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Jean Martin McCorkle CW’40, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 1.
Jacob S. “Jay” Siegel C’41 G’43, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a social scientist; Oct. 26, at 99.
Dr. Herbert Diamond C’43 M’47 GM’51, Bryn Mawr, PA, a former Penn associate professor of psychiatry; Jan. 31. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1952 as an instructor in the psychiatry department of the School of Medicine. Ten years later, he became an associate in psychiatry at HUP. In 1969, he became an assistant professor, and in 1975 an associate professor. He retired in 1987 but remained involved with Penn as an associate professor emeritus of psychiatry. His son is Dr. Steven D. Diamond M’84.
Robert F. Walbridge W’43, Decatur, IL, former president of the Humane Society of Decatur; Jan. 29, at 100. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity.
Roslyn Silvers Denard CW’44, Skillman, NJ, retired general manager of the Princeton Packet, where she oversaw a group of 13 regional newspapers; Dec. 31.
Dr. Marvin H. Balistocky C’46 GM’54, Philadelphia, an ophthalmologist in Montgomery County, PA; Dec. 11. He volunteered his medical services at state prisons, hospital clinics, and nursing homes. He served in the US Army, as well as the US Navy Reserve and the US Coast Guard Reserve.
Jeanette Davidson Chestnut DH’46, Hatboro, PA, a retired dental hygienist; Dec. 31.
Gustine Kanarek Matt CW’46, Highland Park, NJ, a former social worker; Aug. 17. One son is Jonathan P. Matt C’71.
Robert P. Bretherick C’47, West Palm Beach, FL, a retired manager at a chemical manufacturing plant; Feb. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity.
Mary Garrett Brown OT’47, Hamilton, VA, an occupational therapist; Jan. 23.
Catherine Lilly Gray Ed’47, Batavia, OH, a former tax preparer and supervisor at H&R Block; Sept. 16. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and the choral society.
Hermine Wilson Kolsby CW’47 GEd’74, Delray Beach, FL, a retired teacher for gifted children in the Lower Merion (PA) School District; Jan. 14. Her children are Dana Kolsby Edenbaum CW’72, Robert A. Kolsby C’75, and Paul S. Kolsby C’84.
Kenneth R. Lewis ME’47, Atlanta, a retired mechanical engineer at Vishay Intertechnology, where he developed the process to manufacture electronic components that were used in the first Mars probe launched by NASA; Dec. 13. He served in the US Army during World War II. One granddaughter is Brynne Goncher C’97.
Leonard I. Abel C’48, Chevy Chase, MD, a former partner in a construction company; Jan. 8. He was a veteran of World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. His wife is Helen Shapiro Abel CW’51, who died Feb. 13 (see Class of 1951). His children include Jack W. Abel W’75 and Joy S. Abel C’77.
William J. Devlin GEd’48, Ambler, PA, retired first deputy prothonotary of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; Jan. 9, at 99. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.
John L. Gregory W’48, Erie, PA, former manager at a manufacturer of water solutions, such as drains, faucets, and plumbing; Nov. 19. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Jessie Lois Veith Latimer CW’48, Abington, PA, a homemaker; Oct. 26. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Thomas R. McCullough ME’48, Warminster, PA, a longtime employee at Unilever; Dec. 24. He later worked as a director at Best Foods Baking Group, makers of Arnold Bread. He was a veteran of World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Robert H. Stovall W’48, Sarasota, FL, a retired Wall Street investment analyst who appeared on financial programs for TV and radio and wrote columns for Forbes and Financial World magazine; Dec. 3. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the Glee Club, the choral society, the Army ROTC, and the heavyweight rowing team.
Paul E. Macht C’49, Devon, PA, retired president of Sun International, an oil company; Jan. 7. He served in the US Army Air Forces. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Thomas C. Sayer EE’49, Claymont, DE, a retired manager at General Electric; Jan. 5. He served in the US Army Air Forces.
David M. Silverman EE’49, State College, PA, a retired engineer; Feb. 5. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Linda J. Nelson Ed’50, East Lansing, MI, a professor emeritus of family ecology at Michigan State University and former international civil servant in Latin America; Jan. 1.
