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1946

Anne Deshong Hockenberry Trout CW’46, Bryn Mawr, PA, a longtime volunteer at children’s schools and Philadelphia hospitals; June 19. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.


1947

A. Bruce Mainwaring C’47, Bryn Mawr, PA, a University trustee emeritus, chair emeritus of the Penn Museum Board of Advisors, and founder of two firms that manufacture metal tubing and related products; Sept. 6. In 1987, he was recognized with the Alumni Award of Merit. He was appointed University trustee in 1991. He and his wife Margaret Redfield Mainwaring Ed’47 Hon’85, who is also a trustee emerita, were lead supporters of creating the Penn Museum’s East Wing and renovating its West Wing. They also endowed the first teaching specialist at Penn’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials, the Mainwaring Teaching Specialist for Archaeozoology. In addition, they endowed the museum’s chief operating officer position, established the Robert H. Dyson Near East Curatorship, and made provision for endowment funds supporting the Director’s Discretionary Fund as well as marketing and outreach activities. They supported several other areas of the university, as well. He served in the US Navy Reserve during World War II. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Mask & Wig, and the ROTC.  After graduating, he served as president of Mask and Wig and remained a distinguished alumni member of the club for many decades [“Still Kicking,” May|Jun 2014]. His children are Susan Mainwaring Roberts CW’72 G’76, Elizabeth Mainwaring Daniels CW’76, and Scott A. Mainwaring C’75. One grandchild is Zachary R. Roberts C’09.

Jacob P. Schwebel W’47, White Plains, NY, founder of an industrial fiberglass manufacturing business and a polyvinyl alcohol film distribution company; July 23. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. He served in the US Army during World War II. One grandson is David J. Lerman W’04.


1948

Robert I. Benjamin W’48, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired professor of information studies at Syracuse University; June 21. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the crew team.

Harry W. Kartoz C’48, Atlanta, founder of a dye supply company; July 2. He served in the US Navy during World War II. One daughter is Gayle K. Printz C’80.

Margaret Pack HUP’48, Boca Raton, FL, Aug. 17, 2021. She retired from an adhesive tape manufacturing company.


1949

Margaret “Miggs” Shilling Stamm Coleman G’49, Rochester, NY, a high school math teacher and director of support services for a counseling center; April 10.

Virginia E. Jordan G’49, Skowhegan, ME, a former dietician and professor of human development at the University of Orono and the University of New Hampshire; July 12. One son is Dr. W. Edward Jordan III ChE’72.

Edward Rosenstein W’49, Charlottesville, VA, July 17, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

Dr. Gerald J. Schwab M’49, Peoria, IL, a retired physician; June 11. He served in the US military during the Korean War as a surgeon.

Lester M. Wineland W’49, Raleigh, NC, July 10. He retired after a long career in the finance industry. He served in the US Navy.


1950

Alan S. Goldberg WG’50, Charlotte, NC, a retired textile finishing equipment salesman; July 21. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Alan S. Moscowitz W’50, West Orange, NJ, a retired founder of a scrap metal business; July 17. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He was also active in the Class of 1950 alumni group. One son is Barry E. Moscowitz C’90.

Leroy Packer GEE’50, Guilford, CT, a retired electrical engineer; July 15. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Charles T. Townsend ME’50, Feasterville, PA, a retired senior engineer for PECO; Aug. 18, 2021. He served in the US Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.


1951

Anne Hommer Eaton HUP’51, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a retired nurse; Feb. 24.

Adolph “John” Gottstein Jr. W’51, Maplewood, NJ, a retired pension actuary for American Home Products; June 22. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. His son is John C. Gottstein C’97.

Walter E. Powell Jr. EE’51, Voorhees, NJ, a longtime engineer for RCA who worked on the Apollo Space Program; Aug. 11, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and the football and wrestling teams.


1952

Dr. John P. Light C’52, Montgomery, TX, a retired radiologist; Aug. 2. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

Julian A. Magnus W’52, Montgomery, OH, June 7. He retired from his family’s municipal bond firm. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and WXPN. His son is Richard A. Magnus W’79.

