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March|April 2015

1934 | Dr. Sylvan Eisenberg C’34 G’35, San Francisco, a professor of chemistry at the University of Santa Clara and then the University of San Francisco; May 10, 2013. His son is David A. Eisenberg C’67 WG’69.

Sidney M. Steiger W’34 L’37, Wilmington, Del., former chief of claims for the Social Security Administration; Sept. 9. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

1936 | Samuel D. Feldman C’36, Denver, a retired high-school English teacher; Nov. 24.

1938 | Reynold A. Cortigine C’38, Kennett Square, Pa., retired assistant vice president of security for the old First Pennsylvania Bank; May 3. 2013. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.

1939 | Dr. Swithin Chandler Jr. C’39 M’43 GM’55, Salt Lake City, a retired medical examiner for the FAA; Nov. 11. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse and sprint football teams. During World War II, he served in the US Army and received a Purple Heart.

Dr. Stanley H. Lorber C’39 M’43, Palm Beach, Fla.,a former professor of gastroenterology at Temple University; Nov. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the men’s track, lacrosse, and football teams. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Leonard P. Whitelaw W’39, Riviera Beach, Fla., retired head of a children’s clothing manufacturer; Dec. 11.

1940 | Clifford C. Collings Jr. W’40, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a municipal investment adviser; Nov. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the men’s lacrosse and sprint football teams. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Arthur B. Horneff WEv’40, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired CPA; Nov. 8. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

1941 | Philip J. Kletz W’41, Cherry Hill, N.J., Nov. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Penn Band. During World War II, he was a captain with the US Army in Europe and earned a Legion of Merit. His son is Gordon Travers C’73.

Anita Lanard CW’41, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired elementary-school principal; Oct. 28.

Hon. H. Ray Pope Jr. L’41, Fort Myers, Fla., a former Pennsylvania Common Pleas judge; June 12.

Dr. Kenneth M. Scott M’41 GM’47, Black Mountain, N.C., a retired physician for the state Department of Public Health; Sept. 15. After serving in the US Army during World War II, he was professor of surgery at Severance Hospital in Seoul.

1943 | Jack C. Briscoe W’43, Philadelphia, a retired attorney who had taught law at the Wharton School and the Penn engineering school; Dec. 1. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.

Harry Cress Jr. ChE’43, Wilmington, Del., retired director of patents on polymer products for the DuPont Co.; Oct. 11.

Oliver S. Crosby C’43, Hancock, Maine, former US Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Guinea; Oct. 25. He joined the Foreign Service after serving in the US Navy during World War II.

Dr. Howard N. Douds M’43, Upper St. Clair, Pa., a retired physician; Nov. 7. During World War II, he served in the US Army Medical Corps.

John W. Gross Ar’43 GAr’48, Sharon, Pa., a retired architect; Dec. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.

Dora Duchovnay Jacobs Ed’43 GEd’54, Phoenix, May 7. Her daughter is Terri Jacobs Keville CW’72.

Helen Forstner McArdle GEd’43, Kaneohe, Hawaii, Sept. 15.

Dr. Henry A. Seidenberg C’43, Chicago, a retired psychiatrist; Oct. 1.

1944 | Dr. Howard K. Goldberger D’44, Springfield, Va., a retired dentist; Nov. 30. He had been a captain in the US Army.

Norma I. Szajna CW’44 SW’62, Birdsboro, Pa., a retired social worker; Oct. 27.

1945 | Jean Kyte Adamson DH’45, Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 13.

Francis J. Carey C’45 L’49, Ambler, Pa., a retired attorney who later served as president of W. P. Carey Inc., his family’s real-estate investment firm; Nov. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team and Delta Psi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His children are Francis J. Carey III C’73 and Dr. Elizabeth P. Carey V’83.

Margaret L. Crosson G’45, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired school psychologist; Nov. 12.

Robert B. Frailey ME’45 L’49, New Holland, Pa., a retired intellectual-property attorney; Nov. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the men’s rowing team.

