August 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1940s

’43 LLB—Elizabeth Krauss Yadlosky of Gaithersburg, MD, November 28, 2020; associate director for research, analysis, and multidisciplinary programs, Congressional Research Service.

’44 BA—Melvin L. Hirsch of New York City and Sarasota, FL, May 26, 2022; corporate attorney; founder and CEO, Transportation Capital Corp.; veteran; avid stamp collector; enjoyed reading, walking, old movies, cruising the world, and summering in Nantucket; active in civic and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’44 BA—Frieda Diamond Lawrence of Longmeadow, MA, June 2, 2022; librarian, Queens Borough Library; enjoyed international travel, concerts and lectures, tennis, and bridge; active in religious and alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’45, BCE ’47—Richard C. Kuhn of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Columbus, OH, May 24, 2022; consultant; co-founder of the Columbus-based M.P. Dory construction company; veteran; enjoyed tennis, golf, card games, and dancing.

’45 BME—Thomas S. Murphy of Rye, NY, and North Palm Beach, FL, May 25, 2022; chairman and CEO, Capital Cities/ABC, where he oversaw its merger with the Walt Disney Co.; also worked as an industrial oil salesman at Texaco and as an account executive at Kenyon & Eckhardt; veteran; board member, Disney, Berkshire Hathaway, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and other community and philanthropic organizations; public servant and mentor.

’45, BA ’44—Phyllis Avery Olin of Charlottesville, VA, June 3, 2022; child psychologist; homemaker; pianist; director, Colonnades Singers; enjoyed international travel, camping, swimming, sailing, and canoeing; active in civic, community, cultural, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’46, BME ’45—Stanley I. Bender of Lantana, FL, February 11, 2022; project leader and aircraft engine designer, General Electric; satellite designer, Curtis Wright and RCA Satellite; crash investigator, FAA; veteran; held three U.S. patents for engine design; championship bridge player, Life Master, and teacher; enjoyed international travel, the beach, maps, car repair, watercolor painting, and home craftsmanship; active in community affairs.

’46—Joyce Jacobowitz Concors of Walden, NY, June 11, 2021; secretary-treasurer, Thruway Food Market & Shopping Center Inc.; homemaker; published author; Scout leader; avid Yankees and Giants fan; enjoyed international travel, tennis, knitting, big band music, Broadway shows, and writing poetry; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’46 BA—Patricia Peck Tiebout of Princeton, NJ, May 9, 2022; substitute teacher, office administrator, reading teacher, and Sunday school teacher; worked with Dr. Arnold Gesell at the Yale Child Study Center; volunteer, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic; enjoyed skiing and water sports; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’47 BA, MD ’50—Leopoldo E. Margarida of Abington, PA, September 23, 2013.

’47 BA—Barbara Dwyer O’Connell of Rye, NY, May 30, 2022; psychiatrist; leader in adolescent and women’s mental health, women in medicine, and the care of incarcerated women; avid sailor; enjoyed reading, gardening, and bridge; active in alumni affairs.

’48 BA—Constance Schulman Goodman of New York City, April 21, 2022; homemaker; established and led educational programs for children and adults; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’48 BCE—Peter R. Lovisa of Pelham Manor, NY, June 8, 2022; co-founder, Lovisa Construction Co., which handled numerous public works jobs in the New York metro area, including the entryway of the New York Botanical Garden; veteran; member, Zoning Board and lifetime member, New York Athletic Club, including as commodore of the NYAC Yacht Club; enjoyed travel, tennis, boating, and bridge; active in alumni affairs.

’48 BA—Charlotte Choper Weiss of Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 2022; psychiatrist and consultant, Highland Park and East Brunswick, NJ, school systems; volunteer, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County; enjoyed international travel and volcanology.

’49 BS Ag, MS ’50, PhD ’51—Frederick F. Fleischman Jr. of Langhorne, PA, June 10, 2021; founder of his own chemical business; also worked at Corning; developed the “clean in place” method for dairy equipment, the standard in numerous dairy and brewing industries; veteran; enjoyed travel, boating, and fishing.

’49—W. Glenn Hackney of Fairbanks, AK, May 20, 2022; member of the Alaska state legislature; manager, Office of Alaska Governor Keith Miller; city purchasing agent; general manager, Concrete Products of Alaska; member of the Merchant Marines; chosen to run the Olympic Flame for a portion of its route in 1996; enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, running, and his giant backyard garden; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’49 BA—Marvin Josephson of New York City, May 31, 2022; chairman and CEO, ICM Holdings Inc., a Hollywood talent agency that represented actors, classical musicians, news personalities, politicians, and other public figures; founder, Marvin Josephson Associates, a personal management company that grew into a literary and talent agency; veteran; worked in refugee relief and resettlement; fourth degree black belt in Tang Soo Do; active in charitable, religious, and alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’49 BA—Ronald E. Lindy of Scotch Plains, NJ, May 26, 2022; sales representative, Mooney General Paper Co.; also worked at Fortunoff, a retailer of outdoor furniture and jewelry; veteran; enjoyed sporting events and crossword puzzles; active in alumni affairs.

’49 B Chem E—James F. Mayer of Wilmette, IL, February 9, 2022; commodities broker; president, James Mayer & Associates Inc.; also worked for Continental Grain Co. and other international grain companies; veteran; avid student of history; enjoyed international travel, tennis, reading biographies, studying financial markets, and attending lectures; active in alumni affairs.

’49 BA—Jonathan S. Miller of New York City, January 28, 2022; award-winning commercial real estate broker; executive managing director, Lee & Associates; executive VP, James Felt Realty Services and Grubb & Ellis Co.; taught real estate courses at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; veteran; enjoyed retreats on the water, skiing, and sailing; active in professional and alumni affairs. Tau Delta Phi.

’49—Sarah “Sallie” Harwood Norris of Philadelphia, PA, June 10, 2021; active in cultural and alumni affairs.

’49 JD—Cecile Genhart Sarra of Bath, UK, December 2008.


