September 2022

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1910s

1919, BS Ag 1920—Paul N. Boughton of Middletown, NY, July 13, 1996; owner/president, Paul N. Boughton Realtor; sold farms in Orange County and in Upstate New York.


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1930s

’35 MD—John H. Carlquist of Salt Lake City, UT, January 31, 2004; physician and pioneer in the medical specialty of pathology; chairman of laboratories, LDS Hospital; initiated the first blood bank in the Intermountain West; helped establish the LDS Hospital School of Medical Technology and also started a pathology residence training program; medical director, Red Cross Blood Center; active in community and professional affairs.

’35 MA, PhD ’46—V. Murray Chambers of Huntsville, AL, 1984; faculty member and first doctoral teacher, Alabama A&M University; namesake of the AAMU Arts & Sciences building; active in alumni affairs.

’37 MA—Marion C. O’Connor of Allentown, PA, February 9, 2013.

’38, BS HE ’39—Carolyn Mazur Hopkins of Auburn, NY, May 20, 2009; worked for the California Institute for Women, Corona, CA; enjoyed gardening, reading, current events, politics, and maintaining the family farm in Auburn; active in alumni affairs.

’39 MS—Ramon Colon-Torres of Barranquitas, PR, April 3, 1999; agricultural engineer, economist, and advocate of the cooperative movement; chairman of the board, Puerto Rico Agro-Commercial Cooperative; executive director, League of Cooperatives of Puerto Rico; director, Cooperative Development Administration, Government of Puerto Rico; first secretary of agriculture, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; director, Administration of Social Programs of the Puerto Rico Land Authority; enjoyed reading; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.


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1940s

’43—Norman M. Dean of Greeley, CO, June 27, 2022; banker and entrepreneur; CEO/president, United Bank of Greeley; national speaker and mentor for the banking industry; owned and operated six clothing stores; also developed other businesses related to fast food, cattle feeding, long-term care, energy, and medical equipment; Rotarian; award-winning community and educational volunteer; enjoyed international travel; active in professional and alumni affairs.

’45–47 SP Ag—William A. Coy Jr. of Highland, NY, May 25, 2022; apple farmer, William A. Coy & Sons farm, Clintondale, with local and international sales of apples and other produce; beekeeper; president, NYS Horticultural Society; avid ballplayer and proficient marksman; enjoyed riding horses, boating, skiing, camping, fishing, and hunting; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’45, BA ’44—Robert L. Jackson of Guilford, CT, June 6, 2022; professor emeritus of Slavic languages and co-founder of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University; scholar of the 19th- and 20th-century Russian novel and short story; prodigious author, including several books on Fyodor Dostoevsky; recipient of numerous awards and fellowships; veteran; active in professional affairs.

’46 MS—Edna Ryan Wells of Troy, NY, June 26, 2022; taught home economics in Green Island, Troy, and Lansingburgh school districts; enjoyed travel to all 50 states, choir singing, and playing piano; active in community, humanitarian, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’47—Carol Loeb Ash of Louisville, KY, 2022; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’47–48 GR—A. David Douglas of North Towanda, PA, June 7, 2022; chemical engineer, GTE Sylvania; also worked at U.S. Rubber Co.; veteran; held several patents; avid runner; active in community and religious affairs.

’48 BA—Richard H. Brown Jr. of Rockville Centre, NY, April 9, 2020; attorney; practiced maritime law in NYC; veteran; enjoyed summers in Jamesport; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Gail Berkson Malloy ’56.

’48 BEE—Ronald B. Hirsch of Boca Raton, FL, August 4, 2021. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’48 BA—Mary E. Utting of Charlotte, NC, July 15, 2022; editor, Texas A&M University, College Station; national director, Women in Communications Inc., Austin, TX; women’s editor, Charlotte Observer; also worked at the Miami Daily News; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’49 BS ILR, MBA ’50—Jerome Alpern of Englewood, NJ, July 22, 2022; business consultant, Jerome Alpern Inc.; private investment and financial consultant, Alpern & Alpern, NYC; namesake of Cornell ILR’s Distinguished Alumni Award and recipient of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award; lifetime member, Cornell Council; avid tennis player; enjoyed the New York Yankees and Giants, summers on the water, and the Virgin Islands; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu. Wife, Enid Levine Alpern ’47.

’49 BS Ag—Sylvia Colt De Almeida of Los Gatos, CA, May 6, 2022; owner of hotel business in Portugal; educational philanthropist and advocate for social equality; enjoyed international travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.


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1950s

’50 BME—George D. Russell of Schererville, IN, February 1, 2021; engineering manager; active in alumni affairs. Tau Beta Pi.

’51—Clyde N. Crammond of Winter Park, FL, January 15, 2020; traffic manager, administrative commercial salesman, and plant salesman, Port of Albany; veteran.

