The Old Guard

Ralph D. Maynard W’18, Cleveland.

Hon. Joseph L. McGlynn Jr. WEv’19, Philadelphia, a retired judge of the U.S. District Court; February 2, 1999. He had served on the federal bench for 25 years.


Dr. Carl A. Karsh C’23 M’26, North East, Pa.

Frederick H. Starling Jr. C’23 L’27, Aldan, Pa., a retired attorney who had practiced in Philadelphia for over 70 years; August 21, 1999.

George G. Travis W’23, Pacific Palisades, Calif., January 28, 1999.

Hon. F. B. Smillie W’24 L’27, Norristown, Pa., a retired judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County; September 29, 1999.

Herman L. Barney W’25, Buffalo, N.Y., March 27, 1994.

Wilma Sykes Ellor DH’25, Brattleboro, Vt., 1996.

Alice C. Hershey DH’25, Moreland Hills, Ohio, October 8, 1998.

Dr. Simeon H. Hulsey M’25, Fort Worth, Texas, August 9, 1999.

Grace H. Rodebaugh Ed’25 L’35, Pottstown, Pa., June 25, 1999. She and her husband bought a farm in East Nantmeal in 1935, renovated and enlarged it, and began a life-long study of flora by establishing an arboretum there.

Mildred G. Bodek Rosenson Ed’25, West Palm Beach, Fla., July 24, 1999.

Dr. Paul E. Gutekunst C’26 M’29, a retired internist who had maintained practices in Center City Philadelphia and from his home for 70 years; June 22, 1999.

Robert K. Raisler ME’26, New York, retired president and chair of Raisler Corporation, his family’s mechanical contracting firm; July 12, 1999.

Karl E. Robinson W’26, Greenville, Del., September 27, 1999. After playing football at Penn, he played professionally with the old Philadelphia Quakers. He sold securities on Wall Street for a few years into the Great Depression, and worked for the Chevrolet division of General Motors, later acquiring a Chevrolet franchise in Moorestown, N.J.

Joseph K. Rulon ME’26, Scituate, Mass., a Washington restauranteur who, with his twin brother, owned and operated Hogate’s Seafood Restaurant for more than 25 years; August 30, 1999. He was a mechanical engineer for DuPont Co., in Wilmington, Del., before joining his brother in the restaurant business in 1946.

Arthur U. Sufrin W’26, a retired specialist in industrial mobilization for wartime emergencies with the U.S. Department of Commerce; July 21, 1999. During the Second World War he was assistant director of the farm-machinery division of the War Production Board.

Cornelius V. Howry Ar’27, Los Altos, Calif., May 27, 1998.

Arther Jerome Lilienfeld W’27, West Virginia Beach, Va., September 9, 1999. He had worked in investments.

Dr. John H. Skilton C’27 Gr’61, Philadelphia, professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Westminster Theological Seminary; July 22, 1998.

Mabel G. Turner Ed’27 GEd’39, Philadelphia, a retired attorney; August 2, 1999. She was the first woman appointed an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and she was the second black woman admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.

Joseph Waldman C’27, Philadelphia, a retired ophthalmologist; October 9, 1999. While stationed in Cairo during the Second World War as a major in the U.S. Army, he treated King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and King Peter of Yugoslavia. He also taught at Jefferson Medical College from 1932 to 1976.

Worthington G. Button W’28, Warrington, Pa.

Dr. Hannah Thompson Croasdale B’28 Gr’35, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., the first woman professor to be granted tenure at Dartmouth College; July 27, 1999. Appointed assistant professor in 1959, she received tenure in 1964 and became a full professor in 1968. She specialized in phycology, the study of freshwater and marine algae, and conducted her research in the U.K., Scandinavia and Alaska. She was renowned as a specialist on Arctic plant life.

Lena Orlow Ginsburg Ed’28 L’31, Fresno, Calif., a retired attorney; December 30, 1998.

M. Burr Keim W’28, Lederach, Pa., retired owner-operator of a company that provided forms, documents and materials for lawyers; July 30, 1999.

Dr. Alva C. Madsen M’28, Kerrville, Texas, April 27, 1998.

Henry H. Tiefenbronner W’28, Chicago.

John L. H. Trunk W’28, Wilmington, Del.

Julian J. Aresty W’29, Princeton, N.J., September 21, 1999.

Dr. Vernon E. Duckwall Elkins W’29, W.Va., May 16, 1999.

Dr. William Gerber C’29, Washington, a retired analyst and researcher in the historical division of the U.S. State Department; September 13, 1999. He also taught philosophy part-time at the University of Maryland, and published nine of his 11 books after he turned 75 years old. He was a founding member and former president of the Washington Philosophy Club and secretary-treasurer for 25 years.

Daniel Carlyle Gilmartin W’29, Naples, Fla., August 19, 1999.

Muriel Agnew James DH’29, Johnstown, Pa., August 8, 1999.

Sydney C. Kweskin C’29, Stamford, Conn., retired founding partner of the law firm of Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky; August 9, 1998.

Lucius B. Morse W’29, Chesterfield, Mo., retired publisher of court and commercial newspapers, including the St. Louis Daily Record; August 5, 1999. He was a past president of the Missouri Press Association.

Urban A. North W’29, Altamonte Springs, Fla., a retired news-stand circulation manager for U.S. News & World Report; June 6, 1999.

Daniel H. Ort W’29, Bryn Mawr, Pa., November 27, 1998.

Luther J. Porter C’29 GEd’48, Wilmington, Del., April 26, 1999.

John F. Tarrant W’29, New Haven, Conn., January 17, 1998.


Julia R. Beck Ed’30, Yardley, Pa., January 11, 1999.

Dr. Neal B. Bowman G’30, Kennesaw, Ga., January 1996.

Henry G. Castor W’30, San Francisco, September 13, 1999.

Dr. Sydney G. Gordon D’30, Eustis, Fla., a retired dentist; July 27, 1999.

Edith F. Heilberg Ed’30, Newtown, Pa., November 30, 1997.

Justus Mitchell Holme CE’30, Annapolis, Md., retired professor of mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy; September 2, 1999.

Emanuel S. Kardon W’30, Wyncote, Pa., retired owner and president of American Packaging Corp.; September 14, 1999. His company patented types of bags that kept coffee fresher and made microwave popcorn possible. A Philadelphia philanthropist, he served as president of the Settlement Music School, and helped set up its branches in Germantown, and Northeast and West Philadelphia. Concerned for people with disabilities, he helped establish MossRehab, where he recently funded a pediatric unit, and he established the Kardon Institute of the Arts for people with special needs.

William W. Mandeville W’30, New York, an internal auditor at the New York Telephone Company; August 13, 1999.

A. Eric Parkinson Ch’30, Honey Brook, Pa., July 4, 1999.

Bernard H. Strouse ME’30, Margate City, N.J., October 25, 1998.

Frank B. Trexler W’30, Philadelphia, December 3, 1997.

Elizabeth H. Truitt Ed’30, Mt. Laguna, Calif., April 18, 1999.

William H. Westphal Jr. W’30, Sarasota, Fla., a retired executive who had worked for Eastman Kodak, Honeywell and Rockwell International; July 17, 1999.

Christian W. Burkhardt W’31, Howell, Mich., 1998.

Pinza Krasneff Caplan Ed’31 GEd’32, Lauderhill, Fla., August 12, 1999.

John L. Clark W’31, Bradenton, Fla., retired owner of Clark’s Shoe Store in Corning, N.Y.; September 4, 1999.

R. Carroll Hoke W’31, Holland, Pa., a retired businessman; June 18, 1999.

Philip Levin C’31, New York, July 20, 1999.

Edwin V. Rementer WEv’31, Newtown Square, Pa., July 20, 1989.

George D. Stiteler W’31, West Chester, Pa., September 13, 1999.

Rev. Aubrey S. Tomlinson G’31, Louisburg, N.C., March 6, 1997. 

Samuel W. Bernheimer WEv’32, Alexandria, Va., a retired realtor; October 15, 1999.

Mollie K. Birkin Ed’32, Shaker Heights, Ohio, April 9, 1999.

Dr. Raymond F. Brittain C’32, Pittsburgh, June 24, 1997.

Meyer J. Frechie WEv’32, Fairless Hills, Pa., November 25, 1988.

William A. Garver Jr. W’32, Blue Bell, Pa., a retired executive of the Thomas Harvey Leather Co.; July 15, 1999.

Emmanuel J. George Ed’32 GEd’50, Media, Pa., June 12, 1999.

Sara Mathis Guertler Ed’32, Riverton, N.J., July 6, 1998.

Gordon F. Pember W’32, Cranbury, N.J., May 16, 1999.

William S. Pettit Ch’32 G’33, Naples, Fla., retired president, and professor of chemistry, at Ursinus College; May 25, 1999.

George Reeves W’32, Millville, N.J., retired superintendent of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery; June 16, 1999.

Irvin T. Stiteler WEv’32, West Chester, Pa., December 22, 1997.

Irwin M. Stone W’32, North Canton, Ohio.

Frances C. Thomson Ed’32 FA’40 GEd’62, Philadelphia, June 29, 1999.

Florence Pogach Wenof Ed’32, Syosset, N.Y., August 3, 1999.

Dr. A. Henry Clagett Jr. C’33 GM’43, Wilmington, Del., retired chief of cardiology at the Wilmington Medical Center and president of the medical staff of the Memorial Hospital; August 3, 1999. He had served as an associate professor of cardiology at Penn’s School of Medicine.

