June 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’32 BA—Raymond R. Preefer of West Palm Beach, FL, November 18, 2004; physician in private practice and on staff at Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals; entrepreneur; active in community and professional affairs.

’37 PhD—William Dickison of Des Plaines, IL, May 1980.

’37 PhD—Horace J. Grover of Columbus, OH, July 22, 1999; research metallurgist, Battelle Memorial Inst.

’37 MEng—Dudley J. Lewis of Houston, TX, February 8, 2002; civil engineer and consultant, Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now ExxonMobil); veteran, US Army Corps of Engineers; active in charitable and religious affairs.

’37 PhD—Otto K. Liedke of Clinton, NY, October 1992; professor of German, Hamilton College.

’37 PhD—Emery Meschter of Kennett Square, PA, 1994; physicist; project manager, Parlin Research Laboratory; research director, Patterson Screen Division; physicist with DuPont film division; member, Photo Standards Board of the American Nat’l Standards Inst.; active in professional affairs.

’37 MA—Robert T. Parsons of Kissimmee, FL, March 12, 1995; teacher; pastor, Hartford Seminary Fdn., Hartford, CT.

’37 PhD—C. William Pierce of Centre Hall, PA, 1996; professor of agricultural economics, Penn State U.; marketing specialist; expert on milk pricing.

’37 BS Ag—Norman H. Rasch of San Angelo, TX, November 20, 2004.

’37 BA—Grace Lipschitz Rosenman of Palm Beach, FL, September 25, 1997.

’37 MEng—Charles B. Rynearson of Sun City, AZ, June 28, 2004; hydraulics engineer; veteran.

’37 BS HE—Marian Bellamy Wedow of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Fredonia, NY, March 26, 2011. Delta Gamma.

’37 BS HE—Eleanor Hoffman Zolit of Northbrook, IL, October 3, 2006.

Editor’s note: The large number of entries from the Class of ’37—many of them reporting deaths that occurred years ago—are due to the University’s annual updating of records for the oldest classes.


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1940s

’41 BA—Ruth Aranow Cresson of Summit, NJ, March 5, 2003; active in civic and community affairs.

’43—Anne Kline Kenner of Sarasota, FL, March 18, 2022; bank teller, Lincoln Rochester Trust Co.; also worked at Key’s Drug Store; homemaker; musician and artist; treasurer of several philanthropic organizations; avid bridge player and knitter; enjoyed travel and choral singing; active in community affairs. Alpha Xi Delta.

’44 BA—Ethel White Dick of Olympia, WA, October 4, 2021; elementary school teacher and reading coordinator, Vernon elementary and middle schools, East Norwich, NY; fashion designer on New York’s Fashion Avenue; ticket agent, Pennsylvania Railroad; enjoyed cross-country train trips, international travel, studying languages, sewing, and needlecraft; advocate for wilderness preservation.

’44 BEE—Saul H. Janowitz of Englewood, NJ, November 28, 2019; civil and consulting engineer; veteran; active in community and alumni affairs.

’44 BEE—Moody C. Thompson Jr. of York, PA, formerly of Boulder, CO, March 8, 2022; physicist, Nat’l Bureau of Standards, US Dept. of Commerce, Boulder; researched atomic physics, ultrasonics, and electromagnetic wave propagation in his work relating to missile tracking and guidance systems; published more than 60 scientific papers and held 11 US patents; member, NATO Advisory Panel on Radiometeorology; worked for years with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service; EMT and volunteer firefighter; enjoyed ham radio; active in alumni affairs.

’45, BA ’46—Marvin Moser of Scarsdale, NY, November 13, 2014; clinical professor of medicine, Yale U. School of Medicine; chief of vascular disease and hypertension, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; leading expert on hypertension; senior medical consultant, Nat’l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst.; helped create the authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis and care of hypertension; public health advocate; published more than 500 articles, book chapters, essays, and books; first editor, Journal of Clinical Hypertension; enjoyed golf, tennis, and following current events.

’46, BS HE ’45—Dorothy Van Vleet Hicks of State College, PA, March 9, 2022; homemaker; active volunteer, including director of volunteers, Centre Community Hospital; enjoyed gardening, bridge, and summers on Seneca Lake. Delta Gamma.

’46–48 GR—William K. Langfan of Palm Beach, FL, April 14, 2022; president, William K. Langfan Co., a real estate firm; veteran; participated in the liberation of Buchenwald; philanthropist and benefactor of many secular and Jewish causes throughout the world, including academic competitions focused on the US Constitution and the American legal system; fluent in French and Yiddish; published writer; enjoyed travel, tennis, the New York Yankees, and sharing good stories; active in community, educational, and religious affairs.

’46—Virginia Best Norton of Houston, TX, March 11, 2022; research assistant, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; pioneering remedial reading teacher in Beaumont and Nederland, TX; homemaker; member, Marine Corps Women’s Reserve; active volunteer; master gardener; enjoyed reading, writing, playing the marimba, and working in her cottage and butterfly gardens.

’46, BS HE ’45—Suzanne Jameson Van Arsdale of Castile, NY, February 20, 2022; homemaker and antique home rehabilitator; scout leader; enjoyed international travel, tennis, bridge, cooking, gardening, caning, reupholstering, sewing, knitting, and quilting; active in artistic and community affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’47 BS Ag—Cynthia Pines Jacobson of Maplewood, NJ, April 15, 2022; environmental commissioner, Bridgewater (NJ) Township; established an educational curriculum at High Rock Environmental Education Center in Staten Island’s Greenbelt; cellist, Staten Island Symphony Orchestra; enjoyed international travel, gardening, swimming, music, and nature; active in professional affairs.

