March 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’37 PhD—Marvin C. Dilkey of Lake Forest, IL, 1993; professor of English and German language and literature, Lake Forest College, Blackburn College, Cornell U., and DePauw U.; opera aficionado.

’37 BA—Querida Duval Dunn of Watsonville, CA, formerly of Laguna Woods, CA, January 21, 2010. Kappa Delta.

’37 BS Ag—Fannie Price Eisenstein of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Seaford, NY, December 4, 2010; educator and administrator; dean of continuing education and extension services, NYC Community College, Brooklyn (now City Tech); advocate for equality and social justice; author; active in civic and community affairs.

’37 BA—Margaret Cross English of Fort Myers, FL, January 26, 2014; homemaker; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Phi.

’37 BA, MA ’50—Ray B. Merriam of Tamarac, FL, and Alexandria Bay, NY, October 19, 1998; high school teacher, East Rockaway School District; veteran; active in religious affairs.

’37 BS HE—Lucia Angell Myers of Riverside, CA, 1979; active in alumni affairs.

’37 BS Ag—William L. Pashley of Oswego, NY, February 23, 1999.

’37 BA—Sidney Reider of Tamarac, FL, 2004. Phi Sigma Delta.

’37 BS HE—Margaret Douglas Roos of Hamlin, PA, October 25, 1993; member, Waynewood Assn. and Lake Wallenpaupack Yacht Club. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’37 BS HE—Meredith Westlake Smith of Ontario County, NY, and Nairobi, Kenya, July 1978.

’37 BA Ag—Victor Tiship of Putnam Valley, NY, April 4, 1988; biologist; laboratory technician; veteran.

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 BME—Vittorio E. Cuniberti of Lakeville, CT, March 31, 2010. Beta Theta Pi.

’41 BA—Martha Pound Steele of Haverford, PA, February 13, 2010. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’43–44 SP Ag—Takashi Morita of Fresno, CA, October 19, 2004; operated the Biola Shaw Motor Service in Fresno; grape farmer; US Army volunteer in military intelligence; enjoyed professional sports, music, reading, and writing; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’45, BA ’49—Stuart M. Shotwell of Framingham, MA, December 8, 2021; attorney in the field of pension program development; town assessor in Weston and Sherborn, MA; actuary, Loyal Protective Life Insurance Co., Boston; veteran; enjoyed camp life in northern Maine, DIY skills, and nature; active in community affairs. Kappa Alpha.

’46 BME—Arthur R. Tobias of Lansing, NY, formerly of Naugatuck, CT, November 5, 2012.

’47 BA—Yetta Haber Farber of Fair Lawn, NJ, May 29, 2021; teacher; New Jersey Teacher of the Year; classroom volunteer in retirement; enjoyed doing ceramics and hosting social gatherings; active in religious affairs.

’47 BME—Edwin P. Schrank of Akron, OH, December 9, 2021; president, McNeil Corp., Akron Division; VP–Production, Seiberling Rubber Co.; veteran; member of several corporate boards; philanthropist and community volunteer with the United Way, American Red Cross, and Boy Scouts; elected to the Ohio Senior Citizen Hall of Fame; enjoyed working the family farm, raising horses and chickens, gardening, and landscaping.

’48 BS ILR—Jerome Ackerman of Rockville, MD, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD, December 8, 2021; attorney, Covington & Burling, specializing in employment law, energy regulatory laws, and contracts; arbitrator and mediator; veteran; active in various positions with the United Nations, including judge and president of the UN Administrative Tribunal; chairman, US Dept. of Labor Special Industry Committee reviewing a minimum wage in American Samoa; active in alumni affairs.

’48 BCE, BArch ’51—Jesús Eduardo Amaral of San Juan, PR, September 29, 2020; award-winning modern architect and educator; partner, Amaral y Morales; founder and first head of the School of Architecture, U. of Puerto Rico; president, Puerto Rico’s Inst. of Architects and the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Inst. of Architects; active in alumni affairs.