Herbert Fullerton ME’33, Media, Pa., a retired development engineer in the switch-gear division of General Electric; May 16, 1999. He also taught engineering at Drexel University, the University of Buffalo and the University of Virginia.

Jacob Handloff L’33, Newark, Del., founder, with his family, of the Newark Department Store, later the Newark Shopping Center; October 29, 1999.

Dr. Gemma N. Harrison FA’33 ASC’64, St. Petersburg, Fla., September 26, 1998.

Dr. George Walterman Holt M’33, Littleton, Colo., a neurologist; July 6, 1999.

John F. Kieser WEF’33, Irvington, N.J., March 6, 1996.

John J. Jaqua W’33, Indianapolis, retired president of Citizens Bank in Portland, Ore.; August 24, 1999.

John F. Kieser WEF’33, Irvington, N.J., March 6, 1996.

Nelson J. Leidner W’33 L’36, Haverford, Pa., a retired executive in estate planning with the old Pennsylvania Bank and later with the old Fidelity Bank; June 11, 1999.

John P. Love WEv’33, Leesburg, Fla., May 5, 1996.

James A. McMenamin WEv’33, Darby, Pa., retired accounting manager for General Electric; July 5, 1999.

Richard H. Morgan W’33, Princeton, N.J., June 20, 1999.

Trunette F. Olsen PSW’33, Des Moines, Wash., June 1998.

Edward Morse Roberts W’33, Queen City, Mo., June 6, 1999.

Dr. Samuel Salomon D’33, North Miami Beach, Fla., a retired dentist; August 14, 1999.

Franklin G. Stull W’33, Seattle, a general agent with Penn Mutual Life Insurance; May 18, 1999.

Dr. Louis A. Wikler C’33, Abington, Pa., a retired pediatrician and family physician who maintained a practice for many years; August 23, 1999. He served on the staffs of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and the Abington Memorial Hospital, and was police surgeon for Abington for 25 years. In the Second World War he was cited for outstanding performance in a submarine-hunting destroyer in the Battle of the North Atlantic.

Ralph M. Barley C’34 L’38, Newtown, Pa., June 21, 1997.

Joseph Bell C’34 L’37, Philadelphia, retired founding partner of the law firm Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker; October 1999. During the Second World War, he served with the War Labor Board, beginning on the regional level and rising to chair of the national board in 1946.

Russell F. Burne WEF’34, Scranton, Pa.

C. R. Chaman ChE’34, Hilton Head Island, S.C., April 23, 1999.

Raymond J. Erfle WEv’34, Abington, Pa., founder and retired executive vice president of the Lincoln Bank; August 24, 1999. A Lutheran, he had served as chair of the old Allied Jewish Appeal, because of his support of the Jewish community.

Richard W. Jennings G’34, Berkeley, Calif., professor emeritus of law at the University of California at Berkeley; August 9, 1999. He helped popularize the study of securities law with the pioneering casebook, commonly known as ‘Jennings and Marsh;’ it is in its eighth edition.

Harold E. Kohn C’34 L’37, Philadelphia, a retired lawyer; June 1999. He was nationally known for his role in the development of the contemporary practice of multi-district litigation in federal courts and for his antitrust litigation.

Elizabeth McKie G’34, Kennett Square, Pa., October 9, 1996.

Emile G. Perrot Jr. Ar’34, Rosemont, Pa., May 1999.

E. Gertrude Prior G’34, Sweet Briar, Va.

Virginia Keith Robertson G’34, Washington, a retired mathematics teacher at the National Cathedral School for Girls; June 8, 1999.

Elizabeth M. Robinson Ed’34, Fairfield, Pa.

David W. Shepard W’34, Aurora, Ill., a retired accountant with the Western Electric Co.; June 12, 1999.

Dr. Richard H. Whitaker M’34, Kernersville, N.C., a retired physician who delivered more than 7,000 babies; July 1, 1999.

Lawrence H. Baberick WEv’35, Naples, Fla., April 4, 1999.

Harold Blumberg L’35, Reading, Pa., a retired attorney; May 14, 1998.

E. Calvert Cheston L’35, Gladwyne, Pa., a retired attorney who devoted much of his time to improving the situation of Philadelphia’s needy children; July 13, 1999. He specialized in corporate law and headed several committees in the 1950s and 1960s, created to improve health care for about 7,000 neglected and dependent children.

Arthur M. Eisold L’35, Ludlow, Mass., 1983.

Anna M. Kelly Ed’35 G’39, Philadelphia, June 5, 1996.

John J. McBride W’35, Haddonfield, N.J., February 26, 1997.

Frank L. Musselman EE’35, Berwyn, Pa., September 16, 1999.

Neal T. Nolan W’35, Morrisville, Pa., May 21, 1999.

Clayton V. Pitcher W’35, Daytona Beach, Fla., March 17, 1999.

Dr. Henry P. Royster M’35, Raleigh, N.C.; a retired plastic surgeon at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital; June 13, 1999. He had served on the surgical staff of the University’s Medical School, where he taught plastic surgery for many years.

Millard F. Smith W’35, Westport, Conn., June 9, 1999.

Dr. Wayne L. Steeley D’35, Quakertown, Pa., a retired dentist; August 18, 1999.

William M. Swain ChE’35, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a retired chemical engineer; July 6, 1999. After retiring in 1982, he became active with the American Red Cross, serving as president of its Northwest chapter.

Leonard R. Viner W’35, Washington, retired owner of Arcade Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaning; August 2, 1999.

Dr. Irvin Bensman GM’36, Saint Charles, Ill., December 3, 1998.

Dr. Felix Hughes Jr. GM’36, Memphis, a pioneer in lung surgery who performed one of the first successful lung transplants in 1953; October 17, 1999. He transplanted a lung into a dog and it lived for six months after the surgery. He was chief of thoracic service at the Kennedy Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Memphis, and oversaw the thoracic-surgery residency training program of the University of Tennessee.

Mildred Carle Jones WEF’36, Kingston, Pa.

Jean E. Linton PSW’36, Philadelphia, 1996.

Dr. Donald R. Lundy V’36, Hughesville, Pa., June 25, 1999.

David W. Ritchie W’36, Raleigh, N.C., a retired consulting engineer for several steel mills in Ohio; September 21, 1999.

Dr. Sydney Rosenberg Ed’36 V’37, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired owner of the American Dog and Cat Hospital in Newark, N.J.; 1999.

Aaron Shapiro W’36, New York.

Jane Barnes Stradley CW’36 L’40 G’41, Bryn Mawr, Pa., February 17, 1994.

Dr. Russell F. Strasburger V’36, Newtown, Conn., July 29, 1999.

Victor T. Wallder Ch’36, Severn, Md., June 1999.

Albert Widder W’36, Laguna Hills, Calif., May 1999.

John E. Albrecht Jr. W’37, Bentonville, Ark., May 19, 1998.

Dr. Jerome Brawer C’37, Hackensack, N.J., a retired physician; July 4, 1999.

Harold M. Brodsky W’37, Wyndmoor, Pa., June 11, 1999.

Donald D. Cronlund C’37, Bryn Athyn, Pa., a retired insurance-claims manager; July 15, 1999.

Philip J. Crosson W’37, Margate, N.J., July 21, 1999.

John P. Essick W’37, Cleveland, July 10, 1999.

Betty Greulich G’37, Haverford, Pa., August 23, 1999.

Herbert V. Kolosky Ar’37, Cherry Hill, N.J., August 2, 1999.

Don E. Lewis V’37, Long Lake, Minn., July 1998.

Herbert J. Morris WEF’37 W’40 G’46, Nuangola, Pa., retired executive vice president of First Eastern Bank in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; August 11, 1999.

James A. Nicholson W’37, Arcadia, Calif., July 19, 1999.

Franklyn Phillips C’37, New York, a Hollywood press agent and editor of Pic and Modern Screen magazines; August 30, 1999. He later became a vice president of the New York-based public relations firm Robert S. Taplinger Associates. He had also managed some Los Angeles restaurants, including the Saloon, the Bullfrog, Trancas, Cesar’s and Paco’s.

Dr. Edward C. Preston V’37, Southern Pines, N.C., retired owner of the Preston Animal Hospital in Newton, N.J.; April 17, 1999. He also worked for the Sussex County Board of Agriculture in New Jersey to set up the artificial-breeding program for the county’s dairy industry.

James H. McKee Quinn C’37, West Chester, Pa., a retired headmaster of Episcopal Academy; July 17, 1999.

Dr. Jules Zimmerman D’37, Longboat Key, Fla., a retired dentist; September 6, 1999.

Dr. John Battle Jr. M’38, Cleveland, retired head of hematology at the Cleveland Clinic; September 2, 1999. He was a former president of the Ohio Society of Internal Medicine.

John Thompson Brennan W’38, Fort Pierce, Fla., a retired staff officer with the Federal Aviation Administration’s transportation department; September 28, 1999.

J. Carl Criswell Jr. ME’38, Springfield, Pa., August 16, 1999.

David Druckman W’38, New York, November 1997.

Dr. Norman D. Morrison GM’38, San Carlos, Calif.

Jean Paul Nuse Mu’38 GEd’40, Warrington, Pa., June 18, 1999.