’47, BEE ’46—Ralph C. Kelley Jr. of Cassville, MO, March 8, 2022; general engineering manager; recipient, Missouri Governor’s New Product Design Award; veteran; president, Lions Club; avid reader of history; enjoyed travel, classical music, ballroom dancing, swimming, and crossword puzzles; active in religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’47, BA ’49, MD ’52—Frederic W. Lathrop Jr. of Readington Township, NJ, August 3, 2021; pediatrician in private practice; also worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; veteran; enjoyed camping, skiing, and cross-country travel; active in religious affairs. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’47 PhD—M. Rosalind Morris of Lincoln, NE, March 26, 2022; emeritus professor of plant cytogenetics, Dept. of Agronomy, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln; internationally recognized for her pioneering work in wheat cytogenetics and in showing the effects of different levels of irradiation on corn; co-author of the textbook Chromosome Biology; first woman honored as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy; enjoyed travel, Welsh cultural gatherings, and birdwatching; active in community and professional affairs.

’47–49 GR—Gerald H. Verbridge of Williamson, NY, March 25, 2022; worked at J.H. Verbridge & Son, fruit and vegetable growers, shippers, and wholesalers; veteran; served on numerous educational, agriculture, and community boards; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’48 BA—Louise Gegner Feist of Arroyo Grande, CA, March 28, 2022; elementary school teacher; also taught German, math, home economics, and ESL; enjoyed travel, bridge, board games, outdoor activities, and live theater and concerts.

’48 BS HE—Beverly M. Fortran of Lebanon, PA, January 2, 2022; social worker, V.A. Medical Center in Lebanon, the Children’s Bureau in Wilmington, and the Children’s Aid Society in Buffalo; home economics teacher, Whitney Point Central School.

’48 BS Nurs—Charlotte Bantley Guild of Bozeman, MT, formerly of Sterling, MA, March 20, 2022; director of nursing, Pine Knoll Nursing Home, Lexington, MA; member, Historical Society of Early American Decoration; organic gardener; enjoyed reading, swimming, cooking, knitting, embroidering, and studying the history of Civil War battlefields; active in religious affairs.

’48, BA ’49, MEd ’50, PhD ’61—Bernard A. Kaplan of State College, PA, formerly of Marcellus, NY, February 23, 2022; educational consultant, Syracuse U. Research Corp.; assistant commissioner of education, New Jersey Dept. of Education; also worked in the Bureau of Guidance for the NYS Dept. of Education; teacher and guidance counselor, Hancock Central Schools; veteran; Road Scholar and Osher Lifelong Learning instructor in music of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s; actor in community theater; avid reader.

’48 BEE—Hunter L. McDowell of Concord, MA, March 22, 2022; consultant and electrical engineer, Varian Assocs., later Communications and Power Industries; also worked at SFD Laboratories, developing high-power microwave transmitting devices for military systems, and at Bell Telephone Labs on radio relay communication systems.

’49—Eloise Adda Alver of Jacksonville, FL, March 19, 2022; travel agent, ABC Travel; homemaker; advocate and lobbyist for children’s health; member of several volunteer organizations and boards, including Goodwill Industries, the Women’s Medical Auxiliary, the Science Guild, and the local opera and symphony; Scout leader; president, PTA; high school cheerleading coach and sports booster; enjoyed travel, art, opera, and theater; active in community affairs. Chi Omega.

’49 BEE—William Brewster of Duxbury, MA, February 21, 2022; chief engineer on classified projects at General Electric and Lockheed Martin; recipient, CIA Agency Seal Award; veteran; painter and woodworker; enjoyed Sudoku, crossword puzzles, canoeing, skiing, and golf. Sigma Phi.

’49 BME, JD ’52—Donald E. Degling of Rye Brook, NY, December 8, 2017; patent lawyer, Fish & Neave Law Firm; also co-owned and operated the Little Years Daycare & Learning Center; veteran; organist and choir director; member, American Guild of Organists; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.


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1950s

’50 BS Hotel—Elizabeth Campbell Booth of Ocean City, NJ, March 23, 2022; comptroller, Flanders Hotel oceanfront resort; co-owner, Chatterbox Restaurant, the family business; veteran; active in alumni affairs.

’50 BA—Katherine Chadwick Edlin of Greenwich, CT, March 7, 2022; librarian; assistant director, Greenwich Library; also served as a photo editor for the Associated Press; enjoyed international travel. Alpha Phi.

’50 BA—Jean Ralph Johnson of Westminster, MD, formerly of Madison, CT, March 31, 2022; homemaker in five different countries; dog lover and championship breeder of English Labradors; enjoyed bridge, tennis, horseback riding, music, and dancing. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’50 BS Ag—Douglas H. Manly of Fredonia, NY, March 19, 2022; agribusiness specialist and consultant; president, Red Wing Co. food production plant (later known as Carriage House Foods), makers of Red Wing peanut butter; veteran; Rotarian; prime sponsor of the Fredonia Storytelling Festival; storyteller and standup comedian; enjoyed international travel, tennis, ping-pong, cross-country skiing, and crossword puzzles; active in civic and community affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’50–51 GR—James M. Shipton of Silverdale, WA, January 15, 2021; chairman of the Conference Board’s Advisory Council on Management and Personnel Research, First Nat’l Bank of Chicago (BankOne); senior officer for human resources and communications, Target Corp. and General Electric; taught administration to school superintendents and college deans and directed research on public opinion, Harvard Graduate School of Education; veteran; advocate for education and environmental causes; enjoyed travel, skiing, math, and history; active in community affairs.

