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1943

Herbert L. Shapiro W’43, Maplewood, NJ, a retired lawyer, developer, and banker; Nov. 19, at 100. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. One granddaughter is Jennie R. Ripps C’03.

1944

Dr. William R. Stevenson C’44 M’47, Audubon, NJ, a retired missionary doctor; Oct. 29, at 101. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

1946

Rev. Fitzhugh M. Legerton C’46, Black Mountain, NC, a retired pastor and assistant to the president for church relations at Warren Wilson College; Feb. 7. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. One son is John C. Legerton GAr’70.

Edythe Taylor Sweeney CW’46, Norristown, PA, a retired clinical psychologist; April 10. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

1947

Marjorie A. Rapp CW’47, Ambler, PA, a retired production artist at a publishing company; Nov. 6. At Penn, she was a member of the softball team.

Yola Garufi Stagliano Ed’47, Sicklerville, NJ, a former high school Spanish teacher and tutor; June 25. One son is David A. Stagliano C’77.

1948

Dr. James L. Dannenberg D’48, a former professor of endodontics and pediatric dentistry at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; Dec. 17. He joined Penn’s faculty after his military service and taught children’s dentistry. He was promoted in 1971 to associate professor of periodontics and seven years later became a clinical professor. He was also an associate dentist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and had a private practice in Center City. He retired from Penn in 1999. He served in the US Army as a dentist during the Korean War. One niece is Dr. Arlene Dannenberg Bowes D’77, a retired assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Penn Dental Medicine.

David V. Wachs W’48, Penn Valley, PA, cofounder of Charming Shoppes Incorporated and a mobile home park company; Dec. 19. He was a veteran of World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One son is Michael Wachs CGS’82, and one grandchild is Adam L. Wachs W’15.

1949

Mary Louise Lobaugh Curry DH’49, Glenshaw, PA, a retired dental hygienist; Dec. 5.

Elliot S. Jaffe W’49, Stamford, CT, founder and CEO of Dress Barn and a philanthropist; Nov. 29. He and his wife established the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe History of Art Building as well as a professorship in the cinema studies department at Penn. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian, and he was a Franklin Scholar. Two sons are Richard E. Jaffe C’79 G’79 and David R. Jaffe C’81 W’81, and three grandchildren are Alexandra C. Jaffe C’14, Spencer J. Jaffe C’16 WG’23, and Laurel C. Jaffe C’20. 

Gloria Levin Le Cuyer Ed’49, Margate and Linwood, NJ, a retired educator with the Atlantic City Board of Education and past program coordinator for Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Dec. 5, 2022. She was also a pioneering member of the Head Start early education program in the mid-’60s. Her son is Adam Grey Le Cuyer C’84.   

Catherine “Kay” Hinckle Ricciardelli G’49 Gr’66, Peoria, IL, a retired anthropology professor at Bradley University; Dec. 19.


1951

Philip D. Arben W’51, East Lansing, MI, a retired professor at Central Michigan University; July 29, 2022.

Joanne Z. McCartney HUP’51 Nu’51, Bonita Springs, FL, a retired teacher of obstetrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Nov. 12.

John W. Morris G’51, Indianapolis, a retired high school history teacher; Nov. 29. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Joyce Barnett Unger DH’51, Oro Valley, AZ, a retired dental hygienist and office manager at a dentist’s office; June 28.

1952

Bernard E. Bernstein W’52, Knoxville, TN, a retired attorney; May 19. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and Penn Players. His children are Barri E. Bernstein C’79 and Mark W. Bernstein W’81.

Joseph P. Flanagan Jr. L’52, Lafayette Hill, PA, a retired partner at a law firm; Nov. 18, at 99. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Ernest R. Gluck G’52, Walnut Creek, CA, a retired accountant and commercial real estate investor; July 11. He served in the US Army during World War II.

David J. Hyman W’52, Mount Airy, MD, a retired attorney specializing in real estate law; Dec. 18. He also bred dogs for most of his life.

1953

Peter Barrett W’53, Chicago, a retired investment banker and philanthropist; Nov. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served in the US Army. His daughter is Mary H. Barrett C’80.

Daniel A. Baugh C’53 G’57, Williamsburg, VA, a professor emeritus of British history at Cornell University; Feb. 9. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the wrestling and soccer teams, Mask & Wig, Sphinx Senior Society, and the ROTC. His wife is Carol Allen Baugh CW’55, and two children are Nancy Baugh Fortunel C’80 and Charles S. Baugh C’81.

