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September / October 2021

The University recently learned of the passing of these Cornellians:

1930s

’31 BS Ag—Tazu Asai Warnerof Glendale, CA, formerly of Ithaca, NY, February 6, 1998; administrative secretary, Cornell U.; active in alumni affairs.

’33, JD ’35—Russell O. Pettibone of East Dennis, MA, August 1, 2002; attorney; active in alumni affairs.

’39 BS HE—Lalita Kumarappa Kotwal of Calcutta, India; journalist.


1940s

’40, BCE ’43—George F. Mueden Jr. of East Providence, RI, April 13, 2021; guidance counselor; also worked for the Cornell Club–New York; served in the Army Corps of Engineers; philanthropist; advocate for computer accessibility; enjoyed computer programming, online stock trading, and travel; active in community and alumni affairs.

’41 BS HE—Eleanor Lloyd Cavanagh of Springfield, IL, March 26, 2021; homemaker; high school home economics teacher; pastoral care volunteer, Memorial Medical Center; active in community and religious affairs.

’43 BME—Arnold D. Abelson of Middlebury, VT, March 7, 2021; attorney; specialized in wills, trusts, and estates; veteran; philanthropist; free speech and reproductive rights advocate; enjoyed travel, fly fishing, and woodworking; active in civil, community, and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Pi.

’43 BS Hotel—Jerome A. Batt of Williamsville, NY, December 15, 2020; senior VP, Service Systems Corp.; manager, Saturn Club; veteran; president, Cornell Club of Buffalo; enjoyed sports, entertaining, playing piano, and gardening; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’44 BA—Alan W. Kaplan of Champaign, IL, November 27, 2020; surgeon; teacher; enjoyed sailing, skiing, reading, and tinkering; active in community and alumni affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’45 BS HE—Ann Buchholz Alden of Slingerlands, NY, January 12, 2021; homemaker; longtime literacy volunteer; avid reader; enjoyed international travel, scrapbooking, and singing; active in community and religious affairs.

’45, BA ’44—Madelaine Ring Kent of Port Washington, NY, March 10, 2021; homemaker; enjoyed golf, tennis, and bridge; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’46 BS HE—Laura S. Olsen Airey of Alden, NY, March 4, 2021; elementary school teacher; member, Alden Historical Society; volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross; received the 2005 Alden Citizen of the Year Award alongside her husband; enjoyed gardening, choral singing, reading, knitting, and baking; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’46, BArch ’44—Charles I. Cassell of Washington, DC, May 17, 2021; architect; vice president of facilities, U. of the District of Columbia; taught urban affairs at Federal City College; architect for the US Navy; veteran; co-founder, DC Council of Black Architects; chairman, DC Historic Preservation Review Board; early advocate of DC statehood; civil rights activist; helped lead the DC Black United Front with Stokely Carmichael; jazz pianist and devotee; founder, Charlin Jazz Society; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.

’46 BA, BEE ’53—George H. Ebel of Morris Plains, NJ, February 7, 2021; engineer; worked for Bell Labs, Singer-Kearfott, and IIT Research Inst.; veteran.

’46, BS Ag ’48, DVM ’49—Christabel Hamilton Frederick of Lutherville Timonium, MD; veterinarian.

’46, ’45 BA—Irma Lesser Friedman of New York, NY, January 2021; assistant to the president, Viking Penguin; enjoyed travel; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’46 BA—Alice Powell Greenwood of New York City; homemaker; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’46, BA ’45, PhD ’49—Wolf Karo of Huntingdon Valley, PA, April 25, 2014; research chemist; consultant; worked for Polysciences Inc. and Rohm and Haas Co.; author.

’46, BS HE ’45, PhD ’65—Louise Greene Richards of Ithaca, NY, May 8, 2021; social psychology consultant; chief of epidemiologic and psychosocial research, Nat’l Inst. on Drug Abuse; held leadership positions in the FDA and NIH; pioneer in drug abuse research; seamstress, clothing designer, and fiber artist; enjoyed the opera and reading; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’46 BA—Phyllis Stapley Tuddenham of Naples, FL, May 19, 2021; editorial assistant, Radiological Society of North America; philanthropist; life member, Cornell U. Council; active in community and alumni affairs.

’46 BCE, MEng ’48—Peter J. Verna Jr. of Charlotte, NC, October 19, 2015; consulting engineer and owner, Verna Engineering; director, Verna Woollen Corp. and Little Construction Co.; veteran; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’47 BS Ag—Ralph F. Geiger of Cornwall, PA, January 12, 2021; county agriculture agent; teacher; enjoyed volunteering; active in community and alumni affairs.

’47, BA ’48—Barbara Baze Kelley of Southport, CT, January 27, 2021; owner and operator, Things on Main Street antique store; activist; enjoyed dinner parties and gardening; active in community and alumni affairs.

’47 BME—Edward Ronald Wells of Cincinnati, OH, February 15, 2021; worked in the engineering and soap packing divisions at Procter & Gamble; designed and patented the original Bounty paper towel; veteran; philanthropist; model ship builder; enjoyed sailing, travel, tennis, painting, building furniture, and writing limericks; active in community and alumni affairs.

’48 BA, MAT ’68—Helen Larson Elias of Ithaca, NY, February 1, 2021; writing instructor, Cornell U.; homemaker; world traveler; ESL tutor; enjoyed singing and playing piano; active in community and alumni affairs.

’48 MA—Edward A. Hungerford of Ashland, OR, February 17, 2021; taught composition and literature at Southern Oregon U.; also taught at Central Washington U., U. of Delaware, Chicago Public Schools, and U. of Idaho; veteran; enjoyed tennis, skiing, reading, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’48 BA—Janet A. Fater Roggenburg of Staten Island, NY, December 5, 2018; founder and CEO, Janet A. Roggenburg Interior Designs; active in alumni affairs.

’48 BS Nurs—Patricia Langdale Whittingham of Louisville, KY, January 30, 2021; registered nurse; enjoyed gardening, bridge, and travel.

’49 BME—Warren R. Higgins of Huntley, IL, March 25, 2021; engineering and manufacturing executive; VP and general manager, Deutz-Allis Company; philanthropist; Rotarian; veteran; volunteer community educator who shared his WWII experiences; enjoyed cross-stitching, quilting, and travel; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’49 BS—Robert R. Johns of Pomona, CA, January 19, 2021; technical sales representative; general manager, Reliance Steel and Aluminum Corp.; western regional sales manager, Olin Corp.; also worked for Armco Steel Inc. and Alcoa Corp.; owned an alfalfa ranch; veteran; world traveler; enjoyed golf, scuba diving, fishing, skeet shooting, and horseback riding; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha.