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1950s

’50 BS Hotel—David L. Brooke of Rochester, NY, and Naples, FL, May 7, 2022; co-founder, Pinegrove Management Inc., commercial properties development and leasing; founder, Restaurant Management Corp., franchised operator of Burger King Restaurants; member of several professional boards in New York and Florida; Rotarian; enjoyed travel, cruising, golf, and antique car restoration; active in religious and alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’50 BEE—C. Brate Bryant of Waukesha, WI, May 12, 2022; engineer and inventor; held several patents; developed an aquatic weed harvester, sold internationally, as an alternative to using chemicals in clearing rivers and lakes; veteran; environmentalist; enjoyed singing; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’50 BEE—Leonard E. Buyer of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Rock Hill, SC, September 14, 2021; veteran.

’50 BS Nurs—Barbara Conner French of Henniker, NH, April 20, 2022; New Hampshire state legislator, serving on several health, human services, and environmental committees; junior high school nurse, Concord, NH; child welfare social worker, New Hampshire Department of Welfare; helped create the New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corp. and the Child and Family Resource Centers; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’50 BS HE—Esther Artman Hammer of Rochester, NY, June 1, 2022; social worker in area schools; developed a child sexual abuse safety program; homemaker; enjoyed international travel, music, the arts, cooking, gardening, camping, and family history; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’50 BME—Thor S. Johnson of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Berwyn, PA, June 7, 2021; manufacturing representative; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Sigma. Wife, Blanche Anderton Johnson ’53.

’50—Margaret Rasmussen Sanger of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY, July 15, 2021; avid reader; enjoyed Mahjong and jigsaw puzzles.

’50 BA—Howard H. Schultz of Dallas, TX, June 17, 2022; independent auditor; founder and president, Howard Schultz and Associates; expert in retail finance and accounts payable; veteran; philanthropist and volunteer; active in artistic, community, educational, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’51, BS ILR ’52—Thomas C. Borthwick of Pinehurst, NC, January 31, 2021; investment adviser and partner, C.C. Collings and Co., Philadelphia; salesman, Owens Corning; veteran; skilled cabinet maker; enjoyed golf, croquet, and pontoon boating; active in alumni affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’51 BA—Charles R. Peebles of Mason, MI, February 28, 2022; member of the faculty, Michigan State University, teaching general education natural science courses; also taught a field natural science course for MSU’s Evening College program; record collector; enjoyed classical, jazz, and American folk music, reading, history, and the natural world.

’52–53 GR—Robert F. Daly of Burlington, VT, formerly of Pittsford, NY, April 26, 2022; stockbroker and financial advisor at several Wall Street firms; veteran; avid golfer; community volunteer; active in Holy Cross alumni affairs.

’52 BA, JD ’55—Anne Schobeck Darling of Gang Mills, NY, June 4, 2022; homemaker; also worked in Washington, DC; docent, Corning Museum of Glass; community leader and volunteer; enjoyed travel and taking walks; active in religious affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’52 BS Hotel—Fred J. Eydt of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of New Canaan, CT, May 17, 2022; co-founder, Medallion Hotels; president, RockResorts, managing luxury resorts in New York, Hawaii, and the Caribbean; also worked at Hilton International, Treadway Inns, Inter-Continental Hotels/Pan Am, and International Industries; mentor; avid tennis player; enjoyed international travel, golf, skiing, working the Vermont farm, and the New York Mets; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’52 MBA—Andrew I. Namm of New York City, March 2, 2022; investment manager; president, A.I. Namm & Son, a Brooklyn department store and the family business; veteran; founder and chair, NYC College of Technology Foundation; enjoyed international travel, good food, retail stores, and musical theater; active in charitable and alumni affairs.

’52—Frank M. Shappert of Rockford, IL, June 14, 2022; president, Shappert Engineering Co., a construction business; veteran; Scout leader; competitive sailor; enjoyed choral singing; active in community, educational, and religious affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’53 BS ILR—Gerald J. Adler of El Macero, CA, September 29, 2021; product liability and medical malpractice attorney, Crow Law Firm; mayor of Davis, CA, and member of the Planning Commission and City Council; faculty member, UC Davis King Law School; career Air Force captain and senior navigator; Rotarian; enjoyed travel and live theater; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Tau Delta Phi.

’53, BEP ’54—Shepard A. “Tony” Clough of Lexington, MA, May 22, 2022; expert on spectroscopy and line-by-line modeling, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Cambridge, MA; research physicist, Air Force Geophysics Lab, Hanscom Air Force Base, focused on global warming; co-developed the world standard FASCODE model relating to atmospheric radioactive transfer; veteran; advocate for social justice and workers’ rights; enjoyed travel, opera, current events, and discussing the arts and sciences; active in educational, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’53 LLB—Philip L. Evans of Remsen, NY, May 4, 2022; tax, corporate, and estate planning attorney, Felt Evans LLP; veteran; Rotarian, mentor, and environmentalist; enjoyed canoeing, hiking, reading, and the study of historic architecture; active in charitable, community, and professional affairs.

’53 BA, MBA ’54—Erwin P. Geiger of Palm Harbor, FL, April 19, 2022; economist and independent international affairs professional; worked on privatization and economic reform programs in Asia, Central America, and South America; State Department consultant; affiliate manager, ExxonMobil; active in alumni affairs.

’53, B Chem E ’54—Joe A. Gryson of San Rafael, CA, October 24, 2021; orthodontist; active in alumni affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’53, B Chem E ’54—Julian P. Heicklen of Teaneck, NJ, March 11, 2022; professor emeritus of chemistry, Pennsylvania State University; active in civic and community affairs. Triangle.

’53 BA—Robert E. Jensen of Bozeman, MT, formerly of Chicago, IL, May 20, 2022; veteran; championship sailor; community volunteer; enjoyed skiing and reading World War II and Civil War history. Theta Chi.

’53 BS Ag—James C. Orman of Avon, NY, August 11, 2021; farmer; town and village justice; member, Avon Town Board and Central School Board; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’53 BA—George M. Robson Jr. of Fresno, CA, April 24, 2022. Kappa Alpha.

’53, BME ’54—John R. Russell of Winchester, MA, May 24, 2022; associate dean, Boston University; professor, BU’s Department of Management Policy, where he established the Public Management Program; also taught in BU’s Executive MBA program; instructor in operations management, Harvard Business School; veteran; advocate for social justice and environmental stewardship; enjoyed travel, singing, reading, and gardening; active in community and religious affairs. Chi Psi.

