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Lillian Goldberg Newman DH’42, Philadelphia, an artist who primarily created woodcuts; Aug. 8, at 100. Her work is in the collections of over 32 museums and libraries worldwide.
Dr. Paul Todd Makler M’43 GM’53, Los Altos, CA, a retired physician, former Olympic foil and épée fencer for Team USA, and curator of the University’s art collection; May 12, 2022, at 101. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team. His sons are Dr. Paul Todd Makler Jr. C’68 M’72 GM’76 (who is married to Susan Rarig Makler CW’70) and Brooke A. Makler C’73, both of whom were also Olympic fencers.
Dr. Morton E. Melman D’44, Boynton Beach, FL, a retired dentist and associate professor of clinical dentistry at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; Aug. 6, at 100. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the tennis team and the choral society. One son is Dr. Barry E. Melman D’77, who is married to Dr. Leslie Poul Melman CW’74.
Hettie Simmons Love WG’47, Swatara Township, PA, a former bookkeeper and schoolteacher who was the first Black woman known to earn a master’s degree from Wharton; July 14, at 100. The National Youth Foundation published a children’s book about her life, Hettie Simmons Love: Penn Pioneer.
Mary Jane Bensel HUP’48, Hanover, PA, a retired nurse; Dec. 16.
Arbuta W. Boothman DH’48, Lancaster, PA, a dental hygienist; April 21.
Antoinette Manos Gianopulos CW’48, Gladwyne, PA, an arts educator and musician; July 30. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, Penn Players, and WXPN.
John A. “Archie” Johnson Jr. WG’48, Virginia Beach, VA, former co-owner of a gift shop and founder of a screen-printing business; Dec. 24, at 100. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Ruth Morrison Mitchell DH’48, Durham, NH, a retired dental hygienist; Sept. 11, 2022.
Dorothea Allen O’Shea CW’48, Bryn Mawr, PA, July 16. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Brian E. Bamforth C’49, Maplewood, NJ, a retired life insurance executive; June 17. He served in the US Army Reserve. His brother is Stuart S. Bamforth Gr’57, his son is Douglas B. Bamforth C’78, and his stepdaughter is Marci A. Rosenfeld C’95.
John M. Bixler W’49, Carlisle, PA, a retired estate and tax lawyer; June 17, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the track and cross country teams.
Grady E. Jensen WG’49, Pelham, NY, executive director of a not-for-profit employment service for older workers; Jan. 31. He also served as a village trustee, fire commissioner, police commissioner, and mayor of Scarsdale, NY. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Marie Dalton Thomas Ed’49, Monroe Township, NJ, a retired commander in the US Navy Nurse Corps; July 3, at 103. She served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, earning the National Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Korean Presidential Citation.
Katherine Kelleher Uzzo DH’49, Salisbury, MD, a retired dental hygienist; Aug. 7.
Barbara Mowll Weiner CW’49, Houston, a retired bookkeeper and accountant for her husband’s medical practice; Aug. 14.
Salvatore J. Guastella ME’50, Bethlehem, PA, a retired general foreman at Bethlehem Steel; July 15. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC.
Maxine Auerbach Gurk Ed’50, Princeton, NJ, retired head teacher and director of a nursery school and a longtime artist; June 7. Earlier in her career, she served as a first-grade teacher at Penn’s Illman-Carter Children’s School (see “Old Penn,” this issue). One daughter is Lisa Gurk Herman C’76.
Marie Lydon Masters Ed’50, Scranton, PA, a retired nurse at a nursing home; Aug. 13. She served in the US Cadet Nurse Corps.
Elizabeth Pavletich Pierpoline Ed’50 GEd’51, El Lago, TX, a former elementary school teacher; Aug. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Sylvia M. Rogers Ed’50 GEd’51, Colonie, NY, a retired Christian missionary; Dec. 14.
Richard H. Shields W’50, Eustis, FL, June 30.
Donald M. Swan Jr. W’50 L’53, Coopersburg, PA, founder of a money management firm and former advisory board member to Penn’s Institute for Law and Economics; June 9. A longtime stage actor, his final performance was at age 93. He served in the US Active Guard Reserve. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Penn Players, the Daily Pennsylvanian, WXPN, and the ROTC. One daughter is Mary Stuart Swan WG’89.
Carlo Vittorini C’50, Nantucket, MA, retired publisher and CEO of Parade magazine, a weekly Sunday newspaper supplement; June 25. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, ROTC, and the track and cross country teams.
Sally Cohen Connor CW’51, Pittston, PA, a retired administrator for a synagogue; Oct. 30, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of WXPN.
Rhoda Litt Feldman Ed’51, Warminster, PA, a retired reading teacher; Aug. 14.
Alfred M. Giannangeli (aka Fred Johnson) C’51, Lansford, PA, owner and operator of a paint and wallpaper store; Dec. 4. He served in the US Navy and US Marine Corps.
Dorothy Sassaman Huff DH’51, West Chester, PA, July 18. Her sister is Jane Sassaman Fleck DH’52.
Mildred E. Krzywicki Nu’51 GEd’60, West Hazleton, PA, a retired nurse and nursing instructor at Wilkes University; June 29.
Levin M. Lynch C’51, Seattle, a commercial real estate agent; Jan. 25. He served in the US Army.
Christian H. Pedersen WG’51, Malvern, PA, retired president of a manufacturing company; July 29, 2022. He served in the US Army Air Force.
Janet Harper Tomlinson CW’51, Ludington, MI, a former travel information consultant for the North Carolina Visitor’s Center; July 10. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and the field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, crew, and basketball teams.
Ralph A. Bellas G’52, Bloomington, IL, professor emeritus of English at Illinois State University; Aug. 2. He served in the US Army Air Corps.
Audrey A. Bostwick G’52, Perkasie, PA, a horse-riding competitor, instructor, and clinician; Jan. 13, 2022.
William H. Cowie Jr. W’52, Baltimore, a retired bank executive; Aug. 7. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, earning two Purple Hearts. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the track and swimming teams.
Richard T. Cutler W’52, Darien, CT, former associate publisher of Snow World, a magazine for the skiing industry; Jan. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the track team.
Mildred G. Darlington SW’52, Cape May, NJ, retired district supervisor for a nonprofit human services clinic; June 7, at 99.
Claudine Quinn Edwards CW’52, Mahopac, NY, a former supervisor at the chemical company Union Carbide; Aug. 10. She also worked as a high school counselor and was a published author.
Rev. David St. George C’52, Bloomfield, CT, a retired rector of an Episcopal church; July 23. He was also a volunteer firefighter. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the track team.
