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Sept|Oct 2016

1936 | Arthur F. Cardone W’36, Short Hills, N.J., a retired restaurateur who owned Mario’s Restaurant in Millburn from 1934 to 1979; May 17, at 105. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

1938 | Esther Potter Myers SW’38, Orlando, Fla., a retired elementary-school teacher; May 3, at 105. She previously was a medical social worker in Philadelphia.

Belle B. Parmet CW’38, Philadelphia, a retired family therapist in Princeton, N.J.; April 30. Her son is Philip A. Parmet ASC’67.

Miriam Nitzberg Silverberg CW’38 L’41, Allentown, Pa., a retired attorney with the Social Security Administration; March 10.

1939 | Thomas Sidney Cadwallader II L’39, Newtown, Pa., a retired attorney; April 14, 2015. One daughter is Elizabeth Cadwallader DH’72.

Dr. James A. Helmsworth M’39 GM’46, Cincinnati, a pioneering cardiac surgeon; Aug. 27, 2015, at 100 years. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Henry C. Stockman Jr. W’39 , Mountain View, Calif., a retired principal of the employee-benefit consulting firm Crandon & Stockman; April 21. During World War II, he served in the US Air Force as a specialist in Japanese and Soviet aircraft, later co-writing Soviet Aircraft and Tanks and Armored Vehicles. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. One daughter is Mina Stockman Pell CW’71 FA’73 and one son is Henry C. Stockman III WG’79.

1940 | Bryan A. Crisman Sr. W’40, McDonough, Ga., a retired commercial real-estate appraiser; April 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Dr. Arnold J. Levine D’40, South Lancaster, Mass., a retired dentist; March 26, at 101.

1941 | Gerald S. Berson W’41, Boca Raton, Fla., Feb. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His sons are Dr. Deane S. Berson C’64 and Alan S. Berson W’75 WG’78 and his daughter is Lynn S. Berson CW’67.

1942 | Donald S. Hough W’42, Berwyn, Pa., retired general manager of the London branch of the old Girard Bank; April 7, 2015. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps. At Penn, he was a member of the varsity rowing team and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Sylvia Wolinsky Kauders CW’42, Philadelphia, an actress who played many bit parts, often described as “old Jewish lady,” in recent films and television series; May 5. She set up her own PR firm and was inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame in 1976.

Marion D. Mendenhall DH’42, Ocean City, N.J., a former dental hygienist and health teacher; April 28. One son is Henry M. Mendenhall GEE’82.

Alice Esther Ridgway Ed’42, Shoemakersville, Pa., a retired elementary-school principal; May 3.

1943 | Dr. William Abesh C’43 D’46, New Bedford, Mass., a retired dentist; May 28. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a manager of the wrestling team. His son is Daniel C. Abesh C’78, whose wife is Jane Eisen-Abesh OT’78.

Edward K. Hueber C’43, Penn Valley, Pa., retired head of an optical firm; June 10. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team and the Sphinx Senior Society. His wife is Josephine Arader Hueber CW’47 and one son is Walter Graham Hueber C’81.

Charlotte Senn Isen Ed’43 G’44, Goshen, Conn., May 4.

Seng Gee Lee W’43 WG’44, Singapore, chair of the Lee Foundation, the country’s largest private charity; May 10. One brother is Dr. Seng Tee Lee W’50.

Dr. Joseph O. Simington V’43, Danville, Pa., a retired veterinarian who maintained a practice in Berwick for 57 years; June 12. During World War II, he served in the US Army Veterinary Corps.

Theodore Snyder C’43, Silver Spring, Md., a retired environmental engineer; May 14. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

1944 | Dr. John Q. Adams V’44, Roanoke, Va., a retired veterinarian; May 21.

Dr. Sidney W. Penn M’44, Seal Beach, Calif., a retired ophthalmologist; May 24.

Albert H. Wagner C’44, Tampa, Fla., a retired president of the Southern Alloy Steel Corp.; May 8. During World War II, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team and the manager of the Penn Band. His wife is Lisbeth Lorenz Wagner MT’63.

1945 | Dr. Eleanore Green Akina M’45, Kailua, Hawaii, a retired child psychiatrist; March 29.