Joseph E. Silverman C’52, New York, a retired lawyer; Aug. 4. He was a veteran of the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity. One daughter is Lisa Silverman Meyers C’90 WG’97.

James F. Simon W’52, Mill Stamford, CT, a retired lawyer; Jan. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the orchestra, and WXPN.


1953

Gerald Beckerman W’53, Rochester, NY, an attorney; June 30. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.

John C. Diller Jr. W’53, Sun City, AZ, a retired auditor for a car company; June 12. He was also an Air Force Academy and ROTC liaison officer. He served in the US Army Air Force and later the US Army Air Force Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Tamara Steerman Gordon FA’53 G’75, Bala Cynwyd, PA, an artist and former attorney;  June 15.

Dr. Saul Jeck C’53, Elkins Park, PA, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; June 16. At Penn, he was a member of the orchestra.

Dr. John A. Kastor C’53 GM’69, Saint Louis, a physician and former faculty member in Penn’s School of Medicine; May 5, 2021. He worked at Penn from 1969 to 1983, eventually serving as chief of the cardiovascular division. He later moved on to the University of Maryland, where he was a medical professor and chairman of the department of medicine. His specialty was cardiac arrhythmias, which he diagnosed for himself in 1992. He served in the US Army. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and WXPN. His wife is Mae Eisenberg Kastor CW’53, who passed away on June 5.

Mae Eisenberg Kastor CW’53, Saint Louis, a retired psychotherapist and former psychiatric social worker in Penn’s student health division; June 5. She later worked in student health at Johns Hopkins University. As a student at Penn, she was a member of WXPN. Her husband is Dr. John A. Kastor C’53 GM’69, who passed away on May 5, 2021.

Lawrence W. Pollack W’53, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; June 29. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team. His son is John H. Pollack G’92 Gr’14.

Vivian Center Seltzer SW’53, Philadelphia, professor emerita of human development and behavior in Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice; Aug. 20. She taught developmental psychology at Penn for three decades. She is the author of three books on adolescent psychological growth, including original theory on the developmental significance of peers in psychological growth [“Alone Together,” May|Jun 2010]. She developed an original model of glitches in adolescent development, diagnostic instruments, and Peer Arena Lens (PAL) Therapy. Her husband is William Seltzer C’49, and her children are Aeryn Seltzer Fenton C’87, Dr. Jonathan Howard Seltzer M’88, and Francesca Seltzer Rothseid C’82 L’85, who is married to Andrew N. Rothseid C’79. Two grandchildren are Jared M. Fenton C’17 and Veronica P. Fenton C’21.

Margueritta “Marge” Russell Sutton CW’53, Elkton, MD, a former technical writer for the pharmaceutical company then known as SmithKline; May 10. She was also a substitute teacher. She served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, she was a member of the choral society.


1954

Omer M. Burton W’54, Schenectady, NY, a retired accountant for General Electric; July 18, at 100. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Dr. Donald M. Chesen V’54, Hollywood, FL, a retired veterinarian; Dec. 3.

Anne Gruhl Hess Ed’54, Louisville, KY, a retired actuarial assistant; July 21. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

James A. Kehl Gr’54, Sewickley, PA, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Pittsburgh; Aug. 20, at 100. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

James T. Lile Ar’54, Conestoga, PA, a retired architect; July 4. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Mask & Wig.

Donald G. Lubin W’54, Highland Park, IL, a corporate attorney and counsel for business titans such as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc and J. R. Simplot, the potato magnate; June 5. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Dr. McHenry Peters Jr. M’54, Glen Mills, PA, a retired radiologist; July 30. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Philip J. Tannenbaum C’54 M’58, Southampton, PA, a retired physician and attorney; Jan. 26, 2021. One grandchild is Jordan M. Tannenbaum C’17.


1955

Joanne Teets Geayer HUP’55 Nu’61, Willingboro, NJ, a retired nurse who worked for a healthcare quality improvement organization; July 14.