Anna M. Swope Nu’52, Fredericksburg, PA, a retired assistant professor of nursing at West Chester University; July 9, 2022, at 100. Earlier in her career, she was an assistant professor of nursing at Penn, specializing in public health. She served in the US Army Nursing Corps during World War II and the Korean War.
Margaret McCreary Walker DH’52, Stratford, NJ, a retired dental hygienist; Feb. 2.
C. Avery C’53, Pittsburgh, professor emeritus of classics at the University of Pittsburgh; June 9. He served in the US Army.
Anita H. Berger SW’53, Providence, RI, a psychotherapist and adult education instructor at Brown University; July 12, 2022.
Theresa Hino Budroe HUP’53, Cinnaminson, NJ, a retired psychiatric nurse; Jan. 30.
Hon. James S. Cafiero L’53, Cape May Court House, NJ, a retired New Jersey State Senator; Aug. 3. He served in the US Navy.
Stewart S. Finkler W’53, St. Joseph, MI, an accountant for Zenith Data Systems; Nov. 21, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Marian Neu Finkler CW’57.
Jean F. Imer D’53 GD’55, Falls Church, VA, Jan. 31.
Dr. Martin E. Levy C’53, Laurel, MD, retired chief of communicable disease control at the Washington, DC, Department of Health; Aug. 12.
Charlotte Yingling McCleaf DH’53, Hanover, PA, a retired dental hygienist; June 21, 2022.
Ralph B. Richardson W’53, Holland, MI, an employee relations manager for Ford Aerospace; Jan. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and WXPN.
Robert M. Schor W’53, West Hartford, CT, an attorney; Jan. 3. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Joan Cohee Zabel CW’53, Glenview, IL, a former real estate agent; June 24.
Mary Jane Anderson HUP’54, Columbus, OH, a retired school nurse and postpartum nurse; Jan. 29.
Gerard F. Binder W’54, New York, founder of a piano rental and rehearsal studio business; Sept. 7. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Dr. Robert C. Dreisbach V’54, Mercer, PA, a retired veterinarian; July 1. He was previously a visiting instructor at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He was a veteran of World War II.
Carl A. Frahn L’54, Homer, NY, a retired attorney; June 8. He served in the US Army.
Martin Levene ME’54 GME’58, Cherry Hill, NJ, a retired engineer for RCA and General Electric; Feb. 9. He was granted 12 patents during his career, including for a data storage apparatus and communication printer. At Penn, he was president of the Student Mechanical Engineering Club. His wife is Audrianne Blitz Levene G’64; his sons include Robert A. Levene EE’89 and Dr. Howard B. Levene EAS’93, who is married to Dr. Tamar Mirensky Levene EAS’01 M’05; and his sister is Michele Levene Brill CW’49 G’51.
Diane De Shazo McKenzie DH’54, Dallas, a retired orthodontic assistant; July 24.
Henry R. Meil W’54, Silver Spring, MD, a retired adjunct marketing instructor at Temple University; Jan. 25. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Richard W. Searles W’54, Old Orchard Beach, ME, a retired stockbroker; July 20. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, as well as the New York Army Reserve and the Maine and Delaware National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Friars Senior Society.
Alan J. Shactman C’54, Danvers, MA, a retired insurance agent; Feb. 4. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the baseball and track teams.
Dr. William L. Wesner D’54, Bernville, PA, a retired dentist; Dec. 22. He served in the US Navy.
William L. Brandt W’55, Lahaina, HI, an executive at a packaging manufacturer; July 21. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Dr. Keith W. Gates V’55, Rome, GA, a retired veterinarian; July 24, at 99. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Capt. Donald V. Graf ChE’55, Lusby, MD, a retired engineer for a consultancy for power plants; July 9. He served in the US Navy as a captain for 30 years. At Penn, he was a member of Acacia fraternity, the orchestra, Penn Band, ROTC, and WXPN.
Joseph M. Jungkurth W’55, West Chester, PA, a retired executive at Scott Paper Company; Jan. 24. He served in the US Air Force.
Seymour J. Klionsky W’55, Belvedere Tiburon, CA, a retired executive at Morgan Stanley; Jan. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Florence Virbal Santore Nu’55, Sunderland, MA, a retired nurse; July 5.
W. Raymond Siegart G’55 Gr’57, Poughkeepsie, NY, a retired senior staff consultant for alternate energy and resources at Texaco; June 30. He held 30 US patents. He served in the US Army Chemical Corps.
Morton L. Soffer C’55, Wynnewood, PA, Jan. 29.
Anthony E. Bukowski EF’56, Shillington, PA, a retired controller at Berks Dye Company; Feb. 19, 2022. He served in the US Army.
Janice Colesworthy Egeland CW’56 G’59, Hershey, PA, professor emerita of sociology at the University of Miami; July 4. She was a founding member of Penn State College of Medicine and her groundbreaking work focused on the genetics of mental illness in Amish communities. From 1957 to 1958, she taught sociology at Penn’s College of Liberal Arts and the Wharton School. As a student at Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Gloria Diehl Farbstein Nu’56, Falls Church, VA, a retired public health nurse; May 11.
Col. Neil R. Greene Ar’56, Bethesda, MD, an architect and urban planner; Oct. 11, 2022. He served in the US Air Force Systems Command as an architect. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the track team.
Doris Morgan Huegel HUP’56, Venus, PA, a retired nurse; Jan. 22.
Anthony P. “Tony” Jannetta W’56, Gladwyne, PA, a consultant for early-stage companies and a former member of the board of advisors for Penn Athletics; July 15. He served in the US Navy. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Navy ROTC, Sphinx Senior Society, and the lacrosse team, and he was manager of the men’s basketball team. He was a longtime officer of his class and received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1996. His wife is Sally Stull Jannetta PT’57, and his sons are Stephen A. Jannetta W’86 L’89, who is married to Nadia Mykytiuk Jannetta C’86; Gregory S. Jannetta W’88 WG’94, who is married to Leslie Hughes Smith C’93 GEd’95 WG’02; and Timothy H. Jannetta C’90 WG’98. One grandson is Andrew Jannetta W’18.
James L. Miller C’56, Elyria, OH, a retired sales executive in the paint finishing industry; July 1. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the football team.
Andrew L. Robinson WG’56, Lynchburg, VA, a retired bank executive; Jan. 20. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Patricia “PJ” Melillo Rosato DH’56, Vero Beach, FL, a retired dental hygienist and owner of a craft business; Jan. 2. Her husband is Ralph L. Rosato C’56, and her sons are Dr. Ralph M. Rosato C’81 and Pasquale J. Rosato C’84.
