G. John Di Lello Ed’46 GEd’52.

Dr. Norman J. Foit GM’46, Buffalo, N.Y., a retired physician; June 8, 2001.

Barbara Baxter Grace DH’46, Flagler Beach, Fla., June 9, 2000.

Florence C. Gullins PSW’46, Philadelphia, Jan. 15, 2000.

Dr. John A. Johnston GM’46, Pittsburgh, a retired physician; Jan. 4, 2000.

Dr. Leon L. North Jr. M’46, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired physician; Nov. 21, 2002.

Barbara H. Smith SW’46, Bellingham, Wash., Sept. 22, 2001.


John S. Barth G’47, Essex, Md., March 31, 2000.

John T. Barton W’47, Williamsville, N.Y., 2003. He had retired from the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Milton A. Brown PSW’47, Mystic, Conn., June 5, 2002.

Dr. C. Sanford Carlson GM’47, Knoxville, Tenn., an orthopedist for almost 40 years and the former chief of staff of Baptist Hospital, Knoxville; July 19. He was the founder of East Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic and was on the staff of Presbyterian Hospital. And he was a former trustee of the Webb School of Knoxville. During the Second World War, Dr. Carlson was commissioned as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy, serving with the Seabees and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Pearl Harbor, where those wounded at Iwo Jima and other Pacific battles were evacuated. At the end of the war, he served with the mine sweepers of the coast of China during the typhoon season.

Arthur J. Collins Jr. W’47, Summerton, S.C., a retired certified public accountant; May 23. He practiced in the area of West Hartford, Conn., from 1954 until his retirement in 1993, when he sold his business to the Filomeno Group. During the Second World War he was an ensign on the U.S.S. Cowpence, and he was on the first ship to enter Tokyo harbor for the Japanese surrender in 1945.

Dr. Henry H. Fetterman M’47 GM’53, Allentown, Pa., retired head of obstetrics and gynecology at Lehigh Valley Hospital; May 26. He joined the staff in 1954, and served as assistant chief of obstetrics and gynecology from 1969 to 1980 and department chair, 1980-82. Dr. Fetterman was president of the Medical Society of Lehigh County in 1972. He was a director of Lehigh Valley Bank, Independence Bancorp, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society Liability Insurance Co. And he had been board chair of the Trust Company of the Lehigh Valley. The William Penn Committee named Dr. Fetterman a Distinguished Pennsylvanian in 1982, and he was honored by the Pennsylvania section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987. A U.S. Navy medical corpsman during the Second World War, he also served in the Korean War, and retired from the Naval Reserve as a commander in 1971.

Lucille Kohn Fisher PSW’47, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Nov. 24, 1998.

Dr. Leo Garwin Gr’47, Carbondale, Ill., a chemical engineer who had worked on the Manhattan Project; July 2. He also designed distillation processes and worked on developing synthetic rubber. In the early 1950s, he researched petroleum processing designs and marketed helium and commercial uranium for Kerr-McGee in Oklahoma City. And he taught petroleum and chemical engineering at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. After earning a law degree in 1964, he published a seminal article on computers and the law. Dr. Garwin held nearly three dozen patents and received several professional awards. And he served on the boards of numerous community, civic, and arts organizations. After moving to Carbondale, he and his wife created the Garwin Family Foundation, which has funded educational projects and scholarships.

Col. Robert V. A. Harra WG’47, Greenville, Del., a retired certified public accountant and director of finance for Delaware Technical and Community College; July 11. During the Second World War he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Battle Stars for his U.S. Army service in campaigns in Normandy and the north of France. He also served in Iceland, England, and Belgium. While assigned to the staff of Gen. Omar Bradley, Col. Harra assisted with the planning of Operation Overlord (D-Day offensive) and landed on Utah Beach during the invasion. He was also commandant of the Army’s Kirkwood Reserve Center; he retired from the armed forces in 1970 with the rank of colonel, field artillery.

William W. Knauer W’47, Bernville, Pa., a retired certified public accountant and businessman; July 15. He operated his own accounting firm in Reading, Pa., for several years and was also employed as a CPA by Ernst & Ernst. He joined Bachman Bakeries Corporation in 1953 as an assistant treasurer and became secretary and treasurer in 1956, a position he held until 1962. He served as comptroller of Helme Products Inc., 1962-66, when he became vice president of operations of Helme’s King Kup-Schoener Candies. He was named vice president of finance and treasurer of Helme Products in 1967, senior vice president of finance and corporate development in 1970, and president in 1972. In 1976, he purchased several local wholesale distributorships to form All Star Distributors in Sinking Spring, Pa., which he owned until his retirement in 2001. He was a former board member of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and a past president of the Reading Kiwanis Club. From 1984 to 1989 he was president of the Pennsylvania Beer Wholesalers Association and was a state delegate to the National Beer Wholesalers Association from 1993 to 1997. And he had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War.

Dorothy L. McKinley PSW’47, Hyattsville, Md., March 14, 2001.

Iwao Mizuta GEd’47, Kailua, Hawaii, July 15, 1999.

Donald N. Ragsdale W’47, Dallas, the retired owner and operator of his family’s firm, Dallas Cast Stone Co., Inc., one of the oldest stone businesses in the country; June 4. He was active in Habitat for Humanity. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Navy at Annapolis, under Dr. Robert H. Goddard.

Samuel W. Rhoades Jr. GEd’47, Media, Pa., Dec. 16, 1998.

Dr. Irvin D. Rutman CCC’47 Gr’58, Victoria, British Columbia, a psychiatrist and the founder of Horizon House, one of America’s first halfway houses for people with chronic mental illness; July 26. After founding Horizon House in the early 1950s, he went on to create the Horizon House Institute and Matrix Research Institute, a national research and training center. He was also a founding member of the International Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services. One of his colleagues described Dr. Rutman as “a pioneer … who has been willing to try something new, stubbornly refusing to accept defeat and with an uncommon dedication, leading all of us to accomplishments we barely believed possible.” His wife is Joyce Tolen Rutman CW’49.

Dr. Thomas Scarlett GM’47, Hendersonville, N.C., a radiologist at the Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, for 25 years, until his retirement in 1980; June 13.

Rev. Francis A. Shearer G’47, Philadelphia, a Lutheran minister and political advocate for the elderly and others in need; Aug. 1. He was a pastor in Clarks Summit, Pa., for 20 years. In 1947, he began working in the social ministry of the Lutheran Church in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, where he remained until his retirement in 1971. Rev. Shearer was a pioneer in developing formal standards for nursing home care. He was a founder of the National Council on Aging in 1951 and served as a delegate to the first National Conference on Aging in Washington that year. He remained on the council’s board until 1955. He was again a delegate at the White House Conference on Aging in 1981. During his career, Rev. Shearer held leadership positions with almost every elderly-advocacy organization in the nation. As a board member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society in Philadelphia, he fought for prisoners’ rights. And he was an advocate for the rights of children as a delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth in 1950 and 1960. Following his retirement, he worked as a volunteer on numerous boards until well into his 90s. His daughter recalled that her father said, “Retirement is an invention of man; activity is a gift from God.” Having served as a board member of the American Association of Homes for the Aging from 1965 to 1968, he was a founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging and served as its first director from 1971 to 1975. And he had served as president of Philadelphia’s Council on Aging. The Cathedral Village retirement home in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, named its formal dining room after Rev. Shearer, who, with his wife, was a resident there. Bill Owens, president of the home, called Rev. Shearer “the ultimate gentleman, a selfless man.”

Dr. William T. Sichi GM’47, San Antonio, a retired physician; Dec. 4, 2001.

Frank H. Simpson W’47, Lancaster, Pa., April 27, 2003.

Dr. Irvin H. Sokolic C’47 M’51, Princeton, N.J., a retired surgeon; Aug. 25. He served on the staff of Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He also worked at Edgewood Hospital, now Virtua-West Jersey Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital, now Trinitas Hospital, in New Jersey. Dr. Sokolic wrote 16 papers published in medical journals on topics including the treatment of burns and the use of chemotherapy. Following his retirement in 1988, he practiced medicine in the New Jersey prison system for several years. During the Second World War, he was a member of the U.S. Navy’s special operations forces, intercepting enemy communications in the Pacific. His wife is Dr. Joyce Zissman CW’59.


Amy L. Parkerson Atchley Ed’48, Langhorne, Pa., a licensed graduate nurse who had worked for the Visiting Nurses Association of Trenton, N.J.; June 11.

