January 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1940s

’42 BA—J. Lee Hollowell of Hockessin, DE, October 5, 2021; patent agent, DuPont; Fulbright scholar; author; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’44 BA—Betty Flah Granatstein of Fayetteville, NY, June 5, 2021; employment counselor, NYS Dept. of Labor; volunteered with Meals on Wheels; enjoyed golf, swimming, tennis, reading, investing, theater, the symphony, and bridge; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’44, LLB ’49—Russell T. Kerby of Maplewood, NJ, formerly of Summit, NJ, October 13, 2021; attorney; city solicitor, City of Summit; member, Kiwanis; enjoyed sailing, golfing, jazz, playing trumpet, and entertaining; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’45 BA—Nancy Atkinson of Falmouth, ME, June 29, 2021; crossword puzzle constructor; homemaker; high school teacher; Cub Scout volunteer; also taught Sunday school; enjoyed bridge; active in community and religious affairs. Alpha Omicron Pi.

’45 BS HE—Dorothy Scott Boyle of Ringoes, NJ, formerly of Eastport, ME, September 6, 2021; substitute teacher; dietitian, Brooklyn Orphan Assn.; occupational therapist, Pilgrim State Hospital; assistant director of 4-H in Suffolk County; artist; enjoyed gardening, golf, reading, and Down East Maine; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta.

’45 BME—Marguerite Haven Hartl of Glen Ellyn, IL, September 14, 2021; homemaker; also worked in the flight test center at General Electric; Scout leader; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed travel, reading, swimming, knitting, music, and playing the piano; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’45 BA—Gloria S. Marti of New York City, April 4, 2020; president, F. Marti & Co.; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’46—Joseph F. Zoladz Jr. of East Amherst, NY, September 25, 2021; co-owner and operator, Zoladz Lumber; co-owner, Sportacular Stables; veteran; enjoyed baseball, golf, bowling, horse racing, and the Buffalo Bills; active in professional affairs.

’47 BCE—Frederick J. Matthies of Fort Collins, CO, formerly of Omaha, NE, September 1, 2020; senior VP, Leo A. Daly Architects and Engineers; engineer, HDR Inc.; veteran; enjoyed travel, current events, and the stock market; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’47, BCE ’46, MS ’48—Herbert S. Meltzer of Melbourne Beach, FL, January 16, 2013; consultant; computer programmer, IBM; veteran; active in alumni affairs.

’47 DVM—Ruth Jones Robinson of Gansevoort, NY, September 3, 2021; veterinarian; cofounded and operated Saratoga Springs Veterinary Hospital alongside her husband; enjoyed cooking, gardening, and playing piano; active in community affairs.

’47 BEE—Robert B. Schultz of Kamas, UT, May 21, 2021; director, TRW Fdn.; active in alumni affairs.

’47 BS HE—Betty Hartman Selby of McKinney, TX, October 14, 2021; floral design teacher and judge; homemaker; also taught high school home economics; enjoyed travel, ballroom dancing, and gardening; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’48 BA—Jules Brody of DeKalb, IL, September 12, 2021; scholar of French literature; taught at Stanford U., Paris-Sorbonne U., and Columbia U.; chair of romance languages, Harvard U.; chair of foreign and comparative literature, U. of Rochester; dean of humanities, Queens College; Fulbright scholar; musician; enjoyed travel, gourmet cuisine, gangster movies, woodworking, and singing; active in professional affairs.

’48 BS Ag—Shirley Barnett Fallon of Irondequoit, NY, October 13, 2021; homemaker; researcher, U. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; enjoyed gardening, travel, and nature; active in alumni affairs.

’48 MA—Margaret D. Van Aken Gentsch of Lansing, NY, March 16, 2021; owner and president, Gentsch’s Nursery.

’48 BME, BEE ’47—Robert T. Harnett of Kettering, OH, September 6, 2021; civilian engineer, Aeronautical System Division, Wright Patterson Air Force Base; engineer, Aeroproducts Division, General Motors; veteran; volunteer, Kettering Police Dept.; enjoyed golf, tennis, bowling, playing cards, travel, archaeology, and genealogy; active in community and alumni affairs.

’48—Marion Ayer Irving of Anacortes, WA, September 22, 2021; accountant for her family’s avocado ranch; executive secretary in the hospitality industry; enjoyed walking, knitting, volunteering, bridge, and world travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’48 B Chem E—Frederick V. Siefke of Ithaca, NY, and New Canaan, CT, July 5, 2021; worked for Exxon; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Chi Phi.

’48 BME—Edward T. Turner Jr. of Terre Haute, IN, October 11, 2021; worked for Weston Paper and Manufacturing Co., Huffman Manufacturing, and Gardner Board and Carton Co.; veteran; enjoyed horseback riding, the outdoors, and the American Southwest; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’49–51 GR—Lawrence H. Bogan of Navarre, FL, formerly of South Trenton, NY, August 21, 2021; plumber and pipefitter; veteran; president, South Trenton Community Assn.; active in community and religious affairs.

’49 BME—David A. Brown of Richmond, VA, September 23, 2021; engineer, Douglas Aircraft Co.; veteran; enjoyed politics, animals, and time spent on Chesapeake Bay.

’49 BEE—Kenneth M. Gellhaus of New Paltz, NY, September 8, 2021; systems programmer and publications manager, IBM; publication engineer, UNIVAC; branch chief, Naval Surface Weapons Center, White Oak; veteran; avid tennis player; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’49 BS HE—Ruth Humphrey Jensen of Yorktown, VA, August 20, 2021; dietitian, the John Hopkins Hospital; voter education volunteer; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs.

