1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | Faculty & Staff
Notifications | Please send notifications of deaths of alumni directly to: Alumni Records, University of Pennsylvania, Suite 300, 2929 Walnut Street, Phila., PA 19104; Email email@example.com
Newspaper obits are appreciated.
Dr. Joseph H. Groveman C’42 V’43, New York, vice president of a clothing manufacturer; March 12, at 100. He served in the US Army Veterinary Corps during World War II.
Trudi S. Battershall FA’43 GFA’44, Gettysburg, PA, an artist and arts educator; Dec. 10, 2019. She worked with ceramics, printmaking, and calligraphy.
Evelyn Buckley Lotz CW’44, Warminster, PA, a homemaker who previously worked for Blue Cross; Aug. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the choral society.
Dr. Paul D. Griesmer W’46 GM’56, Jensen Beach, FL, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; July 3. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the swimming team.
C. Richard Friedrich W’47, South Hadley, MA, a retired executive at a roofing and sheet metal contractor; April 22. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Frank J. Hoenemeyer Jr. WG’47, North Chatham, MA, a retired financial and real estate investment executive; Aug. 25, at 101. He served in the US Army Air Corps. His children include Frank J. Hoenemeyer III WG’77, Marylyn T. Hoenemeyer WG’80, and David C. Hoenemeyer C’86.
Helen “Lois” Smith Johnston HUP’47, Swarthmore, PA, a former nurse working in obstetrics and radioisotope medicine; July 12.
Janice Korman Marx CW’47 GEd’68, Philadelphia, co-owner of a stationery and office supply business with her husband; July 14. Earlier, she was a guidance counselor at Philadelphia High School for Girls. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. One son is Richard Marx Jr. C’79.
Celia Ebert McQuale CW’47, Charlottesville, VA, a retired social worker for New York State; Aug. 9. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. One son is Christopher A. McQuale EAS’86.
Viola Howard Nichols DH’47, Yellow Springs, OH, a retired dental hygienist; July 31, at 102. She served in the US Navy as a dental technician during World War II.
Carlton W. Orchinik G’47, Drexel Hill, PA, retired chief psychologist at the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, where he worked with at-risk adolescents; Aug. 7, at 100. He served in the US Navy as a communications officer during World War II.
Margaret Ransburg Piper Ed’47, Mequon, WI, a former kindergarten and piano teacher; May 5.
Margaret Seraphin Carnall Ed’48, Rochester, NY, a retired fifth and sixth grade teacher; July 22. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the Daily Pennsylvanian, WXPN, and Penn Players.
Marshall L. Main W’48, Fairview, TX, a retired securities analyst and stockbroker; May 21. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC and the Glee Club.
Eugenia Birdsall Stuart CW’48, Dallas, Oct. 1. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Camillus Kenihan Eisele CW’49, Churchville, PA, a retired microbiologist; July 8.
Alda Emerich Kerschner HUP’49, Murrysville, PA, a retired elementary school nurse; July 24. From 1949 to 1953, she was head nurse of maternity at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Franklin H. Renninger Ed’49 GEd’50, Lower Frederick Township, PA, retired owner of a supermarket; June 14. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the baseball team.
Phoebe Friday Wald CW’49, Carlsborg, WA, July 14.
James H. Gilford C’50, Frederick, MD, retired chief of the environmental effects branch of what was then called the EPA Office of Toxic Substances; Aug. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity.
Richard A. Miller ChE’50, Waynesboro, VA, a high school chemistry and physics teacher; April 29.
Charles A. Szybist C’50, Williamsport, PA, a retired attorney specializing in bankruptcy law; Feb. 3. He served in the US Air Force.
Ellen Van Pelt Wells CW’50, Philadelphia, a retired editor of the Chestnut Hill Local; Aug. 14. One son is William F. Newbold C’73.
Edward S. Alexander W’51, Silver Spring, MD, a CPA; July 11. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Charles T. Baker Jr. GEE’51, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, a retired electrical engineer at IBM; March 15, at 99. He served in the US Army as an electrical engineer during World War II.
