1938 | Beatrice Schrage Blum DH’38 , Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a retired Philadelphia Police Department clerk; March 10.
1939 | Dr. Harry V. Armitage C’39 GM’49, Kennett Square, Pa., a retired chief of surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center; March 31. He also served as a surgery instructor at Penn. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. One son is Dr. Thomas M. Armitage C’74.
Marjorie Minnick Donaldson Ed’39 GEd’40 , Batavia, Ill., March 11.
Anita N. M. Gladstone Ed’39 GEd’40, Schenectady, N.Y., a retired teacher; Feb. 5.
1940 | Dr. Lillian Sholtis Brunner HUP’40 Ed’45 Hon’85, Berwyn, Pa., an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers of Penn Nursing, where she served from 1982 to 1988; March 23.She was an operating-room supervisor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and taught nursing at Penn, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Yale University. She helped establish the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, serving as chair of its advisory board for 10 years. She received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1994. Dr. Brunner established the Mathias J. Brunner Instructional Technology Center in honor of her late husband, the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Chair in Medical-Surgical Nursing, and the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award for Innovation, which is presented to a Penn Nursing graduate each year. She was known as an editor of Textbook of Medical and Surgical Nursing (1980) and The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (2006). Her granddaughter is Sarah A. Burns C’16.
Dr. Gilbert F. Hoppenstedt V’40, Ambler, Pa., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice in Kingston, N.Y.; July 3, 2014.
Royden A. Letsen W’40, Yonkers, N.Y., a former New York state senator and retired attorney; May 26, 2014.
Ruth Hultzman Polin Ed’40, Philadelphia, June 25, 2015. Her daughter is Linda Polin Marcovitz CW’72.
George R. Rittenhouse W’40 L’48, Ft. Washington, Pa., a retired vice president with the General Refractories Co.; Feb. 5. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Forces.
John H. Wood Jr. L’40, Newtown, Pa., a retired attorney; April 1, at 100 years.
Dr. Gwendolyn Bodine Wylde V’40, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired health inspector; June 6, 2015.
1941 | Anna R. Hageman CW’41, Sewell, N.J., a freelance writer and former researcher at The Philadelphia Inquirer; March 1.
Blanche Schwab Korson CW’41, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Oct. 16.
Mary E. Van Newkirk G’41, Frostburg, Md., a retired professor of English at Frostburg State University; April 1.
1943 | Phyllis Walsh Clarke CW’43 G’45, St. Petersburg, Fla., retired manager of a senior-services organization; Feb. 29.
David A. Dunn WEv’43 C’46, Elizabethtown, Pa., a retired manager at American Water Works Co.; March 28.
Mary Baker Dunn G’43, Lancaster, Pa., a retired schoolteacher; April 21.
Virginia Hutton Harris Ed’43, Ship Bottom, N.J., a retired dress buyer for the old Bonwit Teller department stores; Feb. 29. At Penn, she was the president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Selma P. Ostrow Kessler CW’43, Moorestown, N.J., a retired librarian; March 22.
Philip B. Lowy W’43, Franklin Lakes, N.J., retired owner of the old Meyer Brothers department store; Feb. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Mary Stouffer McDuffie CW’43, Flat Rock, N.C., a retired mental-health therapist; Dec. 11, 2014.
Dorothy Rodda Sargent CW’43, Vienna, Va., Feb. 20.
Per Westad W’43, Port Washington, N.Y., a retired paper-company executive; March 11. During World War II, he served in the US Army, retiring from the Army Reserves in 1981 as a colonel. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Donald S. Ziegler W’43, Lansdale, Pa., a retired director of personnel for C. & D. Technologies; June 1, 2015. During World War II, he served in the US Army, receiving the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star. His wife is Mary Jane Ziegler HUP’47.
1944 | John A. Farmakis C’44, Philadelphia, a retired Presbyterian minister; Jan. 24.
Harry S. Gross W’44, Rydal, Pa., a retired personal-finance columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News; March 13. A trailblazer in local media who provided valuable financial advice, he wrote his column from 1981 until his retirement in 2015, while also hosting a radio talk show in Philadelphia for over 20 years. He previously worked as an accountant and taught a well-regarded CPA exam-prep course. President of his class, he later became the Class of 1944 gift chair. His son is Dr. Jeffrey B. Gross EE’73 GM’81, his daughter is Betty Gross Eisenberg C’77 GEd’79, and one grandchild is Joshua D. Eisenberg C’11.
Dr. Arnon Kaplan ChE’44 V’51, McConnellsburg, Pa.,a retired veterinarian; March 4. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Lawrence Katzman EE’44, Harrison, N.Y., a retired cartoonist and manufacturing-company CEO; March 26. His award-winning cartoons appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, and other magazines and newspapers in 21 countries. He worked with his father and later his son to develop Kaz Manufacturing from a startup into a global consumer-appliances company. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Philip P. O’Neill ME’44 GME’48, Ft. Collins, Colo., a retired mechanical engineer for the DuPont Co.; Nov. 17. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Harry E. Riddell W’44, Tampa, Fla., a retired controller at Princeton University; Dec. 8.
