Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2017 - 63
M E M OR I A M
Bernard N. Reynholds '50, retired
rector of engineering, Bendix Corp., account manager, IBM Corp., and
where he worked on the Apollo Sat- WWII Navy pilot; May 23, 2016.
urn booster rocket; Feb. 26.
Marvin J. Abrams '52, M.S. '55,
William P. Cloyes '44, retired ex- retired senior market research anaecutive, NL Industries, pioneer in lyst, IBM Corp., and college instrucNL's titanium metal production, and tor; Feb. 19.
WWII Navy veteran; March 17.
William F. Payne '52, MMG '60,
Kenneth F. Paulovich '44, whose former executive VP, external afcareer included aerodynamic design fairs, NYU, earlier at Rensselaer, and
of B-36 bomber and nuclear weap- U.S. Navy veteran; May 13.
ons production; Feb. 16.
George W. Trumbull '52, retired
L. McDonald Schetky '44, chief sci- vice president, Caltex Trading and
entist, Memry Corp., former techni- Transport, whose career took him to
cal director, International Copper Bahrain and Spain; Feb. 5.
Research Association, and Class of Charles H. Harrison '53, engineer
'44 correspondent; Feb. 14.
and patented inventor in the mediJohn R. Hamilton '46, retired asso- cal equipment industry, pilot, and
ciate professor, Fordham University, ham radio enthusiast; May 13.
after a career in corporate finance, Henry O. Lumb Jr. '53, retired manager, information systems, Siemens
and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 15.
Corp., formerly with RCA, and U.S.
George A. Harper '47, MCE '50,
Army veteran; March 12.
retired structural engineer, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, emu Donald R. Brutvan, MCH '54,
farmer, and WWII Army Air Corps Ph.D. '58, professor emeritus and
former dean, Binghamton Univerveteran; Sept. 18, 2016.
sity, and WWII Army Air Force
Ronald M. White '47, retired genveteran; Dec. 30, 2016.
eral manager of gas operations,
T. Hick Jr. '54, retired sePSE&G of New Jersey, and WWII
nior estimator, Martin K. Eby ConNavy veteran; May 6.
struction Co., and engineer, BethleG. Marie Agnew-Marcelli '48, M.S.
hem Steel Corp.; March 2017.
'52, retired senior scientist and research fellow, Jacob, Medinger & Kenneth E. Horton '54, former consultant, U.S. Department of Energy;
Finnegan; May 21.
Sept. 11, 2015.
James W. O'Brien '49, metallurgical engineer, consultant, president, Richard A. Pledger '54, retired
Great Lakes Powder Sales Co., and scientist-administrator, cancer and
diabetes institutes, NIH, and acWWII Army pilot; April 20.
complished pianist; July 2.
Joseph H. Leggett '40, retired di-
Richard A. Pfundstein '49, MCE
'51, consulting civil engineer, vice
president, Envirodyne Engineers,
and WWII Navy veteran; May 20.
Freeland A. Savage '49, retired
chief development engineer, space
systems, Hamilton Standard, sailor
and boat builder; May 22.
John C. Wilson '49, former chief
engineer, Peck & Hale, manufacturer's rep, and WWII Army Air Corps
veteran; December 2016.
David W. Bray '50, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and former dean at Clarkson University; May 11.
Philip V. Oby Jr. '50, retired direc-
Samuel F. Heffner Jr. '56, founder,
Dickinson-Heffner Inc., past chairman, Rensselaer Board of Trustees,
and U.S. Air Force veteran; April 8.
Ronald F. Bogdan '66, M.S. '69,
M.E. '74, retired project engineer
and FAA representative, Pratt &
Whitney Aircraft; March 3.
Raymond H. Irish '56, MCE '58, Richard W. Davison '66, retired
retired partner, Rist-Frost Associ- programming engineer, IBM, and
ates, and former civil engineer, planning board member; March 7.
Westchester County; March 21.
David M. Sacks '56, retired electri-
Theodore F. Chase, M.S. '67, Ph.D.
