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Dr. Raymond H. Schneider C’39, Rancho Mirage, CA, a retired physician; June 24, 2019, at 101. His daughter is Nancy S. Spelke CW’73.
Fred G. Clark ChE’40, Sarasota, FL, a retired chemical engineer for Union Carbide; Aug. 14, 2020, at 102.
Dr. Erwin Klingsberg Ch’41, Falls Church, VA, a researcher in organic chemistry at the American Cyanamid Company; March 10. He also taught chemistry at several colleges and was an accomplished amateur pianist.
Russell S. Hunt ChE’42, Norfolk, VA, Jan. 27.
Dr. Beatrice P. Troyan CW’42, Philadelphia, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; April 23. One of the first women to attend Hahnemann Medical College, she’d go on to serve on the faculty and staff at Hahnemann for more than 30 years, delivering countless babies and training obstetrical residents and fellows. She also ran a fertility clinic, served as a project director of the Maternal and Infant Care program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, and was a lifelong advocate for women’s reproductive rights.
Robert A. Billstein W’43, Toledo, OH, founder of a steel corporation and a roller rink; May 8. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Homer V. Buescher CHE’43, Cincinnati, a retired chemical engineer for Procter & Gamble; July 30, 2020. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Alan R. Scott W’43, Branford, CT, an actor, writer, and lyricist of musical commercials with his wife, who wrote the music; Feb. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Penn Players, Mask & Wig, Daily Pennsylvanian, and the lacrosse and soccer teams, where he earned letters in both. He served in the US Navy during World War II. His daughter is Anne B. Scott WG’83.
Marvin Benjamin Levitties W’45, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a retired clothing company executive and former professor of retail and the history of fashion at Harcum College; May 17. His sons are John A. Levitties C’91 G’92 and Matthew Sean Levitties WG’96.
Dr. Carl K. Newhart D’45, Naples, FL, a retired dentist; Feb. 21. He served as a dental officer in the US Navy during World War II and remained in the US Navy Reserve for 26 years, retiring as a commander.
Ruth Ingraham Galvin OT’46, Ocean View, DE, Jan. 24.
Vernon L. Langlinais C’46, Fort Worth, TX, a retired chemical engineer; April 26. At Penn, he was a member of the Navy ROTC and he later served in the US Navy Reserve.
Charles H. Hindersman W’47, Indianapolis, a retired vice president for financial affairs at Southern Illinois University; May 6. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Friars Senior Society, the basketball team, and the ROTC.
Dr. Frederick J. Boehlke C’48 G’51 Gr’58, Paoli, PA, professor emeritus of history at Eastern University, where he also served as the university’s archivist and historian; April 10.
Helen Exar Cummings Ed’48 GEd’51, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a history and social sciences teacher at Upper Merion (PA) High School; April 12.
Benjamin Dangerfield III W’48, Wallingford, PA, a retired accountant; May 11. He served as a combat medic for the US Army during World War II.
Joy Dienes Lindy CW’48, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a civic volunteer; May 10. She helped get resident sticker parking in Center City Philadelphia and bring the Tall Ships to Penn’s Landing during the nation’s Bicentennial. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority, Penn Players, and WXPN. One son is Dr. David C. Lindy C’74 M’81 GM’03.
Ewing H. Miller II Ar’48 GAr’48, Washington, DC, a retired architect who designed many large, complex projects; March 29. His work spanned from planning 24 American air bases in the UK to designing 31 buildings at Indiana State University and the University of San Diego Master Plan. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and became a prisoner of war, earning a Purple Heart, among other medals. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Mary Anne McNelis Myer Ed’48, Philadelphia, a longtime Philadelphia public school teacher; April 22. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. One grandson is Harry P. Surer C’25.
Richard E. Winston G’48, Havertown, PA, a retired chemical engineer; May 10. He served in the US Navy. One son is Steven P. Winston ChE’80 and one grandson is Michael Winston C’10 EAS’10.
Helen A. Carroll GEd’49, Mount Carmel, PA, a retired high school business teacher; April 23, at 102.
Harold Guckes W’49, Glenmoore, PA, owner of a car dealership; June 4. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the rowing team.
