December 2021

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’37 BEE—Wesley J. Gilson Jr. of Niskayuna, NY, June 15, 2004; manager, General Electric; veteran; member, Lions Club; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’37 BS HE—Mary Lyon Greene of Lewes, DE, September 2, 2002; homemaker; member, Multiple Sclerosis Society; active in community and alumni affairs. Chi Omega.

’37 BME—Philip M. Groben of Tucson, AZ, July 13, 2007. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’37 BA—Grace Miller Kaufman of Newton, MA, formerly of Rockville Centre, NY, December 25, 2012; advertising agent; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’37 BME—Douglas B. King of Snow Hill, MD, October 5, 2013; active in alumni affairs. Tau Beta Pi.

’37 BS HE—Marcia Brown Kowen of East Longmeadow, MA, January 27, 2004; co-owned Catering Rentals Inc. alongside her husband; volunteered with the Girl Scouts and the Special Olympics; enjoyed theater, travel, bridge, cooking, and needlework; active in community and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’37 BCE—William S. Leather of Spring Hill, FL, April 30, 2000; chemist, Dow Chemical Co.; member, Lions Club; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’37 BA—Samuel N. Levine of Elmira, NY, May 1, 2016; physician; veteran.

’37 BS HE—Bertha Bussanih Moots of Lakewood, CA, October 1984.

’37 BS HE—Jennie Serotoff Reisman of Peekskill, NY, February 2, 2004; assistant and bookkeeper, Lakeland Animal Hospital; enjoyed travel and ballroom dancing; active in alumni affairs.

’37 BS Ag—Ward H. “Doc” Robbins Jr. of Geneva, NY, April 30, 2011; teacher, Clifton Springs School District; farmer; supervisor, Town of Seneca; president, Geneva Lions Club; volunteer, Future Farmers of America; avid gardener.

’37 BA—Fred Sauter IV of Sayville, NY, July 24, 2000; ophthalmic surgeon, North Shore U. Hospital. Zeta Psi.

’37 BA—David F. Schachter of Hackensack, NJ, May 5, 2005; VP, McCauley Miller Inc.; project engineer, Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co.; mechanical engineer, General Motors; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’37 BS Ag, MS Ag ’38—Winifred M. McKeeby Snyder of Binghamton, NY, October 18, 2001; guidance counselor, Johnson City Central School District; active in religious affairs.

’37 BA, BS ’38—Elbert O. Sowerwine Jr. of Cody, WY, formerly of Wapiti, WY, July 8, 2004; chemical engineering consultant; cattle rancher; project engineer, Wigton-Abbott Corp.; assistant plant manager, US Industrial Chemicals Co.; production supervisor, Merck & Co.; research chemical engineer, Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.; patent holder; active in community and professional affairs. Delta Sigma Phi.

’37, BA ’40—Rowan D. Spraker Jr. of Cooperstown, NY, June 29, 1999; editor, Freeman’s Journal; firefighter; Rotarian; amateur magician; active in community and religious affairs.

’37 BA—Dorothy Carels Stahler of Fairfax, VA, June 16, 1991. Alpha Omicron Pi.

’37, BA ’38—Alric Tainton-Pottberg of Rabun, GA, June 27, 1994; veteran.

’37 BS—James R. Wandling of Rochester, NY, August 25, 2016; worked for Eastman Kodak; active in alumni affairs.

’37—Erbin D. Wattles of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, September 14, 2010; president, Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co.; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’37 BA, B Chem E ’38—Willard W. Ziegler of Vero Beach, FL, May 28, 2006; chemical engineer, Socony Oil and DuPont; enjoyed golf and gardening.

’38 DVM—Jerome H. Reisman of Peekskill, NY, March 17, 2000; veterinarian, Lakeland Animal Hospital; enjoyed travel and ballroom dancing; active in alumni affairs.


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1940s

’42 BA—Bessie Kaufmann Grossman of Rockville Centre, NY, June 1, 2020; teacher and librarian; stained glass maker; active in religious and alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’42–43 GR—Donald F. Hagen of Sparrowbush, NY, April 16, 2014; worked for the TRW Fdn.; veteran; active in religious affairs.

’43 BS HE—Barbara Styles Hagan of Tucson, AZ, July 22, 2021; homemaker; world traveler; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’43 BA—Shirley Shapiro Woods of Natick, MA, May 13, 2021; worked for Honeywell; docent, Danforth Art Museum; active in community and alumni affairs.

’44 BA—Barbara Van Slyke Anderson of Albuquerque, NM, June 13, 2021; junior high school teacher; taught English at Ganado Presbyterian Mission; writer; student of Southwest Native American cultures; enjoyed playing piano, music, reading, and observing the rhythms of nature; active in community and alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’44—Corinne Smithe Bales of Los Altos, CA, July 2021. Pi Beta Phi.

’44—Marvin Rubinstein of New York City, April 3, 2017; owner and chairman, Selectrons Ltd.; author; songwriter; enjoyed travel, wine, fine cuisine, music, theater, and poetry.

