July 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1940s

’43 LLB—Jean M. Perelli-Minetti of Pasadena, CA, January 1996; attorney; active in alumni affairs.

’43 BS Ag—Jane Adams Wait of Saratoga Springs, NY, May 18, 2022; biology teacher, Skidmore College; homemaker; advocate for the attainment of vocational skills and high school equivalency for school dropouts; board member, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Yaddo, a retreat center for artists, writers, and musicians; also led the effort to restore the century-old gardens at Yaddo; active in artistic, cultural, educational, and alumni affairs.

’46, BS HE ’45—Mary Jane VandeWater D’Arrigo of Irvington, NY, March 9, 2022; homemaker; taught cooking and nutrition to women’s groups in NYC; sports enthusiast and library volunteer; enjoyed nature, farming, gardening, walking, and reading nonfiction; active in community and educational affairs.

’46 BEE—Gordon R. Spencer of San Diego, CA, February 24, 2022; electrical engineer; manager, R&D for display devices, Raytheon components operation; senior engineer, Philco Corp.; veteran; member of several scientific organizations, including the AAAS, APS, and IEEE; enjoyed mountaineering, cross-country skiing, square-dancing, Toastmasters, and choir singing; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Wife, Eve Freyer Spencer ’47.

’47 BS HE—Shirley Buck Rabeler of Cortland, NY, May 4, 2022; teacher, Homer Nursery School and Head Start; co-owner/operator of a Bovina Center, NY, dairy farm; member, 4-H and club leader, Homer Highlights, where she taught sewing, cooking, and gardening; enjoyed reading, square dancing, baking, gardening, and traveling in a pop-up camper; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’48 BS Hotel—Herbert R. Behrens of New York City, August 14, 2019; financial services executive, Brill Securities; active in alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’48 LLB—Anne Zeamer Dacey of Naples, FL, formerly of Rumson, NJ, December 26, 2010; attorney.

’48 BA—Elizabeth Stratton Dunda of Hyde Park, NY, formerly of Vestal, NY, May 14, 2022; administrative assistant to the dean of the psychology department, SUNY Binghamton; elementary school teacher; legal secretary and paralegal for two Binghamton law firms; community volunteer; enjoyed travel, hiking, cooking, and the ocean; active in religious affairs. Kappa Delta.

’48 BS HE—Margaret Schuster Koch of Lancaster, PA, August 2021; studied consumer economics; active in alumni affairs.

’49 BS Ag—Wesley H. Dempsey of Chico, CA, May 1, 2022; professor emeritus in the Dept. of Biological Sciences and College of Agriculture, California State U., Chico; helped develop the campus arboretum and its guide to trees; fellow, researcher, and visiting professor in Australia, New Zealand, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; also taught summer courses in field biology; veteran; led hundreds of field trips to natural environments for community organizations; enjoyed international travel, fishing, backpacking, and botanizing; active in environmental and professional affairs.

’49 BS Nurs—Jean G. French of Chapel Hill, NC, May 17, 2022; adjunct professor of epidemiology, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; also served on the faculty at Cornell U., Columbia U., U. of Kentucky School of Medicine, and U. of California, Berkeley; team member, Cornell-Navajo Research Project, Many Farms, AZ; health scientist, EPA and CDC; published in scientific journals in the areas of infectious disease, chronic disease, nutrition, and air pollution epidemiology; recipient of several awards and fellowships; community volunteer; active in religious affairs.

’49 BCE—Walter K. Priester of Davenport, IA, April 28, 2021; executive at Priester Construction Co., the family business; veteran; president, Master Builders of Iowa; member of numerous boards and organizations, including national director and treasurer of Associated General Contractors of America; avid golfer and co-founder, Crow Valley Golf Club; craftsman and artist; enjoyed Hawaii and international travel; active in professional affairs. Phi Delta Theta.

’49 MBA—Joe H. Quade of Montville, NJ, August 26, 2020; substitute teacher and assistant athletic director, Montville Township High School; previously worked at Prudential; veteran; member and Americanism chair, Montville VFW, where he helped coordinate a high school diploma program and a Gold Star recognition program; Scout leader; enjoyed international travel; active in civic and community affairs.

’49 BA, JD ’51—John E. Rupert of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Rocky River, OH, April 22, 2022; community consultant; CEO, Broadview Savings & Loan, Cleveland, OH, where he helped introduce drive-in teller windows and the first workable reverse mortgage plan in the US; recipient of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award and president of the University Council; active in professional, community, and alumni affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.


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1950s

’50 BS Ag—Naomi Cohen Franklin of Salt Lake City, UT, December 24, 2021; STEM researcher and professor emerita, School of Biological Sciences, U. of Utah; provided significant biological insights useful in studies of HIV; philanthropist; environmental activist; active in community and professional affairs.

’50 BEE—Henry G. Koch of Lancaster, PA, April 17, 2022; worked in the electrical distribution division, Public Service Electric and Gas; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed sailing, home remodeling, and the outdoors; active in community affairs. Delta Chi.

’50 BS Ag, MS ’52—L. Cecil Lamb of Palo Alto, CA, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, February 23, 2022; marketing professional, US Steel; veteran; enjoyed travel, gardening, sports, and building furniture; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta. Wife, Anne Forde Lamb ’51.

’50 BS HE—June Meservey Lamkin of Skaneateles, NY, April 18, 2022; homemaker and business owner; enjoyed travel, birdwatching, quilting, reading, classical music, and making gifts; active in religious affairs.

’50, BS ILR ’52—Marion Holley Wijnberg of Kalamazoo, MI, May 8, 2022; researcher and professor, School of Social Work, Western Michigan U.; support services consultant, Lansing, MI; caseworker, Church Mission of Help and Monroe County (NY) Dept. of Social Service; author; member of several planning boards and councils; active in alumni affairs.

’51 BA—Patricia Peck Beck of Reston, VA, December 8, 2021; award-winning science teacher, Nyack Middle School; homemaker; enjoyed international travel, fishing, and adult education classes; active in religious and alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’51 BA—Robert L. Bruns of West Creek, NJ, May 9, 2022; chemist and quality management professional; director of quality, Lehn & Fink Inc.; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed sailing and boating, tennis, woodworking, photography, investing, and cats.

