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Elsa Loewenstein Behrend CW’40, Jenkintown, PA, Sept. 24, at 102.
Dr. Julius J. “JJ” Bentman C’42 D’43 GD’47, Lititz, PA, a former associate adjunct professor of oral medicine and periodontology at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine; July 19, at 101. In 1947, he became an instructor of oral medicine in Penn’s School of Dental Medicine. Five years later, he was promoted to an associate, and in 1955, he moved to the department of periodontology. In 1962, he became an assistant adjunct professor in periodontology, a position he held until leaving Penn in 1975. From 1957 to 1960, he also served as a lecturer in the department of practice management. He served in the US Army as a dentist during World War II. One daughter is Dr. Adrienne L. Bentman M’78.
Annamarie Booz Burts G’42, Greenville, SC, retired director of audiovisual services at Davidson College in North Carolina; Aug. 29, at 104.
Julian H. Hyman W’42, Towson, MD, a retired manager of a women’s fashion accessories business; Sept. 15, at 101. Later in life he cofounded a shipping and delivery company with his wife and son; and he authored a book, U Can Save Our World. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Dr. Robert E. Forster II M’43, Haverford, PA, professor emeritus of physiology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Sept. 19, at 101. He joined Penn’s department of physiology in 1951, became graduate chair of the department in 1959, and 11 years later department chair, a position he held until retiring in 1990. His research focused on CO2 and HCO3 exchanges and chemical reactions, using rapid mixing instruments and stable isotopes. He also coauthored a textbook titled The Lung, which was updated three times. In recognition of his work, he was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Outside of academia, he was a member of an advisory committee to NASA that had recommended against using 100 percent oxygen during tests on the ground before the Apollo 1 fire in 1967. He served in the US Army Quartermaster Corps. One son is Dr. Jameson Forster M’79.
Dr. Victor A. Menghetti C’44 V’45, Media, PA, a retired veterinarian; Aug. 31. At Penn, he was a member of the ROTC and the track and sprint football teams. One son is Dr. Victor A. Menghetti Jr. V’82.
Joan Morrow Shoulberg CW’45, Ambler, PA, a retired reading specialist in the Philadelphia School District; Sept. 14.
Jacques Victor W’45, Miami, a retired agriculture property appraiser for Miami-Dade County (FL); July 31. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and the US Air Force Reserves. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Nu fraternity.
Nancy Tucker Mohr DH’46, Reading, PA, a retired dental hygienist; Sept. 18.
George W. Small W’46, Willow Street, PA, Sept. 13. He retired from J. L. Hammett Company, a distributor of school supplies. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. His wife is Betty Kirshner Small CW’46, and two daughters are Martha S. Small CW’76 FA’77 and Sara Small Hodge CW’72, who is married to Ian G. Hodge Jr. C’72. One granddaughter is Dr. Pamela B. Pendley C’02 V’06.
Helen L. Bereschak CW’47, Ashland, PA, July 9.
Robert P. Littlefield W’47, Pittsburgh, a retired China delegate for US Steel; Oct. 6. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of the heavyweight and lightweight rowing teams.
Margaret Ransburg Piper Ed’47, Mequon, WI, a former kindergarten teacher who also taught piano; May 5.
Henry F. Seipp W’47, Media, PA, a retired executive of Penn Lithographing; Sept. 15. He later founded a firm that specialized in printing sports cards. He served in the US Navy.
Louise Barca Smith Ed’47 GEd’48, Newtown Square, PA, a retired educator who taught world cultures and British literature at Haverford High School; Sept. 4.
Dr. John D. Botti C’48 M’52, Canton, OH, a retired surgeon and former associate professor of surgery at Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine; March 7. He served in the US Navy during World War II. His brother is Dr. Robert E. Botti C’50 M’54 GM’58, who passed away on Sept. 23 (see Class of 1950).
Shirley Stanton Conston CW’48, Delray Beach, FL, former president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia; Sept. 19. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Her daughters are Elisabeth M. Conston CW’70 and Cynthia Conston Savett CW’75, who is married to Robert A. Savett C’70 WG’81.
Jean O. Huntington CW’48, Skillman, NJ, a former editor of trade journals; July 3. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the tennis and field hockey teams. Her brother is William C. O’Neill ME’43 GME’51, and her daughter is Cornelia F. Sertl C’80.
Harriet August Rifkin CW’48, Wilkes Barre, PA, a retired treasurer for A. Rifkin Company, which manufactures security lock bags for banking and other purposes; Sept. 11. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. One daughter is Kathleen Rifkin Lantz WG’77.
Lewis B. Beatty L’49, Media, PA, a retired lawyer; Aug. 18. He served in the US Navy construction battalion (Seabees) during World War II. His wife is Peggy Rincliffe Beatty CW’46.
Peter O’Donnell Jr. WG’49, Dallas, a philanthropist; Oct. 10. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
George Oppenheimer Jr. W’49, Rio Rancho, NM, Sept. 9. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, WXPN, and the track team.