Dr. John E. Baer Gr’48, Fort Washington, Pa., a retired pharmacologist and executive with what is now Merck and Co. Inc., who helped developed a groundbreaking series of drugs used in the treatment of hypertension; Aug. 17. He worked as a chemist at New York University, taught chemistry at Haverford College, and was an assistant professor at Carleton College before joining the Sharp and Dohme (now Merck and Co. Inc.) pharmaceutical firm as a research associate in 1951. During the early 1970s, Dr. Baer and three colleagues at what was then Merck, Sharp and Dohme worked together to develop thiazide diuretics, which control high blood pressure and prevent the accumulation of body fluid, often associated with heart disease. The medications led to the creation of a series of drugs that are now commonly used to treat those conditions. The research team won the Albert Lasker Foundation Award in 1975 for its work. Dr. Baer went on to hold the positions of senior director of therapeutic research and executive director of drug metabolism before retiring from Merck in 1984. He served as president of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics and was a board member of Development Enterprise Corporation, which serves people with developmental disabilities.

Dr. George A. Brager PSW’48, Mount Vernon, N.Y., January 29, 2003.

Josephine I. Darmstaetter GEd’48, Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 2, 1998. She had worked for the National Federation of Practical Nurses in New York.

John G. Foster W’48, Paoli, Pa., an associate at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli; Aug. 26.

Dr. Donald B. Hull GM’48, Dana Point, Calif., a retired physician; March 24, 2002.

Col. Floyd H. Long WG’48, Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16, 2003.

Dr. Joseph P. Long GM’48, Martinsburg, Pa., a retired physician; Aug. 29, 2002.

Dr. Douglas B. Nagle Jr. GM’48, Erie, Pa., Nov. 7, 2000.

E. Eugene Neubauer GEd’48, Chicago Heights, Ill., Nov. 8, 2001.

Robert J. Noel W’48, Waynesboro, Pa., a clerical worker in the order department of Landis Machine Co. for 40 years, until his retirement in 1986; June 11. During the Second World War he had served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Scorpion in the South Pacific Theater.

Phoebe F. Penniman OT’48, Titusville, Fla., Dec. 19, 2000.

Abraham Scop PSW’48, Lindenwold, N.J., July 26, 1999.

Ruth Fink Tendler PSW’48, Wykagyl, N.Y., July 29, 2001. She had worked for the Lincoln Institute in New York.

Ethelbert Thomas Jr. PSW’48, East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 13, 2002.

Dr. Mario V. Troncelliti GM’48, Haverford, Pa., a retired physician; Nov. 8, 2001.

Dr. Joseph R. Wilder GM’48, New York, a professor of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine and the director of surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases from the 1960s until his retirement in the mid-1980s; July 1. In 1959, Dr. Wilder, who was experienced in treating gunshot wounds and other serious injuries, was called on to save the badly damaged leg of actor Zero Mostel, who had been hit by a bus in New York. During several months of treatment that included multiple operations, the two became friends and the actor encouraged Dr. Wilder to follow his example and begin painting for relaxation. As a self-taught artist specializing in race cars, athletes, and surgical procedures, he exhibited his paintings in galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. He also published three books of his paintings. He had been a doctor in the U.S. Air Force during the Second World War.

Allan K. Worrell WEv’48 CCC’52 G’56, Media, Pa., June 29.


Dr. R. Sidney Amritt M’49, Gwynedd, Pa., the former chief of anesthesiology at Northeastern Hospital in Philadelphia, where he had served on the staff for 34 years; April 4, 2003. At his retirement in 1988, he received the hospital’s Asa M. Lehman Award for outstanding service. He was also on the staff of Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia from 1985 to 2000. While at Northeastern, Dr. Amritt initiated the use of fine needles for spinal procedures, eliminating the use of larger needles that caused headaches and leakage of spinal fluid. He also practiced the art of acupuncture to ease patients’ pain.

Bernard P. Carey Jr. L’49, Ocean City, N.J., May 1, a retired attorney; May 1.

Elizabeth E. Conover CCC’49, Philadelphia, April 25, 2003.

Maxwell Joseph Frankford C’49 SW’56, Pineola, N.C., April 7, 2000.

Norman H. Goldich EE’49 GEE’57, Blue Bell, Pa., March 1, 2003.

Dr. Marvin Goldman C’49 M’54 GM’56, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired physician; June 19. His daughter is Suzanne R. Goldman C’91 GEd’92.

Dr. August C. Herman M’49, Tampa, Fla., a retired physician; June 17, 2001.

Charles W. Jones WG’49, Overland Park, Kan., a certified public accountant and the owner of M. R. Jones and Sons for many years; July 18.

Edward E. Lukievics W’49, Bethlehem, Pa., a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit, Boston, and New York, for 27 years, before retiring in 1979; July 20. He had served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Second World War. And he was a pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League farm system in 1943.

Dr. William J. Regan M’49 GM’56, Athens, a retired physician; Feb. 20, 2003.

Fred Schwartz WEv’49, Levittown, Pa., June 10. He served twice as president of Congregation Beth El and its Gabbai for many years.

Frances E. Spurgeon G’49, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 2000.

Charles E. Vanalbert C’49, Silver Spring, Md., May 6.


James W. Abraham Jr. WEv’50, Fort Myers, Fla., June 14, 2002.

Dr. Charles E. Aucremann GM’50, Saint Petersburg, Fla., a retired physician; May 26, 2002.

Dr. Clinton B. Chandler GM’50, Arden, N.C., a retired physician; Jan. 29, 2003.

William H. Enelow W’50, Horsham, Pa., July 15.

Richard S. Gernert W’50, Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 26, 1999. He worked for Dew-Pond Gem & Mineral in St. Petersburg.

Russell S. Greenbaum G’50, Lake Worth, Fla., March 9, 2003.

Dr. Alexander K. Harter D’50, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; May 30. He practiced dentistry with his father for 20 years and on his own for another 17 years, until his retirement. He was an officer in the Penn Club of Rochester, where he enjoyed working on the Mask and Wig event. Dr. Harter was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. An Eagle Scout, he remained active in the Boy Scouts throughout his life. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War. His wife is Edna Mae Kline Harter Ed’49.

Adrian S. Hooper W’50, Saint David’s, Pa., June 10.

Charles W. Levan G’50, Falls Church, Va., Dec. 29, 2000.

Dr. Frank A. Lippi Jr. GM’50, Champaign, Ill., a retired physician; April 17, 2003.

Dr. Robert J. Lowden GM’50, Arlington, Wash., a retired physician; June 11, 2002.

Dr. Julius A. Mackie Jr. M’50 GM’57, Bryn Mawr, Pa., emeritus professor of surgery at the University; July 19. He joined the faculty in 1956, as an instructor in surgery. From 1957 to 1959 he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, returning to Penn in 1963 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor of surgery in 1968, and professor of surgery in 1971, a position he held until his retirement in 1993. “He was an exceptionally gifted, technical surgeon,” said Dr. Clyde F. Barker Sr. GM’59, chair of surgical research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, who considers Dr. Mackie a mentor. “Students, residents, and faculty members—including department heads—sought his advice on clinical problems and asked for him to assist in difficult operations. They also chose him to take care of themselves or their families.” Dr. Mackie specialized in cancer surgery, particularly pancreatic and breast cancer. From 1970 to 1980 he was education officer of Penn’s Department of Surgery; in 1987 the medical residents designated him as their most valuable teacher. Along with teaching surgery to his students, he taught them to focus on patient care. Following his retirement, he continued to monitor his patients to make sure that they were receiving proper attention, according to his wife. He published more than 30 articles in surgical literature, many with Dr Jonathan E. Rhoads GrM’40 Hon’60, emeritus professor of surgery at the University, who died in 2002. From 1972 to 1988 he served as associate editor of The Journal of Trauma. A member of several professional organizations, he was an officer in the Medical Club of 13, a group of Philadelphia physicians. While a medical student at Penn, he had received the Mary Ellis Bell Award for research. A surgical fund has been started at the University in his name.

Joseph J. McClintock WEv’50, Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 27, 1999.

Joseph L. Medoff C’50, Cheshire, Conn., July 12.

Daniel H. Meisel GEd’50, Springfield, Pa., a junior high school science teacher in Wilmington, Del. and Upper Darby, Pa., for 37 years; Aug. 8. During his career, he was known for his sense of humor and ability to keep pupils’ attention. According to his son, “There was one student who kept falling asleep in his class. So one day, my dad moved his class across the hall, and about 40 minutes, he heard this ‘Hey!’ from across the way. The student managed to stay awake after that.” Two days after retiring, he became a field engineer with the former Ambric Engineering in Philadelphia, where he performed engineering inspections on roofs, houses, and other structures. He continued to work with young people at Camp Sunshine, a camp for underprivileged children, where he served as director and board president. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, earning a heart for his participation in the Battle of the Bulge.

