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1940

Norma “Boots” Stumpf  Zimmer DH’40, Pompano Beach, FL, a former dental hygienist; Jan. 4, at 100.

1942

Doris Stevens Magers CW’42, Collegeville, PA, a retired administrative assistant at the United Lutheran Board of Publications; July 2, at 100. She served in the US Navy’s Office of Naval Intelligence during World War II. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

1943

Stanley S. Schor C’43 G’50 Gr’52, Highland Beach, FL, a former associate professor of statistics, economics, and public health and preventive medicine in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Dec. 26, at 100. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1950 as an instructor, moving up the ranks to associate professor, with appointments in the departments of statistics, economics, and public health and preventive medicine. In 1964, he joined the faculty at Temple, teaching biometrics until 1975. At that time, he joined Merck, eventually becoming executive director of clinical biostatistics and research data systems. He retired in 1991. He served in the US Army during World War II.

1945

Dr. Richard B. Reinhard C’45 D’46, Morristown, NJ, a dentist; Dec. 11. One son is Dr. Thomas W. Reinhard D’81.

1946

Esther Colliflower HUP’46, Asheville, NC, retired cofounder and executive of a hospice provider that grew to become VITAS Healthcare; Dec. 14. She served as a nurse cadet in World War II.

Ruth Holland Rainer HUP’46, West Chester, PA, a retired clinical psychologist; Dec. 14.

1947

Jean Calves Hemphill CW’47, Oxford, MD, a former teacher; Jan. 23. Her daughters include Pricie Hemphill Hanna CW’69, Jean C. Hemphill CW’74, Rebecca Hemphill Firth C’76 GEd’78 Gr’85, and Louisa Hemphill Zendt C’82.

Kusa Panyarachun W’47, Bangkok, Thailand, founder of World Travel Service, the first tour operator based in Thailand; May 25, 2022, at 103.

Mary Gilcreest Warner Ed’47, Xenia, OH, May 26, 2022.

1948

Marilyn Sheffler Girsh FA’48, Miami Beach, FL, a philanthropist; Dec. 28.

Warren M. Hagist ME’48, Slocum, RI, a retired professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Rhode Island; Dec. 27. He served in the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team and the ROTC.

Robert C. McAdoo L’48, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired attorney; Aug. 26, 2021, at 100. He served in the US Navy during World War II. His wife is Mary Cheston Hancock McAdoo CW’51.

Dorothy T. Scanlon CW’48 G’49, Dennis, MA, a professor emeritus of Latin American Art at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Jan. 7. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

1949

Joan Strauss Feldman CW’49, West Chester, PA, a retired administrative assistant at Lansdowne Friends School; Oct. 25. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Jacqueline Scott Harris Mu’49, Hockessin, DE, a retired high school librarian; April 4. At Penn, she was a member of the choral society.

Dr. Stanley P. Mayers Jr. C’49 M’53, State College, PA, a professor emeritus of health, policy, and administration and associate dean emeritus at Penn State University; Jan. 3. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. One son is Dr. Douglas L. Mayers GEE’77 M’78.


1950

Clayton R. Jones Jr. W’50, Seattle, a former insurance executive; July 4. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

George J. “Jack” O’Neill C’50 L’53, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; Dec. 28, 2021. He served in the US Navy.

Charles F. Trapnell L’50, Los Angeles, retired director of contracts for an aerospace company; May 7, 2022, at 99. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

John Wagner Jr. ChE’50, Media, PA, retired chief engineer for a construction engineering company; June 28. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity.

Ann Farquhar Wettlaufer CW’50, Franklin, MI, Jan. 6. She worked at the Detroit Fair Housing Center. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the field hockey team.

1951

David B. Daugherty WG’51, Naples, FL, retired president and CEO of a vanilla importing and distributing company; Jan. 6, 2022. He served in the US Army during World War II.

1952

Robert A. Berliner W’52, Beverly Hills, CA, cofounder of an independent investment advisory firm; Oct. 2, 2021. He served in the US Air National Guard.

Dr. Jonas Brachfeld M’52 GM’56, Haverford, PA, a retired cardiologist and medical faculty member at the old University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Dec. 30. He was also cofounder of the old Rancocas Valley Hospital (NJ). One son is Eric L. Brachfeld C’84.

Mark M. Byron WG’52, West Caldwell, NJ, a life insurance executive; Sept. 16, 2021. He served in the US Army.

Virginia Kickliter Ostrander DH’52, Trent Woods, NC, Sept. 16.

Virginia C. “Cindy” Peterson HUP’52, Flagstaff, AZ, a former nurse; Jan. 5.

Florence “Flossie” Kozik Washko DH’52, Yardley, PA, a retired dental hygienist; Jan. 6.