’49 BA, MBA ’50—Howard K. Loomis of Pratt, KS, September 24, 2021; president and chairman, the Peoples Bank; director, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; veteran; Rotarian; president of the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce; Cubmaster and Scoutmaster; enjoyed running, reading the Wall Street Journal, and crossword and Sudoku puzzles; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’49—James D. Shaver of Scarborough, ME, September 1, 2021; engineer and consultant in the paper industry; veteran. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’49 BA—Arthur S. Wolcott of Sarasota, FL, September 24, 2021; founder and president, Seneca Foods; veteran; director, Nat’l Food Processors Assn; life member, Cornell U. Council; enjoyed skiing and sailing; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.


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1950s

’50 BME—Frank L. Bradley of Brewster, MA, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, October 1, 2021; chairman, Stone & Webster; also worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Co.; veteran; youth football coach; Boy Scout volunteer; enjoyed sports; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega.

’50 BS Ag—Robert D. Hoagland of Houston, TX, July 5, 2021; superintendent, Romulus Central School District; taught agriculture and science; enjoyed travel, chess, golf, and playing harmonica and clarinet. Acacia.

’50 BEE—Raymond F. Jacque of Alexander, NC, October 15, 2021; worked for Northwest Aviation, Stromberg Carlson, General Dynamics, and Computer Consoles Inc.; veteran.

’50 BS Hotel—Frank M. James of Saratoga Springs, CA, September 14, 2021; hotel manager with Holiday Inns; enjoyed travel, cruises, and dancing. Sigma Pi.

’50 BS HE—Betsey Eisele Langley of West Caldwell, NJ, on September 25, 2021; teacher and program director, Hoboken Public Schools; enjoyed volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’50 BA—Shirley Stewart McGrath of St. Petersburg, FL, May 28, 2019; homemaker; enjoyed lifelong learning and travel; active in alumni affairs.

’50, BEE ’51—Alexander L. Richardson of Lancaster, PA, September 13, 2021; project engineer, New Jersey Turnpike Authority; consultant, ITT Avionics; veteran; enjoyed travel, the outdoors, cooking, music, and woodworking; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’51 BA—John W. Gallup of Salisbury, CT, September 20, 2021; pediatrician; worked at the Sharon Clinic; active in community and alumni affairs.

’51, DVM ’52—Marion E. Schott Georgi of Ithaca, NY, September 4, 2021; veterinarian, Cornell U. Hospital for Animals; co-authored a veterinary textbook with her husband.

’51 BS Ag—Edward M. Keto of Kalamazoo, MI, formerly of Beacon, NY, October 2, 2021; worked for IBM; game farm manager; veteran; member, Knights of Columbus; volunteered with the mentally ill; enjoyed dancing, gardening, and playing games; active in community and religious affairs.

’51 BME—John A. McDonald of Morton, IL, October 13, 2021; engineer; manager, Caterpillar, Inc.; also worked for Reliance Electric Co.; veteran; president, Morton Kiwanis club; patent holder; enjoyed tennis, travel, and crossword puzzles; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Chi Phi.

’51 DVM—Kent C. Roberts of Williamsburg, VA, August 24, 2021; professor of veterinary medicine and interim director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Virginia Tech; established the Loudoun Animal Hospital; veteran; president, Virginia Veterinary Medical Assn. and the Virginia State Board of Veterinary Examiners; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’51 BA—Bethia Leet Sherman of Falls Church, VA, August 3, 2021; parish secretary; enjoyed gardening and travel; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’52 BA—Gretchen Lawson Bost of Newton, NC, August 31, 2021; homemaker; worked as an interviewer for the Pittsburgh City Housing Authority; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed travel, music, theater, painting, playing bridge, and antiques; active in community and religious affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’52—Gerald J. Connor of Rochester, NY, October 18, 2021; farmer; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’52 BS Ag—William L. Hodges of Lynchburg, VA, September 14, 2021; insurance agent; farmer; veteran; member, Kiwanis; served on the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services; enjoyed singing and volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’52 MS Ag—John W. Hough of Edina, MN, September 23, 2021; partner, Walt Montgomery and Assocs.; senior VP, ISA-Babcock; veteran; watercolor painter; enjoyed travel, reading, and music; active in professional affairs.

’52 BS HE—Nancy Crawford Mulligan of Fair Oaks, CA, January 28, 2019; teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District.

’52, BME ’53—Joseph C. Seigh of Fort Gratiot, MI, July 30, 2021; veteran; equipment engineer and manager, IBM; enjoyed genealogy, volunteering, boating, building model ships, and folk painting; active in community and alumni affairs.

’52 B Chem E—Harvey W. Steen of Virginia Beach, VA, August 30, 2021; VP of a business brokerage firm; technical director, Polyvinyl Chemical Industries and GenCorp Fdn.; captain, US Air Force; enjoyed playing trombone, singing, and tennis. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’52—Albert Treger of Pittsburgh, PA, October 25, 2021; cardiologist; enjoyed travel, lifelong learning, Asian history, and textiles; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Rosalyn Roth Treger ’54.

’53 BA—Dean D. Mergenthaler of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, August 15, 2021; COO, Jupiter Medical Center; pulmonologist in private practice; veteran; enjoyed camping and travel.

’53 BS Hotel—John A. Norlander of Hilton Head Island, SC, October 11, 2021; CEO, Carlson Hospitality Worldwide; president, Radisson Hotels; created Regent Seven Seas Cruises; veteran; enjoyed travel, painting, golf, and playing the cello; active in community and professional affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’53–54 GR—Robert N. Oldale of North Falmouth, MA, August 7, 2021; geologist; specialized in the glacial geology of New England; worked for the US Geological Survey; received the Meritorious Service Award from the US Dept. of the Interior; author; enjoyed travel and sailing; active in professional affairs.

