1936 | Robert E. Thomas W’36, Tulsa, Okla., a retired founding head of the old Mid-America Pipeline Co.; Dec. 3, at 101. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team.
1939 | Elizabeth Berger Porter Ed’39 GEd’40, Newtown, Pa., a retired high-school guidance counselor; Nov. 24. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s basketball team, field hockey team, and Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Stanford D. Merrill V’39, Waterville, Maine, a retired veterinarian with the Maine Department of Agriculture; Dec. 5.
1940 | Mary Wagner Hastings Ed’40, Milton, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; Dec. 31.
Albert B. Melone WEF’40, Pittston, Pa., an accountant who in 1954 founded his own firm, which continues today under the direction of his two sons; Dec. 22.
1941 | Richard N. Hecht W’41, Rockport, Texas, a retired hardware-store owner; Oct. 16. During World War II, he served in the US Army as a first lieutenant.
Harvey E. Smith W’41, York, Pa., a retired high-school teacher; Nov. 4. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
1942 | A. Leo Levin L’43, Merion, Pa., the Leon Meltzer Professor Emeritus of Law at the University; Nov. 24. He was appointed assistant professor in 1949, became a full professor in 1953 and introduced the course Trial of an Issue of Factin 1957, holding class seminars in his home. He served as vice provost of student affairs, 1965-68. He was also a director of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington from 1977 to 1987, before returning to Penn full-time and receiving emeritus status in 1989 as the first incumbent of the newly established Meltzer chair. His sons are Allan Levin C’70 ASC’80 and Jay M. Levin C’77 L’81.
L. Stanley Mauger C’42 L’44, Pottstown, Pa., a retired attorney who established several law firms, most recently Mauger & Meter; Oct. 30. His daughter is Susan Mauger Rudy PT’76 and his son is Lee F. Mauger C’78.
1943 | Howard L. Fox W’43, Lake Katrine, N.Y., a retired commercial realtor; Dec. 23, 2014. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Dr. Clarence E. Gingras D’43, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired dentist; Nov. 3. He was a captain in the US Army Dental Corps during World War II. His son is Dr. Paul Gingras D’72.
Marjorie Goldman Gold Ed’43, Cockeysville, Md., a retired elementary-school counselor for dyslexic students; Nov. 17.
John E. Heppe W’43, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired stockbroker; Nov. 6. During World War II, he served in the US Air Force, flying in over 30 missions in a B-17. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. His brother is Price D. Heppe W’52.
Charles F. Kreiner W’43, Snyder, N.Y., retired public-relations director at the old Bell Aerospace Textron; Nov. 28. He directed the national rollout of the Bell Rocket Belt, a low-power propulsion device that allows a person to fly short distances; it was used in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball. During World War II, he was a pilot in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the rowing team.
Elsie Klein Koiner Ed’43 GEd’44, Ocala, Fla., June 21.
Sarah Stewart Taylor CW’43, Appleton, Wis., a retired community-college librarian; Nov. 28.
1944 | Hon. Madaline Palladino CW’44, Allentown, Pa., a retired Commonwealth Court judge, the first Republican woman elected to a statewide office; Nov. 9. She was also the first woman district attorney in Lehigh County and the only woman lawyer in the county for many years.
Benjamin L. Spector D’44, Seattle, a retired orthodontist; Nov. 26. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
1945 | Dr. Carl William Friedericks M’45, Stanwood, Wash., a retired Presbyterian missionary and physician; July 3.
Elliot M. Gordon C’45 G’47, New York, a retired television audio engineer; Oct. 11. He won an Emmy Award in 1987 for his work on the CBS program NFL Today. His sister is Louis G. Rothstein Schneider CW’54.
Elizabeth Kennedy Hewitt CW’45, Chapel Hill, N.C., emeritus professor of English at SUNY Binghamton; Dec. 16. At Penn, she was a member of the softball team. Her daughter is Linda Hewitt Funke CW’69.
Kathryn Hughes Howland Ed’45 GEd’46, Lititz, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; Oct. 24.
1946 | Alice Barri CW’46 GEd’54, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan 13, 2015.
Dr. William B. Crum M’46, Montgomery, Ala., a retired physician; July 30. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Donald W. Lackey V’46, Lenoir, N.C., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 1.
Margaret Hunter Mahoney CW’46, Newtown, Pa., a retired educational specialist with the Educational Testing Service; Sept. 28.
Dr. Josephine Feldmark Rabinowitz Ed’46 GEd’48 Gr’93, Havertown, Pa., Sept. 5. She had worked for the Philadelphia school district for many years.
Jean Broadbelt Scattergood CW’46, Medford, N.J., a retired elementary-school teacher; Nov. 23. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
1947 | Hon. Arlin M. Adams L’47 Hon’98, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired federal judge who served on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1969 to 1987; Dec. 22. He served on Penn’s Board of Trustees (1985-91), chaired the Law School’s Board of Overseers (1985-91), and was an adjunct member of the law faculty for over two decades. He served as an overseer of what is now the School of Social Policy & Practice, and was chair of the Fels Institute of Government. He received the University’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1994, the Law School’s Distinguished Service Award in 1981, and its James Wilson Award in 2001. In 2005, the Arlin M. Adams Professorship of Constitutional Law was established at Penn. He managed Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign in Pennsylvania in 1967, and was a finalist for a US Supreme Court seat on three separate occasions. He retired from the Philadelphia law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in 2012. His wife is Neysa Cristol Adams CW’42.