Mary S. Rieser Ed’50 GEd’56, Wyomissing, PA, a retired director of staff development in nursing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Nov. 23. She served in the US Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.
Robert M. Sanow C’50, Rochester, NY, an executive recruiter; Nov. 26. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.
Lawrence Shprintz ChE’50, Havertown, PA, a photographer and retired chemical engineer; Oct. 23. The Lawrence Shprintz Award for Travel and the Lawrence Shprintz MFA Award are given annually to students at Penn’s Weitzman School of Design. One grandson is Nathan E. Platnick C’16.
Walter C. Sobers WG’50, Atlanta, GA, a retired fiscal coordinator for the State of Georgia; Jan. 5. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Josephine Woodward Zagieboylo Ed’50, Walpole, MA, a retired occupational therapist; Feb. 17.
Helen Shapiro Abel CW’51, Chevy Chase, MD, an artist; Feb. 13. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Her husband is Leonard I. Abel C’48, who died Jan. 8 (see Class of 1948). Her children include Jack W. Abel W’75 and Joy S. Abel C’77.
Rev. Robert L. Adams C’51, Norwalk, IA, an ordained minister and retired astronomy teacher at the University of South Dakota; Dec. 18. He served in the US Air force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Charlotte Stein Braunstein Ed’51, Haverford, PA, a retired law librarian and professional pianist; Dec. 27. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, WXPN, and the choral society. Her brother is Burton K. Stein L’64.
Jo‑Ann Flynn Chaconas DH’51, Silver Spring, MD, a retired dental hygienist; Dec. 7. Her husband is Dr. C. Peter Chaconas D’53, who died Feb. 13, 2017 (see Class of 1953).
William B. Eagleson Jr. WG’51, Lafayette Hill, PA, chairman emeritus of Mellon Bank; Feb. 5. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dr. John W. Fague V’51, Shippensburg, PA, a retired veterinarian; Nov. 23. He served in the US Army during World War II.
George B. Kauffman C’51, Fresno, CA, a retired professor of chemistry at California State University; May 2, 2020.
William R. Schmalstieg G’51 Gr’56, Lancaster, PA, professor emeritus of Slavic and Baltic linguistics and head of the department of Slavic languages at Penn State; Jan. 22. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Matthew Storm W’51, Bristol, CT, a retired attorney who maintained a practice for more than 50 years; Jan. 2. He served as a codebreaker for the Armed Forces Security Agency (a precursor to the NSA) during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. One grandson is Matthew Jordan Storm C’94 WG’00.
Samuel “Mort” Zulick G’51, Hubertus, WI, a vaccine researcher for Merck; Jan. 19. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Judith Krantz Altman Ed’52, Midlothian, VA, Feb. 11.
Patricia Ameisen Herdeg Ed’52, Cherry Hill, NJ, June 8, 2018. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Her husband is Franklin David Herdeg W’52. Her sister is Denise A. Sheldon CW’47, and her brother is Richard A. Ameisen Jr. W’58, who died Sept. 6 (see Class of 1958).
Dr. C. Peter Chaconas D’53, Silver Spring, MD, a retired oral surgeon; Feb. 13, 2017. His wife is Jo‑Ann Flynn Chaconas DH’51, who died Dec. 7 (see Class of 1951).
Robert J. Stewart W’53, York, PA, a lawyer; Feb. 10. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Lida K. Barrett Gr’54, Knoxville, TN, a notable mathematician who retired as a professor of mathematics at West Point; Jan. 28. She served as the second female president of the Mathematical Association of America.
Katherine Cutchins Billingham GEd’54, Syracuse, NY, former office manager of her husband’s dental practice; Jan. 30. Her husband is Dr. William A. Billingham D’54.
William B. Boyd Gr’54, Mount Racine, WI, president emeritus of the Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit that facilitates meetings and dialogue among leaders and changemakers; Dec. 16.
Aims C. “Joe” Coney Jr. L’54, Chagrin Falls, OH, a retired attorney for Pittsburgh’s K&L Gates for more than 50 years; Jan. 9.
Dianne Hawk Dunn CW’54, Hanover, NH, a volunteer with many conservation and equestrian charities; Nov. 30. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the choral society, the Pennguinnettes, a synchronized swimming team.