Gerald S. Paul ME’50, Arlington, Tex., June 4. He worked in the defense industry.

Martin I. Reber WEv’50, Haddonfield, N.J., June 7.

Eugene F. Shaw W’50, Lansdowne, Pa., a retired truck-leasing executive; May 29. At Penn he was a member of the crew team and rowed with the Penn Athletic Club and Vesper Boat Club. He began his career at Berman Leasing Co., a trucking firm, and went on to work at Fruehauf Trailers in Philadelphia and Leaseway Transportation Corporation, until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He had served in the U.S. Merchant Marine, the Navy, and the Coast Guard.

Marvin M. Weisbrot C’50, Mount Laurel, N.J., a retired pharmacist and former lecturer in pharmacology at the University; July 25. He worked as a pharmacist at the former Drug Center in Burlington and Mount Holly, N.J. In 1975 he joined the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia as a researcher, primarily on treatments for drug abusers. Fluent in four languages, he traveled extensively to Europe, and he helped establish drug treatment centers in Portugal. Before retiring in 1992, he worked as a substitute teacher at Moorestown High School. The city of Burlington honored him as man of the year in 1962. He had served as vice president of the board of Drenk Mental Health Center in Mount Holly and on the board of what is now Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Burlington County.

James Wilson WEv’50, Summit, N.J., the division president of Kemper Insurance Co., Inc., for 40 years, until his retirement in 1981; July 7. He was a master mason with Washington Lodge in Philadelphia and a life member and former president of the Canoe Brook Country Club. He had been a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts and a manager and president of the Summit Little League. During the Second World War he served as a captain in the U.S. Army, earning a Bronze Star and five Battle Stars.


Col. Philip J. Blattau WG’51, Baltimore, Nov. 3, 2002.

Dr. Leonard Chalmers G’51, Ashland, Ore., Feb. 26, 2001.

Joseph P.S. De Cola C’51, Tamarac, Fla., June 19, 2001.

Dr. Edgar Archer Dillard Jr. M’51, College Station, Tex., retired director of gynecological oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch; May 29. He began his career as a physician with Medico and worked in hospitals in Peru and Haiti. He then served with USAID as the head of a surgical team in the civilian provincial hospital at Da Nang, Vietnam. After returning to America in 1965, he worked in the U.S. Public Health Services in Seattle, then took the position at UTMB. Dr. Dillard had been a board member of Hebron Colony Ministries, Inc., a residential Christian ministry for alcoholics and drug addicts in North Carolina, since 1952. Following his retirement he remained active in Hebron, the Galveston County Hospice, and other medical missions.

Dr. Thomas Lee Duncan GM’51, New Orleans, a retired physician; April 18, 2003.

Drew R. Fuller WG’51, Atlanta, May 7.

James J. Iacono W’51, Holmes, Pa., Dec. 28, 2002.

Doris Thrower Johnson SW’51, Baltimore, July 1, 1998.

Dr. Mathews M. Johnson Gr’51, Swarthmore, Pa., July 7. He taught management at Widener University.

Harry I. Lauer Jr. WG’51, Wolfeboro, N.H., the former owner and operator of Monstweag Realty in Woolwich, Maine; July 7. He began his career as the personnel director for the Budd Co. After attending theological school, he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1964, and served parishes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maine. He worked as a career counselor for the past 15 years.

Charles A. Lawson W’51, Miami Springs, Fla., April 16, 2003.

Dr. Jacob Levenson V’51, Oxford, N.C., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 15, 2002.

Elizabeth R. Nichols SW’51, Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 13, 2001.

Dr. Nancy M. Roberts Ed’51, Lakeland, Fla., May 2. Her husband, Hugh R. Roberts Jr. W’50, died in 2002.

Henry F. Rothenbucher WEv’51, Philadelphia, July 3.

David B. Silver L’51, Brooklyn, N.Y., the associate dean of administration at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York; April 24, 2003. Prior to joining Kingsborough College in 1966, he had worked in law, business, and public relations.

Robert C. Springer WG’51, Levittown, Pa., Nov. 15, 2002.


Thomas E. Armbruster W’52, Meadowbrook, Pa., July 19.

John W. Christensen WEv’52, Newtown Square, Pa., an employee of Independence Blue Cross from 1945 until his retirement in 1987; June 6. And he had served in the U.S. armed forces during the Second World War.

Dr. Mario G. Cirelli GM’52, Lewes, Del., the founder, medical director, and chief surgeon for 27 years of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Medical Association, a full-service clinic that treated police and fire personnel and their families; Aug. 21. He began his career as a family practitioner in Lawndale, Pa. As a general surgeon, he was affiliated with Albert Einstein Medical Center, Rolling Hill Hospital, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Cirelli had served as a captain in the U.S. Army during the Second World War; he had treated wounded soldiers returning to England after the D-Day invasion.

Dr. Ivon E. Culver GrEd’52, Clearwater, Fla., a retired teacher and district science coordinator for the Upper Darby school system in Pennsylvania; May 3. He served on the board of the Ruth Eckard Hale School of the Performing Arts.

Edward J. Doyle G’52, Avondale, Pa., Aug. 12, 1998.

George J. Hartman GCE’52, Washington, Jan. 7, 2003.

Dr. Boyd L. Mahuron GM’52, Cordele, Ga., a retired physician; Jan. 8, 2000.

Abraham Mintz SW’52, Toms River, N.J., May 15, 1999.

Florence L. Prage NTS’52, Indianapolis, May 28, 2001.

Francis X. Queally WG’52, Tequesta, Fla., as executive with the Equitable Life Insurance Co. in New York for 34 years, until his retirement in 1989; Aug. 4. While at Equitable, he received several honors, including lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, the president’s trophy, and the order of Excalibur award.

Olivette Roth Roman SW’52, Allentown, Pa., July 9, 2000.

Dr. Peter Safar GM’52, Pittsburgh, an anesthesiologist who developed CPR, the lifesaving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Aug. 3. He began his career in 1952, at the National Cancer Institute of Peru, where he helped found the academic-anesthesiology department, as he did at Baltimore City Hospital (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also founded and developed the International Resuscitation Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, beginning in 1979. The center, which was renamed the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in 1994 in his honor, conducts research involving the secondary injuries that occur after traumatic brain injury, cardiopulmonary arrest, and severe hemorrhage. “He was the father of CPR,” said Dr. Vinay Nadkarni, chair of the American Heart Association’s committee on emergency cardiovascular care. Dr. Safar emphasized the importance of teaching the technique to ordinary people, “because he knew that this would mean that a person might live.” As a founding member of the American Heart Association’s CPR committee and the committee on emergency medical services of the National Research Council, Dr. Safar played a significant role in the organization of emergency units and in establishing guidelines to set up such agencies. He also helped to set standards for ambulance design and equipment and for the training of emergency medical personnel. And he did pioneering work in assembling modern intensive care units while at Baltimore City Hospital. His later research, according to Dr. Nadkarni, “dealt with lowering the body temperature of someone who has been resuscitated after suffering cardiac arrest to prevent brain damage.” Dr. Safar’s research in that area began at the Safar Center, while he was an adviser to the casualty-care research programs of the U.S. Army and Navy. Recent research published in the July issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, confirmed the value of the practice of cooling the body of comatose patients whose hearts have been restarted so that they can be brought back to life slowly, suffering less brain damage.

Charlotte Finston Schwartz CW’52, Villanova, Pa., June 18.

Dr. Thomas H. Smith M’52, Brigantine, N.J., a retired physician; June 21, 2002.


Lois Weaver Benner Nu’53, Lititz, Pa., July 22. She had worked for Lancaster General School of Nursing.

Norman L. Boudreau W’53, Downingtown, Pa., Aug. 26.

Bernice Fischman SW’53, Miami, June 12, 2002.

Angelo P. Gatto WG’53, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1999.

Dr. John J. Horbal D’53, Wethersfield, Conn., a dentist in New Britain, Conn., until his retirement in 1985; July 18. He began his career at the Togus Veterans Hospital in Maine, before opening his own practice. During the Second World War he was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army’s 26th Yankee Division. He landed on Utah Beach shortly after D-Day and served with Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army until he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received a Purple Heart.