’51, BS Ag ’66—Donald F. House of Penn Yan, NY, June 26, 2022; farmer in the cattle industry; guidance counselor and teacher of farm management, Stanley, NY, BOCES; Yates County legislator; active in alumni and religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’51, BEP ’52—Irving Itzkan of Boston, MA, June 30, 2022; biomedical physicist, Spectroscopy Laboratory, MIT, where he developed instruments and techniques for using fiber-optic probes to recognize precancerous cells in real time; chairman, Optics Committee, Avco-Everett Research Lab, where he designed and developed the first intra-aortic balloon pump; also did research at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Sperry Labs; veteran; enjoyed sailing, New York Times crosswords, and “Jeopardy!”; active in civic and community affairs. Tau Beta Pi.

’51 BCE—Sidney Laibson of Bloomfield, CT, June 18, 2022; founder and president, Laibson Construction; veteran; gifted artist; singer, pianist, and ukulele player; enjoyed international travel, cycling vacations, tennis, jogging, and skiing; active in religious and alumni affairs. Tau Epsilon Phi.

’52 BS Nurs—Helen Grinwis Kattwinkel of Virginia Beach, VA, June 28, 2022; visiting nurse and award-winning community volunteer; homemaker and military spouse; Scout leader; enjoyed travel, square dancing, sewing, quilting, choir singing, swimming, and reading; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’52—Robert A. Livermore of Mystic, CT, July 6, 2021; co-owner/operator, Beechwood Inn, Barnstable, MA; also worked for Nash Engineering; member, Kiwanis; enjoyed travel, cars, boats, reading, the outdoors, and fixing things.

’53 MA—Patricia Nutt Adams of Fort Collins, CO, May 18, 2022; elementary school teacher in New York and New Jersey; veteran; community volunteer.

’53 BS Ag, PhD ’69—George J. Broadwell of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Trumansburg, NY, July 9, 2022; assistant director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, heading the NYS 4-H program and responsible for the cooperative extension staff development and recruitment program; professor emeritus, Department of Education, Cornell; cooperative extension field agent, Chelsea and Brattleboro, VT; National 4-H Fellow, U.S. Department of Agriculture; veteran; tax preparer; secretary, Kiwanis; enjoyed motor-home travel, woodworking, and cutting trees at the local Christmas tree farm; active in charitable, civic, community, and religious affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’53, B Chem E ’57—M. Colyer Crum of Needham, MA, May 17, 2022; professor of finance and business administration, Harvard Business School; advocated for the use of mainframe computers and a more diverse student body; also taught overseas; associate dean, HBS, in charge of the executive education programs; chemical engineer, Union Carbide; veteran; supported charitable and educational causes and served on numerous corporate boards; active in religious affairs. Kappa Sigma.

’53 GR—Malcolm G. Largmann of Brooklyn, NY, May 30, 2021; principal, Townsend Harris High School, Queens College; English department chair, Tilden High School; English teacher, Lafayette High School; advocate for the liberal arts; enjoyed travel and Broadway shows.

’53 BA—Charles P. Rufe of Waynesboro, VA, July 5, 2022; librarian, Waynesboro Public Library; career U.S. Army officer; spoke several foreign languages; Rotarian; enjoyed travel, trains, classical music, and volunteering as a spelling bee pronouncer; active in community and alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’53 BA—Mary Vanek Sites of Goffstown, NH, July 10, 2022; chemist, Grace Chemical, Cambridge, MA; also worked at DuPont in Detroit, MI; enjoyed travel, following sports, playing Mahjong, and reading mystery novels, cookbooks, and the daily papers.

’54, BME ’55—Mason D. Colby of Naples, FL, July 18, 2022; human resources manager, Procter & Gamble; veteran; community volunteer; enjoyed travel, sailing, and choral singing; active in religious and alumni affairs. Theta Xi. Wife, Patricia Jerome Colby ’54.

’54 BS ILR—Franklin L. Roberts of North Bethesda, MD, July 14, 2022; attorney; also served as village justice, New Hempstead, NY; veteran; docent, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; enjoyed crossword puzzles and following professional sports. Beta Sigma Rho.

’54 BA—Richard D. Rosenbloom of Rochester, NY, June 24, 2022; attorney; senior counsel, Boylan Code LLP, and chair of the firm’s alternative dispute resolution practice; federal court mediator; attorney in private practice; NYS Supreme Court Justice and Judge of the Family Court; board member of numerous cultural, advocacy, and religious organizations; active in civic, professional, and alumni affairs. Zeta Beta Tau. Wife, Beatrice Melter Rosenbloom ’57.

’54 BA—Charles H. Somers of Braintree, MA, March 6, 2018; financial planner, G&M Associates. Zeta Psi.

’54, BS ILR ’68—George K. Stevenson of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Midland, MI, June 20, 2022; personnel manager, Dow Corning Corp.; veteran; co-founder, Carroll County (KY) Ambulance Service and among the first certified EMT instructor/trainers in the state; active in community affairs.

’55 BS Ag, MS ’56—Raymond M. Bawol of Rhinebeck, NY, January 6, 2022; family farm manager, growing different varieties of vegetables and fruits, which included a pick-your-own berry business; regional director and consultant, Stauffer Chemical Co.; veteran; enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, and reading.