’45 BA—Sarah Reed Reidinger of Chestertown, MD, May 20, 2021; homemaker; volunteered at Newark Day Nursery and Ashland Nature Center; deacon; enjoyed travel, cooking, sewing, and gardening; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’47, BS Hotel ’82—Frances Mulry Baran of Needham, MA, June 13, 2021; active in alumni affairs.

’47 PhD—Sherret S. Chase of Ashokan, NY, June 7, 2021; consultant; manager of plant breeding and agricultural research, DNA Plant Technology; director, Int’l Plant Research Inst.; professor of biology, SUNY Oswego; research geneticist, DeKalb Agricultural Assn.; associate professor, Iowa State U.; veteran; founding president, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development; enjoyed travel, hiking, camping, canoeing, and the outdoors; active in professional affairs.

’47 BA—Marjorie Halpern Holden of Manhattan Beach, CA, May 15, 2021; professor, California State U., Dominguez Hills; enjoyed Bach, travel, reading, knitting, and Greek drama.

’47 BFA—Elise “Page” Skylstead Kidder of Frederick, MD, June 5, 2021; homemaker; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’48, MD ’51—Esther F. Fincher Hays of Riverside, CA, June 10, 2021; professor and associate dean of academic planning, UCLA School of Medicine; helped establish the UCLA AIDS Inst.; served on the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District; enjoyed classical music, horseback riding, and hiking; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’48—Howard J. Knettel of West Islip, NY, July 10, 2003; veteran.

’49, BA ’50—Walter S. Ainsworth of Big Sky, MT, June 27, 2021; real estate developer; chairman and CEO, Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire; veteran; enjoyed skiing, golf, sailing, and bird hunting; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’49—Mary Heisler Allison of Cumming, GA, formerly of Lady Lake, FL, 2021; secretary and correspondent, Class of 1949; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’49 BA—Franklin W. “Peter” Bush of Belleville, IL, March 19, 2021; independent insurance agent, also worked for Travelers Insurance; veteran; active in alumni affairs.


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1950s

’50 BS Ag—Nancy A. deGroff of Georgia, VT, October 17, 2020; ornithologist and naturalist; taught at Goddard College and the U. of Vermont; director, Camp Wapalanne; interpretive naturalist, Philadelphia Conservationists; field director, Camp Fire Girls; enjoyed the outdoors, poker, and playing the French horn; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’50 BS ILR—Robert J. Landsman of Vero Beach, FL, April 18, 2021; attorney and arbitrator; co-founder and executive director, Cornell Inst. of Industrial Relations; adjunct professor, Cornell U.; director of corporate industrial relations, Xerox; served on the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration; enjoyed humor, golf, skiing, reading, cribbage, and politics; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’50, BArch ’53—William B. Morris of Cleveland, OH, July 2, 2021; architect; enjoyed road trips; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’50 BEE—H. William Vogt of Indianapolis, IN, July 15, 2021; data processing manager, Mallory Timers Co.; veteran; enjoyed car racing, jazz, travel, reading, good beer, and Euchre. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’51, BEE ’52—Mary A. Wagner Diegert of Vestal, NY, June 28, 2021; professor and chair of mathematics, founder of the computer science department, and VP of academic affairs, SUNY Broome; volunteered with the League of Women Voters; enjoyed science, birds, gardening, and flower arranging; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’51 BS HE—Helen “Susy” Brown Entenman of Naples, FL, July 4, 2021; owner, the Market Place gift shop; columnist; real estate agent; artist; enjoyed genealogy, American history, and travel; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’51 BS ILR, MEd ’55—Jeffrey R. Fleischmann of Sandwich, NH, February 4, 2020; high school teacher; farmer; football coach; active in alumni affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’51 JD—Anthony J. Martin of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Monroeville, PA, August 23, 2012; attorney; judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; solicitor, Allegheny County Employees’ Retirement System; mayor of Monroeville; avid tennis player; active in civic and professional affairs.

’51, BME ’52—Elliott J. Siff of Westport, CT, July 7, 2021; entrepreneur; inventor; chairman and president, Belmar Corp.; chairman and CEO, Alcide Corp.; founded Ladder Works, Meditec Systems, and VI Products; invented a gyroscope used in the Apollo 11 moon landing; patent holder; author; member, Cornell Engineering College Advisory Council; enjoyed poetry and tennis; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’51 BA—James C. Stuart of Lewiston, NY, August 1, 2021; comptroller, Bell Aerospace Textron; clerk and treasurer, Village of Lewiston; assistant director, Civil Defense, Niagara County; veteran; firefighter; member, Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’52, BEE ’53—John J. Corning of Poughkeepsie, NY, July 23, 2021; quality assurance auditor; manager, IBM; taught at Mohawk Valley Community College and Marist College; author; member, Knights of Columbus; enjoyed photography and home improvement; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’52 PhD—Loy V. Crowder Sr. of Cornelia, GA, March 1, 2015; international plant breeding consultant; adjunct professor, U. of Florida; professor of plant breeding, Cornell U.; director and research coordinator, Rockefeller Fdn.; also worked at the Georgia Experiment Station; veteran; author; mentor; active in professional affairs.