’50 BS Ag—Marion L. Steinmann of Chestnut Hill, PA, April 6, 2022; freelance writer of books and magazine articles on healthcare and medicine; science writer and associate editor, Life magazine; published her research challenging the myth that women in the 1950s were primarily stay-at-home housewives and mothers; class correspondent; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’51 BA, MA ’53, PhD ’62—Gould P. Colman of Danby, NY, March 1, 2022; historian and rural sociologist; University Archivist, Cornell U.; history teacher, Storm King School; veteran; founder, Cornell’s Oral History program, focused on family farms; member, Ithaca Board of Education; helped create the Lehman Alternative Community School; volunteer firefighter; enjoyed international travel, discussion and debate, and maintaining his home and property; active in civic and community affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’51 MA—Dorothy “Sherry” Hynes Dixon of Guelph, ON, March 25, 2022; homemaker; social activist; chair, Community Service Council Childcare Committee; established the first subsidized daycare for low-income families in Guelph; co-founding member, Guelph Unitarian Fellowship; enjoyed international travel, cooking and entertaining, birding, dancing, refinishing antiques, and crafting; active in community affairs.

’51, BCE ’52—Richard S. Janes of Alpharetta, GA, February 8, 2022; stockbroker; veteran; enjoyed golf, tennis, square dancing, and his dogs; active in religious affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’52 BS Ag—Donald A. Cario of Cartersville, GA, April 4, 2022; Lutheran minister; served university town congregations in Ithaca, NY, and State College, PA; also did mission work in South Africa, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan through the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta.

’52 BS Nurs—Marguerite McKaig Craner of Columbus, OH, April 3, 2022; homemaker; enjoyed golf, sewing, reading, and rug-hooking.

’52, BS AEP ’58, PhD ’63—Frans M. Djorup Jr. of Lincoln, MA, formerly of Princeton, NJ, November 25, 2021; research mathematician, Inst. for Defense Analysis, focusing on cryptography; assistant professor, U. of Illinois; systems engineer, General Electric; veteran; enjoyed old movies, games, and mathematical and logic puzzles. Sigma Pi.

’52 BA—Richard Edelstein of Monterey, MA, formerly of Orangeburg, NY, March 24, 2022; cardiologist in private practice and at Nyack Hospital, where he established and led the Coronary Care Unit; veteran; prize-winning photographer; docent, American Museum of Natural History; enjoyed Scrabble, studying astronomy, and playing the ukulele; active in religious affairs.

’52—Harold S. Gouinlock of Alexander, NY, formerly of Batavia, NY, March 24, 2022; engineer, Trojan Industries; president, Climax Corp., a family-owned business that manufactured the Bidwell bean thresher; veteran; enjoyed motorcycles, playing guitar, gun collecting, and fixing and creating mechanical objects. Phi Kappa Tau.

’52 BS Ag—Gordon H. Gowen of Acworth, NH, March 24, 2022; progressive dairy and maple farmer, Tamarack Farm; leader in local and national agriculture; veteran; president, New Hampshire State Farm Bureau and North American Maple Council, and member of the Grange, among many other professional organizations; enjoyed international travel, music, singing, dancing, and sports; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’52, BME ’53—Richard H. Hillsley of Adamstown, MD, March 1, 2022; worked at Lockheed Martin and at the Johns Hopkins U. Applied Physics Lab; manager, Space System Analysis Dept., IBM, developing processing and designing displays for submarine sonar systems; enjoyed barbershop and choral singing and summer activities on Seneca Lake. Phi Kappa Psi.

’52—Richard H. Ketcham of Fredonia, NY, March 19, 2022; election inspector and coordinator, East Hampton, NY; career employee at IBM; veteran; avid photographer; enjoyed travel and cross-country camping.

’52 BA—Helen Walker Taylor of Denver, CO, November 17, 2018; homemaker; environmentalist; theater and arts advocate; founding member, Pebble Creek Horse Assn.; enjoyed literature, the outdoors, Cole Porter songs, British dramas, and international travel, cultures, and history; active in community affairs.

’52 B Chem E—William P. Taylor of Denver, CO, December 10, 2016; executive with Standard Oil of Indiana (Amoco); also worked pro bono, directing finance and contracting at a genetics company; veteran; enjoyed international travel, detective novels, British dramas, big band music, skiing, Broncos football, and cooking chili; active in community and alumni affairs.

’52, BME ’53—E. Vincent Wyatt of Greenfield, MA, March 2, 2022; expert in industrial production and engineering materials; inventor of the Gordon Cellar Door and co-founder, Gordon Door Co. (now Gordon Corp.); avid reader and football enthusiast.

’53 BA—Ruth Schanze Casey of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Catonsville, MD, March 31, 2022; homemaker; language expert, Nat’l Security Agency; enjoyed cooking, gardening, and Bible study; active in religious affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’53, BS ILR ’54—Pauline “Mickie” Symonds Eschweiler of Briarcliff Manor, NY, formerly of Pleasantville, NY, November 23, 2021; homemaker; executive secretary; business representative, New York Telephone; board chair, Mt. Pleasant Public Library and president, NYS chapter, PEO Sisterhood; active in community, philanthropic, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Kappa. Husband, Peter Q. Eschweiler ’55, MRP ’57.

’53 BS HE, MNS ’54—Barbara A. Gillette of Hamden, CT, March 19, 2022; nutritionist; medical researcher, Yale School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Liver Study Unit and Science Hill Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; research dietitian, Yale-New Haven Hospital; also taught nutrition and diet therapy to student nurses and hospital patients; American Dietetic Assn. Hospital intern, U. of Michigan Hospital; enjoyed walking, birding, nature photography, choral singing, international travel, and the visual and performing arts; active in charitable, community, and religious affairs.

’53 BA—W. Fletcher Hock Jr. of Ridgewood, NJ, April 13, 2022; attorney, Harwood Lloyd LLC; also worked at Evans, Hand, Allabough & Amoresano; veteran; served on the boards of several organizations and charitable foundations; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’53 BA—Harold L. Horsington of Marblehead, MA, March 19, 2022; VP, correspondent banking division, Bank of America; veteran; enjoyed skiing, hiking, sailing, gardening, classical music, and Patriots football. Zeta Psi.

