2001: CLASS NOTES, DEATHS,
Theodore N. Pullman,
a former professor of medicine, died February 8 in Hyde Park. He was
82. Pullman did research in malaria treatment, kidney function, and
in the molecular biology of the thyroid. He joined the faculty in 1946,
becoming a professor of medicine in 1964 and section chief of nephrology
in 1965. In 1973 he joined Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical
Center, also becoming a professor of medicine at Northwestern University.
Retiring from Northwestern in 1987, he returned to the U of C to study
molecular biology. Among his many honors, Pullman was a fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American
College of Physicians and served as president of the Chicago Society
for Internal Medicine. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie
Schlytter Pullman, AB'41.
the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman distinguished service professor in
economics, died March 17 in Hyde Park. He was 62. Rosen, a microeconomist
with a special interest in industrial organizations and labor economics,
developed a number of influential theories to explain how different
forces influence such items as home prices and celebrity salaries. After
teaching at the University of Rochester from 1964 to 1977, Rosen joined
the U of C faculty, where he chaired the economics department from 1988
to 1994. He wrote numerous papers and was editor, co-editor, or author
of four books, including A Disequilibrium, Model of Demand for Factors
of Production, and Implicit Contract Theory. At the time of his
death he was president of the American Economics Association. Survivors
include his wife, Sharon; and two daughters.
Helen Smith Bevington,
PhB'26, an author and professor, died March 16 in Hyde Park.
She was 94. Bevington joined the English faculty at Duke University
in 1943 and retired as a professor emeritus in 1976. She wrote 12 books
of poetry and essays including the 1965 Charley Smith Girl, and
her 1996 memoir, The Third and Only Way. An avid traveler, she
toured the world in her 70s in search of her own "earthly paradise."
She is survived by a son, David
M. Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton distinguished service
professor in the humanities, and five grandchildren.
J. Bernheim, MD'28, an obstetrician, died January 12 in Chicago
at age 102. Bernheim had a practice on the South Side, delivering 2,500
children during her 56-year career.
L. Durchslag, PhB'28, JD'30,
an attorney, died February 6 in Evanston, IL, at age
93. He and his brother had a successful private practice, Durchslag
& Durchslag, specializing in real-estate and probate law. His brother's
will established a scholarship fund in their names that helps pay tuition
costs for three Law School students each year. He is survived by his
wife, Elizabeth Potovsky
Durchslag, PhB'29; a daughter; three sons; and seven grandchildren.
Weinhouse, SB'33, PhD'36, a cancer researcher, died February
9 in Philadelphia at age 91. From 1963 to 1975 Weinhouse directed the
Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at the Temple
University School of Medicine. For more than 30 years he also taught
biochemistry at Temple, first as an adjunct and later full professor.
From 1969 to 1980 he was editor in chief of Cancer Research,
the journal of the American Association of Cancer Research, and served
on the organization's board of directors including a one-year term as
president. He is survived by his wife, Adele; two daughters; a son;
a brother; two sisters; and five grandchildren.
Cason Nicholson, PhB'34, a homemaker, died July 8, 1999,
in Sarasota, FL. She was 85. Nicholson traveled extensively with her
husband, living in The Hague, the Netherlands; and Brussels, Belgium,
before settling permanently in Sarasota. She is survived by her husband,
Edward W. S. Nicholson,
SB'34; two sons; and three grandchildren.
L. Smith, AM'34, died February 12, 2000, in Washington, DC,
at age 88. After working as a statistician with the Federal Emergency
Relief Administration, Smith moved to Washington, DC, and began his
career in personnel management for the Navy. He retired in 1975 as director
of manpower management for Naval Material Command, receiving the Secretary
of the Navy's Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Smith was a 52-year
member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington and served on the
board of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations. Survivors include a
daughter, a sister, three brothers, and two grandchildren.