Dr. Donald F. Heiman C’49 M’53 GM’57, Warrington, PA, a retired cardiologist at the Wilmington (DE) Veterans Affairs Medical Center; May 5. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Robert A. Kuhn WG’49, Basking Ridge, NJ, a retired product supervisor at Allied Chemical in the chrome chemicals division; Oct. 21, 2019. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
John P. Ondrechen G’49, Burnsville, MN, a retired pension manager for the old Bethlehem Steel Corporation; June 19, 2020. He also taught mathematics at Lehigh University. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Jack M. Pollin GEE’49, Tucson, AZ, a retired brigadier general in the US Army and a mathematics professor at West Point; May 26. He served in the US Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Howard “Mike” Spencer W’49, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, a retired executive in the chemicals industry; Nov. 11. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and recently wrote about those experiences in a book, One Man’s Journey: The Life, Lessons & Legacy of a World War II Fighter Pilot.
Dr. Theodore Adler D’50 GD’51, Stamford, CT, a retired orthodontist; Jan. 17. He served in the US Army.
Robert J. Kidd C’50, West Grove, PA, retired pension manager at an insurance company; May 19. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Rev. Ann Robb Smith CW’50, Northeast Harbor, ME, an Episcopal priest and civil rights activist; June 6. Her husband is Dr. Kaighn Smith M’54 GM’58, and one brother is Edwin G. Robb C’57, who died June 25 (see Class of 1957).
Lila Wolfman Booth Ed’51, Philadelphia, Nov. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Debate Council and WXPN. One son is David B. Rosenbaum C’79.
Rev. Elwood J. Culp C’51, Sarasota, FL, a reverend who led the Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania; Nov. 26. He served in the US Navy during World War II. One granddaughter is Eliza Culp C’20.
Nicholas C. Cummins W’51, London, a manager for a manufacturer of construction products; May 30. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC and the Daily Pennsylvanian. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War, earning a National Defense Service Medal and a Korean Service Medal.
John J. Donnegan WG’51, Weston, MA, Nov. 22, 2019. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II.
Frank C. Fryburg WG’51, Lancaster, PA, a former manager at RCA Corporation; May 12. He served in the US Navy Reserve. One daughter is Susan P. Scott DH’73.
Colleen MacKey Grotzinger Ed’51, Harrisburg, PA, a retired middle school English teacher; Nov. 14.
Kathleen S. Yale HUP’51, West Hartford, CT, Aug. 3, 2019.
Dr. Roy G. Nagle C’52 M’56 GM’60, Lehigh Acres, FL, a retired physician and medical director of Kona Community Hospital in Hawaii; May 3. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Arthur J. Yu C’52 Gr’57, Basking Ridge, NJ, retired head of research and development at Borden Chemicals; April 23. One granddaughter is Nicole P. Lam C’15.
John P. Anderson C’53 L’56, Kennett Square, PA, a retired corporate and regulatory lawyer for Columbia Gas Systems; May 10. His twin brother is Robert M. Anderson W’53.
James A. Britton W’53, Southbury, CT, a retired commercial and financial property appraiser; May 3. He appraised properties in 49 of the 50 states and coauthored a textbook on financing income-producing property. He also worked as a college football official. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Gordon Cavanaugh L’53, Bethesda, MD, a retired attorney and general counsel to the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities; May 26. He was also appointed by President Carter as administrator of the Farmers Home Administration within the Department of Agriculture. One son is Sean Cavanaugh C’86.
Dr. David R. Fink GEd’53 Gr’57, Vero Beach, FL, May 6, 2020.
Helena Mitchell Grandy CW’53, Naples, FL, June 27. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She received the Alumni Award of Merit in 1976.
June Miller Kimmel CW’53, Davidson, NC, a retired region administrator for the Council on the Status of Women; May 25.
Dr. David M. Stabins D’53, Watertown, NY, a retired dentist; April 25. He served in the US Army.
Norman A. Stevens W’53, Flemington, NJ, a retired tax assessor for Bedminster and Bridgewater Township (NJ); April 11. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Friars Senior Society. His brother is John K. Stevens W’61.