’48 BS Ag—Thomas Dolan IV of Lafayette Hill, PA, formerly of Chestnut Hill, PA, December 28, 2021; award-winning conservationist, ecological activist, and pioneer in early flood plain zoning; executive director, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Assn. (now Wissahickon Trails); president, Nature Conservancy, Eastern Pennsylvania chapter; founder, Environmental Planning and Information and secretary/treasurer, Philadelphia Conservationist Board; expert in the biodiversity of streams, rivers, and lakes; identified a new category of mayfly, later named Dolania americana; enjoyed reading, fly fishing, birding, and sailing; active in alumni affairs. Delta Phi.

’48, B Chem E ’49—Peter Harriott of Ithaca, NY, September 23, 2021; emeritus professor of chemical engineering, Cornell U.; also supervised graduate research in process control, mass transfer, kinetics, air pollution control, and reactor design; co-authored Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, the defining textbook on unit operations; guest lecturer, Cornell’s Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; recipient of the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education by the American Inst. of Chemical Engineers; Boy Scout leader; founder, Cayuga Trails Club; member, Tompkins County Environmental Management Council; enjoyed choral and group singing; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’48 BME—Harold L. Olsen of Madison, WI, December 5, 2021; founder and CEO, Olsen and Assocs., consulting engineers; also worked for the Alaska Highway, Allis Chalmers, the State of Wisconsin, and the U. of Wisconsin; veteran; enjoyed travel, flying, gardening, and playing cards; active in community and religious affairs.

’48 BS Ag—Gerald I. Starr of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Old Westbury, NY, November 30, 2021; founder, Tensor Electronic Development Corp. (later Centroid Inc.); co-creator of the Tensor lamp; enjoyed gardening, fishing, and world travel; active in religious affairs.

’49, BS ILR ’50—Anne Louise “Sue” Sheary Bieter of Scottsdale, AZ, December 12, 2021; real estate agent; homemaker; enjoyed travel; active in community affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.


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1950s

’50, BEE ’51—Leslie V. Bird of Solomons, MD, formerly of Hickory, NC, December 22, 2021; registered professional engineer; founder, LVB Assocs.; worked on inventions such as leak detectors for furnaces and the automated warning sound when train or subway doors open; electrical engineering faculty, U. of Bridgeport (CT); advanced manufacturing engineer, General Electric; veteran; member, Kiwanis; enjoyed bridge, playing trumpet, and genealogy; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’50, BA ’51—William R. Brockway of Hagerstown, MD, December 28, 2021; consultant and chemical engineer; worked at DuPont in explosives, acid manufacturing equipment design, and process equipment design and safety; veteran; member, Rotary; coached Little League and other youth sports; avid baseball fan and player; active in community, professional, and religious affairs. Sigma Pi.

’50, BME ’51—George S. Diehl Jr. of Towson, MD, August 29, 2021; international salesman in the air conditioning industry, including at JCI/York Industries and Worthington Industries; veteran; enjoyed genealogy and playing bridge, tennis, golf, and croquet; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’50—Jane Gray Feltus of Baldwinsville, NY, formerly of New Hartford, NY, December 22, 2021; homemaker; also worked at the luggage store Reid Sheldon & Co.; member on several boards of trustees; enjoyed travel, bridge, and baking.

’50 BME—Edwin Greenhaus of North Palm Beach, FL, and Rye, NY, December 6, 2021; CEO, Wachtel Duchlauer & Fein, a subsidiary of National Kinney; CEO, Meredith Healy Halloran Corp., heating and plumbing contractors in NYC; tennis player and football fan; board member, 92nd Street Y; engineering consultant to community and philanthropic organizations. Phi Sigma Delta. Wife, Carol Singer Greenhaus ’52.

’50, BA ’49—Frederic J. Masback of Long Beach, CA, December 5, 2019; professor of English, California State U., Long Beach; active in community and religious affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu.

’50 BME—Angelo L. Morbito of Syracuse, NY, December 4, 2021; priest in the Syracuse diocese; associate pastor and pastor in Solvay, Oswego, and Binghamton; math and art teacher, Oswego Catholic High School; member, Diocesan Building Commission; moderator, Binghamton Chapter of Catholic Nurses; enjoyed the arts, travel, and baking; active in professional affairs.