Kirson Weinberg, AB'34, AM'35, PhD'42,
an authority on social problems and mental illness, died February 23
in Chicago. He was 88. Weinberg's 1955 Incest Behavior was the
first definitive sociological study on this subject and created a forum
for victims, clinicians, and policy makers to address the problem. He
also wrote books and articles on the nature of friendship, crime victims,
and the sociology of mental disorders. After studying schizophrenia
and delinquency in Ghana, Weinberg joined Roosevelt University as chair
of the sociology and anthropology departments and later held teaching
posts at University of California-Berkeley and the University of Minnesota
before joining the sociology faculty at Loyola University in Chicago.
He is survived by his wife, Rita
Mohr Weinberg, AM'47, PhD'55; a daughter, Carol
R. Weinberg, AB'73; two sons, including Douglas
Weinberg, JD'93; a sister, Fannie
Weinberg Press, PhB'31; and six grandchildren.
Helen Kotas Hirsch, AB'36,
a musician, died December 15 in Chicago at age 84. From 1941 to 1947
Hirsch played principal French horn in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
as the first woman to hold that position in a major American orchestra.
She held the same position with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra from
1950 to 1958 and in the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1954 to 1959. Retiring
in 1965, she taught at the American and Sherwood Conservatories of Music
and served the Hyde Park community as the treasurer of the Hyde Park
Union Church and in the women's philanthropy organization. She is survived
by her stepdaughters, Helen
Hirsch Kent, AB'43 and Jean
Hirsch Priest, PhB'47, SB'50, MD'53.
L. Brackenbury, AB'39, AM'39, PhD'48,
a retired professor, died February 7 in Des Moines, IA. He was 83. After
serving as a lieutenant in the Navy in WWII, he joined the faculty at
University of Southern California's School of Education where he taught
for 30 years, chairing the department of social and philosophical foundations
and serving as president of the Far Western Philosophy of Education
Society. He is survived by his wife, Opal; three daughters; and four
Grace Press, AB'39,
a retired teacher, died September 25 in Lincolnshire, IL. She was 82.
After years of homemaking and volunteering, Press earned her master's
degree at Northeastern Illinois University and taught English at Maine
Township High School East from the mid-1960s until her 1983 retirement.
Survivors include five daughters, including Barbara
Press Turner, AM'66, and Marjorie
Press Linblom, JD'78; a sister, Carolyn
Grace Brinkerhoff, AB'45; and 14 grandchildren.
Barbara Crane Gibson, AB'40,
a homemaker and volunteer, died May 24, 2000, in Madison, WI, at age
82. A longtime member of the American Association of University Women,
Gibson helped raise funds for college scholarships for women. She volunteered
for public schools and libraries and led Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops.
She is survived by a daughter; a son; a brother, Ronald
F. Crane, AB'42, AM'47; and two grandchildren.
Janet Bashen Switzer, X'41,
a homemaker, died December 10 in Chicago. She was 82. Switzer taught
piano and performed recitals with the Glen Ellyn Musicians Club. A lover
of books, nature, and music, she continued to enjoy her crafts and hobbies
after suffering a brain tumor in 1950 that led to the deterioration
of her sight. She is survived by a son, a stepdaughter, a stepson, a
brother, a sister, and ten grandchildren.
A. Whitmore, PhD'44,
a retired research director, died February 3 in Riverside, CA, at age
88. For over 30 years Whitmore worked for the FMC Citrus Division in
Riverside, helping break Japanese trade barriers against California
citrus products and developing patented devices and techniques for food
processing. After retiring in 1977 he served seven years in the Office
on Aging in Eureka, CA, and worked to draft bills to improve medical
delivery to seniors. He is survived by four daughters, a son, three
brothers, two sisters, and nine grandchildren.
Redmond Bowles Johnson, AM'45, a librarian, died January
29 in Evanston, IL. She was 90. Johnson, a former public school teacher,
was a librarian at Chicago Teachers College and at Fisk University.
