The Hon. Walter H. Annenberg W’31 Hon’66

In the fall of 1994, when several hundred guests gathered in the Quadrangle to accept the University’s thanks for supporting its $1.3 billion Campaign for Penn, the Hon. Walter H. Annenberg W’31 Hon’66 took the stage to accept the President’s Medal of the University from Dr. Judith Rodin CW’66.

“Whatever we may have done for the University,” Annenberg told his audience, “is only in keeping with what we are obligated to do because we have been so favorably blessed economically. It is imperative for us to share that well-being with institutions of higher learning.”

It was a characteristic sentiment by Annenberg, who did indeed share, to an extraordinary degree, his well-being with Penn and other schools. Before he passed away on October 1 at his home in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, at age 94, Annenberg had long since been the most generous alumnus and friend the University has ever known.

Over the years he gave Penn hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it to the Annenberg School for Communication, which he founded in 1958 as a memorial to his father, Moses L. Annenberg. His most recent gift of $100 million was announced in September (see p. 12 for more details), and his 1994 gift of $120 million to the school remains the largest gift in Penn’s history and one of the largest gifts in the history of higher education.

“Walter was one of our nation’s greatest philanthropists, who embodied the belief that those fortunate enough to acquire great wealth are obligated to use it for the good of society,” said Rodin. “Walter was a great believer in the importance of education and demonstrated this over and over again through his incredibly generous contributions to Penn and other educational institutions.”

His support for the Annenberg School, she added, “demonstrated his keen appreciation for the critical role the mass media plays in our society and the need to study and understand the impact the media have on our lives.”

“The hundreds of students who received Ph.D.s and M.A.s at the Annenberg School and the thousands whose lives they affect testify to the power of the Annenbergs’ vision,” said Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the Annenberg Dean of the school. (Penn’s trustees voted in 1993 to endow the school’s deanship and name it in Annenberg’s honor.) “He loved the students. He loved the school. His generosity was unprecedented.”

Jamieson told National Public Radio’s All Things Considered that tying together Annenberg’s many gifts—to the cultural world, to educational institutions, and to public broadcasting—is a “common thread that says, ‘If we can give people access to education in a democracy, then the democracy will prosper and people will thrive.’”

Annenberg served as a trustee of the University from 1960 through 1969, and again from 1974 through 1978, when he became an emeritus trustee. (His wife, Leonore Annenberg Hon’85, former U.S. chief of protocol, continues to serve as an emeritus trustee.)

In addition to the school (and another Annenberg School for Communication he founded at the University of Southern California), he provided the funding in 1970 for what later became Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in the form of a $2.1 million gift.

After he pledged $10 million to the School of Arts and Sciences, most of it earmarked for the history department, then-President Sheldon Hackney Hon’93 hailed Annenberg as a “visionary who has not only earned his own place in our country’s history, but one who also shares our belief in history as an essential building block of education and as a discipline whose study prepares students to fulfill their obligations as free citizens.” Annenberg also gave some highly targeted gifts, such as $500,000 to endow the Gloria Twine Chisum Fellowship (named for the emeritus trustee and retired research psychologist), which supports a doctoral student of African-American descent in experimental psychology, biology, physiology, or biochemistry.

Two years ago, he gave $25 million to establish a new Institute for Adolescent Risk Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and an additional $2.5 million to establish the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for the center’s director.

It was the communications industry, and his own business acumen and hard work, that led to Annenberg’s multi-billion-dollar fortune. After taking over as publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer from his father in 1942, he built a media empire called Triangle Publications that included Seventeen magazine (launched in 1944), an upstart publication called TV Guide (1953), Racing Form, and numerous television and radio stations.

He earned many honors in the field, including the first Alfred I. DuPont Award in 1951 “for new concepts in educational broadcasting,” the 1983 Ralph Lowell Medal for “extraordinary efforts on behalf of public broadcasting,” and the 1984 Henry Johnson Fisher Award for lifetime achievement in the magazine industry.

Among his many gifts outside the field of communications and higher education were $500 million in grants for public-school improvements, $50 million to the United Negro College Fund, and numerous gifts of Impressionist art and money to museums.

Annenberg was well known for his Republican politics, and advised U.S. Presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower on. In 1969 Richard M. Nixon appointed him U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, where, after some initial difficulties, he became the only American Ambassador to be named a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire. He served as ambassador until Nixon’s resignation in 1974, and afterwards remained deeply loyal to the former President.

“At the lowest point in my father’s life, in the months following his resignation, Walter Annenberg called or wrote almost weekly, reminding his old friend … that there were still ways he could serve his country,” said Nixon’s daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, in a statement. “Annenberg’s loyalty, optimism, and adherence to the credo ‘Never give up’ inspired my father and so many others whose lives Walter influenced.”

Annenberg himself noted that he had drawn strength from his father’s imprisonment for tax evasion, which he described as a “tragedy in the life of the family.”

“For the past 30-some-odd years, I have actually found that tragedy a great source of inspiration for constructive endeavor,” he told a Senate committee in 1969. “A tragedy of that magnitude will either destroy you or inspire you.”

Clearly, it inspired him. President George W. Bush said last month that Annenberg’s life “serves as a shining example of generosity, patriotism, and dedication to serving others,” and in 1986 President Ronald Reagan awarded Annenberg the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, “for his brilliant career in publishing, for his pioneering use of television for educational purposes, and for his devotion to the development of higher education.”

Nor were his admirers all conservative Republicans. Former President Bill Clinton called him “one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century,” while former President Jimmy Carter lauded him for “giving generously to causes that would improve the human condition.”

Walter Annenberg was, in Judith Rodin’s words, “a tremendous friend and advisor to Penn, and he will be greatly missed.”

The Old Guard

August W. Casper Mu’07, Cambridge, Wash., Oct. 1980.