1953

A. Eugene Kohn Ar’53 GAr’57, Montecito, CA, a former University trustee and cofounder of the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, one of the world’s most prolific designers of skyscrapers; March 9. He cofounded Kohn Pedersen Fox in 1976, with William Pederson and the late Sheldon Fox Ar’53, which designed the Mellon Bank Center and One Logan Square in Philadelphia. His firm also designed Huntsman Hall, which opened in 2002 as Wharton School’s hub. He was a University trustee from 1991 to 1996 and chaired the Weitzman School of Design Board of Advisors during that same time. He supported the Louis I. Kahn Architecture Professorship; endowed the William B. and Hannah S. Kohn and A. Eugene Kohn Endowed Fellowship in Architecture honoring his parents; and also established an annual lecture series with his colleagues. He was named an advisor emeritus of the Weitzman School of Design and received the school’s prestigious Dean’s Medal of Achievement in Architecture. He also received the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design from the Weitzman School in 2019; Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 2010; and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Wharton Real Estate Center in 1997. A reading alcove at the Fisher Fine Arts Library bears his name. He served as a visiting critic and guest lecturer at several universities, including Penn. He coauthored, with Clifford Pearson, The World by Design: The Story of a Global Architecture Firm (2019), which details his firm’s rise and impact on the world of architecture [“Arts,” May|Jun 2020]. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. One grandson is Harry V. Kohn C’20.

Martin S. Rosemarin W’53, New York, a retired investment advisor; Jan. 5. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

1954

Shirley M. Barnes SW’54, Billerica, MA, a retired social worker, psychotherapist, and administrator for Mental Health Services of Southeastern Vermont; Jan. 1.

Richard E. Charlton Jr. WG’54, Ann Arbor, MI, a retired professor at Ferris State University; Jan. 2. He also taught at Wharton.

Dr. Walter G. Frey III M’54 GM’58, Fairlee, VT, a physician and professor emeritus of medicine at Dartmouth College; Dec. 23. He served in the US Army.

Harry P. Kamen C’54, New York, retired chairman and CEO of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the track team.

Ruth Marcus Kanter CW’54, Seattle, a retired guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia; Nov. 8. Her daughters are Carol Kanter Clarke C’76 L’81 and Connie R. Kanter W’78.

Ronald J. Newmark W’54, Boynton Beach, FL, a retired insurance executive; Sept. 23. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and the lacrosse team. His daughter is Nancy Newmark Liffmann WG’95.

Dr. John A. O’Connor V’54, South Hadley, MA, a retired veterinarian; Jan. 11. He served in the US Army.

Patricia A. Richey HUP’54, Honey Brook, PA, a former nurse; Sept. 21.

Katherine Nasfay Scott CW’54, Gainesville, FL, a retired assistant professor of radiology at the University of Florida, with a joint appointment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Jan. 16.

Barry R. Spiegel L’54, West Chester, PA, a retired lawyer; Aug. 12, 2021. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve. His wife was Elsa Torp Spiegel HUP’54 Nu’54, who died Feb. 18.

Elsa Torp Spiegel HUP’54 Nu’54, West Chester, PA, a former nurse at a children’s hospital; Feb. 18. Her husband was Barry R. Spiegel L’54, who died Aug. 12, 2021.

William A. Whiteside Jr. L’54, Ocean City, NJ, a retired labor attorney and head of the labor and employment department at Fox Rothschild; Dec. 4. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he coached the sprint football team, having previously played football for the University of Notre Dame.

1955

Benjamin J. DeCinque PT’55, Mannington, NJ, a retired physical therapist; Jan. 2. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Herbert “Mike” Ferguson Jr. C’55 GEd’59, Lansdale, PA, a retired high school guidance counselor; Dec. 22. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. In his retirement, he volunteered at the Penn Museum, Morris Arboretum, and Penn Relays.

Manuel Grife L’55, Jenkintown, PA, a retired attorney; Sept. 4.

William D. Lippman W’55, Los Angeles, a retired financial trader; Dec. 14. He was a veteran of the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity.

Ronald Schwartz W’55, Raleigh, NC, a retired real estate executive; Dec. 18. He served in the US Coast Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. 

Julian W. Wasser C’55, Los Angeles, a photojournalist best known for his photos of celebrity culture in Hollywood in the 1960s and ’70s; Feb. 8. He was the subject of a Gazette cover story, “Wasser World” [May|Jun 2016]. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

1956

Burt J. Blum W’56, Studio City, CA, a former accountant, real estate developer, and entrepreneur; Jan. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. One granddaughter is Emma J. Blum C’23.

Dr. Robert C. Bornmann M’56 GM’62 G’63, Herndon, VA, a physician and surgeon in the US Navy; Dec. 6. He worked at stations including Antarctica and helped develop the protocols for saturation diving and decompression tables still used today. The Bornmann Glacier near Cape Hallett, Antarctica, is named in his honor.

