July 2023

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians

Editor’s note: Please submit notification of alumni deaths—including an obituary, if possible—to the University at cubio-deceased@cornell.edu. Once the University records an alumni death in its database, the relevant information is forwarded to Cornellians for inclusion in a future In Memoriam section.


’43—M. Jean Saunders Davis of Casper, WY, April 28, 2016; realtor, Arrow Realty; enjoyed travel, swimming, golf, and bridge; active in alumni affairs.

’43 BS HE—Katherine Petzold Victor of Tucson, AZ, May 24, 2023; registered dietitian, Veterans Administration Hospital, Tucson; member, American Dietetic Association; enjoyed travel, gardening, ballroom dancing, carving and refinishing furniture, studying history, and reading genealogy; active in community, cultural, humanitarian, and alumni affairs.

’44—Marjorie “Marnie” Hayes Argersinger of Lawrence, KS, October 17, 2014; mayor of Lawrence; also served on the Lawrence City Commission; advocate for equal housing and desegregation; community volunteer and philanthropist; co-founder, Lawrence Community Nursery School; active in civic, healthcare, and University of Kansas alumni affairs.

’46—Ruth Buchsbaum Kaufman of Brooklyn, NY, and Coconut Creek, FL, March 5, 2023; teacher and pianist.

’46 BA—Marion “Penny” Fennelly Levy of Redding, CT, formerly of New York City, May 18, 2023; director of women’s programs and family planning, Save the Children, focused on women’s health issues; adjunct professor, departments of women’s studies and anthropology, Hunter College; also worked in public relations for Lord & Taylor; advocate for women’s rights; author; chair of the board, Planned Parenthood of New York City, and member of several other humanitarian and health-related boards; accomplished cook, avid rose gardener, and voracious reader.

’48–51 GR—H. Graham Jones of Watervliet, NY, March 27, 2023; executive director, NYS Science & Technology Foundation, guiding state funding for technology-based economic development projects; also helped develop IBM’s scientific computing market; veteran; chairman and leading contributor to state and national science policy, Nationwide Council of State Science and Technology Officials; enjoyed gardening, competitive tennis, lively debate, entertaining, and the New York Times crossword; active in cultural, educational, historical, and professional affairs. Kappa Alpha.

’48, BA ’49—Edward H. Meyer of New York City, April 11, 2023; advertising agency executive; co-founder and chairman, Ocean Road Advisors, the family office management company; chairman and CEO, Grey Global Group, a multinational advertising and marketing communications company with operations in 96 countries; veteran; philanthropist and Cornell University Foremost Benefactor who provided a transformative gift to Weill Cornell Medicine to create the Meyer Cancer Center; board director of numerous American public companies; trustee of NYC-based charitable, community, and arts organizations and member of numerous social and recreational organizations; active in alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.


’50 MS—Patricia Jackson Hathaway of Denton, MD, formerly of Churchville, MD, October 13, 2022; part-time instructor, Harford Community College; research assistant, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; laboratory technician and chemist, Harford Memorial Hospital; instructor, St. Agnes School of Nursing; board president and newsletter editor, Historical Society of Harford County, and docent at Hays House Museum; elementary school reading volunteer; enjoyed choral singing and teaching piano; active in botanic, environmental, and religious affairs.

’50, BME ’52—Donald R. Worn of Los Gatos, CA, March 28, 2023; design specialist, Lockheed Martin; member, town council and school board; community volunteer; enjoyed travel, music, bicycling, and ushering at the San Francisco opera and ballet; active in alumni affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’51, BEE ’52—Alfred L. Ginty of Orange, CA, March 24, 2023; production plant general manager and VP, Anaconda Copper Mining Co.; sales and management professional, General Electric; salesman, Elliott Co., a manufacturer of rotating machinery in Ridgway, PA; administrator at the Wycliffe Associates and Open Doors ministries; youth baseball coach; championship golfer; enjoyed travel, collecting baseball cards, the New York Yankees, and following Los Angeles professional sports; active in religious and alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’51 BS HE—Elizabeth “Betty” Meng Howell of Getzville, NY, formerly of Tonawanda, NY, April 22, 2023; certified home economist; teacher and lab instructor, Buffalo State College; consulted for food companies, developing microwave cooking instructions and demonstrating healthy recipes; NYS Cooperative Extension agent, Wayne and Erie counties; also co-hosted the Buffalo television show “You and Your Family” and served as a judge of canned foods at the Erie County Fair; longtime Class of 1951 co-correspondent; environmentalist and supporter of several local sustainability and humanitarian causes; Master Gardener; enjoyed international travel, cooking, and birdwatching; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’51, BME ’52—John K. Howell of Getzville, NY, formerly of Tonawanda, NY, March 22, 2023; chief engineer, Praxair/Linde, a global industrial gas and engineering company; oversaw plants that produced industrial gases used in such applications as steel production, sewage treatment, science, medicine, and NASA space missions; held two U.S. patents; veteran; longtime Class of 1951 co-correspondent; youth softball coach and Scout leader; competitive swimmer; avid reader; enjoyed international travel, skiing, camping, museums, parades, crossword and math puzzles, and commuting to work by bicycle; active in alumni affairs. Delta Upsilon.