Alfred Vogel C’49, Pennington, NJ, a survey writer and designer; Sept. 2. He directed studies that looked at high school students’ views on the SAT; viewer reaction to television shows; and attitudes on the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the golf team. One daughter is Johanna Vogel C’85.
Dr. Robert E. Botti C’50 M’54 GM’58, Chagrin Falls, OH, a retired cardiologist and former professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University; Sept. 23. At Penn he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the Penn Band. One son is Robert E. Botti Jr. C’75. His brother is Dr. John D. Botti C’48 M’52, who passed away on March 7 (see Class of 1948).
Dr. Raymond W. Giuliani C’50 V’59, Newtown Square, PA, a retired veterinarian; Aug. 15. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. One daughter is Linda M. Giuliani C’87.
Claire Krusen Jorett Ed’50 GEd’52, Woodbury, NJ, a former high school teacher who later worked at a retirement plan management firm; Oct. 11.
Cary M. Maguire Sr. W’50, Dallas, founder of Maguire Oil; Aug. 10. He also founded the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the squash team.
Robert F. Carroll W’51, Berwyn, PA, a former lecturer in Wharton’s department of finance; Aug. 2. Early in his career, he was a real estate appraiser and broker. In 1964, he was hired as an instructor at Wharton, teaching evening classes in real estate finance until 1992. As a student at Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Peggy Jervis Harsh Ed’51 GEd’52, New York, a retired music teacher; Aug. 31. At Penn, she was a member of the choral society and the a cappella choir. Her daughter is Constance D. Harsh C’82 G’82 Gr’87.
Hillel R. Kaplan C’51, Macon, GA, Jan. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Penn Players.
Peter W. Levitan Ed’51, Margate City, NJ, a retired executive controller for Albert Einstein Medical Center; Sept. 14. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.
Albert E. Miller III EE’51 WG’58, Easton, MD, a retired engineer at several companies, including Burroughs Corporation and General Electric, where he worked on space projects; Aug. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the ROTC, and WXPN. He served in the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve.
Dr. George E. Sebastian C’51, Wilsonville, OR, former senior psychiatrist for the State of California; Oct. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the Penn Band. One granddaughter is Rachel L. Sebastian C’12.
E. Bradford Tazewell Jr. GAr’51, Virginia Beach, VA, a retired architect; Aug. 27. He served in the US Army 10th Mountain Division (known as the “ski troops”) during World War II.
Geraldine M. Woodworth DH’51, University Park, MD, a retired dental hygienist; Sept. 12.
E. Robert Aemisegger Jr. MTE’52, Jenkintown, PA, former vice president of international operations at Quaker Chemical; May 10. He served in the US Air Force.
William S. Blake WEv’52, Somers Point, NJ, a retired tax collector for the City of Atlantic City (NJ); Sept. 25, at 99. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Arthur M. Edelman W’52, Skillman, NJ, a retired CPA; June 21. He served in the US Army.
Joseph E. Greene Jr. W’52 L’57, Paoli, PA, a retired attorney; Aug. 26. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the ROTC.
Barbara Whiting McNerney CW’52, Kissimmee, FL, Aug. 3. At Penn, she was a member of WXPN and the choral society.
Leonard Eames Ryan C’52, Brooklyn, NY, a retired administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration who previously worked as a civil rights attorney and journalist; Aug. 22. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity.
Norman L. Stone W’52, New York, founder of Top Tile and Halstead, one of the brands under the flooring company HMTX Industries; Sept. 13. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. One son is Harlan M. Stone C’80, and one grandchild is Lucas A. Stone EAS’24.
Dr. Seymour Adelson GM’53, West Bloomfield, MI, an allergist and internist; Aug. 10. In later years, he worked as a medical policy consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Dr. Gustavo Delgado GM’53, Annapolis, MD, a retired anesthesiologist; July 23.
John C. Heiman CE’53, Fairport, NY, Sept. 10. He worked for Eastman Kodak in the manufacturing services division. He served in the US Navy construction battalion (Seabees). His sister is Carolyn Heiman McGrory Nu’57.
Roy N. Nevans W’53, Longboat Key, FL, a retired food products executive who founded Royco International; Aug. 27. He also produced shows on- and off-Broadway and for television. He served in the US Navy and US Navy Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant commander. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the rowing, cross country, and track teams.
Marcia Blank Smith CW’53, Sarasota, FL, a retired assistant attorney for the State of Connecticut’s Division of Criminal Justice; Oct. 3.
Edward W. Stiles W’53, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Sept. 12. He worked for Boeing for more than 25 years. He served in the US military during the Korean War.
Donald G. Tober C’53, New York, CEO and co-owner of Sugar Foods, which distributes N’Joy sweeteners; Jan. 15. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Herbert A. Vogel C’53 L’59, Sarasota, FL, a retired attorney and founding partner of the New Jersey law firm Vogel, Chait, Collins and Schneider; Sept. 10.
Norman B. Weizenbaum W’53, Pittsburgh, director of Giant Eagle Supermarkets; Sept. 11.
