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Russell S. Leary Jr. C’41, Tarpon Springs, FL, retired vice president of the Philadelphia Quartz Company; Oct. 2, at 103.
Arlene Diehl McKinnell CW’46, North Royalton, OH, a former teacher; Sept. 12. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and the orchestra.
Vram “Ned” S. Nedurian Jr. Esq. W’46, Newtown Square, PA, a retired assistant district attorney in Delaware County (PA); Aug. 14, at 100. He served in the US Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Bebe (Carolyn) Chianese Petito CW’46, Lawrenceville, NJ, April 9. One son is Robert A. Petito Jr. GAr’81.
Herbert D. Victor W’47, Delray Beach, FL, a retired real estate agent; Aug. 1. He served in the US Army National Guard during World War II. His wife is Phyllis Ford Victor Ed’49, and one son is J. Scott Victor C’80.
Martin K. Brown Ed’48 GEd’48, Ridley Park, PA, a longtime principal of the Albert M. Greenfield School in Philadelphia; July 11. He served in the US Army during World War II and received two Bronze stars.
Dr. Sadri Musavi C’48 M’53, Pebble Beach, CA, a former physician; Aug. 24, at 99.
Frances Baylinson Rosenbluth Ed’48, Haverford, PA, May 31. At Penn, she was a member of WXPN.
Robert J. Fox W’49, Sudbury, MA, Jan. 31, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the squash team.
Anthony A. Franco W’49, Briarcliff Manor, NY, a former regional manager at IBM; Oct. 10. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the tennis team.
Ruth Granniss Gage Ed’49 GNu’75, Medford, NJ, a retired assistant professor of psychiatric nursing at Seton Hall and Rutgers; Aug. 20.
Dr. Edgar E. McCanless M’49, Lake Charles, LA, a retired physician at the Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana; Aug. 15. He served in the US Air Force.
Ronald B. Waldman W’49, New York, a retired financial analyst at Morgan Stanley; Sept. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. One daughter is Margot Lee Waldman C’85 G’93 WG’93, who is married to Timothy John Lemmon WG’93.
David E. Brewer W’50, Spartanburg, SC, a retired life insurance agent; Aug. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the ROTC.
Stuart J. Rubenstein W’50, Floral Park, NY, the CEO of an international computer sales and leasing company; Aug 14. He served in the US Army Counterintelligence Corps during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. His daughters are Faith Rubenstein C’83, Yael Rubenstein Kaufman C’93, and Cara Rubenstein Gardenswartz C’96.
Dolores J. Stark HUP’50, Mercerville, NJ, a nursing home administrator and former president and owner of a trucking company; Aug. 10.
Lee Seng Tee W’50, Singapore, a philanthropist and chairman of one of Singapore’s largest charitable organizations, Lee Foundation; July 29, at 99. One son is Robert S. Lee W’81.
Naomi I. Sayers HUP’51 Nu’58, East Norriton, PA, a former public health administrator in Philadelphia; Aug. 9, 2021.
Barbara Moore Allan CW’52, Fort Mill, SC, a former school librarian; Aug. 10. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the choral society.
Dr. Joseph S. Bienstock D’52 GD’54, Clearwater, FL, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a former clinical assistant professor of oral surgery at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; July 17. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Samuel “Bud” Diamond W’52 L’55, Philadelphia, an attorney and former teacher at Penn; Sept. 15. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. His wife is Miriam Forman Diamond CGS’07, and one grandchild is Aaron J. Block C’20.
Daniel H. Drummond WEv’52, Fort Myers, FL, a retired accountant for an oil refinery; May 20. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. Thomas R. Houseknecht C’52 M’56, Moorestown, NJ, a retired physician; July 14. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team. One daughter is Eileen M. Houseknecht Nu’86.
Thomas S. Sakata W’52, Honolulu, retired president of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau; Oct. 14, 2021. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Nancy Beck Tanzer CW’52, Scituate, MA, a retired high school history teacher; March 29. At Penn, she was a member of the lacrosse team.
