January 2023

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians


’43—Ruth Ohringer Frank of Longboat Key, FL, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, June 13, 2021; jewelry designer who sold her creations through Saks Fifth Avenue stores around the country; philanthropist; competitive golf and tennis player; enjoyed international travel, swimming, and big band music; active in community, cultural, religious, and alumni affairs.

’44, BA ’43—Norma Hirshon Schatz of Sarasota, FL, formerly of West Hartford, CT, October 24, 2022; homemaker; also worked at Harper’s Bazaar and MGM; advocate for social justice and women’s health; member or chair of numerous regional, statewide, and national juvenile justice boards and task forces; philanthropist; founder, Collaboration for Connecticut’s Children and delegate to the White House Conference on Children; 50-year volunteer with Planned Parenthood; enjoyed travel, golf, and social activities; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’46 BS HE—Ann Kleberg Blakeslee Black of Venice, FL, formerly of Litchfield, CT, September 15, 2022; taught special education at the High Hill School (Madison, CT), Foote School (New Haven), and Plumfield School (Darien); accomplished needleworker and renowned collector of thimbles and historical sewing accessories; enjoyed classical music, collecting antiques, and following professional tennis.

’47, BS CALS ’65—Ann Kramer Jones of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Isle of Ulva, Scotland, October 2, 2022; accomplished artist and author; active in alumni affairs.

’47, BEE ’46—Peter D. Schwarz of Rochester, NY, October 15, 2022; horologist and patent holder; owner, Rochester Time; veteran; pilot; Rotarian; Cornell Alumni Magazine class correspondent; enjoyed international travel, photography, sailing, camping, skiing, tennis, and computers; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Elaine Drobner Schwarz ’47.

’47, BEE ’46—Thomas E. Talpey of Washington, NH, September 30, 2022; owner, Shades of Jade jewelers; worked at Bell Laboratories, during which time he did pioneering design work on the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope receiver for Cornell; archives committee member and secretary, town planning board; treasurer, Washington Historical Society; enjoyed amateur radio and studying the gesneriad family of flowering plants; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’48 MD—Joseph A. Bonta of Dublin, OH, October 10, 2022; surgical oncologist in private practice; chief of surgery, Clark Field Air Force Base, the Philippines; veteran; enjoyed international travel, golf, fly fishing, and flying his V-tail Beechcraft Bonanza.

’48, BA ’61—Shirley Ringholm Longstreet of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Jupiter, FL, January 17, 2022; enjoyed international travel and her Jaguar XK; active in alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’48 BS CALS—Carol Luther Mackay of Saratoga Springs, NY, November 1, 2022; homemaker; avid quilter; founder, Wings Falls Quilters Guild and Tuesday Afternoon Quilters charitable quiltmakers; enjoyed international travel, birdwatching, classical music, opera, and choral singing; active in historical, religious, and alumni affairs.

’48 BS Nurs—Jeanne Scanlon O’Connor of Seattle, WA, October 2, 2022; nurse, Group Health Hospital; active in religious affairs.

’49 BS Nurs—Joan Schmidt Carr of Ashburn, VA, October 7, 2022; practicing nurse and educator in several schools of nursing.

’49 BS Nurs—Louise S. Hazeltine of Dallas, PA, formerly of Trucksville, PA, September 29, 2022; registered professional nurse; worked in nursing administration and education, New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center; associate dean, assistant professor, and director of nursing education, Cornell–New York Hospital School of Nursing; published author in professional journals; active in cultural, historical, professional, and religious affairs.

’49 BS HE—Eileen Bennett Maglathlin of Longmeadow, MA, October 4, 2022; worked at the Cock o’ the Walk store; taught grammar school in Springfield, MA, and Toms River, NJ; homemaker; enjoyed tennis, golf, and duplicate bridge; active in community, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, Leon E. Maglathlin Jr. ’49.

’49 BA—Polly Wallworth Riggs of Gladwyne, PA, October 9, 2022; commercial and residential interior designer; founder, CG Wallworth & Co.; involved in the multi-year relocation of the National Endowment for the Arts; also worked in the family textile business; Francophile; enjoyed international travel and the Philadelphia Phillies; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.


’50, DVM ’51—Peter L. Malnati Jr. of Port Tobacco, MD, September 26, 2022; small animal veterinarian and surgeon, White Plains (MD) Animal Hospital and other veterinary practices; also founded and built Waldorf Animal Clinic and Coolridge Animal Hospital; veteran; enjoyed international travel, hunting, fishing, crabbing, motorcycle riding, and amateur car racing; active in philanthropic and professional affairs.

’50 BA—Shirley Stewart McGrath of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Anchorage, AK, October 5, 2022; analyst and network designer, Bell Telephone Co.; also worked at General Electric; naturalist and environmentalist; accomplished fly fisher and fly tyer; enjoyed genealogy, bear viewing, birdwatching, and photographing wildlife; active in community, historical, military, and alumni affairs.