Ethel Stubbs Mu’07, Kingstree, S.C., Aug. 1984.

Linnaeus B. Earhart Ed’18, Ashland, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1980.

Henry Heuer Jr. C’19, Exeter, N.H., June 1978.

William T. Pringle Jr. W’19, Warminster, Pa., April 3, 1988.


Graham W. Long II WEv’20, West Chester, Pa., Dec. 1987.

James A. Royer Ar’20, Camp Hill, Pa., April 1980.

Philip M. Alden C’21, Lititz, Pa., Feb. 4, 1998.

John M. Dohmen CE’21, Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 1985.

Mary Gregg Greiner Ed’21, Titusville, Fla., Jan. 30, 1996.

Herman Goldman WEv’23, Philadelphia, Dec. 27, 1989.

William E. Riemenschneider Ar’23, Detroit, Nov. 1979.

John F. Prindible Ar’25, Fort Pierce, Fla., Dec. 1983.

Joseph R. Applebaum W’26 L’29, Pitman, N.J., an attorney; Aug. 1975.

Capt. Anargyros E. Camarinos W’26, Athens, a retired judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps; Jan. 21.

Col. Logan Clarke W’26, Honolulu, July 1987.

Alexander J. Garofalo W’26, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., Jan. 16, 1988.

Miriam L. Rafeld Ed’26, Seminole, Fla., Feb. 21.

Abbott F. Riehle ME’26, Scottsdale, Ariz., June 1973.

Samuel J. Abraham W’27, Elizabeth, N.J., an attorney; April 1976.

Isabelle Kendrick Bodine Ed’27, Marietta, Ga., April 26, 1994.

Dr. Migu�l Sa�nz de Pipa�n D’28, Madrid, a retired dentist; Oct. 8, 1998.

Ruth Johnston Simmons Ed’28, Ocean City, N.J., retired teacher of Latin and English at Cape May High School; April 2.

Elsie T. Steinberg Ed’28, Ventnor City, N.J., Dec. 27, 1999.

L. Murray Cronlund ChE’29, Susquehanna, Pa., Jan. 26, 1998.

Thomas Ferguson Jr. WEv’29, Newark, Del., Feb. 21.


Dr. Gilbert W. Benjamin C’30, Annapolis, Md., May 20, 1992.

A. Alfred Cohen C’30, Lake Worth, Fla., Dec. 23, 1994.

Florence M. Kaufman Ed’31, Greensburg, Pa., Nov. 10, 1999.

Dr. Irving Kossack C’31, Floral Park, N.Y., a retired physician; March 7, 2001.

Dr. Donald N. Koster C’31 GEd’32 Gr’42, Whitney Point, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2000.

Dr. Philip M. Gottlieb C’32 M’35, Media, Pa., a retired head of the allergy department at the former Jewish Hospital, now the Albert Einstein Medical Center; April 18. He had also maintained a private practice in Philadelphia for many years. An early specialist in allergies, he co-wrote a seminal textbook, Allergy;and he taught at Penn’s medical school and Temple’s. He was a past president of the American College of Allergists.

James B. Hosmer W’32, Gladwyne, Pa., Sept. 21, 2001.

Harold B. G. Bickell Ed’33, Des Moines, Nov. 29, 1999.

Alice Baylin Brazina Ed’33 GEd’62, Wynnewood, Pa., Jan. 1, 2000.

Anna M. Conner Ed’33, Daytona Beach, Fla., Dec. 1990.

Ethelind C. De Carion Ed’33 G’36, Ida Grove, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2001.

Robert P. Diskan WEv’33, Chicago, April 28, 1988.

Ellsworth H. Dunger W’33, Palm Springs, Calif., Dec. 1983.

Annette Ziebis Furtek Ed’33, Vineland, N.J., Dec. 2, 1999.

Jeanette Feldman Levin Ed’33 PSW’39, Elkins Park, Pa., Jan. 13, 1999.

Benjamin J. Mark W’33, Chadds Ford, Pa., Aug. 7, 1999.

Dr. Carl G. Schamu D’33, Liverpool, N.Y., a dentist who retired in 1977 after 44 years in practice; Feb. 23. He was a past president of the Syracuse Dental Society, and had served as president of the Liverpool school board. He is survived by his sons, Walter G. Schamu C’66 GAr’66 and Dr. Carl W. Schamu D’68.

Ritchie W. Steck WEv’33, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1999.

Benjamin H. Steinberg W’33, King of Prussia, Pa., Jan. 1, 1997.

Fr. Robert H. Stetler W’33, Philadelphia, retired rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Roxborough from 1945 to 1978; March 8. He also served as chaplain to Roxborough Memorial Hospital.

Marshall T. Walls W’33, Binghamton, N.Y., retired partner of the Walls, Heiss & Walls Insurance Agency; March 29. He is survived by his son Sherwood M. Walls WG’72 and daughter-in-law Anne Normile Walls Nu’70.

John A. R. Welsh L’33, Mifflintown, Pa., an attorney; Dec. 5, 1996.

William G. Westphal C’33, Cherry Hill, N.J., Aug. 1989.

Raymond F. Zaber WEv’33, Whiting, N.J., April 8, 1994.

Dr. Louis Feinstein Ch’34 G’39, Delray Beach, Fla., a retired research administrator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; January 18. He is survived by his son, Henry M. Feinstein W’68.

Miriam Liss Kato Ed’34, Margate City, N.J., March 16, 1999.

John F. J. McLernan W’34, Spring, Tex., July 24, 2000.

Theodore Ries W’34, Lincoln Park, N.J., Feb. 20.

Dr. Samuel Rifkin GM’34, Jericho, N.Y., a retired surgeon; March 19, 1991.

Jerome L. Surkin W’34, Boca Raton, Fla., April 19, 1996.