’49 BS Ag—Vincent “Joe” McAuliffe of Hudson, WI, January 18, 2021; state 4-H leader of South Dakota; associate state 4-H leader of Minnesota; director of education, Nat’l 4-H Fdn.; member of the federal 4-H staff at the US Dept. of Agriculture; inducted into the Nat’l 4-H Hall of Fame in 2008; veteran; Rotarian; enjoyed international travel; active in community and alumni affairs.


1950s

’50 BA—Donald R. McCurry of Fernandina Beach, FL, March 19, 2021; director and executive VP, AC Neilson; photographer; enjoyed golf, reading, music, and travel; active in community and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’50 BS HE—Priscilla M. Barlow McLean of Allegany, NY, September 28, 2020; dietitian, Olean General Hospital; teacher; enjoyed knitting and gardening.

’50 BA, JD ’54—Howard J. Thomas of Gaithersburg, MD, March 17, 2021; attorney; specialized in zoning, land use, real estate, and administrative law; veteran; chair, Maryland Democratic Party; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’50—Margaret Waldron Wagner of Pioneer, CA, 2015; homemaker; world traveler.

’51 BA—Roger R. Baldwin of Riverhead, NY, January 10, 2021; systems administrator for Union Carbide, Brookhaven Nat’l Laboratory, and the City of New York; blackjack strategy pioneer; author; veteran; inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in 2008.

’51 BA—Joseph R. Donovan of New Hartford, NY, formerly of Albany, NY, July 24, 2020; attorney; first assistant counsel, NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles; honorary lifetime member, NYS Magistrates Assn.; trustee and council member, St. Vincent de Paul Parish; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’51—Mary “Polly” Schurman Eddy of Wakefield, RI, October 25, 2020; member and president, South Kingstown Town Council; board member, Thundermist Health Center; active in civic and community affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’51, BME ’52—John B. Ehret of Hinsdale, IL, March 29, 2021; attorney; president, Ehret-Krohn Corp. and Installco; sales engineer, Ehret and Kinsey; veteran; enjoyed golf, cards, and sailing; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Psi Upsilon.

’51 BS HE—Patricia Hartig Freije of Scarsdale, NY, March 22, 2021; homemaker; teacher; volunteer; enjoyed reading, knitting, Bible study, bridge, “Jeopardy!,” and sarcasm. Delta Gamma.

’51 BA—David M. Greason of Heath, OH, January 18, 2021; worked for Dowell Chemical and Owens Corning Science and Technology Center; lieutenant commander, US Navy; chairman of the board, American Society for Testing and Materials; enjoyed travel and duplicate bridge; active in professional and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’51 BME—Howard S. Krasnow of Chapel Hill, NC, April 2018; engineer, IBM; active in alumni affairs. Sigma Alpha Mu. Wife, Caroline Baigell Krasnow ’50.

’51 BArch—James J. Mann Jr. of Mechanicsburg, PA, November 20, 2016; worked for IBM; enjoyed ham radio. Kappa Alpha.

’51, BArch ’52—Robert M. Matyas of Warminster, PA, formerly of Lansing, NY, May 9, 2021; VP, Facilities and Business Operations, Cornell U.; served as project officer for the Wilson Synchrotron Lab and as director of construction for the Arecibo Telescope; worked for Westinghouse; engineer, Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies; veteran; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’51 DVM—Herbert C. Mueller of Walden, NY, March 26, 2021; owned and operated Orange County Veterinary Hospital; veterinarian, Goshen Historic Track and Monticello Raceway; veteran; Mason; president, Hudson Valley Veterinary Assn.; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Psi.

’51 BS Ag—Kenneth P. Piester of Sanford, FL, April 6, 2021; agent and educator, Columbia County Extension in New York; dairy farmer, Hermitage Farm; cofounder, Clermont Bible Church; volunteered in the Columbia County Jail; served as a farm advisor on mission trips to Guatemala; enjoyed gardening and choral singing; active in community and religious affairs. Sigma Pi.

’51 BS Ag—Stephen P. Rounds of Princeton Junction, NJ, June 3, 2021; worked for Eastman Chemical Products and Kodak; enjoyed rowing; active in alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’51 BA—Elmer E. Schallenberg of Wappingers Falls, NY, and Dietikon, Switzerland, April 19, 2021; chemist; manager, Texaco Technologie Europe; patent holder; lifetime member, Cornell U. Council; volunteered with the Boy Scouts; enjoyed travel, gardening, stamp collecting, Sudoku, Rummikub, and the New York Times crossword; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Sigma.

’51 BS HE—Leslie Warfield Wright of Homer, NY, March 24, 2020; homemaker; served on the Town of Homer Zoning Board of Appeals; volunteered as a hospice and hospital visitor; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Husband, Eugene E. Wright ’50.

’52 BA—Sally Andrews Clark of Alton, NH, March 22, 2021; systems analyst, Wolverine World Wide; also worked for Procter & Gamble; enjoyed playing piano and travel.

’52 BA—John J. Filor of Penfield, NY, February 26, 2021; taught English at Ulster County Community College; veteran; enjoyed travel and birdwatching.

’52 BA—Curtis M. Karplus of Emeryville, CA, November 11, 2019; lawyer; assistant director, California Continuing Education of the Bar; author; active in professional affairs.

’52 BS HE—Marian C. Maag of Pinehurst, NC, December 20, 2020; office manager, Rinker Materials; held multiple management positions in food production and service at Stouffer Food Corp.; world traveler; literacy volunteer; enjoyed reading, the performing arts, genealogy, and gardening; active in community and alumni affairs.

’52 JD—James P. McGrath of Oswego, NY, October 28, 2016; attorney; hockey coach; founding member, Oswego Minor Hockey Assn.

’52, BS Nurs ’53—Lois Gritzke Meuschke of Richmond, VA, February 28, 2021; head nurse, Baltimore V.A. Medical Center; nursing instructor; parish nurse, Trinity Lutheran Church; Meals on Wheels volunteer; enjoyed choral singing; active in community and religious affairs.

