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Dortha Brown Savage HUP’42, La Grange, KY, a retired nurse; Feb. 6, 2022, at 104. She served in the US Navy during World War II.


Dr. David H. Hausman C’45, Harrisburg, a pathologist at Pennsylvania Hospital; Sept. 10.

Janet Bowen Siegner Ed’45, Orchard Park, NY, a retired therapist and a clinical assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY Buffalo; Oct. 21, at 100.


Mary “Bette” Suhr Bailey HUP’46, Pennsauken, NJ, retired head nurse and utilization review coordinator at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ; March 20, 2023.


Jerome M. Schlakman W’47, Boca Raton, FL, a retired printing executive; Nov. 8. He served in the US Army during World War II. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. He received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1979 and served as president of the Penn Club of Boston and a member of the General Alumni Board. One son is Robert M. Schlakman W’82, and one grandchild is Andrew Ruben W’09 EAS’09.

Mary Marticelli Visintainer Ed’47, Harrisburg, PA, an administrative assistant in government and broadcasting; Oct. 12.


Joyce Smith Kuntz HUP’48, St. Marys, PA, June 20.


Florence Fuller Hill HUP’49, Fort Loudon, PA, a retired nurse and manager of her family’s shoe business; June 20.

Hugh W. Prettyman EE’49, Wheeling, WV, a retired electrical engineer; Oct. 31, 2023. He served in the US Navy.

Doris Ranieri Sproat CW’49, Bryn Mawr, PA, a pianist and fabric artist; Dec. 26. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Penn Players, WXPN, and the cheerleading team. She was also president of the Penn Panhellenic Alumnae Council. One son is Edward F. “Ward” Sproat III EE’73 G’88.


Suzanne Evans Andrews CW’50, Malvern, PA, an artist and owner of an antique shop; Oct. 20. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Gamma women’s fraternity.

Jack A. Brier W’50, Hillsboro Beach, FL, a former executive at Kleinert’s Incorporated, which makes odor-control clothing; July 20, 2022.


Thomas A. Kirwan Jr. Ar’51, Austin, a corporate long-range planning manager for a commercial architectural aluminum manufacturing business; Jan 16. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the cross country and track teams, where he was an All-American miler. He served in the US Air Force and competed in the 1952 US Olympic trials. One brother is Peter C. Kirwan W’58, and one grandchild is Georgia E. Ray C’21.


Charles S. Ganoe WG’52, Princeton, NJ, a retired banker and consultant; Oct. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.

George A. Seymour Jr. SW’52, Saint Michaels, MD, a retired chief of social work at a hospital; Oct. 2. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Marjorie Fischman Shushan Ed’52, New Orleans, an interior designer; Oct. 7.

William J. Stewart Jr. C’52, Allentown, PA, a retired product developer for Unisys; March 30, 2022. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. His wife is Marian Musgrave Stewart CW’52.


John F. Cox W’53 WG’59, Myrtle Beach, SC, owner of a real estate company; Oct. 7. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Glee Club, Mask & Wig, and the Choral Society. One brother is Harvey G. Cox C’51.

Ida Perlman Goffin DH’53, Boca Raton, FL, a retired dental hygienist; Dec. 16. One son is David R. Goffin C’90.

Warren S. Lexton W’53, Sarasota, FL, co-owner of a real estate firm; Nov. 15. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon fraternity. His son is Michael L. Lexton W’79, who is married to Cheryl Orentreich Lexton C’79, and one grandchild is Scott R. Lexton C’11.

Nancy Balchunas Litwin HUP’53 Nu’53, Willow Street, PA, a retired director of nursing at a hospital; Oct. 31. Earlier in her career, she taught nursing at Penn.

Arnold Zeitlin C’53, Centreville, VA, a retired foreign correspondent for the Associated Press and United Press International [“Alumni Profiles,” June 1974]; Dec. 26. At Penn, he was a sports editor of the Daily Pennsylvanian. One sister is Myrna Zeitlin Asher Ed’59 CGS’07.


Bernard Borislow C’54 Gr’61, Dunedin, FL, retired executive director of PMHCC, a human service systems management company; Oct. 20. One grandchild is Daniel N. Borislow W’18.

Dr. Vahe “Gary” Garabedian GM’54, Endwell, NY, a retired ophthalmologist; Oct. 25. He served in the US Air Force.

Mary Conneely Gorka HUP’54, Glenside, PA, a former emergency room nurse who later practiced holistic nursing; Sept. 28.

Dr. Alan G. Harquail Jr. D’54 GD’60, Annapolis, MD, a retired oral surgeon; Oct. 12. He served in the US Navy as a dentist during the Korean War.

Ben F. Kaito L’54, Honolulu, a retired lawyer and former city councilmember; Sept. 1. He served in the US Military Intelligence Corps.

Paul B. Venuto C’54 Gr’62, Yardley, PA, a retired research chemist for Mobil Oil; Oct. 7. At Penn, he was a member of the fencing team.

Roberta Kravitz Weissman Ed’54, Los Angeles, Aug. 10, 2022.

Charles M. “Chick” Young Jr. W’54, Brighton, MI, a retired accountant; June 5. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.