’50 MA, PhD ’52—Frederick D. Stocker of Chula Vista, CA, formerly of Columbus, OH, October 3, 2022; professor emeritus of economics and public administration, Ohio State University; economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture; executive director, National Tax Association, which studies public taxation, spending, and borrowing decisions by governments around the world; member, American Humanist Association; enjoyed motor home and international travel; active in academic, community, professional, and religious affairs.

’50 BME—Frank W. Zurn of Sebring, FL, October 2022; chairman, Zurn Industries Inc., manufacturers of environmental control systems; veteran; author and industry lecturer; competitive sailor and commodore, Erie Yacht Club; enjoyed international travel; active in professional and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’51 BArch—Gerrard S. Pook of Cambridge, MA, formerly of Chicago, IL, October 4, 2022; architect, artist, and poet; building renovation designer in private practice; partner, Holabird & Root; veteran; advocate for HIV/AIDS research; patron of the arts; enjoyed visits to the Cambridge Public Library; active in cultural and professional affairs. Telluride.

’51 BS CALS, MS ’55, PhD ’58—Harry K. Schwarzweller of Bloomfield, NY, October 3, 2022; professor emeritus of sociology, Michigan State University; also taught at University of West Virginia and University of Kentucky; researched farm family life, migration, educational attainment, and social mobility; agricultural extension agent; veteran; author; enjoyed travel; active in religious and alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta. Wife, Elizabeth Purdy Schwarzweller ’55.

’51 MD—Carl Wierum of Nashville, TN, formerly of Englewood, NJ, September 28, 2022; internal medicine physician in private practice; expert in arthritis and metabolic disease; director of medical education, associate chief of endocrinology, section chief of internal medicine, and associate chief of the department of medicine, Englewood Hospital; director of medical education, Bergen Pines County Hospital; on staff at New York Hospital and clinical assistant professor of medicine, Cornell Medical College; veteran; accomplished violinist; volunteer and teacher, EHMC Medical Clinic; active in humanitarian and professional affairs.

’52—Walter B. Gladstone Jr. of Andes, NY, October 4, 2022; dairy and crop farmer, Gladstone Farm, the family business; Andes town supervisor and mayor; veteran; member of several educational, financial, and professional boards; Mason; enjoyed stream fishing and hunting; active in community and religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’52, BArch ’53—Alan N. Hartell of Philadelphia, PA, July 5, 2014; architect, John Cicone Architects; environmental preservationist.

’52 BS HE—Barbara Fradkin Prins of Stamford, CT, August 1, 2022; worked in management at General Electric; also worked with special needs children; enjoyed travel, sports, collecting early American antiques, and restoring the family’s landmark 18th-century farmhouse; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’52 BA—Neil I. Van Vliet of Vero Beach, FL, September 5, 2022; management consultant; also worked in the petroleum industry; active in alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’53 BS CALS—Donald L. Derrick of Le Roy, NY, October 20, 2022; commissioned officer, U.S. Air Force; also served with the Genesee County Civil Defense; enjoyed fishing and gardening; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’53—R. Garret Finley of Duluth, MN, and Sun Lakes, AZ, October 30, 2019; registered civil engineer and consultant; principal engineer, 3M tape engineering; also worked in the construction of highways, bridges, dams, water and sewer facilities, airfields, ammunition production facilities, and manufacturing plants; veteran; Shriner; avid skier; active in professional affairs. Sigma Chi.

’53—Reginald C. Grosse of Nunda, NY, October 21, 2021; active in community and historical affairs.

’53 BA—Jane Carroll Hall of Raleigh, NC, October 6, 2022; award-winning quilt artist and nationally certified quilt teacher, judge, and appraiser; author; homemaker; market research professional, Procter & Gamble; enjoyed international travel and fiber arts; active in community, political, and humanitarian affairs.

’53 BA—Janet Fowler Hovis of Asheville, NC, August 21, 2022; research scientist in microbiology, National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute; supporter of women’s rights, civic engagement, and universal healthcare; enjoyed international travel, lifelong learning classes, attending the symphony, and reading books on politics and religion; active in religious affairs.

’53 BS CALS—Jean Lovejoy Sackett of Byron, NY, October 18, 2022; second-grade teacher, Byron-Bergen Central School; social worker, Ontario County, NY; active in alumni affairs. Husband, John L. Sackett Jr., GR ’56–57.

’53—Ann Richardson Wilson of Dansville, NY, and Seffner, FL, February 16, 2014; co-owner/operator, Wilson Beef Farms, Ossian, NY; master gardener; enjoyed quilting and baking bread; active in religious affairs.

