July / August 2021

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’33 BA—Eugenia Gould Huntoon of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Bloomfield Village, MI, May 5, 2016; homemaker; theater director and producer; pianist; enjoyed travel and acting; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’39, BS Ag ’40—Alexander G. Yaxis of Amityville, NY, November 1, 2020; dairy technologist and consultant, Elmhurst Dairy; consultant, Honeywell Farms; veteran; enjoyed sailing.


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1940s

’41 BA—Sylvia Jaffe Abrams of Fairfax Station, VA, January 2, 2021; editor; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’42 BA, MD ’45—Donald S. Kent of Port Washington, NY, February 22, 2021; internist; cardiologist; associate professor of medicine, Cornell U. Medical College; consultant, Mount Sinai Hospital; active in alumni affairs.

’42 BA—Julian S. Saxe of Indialantic, FL, January 17, 2021; ophthalmologist; surgeon, Holmes Regional Medical Center; veteran; enjoyed sailing, skiing, and travel.

’42 BS, MS ’54—R. Allen Shotwell of Leesburg, FL, March 6, 2021; guidance counselor; taught agriculture at Union Springs Central School; veteran; fought at the Battle of the Bulge; member, Lions Club; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’44 BCE—Robert L. Pettigrew Jr. of Casper, WY, March 25, 2021; president and chairman, Western Oil and Tool Manufacturing Co.; also worked in real estate development and uranium exploration; served as city councilman and later as mayor, City of Casper; veteran; named Wyoming Small Businessperson of the Year; enjoyed learning, travel, and music; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.

’44 B Chem E—Malcolm R. Rankin of Bradford, PA, August 14, 2018; research chemical engineer, Kendall Motor Oil Refinery; founding president, Futures Rehabilitation Center; active in community and alumni affairs.

’44, BS ’47—Carl Yunker of Elba, NY, March 13, 2021; founder, CY Farms; president, Genesee County Farm Bureau; member, Genesee Valley BOCES board; helped establish Genesee Community College; enjoyed travel and flying; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta.

’45 MD—Charlotte Rush Brown of Providence, RI, February 4, 2021; pediatrician; faculty, NYU Medical College; Director of Health, New Canaan and Wilton health departments; served as a medical volunteer in Haiti, Africa, and the Middle East; sculptor; enjoyed the French language, travel, figure skating, kayaking, cycling, and sailing; active in community and religious affairs.

’46 BS HE—Nancy Mynott Davis of Princeton, NJ, February 16, 2021; writer; college adviser, Watkinson School; director of public affairs, Miss Porter’s School; journalist, Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle; active in alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’46, BS ’47—Fred W. Herlitz of Portland, OR, formerly of Irvington, NY, January 26, 2021; director, Pollard Bearings, RJ Dick, and Hewitt Robins Int’l; also worked at US Steel; veteran; served on the board of the Masters School and Phelps Memorial Hospital; active in community and professional affairs.

’46, BA ’49—Jack A. Hoffman of Ocean, NJ, March 31, 2021; associate chief chemist, Metropolitan Refining Co. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’46 BEE—Edward J. Raser of Monroe Township, NJ, January 8, 2021; electronics engineer, IBM; high school teacher; veteran; author; enjoyed genealogy, travel, and dancing.

’46—Mildred Northrop Wiseman of Niagara Falls, NY, May 27, 2019; flutist; instrumental and vocal music teacher; active in many local music ensembles; enjoyed dance roller skating and summers at Artpark in Western New York.

’46 BS HE—Harriet Parshall Wood of Virginia Beach, VA, December 27, 2020; home economics teacher; artist; served on the board of directors, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center and the Lynchburg Art Club; enjoyed golf; active in alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’47—Margaret Grodin Behrens of Cleveland, OH, June 10, 2020; teacher; head of home economics, Shaker Heights High School; served on the boards of the National Council of Jewish Women, Montefiore, and Women of Reform Judaism; award-winning floral designer; enjoyed golf, tennis, gardening, and breeding miniature poodles; active in community and religious affairs.

’47 BA—George R. Briggs of Chandler, AZ, February 16, 2021; physicist; research scientist, Radio Corp. of America; served in the US Army Corps of Engineers at Los Alamos during WWII; studied cosmology; active in religious affairs.

’47 BS Ag—Willis A. Wood of Cupertino, CA, January 17, 2021; VP, Agouron Inst.; director of microbiology, Salk Inst. Biotechnology/Industrial Assocs.; founder and president, Neogen Corp.; director, Gilford Instrument Laboratories; professor and chair, Dept. of Biochemistry, Michigan State U.; also taught at the U. of Illinois; veteran; president, American Society for Microbiology; recipient of the Eli Lilly Award. Alpha Zeta.

’48 BA—Francis X. Fleming of Sewickley, PA, December 27, 2020; financial adviser; veteran; enjoyed golf, football, and basketball; active in religious affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’48 BA—Murray Rucker of Beverly Hills, CA, December 9, 2020; worked in the textile industry; president, Concord Fabrics West; cofounder, BLENDS; also worked for Cohn-Hall-Marx Co.; veteran; founding member of Watermargin, the first interracial and interreligious fraternity in America.

’49 BA—Ross L. Heald of Jackson, NH, January 25, 2021; worked in the insurance industry; treasurer and director, Beebe, Blakely and Forbes; veteran; chairman of the board of selectmen, Town of Jackson; director, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Rotarian; conservationist; enjoyed hiking, golfing, skiing, and birding; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha.

’49 BS—James J. Jackson III of Shaker Heights, OH, March 8, 2020; worked for Sohio, IBM, and American Greetings; veteran; docent for auto and art museums; enjoyed painting and tennis. Sigma Chi.

’49 BA—Lois Jaeger Northrop of Fishers, IN, December 8, 2020; research psychologist, US Office of Personnel Management; helped develop the FAA’s air traffic controller exam; enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, quilting, and cats; active in religious affairs. Husband, Theodore G. Northrop, MS ’49.

’49 BA—James H. Orr Jr. of Dover, MA, January 17, 2021; financial analyst; co-founder, Health Care Analysts of Boston; president, Boston Security Analysts Society; also worked at Colonial Management Assocs.; researcher, Arthur D. Little Inc.; honorary member, Corp. of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; enjoyed golf and building scale models; active in community affairs.

’49 MS HE—Dorothy Peck Smith of Shelburne Falls, MA, March 12, 2019; homemaker; helped run the family apple farm, Apex Orchards, alongside her husband; also worked for the Farmers Home Administration; Cub Scout den mother and 4-H leader; Sunday school teacher; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’49—Jean James Weigle of Great Barrington, MA, December 31, 2020; owner, Odyssey II Boarding Kennels; worked in retail; helped manage Four Ways dairy farm along with her husband; Cub Scout den mother; accomplished seamstress and carpenter; enjoyed figure skating, cross country skiing, and tennis.