George E. Bosseler W’54, Painted Post, NY, a retired sales manager at Corning, which specializes in glass, ceramics, and related materials for industrial and scientific applications; April 21. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Sphinx Senior Society, and the baseball and football teams.
Nadia Lidia Oleksyshyn Bulyk CW’54, Cheltenham, PA, a former researcher at a chemistry laboratory; Sept. 27.
Charles N. Dold WG’54, Champaign, IL, a CPA who worked for the University of Illinois; Sept. 2. He served in the US Army.
William T. Dove Jr. W’54, Fort Myers, FL, retired manager at Alcoa, an aluminum manufacturer; Aug. 25. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
James M. Dunn Jr. W’54, Southbury, CT, former president of an investment management firm; Aug. 31. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Deane C. Frank Sr. L’54, Zelienople, PA, retired general counsel for a manufacturing company; Sept. 29. He served in the US Army. His wife is Patricia Hammer Frank HUP’55 Nu’55.
Dr. Ilze Lakstigala D’54, Randolph, NJ, a retired dentist; May 24, 2020.
Dr. John R. Pellett M’54 GM’61, Friendship, WI, a retired general and thoracic surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin; Sept. 25. He served in the US Navy.
Dr. Kaign Smith M’54 GM’58, Northeast Harbor, ME, retired chair of Lankenau (PA) Medical Center’s obstetrics and gynecology department; Sept. 18. He served in the US Navy and later became an ocean sailing racer.
Helen Hobbs Wilson OT’54, Adamstown, MD, Sept. 5. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Christian S. Erb Jr. L’55, Hershey, PA, a retired lawyer; Aug. 30.
Michael E. A. Gellert WG’55, New York, a philanthropist and founder of a venture capital firm; Aug. 17. He served in the US Army. His wife is Mary Crombie Gellert CW’56.
Alma Hebel Haglund Nu’55 GEd’56, Whitefish Bay, WI, Nov. 22, 2020. She served as a US Cadet Nurse during World War II.
John R. Kaufman WG’55, Glen Mills, PA, a retired US Navy captain and a business executive who worked in advertising, finance, and real estate; Sept. 27.
Eric Sellin C’55 Gr’65, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of French at Tulane University; Oct. 8. One brother is Theodore Sellin C’51 G’52.
Charles J. Shaffer C’55, San Francisco, a commercial real estate executive; Sept. 4. He had a career in commercial real estate. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Friars, and the heavyweight rowing team.
H. Eugene Shull CE’55, Duluth, MN, retired president of Duluth Publishing; Aug. 16. He was previously a professor of engineering at Penn State and the University of Minnesota Duluth. He served in the US Navy. His son is Christopher E. Shull C’83 WG’95.
Robert E. Tiffany W’55, Audubon, PA, a retired investment executive and financial planner; Oct. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Mask & Wig, Sphinx Senior Society, the Army ROTC, and the rowing, ice hockey, and sprint football teams. One daughter is Jennifer Tiffany-Amaro GNu’92, and one grandchild is Anna Stewart EAS’05.
Ronald C. Anderson W’56, Rochester, NY, retired founder of a newspaper circulation consultancy; Sept. 6. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the soccer team.
John J. Cahill Jr. W’56, Norristown, PA, a lawyer specializing in trusts and estates; Sept. 27. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Penn Players, and the swimming and track and field teams. His wife is Eleanor Hesch Cahill SW’64, and one son is Brendan J. Cahill C’96 WG’08.
Joan Sprecher Cushman CW’56, Marblehead, MA, Dec. 1, 2020. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Her sister is Phyllis Sprecher Richards CW’62.
Mary Sieber Godshall HUP’56, Red Hill, PA, a retired nurse; Sept. 29.
Stanley B. Kotzen W’56, Moorestown, NJ, a retired high school principal who was also a sports artist; Sept. 16. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.
Esther Marcus CW’56, Scarsdale, NY, Jan. 22, 2021. At Penn, she was a member of WXPN.
James L. Muller L’56, Voorhees, NJ, a retired attorney; Sept. 28. He was a Holocaust survivor who volunteered his time helping fellow survivors obtain reparations.
Sheldon S. Schweikert WG’56, Hudson, OH, a retired village manager for the Village of Hudson (now the City of Hudson); Aug. 6. He served in the US Army.
John Henry Swope IV ME’56, Newtown Square, PA, director of a financial planning company; Aug. 15. He served in the US Navy. At Penn he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities, and the ROTC.
Nancy Overton Covalt CW’57, Los Ranchos, NM, a retired school counselor; July 12. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Asher B. Dann W’57, New York, a retired real estate investor and builder; Oct. 5. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the baseball team.
Dr. Craig W. George M’57, Canandaigua, NY, a retired ophthalmologist; Aug. 4.
Dr. Lillian A. Giuliani V’57, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired veterinarian; Oct. 4.
Dr. Richard S. Howard M’57, Onalaska, WI, a retired urological surgeon; Sept. 28.
Dr. Russell E. Johnson M’57 GM’61, Holden, MA, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist; Feb. 5. He served in the US Army.
