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Deaths: 1940s and 1950s

image: Class Notes headline Joan Kammerer 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.

Martin 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.

Helen 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.

Arnold 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.

Ralph J. 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.

Evelyn 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.

Werner 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.

Anne 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.

Burton W. 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.

Arne 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.

Hugo 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.

James 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.

Paul 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.

Sam 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, Joan Little Treiman, SB'47, AM'52; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.

Clyde 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.

Albert 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.

Donnell 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.

Lois 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, Michael Weinberg Jr., AB'47.

Mary 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 a sister.

Herbert Stein, PhD'58, 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.

Kurt 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.

Daniel 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.

Sigurd 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.

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