’50, BS Ag ’51—Gerald D. Frank of Hatfield, MA, 2020; secretary and treasurer, Electrical Instrument Service.
’50—Marilen Tarleton Plumer of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Damariscotta, ME, December 8, 2017; realtor. Kappa Alpha Theta.
’51 BA—William H. Crosson of Marlborough, MA, February 2, 2021; consulting actuary; director, Executive Pension Group; actuary, Equitable Life Insurance Co.; instructor, US Naval Academy; veteran. Cayuga Lodge.
’51 BA, PhD ’58—Mary Osborn Gallwey of Seattle, WA, August 6, 2020; department chair of home economics and university ombudsman, Washington State U.; researched early childhood education in migrant populations; developed Cooperative Extension programs to address poverty. Alpha Xi Delta.
’51 BA—Jane Haskins Marcham of Ithaca, NY, February 26, 2021; journalist; editor, Ithaca Journal; co-ran the Glastonbury Citizen alongside her husband, John ’50; worked at Women’s Wear Daily; winner of a 1990 NYS Associated Press award; VP, Class of 1951; longtime member of the Ithaca Planning & Development Board; volunteer, History Center in Tompkins County; enjoyed travel, family history, gardening, music, art, and cooking; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.
’51 BA—Thomas E. Merrill of Farmington, NH, December 16, 2020; technical adviser, Kraft Foods; chemist, Sheffield Chemical Co.; Rotarian; enjoyed fishing, camping in the Adirondacks, building canoes, and singing; active in community and religious affairs. Cayuga Lodge.
’51, BCE ’52—James J. O’Brien of Riverton, NJ, December 31, 2020; engineer; construction management consultant; founder and CEO, O’Brien-Kreitzberg & Assocs.; president, MCD Systems; founding partner and executive VP, Meridian Engineering; member, Nat’l Academy of Engineering; author of numerous textbooks on construction management; veteran; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.
’51 MBA—George M. Roudebush III of Bainbridge Island, WA, and Chardon, OH, March 4, 2021; founder, Guardian Fence and Brown Fence companies; also worked for Kaiser Aluminum; competitive athlete; masters track and field champion; veteran; awarded the Purple Heart; named a Knight of the French Legion of Honor for his service in WWII; enjoyed playing the bagpipes.
’51 BA—Betty Goldsmith Stacey of Washington, DC, April 1, 2021; docent, Washington Nat’l Cathedral; enjoyed genealogy; active in alumni affairs.
’51 BS Nurs—Phyllis Miller Stern of Yardley, PA, 2017.
’51 BA—Guy T. Warfield III of Towson, MD, February 22, 2021; former president, Aetna Fdn.; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.
’51, BEP ’52—Martin S. Zucker of Miami, FL, December 14, 2020; researcher, Brookhaven Nat’l Laboratory; taught physics at Queens College, Stony Brook U., and Suffolk County Community College; also worked at the Int’l Atomic Energy Agency; invented methods of detecting and tracking nuclear materials; enjoyed gardening, photography, diving, and sailing; active in religious affairs.
’52, BME ’53, MS ’59—Arthur W. Gardiner of Algood, TN, February 12, 2021; associate professor of mechanical engineering, Tennessee Tech; also worked at Hughes Aircraft; veteran; avid steam engine designer and builder; enjoyed thermodynamics, teaching, and good conversation.
’52 BA—Richard B. Reichart of Princeton, NJ, October 6, 2020; president, Precision Research Instruments for Sales Management; program administrator, IBM; active in alumni affairs. Watermargin.
’52-54 SP Ag—David E. Shephard of Morrisville, NY, formerly of Cazenovia, NY, December 16, 2020; town clerk, Town of Fenner; partner, Shephard Brothers farm; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed gardening, travel, camping, and sailing; active in religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.
’53 LLB—John R. Edds of Palm City, FL, December 27, 2020; senior finance executive, Citibank; treasurer, Travelers; veteran; also worked at Primerica and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; veteran; enjoyed reading, travel, and the arts.
’53 BS, MST ’71—Robert A. Howell of Avon Park, FL, December 29, 2020; science teacher, Hammondsport Central School District; also taught agriculture at Andes Central High School; junior varsity basketball coach; enjoyed travel, golf, card games, and Bingo; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.
’53 BS ILR—William R. Landmesser of Kennett Square, PA, December 16, 2020; employee relations manager; worked at ICI Americas Inc., TIMET, and Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp.; veteran; member, Lions Club; enjoyed reading, oil painting, and summers in the Adirondacks; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.
