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Sept|Oct 2015

1934 | Richard S. Bell W’34, Sanibel, Fla., June 9, at 102 years.

1939 | Jay B. Rudolph W’39, Sarasota, Fla., retired founder of Jay B. Rudolph, Inc., which ran jewelry departments in Bloomingdale’s; May 23. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His son is Richard A. Rudolph W’70.

Ethel Frey Semser G’39, Philadelphia, an opera singer who had flourished in Paris for many years; June 4. She had served as an assistant to the US ambassadors to France and the OECD.

Dr. Meyer Sonis C’39, Pittsburgh, emeritus professor of psychiatry and former assistant vice president for health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh; April 26. He served on the Penn faculty from 1951 to 1961. He had served as a captain in the US Army Medical Corps. His son is Dr. Jeffrey H. Sonis M’80.

1940 | Leahruth S. Henderson DH’40, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a retired teacher; Dec. 8.

Hilmer J. Nelson W’40, North Oaks, Minn., former head of a machining firm in Shelton, Conn.; April 12. During World War II, he served with the US Army.

1941 | Patricia Dager Eckfeldt CW’41 GEd’61, Spring House, Pa., retired head of science at Upper Moreland High School; March 28. At Penn, she was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and the women’s swimming, field hockey, fencing, golf, and rifle teams. Her son is Dr. John H. Eckfeldt C’67 Gr’75 M’76.

Ruth Stockholm Miller Ed’41, Ardmore, Pa., March 31.

Ralph J. Roberts W’41 Hon’05, Philadelphia, past president and chair emeritus of Comcast Corp., the multinational mass-media company; June 18. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. During World War II, he was a matériel superintendent in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He served as Comcast’s board chair from 1969 to 2002. In 1990, when he was 70 years old and had been chair for 21 years, he passed the presidency of the firm to his son Brian L. Roberts W’81. Ralph Roberts had served on the board of Penn Medicine for many years and was chair of his Reunion Class Gift Committee. A prominent philanthropist, he led the establishment of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine. He received the Joseph P. Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. His alumni family includes Catherine Roberts Clifton CGS’72 GCP’74, Lisa S. Roberts CW’74 and David W. Seltzer WG’76, Diane B. Roberts CGS’93, Jamie R. Seltzer W’10, Brian Tucker Roberts Jr. W’13, and Daniel G. Roberts C’17.

Helen B. Schneeberg CW’41 GEd’84, San Francisco, a retired librarian; April 23. She helped design a literacy program for Philadelphia elementary schools; she had earlier been a bacteriologist. Her daughter is Susan Schneeberg Bronstein CW’65 GEd’68.

William C. Taylor W’41, Lancaster, Pa., a retired diplomat; Feb. 8. During World War II, he served with the US Army in North Africa and Europe.

1942 | William M. Frick W’42, Greenwich, Conn., retired admissions director at Brunswick School; May 15, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team. During World War II, he served with the US Infantry in Europe.

Dr. William H. Miller C’42 M’45, Ithaca, N.Y., former director of clinical laboratories and pathology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center; June 16. During World War II, he was a captain in the US Army. His daughter is Dr. Anne Miller Zartarian CW’68 G’69 and his son is Dr. William H. Miller V’76.

Dorothy S. Sonander DH’42, Salinas, Calif., a retired high-school teacher; April 10.

William R. Turner CCC’42, Ardmore, Pa., former senior research scientist at the old Atlantic Richfield Co. who later was a stock trader in Philadelphia; May 20. He wrote The Ultimate Scam: They Have Stolen Your Pants, But You Smile as You Hand Them Your Coat and Tie (2009).

1943 | Bernard Anthone W’43, Delray Beach, Fla., May 17.

Alexander Ewing Ar’43, Media, Pa., a co-founder of EwingCole, an engineering and design firm; May 29. He had worked on the old Rohm & Haas building, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia building, Citizens Bank Park, and the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Howard B. Hosmer Jr. W’43, Watertown, Minn., Oct. 29, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the cheerleading squad, Mask & Wig, and the Friars. During World War II, he served in the US Marines and participated in D-Day.