Marion Adair-Hinds SW’55, State College, PA, a retired professor of sociology at Sinclair Community College; Oct. 11.

Dolores Dreher Coombs Ed’55, Jenkintown, PA, Oct. 13.

Arnold R. Csipo W’55, Edison, NJ, owner of a travel insurance agency; June 17.

Frank S. Locke WG’55, Towson, MD, a retired manufacturing director at Black and Decker; Oct. 8. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

David L. Schreiber W’55, Pittsburgh, Nov. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. His brothers are Harry Schreiber W’63 and Marvin Schreiber W’66, and his son is Daniel Schreiber WG’89.

Ronald H. Weintraub W’55, Oro Valley, AZ, retired CEO of Communication Skill Builders, which created products for people with special needs; Sept. 25. His daughter is Arlene Weintraub Moskowitz C’89. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and WXPN.


Richard L. Goerwitz Jr. C’56 L’59, Bryn Athyn, PA, a retired attorney; Oct. 15. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. One grandson is Alexander D. Ball C’12.

William H. Gruber W’56, Woburn, MA, an organizational theorist and professor at MIT, Boston College, and Northeastern University; Oct. 31. At Penn, he was a member of the squash and lacrosse teams.

Marcia Bryant Holt Nu’56, West Hartford, CT, a nursing instructor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University; Oct. 24.

Harvey A. Krasnegor GAr’56, Springville, PA, June 3, 2022.

Joseph Monaco WG’56, Honolulu, a retired communications specialist for the US Navy; Oct. 2. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Kathleen Kirk Newman CW’56, Woods Hole, MA, a retired librarian and active volunteer; April 29, 2023. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Lawrence M. Rosenthal W’56, New Marlborough, MA, owner of a real estate investment  company; Sept. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Rev. Richard N. Ryley W’56, Lagrangeville, NY, a Methodist pastor; Jan. 7, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.

Dr. Paul J. Suorsa V’56, Slippery Rock, PA, a retired veterinarian and horse breeder; Sept. 27. He served in the US Navy.

George D. Sutherland C’56, Grantham, NH, retired marketing director for a life insurance company; Oct. 8. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Allen Weintraub W’56, Sarasota, FL, retired CEO of an investment brokerage; Oct. 26. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team. One daughter is Jill Weintraub Biros C’82.


William J. Beatty W’57, Arnold, MD, retired deputy secretary of the Department of Banking for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Oct. 12. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Felix S. Budka WEv’57, Columbus, NJ, a retired account manager for Verizon; Oct. 23. He served in the US Marine Corps.

Paul L. Feldman ChE’57 GCh’61, Pawleys Island, SC, a retired air pollution control systems engineer; Dec. 28.

Dr. George Glanzberg W’57 V’74, Jenkintown, PA, a retired veterinarian and operator of a free clinic; Oct. 10. Two children are Michael J. Glanzberg C’87 and Paula A. Glanzberg-Glazier SW’89.

Helen Cox Horan HUP’57, Lawrenceville, GA, a retired nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; March 26.

Edward Kessel C’57 L’60, Springfield, VA, a retired lawyer and lecturer of law at Temple University; Nov. 22, 2022. He served in the US Army Security Agency. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Paul E. MacDonald W’57, Garrett Park, MD, chairman of a life insurance company; Dec. 29, 2022. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Henry T. Paiste III C’57, South Salem, NY, Oct. 27. He worked in advertising for DaimlerChrysler, PepsiCo, and other national firms. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.

Cary H. Rush EE’57 GEE’67, Philadelphia, an engineering manager at PECO Energy; April 27, 2022. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC.

Marian Carrozzino Schneider CW’57, Devon, PA, a retired real estate agent; June 4. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Her children are George J. Schneider III C’81, who is married to Pamela Rolnick Schneider C’81; Sandra M. Schneider C’82; and Marian Schneider Cotsarelis C’84, who is married to Dr. George Cotsarelis C’83 M’87 GM’92.

Carol Johns Shimmel HUP’57, Asheville, NC, a retired nurse; March 23.

Alan Warner W’57, Weston, CT, a retired accountant; March 15.


Margaret “Peggy” Jones Edwards HUP’58, Indiana, PA, a nurse practitioner in obstetrics and gynecology; May 13.

Erich G. Holzapfel C’58, Washington, DC, April 14, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

James H. Jacquette EE’58, Bay Shore, NY, an electrical engineer; March 20.

Ralph S. Levitan W’58, Saint Simons Island, GA, a retired attorney; Jan. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the tennis team.

Gail Watson McDermott CW’58, Rehoboth Beach, DE, June 19. At Penn, she was a member of the lacrosse and field hockey teams.

Evan W. Michener III W’58, Perkasie, PA, owner of a packaging business Oct. 29, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Dr. Jerome Moskowitz C’58, Aventura, FL, a retired gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist; Sept. 28. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. One son is Scott A. Moskowitz C’91 W’91.