’53–55 GR—Alan J. Sofia of Rye, NY, May 15, 2022; co-owner and president, Sofia Brothers in NYC, whose warehouse was designated a landmark and later turned into luxury mixed-use condominiums and named the “Sofia”; veteran; accomplished chef; enjoyed travel, golf, tennis, gin rummy, and reading nonfiction and historical fiction.

’53, BEE ’54—Robert M. Stuckelman of Encino, CA, December 19, 2020; principal, Technical Management Consultants, providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services; active in alumni affairs.

’53, BArch ’55—Thomas E. Ware of Reston, VA, May 6, 2022; architect; co-founder, Building Technology Inc., an international architectural consulting firm; also worked in government at the National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, where he co-authored a practical guide on the process of erecting an office building; taught graduate-level architecture courses, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and George Washington University; awarded the National Capital Award for Professional Achievement in Architecture; advocate for the regulation of environmental hazards; enjoyed art, classical music, fashion, style, and convertible sports cars. Beta Theta Pi.

’54 BS Ag—Arthur E. Auer of Bowie, MD, February 9, 2019; worked on various drug and food safety issues at the FDA; veteran; volunteer, U.S. National Arboretum and Smithsonian Museums; enjoyed square-dancing and gardening; active in community and alumni affairs.

’54, BA ’55—Morgan R. Barker of Sausalito, CA, April 6, 2022; owner and president, Barker Pipe Fittings Co., Norristown, PA, and Penflex Corp., Exton, PA; Rotarian; board member, Haverford School; elementary and middle school math tutor; licensed Piper Cub pilot and owner; prize-winning sailor; enjoyed reading; active in community affairs. Phi Kappa Sigma. Wife, Carol Munro Barker ’56.

’54 BS Ag, MS ’56—Chauncey R. Benedict of College Station, TX, October 11, 2021; professor emeritus of biochemistry and biophysics, Texas A&M University; author of numerous scientific papers and articles.

’54 MEd, PhD ’66—James E. Clarke of Hamilton, NY, May 4, 2022; professor emeritus of education and social science, Colgate University; helped develop the MAT program and developed a major in the study of education as a social science; advocated for Colgate’s admission of women; researched radical student groups across the world; enjoyed reading, debate, dogs and cats, his Harley-Davidson, and all cars, tractors, and heavy equipment.

’54 BA—Spero O. Dephtereos of York, PA, October 21, 2021; owner and president, Guildcraft Inc., manufacturers of products for the foam and Styrofoam industry; also worked at Western Electric, Sprague Electric, and Colonial Penn Group; veteran. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’54 BS Hotel—John J. Donahoe of Pelham, NY, May 19, 2022; sales professional; owner, Sales Careers Inc., a recruiting firm in the office automation field; national sales manager, Smith-Corona Marchant Inc.; Rotarian; Little League coach; enjoyed walking, bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, New York professional sports, and Cornell football; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’54 BS Ag, MS ’57—Robert A. Hellmann of Hilton, NY, May 31, 2022; owner, environmental consulting firm; also taught conservation classes, Department of Biology, SUNY Brockport; veteran; Rotarian; active in charitable and alumni affairs. Kappa Phi Kappa.

’54 BA, JD ’58—Peter K. Johnson of Deerfield, IL, May 27, 2022; senior counsel, Kraft Foods; expert on pension and benefits law; counsel, National Dairy Products; antitrust attorney, Royall, Koegel, Rogers & Wells; veteran; youth sports coach; avid volleyball player. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’54 JD—J. Robert Lunney of Bronxville, NY, March 10, 2022; attorney and co-founder, Lunney & Murtagh, specializing in litigation; also worked at Shearman & Sterling; assistant U.S. attorney, SDNY; career naval officer with the Military Sea Transportation Service who participated in the marine rescue of 14,000 Korean refugees in 1950; recipient of numerous awards for public service; member/officer of several military and charitable boards and societies; enjoyed piloting planes, scuba diving, and skiing.

’54 BS Hotel—Donald A. Ross of Port Chester, NY, March 4, 2021. Zeta Beta Tau.

’54 BS ILR—Richard A. Ross of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Falmouth, MA, June 27, 2020; active in alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’54 BA—Kenneth von Schaumburg of Clifton, NJ, June 24, 2021; attorney in private practice; partner, Moser, Roveto, McGough & von Schaumburg; veteran; avid Minor League Baseball fan; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’55—Donald G. Fleck of Paris, OH, June 12, 2022; worked at TRW; also worked at the Watertown (MA) Arsenal; veteran; guitar player and bluegrass music performer; Civil War history buff; enjoyed gardening, painting, and reading. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’55 BA—Naomi Freistadt of New York City, December 18, 2021; benefactor of the performing arts; active in alumni affairs.

’55 BS Nurs—Julia Schult Kugler of Tampa, FL, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, May 14, 2022; teacher, Mary Black College of Nursing (University of South Carolina, Spartanburg) and Greenville Technical College; also ran the Tech Lab at the university; enjoyed photography, technology, crafting, gardening, baking, and reading; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’55—David D. Langley of Carson, WA, formerly of New York City, November 20, 2021; commercial photographer who worked with Madison Avenue advertising agencies; enjoyed woodworking and building birdhouses.

’56 PhD—Malcolm R. Bell of Hagerstown, MD, formerly of East Greenbush, NY, May 8, 2022; research chemist and administrator, Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute, Rensselaer, NY; held more than 60 patents and was author or co-author of 40 scientific articles; Scout leader; anti-poverty activist; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’56–57 GR—Milton A. Combs of Kensington, CA, April 14, 2022; Baptist minister, Richmond, CA, spearheading activities focused on African American young men and boys; also served as interim pastor in several East Bay churches; longtime teacher, Solano Community College and counselor, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall; missionary, American Baptist Missionary Society, in Myanmar; veteran; community organizer.

’56 BA—Wilmot S. Draper of Dover, NH, June 9, 2021; dermatologist in private practice; assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina; career Navy medical officer, stationed around the world; associate editor, Japanese Dermatological Association’s Journal of Dermatology and consultant to the Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic; enjoyed travel, photography, reading, bicycling, hiking, and kayaking; active in professional and alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega.