Dr. Daniel J. Rossi GD’56, New Holland, PA, a retired oral surgeon; July 4. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Bernard Telsey D’56, Great Neck, NY, a retired periodontist; Aug. 12.
John D. B. Gould C’57, Palm City, FL, a retired trust banker; Feb. 2. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.
William J. Levy W’57 L’64, New York, an attorney for the US Department of Justice; July 27. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.
Rocco L. Mascioli Gr’57, Media, PA, retired director of applied research at Arco Chemicals; Dec. 8. He served in the US Army.
Roy L. Meyers Jr. W’57, Marlton, NJ, an accountant and owner of an automobile dealership; July 13. He served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Gordon B. Avery M’58, Arlington, VA, a retired pediatrician and chief operating officer of the Children’s Research Institute; July 11. He served in the US Navy.
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, the Daily Pennsylvanian, WXPN, and the lightweight rowing team. His wife is Marion Weiss Bear Ed’58, and two children are Michael J. Bear ME’81 and Barry A. Bear C’87, who is married to Anne E. Mavor Nu’87 GNu’91.
O. Francis “Frank” Biondi L’58, Jupiter, FL, a retired lawyer and former city solicitor for the City of Wilmington, DE; May 30. His daughter is Mary Catherine Moran C’89 L’92.
Dr. George Bjotvedt V’58, Prescott Valley, AZ, retired director of the division of biosciences and adjunct professor of bioengineering at Arizona State University; July 15. He earlier served as director of the division of laboratory medicine at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Louise R. Casciano GEd’58, Clifton Heights, PA, a retired second-grade teacher; July 8.
Harold G. Gingrich EF’58, Palmyra, PA, assistant secretary and assistant vice president of taxes and insurance for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company; July 9.
Kermit J. Goda Jr. MTE’58, Alburtis, PA, a retired metallurgist for Carpenter Technology Reading; July 17. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Alan S. Hays II WG’58, Washington, DC, Oct. 20, 2022.
Andrew C. Holmes GEd’58, Southport, ME, headmaster of several boarding schools; July 1. He was also co-owner of a children’s day camp and founder of a travel company.
Barbara Gilliland Johnson Nu’58, Hagerstown, MD, a homemaker; Sept. 25, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Irene Moyse Kell Nu’58, Altoona, FL, a retired nurse; June 6. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War.
Dorothy Snyder Lewis Nu’58, Allentown, PA, a retired nurse; Jan. 21.
Dan A. Little C’58, Manheim, PA, a retired high school English and history teacher and a former postal employee; July 30. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the baseball team and ROTC.
Edward F. McCann Jr. WG’58, Sandwich, MA, a retired financial forecaster at IBM; Jan. 22. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Robert J. Shaw WG’58, Hollywood, FL, a retired president of an insurance company; Jan. 29. He served in the US military during the Korean War. One granddaughter is Natasha L. Galperin C’17.
Paul Tracy W’58, Byram Township, NJ, an accountant; July 21. He served in the US Army National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, Penn Players, and the fencing team.
Dr. William J. Wagner GM’58, Victoria, TX, retired medical director at several VA hospitals; June 6. He served in the US Navy.
Philip G. Auerbach L’59, Tinton Falls, NJ, a retired trial lawyer; July 31. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. His son is Jon G. Auerbach C’89, whose daughter is Isabella K. Auerbach C’21.
Jeanne McCarthy Belton Nu’59, Phoenix, a retired nurse; March 20, 2022.
Norman J. Brody WEv’59 CGS’69, Jenkintown, PA, a former banker; Aug. 11.
Barbara Fineman Dennis MT’59, Gaithersburg, MD, Nov. 30. One son is Michael A. Dennis C’82 W’82, and her grandchild is Rachel S. Dennis C’22.
Herbert K. Folpe C’59 G’62, New York, a retired accountant; July 29. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society. His daughter is Jane M. Folpe C’91, and one grandchild is Rebecca P. Gever C’18.
Dr. Warren E. Grupe M’59, Lewisburg, PA, a former professor of pediatric nephrology at a number of colleges, including Harvard, SUNY Syracuse, and Western Reserve University; March 12. He served in the US Navy Submarine Force.
Dr. Joseph M. Kelly GD’59, Worcester, MA, a retired oral surgeon and former associate professor of surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; April 3, 2022. He served in the US Navy.
Robert C. Luce WG’59, Ben Lomond, CA, retired CFO of Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics; July 5, 2022. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Robert M. Skaler Ar’59, Cheltenham, PA, a forensic architect; June 29.
Ann Schaum Snavely Nu’59, Las Vegas, a retired school nurse; Jan. 26. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Dr. Arthur A. Bickford V’60, Turlock, CA, retired associate director of the Turlock branch of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, which was recently renamed in his honor; July 29. He also served on the faculty of several veterinary schools.
Dr. James B. Howell ChE’60, West Bridgewater, MA, a retired otolaryngologist; July 4.
M. Bruce Miner W’60, Sarasota, FL, a retired investment executive; Aug. 6. He served in the US National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Nina Josel Packman CW’60, Bethesda, MD, a retired social worker for a hospice; Jan. 27.
Frank J. Pisacane W’60, Shelton, CT, a retired director of information technology at Waldenbooks, a computer consultant, and an assistant professor of information technology at Quinnipiac University; July 7. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of the first Penn football team to win an Ivy League championship in 1959.
Dr. Mae Suminski Sinnreich D’60, Sturbridge, MA, a retired dentist and former assistant professor of oral surgery at the University of Maryland; Aug. 9.
Dorothy Mayor Zug Taylor Nu’60, Bethlehem, PA, a retired nurse who also served on the Democratic National Executive Committee during the Carter administration; July 19.
Norman H. Zide Gr’60, Chicago, professor emeritus of South Asian languages and civilizations and linguistics at the University of Chicago; Feb. 21. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation grant recipient.
Dr. Loren H. Crabtree M’61, Buffalo, NY, a retired psychiatrist and founder of Project Transition, which offers behavioral health support and services for people with serious mental illnesses; July 15.
Dr. Charles R. Egoville C’61 GM’70, Merion Station, PA, a retired pulmonologist; June 17, 2022. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the sprint football team.
John A. “Jock” Goodrich C’61, New York, former director of a travel agency; Aug. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.
Dr. Frank J. Karfes GD’61, Cleveland, a retired oral surgeon; Jan. 26. He served in the US Air Force.
Robert L. Keighton Gr’61, Randolph, MA, a former professor of politics and history at Curry College and Stonehill College; Jan. 15.