’54—William C. Bates of Tonawanda, NY, September 16, 2021; owner, Adam’s Apple Too, consumer electronics dealers; claims representative, Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income program; active in alumni affairs.

’54, BS HE ’55—Joanne Wohnsiedler Bell of Watkins Glen, NY, October 4, 2022; business manager and florist, Grant’s Greenhouses; homemaker; teacher; enjoyed music, sewing, knitting, cooking, and baking.

’54 BA—Judith Starr Carr of Mashpee, MA, formerly of NYC, October 16, 2022; advertising professional, J. Walter Thompson; also worked in shipping markets at Poten & Partners; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’54 BA—Sally Gephart Killian of Mechanicsburg, PA, October 26, 2022; pre-school blind child counselor, Department of Public Welfare; homemaker; community volunteer; advocate for the interests of senior citizens; championship golfer and manager of women’s tournaments and golf programs; active in civic, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, John D. Killian III, JD ’53, LLM ’54.

’54 BA, LLB ’58—Luther W. Miller of Rochester, NY, October 29, 2022; attorney; co-founder, Cooke and Miller law firm; managing partner, MacFarlane, Harris & Goldman; veteran; grants director, the Willmott Foundation charitable trust; advocate for senior living residents as an ombudsman for Lifespan; actor and director with several community theater groups; enjoyed international travel, trail hiking, and the Boston Red Sox; active in community, environmental, and alumni affairs. Wife, Iris Lothrop Miller, MEd ’55.

’55–56 SP CALS—G. Ernest Donnan of York, NY, September 26, 2022; dairy farmer on the multi-generation family farm; avid golfer; champion sports car racer and member, Sports Car Club of America.

’55 BS HE—Eleanor G. Downing of Endwell, NY, October 6, 2022; homemaker, farm wife, and bookkeeper; commissioned lay preacher, leading worship in 14 different churches in the Susquehanna Valley; active in community and alumni affairs.

’55 BA—Barbara Blanchard Gregg of New Market, MD, October 5, 2022; attorney; director, Montgomery County Office of Consumer Affairs; also worked at Neighborhood Legal Services in Syracuse, NY; advocate for consumer rights and the underprivileged; docent and community volunteer; enjoyed international travel and the family home on Keuka Lake; active in professional affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’55 BA—Jack B. Helitzer of Fairfax, VA, October 21, 2022; attorney; vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.; author of Government Affairs publications on employee benefits laws, regulations, and major court decisions; columnist, Benefits Law Journal; lecturer, American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and National Health Lawyers Association; enjoyed international travel and adult education classes; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Eugenie Alexander Helitzer ’57.

’55 MS—Jean McDonald Hood of Iowa City, IA, October 19, 2022; human development specialist, Cedar Rapids Area Extension Service; extension home economist, Iowa State University; international classroom coordinator, Center for World Order; also taught in the New York and New Jersey public schools and in an adult education program; volunteer and general manager, Hancher Showcase gift shop; enjoyed international travel and gardening; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, Albert B. Hood, EdD ’57.

’55–57 SP Ag—Thomas J. Prout of Albany, NY, October 22, 2022; senior employment representative, New York State Department of Labor; also worked as an Ag & Markets inspector across New York State; greeter, Saratoga County Fair and New York State Fair; community volunteer; enjoyed gardening and early morning walks.

’55 BA—Philip D. Readio of Florham Park, NJ, October 18, 2022; chemist, Abbott Laboratories; enjoyed water skiing; active in alumni affairs.

’55 BS HE—Jacquelyn Slinde Robbins of Cicero, NY, October 2, 2022; home economics teacher at several schools in Central New York.

’56—Margot Mahoney Haddock of Lebanon, NH, formerly of Grantham, NH, October 2, 2022; personnel manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers; enjoyed international travel, bridge, continuing education courses, and attending cultural events; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’56 BA—Arno P. Niemand of Saratoga, CA, formerly of Boulder, CO, November 1, 2022; owner and founder, Body Bar Inc., producers of the fitness product Body Bar and sponsor of the first U.S. women’s wrestling team at the 2004 Olympics; president, Niemand Industries, the family business; veteran; accomplished wrestler, lifelong promoter of the sport, and inductee, National Wrestling Hall of Fame; author; avid runner and advocate for the inclusion of women in distance running competitions; served on many nonprofit boards; benefactor of the Cornell wrestling arena and women’s softball field; active in alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’56 BA—Sandra Rodetsky Slipp of Bloomfield, CT, October 30, 2022; management and training consultant; co-founder, OPT Associates, providing trainings for governmental agencies and private companies related to race, diversity, and sexual harassment; author; enjoyed international travel, sailing, and political discourse; active in community, civic, religious, and alumni affairs.