Max Bartikowsky W’53, Forty Fort, PA, president and CEO of a jewelry shop; Oct. 18. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Sylvia Sirica Conroy DH’53, Andover, MA, a former dental hygienist; May 29.
Albert J. Feldman L’53, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, an attorney; July 4. He served in the US Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His children include David J. Feldman C’80 and Emily L. Feldman-Kravitz C’82 G’93, and his grandchildren include Sarah A. Feldman C’10 and Jeremy T. Kesselhaut WG’24.
Sidney I. Katz W’53, Atlanta, former owner of a wealth management practice and four movie theaters; Aug. 31. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. One son is Edward W. Katz C’89.
Herbert I. Moelis W’53, Middletown, DE, an operator of a thoroughbred horse breeding and racing farm, and a former member of the Penn Libraries Board of Advisors and the Penn Vet Board of Advisors; Oct. 6. He also founded a nonprofit, Thoroughbred Charities of America, which supports racehorse rescue groups that work to end the slaughter of retired racehorses in the US. He won the Alumni Award of Merit in 2010. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His children are Ronald L. Moelis C’78 W’78, Kenneth D. Moelis W’80 WG’81, who is married to Julie Taffet Moelis W’81, and Cindy S. Moelis W’82. His grandchildren include Jordan S. Moelis W’09 WG’10, Andrew R. Moelis C’10, Cory M. Moelis W’11 WG’18, Madelyn E. Moelis W’12, Adam G. Moelis W’14, Kate R. Moelis C’16, and Amanda P. Moelis W’19 WG’24.
Leonard R. Nachman Jr. C’53, Burnsville, MN, a retired educational planner for the Minnesota Department of Education; Jan. 15, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. His wife is Mimi Rosenbloom Nachman OT’53.
Phyllis Kistler Touchstone HUP’53 Nu’53, Doylestown, PA, Sept. 23, 2021.
Richard J. Bowen WG’54, Andover, MA, a retired public defender and former town manager for a number of municipalities; July 31. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
John M. Calandra W’54, Cresson, PA, cofounder of Jennmar Corporation, which manufactures roof control products for the mining industry; Sept. 20. He served in the US Army National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity and the golf team.
Dr. Enid Fischer Gilbert‑Barness GM’54, Minneapolis, a professor of pathology and pediatrics at the University of South Florida; April 28. She was renowned for her research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which led to the national Back to Sleep campaign.
Joe Pasternack Jr. W’54, Metairie, LA, a retired chairman of a bank who later built a self-storage facility; Aug. 10. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Eleanore Marcovitz Schaer Ed’54, San Francisco, July 3. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the choral society, and Penn Players.
Alys Wriggins Van Orsdell CW’54, Raymond, ME, retired executive director of a YWCA branch; Aug. 23. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Donald Gillespie W’55, Colorado Springs, CO, founder and president of a painting business; Sept. 13. He served in the US Navy and then the US Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Geraldine H. McLaughlin Nu’55, Wilmington, DE, a retired nurse; Dec. 21, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of the fencing team.
S. Joseph Moomaw W’55, Mechanicsburg, PA, a retired attorney; October 18. He served in the US Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. One daughter is Dawn Moomaw Svirsko Nu’81, and his sister is Laura Moomaw Ulmer CW’49.
John B. Schwerdtle WG’55, Venice, FL, president of his family’s hot stamping die manufacturing business; July 28.
Neil R. Greene Ar’56, Bethesda, MD, a retired architect and urban planner in the Washington, DC, area; Oct. 11. He served in the US Air Force, the US Air Force Reserve, and was also an architect for the US Air Force Systems Command.
Myles M. Johnson SW’56, Gaithersburg, MD, a retired social worker; July 10. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Myron A. “Mike” Libien W’56, Tenafly, NJ, a CPA; June 19. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the sprint football and lacrosse teams. One daughter is Jenny M. Libien C’91.
Barbara Berger Oaks Silver CW’56, Philadelphia, an attorney and teacher; Aug. 21.
Natalie E. Torrey CW’56, Minneapolis, Aug. 17.
Jean Buchholz Bulluck Nu’57, Annandale, NJ, a retired nurse; Nov. 16, 2020. Her husband is Dr. D. Ernest Bulluck Jr. GM’57.