’56 B HE—Mary Beth Glintz Gutz of San Diego, CA, formerly of Peabody, MA, and Sheridan, WY, May 2022; active in religious affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’56, BME ’57—Willard C. King Jr. of Escondido, CA, May 14, 2022; sales engineer, Combustion Engineering, a steam energy technology company; avid hiker; enjoyed international travel, watercolor painting, home improvement projects, reading historical nonfiction, running, sailing, and puzzles; active in religious affairs. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’56, BME ’57—Norman A. Ross of Hampden, ME, May 24, 2022; charter pilot, horse farmer, and substitute teacher; instructor, Maine Maritime Academy; contract programmer for area water districts; career Navy pilot and officer on bases throughout the country; teacher, U.S. Naval Academy; community volunteer; enjoyed journal writing; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’56 MA—Gala Silbernweit Stern of Baltimore, MD, May 17, 2022; professor of French and Russian language and literature, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; lecturer, Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College; also taught at the K–12 Park School, Baltimore; published an autobiography, Recollections of the Past; fluent in five languages; enjoyed travel, following European fashion and culture, and cooking.

’56—Virginia Poad Zechman of Skaneateles, NY, June 2, 2022; elementary school teacher and consultant; banjo player, Soda Ash Dixieland Jazz Band; avid golfer and basketball player; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’57 BS ILR—Gerald L. Dorf of Freehold, NJ, and Boca Raton, FL, June 12, 2022; attorney, Law Offices of Dorf & Dorf, specializing in labor and employment law; lecturer, seminar leader, and university instructor; executive director, New Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association; labor relations consultant, American Newspaper Publishers Association; labor relations negotiator, New York Times; veteran; author of more than 200 articles on labor and management matters; expert witness; life member, Cornell University Council; enjoyed travel, golf, bridge, and flying his own airplane; active in cultural and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’57 JD—Edwin R. Eisen of New York City and Steamboat Springs, CO, May 4, 2022; attorney, Eisen & Schulman; also served as assistant U.S. attorney; enjoyed tennis, squash, skiing, and hiking; active in alumni affairs.

’57 MS—Albert F. Ike Jr. of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Athens, GA, April 25, 2022; associate VP for public service and outreach, University of Georgia; also served as chair of the faculty of UGA’s Environmental Ethics Certification program, associate director of the Institute for Community and Area Development, and associate professor of parks and outdoor recreation; researcher, U.S. Forest Service; veteran; co-author, Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace; Scout leader; environmental advocate; board president and chairman, Little Cumberland Island Association; active in religious affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’57 MA, DMA ’60—Leo E. Kreter of Laguna Woods, CA, April 16, 2022; professor emeritus of music and chair of the Department of Music, California State University, Fullerton; also taught at Cal State San Bernardino and Wichita State University; authored a two-volume musicianship textbook; music director for more than 100 community musical theater productions and music and choir director at several local churches; enjoyed design, art, and architecture, Lakers basketball, tennis, playing cello, and conducting.

’57 BA—Steven Lipson of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Rockville, MD, January 24, 2022; family medicine physician, geriatrician, and public health advocate; academic researcher, Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; researched pain assessments in nursing homes; author; active in alumni affairs.

’57­—Donald J. Page of Punta Gorda, FL, April 21, 2022; field engineer, customer service manager, and Hong Kong manager, IBM; veteran; enjoyed motorhome travel and golf; active in religious affairs.

’57, BME ’58—Edward Slater of Dallas, TX, December 11, 2021; worked at Texas Instruments and Delta Airlines; ambassador at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and operations manager, PrimeTimers of DFW; enjoyed international travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’57 BS Ag—Eva Stern Steadman of Geneva, NY, May 1, 2022; homemaker; field director, Ontario Girl Scout Council; community volunteer and nonprofit board member; avid gardener; enjoyed international travel, needlework, cultivating orchids, and hosting Rotary exchange students; active in religious and alumni affairs. Alpha Omicron Pi. Husband, Kenneth T. Steadman ’59.

’57, BA ’58—Bruce E. Young of Huletts Landing, NY, April 11, 2022; captain, United Airlines; veteran; director, Lake George Park Commission; enjoyed international travel, fishing, and hunting; active in religious and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’58 BS HE—Susan Plavin Braverman of Rockville Centre, NY, April 30, 2022; clinical dietitian and nutrition consultant; program director, Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise, Queens College, CUNY; public health nutritionist, Nassau County Department of Health; nutrition instructor, New York Hospital and Cornell University School of Nursing; enjoyed travel, theater, music, and needlework; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’58—Philip B. Dattilo Jr. of Honeoye Falls, NY, May 21, 2022; attorney in private practice; magistrate for the Town of Mendon, Monroe County, and Rochester City Courts; veteran; avid fisherman; enjoyed international travel; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’58—Norma Krant Dumont of Brookline, MA, June 8, 2022; visual artist in oils, wood, clay, colored pencils, handmade paper, woven wire, wax relief, and printmaking; enjoyed European travel and reading; active in cultural affairs.

’58, BArch ’59—James G. Herman of Cleveland, OH, June 3, 2022; award-winning architect; president, Herman Gibans Fodor Architects, designing office and institutional buildings and supportive environments for elderly, special needs, and multi-family housing; also worked at Outcalt Guenther Associates and Minoru Yamasaki & Associates; veteran; author and advocate for the care of the aging; member on several housing and planning boards; enjoyed international travel, golf, and tennis; active in professional and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’58—Louis E. Shipos of Newfield, NY, June 2, 2022; factory manager and design engineer, National Cash Register Co.; veteran; avid sportsman and golfer.

’58, B Chem E ’59—Bruce A. Whilton of Gloucester, MA, and Punta Gorda, FL, June 5, 2022; worked at General Mills/Unilever; veteran; hockey player, fan, and coach; enjoyed international travel and boating; active in community and cultural affairs. Kappa Delta Rho.

’59—Aline Young Bakken of Kitty Hawk, NC, August 15, 2016. Husband, David A. Bakken ’59, BEE ’60.

’59—Calvin Carr of Boothbay, ME, June 5, 2022; tax attorney; tax counsel in the law department of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. and its subsidiaries; charter member, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and VP, secretary, and treasurer, Boothbay Region Land Trust; community volunteer; enjoyed sailing, power boating, and gardening. Alpha Delta Phi.