’57, BCE ’58—Richard L. Jarvis of Richmond, VA, October 19, 2022; structural engineer; technical director and manager of mechanical engineering, AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, MD; worked on the Apollo Command Module Simulator, Apollo Lunar Module Simulator, and Earth Globe Reentry Simulator; enjoyed golf, marathon running, fitness, and researching family history; active in alumni affairs.

’57 BS Hotel—Sally Ann Blake Lavery of Exeter, NH, formerly of Amesbury, MA, September 30, 2022; career officer in the U.S. Navy, where she worked in human resource management; also worked in the hotel industry; community volunteer; member of numerous cultural, historical, humanitarian, and professional organizations; enjoyed reading and genealogy.

’57, BArch ’60—Stephanie Woods Mauri of Hyde Park, NY, October 17, 2022; expert in historical and landscape architecture and in the interpretation of historic maps; consultant in historic preservation; also worked at Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shop; chair, Dutchess County Landmarks Association and research coordinator, Dutchess County Historical Society; enjoyed skiing, exploring different cultures, authentic Italian cooking, museums, opera, sending handwritten cards and letters, and overseeing amateur motocross racing; active in community and alumni affairs. Husband, Albert R. Mauri ’59, BArch ’60.

’57 BS Hotel—Stanley Orr of Burlington, NC, October 4, 2022; award-winning hospitality industry professional; general manager, Firestone Country Club, Denver Athletic Club, and Union League Club of Philadelphia; veteran; Rotarian; avid golfer; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’57—Frances Yeomans Szasz of Germantown, NY, October 24, 2022; homemaker; raised goats, sheep, pigs, and poultry on Legend West, the family farm; won several awards for goat milk production and herd improvement; chair, Columbia County Environmental Management Council; enjoyed gardening and the outdoors; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’57, BS CALS ’58—Anton F. Tewes of Grosse Pointe Park, MI, October 28, 2022; sales professional; founder, board member, and CEO, Structured Financial Associates; founding member, Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co.; veteran; accomplished athlete in many sports; enjoyed international travel, fishing, hunting, boating, and farming; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’57, B Chem E ’58—Walter R. Wills of Raleigh, NC, and Chester, NJ, October 28, 2022; senior research leader, Minerals and Chemical Division, Engelhard Corp.; development manager, Komline-Sanderson Corp.; also worked for Pfizer’s mineral and technologies department and for Allied Chemical Corp.; helped start the chemical engineering department at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; held several patents; veteran; enjoyed international travel, golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, and weekly science discussions; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’58 PhD—Mitchell S. Cohen of Lexington, MA, October 18, 2022; research physicist at MIT’s Lincoln Labs, several startup companies, and IBM; held 37 patents and published 55 papers in the areas of magnetics, ink jetting, and fiber optics; fluent in French and German; short-story writer and memoirist; avid runner and walker; enjoyed international travel, hiking, and camping; active in professional and religious affairs.

’58 PhD—Michael R. Curtis of Princeton, NJ, October 3, 2022; teacher, international lecturer, and scholar of European and Middle East politics; distinguished professor emeritus of political science, Rutgers University; also taught at Yale University, Oberlin College, and other U.S., European, and Middle Eastern institutions; member of the World War II Royal Artillery Corps; founder, American Professors for Peace in the Middle East and frequent spokesperson for the U.S. Jewish academic community on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; television news commentator; award-winning author of more than 35 books and numerous articles on political theory, comparative government, anti-Semitism, and totalitarianism; expert in the history of jazz and the Great American Songbook who hosted concerts with jazz greats in his Princeton home; active in alumni affairs.

’58, BME ’59, MS ’62—Glenn C. Light of Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 2022; principal investigator for the Midcourse Space Experiment (part of the Strategic Defense Initiative, which was also known as “Star Wars”), Aerospace Corp.; expert on lightning and its effects on missiles; veteran; volunteer paraprofessional therapist, Southern California Counseling Center; enjoyed hiking, biking, and photography; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’58 LLM—Mamintal A.J. Tamano of Mindanao Island, Philippines, May 18, 1994; vice governor and senator, Lanao del Sur; worked to increase natural resources on the islands to improve conditions; advocate for the autonomy of Muslims; deputy minister of foreign relations in the cabinet of Corazon Aquino, president of the Philippines; justice of the peace and provincial secretary, Marantao, Lanao.

’58 LLB—James M.S. Ullman of Meriden, CT, August 24, 1994; attorney in private practice; corporation counsel to the City of Meriden; veteran; Rotarian; avid train buff and advocate for the historic preservation of railroads; active in cultural, professional, and religious affairs.

’59 MCE—H. Everett Drugge of Darien, CT, September 27, 2022; award-winning structural engineer; consulting engineer and partner, Hardesty & Hanover, specializing in movable bridges; veteran; author of a historical narrative about building the Wolmido Island dike during the Korean War; worked on several local environmental and planning committees; enjoyed music and large family gatherings; active in community and professional affairs.