Edward B. Stokes W’44, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired commercial real-estate developer of shopping centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; Feb. 17. He previously worked as an investment brokerage executive. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse and soccer teams and Delta Psi fraternity. One grandchild is Jessica L. Stokes C’14.
1945 | Dr. J. Arnold Mittelman C’45 M’48, West Hartford, Conn., a retired surgeon; Feb. 7. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s tennis team.
Herbert A. Navis CE’45, Borrego Springs, Calif., a retired executive vice president of international oil for the Chevron Corp.; July 17, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of the wrestling, swimming, and track teams, as well as Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Marguerite Albright Ruhf OT’45, Allentown, Pa., a retired occupational therapist; April 7.
1946 | Thelma B. Edelstein CW’46, St. Louis, a retired teacher and counselor; Aug 7, 2015.
David E. Jones C’46, Morristown, N.J., Feb. 15. He worked in accounting and information systems for A&P. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Richard G. Lonsdorf M’46, Gladwyne, Pa., professor emeritus of psychiatry at Penn Law; March 18. He began teaching at Penn’s School of Medicine in 1952 and seven years later took a secondary appointment at Penn Law, where he helped develop a forensic law course, which he taught for over 40 years. An expert of the insanity defense, he often testified as a consulting psychiatrist.
Kate Harker Vaughan CW’46, Cheltenham, Pa., March 29, 2015. Her sons are Dr. Robert T. Vaughan Jr. M’76 and William L. Vaughan EE’76 GEE’82.
1947 | Georgeanna M. Bittner HUP’47, Johnstown, Pa., a retired nurse; Feb. 28.
Nadia L. Deutsch CW’47, Bloomfield, Conn., a retired schoolteacher; Feb. 27.
Robert Gamberg W’47, Abington, Pa., a retired athletic-shoe store owner; Dec. 6. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and captain of the men’s tennis team.
1948 | Dr. Lawrence F. Blackburn C’48 M’52, Jeannette, Pa., a retired physician who maintained his family’s practice for many years; Feb. 28. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team. One daughter is Ruth E. Blackburn C’82.
Philip R. T. Carroll W’48, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia, from 1972 to 1980; March 12. He was also police administrator (1968-1971) and later director of the Hospital Authority of Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.
Jean Mahony Cording DH’48, Worton, Md., a retired dental hygienist; Feb. 27.
Dr. Donald B. Freedman M’48 GM’50, Lemoyne, Pa., a retired physician who had served as president of the medical staff at Holy Spirit Hospital; March 8.
Robert B. Hackner GAr’48, Onalaska, Wis., a retired architect; March 9.
Robert G. Hess L’48, Langhorne, Pa., a retired attorney; April 21. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Charles S. Hough C’48 Ar’50, Gwynedd, Pa., retired co-founder of the architectural firm of Hayes & Hough; March 9. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s soccer and track teams and Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Dr. Frederick H. Jackson G’48 Gr’50, Westborough, Mass., a former president of Clark University; March 20, 2015.
George R. Kepner Jr. CCC’48, Dunedin, Fla., March 1. He had worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance for many years. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Arthur I. Lowell G’48 Gr’51, Hightstown, N.J., a retired research chemist; March 29. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Paul W. McCloskey C’48, Chevy Chase, Md., April 8. He had worked for the US Economic Development Administration. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the men’s heavyweight rowing and swimming teams. One son is Christopher B. McCloskey, whose wife is Amy R. McCloskey C’79.
Wayne L. Mowrey GEd’48, Chambersburg, Pa., a retired professor of music at Shippensburg University; Feb. 4.
Margaret S. Peck Ed’48, Mashpee, Mass., Feb. 18.
Dr. Hilary Putnam C’48, Arlington, Mass., the Cogan University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Harvard University, where he had taught since 1965; March 13. He was internationally prominent in several areas of modern analytic philosophy, logic, and mathematics. With broad interests, he recently co-edited The End of Value-Free Economics (2014). Dr. Noam Chomsky C’48 G’51 Gr’55 Hon’84, who had known him since high school 75 years ago, wrote that “he had enormous talents and creativity, one of the finest minds I’ve ever encountered.”
Kimber E. Vought L’48, Stuart, Fla., a retired senior partner at Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis; April 5. During World War II, he served in the US Marine Corps.
1949 | Harry W. Baker W’49, Tuscon, Ariz., April 12. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Robert J. Brown W’49, Ridgewood, N.J., retired vice president of risk management for the old Bangor Punta; March 2. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
Charles H. Clark W’49, Savannah, Ga., a retired sales manager and tennis professional; Sept. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the men’s track team. One son is John J. Clark WG’74 and one daughter is Kathryn L. Clark C’84 L’87.
Clayton P. Ingersoll W’49, Syracuse, N.Y., March 9.
James E. McGowan W’49, Watertown, Conn., April 16. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Patricia M. McIntire G’49, Stamford, Conn., a retired teacher; Feb. 8.
Dr. Robert L. Michel V’49, Knoxville, Tenn., professor emeritus of veterinary pathology at the University of Tennessee; Feb. 18.
Ann Yeomans Mueller FA’49 GFA’49, Highland Park, Ill., a retired art teacher; Jan. 9.
Marie Fitzpatrick Rigney CW’49, Drexel Hill, Pa., Sept 9. Her husband is John C. A. Rigney Jr. C’51.
