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Z. William Rubin W’42, Juno Beach, FL, a former travel consultant; Aug. 11, at 101. His wife is Shirlee Silvert Rubin Ed’45.
Edward F. Solomon W’42, Lower Merion Twp, PA, founder of Pride Dog Food Company; Dec. 5, at 101. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Jane MacCabe Kelly CW’46, Gladwyne, PA, Nov. 6. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. One daughter is Linda Kelly Graves GNu’86.
Hewitt S. Gurnee Jr. WG’47, Midland, MI, a retired real estate manager for Dow Chemical; Nov. 23, at 102. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Bernice Schwartz Levine PSW’47, New Rochelle, NY, a retired social worker for children; Nov. 21.
Leo J. Dolan WEv’48, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired owner of a jewelry business; Oct. 17, at 101. He served in the US Navy during World War II. His children include Leo J. Dolan Jr. WG’73 and Regina Dolan Dunn DH’73.
Edith Trelease “Terry” Aney Davidson G’49 Gr’54, Oneonta, NY, a retired English professor at SUNY Oneonta; Nov. 29, at 99. She served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.
Barbara Greenstein Blum CW’50, Haverford, PA, a longtime Democratic political activist for civil rights, women’s rights, and human rights; Nov. 7. She also owned and operated a bookstore with her late husband Charles M. Blum EE’49. Two daughters are Susan Blum Fort C’78 and Lauren Blum Weisberg C’78 W’78, who is married to Harvey Weisberg C’78.
Frederick W. Feibelman W’50, Columbus, OH, a retired investment broker; Nov. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the cross country team.
Ursula Wilhelm Harper Ed’50 GEd’53, Worcester, MA, a former elementary school teacher; Nov. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the choral society. Her husband is Dr. Robert S. Harper M’55, and one daughter is Betsy E. Harper C’81.
John S. Kemper Jr. EE’50, Glen Mills, PA, a retired executive at the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO); Oct. 27. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. His wife is Doris Turner Kemper HUP’54 Nu’54.
Fred Langford Ar’50, Cape May Court House, NJ, an architect; Nov. 24. At Penn, he was a member of the track team.
Jay B. Langner W’50, Maplewood, NJ, founder of Hudson General Corporation, an airport services company; Nov. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Norman A. Oshtry G’50, Philadelphia, June 29.
Graham J. Ross W’50, Larkspur, CA, a retired engineer and sales manager at a manufacturer of packaging and bottling machinery; June 29, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the swimming team.
Reno M. Zinzarella C’50, Allentown, NJ, retired superintendent of Westwood Regional School District (NJ); Dec. 11. He served in the US Army Medical Corps as a physical therapist. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and the track team.
Molly McCarthy Brueger CW’51, Ann Arbor, MI, a retired student counselor at the University of Michigan; Nov. 15, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the Penn Players.
Thomas Dolan IV G’51, Lafayette Hill, PA, a conservationist who was the former executive director of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association; Dec. 28, 2021. In the 1940s, he identified a new type of mayfly, which was later named after him (Dolania americana). One son is Thomas Dolan V C’72 GLA’75.
Morton Jaffe W’51, Chicago, a former attorney and real estate broker; May 5. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN and the debate council.
Donald D. “Pete” Miller W’51, Pinehurst, NC, a retired executive in the metal trades industry; Nov. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Betty McKaig Morton Ed’51, West Chester, PA, a former executive at Sir Speedy Printing; July 4. At Penn, she was a member of the basketball, field hockey, and tennis teams. One son is David B. Morton W’81.
Warren H. Shadek WG’51, Pompton Plains, NJ, a retired industrial engineer at American Cyanamid; Nov. 5. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Dr. Albert J. Anderson Jr. C’52 D’55, Old Saybrook, CT, Dec. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Samuel “Bud” Diamond W’52 L’55, Philadelphia, a former lecturer at Penn; Sept. 15. In 1960, he cofounded the law firm Diamond, Polsky and Bauer, where he served clients until retiring in 2010. From 1990 until 2006, he lectured in the department of general honors, which encompassed the University Scholars and Benjamin Franklin Scholars programs and united students from Penn’s four undergraduate schools. He also held lectureship positions in Penn Law (1993–1995) and in Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (1995–2006). 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.