Robert L. Pfaltzgraff WG’58 Gr’64, Wayne, PA, an international relations expert who advised government officials on foreign policy and a former assistant professor of political science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Nov. 17. While on Penn’s faculty in the 1960s, he served as an assistant editor of Orbis, the journal of Penn’s Foreign Policy Research Institute. In 1968, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to research political alliances of 19th-century Europe and a year later, he was selected to serve on the Board of Selection of the US Information Agency. In 1971, he accepted a faculty position at Tufts University where he taught for 50 years. One daughter is Suzanne Pfaltzgraff Scheel GEd’97.

Milton F. Sanderson CE’58, Rutland, VT, a retired supervisor for the Vermont Agency of Transportation; Oct. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.


C. Edward Dunmire W’59, Kittanning, PA, a retired bank executive and volunteer firefighter; Oct. 19. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team. One brother is P. Eugene Dunmire W’56.

Alfonso L. Georeno G’59, Mount Laurel, NJ, a retired teacher; May 10. He served in the US Marine Corps.

Phyllis Stein Levitan Ed’59, Saint Jacksonville, FL, a former teacher; Nov. 7, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.

George M. Lewis Jr. WG’59, Spokane, WA, a retired bank executive and a finance professor at Hofstra University; Jan. 18, 2023.

Dr. Alan M. Protzel GD’59, Plainview, NY, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon; June 21.

Dr. Barry S. Savits M’59, New York, a retired surgeon; July 2.

Gilbert W. Schlerf WG’59, Glen Mills, PA, a manager in the packaging and industrial polymers department of DuPont; Oct. 11. He served in the US Army. One son is Jeffrey M. Schlerf C82.

George W. Sharpe Jr. W’59, Vero Beach, FL, a retired advertising executive; Sept. 23. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.


David H. Alven WG’60, Bluffton, SC, a retired stockbroker; March 13.

Phyllis Bloom Beck HUP’60, Brooklyn, NY, a real estate broker; Jan. 9, 2023.

Jane Dickinson Cangalosi MT’60, Staunton, VA, Nov. 2. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Her husband is Davis S. Cangalosi W’60.

Dr. Larry A. Fryer C’60 M’64, Dresher, PA, Feb. 14, 2022. His wife is Sandra Hoffman Fryer CW’62, and two children are Beth Fryer Blumberg EAS’88 and Dr. Eric J. Fryer M’90 GM’91.

Louis S. Glass W’60, Wynnewood, PA, a land use management consultant; Oct. 7. He served in the US Army.

William F. Holmes Gr’60, Tucson, AZ, 2023. He worked at the University of Arizona on the development of therapeutic radiation for the treatment of cancer.

Robert E. Menzer C’60, Gulf Breeze, FL, a professor emeritus of toxicology at the University of Maryland and a retired director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s water resources laboratory in Gulf Breeze, FL; Sept. 5.

William H. “Bill” Murray EE’60 GEE’68, Wynnewood, PA, an intellectual property lawyer; Oct. 29. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Steven D. Oppenheim W’60, Harrison, NY, an attorney; Feb. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity and the lacrosse team. His children include Laura A. Oppenheim C’91 and Michael E. Oppenheim C’93.

Dr. Richard M. Robb M’60 GM’64, Brookline, MA, retired chief of ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital; Nov. 6. His daughter is Dr. Erica R. Thaler GM’95, and one grandchild is Eliza L. Thaler W’22.


Dr. William D. Dwyer C’61 D’69, Falls Church, VA, a dentist; Nov. 22. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, ROTC, and the soccer team.

Dr. Richard J. Freiheit D’61, Palm City, FL, a retired dentist; July 13, 2022. He served in the US Air Force.

Daniel B. Litwin C’61, Newtown Square, PA, an attorney and co-owner of a real estate asset management firm; June 21. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Philip Pressel GME’61, Lincoln, MA, a mechanical engineer; Oct. 18. His daughter is Linda Pressel Rosenberg W’93.

Marcia Riesz HUP’61, Venice, FL, Aug. 9.


Richard F. Kotz W’62 L’65, Glencoe, IL, a corporate and securities attorney; March 5. One son is Kenneth N. Kotz C’89.

Thomas E. Means WG’62, New Berlin, WI, Feb. 8, 2022.

Barry Satlow C’62, Boulder, CO, a retired lawyer and former assistant attorney general for Colorado; Sept. 16. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Ralph H. Stamm EF’62, Denver, PA, Dec. 22. He formerly worked in the molly fasteners division of Black & Decker. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.


Carole E. Handler GCP’63 L’75, Beverly Hills, CA, an intellectual property lawyer and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California; Oct. 22, 2023.

Dr. Robert A. Howarth V’63, San Antonio, a retired colonel in the US Army Veterinary Corps; Oct. 11. He later became co-owner of a diner.

Phyllis Rusinowitz Karel DH’63, Los Altos, CA, a former dental hygienist; Feb. 19.

John P. Z. Kent W’63, New York, a retired executive at Verizon; June 6. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the squash and tennis teams.

James A. “Jim” Michelson W’63, Bloomfield Hills, MI, chairman of an advertising company; July 26. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and WXPN. His son is James A. “Jamie” Michelson Jr. W’87, who is married to Beth Berman Michelson C’87; and two grandchildren are Rebecca L. Michelson EAS’16 GEng’16 and Brooke S. Michelson W’17.