’51 MBA—Morris B. Nix of Leesburg, VA, March 20, 2023; crop farmer; owner/operator, Melrose Farm, the family farm; veteran; active in community and religious affairs.

’52, B Chem E ’53—Robert E. Baker of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Buffalo, NY, and Daytona Beach Shores, FL, April 18, 2023; director of energy and other management positions, Occidental Petroleum; enjoyed domestic and international travel and singing; active in religious and alumni affairs. Acacia.

52 BS HE—Elizabeth “Betty” Jacques Browne of University Heights, OH, April 3, 2023; homemaker, custom seamstress and home decorator, accomplished baker and cake designer, and Jill of all trades; community volunteer; featured in a Spring 1952 LIFE magazine article highlighting the Cornell University School of Home Economics; enjoyed gardening, bicycling, cooking, and visiting family around the U.S.; active in educational, religious, and alumni affairs.

’52 BS Hotel—John E. Schreiner of Sequim, WA, October 23, 2022; active in humanitarian and alumni affairs.

’52–53 GR—Simon R. Ward of London, United Kingdom, March 2023.

’53, BArch ’54—Ralph E. Brice of Charlotte, NC, May 2, 2023; founder, Brice-Morris Associates, an architectural firm, designing medical offices and other public works buildings in the southeastern U.S.; veteran; enjoyed nature photography and building custom furniture; active in alumni affairs.

’53 DVM—William C. Buell of Geneva, NY, May 29, 2020; veterinarian; owner/operator, Seneca Animal Hospital; veteran; Rotarian; community volunteer and philanthropist.

’53 DVM—Gerald L. Hayes of Earlville, NY, April 15, 2023; co-founder and manager, Cornell Mastitis Laboratory; also served on the North Norwich Town Board and the Earlville Village Board; co-partner in a private veterinary practice in Trumansburg, NY; veteran; member, Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, and North Norwich Fire Department; enjoyed gardening, ice fishing, reading, and studying archaeology; active in professional and religious affairs. Alpha Psi.

’53 BS CALS, MS ’56—Myron P. “Mike” Kelsey of East Lansing, MI, February 10, 2019; professor emeritus and extension specialist, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University; founder of the annual MSU Income Tax Schools for statewide farm tax preparers, and early developer of the Kellogg Farm Leadership Program; also shared best practices with cooperative farm lenders, county agents, and farm families; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Cayuga Lodge.

’53 BS HE—Edith Wilson Kutscher of New York City, April 5, 2023; volunteer and editor of the bi-weekly staff newsletter, Metropolitan Museum of Art; accomplished painter and pianist; homemaker; enjoyed international travel, tennis, and swimming. Partner, Joseph M. Ostrow ’53.

’53, BEP ’54—Dietrich Meyerhofer of Lenox, MA, September 20, 2022; solid-state physicist, RCA Laboratories, Princeton, NJ; member, school board and McCarter Theatre board; enjoyed travel, opera, walks in the woods, and gourmet food and wine. Tau Beta Pi.

’53 DVM—William F. Stack of Cazenovia, NY, September 14, 2021; veterinarian, Westvale Veterinary Hospital in Syracuse, Stack Hospital for Pets in Fayetteville, and two other practices; acting director and care provider, Burnett Park Zoo; veteran; consultant and advocate for the ethical treatment of animals; mentor; avid horseman; enjoyed international travel, Democratic state politics, public service, lively debate, action movies, reading nonfiction, and book group meetings; active in professional affairs. Alpha Psi.