’49—Naomi “Terry” Krum Werner of Tucson, AZ, January 21, 2021; attorney; author; professional model; fashion coordinator; enjoyed singing opera.


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1950s

’50, BS Ag ’51—Gerald D. Frank of Hatfield, MA, 2020; secretary and treasurer, Electrical Instrument Service.

’50—Marilen Tarleton Plumer of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Damariscotta, ME, December 8, 2017; realtor. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’51 BA—William H. Crosson of Marlborough, MA, February 2, 2021; consulting actuary; director, Executive Pension Group; actuary, Equitable Life Insurance Co.; instructor, US Naval Academy; veteran. Cayuga Lodge.

’51 BA, PhD ’58—Mary Osborn Gallwey of Seattle, WA, August 6, 2020; department chair of home economics and university ombudsman, Washington State U.; researched early childhood education in migrant populations; developed Cooperative Extension programs to address poverty. Alpha Xi Delta.

’51 BA—Jane Haskins Marcham of Ithaca, NY, February 26, 2021; journalist; editor, Ithaca Journal; co-ran the Glastonbury Citizen alongside her husband, John ’50; worked at Women’s Wear Daily; winner of a 1990 NYS Associated Press award; VP, Class of 1951; longtime member of the Ithaca Planning & Development Board; volunteer, History Center in Tompkins County; enjoyed travel, family history, gardening, music, art, and cooking; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’51 BA—Thomas E. Merrill of Farmington, NH, December 16, 2020; technical adviser, Kraft Foods; chemist, Sheffield Chemical Co.; Rotarian; enjoyed fishing, camping in the Adirondacks, building canoes, and singing; active in community and religious affairs. Cayuga Lodge.

’51, BCE ’52—James J. O’Brien of Riverton, NJ, December 31, 2020; engineer; construction management consultant; founder and CEO, O’Brien-Kreitzberg & Assocs.; president, MCD Systems; founding partner and executive VP, Meridian Engineering; member, Nat’l Academy of Engineering; author of numerous textbooks on construction management; veteran; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’51 MBA—George M. Roudebush III of Bainbridge Island, WA, and Chardon, OH, March 4, 2021; founder, Guardian Fence and Brown Fence companies; also worked for Kaiser Aluminum; competitive athlete; masters track and field champion; veteran; awarded the Purple Heart; named a Knight of the French Legion of Honor for his service in WWII; enjoyed playing the bagpipes.

’51 BA—Betty Goldsmith Stacey of Washington, DC, April 1, 2021; docent, Washington Nat’l Cathedral; enjoyed genealogy; active in alumni affairs.

’51 BS Nurs—Phyllis Miller Stern of Yardley, PA, 2017.

’51 BA—Guy T. Warfield III of Towson, MD, February 22, 2021; former president, Aetna Fdn.; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’51, BEP ’52—Martin S. Zucker of Miami, FL, December 14, 2020; researcher, Brookhaven Nat’l Laboratory; taught physics at Queens College, Stony Brook U., and Suffolk County Community College; also worked at the Int’l Atomic Energy Agency; invented methods of detecting and tracking nuclear materials; enjoyed gardening, photography, diving, and sailing; active in religious affairs.

’52, BME ’53, MS ’59—Arthur W. Gardiner of Algood, TN, February 12, 2021; associate professor of mechanical engineering, Tennessee Tech; also worked at Hughes Aircraft; veteran; avid steam engine designer and builder; enjoyed thermodynamics, teaching, and good conversation.

’52 BA—Richard B. Reichart of Princeton, NJ, October 6, 2020; president, Precision Research Instruments for Sales Management; program administrator, IBM; active in alumni affairs. Watermargin.

’52-54 SP Ag—David E. Shephard of Morrisville, NY, formerly of Cazenovia, NY, December 16, 2020; town clerk, Town of Fenner; partner, Shephard Brothers farm; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed gardening, travel, camping, and sailing; active in religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’53 LLB—John R. Edds of Palm City, FL, December 27, 2020; senior finance executive, Citibank; treasurer, Travelers; veteran; also worked at Primerica and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; veteran; enjoyed reading, travel, and the arts.

’53 BS, MST ’71—Robert A. Howell of Avon Park, FL, December 29, 2020; science teacher, Hammondsport Central School District; also taught agriculture at Andes Central High School; junior varsity basketball coach; enjoyed travel, golf, card games, and Bingo; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’53 BS ILR—William R. Landmesser of Kennett Square, PA, December 16, 2020; employee relations manager; worked at ICI Americas Inc., TIMET, and Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp.; veteran; member, Lions Club; enjoyed reading, oil painting, and summers in the Adirondacks; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’53, BME ’54—Gordon B. Lankton of Worcester, MA, March 7, 2021; owner and CEO, Nypro Inc.; general manager of plastics division, Stanley Tools; plastics technologist, DuPont; author; veteran; collector of fine art, war posters, and model cars; founded the Museum of Russian Icons; active in community and professional affairs. Beta Theta Pi. Wife, Janet Kilby Lankton ’53.

’54 MS HE—Michael I. Chiang of Alpine, NJ, July 25, 2018; businessman.

’54 BS Nurs—Jane Connell Cleary of New York City, August 19, 2019.

’54 DVM, PhD—Robert W. Dellers of Blacksburg, VA, March 1, 2021; veterinarian; worked at Cornell U., Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; enjoyed gardening, lighthouses, and cats.

’54 BA, MBA ’58, JD ’59—David A. Dewey of Greenwich, CT, February 4, 2021; investment manager; VP, Dillon, Read & Co.; senior marketing executive, Alliance Capital Management, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Trust Co. of the West, and Federal Street Partners; lawyer; veteran; enjoyed travel, gardening, and collecting model trains and toy soldiers. Sigma Pi.

’54 MS—Janet Bell Barhydt Garber, July 17, 2018; professor of biology and pre-nursing, Harbor College; also taught at UCLA; conservationist; former commissioner, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; enjoyed music, dancing, sailing, art, and travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’54-55 GR—Otto A. Heck of Raritan Township, NJ, February 4, 2021; biologist; professor of biology, Trenton State College; program director for nature study courses, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; studied corn snakes and great horned owls; also taught high school science and biology; veteran; active with the Environmental Protection Agency of New Jersey; conservationist; enjoyed nature, reading, playing cards, and hiking; active in community and professional affairs.