Marilyn Stern Burkhardt Ed’53, New York, NY, retired executive director of city planning at the New York City Planning Commission; Nov. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.

Marjory Spratt Petherbridge G’53, Springfield, PA, a retired music specialist for the School District of Philadelphia; Dec. 10.

Stanley I. Stern W’53, Westport, CT, Aug. 31. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the lacrosse team.

Martin W. Sternlicht W’53, Fayetteville, NC, a life insurance agent; Dec. 6. He served in the US Navy Supply Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

1954

Dr. William F. Besser M’54, Princeton, NJ, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Oct. 28. One son is Dr. Richard Eric Besser M’86.

Charlotte Neuman Marts CW’54, Milton, PA, former owner of a sporting goods store; Nov. 15. One daughter is Leslie Marts Velz C’81, who is married to David R. Velz C’83.

Shirley R. McDonnell HUP’54, Gaithersburg, MD, a nurse for the US Navy; Dec. 7. At Penn, she was a member of the ROTC.

Sol L. Resnik WG’54, Deerfield Beach, FL, retired president of a large awards manufacturer; Nov. 11. His wife is Esther P. Resnik Ed’54, and his son is David A. Resnik C’78 G’79.

1955

William Bater III CE’55, Devon, PA, a civil and structural engineer; Oct. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

Arlene R. Bergen HUP’55, Warwick Township, PA, a former nurse and medical receptionist for an orthopedic surgeon; Feb. 24, 2022.

Lee H. Bowie C’55, Fort Myers, FL, retired vice president of employee relations at RCA; Nov. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Allan M. Dameshek C’55, York, PA, former CEO of a shoe store and executive director of the York Jewish Community Center and the York Council of Jewish Charities; March 23. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and vice president of Hillel. One daughter is Laurie Dameshek W’83, and two grandchildren are Alex J. Vigderman C’12 and Jaimie A. Rosenberg SPP’18.

David U. Fitzcharles WG’55, Lawrence, KS, a retired investment banker; Nov. 22. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Dr. Don C. Follmer M’55, Bethlehem, PA, a retired physician; Nov. 23. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II.

Howard R. “Hap” Merriman Jr. C’55, Vero Beach, FL, a financial advisor; Dec. 19. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the sailing team. One brother is David W. Merriman W’63 WG’66.

Jo Ann Tatum Morris CW’55, Hertford, NC, a former juvenile court counselor; Feb. 24.

Deborah L. Packman Ed’55, Wynnewood, PA, Nov. 11.

Graham W. Rapp Ar’55, Louisville, KY, a retired architect; Nov. 28. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Juanita Puyoou Strohecker Ed’55 GEd’58, Lansdale, PA, a former elementary school teacher; Nov. 18. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Her daughter is Dr. Sandra Strohecker Beckett GD’99.

1956

Elizabeth Gober Bodine HUP’56, Media, PA, a former nurse, dietician, and librarian at Delaware County Community College; Nov. 14. One son is James P. Bodine W’86 WG’94.

Robert W. Butler C’56, Canton, GA, retired CEO of a financial planning firm; Nov. 22. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Seymour Kanter L’56, Philadelphia, an attorney; Dec. 6. His wife is Dr. Rhoda Rosen CW’54 M’58, and three children are Gregg H. Kanter C’84 L’90, Dr. Lawrence E. Kanter C’85 M’89, and Brad M. Kanter W’92.

Richard L. Kearns L’56, Beavertown, PA, an attorney and former counsel to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Nov. 5. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Dr. James F. Reynolds M’56, Edina, MN, a retired physician; Dec. 16. He served in the US Air Force.

Sanford “Sandy” Simon W’56, Guttenberg, NJ, retired founder of an investment bank; Dec. 29. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Two children are Michael R. Simon C’81 and Sharon Simon Katz GNu’87 GNu’11.

1957

Nancy Swangren Dunsmore HUP’57, Newville, PA, a retired school nurse; Dec. 10.

Gwendolyn Gaines Henderson GEd’57, Clementon, NJ, Nov. 23. She spent her career supporting speech pathology.

Dr. William A. Rack M’57, Santa Barbara, CA, a neurologist and former clinical instructor of neurology at Howard University and Georgetown University; Nov. 1. He served in the US Navy.

Stephen I. Richman L’57, Washington, PA, a retired attorney; Dec. 5.

