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May|June 2016

1932 | Elena V. Roma FA’32, Glenside, Pa., Jan. 19.

1933 | Bella Weintraub Kupperstein Ed’33, Philadelphia, a retired high-school teacher; Feb. 7, at 102. Her daughter is Lenore R. Kupperstein-Susman CW’63 G’65 Gr’79 and her son is Dr. Paul M. Kupperstein C’67.

1934 | Arthur Salis C’34, Boca Raton, Fla., Oct. 12.

Rose Izenberg Segal Ed’34, Miami Beach, Fla., a retired bookkeeper; Jan. 4, at 103.

1939 | David Arons C’39, Durham, N.C., a retired advertising director for the old Gimbels department-store chain; Dec. 19. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he played piccolo in the Penn Band.

Betty Blaetz Lauterbach Ed’39 GEd’40, Seaford, Va., Jan. 8. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

1940 | George J. Brindis W’40, Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 3. He had run his family’s leather-manufacturing firm in Haverhill, Mass. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Mary Wagner Hastings Ed’40, Milton, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; Dec. 31.

Bernard M. Kass W’40, Great Neck, N.Y., Feb. 8. He had run an import-export firm. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. During World War II, he served as a codebreaker in the US Army.

1941 | Clifford S. Heinz Jr. W’41, Beverly Hills, Calif., a philanthropist who was a scion of the famous H. J. Heinz family; Sept. 22. He had endowed several education programs in California.

Dr. Irwin Honigfeld D’41, Verona, N.J., a retired dentist who maintained a practice there for over 50 years; Jan. 5.

Dr. David J. Kennedy D’41, Palm City, Fla., a retired oral surgeon who maintained a practice in Syracuse, N.Y., for 30 years; Dec. 16. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Harry G. Moock Jr. W’41, Mission Viejo, Calif., July 14. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team.

Dr. Rowan C. Pearce Jr. C’41 M’44 GM’49, Lancaster, Pa., a retired chief attending otorhinolaryngologist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., from 1960 to 1977; Jan. 4. During World War II, he served as a medical officer with the US Navy in the Philippines; he also served during the Korean War. His wife is Jeanne Kirkman Pearce CW’47.

Viola G. Williams HUP’41, Suwanee, Ga., a retired nurse; Jan. 19, 2015.

1942 | Walter Graham Arader W’42, Radnor, Pa., a former state secretary of commerce (1971-3) who then served on the Pennsylvania Securities Commission (1974-1980); Jan. 18. He worked in Penn’s development office early in his career and, years later, was a key volunteer during Penn’s Program For the Eighties fundraising campaign. He was elected a Trustee of the University in 1979, serving on the executive, budget & finance, and external-affairs committees, and he chaired the facilities & campus planning committee. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. His sister is Josephine Arader Hueber CW’47, his daughter is Georgeann Arader Berkinshaw CW’74 and two of his sons are Chris M. Arader C’75 and Alexander J. Arader WG’82.

Dr. J. Barton Cheyney II C’42, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., a retired family physician who maintained a practice in Willow Grove for 40 years; Nov. 10. During the Korean War, he served as a surgeon in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

L. Lloyd Dintiman ChE’42, Santa Rosa, Calif., a retired vice president in charge of distribution, chemicals, and plastics at Union Carbine; Dec. 4. At Penn, ‘Pete’ was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. His sister is Dr. Sara D. Leuallen M’46.

Judith S. Sarvetnick CW’42, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; Dec. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Her daughter is Jane Sarvetnick Roda OT’73 GEd’79 and her son is Robert A. Savett C’70 WG’81.

Roberta Zeid Shiekman Ed’42, Boynton Beach, Fla., Jan 2. Her husband is Morton Z. Shiekman W’43. Two of her sons are Laurence Z. Shiekman W’68 L’71 and Jonathan Shiekman W’71, and two grandchildren are Robert S. Shiekman C’02 and Wendy Shiekman Cohen C’02 WG’10. Her third son, Richard J. Shiekman C’74, died Jan. 30.

1943 | Edgar S. Brace Jr. W’43, Dallas, Pa., a retired accountant; Sept. 8, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the wrestling and sprint football teams. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Howard I. Green W’43, Hilton Head Island, S.C., the founder and former president of Fidelity America Financial Corp.; Dec. 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy, earning a Purple Heart.

Dr. John C. Kulp C’43, Coatesville, Pa., a retired pastor; Feb. 22.

Jean Webb Sewell Ed’43 GEd’44, Philadelphia, a retired teacher; Jan. 5.

Rev. James R. Tursi ChE’43 G’49, Philadelphia, retired pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wisc.; Jan. 14. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Babette R. Walters Ed’43, Dublin, Ohio, a retired elementary schoolteacher: Jan. 30. Her son is Donald Walters Jr. C’69.