Lt.Col. Frederic N. Oettinger Jr. W’38, Clarks-ville, Va., a retired officer in the U.S. Army; September 10, 1999. During the Second World War he served in Europe as commander of a rifle company; after the war, he served in the Army of Occupation in several command and staff positions, and later, combat duty in the Korean War.

William D. Rees W’38, Warren, Ohio, February 14, 1998.

Dr. Frank T. Siebert Jr., M’38, a retired pathologist, known for his extensive library of early Americana; January 23, 1998. He began his collection when frustrated, at the age of 15, that he could not find books he wanted on Native Americans and the Western frontier in Philadelphia public libraries. Over the ensuing 70 years he amassed one of the best private collections on Americana. His bibliophilic interest chiefly was the languages and mythologies of various tribes, especially the Catawbas of South Carolina and the Penobscot of Maine; in the process, he became a major authority on Native American languages. For the last 30 years of his life, he lived alone in Old Town, Maine, among the Penobscot, mastering their language and becoming its last speaker.

John J. M. Beecher C’39, Norfolk, Va., retired chief of the organization and management branch of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; August 18, 1999.

Ruth Chappell Ed’39, Williamsport, Pa., May 24, 1999.

Simon L. Cohn W’39, Greenfield, Mass., retired founder of an insurance and real-estate firm; August 5, 1999.

Dr. Bernard J. Covner G’39, Yarmouth Port, Mass., a retired professor of psychology at Yale and Wesleyan universities, the City College of New York, and the University of Minnesota; July 21, 1999. During the Second World War he worked as a civilian consultant to the U.S. Navy, and on the staff of the director of all training for the Pacific Fleet.

Arnold L. Diamondstein WEv’39, Philadelphia, August 13, 1999.

Malcom K. Fleschner W’39, Palm Beach, Fla., founder of Fleschner Becker Associates, a hedge fund; July 27, 1999.

Dr. George P. Glauner D’39, Rosemont, Pa.

Lt.Col. William A. Haines Jr. V’39, Newington, Conn., September 1, 1985.

Arthur Reed Kneibler W’39, Lake Forest, Ill., a banker and real estate developer; August 25, 1999.

Arnold C. Kotler W’39, Tampa, Fla., co-owner of the Tropical Garment Manufacturing Co., who helped found the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; August 22, 1999.

Dr. Charles Bernard McClain M’39, Lewistown, Pa., retired chief of surgical service at Lewistown Hospital; July 5, 1999. After retiring from the practice of surgery, he served for seven more years as an emergency-room physician at that hospital.

Dr. T. Augustine Ranieri M’39 GM’45, Haverford, Pa.

Dr. Harold J. Read Gr’39, Englewood, Fla., April 19, 1999.

James A. Recktenwald W’39, Falls Church, Va., retired civilian chief of major-weapons systems for the U.S. Department of the Army; September 7, 1999.

Israel Silverman W’39, Portland, Maine, February 23, 1999.

Charles K. Simon W’39, Boca Raton, Fla., March 8, 1999.

Russel W. Snow Jr. W’39, Florham Park, N.J., a retired sales manager and consultant at E.J. Brooks and Co.; May 22, 1999.

Monty M. Snyder W’39, Louisville, Ky., May 21, 1999.

Dr. Murray Spielman D’39, New York, a retired dentist; December 26, 1998.

Kenneth N. Tozzo W’39, Fort Myers, Fla., March 25, 1999.


Dr. Frank Ardito V’40, Vineland, N.J., a retired veterinarian; June 4, 1999. In addition to owning his own practice, he served as a meat inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the City of Vineland.

Ferd E. Blowers W’40, Ramsey, N.J., April 18, 1999.

Robert D. Branch L’40, Concord, N.H., a retired attorney; August 23, 1997.

Richard T. Darby C’40, Moorestown, N.J., July 20, 1999.

Hamilton H. Gilkyson III Mu’40, Sante Fe, N.M., a singer and songwriter who wrote an eclectic range of music, spanning from folk, to calypso, to music for Disney animation; January 15, 1999. His “The Bare Necessities,” for the film Jungle Book, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Dr. Chester A. Gleiser V’40, San Antonio, Texas, a retired small-animal pathologist and laboratory-animal veterinarian; September 6, 1997.

Dr. George L. Hartenstein III V’40, York, Pa., a retired veterinarian; February 13, 1999.

Gilbert Herman W’40, Annapolis, Md., an actor and producer who, as a Second World War Air Force officer, played that role in the wartime Broadway play, Winged Victory; September 6, 1999. He also produced the television programs The Alan Young Show and The Kentuckian, and went on to become a production executive for both NBC and CBS.

Dr. Ann Filak-Perez GM’40, Winter Haven, Fla.

Dr. Anne C. Kimball Gr’40, Seattle, July 23, 1999.

Dr. Sheperd Levine D’40, Albany, N.Y., a retired dentist; October 19, 1999.

Gilbert Luber W’40, Philadelphia, owner of an art gallery which specializes in antique and contemporary Japanese prints; June 7, 1999.

Jesse H. Muir Jr. ME’40, Bethlehem, Pa., a retired superintendent of the foundry division of the Bethlehem Steel Corp.; July 4, 1999.

Col. Robert Arthur Pratchett W’40, San Antonio, Texas, a film distributing executive for Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox; July 4, 1999. Born in Havana, Cuba, he earned his economics degree and then joined the U.S. Army; he was at and survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war he returned to Havana to resume work for Paramount. He remained there until the U.S. broke off relations with Cuba following Fidel Castro’s successful revolution. After a three-year stint with 20th Century Fox in Panama, he worked for an import-export business in Central and South America for 15 more years.

Henry W. Sawyer III C’40 L’47, Philadelphia, retired managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, and a crusading civil libertarian who successfully argued two landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; July 31, 1999. In Schempp v. the Abington School District (1962), the Court declared the ceremonial reading of the Bible and prayer in public schools unconstitutional, and in Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) it declared public aid to parochial schools unconstitutional. As a young lawyer in 1953, he was part of a team that defended nine officials of the local Communist Party prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department under the Smith Act, a 1940 law that made it a crime to teach or advocate the overthrow of the federal government. He was a former president of the local chapter of the ACLU. Henry spent the summer of 1965 in Mississippi, defending in court the right of African Americans to register to vote there. In local politics, he served as a thorn in the side of the controversial mayor, Frank Rizzo, “with enthusiam and distinction;” he was proud to be at the top of the mayor’s Top 10 Enemies, listed in a local magazine. In 1969 he sued the Philadelphia Police Department, alleging racial discrimination in its hiring and promotion policies; it led to a federal judge’s imposing guidelines for hiring minority officers, and in 1972 he sued the city over the funding of its pension fund. As a Democrat councilman-at-large (1956-9), he sponsored the bill that created the One Percent for Fine Arts program, requiring that 1 percent of the construction budget of any building in the city be spent on public art; passed on his last day in office, this bill has had a lasting impact on the city landscape.

Dr. William L. Sippel V’40, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., retired director of the Georgia Diagnostic Assistance Laboratory, the Florida Animal Disease Laboratory and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory; May 11, 1999.

Robert I. Staples L’40, Villanova, Pa., a retired corporate lawyer who worked for the Electric Storage Battery Co.; July 6, 1999.

Marguerite W. Watson WEv’40, Moorestown, N.J., August 21, 1999.

Dr. William Blitzstein C’41 Gr’50, Havertown, Pa., February 27, 1999.

John R. Clark G’41, Montclair, N.J., a research chemist who synthesized one of the first tranquilizers; December 29, 1998.

Charles W. Creighton Jr. L’41, Salem, Ore., a retired attorney; December 31, 1999.

Dr. Frederick A. Dry M’41, Allentown, Pa., a retired physician who had maintained a practice in Emmaus for more than 50 years; August 14, 1999. He had served as chief of general practice at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

George Fuerst W’41, Solon, Ohio, retired real estate developer and president of Harrington Electric Co.; July 21, 1999. 

Dr. Donald L. Gamble M’41, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Thomas J. Gildea WG’41, Saddle River, N.J., a retired partner with M. J. Meehan and Co.; July 7, 1999.

Frederic H. Gordon ME’41, West Chester, Pa., June 27, 1999.

Hon. Paul B. Greiner L’41, Ridgway, Pa., October 7, 1999.

Horace S. Keesey L’41 WG’47, Thousand Palms, Calif., an accountant who also had served as manager of contracts for Hughes Aircraft; September 27, 1999.

Dr. Roger J. Maloney V’41, Cedar Key, Fla., April 21, 1999.

Dr. Thomas E. Pilla C’41 GM’49, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., retired staff physician at Abington Memorial Hospital; July 4, 1999.

John G. Rodan Jr. W’41, Monroe, Mich., August 18, 1999.

Charles S. Shapiro W’41 L’48, Philadelphia, a former reporter, editor and public-information officer; September 17, 1999. He was managing editor of TV Time and Channel, a weekly magazine, and executive editor of the Jewish Exponent. He had also served as director of public relations for the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Dr. Rex A. Skidmore Gr’41, Salt Lake City.

Dr. William C. Stainback Jr. M’41, Berwyn, Pa., retired professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University; August 19, 1999. He had also served as director of surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and as president of its staff. He had taught at Penn’s School of Medicine.

Dr. John E. Strang C’41 M’44, Newton Square, Pa., retired president of the medical staff and chief attending cardiologist at Bryn Mawr Hospital; July 1, 1999.