Dr. Salvatore J. Defuria D’56, Peoria, AZ, a retired dentist; June 25.

Caroline (Carol) Guinness Durr CW’56, Maynard, MA, a retired librarian for American Cyanamid Research, an agricultural and chemical products manufacturer; Dec. 12. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Dr. Margaret L. Garrett M’56, Washington, DC, a retired psychiatrist; Oct. 30.

Pauline M. Monz Gr’56, Cazenovia, NY, retired head of science libraries at Syracuse University; December 29.

Dr. Hugh M. Moss M’56, Demarest, NJ, a retired clinical professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University; Dec. 23. He served in the US Army.

James L. Rosenbaum W’56 L’59, Bala Cynwyd, PA, an attorney; Jan. 16.

Irving Rotman G’56, Jenkintown, PA, a retired high school teacher; Jan. 9.

Donald C. Ruddy ChE’56, Willow Grove, PA, owner of a real estate business; Oct. 19. One grandson is Alexander E. Weinrich C’16.

Henry F. Scheck Jr. CE’56, Glen Mills, PA, a retired manager at Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO); Dec. 31. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Richard J. Wurtman C’56, Boston, professor emeritus of neuroscience at MIT; Dec. 13. At Penn, he was a member of the debate council and the Philomathean Society. One daughter is R. Elisabeth Wurtman L’87.

1957

Deborah Lukens Arnn PT’57, Somerset, PA, a former elementary school teacher; Jan. 2. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. One son is Dr. Thomas L. Courtney EE’87.

Catherine E. Casselberry CW’57 GEd’67, Flagler Beach, FL, a retired middle school principal in the School District of Philadelphia; July 9. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

David H. Cohen WG’57, Naples, FL, a retired manager of a clothing manufacturing company; Dec. 27.

William S. Graff GME’57, Southbury, CT, a retired IBM engineer; May 18, 2022.

Charles B. Hudson W’57, Tampa, FL, a retired regional sales manager for Pittsburgh Steel; December 31. He served in the US Army Reserve and later the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the heavyweight rowing team.

Walter Korn EE’57 GEE’68, Richboro, PA, a former manager at General Electric; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN and the ROTC. One granddaughter is Leora F. Korn EAS’20 GEng’21.

Duane E. Landry Ar’57, Dallas, cofounder of an architecture firm with his wife; July 26. His wife is Jane Lorenz Landry Ar’57, and one granddaughter is Grace W. Knofczynski L’16.

Franklin Levine W’57, New York, a retired IRS agent; Jan. 31. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN. One brother is Stephen Levine W’61.

Gerald F. Metzheiser W’57, Cranbury, NJ, a retired bank executive; Jan. 23. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Robert J. Rosen EE’57 WG’58, West Palm Beach, FL, retired founder of a software development company for unions and law firms; July 27. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His sister is Lynne Friedman CW’63.

1958

Robert S. Damerjian WG’58, Glenside, PA, a retired bank executive; March 13, 2022.

Dr. Daniel P. Ditaranto D’58, Lavallette, NJ, a dentist; May 5, 2022.

Timothy D. Ellard WG’58, Hightstown, NJ, a retired executive at a market research firm; May 10, 2021. He served in the US Army.

Barbara S. Jacobsen GEd’58, Medford, OR, a professor emerita in Penn’s School of Nursing; Dec. 13, 2022. She joined Penn Nursing’s faculty as an associate professor in 1964, teaching statistics and research design. In 1975, she received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. As the primary statistician for much of the early research in the school, her scholarship and application of mathematical disciplines created the foundation on which Penn Nursing’s research, now nationally and internationally renowned, is based. Her research helped launch the Center for Nursing Research. In 1991, she became a full professor and retired soon after.

Aaron M. Kress L’58, Lower Burrell, PA, an attorney; April 24, 2022.

Barry C. Loper WG’58, York, PA, a retired manager for IBM; Dec. 22. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Bruce R. Ruttenberg L’58, Barrington, RI, an attorney; June 30. His son is David H. Ruttenberg C’86.

Wayne I. Waters C’58, Lansdale, PA, Nov. 15.

Minnie Cotler Zack DH’58, Boca Raton, FL, a retired dental hygienist; Nov. 7. Her husband is Arthur E. Zack D’60, and her daughter is Judith Zack Bendit DH’81.

1959

John O. Byren WG’59, Rumson, NJ, former executive vice president of the American Stock Exchange who later founded an Apple computer distribution company; October 1, 2021. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Richard M. Kotler D’59, Atlanta, a retired dentist; July 26. He served in the US Air Force.

Gilbert Y. Marchand WG’59, Denver, a CFO at several companies; Nov. 18. He served in the US Navy.

Dr. Martin S. Neff C’59, Baltimore, a retired nephrologist and professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Dec. 20. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian and Penn Players. His wife is Dr. Joanne Moliver Neff CW’62, and his sister is Sandra Neff Packel CW’62, who is married to John W. Packel L’63.