David Soloway W’63, Wellington, FL, president and managing director of the executive search firm Madison Group; June 24. At Penn, he was a member of WXPN. One son is Daniel Howard Soloway C’95.


Samuel L. Baily III Gr’64, Medford, MA, professor emeritus of Latin American history at Rutgers University; March 3.

William J. Callahan W’64, Summit, NJ, a retired sales executive for a financial services company; March 22. He served in the Massachusetts National Guard. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the soccer and tennis teams.

Dr. Paul B. Jennings Jr. V’64 GV’70, Plainfield, IL, a retired colonel in the US Army Veterinary Corps; October 23. His wife is Barbara Booth Jennings DH’62, and one daughter is Carol A. Jennings C’92.

Michael H. Levin C’64, Washington, DC, a lawyer, environmental policy expert, poet, and longtime contributor to the Pennsylvania Gazette; Jan. 2. At Penn he was a member of Penn Players, the squash team, and a recipient of the Thouron Award. His wife is Nora Jean Bieler Levin CW’65 G’66, and one son is Jeremy B. Levin C’93.

Geraldine Savidge Martin Nu’64, Ocean View, NJ, a former professor at Gloucester County College; Sept. 28.

Jacob Nogi W’64 L’67, Dunmore, PA, an attorney specializing in labor, trusts and estates, and real estate law; Dec. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. His daughter is Jennifer Nogi C’98.


David R. Barker C’65, Grand Rapids, MI, cofounder of a management consulting company and a former diplomat for the United Nations Development Programme, serving as deputy residential representative in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Jakarta, Indonesia; May 13, 2022.

Dr. Eric B. Bell V’65, Bowdon, Altrincham, UK, a retired reader in immunology at the University of Manchester in England; June 1, 2022.

Harry K. Eng C’65, Millburn, NJ, Feb. 13, 2023. He held a leadership position at the Organization of Chinese Americans Long Island chapter, which provides scholarships and social gatherings for young Asian Americans. One daughter is Donna J. Eng C’86.

Dr. Ronald E. Feldman C’65 GM’73, Escondido, CA, a gastroenterologist; Sept. 14. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Janice Hartung Lewis-Cameron PT’65, Fort Myers, FL, July 1, 2022.

Dr. Edgar P. Nace M’65, Dallas, a psychiatrist specializing in addictions; Sept. 23. He served in the US Army Medical Corps.

Paulette Lemay Peters L’65, Durham, NC, an attorney; Feb. 22, 2022.

Dr. Donovan B. Reinke M’65, Minnetonka, MN, a professor of radiology at the University of Minnesota; Oct. 19.

James R. Westkott GCP’65 GFA’67, Cumberland, RI, retired chief demographer for the State of Colorado; Oct. 26.


Nathan J. Bayer C’66, Washington, DC, retired associate general counsel for special assets for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; March 19, 2023. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity, the fencing team, and the Pennsylvania Punch Bowl humor magazine. His wife is Leslie Maddin Bayer CW’68, one stepdaughter is Amanda S. Scott C’97, and one sister is Felicia “Jody” Bayer GNu’88.

David R. Bowen Gr’66, Royal Oak, MI, a former professor at Wayne State University; Aug. 4, 2022.

Marta Cavallo Bunge Gr’66, Brooklyn, NY, professor emeritus of mathematics at McGill University; Oct. 25, 2022.

George S. Douglas C’66 GAr’69, Omaha, NE, a retired architect; Oct. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Penn Players, and the Glee Club.

Moreau P. “Reau” Estes V WG’66, Saint Augustine, FL, a former economist at an investment bank; Oct. 20.

David W. Grow WG’66, Keswick, VA, a retired financial planner at American Express; Sept. 24. He served in the US Navy.

John R. Hagerty WG’66, Chester, MD, Oct. 16. He retired from IBM. He served in the US Navy.

James E. Hanlon Jr. Ed’66, Peabody, MA, a retired manufacturing engineer manager for General Electric; Oct. 3. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Edmund H. Mantell G’66 Gr’72, Scarsdale, NY, a professor of corporate finance at Pace University and a forensic economic consultant; Oct. 26. His wife is Nancy Holstein Mantell CW’66 G’69 Gr’73.

Cynthia Cassel Phillips CW’66, Reading, PA, director of corporate training for Boscov’s Department Stores; Oct. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. One brother is Thomas A. V. Cassel ME’68 GME’73 Gr’79.

Richard L. Read PT’66, Cherry Hill, NJ, a physical therapist specializing in diagnostic electromyography; Oct. 11. His wife is Mary Schmidt Read PT’77.

Norman S. Solomon W’66 WG’67, La Jolla, CA, an accountant who also taught part-time at San Diego State and other universities; Oct. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. His wife is Judith Leibert Solomon CW’69.

Cengiz Yetken GAr’66, Oak Park, IL, a retired architect, author, and professor of architecture at a number of universities in the US and Turkey; Sept. 24. Earlier in his career, he was on the faculty of architecture at Penn.


Philip J. Copple WG’67, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, a retired engineering executive; June 4. As a student at Penn, he received the Thouron Award.

Dr. Donald T. Dockstader D’67, Exton, PA, a retired dentist; Nov. 28, 2022. He served in the US Army.