Hon. Charles K. Keil W’55 L’61, Wilmington, DE, a retired family court judge for the state of Delaware; June 28. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, the ROTC, and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Sandra Deacon Miller CW’55, Cape May, NJ, a retired elementary school teacher who owned and operated a bed & breakfast; Aug. 8. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Maria R. Angulo Restrepo CW’55, McLean, VA, a former Spanish and French teacher; Sept. 13, 2021. Two sons are Luis Felipe Restrepo C’81 and Daniel Restrepo L’99.

Donald J. Rodriguez WG’55, Toms River, NJ, a retired founder and executive of a telecommunications firm; June 20. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Richard Zitser W’55, Woodbridge, CT, former founder of a custom furniture business; June 13. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the rowing team. Two daughters are Andrea Zitser Benjamin Nu’82 and Emily Zitser C’84, and one grandson is Ryan Z. Benjamin C’09.


1956

Donald “Barth” Brooker WG’56, Church Hill, TN, a retired senior educator in systems networks at IBM; July 6. He later started his own company, Barbrook Systems Network.

Marvin S. Brown W’56, Boca Raton, FL, a retired publishing executive at Penguin USA and a former advisor for Penn Libraries and trustee for Penn Press; July 15. He served in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the fencing team.

Wilson B. Cramer WG’56, Georgetown, SC, July 14. He retired from US Steel and became a consultant for the steel industry.

Fredric J. Freed W’56 L’61, Hollywood, FL, a retired attorney who formerly held executive positions at Occidental Petroleum and Motown Records; Oct. 3, 2021. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the Tau Epsilon Pi fraternity and the ROTC. His daughters are Dr. Lori Freed Garg C’88 and Sharon C. Freed C’90.

Alex M. Galbraith WG’56, Newark, OH, a retired faculty member and chair of the business management department at Central Ohio Technical College; July 7. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Peter L. Pointer W’56, Dublin, OH, a stockbroker; July 27. He served in the US Air Force for 20 years, including during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, WXPN, the ROTC, and the golf team.

Jacob M. Price W’56, Dedham, MA, a retired manufacturer’s representative; June 30. He served in the US Navy Supply Corps and the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity, the ROTC, and Penn Band.

Jerry L. Williams WG’56, Tampa, FL, founder of an investment firm; April 10.


1957

Dr. Blair R. English V’57, York, PA, a retired veterinarian; June 19. Two sons are David A. English C’91 and Donald B. English C’78, who is married to Ann Elizabeth English C’80.

Dr. J. Dale Graham D’57, Durham, PA, a retired dentist; May 18. He served in the US Navy. One granddaughter is Abigail P. Graham C’16.

Dr. Howard H. “Pete” Hine Jr. V’57, White Hall, MD, a retired veterinarian; June 1.

Esther Hall Warner HUP’57, Bridgeport, CT, June 14.

Benjamin B. White Jr. WG’57, Richmond, VA, founder of a real estate company; July 2. He served in the US Navy.


1958

Dr. Vincent M. Funaro D’58, Brooklyn, NY, a dentist; Sept. 5, 2019. He served in the US Navy for 34 years.

David G. Gil SW’58 GrS’63, Lexington, MA, a professor emeritus of social policy and retired director of the Center for Social Change at Brandeis University; March 6, 2021. He was a Holocaust survivor. One son is Daniel W. Gil Gr’85.

Coles (B. Cowles) Mallory Jr. WG’58, Newport, RI, former city manager of Newport, who spent his career in public administration; June 6.

C. Edwin “Ed” Shields W’58, Butler, PA, a real estate agent and educator at Butler County Community College, Duquesne University, and Penn State; June 2. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Penn Players. His wife is Grace Shaffer Shields Nu’59.

Josephine Balistrere Shore HUP’58, Rockville, MD, a retired nurse; Feb. 17.


1959

Marion Rutledge Murphy SW’59, Exton, PA, a retired assistant director of social services at Paoli Memorial Hospital (PA); July 16. One brother is Robert E. Rutledge Jr. SW’61.

Herman A. Nied GME’59 Gr’69, Fallbrook, CA, a retired engineer for General Electric; Dec. 12, 2021. He served in the US Air Force.