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.

Dr. Vilja Kreek Stein CW’59 M’63, Wheeling, WV, a child psychiatrist; Dec. 16. She came to the US with her family after World War II as a refugee from Estonia.


1960

Ann Archambeault Bliss Nu’60, Old Lyme, CT, a retired psychotherapist and former faculty member at Yale School of Medicine; Dec. 7.

Dr. Arnold S. Brill M’60, Brentwood, TN, a retired general and vascular surgeon; March 1, 2021. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Paul R. “Herky” Rubincam Jr. W’60, Palm City, FL, a longtime administrator at Penn, former executive director of Big 5 men’s basketball, and a 2019 inductee into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame; Feb. 7. As Penn’s director of athletics from 1985 to 1993, he made three of the most significant head coaching hires in the department’s history: Fran Dunphy for men’s basketball, Al Bagnoli for football, and Roger Reina C’84 WEv’05 for wrestling. Those three coaches won a total of 27 Ivy League championships during their respective tenures. He also increased Penn’s annual fundraising campaign for sports, directed multimillion-dollar renovations of Penn’s athletic facilities, added varsity golf to its 30-team intercollegiate program, and elevated women’s soccer to varsity status. From 1993 to 1996, he served as director of special gifts development at Penn and from 1996 until his retirement, he spent 11 years as executive director of the Big 5. Before becoming Penn’s athletic director, he served his alma mater in a variety of ways, including as a men’s basketball assistant coach, assistant dean of admissions, and a director of alumni affairs for Wharton. All told, he was a University employee for nearly 50 years. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the basketball and baseball teams, though his Penn athletic career was interrupted by his service in the US Army. His wife is Penny Cook Rubincam W’60, and two children are Paul R. Rubincam III C’87 and Peter Cook Rubincam C’93.

Dr. Edward J. Stemmler M’60 GM’64, Kennett Square, PA, the Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine’s former executive vice president and dean; Jan. 3. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1964 as an instructor in medicine, and in 1981 he was named the inaugural Dunlop Professor. He spent six years as chief of medicine of the University Medical Service at the VA Hospital in Philadelphia, a service that he established in 1966. In 1973, he was named associate dean of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and associate dean for student affairs at Penn’s School of Medicine. He was appointed dean of the school in 1975 and served until 1987, when he resigned to assume the role of executive vice president. As such, he was charged to create a new entity, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, which he ran until 1989, when he was named dean emeritus. He retired in 1990. A portrait of him hangs in his namesake Stemmler Hall at Penn. He served in the US Army in a chemical corps intelligence unit during the Korean War. His wife is Joan K. Stemmler PT’55 G’78 Gr’89; his children include Dr. Margaret Mary Stemmler C’83 M’88, Edward C. Stemmler WEv’91, and Joan M. Stemmler GEd’96; and one grandson is Jasper S. Liu EAS’17.

1961

Dr. Clifton E. Crandell GD’61, Chapel Hill, NC, a professor of dental radiology and director of the Dental Data Center at the University of North Carolina; Dec. 30. He served in the US Air Force during World War II.

James D. Dunsmore W’61, Devon, PA, a retired financial advisor; Dec. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the football team. His wife is Susan Hansmeier Dunsmore CW’62, and one granddaughter is Cecily S. Rieser C’11.

Frederick E. Fisher WG’61, Biglerville, PA, president of an international consulting firm, IDIOM; Jan. 9. He served in the US Air Force.

Herbert M. Gintis C’61, Northampton, MA, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jan. 5.

William D. McHenry GEd’61, Hilton Head Island, SC, retired athletic director at the College of Wooster (OH) and a former lacrosse and football coach at other colleges; Jan. 4. He served in the US Army.

Philip Price Jr. L’61, Philadelphia, an attorney and former Pennsylvania State senator; Feb. 1. One daughter is Alexandra G. Price C’88.

Vincent P. Rowan W’61, Coconut Creek, FL, May 30, 2022.

1962

Dr. Peter B. Bloom M’62 GM’68, Media, PA, a psychiatrist and former clinical professor of psychiatry at Penn; Sept. 10. He became a clinical professor at Penn in 1992. In 2008, he received Penn’s Annual Award for Clinical Faculty. He served in the US Navy Medical Corps.

James R. Craig C’62, Blacksburg, VA, professor emeritus of economic geology at Virginia Tech; Dec. 23.

Dr. McIver W. “Mac” Edwards Jr. M’62, Kennett Square, PA, professor emeritus of anesthesia in the Perelman School of Medicine; Jan. 13. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1968 in what is today the department of anesthesiology and critical care. He taught at Penn for 39 years, including 10 as chief of anesthesia at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He served in the US Army Chemical Corps.