’54 BA—Brenda L. Lopez of Overland Park, KS, February 4, 2021; retired advertising manager; worked for W.T. Grant and Kmart; homemaker; avid reader and football fan; active in alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’54-55 GR—Katharine Whitehorn Lyall of London, UK, January 8, 2021; journalist; columnist for the Observer; also wrote for Saga Magazine, the Guardian, and Picture Post; author; adviser, Inst. for Global Ethics; rector, St. Andrews U.; received the Women Who Make a Difference award from the Int’l Women’s Forum.

’54 BA—Jordon L. Pecile of Mystic, CT, January 14, 2021; writer; professor of writing, US Coast Guard Academy; associate professor at Trinity College and Mount Holyoke College; also taught at the U. of Iowa, Princeton U., and the US Naval Academy; Fulbright lecturer and scholar; veteran; enjoyed reading, fine dining, and travel.

’54-55 GR—Ivan Stern of Baltimore, MD, December 29, 2020; real estate developer and investor; instructor, U. of Maryland; consultant for NASA; founder, Avir Corp.; worked for the US Air Force in the early years of the space program; also served in the Israeli military; member of the American Technion Society national board of directors; enjoyed art, architecture, classical music, tennis, and skiing; active in community and religious affairs. Wife, Gala Silbernweit Stern, MA ’56.

’54—Elinor Keiser Uhrig of Chesterfield, VA, February 10, 2021; homemaker; substitute teacher; Girl Scout leader; active in community and religious affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’54 BS HE—Jeannette Picciano Wood of Woodway, WA, January 9, 2021; Washington state senator; legislator, Washington House of Representatives; mayor of Woodway, WA; Rotarian; member, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees; advocate for women’s rights; seamstress; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Delta.

’55, BA ’56—Edward M. Cameron III of Hollywood, FL, August 3, 2020. Delta Phi.

’55 BA—Richard F. Grossman of Bethlehem, PA, February 1, 2021; consultant in the polymer and synthetic rubber industry; technical director, Halstab; also worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable, Polymer Services Inc., Polysar, and the Hammond Group; testified as an expert polymer witness in the 2000 Florida election hanging chads case; patentholder; veteran; enjoyed reading, travel, and the arts; active in professional affairs.

’55 BA, LLB ’57—Paul T. Kalinich of Glen Ellyn, IL, March 19, 2021; attorney for the Village of Glen Ellyn; corporate counsel; youth sports coach; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed golf, bridge, reading, skiing, cycling, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’55—Barbara Lawrence Kimsey of Eckert, CO, January 21, 2021; homemaker; performed in a clown troupe; enjoyed reading, needlepoint, Bingo, and league bowling; active in community affairs.

’55 BS ILR—Mordecai J. Kolko of Pittsford, NY, February 7, 2021; executive director, RMA Kolko; veteran; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’55 BA—Erik W. Landberg of Reston, VA, February 23, 2021; VP, Merrill Lynch; veteran; trustee, Nature Conservancy; past president, Cornell Club of Washington, DC; active in community and alumni affairs. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’55 BS HE—Virginia Wallace Panzer of Summit, NJ, February 6, 2021; worked in real estate development; real estate agent; class correspondent, Class of 1955; University Council life member; 2011 recipient of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award; treasurer, League of Women Voters of New Jersey; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’55 BS HE—Nancy Ruh Stevens of San Francisco, CA, May 2020. Pi Beta Phi.

’56 BA—Joseph L. Bograd of Pompton Lakes, NJ, February 17, 2021; CEO and owner, Bograd’s Fine Furniture; enjoyed good food.

’56 MS—Peter H. Burleigh of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, January 9, 2021; chemist; worked for Diamond General Development Corp., General Electric, Mobay, Ford Motor Co., and Velsicol Chemical Co.; author; patentholder; studied Native American culture, art, and history; conservationist; enjoyed skiing, golf, hockey, travel, and the Rocky Mountains.

’56 BA—Michael J. Fellner of Bedminster, NJ, November 8, 2020; dermatologist; clinical professor of dermatology, New York Medical College and Mount Sinai Medical Center; author; enjoyed performing standup comedy, painting, writing music, and his dogs; active in alumni affairs.

’56 MILR—Peter P. Fornal of East Greenwich, RI, January 1, 2021; human resources consultant; VP of personnel, Motorola; also worked for American Cyanamid, CIBA-Geigy, Hasbro, Bradford Soap, and Log on America; taught at Cornell U., Bryant U., the U. of Rhode Island, and New Haven U.; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’56, BME ’57—Robert A. Hutchins of Enfield, CT, formerly of Longmeadow, MA, February 14, 2021; career mechanical engineer, draftsman, and administrator, Hutchins Tool & Engineering; served as president of the Cornell Club of Western Massachusetts; accomplished golfer; also enjoyed cross country skiing, swimming, platform tennis, travel, and singing; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Wife, Susan Howe Hutchins ’57.

’56—Barbara Tepperman Kelly of Carrboro, NC, February 5, 2021; freelance editor; created custom publications for environmental and engineering corporations; adjunct professor in English writing and literature, UMass; enjoyed nature, music, literature, baseball, and kindness; active in religious affairs.

’56—Kathryn Huxtable Lewis of Tyrone, PA, December 7, 2020; pediatrician, Tyrone Hospital; taught ambulatory pediatrics at the U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; pediatric clinic director, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital; also taught at Case Western Reserve U.; member, Kiwanis; Sunday school teacher and youth leader; active in community and religious affairs.

’56 BA—Robert A. Melter of Southampton, NY, April 11, 2021; professor and chair of mathematics, Long Island U.; Fulbright professor at the U. of Niamey in Niger and the Nat’l U. of the Ivory Coast; worked for the Nat’l Research Council in Bucharest, Romania; author; volunteer, American Mathematics Society; enjoyed crossword puzzles, the arts, and learning languages.

’56 LLB—Alan Parsons of Elmira, NY, February 3, 2021; attorney; veteran; competitive sailor; enjoyed square dancing, stamp collecting, and gardening; active in community and religious affairs.

’56 BA—Barbara Lang Stern of Pound Ridge, NY, and New York City, January 11, 2021; author; Vogue columnist; VP, the Rowland Co.; also worked for the Theatre Guild; competitive equestrian; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Beta Kappa.

’57-58 SP Ag—Grahame T. Arnott of Grimsby, ON, January 12, 2021; worked in architecture; professor; watercolor painter; enjoyed art, musicals, photography, travel, flying, and storytelling.