’52, BA ’56—Lewis C. Rubenstein of Schodack Landing, NY, March 18, 2021; speechwriter, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; historian, Hudson River Valley Commission; curator, John Jay Homestead; veteran; French horn player; enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, and restoring his 18th-century farmhouse; active in alumni affairs.

’52 BS Ag, MS Ag ’54—Robert T. Sherwood of State College, PA, February 8, 2021; research plant pathologist, US Dept. of Agriculture; professor of plant pathology, North Carolina State U., editor, Phytopathology; avid pilot; enjoyed travel, hiking, and climbing; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’52 BS HE—Nancy Terry Thompson of Franklin Lakes, NJ, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, February 6, 2021; founded an agency that matched volunteers with those in need; also worked for the food department of Ladies’ Home Journal; ran a support group for people with multiple sclerosis; enjoyed animals, horseback riding, and the ocean; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’53 BA—Arnold J. Goldman of Rochester, NY, and Aventura, FL, March 17, 2021; attorney; taught constitutional law; author; veteran; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’53 BA—Irving M. Goldman of Burlington, VT, January 24, 2021; chemist; director of environmental sciences, Pfizer; also worked for Procter & Gamble; enjoyed biking, scuba diving, skiing, and hiking in the White Mountains.

’53 BA—Sheila Lefcourt Goldman of Niantic, CT, formerly of South Burlington, VT, April 15, 2021; middle school French, computer programming, and mathematics teacher; chemical librarian, Arthur D. Little; engineering technician at MIT and General Electric; early proponent of computers in education; enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, cooking, reading, gardening, birding, and photography; active in community and alumni affairs. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’53, BS Ag ’56—Richard J. Kohler III of Lambertville, NJ, February 12, 2021; owner and president, Kohler Assocs.; VP, M. Golodetz & Co. and Pacific Molasses Co.; also worked for Beacon Milling Co.; owned and operated a horse farm; veteran; served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Assn.; enjoyed landscaping, farming, and horse racing; active in professional affairs. Phi Kappa Tau.

’53 BA—Frederick W. Miller III of Newark, DE, February 7, 2021.

’53 BA—Claire M. Nagel of Cape May, NJ, March 28, 2021; insurance agent, New York Life; human resources officer at Doubleday, Cornell U., U. of Pennsylvania, and the Lutheran Church in America; author; enjoyed baking, organic gardening, and yoga; active in civic and community affairs.

’53 PhD—Allan Shepp of Waltham, MA, formerly of Lexington, MA, January 28, 2021; VP and founding member, Triton Systems Inc.; also worked in senior scientific roles at Tech-Ops, Avco and Polaroid; enjoyed piano, choral music, and tennis.

’53 BA—Sybil Langbaum Stokes of Skillman, NJ, December 31, 2020; director of grants management, New Jersey Health and Human Services Dept.; director of the SAT program, Educational Testing Service; cofounder, Center for Continuing Education of Women; conducted research at the Inst. of Public Administration; also worked at the U. of Michigan; political activist who fought for social justice; enjoyed literature, volunteering, and the New York Times crossword puzzle.

’54 MS, PhD ’55—Amein Mohammed “Michael” Amein of Raleigh, NC, February 15, 2021; professor emeritus of civil engineering, North Carolina State U.; specialized in computer modeling of water flow and dam breaks; enjoyed ballroom dancing, chess, sailing, duplicate bridge, and fine dining.

’54 BA—Gerald P. Balcar of Yulee, FL, January 10, 2021; cofounder and CEO, Olin Frederick Publishing; chairman and CEO, Int’l Enviromelting Corp.; chief marketing officer, Potters Industries; contributed to the passage of the Highway Safety Act of 1973; animal lover; active in civic, community, and religious affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’54 LLB—Robert S. Fried of Boca Raton, FL, April 20, 2021; senior VP, Motor Club of America; enjoyed golf and playing cards; active in alumni affairs.

’54, BME ’55—Robert D. Kennedy of New Canaan, CT, April 3, 2021; president, CEO, and chairman of the board, Union Carbide; trustee emeritus and co-chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs and Campus Life and chair of the Task Force on Athletics, Cornell U.; chairman and member of the board, Nat’l Inroads Inc.; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’54 BS Hotel—Morton C. Kimball of Pittsford, NY, September 7, 2017; worked for a property management company; director of student affairs, NYU; also worked for the Plaza Hotel; veteran; literacy volunteer; enjoyed barbershop singing and opera; active in community affairs.

’54, BS Ag ’58—Leif E. Line of Belford, NJ, February 26; regional director for the US Dept. of Commerce; veteran; avid Yankees fan; enjoyed travel; active in religious affairs.

’54 BS Ag, DVM ’61—Robert E. Lynk of Delmar, NY, April 13, 2021; veterinarian at Delmar Animal Hospital; veteran; served on the Cornell Veterinary College Advisory Council; received the 2010 Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Service award jointly with his wife; watercolor painter; avid bowler; enjoyed basketball, baseball, fishing, sailing, and the New York Yankees; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Nancy Radick Lynk ’52.

’54 BA—A. Lawrence Meaker of Westport, NY, and El Mirage, AZ, February 28, 2021; high school math teacher; school guidance counselor; veteran; coached golf, basketball, soccer, and track; mentor; enjoyed golf, travel, and playing cards; active in community and professional affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’54, BME ’55—William W. Mountsier of Mason, OH, February 26, 2021; worked for Procter & Gamble; manager, Philadelphia Electric Co.; executive director, Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce; volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the Cub Scouts; enjoyed household construction projects, fixing cars, bridge, gardening, sailing, tennis, and travel; active in community and professional affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’54 BS ILR—Thomas R. Nolan of Brookfield, CT, February 10, 2021; president, Nolan Assocs.; personnel director, the Barden Corp.; veteran; member, Lions Club; advocate for people with low vision; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’54 BS Nurs—Joan Hambleton Pollock of Millersville, PA, February 26, 2021; coordinator of health services, School District of Lancaster; served as clerk of elections, Manor Township; chairman, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Committee; enjoyed singing; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’54, BCE ’55, PhD ’59—Martin L. Rosenzweig of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, March 31, 2020; president, Southmark Corp.; founding partner and CEO, University Group Inc.; first entrepreneur-in-residence at UCLA; real estate investor; aeronautical engineer; active in alumni affairs.