Edward P. Ferry III WG’67, Mill Valley, CA, a retired builder of custom homes; September 18. He served in the US Navy.

Judith Woodward Milne GEd’67, Malvern, PA, a retired high school math teacher; Oct. 16.

H. James “Jim” Pickerstein C’67, Fairfield, CT, a retired attorney; Aug. 30, 2022. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant United States attorney in Connecticut. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Dr. John H. Valentine M’67 GM’74, Penllyn, PA, a retired psychiatrist; Aug. 7, 2022. He served in the US Army as a physician during the Vietnam War. His son is John Andrew Valentine L’97.

Ann Bolbach White Gr’67, Roanoke, VA, a former history teacher and dean at a high school; Sept. 29.

Dr. John K. Wiley M’67 GM’68, Chapel Hill, NC, May 31.


Salvatore C. “Sal” Catania GEE’68, Hollis, NH, a retired information technology consultant; July 30, 2023. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

James W. Kenney GEE’68, Broomall, PA, head mechanical engineer at Drummond Scientific Company; Nov. 14, 2022. His wife is Sandra R. Bates-Kenney Gr’74, and one son is Douglas A. Kenney W’09.

Vivian Loncoske Willson GEd’68, Morristown, NJ, a retired high school English and history teacher; September 10, 2022. One sister is Carolyn A. Lowther CW’68 WG’76, and her daughter is Kathryn T. Willson C’01.


David B. Harper GCP’69, Oberlin, OH, an artist and former land user planner who also taught at the School of Landscape and Architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Aug. 10.

James O. Kruhly C’69, Philadelphia, an architect, artist, and teacher, who was a visiting professor of architecture at Penn; Oct. 17. His children are Madeleine L. Kruhly C’13 and Alexander O. Kruhly C’13.

Henrietta Pfuelb Liberi Nu’69, West Chester, PA, retired director of the School of Practical Nursing at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; June 25.

Charles A. “Rago” Pappas C’69, Berkeley, CA, an author and poet who published more than 10 books with Regent Press; Sept. 13, 2022. He spent 49 years as a quadriplegic, following a shooting and robbery in Philadelphia in 1973. Finding some relief in medical marijuana, he was also chairman of the Berkeley Marijuana Commission for eight years.

Hugh L. Quinn L’69, Hilton Head, SC, an attorney; Oct. 15.

Carl B. Shulman C’69, Taos, NM, a ski instructor; Sept. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the football team.

Donna S. Wolf-Palacio CW’69, Cinnaminson, NJ, a poet and former senior staff psychotherapist and supervisor at Pennsylvania Hospital [“Essays,” Jul|Aug 2009]; Dec. 4, 2022.

Andrew D. Zeitlin EE’69, Vienna, VA, a former engineer for the Mitre Corporation, a not-for-profit research and development organization supporting US government agencies in aviation, defense, and other fields; June 4. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Rho fraternity and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. One daughter is Samantha Zeitlin C’97. His wife is Elaine Glick Zeitlin CW’70, who died Nov. 8 (see Class of 1970).


Robert A. Albanese WG’70, Portsmouth, RI, a retired project manager for Fidelity; Sept. 21.

R. Daniel Disalvi GrEd’70, Union, NJ, professor emeritus of psychology at Kean University; Oct. 3. He served in the US Army.

Kenneth L. Giberson Jr. WG’70, San Antonio, an accountant; Sept. 24. He served in the US Air Force for 31 years.

William H. Hernandez W’70, Pittsburgh, chief finance officer of a paint and coating manufacturing company; Jan. 14, 2023. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. One daughter is Lisa Hernandez C’97 L’01, and his brother is Robert M. Hernandez WG’68.

Gillian Widdowson Kerr GL’70, Ballynahinch, County Down, UK, July 25, 2022.

Myles T. “Tom” McDonald SW’70, Philadelphia, an administrator for Medical Fund Advisors, which administers trusts established by the US government for severely injured individuals; June 4. He served in the US Army Adjutant General Corps.

C. E. Stewart Patrick WG’70, Walnut Creek, CA, retired human resources director for Saint-Gobain, which manufactures building materials; Oct. 19.

Dr. Elliott N. Perla C’70, Fair Lawn, NJ, a former professor of clinical medicine at New York Medical College; May 26, 2022.

Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia C’70, Dresher, PA, senior rabbi emeritus at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, NJ; Sept. 29. His wife is Judith Glassburg Wisnia GEd’70.

Elaine Glick Zeitlin CW’70, Vienna, VA, a former programmer and analyst; Nov. 8. One daughter is Samantha Zeitlin C’97. Her husband is Andrew D. Zeitlin EE’69, who died June 4 (see Class of 1969).


Dr. Christopher C. Barton V’71, Marietta, PA, a large animal veterinarian; Oct. 25.

Dr. Andrew J. Breslin V’71, Lenox, MA, a veterinarian specializing in surgery, dermatology, and orthopedics; Oct. 29.

Brian J. Connors C’71 GEd’72, Aberdeen, MD, an accountant; Nov. 16, 2022. His brother is Steven J. Connors C’74.