’57 DVM—Anthony Palminteri of Franklin Lakes, NJ, November 10, 2020; veterinarian; founder, Oradell Animal Hospital; taught personal defense classes at the Bergen County Police Academy; enjoyed martial arts, boating, fishing, and music; active in professional affairs.

’58 PhD—Richard R. Addiss Jr. of Bedford, MA, April 3, 2019; physicist; worked for Solar Power Corp., Itek Corp., and RCA; served on the IEEE Subcommittee on Photovoltaic Energy Systems.

’58-59 SP Ag—Francis V. Aubertine of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Clayton, NY, January 11, 2021; dairy farmer; school bus driver; veteran.

’58, LLB ’63—Frederick Beck Jr. of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 17, 2021; attorney; special counsel to the commissioner, NYS Workers Compensation Board; assistant district attorney, Tompkins County; also worked for the NYS Electric & Gas Corp.; veteran; avid golfer; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’58 LLB—Bruce O. Becker of Boynton Beach, FL, December 23, 2020; business executive; attorney; enjoyed golf; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’58 BA—Peter I. Bermas of Sleepy Hollow, NY, formerly of Great Neck, NY, November 23, 2020; attorney; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’58 BA, MD ’62—Robert W. Brennan of Cornwall, PA, March 17, 2020; neurologist; professor of neurology, Penn State U.; active in alumni affairs.

’58 MD—Arnold G. “Gill” Diethelm of Mountain Brook, AL, January 28, 2021; surgeon; cattle rancher; professor and chair, Dept. of Surgery, Medical College of Alabama; performed the first kidney transplant in the State of Alabama in 1968; also studied transplant immunology under Nobel Laureate Sir Peter Medawar; author; enjoyed football.

’58 MA—Marianne Brish Evett of Arlington, MA, February 4, 2021; theater critic; professor of English, Cleveland Inst. of Art; journalist at Vogue, president of the American Theater Critics Assn.; philanthropist; avid supporter of the performing arts; advocate for social and environmental justice; enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, dancing, travel, and theater; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’58 MRP—Laurence C. Gerckens of Hilliard, OH, January 9, 2021; professor emeritus and director of the School of Architecture, Ohio State U.; also taught architecture at Montana State U. and Arizona State U.; advocate for social justice; enjoyed camping, travel, and animals; active in professional affairs.

’58 BS Ag—Steven C. Gibson of Boyds, MD, January 20, 2021; transit consultant; senior program analyst, Litton Computer Services; computer programmer/systems analyst, NYS Dept. of Transportation; teacher; veteran; Boy Scout leader; enjoyed reading, music festivals, and travel; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’58 BS HE—Miriam Smith Hardy of Middlebury, VT, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 18, 2021; program coordinator, Tompkins County Senior Citizens Council (now Lifelong); caseworker; teacher; president, Ithaca Lions Club; helped found the first community food pantry in Trumansburg; enjoyed theater and opera; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’58 BS Ag—William E. Reid of Rock City Falls, NY, January 22, 2021; plant manager, Stewarts; veteran; fire commissioner and life member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Dept.; Mason; enjoyed camping, hunting, gardening, and travel; active in community affairs.

’58—Elizabeth Owlett Seidel of Rochester, NY, January 2021.

’58 BS Hotel—Edward J. Taylor of San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2021; VP of operations, North American Intelecom; retired colonel, US Army; product manager for the TAMIS Project; senior medical staff officer for the Office of the Command Surgeon, United States European Command; volunteered with the Census Bureau; enjoyed golf, cruises, and skiing; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’59—Arnold R. Beiles of New York City, February 5, 2021; lecturer in accounting, College of Staten Island; certified public accountant; served on the board of the Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Jewish Community Center, and Congregation B’nai Jeshurun; avid baseball card collector; enjoyed dancing, running, skiing, jazz, swimming, and the New York Yankees; active in community and religious affairs.

’59 MS—John J. Brehm of Doylestown, PA, January 16, 2021; professor of physics, UMass, Amherst; assistant professor, Northwestern U.; specialist in high energy particle physics and chaos theory; enjoyed photography, basketball, theater, and movies.

’59 BA—John A. Copland of Ottawa, ON, December 20, 2020; head of aid, Canadian Int’l Development Agency; world traveler; mentor; enjoyed reading, history, and puzzles.

’59 BA—Judith Bellemore Spehar of El Prado, NM, February 14, 2021; director of adult education programs, Westchester County, NY; worked for IBM; taught at North Carolina College and SUNY Cortland; active in the Native Plant Society of New Mexico; enjoyed organic gardening, gourmet cooking, and reading; active in community and religious affairs.

’59-60 GR—Mary Kauffman Vaughn of Charlottesville, VA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, January 1, 2021; homemaker; active in community and religious affairs.


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1960s

’60 JD—John M. Carter Sr. of Wellesley Island, April 24, 2021; attorney in private practice; enjoyed racing cars, boating, flying, photography, and boat building.

’60 MS—Onally A. Chinwala of Allentown, NJ, January 27, 2021; research director, personal products division, Johnson & Johnson; enjoyed exercise and good food.

’60 BA, LLB ’64—Richard A. Lang Jr. of Burlington, VT, January 9, 2021; attorney; teacher; Rotarian; chairman, Burlington Planning Board; enjoyed boating, reading, and history; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Phi. Wife, Nancy Carvajal Lang ’64.

’60-61 GR—Arthur N. Smith of Horseheads, NY, January 30, 2021; former social studies teacher, Horseheads Central School District; served on the Elmira City Council and the Horseheads Village Board; host of “The Senior Notebook,” a local TV show; enjoyed M&Ms and the Buffalo Bills; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’60 BA—David N. Smith of Bedford, MA, December 17, 2020; taught history and economics at Fisher College; also taught ancient and American history at Tilton School; high school football, hockey, and track coach; mentor; enjoyed singing and music.

’60 MBA—Dick J. Wollmar of Durham, NH, February 5, 2021; captain, Delta Air Lines; commander and pilot, US Navy; organic farmer; co-founded the Portsmouth Farmers Market; advocate for land conservation and cooperative farming; active in professional and religious affairs.

’61 JD—Reginald J. “Jim” Christie of Anchorage, AK, August 29, 2020; attorney; assistant district attorney, State of Alaska; veteran; enjoyed skiing, boating, driving his vintage convertible, and dogs.