Dr. Louis A. Rigali D’57, Holyoke, MA, a dentist; Dec. 16. He served in the US Army during World War II. His daughter is Dr. Linda E. Rigali D’83, who is married to Dr. James E. Clayton Jr. D’82.

Dr. John Wampler Jr. M’57, Tequesta, FL, a medical director for various nursing homes; July 11. He served in the US Air Force.

Quincy N. Williams WG’57, Gladwyne, PA, retired president of US operations for a Japanese pharmaceutical company; Nov. 9. He served in the US Army. One daughter is Alison Williams Gagnon Gr’92.

1958

Samuel L. Berliner C’58, La Quinta, CA, publisher of several trade magazines in the furniture, kitchen, and bath industries; Feb. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Barbara Wittenberg Berliner CW’58, and his brother is Robert W. Berliner W’54. 

Ludmila “Lida” Freeman CGS’58 Gr’65, a former lecturer in Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies; Dec. 4. In 1975, she was appointed an associate trustee at Penn, granting her membership on the board of directors of the Wharton School; she was the first woman to serve on that board. From 1981 to 1994, she worked as a researcher and then as a staff assistant in Penn’s Office of the President. She briefly served on the administration team in what is today the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) and began lecturing in LPS in 1982. She also served as a lecturer in the department of romance languages in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Charles A. Haddad W’58, Boyertown, PA, retired owner-operator of a textile manufacturing company; Dec. 23. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney. He served in the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Joseph F. Mowery EF’58, West Hanover Township, PA, a retired sales representative for the old Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, which manufactured envelope-addressing machines; Nov. 16. He served in the US Coast Guard.

Dr. Don I. Trachtenberg C’58 D’63 GM’67, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired prosthodontist and head of the prosthodontics department at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; Dec. 20. He served in the US Coast Guard as a dentist.

1959

Ronald M. Bond W’59, Bellevue, NE, Feb. 5, 2023. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC.

Dr. Carter D. Brooks M’59 GM’63, Kalamazoo, MI, a pediatrician and clinical researcher; Nov. 17. He served in the US Navy.

Richard E. “Dick” Feltenberger Jr. Ed’59, Erie, PA, Dec. 5. He retired from the State of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.

Galen B. Ritchie G’59, Delmar, NY, an assistant professor of Russian and European history at Hofstra University and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee; Nov. 10.

Thomas L. Wheeler III WG’59, Frisco, CO, a manager of corporate real estate at UPS; Nov. 11. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Richard C. Williams W’59, Toms River, NJ, an elementary school teacher; Nov. 25. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team.


1960

Edward J. Arndt MTE’60, Macungie, PA, a retired consultant for an automotive products manufacturer; Dec. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the swimming team.

Edward L. Batoff L’60, Aventura, FL, an investment banker; Oct. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig.

John K. Bryant W’60, Cohasset, MA, an executive at several sailing publications; Nov. 30. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Robert J. Foley WG’60, Bluffton, SC, Nov. 21. He worked for several advertising companies and for a nonprofit that helped place special needs adults in professional work settings.

Dennis G. Moorman WG’60, Greer, SC, a retired financial executive; Nov. 17. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Lawrence M. Puck WG’60, Allentown, NJ, founder of a company that manufactured injection plastics for medical equipment; Oct. 23, 2022. He served in the US Navy.

David C. Sattely C’60, Jamaica Plain, MA, Nov. 1. He retired from the publishing industry and later worked in the custodial department of a VA medical center. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.

1961

Joyce Serwalt Brown CW’61, Radnor, PA, a retired buyer for the department store Bonwit Teller in New York; Nov. 20. Her husband is R. Franklin Brown Jr. C’56.

John C. Cowles CGS’61, Beaverton, OR, a former manager at Mars Electronics; Dec. 21, 2021. Two sons are John C. Cowles Jr. EE’87 and Robert A. Cowles C’91.

John M. Hone WG’61, West Chester, PA, president and owner of SL Enterprises; Nov. 13. He served in the US Navy.

Elise Karas Kenney G’61, Newtown Square, PA, a retired archivist for Yale University Art Gallery; Nov. 9.

Edward J. Klavon GEd’61, Pennsburg, PA, a retired high school teacher; Oct. 23.

Ernest E. Pittelli Gr’61, Belmont, MA, a retired high school science teacher; Oct. 16. His former spouse is Dr. Alexandra Logan Wilson M’61.

John J. “Jack” Smith G’61, Cranberry Township, PA, July 9, 2023. He retired from a 30-year career at the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. He served in the US Army.