David W. Bernstein W’47, Henderson, Nev., a retired attorney; Nov. 3.
Betty Rowe Horner DH’47, Montross, Va., a retired dental hygienist; Oct. 30.
Dr. Ellsworth E. Jackson Jr. C’47, East Stroudsburg, Pa., a retired Presbyterian pastor who later taught at New York Institute of Technology; Nov. 6. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.
Dr. Julian S. Kobler CCC’47, Huntsville, Ala., a retired weapon-systems program director for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command; July 25.
Edith Oberson Wagner CW’47, Hazleton, Pa., May 1. Her daughters are Dr. Audrey A. Wagner C’80 and Barbara R. Wagner C’83 G’95.
Dr. Anthony F.C. Wallace C’47 G’49 Gr’50, Parkesburg, Pa., professor emeritus of anthropology at the University; Oct. 5. He began teaching at Penn in 1948 and was appointed professor and department chair in 1961. In this role, he obtained funding from the National Science Foundation to help build the academic wing of the Penn Museum. In 1980, he was appointed the first Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought, and in 1983, the University Professor of Anthropology; he retired from Penn in 1988. Specializing in Native American cultures, he wrote several award-winning books, most recently Tuscarora: A History (2012), which describes the cultural survival of the Iroquois people in western New York state, which he first visited as a graduate student in 1948.
1948 | Dr. Alice Roth Crilly CW’48, Coronado, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014.
Hertz N. Henkoff C’48, Scarsdale, N.Y., a retired attorney; Sept. 27. His son is David M. Henkoff C’82.
Frank M. Highberger Ar’48, Spokane, Wash., a retired architect who maintained a practice in Pittsburgh for many years; June 30.
Carl E. Lind WEv’48, Burr Ridge, Ill., a retired buyer and sales manager at the old Sears Roebuck; Nov. 10. As its national manager of sporting goods, he is credited with helping to launch the famous Atari video game Pong.
Marian Kooker Lynch Ar’48, Macomb, Mich., a retired urban planner; March 5.
Nathaniel O. Schaefer Jr. W’48, Tuscon, Ariz., retired owner of the Ptarmigan Lodge and Arapahoe Café in Dillon, Colo.; Dec. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Basil A. Wapensky WG’48, Dunwoody, Ga., a retired economist who worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for 15 years; June 9. He was later appointed by the IMF to advise newly created central banks around the world.
1949 | Dr. Jules Blake Ch’49 G’51 Gr’54, Bridgewater, N.J., retired vice president of corporate scientific affairs at Colgate-Palmolive; Dec. 2. After retiring in 1988, he served in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His daughter is Judith E. Blake WG’80.
Frank J. Concannon WEv’49, Doylestown, Pa., a retired accountant and politician who served as the Allentown city controller; Nov. 30. During World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific. His daughter is Ellen Concannon Happ GAr’80.
Robert A. Greenberg W’49, Columbus, Ohio, a retired stockbroker; Nov. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Dr. F. Turner Reuter GM’49, Aldie, Va., a retired urologist; Feb. 28, 2015. A photographer of wildlife, some of his work was published by National Geographic. During World War II, he served in the US Army as a captain.
Frank D. Stoneburner WG’49, Richmond, Va., a retired manager and director at the old Reynolds Metals Co.; Dec. 13.
Dr. William E. Toombs G’49, State College, Pa., a professor emeritus of education at Pennsylvania State University; April 4. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. His son is W. Scott Toombs WG’71.
1950 | Marjorie Bassett HUP’50, Danville, Pa., a retired nurse; Dec. 1.
Leslie H. Deming W’50, Watertown, N.Y., a retired attorney; Nov. 9. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Kite & Key, Sphinx Senior Society, the heavyweight rowing team, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Audrey Rakow Friedman G’50, Naples, Fla., a retired college psychologist; Nov. 30.
Charles E. Knox W’50, Lancaster, Ohio, a retired vice president of manufacturing at Rocal Inc.; Nov. 12.
Dr. L. Clifford Lewis Jr. M’50, Lakewood, N.J., a retired physician who maintained a practice in Malvern, Pa., for 46 years; Dec. 23. His son is Dr. Eric C. Lewis M’86.
Dr. Julian Meltzoff Gr’50, La Jolla, Calif., a retired chief of psychology at the VA outpatient clinic in Brooklyn from 1954 to 1977, where he was a pioneer in establishing PTSD treatments; Dec. 22.
Irma Sarett Rosenstein SW’50, Lexington, Ky., a retired professor of social work at the University of Kentucky; Nov. 6.