Paul W. Knittel Jr. Ed’43, Roxborough, Pa., retired head of a building-supply firm; June 10. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. During World War II, he served with the US Navy.

Zane Z. Studenroth Ed’43 GEd’48, Troy, N.Y., a retired stockbroker; May 14. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

1944 | Helen Vittorini Atkins CW’44, Granbury, Tex., retired executive secretary for the Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County; May 21. She had also taught Italian at Texas Christian University. Her brother is Carlo Vittorini C’50.

Meyer Kramer L’44, Brooklyn, N.Y., retired rabbi of Bustleton-Somerton Synagogue in Philadelphia; June 24. His daughter is Rena R. Loebenberg CW’71 GEd’73.

Sayre P. Schatz W’44, Haverford, Pa., professor emeritus of economics at Temple University; May 7.

1945 | Dr. Harry O. Bloom C’45 D’47, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Souderton, Pa., for many years; June 6. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His son is Dr. Marc J. Bloom C’72 EE’73 M’77 GM’82 Gr’86.

Dr. Arthur M. Langdon Jr. V’45, Stow, Ohio, a retired veterinarian; June 4. During World War II, he served in the US Army Veterinary Corps.

1946 | Norman G. Gans W’46, Ft. Myers, Fla., a retired partner of the Greenwich (Conn.) Oil Co.; Jan. 9, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe, earning a Purple Heart.

Eleanor Jane Meyer CW’46, Philadelphia, Jan. 6. Her husband is Dr. Harold Meyer C’43 GM’50 and her daughter is Rae B. Meyer CW’71.

1947 | Dr. Joseph K. Corson M’47 GM’50, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a retired dermatologist who had maintained a private practice for 50 years, who also had served as chief of dermatology at Chestnut Hill Hospital; May 10. He was an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University. His daughter is Dr. Ann F. Corson M’82.

Elouise George HUP’47, Hanover, Pa., a retired nurse at Hanover Hospital; May 4.

Dr. J. Raymond Moore Jr. D’47, Baltimore, a retired dentist; April 29.

Dr. Slater E. Newman W’47, Raleigh, N.C., professor emeritus of psychology at North Carolina State University; May 13. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the Glee Club, and the men’s tennis team.

Leroy Rubin W’47, New York, founder and owner of a property-management firm; May 2. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the lightweight rowing team. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe.

Dr. Luella R. Watkins D’47, Morristown, N.J., a retired dentist; May 11.

1948 | Perry Brolinson D’48, Blacksburg, Va., a dentist who later became a family physician; May 7.

Stanley W. Dimock W’48, West Hartford, Conn., a retired attorney for Aetna Life Insurance; May 13. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Albert E. Filano Ed’48 GEd’49, West Chester, Pa., emeritus professor of mathematics at West Chester University; May 18. During World War II, he served with the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific.

Wilson Greenwood W’48, Moorestown, N.J., retired president of Globe Dye Works, his family’s firm; May 12. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and the soccer team. During World War II, he served as a radioman with the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific. His brother is Sydney Greenwood C’56.

John J. Kenney W’48, Warminster, Pa., a commercial real-estate appraiser; May 20. He previously was a tax manager for the old Sears Roebuck. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Paul M. Lufkin EE’48, Palo Alto, Calif., former field engineer for the old RCA; April 12. During World War II, he served in the US Army on the Manhattan Project.

Albert Schlessinger W’48, Penn Valley, Pa., an attorney who had maintained a practice in Philadelphia for 50 years; May 26. His son is David A. Schlessinger C’77.

Roman A. Wojenski CE’48, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired lead engineer and project manager for what is now the Raytheon Corp.; May 18. During World War II, he served in the US Navy Air Corps. His wife is Carol M. Wojenski G’71.

Jane B. Cwynar Zvanya NEd’48, Berlin, N.J., a retired school nurse at Eastern Regional High School; March 31. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming team.

1949 | Hon. Oscar S. Bortner L’49, Langhorne, Pa., a former judge of the Common Pleas Court; June 24. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Constance H. DeSieghardt GEd’49, Overland Park, Kan., a retired English teacher at Burlington (N.J.) High School; Aug. 18, 2014.