’53 BA, MD ’56—Eugene J. Segre of Palo Alto, CA, June 5, 2021; medical consultant; clinical professor, Stanford U.; senior VP of clinical development, Syntex; veteran; enjoyed travel and the arts; active in community and professional affairs. Wife, Patricia Ellstrom Bashaw, MA ’65.

’53 BS Ag—Lawrence N. Smith of York, NY, September 2, 2021; cofounder and owner, Lawnel Farms; taught economics at SUNY Geneseo; enjoyed singing and playing in the bell choir; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’53 BA—Arthur Stein of New Paltz, NY, April 7, 2020; social worker and addiction counselor; psychotherapist in private practice; also worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Staten Island; veteran; enjoyed music, sports, nature, and puns; active in professional and community affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’54 BS Hotel—Herbert J. Bool of Phoenix, AZ, October 15, 2021; benefits consultant; manager, Segal; also worked for Lincoln Financial Group; veteran; enjoyed golf, hunting, and handball; active in community affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’54 BS Nurs—Judith Potter Corry of Sandusky, OH, October 10, 2020; homemaker; enjoyed reading, puzzles, movies, her dog, and anyone else’s home cooking.

’54 BS ILR, LLB ’59—Saul G. Kramer of Boca Raton, FL, September 12, 2021; attorney; collector of glass art; enjoyed fine wine; life member, Cornell U. Council; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’54, BCE ’55—Richard K. Schoeck of Bernhards Bay, NY, May 10, 2021; wildlife rehabilitator; consulting civil engineer; president, Schoeck Builders Inc.; veteran; Mason; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta Rho.

’55, BA ’56—Mary M. Brunot of Slingerlands, NY, September 16, 2021; worked for the NYS Office of General Services and Division of Housing and Community Renewal; founding member and secretary, Capital District chapter, Retired Public Employees Assn.; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’55 BA—Donald R. Buckner of DeKalb, IL, October 9, 2021; associate VP and vice provost, Northern Illinois U.; dean, Georgetown U.; served on the board of the Salvation Army; hospice volunteer; enjoyed fitness, marathon running, photography, golf, and the Chicago Cubs; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’55—Robert E. Crawford of Clayton, MO, July 6, 2021; mutual funds salesman, Investors Overseas Services; patron of the arts; enjoyed tennis, croquet, bridge, backgammon, history, computer science, and opera; active in civic and community affairs.

’55–58 GR—William H. Grover of Centerbrook, CT, October 19, 2021; partner and founder, Centerbrook Architects & Planners; mentor; watercolor painter; president, Essex Land Trust; enjoyed playing trumpet, jazz, travel, and sailboat racing. Phi Kappa Psi.

’55–56 GR—Leslie W. Jensen of Ashland, OR, August 28, 2021; bookstore owner; served on the South Dakota Board of Regents; manager, People’s Telephone and Telegraph Co.; book collector; active in community affairs.

’55 BA—Donald L. Oglesby of Rogers, AR, September 30, 2021; VP, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary; veteran; avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan. Psi Upsilon.

’55 MD—Roland W. Richmond of Louisville, KY, July 2, 2020; otolaryngologist; veteran; missionary in India; Sunday School teacher; enjoyed travel, photography, collecting stamps and coins, and playing basketball; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’55–58 GR—Albert B. Roberts of Hudson, NY, August 29, 2021; director, NYS Senate Committee on Taxation; secretary, NYS Assembly Ways and Means Committee; helped develop the NYS AIDS Inst. and NYS Kidney Inst.; art collector; author; enjoyed travel; active in professional affairs.

’55—L. Robert Rubin of Danbury, CT, October 9, 2021; pediatrician; veteran; enjoyed reading, opera, travel, and volunteering; active in community and professional affairs.

’55 PhD—Donald E. Sands of Lexington, KY, September 22, 2021; professor, chair of chemistry, and associate dean of arts and sciences, U. of Kentucky; senior chemist, Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Laboratory; author; president of the Central Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.

’56 BArch—Maria Radoslovich Cox of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, October 24, 2021; interior designer; partner, 330 Group Inc.; also worked with Harrison & Abramovitz, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and ISD Architects Inc.; trustee, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; enjoyed gardening; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’56 MS Ed—James H. Fortenberry of Baton Rouge, LA, November 6, 2021; dean of the graduate school, Southern University and A&M College; professor, Alcorn State U.; school principal; veteran; member, Kiwanis; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’56 BS Nurs—Anne Patterson Graff of Swansea, MA, September 5, 2021; nurse and nursing educator; helped manage her husband’s medical practice; enjoyed reading, travel, the beach, feeding birds, and ice cream; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’56 BS ILR—Thomas J. Kerr IV of Columbus, OH, formerly of Westerville, OH, August 6, 2021; president, Kendall College; president, Grant Medical Center Development Fdn.; president and professor of history, Otterbein U.; Rotarian; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Cayuga Lodge.

’56, BEE ’58, PhD ’66—Edward J. McKinney of Fredericksburg, VA, September 16, 2021; worked in defense research and development; manager, General Electric; director of technology, Honeywell; also worked for the US Dept. of Defense and Bell Labs; enjoyed hiking, skiing, classical music, opera, reading, and world travel; active in professional affairs. Delta Chi.