Robert L. Trescher W’34 L’37 Hon’82, Gladwyne, Pa., former chair, senior partner, and recently counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, who was an emeritus trustee of the University; April 10. A former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, he was a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a former vice-chair of the ABA’s Commission on Standards of Judicial Administration and a former chair of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. A past vice-chair of the Trustees of the University, he was also chair emeritus of the board of overseers of the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and a former chair of the board of overseers of the Law School. He also was a past president of the law-alumni association, and served as chair of the development fund of the Law School from 1955-65. Robert Trescher received the University’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1959, the Law School’s distinguished-service award in 1979, and was the first recipient of the Marian Angell Godfrey Boyer Medal for Distinguished Service to the University Museum.

Alice M. Wiemann Ed’34, Philadelphia, Oct. 4, 2001.

Dr. Peter L. De Benneville C’35 Gr’40, Philadelphia, Aug. 11, 1996.

Francis A. Sunderland W’35, Castle Pines, Colo., Feb. 21.

William C. Watts L’35, Philadelphia, an attorney; Dec. 1966.

Edwin G. Brower W’36, Jenkintown, Pa., April 27, 2001.

Frank Daido WEF’36, Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Albert Doh W’36, Mount Laurel, N.J., Nov. 23, 2001.

Herman Epstein G’36, Gwynn Oak, Md., April 9, 2001.

Edward G. Hoch Jr. EE’36, Hatboro, Pa., Jan. 24.

Mervin Leen W’36, North Dartmouth, Mass., March 16, 1997.

Robert M. McGredy W’36, Newtown Square, Pa., Oct. 23, 2001.

Dr. Philip R. Myers M’36, San Mateo, Calif., a retired physician; Sept. 26, 2001.

Robert R. Rorke W’36, Moorestown, N.J., a retired sales-promotion manager in the plastics division of Rohm & Haas in Philadelphia; March 31.

Stanley Solms W’36, Elkins Park, Pa., May 30, 1996.

Dr. Jack Zornow C’36 D’40, Coconut Creek, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Queens, N.Y., for over 50 years; March 18.

Thomas J. Brobson WG’37, Alexandria, Va., Dec. 2001.

Lt.Col. Newton M. Burgner G’37, Lebanon, Pa., March 8, 1998.

Dr. H. Craig Bell M’38, North Wales, Pa., a retired psychiatrist who had served on the staff of Abington Memorial Hospital from 1944 to 1977, where he had established a separate floor for psychiatric patients, and who had maintained a private practice in Abington from 1960 to 1995; Feb. 26. He reportedly worked his way through medical school as a car salesman, a painter, and a newspaper reporter. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Bell served on the board of Jeanes Hospital and was a past president of the Montgomery County Medical Society. He was an instructor in psychiatry and neurology at the University from 1940 to 1969.

E. Perot Walker C’38, Philadelphia, a teacher, chiefly of history and English literature, at Chestnut Hill Academy from 1948 to 1989; April 7.

Charles B. West WEv’38, Lititz, Pa., Oct. 19, 2001.

Dr. Conger Williams GM’38, Kilmarnock, Va., Nov. 20, 1993.

Thomas J. Edwards WEv’39, Ardmore, Pa., retired co-owner of the Penn Precision Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia; Dec. 7, 1998.

Thomas Guy Greaves Jr. W’39, Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 27, 2000.

Dr. Leslie P. Haefele GM’39, West Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 4, 2000.

Alice Taylor Harte G’39, Phoenix, Dec. 9, 1999.

Edward D. Kerns WEv’39, Bensalem, Pa., April 8, 1999.

Dr. Samuel D. Kron C’39 GM’48, Miami Beach, retired chair of surgery at the old Mount Sinai Hospital in South Philadelphia; Feb. 26. He also served on the surgical staffs of Penn’s Medical School and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a volunteer surgeon with Project Hope, a nonprofit that conducted medical training and healthcare education in developing countries, and undertook three tours on the SS Hope, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, in the 1960s. A patron of the arts in Philadelphia in the 1970s and early 1980s, he maintained a gallery in his home and exhibited works by local and international artists.


Dr. Karol I. Andreve D’40 GD’48, Rochester, N.Y., a retired dentist; Dec. 24, 1998.

Myrtle Gardner Block Ed’40, Irvine, Calif., April 19, 1999.

Lloyd H. Buchanan W’40, Swanton, Md., Feb. 10.

Dorothy G. Coyle WEv’40, Sharon Hill, Pa., Jan. 31, 2001.

Chandler Gillespie WEv’40, Gladwyne, Pa., Jan. 20, 2001.

Allen H. Krause L’40, Lebanon, Pa., an attorney; March 29, 2001.

Grayson W. Maule W’40, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 20, 2001.

Dr. Irving E. Gruber D’41, Stone Ridge, N.Y.; a retired dentist; Feb. 2001.

Trevor M. Harding WEF’41, Dallas, Pa., Jan. 19, 1999.

John A. Horton W’41, Warren, R.I., March 13.

Robert P. Leof C’41, King of Prussia, Pa., Nov. 12, 1996.

Virginia W. Nicholson OT’41, Lilburn, Ga., June 27, 1997.

J. Walter Pearson Jr. WEv’41, Marlton, N.J., July 10, 1997.

Charles M. Swalm C’41, Ambler, Pa., Jan. 19, 2000.

Charles C. Woodward WG’41, Waco, Tex., Aug. 8, 1996.

Richard H. Blodgett W’42, Boca Raton, Fla., Aug. 22, 1997.

Virginia W. Godfrey Ed’42, Pitman, N.J., Feb. 11.

Eugene B. Goodman C’42, Williamsburg, Va., a corporate executive and successful plaintiff in a landmark age-discrimination case; Feb. 9. In 1975 he sued Heublein Inc.; a jury awarded punitive damages in his favor four years later and it survived appeal in 1981. He appeared in court pro se, as he then could no longer afford a lawyer. For the next two decades he spent most of his time consulting, giving legal advice and emotional support to others suffering age or sex discrimination in the workplace. He rowed crew at Penn.