Richard S. Chew Jr. FA’54 GFA’55, Narberth, PA, a former teacher at Episcopal Academy; Dec. 31.
Jill Holdstein Edelson CW’54, New York, Aug. 21, 2020. She was active in New York’s theater community and was a champion of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Penn Players.
Allen H. Fisher W’54, New York, a CPA and later a CFO; Nov. 28, 2020. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His daughter is Caren Fisher Berlin W’81, who is married to Edward A. Berlin L’84.
Ronald M. Katzman C’54, Camp Hill, PA, cofounder of the law firm Goldberg, Katzman, P.C; Jan. 8. He also served as assistant attorney general of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Glee Club, Debate Council, and the Army ROTC.
George F. Keane L’54, Trumbull, CT, retired founder of the investment firm Commonfund, and a noted philanthropic investment strategist; May 20.
Harvey L. Miller WG’54, Atlanta, a former state program manager for the IRS; Feb. 16, 2020. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Alan S. Smith W’54, San Francisco, retired president and co-owner of the Crown Market, a kosher supermarket with stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts; June 14. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.
Richard J. McGowan Jr. C’55, McKinney, TX, a retired English teacher for the US Department of Defense, who taught at American schools abroad in Turkey, Germany, and England; Feb. 25. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. His daughter is Anne McGowan Johnson C’92.
Stanley Schneider GEE’55, Swarthmore, PA, Sept. 9, 2020.
David W. Smith C’55, Falmouth, ME, a retired attorney for the New York State Department of Health; May 5. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and WXPN.
Malcolm H. Stull C’55, Denver, CO, a retired attorney; Nov. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. His son is Dr. Philip A. Stull C’84.
Rose Sachs Cooperman Ed’56, Villanova, PA, Dec. 3. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. One daughter is Laurie Dameshek W’83, and one grandson is Alex J. Vigderman C’12.
Dr. Jerome Dersh GM’56, Boca Raton, FL, an ophthalmologist and sculptor; May 14. He served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Milton Newman D’56, Riverview, FL, a retired dentist; March 3. He served in the US Air Force.
Charles Graydon “Gray” Rogers WG’56, Vero Beach, FL, retired president of an investment management firm; June 25. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Lionel Savadove W’56, New Hope, PA, a former tax attorney who later became a fashion store executive; March 2. He served in the US Army.
Robert L. Stevens W’56, Goleta, CA, former manager of his family’s clothing store who later became a real estate agent; March 1. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the sprint football team.
William J. Wason W’56, Troy, NY, a retired senior securities analyst; June 6. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Acacia fraternity and the heavyweight rowing team.
Marilyn Smith Hipple DH’57, Pennington, NJ, May 6. She was the first person to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in oral hygiene at Penn. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity and the Choral Society. Her husband is Dr. William P. Hipple C’55 D’57 GD’62.
Harold Oslick CE’57 GCE’59, Somerset, NJ, former project manager of New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail; May 25.
Edwin G. “Ted” Robb C’57, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired marketing executive for a manufacturer of foil and wood-grain components for cars, consumer products, and electronic appliances; June 25. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the wrestling team. His former wife is Lee Cooper van de Velde CW’58, and his sister is Rev. Ann Robb Smith CW’50, who died on June 6 (see Class of 1950).
Harvey Rosenberg GEE’57 W’63, San Diego, CA, March 28. At Penn, he was a member of Debate Council.
Lee G. Tagliaferri W’57, Lawrence Township, NJ, founder of an investment management firm and a professor of accounting at Pace University; May 23. He served in the US Army. One son is Mark Tagliaferri W’85, and two grandchildren are Isabella H. Tagliaferri C’20 and Natasha H. Tagliaferri W’22.
Stephen C. Adamson W’58 ASC’63, Chelsea, MA, a retired educational sales manager; Sept. 21. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the lacrosse team.
Robert F. Fogelman W’58, Memphis, TN, a real estate executive and philanthropist; May 30. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Friars Senior Society, Mask & Wig, and the cross country and track teams. One daughter is Catherine S. Fogelman C’91.