Marilyn Climenson Eubank Nu’51, Charlottesville, VA, a retired educator who taught nursing; July 1.
Gloria Ford Gilmer G’51, Milwaukee, a mathematics professor at a number of colleges, including University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where she was the first African American lecturer in the math department; Aug. 25. She was a pioneer in the field of ethnomathematics.
Donald R. Inglis W’51, Poland, OH, a retired accountant; July 13. He served in the US Army Counterintelligence Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Hyman Lovitz W’51, Warminster, PA, an attorney; Dec. 28, 2019. One son is Michael L. Lovitz C’86.
Clifford D. Mansley Sr. W’51, Lake Oswego, OR, cofounder of Heirloom Artists Calligraphers with his wife; May 25. He also participated, volunteered, and worked professionally with the Cascade Pacific Council (Boy Scouts of America) for more than 80 years. He served in the US Navy.
Louis Savrin L’51, New York, a retired attorney; Dec. 25, 2019. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was an associate editor of the Law Review.
Hon. Alan J. White W’51, Alpharetta, GA, a retired administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Atlanta; June 20. He served in the US Navy.
Virginia Bullard Byers Nu’52 GEd’60, Jamesville, NY, a professor emerita of nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University; Aug. 6.
Harry Citron SW’52, Baltimore, a former elder care consultant; May 5.
Ellen Williams Ervin CW’52 G’57, Kennett Square, PA, a retired computer systems analyst for the New York Department of Transportation; June 12. She also worked as a professor of Turkish at New York University.
Samuel Giberga ChE’52, New Orleans, retired president of a synthetic fibers company headquartered in San José, Costa Rica; Aug. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity.
Joseph E. Greene Jr. W’52 L’57, Malvern, PA, a retired attorney specializing in estate law; Aug. 26. He served in the US Army JAG Corps during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the ROTC.
Alfred B. Light GEd’52, South Burlington, VT, retired president of Clinton Community College (NY); July 5. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Nancy Frank Offner Ed’52, Hatboro, PA, June 25, 2020. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Albert P. Riloff W’52, Hingham, MA, a former salesman at Milprint Packaging; Jan. 27.
Dr. Ernest B. Spangler Jr. M’52, Colfax, NC, a retired radiologist and educator; November 11, 2020. His wife is Jean Martin Spangler HUP’49 Nu’52.
Doris Falkenstein Steerman Ed’52, Philadelphia, a retired reading specialist in the Philadelphia School District; July 22, 2020. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and WXPN.
Kenneth Syken L’52, Sarasota, FL, a retired attorney; May 25. He served in the US Army in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Rev. Robert V. Hotchkiss C’53 G’73, Harrisburg, PA, a Presbyterian pastor; Aug. 21. He served as chaplain in the US Army Reserve for nearly 20 years.
Donn P. Slonim W’53 L’56, Anderson, IN, a retired lawyer; July 14.
Norman J. Scheer W’54, West Orange, NJ, an advertising executive; June 16. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity and the golf team. One daughter is Lisa B. Scheer C’82.
Stephen L. Stamm ME’54, Merion Station, PA, a retired aerospace program manager for General Electric; June 30. He later taught physics at the Agnes Irwin School, an all-girls college preparatory school in Bryn Mawr, PA. Born in Berlin, he and his family escaped Germany during the onset of the Holocaust and settled in Philadelphia.
J. Kennedy “Ken” W. Barclay CE’55 GCE’69, Bryn Mawr, PA, retired CEO of the Warfield Company, an international specialty coatings and resins company; July 3. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. His wife is Marguerite Smiles Barclay CW’58, and one daughter is Margaret E. Barclay GAr’85.
Barbara Smith DiPietro CW’55, Metuchen, NJ, a retired middle school science teacher; March 30, 2020.
Dr. Elliott J. Gordon C’55 D’57, Manchester Center, VT, a retired pediatric dentist; June 10. He also taught dentistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Saul M. Luria Gr’55, Boynton Beach, FL, July 1.