Stephen Crawford WG’71, Derwood, MD, a former research professor at George Washington University; May 2022. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Davidson Taylor Gordon GL’71, Rye, NY, a retired attorney; March 8.

James L. Grubbs WG’71, Venice, FL, a former executive at Citibank; Jan. 5, 2023. He served in the US Army.

Alima Dolores J. Reardon GEd’71, Philadelphia, a former teacher; Nov. 30.

Dr. George W. Volpetti Jr. GM’71, Dallas, PA, a retired general and vascular surgeon and owner of a power sports dealership; Oct. 14.


David J. Gorra G’72 WG’74, Coral Springs, FL, a former executive at the New York Heart Center, a medical clinic; Aug. 6, 2022.

Harrison B. “Biff” Wetherill Jr. L’72, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; Oct. 17. He served in the US Marine Corps. His sister is Wendy W. Hughes PT’80.


Robert H. Carlson WG’73, Saint Paul, MN, co-CEO of Reell Precision Manufacturing, which makes products for engineering; Oct. 22. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Marie Jacobus Hertzig Gr’73, Greenwich, CT, president of the Greenwich Scholarship Association; March 20, 2022. She also taught first-year English courses at Penn for several years. Her husband is Melvin R. Hertzig W’66 WG’67.

Robert C. Knapp Gr’73, Oakland, CA, professor emeritus of classics and of ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology at UC Berkeley; Sept. 17.

Edward J. McManus WEv’73, Margate, NJ, a retired cost analyst for L3 Communications, which supplied communications products for the aerospace and defense industries; June 16.

Robert L. Nefsky C’73, Lincoln, NE, a lawyer specializing in insurance regulation; Nov. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Walter J. Schoppe GEE’73, San Diego, retired deputy director of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center; Sept. 23.


Richard J. Hollingsworth GEE’74, Concord, MA, an executive at various large corporations and startups; Oct. 8.

Marie Farano McBride Nu’74, Prospect Park, PA, a retired nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Nov. 27, 2021.

Timothy D. Smith C’74, Richmond, VA, cofounder of a residential design-build firm; Dec. 2. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team.

Thomas C. Tritschler Gr’74, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, professor emeritus of art at the University of Guelph; Sept. 8. He served in the US Army.


Medford J. Brown III L’75, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired medical malpractice defense attorney; Sept. 16.

Dr. Michael V. Coseriu C’75, Cleveland, an ophthalmologist; Oct. 27. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.

Robert D. Hahn GEE’75, Ambler, PA, a retired engineering manager at Honeywell and a financial planner; Jan. 14, 2022.


James J. O’Reilly Nu’78, Hudson, FL, a retired nurse; June 8. One sister is Mary E. O’Reilly-Knapp Nu’66, GNu’74.

Don P. Palermo WEv’78, Ridley Park, PA, a contract administrator at defense contractor Raytheon; Oct. 17.

John R. Suter GAr’78, Haddonfield, NJ, retired director of quality at an architecture firm; Oct. 11.


Dr. John T. Irwin GM’79, Yardley, PA, an orthopedic surgeon; Oct. 2, 2022.


Leonard E. Ferguson CGS’80, Philadelphia, a retired probation officer; Dec. 6, 2022.

Dr. Mohammad Ghaemi GM’80, Royal Oak, MI, a retired physician; May 12.

Shirley M. Leininger WEv’80, Philadelphia, a retired bank executive; Feb. 16, 2023.

William D. Wong C’80, Port Washington, NY, a former administrator at Adelphi University; July 21, 2022.


Edith Hahn Lundquist Nu’81 GNu’83, Albany, NY, a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specialized in treating children and adolescents; April 15, 2022. At Penn, she was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Bruce Rosenblum C’81, Somerville, MA, a former executive for Atypon, an online publishing platform; Dec. 13. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Janet Burcin Sala Nu’81, Royal Palm Beach, FL, a former manager at St. Mary’s Medical Center; Oct. 24.

Barbara Benely Schindler W’81, Westport, CT, Nov. 23, 2022. Her husband is Greg S. Schindler W’81.

Harry B. Van Sciver C’81, Cape Cod, MA, president of Whitebriar Financial, a receivables financing corporation; Jan 8. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and drummer for the rock n’ roll band The Limit. His wife is Margaret Greenfield Van Sciver W’82 C’82, and his children are Sarah Van Sciver Melnick C’14, Han G. Van Sciver C’14, Rebecca G. Van Sciver C’17, and Mariah H. Van Sciver C’23. One sibling is Chance M. Van Sciver W’92.


Dr. James H. Davis M’82, Lancaster, PA, an anesthesiologist; Oct. 31.

Eva D. K. Orlow GEd’82, San Jose, CA, June 19.


Richard M. Shupak EE’84, Kirkland, WA, a research software development engineer for Microsoft; Sept. 17.


Lisa Block Cohen C’85, Brentwood, CA, a management consultant and strategic planner for healthcare businesses; Nov. 7. At Penn, she was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian. Her husband is Jeffrey H. Cohen W’85, and one son is Justin B. Cohen C’15.