Hon. Morton I. Greenberg C’54, Princeton, NJ, a former judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Jan. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. One granddaughter is Emily P. Blecker C’12.
Jon S. Millenson C’54, Niantic, CT, retired founder of a marketing research firm; Feb. 10.
Joseph S. Moloznik W’54 L’57, Philadelphia, a retired attorney who maintained a practice for more than 50 years; Jan. 8. A fixture in his West Philadelphia community, he established the Spruce Hill Community Association and was a founding member of the University Swim Club, which is believed to be the first private, integrated swim club in Philadelphia. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. His daughters are Beth A. M. Termini C’84 and Karen Moloznik Norton MTE’79 GMT’80 WG’81.
Dr. Daniel M. Lundblad C’55, Bluffton, SC, a retired pathologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital; Nov. 11. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Suzanne Mann Cohen CW’56, Margate City, NJ, a former schoolteacher and advertising salesperson; Dec. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
John R. Haines W’56, Downingtown, PA, former president of CMS Associates; Feb. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Friars, Sphinx Senior Society, and the track team, where he won four consecutive national championships in the indoor sprint and was a three-time All American. A 1998 inductee of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame, he was also a finalist in the 1956 Olympic Trials. One son is John R. Haines G’88 Gr’09.
Donald E. Hasenfus WEv’56, Woodbury, NJ, a longtime medical underwriter and manager at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; Dec. 11. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Harold G. Jacklin Jr. W’56, Gloucester, MA, owner of an accounting firm and a precious metals electroplating company; Jan. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Edward T. Mallinson V’56, Silver Spring, MD, professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at the University of Maryland; Sept. 17. At Penn, he was a member of the Army ROTC.
Herbert J. Sperger GEd’56, Jamison, PA, a retired middle school math teacher; June 6, 2019. He served in the US Navy during World War II. One son is Michael C. Sperger C’74.
Russell K. Tredinnick W’56, Harleysville, PA, a retired corporate controller at Triangle Publications, a media company that owned the Philadelphia Inquirer; Sept. 30. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Dr. Donald R. Trilling CCC’56 Gr’69, Alexandria, VA, a retired executive at the US Department of Transportation, where he worked on a number of policies for over 32 years; Oct. 22. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, earning a Bronze Star.
Marilyn Meyer Wilde Ed’56, Shaker Heights, OH, Dec. 20. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the choral society.
F. Wallace Gordon W’57, Willow Street, PA, retired publisher of the Beaver County Times; Jan. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity, the Penn Glee Club, and Sphinx Senior Society.
John D. Woodland Jr. W’57, Walnut Creek, CA, former president of a rubber company who later founded a business consultancy firm with his wife; Dec. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, ROTC, the Sphinx Senior Society, and the football, lacrosse, and heavyweight rowing teams. He served in the US Air Force. One brother is Thomas J. Woodland WG’65.
Richard A. Ameisen Jr. W’58, Havertown, PA, a former divisional merchandise manager of menswear for Strawbridge and Clothier; Sept. 6. He later became a real estate agent. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserves. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. His sisters are Denise Ameisen Sheldon CW’47 and Patricia Ameisen Herdeg Ed’52, who died on June 8, 2018 (see Class of 1952).
Eileen Abrams Segal CW’58, Cherry Hill, NJ, cofounder of PetPals, a nonprofit that helps medically fragile and poor seniors keep their companion animals; Jan. 13.
Joseph A. Walton C’58, Richmond, VA, a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army, where he served as a Transportation Corps, Infantry, and Special Forces Officer in various command positions and earned several decorations for his service; Dec. 8. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team.
Brother Andrew Bartley G’59, Wyndmoor, PA, a retired director of public affairs at La Salle University; May 12, 2019.
Arnold R. Beiles W’59, New York, a retired CPA; Feb. 5. He later taught accounting at the College of Staten Island.
Beverly Ann Brogan HUP’59, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired operating room nurse; Feb. 8. Her husband is Dr. John C. Brogan C’57 M’61.
James David Power III WG’59, Westlake Village, CA, retired founder of the marketing research firm J. D. Power; Jan. 23. He served in the US Coast Guard.