1944 | Marjorie Dackerman Carlson CW’44, Sudbury, Mass., a retired research chemist: Dec. 17. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Diana Denny Kalmus FA’44 GFA’45, Mitchellville, Md., a retired newspaper caricaturist; Jan. 28. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Martha Yanishevsky Snyder Ed’44, Brookline, Mass., a retired teacher with the Cheltenham (Pa.) School District; Feb. 15. Her sons are Dr. Evan Y. Synder C’73 M’78 Gr’80 and Dr. Brian D. Snyder C’80 EE’80 GEE’82 M’86 Gr’91, whose wife is Sharon Brown Snyder GFA’83: their daughter is Chloe B. Snyder EAS’17.

1945 | Dr. Richard L. Bardsley D’45, Garnett, Kan., a retired dentist; Dec. 31.

Arthur L. Berger W’45, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired tax attorney; Feb. 23. He also did pro-bono civil-rights work in the 1960s, and he ran for Congress in 1970 and 1974.

Dr. Conrad M. Brahin C’45, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired chair of radiology at Rancocas Valley Hospital; Dec. 31. His wife is Judith L. Brahin CGS’82 and one son is Eric J. Brahin EAS’00 GEng’01.

Kathryn C. Varnell CW’45, Media, Pa., Feb. 6.

1946 | Dr. Herbert A. Faust C’46, Malvern, Pa., a retired neurologist at Paoli Hospital; Feb. 9, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society.

Elizabeth Henshaw Polster CW’46, Duncan, B.C., a retired teacher at Argenta Friends School; Jan. 15, 2015. A former head of Canadian Yearly Meeting (Quakers), she recently worked for the land claims of the Kenora First Nation. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

1947 | John T. Belisari W’47, West Chester, Pa., Feb. 10. He had worked for Arco. During World War II and the Korean War, he served with the US Marine Corps.

Irwin P. Labadorf W’47, Garden City, N.Y., a retired insurance broker at Sobel Affiliates, his family’s firm, now run by his two sons; Nov. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Air Force, flying 19 combat missions over Germany and earning an air medal with two oak leaf clusters. His nephew is Bruce Lefkowitz C’87, the former Penn basketball star.

Jane Renshaw HUP’47, New Cumberland, Pa., a retired nurse; Feb. 9.

Harold S. Rosenbluth C’47 L’50, Haverford, Pa., the head of Rosenbluth Vacations, the family-run travel agency that spanned over 120 years and four generations; Feb. 3. He served on the Board of Overseers of the Penn Libraries from 1998 to 2011. During World War II, he served in the US Army. As a student, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His wife is Frances Baylinson Rosenbluth Ed’48, whom he first met at Van Pelt.

Lois B. Thompson HUP’47, Hixson, Tenn., a retired nursing instructor; Aug. 12.

Bernice Klein Zap GEd’47, Brooklyn, N.Y., March 19, 2015.

1948 | Rita Borsari Ed’48 GEd’54, Philadelphia, a retired teacher; Feb. 26, 2015.

Wilson Bucher L’48, Columbia, Pa., a retired senior judge for the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas; Feb. 4. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Donald T. Casey C’48, Oradell, N.J., Jan. 15. He had worked as an executive in the textile industry. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team and the Sphinx Society.

Dr. George F. Gowen C’48, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired director of surgical endoscopy at Pennsylvania Hospital; Feb. 9. During World War II, he served in the US Marine Corps.

Gordon D. Griffin L’48, Skillman, N.J., a retired co-founder of the Princeton law firm Mason, Griffin & Pierson; Jan. 29. During World War II, he served in the US Army. One daughter is Sallie van Merkensteijn CGS’72 G’78 and one son is Henry R. F. Griffin C’73 L’78.

Henrietta Starr Malloy Jaeger FA’48, Devon, Pa., Feb. 21. She was a founding member of the Women’s Committee for Big Brothers of America. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Marie Santa Maria Lee CW’48, Philadelphia, Feb. 2. She had taught at the old Medical College of Pennsylvania.

James A. McMahon WG’48, Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 16. He had worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Rev. Robert E. Nicholson C’48, Lancaster, Pa., a retired Methodist minister who had taught mathematics in the Lower Merion School District for 22 years; Jan. 22. His brother is Blake E. Nicholson Jr. C’48.

Dr. Robert H. Palmer C’48, San Marino, Calif., a retired physician who had maintained a practice for 49 years; Dec. 31. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.

1949 | Edwin J. Berkowitz C’49, Merion, Pa., the retired head of J.E. Berkowitz Inc., the architectural glass manufacturer (now run by his son); Jan. 8. He played a prominent role in the construction of the new Penn Hillel building (2003). He served on the Board of Overseers of Penn’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. And he was the Class of 1949 gift chair. As a student, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His wife is Barbara S. Berkowitz Ed’51, whom he met at an AEPi party.