’53 DVM—Fred T. Lewis of Clarksville, MD, March 13, 2022; veterinarian and owner, Lewis Veterinary Hospital; practiced small animal and equine medicine and surgery; veteran; accomplished horseman who bred and raced thoroughbreds; served on several veterinary medicine and advocacy boards; Rotarian; Scout leader; enjoyed reading, studying history, and speaking to community groups; active in civic, educational, professional, and religious affairs. Alpha Psi.

’53 BS Ag—Margot Pringle Liberty of Sheridan, WY, February 9, 2022; curator/director, Trail End State Historic Site; media program project director, Great Plains Experience, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library; fifth grade teacher, Woodland Park School; anthropology faculty, U. of Pittsburgh, U. of Missouri, and U. of Nebraska; author of numerous books on Western history as well as more than 50 articles and reviews.

’53—Donald R. Ueltschi of Orange Beach, AL, and Helen, GA, March 21, 2022; 30-year Army Lt. Col., stationed in the US, Germany, Iran, Panama, Korea, and Vietnam.

’54, BA ’55—John A. Almquist Jr. of Tucson, AZ, March 18, 2022; stockbroker and Naval reserve pilot; VP, Prudential Securities; Major General, Arizona Air Nat’l Guard; advocate for wildlife and the environment; enjoyed U. of Arizona Wildcats sports; active in community and alumni affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon. Wife, Laura Treman Almquist ’56.

’54 BEE—Manuel L. Bardash of Great Neck, NY, March 16, 2022; worked for ARMA, RCA, and Sperry Unisys; enjoyed sailing and skiing; active in community and alumni affairs. Tau Delta Phi.

’54, BME ’55—William L. Boss Jr. of Eugene, OR, formerly of Seattle, WA, and Brewster, MA, October 10, 2021; engineer; manager, commercial airplanes division, the Boeing Co.; veteran; designer of games, mechanical solutions, furniture, and buildings; avid sailor; enjoyed walking on the beach, crossword puzzles, and playing the cornet; active in alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’54 BS HE, MEd ’56, PhD ’79—Edythe Davies Conway of Greenwood, SC, formerly of Lansing, NY, April 1, 2022; co-owner and COO of CWAY Systems, a software business; longtime Cornell U. faculty, traveling New York State helping transform Home Economics to Human Ecology; member, Ithaca Yacht Club and co-owner of several boats; enjoyed travel, water sports, cribbage, bridge, and living on the lake; active in religious and alumni affairs. Husband, Richard W. Conway ’53, BME ’54, PhD ’58.

’54 BS HE—Mary Ann E. Kane of Cortland, NY, April 3, 2022; municipal historian of Cortland County (City of Cortland) and historian for St. Mary’s parish; executive director, Cortland County Historical Society; assistant principal and junior high social studies teacher, St. Mary’s School; also taught at St. Margaret’s School; author of several books on Cortland County history; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’54 BS Nurs—Roxanna Sarr Nichol of Honey Brook, PA, November 22, 2021; admissions officer, secretary to the principal, and dorm mother, Kodaikanal Int’l School, a Christian international boarding school in South India; also taught adult Bible classes and founded Cottage Craft Shop; nurse missionary, Evangelical Commercial High School in Omdurman, Sudan; certified midwife; enjoyed international travel, visiting national parks, retirement in Chesterbrook, PA, and summers on Mirror Lake, NH.

’54 BA—Walter F. Pizzi of New York City, December 24, 2021; trauma surgeon; founder and chairman, Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of NYC; chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens; professor of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; veteran; governor, American College of Surgeons; board member, Teachers’ Retirement System; founder, American Trauma Society; active in alumni affairs.

’54 BS HE—Joan Shaw Taylor of East Greenbush, NY, May 16, 2019; elementary school teacher; member, Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary and the Philanthropic Education Organization; enjoyed travel, gardening, chair caning, volunteering, and reading; active in religious affairs.

’55—Rita Blocker Halley of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, March 14, 2022; self-employed medical writer and editor; also published travel articles; participated in the Guardian ad Litem program; enjoyed international travel, music, singing, garden and home tours, continuing education, and time at the beach.

’55 BA, MEd ’58—Raymond T. Howes of Hamilton, NY, April 5, 2022; lifelong mathematics teacher, Kenmore High School, Hamilton High School, Colgate U., Norwich High School, and Pace U.; veteran; member of numerous school and planning boards and treasurer of many organizations; active in religious affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’55 BS Ag—Theodore Hymowitz of Champaign, IL, and Sunrise, FL, March 26, 2022; expert on the genetics, breeding, seed development, and history of the soybean; professor, Dept. of Crop Sciences, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; enjoyed international plant exploration trips; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Watermargin.

’55 DVM—Thomas J. Murtha of Bolton, MA, March 25, 2022; veterinarian in Concord and Lancaster, MA; raised horses and Angus cattle on the family farm; veteran; member of several veterinary associations; conservationist; enjoyed skiing, tennis, golf, and local sports events; active in civic and religious affairs. Alpha Psi.

’55 BA—Leslie Z. Plump of Jupiter, FL, March 12, 2022; attorney in Manhattan, Jericho, and Westchester; enjoyed Mets baseball; active in community and alumni affairs.

’55 BA—Jane Hoffberg Schindler of New York City, March 6, 2022; social worker with adolescents; worked at the Ford Fdn. and the United Nations Trusteeship Council; gallerist and researcher at the Lee Nordness Gallery for the book Art USA Now; owner of a contemporary crafts gallery; advocate for human rights and global justice; Little League coach; avid reader and news junkie; enjoyed the performing arts, museums, and pets; active in cultural affairs.

’56 BA—Wilson M. Book Jr. of Ashville, NY, April 7, 2022; shop assistant, Book Racing; sales engineer, Youngstown Sheet & Tube/LTV; enjoyed trains, watching baseball and basketball, swimming, reading, and dining out. Kappa Sigma.