Robert W. Troup Jr. W’41, died in Encino, Calif., on February 7, 1999, at 80 years.
  By the time he left Penn, he already had a hit under his belt: “Daddy.” Originally written for a Mask & Wig production, it became the biggest hit song of 1941. After a brief sojourn in New York as a songwriter for Tommy Dorsey, and a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps (where he served with the then-called ‘Negro Troops’), he decided to try his hand as a songwriter on the West Coast.
  He drove there in 1946 with his first wife, Cynthia Hare. They were on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when she asked, “‘Bobby why don’t you write a song about Route 40?’” he recalled. “I looked at the road map right in front of me and said, ‘It’s kind of silly to do that, because we are going to hit Route 66 right outside of Chicago, and take it all the way to Los Angeles … So about three days later, she leaned over and whispered in my ear, ‘Get your kicks on Route 66!’ And I said, ‘Goddamn—what a wonderful title!’ So I wrote half the song in the car on the way.”
  He played that much of the piece and “Baby, Baby All the Time” for Nat King Cole just days after arriving in Los Angeles: Cole recorded both songs. “Route 66” went on to became a song known worldwide in the decades since, not just for the various jazz versions, but for relatively recent ones by country artists, and the Rolling Stones, the Manhattan Transfer and the British techno-pop group Depeche Mode.
  Bobby Troup was also successful in another career: as an actor in various films, including M*A*S*H.Accompanying his second wife, Julie London, he played Dr. Joe Early in the 1970s television series Emergency!
  Enjoying a comfortable retirement in the last two decades, he had not composed much, feeling he had written all his songs and that his genre was no longer popular. One hopes he at least enjoyed the revival of Swing in the last few years.

Kenneth E. Yorke W’41, Tequesta, Fla., retired owner of an industrial supply and distribution company; June 30, 1999. While serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army’s Air Transport Command during the Second World War, he transported the Free French leader, Charles de Gaulle, to a meeting with President Roosevelt.

Dr. Morris Fiterman PH’42, Philadelphia, a retired internist; July 26, 1999. For his service in the Second World War and the Korean War, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Edward J. Flanigan II W’42, Wyncote, Pa., a founding partner of Flanigan, O’Hara & Gentry Insurance Brokers; July 3, 1999.

Dr. Morton I. Gold D’42, Schenectady, N.Y., a retired dentist; 1987.

Dr. Frank C. Hirsch C’42 D’44, Pottstown, Pa.

Dr. Joseph Katz G’42, Amityville, N.Y. He had taught at Columbia and Stanford universities, Amherst and Vassar colleges, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Toby Goldberg Kaufman CW’42, Cambridge, Mass., organizer of the first Jewish film series in San Diego; May 30, 1999. During the Second World War she was director of the Red Cross recreation program at St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York.

G. William Lazo W’42, Haddonfield, N.J., September 4, 1999.

Dr. Marvin Maser C’42 GD’55, Philadelphia, retired chief of oral surgery at Montgomery Hospital and former chief of the dental department at the old Sacred Heart Hospital; July 8, 1999. After retiring in 1985 he returned to college to earn his bachelor’s degree: he was 20 credits short of the degree at the time of his death.

Elvira A. Painter Ed’42, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired nurse for the Reading School District; February 7, 1999.

Richard G. Park III L’42 G’60, Nokomis, Fla., retired professor of law at Widener University; July 4, 1999.

Dr. Daniel W. Silfen C’42 D’45, Riverdale, N.Y., a retired dentist; September 6, 1999.

Herbert L. Thomas W’42, Hot Springs, Ark., retired president and chair of First Pyramid Life Insurance Co.; September 27, 1999.

Gabriel H. Berkovitz W’43, King of Prussia, Pa., retired executive manager and founder of the accounting firm of Glickman, Berkovitz, Levinson & Weiner; October 8, 1999.

George J. Craig Jr. WEv’43, Southampton, Pa., retired treasurer for the SEPTA transportation system; July 12, 1999. He was also a senior accountant with Stockton Bates & Co.

Dr. Thomas DeMott V’43, Kennett Square, Pa., 1997.

John J. Ditko W’43, Hanover, Pa., June 3, 1999.

Dr. William F. Elias Gr’43, Peoria, Ariz., September 19, 1998.

Thomas A. Ford W’43, Albany, N.Y., an accountant who also practiced law with Thuillez, Ford, Gold, and Conolly; August 24, 1999.

Dr. Simon B. Forman GM’43, a physician; Philadelphia.

Dr. Marvin M. Graham D’43, Naples, Fla., a retired dentist; June 30, 1999.

Thomas M. Hills WG’43, Sacramento, Calif., August 1997.

Allan W. Keusch L’43, Hilton Head Island, S.C., November 28, 1998.

Charles Miller Kschinka L’43, Vero Beach, Fla., a retired district attorney for Sullivan County (Pa.); July 26, 1999. He also served as president of Sullivan County National Bank until it merged with Citizens and Northern Bank, and served as director there until his retirement.

Albert M. Low W’43, Pompano Beach, Fla., August 16, 1997.

Ruth V. Lyver GEd’43, Bryn Mawr, Pa., July 3, 1999.

Rev. George H. Rankin W’43, Annapolis, Md., a minister in the Moravian Church who was an instructor at the U.S. Naval Intelligence School; June 9, 1999.

Dr. William E. Rielly D’43, Oceanside, Calif., September 5, 1999.

Francis P. Ryan W’43 WG’48, Rochester, N.Y., July 1999.

Lucile Caldwell Sims CW’43 WG’43, Randolph, Vt., November 1998.

Nathaniel A. Stern W’43 GEd’57, Philadelphia, February 10, 1999.

Aaron J. Udell W’43, Youngstown, Ohio, April 22, 1999.

James Van Wagner W’43, Juno Beach, Fla., a retired vice president and director of the General Motors Acceptance Corp.; October 10, 1999.

Kenyon W. Watson Jr. W’43, Toms River, N.J., April 25, 1999.

Dr. Robert H. Witmer M’43, Lancaster, Pa., June 8, 1999.

Joseph F. Zeik L’43, Glassport, Pa., April 7, 1997.

Charles B. Ellis WG’44, Los Angeles, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; September 12, 1999. He was a longtime contributor to Thailand’s StarPicsmagazine.

Dr. Claude E. Gage D’44, Cortland, N.Y.

G. William Grissinger W’44 WG’48, Naples, Fla., founder of a CPA firm in Cleveland who also had served as an adjunct professor of accounting at Cleveland State University; August 10, 1999.

Dr. Theodore P. Reed III C’44 M’46, Easton, Md., a gynecologist who served for more than 35 years at Lankenau Hospital; August 16, 1999.

M. Margaret Ryan Ed’44, Plattsburgh, N.Y., April 10, 1999.

Richard Wood Schutte ChE’44, Bonita Springs, Fla., a retired chemical engineer; June 3, 1999. He had worked for 30 years in research and development for the Scott Paper Co.

Helga Aschaffenburg PSW’45, Medford, N.J., September 10, 1999.

Dr. Barbara S. Boyd V’45, Raphine, Va., a veterinarian who was the first woman licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia; May 2, 1999.

Dr. Douglas Hendon Clark M’45, Lumberton, N.C., a retired surgeon; September 1999.

Dr. Henry Drinker M’45, Wyndmoor, Pa., retired chief of pediatrics and head of the nursing department at Chestnut Hill Hospital; May 26, 1999. He was a visiting professor at the University’s School of Medicine and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Margaret C. McColl CW’45 G’46, Media, Pa., June 1997.

Dr. William Whitlock Mattson Jr. M’45 GM’49, Tacoma, Wash., a retired physician; July 1999.

William H. Norris G’45, Norfolk, Va., 1998.

Harriet D. Richmond Ed’45, Seattle, professor of occupational therapy at the University of Puget Sound; June 29, 1999. She had earlier served as head of occupational therapy for Seattle’s public schools.

William L. ten Cate C’45, Chalfont, Pa., August 27, 1999. Despite suffering polio as a young man and being confined to a wheelchair for most of his life, he operated a real estate agency and helpded found the Consumers Party, He also set up and ran a business that manufactured high-fidelity and recording equipment.

Dr. John L. Allen M’46, Riverside, Pa., retired medical director at the Danville State Hospital; July 20, 1999.

Marjorie L. Early DH’46, Allentown, Pa., owner, with her husband, of Josh Early Candies; September 28, 1999.

A. B. Virkler Legate W’46, South Pines, N.C., March 22, 1999.

Dr. Ralph H. MacMurtrie C’46 D’48, Ambler, Pa., a retired dental surgeon who specialized in pediatric dentistry; August 9, 1999. He also sponsored a Little League baseball team in Lansdale, called Dr. Mac’s Wisdom Kids.

Dr. Norman Morrel C’46, Hewlett, N.Y., a retired dentist; September 3, 1998.

Raymond Stengel Ed’46, Springfield, Pa., November 26, 1996.

Thelma Smith Armstrong WG’47, Harrisburg, Pa., a retired teacher at Northern High School in Dillsburg; September 12, 1998.

Dr. Hugh F. Dailey V’47, Orlando, Fla., 1980.

Hon. William M. Duffy Jr. L’47, Yorklyn, Del., September 24, 1997.

Gloria B. Frank CW’47, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., June 5, 1999.