’55 BS HE—Carol Rittershausen Byron of Duvall, WA, June 10, 2022; psychotherapist; avid reader; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’55 BS Hotel—Donald M. Jacobs of Audubon, PA, June 20, 2022; award-winning food service management professional; director of dining services, University of Pennsylvania; veteran; president, National Association of College and University Food Services; advocate of programs for the physically and intellectually disabled; enjoyed exercise, cooking, and entertaining; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi. Wife, Frances Walden Jacobs ’56.

’56 JD—Gerald Beckerman of Rochester, NY, June 30, 2022; attorney in civil practice; co-founder and partner, Beckerman & Beckerman; also worked at Beckerman, Davidson, Fink & Cook; president, Monroe County Bar Association; Scout leader and Little League coach; enjoyed skiing; active in professional affairs.

’56 MA—Graham S. Mitchell of Lake Forest, IL, February 12, 2022; lexicographer, Scott Foresman & Co., Glenview, IL, and Thorndike Barnhart, NYC; enjoyed reading, hiking, softball, volleyball, and biking.

’56 BS Ag—Emmet F. Monaghan of Black Mountain, NC, formerly of Walnut Creek, CA, May 28, 2022; consultant and executive in commercial insurance, risk management, and strategic advising; worked with numerous faith-based and nonprofit organizations; enjoyed international travel, reading, and entertaining.

’56 MS, PhD ’59—Harry C. Peterson of Littleton, CO, May 28, 2021; professor at Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver, and Cornell University; contributed to the success of the Titan rocket program at Martin Marietta; inventor; expert on motorcycle safety; enjoyed classic British sports cars.

’56 MD—Abraham F. Ward of Atlantic Beach, NY, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, May 20, 2022; internal medicine physician, Brooklyn Jewish Hospital/Interfaith Medical Center and Rochdale Center Medical Group; veteran; held memberships in several medical associations and societies; enjoyed international travel, tennis, crossword puzzles, and photography; active in religious affairs.

’57 PhD—Maynard C. Conner of Villa Hills, KY, formerly of Blacksburg, VA, September 29, 2014; professor of agricultural economics, Virginia Tech; veteran; active in religious affairs.

’57 BA, MD ’61—James C. Drennan Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, June 7, 2022; pediatric orthopedist and orthopedic surgeon, Lovelace Health System; medical director and CEO, Carrie Tingly Children’s Hospital, University of New Mexico; director of orthopedics, Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut; veteran, U.S. Army Medical Corps; prolific academic writer, including four pediatric orthopedic textbooks; avid Boston sports fan; enjoyed international travel; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Delta Upsilon.

’58 BS HE—Paula Rivlin Glickman of Rye, NY, April 26, 2022; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’58 BA—Gurrie C. Rhoads of Western Springs, IL, July 25, 2022; entrepreneur and real estate developer; president, Rhoads Development Co.; conducted numerous real estate partnerships in the western Chicago suburbs and developed the Commonwealth neighborhood in Western Springs; avid fan of Chicago sports teams. Delta Tau Delta.

’58 BA—Peter Vandenberg of Corona, CA, May 17, 2022; sales manager, Container Corp. of America; veteran; enjoyed travel and opera; active in religious affairs. Delta Tau Delta.

’59—Frank W. Bering Jr. of Palm City, FL, formerly of Grand Junction, CO, July 11, 2022; owner/operator, the Winery Restaurant and GB Gladstones, Grand Junction; also opened Paragon Restaurant & Bar and Cloud 9 Restaurant, Aspen, CO; veteran; director, Colorado Restaurant Association and a Colorado Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee; member of numerous cultural, humanitarian, and professional boards; enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, sea kayaking, running rivers, and serving on the ski patrol. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’59 DVM—W. Duane Kennedy of Wernersville, PA, January 20, 2022; large and small animal veterinarian, with a focus on farm animals; co-founder, Willow Creek Animal Hospital, Leesport, PA, an all-species veterinary practice; active in religious affairs. Alpha Psi.

’59 BS HE—Eleanor Seelert Lee of South Windsor, CT, July 1, 2022; principal, Eli Terry Elementary School; founder and co-director, Stepping Stones Nursery School, Enfield, CT; avid reader; enjoyed travel, music, playing piano, painting, golf, and birdwatching; active in charitable and religious affairs. Alpha Phi.

’59 MBA—Richard D. Lemen of Elkton, MD, June 15, 2021; CEO, Delco Modular Concepts; general manager, Harford Duracool; veteran; member, Kiwanis and the Jaycees; active in community and religious affairs.


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1960s

’60, B Chem E ’61—Willis S. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN, July 17, 2022; general manager at MPI Furnace Co. and at Communications Alert; president and CEO, IPC Genetics; also worked for Central Soya in Fort Wayne and Monsanto Corp. in St. Louis and Chicago; veteran; award-winning advocate for social justice, early childhood education, and the arts; founder, Racial Dialog Task Force and Study Circle Program to address race relations in Fort Wayne; member or officer on numerous civic, cultural, educational, and humanitarian boards; reading tutor; enjoyed reading and writing poetry, playing the guitar, learning the violin, and sculpting; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Chi Psi. Wife, Virginia Buchanan Clark ’61.