’53, BME ’54—Gordon B. Lankton of Worcester, MA, March 7, 2021; owner and CEO, Nypro Inc.; general manager of plastics division, Stanley Tools; plastics technologist, DuPont; author; veteran; collector of fine art, war posters, and model cars; founded the Museum of Russian Icons; active in community and professional affairs. Beta Theta Pi. Wife, Janet Kilby Lankton ’53.
’54 MS HE—Michael I. Chiang of Alpine, NJ, July 25, 2018; businessman.
’54 BS Nurs—Jane Connell Cleary of New York City, August 19, 2019.
’54 DVM, PhD—Robert W. Dellers of Blacksburg, VA, March 1, 2021; veterinarian; worked at Cornell U., Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; enjoyed gardening, lighthouses, and cats.
’54 BA, MBA ’58, JD ’59—David A. Dewey of Greenwich, CT, February 4, 2021; investment manager; VP, Dillon, Read & Co.; senior marketing executive, Alliance Capital Management, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Trust Co. of the West, and Federal Street Partners; lawyer; veteran; enjoyed travel, gardening, and collecting model trains and toy soldiers. Sigma Pi.
’54 MS—Janet Bell Barhydt Garber, July 17, 2018; professor of biology and pre-nursing, Harbor College; also taught at UCLA; conservationist; former commissioner, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; enjoyed music, dancing, sailing, art, and travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.
’54-55 GR—Otto A. Heck of Raritan Township, NJ, February 4, 2021; biologist; professor of biology, Trenton State College; program director for nature study courses, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; studied corn snakes and great horned owls; also taught high school science and biology; veteran; active with the Environmental Protection Agency of New Jersey; conservationist; enjoyed nature, reading, playing cards, and hiking; active in community and professional affairs.
’54 BA—Brenda L. Lopez of Overland Park, KS, February 4, 2021; retired advertising manager; worked for W.T. Grant and Kmart; homemaker; avid reader and football fan; active in alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.
’54-55 GR—Katharine Whitehorn Lyall of London, UK, January 8, 2021; journalist; columnist for the Observer; also wrote for Saga Magazine, the Guardian, and Picture Post; author; adviser, Inst. for Global Ethics; rector, St. Andrews U.; received the Women Who Make a Difference award from the Int’l Women’s Forum.
’54 BA—Jordon L. Pecile of Mystic, CT, January 14, 2021; writer; professor of writing, US Coast Guard Academy; associate professor at Trinity College and Mount Holyoke College; also taught at the U. of Iowa, Princeton U., and the US Naval Academy; Fulbright lecturer and scholar; veteran; enjoyed reading, fine dining, and travel.
’54-55 GR—Ivan Stern of Baltimore, MD, December 29, 2020; real estate developer and investor; instructor, U. of Maryland; consultant for NASA; founder, Avir Corp.; worked for the US Air Force in the early years of the space program; also served in the Israeli military; member of the American Technion Society national board of directors; enjoyed art, architecture, classical music, tennis, and skiing; active in community and religious affairs. Wife, Gala Silbernweit Stern, MA ’56.
’54—Elinor Keiser Uhrig of Chesterfield, VA, February 10, 2021; homemaker; substitute teacher; Girl Scout leader; active in community and religious affairs. Pi Beta Phi.
’54 BS HE—Jeannette Picciano Wood of Woodway, WA, January 9, 2021; Washington state senator; legislator, Washington House of Representatives; mayor of Woodway, WA; Rotarian; member, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees; advocate for women’s rights; seamstress; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta.
’55, BA ’56—Edward M. Cameron III of Hollywood, FL, August 3, 2020. Delta Phi.
’55 BA—Richard F. Grossman of Bethlehem, PA, February 1, 2021; consultant in the polymer and synthetic rubber industry; technical director, Halstab; also worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable, Polymer Services Inc., Polysar, and the Hammond Group; testified as an expert polymer witness in the 2000 Florida election hanging chads case; patentholder; veteran; enjoyed reading, travel, and the arts; active in professional affairs.
’55 BA, LLB ’57—Paul T. Kalinich of Glen Ellyn, IL, March 19, 2021; attorney for the Village of Glen Ellyn; corporate counsel; youth sports coach; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed golf, bridge, reading, skiing, cycling, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.