Dr. Leonard A. Cole D’57, Ridgewood, NJ, a retired dentist who was also a pioneer in the field of terror medicine; Sept. 18. He was the founding director of the program on terror medicine and security at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, as well as a longtime adjunct professor of political science at Rutgers University–Newark. He served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Sheldon I. Gilbert C’57, Beaver, PA, a dentist; Sept. 26. He served in the US Army Dental Corps. His daughter is Rebecca J. Gilbert C’93.
John L. Graham III Ar’57, Salisbury, MD, an architect; June 26. He designed the last working lighthouse built in the US, the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse in South Carolina. He served in the US Coast Guard.
Irene Radkowsky Hurst HUP’57, Mechanicsville, VA, a former school nurse; April 19.
Sylvan S. “Steve” Lang W’57, San Antonio, an attorney; Aug. 3. He served in the US Army Reserves. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Dr. Charles W. Matchett D’57, Reading, PA, a retired dentist; Sept. 11. He later became a ski instructor. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Don R. Patton V’57, York, PA, a retired veterinarian; Sept. 25.
George W. Richards III W’57, Wilmington, DE, July 30. He served in the US Army Security Agency.
John Ames Steffian Ar’57, Waterford, CT, an architect who was also chairman of a number of architecture schools, including at MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design; Aug. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.
Sherman S. Stoloff W’57, Boston, an executive in the manufacturing and finance industries; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Col. Dr. John J. Vatral D’57, Columbus, GA, a retired oral surgeon for the US Army who later went into private practice; March 22.
Richard I. Wrubel W’57, Middletown, CT, a retired retail executive who later went into the real estate business; Dec. 23, 2020. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. His children are Arthur M. Wrubel W’87 and Susan D. Wrubel C’91.
Jo Anne Heit Bertrand CW’58, Longmeadow, MA, a retired school guidance counselor; July 26. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her sister is Elizabeth Heit Gaberman CW’62, and one son is Andrew A. Bassock C’90.
Dr. Vardaman M. Buckalew Jr. M’58 GM’62, Winston Salem, NC, a nephrologist and a former professor of medicine at Wake Forest University; July 17. He served in the US Navy. His wife is Sherry Shoop Buckalew CW’61.
William D. Bunten WG’58, Topeka, KS, a retired bank executive and pilot; Sept. 2.
Peter J. Huberman C’58, Boston, founder of an investment counseling firm; Oct. 19. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn Players, Friars Senior Society, and the swimming team.
Ann Jaffe Pace CW’58 GEd’65, Chapel Hill, NC, a professor emerita of education at the University of Missouri—Kansas City; Aug. 9. Two brothers are Robert Jaffe C’57 and Howard Jaffe C’63.
Gladys (Elaine) Iverson Pfender Nu’58 GNu’64, Levittown, PA, a retired associate professor of nursing at Mercer County Community College; Dec. 26, 2020. She served as a nurse in the US Army.
John K. Rauch Jr. Ar’58, Philadelphia, a retired architect and painter; Aug. 16. He served in the US Army as a military policeman.
Elisabeth Bergner Shiffer FA’58, Lebanon, PA, a retired organ and piano teacher; Oct. 6. At Penn, she was a member of the choral society.
Antoinette “Toni” Person Voss Nu’58, Kansas City, MO, a retired supervisor at a home health care agency and a civic leader in her community; Sept. 1.
John M. Dobbs ME’59 Gr’67, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 18, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team.
Dr. Harry M. Hoffman D’59, Rydal, PA, a retired orthodontist; Dec. 30, 2021. His wife is Deborah Rifkin Hoffman Ed’59; two children are Jerold B. Hoffman C’84 and Allan M. Hoffman C90; three grandchildren are Henry N. Hoffman C’20, Louis S. Hoffman C’22, and Robert M. Hoffman GFA’23; and his brother is I. Leonard Hoffman L’58.