’59 BS Hotel—Gerald C. Finaldi of Dallas, TX, October 18, 2022; food service industry professional; member, Knights of Columbus; enjoyed cooking; active in religious and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Delta.


’60 MEd—Elizabeth Menchek Bernhard of Bethlehem, PA, formerly of Flemington, NJ, October 27, 2022; associate professor, the College of New Jersey; also taught at the elementary school level; volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language; avid tennis player; enjoyed social gatherings and watching local and college sports; active in religious affairs.

’60 MA—Carolyn Dean Bond of Kingston, ON, October 29, 2022; professor of English literature with a focus on Romantic poetry and prose, Queen’s University; helped design the first interdisciplinary women’s studies course at Queen’s University; copy editor and reporter, Kingston Whig-Standard; book reviewer and review editor, Whig Standard Magazine and Quarry Magazine; accomplished seamstress, quiltmaker, and knitter; enjoyed sketching and art classes; active in charitable and community affairs. Husband, Edward J. Bond, PhD ’64.

’60—Butler S. Cox of Paonia, CO, October 30, 2022; worked in the advertising, printing, skiing, diving, and computer industries; performed in several local theater productions and played keyboard for the North Fork Flyers; enjoyed music, photography, boating, kayaking, and go-cart racing. Psi Upsilon.

’60—Paul S. Kempf of Southbury, CT, October 7, 2022; administration specialist for 600 AARP Foundation tax aide volunteers in Connecticut; distribution engineering professional, JCPenney and Pfizer; veteran; community volunteer; enjoyed international travel, tinkering, and collecting and refinishing antiques. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’60 BS CALS—Sherrill A. Weeks of Afton, NY, September 29, 2022; science and biology teacher, Sidney Central Schools; summer driver’s ed teacher, Bainbridge and Afton school districts; enjoyed golf, Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, singing, playing guitar, and performing bluegrass and country music.

’61—Richard D. Brandes of Sharpsville, PA, September 27, 2022; plant manager, Agway Energy Products; member, Kiwanis and Lions Club; Scout leader and Boys Club baseball coach; enjoyed playing cards and following the Buffalo Bills; active in civic, community, and educational affairs. Theta Chi.

’61 BA—Margaret G. Farrell of Washington, DC, October 10, 2022; professor, Yale University, University of Virginia, Widener University, Cardozo, and American University law schools; also worked for Covington & Burling and the Mental Health Law Project; Supreme Court fellow; 15-year special master; enjoyed international travel and cultures; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’61 MA, ’66 PhD—James C. Hogan of Meadville, PA, October 1, 2022; professor, Department of Classics, Allegheny College; instructor and professor at University of Oklahoma, Washington University, and Converse College; author of scholarly articles, three books, and countless poems; enjoyed music, golf, Paris, and wild English gardens.

’61 MS—Robert P. Zimmerer of Huntingdon, PA, October 14, 2022; department chair and professor of biology and other physical and plant sciences, Juniata College; research assistant in the Department of Botany, Pennsylvania State University and visiting professor of plant physiology, University of Maine, Orono, summer sessions; also served as consultant to the Mine Safety Research Corp., Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., and the Penn State veterinary science department and USDA Pasture Laboratory; veteran; author of 11 scientific publications; member of numerous academic committees, grant programs, and professional organizations; community volunteer; enjoyed international travel, hiking, bicycling, reading, gardening, photography, and birdwatching; active in civic, cultural, and religious affairs.

’62 BA—Leonard Lipton of Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 2022; filmmaker, inventor, lyricist, and pioneering researcher in 3D filmmaking; accumulated 70 patents related to stereoscopic technology that was later used in aerial mapping by the military, molecular modeling, and driving Mars rovers; founder, StereoGraphics Corp.; co-writer, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” the substantial royalties from which funded years of research; author of several books on cinema history and technology; active in alumni affairs.

’63 BS CALS—William S. Birkhead of Hamilton, GA, July 7, 2021; chair of the Department of Biology and emeritus professor of anatomy and physiology, vertebrate natural history, ecology, and ornithology, Columbus College; supervisor of studies on the impacts of the Brunswick County, NC, nuclear power plant, North Carolina State University; state representative, Georgia Botanical Society; enjoyed international travel, fieldwork, birding, and puns; active in professional affairs. Sigma Pi.

’63, BS CALS ’64—Peter E.G. Clark of Exeter, NH, September 9, 2022; math teacher and chair of the department, Exeter High School; also served as head coach of several championship hockey teams; Reiki healer and volunteer trainer at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and in long-term care facilities; veteran; Peace Corps volunteer in India; active in professional affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’63 MST—Robert Davidson of Columbia City, IN, formerly of Delhi, NY, September 28, 2022; professor emeritus of life sciences, SUNY Delhi; avid gardener; enjoyed reading, music, poetry, history, and studying religions; active in civic, professional, and religious affairs.