John V. Malanga Ar’61 GAr’62, Pacifica, CA, a manager for CAV Distributing, a movie distribution company; Feb. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Penn Players.
Stephen D. Mazoh C’61, Rhinebeck, NY, an art dealer and collector; Jan. 26.
Howard J. Moses GEE’61, Blacksburg, VA, a retired executive engineer in the aerospace industry; Aug. 8.
Charles P. Pydych WG’61, Minneapolis, a retired tax examiner for the IRS; June 11. He served in the US Air Force.
David A. Quinn WG’61, Niantic, CT, a retired accountant and finance analyst; June 10. He was also an assistant professor at Fairfield University. He served in the US National Guard.
Dr. Ronald A. Restifo GM’61, Los Gatos, CA, a retired rheumatologist; July 7.
Robert D. Burack GME’62, South Jordan, UT, a retired manager for Westinghouse Electric; Dec. 1.
James L. Farrell WG’62, Glenview, IL, chairman of an investment research group; Jan. 20.
S. Walter Foulkrod III C’62, Hummelstown, PA, a retired trial attorney specializing in medical malpractice lawsuits; July 9. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity.
Sheila V. Hegar Nu’62, Glen Mills, PA, a retired nurse; Aug. 12.
Jonathan M. Heilbrunn W’62, Matawan, NJ, a retired attorney concentrating in real estate law; Aug. 4. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team.
Barbara Adamski Jackson DH’62, Everett, PA, a retired dental hygienist; Aug. 13.
Burton J. Lipsky W’62, Bronx, NY, Aug. 31. He worked at Sperry Rand and Merrill Lynch and later served as a teacher in the New York City public schools. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity and the lacrosse team. One nephew is Adam P. Michaels C’02 G’03 GrEd’22, chief of staff and associate dean at the Wharton School.
Margaret “Molly” Drake Peckham CW’62, Redding, CT, a former English as a second language teacher in the US and abroad; Aug. 17, 2022.
James Bazzoli SW’63, Lewes, DE, executive director of a geriatric services organization; Aug. 12.
Robert E. Bell GAr’63, Minneapolis, a retired architect; July 17.
David H. Brown WG’63 Gr’71, Yardley, PA, retired founder of an energy company; Feb. 9. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Kenley F. Burkhart M’63, Plainwell, MI, a retired surgeon; July 30.
Toby Adler Dybbs CW’63 GEd’67, Burlingame, CA, a former high school math teacher; May 30.
Michael Hertzberg L’63, New York, retired in-house counsel for Verizon; Aug. 22.
James A. Levy C’63, Yardley, PA, a retired investment advisor; Aug. 14. He served in the US Air National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the fencing team. His daughter is Rachel Levy Lesser C’96, and his brother is Hon. Paul G. Levy L’61.
Richard F. Regester GMT’63, Hideout, UT, a retired engineer at DuPont who worked in various divisions such as photo polymers and x-ray films; Feb. 28.
Dr. Carlos M. Rodriguez Santiago V’63, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, April 11, 2022.
Alice Rembouli Altopiedi SW’64, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 4. Her husband is Joseph T. Altopiedi SW’65.
Dr. Jerry Baldwin D’64, Lancaster, PA, a retired dentist; April 15, 2022. He served in the US Navy.
William W. Blodgett IV W’64, Sea Island, GA, founder of a pump manufacturing company; Aug. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
David S. Dickey L’64, Somerset, PA, a retired lawyer; Oct. 10, 2022.
Peter H. Fries Gr’64, Mount Pleasant, MI, a retired linguistics professor at Central Michigan University; June 10.
Susan Rush King CW’64, Redmond, WA, an educator; Jan. 1, 2022. One daughter is Allison B. Kent C’95, and one brother is Norman E. Rush C’61.
William B. Hendershot III GEE’64, Delaware, OH, founder of several engineering companies that developed products for the broadcast television industry; Feb. 1, 2022. He served in the US Navy.
J. David McKee C’64, Brunswick, ME, a management consultant for a wide range of industries; July 4.
Ann Cohen Pearl CW’64 G’67, Cherry Hill, NJ, a lawyer; July 4. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. One child is Terry B. Pearl C’96, and one brother is Stephen A. Cohen W’58.
Sidney Polk GEE’64, Ashburn, VA, a retired technical director for the Mitre Corporation, a not-for-profit research and development organization supporting US government agencies in aviation, defense, and other fields; Jan. 18.
David A. Raible W’64, Aiken, SC, Jan. 25. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Dr. Barton W. Rohrbach V’64, Knoxville, TN, a retired veterinarian and associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; Dec. 10.
Michael M. Rubey W’64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, May 20. He worked in the finance industry.
Gerald W. Smith Jr. GrEd’64, Atherton, CA, a couples counselor and conflict management consultant for businesses; July 21.
Joan Binnick Turnoff MT’64, Los Angeles, Jan. 4. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Her children include David Marc Turnoff C’90 MTE’90 and Abby Turnoff Feinman W’91, and one grandchild is Harrison E. Feinman C’22 SPP’22.
Brenda M. Bortz G’65, Allentown, PA, a freelance writer and editor; June 29.
James V. Brennan SW’65, Miller Place, NY, retired associate dean of students at Suffolk County Community College; Jan. 29. He served in the US Army.
Gerald D. Clubine GEE’65, Sapulpa, OK, a retired senior engineer for Siemens Applied Automation; Jan. 22. He served in the US Army National Guard.
H. George Connell EE’65, San Francisco, a retired information technology manager; Dec. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.
Henry H. Frothingham Jr. C’65, Grafton, NH, a retired bank executive; July 20. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the rowing team.
Mark D. Gordon W’65 L’68, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a retired attorney at the Environmental Protection Agency; July 25. He volunteered on the Class of 1965 Gift Committee and endowed an annual lecture series on LGBT issues at Penn’s LGBT Center. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Acacia fraternity and the debate council.
Deborah F. Harkins CW’65, Burke, VA, retired executive editor at New York magazine; July 8.
James P. Hines W’65 WG’66, Tampa, FL, a retired attorney who practiced in the areas of tax, corporate, and estate planning; Aug. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the squash team.
Stanley P. Meleski WEv’65, Wilmington, DE, a retired purchasing agent for Getty Oil; July 29. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Jerry L. Minsky W’65, Westport, CT, a finance executive; July 6. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. His wife is Lynne Stein Minsky Nu’66.
Daria Fylypowycz Montero CW’65 Gr’81, Wilton, CT, a retired professor of Spanish literature at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Jan. 21.
J. Robert Ransone WG’65, Dallas, former founder of an energy acquisitions and divestments advisory firm; July 21. He served in the US Army.