’56 BS Nurs—Georgia Meaden Wagner of Chagrin Falls, OH, September 10, 2021; registered nurse; nursing supervisor, UH Cleveland Medical Center; enjoyed travel and the outdoors.

’56—Bette J. Alaura West of Melbourne, FL, June 30, 2021; student teaching supervisor, SUNY Cortland; teacher, Homer Central School District.

’57 BA—Beverly A. Bondley of Scotia, NY, September 19, 2021; worked for Sanofi; artist; philanthropist; volunteered with Hope House; active in community affairs.

’57 BS Ag—Albert J. Harnisch of Allentown, PA, formerly of Tappan, NY, October 2, 2021; founder, World Wide Recruiters; worked in pharmaceutical sales; veteran; avid basketball player; active in community and alumni affairs.

’57 DVM—Elliot M. Katz of Corte Madera, CA, March 24, 2021; veterinarian; animal rights activist; founder, In Defense of Animals; active in community and professional affairs.

’57, BEP ’58, MEng ’60—Lawrence J. Moran of Auburn Hills, MI, August 19, 2021; technical specialist, Grumman Aerospace Corp.; worked on the Apollo Lunar Module; member, Knights of Columbus; volunteer reader for the blind; enjoyed bridge, classical music, and history; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Alpha. Wife, Ann Wiltsey Moran ’60.

’57 BA—Daniel R. Moses of Ojai, CA, September 12, 2021; editor-in-chief, Sierra Club Books, Bobbs-Merrill, and Links Books; founder and director, Earth Island Press; editor, Simon & Schuster and Prentice Hall; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.

’57 BA—Norman S. Powell of Studio City, CA, June 16, 2021; producer; director; senior VP, CBS Productions; received Emmy nominations for “Washington Behind Closed Doors” and “24”; enjoyed exercise, sailing, and flying; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Delta Theta.

’57 BS HE—Joan Jeremiah Reusswig of Bluffton, SC, formerly of Glastonbury, CT, August 9, 2021; elementary school teacher; enjoyed volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’57, BME ’58—Gerald D. Saks of Lexington, MA, August 31, 2021; certified financial planner; business consultant; VP, Barry Hyman Co.; taught statistics at Northeastern U.; also worked in engineering positions at Sylvania and Blue Star Shoe; enjoyed travel, tennis, gardening, classical music, theater, and Boston sports; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’57, B Chem E ’58, PhD ’64—William J. Schumacher of Wall Township, NJ, August 13, 2021; worked at SRI Int’l; Peace Corps volunteer; active in community and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’57 BA—Amy Freedman West of The Villages, FL, formerly of Closter, NJ, September 10, 2021; artist; managed her husband’s periodontal practice. Phi Sigma Sigma.

’58, BEE ’59—Gordon W. Anderson of New York, NY; July 24, 2021; research physicist, US Naval Research Laboratory; board member, Epilepsy Fdn.; enjoyed music and mountain climbing; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi and Beta Pi.

’58 BS HE—Toni Dingledy Barker of Tenafly, NJ, August 12, 2021; home economics teacher; enjoyed travel, bridge, entertaining, quilting, and sewing; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’58 PhD—Janette Collet Gatty of New York City and Wainadoi, Fiji, November 20, 2020; professor, City College of New York; author; philanthropist; enjoyed French language and culture; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’58 BS Ag—Henry L. Harvey Jr. of Greenville, NC, August 8, 2021; pig farmer; veteran; board member, NC Pork Council; active in professional and religious affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’58 BS Ag, MEd ’63—Robert M. McGuire of Milton, DE, September 15, 2021; professor of animal science, SUNY Cobleskill; veteran; national president, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture; enjoyed reading, travel, and WWII history; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’58 DVM—James T. Noonan of Tallmadge, OH, October 6, 2021; veterinarian in private practice; philanthropist; enjoyed martial arts, volunteering, boating, water skiing, swimming, and the symphony; active in community and alumni affairs.

’58 BA—Stuart J. Schwartz of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of New Hartford, NY, September 14, 2021; urologist; chief of surgery, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital; veteran; enjoyed golf, travel, bridge, and gin; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’58 BA—Nahum J. Waxman of New York City, August 4, 2021; cofounder, Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore; editor; collector of culinary advertising from the 19th century; enjoyed cooking and culinary history; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’59—William P. Colvin III of Mount Dora, FL, September 4, 2021; cofounder, Foliage Corp. of Florida; also ran a publishing company; avid fisherman; enjoyed world travel. Beta Theta Pi.

’59 BA—Michael J. Henry of Lambertville, NJ, January 5, 2021; attorney; enjoyed classical music and hiking. Delta Chi.

’59 MBA—Harold I. Resnic of Longmeadow, MA, August 25, 2021; attorney; enjoyed jazz, playing saxophone, tennis, golf, skiing, and world travel.


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1960s

’60–61 GR—Robert C. Holz of Jefferson, IA, September 3, 2021; farmer; veteran; enjoyed gardening; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’60 BA—Barbara MacMahon of Falmouth, ME, November 2, 2021; mathematics teacher; homemaker; programming instructor, IBM; enjoyed singing, bell choir, gardening, canning vegetables, crossword puzzles, nature, and the New England Patriots; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta.

’60 BA—Barbara Cyrus Martin of Hartsdale, NY, March 14, 2021; taught English at Edgemont High School and the Scarsdale Alternative School; president of the Scarsdale American Field Service program and the National Aphasia Assn.; led an aphasia support group; active in community and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’60, BCE ’62—Thomas L. Martin of Menlo Park, CA, September 21, 2021; captain, United Airlines; veteran; enjoyed flying, fishing, golf, jazz, swimming, dancing, and cards; active in alumni affairs. Delta Upsilon.