’53 BEE—John G. Webster of Madison, WI, March 29, 2023; award-winning researcher and professor of biomedical engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison; editor of an encyclopedia and 26 textbooks; patent awardee, expert witness, and worldwide lecturer; enjoyed international travel, bicycling, narrowboating in Wales, and family reunions; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau. Wife, Nancy Egan Webster ’53.

’54 BS CALS—Thomas P. Hall of Hingham, MA, and Stuart, FL, April 5, 2023; systems analyst, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Hingham Town Clerk and member of the Hingham Contributory Retirement Board; also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the United Shoe Machinery Corp.; veteran; avid birder, genealogist, and bridge player; enjoyed gardening, music, tennis, golf, and bicycling; active in community and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’54 BS CALS, MBA ’55—Frank G. Logan II of Virginia Beach, VA, January 31, 2023; management consultant in private practice; active in alumni affairs. Phi Delta Theta. Wife, Sally Stephens Logan ’55.

’55—Russell A. Brown of Idaho Falls, ID, 2019; advisory engineer, Westinghouse.

’55 BA—George L. Coleman II of Waterville, ME, April 1, 2023; registrar, Colby College; also served as interim professor of geology; performed in more than 50 shows at the Waterville Opera House; avid birder and sports fan; enjoyed international travel, choral singing, and annual Audubon bird counts; active in community, cultural, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Delta Chi.

’55, BA ’56—Thomas H. Gillespie Jr. of New Canaan, CT, April 25, 2023; chartered financial analyst; co-founder, Gillespie, Robinson & Grimm, an investment firm; veteran; accomplished skier and member, National Ski Patrol; avid domestic and international traveler; enjoyed canoeing, golf, and historical fiction; active in community, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’55 BA—Nancy Livingston Hopkins of Manchester, MA, December 30, 2022; competitive tennis player; co-founder, Manchester Sailing Association; enjoyed international travel and fencing; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’55 BA—Jeanne Burns Kent of White Plains, NY, formerly of Pelham, NY, April 8, 2023; instrument-rated pilot, avid aviator, and member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots; substitute teacher, Pelham Public Schools; also taught synchronized swimming and swimming classes for babies at the YMCA in Yonkers; accomplished cook and needleworker; enjoyed travel, gardening, birdwatching, tennis, kayaking, sailing, bicycling, museums, classical music, and the New York City Ballet; active in community and alumni affairs.

’55 BA, JD ’60—Frederick W. Rose of Rumson, NJ, April 8, 2023; attorney, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; veteran; member of several academic and medical boards; storyteller and jokester; active in artistic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’55, BEE ’56—Rodney S. Rougelot of Salt Lake City, UT, April 6, 2023; award-winning electronics engineer, innovator, and pioneer in computer graphics and visual simulation; president and CEO, Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp.; also worked at General Electric’s electronics labs in Ithaca and Syracuse; veteran; philanthropist; mentor; Scout leader; served on several cultural, educational, and financial boards; enjoyed camping, canoeing, and the Smoky Mountains; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’56 MS, PhD ’59—Richard Dam of Lincoln, NE, September 17, 2022; consultant, R & L Dam Consulting and BioNebraska; award-winning professor, Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; veteran; member, Kiwanis; enjoyed gardening, fishing, and building; active in community, environmental, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Lois Pape Dam ’58.

’57 BA—Patricia Bressler Drown of Irvine, CA, October 2022.

’57, BME ’58—John W. Nostrand Jr. of Chatham, MA, April 9, 2023; consultant in computer integrated manufacturing; also worked at Grumman Aircraft and Union Carbide Corp.; director, Art of Charity Foundation; avid curler and co-founder, Triangle Curling Club, Chapel Hill, NC; author; enjoyed boating, cooking classes, and memoir writing; active in community and alumni affairs. Sigma Chi.

’57—Grace Young Smith of Glen Ellyn, IL, March 29, 2023; homemaker and school volunteer; business office supervisor, Bell Telephone; enjoyed boating, tennis, bridge, Dalmatians, and Hilton Head Island; active in religious affairs. Alpha Omicron Pi. Husband, George C. Smith ’56, MFS ’57.

