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DeLos F. DeTar Gr’44, Salt Lake City, UT, a retired chemistry professor at Florida State University; May 18, at 102.
Mary Lees “ML” McKinney Loughran CW’46, Lansdale, PA, a retired teacher and school bus driver; March 9. As a student at Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and the field hockey, golf, swimming, softball, and tennis teams. She also served as a Class of 1946 officer for many years. Her husband is Francis H. Loughran W’45, and one daughter is Frances Loughran Garvey C’83, who is married to Paul G. Garvey W’82.
Marie English Cotter DH’47, Stratford, CT, May 31. She worked for a plumbing and heating supply company.
Isaiah Frederick “Fred” Shotkin W’47, Westport, CT, a retired attorney; April 15. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Milton I. Wiskind W’47, Akron, OH, a retired executive for Myers Industries, a tire supplies manufacturer; May 31. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the rowing team.
Margaret “Miggs” Stamm Coleman G’49, Rochester, NY, a former director of support services at a mental health clinic; April 10.
Marie Snavely Goulburn HUP’50, Haddonfield, NJ, a former nurse; May 10. One son is Charles F. Goulburn WG’92.
Daniel I. Murphy W’50, Haverford, PA, a retired lawyer; May 18. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the sprint football team.
Stuart Coven L’51, Boca Raton, FL, a banking and real estate entrepreneur in New Jersey; April 29. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Joseph J. Dallas WEv’51, Langhorne, PA, a retired director of labor relations for the US Navy; May 10, at 99. He served in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II.
Richard G. Hannye EF’51 W’54, Princeton Junction, NJ, a retired manager of administration and funding for General Electric; May 12. He also lectured at Wharton. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team. One daughter is Marie Michele Hannye‑Scurato C’89.
Warren W. Lutz W’51, Glastonbury, CT, aformer officer at Travelers Insurance; April 26. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. John “Dix” Wayman D’51, Ithaca, NY a retired dentist; May 17. He served in the US Naval Reserves.
Joseph B. Serbin ChE’52, Akron, OH, a retired pastor; May 10.
Elaine Jaffe Altschuler OT’53, Houston, a retired social worker; April 30. She previously worked as an occupational therapist for the US Army.
E. Boyd Asplundh L’53, Bryn Athyn, PA, former president of his family’s tree pruning business; Jan. 14, 2021. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC.
Dr. Eugene W. Bierly C’53, Bethesda, MD, a retired atmospheric researcher who worked at the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; July 8. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the ROTC.
Dr. James M. Fenstermacher M’53, Peoria, AZ, a retired anesthesiologist; May 25. He served in the US Army.
Arthur Lawrence “Larry” Groo Jr. W’53, Greenwich, CT, a financial advisor; May 23. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Mask & Wig, and Friars Senior Society.
William M. Horwitz W’53, Brighton, MA, owner of a window treatment company; May 28. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the Amateur Radio Club.
Ruth Hoeflich Maiden HUP’53 Nu’61, Stone Harbor, NJ, a retired school nurse; April 18. One daughter is Nancy E. Mulvenna G’97.
Verna Sandler Barron CW’54, Honey Brook, PA, a retired speech therapist; May 30. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Penn Players, and WXPN.
Dr. Thomas A. McManus Jr. D’54, Little Silver, NJ, a retired dentist; May 29. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. Leonard S. Ross M’54, Barnstable, MA, a retired radiologist; March 9. He served as a physician in the US Army. His daughter is Sheryl L. Ross C’86, whose husband is Matthew I. Berg C’78, and his grandson is Joshua S. Berg C’20.
Paul M. Weissman WG’54, White Plains, NY, an investment banker and philanthropist; Sept. 30, 2020. He served in the US Army Finance Corps.
Curt R. Dudda W’55, Hagerstown, MD, a retired executive at a metal processing plant; May 5. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and the sprint football team.