Nancy Waldeck Sontag DH’49, Downingtown, Pa., a retired dental hygienist; April 13, 2015. Her husband is Donald F. Sontag W’53 WG’57.
Janice Comfort Walsh OT’49, Danboro, Pa., a retired occupational therapist; March 11.
Edward Wiler Jr. C’49, Bluffton, S.C., a retired senior vice president of marketing for Rowe International Co.; July 1, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. His brother is John M. Wiler W’50.
William P. Wilson CCC’49, Syracuse, N.Y., a retired city planner; April 18. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
1950 | Stephen F. Agocs C’50, Ewing, N.J., a retired head of a pump-manufacturing firm; April 23.
Wallis D. Bolton EE’50, Wallingford, Conn., a retired product developer for IBM; March 2.
Mary Gass David CW’50, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., Feb. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Dr. Robert C. Everhard D’50, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a retired dentist; Jan. 16.
James C. Fiorello CE’50 GCE’61, Philadelphia, a retired structural engineer; March 15. His brother is Salvatore C. Fiorello ME’57 GME’63.
Harry M. Freer W’50, Lakewood, Ohio, a retired vice president at Storycraft, Inc.; April 18. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
John C. Hackney W’50, Devon, Pa., a retired senior executive at General Electric; Dec. 30. During World War II, he served in the US Army, earned service stars for participating in the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, and the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the Mask and Wig Club. He remained a prominent figure in Mask and Wig long after he graduated, returning often to perform for current members the song “Daddy,” which was written over 70 years ago for Mask and Wig by Bobby Troup W’41.
Oliver James Hart EE’50, Sarasota, Fla., a retired engineer with the Philadelphia Electric Co.; March 15. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps.
Aloysius T. Lawn III Ed’50 Ged’51, Jericho, N.Y., Feb. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and captain of the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
George Leonard Madden W’50, San Diego, a retired high-school teacher; April 16. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the Penn Band and orchestra.
Robert Polis GEd’50, Jenkintown, Pa., July 20, 2014.
Donald Prevette C’50, Pittsford, N.Y., a retired financial-securities analyst; Oct. 31, 2014. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Dean D. Reese WEv’50, Wilmington, Del., a retired car-dealership owner; Jan. 29.
Dr. John L. Robertson C’50 M’54, Warren, Pa., a retired physician who maintained his practice there for 60 years; Jan. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
William H. Swalm W’50, Harleysville, Pa., a retired executive in the automobile industry; Jan. 31. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society. His son is William Keller Swalm C’77 WG’81.
Melvin W. Westley ChE’50, Atlanta, Feb. 25. He had worked for the DuPont Co. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Ro fraternity.
Lewis V. Winter W’50, New York, a retired vintage-clothing store owner; Oct. 12.
1951 | Dr. William H. Annesley GM’51, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired ophthalmologist who was director of the Retina Service at Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital; Oct. 24, 2014.
Charles T. Atkinson G’51, Hartford, Conn., director emeritus of the Wadsworth Atheneum; April 8.
John W. Chriswell W’51, Inverness, Fla., a retired engineer with the Ford Motor Co.; April 8. During World War II, he served in the US Navy.
Douglas R. Price W’51, Chestertown, Md., a former aide to President Dwight Eisenhower; Feb. 28. He later co-founded an international marketing and sales firm. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity and captain of the men’s lacrosse team.
Harry G. Rosenbluh C’51, Rockville, Md. Nov. 16. He had worked for the NSA.
Joseph J. Savitz L’51, Wilkes Barre, Pa., a retired attorney at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald; March 21. During World War II, he served in the US Army. His son is Marc H. Freedline W’76.
Dr. Robert Spier M’51, East Aurora, N.Y., a retired surgeon; Feb. 26.
Walter J. Winther WEv’51, Newtown Square, Pa., retired president of a trucking company; March 14.
1952 | Dr. Warren E. L. Daley D’52, Great Falls, Mont., a retired dentist; March 20.
Dr. Raymond M. Dorsch Jr. C’52 M’56 GM’60, Lebanon, Pa., a retired orthopedic surgeon who maintained a practice for over 50 years; Feb. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the Mask and Wig club, and the lightweight rowing team, which won the Thames Challenge Cup in 1951 and 1952. He appeared with Mask and Wig on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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.
Beatrice G. Keiser Ed’52, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired Philadelphia school principal; Feb. 12.
Francis D. Greenleaf GEE’52, Urbandale, Iowa, Feb. 4.
Jerome R. Gulnick W’52, Delray Beach, Fla., Dec. 31.
Walter R. Haidet WG’52, Pittsburgh, a retired manager at Alcoa Inc.; Jan. 24.
Dr. Roger P. Kellogg D’52, Rockport, Mass., a retired dentist; March 7.
George R. McColley WEv’52, Lewes, Del., a retired IRS agent; Aug. 18.
Dr. John A Spaulding D’52, Toms River, N.J., a retired dentist who maintained a practice for 40 years; June 2, 2015.
Dr. John A. Tucker C’52 GM’61, Avalon, N.J., a retired children’s otorhinolaryngologist who most recently served as an adjunct professor of head and neck surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine; April 22. At Penn, he was captain of the sprint football team.