Dr. James P. Heidere C’62, Skillman, NJ, a retired periodontist; Oct. 12. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.

Stephen H. Kovel C’62 EE’62, Hamden, CT, owner of an art supply and framing business; Jan. 7. He served in the US Navy.  At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, WXPN, and the ROTC.

Dr. Robert J. Lenar M’62, Maggie Valley, NC, a retired physician; Dec. 27. He served in the US Air Force.

1963

Dr. Michael Altman M’63, Evanston, IL, Sept. 18. One brother is Dr. Martin P. Altman M’66.

Dr. James P. Bond M’63 GM’67, Beaumont, TX, a retired hematologist and oncologist; March 18, 2021.

Douglas P. Hedberg W’63, Medina, MN, a retired finance executive; Nov. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the Glee Club.

Dr. Jack E. Jordan GD’63, Urbana, IL, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon; Feb. 11. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Robert W. Lawson WEv’63 WEv’64, Phoenixville, PA, a retired telecommunications executive; Nov. 18. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Robert T. Messner L’63, Pittsburgh, a retired corporate attorney and founder of Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, a small museum on the site of a French and Indian War battle; Dec. 13. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Norman Silberdick Jr. W’63, Palm Coast, FL, founder of a management consulting practice; Jan. 7. He was also a professor of management at several colleges. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team.

Max Spinrad L’63, West Orange, NJ, a retired attorney and former assistant attorney general for the state of New Jersey; Dec. 29.

Paul F. Talbot WG’63, Gloucester, MA, a retired administrator for the Cape Ann Transit Authority; Jan. 20. He served in the US Army.

1964

Kenneth A. Bembenek C’64, Dayton, NJ, a retired chemist at Bristol Myers Squibb; Jan. 11.

Thomas Hacker GAr’64, Portland, OR, a retired professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and founder of an architecture firm; Feb. 27. He designed museums and other civic and educational buildings. His wife is Margaret Stewart Hacker CGS’70.

William Radomsky WG’64, Timonium, MD, a retired financial executive; March 19, 2022. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve.

1965

Elliott Baim W’65, San Rafael, CA, a retired equity trader; Dec. 30. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity and the track team.

Philip A. Davies W’65, Falmouth, ME, a retired marketing and research executive at Prudential; Feb. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. His wife is Joan Ebert Davies CW’65, and his brother is Jim Davies C’75.

Hon. Bruce M. Kaplan L’65, New York, a former judge in the New York Family Court; Nov. 23.

Oscar White Muscarella Gr’65, Philadelphia, a retired archaeologist and longtime curator and researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Nov. 27. His wife is Grace Freed Muscarella CW’50 Gr’58, and one son is Lawrence F. Muscarella GEE’85 Gr’90.

John P. Reddington Gr’65, Newark, DE, a retired high school English and Latin teacher; Feb. 10

Nicholas J. Robak C’65 G’71 Gr’72, Drexel Hill, PA, professor emeritus of sociology and management information systems at Saint Joseph’s University; Dec. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the football team.

Robert O. Wilbur WG’65, Birmingham, AL, a retired finance executive for DuPont; Dec. 27. He served in the US Army.

1966

Martin J. Albert W’66, Westport, CT, an attorney; Feb. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. His children are Elizabeth Albert Heyer C’96 and Andrew W. Albert W’99.

Dr. Stephen M. Fisher D’66 GD’67, Mount Dora, FL, a retired orthodontist; Jan. 10. He served in the US Army.

John C. “Jack” Gilhooley G’66, Sarasota, FL, a playwright; Jan. 5.

Jorge A. Grimes GNu’66, Syracuse, NY, professor emeritus of nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University; Oct. 5.

Dr. Stephen H. Halem D’66, Newton, MA, a retired oral surgeon; Feb. 13. His wife is Lynne C. Halem GEd’65.

Lawrence F. Van Horn G’66, Cottonwood, AZ, an anthropologist and retired research analyst for the National Park Service; Oct. 12.

1967

Christopher O. Clapp GFA’67, Woodbury, CT, a self-employed artist; Dec. 25.

1968

John D. Garrick Gr’68, Albuquerque, NM, a former educator at universities and secondary schools; Dec. 28.

Richard A. Glaser GLA’68, Philadelphia, July 7.

Peter D. Hyde GEE’68, Seabrook, MD, retired senior software systems engineer for NASA; Jan. 6.

Edward P. Marecki Jr. WG’68, Warren, RI, owner of a freelance advertising company; Dec. 6. At Penn, he coached the freshman football team and was a member of the rugby team.

Douglas D. McNair WG’68, Reston, VA, a telecommunications consultant; Dec. 24.

Dr. Lincoln J. “Nick” Parkes GV’68, Oxford, MD, a retired veterinarian and former Penn Vet faculty member from 1964 to 1971; Feb. 7. He also patented a wheelchair for dogs called K-9 Cart. He served in the US Naval Air Forces. His wife is Dr. Dara L. Kraitchman V’92 GEng’93 Gr’96.