’51 BS Ag—S. Philip Dalsimer of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Woodmere, NY, April 18, 2019; floriculturist; president, Dalsimer Florist; veteran; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’51 BA—James H. Harnden of Novi, MI, April 6, 2022; personnel management professional, Ford Motor Co.; veteran; avid birder; enjoyed international travel and adult education classes; active in community affairs. Delta Chi.

’51 BS HE—Ruth Ambler Henry of Scotia, NY, December 13, 2021; worked at General Electric, the Scotia-Glenville School District, and the US Navy Exchange; enjoyed music and choral singing; active in community and religious affairs. Kappa Delta.

’51 BS Ag—Walter W. Schlaepfer of Denmark, ME, and Cape Elizabeth, ME, January 17, 2021; sales representative, MassMutual insurance company; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho. Wife, Cindy Warren Schlaepfer ’81.

’51 BFA—Elizabeth Robinson von Dohlen of Bloomfield, CT, formerly of West Hartford, CT, May 1, 2022; homemaker; avid golfer; enjoyed international travel, art, music, gardens, and raising orchids; active in community and alumni affairs. Chi Omega. Husband, Robert J. von Dohlen ’49, BArch ’50, MRP ’54.

’52, BEE ’53—Thomas H. Arnold of Hayes, VA, November 10, 2021; founder and CEO, Gloucester Electronics; lieutenant colonel in the Signal Corps and US Army, serving in Vietnam and at NATO in Paris and Brussels; member, Gloucester County Planning Commission; avid sailor; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’52 BS Ag—Earl H. Carrigan of Rochester, NY, December 10, 2021; telephone engineer, Rochester Telephone Co.; veteran. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’52 BA—James B. Christ of Charlotte, NC, March 31, 2022; Lutheran minister across New York State; also served as board and committee member or conference/district dean on the executive boards of Metro NYC and Upstate New York synods; assisting or interim pastor in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; active in community affairs.

’52 BEE—Martin L. Cohen of Cambridge, MA, formerly of Belmont, MA, April 14, 2022; professional engineering consultant, Arthur D. Little, where he worked on hardware development, speech technology, chemical weapons decommissioning, electric analog clock design, and other projects; also worked at Raytheon; avid watch and clock repairman who wound the Belmont Town Clock for years; member, school board and building committees; enjoyed participating in theatrical presentations and playing the five-string banjo; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs.

’52 JD—Maurice Y. Cole Jr. of Brigantine, NJ, April 22, 2014; trial lawyer; owner/president, Cole & Cole PC, the family law firm; veteran; served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the Pentagon; member, State of New Jersey Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; legal advisor, Brigantine Planning Board and Board of Education; president, Kiwanis; avid golfer; active in community and professional affairs.

’52, BEE ’55—Norman L. Cross of Chadds Ford, PA, February 27, 2019; plant manager, DuPont; also worked in human resources; humanitarian; active in community and religious affairs.

’52 BS Ag—Raymond A. Davies of Charlotte, NC, March 27, 2022; VP of sales and marketing, Duff-Norton; sales manager, Chester Hoist; veteran; enjoyed travel, hiking, golf, reading, board games, sports broadcasts, watching birds and wildlife, and honing his technology skills. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’52 BME—Albert M. DeSanctis of Rochester, NY, May 4, 2022; engineer, Xerox; veteran; enjoyed dancing, winemaking, and tending to his fig trees.

’52 MS—John “Jake” N. Ferris of East Lansing, MI, March 9, 2022; consultant on biofuels with a Chicago market news firm; teacher, researcher, and participant in international programs, Dept. of Agriculture, Michigan State U.; veteran; textbook author; recipient of numerous service and forecaster awards in the field of agriculture; instrumental in starting the second Montessori School in Michigan; enjoyed international travel, genealogy, choral singing, big band and classical music, and Spartan football and basketball; active in community and religious affairs.

’52 BA—William G. Fox of Northbrook, IL, May 4, 2022; president, Johnson & Quin Inc., direct mail marketers; VP and general manager, Wallace Business Forms; pioneered computerized technologies in the printing and mailing industries; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed sailing and wilderness trips; active in professional and religious affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’52 BA, LLB ’56—Norton N. Katz of Washington, DC, May 4, 2022; attorney in private practice; also worked in a family housewares distributorship, real estate management, home construction, cable television development, and a digital communications startup; veteran; antique and art collector; enjoyed travel, tennis, skiing, theater, dance, and entertaining; active in religious affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’52 BA—Alan J. Kresch of Appleton, WI, December 5, 2021; research associate, Appleton Papers Inc. and Nat’l Cash Register; veteran; enjoyed discussing the arts and sciences, cross-country skiing, golf, and jogging. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’52 BA, MPA ’53—Douglas G. MacLean of Austin, TX, March 2, 2020; management professional, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; consultant in the restructuring of businesses and universities; vice chancellor, U. of Houston, where he helped design and build the central campus; also worked in New York and South Carolina; founding member, Cayuga’s Waiters; award-winning Scout leader and advocate; enjoyed singing and the outdoors; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi. Wife, Suzanne Brigham MacLean ’53.

’52 BS Nurs—Inge Alexander Rose of New York City, September 9, 2019; clinical registered nurse, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals and Cornell Medical College; also managed and assisted at her husband’s medical practice; enjoyed Manhattan, the symphony, the opera, and fine art museums.

’53 BS HE—Lois Paige Besanko of New Bern, NC, April 30, 2014; registered patent agent; active in religious affairs. Alpha Phi.

’53, BS ILR ’57—Edwin J. Bloom Jr. of Ayer, MA, April 27, 2022; human resources professional; founder/president, Employee Relations Assocs. Inc.; VP and director of personnel, Lechmere Sales, Zenith Radio, Philco-Ford, and GAF Corp.; adjunct professor of personnel management; veteran; volunteer, advocate, and board member in the mental health community; active in charitable, professional, and alumni affairs.

’53 BS Ag—Warren A. Button of Cortlandt Manor, NY, April 15, 2022; chairman/CEO, Able Industries Inc., an industrial instrumentation company; also worked in corporate development at Freeport Sulphur Co. in Manhattan; veteran; mentor, Scout leader, and humanitarian; president of the school board; enjoyed woodworking, gardening, backpacking, piano lessons, and studying the cosmos; active in community and religious affairs. Wife, Patricia Keller Button ’53.