1953 | Dr. John C. Bettinger M’53, Novato, Calif., a retired physician; March 4.
Mark C. Brooker W’53, Poland, Ohio, a retired sales executive with the Youngstown Vindicator, a daily newspaper; Jan. 24.
Joseph Neff Ewing Jr. L’53, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired attorney at Philadelphia law firm Saul Ewing LLP; April 8. One brother is William H. Ewing L’65 and one daughter is Anne Ashton Ewing G’84.
Louis S. Fine L’53, Philadelphia, a founding partner of Philadelphia law firm Fine and Staud; Jan. 5.
Joseph H. Foster L’53, Philadelphia, an attorney at White and Williams LLP; April 7.
Ray H. Greenblatt W’53, Winnetka, Ill., a retired partner at Mayer Brown LLP; Feb. 25.
Dr. Peter J. Jannetta C’53 M’57 GM’64, Pittsburgh, a world-renowned neurosurgeon who pioneered a novel procedure in 1966 that relieved trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic, agonizingly painful facial disorder; April 11. Head of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh medical school for nearly 30 years, on retirement he moved to Allegheny General Hospital in 2000. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the men’s swimming and lacrosse teams. His immediate alumni family includes Anthony P. Jannetta W’56, Samuel M. Jannetta C’63, Dr. Joanne J. Lenert M’85, and Peter T. Jannetta G’91 WG’91. Penn Medicine had planned to honor him with its Distinguished Graduate Award on the occasion of his 60th Reunion next May; his family will receive the award on his behalf.
Bernard Kantor W’53, Tampa, Fla., a retired shop owner; Oct. 25.
Henry Petrucelli W’53, Brookfield, Conn., a retired accountant; April 17. During World War II, he served in the US Army.
Dr. Peter P. Pinto C’53, Jupiter, Fla., a retired physician who simultaneously worked as a real-estate developer; April 9. One son is Peter John Pinto WG’91.
Alfred E. Senn C’53, Madison, Wis., professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; March 8. He specialized in Lithuania. At Penn, he was a member of the Glee Club.
Dr. Albert L. Smith D’53, Palmetto, Fla., a retired dentist; Feb. 11.
Raymond H. Welsh W’53, Haverford, Pa., a partner and financial adviser at UBS Financial Services (where he had worked for over 60 years), who was a Trustee Emeritus of the University; Feb. 15. A Trustee for over 17 years, he served on the budget and finance committee for 11 years. An Overseer of the Annenberg Center for 15 years, he also served on the Penn Alumni Board for many years. He was the Class of 1953 gift chair for 12 years. A member of the board of Penn Medicine for 13 years, he chaired the Health System’s $625 million campaign Creating the Future of Medicine from 1989 to 2000. Ray Welsh volunteered for phonathons of the Penn Fund, and he received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1993. Among many gifts to Penn, he and his wife, Joanne T. Welsh CW’52, established funding for personalized care at the Abramson Cancer Center. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Friars, Sigma Chi fraternity, and the Naval ROTC; he served as a navigator in the US Navy in the South Pacific. One granddaughter is Dr. Christina D. Welsh Gr’14 M’14.
1954 | Mildred M. Ellis HUP’54, West Pittston, Pa., a retired nurse; Nov. 17.
Dr. James P. Ferris Ch’54, Albany, N.Y., emeritus professor of chemical biology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, known for his work on the origins of life on Earth and other planets; March 4. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. One daughter is Laura Jean Ferris C’87.
Donna M. Healey HUP’54, Suffolk, Va., a retired school nurse in York, Pa.; Feb. 19.
Barbara Loftus Langdon CW’54, Havertown, Pa., a retired dress-store manager; April 25. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s field hockey, swimming, and lacrosse teams.
Samuel Leivick SW’54, Rochester, Minn., March 8, 2015.
Maryanne Lutz Mackin CW’54, Wayne, Pa., April 29, 2015. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Albert F. McGee Jr. L’54, Northfield, N.J., a retired attorney; March 23.
George M. Parsells C’54, Mt. Gretna, Pa., April 6. He founded a government lobbying firm, one of the first in the state.
Fergus M. Sloan Jr. C’54, New York, a retired hedge-fund manager; Nov. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Thomas Weldon Sterling Jr. GEd’54, Norfolk, Va., a retired elementary-school principal; March 9.
1955 | Lawrence J. Butwin W’55, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired executive at his family’s insurance firm in New York; Feb. 29. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse and sprint football teams.
James F. Hinkhouse WG’55, Boise, Idaho, a retired IBM executive; Dec. 31. He was also a longtime official for US Swimming. During the Korean War, he served in the US Marine Corps, earning two Battle Stars and a Bronze Star.
Dr. Whitman B. Johnson Jr. M’55, Clarksdale, Miss., a retired physician; March 4.
Dr. Lester B. Kinnamon Jr. M’55, Woodland, Calif., a retired psychiatrist; Dec. 7, 2014.
Dr. Stanley Snyder GM’55, Macungie, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Dec. 10, 2014.
Dr. Richard O. Spertzel C’55 V’59, Frederick, Md., a retired colonel in the US Army Veterinary Corps who later served as the senior UN biological-weapons inspector in Iraq in the mid-1990s; March 24. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
1956 | Dr. Tsung O. Cheng GM’56, Bethesda, Md., a retired professor of cardiology at George Washington University; Dec. 24.
