November 2021

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1940s

’41 BS Ag—Jane Frier Bertrand of Syracuse, NY, May 25, 2021; operated HF Joy Co. alongside her husband; also worked at Oneida Health Hospital; volunteered with the American Red Cross in the South Pacific in World War II; treasurer, Class of ’41; avid bridge player; enjoyed international travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Delta Delta Delta.

’42—Robert Z. Lewis of Washington, DC, April 17, 2013; counsel, Committee of Interns and Residents, Service Employees Int’l Union; general counsel, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America; activist for labor rights, peace, and civil rights.

’44—Margaret Tomlinson Roe of North Redington Beach, FL, formerly of Brownville, NY, February 24, 2021; owned and operated Roe Farm Service alongside her husband; enjoyed science and technology, raising and showing Morgan horses, knitting, golf, and bridge. Delta Delta Delta.

’45 BA—Elizabeth Finley Allen of Newport News, VA, June 11, 2021; homemaker; worked for Republic Aviation Corp., the US Dept. of State, and the US Army; president, Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Southern Virginia; Cornell chimesmaster; enjoyed bridge, opera, the symphony, needlework, travel, and following professional tennis; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’45—Robert A. Anderson Jr. of Honolulu, HI, March 5, 2021; manager, Alexander Young Hotel; veteran; cofounded the Hawaii Air Nat’l Guard; track and field coach; enjoyed running, surfing, sailing, competitive canoe paddling, and training racehorses. Psi Upsilon.

’45—Mills B. “Bud” Crandell of Fort Ann, NY, March 4, 2021; worked for Imperial Wallcoverings; veteran; enjoyed golf and nature. Alpha Tau Omega.

’46–47 GR—Elbert H. Marshall of Dallas, TX, April 3, 2021; engineer, Texas Instruments and Raytheon; worked in aircraft design and missile guidance; veteran; enjoyed cooking, baking, and singing; active in professional and religious affairs.

’47 BS Ag—Margaret Miller Rumsey of Ithaca, NY, May 28, 2021; owner and operator, Buttermilk Falls Bed & Breakfast; enjoyed sailing, flying, and travel; active in civic, community, professional, and religious affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’48 BA, PhD ’52—Melvin L. Kohn of Washington, DC, March 19, 2021; professor and chair, department of sociology, Johns Hopkins U.; chief of the Laboratory of Socio-environmental Studies, Nat’l Inst. of Mental Health; studied the relationship between social structure and personality, especially amid rapid social change; president, American Sociological Assn.; author; active in professional affairs.

’48—Karl L. Manders of Indianapolis, IN, April 11, 2021; neurosurgeon; specialized in chronic pain management; chief of medical and surgical neurology, Community Hospitals; coroner, Marion County; veteran; author; enjoyed travel, the symphony, opera, dance, scuba diving, golf, and baseball; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’48 BS Nurs—Carla Ansalone Salanitro of Valhalla, NY, December 4, 2017.

’49—Barbara Hendrickson Goetze of Towson, MD, March 3, 2021; homemaker; president, Lake Hills Garden Club; enjoyed cooking, decorating, flower arranging, gardening, fashion, and music; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’49 BS ORIE—Thomas P. Latimer of Clearwater, FL, May 14, 2021; CEO, Chicago Pneumatic; group VP, Dresser Industries; also worked for Clark Bros.; veteran; avid student of history and politics; lifetime member, Cornell U. Council; enjoyed reading and sailing; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’49—Dorothy McKeon Murphy of Torrington, CT, February 19, 2021; real estate broker; worked for Catholic Charities Torrington Family Service Center; volunteer, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind; Girl Scout leader; watercolor artist; enjoyed travel, sewing, gardening, languages, and the New York Times crossword puzzle; active in community affairs.

’49—Harry W. Triebel of Groves, TX, September 26, 2015; worked in the process engineering department at Texaco Star Enterprise; veteran; water safety instructor with the Red Cross; active in professional and religious affairs.

’49 BS Ag—John A. Weeks of Syracuse, NY, March 17, 2021; naturalist and environmental educator; director, Onondaga Nature Center and Center for Nature Education at Baltimore Woods; founding director, Rogers Environmental Education Center; biology professor, SUNY Oswego; conservation biologist, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation; veteran; wildlife artist; host of “The Nature of Things” radio show; author.