’50 BS Ag—Joseph S. Parr of Lincoln, CA, November 14, 2021; co-founder, Lincoln Fisheries, a fishing and picnicking recreation destination; military officer, US Air Force; avid baseball fan and player.

’51 BS HE—Nellie E. Burnham of Roscoe, NY, December 24, 2021; home economics teacher, Roscoe Central School and elsewhere; weaver, author of weaving designs, workshop leader, and founding member of the Woodland Weavers & Spinners Guild; active in professional affairs.

’52, BEE ’53—Arthur E. Franz of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Bolton Landing, NY, July 9, 2021; manager of software development and systems engineering on the PATRIOT air defense system, Raytheon Co.; also worked on the ballistic missile early warning system at RCA; design engineer, Philco Corp.; veteran; private aviation pilot; board member, Lake George Land Conservancy; enjoyed power boating, sailing, and video editing for nonprofits; active in community and alumni affairs. Triangle.

’53 BA, JD ’55—Joseph Dunn of New Providence, NJ, December 7, 2021; corporate and commercial attorney, Dunn Lambert LLC; veteran; member, US Tax Court; member and officer on numerous community boards and professional associations; enjoyed arts and culture, travel, horseback riding, golf, the Yankees, and the Giants.

’53 BS HE—Claire Moran Ford of Southport, CT, formerly of Westport, CT, July 28, 2021; residential real estate agent, Coldwell Banker; worked in marketing at Young & Rubicam and Procter & Gamble; also worked for the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport; volunteer; scout leader; first chairperson of the Westport Beautification Committee, which assisted Westport in purchasing land and transforming it into parks; avid reader and gardener; enjoyed travel, cooking, dancing, theater, and social gatherings; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’53 BArch—Charles H. Harper of Milwaukee, WI, December 29, 2021; architect; founder and president, Harper Drake & Assocs.; designed the Globe Union/Johnson Controls World Headquarters and numerous residential homes, schools, and churches; veteran; active in artistic, community, and religious affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’53 BS HE—Nancy Ranck Lee of Longboat Key, FL, June 2, 2021; entrepreneur and management consultant, Requisite Organization Assocs.; also worked for Macy’s and Josiah Wedgewood & Sons Ltd. in New York; author; mentor to women managers; enjoyed international travel, opera, ballet, and reading; active in alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’53 BA—Ira A. Miller of Fort Lee, NJ, December 13, 2021; financial advisor, Merrill Lynch and Eastman Dillon; veteran; enjoyed international travel, the arts, tennis, and the St. Louis Cardinals; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu. Wife, Myrna Zimmerman Miller ’54.

’53 BS HE—Carole Freedman Sacks of Norfolk, VA, December 19, 2021; homemaker; accomplished pianist; enjoyed international travel, the outdoors, art museums, antiquing, and tulips; active in charitable, civic, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’54, BCE ’55—Kenneth H. Hershey of Rochester, NY, October 2021; consultant and civil engineer, Hershey, Malone & Assocs., serving municipal water and sewer districts in Monroe County and Western New York; village engineer, Webster and Fairport, NY; veteran; led a survey team to create the first topographical map of New Guinea; enjoyed skiing, golf, sailing, Euchre, and platform tennis; active in religious and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’54 BA—Antonia Mullen Walsh of Scotia, NY, December 31, 2021; remedial reading teacher, Shenendehowa School District; member, AAUW; volunteer and advocate for local performing arts; enjoyed reading and walking; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’54 BA—Frederic C. Wood Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY, October 16, 1970; chaplain, Vassar College; asst. professor and chaplain, Goucher College; specialist on the interrelationships of psychiatry and religion; lectured frequently before various civil rights organizations and professional groups; veteran; author of numerous articles and two books; active in professional affairs.