’52, BA ’53—Armen V. Garapedian of Hawthorne, NJ, April 30, 2021; owner, V. Garapedian Rug Co.; also worked in real estate management; veteran.

’52 BS Ag—William H. Hubbard of Newburyport, MA, April 19, 2021; senior residential appraiser, Poughkeepsie Savings Bank; field agent, New York Farm Bureau; farmer; volunteer firefighter; member, Lions Club; enjoyed choral singing; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’52—Robert G. Killian of Fort Edward, NY, July 2, 2021; owner, Killian Dairy Farm and Miller’s Livestock; racehorse owner; enjoyed travel, diners, real estate, and investing in the stock market; active in professional and religious affairs.

’52 DVM—John W. McVicar of Frederick, MD, June 21, 2021; clinical and research veterinarian; veteran; volunteered for Habitat for Humanity; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed square dancing, bridge, hiking, sailing, and studying religion and spirituality; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’52 BS Ag—Ora G. Rothfuss Jr. of Macedon, NY, March 17, 2021; farmer; member, Wayne County Planning Board; enjoyed reading, lifelong learning, genealogy, writing limericks, and volunteering; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’52 BS HE—Elizabeth Ridenour Somers of Paoli, PA, formerly of Villanova, PA, April 20, 2021; homemaker; president, Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Fdn.; enjoyed golf, gardening, flower arranging, bridge, and Pilates; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’53, MBA ’54—Donald E. Baxter II of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, July 21, 2021; president and CEO, Baxter Concrete Products; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.

’53 BA—Eric M. Dreyfuss of Brighton, NY, June 23, 2021; allergist; clinical professor, U. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; president, Rochester Pediatric Society.

’53 BA—James C. Hanchett of Trenton, MI, July 3, 2021; writer and editor, New York Daily News; veteran; recipient of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award; life member, Cornell U. Council; president and class correspondent, Class of 1953; historian, Cornell Football Assn.; active in alumni affairs.

’53—Stephen P. Howlett of Bridport, VT, April 1, 2021; dairy farmer; enjoyed gardening.

’53 BA—Francis S. Kleckner of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Allentown, PA, April 9, 2021; gastroenterologist; consultant, Fort Myers V.A. Outpatient Clinic and Allentown V.A. Clinic; veteran; president, Lehigh Valley Medical Society; enjoyed gardening, golf, and swimming; active in community and professional affairs. Chi Phi.

’53, JD ’57—Burton J. Kloster of Wilton, CT, December 5, 2014; VP and general counsel, General Electric; active in alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’53—Ayres H. Stockly of Falmouth, ME, February 9, 2021; founder, Stockly Assocs. Architects; veteran; contributed to the rehabilitation of Merrill Auditorium; enjoyed French cuisine and classical music.

’53—Mary Currie Widger of Marcellus, NY, June 30, 2021; homemaker; president, Presbyterian Women’s Assn.; enjoyed quilting and volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’54—Frank W. Exman of Stone Ridge, NY, September 5, 1994; farmer. Wife, Ann Van Winkle Exman ’53.

’54 BA—John E. Johnson of Kerhonkson, NY, May 23, 2021; executive VP, Marvin Millwork; president, William H. Deyo Lumber Co.; veteran; member, Ulster County Planning Board; enjoyed travel, photography, music, and gardening; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’54 BA—Hedy Mack of West Palm Beach, FL, August 16, 2021.

’54 BS ILR—Alan H. Vogt of Getzville, NY, February 19, 2020; president, Schroeder, Braxton & Vogt Inc. and Paramount Planning Inc.; active in alumni affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’54 BA—Steven Weinberg of Austin, TX, July 24, 2021; Nobel Prize-winning theoretical particle physicist who laid the foundation for a unified theory of elementary particles; professor of astronomy and chair of physics, U. Texas, Austin; professor of physics, Harvard U.; author of The First Three Minutes, a book about the origin of the universe; worked to curb nuclear proliferation; active in professional affairs.

’54 PhD—Robert L. Wolke of Pittsburgh, PA, August 29, 2021; nuclear chemist; popular science writer and educator; food columnist, the Washington Post; consulting editor, Cook’s Illustrated; professor of chemistry and founding director of the Wherrett Laboratory of Nuclear Chemistry, U. of Pittsburgh; enjoyed travel; active in professional affairs.

’55 BS Hotel—Ralph T. DeStefano of Gibsonia, PA, June 27, 2021; president and CEO, UPMC Passavant and the Passavant Hospital Fdn.; lawyer; veteran; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’55 BA—Donald R. Huene of Fresno, CA, July 5, 2021; orthopedic surgeon; veteran; patent holder; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’55 BA—Richard E. Isaac of Mount Vernon, NY, January 10, 2020; professor of mathematics, Lehman College; author; Fulbright scholar; enjoyed theater, museums, literature, classical music, and travel.