’59, BS Ag ’60—Michael J. Danehy of Newport News, VA, formerly of Canton, NY, June 11, 2022; faculty member and dean, Engineering Technology Division, SUNY Canton; veteran; enjoyed travel and camping; active in religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’59, BEP ’61—Alan W. Riddiford of Aurora, IL, June 2, 2022; engineer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; physics teacher, Marmion Military Academy; also worked at Beloit Corp. and Continental Can Co.; oblate of St. Benedict of Marmion Abbey; longtime volunteer, Provena Mercy Hospital, assisting with their computer databases. Kappa Delta Rho.


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1960s

’60 BArch—Gretchen Zahm Babarovic of Madison, CT, November 30, 2021; art historian and journalist; executive assistant to anchor Peter Jennings, ABC News; advisor to high school and college students through the Civic Life Project; advocated for the understanding of global issues; enjoyed international travel. Delta Gamma.

’60 BA—Eva Metzger Brown of Amherst, MA, May 16, 2022; psychotherapist in private practice in the areas of divorce and the restructuring of family relationships; founder and director, Intergenerational Healing in Holocaust Families, UMass Amherst; award-winning author of scholarly writings on the psychotherapeutic development of trust and the treatment of traumatized groups; active in professional and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’60 DVM—Blair H. Campbell of Rutland, VT, April 22, 2022; large and small animal veterinarian, Eastwood Animal Clinic and Mendon Animal Clinic; professor of physiology, Castleton State College; owner, Rutland Foundations construction company; researcher and inventor of pet products; enjoyed international travel, fishing, and boating. Alpha Psi.

’60 PhD—Joseph F. Colwell of Carlsbad, CA, April 14, 2022; guidance and computer systems professional at Naval Electronics in San Diego, Air Force Flight Test Center in Edwards, CA, and Rocket Research Center, Alamogordo, NM; veteran; authored several technical papers and contributed to what became the GPS system; civic and community volunteer and advocate for immigrant rights, education, and the environment; enjoyed international travel.

’60 BS Ag—William R. Laird of Huntsville, AL, July 12, 2021; worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement; career Army pilot and Master Aviator, flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in search and rescue missions; airfield commander and flight detachment officer, Redstone Arsenal, AL; enjoyed woodworking and his pet dogs.

’60 BA—Edmund Lukas Jr. of New York City and West Barnstable, MA, May 30, 2022; consultant, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, a securities brokerage company; VP, New York Stock Exchange; established the NYSE International Division in London; veteran; radio co-host and weekly financial segment contributor, “Cape Cod Real Estate”; enjoyed international travel, storytelling, and writing celebration poems; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’60 BA—Carrie Warnow Makover of Fairfield, CT, May 18, 2022; municipal planner, Town of Westport; environmental planner, Frederick P. Clark Associates; landscape designer, Tate & Associates; served as webmaster for Westport and several nonprofit organizations; also worked in publishing, marketing, and graphic design; enjoyed cottage-style gardening; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’60 BS HE, MA ’65—Patricia Knapp Trahan of Cloverdale, CA, April 17, 2020; worked at New Mexico State University; community volunteer and docent; active in alumni affairs.

’61 BS ILR—Victor Levinson of New York City, May 28, 2022; fiduciary investment and financial advisor; co-founder and manager, Park Piedmont Advisors; also worked for the Malina Co., a family-owned textile business; Little League coach; avid chess player; active in alumni affairs.

’61 BA—James W. Truran Jr. of Olympia Fields, IL, March 5, 2022; award-winning nuclear physicist; professor emeritus, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago; specialized in understanding the ways stars burn and explode and the elements these processes produce; faculty member, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; also worked at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Caltech, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Yeshiva University; advisor and mentor; avid tennis player; active in professional affairs. Delta Phi.

’62 MS, PhD ’73—Helen T. Aboud of Sydney, NS, May 16, 2022; sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, where she held leadership roles on the province and local level; professor of human nutrition and chair of the Department of Home Economics, St. Francis Xavier University; also taught home economics at Mount St. Bernard, Antigonish; healthcare and addiction volunteer; active in community affairs.

’62—Barry I. Feinblatt of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Buffalo, NY, August 23, 2021; pediatrician; also taught martial arts.

’62 MD—Jack D. Halpin of Ventura, CA, December 22, 2021; award-winning internal medicine physician and geriatrician, Buenaventura Medical Group and Community Memorial Hospital; also participated in the Ventura County Medical Center internal medicine teaching program; veteran; enjoyed hunting, reading, classical music, and yardwork; active in professional affairs. Wife, Beverly Mejo Halpin ’60, BS Nurs ’63.

’62 BA—Bernard J. McHugh of Dale City, VA, May 11, 2022; defense contractor focused on analyzing new equipment performance; career Army officer, with worldwide postings that included Berlin during the Cold War and Vietnam; recipient of numerous awards and commendations; enjoyed road trips, historic sites, ocean beach vacations, and reading; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’62–66 GR—Larry R. Mote of Flossmoor, IL, April 29, 2022; consultant, International Monetary Fund, on various projects in Mauritius and Ukraine; senior economist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC; economist, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago; also taught classes in money and banking at several colleges; veteran; fluent in German and Russian; enjoyed international travel, cruising, sports, and the outdoors; active in community affairs.

’62, BEE ’63—Charles E. Schmid of Bainbridge Island, WA, April 30, 2022; executive director, Acoustical Society of America; award-winning environmentalist and activist; started the first Bainbridge Island recycling center; enjoyed mountain climbing. Chi Phi.

’63 BS ILR—Peter B. Bundarin of Canton, MI, July 7, 2021; Social Security, employment, and general practice attorney; owner, Law Offices of Peter B. Bundarin; analyst, Ford Motor Co.

’63 BS Ag, MS ’65—Clarence E. Fleming of Pine City, NY, January 28, 2022; civil engineer and businessman; Peace Corps volunteer; active in religious affairs.