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1950s

’50 BS ILR, JD ’52—Robert E. Cappon of Greece, NY, May 31, 2021; attorney; led Monroe County’s tax foreclosure office; served on the Monroe County Legislature; veteran; member, Knights of Columbus; volunteer firefighter and president, Barnard Fire Dept.; enjoyed traveling, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening, and birdwatching; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’50 PhD—Vernon J. “Jack” Shiner Jr. of Bloomington, IN, May 26, 2021; professor, chairman of the Dept. of Chemistry, and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana U.; Fulbright scholar in Croatia; postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and University College London; veteran; patron of the arts; enjoyed travel, gardening, sports cars, and fine wine.

’50 BA, JD ’52—William J. vanden Heuvel of New York City, June 15, 2021; senior partner, Stroock Stroock & Lavan; senior advisor, Allen & Co.; deputy US representative to the United Nations; chairman, New York City Board of Correction; presidential campaign advisor to Jimmy Carter and Robert F. Kennedy; special assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; author; founder and chairman, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Inst.; active in civil, community, and alumni affairs.

’51 MS—Samuel M. Finkle of Fresno, CA, August 30, 2019; president, Nat Feinn & Son produce company; veteran.

’51 BA—Bertram A. Weiss of Hackensack, NJ, November 27, 2020; surgeon; president, North Jersey Surgical Assocs.; early adopter of laparoscopic surgery; veteran; enjoyed skiing, biking, golf, music, Broadway theater, museums, the New York Giants, and seafood; active in alumni affairs.

’52, BCE ’53—Paul W. Blanchard of Ithaca, NY, May 26, 2021; worked in sales and marketing for HH Robertson; veteran; lifetime member, Cornell U. Council; president, Class of ’52; recipient of the William “Bill” Vanneman ’31 Outstanding Class Leader Award; enjoyed politics, reading, golf, Cornell athletics, happy hour, the New York Times crossword puzzle, and choral and barbershop singing; active in alumni affairs. 

’52 BA, MD ’55—John L. Brown Jr. of Missoula, MT, June 6, 2021; internist; taught at New York Medical College; veteran; served on the Cornell Medical College Admissions Committee; enjoyed classical music, reading, birdwatching, botany, and travel; active in professional and alumni affairs. Phi Gamma Delta.

’52, BEE ’53—Marie Dimino Corning of Poughkeepsie, NY, March 3, 2021; teacher and head of the math department, Our Lady of Lourdes High School; first woman to graduate from Cornell’s electrical engineering program; volunteered with Meals on Wheels; active in community and religious affairs. Husband, John J. Corning ’52, BEE ’53.

’52 JD—Charles F. Evans Jr. of Glastonbury, CT, June 2, 2021; executive VP and director, Clevepak Corp. and Thatcher Glass Co.; president and director, Gruen Watch Co.; lawyer; veteran; substitute teacher; enjoyed tennis, hiking, American history, and collecting political memorabilia.

’52 BA, MBA ’57—George D. Landew of Somerville, NJ, May 21, 2021; consultant, ChevronTexaco; worked for the comptroller development program, Standard Oil of California; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’52—Gordon A. Schneider of Albany, CA, December 3, 2019; ambassador. Pi Kappa Phi.

’53 BA—William S. Hammond of Denver, CO, February 4, 2021; pathologist; professor, U. of Colorado School of Medicine; director of clinical laboratories, Denver V.A. Medical Center; mentor; member of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Cayuga Lodge.

’53—Donald P. Whyte of Lafayette, CA, November 25, 2020; assistant district attorney, Alameda County. Phi Delta Theta.

’54 PhD—Edmond Brown of Troy, NY, November 26, 2020; professor of physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.; studied the effects of magnetic fields on electronic behavior; author; veteran; enjoyed hiking in the Adirondacks, woodworking, cross-country skiing, photography, travel, and gardening; active in professional affairs.

’54 MBA—Lester L. Halpern of Boca Raton, FL, April 24, 2020; president, Lester Halpern & Co. PC; president, Johnson School Class of ’54; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Roberta Teich Halpern ’56.

’54 BA—Martin S. Lipnick of New Haven, CT, September 18, 2020; dentist; avid oboist; enjoyed volunteering, history, PBS documentaries, and his Model A Ford; active in community and religious affairs.