Dr. Armin M. Elkins C’55, Berwyn, PA, a retired dentist; May 18. He served in the US Army. One daughter is Beth S. Elkins Cutler C’76.
Elaine Title “ET” Lowengard G’55, Farmington, CT, a former high school Latin teacher, bank executive, and executive director of the Connecticut Valley Girl Scout Council; June 21.
Louis S. Meyer W’55, Cedar Park, TX, a retired jewelry salesman; May 12. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Henry W. Pascarella W’55, Greenwich, CT, an attorney; June 23. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Frederick A. Tucker Jr. C’55, Gladwyne, PA, a retired owner of an insurance brokerage firm; May 20. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, the ROTC, and the swimming and soccer teams.
Warren R. Babor WG’56, La Crescenta, CA, a former bank executive; Aug. 18, 2020.
Robert L. Cahill Jr. WG’56, New York, a stockbroker and philanthropist; Sept. 7, 2020.
Dr. Walter J. Dex M’56, Allentown, PA, a retired radiologist; April 11. He served in the US Army. His wife is Ruth Rojahn Dex HUP’55, and one son is Daniel D. Dex L’95.
Toby Devan Lewis CW’56, Lyndhurst, OH, a retired art collector for the automobile insurer Progressive; April 29.
Dr. George D. Vernimb V’56, Dagsboro, DE, a retired veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company; April 19.
Dr. Arthur A. Altman M’57 GM’62, Nazareth, PA, a retired pathologist; May 7. he served in the US Air Force. One son is Dr. Howard B. Altman C85 GM’94, and his sister is Hana May Altman Brown PT’62, who is married to Dr. Barry M. Brown M’63.
Dr. Ronald B. Berggren M’57 GM’58 GM’63 GM’65, Norwalk, CT, professor emeritus of surgery at The Ohio State University; May 22.
William S. Graff GME’57, Southbury, CT, a retired IBM engineer; May 18.
Thomas M. Halpin PT’57, Ventnor City, NJ, a retired physical therapist; April 13. At Penn, he was a member of the swimming team.
Dr. Arthur P. Mayer Jr. V’57, Newark, DE, a retired veterinarian; May 12.
John R. Rile FA’57, Rydal, PA, a retired executive at an artist management agency; April 25. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. His wife is Joanne McDade Rile FA’56, and one daughter is Karen Rile C’80, who teaches creative writing in Penn’s English department.
Lawrence Scharff D’57, Boynton Beach, FL, a retired dentist; Feb. 11. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps.
Joseph Tatta G’57, Wayne, PA, an educator and coach; May 7.
Jack B. Kinsinger Gr’58, Scottsdale, AZ, retired faculty member and executive at Michigan State, Arizona State, and Midwestern Universities; April 23. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Samuel R. Danziger W’59, Miami, an attorney; May 15. He served in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the ROTC. One brother is Nathan G. Danziger W’62, and his children are Jared E. Danziger C’97 and Jane Spiegel W’00.
Mary E. Gemmill HUP’59, Hatboro, PA, a retired occupational health nurse; May 8. Earlier in her career, she worked as a chemotherapy nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Carol Stein Hoffman FA’59, Boyertown, PA, April 14.
Dr. Jules B. Puschett M’59, El Paso, TX, a former biology professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Aug. 17, 2021. One son is Dr. Mitchell Ivan Puschett M’92.
Henry Alan Sweetbaum W’59, London, former managing director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London; May 26. One son is W. M. Sweetbaum C’96.
Rev. Charles “Chuck” Yrigoyen Jr. W’59, Willow Street, PA, a retired clergy member in the United Methodist Church; May 9. He also taught at several theological seminaries. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC.
Irene Levitt Zelnick CW’59, New York, a corporate finance lawyer; May 17.
Dr. Carol Hill Fegley V’60, Jamison, PA, a retired veterinarian; May 13.
Harold P. Gordon WG’60, Sunny Isles Beach, FL, retired executive director of the toy company Hasbro; June 6, 2020.