’55 BA—Robert P. Kamrin of Haverford, PA, August 10, 2019; neurosurgeon; enjoyed travel, hiking, climbing, cycling, and chamber music; active in alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’55 BS Hotel—Norman L. Rowe IV of Miami, FL, June 14, 2021; sales manager, IBM; commander, US Navy; enjoyed sports and classic movies; active in alumni affairs.

’56 BA—Howard B. Kern of Newton, NJ, April 5, 2021; urologist; enjoyed food, wine, travel, history, and dogs.

’56 BA—Lawrence L. Levin of Denver, CO, April 30, 2021; lawyer; veteran; board member, America Jewish Committee and the Colorado Ballet; cofounder, Colorado Chicano/Jewish Dialogue; enjoyed theater, music, dance, travel, and good food; active in community and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’56 MD—Sherburne M. MacFarlan of Ely, NV, formerly of Boulder, CO, April 4, 2021; obstetrician, Boulder Medical Center and Community Hospital; veteran; enjoyed travel, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park; active in community and professional affairs.

’56 PhD—John R. Moore of Knoxville, TN, July 10, 2021; economic consultant; professor of economics and dean of the College of Business, U. of Tennessee; enjoyed raising orchids; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’56 BS Ag—Donald L. Nadeau of Rochester, NY, August 12, 2021; worked for Gerber Products Co. and Cadbury Schweppes; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’56 PhD—Joseph Wolinsky of West Lafayette, IN, July 2, 2021; professor of chemistry, Purdue U.; author; mentor; president, Sons of Abraham Synagogue; enjoyed fishing, basketball, football, music, world travel, and Words with Friends; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’57 BA—Barbara Freid Conheim of Berkeley, CA, September 6, 2020; real estate agent; teacher, Head-Royce School; enjoyed singing and travel.

’57 DVM—Paul J. Corwin of East Atlantic Beach, NY, May 11, 2021; supervising veterinarian, NYS Racing and Wagering Board; worked at Corwin Animal Hospital; veteran; enjoyed bicycling, golf, tennis, the beach, and the New York Giants; active in alumni affairs.

’57 PhD—Thomas B. Day of San Diego, CA, June 15, 2021; president, San Diego State U.; professor of physics, U. of Maryland, College Park; member, Nat’l Science Board; active in professional affairs.

’57 BA—Gerald S. Levey of Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2021; vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; senior VP of medical and scientific affairs, Merck & Co.; chair, Pitt School of Medicine, U. of Pittsburgh; chief of medicine, Presbyterian-University Hospital; author; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’57, BA ’60—Steven B. Wallach of Tappan, NY, May 28, 2021; dentist; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Omega.

’58, BME ’59—Carroll Blake of Westbrook, CT, May 6, 2021; consultant, BASF; director, automotive business division, Cook Paint Co. and Sherwin-Williams; chemist and field sales manager, DuPont; veteran; active in Boy Scouts; enjoyed golf; active in community and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’58 BS Hotel—Clive C.L. Chu of Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 11, 2021; hospitality consultant; VP and general manager, Kingsmill Resort; managing director, Wequassett Inn; president, Pier 66 Hotel and Marina; managing director, Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; also held executive positions with Trader Vic’s and the Jockey Club; enjoyed pranks; active in alumni affairs.

’58 DVM, PhD ’63—Alexander de Lahunta of Rye, NH, August 17, 2021; professor and chair of the Clinical Sciences and Anatomy departments, Cornell U. College of Veterinary Medicine; hospital director, Cornell U. Hospital for Animals; pioneer in veterinary neurology; veterinarian in private practice; author; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’58—Richard J. Hillick of Green, OH, formerly of Plain Township, OH, February 21, 2021; president, East Central Food Dealers Credit Union; also worked in the supermarket business for IGA, Fleming Foods, and Loblaw Co.; enjoyed choral singing and his pets; active in community and religious affairs.

’58 BS Ag—Dale J. Jackson of Owego, NY, July 26, 2021; high school science teacher; co-owner, Southern Tier Nursery; enjoyed travel.

’58, BS Nurs ’59—Esther Puram Jansing of Owensboro, KY, January 16, 2021; advocate for music in education; painter; president, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; executive director, Green River Area Community Fdn., Marilyn and William Young Charitable Fdn., and Leadership Owensboro; member, Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education; VP, Class of 1958; enjoyed classical music, choral singing, and volunteering; active in community and alumni affairs. Husband, C. William Jansing, MD ’62.

’58 PhD—Robert J. Pfeiffer of Saratoga, CA, June 24, 2021; professor and chair of the chemistry department, Santa Clara U.; Fulbright professor, U. of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland; awarded SCU’s Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence; enjoyed documentaries, writing, and making furniture; active in professional affairs. Kappa Sigma. Wife, Patricia Scheuerman Pfeiffer, MA ’56.