Dr. Donald S. Robinson M’59, Jacksonville, FL, retired director for central nervous system drug development at Bristol-Myers Squibb; Sept. 16. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
William H. Wood Jr. C’59, Great Barrington, MA, an executive at an insurance brokerage firm; Sept. 10. He served in the US National Guard and as an auxiliary trooper with the Connecticut State Police. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the rowing and soccer teams.
Thomas E. Tay W’59, Susquehanna Township, PA, an accountant for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board; Sept. 23. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and then in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the fencing team.
Paul Zelenkofske WEv’59, Boca Raton, FL, a retired owner of an accounting firm; June 7.
William T. Brennan GEE’60, Cedar Rapids, IA, a retired aerospace engineer and marketing manager; June 6.
Dr. Sayre K. Jacobson C’60 M’64, New York, a retired cardiologist; Sept. 14. He served in the US Army as a doctor during the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the Debate Council. His wife is Carol Glickman Jacobson CW’66, and his son is Jeffrey S. Jacobson C’92 G’93.
Charles J. Kahn W’60, Hudson, OH, a retired corporate finance executive for firms including American Express, Thomas Cook, Drug Emporium, Things Remembered, and Chemical Solvents; Feb. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the baseball team.
Dr. Jerome Kosoy C’60, Houston, a retired ear, nose, and throat doctor; Aug. 1. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity. His wife is Marjorie Axelrod Kosoy CW’63, and one daughter is Rachel A. Kosoy C’90.
Louis H. Nevins W’60 L’63, Washington, DC, a retired attorney; Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN. One daughter is Jennifer McAllister‑Nevins C’92.
Dolores T. Skripek Nu’60, Bethlehem, PA, a retired supervisory nurse at a senior home; Dec. 7, 2020.
Dr. Stanley Baum GM’61, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus of radiology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and chair of the department for over 20 years; Oct. 15. After completing his residency at Penn, he remained at the University as an associate professor of radiology. He became chair of the radiology department in 1975 and served until 1996. In 1977, he was named the Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor of Radiology. While at Penn, he developed radiological techniques for studying diseases of the blood vessels and for locating sites of internal abdominal bleeding, research that led to the nonoperative treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. In 2001, Penn established the Stanley Baum Professorship of Radiology in his honor. He retired in 2013. His wife is Jeanne Masch Baum GEd’91, and two children are Dr. Laura Baum Holland M’88 GM’92 and Dr. Carol L. Baum M’94, who is married to Dr. Krishanu B. Gupta EAS’84 GEng’88 Gr’91 M’97. One grandchild is Caleb A. Gupta EAS’24.
John M. Holliday W’61, Atlanta, Oct. 16. He worked for Corning Glass Works. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the ROTC.
Neil E. Rudin W’61, Brewster, MA, Sept. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity and the lacrosse team.
Clinton T. Schafer W’61, Paoli, PA, a retired pharmaceutical sales representative; April 29.
Robert F. Schoetz WG’61, White Plains, NY, an executive at an investment bank; Aug. 17, 2021.
Dr. Conwell B. Carter C’63, Raleigh, NC, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Nov. 28, 2021. He served in the US Navy as a medical officer.
Edmund G. Coccagna GEE’63, Villanova, PA, a former computer developer for Unisys; Sept. 17.
Dr. Robert S. English GM’63, Smithfield, PA, a dermatologist; June 8.
Stephan J. Gold W’63, Hyde Park, NY, an attorney and teacher at the Culinary Institute of America; Aug. 28. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN.
William H. Lacey WG’63, Saint Louis, CEO of Ralston Purina Company’s Grocery Products Group; Oct. 4.
James I. Lewis WG’63, Timonium, MD, a retired financial advisor and first vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott; Sept. 28. He served in the US Army.
Edwin B. Morris III W’63, Marblehead, MA, a University trustee and a former banker who later founded a real estate consulting practice; Oct. 21. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Gail Appell Nickowitz CW’63, New York, May 11. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Penn Players, Penn Singers, and the tennis team.
William C. Rowland Jr. W’63, Runnemede, NJ, president of American Appliance; Dec. 27, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Glee Club, ROTC, and the lacrosse team.
Rochelle Shain CW’63, San Antonio, a professor emeritus at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Oct. 17.