John M. Capozzola L’49, Madison, N.J., emeritus professor of public administration at New York University; Jan. 29. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Paul J. Cherney M’49 GM’51, Blue Bell, Pa., retired head of pathology at Abington Memorial Hospital; Jan. 25.

Robert Coles W’49, Warminster, Pa., a retired partner of the Fishbein & Co. accounting firm; Nov. 7.

Mary Phyllis Crilley HUP’49, Allentown, Pa., Feb. 13.

Alonzo R. Parsons CCC’49, Carmel, Calif., a retired sales and marketing executive at the old Honeywell; Feb. 3.

John W. Powell II W’49, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired steel-company executive; Dec. 7. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Henry W. Strauss W’49, Mt. Dora, Fla., a retired accountant and management consulting executive; Jan. 17. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Alfred L. Toth GEE’49, Devon, Pa., Jan. 24. His wife is Dr. Marian Davies Toth G’70 GrEd’77.

Stelvio A. Vitali ME’49, Havertown, Pa., Jan. 7. His sons are David C. Vitali C’86 and John Paul Vitali W’92.

1950 | Robert H. Bush Ch’50, Miami, a retired elementary-school teacher; April 3, 2015. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

Robert L. Davis W’50, Shelburne, Vt., a retired salesman and manager at AT&T; Jan. 19. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War.

George Andrew Ebelhare Jr. C’50, Masonville, Colo., June 9. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Dr. Joseph S. Handler C’50 M’54 GM’60, Washington, an award-winning scientist and director of nephrology at Johns Hopkins from 1988 to 2003; Dec. 20. He made many advances in kidney research and epithelial cell physiology.

John P. Huck W’50, Wallingford, Conn., a retired CPA for several companies and colleges; Jan. 20. During World War II, he served in the US Army. One son is Michael J. Huck C’77.

Patrick F. Kennedy Jr. W’50, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 17. One daughter is Patricia L. Kennedy C’87.

Leo E. Kiely GEd’50, Hamilton, N.Y., a retired math teacher; Feb. 16. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.

William A. Michener C’50, Penfield, N.Y., Dec. 28. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Norman Tenenbaum C’50, New York, a retired designer, for over 40 years at Maurice Villency, the furniture company; Oct. 22. At Penn, he was a member of the Kappa Nu Fraternity.

Ruth Myers Worthington Ed’50 GEd’84, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; Feb. 9. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

Arnold Zaslow W’50, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired partner of ATD-American Co., a family-run furniture and textile distributor; Feb. 18, 2015. His brothers are Jerome M. Zaslow W’45 and Spencer Zaslow W’47, with whom he ran the company for more than 60 years. One nephew is Robert Zaslow W’89 and one niece is Janet Zaslow Wischnia C’81, both of whom work at ATD.

1951 | Milton Becket L’51, Malvern, Pa., a retired attorney who opened his own practice that is run today by his children; Feb. 2. During World War II, he served in the US Army, receiving three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

Arthur E. Hassler CE’51, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired engineer and businessman who started his own company, Steel Structures, Inc.; Feb. 5.

Frank R. Heath ME’51 GME’54, Phoenixville, Pa., retired vice president of the old Crouse-Hinds Electric Company; Jan. 4. During World War II, he served in the US Army. His daughter is Wendy L. Heath C’82.

Austin Barry Hepburn C’51, West Chester, Pa., a retired commercial industrial real estate appraiser, broker, and commercial loan officer; Jan. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the varsity wrestling team.

Raymond Parry Scott Jr. W’51, Gladwyne, Pa., retired president of Raymond P. Scott Inc., his family’s car dealerships on the Main Line; June 7. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity; serving in the US Army afterwards, he taught cryptography for three years. He joined the family firm in 1953 and retired in 1995; he had Mercury, Oldsmobile, and then Saab franchises. A past president of the Auto Trade Association of Philadelphia, he was a founding director of A Better Chance in Lower Merion, a college-preparatory program for talented minority students. His wife is Mary Anne Miller Scott CW’54, and his brother-in-law is Paul F. Miller Jr. W’50 Hon’81.

Dr. Edward J. Pavsek M’51 GM’55, State College, Pa., the retired head of radiology at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh; Jan. 13. He served in the US Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. His daughters are Mary C. Pavsek CW’72 GAr’75 and Dr. Marianna Pavsek Crowley M’78 and his son is Dr. Michael David Pavsek V’88.

Wilhelmina J. Werkhoven PT’51, South Windsor, Conn., retired head of the physical therapy department at Rockville General Hospital; Sept 21, 2014.

1952 | Sylvia Carpenter HUP’52, Margate City, N.J., Jan. 10.

