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1941

Leroy Fadem W’41, New Rochelle, NY, former chairman of the doll company Effanbee; April 17, at 102. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the Penn Band. His son is Steven S. Fadem W’72.

Louis A. Jaskow Jr. C’41, Port Chester, NY, a businessman; Dec. 9, at 102. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Beta Delta fraternity. His brother is Ralph Jaskow W’46. His son is Peter A. Jaskow C’69. His grandchildren are Kevin Jaskow C’94 and Rebecca Jaskow Blackman C’98, who is married to Keith Blackman C’98.

Anna M. Ruggiero Ed’41, Roseto, PA, an author and artist; Feb. 10, at 103. At Penn, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

1942

David Dargan WEv’42, Louisville, KY, June 1, 2022.

1943

Dr. Frederick A. Blount M’43 GM’47, Winston-Salem, NC, a pediatrician and professor emeritus at Wake Forest University School of Medicine; September 27, 2021, at 102.  He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Myron “Mike” Feldman W’43, Short Hills, NJ, vice chairman of the Board of Allied Beverage, founder of the Sommelier Society of New Jersey, and former director of two banks; Feb. 28. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. His brother is Edward Feldman W’48, one daughter is Allison Feldman LeVine CW’73, and one granddaughter is Rebecca LeVine C’12.

1944

Mildred Marks Siegel CW’44, Peabody, MA, April 27, at 102.

1946

Robert S. Elegant C’46, London, UK, a journalist and author of 18 books; June 20. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian, ROTC, and WXPN. One son is Simon D. B. Elegant C’82, and one granddaughter is Naomi C. Elegant C’19.

Dr. John P. McLaurin Jr. M’46, Oxford, MS, an obstetrician-gynecologist; June 19, 2022, at 99. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Lillian “Libby” Berkowitz Rankow Ed’46 GEd’47, Medford, NJ, a retired academic guidance counselor; May 18. Her children include Sheryl Barsky Rand C’76 and Dr. Gail B. Slap CW’73 M’77 GM’80 GM’83 G’83.

Rosalie Blackman Wilson CW’46, Havertown, PA, co-owner of a pharmacy with her husband; Nov. 13. One daughter is Dr. Michele D. Wilson-Helfaer C’76.

1947

Jacqueline Schwartz Becker Ed’47, Mechanicsburg, PA, a retired middle school English teacher; May 13.

Lenore Linsalata Cahill CW’47, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired newspaper reporter; Feb. 8.

Dr. George R. Moffitt Jr. M’47 GM’51, New Cumberland, PA, a retired cardiologist; May 25. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and in the US Navy Reserve.

1948

Dr. John C. Adler M’48, Rockford, TN, a retired physician; March 30, 2022, at 101. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Stanley E. Carnarius C’48, Ephrata, PA, retired director of management training and development for an agricultural machinery manufacturer; Oct. 20. He was also a book author and editor. He served in the US military during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the choral society.

Dr. Bertram M. Kummel M’48, Stone Mountain, GA, a retired orthopedic surgeon; May 4, 2022.

Barbara Doehler Schneible DH’48, Bethlehem, PA, a former dental hygienist; Jan. 28.

Dorothy E. Turner HUP’48, Ocean City, NJ, a former elementary school nurse and owner of an antiques business; April 22.

1949

Frances H. Abramson CCC’49, Pittsburgh, Aug. 5, 2021. One daughter is Jo Ann Abramson CW’73.

Herbert B. Baron G’49, Jacksonville, FL, a retired entrepreneur; April 25. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Harry S. Fenson W’49, Endwell, NY, a retired elementary school math and science teacher; May 10. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the rowing team.

Agnes Troxell Paist Ed’49 GEd’50, Emmaus, PA, a former instructor at Penn; April 10, 2022, at 101. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Her son is Dr. Wistar B. Paist D’80.

Dr. George W. Plonk GM’49, Kings Mountain, NC, a retired general surgeon; April 24, 2022, at 103. He served in the military as a physician during World War II.


1950

Dolores Knudson Akin HUP’50, Birmingham, AL, a former head nurse of the children’s ward at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Feb. 14.

Peter S. Dacales W’50, Waldwick, NJ, retired comptroller of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of North America and a certified financial planner; May 28. He served in the US Army. One granddaughter is Lauren Sietsma GNu’22.

Doris Mozenter Greene Ed’50 GEd’51, Voorhees, NJ, a former middle school social studies and music teacher; Jan. 20. Her husband is Arthur E. Greene C’44.

Joanne Veness Keill CW’50, Old Tappan, NJ, a former social worker and homemaker; May 21.

Dr. Ephraim C. Lewis D’50, Rochester, NY, a retired dentist; Nov. 4. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Edward Lipp G’50, Millersville, MD, a retired military intelligence analyst and technical editor; June 27, 2022. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Sidney Margulies W’50, Wynnewood, PA, a retired lawyer; Feb. 5. His wife is Adele Levin Margulies CW’57.

Rev. William T. Moore Jr. C’50, Oxford, PA, a minister; May 10. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Beverly Bennett Rutstein CW’50, Chapel Hill, NC, a retired director of development for Harvard Medical School; Sept. 19. Earlier in her career she worked for the CIA. In 2002, she established a fund at Penn Libraries for the purchase of books or scholarly materials in the humanities.

Harvey A. Share G’50, Rockford, IL, a retired high school economics and social studies teacher; April 23.