L. Eugene Williams WG’68, Charlottesville, VA, a retired CPA; May 12, 2022. He served in the US Army for 20 years, including during the Korean War.

1969

Susan Montgomery Cotton GEd’69, Horseheads, NY, a retired elementary school counselor; Jan. 5. Her husband is Douglas L. Cotton WG’69.

Thomas E. Doran L’69, West Chester, PA, a retired lawyer; Feb. 9. He was also a lecturer in law at Rutgers and Villanova University. His wife is Dr. Donna R. Franchetti CW’71 V’75.

Frank A. “Terry” Savage W’69, Rye, NY, a restructuring investment banker; Dec. 13. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the basketball team.


1970

Janice A. Bagnall Nu’70 GNu’72, Philadelphia, a former nursing educator and administrator at Lankenau Medical Center; Jan. 2.

Alexander Dybbs Gr’70, Cleveland Heights, OH, founder of Sonogage, a manufacturer of ophthalmic instruments; Oct. 16, 2021. Earlier, he was a professor of mechanical engineering at Case Western University. His wife is Toby Adler Dybbs CW’63 GEd’67.

Kaija M. Gilmore GCP’70, Andover, MA, retired commissioner and manager of the building department for the town of Andover; Feb. 2. Her former husband is Jonathan B. Gilmore GCP’70.

James J. Hayden GCP’70 GFA’71, Kihei, HI, former director of printing for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Feb 4. He was an accomplished artist who formerly served as president of the Artists’ Alliance of East Hampton (NY) and taught art at the Pratt Institute and the City University of New York (CUNY) LaGuardia Community College. He served in the US Army. His wife is Jana Exnerova-Hayden GFA’72, and his son is Dylan J. Hayden G’12.

Douglas C. Lindsay GFA’70, Stanwood, MI, cofounder of an architecture firm that specializes in healthcare design; Jan. 14.

Gail E. Ritter CW’70, Medford, NJ, an attorney; March 23, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of Penn Singers. One sister is Dr. Deborah E. Ritter G’69.

David K. Slifer WG’70, Santa Rosa, CA, May 30, 2022. He was employed by Bank of America.

Geraldine Bechtel Hardison Stiedle GNu’70, Little Rock, AR, a retired nurse and teacher of psychiatric nursing at the University of Arkansas; Jan. 5.

1971

Rev. Joseph J. Feeney Gr’71, Merion Station, PA, a priest and former English professor at Saint Joseph’s University; Jan. 12.

Francis C. “T” Grant III C’71 WG’72, Harrison, NY, a real estate executive; Jan. 2.

Constance Keegan Johnson Nu’71, Topsham, ME, a retired nurse; Jan. 9.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Kahn C’71 D’74 GD’75, Broomfield, CO, May 15. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society. His brothers are Dr. Ronald L. Kahn C’72 and Dr. Brian H. Kahn C’76, who is married to Ann Reines Kahn L’79; and one daughter is Jessica L. Kahn W’97.

William J. Magee W’71, Summerville, SC, an investment banker; Jan. 25. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC.

William S. Sipple GCP’71, Millersville, MD, a wetland and environmental consultant who previously worked for the EPA; Dec. 25.

William E. Webster Gr’71, Columbus, OH, a retired professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the University of the Arts; Dec. 26.

1972

Otto J. “Doppy” Betz III C’72, Cornwall, VT, a retired financial advisor at Morgan Stanley; Jan. 22. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, earning two Purple Hearts.

Anthony N. Chiachetti Jr. WEv’72, Lansdale, PA, a retired a systems analyst at Worlco Data Systems and Direct Data; Dec. 23. One brother is Carmen P. Chiachetti WEv’67.

Stephen P. Kenney CE’72, Poughkeepsie, NY, a retired high school math teacher; Dec. 24. At Penn, he was a member of the swimming team.

Judith A. Williams DH’72, Southampton, PA, a dental hygienist; December 30.

1973

Michael L. Morgan GEE’73, Ormond Beach, FL, a retired engineer for Lockheed Martin; Feb. 26, 2022.

Dr. Frank C. Passero M’73 GM’78, Springfield, PA, a rheumatologist; Aug. 28. His wife is Rosara Ferrara Passero Gr’78, and his sons are Anthony C. Passero W’04 and Frank C. Passero C’05.

1974

Dr. James H. Duggan C’74, Monroeville, PA, an obstetrician-gynecologist; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Benautrice Roland Jr. WG’74, Melvindale, MI, Jan. 24.

Jeffrey S. Stryker C’74, Guilford, CT, a policy analyst, journalist, AIDS researcher, and activist; Dec. 24.