J. Trus Hayes Jr. C’42, Dillon, S.C., an attorney; July 1995.

Lt.Col. John R. Houck W’42, Beaumont, Calif., April 23, 2001.

Louis B. Kreider W’42, Youngstown, Ohio, a self-employed realtor for more than 52 years; Oct. 14, 2001. With his father, he developed Forest Glenn Estates in Boardman and he co-founded the Boardman News.

Dr. Roland A. Loeb M’42, Lancaster, Pa., a retired pathologist; Sept. 27, 1999.

Ruth Onstott Palanica Ed’42, Glen Mills, Pa., March 23, 2000.

Robert T. Reisse ChE’42, Jenkintown, Pa., Oct. 20, 2001.

Alvin W. Watson C’42, Miami, May 21, 1994.

Julian M. Weigle W’42, Bettendorf, Iowa, March 2.

Col. A. Sidney Williams Jr. C’42, Newtown Square, Pa., a retired infantry officer in the U.S. Army; Jan. 13. Retiring after a 24-year career in the Army, he later worked in public relations for the University, the Shipley School, and Paoli Memorial Hospital. His military decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with oak-leaf cluster, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Russell J. Charles WEF’43, Etters, Pa.

Dr. Lee W. Derrer V’43, Orland Park, Ill., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice there with his veterinarian father from 1946 to 1974; Dec. 23.

Beatrice G. Kish Ed’43, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 2001.

Dr. Robert C. Prall M’43, Austin, Tex., former professor of child psychiatry and retired director of children’s services at the old Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute; Feb. 19. His most recent book was The Rights of Children in Separation and Divorce: An Essential Handbook for Parents. He was historian and videographer for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Morton Surkin ChE’43, Syosset, N.Y., July 9, 1999.

Michael Galan C’44, Philadelphia, Dec. 15.

Dr. John T. Latimer W’44, Fairfield, Ohio, retired professor of law at Miami University in Oxford; Feb. 28.

George A. Long Jr. W’44, York, Pa., Oct. 26, 1999.

Dr. Seymour Rickles C’44, Altamonte Springs, Fla., a retired dentist who had maintained a practice in Miami; April 3, 2001.

Samuel Simons C’44, Watertown, Mass., Feb. 4, 1999.

Rose Allen Ed’45, Phoenix.

Alfredo I. Mogollon W’45, Cartagena, Colombia.

Irene Quinlan Mullen CW’45, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Jan. 6, 1998.

Toby S. Wexler CW’45, Philadelphia, July 15, 2001.

Frances N. Callahan OT’46, Atlanta, Feb. 20, 1999.

Charles A. Casmus Jr. C’46, Montgomery, Ala., April 13, 1999.

Dr. Eugene E. Doll Gr’46, Jefferson City, Tenn., Jan. 1, 2000.

Helen Ferguson Hudson CW’46, Columbus, N.J., Oct. 22, 2000.

Dorothy Boyle Joyce CW’46, Norwood, Pa., Aug. 2, 2001.

John R. Miller L’46, Mendham, N.J., an attorney who served as township attorney for Chatham from 1961-92 and Mendham 1973-95; March 15. At Penn he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.

Edna C. Armstrong NEd’47, Lancaster, Pa., March 20.

Eugene Beimel WG’47, Bronx, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2000.

Dr. Thomas E. Bowman V’47, Rockville, Md., Aug. 10, 1995.

Robert C. Bryan W’47, New York, March 1, 2000.

Helen C. Conway Ed’47, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 21.

Annette McDonald Espy GEd’47, West Palm Beach, Fla., May 13, 2001.

Roy C. Inman WEF’47, Kingston, Pa., Jan. 5.

W. Frank Laudenslayer WG’47, Boyertown, Pa., February.

Barton M. Leibowitz W’47, Blue Bell, Pa., retired president of Aisenstein & Gordon Inc., an importer and distributor of consumer goods, based in Pennsauken, N.J.; April 3. He transformed the company from his father’s jewelry distributorship in the Diamond District in Philadelphia.

Melvin D. Musinsky W’47, Swampscott, Mass., Feb. 4. He was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Marion G. Schuh NEd’47, Altoona, Pa., Feb. 5. She retired as a major in the U.S. Army Corps of Nurses in 1967.

William N. Tuttle WEv’47, Media, Pa., Feb. 2.

Albert I. Abrams C’48 WEv’76, Philadelphia, April 1982.

Marion Jones Benner Ed’48, Moorestown, N.J., April 1, 2001.

David S. Duncan Jr. W’48, Ocean City, N.J., Jan. 14, 1995.

Richard L. Dunham GEd’48, Floral Park, N.Y., Jan. 11, 1990.

Arthur H. Freilich ChE’48, Ardmore, Pa., Jan. 14.

Joseph P. Hackett W’48, North Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 22, 2001.

Robert S. Hartman G’48, Pottstown, Pa., Oct. 22, 2000.

Dr. Sasha Malamed C’48 G’50, Bridgewater, N.J., Sept. 19, 2001.

Henry M. Noel G’48, Elgin, N.D., Dec. 16, 2001.

Beatrice MacDonald Stratton CW’48, Narberth, Pa., former editor with the Lutheran Board of Parish Education in Philadelphia; Oct. 2, 2001. At Penn, she was editor of The Dolphin, the women’s yearbook.

Joseph E. Rich Jr. ME’48, West Chester, Pa., a retired senior engineer with the Philadelphia Electric Co; April 19. He was on the varsity swim team at Penn. And in the ROTC program, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War and the Korean War. He was the cousin of Doris Hamilton Kranzley Ed’48.