’63 BS CALS—George A. Kimmich of Grand Blanc, MI, formerly of Fairport, NY, October 8, 2022; researcher, international lecturer, and professor emeritus of biochemistry, University of Rochester; senior associate dean of graduate studies, associate chair of biochemistry, and director of the Program in Biology and Medicine, URMC; member, board of trustees, Roberts Wesleyan University; also served as an investment counselor; avid stamp and coin collector; enjoyed music, reading, bicycling, walking, and dogs; active in religious affairs.

’63, BEP ’64—Jay O. Light of South Dartmouth, MA, and Hobe Sound, FL, October 15, 2022; award-winning professor of business administration and dean, Harvard Business School; expert in corporate finance, risk management, integrative valuation, and negotiation; advanced the school’s global engagement, opening a new research center in India and launching Harvard Center Shanghai, and fostered collaboration across the university and in Boston; co-author of a book on how to teach capital markets; enjoyed sailing and collecting antique and rare maps; active in alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’63 DVM—Richard J. Sheehan of Mansfield, MA, September 30, 2022; award-winning equine-centered veterinarian in private practice and at New England racetracks; consultant to Thoroughbred owners; expert in treating lameness; veteran; helped establish the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University; board president, Mansfield Library; avid reader; active in environmental, philanthropic, and professional affairs. Alpha Psi.

’63 BA—Robert I. Toll of Fort Washington, PA, October 7, 2022; co-founder, chairman, and CEO, Toll Brothers, builders of luxury single-family homes, active adult communities, urban high rises, and residential rental properties; philanthropist; member of several regional school and nonprofit boards; active in professional and alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’64 PhD—James L. Clayton of Salt Lake City, UT, October 20, 2022; provost, dean of the graduate school, and director of the honors program, University of Utah, where he advocated for undergraduate initiatives and programs for women and minorities; visiting professor of economics and U.S. Constitutional history, University of Cambridge, Dartmouth College, and University of Science, Malaysia; veteran; recipient of numerous fellowships, prizes, teaching awards, and research grants; author and editor; enjoyed skiing, exploring the Wasatch Mountains, classical music, opera, and discussion groups; active in academic and professional affairs.

’64 JD—Robert F. Grele of Riverside, CT, October 3, 2022; attorney; partner and principal, Cummings & Lockwood; admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; founder and officer, Oceanographic Foundation Inc., a nonprofit that provided supplementary science education to students; avid sailor; enjoyed international travel, cruising, and skiing; active in civic, community, philanthropic, professional, and religious affairs.

’64, BME ’65, MBA ’66—Charles D. Hartquist of San Rafael, CA, October 20, 2022; president, Chevron Land and Development; also worked in Canada and Saudi Arabia for Chevron partners Aramco and Irving Oil; enjoyed international travel, experiencing world cultures, playing and watching team sports, skiing, golf, and monthly poker games; active in alumni affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’64 DVM—Neil A. MacKenzie of Osterville, MA, October 6, 2022; veterinarian; co-owner, Westborough Animal Hospital; veteran; Rotarian; accomplished flutist and woodworker; enjoyed travel, tennis, sailing, and boating; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’65 MBA—Robert A. Burton of Ellijay, GA, February 11, 2021; CEO, Armour Health, Miami, FL, providers of healthcare services to incarcerated patients; active in religious affairs.

’65–66 GR—Eugene G. Endres of Trumansburg, NY, October 3, 2022; host of the weekly radio show “Hobo’s Lullaby” on WICB in Ithaca for 31 years; creator of the Ithaca Times’s long-running series “Postcards from the Finger Lakes”; audio engineer, Park School of Communications, Ithaca College; railroad enthusiast, website manager, and newsletter producer, Cornell Railroad Historical Society; Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica; enjoyed international travel, writing, photography, electronic gizmos, poetry, fruit picking, and canning; active in community and historical affairs.

’65 BA—Petra Dub Subin of Margate City, NJ, September 25, 2022; social worker and drama therapist, counseling law enforcement officers, medical interns, and cancer survivors; accomplished actor, singer, and dancer in New York City and community theater performances; children’s book author; enjoyed yoga, healthy cooking, gardening, crafts, live jazz, and dragon boat racing; active in community affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’66 BA—A. Learoyd “Lee” Adamson III of Vero Beach, FL, August 17, 2022; worked at Intel in Oregon, Prime Computer in Australia, and as a marketing professional at IBM; certified to teach deep-sea diving and celestial navigation; adventurer and worldwide sailor who circumnavigated the globe one and a half times; enjoyed the reefs of Bonaire in the Caribbean and learning about the evolution of Cornell sailing. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’66 LLB—Joseph Z. Epstein of East Windsor, NJ, February 10, 2022; entertainment and real estate litigation attorney; partner, Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn; also served as a mediator for a Circuit Court judge; preservationist; avid collector of ceramic figurines of Winston Churchill and English bulldogs; enjoyed international travel, antiquing, hiking, music, dancing, studying history, and political discourse; active in community, cultural, and professional affairs.