Rosemary T. Rath Nu’55 GNu’63, Whitehall, PA, retired director of information and referral at the Lehigh County Mental Health Program; July 19.
Dr. Francis O. Webb D’55, Bellevue, WA, a retired dentist; July 2. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Lester V. Baum W’56, Dallas, a retired real estate attorney; July 3, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and Mask & Wig.
Clement F. Wasleski Jr. Ar’56, Margate City, NJ, an architect; July 20. He served in the US Air Force.
Isaac Clothier IV L’57, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired attorney; Aug. 16.
Barbara Janson Cohen CW’57, Broomall, PA, a retired professor at Delaware County Community College; July 7. She also played the flute in the Delaware County Symphony for over 40 years. Her husband is Dr. Matthew J. Cohen C’54 D’57, her son is Saul C. Janson C’84, and two siblings are Susan Janson Rohrbach CW’61 G’64 and Dr. Michael Janson C’66.
Melvyn Freeman W’57 L’63, Stockton, NJ, an attorney; May 10, 2020. He served in the US Navy.
Samuel Grey WG’57, Port Huron, MI, a retired administrator for St. Clair County, Michigan; Aug. 9. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Rev. Laura Allen Holland CW’57, Winter Haven, FL, a retired instructor of nursing and a Presbyterian pastor; July 17. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War.
Helen Jaruszewski Liedtka HUP’57, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a retired nurse; July 10.
Dr. Peter T. Pugliese M’57, Jefferson Township, PA, a retired skin physiologist; Jan. 15. He held 13 patents and founded a skincare company called Circadia. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and in the US Army during the Korean War.
John T. Slater C’57, Larchmont, NY, Aug. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity.
Lester W. Trees Jr. W’57, Columbia, SC, July 31. He had a longtime career in sales. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, the ROTC, and the heavyweight rowing team.
William S. Beck W’58, Ardmore, PA, a computer programmer who worked at RCA, GE, and Honeywell; July 7. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC.
Irene Gurdin HUP’58, Hartsdale, NY, a former nurse; Aug. 13.
Hagop Kitabjian GAr’58, Broomall, PA, an architect and Armenian community activist; July 7.
Dr. John M. Roberts GM’58, Lafayette Hill, PA, a retired president of the medical staff and chair of surgery at Chestnut Hill Hospital; July 31. He served in the US Navy.
Mehdi Shayegani G’58 Gr’61, Naples, FL, a retired microbiologist at the New York State Department of Health and professor at SUNY Albany; Aug. 21. After retirement, he continued to volunteer his research skills until age 88, including daily lab bench work during the Anthrax crisis. The bacteria Neisseria shayeganii is named after him.
Samuel E. Shull ChE’58 GCh’64, Midland, MI, a chemical engineer; July 2.
Robert Y. Twitmyer W’58 G’95, Devon, PA, a retired industrial sales executive; July 20. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and the junior varsity football team. His son is Robert Tucker Twitmyer C’90 WG’96.
Philip Cherry L’59, Bethesda, MD, a retired attorney who worked in the CIA; May 27. He served in the US Navy.
George A. Ball WG’60, Leland, MI, an entrepreneur; Nov. 1, 2020. He also owned a used bookstore with his wife. He served in the US Air Force.
Gilbert W. Fairholm WG’60, Midlothian, VA, an emeritus associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and adjunct professor at the University of Richmond; June 9. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
David W. Funt C’60 ASC’61, Southampton, NY, Dec. 17, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.
John T. Jerbasi ME’60, Glenmoore, PA, a former banker who later worked in commercial real estate property management for IMS Health; July 15. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the soccer and track teams.
Allen McCart G’60, Ventura, CA, a retired high school teacher; June 8. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Raymond J. Parisi M’60, Cary, NC, a retired physician; June 3. He served in the US Army as a physician during the Vietnam War.
Dr. William R. Silverman D’60, West Orange, NJ, a retired dentist; July 4. He served in the US Army.