Dr. David F. Lawlor D’60, Alstead, NH, a retired dentist; Aug. 18, 2021.
Arline J. Sulewski Nu’60, Harveys Lake, PA, former general manager of a night club in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Sept. 23, 2021. One sister is Sylvia Sulewski Nu’60.
Colin C. Dickson G’61 G’66 Gr’72, Fort Collins, CO, professor emeritus of French at Washington College; May 21.
David L. Paul W’61, Los Angeles, a former bank executive; Jan. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Mary Ricker Powers G’61, Bryn Mawr, PA, a former teacher; May 6. One daughter is Ann M. Powers C’84.
George E. Rejda Gr’61, Lincoln, NE,professor emeritus of finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; April 28. He served in the US Marine Corps.
Kenneth P. Brasted II WG’62, Wichita, KS, a retired bank president; May 7. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. One brother is J. Quentin Brasted C’65.
Clyde R. Carpenter GAr’62, Lexington, KY, a retired professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky; July 1.
Frederick J. Francis L’62, Fox Chapel, PA, a retired lawyer; Sept. 22, 2021. He served in the US Marine Corps. One granddaughter is Emma P. Francis C’21 GEd’22.
Ronald C. Gulezian W’62 Gr’69, North Wales, PA, a former lecturer in Wharton’s department of statistics; Jan. 14. He worked at Penn from 1982 to 1987 and again from 2000 to 2005, as a lecturer in statistics, a lecturer in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and a teacher of evening classes for Wharton undergraduates. He also taught at other universities, including Temple, Drexel, and the University of Delaware.
Stephen J. Kobrin WG’62, Philadelphia, the William H. Wurster Emeritus Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School; May 6. He joined the Wharton faculty in 1987 and in 1992 was named the Wurster Professor. He served as director of the Wurster Center for International Management Studies from 1992 to 1994 and then was named codirector of the Lauder Institute, which succeeded it. He served as director until 2000, then again as interim director from 2006 to 2007. In 2008, he launched Wharton School Press. He was also a Wharton Group Speaker from 2000 until 2014, when he retired from Penn. He was known as an expert in international business and gave Congressional testimony on issues of international economic policy and trade. One brother is David R. Kobrin Gr’68, and his son is Thomas B. Kobrin C’86.
Samuel R. Schnydman W’62, Baltimore, a retired financial adviser and insurance agent; May 8. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the lacrosse and soccer teams.
Robert S. Speizman W’62, Charlotte, NC, a salesman at his family’s sock-knitting machine manufacturing business; May 30. He served in the US Air National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the sprint football team.
Philip H. Martyr W’63, New Canaan, CT, a former assistant to the chairman of Champion International, a paper and wood products producer; May 22. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the squash and ice hockey teams.
Michael A. Sand C’63 L’66, Harrisburg, PA, founder of a nonprofit management consulting firm; May 15. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Rho fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Diane Zubrow Sand G’68 Gr’72, and two sons are Jay Philip Sand C’94 and Marc S. Sand C’97 GEd’02.
Anthony F. Thomas WG’63, Raleigh, NC, a former executive at the electronics company Bell & Howell; May 17.
Nicholas D. Constan Jr. L’64, Lafayette Hill, PA, a retired adjunct professor and administrator in the Wharton School, and a former Pennsylvania Gazette contributor; May 1. Between 1965 and 1975, he served as an interviewer in Penn’s office of admissions, assistant to the dean of admissions, and director of Harrison College House. In 1975, he joined the Wharton faculty as an adjunct professor of legal studies. He retired from Penn in 1996 but taught classes until 2019. In addition to his teaching duties, he held several administrative roles at Penn, including assistant to Penn President Sheldon Hackney Hon’93 and Interim President Claire Fagin Hon’94. When hiring him, President Hackney said, “Nick Constan’s career at the University has touched a variety of bases [and] he has received high marks from those he has served. He is deeply involved in campus life and cares a lot about our community and all its members.” (For one remembrance, see “Alumni Voices,” this issue). For nearly three decades, beginning in the 1970s through the mid-1990s, he authored a popular series of Double-Crostic puzzles, titled Pennsylmania, which appeared in the Gazette [“Old Penn,” this issue].
