2000: CLASS NOTES (print version)
Staff, and Friends
- B. Peter Pashigian,
a professor emeritus in economics at the GSB, died October 18 in his
Hyde Park home. He was 68. A member of the GSB faculty since 1961, Pashigian
conducted research on pricing and shopping practices; from his work
in retail pricing of new automobiles, he recently proposed revisions
in the Bureau of Labor Statistics's used car price index. His numerous
books and articles include Price Theory and Applications and "Internalizing
Externalities: The Pricing Space in Shopping Malls" in the Journal of
Law and Economics. He was co-editor of the Journal of Business and on
the executive committee of the GSB's George J. Stigler Center for the
Study of the Economy and the State. He is survived by his wife, Rose;
a daughter; a son, Peter A. Pashigian; and a sister.
A. Simpson, the Arthur H. Compton distinguished service professor
emeritus in physics, died August 31 in Chicago at age 83. Simpson joined
the U of C in 1943. After the U.S. dropped the first two atomic bombs
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, Simpson organized a campaign
for the peaceful use as well as civilian control of atomic energy, co-founding
the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. His inventions include the neutron
monitor, which measures cosmic rays, and the Dust Flux Monitor Instrument,
which will be aboard the Stardust mission and will measure the size
of dust particles and map their distribution around the nucleus of Comet
Wild-2. Simpson directed the Fermi Institute from 1973 to 1978 and was
the Smithsonian Institution's Space Science History chair in 1987 and
1988. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; and
E. Ultmann, a professor of medicine and founding director
of the U of C Cancer Research Center, died October 23 in his Hyde Park
home at age 75. A pioneer in oncology, Ultmann is best known for his
work on precise staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma and the uses of staging
as a treatment guide. A former chair of the board of scientific counselors
for the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Treatment, he
also served as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
At the U of C, Ultmann revised the medical-school curriculum to increase
student-patient contact during the first two years of medical education.
He also facilitated the $21 million gift from the Duchossois family
that helped create the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. Under
his direction from 1973 to 1991, the U of C Cancer Research Center became
one of the nation's leading cancer centers. He is survived by his wife,
Ruth; two daughters; one son; and five grandchildren.
a researcher and advocate for the disadvantaged in Chicago, died August
16 in Chicago at age 80. After working her way through Illinois Institute
of Technology by wrapping chocolate bars on a Mars Candy assembly line,
Star joined the American Red Cross as a counselor for families of servicemen
stationed overseas during WWII. Later, she worked for the Illinois Department
of Vocational Rehabilitation and spent 17 years at the National Opinion
Research Center (NORC) as a field worker. She is survived by her husband,
Jack; four daughters; a son; three sisters; and five grandchildren.
Helen Breasted, a volunteer
at Chicago's Hull House, died in Tamworth, NH, on August 20 at age 90.
The wife of James Breasted, the founder of the Oriental Institute, Breasted
volunteered at Hull House in the 1930s, helping immigrant families settle
in the Chicago area. She is survived by a sister and five grandchildren.
David W. Bransky, SB'21,
a research chemist, died June 15 in Peoria, IL, at age 102. He joined
Standard Oil of Indiana in 1925, retiring in his 60s. Survivors include
his daughter, Ellen Bransky Solovy,
PhB'46, SB'47; a son; and six grandchildren.
G. Norcross, PhB'27, former editor-in-chief of House Beautiful
and a proponent of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, died September
3 in Frederick, MD. She was 94. Norcross worked in the promotion department
for Good Housekeeping before becoming editor of House Beautiful in 1941,
a position she held for 23 years. She championed modernity, climate
control in home building, sliding doors, and a richer style of architecture.
She became close friends with Wright after she published an attack on
the International style. Survivors include a goddaughter and a sister-in-law.
W. Herlihy, SB'30, a retired president of Herlihy Mid-Continent
Company, died June 3 in Chicago at age 91. An engineer, he designed
and built highway bridges and Chicago tunnels and worked for the Fermi
Lab and the Adler Planetarium. A longtime member of the American Mathematical
Association, he studied mathematics and physics throughout his life.
He is survived by three children, including Joanna
Herlihy Burnette, AB'53, and eleven grandchildren.
R. Yates, PhB'31, JD'33, former U.S. congressman (Dem.-IL)
and champion of government support for the arts, died October 7 in Washington,
DC. He was 91. A liberal Democrat who represented lakeside Chicago in
the House of Representatives for more than 50 years, Yates pushed for
the legislation that established the National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA) in 1965 and chaired the House Appropriations Interior subcommittee
that oversaw the endowment. He lost the chair seat in 1994 but vigorously
defended the NEA from Republican efforts to cut its funding. He believed
in the government's obligation to help the least fortunate in society
and was a strong force behind the creation of the Holocaust Memorial
Museum and a protector of national parks. Survivors include his wife,
Adeline Holler Yates, PhB'34;
a son, Stephen R. Yates, AB'63,
JD'67; and three grandchildren.