Dr. Peter Chodoff GM’56, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired anesthesiologist; March 21.
David F. Gurniak Ed’56, Tallahassee, Fla., a retired Episcopal pastor; April 4.
Bernice Lazaroff Kidorf CW’56, Vineland, N.J., a retired librarian; Dec. 14. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s tennis team and Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
Harrison B. J. Jong W’56, Honolulu, a retired accountant for Maluhia Hospital; Jan. 28.
Paul D. Shuwall WG’56, Manchester, Mass., a retired investment manager; March 6.
Alden H. Smith Jr. W’56, Nashville, a retired lawyer; Feb. 25.
Dr. Coleman Taylor GM’56, Amarillo, Texas, a retired ophthalmological surgeon; March 22.
1957 | Michael J. Cantwell Jr. L’57, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired attorney; April 13.
Herbert Pressman L’57, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; Feb. 25.
Carroll P. Griffith Jr. WG’57, Dallas, Texas, a retired EVP of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; March 4.
John A. Loftus GEE’57, Ambler, Pa., a retired aerospace analyst for General Electric; March 26. He worked on the Defense Communication Satellite System. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy. One son is John A. Loftus G’97 and one daughter is Theresa Loftus Zataveski GEng’94.
Frederick J. Rohloff L’57, Haddonfield, N.J., a retired attorney; March 5.
1958 | Dr. Norris Hansell M’58, Champaign, Ill., a retired professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois and head of psychiatry at the Christie Clinic; April 14. His sister is Jane Hansell Butera Nu’59.
John J. Shirreffs W’58, West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 21. He had worked for the DuPont Co.
1959 | Dr. Joseph L. Abbott GM’59, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; March 10.
Alexander A. DiSanti L’59, Media, Pa., a retired attorney; April 22.
Dr. Richard F. Esmay D’59, Diamond Point, N.Y., a retired dentist; March 27.
Dr. Herbert S. Mooney Jr. M’59 GM’82, Longmont, Colo., a retired surgeon; Feb. 26.
Dr. John J. Pier D’59, Vernon, N.J., a retired dentist; April 9. His wife is Jane Pier GEd’59.
Norman W. Wray Sr. GEd’59, Concordville, Pa., a retired teacher; June 10, 2014.
1960 | Dr. Rodney R. Bentz M’60, Ann Arbor, Mich., a retired physician; Feb. 27.
William T. Fairbairn III C’60, Sarasota, Fla., a retired IBM executive; Jan. 10.
Dr. Harold M. Friedman M’60, Hanover, N.H., a retired professor of immunology at Dartmouth College; Feb. 28.
Alan Goldberg C’60, Hamden, Conn., a retired computer analyst for Pratt & Whitney; Jan. 2.
Charles Kleinbaum W’60, New York, a retired entertainment lawyer; Jan. 19. He worked for Columbia Records and NBC, where he provided legal services for Saturday Night Live and The Late Show With David Letterman.
Joseph Liebermann GEE’60, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014.
Jack S. Moorman W’60, Madison, Va., retired head of Latin American finance for the federal Overseas Private Investment Corporation; March 12. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Yale Rabin Ar’60, Gwynedd, Pa., a lecturer in urban planning at Penn, 1963-67, who later served as an associate dean of urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia; March 22. He was a consultant for the NAACP and was a plaintiff witness in the 1975 successful case to provide affordable housing in Mt. Laurel, N.J. One daughter is Sarah A. Rabin Nu’97 GNu’09.
1961 | Hamilton H. Carson C’61, Seattle, a retired computer programmer; Jan. 14.
Brinton Eichert Ar’61, Elkins Park, Pa., a retired architect; Aug. 23, 2015. His brother is Jerome H. Eichert W’51 and his son is Kurt B. Eichert C’90.
Dr. Charles J. Lee GM’61, San Juan, P.R., a retired physician; Feb. 4, 2015.
Robert L. Millham W’61, Orinda, Calif., a retired pilot for the old TWA; Feb. 16. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Navy, flying over 100 combat missions, and earned 10 air medals. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Dr. Robert K. Morrison V’61, Tolland, Conn., a retired veterinarian; Dec. 5, 2014.
Dr. Amos R. Townsend M’61, Madbury, N.H., a retired physician in the US Air Force; Feb. 21.
1962 | Manuel D. Germano G’62, North Dartmouth, Mass., a retired director of federal and state programs for the New Bedford schools; March 27.
Dr. John N. Reichheld GD’62, Carlisle, Mass., a retired orthodontist; April 10.
Dr. Richard P. Whittaker C’62 M’66 GM’71, Pottstown, Pa., retired head of surgery and president of the medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, who later served as board chair from 2008; Feb. 26. He taught weekly at Penn, receiving a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. As a student, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His wife is Margaret Michael Whittaker G’64 and his sons are Dr. Scott L. Whittaker EAS’94 and Keith Rudolph Whittaker WG’00.
1963 | Dr. William A. Gruver EE’63 GEE’66 GrE’70, Blaine, Wash., professor emeritus of engineering at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver; Feb. 29.