Faith Christensen Johnson DH’58, Berwyn, PA, Jan. 23. She worked in dental health and real estate.
David B. Kresge G’58, Chadds Ford, PA, a retired teacher at what is now known as East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; Sept. 20, 2020.
Dr. Lawrence M. Pass C’58, Scottsdale, AZ, a retired hematologist-oncologist who maintained a practice in Youngtown, OH; March 24. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.
Elayne Soffer Stamm CW’58, Merion Station, PA, a former reading teacher in the Philadelphia School District; July 17. Her husband is Stephen L. Stamm ME’54.
David J. Steinberg L’58, Narberth, PA, a retired entertainment lawyer; Jan. 8. One granddaughter is Anabel J. Silver C’23.
Virginia Ann Boch Bus DH’59, Wayne, PA, a former pediatric dental hygienist; May 3.
Joanne Tweed Hopper Nu’59, Downingtown, PA, a retired nursing instructor and supervisor; May 9. She served as a captain in the US Army Nurse Corps.
Dr. William R. Muir GM’59, Lumberton, NJ, a retired surgeon; May 24.
Feodor U. Pitcairn C’59, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a retired banker with Pitcairn Trust; May 13. He was also the director and cinematographer of several documentaries on underwater wildlife and authored four books. He served in the US Army.
Hon. Allen L. Schwait W’59, Baltimore, a retired Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and former chairman of the University of Maryland Board of Regents; May 27. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the basketball team.
Charles F. “Charley” Shaffert G’59, Shrewsbury, MA, professor emeritus of English and American studies at Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in Vermont; May 2. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Dr. Geraldine M. “Gerry” Phipps Ed’60 Gr’71, New Bedford, MA, a professor of Russian history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Jan. 30. At Penn, she was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian, Mortar Board Senior Society, and the basketball and tennis teams.
Alan T. “Al” Willoughby WEv’60, Newtown Square, PA, a retired systems engineer for IBM; April 7. He served in the US Army Medical Corps. His wife is Roberta M. Willoughby CW’65.
Dr. Enso A. Mattioli D’61, Williams Township, PA, a retired dentist; June 26. He served in the US Army as a dentist.
Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Miller Gr’61, Waynesboro, VA, a retired high school science teacher and former chemist; April 29.
Sally Ann Allen CW’62 GEd’76, Lower Merion Twp., PA, Sept. 22, 2020.
William Samuel Hipp III WG’62, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a founder of a soil engineering corporation who previously worked as a computer programmer, stockbroker, and IT specialist; April 16.
James D. “Jim” Bower Jr. W’63, Tuckerton, NJ, a former production plant manager who also served as a councilman and mayor of Tuckerton; May 30, 2020.
Samuel M. Jannetta C’63, Atlanta, a retired executive at IBM; Nov. 6, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the baseball and lightweight football teams. His wife is Susan Butler Jannetta SW’65, and one brother is Anthony P. Jannetta W’56, who is married to Sally Stull Jannetta PT’57. One granddaughter is Laura A. Jannetta C’25.
Dr. Donald R. Lundy Jr. V’63, Muncy, PA, a veterinarian; April 21.
Ei-ichi Negishi Gr’63 Hon’11, Indianapolis, IN, Nobel Prize winner and Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University; June 6. Born in Japanese-ruled Manchuria, he came to America as a Fulbright scholar and completed his dissertation work under Penn chemistry professor Allan Day in 1963. He went on to work at Purdue University under Herbert C. Brown, who had won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1979. He worked for a time at Syracuse University, then returned to Purdue and was eventually named the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, before winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry himself in 2010. The prize recognized his research in using palladium complexes as catalysts to link together carbon molecules into larger, more complicated structures. He shared the Nobel Prize with Richard Heck of the University of Delaware and Akira Suzuki of Japan’s Hokkaido University. He was the seventh Nobel laureate with ties to the Penn chemistry department. He retired from Purdue in 2019.
Stephen B. Schneider W’63, Roslyn Heights, NY, a retired accountant; June 9. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. His children are Dr. Jeffrey Harris Schneider C’88 and Bonnie E. Schneider C’91, and one grandchild is Sydney M. Schneider C’16.