1962

Dr. Louis S. Belinfante D’62, Smyrna, GA, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon; Oct. 1. One son is Joshua B. Belinfante C’99.

Thomas R. Conway GED’62, Bellevue, WA, a retired high school chemistry and math teacher; Nov. 3, at 100. He served in the US Navy during World War II.

Bernard L. Dickens GEE’62, Trumbull, CT, a retired electrical engineer for CBS; Nov. 21.

Thomas E. Dow Jr. Gr’62, Boulder, CO, a professor emeritus of sociology at Purchase College, State University of New York; Sept. 26.

C. David Hudnut G’62, Lower Saford Township, PA, a high school English teacher who later taught at Spring Garden College and Temple University; Dec. 10. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Lois Hogan Keyser CGS’62, Morgantown, PA, a retired schoolteacher; Dec. 9. One son is Richard Jeffrey Keyser CGS’85, and one sister is Margaret Hogan Driscoll CW’69 WG’81, who is married to Arthur Storer Driscoll WG’69 WG’76.

Nancy Dowdy Robinson Merz CW’62, Lake Stevens, WA, Aug. 3, 2023.

Herbert F. Sears WEv’62, Edmeston, NY, retired operations manager for an insurance company and owner of a cheese shop; Oct. 11. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Dr. Ernest E. Serrano C’62, Fort Smith, AR, a retired neurologist; Nov. 1. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and the cross country, sprint football, and track teams.

Neil A. Wassner W’62, South Salem, NY, retired owner of a mergers and acquisitions firm; Dec. 11. His sister is Joan Wassner Weinstein CW’64.

1963

Judith Bronstein Bard CW’63 GEd’66, Jupiter, FL, a retired fifth-grade teacher; Nov. 18. One brother is Edwin B. Bronstein GAr’68.

G. Allan Dash III C’63, New Holland, PA, a marketing specialist; Nov. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the Glee Club.

Vladimir Guerrero (Wlachy) ME’63 G’69, Lectoure, Gers, France, a former engineer in the oil industry; Jan. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. His former wife is Carol Beckmann Guerrero CW’63.

G. Thomas Johnson III L’63, Muskegon, MI, a retired city attorney for Muskegon; Nov. 8.

Dr. Richard E. Preininger M’63, Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 17.

Charles A. Price L’63, Abingdon, MD, an attorney; May 12, 2021. One brother is Dr. Albert M. Price D’70.

Cerlene Myers Rose DH’63, Washington, DC, Nov. 19.

Peggy A. Savage GEd’63, Doylestown, PA, a high school teacher and guidance counselor; Nov. 26. She taught health, physical education, psychology, geography, and current events. She served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.

Richard W. Weeks III GEd’63, Philadelphia, a former junior high school principal, banker, and manager of an antiques store; Nov. 22.

1964

Dr. Samuel M. Brubaker M’64 GM’73, Mechanicsburg, PA, a retired general surgeon; Nov. 17.

Dr. Charles E. Wisor M’64, Sebastopol, CA, a retired physician; Nov. 12. He served in the US Army.

Douglas C. Woerner ChE’64, Lehigh Township, PA, retired chemical engineer at a structural building and packaging product manufacturing business; Nov. 2.

1965

Dr. Charles M. Briggs C’65, Jessup, MD, a retired physician; Nov. 7.

Dr. Charles Bromberg D’65, Springfield, NJ, a retired dentist; Dec. 23. His daughter is Jodi A. Bromberg C’94.

Dr. Lawrence M. Davidson C’65, Livingston, NJ, an ophthalmologist; Dec. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. One son is Jamie S. Davidson C’93.

William Feldman ASC’65, New York, Feb. 12, 2023. He worked at Buccellati, the Italian high jewelry and silversmith house.

Richard S. Fraser W’65, Brookhaven, GA, chairman of a national entertainment firm that owned nightclubs; Nov. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the football team. One brother is James A. Fraser C’67.

Stanley R. Friedman C’65, Freehold, NJ, a public defender; Dec. 17.

Dr. Gerald C. Kelly GD’65, Newtown Square, PA, a retired oral surgeon; Nov. 15. He served in the US Army.

Norman E. Levine C’65 L’68, Hockessin, DE, an attorney; Dec. 22, 2022.

1966

Mary Fay Bourgoin GNu’66, Chestertown, MD, a freelance journalist and teacher of journalism; Dec. 2.