John M. Reid GrE’65, Bellevue, WA, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering at Drexel University; June 25. In 1952, he was part of a team that introduced the use of high-frequency ultrasound waves for diagnosing breast cancer.
Gordon B. Silcox WG’65, Fairfax, VA, a retired executive recruiter and human resources consultant; Feb. 19. He served in the US Navy.
Francis H. “Tim” Tweed Jr. L’65, Morristown, NJ, a retired lawyer; July 8.
Dr. Gordon J. Baird Jr. D’66, Gallatin, TN, a retired dentist and owner of two restaurants and a motel; Feb. 4. He served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Barbara Blofstein Berniker CW’66, El Cerrito, CA, a retired physician; Aug. 1. At Penn, she was a member of the Pennguinnettes, a synchronized swimming team.
Dr. Jack Bregman V’66, Delhi, NY, owner of a veterinary hospital; Nov. 4, 2022. One son is Dr. Eric M. Bregman V’95.
Dr. Guy A. Catone GD’66, Pittsburgh, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon who served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University; July 21.
William Y. Chey GrM’66, Pittsford, NY, a retired gastroenterologist and director of the William and Sheila Konar Center for Digestive and Liver Diseases at Strong Memorial Hospital; Jan. 11. His sons are William D. Chey C’82 and Richard D. Chey WG’90.
Roger L. Goldman L’66, Saint Louis, a law professor at Saint Louis University; July 29.
Harriet Boyer Oler L’66, Alexandria, VA, retired chief of the Examining Division of the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress; Aug. 24, 2022.
Dr. Frank Waxman C’66, Bay Harbor Islands, FL, a physician; April 30.
Archie M. Andrews III C’67, Washington, DC, Nov. 20, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity.
Gerald Chalfin W’67, Chagrin Falls, OH, a former executive at a pharmacy benefit management company; March 9. At Penn, he was a member of the track team.
Dr. Nicholas G. Herr M’67, Livingston, NJ, July 8.
Yong Wu Kim GMT’67 Gr’69, Lutz, FL, former director of Metal Projects International; Aug. 30, 2021. One son is John P. Kim C’94.
Dr. John I. Malone M’67 GM’71, Tampa, FL, a pediatric endocrinologist and professor at the University of South Florida; Aug. 10. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Elliot S. Shaw W’67, Lake Worth, FL, an estate and trust lawyer; Jan. 14.
Dr. Donald K. Weilburg D’67 GD’68, Tiverton, RI, a retired orthodontist; Dec. 14.
Kenneth A. Yates C’67, Lutherville Timonium, MD, June 26. He held various positions within the US Foreign Service. He served in the US Army.
Dora J. Hemphill Ambrose Nu’68, Chambersburg, PA, a retired nurse at a nursing home; Aug. 5.
Hugh A. “Sonny” Carter Jr. WG’68, Tampa, FL, former special assistant to his cousin, President Jimmy Carter, and owner of a book publishing business; July 23. As a White House staffer, his main role was to cut expenses.
Douglas L. Cox W’68 WG’73, Philadelphia, former CFO for an energy supply company; July 16. He served in the US Coast Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society.
John R. Kissick WG’68, Kerrville, TX, a retired marketer for companies such as 3M and Pizza Hut; Jan. 13. He served in the US Army Field Artillery Branch.
Richard R. McNeill WG’68, Dawsonville, GA, a retired marketing executive for Coca-Cola and former professor at the University of North Georgia; July 31. He served in the US Army.
Daniel J. Mehan GEE’68 GrE’74, Basking Ridge, NJ, retired chief information officer for the Federal Aviation Administration; Aug. 16.
Dr. Ashok N. Shah GM’68, Rochester, NY, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the University of Rochester; June 11.
Charles T. Snowdon Gr’68, Madison, WI, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jan. 8. A primatologist, he studied the social and behavioral development of captive cotton-top tamarins [“Alumni Profiles,” Jan|Feb 2010].
Glenn E. Stoner Gr’68, Charlottesville, VA, a retired engineering professor at the University of Virginia; Aug. 9.
Taylor Bannan Anderson SW’69, Philadelphia, a retired faculty member in the Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education at Drexel University; May 27.
Perry H. Bacon C’69, Kansas City, MO, an investment bank executive; July 22. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity, and the ice hockey, soccer, and sprint football teams.
John W. Bartlett WG’69, Franklin, TN, a retired real estate developer; Aug. 16. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Peggy Raskind Blumenthal CW’69 WG’71, Rochester, NY, owner of a small business selling personalized invitations and gifts; June 19. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, WXPN, the choral society, and the debate council. One daughter is Shira Blumenthal Simon C’98.
Henry R. Cooper GL’69, Monrovia, Liberia, a former attorney who served as the chief justice of Liberia from 2003 to 2006; Aug. 24.
Richard M. Dolph G’69, Fort Collins, CO, a retired horn instructor and professor at the University of Memphis; June 26.
Ingegerd E. “Ingie” Larson Nu’69, Lancaster, PA, a retired nurse; July 23.
Frank Poleski Jr. C’69, Allegheny Township, PA, a retired high school principal; March 18, 2022. He served in the US Army Signal Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the football team.
Beverly O. Rosenberg GEd’69, Paterson, NJ, a teacher, videographer, fundraiser, and volunteer; Aug. 6. Her husband is Dr. Stephen J. Rosenberg M’71 GM’75.
Thomas M. Sestak W’69, San Francisco, owner of a construction company; June 1. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the football and wrestling teams.
Stephen W. Simpson L’69, Wyndmoor, PA, an attorney; Aug. 10.
Wallace H. Spaulding Gr’69, Arlington, VA, a retired research analyst for the CIA; Nov. 8, 2022. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Michael S. Walsh Jr. WG’69, Palm Harbor, FL, a retired CEO of several companies that perform vapor deposition coatings; March 2.
Nancy Hunger Bishop DH’70, Emigsville, PA, a retired dental hygienist and owner of a craft and candy shop; June 5.
Sr. M. Eunice Boyd GrEd’70, Falmouth, ME, a Catholic nun and retired associate professor of science at St. Joseph’s College of Maine; Dec. 3.
Dr. Jeffrey Chait D’70 GD’72, Miami, a retired orthodontist; Dec. 1, 2021.
Patrick A. Gallagher C’70, Philadelphia, an assistant professor of business at Temple University and founder of the Center for Research and Policy for Workers with Disabilities; June 1.
Dr. William K. Gilbert M’70, Eliot, ME, a retired family physician; July 27. He served in the US Air Force as a physician.