Hon. Robert N. C. Nix Jr. L’53, Philadelphia, former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court who was the first African American to be elected to the court; Aug. 23. After two years of service in the U.S. Army, he began his legal career as a deputy state attorney general for Pennsylvania. He then practiced criminal law at the firm of his father, Hon.Robert N.C. Nix Sr. L’24, who was the first African American from Pennsylvania to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Justice Nix was elected a judge in the state’s Court of Common Pleas in 1967, following his efforts to better the conditions of the impoverished in Philadelphia. During the 1960s, he represented United Neighbors, a citizens’ group advocating improvements in a blighted section of West Philadelphia, and he served as a member of the mayor’s advisory committee on civil rights in 1963. Following the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Justice Nix warned that unless the nation made a commitment to racial equality, it faced “an internal conflagration that will reduce it to ashes.” In 1972, he was elected associate justice for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and served in that position for 12 years. He was chief justice of the court for another dozen years, before retiring in 1996. He was also the first African American Pennsylvanian to win election to any statewide office, at a time when it was difficult for a Democrat and Philadelphian to do so. While serving on the high court, he became a strong advocate for individual rights. One of his most important opinions protected the rights of defendants to challenge unlawful police tactics, according to Bruce Ledewitz, a teacher of state constitutional law at Duquesne University. “It’s really under his influence that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court began to move in the direction of being a leading force in state constitutional jurisprudence,” he noted. Justice Nix was also an early voice against prosecutors using their power to exclude African Americans from juries. At the beginning of his tenure, he dissented in a ruling that upheld the state law forbidding damage suits against state agencies, an action that led to further court and legislative conflict on the doctrine of “sovereign immunity,” as the rule was known. His was the lone dissenting vote, however, for upholding the state’s death-penalty statute, which had already been rewritten once to conform with U.S. Supreme Court guidelines. At his death, Pennsylvania Governor Edward S. Rendell C’65 Hon’00, said of Justice Nix that “during the course of his entire career as lawyer and judge, Chief Justice Nix dedicated his considerable intellect and energy to breaking down barriers that have no place standing in any system of Democracy.” His son is Robert C. N. Nix III W’77.


Dr. Milton B. Asbell GD’54 G’81, Haddonfield, N.J., an orthodontist for 46 years in Camden and Cherry Hill, and a lecturer at the University since 1972; July 9. He also lectured at the school of dentistry at Temple University since 1984, where he was a clinical associate professor, and at the department of dental medicine of Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Asbell was past president of New Jersey’s state board of dentistry, and historian and secretary-treasurer of the American Association of Orthodontics for 25 years. His civic and community activities included serving as first chair of the Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill and a founder and past vice president of the Tri-County Jewish Historical Society. A member of Kiwanis International, he was president of the Camden Kiwanis, 1972-74. He received numerous professional awards, including the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of the History of Dentistry and the only honorary bachelor’s degree ever given by Dickinson College. During the Second World War he had served as a captain in the U.S. Army.

Michael Cohn W’54, Scarsdale, N.Y., a retired attorney; March 2, 2002.

Robert B. Cooling WEv’54, Newtown Square, Pa., April 1, 1999.

Eugene Covello C’54, Cherry Hill, N.J., July 16.

Florence D. Dudziak SW’54, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1999.

John L. Finlayson WG’54, Greenwich, Conn., April 7, 2003.

Francis L. Halsey WEv’54, Trenton, N.J., Sept. 8, 2001.

Ellen F. Halter GFA’54, Bronxville, N.Y., art professor emerita at Concordia College; June 10. In 1937, she purchased the Wright Manufacturing Co. of Philadelphia, and for more than 30 years served as owner, operator, and chief designer for the firm, which produced ecclesiastical art metal ware. The altar railings and candlesticks, communion ware, and processional crosses at the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville are all of her personal productions. She sold the business in 1963 and began working as an art instructor at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She taught at Concordia College from 1970 until her retirement in 1993, at which time the college presented her with its highest award, the Servant of Christ medallion, which was one of her own designs.

James F. Hazel C’54, Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 15, 2000.

Joseph P. McGrath L’54, Philadelphia, a retired attorney, Dec. 27, 2002.

Lillian G. Oertel Nu’54, Burlington, N.C., Jan. 1, 2003.

Harold Ogram Jr. W’54, Coatesville, Pa., Nov. 28, 2001.

Morris Ostrow C’54, San Antonio, a retired attorney; Aug. 27, 2001.

Deborah C. Ritter Ar’54, Oreland, Pa., Feb. 3, 2003.

Dorothy S. Salm DH’54, Evansville, Ind., Dec. 18, 2002.

Philip B. Schwartz W’54, Detroit, May 9, 2001.

William Thatcher L’54, Quakertown, Pa., an attorney with the Grim, Biehn, & Thatcher law firm; June 28. He began his career in 1955, as assistant district attorney for Bucks County. In 1956, he and the late Claire Biehn founded the law firm of Biehn and Thatcher, which merged in 1989 with the Grim and Grim firm to form the current Grim, Biehn, & Thatcher, where he still actively practiced. He served as a solicitor for the Quakertown General Authority and was a past president of Quakertown Rotary Club, the Bucks County Bar Association, and the local council of Boy Scouts of America, which presented him with the Silver Beaver Award. During the Second World War he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and a Bronze Star.

John J. Ward WEv’54, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1999.

Myron M. Zimmerman W’54, Miami, July 17, 1999.


Dr. Irving Finger Gr’55, Haverford, Pa., a faculty member in the biology department of Haverford College; July 3.

William S. Gall Jr. WG’55, New Hartford, N.Y., June 21. During his career he worked for IBM; Univac; Cogar, Gall, and Annese; and Windsor Tax Services.

Eugene B. Herr GEd’55, Palmyra, Pa., Aug. 3.

Dr. Philip B. McGarrity GM’55, Ontario, Canada, a retired physician; Feb. 15, 2003.

Robert B. Meyer W’55, Little Falls, N.J., a textile manufacturer for more than 50 years and the president of UTC; July 6.

Harry Sadjian G’55, Southampton, Pa., July 4.


Dr. Elizabeth Jackson Esoda GM’56, Williamsburg, Va., a dermatologist who had maintained a practice in Haddon Heights, N.J., for 34 years; July 7. She had published numerous dermatological articles and monographs. She had taught in the Penn School of Medicine.

Capt. Robert B. Hallborg GM’56, Amherst, N.Y., Aug. 10, 1998.

Dr. Grace A. Bastian Mendel GM’56, Radnor, Pa., a retired anesthesiologist; Nov. 4, 2002. She began her medical career as a U.S. Army nurse caring for wounded soldiers in hospitals in Atlantic City and on Long Island, N.Y., during the Second World War. During the 1950s and 1960s she was on the staff of Philadelphia General Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also taught at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1956, when a dozen firefighters inhaled toxic fumes from a chemical fire in the city, Dr. Bastian, as she was known professionally, and a team of doctors at Philadelphia General worked for days to keep the men breathing on ventilators. “She saved them from horrible deaths,” said her husband. “For years afterward she got Christmas cards from them.” From 1958 until the 1970s she was chief of anesthesiology at the former Haverford Community Hospital and then worked part-time at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Germantown Hospital, and Presbyterian Medical Center until retiring in the 1980s. Dr. Bastian was a pioneer of the use of disposable instruments to decrease infections, and she designed intricate breathing tubes for use on babies during anesthesia.

Theodore H. Reed WG’56, Duxbury, Mass., Jan. 13, 2002.

Martin E. Trossman W’56, Williamsville, N.Y., a director of the Freed Maxick accounting firm in Buffalo, until his retirement in 2000; Jan. 15, 2003. In Buffalo he had served as president of the Jewish Federation, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Weinberg campus of the Rosa Copland Home for the Aged, Temple Beth El of greater Buffalo, and the Penn Club of western New York. And he was treasurer of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. At Penn he belonged to Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. One of his sons is David A. Trossman W’88, who is married to Marlene Kagen Trossman C’87, and his daughter is Ilene Trossman Salzmann C’92.

Mildred K. Zink GEd’56, Warsaw, Mo., May 6, 2001.


Dr. Roger E. Cupps M’57, Rochester, Minn., emeritus associate professor of radiology at the Medical School of the Mayo Clinic; July 9. He began his career as a general practitioner for Lago Oil and Transport Co., a subsidiary of Standard Oil, in Aruba (then Aruba, Netherlands Antilles), 1958-62. He was appointed a consultant in radiology at the Mayo Clinic, 1966-70; an instructor in radiology at the Mayo graduate school of medicine, 1970-74; an assistant professor at the Medical School, 1974-80; and an associate professor, 1980-94, when he retired. He specialized in therapeutic radiology and published extensively in his field. Dr. Cupps was an active member of numerous professional organizations, including serving on various boards at the Mayo Clinic. Following his retirement, he pursued his interest in theater by co-producing community theater productions in Naples, Fla., where he resided in the winter.