Alan J. Tichnor W’48, Newton Center, Mass.

Irvin R. Barton Jr. WEv’49, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 17.

Hyman L. Battle Jr. L’49, Sagaponack, N.Y., retired senior partner of the Manhattan law firm of Battle Fowler; March 6.

Basil S. Cole Jr. L’49, Washington, an attorney who was chief of transportation practice at the law firm Foley & Lardner; March 9. In 1967 he became chief legal officer for the old Pennsylvania Railroad, overseeing its merger with the New York Central Railroad and later becoming vice president of the merged company, Penn Central. He also represented the Canadian National Railway and its U.S. affiliates.

Dr. Arnold R. Gilman V’49, Hume, Va., retired veterinarian who had practiced in New Jersey and Virginia for many years; March 28.

Col. Donald A. Gruenther GEE’49, Falls Church, Va., a retired colonel with the U.S. Army Materiel Command; Feb. 25. In the Vietnam War he served as a senior intelligence officer on the staff of the U.S. military commander. His decorations included two awards of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Dr. George Feldman D’49, Boca Raton, Fla., a retired dentist; April 18.

Clarence L. Hall WG’49, Escondido, Calif., Dec. 7, 1995.

George O. Hallenbeck WG’49, Schenectady, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2000.

Dr. Lyndon Holt Landon Jr. GM’49, Ashville, N.Y., retired surgeon with the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh; Feb. 19, 2001.

Dr. Louis J. Jindra M’49, Jackson, Ohio, a physician; Jan. 14.

Lee G. Jones GEE’49, Abilene, Tex., Nov. 6, 2001.

Charles H. Magee EE’49, Hartwell, Ga., Jan. 23, 2001.

Henrietta S. Markakis Ed’49 GEd’54, Cleveland, Dec. 5.

Martha Sisk McGill DH’49, Nashville.

Michael A. Meloni Ar’49, Levittown, Pa., Feb. 4.

William Mocharnuk W’49, Claremont, Calif., Feb. 26.

S. Earl Parks WEv’49, Cincinnati, Jan. 20, 2001.

Howard N. Pratt WG’49, Tampa, Fla., Jan. 8.

Allen P. Prodgers W’49, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 12.

William R. Ricketts ME’49, a retired purchasing manager for the former Smith Kline and French Laboratories; Nov. 20.

Robert H. Sinnamon ChE’49, Ocala, Fla., Jan. 9, 2001. He was the twin of Howard I. Sinnamon ChE’49.

Harold B. Tiffany Jr. W’49, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 16, 1997.

Gregory S. West C’49, Philadelphia, April 21, 1993.


Luis Benitez Carle WG’50, San Juan, P.R., a pioneer industrialist who set up the Caribe Shoe Corp.; March. He set up other plants in Haiti, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Spain. He taught at the University of Puerto Rico and was executive director of the College of Accountants there. His economic studies set the basis for the federal minimum wage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Frank C. Bongiorno C’50, Bluffton, S.C., March 5, 1997.

Edward K. Cross L’50, Miami, April 11, 1991.

John T. Curry WEv’50, Upper Darby, Pa., May 29, 2001.

Robert G. Emerson Jr. W’50, Tarpon Springs, Fla., May 22, 2001.

Leon Felder WEv’50, Philadelphia, May 9, 1996.

Alma H. Garside Ed’50 GEd’55, Wynnewood, Pa., Feb. 23.

Donald C. Hornor WG’50, Columbus, Ohio, March 15. He had worked for the Nationwide Insurance Companies for 33 years.

Elmer B. Jones GEd’50, Drexel Hill, Pa., Oct. 25, 1996.

Laurence T. King WG’50, Utica, N.Y., March 9, 2001.

Herbert W. Leonard W’50, Wynnewood, Pa., retired president of Scriptomatic Inc., a manufacturer of addressing machines; April 1. Retiring in 1986, he set up a financial-consulting company, and was an instructor in entrepreneurial studies at the Wharton School. A patron of the arts in Philadelphia, he served on the board of Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Rosenbach Museum, and was vice president of the board of the Walnut Street Theatre.

Dr. Harris J. Nadley W’50, Philadelphia, March 8.

George W. Oerter C’50, Blue Bell, Pa., Sept. 18, 2001.

Dr. Grant J. Rohrbach D’50, Reading, Pa., a retired dentist; Nov. 11, 2001.

Richard S. Schlein W’50, Southampton, N.Y., April 30, 2001.

Thomas P. Delany WEv’51, Maple Shade, N.J., Feb. 28.

Frank Dick ChE’51, Southampton, Pa., a retired systems engineer with IBM; March 8, 2001.

David J. Egan WEv’51, Paoli, Pa., April 1, 1996.

Leonard Hartnett W’51, Warwick, R.I., Jan. 18, 2001.

Jerry V. Jones W’51, East Brunswick, N.J., Jan. 25. He was senior vice president with the New Jersey Bank in Paterson.

William M. Lewis W’51, Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 23, 2001.

Henry W. Uhle Ed’51, Turnersville, N.J., April 18, 1999.

Dr. Harold E. Boyer D’52 GD’58, Louisville, Ky., emeritus professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, dean of the dental school, and vice president for health affairs at the University of Louisville; April 6.

Harvey L. Cale WEv’52, Hobe Sound, Fla., March 12, 2001.

James W. Dougherty GEE’52, Los Altos, Calif., Sept. 2, 2001.

Dr. Warren A. Evans V’52, Brooklyn, Conn., a retired veterinarian who had maintained a practice in Springfield, Pa., from 1955 to 1988; March 8.

John A. Fielding GEd’52, Hendersonville, N.C., Sept. 1, 2001.

Edward C. Hawthorne W’52, Devon, Pa., a retired insurance broker who had maintained his own agency for many years; March 27. During the Second World War, he served as a platoon sergeant and received the Purple Heart. And he was part of the forces that liberated Nazi concentration camps.