James L. Tito W’59, Wilmington, NC, former CEO of Latrobe Brewing, known for its Rolling Rock beer; April 24, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.


1960

Dr. Bernard J. Grimes M’60, McMurray, PA, a retired physician; Feb. 28.

John F. Herber Sr. Gr’60, Webster Groves, MO, a retired research chemist for Monsanto; Feb. 25.

Robert E. Landry C’60, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, an antiques dealer and fine arts appraiser; June 20.

A. Avraham Perlmutter Gr’60, Pacific Palisades, CA, founder of an engineering company; August 2022. He was a survivor of the Holocaust, and his autobiography, Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter, was made into a documentary of the same name.

Dr. Paul A. Selecky C’60 M’64, Huntington Beach, CA, a retired pulmonologist; March 20. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Mask & Wig, and Sphinx Senior Society. His siblings include John A. Selecky C’63 and Mary C. Selecky CW’69.

George T. Smith W’60, South Egremont, MA, an accountant; August 2. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the lacrosse team.


1961

Dr. Donald Abt V’61, a professor emeritus of aquatic animal medicine and pathology, director of the Laboratory for Marine Animal Health (LMAH), and a former associate dean at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine; July 29. After graduating, he joined Penn Vet’s faculty, teaching anatomy and doing graduate work in biostatistics and epidemiology, eventually rising to full professor, serving as the associate dean for academic affairs, and directing Penn Vet’s Aquavet program, an intensive introductory course in aquatic veterinary medicine. In 1989, he was named the Robert Marshak Term Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine and Pathology. As part of this role, he assumed direction of LMAH, a diagnostic laboratory established by Penn and the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and located in Woods Hole, MA. He retired from Penn and LMAH in 2001 but continued teaching in the Aquavet program. His daughter is Dr. Deborah J. Abt V’89.

Dr. Bayard W. Allmond Jr. M’61, Berkeley, CA, a behavioral pediatrician and family therapist; July 18.

Russell G. Harter WG’61, Framingham, MA, a financial investor; June 25.

Dr. James P. Kartell C’61, Andover, MA, a retired plastic surgeon; June 30. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

George F. Kesel WG’61, Missoula, MT, retired president and CEO of a bank; July 11. He served in the US Navy.

Frederick Ollison III W’61, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, a retired real estate agent; June 9. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Dr. Peter M. Schantz C’61 V’65, Atlanta, a veterinarian and retired epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; July 26. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, Sphinx Senior Society, and the football and wrestling teams.

Karl G. Vogelsberg Jr. W’61, Media, PA, a former manager at an automobile tire manufacturer; Aug. 20. He served in the US Air Force Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.


1962

Kenneth A. Clements WG’62, Greenwich, CT, a retired financial advisor; Jan. 23.

Robert G. Kelly Jr. W’62, Lancaster, PA, an attorney; Sept. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the basketball team. His late father was Robert G. Kelly Sr. C’33 L’36, who also played basketball at Penn.


1963

Marylyn J. Calabrese G’63 Gr’87, Philadelphia, a retired high school English teacher; July 7. She later taught writing at Saint Joseph’s and Cabrini Universities.

Dr. Robert E. Ribbe M’63, Grand Rapids, MI, a retired orthopedic surgeon; July 10. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Michael A. Sand C’63 L’66, Harrisburg, PA, a nonprofit management consultant, author, and community and civil rights activist; May 15. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Diane Zubrow Sand G’68 Gr’72, and his sons are Jay Philip Sand C’94 and Marc S. Sand C’97 GEd’02.


1964

Myles C. Cunningham W’64, Point Lookout, NY, a retired New York state judge; June 26. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Allen L. Gordon C’64 G’66, Philadelphia, a computer systems analyst; December 13. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the debate council.

Peter D. Kane W’64, Fall River, MA, an accountant; June 20. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One brother is Joel S. Kane W’59.

Herman Kaufman C’64, Stamford, CT, a lawyer; May 20. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. One brother is Dr. David Kaufman C’68.

Sharon Ribner Schlegel CW’64, Saint Augustine, FL, a retired a journalist at the Times of Trenton (NJ); July 16. At Penn, she was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.