Phebe Lukens Guckes Ed’49, Naples, Fla., March 30. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the women’s lacrosse, basketball, and field-hockey teams; she was an All American in lacrosse. Her husband is Harold Guckes W’49.

Edward W. Royer W’49, Advance, N.C., May 21. He had worked in transportation for over 40 years. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Dillman C. Sallada Jr. C’49 D’51, Jamison, Pa., retired regional dental director for Aetna Life Insurance; Oct. 27, 2013. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

David D. Townsend C’49, Charlotte, N.C., retired head of an automotive-products firm; June 15. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and the men’s soccer, tennis, and squash teams. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

John E. Turner W’49, Abington, Pa., June 16, 2014.

Joseph A. Turri W’49, Camp Hill, Pa., May 14. He had worked for the old AMP Inc.

Doris Frew Weckerly Ed’49, Feasterville Trevose, Pa., May 3.

1950 | Dale A. Doll C’50, Springettsbury, Pa., retiredvice president of American Express International Banking Corp.; Jan. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Jerome H. Feldscher EE’50, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., May 22. He had worked for the old Univac (now Unisys) for 31 years. He served in the Korean War. His son is Lee R. Feldscher C’83.

Thomas J. Henley G’50, Bethesda, Md., May 3. He had worked for the National Photographic Interpretation Center. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific.

Joseph C. Hess III EE’50, Rockville, Md., a retired engineer for IBM; Nov. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the Penn Band, and the volleyball, swimming, and fencing teams. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Richard P. Hurlebaus MtE’50, Warminster, Pa., a retired metallurgical engineer; June 4, 2014. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Martha D. Severt CW’50, Deland, Fla., Aug. 17, 2014.

Marvin D. Suer Ar’50, Willow Grove, Pa., Jan. 29. His daughters are Marsha Suer Clark CW’71 and Deborah S. Berman C’77.

Nicholas Yanowsky G’50, Arlington, Va., April 29. He had worked for the US Department of the US Navy for 40 years.

1951 | Jack M. Feldman C’51, Abington, Pa., April 19. His son is David W. Feldman C’80 WAM’94.

H. Eugene Heine Jr. L’51, Punta Gorda, Fla., retired general counsel for the American Bar Association; Oct. 18, 2014. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Raymond R. Kaelin W’51, Ardmore, Pa., May 21. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the sprint football team.

Dr. O. Victor Lindelow M’51, Bismarck, N.D., a retired physician who had maintained a practice there for 43 years; May 23.

Gail Weiss Marx CW’51, Bethesda, Md., April 6. She had worked at Philadelphia Stationers for many years.

George J. Miller L’51, Pittsburgh, a retired attorney; June 9. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Mildred Payne Moore Ed’51 GEd’54, North Cape May, N.J., a retired teacher in Philadelphia; June 17.

Raymond Parry Scott Jr. W’51, Gladwyne, Pa., retired owner of a Saab dealership; June 7. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Serving in the US Army after Penn, he taught cryptography. His wife is Mary Anne Miller Scott CW’54.

Dr. George D. Vineyard C’51, Perry, N.Y., retired field veterinarian for the US Department of Agriculture; April 13.

Dr. Richmond D. Williams G’51 Gr’59, Wilmington, Del., retired director of the library at the Hagley Museum; Oct. 23, 2014.

1952 | George O. Adkisson GEE’52, San Antonio, retired deputy director for missiles and space in the Office of the Chief of Research and Development and deputy chief of staff for logistics for the US Army; June 3. He served in both World War II and the Vietnam War. He wrote Unstable Stars, Gravitational Collapse, Black Holes (2003).

Samuel H. Colodny GEE’52, Salt Lake City, a retired electrical engineer; April 11. His granddaughter is Anitra L. Tarpey W’93 WG’02.

B. Patrick Costello Sr. L’52, Greensburg, Pa., a retired attorney; April 4.

Thomas E. Evans WEv’52, Wilmington, Del., a retired senior consultant for the DuPont Co.; Nov. 12.