Grace Leister Stetson CW’50, Newtown, Pa., a retired head of English at Newtown Intermediate School; Nov. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
F. Carlyle Tiller WG’50, Lakeland, Fla., retired chair and CEO of the old Wheat, First Securities, Inc.; Dec. 28. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.
Dr. John Joseph Walsh C’50, St. Helena Island, S.C., a retired urologist; Sept. 1. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
1951 | Joseph C. Bednar Jr. W’51, Huntington, Conn., former head of his family’s motor-car firm; Nov. 23. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Robert J. Disney D’51, Manheim, Pa., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Albany, N.Y., for over 50 years; Nov. 28.
Harry B. Earhart G’51, Manheim, Pa., a retired assistant high-school principal; Sept. 15.
Casmira A. Marciniszyn Nu’51, Groton, Conn., retired director of nursing at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.; Aug. 16. She had been director of nursing at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. During World War II, she served in the US Army as a nurse.
Charles Ness G’51, State College, Pa., a retired librarian at Pennsylvania State University; July 24. During World War II, he served with the US Army in Europe, receiving two battle stars and providing assistance to survivors of the Battle of the Bulge as a field medic.
Donald R. Sparks Ar’51, Wenonah, N.J., retired president of Sparks Exhibits, a family firm; Dec. 3. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
1952 | Loy C. Awkerman V’52, Lebanon, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 29. He received the University’s Veterinary Award of Merit in 1987.
Rev. Robert C.S. Deacon C’52, Bellow Falls, Vt., June 1. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. His sister is Sandra Deacon Miller CW’55.
Dr. David M. Hadley M’52, Plainfield, Ind., a retired medical director of Plainfield Health Care Center; May. 29.
Robert M. Katz W’52, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a retired attorney; Nov. 1, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Richard J. Kosich EE’52 , Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired missile-systems engineer with RCA; Oct. 29.
Phyllis Krim FA’52, New York, an artist specializing in paintings of cars, whose work was featured in several magazines and newspapers; Feb. 16, 2014.
Dr. Andre C. G. Malecot Gr’52, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Sept. 3. He taught at Penn, 1962-69.
Robert H. Rand Ar’52, Haverhill, Mass., a retired architect; Aug. 27. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Dr. Robert H. Seller C’52 M’56 GM’60, Buffalo, N.Y., a retired department chair of family medicine at the University of Buffalo; Nov. 24. Earlier, he was the founding director of the family-medicine program at the old Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Mu fraternity. His wife is Maxine S. Seller Gr’65.
Dr. Harry Warren Slade GM’52, Longview, Texas, a retired neurosurgeon; Nov. 6.
Stephen Raymond Szuba W’52, Allison Park, Pa., a retired manager with the old Westinghouse Electric; Nov. 18.
1953 | Dr. William M. Alexander GM’53, Hendersonville, N.C., a retired physician; Sept. 3.
Louis M. Balk SW’53, Baltimore, retired assistant executive director of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital; Jan. 12, 2015. His wife is Thea Sachs Balk SW’55.
Dr. Ronald B. Dietrick M’53, Woodway, Texas, a retired missionary and surgeon in South Korea; Jan. 30, 2015. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
John W. George GM’53, Morro Bay, Calif., a retired pediatrician; June 25. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, receiving two Air Medals after his B-17 was shot down over Germany.
James T. Kane Jr. W’53, Ocean City, N.J., a retired financial advisor who established one of the first US firms specializing in pension plans for corporations, PACS, Inc., for which he served as president for nearly 50 years; Nov. 4. At Penn, he was manager of the men’s basketball team. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. His son is Joseph P. Kane W’79.
Walter H. Kilbourne Jr. C’53, Bethesda, Md., a retired commercial real-estate broker; May 6. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Howard Levin C’53, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired physician for the Mantua elementary schools from 1960 to 1994; Dec. 16.
Dr. Samuel C. Marty Jr. M’53, San Mateo, Calif., a retired psychiatrist; Nov. 29, 2014.
Betty Lou Smith Meador DH’53, Miami Lakes, Fla., a retired dental hygienist; Nov. 19.
Dr. Franklin S. Nauman C’53, Sun City Center, Fla., a retired Presbyterian pastor; Nov. 17.
John E. Pickett W’53, Avon, Conn., Feb. 28, 2015. He had worked for the old TWA for many years.
Edward T. Shadek WG’53, La Jolla, Calif., retired head of Wildlife Education Ltd., a children’s book publisher; Oct. 7. He previously ran a chain of radio stations. His brother is Warren H. Shadek WG’51.
Dr. Alvin H. Simonson GD’53, New London, Conn., a retired oral surgeon; Aug. 3. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His daughter is Barbara R. Dean PT’77 and his sons are Richard S. Simonson C’78 and Steve N. Simonson C’82.
Richard L. Whitehead L’53, Lenox, Mass., retired chair of Berkshire Life Insurance; Dec. 16.
1954 | Averry M. Irwin V’54, Max Meadows, Va., a retired veterinarian with the state agriculture department for over 40 years; June 27.
1955 | Dr. Edgar Irizarry Bulls GM’55, San Juan, P.R., Sept. 11, 2014.