Robert W. Bertcher C’45, Gainesville, Fla., a retired physician who maintained a practice in Lynnbrook, N.Y., for over 40 years; June 5. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Robert B. Evans W’45, Louisville, a retired insurance examiner; Jan. 9. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

1947 | Helen Sienkiewicz Richards CW’47, McLean, Va., Dec. 4, 2014. Her son is James C. Richards W’75.

Thomas A. Sullivan WG’47, Wilmington, Del., a retired property accounting manager for DuPont Co.; June 3. During World War II, he served in the US Army, receiving four Bronze Star Medals.

1948 | Theodora Benn CW’48, Studio City, Calif., Dec. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.

Audrey Rosenblum Fielding CW’48, Philadelphia, April 30. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Mary Finegan Hartz Ed’48 GEd’50, Levittown, Pa., a retired teacher; June 15.

Ruth James Palmer Ed’48, Newtown, Pa., June 7.

Arnold S. Rifkin W’48, Wilkes Barre, Pa., a retired president of the A. Rifkin Co., which makes safes and security products; Aug. 3, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Corps. One daughter is Kathleen Rifkin Lantz WG’77.

John A. Shrader L’48, Haverford, Pa., a retired senior partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul; Dec. 7. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Bernard W. Smukler W’48, Lawrence, N.J., a retired purchasing manager for the Philadelphia Housing Authority; May 13. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Forces.

Dr. William N. Stecher M’48 GM’52, Waynesville, N.C., a retired physician; May 20, 2015.

Harold Weiss WEv’48, Cherry Hill, N.J., April 28. During World War II, he served in the US Army. His son is Steven A. Weiss W’73.

1949 | Judith Ruhe Diehl Ed’49, Allentown, Pa., a former Lehigh County Commissioner, one of the first women to hold elected office in the county; May 6.

Doris K. Firth Ed’49, Philadelphia, a retired teacher; July 14.

Robert O. Gorson C’49 G’52, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of radiology and radiation oncology and nuclear medicine at Thomas Jefferson University; May 9. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. He began his career at Penn in the 1950s as an instructor in radiological physics.

Selma V. Komins Ed’49 GEd’51, Jenkintown, Pa., a retired teacher; May 9.

Robert C. Predhome G’49, Lawrence, N.J., a retired computer analyst for the old Western Electric Co.; May 6.

Bradley Randall Jr. W’49, Concord, N.H., a retired assistant treasurer at the National Life Group; June 7. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served in the US Coast Guard.

Katharine R. Tannahill CW’49, Drexel Hill, Pa., May 22. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s swimming team.

Alfred A. Wolsky C’49, Lansdale, Pa., a retired chemist at Arco who helped found Mach I, a chemical company in King of Prussia; May 16. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

1950 | Dr. Myron Bash GM’50, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired orthopedic surgeon; March 5.

Irwin Berlin W’50, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired head of the old Richards Department Store in Miami; April 20. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Lucille Bretherick Bettinger Ed’50 GEd’51, Kentfield, Calif., a retired dance instructor; May 16, 2015. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s basketball team.

Madeline Fazenbaker Ed’50, Cumberland, Md., a retired nurse; June 21. During World War II, she served as a nurse in the US Army.

Dr. Estelle M. Gold GM’50, Melrose Park, Pa., May 13.

Frank C. Kenyon III W’50, Reno, Nev., a retired head of a marine-paint firm; Aug. 26, 2015. During World War II, he served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

Edward J. Majowicz W’50, Clifton, N.J., Feb. 27, 2015. He had worked for the Bigelow Rug Co. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Ernest L. Nagy L’50, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; May 13.

James C. Steen Jr. C’50, Columbus, Ga., April 22. During World War II, he served with the US Marines in the Pacific.

1951 | Dr. Paul R. Byerly Jr. Gr’51, Lincoln, Neb., a retired professor of physics at the University of Nebraska; June 18.

George M. Callanan W’51, Exton, Pa., a retired national sales manager for the Allenwood Steel Co.; Aug. 24, 2015. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

James W. Eagleson ME’51, Fullerton, Calif., June 19.

Sanford S. Finder L’51, Anderson, S.C., a retired attorney who maintained a practice for over 50 years; May 4. His brother is Melvin L. Feldman W’36.

Charles F. Herr L’51, Quarryville, Pa., a retired attorney who maintained a practice for over 50 years; May 15.

George A. Kaye L’51, Newport News, Va., a retired colonel in the US Air Force; May 24.

Maryellen W. Shafer Ed’51, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired art teacher; May 19. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her husband is Dr. Myron E. Shafer M’50.

