1960s - 1990s
Joseph 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 sister.
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
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.