Dr. Charles E. Gundlach V’47, Springfield, Va., a veterinarian and retired U.S. Food and Drug Administration official; May 15, 1999.

Roland L. Larrabee W’47, Ocean City, N.J., May 31, 1999.

Dr. Joseph Peter McEvoy GM’47, Seattle, a retired ophthalmologist; March 8, 1999.

Ida Gager Midgett CW’47, Chester Springs, Pa., May 1996.

Ivan C. Snell W’47, Lake Worth, Fla., May 23, 1999.

Dr. Louis Henry Stein D’47, White Plains, N.Y., a retired surgeon; September 2, 1999.

James B. Brooks WG’48, Hockessin, Del., April 30, 1999.

Dr. Bernard E. Cohler GM’48, Chicago, a retired surgeon; April 16, 1999.

Dr. Edwin Curtis Evans GM’48, Atlanta, July 6, 1998.

Dr. Charles Highsmith Jr. GM’48, Troy, N.Y., a retired surgeon; June 9, 1999. He served on the local board of commissioners.

Dr. Burton M. Jerome D’48, White Plains, N.Y.

Hon. Edwin G. Johnson W’48, Las Vegas, May 6, 1999.

Thomas C. Leonards Jr. C’48, Berwyn, Pa., an insurance executive with the old Insurance Co. of North America; September 14, 1999. He also won several national championships in squash.

Robert A. Merkel W’48, Springfield, Pa., a retired statistician and economic analyst in the petroleum-chemicals department of the DuPont Co.; September 3, 1999.

Michael A. Poppiti L’48, Wilmington, Del., a retired attorney; 1999.

William N. Richards G’48, Camp Hill, Pa., a retired assistant secretary of museum programs at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington; September 13, 1999. He also had served as director of the William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg, had been involved in the restoration of the Ephrata Cloister, and in the development of the Pennsylvania Farm Museum in Landis Valley and the Pennsylvania Museum of Rail Transportation at Strasburg.

Dr. Sidney R. Rucker V’48, King of Prussia, Pa., a retired veterinarian and supervisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture; June 5, 1999.

Dorothy Minter Spicer Ed’48, El Cajon, Calif., a retired nursing instructor; June 22, 1999.

Dr. Paul W. Vineyard Jr. C’48 D’53, Silver Spring, Md., a retired dentist; September 9, 1999.

Alice Miller Abel CW’49, Malibu, Calif., June 28, 1999.

Elizabeth Bradley Barber G’49, Bridgeport, Conn.

Seymour J. Fader EE’49 WG’50, Paramus, N.J., professor emeritus of management and industrial relations at Ramapo College, July 24, 1999.

George B. Francis L’49, North Wildwood, N.J., a retired appellate judge of the New Jersey Superior Court; September 16, 1999. Before being appointed to the Cape May County Superior Court in 1961, he had served as county prosecutor.

Alexander M. Gusdorff Jr. W’49, Philadelphia, December 26, 1997.

Kenneth R. Hall G’49, Washington, a retired archivist at the National Archives who specialized in water-transportation records; June 20, 1999.

Leonard Kalish W’49, Torrance, Calif., July 31, 1999.

John I. Larson C’49, Warren, Pa., a retired engineer with the Carborundum Co.; June 21, 1997. During the Second World War he served with the U.S. Army in Europe and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Elwood McMorrow EE’49, Waterford, Conn., a retired senior engineer at Raytheon’s submarine signal division in Portsmouth, R.I.; October 17, 1999.

Mahlon M. Nemirow W’49, West Hempstead, N.Y., January 15, 1998.

Dr. Robert Vernlund GM’49, New London, N.H., retired ophthalmologist and assistant clinical professor of ophthalmological surgery at the University of Connecticut; September 5, 1999.

Carl Edward Votti C’49, Austin, Texas, a retired engineer with the DuPont Company; August 10, 1999. For his service in the Second World War, he received two awards of the Purple Heart, as well as the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.


Virginia Frey Appler CCC’50, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; August 8, 1999. She had been employed in the customer-service department of the old B. Altman Co. in New Jersey, and retired to Florida in 1988.

Dr. David W. Baker M’50, Chester, Nova Scotia, July 4, 1999.

Ardithanne G. Boyle CW’50, Philadelphia, a retired research chemist at Jefferson Hospital, Graduate Hospital, the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center; July 8, 1999.

Earl T. Butler WEv’50, Haddonfield, N.J., December 14, 1997.

Helen T. Butler Nu’50, West Chester, Pa., retired director of nursing at Bryn Mawr Hospital; October 5, 1999.

Joanne B. Carpenter CW’50, Everett, Wash., a retired elementary schoolteacher; May 21, 1999.

Edward J. Coffey Jr. WEF’50, San Antonio, Texas, November 7, 1997.

Dr. Norman E. Duggan D’50, West Bath, Maine, March 19, 1999.

Dr. Gordon F. Eycleshimer D’50, Winter Haven, Fla., a retired dentist.

Dr. Robert Franken GM’50, San Angelo, Texas, March 7, 1998.

Charles M. Fruithandler W’50, El Paso, Texas, a retired attorney; March 4, 1999.

Solomon Hoffman W’50, Jenkintown, Pa., April 29, 1999.

Capt. David I. Jacobs WG’50, Fairfax, Va., a retired captain in the U.S. Navy who was a veteran of three wars; August 9, 1999. 

Donald E. McComas Jr. W’50, Warren, Pa., a retired accountant with General Electric; September 7, 1999.

William H. McGill W’50, Plantation, Fla., March 19, 1999.

Joseph J. Minecci WEv’50, Philadelphia, December 21, 1991.

Dr. Henry D. Piper Gr’50, Murphysboro, Ill., professor emeritus of English and former dean of liberal arts and sciences at Southern Illinois University; July 25, 1999. During the Second World War he worked as a research chemist at the DuPont Co., where he supervised the manufacture of TNT; he later worked on the development of the atomic bomb as a part of the Manhattan Project.

Dr. Vincent H. Prendeville D’50, Albany, N.Y.

Rocco J. Olivadoti C’50, Long Branch, N.J., March 29, 1999.

Ferruccio L. Rocchi WEv’50, Aston, Pa., June 4, 1999.

Dr. James B. Shuler GM’50, Tallahassee, Fla., August 13, 1998.

Cornelius G. Stauffer WEv’50, Chalfont, Pa., 1997.

Dr. C. Jane Stegemann CW’50 Gr’61, Quincy, Mass., September 20, 1999.

James Graham Stevens W’50, Portland, Ore., February 1994.

Jean P. Vincent Ed’50, Borrego Springs, Calif., May 9, 1999.

Dr. Caldwell S. Walker D’50, Upper Montclair, N.J.

Dr. William H. Bryan GM’51, Kansas City, Mo., a general surgeon in private practice; June 13, 1993.

Ruth Aronson Coulter CW’51, Silver Spring, Md., former columnist and obituary writer for Montgomery Journal;August 13, 1999.

Rev. Charles K. Dwyer C’51, Albany, N.Y., February 16, 1999.

Dr. Anita J. Faatz GrS’51, Amelia Island, Fla., April 9, 1999.

Anthony T. Galasso WEv’51, Mt. Laurel, N.J., May 24, 1999.

Janet B. Geiges OT’51, Havertown, Pa., September 28, 1999.

Milton O. Gross W’51, Gaithersburg, Md., an attorney; May 15, 1998.

Peter S. Hepp ChE’51, Jacksonville, Fla., a retired executive with the Sun Oil Co.; June 8, 1999. He had served as an engineer and later as president of the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

Dr. Eloise Rallings Lewis GEd’51, the founding dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina; Greensboro, N.C.

Leo H. Loffel L’51, Merion, Pa., October 4, 1999.

Donald H. Mahan Ar’51, Lake Bluff, Ill., June 24, 1999.

Carol C. Mahoney CW’51, Oklahoma City, a retired English teacher at Hefner Junior and Putnam City North high schools; August 27, 1999.

Maurice J. Matteson Jr. G’51, Sellersville, Pa., April 9, 1998.

John A. McHugh Jr. WEF’51, Pittsburg, Calif., October 24, 1984.

Dr. Howard E. Mitchell Gr’51, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of management and human resources at the Wharton School, and an outspoken champion of social and racial equality; October 1, 1999. A clinical psychologist who served as the chief research psychologist at Lankenau Hospital, he was the second African American faculty member hired by Penn. In 1963 he was appointed associate director of the Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement, a move which led him to re-focus his career from community psychology to urban activism. He established the Penn human-resources program in 1964 and directed it until 1985; he retired in 1992.

James Edson O’Connell L’51, Waverly, Pa., an attorney; March 22, 1999.

Dr. William W. Old III GM’51, Lexington, Va., May 14, 1999.

Dr. Harold Rolland Schade D’51, Gilgo Beach, N.Y., a dentist; July 19, 1999.

S. Shirley Stine Nu’51 GNu’63, Easton, Pa., retired director of nursing at Grand View Hospital and teacher of nursing at Germantown Hospital; September 8, 1999.

Barbara S. Cronfeld Ed’52, Wyncote, Pa., February 1995.

Mary Morris Cuyjet SW’52, Cheswold, Del., September 21, 1999.

Dr. Forrest W. Frease Gr’52, Greeley, Colo., professor emeritus of English at the University of Northern Colorado and first dean of its School of Arts and Sciences; June 25, 1999.