1952 | Margaret Vollmer Addis Ed’52, New Holland, Pa., a retired elementary-school teacher; May 22, 2015. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s tennis team.

William J. Branscom WG’52, Fincastle, Va., retired senior vice president of Dominion Bankshares Corp.; May 7. During World War II, he served in the US Navy; during the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Warde L. Brown W’52, River Falls, Wis., a retired financial adviser with Raymond James Financial; May 17. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Albert F. Exner W’52, Forest Hill, Md., a retired industrial engineer; Feb. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.

Dr. O. Larry Quillen D’52, Scott Depot, W.Va., a retired dentist; April 23.

Dr. Fred D. Heilbrunn C’52 D’54, Boynton Beach, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in New City, N.Y., for many years; April 15. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s tennis team. His son is Dr. Steven M. Heilbrunn D’78 M’81 and a granddaughter is Evi L. Heilbrunn C’11.

Priscilla Kent Marsh CW’52 GEd’70, Newton Lower Falls, Mass., March 13. Her husband is Dr. Julian B. Marsh C’45 M’47 and her daughter is Gail Marsh C’77.

Dr. Robert L. Moskowitz C’52, Upper Montclair, N.J., a retired internist and cardiologist who had maintained a practice in Passaic for 40 years; April 22. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His son is Richard M. Moskowitz C’85 and his daughter is Lisa Moskowitz Sloan W’82, whose husband is Randy M. Sloan W’78. His brother is Carl Moskowitz EE’57 and his sister is Dr. Breyne A. Moskowitz CW’68.

Edward L. Noyes W’52, Amboy, Minn., a retired state probation officer in Maryland; June 3.

Richard M. Rittenband W’52, South Windsor, Conn., a retired judge of the Connecticut Superior Court; June 16. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force.

Sanford Roggenburg W’52, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired Wall Street financial adviser; May 17. One son is Matthew B. Roggenburg W’83.

1953 | Henry Blumenthal C’53, Kansas City, Mo., a retired department-store manager; May 6. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

Jerome Fisher W’53, Palm Beach, Fla., an honorary emeritus trustee of the University who was a co-founder of Nine West, the shoe-store chain; June 23. A member of the development committee of the trustees, he gave lead gifts to Penn’s Quadrangle Renewal Project, transforming the Quad into a neighborhood of College Houses; this has been recognized with the Fisher-Hassenfeld College and Fisher-Hassenfeld Gate. His 1992 donation helped restore the Furness Library, now known as the Fisher Fine Arts Library. In 1995, he endowed the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, which offers dual degrees from the Engineering and Wharton schools and has been a model of interdisciplinary learning. Jerome Fisher was also a member of the board of Penn Medicine, Wharton’s Board of Overseers and Undergraduate Executive Board, and of the College House Advisory Board. With his daughter Jodi (who died in 2009), he founded the Shoes on Sale gala of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York to support breast-cancer research; proceeds from it go to Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. His grandchildren include Alexandra Fisher Fabrikant C’01, Adam S. Fisher C’06, Amanda R. Fisher C’08, Elizabeth H. Horowitz C’10, and Jared H. Horowitz C’13.

Barbara Patterson Gilbert Ed’53, Gainesville, Fla., June 2. Her husband is Dr. Clarence M. Gilbert C’53 M’57 GM’63.

Carl Gumerman CHE’53 G’54, Wynnewood, Pa., a retired engineer; April 22. His wife is Helene Abrams Gumerman CW’58 and his daughter is Susan R. Robinson C’88.

Joan Harlacher DH’53, Castle Rock, Colo., Jan. 25. Her brother is Dr. Anthony C. Harlacher D’66 and her sister is Susan H. Witter DH’62.

Helen A. Honsberger CW’53, Montgomery, Md., March 13. At Penn, she was a member of the women’s volleyball team.

Thomas A. Hulsebosch D’53, Glen Falls, N.Y., a retired oral surgeon; May 13.

Clyde W. Reighard C’53 WG’55, Glenview, Ill., a retired executive vice president of Northern Trust Co.; April 18. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

John F. Smilgin III W’53, New York, retired corporate vice president of New York Life Insurance; June 7. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

June R. Terrey Nu’53, Chestertown, Md., a retired nursing instructor; June 6. During World War II, she served in the US Navy Nurse Corps.