’56—William E. Kershner Jr. of Charlotte, NC, March 11, 2022; manager of computer systems, Nat’l Gypsum Co.; also worked at the public library; international board member, Assn. for Systems Management, and president of the Buffalo, NY, chapter; veteran; enjoyed international travel, German beer and wine, studying languages, and genealogy.

’56 MEd, EdD ’61—John R.O. McKean of Canton, NY, and Towanda, PA, February 24, 2022; dean of arts and sciences, SUNY Canton; VP of the college, Kenyon College; dean, Hobart College; dean of men and assistant professor of history, Allegheny College; avid tennis player.

’56, BME ’57—Marcus P. Robbins Jr. of Attleboro, MA, March 22, 2022; founder and owner, Foreign Car Specialists; also worked at Bottomley & Robbins, a manufacturing company specializing in metal stamping, welding, and component assembly; veteran; member, Lions Club; accomplished sailor and bicyclist; helped found the Attleboro Criterium Bicycle Race; enjoyed camping, skiing, tennis, racquetball, and Porsches; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’56, B Chem E ’57—Howard S. Wheeler Jr. of Greeley, CO, April 7, 2022; chemical engineering consultant and business owner; president, Latex Division, General Tire; engineer and executive, Exxon and Ciba-Geigy; veteran; avid antique collector; enjoyed international business travel, opera, golf, skiing, reading, and fine wine. Theta Xi.

’57—Jerry Gonzales Jr. of Chula Vista, CA, March 28, 2022; owner, Jerry Gonzales Produce, the family wholesale produce distribution company; veteran; member of several boards and sponsor of numerous juvenile sports leagues; season ticket holder of all the San Diego professional sports teams; enjoyed international travel, Las Vegas boxing matches, and following the Treniers musical band; active in community and alumni affairs.

’57 BS Hotel—Boyd H. Graves of Hood River, OR, January 21, 2022; restaurateur; owner/operator, Terry Avenue Freight House, the Beef & Brew Restaurants, Snoqualmie Falls Lodge, and the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa; manager, Sheraton Renton Inn; enjoyed international travel, skiing, sailing, and fine dining; active in alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’57 DVM—Harold “Mic” A. Jenkins of Baldwinsville, NY, March 4, 2022; veterinarian, Beaver Lake Animal Hospital; helped establish an emergency clinic in Syracuse and training that led to the licensure of veterinary technicians in New York State; continued to provide relief work at other practices after retirement; Rotarian; enjoyed travel, coaching, scouting, woodworking, and making cider; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Wife, Marylyn Peck Jenkins ’58.

’57, BA ’59—Paul Ratner of New York City, February 11, 2022; information systems professional; enterprise resource planner and trainer, including electronic data interchange implementation, Outerstuff LLC; veteran; enjoyed Chinese calligraphy, NYT crossword puzzles, orchids, and reading.

’57 BS HE—Nancy O’Brien Zawicki of Seaford, DE, February 17, 2022; supervisor of food service operations in various schools and healthcare facilities in New Jersey; counselor, Delaware State Health Insurance Assistance Program, CHEER Center; avid reader; enjoyed travel, sewing, classical and big band music, and contract bridge; active in religious and alumni affairs. Husband, William J. Zawicki ’57.

’58 MS—John G. Bollinger of Middleton, WI, April 7, 2022; professor emeritus of engineering and dean of the College of Engineering, U. of Wisconsin, Madison; lifetime member, Nat’l Academy of Engineering; also served on numerous boards of directors; avid worldwide sailor; enjoyed living on the ocean; active in professional affairs.

’58, BCE ’59—John W. Dougherty of San Antonio, TX, February 19, 2022; founder and co-owner, John W. Dougherty and Assocs., an engineering firm and soil testing company; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Chi Phi.

’58—Joan O’Connor Leonelli of Schenectady, NY, April 5, 2022; homemaker; enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, reading, tennis, skiing, bridge, and family game nights; active in civic and alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’58 DVM, PhD ’68—John E. Post of Charlottesville, VA, March 12, 2022; teacher, mentor, and researcher, Dept. of Pathobiology, U. of Connecticut; director, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory; expert in Lyme disease in dogs, cattle, and horses; also served on the Cornell U. veterinary faculty; large and small animal veterinarian in Middlebury, VT; veteran; music lover, especially New Orleans jazz and big band; enjoyed singing, gardening, winter sports, tennis, woodworking, and sailing around the world with his wife. Wife, Lois Niehus Post, GR ’68–72.

’58 BA—Jane Lang Scheiber of Berkeley, CA, March 6, 2022; research associate, Center for the Study of Law and Society, U. of California, Berkeley School of Law; assistant dean of college relations and development, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley; editorial director and associate project director, Courses by Newspaper (an adult education program), UC San Diego; director, Public Affairs Laboratory, Dartmouth College; co-author and editor of articles, chapters, and books on civil rights and civil liberties in wartime; advocate for ocean affairs, Law of the Sea Inst. Husband, Harry N. Scheiber, PhD ’62.

’58 JD—Thomas Wachtell of Ojai, CA, February 1, 2021; president, Merritt Energy Corp.; executive VP, Occidental Petroleum; veteran; member or chair of numerous cultural and philanthropic boards, including the Music Center Opera Assn. and the Good Hope Fdn. Wife, Esther Pickard Wachtell, MA ’58.

’59 BArch—Peter Hendrickson of Concord, NH, formerly of Southampton, NY, March 29, 2022; award-winning residential and commercial architect and architectural consultant; owner/president, North Sea Road, Southampton; participated in community planning groups to create a master plan for population growth on the East End; active in professional affairs.