’55 BA—Philip H. Ackert Jr. of Wilmington, NC, January 23, 2016. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’55 BS ILR—Howard P. Fink of Dublin, OH, and St. Petersburg, FL, August 2, 2021; legal scholar, teacher, and authority on civil practice and procedure, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; also taught during sabbaticals and retirement at U. of Illinois, U. of San Diego, George Washington U., Santa Clara U., U. of Toledo, Wake Forest, Emory, and Stetson; master of the Socratic method; founding faculty member, OSU Pre-Law Program in Oxford, England; author of numerous books and publications; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’55, BA ’56—Merritt P. Gardner of Goshen, IN, December 30, 2021; professor of mathematics, Goshen College; member, Society of Friends; studied biblical Hebrew and Greek; enjoyed translating biblical texts, creating readers’ theater of biblical stories, and acting in local theater productions; active in community affairs.

’55 MS Ed—Cynthia Meyer Grubb of Sacramento, CA, formerly of San Francisco, CA, December 22, 2020; assistant librarian, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco; teacher, Palo Alto, CA; enjoyed travel, painting, quilting, long walks, and intellectual pursuits; active in environmental and religious affairs.

’55 BS Ag—Richard S. Mathewson of Fullerton, CA, October 18, 2021; realtor, McGarvey Clark Realtors; meat merchandiser, Mayfair Markets and Kroger Co.; veteran; member, Rotary, where he ran a reading intervention project for students; volunteer personnel commissioner, Fullerton School District; active in alumni affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’55 BS HE—Doris Shackelford Smith of San Rafael, CA, formerly of Walnut Creek, CA, December 4, 2021; homemaker; worked in the office of the president at UC Berkeley running Cooperative Extension programs, where she also completed a doctorate in education, and at the U. of Hawaii, where she published her research on anthropometry; enjoyed Cal football and baking pies; active in religious affairs.

’56, BS ILR ’57—Donald D. DeAngelis of Delmar, NY, and Chatham, MA, December 9, 2021; attorney; founder, DeAngelis, Kaplowitz, Rice & Murphy (later merged with his previous employer, Hinman, Straub, Pigors & Manning); hearing officer, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Dept.; veteran; active in public service, including as town police prosecutor, town judge, deputy town attorney, and counsel to state legislative committees; first state inspector general for the Workers Compensation System, managing insurance fraud investigations; chairman of the board, Albany Law School; youth football and baseball coach; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Phi Omega.

’56 BA, JD ’62—Stuart “Rocko” Herzog of Tucson, AZ, December 4, 2021; attorney in private practice; represented consumers, environmentalists, and small businesses on major public issues; veteran; participated in Senate Select Committee on Small Business hearings seeking better oversight of electric utilities; advocate for passage of the ERA; inventor; active in civic, community, and professional affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’56, BA ’58—Henry H. Hubbard III of Columbus, NC, and Harbor Beach, MI, May 25, 2021; COO, Trimingham Brothers in Bermuda; realtor, County Line Properties; CEO and president, Madigan Brothers; also worked at Porteous, Mitchell & Braun, McCurdy & Co., and J.L. Hudson Co.; lecturer, Rochester Inst. of Technology and St. Lawrence U.; enjoyed golf, sailing, and glass-blowing; active in community and religious affairs. Alpha Delta Phi. Wife, Marianne Smith Hubbard ’59.

’56 BS ILR—Paul N. Johansen of Stamford, CT, December 29, 2021; senior corporate executive, Esso/Exxon; veteran; championship bowler and tennis player; enjoyed photography and dogs; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’56—Nancy L. Martin of Gloucester, MA, December 21, 2021; homemaker; volunteer bookkeeper for several local charitable organizations; lover of wildlife and avid birdwatcher. Alpha Phi.