1954 | Roland P. Ely L’54 , Monroe, Ohio, a retired bank executive; Feb. 23.

Judith S. Montgomery CW’54, Glen Mills, Pa., Dec. 6. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Ronald E. Williams WG’54, West Chester, Pa., a retired Wall Street bond and portfolio manager; May 26. One brother is Morgan L. Williams W’57 and one grandson is Patrick W. Miller C’12 W’12.

1955 | N. Eugene English WG’55, Oberlin, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2015. He had worked for PPG Industries in Pittsburgh.

Harold R. Kravitz WEv’55, Philadelphia, a retired accountant; May 30.

George J. Merva CCC’55, Springfield, Pa., retired clinical-education coordinator in the pathology and laboratory-medicine department at the Perelman School of Medicine; March 11. He assisted in research administration and education for nearly 60 years, putting together the Pathology 101 course guide for many years and helping to create course-evaluation forms. During World War II, he served in the US Marines. His daughters are Mary Ellen Kenworthey Nu’76 and Jean Merva Bulmer Nu’80 GNu’85 and two sons are Michael J. Merva FA’82 GFA’88 and John R. Merva W’85.

Dr. Martin V. Misavage C’55 D’60, Port St. Lucie, Fla., a retired dentist who maintained a practice for 45 years; March 3.

Walter Spiller W’55, Edinboro, Pa., a retired market analyst for the American Sterilizer Co.; June 12. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Dr. Mordecai D. Treblow C’55, Pittsburgh, a retired chemist; April 26.

1956 | Dr. Willard A. Fletcher Gr’56, Decatur, Ga., professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware; Feb. 28.

Donald W. Huddle GCE’56, Philadelphia, a retired assistant chief engineer for highway maintenance for the City of Philadelphia; May 9. He was one of the city’s first African American civil engineers.

Robert E. Ix WG’56, Greenwich, Conn., a retired chair and CEO of the old Cadbury Schweppes, Inc.; June 14. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team.

Peter J. Liacouras L’56, Ardmore, Pa., chancellor of Temple University, who had served as its president from 1981 to 2000 and earlier as dean of its law school (1972–1982); May 12.

Hilary Strauss G’56, Haverford, Pa., a retired founder of two interior-finishing firms; April 29. His wife is Ione A. Strauss CW’54 and his daughter is Louise A. Strauss C’82.

1957 | Joseph W. Banker C’57, Woodstock, Ill., a retired insurance-agency executive; May 26. He played professional baseball in the minor leagues in the late 1950s, once pitching against Ted Williams.

Dr. Robert T. Brokaw D’57, Jackson, N.J., a retired dental surgeon; March 6.

Barbara Benner Cleaveland Nu’57, Lewes, Del., a retired nursing instructor; May 5.

Thomas B. K. Ringe L’57, Honey Brook, Pa., a retired attorney who co-founded Meditel Inc., one of the first companies to use computers in medical diagnoses; April 9. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy as a fighter pilot.

Paul Sheiber WG’57, Norwood, Mass., March 7. One daughter is Amy Sheiber Gold C’91.

Alan M. Singerman W’57, Cleveland, a retired travel and tourism executive; Aug. 1, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity and the Mask and Wig Club.

Dr. Allan Weissman D’57, Sarasota, Fla., a retired dentist; April 14.

1958 | Alan H. Dewar W’58, Doylestown, Pa., a retired financial adviser; March 24. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

John W. Lentz W’58, Bethesda, Md., a retired senior loan officer for the federal Export-Import Bank; Jan. 16. A canoeist, he wrote Tales From the Paddle (2013). At Penn, he was a member of the men’s fencing team. One granddaughter is Sarah A. Lentz C’19.

Dr. Leon M. Mielcarek C’58 GM’69, Glen Mills, Pa., an ophthalmologist and who had been a flight surgeon in the US Navy; June 14. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His wife is Eileen Mielcarek HUP’72, with whom he co-founded the Mielcarek Eye Center.

Robert K. Nielsen W’58, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired executive with American Cyanamid; Jan. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

1959 | Donald C. Bleloch W’59, Marshall, Minn., a retired accountant for the Schwan Food Co.; April 3. At Penn, he was a member of the wrestling team.

Robert B. Egelston WG’59, Pasadena, Calif., a retired chair of the Capital Group, a financial-services firm; May 9.