Milton A. Feldman W’52 L’55, Philadelphia, a retired counsel with Dilworth Paxson LLP who had specialized in corporate and real-estate law, and who was one of the longest-serving overseers of the Graduate School of Education (from 1990 to 2009); May 11. As a Penn student, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. During his term on the GSE overseers board, he focused on developing Penn’s international ties and was the lead overseer for the Six Nation Research Project (1995-2006), which examined how education policies affect national economies. Mickey Feldman was a member of his Class Gift Committee and served as Class President for some years. His son is Alexander C. Feldman C’90.

Dr. James S. McCaughan Jr. ChE’52 GM’65, Galena, Ohio, a retired surgeon at Grant Hospital; May 18. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Frank H. Rullan W’52, Miami, Jan. 13. His son is Francisco A. Rullan L’96.

James S. Saffran W’52 WG’57, Larkspur, Calif., a retired investment banker; May 6.

1953 | Joseph L. Brosk CE’53, Conyngham, Pa., retired director of manufacturing at Union Carbide; May 8. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Stephen C. Cromwell Jr. M’53, Silver Spring, Md., a retired physician; May 31.

Michel T. Huber W’53 ASC’61. See page 89 .

Edna George HUP’53, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired school nurse; May 14.

Frank H. McPherson W’53, Rosemont, Pa., retired co-founder of a computer firm; Jan. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Noel F. Schmidt Jr. W’53, Topanga, Calif., retired owner of a furniture company; Aug. 19, 2014. He was a veteran of the US Navy; at Penn, he was a member of the varsity football team.

Jack A. Thalheimer Ar’53 GAr’54, Rydal, Pa., retired head of his family’s architecture firm; April 29. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. His wife is Carol Thalheimer FA’56 and his son is James J. Thalheimer WG’82.

Suzanne Mack Vaughn Nu’53, Philadelphia, a retired nurse at the Zion Home for Retired Persons; Feb. 23. One daughter is Dr. V. Antoinette Vaughn V’87.

1954 | Martin A. Arch W’54, Sarasota, Fla., retired founding head of a promotional-products firm in Harrisburg, Pa.; May 24. He served in the US Army. His wife is Barbara Jacobs Arch CW’55.

Dr. J. Elliott Blaydes Jr. M’54, Bluefield, W.Va., a retired ophthalmological surgeon; May 19.

Dr. Theresa Howard Carter G’54, West Chester, Pa., retired director of the Kuwait Archaeological Survey (1980-87); April 19. She directed excavations when with the Penn Museum, from 1950 to 1965.

Allan R. Morris W’54, San Antonio, retired owner of Apple Annie’s Restaurant; May 26.

Anne Plaskonos Nu’54, Langhorne, Pa., a retired school nurse; May 18. During World War II, she served in the US Navy. Her brother is Anthony M. Plaskonos W’56.

Dr. Arthur Straussberg D’54, West Orange, N.J., a former dentist who became a dental-practice management consultant; May 2. He had taught at Penn Dental. His brother is Dr. Robert Straussberg D’47. He served as a captain in the US Air Force.

Esther Harrison Wolfe CW’54, Havertown, Pa., Dec. 8. Her brother is S. Albert Harrison W’58.

1955 | Dr. Alfred W. Brody GM’55, Omaha, Neb., retired founding head of pulmonary medicine at Creighton University medical school and its hospital; April 12. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe. His children are Robert S. Brody C’72 and Dr. Betty Ann Brody M’78.

Dr. Rupert O. Clark M’55, Las Cruces, N.M., Feb. 4.

Michel A. Compagnon GME’55, Peabody, Mass., a retired engineer with General Electric; June 12.

Patricia S. D’Imperio DH’55, Allentown, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; June 4. Her husband is Daniel G. D’Imperio C’53.

Dr. Patrick A. Innarella D’55 GD’56, Montclair, N.J., a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon who had maintained a practice there from 1958 to 1992; March 12, 2014. He had taught at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

1957 | Charles M. Allen W’57, Wilsonville, Ore., a retired partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Howson & Howson; March 23. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and the men’s lacrosse team. During World War II, he served as a navigator in the US Army Air Corps.