’57 BS Hotel—Dexter T. Spiller of York, ME, May 11, 2023; co-owner/operator, Spillers Inn, a full-service restaurant along Short Sands Beach; employed more than 100 high school and college students seasonally; trustee/president, York Water District; Mason; Scout leader; enjoyed camping, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing; active in community, historical, and religious affairs. Theta Chi.

’58 BS HE—Mary Moragne Cooke of Honolulu, HI, June 25, 2022; award-winning community leader, environmental conservationist, historic preservationist, and philanthropist; co-founder, Manoa Heritage Center and the Malama Manoa historical society; enjoyed gardening and flower arranging; active in artistic, botanical, civic, educational, and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’58 BA—Madolyn McAdams Dallas of Sarasota, FL, and Bethany Beach, DE, May 1, 2023; philanthropist and Cornell University Foremost Benefactor; life member, Cornell University Council, and co-chair, 21st Century Committee for Cornell Botanic Gardens infrastructure fundraising; recipient, Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award in its inaugural year; healthcare services volunteer and hospital board member; avid domestic and international traveler and accomplished tennis player; active in community, humanitarian, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma. Husband, Glenn T. Dallas ’58.

’58 BS Hotel—W. James Farrell Jr. of Spring, TX, November 14, 2021; co-owner, Woodlands Creamery.

’58 BS CALS, DVM ’60—Patricia T. Herr of Lancaster, PA, April 12, 2023; veterinarian; co-founder, Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital; co-owner/operator, The Herrs Antiques; first woman president, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association; avid antiques collector, researcher, lecturer, author, and curator, focused on regional textiles such as quilts, coverlets, and needlework; enjoyed country auctions, flea markets, antique shows, and well-matched accessories; active in historical, professional, and alumni affairs.

’58 BS Hotel—Norbert P. Kammer of Carmel, CA, August 1, 2022; hospitality management professional, La Playa Carmel, Del Monte Lodge (now the Lodge at Pebble Beach), and the Pine Inn; business manager, Children’s Experimental Theatre, Carmel; also worked as a tax accountant; veteran; teacher and counselor, United Latino Students Association, giving public lectures on the Bahá’í teachings to local communities; also taught courses to seniors on human relations, nutrition, and the problems of aging; accomplished actor and advocate for community and children’s theater; political activist; enjoyed Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, baking brownies, and keeping current on the news; active in civic and religious affairs.

’58 BS HE—Faith Hauser Morrow of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, May 10, 2022; co-owner, FHM Business Services; member/treasurer, AAUW Finance Committee; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Delta. Husband, James E. Morrow ’57, MBA ’64.

’58, BS Nurs ’60—Ann Friedman Schmalz of Jackson Township, NJ, March 9, 2019; registered nurse; school nurse, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Sayreville, NJ; also worked in a pediatrics office; enjoyed travel, collecting pottery, reading, and summers at the pool; active in religious affairs. Phi Sigma Sigma.

’58 MS, PhD ’60—Hwa Chung “H.C.” Torng of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 31, 2023; award-winning professor emeritus, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University; expert in computer network design and architecture, telecommunication systems, and high-speed processor organization; invented and patented a mechanism that enabled microprocessors to function significantly faster by executing multiple instructions simultaneously; consultant to numerous industrial organizations, including Bell Laboratories and IBM; established several student scholarships and a charitable fund dedicated to increasing access to education; also introduced innovative recruiting and admissions policies; prolific academic writer and researcher; active in professional affairs. Wife, Bung-Fung Lee Torng, GR ’60–64.

’59 JD—Mark E. Arroll of Kew Gardens, NY, April 2023; attorney in private practice; active in alumni affairs.

’59 DVM—Rudolph Schuster of Oneonta, NY, and Lahaina, HI, January 27, 2023; large- and small-animal veterinarian, Oneonta Veterinary Associates; member, Elks; prize-winning gardener; enjoyed travel, skiing, golf, and property maintenance; active in community, cultural, and alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta.

’59 MBA—Warren E. Staudt of Jacksonville, FL, April 14, 2023; chemical engineer; founder, Warren Staudt Associates SPRL, a global specialty chemicals consulting firm in Waterloo, Belgium; also worked at Kline & Co. consultancy, Imperial Chemical Industries, and Atlas Powder Co.; performed in community theater and British pantomime shows; accomplished amateur chef; avid tennis fan and player; enjoyed international travel, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, and a good joke; active in alumni affairs.


