2000: CLASS NOTES (print version)
S. Bloom, PhD'43, a professor emeritus of education, died
September 13 in Chicago at age 86. Bloom's research helped spur the
creation of Head Start, an early-education program for low-income families
included in President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program. Survivors
include his wife, Sophie
Bloom, AM'60; two sons; and a brother.
S. Bowen, AB'36, AM'47, PhD'57,
a professor emeritus of English language and literature, died November
7 in Chicago at age 89. An expert on Herman Melville, Bowen received
the 1959 Quantrell Award for teaching. After his 1976 retirement, he
taught for two years in Japan and occasionally lectured for the Graham
School of Continuing Studies. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two
sons, including Jeffery
C. Bowen, AB'67, AM'73;
and two grandsons.
C. Godbey, DB'58, AM'62, PhD'68,
a former lecturer, died November 5 in Hyde Park. He was 72. Godbey,
a Unitarian-Universalist minister, first taught at Hyde Park's Meadville
Theological Seminary, where he served as academic dean before joining
Chicago's faculty in 1977. Survivors include his wife, Greta; a daughter;
two sons, Nicholas
R. Godbey, MBA'86, and Charles
F. Godbey, AB'79; two brothers; two sisters; and five grandchildren.
Griliches, AM'55, PhD'57, a former economics professor, died
November 4 of pancreatic cancer in Cambridge, MA. He was 69. An authority
on the statistical analysis of economic data, Griliches served on Chicago's
faculty from 1956 to 1969, when he moved to Harvard. In 1965, he won
the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the best economist under the
age of 40 by the American Economic Association, of which he later became
president. Survivors include his wife, Diane; a daughter; and a son.
C. Metropolis, SB'36, PhD'41,
a former physics professor, died October 17 in New Mexico at age 84.
A member of the Manhattan Project team, Metropolis is best known for
his contributions to the Monte Carlo method of probability. He spent
most of his career alternately teaching at the U of C and working at
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Survivors include two daughters, a son,
two sisters, and a grandchild.
C. Rattenborg, a
professor emeritus in anesthesia & critical care, died November 15 in
Chicago. He was 81. Survivors include his wife, Agnethe; four children;
and two grandchildren.
a professor emeritus of chemistry, died December 16 in Hyde Park. He
was 87. Stout specialized in magnetism, thermodynamics, and cryogenics,
the physics of low temperatures. He edited the Journal of Chemical Physics
from 1959 to 1985 and served as consulting editor until his death. Survivors
include a son, John, and four grandchildren.
Wang, MD'54, a
surgeon and former research associate, died August 26 in Colorado Springs,
CO. He was 85. Skilled in maxillofacial and plastic surgery, Wang spent
more than four decades practicing and teaching medicine until his 1984
retirement. Survivors include his wife, Lonny; four daughters; a son,
R. Wang, AB'78, MST'83; a sister; and eight grandchildren.
the Irving B. Harris professor emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought,
died October 30 in Porter, IN, at age 78. Wheatley chaired the Committee
on Social Thought from 1977 until 1991. Able to read five languages,
he studied the influence of religion and culture in ancient cities,
particularly those in China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons; and four granddaughters.
John A. Morrison,
SB'25, SM'27, PhD'38, a geopolitics expert, died December
6 in Quincy, IL, at age 96. Morrison served as deputy chief of the U.S.S.R.
division of the Office of Strategic Services during WWII, and later
worked for the U.S. State Department. Survivors include his wife, Frederica
Ann; a son; and three grandchildren.
Rosi Congino, PhB'29,
of Evergreen Park, IL, a former teacher, died April 4 at age 90. Congino
taught for 42 years in the Chicago public schools. Survivors include
her brother, Reno
Smith Lee, AM'30,
a former teacher, died September 25 in Hyde Park at age 101. Lee chaired
the history department at North Carolina's R. J. Reynolds High School
until she moved to Chicago, where she lived with the family of sculptor
Lorado Taft. Among survivors are three daughters, including Caroline
Lee, AB'53, and Evelyn
Lee, AM'66; a sister; and six grandchildren, including
Chertkov, PhB'31, JD'33,
a lawyer, died September 29 in Silver Spring, MD. He was 90. Chertkov
was named executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board during the
Kennedy administration. After retirement, he served as general counsel
and executive director of the Alaska Public Utilities Commission. Survivors
include his wife, Ruth Naomi; a son; and two grandchildren.
Marshall, PhB'31, a former postal worker, teacher, and chaplain,
died in September in Tucson, AZ. He was 94. One of Chicago's first African-American
Roman Catholic deacons, Marshall taught in the Chicago public schools
and spent 15 years as an assistant chaplain at Cook County jail.
H. Otto, SB'31, PhD'42,
a retired geological consultant, died August 27 in Wilmette, IL, at
age 91. Otto was a consultant for the construction of Chicago's subway
system and the John Hancock Building. He also worked at the Scripps
Institute of Oceanography before opening his own consulting firm in
the 1970s. He is survived by a daughter, Anne Otto Earle, SB'60, MAT'62,
and two grandsons.