Dr. Thomas H. Hester M’52, Muskogee, Okla., a physician; Oct. 5, 2000.

Dr. Ewell L. Hunt GM’52, Lubbock, Tex., a retired surgeon; Aug. 9, 1990.

Dr. David Kaufman C’52 M’56 GM’60, Summit, N.J., a gastroenterologist; March. He served on the national board of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America for many years.

Bernard M. Kosloski ChE’52, Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 14, 1996.

Leonard J. Prince W’52, Jenkintown, Pa., Sept. 18, 1999.

Guido J. Viglione WEv’52, Drexel Hill, Pa., Jan. 15.

Nazareth J. Emlikian WEv’53, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 26, 2001.

George Sundick Goldberg W’53, Dix Hills, N.Y., a certified public accountant who had practiced in New York and on Long Island for almost 35 years; June 13, 1997. He was a CPA, as was his father and is his son, Alan Lee Goldberg W’80 WG’80. A noted handball player in New York, at Penn he was a finalist in the Daily Mirror championship at the age of 19. After Penn, he practiced accountancy in a Brooklyn storefront, while studying at night for a law degree; he later became the New York controller for Zale’s Corporation, before returning to private practice.

William A. Keweshan WEv’53, Cape May, N.J., June 15, 1998.

Dr. Paul K. Perkins GM’53, Mocksville, N.C., a retired physician; March 11.

Molla Elgart Plon Ed’53, Elkins Park, Pa., Aug. 23, 2001.

Dr. Marianne Gateson Riely Gr’53, Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired head of English at the Shipley School who had taught British and American literature there from 1939 till 1980; Feb. 22. Her 1980 book, The Whore of Babylon by Thomas Decker: A Critical Edition, was developed from her doctoral thesis at Penn. In 1978 the school named a new theater in her honor.

Dr. Albert Silverman SW’53 GrS’76, Haverford, Pa., director from 1961 to 1989 of the Green Tree School in Germantown and a longtime advocate for children with learning disabilities; April 22.

Jerome P. Stirman EE’53, Alexandria, Va., Oct. 23, 2000.

Bess Reynolds Temme Ed’53 GEd’58, Media, Pa., March 23, 2000.

James J. Thompson L’53, Roslyn, Pa., an attorney; Feb. 24.

Dr. Gwendolyn I. White GM’53, Springfield, Ill., a retired pediatrician; Nov. 17, 2001.

Robert J. Dekorte WEv’54, Pennsauken, N.J., Dec. 22, 2000.

Dr. Bernard V. Greene D’54, Thompson, Pa., a retired dentist; Feb. 9, 1998.

Santo J. Lipari Ar’54, Philadelphia, a retired architect with the Philadelphia Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970 when Independence Mall, the resurrection of Society Hill, Penn’s Landing, University City, the Market East complex, and the development of the Far Northeast were all conceived or launched; March 22. In the early 1960s he set up a private practice.

Michael J. Reno C’54, Philadelphia, Oct. 1972.

Leopold Rosen C’54 WG’56, Norcross, Ga., Feb. 27, 1999.

Richard A. Van Horn WEv’54, Palm Coast, Fla., Sept. 19, 1996.

Dr. Robert B. Edmiston M’55, Boiling Springs, Pa., a physician; Nov. 9, 2001.

Dr. Karl B. Etshied D’55, Camp Hill, Pa., a dentist; March 15.

Stewart L. Moyer GEd’55, Reading, Pa., June 9, 2000.

William E. Murphy G’55, Pocono Manor, Pa., Oct. 2, 2001.

Dr. Frieda Wagoner Woodruff M’55, Bryn Mawr, Pa., director of health services at Bryn Mawr College from 1969 to 1986; April 15. Earlier, she had maintained a joint practice with her physician husband in Gladwyne for 18 years. She was a founding board member of the Women’s Suburban Clinic in Paoli.

Gloria Galow Bryan GEd’56, Telford, Pa., Aug. 2, 1999.

Thomas W. Huber C’56, Woodinville, Wash., a partner in the Seattle law firm of Helsell, Fetterman, Martin, Todd & Hokenson, Aug. 11, from complications of diabetes. He served as president of the Woodland Park Zoological Society. At Penn he was literary editor of 
The Pennsylvania Triangle, vice president of Kite & Key and of the Franklin Society, and 
a member of Friars Senior Society, the Newman Club, and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The son of Francis B. Huber W’27, he was 
the brother of Michel T. Huber W’53 ASC’61, and uncle of Thomas C. Huber C’83 W’83 and the late Michele Huber EAS’87 W’87.

Nancy Newlin MT’56, Philadelphia, Dec. 15, 1989.

Stewart A. Schoen WG’56, Sequim, Wash., June 11, 2000.

Dr. Bernard S. Stern Gr’56, Philadelphia, April 30, 2001.

Richard B. Dallas WG’57, Glenside, Pa., Nov. 13.

Dr. Jules J. Hebert GD’57, Grand Chenier, La., a retired orthodontist; Aug. 15, 1997.

Chester S. Kelly G’57, Berea, Ky., a retired Africana specialist and senior political-risk analyst for the old Mobil Oil Co.; March 22.

Dr. Charles A. Pryor Jr. M’57 GM’61, Overgaard, Ariz., a physician; February.

Paul K. Richard CCC’57, Lansdale, Pa., 
Dec. 4.

Mark L. Brownstein C’58 G’66, Vineland, N.J., Aug. 2, 2000.

Dr. Casimir R. Cwiklinski D’58, Langhorne, Pa., Dec. 1.

Estella Frankel Ed’58, Wilmington, Del.

Barthelemy M. Lachelier WG’58, New York, 1989.