’53 BA, MD ’56—H. Bruce Denson of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, December 27, 2018; physician, Cardiac Medical Assocs., Hackensack, NJ. Phi Sigma Delta.

’53 BA—Virginia Keating Greiner of Alexandria, VA, April 8, 2022; newspaper reporter with an award-winning weekly garden column, Washington Times; member, White House Press Corps, covering D.C. fashion and Jacqueline Kennedy; writer, Women’s Wear Daily (NYC) and the Albany Times Union society pages; community volunteer; gifted pianist; avid gardener.

’53 BS Nurs—Ruth Burleigh Haer of Dalton, OH, April 22, 2022; nurse, Aultman Hospital; first live-in nurse at Mt. Eaton Care Center; also worked as a nurse in New Hampshire and Washington and as a nurse midwife at Frontier Nursing Services in Kentucky, where she worked under Mary Breckinridge, the founder of nurse midwifery in the US; delivered over 5,000 babies in her lifetime; avid knitter; enjoyed reading and doing puzzles; active in religious affairs.

’53 BS Ag, DVM ’60—James T. Hudson of Newcastle, ME, September 8, 2021; owner of a veterinary practice in Bethel, ME; helped establish the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, ME, where he set up free spay/neuter services for animals in the shelter; small and large animal veterinarian in North Conway, NH; veteran; earned a private pilot’s license; enjoyed trips in his plane, fishing, skiing, and outdoor work at the family camp.

’53 BA—Barbara Ream King of Morristown, NJ, May 10, 2022; business administrator, Presbyterian Church in Morristown; member, Junior League, ARC, and PEO; enjoyed gardening and entertaining; active in community and religious affairs. Chi Omega.

’53—Kendall C. King of San Rafael, CA, formerly of Larkspur, CA, May 19, 2021; award-winning artist who explored surrealism, photorealism, and portraiture; taught art classes at the College of Marin and the California College of Arts and Crafts; also taught philosophy at Northern Illinois U.; veteran; president, Marin Society of Artists; enjoyed international travel, fine dining, classical music, and philosophical discussion; active in community affairs. Sigma Phi.

’53 BA—Richard Littell of Alexandria, VA, February 5, 2017; attorney in private practice who specialized in administrative matters; also worked at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin and Bishop, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds; general counsel, Postal Rate Commission and the Civil Aeronautics Board, where he helped negotiate a treaty on hijacking and sabotage; author of newspaper articles and a legal treatise on the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

’53 BA—James W. Pifer of Rochester, NY, August 2020.

’54, BME ’55, J. Richard Gauthey of Lake Ridge, VA, formerly of Woodbridge, VA, March 22, 2022; commissioned naval officer and teacher; taught science, math, and engineering at Northern Virginia Community College; captain in the US Navy, serving in posts across the US; enjoyed international birdwatching trips and collecting bird stamps; active in religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’54 BS Ag—Barbara Schickler Hankins of Bethesda, MD, May 19, 2022; managing assistant state auditor, Texas Auditor’s Office; bookkeeper and tax preparer for several small businesses; member or chair on numerous steering committees, planning commissions, neighborhood groups, historical societies, and town government boards; 60-year member, League of Women Voters; enjoyed reading, book clubs, gardening, and bridge; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’54—Robert N. Quade of La Jolla, CA, April 8, 2022; veteran; co-founder, Pacific Robotics Inc., designer and manufacturer of industrial robots; director, Advanced Reactors Division, General Atomics; also designed components for the naval nuclear program; enjoyed international travel, dancing, music, and photography.

’54 BS HE—M. Cynthia Ross Rice of Lowville, NY, January 8, 2021; partner, Windloc Farms, the family farm; also taught at Lowville Academy and surrounding schools; member, 4-H, Cooperative Extension, and area farm organizations; recipient, New York State Farm Family Award. Chi Omega.

’54 BS Ag—Richard C. Rosche of Orchard Park, NY, December 11, 2018.

’54 BA—Charles H. Sumner of Nashville, TN, June 24, 2021; sales administration manager, Pennwalt Corp., Henrietta, NY; veteran; award-winning advocate for justice, democracy, and liberal causes and champion of the US Constitution; enjoyed genealogy and family reunions. Phi Kappa Sigma.

’54 BA—Diana Yanick Wetmore of Kinderhook, NY, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, May 4, 2022; manager and officer of several companies in Manhattan; history teacher; philanthropist and community volunteer; avid reader, classical pianist, and opera lover; enjoyed political and cultural history, cooking, baking, and entertaining; active in religious affairs.

’55 BS HE—Ellen Meitzel Anderson of Buffalo, NY, June 7, 2021; renowned baker and owner of a catering business; homemaker; enjoyed travel, entertaining, film, singing, theater, and the Buffalo Philharmonic; NYS president, PEO; active in community and religious affairs. Delta Delta Delta. Husband, Burtram W. Anderson ’56.

’55 BS HE—Mary Townsend Bartholomew of St. Johns, FL, formerly of Orange Park, FL, April 24, 2022; managing consultant to volunteer organizations related to hunger issues; taught elementary school in New Jersey and Alaska; advocate for social justice and peaceful desegregation; enjoyed choir singing; active in religious and alumni affairs. Husband, John N. Bartholomew ’55.

’55 BS HE—Elaine Rose Cerny of Dayton, OH, May 2, 2022; homemaker; also assisted her husband at the Masonic Medical Research Inst. in Utica, NY, developing dried blood and blood substitutes; Scout leader; advocate for the canonization and sainthood of Mother Marianne Cope; enjoyed reading, cooking, classical music, and summer research trips to Europe; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Omega.

’55 BS ILR—H. Robert Hampson of Warren, PA, November 5, 2021; attorney in private practice; district attorney, Warren County; veteran; Scout leader; member, Kiwanis, and director on numerous community, historical, and conservation boards; enjoyed reading, jazz, Duke basketball, and birdwatching; active in religious affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’55 BA—Michael M. Martin of Ann Arbor, MI, April 18, 2022; professor of chemistry and biology and chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences, U. of Michigan; researched the biochemistry, physiology, and nutritional ecology of plant-eating insects; also served as assistant dean and director of the honors program in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; naturalist and explorer; published author; enjoyed combination backpacking/insect-collecting trips, Civil War history, birdwatching, and canoeing.