Thomas O. Jones Jr. C’57, Greensboro, NC, a professor of business at Carolina University; Oct. 11. He served in the US Navy. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the heavyweight rowing team.
Patricia Keating Myerson HUP’57, Ormond Beach, FL, a retired nurse who once worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Sept. 11.
Richard G. Schneider L’57 CGS’01, Gladwyne, PA, a retired attorney; Sept. 4. He served in the US Air Force.
Robert W. Seitz C’57, Cherry Hill, NJ, a retired teacher in the Philadelphia School District; Aug. 2.
Roger W. Stone W’57, Lake Forest, IL, cofounder of two paper companies, BoxUSA and KapStone Paper and Packaging, which he formed with his son-in-law Matthew S. Kaplan W’79. Sept. 12. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. One daughter is Jennifer L. Stone C’86.
Carolyn T. Watjen G’57, Greenville, DE, an author who published 38 novels under the pen name Charles Todd; Aug. 28.
Dr. Robert C. Westcott D’57, Queensbury, NY, a dentist; Sept. 2. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps.
Theodore N. Brown W’58, Kennett Square, PA, a retired investment broker; Sept. 15. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the heavyweight rowing team.
Stephen B. Fainsbert W’58, Westlake Village, CA, a retired real estate lawyer; Sept. 30. He served in the US Army.
Dr. William G. Gottfried C’58, Orinda, CA, a pediatrician; Sept. 29. His wife is Toby D. Gottfried Gr’67. He served in the US Army as a pediatrician.
Dr. William H. Hardesty M’58 GM’64, Morrisville, PA, a retired cardiovascular surgeon; Oct. 25, 2020.
Dr. Leonard G. Jewson D’58, Burlington, NC, a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina’s dental school and a retired colonel in the US Air Force; Sept. 10.
Dr. Gary B. Laison C’58 Gr’69, Philadelphia, a retired math professor at Saint Joseph’s and Lehigh Universities; Aug. 18. His wife is Dr. Diane Splaver Laison CW’59 Gr’72.
Robert W. Lentz L’58, Venice, FL, a retired attorney and civil rights advocate; Sept. 15.
J. Austin Murphy Jr. WG’58, Westerly, RI, a retired steel company executive; Oct. 1. He served in the US Marines during the Korean War.
William W. Werber WG’58, North Bethesda, MD, former president of Werber Insurance Agency, which was started by his grandfather; Aug. 19. He served in the US Marine Corps.
Matthew J. Zinn W’58, Washington, DC, a retired partner at the law firm Steptoe & Johnson; Sept. 28. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Ro Sigma and Pi Lambda Phi fraternities. One daughter is Deborah Zinn Shiffman C’89, whose husband is David Shiffman C’89, and one granddaughter is Sydney Shiffman C’20.
John J. Dluhy WG’59, Spring Lake, NJ, a retired investment banker; Oct. 9. He served in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Archie O. Wallace L’59, Greenville, PA, a retired attorney; Sept. 28. He served in the US Air Force.
Dr. Bernard Zeifang D’59, Pittsford, NY, a retired dentist; Feb. 18.
George A. Ball WG’60, Leland, MI, co-owner of a bookstore with his wife; Nov. 5, 2020. He served in the US Air Force.
Frank N. Fleischer W’60, Longboat Key, FL, a retired corporate lawyer, specializing in municipal bonds and corporate securities; Sept. 10.
Jonathan J. Kurland C’60, Pittsburgh, a retired chemist at Dow Chemical; Sept. 21. At Penn, he was a member of the soccer team. One child is Zelig S. Kurland C’94.
William Richard “Dick” Shope Sr. W’60, Hershey, PA, a former executive in the metals, rubber, and construction materials industries; Aug. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. One sister is Geraldine Shope Shipley HUP’54 Nu’58.
Dr. Gilbert J. Bardfeld GD’61, Boca Raton, FL, a periodontist; Sept. 7.
Robert P. Bergman WG’61, Framingham, MA, a retired CPA; Sept. 20. One son is Philip E. Bergman EAS’98.
Dr. Stephen W. F. Ching GEE’61 GrE’66, West Brandywine, PA, retired chair of the computer science department at Villanova University; Oct. 10.
Dr. Jacob Herz D’61, Fleischmanns, NY, a retired dentist; June 13. He served in the US Air Force.
George S. Kane W’61, Singapore, a computer instructor; March 17. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Dr. Robert F. Masonis D’61, Charlotte, NC, a dentist and high school wrestling coach; Sept. 15.
Franklin R. Miller Jr. G’61, Harrisburg, PA, Feb. 20.
William A. Patty Jr. W’61, Greenville, DE, a retired portfolio manager for Wilmington Trust; July 26. He served in the US Marine Corps. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity.
Dr. Gordon G. Power M’61, Loma Linda, CA, a professor of medicine at Loma Linda University; Jan. 8, 2021.
Mark E. Cohen C’62 Gr’67, San Diego, a chemist for Gulf Oil; Aug. 25.