Michael J. Henry ASC’60, Lambertville, NJ, a retired lawyer; Jan. 5.
Warren F. Link C’60, Knoxville, TN, April 28, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Wayne G. Sanborn WG’60, DeLand, FL, a retired city manager of DeLand; Feb. 4.
David G. Boling WG’61, Orange, TX, owner of an insurance company; Jan. 19, 2020. He served in the US Army.
Richard H. Deitch MTE’61 GMT’67, Worthington, OH, a materials scientist who specialized in crystal growth; Oct. 11. He developed a patented method of growing crystals when he worked for GTE Labs. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.
Edith G. Gollub Gr’61, Eastchester, NY, Jan. 1.
Hon. Stewart J. Greenleaf C’61, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a longtime Pennsylvania state senator; Feb. 9. At Penn, he was a member of the basketball team. One son is Christopher E. Greenleaf C’03.
Hon. Jack K. Mandel L’61, Fullerton, CA, a retired judge in the Orange County (CA) Superior Court; Dec. 24. He served in the US Air Force as a Judge Advocate General.
Harry Scheuer GEE’61, Lexington, VA, a retired electrical engineer specializing in radar control; Nov. 9.
Dr. Douglas B. Stalb D’61, Summerville, SC, a retired dentist; Feb. 4. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps.
Ann M. Brislin GEd’62, Wilkes Barre, PA, a retired head nurse for what is now called the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, PA; Jan. 14.
Terence Grieder Gr’62, Austin, TX, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 21, 2018.
Dr. Keith M. Hutchings D’62, Canandaigua, NY, a retired dentist; July 8. He served in the US Army as a dentist.
Paul K. Kelly C’62 WG’64, Westport, CT, a retired executive at an investment banking firm who also was on the board of advisors for Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, a University trustee emeritus, and the benefactor of Penn’s Kelly Writers House; March 4. In 1997, he became a University trustee and provided a $1.1 million gift to help establish the Kelly Writers House. In 2003, he endowed the Kelly Family Gates outside Addams Hall. Among his other contributions, he also funded the Kelly Writers House Fellows program, which brings several eminent writers and authors to Penn, and the Kelly Family Professorship of English; he helped found the US China Future Leaders Program at the Graduate School of Education to promote mutual understanding and respect between the two nations; he served as treasurer of his class; and he was also active in Penn Athletics. In 2010, he was named an emeritus trustee. He received the Penn Alumni Award of Merit in 2012. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. One daughter is Brooke Kelly C’01.
Jack H. Nusbaum W’62, New York, a partner at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Jan. 11. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. His children are Lisa Nusbaum C’85 and Gary David Nusbaum W’88 WG’89. One grandchild is Andrew M. Dickerman C’19.
Dr. Samuel V. Pellegrino GD’62, Melbourne Beach, FL, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon; Dec. 17. He served in the US Navy.
Elizabeth Marvin Cecil GEd’63, Lafayette Hill, PA, Dec. 4.
H. Corbin Day WG’63, Birmingham, AL, a retired partner at Goldman Sachs; Jan. 10. He was also a retired chairman at Jemison Investment. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Thomas P. Foltz Jr. WG’63, Fort Smith, AR, a retired insurance executive; Jan. 3.
Rosalind “Ricki” Hirsh Goodblatt CW’63, White Plains, NY, a chemist who also worked as a data processor for IBM; Jan. 21. Her husband is Jonathan B. Goodblatt C’60 EAS’61.
Herbert S. “Herb” Riband Jr. L’63, Fort Washington, PA, a retired senior partner at what is now called Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, a Philadelphia law firm where he specialized in trusts and estates; Jan. 9. His grandchildren are Michelle Riband C’16 and Daniel H. Riband C’14.
Donald B. Stott WG’63, West Palm Beach, FL, a longtime Wall Street executive; Dec. 25. During his tenure, he was a director of the New York Futures Exchange and a governor and director of the New York Stock Exchange.
Arlene Kirschenbaum Zide G’63, Chicago, a poet and professor of humanities and women’s studies at City Colleges of Chicago; Jan. 8. Her husband is Norman H. Zide Gr’60.