’56 BA, MBA ’58—Richard S. Miller of Lake Forest, IL, July 27, 2021; founder, Sales Development Assocs., training sales professionals in the US and Europe; director of sales training, Merck, Sharp & Dohme’s global agricultural veterinary division; directed the 1980s international rollout of the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin; salesman, Sealtest Dairy brands; member, Cayuga’s Waiters of the 1950s and numerous other a cappella groups and church choirs; enjoyed classical and popular music; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’56 BA—Benjamin Powell of Erwinna, PA, December 13, 2021; realtor, Class-Harlan Real Estate; veteran; volunteer fireman and fire warden; active in community affairs. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’56 BA—Richard P. Terhune of Falmouth, ME, formerly of Darien, CT, December 10, 2021; corporate banker; senior VP and director, Barclays Bank BZW Investment Division; also worked for the Corn Exchange Bank and New York Trust Co.; veteran; enjoyed classic literature, sharing family lore, and studying scripture; active in community and religious affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’56 BS HE—Jean Grant Whitney of Pittsford, NY, November 20, 2021; teacher, Rochester and Pittsford school districts; enjoyed opera, travel, monarch butterflies, and group singing.

’57 BA—Lawrence R. Graff of Manhasset, NY, December 21, 2013.

’57 BS Ag—Russell C. Weiss of Westhampton, NY, and Windermere, FL, June 15, 2021; entrepreneur in the greenhouse and floriculture industry; president and CEO, Kurt Weiss Greenhouses Inc., which he developed into the largest greenhouse operation in North America, where he provided landscaping, wholesaling, and horticultural manufacturing services; president, Long Island Flower Growers Assn.; member of several boards; enjoyed exotic birds and travel; active in professional and alumni affairs. Theta Chi.

’58 BA—Daniel J. Arnow of New Rochelle, NY, December 13, 2021; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’58 BS Ag—Bruce R. Donnan of Piffard, NY, December 14, 2021; president, Donnan Farms Inc., his family dairy farm; board member, Genesee Valley Conservancy; active in professional and religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’58 BFA—Sandra Thomas Meyer of North Palm Beach, FL, July 7, 2021; freelance artist with studios in Lake Park and Tequesta, FL; president, board of governors, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; enjoyed tennis, travel, scuba diving, and boating. Husband, William J. Meyer ’58.

’58–59 SP Ag—John K. Van de Weert of Richford, NY, November 16, 2021; bus driver, Dryden, NY, schools and Swarthout Coaches; dairy farmer in Virginia and New York; member and trustee, Dryden United Methodist Church; enjoyed visiting the national parks, playing dominoes, fishing, and classic cars; active in religious affairs.

’59 BA—Morton A. Diamond of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 16, 2021; professor and medical director, Physician Assistant Training Program, Nova Southeastern U.; chief of internal medicine, cardiology, and the medical staff, Hollywood Memorial Hospital; cardiologist in private practice; expert in cardiac ultrasonography; veteran; author; active in professional affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’59—Joseph W. Glenn III of Oyster Bay, NY, July 22, 2018; physicist, Brookhaven Nat’l Laboratory.

’59 MS—William B. Hipple of Hyattsville, MD, formerly of Lancaster, PA, July 19, 2019; licensed practical nurse; also worked in advertising and sales promotion; veteran; deacon, elder, and Stephen minister, First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster; Boy Scouts leader; active in community affairs.

’59–60 SP Ag—Edgar D. Holloway of Amsterdam, NY, October 6, 2021; co-owner/operator, Holloway Brothers Farm; real estate appraiser, Capital Appraisers; also served as town assessor; volunteer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Montgomery County; enjoyed golf.


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1960s

’60 MBA—Joan Hildebrandt Estey of Stowe, VT, November 24, 2021; homemaker; co-owner, Surry Mountain Camping Area, Surry, NH; also worked at Esso Standard Co. (later Exxon) in Manhattan; director and board member, Waterbury Cancer Society; avid gardener; enjoyed dancing, music, Broadway, travel, and genealogy; active in community and religious affairs. Husband, Richard B. Estey ’55, MBA ’60.

’60–61 SP Ag—Olle Hakelius of Enköping, Sweden, June 2014. Alpha Zeta.

’60 BS Ag—David F. Peatfield of Marcellus, NY, December 24, 2021; real estate appraiser and consultant; owner, the Peatfield Co., commercial, industrial, and land property appraisers; also owned Field’s Antique Maps and Frames; veteran; member, Lions Club and Marcellus town board; enjoyed golf, international travel, and working the family dairy farm.

