The Old Guard

FRANK G. BAILEY, ME’08, Swarthmore, Pa.


CLARIBEL R. GILLETTE, B’21, Lake Forest, Ill., July 24.

MARY LYON CROOKS, Ed’22, Medford, N.J., August 4.

ROBERT H. GRAY JR., WEv’23, Fredonia, N.Y., October 20, 1992.

LEON B. BERNSTEIN, WEv’25, West Palm Beach, Fla., a retired founding partner of the company that later became Laventhol & Horwath, the national public-accounting firm; August 8. He held the account for the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team in the 1960s and 1970s; a loyal fan, he attended virtually all home games. And he was chair of the Allied Jewish Appeal in Philadelphia.

HAROLD A. DAVIS, W’29, Dunedin, Fla., January 15, 1980.

SIDNEY B. KOHN, W’29, Towson, Md., January 1996.

HERMAN P. LEWINE, W’29, Glenside, Pa., May 20, 1992.


THOMAS H. BOWEN, W’31, Salem, N.J., retired editor and publisher of Today’s Sunbeam; August 1996. He joined the family’s original newpaper at the age of eleven, and became its editor in 1928, at twenty-four years, serving till 1982. He also had served as president of Tri-County Cable Television and president of the old City National Bank and Trust Co. of Salem. And he served on the board of Trenton State College. He had been a member of the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

DR. ROBERT B. HULL, ME’31, Alexandria, Va., April 23, 1994.

FREDERIC SEUSS KLEIN, W’32, Pittsfield, Mass., retired mill manager for Byron Weston Co.; August 15. He was a fellow of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.

THEODORE B. WALLACE, G’33, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., retired director of medical affairs at the old Smith, Kline & French; July 30.

NICHOLAS F. TREROTOLA, W’33, Bay Head, N.J., retired district manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance in Paterson; July 25. He had served as a fundraiser for the Lawrenceville School.

MORTON D. KAUFFMAN, W’34, Ellensburg, Wash.

DR. JOHN A. KINCZEL, C’34, M’38, GM’47, Trenton, N.J., a retired cardiologist who had served as chief of medicine and cardiology at St. Francis Medical Center; August 16. He was a former president of the Mercer County Medical Society and the Mercer County Heart Association.

DR. WILLARD W. ROSENBERG, C’36, Margate, N.J., the former assistant director of emergency-room services at Atlantic City Medical Center; July 23. He had also served as director of medical services at what is now the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Serving in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, he received the Bronze Star for devising a plan to supply gas masks to American troops.

ROBERT A. CLASS, Ar’37, North Redington Beach, Fla., a retired architect who had practiced in Philadelphia and later served with the National Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C.; August 23.

DR. ISABEL MORGAN MOUNTAIN, Gr’38, McLean, Va., a biologist who had served on the staff of Johns Hopkins University; August 18.

VERNON C. OTTEN, W’38, Falmouth, Maine, retired comptroller for New England Electric Systems in Westborough, Mass.; August 18.

EMIL C. HESS, W’39, Birmingham, Ala., former chair of Parisian, his family’s department-store chain; August 1. He had also served as president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and he was chair of the board of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He was one of the first retailers in that city to hire black salespersons in the 1960s.

DANIEL J. MURPHY JR., WG’39, Newburyport, Mass., retired district manager for the Social Security Administration; August 8. He served on the board of Greater Springfield Social Services and was a past president of the Connecticut United Cerebral Palsy Association.


DR. HORACE F. HEILMAN, GEd’41, Honey Brook, Pa., emeritus professor and former director of art education at Kutztown University; August 22.

ROBERT H. SAKERS, W’41, Glen Riddle, Pa., August 14.

WILTON R. HELFRICH, WEv’42, West Chester, Pa., former owner and president of Torch Laboratory in Yeadon; July 30. Earlier, he was treasurer of the Krull Wholesale Drug Co. in Philadelphia.

FRANCIS Q. MARKS, G’42, Collingswood, N.J., founder of Paris Foods and founding head of Paris Securities; July 22. He served on the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he was the oldest member.

JOHN E. OATIS, W’42, Carmel, Ind., a retired employee of the Chicago Wellsville Fire Brick Co.; August 8. Earlier, he had served as a partner in Oatis Machines, in Toledo, Ohio.

DR. EUGENE I. BROOKS, C’43, V’45, Willow Grove, Pa., a retired veterinarian; August 27.

ROBERT. R. VINESKI, C’43, Sarasota, Fla., a retired attorney who had practiced in Troy and Canton, Pa., for over thirty years; August 9.

DR. WILLIAM E. LAWRENCE JR., D’45, Lakewood, N.J., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; July 31.

JOHN J. FOFF, W’46, Ambler, Pa., an attorney.

PETER G. KUTTNER, W’46, Taylors, S.C., a retired employee of General Electric in New York state; July 27.

WILSON S. YERGER JR., W’47, Brevard, N.C., retired vice president of the Imperial Metal and Chemical Co. in Philadelphia; July 26. He later owned and operated an inn in the Virgin Islands and then established a realty firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

DR. PAUL M. GALLOP, C’48, Chestnut Hill, Mass., a pioneer in the biology of aging who was director of the Laboratory of Human Biochemistry at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston; August 20. He was also professor and a former chair of oral biology and pathophysiology at Harvard University’s dental school and professor of biological chemistry in the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology Program. He was known internationally for his work on the chemistry of collagen. He also took part in the early research at Harvard to identify the mechanism that matures elastin, the basic constituent of connective tissue in lungs and arteries. At Boston Children’s, he and his colleagues discovered a protein involved in the development of osteoporosis and related diseases. Dr. Gallop recently was working on a method for measuring PQQ, a substance that controls oxidation and protects some animals against strokes. He had earlier taught at the old Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City from 1957 to 1972, before going to Harvard.