Rosalind “Ronnie” Merow Schwam CW’52, Wyncote, PA, retired owner of an interior design firm; Oct. 23, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Her husband is Gerald F. Schwam Ar’53.
Dr. John R. Whitaker Jr. M’52, Cape Canaveral, FL, a retired surgeon; April 29.
Nancy Gingrich Cavanaugh CW’53, Nevada City, CA, a retired teacher; Nov. 1, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of the field hockey team. One brother is Richard E. Gingrich W’50.
Mary Joyce “Mary Jo” Huben Jones HUP’53 Nu’56, Danville, PA, a former nursing faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Oct. 30. Her husband is Dr. Frederick L. Jones Jr. M’56, and one son is Dr. Frederick L. Jones III C’79 M’83 WG’00, who is married to Christine C. Jones WG’87. Her grandchildren include Liliane L. Jones C’17, Frederick M. Jones C’19, and Benjamin J. Jones C’21.
Richard H. Oeschger Ar’53, Old Lyme, CT, Dec. 19. He retired from General Dynamics Electric Boat, which designs and constructs submarines. He served in the US Navy.
Arthur J. Schomer W’53, Bellevue, WA, a retired management consultant; July 3. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.
Katherine Eisentrager Weibel HUP’53, Lansdale, PA, a former school nurse for the Upper Darby School District (PA); Oct. 25. Earlier in her career, she was a surgical nurse for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her husband was Dr. Robert E. Weibel M’55, who died Sept. 29 (see Class of 1955).
Neal D. Coberly Jr. W’54 G’65, Atherton, CA, a banking systems and financial management consultant for SRI International, a research and technology development center; Oct. 8. He served in the US Air Force.
Jack Farber W’54, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a philanthropist and retired chairman of CSS Industries, a greeting card and gift wrap company; Dec. 7.
Stephen A. Glassman W’54, Chicago, a retired vice chairman at Macy’s; June 1. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity. His daughters are Diane Glassman Tarshis W’85 and Sharon Glassman Shaw GAr’85.
R. Drew Kistler W’54, Pittsburgh, a retired vice chairman of an investment management firm; Nov. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He later served as president of the Penn Alumni Society of Pittsburgh and the Wharton Club. One daughter is Mary Kistler Bean W’81.
John F. Norcross W’54, Ashburn, VA, a retired sales executive at a packaging company; Dec. 7. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the Glee Club.
Patricia Magelaner Reeder HUP’54 Nu’54, Wilmington, DE, a retired nurse and nursing instructor; Jan. 24, 2021.
Kenneth H. Steingold WG’54, Providence, RI, co-owner of a Volvo car dealership; Dec. 17. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Stephen A. Bassock W’55, New Canaan, CT, an executive in the securities industry; Nov. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and Penn Players. His brother is Michael Peter Bassock W’57.
John F. “Jack” Kohl W’55, Springfield, PA, a retired controller for British Petroleum Oil; Nov. 24. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Charles J. McMahon Jr. MtE’55, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science; Dec. 10. In 1964, he joined Penn’s faculty as an assistant professor of metallurgy and materials science, moving up to full professor in 1974. He chaired the department of metallurgy and materials science from 1987 to 1992. He was an early member of Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, and as computers became popular in the 1990s, he developed a CD-ROM that displayed information about 3D materials science. This “smart textbook,” which accompanied his nationally renowned course The Bicycle and the Walkman, was one of the first online learning initiatives, and he earned a National Science Foundation grant to expand on this innovation. In 1992, he won Penn Engineering’s S. Reid Warren Award for Distinguished Teaching, and nine years later, he won Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He retired in 2002. He served in the US Navy. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the ROTC. His children include Elise McMahon C’89 and David B. McMahon C’98. Two brothers are Kevin McMahon EE’62 and John A. McMahon MtE’65.
