1960s to Current
R. Clegg, AM'65, a social worker, died June 19 of cancer
in Palos Heights, IL. He was 61. In 1973, Clegg started a mental-health
program at Metropolitan Family Services, expanding the program
to serve more than 5,000 people. He became known as "Mr. Mental
Health of the South Suburbs." Survivors include his wife, Jantina;
two daughters; a son; two brothers; and a sister.
R. Krauss, SB'65, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory,
died June 26 in Naperville, IL, of cancer. He was 56. As the leader
of the particle-surface interaction group at Argonne, Krauss won
several awards for his work with ionization phenomena. He was
also an accomplished photographer; his work was exhibited this
past summer in New York at the Center for Digital Art and the
Nexus Gallery. He is survived by his wife, Julie
R. Krauss, SB'73, and a daughter.
W. Kern, AM'61, PhD'66, a history professor at the
University of New Mexico for more than 30 years, died April 15
of cancer in Albuquerque, NM. He was 65. A founding member and
former officer of in the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical
Studies and of the Southwestern Labor Studies Association, he
wrote ten books on Spanish history. Survivors include his wife,
L. Brake, AM'77, and two sons.
N. Reckles, MD'67, an orthopedic surgeon, died of a
brain tumor June 26 in Duluth, GA, at age 58. After serving as
a commander in the Navy Medical Corps, he entered private practice
in Orlando, FL. When he moved to Georgia in 1991, Reckles joined
the Medical Association of Atlanta, becoming an advocate of medical
law and ethics in a collaboration with the Atlanta Bar Association.
He also lectured as a clinical instructor in surgery at both Emory
University and Morehouse College. He is survived by his wife,
Bonnie; a daughter; a son; a stepson; his mother; and a brother.