Bernard Kaplowitz C’59, Naples, Fla., retired town attorney for Bethlehem, N.Y., from 1980 to 2002; May 20. At Penn, he was the president of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Robert P. Lambrecht W’59, Boca Grande, Fla., a retired realtor in Detroit; June 12.

Elizabeth Healy Muller CW’59, Savannah, Ga., a retired librarian at Penn Law; June 16. As a student, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Her husband is Frederick L. Muller C’60 and her brother is John B. Healy L’61.

A. Richard Palmer WEv’59, Mt. Laurel, N.J., a retired CPA; Sept. 26. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Jay R. Petrie D’59, Solebury, Pa., a retired dentist who maintained a practice for 44 years; May 26. His wife is Patricia Worth Petrie DH’57.

Matthew G. Polignone G’59, Lampeter, Pa., a retired teacher of English at Penncrest High School; April 19. He served in the US Navy during World War II and in the US Army during the Korean War.

Anthony A. Volponi C’59, Conway, Pa., a retired US Army lieutenant colonel who had served in the Vietnam War; April 30. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the sprint football team.

1960 | Dr. William E. Bartik D’60, Nesconset, N.Y., a retired dentist; May 28.

Dr. Wallace E. Carroll M’60, Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired physician at the city’s Cottage Hospital, where he ran several departments; March 23.

Dr. Robert M. Hendrickson C’60, Radford, Va., a retired Presbyterian pastor; March 11.

Dr. Paul H. Karr M’60, Grand Blanc, Mich., a retired physician who had maintained a practice for many years; May 29.

Dr. Henry C. Maguire Jr. GM’60, Merion, Pa., retired head of dermatology at the old Hahnemann Hospital whose research helped establish immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer; June 11. During his career, he had worked at Penn.

Yasuhiro Okudaira GL’60, Tokyo, emeritus professor of law at the University of Tokyo; Jan. 30, 2015.

Dr. David L. Portigal G’60 Gr’67, Silver Spring, Md., a retired senior scientist with the Mitre Corp.; April 1.

Leonard R. Stein-Sapir W’60, Cleveland, a former head of Morgan’s Foods, a national franchise that operated many fast-food restaurants; Sept. 7, 2014. His son is Adam David Stein-Sapir W’98 WG’99.

Dr. Kermit L. Summers M’60, Gap, Pa., a retired ER physician at Lancaster General Hospital; June 14.

1961 | Francis G. Bailey WEv’61, Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 30.

Lewis Becker L’61, Villanova, Pa., emeritus professor of law at Villanova University; June 12.

Gordon D. Bowman II WG’61, Mt. Jackson, Va., a retired head of Bowman Apple Products; May 28.

Dr. Robert V. Davis GM’61, Waverly, Pa., a retired ophthalmologic surgeon for the Northeastern Eye Institute; Jan. 9.

Martin H. Deely WG’61, Lee, Mass., a retired head of his family business, the old Lee Lime Corp.; June 26. His wife is Jessie Doyle Deely WG’61.

Dr. Joseph DiPietro Gr’61, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 14.

Kenneth G. Robbins D’61, Enfield, Conn., a retired dental surgeon; May 24.

Dr. Richard E. Snyder D’61, Isle of Palms, S.C., a retired dentist; June 21. His wife is Judy Oberheim Snyder DH’60.

Peter B. Woods WG’61, The Villages, Fla., a retired nuclear engineer for GE and PP&L; May 10.

1962 | Laurence G. Cole W’62, Hartsdale, N.Y. Feb. 22.

Dr. Alan J. Dessen C’62 M’67, Phoenix, a retired cardiologist and chief of medicine at the old Maryvale Hospital; May 21. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Air Force.

John Doubman C’62 GEd’65, Devon, Pa., retired general counsel for the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania; May 5. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse and wrestling teams. His daughter is Carolyne W. Totherow GEd’03 GEd’04

Stephen J. Gotkis GEE’62, Yardley, Pa., a retired executive with Lockheed Martin; May 17.

Howard R. Hall III C’62, Upper Darby, Pa., a retired classified-advertising manager for The Philadelphia Daily News; May 30. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His wife is Patricia Dangelo Hall CW’64.

Patrick J. Hynes III WG’62, New York, a retired associate professor of computer studies at Fordham University; May 22.