Agnes Raclare Cordis Kanal G’63, Bethesda, Md., Feb. 24. Her husband is Dr. Laveen N. Kanal GrE’60.
John R. Mondschein L’63, Allentown, Pa., a retired attorney; April 4.
Barbara A. Mullin Nu’63, Glenmoore, Pa., a retired public-health supervisor; Aug. 22, 2015.
Annette C. Squire GNu’63, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired school nurse in Pennsbury, Pa.; Dec. 8. Her son is Jeffrey H. Squire L’76 and her daughter is Judith L. Squire WG’76.
1964 | Irvin Barash WG’64, New York, a venture capitalist who had specialized in renewable energy; June 30, 2014.
Donald A. Betterly W’64, Ambler, Pa., a retired sales engineer for the old Rohm and Haas; Oct. 10. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.
Judson Breslin WG’64, Mountain Lakes, N.J., a former three-term mayor of Mountain Lakes; Feb. 9.
Robert E. Coughlin Gr’64, Philadelphia, a retired city and regional planner who was a senior fellow in Penn’s Department of City and Regional Planning (from 1982 to 1993), where he taught land-use analysis and land-use policy evaluation; Jan. 7. He co-wrote National Agricultural Lands Study: The Protection of Farmland—A Reference Guidebook for State and Local Governments (1981).
Howard S. Epstein W’64, Allentown, Pa., a retired attorney with the Regent Development Co.; March 14. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His son is Joel S. Epstein C’98.
Harvey W. Gleeksman WG’64, Bradenton, Fla., a retired real-estate developer; March 7.
John W. Grab WEv’64, Southampton, N.J., Jan. 9.
Joseph Halchin GEd’64, Punxsutawney, Pa., a retired high-school physics teacher; April 1.
Dr. Leonard R. Kowalski M’64, Thornton, N.H., a retired physician; Dec. 7, 2014.
Enrique Levine Kubl W’64, Pearland, Texas, Dec. 1, 2014. His wife is Rebecca Taxar Levine CW’64.
Fr. George P. Lawless G’64, Villanova, Pa., a member of St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery; March 9.
John G. McMurrough WEv’64 WEv’74, Oxford, Pa., a retired vice president of the old First Union, now Wachovia Bank; June 17, 2015.
John R. Rockwell W’64 WG’66, Owings Mills, Md., a retired investment executive at T. Rowe Price and an overseer of Penn Athletics and the Penn Museum; March 24. He chaired the basketball board for Penn Athletics and was a member of the football board. He endowed the men’s basketball head-coach position and established the John R. Rockwell Gymnasium, the new basketball-practice facility for men and women. Since 2008, he served on the Board of Overseers at the Penn Museum, receiving the Marian Angell Godfrey Boyer Medal for distinguished service in 2014. He also served as president of the Class of 1964 and received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit last year. One son is Jordan E. Rockwell C’00.
Michael A. Schapiro W’64, Normandy Beach, N.J., a former NBC News journalist; March 3.
Dr. Winthrop R. Wright Gr’64, Cumberland, Maine, professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland; Dec. 22.
1965 | Peter M. Collins G’65, New York, a retired attorney; March 5.
1966 | Gardner T. Burton GEE’66, Danvers, Mass., a retired engineer with Lockheed Martin; Jan. 11.
Dr. William A. Dumbleton Gr’66, Chicago, professor emeritus of English at the University of Albany; March 7.
John W. Fisher G’66, Claverack, N.Y., Feb. 27. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.
Dr. Joseph J. Grassi C’66, Nazareth, Pa., a retired physician 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.
Richard H. Gwinn WG’66, Vero Beach, Fla., a former chief executive officer of Pennbrook Foods; Feb. 27.
Dr. Robert D. Jackson M’66, Bossier City, La., a retired pediatric cardiologist; March 20.
Dr. Jackson C. Moody GM’66, Silver City, N.M., a retired ophthalmologist; Oct. 20.
Katharine Draper Schutt CW’66, Chadds Ford, Pa., Oct. 13.
Mary Jane Snyder L’66, Proctor, Mont., a retired attorney; June 14, 2015.
Anita Atlas Toll CW’66, Estero, Fla., Feb. 24.
1967 | Brooks Boveroux WG’67, Kiawah Island, S.C., a retired healthcare executive; June 9, 2015.
1968 | James E. Barcus Jr. Gr’68, Waco, Texas, a retired professor of English at Baylor University; Feb. 20.
Dr. Lee A. Bender WG’68, Ambler, Pa., retired dean of business and computer science at Montgomery County Community College; March 23. His wife is Carol A. Schilling Gr’99.
Jonathan C. Brown ASC’68, Keswick, Va., April 12.
1969 | Dr. Peter C. Bousum V’69, Pipersville, Pa., he maintained an equine practice in Ringoes, N.J.; March 26.
Marion Grovich Molinari Nu’69, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired head of a real-estate firm she opened in 1979; Feb. 27. Her daughter is Leigh M. Nunno C’95 and one brother is Dr. Richard Grovich D’75.
Michael J. Pollack Jr. ME’69, Oceanside, Calif., a retired vice president at Experian; Jan. 29. At Penn, he was captain of the men’s track team.