Hon. Calvin S. “Pete” Drayer Jr. L’64, Gladwyne, PA, a retired senior judge of the Montgomery County (PA) Court of Common Pleas; May 30.
Leo C. Drozeski Jr. WG’64, Richmond, VA, a retired executive in the plastics industry; May 7. He served in the US Army.
Neil K. Evans L’64, Beachwood, OH, an attorney; Jan. 1. One grandson is David H. Katz C’25.
Warren J. Hauser C’64, Wynnewood, PA, retired general counsel for pharmaceutical companies who later founded a bar in Philadelphia; June 6. One former spouse is Gwen Jacoby Hauser CW’65.
Benjamin H. Craine W’65, Bloomfield Hills, MI, founder, owner, and president of a paper supply company; June 26. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity, Penn Players, and Penn Singers. He also served in the Penn & Wharton Club of Michigan for over 50 years.
Dr. Thomas A. Henry G’65, Seaville, NJ, former assistant commissioner of vocational education in the New Jersey Department of Education; May 20.
Robert W. McGee Jr. GCP’65, Timonium, MD, a real estate developer; May 18. He served in the US Navy.
Allen J. Pastryk GEd’65, Oro Valley, AZ, a retired schoolteacher; April 22. His wife is Kathleen Mooney Pastryk GEd’65, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2021.
Kathleen Mooney Pastryk GEd’65, Oro Valley, AZ, an artist; Jan. 1, 2021. Her husband is Allen J. Pastryk GEd’65, who passed away on April 22.
Marcia Stein-Tretler CW’66, Great Neck, NY, retired chairperson of the reading department at Great Neck South Middle School; Jan. 7. Her husband is Richard S. Tretler W’66, and her son is Jonathan Tretler C’93 WG’97, who is married to Lisa Brichta Tretler C’94 G’99 WG’99. One grandchild is Sarah Tretler C’24.
Sue Yerger Young GEd’66, Lafayette Hill, PA, cofounder of a real estate company; April 16.
David E. Burtis G’67, Delmar, NY, a retired econometrician for New York State; May 8.
Marc M. Diamond C’67, Baltimore, a fundraising executive at several foundations and universities; Dec. 16. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN and a Thouron Scholar.
Jeffrey M. Feiner W’67, Short Hills, NJ, a retired managing director of equity research at Lehman Brothers; May 6. Later, he became an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He served in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. His brother is Stuart F. Feiner W’70, and one son is Matthew E. Feiner W’95 L’98, who is married to Wendy Rottenberg Feiner C’95.
Gay Wells Hill G’67, Langhorne, PA, an educator who taught at high schools and Bucks County Community College; May 4.
Dr. James J. Ramage V’67, Ford City, PA, a retired veterinarian; May 25. He served in the US Air Force.
Stephen I. Silberfein C’67, Palm Beach, FL, an attorney; Jan. 2.
Robert W. Baumbach Jr. WG’68, Sebring, FL, a former CEO of a company that provided software to colleges; April 14.
Dr. Sandra Charles Haggett V’68, Bar Harbor, ME, a retired veterinarian; May 10.
Peter M. Nicholas WG’68, Boca Grande, FL, retired cofounder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Boston Scientific Corporation; May 14. He served in the US Navy.
Marie Louise Baker Gorneau GEd’69, Malvern, PA, Nov. 17. One daughter is Stacy L. Fox WG’85.
Eleanor Kearns Pilling CW’69, North Wales, PA, a former journalist and real estate agent; March 18, 2021.
Karl E. Webb Gr’69, Flagstaff, AZ, a retired professor of German literature and humanities at Northern Arizona University; May 29. He served in the US National Guard.