John H. “Jack” Porter W’55, Vero Beach, FL, cofounder of the communications firm Porter Novelli, and a former University trustee; Nov. 7. After graduating, he worked for an advertising agency and then became director of public affairs for the Peace Corps. In 1972, he cofounded Porter Novelli with Bill Novelli C’63 ASC’64. He served on Penn’s board of trustees from 1981 to 1986, as well as on the boards of Penn Medicine and the School of Nursing, and on several other committees. In 1992, he retired, splitting his time between Philadelphia and Barbados. Barbados inspired his novel, Trouble Tree (2008). As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, ROTC, and the basketball and lacrosse teams. One stepson is Colin S. Abernethy C’89, and one step-grandson is Callum P. Abernethy W’24.
Henderson “Woozy” Supplee III WG’55, Bryn Mawr, PA, a life insurance agent; Aug. 23. He served in the US Army National Guard of Pennsylvania and worked for four years in the office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. His brother is Andrew R. Supplee GCP’68.
Dr. Alfred S. Tong C’55 D’58, Honolulu, a dentist; March 6, 2022. He served in the US Navy.
Dr. Robert E. Weibel M’55, Lansdale, PA, a retired senior medical officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; Sept. 29. He served in the US Army. One daughter is Sandra B. Weibel C’82. His wife was Katherine Eisentrager Weibel HUP’53, who died Oct. 25 (see Class of 1953).
Robert A. Weil W’55, Southbury, CT, a former commercial real estate broker; Nov. 16. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Caroline Guinness Durr CW’56, Maynard, MA, Dec. 12. She retired from American Cyanamid Research. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Isaac S. “Sandy” Goldman WG’56, Chicago, a principal at a financial investment firm; Dec. 12.
Mickey J. Littmann W’56, New York, a retired managing director at an investment management firm; Nov. 22. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, ROTC, and the sprint football and crew teams, and he was a manager of the wrestling team. His son is Mark J. Littmann W’06.
Mildred Foulks Morton SW’56, Blue Bell, PA, a retired middle school guidance counselor in the Philadelphia School District; Nov. 17. Her husband is John A. Morton GEd’57.
John V. “Skip” Rawson Jr. W’56, Skillman, NJ, retired founder and owner of Rawson Food Services, a Wendy’s franchise company; April 18. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. One granddaughter is Holly E. Butrico W’20.
Hon. Dolores Korman Sloviter L’56, Gladwyne, PA, retired chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a former Temple University law professor, and a champion of women’s rights; Oct. 12. She was the first woman to both serve on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and ascend to chief judge. She was routinely referred to as the first female partner at a Philadelphia law firm in the 1960s and the city’s first female law professor in the 1970s. She was also a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.
Cary H. Rush EE’57 GEE’67, a retired engineer for the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO); April 27. He was also a photographer and author. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC and the Amateur Radio Club.
William D. Vandell W’57, Saratoga Springs, NY, a retired human resources executive at ACME Markets; Nov. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and the Glee Club. One son is Richard D. Vandell G’99.
Richard D. Walls W’57, Elba, NY, retired owner of an industrial uniform laundering service; Nov. 19. He served in the New York Army National Guard.
Dr. Francis A. DeFrino D’58, New Milford, CT, a retired dentist; May 18. His wife is Dianne Woods DeFrino CW’58, and one son is Peter A. DeFrino C’85.
Dr. Theodore Oslick C’58, Glenside, PA, a retired pulmonologist; Dec. 19. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Robert D. Owen W’58, Blandon, PA, a retired supervisor in the financial planning department of Mack Trucks; Dec. 15.
Dr. Edward J. Strow Jr. D’58, Haddon Heights, NJ, a retired dentist; Nov. 11. He served in the US Coast Guard as a dentist.
G. William Teare Jr. WG’58, Annapolis, MD, former president of Printing Industries of America (now Printing United Alliance), a nonprofit trade association for the printing industry; June 11. He served in the US Marine Corps.
Richard J. Warren G’58, Newtown Square, PA, a former director of research and development for SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals; Oct. 20. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Charles M. Aaronson GM’59, Fairfax, VA, a dermatologist; Nov. 12, 2021. He served in the US Air Force.