’60 DVM—Anthony J. Caciagli of Costa Mesa, CA, April 1, 2023; veterinarian in private practice in New London, CT; veteran; member and annual auctioneer, Lions Club; accomplished gardener and landscaper; enjoyed international travel, woodworking, stained glass, drawing, jewelry making, and telling stories; active in civic affairs.

’60, DVM ’62, PhD ’68—Thomas E. Davis of Englewood, NJ, November 2022; consultant in nonclinical pharmaceutical development, Athenex; president/director of toxicology consultation, PreclinPharma; director of toxicology, Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck); active in professional affairs.

’60 BS Hotel, LLB ’63—David W. Feeney of Rumson, NJ, April 9, 2023; attorney; senior partner and chair of the tax department, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; veteran; accomplished athlete; enjoyed fishing, darts, horseraces at Monmouth Park, and following the New York Yankees; active in professional and alumni affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’60—Carl S. Strass of Sandbridge, VA, July 10, 2022; attorney, U.S. Department of Justice; avid bridge player, achieving Silver Life Master; enjoyed entertaining, telling jokes and stories, and taking care of his pet cats; active in community affairs.

’60 BS CALS—Richard M. Woods Jr. of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Rome, NY, April 2, 2023; senior VP, Rome Savings Bank; veteran; member, Woods Valley Ski Patrol; enjoyed hiking, sailing, swimming, skiing, choral and barbershop singing, hard work outdoors, and summers at Caroga Lake, NY; active in business, civic, community, military, and religious affairs.

’61 BS CALS—Arnold M. Allan of Reno, NV, October 14, 2022; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Epsilon.

’61, BME ’62—Theodore M. Bier of Glen Cove, NY, November 2022; president/CEO, T. M. Bier & Associates, a design, installation, and services company of building management, automation, and controls systems; active in alumni affairs.

’61 BS Nurs—Jane Roehrs Catchpole of Bournemouth, United Kingdom, June 2019, clinical specialist occupational therapist in chronic fatigue syndrome clinics, Town of Swindon and Wiltshire County.

’61 BA—Carol Gittlin Franklin of Leonia, NJ, April 28, 2023; interior designer; owner, Carol Franklin Associates Inc., an interior design and space planning firm specializing in hotels, banking, and Fortune 500 corporations; affiliate of the American Institute of Architects and member of numerous interior design associations; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’61 MD—Charles A. Rodman II of La Crosse, WI, April 13, 2023; emergency medicine physician, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, serving at clinics and hospitals in southwestern Wisconsin; staff neurosurgeon, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, and consulting neurosurgeon, St. Francis Hospital; associate consultant, Mayo Clinic; veteran; founding member, Wisconsin Neurosurgical Society; spokesperson on the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear waste shipments through the area, Physicians for Social Responsibility; advocate for universal healthcare and environmental preservation; enjoyed international travel, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, birding, and summers on Madeline Island; active in educational, humanitarian, professional, and religious affairs. Wife, Lenore Fredrickson Rodman, BS Nurs ’61.

’61, BS Hotel ’66—Stuart F. Williams of Anchorage, AK, March 21, 2022; hospitality professional. Sigma Phi.

’62—Barbara Woll Jones of Falmouth, MA, July 26, 2022; residential designer in private practice on Cape Cod, specializing in the remodeling and interior decoration of old houses; designer of commercial buildings, Bastille/Neiley Architects, Boston; trustee emerita, Falmouth Academy, and member of the Marine Biological Laboratory Council; avid sailor; enjoyed music, literature, and the performing arts; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’62 BS ILR—Bertrand H. Weidberg of Irvine, CA, May 16, 2023; attorney in private practice; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’63 BA—Ira J. Dembrow of Scarsdale, NY, March 7, 2022; attorney, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’63, BME ’65—John E. Halpin of Hudson, OH, November 2022. Alpha Chi Rho.

’63 BS CALS—Joseph E. Lamendola of Watertown, NY, March 19, 2023; senior wildlife biologist, Bureau of Wildlife, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; also served as a waterfowl research biologist; instrumental in reintroducing wild turkeys to northern New York and manager of the annual goose drive; wildlife biologist, Indiana Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife; veteran; volunteer fireman.