’55—Barbara Lawrence Kimsey of Eckert, CO, January 21, 2021; homemaker; performed in a clown troupe; enjoyed reading, needlepoint, Bingo, and league bowling; active in community affairs.
’55 BS ILR—Mordecai J. Kolko of Pittsford, NY, February 7, 2021; executive director, RMA Kolko; veteran; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.
’55 BA—Erik W. Landberg of Reston, VA, February 23, 2021; VP, Merrill Lynch; veteran; trustee, Nature Conservancy; past president, Cornell Club of Washington, DC; active in community and alumni affairs. Tau Kappa Epsilon.
’55 BS HE—Virginia Wallace Panzer of Summit, NJ, February 6, 2021; worked in real estate development; real estate agent; class correspondent, Class of 1955; University Council life member; 2011 recipient of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award; treasurer, League of Women Voters of New Jersey; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.
’55 BS HE—Nancy Ruh Stevens of San Francisco, CA, May 2020. Pi Beta Phi.
’56 BA—Joseph L. Bograd of Pompton Lakes, NJ, February 17, 2021; CEO and owner, Bograd’s Fine Furniture; enjoyed good food.
’56 MS—Peter H. Burleigh of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, January 9, 2021; chemist; worked for Diamond General Development Corp., General Electric, Mobay, Ford Motor Co., and Velsicol Chemical Co.; author; patentholder; studied Native American culture, art, and history; conservationist; enjoyed skiing, golf, hockey, travel, and the Rocky Mountains.
’56 BA—Michael J. Fellner of Bedminster, NJ, November 8, 2020; dermatologist; clinical professor of dermatology, New York Medical College and Mount Sinai Medical Center; author; enjoyed performing standup comedy, painting, writing music, and his dogs; active in alumni affairs.
’56 MILR—Peter P. Fornal of East Greenwich, RI, January 1, 2021; human resources consultant; VP of personnel, Motorola; also worked for American Cyanamid, CIBA-Geigy, Hasbro, Bradford Soap, and Log on America; taught at Cornell U., Bryant U., the U. of Rhode Island, and New Haven U.; active in professional and alumni affairs.
’56, BME ’57—Robert A. Hutchins of Enfield, CT, formerly of Longmeadow, MA, February 14, 2021; career mechanical engineer, draftsman, and administrator, Hutchins Tool & Engineering; served as president of the Cornell Club of Western Massachusetts; accomplished golfer; also enjoyed cross country skiing, swimming, platform tennis, travel, and singing; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Wife, Susan Howe Hutchins ’57.
’56—Barbara Tepperman Kelly of Carrboro, NC, February 5, 2021; freelance editor; created custom publications for environmental and engineering corporations; adjunct professor in English writing and literature, UMass; enjoyed nature, music, literature, baseball, and kindness; active in religious affairs.
’56—Kathryn Huxtable Lewis of Tyrone, PA, December 7, 2020; pediatrician, Tyrone Hospital; taught ambulatory pediatrics at the U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; pediatric clinic director, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital; also taught at Case Western Reserve U.; member, Kiwanis; Sunday school teacher and youth leader; active in community and religious affairs.
’56 BA—Robert A. Melter of Southampton, NY, April 11, 2021; professor and chair of mathematics, Long Island U.; Fulbright professor at the U. of Niamey in Niger and the Nat’l U. of the Ivory Coast; worked for the Nat’l Research Council in Bucharest, Romania; author; volunteer, American Mathematics Society; enjoyed crossword puzzles, the arts, and learning languages.
’56 LLB—Alan Parsons of Elmira, NY, February 3, 2021; attorney; veteran; competitive sailor; enjoyed square dancing, stamp collecting, and gardening; active in community and religious affairs.
’56 BA—Barbara Lang Stern of Pound Ridge, NY, and New York City, January 11, 2021; author; Vogue columnist; VP, the Rowland Co.; also worked for the Theatre Guild; competitive equestrian; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Beta Kappa.
’57-58 SP Ag—Grahame T. Arnott of Grimsby, ON, January 12, 2021; worked in architecture; professor; watercolor painter; enjoyed art, musicals, photography, travel, flying, and storytelling.
’57 DVM—Anthony Palminteri of Franklin Lakes, NJ, November 10, 2020; veterinarian; founder, Oradell Animal Hospital; taught personal defense classes at the Bergen County Police Academy; enjoyed martial arts, boating, fishing, and music; active in professional affairs.