’60—Sue Bonnett Hamel of Annapolis, MD, July 11, 2022; middle school math teacher and resource for developing math teachers throughout the school system; homemaker and military spouse; enjoyed international travel, sailing, gardening, walking, cooking, quilting, and cleaning up local trails; active in religious affairs.

’60 MA—John A. Heitner of Southington, CT, April 10, 2022; professor of American, world, and English literature, Central Connecticut State University; adviser to The Helix, the campus literary magazine; also taught at Albany State University; veteran; author, poet, worldwide lecturer, and musical performer; enjoyed travel, hiking, rock climbing, and singing; active in civic and community affairs.

’60, BME ’61, MS ’63—David P. Maurer of Brownsburg, IN, formerly of Mobile, AL, July 20, 2022; plant manager, Taylor Wharton; industrial gases engineer, Union Carbide; avid woodworker; enjoyed travel, golf, softball, bowling, piano, photography, and gardening; active in religious and alumni affairs. Sigma Phi Epsilon.

’61 MILR—John R. Belschwender of Bozeman, MT, June 12, 2022; professional at Welch’s, Monsanto, and Wyman Gordon; co-owner, Olsten Temporary Services; co-manager, jazz radio station WICN, Princeton, NJ; veteran; jazz connoisseur; active in community, humanitarian, and alumni affairs.

’61 BS Hotel—Mark H. Fleischman of Marina Del Rey, CA, July 13, 2022; co-owner/president, Bar Method Exercise Studios; owner and manager of hotels in New York, Florida, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands, including Studio 54 in Manhattan; also operated ski resorts, restaurants, and music clubs in the U.S. and Japan, including Tatou in NYC and the Century Club in Los Angeles; veteran; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’61—Suzanne Schiff Gallant of Westlake Village, CA, formerly of Cheshire, CT, June 24, 2022; homemaker, philanthropist, poet, and advocate for political causes; founder, Gallant-Schiff Infant Center; enjoyed international travel, entertaining, and creating art; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’61, BEP ’62—F. Landis Markley Jr. of South Hadley, MA, formerly of Columbia, MD, December 5, 2021; NASA scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, who contributed to more than 20 missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope; also worked at Computer Sciences Corp. and at the Naval Research Laboratory; assistant professor of physics, Williams College; active in alumni affairs.

’61 DVM—C. Peter Nelson of Harvard, MA, November 9, 2021; award-winning small animal veterinarian, Marlboro Animal Hospital; president, Veterinary Medical Association.

’61, BEP ’62—Paul Rosenberg of Makati City, Philippines, December 9, 2017; president, PentaCapital Investment Corp.; active in alumni affairs. Pi Lambda Phi.

’61 BA—Harriet Palmer Shea of West Hartford, CT, July 3, 2022; medical office bookkeeper; homemaker; enjoyed tennis, golf, and summers at the beach; active in religious and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’61—Carl F. Shrawder of Laguna Hills, CA, May 12, 2022; managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

’62 PhD—Wayne R. Allen of St. Catharines, ON, May 22, 2022; acting director and head of the plant pathology section, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre; research scientist, Agriculture Canada; studied the virology of fruits, vegetables, and nursery ornamentals; enjoyed the outdoors, camping and canoeing trips, and gardening.

’62 MRP—Anton J. Egner of Ithaca, NY, June 28, 2022; award-winning architect; founder, Egner Architectural Associates, completing projects for the Ithaca School District, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and the City of Ithaca; also did work in public and senior housing and for area churches; enjoyed gardening, photography, drawing, and playing harmonica. Sigma Phi Epsilon. Wife, Joan Roos Egner, MS ’65.

’62 DVM—Michael H. Milts of Brevard, NC, January 24, 2022; veterinarian in private practice in NYC; chief veterinarian for the New York City zoos; also served as veterinarian for Dawn Animal Agency, which provides animal talent for television/film and live events, and on the Advisory Board regulating the carriage horses in Central Park; syndicated columnist, New York Post and other publications; author; enjoyed international sailing, racing, and cruising; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Phi Omega.

’62—Francesco “Frank” C. Raiti of Central Square, NY, formerly of Camden, NY, June 16, 2022; truck driver, McClain Northeast; owner/operator, Redfield Cheese Factory; also worked for Kraft Foods and Bristol-Myers; veteran; Rotarian; avid sailor; active in religious affairs.

’63 MBA—Robert S. Birch of Lake Wales, FL, and Falmouth, MA, February 7, 2022; managing director, Oppenheimer and Co.; enjoyed tennis, auctions, and giving advice; active in community, humanitarian, environmental, and religious affairs.

’63–64 GR—Ardley H. Caldwell of Kelowna, BC, July 11, 2022; human resources professional; VP, human resources of several Canadian corporations; management trainee in labor relations, General Motors; veteran; civil rights activist and environmentalist; author; enjoyed art, classical music, literature, running, and golf; active in community affairs.