’63 MS—Salvador A. Parco of Logan, UT, formerly of Erie, PA, March 25, 2023; financial literacy educator, Greater Erie Community Action Committee; community development and legal rights educator, Northwestern Legal Services; assistant professor of sociology, Behrend College at Penn State University, Erie; taught rural sociology and behavioral science in the Philippines; also worked in financial services; accomplished clarinet, guitar, and violin player; active in civic, community, cultural, educational, environmental, humanitarian, mental health, and religious affairs.

’63 BS CALS—John S. Thurlow of Warner Robins, GA, September 21, 2020; colonel, U.S. Air Force; aircraft maintenance officer, HQ Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB; active in alumni affairs.

’63—Herbert E. Vollmann of Denver, NC, formerly of Centerville, MA, January 4, 2023; architect in private practice; designed municipal buildings, office buildings, commercial malls, medical offices, new homes, and residential additions; Rotarian; active in religious affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’64 BS CALS—Barbara Pollack Adolf of Brunswick, ME, formerly of New York City, March 23, 2023; president, Barbara Adolf Consulting Inc., helping corporations and nonprofits improve working conditions for women; also worked for major management consulting firms; preschool teacher; accomplished singer and visual artist; active in alumni affairs.

’64 BA—Sandra Friedman Alpert of New York City, April 10, 2023. Husband, Michael S. Alpert ’62.

’64 BA—Robert M. Baker Jr. of Springfield, VA, January 30, 2022; economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury; economics teacher in Zambia; avid reader; skilled amateur plumber and electrician; enjoyed international travel, live theater, and designing and building the family home. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’64 BS ILR—Paul I. Lieberman of Fairfax, VA, April 5, 2023; special counsel attorney, Steptoe & Johnson; attorney, General Accounting Office; enjoyed tennis, skiing, and the beach.

’65 MBA—James W. McKenzie of Bellevue, WA, March 27, 2023; home builder and land developer, Brandt Companies (Bellevue, WA) and Wick Companies (Richland, WA), building single-family homes and multifamily units; advocate for the preservation, protection, and promotion of local land, wildlife, and trails; enjoyed hiking and computers.

’66 BS ILR—Joel H. Kaplan of Chicago, IL, March 29, 2023; employment attorney; senior partner and member of the management committee, Seyfarth Shaw; avid golfer and reader of history books; active in alumni affairs.

’67—Kathleen Koretz Abeles of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Santa Fe, NM, December 22, 2022; real estate broker; computer consultant; member, New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism and the New Mexico Medical Board; also served on several cultural, financial, and hospital boards; enjoyed international travel, skiing, and entertaining; active in community and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’67 MS, PhD ’73—Michael Farbman of Falls Church, VA, April 16, 2023; contractor and award-winning USAID senior foreign service officer in Morocco, Albania, and Kosovo and at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; employment policy analyst, Asia/Private Enterprise Bureau; USAID economist, responsible for developing a portfolio of employment and enterprise development projects; consultant to the ILO World Employment Program, focused on causes of income inequality; lecturer in applied economics, University of Glasgow; author and editor; avid cook, gardener, runner, and bicyclist; enjoyed international travel, learning about different cultures and local cuisine, tennis, volleyball, skiing, daily workouts, entertaining, and music of all styles; active in humanitarian and professional affairs. Wife, Susan Winslow Farbman ’67.

’67 BA—Mary Ann Nichols Knight of Mohegan Lake, NY, May 3, 2022; student of economics and political science. Husband, Joshua W. Knight III ’68.

’67 BArch—Dorothy L. Labbok of Pittsboro, NC, formerly of Merced, CA, August 4, 2022; controller, University of California, Merced. Sigma Delta Tau.

’68 BS Hotel—Richard P. Brezinski of Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 2023; award-winning hospitality marketing and management professional; general manager, Durham (NC) Marriott Convention Center and El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa in Taos, NM; regional director of sales and marketing, Marriott’s Western U.S. resorts, with responsibility for Arizona, California, and Hawaii; also served in leadership roles in Colorado and South Carolina; mentor; avid bicyclist, sports fan, and food connoisseur; active in philanthropic and professional affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’68—David J. Kelly of North Syracuse, NY, December 21, 2022; worked at Crucible Steel; veteran; enjoyed fishing, golf, and trivia games. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’68 BS HE—Susan Savidge Kinney of Egg Harbor, WI, October 29, 2022; studied child development, family relationships, and student personnel administration; worked and volunteered in suburban and inner-city Chicago schools; homemaker; mentor; avid gardener; active in religious affairs. Delta Delta Delta. Husband, James R. Kinney ’68.