Geraldine R. Pogacar SW’57, Kennett Square, Pa., Sept. 16, 2001.

Francis C. Poore W’57, West Chester, Pa., June 26.


De Lysle L. Henry G’58, Alpena, Mich., May 28, 2002.

Marilyn H. Johnson GLA’58, Germantown, Md., Aug. 18, 2002.

Barbara A. MacDonald SW’58, San Diego, June 15, 2000.

Col. George J. Oakey G’58, Clifton, Va., May 14, 2002.

Dr. Banyong Thavaramara GM’58, Chatuchak Bkk, Thailand, a physician; June 6.

Dr. Joseph M. Winston GM’58, Bernville, Pa., a physician; Aug. 14, 2001.


Bernard S. Arnold Ar’59, Upper Saddle River, N.J., an architect and principal partner in the firm of Gismondi & Arnold, of White Plains, N.Y.; June 7. He was an arbitrator for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He was a past president of the school board and band parents’ association of Northern Highlands Regional High School. And he was a founding member of the Reform Temple of northwestern Bergen County. His wife is Karyl Radzievich Ar’59.

Dr. Harold Lewis GrS’59, New York, the retired dean of the school of social work at Hunter College and a former professor of social work at the University; July 18. He began his career as an instructor at the school of social work at the University of Nebraska in 1950. He returned to Penn in 1951 and was promoted to associate professor of social work in 1962, a position he held until 1969. Dr. Lewis was named dean of the school of social work at Hunter College in 1970 and remained there until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure, the school of social work gained national recognition. He is also credited with developing the school’s concentrations concept, which allows graduate students to pursue a second specialty in health or mental health, an idea adopted by the National Council on Social Work Education as a model for other graduate schools of social work. Dr. Lewis was founder and co-editor of The Journal of Teaching in Social Work and was the author of the text, Intellectual Base of Social Work Practice: Tools for Thought in a Helping Profession. He also wrote more than 100 papers and articles. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence during the Second World War. His daughters are Amy Lewis Reisch CW’69 and Dr. Beth M. Lewis CW’73.

Geraldine Nuss Rubin G’59, Reading, Pa., Aug. 29, 2000.

Rosetta M. Snipe SW’59, Philadelphia, June 15, 2002.

Dr. Charles G. Vosmik GD’59, Painesville, Ohio, an orthodontist in Cleveland and Painesville until his retirement in 1984; June 15. And he had served in the U.S. Air Force, with the 1100 Hospital Squadron.


Dr. James G. Dickson Jr. M’60 GM’73, Portland, Maine, a retired anesthesiologist who conducted research on respiratory physiology at Penn’s Institute for Environmental Medicine; June 9. He was a career line officer in the U.S. Navy from 1947 until 1955, when he entered the Penn Medical School. Following his residency, he served as assistant director of Penn’s Institute for Environmental Medicine and dive director of the pressure/altitude chamber complex for ten years, during which he supervised experiments on respiratory physiology in undersea and aerospace conditions and other altered environments. As a clinical anesthesiologist, Dr. Dickson practiced at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and at Millville Hospital (now South Jersey Hospital Systems/Millville Division), in New Jersey. In 1985, he moved to Massachusetts and practiced at Boston University Hospital, now Boston University Medical Center, until his retirement in 1995. His daughter is Linda Dickson Barth CW’74.

Dr. Marvin A. Hays GM’60, Portland, Ore., a dentist; March 15, 2002.

David C. Kandra ME’60, Red Bank, N.J., a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate at Fort Monmouth for 40 years; May 17.

Dr. Leonard D. Savitz Gr’60, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 2002. He taught sociology at Temple University.

Raymond N. Schroth CE’60, Sparta, N.J., a retired director at Warner-Lambert; May 30. He began his career at IBM, where he worked for nine years, until joining Warner-Lambert. At his retirement in 1999, he was a director in the information systems division. He had been a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving in Adak, Alaska. In 1955 he received the Coggin Award for the outstanding soccer player in the state of New Jersey.

David A. Seidenfeld W’60, Shaker Heights, Ohio, president of the Penn Petroleum Co.; June 12. He began his career as a salesman with Penn Petroleum, a family business; he bought the company from his father in 1967. He had also worked as a paperboy, Fuller Brush salesman, construction worker, garment factory worker, and waiter. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. An avid stock-market investor, he published the book Bullishly Speaking: The Writings of Master Investor S. Allen Nathanson, 1966-1973, 1980, in 1997; a new, paperback edition was released in 2003.

Anne Lewis Stoudt CW’60, Kaaawa, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2003.

Regis C. Vogel Jr. W’60, West Palm Beach, Fla., April 2003.

Dr. William N. Watson GM’60, Milton, Fla., a physician and surgeon in Santa Rosa County, Fla., for more than 40 years; June 30. He served in the U.S. Navy (1955-57), and was stationed in Japan and California.


Lela Ricks Bethel Nu’61, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 2002.

Dr. Melissa Lehman Buchan M’61, Portland, Ore., a retired physician; Dec. 20, 1998.

Harold W. Grausam Jr. C’61 SW’64, Philadelphia, , March 14, 2001.

Charles M. Johannesson WEv’61, York, Pa., Jan. 29, 2000.

Lenora D. Mann SW’61, Baltimore, retired chief of social work for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; June 16. She began her career as a school teacher before joining the Girl Scouts organization, where she became a director of camping for the Washington, D.C., and Virginia area. She then joined the Maryland health department, until her retirement in 1980.

Linda Ann Eberhardt Nesbitt DH’61, St. Augustine, Fla., July 16. She owned a shop in south Florida.

Darrell M. Nixdorf SW’61, York, Pa., a retired local mental-health administrator; July 18. He had taught social work at York College of Pennsylvania and in a U.S. Army Reserve medical-field-service school. He was a past president of the York School Board. He was director of the school board of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit in York County for five years and served as the first administrator of the mental-health/mental-retardation program in York and Adams counties for eight years. And he was administrator of the Blair County program for mental-health/mental-retardation and drug and alcohol program for 17 years, until his retirement. During his tenure at Blair, a behavioral health unit at the Valley View Nursing Home was dedicated in his name, and the behavioral unit of Altoona Hospital established a fund in his name to annually honor an employee in the field of behavioral health. He had served overseas with the U.S. Marine Corps. For many years he grew and processed flax for linen, and was invited to numerous historical sites along the Eastern Seaboard to teach workshops on this craft.

Dr. William W. Reynolds GM’61, Akron, Ohio, the former chief of staff at Akron City Hospital, who practiced internal medicine there for 35 years; July 23. He was a U.S. Army captain and chief of medicine stationed in Germany, and had also served in the U.S. Navy.

William B. Salkover W’61, Evanston, Ill., the owner and operator of a metal processing firm for more than 20 years; Nov. 17, 2002. He then spent over 15 years in the insurance industry. Following his retirement, he joined the Chicago Urban Teachers’ Corps and taught reading at an inner-city elementary school.

Robert B. Snowden C’61, Churchville, Pa., an executive with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals until his retirement in 1993; July 3. He continued to work as a consultant for the company following his retirement. Formerly, he had been the director of marketing and international licensing for Janssen Pharmaceutica in Belgium. And he had worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical.


Dr. Paul Berg V’62, Williamstown, N.J., a veterinarian and former associate professor of veterinary medicine at the University; Aug. 17. He was a U.S. Public Health Science Research fellow, 1964-65. In 1969, he headed the small animal surgery unit, now Penn’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital, and taught as an assistant professor and associate professor at the University’s veterinary school until 1972. He returned as an adjunct professor in 1980. In 1971, Dr. Berg established the Berg Veterinary Hospital of South Jersey, where he practiced for 29 years, before turning the clinic over to his daughter, Dr. Melissa J. Berg V’96, in 2000.

Dr. Vincent Patrick Blue GM’62, Newtown, Pa., a retired physician; May 27.