’63 BS Hotel—Arthur B. Harron of Greensboro, NC, July 21, 2022; hotelier and restaurateur; owner/operator, Stocks & Buns restaurant; also worked for Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Le Chateau; veteran; enjoyed singing, following sports, bicycling, and dogs. Sigma Chi.

’63 PhD—S. Peter Regenstreif of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Rochester, NY, May 19, 2022; professor of political science, University of Rochester; expert on Canadian and comparative politics; journalist and pollster, Montreal Star and Toronto Star; founded a political consulting company in Toronto and led numerous political campaigns in the U.S. and Canada.

’63 PhD—William J. Staudenmayer of Yarmouth Port, MA, formerly of Rochester, NY, May 30, 2022; chemical engineer, Eastman Kodak Co.; enjoyed retirement on Cape Cod.

’63 MS—Anne Kinsel Wolford of Blacksburg, VA, December 21, 2021; county and statewide extension specialist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Michigan State University; also worked with the American Nursing Credentialing Center Research Institute and the Kettering Foundation; active in alumni affairs.

’64 MST—Earl L. Carlyon of Manchester, CT, May 27, 2021; award-winning educator; served in the Connecticut State Department of Education, including founding president, Association of Physics Teachers, co-chair, Operation Physics, and field director, Common Core of Learning in Physics; general science and physics teacher, Farmington High School; veteran; presented nearly 100 science workshops, including introducing Western science to Tibetan Buddhist monks in southern India at the request of the Dalai Lama.

’64 MA—Verrick O. French of Chevy Chase, MD, January 19, 2022; founder, French & Co., an international political consulting group; senior VP for governmental affairs, National Retail Merchants Association; legislative assistant to Senator Fred R. Harris (D-OK); executive director, Democratic National Committee; chief of staff to Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH); veteran; enjoyed theater and the symphony, jazz concerts, political analysis, biographies, and board games.

’64 BS Hotel—H.C. “Buck” Laird of Quathiaski Cove, BC, formerly of Honolulu, HI, June 23, 2022; hospitality and advertising professional; managing director, Anthology Marketing Group; co-founder, Laird Christianson Advertising, where he directed the agency’s administration and finance; advertising director, McNeil Wilson Communications; senior VP, Starr Seigle McCombs; also worked for Marriott Hotels; veteran; avid bicyclist in all 50 states; active in community and alumni affairs. Theta Xi.

’64 MS, PhD ’66—D. Duncan MacKinnon of McLean, VA, June 2, 2022; engineer and home designer/builder; worked on communication satellite technology, Satellite Business Systems; directed the development of technology for automated urban transportation systems, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; developed automatic landing system concepts, MIT Instrumentation Laboratory; artist, photographer, and avid sailor.

’64 MBA—Parker M. Worthing of Hallowell, ME, July 7, 2022; professor of marketing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

’65 BA—Patricia Peters Conlin of Taconic, CT, July 2, 2022; counselor and advocate for women facing cancer; first female VP and SVP for J.P. Morgan; enjoyed travel, gardening, cats, and performing in local theater productions; active in charitable, community, and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’65 LLB—Clinton C. Meeder of Sherman, NY, May 6, 2022; farmer and attorney.

’65 MS—Donald H. Pettengill of Ottumwa, IA, May 27, 2022; engineer, John Deere & Co.; avid bicycler and founder of the local Spoke Folks Cycling Club; Cub Scout volunteer and Little League coach; active in community and religious affairs.

’65 MS, PhD ’68—J. Kenneth Torrance of Ottawa, ON, December 10, 2021; professor emeritus and department chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University; expert in clay mineralogy and agricultural sustainability; enjoyed international travel.

’65 PhD—Kenneth G. Whyburn of Atherton, CA, June 19, 2022; attorney; partner and senior counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; avid reader; enjoyed backpacking and tennis.

’65, BArch ’66—Timothy D. Wood of New York City, July 29, 2021; architect and teacher, Timothy Wood Architect, providing master planning, design, and other services; active in alumni affairs. Wife, Ruth Rubman Wood ’65.

’66 MA—Thomas X. Grasso of Pittsford, NY, June 6, 2022; professor of geosciences, Monroe Community College; published numerous papers on New York State geology, paleontology, and canals; president and tour leader, Inland Waterways International; enjoyed international travel, good food and wine, and sharing his Italian heritage; active in professional affairs.

’66 PhD—Carl H. Klaus of Iowa City, IA, February 1, 2022; professor, Department of English, University of Iowa, where he spearheaded the Nonfiction Writing Program; also taught at Bowdoin College; author; habitat restoration volunteer; enjoyed travel, organic gardening, and cooking.

’66 LLB—Timothy J. Schmitt of Fort Myers, FL, June 18, 2022; attorney; active in alumni affairs.

’66–68 GR—Guillermo A. Terwissen of Alliston, ON, April 22, 2022.

’67 BA, JD ’70—Richard J. Fricke of Ithaca, NY, July 19, 2022; attorney; general counsel, Ridgefield and Wilton, CT; town attorney, Ridgefield; Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for lacrosse and sprint football; active in alumni affairs. Delta Upsilon.