Virginia Hunter Cables, PhB'33,
died September 9 at age 87. A resident of La Habra, CA, she volunteered
actively in the school where her daughter was a principal. Survivors
include a daughter and four granddaughters.
T. V. Johnson, PhB'33, of Crete, IL, died July 27 at the
age of 89. Johnson worked for the Index Publications in Chicago from
graduation until his retirement 45 years later. Survivors include three
children and six grandchildren.
L. Hitchens, AB'35, AM'36, PhD'59, a retired colonel in the
U.S. Air Force, died September 1 in Aurora, IL. He was 85. After serving
as a flight instructor during WWII and flying 50 combat missions in
the Korean War, Hitchens became a founding member of the faculty at
the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1955, serving until 1963 as faculty secretary
and associate professor in history. He also served in Vietnam as a battle
staff controller. In retirement, he was a senior research associate
at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served as an aide to
the chancellor and supervised research projects. Survivors include his
wife, Marilyn Buck Hitchens, AA'40;
four children; a sister, Jean Hitchens
Anderson, SB'38; and six grandchildren.
Winer Fain, AB'37, of Hamilton, Bermuda, died August 1 at
age 83. Fain and her husband traveled from 1965 to 1992. She is survived
by a daughter, three sons, two sisters, and seven grandchildren. Leslie
M. Lipson, PhD'38, an author and a professor of political science at
the University of California-Berkeley, died August 15 in Berkeley at
age 88. Best known for his textbook The Great Issue of Politics, which
was translated into 100 languages, Lipson taught at Berkeley for 34
years. From 1963 to 1976 Lipson was a regular panelist and reporter
for the PBS weekly program World Press. After retirement in 1984, he
continued to lecture and write opinion pieces for the San Francisco
Chronicle. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son; a stepdaughter,
Lisa Fruchtman, AB'70;
and a granddaughter.
C. Bock, AB'39, PhD'50, a retired scientific researcher who
piloted one of the planes monitoring the dropping of the atom bomb on
Nagasaki, died August 25, in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 82. He rose to the
rank of major in the Army Air Forces and was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross and the Air Medal. After the war, he did research in zoology
with an emphasis on genetics and mathematical statistics. He is survived
by his wife, Helen E. Bock, AM'67;
two daughters; a son; a sister; and two grandsons.
Ray H. Freeark Jr., AB'47, AM'53,
coach, teacher, and lawyer, died August 12 in Ranch Santa Fe, CA. He
was 74. Freeark's love of sports led to a career teaching and coaching
at Belleville Township High School in Illinois. Founder and partner
in the law firm Freeark, Harvey, Mendillo, Dennis, Wuller and Cain in
Belleville, Freeark extensively worked for the Illinois Medical Society.
An avid fan of horse racing, he edited and published the Illinois Thoroughbred
magazine and wrote for Thoroughbred Record and Horseman's Journal. Survivors
include his wife, Arlene; two daughters; a son; two brothers; and seven
Gordon, JD'47, an attorney, died July 17 in Chicago at age
76. Gordon had her own general practice for 25 years. At age 73, she
became the first female president of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers,
a Jewish bar association. President of the Women's Bar Association of
Illinois and the Elaine Settler Foundation, she was a board member for
the Women's Bar Association of Illinois Foundation, which awards scholarships
to female students. Survivors include a brother.
Raymond L. Scherer, AM'47,
of Washington, DC, died July 1 at age 81. During his four-decade career
as chief White House correspondent for NBC News, Scherer reported on
six administrations, from Harry Truman to Gerald Ford, and was one of
the first television "floor men" at the 1956 presidential conventions.
He covered Europe as NBC's London correspondent from 1969 to 1973. Upon
his return to the U.S., he reported on the Watergate scandal. He served
as vice president of RCA, the parent company of NBC, until his 1986
retirement. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, and a brother.
Lloyd Poste, AM'49, a social worker, died August 27 in Geneseo,
NY, at age 88. Poste began her career in juvenile court in Denver and
after WWII worked for the United Nations Relief Agency in Germany, where
she helped return and place child survivors of the concentration camps.
After returning to the States, she worked for the Livingston County
Children's Protective Association for 38 years, serving as president
from 1962 to 1964 and as liaison between the association and the State
Communities Aid Association from 1958 to 1996. Survivors include a daughter.
Lawrence D. Bonham, PhD'50,
of Mill Creek, WA, died September 18 at age 78. A first lieutenant in
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII, Bonham was a branch chief
at the U.S. Geological Survey from 1950 to 1984 and worked on such projects
as the first geological map of the moon. An avid birder, he ranked among
the top birders in North America with a lifetime count of 727 species.
Survivors include his wife, Selma; three children; and three grandchildren.