Constance Aspasia Sekaros G’70 GEd’99, Philadelphia, a former professor of humanities and literature at the Moore College of Art & Design; Aug. 1.
Neal L. Sofman W’70 GEd’71, San Francisco, a longtime bookstore owner; Sept. 6.
Gordon E. Kershaw Gr’71, Kennebunk, ME, a retired history professor at Frostburg State University; Jan. 22. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
W. Leo Kiely III WG’71, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, retired CEO of what is now Molson Coors Beverage Company; Jan. 6.
Judith Allman Marks CW’71, Linwood, NJ, a retired sales representative for a flooring company; Sept. 21, 2022.
James W. Neumeister WG’71, Hilton Head Island, SC, retired associate director of food and beverage customer service and logistics at Procter & Gamble; Aug. 13.
Edwina Dressel Patton SW’71, Accident, MD, a psychologist and social worker; Sept. 15, 2022.
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. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. 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.
Frank Cerminara WG’72, Naples, FL, retired CFO of the Hershey Company; Aug. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Jay A. Denbo GD’72, Philadelphia, a retired dentist and professor of periodontics at Temple University; Feb. 26. He served in the US Air Force Medical Corps.
Patricia A. Kelly WEv’72, Philadelphia, a Philadelphia City employee in the Department of Finance; July 9.
Harold E. Pepinsky Gr’72, Durango, CO, a professor of criminal justice at Indiana University; Jan. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Lee A. Sollenberger C’72 GAr’78, Exeter, NH, Jan. 20. He served in the US Navy for 21 years before moving into the architectural field. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and the ROTC.
Carolyn Rauer Stein CW’72, Chesterfield, NJ, a former bookkeeper for a computer services company; Aug. 17.
Jeffrey H. Woodward Gr’72, Reading, PA, a retired English professor at Albright College; May 2, 2022.
Enrique M. Arias WG’73, Alachua, FL, a retired bank executive; Aug. 11.
Michael W. Hubbert C’73, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, a businessman; Aug. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the ice hockey team.
George S. Isaacson L’73, Brunswick, ME, a lawyer and a faculty member in the law department of Bowdoin College; Aug. 19. His wife is Margaret Durham McGaughey-Isaacson L’73.
William D. Lawrence W’73, Pottstown, PA, former municipal employee for Upper Gwynedd Township, PA; Aug. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the wrestling team.
Dr. Sanford M. Roth D’73, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a retired dentist; June 17, 2022.
Ruthgrace Schachter West Nu’73, San Francisco, a retired nurse; Aug. 9, at 99. One granddaughter is Caroline I. Kremer WG’19.
Dr. Larry N. Sotos GM’73, Kittanning, PA, an orthopedist; June 19. He served in the US Navy.
Dr. Leland D. Confer V’74, Howard, PA, a retired veterinarian; June 24.
Jane F. Cooper Nu’74 GNu’83 GNC’95, Mechanicsburg, PA, a retired nurse practitioner at Temple University Hospital; June 24.
Karen A. Faul CW’74, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 2022.
Arnold N. Ostroff GEE’74, Springfield, PA, retired director of strategic planning for the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center; July 11. His wife is Barbara Delson Ostroff GEd’71.
David L. Rutherford C’74, Ridgewood, NJ, a real estate attorney; May 12, 2022. His brother is Peter W. Rutherford C’76.
Edward M. Thayer Jr. WG’74, Rancho Mirage, CA, retired managing director of an insurance brokerage firm; July 7.
Dr. Anne Cusack Fallahnejad GM’75, Bryn Mawr, PA, a pathologist; July 28.
Sanford L. Pfeffer C’75 L’87, Philadelphia, general counsel to the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Feb. 1, 2022.
Dr. William K. Sherwin Gr’75 M’75, Wynnewood, PA, a physician and dermatologist; July 19.
Dr. Beryl Calvin Taylor V’75, Cream Ridge, NJ, an equine veterinarian; May 23.
Steven D. Hollopeter W’76, Greenwich, CT, June 27. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.
F. Denney Voss WG’76, New Canaan, CT, a sales manager at Citibank; Aug. 16. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Timothy D. Wright V’76, Townsend, DE, a veterinarian; Aug. 1.
Leonard E. Anderson W’77, Wynnewood, PA, office manager for an insurance company; July 28. His partner is Rachelle Ricks WEv’09 WEv’10.
Bruce J. Bigelow GrS’77, Haslett, MI, a professor and administrator at Michigan State University; Aug. 4.
Col. Jerome F. Davis WG’77, Susquehanna Township, PA, Feb. 1.
Elisabeth Pendreigh “Penny” Moriarty Work G’77, Aroda, VA, retired head of a private school; July 21.
Thomas M. Fogarty Gr’78 G’79, Cedar Falls, IA, a professor emeritus of geography and public policy at the University of Northern Iowa and a former assistant professor of regional science and conflict analysis at Penn; Jan. 21. He joined Penn in 1979 as an assistant professor and was active in South Asia Regional Studies, Urban Studies, and the Undergraduate Honors Program. In 1985, he left to join Colgate University for four years before going to the University of Northern Iowa in 1989.
Laurence Gerber W’78, Newton, MA, founder and CEO of a senior living company with several communities throughout the northeast; March 25. One daughter is Julia M. Gerber Nu’16 GNu’17.
Evan M. Koll W’78, River Vale, NJ, executive of a grocery store chain; May 31, 2021.
Paul Mudroch C’78, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, a marine quality officer for the Canadian government; Sept. 25, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.
Mark W. Sheridan W’78, Lake Como, NJ, Feb. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Lt. Col. Robert P. Hawley G’79, Harrisburg, PA, a retired criminal court administrator for Dauphin County, PA; Dec. 8. He served in the US Army for 41 years.
John M. O’Donnell Gr’79, Philadelphia, former executive director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; July 8. He served in the US Navy as an interpreter.
Raymond J. Rorke CGS’79 CGS’06, Philadelphia, a renowned designer, artist, and clay sculptor and a staff member in various departments at Penn (including the Penn Museum, the Penn Libraries, Development and Alumni Relations, the School of Design, and the Arthur Ross Gallery); May 21. Upon graduating from Penn in 1979, he joined the Penn Museum as a secretary. He continued to advance at the museum, eventually becoming an IT specialist. In 2001, he become an IT specialist at Penn Libraries, and the next year he moved to Development and Alumni Relations, where he held positions as a staff writer and communications specialist. He also became a part-time teacher in the School of Design. He retired from teaching and his other duties in 2017, but a year later took on a temporary position at the Arthur Ross Gallery, which he held until his death. A longtime writer and designer, he was a teaching artist and the in-house graphic designer for the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. He contributed pieces to exhibitions around the country.