’67 MD—John H. Galla of Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2022; professor emeritus and nephrology division chief, University of Cincinnati; assistant professor and chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Alabama, Birmingham; associate professor of medicine, University of Kentucky; researched renal ion transport; five-year combat information control officer aboard the USS Warrington and the USS Sampson; enjoyed travel and birdwatching; active in professional and religious affairs.

’68, BS Hotel ’69—James E. Bertera of San Francisco, CA, September 19, 2020; general equipment mechanic at the San Francisco V.A. Medical Center, Alza Co., and Johnson & Johnson. Sigma Nu.

’68 JD—John E. Moye of Denver, CO, May 27, 2022; award-winning attorney specializing in contracts, corporate, commercial, banking, and partnership law; founder and partner, Moye White LLP; professor and associate dean of academic affairs, University of Denver College of Law; co-founder, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, University of Denver; veteran; author; philanthropist; officer or member of numerous professional, historical, and community boards; “DJ Johnny Mopp” on WNDU radio; enjoyed international travel, cycling, gambling in Las Vegas, and playing the piano; active in civic and alumni affairs.

’69 PhD—Willard R. Bishop Jr. of Barrington, IL, March 25, 2022; co-founder and chief architect, Brick Meets Click, an analytics company helping the grocery industry navigate digital technology and eCommerce; founder and chairman, Willard Bishop Consulting, working on projects in grocery retail formats and pricing; teacher of marketing channels, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; veteran; enjoyed travel, gardening, playing whist, and the family lake house; active in civic, community, professional, and religious affairs.

’69—Bruce R. Katz of Mill Valley, CA, June 26, 2022; entrepreneur and philanthropist; founder, Samuel Hubbard Shoe Co.; founder and chairman, Rosewood Stone Group, an investment and business development group; founder, the Republic of Tea; co-founder, Rockport Shoe Co.; codified a new type of physical activity he named “fitness walking”; ran multiple software and internet ventures while sailing the world; supporter of environmental, social justice, and progressive political causes and arts organizations; avid hiker and outdoorsman; active in alumni affairs.

’69 BS ILR—Peter F. Rosen of Atlanta, GA, July 11, 2022; founder and president, Human Resource Strategies and Solutions; HR executive, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Norrell Corp., Alexander & Alexander, Capital One Financial Services, and TeamStaff; HR manager for Europe and Africa, Coca-Cola Co.; attorney, Screen Actors Guild and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; avid runner, basketball player, and golfer; enjoyed landscaping and keeping up with the latest technology; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’69 BS Hotel—Bonnie Blakely Schmidt of Galloway, NJ, June 2022; finance and accounting professional; senior systems analyst/senior cost lead, Information Innovators Inc., with clients that included Conrail and the Federal Aviation Administration; enjoyed gardening and painting; active in religious and alumni affairs. Delta Gamma.

’69 DVM—Milton K. “Kirk” Snyder III of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Lexington, KY, June 28, 2022; award-winning large- and small-animal veterinarian and equine surgeon; licensed in five states; founder, Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic; also donated care and facility space to benefit feral cat rescue; enjoyed boating, fishing, golf, skiing, water sports, horse racing, collecting art, and reading; active in animal welfare and professional affairs.


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1970s

’70 PhD—Allen C. Bjergo of Corvallis, MT, June 9, 2021; professor and extension specialist, Montana State University; also taught at the University of Montana; commissioned officer, Army National Guard in Europe and Asia, and CORDS/Agriculture deputy chief in Vietnam, providing widespread benefits to rural people; served on several western state committees on alternatives for agriculture and rural development; member of several civic, community, and conservation boards; enjoyed international travel, teaching Norwegian language and literature, photography, painting, and amateur writing; active in professional and religious affairs.

’70 MS—Gerd W.G. Lehmann of Milton, FL, June 12, 2021; lecturer and director of graduate studies, Department of Educational Psychology, and chief examination officer for the faculty of education, University of Nairobi, Kenya; associate editor, Journal of Behavioral Sciences; lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Natal, South Africa; research associate in child language development, Cornell and Yale universities; consultant in pottery and kiln building; family and marriage counselor; opera singer and skilled cook; enjoyed guiding safaris and camping in the African bush, skiing, piloting planes, and reading.

’70 MA—Sheila Reynolds Nicholson of Berkeley Springs, WV, July 5, 2022; worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; spoke fluent Mandarin; also worked as a paralegal; enjoyed hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, birding, knitting, and designing her own clothing. Husband, Norman K. Nicholson, PhD ’66.

’70, BArch ’71—Kenneth A. Portnoy of Dallas, TX, July 20, 2022; commercial real estate investment and development executive; community volunteer; enjoyed travel, photography, foreign policy and politics, and classical music; active in religious and alumni affairs. Phi Epsilon Pi.

’70 MD—Edgar C. Schick Jr. of Carlisle, MA, July 2, 2022; award-winning physician, teacher, and trainer; director of echocardiography, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA; acting chief of cardiology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Memphis, TN; cardiologist, University Hospital, Boston; veteran; avid singer and student of music; enjoyed choral singing, the Red Sox, and yardwork; active in community and professional affairs.