1975

Thomas J. Ferrese GME’75, Haddon Heights, NJ, a mechanical engineer for the US Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; Jan. 22.

John T. “Tim” Martin W’75, Charlotte, NC, a retired investment banker; Dec. 7. At Penn, he was a member of the football and baseball teams. His wife is Ellen Chamow Martin CW’76, and one daughter is Laura Martin Dillon C’08.

Dr. Irving A. Salkovitz V’75, Lee, NH, a veterinarian; May 28, 2022. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Robert G. Thompson GAr’75, Miami Beach, FL, retired CEO of an architectural engineering firm; June 28. One son is Adam M. Thompson C’10.

1976

John J. Dooling Gr’76, Sayreville, NJ, a retired publishing executive; Jan. 6. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

1977

N. Charles Henss Jr. C’77, Chicago, a former advertising copy writer; Jan. 1. One sister is Patricia A. Henss C’84.

J. Patrick Robinson W’77, Woodstock, GA, retired CFO of Newell Rubbermaid; Dec. 29

1978

Dr. William B. Brice IV V’78, Rockledge, PA, a veterinarian; Jan. 4. He also taught science and biology at West Chester University and Holy Family College.

Peter M. Joseph GM’78, Upper Darby, PA, a retired professor of radiology at Penn, where he taught for 30 years; Feb. 25.

1979

Charlene House Doel W’79, Lakeville, MA, a former marketing and communications manager for a telecommunications business; Dec. 28.

Mary Needham Moore GNu’79 GrN’87, Glen Mills, PA, a former professor of nursing at several universities, including Penn; Jan. 4.


1980

Jeanne Gelman GNu’80, Allison Park, PA, professor emeritus of nursing at Widener University; Jan. 12.

David L. Goldstein W’80 WG’81, Dallas, a former banker and a business manager for his wife’s personal chef service business; Dec. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

B. Scott Minerd W’80 WG’88, Vista, CA, a global chief investment officer of an investment firm; Dec. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Joseph Piasecki Gr’80, Washington Crossing, PA, a former business consultant to engineering and law firms; Dec. 18.

Paul L. Shiffler WG’80, Hummelstown, PA, an executive at Legrand Home Systems, which offers lighting, power, and home automation products; Dec. 20. His wife is Francene Ingaglio Shiffler C’76.

1981

Terence P. Romano C’81, Fort Myers, FL, an accountant; Oct. 6. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian, and he also cofounded the campus record store Pins n’ Platters.

1983

Helen Brennan Anderson C’83 WG’92, West Chester, PA, a retired senior business manager at AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical company; Dec. 30. At Penn, she was a member of the swimming team and Friars Senior Society. Her daughter is Jill W. Anderson C’24. Her sisters include Robbie Brennan Hain C’79 GEd’79, Christine S. Brennan Nu’87 GNu’89, and Gerardean M. Brennan C’86.

Anne Rdesinski Dordal C’83, Emmaus, PA, a high school substitute teacher; Dec. 1. Her father is Maurice P. Rdesinski Ar’51 GCE’62, and her husband is Andrew G. Dordal ME’83.

Andrew S. Thomson W’83, Wilmington, DE, a founder of multiple startup companies; Dec. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

1986

Connie Sosangelis Soulges SW’86, Wyndmoor, PA, a retired social worker at a physical rehabilitation hospital; Dec. 23.

1987

Edward E. Dunn C’87, Boynton Beach, Florida, Feb. 16. His brother is Robert A. Dunn C’83 WG’97.

Dana Ken Martin G’87 WG’87, Needham, MA, founder of an investment firm; Aug. 6. His wife is Alison G. Ogg G’87 WG’87.

1989

Corey M. FernandezKlobas GAr’89, Baltimore, Dec. 25. He worked in the food service and hospitality industry.

Gary J. Schnerr WG’89, Pennington, NJ, a manager at a company that manufactures laboratory and testing instruments; Dec. 29. He served in the US Air Force.


1992

Dr. Brady John McKee EAS’92 W’92, Amesbury, MA, a radiologist; May 15, 2022. His wife is Dr. Andrea B. McKee C’92.

1993

Anish Kapoor Chandaria WG’93, London, former CEO of Aegis Logistics, an oil, gas, and chemical logistics company; Sept. 11, 2021.

Dr. James W. Teener Jr. GM’93 GM’95, Ann Arbor, MI, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan; Nov. 28. He also taught at Penn for a time.

1997

Michael P. Dooley WEv’97, Broomfield, CO, president and CEO of Frontline Partners, a management consultancy; April 19, 2022.

1999

Faith H. Voit GGS’99, Nazareth, PA, a retired editor for a medical publisher; Dec. 9.


2000

Abigail Letts O’Brien GEd’00, West Hartford, CT, a fundraiser for the University of Connecticut Foundation; Dec. 11.