Celia Welsh Creskoff GEd’66, Bryn Mawr, PA, associate director of college guidance at a private K–12 school; Nov. 10.

John Duncan III WG’66, Hot Springs Village, AR, Dec. 7.

Mark R. Hochberg C’66, Huntingdon, PA, a professor of English literature at Juniata College; Dec. 17. At Penn, he was a Franklin Scholar.

John B. Kirkpatrick C’66, White Plains, NY, a city planner and land use lawyer; Nov. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Penn Players, and Glee Club. One son is Andrew R. Kirkpatrick C’04.

Dr. Roger A. Murphy V’66, Bend, OR, a retired veterinarian; Aug. 21. He served in the US Army as a veterinarian.

1967

Thomas P. Bispham C’67, Hong Kong, July 29. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Two children are Thomas P. Bispham Jr. C’06 and Barbara H. Bispham C’08.

Dr. William E. Chapman C’67, Palm Desert, CA, a retired pathologist; Dec. 6. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as an interpreter.

Frederick M. Lappin W’67, West Orange, NJ, a retired tax and trusts and estates attorney; Jan. 17. At Penn, he was a member of the Theta Rho fraternity, the lacrosse team, and the bridge club. One brother is Mark G. Lappin GEE’69 L’72.

Joseph K. Marlor G’67, Rexburg, ID, a retired professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho; Dec. 15. He served in the US Navy.

John L. “Jack” Martin GEE’67, Richmond, VA, a retired senior engineer at Fischer & Porter and master clock repairman; Nov. 14. He served in the US Navy.

Robert M. Potamkin W’67 L’70, Aspen, CO, cochair a network of car dealerships; Nov. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One child is Melissa Potamkin Ganzi C’91, who is married to Marc C. Ganzi W’93; and his brother is Alan H. Potamkin W’70.

Dr. Evan R. Wolarsky M’67 WG’97, Pennington, NJ, a retired general surgeon; Nov. 25. He served in the US Navy. His daughter is Nina G. Wolarsky C’97.

1968

Maria I. Baczynskyj CW’68, Catonsville, MD, a social worker who supported Ukranian soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder; Dec. 28. She also taught at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and the Lviv Polytechnic University. Her sister is Ulana M. Baczynskyj C’79.

Robert V. Bukowski GEE’68, Colorado Springs, CO, a retired general contractor; Nov. 4.

Edward S. “Ted” Dillon C’68, Lansdowne, PA, Dec. 6. He worked in energy conservation and sustainability. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

John A. Lapp Gr’68, Goshen, IN, former provost and academic dean at Goshen College; Dec. 5.

Jon G. Pounds GEE’68, Litchfield, NH, a retired engineer at the aerospace company Northrop Grumman; Nov. 23.

Dr. Joel Rubin V’68, Ocean View, DE, a retired veterinary medical officer for the US Department of Agriculture; Dec. 12. He served in the US Army. His wife is Maria M. Rubin DH’65, and his son is Steven A. Rubin C’92 L’95.

Terry Van Der Tuuk WG’68, Leawood, KS, retired owner of a barcode manufacturing firm and founder of a venture capital firm; Dec. 3.

1969

Dr. Frank L. Call II GM’69, Richmond, VA, a hematologist and oncologist; Oct. 9, 2022. He served in the US Army Reserve.

Dr. Victor S. Dietz D’69, Yarmouth, ME, a retired professor of orthodontics at Boston University; Oct. 25.

Antoinette J. Earley Nu’69, Marietta, GA, a retired nurse practitioner and trainer for nursing students at Georgia State University; Nov. 7. She served in the US Army Reserve.

Sandra Markle HUP’69, Littleton, CO, a retired nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit; Oct. 4.

Robert G. Rogers Jr. WG’69, Bryn Mawr, PA, an investment banker; Oct. 2, 2022. His wife is Dora Lewis Rogers CW’71.

Merlin L. Stigge WG’69, Las Cruces, NM, a retired accountant; Aug. 9.

Karen Johnson Sutton GAr’69, Wallingford, PA, an architect; Dec. 1.


1971

Gerald A. Bello G’71 Gr’79, Bristol, CT, a professor at Hahnemann University and Drexel University; Dec. 3.

Kathryn M. Riesz Nu’71, Venice, FL, Aug. 9.

Edward J. Wilkens Jr. GrE’71, Salem, MA, professor emeritus of computer science at Salem State University; Dec. 16.