Dr. Jocelyn Lee Bezner V’86, Hutchinson Island, FL, a primate expert and chief veterinarian for Save the Chimps, a sanctuary for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the pet trade, and the entertainment industry; Sept. 17, 2022.

Christopher J. Blake C’86, San Jose, CA, May 10.

Timothy R. Martin WG’86, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, June 11.


Alexis C. Jones W’88, Middletown, DE, former owner of a financial advisory firm; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Dr. Jon Eric Popovich M’88, Mill Hall, PA, a physician at a VA medical center; Oct. 16. He served in the US Air Force.


Kate Anne Herrod WG’90, Fort Collins, CO, former human resources chief for Ashoka, a nonprofit that supports social entrepreneurship; March 19, 2023.

Katherine F. Laird C’90, Amherst, MA, Oct. 4, 2022. As a student at Penn, she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Her father is Campbell Laird, professor emeritus in materials science and engineering at Penn Engineering.

Rev. David K. Louder C’90, Windber, PA, a Lutheran pastor and former campus minister at Western Michigan University; Oct. 20. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Carol Romano Twomey GNu’90 GNC’94, Doylestown, PA, a nurse practitioner; Nov. 15, 2022. From 1998 to 2010, she was lead nurse practitioner for the cardio-thoracic step-down (post-surgery) unit at Penn Medicine.


Dr. Allison J. Styne W’91, Roslyn, NY, an obstetrician-gynecologist; June 5. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her brother is Joshua M. Styne C’99.


Michael S. Heiser G’92, Jacksonville, FL, a Bible scholar, author, podcaster, and executive director of the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry at Celebration Church; Feb. 20, 2023.


Derek J. Kittle CGS’93, Arlington, VA, May 2, 2022. At Penn, he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Cheryl L. Neisser-Frankson GNu’93 Gr’03 GNu’15, Warminster, PA, an advanced senior lecturer in Penn Nursing’s department of biobehavioral and health science; Oct. 9. She was a teaching assistant at Penn Nursing from 1991 to 2000. In 2004, she joined the faculty full-time as a lecturer; she was promoted to advanced senior lecturer in 2017.


Helen B. “Brad” Foster Gr’94, Saint Paul, MN, a former special education teacher; Sept. 15, 2022.

Michael R. Kelsen L’94 G’99, Merion Station, PA, an attorney; May 24, 2022.

John P. O’Sullivan GEx’94, Kutztown, PA, a metallurgical engineer and a manager at Western Electric; Feb. 20, 2023.


Dr. Guy R. Hammond V’96, Bath, NY, a veterinarian; Oct. 7, 2022.

Beth Smith White WEv’96, Philadelphia, president and managing member of the Wissahickon Stone Quarry and co-owner and general manager of a wellness spa; Oct. 19, 2022. She also served as CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Ronaldo F. B. Peralta WG’97, Muntinlupa City, Philippines, a bank executive; Oct. 19, 2022. His wife is Feliza Abella Peralta WG’97, and his children include Catherine Feli Peralta C’16 W’16, Eduardo Noel Xavier Abella Peralta C’21, and Jacob Ronaldo A. Peralta W’26.

Rebecca Lubove Sender CGS’97, Blue Bell, PA, a former arts administrator and founder of a shipping and logistics business; Dec. 10, 2022.


Walter E. Doll Jr. WAM’98, The Villages, FL, a retired executive at Delta Airlines; July 24.

Thomas F. Robinson G’98, Paoli, PA, a railroad auditor in the office of the Inspector General Revenue Protection; Oct. 16. He served in the US Army.


Ephraim Lenka Dewa WG’02, Las Vegas, chairman of WSN GlobAF, which focused on progressing global and local communities in Nigeria, and an adjunct professor at a number of colleges; Oct. 9.


Josh R. Hardin C’03, Newark, NJ, Sept. 27, 2021. His mother is Joan Rothchild Hardin Gr’75.


Joshua A. Kruger C’04, Philadelphia, a freelance journalist in Philadelphia who previously worked in city government; Oct. 2.


Tara J. Boehm CGS’06, Philadelphia, a Philadelphia Treatment Court case manager; Sept. 18.


Dr. Karen Hook GM’08 GM’11, Plainville, CT, associate professor of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University; Oct. 29.


Jason T. Robinson C’11, Atlanta, an insurance lawyer; June 5. His parents are Dr. Murray D. Robinson C’81 M’85 and Georgia E. Robinson GNu’83.


Raymond Davies LPS’12, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 2021.


Page E. Masonson C’14, Derwood, MD, a graphic designer, custom picture framer, art gallery host, and self-taught silversmith who owned a jewelry business; Aug. 15. At Penn, she was music director of Keynotes a cappella group and a member of the University choir.


Adrienne Ricks LPS’19, Pennsauken, NJ, a former student information coordinator in Penn Nursing’s Office of Academic Affairs; Oct. 24. In 1989, she joined Penn’s staff as a temporary employee in Student Health; she became a clerk in the same department in 1993. Four years later, she joined Penn Admissions, and in 2000, she moved to the School of Nursing, where she served as a student information coordinator until retiring from Penn in 2021.

William M. Tuseth C’19, Crookston, MN, a restaurant chef; Oct. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.