1965

Cicely Travis McGowin CW’65 GEd’68, Redwood City, CA, May 6. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and the lacrosse team.


1966

Donald E. DeMart GCE’66, Placitas, NM, a retired manager at Duke Energy; June 30.

Dr. Thomas M. Dick V’66, Chincoteague Island, VA, a retired veterinarian; July 30.

Walter Gelazin W’66, Milford, CT, an actuary; March 8, 2021.

Rev. Frederick E. Goos C’66, Millville, NJ, a former bereavement coordinator at a hospice center; Dec. 7.

Alan J. Lord GCP’66, Reston, VA, a retired planning coordinator for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission; Feb. 6.

Michele de Groot Makinen MT’66, Chicago, a retired social worker and psychotherapist; Feb. 14. She also did crisis intervention work for the Orland, IL, police department and was an esteemed quilter. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and Penn Singers. Her husband is Dr. Marvin W. Makinen C’61 M’68.

William H. Rabel Gr’66 G’70, Tuscaloosa, AL, a retired professor of insurance and financial services at the University of Alabama; July 15.


1967

Dr. Philip R. Cook V’67, Loysville, PA, a veterinarian; Feb. 18.

Dr. Charles H. Harkins Jr. V’67, Exton, PA, a veterinarian; Jan. 23.

Dr. Frank A. Huber V’67, Denver, Dec. 3, 2020.

Krishna V. R. Murthy Gr’67, Austin, TX, retired chief engineer for the Texas Water Commission; Feb. 3, 2021. He was also an instructor at Penn from 1967 to 1968.

Dr. Craig R. Reckard M’67 GM’74, Wood Dale, IL, a retired physician and transplant surgeon; October 25, 2021


1968

Dr. Clair D. Argall V’68, Birmingham, AL, a retired veterinarian; Dec. 24, 2020. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Charles E. Dewey Jr. C’68 WG’71, Scarsdale, NY, a commercial real estate developer; June 16. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the golf, lacrosse, and soccer teams. One son is Clint M. Dewey C’09, and his former spouse is Caroline Terry CW’67.

Dr. Marjorie Seltzer Stanek CW’68, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a cardiologist; June 20. Her children are Susan Lisman C’00, Rachel E. Cohen GEd’03 CGS’04 Nu’06 GNu’09, and Steven R. Stanek C’03.

Dean J. Torkelson WG’68, Seattle, president of an investment bank; Feb. 11.


1969

Walter V. Discenza Jr. GEE’69, Georgetown, TX, former chief information officer for the research company PerkinElmer; July 19. He served in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Dr. Thomas L. Kowalchick V’69, Berwick, PA, a veterinarian; Feb. 16. He served in the US Navy Reserve and the US Army Veterinary Corps.

Jeffrey J. Rhodes C’69 WG’71, New York, founder and president of a real estate investment firm and a former member of Penn Athletics’ board of advisors; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and the lacrosse and soccer teams. His son is Nicholas W. Rhodes C’15.


1970

Robert V. Henning Jr. WG’70, Roslyn, NY, a former manager at a metals supplier; July 13. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Col. Dr. Ronald G. Sarg D’70, Dover, DE, July 22. He had a long career in the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He was also a former instructor in Penn’s School of Dental Medicine.


1971

Terence P. Hubka GCP’71, Bridgton, ME, owner of a construction business; July 13.

Josef Messmer WG’71, Fayetteville, PA, a consultant in the transportation industry; Oct. 19, 2021. His wife is Lidia Lau Messmer CGS’72 G’75.


1972

Pearl S. Hellman SW’72, Springfield, MA, former director of social work at a senior home; April 4, 2021.


1973

Dr. Edward A. Budnikas D’73 GD’75, Vestal, NY, a retired orthodontist; Aug. 7. One brother is Dr. Peter K. Budnikas D’71.

Gary R. Donner C’73 WG’75, Bluffton, SC, Aug. 23. At Penn, he was a Franklin Scholar.

Michael A. Kennedy L’73 WG’73, Marlton, NJ, an accountant; June 25.