Charles J. Bogdanoff W’57 L’60, Rydal, Pa., a retired litigation attorney; June 8. He also had been a Philadelphia assistant DA, 1962-66. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team.

Donald R. Gilliand C’57, Los Angeles, May 10. He had worked in horticulture and plant science. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the men’s rowing team.

Dr. George H. Kettell G’57 Gr’90, Media, Pa., retired program director for the Delaware County Blind Association; May 5.

Donald M. Overholser W’57, Atlanta, May 10. He had retired from the US Army Quartermaster Corps. He was a founder of the Duluth Montessori School. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Dr. Robert A. Roosa Gr’57, Wayne, Pa., retired scientific administrator for the Wistar Institute; June 19. One son is R. Andrew Roosa CE’82 and his daughter is Alane Ann Roosa C’84.

1958 | Col. David B. Briggs W’58, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 16. He had worked in the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the men’s soccer and lacrosse teams.

Dr. Peter P. Fenchak V’58, Ebensburg, Pa., a retired veterinarian; July 4, 2014.

Russell A. Lenihan C’58, Westerly, R.I., May 5. He had been proprietor of Harbor Lights in Jamestown.

Robert Mair W’58, Naperville, Ill., retired materials manager for the Distillers Co.; April 20, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Rev. John F. Patten WG’58, Shreveport, La., retired rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral; Sept. 27, 2013.

Dr. Marshall I. Rothstein C’58, Mill Valley, Calif., a retired orthodontist; May 6. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. His son is Alain Lyle Rothstein C’93.

Dr. Max A. Stoner GM’58, Naples, Fla., retired director of rehabilitation at Polyclinic Hospital; April 26.

Thomas W. Wilson Jr. WG’58, Westport, Conn., retired head of the consumer-goods industry group at McKinsey & Co.; March 9.

1959 | Elizabeth P. Chadwick MT’59, Pottstown, Pa., April 23.

David H. Dockham WG’59, Hood River, Ore., former county administrator; May 22.

Frank J. Dumark L’59, Branford, Conn., a retired attorney; April 2.

Frederico Hurvich C’59, Kensington, Calif., Dec. 2.

Dr. Norman J. Johnston GCP’59 Gr’64, Seattle, former head of architecture at the University of Washington; March 16.

Dr. William S. Masland M’59 GM’66, Tucson, Ariz., a neurologist who had served as medical director of drug and alcoholism treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital; May 8. He was an assistant professor of neurology and physiology at Penn, before moving to Tucson in 1971. His wife is Nancy P. Masland GEd’61.

Allen O. Olin L’59, West Chester, Pa., Jan. 17.

Dr. Charles A. Signorino Gr’59, Norristown, Pa., retired owner of a pharmaceutical and biotech services firm; Sept. 17, 2014.

1960 | Charles A. Achey Jr. WG’60, Elizabethtown, Pa., a retired attorney who had served as an assistant DA for Lancaster County for many years; May 1.

Dr. Thomas A. Burtschi GD’60, Arvada, Colo., a retired oral surgeon; April 26.

Malcolm Coates G’60, Boxford, Mass., former headmaster of the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del.; Lake Forest Country Day School in Lake Forest, Ill.; and Landon School in Bethesda, Md., who then was a senior consultant for Carney, Sandoe and Associates; May 19. During World War II, he served as a navigator in the US Navy Air Corps. Two of his sons are J. Webster Coates C’01 W’01 and David L. Coates EAS’05.

Dr. LeRoy L. Johnson GM’60 GM’66, a retired vascular surgeon; May 5.

David R. Singer Ar’60, La Jolla, Calif., an architect; May 1, 2014. He helped design the original and current Museum of Photographic Arts and the San Diego Art Institute.

Dr. Paul L. Vance GEd’60 GrEd’74, Germantown, Md., former superintendent of schools for Montgomery County; May 2.

1961 | Frank J. Desort EE’61, Merrimack, N.H., a retired electrical engineer for Raytheon Corp.; May 20. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Dr. Joseph Wolfson D’61, Monroe, N.J., a retired orthodontist; May 6.