Stuart D. Meyers W’70, Ft. Myers, FL, a retired accountant; May 9.
Karin B. Takiff CW’70, Philadelphia, retired senior vice president of healthcare banking at PNC Financial Services; June 9. She was also a prizewinning owner of show dogs. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her brother is Gazette contributor Jonathan H. Takiff C’68.
Odile R. Claude SW’71, Goleta, CA, a social worker for child welfare and retired founder of an organization dedicated to training those who help children and families; April 29.
Dr. Robert W. Epstein M’71, Portland, OR, a retired physician; May 30. He served in the US Navy.
J. Robb Mayo WG’71, Vero Beach, FL, a retired real estate portfolio manager for IBM; May 22.
Marvin W. Hodge ChE’72, Murfreesboro, NC, a production manager at several corporations, including Procter & Gamble; April 25. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.
James Van Dyke Quereau Jr. WG’72, Wayne, PA, a retired investment management executive; Nov. 7, 2021. He served in the Air National Guard Reserves during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Frank J. Saracino Jr. D’72, Venice, a retired dentist; FL, Nov. 8, 2021.
Dr. David H. Bower D’73, Lafayette Hill, PA, a dentist and competitive ballroom dancer; Jan. 19.
Sarah Hazel Carter SW’73, Southampton, NJ, a retired social worker; Feb. 3.
Linda Adams Martin CW’73 GEd’74, Cheshire, CT, a former high school English teacher; May 4. At Penn, she was a member of the swimming team. Her husband is Dr. Luke M. Martin C’74 V’81, and one son is Thomas A. Martin C’73.
John F. Sensenich Jr. WEv’74, Berwyn, PA, an executive at a software company; Sept. 18, 2020. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Thom L. Shank C’74, Lebanon, PA, a manager at a real estate company; Dec. 12, 2020.
Scott A. Wolstein W’74, Chagrin Falls, OH, a real estate developer in Cleveland; May 26. At Penn he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Shubach D’75, Cherry Hill, NJ, a former dentist; April 13, 2021.
Alton R. Warner WG’75, Baton Rouge, LA, a retired civil engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers; April 25.
Elaine “Penny” McDermott Bunn Gr’76, Red Bank, NJ, professor emerita of Spanish language and literature at Drew University; June 18.
Joel S. Goldstein W’76, Scarsdale, NY, a retired CPA; Feb. 25, 2020. His wife is Susan Alalouf Goldstein W’76.
Dr. R. Michael Buckley GM’77, Paoli, PA, a physician and former executive director at Pennsylvania Hospital, a clinical professor in the Perelman School of Medicine’s (PSOM) department of infectious diseases, and a former associate dean in PSOM; April 9. He came to Penn in 1975 as a postdoctoral trainee in infectious diseases and was promoted to full clinical professor in 1992. While a clinical professor and physician, he led Pennsylvania Hospital’s charge to address the AIDS epidemic, caring for thousands of patients. He eventually became division chief of infectious diseases and, in 1997, an associate dean of the School of Medicine. From 2010 to 2014, he served as executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital. In 2005, he won the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award from the School of Medicine. He retired in 2014. His son is Brian M. Buckley C’04.
Carol M. Lazzaro‑Weis Gr’78, Columbia, MO, professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri; Feb. 26.
James R. Taylor Gr’78, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, professor emeritus of communication at the University of Montreal; April 21.
Dr. Kwaku Ohene‑Frempong GM’80, Elkins Park, PA, a world-renowned expert on sickle cell disease, director emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and professor emeritus of pediatrics in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; May 7. Often known by his initials, KOF, he made it his mission to combat sickle cell disease after his son Kwame was diagnosed with the fatal genetic condition. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1986 as an assistant professor of pediatrics and was promoted to full professor in 1997. He founded the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at CHOP and also the Kumasi Center for Sickle Cell Disease in his home country of Ghana. He retired from Penn in 2011. In 2020, he received the Assistant Secretary of Health Exceptional Service Medal from the US Department of Health and Human Services. His daughter is Afia O. Simmons C’99 WEv’05.