Edwin S. Fabricius C’55, Voorhees, N.J., retired director of sports information at Penn from 1961 through the mid-1970s; Nov. 13. During that time, he helped negotiate the start of local television broadcasts of Big 5 basketball games. Committed to Penn after retiring, he established the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996 and worked closely with the Penn Relays. He had also been director of communications for the US Tennis Association and a consultant to the US Olympic and Special Olympic committees. As a student at Penn, he was a member of the baseball team and Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Martin Meltz W’55, Lubec, Maine, a retired film critic for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram; March 18.
Charles Edward Walker Gr’55, Montgomery Village, Md., a retired economist with the US Department of Treasury, where he administered the landmark program that shared federal tax revenue with states and localities in the 1970s; June 2. In retirement, a prominent lobbyist for business interests, he was known for preserving entertainment tax write-offs such as the proverbial three-martini lunch.
1956 | Dr. Donald H. Cates GM’56, Fair Oaks, Calif., a retired physician; June 7. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Stephen Fayer C’56, Boston, an award-winning television writer; Nov. 29. He won an Emmy for his script for Mississippi: Is This America? (1987) in the PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and received the Writers Guild of America award for his work on George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire (2000). His brother is Herbert Fayer C’58.
Beverly Gammage HUP’56, Milford, Conn., a retired pediatric nurse and head of Maryland’s childhood lead-poisoning prevention program; Nov. 8.
Marjorie Conole Hargrave CW’56, Broomfield, Colo., a retired school administrator; May 1.
Barry Lhormer W’56, Pittsburgh, a retired real estate developer; Nov. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
William G. Rose G’56 , Spring Valley, S.C., a retired manager and men’s clothing buyer for the old Strawbridge’s; Oct. 29.
Rodney W. Wilson WG’56, Wilmington, Del., a retired manager of sales and marketing for automotive additives and car products at the du Pont Co.; July 17.
Dr. Joseph A. Witkowski GM’56, Philadelphia, a professor emeritus of dermatology in Penn’s medical school; Sept. 2.
1957 | Allen Harberg W’57, Philadelphia, a real-estate developer and entrepreneur; Dec. 1. A member of the board of the Philadelphia Urban Finance Corp., he helped establish Zion Gardens, the first apartment complex in Philadelphia owned by African Americans (1966), and Progress Plaza, a large shopping center on North Broad Street (1968).
Dr. Gerald D. Weinstein C’57 M’61, Tustin, Calif., former chair of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine; Dec. 15. He specialized in psoriasis. At Penn, he was a member of the Penn Band and Tau Delta Phi fraternity.
1958 | Walter P. Fekula W’58, New York, a retired manager at the old Credit Suisse First Boston; Feb. 7, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Ira R. Fish W’58, New York, a retired summer-camp director who founded New Jersey’s Jeff Lake Day Camp in 1958 and worked there for 54 years; Dec. 14. His daughter is Jane Fish Kagan C’82, who is the camp’s current owner, and her daughter is Eliza K. Kagan C’17.
Anne Abernathy Janson GEd’58 GrEd’92, King of Prussia, Pa., a retired counselor for the Radnor School District; Nov. 18, 2014.
Edwin W. Semans Jr. L’58, McLean, Va., April 13. He had worked for the Social Security Administration.
Dr. Richard B. Uhrich M’58, Chandler, Ariz., a retired medical officer in the US Public Health Service; Sept. 29.
1959 | Sara Sandoe Dunlap Nu’59, Great Neck, N.Y.; Feb. 11, 2015.
Bernard Greene WG’59, Merrick, N.Y., a retired assistant superintendent of Hempstead School District who had been a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force; Aug. 7. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps as a B-29 bombardier, receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross; he remained in the service for nearly 20 more years. His sons are Richard L. Greene W’75 and Fredric P. Greene W’83.
E. Paul Jennings Jr. WG’59, Atlanta, a retired banking executive who had served three terms in the state House of Representatives; Oct. 26.
Dr. Albert L. Sheffer GM’59, Weston, Mass., a retired director of allergies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Dec. 22.
1960 | Dr. Alexander Konrad Gr’60, Cleveland, professor emeritus of Russian at Case Western Reserve University; Sept. 3, 2014.
Eva Lorange Mitchell CW’60, Flat Rock, N.C., a retired English teacher; Oct. 17. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her husband is Donald M. Mitchell WG’64.
1961 | Dorothy Sloan Atkinson SW’61, Towson, Md., a retired supervisor in the Baltimore social-services department from 1950 to 1982; Dec. 22.
Dr. Philip F. Cerveny Jr. D’61, Gilford, N.H., a retired dentist; Oct. 11.
Dr. Narendra N. Puri GrE’61, North Brunswick, N.J., a retired professor of electrical engineering at Rutgers University for 38 years; Dec. 4.
Dr. James D. Tully GM’61, Wyckoff, N.J., a retired anesthesiologist; Nov. 17.