Richard S. Leopold C’45, Phoenix, a retired New York Life senior insurance agent; Oct. 23. During World War II, he served as a medical corpsman with the US Army. He was a past president of the Penn Club of Arizona. His son-in-law is Gordon J. Beggs C’70 L’73.

Dr. Alfred H. Magness M’45, Coshocton, Ohio, former head of surgery at Coshocton Hospital; Jan. 20, 2014.

Rita N. Ruzansky DH’45, West Hartford, Conn., a former school dental hygienist; Nov. 2. She later worked for her family’s business, the Capital Candy Co.

1946 | Dr. Elwood H. Borger V’46, Ackermanville, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 20.

John H. Marshall W’46, Clifton, N.J., retired vice president of the First National Bank in Clifton; Nov. 15. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Mildred S. Schmidt Ed’46, Red Bank, N.J., retired executive secretary to the New York State Board of Nursing; Oct. 8.

Dr. John M. Sorrow Jr. M’46 GM’50, Chapel Hill, N.C., retired associate dean of student affairs at the UNC medical school; Oct. 27.

1947 | Robert M. Baker WG’47, Indianapolis, a retired accountant for General Motors; Nov. 13. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny D’47, Pittsford, N.Y., founding head of orthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute of Oral Health; Sept. 17.

1948 | Esta Soloway Goldman G’48, Plainview, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2013.

Paul M. Long W’48, Centreville, Md., former headmaster of the Gunston School; Dec. 10. He had earlier worked for the CIA. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s baseball and sprint football teams and Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Dr. George H. Love C’48 GEd’50 GrEd’73, Harrisburg, Pa., former director of personnel for the Harrisburg School District; Dec. 14. His wife is Hettie Simmons Love WG’47.

Dr. Charles L. Storer D’48, East Moriches, N.Y., Aug. 20.

John R. Vogdes Ar’48, Swarthmore, Pa., an architect; Dec. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Army. His daughters are Barbara L. Vogdes CW’74, Elizabeth Ann Vogdes GAr’75, and Ellen Vogdes Dunn C’87.

Brenton G. Wallace Jr. W’48, Hockessin, Del., founder of an engineering and construction firm; Nov. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Friars and the men’s rowing team. He served in the Marines during World War II and the US Army during the Korean War.

1949 | Dr. William B. Bixler V’49, New Holland, Pa., a retired veterinarian with the FDA’s Bureau of Veterinary Medicine; April 8, 2014.

Dr. Thomas S. Goslin II Gr’49, Modesto, Calif., a retired Presbyterian minister; Sept. 13.

Edwin R. Lowry W’49 L’52, Carmel, Calif., a retired vice president for Chevron; Nov. 16. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

Ernst W. Voorhoeve GEE’49, Harleysville, Pa., Sept. 24.

Carl A. Wiker L’49, Ephrata, Pa., a former attorney; June 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His wife is Sally Baldwin Wiker Ed’50.

1950 | Dr. Sherman Ames II V’50, Stewartsville, N.J., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

C. James Herrick G’50, Oneonta, N.Y., emeritus professor of psychology at Hartwick College; Dec. 23.

Philip J. Kendall W’50, Boca Raton, Fla., former head of the old Packard Press in Philadelphia, which published The Legal Intelligencer and the Dorland’s medical directories; Dec. 17. His grandson is Gregory R. Itzenson W’07.

William B. Packer ChE’50, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired chemical engineer; Nov. 6. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s rowing team.

Dr. William Plummer III M’50 GM’54, West Chester, Pa., a retired physician; June 15. He helped establish the first diabetic department at Chester County Hospital.

Dr. Peter Randall GM’50, Philadelphia, Pa., former chair and emeritus professor of plastic surgery at HUP and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Nov. 16. An innovator of cleft-lip and cleft-palate surgery, he served several international tours with Operation Smile. He was a former president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Association, and the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was a veteran of the US Navy. His children are Peter G. Randall WG’74 and Susanna T. Randall Nu’84 GNu’85.