’61-62 GR—Raymond E. Henzlik of Muncie, IN, February 6, 2021; professor of physiology, Ball State U.; helped design the Dept. of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State U.; also taught at Nebraska Wesleyan U., U. of Nebraska, and Texas A&M U.; science education superintendent, U. of Nebraska Teachers College; high school biology and chemistry teacher; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’61—James G. Jacquette of Mystic, CT, January 19, 2021; VP of investment and assistant branch manager, Wachovia Securities; VP of investments, Morgan Stanley; financial adviser, Dean Witter; also worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and IBM; veteran; enjoyed golf, travel, gardening, and the New York Times crossword puzzle; active in professional and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’61—John L. Palmer of Hebron, CT, December 15, 2020; regional VP of sales, Pacific States Transport Inc.; veteran; member, Elks Club; enjoyed sailing.

’61 BS Hotel—John P. Treadwell of Chevy Chase, MD, February 3, 2021; director of food service, US Senate and US House of Representatives; general manager, Ridgewell’s Caterer; VP, Guest Services; president and CEO, Movable Feast; partner, Optimum Hospitality Services; active in professional and alumni affairs. Delta Phi.

’61-62 GR—Lewis D. Vaughns of Savannah, GA, December 30, 2020; school administrator; social worker; teacher; veteran; recipient of the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award in 2004 and 2008; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’62 BS Ag—Stanley J. Beaver of Burdett, NY, January 15, 2021; owner, Stillman’s Greenhouse & Garden Center; enjoyed bowling, fishing, and golf. Wife, Sharie Werick Beaver ’64.

’62 BS Hotel—Robert B. Bernhard of Corvallis, OR, March 11, 2021; director of the College Inn at Oregon State U.; director of food service, Ohio State U., the College of William & Mary, SUNY Stony Brook, and Northern Arizona U.; veteran; member, Kiwanis; Boy Scout leader; enjoyed volunteering, the outdoors, and the New York Yankees; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau. Wife, Margaret Maguire Bernhard ’64.

’62 MD—Edwin Ettinger of North Palm Beach, FL, February 26, 2021; cardiologist; veteran.

’62—Thomas F. Gerlitz of Goshen, NY, February 15, 2021; director of housing, US Dept. of Agriculture; enjoyed wood carving, golf, bowling, horseshoes, and yardwork.

’62—George M. Markle of Middlesex, NJ, February 2, 2021; professor and regulatory entomologist, Rutgers U.; coordinator of the Middlesex Office of Emergency Management; veteran; president, Middlesex Jaycees; Scout leader; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’63 MPA—Roger K. Brown of Saratoga Springs, NY, January 9, 2021; administrator, Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home; CEO, Leonard Hospital; administrator, Geneva General and Champlain Valley Physicians hospitals; veteran; pianist; enjoyed the New York Yankees, reading, and American history; active in professional affairs.

’63 BA, MD ’67—Kermit W. Dewey of Dartmouth, MA, February 11, 2021; director, Lafayette Federal Savings Bank; radiologist for the US Navy and Charlton Memorial Hospital; volunteer, New Bedford Whaling Museum Library; enjoyed sailing, traveling the world, playing music, and singing.

’63 BS Hotel—Christopher R. LeSourd of Anacortes, WA, February 19, 2021; restaurant and hospitality industry consultant; certified public accountant; president and CEO, Skipper’s Inc.; VP of operations and VP of finance, Lum’s Restaurant Corp.; enjoyed reading, cooking, sailing, and skiing; active in alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’63 BA—Joel H. Sachs of Yonkers, NY, January 24, 2021; environmental and land use lawyer; adjunct professor and director of the Municipal Law Resource Center, Pace U. School of Law; attorney for the Town of Greenburgh; assistant attorney general, State of New York; deputy chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau, NYS Office of the Attorney General; enjoyed sports, travel, history, and the arts; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Epsilon.

’63, BEP ’64—Walter A. Snow Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, May 21, 2020; senior computer scientist, IRS; also worked for Honeywell Information Systems.

’64, BEE ’65, ME ’66—Robert C. Gray of Newton, MA, January 1, 2021; founder, RobertGrayDirect; research VP, Int’l Data Corp.; also worked for Sanders Assocs. and Digital Equipment Corp.; enjoyed travel and culture; active in alumni affairs. Triangle.

’64 BA—Barbara Brase Klankowski of Coronado, CA, January 14, 2021; travel agent; worked for Pan Am; teacher; visited all seven continents; active in alumni affairs.

’64, BS Ag ’66—Eugene R. Kunit of Hernando, FL, January 23, 2021; landscape architect; owner, Gene Kunit & Assocs.; competitive powerlifter; painter; enjoyed golf and nature. Sigma Nu.

’65 BS, ME ’66, MBA ’67—Len Cronk of Eastchester, NY, August 21, 2020; independent consultant; senior VP, Manley Marketing Inc.; worked at Fulcrum Int’l; VP, Merrill Lynch & Co. Fdn.; VP of sales, Kidder, Peabody & Co.; VP, Care Holding Corp.; enjoyed boating, tennis, singing, and playing the trumpet; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’65 BA—Linda Fisher of New York City, March 2021; consultant; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’65 BS Ag—Marvin R. Foster of Pomona, CA, January 27, 2021; truck salesman for Ford, Peck Road Truck Center, and Peterbilt Heavy Duty Trucks; potato farmer; Rotarian; member of the Pomona Historical Society; enjoyed history, crossword puzzles, “Wheel of Fortune,” and “Jeopardy!”; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’65 BCE, ME ’66—Albert L. Grover of Hacienda Heights, CA, October 17, 2019; transportation engineering consultant; president and CEO, Albert Grover & Assocs.; consultant at Mohle, Grover & Assocs.; active in alumni affairs.

’65 BA, MD ’69—Robert T. Leshner of San Diego, CA, February 12, 2021; professor of pediatrics and neurology, U. of California, San Diego, and George Washington U. School of Medicine; director of the Neuromuscular Medicine Program at Children’s Nat’l Medical Center; staff pediatric neurologist, Children’s Hospital of Richmond; consultant in neurology, McGuire V.A. Medical Center; professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Clinic, VCU School of Medicine; veteran; Cub Scout leader; avid equestrian and fox hunter; enjoyed travel, running, and the outdoors; active in professional and alumni affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’65-66 GR—Ronald R. Lilienthal of Coos Bay and Woodburn, OR, January 21, 2021; department chair and professor of chemistry, Southwestern Oregon Community College; president of the faculty senate; veteran; president, Oregon Federation of Teachers; avid fisherman; enjoyed boating, camping, skiing, gardening, bridge, and travel; active in community and professional affairs.

’65 BS Ag—Rosley Donaldson McFarlane of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, January 25, 2021; preschool operator; early childhood teacher, New York City Board of Education; training coordinator, Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA; training officer, Kingston and St. Andrew Corp.; also taught at Central Branch Elementary School; Episcopal chaplain; active in community and religious affairs.