Robert E. Higgins WEv’52, New York, a retired business manager in the broadcasting industry; June 24, 1999. He began his career with Westinghouse’s KDKA in Pittsburgh, later relocating to their headquarters in Washington. He then worked at WJZ in Baltimore, and at KYW, Philadelphia, in both radio and television.

Michael F. Hughes Jr. WEv’52, Bristol, Pa., a tax accountant for Conrail; June 11, 1997.

H. Jean Irwin CW’52, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a systems analyst with Shared Medical Systems in East Whiteland for 30 years; April 27, 1999. She had earlier worked at the old Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia for 17 years.

Dr. Richard W. Juvancic M’52, Girard, Ohio, former medical director of WellCare Health Plan, Inc.; February 21, 1999.

Henry W. Parkhurst Jr. C’52, Milford, Del., September 22, 1999.

Dr. Lawrence W. Ryan GM’52, Radnor, Pa., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist and physician emeritus at Lankenau Hospital; October 8, 1999.

Dr. A. Mervin Tyson Gr’52, Tampa, Fla., July 26, 1998.

William T. Anderson Jr. W’53, Morristown, N.J., April 29, 1999.

Wallace L. Clapp Jr. C’53, Indianapolis, a former insurance editor for Rough Notes; June 8, 1999.

Donald W. Dexter WG’53, Philadelphia, February 26, 1999.

Charles P. Forbes GEd’53, Lima, Pa., a retired teacher, coach and school administrator, and a long time baseball umpire; July 11, 1999. Bucky retired in 1980 as assistant principal of Lansdowne-Aldan High School and in 1992, after more than four decades of umpiring at all levels of amateur baseball. In 1939 he had played on the U.S. amateur baseball team and in that same year played for the old Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia, one of a number of amateur teams that competed in exhibition games as part of the opening ceremonies for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Richard W. Gulick W’53, West Chester, Pa., former CEO and president of Ellisco Inc., manufacturer of sheet-metal products; August 10, 1999.

Ralph W. Kieffer G’53, Fleetwood, Pa., a retired professor of German at Kutztown University; June 11, 1999. He also had taught and coached at Fleetwood High School.

Richard A. Lewis Ar’53, Glenside, Pa., a partner with Lewis and Rogers, an architectural firm; April 25, 1999. His specialty in recent years was retirement and nursing-home facilities.

Dr. Elliott D. Marcus GD’53, Easton, Pa., a retired orthodontist; July 31, 1999.

Nancy D. Super GEd’53, Hazleton, Pa., July 15, 1997.

Dr. Salo Weindling Gr’53, Yardley, Pa., founding head of the German department at Springfield Township High School; September 20, 1999. He had earlier taught French and European history at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion, after coming to this country in 1949. He made German translations of Dante’s La Divina Commedia, Petrarch’s sonnets and Shakespeare’s sonnets, and his own German poetry was published.

Joseph C. Woodcock L’53, Ridgwood, N.J., November 2, 1997.

Ruth E. Baker Nu’54, Ambler, Pa., July 4, 1999.

Robert N. Boltz PT’54, Tremont, Pa., December 17, 1996.

Dr. Robert S. Byck C’54 M’59, a psychiatrist and brain researcher at Yale Medical School who in 1979 gave the U.S. Congress an early warning that the country faced an epidemic of crack-cocaine use; August 9, 1999.

Joanne Meltzer Craul Nu’54, Manlius, N.Y., a retired professor of nursing at the SUNY in Syracuse; August 9, 1999.

Dr. George W. Evans M’54, Essex, Mass.

Dr. Douglas A. Fulton D’54, Rochester, N.Y., a practicing dentist for more than 40 years; October 11, 1998.

Edward Garrigues GEd’54, Chapel Hill, N.C., retired principal of Pedricktown Elementary School in Woodstown, N.J.; June 1, 1999.

Walter L. Gordon GEd’54, Narberth, Pa., retired president of the Camden County (N.J.) Education Association; July 21, 1999. He also served as treasurer of the Camden branch of the NAACP and president of the Camden County Health and Welfare Council.

Joseph L. Heaney WG’54, Mahwah, N.J., a retired manager for IBM; September 21, 1999.

Irving Morgenroth C’54 L’57, Cherry Hill, N.J., chief counsel and executive vice president of the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co. in Philadelphia; October 15, 1999.

James J. Nugent WEv’54, Philadelphia, a retired systems analyst at Philadelphia Electric; August 2, 1999.

Rinaldo A. Paci MtE’54, Lansdale, Pa., a retired metallurgical engineer; June 1, 1999.

Harriet C. Treatman CW’54 SW’57, Gladwyne, Pa., a social worker; October 26, 1999. She taught and counseled in the social work departments at Hahnemann University, the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Burlington County Family Services of Mount Holly (N.J.), and Psychological Resources of Bala Cynwyd.

Frederick F. Tweed WEv’54, Holland, Pa.

Frederick J. Veith WEv’54, Levittown, Pa., a former labor-relations negotiator for the Printing Industries of New York Trade Association and then a labor administrator for Teamsters Union Local 27 in New York; June 7, 1999.

John W. Vollmayer WG’54, Reno, Nev., July 13, 1998.

Dr. Christian G. Wornas GM’54, Reading, Pa., March 27, 1997.

Nellie D. Munnell Nu’55, Athens, Ga., August 1995.

Dr. Hiram Simmons Davis Gr’55, Prescott, Ariz., July 2, 1999.

James Kyriakos WEv’55, Media, Pa., May 19, 1999.

Dr. Jack H. Neff C’55 GD’59, Wynnewood, Pa., retired chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital; June 3, 1999.

Dr. William J. Nunan GrD’55, Ocean City, N.J., May 1999.

Richard Otto W’55, New Hyde Park, N.Y., August 18, 1999.

Dr. Ruth Neuer Puckett CW’55 Gr’70, Santa Barbara, Calif., May 15, 1998.

Dr. Albin Schiff D’55, Philadelphia, a retired dentist in private practice who also worked for the Philadelphia school district; June 17, 1999.

William D. Bryant GEd’56, Wilmington, N.C., retired director of vocational education for the Greensboro school system; May 31, 1999.

Dr. David H. F. Liu Gr’56, Blaine, Wash., October 27, 1995.

Dr. W. James Maytum M’56, Marina Del Ray, Calif., February 14, 1999.

Dr. Edward J. Wallace D’56, Collegeville, Pa.

Dr. Gustaf Evan Engstrom Jr. M’57, Marmora, N.J., May 28, 1999.

Mary L. Malley Nu’57, Philadelphia, February 3, 1998.

Geoffrey Murdoch C’57, Haverford, Pa., former president of Britton Murdoch, a real estate investment firm; July 16, 1999.

Jeanneanne D. Poore CW’57, Malvern, Pa., October 22, 1999; she had volunteered with the American Red Cross.

Sidney Small WEv’57, Glenside, Pa., July 14, 1999.

J. Arnold Bair G’58, West Chester, Pa., retired regional director of trust operations for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; October 13, 1999. He later served as tax collector for West Goshen Township.

Dr. David F. Hawke Gr’58, Madison, Conn., professor emeritus of American history at Lehman College of the City University of New York; June 20, 1999. He wrote several widely admired books about people and events in the American Revolution, most notably Benjamin Rush: Revolutionary Gadfly, a biography of the 18th-century physician which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1972.

Dr. John B. Schmidt V’58, Spain.

Fuad K. Taima W’58, McLean, Va., an international business consultant for American companies in the Middle East, and a founder of the American Iraqi Foundation; May 26, 1999. He, his wife and their teenage son were found in their home, shot. He frequently had told family friends that he received death threats, and his car was firebombed in front of their house in 1990, about the time he helped set up the foundation, which furthers trade between the two countries. It was involved in attempts for a diplomatic solution to the Persian Gulf War, and was part of a delegation that went to Iraq, met with President Saddam Hussein, and returned with 14 hostages.

Fred. A. Basehore GEd’59, Lancaster, Pa., May 21, 1999.

Dr. John F. Millett D’59, Utica, N.Y., May 14, 1999.

Donald John Richardson WG’59, Salt Lake City, a business owner; July 24, 1999.

Edward D. Stubblebine W’59, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., retired general manager of the draft-beer division of the Pabst Brewery Co., in San Antonio, Texas; September 28, 1999. He had earlier worked, for more than 25 years, at Stroh’s Schlitz Brewery in Detroit.

Carl F. Weber Jr. W’59, Hatboro, Pa., an accountant and former president of moving companies; August 14, 1999. Since 1993 he operated C. Weber & Co., an accounting firm. He also was an auditor for Jackson Township and treasurer of the Susquehanna County Chamber of Commerce.


Dr. Richard R. DiGuardi GD’60, Coatesville, Pa., former chief of oral surgery at Episcopal and Brandywine hospitals; June 16, 1999. He was also an assistant professor of dentistry at the University’s School of Dental Medicine.

William A. Fennelly Jr. WG’60, Geneva, Ill., retired vice president of manufacturing for Baxter Travenol Laboratories; September 8, 1999.

Arnold Gavurin W’60, Jupiter, Fla., a retired engineer for Motorola; October 6, 1999.

Dr. Romeo A. Luongo Jr. GM’60, an ear, nose and throat specialist who maintained a Center City Philadelphia practice for more than 30 years; October 15, 1999. He also was a plastic surgeon and a practitioner of cryosurgery.