James L. Alkire WG’64, Pleasant Hill, CA, a retired city manager; April 22.
Dr. Kenneth J. Forman C’64, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a retired cardiologist; May 9. His wife is Dr. Barbara Rifkind Forman CW’64.
Dr. Richard A. Inciardi GEE’64, The Villages, FL, an aerospace executive; Feb. 1.
David F. Kleeman W’64, Newtown Square, PA, a retired international tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; May 6. One daughter is Jeannette Kleeman W’00.
Lynn Popowsky Kramer CW’64, Hammonton, NJ, chief financial officer of the Kramer Beverage Company; March 1. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. One brother is Irwin A. Popowsky L’77.
Irving S. Shapiro C’64, Rockville, MD, Jan. 27.
Dr. Paul Silverstein M’64, Oklahoma City, a plastic surgeon who designed and directed a state-of-the-art burn treatment center at the Baptist Medical Center (now Integris Health) in Oklahoma City; April 19. The burn center was renamed in his honor in 2000, and in 2019 he was honored at the Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala as a “surgical innovator for burn victims.” He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, evacuating and treating burned soldiers. One brother is Dr. Peter R. Silverstein M’72, whose wife is Linda G. Silverstein CW’71.
Dr. Jorge A. Tramontana GM’64, Atlanta, a retired surgeon; May 7.
Betty Jean Shropshire Waters SW’64, Voorhees, NJ, March 12.
Gerald E. Gajnos Gr’65, Hudson, NH, retired chemistry professor at Western New England University who later taught at St. Anselm College and UMass Lowell; June 4.
Edward S. Hurwitz D’65, Sanibel, FL, a retired dentist; May 27, 2020. His wife is Rosalie Moses Hurwitz CW’64 GEd’84.
Theodore H. Tung Gr’65, Cleveland, OH, a former senior vice president and chief economist for National City Bank; May 11.
Elizabeth A. Buchanan CW’66, Penn Valley, PA, April 26.
Delmont F. Fleming Gr’66, Fredericksburg, VA, professor emeritus of English at what is now the University of Mary Washington; May 4.
Carolyn Oswald Kendall GEd’66, Lancaster, PA, a retired fourth grade teacher; May 23.
Phillip W. McClanahan WG’66, The Sea Ranch, CA, a retired investment banker; September 20, 2019.
Clifton C. Olds Gr’66, Brookline, MA, a retired art history professor at Bowdoin College; April 8.
H. Donald Pasquale L’66, Valley Forge, PA, founder and managing partner of a commercial real estate development firm; May 25. He served in the US Army Signal Corps.
Rev. Mother Dorcas Rosenlund (Dr. Mary L. Rosenlund) GM’66, Bethlehem, CT, a former pediatric gastroenterologist and clinical professor at Penn’s School of Medicine who later entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis; May 20.
D. Garth Wise WEv’66 CGS’71, Denver, PA, a retired Amtrak employee; May 14.
Dr. John H. Bell Jr. D’67, Windber, PA, a retired dentist; May 20. He served in the US Navy as a dentist during the Vietnam War.
Robert Y. Justis Jr. WG’67, Telluride, CO, retired head of economic development for the electric provider Central Vermont Public Service; May 3. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Dr. Michael D. Levin M’67, Elkins Park, PA, a pediatrician; April 25.
Alexander “Scott” Logan L’67, Fort Myers, FL, a retired certified financial planner; April 28. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.
Edmund J. Purdy C’67, Mebane, NC, a retired executive at an executive recruiting firm; June 9. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian, WXPN, and the track and cross country teams. One brother is David E. Purdy Gr’82.
Edward C. Friedrichs III GAr’68, Reno, NV, retired president and CEO of the architectural firm Gensler; May 13. He served on the board of advisors for Penn’s School of Design.
Arthur T. McManus WG’68, Ambler, PA, a retired banking executive and controller; May 1. He spent his retirement years as a docent at the Philadelphia Zoo. He served in the US Navy and US Navy Reserve, retiring as captain.