William G. Reynolds Jr. C’62, Richmond, the retired vice president of government relations and public affairs for the Reynolds Metals Co., a firm founded by his grandfather; July 2. He held this position at the time of the company’s merger with the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) in May 2000. At Penn he was president of the student body and captain of the tennis and squash teams. A native of Kentucky, he began his career in the office of former Kentucky Governor Edward “Ned” Breathitt. From 1966 to 1968, he was assistant U.S. attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington. He joined the law department of Reynolds Metals in 1968 and was named the executive assistant to the president and chair of the Board in 1973. He was elected treasurer of the company in 1975, and he became vice president of government relations and public affairs in 1980. A member of the bar in Virginia, Kentucky, and Washington, he had been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as vice president and treasurer of both the Richard S. Reynolds and Missionary Emergency Foundations, and was a board member of many civic, educational, and community organizations. And he had been instrumental in founding and served as chair of the American Red Cross Golf Classic.

John C. Roak Jr. G’62, Pleasantville, N.J., June 8.


Ronald Brodie C’63, Miami Beach, an attorney; May 13, 2003.

Robert G. Cutaiar WEv’63, Harleysville, Pa., the executive vice president of Mushroom Transportation Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, from 1949 until his retirement in 1980; June 4.

Angelo Gatto WG’63, Blackwood, N.J., Sept. 23, 1999.

Mark S. Heyman GCP’63, Saint Louis, June 12, 2002.


Charles A. Elchinger FA’64, Laurel, Md., March 24, 2003.

Nancy Crabtree Fortna Nu’64 GNu’66, Elizabeth, N.J., a nursing instructor at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, N.J.; June 17. She began her career in 1966, as director of staff development at Chambersburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. She taught in the nursing schools of the University of Maryland and New York University. She was a pediatric same-day-surgery nurse practitioner at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 1986-2002; in 1997 she was honored as New Jersey’s nurse practitioner of the year. And she had served as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps, 1990-2002. Her favorite tour of duty, according to her husband, David H. Fortna V’66, was a three-week joint medical-military humanitarian mission as part of Cobra Gold in Thailand.

Dr. Robert J. Miazga D’64, Remsen, N.Y., a dentist for 29 years in Whitesboro, N.Y., and later in Poland; July 26. He was a member of the Mohawk Valley Frasers Pipe Band. And he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Dr. Russell J. Stumacher C’64, Wynnewood, Pa., retired chief of infectious diseases at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia; June 10. He was also clinical associate professor of medicine at Penn the University of Pennsylvania for 22 years, and taught at Hahnemann University’s medical school. He received awards for excellence in teaching from Penn and Graduate Hospital. During the 1980s he spent several weeks each year in the Dominican Republic, teaching medical personnel and setting up programs: he received an honorary degree from the medical school of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in Santo Domingo. While at Penn, he was the play-by-play voice of Penn basketball and baseball on radio station WXPN-FM. He also served in the U.S. Navy in Saigon Harbor, aboard a hospital ship. A prize fund has been established in his name at Penn School of Medicine. His brother is Eric Stumacher C’68; Dr. Stumacher’s son is Dr. Roger E. Stumacher C’98 M’03.

Donald M. Tucker L’64, New Bedford, Mass., an attorney who was executive director of the Lloyd Center of Environmental Studies; Aug. 17.


Mary L. Delaney GNu’65, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., the retired director of nursing at Atlantic City Medical Center and a retired professor of nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College; Aug. 18.

Thomas B. Duffin Jr. WEv’65, Havertown, Pa., July 29. One of his sons is Thomas B. Duffin III WEv’80.

Dr. Andrew S. Jordan Gr’65, Summit, N.J., Nov. 29, 2002.

Pradip M. Khandvala GLA’65, Philadelphia, July 23.


Dr. Sylvia Gorsky Charp GrEd’66, Upper Darby, Pa., former editor-in-chief of Technical Horizons in Education Journal; Aug. 26. She served as co-chair of Penn’s Charles Custis Harrison Society.

Dr. Dana Charry C’66, Princeton, N.J., a psychiatrist and the medical director of Catholic Charities for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen; Aug. 6. He had been director of psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Reading, Pa., and had twice served as staff psychiatrist and medical director at the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center in Bridgewater, N.J. Recently, he was medical director of mental health and retardation for Tarrant County, in Fort Worth, Tex.

Dr. Elenore Cole CW’66 Gr’72, Miami, a retired librarian; June 1. She worked at city libraries in New Jersey before moving to Philadelphia, where she began a 25-year career in the international-shipping business; according to her daughter she was fluent in 15 languages. After relocating to Florida, she attended divinity school and was an ordained Presbyterian minister in June 2002; she served as a parish associate at Riviera Presbyterian Church in Miami. Her personal struggle with breast cancer led her to work as a chaplain for VITAS Hospice in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Anna May High GNu’66, Malvern, Pa., a retired nursing instructor; May 25. She was a nursing instructor at Reading Hospital for 20 years and a teacher at Reading Area Community College for 13 years. She was also employed as a nursing supervisor at the Presidential Woods Nursing Center in Adelphi, Md. And she taught at Brandywine School of Nursing in Chester County, Pa., retiring in 1995.

Rev. William H. Snyder SW’66, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 2002.

Myra I. Samford Wiester GEd’66, Abilene, Tex., a retired teacher; July 5.


Elizabeth Coleman SW’67, Hatboro, Pa., May 30, 2000. She had worked for the department of public welfare in Philadelphia.

R. Michael Kemler C’67 GL’72, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; June 10.

Richard T. Lane EE’67, Arcata, Calif., March 3, 2002.

Henry J. Simon G’67, Buffalo, N.Y., the director of crisis services for the City of Buffalo and a former television investigative reporter; July 16. He taught English at the Community College of Philadelphia for seven years and was a TV talk show host, despite having no experience in journalism, in Philadelphia for three years. In 1974 he became Buffalo’s first television investigative reporter, as WKBW-TV’s Eyewitness News Troubleshooter. Among his early successes was a series on fires plaguing the east side, which he attributed to a “systematic arson-for-hire” scheme. The reports led the mayor to activate a joint police-fire department task force that had been in limbo for two years. In 1975, he scored a perfect 4.0 among local TV news personalities in an informal viewer poll conducted by The Buffalo News. The paper’s television critic, Hal Crowther, wrote that readers responding to the survey mentioned Simon “more than twice as often as any other TV reporter in town, and more often than several anchormen. And every notice was a rave.” Simon left WKBW after two years, over what he later called the station’s refusal to spend enough time or money on investigative journalism. He briefly returned to the air as a freelancer in the mid-1980s on another Buffalo station. After earning a law degree, he worked as a clerk for judges in Buffalo and Erie County. He taught broadcast journalism at Buffalo State College for three years in the late 1970s and was vice president of communications for Tavco Marketing & Media in the late 1980s. He also served as a media consultant for the law firm of Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn. And he was editor of The Jewish Review. Appointed to the Buffalo City Planning Commission in 1987, he became the director of crisis services there in 1993.


Dr. Miles J. Felix D’68, West Chester, Pa., a pediatric dentist for 33 years; June 14. During the 1970s, while establishing his practice, he also taught pediatric dentistry at the dental school of Temple University. His son, Dr. Eric I. Felix D’98, joined him in his practice in 2000.

Richard J. Levin G’68, Philadelphia, July 11.

Wendell K. Pass G’68, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retired administrator at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, where he had worked for 38 years; July 8. His most recent position was executive director of the Pennsylvania Employer Advisory Council and Small Business Programs.

Dr. Harvey D. Silberman GM’68, Elkins Park, Pa., an otolaryngologist; Aug. 31, 2002.

Dr. Steven B. Zelikoff Gr’68, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a business professor, legal expert witness, and small business owner; May 24. He was named Teacher of the Year at the old Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science.


Dr. Robert H. Anderson D’69, Murray, Utah, a dentist for 34 years; July 12. Active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he was a gospel-doctrine teacher for 16 years, and served as the first bishop of the Murray ward.

Dr. Susan Lewis Cooper CW’69, Brookline, Mass., the co-director of Focus Counseling, Cambridge, Mass., for more than 20 years; June 17. She also served infertility patients at the Reproductive Science Center in Waltham for 15 years. Her specialization in alleviating the suffering of infertile patients led to three of the books she co-wrote with Ellen Glazer: Without Child, Beyond Infertility, and Choosing Assisted Fertility. She is also the co-author, with Dr. Cathy Heenan, of Preparing, Designing and Leading Workshops: A Humanistic Approach, which was chosen by Training Magazine as one of the ten most important books to have in a professional trainer’s library. Her board simulation game, Pros and Cons, developed while she was working in the Massachusetts prison system, was distributed nationally as part of sensitivity training for employers. At Penn Dr. Cooper was an officer of the Bennet Union Board and arranged for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan to speak at the University. She also achieved fame as a student when she pushed through the crowd and past secret service agents to greet then presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy with a kiss, a gesture that made the front page of The Philadelphia Daily News. She won the Alumni Day run for her age group when she was in her 40s. Dr. Cooper was third in a line of four generations of alumni, following her grandfather, Meyer Schwartz D’02; her father, Allen S. Lewis W’35; and her son is Seth Lewis Cooper EAS’99. Her husband is Marc L. Cooper EE’66 WG’68.