Dr. William H. Simon M’63 GM’67, Villanova, PA, an orthopedic surgeon; Sept. 11. He served in the US Public Health Service as a physician during the Vietnam War. His wife is Michele Soffian Simon CW’64, and his daughter is Eve Herson Simon C’91.
Jeremy L. Wiesen W’63, West Palm Beach, FL, former professor of business law and entrepreneurship at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and CEO of the nondairy food manufacturer Tofutti; July 24. He also taught at Wharton for a time.
Sandra DiGioia Williamson CW’63, Pittsburgh, an economist and retired professor at the University of Pittsburgh; October 20. One brother is Anthony C. DiGioia L’77.
Dr. Barry R. Friedlander C’64, Asheville, NC, an epidemiologist and physician; Aug. 27. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN.
Hyman Myers Ar’64 GAr’65, Philadelphia, an architect, historic preservationist, and lecturer at Penn; Oct. 17. He refurbished Philadelphia’s City Hall, the Academy of Music, and more than 350 other sites across the US. His wife is Sandra Kittner Myers CW’63.
Albert N. Rogin C’64, Essex, CT, a former attorney and financial advisor; Oct. 17. He was a veteran. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the golf team. His son is Alexander A. Rogin C’93.
Dr. Gregory O. Walsh M’64 GM’67, Los Angeles, a professor of neurology at UCLA; July 26.
Lois Gelston Anderson PT’65, Palo Alto, CA, a physical therapist and textile artist; Aug. 19. Her husband is Dr. Edward T. Anderson C’65 M’69, and her children are Britt Anderson C’93 and Lindsey Anderson Allen C’99, who is married to Kevin D. Allen W’95.
David L. Cox WG’65, Burlington, MA, retired regional manager for corporate internal audits at Lockheed Martin; May 5, 2021. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.
Dr. John A. Kakaty D’65, Paoli, PA, a retired dentist; June 10, 2021. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Alexander Kreger W’65, Norwalk, CT, a retired executive at a trucking company; Oct. 4. He served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the Penn Band.
Dr. Vernon W. Morgan Jr. M’65 GM’70, Waverly, PA, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; June 11. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Richard M. Whiston W’65, Carson City, NV, former president and general counsel for the aerospace company Pratt & Whitney; Jan. 2, 2022. He served in the US Army.
Joseph V. “Nicky” Yonushka GEE’65, Duryea, PA, a retired engineer for RCA Corporation; Sept. 1. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. David W. Billharz GM’66, Reno, NV, a retired anesthesiologist; Sept. 22. He served in the US Navy for 36 years, including during the Vietnam War.
Kathleen Heidere Ford G’66, Philadelphia, a high school science teacher; Sept. 14. One brother is Dr. James P. Heidere C’62.
Alice E. “Betty” Harkins GNu’66, Sarasota, FL, a retired nursing professor at several colleges; Oct. 26, 2021.
Bipin C. Shah G’66, Bryn Mawr, PA, an entrepreneur who founded several companies, including Gensar, a technology-payments company; Sept. 4.
Thomas K. Sheldon WG’66, Newport, MN, July 21. He served in the US Army for 30 years, including during the Vietnam War, and earned many awards, including two Legions of Merit, three bronze stars, and the Air Medal.
Nicholas J. Thies WG’66, Buda, TX, Oct. 6. He worked in the financial and accounting industries.
Robert I. Toll L’66, New York, a former University trustee, an emeritus member of the Carey Law School Board of Advisors, and the cofounder of the massive home construction company Toll Brothers; Oct. 7. He founded Toll Brothers with his younger brother Bruce in 1967, which rapidly grew to become, as its slogan boasts today, “America’s luxury home builder.” He and his wife Jane Toll GEd’66 sponsored a chapter of Say Yes to Education, a program affiliated with the Graduate School of Education to motivate and support students in West Philadelphia to graduate high school and continue on to college. In 2006, he donated $10 million to Penn to launch the Toll Public Interest Center. Another gift in 2018 launched the Toll Public Service Corps, and in 2020, he and his wife made a $50 million donation that dramatically expanded the program designed to support Penn Law students pursuing public interest legal careers [“Gazetteer,” Nov|Dec 2020]. He was a member of Penn’s board of trustees from 2007 to 2011. In addition, he was a longtime member of the Board of Advisors of Penn Carey Law School, a member of the advisory council of the Biddle Law Library, and a guest lecturer in real estate economics and corporate law. One daughter is Rachel E. Toll L’03.