Joseph S. Vincent Jr. WG’68, Clemmons, NC, an accountant; April 13.
Thabet “Zak” Zakaria Gr’68, Rose Valley, PA, retired deputy director of transportation planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; May 13.
Samuel M. Fineman W’69, Boca Raton, FL, retired owner of a fabric business called Homemaker’s; May 17. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. The Samuel M. Fineman Library at Boston University Law Libraries is named after him.
Ruth V. Powers GEE’69, Henrico, VA, a retired computer analyst and project manager at TRW Incorporated, a former aerospace company; May 10.
Mary Winder CW’69 GCP’71, Boise, ID, a retired senior planner and supervisor for the Sarasota County (FL) Planning Department; March 23. Earlier, she had a long career as a city planner in the state of New Jersey.
Sean J. O’Callaghan L’70, Havertown, PA, a retired administrative law judge for the US Department of Health and Human Services; May 13. He served in the US Navy. His daughter is Margaret M. O’Callaghan G’04.
Alexander B. Sidline GEE’70, Philadelphia, April 28.
Dr. Philip P. Toskes GM’70, Gainesville, FL, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the University of Florida; May 19. He served in the US Army.
Ann Shorey Bishop Nu’71, Yardley, PA, a retired nurse; Jan. 13.
Nemia Briones Melgarejo Chai Gr’71, Columbus, GA, professor emerita of linguistics at Columbus State University; May 26.
Dr. Michael J. Gratch C’71, New Hope, PA, an orthopedic spine surgeon; May 5. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the sailing and track teams. One son is Michael J. Gratch C’06.
George N. Paraskevopoulos Gr’71, Warren, NJ, a retired economics professor at Iona College; April 12. His son is Nicholas G. Paraskevopoulos EE’82.
Raymond L. Reaves GCP’71, Parker, CO, a former director of planning for Allegheny County (PA); Dec. 6.
Dr. Mary P. Cullinan CW’72, Spokane, WA, a college professor and administrator who most recently was the first woman president of Eastern Washington University; May 3.
David L. Freidl W’72, Blackwood, NJ, a retired civil engineer/project controls manager who worked at United Engineers & Construction, Raytheon, and Washington Group International. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the sprint football team.
Thomas J. Gambino W’72 WG’76, Broomall, PA, a retired executive at SunGard, a software company; July 3, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. His wife is Patricia Flounders Gambino Nu’75 GNu’79, and two sons are Jeff Gambino W’00 and Jon Gambino C’02.
Joseph R. Horgan C’72, Oakland, CA, an attorney; March 19.
Dr. Jan E. Paradise CW’72 M’76 GM’80, Newton, MA, a retired pediatrician; April 12. Earlier in her career, she served as assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn. Her husband is Dr. Gary R. Fleisher GM’79, and one son is Daniel A. Fleisher EAS’01.
Lt. Col. Lawrence “Larry” Reimann Nu’72, Albuquerque, NM, a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force who later worked as an anesthetist; Dec. 3. He served in the Vietnam War.
Stephen Strasser C’72, Dublin, OH, a professor at the Ohio State University’s College of Medicine; June 19. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the tennis team.
Fraser Bryan Wilkins C’73, Washington, DC, a journalist who later became a trainer of thoroughbred racehorses; May 19.
Dr. Charles Brindis M’74 GM’77, Boulder, CO, an anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; May 16.
Carlton J. Norris GAr’74, Camden, DE, April 21, 2020.
Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson V’74, Melbourne, FL, a retired assistant executive vice president at the American Veterinary Medical Association; Jan. 24. He served in the US Air Force and the US Air Force Reserve.
Jing Jue Young GrE’75, Whittier, CA, March 20.
Glenn N. Eichen WG’76, New York, a retired tax planning executive at a bank; April 7, 2020. His sister is Susan Eichen WG’79.
Dr. Alan L. Schneyer C’76, Concord, MA, a physician and researcher in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital who later founded a startup working to cure diabetes; Nov. 18, 2020. His siblings include Barbara Engel CW’73 GEd’78 and Mark C. Schneyer C’86.