’65 BS Nurs—Ruth Roehm Pease of Moraga, CA, February 18, 2021; nurse; educator; professor and faculty coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, California State U., Dominguez Hills; also worked as staff development coordinator; helped develop Lamorinda Adult Respite Center; pianist and flutist; enjoyed parties, modern art, travel, and putting on puppet shows with her grandchildren; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’65—David L. Soles of Pentwater, MI, December 21, 2020; co-founder and former CEO, Houk & Soles software company; instructor and founder of the hotel and restaurant program, West Shore Community College; certified public accountant; active in religious affairs. Kappa Alpha. Wife, Elizabeth Hiscock Soles ’66.

’65 MS Ag—Eugene L. Stillions Jr. of Springfield, VA, September 15, 2019; chairman of the board of directors, America’s Pride Inc.; VP, Nat’l Industries for the Severely Handicapped Inc.; retired major general, US Army; advocate for veterans and people with disabilities; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’65 BS Ag—Nan Epstein Strauss of Oakland, CA, October 27, 2020; worked in healthcare administration at Stanford Radiation Oncology; active in alumni affairs.

’66 PhD—Frances E. Donelson of East Lansing, MI, January 5, 2021; professor of psychology, Michigan State U.; enjoyed reading and gardening.

’66 BA—Paul D. Mlotok of University Park, FL, March 25, 2021; director, Global Business Network; principal and oil industry analyst, Morgan Stanley & Co.; served as an adviser to the US Dept. of State, the CIA, and various OPEC oil ministers; VP and international oil analyst, Salomon Bros.; also worked at CJ Lawrence; taught economics at the U. of Rhode Island Marine Biology School; Rotarian; director, Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee; active in community and alumni affairs.

’66 MD—Stewart S. Richmond of Bedford, NH, January 10, 2021; physician; worked in the internal medicine department, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; helped establish the hospital’s first satellite clinic; veteran; volunteered at the indigent clinic at Catholic Medical Center; enjoyed running, cycling, hiking, golf, skiing, and travel; active in community and professional affairs. Sigma Xi.

’67 PhD—Michael E. Bradley of Columbia, MD, December 17, 2020; professor emeritus, chairman of the economics department, and director of international programs, U. of Maryland, Baltimore County; also taught economics at Penn State U.; author; mentor; lacrosse and soccer coach; active in community affairs.

’67 MEd—Charles H. Goodrich Jr. of Syracuse, NY, January 1, 2021; teacher, Kenmore West Senior High School; veteran; avid writer and photographer; enjoyed sports, music, and travel; active in community affairs.

’67 BA—Jacqueline A. Hoeppner-Freitas of Garden Valley, CA, March 7, 2021; attorney; served in the reserve unit of the Oakland Police Force; taught English as a second language at the U. of California, Berkeley; campaigned for workers’ rights; high school English teacher; animal lover; enjoyed football, baseball, and cribbage; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’67 BS Ag, MA ’71—John T. “Tim” Komonchak of New Windsor, NY, February 3, 2021; director of guidance, Tappan Zee High School; guidance counselor, South Orangetown Central School District; pianist; enjoyed travel. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’67 BS Nurs—Janet Buzalski Silliman of High Bridge, NJ, January 31, 2021; registered nurse with certification in oncology; founding member of the local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society; enjoyed music, quilting, and cooking; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’68 MBA—Walter F. Evans of Rockledge, FL, April 16, 2021; tutor; pharmaceutical sales representative; chemical engineer; enjoyed baseball, football, track, and his Boston terriers; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Theta.

’68 BA—Robyn Cooper Greene of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, August 2, 2017; attorney; active in alumni affairs.

’68 JD—Jeffrey C. Miller of Norwalk, CT, February 15, 2021; assistant general counsel, Northeast Utilities; attorney; veteran; enjoyed tennis, golf, reading, playing cards, and landscaping.

’69 JD—Edmund V. Caplicki Jr. of Long Beach Island, NJ, formerly of LaGrange, NY, December 19, 2020; attorney; general counsel to John Arborio Inc. and Dutchess Quarry & Supply; town justice, LaGrange, NY; colonel, US Army; president, Dutchess County Magistrates Assn.; enjoyed tennis, golf, and golden retrievers.

’69—Barbara Young Getchell of Nags Head, NC, February 25, 2018; therapist; director, Beach Counseling & Consulting; worked with the Dare County and Currituck County school systems on juvenile first offender court programs; also worked for a domestic violence shelter.

’69 BS Ag, MBA ’77—John F. Murphy of West Chester, PA, February 4, 2021; professor, Villanova U. School of Law and U. of Kansas Law School; worked for the Office of the Legal Adviser, US Dept. of State; counsel for investment firms; received the 2011 Louis B. Sohn Award for Public Int’l Law; author; mentor; enjoyed tennis, dancing, the arts, reading, and travel; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’69 BA—Horace R. “Richie” Wait III of Webster, NY, February 20, 2021; professional sailor; alpine ski racing coach, Penfield High School; worked for Optical Gaging Products; sailmaker, Haarstick Sailmakers; teacher and lacrosse coach, Fenn School; sailing instructor. Alpha Delta Phi.


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1970s

’70 JD—Martin D. Begleiter of Clive, IA, March 11, 2021; professor, Drake U. Law School; attorney specializing in wills and trusts; member, American Law Inst. and the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel; author; received the President’s Award from the Iowa State Bar Assn.; enjoyed birdwatching, college sports, golf, travel, and the Cleveland Browns; active in professional affairs. Wife, Ronni Frankel Begleiter ’69.

’70 PhD—David B. Chandler of Orleans, MA, formerly of Honolulu, HI, December 31, 2020; professor of sociology and director of the Program on Conflict Resolution, U. of Hawaii; volunteer mediator, Mediation Center of the Pacific; founding member of the Neighborhood Justice Center of Hawaii; talented potter and woodworker; enjoyed tennis. Wife, Susan Meyers Chandler ’67.

’70 PhD—Frederick K. Errington of Amherst, MA, January 9, 2021; anthropologist; distinguished professor, Trinity College, Amherst College, Keene State College, and Mount Holyoke College; also held appointments at the U. of Western Ontario, Australian National U., and U. of Auckland; co-wrote seven books on anthropology alongside his wife; naturalist; loved cars, tools, comfort food, and haute cuisine.