’54 BA—Martin S. Rothman of New York City, March 29, 2021; attorney; veteran; philanthropist; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’54 BS Ag, MS ’56—Joel S. Trupin of Marshfield, VT, March 28, 2021; associate professor emeritus of microbiology, Meharry Medical College; also taught microbiology at St. Louis U. School of Medicine; mentor; veteran; active in community and alumni affairs.

’54 BS Hotel—Claire Schubert Weston of Tavares, FL, May 9, 2019; worked at Weston Bookkeeping Services; owner, Travel by Ginny; active in alumni affairs. Kappa Alpha Theta.

’54 BS Ag, MS Ag ’63—Walter H. Wietgrefe of Shrewsbury, MA, April 29, 2021; professor emeritus and department chair of agricultural industries, Alfred State College; NYS agricultural agent, Cattaraugus and Dutchess counties; councilman, Town of Alfred; EMT captain and instructor; member, Lions Club; enjoyed carpentry, home winemaking, singing, and Big Red hockey; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’54 MA, PhD ’57—Frank W. Young of Ithaca, NY, April 26, 2021; professor emeritus of sociology, Cornell U.; also taught at San Diego State U. and U. of Pittsburgh; studied social differentiation and social structure as well as population health; veteran; enjoyed tango, world travel, and the outdoors.

’55 BA—Anne L. Williams Bogley of Traverse City, MI, March 16, 2021; homemaker; conservationist; helped form the local chapter of the League of Women Voters; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed skiing and volunteering; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’55 BS Hotel—C. Alan MacDonald of Greenwich, CT, April 29, 2021; food industry executive; principal, CAM Consulting; chairman and CEO, Lincoln Snacks; president and CEO, Nestlé Foods Corp.; president, Stouffer’s frozen food division; chairman, American Frozen Food Inst.; avid golfer; active in professional and alumni affairs. Delta Kappa Epsilon.

’55 BA, LLB ’59—George R. Pfann Jr. of Ithaca, NY, April 12, 2021; assistant district attorney, Tompkins County; acting city judge, City of Ithaca; attorney for Tompkins Community Hospital (now Cayuga Medical Center); veteran; program director and instructor, NYS Judicial Conference; president of the board of directors, Family & Children’s Services and Tompkins County Alcoholism Council; Scoutmaster; enjoyed volunteering, dancing, and sports; active in civic, community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’56 LLB—Louis W. Bauman of Scarsdale, NY, March 22, 2021; real estate attorney; VP and general counsel, Kenbee Securities Inc.; trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services; active in civic, community, and professional affairs.

’56, BA ’55—Martha E. Brady of Prairie Village, KS, February 17, 2021; Internal Revenue Service auditor; farmer; animal advocate and rescuer; enjoyed gardening and volunteering; active in community and alumni affairs. Kappa Kappa Gamma.

’56 MA—Jane Spraggon Brewer of Hightstown, NJ, February 14, 2021; worked for Educational Testing Service and Cornell U.; veteran; active in community and religious affairs.

’56 BA—Robert W. Ellis of Manchester, MA, March 24, 2021; worked in finance; avid reader; enjoyed entertaining, the outdoors, and Cape Cod; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’56—Edgar N. Jackson of Atlanta, GA, and Chapelton, Jamaica, May 26, 2020; ob/gyn.

’56, MBA ’60—Wilmot R. Jones III of Ada, OK, January 13, 2021; owner and operator, Mike & Min’s blues bar; worked in senior management at General Foods, RT French Co., Nestlé, and Pet Inc.; veteran; enjoyed squash, croquet, backgammon, and whiskey; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Kappa.

’56 MS—Richard A. Kenyon of Port Charlotte, FL, April 16, 2021; dean emeritus of the School of Engineering, Rochester Inst. of Technology; president, Tri-State U.; dean of the College of Engineering, Union College; professor, department head, and associate dean, Clarkson College; instructor, Cornell U.; author; Rotarian; enjoyed boating, history, antique guns, and travel; active in civic and professional affairs.

’56 BS HE—Jean Willman Scott of Venice, FL, formerly of Ithaca, NY, November 14, 2020; real estate agent; hospice volunteer; enjoyed travel; active in community and alumni affairs. Pi Beta Phi.

’56 BS HE—Elaine Adler Smith of Delray Beach, FL, January 13, 2020; worked at the U. of Connecticut School of Law. Alpha Epsilon Phi.

’56 BS Nurs—Paulene Beeler White of Olympia, WA, formerly of Columbia City, IN, May 23, 2017; operated a hardware store alongside her husband; nurse; hospice volunteer; enjoyed nature, water aerobics, country music, and football; active in community and religious affairs.

’57, BEE ’58—Irwin Bardash of Saint James, NY, November 19, 2020; consultant, Raytheon Co. and JenTer Systems Inc.; also worked for Sedco Systems Inc.; active in alumni affairs.

’57 BS Ag—Dwight H. Emanuelson of Hilton Head, SC, March 2, 2021; senior VP of investments, Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and Prudential; president, local Rotary Club; collector and patron of the arts; avid scuba diver; enjoyed the outdoors, tennis, hiking, kayaking, body surfing, beach bocce, and his dog; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Alpha Sigma Phi.

’57, BArch ’58—M. Arthur Gensler of Mill Valley, CA, May 10, 2021; architect and designer; entrepreneur; founder and CEO, Gensler; designed Shanghai Tower, the San Francisco Int’l Airport terminals, and the first Apple Store; author; 2016 recipient of the Design Futures Council Lifetime Achievement Award; co-founded Cornell’s AAP NYC program; lifetime member, Cornell U. Council; philanthropist; mentor; enjoyed golf, tennis, and travel; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Delta Phi.

’57, BME ’58, MS ’59—Allen S. Ginsberg of Cliffside Park, NJ, August 22, 2020; adjunct professor and executive-in-residence, Stevens Inst. of Technology; pharmaceutical executive; researched healthcare systems. Tau Delta Phi.

’57 BA—Sheldon Lawrence of Fairfield, CT, March 1, 2021; investment manager; senior VP, Johnston, Lemon & Co.; also worked for Sterling Corp., Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, and AG Becker & Co.; co-founded an ESL program for refugee parents; enjoyed traveling, the stock market, reading history, and sports; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’57 BS HE—Susan Baudendistel Liedell of Darien, CT, formerly of Cape Cod, MA, May 19, 2021; homemaker; pianist; enjoyed gardening, puzzles, sewing, knitting, and cooking; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, James E. Liedell ’55, BME ’56.