Dr. Yoshiko Yamamoto G’69, San Francisco, a retired director of the Treganza Museum of Anthropology at San Francisco State University; Feb. 28.
1970 | Kathleen Gillick Bodnar Nu’70, Bolivia, N.C., a retired nurse and clinical researcher; Nov. 21.
John R. Pedrick GEd’70, Brownsville, Vt., retired head of the Pennfield School in Portsmouth, R.I.; Aug. 8, 2014.
Russell St. Stephenson GCE’70, Cherry Hill, N.J., June 8, 2015. He designed highways and bridges for the state Department of Transportation.
1971 | Janet P. R. Beerits GFA’71, Alna, Maine, a retired sculptor; Aug. 9, 2015.
Carol A. Heller Nu’71, Cherry Hill, N.J., Feb. 16.
Dr. Robert K. Kanter C’71 M’76, Camillus, N.Y., a retired pediatrician who opened the first pediatric intensive-care unit in the region; March 29. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity and the sprint football team. One brother is Jonathan Kanter C’73.
Bonnie J. Lewin G’71, Washington, a real-estate agent; May 6, 2014. Her husband is Martin J. Lewin W’70 L’73 and her son is Michael S. Lewin W’05.
Thomas W. Mark WG’71, Sioux Falls, N.D., a retired banking executive; Dec. 29.
Charles P. Turlinski WG’71, East Hampton, N.Y., a former CEO of The Limited clothing chain; April 13.
1972 | Jay D. Gurmankin L’72, Salt Lake City, a retired attorney; March 3.
Jean DeGraff Tischler GEd’72, New Rochelle, N.Y., former director of education at the Huguenot Memorial Church; Jan. 20.
1973 | Steven A. Berger W’73, Philadelphia, a co-founder of PRG Real Estate Management, Inc.; April 24. His wife is Dr. Laurie Ann Loevner M’88 GM’94, a professor of neurosurgery at Penn, and one son is Benjamin Berger C’20. One brother is Max M. Berger C’77, and his sister is Barbara Berger Aronson CW’74, whose husband is Theodore R. Aronson W’74 WG’75.
Dr. Philip Littman GM’73, New York, a former associate professor of radiation therapy at Penn (1978-84); March 16.
Doreen B. Massey G’73, London, retired professor of geography at the Open University; March 11. She wrote Spatial Divisions of Labour (1984) and World City (2007).
1974 | Dr. Griffith Dudding G’74 Gr’78, Allentown, Pa., a retired professor of English at Muhlenberg College; March 11.
Dr. Lawrence A. Herbst Gr’74, Media, Pa., a retired professor of economics at Vassar College; Feb. 4.
Dr. Lawrence H. Shendalman D’74, Skillman, N.J., a partner in the Princeton Dental Group; March 18. He finished 22 New York City Marathons. One daughter is Melanie Marein-Efron W’91 WG’96.
1975 | Dr. Leonard A. Cherkas D’75, Ambler, Pa., a cosmetic dentist; Feb. 14.
Dr. Geoffrey Goldworm V’75, Jupiter, Fla., retired veterinary director of the Clementon (N.J.) Animal Hospital; April 17. His sister is Leslie G. Rosenberg C’79 G’79.
Harry Jay Katz CGS’75, Philadelphia, Feb. 23. A well-known Philadelphia playboy and bon vivant, he had ventured into nightclub, restaurant, and newspaper businesses.
Richard B. Lieb WG’75, Valley Forge, Pa., former executive vice president of SEI Investments; Jan. 25. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Marine Corps, earning a Bronze Star.
Bonnie Rosen GNu’75, Bensalem, Pa., Feb. 6. Her father is Dr. Marvin I. Rosen GM’50.
Siraj Sharma GEd’75 , Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a retired occupational therapist; Jan. 12.
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.
Dr. Kathleen M. Waldeck V’76, Mohnton, Pa., a veterinarian who maintained a practice for nearly 40 years; Jan. 17.
1977 | Thomas G. Barger G’77, Berwyn, Pa., March 14.
Dr. Thomas P. Begley Gr’77, Worcester, Mass., a retired associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Assumption College; June 9, 2014.
Hollis M. Cheshire C’77 WEv’84, Malvern, Pa., former director of development at Valley Forge Military Academy and College; March 27. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Her father is Dr. Horace MacVaugh III M’55 GM’62.
Tomasina Fontanella CGS’77, Haverford, Pa., a watercolorist; Jan. 6.
Nancy S. Halbert CGS’77, Media, Pa., Dec. 31.
Dr. Robert K. Overlock M’77, Lihue, Hawaii, a retired medical director of the hyperbaric-treatment center at the University of Hawaii; Nov. 1.
1978 | Delia M. Gorman C’78, Philadelphia, deputy director of labor relations for the City of Philadelphia; Jan. 27.
Norman R. Millar GAr’78, Los Angeles, dean of architecture at Woodbury University; April 14.
Dr. Gail E. Yarnell D’78, Philadelphia, a dentist and an attorney; March 10.
1980 | Richard A. Englander WG’80, Devon, Pa., a retired financial analyst and portfolio manager at Barrow Hanley in Dallas, Texas; March 14.
Anthony G. Hope WEv’80, Springfield, Pa., a procurement officer for the US Department of Defense; Feb. 29.