’70 BS Ag—Richard H. Harding of Lee Center, NY, February 15, 2021; acting prison superintendent, Marcy Correctional Facility, NYS Dept. of Correctional Services; veteran; enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting coins and stamps. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’70 PhD—Victor W. Kaczynski of Scottsdale, AZ, January 22, 2021; fisheries and water consultant; environmental director, CH2M Hill; president, Beak Consultants; environmental director with Texas Instruments at the Indian Head Nuclear Power Plant; assistant professor of oceanography, U. of Washington; analyst, National Security Agency; past president, American Fisheries Society; enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.

’70—Douglas J. Madea of Lancaster, PA, January 23, 2021; minister; co-pastor of Crown of Life Fellowship alongside his wife; author; helped to found orphanages internationally; musician and composer; advocate for the poor; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’71 JD—Stanley L. Kantor of Pawleys Island, SC, February 23, 2021; corporate lawyer; professor and director of graduate business programs, Touro College; also worked for the NYS Office of the Attorney General; enjoyed golf, New York sports teams, and reading science fiction; active in alumni affairs.

’71 BS Ag, PhD ’78—Lani S. Stephenson of Newfield, NY, and Jensen Beach, FL, March 10, 2021; associate professor of nutrition, Cornell U.; professor, Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology; researched the link between parasitic infections and malnutrition in developing countries.

’72 BS, ME ’73—Peter J. Bankert of Ann Arbor, MI, December 31, 2020; manager, Oakwood Group; also worked at Occidental Petroleum and Parker Chemical Co.; enjoyed politics, travel, golf, and making art with his grandchildren; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa. Wife, Mary Alice Curry Bankert ’75.

’72—Andrew V. Deak of Bethlehem, PA, February 9, 2021; electrical engineer for Jacobs Engineering; department head, Tectonic; VP of the Somerville Jaycees; enjoyed the New York Mets, golf, and softball.

’72 PhD—E. James Harner Jr. of Morgantown, WV, February 9, 2021; professor and chair of the statistics department, West Virginia U., Morgantown; software consultant; enjoyed travel.

’72 BS Ag, MBA ’74—Glen C. Mueller of New Hyde Park, NY, March 4, 2021; university auditor and chief audit executive, Cornell U.; VP for audit, compliance, and information security, Scripps Health; director of auditing, Cornell U.; director of internal audit and chief information officer, Stanford U.; VP of audit services, Stanford Healthcare; professional lacrosse player; inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’73 PhD—Robert A. Buhrman of Pittsford, NY, April 13, 2021; professor of applied and engineering physics, Cornell U.; also served as senior vice provost for research and VP for technology transfer and intellectual property at Cornell; mentor; active in professional and alumni affairs. Wife, Karen Fimbel Buhrman, MS ’70.

’73 BS HE—Barbara Salvati Frantz of Connoquenessing Township, PA, February 8, 2021; elementary school principal for the Big Beaver Falls and the Butler area school districts; executive director, Riverview Children’s Center; elementary school teacher; avid sailor and racer.

’73 BS HE—Nancy Brindley Givans of Great Falls, VA, January 9, 2021; CEO, Weather Control Inc.; teacher and school administrator, Montgomery County Public Schools; advocate for educational and pro-life causes; enjoyed golf and travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’73, BS Ag ’75—Raymond J. Wilson of Wyandotte, OK, January 16, 2021; owner, NEO Air Docs LLC; contractor, Wilson’s Midwest Refrigeration; active in religious affairs.

’74 MD—Richard L. McCann of Chapel Hill, NC, February 5, 2021; vascular surgeon, Duke Health and Durham V.A. Medical Center; volunteered at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti; enjoyed flying and marathon running.

’75, BS Ag ’76—Michael B. Coby of Interlaken, NY, November 12, 2019.

’75 BS Ag—William G. Patrick of Fayetteville, NY, January 29, 2021; dermatologist; enjoyed travel, hiking, writing, reading, gardening, and beekeeping.

’75 BA—Kenneth A. Rotner of Durham, NH, August 24, 2020; family physician; served on the Durham Town Council and the Oyster River School Board; enjoyed hiking, pranks, and the Grateful Dead; active in community and alumni affairs.

’75—Albert M. “Mac” Tieche Jr. of Beckley, WV, January 3, 2021; general manager, Black Knight Country Club; founder, Extend-a-Care home health agency; administrator and board member, Beckley Hospital; also served on the board of the Bank of Raleigh/Horizon Bancorp; played in his church handbell choir; enjoyed golf, league bowling, travel, crossword puzzles, and the Green Bay Packers; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’77 PhD—Diana Young Barhyte of Cleveland, OH, December 18, 2020; registered nurse; associate professor and director of nursing research, Akron U. College of Nursing; project director, American Assn. of Colleges of Nursing; director of graduate programs and of nursing systems management, Rush U. College of Nursing; also worked for the American Public Health Assn.; enjoyed cooking, baking, travel, theater, and music; active in professional and religious affairs.

’77 BS Hotel—Benn E. Fass Jr. of Asheville, NC, February 25, 2021; property manager; co-operated a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise alongside her mother, Benn E. Fass Sr.; also worked for First Realty; industrial kitchen designer, Cini-Grissom; political activist; philanthropist; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’77 JD—Peter W. Hall of Rutland, VT, March 11, 2021; senior judge, US Court of Appeals; US Attorney; attorney in private practice; member of Cornell’s Law School Advisory Council; active in alumni affairs.

’77 BA—David A. Newhouse of Ripton, VT, March 3, 2021; journalist; editor-at-large, Advance Local; editor, the Patriot-News; assistant managing editor, the Times of Trenton; high school English teacher; along with the staff of the Patriot-News, won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal; enjoyed acting.

’77—Stephen F. Randolph of Tallahassee, FL, December 28, 2020; senior program engineer, Kennedy Space Center; worked on NASA’s Artemis Program to return humans to the moon; VP and program manager, Rubicon Inc.; director of systems engineering, MAG Aerospace; nuclear engineer, US Navy; member, Knights of Columbus; Boy Scout leader; enjoyed hiking, camping, reading, and photography.

’79 BS ILR—Carl L. Carr of Miramar Beach, FL, February 28, 2021; real estate appraiser; patrolman, Ithaca Police Dept.; enjoyed flying, westerns, and the Tampa Bay Rays; active in alumni affairs.

’79 JD—Melvin Jones of Memphis, TN, November 16, 2020; founder and CEO, Memphis Black Business Directory; executive director, Memphis Business Contracting Consortium; founder, PROUD magazine; interim editor of the Tri-State Defender weekly paper; chairman, Minority Business Development Oversight Committee; attorney; veteran; active in community affairs. Wife, Sharon Butcher Jones, MPS ’80.