K. Easton, PhB'33,
a former research librarian, died August 26 in Middletown, OH, at age
89. Easton worked as a research librarian for the Caribbean Commission
in Trinidad, the American Library Association, and Saudi Arabia's University
of Petroleum and Minerals. Survivors include his wife, Claire; two daughters;
a son; and two grandsons.
Cook Williams, PhB'35,
a former teacher, died September 18 in Indianapolis. She was 87. For
21 years, Williams taught high-school Latin and English. For more than
50 years, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors
include two daughters, a son, and a grandson.
Demarest, SB'38, MD'38, a cardiologist who lived in Reno,
NV, died October 22 in Wilton, CT. He was 87. Elected Fellow of the
American College of Cardiology in 1975, Demarest practiced internal
medicine and cardiology at the Westfield Medical Group for 37 years.
He was also president of the medical staff at Overlook Hospital in Summit,
NJ. Survivors include his wife, Marian; three daughters; three sons;
and 13 grandchildren.
Heineck, SB'40, an Annapolis, MD, food chemist, died September
9. She was 80. Also a teacher of science and French, Heineck was once
ranked tenth nationally in doubles tennis for women aged 75-79. Survivors
include a daughter and two sons.
Levit, SB'40, AM'47, PhD'49,
of Overland Park, KS, died August 31. He was 81. Voted best scholar-athlete
in the Big 10 Conference during his senior year, Levit earned two Purple
Hearts, the Silver Star, and the Navy Cross during WWII. He taught at
the Marine Corps Command Staff School in Virginia before teaching philosophy
and education for 40 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Survivors include a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
G. Charley, SM'41,
a Carlisle, IN, former professor, died October 17 at age 90. A member
of Phi Beta Kappa at DePauw University, for 30 years, Charley taught
food science at Oregon State University. Survivors include two sisters.
D. Hasterlik, AB'41,
a Los Angeles writer, died June 18 at age 79. Hasterlik worked as a
market researcher in New York before becoming involved with theater
production as both an actor and writer. He was also an avid golf player.
Hasterlik is survived by his aunt and three cousins.
Sticht, SB'41, a Newport Beach, CA, physicist, died December
4, 1992. He was 73. Sticht spent 50 years as a defense-industry physicist,
first at the MET laboratories and then at the Hanford Plant in Hanford,
WA. Survivors include his wife, Nina.
Taylor Hough, X'42,
a school psychologist, died September 25 in Aptos, CA, at age 79. Hough
worked for the Palo Alto Unified School District and was a deacon at
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, a son,
and four grandchildren.
A. Baum, SB'43, SM'44, PhD'48,
of Tallahassee, FL, died September 4 at age 76. A native German, Baum
was appointed deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration in 1967. He later became president of the University
of Rhode Island and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley
Bowman Baum, AB'44, AM'47; two daughters, including Janice
M. Baum, AM'75; two brothers, Bernard
H. Baum, PhB'48, PhD'59, and Jost
J. Baum, AB'50, JD'53; and four grandchildren.
M. Macpherson, AB'44, SB'45, AM'54,
a former assistant professor, died in Albany, CA, on May 3 at age 74.
Macpherson taught geography at California State University and at Berkeley.
She also spent 20 years as a docent at the Oakland Museum of California.
Among survivors are two brothers, including
Roderick J. Macpherson Jr., PhB'49, and a sister.
Gorman, X'45, died June 30 in DeLand, FL, at age 92. Gorman's
career in education spanned 57 years, beginning as a high-school teacher
and concluding as a university professor. He headed the education department
at DePauw University and the secondary-education department at Kent
State. After his retirement from Kent State in 1972, he continued to
teach as a part-time professor at Stetson University. Survivors include
his wife, Rebecca; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
E. Slettebak, SB'45, PhD'49, an
astronomer, died May 20 in Worthington, OH, at age 73. Slettebak served
45 years on the Ohio State faculty, including 16 years as astronomy
department chair and 19 years as the Perkins Observatory director. Survivors
include his wife, Connie; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
W. Celander, AB'48, JD'49, of
Homewood, IL, died November 14 at age 76. Celander earned a Purple Heart
at WWII's Battle of the Bulge. During the 1950s and 1960s, he and his
wife, Marian, ran Celander Studio on the South Side. He then managed
Park Forest Photography from 1970 to 1983. Survivors include a son,
a brother, and two grandchildren.
J. Cizek, PhB'48, MBA'50, died
December 8 in Hinsdale, IL. He was 72. In the 1950s, Cizek opened a
menswear business, the Squire Shop, which he ran until his 1994 retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores
Miller Cizek, AB'57; a daughter; a son; and two stepsisters.
M. Grissom, PhB'48, MD'52, a retired Air Force colonel, died
September 6 in Westmoreland County, VA. Grissom, a WWII veteran, spent
his entire career in the military. He is survived by his wife, Helen;
two daughters; three sons; two stepsons; and ten grandchildren.