Patrick J. Donnelly W’62, Kingsport, TN, a retired pilot for Delta Air Lines; Oct. 4. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
William E. Fahy Jr. W’62, North Wales, PA, a former executive at Asplundh Tree Expert, which cuts trees and vegetation for electrical utility companies; April 24, 2020. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity.
Robert E. Gerwig CE’62, Mount Bethel, PA, a retired civil engineer at the former United Engineers of Philadelphia; Aug. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. His wife is Lois Pinkerton Gerwig HUP’62, and one granddaughter is Caitlin S. Frazee EAS’22.
Rev. Paul L. Jackson G’62, Medford, MA, Oct. 5.
Dr. Lee H. McVey V’62, Erie, PA, a retired veterinarian; Sept. 1.
Alan B. Ahrens WG’63, Herndon, VA, former director of education for a career college in Lynchburg, VA; Sept. 3.
Cornelius O’Donnell WG’63, Horseheads, NY, a food writer who worked for a time in the consumer products division of Corning Glass; Sept. 7. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Thomas M. Prather L’63, Wilmington, NC, a retired systems analyst for DuPont; Oct. 9.
Llewellyn Kramme Rinald CW’63, Lake Placid, FL, a fine artist and teacher; Sept. 27.
Michael Viener C’63, Williamsburg, VA, retired president of Maritime Wood Products, a manufacturer and supplier of products for yacht building; Sept. 14. At Penn, he was a member of the squash team. One son is Hardy M. Viener C’96.
Carol Jones Werley CW’63, West Chester, PA, a former underwriter at Prudential Financial; Sept. 7, 2020. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Ronald A. Dreger W’64, Milltown, NJ, retired co-owner of a production company that served the petrochemical industry; July 21. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Jerome D. Marcus W’64, Englewood, CO, Aug. 17. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Ann Handen Monfred SW’64, Baltimore, a social worker; July 21.
Adrian R. Morrison Jr. Gr’64, Kennett Square, PA, a professor emeritus of behavioral neuroscience at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine and an internationally renowned sleep researcher; Aug. 3. In 1966, he joined the Penn Vet faculty as an associate professor of anatomy in the department of veterinary biology. In 1974, he was promoted to professor in the same department. He also had a secondary academic appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of psychiatry. In the mid-1980s, he helped obtain funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish a specialized center of research in obstructive sleep apnea at Penn. Then, in 1991, he spearheaded this center’s expansion into the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, the first academic center dedicated to sleep research. He also wrote about the ethics and use of animals in the advancement of medical knowledge, including his book, An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian’s Reflections on the Animal Rights and Welfare Debate (Oxford University Press, 2009) [“Arts,” May|Jun 2010]. In 2013, he published a memoir, Brandywine Boy. His children include Dr. Kevin S. Morrison C’82 M’86, Andrew D. Morrison W’88, Christopher G. Morrison C’89, and Ellen M. Yarborough C’91 GEd’92.
Dr. Joseph C. Au D’65, Fremont, CA, Aug. 11.
Wilson F. Gum Jr. Gr’65, Midland, MI, a retired executive at Velsicol Chemical; Sept. 7.
John H. Kegel WEv’65, Harrisburg, PA, a retired executive at the former AMP Incorporated, which manufactured electronic connection systems; Aug. 27.
Dr. Kenneth A. Kessler W’65 GM’73, Washington, DC, founder of a mental healthcare company; Sept. 27.
Jay F. Leonard GEE’65, Kinnelon, NJ, Feb. 9. His wife is Amy Pifer Leonard OT’56 GEd’60.
Perry Lewis C’65, Middletown, RI, former founding officer of the nonprofit OHPRI, which built the United States’ first oceangoing tall ship in over a century, the Oliver Hazard Perry; Aug. 26.
John H. Purnell WG’65, Rockville, MD, a retired executive at Anheuser-Busch; Oct. 1.
Dr. Robert J. Schwartzman M’65 GM’69, Marco Island, FL, former chair of neurology at Drexel University; Aug. 4. He was renowned for pioneering research and testing of chronic pain, and served as doctor to Gerald Ford after the former president had a stroke in 2000. His wife is Denise Davis Schwartzman L’69, and one son is David C. Schwartzman C’99.
Dr. Angelo T. Scotti M’65, Colts Neck, NJ, a retired physician; Sept. 18.
Jane Roddy Wahl CW’65, Kennett Square, PA, a longtime field hockey official in northern New Jersey; Oct. 8.
Stephen C. Biklen WG’66, Pittsford, NY, retired CEO of Citibank’s Student Loan Corporation (SLC); Sept. 15. He served in the US Navy.
Charles A. Conforti EF’66, Kingston, PA, a retired accountant; Oct. 16.
Lt. Col. Angela Dingbaum HUP’66, Wake Forest, NC, a military nurse who later worked as a community health nurse in Augusta, GA; Sept. 14.
Janice P. Gelatt GFA’66, Gainesville, FL, an art teacher; Sept. 21. Her husband is Dr. Kirk N. Gelatt V’65 GV’67.