Edwin T. Dugan W’52, Camillus, N.Y., a retired insurance broker at Prudential; Jan. 16.

David E. Dyson WEv’52, Camp Hill, Pa., April 24, 2015.

Harold S. Goodman W’52, Penn Valley, Pa., Feb. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity. His sons are Steven D. Goodman C’81 and Lawrence M. Goodman C’83 W’83.

Gerald B. Haeckel W’52, Newtown, Pa., a retired executive at several insurance and energy companies; May 7. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Dr. Leonidas B. Hayes Jr. M’52, Ellsworth, Maine, a retired internal medicine physician at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital; Jan. 7.

Harry Hulmes III C’52, Somerset, N.J., a retired executive for the New York Giants; Feb. 21. He served as assistant general manager for the Giants and retired as a scout emeritus after the 2008 season. He also worked for the Baltimore Colts and the New Orleans Saints during his 50-plus-year career in the NFL. His brother is Jay R. Hulmes W’58.

Beatrice G. Keiser Ed’52, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired Philadelphia school principal; Feb. 12.

Louis H. Pitluk W’52, San Antonio, a retired advertising-company president; Jan. 24. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Joseph V. Reaph Jr. W’52 L’55, Plainsboro, N.J., a retired attorney; Jan. 5.

William S. Stout W’52, Elizabethtown, Pa., a retired high-school teacher; Feb. 8. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Francis X. Wells C’52, Owings Mills, Md., a retired insurance executive; Feb. 3. A horse-racing enthusiast, he also served on the Maryland Racing Commission in the 1980s. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team.

1953 | Herbert Carver W’53, Yarmouth Port, Mass, a retired commercial finance and real estate executive; Jan. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and later became the Class of 1953 gift chair.

Gene J. Ciaralli W’53, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., Jan. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Dr. Richard G. Commons D’53, Jensen Beach, Fla., a retired dentist who maintained a practice with his brother in Port Washington, N.Y., from 1954 to 1990; Sept. 13.

Edward M. Davitt Jr. W’53, Bloomfield, Conn., Feb. 18.

Dr. Katherine L. Esterly GM’53, Hockessin, Del., a retired chair of pediatrics at what is now the Christiana Care Health System; Dec. 9, 2014.

John J. Farmakis C’53, Wilton, Conn., retired founder of J.L. Farmakis Inc., the advertisement sales firm; Feb. 20. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.

Jack H. Fisch W’53, Devon, Pa., a retired CPA at Deloitte; Feb. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.

Charles B. Hands G’53, Odenton, Md., a retired professor of English literature at Loyola University; Jan. 15.

Dr. Francis A. Locke M’53, Napa, Calif., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who maintained a practice in Adrian, Mich., for nearly 40 years; Jan. 20.

Marjorie Heap Lukens Ed’53, Ambler, Pa., a retired elementary schoolteacher; Jan. 22. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Lawrence H. Rogovin W’53, Miami, a retired attorney; Aug. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and the men’s swimming team.

Theodore R. Stanley W’53, New Canaan, Conn., retired co-founder of the Danbury Mint; Jan. 3.

Corinne Lewis Tiffany HUP’53, Cinnaminson, N.J., a retired nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Jan. 24.

Julia McMillan Turnbull G’53, Plano, Texas, a retired Latin teacher in Mobile, Ala.; Feb. 1.

1954 | Gustave C. Cote WG’54, Cumberland, R.I., emeritus professor of accountancy and business administration at Providence College; Dec. 18.

Jerry E. Finger W’54, Houston, a retired founder of the old Republic National Bank in 1963 who ran it until successfully selling it to NationsBank in 1996; Feb. 3. He later taught entrepreneurship and real estate development at Rice University for 19 years. Two sons are Richard B. Finger WG’86 and Jonathan S. Finger WG’88.

Elizabeth Forte Ed’54 GEd’57, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired elementary schoolteacher; Jan. 14. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

Hon. Gerald P. Garson C’54 L’57, New York, a retired trial-level judge; Feb. 6.

Paul W. Morris W’54, Tuscon, Ariz., Dec. 19. He had worked for Quantum Chemical.

Dr. Carl M. Ostergaard D’54 GD’59, Rehoboth Beach, Del., a retired orthodontist who had practiced in New Jersey for over 45 years; Jan. 28.

Rev. Francis B. Schulte G’54, Darby, Pa., a retired archbishop who led the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1989 to 2001; Jan. 17.

1955 | Israel Baron WEv’55, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired CPA; Jan. 2.

Deo Rhodes Boyland D’55, Lexington, Va., Jan. 16.

Dr. Gordon S. Clement C’55, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired surgeon; Jan. 28. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.