THOMAS C. SHINNERS, W’48, Greensburg, Pa., August 1.

ARTHUR W. COX JR., W’49, Fayetteville, Pa., August 11. He had spent most his career in the cold-storage construction industry and was most recently employed by NCS East Inc., of Frazer.

WARREN M. GRUBER, GEE’49, Sellersville, Pa., retired director of research at the Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co.; August 8.

DR. HARVEY C. WALTZ, V’49, Glenmore, Pa., a retired veterinarian who maintained a practice in West Chester for 43 years; August 5.


RICHARD H. DENT, C’50, WG’52, New Canaan, Conn., retired vice president for the old Manufacturers Hanover Trust, in charge of employee-benefit trust investment; August 9. After retiring, he established his own investment advisory firm in Greenwich.

MARGARET SAVIDGE ROGERS, Ed’50, El Cerrito, Calif., June 1996.

JAMES J. THOMAS, WEv’50, Rosemont, Pa., December 24, 1995.

DR. EDWARD J. McGUIRE, GM’51, Clarks Summit, Pa., retired director of radiology at Mercy Hospital in Scranton; July 17.

ROBERT E. WEINBERG, W’52, Springfield, N.J., co-owner of Automotive Interstate Marketing, Inc.;August 3.

HARRIET KLEIN GOLDSTEIN, DH’53, West Orange, N.J., a former dental hygienist in Manhattan and New Jersey; August 1. In later years, she was a travel agent in Livingston.

DR. ROBERT L. McCOOK, D’53, Columbia, S.C., a dentist; May 3.

KATHRYN ANDREW FOLIO, CW’54, Clarksburg, W.Va., a corporate officer in Explosives Inc. and other companies; August 18.

LAURENCE R. DUBOW, W’58, Highland Park, Ill., president of his family’s football-manufacturing company; August 22. Suffering from a rare form of cancer, he counseled other cancer patients on how to cope with treatments.

GERHARD D. ZELLER, G’58, Oswego, N.Y., associate professor of English at SUNY Oswego; August 12. He was a Native American specialist.


DR. SOMANATH DASH, GMt’62, Gr’64, South Burlington, Vt., August 15.

JAMES D. NIDA, GAr’62, Corpus Christi, Tex., a retired architect and developer; August 25. He was a co-founder of the Cultural Laureate Foundation.

CHARLES O. STATON, C’63, WG’73, Waimanol, Hawaii, supervisor of civilian personnel at Hickam Air Force Base in Pearl Harbor; July 23.

DR. SYLVIA GLASNER KRAKOW, SW’46, GrS’64, Brookline, Mass., emeritus professor of social work at Boston University; July 31.

JANET BRUIN, CW’66, Geneva, Switzerland, former editor of Pax et Libertas, the quarterly of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; August 19, in Tampa, Fla. During the 1980s she revived the Swiss branch of WILPF and reinvolved it in European disarmament issues. Based in Zurich and Geneva, she traveled the world as a witness and advocate for peace, disarmament, and the conversion of military to peacetime economies. She wrote Root Causes of the Global Crisis. At the time of her succumbing to cancer, she had begun working for the United Nations.

DR. MICHAEL J. KOCZAK, GMt’67, Gr’69, Philadelphia, professor of materials engineering at Drexel University; May 9.

DR. JOHN J. RUMBARGER, Gr’68, Washington, D.C., a historian who was a former editor of Prologue, the journal of the National Archives; August 26. He later served as chief historian of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He had taught American political history at Rutgers University in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He wrote on Prohibition in Profits, Power and Prohibition (1990).


DR. JOSEPHINE A. ROBERTS, Gr’75, Baton Rouge, La., the William A. Read Professor of English at Louisiana State University; August 26, in an automobile accident. She had taught at LSU since 1975. An internationally recognized Renaissance scholar, she was known for her work on Lady Mary Wroth, the first English woman novelist, and was in the final stages of preparing the scholarly edition of volume II of Wroth’s Urania, which will appear posthumously.


ROBERT C. BELL JR., L’82, Washington, D.C., an attorney with the firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hayes & Handler; August 23, immediately after being attacked by a grizzly bear while on a hiking trip in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. He and a companion had disturbed the sow guarding her cub in heavy willow brush. Last year he was part of a team of lawyers who won, in a civil lawsuit, the largest award, $100 million, ever granted by a Federal jury in Washington. F. BERNDT SCHINE, W’89, Beverly Hills, Calif., a private corporate investigator; June 19, with his parents in the crash, shortly after takeoff from Burbank airport, of a single-engine airplane he was piloting; the accident was later attributed to mechanical failure. He recently served as chief of staff in the district office of U. S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher, and as head of the California branch of GOPAC, the fundraising organization for Newt Gingrich, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Described by a friend as “a true Reaganite,” he interrupted his studies at Penn in 1984 to work as an intern in the White House, later serving in the U.S. Department of Energy as its (youngest) director of intergovernmental relations. He also ran, unsuccessfully, for the California state assembly in 1994. A reserve officer in the Los Angeles Police Department, he was named its Reserve Officer of the Year in 1994. He was in law school at the time of his death. And he was active in fundraising for Jewish charities in the Los Angeles area.

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