1951

Carolyn Kauffman Deming CW’51, Media, PA, a homemaker and tour guide at Longwood Gardens; Feb. 9, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. One son is Robert W. Deming GEng’89.

Dr. Victor H. Frankel M’51, Kirkland, WA, a retired orthopedic surgeon and president of a hospital; August 12, 2021. He served in the US Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Burton Giges GM’51, New Rochelle, NY, a sports psychologist; March 7, 2022. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Dr. Morris J. Lipnik GM’51, Bonita Springs, FL, a retired dermatologist; November 23, at 100. He served in the US Army.

Russell McCormick Jr. W’51, Lower Gwynedd, PA, a retired sales manager for Kraft Foods; May 14. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Martin H. Rubenstein W’51, Purchase, NY, a retired executive at a management consulting firm; Feb. 13. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One son is Donald P. Rubenstein C’80.

Daniel J. Tumolo WEv’51, Trappe, PA, retired manager of grant accounting at Temple University; May 16. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

1952

Janice Kohl Baylinson Ed’52, Atlanta, a retired schoolteacher; April 23. Her husband is Rabbi David A. Baylinson C’51, and one grandson is Maxwell K. Levy C’17.

Donald A. Marshall W’52 L’60, Wynnewood, PA, a retired lawyer; May 22. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Dr. Aaron Medow C’52, Pompano Beach, FL, a retired cardiologist; May 5. He served in the US Navy as a flight surgeon and in the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team.

A. Donald Mingle W’52, Martinsburg, PA, former owner of a department store; April 28. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and the Penn Band.

John K. O’Brien W’52, Scarborough, ME, owner of an insurance agency; March 15. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team. His brothers include Hugh P. O’Brien W’55.

Philip J. Ruedig WG’52, Vernon Hills, IL, retired founder of a flavoring business; April 24. He served in the US military during the Korean War.

1953

Elaine Dart Barnes SW’53, Bowie, MD, a retired middle school counselor; Jan. 28.

Mary “Polly” Harvey Dunn SW’53, Gwynedd, PA, a retired social worker; Oct. 21, 2021.

Richard W. Grafton C’53, Sarasota, FL, Aug. 24, 2022. He retired from Xerox and then operated a flight school. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the rowing team.

Dr. Ward C. Miles M’53, Lacey, WA, a retired physician; April 15.

Dr. James W. Smith M’53 GM’57, York, PA, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Jan. 30. He served in the US Army.

1954

Joan Peck Arnold CW’54, Dover, NH, retired director of religious education at a church; June 2. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Paul H. Cohen W’54, Simsbury, CT, a partner in a furniture promotions business; May 16. He served in the US Army.

Frank W. Dressler G’54, Media, PA, retired president of the Better Business Bureau for Eastern Pennsylvania; Jan. 31. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Doris Sell Emerson V’54, Upper Black Eddy, PA, a retired veterinarian; Jan. 19. She later worked as a realtor. Her husband is Dr. John G. Emerson V’54.

Dr. John R. Mohler II V’54, Rockville, MD, a retired veterinarian; Feb. 14.

Gene S. Moss W’54, Northbrook, IL, June 3, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.

Frank J. Mukhalian WEv’54, King of Prussia, PA, Dec. 29, 2021.

Robert M. Nied W’54 WG’55, Jacksonville, FL, Feb. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and Penn Players. His children include Dr. Linda Nied Prieto C’86, Stephen D. Nied EAS’88 W’88, and Joel R. Nied C’90; and his grandchildren include Samuel B. Prieto C’16 WG’23 and Elena M. Prieto C’19.

William Perilstein W’54, Gladwyne, PA, a retired executive at a glass company; May 20. He served in the US military. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the sprint football team. One son is Ronald P. Perilstein W’80, who is married to Jayne Davis Perilstein W’80.

A. Betty Temoyan Richards CW’54, Gladwyne, PA, a retired German professor at Temple University; Oct. 6, 2022.

Mary Whiting Winner DH’54, Denver, PA, a former dental hygienist; Sept. 8, 2022.

1955

Dr. Joseph G. Brewer V’55, Limekiln, PA, a retired veterinarian; April 21.

Dr. Crawford S. Brown GM’55, Gaithersburg, MD, a retired dermatologist and professor of dermatology at George Washington University and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Jan. 30. He served in the US Navy.

George N. Graf Jr. W’55, Essex, CT, a retired investment banker; March 30. He served in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, ROTC, and the rowing and sailing teams.

Marie Sladek Heinz HUP’55, Spring, TX, a retired school nurse; Feb. 9. She also taught nursing at Penn earlier in her career.

John F. Hess WG’55, Dunedin, FL, a retired recruiter; June 26, 2022. He served in the US Army.

Robert L. Hesse L’55, Sarasota, FL, a retired lawyer who specialized in admiralty law; May 16.

David H. Katzman W’55, White Plains, NY, former president of a fragrance and flavor supplier; Dec. 31, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.

Joann Michaels Majetich HUP’55, New Kensington, PA, a retired nurse; May 7.

James C. Massey Ar’55, Winchester, VA, a historic preservationist and architectural historian; Nov. 10, 2021. He served in the US Army.

Patricia Hartsough Masucci CW’55, Seminole, FL, a real estate broker and manager of a clothing shop; May 4. At Penn, she was a member of the swimming and basketball teams.