George F. Bass Gr’64, Bryan, TX, a former curator of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean section; March 2. He briefly worked as a student assistant at the Penn Museum from 1959 to 1960, and served on the faculty as lecturer, assistant, and associate professor from 1962 to 1973. He left Penn to found the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, which is devoted to bringing history to light through the scientific study of shipwrecks, and he remained an adjunct professor at Penn. He retired as professor emeritus of nautical archaeology at Texas A&M. In 2001, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by former president George W. Bush. In 2010, the Penn Museum awarded him its Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal, honoring exceptional achievement in excavation or publication of archaeological work. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Hon. William R. Drescher C’64, Amherst, NH, a retired attorney and district court judge; Dec. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the track team.
Curtis C. Gunn Jr. WG’64, San Antonio, founder of Gunn Automotive; Feb. 2. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.
John V. Murray L’64, Richmond, VA, a retired lawyer; Feb. 5.
Dr. Ronald J. Schindler C’64 Gr’78, Jenkintown, PA, a professor of philosophy and political science at Arcadia University, Temple University, and Rutgers University–Camden; Dec. 21.
George D. Wolf Gr’64, New Cumberland, PA, emeritus dean and professor of American studies at Penn State University; Feb. 14. He served in the US Army during World War II.
David D. Hagstrom L’65, Red Hook, NY, a retired partner at the Poughkeepsie, New York, law firm Van DeWater & Van DeWater and a former town attorney to the Town of Poughkeepsie; Dec. 20.
Richard L. Kadish C’65, Rockville, MD, founder of a real estate firm; July 9. At Penn, he was a member of the choral society and the Army ROTC. One son is Andrew S. Kadish C’01.
Dennis T. Kelly L’65 G’67, Philadelphia, a retired attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he worked for 54 years; Jan. 7.
Stanley Mills GME’65, State College, PA, a retired senior engineer involved in helicopter design at Boeing; Feb. 4. He served in the US Naval Air Reserve.
Paul Thomas “Tom” Scull Jr. WG’65, Hamilton, NY, a retired labor relations executive at the National Gypsum Company in Charlotte, NC; Nov. 13.
Dr. Richard Duane West M’65 GM’72, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired surgeon; July 12. He served in the US Navy.
Vincent P. Dole III C’66, Boynton Beach, Fl, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist; Oct. 25. His son is Alexandre Dole G’13, who is married to Renee Kovick Dole WEv’03 G’10. His sister is Susan Dole CW’68 GEd’69 SW’72.
Harry T. Hare G’66, Philadelphia, a retired partner at an investment firm; Dec. 5. He served in the US Navy.
Robin Maisel C’66, San Diego, a former attorney; Sept. 17.
Joel H. Sachs L’66, White Plains, NY, an attorney and adjunct professor of law at Pace University; Jan. 24. His wife is Roslyn Carol Sachs CW’65.
Albert M. Shields WG’66, Portland, OR, Jan. 6.
Dr. Laurence E. Carroll C’67 M’71 GM’77, Lancaster, PA, a retired nephrologist and founding partner of a hypertension and kidney care center; Jan. 18. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Pipers and the Glee Club. His wife is Janet Taylor Carroll Nu’69 GNu’77, and his sons are Andrew T. Carroll EAS’94 and Bryan T. Carroll C’96.
Dr. F. Forrest Lang C’67, Johnson City, TN, a retired professor and director of medical education at East Tennessee State University; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team. His sister is Abigail Lang C’77, who is married to Timothy P. Wade C’76.
David H. Fiske L’68, Rehoboth Beach, DE, a retired director of media relations at the Federal Communications Commission; Dec. 15. He served in the US Navy.
Dr. Robert P. Gordon M’68, Chicago, a psychiatrist; Jan. 10.
Olive Stonebreaker Holt GNu’68, Indiana, PA, a professor of community health nursing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; June 19.
Dr. David K. M. Hsiao GrE’68, Mountain View, CA, professor emeritus of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School; July 21.
Richard B. Kelson C’68, New York, a retired chairman’s counsel at ALCOA, an aluminum company; Feb. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He served in the US Army Reserve. His wife is Ellen S. Kelson CW’68, and his children are Carolyn A. Kelson C’93, Melinda Kelson O’Connor C’96, and Adam F. Kelson C’98.