She belonged to the American Library Association, the Chicago Library
Association, the American Association of University Professors, and
the American Association of University Women.
Lipow Dubin, AM'47,
a social worker, died January 1 in Deerfield, IL. She was 91. Dubin
worked for Chicago's Department of Welfare and the American Public Welfare
Association (APWA), retiring in 1971 as director for the APWA's on Aging.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Elisabeth
Ruch Dubin, AB'37, AM'39, PhD'46, and a brother-in-law, Robert
Dubin, AB'36, AM'40, PhD'47.
M. Boom, PhD'48,
a retired professor of history, died August 26 in Memphis, TN. He was
81. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Boom earned his doctorate
at Chicago and joined the University of Memphis faculty in 1949, where
he remained until his retirement in 1983, chairing the history department
for 18 years and serving as president of the West Tennessee Historical
Society. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen
Williams Boom, PhD'49; two sons; and five step-grandchildren.
C. Bowman, BLS'48,
a retired librarian, died February 1 in Topsham, ME, at age 88. Bowman
worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago for 16 years before directing
libraries at the University of Vermont, Hunter College, and the University
of Rochester. Retiring in 1976 to Maine, Bowman maintained his professional
interests with the Rockport Friends of the Library and the Midcoast
Forum on Foreign Relations. He is survived by his wife, Marion.
W. Hummel Jr., AM'49,
a former ambassador, died February 6 in Chevy Chase, MD. He was 80.
Hummel negotiated a 1982 agreement on United States arms sales to Taiwan
that smoothed relations between United States and China and allowed
the U.S. to continue supplying F-5E fighter planes to Taiwan as obligated
by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979. Joining the Foreign Service in
1950, he served as U.S. ambassador to Burma and to Ethiopia in 1975.
In 1976 he was named assistant secretary of state for East Asia and
the Pacific. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou; two sons; a brother;
and three grandchildren.
A. Beardslee, PhD'51, a Biblical scholar and theologian,
died January 25 in Claremont, CA. He was 84. Beardslee taught the Bible
and religion at Emory University where he also held several administrative
posts, including director of the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts
and acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A founder of literary
criticism of the New Testament, Beardslee worked as a member of the
Revised Standard Version Bible Committee of the National Council of
Churches and editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion
and Semeia. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a son; three stepsons;
a stepdaughter; two brothers; two sisters; and 12 grandchildren.
H. Borowitz, PhB'51,
a psychiatrist, died October 3 in Chicago. He was 71. Borowitz, who
taught at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (1959-1987),
was also a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation and helped develop
its system of awarding fellowships known as "genius grants."
He is survived by his wife, Selma
Shore Borowitz, AB'50, and a son, Michael
J. Borowitz, AM'88, PhD'93.
B. Urner, PhD'58,
an urban planner, died October 13 in South Africa at age 70. Urner headed
national planning projects in Libya and Bangladesh and primary-education
projects in Bhutan and Lesotho. In Egypt he monitored development projects
of international agencies on behalf of the Egyptian government, and
in the Philippines he helped develop provincial road networks and planning
capacity. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; and
Marie Schwartz Kazee, AB'76, an assistant professor and director
of neuropathology at SUNY Medical Center, died February 1, 2000. She
was 45. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; a daughter; two sons;
and a stepdaughter.
died June 4, 2000, of colon cancer in Greensboro, NC, at age 65. Stella
worked for International Harvester in Chicago and retired from Volvo
Truck in Greensboro, NC, in 1993. He also taught business at the Guilford
Technical Community College in Greensboro. Survivors include his wife,
Marilyn; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Karen A. Sorensen, MBA'88,
died February 22 in Skokie, IL. She was 47. A health management consultant
since 1985, Sorensen was the president of her own company, Sorensen
Consulting & Development Company, and she frequently spoke and wrote
on national and international health services management issues. Survivors
include her mother and a sister.