Ronald A. Miller MTE’55, Parma, OH, a retired service engineer for a steel company; Feb. 10. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Phyllis Link Randall G’55, Durham, NC, a retired English professor at North Carolina Central University; Feb. 9.

Dorothy Weisser Riesdorph CW’55 GEd’64, Southampton, PA, a retired fourth-grade teacher; Feb. 5.

1956

Dr. Heber T. Graver D’56 Gr’72, Norristown, PA, a former associate professor of restorative dentistry and histology-embryology at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; April 29. He joined the faculty at Penn Dental after his graduation, rising to full professor in 1979. He taught courses in histology, embryology, preclinical restorative dentistry, and clinical dentistry, and served as director of operative dentistry. He received multiple teaching awards, including the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1979, and he received the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Award of Merit in 2009. He served in the US Navy. His wife is Lois Greiss Graver DH’56, and one son is Jay D. Graver C’82 D’86.

Frank A. Kapral Gr’56, Columbus, OH, a retired professor of immunology at The Ohio State University; Nov. 23.

Amy Pifer Leonard OT’56 GEd’60, Riverdale, NJ, an occupational therapist and artist; Aug. 22, 2022.

Dr. Kamthorn Sukarochana GM’56, Ross Township, PA, a retired pediatric surgeon; Jan. 11.

Donald S. Wasserman WG’56, Washington, DC, a labor relations expert and former chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority; May 21. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

1957

Susan North Andorn CW’57, Wrightsville, PA, owner of a yarn shop; May 6. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the softball team.

William C. Balph W’57, Fort Lauderdale, FL, retired president of a plumbing supply company; May 13. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Linda Pinsk Harris Ed’57, Huntingdon Valley, PA, April 30. At Penn, she was a member of WXPN.

Walter G. Kusters W’57, Warminster, PA, founder of Omega Electronics Sales; May 24. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Robert G. White WG’57, Washington, DC, retired president of Hendries, an ice cream and frozen food company; Aug. 15, 2022. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. One daughter is Julia Watkins White WG’92.

1958

Ellen Gleicher Alfandre W’58, Las Vegas, a stockbroker and competitive bridge and backgammon player; Feb. 26.

Merwyn S. Bear ME’58, West Roxbury, MA, founder of a mechanical engineering company; May 15. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Marion Weiss Bear Ed’58, and two children are Michael J. Bear ME’81 and Barry A. Bear C’87.

Dr. David B. Kirby Jr. C’58, Niceville, FL, a retired periodontist and dental instructor for the US Army; Feb. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Jerold I. Mander W’58, Honokaa, HI, an activist and ad salesman who wrote advertisements for nonprofit groups like Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club; April 11. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the golf team.

Barbara Marano O’Brien CW’58, Rockville, MD, an elementary school math instructional aide; Feb. 3. Earlier in her career she was a biochemistry lab technician at Penn and the National Institutes of Health. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Her husband is Paul J. O’Brien Gr’60.

Dr. Charles D. Peters M’58, Emmaus, PA, a physician and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the former Medical College of Pennsylvania and Penn State University; Aug. 17, 2021. He served in the US Army Medical Corps and the Delaware National Guard.

Dr. Lawrence R. Rubel W’58, Huntingburg, IN, a retired pathologist; Feb. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity and the orchestra.

Harry P. Schmidt Jr. WG’58, Shrewsbury, MA, a retired aviation consultant; May 7. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

George K. Stennett WG’58, Chambersburg, PA, an executive in the industrial development industry for Greene County, PA; May 24. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

1959

Anton R. “Tony” Dreslin W’59, Norristown, PA, a computer systems analyst, real estate developer, and farmer; May 10. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

Frances Haldeman Ellis Nu’59, Watchung, NJ, a retired school nurse; June 24, 2022.

William D. Golightly WG’59, Martinsville, VA, Sept. 8.

Dr. Ralph A. “Al” Heising GM’59, San Diego, a dermatologist; May 3, 2023.

Paul H. Johnson G’59, Portsmouth, VA, a retired English professor at Tidewater Community College; May 27.

George S. Lloyd WG’59, Park Forest, IL, a municipal government consultant; May 19.

Paul C. Mims G’59, Saint Louis, a retired high school English teacher; Jan. 26, at 99. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II.

Joseph D. Romasco G’59, Blue Bell, PA, an executive at a metals distributor; Jan. 27.

Thomas L. Stapleton L’59, Washington, DC, an attorney; April 24. He served in the US Army.

Gail Higgins Tilton Nu’59, Ewing, NJ, an industrial nurse; July 27, 2022.

Dr. Robert H. Williams ChE’59 D’63, Newtown Square, PA, a retired orthodontist; Dec. 9. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the wrestling team. His wife is Margaret S. Williams CW’62 GEd’85.

Franklin A. Wurman L’59, Elkins Park, PA, an attorney; April 29. His brother is Richard S. Wurman Ar’58 GAr’59.


1960

William S. Beatty WEv’60, Ambler, PA, corporate accountant for the Pennwalt Corporation; Feb. 17. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, as well as the US Army Reserve.

Carl D. Covitz W’60, Los Angeles, president of an investment and real estate development company; May 10. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the golf team. One son is Philip E. Covitz C’95.

James W. Donley WG’60, Stamford, CT, former press secretary for the US Treasury Department and founder of a public relations firm; April 26. He served in the US Army.