Dr. Anthony C. Harlacher D’66, Minisink Hills, PA, a retired dentist; June 17. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. His children include Hon. Jennifer Harlacher Sibum C’90 and Dr. Anthony R. Harlacher D’91 GD’04, and one sister is Susan Harlacher Witter DH’62.
Dwight R. Martin W’66 WG’68, Washington, DC, an investment advisor; Aug. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the baseball team. His wife is Karen Ruhland Martin CW’67.
Dr. Philip E. Swartz C’66, Anahuac, TX, a teacher; May 19, 2020.
Peter F. Waitneight WG’66, West Chester, PA, a retired treasurer of Sunoco; Oct. 14. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Neal M. Borenstein C’67, Portland, OR, a psychiatrist; Sept. 2. He served in the US Army as a psychiatrist. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and the squash team.
Colin J. Franklin GLA’67, Philadelphia, Sept. 10. His wife is Carol Levy Franklin GLA’65.
Hugh C. Kent WG’67, Saint Louis, Sept. 10. He worked at Philco-Ford, Avery Labels, and InfoCision.
Jonathan Mirsky Gr’67, London, an American journalist and historian of China; Sept. 5. He won the international reporter of the year title in the 1989 British Press Awards for his coverage in the Observer of the Tiananmen Square protests, where he was beaten by Chinese soldiers and almost lost his life.
Dr. Joseph A. Persichetti C’67 D’72 GD’78, New Hope, PA, a dentist; Oct. 7. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the fencing team.
Donald W. Jarrell Gr’68, Norristown, PA, a former professor of industrial relations at Drexel University; Aug. 27. One daughter is Kimberly Ann Jarrell C’81 Nu’83.
Dr. Gary A. Lewis D’68, Venice, FL, a retired dentist; Aug. 25. He served in the US Public Health Service.
Glen L. Taylor Gr’68, Denton, TX, a professor emeritus of business and former associate vice president of academic affairs at North Texas University; Jan. 19, 2021.
Albert A. Bonasoro D’69, Revere, MA, a retired dentist; Oct. 21. He served in the US Army.
Dr. Gordon F. Schwartz GM’69 WG’90, Philadelphia, a breast disease specialist, surgeon, and longtime professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University; Aug. 16. A pioneer in the early study of breast cancer, he espoused the importance of mammograms, early cancer detection, and emerging treatments. He served in the US Army as a doctor.
Corinne Vernon Friend Gr’70, Bryn Mawr, PA, Aug. 9. One grandson is Benjamin A. Ovadia W’02.
Dr. Stephan L. Hatch D’70, Holiday, FL, a retired dentist; Aug. 13.
James A. Brady WG’71, High Point, NC, Oct. 2. He worked in banking, restaurants, ballroom dancing, and commercial real estate, among other ventures. He served in the US Navy.
Henry George Carrison III WG’71, Greensboro, NC, a retired bank executive; Oct. 21. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Dr. Thomas F. Cooley Gr’71, Santa Barbara, CA, a former economics professor at the Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Rochester, and dean of the NYU Stern School of Business; Oct. 9. He was a widely published scholar and researcher in macroeconomic theory and monetary policy.
Satyanshu K. Mukherjee Gr’71, Australia, a criminologist; Aug. 28.
Rose Waxler Nu’71, Gettysburg, PA, a former nursing instructor; Sept. 6.
George W. Baublitz SW’72, Hanover, PA, a former social worker for the State of Maryland; Sept. 29.
James R. Mantey WG’72, Boca Raton, FL, former owner of Hector Turf, which distributes landscape and irrigation equipment; Sept. 8.
Katherine Lambert Pettit CW’72, Seattle, former co-owner of a mortgage and escrow company; Aug. 19.
Dr. Jay-Louise Weldon GEE’72 GrE’75, Montclair, NJ, a retired database management executive; Sept. 8.
Gerald L. Dellheim C’73 WG’77, Los Altos, CA, a former executive for ASM Pacific, a semiconductor solutions provider; Aug. 31. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig. His wife is Nancy Shapiro Dellheim WG’77.
Mary Ann McConnell Knewstub GEd’73, Bryn Mawr, PA, a former information analyst at GlaxoSmithKlein; Sept. 21. One brother is John R. McConnell Jr. WG’82.
Marc R. Malinowski W’73, Massillon, OH, former account executive for a shoe company; Oct. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Dr. Andrew G. Weinstein M’73 GM’77, Wilmington, DE, an allergist; Oct. 3. One brother is Dr. Robert S. Weinstein M’71 GM’75.
Cheryl E. Weinstein CW’73, Newtown, PA, a pharmaceutical clinical researcher whose efforts helped develop medications for cancer and cardiovascular disease; Sept. 21.
Dr. Richard L. Winslow GM’73, Dallas, a retired ophthalmologist; March 17. He served in the US Public Health Service. His wife is Elizabeth Hahn Winslow GNu’72.
Marvin J. Brauth L’74, Woodbridge, NJ, an attorney; April 22.