’60 BA—James H. Russell Jr. of Santa Fe, NM, October 11, 2021; attorney; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’60 BS HE—Edythe Haendel Schwartz of Davis, CA, September 13, 2021; professor of human and child development, California State U., Sacramento; also taught at Sacramento City College; poet; painter; enjoyed swimming, reading, and dancing; active in alumni affairs.

’60 BA—Wayland E. Wilcox of North Augusta, SC, September 27, 2021; commander, US Navy; volunteer economics instructor, Junior Achievement; enjoyed choral singing and playing trumpet; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’61, BA ’62—Peter C. Bomberger of Dune Acres, IN, September 1, 2021; attorney; president, Indiana State Bar Assn.; served on the Dune Acres Town Council; enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and reading; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta. Wife, Cathryn Van Buren Bomberger ’62.

’61, BCE ’63, MEng ’74—Richard F. Heine of Lynnwood, WA, August 9, 2021; captain, US Navy; public works officer, Navy Yard Puget Sound and Naval Submarine Base Bangor; managed his wife’s art business; board member, Compass Housing Alliance; enjoyed travel and playing trombone; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Acacia.

’61 BA—George H. Hoffman of Guilford, United Kingdom, September 22, 2021; owner, GHH Management Consultants; CEO, London & Continental Bankers Ltd.; VP and general manager, Wells Fargo; active in alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’61 DVM—Floyd A. Mann of Beebe, AR, April 22, 2021; veterinarian; owner, Apple Farm Veterinary Hospital; active in professional affairs. Alpha Psi.

’61 PhD—A. Robert Twardock of Savoy, IL, September 3, 2021; professor and associate dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, U. of Illinois; veterinarian in private practice; enjoyed singing, flying, sailing, golf, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’61–65 GR—Larry D. Webster of Colorado Springs, CO, October 16, 2021; engineer, Kaman Sciences and Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.

’62—Ann P. Farnsley of Vevay, IN, October 23, 2021; artist; also worked for Lost Cause Press; active in community and religious affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’62 PhD—Howard Y. “Dutch” Forsythe Jr. of Veazie, ME, September 23, 2021; professor and chair of entomology, U. of Maine, Orono; also worked at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; veteran.

’62, LLB ’65—Daniel I. Konover of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Wilton, CT, September 6, 2021; attorney in private practice; specialized in tax law and corporate finance; also worked for the Internal Revenue Service.

’62 PhD—Richard Allison Ledford of Flat Rock, NC, October 9, 2021; professor and chairman of Food Science, Cornell U.; veteran; avid woodcarver; enjoyed golf.

’62 BS Ag—Elizabeth L. Pomada of San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2020; cofounder and partner, Larsen Pomada Literary Agency; also worked at David McKay, Holt McDougal, and the Dial Press; author; enjoyed travel; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’62, BArch ’63—Barry J. Tretheway of Honesdale, PA, June 13, 2021; architect; Rotarian; member, Jaycees; advocate for youth; enjoyed golf. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’63, BS Ag ’64, DVM ’66—John E. Andresen of Aquebogue, NY, October 9, 2021; veterinarian; co-founder, Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital; high school pole vaulting coach; competitive pole vaulter; active in community and alumni affairs. Sigma Pi.

’63 BA—Dorothy Stroh Becvar of St. Louis, MO, August 31, 2021; marriage and family therapist; professor of social work, St. Louis U.; cofounded and directed the St. Louis Family Inst. with her husband; also taught at the U. of Missouri–St. Louis, Texas Tech U., Washington U., and Radford U.; author; enjoyed swimming, playing guitar and piano, and singing; active in professional and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’63 BA, JD ’65—Jerome Berkman of Stamford, CT, October 20, 2021; attorney; specialized in commercial real estate law; president, the Boys and Girls Club; chairman of the board, SilverSource; enjoyed volunteering, tennis, golf, reading, music, and sports; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’63 MD—J. Peter Fegen Jr. of Westlake, OH, and Sarasota, FL, October 8, 2021; urologist; veteran; enjoyed sailing, golf, and travel; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’63 BS Ag, MS Ag ’66—Renda Lindley McCaughan of New Milford, CT, July 26, 2021; secretary, Atlanta Friends Meeting; also worked for NSC Assessments and the Wilton Board of Education; enjoyed travel, playing the recorder, and history; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’63 PhD—Paul R. “Dick” Moran of Wake Forest, NC, October 17, 2021; professor of radiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine; professor of physics, U. of Wisconsin, Madison; author; enjoyed hiking and scenic drives; active in professional affairs.

’63, B Chem E ’65—Charles W. Pinkow of Glen Mills, PA, October 2, 2021; worked for Rohm & Haas Chemical Co.; veteran; enjoyed sports, yardwork, rescuing Irish wolfhounds, and playing tuba and baritone. Kappa Sigma.

’63 BA—Constant Queller of Hudson, FL, August 18, 2021. Alpha Phi Delta.

’64—Gary L. Lemoine of Portland, OR, August 18, 2021; senior chemist, Lever Brothers Co.

’64 BA—Anne Warren Pattison of Hanover, NH, and New London, NH, September 28, 2021; medical technician; Brownie Troop leader; Sunday School teacher; enjoyed line dancing, the outdoors, golf, tennis, skiing, boating, and flying; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’64–67 GR—Maurice C. Seager of Swain, NY, August 5, 2021; taught physics, chemistry, and math at Cincinnatus Central School; veteran; youth volleyball coach; enjoyed the outdoors, natural history, photography, wood crafts, reading, and his dogs.