Joseph F. Gibison Jr. W’60, Lutherville, MD, a retired salesman for a pharmaceutical company; Aug. 4, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

William H. Herrman WG’60, New York, a retired investment advisor; May 2, 2022.

Howard L. Kaye W’60, Kansas City, MO, a financial advisor; May 13. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the ROTC.

Dr. Mary D. Lekas GM’60, West Boylston, MA, a retired otolaryngologist and professor of clinical otolaryngology at Brown University; Jan. 24.

Ruth Baker Mecklin CW’60, Glen Mills, PA, a retired middle school teaching assistant; Oct. 1. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

Diane Seip Mook Nu’60, Wheaton, IL, a retired nurse; July 2, 2022. Her husband is David A. Mook C’55 L’58.

Stephen R. Weber ChE’60, Stockbridge, MA, a retired investment banker and former member of the board of overseers of Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art; March 16. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Friars Senior Society. One daughter is Meredith Weber C’08.

1961

Dr. Glenn S. Breidenstine GD’61, Lancaster, PA, a retired orthodontist; May 18. He served in the US Navy as a dentist.

Lawrence Foster C’61 Gr’66, Boston, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston; June 25. He also taught philosophy to inmates at a prison. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His wife is Lynn Vasco Foster CW’64 and his brother is Howard Foster W’58.

Winnifred E. Gillette Nu’61, Sarasota, FL, a retired assistant director of nursing at a hospital and owner of a ceramics shop; April 19. She served as a flight nurse during the Vietnam War.

Elliot R. Halpern W’61, Berkeley, CA, owner of a tax practice and an activist who fought for fair policing and civil rights; April 15. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.

David C. Hamme GAr’61, Philadelphia, a former architect, urban planner, adjunct professor at Drexel University, and lecturer at Penn; Nov. 6. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Margaret C. Heagarty M’61, New York, retired director of pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center; Dec. 23. She was also a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University.

David E. Hooper C’61, Georgetown, TX, former executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association; May 28.

Robert E. Miller CE’61, Anchorage, AK, a retired professor of engineering at the University of Alaska; April 26. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team.

Dorothy Lentz Monaghan GEd’61, Schuylkill Haven, PA, a retired reading teacher for children with special needs; May 13.

Dr. Jay R. Moore M’61 GM’63, Philadelphia, former chief of nephrology at the former Graduate Hospital; June 10. He was chief of nephrology at Graduate Hospital (now where Penn Medicine Rittenhouse is located) from 1972 to 1983, where he earned four annual Farrell awards for outstanding teaching. From 1983 to 1995, he was the team internist for the Philadelphia Eagles. Until the time of his death, he was a staff member of Temple Physicians and was chief of the section of general internal medicine at Temple University’s Jeanes Hospital.

Cindy Rawitt Spector DH’61, Bryn Mawr, PA, an entrepreneur who ran several small businesses, including a candy confectionery; April 27. Her husband is Martin W. Spector L’62, and one son is Steven W. Spector C’87 L’91.

D’Etta H. Tracy Nu’61, Anchorage, AK, a former real estate broker; April 1.

1962

George G. “Tip” Atkeson WG’62, Essex, CT, retired managing director of an executive search firm; April 21. He served in the US Navy.

Dr. J. Randolph Birch M’62, Tulsa, OK, a urologist; Feb. 15. He served as a physician at a US Air Force base during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Merrill J. Cohen C’62, Potomac, MD, a urologist; May 19.

Gary C. Dolde SW’62, Hollywood Beach, MD, retired assistant director of Kent County (MD) Social Services; Feb. 12.

Suzanne Borow Rubin CW’62, New Hope, PA, a former executive at an animal hospital; May 24. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and Penn Players. Her husband is Dr. Ellis F. Rubin V’62, and her daughter is Dr. Deborah F. Rubin C’91 V’95.

Ruth White Weaver Nu’62, Media, PA, a retired nurse; January 31. Her husband is James R. Weaver WEv’69.

1963

Stanley M. Barnett Gr’63, Wakefield, RI, a retired professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rhode Island; March 16.

John F. Bermingham WG’63, Dartmouth, MA, a commercial banker and college-level economics and business teacher; April 30. He served in the US Marine Corps.

Dr. Churchill L. Blakey M’63, Broadway, VA, a retired physician; June 12. He served in the US Navy as a physician.

Anthony A. Buford Jr. W’63, Vero Beach, FL, retired cofounder of an investment firm; Feb. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the ice hockey team.

Rev. Daniel G. Gambet Gr’63, Center Valley, PA, retired president of DeSales University; Feb. 28, 2022.

Rev. Mildred Skerrett Keeys SW’63, Deptford, NJ, a retired children’s social worker; May 20, at 104.

Elizabeth Lamond Kramer CW’63, Maple Glen, PA, a high school math teacher and real estate broker; May 20.

Martha G. Satz CW’63, Richardson, TX, an English professor at Southern Methodist University; Jan. 26.

Peter M. Saylor C’63 GAr’65, Gwynedd, PA, an architect; June 1. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Mask & Wig.

Dr. Murray Simon D’63, Charlotte, NC, a dentist; Oct. 29. He served in the US Navy.

Dewey Lee Yoder GEd’63, Penney Farms, FL, a retired schoolteacher; May 17. He competed in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1952 Summer Olympics and later coached the US field hockey team at the 1984 Olympics.