Thomas W. Davis W’55, Factoryville, Pa., a retired partner and owner of his family’s financial-services firm; March 4, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Amy D. Geissinger Nu’55, Annapolis, Md., a retired nurse in the US Army; Oct. 19, 2014.

Barry Goldblatt GMt’55, Hamden, Conn., a retired manager in the aircraft-engine business group of General Electric; Nov. 9.

David L. Williams C’55, Princeton, N.J., a retired professor of botany at Essex County College; Jan. 8. His wife is Idaherma Williams GFA’63.

1956 | Elliot K. Braverman W’56, Philadelphia, retired head of tax at the law firm Spector Gadon & Rosen; Jan. 30.

Dorothy Burtson HUP’56, Oceanside, Calif., a retired nurse; Aug. 10.

James E. Dooley C’56, Media, Pa., Nov. 20.

Roland H. Gagnon WG’56, Naperville, Ill., Nov. 11. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force.

Sara Levinson Heskins OT’56, Emerson, N.J., a retired special-education teacher; Jan. 8. Her sister is Beatrice Levinson Citron CW’50 and one daughter is Randi D. Paul-Heskins CE’80, whose husband is Daniel L. Paul-Heskins C’80 W’80.

Stanford S. Hunn W’56, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired attorney; Jan. 31. His wife is Margaret Lurch Hunn Ed’57.

John J. Murphy Ar’56, Norristown, Pa., a retired architect who helped design the master plan for Penn’s Landing in the early 1970s; Dec. 26. His daughter is Elizabeth Murphy WEv’95.

Dr. Robert J. Reed M’56, Wheeling, W.Va, a retired cardiothoracic surgeon at Ohio Valley Medical Center; Jan. 31.

Samuel P. Shope WG’56, Keller, Texas, Nov. 4, 2014.

Frederick M. Sidewater W’56, Los Angeles, Feb. 16.

1957 | George A. Allen C’57, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired civil engineer for PECO; Oct. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.

Dr. Frederick Amling Gr’57, Palm Beach, Fla., professor emeritus of business finance at George Washington University; Feb. 21. One grandson is William F. Amling C’11.

Edward M. Einhorn C’57, Alpine, N.J., a co-owner of the Chicago White Sox and a sports-broadcasting pioneer; Feb. 24. He co-bought a controlling interest in 1981, served as team president and CEO from 1981 to 1990, and negotiated Major League Baseball’s first billion-dollar television contract. He remained a vice chair after 1990, and celebrated the team’s 2005 World Series title, its first in 88 years. Before going to the White Sox, he founded the TVS Television Network, which aired the first nationally televised regular-season college basketball game in prime time (a 1968 showdown between UCLA and Houston), propelling interest in the sport of college basketball and laying the foundation for what March Madness is today. At Penn, he worked at WXPN as a radio announcer for basketball games.

Esther Goodman Kaliff DH’57, Melville, N.Y., Feb. 8.

Frank P. MacFarlane Jr. ChE’57 GCh’61, Salem, S.C.,a retired chemical engineer with Union Carbide in Charleston, W.Va.; April 23, 2015.

Richard T. McFalls W’57, King of Prussia, Pa., a retired property manager for the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Sept. 3, 2014. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Ellsworth H. Plump D’57, Farnham, Va., a; Dec. 11. He served in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, retired as captain.

Bradley L. Shiflett CE’57, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retired civil engineer for the Pennsylvania American Water Company; Jan. 8.

Thelma Stevenson Turansky Nu’57, New Castle, Pa., a retired nursing instructor; Feb. 17.

1958 | Virginia Lundgren Bortin CW’58, Denver, Jan. 17, 2015. She set up and ran a free summer-concert series for Los Angeles County. She wrote Elinor Remick Warren: Her Life and Her Music (1987). At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Dr. William T. Brandfass GM’58, Villanova, Pa., a retired orthopedic surgeon; Feb. 15. He was a team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers during the “Broad Street Bullies” era in the 1970s.

Dr. Bernardo P. Gaviria GM’58, Slingerlands, N.Y., a retired psychiatrist who maintained a practice in Albany for over 30 years; Jan. 29.

J. Robert Johnson W’58, Charlotte, N.C., a retired partner at the old Lehman Brothers; Jan. 14. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society. His sister is Carole Johnson Bayer MT’63.

Thomas E. Madden WG’58, Saratoga, Calif., Dec.16.

Dr. Murray J. Plishtin D’58, West Orange, N.J., a retired dentist who maintained a practice there for 45 years; Feb. 15. His son is Bernard Plishtin C’79.

Ben H. Schwartz WG’58, Chesterbrook, Pa., a former managing director at Colmen Menard Co., an investment-banking firm; July 22, 2014.

John J. Stapleton WEv’58, Philadelphia, Aug. 31.

Dr. Lois Good Stockheim M’58, Pleasantville, N.Y., a retired physician with the Dutchess County health department; Feb. 23.