Sr. Elsie Reid GEd’50, Seattle, a member of the Episcopal Order of St. Helena; Oct. 3.

Robert E. Robinson W’50, Kansas City, Mo., a retired manufacturer’s representative for packaging film converters; May 29. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s baseball team. During World War II, he was a staff sergeant in the US Army. His wife is Jeanne Hounsell Robinson CW’50 and his brother is Paul R. Robinson ChE’43.

Roberta L. Savedoff G’50, Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 4.

Donald I. Sparks G’50, New Hope, Pa., Oct. 10.

1951 | Dr. Robert S. Ayerle M’51, Paoli, Pa., former international medical director for the old Scott Paper Co.; Nov. 6. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Dr. Jay A. Desjardins C’51 M’55, West Chester, Pa., a retired physician; Nov. 23. He had served in the US Navy Medical Corps. His sons are Jay A. Desjardins C’85 and Stephen Paul Desjardins W’90 WG’97.

John E. Ellison G’51, Salt Lake City, Nov. 8. He worked in the production control of electrical equipment. During World War II, he served in the US Army, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, two Battle Stars, and a Purple Heart.

Edward Greer L’51, Jenkintown, Pa., May 27. His daughter is Jacqueline R. Long C’85 GEd’86.

Jerry Grossfeld SW’51, Apex, N.C., retired director of Jewish Family Services of Colorado; Oct. 31.

Raymond J. Hartman Jr. WG’51, Cornwall, Pa., Oct. 26, 2013. He had worked for the DuPont Co.

Arthur R. Hartzell Jr. WG’51, New York, former director of traffic for Pfizer Corp.; Dec. 13. His brother is John P. Hartzell W’57.

David B. Norris Ed’51, Barnegat Light, N.J., April 30, 2013. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Dr. Charles I. Pratt D’51, Lancaster, Pa., a retired dentist; Sept. 14.

Miriam Good Troisi GEd’51, West Lebanon, N.H., a retired teacher; Nov. 11.

William T. Windsor Jr. WG’51, Media, Pa., a retired partner of the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP; Sept. 8.

1952 | Dr. Arthur E. Bogden C’52 G’53 Gr’56, Pittsford, N.Y., former director of immunobiology and experimental oncology at the Mason Research Institute; Oct. 22.

Dorothy Grossfeld SW’52, Apex, N.C., Sept. 6.

James Quinn Harty WG’52 L’59, Pittsburgh, former partner of the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay; Nov. 15.

Frank C. Henderson PT’52, Bernville, Pa., a retired physical therapist; Aug. 30. During World War II, he served with the US Army Air Corps.

Dr. Elmer A. Kestler D’52, Flushing, N.Y., a retired supervisory dentist for the New York City Department of Social Services; April 19, 2013.

Dr. Won Y. Koh GrM’52, Bound Brook, N.J., a retired physician at Somerset Medical Center; Nov. 21.

Robert L. Leiner ME’52, Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26. He had worked for the General Bearing Corp.

Dr. Anthony J. Russo D’52, Orange, Conn., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Milford for 40 years; Nov. 8. During World War II, he served in the US Army, earning a Bronze Star. His children are Dr. Walter F. Russo D’83, Dr. Jane Russo D’84, and Dr. Peter D. Russo D’85.

1953 | Dr. Thomas G. Dickinson GM’53, Sarasota, Fla., a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice for many years; Oct. 20. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His brother is Dr. David C. Dickinson D’56.

William J. Martin W’53, Scranton, Pa., a retired purchasing agent for RCA; Sept. 5.

Roderick G. Norris L’53, Pittsburgh, a retired attorney; Nov. 30. He helped found the Eckert Seamans law firm before moving into private practice. His daughter is Gwendolyn G. Norris C’85.