’64 MA HE—Carolyn Bergen Tecube of Coos Bay, OR, June 22, 2021; high school counselor; also worked with the New Mexico Girls Welfare Home and Albuquerque Public Schools; advocate for disadvantaged youth; watercolor painter; enjoyed travel, culture, art history, music, reading, gardening, and cooking; active in community affairs.

’65 MST—Palmer B. Chappelle of Rehoboth Beach, DE, September 11, 2021; science teacher, Horace Greeley High School; guitarist; also taught at B&B Music; enjoyed a capella and choral singing.

’65 DVM—Jeffrey B. Faivus of West Palm Beach, FL, September 30, 2021; veterinarian; veteran; active in community and religious affairs.

’65—Dennis C. Ferguson of Dryden, NY, October 5, 2021; dairy farmer; mentor; active in professional affairs.

’65 BS, MEng ’66—Michael A. Gibson of Houston, TX, May 24, 2021; consultant, ChemOrganics; co-founder, Carbotek Inc.; research associate, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.; researcher, NASA; worked on the Apollo XIII mission operations team; patent holder; veteran; member, Kiwanis; enjoyed travel; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Delta Theta and Beta Pi.

’65—Thomas A. Grupa of Minneapolis, MN, and Palm Springs, CA, September 25, 2021; CEO, Bechik Products; controller, Trane; also worked for Bay State Milling Co.; veteran; world traveler; enjoyed skiing, gardening, reading, and walking.

’65 BA—Stuart A. Hammer of Worcester, MA, September 13, 2021; attorney; president, Jewish Family Service of Worcester; enjoyed horticulture; active in community and alumni affairs.

’65 BME, MEng ’66—William B. Reynolds of Villa Park, CA, September 6, 2021; general manager, Harbor Industrial Services; VP, Paceco Corp.; active in professional affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’65 BA—Rena Miller Rothschild of Harveys Lake, PA, October 8, 2021; owner, Thirty Caverton Rd. Ltd.; worked for Rural Health Corp.; active in alumni affairs. Husband, John A. Rothschild ’65, MD ’69.

’66 BS HE—Laura I. Fisher of Ventnor City, NJ, September 29, 2021; antiques dealer; owner, Fisher Heritage; author; hearings coordinator and public information director, New York City Commission on Human Rights; active in professional affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’66 MFA—J. Michael Lowe of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Canton, NY, September 18, 2021; professor and chair of fine arts, St. Lawrence U.; sculptor; mentor; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’66 MBA—William N. Macartney III of Naples, FL, and Clinton, NY, September 14, 2021; president and chairman of the board, Indium Corp.; enjoyed wine, golf, fly fishing, and the Adirondacks; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’66–67 GR—Kenneth A. Williams of Silver Spring, MD, December 31, 2020; founding partner, Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn Inc.; deputy director, pipeline and producer regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

’67, BCE ’71, MEng ’72—James M. Beaty of Hague, NY, September 23, 2021; civil engineer; worked at Sippican Consultants Int’l; veteran; water conservationist; enjoyed music, sports, and volunteering; active in community affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’67 BA—Alex Gold Jr. of Winchester, MA, September 1, 2021; English professor; author.

’68, BS Ag ’69, MAT ’71—Edward J. DuBois of Minneapolis, MN, October 13, 2021; senior business consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield; enjoyed history. Kappa Delta Rho.

’68 MEng—Gerald P. Sellner of Hamilton, NJ, formerly of Titusville, NJ, September 18, 2021; project engineer, Arora and Assocs.; civil engineer, New Jersey Dept. of Transit; financial secretary, Knights of Columbus; enjoyed playing computer games, chess, and going to Phillies games; active in community and religious affairs.

’68 PhD—Mark R. Shibles Jr. of Wilton, ME, August 24, 2021; professor and dean of the Neag School of Education, U. of Connecticut; high school superintendent and history teacher; special agent, US Army Counterintelligence; enjoyed watching basketball, gardening, birdwatching, fly fishing, and reading; active in professional affairs.

’68 BA—Michael T. Sillerman of New York City, September 25, 2021; attorney; co-chair, land use department, Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel; collected maps, books, and prints; enjoyed travel, architecture, and movies; active in professional, community, and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’68 PhD—John A. Wott of Lafayette, IN, formerly of Seattle, WA, August 28, 2021; professor and director of the Center for Urban Horticulture, U. of Washington; director, Washington Park Arboretum; also taught at Purdue U.; author; enjoyed international travel and choral singing; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’69 BA—Philip L. Stetson of Ann Arbor, MI, September 7, 2021; research scientist, U. of Michigan; director of analytical chemistry, WIL Research Laboratories; enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and singing. Alpha Chi Sigma. Wife, Elena Conte Stetson ’69.


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1970s

’70 BS ORIE—Daryl A. Briggs of Brewer, ME, October 9, 2021; supply chain logistics manager, Affiliated Materials Services; VP, Colonial Distributors; president, Briggs Inc.; Mason; Rotarian; Scoutmaster and chairman of the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Wife, Pamela Moyer Briggs, ’69–71 GR.

’70 BFA—Joan R. Brownstein of Wiscasset, ME, August 22, 2020; artist; antiques dealer; scholar specializing in American folk painting; author; active in professional affairs.

’70 BS Hotel—Mark E. Novisoff of Long Beach, CA, November 17, 2019.

’70 PhD—George E. Seidel Jr. of Loveland, CO, September 4, 2021; cattle rancher; professor of reproductive physiology, Colorado State U.; mentor; active in professional and alumni affairs. Wife, Sarah Moore Seidel, PhD ’69.