’64 BS HE—Kristin Klitgord Eriksson of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of Fort Pierce, FL, February 1, 2020; active in alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’64 BA, MA ’67—Virginia Thetford Valiela of North Falmouth, MA, May 28, 2021; environmental advocate, land conservationist, and policy analyst; commissioner and first woman member, Falmouth Department of Public Works; member, Board of Selectmen, Falmouth Town Meeting, 300 Committee Land Trust, and League of Women Voters; chair, Falmouth recycling committee; worked on the successful remediation of groundwater contamination at Joint Base Cape Cod; enjoyed gardening, swimming, reading, foreign films, and playing the piano; active in community and alumni affairs. Husband, Ivan Valiela, PhD ’68.

’64 BS Ag, MAT ’67—William H. Wakefield of Saratoga Springs, NY, May 24, 2022; supervisor, New York State Education Department; agriculture teacher, Saratoga BOCES; railroad aficionado; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’65 BS Ag, MAT ’67—James F. Christner of Le Roy, NY, March 21, 2022; corruption investigator; veteran; member, Veterans for Peace; enjoyed international travel and singing.

’65 BA—W. Mark Eisenbach of Victor, NY, September 11, 2021; financial analyst, Eastman Kodak Co.; veteran; enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, boating, and skiing. Sigma Chi.

’65 BA—Linda G. Hebel of Lenoir, NC, June 1, 2022; attorney in private practice; first female attorney to practice law in Caldwell County, NC; active in professional and religious affairs.

’65 MST—Margaret Rizzuti Lombardi of Poughkeepsie, NY, April 27, 2022; chemistry teacher, Arlington School District, Poughkeepsie High School, and Our Lady of Lourdes High School; homemaker; actor in community theater productions; enjoyed international travel, figure skating, dancing, musical theater, and cooking; active in civic, community, and environmental affairs.

’65 MBA—William B. Sparks Jr. of Powell, OH, May 22, 2022; president and CEO, Greif Corp.; also worked as a businessman in New Jersey, Indiana, and California; veteran; enjoyed travel and fishing; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’66 BS ORIE, ME ’67—Larry E. Eisen of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Hackensack, NJ, May 29, 2022; president, FIP Graphics, furniture industry publishers and graphic designers; chair, Cornell Alumni Magazine committee; member and officer of numerous community, educational, religious, and philanthropic boards; village treasurer; music and opera lover; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi. Wife, Marsha Beirach Eisen ’67.

’66 BA—Ronald C. Hopson of Silverthorne, CO, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2022; co-founder, developer, and VP of technology, NetWeave Integrated Solutions; also worked at SmithKline-Beckman; systems analyst, Department of Research Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Fox Chase Cancer Center; taught in the Department of Philosophy, Franklin & Marshall College; enjoyed dancing, running, skiing, and hiking; active in alumni affairs. Von Cramm.

’66—Keith E. Paquin of Constable, NY, May 24, 2022; worked at Alcoa Corp.; also operated his own sawmill; farmer and cattle rancher; enjoyed hunting and fishing.

’66 BS Ag—Joseph W. Patterer Jr. of Black Creek, NY, May 31, 2022; diesel mechanic, NYS Department of Transportation; also taught at Elmira and Flint BOCES; veteran; enjoyed travel, camping, kayaking, and tinkering; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’67 BA—Roger H. Goldberg of Ada, OH, June 12, 2022; associate VP for academic affairs emeritus and economics professor emeritus, Ohio Northern University, where he also helped establish a college of business administration; enjoyed beach vacations, university cultural offerings, and local and professional sports; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’67 BS Ag—Donald M. Narburgh of York, SC, formerly of Albion, NY, March 11, 2022; owner, End of the Line Rental, a camping equipment rental company; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’67 BS ORIE—Edward J. Piorun of Citrus Heights, CA, formerly of Baldwinsville, NY, June 2, 2022; TSA officer, Syracuse Hancock Airport; industrial engineer, Carrier Corp.; enjoyed golf and Syracuse Orange sports; active in religious affairs. Acacia.

’68, BS Ag ’69—Frederick C. Smith of Kitty Hawk, NC, formerly of Atlanta, GA, June 12, 2021; investment manager; executive VP, ING/Voya Financial; also worked at Prudential; member and officer on several community, educational, and financial boards; enjoyed travel and experiencing different cultures; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’69 BA—Gregory J. Churchill of Ciputat, Indonesia, February 19, 2022; attorney, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro law firm; law lecturer, University of Indonesia; consultant to non-governmental organizations, international development agencies, and private foundations; researcher on poverty and on legal and judicial reform in Indonesia; co-founder and trustee emeritus, American Indonesian Exchange Foundation Fulbright Program; advocate for human rights, environmental protection, legal education, and management of the performing arts; Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia; avid collector of Indonesian traditional puppets; enjoyed hiking; active in professional and alumni affairs. Delta Phi.

’69, BCE ’70—Mark A. Mara of Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Ithaca, NY, April 8, 2022; director of advanced technologies and architecture, Cornell University; partner, East Hill Supply Company; life member, Pyrotechnics Guild International; enjoyed gardening, cooking, Italian wines, writing programs to monitor household systems, metal and woodworking on antique machines, and building large firework shells; active in professional affairs. Wife, Janet Englerth Mara ’70.

’69—Michael J. Minor of Atherton, CA, April 28, 2022; entrepreneur, technology executive, and social scientist; patron of the arts; avid San Francisco sports fan; enjoyed skiing, golf, and live music. Phi Gamma Delta.

’69 BS Hotel—George A. Sporn Jr. of Bozeman, MT, April 18, 2022; hotel and resort manager; timeshare specialist; active in alumni affairs. Delta Phi.


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1970s

’70 EdD—Thomas R. Connor of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, May 7, 2022; deputy minister of development, province of Prince Edward Island; research director, Canada NewStart Corp., Montague; served on several government and education boards; avid hiker who helped in the planning and construction of the Woodland Trails Network; enjoyed square-dance calling and stone sculpting; active in community and humanitarian affairs.

’70 BS AEP—Jonathan E. Fox of Shaftsbury, VT, April 28, 2022; nuclear safety analyst, EBASCO Services, designer and constructor of nuclear power plants; lover of jazz.