Ruth Leibowitz Frank Ed’61, Jenkintown, PA, a college advisor; Aug. 29. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Her husband is Dr. Paul E. Frank C’53 GM’58, and two daughters are Susan Frank Boland C’86 and Ellen Frank Cohen C’88.
John A. Luchsinger C’61, Chestertown, MD, a retired attorney; July 16. At Penn, he was a member of the swimming team.
Robert A. Mitchell GAr’61, Anchorage, AK, a retired historic preservation architect; March 4. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserves. One son is Jason Mitchell GEd’05.
Francis J. Sobyak WG’61, Radnor, PA, retired director of corporate purchasing at Air Products and Chemicals; Aug. 20.
Alan C. Campbell W’62, Washington, DC, a retired lawyer; Aug. 16. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Friars Senior Society, and the football team. His wife is Elizabeth Campbell DH’62, and one daughter is Ellen Campbell Kaminski C’86.
Michael D. Hardy G’62, Philadelphia, a history teacher at the Community College of Philadelphia; July 19. He was also a longtime community activist in West Philadelphia, known for his greening efforts in the neighborhood. He served in the US Navy.
John A. Herdeg L’62, Mendenhall, PA, a trust and estate attorney who cofounded Christiana Bank and Trust, now owned by WSFS; June 27.
Stephen W. Houghton W’62, Santiago, Chile, a retired investment banker who specialized in the oil and gas industry; Aug. 1. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football and heavyweight rowing teams.
Dr. James E. Kennedy D’62, Avon, CT, dean emeritus at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine and a retired professor of periodontology; July 7. He served in the US Army as a dental officer. He received Penn Dental’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1987.
Sarah Harwood Norris CGS’62, Philadelphia, June 10.
Dr. Robert L. Simpson GM’62, Inhambane, Mozambique, a retired doctor and surgeon who formerly directed a rural hospital and nursing school in Mozambique; June 26. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Dr. Edwin N. A. Adom C’63, Glenside, PA, a retired psychiatrist; July 26. He was the first blind psychiatrist to practice in Pennsylvania. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team.
Carlo F. Capozzolo WEv’63, Ocean City, NJ, May 4.
Col. Edward I. Hickey Jr. WG’63, Cotuit, MA, a retired director of defense logistics at Brown & Root, an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company; June 13. Prior to his work at Brown & Root, he had a 30-year career in the US Army, including two tours in Vietnam, and he was also a player and coach for the old Washington Chiefs semi-pro ice hockey team.
William D. Jones Jr. G’63, Macon, GA, a retired banker; July 3.
Joseph E. Pitt Jr. GEd’63, Chadds Ford, PA, a retired high school physics teacher; July 7. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
George M. Shriver III WG’63, Reisterstown, MD, a former financial analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; July 24. He served in the US Marine Corps. His wife is Suzanne Morris Shriver CW’60.
Idaherma S. Williams GFA’63, Princeton, NJ, an artist known for her woodblock prints, watercolors, and oil paintings; Aug. 18. She launched the Idaherma Museum of Art Foundation to discover and promote artists worldwide.
Edward H. Carr WG’64, Phoenixville, PA, a former director at Unisys Corporation; May 2.
Meredith Frye Conlan DH’64, Plymouth Meeting, PA, an artisan who owned a crafts business called MerLyn; Aug. 3.
Joseph F. Neely WG’64, Winston Salem, NC, retired CEO of Gold Toe Brands; May 12. Previously, he was a longtime executive at Sara Lee Personal Products, which included brands such as L’eggs, Hanes, Bali, Champion, Isotoner, and Coach Leatherwear. He served in the US Air Force Reserve.
William Regnery II C’64, Boca Grande FL, July 2.
Barbara B. Bloom G’65, Philadelphia, founder of the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, a community education nonprofit; Dec. 7, 2020.
Thomas H. W. Jones C’65, Longboat Key, FL, professor emeritus of educational leadership at the University of Connecticut; July 9. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.