1964

Emory Raworth Allen Gr’64, DeFuniak Springs, FL, an anatomy professor at Louisiana State University; May 3. He served in the US Navy.

Deh Bin Chen GEE’64, Old Bridge, NJ, May 19. He retired from CBS Broadcasting.

Mary Epting Crowther CW’64 G’65, Norman, OK, an office manager for a medical association; Aug. 4, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of Penn Players and the tennis team. One son is John C. Crowther C’93 Gr’01.

James S. Curtin WG’64, Hinsdale, IL, professor emeritus of law at Loyola University Chicago; May 10. He served in the US Navy.

Elizabeth “Betty Jane” Artman Freas DH’64, Media, PA, a retired dental hygienist and real estate agent; May 2.

David H. Krantz Gr’64, Stanford, CA, cofounder of the Center for Research in Environmental Decisions; May 20.

Janet A. Martin G’64, Georgetown, DE, a retired high school English teacher; May 10.

Edwin H. Reitman W’64, Atlanta, former president of UPS Europe; May 2.

Edmund P. Rihbany WG’64, Fairfield, CT, a retired salesman in the plastics industry; March 19.

Paul L. Silver Gr’64, Johnson, VT, a history professor at Johnson State College; Dec. 16.

1965

Paul A. “Ted” Ames Jr. WEv’65, Lewiston, ME, an insurance executive; June 7.

Robert R. Bishop L’65, Wayne, PA, head of a private school; May 4. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.

Dr. Richard Creech M’65 GM’69, Fort Washington, PA, a medical oncologist and former faculty member in clinical medicine in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; July 1. He served as an assistant professor of clinical medicine from 1973 to 1979, then as an adjunct assistant professor from 1979 to 1982. He also served as chief of medical oncology on the Penn service at the Philadelphia General Hospital and as chairman of medicine at Temple University Hospital’s Jeanes campus from 1992 to 2014, practicing hematology and medical oncology. He also served as the division chief of medical oncology at Temple and as an adjunct professor of medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine. His wife is Charlotte Goetz Creech G’65.

Robert N. de Luca L’65, Devon, PA, a former assistant US attorney and US attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; May 9.

Dr. Robert J. Dreher M’65, West Rockport, ME, a retired ophthalmologist; March 16. He served in the US Army Reserve.

Rev. Lynda Gehris Elmer G’65, Seal Beach, CA, a retired pastor at a Lutheran church; April 15.

Richard Hannes G’65, Pittsford, NY, a retired computer scientist; May 10, 2022.

Philip T. Heesen Gr’65, Lancaster, PA, a retired professor of Latin and Greek studies at Millersville University; March 23. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

David G. Hunscher WG’65, Ypsilanti, MI, a retired chief executive of Washtenaw County (MI); Feb. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the soccer team.

Richard J. Jacobs WG’65, Ocean View, DE, a retired marketing executive at a bank; April 19. He was also a professor of marketing at Salisbury University

Joseph P. O’Grady Gr’65, Glen Mills, PA, a retired history professor at La Salle University; Aug. 15, 2021. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve.

James M. Paxton WG’65, Henrico, VA, an executive of government relations for AT&T; Jan. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Dr. Ronald E. Rossman M’65, Philadelphia, a physician; May 31, 2022.

James D. Simpson III WG’65, Little Rock, AR, an investment bank executive; Feb. 19.

Joan C. Wood GEd’65, Schwenksville, PA, a retired elementary school teacher; May 29.

1966

Dr. Robert S. Abernethy III M’66, Medfield, MA, a retired psychiatrist; Oct. 14.

Robert C. Svedberg Gr’66, Perry, MI, a retired engineer at Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory; Feb. 7.

1967

Yoginder K. Alagh Gr’67, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, a former Union Minister of the Government of India and a professor emeritus of economics; Dec. 6.

Robert M. Dunn GEE’67, Stone Mountain, GA, a retired civilian mathematician and engineer for the US Army; July 25, 2022.

Roland C. Jordan Jr. G’67, St. Louis, a retired music professor at Washington University in St. Louis; May 18.

Dr. Alan M. Kelly Gr’67, Glen Mills, PA, dean emeritus of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine; May 13. He joined the faculty of Penn Vet in 1967 as an assistant professor of pathobiology, advancing to full professor in 1979. He received Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1974. He served as chair of the School’s department of pathobiology from 1990 until his appointment as acting dean in January 1994. He was appointed dean of the School a year later, advancing its status as one of the most renowned veterinary schools in the country. He spearheaded laboratory renovations and construction of several new buildings and facilities, and increased financial aid. In 2005, he departed as dean but continued to teach until he retired in 2010. In his retirement, he returned to Penn frequently to give guest lectures.

James H. Lloyd III WG’67, Glastonbury, CT, a lawyer; May 9. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. His wife is Blakeslee Benjamin Lloyd G’66.

Sylvia P. Nespoli GEd’67, Media, PA, a retired elementary school teacher; May 5.

David M. Wallman C’67, West Simsbury, CT, a lawyer; Feb. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.

1968

Richard D. Abbott W’68, Stockton, NJ, a retired municipal bond salesman; Aug. 12, 2022. He served in the US Air Force.

John H. Crossman GCP’68, Seattle, a retired manager of several regional programs at the US Department of Health and Human Services; April 30. His wife is Elsie Garces Crossman GCP’68.

Richard D. Endler C’68, Williamsville, NY, Aug. 3, 2021.