George A. Rieder W’53, Dallas, a retired management consultant; Nov. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the men’s track team.

I. Edward Robinson L’53, Philadelphia, Sept. 12.

Dr. Peter H. Sellers C’53 G’53 Gr’65, Philadelphia, a retired senior research scientist at Rockefeller University; Nov. 15. He was a pioneer in DNA research. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. His daughter is Anne S. Henderson CW’71.

Leonard D. Shwartz C’53, Westport, Conn., retired owner of a car dealership; June 8, 2013.

1954 | Rev. John B. Austin C’54, Baton Rouge, La., former director of testing and research for Jefferson Parish schools; May 13, 2013.

Stephen W. Becker WG’54, Vero Beach, Fla., a former investment manager for Goldman Sachs, who later worked for McCowan Associates; April 16, 2014. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific. His son is Stephen N. Becker WG’88.

Robert V. Crookshanks G’54, Fredericksburg, Va., Nov. 26. He had worked for Allied Chemical.

Mary H. Gockley Nu’54, Denver, Pa., a retired nursing instructor; Dec. 16.

David H. Miller L’54, Forks, Pa., a retired attorney; Nov. 19.

Jonathan P. Naylor GAr’54, Merion, Pa., a retired partner in the architecture firm KlingStubbins; Nov. 9.

Patricia Parker Smith Ed’54, Sandwich, Mass., a former fashion consultant; June 1. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming team and Delta Delta Delta sorority.

William H. Steinmetz CCC’54, Collingswood, N.J., Nov. 16. He had worked for the DuPont Co.

Edward A. Woolley L’54, Nantucket, Mass., a retired attorney; Aug. 9.

1955 | Dorothy B. Amis Nu’55 G’63, Bainbridge Island, Wash., a retired professor of psychiatric nursing; Nov. 1.

Koon Se Dung W’55, Honolulu, a retired contract specialist for Farmers Insurance; Oct. 2. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Charles G. Lees Jr. C’55, Toms River, N.J., a former cartographer for Hammond Map Co.; April 13, 2014. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Richard M. Stone W’55, Skillman, N.J., a former insurance executive who later worked as a human-resources consultant; Nov. 10. He helped establish the North Brunswick High School (1975), and he served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Alabama State University. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. An ardent alumnus, he served as chair of his local Penn secondary-schools committee. His son is Robert N. Stone C’85.

Balten Van Eesteren W’55, The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 25. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity and the men’s soccer team.

Dr. William S. Vaun M’55, Norfolk, Conn., a retired dean of continuing education at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey; Dec. 1.

1956 | Dr. Charles V. Adrian D’56, Shelburne, Vt., a retired dentist; Dec. 13.

John F. DePledge WG’56, Washington Crossing, Pa., a retired sales representative; Nov. 20. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Leon Feldt WG’56, Plano, Tex., a retired CPA; April 24, 2013.

Betty Hummel Greaves Nu’56, Philadelphia, Oct. 4.

Dr. Avery R. Harrington M’56, Brunswick, Maine, a retired nephrologist at MaineGeneral Medical Center; July 10. His wife is Carolyn Beckenbaugh Harrington CW’52 and his brother is Louis D. Harrington G’63.

Dr. Melvin Lerner D’56, Torrance, Calif., a retired dentist; Oct. 3.

Dr. Leonard G. Shaw EE’56, Roslyn, N.Y., emeritus professor of electrical engineering and later vice provost for undergraduate studies at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering; Oct. 22. His sister is Jean Shaw Adelman CW’52.

1957 | Nancy H. Camp WG’57, Southbury, Conn., a retired middle-school teacher; Aug. 29, 2013.

William J. H. Hough Jr. GAr’57, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Oct. 13. His brother is Charles S. Hough C’48 Ar’50.

Dr. Wayne C. A. Hurtubise Jr. M’57, Haverford, Pa., a retired physician who had maintained a practice for 37 years; Nov. 10.