’59 BA, MS Ed ’61—Truman B. Brown of Amherst, NY, August 18, 2021; financial planner; economics and history teacher, Amherst Central High School; author; veteran; enjoyed choral singing, sailing, tennis, cycling, and travel; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’59, DVM ’61—Douglas G. Dedrick of Aurora, NY, and The Villages, FL, June 2, 2021; pastor; veterinarian; owned the Hinkley and East Aurora veterinary hospitals; also operated a mobile veterinary spay/neuter clinic; veteran; member and local president, Lions Club; avid sports player; enjoyed travel; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’59, BCE ’60—Wesley S. Jacobs of Lakeway, TX, June 18, 2021; engineering consultant; chief technical engineer, KBR Inc.; engineering supervisor, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; active in alumni affairs.

’59 B Arch, MLA ’60—Ethel “Hugi” Perlaky Koudela of Pittsburgh, PA, February 15, 2021; recreation supervisor, Pennsylvania Dept. of Community Affairs; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’59, B Chem E ’60—Carl F. Kowalski of The Villages, FL, March 13, 2021; manager, Air Liquide; also worked at Airco; enjoyed music, dancing, travel, and bridge; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’59, BCE ’60—Robert G. McClellan of Greenwich, CT, August 1, 2019; worked for Medico & Assocs.; president, McClellan Management Services; systems engineer, IBM; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’59 BS Ag—Edward W. Rutkowski of West Falls, NY, May 14, 2021; Cornell Cooperative Extension agent; veteran; avid outdoorsman.

’59–60 GR—Erich W. Thomas of Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 6, 2021.


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1960s

’60, MBA ’61—Daniel L. Bidwell of Belmont, MI, August 13, 2021; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; veteran; enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, skiing, hunting, biking, running, travel, and the outdoors; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.

’60, BCE ’61—Frederick O. Block of Lincolnshire, IL, June 10, 2021; president, Block Realty Advisors Inc.; real estate director, USAA Real Estate; industrial specialist, HSA and NAI Hiffman; civil engineer, State of California and De Leuw, Cather & Co.; coached youth baseball and softball; enjoyed sports, singing, community theater, rose gardening, and his pets; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’60, BCE ’61, LLB ’64—A. Jeffrey Dando of West Tisbury, MA, July 18, 2021; real estate attorney; director, Bergall Corp.; mentor; hospice volunteer; enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, and golf; active in community and professional affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’60 MBA—Roy F. Doolan of Berkeley, CA, August 1, 2021; attorney with a focus on estate and gift tax law; arbitrator, appeals division, Internal Revenue Service; CPA; author; anti-war activist; active in professional affairs.

’60 MA—Conrad D. Festa of Charleston, SC, April 11, 2021; president, American U. of Nigeria; provost and interim president, College of Charleston; executive director, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education; chair of the English department and associate dean, Old Dominion U.; veteran; active in professional affairs.

’60, BME ’61—Marshall Jew of Massapequa, NY, March 21, 2020.

’60 BS Ag—Wilma Payne Kean of Seneca, NY, October 20, 2020; worked for the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station; enjoyed history, politics, and baking; active in civic and community affairs.

’60, BS Ag ’61—W. Clifford Reese Jr. of Syracuse, NY, September 9, 2021; worked in agricultural nutrition; member, Lions Club; active in community and religious affairs.

’60 EdD—Clodus R. Smith of Oklahoma City, OK, August 14, 2021; president, Lake Erie College and U. of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College; VP of university relations, Cleveland State U.; professor and dean, U. of Maryland; author; enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’61—Charles O. Allison of Elderton, PA, April 10, 2021; coal miner; veteran; enjoyed good food and golf; active in religious affairs.

’61 BS Ag—James A. Brody of Bethlehem, CT, September 10, 2021; owned and operated Loraine Gardens alongside his wife; veteran; Mason; president, Connecticut Florists Assn.; enjoyed fishing and woodcarving; active in community and professional affairs. Acacia.

’61 BS Ag—Niles F. Brown of Tully, NY, September 4, 2021; taught agriculture and conservation with 4-H; veteran; enjoyed fishing, hunting, travel, and nature; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’61 MBA—Richard L. Fogg of Sonoma, CA, April 7, 2021; president, Orval Kent Foods; CEO and executive VP, Land O’Lakes; president, Fisher Cheese Co.; marketing director, Hunt-Wesson Foods; member, Sonoma County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals; enjoyed whitewater rafting, the outdoors, international travel, gardening, and the Boston Red Sox; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’61 BS Ag—A. David Lundberg of Ipswich, MA, April 18, 2021; VP, RONCO Consulting Corp.; head of the East Africa bureau, US Dept. of State; also worked in diplomatic posts for the US Agency for Int’l Development; enjoyed travel, gardening, cooking, fishing, and hunting. Zeta Psi.