’55 BS Ag—John S. Munro of York, PA, December 17, 2021; owner/operator, Munro’s Home Rentals; executive at Perdue, D.E. Horn, and Pennfield; also operated a poultry farm; Rotarian; active in religious affairs. Alpha Zeta.

’55—Arthur D. Postman of Orleans, VT, October 18, 2021; designer, builder, and manager of affordable housing for families and the elderly; enjoyed classical music, meditation, and maintaining the 200-acre family property; active in community affairs. Cayuga Lodge.

’55 BS HE—Nannette Gravener Utter of East Amherst, NY, April 29, 2022; office manager, Martin Supply Co., Oxford, NY; member, Lionettes Club; enjoyed motorhome travel, knitting, and volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Omega.

’55 BA—John F. Weiss of Southport, CT, formerly of Westport, CT, April 19, 2022; senior VP, Prudential Securities; general partner, Bache & Co.; veteran; clarinet player, Westport Community Band; enjoyed travel, sailing, tennis, photography, theater, music, and following current events.

’55 BS Nurs—Jane Purinton Wilshusen of Mechanicsburg, PA, November 2, 2021; registered nurse with a public health specialty; visiting nurse in New York, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania; co-founder, Harrisburg Reproductive Health Services and co-creator, Children’s Check-up Center; advocate for peace, social justice, and environmental justice; enjoyed international nursing trips and outdoor recreation; active in civic, community, professional, and religious affairs.

’56—David W. Albers of Poplar Bluff, MO, February 7, 2021; owner, David W. Alpers CPA PC; Rotarian and member of Kiwanis; Scout leader; avid birder and lifelong Audubon member; advocate for habitat restoration; enjoyed hunting, woodcarving, and working in the yard and garden; active in religious affairs.

’56, B Chem E ’57—Roger L. Baldwin of Williamsburg, VA, April 28, 2022; administrator and nuclear trainer, VEPCO (Dominion Energy); commander, US Navy; executive officer on ships in support of Vietnam operations; taught at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit; Red Cross volunteer; avid stamp collector and model train enthusiast; enjoyed travel, barbershop, and choral singing; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’56, BME ’58—Perry E. Bradley Jr. of Boothbay Harbor, ME, May 3, 2022; engineering professional at Procter & Gamble in the US and Europe; volunteer tax preparer, AARP; supported numerous nonprofits; enjoyed skiing, camping, backpacking, boating, golf, tennis, flying gliders, and rebuilding Corvairs and Triumphs; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega. Wife, Susan Fletcher Bradley ’57.

’56 BA—John W. Brothers Jr. of Gaylordsville, CT, December 21, 2021; agent, Boulder Enterprises Ltd. Psi Upsilon.

’56—Paul R. Lavey of Oswego, NY, May 3, 2022; engineering professional, Int’l Union of Operating Engineers; enjoyed watching sports and working outdoors; active in religious affairs.

’56, B Chem E ’57—Alan W. Pense of Bethlehem, PA, May 11, 2022; consultant on welding materials and failures in bridges and other large structures; provost and VP for academic affairs, Lehigh U.; award-winning professor, chair of Lehigh’s Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, and dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; co-author/author of a textbook and more than 100 articles on metallurgical research; enjoyed international research presentations and studying biblical history; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Muriel Taylor Pense ’56.

’56 BA—Alan R. Samuels of New York City, May 1, 2022; advertising sales and promotion professional, Women’s Wear Daily and other organizations; also developed marketing ideas for nonprofits; active in alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’57 PhD—Donald K. Freebairn of Ithaca, NY, November 26, 2021; professor of international agricultural development, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Cornell U.; director, Latin American Studies Program; expert on agricultural land reform; economist for the Rockefeller Fdn. in Mexico and Latin America; co-author or co-editor of numerous books and journals.

’57 BA—John C. Seiler of Louisville, KY, May 4, 2022; retailer and satirist; CEO, Stewart Dry Goods Co.; also worked at department stores in New York City, Buffalo, and Charleston, WV; board member of several companies; wrote weekly topical verse for the St. Matthews Voice and other publications; longtime class correspondent, Cornell Alumni Magazine; enjoyed travel, skiing, golf, lacrosse, bridge, and telling stories; active in alumni affairs. Delta Upsilon.

’57 BA—James M. Spindler of Syracuse, NY, July 20, 2021; VP of human resources, Blue Cross–Blue Shield of Central New York; ten-year Air Force veteran; member on several community boards and volunteer with numerous other organizations; locomotive engineer, Kentucky Railway Museum; avid runner and hiker; enjoyed playing the banjo. Psi Upsilon.

’57 BS Ag—William Thomson Jr. of Trumansburg, NY, October 9, 2017; science teacher and cross-country, basketball, and softball coach, South Seneca High School; also drove cars for Cutting Motors and Maguire; veteran; community volunteer; enjoyed RV travel, motorcycling, and racing homing pigeons.

’58, BME ’59—Martin P. Bender of Naperville, IL, May 8, 2022; founder, Fluid Air Inc., manufacturers of pharmaceutical process equipment; received six patents for process equipment and development processes; Illinois Dept. of Commerce Certified Small Business Advisor; directed the construction of several community building projects; avid Chicago Bears fan; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu. Wife, Betty Williams Bender ’60.

’58—Joseph A. Billoni of Lancaster, PA, April 28, 2022; printing industry executive in Illinois and Pennsylvania; also worked at the Manheim Auto Auction; enjoyed camping, baking, and listening to jazz. Phi Kappa Tau.

’58—Virginia Wren Moore of Lake Forest, IL, December 14, 2020; taught at Lake Forest High School; parent surrogate, State of Illinois; community volunteer; avid runner; enjoyed travel, camping, hiking, dogs, sewing, and quilting; active in religious affairs.

’58 BEE—Robert A. Williams of Gulf Breeze, FL, March 25, 2022; worked as a civilian in the US Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, VA; veteran; enjoyed classical music, church hymns, and local university concerts; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’59 BA—Barnett W. Glickfeld of Chicago, IL, February 8, 2022; teacher, computer analyst, and attorney; professor of computer science, Northern Illinois U.; senior computer analyst, Boeing and Control Data Corp.; public defender, King County, Seattle; taught mathematics at Harvard U., the Rockefeller U., and U. of Washington; successfully solved a long-standing mathematical problem, the Glickfeld Theorem, which was then named for him; active in the civil rights movement.