1962 | James L. Benjamin W’62, Killingworth, Conn.,retired controller of the state’s United Illuminating Co., where he worked for 42 years; Nov. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Dr. Joseph S. Chioffi D’62, New Haven, Conn., a retired dentist; Dec. 12, 2014.
Louis R. Cortigene CGS’62, Auburn, Maine, a retired chemist for the old Fitchburg (Mass.) Paper Co.; Aug. 20.
Richard A. Kimbrough GAr’62, St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired architect; Nov. 3.
Robert A. Leavenworth GEE’62, Virginia Beach, Va., a retired engineer with IBM in Oswego, N.Y., where he worked from 1962 to 1995 on military-weapons systems; June 30, 2014.
H. Milton Patton GCP’62, Georgetown, Ky., a retired city planner; Nov. 27.
Dennis Robert Woolley C’62, St. Joseph, Mich., Oct. 10. He had worked for the Whirlpool Corp. for many years. At Penn, he was a member of the varsity-football and wrestling teams, and Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Friars Senior Society. During the Vietnam War, he served as an artillery officer in the US Marine Corps. His wife is Nan Thomas Woolley DH’62.
1963 | Dr. James C. Castle GEE’63 GrE’66, Rancho Mirage, Calif., Nov. 11. He had run several computer companies.
Karen B. Dubno G’63 , New York; Sept. 1.
Samuel Greenhalgh ME’63 GME’65, Doylestown, Pa., a retired aeronautical engineer for the US Navy and later professor of science and engineering at Bucks County Community College; Nov. 20.
Dr. William T. Hardaker Jr. C’63, Durham, N.C., a former professor of orthopedics at Duke University, where he served as team physician for several athletic teams; Dec. 4. He served as an aviator in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, flying in over 285 combat missions. At Penn, he was the captain of the 1962 football team and a member of the Sphinx Senior Society.
Dr. A. Peter Haupert M’63, Waukesha, Wis., a retired ER physician; Sept. 27, 2014.
Walter L. North Jr. V’63, Muncy Valley, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Sept. 10.
Albert W. Seifert WG’63, Mystic, Conn., a retired head of a plastics firm; Dec. 8.
1964 | Richard W. Berlinger C’64, Ft. Washington, Pa., an attorney; Nov. 14. At Penn, he was a member of the Glee Club.
Dr. Wallace Jackson Gr’64, New Bern, N.C., a professor emeritus of English at Duke University; Nov. 29.
Dr. Robert T. McKinlay M’64, Westerville, Ohio, a retired professor of ophthalmology at Ohio State University; Dec. 17. He was a longtime captain in the US Navy, serving in the Vietnam War and receiving numerous military decorations and awards.
George E. Weaver C’64 Gr’71, Havertown, Pa., a professor emeritus of philosophy at Bryn Mawr College; Dec. 4. His wife is Dr. Mary L. Hediger Gr’85.
1965 | Jonathan C. Greene C’65, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a longtime television cameraman and editor for Philadelphia’s Channel 10; Nov. 5. His sister is Michele C. Greene W’62.
Fred Lewis C’65, Grenada, Wis., Aug. 24. He had run an advertising agency.
Elizabeth Koliopulos Quinlan GNu’65, Washington, Aug. 1.
1966 | Roger M. Adelman L’66, Washington, a retired federal prosecutor; Sept. 12.
Dorothy M. Cibula SW’66, North Conway, N.H., a retired clinical social worker; Aug. 30.
Dr. Charles Richard Cowdrey GPU’66, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Aug. 21.
Dr. Garry L. Holtzman M’66, Severna Park, Md., a retired medical-corps officer in the US Navy; Oct. 29.
Dr. James B. Johnson G’66, Alderson, W.Va., a retired pastor of First Baptist Church of Fairmont; Nov. 30.
Robert L. Kaplan L’66, Philadelphia, a retired federal community-development officer; Jan. 2015.
Stephen G. Seliger C’66, Chicago, a civil-rights attorney; May 13, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.
David M. Silfen C’66, New York, vice chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees and a longtime senior executive at Goldman Sachs; Nov. 28. He first became a Penn trustee in 1998 and took an active role in executing the University’s $4.3 billion Making History campaign as chair of the Trustees’ development committee, 2004-09. He was also a longtime member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts & Sciences, becoming its chair in 2009. Among other gifts, he and his wife, Lyn, funded two Penn Integrates Knowledge professorships in 2005. They also created the Silfen Student Study Center in the Perelman Quadrangle. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, Mask & Wig, and the varsity golf team. His son is Adam G. Silfen C’98 WG’03 and his daughter is Jane E. Silfen C’07.
Dr. Edward Joseph Zobian M’66, Wyomissing, Pa., a retired ophthalmologist who specialized in cataract surgery; Nov. 18. He served in the US Army as a surgeon during the Vietnam War. His sister is Doris Z. Calian CW’54.
1967 | Robert Kenneth Briskin C’67, Owings Mills, Md., an attorney; Jan. 30, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig.
James W. Dufour GEd’67, Mandeville, La., a senior systems programmer at IBM for 25 years; Oct. 15. He was a founding member of the National Peace Corps Association. His wife is Joanne M. Dufour GEd’67.