’71 BA—Maria Ebert Hardinger of Baltimore, MD, September 6, 2021; registered nurse; worked at Montebello and Kernan hospitals; helped start the Shock Trauma Outpatient Clinic at U. of Maryland Medical Center; patron of the arts; enjoyed gardening, reading, swimming, choral singing, and yard sales; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’71 MEng—Paul J. Skrip of Shoreview, MN, August 30, 2021; mechanical engineer; worked for McDonnell Douglas, Trane, and Perkin-Elmer; enjoyed rock climbing, skiing, sailing, and the outdoors.

’71 BCE—Thomas W. Storrie of Camillus, NY, October 24, 2021; technical director, O’Brien & Gere; enjoyed travel; active in alumni affairs.

’72—Gerard G. Hutcherson Sr. of Lynchburg, VA, October 18, 2021; outreach minister, Amazing Grace Church; mortician; community activist; member of the Lynchburg Voters League; enjoyed volunteering; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’73 PhD—Philip A. Dennis of Lubbock, TX, July 28, 2021; professor of anthropology, Texas Tech U.; author; Fulbright scholar; active in professional affairs.

’73 BS HE—Barbara Lowell Reynolds of Montour Falls, NY, October 19, 2021; owner and operator, Barbara Reynolds Courier Service; enjoyed arts and crafts, antiquing, and bargain shopping.

’74 PhD—Archer R. “Bob” Clayton of Centerville, UT, May 8, 2021; software engineer in the materials handling industry; taught physics at Eastern Illinois U. and the U. of Utah; enjoyed music; active in professional and religious affairs.

’74 BS HE—Joyce Davis-Simons of New City, NY, August 22, 2021; professor of education and dean of academic support services, Nyack College; also taught at Borough of Manhattan Community College; mentor; advocate for educationally and economically disadvantaged students; enjoyed travel, reading, cooking, and scrapbooking; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’74–76 GR—Judith E. Jeska Grimes of Virginia Beach, VA, April 3, 2020; entrepreneur; owner, the Button Guy.

’74—James G. Spady of Philadelphia, PA, February 17, 2020; writer; scholar; historian of the African diaspora; humanitarian; board member, Marcus Garvey Memorial Fdn.; received the Nat’l Newspaper Publishers Assn. Meritorious Award; active in community and professional affairs.

’74 PhD—Maryann Gluhank Thompson of Houston, TX, July 5, 2021; neuropsychologist; specialized in traumatic brain injuries and disease; active in professional affairs.

’75 MPA—Percy Allen II of Virginia Beach, VA, September 12, 2021; CEO, Bon Secours; CEO and VP of hospital affairs, University Hospital of Brooklyn; CEO, North Central Bronx Hospital; assistant administrator, Parkview Memorial Hospital; veteran; mentor; advocate for developing and improving healthcare services in underserved communities; collector of African American art; avid golfer; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’76 BS HE—Karen E. Scholl of Jamesville, NY, August 26, 2021; regional associate, NYS Education Dept.; worked for the NYS Commission for the Blind; special education teacher; enjoyed travel, wine, and good food; active in alumni affairs.

’76 MS Ag—Stanley P. Sutton of Topeka, KS, September 26, 2021; served in the US Army Medical Service Corps; volunteered in many veterans organizations; active in community and religious affairs.

’77 BA—Nancy Nagle Kelley of East Hampton, NY, August 28, 2021; director, Long Island chapter, the Nature Conservancy; director of development and governmental relations, Guild Hall; director, Suffolk Community College Fdn.; conservationist; enjoyed waterskiing, cross country skiing, hiking, and scuba diving; active in community and alumni affairs.

’77 BA—Christopher P. Muenzen of Helena, MT, formerly of Long Valley, NJ, September 21, 2021; internist; enjoyed travel, history, and genealogy; active in alumni affairs.

’77–78 GR—Ronald J. Schwartz of Montville, OH, September 3, 2021; independent contractor; carpenter; farmer; enjoyed baking, cooking, walking, the outdoors, and his dogs.

’77 BS Ag—Richard D. Shaffer of Woodland Park, CO, March 30, 2021; investment consultant; principal, Chartwell Consulting; also worked at Barclays; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’77 BA—William S. Waller Jr. of Lake Pleasant, NY, October 2, 2021; executive VP and CFO, Iogen Corp.; treasurer and VP of finance, Texas Genco; investment officer, Houston Industries Energy Inc.; member, Lions Club; enjoyed entertaining, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hunting, and hiking; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs.

’78 MBA—Richard E. Blacher of Providence, RI, October 10, 2021; marketing manager, the Stanley Works and Ovako Steel; enjoyed fly fishing, reading, and music.

’78 BS ILR—Kevin M. Gleason of Oakland, CA, October 14, 2021; senior director of labor, Marriot Int’l; director of labor relations, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.; director of human resources, Sheraton Waikiki; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Pi.

’78 BME—Eric A. Young of Los Altos, CA, October 23, 2021; general partner and cofounder, Canaan Partners; senior VP, GE Venture Capital; mentor; Scoutmaster; helped establish the Cornell PhD Commercialization Fellowship program; member, Cornell U. Council and the Engineering College Advisory Council; enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, travel, and music; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.

’79 PhD—James E. Jacob IV of Chico, CA, September 16, 2021; consultant, US Dept. of Defense; professor of political science and dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State U., Chico; professor and chair of political science, Wright State U.; author; mentor; enjoyed teaching, reading, lifelong learning, travel, good food, and his dogs.