Delores F. Salamone CGS’74, Philadelphia, retired director of nursing at Unitarian Universalist House, a personal care facility; Aug. 28.
Dr. J. Sanford “Sandy” Schwartz M’74 GM’75 GM’77, Merion Station, PA, the Leon Hess Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management and Economics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School; June 24. He was also a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a beloved faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine. From 1989 to 1998, he served as executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute.
John R. Thalman WG’74, Shaker Heights, OH, an attorney; March 20.
Dr. Robert L. Giuntoli Sr. GM’75, Phoenix, associate professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Sept. 21. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1975 and became associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in 1982 before retiring in 1992. He was an expert in the management of cervical dysplasia and was committed to improving the lives of women with ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, as well as the US Navy Reserve. His children include Dr. Robert L. Giuntoli II C’90 M’94, Michael D. Giuntoli C’93, Malia N. Paladino GEd’95, Peter M. Giuntoli C’95 GAr’98, and Francesca Cummings, who received her MRI certification from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ronald G. Petrillo D’75, San Diego, a dentist; Jan. 27, 2021. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps.
Wilson G. Reid GrE’75, Fountain Hills, AZ, Sept. 8.
Iain M. Robertson GLA’75, Seattle, a retired professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington; July 27. His wife is Hady Marleen De Jong C’77.
Howard K. Sonoda WG’75, Amherst, MA, a CPA for H&R Block and the IRS; Sept. 2. He was also a longtime officer in the US Air Force who served as a professor of aerospace studies and a military attaché, among other roles.
Betty C. Wood Gr’75, New Orleans, Sept. 3.
Dr. Walter J. Finnegan GM’76, Allentown, PA, an orthopedic surgeon who also provided independent medical-legal evaluations; Aug. 28. He served in the US Public Health Service.
Dr. Michael B. Simson GM’76, Villanova, PA, the Samuel Bellet Associate Professor in the department of cardiology in internal medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Sept. 14. He joined Penn’s faculty in 1971 as an assistant instructor in medicine and by 1976 was promoted to assistant professor. In 1977, he accepted the secondary post of assistant professor of physiology in the department of animal biology at Penn Vet, where he conducted research that involved animals as models of human disease in order to study fundamental mechanisms in rhythm disorders of the heart. In 1983, he became an associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at the School of Medicine. The next year, he was named the Samuel Bellet Associate Professor of Medicine in the department of cardiology, a position he held until his retirement in 2021.
Theodore R. Newell GAr’77, West Chester, PA, an architect; Sept. 2. He served in the US Navy. One daughter is Sonya Fawn Hash GNu’14.
Susan Needle Dosik C’78, Potomac, MD, Aug. 24. Her husband is Edward B. Dosik W’77.
Robert D. Galbraith W’78, New York, a former investment banker; Sept. 26.
Julie Rosenzweig Marks SW’78, Blue Bell, PA, a social worker helping children and families in the adoption process; Feb. 11, 2020.
Robert R. Rich WG’78, Danville, CA, July 31.
David A. Keenan WG’79, Austin, TX, an advertiser who was heavily involved in the Dr. Pepper and Frito Lay campaigns; Aug. 30.
Erik K. Pedersen GAr’79, Wilmington, DE, Jan. 20.
Craig W. Uthe W’79 WG’83, Erdenheim, PA, a former director for AT&T; Aug. 12. His brother is David W. Uthe W’76.
Richard K. Breslow W’80 WG’81, Stamford, CT, an editorial staffer on the markets team at Bloomberg News; Dec. 14, 2020. One sister is Gail R. Thayer CW’75 GRP’77.
Dr. Nile A. Sorenson Jr. D’80, Yorba Linda, CA, an orthodontist; Oct. 2.
Loraine E. Scott GNu’81, Georgetown, DE, a nurse; Aug. 26.
Dr. Fred A. Fow EE’82, Downingtown, PA, a pediatrician; Oct. 14, 2020. His wife is Angela O’Reilly Fow EAS’84.
Larry Mark C’82, New York, a longtime New York Times employee; Oct. 13. His siblings include Michael L. Mark C’79 and Lisa M. Mark C’85 W’85.
Reid H. Davidson WG’83, Peachtree Corners, GA, cofounder of a commercial real estate tenant/investor representation firm; Sept. 28.
Sondra W. Friedman SW’83, Laredo, TX, a retired therapist; Feb. 9, 2020.
Dr. Debra A. Henry C’84, Alexandria, VA, a psychiatrist; July 15.
David S. Bigelow WG’86, Harrison, NY, a managing director at Fiduciary Trust International; Oct. 17.
Erik Rothenberg C’87, Playa del Rey, CA, cofounder of the nonprofit Vote Hemp, which promotes hemp as an agricultural crop; July 9, 2020. He also ran a solar company and invented a currency called URSULA.
Steven R. Garstad WG’88, Lancaster, OH, a Presbyterian pastor; Sept. 9.
Margaret A. Ofstead WG’88, Gaithersburg, MD, a former manager at Hewlett‑Packard Company; June 4.