Lawrence G. Golden WG’68, Scottsdale, AZ, a marketing executive and professor emeritus of marketing at the Community and Technical College of the University of Akron; April 25.

F. Reed Hainsworth Gr’68, Syracuse, NY, a retired biology professor at Syracuse University; May 10.

John Kay Gr’68, The Villages, FL, a retired English professor at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough College; April 25. As a student at Penn, he received the Thouron Award.

Dr. Richard E. Pearson V’68, Sunderland, MD, a veterinarian; April 26.

1969

David W. Howe WG’69, Big Canoe, GA, retired founder of an electronic merchant processing company; May 22. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. One brother is Douglas E. Howe WG’78.

Myrenna Moore Kickasola G’69, Waltham, MA, a music teacher at various schools; Feb. 5.

Helen Keim Moss Nu’69, Woodbury, NJ, a retired school nurse; Feb. 6.

Dorothy Moskowitz Orwitz GEd’69, Wynnewood, PA, a retired teacher; Feb. 20.

Joseph E. Perna ME’69, Newfields, NH, Jan. 31. He retired from the human resources sector.

Peter M. Ramsey WG’69, Annapolis, MD, managing director of a bank; June 8.

Michael D. Tozer WEv’69, Fairless Hills, PA, a retired real estate agent; Feb. 12.

Jacqueline Nelson Shachter Weiss GrEd’69, Norristown, PA, a retired professor of education at Temple University; Aug. 19, 2021.


1970

Joseph J. Barrette D’70, Dunmore, PA, a retired dentist; April 27. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Lawrence D. Cowell WG’70, State College, PA, August 2020. He developed computer systems for Richardson-Vicks, maker of Vicks VapoRub.

Rev. Edward P. Cullen SW’70, Allentown, PA, a Catholic priest; May 9.

Thomas C. Hutchison EE’70, Newark, DE, owner and operator of a restaurant and bar; May 28. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the soccer team.

Kent R. Logan C’70, Black Mountain, NC, a special education consultant; May 7.

Lorraine Bugay Priestley GNu’70, Silver Spring, MD, Aug. 22, 2022.

Glenys A. Waldman G’70 Gr’75, Wernersville, PA, retired head librarian at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia; May 1.

1971

Allan H. Erbe WG’71, Stroudsburg, PA, a retired technical writer for a computer systems company; May 31. He served in the US Army.

Dr. Jon J. Halpern C’71, Hollywood, FL, a radiologist; April 25. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the squash and tennis teams. His brother is Dr. Stephen W. Halpern C’68.

Harry R. Hinney C’71 Gr’76, South Charleston, WV, principal chemist at Bayer Corporation, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical and agricultural products; May 30. Earlier in his career, he was a chemistry instructor at Penn. As a student at Penn, he was a member of the ROTC.

William G. Landis C’71, Dallas, GA, a nursing home administrator; April 24.

Robert Silverstein W’71, Great Falls, VA, an attorney; Nov. 17. He served in various capacities in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, including as staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Disability Policy Subcommittee, where he was the “behind-the-scenes architect” of the Americans with Disabilities Act. His brother is Michael Silverstein W’73, and his sons are Evan Silverstein C’06 EAS’06 and Mark L. Silverstein W’04 L’07, who is married to Stefani Topol Orland Silverstein C’04 WG’08.

Dr. Benjamin I. Smolenski GM’71, North Chatham, MA, a retired orthopedic surgeon; June 9.

Irene Hadginske Speake MTE’71, Oxford, CT, a metallurgical engineer; April 27.

1972

Joan Colgan Barth GEd’72, Doylestown, PA, a retired psychotherapist; May 14.

Robert Navitski CE’72, Newmanstown, PA, a civil and structural engineer; July 27.

William L. O’Neill C’72, Ipswich, MA, a former insurance salesman; May 7. At Penn, he was a member of the football team.

Mitchell A. Rofsky W’72, Portland, OR, founder of Better World Club, a 100% carbon neutral roadside assistance club for cars and bicycles; June 16. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and WXPN.

1973

Robert H. Aronson L’73, Seattle, professor emeritus of law at the University of Washington; June 4, 2021.

Steven K. Chance L’73, Santa Fe, NM, an executive at a medical device company; Jan. 28. His daughter is Anna C. Slack C’94 Nu’03, and one brother is Mark R. Chance Gr’86.

Dr. Dennis M. Farrell C’73, Hampton Bays, NY, an equine veterinarian; May 22. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the football, lacrosse, and wrestling teams.

Jerome M. Gartman WG’73, New York, an executive at Business Services Company; May 26.

Dr. Daniel J. McGarrigan Jr. D’73, Newtown, PA, a prosthodontist; Oct. 9, 2022.

Richard D. Zweig C’73, Portland, OR, a retired general manager of an environmental waste management company; Dec. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the football and wrestling teams.

1974

Pauline Schroeder Mehta Nu’74, McHenry, MD, a retired cardiac care nurse; Feb. 18, 2021.

Daryl Edward Wiser C’74, Berwyn, PA, a life insurance broker; Nov. 18, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society, the Glee Club, and Penn Singers. His brother is Randall F. Wiser C’77 GEE’84.

1975

Dr. Park W. Haverstick V’75, Myerstown, PA, a veterinarian; May 25. One sister is Dr. Jane H. Fuhrman V’83.