’58 PhD—Richard R. Addiss Jr. of Bedford, MA, April 3, 2019; physicist; worked for Solar Power Corp., Itek Corp., and RCA; served on the IEEE Subcommittee on Photovoltaic Energy Systems.
’58-59 SP Ag—Francis V. Aubertine of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Clayton, NY, January 11, 2021; dairy farmer; school bus driver; veteran.
’58, LLB ’63—Frederick Beck Jr. of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 17, 2021; attorney; special counsel to the commissioner, NYS Workers Compensation Board; assistant district attorney, Tompkins County; also worked for the NYS Electric & Gas Corp.; veteran; avid golfer; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.
’58 LLB—Bruce O. Becker of Boynton Beach, FL, December 23, 2020; business executive; attorney; enjoyed golf; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.
’58 BA—Peter I. Bermas of Sleepy Hollow, NY, formerly of Great Neck, NY, November 23, 2020; attorney; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.
’58 BA, MD ’62—Robert W. Brennan of Cornwall, PA, March 17, 2020; neurologist; professor of neurology, Penn State U.; active in alumni affairs.
’58 MD—Arnold G. “Gill” Diethelm of Mountain Brook, AL, January 28, 2021; surgeon; cattle rancher; professor and chair, Dept. of Surgery, Medical College of Alabama; performed the first kidney transplant in the State of Alabama in 1968; also studied transplant immunology under Nobel Laureate Sir Peter Medawar; author; enjoyed football.
’58 MA—Marianne Brish Evett of Arlington, MA, February 4, 2021; theater critic; professor of English, Cleveland Inst. of Art; journalist at Vogue, president of the American Theater Critics Assn.; philanthropist; avid supporter of the performing arts; advocate for social and environmental justice; enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, dancing, travel, and theater; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.
’58 MRP—Laurence C. Gerckens of Hilliard, OH, January 9, 2021; professor emeritus and director of the School of Architecture, Ohio State U.; also taught architecture at Montana State U. and Arizona State U.; advocate for social justice; enjoyed camping, travel, and animals; active in professional affairs.
’58 BS Ag—Steven C. Gibson of Boyds, MD, January 20, 2021; transit consultant; senior program analyst, Litton Computer Services; computer programmer/systems analyst, NYS Dept. of Transportation; teacher; veteran; Boy Scout leader; enjoyed reading, music festivals, and travel; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.
’58 BS HE—Miriam Smith Hardy of Middlebury, VT, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 18, 2021; program coordinator, Tompkins County Senior Citizens Council (now Lifelong); caseworker; teacher; president, Ithaca Lions Club; helped found the first community food pantry in Trumansburg; enjoyed theater and opera; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.
’58 BS Ag—William E. Reid of Rock City Falls, NY, January 22, 2021; plant manager, Stewarts; veteran; fire commissioner and life member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Dept.; Mason; enjoyed camping, hunting, gardening, and travel; active in community affairs.
’58—Elizabeth Owlett Seidel of Rochester, NY, January 2021.
’58 BS Hotel—Edward J. Taylor of San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2021; VP of operations, North American Intelecom; retired colonel, US Army; product manager for the TAMIS Project; senior medical staff officer for the Office of the Command Surgeon, United States European Command; volunteered with the Census Bureau; enjoyed golf, cruises, and skiing; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.
’59—Arnold R. Beiles of New York City, February 5, 2021; lecturer in accounting, College of Staten Island; certified public accountant; served on the board of the Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Jewish Community Center, and Congregation B’nai Jeshurun; avid baseball card collector; enjoyed dancing, running, skiing, jazz, swimming, and the New York Yankees; active in community and religious affairs.
’59 MS—John J. Brehm of Doylestown, PA, January 16, 2021; professor of physics, UMass, Amherst; assistant professor, Northwestern U.; specialist in high energy particle physics and chaos theory; enjoyed photography, basketball, theater, and movies.
’59 BA—John A. Copland of Ottawa, ON, December 20, 2020; head of aid, Canadian Int’l Development Agency; world traveler; mentor; enjoyed reading, history, and puzzles.
’59 BA—Judith Bellemore Spehar of El Prado, NM, February 14, 2021; director of adult education programs, Westchester County, NY; worked for IBM; taught at North Carolina College and SUNY Cortland; active in the Native Plant Society of New Mexico; enjoyed organic gardening, gourmet cooking, and reading; active in community and religious affairs.
’59-60 GR—Mary Kauffman Vaughn of Charlottesville, VA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, January 1, 2021; homemaker; active in community and religious affairs.