’71 MA, PhD ’73—James E. Blalock of Arlington, VA, January 26, 2022; economist, International Monetary Fund, working on economic development in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa; international affairs professional, U.S. Agency for International Development in Ankara, Turkey; philanthropist and advocate for environmental and social causes; enjoyed international travel, outdoor and wilderness recreation, running, dancing, and the arts; active in professional affairs.

’71 BME—Gustavo H. Fanjul of Stockton, NJ, November 29, 2021; chief engineer, Switlik Parachute Co. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’71 MNS—Jean Shu-Tsu Hsu of Ithaca, NY, April 21, 2022; worked in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University; teaching assistant, Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Medicine; active in alumni and religious affairs.

’71 PhD—David Nasjleti of Holyoke, MA, May 1, 2022; linguist for Caterpillar Inc.; associate professor of linguistics, Harvard University and the University of Illinois; held a patent for computer-based document development; advocate for the disability community; enjoyed travel and technology.

’72 JD—W. Daniel Boone of New York City, August 2, 2021; attorney in private practice; train enthusiast; enjoyed Jaguars, fine food, and the works of Mark Twain; active in alumni affairs.

’72, BS HE ’74—Thomas J. Connus of Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2020; senior portfolio manager, Charles Dunn Co.; operations manager, REIT Management & Research and NBC Universal/Comcast; building and property manager, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Douglas Emmet, and Workmen’s Auto Insurance Co.; volunteer with at-risk youth; enjoyed international travel; active in charitable and alumni affairs.

’72 JD—Stephen W. Cropper of New York City, April 28, 2022; corporate attorney, Gilman Paper Co.; VP, treasurer, and secretary of the board, Howard Gilman Foundation; coordinated the firm’s endangered species conservation efforts and arts patronage; pianist and organist; enjoyed golf, tennis, and summers in the Catskills.

’72 BA—Kenneth T. Gartlir of Dallas, TX, May 20, 2022; special counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; enjoyed ballroom and square dancing; active in alumni affairs.

’72 MD—Thomas W. Griffin of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Princeton, NJ, November 14, 2017; oncologist and clinical medical researcher at Hoffman-LaRoche, Bristol-Myers, Amgen, and Johnson & Johnson; instrumental in developing several innovative cancer treatments; enjoyed music and science fiction movies.

’72 MS—Christine Knodt of Portland, OR, April 24, 2022; artist and photographer; costume designer, Princeton University theater productions; studied voice, sculpture, and drawing; enjoyed choir singing; active in religious affairs.

’72 BEE—Howard J. Krizek of Sahuarita, AZ, December 1, 2021.

’73 JD—Rodney H. Dow of Shorewood, WI, April 27, 2022; attorney, Foley & Lardner; enjoyed travel, fishing, sailing, canoeing, golf, local theater productions, and playing Trivial Pursuit; active in community affairs.

’73 BS Ag—Judith A. Ritter of Hudson, NY, August 18, 2020; horticulturalist and landscape designer; enjoyed reading, dancing, shopping, and visiting the library; active in alumni affairs.

’73 JD—William W. Shatzer of Portland, OR, November 28, 2021; city attorney.

’74 BS Ag—Beth Balog Berger of Orlando, FL, May 22, 2022; behavior analyst; also taught in the Religious School of Congregation Ohev Shalom and in Camp Ramah; guidance counselor in New York and Florida; Delta Phi Epsilon.

’74–75 GR—Kathleen A. Keber of Davis, CA, May 3, 2022; attorney, California Water Resources Control Board; homemaker; community volunteer; enjoyed international travel, swimming, walking, and the Rolling Stones. Husband, Richard E. Plant, PhD ’75.

’74—Robert L. Maret Jr. of Ballwin, MO, June 5, 2022; assisted in the operation of the House of Maret family restaurant and cultural destination; enjoyed skiing, camping, biking, golf, tennis, military history and documentaries, and learning about new technologies; active in religious affairs.

’75 PhD—John F. Munnell of Athens, GA, April 18, 2022; instructor, researcher, and chair, Department of Anatomy and Radiology, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in neuroanatomy and gross anatomy; faculty member and manager of the electron microscopy laboratory, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; large animal veterinarian in Honey Brook, PA; poultry inspector, USDA, Oakland, MD; veterinarian in private practice in Washington, PA; enjoyed travel, group singing, and competitive athletics.

’75 BS Ag—Peter G. Parsons of Laceyville, PA, May 16, 2022; worked in the family care department at Procter & Gamble; historian of New York State and the Adirondacks; enjoyed gardening, woodworking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and listening to music.

’75 BS Hotel—Roberto E. Wirth of Rome, Italy, June 5, 2022; fifth generation of Swiss hoteliers; owner, president, and managing director, Hotel Hassler Roma; also owned the luxury resort Borgo Bastia Creti in Umbria and the 18th-century residence Parco del Principe in Tuscany; advocate and benefactor for the local and international deaf community; could read lips in five languages; active in alumni affairs.

’76 BA—Mary Frances Mitchner of Quincy, MA, May 27, 2022; education advocate; worked for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; taught in the Boston public school system and in Houston, TX; avid reader; enjoyed travel, soul music, and funk-jazz; active in community affairs. Delta Sigma Theta.

’78, BS HE ’79—Anne Dickson Daughtrey of Plainsboro, NJ, June 12, 2022; studied human development and social work; avid gardener; enjoyed Lake George and sailing.

’79 BA—Alan B. Greenberg of Burlington, MA, June 6, 2022; worked for MITRE Corp. and Harvard University; enjoyed playing the organ, computers, ancestry research, and classic country music.


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1980s

’81 MD—Robert J. Friedlander Jr. of Concord, NH, 2022; palliative care physician; medical oncologist, New Hampshire Oncology and Hematology and Lakes Region General Hospital.

’81 PhD—John B. Heiser of Ithaca, NY, April 22, 2022; senior lecturer on vertebrate biology, Cornell University, and director, Shoals Marine Laboratory; co-author of the textbook Vertebrate Life; participated in international field-based education with the Smithsonian and at Cornell. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’81 MILR—Mark J. Rybarczyk of Houston, TX, April 18, 2022; senior VP for a global staffing firm and managing partner for an executive global search firm; co-founder, administrator, and human resources professional, Bisys Group; also worked in human resources at Shell Oil Co.; enjoyed Mexican food, participating in Polish traditions, the New York Giants, and playing basketball; active in alumni affairs.