Julie Mackey Reich Gr’68, Philadelphia, a retired dean of Moore College of Art; Dec. 29.
Dr. C. Joseph DeSalvo GD’69, Bonita Springs, FL, a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon; April 1, 2020.
James M. Hughes Gr’69, Oakwood, OH, professor emeritus of English at Wright State University; Nov. 7.
John G. Kuhn III Gr’69, Ocean City, NJ, a writer and professor emeritus of English and theater at Rosemont College; Jan. 22.
Christopher P. Monkhouse C’69, Brunswick, ME, former chair of the European decorative arts department at the Art Institute of Chicago; Jan. 12.
Jo Ann Morton Nu’69, Silver Spring, MD, a retired nurse for the US Navy; April 7, 2020.
James M. Neeley L’69, a lawyer who spent several years working for USAID in Ukraine and Kazakhstan; Nov. 10. He served in the US Navy. His wife is Marcia P. Neeley G’78.
Jerome D. “Jerry” Williams C’69, Belleville, NJ, the former provost and executive vice chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark; Jan. 29. At Penn, he was a member of the Sphinx Senior Society, and a captain and prolific middle-distance runner for the cross country and track teams. In 1968 he broke a program record that had stood since the 1930s when he clocked a 4:06.4 mile. He went on to complete 39 marathons. One grandson is Cameron H. Williams W’24.
Barry Schwartz Gr’70, Athens, GA, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Georgia; Jan. 6. He served in the US Army.
David B. McGrail Gr’71, Hopewell, NJ, a retired teacher at Trenton State College; Jan. 3.
William W. Reynolds Jr. GrEd’71, Moorestown, NJ, retired founding director of the Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers University School of Business; Jan. 4. He also served as mayor of Haddonfield, NJ, from 1973 to 1977.
Dr. A. Hunter Wilcox V’71, Lumberton, NJ, a veterinarian and retired co-owner of Cherry Hill Animal Hospital; Jan. 5.
Dr. Edward P. Johnson D’72, Charlotte, NC, a retired dentist; Jan. 26. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Susan A. Leidy GNu’72, New Freedom, PA, a former director of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Dec. 10.
Greg C. Mansfield GEE’72, Belen, NM, March 26, 2020.
John P. Minneman WG’72, Peachtree City, GA, a longtime employee at Chase Manhattan Bank; Jan. 12.
Dr. Charles R. Fitz GM’73, Pittsburgh, a pediatric neuroradiologist and retired professor of radiology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Feb. 22, 2019.
Helen K. Shanley SW’73, Lake Hiawatha, NJ, a retired social worker for a nursing home; Jan. 9.
Edward F. Grusheski G’74, Philadelphia, a Philadelphia Water Department manager who was instrumental in turning the Fairmount Water Works into a top attraction and center of environmental education [“Rebirth on the River,” Jan|Feb 2000]; Dec. 23. He served in the US Army.
Steven A. Rothenberg W’74, Washington, DC, a retired attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Feb. 1.
Ilene C. McCaffrey W’75, Sarasota, FL, a CPA; Jan. 19.
Sheldon S. Pavel GrEd’75, Elkins Park, PA, a longtime principal of Philadelphia’s Central High School; Feb. 7.
Dr. Allen Gaisin GM’76, Silver Spring, MD, a dermatologist; July 21, 2019.
Barbara Fine Bazilian CGS’77, Philadelphia, a musician, artist, and fashion designer; Jan. 15. Her son is Eric M. Bazilian C’75, and two grandchildren are Simon Bazilian C’18 and Maia Bazilian C’23.
Janis T. Johnson SW’77 GrS’85, Eastham, MA, a retired professor of sociology at Immaculata College (now University); Jan. 25.
Dr. Charles M. Achenbach D’78, Bethlehem, PA, a retired professor of anatomy and physiology at Northampton Community College; Nov. 17. One brother is L. Robert Achenbach Jr. SW’74.
Robert A. Brennan Jr. EE’78, Mercerville, NJ, an engineer for Johnson & Johnson; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Dr. Jane A. Curtis M’78, New York, a pediatrician; Aug. 27, 2019.