Megan L. Fletcher SPP’22, Lancaster, PA, a social worker; Sept. 10.


Natalie Kim V’26, Bryn Mawr, PA, Oct. 24.

Faculty & Staff

J. Scott Armstrong, Haverford, PA, professor emeritus of marketing at the Wharton School; Sept. 28. He joined Wharton’s faculty as an assistant professor in the department of marketing in 1968, moving through the ranks to full professor in 1998. He was internationally recognized for his expertise in forecasting, which is the use of historical data to predict future trends. He held 24 international visiting appointments at 17 universities, founded the Journal of Forecasting, and published four books, among other achievements. He retired in 2020.

Dr. Luis Blasco GM’74 CGS’07, Merion Station, PA, a pioneer in infertility treatment and a professor emeritus in the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Oct. 23. At Penn, he was a Ford Foundation Research Fellow in reproductive biology, and when he completed his residency in 1971, he was hired as a postdoctoral trainee in the School of Medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynecology. Three years later, he joined the department’s tenure track as an assistant professor. In 1986, he became a full professor, and in 1994 he became the Nancy and Richard Wolfson Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He conducted pivotal research and served on the Penn in vitro fertilization team that performed one of the earliest IVF pregnancies in the US. He retired in 2005.

Joan DeJean, Philadelphia, Trustee Professor Emerita of Romance Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences and renowned scholar of 17th- and 18th-century French literature; Dec. 2. She started teaching at Penn in 1974 and received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1977. She then taught French literature at Princeton and Yale before returning in 1988 to Penn as the Trustee Professor of Romance Languages, with affiliations in English and women’s studies. She remained at Penn from 1988 until her retirement in 2021. The author of 12 books, she was recognized with numerous honors and awards for her work on women’s writing, the history of sexuality, the development of the novel, and material culture. She was profiled in “Slouching Toward Elegance” in the Gazette’s Mar|Apr 2011 issue and was most recently featured in these pages for her role, arising from her 2022 book Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast, in helping John Guttmann C’75’s family discover the stories behind the people in a centuries-old family portrait [“Arts,” Mar|Apr 2023].

Claire Mintzer Fagin Hon’94. See Gazetteer, this issue.

Jorge F. Ferrer, Chestertown, MD, emeritus professor of microbiology at Penn Vet; Aug. 5. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1969 as an associate professor of pathobiology at the New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large animal hospital in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1972, he became an associate professor of microbiology; and then, in 1975, a full professor of clinical studies. In 1977, he was named director of Penn’s Comparative Leukemia Studies Unit. His research in the viral oncology section of the leukemia unit provided a number of breakthroughs concerning the etiology and pathogenesis of bovine leukemia and dispelled false notions about the disease that had persisted for decades. During the 1990s, his research into the effects of virus HTLV-1 on a group of lambs was investigated for failing to meet safety guidelines. Committee findings resulted in sanctions being imposed, and he filed a lawsuit against the University in 1992. After a verdict and multiple appeals, he was awarded $2.9 million in 2003 after a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He retired from Penn in 2010. One son is Sebastian Ferrer C’87.

Dr. David H. Hausman. See Class of 1945.

Marie Jacobus Hertzig. See Class of 1973.

Marcia Bryant Holt. See Class of 1956.

Helen Cox Horan. See Class of 1957.

Dr. Sidney M. Kobrin, Bala Cynwyd, PA, the medical director of the fresenius dialysis unit in Penn Medicine and an associate professor of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine; Oct. 30. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1989 as a lecturer in the division of renal electrolyte and hypertension. In 1992, he became an assistant professor, and in 1996, an associate professor, a position he held until his death. In 2010, he earned Penn Medicine’s I. S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award. His children are Lara G. Kobrin C’08 and Dr. Dale M. Kobrin M’19.

James O. Kruhly. See Class of 1969.

Nancy Balchunas Litwin. See Class of 1953.

Cheryl L. Neisser-Frankson. See Class of 1993.

Robert L. Pfaltzgraff. See Class of 1958.

Adrienne Ricks. See Class of 2019.

Anita Arrow Summers, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus of economics in the Wharton School and a leading expert in public policy; Oct. 22. She came to the Wharton School as a research associate at the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center in 1979. In 1982, she became a professor of legal studies and, a year later, the founding chair of what is now known as the department of business economics and public policy (which she recalled in a letter to the Gazette published online shortly before her death [“Letters,” Nov|Dec 2023]). During the 1980s, she held a secondary position in the School of Nursing. After retiring from Penn in 1991, she continued to teach in Wharton’s MBA program until 2005 and worked in Wharton’s Dean’s office until 2012. She was an innovative and sought-after researcher. Her 1977 paper, “Do Schools Make a Difference?” first published in the American Economic Review, was the first to suggest that school-specific inputs are the best metric of individual schools’ education quality, and colleagues lauded that paper as ahead of its time. She researched the economic changes taking place in southeastern Pennsylvania as it transitioned away from heavy industry, mainly shipbuilding, and wrote several books, including Economic Development Within the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (1987), with Thomas F. Luce, and Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy (1999), with two coauthors.

Donna S. Wolf-Palacio. See Class of 1969.

Cengiz Yetken. See Class of 1966.

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