Dorothea L. Schuetter Progin Nu’67, Mays Landing, NJ, a former supervisor at the Atlantic County (NJ) Health Department; Dec. 2, 2020.
Kenneth R. Cassidy WG’68, Seattle, a former investment advisor; Aug. 5.
Janice Kuchka Cox HUP’68, Philadelphia, a former nurse; Sept. 5. Her husband is Douglas L. Cox W’68 WG’73, and one son is David M. Cox W’00.
Dr. John C. Hansell V’68, Canonsburg, PA, a veterinarian; Aug. 5.
Kirk P. Pond WG’68, Cape Elizabeth, ME, retired president and CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor; Oct. 26.
Stephen M. Heumann WG’69, Berwyn, PA, a former treasurer of West Pharmaceutical Services; Oct. 17.
Verna Hankinson Simpkins CW’69, Philadelphia, a retired schoolteacher, math specialist, and counselor; Sept. 14. Earlier in her career, she worked at the US Army’s Frankford Arsenal as a computer programmer.
Edward M. Stevens WG’69, Devon, PA, a retired managing director at an investment company; Sept. 23.
Nellie S. Swensen GNu’69, Columbus, GA, a former professor at Virginia Commonwealth University; Dec. 21, 2021.
Alan F. Beane W’70, Gilford, NH, president and CEO of a thermal engineering company; June 20, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Lt. Col. Madeline P. Jims Nu’70 GNu’76, Reading, PA, a retired nurse in the US Army; Nov. 28, 2020.
Elizabeth Nissley Nu’70 GNu’89, Lancaster, PA, a psychiatric nurse who later became a pastor; Sept. 25.
Robert A. Ainey C’71, New Hope, PA, retired president of the Bahrain Association of Banks, which advocates for the interests of financial institutions in Bahrain; Aug. 12. He later worked in the real estate industry.
Robert L. Colman WG’71, Philadelphia, retired executive vice president for human resources at Delta Airlines; Jan. 6, 2021.
Alfred J. Lima GCP’71, Fall River, MA, an urban planner and preservation and conservation activist; Oct. 18.
John R. Powers Gr’71, Alexandria, VA, a former FEMA director and coordinator for the National Capitol Region Mass Trauma Plan; June 30. He served in the US Marine Corps and the US Marine Corps Reserve.
Dr. Robert F. Bedford GM’72, Charlottesville, VA, a clinical professor of anesthesiology at the University of Virginia; Sept. 2. He served in the US Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War.
Albert J. Fill CE’72, Gibsonia, PA, an engineer and owner of Fill & Associates; Oct. 5. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.
Marian M. Fox GNu’72, Venice, FL, a retired professor at Widener University; July 29.
Dr. Ronald W. Kimball M’73 GM’77, Flourtown, PA, a retired ophthalmologist; Sept. 28. His daughter is Victoria Kimball Wallen C’06, who is married to Tyler J. Wallen C’05 CGS’07.
William H. Nock III WG’73, Sumter, SC, a bank executive; Sept. 26. He served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star.
Peter W. Dewitt C’74 GAr’76, Southampton, NY, an architect; Sept. 7.
J. W. Rogers W’74, Beaumont, TX, owner of the Jet Center of Tyler, an aeronautical services company; Aug. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the rowing team.
Martha Pickman Baltzell CGS’75, Haverford, PA, Sept. 28.
Dr. Richard S. Tobey Jr. D’75 GD’80 Gr’81, Rock Hall, MD, former director of clinical studies and assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; Aug. 26. He taught at Penn for over 15 years and in 1981 won the Dental School’s Earl Banks Hoyt Award for excellence in teaching. He also worked as an orthodontist and cosmetic dentist in the Philadelphia area and was an award-winning sculptor.