’59 LLB—Jeffry H. Kittross of Lenox, MA, March 31, 2022; legal and financial executive in the nonprofit sector, New Jersey Council of Churches, Episcopal Community Development, and the Episcopal Church Fdn.; VP, secretary, and general counsel, Okonite Co., manufacturers of wire and cable; corporate secretary, Martin Marietta Inc.; veteran; active in community and religious affairs.

’59, BS Ag ’61—Arnold J. Saxe of Cedarhurst, NY, March 8, 2022; photojournalist and professional in the marketing, executive recruitment, and entertainment industries; veteran; avid horse and dog lover; active in alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’59 MD—Henriette “Cookie” Abel Stackpole of Kennebunk, ME, formerly of Elizabeth, NJ, March 3, 2022; dermatologist in private practice; clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Cornell Medical College and attending physician, Elizabeth General Hospital/Trinitas Medical Center; avid tennis player; enjoyed travel and studying European and American history and culture; active in alumni affairs.


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1960s

’60 JD—Myron Marcus of White Plains, NY, March 8, 2022; real estate attorney and senior partner, Marcus, Gould & Sussman; veteran; member, chairman, or chief counsel on several boards; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’60 MS—Daniel J. O’Donovan of Galway, Ireland, May 11, 2021; professor of physiology, Nat’l University of Ireland, Galway; held formal appointments at five medical schools in the US and was an external examiner in numerous other countries; also did farm advisory work with the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority; Gaelic Athletics Assn. sports enthusiast; enjoyed international travel, golf, and swimming.

’60—Thomas R. Shippey of Madera, CA, March 31, 2022; first line supervisor, State of California Employment Development Dept. farm labor office; supervisor, Nat’l Farmers Organization; cotton farmer and fertilizer salesman; veteran; enjoyed cross-country travel, vegetable gardening, and yard sales.

’61 LLB—John M. Keeler of Binghamton, NY, March 31, 2022; civil litigation attorney and managing partner, Hinman, Howard & Kattell; member or chair on numerous legal and philanthropic boards; avid New York Yankees and Giants fan; enjoyed bridge, volleyball, bowling, and choral singing; active in community and religious affairs.

’61—Arlo H. Meeker of Windsor, NY, March 1, 2022; sales manager, Prudential; owner/operator, Typewriter City in Los Angeles; youth sports coach; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’62, BME ’64—Robert W. Cutler Jr. of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Greenwich, CT, December 12, 2021; auditing compliance manager, Olin Corp., overseeing the company’s portfolio of chemical and industrial plants; executive assistant, Johnson & Johnson; Mason; enjoyed opera, theater, reading, and summers at the Adirondacks family camp; active in charitable, community, and religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’62, BA ’63—Theodore G. O’Neill of Fairfield, CT, April 8, 2022; automotive industry salesman and service station operator; veteran.

’63 BA—Alan L. Adlestein of Naples, FL, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, March 7, 2022; professor, Widener U. School of Law; president and legal counsel, Domestic Distributors Inc.; business manager and legal counsel for the family business, Jack & Jill Inc. children’s clothing stores; civil and criminal litigation attorney in private practice; counsel, Pennsylvania Crime Commission and assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force; also participated in a federal indigent defense program; enjoyed studying nature and Abraham Lincoln.

’63, BEE ’65—Guilford L. Mack Jr. of Phelps, NY, April 12, 2022; homemaker and owner/operator, Tiger Valley Models, a model railroad business; also ran the family farm; veteran; enjoyed his many animals and the extensive HO Scale model railroad setup in his basement.

’63—Mary Darlington Weatherspoon of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Bethel, OH, January 29, 2022; outdoor and physical education teacher, coach, and driver’s education instructor; Scout leader; enjoyed international travel and outdoor sports; active in professional affairs.

’64 BA—E. Conlin Bradley of Windsor, MA, March 28, 2022; actor and director; patron of the dramatic arts, including Barrington Stage Co.; elder services volunteer; lover of dogs.

’64 BA—Lawrence G. Hrebiniak of Bryn Mawr, PA, January 18, 2022; expert on corporate management strategy, international lecturer, and author; associate professor, course coordinator, and adviser, Wharton School of the U. of Pennsylvania; management consultant for dozens of companies and organizations around the world; also taught management classes at SUNY Buffalo and Pennsylvania State U.; sales and marketing analyst and district field manager, Ford Motor Co.; outdoorsman; enjoyed gardening, fly fishing, museums, opera, golf, and following the Phillies and Eagles; active in community and professional affairs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’65, BA ’66—Carolyn Wright Corson of Ithaca, NY, March 25, 2022; teacher of math, social studies, economics, and American history, Ithaca City School District; school librarian in Tucson, AZ; election inspector; board member, Tompkins County Public Library and the History Center; president, Northeastern Welsh Pony Assn.; enjoyed women’s groups, quilting, and reading; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta. Husband, David W. Corson ’65, PhD ’74.

’66 BA—E. Foster De Reitzes of Santa Fe, NM, formerly of Washington, DC, February 27, 2022; attorney in private practice; also worked at the Washington, DC, law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker on behalf of the Native Alaskan company NANA Regional Corp. and for the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Nation in Montana; board member and senior advisor, Int’l Law Inst. and legal advisor on its publications.

’66 BS AEP, ME ’67—David L. Elwell of Woodstown, NJ, April 16, 2022; senior systems analyst and engineer, Prudential Insurance, Hercules, and Thomas Jefferson U. Hospital; also served as a family caregiver; enjoyed chess and thought exercises; active in religious affairs. Delta Chi.

’66 DMA—Walter B. Ross of Charlottesville, VA, June 16, 2021; professor emeritus, department chair, and award-winning published composer, Dept. of Music, U. of Virginia; started the University Symphony Orchestra; president, Southeastern Composers League; judge at international composition symposia; visiting composer, Aspen Music Festival and a featured composer at several universities and forums; played the French horn, flute, string bass, and other modern and medieval instruments. Wife, Marion Wright Ross, PhD ’71.