’54—Daniel W. Schwartz of New York City, December 15, 2020; forensic psychiatrist; associate professor of psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences U.; director of forensic psychiatry, Kings County Hospital Center; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’54 BS Hotel—Landon M. Spilman of Newtown Square, PA, June 8, 2021; worked for Whittlesey & Assocs.; human resources executive, Scott Paper Co.; veteran; director, Employment Management Assn.; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed volunteering, reading, politics, travel, and fishing; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi.

’55, BME ’56, PhD ’66—Norman H. Beachley of Madison, WI, May 23, 2021; professor of mechanical engineering, U. of Wisconsin, Madison; also worked for Hughes Aircraft Company and Space Technology Laboratories; textbook author; veteran; jazz pianist; enjoyed travel, culture, pole vaulting, bicycle racing, and cross-country skiing; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’55 BS Ag, MS ’60—Theodore I. Mullen of Phelps, NY, May 24, 2021; science teacher, Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate; science department chair, Midlakes High School; technical director, Midlakes Theatre Experience and Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre; veteran; mentor; founder, Phelps Recycle Center; enjoyed live theater, concerts, Cornell sports, volunteering, and astronomy; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’55 PhD—Mary E. Young of Rochester, NY, February 12, 2021; professor of history, U. of Rochester; professor, Ohio State U.; early scholar of American history from an indigenous perspective; author; mentor.

’56—Vernon P. “Woody” Woodward Bliss of Montague, MA, January 21, 2020; organizational development consultant; education specialist; taught at Utica College; Episcopal priest; activist for civil rights, peace, and food justice; enjoyed art, filmmaking, dance, storytelling, genealogy, the Red Sox, woodworking, and reading; active in community and alumni affairs. Triangle.

’56—Patricia Ferris Galbreath of Gadsden, AL, October 30, 2019; homemaker; enjoyed volunteering, golf, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’56 BA, MBA ’57—John H. Hoare Jr. of Basking Ridge, NJ, June 6, 2021; certified public accountant; worked for Bessemer Trust, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Corning Inc.; served on the Bernards Township Planning Board, Parks and Recreation committee, and Board of Health; Boy Scout treasurer; youth softball coach; Cornell chimesmaster; active in civic, community, religious, and alumni affairs. Acacia.

’56—Sally Jones Swantz of Seattle, WA, July 1, 2019; CPA; also worked at General Telephone Co. of the Northwest; volunteered at Old Stone Fort and Rensselaerville Historical Society; enjoyed genealogy.

’57—Carl J. Bellas of Heathsville, VA, March 10, 2021; dean of business, Samford U. and Susquehanna U.; professor and interim dean of the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech; veteran; enjoyed limericks and trivia. Phi Gamma Delta.

’57, BME ’59—John M. Kreuttner of New York City, October 2020; certified financial planner; IT manager, PepsiCo, Citibank, and Hartz Mountain; also worked at Electronic Data Systems and IBM; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Pi.

’57 BA, PhD ’62—Robert F. Pasternack of Cape Canaveral, FL, June 5, 2021; bioinorganic chemist; professor of chemistry, Swarthmore College; professor and chair of the chemistry department, Ithaca College; author; mentor; enjoyed world travel, baseball, opera, old movies, and the New York Times crossword puzzle; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’57 BS Ag—Ronald D. Ramsden of Dryden, NY, June 12, 2021; lieutenant colonel, US Air Force; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Zeta.

’58–59 GR—Phillip J. Burns of Portland, ME, April 20, 2021; agricultural economist, US Dept. of Agriculture; veteran; reading volunteer for the blind; enjoyed swimming, hiking, and the outdoors; active in community and alumni affairs.

’58, BME ’59—Grant L. Gregory of Santa Monica, CA, April 12, 2021; VP and residential manager, Temperature Equipment Corp.; also worked for Carrier Corp. Sigma Pi.

’59—Alexander P. Brown III of Baltimore, MD, April 22, 2021; stockbroker, Chapin Davis; also worked for Ferris, Baker Watts and Alex. Brown & Sons; enjoyed Russian culture, golfing, playing tennis, hunting waterfowl, sailing, and classic sports cars; active in community and religious affairs.

’59—James F. Dodd of New Paltz, NY, December 14, 2020; professor and head of the education department, Marist College; principal, Krieger and Columbus elementary schools; administrator and teacher, Poughkeepsie City School District; farmer; coached football, crew, and Little League; enjoyed playing softball; active in community and religious affairs. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’59 BA—Lawrence E. Glassberg of Rye Brook, NY, April 4, 2020; cardiologist, Columbia U. Irving Medical Center and Hartsdale Medical Group; veteran; active in alumni affairs.