’61 BS Ag—Virginia Lucie Marshall of Haddam, CT, June 14, 2021; medical laboratory scientist; taught at Iowa State U.; enjoyed the outdoors, her farm, and her pets; active in alumni affairs.

’61 PhD—Anne Phillips McCreary Juhasz of Chicago, IL, July 9, 2021; professor of education, Loyola University Chicago and U. of British Columbia; author; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’61 BS Hotel—Louis R. Passaro of Ballston Lake, NY, August 10, 2021; director of nutritional services, NYS Department of Corrections; restaurateur; veteran; enjoyed travel, golf, horse racing, theater, and building model airplanes and trains.

’61, BA ’62—William E. Sweeney of Wilmington, NC, April 11, 2021; salesman, Prudential; veteran; active in community and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’62 BS HE—Joyce A. Gans Bengen of Tucson, AZ, April 13, 2021; junior high school teacher; enjoyed cooking, sewing, piano, and bridge. Chi Omega.

’62 LLB—John B. Daniels of Mount Dora, FL, July 17, 2021; attorney; veteran.

’62 MA—Anne E. Golseth of Sonoma, CA, August 27, 2021; vice president of student services, Ohlone College; also worked in student affairs at Mills College, U. of North Dakota, and UC Davis; mentor; enjoyed sports, travel, and animals; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’62, BArch ’64, MArch ’65—Philip S. Handler of West Hartford, CT, August 17, 2021; documentarian, Fly on the Wall Productions; architect; president, Handler & Friar Architects; city planner, City of Hartford; flautist; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’62—George A. Leidal of Irvine, CA, 1992; journalist.

’62, BS Ag ’69—Paul E. Pentz of Naples, FL, April 21, 2021; president and COO, TruServ Corp.; CEO, ServiStar Corp.; chairman, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida; enjoyed golf, sports, card games, horticulture, cooking, writing, and birdwatching; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega.

’62, BEP ’63, MS ’64—Bill Rothfarb of Clearwater, FL, April 5, 2021; VP, Network Analysis Corp.; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’62, BME ’63—Ronald Stiff of Columbia, MD, May 10, 2021; taught marketing at Illinois Inst. of Technology and the U. of Baltimore; electrical engineer, General Electric; avid world traveler; enjoyed lifelong learning, music, sports, and the arts; active in alumni affairs. Theta Chi.

’63 DVM—Robert M. Carr of Canandaigua, NY, August 8, 2021; equine veterinarian at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack; member, Knights of Columbus; volunteer firefighter; enjoyed golf, tennis, boating, volunteering, the New York Giants, and the New York Yankees; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’63 MD—Marriott C. “Doc” Johnson Jr. of Fredericksburg, VA, March 4, 2021; partner, Fredericksburg Orthopedics; veteran; enjoyed golf, nature, and storytelling; active in community affairs.

’63 BA—Marcia Bergren Pine of Santa Monica, CA, August 6, 2021; attorney; women’s rights supporter; board member, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; enjoyed travel, golf, tennis, swimming, and volunteering; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’63, B Chem E ’65—Simon Segal of Surfside, FL, June 24, 2021; engineer; principal, Simon Segal Construction; president, Florida Real Estate of Miami Corp.; adjunct professor, Florida Int’l U.; also taught at Cornell U.; enjoyed dancing; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’64 MBA—Stanley B. Block of Fort Worth, TX, July 11, 2021; chair of the finance department and interim dean of the Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian U.; prolific author; mentor; enjoyed distance running and baseball; active in professional affairs.

’64 BS ILR—Joseph J. Klovekorn of Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 1988; attorney.

’64 BS HE—Elizabeth Gibbs O’Donnell of Dallas, TX, formerly of Bangor, ME, March 14, 2021; deacon; manager of grants and public relations, Abnaki Girl Scout Council; parish administrator; enjoyed travel, choral singing, and cooking; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta.

’64—Richard L. Sayer of Hannibal, NY, April 4, 2021; farmer; carpenter; veteran; enjoyed nature and cooking.

’65 MPA, LLB ’66—Donald E. Alhart of Sandwich, MA, July 9, 2021; lawyer; worked at Fidelity Investments; enjoyed basketball, reading, collecting rare books, fishing, model trains, golf, and travel; active in community and professional affairs.

’65, BArch ’67, MA ’71—Steven H. Mensch of Rhinebeck, NY, June 28, 2021; architect; taught at Cornell U.; avid painter; active in architectural preservation. Wife, Pamela Newhouse Mensch ’79; partner, Gregory A. Patnaude, MFA ’81. 

’65 BA—Inara Liepins Rymzo of West Hyannisport, MA, August 5, 2021; administrator, Cape Cod Healthcare; managed the office of her husband’s medical practice; also worked in advertising and publishing; actor and director; enjoyed travel and theater; active in community and alumni affairs.