1959 | Milton V. Backman Gr’59, Herriman, Utah, professor emeritus of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University; Feb. 6. He authored six books and wrote articles for several other publications. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force.

Marjay Wren Cooper HUP’59, Broomall, Pa., Feb. 5. Her husband is Alan Cooper W’57 L’61.

Philip W. Hirschy GEd’59, Evans City, Pa., a retired high-school science teacher; Jan. 31. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

John F. Horrisberger Jr. W’59, Bluffton, S.C., a retired sales manager; Aug. 30.

Dr. Jerome H. Komisarof M’59 GM’62, Haverford, Pa., a retired children’s psychiatrist; Feb. 12.

Dr. Carl E. Krill Jr. M’59, Akron, Ohio, the retired founding director of the hematology-oncology division at Akron Children’s Hospital; Jan. 15.

John C. Mueller L’59, New York, a retired attorney; Jan. 21. His brother is Paul A. Mueller Jr. L’55.

William J. Neiman W’59, Chicago, the retired CEO of Neiman Brothers, his family’s food-ingredients supplier firm; Jan. 3. One daughter is Leslee Neiman Cowen W’94.

Benjamin J. Shapiro WG’59, West Hartford, Conn., a retired vice president at the old Connecticut Bank & Trust; Feb. 12. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

1960 | Dr. James J. Brod GM’60, Oneida, N.Y., retired chief of surgery at Oneida City Hospital; Dec. 31.

William H. Griffith WEv’60, Marlton, N.J., a retired vice president of sales and marketing at Magee Industrial Enterprises; Feb. 22. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Carl H. W. Meyer GEE’60 GrE’70, Kingston, N.Y., a retired electrical engineer with IBM; Feb. 22, 2015. He was awarded several patents and co-wrote Cryptography: A New Dimension in Computer Data Security (1982).

Dr. Gary M. Waldo C’60 G’62, Roanoke, Va., a retired director of the Virginia Education Association; Feb. 23.

Dr. Charles Hood Williams GM’60, Bandera, Texas, a retired anesthesiologist; Feb. 7.

1961 | Hon. Paul K. Allison L’61, Lancaster, Pa., a retired judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, from 1997 to 2011; Jan. 19. He had been the solicitor for Elizabethtown. His wife is Evelyn Olson Allison CW’61 and one son is William Arthur Allison C’87.

Dr. Ahmad Nezafati Azar GM’61, St. Clair Shores, Mich., a retired pediatrician who established the Eastside Pediatric Clinic at St. John Hospital; June 16, 2014.

Dr. James E. Dunn GM’61, Ashland, Ore., a retired neurosurgeon; May 18.

Robert M. Gemmill G’61, New Oxford, Pa., an emeritus professor of economics at Gettysburg College; Jan. 29.

Frank J. Pfizenmayer L’61, Los Angeles, a retired attorney with Aramark; Jan. 20.

Kenneth A. Pipher Jr. W’61, Greenwich, Conn., a retired marketing director at Rayonier; Aug. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the men’s squash team.

David Roak G’61, Durham, N.C., a retired teacher at Milton Academy in Massachusetts; Jan. 27.

James C. Schaub G’61, Delray Beach, Fla., Feb. 17.

Dr. Frank D. Verderame Gr’61, Lancaster, Va., Dec. 31. He had worked for the US Department of the Army; he had taught physical chemistry at Drexel University.

1962 | John H. Beach W’62, West Hartford, Conn., a retired systems analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield; Jan. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Robert R. Grim WG’62, Camp Hill, Pa., head of an electronics firm; Jan. 18. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Air Force.

Richard B. Schwartz L’62, Yardley, Pa., a retired personal-injury attorney; Nov. 1.

Dr. Darwin E. Zimmerman V’62, Mifflintown, Pa., a retired veterinarian; Aug. 27.

1963 | A. Fred Ruttenberg W’63 L’66, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired attorney; Jan. 29. His daughters are Dina J. Blackman C’94 and Betsy L. Ruttenberg Contant C’96.

Hon. Jonathan L. Steinberg L’63, Potomac, Md., a retired judge of the US Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims, from 1990 to 2005; Dec. 21. His brother is David J. Steinberg L’58.

Dr. Robert Jack Smith Gr’63, Scotts, Mich., an emeritus professor and former chair of anthropology at Western Michigan University; Jan. 31.

1964 | Dr. Stephen Byrne C’64, Moorestown, N.J., a family physician who maintained a practice there for over 40 years; Feb. 15. During the Vietnam War, he served as a medic, receiving a Bronze Star for his service.

Dr. Billy C. Dorminy GD’64, Waycross, Ga., a retired orthodontist; Jan. 28.