1962 | Joseph J. Connolly C’62 L’65, Gladwyne, Pa., a partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Stevens and Lee; May 22. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the men’s rowing team. His wife is Patricia Q. Connolly WEv’83 GGS’93.

Daniel H. Giffen G’62 G’67, Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 4.

Maris Clymer Langford CW’62, Doylestown, Pa., an attorney; June 17.

Mary Ellen Mark FA’62 ASC’64 Hon’94, New York, a prominent national photojournalist and photographer; May 25. Her first published photos appeared in the Gazette (March 1964), while she was still a graduate student ( She joined Magnum Photos in 1977, and opened her own agency in 1988. Her work was published in Life, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone magazines and in many books. She was unit photographer on many film sets, shooting production stills for over 100 films, starting with Fellini’s Satyricon (1969). Mary Ellen Mark collaborated with her film-director husband on the documentary Streetwise (1984), which depicted homelessness and desperation in Seattle (she published a corresponding book in 1988), and on the feature American Heart (1992). She received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Penn Alumni’s Creative Spirit Award in 2013, the Outstanding Contribution to Photography by the World Photography Organisation in 2014, and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House.

Dr. Harvey L. P. Resnik GM’62, Aurora, Colo., emeritus clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University in Bethesda, Md.; May 4, 2014.

Dr. Donald D. Schaffer G’62 GrEd’74, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 7.

Dr. Leslie P. M. Surrey GM’62, Philadelphia, Nov. 3.

1963 | Gary B. Lyall WG’63, Hackensack, Minn., retired founder of a merchandising firm; June 15.

1964 | James W. Hill ASC’64, Blowing Rock, N.C., April 20. He had worked for IBM for 25 years.

Kent C. Larson WG’64, Wayzata, Minn., retired president and chief operating officer of Williams-Sonoma; Aug. 14, 2014.

Dr. Jacob J. Lokich M’64, Newton, Mass., a retired oncologist; May 12. During the Vietnam War, he served as a medic in the US Army.

Dr. W. Lee Pierson G’64, Branford, Conn., former headmaster of Rye Country Day School; March 17, 2014.

Leon W. Silvan C’64, Naples, Fla., a retired music instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia, from 1970 to 2008; March 16.

William M. Vandever ASC’64, Portland, Ore., a retired local-television producer; March 12.

1965 | Dr. Lawrence Brennan M’65, Denver, a retired nephrologist; Nov. 8.

Dr. Eddy W. Dow Gr’65, Philadelphia, retired professor of American literature at Rutgers University; June 9.

Dr. Richard A. Klein V’65, The Villages, Fla., a retired veterinarian; Jan. 23.

Stephen R. Wojdak L’65, Philadelphia, a former state representative (1968-77) and long time lobbyist; June 2. He is often credited with securing funding for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center, and SEPTA.

1966 | Solomon O. Akoto WG’66, Legon, Ghana, March 9.

Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Mahdi Gr’66, Vienna, former assistant director-general of the OPEC Fund for International Development; Sept. 17, 2013.

Thomas R. Cox III C’66, Farmington, Conn., retired founder of a boutique insurance firm; May 9. During the Vietnam War, he worked in intelligence with the US Army Security Agency, seconded to the Green Berets. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig.

Dr. John J. Friel C’66 Gr’75, Furlong, Pa., a retired materials scientist for Bethlehem Steel who later taught geology at Temple University; Feb. 17. During the Vietnam War, he served with the US Navy.

Dr. John H. Gundy GM’66, Corinth, Vt., a retired pediatrician; May 26.

Dr. John A. Huleen D’66, Redmond, Wash., a retired dentist; Dec. 31, 2013. He had served in the US Army Dental Corps. His wife is Clare Hull Huleen DH’65.

Tara B. Miller GEd’66, Thornton, Pa., retired director of Adoptions From the Heart in Wilmington, Del.; Oct. 20, 2014.

Ruth F. Wadlin CGS’66, Stockton Springs, Maine, May 5.