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1980s

’81 BS Hotel—Darryl Wilson of Seminole, FL, October 13, 2021; hotel food and beverage director; enjoyed watching baseball, travel, and photography.

’82 BS Ag—Sharon M. Beebee of Hampton Bays, NY, July 24, 2021; director of communicable disease and prevention, Alameda County Public Health Dept.; also worked with the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center and Palo Alto Medical Fdn.; Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia; enjoyed sailing, photography, art, and nature; active in community and alumni affairs.

’82 PhD—Nancy A. Burston of Trumansburg, NY, September 15, 2021; associate director, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County; mentor; advocate for animals; enjoyed travel and music; active in community and alumni affairs.

’82 MS Ag—Craig D. Jackson of Schenectady, NY, November 6, 2021; water supply engineer, NYS Dept. of Health; remediated hazardous waste sites with the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation; engineer, NYS Dept. of Transportation; avid hockey player; enjoyed camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.

’83 BS HE—Susan C. Sayer of Mystic, CT, October 30, 2021; campus planner and project manager, Swarthmore College; also worked as a facility planner for Jefferson U. Hospitals; advocate for universal design principles and accessibility; enjoyed cooking and nature; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, Jeff Crewe, MA ’83.

’84 MD—Bette J. Nyhlen Basilevsky of Newtown Square, PA, and Nantucket, MA, April 21, 2021; radiologist in private practice; neuroradiology fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; oil and gas banker; enjoyed painting, needlepoint, cooking, interior decorating, reading, crossword puzzles, and travel; active in alumni affairs.

’84, BS Ag ’86, MS Ag ’88—Kathryn T. Foley of St. Paul, MN, September 17, 2021; senior systems analyst, Medtronic; outdoor educator, Outward Bound; enjoyed the outdoors, kayaking, cooking, reading, playing the violin, and world travel; active in alumni affairs.

’84 BS Ag—Susan Cooper Hodge of Warwick, RI, May 16, 2021; homemaker; also worked in the horticulture industry; enjoyed gardening, sailing, golf, knitting, reading, and bridge; active in community affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’84 BA—Khoi H. Nguyen of Vienna, VA, May 16, 2021; author; patron of the arts; philanthropist; enjoyed travel.

’85 MBA—Leslie C. Rathjens of Washington, DC, November 9, 2021; director of market research, Time Life; enjoyed entertaining and travel; active in alumni affairs.

’87 BEE—Aroldo E. Arencibia of Miami, FL, October 9, 2020; software and systems quality engineering manager; professional musician; enjoyed theater, singing, dancing, scuba diving, and travel; active in alumni affairs.

’87, BA ’91—Cheryl A. Giuliano of San Leandro, CA, November 5, 2021; artist.

’88, BS Hotel ’90—Douglas P. Maslow of Dallas, PA, October 9, 2021; entrepreneur; owner, Dream Imports; philanthropist; enjoyed skiing and sports cars.

’88 DVM—Regina M. Robbins of Provincetown, MA, and Stockholm, Sweden, July 10, 2021; operated a veterinary supply import business; veterinarian in private practice; NYS trooper; enjoyed classical music, travel, science fiction, the stock market, and driving her Jaguar; active in community affairs. Alpha Psi.


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1990s

’90 BS Hotel—Michael K. Proctor of St. Louis, MO, September 27, 2021; McDonald’s owner and operator; enjoyed basketball; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’91 BS—Karen A. Sheffield of Houston, TX, June 18, 2021; geologist, Shell; enjoyed travel, wine, cheese, movies, and gourmet food.

’92 BS HE—Troy D. Rutman of San Francisco, CA, August 5, 2014; communications consultant; author; film enthusiast. Theta Chi.

’94 BA—Jesse R. Aratow of Boulder, CO, October 29, 2021; partner, Madison House music management and booking agency; enjoyed world travel, snowboarding, and the outdoors; active in alumni affairs. Chi Phi.

’97 BS HE—Stephanie H. Shaps of New York City, November 1, 2021; assistant attending pediatrician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’97 MEng—Goro S. Sulijoadikusumo of Honolulu, HI, August 18, 2021; engineer, Hawaii Dept. of Transportation; also worked for American Constructors and Bechtel; avid surfer; enjoyed travel, kayaking, cooking, hiking, and collecting maps and books; active in professional affairs.

’98—Catherine Meeks Schwiebert of Seattle, WA, July 14, 2021; homemaker; teacher; enjoyed writing and volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, Erik Schwiebert ’96.

’98, BS Ag ’99—Lucas P. Vitarius of Ithaca, NY, November 3, 2021; bartender; owner, Then & Now Records; rock musician; enjoyed video games, Lego, Star Wars, and the Buffalo Bills.


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2000s

’05 BA—Christopher A. Crump of Ringgold, GA, September 18, 2021; lieutenant, US Navy; intelligence officer; enjoyed music, art, film, football, and politics; active in alumni affairs.

’08—Michael A. Frechen of Palo Alto, CA, September 22, 2021; helped found the biotech startup Molecular Reality; taught social work at Ohio U.; animal lover; enjoyed photography, figure skating, cycling, movies, languages, and music.


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2010s

’19 PhD—Arzoo Katiyar of University Park, PA, June 07, 2021; assistant professor of computer science and engineering, Penn State; postdoctoral fellow, ASAAP Inc.; researched natural language processing; active in professional affairs.


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2020s

’20 MA—William D. Pennington of Cambridge, MA, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD, August 28, 2021; graduate student; taught at Cornell U.; enjoyed philosophy, writing, reading, travel, art, and collecting antique lamps.


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Published January 3, 2022