Richard J. Craig WG’78, Lafayette, CA, retired CEO of the North American branch of MOL, a shipping company; April 24.
Stuart I. Gold C’78, Vauxhall, NJ, an attorney and adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University; May 30.
Richard Q. Whelan C’78, Merion Station, PA, a maritime lawyer; March 19. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the soccer team. His wife is Virginia Jarvis Whelan C’78.
Eleanor Warren Derr GNu’80, Williamsport, PA, a retired nurse and director of the school of nursing at Lycoming College; June 5.
Leslie J. Newman C’80, Slingerlands, NY, March 24.
Eugenia Vansant Pearson GNu’81, Emmaus, PA, a nurse and a lecturer at several colleges; April 9.
Virginia Sickles Legler GNu’82, Monongahela, PA, a retired nurse practitioner for a Veterans Affairs Medical Center; May 20.
Mark E. Thometz GAr’83, Edmonds, WA, a real estate developer; Aug. 5, 2020.
Michael J. Konigsberg W’84, New York, a former financial executive at Lehman Brothers, Barclays, UBS, and Apollo Global Management; May 24.
Shirley R. Shils CGS’84 CGS’90 G’93, Penn Valley, PA, a philanthropist and lifelong learner who received her bachelor’s degree at age 70 and her master’s degree at age 75; Feb. 1, at 100. With her late husband, a former Wharton professor, she endowed the Edward B. Shils and Shirley R. Shils Term Professorship in Entrepreneurial Management at Wharton and the Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Term Professorship in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Penn Carey Law School. The Penn Dental Edward and Shirley Shils Clinic is also named after them. One daughter is Nancy Shils C’77 G’86 GEd’98 GEd’01 GrEd’01, and one grandchild is Max Szczurek WEv’03.
Ronald Turner L’84, Houston, a law professor at the University of Houston; June 3.
Godfrey M. Hodgson G’88, Oxford, UK, a journalist and historian of American society and politics; Jan. 27. One of his best known works was the landmark study America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon (1976).
Lee C. Horne Gr’88, Philadelphia, a former research associate at the Penn Museum and the former editor of the museum’s magazine Expedition; April 10. After receiving her PhD from Penn in 1988, she was hired by the Penn Museum as a research associate and the editor of Expedition. She wrote several articles detailing her work in south Asia and Mesopotamia. She also assembled a “Pyramid Explorer’s Kit” that was a popular children’s item in the museum’s gift shop. In 1994, she published her first book, Village Spaces: Settlement and Society in Northeastern Iran, with Smithsonian Institution Press. Four years later, she coauthored Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur with Richard Zettler, published by Penn Press. She also published several peer-reviewed articles about cultural transmission and ethnoarchaeology. She retired in 2003 to pursue her hobby of painting, though she was called back several times to give lectures and tours and as a guest consultant and editor of Expedition.
Sarah Bankson Newton WG’88, Concord, MA, May 2. She worked for a real estate pension advisory firm and later served on the boards of several schools and organizations.
Leonardo R. Mateu EAS’89, Atlanta, a management consultant and woodworker; Sept. 24, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternities.
Michael L. Thompson G’91 Gr’98, Philadelphia, a former general manager at several Borders bookstores; Feb. 2.
Alison S. Greenspan C’94, Pacific Palisades, CA, a film and TV producer well known for her work on the ABC drama series For Life and the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel; June 27. At Penn, she was a member of Bloomers and Friars Senior Society.
Pamela D. Ransome CGS’04, Philadelphia, an attorney for the US federal government; March 2. She served in the US Marine Corps.
Edward D. Watson WEv’04, Miami, Feb. 1.
Ross C. Gordon C’18, San Francisco, an associate at an investment management firm; June 4.
Matthew Y. Wang C’21 D’24, Princeton Junction, NJ, a student in Penn’s seven-year accelerated biology–dental program; May 3.