John C. Thom III WG’73, Portland, OR, a retired financial advisor; July 3.

Alfred B. Whelan WG’73, Rockville, MD, retired founder and president of an executive search firm; July 8.


1974

Judith Lowenthal Gr’74, Elkins Park, PA, a retired psychologist; June 1, 2021.


1975

Rick R. Gaskins WG’75, Cambridge, MA, a retired forensic economist; March 26.

James “Brad” Hendry Jr. WG’75, Blairsville, GA, a retired bank executive; July 12. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Alice E. Pollard WEv’75, Orangeburg, SC, a retired senior accountant for the School District of Philadelphia; July 18.


1976

John P. Freeman GL’76, Seattle, a professor emeritus of business and securities law at the University of South Carolina; Oct. 21, 2021.

Theodore A. Hagg WG’76, Wurtsboro, NY, an investment banker; July 13.


1977

Dr. Gene R. Newton M’77, Glenside, PA, a retired physician; June 18. He served in the US Army.

James M. Vipond GAr’77, Waverly, PA, an architect; Aug. 13.

Susanne R. Whitehead C’77, Jenkintown, PA, director of donor relations for the environmental nonprofit Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future; July 1.


1978

Frances M. Carter GrEd’78, Springfield, PA, a former high school and college-level English teacher; Aug. 1. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Larry A. Cowan W’78, North Andover, MA, retired owner of an insurance agency; June 30. His wife is Janet Kaitz Cowan W’78, and his brother is Joseph R. Cowan W’78.


1979

Betty Burton Reina GEd’79, Newtown Square, PA, a literacy specialist with the Delaware County (PA) Intermediate Unit, an education services agency; Sept. 11. Her sons include Randall L. Reina C’80 GEd’81 GrEd’90 and Roger A. Reina C’84 WEv’05, who is head wrestling coach at Penn.


1980

Gregory A. Berry L’80, Gaithersburg, MD, a longtime legislative counsel in the US House of Representatives; March 15.

Leonard Castiello II WEv’80, Gloucester Twp, NJ, an executive at an insurance company; Jan. 31, 2021.

Elizabeth R. Hershey SW’80, Easton, MD, a social worker; Aug. 17.

Steven F. Korostoff L’80, Hamilton, NJ, a retired attorney for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); March 8.

Theodore T. Micka W’80, Hayward, CA, a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley; May 27.


1981

Sandra L. Webb G’81, Burlington, VT, a former copy editor; March 28.


1982

Dr. Robert J. Connelly Jr. D’82, Eggertsville, NY, a dentist; Nov. 4, 2021.

Ann E. Frame WG’82, Jackson, WY, former executive at an asset management firm; July 9.

Beth McLaughlin Wall Nu’82, North Grafton, MA, March 26. She worked for various medical device manufacturers, including Dupont, EMD Serono, and Olympus. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.


1985

Henry J. Weinblatt GL’85, Los Angeles, March 7, 2021.


1987

Lisa D’Alessandro WG’87, Los Altos, CA, a retired marketing manager at Hewlett-Packard; April 13.


1988

Dr. Bentley “Ben” A. H. Merrick D’88, South Burlington, VT, a dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Vermont Medical Center General Dental Practice Residency; July 2. His father is Dr. Bentley “Ben” A. Merrick D’56.

Lisa Rayder WG’88, Newtown, PA, a retired executive at a market research company; July 15.


1989

Glenn S. Cohen WG’89, Tennent, NJ, a former direct mail marketer and pilot; March 6. His father is J. Richard Cohen W’51.


1990

Mark G. Samuelian WG’90, Miami Beach, FL, a city commissioner of Miami Beach; June 22.

William K. Slate WG’90, Mount Pleasant, SC, retired president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR); June 10. One daughter is Dr. Eliza H. Bakken M’08.


1991

Scott James Harrington WG’91, Riverside, CT, a managing director at JP Morgan Chase; Aug. 3.

Kathryn A. Williams C’91 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.

Timothy J. Trybus W’91, Kensington, MD, a founder of several healthcare companies; June 29.