James L. Vaughan Jr. WEv’58, Wilmington, Del., April 17, 2001.

Norman Dorfman WEv’59, Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 2001.

Jack G. Handler L’59, Lee, Mass., an attorney; Feb. 26.

Dr. Louis K. Loewenstein GCP’59 Gr’62, San Francisco, Jan. 22.

Jack McCracken Jr. C’59, West Bridgewater, Mass., Dec. 23, 1995.


Dr. Richard G. Emerick Gr’60, Orono, Maine, Sept. 30, 2001.

Harry J. Kennedy WEv’60, Philadelphia, Oct. 8, 1996.

Emily I. Pryor Nu’60, Riverton, N.J., Jan. 23.

Ralph B. Wendell C’60, Philadelphia, Aug. 12, 2001.

Dr. Harold Nazimov D’61, Reading, Pa., an endodontist who had maintained a practice in Mount Penn for 37 years; Dec. 20. He was a former head of the Berks County Dental Society. And he was a past president of Temple Oheb Shalom in Wyomissing Hills.

Robert D. Reeve GEd’61, Phoenix, Oct. 10, 1999.

Dr. Bernard M. Toscani Gr’61, Lake Ariel, Pa., Jan. 7.

Antonio A. Blanes W’62, Guaynabo, P.R., president of the United Surety & Indemnity Co.; May 31, 2001. His son is Rafael A. Blanes C’01.

Howard L. Karr WG’62, Hillsborough, Calif., Dec. 2.

Michael M. Laurie GLA’62, San Francisco, emeritus professor and chair of landscape architecture and environmental planning at the University of California at Berkeley; March 19.

James L. Mercer WG’62, Alexandria, Va., a former international senior vice president of Time Life Inc. who retired in 1992 after 30 years with the company as president and CEO of the Book-of-the-Month Club; Feb. 27.

Dr. Edward T. Salvato D’62, Katonah, N.Y., a dentist; Nov. 1, 1999.

Dr. Doreen Ray Steg Gr’62, Villanova, Pa., emeritus professor and founding head of the human behavior and development department and founder of the Early Childhood Center at Drexel University; April 21. She also helped establish its Judaic studies program. She was known for her research on artificial intelligence.

Joel H. Swift L’62 GL’79, Fernandina Beach, Fla., retired professor of law at Northern Illinois University; March 4.

Judith Frank Hirschwald SW’63, Philadelphia, retired program director of the Riverfront Outpatient Center of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital; March 18. Joining Magee in 1963, she was earlier a director of social services and manager of its brain-injury program. A committed advocate for the disabled, she served as adviser to the Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities and helped to establish a legal clinic at Magee. She was also co-founder of Resources for Living Independently.

Christopher Percy GLA’63, Waterford, Conn., former president of the Connecticut River Watershed Council from 1966 to 1981; March 23. He was also prominent in the conservation of the waterways of Long Island Sound, setting up the Sounds Conservancy in 1984. He also served as director of development for the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Constance Gould Rolfe GEd’63, Newtown Square, Pa., guidance counselor at Radnor High School from 1970 to 1990; April 1.

Norman M. Spungen GEd’63, Upper Southampton, Pa., Nov. 1982.

David H. Steinbrook C’63, Sunnyvale, Calif., Jan. 14.

George F. Tyler III C’63, Wyndmoor, Pa., retired vice president of the Philadelphia branch of the old CoreStates Financial Corporation; Oct. 12, 2001.

Leslie Leibensperger Williams CW’63, Cincinnati, Feb. 2, 2001.

Ernest H. Brown Jr. WG’64, Stamford, Conn., chief financial officer for Advanced Network and Services Inc. in Armonk, N.Y.; April 1. He had previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, for over 30 years.

Robert L. Coles L’64, Moorestown, N.J., an attorney; 2000.

Harold H. Taylor GEd’64, Southfield, Mich.

Dr. Louis Winkler Gr’64, State College, Pa., Nov. 23.

Marilyn Wender Cohen GEd’65, Philadelphia, former administrator and teacher at the Wordsworth Academy in Fort Washington, a school for learning-disabled and emotionally challenged children; March 24.

Richard K. Sacks C’65, Toms River, N.J., a retired attorney who was a founding member of the law firm Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks; March 10. He served as a contract arbitrator and mediator and a matrimonial-early-settlement panelist for the Superior Court of New Jersey. He served on the local Penn secondary-schools committee. He is survived by his son, Peter Sacks C’89.

Dr. Arnold E. Schor D’65, Fairport, N.Y., a dentist; Dec. 4, 2001.

Howard B. Tansley GEd’65, Abington, Pa., Aug. 12, 1999.

Dr. Sara Bloomfield Taubin GrEd’65, Philadelphia, emeritus professor of psychology, sociology, and anthropology at Drexel University who was known for her seminal work in family studies; April 18. She received a Lindback Award from Drexel.

Maria Elisabeth Eddison SW’66, Old Lyme, Conn.

Dr. Hillard H. Pearlstein GM’66, New York, a dermatologist; Jan. 31.

Lewis N. Madeira Jr. C’67, South Kingston, R.I., a pilot who owned Madeira Enterprises, a sporting-goods manufacturing and distribution company, and Madeira Helicopter Inc., a helicopter-leasing company, in Wakefield; Feb. 17, in a plane crash near Exeter, while flying up from his winter home in Naples, Fla. He was also a purchasing agent for small schools and colleges, especially St. George’s School in Middletown, which he had attended. He is survived by his wife, Hon. Ellen Leahy Madeira CGS’65, and his son, David C. Madeira C’89 GPU’96.

Dr. Oksana M. Korzeniowski CW’67, Glenside, Pa., professor of infectious diseases and former chief of the medical staff at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University School of Medicine; March 29.

Dr. William I. Spector GM’67, Reno, Nev.; a retired ophthalmologist.