Albert M. Greenfield III W’78, Villanova, PA, a real estate developer and corporate bond trader; Feb. 7. He was instrumental in the development of Dilworth Park in Center City Philadelphia and was an early promoter of Chestnut Street as a pedestrian-friendly commercial zone. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and the baseball and football teams. His wife is Wendy Marcus Greenfield W’78, and one son is Jason L. Greenfield C’04.
Robin Fisher Solis C’78, Trevose, PA, Jan. 21. Her mother is Eloyse Chosiad Fisher CW’54, and one brother is Stephen P. Fisher C’81.
Robert E. Yantorno Gr’78, Englewood, FL, a professor of electrical engineering and investing at Temple University; Oct. 14. He served in the US Navy.
Lynne D. Dalla CGS’80, Klamath Falls, OR, Oct. 19, 2019. Her son is Christopher John Dalla GEd’87.
Dr. Marc H. Zisselman C’81, Philadelphia, a geriatric psychiatrist and professor at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Dec. 30. At Penn, he was a member of the track and cross country teams. He remained an active distance runner and served as a longtime volunteer official and chief timer at the Penn Relays. His wife is Pamela Mattoon Zisselman GNu’89.
Rebecca Supplee Lundgren GNu’82, Saint Cloud, FL, a retired clinical nurse specialist; Dec. 22.
Michael Brown C’83, Las Vegas, an executive at several corporations, including Nevada State Bank and Caldwell Banker; Dec. 4. At Penn, he was a two-time All-Ivy League player on the basketball team, leading the Quakers to three Ivy championships and a Big 5 title. He was also a member of the Sphinx Senior Society. His wife is Jacqueline Butcher Brown C’87.
Herbert J. Hopkins WG’83, Moorestown, NJ, former CEO of a printer supply company; June 2.
Elizabeth “Debby” Entine Malissa GEd’83, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a former speech pathologist and teacher who later directed education courses on Jewish culture and history; April 26, 2020. Her son is Samuel A. Malissa C’04.
Kevin L. Murphy C’84, Brentwood, TN, managing partner of an investment bank; Nov. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the football team.
Charles H. James III WG’85, Downers Grove, IL, chairman and CEO of CH James and Company, a wholesale foods distribution company; Jan. 7. One son is Charles H. James IV W’08.
Dr. Bridget Nassib GrD’85 CGS’07, Newtown Square, PA, a retired teacher; Dec. 23.
Timothy K. Ravey ChE’85, Essex Junction, VT, a retired executive at IBM; Oct. 22.
Michael E. Seltzer C’85, Lakewood, NJ, July 5. His siblings include Sharon Seltzer Ross W’82 and Larry J. Seltzer C’83, who is married to Danna Sigal Seltzer W’84.
Matthew M. Gutt W’88, Narberth, PA, assistant general counsel for Exelon Business Services; Feb. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and the heavyweight rowing team.
Gavin C. O’Connell C’92, Cockeysville, MD, Jan. 17.
Paul Steven Thurk W’93, Minneapolis, managing director at ARCH Venture Partners; Jan. 15. He also cofounded several start-ups, such as InnovaLight, which was acquired by DuPont.
John A. Jordan G’96, Sewell, NJ, a former accountant for Crozer Keystone Health System; Dec. 24.
John E. McGowan G’96, Camden, NJ, an actor; Nov. 18. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Adam L. Tepper W’96, Brooklyn, NY, chief strategy officer at a digital marketing company; Sept. 16.
Leon B. Glover Jr. GEd’97, Lancaster, PA, an educator and administrator who served in numerous capacities in the School District of Lancaster (PA); Feb. 11. He was also the first Black principal in Lancaster County.
Joanne C. Letwinch GEd’99, Middletown, DE, a retired elementary school teacher; Jan. 18.
Nelly S. Toll GrEd’00, Old Bridge, NJ, a writer, artist, and teacher; Jan. 30. A Holocaust survivor, she published a memoir based off of the diary she kept while hiding with her mother during World War II. She also served as an adjunct professor at Penn.
Juergen F. Habichler WG’01, Neuheim, Switzerland, Jan. 16.