’67 BS ILR—Michael B. Cogan of Redding, CA, October 2, 2021; founder and sole practitioner, Law Offices of Michael Cogan; co-founder, Kelly & Cogan, which became the largest divorce law firm in Los Angeles in the 1980s; member, AmeriCorps VISTA, where he helped establish El Proyecto Del Barrio, the first halfway house for Mexican-Americans; provided free legal counsel and services; patron of the arts; Scout leader; enjoyed world travel, nature, fishing, and writing the comedy column for the Palo Cedro (CA) Bee; active in community and alumni affairs.

’67 BA—George B. Kirsch of Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 2022; professor of history, Manhattan College; active in alumni affairs.

’68 MD—John T. Daly of Marco Island, FL, formerly of Durham, NC, February 20, 2022; pathologist and laboratory scientist; chief medical officer, COLA Inc., an accreditation and consulting organization for clinical laboratories; director of laboratories, Duke U. Health Systems; owner/operator of the laboratory at Durham Regional Hospital; veteran; enjoyed walking and bicycling.

’68 BA—Robert R. Harding of Baltimore, MD, April 7, 2022; assistant US attorney and federal prosecutor who battled prison gangs and heroin kingpins; chief of narcotics, then criminal chief, Maryland US Attorney’s Office; advocate for cleaning up Baltimore politics and institutions; also worked in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and taught at Yale U.; avid collector of baseball cards and memorabilia; enjoyed travel, hosting foreign visitors, biking, hiking, and Orioles and Ravens sports; active in community and professional affairs.

’68 BA—Frances Vecchi Kosikowski of Oldsmar, FL, January 7, 2022; painter; spoke six languages, four fluently; enjoyed international travel and adventure. Husband, Mario P. Vecchi ’69.

’68 BS ILR—Seth M. Willenson of Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2022; president, producer, and media and marketing consultant, Seth Willenson Inc.; president of telecommunications and planning, New Line Cinema, where he had previously marketed “midnight movies” like Reefer Madness and The Rocky Horror Picture Show that became cult classics; corporate VP of acquisitions, RCA SelectaVision Video; senior VP, Films Inc., non-theatrical distributors for MGM, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox, among others; arts advocate; active in alumni affairs.

’68 PhD—Frank M. Worthington of Morristown, NJ, and Vero Beach, FL, May 3, 2020; director of business development, AT&T Int’l, overseeing strategic acquisitions and divestitures; veteran; enjoyed skiing and long walks with his dogs.

’69 BS ILR—Lawrence I. Heller of Rochester, NY, March 20, 2022; attorney in private practice, specializing in social security disability law; enjoyed golf, pickleball, and bridge; active in alumni affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’69 MS, PhD ’72—David J. Ritchie of Naperville, IL, March 7, 2022; expert in computing and high energy physics; program writer and head of the Communications and Outreach Group, Fermi Nat’l Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab); also taught programming languages to middle school students; enjoyed gardening, astronomy, live theater, and classical music; active in community affairs.


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1970s

’71 BS Nurs—Judith Rogers Clarkin of Hampton, NH, April 11, 2022; registered nurse, Mount Sinai Medical Center; also worked at NewYork-Presbyterian and New York Hospital; enjoyed painting and her companion dog.

’71 BS Hotel—Gregory C. Crown of Frisco, TX, March 13, 2022; executive in the hotel/restaurant/resort/gaming sectors in Houston, Denver, Miami, and Dallas; expert in finance, real estate development, operations, and consulting; also taught accounting at the U. of Houston School of Management; recruiter; enjoyed international travel, following professional sports, and teaching ESL; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega.

’71 PhD—Llewellyn M. Ehrhart of Oviedo, FL, March 3, 2022; vertebrate zoologist, professor, and researcher, Dept. of Biology, U. of Central Florida; developed the university’s marine turtle research program, which was instrumental in the establishment of the Archie Carr Nat’l Wildlife Refuge; naturalist and conservationist; enjoyed biking around the neighborhood counting species of native vertebrates.

’71 PhD—Frederic K. Pfaender of Roaring Gap, NC, formerly of Chapel Hill, NC, March 9, 2022; professor of environmental sciences and microbiology, School of Public Health, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; advocate for health and wellness; enjoyed live music; active in community affairs.

’72 JD—Joseph T. Miller of Rochester, NY, March 26, 2022; attorney, Philippone Law Offices; animal lover; enjoyed ’60s music, Yankees baseball, and excursions to NYC.

’72 BS Ag—Alan R. Serotta of Austin, TX, November 2, 2020; set builder and props manager for movie and TV art departments; realtor and real estate investor; owner, A.R. Serotta Construction, a home building and remodeling company. Chi Psi.

’73, BA ’74—Richard D. Pierce of Madison, WI, January 17, 2022; facilities manager, Wisconsin Union, U. of Wisconsin, Madison; board chair, Int’l Facilities Management Assn. and advocate for the profession; enjoyed international travel, cooking, kayaking, biking, restoring furniture, and home improvement projects.

’74 BA—Kenneth F. Courage Jr. of Bethesda, MD, March 14, 2022; co-owner, chief executive, and board member, Psychiatric Inst. of Washington; administrator of several private psychiatric hospitals; veteran; recipient of the Bronze Star and other military commendations; advocate for mental health services; enjoyed running marathons and coaching.

’75 BS ILR—George F. Barth II of Baldwinsville, NY, December 13, 2021; entrepreneur; helped open several businesses in the Baldwinsville area, including Little Learners schools and eXtreme Action Sports Paintball Park; also worked in the industrial relations field; active in community and alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’75 GR—Mary Ann Barbera Becraft of New Canaan, CT, March 19, 2021; nursery school teacher, Toddler Time; library assistant, Saxe Middle School; director, Knox Headquarters State Historic Site, New Windsor, NY; high school history teacher; Sunday school teacher; member, PEO; enjoyed reading and cooking; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’75 BA—Charles S. Temel of New York City, April 14, 2022; investment advisor; managing director, wealth management, UBS Financial Services; president, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi. Wife, Judy Wesalo Temel ’75.