John C. Wright C’66, Santa Barbara, Calif., April 18. He ran his family’s nautical business. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. During the Vietnam War, he served with the US Navy.

1967 | Philip H. Strubing III WG’67, Memphis, Tenn., May 18. He worked in the banking industry.

1968 | Dr. Jerry C. Luck C’68, Harrisburg, Pa., retired director of electrophysiology at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center; May 18. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team.

Dr. John W. Peterson III C’68, Marblehead, Mass., a retired research scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital who also had taught at Harvard Medical School; May 25.

Kenneth E. Updegraft Jr. WG’68, Cancun, Mexico, a retired attorney for the Jones Day law firm; Jan. 16. His daughter is Sarah E. Updegraft C’95.

1969 | John P. Garan C’69, Pawtucket, R.I., an immigration attorney; May 25. He had served on the Providence City Council. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

1970 | Frank J. Kegel WEv’70, Lincoln University, Pa., retired business manager for the Avon Grove school district; April 13.

Vanelli A. Lovisa W’70, Naples, Fla., April 18. He had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Stamford, Conn., for many years. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s fencing team. His daughter is Elizabeth R. Lovisa C’07.

Karen Klotz Nielsen PT’70, Dayton, Maine, a physical therapist; May 8, 2014.

1971 | Dr. Angelo S. Agro C’71, Andalusia, Ala., an otolaryngologist; Dec. 15.

Norman B. Cowgill WG’71, Oak Park, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013.

1972 | Elizabeth Elmore WG’72, Rydal, Pa., a retired senior vice president and managing director for Wells Fargo Bank; June 15.

Dr. Fred Y. Kafka ChE’72 Gr’78, Vienna, W.Va., July 19, 2014.

Dr. Alan M. Marder D’72, Naples, Fla., a dentist; March 18.

Richard D. Munoz WG’72, Philadelphia, May 29. He had worked in banking and insurance for 30 years.

1974 | Anthony J. Atkin GAr’74, Sante Fe, N.M., a co-founding principal of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; May 21. He had taught in Penn’s graduate architecture program for over 30 years. He wrote Structure and Meaning in Human Settlements (2005). His spouse, Tom Pederson GCP’94 Gr’00, died two months earlier.

Dr. Donald H. Kahn D’74 GD’76, East Brunswick, N.J., an endodontist; March 2.

James S. Rude CGS’74, Alexandria, Va., an area adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at the US Bureau of International Labor Affairs; June 11.

1975 | Michael C. Brennan C’75, Reston, Va., retired chief scientist for Metron, Inc., a military contractor; June 15.

John S. Jacoby G’75, Ridgewood, N.J., retired general manager of Newark Liberty International Airport; April 8. He had served in the Peace Corps and worked with the World Trade Organization. His brother is Dr. Thomas M. Jacoby D’69 and his daughter is Sara F. Jacoby Nu’05 GNu’08 Gr’15.

Winifred A. Olmstead Nu’75 GNu’83, Cazenovia, N.Y., April 5. She had taught at the St. Joseph’s College of Nursing for 25 years.

1976 | John F. Joline IV GFA’76, Hanover, N.H., a former art teacher in Philadelphia; June 3.

Steven R. Oser W’76, Rockville, Md., Sept. 16, 2014.

1977 | Dr. Priscilla F. Clement Gr’77, Wallingford, Pa., a retired professor of history at Penn State University; May 6. She wrote Growing Pains: Children in the Industrial Age, 1850-1890 (1997).

Maurice E. McClintock WEv’77, Philadelphia, Feb. 10.

Raymond E. Riddick Jr. WG’77, Westford, Mass., executive director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. May 24. He had specialized in software licensing for the old Compaq.

1978 | Thackery K. Bullock WG’78, Kutztown, Pa., Oct. 2, 2014.

1980 | Scott C. Phillips WG’80, Tigard, Ore., June 10.

1983 | Tushar A. Mody WG’83, Newtown Square, Pa., Feb. 23.

1984 | Holly Hanes McNeill C’84 GEd’89, Watertown, Conn., Feb. 19.