’81 PhD—Arthur R. Williams of Tampa, FL, formerly of Leawood, KS, April 22, 2022; professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of South Florida College of Public Health; professor of pediatrics, University of Missouri Medical School, and director, Center for Health Outcomes and Health Services Research, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City; chair, Division of Healthcare Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic; veteran; author of hundreds of publications and co-collaborator with his wife on research regarding the wellbeing of children with cancer; served in the Missouri Association of Social Welfare; enjoyed reading, classical music, stamp collecting, and chess; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’82 BA—James B. Comber of Milton, MA, September 7, 2021; marketing executive, Garden Remedies Inc., Dunkin’ Brands, and Newell-Rubbermaid; avid hiker, reader, and Bruce Springsteen fan; enjoyed international travel; active in alumni affairs.

’82 MBA—Wendy Monroe of Boxford, MA, December 14, 2021; senior director, contracted health services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

’82 BA—Stacey Hunt Montalto of Lexington, MA, formerly of Oakhurst, CA, June 17, 2022; senior business partner, Mercyhealth System; talent systems analyst, Cheesecake Factory; project manager, Oakwood Worldwide; managing consultant, Towers Perrin; director of development, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; general manager, Newark Symphony Hall; avid supporter of the arts and music education; enjoyed travel, nature, scuba diving, sailing, and playing in symphonic bands; active in community, educational, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’84 BS Ag—Etta Smith-Menges of Waterford, NY, June 11, 2022; biostatistician, State of New York; veteran; environmentalist; enjoyed hiking and reading; active in alumni affairs.

’85 MBA—Michael D. Kent of Ellington, CT, November 3, 2021; education consultant, State of Connecticut Department of Education; mentor, Connecticut Big Brothers program; Scout leader; active in alumni affairs.

’86 BA—Margaret G. Arnold of New York City, June 2, 2022; senior scientific associate, Department of Herpetology, American Museum of Natural History; author.

’86 BA—Elizabeth A. Harmon of Beacon, NY, May 28, 2022; director of marketing and communications, Wave Hill Public Garden and Arts Center; also worked in communications for several other arts organizations and museums in the New York metropolitan area; creator, host, and executive producer of an English-language news radio program in Budapest, Hungary; studied photography and sculpture at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece, and at the Art Students League of New York; community volunteer and fundraiser; enjoyed long walks, reading, and entertaining; active in alumni affairs.

’87 MBA—Richard P. Hegeman of Basking Ridge, NJ, April 24, 2022; technology professional in process management; also served as an instructor to colleagues on new skills and concepts; enjoyed watching sports and theater productions; active in alumni affairs.

’87—Daniel S. Smith of Hampton, NH, February 11, 2022. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’89—Jerry D. Lamar Jr. of Boca Raton, FL, May 6, 2022; technical documenter for the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, chronicling the manufacture, assembly, and testing of missiles; worked on a torpedo recovery boat, Pacific Missile Range Facility; computer company founder; avid surfer; enjoyed nature, animals, and fishing. Delta Upsilon.


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1990s

’92 BA—Brian M. Sagrestano of Lancaster, PA, formerly of New Hartford, NY, May 28, 2022; president, Gift Planning Development LLC, helping organizations and philanthropists worldwide create charitable legacies; estate planning and administration attorney in private practice; law clerk, New Jersey Superior Court and Surrogate’s Court; award-winning co-author of three books on philanthropy and gift planning; Scout leader; enjoyed barbershop and choral singing; active in civic, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta Rho. Wife, Christine Cornish Sagrestano ’93.

’94 DVM—Debra Schwartz Sapcariu of Clarksburg, MD, April 16, 2022; associate veterinarian, Gaithersburg Animal Hospital.

’98 BA—Stace L. Sisco of Modesto, CA, May 15, 2022; elementary school teacher, Sylvan Union School District; attorney; enjoyed the Beatles, Dodgers baseball, and singing with local bands.

’99 DVM—Sharon A. Sickles of Endicott, NY, April 13, 2022; published veterinary researcher, Liberty Research Inc.; director of clinical services and director of research compliance in numerous international research labs; also studied the circadian rhythms of Adelie penguins in Antarctica; enjoyed training and riding horses, entertaining, puzzles, and gardening.


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2000s

’04 BA—Lauren A. Brown of Hackettstown, NJ, October 29, 2019; journalist; founding editor and director of special projects for Quartz, a digital media company; contributors editor, Business Insider; also worked at WorldNow, Movmnt Magazine, and John Wiley & Sons; mentor; advocate for diversity and gender equality.

’04 BA—Jared D. Needle of Coconut Grove, FL, June 6, 2022; event promoter; spoke three languages fluently; enjoyed travel and art; active in alumni affairs.

’05 BA—Rebecca Orsher Stemplewicz of Ft. Washington, PA, November 29, 2021; events manager, City Year Greater Philadelphia; advocate for breast cancer awareness, equity in research, and patient financial support. Alpha Omicron Pi.


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2010s

’15 BME, ME ’16—Torin J. Gleeson of York, NY, June 4, 2022; founder, Mechatuitive LLC; invented the Dyno Now on-board dynamometer, which measures the horsepower and torque output of a vehicle, and the Jaw Dropper Vise Grip; champion watercross and motocross racer.

’17 BS ILR—Deborah Paul Williams of Dryden, NY, May 29, 2022; earned her undergraduate degree in her 50s; Richford town historian; Facebook page manager, Forgotten Northern Tioga County New York; enjoyed travel, photography, genealogy, quilting, and dancing; active in religious and alumni affairs.


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2020s

’21 BS Hotel—Angad S. Jaspal of Woodbury, MN, May 21, 2022; investment bank analyst, Barclay’s Investment Bank; studied finance, real estate, and the culinary arts.

’22—John R. Robinson of Milton, MA, February 2, 2022; Economics and Government major; national champion rower and co-captain of the Cornell heavyweight crew team; named an Intercollegiate Rowing Association Scholar Athlete; avid football fan; enjoyed fishing, golf, cooking competitions, and Cape Cod.


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Top image: Photo by Jason Koski / Cornell University

Published August 1, 2022