B. Treiman, SB'49, SM'50, PhD'52, a
physicist, died November 30 in New York City at age 74. Chair of Princeton's
physics department during the 1980s, Treiman helped develop the Goldberger-Treiman
relation theory of subatomic particles. Survivors include his wife,
Treiman, SB'47, AM'52; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
C. Walton, AM'49, a historian and librarian, died January
4 in San Jose, CA. He was 74. A decorated veteran of WWII, he served
as Illinois State Historian from 1956 to 1967, as the executive director
of the Illinois State Historical Society, and as the director of the
Illinois State Historical Library. Survivors include his wife, Patricia;
two daughters; two sons; and three grandchildren.
L. Caney, MBA'50,
of La Grange, IL, died August 21. He was 84. Caney worked for the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration as manager of operations from 1951
until his 1994 retirement. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, and a son.
D. Smith, PhB'50, AB'55,
a former Foreign Service officer, died August 4 in Rockville, MD. He
was 72. During his career, Smith served in Italy, the United Kingdom,
South Africa, Algeria, and Tanzania. Survivors include his wife, Elfriede;
a daughter, Jennifer
Smith, AB'97; and a son, Charles
E. Smith, X'83.
Weinberg Kanter, AB'55,
a portrait artist, died December 9 in Norman, OK, at age 68. Kanter,
a Chicago native, was active in civic affairs and Braille transcribing.
Survivors include her husband, Julian; two daughters; a son; and a brother,
Kelly Mullane, PhD'57,
died July 30 in Naples, FL, at age 89. A former dean of the University
of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing, Mullane helped introduce
grad- uate-nursing education to the school's offerings. Survivors include
an economist, died September 8 at age 83. Chair of the Council of Economic
Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, he also served
for 22 years on the Committee for Economic Development. Survivors include
a daughter, a son, a sister, and three grandchildren.
D. Bryning, AB'59,
a Chicago biochemist, died of a heart attack March 29, 1998, at age
64. Bryning was director of the water quality control laboratory at
Chicago's Jardine Water Purification Plant. Survivors include his wife,
Mary Anne; three sons; and a grandson.
J. Elazar, AM'57, PhD'59,
died December 1 in Israel. He was 65. Elazar founded and directed the
Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University and headed the
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Survivors include his wife, Harriet.
F. Westberg, AM'59,
died in Chicago on October 10. He was 89. A professor at North Park
Theological Seminary from 1961 to 1975, Westberg served as a missionary
in the former Belgian Congo and translated the Bible into Lingala. Survivors
include four daughters and nine grandchildren.
McFadyen Campbell, PhD'60, a retired history teacher, died
August 1 in Australia at age 84. Before her retirement, Campbell was
a senior lecturer in American history at the University of Sydney. She
is survived by her husband, Keith; one son; and two daughters.
R. Malone, PhD'63,
founding director of the University of Notre Dame's M.B.A. program,
died August 29 in South Bend, IN, at age 78. Malone joined Notre Dame
as an assistant professor in marketing in 1952, becoming associate dean
and director of the M.B.A. program in 1967. He retired after more than
40 years. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; five daughters, including
Malone Beeler, MAT'71; and a son, John
R. Malone Jr., MBA'79.
R. Neisser, AB'67,
died November 8 of a heart attack in Concord, NH. He was 52. A civil-liberties
lawyer, Neisser served as acting dean at Rutgers School of Law and later
as president and dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center. Survivors include
his wife, Joan; two daughters; and a granddaughter.
Robert Strange, AM'72,
a retired librarian, died September 19 in Indianapolis at age 74. Strange
was a priest at St. Meinrad Archabbey for 24 years, serving as a professor
and head of the Scripture department. After six years with the Gary
Public Library, he worked as a genealogy librarian at the Indiana State
Library until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jacobs;
four brothers; and two sisters.
W. Fay, MBA'75,
an active community volunteer, died of lymphoma October 17 in Libertyville,
IL. He was 64. Fay worked with the violence intervention and prevention
programs run by Lake County Unites, and he also volunteered as a counselor
for youth and families. Survivors include his wife, Anne; two daughters;
a son; three brothers; and eight grandchildren.
Uduka Owhotu, AB'75,
of Lagos, Nigeria, died on September 30, 1998. She was 50. Owhotu was
senior manager of research and development at the Nigeria Reinsurance
Corporation, and at the time of her death was planning to launch a U
of C alumni chapter in Nigeria. Survivors include her husband, Victor.
P. Taylor, AM'82,
an Episcopal priest, died September 16 in Virginia Beach, VA, at age
67. A licensed clinical social worker, Taylor spent the first half of
his life as a civil-rights activist, then became director of St. Leonard's
halfway house for ex-convicts. Survivors include his wife, Carvel
Underwood Taylor, AM'72; two daughters; two sons; two brothers;
a sister; and six grandchildren.
C. Bull, JD'85, CEO
of Bradner Central Company, died August 18 in a boating accident on
Lake Michigan that also killed his two daughters, Alexandra and Madeline.
He was 39. Bull worked for the law firms of Jenner & Block and Winston
& Strawn before taking over as CEO of his family's paper firm. Survivors
include his wife, Pam; a son; his parents; a brother; and three sisters.
(This corrects information published in the February 2000 issue.