’69 BA—George L. Chapman of Maumee, OH, and Naples, FL, March 1, 2023; attorney and real estate investment trust professional; chairman, president, and CEO, Health Care REIT (now Welltower Inc.); co-founder and CEO, ReNew REIT; partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick; history and economics teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School; benefactor to the University of Toledo and the wider community; member on several educational and cultural boards; enjoyed playing backgammon and following UT men’s basketball; active in professional and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.


’70 BS Hotel—Costa E. Androulakis of Sun City, AZ, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, February 12, 2023; hotel management professional, mentor, and collaborative leader; general manager, Jedda (Saudi Arabia) Marriott and Kansas City Marriott; also worked for Hilton Hotels and Holiday Inn; philanthropist; active in community and alumni affairs.

’71 BS CALS—Dennis H. Eldred of Locke, NY, April 10, 2023; dairy farmer; co-founder, Eldred Brothers Farm (now Willet Dairy); also developed business ventures in Guatemala, including a coffee plantation, a school, and an orphanage; art lover who enjoyed getting to know artists.

’71 MBA—David S. Ingalls of La Jolla, CA, March 16, 2023; owner/operator of three GolfTEC franchises; elementary school teacher, New Canaan Country School and Phoenix Country Day School; owner or part-owner of 20 restaurants in New Jersey, Westchester County, and Greenwich, CT; volunteer reader to homeless youth in San Diego; avid golfer; enjoyed international travel, tennis, the New York City art scene, and following New York professional sports; active in community affairs.

’71, BA ’74—Michael B. Sloan of Oakland, CA, March 16, 2023; avid trail hiker.

’73 JD—Richard J. Henry of Santa Maria, CA, August 2022; attorney.

’73 BS HE—Danielle Lombardo Trostorff of New Orleans, LA, April 30, 2023; healthcare and compliance law attorney, Baker Donelson law firm; named New Orleans Healthcare Law “Lawyer of the Year,” “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine, and to the list of Best Lawyers in America since 1993 and Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007; also engaged in extensive pro bono work; Class of 1973 correspondent and Reunion chair; avid tennis player and accomplished cook; enjoyed bridge, book club, music, entertaining, collecting art and antiques, following the New Orleans Saints, and summers at the Brantingham Lake, NY, cabin; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’74 BArch—Edward S. Levin of West Hollywood, CA, December 1, 2022; architect; principal, Levin-Morris Architects LLP; commissioner of historic preservation and member, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee; expert in city codes and state planning law; advocate for small businesses and green building; active in community affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’75 BA—Richard P. Linden of Andover, CT, and Venice, FL, April 16, 2023; chemistry teacher, RHAM Regional High School, Hebron, CT; hospital administrator; led nature walks in Florida preserves and tutored students online; avid hiker; enjoyed running, swimming, bicycling, and skiing. Sigma Nu.

’75 BA—Morton Newburgh of New York City, January 15, 2023; attorney in private practice and at Silverstein, Langer, Lipner & Newburgh; represented individuals in real estate, probate, trusts and estates, contracts, and civil litigation; advocate and pro bono lawyer for artists and numerous LGBTQ+ organizations; patron of the arts; political progressive; classical pianist; enjoyed summer weekends in Fire Island Pines; active in civic and community affairs.

’76 BA—Michele L. Gehshan of Bethesda, MD, March 31, 2023; certified executive and career coach; public health professional, working with state policymakers on issues affecting low-income women, children, and families including healthcare reform, dental health, behavioral health, Medicaid, juvenile justice, and prenatal care; editor at the Austin Sun; also worked for the Austin Rape Crisis Center; political activist; chair or member on several boards; avid reader and fiction writer; enjoyed international travel, kayaking, baking, and entertaining; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’76 MPS—Patrick J. Moreo of Sarasota, FL, March 24, 2023; award-winning administrator and professor of hospitality studies and hotel operations; dean, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee; associate dean and director of the graduate program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Hotel Administration; director, School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Oklahoma State University; consultant, PKF Consulting; manager, Howard Johnson Motor Lodges; food service manager, U.S. Navy; mentor and seminar leader; author; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’78 BS HE—Robert S. Abrams of Scarsdale, NY, November 7, 2022; internal medicine physician, Avenue Medical Associates; enjoyed art, music, reading, and comedy shows; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’78 MBA—Eric P. Rosenson of Livingston, NJ, December 28, 2022; executive recruiter, Ruderfer & Associates; pharmaceutical marketing professional; lacrosse coach; president, Livingston Junior Lancer Lacrosse Program, and committee member, Livingston Fields. Wife, Debbie Berlin-Rosenson ’78.