1972

Robert W. Cooper Gr’72, West Des Moines, IA, a retired professor of business at Drake University; Dec. 10. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Dr. R. Bruce Heppenstall GM’72, Sanatee, CA, a professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and former chief of orthopedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Jan. 4. As an orthopedic resident at Penn, his research focused on investigations into oxygen tension and the electrical effects of the growth plate. In 1974, he was promoted to assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery, and he became a full professor in 1980. He held dual appointments as the chief of the fracture service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as chief of orthopedic surgery at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also a lecturer in occupational therapy at HUP. He is widely recognized for his contributions to fracture biology, conducting innovative studies of the metabolic effects of tissue ischemia. This research used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to describe the derangements of intracellular energy metabolism caused by ischemia in the context of compartment syndrome or tourniquet use. He retired in 2016. The department of orthopedic surgery created the annual Bruce Heppenstall Trauma Lectureship after his retirement to recognize his many contributions to the field. His former wife is Carol A. Heppenstall CGS’85.

Holly Wright Maguigan L’72, New York, a lawyer who represented victims of domestic violence and law professor at New York University; Nov. 15.

Robert N. Meals L’72, Santa Fe, NM, a retired lawyer; Nov. 30. He served in the US Navy.

Thomas H. Mehling GEE’72, Westampton, NJ, a retired engineer for Lockheed Martin; Oct. 7, 2022.

Dr. Jouni J. Uitto GM’72, Gladwyne, PA, a former professor of dermatology and cutaneous biology at Thomas Jefferson University; Dec. 19, 2022.

Helen Harasimowicz Walters WG’72, Ambler, PA, a retired financial advisor at Morgan Stanley; Nov. 7.

1973

Roger L. DeMik WG’73, Alexandria, VA, senior antitrust counsel at Eastman Chemical; Nov. 16. One son is Evan D. Demik C’95.

Michael P. Linder C’73, Pittsburgh, an architect; Dec. 10.

David H. Schnittman C’73 (aka David Eisner C’73), New York, a massage therapist; Oct. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.

Sharon Pastor Simson Gr’73, Villanova, PA, retired research professor at the University of Maryland Center on Aging and coordinator of Legacy College for Lifelong Learning, the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program, and the Legacy Leadership Institute on Humor Practices; Nov. 21.

1974

Dr. David J. Abdinoor V’74, Bozeman, MT, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon; Nov. 13.

Virginius Bragg III C’74, Madera, CA, a director of operations for the Philadelphia Housing Authority; Nov 25. At Penn, he was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the track team.

John A. Bumbaca C’74, Philadelphia, a mental health administrator at a nonprofit that provides treatment, education, and other support services for people with behavioral health issues, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse challenges; Feb. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the track and field team. His wife is Marian Kern Bumbaca C’76 GEd’76.

Derek J. Cavanaugh C’74, Beverly, MA, retired owner of a real estate company; Jan. 16, 2017. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Dennis L. Edie Gr’74, Delmar, NY, a research and process organic chemist at the BASF Corporation; Dec. 5. He was also an EMT for a volunteer firefighting company.

Gordon J. Fine C’74 G’74, San Francisco, an attorney and antiques collector; Nov. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Sphinx Senior Society. His brothers are Howard F. Fine W’72, Lawrence B. Fine C’73 W’73, and Philip E. Fine C’80.

Lee M. Kaplan C’74, Philadelphia, Nov. 19. He had a long career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Evan M. Maurer Gr’74, Santa Monica, CA, director emeritus of the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Nov. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

1975

Andrew J. Milligan GEE’75 Gr’78, King of Prussia, PA, an entrepreneur and private pilot; Nov. 6.

Dr. Kenneth T. Riso D’75 GD’86, Riva, MD, a retired endodontist and real estate agent; March 17, 2023. His wife is Dr. Rebecca A. Weber D’77.

Timothy T. Weglicki WG’75, Baltimore, a retired investment banker; Nov. 21.

1976

Mary Lois Brown CGS’76, Cherryville, NC, a retired financial consultant; Nov. 22.

Richard H. Freedman EE’76, San Francisco, a former molecular biologist at the pharmaceutical company Syntex; April 10, 2023. At Penn, he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. One sister is Lisa Freedman Miller C’78 SW’82.

Joseph H. Levitan WG’76, Ottawa, ON, Canada, a retired accountant; Aug. 22, 2022.

Dr. Edward A. Shelly V’76, Walnutport, PA, a retired veterinarian; Nov. 1.