Mary Sue Finley CW’69, Houston, the founder and CEO of CMS/Creative Marketing Services, a public relations and advertising agency, for 20 years; July 15. She served on the corporate advisory board of the University of Houston and on the board of Spaulding for Children, which honored her for her support to programs in aid of foster and adoptive families. And she was named Woman of Excellence by the Professional Women’s Group. “As a veteran traveler, she was drawn repeatedly to the open spaces of Africa’s wildlife areas, which she captured in drawings and on film to share with family and friends,” according to Naomi Lee Bloom CW’67, who has been her friend since they met while living in Chestnut Hall at Penn.

Suzanne B. Katzen SW’69, Wilmington, Del., June 2.

Vitalia T. McCaffrey SW’69, Allentown, Pa., May 2, 2000.

Elizabeth Teal Snellenburg G’69, Haverford, Pa., a former Pennsylvania commissioner for mental health in the1960s; June 3. A nurse, she developed an interest in alternative-healing methods, leading her to becoming a Reiki master. Her master’s thesis in folklore at Penn concerned faith healing in the Amish community. She exhibited her sculptures and jewelry at local galleries and played flute with a chamber ensemble that performed at public events. She was married to Harry H. Snellenburg G’69, who died in 1999.

Alyce Sentner Sweeney SW’69, Wayne, Pa., Feb. 16, 2003.

Hon. Jay C. Waldman L’69, Philadelphia, a federal judge and a Republican strategist who supported the election and the administration of Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh; May 30. He began his career clerking for a state court judge in Pittsburgh and spent a brief time in private practice, before joining the federal prosecutor’s office in Pittsburgh in 1971, when Thornburgh was the U.S. attorney there. Judge Waldman went on to serve as Gov. Thornburgh’s general counsel and legislative strategist during his two terms as governor. “We worked together for 18 years, every day, beginning in the Department of Justice, and I relied heavily on his wise judgment and counsel,” said former Gov. Thornburgh, who called him “not only a brilliant lawyer and judge but a very insightful political operative.” After Thornburgh’s administration ended in Jan. 1987, Judge Waldman was a member of the turnpike commission and worked for a Philadelphia law firm before being nominated to the federal bench in 1988 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan, a position he held until his death. According to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who sought Judge Waldman’s advice before deciding to run for mayor, “I think he had the brightest political mind in the country.”


Paul Bernbach L’70, Brooklyn,N.Y., a real estate investor; June 14. He practiced law with the Manhattan-based firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett during the 1970s. In 1982 he was elected a director of Doyle Dane Bernbach International, an advertising agency, following the death of his father, one of the founders. He resigned in 1984, to become a partner in Bernbach and Plotkin, a private investment company specializing in real estate. And he had served on the board of Brooklyn Museum of Art since 1985.

Jeannie Ford Dissette CW’70 G’71, Rockport, Maine, director of adult and community education for the Five-Town Community School District in Camden; Sept. 6. Prior to taking this position in 1997, she had been dean of admissions at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where she developed and directed a partnership between Phillips and the Aga Khan Education Services (a network of 300 schools in the developing world). At Penn she had served as director of advanced placement, then joining the Admissions Office she rose to become a regional director of admissions then associate dean of undergraduate admission and director of recruitment. Lee Stetson GEd’71, dean of admissions at Penn, noted, “She was the architect of the extensive recruitment activities that Penn has been using for over 25 years.” Jeannie Ford Dissette served on the boards of a number of organizations including the Avena Institute, and the Children’s House Montessori School in Rockport, Maine; the Camden Public Library; Hope Spring Institute (Peebles, Ohio), and the Sonoma Country Day School (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Also, she was a member of the counseling and guidance division of the National Association for Gifted Children, the Connecticut College Initiative on Global Social Development, and the Women’s Leadership Collaborative, a lifelong project of 25 U.S. and Canadian women. Her brothers are Fred C. Ford EE’68 and Allan M. Ford C’75.

Larry M. Goldstein WEv’70, Philadelphia, June 25.

Dr. Jack S. Locher Gr’70, Gettysburg, Pa., a professor of English at Gettysburg College for 30 years; June 10. He had taught at Ohio University before joining the faculty at Gettysburg. Dr. Locher had served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, including during the Second World War and the Korean War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. And he was past president and editor of the newsletter for the South Mountain Audubon Society.

Theodore L. Young SW’70, Philadelphia, June 29, 2001. He worked for the Philadelphia Board of Assistance.


Erik M. Brown W’71 WG’84, Lancaster, Pa., the principal and chief investment officer of Buchanan Investment Co.; July 17. He began his career as an analyst in budgets and controls at the eastern regional headquarters of the former Trans World Airlines. He also worked as an auditor for the former Price Waterhouse & Co. and Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, both of Philadelphia, and the former RCA Corporation, Baltimore. In 1984, Brown joined CoreStates Capital Markets, an affiliate of Philadelphia Financial Bank, working as an investment banker and assistant vice president. He later became a senior vice president and manager of the trust department for Fulton Bank in Lancaster. From 1993 to 1996 he worked for Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc., before starting his own financial-planning firm. He was serving his second term on the executive board of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee. And he was a board member of the Urban League of Lancaster, the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, and the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. His brother is Barton A. Brown W’75 WG’76.

Marilyn S. Larson CW’71, Mercersburg, Pa., Oct. 24, 2001. She had worked at Mercersburg Academy.


Dr. Carolyn Gerald Gr’72, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Dec. 15, 1999.

Hugh A. Richbourg III WG’72, Casa Grande, Ariz., owner of Century 21 DonnaHugh; May 20. He was employed by the Cigna insurance company for more than 15 years, where he became an executive vice president. In 1999 he opened, with his wife Donna, the Century 21 DonnaHugh real estate agency, serving the Casa Grande area. He had served as a U.S. Army officer in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.


Dr. Carl B. Klockars Jr. Gr’73, Wilmington, Del. professor of criminal justice and sociology at the University of Delaware; July 24. He had been the nationally elected vice president of the police section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The author of five books and more than 50 scholarly articles and professional papers, he had written extensively on professional crime, criminology theory, the moral dilemmas of policing, and police use of force. He and his colleagues had completed a recent study, Enhancing Police Integrity, on how police agencies can create organizational environments to encourage integrity. He was known as a pioneer in building collaborative research relationships between police and academics.


Elizabeth A. Denny CGS’74, Corvallis, Ore., July 28, 2001.

Carole S. Swick GLA’74, Renton, Wash., May 5, 2002.


Dr. Yvonne M. Lange Gr’75, Santa Fe, N. M., director emerita of the Museum of International Folk Art; June 30. Born in Trinidad, she was one of the first women in the Caribbean to earn a pilot’s license. She was worked for the U.S. Army during the Second World War, and then headed the translation branch of the Caribbean Organization. She was director of the Museum of International Folk Art, a division of the Museum of New Mexico, from 1971 until her retirement in 1983. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the acquisition of the Girard Foundation Collection, now displayed in its own wing. She also mentored a staff of young women, several of whom went on to careers in museum administration. And she published and lectured extensively. Following her retirement, she pursued an interest in Christian iconography, particularly as found in Hispanic religious art of the Southwest, and she co-wrote a study of the religious imagery of Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, to be published by the University of Arizona Press.


Edward H. Merves L’76 WG’76, Merion, Pa., an attorney; July 26. His wife is Margaret Tutelman Merves CW’73.

John M. Palko W’76, Orlando, Fla., former head of The Palko Group; June 15. He began his career as a project-construction manager for the Disney distribution center in Lake Buena Vista; he also designed the distribution facility at Disneyland Paris. In 1991 he left Disney to start the Palko Group, a warehouse-consulting firm that he operated until 1998, when he contracted scleroderma, a debilitating lung disease that left him unable to breathe on his own. He underwent a double-lung transplant at the Medical Center of the University of Pittsburgh in May 2000 [“Gazetteer,” March/April 2002]. With his lungs operating at just 30 percent, he said, “I’m going to beat this thing or die trying,” during a telephone interview in 2002, waiting for a rare, second, double-lung transplant. In December 2001 he carried the Salt Lake City Olympic torch about 20 yards when it passed through Orlando, a feat his doctors had called an admirable, but impossible, goal.