Luke Elbert Williams Jr. G’89 L’93, Springfield, MA, an attorney; July 27.
Gordon J. Lucyk G’91 WG’91, Edmonton, Canada, July 2. His wife is Maria C. Infante G’91 WG’91.
Elise Vider GFA’91, Philadelphia, an advocate for Philadelphia’s historic buildings; Oct. 2. She worked at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and founded the Design Advocacy Group.
John D. Blomquist Gr’93, Washington, DC, Aug. 20. He worked at the World Bank, crafting and advocating for impactful human development projects.
Christopher S. Van Riet C’93 W’93, Houston, cofounder of Radius Group, a warehouse developer in Russia; May 16. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma Chi fraternity, and the football team. His father is Dr. Lieven J. Van Riet GM’62, and one brother is Gleeson Van Riet C’91 W’91.
Pamela H. Jardine G’96 Gr’07, Ewing, NJ, a former collection keeper at the Penn Museum and a renowned advocate for Native American art and culture; April 28. She joined Penn in 1982 as the American collection keeper at the Penn Museum. She curated numerous traveling exhibitions, including River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte, The Royal Tombs of Ur, and Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market. She also worked closely with Indigenous consultants on a long-term gallery installation that featured cultural perspectives of the Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo tribes. Posthumously, her work with the Blackfeet tribe will become an exhibit at the Penn Museum. She retired from the Penn Museum in 1998 but continued her involvement on a part-time basis and also worked as a curator at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey.
Dr. Michael A. Pallante Jr. C’96, Austin, TX, an endodontist; Sept. 20.
Jonathan D. Rosen W’96, Atlanta, a financial services executive; Oct. 8. His wife is Jill M. Rosen Nu’97.
Jeanne J. Thompson GLA’96, Hartford, CT, a landscape architect; Sept. 29.
Katrina “Trina” Williams Sylvain SW’97, Reading, PA, June 14, 2020.
Joseph M. Munnelly WG’99, Exton, PA, an accounting executive for Aramark; Aug. 30.
Heather H. Harris GGS’03, Austin, TX, a former administrative coordinator in the Wharton Real Estate department; June 15. After working in educational publishing, she started at Wharton Marketing as a temporary employee in 2001, then returned to Wharton and worked in its real estate department in 2004. She became the department’s administrative coordinator two years later and retired in 2016.
Michael B. Nierenberg C’05, San Francisco, a senior director at Twitter; Aug. 21. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Matthew T. Eveleth C’07, Baltimore, a cybersecurity sales consultant and high school wrestling coach; July 29. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the wrestling team. His brothers are Brian C. Eveleth C’96 and Jeffrey W. Eveleth C’05.
Ken Steif GFA’09 Gr’15, Philadelphia, the former director of Penn’s Weitzman School of Design’s Master of Urban Spatial Analytics (MUSA) program and an associate professor of practice in the Weitzman School’s department of city and regional planning; Sept. 3. Between 2007 and 2011, he served as a research assistant and teaching assistant in various schools at Penn, and in 2011 he became a lecturer in the Weitzman School’s department of city planning. After receiving his PhD, he founded the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program, which taught students how to put coding to use in urban planning and public policy and which has become one of the top data science programs in the country. In 2021, he published Public Policy Analytics: Code and Context for Data Science in Government, which he made available for free online.
Jonathan S. Enderle Gr’11, Havertown, PA, a former digital humanities specialist at Penn Libraries and lecturer in Penn’s department of English; Sept. 11. After teaching English at Skidmore College, he joined Penn’s Price Lab for Digital Humanities as a digital humanities specialist. He was one of the principal architects of the digital humanities minor program in the School of Arts and Sciences and developed Penn’s first Introduction to Programming in the Humanities course, later named Data Science for History and Literature.
Robert “Luke” Paschal LPS’20, Los Angeles, cofounder of the CBD oil company Arrow Organics; Aug. 29.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Julius J. “JJ” Bentman. See Class of 1942.
Robert F. Carroll. See Class of 1951.
Jonathan S. Enderle. See Class of 2011.
Dr. Robert E. Forster II. See Class of 1943.
Dr. Robert L. Giuntoli Sr. See Class of 1975.
Dr. Edward B. Guy, Philadelphia, a former faculty member in Penn’s department of psychiatry, Aug. 20. He became assistant instructor of psychiatry in 1953, and was promoted to instructor two years later, a position he held until 1969. He was a practicing forensic psychologist, and in April 1969 he coauthored a paper in the Prison Journal, “Disposition of Mentally Ill Offender,” that offered concerns regarding mental health and criminal justice systems. That same year, he left Penn to pursue prison justice and became a psychiatrist for the Philadelphia Prison System, where he later became medical director. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Heather H. Harris. See Class of 2003.
Pamela H. Jardine. See Class of 1996.
Adrian R. Morrison Jr. See Class of 1964.
Patricia Keating Myerson. See Class of 1957.
Dr. J. Sanford “Sandy” Schwartz. See Class of 1974.
Dr. Michael B. Simson. See Class of 1976.
Ken Steif. See Class of 2009.