’71 BS Hotel—Thomas J. Chegash of Chapel Hill, NC, June 24, 2022; director of nutrition and food services, UNC Hospitals; adjunct professor of quantitative food production, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, with teaching labs at UNC Hospitals; career Navy officer; member, Knights of Columbus; Scoutmaster; enjoyed travel, camping, hunting, fishing, cooking, racquetball, handball, and woodworking; active in community, military, religious, and alumni affairs.

’71 BS Nurs—Ann Goldenberg Perinchief of Devonshire, Bermuda, July 11, 2019.

’71 PhD—Alan L. Sutton of Lafayette, IN, June 12, 2022; professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, Purdue University; active in religious affairs.

’72 JD—B. Herbert Boatner Jr. of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, formerly of Tampa, FL, December 22, 2020; attorney specializing in public finance transactions; of counsel, Bryant Miller Olive; also worked as an associate or partner at firms in Pittsburgh, Miami, and Tampa; veteran; pianist and vocalist; enjoyed international travel, trap and skeet shooting, golf, and the Rolling Stones; active in alumni affairs.

’72 BS ORIE—John W. Heaton III of Atlanta, GA, July 2, 2022; director, global strategy, Office of the CEO & Chairman, Coca-Cola Co.; mentor; enjoyed old movies; active in alumni affairs. Delta Chi.

’72 PhD—Edward J. Parker Jr. of Dunnellon, FL, May 31, 2022; professor of zoology, Morrisville College; associate dean of the Graduate School, Cornell University; professor of biology, Oswego State University; high school biology teacher, Carmel and Berne-Knox central school districts; veteran; community volunteer; enjoyed travel, sailing, nature, hiking, the Red Sox, the Patriots, and summers on Cape Cod.

’72 BS ORIE—Steve “Sid” Sidner of Omaha, NE, June 19, 2022; software engineer, with publishing credits for several industry standards in the software identity and security sector; member, Nebraska Zen Center and treasurer, Blues Society of Omaha; enjoyed beekeeping, watching the state of politics, and following the James Webb Space Telescope; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’72 JD—Walter G. Von Schmidt of Kensington, MD, March 23, 2021; attorney; veteran; enjoyed travel and fine food and wine; active in community and religious affairs.

’73 MD—William C. Bond of Katonah, NY, formerly of Spokane, WA, December 30, 2021; physician and restaurateur; co-founder and owner/operator, Luna Restaurant, Spokane; neurologist in private practice, affiliated with Sacred Heart, Holy Family, Deaconess, and St. Luke’s hospitals; U.S. Navy fighter pilot, deployed four times to Vietnam; flight instructor, Center for Naval Aviation, Lemoore, CA; wine aficionado who served on the Los Angeles Times tasting panel; patron of the arts; marathon runner; enjoyed travel, fishing, cooking, baking, musicals, museums, and studying geology and anthropology; active in professional affairs.

’73 PhD—Carol E. Copple of Nashville, TN, May 21, 2022; senior editor, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC; professor of child development, Louisiana State University; published author in early childhood education; enjoyed book clubs; active in community and religious affairs.

’73 BA—Fred A. Knaysi of Richmond, VA, July 11, 2022; dentist; real estate manager; enjoyed travel, the beach, and multitasking; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Pi.

’73 BS ILR—William E. VerPlanck of Dunbarton, NH, July 7, 2022; VP, partner and bond manager, the Rowley Agency; bond manager, Hartford Insurance Co.; also worked at Peerless Insurance Co. and Chubb; member of several community and professional boards; president, New England Surety Association; avid golfer; enjoyed tennis and archery; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Delta Phi.

’74 JD—Robert J. Kiggins of Port Chester, NY, June 2, 2022; attorney; partner and chair of the tax practice, Culhane Meadows in NYC; active in religious affairs.

’74 BEE—Kenneth R. Seymour of Reno, NV, May 26, 2019; engineering and management consultant, Kendrey; systems analyst and computer cartographer, Washington State University; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’75 BS Ag—Stephen W. Lawton of Dover, NH, formerly of North Collins, NY, April 7, 2020; Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Air Force. Phi Sigma Epsilon.

’78 BME—F. Marie Schulmann of Nashua, NH, July 1, 2022; agile coach, Bottomline Technologies; also worked as an engineer and manager at Digital, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard; enjoyed international travel, swimming, dancing, and creating glasswork and pottery; active in alumni affairs.

’79 BS HE—Laura Paradzick Garman of Franklin Park, PA, February 26, 2022; high school teacher of family and consumer science, Shaler Area School District; also taught child development classes and supervised a student-run preschool; enjoyed gardening, bicycling, Cape Cod beaches, sewing, quilting, and embroidery; active in community affairs. Pi Beta Phi. Husband, Willis R. Garman Jr. ’78.

’79 B Chem E—James M. Hanrahan of Madison, NJ, May 22, 2022; EVP and CFO of private and public companies, including TalentWave, the Bartech Group, Horsehead Industries, W.R. Grace & Co., and Allied Signal/Honeywell; avid runner, skier, and biker; active in religious and alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha.