’66 LLB—Richard D. Enders of Clinton, NY, April 14, 2021; attorney in private practice; district attorney, Oneida County; playwright; active in local theater; host of the local television show “Mohawk Valley Living”; active in community affairs.

’67 BA—Jane Carroll Bauer of Lexington, VA, June 8, 2021; attorney; specialized in tax, trust, and estate law; enjoyed genealogy, travel, theater, and bridge; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Delta Phi Epsilon.

’67—Paul J. Du Cuennois of Cooper City, FL, March 28, 2021; special agent, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; special agent, US Army Intelligence; law enforcement instructor; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’67–68 GR—Peter Hodson of Richmond, VA, July 2, 2021; instructor and design critic, Glavé & Holmes Architecture; taught at Virginia Commonwealth U.; special tutor, Prince of Wales’s Inst. of Architecture; senior lecturer, U. of Portsmouth School of Architecture; author; active in professional affairs.

’67 MPA—Harrison H. Huntoon of Barrington, RI, April 28, 2021; president, Providence Braid Co.; founder, MAP Systems, Inc.; administrator, Galveston County Health District; procurement specialist, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; board member, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School.

’67—Steven H. Prince of South Bend, IN, December 6, 2020; journalist; reporter and copy editor, South Bend Tribune; enjoyed travel, baseball, football, softball, exercise, and marathon running; active in community and religious affairs. Acacia.

’68 BA—Gary R. Carlton of Sioux City, IA, June 2, 2020; pediatric surgeon; practiced at Midlands Clinic; helped create the Child Advocacy Center and the Level I Trauma Center at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center; medical volunteer with Mission Honduras; enjoyed fishing, cigars, boxed wine, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and pranks. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’68 DVM—Alan S. Meyer of Hastings-on-Hudson, July 15, 2021; veterinarian; owner, Animal Clinic of Mount Vernon; active in religious affairs. Alpha Psi.

’68 BS Ag—David L. Stephan of Raleigh, NC, April 7, 2021; entomologist, Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, North Carolina State U.; author; founding member, North Carolina Herpetological Society; volunteer, North Carolina Museum of Natural History; enjoyed gardening, movies, reading, politics, and puns; active in community and professional affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’69 BA—Homer L. “Skip” Meade II of Stockbridge, MA, July 2, 2021; senior area director, Pearson North America; writing chair and professor of Afro-American studies, UMass Amherst; also taught at the Berkshire School, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Monument Mountain Regional High School; program coordinator, WEB Dubois Memorial Committee; advocate for social justice; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’69 BA—David F. Olson of Hubertus, WI, July 15, 2021; elementary school teacher; enjoyed golf, water skiing, dogs, and the Milwaukee Bucks. Alpha Delta Phi.


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1970s

’70–72 GR—James C. Locke of Wheaton, IL, April 25, 2021; lead scientist, US Dept. of Agriculture; enjoyed photography, travel, and national parks; active in community and religious affairs.

’70 BS Hotel—Bruce R. Panas of The Villages, FL, January 3, 2020; commanding officer, Naval Medical Clinic, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; enjoyed camping, road trips, cruises, bowling, and golf.

’72 BEE, MEng ’73—Warren P. Clark of Meredith, NH, August 17, 2021; independent consultant and contract programmer; program manager, Sun Microsystems; manager, Compugraphic Corp.; veteran; developed Make-Your-Own-Opoly, a program that allowed users to create a personalized board game; potter; woodworker; enjoyed skiing, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, and international travel; active in community and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’72 MA—Jane “Tucker” McHugh of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Ithaca, NY, September 11, 2021; counselor, Cornell U.; active in alumni affairs.

’73 BS ORIE, MBA ’74—Steven L. Block of Wheeling, IN, October 22, 2019; founder and CEO, Block Group; president, Greater Packaging Corp. Phi Sigma Epsilon.

’73 BA—Leonard N. Slater of Oklahoma City, OK, June 26, 2021; physician; infectious disease specialist; clinician and professor of medicine, OU Health U. of Oklahoma Medical Center; also practiced at Oklahoma City V.A. Medical Center; founder, Carpenter Square Theatre; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’73 BS Ag—John C. Wahl of Salisbury, NC, April 21, 2021; dean, Uintah Basin Applied Technical College, American Inst. of Commerce, Iowa Western Community College, and South Georgia State College; Rotarian; Shriner; Peace Corps volunteer in India; enjoyed computing, travel, genealogy, exotic pets, chess, and gardening; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’74 BS HE—Stephanie-Dee Faust of Teaneck, NJ, April 2, 2021; worked for New Jersey Transit; project manager, Verizon; also worked at MetLife Stadium; auxiliary police officer; volunteered with Alternatives to Domestic Violence of Bergen County; active in community and alumni affairs.

’74 BS ILR—Robert A. Knauf of Brighton, NY, formerly of New York City, May 17, 2016; healthcare industry consultant; enjoyed ’60s music and compiling baseball and boxing statistics; active in alumni affairs.