’79 PhD—Charles L. Mohler of Brooktondale, NY, April 1, 2021; senior research associate, Weed Ecology and Management Lab at Cornell U.; studied alternatives to chemical weed control; received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Northeastern Weed Science Society in 2014; author; advocate for peace; enjoyed dancing, community singing, and simple living; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.


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1980s

’81 MBA—Ann Douglas Huffsmith of Steamboat Springs, CO, February 10, 2021; teacher and dyslexia specialist; also worked in the hotel industry; advocate for women’s health and safety; enjoyed travel and playing cards; active in community and religious affairs. Husband, Thomas G. Huffsmith ’80.

’81 BA—Rebecca L. Tayne of New York City, August 31, 2018; COO of asset and investment management, Bloomberg LP; managing director, BlackRock; COO, JPMorgan Chase. Husband, Eric M. Messinger ’83, BA ’84.

’82 BA—Katrina Brugmann Perez of Santa Barbara, CA, January 28, 2021; office administrator, Trinity Episcopal Church; production manager, Santa Barbara Designs; education coordinator, Educational Fdn.; also worked in radio marketing; enjoyed world travel, nature, and reading; active in community affairs.

’83 PhD—Stephen A. “Doc” MacKenzie of Cobleskill, NY, March 22, 2021; expert in the field of dog training; professor of animal science, SUNY Cobleskill; established the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in canine training and management; master trainer, North American Police Work Dog Assn.; taught for numerous working dog organizations around the world; author; farrier; mentor; enjoyed travel, blacksmithing, gunsmithing, and falconry; active in community and professional affairs.

’84 BS Ag—David M. Kornfeld of Jericho, NY, December 30, 2020; executive VP of business development, Next Level Funding; former attorney; active in alumni affairs.

’84-85 GR—Andrew G. Lisak of Superior, WI, December 21, 2020; county administrator, Douglas County; executive director, Development Assn.; VP, Superior Solid Surface Inc.; business development consultant, Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce; chaired multiple housing, economic development, and healthcare boards; Rotarian; member, Knights of Columbus; Boy Scout leader; enjoyed sailing, hunting, ice fishing, and travel; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’84 JD—Gregory J. Nowak of Conshohocken, PA, April 11, 2021; attorney; specialist in investment funds and financial technology; partner, Troutman Pepper; adjunct faculty, Cornell Law School; executive VP, Gartmore Global Investments Inc.; author; enjoyed travel, home improvement, and the Philadelphia Eagles; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’86 BS Ag—Grieg Dougherty of Tampa, FL, January 12, 2021; commodities merchant; horticulture judge, NYS Fair; director, Skaneateles Lakeshore Baseball League; enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, art, astronomy, and horticulture. Phi Delta Theta.

’87 BS Ag—Brett H. Gober of Katonah, NY, July 2018; substitute teacher, Chappaqua Central School District; brokerage specialist, Royal Bank of Scotland; also worked at Greenwich Capital Markets; soccer player and coach; active in alumni affairs.

’87 BS HE—Sophie Rudolph-Shabinsky of Nyack, NY, December 7, 2018; social worker; worked for the V.A. helping combat veterans.

’88 BA—Marc R. Chevrier of Conshohocken, PA, February 6, 2021; physician; researcher; leader of autoimmunity evaluations, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; also worked for Human Genome Sciences; assistant professor, U. of Maryland School of Medicine; enjoyed electronics and mechanics; active in professional affairs.

’88 PhD—David R. Polak of Glastonbury, CT, January 27, 2021; aerospace engineer; worked at United Technologies Corp.; enjoyed travel, the outdoors, and family history.

’88 BME—Phillip Vallone of Bath, NH, February 5, 2021; controls engineer, L3Harris; also worked for Eastman Kodak; farmer; avid hunter and woodsman; enjoyed backpacking, mountain climbing, music, and storytelling.


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1990s

’91 JD—George W. Bush Jr. of Palm City, FL, March 2, 2019; attorney; specialized in commercial litigation and labor and employment law; enjoyed travel, airshows, and the Eagles.

’91 GR—James L. “Naazir” Conyers of Houston, TX, January 25, 2021; professor and director, African American studies program, U. of Houston; conducted archival and oral history research with the U. of Ghana, Cape Coast; professor of history and of Black studies, U. of Nebraska, Omaha; author; longtime member of the Assn. of Black Sociologists and the Assn. for the Study of Afro-American Life and History; mentor; activist; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’96 JD—Shalini D. Gujavarty of Seattle, WA, July 14, 2020; social media manager, Capitol Hill Seattle; attorney, Expedia; account executive, Robert Half Legal; worked in sales and marketing for Casual Games Assn.; also worked at Catholic Social Services; food writer; active in alumni affairs.

’96 JD—Josiah Q. “Josh” Hamilton of Houston, TX, February 3, 2020; attorney; associate general counsel, Fidelity Nat’l Information Services Inc.; senior counsel, Sun Guard Energy Systems Inc.; chief technology officer, Berens Industries Inc.; past chair, Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas; awarded the Certificate of Merit by the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors; musician; entrepreneur and software developer; mentor; world traveler; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’96 JD—Ronald J. Turiello Jr. of Redwood City, CA, February 17, 2021; attorney; founder, president, and COO, Voter Genome Project; general counsel and director of business development, Intelligent Integration Systems; producer of The G Word, a documentary about gifted individuals; education advocate; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Wife, Margaret Caruso, JD ’97.

’97 MFA—Emily E. Trespas of Andover, MA, February 11, 2021; art teacher, Phillips Academy; painter, printmaker, potter, and book artist; worked for the Cornell in Rome program; trustee and warden, Andover Village Improvement Society; mentor; enjoyed running, skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking; active in community and professional affairs.


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2000s

’02 PhD—Jennifer R. Hampton of Holland, MI, March 14, 2021; professor of physics and department chair, Hope College; assistant professor at Washington & Jefferson College and Penn State U.; researched fabrication of inorganic thin films and nanostructures for energy applications; active in religious affairs.

’05 BS Ag—Christina de Roos Bain of Austin, TX, February 8, 2021; developer at Ravelry; knitter, seamstress, and weaver; writer; served on the Livestrong Cancer Inst.’s Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board; deeply involved in the fiber and crafting community; enjoyed puns and improvisational theater; active in community and professional affairs.

’06 BS Ag—Anya K. Vykopal of Saint Charles, MO, June 17, 2020; landscape architect and designer; administrative assistant; sculptor; board member, St. Louis Herpetological Society; helped design and plant the Cornell Centennial Garden; enjoyed travel.


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Published July 26, 2021