’57 MD—Norman E. Schaefer of Chatham, NJ, November 26, 2020; otolaryngologist, Summit Medical Group; colonel and senior flight surgeon, US Air Force; served in WWII and the Gulf War; member of the Chatham Board of Health; active in professional affairs.

’58 MS Ag, PhD ’61—George H. Collin of Fergus, ON, July 3, 2013; owner and operator, Maplecrest Farm Bed and Breakfast; agricultural researcher; worked for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food; active in professional affairs.

’58 BS Hotel—Blake W. Cullen of Virginia Beach, VA, March 8, 2021; president, Admiral Management Co.; minor league baseball and hockey team owner; administrator, Nat’l Baseball League; traveling secretary, Chicago Cubs; inducted into the East Coast Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2009; author; arts patron; active in professional and alumni affairs. Pi Kappa Alpha.

’58 BS ILR—Richard G. Hall of Atlanta, GA, April 24, 2020; director of Christian social ministries, All Saints’ Episcopal Church; director of administration, Trinity Presbyterian Church; active in alumni affairs. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

’58 DVM—Samuel Hutchins III of South Barre, VT, February 10, 2021; veterinarian; State Veterinarian of Vermont; established Barre Animal Hospital; specialist in large animals and herd management; served as Barre’s Town Health Officer for over 35 years; treasurer and lieutenant governor, local Kiwanis Club; active in community and professional affairs. Pi Kappa Phi.

’58, BME ’59—T. Jefferson Leffingwell of Beaux Arts, WA, March 21, 2021; worked in computer networking; veteran; enjoyed marathon running, climbing, and rowing crew. Phi Kappa Psi.

’58 MS Chem E—Mark M. Lewis of Sequim, WA, March 17, 2021; engineer, F. Hoffmann-LaRoche AG; veteran; volunteer medic with the local ambulance corps; banjo player; volunteer lighthouse keeper; enjoyed travel and sailing; active in community and religious affairs.

’58—Bruce C. Marshall of Ashburn, VA, March 8, 2021; program manager, RBC Inc.; manager, Raytheon Co.; captain and pilot, US Navy; Sunday school and confirmation teacher; enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, sports, travel, and dessert; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Chi Psi.

’59 BS Ag—Marjorie Schneider Abelman of New York City, March 17, 2021; homemaker; enjoyed animals, reading, and classical music; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Sigma. Husband, Lawrence E. Abelman ’57.

’59 BA—Burton J. Ahrens of New York City, February 18, 2021; attorney; founder and president, the Edgehill Corp.; enjoyed backgammon, photography, golfing, and music; active in alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Delta.

’59 MD—L. Davis Arbuckle of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Medina, OH, February 22, 2021; urologist and chairman of the department of urology, Akron General Medical Center; professor of urology and program director, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine; enjoyed golf, boating, and the symphony.

’59 BS Ag—Re R. Baker of Friendship, NY, March 1, 2021; owned and operated an engine repair shop; taught agricultural sciences and welding at SUNY Delhi; substitute teacher; veteran; founding member, Followers of the Way Church; organist and pianist; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’59 BS Ag—Barbara “Bobby” Orcutt Keeton of Shelburne, VT, formerly of Ithaca, NY, March 10, 2021; conservationist; founding member of the Finger Lakes Land Trust; treasurer, Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York; donated the land that became the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve; named Conservationist of the Year in 2001 by the FLLT; enjoyed gardening, natural history, culture, travel, and dance; active in community and alumni affairs. Husband, William Keeton, PhD ’58.

’59 BS Ag—David C. McGiveron of Lena, IL, March 1, 2021; owner, Lena Maid Meats; cattle farmer; worked for Hurd Millwork, Weyerhaeuser Manufacturing, and Oscar Mayer; veteran; member, Lions Club; 4-H leader; enjoyed hunting; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Sigma Nu.

’59 BS HE, MPS ’94—Carolyn Gowdy Virtuoso of Spencer, MA, January 13, 2021; worked for NYS Cooperative Extension; high school home economics teacher; served as a missionary for the Church of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City; active in religious and alumni affairs.

’59 MFA—Leonard R. “Buzz” Wallace Jr. of Westbrookville, NY, January 9, 2021; artist; founding member of the art department, Orange County Community College; avid builder and architect; enjoyed gardening, world travel, and motorcycles; active in community and professional affairs.


1960s

’60 BA—Barry M. Barash of Galesburg, IL, March 9, 2021; attorney; assistant attorney general, State of Illinois; assistant professor of business law, Humboldt State U.; pilot; animal lover; enjoyed antique automobiles, world travel, and politics; active in community affairs.

’60 PhD—Jane Murphy Leighton of Denver, CO, formerly of Boston, MA, February 9, 2021; psychiatric epidemiologist; professor emeritus of psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; professor of epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; studied the prevalence of mental illness across generations and cultures; enjoyed teaching, history, nature, and world travel; active in professional affairs.

’60, BS Ag ’61—Joseph P. Molino of Ontario, NY, February 10, 2021; contractor; founder, Ontario Excavating and Landscaping; also worked at B & L Slocum and General Dynamics; served as Ontario Town Supervisor; member, Knights of Columbus; avid local sports supporter; active in civic and community affairs.

’60 BA—Eli B. Nadel of New Rochelle, NY, October 20, 2020. Wife, Kerry Jarvis Nadel ’66.

’60 MBA—A. Leonard Nusbaum of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Wilmington, NC, October 25, 2020; certified public accountant; CEO, Nusbaum Financial Consultants; veteran.

’60 BA—Martin J. Sablik of San Antonio, TX, February 6, 2021; staff scientist, Southwest Research Inst.; assistant professor, Fairleigh Dickinson U.; volunteer; enjoyed photography, sports, board games, and playing cards; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’60 BA—Michael B. Shusteroff of Montclair, NJ, April 21, 2021; worked for Hersam Dye & Chemical Corp.; philanthropist; enjoyed jazz. Zeta Beta Tau.

’60 BA—Louis H. “Skip” Van Slyke of Rome, NY, March 24, 2021; radiologist and chairman of radiology, Rome Memorial Hospital; veteran; enjoyed skiing, sailboat racing, reading, and American history; active in community and alumni affairs. Chi Phi.