William R. Schwenk ME’60, Boulder, Colo., owner of Coastwise Associates, a consulting firm; June 17, 1999.

Edythe N. Abrams Ed’61, Philadelphia, October 9, 1998.

Paul L. Aiken Jr. G’61, Margate City, N.J., April 22, 1999.

Dr. Charles R. Borchardt GD’61, Charlottesville, Va., an oral surgeon who had served as assistant professor of oral surgery at the University of Virginia; July 6, 1999.

Raymond K. Denworth L’61, Philadelphia, a retired lawyer; August 3, 1999. He had specialized in complex bankruptcies and securities litigation.

Dr. Eva J. Mertz Fairhurst D’61, Augusta, Ga., a professor at the Medical College of Georgia; July 26, 1999.

Forrest R. Browne Jr. G’62, Juneau, Alaska, July 17, 1999.

Thomas A. Diamond W’62, Costa Mesa, Calif., professor of law at Whittier College; July 9, 1999.

Alan M. Goffman C’62, New York, an art dealer and collector who was a pioneer in promoting American illustration; June 2, 1997. He was famous for his collection of Rockwell, Leyendecker, Parrish and Pyle.

Marjorie E. Roberts Nu’62, Fort Washington, Pa., August 27, 1997.

Dr. George E. Shagory WG’62, Hollis, N.H., chair of the business department at Rivier College; April 4, 1999. He was also a former professor of management at Babson College and the University of Florida.

Michael Albert Lorberblatt FA’63, New York, a sculptor and painter; September 2, 1999.

Dr. Harry C. Millar II V’63, Jupiter, Fla., retired owner of the Millar Animal Hospital in Oakhurst, N.J.; July 25, 1999.

Kathleen C. Rogers GEd’63, Baltimore, June 5, 1994.

Dr. Jefrey M. Arlen C’64 M’68, Paso Robles, Calif., April 23, 1995.

Leonard Kupperstein SW’64, Warminster, Pa., retired director of operations for the state welfare department for 35 years; July 5, 1999.

John M. Machesky WG’64, Meadville, Pa., March 1998.

Dr. Lina Ruiz Gr’64, Millersville, Pa., September 28, 1997.

Paul M. Schuchardt C’64, Jamesburg, N.J., June 11, 1999.

Richard C. Williams Jr. C’64, Marblehead, Mass., a well-known writer, chantey singer and corporate video producer; June 27, 1999. Since 1982 he had owned Ocean City Productions, which produced videos for clients that included PBS, Gillette and Raytheon. He was an internationally recognized chantey singer and interpreter of 17th- and 18th-century maritime history: he performed with the Scurvy Dogs of Marblehead and the Freemen of the Sea.

Paul M. Albert W’65, Newington, Conn., October 9, 1999.

Dr. Ronald P. Andrews M’65, Jenkintown, Pa., a rheumatologist who served as staff physician at Abington Memorial Hospital for 27 years; September 3, 1999. He was a former president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania division of the Arthritis Foundation.

Paul F. Dice Jr. V’65, Seattle, a veterinarian; July 15, 1999. A specialist in eye problems, he founded the Animal Eye Clinic and treated a range of animals, from domestic pets to orca whales and the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Evan C. Archer Jr. L’66, Shelburne, Vt., an attorney; June 1999.

Ellen M. McGuire GNu’66, Longmeadow, Mass., August 22, 1998.

Chen Pang Tan Gr’66, Potomac, Md., a retired structural engineer with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; September 17, 1999.

Peter M. Stern L’66, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., an attorney; May 14, 1999.

Earle E. Casteen WEv’67, Linwood, N.J., June 24, 1999.

Dr. Elaine J. Dobbins Nu’67 GNu’67 Gr’95, Philadelphia, a family therapist on the staff of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; June 30, 1999. She had previously taught at Penn and at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1980 she volunteered as a nurse in refugee camps in Cambodia, and in 1996 she spent a year as a nurse in Guatemala and Mexico.

Michael Woodruff Lillie L’67, Englewood, Colo., an attorney who had practiced in New York and Denver; October 10, 1999.

Rev. Michael J. Long G’67, Sellersville, Pa., April 1999.

Dr. Thampy Mammen Gr’67, Green Bay, Wisc., April 1999; he had taught at St. Norbert College.

Charles A. Pfeffer III WG’67, Portland, Maine, retired manager for H. M. Payson; July 3, 1999, of a heart attack while in the Azores. He had completed a solo crossing of the Atlantic in his sailboat.

Dr. Joseph E. Rhen Gr’67, Middletown, Pa., May 3, 1999.

Paul F. Abbott WEv’68, Villanova, Pa., a manager for the Yarway Corp.; July 7, 1999.

James A. Giardina WG’68, Forest Hills, N.Y., July 2, 1999.

Dr. Louis A. Karp GM’68, Narberth, Pa., a prominent eye surgeon and head of ophthalmology at Pennsylvania Hospital; September 20, 1999. He also had taught pathology and ophthalmology at the University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Barbara S. Miller Gr’68, New York, April 19, 1993.

Joe Shapiro C’68, Los Angeles, former general counsel for Walt Disney Co., and chief negotiator with the French government on Disneyland Paris; September 23, 1999. He was married to the tennis professional, Pam Shriver.

Albert J. Subach WG’68, Smithtown, N.Y.

Roland W. Batten C’69 GAr’74, Shelburne, Vt., an architect who specialized in private residences; June 1, 1999, while hiking in Sardinia.

Dr. Clarendon Bowman C’69, Clermont, Fla., medical director of emergency services at Health Central; June 13, 1999, when his glider plane crashed at the National Soaring Contest in Minden, Nev. Earning his pilot’s license in 1975, he founded Coral Reef Flying Services in Key Largo, giving flying lessons and flying charters in the Caribbean. He took up soaring in 1980, and in 1997 won the national championship, earning a spot on the U.S. Soaring team that competed in the World Air Games in Turkey.

Richard John Hogan C’69, Fairfax, Va.; a magazine editor and writer; September 3, 1999.

Edward R. Kanigowski WEv’69, Moorestown, N.J., May 8, 1997.

Dr. David B. Mosher M’69, Lincoln, Mass., a dermatologist; August 24, 1999. He specialized in vitiligo and other skin-pigmentation diseases.

Lt. Col. Elaine J. Vak Nu’69, Aptos, Calif.


Dr. Thomas C. Beall GD’70, North Palm Beach, Fla., an endodontist; September 5, 1999. He was a former president of the North Palm Beach Dental Society.

James Joseph Cannella WG’70, Mason City, Iowa, an attorney; April 8, 1998.

Eric Maxwell Heiner WG’70, Charlottesville, Va., a real estate developer; October 18, 1999. He helped in the redevelopment of downtown Charlottesville, especially in the establishment of the Downtown Mall.

Dr. Walter P. Hoffman SW’70 GrS’75, Victoria, British Columbia, February 19, 1999.

Marguerite A. Hutchins G’70, Philadelphia, a retired Latin teacher at West Catholic High School for Girls; June 24, 1999.

Dr. Edwin Kashub C’70 D’73, a dentist; Philadelphia.

Paul J. Mahoney Jr. W’70, Smithfield, R.I., director of print advertising for CVS, the drugstore chain; June 4, 1999..

Dr. Nancy J. Howes GEd’71, Greenwich, N.Y., chair of organizations and management at the Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H.; August 15, 1999. She had retired as professor of educational administration at the State University of New York, Albany.

Dr. Nadja Kuller CW’71, Cottage Grove, Ore., an orthopedic surgeon and acupuncturist on staff at the Cottage Grove Hospital; September 22, 1999.

Robert W. Stilwell SW’71, Blue Bell, Pa.

Dr. Maxine H. Rosoff Klein CW’72, Jericho, N.Y., a cardiologist who served as director of coronary care at Mid-Island Hospital; June 24, 1999.

Steve Crum ChE’73, Kinnelon, N.J., chief operating officer of American Cyanamid; July 20, 1999.

Dr. John J. Horan Jr. D’73, Worcester, Mass.

Dr. Barbara K. Kopytoff Gr’73, Narberth, Pa., an anthropologist and lawyer; August 20, 1999. She was an expert on the culture and history of the Maroons of Jamaica, descendants of escaped slaves. She had taught anthropology at Penn and at Temple, Johns Hopkins and Lehigh universities. After earning a law degree in 1987, she collaborated on research of the legal aspects of American slavery with Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Hon’75, until his death in 1998.

Joseph T. Ramenda W’73, Odessa, Fla., a lawyer, accountant and financial planner; May 28, 1999.

Dr. Frank Greenberg M’74, Washington, July 3, 1998.

Dr. Monroe J. Haegele Gr’74, Jenkintown, Pa., former vice president, chief economist and chief planner for the old First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust Co.; June 25, 1999. He recently formed Provident Distributors Inc., a mutual-fund distribution company.

Robert W. Heller WEv’74 WEv’77, Richboro, Pa., a retired systems analyst with Exide Battery Co.; September 15, 1999.

Robert H. Lins C’74, Bedford, Pa., September 2, 1991.

Dr. Gregory R. Owens M’74 GM’78, Oakmont, Pa., chief pulmonologist at Montefiore Hospital and then at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Oakland; September 17, 1999. In the 1970s, before it was widely considered an issue, he conducted research at the University of Pittsburgh on how smokers could dramatically improve their health by not smoking.