’59 BS HE—Marian Fay Levitt of New York City, March 2022; jewelry designer and lecturer, Fashion Inst. of Technology; steward for the Class of ’59 Scholarship; enjoyed international travel; active in alumni affairs.

’59 BA—Stanley Michaels of Springfield, VA, April 30, 2022; attorney; enjoyed tennis, bridge, and Shakespeare; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Nu.

’59 BA—Janice Fixler Snelbecker of Wyndmoor, PA, December 30, 2021; academic advisor and rehabilitation psychologist; active in alumni affairs.

’59 BS Ag, PhD ’67—Douglas C. Towne of Tacoma, WA, formerly of Beaverton, OR, 2022.

’59, BS ILR ’60—David W. Warner of Charleston, SC, and Southport, ME, April 8, 2022; economic shipping consultant, United Nations; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’59 BA—Stanley M. Weener of Springfield, PA, June 17, 2021; active in religious affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.


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1960s

’60—Peter D. Abrahams of Mill Valley, CA, September 16, 2021; organization architecture and development professional for Fortune 50 companies and subsidiaries; CEO, Kardi Corp., a scientific and technical services company; founder/manager, Blue Oak Vineyards LLC; wilderness EMT; board member and projects chair, Marin Medical Reserve Corps Fdn.; enjoyed gardening and landscaping; active in community affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’60 BA—George H. Bartling of Roanoke, IN, July 8, 2020; independent investment management professional; general manager, J&K Communications; also worked at CTS Corp. and General Electric; officer or member of several arts and humanitarian boards; community volunteer; avid table tennis player; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau. Wife, Linnea Hoberg Bartling ’60.

’60 BA—Barbara “Bobby” Fineman Levinson of Chicago, IL, formerly of Mountainside, NJ, March 22, 2022; teacher, Summit (NJ) Public Schools; pet lover; enjoyed reading, ballet, and international horseback-riding trips; active in charitable and community affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’60—Elizabeth Mould Thompson of Kingston, NY, December 16, 2021; interior design business owner, designing for homes, apartments, business offices, dinner clubs, and the original New Paltz Country Club; award-winning architectural preservationist; also taught English in Turkey.

’61 PhD—Albert T. Fromhold Jr. of Auburn, AL, April 17, 2022; professor of physics, Auburn U.; visiting scientist at numerous institutions in the US and Japan; author of scientific articles and books on solid state physics, metal oxidation, and quantum mechanics; member, Knights of Columbus; played flute and piccolo; enjoyed Toastmasters; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’61 BA—Mario A. Iorillo of Santa Monica, CA, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 2022; trial attorney in private practice, Iorillo & Karp; also served as partner and of counsel at several Los Angeles law firms; deputy district attorney, Stanislaus County, Modesto, CA; philanthropist; avid golfer; enjoyed hiking, literature, red wine, classical and jazz music, and studying Italian. Alpha Tau Omega.

’61, B MET E ’62—Charles R. Lee of Greenwich, CT, May 13, 2022; chairman and co-CEO, Verizon Communications; CFO, Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.; senior financial officer, Penn Central Co., managing the company’s non-railroad assets; also worked in finance at US Steel; served on numerous business boards and government committees; Cornell trustee and presidential councillor; avid golfer; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’61, BA ’63—Richard K. Wiegand of The Villages, FL, formerly of East Amherst, NY, July 2, 2021; insurance professional, State Farm Insurance; veteran; small business mentor; avid sportsman; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’62, BS Ag ’63, MS ’65, PhD ’72—Louis D. Albright of Ithaca, NY, March 26, 2022; award-winning teacher, researcher, and advisor; professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell U.; Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow; also taught at U. of California, Davis; veteran; fellow, American Society of Agricultural Engineers; enjoyed nature, the outdoors, bonsai, and stonecraft. Pi Kappa Phi.

’62 BA—Lawrence O. Bidstrup Jr. of Marion, MA, July 4, 2021; history teacher, wrestling and crew coach, and dormitory manager, Tabor Academy; veteran; avid fisherman, boater, and sports enthusiast; enjoyed reading, road trips, and family reunions; active in community affairs.

’62, BCE ’63—Joel L. Caves of Wyomissing, PA, May 11, 2022; senior project manager, Spotts, Stevens and McCoy Inc., an engineering, environmental, and surveying firm; senior engineer, Parsons Energy & Chemicals; hydraulics engineer at his own business and at Gilbert Assocs. Inc.; veteran; Scout leader; enjoyed sailing, woodworking, and playing sports; active in environmental and professional affairs. Chi Phi.

’62, B Chem E ’64—Donald Milstein of Lake City, FL, April 7, 2022; chemical engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; VP of research and development, Exxon/Mobil; enjoyed fishing and Green Bay Packers football.

’62 BS Hotel—Karl A. Rueck of Garden City, NY, March 25, 2022; CEO, New Hyde Park Inn; enjoyed international travel and skiing; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Sigma.

’62, BA ’63, MA ’65, PhD ’68—Henry J. Steffens of Southport, NC, April 30, 2022; professor emeritus of the history of science, U. of Vermont; veteran; ran art history workshops at the Cameron Museum and the Franklin Gallery; community volunteer; enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, bicycling, dog training, art, classical music, reading, and woodworking. Theta Chi. Wife, Judith Benedict Steffens ’65.

’62, BME ’63—William A. Walters of Grafton, VT, March 2, 2020; co-owner/manager, Tattersall’s Clothing Emporium; director of market and product planning, Saab Cars USA; active in alumni affairs. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’63 BA—James C. Bouras of New York City, February 24, 2021; attorney; expert in the motion picture and home video industries; president, general counsel, and secretary, Motion Picture Licensing Corp., and VP and secretary, Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA); counsel to the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration; board member and executive VP, Film Society of Lincoln Center.

’63 BS Ag—Luther K. Cole of Lebanon, PA, formerly of Goshen, NY, May 3, 2022; claims specialist, State Farm Insurance; vocational agriculture teacher, Lisbon, NY; held leadership and coaching roles in the local school system; avid fan of New York professional sports teams; enjoyed bowling, golf, meteorology, gardening, and his many pets; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’63—Herbert DuVal III of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of New York City, April 4, 2022; actor, director, teacher, and playwright in Ohio, Kentucky, and NYC and on national tours; high school teacher in Washington, DC; toured with Catholic U.’s Shakespeare company, visiting grade and high schools around the country; also worked as a YMCA lifeguard.