’59 PhD—Paul A. Johnsgard of Lincoln, NE, May 28, 2021; ornithologist; professor of biological sciences, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln; conservationist; prolific author; artist, and illustrator; mentor; active in professional affairs.

’59—Lois Ruttenberg Mirkin of Kansas City, MO, December 22, 2020; art therapist; taught at the Kansas City Art Inst.; potter; Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia; student of Jin Shin Jyutsu; enjoyed gardening.


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1960s

’60–61 GR—Karl-Hermann Neumann of Forest Hills, NY, February 23, 2021; pediatrician; clinical associate professor of pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell U.; clinical associate attending pediatrician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; author and editor; enjoyed travel, the New York Mets, diners, and Austrian food; active in professional affairs.

’60 PhD—Don H. Rotenberg of Tulsa, OK, March 29, 2021; VP of research and development, Neolens Inc.; director, Coburn Optical Industries; VP and general manager, American Optical Co.; senior resident chemist, Exxon; patent holder; enjoyed golf, softball, tennis, international travel, and crossword puzzles; active in alumni affairs.

’60–61 GR—Bernard Tandler of Shaker Heights, OH, February 24, 2021; research biologist; professor emeritus of oral biology and dental medicine, Case Western Reserve U.; also taught at the U. of Copenhagen, U. of Cagliari, Kyushu Dental U., Texas Tech U., and Cornell U.; author and editor; mentor; enjoyed literature, table tennis, classical music, old movies, and the New York Times crossword puzzle; active in professional and community affairs.

’61, BME ’63—David W. Gordon of Camden, ME, formerly of Fairport, NY, April 1, 2021; director of finance, Eastman Kodak; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; enjoyed sailing and the arts. Chi Phi.

’61 BFA—Marjorie Sze Whalen of San Francisco, CA, January 2021; owner, M. Sze & Co.; also worked for Henry J. Kaufman & Assocs. Husband, Edward E. Whalen, JD ’63.

’62—Stephen L. Kryscuk of Deer Park, NY, January 3, 2021; worked for Pennock Plainview. Phi Kappa Tau.

’62 BA—Susan Richman of New York City, April 19, 2021; senior publicity manager, Grand Central Publishing; VP, MacMillan Publishing Co.; senior VP and director of publicity, Scribner; president, Women’s Media Group and Publishers Publicity Assn.; longtime board member, Goddard Riverside Community Center; enjoyed movies, Broadway, and opera.

’62 BA—Oliver F. Swift of Lititz, PA, February 2021; reference librarian, White Plains Public Library; human rights activist; active in community and alumni affairs.

’63 MS Ed—Faye Schwitters Anderson of Rockford, IL, April 4, 2021; elementary and high school English teacher; volunteered with the United Nations to teach English at Central U. for Nationalities in Beijing; typesetter; editor; enjoyed travel, volunteering, and lifelong learning; active in community and religious affairs.

’63—Nancy Goldstone Gersh of Ithaca, NY, June 3, 2021; English teacher; guidance counselor; worked at Ithaca High School, Lansing High School, and Lehman Alternative Community School; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau. Husband, David Gersh ’63, JD ’65.

’64 BA—Leonard S. Berman of South Dartmouth, MA, April 16, 2021; senior director of scientific affairs, Pall Corp.; consultant, Food and Drug Administration; expert in blood, intravenous, and anesthesia filtration; peace advocate; enjoyed music, tennis, sailing, travel, and animals; active in civic, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’64—John K. Gempler of Kenoza Lake, NY, March 17, 2016; president, Callicoon Co-operative Insurance Co.; dairy farmer; member, Finger Lakes Insurance Council; active in community and professional affairs.

’65 BS Ag—Thomas M. Corkill of Naples, FL, formerly of Naperville, IL, May 18, 2021; partner, Harris Assocs.; veteran; named a top five fund manager by Barron’s in 2000; competitive marksman; enjoyed polo and golf. Theta Chi.

’65 PhD—Frank E. Rose of Jackson, MI, April 1, 2021; associate professor of physics and founder of the astronomy department, U. of Michigan, Flint; also taught at General Motors Inst.; mentor; active in professional affairs.