Faculty & Staff
David F. Babbel, Bryn Mawr, PA, professor emeritus of business economics and public policy and a professor of finance at Wharton; May 20. He came to Wharton in 1985 as an associate professor of finance and risk management and an associate professor of insurance. In 1993, he became a full professor of insurance, and four years later he became a professor of risk management and finance. While at Penn, he published over 130 peer-reviewed papers and presented his research before district courts all over the country. In 1997, he spoke before Congress in opposition to a bill that would result in mutual insurance policyholders losing their ownership stake as company executives got rich. He retired in 2002. In 2003, he received Wharton’s William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Teaching. During retirement, he wrote a book about his missionary experience in Brazil, titled Mine Angels Round About You.
Richard A. Davis, Villanova, PA, a retired neurosurgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and an associate professor emeritus of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine; May 7. He joined Penn as an associate in neurosurgery in 1958, becoming an assistant professor in 1963 and an associate professor four years later. During his teaching, he discouraged cold language like referring to patients as “cases” and urged compassion. He also conducted influential research and published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in medical and scientific journals. At Penn, he organized a research laboratory to investigate central nervous system control of gastric secretion and its relationship to peptic ulcer disease. His findings anticipated surgical innovations for neurologically based ulcers. His sister was former first lady Nancy Reagan. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Lee C. Horne. See Class of 1988.
Anthony S. Kroch, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of linguistics in the School of Arts and Sciences; April 27. In 1978, he obtained a fellowship to work with William Labov, a professor of linguistics at Penn, to conduct sociolinguistic interviews and analyze the language of upper-class Philadelphians. Three years later, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of linguistics. He became a full professor in 1991. He conducted research that won University Research Foundation grants in 2003 and 2007; and in 2006, he was named the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in the Cognitive Sciences. He is best known for his work on historical syntax, demonstrating that grammatical changes over time occur at a constant rate, and he also helped pioneer the construction of large, annotated databases of historical texts and tools to search them. His daughter is Deborah Kroch Leaf C’96 Nu’96, who is married to Brian F. Leaf C’95 W’95.
Malcolm A. Lynch, a former professor of oral medicine and an interim dean of Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; June 4. He joined the faculty of Penn Dental as an instructor in 1965, working his way up to full professor of oral medicine in 1975. In the early 1970s, he served as assistant dean for hospital and extramural affairs, and then from 1988 to 1989, he was the interim dean of Penn Dental. A renowned teacher, he received both a Lindback Teaching Award and Penn Dental’s Student Council Award for Excellence in Teaching. His expertise was not confined to dental medicine. In 1965, he joined Penn’s Student Health Service as an attending physician. He rose through the ranks there, eventually serving as its acting director from 1983 to 1985. He was also on the attending staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and from 1974 to 1977, he served as the chair of its department of dental medicine. He served as a dental officer in the US Navy.
Dr. Jan E. Paradise. See Class of 1972.
Heather A. Peters, Philadelphia, an anthropologist, global human rights activist, and a former assistant curator at the Penn Museum and lecturer at the School of Arts and Sciences; April 24. She came to Penn in 1981 as a lecturer and research specialist in the School of Arts and Sciences’ anthropology department. She also served as the assistant curator of the Asian section of the Penn Museum. In this position, she undertook a variety of initiatives to foster scholarly communication, like launching Buried Treasure, a radio series about the Penn Museum’s finds, and recruiting professors from universities in Asia to speak at Penn. After leaving Penn in 1993, she embarked on a career that included consulting and development projects with agencies such as UNESCO. Her work included advocating for minorities, preventing human trafficking, and increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS. A special focus was social justice work in Asia, standing up for ethnic minorities and advocating for their rights and culture.
Nicholas M. Rongione, Havertown, PA, a lecturer in legal studies and business ethics at Wharton; April 27. A popular professor at Villanova University, he joined Penn’s faculty as an adjunct professor at Wharton in 1997. Three years later, he became a lecturer there, teaching classes at Wharton and the Aresty Institute for Executive Education. In 2005, he also became a consultant on business ethics at Wharton. During his time at Wharton, he was highly regarded, and in 1999, he received the Teaching Award for Affiliated Faculty and the 2001 and 2002 William G. Whitney Awards for Teaching Excellence. He also had an appointment at Penn State University.
Rev. Mother Dorcas Rosenlund (Dr. Mary L. Rosenlund). See Class of 1966.