Charles M. Peterson III WMP’02, Erdenheim, PA, Nov. 15.
Michael Masch G’04, Philadelphia, former executive director of Penn’s Office of Budget and Management Analysis and later a lecturer at the Fels Institute of Government; Feb. 7. In 1996, he came to Penn as executive director of the University’s Office of Budget and Management Analysis, serving until 2003, when he became Pennsylvania’s secretary of the budget. From 2004 to 2006, he lectured at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government. He worked in Governor Ed Rendell C’65 Hon’00’s administration until 2008, and subsequently worked as chief financial officer of the School District of Philadelphia; Manhattan College; and most recently, Howard University.
Gregory A. Nesmith W’20, Philadelphia, a director of marketing at Campbell Soup Company; Jan. 28.
Faculty & Staff
George F. Bass. See Class of 1964.
Dr. Herbert Diamond. See Class of 1943.
Lawrence Otis Graham, an author, activist, and member of Penn Vet’s Board of Advisors; Feb. 19. He practiced corporate and real estate law at Cuddy & Feder, and taught in the African and African American studies department at Fordham University. His work on exposing the racism that even upper-class Black people face made him widely admired. In 2014, he joined Penn Vet’s Board of Advisors, helping to bridge Penn Vet with the community beyond campus.
Dr. Prabodh Kumar Gupta, Humble, TX, a professor emeritus in Penn Medicine’s department of pathology and laboratory medicine; Dec. 23. He started his Penn career in 1988 as a professor and director of cytopathology and cytometry, and he stayed in the department for over two decades. His leadership put the department among the top 10 cytopathology departments in the country on multiple occasions. He also established the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005, Penn recognized him with the Peter C. Nowell Award for outstanding teaching. He retired in 2013.
Waheed Hussain, Toronto, ON, Canada, a former lecturer and assistant professor at Wharton who most recently served as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto; Jan. 31. He joined Penn’s faculty in 2004 as an instructor in Wharton’s department of legal studies and business ethics, eventually rising to assistant professor. In 2014, he became an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. His central research focus was political philosophy, and he also made important contributions to business ethics. His work earned him several honors, and he was also a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Society for Business Ethics.
Paul K. Kelly. See Class of 1962.
Michael Masch. See Class of 2004.
Dr. Robert “Robin” L. Post, Haverford, PA, a former instructor and visiting scholar in physiology at the School of Medicine; Jan. 26, at 100. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1946 as an instructor in physiology. After two years, he joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he served as a professor of physiology until his retirement in 1991. In retirement, he returned to the Philadelphia area and became a visiting scholar and consultant in Penn’s department of physiology.
Mary S. Rieser. See Class of 1950.
David Shakow, Merion Station, PA, professor emeritus of law in Penn’s Carey Law School; Jan. 16. He joined the Penn faculty in 1982 as associate professor, becoming full professor five years later. His specialty was taxation, and among his accolades, he won a University Research Foundation Award in 1999 for a paper he cowrote, titled “A Comprehensive Wealth Tax.” He retired in 2000, though he remained a lecturer at Penn until his death.
Jonathan Steinberg, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of history in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; March 4. In 2000, he came to Penn, where he was appointed the Annenberg Professor of Modern European History. He also held appointments in the Jewish Studies Program and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. He was the chair of the history department from 2001 to 2004. He published several books on European history and the Holocaust, and his 2011 biography of Otto Von Bismarck was described by Henry Kissinger as “the best study of its subject in the English language.” He retired from Penn in 2015 but continued to teach. He served in the US military.
Nelly S. Toll. See Class of 2000.
Robert Yongue Turner, Haverford, PA, professor emeritus of English at Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Jan. 16. In 1958, he was hired as an instructor in the English department. After several promotions, he became a full professor in 1974. He also taught courses in the College of General Studies (now the College of Liberal and Professional Studies). During the 1960s, he taught one of Penn’s earliest “television courses,” the precursor to remote learning. In 1963 he won Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He specialized in Renaissance drama, with primary emphasis on Shakespeare. His research earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974, the same year that he wrote the book Shakespeare’s Apprenticeship. He retired from Penn in 1996.