’75 BS Ag—Desmond A. Jordan of Hoboken, NJ, November 2, 2020; attending physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; associate professor and director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Columbia U. Irving Medical Center; served in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; volunteered with Doctors Without Borders; mentor; author; active in community and professional affairs.

’75 BS HE—Rose L. Tannenbaum of Stockbridge, MA, July 25, 2021; leatherworker; graphic designer; enjoyed art, dancing, music, singing, travel, and poker; active in community and alumni affairs.

’76—Carroll B. “Sandy” Harris of Fort Myers, FL, April 2021; insurance agent; pastor; enjoyed cooking; active in community and religious affairs.

’77 BS Hotel—Lucy H. Williams of Skaneateles, NY, July 4, 2021; director of catering and convention services, Hyatt Regency Dallas; director, Hyatt Hotels Corp.; enjoyed travel, cooking, and summers at Skaneateles Lake. Delta Gamma.

’78 BS Ag—Mark H. Haskin of Vero Beach, FL, March 28, 2021; captain, US Navy; worked aboard nuclear submarines; active in professional affairs. Sigma Nu.

’78 BA, PhD ’85—Katharine A. Kadinsky-Cade of Arlington, MA, December 25, 2020; supervisory physicist, US Air Force Research Laboratory; also worked at MIT; veteran; author; active in professional and alumni affairs. Delta Phi Epsilon. Husband, Robert B. Hupp ’78, BA ’81.

’79 BA—Nancy E. Suchman of Hamden, CT, December 25, 2020; associate professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine; researched addiction, parenting, and child development; author; principal editor, Parenting and Substance Abuse; enjoyed gardening, reading, travel, hiking, cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing; active in professional and alumni affairs.


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1980s

’80, BA ’81—Leigh Morioka of San Diego, CA, September 1, 2021; teacher, San Diego Unified School District; active in alumni affairs.

’81 MS ILR—Raymond F. Scannell of Takoma Park, MD, August 4, 2021; director of research and education, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers Int’l Union; workers’ rights advocate; enjoyed volunteering, baseball, storytelling, and art; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’83—Rodney A. Ferguson of Oakland, CA, April 8, 2021; owner, SuccessGED; writer of the Black Heritage Network’s “A Voice for Black Heritage” blog; owner, Ferguson Inspired; learning center manager, Literacy for Every Adult Project; author.

’85 PhD—Lauren G. Berlant of Chicago, IL, June 28, 2021; professor of English, U. of Chicago; studied affect theory, heteronormativity, and queer theory; author; mentor; Guggenheim fellow; active in professional affairs.

’87 BS ILR—Melanie Walker Hart of Bloomington IN, July 31, 2021; CEO, North American group, Tsuchiya Co.; board member, Indiana Economic Development Corp. and Indiana Chamber of Commerce; advocate for children’s wellbeing; mentor; enjoyed interior decorating, collecting art, cooking, and gardening; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’87 JD—Jonathan O. Heller of Hillsville, VA, November 7, 2014; high school English teacher; practiced civil law in private practice; criminal appeals attorney, Manhattan Legal Aid Society; labor organizer; advocate for civil rights.


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1990s

’90 BA—Ruth H. Silman of Harvard, MA, June 30, 2021; lawyer; partner, Nixon Peabody; also worked for the Environmental Protocol Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General; member, Cornell Outdoor Education advisory board; enjoyed hiking, skiing, and baking; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’94 BS Ag—Colleen M. Shelton of Ithaca, NY, July 25, 2021; assistant property manager, Ithaca Housing Authority; also worked for the Oakland Housing Authority; printmaker and painter; enjoyed camping, travel, volunteering, and her dog; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’95 BS Hotel—Alexandra M. Woo of New York City, March 30, 2021; fine jewelry designer; owner, Alex Woo Inc.; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Husband, Edward C. Huang ’95.


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2000s

’00 PhD—Amy Staples of Willseyville, NY, June 4, 2021; associate professor and Director of International Programs, Wells College; lecturer, Johns Hopkins U. and Emory U.; advocate for inclusive communities; enjoyed travel, cycling, animals, politics, and college basketball.

’04 BS Ag—Katherine W. Gowan Whittemore of Candor, NY, July 20, 2021; owner and president, Home Central hardware stores; co-owner, Dead End Farm; member, Cornell Cooperative Extension board of directors; 4-H volunteer; active in community and professional affairs.

’06, BS Ag ’09—Judson L. Rudgers of Albany, NY, June 25, 2021; worked for the NYS Office of Information Technology Services; enjoyed swimming, rowing, the Buffalo Bills, board games, singing, and whitewater kayaking and tubing. Alpha Epsilon Pi.


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2010s

’17 JD—Tyler W. Vandeventer of Brookline, MA, August 3, 2021; life sciences lawyer; associate, Gunderson Dettmer; enjoyed music, the outdoors, golf, lawn and tabletop games, craft breweries, and the Minnesota Vikings.


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Published December 1, 2021