John M. Beck, AM'47, PhD'53,
a lifelong educator, died August 6 in his Hyde Park home. He was 87.
Beck was a teacher and administrator at the Chicago Teachers College,
now Chicago State University, from 1953 to 1965. In 1966 Beck was one
of the founders of the Chicago Teacher Corps, a program to recruit more
urban teachers to match the growing student populations in inner-city
schools. From 1968 until his death, he was the executive director of
the Chicago Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Survivors include
F. Mazukelli, SB'55, SM'56, a scientist, died August 1 in
Chicago at age 66. Mazukelli led a diverse life, working as a mathematician
on a federal weapons evaluation project in Chicago, playing piano concertos
in Orchestra Hall, and helping develop Northwestern University's Vogelback
Computing Center. He is survived by a brother and two sisters.
K. Skala, AB'56, died July 17 in Sooke, Canada, at age 87.
Survivors include a son.
Fred M. Zimring, JD'50, PhD'57,
of Cleveland Heights, OH, died August 22 at age 75. At his death, Zimring
was the chair of the clinical psychology program at Case-Western Reserve
University. Survivors include his sister-in-law.
T. Kane, JD'60,
a former vice president and secretary of United Airlines and a retired
corporate counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, died September 5 in
his Kenilworth, IL, home. He was 66. During the mid-1980s, he was instrumental
in the acquisition of Hilton International and the Hertz Corp. by United's
parent company, Allegis Corp. From 1993 to 1999 he helped transform
Allstate from a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck and Co. into a separate
public company. He is survived by his wife, Olwyn; a brother; and a
Candida Lund, PhD'63, the chancellor of Dominican University,
died September 4 in Evanston, IL. She was 79. Lund taught social studies
in a Sioux Falls, SD, high school before becoming the dean of students
at Rosary College (now Dominican University) in 1955, and later, a professor
and chair of the political science department. Named president in 1964,
she instituted a sabbatical program for faculty, stepped up minority
recruitment, and oversaw the college's 1970 transition into a coed institution.
She became chancellor in 1981. A lover of the arts, she founded the
university's annual Trustee Benefit Concert. She is survived by a sister.
J. Ennis Jr., JD'65, a First Amendment lawyer and former
legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), died July
29 in Boston from complications from leukemia. He was 60. Ennis appeared
as counsel in some 250 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was nationally
known both for his work to protect the mentally ill and retarded and
to defend the First Amendment. In the 1970s, he was lead counsel for
the ACLU's Willowbrook case, which exposed the squalor in Staten Island
(NY)'s largest institutions for the mentally retarded. Survivors include
his wife, Emily; two sons; his mother; and a sister.
W. Fannings, AM'65, who devoted his life to human service,
died September 2 in Chicago. He was 66. A social worker and a civil-rights
advocate, he counseled and assessed soldiers who served in the Korean
War, marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in the Gage Park neighborhood,
and participated in civil-rights demonstrations. As a retiree, he volunteered
as a tennis coach for young people. He is survived by his wife, Rita;
two daughters; two stepsons; a sister; and two grandchildren.
Ming Tang, SB'65, a professor of mathematics, died July 3
in Minneapolis at age 55. Tang taught mathematics at the University
of Missouri-Rolla until his 1990 retirement. He is survived by a son;
a brother, I. Ming Tang, SB'62;
a sister; and his stepmother.
H. Lion, AB'66, founder and former director of the Magic
Theatre in San Francisco, died August 1 in Seal Beach, CA. He was 55.
At the time of his death, Lion was about to be appointed chair of the
theater arts department of California State University-Los Angeles,
and had most recently served as a college liaison with the Kennedy Center
in Washington, DC. Survivors include his wife, Kitty; two daughters;
two sons; a brother; and a sister, Joanna
Lion, AB'60, AM'63, PhD'74.
Simon, PhD'67, a sexuality expert and a professor of sociology
at the University of Houston, died July 21 in Houston. He was 70. Simon
began his career in 1965 as a sex researcher at the Institute for Sex
Research (the Kinsey Institute) and the sociology department at Indiana
University. Best known for his book written with John
H. Gagnon, AB'55, PhD'69, Sexual Conduct, he directed studies
of youth at the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago from 1968
to 1975, when he relocated to the University of Houston. Survivors include
his wife, Lynn; three sons, including Adam
Simon, PhD'92; two brothers; two sisters; and seven grandchildren.
E. Smith, MAT'73, died September 3 in Reistertown, MD, of
complications from leukemia. She was 50. Smith was an active member
of the state of Maryland's "Ready at Five," a childhood-education program.
She and her husband operated ABS Restoration Products, an automotive-restoration
tool business, and she later worked as a project manager at the Baltimore
branch office of CitiFinancial, a member of Citigroup. Survivors include
her husband, Steve; her father; and a sister.