’66 LLB—Ernest J. Gazda Jr. of Taylor, PA, September 30, 2022; attorney, Gazda & Penetar (now Gazda & Cottone) and for the Polish National Union of America; also served as assistant district attorney; veteran; Mason; board member of several financial, transportation, educational, and recreational organizations; enjoyed boating and deep-sea fishing; active in civic, community, professional, and religious affairs.

’66 DVM—Charles H. Palin of LaFayette, NY, formerly of Delhi, NY, November 1, 2022; veterinarian and partner, Delhi Animal Hospital; master carpenter, kitchen designer, and home builder; enjoyed travel and restoring antique cars.

’66 EdD—Ralph E. Plant Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, FL, October 15, 2022; self-employed management development consultant and trainer, primarily serving the healthcare industry; also taught at the Culinary Institute of America and at IBM; veteran; member, Kiwanis; accomplished photographer and skilled woodworker; avid boat, car, and train enthusiast; enjoyed travel, cruising, cooking, and entertaining; active in community affairs.

’69 MS—Jean Michael Crawford of Ashland, OR, October 18, 2022; classroom assistant in special education, Ashland School District; naturalist and director, Roaring Brook Nature Center; trainer, Girl Scouts of the USA; outdoor educator, Sargent Camp in New Hampshire and Project Outdoors in Connecticut; member, Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission; advocate for music education; enjoyed swimming, rafting, and rowing; active in community and religious affairs.

’69 BS Nurs—Mary Gifford Meisch of Hyde Park, NY, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, August 30, 2022; nurse and case manager in various clinical, research, educational, and institutional settings; also worked in public health with at-risk mothers and children in NYC; enjoyed bridge, music, theater, opera, flower and vegetable gardening, canning, and following professional sports; active in community and religious affairs.

’69 BS CALS—Edward J. Zuchorski Jr. of Cobleskill, NY, October 21, 2022; teacher of floriculture and ornamental horticulture and chair, Department of Plant Science, SUNY Cobleskill; also worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins and Chemung counties; advocate for practical agriculture education; veteran; Rotarian; enjoyed New York Yankees baseball; active in community, educational, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.


’70 BS ORIE—W. Keith Cummins of Brookville, IN, and Fort Myers Beach, FL, May 28, 2021; general supervisor, Delphi Division of General Motors; avid golfer; enjoyed international travel and walks on the beach; active in charitable and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’70—Duane M. LaBarbera of Rockville Centre, NY, October 22, 2022; writer and poet; family caregiver; member, 1968 U.S. Olympic handball team.

’70—Amy Cicchetti Midgley of Johns Island, SC, September 28, 2022; co-author with her mother of 11 romance novels for Harlequin; also worked as a reporter for the Mansfield News Mirror and at Mansfield Animal Clinic; production editor, Prentice-Hall Publishing Co. college textbook division; avid quilter, reader, and animal lover; active in alumni affairs.

’71 PhD—Donald R. Brady of Memphis, TN, October 15, 2022; member of the biochemistry faculty, University of Memphis; music lover and choir director; enjoyed singing, playing the piano and guitar, and composing song arrangements; active in religious affairs.

’72 PhD—Richard N. Castonguay of Slaterville Springs, NY, formerly of Danbury, CT, October 17, 2022; director, R&D, Dorrie International Co., Norwalk, CT, manufacturers of plastic, chemical, and petroleum products; enjoyed tinkering with cars.

’72 PhD—Gordon M. Crippen of Anacortes, WA, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, October 11, 2022; professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan; also taught physical chemistry at Texas A&M University; enjoyed international travel, hiking, opera, choral singing, and Science magazine; active in religious affairs.

’72, BArch ’73—Leland G. Hulst III of Portland, ME, October 23, 2022; architect in private practice; designed and oversaw the building of shingle-style homes on the islands of Casco Bay and along the Maine Coast; also worked at firms owned by prominent architects T. Scott Teas and George B. Terrien; accomplished classical pianist; church organist, Scarborough, ME; enjoyed travel, downhill and cross-country skiing, gardening, cooking, entertaining, and good conversation about the arts and world events.

’72 BS CALS—Patrick J. Leach of Portland, OR, July 16, 2022; owner of a gardening services and maintenance company; also worked as a teacher, technical writer, and director of a small university agricultural institute; poet and painter.