1977

Allan S. Friedland W’77, West Granby, CT, a lawyer; Oct. 29. His wife is Barbara Kuhn Friedland C’81, and one brother is Marc I. Friedland C’71.

Helen Mescon Rosan SW’77, Haverford, PA, a retired social worker at a geriatric center; Nov. 20. Her husband is Dr. Burton Rosan D’57 GD’62, and two children are Felice B. Rosan C’84 and Jonathan S. Rosan C’88 L’93.

Eugenia S. “Gigi” Singer WG’77, Scarsdale, NY, an executive at a risk mitigation company; April 13, 2023.

1978

Ruth Anne Biela GNu’78, Springfield, PA, a former case manager at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center; Nov. 4.

Mary Ann Krisman-Scott GNu’78 Gr’01, a professor of nursing at Drexel University; Nov. 17. Earlier in her career she was the director of nursing education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War.

Dr. John F. Ledlie GM’78, Haverford, PA, a retired pulmonologist and critical care physician; Nov. 21.

John Michael “Mike” Millet W’78, Westford, MA, retired sales director for a technology company; Nov. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the rugby team, and the ROTC.

1979

Timothy A. Corbett W’79 WG’84, Newtown Square, PA, a stockbroker, real estate investor, and small business owner; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the ice hockey team. One daughter is Allaire V. Corbett C’09.

Stephen S. Tarampi WEv’79, Coconut Creek, FL, a former supervisor at the US Postal Service; Oct. 23.


1980

David A. Bahlman Gr’80, Lexington, NC, retired director of culture for the State of Connecticut; Nov. 13.

William L. Hoover W’80, Corpus Christi, TX, a real estate developer; Nov. 5.

Michael F. Roby EAS’80 W’80, Sparks, MD, an accountant; Dec. 21.

1981

Margaret L. “Marlee” Meriwether Gr’81, Newark, OH, professor emeritus of history at Denison University; Nov. 18.

1983

Franklin J. Abrahamson W’83, Atlanta, a pilot for Delta Airlines and a real estate investor; Nov. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the rowing team.

Dr. Russell S. Fuhrer C’83, Sewickley, PA, director of radiology at a hospital; Nov. 13.

Timothy F. Greene WG’83, New York, an economist and former senior analyst for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; Nov. 10.

Allen R. Siegel WG’83, Sands Point, NY, Oct. 11.

1984

Dr. Thomas E. George D’84 GD’85, Allentown, PA, cofounder with his wife of a cosmetic and general dentistry practice; Nov. 30, 2022. His wife is Cheryl Beddoe George DH’81.

Cathy Laupheimer Kahn C’84, Chicago, an attorney specializing in real estate law; Dec. 1. Her husband is Ethan G. Kahn W’85, and her children are Jason A. Kahn EAS’14 and Joshua S. Kahn C’19.

J. Philip Kirchner L’84, Haddonfield, NJ, an attorney; Nov. 21.

Joel S. Reish ASC’84, Atlanta, founder of a market research firm and an executive at Cox Automotive; June 21, 2022.

1985

Joseph F. Lagreca Jr. WEv’85, Doylestown, PA, a commercial lender; Dec. 2.

1987

Teresa Burke Siegemund CGS’87, Chapel Hill, NC, Dec. 6. She worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1988

Edward S. Driscoll C’88, Haddonfield, NJ, Nov. 10. He had a career in finance. Two brothers are Thomas P. Driscoll C’83 and Jude T. Driscoll C’86.


1990

Kuni Nakamura W’90, Carlstadt, NJ, owner and CEO of a manufacturer of polymer coatings; Oct. 15. His wife is Eileen Cheigh Nakamura WG’96.

1992

Jordan R. Labkon C’92, Chicago, an attorney; Oct. 8, 2022. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Beta Delta fraternity.

1995

Henry E. Tingle Jr. WEv’95, Philadelphia, an electrician and criminal trial attorney; Nov. 3. He served in the US Navy.

April Hazard Vallerand Gr’95 GNu’98, Novi, MI, a professor of nursing and director of the PhD program at Wayne State University; March 8.


2001

Karsie Anne Kish Lansberry L’01, Grove City, PA, July 22. She worked at the Office of Personnel Management facility in Boyers, PA.

2002

John W. Brown WG’02, Bangkok, Thailand, former CEO and chairman of Agoda, an online travel agency; Nov. 16.