’81 BA—David M. Hunt of Grafton, NY, March 24, 2023; ecologist and botanist, specializing in oak trees; leading authority on the rare plants and habitats of the Rensselaer Plateau, helping to protect natural areas in Rensselaer County; preservationist. Ecology House.

’83 BS CALS, DVM ’88—Michele Ahearn Halstead of Knoxville, TN, February 3, 2021; veterinarian, Chilhowee Veterinary Clinic; also practiced in Upstate New York; enjoyed bicycling, hiking, beekeeping, and gardening.

’83 BS Hotel—Kevin P. Kearney of Oconomowoc, WI, formerly of Alton, NH, May 26, 2021; member of the hotel development team, InterContinental Hotels; executive VP of hotel development in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Marriott International Inc.; hotel consultant and feasibility analyst, Laventhol & Horwath; mentor; avid boater and sports fan; enjoyed international travel and the songs of Jackson Browne; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’84 BS Hotel—Scott M. Nichols of Northbrook IL, November 4, 2022; franchise licensing professional, Holiday Inn, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sears Holdings Corp., and other companies; member of several local political organizations; coached neighborhood soccer; avid Chicago Cubs fan and lifelong collector/seller of baseball cards; voracious reader of history and biographies; enjoyed campaigning and keeping up with international affairs and political issues.

’88 BS Hotel—Gary J. Mettus of Plainfield, IL, July 28, 2021; group controller, McGrath Automotive Group, Elgin, IL; expert marksman, mechanic, and racer; audiophile.


’91 MS, PhD ’96—Christopher B. Ogden of Frostburg, MD, May 22, 2023; freelance editor/reviewer of research manuscripts; biology laboratory exercises instructor and pre-medical course designer, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar; instructor for biology labs, Cornell University; guitar and keyboard player in numerous local bands; avid bicyclist; enjoyed rock and ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and genealogy.

’91 BArch—Elise E. Travers of New York City, September 4, 2019; endometriosis advocate and philanthropist; board member, Worldwide EndoMarch and Worldwide Endometriosis Day; active in professional affairs.

’93 BS Hotel—Winifred E. Larsen of Washington, DC, March 20, 2023; training manager and career development professional, Hilton Hotels; senior director of general studies, Hilton University, a continuing education platform in partnership with Guild Education; community volunteer and guide; advocate for social justice; avid reader and book collector; enjoyed international travel, national parks, and D.C. history and traditions; active in community affairs.

’93 BS ILR—Jenny Y. Lin of New Hyde Park, NY, August 28, 2022.


’01 DVM—Gregory M. Greene of Greenville, DE, May 1, 2023; small animal veterinarian, Brandywine Veterinary Hospital and other locations in Delaware; also interned at Wolf Park in Indiana, raising wolf pups and caring for the wolf pack and other animals; enjoyed international travel, snowboarding and skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving, geocaching, trapshooting, and beekeeping; active in professional affairs.

’04 BA—Kento Yasuhara of Guilford, CT, January 11, 2023; clinical and forensic psychologist; associate professor of psychology, University of New Haven; expert on the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system; academic writer; mentor; active in community and professional affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’08 BS HE—Raymond M. Sawada of Richmond, BC, April 10, 2023; professional firefighter, Burnaby, BC; AHL hockey player, Texas Stars, Manitoba Moose, and St. John’s IceCaps; also played on teams in Finland, Ireland, and Japan; enjoyed telling stories.

Editor’s note: Please submit notification of alumni deaths—including an obituary, if possible—to the University at cubio-deceased@cornell.edu. Once the University records an alumni death in its database, the relevant information is forwarded to Cornellians for inclusion in a future In Memoriam section.

Top: Photo by Noël Heaney / Cornell University.

Published July 1, 2023