James “Booney” Salters W’80, West Hempstead, NY, an accountant and real estate broker; July 7. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and the basketball team, where he won three Ivy League championships, played in a program record 10 NCAA tournament games, and was the starting point guard during the Quakers’ famed run to the 1979 Final Four [“Sports,” this issue]. One daughter is Dr. Jasmine N. Salters C’10 G’10 Gr’16.
Bangalore S. Venkateshwara WG’80 Gr’83, Bengaluru, India, an energy consultant; April 30. One son is Rahul R. Venkateshwara C’10.
Richard B. Ashenfelter Jr. GRP’83, Malvern, PA, May 30. He had a career in law in the fields of architecture, construction, and the environment.
Joan B. Bester C’84, Port Washington, NY, a psychologist; Nov. 1, 2021. Her brother is Adam H. Bester WG’86.
M. Claire Lomax C’84, Philadelphia, a member of Penn’s Board of Trustees, general counsel of her family’s investment firm Lomax Companies, and CEO of the Lomax Family Foundation; May 31. She joined Penn’s Board of Trustees in 2007 and served on numerous committees. She cochaired the James Brister Society for over 16 years; and she served on the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, the advisory committee of Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Board of Advisors, and the Penn Alumni Board of Directors. She was cochair of Penn Alumni’s Momentum 2021: The Power of Penn Women conference [“Gazetteer,” Jan|Feb 2022]. She established the Claire Lomax and Lomax Family Foundation Scholarship in SP2 and was involved with Pipeline for Promise in SP2, a program that brought SP2 courses to underserved community college students. Outside of her roles at Penn, she was outspoken about diversity and the inclusion of women and African Americans. In 2016, she was selected by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to be a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. One sister is Sara Lomax‑Reese C’87.
Ralph “Robin” Porter III GAr’87 GFA’87, Middlebury, VT, an architect specializing in historic restoration; May 17. He was also a former Rhode Island State Senator. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Gregory D. Nerode C’88, Ithaca, NY, May 4.
Alexander B. Yarnall C’89, Lake Worth Beach, FL, a former ecommerce marketing director for several companies; April 19. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and the lacrosse and soccer teams.
Janice L. Hengel G’92, Newtown, PA, a retired occupational therapist; May 4.
Kathryn A. Williams C’92 GPU’94, Avon Lake, OH, an attorney; July 4, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and a Franklin Scholar. One brother is David S. Williams III W’94.
Angel J. Rowley W’95, Phoenix, a business analyst; Feb. 14. At Penn, he was a member of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternity and the football team. His former wife is Alison Elkins Nu’95.
Ann K. Boulis Gr’00, West Reading, PA, an adjunct professor at Alvernia University; June 16.
John V. Holohan WEv’03, Montrose, PA, a senior operations planner at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA); May 6. He served in the US Marine Corps.
Susan Sotiropoulos WG’05, West Chester, PA, a retired marketing manager at DuPont chemicals company; May 30.
Jill T. Verhosek GFA’06, Brookline, MA, an architect specializing in historic preservation; April 30.
Lorna Aidan McGonigal LPS’12, Philadelphia, a former administrative assistant in Penn’s School of Nursing; May 1.
Alyssa E. Anzalone‑Newman L’16, New York, a Title IX investigator at Columbia University; June 6.
Jennifer Paige Berberich GEd’16, Leeds, AL, May 29
Madison N. Magee EAS’21 GEng’21, Philadelphia, a biomechanics analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team; May 28. At Penn, she was a member of the rowing and water polo teams.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. R. Michael Buckley. See Class of 1977.