Dr. Augustus E. Fricker Jr. V’67, Southern Shores, N.C., a retired veterinarian; Oct. 18.
Oliver Thomas Hayes III WG’67, Norwalk, Conn., a retired marketing executive; Dec. 10. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first man to have skied in all seven continents. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Edwin Kosempel ChE’67, Feasterville-Trevose, Pa., a retired chemical engineer; Nov. 4, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer team.
J. Francis Mahoney IV C’67, Wynnewood, Pa., a principal in a commercial realty firm; Nov. 18. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s track team and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. His son is Timothy J. Mahoney W’06 WG’17.
1968 | Michael D. Coombs GEE’68, Greenwood, Ind., a retired director of finance at Eli Lilly; Oct. 3.
Dr. David H. Rothstein GD’68, Furlong, Pa., a retired dentist; Aug. 15.
1969 | Dr. Joseph E. Antenson Gr’69, New York, a retired principal of the City College of New York; July 18.
Dr. Paul M. Bernstein Gr’69, Aspinwall, Pa., a retired professor of psychology at Duquesne University; Sept. 12, 2014.
Robert G. Sharpe WEv’69, Glenolden, Pa., a retired operations supervisor at Boeing; Feb. 12, 2015.
Jay M. Starr C’69, Merion, Pa., an attorney in private practice who later served as the director of the Commercial Finance Association from 1994 to 2007; Dec. 6. He also managed three Philadelphia-area startups, and was a guest lecturer at Wharton. As a student, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. His brothers are Richard M. Starr C’72 and Lawrence A. Starr C’74.
1970 | Dr. Howard S. Baker GM’70, Wynnewood, Pa., a psychiatrist and former clinical associate professor in Penn’s medical school; Dec. 20.
Joan H. Clymer G’70, Haddon, N.J., Oct. 19. She had worked for the Cigna Corp.
Edwin G. Duffin Jr. GrE’70, St. Paul, Minn., a retired professor at Northwestern University; Oct. 23.
Dr. Kenneth R. Sandler M’70 GM’74, Malvern, Pa., a former clinical professor of psychiatry in Penn’s medical school for over 30 years who was the founding head of the Lighthouse at Mays Landing (N.J.), an addiction-rehabilitation facility; Dec. 24. His daughter is Kayla R. Sandler Gr’17.
Josephine Sawyer CW’70, Waxshaw, N.C., a retired founder of an executive search firm; Nov. 8. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
1971 | Dr. Herminia M. Alfonso ASC’71 Gr’92, Quezon City, Philippines; retired professor of communication research at the University of the Philippines; Aug. 11.
Richard B. Haslett WG’71, Cary, N.C., a former financial analyst; Nov. 13.
Daniel F. McCarthy WG’71, Chapel Hill, N.C., a retired executive with the Hess Corporation; Dec. 28, 2014.
Dr. Carl J. Raque GM’71, Little Rock, Ark., a retired dermatologist who maintained a practice there for 39 years; Nov. 24.
John B. Sparks WG’71, South Dennis, Mass., July 5.
1972 | Patricia C. Bonan Nu’72 GNu’79, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired psychiatric nurse specialist at Jefferson Hospital; Sept. 4.
Dr. Kenneth P. Cicuto GM’72, Portland, Maine, a retired radiologist; Oct. 25.
Leon B. Davis SW’72, Willingboro, N.J., May 5.
Sarah H. Dixon GAr’72, Boston, June 28.
Robert E. Gillon WG’72, Fairfield, Conn., retired senior vice president of an energy company; Oct. 9.
Dr. Georgina M. Nemecek Gr’72, Ledgewood, N.J., an attorney; July 20. She had earlier worked for Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
R. Tek Nickerson GRP’72, Wailua, Hawaii, founder of Coco Mana, a nonprofit; Sept. 5.
Paul J. Shellem WG’72 GEE’80, Downingtown, Pa., Nov. 23.
1973 | Russell Carlson Adams Jr. WG’73, Geneva, Ill., a retired manager at Weyerhauser; Oct. 30.
Bruce Wayne Burgess C’73, Philadelphia, a retired director of special-education programs in the city’s school district; June 12.
1974 | Alvin Finch WG’74, Marietta, Ga., a retired US Navy captain; April 6.
1975 | Edward Biddle WG’75, Malvern, Pa., a retired US Navy captain; Sept. 1.
Dr. Daniel P. Casullo GD’75, Philadelphia, a retired periodontist and orthodontist who had served as an associate professor of orthodontics at Penn for over 25 years; Oct. 3. He directed the general-practice fellowship program for 11 years.
Dennis J. Jordan C’75, Charlottesville, Va., Dec. 23.
1976 | Dr. Rebecca L. Berger Goll D’76, Seattle, a former dentist; Jan. 14, 2015.
Eugene Charles Miller WG’76, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 30.
Linda Sharp Winston WG’76, Santa Fe, N.M., a retired executive of Frost Bank; Aug. 25.