’63, BS ILR ’64—J. Jason Kaplan of Jamul, CA, January 26, 2022; attorney/president, J. Jason Kaplan APC; active in alumni affairs.

’63, BEE ’64—Robert M. Kleinman of Shaker Heights, OH, April 25, 2022; worked at IFS Corp., consultants and manufacturers of computer software; general manager, Hertner Corp.; also worked at Wilkoff & Sons, the family business, and Reliance Electric; tutor and mentor; avid sailor, photographer, bicyclist, and model aircraft builder; enjoyed yoga and golf; active in community affairs. Zeta Beta Tau.

’64 BS HE—Sharie Werick Beaver of Burdett, NY, April 27, 2022; owner/operator, Stillman’s Greenhouse & Garden Center, Montour Falls; enjoyed travel, walking, and gardening; active in community affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’64 BS Ag, MILR ’73—Christian M. Boissonnas of Lake Barrington, IL, April 8, 2022; administrator, Cornell U. Libraries; public servant in Illinois as an EMT, fireman, Scout leader, mentor to librarians, and suicide prevention advocate; enjoyed reading, adopting rescue animals, and studying science and the universe; active in civic and community affairs.

’64 BS HE, MEd ’65—Lois Beach Conrad of Thousand Oaks, CA, April 24, 2022; chemistry teacher, La Reina High School; chemistry and physics teacher, Thousand Oaks High School, where she was also a mentor, club sponsor, exchange program liaison, and internship contact with Rockwell Int’l research laboratories; astronomy and physical science teacher, Moorpark College; involved in developing and piloting the Earth Science Curriculum Project (ESCP) course; enjoyed playing piano and organ; active in community, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, John C. Conrad ’63, BEE ’64, MS ’69.

’64 BA—Stephen Crawford of Rockville, MD, May 12, 2022; researcher, George Washington Inst. for Public Policy; administrator in several large organizations in D.C.; sociology teacher, Bates College; veteran; social activist and public servant; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’64, BA ’65, BArch ’69—Frank F. Gilmore of Schenectady, NY, May 25, 2022; architect and painter; partner, Stracher Roth Gilmore Architects, designing mainly in the New York State capital district.

’64 BA, MA ’66—Robert L. Heuser of Lone Tree, CO, formerly of Littleton, CO, April 12, 2022; statistician, US Public Health Service in Maryland; also taught several classes in Guam, Hawaii, and other parts of the US; author of journal articles; Scout leader and community volunteer; avid outdoorsman; enjoyed cruising, hiking, camping, western dancing, international mission trips, and playing handbells; active in religious and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta Rho.

’64 BS Hotel—Joseph E. Mihm Jr. of Buckner, MO, formerly of Blue Springs, MO, March 28, 2022; worked in sales at McCormick Spirits, Vendo Vending Co., and fashion eyewear companies; avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan; active in professional affairs. Sigma Nu.

’64 B Chem E—Maurice L. Pinel Jr. of Richmond, VA, March 5, 2021; tournament bowler, legendary bowling ball designer, and entrepreneur; worked at Faball and AMF Bowling; technology director, Radical Bowling; co-founder and president, MoRich, a ball manufacturing and production startup; inventor of the Sumo and 3D Offset balls; teacher, speaker, and YouTube series host; enjoyed tennis and drag racing.

’64 BS Hotel—William J. Sibal of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2022; training director, Hungry Tiger Restaurants, Thousand Oaks and Sherman Oaks, CA; residence manager, UCLA; active in alumni affairs.

’65 BS Ag, DVM ’68—Edward S. Dalland Jr. of Coxsackie, NY, May 15, 2022; veterinarian; owner, Capitaland Animal Hospital, Latham, NY; also helped set up four animal emergency clinics in various locations; owner/operator, Farmingville Animal Hospital on Long Island; advocate for environmental planning; active in civic and community affairs. Alpha Psi.

’65 BS HE—Christine DeGroff Ogden of Cortland, NY, April 29, 2022; homemaker and teacher; taught GED and ESL adult education classes at BOCES and Tompkins Cortland Community College; taught in the Mott Adult High School program in Flint, MI, and at the American Int’l School in Gabon; yoga instructor; Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia; enjoyed nature and wildlife, art, and singing; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’66 BA—Tina Su Cooper of Walden, NY, April 25, 2022; worked on the editorial staff at Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, IL. Husband, Douglas W. Cooper ’64.

’66 BA—Richard T. Froyen of Chapel Hill, NC, April 17, 2022; professor of economics, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; research fellow, Brookings Institution; author of research publications and a textbook on macroeconomics; avid tennis player; enjoyed international travel, harbors, and small coastal towns.

’66 BS AEP—Robert M. Hartranft Jr. of Simsbury, CT, April 16, 2021; nuclear engineer; managed successful power projects, including Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (MD) and Palo Verde Generating Station (AZ); taught high school physics and advanced algebra; also taught at the US Naval Nuclear Power School; veteran; enjoyed studying the high school grading system, the pyramids, and cosmology; active in community and alumni affairs. Theta Chi.

’66 PhD—George D. Lowe II of Lubbock, TX, April 20, 2022; professor of sociology, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Texas Tech U.; veteran; member, American, Northeastern, Southeastern, Mid-South Central, and Southwest sociological associations; active in literary affairs.

’67, BS Ag ’68—Wallace H. Day of Plattsburgh, NY, April 30, 2022; owner, Day Brothers Inc., sellers of boats and other recreational vehicles; also worked as a dock master for Lake Champlain Transportation Co.; dedicated many years to the community fire service including as fire chief in South Plattsburgh, chairman of the board of fire commissioners, fire coordinator in Clinton County, and member of the Fire Investigation Unit; avid rail buff and collector; enjoyed train travel and college hockey; active in civic and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’67 EdD—Leon W. Kreger Jr. of Chambersburg, PA, April 22, 2022; professor emeritus of biology, Shippensburg U.; veteran; member, Lions Club and American Legion; active in religious affairs.

’68 BA—Alfred B. Bonds III of Kingston Springs, TN, formerly of Nashville, TN, April 10, 2022; professor emeritus of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering, Vanderbilt U.; recognized for his work on spatial filtering, contrast processing, and communication within organized, multi-cellular structures; recipient of several teaching and research awards; enjoyed music, vintage radios and phonographs, British and American antique cars, and 1920s jazz; active in community affairs.