’66 BA—Mary Loosbrock Miers of Silver Spring, MD, May 30, 2021; strategic planning consultant, Columbia U. Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; senior science policy analyst, Nat’l Institutes of Health; owned and operated a floral design business; social justice activist; served on the Class of ’66 council; enjoyed volunteering, music, choral singing, and travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Omega.

’67 JD—Henry R. Ippolito of Fairport, NY, May 6, 2021; attorney; veteran; president, Monroe County Bar Assn.; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’67 LLB—Robert I. Kuchinsky of Flemington, NJ, May 12, 2021; attorney; veteran; member, Flemington Jewish Community Center and Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education; enjoyed tennis, golf, watercolor painting, reading, and Irish folk music; active in community and professional affairs.

’68 PhD—Paul H. Kipps of Aroda, VA, June 14, 2021; professor and interim dean, College of Business, James Madison U.; dairy farmer; active in professional and religious affairs.

’68 JD—James A. Ruf Jr. of New York City, June 4, 2021; corporate securities lawyer; advocated for women in the legal field; enjoyed Saabs, watches, fountain pens, radios, animals, reading, music, and Chinese culture; active in alumni affairs.

’69—Glen F. Allen of Pocatello, ID, March 28, 2021; machinist; enjoyed Norwegian and industrial history, playing guitar, and reading; active in civic affairs.

’69 BA, JD ’72—Gail R. Gordon of West Islip, NY, January 16, 2021; attorney; worked for Adecco, Pall Corp., and Olsen Corp.; volunteered with the Nassau Bar Assn. Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic; enjoyed music, community theater, history, genealogy, Scottish culture, opera, the Highland Games, and hockey; active in professional affairs.

’69 PhD—John E. Parker of Milford, MA, April 1, 2021; principal engineer, Areva; senior engineer, Yankee Atomic Electric Co. and Duke Engineering & Services; helped operate Jo-Erl farm; avid marathon runner; active in professional and religious affairs.

’69 BA—John J. Signorelli of Newark Valley, NY, June 4, 2021; science teacher, Whitney Point Central School District; co-owned and operated Signorelli’s Car Washes; also worked in real estate; enjoyed gardening, winemaking, flying, travel, and animals; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Marsha Feltes Signorelli ’70, BS Ag ’71.


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1970s

’70 BS Ag—Paul H. Baker of Sanborn, NY, formerly of Ransomville, NY, May 26, 2021; executive director, Agriculture Affiliates and the NYS Horticulture Society; executive secretary, NYS Berry Growers Assn.; agricultural advisor, NYS Senate; farmer; enjoyed golfing and the New York Yankees; active in professional affairs. Phi Delta Theta.

’70 MA HE—Charlotte H. Gold of St. Simons Island, GA, May 29, 2021; mediator and arbitrator; editor, the Arbitration Journal; taught arbitration and collective bargaining at Cornell U. and SUNY; VP, American Arbitration Assn.; director of the publications division, NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell U.; author; active in professional affairs.

’70 BS ILR, JD ’73—Robert F. Hermann of Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2021; attorney specializing in labor and employment law; vice chair, Personnel Appeals Board, US Government Accountability Office; also worked for the Federal Labor Relations Council and the Internal Revenue Service; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’71 BS HE—Diane Brenner of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Albany, NY, June 6, 2021; real estate investor; managing director, iMind Education Systems; CEO, NYS Psychological Assn.; executive director, Cystic Fibrosis Fdn. of Northeastern New York; assistant director, Planned Parenthood Albany; legislative associate, NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities; vice president, Cornell School of Human Ecology Board of Directors; member, Cornell U. Council; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’71 JD—Warren E. George of San Rafael, CA, April 14, 2018; lawyer.

’71, BS Ag ’72—Arthur E. Joye of Lexington, NC, October 25, 2019. Theta Delta Chi.

’72—Thomas F. Bridon of West Seneca, NY, March 10, 2021; sales representative, Jerico Assocs.; manufacturing engineer, Hebeler Welding Co.; enjoyed cooking.

’72, BA ’73—Mitchell Sudolsky of Austin, TX, March 31, 2021; social worker; clinical professor of social work, U. of Texas, Austin; executive director, Jewish Family Service of Austin; director, Spanish Peaks Mental Health Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Community Health; also taught at Trinidad State Junior College; advocate for social justice; mentor; volunteer firefighter; enjoyed music, hiking, biking, and reading history and the New York Times; active in professional affairs.

