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Deaths: 1920s and 1930s

image: Class Notes headline Hildegarde M. Romberg, PhB'21, AM'35, PhD'50, a lifelong educator, died August 27 in Irvine, CA, at age 97. Romberg spent 44 years with the Chicago public schools as a teacher, principal, and district superintendent. She also sponsored several U of C programs in Germanic studies.

Arthur N. Turnbull Sr., PhB'26, a retired teacher and counselor, died July 12 in Chicago at age 94. Turnbull, a high-school teacher for 27 years, also served in the Chicago Urban League and the NAACP. Active in the YMCA and Boy Scouts, and co-founder of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in 1980 he received the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Award from the city of Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; and seven grandchildren.

Arthur M. Frutkin, PhB'29, JD'31, a retired attorney, died June 18 in Rockville, MD, at age 90. He was an expert in mnemonics, a student of bridge and chess, and an amateur piano and banjo player. He is survived by three children, including Earl R. Franklin, AB'65.

Charles A. Warner, PhB'29, a retired policy analyst, died August 21 in Limeuil, France, at age 91. Warner, a retired Air Force colonel, continued to serve in the Reserves after the war, while working as a policy analyst for the Research Analysis Corporation. Survivors include his nephew, Daniel Schneider.

Jeannette LaPorte Sragow, PhB'33, a retired librarian, died November 14, 1997, at age 86. Sragow worked as a librarian for the Prince Georges County (MD) library system for 17 years. She is survived by her husband, Irving; a daughter; a son; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

Ruth Moulton Gilbert, SB'36, MD'39, a retired psychiatrist and professor, died April 30 in Clinton Corners, NY, at age 83. Gilbert was director of training for the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology (1960-1970), an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University, and an attending psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute until 1980. She wrote several papers on feminism and changing family structure. Survivors include a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

Louis R. Wasserman, MD'36, a leading researcher on hematology, died June 21 in Sandy Hook, CT, at age 88. In 1953, Wasserman established the hematology program at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, which he directed until 1972. He also served as chair of Mt. Sinai's clinical-science department (1967-1972), and wrote some 200 papers on the amelioration of blood disorders. He became an emeritus professor upon his retirement in 1979. The American Society of Hematology named a lectureship in his honor. He is survived by his wife, Julia, and a sister.

Henry O. Cubbon, SB'37, SM'39, a retired dentist, died June 12 in Tavares, FL, at age 83. Cubbon, a lieutenant in the Navy Dental Corps from 1952 to 1954, belonged to several dental societies. Survivors include his wife, Thea; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Jane Morrison Dickerson, AM'37, a patron of the arts, died July 2 in Indianapolis, IN, at age 87. Dickerson helped establish Friends of Art at Indiana University, and she served on the Fine Arts Committee of the Herron School for Art. She was chair and regional director of the Women's Committee of the Indiana State Symphony Society and active in Planned Parenthood. She is survived by two daughters, a son, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Robert W. Mann, MD'37, died July 7 in Mequon, WI, at age 87. Mann served as chief of surgery at two area hospitals, helping to forge an affiliation between Mount Sinai and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. An associate clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he retired in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters; one son; one stepdaughter; and two stepsons.

Frank Wagner Jr., SB'37, SM'50, a retired physicist, died May 7 in Chicago at age 82. Wagner helped develop radar and sonar technology before joining Argonne National Laboratory as an associate physicist. After his 1981 retirement, Wagner dedicated himself to civic activities. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, including Kurt L. Wagner, MBA'78; and three grandchildren.

Martha Best, AB'38, AM'41, a retired professor, died June 30 in Ellison Bay, WI, at age 80. Best taught French at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 45 years. After her retirement in 1992, she continued to teach French on a volunteer basis for the University of Wisconsin Guild for Learning in Retirement.

Marcella Fefer Goodman, AB'38, AM'44, a retired insurance agent, died May 11 in Skokie, IL, at age 82. Goodman was executive director of family and children's services in Proviso Township before joining New York Life as an insurance agent, retiring as a senior-level agent. Goodman was a trustee of the Skokie Public Library from 1995 to 1998. Survivors include a son, Robert; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Ivan M. Niven, PhD'38, a retired professor, died May 9 in Eugene, OR, at age 83. Niven taught mathematics at the University of Illinois and Purdue before joining the University of Oregon in 1947, where he helped develop its Ph.D. program in mathematics. Upon his retirement in 1981, he received the Charles E. Johnson Memorial Award for service to the university. He is survived by his wife, Betty Mitchell Niven, AB'39, and a son.

Bonnie Breternitz Olson, AB'38, an antiques dealer, died July 27 in Boston, MA, at age 83. After doing casework for the American Red Cross in WWII, Olson became an executive secretary for Econometrica. She was active in numerous civic organizations and a former delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth. Survivors include a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.

Paul F. McCullagh, PhD'39, a retired professor, died July 13 in Montreal, Canada, at age 96. McCullagh taught classics at McGill University from 1926 to 1988, and was named emeritus professor in 1981.

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