Jane Tompkins Rathbun Keiffer C’76, New York, a former marketing director for the ACLU; Aug. 9.
Joan L. Quann CGS’76, Philadelphia, a former docent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Sept. 2.
Norman A. Rost ChE’76, Clark, NJ, an enforcement data quality expert for the US Environmental Protection Agency; Aug. 29.
Dr. Ralph F. Wetmore Jr. M’76 GM’81, the former chief of the division of otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor emeritus of otorhinolaryngology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Sept. 3. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1978 and became a full professor in 2000. Meanwhile, at CHOP, he treated ear, nose, and throat ailments in thousands of children; taught pediatric otolaryngology to hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows; and eventually rose to president of the medical staff. He held CHOP’s E. Mortimer Newlin endowed chair in pediatric otolaryngology and human communication from 2008 until his retirement in 2020. His children are Alicia C. Wetmore W’07 and Ralph F. Wetmore II W’02.
Dr. Nancy W. Craig V’77, Petaluma, CA, a retired veterinarian; Sept. 15.
Sally L. Goldberg W’78, Edwardsburg, MI, a retired systems engineer at several colleges and universities; September 26. One sister is Jan Goldberg Harris WG’79.
Francis J. Guiliano WG’78, Orleans, MA, retired founder and president of Rite-Now Container Company; Aug. 15. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Paul A. South C’78, Silver Spring, MD, a retired insurance representative; Feb. 20. Two sisters are Dr. Jeannette E. South‑Paul MT’75, who is married to Dr. Michael D. Paul GM’82 GM’82, and Damaris E. South GEd’84.
Gregory A. Horn WG’79, Charlotte, NC, a project manager in the fields of aerospace, gas and oil, and information technology; Sept. 28, 2021. He served in the US Army.
Terry M. Louie L’79, Andover, MN, a former senior litigation counsel for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Oct. 10, 2021. He served in the US Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.
Jon B. Huss C’80, Casper, WY, an immigration lawyer; Dec. 11, 2021. An avid mountaineer, he scaled several of the world’s highest mountains. At Penn, he was a member of the Friars Senior Society and the rowing team.
Andrew L. Lewis IV WG’82, Haverford, PA, an investor and consultant; April 17, 2021. Two daughters are Annabel P. Lewis C’18 GEd’19 SPP’24 and Grace Lewis V’23.
Marc A. Lapadula C’83, Springfield, MO, a senior lecturer of screenwriting at Yale and a former visiting professor at Penn; Aug. 9. An accomplished playwright and screenwriter, he led screenwriting programs at several universities, teaching at Penn from 1989 to 2009 and receiving a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University.
Barbara J. Saling WEv’83, Norwood, PA, supervisor of appraisal reviews at Universal Real Estate Services; Aug. 24. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Alpha Phi sorority.
Linda J. Smith GNu’84, Media, PA, a nephrology nurse; Oct. 14.
Michael Barbis C’85 W’85, Rowayton, CT, a real estate agent and developer; Sept. 21, 2021. He was also an elected commissioner for the Sixth Taxing District of the City of Norwalk (CT) for 17 years. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.
George F. Golden Jr. GrEd’85, Ithaca, NY, a former administrator for the Great Valley (PA) School District; June 9.
Craig L. Knebel WG’86, Darien, CT, a middle school science teacher; July 25. He served in the US Coast Guard. His wife is Jennifer Adams Knebel WG’87, and his children include Dr. Emily Knebel V’19 and Laura Lehne Knebel WG’22.
Joanne Marie Pizzo GAr’86, Cherry Hill, NJ, an architect; June 16.
Wanda H. Howell Gr’89, Cincinnati, a professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Arizona; July 17.
R. John Morgan W’89, Walnut Creek, CA, the economics chair at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; Oct. 6, 2021. His wife is Heather A. Evans‑Morgan C’89.
Dr. India H. Imperatore V’90, Lincoln University, PA, a veterinarian specializing in equestrian medicine; Sept. 6.