1992

Michael “Mick” Moloney Gr’92, New York, a multi-instrumental musician and retired professor of music and Irish studies at New York University; July 27. [“Alumni Profiles,” Sep|Oct 2015.]


1995

Jerre L. McManama Jr. WG’95, Indianapolis, a high school educator and football coach; Dec. 31, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Lambda Kappa fraternity.


1997

Im Ja P. Choi G’97, Blue Bell, PA, founder and CEO emeritus of the nonprofit Penn Asian Senior Services; June 22.


1998

Geraldine Long G’98, Buckingham, PA, a former flight attendant for Eastern Airlines; May 31. She was previously an accountant and a certified fraud examiner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


2011

Miata Loretta Coleman L’11, Pittsburg, CA, Nov. 28, 2021.


2012

Meva Moore Justice G’12, Philadelphia, a retired Verizon manager and youth mentor; July 20.


2024

Sarah Katz C’24, Jersey City, NJ, a student in Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences; Sept. 10.


Faculty & Staff

Dr. Donald Abt. See Class of 1961.

Elizabeth Ellery Bailey Hon’16, Reston, VA, the John C. Hower Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School; Aug. 19. She joined the Wharton School in 1991, after having served as vice chair of the Civil Aeronautics Board, where she and her colleagues helped implement the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. She had also helped found the Harbor School in Monmouth County, NJ, after becoming dissatisfied with the opportunities available to children with disabilities, such as her son James. At Penn, she served as professor and chair of the department of business and public policy before retiring in 2010.

Marvin S. Brown. See Class of 1956.

Karl Engelman, Hilton Head Island, SC, an associate professor emeritus of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine; Aug. 19. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1970 as an associate professor in the department of medicine. During the 1980s, he served on the University Council’s Personnel Benefits Committee, and he served as chief of the hypertension and clinical pharmacology section in the cardiovascular pulmonary unit and as the director of Penn’s Clinical Research Center. He retired in 1995. His sons are Harold K. Engelman W’82, Jeffrey S. Engelman W’90 WG’99, and Ross M. Engelman W’85, who is married to Elizabeth Schull Engelman W’85.

Dr. John A. Kastor. See Class of 1953.

Mae Eisenberg Kastor CW’53. See Class of 1953.

A. Bruce Mainwaring. See Class of 1947.

Clelia “Sally” Wood Mallory, Bryn Mawr, PA, a former lecturer in the department of chemistry in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and the director emerita of Penn’s organic chemistry laboratory; July 28. She joined Penn’s faculty in 1980 as a lecturer in chemistry and advanced to senior lecturer four years later. There, she was responsible for the undergraduate laboratory program in organic chemistry, teaching the lab courses that were required for pre-health professions. She won a Provost’s Award for teaching in 1989 and a Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty in 2007. She retired in 2018.

Charles Ilsley Minott, Philadelphia, an associate professor emeritus in the history of art department in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; June 16. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1966 as an assistant professor of the history of art. He advanced to associate professor in 1973. While at Penn, his research interests centered on Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art, including sculpture, painting, manuscript illumination, and graphic arts.  He retired in 1997.

E. Neil Moore, Gladwyne, PA, a professor emeritus of biomedical science in Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine; May 13. He joined Penn Vet’s faculty in 1962 as an assistant professor of physiology and animal biology. He rose through the ranks to become a full professor in 1970. While at Penn, he conducted research with colleague Joseph F. Spear about lethal cardiac arrhythmias using electro-physiology. He published this research extensively in peer-reviewed journals, drawing connections between treatment of disorders in animals and humans. Two daughters are Candice Moore Babiarz C’88 and Kimberly Moore Walsh Nu’86 GNu’92.

Donald F. Morrison, Newtown Square, PA, a professor emeritus of statistics in the Wharton School, July 11. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1963 as an associate professor of statistics in Wharton. From 1978 to 1985, he chaired the department of statistics. He retired in 1999 but remained active as a secretary to the statistics department. In his retirement, he served as a trainman at the Wilmington & Western Railroad from 2001 to 2011. One son is Norman H. Morrison EE’92 GEng’95.

Krishna V. R. Murthy. See Class of 1967.