Brig.Gen. Walter Jajko C’57, Fairfax, Va., a former acting Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for policy support who recently taught at the Institute of World Politics in Washington; Oct. 18. He wrote Military Strategy: Thoughts Toward a Critique (2014). At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. His brother is Edward A. Jajko C’62.

Virginia S. Kaufman CW’57, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Nov. 29. She had been director of resources for women at Penn. Her husband is David J. Kaufman L’55.

Eugene E. Rothberg GEd’57, Narberth, Pa., June 29.

Dr. Eugene V. Weinstock Gr’57, Lexington, Mass., Oct. 8. He had worked for the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., for 36 years.

1958 | Dr. James B. Edwards GD’58, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., the first Republican governor of South Carolina after Reconstruction, 1975-79; Dec. 26. He served as the US Secretary of Energy, 1981-2, and then as president of the Medical University of South Carolina for 17 years. During World War II, he served in the US Maritime Service.

Dr. Donald L. Glucksman C’58, Miami Beach, Fla., a retired vascular surgeon; Nov. 11.

Dr. Frederick F. Paustian GM’58, Omaha, Neb., emeritus professor of gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska; Nov. 2.

Clayton E. Pinder WG’58, DeLand, Fla., a retired CPA; Dec. 9, 2013.

Dr. Richard H. Stoneback Sr. V’58, Strattanville, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 25.

1959 | Ronald A. Bienen W’59, Green Valley, Ariz., Nov. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Vincent W. Campbell L’59, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., retired assistant general counsel for Westinghouse Electric; Oct. 5.

Dr. Paul D. Jacobs D’59, New York, a retired dentist; July 29.

Judith Hanna Keene Ed’59, Elkins Park, Pa., April 22, 2014.

Dr. Joann Y. Nevyas CW’59, Narberth, Pa., a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice for 39 years; Nov. 4. She had also served as an associate professor of surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Her husband is Dr. Herbert J. Nevyas C’55 M’59 GM’64 and her daughter is Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace C’80 M’83, whose husband is Dr. Ira B. Wallace C’79 GM’87.

O. John Olcay WG’59, New York, former vice chair and managing director of Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, an investment-management firm; Oct. 17.

Benjamin D. Swan WG’59, Palo Alto, Calif., May 10, 2013.

Jack D. Wellin EE’59 GEE’73, Wayne, Pa., a retired electrical engineer for Lockheed Martin; Nov. 8.

1960 | William B. Eddison Jr. GCP’60, Cockeysville, Md., Dec. 13. He had worked in the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

Norman L. Gerhart WG’60, Columbia, Mo., retired vice president for fiscal affairs at Avila College; Nov. 5.

Charles J. Lewis WG’60, Thornhill, Ont., April 14, 2014. He ran his own accounting firm there.

Carolyn Markley Pokrivchak Ed’60, Easton, Pa., a retired special-needs teacher; Nov. 23.

Eleanor Reibel Nu’60, Columbus, Ohio, a retired lecturer in nursing at Ohio State University; Nov. 15. She was also a consultant for the Ohio Attorney General’s office of victim compensation. Her husband is Dr. Kurt Reibel C’48 Gr’60.

1961 | Judith Miller Feller CW’61, Saylorsburg, Pa., retired librarian at the East Stroudsburg University; Oct. 31. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Her brother is Robert A. Miller L’60.

Jay Vernon Irwin GEd’61, West Chester, Pa., a retired industrial-arts teacher; Dec. 22.

Barbara A. Kulzer CW’61, Haddonfield, N.J., retired associate dean at the Rutgers University law school; Nov. 28.

Arthur B. Ralston CE’61, Phoenixville, Pa., a retired stationary engineer for Temple University; Feb. 17, 2014.

1962 | Donald R. Furmanski ME’62, Stone Harbor, N.J., Dec. 21. He had worked for the Frankford Arsenal and the Naval Air Development Center in Philadelphia.

Roger B. Poster WG’62, New York, Oct. 8, 2013.