Gustav Vincent Franco WEv’92 WEv’94, West Chester, PA, founder and executive of Galápagos Advisors, an investment advisory firm; July 21. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Anna Marie Fischer Troutman CGS’01, Collingswood, NJ, a kindergarten teacher; Sept. 14.
Vicktor S. Volpe W’03, Huntington, NY, July 27. He worked in the real estate and finance industries. His wife is Alexis I. Decerbo‑Volpe W’03.
Joseph A. Ames Jr. G’04, Malvern, PA, a former management consultant for companies such as IBM, Price Waterhouse, and Accenture; March 4.
Dr. Stephanie K. Bomar D’04, Herndon, VA, a dentist; June 11.
Evan J. Chyun L’08, Anchorage, AK, a public defender at the Alaska Attorney General’s Office; May 29.
Mason R. McClellan GCP’10 GFA’10, Camp Hill, PA, associate director of real estate for the Hershey Trust Company; Aug. 12.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Stanley Baum. See Class of 1961.
Dr. Joseph S. Bienstock. See Class of 1952.
Samuel “Bud” Diamond. See Class of 1952.
Elizabeth Bennett Johns, Hagerstown, MD, a professor emerita of history of art in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Sept. 12. In 1989, she joined the Penn faculty as the Silfen Term Professor of the History of Art, and she served as the undergraduate department chair during the 1990s. In 1996, she received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her book American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life (1991) was funded by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Center. She retired in 2001.
Klaus Krippendorff, Philadelphia, the Gregory Bateson Professor Emeritus of Communication in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication and the longest-serving tenured faculty member in the School’s history; Oct. 10. He joined Penn in 1964 as a predoctoral research fellow, became associate professor in 1970, and full professor in 1980. He was named Gregory Bateson Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture in 2000, and professor emeritus in 2010. He was one of the most prominent researchers in the field of cybernetics, which has advanced our understanding of cognitive, psychological, and social systems, among others, and contributed to the field of machine learning. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in content analysis, the science of categorizing written, audio, or visual content to make it analyzable. His most well-known creation, “Krippendorff’s alpha,” developed in the late 1960s, was a mathematical formula to ensure that researchers had a basic agreement on the nature of the phenomenon being analyzed. In 1971, he and several Annenberg students joined a group of nonviolent peace activists using their bodies and canoes to blockade a ship carrying weapons to Bangladesh. It formed the basis of the documentary Blockade, which was screened at Annenberg in 2017. His wife is Margaret M. Thorell Gr’87 G’98, and his children are Kaihan P. Krippendorff EAS’94 W’94, who is married to Pilar S. Ramos C’94 L’97, and Heike Krippendorff Sullivan C’96 CGS’98, who is married to Brendan Q. Sullivan C’99.
Marc A. Lapadula. See Class of 1983.
Herbert I. Moelis. See Class of 1953.
Edwin B. Morris III. See Class of 1963.
Hyman Myers. See Class of 1964.
David Bourke O’Connor, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a former professor of ancient Egyptian history and archaeology and former curator of the Egyptian collection of the Penn Museum; Oct. 1. He came to Penn in 1964 and began serving as an assistant curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section of the Penn Museum, and as an instructor in Egyptology in Penn’s department of Oriental studies (a precursor to, among others, today’s department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations). He became an assistant professor in Egyptology in 1970, an associate professor in 1975, and a full professor in 1990, when he also became curator-in-charge of the museum’s Egyptian section. Under the auspices of the Penn Museum, he directed excavations at Abydos and codirected excavations at the palace-city and gigantic harbor of Amenhotep III at Malkata, western Thebes. In 1982–1983, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, with which he researched urbanism in ancient Egypt, particularly the royal city. He left Penn in 1995 and joined the faculty of New York University. His wife is Gulbun O’Connor Gr’73, former associate ombudsman at Penn, and his daughters are Aisha O’Connor C’93 GEd’02 GEd’07 GEd’08 and Katherine O’Connor C’96.
Dr. Richard S. Tobey Jr. See Class of 1975.
Robert I. Toll. See Class of 1966.
Dr. Ralph F. Wetmore Jr. See Class of 1976.
Jeremy L. Wiesen. See Class of 1963.