’60 BA—Vittorio Sicherle of São Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil, August 7, 2020. Sigma Phi.

’60 BS Nurs—Carol Zacharias Stephenson of Whitehouse Station, NJ, December 21, 2021; school nurse and social worker, Tewksbury Township School System; board member, Nat’l Alliance for Mental Illness; enjoyed reading, book club meetings, classical music, and playing the piano and harp.

’61 BA—Frederick E. Finkenauer of Woodbridge, CT, December 1, 2021; CFO, Caspari Inc.; also worked at Citibank; veteran; board member, the Woodbridge Land Trust and Kazanjian Economics Fdn.; enjoyed cooking, ocean cruising, and the Wild West; active in community and religious affairs. Chi Psi.

’61 BS HE—Eleanor Boykoff Schmetterling of Potomac, MD, December 20, 2020; real estate agent, Long & Foster; also worked as a teacher in New York and Maryland.

’61 BS Ag—Patrick F. Tersigni of Wayland, NY, December 4, 2021; veterinarian; owner/operator of private veterinary practice; enjoyed working on his farm, hunting, fishing, riding horses, cooking, and the Buffalo Bills; active in civic and religious affairs.

’62 BA—Sarah Briggs de Ris of Jamaica Plain, MA, December 25, 2021; librarian, Wheaton College; advocate for social equity; enjoyed reading, singing, and gardening; active in community and religious affairs.

’62 PhD—Nathan A. Edelson of Bala Cynwyd, PA, December 27, 2020; research scientist, Scott Paper/Kimberly-Clark; avid supporter of the arts.

’62 BA—George H. Hettrick of Richmond, VA, November 24, 2021; attorney, Hunton & Williams and chair of the firm’s pro bono committee; special counsel to Virginia Gov. Linwood Holton; veteran; lifelong public servant; board member, Lawyers Assistance Program; recipient of numerous awards and recognitions; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’62 BA—Marilyn Bosley Hicks of Westbury, NY, December 27, 2021; co-owner, Hicks Nurseries; active in community and alumni affairs.

’62 BS Ag—Edward M. Newell of Derby, NY, December 12, 2021; owner, Ed-Em Dairy; owner, North Creek Stables, training standardbred horses; director, Sherman Farmers Mill, providing products and services to dairy farmers, homeowners, and hobbyists; avid football and basketball fan; active in professional affairs. Zeta Psi.

’62, DVM ’65—L. Richard Poggi of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Eureka, CA, February 2021; worked at the FDA; veterinarian, Hicksville Animal Hospital, Plainview, Long Island; enjoyed fixing old Volkswagens, playing guitar, and choir singing. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’62 MBA—John G. Speirs of London, UK, December 27, 2014; managing director, Norsk Hydro UK, the Norwegian renewable energy company, where he set up the first environmental audit of a large company; adviser, Kleinwort Capital Ltd.; also worked at the Nat’l Enterprise Board, Tube Investments, and British Aluminium; expert in environmental affairs and active in several environmental and professional organizations; author; recipient of the CBE; enjoyed the outdoors, music, gardening, Scottish country dancing, and current affairs. Wife, Susan Seyler Speirs ’63.

’63 BA—William P. Arnold III of Charlottesville, VA, December 30, 2021; physician and anesthesiologist, U. of Virginia Medical Center and the UVA Acute Pain Service; contributed to early research that uncovered nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system; veteran; licensed ham radio operator; enjoyed travel, history, baking, and performing magic tricks; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Epsilon Delta.

’63 MD—Conner M. Moore of Biddeford, ME, December 26, 2020; pediatrician, PrimeCare Pediatrics; also worked at Sweetser’s Saco campus, providing community mental health services; football team doctor, Thornton Academy; veteran; author, Black Bag to Blackberry; helped open a clinic in Terrier Rouge, Haiti; enjoyed hiking, fishing, reading, gardening, and the Red Sox.