1963 | Dr. Arthur Ames M’63 Storm Lake, Iowa, a retired physician; Sept. 30.

Dr. Adolphe D. Greybek V’63, Warren, N.J., a retired veterinarian; Nov. 1.

David S. J. Smith C’63, Radnor, Pa., a former branch manager for the old Janney Montgomery Scott; Sept. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and Delta Phi fraternity. He was a veteran of the US Marines.

John B. Sousa W’63, Falmouth, Mass., Dec. 4. He had worked for the DuPont Co.

1964 | Dr. Ronald M. Delmonico C’64 D’66, State College, Pa., a retired dentist; Nov. 2.

Kathryn M. Dyck G’64, Bainbridge, N.Y., a retired singing teacher; June 2.

Elizabeth Heim Haskell CW’64, Martinsville, Va., former Virginia state secretary for natural resources; Feb. 11, 2014. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Dr. Joel D. Klein C’64, West Chester, Pa., former chief of infectious diseases at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children; Aug. 6. He also had been professor of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University. His brother is Dr. Arthur L. Klein C’60 and his daughter is Dr. Bethany L. Klein ASC’03 Gr’06.

Dr. George D. Murphy Gr’64, Philadelphia, a retired professor of English at Villanova University; Dec. 22.

Barbara Gitlin Siegel CW’64 G’69, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired high-school French teacher; May 22.

Barbara Banks Weisser GEd’64, Langhorne, Pa., Nov. 9, 2013.

1965 | Edmund A. Carlson GEd’65, Los Angeles, a retired fundraising consultant; Aug. 29.

John Christopher GME’65, Yardley, Pa., former vice president of engineering for RCA; Nov. 2.

Dr. Frederick Douglas Jr. PT’65, West Chester, Pa., a retired physical therapist who had also served as pastor for a number of United Methodist congregations; April 1, 2013.

Sarah L. Engel CW’65, Philadelphia, Nov. 20.

Barbara E. Hoess G’65, Flourtown, Pa., a retired German teacher; Dec. 13.

Wilson K. Kinkead GEE’65, Saratoga, Calif., a former project manager for Lockheed Martin; Oct. 31.

Dr. Jacob P. Rayapati G’65 Gr’70, Moline, Ill., former chair of communications and modern languages at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania; Nov. 9.

Geraldine Saunders-Jones SW’65, Wyncote, Pa., former managing director of family services for Traveler’s Aid; Oct. 27.

Joel H. Shiff W’65 WG’66, Lawrence, N.Y., former CFO of NCH Capital, an investment firm; April 8, 2013. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity and the men’s track team. He was a former president of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. His sons are Adam L. Shiff C’89 W’89, Jonathan P. Shiff C’92, and Gabriel Shiff W’00.

Kathleen Shannon Toole W’65, Fox Chapel, Pa., a retired school business manager; April 9, 2014.

1966 | J. Mason Brown Jr. WG’66, Pacifica, Calif., a retired industrial engineer for the US Postal Service; Oct. 21.

William F. Hancock Jr. WG’66, Mills River, N.C., a former professor of accounting and finance with the Hult International School of Business; Nov. 7.

Franklin J. Niedz GEE’66, Vero Beach, Fla., June 2.

Charles P. Northrop L’66, Denver, a retired attorney; Dec. 17.

Kathryn E. M. Snyder WEv’66, Mohnton, Pa., retired administrative assistant with the Pennsylvania Department of Health; June 11.

William F. Town SW’66, Port Orange, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014. His wife is Judith M. Town Nu’67.

William J. Zahka G’66, Swarthmore, Pa., former professor of economics at Widener University; Sept. 12, 2013.

1967 | Guy M. Blynn W’67, Winston-Salem, N.C., retired vice president with Reynolds American; Dec. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.