Joseph L. Van Eaton L’79, Arlington, VA, an attorney specializing in communications law; June 10, 2022.
Ellen Bailey Witsch DH’79, Norwood, PA, a dental hygienist and former faculty member at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; May 30.
Winfield A. Foreman III C’80 WG’83, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired investment banker; July 6. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity.
Dr. David Kessler Hirsh C’80, New Albany, OH, an ophthalmologist; July 31. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Dr. Connie Kessler Hirsh C’79.
Dr. John C. Lychak GM’80, Bethlehem, PA, a retired psychiatrist and neurologist; Feb. 7. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Dr. Robert E. Powell GD’80, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 27. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Peter S. Dayton L’81, Missoula, MT, a retired real estate lawyer; April 13.
Marti J. Miller PT’81, Ludington, MI, a retired physical therapist and director of rehab service for a medical center; Feb. 2.
Col. Burton C. Quist G’81, Middletown, RI, a retired colonel in the US Marines; Jan. 25. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Dr. George M. Halow GM’82, El Paso, TX, a gastroenterologist; June 14. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Brian J. McLean Gr’82, Santa Monica, CA, retired director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Atmospheric Programs and Office of Air and Radiation; Aug. 2. He served in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps. His wife is Dorothy M. McLean GEE’79, and his son is Colin A. McLean EAS’98.
Eric E. Sautter GAr’83, Ontario, CA, an architect; July 9.
Nancy Santangelo Collier GEd’84, West Norriton, PA, a retired elementary school teacher; July 11.
Charles E. Foster WG’84, Media, PA, president and CEO of multiple corporations; Aug. 8.
Dr. Thomas J. Simrell D’84, Dunmore, PA, a dentist; July 24, 2022. He served in the US Navy as a dentist.
William T. Murphy WEv’85, Somerdale, NJ, a credit analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Aug. 1.
Gary Edward Lyons Gr’86, Madison, WI, a retired biology professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine; Jan. 30.
John F. Militello Gr’86, Minneapolis, a business professor at the University of St. Thomas; July 3.
Bruce R. Frank C’87, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a software engineer for GoDaddy; July 24. He was also an accomplished glacier, mountain, and ice climber who led trips and taught classes. At Penn, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society.
James B. Fallon WG’88, Manhattan Beach, CA, former executive of a language school and owner of a logging company; Jan. 7.
John P. Goldblatt EAS’88, Penfield, NY, a sports medicine surgeon and an associate professor of orthopedics at the University of Rochester; Jan. 23.
Kenneth B. Goldman EAS’88, Metuchen, NJ, Sept. 26, 2022.
Adam N. Burczyk C’89, Chicago, Feb. 1. He was self-employed in the trading industry and also a writer and poet.
James McGann GFA’89 GCP’90 Gr’91, a senior lecturer of international studies at the Lauder Institute, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, and senior fellow at the Fels Institute of Government; Nov. 29, 2021. He authored over 15 books on think tanks and was the creator and editor of the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index. He served as a consultant and adviser to a range of organizations, including the United Nations, the Carnegie Corporation, and the World Bank. His wife is Emily M. Cohen C’81.
Steven M. Stoll W’89, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the lacrosse team. His brother is Jeffrey R. Stoll C’90, and his sister is Debbi Stoll Stern C’93, who is married to Brian A. Stern C’93.
Dr. Terri L. Whittington V’89, Ocean City, MD, a retired veterinarian; Oct. 10, 2022.
Daniel A. Loeb GAr’90, Cambridge, MA, an architect and middle school math teacher for students with learning differences; June 24.
Dr. Christopher D. Miller C’90 W’90, Winter Haven, FL, a retired endocrinologist; Jan. 18.
Kristen L. Collodi-Black W’91, New Kensington, PA, an auditor for an electrical supply company; July 3. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
Maria K. Wolf C’91, Ardmore, PA, a former coordinator for the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at Penn’s School of Medicine; Jan. 13. Earlier, she served as an administrative coordinator to the dean of Penn’s School of Nursing. As a student at Penn, she was a member of Penn Players and the orchestra. Her mother is Jean Kessler Wolf GFA’93.
Matthew I. Kliegman C’92, Somerset, NJ, an attorney; Oct. 10, 2021.
James F. Cowley GNu’93, Harleysville, PA, a psychiatric nurse at VA Medical Centers in Coatesville, PA, and Philadelphia; Aug. 3.
Mary Patricia McGeehin SW’93, Fair Haven, NJ, former co-owner of a psychotherapy business focusing on children and trauma; Nov. 18, 2022.
Marc E. Becker W’94, New York, senior partner at an investment firm; Aug. 14. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team.
Dr. Robert G. Squillante GM’94, Henrico, VA, an orthopedic spine surgeon; July 2.
Frederick S. “Ted” Fox III G’95 G’04, Cherry Hill, NJ, a retired real estate agent; July 19.
Rev. Felica Scales Shutt C’96, Lawrenceville, GA, July 12. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
John T. Bannon GL’97, Philadelphia, former senior counsel for the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division; June 28, 2022.
Dan Ben-Amos CGS’97, Philadelphia, a former professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations in Penn’s 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.
Gregory W. Piasecki WG’97, Hanover, NH, cofounder of an investment bank, CFO of an aerospace company, and a competitive dragon boat paddler; Aug. 5. One sister is Nicole W. Piasecki WG’89.
Kerry D. Schutt WAM’97, Johnson City, TN, July 1.
Paul Shinn C’97 CGS’00, Adamstown, MD, a group leader at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health; Nov. 17.
Thomas Wallerstein L’99, San Francisco, a trial attorney; June 16.
Stacey M. McMorrow C’00 GrW’09, Katonah, NY, a former senior research associate for the Urban Institute, an economic and social policy research nonprofit; Jan. 23.
Jennifer Santa Maria McAtee GEd’01, Spring Hill, FL, a teacher at a preparatory school; Jan. 12.
Dr. Craig A. Storm GM’02, Lebanon, NH, a physician; July 6.
Michael S. Gorman WG’03, Chicago, CEO of an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center; June 26.
Roslyn Scheier Lieberman CGS’07, Philadelphia, June 28.
Ricky R. Sharma C’09 W’09, Pleasanton, CA, cofounder of Adolescent Health Champions, an NGO that trains young people to help their peers navigate health challenges; July 27. His wife is Priya Shankar C’09.
Gregory L. Adams Gr’12, Medford, NJ, associate director of discovery chemistry at Exscientia, a pharmatech company; Jan. 14.