’63 BS Ag—Virginia Hoffman Morthland of Tucson, AZ, and Lake Oswego, OR, September 4, 2021; senior research asst., Oregon Health and Science U.; research asst., U. of Virginia School of Medicine departments of cancer research and immunology; enjoyed travel and boating. Delta Delta Delta. Husband, David W. Morthland ’62.

’64 BA—Jeffrey H. Pass of St. Louis, MO, April 30, 2021; business and corporate attorney, Lewis Rice; president, Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); board member, St. Louis Science Center; avid golfer; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta. Wife, Judy Hayman Pass ’65.

’65 BA—Leslie Haley Allen of Jacksonville, FL, December 24, 2021; social worker, educator, and mentor; advocate for infants and children through her work with the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Early Childhood Court, the Florida Assn. of Infant Mental Health, the Child Guidance Center, Family Support Services, FSU College of Social Work, Healthy Start, and many other organizations; club leader, 4-H; enjoyed hand-bell choirs; active in community and religious affairs.

’65 BS ILR—Jaxon Teck of Rockaway, NJ, April 18, 2014; innovation catalyst, US Army. Alpha Phi Delta. Wife, Arlene Helfrich Teck ’65.

’65 BS Ag—Worth A. Wollpert of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Chardon, OH, September 3, 2015; founder and CEO, Diamond Tech Inc., industrial tools wholesalers; veteran; member, Del Vets scholarship committee; enjoyed travel, fishing, owning racehorses, and golf; active in professional affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’66 BS Ag—Jesse E. Brownback III of Danville, PA, formerly of Granby, MA, December 19, 2021; paralegal; helped prisoners get access to a fair trial, Hampden County House of Corrections; avid birder and outdoorsman; enjoyed classical music, politics, fine food, and Western movies. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’67 MA—John C. Hanauer of Kingman, AZ, September 16, 2020. Wife, Janet Shough Hanauer, MS ’71.

’68 BS HE—Joyce Eichenberger Dalessandro of Del Mar, CA, December 29, 2021; mentor, leader, teacher, and homemaker; trustee, San Dieguito Union High School District; advocate for public education; named Volunteer of the Year and School Board Member of the Year; active in alumni affairs. Husband, John A. Dalessandro, MS ’69, PhD ’74.

’68 JD—Stanley J. Kanter of Barrington, RI, December 29, 2021; real estate attorney; named Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate in Providence; member of multiple professional organizations; conservationist; enjoyed reading, travel, and glass-blowing; active in religious affairs. Wife, Madeline Daub Kanter ’66.

’69 BA—Norman E. Cohen of Jamesville, NY, December 11, 2021; professor of computer science, SUNY Morrisville; software engineer, Genigraphics and the Foxboro Co.; public information specialist, Cayuga County Planning Board; filmmaker, Art Inst. of Chicago; bassoon, guitar, and keyboard player; enjoyed writing poetry. Pi Lambda Phi. Wife, Jessica Field Cohen ’70.

’69 B Chem E—Allen K. Jones of Sonoma, CA, November 3, 2021; CFO of two Silicon Valley startups; VP and controller, Varian Assocs., one of the first high-tech companies in Silicon Valley; conservationist and environmental advocate; enjoyed international travel, backpacking, and skiing; active in community affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.


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1970s

’72, BA ’73—Louise Penniman Rotholz of Fancy Gap, VA, December 18, 2020; accountant and independent CPA; missionary with her husband in Somalia, Nepal, and Ethiopia; enjoyed hiking, swimming, reading, birding, and writing letters; active in religious affairs. Delta Gamma.

’74 MA, PhD ’79—Ronald Aqua of Austin, TX; January 2, 2021; president, Texas Int’l Education Consortium; also worked at Mississippi State U., the US-Japan Fdn., and the Social Science Research Council; fluent in Korean and Japanese; Peace Corps volunteer; enjoyed international travel, global affairs, and Volvos; active in community affairs.

’74 BCE—David K. Moretzsohn of Downingtown, PA, December 28, 2021; president, J&L Building Materials Inc.; enjoyed golf and trips to the beach; active in community affairs.