’61 MFA—Mary Milner Dickens of Leicester, UK, March 26, 2019; artist; sculptor; designed medals and coins for the Royal Mint; Fulbright scholar; winner of the 1957 Prix de Rome in Sculpture; active in professional affairs.

’61 BA—R. Jonathan Fairbanks Jr. of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Potsdam, NY, April 2, 2021; professor emeritus of literature, Clarkson U.; also taught at SUNY Potsdam, Marlboro College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the American U. in Bulgaria, and the U. of Otago in New Zealand; wilderness educator; enjoyed farming, hiking, climbing, camping, and canoeing; active in alumni affairs. Phi Kappa Psi.

’61 BA—Ira J. Firestone of Bloomfield Hills, MI, May 7, 2020; professor emeritus of psychology at Wayne State U.; volunteer, Detroit Inst. of Arts; stamp collector; enjoyed opera; active in community affairs.

’61, B Chem E ’63—John R. Miller of Denver, CO, April 5, 2020; Watermargin.

’61 BA—Paul S. Raphael of Bethlehem, PA, January 14, 2021; physician; enjoyed golfing, reading, and playing guitar.

’62 BS Hotel, MPS ’74—Paul B. Deignan of Gettysburg, PA, May 23, 2021; healthcare nutrition services manager; dietitian; worked for several hospital groups including St. Rose Dominican Hospital and Great River Health Systems; received the 1987 Silver Plate Award in Healthcare; president of the American Society for Healthcare Foodservice Administrators and the Nat’l Society for Healthcare Foodservice Mgmt.; member, Lions Club; active in professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Wife, Mary Davis Deignan ’62.

’62 BA—Richard A. Giustra of Brunswick, ME, April 14, 2021; orthopedic surgeon; veteran; enjoyed gardening, biking, racquetball, fishing, scuba diving, and international travel; active in community and alumni affairs. Beta Theta Pi.

’62 MBA—James E. Osborne of Steamboat Springs, CO, formerly of Houston, TX, March 10, 2021; computer salesman; business manager, Church of St. John the Divine; also worked for IBM and NASA; model train enthusiast; enjoyed travel and storytelling.

’62 BS Hotel—A. Patrick Papas of Chicago, IL, April 18, 2021; restaurateur; partner, Turnkey Enterprises; owner and operator, the Beefsteak Inn and Pratfall Inc.; veteran; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Tau Omega.

’62 MEd—Katherine Templeman of Albuquerque, NM, March 26, 2021; worked for Cullinet Software Inc.; enjoyed music, reading, and traveling the world; active in alumni affairs.

’62 PhD—Fredrick J. Ward of Winnipeg, MB, October 25, 2013; professor emeritus of zoology, U. of Manitoba; enjoyed international travel, classical music, fishing, cosmology, and “Doctor Who”; active in professional affairs.

’63 LLB—Gerald M. Amero of Raymond, ME, March 31, 2021; lawyer; specialist in public utility law; worked with the governments of Albania and Moldova to privatize their utility industries; enjoyed art, history, and culture.

’63 BS Ag—William O. Passmore of Montour Falls, NY, February 8, 2021; grape farmer; computer scientist, Tymnet; chemist, Corning Glass; merchant seaman; artist; enjoyed gardening, reading, fly fishing, and lifelong learning.

’63 BA—Deane A. Penn of Alpine, NJ, March 1, 2021; gastroenterologist; internist; opened and ran a Center for Medical Weight Loss clinic; active in community and religious affairs. Beta Sigma Rho.

’64 LLB—William J. Kupinse Jr. of Easton, CT, April 7, 2021; attorney and managing partner, Goldstein and Peck; first selectman, Town of Easton; Sunday school teacher; enjoyed camping, hiking, skiing, canoeing, and tending his vegetable garden; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’65 MS—Jose H. Degand of Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, February 13, 2019; professor, Catholic U. of Louvain.

’65 BS Ag—Judy Alpern Intraub of Palm Beach, FL, April 2021; science and health education coordinator, Queens Community School District 26; adjunct professor of science education, Queens College; also worked for the United Federation of Teachers; enjoyed walking, volunteering, playing tennis, and kayaking; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Phi Sigma Sigma.

’65 BS Hotel—Susan Hatkoff Patricof of New York City and East Hampton, NY, January 18, 2021; philanthropist; president and chairwoman, Northside Center for Child Development; president, Paper Bag Players; vice chairwoman of the board, Columbia U. Mailman School of Public Health; board member, Int’l Rescue Committee; advocate for children and for global public health; political activist; active in civic, community, and alumni affairs. Sigma Delta Tau.

’66 BA—Deanne Gebell Gitner of Highland Beach, FL, formerly of Short Hills, NJ, May 10, 2021; communications coordinator, Millburn Township Public Schools; journalist; editor, Millburn-Short Hills Independent Press; English teacher; philanthropist; regional president, Nat’l Council of Jewish Women; class correspondent; life member, Cornell U. Council; enjoyed travel; active in community and alumni affairs.

’66—Todd A. Panse of Kalamazoo, MI, November 11, 2015; world traveler; enjoyed crossword puzzles, family history, and Oreos. Delta Upsilon.

’66 MILR—William L. Pendergrass of Frederick, MD, March 10, 2021; consultant, ORC Worldwide; VP of human resources, Texas Instruments; active in community affairs.

’66 BS HE—Christina Yee Rosa of Honolulu, HI, June 18, 2020; chef.

’66—Paul R. Smith of Lakeville, MN, April 3, 2018; controller, the Northland Co.; avid runner. Delta Upsilon.

’66 BME—Khoi Trong “Kenny” Vu of Middletown, NJ, March 16, 2021; engineer; worked at Avaya, AT&T, Bell Labs, and Scandia Consult; founder, Tieu Long Engineering Consulting Services; worked as an interpreter for Vietnamese refugees; enjoyed skydiving, riding motorcycles, skiing, snowboarding, catamaran racing, and windsurfing; active in alumni affairs. Beta Pi.

’66 MEE—Richard J. Young of Tesuque, NM, March 5, 2021; project manager, Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory; mentor; enjoyed sailing, reading, travel, photography, and gardening.