John S. Margolies C’62 ASC’64, New York, a renowned photographer of whimsical and kitschy vernacular architecture; May 26. His books includeThe End of the Road: Vanishing Highway Architecture in America (1981), Pump and Circumstance: Glory Days of the Gas Station (1993), and John Margolies: Roadside America (2010).

Dr. Thomas A. Poole C’62, New York, a retired physician; Dec. 16. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team and Psi Upsilon fraternity. His daughter is Mariel E. Poole C’06.

Edward S. Swan C’62 G’65, Pipersville, Pa., a former chicken farmer and real-estate agent; June 10. During World War II, he served in the US Army.

Dr. Gerald S. Russakoff C’62, Pennsauken, N.J., March 22. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s swimming team. His brother is Robert L. Russakoff C’66.

1963 | Dr. Eugene J. Bass GD’63, Cherry Hill, N.J., a retired dentist; June 5. His daughter is Dr. Ellen J. Bass EE’83 W’83.

Henry B. Cortesi L’63, New York, a retired attorney; Aug. 22, 2015.

John J. Devincens C’63, Neptune, N.J., a retired real-estate attorney; Oct. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

John T. P. Dryden WG’63, Orlando, Fla., a retired executive with the old Rohm and Haas; July 12, 2015.

Raymond D. Goodman W’63, Stamford, Conn., a retired labor-relations director for the New York City Transit Authority; May 25.

James A. Offut WG’63, Liverpool, N.Y., a retired banking executive; May 21.

Dr. C. Dick Park M’63 GM’70, Smithfield, Va., a retired cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who maintained a practice there for 37 years; March 10. He began his career as an associate professor of surgery at Penn. One son is Dr. Matthew Crowe Park M’09 and one daughter is Rebecca Park Cameron C’87.

Arnold B. Sulby SW’63, Wynnewood, Pa., retired director of Associated Day Care Service of Philadelphia who was an advocate of quality daycare; June 6.

Ann P. Vonneuman CGS’63, Meadowbrook, Pa., a retired administrator at the Department of Welfare in Philadelphia; June 1.

1964 | Philip B. Cline GME’64, Honey Brook, Pa., Jan. 6.

Joyce M. Federlein GNu’64, Wallingford, Conn., a retired nursing instructor at the Philadelphia Health Department; April 13.

Dr. Paul M. Kraemer Gr’64, Los Alamos, N.M., a retired scientist with the Los Alamos National Laboratory; March 24.

Herbert Mandel GEd’64, Levittown, Pa., a retired commercial-art supervisor at the Bucks County Vo-Tech School; May 10.

Dr. Claude William LaSalle II Gr’64, Washington, a retired senior officer for the US Foreign Service who had earlier taught English at Penn; June 11.

John M. Nuzum Jr. WG’64, Brooklyn, N.Y., a retired senior vice president of credit-risk management at Chase Manhattan Bank; June 21.

1965 | Robert S. Blank L’65, New York, a retired co-chair and co-CEO of Whitcom Partners, who was an emeritus trustee of the University; April 30. A trustee since 2000, he served on the budget and finance, development, student-life and audit and compliance committees, and chaired the proxy subcommittee from 2005-09. He also served on the board of Penn Medicine, was an emeritus member of Penn Law’s Board of Overseers, and was a former overseer at Wharton School. He was the recipient of Penn Law’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and gave several gifts to the University in honor of his parents, Samuel A. Blank W’29 L’32 and Ruth Saler Blank Ed’37, including the Samuel A. Blank Endowed Professorship in Legal Studies at Wharton, the Samuel A. Blank Endowed Professorship at Penn Law, and the Samuel and Ruth Blank Classroom in Huntsman Hall. Robert Blank was also a member of the boards of Penn Alumni, the Penn Alumni Council, and the Parent Leadership Committee, and served on the steering committee of the recent Making History campaign, which raised $4.3 billion. His sons are Samuel A. Blank C’01 and Matthew S. Blank C’03 L’08 WG’08, whose wife is Lindsay Pio Blank GEd’07, and his daughter is Wendy Blank Chaikin C’98, whose husband is Lee D. Chaikin W’95.

Don C. Dorsey GEd’65, Arlington, Texas, Nov. 6.

Dr. Richard W. Hyde GM’65, Rochester, N.Y., retired founding chief of pulmonary medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Oct. 30, 2014.

Dr. George I. May C’65, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired orthopedic surgeon; Feb. 23. At Penn, he was a member of the baseball team and Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One son is Benjamin May C’92.