Barry J. Epstein W’64, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired attorney; June 23.

Evelyn R. Goodgal CW’64 GEd’70, Teaneck, N.J., a retired teacher of French in the Philadelphia school district; Nov. 27. Her son is Charles Goodgal C’84 WG’86.

Dr. Donald Gross D’64 GD’66, Phoenix, a retired oral surgeon; Feb. 5.

Richard R. Knorpp WEv’64, Naples, Fla., a retired executive with Cruise Vacations International; Jan. 2.

Gail Frank Koppman CW’64, Dallas, a retired social-studies schoolteacher at Good Shepherd Episcopal School; July 15. Her husband is Edward S. Koppman W’64 and her daughter is Katherine L. Koppman C’97 L’00.

Dr. Ann Seymour Madison GNu’64, Pearce, Ariz., a retired assistant dean of academic services at the University of Maryland nursing school; June 24.

Donald E. McKinney C’64, Newtown Square, Pa., Jan. 27.

Ivan C. Scott Gr’64, Harlingen, Texas, emeritus professor of history at the University of Toledo (Ohio); Sept. 15.

1965 | Michael T. Berns W’65, New York, a retired commissioner of the State Workers’ Compensation Board; Jan. 14.

John A. Brogan G’65, Burlingame, Calif., a retired writing instructor and editor; Jan. 8. He wrote Clear Technical Writing (1973).

James D. Dougherty WG’65, Portland, Ore., a retired Wall Street securities analyst; Jan. 26.

Dr. Gary A. Fields M’65 GM’70, Sacramento, Calif., retired medical director of Sutter Health; Dec. 28.

William H. Stocking Jr. WG’65, Champaign, Ill., a retired healthcare executive; Jan. 16.

1966 | Stephen L. Boyd WG’66, Brenham, Texas, head of global research for Morgan Stanley Investment Management; Jan. 29.

John O. Clark Jr. G’66, Lexington, S.C., a retired educator at Ft. Gordon Army Base (Ga.) Feb. 16.

Dr. Joseph J. M. Grassi C’66, Nazareth, Pa., a retired orthopedist who had served as associate chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Lehigh Valley Hospital; Oct. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team. His sister is Estelle Grassi Kelly CW’63.

Harold E. Taussig Gr’66, Media, Pa., a retired entrepreneur who founded Untours Foundation, a financial-support nonprofit for small businesses; Jan. 11.

1967 | Jonathan Kane W’67, Bozeman, Mont., a retired partner and head of the labor and employment practice group at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia; Dec. 16. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army, receiving a Bronze Star. He often represented veterans pro bono before the US Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims. He was a former chair of Eagleville Hospital. His brother is Andrew B. Kane W’73.

Ernestine J. Rouse GEd’67, Philadelphia, a retired public-school teacher and the first African-American woman to serve on the Philadelphia Board of Education, from 1981 to 1993; Feb. 14.

Leslie M. Weiser C’67, Narberth, Pa., longtime owner and director of Camp Kweebec in Schwenksville; Feb. 19. His wife is Dr. Madeline Cotler Weiser CW’74 and his daughter is Amy L. Weiser C’09.

1968 | Charles E. Altizer WEv’68, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 3.

1969 | Keith J. Stone WG’69, Dallas, a retired real-estate developer; Nov. 12.

1970 | Martha M. Lamberton GNu’70, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired nurse practitioner; July 29.

1971 | William E. Douglass C’71, Honesdale, Pa., retired executive director of the Upper Delaware Council, a river conservation organization; Feb. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Caryl Lowman Parker PT’71, Elmira, N.Y., a retired physical therapist; Jan. 23.

Dr. Herbert E. Mandell C’71, Wyncote, Pa., a child and adolescent psychiatrist; Jan. 19. He was a clinical assistant professor at Temple University, 1992-98. His wife is Margaret K. Mandell CW’72 G’74.

Dr. George F. McLane GrE’71, Pt. Pleasant Beach, N.J., a retired research scientist at Ft. Monmouth Army Base; Jan. 8.

Richard L. Williams WG’71, Cary, Ill., July 17.

1972 | Grover A. DuBose WG’72, Las Vegas, July 23.

1973 | David G. Barber WG’73, Fairfield, Conn., a financial analyst; Nov. 27.

Sandra A. Ciullo CW’73 L’76, West Hartford, Conn., a retired director of estate and trust services at Grant Thornton LLP in New York; July 17, 2014.

Dr. Catherine Savino Murray Gr’73, Philadelphia, an associate professor of psychology at St. Joseph’s University; Jan. 24.

1974 | Dr. Andrea L. Mengel GNu’74 Gr’87, Philadelphia, retired head of nursing at Community College of Philadelphia; Feb. 2.

Barbara Jones McGriff SW’74, Jacksonville, Fla., July 26, 2014.