’72—Kenneth B. Lifshitz of Monroe, NY, formerly of Ithaca, NY, October 31, 2022; computer programmer and systems analyst; owner, Silver Stream Winery, developed on the family homestead; classical double bass player; author of fiction and nonfiction novels; enjoyed cooking, antique collecting, stamp collecting, literature, art, and studying history.

’72—Robert R. Schillawski of Auburn, NY, September 27, 2022; mechanic, farmer, and long-haul truck driver.

’73—William F. Vant of St. Albans, VT, October 23, 2022; enjoyed gardening, farming, and birding.

’73 MBA/JD—James E. Wright of Toronto, ON, February 8, 2014; commercial real estate finance professional; head, Citibank Corporate Real Estate Canada; veteran; enjoyed travel, gardening, country music, practical jokes, and good conversation; active in professional affairs.

’75 MRP—David L. Hamilton of Washington, DC, October 11, 2022; architect/urban designer, National Capital Planning Commission; professional photographer; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’76 BS CALS—Mary Pykosz Creekmore of Newtown, PA, September 27, 2022; food science professional, DuPont and Stouffer’s, where she was instrumental in creating their French Bread Pizza; community volunteer; enjoyed international travel, skiing, hiking, and walking on the beach; active in religious and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.


’80 BA—Rosemary P. Fiore of Ocean, NJ, October 23, 2021; internal medicine physician and award-winning teacher; hematologist/oncologist, Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates and attending physician, Monmouth Medical Center and the Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Cancer Center; author of numerous scholarly articles; medical director, American Cancer Society; enjoyed cooking and ballroom dancing; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’83 PhD—Brian W. Gould of Madison, WI, October 2022; professor emeritus of agricultural and applied economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison; expert on dairy marketing, dairy price risk management, applied econometrics, and the determinants of food purchase behavior; enjoyed wilderness backpacking, biking, snowshoeing, gardening, raising bees, and working in the woods on his land; active in community and professional affairs.

’83, BS CALS ’85—Guy R. Hammond of Bath, NY, October 7, 2022; large and small animal veterinarian; owner, Steuben Veterinary Clinic; also worked at Central Valley Veterinary Hospital, Shippensburg, PA; owner, Steuben Farms Maplegrove, a cow/calf operation of registered Hereford cattle; Standardbred horse breeder; Mason; 4-H and FFA leader; enjoyed hunting, blacksmithing, and woodworking; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.


’91 BS CALS—Dianne Dilger of Sebring, FL, September 7, 2022; self-employed horticulturalist and landscape maintenance professional; horticulture agent, University of Florida Extension Service; science teacher, Orange County (FL) Public Schools; co-owner, Jacobson’s Plants Inc.; enjoyed the beach, walking in wild areas, and working with master gardener volunteers; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’91 BA—Patricia Breznay Frank of Saint Charles, MO, September 27, 2022; insurance defense attorney; partner, Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion; patron of the arts; enjoyed cooking and baking. Husband, Kenneth A. Frank ’90, ME ’91.

’94 PhD—Lawrence K. Ma of Hong Kong, September 29, 2022; co-founder, eMALI, which develops blockchain and distributed ledger applications; chief technical advisor, Immunodex; senior advisor, Bain & Co.; senior VP, American Bourses Corp.; head of quantitative research, Man Drapeau Research; lecturer, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore; founder, Hong Kong Blockchain Society; enjoyed lifelong learning and new technology; active in alumni affairs.

’94 BS CALS—Jennifer Hubbell Miller of Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Hershey, PA, October 1, 2022; pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Medical Center; also served as director of the newborn nursery and associate director for the pediatric residency program; enjoyed travel to national parks, hiking, and cooking; active in professional affairs.

’98–99 GR—Diana Bayles Wolan of Endicott, NY, June 2012.


’04 BA—Justin M. Koser of Quincy, MA, formerly of Somerville, MA, November 13, 2021; self-employed software engineer with a focus on backend web and SQL development; also worked at JNJ Mobile and Alloy Media + Marketing; active in alumni affairs.

’08 BA—Sarah L. Andrus of New York City, October 9, 2022; writer, editor, and linguist; publishing executive, Wiley, Oxford University Press, and Mary Ann Liebert Inc.; advocate for scientific research and discourse; avid birder; enjoyed international travel, crosswords, and cooking pasta; active in alumni affairs. Husband, Rukun Vaidya ’08.


’12 BS CALS—Seth F. Saslo of Jefferson Township, PA, October 2022; studied meteorology and atmospheric science; competitive sailor; music lover and accomplished guitarist and drummer; enjoyed karate and restoring and repairing old muscle cars.

’17 BS CALS—Terry Horgan of Montour Falls, NY, October 12, 2022; assistant director of undergraduate advising, Department of Information Science, Cornell University.

Please submit notification of alumni deaths to: cubio-deceased@cornell.edu.

Top: Photo by Sreang Hok / Cornell University.

Published January 1, 2023