Harry R. Marshall Jr. L’65, Chevy Chase, MD, a retired senior legal advisor for the US Department of Justice Criminal Division; June 22. He served as principal deputy assistant secretary of state during the Reagan administration.
Ronald A. Wagenheim W’65, Ocean City, NJ, an attorney; July 9.
Karen Grossman Brand CW’66, Great Neck, NY, June 17. One brother is Robert E. Grossman W’75.
John M. Dutton WG’66, Piedmont, CA, Feb. 1.
Dr. Arthur F. Fost GM’66, North Caldwell, NJ, an allergist; Aug. 17. Early in his career, he was chief resident of pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lee M. Hymerling C’66 L’69, Haddonfield, NJ, a family law attorney; July 30. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and Friars Senior Society.
Larry S. Levin W’66, West Palm Beach, FL, cofounder and president of a healthcare service company, and an adjunct professor; Aug. 6. He served in the US Army Reserve.
Philip H. Pfatteicher Gr’66, Melrose, MA, an emeritus professor of English at East Stroudsburg University and a Lutheran pastor; June 22.
Barbara Weintraub Ciongoli CW’67 G’68, Boynton Beach, FL, co-owner of an Italian restaurant with her husband; June 29. Earlier, she taught history at the University of Vermont while pursuing her PhD. At Penn, she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. One son is Adam G. Ciongoli C’90.
Lila R. Gleitman Gr’67 Hon’08, Gladwyne, PA, professor emerita of psychology and linguistics in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Aug. 8. She began her academic career as an assistant professor at Swarthmore College in 1968. In 1972, she became the William T. Carter Professor of Education at Penn. She subsequently served as professor of linguistics and as the Steven and Marcia Roth Professor of Psychology from 1973 until she retired in 2001. In 1991, she cofounded the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at Penn with Penn Engineering’s Aravind Joshi; she codirected the center until 2001. Under their leadership, it became a model for promoting interactions between psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, and other branches of inquiry that contribute to the computational study of the mind (a role inherited by Penn’s MindCORE today). In a career that spanned six decades, she explored questions pertaining to language in children and adults, such as how children acquire language, how language and thought are related, the nature of concepts, and the role of syntax in shaping the direction of word learning. Her theory with colleagues of syntactic bootstrapping enabled them to address many longstanding mysteries in the field, such as how blind children effortlessly acquire spoken language (including such words as “look” and “see,” and color terms), and how deaf isolates invent sign language without exposure to any language at all.
Vincent J. O’Neal WG’68, Vallejo, CA, June 26. He owned a bakery and was also employed by the State of California and Erhard Seminar Training/Forum/Landmark, an organization associated with the outgrowth of the Human Potential Movement.
Janice H. Reifsnyder Nu’68, Pequea, PA, a retired director of nursing at Wernersville State Hospital; Aug. 13.
Dr. Elias Schwartz GM’68 CGS’04, Philadelphia, a pediatric hematologist and former physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); July 17. In 1972, he was hired as a professor of pediatrics in Penn’s School of Medicine. Seven years later, he also accepted a secondary position in the department of human genetics. He was named the Werner and Gertrude Henle, MD Professor of Pediatrics in 1992. In addition to his teaching duties, he served at CHOP as the chair of the hematology division. In 1991, he became the physician-in-chief at CHOP, treating patients from all over the world, especially including children suffering from sickle cell anemia, his area of expertise. He served as physician-in-chief until 1997, when he retired. He served in the US Air Force. His wife is Esta R. Schwartz G’69, his sons are Samuel H. Schwartz EE’85 WG’90 and Robert Harris Schwartz WG’93, and two grandchildren are Allison D. Schwartz EAS’18 GEng’19 and Matthew L. Schwartz C’25.
F. C. Philips Gr’69, Nashville, TN, a professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University; July 8.
Dr. Horst G. Seydel GM’69, New Smyrna Beach, FL, a retired physician specializing in radiation oncology; April 12, 2020.