Mary B. Lehman MacLachlan CW’68, New York, an attorney and banker who most recently was a director of BBR Partners, an investment-management company for high-net-worth clients; April 26. Previously she was president and chief investment officer of EnvestNet Advisory Services; in her career she had been president of the private-client group at Global Asset Management, head of the Domestic Private Bank at Bankers Trust, and later worked for a number of private-banking groups. Mary was a founding member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, served on the board of overseers of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and was the gift co-chair for her Class for over 20 years. She served on the national board of the American Jewish Committee and was active in other Jewish charities. She is survived by her son, Michael Lehman W’93, and daughter, Katherine Lehman W’97, and her first husband is Jack H. Lehman III W’68. An undergraduate scholarship has been established in her memory at the University.

Theopholus A. Bramwell SW’69, Philadelphia.


Prof. Maria J. Getrude Reichenbach G’71, Philadelphia.

Paul F. Kane WEv’73, Evansville, Ind., March 26, 1999.

Jean I. Belsterling CGS’74, Doylestown, Pa., a retired medical librarian who set up three libraries for the West Jersey Hospital Group; Feb. 21. Serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Nurses from 1951 to 1971, she retired as a lieutenant colonel. She then pursued a career as a librarian.

William R. Carpenter C’74, Seattle, Aug. 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Deborah L. Wothers M’81.

Dr. Victor L. DeLucas D’74, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., a dentist; April 9.

Mary Mahon Monahan SW’75, Clementon, N.J., Feb. 8, 1998.

Ralph L. Reese WEv’75, Philadelphia, June 25, 2001.

Sharon F. Suer CW’75, Willow Grove, Pa., Feb. 22.

Dr. John M. Eisenberg WG’76 GM’77, Potomac, Md., the founding chief of the Department of General Internal Medicine at Penn’s School of Medicine from 1978 until 1992; March 10. He was appointed assistant professor at the School of Medicine in 1976 and became a full professor in 1986. He was chair of medicine and physician-in-chief at Georgetown University before joining the United States Department of Health and Human Services. From 1997 until his death, he was head of its Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality and senior adviser to the Secretary. He was a founding member and a former chair of the Congressional Physician Payment Review Commission. He was a past president of the Association for Health Services Research and of the Society for General Internal Medicine, and he served on the American Board of Internal Medicine and on the regents board of the American College of Physicians. The author of over 275 articles, Dr. Eisenberg wrote Doctors’ Decisions and the Cost of Medical Care, co-wrote Paying Physicians, edited the textbook Internal Medicine, and co-edited The Physician’s Practice.

Yolanda B. Militello WEv’76, Philadelphia, Jan. 28.

Lillian Fernandez L’79, Alexandria, Va., an attorney who had served as a special assistant on legislative affairs in the Clinton White House; Feb. 21.

Portia Thomas Scott GEd’79, Yeadon, Pa., a retired teacher who taught in Philadelphia elementary schools for more than 30 years; March 17. She was a reading specialist at Patterson Elementary School for some 20 years and taught first grade at McMichael and Huey schools, retiring in 1991.

Terry Stevenson Supple G’79, Philadelphia, Aug. 1997.


Sam Gorchov WEv’83, Philadelphia, Aug. 15, 2000.

Richard Taylor Gentry C’86, Atlanta, March.

Case K. Tong WG’88, Minneapolis, June 21, 2000.


Lauren Feinswog Millin C’90, Tenafly, N.J., Dec. 29, 2001.

John Adam Merkel C’91, Houston, Tex., Feb. 15.

Eric S. Riester C’91, San Antonio, Tex., a second-year student at St. Mary’s School of Law; March 11. He had previously worked over the years for the Alamo Water Reuse and Conservation District, the San Antonio Downtown Owners Association, the City of San Antonio, and the Bexar County Office of Budget and Management. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. H. Craig Bell. See Class of 1938.

Dr. John M. Eisenberg. See Class of 1976.

Dr. J. Russell Elkinton, Bedford, Mass., emeritus professor of medicine; April 6. From 1960 to 1971 he was editor of The Annals of the American College of Physicians; he instituted the standard there of peer-review of all articles. He joined Penn in 1948, setting up the chemical section in the School of Medicine, and leading it to become a top research center for blood chemistry and kidney disease; his specialty was electrolyte physiology. He was appointed full professor in 1962. Dr. Elkinton wrote the widely used textbook, Body Fluids: Basic Physiology and Practical Therapeutics (1955). A member of an old Philadelphia Quaker family, he wrote The Quaker Heritage in Medicine (1978) and Footnotes on the Sands of Time (1994). He published many research papers and essays on science and religion, and on the ethical and social issues raised by modern medicine; his last scientific paper was one published in 1985 on migraine headaches—from which he had suffered all his life. In retirement he also wrote The Bird on the Rocking Chair (1988), and, just before he died, he finished an essay on bureaucratic encounters with the Social Security Administration.

Dr. Philip M. Gottlieb. See Class of 1932.

Dr. Samuel D. Kron. See Class of 1939.

Herbert W. Leonard. See Class of 1950.

Joanne Tharalson Lucid, associate master of Gregory College House since 1998 and of Hill House from 1979 to 1996; July 31. For 29 years she taught English, drama, and debate at Germantown High School, retiring in 1995; she there was honored as “all-time teacher of the year” in 1985. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Robert F. Lucid, emeritus professor of English and faculty master with her at both Gregory College House and Hill House those years, and their son, John Michael Lucid II C’86 GEd’86. From its inception, she led a section of the Penn Reading Project each autumn, and last summer she and Dr. Lucid taught a section together. Norman Mailer wrote of her, “I do not think I go too far if I say that she was the stuff from which we look to maintain our besieged hopes for humanity, our ongoing desire to still believe in ourselves through the darkest hours and years.”

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