Douglas A. Canning, Philadelphia, the former chief of urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor of surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine; May 30. He joined CHOP’s urology staff in 1992. Two years later, the School of Medicine brought him on board as an assistant professor of urology in the division of surgery. In 1997, he became the division chief of urology at CHOP, and three years later, he was promoted to associate professor at the School of Medicine. He eventually became the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology, and also served as the vice chair for clinical affairs in CHOP’s department of surgery. He was a worldwide expert in bladder and cloacal exstrophy and hypospadias, rare urological conditions that require sophisticated care. He was an internationally recognized expert in all areas of pediatric reconstructive urology, with a particular interest in the care of children with complex urological conditions. He served in the US Navy.
Mortimer M. Civan, Philadelphia, an emeritus professor of physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine and an influential researcher of epithelial salt and water transport; April 17. He joined Penn’s faculty as an associate professor of physiology and medicine in 1972. Advancing to the rank of full professor in 1979, he continued to make essential contributions to the renal transport field, which he had started earlier in his career at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He also studied ocular physiology, where he made major contributions to understanding the underlying mechanisms of fluid transport within the anterior part of the eye. He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Basic Science in 1988.
Nicholas D. Constan Jr. See Class of 1964.
David L. Crawford, Medford, NJ,a former adjunct professor of statistics in the Wharton School and a former faculty member in the department of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences; May 27. In 1976, he joined Penn’s faculty as an assistant professor of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, a position he held until 1981. Three years later, he returned to Penn as an adjunct professor of management in Wharton. For the next 30 years, he taught economics, human resource management, and statistics at Wharton, as well as in the Fels Institute of Government and the Annenberg School for Communication. He received seven teaching awards from Penn and retired in 2013, but remained a senior fellow in Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.
Mary E. Gemmill. See Class of 1959.
Robert F. “Gieg” Giegengack, Winston-Salem, NC, emeritus professor of earth and environmental studies in the School of Arts and Sciences; June 4. He came to Penn in 1968 as an assistant professor of geology. In 1972, he established the first environmental sciences major at Penn, forming a department in the School of Arts and Sciences that now encompasses the field of geology. He eventually became a full professor. He was a cofounder and the inaugural director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. He won numerous teaching awards, including Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. From 1970 to 1992, he was a faculty member for the Graduate School of Fine Arts’ department of landscape architecture and regional planning; and from 1978 to 1985, he had an appointment in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He also taught in the Wharton School and the School of Medicine. In 2003, he was named the Davidson Kennedy Professor, which recognized his curricular innovation as the director of the Master of Environmental Studies program. He retired in 2008. [“The World According to Gieg,” Jan|Feb 2000.]
Ronald C. Gulezian. See Class of 1962.
Dr. Brett B. Gutsche, Paoli, PA, emeritus professor of anesthesia in the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the Perelman School of Medicine; April 13. He joined the faculty of the School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 as an assistant professor of anesthesia. In 1971, he accepted a secondary appointment as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at HUP. He rose through the ranks to become a full professor/clinician-educator of anesthesia in 1979. Conducting groundbreaking work in obstetrical anesthesia, he found safer, more effective ways to relieve childbirth pain and worked towards a better understanding of the dangers of pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia and fetal distress. In 1980, he won a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching; and in 1987, he won the School of Medicine’s Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. He retired in 1999.
Richard G. Hannye. See Class of 1951.
Stephen J. Kobrin. See Class of 1962.
M. Claire Lomax. See Class of 1984.
Robert Roy MacGregor, Philadelphia, an emeritus professor of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine; May 12. He came to Penn in 1971 as an assistant professor of medicine and moved up the ranks, becoming interim chief of infectious diseases in 1975, and then chief until 1990. He became a full professor in 1986. He launched Penn’s HIV clinical program in 1988, despite many early stigmas and uncertainties surrounding the virus. Under the auspices of this program, he made cutting-edge scientific innovations and contributed to the development of one of the earliest HIV vaccines. In the early 1990s, he also served on Penn’s HIV/AIDS Task Force, helping communicate to the Penn community the variety of mitigation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment strategies available. He retired in 2005 but continued to be active at Penn, launching a service in 2011 in which retired medical faculty visited HUP patients to explain confusing medical terminology. The MacGregor Infectious Diseases Clinic was renamed in his honor.