Dr. John E. “Jay” Hunt Jr. GM’75, Southampton, NY, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; April 22. He served in the US Air Force.

Michael G. Kristovensky G’75 WG’75, Lebanon, PA, retired director of the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging; May 19.

James Patrick Scott W’75, Albuquerque, NM, an aerospace executive; March 22. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. One son is William P. Scott C’01.

Dr. Drew B. Thomas V’75, Huntingdon Valley, PA, Nov. 1, 2021. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

1976

Dr. Gladys M. Glenn M’76 Gr’79, Loganville, GA, a retired clinical staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; March 9, 2022.

Dr. Kathryn Bowman Matthews GNu’76, Decatur, GA, a retired assistant clinical professor of nursing at Emory University; April 17.Mary C. Quinn C’76, West Chester, PA, co-owner of a guest house in Ocean City, NJ; Dec. 29.

1977

Howard B. Fatell ASC’77, Bryn Mawr, PA, June 10.

1978

Edgar C. Haag Jr. GLA’78, Sacramento, CA, a landscape architect; Oct. 3.

Todd Haimes C’78, New York, artistic director and CEO of Roundabout Theatre Company; April 19. One of the largest not-for-profit theater companies in the country, Roundabout runs five Midtown Manhattan theaters, including three Broadway theaters [“Curtain Up!” Nov|Dec 2021 and “The Roundabout Way,” Nov|Dec 2015]. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.

Bernard M. Turowski GEE’78, Cinnaminson, NJ, a senior engineering manager for Lockheed Martin; Feb. 6.

1979

Richard A. Battles III C’79, McDonald, PA, May 8. He retired from the insurance and banking industries.

Anthony H. Brown SW’79, South Fayette Twp, PA, a psychotherapist, professional singer, and human rights advocate; May 22.

Dr. Reynold M. “Rennie” Crane Jr. GD’79, Danville, PA, an oral surgeon; April 21.

Hon. Cynthia Williams Fordham L’79, Philadelphia, an administrative law judge for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; May 17.

George S. Loomis WEv’79, Berlin, NJ, a retired business administrator for the physics and astronomy department in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; May 8.

Dr. Edith A. McFadden M’79 GM’84, Milwaukee, WI, a retired otolaryngologist; April 12.

Rosalie Ghilardi Mirenda GNu’79, Mantua, NJ, president emerita of Neumann University and a former nurse and professor of nursing; May 13.


1980

Jerry A. Sherman WG’80, Edina, MN, a commercial real estate and finance consultant; April 24.

Vicki M. Van Horn WG’80, Albuquerque, NM, executive director of a nonprofit that taught financial literacy; May 2.

1982

Gerald B. Hinson WG’82, Tallahassee, FL, owner of a music production studio; Feb. 15.

1983

Mark S. Bedell C’83 W’83, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, May 10, 2022. He retired from the finance industry.

1984

Janna L. Dieckmann GNu’84 Gr’97, Cincinnati, a retired clinical associate professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; May 24.

Robert A. Fisher GEE’84, Phoenixville, PA, an engineer for Lockheed-Martin; Feb. 7.

Peter C. Morris WG’84, San Jose, CA, a retired treasurer for a nonprofit scientific research institute; April 16.

Cheryle R. Pringle CE’84, Newark, DE, a retired engineering and business manager at a power company; May 5. She also owned an art and fashion doll clothing business.

1986

HuiChen Ku GNu’86, Berwyn, PA, a retired nursing instructor at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Chester County Hospital; March 31, 2022. One son is George C. Ku EE’82.

1987

Scott P. Strochak WG’87, Pompano Beach, FL, a sales executive; Feb. 7.

1989

Dr. Murray H. Grossman GM’89, Wayne, PA, professor emeritus of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine; April 4. He joined Penn’s faculty as an assistant professor of neurology in 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2008. He also held secondary appointments in the departments of otorhinolaryngology and psychiatry, and lectured in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS). He was a renowned physician-scientist, developing pioneering treatments for frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias. He was the founding director of the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, where he contributed to the study of familial FTD by pioneering genetic counseling and outreach to families at risk for early-onset neurodegenerative disease. One son is Dr. Scott N. Grossman C’06 M’14.


1991

Dr. David M. Emanuel D’91, Framingham, MA, an oral surgeon; Feb. 4.

1992

Jason A. Stancliff W’92, Deerfield, IL, an executive in the credit card industry; Feb. 12.

1993

Cynthia Kramer Paris WG’93, Louisville, KY, a former executive at Delta Airlines; March 4, 2022.

Stephen Ashcroft Ross WG’93, Newtown, PA, a former executive at GlaxoSmithKline; Aug. 10, 2021.

1994

John T. Jensen GFA’94, Philadelphia, an artist, landscaper, and archaeologist; April 2.

Brenda Robinson G’94 GrW’02, Fort Washington, MD, an insurance executive; Sept. 9.

1995

Jeffrey M. Goodman L’95, Delray Beach, FL, an attorney; April 14.

David Warren Long G’95, Dunstable, MA, an executive for Corindus, which develops surgical robots for coronary procedures; Feb. 6.

1996

Elizabeth A. “Lisa” Carregal GNu’96, Bethlehem, PA, a nurse; Aug. 17, 2022.

Melanie C. “Lanie” Moore Zipoy C’96, Memphis, TN, a filmmaker; June 25, 2022. She directed the 2020 film The Subject, starring Aunjanue Ellis and Jason Biggs. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and the softball team.