Dr. Irene G. Shur GrEd’76, West Chester, Pa., a retired professor at West Chester University; June 26. One of the country’s first Holocaust scholars, she taught a course on it at West Chester during the late 1970s, and was founding director of its Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which opened in 2000. “Her legacy is going to be what West Chester University is teaching and the fact that they are providing master’s degrees” in Holocaust studies, said Robert M. Ehrenreich, director of university programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. “She was way ahead of the curve in many ways in terms of the importance of Holocaust education.” Dr. Shur retired from West Chester in November 2002 as the longest-serving professor in the Pennsylvania state system of higher education. She was among the West Chester’s first Jewish professors when she was hired in 1957. In 1966 she traveled to China on a Fulbright scholarship. She won a local Emmy Award in 1991 for a documentary she coproduced about Holocaust survivors returning to Auschwitz. As a member of the Board of Education of the West Chester Area, she criticized administrators who omitted African American student council members in a high-school yearbook, according to her son. Dr. Shur was also the author of 12 books, including Mr. Puckle’s Hat, a history of West Chester published in 1962 that became a staple for students in local schools. She had nearly completed another book, Mr. Puckle’s Hat Goes to China, at the time of her death.


Stephen E. Fullenwieder G’78, Philadelphia, Jan. 15, 2000.


Craig D. Elmer G’79, Saint Louis Park, Minn., Sept. 17, 1999.

Dr. Karen J. Gadol C’79, Dix Hills, N.Y., a physician; July 2003.

Patrick A. Meagher PT’79, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2002.

Amy P. Sexton Yohannan Nu’79, Malvern, Pa., June 6, 2001.


Dr. Audrey Lesse Brodsky GrEd’80, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., an elementary school teacher in the Philadelphia public school system for 37 years and a teacher of graduate courses in gifted education at the University; July 11. She taught regular and gifted students at the Solis-Cohen Elementary School, Decatur Elementary School, and the Joseph H. Brown Academics Plus Elementary School, earning several awards, until her retirement in 1992. Dr. Brodsky and her husband also operated overnight summer camps in Schwenksville and Honesdale for more than 25 years, where she was known as “Aunt Audrey” and served “as a kind of earth mother to the whole place,” according to her daughter. After retiring from the school system, Dr. Brodsky taught graduate courses in gifted education at Penn and at Widener University. She also organized educational trips to study countries such as Argentina, France, and Brazil.

Dr. Thomas J. Durkin Jr. GM’80, Fort Washington, Pa., June 3, 2001.


Irene M. Misik Virtue GNu’81, Glendora, N.J., a nurse who had worked at hospitals including Virtua-West Jersey in Camden; June 28. She had also worked at the former Metropolitan Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. And she had been a substitute school nurse in Gloucester N.J.


Steven R. Woodman GNu’84, Berwyn, Pa., July 8.


 Carol A. McGurk C’87, Haverford, Pa., July 26, 1998.


Dr. Susan W. Fair G’89 Gr’94, Tucson, Ariz., a professor at the University of Arizona and folklorist at the Southwest Center there; June 1. From 1991 to 1999 she was adjunct professor of anthropology and art history at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. While in Alaska she was publications director at Sealaska Heritage Foundation in Juneau. She also owned and administered a consulting business, emphasizing anthropology, folklore, Native art, and permanent public exhibitions. And she was a researcher and author for the National Park Service. Dr. Fair curated many art exhibits and assisted in purchasing and displaying art for corporate collectors and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She also served as an appraiser of Native American and Alaskan Native art. She assisted in archaeological expeditions and had done extensive field work in the Alaskan village of Shishmaroff. She served on the board of the Museum Commission of Anchorage. She wrote many scholarly and popular essays; her doctoral dissertation was published recently as Alaska: Tradition, Innovation, and Continuity.


Mary Jo Burzynski CGS’91, New York, Feb. 20, 2003.


Mark D. Moseley WG’92, Glen Ellyn, Ill., a specialist in litigation consulting; Aug. 22. He began his career as a structural engineer at Hanson Engineers, Inc., in Springfield, Ill. While at Penn he served as director of operations and on the board of the Christmas in April Program of Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to preventing homelessness. In 1992 he became a litigation consultant with Peterson Consulting in Philadelphia, where he served as an expert witness on financial damages in disputes. He joined Ernst & Young, an accounting in Chicago in 1995, and later worked for Crowe, Chizek, and Co. He was one of only a few persons to be named a certified forensic analyst. His wife is Catherine Pliakos Moseley WG’92.


Garrett C. Klein C’93, Nashville, Tenn., senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Vanderbilt University; Dec. 28, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Tifton, Ga.; his four-year-old son also died at the scene. His wife, Stacy Stansell Klein, suffered minor injuries in the accident; she is a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt and a mathematics and physics teacher at the University School of Nashville. Garrett recruited students for Vanderbilt, working closely with its College of Arts and Science and athletics department. Lee Stetson GEd’71, dean of admissions at Penn, noted, “Garrett had worked in our Admissions Office for four years and was an integral part of our student-supported programs. At Vanderbilt he was highly respected for his work, and extremely well-liked across the country by admissions officers and college counselors alike.”


Sandra N. Greif-Ward SW’95, Palmyra, N.J., April 15, 2003. She worked for Car Care, Inc.

Dr. William H. Shull Jr. GM’95, Philadelphia, an assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine and director of neurotrauma rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; July 7. Appointed assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine in 1997, he became director of neurotrauma rehabilitation in 1998. He was selected as Teacher of the Year by the residency program in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2000 and 2003. He was also appointed course director of the neurorehabilitation didactic series of the department. Dr. Shull was an expert on brain-injury rehabilitation research. He was also a certified fitness instructor and had served as skills judge for the United States Competitive Aerobic Federation. He was known as “Dr. Fitness” to aerobics enthusiasts in the Philadelphia area. A lectureship in neurorehabilitation has been established in his name at HUP.


Dr. David C. Simms M’98, Silver Spring, Md., June 27.


Craig R. Smith CGS’01, Palo Alto, Calif., a writer and production assistant for Elixir Films in Hollywood; June 12. He was a National Merit Scholar and had received a creative writing award from Stanford University. Born with cystic fibrosis, he was active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and often spoke at fundraising events.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Milton B. Asbell. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Paul Berg. See Class of 1962.

Dr. Audrey Lesse Brodsky. See Class of 1980.

Dr. Nino de Prophetis Sr. See Class of 1936.

Jeannine Ford Dissette. See Class of 1970.

Dr. James G. Dickson Jr. See Class of 1960.

Dr. Horatio T. Enterline. See Class of 1944.

Dr. Elizabeth Jackson Esoda.  See Class of 1956.

Hilton L. Goodman. See Class of 1939.

Dr. John C. Haselgrove, Swarthmore, Pa., director of the MRI research facility at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy at the University; June 21. He joined Penn’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1978 as a research assistant professor, becoming an associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics in 1985. And he was named director of the MRI research facility at CHOP in 1994.

Dr. Henry M. Hoenigswald Hon’88, Haverford, Pa., emeritus professor of linguistics at the University; June 16. In 1939 he fled Nazi persecution in Europe and immigrated to the United States. Before joining the faculty in 1948, he had taught at Yale University and the University of Texas, and worked for the U.S. State Department in Washington. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1950 and a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, Calif., in 1962. Dr. Hoenigswald’s speciality was historical linguistics and the Etruscan language. He retired in 1985. He also received an honorary degree from Swarthmore College. Dr. Hoenigswald and his wife, who had also been a refugee, were devoted to the cause of human and civil rights. One of his daughters is Susan Ann Hoenigswald CW’72 and her son is Daniel R. Thorner C’03.

Dr. Harold Lewis. See Class of 1959.

Dr. Julius A. Mackie Jr. See Class of 1950.

Dr. Philip A. Marden. See Class of 1936.

Dr. Grace A. Bastian Mendel. See Class of 1956.

Dr. William A. Phillips. See Class of 1945.

Dr. John J. Sayen. See Class of 1939.

Dr. William H. Shull Jr. See Class of 1995.

Dr. Henry A. Sloviter. See Class of 1942.

Dr. Russell J. Stumacher. See Class of 1964.

Marvin M. Weisbrot. See Class of 1950.

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