1977 | Dr. Edward P. Rindler Gr’77, Washington, Nov. 3. He was head of the money-laundering and terrorist-financing groups at the US State Department.
Dr. John C. Salerno Gr’77, Acworth, Ga., a retired professor of biology at Kennesaw State University; Dec. 25.
1978 | Julio J. Lastra L’78, Philadelphia, a hearing examiner for the city’s Gas Commission; May 1
Edward Leong L’78, McLean, Va., an attorney who worked in the Office of Legislative Counsel for the US House of Representatives for 36 years; Dec. 7, 2014.
1979 | Steven D. Broad W’79, Belvedere, Calif., senior vice president of Israel Discount Bank; Sept. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Dr. Burton J. Cohen G’79 Gr’83, Media, Pa., a planning and organizational consultant; Dec. 11. He had taught at Penn, and was a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Youth Policy. His wife is Linda Handloff Cohen CW’69.
Katharine Louise Leech C’79, Brooklyn, N.Y., a costume designer who taught at the Tisch School of the Arts; July 16. She designed costumes for over 150 productions there, as well as several Broadway productions. At Penn, she was a member of Penn Singers. Her husband is Scot Campbell Galliher C’80 and her sister is Gwyneth M. Leech C’81.
1980 | Neil P. Forrest L’80, Roslyn Heights, N.Y., an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb; Feb. 12, 2015.
Gracie E. Perry GNu’80, West Chester, Pa., Feb. 28.
Joan Lourd Roll W’80 L’83, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., an attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP; Aug. 22.
1981 | Dr. Raymond M. Binetti Gr’81, Woodbridge, N.J., director of psychological services for Public Service Enterprise Group; Nov. 26. He previously was a clinical counselor for children with the Devereux Foundation. His wife is Victoria P. Binetti Gr’80.
Theresa D. Dietrich G’81, Langhorne, Pa., retired head of the senior-health insurance program of the New Jersey Division on Aging; Dec. 14.
1983 | Cynthia C. Battles C’83, Rutland, Vt., a freelance writer; March 20.
Dr. Barbara M. Boland Gr’83, St. Davids, Pa., July 27.
Dr. Robert F. Dunn Gr’83, Kennett Square, Pa., emeritus professor of English at St. Joseph’s University, where he taught for 39 years; Nov. 28. His wife is Margaret S. Dunn G’83.
Dr. William A. Ryan Jr. M’83, Baltimore, a retired physician; May 30.
Steven M. Sherwyn W’83, Manhattan Beach, Calif., a CFO of Western Asset Mortgage Capital; Dec. 8.
Dr. Peter D. Taylor GM’83, Minneapolis, a retired physician at Fairview Riverside Hospital; Sept. 26.
1984 | Gail S. Bernstein-Gold C’84, Brooklyn, N.Y., an attorney who most recently worked as director of Community Reinvestment Act compliance at Charles Schwab; July 20.
Gary M. Fahl WG’84, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, April 12.
Ronald V. Sanders WEv’84, Abington, Pa., retired registrar of the University from 1985 to 2009, where he led the move to online access and registration, notably Penn InTouch 2000, a web-based degree-planning and audit system; Dec. 24. He also served on the facilities committee of the University Council. His daughter is Monica Sanders Embery C’87.
1985 | James B. Curtin Jr. C’85, Norwalk, Conn., a management consultant who most recently worked at Towers Watson; Dec. 3. At Penn, he was a member of the varsity heavyweight rowing team and Theta Xi fraternity.
1986 | William A. Smart III WG’86, Palo Alto, Calif., a retired architect; Oct. 17.
1987 | Christopher Colver Arnold C’87, Southampton, N.Y., an event producer for public-relations firms; Oct. 30.
Roman Z. Kyzyk WG’87, New York, Sept. 29.
1989 | Dr. Joseph Leo Mallon Jr. M’89, Macungie, Pa., a physician at Lehigh Valley Hospital; Sept. 9.
1990 | Dr. Stephanie M. H. Camp C’90 Gr’98, Seattle, a professor of history at the University of Washington; April 2, 2014. She wrote Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South (2004). At Penn, she was a member of the Black Student League.
1991 | Dr. Jason S. Goldfeder C’91, St. Louis, a former professor of medicine at Washington University and attending physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Dec. 9. He raised nearly $250,000 for ALS, after being diagnosed with the disease in 2004.
Jonathan Michael Sobel W’91, New York, an attorney; July 27, 2014.
1999 | Lee F.S. Gross GEd’99, Haddonfield, N.J., April 16.
2000 | Hope McCluskey Parente C’00, Chapin, S.C., Oct. 31.
Joseph Q. Davis SW’01, Philadelphia, a mentor at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital; Aug. 15.
2002 | Patricia M. Skudera SW’02, Allentown, Pa., an addictions counselor; Nov. 27.
2004 | Dr. Andrew B. Geier G’04 Gr’09, Austin, Texas, a behavioral economist with Goldman Sachs; Sept. 7.
2006 | Erik K. Ludwig L’06, Hillsborough, N.C., Aug. 10.