Dr. Valerie Grimaldi Pena CW’65 Gr’73, Lansdowne, Pa., a retired staff member of the University Libraries, where she worked for nearly 40 years; June 1. She joined Penn Libraries in 1971 and became a department head in the Vet School library in 1973. She became the chief medical librarian in 1987, retiring in 2008. Her daughter is Alethea Gail Pena C’89.

1966 | Dr. H. Michael Maetz V’66, Birmingham, Ala., professor emeritus of public health at the University of Alabama; March 4, 2015.

Henry E. Putsch G’66, Kansas City, Mo., retired president of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (Conn.); April 22.

1967 | Franklin D. Grabill L’67, Santa Rosa, Calif., an attorney who spent several decades fighting for affordable housing in the Bay Area; June 11.

1968 | Francis W. Craig WG’68, Ballwin, Mo., a retired US Army colonel; Feb. 20, 2015. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and Vietnam. He later worked as a high-school mathematics and physics teacher.

Dennis A. Fitzgerald W’68, Orlando, Dec. 31. His wife is Natalie D. Fitzgerald CW’68.

1969 | James C. Blackburn G’69, Baltimore, a retired Episcopal priest; May 21.

David G. Goodchild GD’69, Madison, Ga., a retired orthodontist; April 19.

Ronald R. Morgan GAr’69, Charlotte, N.C., a retired architect who helped establish the architecture school at UNC Charlotte; May 30. His daughter is Leslie J. Morgan C’89.

Dr. Eleanor M. Zelliot Gr’69, Randolph, Minn., emeritus professor of history at Carleton College; June 5.

1970 | Charles W. Bevard WG’70, Lincoln, Neb., a retired senior vice president of the Farmers Bank of Cook; May 2. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army.

Stephen A. Garbarini W’70, Pelham, N.Y., an attorney; April 25, 2015.

Joseph T. Rowbottom III D’70, Oneida, N.Y., a retired oral-maxillofacial surgeon; May 20. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Navy.

Dr. Ronald A. Stroth GM’70, Scottsdale, Ariz., a retired anesthesiologist; Feb. 9.

1971 | Sandra Bacote SW’71, Philadelphia, a former regional director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; June 4.

Dr. Sylvia Sclar Friedman GrEd’71, Medford, N.J., a retired marriage and family therapist; April 24, at 101.

Dr. Max T. Johns Gr’71, Savannah, Ga., a retired economist with the US Treasury Department; June 17. One son is Alan L. Butsch C’88.

Paul Weinstock W’71, Columbus, Ohio, a professor of finance and real estate at Ohio State University; May 8. At Penn, he was a member of the Penn Band.

1972 | Jay M. Gottlieb W’72, Miami, a retired attorney; April 6. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon fraternity.

1973 | Betty J. Connor Nu’73, Basking Ridge, N.J., a retired nurse; June 6, 2015.

Jocelyn Y. Fenton G’73, Dallas, Texas, a retired sales executive; July 21, 2015.

Robert B. Levithan C’73, New York, a psychotherapist; May 13. Diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s, he became a prominent AIDS activist and co-founded the Healing Circle, a support group for people facing terminal diagnoses. He wrote The New 60: Outliving Yourself and Reinventing a Future (2012). One brother is Jack Levithan C’69.

Cora Ackerly Roesti GEd’73, Farmville, Va., April 25.

1974 | Timothy A. Brown WG’74, Linthicum, Md., a retired ship captain who was the international president of Masters, Mates, & Pilots, a labor union representing licensed mariners; April 10.

Dr. David J. Lynn M’74, River Forest, Ill., a professor of psychiatry at Loyola University; March 26, 2015.

Sharon Thal Matasar CW’74 GEd’74, New Orleans, a teacher; April 11. Her husband is Richard A. Matasar C’74 L’77, her sister is Andria Thal Lass CW’71 and her brother is Dr. Ira M. Thal C’85.

1976 | Regina C. Bosch WG’76 GEd’98, Glenside, Pa., March 12.

Dr. Gayla Geering V’76, Millville, N.J., a veterinarian and researcher who bred Birman cats; June 2.

1977 | Dr. Amy L. Gerber V’77, Jackson, N.J., a retired veterinarian for Freehold Raceway, a harness-racing track; Feb. 15.