’73, BS Ag ’74—Nobuo Atsumi of Fukushima, Japan; Shiba Inu breeder; owner, Yokohama Atsumi Kennel; also worked for Saudi Arabian Oil Co.

’74 BS Ag—Dan D. Reed of Adams Center, NY, May 29, 2021; co-owner, Reed Haven Farms; president, Jefferson County Bulk Milk Cooperative; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’75 MBA—Peter J. Morphis of Williamsville, NY, May 22, 2021; owner, Antoinette’s Sweets; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’75—Louis A. Yurek of Tres Pinos, CA, March 6, 2021; escalation manager, IBM; support facilitator, TSANet; technical support manager, Unison and BTI Computer Systems; classical guitarist; enjoyed skydiving, photography, sports, science, his pets, music, and cooking.

’76–78 GR—Margaret D. Kassner of Bellingham, WA, February 23, 2021; owner, Landscape MD; VP of Aetna and Cigna Int’l; head of underwriting, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; member, Whatcom County Master Gardener Fdn.; enjoyed dance, Celtic music, and film.

’77, BEE ’78—Steven M. Hirschman of Fair Lawn, NJ, March 4, 2021; owner, Steven M. Hirschman EE; consultant, S-Plus; principal partner, Manhattan Information Technology Group; senior systems engineer, ITT Inc.; chief technical officer and co-founder, Quincunx; Boy Scouts volunteer; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’79 BS Hotel—William C. “Chris” McCormick of Centreville, VA, 2019; general manager, Westfield Concessions Management Inc.; account executive, Key Impact Sales Systems; worked for DAKA Int’l; marketing representative, SYSCO; general manager, Cafe Express.


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1980s

’80 MBA—Martin S. Reader of Minnetonka Beach, MN, October 7, 2015; senior VP, marketing and client management, Ebenx Inc.; VP, Ecolab Fdn.; also worked for Iceberg Int’l Inc. and Marriott.

’80 BS HE—Judith K. Westerman of Glen Rock, NJ, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, January 22, 2020; reference librarian, Paramus Public Library; associate director of publicity, Dell Publishing; senior publicist, Viking Penguin; publicist, Simon & Schuster; reference librarian, Brooklyn Public Library; president of the board of trustees, Glen Rock Public Library; enjoyed volunteering, NPR, healthful eating, walking, word puzzles, and art museums; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’81 JD—Kevin W. Goering of New York City, May 1, 2021; lawyer; specialized in First Amendment, intellectual property, and media and publishing law; enjoyed hiking, motorcycling, and lifelong learning; active in professional affairs.

’81 JD—Stuart I. Gold of West Orange, NJ, May 30, 2021; lawyer; adjunct professor, Seton Hall Law School; taught business law and legal history at Rutgers U.; studied American history with a focus on slavery and manumission. Wife, Diana d’Ambra, JD ’81.

’82 BCE—Randolph B. Hunt of New York City, January 6, 2020; civil engineer, NYS Dept. of Transportation; technical analyst, Boeing; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’86 BS Hotel—Jennifer Braman Lyons of Honolulu, HI, June 12, 2021; attorney; executive director, FirstEnergy Corp.; director of research and development, City of Cleveland Heights; advocate for individuals with disabilities; coached youth canoeing; enjoyed travel, the outdoors, and sports; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.


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1990s

’91 BS Hotel—Lisa Rubenstein Lampert of Westport, CT, 2021; global chief compliance officer, Capital Dynamics; senior VP and chief compliance officer, EACM Advisors; general counsel, Geode Capital Management; VP and associate counsel, State Street Bank and Trust Co.; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Omega.

’95 MBA—Len D. Blanchard of Whitefish Bay, WI, April 17, 2010; director of North American transportation, SC Johnson; operations manager, Dell; enjoyed running marathons and entertaining.


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2000s

’03 PhD—Michael L. Sorensen of Ithaca, NY, May 29, 2021; partner, Segal & Sorensen; enjoyed biking, hiking, snowboarding, and thrift shopping.


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2010s

’12, BA ’13—Caitlin R. Flynn of Raleigh, NC, May 5, 2021; graduate instructor and doctoral candidate in linguistics and sociology, North Carolina State U.


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Published November 1, 2021