Lorna Aidan McGonigal. See Class of 2012.
Norman A. Newberg, Philadelphia, a former associate professor and senior fellow at Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE); May 8. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1980 as an associate professor and a director of business administration at GSE. By 1991, his title was changed to senior fellow, a position he held until retiring from Penn in 2006. He launched the Collaborative for West Philadelphia Public Schools, a tutoring program which matched more than 500 Penn students as tutors to students in the School District of Philadelphia. He also served as executive director of the Say Yes to Education foundation, initiated by philanthropist George A. Weiss W’65 Hon’14, which guaranteed a college education to 112 students at Belmont Charter School. His 2005 book The Gift of Education: How a Tuition Guarantee Program Saved the Lives of Inner-City Youth chronicles the history of Say Yes to Education programs nationwide. His wife is Adina Braunstein Newberg Gr’93.
Dr. Kwaku Ohene‑Frempong. See Class of 1980.
James R. Riedel, Philadelphia, the former executive director of Penn’s English Language Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences; May 25. He joined the English Language Programs (ELP) as a language specialist, before becoming coordinator of the ELP’s Business English programs and later director and executive director of the unit. He taught throughout his time at Penn, despite his growing administrative responsibilities, and was consistently one of the most highly rated instructors in the department.
Dr. Suzanne M. Shepherd, Philadelphia, an emeritus clinician-educator in the Perelman School of Medicine and a retired emergency medicine physician; June 28. She joined Penn’s faculty in 1995 as an associate professor of emergency medicine. She published her research widely, writing peer-reviewed articles on topics such as vaccination and malaria. She was the first woman promoted to a full professor of emergency medicine. In 2019, she retired from Penn.
Dr. Frederick A. Simeone, Philadelphia, a former neurosurgeon at the Pennsylvania Hospital, a former faculty member in Penn’s department of neuroscience, and the namesake of Philadelphia’s Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum; June 11. He came to Penn as an assistant professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine, then was promoted in 1973 to associate professor, eventually becoming full professor. He was also chair of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and chief of neurosurgery at Jefferson Medical College. He retired from Penn and the Pennsylvania Hospital in 2008. After retirement, he established the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Southwest Philadelphia, donating his collection of antique racing sports cars and automobile literature for posterity and public display. He served in the US Army and was knighted (Cavaliere) by the president of the republic of Italy. His daughter is Christina Simeone CGS’06.
Nathan Sivin, Philadelphia, an eminent scholar of Chinese medicine and science and a professor emeritus of Chinese culture in the department of history and sociology of science in the School of Arts and Sciences; June 24. He came to Penn in 1977 as a professor of “Oriental studies,” a title that was later revised to Chinese culture and the history of science. He contributed significantly to Penn’s scholarly engagement with China, organized and participated in several Penn-related conferences there, and headed Penn’s Committee on Scholarly Exchange with China. He taught courses that surveyed the Scientific Revolution in Europe and advanced classical Chinese, as well as the sociology of professionalization and ritual in science, technology, and medicine. He received many honors for his work, including an honorary master’s degree from Penn, two National Science Foundation Scientific Research Grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Library of Medicine grant, and numerous travel grants. He retired in 2006. He served in the US Army.
Dr. James Byron Snow Jr., West Grove, PA, emeritus professor of otorhinolaryngology in the Perelman School of Medicine; May 28. He came to Penn in 1972 as a professor and the chair of the School of Medicine’s otolaryngology department, which was renamed otorhinolaryngology and human communication. Two years later, he assumed a secondary appointment as an adjunct professor of oral medicine in Penn Dental Medicine. While at Penn, he published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles describing his work on the pathophysiology of the inner ear, the olfactory system, and the treatment of head and neck cancer with combined surgery and radiation therapy. He retired in 1991. He served in the US Army Medical Corps.