Polk Laffoon IV WG’70, Harbor Springs, MI, retired vice president for corporate relations at Knight Ridder newspapers; Aug. 5.
Stephen H. Short C’70, Arlington, MA, a jazz musician who composed nearly 450 songs; May 5. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the Choral Society, and the tennis team.
Anthony G. Delis W’71, Canton, OH, a financial advisor; Aug. 11.
Satyanshu K. Mukherjee Gr’71, Canberra, Australia, a retired principal criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology; Aug. 28.
Paul O. Brundage C’72, Avondale Estates, GA, a guidance counselor at the Citrus County (FL) School System; July 12. At Penn, he was a member of the swimming team. His wife is Madelynn S. Brundage CW’72.
Brian W. Malloy W’73, Cheltenham, PA, a retired math teacher at Bodine High School for International Affairs; Aug. 2. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the football team.
Bert E. Stromberg Jr. Gr’73, Minneapolis, a longtime professor of parasitology in the department of veterinary and biomedical sciences at the University of Minnesota; Aug. 11. Early in his career, he was an assistant professor of parasitology at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Linda Mahoney Watts CGS’73, Tulsa, OK, a former executive director of Emergency Infant Services, a nonprofit that offers temporary assistance for children whose families are facing financial and personal challenges; Aug. 13. Her husband is Gary L. Watts GEd’71.
Dorothy L. Gardner SW’74, Audubon, PA, a civil rights activist, educator, and social worker; June 14.
Donald C. Landis G’74, North Fort Myers, FL, July 28.
Dr. Joel S. Bennett GM’75, Bryn Mawr, PA, a groundbreaking blood researcher and a former professor of hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP); June 21. After his residency at HUP, he was hired as an assistant instructor in HUP’s department of medicine. In 1971, he left Penn to work as a physician in the US Air Force, but he returned in 1975, this time as an associate in hematology/oncology. He rose through the ranks to become an associate professor clinician-educator (CE) in 1982 and a full professor in 1995. He also had a secondary appointment in the department of pharmacology. He was the first to recognize that fibrinogen bound to the platelet GPIIb-IIIa receptor, thereby defining the molecular mechanism by which platelets aggregate. This important finding paved the way for the development of drugs like abciximab and eptifibatide, which have been used to treat millions of patients with coronary artery disease. In 2010, he received the Beutler Prize, the highest honor of the American Society of Hematology, in celebration of this pioneering research. His children include Lisa C. Bennett C’94 and Andrew B. Bennett C’97.
Marianne Conod G’75, Long Valley, NJ, an environmental lawyer who later became a middle school teacher; June 22.
David H. Daniels W’75, Brandon, FL, a commercial banker who later joined his family’s real estate business; June 27.
Constance L. Dollase WG’76, Camp Hill, PA, a retired assistant research director for the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission; July 9. Later, she had a career in real estate. One son is Steven Dollase WG’04.
Mary Ellen Northrop WG’76, Wilmington, DE, a university librarian who later worked as a financial analyst at DuPont Company; June 29.
Nancy O’Brien White Nu’76, Wallingford, VT, a former nurse; Aug. 19. Her husband is J. Gordon White III C’75 GAr’78.
Mildred Ann Johnson Blake SW’77, Wilmington, NC, a retired director of social work at New Hanover Memorial Hospital, the first African American to hold that position; Aug. 8.
Joel P. Chack C’77, Voorhees, NJ, May 11. His brothers are Dr. Benjamin S. Chack C’80 and Eliot H. Chack W’83.
Karen A. Knudsen Gr’77, Newtown Square, PA, a retired research scientist at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research; July 23.
Harold R. Kurtz GrEd’77, Holland, PA, former superintendent of schools in Pennsauken, NJ, and founder of Synergy Educational Consultants; Aug. 1.
Frederick R. Rohn L’77, New York, a lawyer and adjunct professor at Cardozo School of Law; Aug. 9.
Dr. V. Lynne Cochran D’78, Oakdale, PA, a retired dentist; Aug. 16. Her husband is Dr. Donald E. Fetterolf C’75 M’79.