’67 JD—David S. Baime of Reston, VA, May 13, 2021; appellate court judge and Essex County Superior Court judge, State of New Jersey; deputy attorney general and chief, appellate section, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice; attorney, Essex County prosecutor’s office; marathon runner and weightlifter; enjoyed boating and the works of William Faulkner; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’67, BS Ag ’68—John A. Hise III of Loveland, OH, formerly of Morrow, OH, February 7, 2021; associate director of manufacturing, Procter & Gamble; building project manager for several school and church expansions; tutored at the Lebanon Correctional Institution; active in community and religious affairs.

’67 BS Ag—Carlton M. McKenney of Little Falls, NY, April 9, 2021; registered nurse; worked for Bassett Healthcare; partner, McKenney Farms; worked for Int’l Voluntary Services in Morocco developing land management programs; enjoyed choral singing.

’67 BFA—Phoebe McGuire Nichols of Davis, CA, formerly of South Bristol, ME, February 21, 2021; librarian, South Bristol Elementary School; director of development, Kieve Affective Education; entrepreneur; graphic designer; collage artist; writer; played in a ukulele quartet; enjoyed volunteering, travel, and brisk walks.

’68 MA—Linda Frazee Baker of New York City, September 2, 2020; translator of German literature; author; assistant editor, No Man’s Land; senior evaluator and managing editor, US Government Accountability Office; enjoyed travel, snorkeling, and music; active in professional affairs.

’68 BCE, MBA ’70—George P. Barton of Holly, MI, January 31, 2021; engineer; boat builder; program manager, Magna/Decoma; also worked for Car-Tec; enjoyed motorcycles, sports, travel, trivia, and puns.

’68 BA—Patrick G. Fox of Holland, MI, April 4, 2021; president, Henry A. Fox Sales Co.; director of administration and finance, Liggett & Myers; avid collector of toy soldiers; enjoyed WWI history, sailing, and travel; active in community and alumni affairs. Theta Delta Chi.

’68 MD—John W. Larsen Jr. of Sims, NC, January 6, 2021; physician; professor emeritus and chairman of the Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, George Washington U.; veteran; author; active in professional affairs.

’68 BS Ag—Raymond L. Maki of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Newfield, NY, January 24, 2021; worked for Cultural Insurance Services Int’l; also worked for Dairy Herd Improvement, Tompkins County Trust Co., and Libby Foods; served on the Newfield Central School Board of Education; Newfield Town Supervisor; enjoyed CrossFit and genealogy; active in civic, community, professional, and alumni affairs. Cayuga Lodge.

’68 BA—Nancy McKee Mallon of Carmel, IN, April 13, 2021; homemaker; volunteered for AYS Inc. and Families First Indiana; enjoyed reading, history, baking, jewelry making, and games. Kappa Kappa Gamma. Husband, David J. Mallon ’68.

’68 BA—Richard M. Spector of Davis, CA, formerly of Oakland, CA, January 22, 2021; health insurance specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; student of Buddhism; enjoyed camping, hiking, movies, and bad jokes.

’69, MPA ’73—Jack C. Liang of Grosse Pointe, MI, March 18, 2021; administrator, Huron-Clinton Metroparks; senior VP, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan; ran a photography business with his wife; VP, Ascension St. John Hospital; also worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; veteran; enjoyed golf, tennis, world travel, and Rummikub; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs.

’69 BA—Deborah H. Panitch of Castleton, NY, February 24, 2021; clinical psychologist; clinician, Capital District Psychiatric Center and Hutchings Psychiatric Center; clinical assistant professor, Upstate Medical College; also taught at Chapman College; enjoyed world travel, hiking, skiing, kayaking, and reading.

’69 BS Ag—Clifford K. “Butch” Sessions III of San Jose, CA, January 9, 2007; lawyer; veteran; jazz devotee; trumpet player and percussionist. Sigma Nu.


1970s

’70 BS Ag—John W. “Jack” Beha of Port Gibson, NY, February 21, 2021; district manager, SeedWay; agricultural sales representative, Agway; EMT, treasurer, and instructor, Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Dept.; enjoyed flying model airplanes; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Alpha Gamma Rho.

’70, Bs Ag ’71—Ellen Kotsones Kreopolides of Wellesley, MA, January 13, 2020; founder and president, Snackin’ Healthy Inc.; event planner; professional organizer; mathematics teacher, Waltham School District; active in alumni affairs. Delta Phi Epsilon.

’70 BEP—Howard T. Moncarz of Derwood, MD, September 24, 2018; engineer, Nat’l Inst. of Standards and Technology. Beta Pi.

’71 BS HE—Patricia Hillman Brookover of East Lansing, MI, January 11, 2021; registered dietitian; manager, Cancer Prevention and Control Section, Michigan Dept. of Human Services; advocate for social and health equity; enjoyed swimming; active in community, professional, religious, and alumni affairs. Husband, George M. Brookover ’72.

’72, BA ’71—Thomas S. Beadleston of Francestown, NH, February 8, 2021; VP of compliance, Pacific Life Insurance Co.; lawyer; enjoyed reading, antiquing, travel, and discovering new cuisines; active in alumni affairs. Alpha Chi Rho.

’73 BS Hotel—Gregg L. Bidlack of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, April 3, 2021; property manager; motorcycle enthusiast; enjoyed bourbon and wearing head-to-toe denim; active in alumni affairs.

’73 JD—Teddar S. Brooks of Little Valley, NY, April 13, 2021; attorney; veteran; Mason; member of the New York and American Bar associations; enjoyed travel; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.

’73, BS Hotel ’74, MBA ’78—Jerome Noël Jr. of Carmel, IN, November 20, 2018; owner, Chaudière Lodge; president and CEO, Physicians Practice Mgmt. Alpha Delta Phi.

’74 BS ILR—Thomas W. Salmon of Fort Pierce, FL, September 28, 2020; philanthropist; enjoyed nature.

’76 GR—Benjamin R. Ahner of Sennett, NY, March 9, 2021; worked for the Cayuga County Board of Elections; business manager, H&L Ford; professor of sociology, Auburn Community College; helped create the inmate education program at Auburn Correctional Facility; lab technician, Eastman Kodak; veteran; church deacon and elder; enjoyed travel, reading, and volunteering; active in civic, community, and religious affairs.

’77 BS Ag—Bruce E. Bartlett of Syracuse, NY, March 1, 2021; worked in sales with Gordon Brothers Electronics; enjoyed skiing, music, and cars.

’77 BS Ag—Karen Hessler Cronan of Veazie, ME, February 14, 2021; middle school science and math teacher; biology researcher; volunteered with Memory Joggers, an early memory loss program; enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, painting, quilting, and travel; active in community and religious affairs.