Dr. John N. Thurman M’67, Media, Pa., a retired chair of endocrinology at Riddle Memorial Hospital from 1981 to 2003 who had also been a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Penn, serving on the staff at HUP from 1996 to 2006; Nov. 6.

James A. Vinson W’67 WG’71, Pennington, N.J., retired president of Merrill Lynch Hubbard; Dec. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

1968 | Alice M. Chappell G’68, Woods Hole, Mass., founder of the Chappell Galleries in Boston and New York; July 7, 2013.

1969 | Alfred W. Gramp ME’69 GEE’75, Churchville, Pa., retired electrical engineer with the Johnsville Naval Air and Development Center; Aug. 31, 2013.

Dr. William E. Jacobs M’69 GM’76, Charlotte, N.C., a retired plastic surgeon; Dec. 6.

Barry L. Jaffee WG’69, Westborough, Mass., a retired CPA; Oct. 28. He had served on the board of the Jewish Healthcare Center. His wife is Phyllis G. Jaffee G’68.

1970 | Ernest Eskin SW’70, Philadelphia, retired director of the Traveler’s Aid Society; Dec. 11. His wife is Myra Aptekar Eskin SW’68.

Dr. Justine Robinson Rector CW’70, Moorestown, N.J., a former professor of journalism at Howard and Temple universities; Oct. 26. She wrote In Fear of African American Men (1999).

Walter W. Simmers ME’70, Vernon, Conn., a partner at the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP; Oct. 28. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Navy. His brother is Robert A. Simmers ChE’67 and his daughter is Kara E. Simmers C’01 CGS’05.

Ralph C. Unks GEE’70, Flourtown, Pa., March 9, 2014.

1971 | Robert J. Bergquist PT’71, East Longmeadow, Mass., a retired physical therapist who had maintained a practice for over 30 years and taught at Springfield College; July 18, 2013. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Curtis M. Engram SW’71, Philadelphia, Sept. 27.

Dr. Karen Moss Glaser GEd’71 Gr’81, Philadelphia, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson University who also held dual appointments there as an associate professor of psychiatry and of family and community medicine; Nov. 12. Her husband is Richard A. Glaser GLA’68.

Dr. C. Zaslawsky Hirsch CW’71 D’77 Gr’79, Philadelphia, an attorney; Aug. 2. She had earlier been a researcher in molecular biology. Her husband is Dr. Bruce E. Hirsch Gr’74.

Susan H. Parker CW’71, Chilmark, Mass., June 9.

Steven J. Taylor C’71, South Onondaga, N.Y., Centennial Professor of Disability Studies and director of the Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University; Nov. 8.

Mary Charlot Walling HUP’71, O’Fallon, Mo., June 5.

1972 | Lawrence J. Causak W’72, Slidell, La., Oct. 19, 2013. He had owned Record Revolution in Valley Forge, Pa, for 24 years. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team.

Alfred F. Ferguson WG’72, Havertown, Pa., former chief of the administrative division of the US Community Services Administration; Dec. 13.

David M. Green WG’72, Bellaire, Tex., Aug. 7. He had worked for El Paso Energy.

1973 | Marvin S. Krout GAr’73 GCP’73 GFA’73, Lincoln, Neb., former city planning director; Nov. 20.

Dorothy T. Motz WEv’73, Lafayette Hill, Pa., Nov. 15.

Dr. Sandra Shaber Gr’73, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 2013. Her children are Steven J. Shaber C’80 WG’85 and Dr. Ruth E. Shaber M’86.

1974 | Charles R. Erwin C’74, Atlanta, Nov. 4.

Dr. Richard E. Greenwood C’74, Barrington, R. I., deputy director of the state Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission; Oct. 22. His wife is Virginia K. Greenwood CW’75.

Kenneth P. Prager WG’74, Media, Pa., a management consultant; July 8.

Beth Comroe Victor CW’74, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a designer and art collector; April 19, 2014. Her children are Heather R. Victor Stecker C’00 and Dr. Brett M. Victor C’03, and her brother-in-law is J. Scott Victor C’80.