Leonard N. Primiano C’78 G’82, Wayne, PA, a professor of religious studies at Cabrini College; July 25.
Janice L. Cranmer GNu’79, Decatur, GA, a retired professor of nursing at Immaculata University; July 13.
David H. Hough C’80, San Antonio, a retired professor of physics and astronomy at Trinity University; July 14.
Geoffrey C. Scott GEng’80 GEng’84 Gr’86, Malvern, PA, a senior manager at AstraZeneca who also taught and lectured at a number of colleges; July 29.
Barry M. Enos WG’81, Ipswich, MA, a founder of an engineering company that specialized in metal fabrication; June 18.
Hassan Ait‑Kaci GEE’82 GrE’84, Surrey, BC, Canada, a former senior technical staff member for IBM Corporation; April 23, 2020. His wife is Julieta B. Criollo EE’80 GEE’83, whose brother is Octavio Luis Criollo GEE’83.
Daisy Jones Brown WEv’82 WEv’85, Ruther Glen, VA, a retired supervisor at Verizon and an educator at several schools; July 11. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Alpha Phi sorority.
Jeffrey C. Mitchell C’82, Albuquerque, NM, director of the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which provides socioeconomic data and forecasting for the state; Aug. 7. One of his most prominent works was an economic examination of arts and culture in New Mexico, the first time the state’s creative sector was analyzed as a fundamental economic driver. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Celeste M. Santangelo L’83, New York, June 10. Her husband is Stephen C. Koval L’84 WG’84.
David F. Epstein W’84, Surfside, FL, a retired real estate investor; July 4.
James F. Hearn WEv’84 WEv’88, Glenside, PA, July 12.
Owen D. Davison GrEd’85, Honey Brook, PA, a longtime elementary school teacher who later became a supervisor of student teaching at West Chester University; Oct. 19, 2020.
Terrance K. Ganser W’85, Darien, CT, June 29. He worked at a few financial firms and later cofounded several startups.
Nancy Samson Cohen C’87, Weston, CT, Aug. 3. She worked in fundraising and development for Yale University. At Penn, she was a member of Penn Players. Her husband is Joshua W. Cohen C’90, and one daughter is Dana F. Cohen W’23.
Cindy Swartley Mast GNu’87, Willow Street, PA, a case manager for high-risk patients at Penn Medicine’s Lancaster General Health; July 15.
Ruth Tennant “Bridgie” Daller GNu’88, Collegeville, PA, a pediatric nurse practitioner in the oncology department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Aug. 4
Andrea R. Halperin W’88, Chappaqua, NY, March 11.
Robert A. “Bob” Schoenberg GrS’89, Philadelphia, the founding and longtime director of Penn’s LGBT Center; Aug. 2. He became a lecturer in Penn’s School of Social Work in 1976. In 1982, a gay sophomore at Penn was brutally beaten on Locust Walk, and in response, the University hired Schoenberg to work part-time as a point person to deal with gay and lesbian concerns around campus (only the second such person in the country at the time). He worked through the Office of Student Activities, and later took the leadership of a new Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Alliance, the precursor to Penn’s LGBT Center. In 1992, he led Penn’s HIV/AIDS Task Force, which called for destigmatizing AIDS education and recommended establishing a testing site on campus, a function that the Student Health Service now covers. He also lobbied for employee domestic partnership benefits at Penn, which were instated in 1994. In the late 1990s, he led a fundraising effort for the LGBT Center to have a physical home at Penn, raising $2.5 million in the process. In 2002, the LGBT Center moved into its current space on 39th and Spruce Streets, and in 2017, when he retired as director of the LGBT Center, the building was renamed the Robert Schoenberg Carriage House in his honor. “He is the trailblazer,” Erin Cross Gr’10, who succeeded him as the LGBT Center director, told the Gazette for a feature on Schoenberg’s retirement after 35 years at the helm [“At the Center of It All,” Nov|Dec 2017]. “We would not be where are without him and there’s not enough gratitude in the world that people at Penn can give him.”