Thomas D. Paul C’84, Red Hill, Pa., vice president for sales and marketing for J&J Material Handling Systems; May 1.

1985 | Carol L. Egan WG’85, York, Pa., a former vice president of the old CoreStates Bank, now Wells Fargo; June 7.

1986 | Charles S. Agree C’86, San Diego, a retired synthetic organic chemist for Pfizer; May 9. His father is Alan M. Agree C’60.

1989 | Dr. Georgia S. McWhinney Gr’89, Wyncote, Pa., a retired associate professor of education at Chestnut Hill College; May 20.

1990 | Paula L. Kantor W’90, Washington, a senior scientist and development specialist for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center; May 13.

1991 | Joseph R. Biden III C’91, Wilmington, Del., former attorney general of Delaware; May 30. A member of the Delaware National Guard, he was a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and served in Iraq in 2008, earning a Bronze Star. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team and Psi Upsilon fraternity. His father is Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Hon’13 and his sister is Ashley Biden Krein SPP’10.

George A. Hettenbach WEv’91 WEv’96 G’04, Havertown, Pa., retired safety manager for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; May 1. He taught fire science at Delaware County Community College for many years.

1994 | Robert Addessi GEng’94, Ocean Port, N.J., a software engineer for AT&T; May 7.

Thomas W. Pederson GCP’94 Gr’00, Santa Fe, N.M., a planning specialist at Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; March 16. He helped set up preservation-education programs in the firm’s planning efforts with local pueblos. When teaching at Penn, he started the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory. His spouse, Tony Atkin GAr’74, died two months later of cancer.

1997 | Rachel Jacobs CGS’97, New York, CEO of ApprenNet, a video-learning company in Philadelphia; May 12.

2014 | Sarvshreshth Gupta EAS’14 W’14, San Francisco, an analyst with Goldman Sachs; April 16.

Anastasia Lyalenko C’14, Wexford, Pa., a research specialist in the Department of Psychology at Penn; June 15. Part of the Restoring Active Memory program at Penn, she trained other participants in the federal program throughout the country.

2015 | David C. Cooper L’15, Hopewell, N.J., May 29. He had worked for Ballard Spahr LLP.

Faculty & Staff

Anthony J. Atkin. See Class of 1974.

Dr. Theresa Howard Carter. See Class of 1954.

Milton A. Feldman. See Class of 1952.

Anastasia Lyalenko. See Class of 2014.

Dr. William S. Masland. See Class of 1959.

Irving Mondschein , Hershey, Pa., an Olympian and former Penn track coach of more than two decades; June 5. A three-time Amateur Athletic Union decathlon champion and a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association high-jump champion, he competed in the decathlon at the 1948 London Olympics, finishing in eighth place. He coached the American track and field team that competed in the 1950 Maccabiah Games, and also coached Israel’s first Olympic track & field team at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Moon later coached the US track and field team in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. In retirement he was a volunteer coach at Haverford College. He is a member of several halls of Fame: US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame, NYU Athletics Hall of Fame, the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the New York Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Penn’s Irv “Moon” Mondschein Throwing Complex is named in his honor.

Thomas W. Pederson. See Class of 1994.

Ralph J. Roberts. See Class of 1941 .

Tom Schneider, Ellicott City, Md., former Penn basketball head coach from 1985 to 1989; March 17. Earlier, he was an assistant coach at Penn, 1979-83. He later became head coach at Loyola University Maryland.

Dr. Meyer Sonis. See Class of 1939.

Dr. Arthur Straussberg. See Class of 1954.

Dr. Shiro Takashima, Wallingford, Pa., emeritus professor of bioengineering; March 14. A research associate at Penn 1957-59, he returned and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1964, was promoted to associate professor in 1970, and full professor in 1975; he retired in 1993. Chair of the bioengineering graduate group (1976-78), Dr. Takashima was one of the founding members of today’s Department of Bioengineering. A pioneer in the field of physical and electrical properties of membranes, what we now call neuroengineering, he wrote Electrical Properties of Biopolymers and Membranes (1989). His son is Makoto D. Takashima C’79.

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