Bruce Demarco WEv’02, Atlantic City, NJ, an information technology expert who worked at casinos and hotels in the US and Bahamas; Nov. 20.

2003

Beth Ann Rollage Schaeber GNu’03, Canonsburg, PA, a neonatal nurse; Nov. 19. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Michael A. Wiedorn G’03 Gr’08, Dublin, Ireland, a former professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Nov. 15, 2022.

2007

Stanley S. Cohen CGS’07, Philadelphia, a retired managing partner at a law firm and past president at Har Zion Temple; Sept. 19. His wife is Hon. Lita Indzel Cohen CW’62 L’65 CCC’07.

Roy Foreman CGS’07, Havertown, PA, Nov. 4.

2008

Kelly M. Flanigan LPS’08, Lansdowne, PA, July 14, 2022.


2010

Allison Gillum GCP’10 GFA’10, Juneau, AK, the Alaska Lands Team Leader for the US Forest Service; Nov. 2.


2020

Andrea Gonzalez GFA’20, Philadelphia, an urban planning consultant at Guidehouse, a business management consultancy; Oct. 21.

2023

Anjali Venkatesh Rajagopal WG’23, Philadelphia, an MBA student in the Wharton School and founder of a marketing company based in Chennai, India, whose mission was to empower women to discover their unique identities; Jan 23.

2026

Nathaniel Gordon C’26, Philadelphia, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying economics and urban studies; March 23. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and Makuu: The Black Cultural Center.


Faculty & Staff

Nancy W. Bauer, Philadelphia, founding director of the organizational dynamics program in what is today Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies and a longtime lecturer in the program; Dec. 9. In 1978, she joined Penn’s faculty as an adjunct associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and as an academician in the College of General Studies (now the College of Liberal and Professional Studies). Also in the late 1970s, she founded the organizational dynamics program in CGS, which she directed until 1987, when she became CEO and editor-in-chief of WomenMatter Incorporated, a nonprofit web-centric organization that helped women participate in the political process. She remained at Penn as a lecturer in the organizational dynamics program, and also took a secondary position as a lecturer in city planning in the School of Design. She retired from Penn in 2018.

Dr. James L. Dannenberg. See Class of 1948.

Stephen N. Dunning, Berwyn, PA, professor emeritus of religious studies in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Jan. 6. He taught the Modern Religious Thought course at Penn from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. During that time, he published three books and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research (1982–83), among other achievements. In 1993, he was awarded Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Two sons are Benjamin H. Dunning C’98 and David E. Dunning C’12 G’12.

Ludmila “Lida” Freeman. See Class of 1958.

Jack M. Guttentag, Gladwyne, PA, professor emeritus of finance in the Wharton School; Feb. 6, at 100. He joined the faculty at Wharton in 1962, where he dedicated his research to reform and innovation in banking, monetary policy, and housing finance. Alongside fellow faculty member E. Gerald Hurst and Wharton MBA program student Allan Redstone WG’89, he cofounded GHR System Incorporated, a financial service provider for the mortgage and consumer banking industry. He retired in 1996. He served in the US Army during World War II. One son is William S. Guttentag C’79, who is married to Marina Brodskaya W’81.

Dr. R. Bruce Heppenstall. See Class of 1972.

Mary Ann Krisman-Scott. See Class of 1978.

Joanne Z. McCartney. See Class of 1951.

Beth Ann Rollage Schaeber. See Class of 2003.

Judy A. Shea, Ardmore, PA, a retired professor of general internal medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine; March 14. At Penn Medicine, she was the Leon Hess Professor of Medicine in the division of general internal medicine. She focused her work on the psychometric properties of evaluation tools and developing measures to assess components of health such as health literacy, patient satisfaction, and health-related quality of life. She received numerous awards, including the Special Dean’s Award (2007) and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2020).

Cecil L. Striker, a world-renowned archaeologist, historian, and a former professor in the department of art history; Jan. 8. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1968 as an associate professor in the department of history of art. He was granted full professorship in 1978 and served several terms as chair. He helped design Penn’s graduate program in the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world. From 1966 to 1978, he led the archaeological exploration and restoration of the Middle Byzantine Church of Kalenderhane Camii in Istanbul, an excavation that unearthed momentous antiquities that stunned the historical world, including a Roman bath, 13th-century frescoes, two previous churches, and a one-of-a-kind religious mosaic. He retired from Penn in 2002.

Dr. Don I. Trachtenberg. See Class of 1958.

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