Baylor B. Banks WG’91, Atlanta, a career employment lawyer; July 2.
Ajay P. Singhvi EAS’91 W’91, Mumbai, July 2.
Yuan‑Chin Ching G’92, Durham, NC, April 27, 2020.
Wendy Jane Zach Martini SW’93, Morgantown, PA, a former psychotherapist; Aug. 4.
Francis B. Tripodi C’93, Philadelphia, a partner at a law firm who specialized in employee benefits issues; April 16. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Arthur Kaiser GEd’94, Kennett Square, PA, July 2.
Dr. Andrew Freese GM’97, Chester Springs, PA, chief of neurosurgery and neurosurgical medical director at Brandywine Hospital; June 30. A noted neurosurgeon, he conducted the first gene-therapy surgery for a neurological disorder on a human being.
Joseph T. Vanore EAS’99 W’99, West Chester, PA, a software architect at Moody’s Analytics; March 28. One brother is Salvatore E. Vanore W’98.
Jack D. Muraskin G’06, Philadelphia, July 14.
Monique Bell WG’10, Chicago, a former senior consultant at Sand Cherry Associates, a marketing strategy and business operations consulting firm; June 7.
James P. Farrell C’18, Manhasset, NY, an analyst at Mack Real Estate Group; July 24. At Penn, he was a captain of the lacrosse team.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Joel S. Bennett. See Class of 1975.
Dr. Arthur F. Fost. See Class of 1966.
Lila R. Gleitman. See Class of 1967.
Peter H. Knutson, Edmonds, Washington, an associate professor emeritus of accounting at the Wharton School and a Sloan Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center; Aug. 21. He joined Wharton’s faculty in 1965, focusing his teaching and research on financial accounting and reporting. As a beloved teacher, he received six teaching awards, including the Anvil Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Wharton Graduate Division in 1980. In addition, his course Problems in Financial Reporting received Excellence in Teaching awards from students in Wharton’s MBA program for several years in the 1990s. He held visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and at the North European Management Institute in Oslo, Norway. He retired in 1996 but remained active at Wharton, teaching an executive education course and participating in Wharton’s executive video and remote TV-satellite learning program, and he even appeared in a Wharton Follies production, dancing the Time Warp as “The Man with No Neck.”
Chong-Sik Lee, Berwyn, PA, a professor emeritus of political science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and a prominent scholar of East Asian politics; Aug. 17. In 1963, he came to Penn as an assistant professor of political science, a department that at the time was housed in the Wharton School. He was promoted to full professor in 1973 and taught in the College of General Studies at that time. He taught the first course on Korean studies at Penn, which eventually led to the formation of Penn’s Korean studies program. Among many accolades, he received a Ford Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award from the American Political Science Association. He retired in 1999. In 2020, at the age of 89, he published an autobiography in Korean that covered his life up to 1974 but “left out the rest of the stories for next time.” During the Korean War, he and his family fled North Korea. He subsequently worked as a translator for the US Army, using his knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English languages. One daughter is Sharon Y. Lee C’86.
Cindy Swartley Mast. See Class of 1987.
Robert A. “Bob” Schoenberg. See Class of 1989.
Dr. Elias Schwartz. See Class of 1968.
Hugo Sonnenschein, Chicago, former dean of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and later president of the University of Chicago; July 15. He became a visiting lecturer in economics at Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences in 1983, after teaching at several other colleges. In 1988, he was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the first dean of SAS to be recruited from outside the school, and he served in this position until 1991. In his three years as dean, he helped attract several prominent gifts to the school and led the SAS Capital Campaign, which greatly expanded the freshman seminar program and tripled the School’s number of faculty advisors for undergraduate students. He returned to Princeton in 1991 as its provost. In 1993, he was recruited as president of the University of Chicago, a position he held until 2000. His wife is Elizabeth Gunn Sonnenschein Gr’88.
Bert E. Stromberg Jr. See Class of 1973.