Cameron S. “Cam” Gunter C’14, Brooklyn, NY, an account director at a marketing firm; Jan. 19. At Penn, he was a member of the basketball team.
Andrew D. Lay WG’20, Dyersburg, TN, an engagement manager at a business management consultancy; March 26.
Faculty & Staff
Dan Ben-Amos. See Class of 1997.
Dr. George Bjotvedt. See Class of 1958.
Dr. Robert C. Dreisbach. See Class of 1954.
Janice Colesworthy Egeland. See Class of 1956.
Thomas M. Fogarty. See Class of 1978.
Anthony P. Jannetta. See Class of 1956.
Leszek Z. Kubin, Havertown, PA, a former research professor of animal biology in the department of biomedical sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine; May 26. He joined Penn Vet in 1983 as a research associate in animal biology. After several promotions, he became research professor, specializing in pulmonary and vascular sciences. He conducted research on respiratory, sleep, and metabolic disorders associated with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, as well as homeostatic regulation of sleep, and received many awards. He retired in 2019. His daughter is Katarzyna A. Kubin C’03.
Howard Kunreuther, Philadelphia, the James G. Dinan Professor Emeritus of Operations, Information and Decisions in the Wharton School and codirector emeritus of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Aug. 1. He joined Wharton in 1972, where he became the James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences. In 1985, he founded the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. His research centered on how society can make better decisions in the face of “low probability, high consequence events” like natural disasters, terrorism, and climate change [“Gazetteer,” Jan|Feb 2019 and “Insuring Against Terror,” Jul|Aug 2005.]. His wife is Gail Blender Loeb CW’66, and one child is Laura E. Kunreuther C’91, who is married to Daniel B. Karpowitz C’91.
Kenneth R. Laker, Yardley, PA, a professor emeritus in the department of electrical and systems engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; Aug. 2. He worked at Bell Labs before joining Penn’s faculty in 1984 as a professor and department chair of electrical engineering. In 1990, he became the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Electrical Engineering. He conducted research in mixed mode integrated circuit design and testing, focusing on high-performance, low-power data acquisition, and radio-frequency systems. He retired from Penn in 2016. He served in the US Air Force. One son is Brian T. Laker C’03.
Dr. Paul Todd Makler. See Class of 1943.
Daniel Malamud, New York, a professor emeritus of biochemistry in Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and former chair of his department; June 21. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1977 as an associate professor of biochemistry. In 1984, he was promoted to full professor. His research explored infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and Zika; the biochemistry of saliva; and the development of new diagnostic tools to detect bacterial or viral infections. He developed an anti-HIV drug and a rapid Zika test using a saliva-derived molecule. He left Penn in 2006 to join the faculty of New York University, from which he retired in 2021. His son is Randy Malamud C’83.
James McGann. See Class of 1989.
Dr. Morton E. Melman. See Class of 1944.
Thomas Naff, Philadelphia, a former associate professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) at Penn and the director of Penn’s Middle East Center from 1967 to 1983; Aug. 2. He joined the School of Arts and Sciences in 1967 and, under his leadership, Penn’s Middle Eastern studies programs became one of the most renowned in the country. After stepping down as the Middle East Center’s director in 1983, he continued to teach until retiring in 2002. The department, then known as AMES, endures today as Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), as does the Middle East Center. One son is Clayton F. Naff C’78.
Vivian Weyerhaeuser Piasecki, Haverford, PA, a former University trustee and a member of several advisory boards at Penn; July 10. She became a University trustee in 1991, a role she held until 1996. She served on the Budget & Finance and Student Life committees, as well the boards of the Institute of Aging and Penn Nursing, where she was chair. She also served as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Penn Nursing awarded her its Honorary Alumni Award in 1999. Two children are Gregory W. Piasecki WG’97 and Nicole W. Piasecki WG’89, and two grandchildren are Christina Piasecki C’20 and Otto Alexander Bismarck Piasecki C’23.
Randall N. Pittman, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of pharmacology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; May 27. In 1985, he joined Penn’s faculty as an assistant professor of pharmacology. He rose up the ranks, eventually becoming full professor in 2000. At Penn, he headed an award-winning research laboratory where he specialized in neuropharmacology and researched cures for Parkinson’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and more. He won the School of Medicine award for distinguished teaching in 1995. He retired in 2013.
Raymond J. Rorke. See Class of 1979.
Stephen S. Shatz, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences; Aug. 1. He joined Penn in 1964 as an assistant professor, becoming full professor in 1969. He served as the chair of the mathematics department from 1983 to 1986. He retired in 2006 but continued to conduct mathematical research and teach.
Anna M. Swope. See Class of 1952.
Peter Whinnery, Lansdowne, PA, a longtime tech advisor to student performing arts groups and a lecturer in the theater arts and English departments of the School of Arts and Sciences; Aug. 25, 2022. He came to Penn in 1982 as a temporary shop supervisor in Irvine Auditorium and nine months later was hired full time. He came to hold great influence in Student Performing Arts, helping design the Performing Arts Council’s wood shop at 41st and Walnut Streets when it moved out of Irvine Auditorium, and building sets for dozens of productions for various student groups. He became a beloved figure on campus, teaching students how to use intimidating tools and working through time crunches to get sets ready for productions’ opening nights [“Gazetteer,” Mar|Apr 2019]. Between 1985 and 2018, he also taught courses in theater arts (specifically in lighting, scene, and costume design) and in English, both in the School of Arts and Sciences and in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. He retired in 2018.
Ellen Bailey Witsch. See Class of 1979.
Maria K. Wolf. See Class of 1991.
Jay N. Zemel, Elkins Park, PA, the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Sensor Technologies in Penn’s department of electrical and systems engineering; July 20. In 1966, he joined Penn’s faculty in what was then known as the Moore School of Electrical Engineering as the RCA Professor of Solid State Electronics. His career at Penn spanned nearly 60 years and was dedicated to work in sensors, sensor systems, and thin films. In 1969, he was selected to direct the new Solid State Electronics Lab at the Moore School, which was later reorganized to the Center for Sensor Technologies. He chaired the department of electrical engineering from 1972 to 1977. He was named the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Sensor Technologies in 1994, and he retired in 1996. His children are Alan R. Zemel C’76 G’76, Andrea M. Zemel CGS’84 GFA’91, and Babette S. Zemel C’79 G’85 Gr’89, who is married to Dr. Jon A. Shapiro M’82. His grandchildren include Aaron M. Shapiro C’08 G’09 Gr’18 and Jessica R. Shapiro GEd’22.