David I. Bavar WG’59, Baltimore, a former president of a real estate agency; Sept. 28.
Dr. Robert L. Gerlaugh GM’59, Vero Beach, FL, a retired physician; Dec. 11. He served in the US Navy during World War II and as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
David C. Hartney WG’59, Pittsford, NY, a retired manager at Eastman Kodak; Nov. 1. He later became a certified financial planner. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.
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.
Norman C. Moran WG’59, Towson, MD, a semiretired investment banker; Oct. 20. He served in the US Marine Corps. One granddaughter is Storey L. Wanglee C’18.
Col. Dr. Joseph A. Neal M’59 GM’64, Clinton, MD, a retired US Air Force colonel; Oct. 24.
Regina M. Wielga Nu’59 GNu’63, Mechanicsburg, PA, a retired nursing instructor; Dec. 8, 2021.
Robert L. Yoder WG’59, Phoenix, a retired bank executive; Nov. 4. He served in the US Army National Guard of Florida.
Doreen Kotzen Carmody Ed’60, Milwaukee, a retired high school physics and chemistry teacher; Nov. 17. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Preston L. “Lin” Davis L’60, Milton, PA, a retired lawyer; Sept. 21.
Richard T. Hykes W’60, Haverford, PA, an economics professor at Drexel University; Oct. 20.
Adolf A. Paier Jr. W’60, Bryn Mawr, PA, retired CEO of the accounting and financial consultancy Novus Corporation and a former member of the Penn Museum’s board of advisors; Oct. 5. He also cofounded Privakey, which provides authentication and transaction verification services. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the gymnastics team. His wife was Geraldine Shnakis Paier HUP’66 Nu’68 GNu’85 Gr’94, who died Dec. 24 (see Class of 1966).
R. Russell Williamson II W’60, Walpole, MA, a former executive at a printing company; Nov. 22. He served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. At Penn he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Linda Schutt Buchman HUP’61, Hanahan, SC, a former nurse; Nov. 30.
James F. X. O’Reilly WG’61, Newtown, CT, a retired manager at the chemical company Union Carbide; March 17, 2022.
Stephen R. Dickler C’62, Hilton Head Island, SC, a retired sales manager in the broadcasting industry; Nov. 14. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Stuart A. Gordon C’62, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, an attorney; May 5. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian and the crew team.
Benjamin F. Hammond Gr’62, a professor emeritus of microbiology in Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and the school’s former associate dean of academic affairs; May 14. While completing his PhD at Penn Dental, he joined its faculty as an assistant instructor of microbiology. He became an assistant professor in 1962 and a full professor in 1970. He earned Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1969. From 1972 to 1985, he chaired the department of microbiology, at which point he became the school’s associate dean of academic affairs. He retired from Penn in 1991 and has since been lauded as a pioneering Black member of Penn Dental Medicine’s faculty.
Richard G. Krassen W’62, Philadelphia, a retired life insurance salesman; April 27. His wife is Carole Levin Cohn CW’62.
Dr. William S. Zavod C’62 GM’70, Merion Station, PA, a pediatrician; Oct. 13. His wife is Rosalie Bernstein Zavod MT’64, and one son is Blaine S. Zavod C’97.
Edward M. Cross WG’63, Norfolk, VA, a retired professor of information systems and decision sciences at Old Dominion University; Dec. 8.
Patricia Clark Kenschaft G’63 Gr’73, Arlington, MA, professor emeritus of mathematics at Montclair State University; Nov. 20.
Dr. Victor J. Krym D’63, Pittsford, NY, a retired dentist; Jan. 29, 2022.
Charles B. Mathias GEd’63, Berwyn, PA, a retired advertising executive in the pharmaceutical industry and a former member of Penn’s School of Nursing’s board of advisors; Dec. 17. One daughter is Brette Mathias Reiman C’89.
Paul F. Raggio WEv’63, Lansdale, PA, a retired sales manager for Santa Fe Railroad; Dec. 5.
Dr. Barry R. Zitomer M’63, Morristown, NJ, a physician; July 20.