Dr. Neal Nathanson, Cambridge, MA, the former chair of the department of microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine as well as its former associate dean for global health programs and Penn’s former vice provost for research; Aug. 11. He joined Penn’s School of Medicine faculty in 1979 as chair of the microbiology department. At Penn, he rose to prominence for his definitive work on the epidemiology of polio and did some of the first studies of the visna virus of sheep, the prototype of the lentiviruses, of which the AIDS virus is another member. He was also a staunch advocate for women and hired Susan Weiss (“The Mother of Coronaviruses,” Nov|Dec 2020), who was the second woman to join the microbiology team. He became the School’s vice dean for research in 1995. In 1998, he was named director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health and served for two years. He returned to Penn as vice provost for research. While he was in this position, the departments of microbiology and neurology endowed a lectureship in his honor. In 2003, he retired from the Provost’s Office and returned to being a professor emeritus of microbiology. He continued pouring time and effort into his teaching, winning the Perelman School of Medicine’s Special Teaching Award in 2014 and also served as the School’s associate dean for global health programs from 2004 to 2014. He served in the US military as an epidemic intelligence service officer. His daughter is Dr. Katherine L. Nathanson M’93, the Pearl Basser Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine, and one son is John A. Nathanson L’93.

Mihai “Michael” Pimsner, Havertown, PA, a professor of mathematics in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; July 17. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1991 as a professor of mathematics, a position he held for the rest of his life. He taught classes in calculus and contributed to Penn’s math department’s research presence, especially in the K-theory of operator algebras. His daughter is Ingrid M. Pimsner C’08.

Jeffrey J. Rhodes. See Class of 1969.

Leonard Rico, Kennett Square, PA, an associate professor emeritus of management and industrial relations in the Wharton School and an eminent scholar of labor relations; June 30. He came to the Wharton School in 1961 as an assistant professor of industry and taught at Wharton for most of his career, except for leaves of absence to teach at the University of Pittsburgh (1968–1969), to conduct research at MIT (1978), and to serve as an academic visitor at the London School of Economics (1985). While at Wharton, he was a longtime teacher of human resources, labor, and industrial relations courses to graduate, undergraduate, and evening school program students. He also worked to align the University of Pennsylvania with affirmative action standards in the 1970s. In 1993, he won the Sigma Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity Outstanding Professor Award, given for outstanding undergraduate teaching in the Wharton School, and he was also voted the outstanding professor in the Wharton Evening School program for 1987–1988.

Col. Dr. Ronald G. Sarg. See Class of 1970.

Vivian Center Seltzer. See Class of 1953.

Michael L. Wachter, Berwyn, PA, the William B. and Mary Barb Johnson Professor of Law and Economics Emeritus in Penn’s Carey Law School, a faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, and Penn’s former interim provost; Sept. 3. He joined the School of Arts and Sciences as an assistant professor of economics in 1969. Four years later, he was named the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, a position that lasted until 1976, when he became a full professor of economics. From 1975 to 1979, he was the personal assistant to then-Penn president Martin Meyerson. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the Wharton School as a professor of management, and four years later, he was named director of the Institute for Law and Economics, a center that combined faculty from Penn’s Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences, and the same year he also became a professor of law in Penn Carey Law School. In 1993, he was named the William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics at Penn. He became a deputy provost in 1995 and was appointed interim provost in 1997, after Stanley Chodorow left the post. As interim provost, he laid out a cohesive plan to develop Penn’s western campus, fleshed out the then-fledgling college house system by appointing several faculty directors, and convened committees to search for numerous Penn leaders. After retiring from Penn’s governance, he remained an active teacher and mentor. In 2012, he was named the William B. and Mary Barb Johnson Professor of Law and Economics. He continued his research on corporate law and governance, publishing books and articles into the 2010s. He retired in 2020; in his honor, the law school established the Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellowship in Law and Policy, naming Hon. Leo E. Strine Jr. L’88 to the position. His wife is Susan M. Wachter, the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate at Wharton; and his daughter is Jessica A. Wachter, the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professor in Quantitative Finance at Wharton.

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