2007 | Adele Crane CGS’07, Philadelphia, June 7.
Jacob Weinberger CGS’07, Philadelphia, Oct. 10.
David Weisberg CGS’07, Philadelphia, Nov. 24. His wife is Renee K. Weisberg CGS’07.
Faculty & Staff
Arlin Adams. See Class of 1947.
Dr. Daniel P. Casullo. See Class of 1975.
Dr. Gaetan A. Campisi, Broomall, Pa.,retired professor of pediatric dental surgery at the School of Dental Medicine for 31 years; Nov. 30. He also taught in Penn’s dental clinic, which provided dental care for those in need, particularly children.
Dr. Burton J. Cohen. See Class of 1979.
Edwin S. Fabricius. See Class of 1955.
Dr. John A. Flick, Newtown Square, Pa., retired associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine; Oct. 26. He joined the Penn faculty in 1944 and served as chair of microbiology, before retiring in 1982. His wife is Arlene Johnson Flick CW’60. His daughter is Dr. Anne C. Flick CW’74 GEd’76, whose husband is Neil S. Braun C’74 (their children are Samantha F. Braun C’12 and Spencer F. Braun C’14), and his son is Gregory R. Flick M’77.
Robert A. Glascott, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., retired director of recreation at Penn from 1980 to 1996; Dec. 7. He had attended Penn as a student before transferring to the University of Tennessee, where he played in the 1957 Sugar Bowl and 1958 Gator Bowl. Bob Glascott joined the Penn staff in 1967 as an associate director of physical education; he served on the staff of the Penn Relays from 1974, latterly as chief clerk, retiring last year. One daughter is Elizabeth A. Glascott C’81 GEd’82 and his son is Robert A. Glascott Jr. C’85.
A. Leo Levin. See Class of 1942.
Dr. Andre C. G. Malecot. See Class of 1952.
Dr. Elaine Pierson-Mastroianni, Bryn Mawr, Pa., clinical associate professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine and former head of student health at Penn; Oct. 3. She came to Penn in 1968 as a staff physician for the student health clinic and joined the faculty a year later. In 1971, she wrote Sex Is Never An Emergency: A Candid Guide for College Students, a sexual-health guide that sold more than 200,000 copies and was given to every incoming student at Penn. Three years later, she co-wrote Female and Male: Dimensions on Human Sexuality. She was promoted to clinical associate professor in 1979 and was accorded emeritus status in 1992. Her daughter is Anna Mastroianni C’82 W’82 L’86.
Dr. Eugene R. Nixon, Shewsbury, Mass., professor emeritus of chemistry; Jan. 10, 2015. He joined Penn in 1949, was appointed professor in 1969, and retired in 1986. He specialized in the study of the interactions between radiation and chemical systems. He also had served as vice dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, acting chair of chemistry, and director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of the Matter.
Dr. Johannes Pennings, New York, the Marie and Joseph Melone Professor Emeritus of Management; Oct. 29. He joined the Wharton faculty as an associate professor in 1983 and retired from Penn in 2010. He authored or co-authored eight books and more than 100 articles and book chapters. His son is Barend M. Pennings C’93 G’97 WG’97 and his daughter is Saskia P. Evans C’95.
Dr. David Premack, Santa Barbara, Calif., emeritus professor of psychology; June 11. He joined the Penn faculty in 1975 as a professor. He studied chimpanzee cognition and use of language, and he established a primate study center in Honey Brook, Pa. He was a William James Fellow of the American Psychological Society.
Evan Rose, Brooklyn, N.Y., professor of practice in urban design at Penn; July 13. He created the award-winning Waterfront Urban Design and Access Plan and the Downtown Streetscape Plan for San Francisco. He had led the urban practice and built the New York office of SMWM and launched Urban Design+ and SiteLab Urban Studio. He was awarded PennDesign’s G. Holmes Perkins Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Ronald V. Sanders. See Class of 1984.
Dr. Kenneth R. Sandler. See Class of 1970.
David M. Silfen. See Class of 1966.
Dr. Maurice N. Srouji, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a former associate professor of pediatric surgery in the School of Medicine; Dec. 9. He joined the Penn faculty and was an assistant instructor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1959. He was promoted to assistant professor of pediatric surgery in the medical school in 1968 and to associate professor of pediatric surgery in 1974, before retiring later that year. One daughter is Dr. Nadine S. Srouji M’96 GM’99.
Dr. Anthony F.C. Wallace. See Class of 1947.
Dr. Joseph A. Witkowski. See Class of 1956.
Dr. Don Yoder, Devon, Pa.,emeritus professor of folklife studies, religious studies, and American studies at Penn; Aug. 11. He joined the Penn faculty as instructor and assistant professor of religious thought in 1956, and became an associate professor in 1966. In 1974, he was appointed associate professor of folklore and folklife, and in 1975, became a full professor. In 1996, he was elevated to professor emeritus. At Penn, he founded the nation’s first graduate folklife-studies program, and he was instrumental in establishing the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. He cofounded the Pennsylvania Folklife Center and helped establish the Kutztown Folk Festival. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1986.