Karen Jandreau Clark CW’64 Gr’04, Philadelphia, a middle school teacher, college professor, and social justice advocate; Feb. 27. She was also an adjunct professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education. As a student at Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Ronald R. D’Souza GEE’64, Lagrangeville, NY, Nov. 26. He retired from IBM and took up a second career as a management consultant and auditor.
Tom G. Hussmann WG’64, El Paso, TX, a retired founding director of a bank; Nov. 4. He served in the US Navy.
Ernest H. Josar SW’64, Bethlehem, PA, a retired social worker and former professor of social work; Nov. 23. He served in the US Army.
Edward G. Pringle WG’64, Shelburne, VT, a retired management consulting services executive; Dec. 15. He later taught at the University of North Carolina.
Anthony J. Plitnik WG’65, Malvern, PA, a retired commercial real estate executive; Nov. 24. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Dr. Jeffrey Hartzell M’66 GM’70, Merion, PA, a longtime physician at Pennsylvania Hospital and hospice-care pioneer; Oct. 13. He worked at Pennsylvania Hospital for more than 30 years and cofounded the facility’s hospice-care program. In the 1980s and ’90s he was the team doctor for the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, and for a time, he also served as an alternate physician for the Philadelphia Orchestra. One sister is Mary Lee Young CGS’72 GEd’75.
Geraldine Shnakis Paier HUP’66 Nu’68 GNu’85 Gr’94, Bryn Mawr, PA, a former faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and a former member of the board of advisors for the Penn Museum and Penn’s School of Nursing; Dec. 24. Her husband was Adolf A. Paier Jr. W’60, who died Oct. 5 (see Class of 1960).
Stanley M. Rea Jr. WG’66, Saint Louis, retired vice president and general counsel of Nestle Purina PetCare; Nov. 7. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Dr. John F. Sinclair D’66, Windsor, VT, a dentist; Dec. 14.
Manuel Haendler SW’67, Quincy, MA, an executive director of a homeless shelter; Dec. 16.
Robert L. Hooker WG’67, Wooster, OH, a retired marketing professional and pilot; Nov. 27.
James J. Lennon WG’67, Wynnewood, PA, an investment executive; Dec. 9. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Margaret Wilner Hut C’68, Chevy Chase, MD, a retired editor of Washington, DC-area parenting publications; Dec. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her husband is Steve Hut Jr. C’68, and her children include Nick Hut C’96 and Katie Hut C’02. Two brothers are John R. Wilner W’62 and Richard K. Wilner C’71.
Jack V. Morreale Jr. WG’68, Eden Prairie, MN, a retired banker; May 11. He served in the US Army.
William J. Noonan W’68, Sarasota, FL, a retired executive at the industrial supply company Grainger; Oct. 21. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Joel F. Sherzer Gr’68, West Lake Hills, TX, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin; Nov. 6. His wife is Dina Marin Sherzer Gr’70.
Thomas J. Blyskal C’69, Valley Forge, PA, Dec. 17. He retired from the insurance industry. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.
Keith E. Heller WEv’69, Lancaster, PA, a retired treasurer and controller for an architectural firm; Nov. 4. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Bert McKinnon C’69, Flagstaff, AZ, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Dec. 9. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team. One brother is William S. McKinnon ChE’67.
Edward A. Rubel WG’69, Harwich Port, MA, a banker; Nov. 10. He served in the US Navy.
Robert F. Fowler II WG’70, Atlanta, a retired management consultant and interim CFO for multiple companies; Nov. 20. He served in the US Army.
Paulette E. Setler Gr’70, Sewickley, PA, a former pharmaceutical executive; July 26, 2021.
George E. Kelley WEv’71, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired car salesman; Dec. 20.
Dr. Stephen Miles Berger GM’72, Columbus, OH, a retired cardiologist; Dec. 7. He served in the US Army as a physician.
Mary Jane Grams Scruggs Nu’72, Pennsville, NJ, retired director of nursing at the Salem County (NJ) Department of Health; Nov. 30.
Dr. Mark J. Doherty D’74, Lakeville, MA, a dentist and cofounder of a dental practice consulting group; Oct. 7. His son is Dr. Mark E. Doherty D’03.