2003

Christopher B. Sample WEv’03, Philadelphia, longtime chief of staff for Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and a former director of community and government relations for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; Jan. 10.

2004

Kevin Neary C’04, Upper Chichester, PA, a former entrepreneur who founded a recruiting company; Feb. 20. After a gunshot wound left him a quadriplegic in 2011, he mentored others with spinal cord injuries and became an advocate for survivors of gun violence and individuals with disabilities. He was featured in the Gazette’s Jul|Aug 2013 issue [“Hope Is Part of the Plan”] and remembered by family in this issue [“Profiles”].

2006

Dr. Brian M. Schwab D’06, Alsace Twp, PA, a dentist; Jan. 4. Earlier, he taught as an adjunct professor at Penn for many years.

2007

Sidney Smolinsky CGS’07, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a retired attorney; Dec. 18.


Faculty & Staff

Rein Abel, Kensington, MD, a former professor of accounting in the Wharton School; Dec. 23. Born in Estonia, his youth was disrupted by Soviet and German invasions during World War II. As a high school student, he joined an Estonian air force squadron and was captured twice by Soviet troops. His second escape ended with a night swim across the Elbe River into the American zone. He spent several years in displaced persons camps in Germany before emigrating to England. After graduate school at Columbia University, he taught accounting at Penn from 1966 to 1972. In 1972 he accepted a position as an assistant director of the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) in Washington, DC. He retired in 2005. His wife is Marju Rink-Abel CW’69.

Robert I. Berkowitz, Bryn Mawr, PA, professor emeritus of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Oct. 16. After coming to Penn in 1990, he amassed a distinguished academic record as a clinician, clinical researcher, educator, and administrator, and became renowned for his work on the causes and treatment of obesity. For 25 years, he served as the medical director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders in Penn’s department of psychiatry. As an associate professor (clinician-educator) of psychiatry and pediatrics, he won several teaching awards. He held a secondary faculty appointment in the psychiatry department of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. At CHOP, he was also the psychiatrist-in-chief and chair of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry, helping to create the New Jersey Transition to Adult Coordinated Care program, which guides families and young patients into adulthood. He retired from Penn in 2017.

Dr. Peter B. Bloom. See Class of 1962.

Richard E. Charlton Jr. See Class of 1954.

Dr. McIver W. “Mac” Edwards Jr. See Class of 1962.

Barbara S. Jacobsen. See Class of 1958.

Dr. Samuel G. Jacobson, Philadelphia, the William C. Frayer Professor Emeritus of ophthalmology in the Perelman School of Medicine and the founding director of Penn’s Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations; January 4. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1995 as a professor of ophthalmology. In addition, he founded and was the inaugural director of the Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations, which advanced understanding of the molecular mechanisms and therapies for diseases previously considered incurable. In 1997, he was appointed the F. M. Kirby Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology. During his time at Penn, he also directed the retinal function department of the Scheie Eye Institute. He was highly respected in the scientific community for his clinical development of numerous retinal-disease treatments, including gene and RNA therapies for several forms of retinitis pigmentosa, Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), cone-rod dystrophies, and many other retinal conditions. His revolutionary work led to LUXTURNA, the first gene therapy approved by the FDA for the eye or any inherited condition.

Peter M. Joseph. See Class of 1978.

Ronald E. Miller, Seattle, emeritus professor of regional science in the School of Arts and Sciences; Jan. 26. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1962, one of the earliest appointments to the newly formed regional science department, and spent his entire professional career at Penn. His research focused on the application of mathematical methods to economics and regional science, especially in exploring extensions of input-output economic models. His early-career research on interregional feedback effects in multiregional input-output models is still widely cited today. In 1988 He received Penn’s Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. He retired in 1995 but remained active in research and publishing until his death.

Mary Needham Moore. See Class of 1979.

Dr. Lincoln J. “Nick” Parkes. See Class of 1968.

Paul R. “Herky” Rubincam Jr. See Class of 1960.

Harold “Hal” Schiffman, Haddonfield, NJ, emeritus professor of Dravidian linguistics and culture and South Asia studies in the department of linguistics in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Dec. 14. He was hired at Penn in 1995 and served as the Henry R. Luce Professor of Language Learning in what was then the department of South Asia regional studies until 2000. He was also the director of the Penn Language Center. From 2002 to 2005, he served as director of the Pedagogical Materials Project of the South Asia Language Resource Center of the University of Chicago. He was an internationally renowned scholar of Dravidian linguistics, language policy, and language maintenance. He wrote grammars, reference materials, and linguistic studies of Tamil, Kannada, and the Dravidian language family. He published widely on the sociolinguistics of South Asia.

Stanley S. Schor. See Class of 1943.

Dr. Brian M. Schwab. See Class of 2006.

Dr. Edward J. Stemmler. See Class of 1960.

Dr. James W. Teener Jr. See Class of 1993.

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