1997

Dan Ben-Amos CGS’97, Philadelphia, a former professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations in the School of Arts and Sciences and a renowned expert in folklore; March 26. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1967 as an assistant professor of anthropology. By 1977, he had advanced to full professor of folklore and folklife. In 1999, he joined Penn’s department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, and after that department was split into sub-specialties in 2004, joined the department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations. A leading specialist in folklore and folklife, he won the American Folklore Society’s Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award in 2014. His wife is Batsheva Ben-Amos Gr’81 GGS’04, an adjunct professor of comparative literature in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and two sons are Ariel A. Ben-Amos C’03 G’09 GCP’09 and Itamar Z. Ben-Amos LPS’19.

Heather Nelson Brame SW’97, Rocklin, CA, a social worker; May 1.

1998

Bryce Buchanan WG’98, West Bountiful, UT, a retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Nov. 30.

1999

Marc F. Fried G’99, Norfolk, VA, a former general manager at the transportation company Ryder; April 17.

Kevin R. Maurer EAS’99, Reston, VA, a software engineer for a manufacturer of home and business security systems; May 24.

Jason T. Terp W’99, Manitowoc, WI, a finance and real estate executive; March 27.


2001

Dr. Andrew S. McWilliams C’01 GM’09, Philadelphia, an emergency doctor at Pennsylvania Hospital; May 12.

2002

Dr. Joel B. Frankel C’02 D’06 GD’10, Margate City, NJ, a periodontist; July 8. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and the rowing team. His father is Alan H. Frankel C’67 D’70, and one sister is Dr. Sunne E. Frankel Nu’07 GNu’14 GrN’20.

2006

Dr. Susan Higley Bray Gr’06 Gr’13, Philadelphia, a nephrologist and palliative care doctor at Chestnut Hill Hospital; June 6.

2007

Selma Harris Forstater CGS’07, Overland Park, KS, Feb. 9.

Ervin Toll CGS’07, Livingston, NJ, May 4, 2022.

2009

Justin R. Ehrenwerth L’09, New Orleans, LA, former assistant counsel to President Barack Obama and president and CEO of the environmental nonprofit the Water Institute; May 11.

Stephen Khou EAS’09, Philadelphia, a cyber officer for the US Air Force, deployed to Kuwait; May 24.


2012

Harold Kim WG’12, New York, managing director of a financial advisory firm; May 20.

2014

Loretta B. Clift G’14, Chalfont, PA, April 26. She worked for Resources for Human Development, a Philadelphia nonprofit.

2017

Chijoke “Chichi” Nwabufo Okeke WG’17, South Hamilton, MA, assistant vice president and director of state operations for Florida at Liberty Mutual Insurance; Feb. 8. Earlier in his career, he was an instructor at Wharton.

2018

Katie N. Brizendine Wittekind LPS’18, Flagstaff, AZ, a leadership coach and wellness consultant; May 14.


Faculty & Staff

Dolores Knudson Akin. See Class of 1950.

Dan Ben-Amos. See Class of 1997.

Dr. Richard Creech. See Class of 1965.

H. Terry Fortune, Media, PA, a professor emeritus in the department of physics and astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences; June 16. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1969 as an assistant professor of physics, moving up to full professor in 1976. He was renowned in the field of nuclear physics, giving guest lectures at other universities around the world and conducting research in nuclear structure physics at Oxford University and Groningen University in the Netherlands. He retired from Penn in 2011.

Dr. Heber T. Graver. See Class of 1956.

Dr. Murray H. Grossman. See Class of 1989.

David C. Hamme. See Class of 1961.

Marie Sladek Heinz. See Class of 1955.

Harry R. Hinney. See Class of 1971.

Dr. Akira Kaji, Philadelphia, a longtime professor of microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine; May 13. He joined Penn Medicine’s faculty as an associate of microbiology in 1963, advancing to full professor in 1973. In 1972, he earned a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his early work in protein recycling. He discovered that dedicated machinery was required to terminate translation and recycle ribosomes.

Dr. Alan M. Kelly. See Class of 1967.

George S. Loomis. See Class of 1979.

Dr. Andrew S. McWilliams. See Class of 2001.

Dr. Jay R. Moore. See Class of 1961.

Paul S. Moorhead, Easton, MD, a former associate professor of human genetics and pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine; April 17, at 99. In 1969, he became an associate professor of human genetics and pediatrics at Penn’s School of Medicine. He held numerous administrative and leadership appointments in professional societies, and was renowned in his field. He retired from Penn in 1985. He served in the US Navy.

Barbara Marano O’Brien. See Class of 1958.

Chijoke “Chichi” Nwabufo Okeke. See Class of 2017.

Agnes Troxell Paist. See Class of 1949.

Frank A. Pepe, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus in the department of anatomy in the Perelman School of Medicine; June 20. He came to Penn in 1957, advancing to full professor of anatomy in 1970. In 1984, he was named the Joseph Leidy Professor of Anatomy. He served as department chair from 1977 to 1990. He was renowned for his research in the structural molecular anatomy of muscular fiber myosin and his use of highly specific monoclonal antibodies to study myofibrillar organization in fluorescence and electron microscopy. His work focused on the molecular organization of the contractile apparatus of muscle cells. He retired from Penn in 1997.

Stephen R. Weber. See Class of 1960.

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