Huy Hong GCE’74, Norristown, PA, a former manager at an engineering firm; July 10.
Steven R. “Monk” Koch WG’74, Rye, NY, a retired financial executive for Texaco; Dec. 17.
Theresa A. Powell CW’74, Media, PA, vice president for student affairs at Temple University; Jan 2. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Black Student League.
Dr. William R. Colite D’75, Middletown, CT, a retired dentist; Dec. 17. One son is Dr. Stephen W. Colite D’06.
Carolyn Graves Hill‑Jones GrEd’75, Westborough, MA, a retired high school curriculum director; Nov. 15.
Dr. William F. Gadbois GM’76, Orleans, MA, a urologist; Dec. 9.
Robert J. Keefe GEE’76, Warminster, PA, a retired senior technical advisor at Chase Manhattan Bank; Oct. 1. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Dennet W. Latham GAr’76, Lake Oswego, OR, a retired architect; Nov. 12.
Robert S. Morrison W’76, Skillman, NJ, an accountant; Nov. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Marian A. Orfeo C’76, Lynnfield, MA, an administrator at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a biomedical and genomic research center; Nov. 24.
Lynn J. Karasik GNu’77, Wynnewood, PA, a school nurse for the School District of Philadelphia; July 20. She was also a lecturer in community and behavioral health at Penn.
Dr. Steven A. Levy V’77, Evans, GA, a former owner of a veterinary hospital; May 27.
Antonio Magliocco L’77, Brooklyn, NY, a co-owner of a wine and spirits distributor; Oct. 25. One brother is John T. Magliocco W’64.
Joseph P. Browne Gr’78, West Chester, PA, a professor of English and Irish literature at West Chester University; Oct. 24. One son is Dr. Timothy L. Browne M’08.
John S. Calligheris Jr. W’78, Hamilton, MT, a former New York City police officer; Oct. 17. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Rochelle Dubin Caplan SW’78, Philadelphia, director of Children and Youth Services for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services; Dec. 15.
Dr. James L. Pearlstein D’78, Beverly Hills, CA, a dentist; Aug. 31. His sister is Anita Pearlstein Miller CW’70.
Kathy-Ann Fagan Reissman WG’78, Arrowsic, ME, a retired director of public markets for the telecommunications company Alcatel Lucent; Oct. 9.
Byung C. Choi Gr’79, Jersey City, NJ, a former engineer for ExxonMobil; July 4. One son is Neil C. Choi W’95.
William T. Hill WG’79, Little Rock, AR, an investment manager; Nov. 16.
Jane Guernsey Birmingham C’80, Laguna Beach, CA, cofounder of D-Day 2044, a nonprofit organization that teaches World War II history; Dec. 5. In the 1980s, she worked at Penn as a development officer.
Roberta Balloch McGady GNu’80, Philadelphia, a former school nurse for the School District of Philadelphia; Nov. 19.
Irvin H. Hurwitz C’81, Paoli, PA, a former director of development at Penn; June 28. After working as an attorney, he came to the University in 1988 as the associate director of development. He spearheaded the Campaign for Penn from 1991 to 1995 and served as director of regional major gifts until 1999. That year, the Perelman School of Medicine hired him as its director of alumni development. In 2002, he became the assistant dean for development and alumni affairs at Temple University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he held positions at the National Museum of American Jewish History, the University of Delaware, and the consulting firm Schultz & Williams, before becoming a freelance development consultant in 2021. His wife is Janet Leight Hurwitz EE’81, and his son is Samuel M. Hurwitz EAS’14.
John G. Christoffersson GEE’82, Lake Oswego, OR, a retired technology executive in the publishing industry; Nov. 14.
Leland R. Cory WEv’82, Chestertown, MD, a retired special project analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Jan. 5, 2022. He served in the US Army.
Stephen C. Garlington WG’83, Philadelphia, a retired employee of the Philadelphia School District; Oct. 27.
Lance John Graber W’83 WG’88, Scottsdale, AZ, a founder and principal of a real estate private equity firm; Nov. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the football and track teams. One son is Devin P. Graber W’14.