’77 BCE, MCE ’78—Michael C. Kreinsen of Houston, TX, February 18, 2021; structural engineer, Kreinsen Tech Services; lead structural engineer, Amec Foster Wheeler; project engineer, AMEC Paragon; enjoyed sports and volunteering; active in community, religious, and alumni affairs.

’78 MA—John A. Rettura of West Scranton, PA, February 5, 2021; English professor; set design producer; president, Pennsylvania State Education Assn.; enjoyed opera, painting, cooking, bocce, and guitar; active in community and professional affairs.

’78 BS Ag—John R. Sovocool of Richfield Springs, NY; May 20, 2021; owner and operator, Fieldstone Farm Resort; worked for the US Dept. of Agriculture; major, US Air Force; avid marathon runner; enjoyed gardening, making stained glass, and woodworking; active in alumni affairs. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’79 BS Hotel—Maurice R. Angers of Sainte-Sophie, QC, February 21, 2021; hospitality industry professional; worked at Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club and Handfield Inn; manager, McGill Faculty Club; VP and co-owner, Buffets Fleur de Lys Inc.; general manager, Québec Garrison Club.

’79 MS, PhD ’85—Broden L. Roach of Trumansburg, NY, May 5, 2021; director of chemistry, Phyton Biotech; also taught chemistry at Cornell U.; helped create the chemotherapy medication Taxol; nature lover; collected guns, knives, and flashlights; active in community affairs.


1980s

’80 MPS—David J. Caples of Fernandina Beach, FL, March 20, 2021; owned the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, which was named one of the best hotels in America by Condé Nast Traveler; owner, Amelia Island Lodging Systems; Rotarian; founder of the Katie Caples Fdn., an organization promoting organ donation; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs.

’80 BS Hotel—David R. Scoco of Lake Forest, IL, March 22, 2021; founder and president, Xtreme Hockey & Lacrosse; founder and managing director, Creative Concession Concepts; managed food service operations for the 1996 Summer Olympics; director of sales and marketing, Canteen Corp.; enjoyed reading, camping, sailing, golfing, cooking, and entertaining; active in community, professional, and alumni affairs. Wife, Priscilla Rellas Scoco ’80.

’81 BS Ag—Patricia A. Backus of Hiram, OH, 2017; research biologist; active in alumni affairs.

’81 BEP—James A. Leichner of Teaneck, NJ, February 20, 2021; computer consultant; worked for 4Sight Supply Chain Group; enjoyed reading, television, and music.

’84 BS Ag—Richard M Schlauder Jr. of Binghamton, NY, March 2, 2021; assisted FEMA with hurricane cleanup efforts.

’85 BA—Claye K. Hart of Powder Springs, GA, February 17, 2021; principal member of technical staff, AT&T; chief architect, Kimit Services Group; senior software engineer, Harbinger; also worked for BellSouth; enjoyed pranks, reading, tech gadgets, and the beach; active in alumni affairs.

’86 MD—Richard M. Gesser of Pocono Manor, PA, February 27, 2021; pediatrician; specialized in infectious disease; worked for Sanofi Pasteur and Merck; enjoyed mushroom foraging, fishing, music, and travel.

’86 BA—Thomas H. Shin of Andover, MA, March 28, 2021; entrepreneur; owned and operated the Korean Garden restaurant in Allston, MA; enjoyed golf and travel; active in alumni affairs.

’87 JD—Elizabeth Levine of New York City, October 1, 2001.

’89 JD—Robert A. Sanville of Ellington, CT, March 13, 2021; attorney; owner and operator, SRM Home Improvement; coin and stamp collector; photographer; enjoyed history, the outdoors, and his pets.

’89-90 GR—Deborah A. Scherkoske of Camp Hill, PA, February 18, 2021; consulting environmental project manager; environmental program specialist, Federal Highway Administration; senior project manager, KCI Technologies and Skelly and Loy; project manager and architectural historian, PAC Spero & Co.; advocate for women’s reproductive rights and gender equality; enjoyed cooking, home decorating, gardening, music, and travel; active in community affairs.


1990s

’94 BS ILR—Perry A. Brown of Amityville, NY, March 1, 2021; assistant commissioner, Onondaga County Dept. of Social Services; labor negotiator; veteran; enjoyed reading, martial arts, cooking, comic books, and collectibles. Lambda Chi Alpha.

’94 MBA—Yogesh Popat of Short Hills, NJ, February 16, 2021; founded Apps4Rent, a cloud hosting company; investment banker; principal, Katalyst Partners; enjoyed squash, swimming, crossword puzzles, and watching movies with his family.

’96 JD, LLM ’96—John R. Mayer of Salem, MA, February 27, 2018; attorney; practiced public interest law. Wife, Lisa M. Lavoie, MA ’96, PhD ’00.


2000s

’04 BS ILR—Geoffrey H. Zoref of Simsbury, CT, February 28, 2021; program manager, Temple Sinai, Washington, DC; worked in sales research at Canon Europa; translator and Spanish tutor; enjoyed reading, travel, and languages.

’05 PhD—David Cabrera of Bayside, WI, January 1, 2021; mathematics lecturer, U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; also worked at Milliman IntelliScript; enjoyed softball.

’07 BS Ag—Kevin T. Stanton of Stanfordville, NY, February 22, 2021; chef; managing director, KTS Culinary Solutions; product developer, Mars Food Europe; executive chef, Sanctuary T; chef de partie, Papillon; sous chef, Le Périgord; patent holder; enjoyed travel and exploring other cultures; active in professional and alumni affairs.


2010s

’10 BA—G. Scott Russ of Gilbertsville, PA, March 10, 2020; project manager, Vevo; senior technical services engineer, FreeWheel; enjoyed travel, photography, bicycling, hiking, card and board games, and cooking.

’13 BS ILR—Jay Malejki of Louisville, KY, April 2020; senior associate, hotelAVE; acquisitions associate, Schulte Hospitality Group; analyst, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; founder, MyTab; enjoyed music and volunteering; active in community and alumni affairs.


2020s

’20 BS Hotel—Dylan C. Clancy of Manasquan, NJ, May 2, 2021; analyst, CoreVest Finance; enjoyed soccer, lacrosse, football, and music. Delta Upsilon.


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Published October 5, 2021