’79 B Chem E—William L. Porter of Alexandria, VA, October 30, 2020; president and CEO, WFS Defense Inc., responsible for Department of Defense and Homeland Security communications activities; director of operations, McAleese & Associates, providing defense program analysis; career Navy officer; senior military assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; commanding officer, USS Nebraska; active in alumni affairs. Chi Phi.


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1980s

’80 MA—Cheryl A. Russell of Pittsburgh, PA, July 4, 2022; partner, New Strategist Publications, writing and editing demographic books; editor-in-chief, American Demographics; blogger on demographic trends; human rights advocate; enjoyed travel, new art, political discussions, live performances, and reading.

’80 BS Ag—Jason Spielberg of Interlaken, NY, formerly of East Hampton, NY, July 9, 2022; owner, Spielberg Nursery and Landscape Company; enjoyed travel, boating, walking, the Yankees, playing softball and poker, and dancing.

’82 PhD—Frank J. Messina of Logan, UT, February 25, 2022; professor of evolutionary biology, Utah State University; researched insect behavior and population genetics; avid fan of Italian language films; enjoyed the Beatles and the blues, The Twilight Zone, the Yankees, trips to Italy, and reading evolution treatises and history. Wife, Linnea M. Johnson ’77.

’83 BS Ag—Kathleen S. Riley of Jamestown, NY, February 13, 2022; Cisco MACD engineer, Presidio; Cisco voice engineer, the World Bank; manager, network services, Capital Hospice; licentiate minister, National Spiritualist Association of Churches; active in alumni affairs.

’85, BS Ag ’88—Richard C. Wein of Devon, PA, June 21, 2022; CEO and founder, Aquipt and System Solutions Inc.; enjoyed travel, hiking, mountain biking, water sports, and technology. Phi Gamma Delta.

’88 BA, MBA ’93—Grace M. Tanaka of Tokyo, Japan, formerly of New York City, June 25, 2022; independent translation and localization professional, serving businesses, publishers, and individuals; also worked in international equity sales at Morgan Stanley and Mitsui Bank; member, Oratorio Society of New York; opera lover; enjoyed international travel, fashion, and following the news and global relations; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.


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1990s

’93—Erich E. Heard of Houston, TX, October 7, 2021; programmer, KPMG; short-order cook, Hole in the Wall restaurant; musician, history and genealogy buff, coin collector, and sports fan; enjoyed drawing cartoons and caricatures.

’97 BS Hotel—Andrea M. Wills of Jamaica, NY, August 22, 2021; hospitality professional; senior meeting planner, the Conference Board; conference administration manager, AIC Worldwide; active in alumni affairs.

’98 JD—Jason A. Schroder of Simsbury, CT, September 11, 2021; attorney, United Technologies Corp.; avid New Orleans Saints fan; enjoyed travel, fine dining, literature, comedy, and concerts. Wife, Angela R. Rehm, JD ’98.


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2000s

’00 MA—Mark A. Rodman of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Lansing, MI, June 15, 2022; executive director and preservation officer, Michigan State Historic Preservation Network; deputy director of historic preservation, State of Colorado, and executive director, Colorado Preservation Inc.; operations manager, Revolution Mill Studios, Greensboro, NC; enjoyed travel, hiking, exploring the national parks, and Colorado Rockies baseball.

’01 BS HE—Christopher M. Cotroneo of Pittsford, NY, July 3, 2022; pediatric internal medicine physician and teacher; volunteer pediatrician, Dream Factory of Rochester; enjoyed music, entertaining, cooking, Cornell hockey, and Yankees baseball; active in alumni affairs.

’02 MBA—Robert A. Reeves of Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2022; unit production manager for the Warner Bros./HBO Max series “The Flight Attendant” and other TV shows; also worked as an assistant director on numerous TV and movie sets and at a claymation studio in Salt Lake City; art lover; active in alumni affairs.

’04 BS ILR, MPA ’05—Elizabeth D. Mattern of Olean, NY, June 27, 2022; attorney in private practice, including pro bono work in estate management, housing/lease matters, and general contract review; professor of business law and ethics, St. Bonaventure University and Alfred State College; associate, corporate group, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, including award-winning pro bono work for nonprofit organizations addressing domestic violence and hunger relief; enjoyed Irish music, reading historical texts, being out on the water, true crime shows, and animals; active in religious and alumni affairs. Delta Phi Epsilon.


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2010s

’18 MPS—Suzanne Gare Milner of Spring, TX, June 4, 2022; human resources professional, Mobil Oil Australia and ExxonMobil; advocate for women’s rights; enjoyed music.

’18, BS Ag ’19—Jennifer Ren of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Wappingers Falls, NY, May 29, 2022; technician, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University; volunteer, Cornell Raptor Program.


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2020s

’21 BA—Thomas C. Koconis of Boston, MA, formerly of Lewisburg, PA, July 17, 2022; studied computer science and economics; software engineer, iBoss; sports fan, avid cook, and animal lover; enjoyed hiking and exploring Boston culture and neighborhoods.


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Top image: Photo by Lindsay France / Cornell University

Published September 1, 2022