1920s and 1930s
G. Gilbert, PhB'31, retired vice-president and controller
of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, died in Greenville, SC,
on October 1, 1999. He was 89. In 1931, he joined Montgomery Ward
in Chicago and was promoted to assistant controller. During WWII,
he was a lieutenant in the Navy. He began working for Bigelow-Sanford
in 1952, retiring as vice-president and controller in 1975. He
was later a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the
Poinsett Club in Greenville, SC. Survivors include his wife, Aileen;
and two sons.
W. Dyer, SB'32, president of the Tennessee River Towing
Co., died June 18 in Paducah, KY, at age 90. A member of Phi Gamma
Delta and an intercollegiate national wrestling champion at the
U of C, he competed in the 1932 Olympics. A lieutenant commander
in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he was an assistant chemist at Pure
Oil Co. before moving to Paducah to join Igert Towing Co. Dyer
was active in local civic affairs, including the Rotary Club and
Girl Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Florene; two daughters;
a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; and five grandchildren.
Segall, PhB'32, JD'34, a labor attorney, died May 13
in Milwaukee at age 89. In 1965, he successfully represented the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters in a case argued before the U.S. Supreme
Court. He often worked on employee-benefits cases and drafted
many plans still in use by unions. He is survived by his wife,
Ruth; a daughter; a son, Ralph
M. Segall, MBA'70; three stepsons, including James
G. Bloch, MBA'69; and 11 grandchildren.
Cusack Irmiger, PhB'35, died August 15, 1999, in Chicago.
She was 92. Irmiger was one of seven siblings to graduate from
the U of C. Survivors include her brother Robert
E. Cusack, AB'38; a sister; and a grandson.
I. Johnson, AM'37, died May 14 in Denver at age 88.
She entered the Red Cross after graduation, working during WWII
in the India/Burma theater, where she met her husband. Survivors
include three children and three grandchildren.
Adinoff, SB'39, PhD'43, a chemist, died July 7 in Thousand
Oaks, CA. He was 81. Most of his career was spent in Detroit as
chief chemical engineer of research and development for Rockwell
International. Retiring to California in 1984, he began a second
career in computer science and taught in the master's program
at California Lutheran University and at Thousand Oaks Friends
of the Library. Adinoff was also active in local civic affairs.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline; three children; a brother;
and six grandchildren.
F. Banfe Jr., X'39, a former airline pilot and professor
emeritus at Stanford University, died March 17 at age 82 in Tucson,
AZ. In 1958, Banfe made his first voyage around the world. After
working as an editor at Esquire Magazine, he became a pilot, flying
for Pan American Airways. He also taught business, technology,
and airline management at Stanford for 20 years. He is survived
by his wife, June; two daughters; three sons; and six grandchildren.