'70, retired director of engineering,
cal engineer specializing in satellite Elliot Support Systems, and managcommunications, WWII and Ko- er, General Electric; Dec. 13, 2016.
rean War Navy veteran; March 19.
John DeHart '68, former area sysDaniel G. Bobrow '57, research fel- tems engineer, SABCO, and fellow,
low at PARC, developer of ground- Radio Club of America; April 13.
breaking systems and programming
languages, leader in AI; March 20. Donald J. Green '68, M.S. '72, former director, engineered equipment
A. Welford Castleman '57, pioneer- and systems, Westinghouse Savaning chemistry researcher, distin- nah River Co.; March 4.
guished professor emeritus, Penn
John C. Schroeder '69, M.S. '74,
State, and member, NAS; Feb. 28.
retired from Taylor Instruments,
Robert L. Jones '57, retired vice Power Plant, and Schenectady Cty.
president, James River Corp., world Community College; April 3.
traveler, and active alumnus; Feb.
Susan G. Balon '72, geophysical
adviser, ExxonMobil Exploration &
Herbert L. Singer '57, M.S. '60, Production; Oct. 14, 2016.
former professor, Hudson Valley
Community College and Gulf Coast Christopher F. Serocke '73, chief
operating officer, Cianna Medical,
Community College; March 12.
and former vice president, Baxter
John R. Christman '58, Ph.D. '66, Health Care; Sept. 13, 2016.
retired head, Department of Science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, James M. Comyns '77, former dialysis nurse, and U.S. Navy veteran;
and textbook author; Feb. 20.
Henry A. Nejako Jr. '60, retired
program management officer, Fed- Douglas C. Doskocil '83, IP attoreral Transit Administration; Febru- ney and partner, Goodwin Procter,
and former engineer for RCA and
GE; March 4.
Philip L. Rotondo, MCE '60, Ph.D.
'68, retired senior consultant, Com-
Jon M. Karkow '85, renowned exbustion Engineering Corp., entre- perimental aircraft engineer and test
pilot; May 8.
Carroll E. Titemore '54, retired se- preneur and patent holder; June 10.
nior engineer, heavy military, Gen- John R. Craddock '62, retired U.S. Richard L. Kramer Jr. '94, qualNavy aviator, who later worked in ity manager at EMC, mentor and
eral Electric Co.; Feb. 20.
manager, active in sports and scouts;
Karl M. Miller '55, MMG '58, re- marketing and construction in Jack- Aug. 18, 2016.
tired manager of production and sonville, Fla.; April 20.
quality control, Ford Motor Co., William J. Dickerson '62, retired William J. Worthen '95, FAIA,
and restorer of antique farm equip- law judge and geologist, NYS Dept. LEED fellow, a recognized sustainof Environmental Conservation, ability and collaborative design
ment; March 3.
leader; Jan. 28.
Donald M. Kuyper '55, former and U.S. Air Force major; Feb. 12.
president, Hawaiian Telephone Co., Arthur Cohen '63, founding part- John C. Corelli, professor emeritus
vice president, GTE, and U.S. Navy ner, ARC/Architectural Resources of nuclear engineering and engiCambridge, designer of life sciences neering physics, and chair, nuclear
captain; June 9.
engineering curriculum; April 10.
Robert W. Moyer '55, MMG '64, facilities, and AIA fellow; Jan. 31.
former president and CEO, Wilber Robert E. Glaess '65, MMG '66, re- Heinrich A. Medicus, professor
National Bank, and U.S. Air Force tired after a career in the health care emeritus, physics, nuclear physicist,
philanthropist, and champion of the
field; April 4.
veteran; Dec. 23, 2016.
Ernesto E. Blanco '56, inventor Alton B. Parker Jr., M.M.G. '65, for- arts; Feb. 26.
tor, systems and data processing, and educator at MIT, who patented mer attorney, MacFarlane Ferguson Alan S. Meltzer, professor emeritus,
State of New York, Environmental many devices for the physically im- Allison & Kelly, county appraiser, physics, and founding director of the
paired; March 21.
Conservation; Nov. 3, 2016.
and U.S. Air Force pilot; March 9.
Learning Center; Dec. 12, 2016.
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