Judy E. Reardon L’83, Manchester, NH, a former political strategist and legal counsel for US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH); Dec. 16.
Laurence C. Keck WEv’84, Bensalem, PA, a former manager at Verizon; Dec. 11. He served in the US Army National Guard. His wife is Anne Yocum Keck Nu’73.
Dr. Steven Schreiber M’86, Pompton Plains, NJ, a retired emergency doctor; Dec. 23.
George Gerard Bitto WG’87, Emmaus, PA, chief financial officer for Versum Materials, a manufacturer for the semiconductor industry; Dec. 15.
Karen McSorley Imbalzano C’87, Shrewsbury, MA, a research associate at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School; Oct. 28. Her husband is Anthony N. Imbalzano Jr. C’86.
John M. Pembroke W’89, Chandler, AZ, president and CEO of Credit Union Executives Society, which educates and develops future leaders at credit unions; Nov. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the Black Student League.
Sharon Marie Rhoads WEv’89, Mentor, OH, a former chief financial officer for Vetstreet, a pet health resource; Nov. 14. She later opened a farm animal sanctuary.
Michael Peter Sawczuk Gr’90, Nanticoke, PA, a retired associate professor of business management at Penn State University; Dec. 11.
Darren A. Bowie L’92, New York, a global chief privacy officer and managing director of a bank; Nov. 25.
Dr. Susan L. Rattner GM’93, Media, PA, a retired professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University; Dec. 22.
Benjamin R. Sommerness WG’01, Excelsior, MN, an executive at a business development firm; Nov. 7. He served in the US Army.
Matthew P. Walls WEv’04 G’12, Princeton, NJ, a procurement executive at the pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb; Dec. 7.
Kenneth Okechukwu Dikas GEd’12 L’15, Los Angeles, a corporate lawyer; Dec. 3.
Thiena Dao WG’18, Mountain View, CA, a former senior manager at Google; Dec. 12.
Mark R. Bookman Gr’21, Philadelphia, a disability activist, historian, and visiting researcher at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto; Dec. 16. In 2018, he received the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.
Maurice A. Campbell II C’25, Mount Vernon, NY, a student in Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Arthur K. Asbury Hon’15, Philadelphia, the Van Meter Professor of Neurology Emeritus at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, who held a variety of leadership positions at the school; Oct. 19. From 1974 to 1982, he served as chair of neurology and in 1983 was appointed to the Van Meter professorship. He served as interim dean and executive vice president from 1988 to 1989, then fulfilled a three-year term as vice dean for research and a four-year term as vice dean for faculty affairs. He retired in 1997 but remained active at Penn, again becoming interim dean in 2000–2001. He was renowned for his clinical and experimental studies of peripheral neuropathies, particularly those seen with chronic kidney failure, and in patients with diabetes mellitus and Guillain-Barré syndrome. This research has continued to impact diverse treatments, ranging as far as swine flu vaccines. In 2000, he won Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also received the Penn Health System I. S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award, among other accolades. He served in the US Army Reserve. His wife is Carolyn H. Asbury Gr’82, and one child is Dr. William F. Asbury V’86.
Jerry Berndt, Hilton Head Island, SC, a former college football coach who led Penn to four straight Ivy League championships in the 1980s; Dec. 4. Hired as Penn football’s head coach in 1981, he quickly turned around a struggling program and guided the Quakers to a share of the Ivy League title just one year later, thanks to a memorable last-second win over Harvard [“Old Penn,” Nov|Dec 2022]. Under Berndt, Penn went on to win another share of the league title in 1983 before capturing outright crowns in 1984 and 1985, ushering in a new era of dominance. He left Penn to become the head coach and athletic director at Rice in 1986, and he later served as the head coach at Temple and the offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. He was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014. One daughter is Jamie L. Berndt C’87, whose husband is Eric D. Wojcikiewicz C’88.
Jane Guernsey Birmingham. See Class of 1980.
Karen Jandreau Clark. See Class of 1964.
Samuel “Bud” Diamond. See Class of 1952.