Jack M. Pollack SW’74, Bellaire, Texas, a retired salesman for Klaussner Furniture; Dec. 5, 2014.

Richard J. Shiekman C’74, Redding, Conn., Jan. 30. His father is Morton Z. Shiekman W’43 and his brothers are Jonathan Shiekman W’71 and Laurence Z. Shiekman W’68 L’71. His mother, Roberta Zeid Shiekman E’43, died Jan. 2.

Benjamin A. Underwood C’74, McAllen, Texas, Aug. 31.

1976 | Frederick W. Ashman C’76, Yardley, Pa., Feb. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the men’s lacrosse team, and he captained the sprint-football team.

Rodney F. Robinson L’76, Sicklerville, N.J., an attorney; Nov. 5.

1977 | Tomasina Fontanella CGS’77, Haverford, Pa., a watercolorist; Jan. 6.

Nancy S. Halbert CGS’77, Media, Pa., Dec. 31.

1978 | Delia M. Gorman C’78, Philadelphia, the deputy director of labor relations for the City of Philadelphia; Jan. 27.

Bertram F.A. Lewis Nu’78, Elkins Park, Pa., a nurse who cared for the elderly and disabled; Oct. 23.

Michael Cochise Young G’78 Gr’83, Phoenix, an assistant vice president at the Flinn Foundation who ran its scholarship program; Nov. 30.

Lowry Wyman L’78, Peaks Island, Maine, an attorney; May 12, 2015. She helped found and later taught at the law department of the American University of Armenia; earlier, she was a fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University (1988-93).

1980 | Bryan R. Washington C’80, Doylestown, Pa., associate emeritus professor of English at Lafayette College; Dec. 31. He wrote The Politics of Exile: Ideology in Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Baldwin (1995). His brother is David E. Washington C’87.

1981 | Joan Adele Naff GEd’81, Philadelphia, Dec. 9. She taught English as a second language and later worked for Penn’s Office of International Programs. One son is Clayton F. Naff C’78, whose wife is Rumiko Handa GAr’83 GFA’85 Gr’92.

Sidney Stark III C’81, Alexandria, Va., a drama and English teacher in Maryland high schools; Jan. 26.

1982 | Denise E. Higgins WG’82, New York, a senior vice president at Voya Investment Management; May 15.

Jeanne M. Larouche Gr’82, Wayne, Pa., Dec. 29. Her husband is Robert J. Larouche W’59 and her daughter is Jeannine L. Smith C’92.

Asako S. Stockbower WG’82, Ft. Washington, Pa., Aug 5.

1983 | Gregg H. Feinstein W’83, New York, head of mergers and acquisitions for Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank; Feb. 1.

1984 | Julie Gaines DH’84, Schwenksville, Pa., a dental hygienist; Oct. 28.

1987 | Claire Schneider Berkowitz C’87, Highland Park, N.J., a supervisor with the New Brunswick Board of Education; Jan. 21. Her husband is Daniel Marc Goldstein C’87, her father is Dr. Henry Berkowitz ChE’56 M’63 GM’69 GM’70, her mother is Julie S. Berkowitz G’82 CGS’07, and her sister is Laura Berkowitz Gilbert C’90.

1990 | Anthony Catone C’90, Watervliet, N.Y., owner of a computer consulting firm; Jan. 25.

1997 | Hussam Hamadeh L’97 WG’97, New York, the founder and CEO of PrivCo, a financial-data provider; Dec. 10. Known as Sam, he had earlier co-founded Vault.com and served as its president through its sale in 2007.

2005 | Christopher Dziubek C’05, Carteret, N.J., Jan. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

2008 | Ashton Deaun Lewis LPS’08, Superior, Colo., a designer for retail stores; Dec. 3, 2014. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. One sister is Kenyon N. Lewis W’09.

Faculty & Staff

Walter Graham Arader. See Class of 1942.

Dr. Ellen O. Fuller, Florence, S.C., professor emeritus of nursing; Nov. 16. She came to Penn in 1980 as an associate professor and became the first director of the Center for Nursing Research. She had a joint appointment as a professor of physiology in the Medical School. She retired in 1988.

Joan Adele Naff. See Class of 1981.

Dr. John A. Quinn, Merion, Pa., professor emeritus of chemical and biochemical engineering; Feb. 8. He joined the faculty in 1971 and was named department chair in 1979, a position he held until 1985. A distinguished lecturer, known fondly as “Dr. Q,” he was elevated to emeritus in 2001; former students and colleagues endowed the John A. Quinn Lecture in Chemical Engineering, presented each spring. His daughters are Sarah Quinn Christensen C’80 WG’86, whose husband is Steven E. Christensen C’79, and Rebecca V. McNab C’83.

Harold S. Rosenbluth. See Class of 1947.

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