’68 BA, MD ’72—R. Gary DeLong of Brookline, MA, March 16, 2022; emergency medicine physician and director of outpatient services, Saints Memorial Medical Center; mentor to young ER physicians; enjoyed international hiking and flyfishing, helicopter skiing and kiteboarding, building a house in the woods, photography, and attending dance and music performances; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Chi. Wife, Susan Crotty DeLong ’67.

’68 BS Ag—Linda B. Jacobsen of Cape Coral, FL, February 1, 2022.

’68 BS Ag—Henry E. Ketcham of West Valley, UT, March 29, 2022; major, US Air Force, where he flew training jets; Scout leader and community volunteer; enjoyed genealogy; active in religious affairs.

’69—Richard S. Catanzaro Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY, September 17, 2021; VP of purchasing, N&S Plumbing Supply; avid New York Yankees, Giants, and Rangers fan; enjoyed reading nonfiction and the classics. Phi Kappa Tau.

’69, BS ILR ’70—Arvin Peltz of Naples, FL, formerly of Denver, CO, November 14, 2021. Phi Gamma Delta.


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1970s

’70 BS Nurs—Diane E. Gehman of Austin, TX, March 17, 2022; nurse in New York City, specializing in psychiatry and geriatrics; also worked in home care; community volunteer; enjoyed choir singing and playing the piano; active in religious affairs.

’70 BA—David J. Ladouceur of Granger, IN, May 8, 2022; professor and chair of the Dept. of Classics, U. of Notre Dame; published multiple works on Greek, Latin, and biblical literature; award-winning painter and sculptor; avid collector of antiques and fine art.

’70 BA—Bruce I. Merchant of Indian Lake, NY, October 6, 2021; search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, US Coast Guard; member, Nat’l Ski Patrol; Rotarian; avid downhill skier and hiker; enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, photography, jigsaw puzzles, reading science fiction, and flying drones to make videos; active in civic and community affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’70—Deborah A. Stein of Richmond, VA, February 20, 2021.

’71 PhD—Judith Vairo Best of Vienna, VA, formerly of Ithaca, NY, April 12, 2022; distinguished teaching professor of political science, SUNY Cortland; also taught American government at Cornell U. and English at Ithaca College; recipient of several teaching awards; published author and speaker; expert on the electoral college who testified before US Congressional subcommittees on the Constitution; enjoyed world travel and golf; active in community affairs.

’71 BA—William A. Durbin Jr. of Fanwood, NJ, formerly of Macon, NC, May 10, 2022; award-winning journalist, researcher, and teacher focusing on the intersection of science and religion; director, Religion and Science Graduate Certificate Program, Washington Theological Union; research associate, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Indiana U. and Purdue U.; producer for the 700 Club, Christian Broadcasting Network; charter member, Metanexus Inst. Academic Advisory Board; enjoyed music and Tar Heels basketball. Phi Gamma Delta.

’71 BS Nurs—Rosalie Hornblower of Cambridge, MA, April 27, 2022; nurse in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York City; longtime Lamaze teacher; produced the award-winning docudrama Bucharest Express on human trafficking; also built a hacienda-style hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico; environmentalist; avid gardener and golfer; enjoyed international travel, sailing in New England, fishing, tennis, cooking, entertaining, and the arts.

’72 MA, PhD ’76—Roberto Abusada of Lima, Peru, July 30, 2021; Peru country analyst, GlobalSource Partners; founder and director, Inst. Peruano de Economia, an economic policy, competitiveness, and reform think-tank; taught economics at U. del Pacifico, Boston U., and U. Catolica, where he was head of the graduate economics program; deputy minister of commerce, presidential advisor, and board member, Central Bank; advisor to three economy ministers; author of several books on Peru’s economic progress; advocate for global economic integration and the free market.

’72 MD—Kenneth R. Blanchard of Newton, MA, April 15, 2017; physician in private practice; expert in the treatment of thyroid disease; author. Wife, Rita Campbell Blanchard, MD ’74.

’72 BA—Glenn M. Ford of Moreno Valley, CA, February 17, 2022; ophthalmologist, specializing in ocular and retinal conditions; built ophthalmology and clinical practices in Los Angeles, Gardena, Bakersfield, and Moreno Valley; wilderness association volunteer; enjoyed chess, dogs, and hiking and camping in the national parks; active in alumni affairs.

’72 PhD—Charles E. Marks of Seattle, WA, April 18, 2022; professor and department chair, Dept. of Philosophy, U. of Washington; taught and published papers on the philosophy of mind and the history of philosophy, among other subjects; also held fellowships at MIT and the Pontifical Catholic U. of Rio de Janeiro. Wife, Sandra Reinman Marks, MA ’67.

’72, BS HE ’73, MS ’76—Sarah J. Roholt of Raleigh, NC, April 19, 2022; nutritionist, North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services; also helped implement the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; recognized for her exemplary service to the state; community activist, historic preservationist, and patron of the arts; master gardener; enjoyed travel, hiking, running marathons, cooking, and entertaining; active in civic and alumni affairs.

’72 BS AEP, MS ’78—Christopher D. Stephens of Half Moon Bay, CA, formerly of Mountain View, CA, April 26, 2022; geophysicist and seismologist, US Geological Survey (USGS), with research focused on the tectonics of southern Alaska; manager, Nat’l Earthquake Engineering Strong Motion Data Center, helping build the USGS reputation for high quality seismic data; humanitarian and environmentalist. Sigma Nu.

’73 BS Hotel—Ernest J. Acquaro Jr. of Surfside Beach, SC, May 6, 2022; hospitality investment advisor, conducting numerous financial and market analyses in the northeastern US, Europe, and the Middle East; provided hotel appraisal reviews, due diligence research, and expert witness testimony; president and COO, Fall Creek Partners Inc., serving as advisor and asset manager for multiple properties; active in professional affairs.

’73 BA—Waldemar J. Podolak of Worcester, MA, August 6, 2021; adjunct professor, U. of Wisconsin; enjoyed classical music, ballet, and the arts; active in religious affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’73 BA—Linda S. Wohl of Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2018; expert in film music law; senior VP legal, Paramount Pictures, where she worked on such music-intensive films as Forrest Gump; also worked at United Artists Records.