’76 BA—Brooks Murray Goodyear of Singapore, February 6, 2022; CELTA certified teacher of English to foreign students, inlingua School of Languages, Singapore; CPA and international tax consultant, Deloitte Haskins Sells; paralegal in Hong Kong, NYC, and Chicago; president, Singapore Friends of Museums; enjoyed international travel and world cultures; active in alumni affairs. Delta Gamma. Husband, Alan R. Goodyear Jr. ’76.

’76 MPS—Dominic Manente of Burbank, CA, February 14, 2022; owner, Tony’s Market, a neighborhood market, delicatessen, and sandwich shop; managed restaurants in New Jersey, Florida, and California.

’76 BS Ag—Vincent L. Nykiel of Hammondsport, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, March 21, 2022; manager of campus services and building and grounds, Mansfield U.; manager, Cornell Dairy; manager, Chemung County Solid Waste District, where he initiated the county recycling program; also worked at the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection; enjoyed gardening, genealogy, painting, music, contra dancing, Keuka Lake, volunteering for the Town of Wayne History Group, UCLA basketball, and the New York Yankees; active in civic, environmental, and alumni affairs.

’77 BA—Sara Hurwitz Cohn of Skokie, IL, October 2, 2021; school psychologist; pet lover.

’78—Kevin D. Ashman of Dryden, NY, March 12, 2022; research administrator, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell U. Acacia.

’78, BS Ag ’80—Roland R. Reis of Bartow, FL, May 31, 2021; senior attorney, Florida Dept. of Health, advising staff on legal issues involving environmental, health, employment, and administrative law; managing attorney for child welfare legal services, Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties; Ass’t State’s Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Fort Myers; member of the Review Council for Human Subjects, the Dept. of Health Institutional Review Board; volunteered as a guardian and as a guardianship attorney for developmentally disabled adults.

’79 BEE—John I. Saunders Jr. of Merrimack, NH, March 12, 2022; electrical engineer, MITRE Corp.; also worked at Honeywell, Sanders, and Mercury Computer Systems; sports enthusiast and avid runner; coached youth soccer; enjoyed travel, hiking, skiing, skating, and working in the yard.


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1980s

’80 MBA—Sally Slate McEnteer of Owego, NY, March 26, 2022; owner/operator, Sally’s Antiques; presented programs on antiques and promoted awareness of local and national history; treasurer and president, Historic Owego Marketplace and member, Tioga County and Tompkins County historical societies; enjoyed genealogy, science fiction, and the American space program; active in community affairs.

’81 MBA—Stephen C. Chapin of Mamaroneck, NY, November 22, 2021; investment banker, Credit Suisse; Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon; enjoyed travel, mountain climbing, bicycling, and golf; active in civic and community affairs.

’81 BArch, MArch ’82—Jorge L. Loynaz Garcia of Miami, FL, February 28, 2022; independent architecture and design professional.

’82 BS ILR—Raymond A. Arcario of Coopersburg, PA, March 22, 2022; executive director, New Jersey Building Authority, where he oversaw construction and restoration of numerous schools, the Empty Sky and World War II memorials, and the New Jersey State House, among other projects; owner/operator, Paragon Home Construction; member, Celtic Cultural Alliance of Bethlehem; avid fan of New York professional sports teams; enjoyed statistics, history, and trivia; active in religious affairs.

’83 BS Hotel—R. Dale Colle of Mission Viejo, CA, February 27, 2022; presidential sales executive, Marriott Newport Coast villas; active in alumni affairs.

’83 BS Ag—Thomas A. Opramolla of Schenectady, NY, March 25, 2022; supervisor, NYS Office of the State Comptroller; active in alumni affairs.

’85 BS Ag—James M. Cotter Jr. of Beacon, NY, April 10, 2022; technical project manager, Astrix Group; active in community and alumni affairs.

’85 JD—Alexander P. Woollcott of Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2019; business attorney and Georgia “Super Lawyer”; chair, Global Sourcing & Strategic Transactions Practice, Morris, Manning & Martin; advocate for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and general counsel to the Southeastern Palm Society; enjoyed nature, gardening, tennis, golf, opera, and classical and rock music; active in Yale alumni affairs.

’88 BS ILR—Elizabeth Martinec Parsons of Liberty, SC, March 7, 2022; director of human resources, Easley Baptist Hospital; also worked in human resources at Nat’l Cash Register; massage therapist; served in the US State Dept. in Ghana and Nigeria; avid birder and Master Naturalist; enjoyed gardening, drawing, painting, playing banjo with local musicians, clogging, line dancing, and Appalachian music; active in community and alumni affairs.

’89 MD—Laurie B. Meckler of St. James, NY, April 7, 2022; psychiatrist in private practice; also worked in art preservation; enjoyed travel and literature; active in cultural affairs.


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2000s

’01 BA—Jonathan E. Stavis of Brunswick, ME, formerly of Buxton, ME, November 19, 2021; software developer and programmer for several companies; creator and founder, eMoods, a free app for mood tracking and reporting for users with bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and other mental and emotional disorders; president, Greater Portland Toastmasters Club; avid runner; enjoyed music, woodworking, remodeling, writing, outdoor activities, yoga, beekeeping, and home-brewing.


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2020s

’21 MS—Daniel B. Weinstock of Middlebury, VT, and Ithaca, NY, April 8, 2022; PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell U., with research focused on battery charge-structure dynamics at the nanoscale and the implications for sustainable energy-storage systems; also worked at Lehigh U. and at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; teacher.


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Published June 1, 2022