1975 | T. Ronald Pilot Jr. W’75, Lower Merion, Pa., Nov. 2. He had worked for United Savers Bank and New Dartmouth Bank in New Hampshire. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s rowing team.

1977 | Jeanne E. Dise GEd’77, Denver, Sept. 18.

Allean J. Scott SW’77, Lancaster, Pa., a former psychotherapist with Hahnemann Hospital; March 14, 2014.

1978 | Christopher H. Strolle EE’78 GEE’80, Ambler, Pa., Nov. 3.

1979 | Brian H. Colin WG’79, Tampa, Fla., a marketing executive; Nov. 3.

Ina W. Gershenson GNu’79, Philadelphia, June 28.

1982 | Leslie L. Blouin G’82, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Nov. 19. He had worked for the Naval Ships Parts Control Center there.

1985 | Laurie R. Meyer SW’85, Falls Church, Va., a social-work supervisor for the Center for Alexandria’s Children; Sept. 28. Her brother is David L. Meyer C’79.

Eric P. Salonen L’85, Washington, a partner with the law firm of Stewart and Stewart; Feb. 26, 2014.

1986 | James C. Derks W’86, Eden Prairie, Minn., March 16, 2014.

1987 | Alan R. Braxton WG’87, Oak Park, Ill., April 9, 2014.

1988 | Dr. Mark D. Loigman C’88, Larchmont, N.Y., a psychiatrist; Oct. 10. His mother is Carol Lader Loigman CW’63.

1990 | Dr. James Walter Arrison Gr’90, Lansdale, Pa., professor of physics at Villanova University; Sept. 21.

1996 | Margaret L. Toborowsky CGS’96, Philadelphia, June 1. Her mother is Joan Toborowsky CGS’89.

2001 | Dr. Jeremy A. Blumenthal L’01, Dewitt, N.Y., Dec. 18.

Phyllis Green GEd’01, Philadelphia, a former high-school assistant principal who went into banking and later founded an investment firm; Nov. 14.

Dr. Theresa A. Walls GGS’01, Lancaster, Pa., a psychiatrist who served as medical director at the Ephrata Community Hospital; Nov. 30.

2005 | Fatmata E. Kamara WG’05, London, Nov. 17. She had worked in international finance, and was studying law at Birkbeck, University of London.

2009 | Michael C. Evans SPP’09, Worcester, Mass., a licensed social worker; Dec. 27.

2013 | Gregory M. Ashe WG’13, Irvine, Calif., former senior director of eSports for Blizzard Entertainment; June 11. He had recently started a video-game company, Shield Break Studios.

2014 | Russell Robert Lynn G’14, Collingswood, N.J., associate program director of the nurse-anesthesia program in Penn’s School of Nursing; Dec. 16.

Faculty & Staff

Jack C. Briscoe. See Class of 1943.

Dr. Howard Holtzer, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of cell and developmental biology in the Perelman School of Medicine; Nov. 5. He joined the Penn faculty in 1953 and retired in 1994. His work on cell lineage expanded the frontiers of developmental biology.

Dr. Peter Randall. See Class of 1950.

Harry Reicher, Philadelphia, adjunct professor of law at the University; Oct. 27. One of Australia’s leading international law and taxation experts, he taught at Penn Law for 19 years, and was known for his courses on international human rights and Law and the Holocaust; he contributed a chapter to The Law in Nazi Germany: Ideology, Opportunism, and the Perversion of Justice (2013). He served on the council of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Dr. Heinz Schleyer, Havertown, Pa., assistant professor emeritus of surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine; Nov. 10. He joined Penn as a post-doctoral fellow in medical physics in 1961 and was appointed an assistant professor of biophysics in 1970; emeritus status was conferred in 2004. He was known for his work on Cytochrome P-450, enzymes involved in drug metabolism. His wife is Johanna W. Schleyer C’76.

Dr. John N. Thurman. See Class of 1967.

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