’76 JD—Robert S. Bates of Chicago, IL, December 13, 1996; negotiator and labor attorney, Chicago Teachers Union, the Chicago Transit Authority rail workers’ union, and several other national and local unions; first executive director, State of Illinois Office of Collective Bargaining; partner, Jacobs, Burns, Sugarman, Orlove & Stanton; chairman, Cook County Bar Assn.’s political action committee; active in professional affairs.

’76 BA—David W. Daly of Stamford, CT, September 2021; CPA and independent finance consultant; VP, transaction pricing and contract analysis, MUFG Sanwa Business Credit Corp.; also worked at TIG Reinsurance; volunteer tax preparer; active in community and professional affairs.

’76 BEE—Franklin S. Ho of San Carlos, CA, August 3, 2021; digital chip designer, project manager, and design team leader; expert in debugging tools and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and custom design methodologies; principal engineer, Texas Instruments and BrightScale Inc.; ASIC design services consultant.

’77 BS HE—Fran Wallace Epstein of Grass Valley, CA, July 12, 2013; clinical psychologist, grade school teacher, and career counselor; member, ASPCA and the American Cancer Society; enjoyed reading, writing, playing the flute and piano, and listening to music.

’77 BEE—Thomas I. Paddrik of Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 26, 2020; program manager, Exxon Mobil. Sigma Nu.


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1980s

’80 BS Hotel—Geoffrey B. King of Manlius, NY, December 17, 2021; active in alumni affairs.

’83 BA—Andrea I. Kane of Washington, DC, August 4, 2021; senior director for policy and partnerships, Nat’l Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; also affiliated with the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families in various capacities; served on the White House Domestic Policy Council as a special assistant to President Clinton; author; active in professional affairs.

’83 MBA—Linda Balmer Kinnier of Portland, OR, October 15, 2021; office manager, Resource One Inc., a computer support and services company.

’83, BA ’85—Cheryl M. Waterman of Bronx, NY, November 6, 2015.

’87, BA ’89—Andrew M. Bodman of North Bend, WA, July 2020; founder, Thrival Food Co.; enjoyed squash, tennis, and baseball; active in alumni affairs.

’87 JD—Cassaundra Rainey of Union, NJ, formerly of Bronx, NY, April 22, 2017; VP, Child Welfare League of the America; youth advocate; active in community and alumni affairs.

’89 DVM—John C. Reynolds of Richmond, MA, December 9, 2021; veterinarian; owner, Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital and Shaker Hill Pet Resort; board member and veterinary service provider, Berkshire Humane Society; chair, Pittsfield Animal Control Commission; Rotarian; avid kayaker; active in community and professional affairs.

’89 BA, MA ’99—Lisa J. Sansoucy of Ithaca, NY, December 13, 2021; coordinator of language learning initiatives, Cornell U. Language Resource Center; taught political science at Ithaca College and ESL at Worcester State U.; proficient in Japanese and Vietnamese; member, East Hill Flying Club; enjoyed travel, piano, and musical events; active in community affairs.


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1990s

’91 BA—Douglas J. Ericksen of Ferndale, WA, December 17, 2021; Washington State Senator, representing the 42nd District in Whatcom County; ranking member, Energy, Environment, and Telecommunications Committee; also served six terms in the State House of Representatives; led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the Northwest. Sigma Chi.

’94 BS ILR—Rudy Choudhury of Solon, OH, December 6, 2021; supervisory attorney, Nat’l Labor Relations Board in Cleveland, overseeing the investigation and litigation of unfair labor practice charges; also served in private practice; speaker at various continuing legal education seminars; accomplished violinist and member of many international orchestras; avid sports fan; enjoyed travel, biking, tennis, swimming, hiking, and skiing; active in alumni affairs.

’96 JD—Charles M. Fernandez of Germantown, MD, February 23, 2012; staff attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP.


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2010s

’11 BS Ag—Paul A. Rust of Puerto Adela, Paraguay, formerly of Seymour, IN, December 3, 2021; farmer, private pilot, and translator/interpreter; active in community and international affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.


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Published March 1, 2022