Mary J. Ballman CGS’75, Ardmore, Pa.

Dr. Samuel D. Iaquinta GD’75, Bristol, Wisc., an endodontist who also taught at the Marquette University Dental School; September 2, 1999.

Helen T. Diamond SW’76, Villas, N.J., March 23, 1999.

Leonard J. Chaikowsky II GAr’77 GCP’77 GFA’77,Shenandoah, Pa., September 5, 1998.

Dr. Eric S. Copeland D’78, Wilmington, Del.

Dr. Joseph F. Marino M’78, Philadelphia, October 1996.

Dr. Gloria O. Becker CGS’79 G’79 Gr’84, Charlotte, N.C., June 5, 1999.

Dr. Linda B. Spungen G’79 Gr’81, Scarsdale, N.Y., a psychologist with the Ulster County children’s and preschool programs; September 19, 1998. She also maintained a private practice.


Robert L. Acuff Jr. WG’80, Newark, Del., an administrator with McBride Shopa & Co., an accounting firm; September 1, 1999.

Margaret M. Frank GAr’81 GLA’81, Providence, R.I., professor of architecture and landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design; October 1, 1999. She was also a visiting faculty member at Harvard and Cornell universities.

Dr. George A. Marzelli D’81, Gladwyne, Pa., a dentist who had maintained a practice in Bryn Mawr for 17 years; September 6, 1998.

Dr. William W. Pugh Gr’83, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dr. Terry F. Miller V’84, Allentown, Pa., a veterinarian who owned the Walbert Animal Hospital; October 9, 1999, drowned off the coast at Miami Beach.

Sallyanne W. Sullivan C’84 GEd’85, Malvern, Pa., a former corporate attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads; September 1, 1999.

William A. James WG’88, Dallas, February 27, 1993.

Dr. Gregory T. Smith D’89, Monrovia, Calif.


John L. Ayers C’90, Detroit, July 11, 1996.

Lauren Bessette WG’91, New York, a senior investment banker at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where she specialized in Asian financial markets; July 16, 1999, in the plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard that also killed her sister, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Devin Steve Shaffer C’90, Denver, a former varsity tennis coach at Denver University; June 19, 1999. He had been a policy assistant to former Governor Roy Romer, and recently served as law clerk to a federal judge.

Katie Brant C’92, Villanova, Pa., founder of Katie’s Kids for the Cure, who had battled brain cancer for 10 years; July 10, 1999. After Penn she had worked in marketing for Time Warner, Inc., then as national director of corporate marketing for UNICEF. In the summer of 1998 her illness forced her to abandon her career, so she started Katie’s Kids: it raised almost $150,000 towards research for a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

Dr. Pell J. White Gr’93, Woodstown, N.J., a nuclear power-production engineer; September 30, 1999.

Scott Christopher Pugh L’96, Sandy, Utah, August 2, 1997, in an automobile accident.

Peter John Berkebile CGS’97, Charlotte, N.C., April 18, 1998.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. A. Henry Clagett Jr. See Class of 1933.

Lajos S. Csiszar, Lansdowne, Pa., fencing coach at the University from 1948 to his retirement in 1974; February 20, 1997. Throughout the years he coached two Olympic and world champions, nine NCAA individual champions, 17 All Americans, 11 national fencing-team members and dozens of Olympic team members. He also taught at the Salle Csiszar Club on campus. Within five years of coming to Penn, he led it to an 8-1 season and the first NCAA championship Penn had won in any sport. He was named Penn’s coach of the year in 1954. Maestro Csiszar coached the U.S. team in the 1956 Olympics, the 1970 world championships and the Pan-American Games of 1963 and 1971.

Dr. Richard R. DiGuardi. See Class of 1960.

Dr. Elaine J. Dobbins. See Class of 1967.

Dr. Henry Drinker. See Class of 1945.

Dr. Phyllis Sampson Heimer, retired assistant professor of medicine at the University, July 1999.

Dr. David K. Hildebrand, Lower Merion, Pa., professor of statistics who had served as department chair from 1985 to 1990; July 13, 1999. He joined the Penn faculty in 1965, twice serving as moderator of the University Council, and chair of the Faculty Senate, 1992-3. Dr. Hildebrand specialized in models and methods for analyzing categorical data. He wrote Statistical Thinking for Behavioral Scientists(1986) and co-wrote Statistical Thinking for Managers(1983). A composer of limericks, he began all written exams with limericks to help students relax; he also wrote limericks with statistical themes to emphasize a concept or method or highlight an improper statistical practice.

Dr. Louis A. Karp. See Class of 1968.

Dr. Barbara K. Kopytoff. See Class of 1973.

Dr. Howard E. Mitchell. See Class of 1951.

Dr. Alvin Paul, North Wales, Pa., a dermatologist who maintained a private practice in Lansdale; May 30, 1999. He was an instructor at the University’s Medical School and an attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the old Philadelphia General Hospital. Serving in the U.S. Navy, he was chief of dermatology at the Naval Hospital in Newport, R.I., in the 1950s.

Dr. Henry P. Royster. See Class of 1935.

Dr. Marshall D. Schechter, Wynnewood, Pa, emeritus professor of psychiatry, who had specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry; October 5, 1999. He had served on the Penn faculty since 1976.

Dr. William C. Stainback Jr. See Class of 1941

In Memory or Dr. Orne 
By David Dinges

  Martin Theodore Orne, M.D., Ph.D., emeritus professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, died February 11, at the age of 72. He was a professor in the School of Medicine for 32 years before becoming emeritus professor in 1996.
  Born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, Dr. Orne received his M.D. degree from Tufts University Medical School in 1955, with a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1958. Upon coming to Penn in 1964, Professor Orne established and directed the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, a research laboratory in the School of Medicine that has conducted uninterrupted scientific research for 36 years.
  As teacher, scientist and practicing physician, Orne was widely recognized for his work in hypnosis, memory, biofeedback, pain management, lie detection, sleep and the roles played by specific and nonspecific factors in psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. He also pioneered new therapeutic approaches and perspectives on patients’ rights. He published the first of hundreds of scientific papers in 1951 and was editor of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosisfor 30 years. He was also the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees, and awards for lifetime contributions from the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
  Throughout his prolific and distinguished career, he collaborated with his wife, psychologist Emily Carota Orne, research associate in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Dr. Orne was known internationally for his clinical and scientific insights into questions of fundamental concern to psychiatry and its interface with the practice of psychotherapy, medicine and the law. This is amply illustrated in his basic and applied research on the distorting effects of hypnosis on memory, which shed new light on how memory works, and on the manner in which hypnosis should be used to avoid misdiagnosis of psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder and multiple-personality disorder.
  The experiments on hypnosis and memory-distortion performed in Professor Orne’s laboratory helped establish that uncritical use of hypnosis could lead to false memories. The research was cited in more than 30 legal cases by state supreme courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, and it resulted in widely adopted guidelines restricting the use of hypnosis in forensic cases. Dr. Orne chaired a blue-ribbon panel that helped establish the American Medical Association’s standards for the forensic use of hypnosis. His work on psychotherapy and memory also helped expose the controversial practice by some psychotherapists of using suggestive techniques that encouraged the creation of false memories of trauma in their patients. 
  An expert witness in legal cases involving coercion and memory distortion, Orne was one of four defense psychiatrists who examined kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst during her trial for bank robbery. He remained convinced of her innocence and more recently urged that she be pardoned. His involvement as an expert for the prosecution in the case of Kenneth Bianchi, who was convicted in the torture and murder of young women in the hillside strangler serial murders of the 1970s, was featured in the Emmy-award winning documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation, Mind of a Murderer.
  He also pioneered new therapeutic approaches and perspectives on patients’ rights. Twenty-five years after he treated Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, and 15 years after her death, Orne released to a biographer tape recordings of psychotherapy sessions with Sexton, who had given permission for the tapes to be made and released. The publication of the biography in 1991 resulted in a widespread debate in the psychotherapy community regarding who can release confidential material. Orne’s view that the patient ultimately has the right to have such confidential material released was upheld by legal experts, ethical scholars and the American Psychiatric Association.
  Professor Orne’s contributions to academic psychology were also extensive, and included his seminal work on how human subjects perceive experiments. His analysis of the social context of human experimentation helped elucidate the importance of “demand characteristics,” a concept he articulated in a classic paper entitled “On the social psychology of the psychological experiment: with particular reference to demand characteristics and their implications” (American Psychologist, 17: 776-783, 1959). This manuscript, which was among the most widely cited in psychology for nearly two decades, demonstrated that, in experiments, volunteer subjects respond to a wide range of cues (demands) based on their perceptions of the purpose of the experiment. The appreciation of the role of demand characteristics in human experimentation fundamentally altered the way in which experimentalists and clinicians evaluated the reactions of subjects, clients and patients. In short, Martin Orne brought to psychology the cognitive world of the volunteer subject before the field of cognitive psychology was named.
  Professor Orne’s interest in promoting scientific research on the mind and its role in health, well being and safety resulted in the establishment in 1961 of the nonprofit Institute for Experimental Psychiatry Research Foundation, for which Dr. Orne served as Executive Director until his hospitalization last year.

Dr. David Dinges is professor of psychology in psychiatry, chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology; and director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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