Jay Barry Harris C’77, Lafayette Hill, Pa., a prominent Philadelphia lawyer; June 20. A partner in the firm of Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, he was an expert on insurance-defense litigation involving the trucking industry. His wife is Cindy Kauffman Harris C’76 WG’79. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Robert H. Scott MT’77, Springfield, Pa., a laboratory worker at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Oct. 28.

1978 | John A. Wismer ChE’78, Washington Crossing, Pa., a chemical engineer at Arkema; Nov. 8. For 15 years, he was a consultant for Penn, mentoring chemical-engineering students in their senior design course. His wife is Christine A. Wismer GEng’86.

1979 | William A. Del Vecchio WEv’79, Arlington, Va., a manager of recycling and solid-waste disposal at Georgetown University; Sept. 18, 2015. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team.

Dr. Susan Hirschberg Linet C’79, Freeport, Maine, a retired pediatrician; March 1.

Dr. Ralph M. Schrager C’79 M’83, Elkins Park, Pa., a neonatologist at Abington Memorial Hospital who specialized in the care of seriously ill newborns; May 13. He founded the IC nursery at Frankford Torresdale Hospital in 1988, remaining there as chief of neonatology until 2006. His wife is Deborah Schiller Schrager C’79 M’83 GM’87.

1980 | Dr. James C. Zgoda C’80, Montgomery, N.Y., a veterinarian; Feb. 10. One sister is Diane Zgoda Holt Nu’81, whose husband is Gary Steven Holt W’79.

1988 | Patrick M. Reily WAM’88, Vero Beach, Fla., July 26, 2015.

1991 | Holly T. Worth C’91, Ketchum, Idaho, May 3. She worked for a software company after stints in television writing, radio production, and office management. Her mother is Hon. Marjorie Margolies CW’63.

1992 | Carl M. Buchholz L’92, Philadelphia, managing partner at the Philadelphia office of DLA Piper LLC; May 23. He had earlier served as managing partner at Blank Rome LLP. A member of the Bush-Cheney presidential team that litigated the Florida recount in the 2000 election, he was appointed after the September 11 attacks to help develop the federal response to terrorism; he served in that White House role for two years before returning to Blank Rome. His wife is Karen Dougherty Buchholz G’97.

Patrick M. Rockelli WG’92, Arlington, Va., Oct. 6.

1995 | Dr. JoAnn M. Bierdziewski Gr’95, West Nanticoke, Pa., a retired supervisor of special education in local schools; Feb. 20.

Brian E. Erling W’95, Pittstown, N.J., a vice president of finance for Verizon; March 30.

Justin W. Leevy C’95, Merion, Pa., April 2.

Faculty & Staff

Robert S. Blank. See Class of 1965.

Jerome Fisher. See Class of 1953.

Dr. Lesley G. King, Coatesville, Pa., a professor of critical care at the School of Veterinary Medicine; May 14. She spent her entire career at Penn Vet, where she was instrumental in the development of the veterinary intensive-care specialty, particularly in refining mechanical ventilation for dogs and cats with life-threatening conditions. She edited Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats (2004), and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care (2007).

Dr. Claude William LaSalle II. See Class of 1964.

George J. Merva. See Class of 1955.

Dr. C. Dick Park. See Class of 1963.

Dr. Albert Pepitone, West Chester, Pa., professor emeritus of psychology at Penn; March 17. Joining the Penn faculty in 1951, he made important contributions to social psychology, often taking a cross-cultural approach. He was elected president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (1975), the Society for Cross-cultural Research (1978), and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (1983). He wrote Attraction and Hostility: An Experimental Analysis of Interpersonal and Self Evaluation (1964), which was re-issued in 2006. He retired in 1992.

Dr. Charles R. Perry, Chelsea, Mich., associate professor emeritus of management at the Wharton School; March 15. He joined the faculty in 1966 as an assistant professor of industry, was promoted to associate professor of management in 1972, with a secondary appointment in public management in 1979; he retired in 1999. He specialized in labor relations, focusing on women and ethnic minorities in urban areas.

Edmund B. Spaeth Jr., Philadelphia, the retired president judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and former senior fellow at Penn Law; March 31. He joined Penn Law as a lecturer in 1973, became a senior fellow in 1985, teaching evidence and professional responsibility until 1997. He cofounded and directed Penn Law’s Center for Professionalism and received the Harvey Levin Award for Excellence in teaching in 1991.

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