1981 | Dr. Ann S. Dellaira GNu’81, Voorhees, N.J., a retired professor of nursing at Camden County College; Feb. 23.
Dr. Leslie A. Diverdi Gr’81, Ft. Collins, Colo., a retired professor of chemistry at Colorado State University; Jan. 10.
Adam Warkow C’81, Dresher, Pa., a vice president with Bank of America; April 11.
1982 | Margaret E. Beattie Nu’82, Williamstown, N.J., a senior analyst at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; March 15.
1984 | Michael K. Mahoney GEd’84, Manahawkin, N.J., a retired teacher at Southern Regional Middle School; March 4.
1985 | Nancy G. Hoop GrEd’85, Lititz, Pa., a retired principal of Lampeter-Strasburg School; March 6.
Marie Koenig Wadsworth WEv’85, Clearwater, Fla., Feb. 22. She had worked for Verizon.
Thomas L. Wiese WG’85, Dallas, Texas, a retired high-school science teacher; Jan. 28.
1987 | Lisa Shannon Hylton GNu’87, Kensington, Md., a nurse practitioner; Nov. 27, 2014.
1988 | John Dennis Hampton G’88, Dillsburg, Pa., a retired personnel analyst for the state Civil Service Commission; April 20.
Dr. Sharon Youcha GM’88, Arlington, Va., former senior director of global clinical medicine for Shire Pharmaceuticals; Sept. 30.
1989 | Frank Lee Moseley WAM’89, Minot, N.D., a professor of business at Minot State University; June 2.
1990 | Matthew H. Olins C’90, Marseilles, France, the former chief of education for UNICEF in Somalia; March 13, 2014. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the men’s lightweight rowing team. His father is Andrew M. Olins W’59.
1991 | Joanne Marie Coolen WG’91, Hershey, Pa., a financial consultant; April 4.
Jorg W. Homberger G’91, Lititz, Pa., July 1, 2015.
Marie D. Tumolo WG’91, Lawrenceville, N.J., a business coach and consultant; Feb. 29.
2000 | Madelaine Sauk Kingsbury CGS’00 GEd’12, Wallingford, Pa., a teacher at Overbrook High School; Jan. 12, 2015.
2002 | Robert Martin WAM’02, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, managing director of a property group that owned The Brewery, Cheltenham; Jan. 29.
2003 | Dr. Molly D. Roth Gr’03, Philadelphia, director of fundraising for the American Philosophical Society; March 9.
2004 | William F. Landy G’04, Philadelphia, former corporate accident manager for Axis Capital; March 28.
2007 | Kathleen Lundy Dunn CGS’07, Philadelphia, a retired psychiatric social worker at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine; Oct. 9.
2009 | Nicole Deana Osborne GEd’09, Leander, Texas, a former assistant dean of student affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Nov. 9.
2010 | Helen E. Hansen CGS’10, Philadelphia, Jan. 10.
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Harry V. Armitage. See Class of 1939.
Dr. Ivar E. Berg, Pittston, Pa., professor emeritus of sociology; Jan. 1. He chaired the department (1979-83), served as dean of the College (1984-88) and dean of Social Sciences (1989-91); he retired in 2009. He helped to create Penn’s general-requirement program; for many years, he was a faculty fellow and faculty master. He wrote Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery (1970).
Dr. Lillian Sholtis Brunner . See Class of 1940.
Dr. William V. Chalupa , Malvern, Pa., professor emeritus of nutrition at the School of Veterinary Medicine; Jan. 25. He came to Penn in 1976 as an adjunct associate professor and was promoted to professor in 1981; he retired in 2005. He specialized in ruminant digestion.
Nancy Wang Cheng, Philadelphia, a retired librarian; Dec. 31. She came to Penn in 1961 as an assistant in the Oriental-studies department, then became a cataloguer in Van Pelt Library. She was the East Asian bibliographer from 1969 until she retired in 1990.
Dr. Stuart W. Churchill, Wallingford, Pa., professor emeritus of chemical engineering and professor emeritus of biomolecular engineering at Penn; March 24. He came to Penn in 1967, where he specialized in combustion, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics; he retired in 1990. He earned one of Penn’s first Medals for Distinguished Achievement in 1993 and was designated as one of the 100 most distinguished chemical engineers of the modern era by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2008.
Dr. Richard Cooper, New York, the founder of what is now Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center; Jan. 15. Coming to Penn in 1971, he was soon appointed chief of hematology. He founded Penn Medicine’s Cancer Center, which he directed, 1977-1985. He returned to Penn in 2005 as a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. A leading authority on physician supply and the causes of healthcare disparities, he wrote Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform shortly before his death.
Robert E. Coughlin. See Class of 1964.
Dr. Aaron Gellman, Glenview, Ill., a former adjunct professor in the Department of Regional Sciences and Transportation at the Wharton School from 1968 until 1992; Jan. 11.
Dr. Philip Littman. See Class of 1973.
Dr. Richard G. Lonsdorf. See Class of 1946.
Yale Rabin. See Class of 1960.
John R. Rockwell. See Class of 1964.
John A. Tucker. See Class of 1952.
Raymond H. Welsh. See Class of 1953.
Dr. Richard P. Whittaker . See Class of 1962.