Dr. Audrey E. Evans, Philadelphia, a professor emerita of pediatrics at Penn, the first chief of the division of oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and cofounder of the Ronald McDonald House; Sept. 29. In 1969, she was recruited to become CHOP’s first chief of oncology, as well as an associate professor of pediatrics at Penn. She became a renowned figure in the world of childhood cancer, developing a protocol for assessing which children with neuroblastoma need aggressive treatments and which can be aided with less invasive methods. The Evans Staging System was used for decades, and during her tenure at CHOP, the mortality rate for children with neuroblastoma dropped by 50 percent, according to some accounts. She was also one of the first researchers to recognize the importance of nursing, psychology, and social work in the care of children with cancer, advocating for a “total care” approach. In 1974, she cofounded, with Philadelphia Eagles general manager Jimmy Murray, the first Ronald McDonald House. The house, which offered a home away from home for families while their children received hospital treatment, became a model for more than 375 other Ronald McDonald Houses in 45 countries. “A family with a sick child is a sick family,” she was known to say. Among many accolades, she received the William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award from Penn in 1997. She retired from her leadership positions at Penn in 1989 but continued to work on neuroblastoma in the lab for another decade, retiring from teaching in 2001 and from CHOP in 2009. In her retirement, she helped found the St. James School in Philadelphia in 2011. A biopic about her life, Audrey’s Children, recently began filming.
Dr. Dwight L. Evans, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus and former chair of psychiatry, medicine, and neuroscience in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Nov. 19. He came to Penn in 1997 after teaching at the University of North Carolina and the University of Florida. In 1999, he was appointed the Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry. He chaired Penn’s department of psychiatry until 2016, one of the longest tenures at Penn Medicine. He also oversaw the establishment of Penn Behavioral Health and served as psychiatrist-in-chief of the Penn Health System, director of the Penn Comprehensive Depression Center, and codirector of the Penn Neuroscience Center. He was known internationally for his research on the impact of stress and depression on other diseases, including cancer, AIDS, and cardiac cases. He led the creation of the NIH-funded Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center and served as its inaugural director. In 2015, he was named the inaugural Roehrhoff Rickels Professor of Psychiatry. He retired in 2016.
Stephen Gale, Philadelphia,associate professor emeritus of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences; Oct. 30. He came to Wharton in 1973 as an assistant professor of peace science. In 1977, he was promoted to associate professor and chair of a department that was named regional political science and relocated to the School of Arts and Sciences. He also taught organizational dynamics courses. He became political science professor emeritus in 2011. His research dealt with technology transfer and business development, real estate analysis, security, and project evaluation. He testified on Capitol Hill and appeared frequently in the media. He retired in 2012.
Benjamin F. Hammond. See Class of 1962.
Dr. Jeffrey Hartzell. See Class of 1966.
Irvin H. Hurwitz. See Class of 1981.
Lynn J. Karasik. See Class of 1977.
Robin L. Leidner, Philadelphia, a former associate professor of sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences; Sept. 23. She joined Penn’s faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor of sociology. She immediately became an engaged member of Penn’s feminist community, leading a seminar titled Women, Work, and the Family: Controversy and Change for Penn’s 250th anniversary conference in 1990. She also taught sociology of gender courses in the gender, sexuality, and women’s studies program and served as the sociology department’s undergraduate chair. Her book Fast Food, Fast Talk: Service Work and the Routinization of Everyday Life showed how employers sought to alter the emotions of workers and clients and has been cited over 2,500 times. She retired in 2022.
Charles B. Mathias. See Class of 1963.
Charles J. McMahon Jr. See Class of 1955.
Alan L. Myers, a professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 1964, he was hired by Penn as an associate professor of chemical engineering and was promoted to a full professor in 1972. Five years later, he was named chair of the department of chemical and biochemical engineering. In 1983, he received Penn’s S. Reid Warren Award for Distinguished Teaching. That same year he also cofounded the International Adsorption Society, a nonprofit professional association. He later served on the first executive committee of the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) in 2006.
Geraldine Shnakis Paier. See Class of 1966.
John H. “Jack” Porter. See Class of 1955.
Katherine Eisentrager Weibel. See Class of 1953.