’74 BS HE—Beth Gilmour Gilgun of Warwick, MA, December 18, 2021; historian in residence, Memorial Hall Museum and Library of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Assn., Deerfield; also served as a town assessor, newsletter editor, treasurer, and member of the cultural council; restored two historic houses; author of Tidings from the 18th Century, recognized as the primer on 18th-century clothing and life skills; film consultant and prop supplier.

’76 MS—Kathryn DiGiacomo Kifaya of Fountain Valley, CA, March 11, 2022; director, energy and environmental services, Community Action Partnership of Orange County; director of human services, Orange County Community Development Council.

’78 BS CS—David L. Olgaard of Houston, TX, July 9, 2021; geophysicist; senior research scientist, ExxonMobil; faculty member in the rock mechanics laboratory, ETH Zürich; avid runner; enjoyed travel, bicycling, and Astros baseball. Sigma Nu.

’78 BA—Susan Silbersweig Riedel of Hingham, MA, April 8, 2022; assistant attorney general, administrative law division for Massachusetts; also worked at Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP and in a smaller practice; enjoyed sailing, Cape Cod, and Boston professional sports. Sigma Delta Tau. Husband, Terrance E. Riedel ’78.


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1980s

’81 PhD—Douglas B. Smith of Ann Arbor, MI, October 12, 2021. Wife, Betty McFarland Smith, MA ’78.

’82 BS HE—Janice L. Eastman of Ithaca, NY, May 2, 2022; case worker, Child Protective Unit, Tompkins County Social Services; enjoyed singing, Bible study, and gardening; active in religious affairs.

’83 PhD—Michael S. Denison of Woodland, CA, March 22, 2022; professor emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Toxicology, U. of California, Davis; researcher, UC Davis Superfund Research Program, funded by the Nat’l Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences; developed what became the international standard for detecting environmental contaminants in the protection of human health; assistant professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Michigan State U.; enjoyed trips to Hawaii, cooking, and solving problems.

’86 BA—Kim Williams Campbell of Chesapeake, VA, April 20, 2022; teacher, Elim Academy; also taught in the New Jersey public school system; tutor, Virginia Dept. of Education; enjoyed telling stories and writing poetry; active in religious affairs.

’86 BA—Sergio E. Martinez of Edison, NJ, January 8, 2022; senior research associate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, working in a structural biology laboratory; researched how the arrangement of atoms in complex enzymes affects their properties; also worked in laboratories at Rutgers U. and U. of Washington; published more than 40 scientific articles that contributed to the understanding of infectious diseases; active in alumni affairs.

’89, BS Ag ’90—Scott H. Cooper of Pittsfield, MA, June 22, 2021; library assistant in the children’s department, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library; Impressionist painter and wildlife photographer; music collector, composer, and electric bass player; avid reader; enjoyed debating and studying comparative religion.


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1990s

’90 BS Ag—Mish Michaels (Mishtu A. Mukherjee) of Wellesley, MA, March 16, 2022; author, Emmy Award-winning broadcast meteorologist, and environmental reporter; worked at WHDH-TV, WBZ-TV, and WGBH; also worked at the Weather Channel; philanthropist; awarded a science journalism fellowship to study at Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.; active in alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi. Husband, Wesley L. Atamian ’89.

’90 BS Ag—Stanley J. Yager III of Boonville, NY, April 29, 2022; bus parts fabricator, Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies; dairy farmer; full-time and substitute teacher, Adirondack Central School District; enjoyed cooking and entertaining; active in alumni affairs.

’91 BA—Herbert “Tripp” Burgunder III of Owings Mills, MD, April 19, 2022; real estate and land use attorney at Ramon Law, in private practice, and at Kramon & Graham; adjunct faculty, U. of Maryland Law School, in the legal analysis, writing, and research program; regulator of charitable organizations for the State of Maryland; also worked in the office of the Maryland Secretary of State and as ombudsman in the Dept. of Business and Economic Development; enjoyed reading, swimming, bicycling, running, and vegan cooking; active in civic, community, educational, and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’97 BA—Eniko Tarnoi Farkas of Ithaca, NY, April 18, 2022; book conservator, Mann Library, Cornell U.; drafter in Cornell’s Dept. of Geological Sciences; taught crafting classes at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) and correspondence courses for the Embroidery Guild of America; community volunteer; gourmet cook in the traditional Hungarian style; author of numerous articles and a cookbook; board member, New York Folklore Society; enjoyed lace-making, tatting, and crocheting; active in Hungarian cultural affairs.

’97 BA, JD ’01—Tamarra Strawn Grenfell Smith of Bradford, ME, April 16, 2022; homesteader, farming apprentice, and yoga instructor; family law attorney in private practice, specializing in assigned counsel and the representation of children; assistant county attorney, Broome County Dept. of Social Services; assistant district attorney, Cortland County; also worked at Kaplan Test Prep, teaching prep courses for the LSAT; master gardener; enjoyed international travel, hiking, and connecting with nature; active in community affairs.

’99 BA—Caroline Simmonds Cook of Takoma Park, MD, April 6, 2022; project manager, Environmental Incentives, a conservation and development programs consulting firm; worked for the World Wildlife Fund’s Coastal East Africa Program in Washington, DC; Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi; enjoyed travel, nature, and gardening.

’99 PhD—Srinivasa S. Valiveti of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Phoenix, AZ, March 11, 2022; consultant; senior director, next generation PDM, forecasting, and planning solutions, ON Semiconductor; solution architect/project manager, i2 Technologies.


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2000s

’07 BS Hotel—Christian W. Ewton of Venice, CA, February 22, 2022; co-founder and CBO, Provenance Bio, developers of synthetic biology tools; manager, Coast Companies, Los Angeles; co-founder and executive director, Form & Matter, an online sustainable marketplace; volunteer, Givology.


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2010s

’12 BS Ag—Daniel M. Minahan of Liverpool, NY, April 23, 2022; worked at WestRock Co.; enjoyed video games, the New York Giants, the NBA, and Formula 1 racing.

’15 BS Hotel—William J. Donovan of Kennett Square, PA, April 24, 2022; worked in various sectors of the commercial real estate and hospitality industry; recently accepted a new position as senior analyst, Watermark Lodging Trust; enjoyed travel, skiing, cooking, Western movies, and lively debate. Chi Psi.


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Published July 1, 2022