1920s and 1930s
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.